US Pat. No. 10,484,078

RECONFIGURABLE AND MODULAR ACTIVE REPEATER DEVICE

MOVANDI CORPORATION, New...

1. An active repeater device, comprising:a primary sector that includes a baseband signal processor and a first radio head (RH) unit, wherein
a first antenna array in the first RH unit is configured to receive a first beam of input RF signals, wherein the first beam of input RF signals is received from at least one of one or more remote user equipment (UEs) or a base station;
a first circuitry in the first RH unit is configured to generate a first set of analog baseband signals based on the received first beam of input RF signals;
a second circuitry in the baseband signal processor is configured to convert the first set of analog baseband signals received from the first RH unit to a first set of coded data signals; and
a digital modem circuitry in the baseband signal processor is configured to extract control information from the first set of coded data signals by decoding only a header portion of the first set of coded data signals without demodulation of data portion of the first set of coded data signals; and
one or more secondary sectors, wherein each of the one or more secondary sectors are communicatively coupled to the primary sector and includes a second RH unit, wherein
the second RH unit is configured to transmit the first set of coded data signals as one or more beams of output RF signals by one or more second antenna arrays of the one or more secondary sectors to the one or more remote UEs or a base station, based on the extracted control information from the first set of coded data signals, wherein the one or more beams of output RF signals are transmitted without demodulation of the data portion of the first set of coded data signals within the active repeater device to reduce latency for transmission of the first set of coded data signals.

US Pat. No. 10,484,075

ANTENNA SELECTION MECHANISM TO ENHANCE USER EXPERIENCE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A mobile device, comprising:a first radio frequency resource associated with first specific absorption information;
a second radio frequency resource associated with second specific absorption information;
at least one processor operably coupled to the first radio frequency resource and the second radio frequency resource and configured to:
generate a first signal associated with a first quality of service;
generate a second signal associated with a second quality of service, the second quality of service being less than the first quality of service;
cause the first signal to be transmitted over one of the first radio frequency resource and the second radio frequency resource based at least in part on the first specific absorption information and the second specific absorption information; and
cause the second signal to be transmitted over whichever of the first radio frequency resource and the second radio frequency resource is not used to transmit the first signal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,071

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING AND REPORTING BEAMS IN A BEAMFORMING BASED SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal, the method comprising:receiving measurement report configuration information including first information associated with a number of measurement results per beam from a base station;
measuring a plurality of beams transmitted from a base station based on the measurement report configuration information;
deriving a measurement result based on measurement values of the plurality of beams; and
transmitting the measurement result to the base station,
wherein a number of the measurement values is determined based on the first information, and
wherein the first information indicates a maximum number of measurement values to be averaged per beam.

US Pat. No. 10,484,068

METHOD FOR REPORTING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of reporting, by a user equipment (UE), channel state information (CSI) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE and from a base station (BS), downlink control information (DCI) related to an aperiodic CSI report that is to be performed by the UE in a slot n;
determining, by the UE, a value nCQI_ref based on a number of symbols Z? related to a time for computing the CSI;
determining, by the UE, a CSI reference resource as being a slot n?nCQI_ref in a time domain that is to be used for the aperiodic CSI report; and
transmitting, by the UE and to the BS, the aperiodic CSI report in the slot n, based on the CSI reference resource being slot n?nCQI_ref,
wherein the nCQI_ref is a smallest value greater than or equal to ?Z?/Nsymbslot? such that the slot n?nCQI_ref satisfies a valid downlink slot criteria, and
wherein ?·? is a floor function and Nsymbslot is a number of symbols in one slot.

US Pat. No. 10,484,064

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DOWNLINK AND UPLINK CSI ACQUISITION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:a transceiver configured to receive, from a base station (BS) via radio resource control (RRC) signaling, configuration information including a channel state information (CSI) reporting configuration and a CSI resource configuration,
wherein the CSI reporting configuration includes:
information associated with a CSI reporting type which is one of periodic, semi-persistent, or aperiodic; and
information associated with a set of physical resource blocks (PRBs) for which CSI is reported; and
wherein the CSI resource configuration includes:
information associated with locations of CSI-reference signals (CSI-RSs) in a time domain and a frequency domain; and
information associated with indicating a number of CSI-RS ports; and
a processor operably connected to the transceiver, the processor configured to decode the configuration information and determine CSI based on the CSI reporting configuration and the CSI resource configuration,
wherein the transceiver is further configured to transmit the determined CSI on an uplink (UL) channel.

US Pat. No. 10,484,049

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

UNIST (Ulsan National Ins...

1. A signal transmission and reception apparatus that performs communication by inducing an electromagnetic field in a conductive object and by using the object as a medium, the apparatus comprising;an external communication module configured to exchange data with an external communication terminal using at least one first communication scheme of a wired communication and a wireless communication; and
a magnetic field communication module configured to induce the electromagnetic field within the object and to carry the data in the induced electromagnetic field, as a signal and thereby transmit the data;
wherein the conductive object comprises a plurality of metal bulkheads that is physically separate from each other and in contact with each other; and
wherein the magnetic field communication module is supplied with power and induces the electromagnetic field in the plurality of metal bulkheads and a counterpart device, and carries the data in the electromagnetic field and thereby transmits the data.

US Pat. No. 10,484,048

MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES, COMMUNICATION DEVICES, METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE....

1. A mobile radio communication device comprising:a near field communication interface configured to communicate with a near field communication device using a near field communication standard;
a further communication interface configured to communicate with a further communication device using a further radio communication standard, wherein, to communicate with the further communication device using the further radio communication standard, the further communication interface is configured to receive encapsulated near field communication data from the further communication device using the further radio communication standard; and
a conversion circuit configured to convert information between the near field communication standard and the further communication standard, wherein, to convert information between the near field communication standard and the further communication standard, the conversion circuit is configured to extract near field communication data from the encapsulated near field communication data received from the further communication device, wherein the near field communication interface is configured to send the extracted near field communication data to the near field communication device using the near field communication standard.

US Pat. No. 10,484,044

DIFFERENTIAL TERMINATION MODULATION FOR BACK-CHANNEL COMMUNICATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A receiver for receiving a data signal over a communication link and sending back-channel data over the communication link, comprising:a first resistive element having an adjustable first resistance, the first resistance being adjusted based on a received first resistor tuning signal;
a second resistive element having a second resistance;
a terminator for differentially terminating the communication link using the first resistive element and the second resistive element; and
a back-channel data encoder for:
receiving a back-channel data signal; and
providing a first resistor tuning signal to the first resistive element based on the back-channel data signal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,037

RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) TRANSCEIVER AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A radio frequency (RF) transceiver comprising:a first oscillator configured to generate a first oscillation frequency associated with an RF signal;
a second oscillator configured to generate a second oscillation frequency associated with a clock frequency;
a quenching wave generator configured to generate a quenching signal to control a negative-R generator of the first oscillator using the second oscillation frequency; and
a comparer configured to generate a digital output signal associated with the RF signal based on consideration of the first oscillation frequency, the second oscillation frequency, and a reference.

US Pat. No. 10,484,036

POLARIZATION CONVERTER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Lattice Semiconductor Cor...

1. A device comprising:a first transceiver module of a wireless communication system configured to form one or more linearly polarized communication links with a second transceiver module of the wireless communication system; and
a polarization converter positioned between the first and second transceiver modules and configured to convert the one or more linearly polarized communication links to corresponding one or more circularly polarized communication links;
wherein the polarization converter comprises first and second frequency selective surfaces (FSSs) formed from respective first and second metalized layers of a printed circuit board (PCB), each FSS comprises an array of capacitive patches and inductive traces forming an array of unit cells, and each unit cell of the second FSS is aligned with each unit cell of the first FSS.

US Pat. No. 10,484,034

TABLET COMPUTER CASE

Griffin Technology, LLC, ...

