US Pat. No. 10,396,535

WHILE-IN-USE OUTDOOR COVER WITH RECESSED ELECTRICAL DEVICE

1. An apparatus comprising:a hood;
a base connected to the hood, the base including:
a first side wall and a first back wall forming a first cavity with a first opening opposite the first back wall, wherein:
the hood is configured to cover the first opening,
the first side wall includes a first side wall edge and a second side wall edge opposite the first side wall edge, the first side wall edge being proximate to the first opening and the second side wall edge being proximate to the first back wall, and
the first back wall includes a second opening to a second cavity, and
a second side wall defining the second cavity and extending from the first back wall away from the first opening; and
an electrical device,
wherein the first cavity and the second cavity are configured to provide access through the first opening and the second opening to the electrical device coupled to the second side wall, the second side wall extending by a depth from the first back wall and is sized for receipt into the electrical box,
wherein the apparatus, when attached to an electrical box, is configured to position at least a portion of the electrical device within the electrical box, and
wherein the electrical device is integrally attached to the second side wall.

US Pat. No. 10,396,534

MODULAR CABLE PROTECTOR

1. A modular cable protector comprising:a body having an upper surface, opposing side ramps and opposing ends;
at least one channel extending in parallel between the ends;
male end connectors on at least one end of the cable protector having peripheral walls with upper edges;
female end connectors on at least one end of the cable protector having peripheral walls with upper edges; said female end connectors removably engaging the male end connectors of an adjacent cable protector, thereby enabling cable protectors to be connected in series with the channels in alignment with the channels of an adjacent cable protector;
a plurality of openings extending downward from the upper edges along the walls between adjacent end connectors defining a pattern of gaps and regions of contact between the walls of adjacent end connectors, wherein at least one of said openings has a lower portion with an undercut extending horizontally from the lower portion of the opening; and
a tool having a vertical member with a lower end insertable into the opening and a horizontal protrusion extending from the lower end of the vertical member for removably engaging the undercut.

US Pat. No. 10,396,533

CONTAINERIZED POWER FLOW CONTROL SYSTEMS

Smart Wires Inc., Union ...

1. A container for use in a containerized power flow control system for a power distribution system comprising:the container containing at least one FACTS device for deployment on an as needed basis;
at least one insulator for supporting the at least one FACTS device above the container when coupled into the power distribution system;
a lifter for lifting the insulator with the at least one FACTS device thereon to an elevation wherein the at least one FACTS device is disposed in an operative elevation above the container; and
the container and the at least one FACTS device being adapted for coupling the at least one FACTS device into the power distribution system and operating while remaining in or being supported by the container.

US Pat. No. 10,396,532

CONTACT DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING ELECTRICAL ENERGY

1. A contact device (100) for transmitting electrical energy from a bus bar (1) to a tap-off device (2) comprising:at least one connecting housing (10) having at least one partially open contacting duct (13) at a side facing the bus bar (1), in a direction parallel to the bus bar (1) such that at least one sliding contact element (31) extends at an interior surface (13A) of the at least one contacting duct (13) so that within the at least one contacting duct (13) an electrical line of the bus bar (1) is electrically contacted to the at least one contacting duct (13),
wherein the bus bar (1) is mechanically connected to the tap-off device (2) via the connecting housing (10),
wherein the connecting housing (10) includes at least one base carrier (10a) on which at least one connecting element (20), is mounted,
a power tab-off device (3), which includes at least one sliding contact element (31) for diverting electrical energy from the bus bar (1), wherein the at least one sliding contact element (31) is guided through the base carrier (10a) and has a contacting area (32) on a side of the base carrier (10a) facing away from the bus bar (1), wherein at least one circuit board selected from the group of printed circuit boards consisting of a printed circuit board of the contact device (100), a printed circuit board of the tap-off device (2), and a printed circuit board of a motor is contactable in an electrically conductive manner, characterized in that the sliding contact elements (31) are configured in the form of sliding clip elements so that the connecting housing (10) is clipped onto the bus bar without using tools.

US Pat. No. 10,396,531

FRAME PROFILE FOR A FRAME RACK OF A SWITCH CABINET, AND A CORRESPONDING FRAME RACK

1. A frame profile for a frame rack of a switch cabinet, wherein the frame profile has:a first and a second profile web, wherein a free end of the first profile web has a first sealing edge, and a free end of the second profile web has a second sealing edge, wherein at least one of the profile webs has an undercut,
a first mounting side with fixing receptacles, which first mounting side is spaced apart from the first sealing edge by a first dimension of a first connecting side of the first profile web, which connects the first mounting side to the first sealing edge,
a second mounting side with fixing receptacles, which second mounting side is spaced apart from the second sealing edge by a second dimension of a second connecting side of the second profile web, which connects the second mounting side to the second sealing edge,
wherein the connecting side of the profile web having the undercut transitions at the sealing edge via a continuous folded edge of more than 180° into an additional profile side of the profile web having the undercut, so that the sealing edge has a spherical sealing contour.

US Pat. No. 10,396,530

AIR NEGATIVE ION GENERATING APPARATUS REALIZED BY BUMPING AGAINST COLLISION SURFACE BY HIGH-PRESSURE GAS FLOW CARRYING WATER MOLECULES

Hangzhou Estai Medical Te...

1. An air negative ion generating apparatus realized by bumping against a collision surface by a high-pressure gas flow carrying water molecules comprising: a liquid container and a cover body snapped onto a top opening end of the liquid container, wherein the cover body is provided with a high-pressure gas inlet pipe; a core assembly is provided inside the cover body, and the core assembly comprises a liquid flow chamber, a collision component and a liquid flow inlet; and a lower port of the high-pressure gas inlet pipe faces the collision component, the liquid flow inlet is located between the lower port of the high-pressure gas inlet pipe and the collision component, the liquid flow inlet is communicated with the liquid chamber, and a lower port of the liquid flow chamber is fixedly connected with a liquid conduit extending downwards.

US Pat. No. 10,396,529

VCSELS HAVING MODE CONTROL AND DEVICE COUPLING

Finisar Corporation, Sun...

1. A vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) comprising:an active region configured to emit light;
a blocking region over or under the active region, the blocking region defining a plurality of channels therein;
a plurality of conductive channel cores in the plurality of channels of the blocking region, wherein the plurality of conductive channel cores and blocking region form an isolation region;
a photodetector;
a waveguide extending between and optically coupling the active region and the photodetector;
a top electrical contact; and
a bottom electrical contact electrically coupled with the top electrical contact through the active region and plurality of conductive channel cores,
wherein the plurality of conductive channel cores are located between and electrically coupled with the top electrical contact and bottom electrical contact, and optically coupled so as to form a common light emitter that emits light from the plurality of conductive channel cores.

US Pat. No. 10,396,527

VERTICAL-CAVITY SURFACE-EMITTING LASER WITH HIGH MODULATION SPEED

Mellanox Technologies, Lt...

1. A vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) having a reduced parasitic capacitance, the VCSEL comprising:a top reflector and a bottom reflector;
an active cavity material structure disposed between the top reflector and the bottom reflector comprising:
a top current-spreading layer;
a bottom current-spreading layer;
an active region disposed between the top current-spreading layer and the bottom current-spreading layer; and
a tunnel junction overgrown by the top current spreading layer, wherein the tunnel junction is disposed within the top current spreading layer and bordered on one surface thereof by the active region;
wherein the active region is undercut relative to the top current-spreading layer and the bottom current-spreading layer;
wherein, within a vertical plane of the VCSEL, a width of the tunnel junction is less than a width of the active region, and a width of the active region is less than a width of the top current-spreading layer; and
wherein the width of the active region is in a range defined by a minimum width and a maximum width, the minimum width is 4 ?m greater than the width of the tunnel junction and the maximum width is 1 ?m less than the width of the top current-spreading layer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,526

DISPLAY APPARATUS

MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A retinal scanning type display apparatus, the display apparatus comprising:a low output laser whose operational current is lower than a standard output laser;
a shunting element; and
a drive circuit that is a standard output laser drive circuit and is capable of adjusting a current value on a discrete basis in a range of an operational current higher than the operational current of the low output laser;
wherein the shunting element is connected in parallel with the low output laser,
wherein the standard output laser drive circuit supplies a first current to the low output laser and the shunting element connected in parallel with the low output laser, the first current being a sum of a second current supplied to the low output laser and a third current supplied to the shunting element, and
wherein the second current that is supplied to the low output laser can be adjusted on a discrete basis in a range of an operational current of the low output laser by adjusting the first current on a discrete basis in a rage of operational current higher than the operational current of the low output laser.

US Pat. No. 10,396,525

LASER FAULT TOLERANCE AND SELF-CALIBRATION SYSTEM

NLIGHT, INC., Vancouver,...

1. A method, comprising:detecting, at a computing device, a failed laser diode element or a failed laser pump in a laser diode system including a plurality of laser diode elements arranged in a plurality of laser pumps;
receiving, using the computing device, an encoded key after the detecting;
disabling, using the computing device, the failed laser diode element or the failed laser pump in the laser diode system based at least in part on the encoded key; and
recalibrating, using the computing device, the laser diode system after disabling the failed laser diode element or the failed laser pump,
wherein the failed laser diode element or failed laser pump comprises a first laser diode element or a first laser pump and the other laser diode element(s) or laser pump(s) comprise second laser diode element(s) or second laser pump(s), and wherein the recalibrated laser diode system is configured to generate a power output signal using only the second laser diode element(s) and the second laser pump(s).

US Pat. No. 10,396,524

HIGH POWER OPTICAL FIBER LASER COMBINER

NATIONAL CHUNG SHAN INSTI...

1. A high power optical fiber laser combiner, comprising:a plurality of input port fibers;
an output port fiber including a cladding and a propagating layer, the cladding being used to clad the propagating layer, and the cladding including a micro-nano periodic grating structure on a surface thereof for removing a residual power in the cladding by using the diffraction principle of the grating;
a bundling portion for bundling the input port fibers, and the input port fibers spliced to the output port fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,396,523

SUPPRESSION OF POLARIZATION MODULATION INSTABILITY IN HIGH POWER FIBER AMPLIFIER SYSTEMS

Northrop Grumman Systems ...

1. A fiber laser amplifier system comprising:a master oscillator generating a seed beam;
at least one polarization modulator responsive to the seed beam and controlling the polarization of the seed beam;
at least one fiber amplifier responsive to the polarization controlled seed beam and amplifying the seed beam;
a weakly polarization maintaining (PM) delivery fiber coupled to the at least one fiber amplifier and delivering the amplified beam to a delivery location, said delivery fiber having a fast axis and a slow axis;
a beam sampler responsive to the amplified beam at or near the delivery location and generating a sample beam;
a polarization analyzer responsive to the sample beam and being oriented to transmit light polarized along the slow axis of the delivery fiber;
a detector responsive to the sample beam after it has passed through the polarization analyzer, said detector converting the sample beam to an electrical signal that provides an indication of the power of the sample beam; and
a polarization controller responsive to the electrical signal from the detector, said polarization controller controlling the polarization modulator so as to cause the polarization modulator to orient the polarization of the seed beam so that it aligns with the slow axis of the delivery fiber so that nonlinear birefringence that occurs in the delivery fiber as a result of propagation of the seed beam is combined with a natural birefringence of the delivery fiber that acts to increase the index of refraction of the delivery fiber along the slow axis so as to suppress polarization modulation instability in the delivery fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,396,522

PULSE COMPRESSION IN CHIRPED PULSE LASER SYSTEMS

Infinite Potential Labora...

1. A chirped pulse laser system comprising:a programmable optical dispersive filter (PODF) operable to modify a spectral phase of optical pulses; and
a pulse compressor that receives an optical pulse based on an output of the PODF, the pulse compressor comprising optical elements in a vacuum chamber, the optical elements defining an optical path through the pulse compressor, the optical elements arranged to disperse the optical pulse in the optical path, the optical elements comprising diffraction gratings and a dispersive mirror, the dispersive mirror having a smooth reflective surface that defines a portion of the optical path.

US Pat. No. 10,396,521

LASER

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A semiconductor laser, comprising:a traveling wave laser cavity;
an active section coupled to a waveguide, the active section comprising a forward biased laser gain medium region and a saturatable absorber comprising a reverse biased laser gain medium region; wherein the forward biased laser gain medium region is between 5 and 20 times longer than the reverse biased laser gain medium region;
a laser output from the active section coupled to the waveguide;
a pulse stretcher embedded m the traveling wave laser cavity; and
a pulse compressor embedded in the traveling wave laser cavity;
wherein, the traveling, wave laser cavity has a direction of propagation the pulse stretcher is coupled to the waveguide after the laser output and before the active section, in the direction of propagation; and the pulse compressor is coupled to the waveguide after the active section and before the laser output, in the direction of propagation.

US Pat. No. 10,396,520

METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A MOUNTING DEVICE

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A method for calibrating a mounting-device;said mounting-device used for automatically mounting a contact-part into a connector-housing;
said contact-part attached to an electrical line;
said connector-housing defining a cavity into which the contact-part is inserted;
said method comprising the steps of:
providing the mounting-device which comprises:
a holder for the connector-housing;
the holder having a marking-carrier attached thereto,
a positioning-device that includes a moveable-gripper;
the movable-gripper including a marking-device;
the movable-gripper configured to insert the contact-part into the connector-housing;
a camera configured to capture an image of a portion of the holder; and
a control unit in communication with the positioning-device, the camera, and the moveable-gripper, said control unit configured to:
determine a position of the cavity based on the image; and
control the positioning-device such that the moveable-gripper inserts the contact-part into the cavity;
marking a plurality of marking-points on the marking-carrier using the marking-device, wherein the moveable-gripper is sequentially positioned based on predetermined coordinates stored in the control unit;
capturing the image of the plurality of the marking-points using the camera;
determining positions of the plurality of the marking-points based on the image using the control unit;
said positions indicative of an actual insertion-position of the contact-part into the connector-housing by the moveable-gripper; and
storing the positions of the plurality of the marking-points in a memory of the control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,396,519

TWO-PIECE MALE ELECTRIC TERMINAL AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SAME

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A two-piece male electric terminal comprising:an attachment piece including an attachment fastener portion that extends along a terminal axis; and
a contact piece including a lance and a contact fastener portion that extends along the terminal axis; wherein
one of the attachment fastener portion and the contact fastener portion includes a box structure that is positioned around and extends along the terminal axis and defines an interior space, the box structure including (1) a first contact locator that extends into the interior space and (2) a second contact locator that extends into the interior space and is axially offset from the first contact locator, and
the other of the attachment fastener portion and the contact fastener portion is located in the interior space, wherein each of the first and second contact locators resiliently engages the other of the attachment fastener portion and the contact fastener portion.

US Pat. No. 10,396,518

CABLE GRIPPER TOOL

PDS Electronics, Inc., T...

1. A coaxial cable gripping device comprising:a body including an internal longitudinal bore with a uniform circumference along its entire longitudinal length and configured to receive a section of coaxial cable, the body including a first half portion and a second half portion, and wherein the internal longitudinal bore uniform circumference is less than a uniform circumference of the section of coaxial cable to grasp the section of coaxial cable within the first half portion and the second half portion and provide separation of the first half portion and the second half portion with the section of coaxial cable grasped between the first half portion and second half portion, thereby clamping and straightening the section of coaxial cable between the first half portion and the second half portion,
wherein the first half portion and second half portion include finger recesses on an outside surface of the body, an external gripping patterned surface on the outside surface of the body and a cable gripping pattern along an internal bore surface of the internal longitudinal bore, the external gripping surface including a raised textured hand gripping surface on the outside surface of the first and second half portions and the external gripping surface extending substantially along the longitudinal length of the outside surface of the body, the cable gripping pattern including a plurality of continuous longitudinal ridges longitudinally aligned and longitudinally extending along an entire length of the internal longitudinal bore and configured to grip an outer surface of the section of coaxial cable.

US Pat. No. 10,396,517

TAPPING APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING ELECTRICAL ENERGY

1. A tapping apparatus (100) for transmitting electrical energy from a spatially fixed, busbar (1) to a tapping device (2) which can be moved along the busbar (1) or is also spatially fixed, said tapping apparatus comprising:at least one connection housing (10), the busbar (1) being mechanically connected or connectable to the tapping device (2) by means of the connection housing (10),a current tapping apparatus (3) which comprises sliding contact elements (31) for collecting electrical energy from the busbar (1), the sliding contact elements (31) being formed by a first number of first contact elements (310A) for supplying power at at least one first voltage of one of the control circuit boards (100A), and by a second number of contact elements (310B) for supplying power at least one second voltage of another control circuit board (100A), at least two contact element groups thus being formed,the individual contact elements (310A, 310B) in each group being arranged one after the other in a direction of travel (220) of the connection housing (10), and each group separately supplying a control circuit board (100A) uniquely assigned thereto with electrical power, contact elements (310C) being formed as an earth connection (GND terminal) between the contact elements (310A) and the contact elements (310B) in a direction perpendicular to a direction of travel (220),
the current tapping apparatus (3) being mechanically rigidly connected to the connection housing (10), and
characterized in that the connection housing (10) comprises at least one base support (10A), on which at least two control circuit boards (100A) are mounted, or said two control circuit boards (100A) alone form the base support (10A).

US Pat. No. 10,396,515

PORTABLE STORAGE DEVICE WITH POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

1. A bag for transporting tools and building supplies comprising:a body comprising:
a base member; and
at least one side panel coupled to the base member and extending from the base member, wherein the base member and the at least one side panel cooperate to define an internal volume, and wherein the internal volume is accessible through a main opening defined by the at least one side panel;
a first spool rotatable relative to the body and positioned within the internal volume;
a second spool rotatable relative to the body and positioned within the internal volume;
a first electrical cord extending outside of the body, wherein the first electrical cord wraps at least partially around the first spool;
an electrical plug coupled to a distal end of the first electrical cord;
a second electrical cord extending outside of the body, wherein the second electrical cord wraps at least partially around the second spool;
an electrical connector coupled to a distal end of the second electrical cord and defining at least one electrical outlet;
a divider positioned within the internal volume and coupled to at least one of the first spool, the second spool, and the body, wherein the divider is configured to divide the internal volume into a cable volume and a storage volume, and wherein the first spool and the second spool are positioned within the cable volume; and
a battery charger electrically coupled to at least one of the first electrical cord and the second electrical cord,
wherein the electrical plug is electrically coupled to the electrical connector though the first electrical cord and the second electrical cord, and wherein the electrical plug is configured to interface with an external power source such that the at least one electrical outlet receives electrical power from the external power source; and
wherein the battery charger is configured to be selectively coupled to a removable battery, wherein the battery charger extends into the cable volume, and wherein the removable battery extends into the storage volume when the removable battery is coupled to the battery charger.

US Pat. No. 10,396,514

POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT RETENTION DEVICE

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A retention assembly, comprising:a mount configured to receive a retention member of a power distribution unit;
a plate attached to the mount,
wherein the plate includes a central opening,
wherein the plate includes a locking member only partially extending across the central opening of the plate, the locking member being coplanar with the plate and configured to prevent movement between the mount and the retention member of the power distribution unit, and
wherein the plate is moveable with respect to the mount, such that the locking member can be engaged and disengaged from the retention member.

US Pat. No. 10,396,513

PLUG ASSEMBLY AND RECEPTACLE ASSEMBLY WITH TWO ROWS

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A plug assembly, comprising:a body with a first flange and a second flange; and
a mating blade positioned between the first and second flange and having a mating end and a body end, the mating blade including a first side and a second side, the first side facing the first flange, the first side having a first pad row, a second pad row and a third pad row, the second pad row being furthest from the mating end and the first and second pad row having pads arranged in a differential signal pattern and the third pad row being positioned between the first and second pad rows and the second side having a fourth pad row, a fifth pad row and a sixth pad row, the fourth and fifth pad rows having pads arranged in a differential signal pattern, the sixth pad row being positioned between the fourth and fifth pad rows and the fifth pad row being furthest from the mating end, wherein the first flange covers the first, second and third pad rows and the second flange covers the fifth pad row but substantially does not cover the fourth and sixth pad rows.

US Pat. No. 10,396,512

CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH INTERCHANGEABLE CONNECTOR MODULES FOR OPTICAL FIBERS, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS, OR BOTH

Senko Advanced Components...

1. A connector system comprising:a housing having a cable end portion and an opposite connection end portion configured to mate with a receptacle; and
an insert configured to be removably coupled to the housing;
wherein the insert is configured to be coupled to at least one optical fiber connector and at least one electrical connector while the insert is removed from the housing to form a hybrid connector insert assembly that fixedly retains the at least one optical fiber connector and the at least one electrical connector within the insert while the insert is removed from the housing;
wherein the hybrid connector insert assembly is configured to be removably coupled to the housing as a unit by insertion of the hybrid connector insert assembly into the connection end portion of the housing; and
wherein the connector system is configured to make a hybrid connection after the hybrid connector insert assembly is coupled to the housing when the connection end portion is mated with the receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,396,511

CORRUGATED CABLE CO-AXIAL CONNECTOR

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A corrugated cable co-axial connector, comprising:a connector body, having a connector through hole, having an interface end and a matching end in an axial direction of the connector through hole which are opposite to each other, and having an internal thread at the matching end;
a clamping nut, having a central through hole, having a cable end and a clamping end in an axial direction of the central through hole which are opposite each other, and having an external thread at the clamping end;
an annular elastic clip which is, at the clamping end of the clamping nut, axially slidingly fitted into the central through hole of the clamping nut; and
a resilient ring circumscribing the annular elastic clip and located between the clamping end of the clamping nut and the annular elastic clip;
wherein, the clamping nut is configured in a way that when a corrugated cable having a corrugated outer conductor is received in the central through hole of the clamping nut, the connector body applies at least a radial inward force to the annular elastic clip by the engagement of the external thread of the clamping nut and the internal thread of the connector body, to lock the corrugated cable in the annular elastic clip.

US Pat. No. 10,396,510

COAXIAL CONNECTOR WITH COMPENSATOR

1. A coaxial connector (1) for electrically interconnecting a coaxial cable (300) with a circuit board (50), the coaxial connector (1) comprising a connector front end (2) connectable with a circuit board (50) and a connector rear end (3) connectable with the coaxial cable (300), the coaxial connector (1) comprising:a. an outer conductor arrangement (200) connectable with an outer conductor (320) of the coaxial cable (300) at the connector rear end (3), having
i. a compensator means (220) arranged at the connector front end (2) comprising
1. at least one cup spring (230) including a contacting zone (231) configured to contact a contact face (53) of the circuit board (50) to establish an electrical interconnection between the outer conductor arrangement (200) and the contact face (53) and
2. the cup spring (230) including a center aperture (232) that is at least partially encircled by the contacting zone (231); and
b. an inner conductor arrangement (100) connectable with an inner conductor (310) of the coaxial cable (300) at the connector rear end (3), having
i. a contacting tip (111) configured to contact a contacting point (52) of the circuit board (50) via the center aperture (232) of the compensator means (230) to establish an electrical contact between the inner conductor (100) and the contacting point (52).

US Pat. No. 10,396,509

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR DEVICE WITH AN ELASTIC ARM-SHAPED MEMBER THAT ENGAGES A MATING CONNECTOR

DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.,...

1. An electrical connector which a mating connector having a terminal portion of a signal transmission medium coupled thereto fits in, the electrical connector comprising:a contact member extending in a fit-in direction of the mating connector and arranged so as to be able to make contact with an electrode part of the mating connector; and
a conductive shell member formed of a plate-shaped metal member having a wall surface part in a plate thickness direction and being arranged in a state of surrounding at least part of the contact member, wherein
the conductive shell member is provided with an elastic arm-shaped member which makes contact with the mating connector when fitting in the mating connector and elastically displaces in a direction orthogonal to the fit-in direction,
the elastic arm-shaped member is provided with an engaging piece which makes contact with the mating connector, wherein,
after protruding from the conductive shell member to the fit-in direction or a direction opposite thereto, the elastic arm-shaped member extends in a state of being folded to a direction opposite to a protruding direction,
the engaging piece has a connector contact surface and a shell contact surface, the connector contact surface comes to make contact with a contact face of the mating connector at a depth of the engaging piece in the fit-in direction when an external force is applied to the mating connector in a fit-in state in a removing direction opposite to the fit-in direction, and the shell contact surface is provided to oppose the connector contact surface and comes to make contact with a part of the conductive shell member when the contact face of the mating connector makes contact with the connector contact surface to restrict movement of the mating connector, and
the wall surface part in the plate thickness direction forming the connector contact surface and the shell contact surface to extend approximately orthogonally to the direction in which the elastic arm-shaped member is extending after being folded.

US Pat. No. 10,396,508

COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR WITH INTEGRAL RFI PROTECTION

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A coaxial cable connector, comprising a body, a post, and a coupler wherein:the post is adapted to receive an end of a coaxial cable;
the post comprises a front end positioned in a central passage of the coupler, an enlarged shoulder at the front end of the post, and a plurality of contacting portions;
the contacting portions are formable, integral to, and monolithic with the post, collectively circumscribe the enlarged shoulder at the front end of the post, and comprise radially projecting protrusions formed to a contour of the coupler such that the coupler shapes at least one of the plurality of contacting portions to a formed state when the coupler is assembled with the body and the post, establishing electrical continuity between the coupler, the post, and the body to provide RF shielding.

US Pat. No. 10,396,507

COAXIAL CONNECTOR WITH AXIAL AND RADIAL CONTACT BETWEEN OUTER CONDUCTORS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. An assembly of mated coaxial connectors, comprising:a first connector having a first central conductor extension, a dielectric radially outward of the first central conductor extension, and a first outer conductor extension radially outward of the dielectric, the first outer conductor extension having a free end portion;
a second connector having a second central conductor extension and a second outer conductor extension, the second outer conductor extension having an outer body and an inner body with a gap therebetween;
wherein the first central conductor extension engages the second central conductor extension to establish a first electrical connection;
wherein the free end portion of the first outer conductor extension fits within the gap of the second outer conductor extension, such that the inner body applies radially outward pressure to the first outer conductor extension to establish a second electrical connection; and
wherein the first connector further includes an annular insert that resides radially inwardly of the free end portion of the first outer conductor extension and radially outward of the dielectric, the annular insert including a flexible body and a contact surface that engages a free end of the inner body to apply axial pressure thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,396,506

CABLE CONNECTOR WITH FILTER FUNCTION

U.D.ELECTRONIC CORP., Ta...

1. A cable connector, comprising an insulative block set, a circuit board set and a terminal set, said insulative block set comprising a docking member and a terminal holder block assembly disposed at one side of said docking member, said docking member comprising a docking head, said terminal holder block assembly comprising a terminal holder block disposed at one side relative to said docking head, wherein:said circuit board set comprises an input circuit board, at least one output circuit board and a plurality of electronic components mounted on said output circuit board, said input circuit board being vertically mounted between said docking member and said terminal holder block, said at least one output circuit board being transversely mounted on said terminal holder block, said terminal set comprising a plurality of input terminals, a plurality of output terminals and a plurality of connection terminals, said input terminals being transversely mounted in said docking member and electrically bonded to said input circuit board, said output terminals being vertically mounted in said terminal holder block and electrically bonded to said at least one output circuit board, said connection terminals being electrically connected between said input circuit board and said at least one output circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,396,505

FILTER CONNECTOR

U.D.ELECTRONIC CORP., Ta...

1. A filter connector, comprising:an insulative housing comprising a docking head and a base member at one side of the docking head; and
an electrical module comprising at least one circuit board, a plurality of input terminals and a plurality of output terminals, each said circuit board comprising a first lateral side and a second lateral side disposed adjacent to each other, each said input terminal comprising an input terminal body and an input bonding end curved from one end of said input terminal, said input bonding end being bonded to the said first lateral side of one said circuit board to keep the associating said input terminal body in parallel to the said second lateral side of the respective said circuit board, each said output terminal comprising an output terminal body and an output bonding end curved from one end of said output terminal body, said output bonding end being bonded to the said second lateral side of one said circuit board to keep the associating said output terminal body in parallel to the said first lateral side of the respective said circuit board, the said input terminal bodies of said input terminals of said electrical module and the said output terminal bodies of said output terminals of said electrical module being respectively mounted in said docking head and said base member of said insulative housing.

US Pat. No. 10,396,504

PLUG CONNECTION WITH A SHIELD SUPPORT AND A WALL BUSHING

1. A plug connection assembly, comprising(a) a wall bushing arranged in a wall;
(b) a first plug connector arranged on one side of the wall and having a portion which extends through the wall bushing;
(c) a shield support configured as a shielding plate connected with and supporting said first plug connector;
(d) a second plug connector arranged on a side of the wall opposite said first plug connector and adapted for connection with said first plug connector via a plug connection; and
(e) a printed circuit board connected with and supporting said second plug connector, said shield support contacting said printed circuit board when said first and second plug connectors are connected, said printed circuit board including a contact area on a first surface thereof; and wherein said shield support includes
(i) at least one contact arm in contact with said contact area of said printed' circuit board; and
(ii) at least one further arm guided toward a second side of said printed circuit board opposite said first side, said at least one contact arm and said at least one further arm defining a frictional connection and an electrically conductive connection with said printed circuit board when said first and second plug connectors are connected.

US Pat. No. 10,396,503

DIFFERENTIAL CONNECTOR AND HOUSING COMPONENT THEREOF

AVIC JONHON OPTRONIC TECH...

1. A differential connector, comprising a housing component and two or more differential modules, each differential module comprising an insulator, differential pairs and ground contacts, the housing component comprising a housing, a plugging hole corresponding to a plug-in end of the differential pair being provided on the housing, wherein an end shield corresponding to the plug-in end of the differential pair is provided on the housing; the end shield is provided with a shield groove extending along a plugging direction of the plug-in end of the differential pair;opening of each shield groove faces toward the same direction; and the plug-in end of the differential pair is provided in the shield groove so as to be isolated from a plug-in end of an adjacent differential pair of the same differential module;
alternatively, openings of shield grooves of the end shields corresponding to the differential pairs of the same differential module face toward the same direction; the plug-in end of the differential pair is provided in the shield groove and is isolated from a plug-in end of an adjacent differential pair of the same differential module; the end shields corresponding to the differential pairs of the same differential module constitute an end shield group; when there are two end shield groups, openings of shield grooves of the two end shield groups face toward opposite directions; and when there are more than two end shield groups, openings of shield grooves of only one pair of end shield groups in all pairs of adjacent end shield groups face toward opposite directions, and openings of shield grooves of the remaining pairs of adjacent end shield groups face toward the same direction.

US Pat. No. 10,396,502

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH METALLIC SHELL CURVED EXTENDING AND COVERING AN INTERIOR SURFACE OF A MATING CAVITY

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing including opposite front and rear faces, opposite top and bottom faces, and two opposite side faces, a mating cavity recessed rearwardly from the front face, and a mating tongue extending horizontally in the mating cavity;
upper and lower rows of contacts disposed in the housing with corresponding contacting sections exposed upon the mating cavity; and
a metallic shield having a front plate covering the front face, a top plate covering the top face and a pair of side plates covering the two opposite side faces; wherein
said front plate forms an opening in alignment with the mating cavity in a front-to-back direction, and an extension extending rearwardly from a peripheral inner edge of the front plate around said opening into the mating cavity to cover an interior surface of the housing around said mating cavity and directly face the mating tongue.

US Pat. No. 10,396,501

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH IMPROVED SHIELDING PLATE

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a terminal seat loaded with a plurality of terminals and a shielding plate;
the terminal seat comprising a base and a mating tongue extending from the base, the mating tongue defining two opposite mating surfaces, a confronting surface and two opposite sides connecting with the mating surfaces and the confronting surface;
the terminals comprising contacting sections exposing upon the mating surfaces and leg sections out of the base;
wherein the shielding plate comprises a main sheet disposed between the mating surfaces and extending substantially fully the mating tongue and two thickening sections, the two thickening sections enclosing the two opposite sides of the mating tongue and each provides a side latch at an outer side face thereof, a thickness defines two opposite first surfaces connecting with the outer side face thereof, the first surfaces of the thickening sections complete the mating surfaces of the mating tongue; wherein
each of said two thickening sections is in a form of solid configuration; wherein
each of the two thickening sections of said shielding plate extends transversely to be located in front of and aligned with an outermost grounding terminal in a front-to-back direction; wherein
said grounding terminal is not exposed upon the mating tongue.

US Pat. No. 10,396,500

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE CONDUIT ASSEMBLY

Norma U.S. Holding LLC, ...

1. A conduit assembly comprising:a tube and at least one connector connected with the tube;
the tube and at least one connector are formed from a polymeric material including a chain with a nanoparticulate component incorporated into the chain of the polymeric material, the polymeric material having an electrical conductivity in a range between 1×10?14 and 4.7×106 (S/m) at 20° C.;
an electrical contact electrically coupled with the conduit assembly for receiving electrical current; and
a ground electrically coupled with the conduit assembly for grounding the electrical current, the electrical current electrically passes through the tube while the conduit assembly is heated by the electrical current.

US Pat. No. 10,396,499

ELECTRIC CONNECTOR

Sure-Fire Electrical Corp...

1. An electric connector, comprising:an insulating body comprising an abutting part, and the abutting part comprising an abutting chamber formed inside thereof, and the abutting chamber provided with a plurality of terminal slots formed on upper and lower sidewalls thereof, wherein the abutting part comprises two arms extended from two opposite rear sides thereof in the same direction, and an accommodation space formed between the two arms;
a terminal set comprising upper and lower rows of conductive terminals with the predetermined lengths and smaller widths, and a terminal holder formed integrally with the upper and lower rows of the conductive terminals, and combined between the two arms, wherein the each of upper and lower rows of the conductive terminals comprises a contact part, a solder part formed behind the contact part thereof and exposed to the accommodation space between the two arms, and a terminal arm comprising a predetermined length and a smaller width, and formed between the contact part and the solder part thereof, wherein the contact parts are inserted through the terminal slots corresponding thereto and into the abutting chamber, respectively, and a length of each of the plurality of conductive terminals is lower than a length of the insulating body, and a length of the solder part of each of the plurality of conductive terminals is lower than a length of each of the two arms; and
a signal transmission part electrically connected to the solder parts of the terminal set, and comprising an abutting side electrically connected to the solder parts, and a transmission side formed behind the abutting side and configured to transmit electrical signal to an external device.

US Pat. No. 10,396,498

POWER ADAPTER

LIMOSS (SHENZHEN) CO., LT...

1. A power adapter, comprising an adapter body and a power cord, one end of said adapter body is provided with a socket, one end of said power cord is provided with a plug, and said plug is plugged in and connected to said socket; wherein said power adapter further comprises a snap-fitting cover, said snap-fitting cover comprises a snap-fitting portion and a fixing portion connected to said snap-fitting portion, said fixing portion is movably connected to said end provided with the socket of the adapter body, said snap-fitting portion is provided with a groove whose one side is open and has a shape matching with a contour of said plug, and said groove is snap-fitted to an outer side of said plug,wherein connecting slots and connecting columns are arranged between said fixing portion and the end provided with a socket of the adapter body; and the end of said fixing portion is provided with a longitudinal guiding slot extending from a top surface of said fixing portion to a bottom surface of said fixing portion, the end of said adapter body located above said socket is provided with a longitudinal guide rib corresponding to the longitudinal guiding slot for sliding fit with said longitudinal guiding slot and a bottom of said longitudinal stop slot is provided with a longitudinal stop step for limiting a vertical sliding distance of said longitudinal guide rib relative to said longitudinal guiding slot, such that the snap-fitting cover can be move towards the longitudinal guide rib without disengagement from the adapter body.

US Pat. No. 10,396,497

PLUG-IN MODULE INJECTOR LEVER ASSEMBLY, KIT, AND METHOD

Wavetherm Corporation, R...

1. A lever assembly for mounting to a removable plug-in module for selectively engaging a lip of a rack for effecting an injection of the plug-in module into the rack, the lever assembly comprising:an elongate lever handle having a rearward portion and a forward portion extending along a lever handle longitudinal axis; the lever handle having a lower interior surface; the rearward portion having a first pivot axis and a second pivot axis that are both fixed relative to the lever handle; wherein the second pivot axis is spaced from the first pivot axis and disposed downward farther from the lower interior surface than the first pivot axis;
an elastic bias element mounted to the lever handle;
a pivot arm pivotally mounted to the lever handle for rotation relative to the lever handle about the first pivot axis; the pivot arm having a forward free end abutting the elastic bias element;
a pawl pivotally mounted to the lever handle for rotation relative to the lever handle about the second pivot axis; the pawl having a rearward tip and a forward bearing surface;
a pivot axle mounting the pawl to the lever handle for rotation about the second pivot axis;
wherein the pivot arm is disposed operatively between the pawl and the elastic bias element such that the pawl is spaced from the elastic bias element;
wherein the pivot arm and the pawl are configured such that, in response to a force being applied to the pivot arm's forward free end, urging the pivot arm to rotate away from the lower interior surface, while the pawl abuts the pivot arm, the force is transmitted to the pawl so that the pawl's rearward tip is urged to rotate upward.

US Pat. No. 10,396,496

CONNECTOR

1. A connector for the releasable connection of two lines along a connector axis, havinga line,
a connection mechanism which has a sleeve and a drag element having multiple spring tabs, each having a detent lug on one end thereof, and
a holding element for holding a counterpart connector to be connected,
wherein the sleeve is displaceable over the drag element, the holding element and over the line,
wherein the drag element and the sleeve are each displaceable between a first position and a second position along the connector axis and the sleeve is designed to displace the drag element, by an axial displacement of the sleeve, between the first position and the second position in order to connect the connector to, or release the connector from, a counterpart connector.

US Pat. No. 10,396,494

FLIPPABLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical special plug connector having a similar interface with a standard type C plug connector, comprising:a mating space, for receiving a mating tongue of a complementary receptacle connector, with a corresponding latch extending thereinto, and further equipped with a moveable actuator to move a corresponding latch away from the mating space toward an outer position when the actuator is affected by magnetic forces derived from a special receptacle connector equipped with a magnet so as to have the special plug connector mated with the special receptacle connector with magnetic forces but without interlocking engagement between the latch and a locking notch of the special receptacle connector while keeping the corresponding latch in an inner position to interlock with a locking notch of a standard type C receptacle connector;
wherein the special plug connector is surrounded with a metallic base, the actuator is affected by magnet forces derived from the metallic base to keep the corresponding latch in said inner position when the special plug connector is in un-used situation; and
wherein the actuator comprises a transverse bar, a pair of L-shaped stopping portions and two first bite portions extending from a middle portion of the transverse bar.

US Pat. No. 10,396,493

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH PULL RELEASE

Hirel Connectors, Inc., ...

1. A connector plug, comprising:one or more pivotable nut members that are configured to engage one or more threads on a receptacle to secure the connector plug to the receptacle in a closed position;
a lanyard configured to cause pivoting of the nut members to disengage the one or more threads in an open position to allow disengagement of the connector plug from the receptacle; and;
an outer coupling ring that is configured to engage one or more surfaces on the nut members that causes each nut member to pivot over a ball bearing placed between the nut member and an inner coupling ring.

US Pat. No. 10,396,492

ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION USING MAGNETIC ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Christmas Northeast, Inc....

1. An electrical power distribution system, comprising:a first conduit having a first end and a second end;
a second conduit having a third end and a fourth end, the second end of the first conduit being connected to the third end of the second conduit;
a first magnetic electrical connector in the second end of the first conduit, wherein the first magnetic electrical connector has
a first terminal,
a second terminal,
a first magnet, and
a second magnet;
a second magnetic electrical connector in the third end of the second conduit, wherein the second magnetic electrical connector has
a third terminal,
a fourth terminal,
a third magnet, and
a fourth magnet;
a source of electrical current connected across the first terminal and the second terminal of the first magnetic electrical connector; and
an electrical load connected across the third terminal and the fourth terminal of the second magnetic electrical connector; wherein the first terminal and the third terminal are pressed together by magnetic attraction between the first magnet and the third magnet, and the second terminal and the fourth terminal are pressed together by magnetic attraction between the second magnet and the fourth magnet, wherein an electrical current passes from the source of electrical current through the first conduit and the second conduit to said electrical load,
wherein the second end of the first conduit include a first aperture and a second aperture, and the third end of the second conduit includes a third aperture and a fourth aperture formed therein, wherein the first aperture faces the third aperture and the second aperture faces the fourth aperture, and wherein the first terminal is positioned at the first aperture, the second terminal is positioned at the second aperture, the third terminal is positioned at the third aperture, and the fourth terminal is positioned at the fourth aperture wherein the first terminal touches the third terminal when the first magnet presses the first terminal toward the third terminal and the third magnet presses the third terminal toward the first terminal, and the second terminal touches the fourth terminal when the second magnet presses the second terminal toward the fourth terminal and the fourth magnet pressed the fourth terminal toward the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,396,491

ALIGNMENT STRUCTURES FOR CHIP MODULES

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. A coupling system comprising:a first connecting unit including:
an insulative enclosure defining a first mating surface and a second mating surface perpendicular to each other;
a printed circuit board received within the enclosure;
an electrical connector mounted upon the printed circuit board and operationally exposed upon the first mating surface;
a pair of chip modules for extremely high speed communication mounted upon the printed circuit board and operationally facing toward the second mating surface in a hidden manner; and
a second connecting unit, wherein said second connecting unit includes another enclosure with a printed circuit board assembly received within said another enclosure, and defines a first mating face intimately confronting the first mating surface, and a second mating face perpendicular to the first mating face and intimately confronting the second mating surface;
wherein the electrical connector is equipped with magnetic elements; and
wherein one of the electrical connectors of the first connecting unit and the second connecting unit is of a pogo type and the other is of a stationary type.

US Pat. No. 10,396,490

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTOR COVER

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a connector having a terminal and a housing, the terminal configured to be installed to a tip of a cable, the housing having a terminal housing portion, which includes a through hole that houses the terminal and an opening which is configured to have a terminal of another connector inserted therethrough, and a lead-out portion, which includes a through hole and an opening, the through hole of the lead-out portion is configured to have the cable inserted therethrough and the opening of the lead-out portion is configured to lead out the cable; and
a cover installed to the connector, the cover extends along a first direction that is a lead-out direction of the cable from the lead-out portion, the cover configured to curve the cable in a direction different from the first direction; wherein
the cover has a hood portion that covers the lead-out portion, the hood portion having a slit and an extraction port, the slit extending from an end of the hood portion in the first direction to the extraction port, the extraction port being a hole formed through the hood portion which is configured to extract the curved cable therethrough, the extraction port being wider than the slit,
the housing has an outer shell portion that is disposed on an outer side of the hood portion of the cover and covers at least a portion of the hood portion, and
the lead-out portion and the outer shell portion are connected by a rib extending along the first direction, the rib being disposed to pass through the slit.

US Pat. No. 10,396,488

SYSTEM CONSISTING OF A PLUG CONNECTOR MODULE FRAME AND ADAPTER ELEMENTS

Amphenol-Tuchel Electroni...