1. A device case for a portable electronic device, the device case comprising:a housing having a back surface, the back surface having hinge holes and hinge slots;
an inner stand connected to the back surface by hinge protrusions on the inner stand that are inserted into the hinge holes;
an outer stand connected to the back surface by compressible protrusions that engage said hinge slots such that the outer stand can separate from the device case without breaking, at least a portion of the outer stand is flexible such that applying a threshold pressure to the device case causes the flexible portion to flex; and
a locking portion formed on the outer stand that locks the inner stand into an open position with respect to the outer stand, wherein the locking portion releases the inner stand and the outer stand from the open position when the threshold pressure is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,484,032

INTEGRATED NETWORKING EQUIPMENT AND DIVERSITY ANTENNA IN LIGHT BULB

BBY SOLUTIONS, INC., Ric...

1. A lamp device, comprising:a base, the base including a connector to connect with a power source;
a bulb structure, the bulb structure extended from the base;
first and second solid-state lighting elements electrically connected to the connector of the base to receive electrical power from the power source, the first and second solid-state lighting elements being coupled to the bulb structure in an arrangement to disperse light from the lamp device;
a radio frequency (RF) transceiver coupled to the first solid-state lighting element and the second solid-state lighting element;
a first antenna provided by a first portion of the bulb structure, the first antenna being coupled to the RF transceiver, and a second antenna provided by a second portion of the bulb structure, the second antenna being coupled to the RF transceiver and isolated from the first antenna to function independently in a multi-antenna configuration; and
wherein the RF transceiver is arranged to use the first antenna and the second antenna in the multi-antenna configuration to provide transmission and reception of respective RF signals.

US Pat. No. 10,484,030

EUICC MANAGEMENT METHOD, EUICC, SM PLATFORM, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method of managing an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC), comprising:acquiring, by the eUICC, capability information of a terminal in which the eUICC is embedded; and
sending, by the eUICC, the capability information of the terminal to a subscription management (SM) platform, so that according to the capability information of the terminal and current status information of the eUICC, the SM platform:
manages a profile on the eUICC,
generates a profile, or
manages the eUICC;
wherein the current status information of the eUICC comprises current available storage space of the eUICC.

US Pat. No. 10,484,027

GLITCH FREE PHASE SELECTION MULTIPLEXER ENABLING FRACTIONAL FEEDBACK RATIOS IN PHASE LOCKED LOOPS

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A phase selection multiplexer, comprising:a multiplexer configured to receive a plurality of phases, to select one of the plurality of phases based on a select signal, and to output the selected one of the plurality of phases at an output of the multiplexer;
a flip-flop having a clock input, a data input, and an output, wherein the clock input of the flip-flop is coupled to the output of the multiplexer; and
a gate circuit coupled to the data input of the flip-flop, and also configured to receive the output of the flip-flop and an early output signal generated using another multiplexer, wherein the gate circuit is configured to generate a gate signal based on the output of the flip-flop and the early output signal, and to output the gate signal to the data input of the flip-flop, wherein the gate signal causes the flip-flop to gate the output of the multiplexer during a glitch at the output of the multiplexer.

US Pat. No. 10,484,016

DATA DEDUPLICATION WITH ADAPTIVE ERASURE CODE REDUNDANCY

Quantum Corporation, San...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing computer-executable instructions that when executed by a computer control the computer to perform a method, the method comprising:generating, by a processor, a characterization of segments of a plurality of segments with failure probabilities associated with the segments that indicate a likelihood of failure of the segments;
parsing, by a processor, the plurality of segments to generate a plurality of original chunks;
deduplicating, by a processor, the plurality of original chunks to generate a plurality of unique chunks;
grouping, by a processor, the plurality of unique chunks to form grouped chunks;
encoding, by a processor, the grouped chunks to generate a desired number of erasure code symbols that satisfy the failure probabilities associated with the segments; and
selectively storing members of the desired number of erasure code symbols on a number of storage devices.

US Pat. No. 10,484,011

SHIFT-COEFFICIENT TABLE DESIGN OF QC-LDPC CODE FOR LARGER CODE BLOCK SIZES IN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:establishing, by a processor of an apparatus, a wireless communication link with at least one other apparatus via a transceiver of the apparatus; and
wirelessly communicating, by the processor, with the other apparatus via the wireless communication link by:
selecting a first shift-coefficient table from a plurality of shift-coefficient tables;
generating a quasi-cyclic-low-density parity-check (QC-LDPC) code using a base matrix and at least a portion of the first shift-coefficient table;
selecting a codebook from a plurality of codebooks embedded in the QC-LDPC code;
storing the selected codebook in a memory associated with the processor;
encoding data using the selected codebook to generate a plurality of modulation symbols of the data; and
controlling the transceiver to multiplex, convert, filter, amplify and radiate the modulation symbols as electromagnetic waves through one or more antennas of the apparatus to transmit the modulation symbols of the data to the other apparatus via the wireless communication link,
wherein the selecting of the first shift-coefficient table from the plurality of shift-coefficient tables comprises selecting the first shift-coefficient table according to one or more rules related to either or both of a code block size and a code rate of the data for relatively larger code block sizes.

US Pat. No. 10,484,010

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHANNEL ENCODING/DECODING IN COMMUNICATION OR BROADCASTING SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for channel encoding in a communication system, the method comprising:identifying a number of input bits;
identifying a block size based on the number of the input bits;
identifying a code block including at least a part of the input bits based on the block size; and
encoding the code block based at least in part on a parity check matrix corresponding to the block size,
wherein at least a part of the parity check matrix is identified based on following values,
{250 69 226 159 100 10 59 229 110 191 9 195 23 190 35 239 31 1 0}
{2 239 117 124 71 222 104 173 220 102 109 132 142 155 255 28 0 0 0}
{106 111 185 63 117 93 229 177 95 39 142 225 225 245 205 251 117 0 0}
{121 89 84 20 150 131 243 136 86 246 219 211 240 76 244 144 12 1 0}.

US Pat. No. 10,484,008

MEMORY SYSTEM WITH ON-THE-FLY ERROR DETECTION AND TERMINATION AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A decoding method, comprising:calculating cyclic redundancy check (CRC) parity bits for data on-the-fly while the data is decoded using low-density parity-check (LDPC) decoding, the calculating of CRC parity bits being performed at each of a plurality of iterations of the LDPC decoding before the LDPC decoding is complete;
updating the calculated CRC parity bits to generate CRC parity bits after each iteration of the LDPC decoding;
comparing the generated CRC parity bits with CRC bits included in the data to determine whether the generated CRC parity bits match the CRC bits in the data; and
terminating the LDPC decoding when the comparing indicates that the generated CRC parity bits match the CRC bits in the data.

US Pat. No. 10,484,007

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor apparatus comprising:a repair information storage circuit comprising a fuse set for storing a preliminary repair information and a defect check information;
an error calculation circuit configured to generate repair information according to the preliminary repair information, and generate a validity determination bit as one piece of information in the repair information, using the preliminary repair information and the defect check information, the validity determination bit defining whether the fuse set has a defect; and
a repair processing unit configured to set a fuse set latch in a memory array block in an unavailable state according to the validity determination bit, wherein the memory array block is set to the corresponding fuse set in the unavailable state.

US Pat. No. 10,484,000

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTERS

IMEC vzw, Leuven (BE)

1. A successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital architecture comprising:at least one digital-to-analog converter (DAC) configured so as to receive an analog input signal and at least one digital code and generate an output signal therefrom;
at least one comparator configured so as to receive the output signal from the at least one DAC at a first input, and provide a bit output based at least in part on a comparison between at least one reference signal and the output signal received from the at least one DAC; and
a logic circuit configured so as to provide a first digital code to the at least one DAC and subsequent digital codes in response to the bit output from a preceding comparison step, control the operation of the at least one comparator, receive the bit output from the at least one comparator, and generate an output signal;
wherein the at least one DAC comprises a first DAC and a second DAC, the first and second DACs arranged in parallel and configured so as to receive the analog input signal and digital code, the first and second DACs together with the at least one comparator forming respective first and second paths, the first path being configured for deriving odd bits in the digital code and the second path being configured for deriving even bits in the digital code;
and wherein the first DAC is further configured so as to perform feedback steps for derived bits of the digital code while the at least one comparator performs comparison steps for even bits of the digital code, and the second DAC is further configured so as to perform feedback steps for derived bits of the digital code while the at least one comparator performs comparison steps for odd bits of the digital code.