1. A system comprisinga plug connector module frame having a plurality of latching elements along module frame side walls for fastening first contact carrier modules thereto, each of the first contact carrier modules has a mating latching geometry which corresponds to the latching elements, and
one or more adapter elements configured to be fastened to one of the module frame side walls without using a tool, in order to fasten to said module frame side walls, second contact carrier modules with a latching geometry which is different from the latching elements,
wherein holding elements for fastening the adapter elements are respectively provided on the module frame side walls which run in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,396,487

MEASURING AND/OR CHECKING SYSTEM INCLUDING AT LEAST TWO UNITS, AND METHOD TO CONNECT SUCH UNITS

1. A measuring and/or control system, comprising:at least a first and a second unit, each unit comprising electronic circuits and at least one socket; and
a multipolar cable containing a plurality of wires and having a first and a second end, each end provided with a multipolar connector adapted to be coupled to a socket of one of said first and second units,wherein at least one of said multipolar connectors at said first and second ends of the multipolar cable is a fast wiring multipolar connector provided with:a first body with
a support with two opposite faces,
a first group of electrical contacts fixed to one of the faces of said support and adapted to be coupled to one of said sockets of the first or second unit,
a second group of electrical contacts fixed to the other face of said support;
a second body, adapted to be plugged into the first body and comprising
a frame with a plurality of seats,
a plurality of perforating electrical contacts housed in the seats, configured to perforate an insulating sheath which covers the wires and to fasten and electrically connect the wires and the perforating electrical contacts to each other, said perforating electrical contacts being adapted to be coupled to the second group of contacts of the first body,
a plurality of movable elements coupled to the frame and adapted to cooperate, in said seats, with the wires housed in the multipolar cable in order to fasten and electrically connect the wires and the perforating electrical contacts to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,396,486

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH TERMINAL POSITION ASSURANCE MEMBER

TE CONNECTIVITY INDIA PRI...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a housing having a mating end and a cable end, the housing defining multiple cavities extending between the mating and cable ends that are oriented parallel to a cavity axis, the housing holding electrical terminals within the cavities for electrically connecting to mating contacts of a mating connector, wherein the housing includes a base surface and first and second platforms extending from the base surface to the cable end, the first and second platforms defining portions of the cavities, the first platform spaced apart from the second platform by a trench; and
a terminal position assurance (TPA) member mounted to the cable end of the housing and movable relative to the housing between an unlocked position and a locked position, the TPA member extending through the trench and circumferentially surrounding the first platform, the TPA member moving from the unlocked position to the locked position along an actuation axis that is perpendicular to the cavity axis, the TPA member moving towards the second platform as the TPA member moves from the unlocked position to the locked position, the TPA member including ledges that protrude into the cavities of the housing and into corresponding retreat paths of the terminals when the TPA member is in the locked position to block retreat of the terminals towards the cable end of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,396,485

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, LLC,...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising:a connector body having a terminal receiving cavity formed therein, the terminal receiving cavity having a cavity wall;
a flexible first retaining arm in the form of a first cantilevered beam integrally formed with the cavity wall and projecting from the cavity wall into the terminal receiving cavity toward a centerline of the terminal receiving cavity, said first retaining arm defining a first lock surface extending from a first free end of the first retaining arm in a first direction angled toward the centerline of the terminal receiving cavity;
a flexible second retaining arm in the form of a second cantilevered beam integrally formed with the cavity wall and projecting from another location on the cavity wall opposite the first retaining arm into the terminal receiving cavity and extending in a second direction angled toward the centerline of the terminal receiving cavity, said second retaining arm defining a second lock surface further extending from a second free end of the second retaining arm toward the centerline of the terminal receiving cavity and the first lock surface;
a male pin terminal having a segment protruding from the connector body, a first end configured to connect with a corresponding mating terminal, and a second end configured to be secured to a wire, said first end defining a lock edge, wherein the terminal is received in the terminal receiving cavity such that the first lock surface and the second lock surface engages the lock edge, thereby inhibiting the terminal from being withdrawn from the terminal receiving cavity; and
a retractable shroud slideably attached to the connector body and moveable from a first position in which a portion of the retractable shroud extends beyond a tip of the male pin terminal to a second position in which the segment of the male pin terminal protrudes beyond the retractable shroud.

US Pat. No. 10,396,484

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING INTERCONNECTED POWER CONTACT AND ADJACENT HOLDING MEMBER

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical receptacle connector for mating with a plug connector, comprising:an insulative housing including a pair of side walls and a pair of end walls to commonly define a receiving space surrounding an island;
a plurality of signal contacts secured to the insulative housing and exposed to the receiving space;
a pair of holding members secured to two opposite ends of the insulative housing and exposed to the receiving space, each of said holding members having a pair of horizontal bases and a pair of vertical side arms located respectively by outer sides of the corresponding bases; and
a plurality of power contacts secured to the insulative housing, exposed to the receiving space, and disposed adjacent to the pair of holding members, wherein
the pair of holding members act as power contacts, and
the pair of side arms of each of said holding members are integrally connected to adjacent ones of the power contacts and respectively secured to the pair of side walls; wherein
each of the power contacts has a horizontal base and a resilient upwardly extending arm linked to the base and located in the island.

US Pat. No. 10,396,483

TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR FOR CONNECTING BOARD INCLUDING THE SAME

KOREA ELECTRIC TERMINAL C...

1. A terminal which is mechanically and electrically in contact with a strip provided to an edge of a board, the terminal comprising:a body extending in an insertion direction of the board;
a contact positioned inside the body and being in contact with the strip of the board; and
a barrel formed at a rear end of the body and having a cable fixed thereto,
wherein the contact is bent backwardly from a front end of the body and is elastic-deformed when being in contact with the board; and
wherein the contact includes:
a first bending portion bent backwardly from the front end of the body and elastic-deformed when being in contact with the board,
a first inclined portion extending backwardly from the first bending portion,
a second bending portion bent forwardly from a rear end of the first inclined portion and being in contact with the board,
a second inclined portion extending forwardly from the second bending portion, and
a support portion bent at a front end of the second inclined portion and limiting the deformation of the first bending portion when being in contact with the body.

US Pat. No. 10,396,482

ELECTRICAL TERMINAL ASSEMBLY WITH LOCKED SPRING MEMBER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical terminal assembly comprising:a contact member including a contact base and a plurality of contact arms extending from the contact base in an arm direction and arranged on opposed sides of a terminal plane; and
a spring member supported on the contact member and including (1) a spring base, (2) a plurality of spring arms that extend from the spring base in the arm direction, are arranged on opposed sides of the terminal plane, and engage the plurality of contact arms at respective spring contacts, and (3) a shroud that is connected to the spring base and extends around the contact arms and beyond the contact arms in the arm direction.

US Pat. No. 10,396,480

BOARD-TO-BOARD PLUG ELECTRICAL PLUG CONNECTOR, BOARD-TO-BOARD ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR, AND BOARD-TO-BOARD ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC., ...

1. An electrical plug connector, comprising:a plug insulated housing comprising a bottom wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, and two end walls, wherein the first side wall and the second side wall are upwardly extending from two transversal sides of the bottom wall, respectively, the two end walls are upwardly extending from two longitudinal sides of the bottom wall, respectively, the first side wall corresponds to the second side wall, the two end walls are respectively connected to the first side wall and the second side wall to enclose an insertion cavity, wherein a plurality of first plug-terminal assembling portions is on the first side wall, a plurality of second plug-terminal assembling portions is on the second side wall, and the first plug-terminal assembling portions correspond to the second plug-terminal assembling portions in a one-to-one manner in a longitudinal direction parallel to the end walls;
a plurality of first plug terminals each assembled on one of the first plug-terminal assembling portions, wherein the first plug terminals comprise at least one pair of first plug signal terminals, and the at least one pair of the first plug signal terminals is adjacently arranged with each other; and
a plurality of second plug terminals each assembled on one of the second plug-terminal assembling portions, wherein the second plug terminals comprise at least one pair of second plug signal terminals, the at least one pair of the second plug signal terminals is adjacently arranged with each other, and the at least one pair of the first plug signal terminals is shifted relative to the at least one pair of the second plug signal terminals along a transversal direction parallel to the first side wall and the second side wall.

US Pat. No. 10,396,479

MULTIPOLAR CONNECTOR SET

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A multipolar connector set comprising:a first connector including first inner terminals arranged in multiple rows and a first insulating member configured to hold the first inner terminals;
a second connector, fitted to the first connector, and including second inner terminals arranged in multiple rows and a second insulating member configured to hold the second inner terminals;
a conductive shielding member disposed between adjacent rows of the first or second inner terminals in a fitted state where the first connector and the second connector are fitted together, with the first inner terminals being in contact with the second inner terminals;
wherein the shielding member includes a first shielding member held by the first insulating member of the first connector, and a second shielding member held by the second insulating member of the second connector;
the first shielding member and the second shielding member are in contact with each other at recessed and raised portions thereof that are fitted together; and
the raised portion has a length that is smaller than a depth of the recessed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,396,478

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:an insulative body comprising a base, a tongue extending forwards from the base and two side walls extending rearwards respectively from two sides of the base, the tongue having a first mating surface and a second mating surface which are opposite along an up-down direction;
a group of first conductive terminals, each first conductive terminal comprising a fixed portion fixed in the base, a plate-like extending arm extending forwards from the fixed portion to the tongue and an elastic extending arm extending rearwards from the fixed portion and extending out of the base, the plate-like extending arm being exposed on the first mating surface of the tongue, the elastic extending arm being received between the two side walls;
a group of second conductive terminals, each second conductive terminal comprising a fixed portion fixed in the base, a plate-like extending arm extending forwards from the fixed portion to the tongue and an elastic extending arm extending rearwards from the fixed portion and extending out of the base, the plate-like extending arm being exposed on the second mating surface of the tongue, the elastic extending arm being received between the two side walls, an insertion space being formed between the elastic extending arms of the first conductive terminals and the elastic extending arms of the second conductive terminals;
a grounding metal plate provided in the tongue and spacing the first conductive terminals apart from the second conductive terminals; and
an outer shielding shell fixed on the insulative body, defining a first mating cavity formed by surrounding an outer space of the tongue, and defining a second mating cavity formed by surrounding the two side walls,
wherein the first conductive terminals and the second conductive terminals have identical configurations, are provided as facing one to one along an up-down direction and are in symmetry about a longitudinal plane defined by the insulative body.

US Pat. No. 10,396,477

FASTENING DEVICE FOR CONNECTOR IN AUTOMOTIVE LIGHT EQUIPMENT

Valeo North America, Inc....

1. A light assembly for vehicle comprising:an electronic assembly;
a connector that engages in the electronic assembly;
a support that supports the electronic assembly, the support having:
an opening, and
a connector opening that provides to the connector access to the electronic assembly; and
a fastening device that engages in the support, the fastening device having:
a body,
a first clip member that engages in the opening, the first clip member having:
a first shank that protrudes substantially perpendicularly from the body, and
a first arm that protrudes from the first shank towards the body,
a second clip member that engages in the connector opening, the second clip member having:
a second shank that protrudes substantially perpendicular from the body, and
a pair of second arms that protrudes from the second shank towards the body, and
a head affixed to one end of the body in order to be offset relative to a center of the body, and that contacts the connector and maintains the connector engaged in the electronic assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,396,476

CONDUCTOR CONNECTION DEVICE

1. A connection device for conductors, comprisingat least one single-conductor terminal in the form of a direct plug-in terminal including
(a) a spring support formed of a non-conductive synthetic plastic material and configured for mounting on a non-conductive receiving element;
(b) a clamping spring mounted on said spring support; and
(c) a metallic clamping cage connected with said spring support, said clamping cage having a U-shaped configuration and including a clamping cage rear wall, two clamping cage sidewalls extending perpendicularly thereto, a base wall extending perpendicularly to the clamping cage rear wall and the clamping cage sidewalls, and a base socket fastening the clamping cage on a busbar, whereby when a conductor is inserted into said clamping cage, it is retained within said clamping cage by said clamping spring.

US Pat. No. 10,396,474

COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A coaxial cable connector for connecting a coaxial cable, comprising an inner conductor, an insulator layer surrounding the inner conductor, an outer conductor layer surrounding the insulator layer and an outer jacket, the coaxial cable connector comprising:a front body comprising an opening for receiving at least a portion of a coaxial cable, the front body comprising a first threaded portion and a plurality of rearward facing projections; and
a back nut sub-assembly comprising a back nut, including a second threaded portion and a retainer coupled to the back nut, the second threaded portion being adapted to mate with the first threaded portion and couple the back nut to the front body and the retainer being adapted to receive a least a portion of the coaxial cable, the retainer comprising a plurality of forward facing protrusions adapted to engage the plurality of rearward facing protrusions when the back nut is coupled to the front body and prevent rotational movement between the retainer and the front body while allowing relative rotation of the back nut to the retainer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,473

BATTERY TERMINAL CONNECTOR WITH DIFFERENT SHAPES FOR POSITIVE AND CABLE AND NEGATIVE CABLE

1. A terminal connector comprising:a positive connector connectable to a positive terminal of a battery, the positive connector also having a first end of a first shape connectable to a positive cable; and
a negative connector connectable to a negative terminal of the battery, the negative connector also having a first end of a second shape connectable to a negative cable,
wherein the positive cable has an end of a third shape connectable to the first end of the positive connector;
wherein the negative cable has an end of a fourth shape connectable to the first end of the negative connector; and
wherein the first shape is different from the second shape and the third shape is different from the fourth shape so that the first end of the positive connector is not connectable to the fourth shape end of the negative cable, and the first end of negative connector is not connectable to the third shape end of the positive cable.

US Pat. No. 10,396,472

CRIMPED AND WELDED CONNECTION

1. A method for producing a permanent mechanical and electrical connection between a stranded wire and a connecting element, in which one end of the stranded wire is welded to the connecting element, wherein, prior to welding, the end of the stranded wire is inserted into a blind hole of the connecting element and that the connecting element is crimped together with the stranded wire, such that the connecting element is crimped with the stranded wire in a gas-tight manner by an insulation crimp, wherein the stranded wire comprises individual wires made of aluminum, and a surface of a side wall of the blind hole with which the stranded wire is in contact is at least partially formed of copper.

US Pat. No. 10,396,471

THREE POLARIZATION MIMO ANTENNA SYSTEM

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. An antenna system, set in a substrate, the substrate comprising a first floor, a second floor, a third floor, a fourth floor, and a ground plane, the antenna system comprising:at least one radiation part, configured to radiate an electromagnetic wave signal, comprising:
a first radiation part defining a square shape, and set in a first floor surface closed to the second floor;
a second radiation part defining a square shape, set in a third floor surface closed to the second floor;
a third radiation part defining an annular shape, set in a second floor surface close to the first floor;
at least one feed part, set in the fourth floor, configured to feed the electromagnetic wave signal, and the at least one feed part comprising a first feed part, a second feed part, and a third feed part;
a first slot, set in the ground plane, wherein the first slot is located in a first radiation part square projection in the ground plane, the first slot is perpendicular to a first radiation part square projection diagonal, and a first slot center is located in the first radiation part square projection diagonal;
a second slot, set in the ground plane, wherein the second slot is located in a second radiation part square projection in the ground plane, the second slot is perpendicular to the first slot and a second radiation part square projection diagonal, and a second slot center is located in the second radiation part square projection diagonal; and
a third slot, set in the ground plane, wherein the third slot traverses a third radiation part annular projection in the ground plane, and the third slot is located in a third radiation part annular projection diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,396,470

WIRELESS SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE WITH DEPENDENT SUPERSTRATE FOR MILLIMETER-WAVE PHASED-ARRAY ANTENNAS

Peraso Technologies Inc.,...

1. A wireless communications assembly, comprising:a primary board including:
(i) an upper surface bearing a radio controller, and defining a set of control contacts for connection to respective ports of the radio controller;
(ii) a lower surface opposite the upper surface, the lower surface defining a plurality of antenna contacts;
(iii) a plurality of conduits extending through the primary board from the antenna contacts to the control contacts; and
(iv) an antenna ground plane;
a superstrate board including:
(i) an inner surface facing the lower surface of the primary board;
(ii) an outer surface opposite the inner surface;
(iii) a phased array of antenna elements disposed on one of the inner surface and the outer surface; and
a surface-mount package between the lower surface and the inner surface for connecting a subset of the antenna contacts to the antenna elements and to provide a substrate between the antenna elements and the antenna ground layer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,469

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT

The Charles Stark Draper ...

1. A method for fabricating an electronic circuit, the method comprising:using a mask to selectively deposit a first electrically conductive material on a three-dimensional substrate via a plurality of apertures in the mask, thereby forming a three-dimensional electrical trace of the first electrically conductive material on the substrate, wherein the mask has an interior shape that conforms to at least a non-planar portion of an exterior shape of the substrate, the non-planar portion defining at least one concave shape;
removing at least a portion of the mask from the substrate; and
plating a second electrically conductive material on the electrical trace to form an electrically conductive solderable layer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,468

ANTENNA HAVING INCREASED SIDE-LOBE SUPPRESSION AND IMPROVED SIDE-LOBE LEVEL

Echodyne Corp, Bellevue,...

1. An antenna, comprising:a first transmission line configured to guide a first guided signal such that the first guided signal has a characteristic of a first value;
first antenna elements each disposed adjacent to the first transmission line and each configured to radiate a respective first transmit signal in response to the first guided signal and in response to a respective first control signal;
a second transmission line configured to guide a second guided signal such that the second guided signal has the characteristic of a second value that is different than the first value; and
second antenna elements each disposed adjacent to the second transmission line and each configured to radiate a respective second transmit signal in response to the second guided signal and in response to a respective second control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,396,467

METHOD TO BUILD ASYMMETRICAL TRANSMIT/RECEIVE SWITCH WITH 90 DEGREES IMPEDANCE TRANSFORMATION SECTION

INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOL...

1. An apparatus comprising:an impedance matching network comprising a first port, a second port, and a third port;
a first switch circuit coupled between said first port and a circuit ground potential; and
a second switch circuit coupled between said second port and said circuit ground potential, wherein (i) said impedance matching network provides a first impedance value for said first port and for said third port when said second switch circuit is set to connect said second port to said circuit ground potential, (ii) said impedance matching network provides a second impedance value for said second port and for said third port when said first switch circuit is set to connect said first port to said circuit ground potential, and (iii) the first impedance value and the second impedance value are asymmetrical.

US Pat. No. 10,396,465

NON-RMS AFFECTING MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR ANTENNA SYSTEMS

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. An antenna system having improved surface accuracy after assembly, the system comprising:a reflector having a front reflecting curved surface, an outer rim, a back surface, and a plurality of mounting tabs positioned around the outer rim of the reflector, each of the plurality of mounting tabs being independently flexible with respect to the outer rim of the reflector;
a backing structure having a central mount, a plurality of attachment arms, and a feed arm attachment; and
a plurality of fasteners that secure each of the plurality of attachment arms to the outer rim of the reflector via the plurality of mounting tabs to support the reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,396,464

POWER TRANSMITTING COMMUNICATION UNIT AND POWER TRANSMITTING COMMUNICATION DEVICE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A power transmitting communication unit comprising:a base material;
a flat plate-like first electrode that is arranged on the base material and transmits electric power for supplying a load in a non-contact manner;
a flat plate-like second electrode that is arranged side by side with the first electrode on the base material, and transmits electric power for supplying the load in a non-contact manner; and
a slot antenna that transmits or receives radio waves via a slit formed on at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode, the radio waves being for communication and different from the electric power supply to the load.

US Pat. No. 10,396,463

ANTENNA DEVICE

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An antenna device formed by winding a conductive wire around a magnetic member, the conductive wire forming a coil having a central axis,wherein the magnetic member comprises a plurality of magnetic-member individual pieces spaced apart from each other, including a first row of magnetic-member individual pieces, the first row being arranged in a direction of the central axis of the coil, and
wherein the plurality of magnetic-member individual pieces further includes a second row of magnetic member-individual pieces, the second row being arranged in a direction of the central axis of the coil and being adjacent to the first row.

US Pat. No. 10,396,462

C-BAND CONFORMAL ANTENNA USING MICROSTRIP CIRCULAR PATCHES AND METHODS THEREOF

Wipro Limited, Bangalore...

1. A conformal antenna comprising:a dielectric substrate;
a plurality of circular micro strip antenna patches arranged on the dielectric substrate and coupled to a coaxial feed circuit, wherein the conformal antenna is configured to operate in a frequency range of about 4.0 GHz to about 8.0 GHz;
a memory for storing a plurality of weights;
a controller coupled to the memory, wherein the controller is configured to assign each of the plurality of weights to a corresponding one of the plurality of circular micro strip antenna patches for balancing a signal received from each of the plurality of circular micro strip antenna patches and generate a weight-adjusted signal;
a summation circuit coupled to the controller and the memory for receiving the weight-adjusted signals and configured to sum the weight-adjusted signals and output a summed signal;
a frequency controller circuit coupled to the summation circuit to receive the summed signal and configured to provide an output signal in the frequency range of about 4.0 GHz to about 8.0 GHz; and
an adaptive filter coupled to the frequency controller circuit, the adaptive filter configured to receive the output signal and apply one or more adaptive algorithms to output a first portion of the output signal and to provide a second portion of the output signal to a feedback loop.

US Pat. No. 10,396,461

LOW PROFILE, ULTRA-WIDE BAND, LOW FREQUENCY MODULAR PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA WITH COINCIDENT PHASE CENTER

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. An antenna, comprising:a radiator assembly extending along a first plane;
a patterned ferrite layer extending along a second plane; and
a band stop frequency selective surface (FSS) extending along a third plane,
the third plane of the band stop FSS being axially interposed between the first plane of the radiator assembly and the second plane of the patterned ferrite layer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,460

MULTIBAND ANTENNA AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A multiband antenna comprising:a conductive reflection plate;
a frequency selective surface that is disposed so as to at least partially face the conductive reflection plate, that transmits therethrough electromagnetic waves in a first frequency band, that reflects thereon electromagnetic waves in a second frequency band that is a higher frequency band than the first frequency band, and that has a plurality of openings;
a plurality of first antenna elements that are disposed in a region sandwiched between the conductive reflection plate and the frequency selective surface and that are tuned to a first frequency included in the first frequency band; and
a plurality of second antenna elements that are disposed on a surface opposite a surface of the frequency selective surface facing the first antenna elements, that are fed through feeders passing through the openings, and that are tuned to a second frequency included in the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,396,458

SWITCH ASSEMBLY, SWITCH ASSEMBLY CONTROL METHOD, CONTROLLER, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A switch assembly, used in a base station that comprises a remote electrical tilt unit, wherein the switch assembly comprises: a mechanical normally open switch, a movable contact, and a controller, whereinthe controller is connected to a phase shifter of the remote electrical tilt unit, and the movable contact is arranged to move with a driving rod of the phase shifter; when the movable contact reaches a specified position, the mechanical normally open switch is triggered to close;
the controller is configured to receive an operation instruction, wherein the operation instruction is used to instruct the controller to control the mechanical normally open switch to close;
the controller is configured to send a control instruction to the phase shifter; and
the phase shifter is configured to receive the control instruction, and drive the driving rod according to the control instruction, so that the movable contact moves to the specified position.

US Pat. No. 10,396,457

CALIBRATED CIRCUIT BOARDS AND RELATED INTEGRATED ANTENNA SYSTEMS HAVING ENHANCED INTER-BAND ISOLATION

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. An active beam scanning antenna, comprising:a plurality of radiating units that are configured to transmit and receive signals in a first frequency band, each radiating unit including a plurality of radiating elements;
at least one array of radiating elements that are configured to transmit and receive signals in a second frequency band that is different than and does not overlap with the first frequency band; and
a calibration circuit board, the calibration circuit board comprising:
a plurality of transmission line segments that are connected to the respective radiating units;
a plurality of couplers that are provided along the respective transmission line segments; and
a filter coupled along and associated with each respective transmission line segment.

US Pat. No. 10,396,456

REDUCING NOISE IN PHASED-ARRAY SIGNALS FROM RECEIVERS LOCATED AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A computerized method to reduce noise in phased-array signals from a set of receivers at different locations, wherein the method comprises:receiving time-series from the receivers, the time-series forming phased-array signals;
ordering the time-series based on the different locations of the receivers and obtaining, from the ordered time-series, spatially phased series, wherein each of the spatially phased series obtained comprises a series of signal values that are spatially phased; and
identifying a noise component in each of the spatially phased series obtained and removing the identified noise component from said each of the spatially phased series obtained to obtain denoised, spatially phased series;
wherein:
said receivers comprise radio astronomy antennas grouped in stations;
said radio astronomy antennas introduce non-coherent thermal noise;
said ordering the time-series is performed based on the different locations of the antennas;
the method further comprises antenna-level noise reduction by:
summing denoised, spatially phased series obtained at a level of each of said stations by beamforming, to obtain beamformed outputs; and
obtaining correlation values based on the beamformed outputs obtained.

US Pat. No. 10,396,455

ANTENNA ASSEMBLY FOR PROVIDING INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

AEROANTENNA TECHNOLOGY, I...

1. An antenna assembly comprising:a right hand circularly polarized (RHCP) antenna;
a left hand circularly polarized (LHCP) antenna;
an RF nuller operably coupling the RHCP antenna and LHCP antenna to a balun circuit or balun component configured to operate as a difference element; and
a digital nuller operably coupled to the balun circuit or balun component,
wherein the RF nuller operates to perform coarse nulling before the balun circuit or balun component, and the digital nuller operates to perform fine nulling after the balun circuit or balun component to conduct null steering to steer a null in a direction of interference received at the antenna assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,396,454

SIMPLIFIED ANTENNA PEAKING APPARATUS

DISH Network L.L.C., Eng...

1. A system, comprising:an antenna having at least one mounting support;
a plumb having a mast and a weight connected to a first end of the mast;
an elevation alignment joint having a first member connected to a second end of the mast and a second member connected to the at least one mounting support, the first and second members being configured to rotate about a central axis with the first member indicating an elevation of the antenna when the plumb is in a vertical position; and
a base assembly having a base, a compass positioned on the base to indicate an azimuth of the antenna, and at least one base support having a first end connected to the base and a second end configured to hold the elevation alignment joint in the plumb in the vertical position.

US Pat. No. 10,396,453

ANTENNA, ROTATING UNIT, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ROTATING CONTROLLING METHOD

AMBIT MICROSYSTEMS (SHANG...

1. A rotating unit for controlling an antenna to rotate, the rotating unit comprising:an electromagnetic element; and
a rotating circuit electrically coupled with the electromagnetic element;
wherein the rotating circuit controls the electromagnetic element to generate a magnetic force for controlling a rotation of the antenna;
wherein the antenna comprises a housing, an antenna end, a rotating end, and a rotating shaft, the antenna end is positioned at a first end of the housing, the rotating end is positioned at a second end of the housing opposite to the first end, the rotating shaft is positioned between the antenna end and the rotating end, the electromagnetic element generates a magnetic force for controlling the rotating end to rotate around the rotating shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,396,452

DIELECTRIC SUBSTRATE AND ANTENNA DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

9. An antenna device comprising:a dielectric;
an antenna arranged on a first surface of the dielectric, the antenna configured to radiate a signal with a frequency f0; and
a copper film pattern arranged on the first surface,
wherein the copper film pattern has a first dimension L in a direction parallel to a propagation direction of an electromagnetic wave that has the frequency f0 and that propagates on the first surface, and the first dimension L is given by:
where ?r represents a relative permittivity of the dielectric, k represents a constant in a range of 0.15 to 0.70, and ?0 represents a free space wavelength of the signal, andwherein, in the propagation direction of the electromagnetic wave, a distance between the antenna and the copper film pattern is smaller than or equal to 2?0.

US Pat. No. 10,396,451

TECHNIQUES FOR PATCH ANTENNA

nCap Licensing, LLC, Heb...

1. A patch antenna comprising:a cable comprising at least one conductor; and
an antenna body comprising a protective layer and a flexible circuit layer,
wherein the protective layer is configured to provide at least one of structural support or protection to the flexible circuit layer,
wherein the flexible circuit layer includes:
a flexible non-conductive sheet,
a first conductive metallic feed pad disposed on the flexible non-conductive sheet that is smaller than the flexible non-conductive sheet,
a second conductive metallic feed pad disposed on the flexible non-conductive sheet that is smaller than the flexible non-conductive sheet, and
an antenna element formed of a conductive particle based material applied to the flexible non-conductive sheet over at least a portion of the second conductive metallic feed pad and at least a portion of the flexible non-conductive sheet that does not include the second conductive metallic feed pad,
wherein the conductive particle based material comprises conductive particles dispersed in a binder so that at least a majority of the conductive particles are adjacent to, but do not touch, one another,
wherein the protective layer and the flexible circuit layer are configured such that the antenna element is disposed between the protective layer and the flexible circuit layer, and
wherein the at least one conductor of the cable is electrically and mechanically connected to the first conductive metallic feed pad.

US Pat. No. 10,396,450

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS WITH LIMITED SPURIOUS RADIO EMISSIONS

Sagemcom Broadband SAS, ...

1. An electronic apparatus including at least one electronic card provided with at least one connector for external connection and at least one radio transceiver device including at least one antenna tuned to a predetermined frequency, the connector having a metal casing connected to an electrical ground of the electronic apparatus, the apparatus being characterized in that at least one metal tab is fastened to the metal casing of the connector in order to protrude sideways from the casing in order to attenuate, in the vicinity of the antenna, an interfering electromagnetic field produced by the connector in operation, the tab having a length that is suitable for resonating at the predetermined frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,396,449

PHOTOVOLTAIC ELEMENT WITH AN INCLUDED RESONATOR

VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V ...

1. A photovoltaic element comprising a resonator, the photovoltaic element comprising:a semiconductor structure comprising a first layer comprised of a first semiconductor material and a second layer comprised of a second semiconductor material, an upper plane of the first layer comprising an incidence plane of an electromagnetic wave onto the semiconductor structure, the second layer continuing beyond the first layer in the direction of propagation of electromagnetic radiation to receive at least a portion of the electromagnetic radiation having passed through the first layer;
at least one resonator comprising a first part and a second part, the first part of the resonator extending along the upper plane of the first layer, and the second part of the resonator extending within the first layer and the second layer of the semiconductor structure; and
a reference electrode bordering at least a portion of the second layer, the reference electrode being coupled to the second layer in a direction of propagation of the electromagnetic wave to receive the remaining portion of the electromagnetic wave having passed through the preceding layers of the semiconductor structure.

US Pat. No. 10,396,448

RADOME END CAP WITH BULK HEAD MOUNT CONNECTOR

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. An end cap assembly for connecting a cable to an end cap, comprising:an end cap including one or more flanges, each of the one of more flanges include a plurality of edges defining a cavity, the plurality of edges being configured to mate with a portion of a connector;
a flange nut including a first plurality of serrations configured to mate with a second plurality of serrations on an outside of the end cap; wherein the flange nut and the flange are formed so as to allow for attachment of the cable to the end cap.

US Pat. No. 10,396,447

WIRELESS CHIP

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a conductive layer serving as an antenna;
a semiconductor element; and
a terminal electrically connecting the conductive layer with the semiconductor element,
wherein the conductive layer has a first region, a second region and a third region between the first region and the second region,
wherein the conductive layer is bent so that a surface of the first region is parallel to a normal direction of the third region, and a surface of the second region is parallel to the normal direction of the third region, and
wherein at least a part of the semiconductor element is surrounded by the first region, the second region and the third region.

US Pat. No. 10,396,446

DUAL FUNCTION HELIX ANTENNA

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A helix antenna, comprising:a flexible substrate comprising a first side and a second side opposite the first side, the flexible substrate having a longitudinal length from a proximal end to a distal end of the flexible substrate, and a width between parallel sides of the flexible substrate, the parallel sides extending from the proximal end to the distal end; and
a copper trace disposed on the first side of the flexible substrate, the copper trace extending across the first side of the flexible substrate from the proximal end to the distal end at a non-zero tilting angle (?) with respect to the longitudinal length when the flexible substrate is laid flat, where a position of the copper trace on the flexible substrate linearly varies between the parallel sides as the copper trace extends from the proximal end to the distal end of the flexible substrate,
where the flexible substrate is rolled up along its longitudinal length with each of the parallel sides radially aligned with themselves, the rolled up flexible substrate having a cylindrical shape comprising a first end and a second end separated by the width of the flexible substrate, where the helix antenna comprises a tapered helix coil with varying diameter along its axial length, the tapered helix coil having adjacent turns formed from the copper trace on the first side of the rolled up flexible substrate, where the adjacent turns of the tapered helix coil are axially displaced from each other along the axial length and radially displaced from each other by the flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,396,445

STRUCTURE FOR ARRANGING PLANAR ANTENNA UNIT IN VEHICLE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. A structure for arranging in a vehicle a planar antenna unit, the planar antenna unit comprising:a planar antenna provided in a roof of the vehicle; and
a long line,
wherein the planar antenna comprises an antenna which receives a radio wave from an outside and an amplifier which amplifies the radio wave received by the antenna,
wherein the long line outputs a radio wave signal amplified by the amplifier,
wherein the planar antenna unit further comprises a sheet,
wherein the antenna, the amplifier, and the long line are provided on the sheet,
wherein the long line is disposed within a pillar of the vehicle such that a leading end portion of the long line extends to a position beyond a lower end of the pillar, and
the leading end portion of the long line, which extends to the position beyond the lower end of the pillar, is provided on the sheet which includes the amplifier and the antenna, and the sheet extends from the roof to the position beyond the lower end of the pillar.

US Pat. No. 10,396,444

ANTENNA ASSEMBLY

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. An antenna assembly comprising:a support;
antenna tiles disposed in the support in which the antenna tiles form an external surface corresponding substantially in shape to lateral faces of a frustum, the frustum including a central axis with the antenna tiles disposed around the central axis of the frustum and sloping away therefrom, each antenna tile including opposite ends with one end narrower than the other end;
a planar array of antenna elements disposed on each antenna tile in which the antenna elements of each array are configured to operate as a phased array; and
a control system connected to the planar arrays of antenna elements in which the control system is configured to selectively activate and deactivate each of the planar arrays
wherein the antenna assembly is for mounting on top of a vehicle for supporting communication with a satellite, and wherein each antenna the include opposite ends, with one end of the tile narrower than the other end, and the tiles slope downward towards the vehicle from the narrower end of the tile to the opposite end of the tile.

US Pat. No. 10,396,443

INTEGRATED ANTENNA IN AN AERIAL VEHICLE

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A cross loop antenna system of an unmanned aerial vehicle, the cross loop antenna system comprising:a ground plane of the unmanned aerial vehicle;
a first antenna loop of the unmanned aerial vehicle, the first antenna loop comprising:
a first antenna portion, the first antenna portion having a first end and a second end, the first end and the second end of the first antenna portion connecting to the ground plane via a ground contact; and
a second antenna loop, the second antenna loop comprising:
a second antenna portion, the second antenna portion having a first end and a second end, the first end of the second antenna portion connecting to the ground plane via a ground contact, the second end of the second antenna portion connecting to the ground plane via an impedance-matching ground contact, the second antenna portion intersecting with the first antenna portion.

US Pat. No. 10,396,442

EAR-WORN ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCORPORATING COMBINED DIPOLE AND LOOP ANTENNA

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. An ear-worn electronic device, comprising:an enclosure;
electronics positioned in the enclosure;
a power source in the enclosure and coupled to the electronics; and
an antenna in or supported by the enclosure and coupled to the electronics, the antenna comprising a dipole antenna combined with a loop antenna;
wherein an input impedance of the antenna remains substantially constant over a predetermined dielectric constant bandwidth and a predetermined frequency bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,396,441

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

PRINCO CORP., Hsinchu (T...

1. A communication device, comprising:a top cover;
an antenna formed on a bottom surface of the top cover;
a housing made of a metal material or an electrically conductive material;
a bottom cover, wherein the top cover, the housing, and the bottom cover construct an accommodating space from top to bottom;
a first magnetic isolation layer formed on a surface of the housing facing the accommodating space;
a short distance communication module disposed in the accommodating space, and the short distance communication module having a communication distance equal to or less than 10 centimeters;
a second magnetic isolation layer disposed under the short distance communication module;
a movement disposed in the accommodating space and positioned under the second magnetic isolation layer; and
a functional module disposed under the second magnetic isolation layer, wherein the functional module communicates with a mobile terminal via the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,396,440

DYNAMIC-RANGE ACTIVE FLAT-TORUS SPLIT-PHASE AGGREGATOR

1. An energy harvesting antenna that is characterized in:a. having two or more largely overlapping coils arranged in a largely flat torus shape;
b. said coils measure largely 85 millimeters in length, 50 millimeters in width, arranged as with conductive sides largely 7 millimeters wide with a gap of largely 6 millimeters between two phase terminals [104-105], and a neutral terminal attached to a center of the coils [107]; thickness of said conductive overlapping coils measures largely 0.31 millimeters per two overlapping coils;
c. wherein, said coils being covered by and separated by thin polymer high-dielectric laminates, measuring largely 0.09 millimeter for external surfaces and 0.13 millimeter between said coils;
d. having a split phase;
e. wherein, the two coils start at two origin points, then largely overlap until converging in a middle grounding point;
wherein, EM waves induce AC current in the split phase in opposite directions due to the middle grounding point, such that at any given time the voltage at the two origin points, with respect to the middle grounding point, is of opposite polarity.

US Pat. No. 10,396,439

ANTENNA DEVICE AND COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A communication device having a generally rectangular planar shape, the communication device comprising:a display panel;
a cover including a metal surface;
a slit arranged in a side wall of the cover;
a wound coil arranged between the display panel and the cover;
a camera; and
a battery,
wherein the slit, the wound coil, and the camera are positioned in an upper portion along a longitudinal direction of the generally rectangular planar shape of the communication device, and the battery is positioned in a lower portion along the longitudinal direction of the generally rectangular planar shape of the communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,396,438

ANTENNA SYSTEM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING ONE OR MORE CONDUCTIVE ELEMENTS FOR USE WITH A DIFFERENTIAL AND AN ALTERNATIVE SIGNAL SOURCE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An antenna system for use in an electronic device, the antenna system comprising:a conductive substrate;
a conductive element extending along a length between two ends a distance away from the conductive substrate, wherein an area between the conductive substrate and the conductive element form at least part of a loop which is internal to the antenna system;
a differential signal source coupled between two points along the length of the conductive element, each of the two points being proximate a respective one of the two ends of the conductive element, where the differential signal source is coupled to each of the two points via a high frequency blocking circuit; and
an alternative signal source coupled to the conductive element between the two ends of the conductive element toward a center of the conductive element via a low frequency blocking circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,396,435

ANTENNA DEVICE AND PORTABLE WIRELESS DEVICE USING THE SAME

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An antenna device comprising:a planar coil pattern having first, second, third and fourth sections, the first and second sections being opposite to each other, and the third and fourth sections being opposite to each other; and
a metal layer having at least one aperture,
wherein a part of the first section and a part of the second section overlap the metal layer, and a remaining part of the first section and a remaining part of the second section overlap the aperture,
wherein a part or an entirety of both the third and fourth sections overlaps the metal layer or the aperture, and
wherein the aperture includes a first aperture that overlaps at least the first and third sections and a second aperture that overlaps at least the second and fourth sections.

US Pat. No. 10,396,434

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH ANTENNA

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing including a first surface facing in a first direction, a second surface facing in a second direction opposite from the first direction, and a side plate facing a third direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction and surrounding at least part of a space between the first surface and the second surface;
a display disposed in the housing and exposed through the first surface;
a first plate attached to the display or is integrated into the display, the first plate facing the first direction and comprising a first periphery that extends along the side plate;
a second plate that faces in the third direction and is positioned adjacent to the side plate, the second plate comprising a second periphery that extends along the first periphery;
a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) that comprises a first planar portion coupled to the first plate, and a second planar portion coupled to the second plate and is angled from the first planar portion;
a printed circuit board (PCB) interposed between the display and the second surface; and
a mid-plate disposed in the housing and supporting the PCB,
wherein the second planar portion of the FPCB is interposed between a side surface of the mid-plate and the second plate of the mid-plate, and the side surface and the second planar portion of the FPCB are separated from each other by a gap, and
wherein the FPCB and the second plate define at least one electrical path for receiving a signal of a specific frequency band, and the first plate corresponds to a ground for the at least one electrical path.

US Pat. No. 10,396,433

MOBILE TERMINAL

AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a housing having an accommodation space, the housing including an end-to-end closed metal frame;
a mainboard received in the accommodation space and including a ground point provided on a surface thereof;
an antenna system;
the antenna system comprising:
a main antenna including a low-frequency feeding portion and a high-frequency feeding portion both of which are respectively connected to the metal frame;
a matching system configured on the metal frame for adjusting the frequency band of the antenna system; wherein
the high-frequency feeding portion is isolated from the low-frequency feeding portion through a LC filtering system;
the mainboard is provided with a ground point through which the antenna system is grounded, and the metal frame serves as the radiator of the antenna system.