US Pat. No. 10,483,998

METHOD OF SIGNAL PROCESSING USING POLLING AND RELATED ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTING SYSTEM

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A method of signal processing for handling a digital signal outputted by an analog-to-digital converter, comprising:determining a candidate interval corresponding to each of multiple sampling points in a sampling space of the digital signal, wherein the candidate interval is one of multiple candidate intervals;
calculating numbers of sampling points corresponding to each of the multiple candidate intervals to determine a delegate candidate interval; and
calculating a delegate value of the sampling space according to a number of sampling points corresponding to the delegate candidate interval and values of the sampling points corresponding to the delegate candidate interval.

US Pat. No. 10,483,993

RESIDUE AMPLIFIER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An analog-to-digital converter (ADC), comprising:a capacitive digital-to-analog converter (CDAC);
a residue amplifier coupled to the CDAC, and comprising:
a first complementary transistor pair coupled to a first output of the CDAC, and comprising:
a high-side transistor; and
a low-side transistor; and
a first tail current circuit coupled to the high side transistor;
a switched capacitor circuit coupled to inputs of the CDAC and the first tail current circuit, and configured to:
generate a voltage to bias the first tail current circuit; and
compensate for common mode voltage at the inputs of the CDAC.

US Pat. No. 10,483,992

VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR USING VARIABLE CAPACITOR AND PHASE LOCKED LOOP USING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A variable capacitor comprising:a capacitor bank comprising a plurality of capacitor segments; and
a plurality of switch segments configured to control connection states of each of the plurality of capacitor segments,
wherein the capacitor bank provides a capacitance from a set of candidate capacitances based on the connection states,
wherein the connection states are controlled based on a control code,
wherein the capacitance provided by the capacitor bank is linearly changed on a log scale by linearly increasing a value of the control code,
wherein the candidate capacitances form a geometric series with a constant ratio between successive candidate capacitances, and
wherein the constant ratio is related to a quantity of the switch segments in the capacitor bank.

US Pat. No. 10,483,989

PHASE-LOCKED LOOP, PHASE-LOCKING METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION UNIT

Sony Semiconductor Soluti...

1. A phase-locked loop comprising:a detector that detects at least transition of an input clock signal;
an oscillator that generates a clock signal having a frequency corresponding to a first control signal, and changes a phase of the clock signal on a basis of a detection result in the detector, wherein the basic of the detection result comprises a pulse signal;
an adjuster that adjusts a phase difference between a phase of the input clock signal and the phase of the clock signal depending on a second control signal; and
a controller that compares the phase of the input clock signal and the phase of the clock signal at a plurality of comparison timings, and generates the first control signal and the second control signal on a basis of a result of the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,483,986

PHASE ALIGNING PHASE LOCKED LOOP (PLL) CIRCUIT

ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC., ...

1. A signal phase aligning system, the system comprising:a signal generator configured to generate a signal;
a phase locked loop circuit configured to generate a phase locked loop signal based on the signal generated by the signal generator, wherein the phase locked loop circuit comprises:
a phase detector circuit configured to generate a voltage signal, wherein a value of the voltage signal is based on a relative difference in phase between the phase locked loop signal and the signal generated by the signal generator;
a loop filter configured to receive the voltage signal of the phase detector circuit as an input and generate a filtered signal as a loop filter output based on the voltage signal; and
a voltage controlled oscillator, wherein the voltage controlled oscillator is configured to generate the phase locked loop signal at a frequency proportional to a voltage of the filtered signal, the phase locked loop signal generated as a voltage controlled oscillator output of the voltage controlled oscillator; and
a phase aligning circuit configured to align a phase locked loop signal phase of the phase locked loop signal with a signal phase of the signal generated by the signal generator, wherein the phase aligning circuit is configured to receive a control input, wherein the phase aligning circuit receives the filtered signal as the control input, wherein the phase aligning circuit is configured to shift the phase locked loop signal phase of the phase locked loop signal based on the control input, wherein the phase aligning circuit comprises a phase shifter configured to generate a shifted signal as a phase shifter output based on the phase locked loop signal output by the voltage controlled oscillator, wherein the voltage controlled oscillator output of the voltage controlled oscillator and the loop filter output of the loop filter are both inputs to the phase shifter.

US Pat. No. 10,483,984

TEMPERATURE COMPENSATED OSCILLATION CONTROLLER AND TEMPERATURE COMPENSATED CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A temperature compensated oscillation controller comprising:a temperature compensation circuit configured to provide a reference voltage through a first terminal and to receive an input voltage including temperature information through a second terminal; and
an oscillation circuit configured to he connected to an external crystal resonator through third and fourth terminals and to output a clock signal in response to an oscillation signal from the external crystal resonator,
wherein the temperature compensation circuit is configured to perform a voltage controlled oscillator-based sensing operation to convert the input voltage into a temperature code and to adjust a frequency of the clock signal using the temperature code, and
wherein the temperature compensation circuit comprises:
a bandgap reference configured to generate the reference voltage;
a temperature sensing circuit configured to receive the input voltage and to generate the temperature code in response to the receives input voltage;
a control logic circuit configured to output a control signal using the temperature code; and
a capacitor bank configured to adjust a capacitance of each of the third and fourth terminals in response to the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,983

CLOCK GENERATING CIRCUIT AND SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE

NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LT...

1. A clock generating circuit, comprising:a dividing unit that divides a reference clock to generate a divided clock, the divided clock having a frequency of 1/N times of a frequency of the reference clock, where N is an integer of two or more; and
a distribution unit that distributes the reference clock to a first route and a second route, the first route including an output terminal that outputs a clock with a frequency identical to the frequency of the reference clock, the second route including the dividing unit,
wherein the dividing unit comprises:
one or more amplifiers;
one or more dividing circuits; and
a correction circuit, disposed between the amplifier and the dividing circuit, the correction circuit corrects a level of an input clock input to the dividing circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,981

HIGHSPEED/LOW POWER SYMBOL COMPARE

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:first compare logic to determine, in parallel and during a first stage, whether each of a first plurality of input symbols meets a first programmable criteria; and
second compare logic to determine, in parallel and during a second stage, whether each of the first plurality of input symbols meets a second programmable criteria, the second compare logic to receive, from the first compare logic, a corresponding plurality of indicators of whether each of the first plurality of input symbols met the first programmable criteria, the first compare logic to determine, during the second stage, whether each of a second plurality of input symbols meets the first programmable criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,483,979

LOGIC DRIVE USING STANDARD COMMODITY PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC IC CHIPS COMPRISING NON-VOLATILE RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY CELLS

iCometrue Company Ltd., ...

1. A multi-chip package comprising:a semiconductor integrated-circuit (IC) chip comprising:
a plurality of non-volatile memory cells; and
a programmable logic circuit configured to be programmed to perform a logic function, comprising a plurality of input points for an input data set for the logic operation, a multiplexer configured to select, in accordance with the input data set, a resulting value from a plurality of resulting values of a look-up table (LUT) as an output data for the logic operation, and an output point for the output data for the logic operation; and
a memory chip coupling to the semiconductor integrated-circuit (IC) chip, wherein communication between the semiconductor integrated-circuit (IC) chip and the memory chip has a data bit width greater than or equal to 64.

US Pat. No. 10,483,975

INTEGRATED CIRCUITRY

DigWise Technology Corpor...

1. An integrated circuitry, comprising:a first circuit, a first power supply positive terminal of the first circuit electrically coupled to a power source;
a second circuit electrically coupled in series with the first circuit and the power source, wherein a second power supply positive terminal of the second circuit is electrically coupled to a first power supply negative terminal of the first circuit; a second power supply negative terminal of the second circuit is electrically coupled to a reference potential voltage; and
a voltage conversion circuit electrically coupled between the first circuit and the second circuit, wherein the voltage conversion circuit is configured to receive a signal from the first circuit or the second circuit, and convert a voltage value of the signal according to a first low potential signal of the first power supply negative terminal and a second low potential signal of the second power supply negative terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,971

PHYSICAL UNCLONABLE DEVICE AND METHOD OF MAXIMIZING EXISTING PROCESS VARIATION FOR A PHYSICALLY UNCLONABLE DEVICE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A physically unclonable function (PUF) device comprising:a plurality of PUF cells, configured to generate an output, wherein each of the plurality of PUF cells comprising:
a harvester circuit comprising a first circuit which comprises a first pair of transistors and a second circuit which comprises a second pair of transistors, the harvester circuit is configured to generate a bit line and a complementary bit line, wherein the harvester circuit is selected to be smaller than a predetermined size defined according to a design rule check (DRC) and generate maximum variations among the plurality of PUF cells,
a sense amplifier comprising a plurality of transistors configured to receive a first input signal and a second input signal from the harvester circuit; and
a pulse evaluation circuit, programmable to generate a pulse evaluation signal coupled to a control terminal of the second pair of transistors.

US Pat. No. 10,483,955

FEEDBACK SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A lock signal generation circuit, comprising:an input signal control circuit configured to receive an input signal and two reference signals and output state signals and a code signal for controlling a level of the input signal, the state signals representing a result of comparison of the input signal with the two reference signals, wherein the state signals include an up/down signal and an ambiguous signal;
a pre-lock signal generator configured to receive the up/down signal, and to output a pre-lock signal to determine a time at which the level of the input signal is to be fixed in response to the up/down signal, wherein the up/down signal represents whether the input signal has a higher or lower level than the two reference signals; and
a signal-processing circuit configured to receive the pre-lock signal and the ambiguous signal, and to output a lock signal to fix the level of the input signal using the ambiguous signal and the pre-lock signal, wherein the ambiguous signal is outputted when the level of the input signal is in between levels of the two reference signals.

US Pat. No. 10,483,951

TECHNIQUES FOR DETECTING AND CORRECTING ERRORS ON A RING OSCILLATOR

Altera Corporation, San ...

1. A circuit comprising:a ring oscillator circuit comprising inverting logic circuits coupled in a loop, wherein the inverting logic circuits comprise first, second, and third output nodes;
a first error detection circuit comprising a first register circuit, wherein a first input of the first register circuit is coupled to the first output node, and wherein a second input of the first register circuit is coupled to the third output node; and
a second error detection circuit comprising a second register circuit, wherein a first input of the second register circuit is coupled to the second output node, and wherein a second input of the second register circuit is coupled to the third output node,
wherein the first or second error detection circuit resets a signal that has passed through the inverting logic circuits in response to detecting an error event in the signal from one of the first, second, or third output nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,483,950

LEVEL CONVERSION DEVICE AND METHOD

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A device, comprising:a level shifter configured to output a first output signal at a first output terminal in response to a first input signal having a first logic level, and configured to output a second output signal at a second output terminal in response to the first input signal having a second logic level; and
an output stage configured to receive and adjust the first output signal or the second output signal that is selected in response to the first input signal, and configured to generate a third output signal,
wherein the third output signal has a logic value that is the same as a logic value of the first output signal or the second output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,949

DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR POWER SWITCH

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A driving circuit for driving a power switch comprising an input capacitor, the driving circuit comprising:an inductor;
a resistor comprising a parasitic resistor of the driving circuit; and
a first driving switch and a second driving switch electrically connected with the inductor, wherein the first driving switch and the second driving switch are electrically connected with each other and electrically connected with the inductor, wherein the first driving switch comprises a first parasitic capacitor and the second driving switch comprises a second parasitic capacitor,
wherein the driving circuit is configured such that a first equivalent capacitor is formed corresponding to the input capacitor, and a second equivalent capacitor is formed corresponding to one or both of the first and second parasitic capacitors,
wherein the first equivalent capacitor, the inductor, the resistor and the second equivalent capacitor are serially connected with each other to form an equivalent circuit to charge/discharge the input capacitor of the power switch, and a charging procedure or a discharging procedure of the input capacitor is performed through the equivalent circuit,
wherein during the charging procedure, firstly, the first driving switch and the second driving switch are turned on by turns, which causes a voltage of the input capacitor to increase to a maximum voltage Vp1, and there is substantially no inductor current when the voltage of the input capacitor is at the maximum voltage Vp1, then, the first driving switch and the second driving switch are turned off, which causes the voltage of the input capacitor to decrease from the maximum voltage to a first steady voltage,
wherein during the discharging procedure, firstly, the first driving switch and the second driving switch are turned on by turns, which causes the voltage of the input capacitor to decrease to a minimum voltage Vp2, and there is substantially no inductor current when the voltage of the input capacitor is at the minimum voltage Vp2, then, the first driving switch and the second driving switch are turned off, which causes the voltage of the input capacitor to increase from the minimum voltage Vp2 to a second steady voltage,
wherein the first and second equivalent capacitors are configured such that:
(1) during the charging procedure, while the voltage of the input capacitor is changed from the maximum voltage Vp1 to the first steady voltage, a first amount of charges discharged from the input capacitor is equal to Q1, whereas while the voltage of the input capacitor is changed from the maximum voltage Vp1 to a first set voltage VH, a second amount of charges discharged from the input capacitor is equal to Q2, wherein Q2 is greater than or equal to Q1,
(2) during the discharging procedure, while the voltage of the input capacitor is changed from the minimum voltage Vp2 to the second steady voltage, a third amount of charges discharged from the input capacitor is equal to Q3, whereas while the voltage of the input capacitor is changed from the minimum voltage Vp2 to a second set voltage VL a fourth amount of charges discharged from the input capacitor is equal to Q4, wherein Q4 is greater than or equal to Q3,
(3) the first steady voltage is higher than the first set voltage VH, and the first set voltage VH is higher than a maximum threshold Vmax of a gate terminal of the power switch, and
(4) the second steady voltage is lower than the second set voltage VL, and the second set voltage VL is lower than a minimum threshold Vmin of the gate terminal of the power switch.

US Pat. No. 10,483,940

HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONVERSION BETWEEN SINGLE-ENDED AND DIFFERENTIAL/COMMON-MODE SIGNALS

Maxlinear Israel LTD, (I...

10. A Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC), comprising:a semiconductor substrate; and
a signal conversion unit, which is fabricated on the semiconductor substrate the signal conversion unit comprising:
a first splitter configured to convert a radio frequency (RF) input signal into a first output signal and a second output signal, wherein the first output signal is out of phase with the second output signal, and wherein the first splitter is configured to convert a first input signal and a second input signal into an RF output signal;
a second splitter configured to convert a local oscillator (LO) input signal into a third output signal and a fourth output signal, wherein the third output signal is in phase with the fourth output signal, and wherein the second splitter is configured to convert a third input signal and a fourth input signal into an LO output signal;
a first passive circuit coupled to the first splitter and configured to add a first delay to the first output signal and the second output signal to produce a delayed first output signal at a first output port and a delayed second output signal at a second output port, wherein the first delay is configured according to a frequency band comprising the LO input signal; and
a second passive circuit coupled to the second splitter and configured to add a second delay to the third output signal and the fourth output signal to produce a delayed third output signal together with the delayed first output signal at the first output port and a delayed fourth output signal together with the delayed second output signal at the second output port, wherein the second delay is configured according to a frequency band comprising the RF input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,934

AUDIO LEVELING AND ENHANCEMENT DEVICE

1. A device for audio leveling and sound enhancement, which comprises:(a) a housing having an input port for receiving an original inputted digital audio or audio-visual signal from a source and an output port for transmitting the signal from the device to a receiving device;
(b) an audio leveler disposed within the housing and including;
(1) an input port in electrical communication with the housing input port;
(2) means for leveling the original input signal from the source;
(3) an output port for outputting the leveled original input signal;
(c) means for enhancing the original input signal received from the source the means for enhancing including;
(1) an input port for receiving the outputted leveled original input signal from the audio leveler; and
(2) an output port in electrical communication with the output port of the housing; and
(3) means for layering the inputted original signal received from the audio leveler, with at least one exact duplicate of the original input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,930

PERSONALIZED ADJUSTMENT OF AN AUDIO DEVICE

BITWAVE PTE LTD., Singap...