US Pat. No. 10,396,432

ANTENNA-INTEGRATED RADIO FREQUENCY MODULE

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. An antenna-integrated radio frequency (RF) module, comprising:a multilayer substrate;
an integrated chip (IC) disposed on an outer surface of the multilayer substrate, and configured to generate RF signals;
patch antennas disposed on a first layer of the multilayer substrate, and configured to receive and/or transmit the RF signals from signal vias disposed to penetrate through second and third layers of the multilayer substrate;
a first ground member disposed on the first layer, and configured to have first penetration regions surround each of the patch antennas;
a second ground member disposed on the second layer, and configured to have second penetration regions surrounding each of the signal vias; and
a third ground member disposed on the third layer, and configured to have third penetration regions surrounding each of the signal vias,
wherein each of the first and second penetration regions is larger than each of the patch antennas, each of the third penetration regions is smaller than each of the patch antennas, and
wherein the first, second, and third layers of the multilayer substrate are sequentially disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,396,431

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATING AND ADAPTING HYBRID ANTENNA APERTURE WITHIN FULLY METALLIC CHASSIS BASED ON CHASSIS OPERATING CONFIGURATION

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. An information handling system operable to transition between a plurality of positional configurations comprising:a metallic case containing components of the information handling system including a base housing metal chassis operably connected to a display housing metal chassis via a hinge;
the base housing metal chassis and display housing metal chassis moveable with respect to one another around the hinge according to a plurality of positional configurations;
the base housing metal chassis forming a back edge of a base housing;
a base antenna aperture platform extending from the back edge and forming a portion of the base housing metal chassis;
a base antenna aperture disposed within the base antenna aperture platform; and
a radio frequency front end to transmit a communications signal via the base antenna aperture when the base housing metal chassis and display housing metal chassis are placed in the plurality of positional configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,396,430

TOUCH SCREEN INTEGRATED WITH NFC ANTENNA, TERMINAL, AND NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREFOR

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A touch screen terminal, comprising:an NFC antenna-integrated touch screen, comprising:
a substrate having a touch sensing region;
a touch sensing electrode arranged in the touch sensing region; and
a single-turn conductive wire which is used as a ground loop of electrostatic discharge (ESD) conductive wire, arranged on a periphery of the touch sensing region,
wherein the single-turn conductive wire is not contacted with the touch sensing region and is reused as a screen antenna for near field communication; and
a touch control chip, comprising:
a touch control manager connected to the touch sensing electrode, wherein the touch control manager is configured to process a sensing signal from the touch sensing electrode and calculate a touch coordinate; and
a near field communication manager connected to the single-turn conductive wire, wherein the near field communication manager is configured to process a near field communication; and
a terminal main controller, configured to acquire and manage information of the touch control and near field communication;
wherein the near field communication manager is configured to:
have a reference voltage output terminal, wherein the reference voltage output terminal is electrically connected to a first end of the screen antenna, and wherein the reference voltage output terminal is configured to provide a reference voltage and a bias for the touch control chip;
have an input terminal, wherein the input terminal is electrically connected to a second end of the screen antenna via a switch unit;
buffer and amplify an external near field communication signal received by the screen antenna;
have an output terminal, wherein the a second output terminal is electrically connected to the a second end of the screen antenna;
send out, via the screen antenna, a near field communication signal to be output, wherein sending out a near field communication signal to be output occurs at a different time as buffering and amplifying an external field communication signal received by the screen antenna, and when an external near field communication signal received by the screen antenna is buffered and amplified, the switch unit is switched on, and when a near field communication signal to be output is sent out, the switch unit is switched off;
demodulate the amplified signal into a digital signal; and
be connected to the terminal main controller, wherein the near field communication manager is configured to decode the digital signal obtained via demodulation, and send a decoded result to the terminal main controller; and
receive data to be sent from the terminal main controller and demodulate the received data, and output a modulated signal to be sent out to the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,396,429

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A piece of merchandise including a wireless communication device, comprising:a feeder substrate including a wireless IC chip, a first radiating element connected to the wireless IC chip, and a feeder terminal of a feeder circuit connected to the wireless IC chip; and
a packaging bag including a second radiating element; wherein
the feeder substrate is attached to the packaging bag, and the feeder terminal of the feeder circuit is connected to the second radiating element of the packaging bag via capacitive coupling; and
the first radiating element is included not in the packaging bag but only in the feeder substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,396,427

DUAL POLARIZED WIDEBAND LTE THIN FILM ANTENNA

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. An antenna structure comprising: a dielectric structure;a thin film substrate adhered to the dielectric structure by an adhesive layer; and
a planar antenna formed on the substrate opposite to the adhesive layer, said planar antenna including a ground plane that is generally rectangular in shape and includes a cut-out slot section defined within an outer perimeter portion of the ground plane, said ground plane including a conductive line extending continuously across from a first side to a second side of the slot section, the conductive line having a centrally located circular portion, said antenna further including a first U-shaped antenna radiating element extending into the slot section from one side of the perimeter portion and being on one side of the conductive line and a second U-shaped antenna radiating element extending into the slot section from an orthogonal side of the perimeter portion and being on an opposite side of the conductive line, wherein the conductive line is sized and positioned to isolate a first polarization and a second polarization of the antenna, the first polarization and second polarization having orthogonal directions to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,396,426

ALIGNMENT DETERMINATION FOR ANTENNAS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A system for determining orientation of a base station antenna, the system comprising:a plurality of accelerometers rigidly mounted to the base station antenna, wherein at least one pair of accelerometers are arranged as antipodes so that first axes of each accelerometer in the at least one pair of accelerometers point in opposite directions, second axes of each accelerometer in the at least one pair of accelerometers point in opposite directions, and third axes of each accelerometer in the at least one pair of accelerometers point in the same direction, wherein the first, second, and third axes are perpendicular to each other;
a plurality of magnetometers rigidly mounted to the base station antenna, wherein at least one pair of the magnetometers are arranged as antipodes so that fourth axes of each magnetometer in the at least one pair of magnetometers point in opposite directions, fifth axes of each magnetometer in the at least one pair of magnetometers point in opposite directions, and sixth axes of each magnetometer in the at least one pair of magnetometers point in the same direction, wherein the fourth, fifth, and sixth axes are perpendicular to each other; and
a controller configured to (i) receive signals from the one or more accelerometers and the one or more magnetometers and (ii) determine tilt, roll, and yaw angles of the base station antenna, wherein the controller is configured to:
(1) determine the tilt and roll angles of the base station antenna based on the signals from the one or more accelerometers; and
(2) determine the yaw angle of the base station antenna based on (a) the determined tilt and roll angles and (b) the signals from the one or more magnetometers.

US Pat. No. 10,396,425

RADIO FREQUENCY ASSEMBLY

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A radio frequency assembly comprising:a radio frequency unit comprising at least one unit connection member and at least one antenna;
a bracket comprising at least one bracket connection member;
at least one fastening member,
wherein:
at least one of said at least one unit connection member and said at least one bracket connection member is curved; and
each unit connection member is configured to be connectable to a respective bracket connection member with use of the fastening member, and
the bracket is configured to be attached to an attachment surface using at least one screw; and
adjustment screws at one end of the bracket, wherein the adjustment screws are configured to extend an adjustable distance out from the side of the bracket facing the attachment surface, in order to adjust the angle between the radio frequency unit and the attachment surface by adjustment of the adjustment screws.

US Pat. No. 10,396,424

TRANSMISSION MEDIUM HAVING A COUPLER MECHANICALLY COUPLED TO THE TRANSMISSION MEDIUM

1. An apparatus, comprising:a dielectric coupler that facilitates propagation of a first electromagnetic wave along the dielectric coupler, wherein the dielectric coupler does not surround, in whole or in substantial part, an outer surface of a transmission medium, wherein the first electromagnetic wave couples to the transmission medium, thereby forming a second electromagnetic wave, wherein the second electromagnetic wave has a wave propagation mode that enables the second electromagnetic wave to propagate along the transmission medium, wherein at least a portion of the dielectric coupler is mechanically coupled to the transmission medium.

US Pat. No. 10,396,423

DEVICE INCLUDING A PASSAGE WITHIN A NON-CONDUCTIVE CARRIER, WHEREIN THE PASSAGE TRANSMITS A HIGH-FREQUENCY SIGNAL BETWEEN A TRANSMITTER AND A RECEIVER WHICH ARE GALVANICALLY ISOLATED FROM EACH OTHER

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A device for transmitting a high-frequency signal, comprising:an electrically non-conductive carrier through which a passage is formed from a first surface of the carrier to a second surface of the carrier, wherein the passage includes two open ends, each open end providing access to an outside of the device;
a transmitting element situated on or at the first surface of the carrier and to which the high-frequency signal may be applied;
a receiving element situated on or at the second surface of the carrier, the receiving element being galvanically isolated from the transmitting element wherein the applied high-frequency signal being transmittable as an electromagnetic wave to the receiving element through the passage through the carrier with the aid of the transmitting element;
a first closure element which is situated at the first surface of the carrier over the passage and which includes a first metallic layer facing the passage; and
a second closure element which is situated at the second surface of the carrier over the passage and which includes a second metallic layer facing the passage, wherein at least one of: (i) the transmitting element is part of the first metallic layer, and (ii) the receiving element is part of the second metallic layer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,422

APERTURED WAVEGUIDES FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE TRANSMISSION

University of South Flori...

1. An apertured waveguide comprising:four orthogonal walls that together provide the waveguide with a rectangular cross-section, each wall comprising a plurality of apertures; and
an interior channel along which electromagnetic waves can propagate, the interior channel being defined at least in part by the four orthogonal walls.

US Pat. No. 10,396,421

SLOT COUPLED DIRECTIONAL COUPLER AND DIRECTIONAL FILTERS IN MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE

1. A directional filter comprising:a first conductor line extending in a first direction, the first conductor line comprising a first end and a second end;
a second conductor line spaced apart from the first conductor line, the second conductor line extending parallel to the first conductor line, the second conductor line comprising a third end and a fourth end;
a conductor plate comprising a first hole, a second hole, a third hole and a fourth hole spaced apart from one another; and
a first conductor loop disposed opposite the first and second conductor lines with respect to the conductor plate,
wherein the first end is configured to receive an electro-magnetic signal,
wherein the second end is configured to transmit the received electro-magnetic signal,
wherein the first conductor loop is configured to receive a first coupling signal of the electro-magnetic signal received by the first end, and
wherein the third end is configured to receive a second coupling signal of the first coupling signal.

US Pat. No. 10,396,390

FUEL CELL STACK FOR VEHICLE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A fuel cell stack for a vehicle, comprising:a stack body in which a plurality of power generating cells configured to generate electric power by electrochemical reaction of fuel gas and oxidant gas are stacked; and
a stack casing housing the stack body and mounted within a vehicle, the stack casing comprising:
an upper panel which constitutes an upper surface part of the stack casing, the upper panel including:
an outer plate; and
an inner plate arranged between the outer plate and the stack body in a height direction along a height of the vehicle to constitute a flow passage between the outer plate and the inner plate such that the flow passage communicates with an interior of the stack casing and an exterior of the stack casing.

US Pat. No. 10,396,386

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL POWER USING SUNLIGHT AND MICROORGANISMS

The Government of the Uni...

1. A method of storing sunlight-derived energy and providing electrical power, the method comprising:reducing at least one oxidant of a catholyte to remove electrons from a cathode electrode and to generate at least one cathode byproduct;
oxidizing at least one reductant of an anolyte to transfer electrons to an anode electrode and to generate at least one anode byproduct;
conducting electrons as electrical current from the anode electrode through an external circuit to the cathode electrode;
transferring ions between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode via a semi-permeable barrier to maintain charge balance; and
exposing photosynthetic organisms in the catholyte to light to regenerate the at least one reductant and the at least one oxidant using the at least one anode byproduct and the at least one cathode byproduct.

US Pat. No. 10,396,375

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDITION MONITORING OF REDOX FLOW BATTERIES USING DATA ANALYTICS

INTERNATIONAL BUSNIESS MA...

1. A method for predicting maintenance of a redox flow battery, the method comprising:receiving, from a plurality of sensors, data regarding characteristics of the redox flow battery, wherein the characteristics identify the state of a parameter of the redox flow battery and comprise electrical characteristics, environmental characteristics, and battery level characteristics;
forming an estimated state parameter for the redox flow battery by weighting each of the characteristics and aggregating the weighted characteristics, wherein the estimated state parameter indicates an operational state of the redox flow battery;
the forming an estimated state parameter comprising utilizing a model that is trained using a plurality of sensor measurements from a plurality of different sensors measuring different characteristics of the redox flow battery and taken at known state parameters of the redox flow battery to weight characteristics and estimate state parameters, wherein to weight the characteristics is based upon an accuracy of a value provided by the sensor corresponding to the characteristic, the accuracy being determined using a machine learning algorithm;
determining, using the processor, a maintenance action for the redox flow battery using the estimated state parameter, wherein the determining comprises analyzing the estimated state parameter against historical work order data and in view of utilities operation information to identify a maintenance action corresponding to the estimated state parameter; and
providing a recommendation of the determined maintenance action.

US Pat. No. 10,396,355

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Nexeon Ltd., Abingdon, O...

1. A method of fabricating a silicon-based active material, the method comprising:providing silicon particles; and
oxidizing the silicon particles to form a silicon-based active material comprising particles with a silicon core and a shell of silicon oxide surrounding the core,
wherein the shell of silicon oxide is obtained by oxidizing at least a part of the silicon particles,
wherein an amount of oxygen with respect to a total weight of the silicon core and the shell of silicon oxide is restricted to 9 wt % to 20 wt %,
wherein the oxidizing of the silicon particles is performed by chemically oxidizing the silicon particles in a liquid solvent comprising oxygen,
wherein the silicon particles are miniaturized through a grinding process or a pulverizing process performed on a slurry comprising the silicon particles and the liquid solvent comprising oxygen,
wherein the chemically oxidizing of silicon particles is induced by at least one of compressive stress and shearing stress induced from the grinding process or the pulverizing process at a same time as the silicon particles are miniaturized.

US Pat. No. 10,396,350

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRODE FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERY

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A method for manufacturing an electrode for a lithium ion battery, in which a squeegee roll squeegees powder containing an electrode active material, which is supplied on a substrate, to form a powder layer, and a pair of press rolls compacts the powder layer onto the substrate while conveying the substrate downwardly in a vertical direction to manufacture an electrode sheet, the method comprising:a supplying step for supplying the powder stored in a hopper directly onto the substrate from the hopper;
a powder layer forming step for forming the powder layer onto the substrate by squeegeeing and leveling the powder supplied on the substrate using the squeegee roll that is arranged at a position with a squeegee angle ? ranging from 0° to 60°, which is an angle between a vertical line that intersects a rotating axis of one of the press rolls and a line that connects the rotating axis with a rotating axis of the squeegee roll, the squeegeeing and leveling the powder being performed on the substrate; and
a compacting step for compacting the powder layer onto the substrate by the pair of the press rolls, wherein the powder layer formed by the powder layer forming step has density that ranges from 105% to 150% of bulk density of the powder.

US Pat. No. 10,396,349

SEMI-SOLID FLOW LI/O2 BATTERY

1. A lithium oxygen battery comprising a lithium anode and a non-aqueous semi-solid flowable catholyte, said non-aqueous semi-solid flowable catholyte comprising an electrolyte, dissolved oxygen and carbonaceous particles.

US Pat. No. 10,396,343

SEALING PATCH FOR ELECTROLYTE FILL HOLE

CPS TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS L...

1. A lithium-ion battery cell, comprising:an enclosure comprising a casing and a lid, the enclosure having an electrolyte fill hole extending in an axial direction through a surface of the casing opposite the lid, wherein the electrolyte fill hole comprises a first diameter, and wherein the first diameter is constant along the axial direction;
an electrochemical cell disposed within the enclosure;
a sealing patch laser welded to the surface of the casing around the electrolyte fill hole, wherein the sealing patch is configured to seal the electrolyte fill hole and the sealing patch does not extend into the electrolyte fill hole;
a laser weld between the sealing patch and the casing, wherein the laser weld is a partial penetration weld in which a depth of the laser weld extends through an entire thickness of the sealing patch and into the casing between a quarter of a thickness of the casing around the electrolyte fill hole and three quarters of the thickness of the casing around the electrolyte fill hole, such that a likelihood of crack formation in the surface of the casing around the electrolyte fill hole is reduced; and
an epoxy disposed between the surface of the casing and the sealing patch around the electrolyte fill hole, wherein the epoxy is configured to seal cracks in the enclosure generated during formation of the laser weld.

US Pat. No. 10,396,315

HOLLOW-CORE ROLLED-ELECTRODE BATTERY CELL

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A battery cell comprising:a pair of electrodes wound together around a hollow core;
a plurality of electrode tabs, each coupled to a separate one of the electrodes; and
a flexible outer wrapper enclosing the pair of electrodes, the flexible outer wrapper forming openings corresponding to the hollow core, and each of the plurality of electrode tabs radially protruding through an outer surface of the flexible outer wrapper.

US Pat. No. 10,396,314

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT PANEL AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT PANEL

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A manufacturing method for an organic electroluminescent panel that includes an organic electroluminescent element for each sub-pixel, the manufacturing method comprising:recoating a first organic material layer and a second organic material layer to manufacture the organic electroluminescent element, wherein the first organic material layer and the second organic material layer include common principal components,
wherein, after the first organic material layer is recoated, an insolubilization process is performed for the first organic material layer to provide a change to a structure of molecules included in the first organic material layer, and the second organic material layer is recoated to the first organic material layer after the insolubilization process is performed,
forming a plurality of line banks and a plurality of banks on a substrate,
wherein each line bank of the plurality of line banks extends in a row direction on the substrate and is parallel to each other,
wherein each bank of the plurality of banks extends in a column direction on the substrate such that the each bank of the plurality of banks connects end portions of at least two line banks of the plurality of line banks, and
wherein the first organic material layer and the second organic material layer are recoated in a gap between two line banks of the plurality of line banks.

US Pat. No. 10,396,313

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A manufacturing method of a display device, comprising:forming pixels on a mother substrate comprising a display area and a non-display area;
attaching a polarization film stretched in a first direction and a second direction opposite to the first direction on the mother substrate having the pixels thereon; and
cutting at least a portion of the polarization film along a third direction,
wherein the third direction forms an acute angle with the first direction toward an outside of the polarization film.

US Pat. No. 10,396,309

DISPLAY DEVICE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A display device comprising:a lower substrate;
a thin film transistor arranged on a display area of the lower substrate;
a planarization film arranged on the thin film transistor;
a light emitting layer arranged on the planarization film;
pads arranged on a non-display area of the lower substrate;
an encapsulation layer arranged on the light emitting layer to cover a side of the planarization film, and including an inorganic protection film or an inorganic-organic composite film; and
an anti-film layer arranged on the pads to cover a portion of the non-display area from the pads to the encapsulation layer, and to contact the encapsulation layer,
wherein the anti-film layer prevents the inorganic protection film or the inorganic-organic composite film on the light emitting layer from being formed on the pads, and
wherein an anti-film material constituting a molecule of the anti-film layer is a self-assembling layer, and includes:
a head part bonded to a surface of the pads;
a chain extended from one side of the head part; and
a tail part connected to an end at one side of the chain.

US Pat. No. 10,396,308

ORGANIC EL DISPLAY PANEL

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. An organic electroluminescence (EL) display panel, comprising:a substrate;
a multi-layered wiring laminate disposed on the substrate and including wiring and a plurality of insulating layers, the wiring disposed on at least one of the insulating layers and extending to a vicinity of an outer periphery of the multi-layered wiring laminate;
an organic EL element array disposed on the multi-layered wiring laminate and including organic EL elements that are connected to the wiring;
a first inorganic insulating layer disposed at least on the organic EL element array and extending outside the outer periphery of the multi-layered wiring laminate in plan view;
a resin sealing layer disposed on the first inorganic insulating layer, the resin sealing layer covering the organic EL element array in plan view and having an outer periphery above a resin insulating layer that is a highest layer among the insulating layers; and
a second inorganic insulating layer disposed at least on the resin sealing layer, the second inorganic insulating layer extending outside the outer periphery of the resin sealing layer in plan view and being in contact with the first inorganic insulating layer in a thickness direction.

US Pat. No. 10,396,306

ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE CAPABLE OF IMPROVING LUMINOUS EFFICIENCY BY PREVENTING A LEAKAGE CURRENT AND IMPROVING ELECTRON TRANSPORT PROPERTIES AND A DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electroluminescent device, comprisinga first electrode;
a hole transport layer disposed on the first electrode;
an emission layer disposed on the hole transport layer and comprising at least two light emitting particles;
a first electron transport layer disposed on the emission layer and comprising at least two inorganic-organic composite particles;
a second electron transport layer disposed on the first electron transport layer and comprising at least two inorganic oxide particles; and
a second electrode disposed on the second electron transport layer,
wherein the first electron transport layer has a lower work function than the second electron transport layer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,305

ORGANIC EL DEVICE, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS AND LIGHTING APPARATUS USING THE SAME

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An organic EL device comprising, in the following order:a substrate;
a reflection electrode;
an organic compound layer; and
a light extraction electrode,
wherein the reflection electrode serves as a cathode and the light extraction electrode serves as an anode,
wherein the organic compound layer includes a first light-emitting layer which is electron trapping type and a second light-emitting layer disposed between the first light-emitting layer and the light extraction electrode,
wherein the first light-emitting layer emits blue light,
wherein the second light-emitting layer emits light whose wavelength is longer than a wavelength of the blue light from the first light-emitting layer, and
wherein an optical distance between the reflection electrode and the first light-emitting layer is a distance of constructive interference for the light of the first light-emitting layer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,304

ORGANIC EL DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. An organic EL display device comprising:a glass substrate;
an organic EL layer formed on an upper side of the glass substrate;
a support substrate glued on a lower side of the glass substrate via a first adhesive;
a glass-made counter substrate covering the organic EL layer; and
a polarizing plate glued on an upper side of the counter substrate via a second adhesive,
wherein first recessed portions or first projecting portions are formed on the glass substrate at a side thereof facing the support substrate,
wherein the first recessed portions or a space between each of the first projecting portions is filled with the first adhesive, and
wherein second recessed portions or second projecting portions are formed on the counter substrate at a side thereof facing the polarizing plate.

US Pat. No. 10,396,303

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

1. An organic electroluminescence display device, comprising:a plurality of light emitting elements;
a sealing film covering the plurality of light emitting elements, and having a top surface which is an inorganic film made of a first inorganic material;
a protective film made of an organic material, the protective film covering the sealing film; and
a close-fitting layer made of a second inorganic material, and located between the top surface of the sealing film and the protective film,
wherein
the first inorganic material has higher moisture-barrier properties than the second inorganic material,
adhesion between the second inorganic material and the organic material is higher than adhesion between the first inorganic material and the organic material,
an edge portion of the inorganic film overlaps with an edge portion of the close-fitting layer in a plan view,
the edge portion of the close-fitting layer overlaps with an edge portion of the protective film in the plan view,
the sealing film includes an organic film under the inorganic film and a second inorganic film under the organic film,
the edge portion of the inorganic film is in direct contact with an edge portion of the second inorganic film, and
the edge portion of the close-fitting layer overlaps with the edge portion of the second inorganic film, in the plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,396,302

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. An electroluminescence display device, comprising:a first pixel electrode;
a second pixel electrode provided in the same layer as the first pixel electrode;
a counter electrode provided on the first pixel electrode and the second pixel electrode;
a first organic light emitting layer provided between the first pixel electrode and the counter electrode, the first organic light emitting layer emitting light having a first wavelength;
a second organic light emitting layer provided between the second pixel electrode and the counter electrode, the second organic light emitting layer emitting light having a second wavelength;
an electron blocking layer between the first pixel electrode and the first organic light emitting layer and between the second pixel electrode and the second organic light emitting layer; and
a hole blocking layer between the first organic light emitting layer and the counter electrode and between the second organic light emitting layer and the counter electrode,
wherein
the first organic light emitting layer contains a host material, a first dopant material and a first assist dopant material,
the second organic light emitting layer contains the host material that is the same as that of the first organic light emitting layer, a second dopant material and a second assist dopant material,
each of the first organic light emitting layer and the second organic light emitting layer is encapsulated by the electron blocking layer and the hole blocking layer, and
the electron blocking layer and the hole blocking layer are in contact with each other at a region between the first organic light emitting layer and the second organic light emitting layer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,301

ORGANIC SOLAR CELL WITH VERTICAL ACTIVE LAYERS

1. An organic photovoltaic device comprising:a substrate;
at least first and second active layers, each active layer (1) having at least one organic material and (2) including a first surface that receives light and a second surface that directly contacts the substrate, the second surface being opposite to the first surface; and
at least first, second, and third electrodes supported by the substrate, wherein (1) the first and second electrodes each have a surface, being substantially perpendicular to the substrate, that contacts the first active layer, (2) the second and third electrodes each have a surface, being substantially perpendicular to the substrate, that contacts the second active layer, (3) the first and third electrodes have a same polarity, and (4) the second electrode has an opposite polarity to the first and third electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,396,300

CARBON NANOTUBE DEVICE WITH N-TYPE END-BONDED METAL CONTACTS

International Business Ma...