1. A system, comprising:a memory that stores computer-executable components; and
a processor, communicatively coupled to the memory, that executes or facilitates execution of the computer-executable components, the computer-executable components comprising:
a tuning component configured to generate first tuning data based on a tuning process associated with a first user identity and performed by a user interface of a device, wherein the tuning component is configured to receive second tuning data from a data storage, and wherein the second tuning data is generated based on a defined dynamic range hearing level and a defined hearing threshold for a second user identity associated with a defined theoretical user; and
a noise suppression component configured to adjust an audio signal based on a digital transformation that employs the first tuning data associated with the tuning process and the second tuning data associated with the data storage to adjust speech data associated with the audio signal and reduce noise data associated with the audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,929

POWER AMPLIFIER SELF-HEATING COMPENSATION CIRCUIT

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A compensation circuit configured to monitor a target circuit having one or more performance parameters affected by self-heating during operation of the target circuit, wherein the compensation circuit is configured to be coupled to and adjust circuitry controlling the one or more circuit parameters of the target circuit sufficient to substantially offset the effect of self-heating during operation of the target circuit on the one or more performance parameters, the compensation circuit including:(a) at least one sensor located with respect to the target circuit so as to measure the temperature of the target circuit and generate an output signal T representing such temperature;
(b) at least one sample and hold circuit, each coupled to at least one sensor through an amplifier coupled between the at least one sensor and the at least one sample and hold circuit, configured to capture a temperature T(t=t0) at a time t0 after the commencement of operation of the target circuit, and to sample a temperature T(t>t0) at times after time t0 and during operation of the target circuit;
(c) a comparison circuit, coupled to at least one sample and hold circuit, for determining a signal ?T=T(t>t0)?T(t=t0); and
(d) a mapping circuit, coupled to the comparison circuit, for receiving values of the signal ?T and mapping the values of the signal ?T to corresponding control signal values, the compensation circuit being configured to couple the control signal values to the circuitry controlling the one or more circuit parameters of the target circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,928

POWER AMPLIFICATION MODULE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A power amplification module comprising:a first input terminal receiving a first transmit signal in a first frequency band;
a second input terminal receiving a second transmit signal in a second frequency band having a narrower transmit/receive frequency interval than the first frequency band;
a first amplification circuit receiving and amplifying the first transmit signal to produce a first amplified signal and outputting the first amplified signal;
a second amplification circuit receiving and amplifying the second transmit signal to produce a second amplified signal and outputting the second amplified signal; and
an attenuation circuit located between the second input terminal and the second amplification circuit and configured to attenuate a component of the second frequency band,
wherein no attenuation circuit is located between the first input terminal and the first amplification circuit, wherein:
the first and second frequency bands are between 699 MHz and 915 MHz.

US Pat. No. 10,483,926

POWER AMPLIFIER MODULE WITH POWER SUPPLY CONTROL

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A power amplification control system comprising:an interface configured to receive a transceiver control signal from a transceiver, the interface including one or more control registers including one or more power amplifier control registers and one or more power supply control registers;
a power amplifier control component configured to generate a power amplifier control signal based on the transceiver control signal from the transceiver and configured to generate a local control signal based on a sensed condition of a power amplifier of the power amplification control system, the power amplifier control component configured to overwrite one or more of the power supply control registers with the local control signal; and
a power supply control component configured to generate a power supply control signal based on the transceiver control signal from the transceiver and the local control signal from the power amplifier control component.

US Pat. No. 10,483,925

CIRCUIT MODULE HAVING DUAL-MODE WIDEBAND POWER AMPLIFIER ARCHITECTURE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A circuit module, comprising:a first power amplifier, having a signal input node coupled to an input signal, a signal output node to generate an output signal, and a power input node coupled to a supply output signal of a supply modulator;
a first switch, externally coupled to the first power amplifier, coupled between the power input node of the first power amplifier and a first bypass capacitor; and
the first bypass capacitor, coupled between the first switch and a ground level;
wherein a distance from the first bypass capacitor to the first power amplifier is shorter than a distance from the first bypass capacitor to the supply modulator.

US Pat. No. 10,483,924

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREDICTIVE SWITCHING IN AUDIO AMPLIFIERS

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

19. A method comprising:in an audio amplifier circuit including a power amplifier having an audio input for receiving an audio input signal, an audio output for generating an output signal based on the audio input signal, and a power supply input for receiving a power supply voltage wherein the power supply voltage is variable among at least a first supply voltage and a second supply voltage greater than the first supply voltage, and wherein the power supply voltage is generated by a configurable charge pump power supply:
predicting, based on one or more characteristics of a signal indicative of the output signal, an occurrence of a condition for changing the power supply voltage; and
responsive to predicting the occurrence of the condition, changing, at an approximate zero crossing of the signal indicative of the output signal, the power supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,483,923

AMPLFIERS AND RELATED INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. An amplifier circuit comprising:a first transistor die having a silicon-based transistor, a first die input, and a first die output, wherein the first die input receives a first portion of a radio frequency (RF) input signal, and the silicon-based transistor amplifies the first portion of the RF input signal and provides an amplified first portion of the RF input signal at the first die output;
first impedance matching circuitry coupled between the first die output and a first circuit output, wherein the first impedance matching circuitry comprises a high-pass impedance matching circuit topology that receives the amplified first portion of the RF input signal and produces a first output signal at the first circuit output, wherein the first impedance matching circuitry includes
a first inductive element coupled between a first node and the first circuit output, the first node being coupled to the first die output,
a second inductive element coupled to the first node, and
a first capacitive element coupled between the second inductive element and a ground reference voltage node, such that the second inductive element and the first capacitive element are configured electrically in series between the first node and the ground reference voltage node;
a second transistor die having a gallium nitride transistor, a second die input, and a second die output, wherein the second die input receives a second portion of the RF input signal, and the gallium nitride transistor amplifies the second portion of the RF input signal and provides an amplified second portion of the RF signal at the second die output; and
second impedance matching circuitry coupled between the second die output and a second circuit output, wherein the second impedance matching circuitry comprises a low-pass impedance matching circuit topology that receives the amplified second portion of the RF input signal and produces a second output signal at the second circuit output, wherein the second impedance matching circuitry includes
a third inductive element coupled between the second die output and a second node,
a fourth inductive element coupled between the second node and the second circuit output, and
a second capacitive element coupled between the second node and the ground reference voltage node.

US Pat. No. 10,483,922

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A photoelectric conversion device, comprising:a light receiving element unit including a light receiving element;
first and second transimpedance amplifiers configured to receive a signal outputted from the light receiving element unit and output a voltage corresponding to the signal;
a differential operation amplifier configured to perform a differential amplification for outputs of the first and second transimpedance amplifiers; and
a switching unit, wherein
the switching unit includes:
an output switching unit configured to switch connections between a first state where the light receiving element unit and the first transimpedance amplifier are connected and a second state where the light receiving element unit and the second transimpedance amplifier are connected; and
a capacitance adjusting unit connected to an input terminal of each of the first and second transimpedance amplifiers and configured to adjust a capacitance value of an input node of the first transimpedance amplifier and/or a capacitance value of an input node of the second transimpedance amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,483,920

RIPPLE REDUCTION FILTER FOR CHOPPED AMPLIFIERS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A system comprising:a chopped amplifier comprising an input terminal, an offset correction terminal, and an output terminal, the chopped amplifier comprising:
a modulator comprising an input terminal and an output terminal, the input terminal of the modulator coupled to the input terminal of the chopped amplifier,
an amplifier stage comprising an input terminal, an offset correction terminal, and an output terminal, the input terminal of the amplifier stage coupled to the output terminal of the modulator, the offset correction terminal of the amplifier stage coupled to the offset correction terminal of the chopped amplifier, and
a demodulator comprising an input terminal and an output terminal, the input terminal of the demodulator coupled to the output terminal of the amplifier stage and the output terminal of the demodulator coupled to the output terminal of the chopped amplifier; and
a ripple reduction filter comprising an input terminal and an output terminal, the input terminal of the ripple reduction filter coupled to the output terminal of the chopped amplifier and the output terminal of the ripple reduction filter coupled to the offset correction terminal of the chopped amplifier;
wherein the output terminal of the ripple reduction filter generates a DC signal;
wherein the ripple reduction filter further comprises:
a bandpass filter comprising an input terminal and an output terminal, the input terminal of the bandpass filter coupled to the input terminal of the ripple reduction filter; and
an amplitude limiter comprising an input terminal and an output terminal, the input terminal of the amplitude limiter coupled to the output terminal of the bandpass filter and the output terminal of the amplitude limiter coupled to the output terminal of the ripple reduction filter.

US Pat. No. 10,483,918

DOHERTY POWER AMPLIFIER FOR RADIO-FREQUENCY APPLICATIONS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

18. A wireless device comprising:a transmitter circuit configured to generate a signal;
a power amplifier configured to amplify the signal, and including a carrier amplifier having first and second differential amplification cells with outputs coupled by a primary loop of a carrier transformer, and a peaking amplifier having first and second differential amplification cells with outputs coupled by a primary loop of a peaking transformer, the power amplifier further including a combiner having a quarter-wave circuit implemented between a first end of a secondary loop of the carrier transformer and a first end of a secondary loop of the peaking transformer, the quarter-wave circuit configured such that the carrier and peaking amplifiers are presented with a desired impedance when both of the carrier and peaking amplifiers are turned on, and the carrier amplifier is presented with an impedance that is approximately twice the desired impedance when the carrier amplifier is turned on and the peaking amplifier is turned off, the power amplifier further including an output node implemented at a second end of the secondary loop of the carrier transformer; and
an antenna in communication with the output node of the power amplifier and configured to support transmission of the amplified signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,913

LOW POWER CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A circuit, comprising:a first transistor;
a current source for driving a drain of the first transistor with a bias current;
a first decoupling capacitor for isolating a direct current (DC) drain voltage for the first transistor from a DC gate voltage for the first transistor, wherein a gate of the first transistor is configured to be biased by an AC input voltage from a crystal through the first decoupling capacitor;
a first inverter configured to invert a voltage at a terminal of the first decoupling capacitor;
a second inverter configured to invert an output signal from the first inverter to provide an output voltage for the circuit;
an operational amplifier configured to further bias the gate of the first transistor responsive to a comparison between the DC drain voltage and a reference voltage to regulate the DC drain voltage to equal the reference voltage; and
a reference inverter including a reference PMOS transistor having a source connected to a power supply node for supplying a power supply voltage, a reference NMOS transistor having a source connected to ground and having a drain connected to a drain of the reference PMOS transistor, and a reference resistor connected between the drain of the reference NMOS transistor and a reference node for supplying the reference voltage, wherein the reference node is connected to a gate of the reference PMOS transistor and to a gate of the reference NMOS transistor, and wherein the reference inverter is matched to the first inverter and to the second inverter.

US Pat. No. 10,483,908

WEARABLE POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

SHENZHEN DANSHA TECHNOLOG...

1. A wearable power management system comprising:a bottom coating layer;
a bottom center layer disposed above the bottom coating layer;
a circuit layer disposed above the bottom center layer;
a top center layer disposed above the circuit layer; and
a top coating layer disposed above the top center layer; wherein:
the Young's modulus of both the bottom center layer and the top center layer is in the range of 2.5 kPa-4.5 kPa and the thickness of both the bottom center layer and the top center layer is in the range of 250 um-350 um;
the Young's modulus of both the bottom coating layer and the top coating layer is in the range of 50 kPa-70 kPa and the thickness of both the bottom coating layer and the top coating layer is in the range of 250 um-350 um;
the circuit layer comprises a device layer and a connection layer disposed above the device layer;
the device layer comprises a device matrix and alloy connection wires, the device matrix comprising a plurality of cells and a plurality of rechargeable batteries;
odd rows of the device matrix comprise a plurality of solar cells;
even rows of the device matrix comprise a plurality of rechargeable batteries;
the solar cells are composite semiconductor solar cells with thickness between 30 um-40 um;
the rechargeable batteries are lithium-ion chip cells y with thickness between 180 um-220 um;
the alloy connection wires are connected and conducting between the device layer and the connection layer, and made of indium silver alloy;
the connection layer comprises a connection wire network, the connection wire network comprising a plurality of connection wires and overlapping with the device matrix;
each device in the device matrix is connected to an adjacent device in the device matrix through the alloy connection wires and the connection wires of the connection network;
the connection wires essentially have a shape of sine waveforms; and
the connection layer comprises:
a first polyimide layer;
a copper layer disposed above the first polyimide layer; and
a second polyimide layer disposed above the copper layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,906

PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR CONVERSION

Orenko Limited, Cambridg...

1. A photovoltaic solar conversion apparatus comprising:a plurality of photovoltaic chips arranged to convert sunlight into electrical energy;
a plurality of coupling devices operable to secure a plurality of optical fibers in a configuration with a light transmission end-face arranged to couple sunlight transported by the optical fibers onto photosensitive surfaces of the photovoltaic chips;
a carrier which supports the photovoltaic chips, with each of the coupling devices being arranged to couple sunlight transported by a respective one or more of the optical fibers to a corresponding photovoltaic chip; and
a rack having a horizontally disposed rack mounting, wherein the coupling devices are fixedly mounted on the rack with respect to the rack mounting, and the carrier is movably mounted in alignment with the coupling devices with respect to the rack mounting for ease of replacement.

US Pat. No. 10,483,904

INTEGRATED SOLAR BUILDING PRODUCT PANELS

1. A shock absorbing and vibration damping construction panel comprising:a bottom support component;
at least one solar cell assembly supported by the bottom support component;
a vibration damping component surrounding each solar cell assembly comprising a material with a Young's modulus of less than 5 GPA;
a top transparent protective component mounted on the vibration damping layer with a gap from each solar cell assembly for protecting each solar cell assembly, and transferring any impact forces to the vibration damping layer isolated from the solar cells; and
electrodes for electrically connecting each solar cell to adjacent panels;
wherein, in response to a force applied to the top protective component, the top protective component is deformable up to the width of the gap, and the vibration damping component transfers the force to the bottom support component.

US Pat. No. 10,483,903

CONTROL DEVICE OF HOME ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A control device of a home energy management system (HEMS) having a plurality of home appliances, the control device comprising:a communication interface connected to an HEMS gateway;
a storage configured to store first information on power consumption of each of the home appliances connected to the HEMS gateway and second information in which each of the home appliances is used for each time zone; and
a controller configured to:
predict a power generation amount as a time-based power generation amount of a photovoltaic (PV) module connected to the HEMS gateway for time zones within a predetermined period,
set, based on the second information, priorities of the home appliances differently according to the time zone,
classify, for each time zone, at least one of the home appliances as an operable device on the basis of the predicted power generation amount, the first information, and the set priority,
generate, based on the classifying result, an operation schedule of each of the home appliances for the time zones, and
control an operation of each of the home appliances on the basis of the generated operation schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,483,901

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSTALLATION AND VERIFICATION OF FASTENERS

Newfrey LLC, New Britain...

1. A method for operating a power tool during installation of a deformable fastener, where the power tool includes a collet for grasping the fastener and a drivable sliding sleeve with an anvil for swaging the fastener, comprising:receiving, by a controller residing in the power tool, measures of current supplied to a motor of the power tool during operation of the power tool;
determining, by the controller, rate of change of the current during operation of the power tool;
determining, by the controller, occurrence of the power tool engaging the fastener based on the magnitude of the current supplied to the motor;
determining, by the controller, occurrence of the power tool swaging the fastener based on the rate of change of the current;
determining, by the controller, completion of the power tool swaging the fastener based on the magnitude of the current and the rate of change of the current; and
altering, by the controller, rotation of the motor of the power tool in response to determining completion of swaging the fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,483,900

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING INVERTER FOR DRIVING MOTOR

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A system for controlling an inverter for driving a motor, the system comprising:the motor;
the inverter including a plurality of switching elements turned on or off by a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal, converting DC power supplied thereto into AC power according to on or off of the plurality of switching elements and providing the AC power to the motor;
a current sensor for detecting and outputting a current provided to the motor;
a rotation angle sensor for detecting and outputting a rotor angle of the motor; and
a controller configured for performing a duty determination control for determining a duty of the pulse width modulation signal on a basis of values detected by the current sensor and the rotation angle sensor and a torque command of the motor, associating a time at which the duty determination control is performed with the pulse width modulation signal, and arbitrarily changing a time at which the duty determination control is performed by changing a point in time at which a section that the pulse width modulation signal is higher than a predetermined value appears depending on a random setting time.