1. A field effect transistor comprising:a substrate;
a gate dielectric formed on the substrate;
a channel material formed on the gate dielectric, the channel material comprising carbon nanotubes; a patterned resist layer comprising openings formed therein, the openings exposing portions of the gate dielectric and end portions of the carbon nanotubes under the patterned resist layer, wherein exposed tips of the carbon nanotubes at the end portions are oxidized, and wherein the patterned resist layer comprises hydrogen silsesquioxane;
metal contacts formed at least within the openings, the metal contacts comprising a portion contacting the oxidized exposed tips of the carbon nanotubes and the portions of the gate dielectric exposed within the openings, wherein the portion of the metal contacts contacting the oxidized exposed tips of the carbon nanotubes scavenge oxygen from the oxidized exposed tips of the carbon nanotubes forming a bond between material of the metal contacts and the carbon nanotubes, where the portion of the metal contacts comprises a bottom surface that is planar with a bottom surface of the end portions of the carbon nanotubes, and wherein a region of the portion of the metal contacts comprises a top surface that is above a bottom surface of the patterned resist layer and disposed between sidewalls of the patterned resist layer, and wherein the top surface is planar with or below a top surface of the patterned resist layer; and
a dielectric layer comprising a planar top surface, wherein the dielectric layer is formed in contact with a plurality of portions of a top surface of the patterned resist layer, a plurality of sidewalls of each of the metal contacts, and the top surface of the region of the portion of each of the metal contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,396,299

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICES AND METAL COMPLEX COMPOUNDS

UDC IRELAND LIMITED, Dub...

8. An organic electroluminescent device, comprising:a pair of electrodes and at least one organic layer including a luminescent layer between the pair of electrodes,
wherein at least one layer between the pair of electrodes comprises at least one metal complex represented by formula (7) having a tetradentate or higher polydentate chain structure ligand:

wherein M71 represents a metal ion;
Y71, Y72, and Y73 each represent a linking group or a single bond;
L75 represents a ligand to coordinate to M71;
Z71, Z72, Z73, Z74, Z75, and Z76 each represent a substituted or unsubstituted carbon atom or a nitrogen atom;
Z71 and Z72, and Z73 and Z74 each may bond to each other via a linking group to form a condensed ring;
R71, R72, R73, and R74 each represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent; and
n71 represents 0 to 4.

US Pat. No. 10,396,297

MATERIALS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Merck Patent GmbH, (DE)

1. A material comprising a compound P which is a complex of bismuth and a compound A of a formula (A-II) or (A-III)
where the variables that occur are:
Z is the same or different at each instance and is CR1;
Ar1 is the same or different at each instance and is an aromatic ring system which has 6 to 60 aromatic ring atoms and is optionally substituted by one or more R1 radicals, or a heteroaromatic ring system which has 5 to 60 aromatic ring atoms and is optionally substituted by one or more R1 radicals; Ar1 groups here are optionally bonded to one another via R1 radicals;
Ar2 is an aromatic ring system which has 6 to 20 aromatic ring atoms and may be substituted by one or more R1 radicals, or a heteroaromatic ring system which has 5 to 20 aromatic ring atoms and is optionally substituted by one or more R1 radicals;
R1 is the same or different at each instance and is selected from H, D, F, CN, Si(R2)3, straight-chain alkyl or alkoxy groups having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, branched or cyclic alkyl or alkoxy groups having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, aromatic ring systems having 6 to 40 aromatic ring atoms and heteroaromatic ring systems having 5 to 40 aromatic ring atoms; where the alkyl and alkoxy groups mentioned, the aromatic ring systems mentioned and the heteroaromatic ring systems mentioned may each be substituted by one or more R2 radicals;
R2 is the same or different at each instance and is selected from H, D, F, CN, alkyl groups having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, aromatic ring systems having 6 to 40 aromatic ring atoms and heteroaromatic ring systems having 5 to 40 aromatic ring atoms; and where the alkyl groups, aromatic ring systems and heteroaromatic ring systems mentioned is optionally substituted by F or CN;
n is 0 or 1; and
where the scope of the formula (A-II) excludes compounds of the following formula (B)

in which the new variables that occur are:
V is CR1;
Ar3 is the same or different at each instance and is an aromatic ring system which has 6 to 30 aromatic ring atoms and is optionally substituted by one or more R1 radicals, or a heteroaromatic ring system which has 5 to 30 aromatic ring atoms and is optionally substituted by one or more R1 radicals; Ar3 groups here are optionally bonded to one another via R1 radicals.

US Pat. No. 10,396,296

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light-emitting device, comprising:a first electrode, a second electrode facing the first electrode, and a plurality of light-emitting units disposed in a stack between the first and second electrodes, each light emitting unit including an emission layer; and
a charge generation layer, including an n-type charge generation layer and a p-type charge generation layer, disposed between each adjacent pair of light-emitting units, wherein:
a wavelength of maximum intensity of light emitted from one of the light-emitting units is different from the wavelength of maximum intensity of light emitted from another of the light-emitting units,
at least one n-type charge generation layer consists of a metal-containing material having a work function of about 2.0 eV to about 4.5 eV, the metal-containing material being a metal, a metal oxide, a metal halide, or a combination thereof, and
at least one p-type charge generation layer includes a hole transport material,
at least one light-emitting unit adjacent to the p-type charge generation layer including the hole transport material includes a hole transport region,
the hole transport region includes a hole transport layer,
an absolute value of a highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) energy level of the hole transport material being greater than about 5.5 eV, and an absolute value of a lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) energy level of the hole transport material being less than that of a LUMO energy level of a hole transport layer of a light-emitting unit adjacent to the p-type charge generation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,295

CONDENSED CYCLIC COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A condensed cyclic compound represented by Formula 1:Ar1-(L1)a1-Ar2  Formula 1

wherein, in Formulae 1, 2-3, and 3-1,
Ar1 is a group represented by Formula 2-3,
Ar2 is a group represented by Formula 3-1,
L1 is selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group,
a1 is selected from 0, 1, 2, and 3,
X21 is selected from O, S, and Se,
X31 is selected from a single bond, O, S, N(R33), C(R33)(R34), Si(R33)(R34), Ge(R33)(R34), and P(?O)(R33),
A21, A31, and A32 are each independently selected from a C5-C30 carbocyclic group and a C1-C30 heterocyclic group,
R21 to R23 and R31 to R34 are each independently selected from hydrogen, deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C7-C60 aryl alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroaryl alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 hetero aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 hetero arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —N(Q1)(Q2), —Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3), and —B(Q1)(Q2),
R22 and R23 are optionally linked to form a substituted or unsubstituted C5-C30 carbocyclic group or a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C30 heterocyclic group,
R33 and R34 are optionally linked via a first linking group to form a substituted or unsubstituted C5-C30 carbocyclic group or a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C30 heterocyclic group,
b21, b31, and b32 are each independently selected from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8,
Q1 to Q3 are each independently selected from:
hydrogen, deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group;
a C1-C60 alkyl group, substituted with at least one selected from deuterium, a C1-C60 alkyl group, and a C6-C60 aryl group;
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C7-C60 arylalkyl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl alkyl group, a C1-C60 hetero aryloxy group, a C1-C60 hetero arylthio group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group; and
a C6-C60 aryl group, substituted with at least one selected from deuterium, a C1-C60 alkyl group, and a C6-C60 aryl group, and
indicates a binding site to a neighboring atom.

US Pat. No. 10,396,294

CARBAZOLE COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A carbazole compound represented by Formulae 1A or 1B
wherein in Formulae 1A and 1B,
A is -(L1)a1-(E1)b1,
L1 is selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylene group, and a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group;
in Formula 1A, E1 is selected from:
a pyrrolyl group, an imidazolyl group, a pyrazolyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrazinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a pyridazinyl group, an isoindolyl group, an indolyl group, an indazolyl group, a purinyl group, a quinolinyl group, an isoquinolinyl group, a benzoquinolinyl group, a phthalazinyl group, a naphthyridinyl group, a quinoxalinyl group, a quinazolinyl group, a cinnolinyl group, a phenanthridinyl group, an acridinyl group, a phenanthrolinyl group, a phenazinyl group, a benzoimidazolyl group, a thiazolyl group, an isothiazolyl group, a benzothiazolyl group, an isoxazolyl group, an oxazolyl group, a triazolyl group, a tetrazolyl group, an oxadiazolyl group, a triazinyl group, a carbazolyl group, an imidazopyrimidinyl group, and an imidazopyridinyl group; and
a pyrrolyl group, an imidazolyl group, a pyrazolyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrazinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a pyridazinyl group, an isoindolyl group, an indolyl group, an indazolyl group, a purinyl group, a quinolinyl group, an isoquinolinyl group, a benzoquinolinyl group, a phthalazinyl group, a naphthyridinyl group, a quinoxalinyl group, a quinazolinyl group, a cinnolinyl group, a phenanthridinyl group, an acridinyl group, a phenanthrolinyl group, a phenazinyl group, a benzoimidazolyl group, a thiazolyl group, an isothiazolyl group, a benzothiazolyl group, an isoxazolyl group, an oxazolyl group, a triazolyl group, a tetrazolyl group, an oxadiazolyl group, a triazinyl group, a carbazolyl group, an imidazopyrimidinyl group, and an imidazopyridinyl group, each substituted with at least one Ar1,
wherein Ar1 is selected from
a phenyl group, a pentalenyl group, an indenyl group, a naphthyl group, an azulenyl group, a heptalenyl group, an indacenyl group, an acenaphthyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-fluorenyl group, a phenalenyl group, a phenanthrenyl group, an anthracenyl group, a fluoranthrenyl group, a triphenylenyl group, a pyrenyl group, a chrysenyl group, a naphthacenyl group, a picenyl group, a perylenyl group, a pentaphenyl group, a hexacenyl group, a pyrrolyl group, an imidazolyl group, a pyrazolyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrazinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a pyridazinyl group, an isoindolyl group, an indolyl group, an indazolyl group, a purinyl group, a quinolinyl group, an isoquinolinyl group, a benzoquinolinyl group, a phthalazinyl group, a naphthyridinyl group, a quinoxalinyl group, a quinazolinyl group, a cinnolinyl group, a carbazolyl group, a phenanthridinyl group, an acridinyl group, a phenanthrolinyl group, a phenazinyl group, a benzoxazolyl group, a benzoimidazolyl group, a furanyl group, a benzofuranyl group, a thiophenyl group, a benzothiophenyl group, a thiazolyl group, an isothiazolyl group, a benzothiazolyl group, an isoxazolyl group, an oxazolyl group, a triazolyl group, a tetrazolyl group, an oxadiazolyl group, a triazinyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, a benzocarbazolyl group, a dibenzocarbazolyl group, an imidazopyrimidinyl group, and an imidazopyridinyl group; and
a phenyl group, a pentalenyl group, an indenyl group, a naphthyl group, an azulenyl group, a heptalenyl group, an indacenyl group, an acenaphthyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-fluorenyl group, a phenalenyl group, a phenanthrenyl group, an anthracenyl group, a fluoranthrenyl group, a triphenylenyl group, a pyrenyl group, a chrysenyl group, a naphthacenyl group, a picenyl group, a perylenyl group, a pentaphenyl group, a hexacenyl group, a pyrrolyl group, an imidazolyl group, a pyrazolyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrazinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a pyridazinyl group, an isoindolyl group, an indolyl group, an indazolyl group, a purinyl group, a quinolinyl group, an isoquinolinyl group, a benzoquinolinyl group, a phthalazinyl group, a naphthyridinyl group, a quinoxalinyl group, a quinazolinyl group, a cinnolinyl group, a carbazolyl group, a phenanthridinyl group, an acridinyl group, a phenanthrolinyl group, a phenazinyl group, a benzoxazolyl group, a benzoimidazolyl group, a furanyl group, a benzofuranyl group, a thiophenyl group, a benzothiophenyl group, a thiazolyl group, an isothiazolyl group, a benzothiazolyl group, an isoxazolyl group, an oxazolyl group, a triazolyl group, a tetrazolyl group, an oxadiazolyl group, a triazinyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, a benzocarbazolyl group, a dibenzocarbazolyl group, an imidazopyrimidinyl group, and an imidazopyridinyl group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium atom, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof and a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C2-C20 alkynyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a naphthyl group, an anthracenyl group, a pyrenyl group, a phenanthrenyl group, a fluorenyl group, a carbazolyl group, a benzocarbazolyl group, a dibenzocarbazolyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a pyrazinyl group, a pyridazinyl group, a triazinyl group, a quinolinyl group, an isoquinolinyl group, a phthalazinyl group, a quinoxalinyl group, a cinnolinyl group, and a quinazolinyl group;
in Formula 1B, E1 is a substituted or unsubstituted electron transporting-cyclic group or a substituted or unsubstituted carbazolyl group, each of which includes at least one N as a ring-forming atom;
wherein in Formulae 1A and 1B,
a1 is selected from integers of 1 to 5;
b1 is 1 or 2, provided that when b1 is 2, two groups E1 are identical to or different from each other;
R1 is selected from a deuterium atom, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C20 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C20 alkynyl group, and a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 alkoxy group;
R2 to R4 are each independently selected from a deuterium atom, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C20 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —N(Q11)(Q12), —Si(Q13)(Q14)(Q15), and —B(Q16)(Q17);
c1 to c3 are each independently 0 to 2;
at least one of substituents of the substituted C6-C60 arylene group, the substituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, the substituted electron transporting-cyclic group, the substituted carbazolyl group, the substituted C1-C20 alkyl group, the substituted C2-C20 alkenyl group, the substituted C2-C20 alkynyl group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, the substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, the substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, the substituted C6-C60 aryl group, the substituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, the substituted C6-C60 arylthio group, the substituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, the substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and the substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group are selected from
a deuterium atom, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C2-C20 alkynyl group, and C1-C20 alkoxy group;
a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C2-C20 alkynyl group, and a C1-C20 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium atom, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —N(Q21)(Q22), —Si(Q23)(Q24)(Q25), and —B(Q26)(Q27);
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium atom, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C2-C20 alkynyl group, and a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —N(Q31)(Q32), —Si(Q33)(Q34)(Q35), and —B(Q36)(Q37); and
—N(Q41)(Q42), —Si(Q43)(Q44)(Q45) and —B(Q46)(Q47),
wherein Q11 to Q17, Q21 to Q27, Q31 to Q37, and Q41 to Q47 are each independently selected from a hydrogen, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C2-C20 alkynyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group,
provided that, in Formula 1A, R2 in the number of c1 are all different from A.

US Pat. No. 10,396,293

ELECTRONIC OR OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING AN ANCHORED THIN MOLECULAR LAYER, PROCESS FOR ITS PREPARATION AND COMPOUND USED THEREIN

Novaled GmbH, Dresden (D...

1. An electronic or optoelectronic device comprising at least one inorganic surface covered at least partly by an organic layer, wherein the organic layer comprises a compound comprisingi) at least one anchor group anchoring the compound to the inorganic surface,
ii) at least one first functional moiety comprising
a) a first aromatic heterocycle comprising at least one nitrogen atom in an aromatic ring, or
b) a first aromatic or heteroaromatic ring substituted with at least one secondary or tertiary amine group, and
iii) at least one methylidenyl group,
wherein at least one of the nitrogen atoms of the first aromatic heterocycle, the secondary amine group, or the tertiary amine group is directly attached by a single bond to the methylidenyl group, and wherein the anchor group is attached to the functional moiety either directly or by a spacer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,292

COMPOUND AND ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

SHANGHAI NICHEM FINE CHEM...

1. A compound represented by the following Formula (I):
wherein A is -L2-Ra and B is -L3-Rb, or A and B are joined together and bonded to the nitrogen atom in Formula (I) to form a substituted or unsubstituted N-carbazolyl group;
L1, L2, and L3 are each independently a single bond or an arylene group having 6 to 60 ring carbon atoms;
Ra and Rb are the same or different, and Ra and Rb are each independently selected from the group consisting of: —Ar-Q,

Ar is an arylene group having 6 to 60 ring carbon atoms;
Q is selected from the group consisting of: a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, and

Q1 and Q2 are the same or different, and Q1 and Q2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of: a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 60 ring carbon atoms,

m1, m2, m3, and m6 are each independently an integral of 0 to 4, and m4, m4?, m7, and m7? are each independently an integral of 0 to 3;
Z1 to Z4, Z4?, Z6, Z7, and Z7? are each independently selected from the group consisting of: a deuterium atom, a trifluoromethyl group, a halogen group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an alkyl group having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 40 carbon atoms, an alkynyl group having 2 to 40 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 60 ring carbon atoms, a heterocycloalkyl group having 3 to 60 ring carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 60 ring carbon atoms, a heteroaryl group having 3 to 60 ring carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, an aryloxy group having 6 to 60 ring carbon atoms, an alkylsilyl group having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, an arylsilyl group having 6 to 60 ring carbon atoms, an alkylboron group having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, an arylboron group having 6 to 60 ring carbon atoms, a phosphine group having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, and a phosphine oxide group having 1 to 40 carbon atoms;
Z5 and Z8 are each independently selected from the group consisting of: a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 40 carbon atoms, an alkynyl group having 2 to 40 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 60 ring carbon atoms, a heterocycloalkyl group having 3 to 60 ring carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 60 ring carbon atoms, and a heteroaryl group having 3 to 60 ring carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,396,291

COMPOUND FOR ORGANIC ELECTRONIC ELEMENT, ORGANIC ELECTRONIC ELEMENT USING THE SAME, AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

DUK SAN NEOLUX CO., LTD.,...

1. A compound of Formula 1:
wherein,
Ar1 to Ar3 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a C6-C60 aryl group; a fluorenyl group; a C2-C60 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P; a fused ring formed by a C3-C60 aliphatic ring and a C6-C60 aromatic ring; a C1-C50 alkyl group; a C2-C20 alkenyl group; a C2-C20 alkynyl group; a C1-C30 alkoxy group; and a C6-C30 aryloxy group,
L is

m and o are each an integer of 0 to 4, n is an integer of 0 to 3,
R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of deuterium; halogen; a C6-C60 aryl group; a fluorenyl group; a C2-C60 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P; a fused ring formed by a C3-C60 aliphatic ring and a C6-C60 aromatic ring; a C1-C50 alkyl group; a C2-C20 alkenyl group; a C2-C20 alkynyl group; a C1-C30 alkoxy group; a C6-C30 aryloxy group; -L?-N(Ra)(Rb); and a combination thereof, wherein R1 and/or R2 are plural and one or two pair(s) of any two adjacent groups of R1 and/or any two adjacent groups of R2 are linked together to form a benzene ring,
R3 is selected from the group consisting of deuterium; halogen; a C6-C60 aryl group; a fluorenyl group; a C2-C60 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P; a fused ring formed by a C3-C60 aliphatic ring and a C6-C60 aromatic ring; a C1-C50 alkyl group; a C2-C20 alkenyl group; a C2-C20 alkynyl group; a C1-C30 alkoxy group; a C6-C30 aryloxy group; and a combination thereof, wherein any two adjacent groups of R3 are optionally linked together to form a ring,
L? is selected from the group consisting of single bond; a C6-C60 arylene group; a fluorenylene group; a fused ring formed by a C3-C60 aliphatic ring and a C6-C60 aromatic ring; and a C2-C60 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P,
Ra and Rb are each independently selected from the group consisting of C6-C60 aryl group; a fluorenyl group; a fused ring formed by a C3-C60 aliphatic ring and a C6-C60 aromatic ring; and a C2-C60 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P,
each of the above aryl group, fluorenyl group, heterocyclic group, fused ring group, alkyl group, alkenyl group, alkynyl group, alkoxy group, aryloxy group, arylene group and fluorenylene group may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of deuterium; halogen; a silane group; a siloxane group; a boron group; a germanium group; a cyano group; a nitro group; a C1-C20 alkylthio group; a C1-C20 alkoxy group; a C1-C20 alkyl group; a C2-C20 alkenyl group; a C2-C20 alkynyl group; a C6-C20 aryl group; a C6-C20 aryl group substituted with deuterium; a fluorenyl group; a C2-C20 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P; a C3-C20 cycloalkyl group; a C7-C20 arylalkyl group; and a C8-C20 arylalkenyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,396,289

SPIRO ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, MATERIAL COMPRISING THE SAME FOR ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICES, AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE COMPRISING THE MATERIAL

NANJING TOPTO MATERIALS C...