US Pat. No. 10,483,899

MODULATION SCHEME FOR MULTIPHASE MACHINES

KSR IP Holdings, LLC, Wi...

1. An electrical power system for a six-phase electric motor comprising:a first set of three-phase windings,
a second set of three-phase windings,
a first pulse width modulator operating at a conversion frequency and a first phase which converts a DC power source to an alternating current, said first pulse width modulator being electrically connected to said first set of three-phase windings,
a second pulse width modulator operating at said conversion frequency and a second phase which converts said DC power source to an alternating current, said second pulse width modulator being electrically connected to said second set of three-phase windings,
wherein said first and second phases are offset from each other by between 80 and 100 degrees to thereby reduce ripple current in said windings.

US Pat. No. 10,483,896

METHOD FOR RELIABLE CONTROL OF HIGH ROTOR POLE SWITCHED RELUCTANCE MACHINE

Software Motor Company, ...

1. A sensorless reliable control system for a high rotor pole switched reluctance machine (HRSRM) utilizing a hybrid combination of self-inductance and mutual inductance values, the reliable control system comprising:a stator phase energizing module to excite at least one of a plurality of stator phases each having a winding, wherein each of the windings of the rest of the plurality of stator phases is in an open circuit state;
a first current and time measuring module to measure a first current value through the at least one energized stator phase and time taken by the first current value to reach a first peak value of current;
a self-inductance determining module to determine a self-inductance value for the at least one energized stator phase;
a first storage module to store the self-inductance value and the first current value for each of the plurality of stator phases;
a second current and time measuring module to measure a second current value through an adjacent un-energized stator phase and time taken by the adjacent un-energized stator phase to reach a second peak value of current, wherein the winding of the adjacent un-energized stator phase is in an open circuit state;
a mutual-inductance determining module to determine a mutual inductance value between the at least one energized stator phase and the adjacent un-energized stator phase;
a second storage module to store the mutual inductance value and the second current value for each of the plurality of stator phases;
a rotor position estimation module to estimate a rotor position utilizing the hybrid combination of the stored self-inductance and mutual inductance values; and
a control module to control the HRSRM based on the estimated rotor position;
whereby the system determines a highly accurate angular position of the rotor from the hybrid combination of self-inductance and mutual inductance values and controls the HRSRM and thus eliminates the need for shaft position sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,483,890

ENGINE GENERATOR COMPRISING AN ELECTRICAL LOAD-DEPENDENT DELTA TO WYE SWITCHING UNIT

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. An engine generator, comprising:a general purpose engine, an engine speed of the engine being configured to be variably controlled;
a generator unit having a three-phase winding and configured to be driven by the engine to generate power;
an inverter unit configured to convert alternating current output from the generator unit to alternating current of a predetermined frequency to output to a load;
a connection switching unit configured to switch a connection configuration of the winding to one of a wye-connection and a delta-connection;
a load detection unit configured to detect a power consumption of the load; and
a connection switching control unit configured to control the connection switching unit to switch the connection configuration to the wye-connection when the power consumption of the load detected by the load detection unit is equal to or lower than a predetermined value, and to switch the connection configuration to the delta-connection when the power consumption of the load detected by the load detection unit is higher than the predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,483,889

OPERATION OF A LOCAL ALTERNATING CURRENT NETWORK WITH A GENSET AND A UPS

PILLER GROUP GMBH, Oster...

1. A method of operating a local AC power grid comprising a genset which includes a combustion engine and a generator, and an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) which includes an energy storage, the method comprisingdefining a frequency of an AC voltage of the AC power grid present at the genset by means of the UPS;
altering the frequency of the AC voltage defined by means of the UPS in one direction away from a desired frequency, if a present power demand in the AC power grid increases beyond a present power supply in the AC power grid, and altering the frequency of the AC voltage defined by means of the UPS in the other direction away from the desired frequency, if the present power demand falls below the present power supply in the AC power grid;
with increasing power demand of the AC power grid, limiting an alteration of the frequency of the AC voltage defined by means of the UPS in the one direction to a maximum value in that missing power is temporarily fed out of the energy storage into the AC power grid;
keeping a shift of the frequency of the AC voltage defined by means of the UPS in the one direction away from the desired frequency until no more power flows out of the energy storage into the AC power grid; and
responding to deviations of the frequency of the AC voltage of the AC power grid from the desired frequency in one direction by an increase of a genset power supplied by means of the genset, and responding to deviations of the frequency of the AC voltage of the AC power grid from the desired frequency in the other direction by a reduction of the genset power supplied by means of the genset.

US Pat. No. 10,483,887

GAS TURBINE GENERATOR TEMPERATURE DC TO DC CONVERTER CONTROL SYSTEM

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A system comprising:a gas turbine operable at a rated constant speed to rotate an output shaft;
a temperature sensor configured to output a temperature signal indicative of an operational temperature of the gas turbine;
a generator rotatably coupled with the output shaft and operable to output electric power;
a DC to DC converter configured to receive electric power from the generator, the DC to DC converter coupled with a load bus;
an energy storage device coupled with the load bus; and
a controller configured to receive the temperature signal and dynamically adjust a demand output of the DC to DC converter in response to the operational temperature of the gas turbine, rotating at the rated constant speed, exceeding a predetermined threshold temperature value for a predetermined period of time, the controller configured to dynamically adjust the demand output lower in proportion to a duration of time that the operational temperature exceeds the predetermined threshold temperature value.

US Pat. No. 10,483,886

MODULAR ELECTRIC POWER GENERATING SYSTEM WITH MULTISTAGE AXIAL FLUX GENERATOR

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. An electrical power system comprising:a direct current (DC) bus connected to a load;
a plurality of generators driven by rotation of a common shaft;
a plurality of power converters, each comprising an active rectifier controller that operates a respective associated one of a plurality of active rectifiers to rectify multi-phase alternating current (AC) from a respective associated one of the plurality of generators to DC on the DC bus; and
a load sharing controller operable to provide a respective corrective signal to each respective power converter that is enabled, the respective corrective signals based on a difference between an average output current across all of the active rectifiers that are enabled, and a particular output current of the respective power converter;
wherein each active rectifier controller is operable to determine a quadrature current value for the generator associated with the active rectifier controller based on the corrective signal provided to the power converter of the active rectifier controller, and control the active rectifier associated with the active rectifier controller based on the quadrature current value.

US Pat. No. 10,483,885

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ROTATION DETECTION OF A BRUSHED DC MOTOR

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A detection circuit connected to a brushed DC motor, comprising:a differential amplifier configured to detect a current of the brushed DC motor and generate an analog signal that is proportional to the current;
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) connected to the differential amplifier and configured to convert the analog signal to a first digital signal; and
a digital circuit connected to the ADC and comprising:
a difference circuit configured to:
receive the first digital signal; and
compute a second digital signal, wherein the second digital signal is the difference of the first digital signal and a previous first digital signal;
an absolute value circuit connected to the difference circuit and configured to compute an absolute value of the second digital signal; and
a comparator circuit connected to the absolute value circuit and configured to:
compare the computed absolute value with a predetermined threshold value; and
generate a comparator output according to the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,483,884

ELECTRIC TOOL CONTROL CIRCUIT

Suzhou Cleva Electric App...