1. An organic compound of General Formula 1:
wherein in General Formula (1), SPIRO is a unit represented by General Formula (2) below:

Ar1 and Ar3 are the same or different, and are selected from the group consisting of benzene optionally substituted with one or more radicals R5, biphenyl optionally substituted with one or more radicals R5, naphthalene optionally substituted with one or more radicals R5, phenanthrene optionally substituted with one or more radicals R5, fluorene optionally substituted with one or more radicals R5, dibenzofuran optionally substituted with one or more radicals R5, dibenzothiophene optionally substituted with one or more radicals R5, substituted or unsubstituted spirobifluorene, and a combination of 2, 3, 4, or 5 of these groups;
Ar2 is absent or selected from the group consisting of benzene optionally substituted with one or more radicals R5, biphenyl optionally substituted with one or more radicals R5, naphthalene optionally substituted with one or more radicals R5, phenanthrene optionally substituted with one or more radicals R5, fluorene optionally substituted with one or more radicals R5, spirobifluorene optionally substituted with one or more radicals R5, dibenzofuran optionally substituted with one or more radicals R5, and dibenzothiophene optionally substituted with one or more radicals R5;
R5 is selected from the group consisting of (i) H, D, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, Si(R2)3, (ii) a linear alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkyl having 1 to 31 carbon atoms, (iii) a branched alkyl, cycloalkyl, branch alkoxy, or branched thioalkyl having 3 to 31 carbon atoms, (iv) benzene, naphthalene, phenanthrene, fluorene, spirobifluorene, dibenzofuran, dibenzothiophene, and a combination of 2, 3, 4, or 5 of these groups, (v) an aryloxy having 5 to 40 aromatic ring atoms, and (vi) an aralkyl having 5 to 40 aromatic ring atoms, wherein when there are a plurality of R5's in General Formula (1), R5's are the same or different;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of (i) H, D, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, (ii) a linear alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkyl having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, (iii) a branched alkyl, cycloalkyl, branched alkoxy, or branched thioalkyl having 3 to 40 carbon atoms, (iv) benzene, naphthalene, phenanthrene, fluorene, spirobifluorene, dibenzofuran, dibenzothiophene, and a combination of 2, 3, 4, or 5 of these groups, (v) an aryloxy having 5 to 60 aromatic ring atoms, and (vi) an aralkyl having 5 to 60 aromatic ring atoms; and
R1, R3, and R4 are the same or different, and are selected from the group consisting of (i) H, D, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, Si(R2)3, (ii) a linear alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkyl having 1 to 40 carbon atoms (iii) a branched alkyl, cycloalkyl, branched alkoxy, or branched thioalkyl having 3 to 40 carbon atoms, (iv) benzene, naphthalene, phenanthrene, fluorene, spirobifluorene, dibenzofuran, dibenzothiophene, and a combination of 2, 3, 4, or 5 of these groups, (v) an aryloxy having 5 to 60 aromatic ring atoms, and (vi) an aralkyl having 5 to 60 aromatic ring atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,396,288

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

40. A compound is represented by any of formulae (3-1) and (4-2):
wherein:
R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 ring carbon atoms, a group represented by —Si(R101)(R102)(R103), a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 30 ring carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl group having 5 to 30 ring atoms; and
R11 to R18, R25 to R27, R29 to R33, and R35 to R36 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, a cyano group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group having 6 to 30 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted arylthio group having 6 to 30 ring carbon atoms, a group represented by —Si(R101)(R102)(R103), a group represented by —N(R104)(R105), a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 30 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl group having 5 to 30 ring atoms, or a group represented by —Z—Ra;
R101 to R105 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 50 ring carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl group having 5 to 50 ring atoms;
the group represented by —Z—Ra, and is represented by any of formulae (a) to (c):

Z1 to Z3 each independently represent a single bond, a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 30 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylene group having 5 to 30 ring atoms, or a divalent linking group in which 2 to 4 groups selected from the arylene group and the heteroarylene group are linked together;
L1 and L2 each independently represent a single bond, a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 30 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylene group having 5 to 30 ring atoms, or a divalent linking group in which 2 to 4 groups selected from the arylene group and the heteroarylene group are linked together;
Ar2 and Ar3 each independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 30 ring carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl group having 5 to 30 ring atoms;
HAr represents a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl group having 5 to 30 ring atoms; and
Ar4 represents a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 14 to 30 ring carbon atoms,
provided that one to three selected from R11 to R18, R25 to R27, and R29 to R30 of formula (3-1), and one or two selected from R11 to R18, R31 to R33, and R35 to R36 of formula (4-2) each represent a group represented by —Z—Ra.

US Pat. No. 10,396,287

AMINO FLUORENE MONOMERS, POLYMERS, AND ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Sumitomo Chemical Company...

1. An organic electronic device comprising an anode, a cathode, a semiconducting layer between the anode and the cathode, and a hole transporting layer between the anode and the semiconducting layer, the hole-transporting layer comprising a co-polymer comprising repeat units of formula (I) and at least two different co-repeat units:
wherein:
Ar2 represents an aryl or heteroaryl group that may be unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents; R independently in each occurrence represents a substituent; and m is 1or 2;
each Ar1 is directly bound to an aromatic or heteroaromatic group of a co-repeat unit; and
Ar1 is of formula (II):

wherein R6 in each occurrence is independently H or a substituent; R7 in each occurrence is independently a substituent; and x in each occurrence is independently 0, 1, 2or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,396,286

REGIOREGULAR PYRIDAL[2,1,3]THIADIAZOLE ?-CONJUGATED COPOLYMERS FOR ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTORS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of preparing a regioregular donor-acceptor copolymer, comprising:regioselectively preparing a monomer, wherein the monomer comprises a donor moiety having a first electron affinity in combination with an acceptor moiety having a second electron affinity; and
reacting the monomer to produce a donor-acceptor copolymer that comprises a regioregular conjugated main chain section, wherein the combination of the donor moiety having the first electron affinity and the acceptor moiety having the second electron affinity is selected so as to induce charge transfer between the donor moiety and the acceptor moiety in the donor-acceptor copolymer, wherein:
the charge carrier mobility of the regioregular donor-acceptor copolymer is greater than the charge carrier mobility of a regiorandom donor-acceptor copolymer of similar composition.

US Pat. No. 10,396,285

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING PRESENCE OF ATTENUATION IN OLED DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. An apparatus for detecting a presence of an attenuation in an organic light emitting display (OLED) device, comprising:a difference function construction circuit, configured for constructing a first light brightness difference function ƒ1(x), according to a difference between a light brightness of the OLED device under a first luminous constraint and a light brightness of the OLED device under a second luminous constraint, before aging of the OLED device; constructing a second light brightness difference function ƒ2(x), according to a difference between a light brightness of the OLED device under the first luminous constraint and a light brightness of the OLED device under the second luminous constraint, after aging of the OLED device; wherein the first luminous constraint comprises a variable magnetic field, the second luminous constraint comprises a constant microwave and a variable magnetic field, and x is an intensity of the variable magnetic field;
an integrating circuit, configured for integrating the first light brightness difference function ƒ1(x), to obtain a first integration result Ena, and integrating the second light brightness difference function ƒ2(x), to obtain a second integration result Ea, within an intensity range of the variable magnetic field;
a comparing circuit, configured for comparing
wherein, Lna is a light brightness of a pre-aging OLED device under a non-luminous constraint, and La is a light brightness of a post-aging OLED device under the non-luminous constraint; anda determining circuit, configured for determining the presence of an intrinsic attenuation in a light emitting material of a light emitting layer in the OLED device, according to a comparison result between

US Pat. No. 10,396,284

RF-TRANSISTORS WITH SELF-ALIGNED POINT CONTACTS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
a dielectric layer on the semiconductor substrate;
a nanomaterial layer on the dielectric layer;
a thin metal layer on a portion of the dielectric layer, wherein the thin metal layer is in contact with the nanomaterial layer and comprises a metal selected from the group consisting of nickel, molybdenum, and palladium;
a source electrode and a drain electrode, wherein the source electrode and drain electrode are in contact with the thin metal layer, wherein a portion of the thin metal layer lies between the source electrode and the dielectric layer and another portion of the thin metal layer lies between the drain electrode and the dielectric layer, wherein the portion of the thin metal layer contacts the source electrode on a top side of the thin metal layer and contacts the dielectric layer on a bottom side of the thin metal layer, wherein the another portion of the thin metal layer contacts the drain electrode on the top side of the thin metal layer and contacts the dielectric layer on the bottom side of the thin metal layer, where the top side is opposite the bottom side;
a gate positioned between the source electrode and the drain electrode; and
an ungated region comprising an exposed gate dielectric layer adjacent to the gate, wherein the ungated region has a length of less than 10 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,396,283

METHOD FOR PRODUCING VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK, VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK PREPARATION BODY, METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT, METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC EL DISPLAY, AND VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A method for producing a vapor deposition mask including a metal mask in which a metal mask opening is formed and a resin mask in which a resin mask opening corresponding to a pattern to be produced by vapor deposition is formed at a position overlapping with the metal mask opening, the metal mask and the resin mask being stacked, the method comprising:a step of preparing a vapor deposition mask preparation body in which the metal mask is provided on one surface of a resin plate for obtaining the resin mask, and a protective sheet with peel strength not less than about 0.0004 N/10 mm and less than about 0.2 N/10 mm in conformity with JIS Z-0237:2009 is provided on the other surface of the resin plate;
a step of irradiating, with respect to the vapor deposition mask preparation body, the resin plate with laser light from the metal mask side to form the resin mask opening corresponding to the pattern to be produced by vapor deposition in the resin plate; and
a step of peeling off the protective sheet from the resin mask in which the resin mask opening corresponding to the pattern to be produced by vapor deposition is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,396,282

MASK FRAME ASSEMBLY FOR THIN LAYER DEPOSITION, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY APPARATUS BY USING THE MASK FRAME ASSEMBLY

Samsung Display Co., Ltd,...

1. A mask frame assembly through which a deposition material to be deposited on a substrate passes, the mask frame assembly comprising:a frame comprising an opening; and
a mask coupled to the frame,
wherein:
the mask comprises:
a main body part having a first thickness and comprising a pattern part and at least one first alignment key, the pattern part comprising pattern holes through which the deposition material passes; and
a support part having a second thickness greater than the first thickness and contacting the frame and comprising at least one second alignment key;
a lower surface of the main body part is higher than a plane connecting two opposing lower surfaces of the support part contacting the frame;
an upper surface of the main body part and an upper surface of the support part are arranged in the same plane; and
the at least one first alignment key and the at least one second alignment key are aligned to correspond to each other in a length direction of the mask.

US Pat. No. 10,396,281

METHODS FOR FORMING ARRAYS OF SMALL, CLOSELY SPACED FEATURES

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of semiconductor processing, comprising:forming a mandrel on an underlying substrate, comprising:
on a first level of the substrate, forming a grid of intersecting lines of material over an upper surface of the substrate, the grid of intersecting lines comprising first lines extending along a first direction and second lines extending along a second direction that crosses the first direction, the first and second lines extending to a first elevation above the upper surface of the substrate; and
on a second level of the substrate, forming pillars on the substrate that extend upwards- from intersections of the intersecting lines to a second elevation above the upper surface of the substrate; and
forming spacers on the substrate at sidewalls of the mandrel, the spacers being formed on sidewalls of the intersecting lines and on sidewalls of the pillars, wherein forming spacers comprises:
blanket depositing a layer of spacer material over the mandrel;
and directionally etching the layer of spacer material to define the spacers at the sidewalls of the mandrel.

US Pat. No. 10,396,280

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SAME

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A semiconductor memory device, comprising:a plurality of first interconnections extending in a first direction;
a second interconnection extending in a second direction different from the first direction; and
a resistance change film provided between the plurality of first interconnections and the second interconnection, the resistance change film comprising silicon and a semiconductor layer comprising two or more elements selected from among oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, boron, and germanium,
wherein a concentration of the selected elements included in the semiconductor layer changes along a third direction from the first interconnections to the second interconnection.

US Pat. No. 10,396,279

MAGNETORESISTIVE DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

EVERSPIN TECHNOLOGIES, IN...

1. A method of manufacturing a magnetoresistive device from a magnetoresistive stack including (I) a first region including one or more layers of ferromagnetic materials disposed above a first electrically conductive material, wherein the first region forms one of a magnetically fixed layer or a magnetically free layer of the magnetoresistive device, (II) an intermediate layer disposed above the first region, (III) a second region including one or more layers of ferromagnetic materials disposed above the intermediate layer, wherein the second region forms the other of the magnetically fixed layer or the magnetically free layer of the magnetoresistive device, and (IV) a second layer of electrically conductive material disposed above the second region, method comprising:(a) patterning a mask above a portion of the second layer of electrically conductive material;
(b) after step (a), forming one or more sidewalls on the magnetoresistive stack by etching through (i) the second layer of electrically conductive material, (ii) the second region, (iii) the intermediate layer, and (iv) the first region;
(c) after step (b), providing an insulating material on or over the formed one or more sidewalls; and
(d) after step (c), connecting the first layer of electrically conductive material to a first electrical conductor and connecting the second layer of electrically conductive material to a second electrical conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,396,278

ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH MAGNETIC AND ATTRACTOR MATERIALS AND METHODS OF FABRICATION

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:structure between a lower electrode and an upper electrode, the structure comprising:
a magnetic tunnel junction sub-structure comprising an intermediate oxide region between a free region and a fixed region;
a foundation region between the lower electrode and the magnetic tunnel junction sub-structure; and
an attractor material and a base oxide material between the foundation region and the magnetic tunnel junction sub-structure.

US Pat. No. 10,396,277

MAGNETIC MEMORY DEVICES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A magnetic memory device, comprising:a lower interlayer insulating layer on a substrate; and
a plurality of magnetic tunnel junction patterns on the lower interlayer insulating layer, the plurality of magnetic tunnel junction patterns isolated from direct contact with each other in a first plane extending parallel to a top surface of the substrate,
wherein the lower interlayer insulating layer includes an upper surface, the upper surface of the lower interlayer insulating layer including a recessed surface and a top surface, the recessed surface at least partially defining an inner sidewall and a bottom surface of a recess region in the lower interlayer insulating layer between adjacent magnetic tunnel junction patterns of the plurality of magnetic tunnel junction patterns, such that the recessed surface at least partially defines the recess region,
wherein the inner sidewall of the recess region is inclined at an acute angle with respect to the top surface of the substrate, and the bottom surface of the recess region has a shape that is convex toward the top surface of the substrate, in a plane extending perpendicular to the top surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,396,275

MAGNETIC MEMORY DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A magnetic memory device, comprises:a first magnetic tunnel junction pattern and a second magnetic tunnel junction pattern that are horizontally spaced apart from each other on a substrate;
a first bit line disposed on the first magnetic tunnel junction pattern;
a first select element disposed in the substrate,
wherein the first bit line is electrically connected to the first select element through the first magnetic tunnel junction pattern;
a second bit line disposed below the second magnetic tunnel junction pattern;
a second select element disposed in the substrate,
wherein the second bit line is electrically connected to the second select element through the second magnetic tunnel junction pattern; and
a first top electrode and a second top electrode respectively disposed on the first magnetic tunnel junction pattern and the second magnetic tunnel junction pattern,
wherein each of the first top electrode and the second top electrode comprises a metal nitride pattern and a metal pattern disposed on the metal nitride pattern, the metal nitride pattern being thinner than the metal pattern,
wherein each of the first magnetic tunnel junction pattern and the second magnetic tunnel junction pattern comprises a non-magnetic metallic capping layer that directly contacts the metal nitride pattern,
wherein the non-magnetic metallic capping layer has a single sublayer, and
wherein each of the first top electrode and the second top electrode has an increasing width toward the non-magnetic metallic capping layer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,274

SPIN ELECTRONICS ELEMENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Senda...

1. A method of manufacturing a spintronics element from a plurality of laminated layers, comprising the steps of(a) forming a plurality of laminated layers in a first manufacturing equipment;
(b) forming a first wafer in the first manufacturing equipment, including applying a protection layer directly on a non-magnetic uppermost layer of the plurality of laminated layers so that the protection layer prevents alteration of characteristics of the uppermost layer; and
(c) exposing the first wafer to an atmosphere outside of the first manufacturing equipment, the atmosphere including H2O, a partial pressure of H2O in said atmosphere being equal to or larger than 10?4 Pa;
(d) putting the first wafer in a second manufacturing equipment after said step (c); and
(e) in the second manufacturing equipment, removing an upper portion of the protection layer so as to leave at least one atomic layer of the protection layer, said at least one atomic layer being a transition layer formed in an interface between the non-magnetic uppermost layer and the protection layer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,273

FACILITY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TORQUE SENSOR SHAFT

USUI CO., LTD., Shizuoka...

1. Equipment for manufacturing a torque sensor shaft by forming a magnetostrictive region including a metallic glass coating in a predetermined pattern on a side face of a hollow or solid shaft-shaped workpiece, whereinthe magnetostrictive region has a formation part, which is disposed between opposing first and second ends of the shaft-shaped workpiece,
the shaft-shaped workpiece is rotatably attached on a conveying pallet,
the conveying pallet is successively conveyed to each of work devices including a preheating device for the shaft-shaped workpiece, a thermal spraying device configured to form a metallic glass coating on the side face of the shaft-shaped workpiece, a masking device configured to provide a covering corresponding to the pattern on the coating, and a shot blasting device configured to provide shot blasting directed toward the metallic glass coating including the covering,
preheating, thermal spraying, masking, and shot blasting are performed on the shaft-shaped workpiece while rotating the shaft-shaped workpiece on the conveying pallet at each of the work devices, and
when on the conveying pallet, the first and second ends of the shaft-shaped workpiece are covered by first and second cylindrical covers respectively, and
the shaft-shaped workpiece is of such length that the formation part of the shaft-shaped workpiece is exposed between opposing end faces of the first and second cylindrical covers.

US Pat. No. 10,396,272

DISPLAY DISTORTION FOR ALIGNMENT WITH A USER GAZE DIRECTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

7. A device, comprising:at least one memory storing computer-executable instructions; and
at least one processor configured to access the at least one memory and execute the computer-executable instructions to:
identify a device-based event;
determine that the device-based event satisfies one or more criteria for distorting the display;
determine a gaze direction of a user of the device;
determine distortion elements to activate based at least in part on the gaze direction of the user; and
activate the distortion elements to cause a display coupled to the device to distort and align with the gaze direction of the user, wherein the at one processor is configured to activate the distortion elements by executing the computer-executable instructions to cause an electric fields to be applied to a plurality of electroactive polymer (EAP) portions disposed in a plurality of layers, wherein application of the electric field causes the plurality of EAP portions to deform, wherein the plurality of EAP portions comprised at least two EAP portions that are disposed in different layers and that overlap non-orthogonally, and wherein the different layers are electrically isolated from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,396,271

PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT, METHOD OF FORMING PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT, AND ULTRASONIC DEVICE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A piezoelectric element comprising:a substrate;
a piezoelectric body that is provided on the substrate and that has a curved exterior in a plan view;
a first wiring that is provided from a first position on the piezoelectric body to the substrate; and
a second wiring that is provided from a second position on the piezoelectric body to the substrate,
wherein an angle formed by a normal direction of an exterior at the first position and a normal direction of an exterior at the second position is more than 90 degrees and is equal to or less than 270 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,396,270

VIBRATION ACTUATOR THAT IS EASY IN CONDUCTION INSPECTION

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A vibration actuator in which a vibration element and a driven element contact each other, and the driven element and the vibration element move relatively,the vibration element comprising:
an elastic body of which a main component comprises a material which is electrically insulating, dielectric, or semi-conductive; and
an electromechanical energy conversion element that is joined to the elastic body,
the electromechanical energy conversion element comprising:
a piezoelectric body;
a first electrode that is provided on a surface of the piezoelectric body, by which surface the piezoelectric body is joined to the elastic body, the first electrode having a closed loop structure;
at least two second electrodes that are provided in a manner opposed to the first electrode via the piezoelectric body; and
at least two conduction paths each having a conductor arranged in a through-hole formed in the piezoelectric body or a groove formed in a side surface of the piezoelectric body,
wherein the at least two conduction paths respectively and individually connect the at least two second electrodes to the first electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,396,269

INTERCONNECT STRUCTURES FOR ASSEMBLY OF SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES INCLUDING SUPERCONDUCTING INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A multi-layer semiconductor structure, comprising:a first semiconductor structure having first and second opposing surfaces and including one or more interconnect pads disposed on at least one of the first and second surfaces;
a second semiconductor structure having first and second opposing surfaces and including one or more interconnect pads disposed on at least one of the first and second surfaces, wherein at least one of the first and second semiconductor structures is a superconducting semiconductor structure; and
one or more interconnect structures, each of the interconnect structures disposed between the first and second semiconductor structures and coupled to respective ones of the interconnect pads provided on the first and second semiconductor structures, and each of the interconnect structures including a plurality of interconnect sections, wherein at least one of the interconnect sections includes at least one superconducting and/or a partially superconducting material;
wherein each of the interconnect structures has first and second opposing portions and includes:
a first interconnect section having first and second opposing portions, wherein the first portion of the first interconnect section corresponds to the first portion of the interconnect structure;
a second interconnect section having first and second opposing portions, wherein the first portion of the second interconnect section is disposed over the second portion of the first interconnect section; and
a third interconnect section having first and second opposing portions, wherein the first portion of the third interconnect section is disposed over the second portion of the second interconnect section, and the second portion of the third interconnect section corresponds to the second portion of the interconnect structure;
wherein the first interconnect section includes a plurality of conductive layers, and each of the conductive layers includes a different, respective metal or alloy material or combination of materials; and
wherein the third interconnect section includes a plurality of conductive layers, and each of the conductive layers includes a different, respective metal or alloy material or combination of materials;
wherein each of the conductive layers has a different, respective melting point;
wherein:
the first interconnect section of the first semiconductor structure consists of a first superconducting layer, a second superconducting layer disposed on the first superconducting layer, and a third conductive layer disposed on the second superconducting layer,
the second interconnect section of the first semiconductor structure consists of a superconducting bump disposed on the third layer of the first interconnect section; and
the third interconnect section of the first semiconductor structure consists of a fourth superconducting layer, a fifth superconducting layer disposed on the fourth superconducting layer, and a sixth conductive layer disposed on the fifth superconducting layer;
wherein at least one of the first, second, and third interconnect sections comprise an interface with a second one of the first, second, and third interconnect sections corresponding to a multi-melt interface that includes at least one superconducting and/or a partially superconducting material.

US Pat. No. 10,396,268

QUBIT NETWORK NON-VOLATILE IDENTIFICATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of forming a superconducting chip comprising:providing resonant units having resonant frequencies, Josephson junctions being in the resonant units;
causing one or more of the Josephson junctions to have a shorted tunnel barrier; and
causing one or more of the Josephson junctions to have no shorted tunnel barrier, wherein the resonant frequencies are designed to fall within a frequency band for each of the resonant units having the no shorted tunnel barrier in the Josephson junctions.

US Pat. No. 10,396,267

THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND HEAT RADIATION FIN

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A heat radiation fin, comprising:a supporting structure;
a magnetic body jointed to said supporting structure and having a magnetization directed in a first direction; and
an electromotive body exhibiting a spin orbit coupling and jointed to said magnetic body wherein said supporting structure includes:
a base member to be coupled to an object to be cooled; and
a plurality of fin members having a plate shape and coupled to said base member, and
wherein a joint surface on which said magnetic body and said supporting structure are jointed and a joint surface on which said magnetic body and said electromotive body have concavities and convexities,
wherein said joint surface has a shape in which a plurality of unit faces is arrayed in a second direction perpendicular to said first direction, and
wherein each of said unit faces is a non-flat face obtained by moving a first generating which is not straight line located in a flat face perpendicular to said first direction, in said first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,396,265

COMPOSITE THERMOELECTRIC ELEMENT

JOINSET CO., LTD., (KR)

1. A composite thermoelectric element which is interposed between facing objects disposed to face each other and transfers heat between the objects, the composite thermoelectric element comprising:a thermoelectric sheet a facing surface and an exposed surface, which are opposite to each other, and having self stickiness at least at the facing surface; and
a graphite sheet which is embedded in the thermoelectric sheet from the facing surface of the thermoelectric sheet and has a top surface exposed outward,
wherein edges of the graphite sheet are separated inward from edges of the thermoelectric sheets such that a contact portion is formed at the facing surfaces of the thermoelectric sheets between the edges, and
wherein the contact portion of the thermoelectric sheet is stuck to any one of the objects due to the self stickiness, the graphite sheet comes into contact with the one of the objects, and the exposed surface of the thermoelectric sheet comes into contact with the other of the objects.

US Pat. No. 10,396,264

ELECTRONIC MODULE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND THERMOELECTRIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR EN...

1. A thermoelectric module, comprising:a first base layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, and defining a plurality of first holes, wherein the first base layer includes a first metal, and the first base layer is continuous and is a monolithic structure, and each of the first holes extends through the first base layer;
a plurality of vias each disposed in respective ones of the first holes of the first base layer, wherein the vias include a thermoelectric material, and each of the vias extends through the first base layer; and
a second base layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface of the second base layer, and defining a plurality of second holes,
wherein the second base layer includes a second metal, the first surface of the second base layer faces the second surface of the first base layer, the second base layer is electrically insulated from the first base layer, the second base layer is continuous and is a monolithic structure, and each of the vias is further disposed in respective ones of the second holes of the second base layer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,263

THERMOELECTRIC POWDER AND THERMOELECTRIC MATERIAL PREPARED USING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. Thermoelectric powder, comprising:a core portion having one or more Skutterudite particles; and
a coating portion having a Ni-containing material and coated on at least a part of a surface of the core portion, wherein,
the Ni-containing material includes at least one of a Ni single substance and a Ni compound,
the Ni compound includes at least one of In, Sb and Co, along with Ni, and
the Ni compound includes Ni1-xCoxSb, where x satisfies 0

US Pat. No. 10,396,262

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND SUBSTRATE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a plurality of light emitting elements, each comprising an upper electrode and a lower electrode, the plurality of light emitting elements including:
a first light emitting element configured to emit light of a first color, and
a second light emitting element configured to emit light of a second color different from the first color; and
a substrate on which the light emitting elements are disposed, the substrate comprising a plurality of wiring patterns disposed at an upper surface of the substrate, each wiring pattern corresponding to a respective one of the light emitting elements;
wherein each of the wiring patterns comprises:
a first conductive pattern comprising:
a light emitting element mounting region to which the lower electrode of a corresponding one of the light emitting elements is connected, the light emitting element mounting region being defined by a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side in a plan view, and
a contact region connected to a portion of the first side of the light emitting element mounting region; and
a second conductive pattern surrounding a portion of the first side where the contact region is not present, an entirety of the second side, and a portion of or an entirety of the third side, wherein a first end portion of the second conductive pattern at the third side is positioned nearer to the fourth side than a second end portion of the second conductive pattern at the first side is to the fourth side;
wherein the plurality of wiring patterns includes:
a first wiring pattern that corresponds to the first light emitting element, and
a second wiring pattern that corresponds to the second light emitting element,
wherein the third side of the second wiring pattern faces the first side of the first wiring pattern; and
wherein the contact region of the first wiring pattern and the second conductive pattern of the second wiring pattern are connected to each other via at least one first wire, and the second conductive pattern of the first wiring pattern and the upper electrode of the second light emitting element are connected to each other via at least one second wire.

US Pat. No. 10,396,261

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Nichia Corporation, Anan...

1. A method of manufacturing a light emitting device, the method comprising: providing a substantially flat plate-shaped base member formed of an insulating material which in plan view includes at least one first portion having an upper surface on which a conductive pad is disposed, and a second portion surrounding the at least one first portion and having inner lateral surfaces;mounting at least one light emitting element on the conductive pad disposed on the at least one first portion;
shifting a relative positional relationship between the at least one first portion and the second portion in an upper-lower direction to form at least one recess defined by: an upper surface of the at least one first portion defining a bottom surface of the at least one recess, and at least portions of the inner lateral surfaces of the second portion defining lateral surfaces of each of the at least one recess; and
bonding the at least one first portion and the second portion with each other;
wherein a pair of the conductive pads are mounted on the at least one first portion; and
wherein the at least one light emitting element is electrically connected to both of the pair of the conductive pads by respective wires.

US Pat. No. 10,396,260

METHOD OF PRODUCING AN OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A method of producing an optoelectronic component comprising:providing a wafer substrate that includes a light-emitting layer sequence,
singulating the wafer substrate having the layer sequence into a plurality of semiconductor components,
applying the semiconductor components to an intermediate carrier,
arranging a potting material on the intermediate carrier such that the potting material laterally surrounds the semiconductor components and is in direct contact, at least in places, with side surfaces of the semiconductor components,
arranging in each case one contact on in each case one semiconductor component and the potting material, wherein in each case one contact is arranged on a side of the semiconductor component and of the potting material remote from the intermediate carrier,
connecting the component to a carrier element, on a side of the semiconductor components remote from the intermediate carrier,
removing the intermediate carrier and in each case the wafer substrate of the semiconductor components, and
bringing the semiconductor components into electrical contact by way of the contacts and the potting material, wherein a contact layer leads to the light-emitting layer sequence over an upper side of the potting material remote from the contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,396,259

RADIATION-EMITTING SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF A PLURALITY OF SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic semiconductor component comprising:a semiconductor chip comprising:
a front side;
a rear side;
at least two side surfaces;
a semiconductor layer sequence having an active region configured to generate radiation; and
an electrical connection surface located on the front side of the semiconductor chip;
a molded body molded to the semiconductor chip at least in some places, wherein the molded body borders the at least two side surfaces of the semiconductor chip;
a thermal connector located at a rear side of the semiconductor component, wherein the rear side of the semiconductor component is opposite the front side of the semiconductor chip, the thermal connector extending to the rear side of the semiconductor chip; and
electrical contact surfaces of the semiconductor component being accessible on an outer surface of the semiconductor component, wherein the electrical connection surface is electrically-conductively connected to an electrical contact surface via a contact path running on the molded body,
wherein, in a top view of a front side of the semiconductor component, the semiconductor component has a rectangular basic shape with indentations at corners of the semiconductor component,
wherein the electrical contact surfaces are located on side surfaces of the indentations, and
wherein the front side of the semiconductor chip is free from a material of the molded body at least in some places.

US Pat. No. 10,396,258

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PACKAGE

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A light-emitting device package comprising:a substrate having a chip-mounting region;
first and second wiring layers disposed on the substrate around the chip-mounting region so as to be spaced apart from each other; and
a plurality of light-emitting chips disposed on the chip-mounting region,
wherein the first wiring layer includes a first wiring pattern disposed at one region with respect to a reference line and having a first concave portion, and a first extension pattern extending from the first wiring pattern to an opposite region with respect to the reference line,
the second wiring layer includes a second wiring pattern disposed at the opposite region with respect to the reference line and having a second concave portion, and a second extension pattern extending from the second wiring pattern to the one region with respect to the reference line, wherein the first extension pattern includes a first connection portion connected to one end of the first concave portion, and a first extension portion connected to the first connection portion and having a shape of a curved line, the curved line being concave in a direction opposite the first concave portion, and
the second extension pattern includes a second connection portion connected to one end of the second concave portion, and a second extension portion connected to the second connection portion and having a shape of a curved line, the curved line being concave in a direction opposite the second concave portion, and
wherein the reference line is a straight line passing through a center of the chip-mounting region.

US Pat. No. 10,396,257

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method of manufacturing a light emitting device, comprising:providing a mold with a mold recess having a bottom and an inner peripheral surface that defines the mold recess and that is connected to the bottom, the bottom including a bottom projection and a bottom recess surrounding the bottom projection to define the bottom projection that has a projection top surface and a projection peripheral surface opposing the inner peripheral surface, the projection top surface defining a part of the bottom;
mounting a light emitting element on the bottom projection in the mold recess such that a light extraction surface of the light emitting element faces the projection top surface and such that an outer peripheral surface of the light emitting element opposes the inner peripheral surface of the mold recess;
providing a covering material in the mold recess to cover the inner peripheral surface of the mold recess, the outer peripheral surface of the light emitting element, and the projection peripheral surface;
removing the mold to provide a recess in the covering material; and
providing a light-transmissive material in the recess in the covering material.

US Pat. No. 10,396,256

ELECTRONIC DEVICE PACKAGE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. An electronic device package, comprising:a substrate;
an electronic device disposed on the substrate; and
a first packaging layer disposed on the substrate, wherein the electronic device is located between the substrate and the first packaging layer, the first packaging layer comprises a first oxynitride layer and a second oxynitride layer, the second oxynitride layer is located between the first oxynitride layer and the electronic device, a composition of the first oxynitride layer comprises SiNx1Oy1, a composition of the second oxynitride layer comprises SiNx2Oy2, and x1>x2, wherein the first oxynitride layer comprises a doping element.

US Pat. No. 10,396,255

LIGHT EMITTING COMPONENT

Genesis Photonics Inc., ...

1. A light emitting component, comprising:a light emitting unit having electrodes disposed a lower surface thereof;
a reflective layer attached to a side surface of the light emitting unit and at least exposing the electrodes and a top surface of the light emitting unit;
a wavelength conversion layer disposed over the light emitting unit and the reflective layer; and
an encapsulation layer, disposed between the light emitting unit and the wavelength conversion layer, covering the top surface of the light emitting unit and at least a portion of the reflective layer,
wherein the wavelength conversion layer has a non-planar surface and the light emitting component has a flat side surface comprising the reflective layer and the wavelength conversion layer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,254

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE THAT EMITS SECONDARY LIGHT WITH A FAST RESPONSE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a light emitting element which emits primary light;
a resin which seals the light emitting element; and
a first phosphor and a second phosphor that absorb a portion of the primary light, and emit secondary light having a wavelength longer than that of the primary light, wherein
the first phosphor absorbs the primary light and emits the secondary light by forbidden transition,
the second phosphor absorbs the primary light and emits the secondary light by allowed transition,
a wavelength width of a peak wavelength of a light spectrum of the secondary light emitted by the first phosphor is narrower than that of a peak wavelength of a light spectrum of the secondary light emitted by the second phosphor, and
a response speed of the second phosphor is faster than that of the first phosphor.

US Pat. No. 10,396,252

LED PACKAGE STRUCTURE WITH MULTIPLE COLOR TEMPERATURES AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LITE-ON OPTO TECHNOLOGY (...

1. A method for manufacturing an LED package structure, comprising the following steps:implementing a preparing step by providing a lighting module and a B-stage encapsulation sheet, wherein the lighting module includes a substrate, a circuit layer disposed on the substrate, a plurality of first LED chips electrically connected to the circuit layer, and a plurality of second LED chips electrically connected to the circuit layer; wherein the B-stage encapsulation sheet includes an inner portion having a first color temperature and an outer portion having a second color temperature that is different from the first color temperature, and the outer portion enwraps around the inner portion in a subsequent manner, and wherein the B-stage encapsulation sheet includes the following steps:
a) implementing a rolling step by rolling the first light conversion film from a start end to a finish end thereof and then rolling the second light conversion film from a start end to a finish end thereof to construct a column-like construction, wherein the column-like construction is formed by rolling the second light conversion film around an outer edge of the rolled first light conversion film; and
b) implementing a slicing step by slicing the column-like construction to form the B-stage encapsulation sheet, wherein the B-stage encapsulation sheet has two opposite spiral surfaces, and a thickness of the B-stage encapsulation sheet is greater than that of each of the first LED chips or that of each of the second LED chips; and
implementing an encapsulating step by combining the B-stage encapsulation sheet onto the substrate so as to embed the first LED chips in the inner portion of the B-stage encapsulation sheet and to embed the second LED chips in the outer portion of the B-stage encapsulation sheet, wherein the B-stage encapsulation sheet is formed as a light conversion layer, and the light conversion layer includes a B-stage resin having a storage modulus of 100 MPa or 100 MPa˜500 MPa in 0˜30° C. plurality of light conversion particles mixed in the B-stage resin, and wherein after the encapsulating step is implemented, one of the spiral surfaces of the B-stage encapsulation sheet arranged away from the substrate is flat.

US Pat. No. 10,396,251

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF LUMINESCENT REGIONS

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A light-emitting diode, comprising:an LED chip comprising at least one emitter surface for emitting primary light, and
a plurality of luminescent regions, which are connected optically downstream from the at least one emitter surface,
wherein a first luminescent region of the luminescent regions is embedded in a second luminescent region of the luminescent regions; wherein the first luminescent region comprises a harder base material as compared to a base material of the second luminescent region; wherein the first luminescent region and the second luminescent region contact and are flush with a front side of the LED chip; wherein the luminescent regions contact one another and are laterally adjacent to one another in a light path of the primary light.

US Pat. No. 10,396,250

LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT INCLUDING ZNO TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE

SEOUL VIOSYS CO., LTD., ...

1. A light emitting element comprising:a first conductivity type semiconductor layer;
a mesa disposed on the first conductivity type semiconductor layer and comprising an active layer and a second conductivity type semiconductor layer disposed on the active layer;
a ZnO transparent electrode disposed on the mesa;
a first electrode disposed on the first conductivity type semiconductor layer; and
a second electrode at least partially disposed on the ZnO transparent electrode, and comprising a second electrode pad and at least one second electrode extension portion extending from the second electrode pad,
wherein the at least one second electrode extension portion contacts the ZnO transparent electrode,
the ZnO transparent electrode comprises a first region and a second region, the first region comprising a plurality of protrusions protruding upwards from an upper surface of the ZnO transparent electrode and arranged in a predetermined pattern,
the first region having a thickness greater than that of the second region, and
a separation distance between the plural protrusions is smaller than the shortest distance between the at least one second electrode extension portion and one protrusion adjacent to the at least one second electrode extension portion in a horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,396,249

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A semiconductor light emitting element comprising:a semiconductor laminated body including an n-type semiconductor layer and a p-type semiconductor layer, which is formed above an upper surface of the n-type semiconductor layer;
a first metal film provided on an upper surface of the p-type semiconductor layer;
a second metal film having an upper surface and a lower surface extending in a lateral direction, and having a lateral surface extending from the upper surface to the lower surface, the second metal film covering a surface of the first metal film, and provided in contact with the upper surface of the p-type semiconductor layer;
a third metal film having an upper surface and a lower surface extending in a lateral direction, and having a lateral surface extending from the upper surface to the lower surface, the third metal film provided within a portion of the upper surface of the second metal film such that the third metal film is in contact with the second metal film;
a metal oxide film including an oxide of a metal material that is the same as a metal material constituting the second metal film, the metal oxide film covering the lateral surface and the upper surface of the second metal film outside the third metal film in a plan view; and
an insulation film that is made of an oxide to cover a surface of the metal oxide film,
wherein insular regions are provided on a portion of the upper surface of the second metal film in an area directly under the lower surface of the third metal film, the insular regions comprising an oxide of a metal material that is the same as an oxide of a metal material constituting the metal oxide film.

US Pat. No. 10,396,248

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

LUMENS CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. A semiconductor light emitting diode comprising:a first conductive semiconductor layer,
a second conductive semiconductor layer,
an active layer disposed between the first conductive semiconductor layer and the second conductive semiconductor layer,
a transparent electrode formed on the second conductive semiconductor layer,
a non-conductive reflection film covering a circumferential surface of the transparent electrode and having one or more via-holes formed therein,
a reflective electrode formed on the non-conductive reflection film,
interconnection electrodes filled in the via-holes and electrically connecting the reflective electrode to the transparent electrode, and
ohmic contact layers formed between the transparent electrode and the interconnection electrodes,
wherein a reflectance of the non-conductive reflection film for light at a wavelength of 400 nm is at least 80%,
wherein the non-conductive reflection film comprises first type of layers and second type of layers, the first type of layer and the second type of layer being stacked alternately, and
wherein the ohmic contact layers are filled in recesses formed by etching a portion of the transparent electrode corresponding to the via-holes.

US Pat. No. 10,396,246

OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

EPISTAR CORPORATION, Hsi...

1. An optoelectronic device, comprising:a semiconductor stack, comprising a first semiconductor layer, an active layer formed on the first semiconductor layer, and a second semiconductor layer on the active layer;
a first metal layer formed on a top surface of the second semiconductor layer;
a third metal layer formed on the first metal layer;
a fourth metal layer comprises one portion directly formed on a top surface of the first semiconductor layer; and
an insulative layer directly formed on the top surface of the first semiconductor layer and the top surface of the second semiconductor layer;
wherein the first metal layer comprises a first top surface, and the insulative layer comprises a third top surface on the second semiconductor layer and a fourth top surface on the first semiconductor layer,
wherein a first height difference between a height from the first top surface of the first metal layer to the top surface of the second semiconductor layer and a height from the third top surface of the insulative layer to the top surface of the second semiconductor layer is less than 1 ?m,
wherein the fourth metal layer comprises another one portion directly formed on the third top surface of the insulative layer;
wherein a height difference is between a top surface of the one portion and a top surface of the another one portion of the fourth metal layer, the top surface of the one portion of the fourth metal layer is exposed by the another one portion of the fourth metal layer; and
wherein a first distance is between a top surface of the third metal layer and the top surface of the first semiconductor layer, a second distance is between the top surface of the another one portion of the fourth metal layer and the top surface of the first semiconductor layer, and a difference between the first distance and the second distance is less than 1 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,396,245

LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT HAVING A CONDUCTIVE PATTERN AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A light emitting element, comprising:a base substrate, and
a plurality of light emitting units provided on the base substrate,
wherein each light emitting unit comprises:
an anode electrode,
a hole transport layer,
a light emitting layer,
an electron transport layer, and
a cathode electrode, all of the light emitting units are divided into a plurality of light emitting sets, and the light emitting units in a same light emitting set share a same electron transport layer and share a cathode electrode,
wherein a conductive pattern is provided correspondingly in the periphery of each light emitting unit and has a resistance smaller than a resistance between the cathode electrode and the anode electrode of the corresponding light emitting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,396,244

NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT

SOKO KAGAKU CO., LTD., A...

1. A nitride semiconductor light emitting element comprising:a sapphire substrate; and
a light emitting element structure portion that has a plurality of nitride semiconductor layers formed on the sapphire substrate,
wherein
the nitride semiconductor light emitting element is a back-surface-emitting type nitride semiconductor light emitting element that outputs light from the light emitting element structure portion to an outside of the element through the sapphire substrate, the nitride semiconductor light emitting element being divided into a chip whose planarly-viewed shape is a square or a rectangle,
an average length of sides of the planarly-viewed shape of the chip is 400 ?m or greater, and
a thickness of the sapphire substrate is 0.45 to 1 times the average length.

US Pat. No. 10,396,243

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

Epistar Corporation, Hsi...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:a rectangular shape with a first side, a second side opposite to the first side, and a third side connecting the first side and the second side;
a light-emitting stack, comprising a lower semiconductor layer, an upper semiconductor layer, and an active layer between the lower semiconductor layer and the upper semiconductor layer;
a first electrode formed on the lower semiconductor layer, comprising a first electrode pad and a first extension electrode;
a second electrode formed on the upper semiconductor layer, comprising a second electrode pad and a second extension electrode; and
a first current blocking layer formed between the lower semiconductor layer and the first electrode pad, wherein the first current blocking layer comprises a top surface and side surfaces;
wherein the first electrode pad covers the top surface and the side surfaces of the first current blocking layer and contacts the lower semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,396,242

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Nichia Corporation, Anan...

1. A semiconductor light emitting device comprising:a substrate that has a main surface that comprises a plurality of protrusions in a two-dimensionally repeated pattern;
a plurality of semiconductor layers disposed on the main surface of the substrate and comprising a GaN based semiconductor; and
an ohmic electrode disposed on a top layer of the semiconductor layers and comprising a plurality of openings,
wherein each of the protrusions has a side surface that is inclined to a stacking plane of the semiconductor layers and configured to scatter or diffract light generated in the semiconductor layers, and
wherein at least one side surface of the protrusions is located in each of the openings in plan view of the semiconductor light emitting device.