1. An electric tool control circuit comprising:a central control module, a motor, a motor drive module, a working parameter detection module, a first switch module and a second switch module;
the central control module being electrically connected to the motor drive module, and the central control module controlling turn on and off of the motor drive module;
a protection module which can prevent a motor peripheral circuit from being damaged by motor clutter produced during running of the motor; and
the working parameter detection module being electrically connected to the motor and the central control module, and the working parameter detection module returning a parameter that is detected during running of the motor to the central control module, wherein the motor drive module is electrically connected to the motor by a first switch module and a second switch module, and the motor drive module controls the first and second switch modules to be discontinuously on and off, the respective statuses of the first switch module and the second switch module being on and off are always contrary so that when the first switch module is on, the second switch module is off, and when the first switch module is off, the second switch module is on, the working parameter detection module having a current detection module which has a detection time inversely proportional to a magnitude of current value detected when the motor is loaded and increases its rotation speed.

US Pat. No. 10,483,880

MULTIPLE ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATOR CONTROL SYSTEM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A system for controlling multiple actuators that are attached to a structure for moving and positioning the structure, the system comprising:a magnetic flux sensor in a motor of each actuator, the magnetic flux sensor comprising a flux sensor winding in each motor for sensing a magnetic flux in an associated motor and generating an electrical signal that corresponds to the magnetic flux in the associated motor; and
a control unit that receives the electrical signal from the magnetic flux sensor in each motor of each actuator of the multiple actuators, the control unit comprising:
a circuit associated with each actuator that generates an output signal of a plurality of output signals, each output signal representing a torque provided by the motor of a respective actuator to the structure based on a magnetic flux level in the motor of the respective actuator; and
a compare and balance torque module configured to compare the output signals representing the torque provided by the motor of each actuator and to generate a drive command signal to each actuator that balances the torque applied to the structure by each actuator in response to the magnetic flux sensed in the motor of each actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,483,879

ON-LOAD TAP CHANGER AND METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING SAME

MASCHINENFABRIK REINHAUSE...

1. An on-load tap changer for uninterrupted switching between winding taps of a control winding, comprisinga changeover switch that has a first changeover contact, a second changeover contact and a third changeover contact and that can assume a first position in which the first and third changeover contacts are connected to each other, a second position in which the second and third changeover contacts are connected to each other, and a bridging position in which the first, second, and third changeover contacts are connected to one another;
a first fixed contact that can be connected with an associated first winding tap;
a second fixed contact that can be connected with an associated second winding tap;
a first movable contact that can selectably contact each of the fixed contacts
a second movable contact that can selectably contact each of the fixed contacts;
a main branch that connects the first movable contact with the first changeover contact;
an auxiliary branch that connects the second movable contact with the second changeover contact by a current-limiting resistor or varistor; and
a switching element connected between the main branch and the second changeover contact.

US Pat. No. 10,483,878

ELECTRO-ADHESION GRIPPERS WITH FRACTAL ELECTRODES

1. An electroadhesion gripper for holding workpieces, comprising:a first electrode and a second electrode that mutually engage, in a plan view of the electrodes,
wherein, at least in a sub-region, the first electrode and the second electrode correspond to border lines of a two-dimensional fractal space-filling curve of a second or higher order, and
wherein the border lines result from enclosing a shape of the space-filling curve on both sides on an auxiliary grid that is offset with respect to a grid of the space-filling curve by half a grid spacing in each grid direction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,876

ELECTROSTATICALLY DEFLECTABLE MICROMECHANICAL DEVICE

1. A micromechanical device comprising:a deflectable element, wherein the deflectable element comprises:
an electrostatic actuator which is implemented as a plate capacitor extending along and spaced apart in a deflection direction from a neutral fiber of the deflectable element,
the capacitor comprising a distal electrode and a proximal electrode, wherein the proximal electrode is arranged between the distal electrode and the neutral fiber and the plate capacitor is subdivided along a direction into segments between which the distal electrode is fixed mechanically at segment boundaries such that the deflectable element, by providing the plate capacitor with a voltage, is deflected along the direction in or opposite to the deflection direction; and
wherein the proximal electrode is arranged at a side of an insulation material of the deflectable element facing the distal electrode and is structured along the direction so as to comprise gaps at the segment boundaries such that the distal electrode is mounted mechanically to the insulation material at the segment boundaries in a manner laterally spaced apart from the proximal electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,869

POWER CONVERSION CIRCUIT HAVING INRUSH CURRENT LIMITING RESISTOR BYPASS

STMICROELECTRONICS LTD, ...

1. A power conversion circuit, comprising:a bridge rectifier, including:
first and second input terminals configured to receive an AC voltage, and
first and second output terminals configured to output a rectified voltage;
a current limiting resistor having a first terminal coupled to the second output terminal of the bridge rectifier and a second terminal coupled to an electrical ground;
a controllable current switching device having a first terminal, a second terminal, and a third terminal, the first terminal coupled to the first terminal of the current limiting resistor, and the second terminal coupled to the second terminal of the current limiting resistor; and
a driver coupled between the first terminal of the current limiting resistor and the third terminal of the current switching device, the driver configured to selectively couple the third terminal of the current switching device to a negative power supply based on a current through the current limiting resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,863

ISOLATED SYNCHRONOUS RECTIFICATION-TYPE DC/DC CONVERTER

ROHM CO., LTD., Tokyo (J...

1. A secondary controller used in an isolated synchronous rectification-type DC/DC converter, comprising:a control output pin to be coupled to a light emitting element of a photocoupler;
a power supply pin to be coupled to receive a power supply voltage;
a control input pin to be coupled to receive a detection voltage corresponding to an output voltage of the DC/DC converter;
a feedback circuit structured to amplify an error between the detection voltage and a reference voltage and to supply a current corresponding to the error to the light emitting element of the photocoupler; and
a power supply path coupled to supply power from the control output pin to the power supply pin.

US Pat. No. 10,483,862

BI-DIRECTIONAL ISOLATED DC-DC CONVERTER FOR THE ELECTRIFICATION OF TRANSPORTATION

VANNER, INC., Hilliard, ...

1. A bi-directional DC-DC converter (20) comprising:a first stage (30) comprising:
a first port (22) connected between a first node (N1) and ground;
the first port (22) being bi-directionally operable as an output or an input;
the first port (22) being operatively connected to a primary winding (80) of a first transformer (Tr1);
a second stage (40) comprising:
a second port (24) connected between seventh and eighth nodes (N7), (N8);
the second port (24) being bi-directionally operable as an output or an input;
the second port (24) being operatively connected to a secondary winding (82) of the first transformer (Tr1);
the secondary winding of the first transformer having first and second terminals;
a fifth switch (S5) having first and second terminals
the fifth switch having a body diode,
an anode of the body diode of the fifth switch being connected to the second terminal of the fifth switch,
a cathode of the body diode of the fifth switch being connected to the first terminal of the fifth switch;
a sixth switch (S6) having first and second terminals
the sixth switch having a body diode,
an anode of the body diode of the sixth switch being connected to the second terminal of the sixth switch,
a cathode of the body diode of the sixth switch being connected to the first terminal of the sixth switch;
a seventh switch (S7) having first and second terminals
the seventh switch having a body diode,
an anode of the body diode of the seventh switch being connected to the second terminal of the seventh switch,
a cathode of the body diode of the seventh switch being connected to the first terminal of the seventh switch;
an eighth switch (S8) having first and second terminals
the eighth switch having a body diode,
an anode of the body diode of the eighth switch being connected to the first terminal of the eighth switch,
a cathode of the body diode of the eighth switch being connected to the second terminal of the eighth switch;
a first resonant inductor (Lr1) having first and second terminals;
a first resonant capacitor (Cr1) having first and second terminals;
a second resonant capacitor (Cr2) having first and second terminals;
a third resonant capacitor (Cr3) having first and second terminals;
a fourth resonant capacitor (Cr4) having first and second terminals;
the first terminal of the fifth switch (S5) being connected to the seventh node (N7), the second terminal of the fifth switch (S5) being connected to a sixth node (N6);
the first terminal of the sixth switch (S6) being connected to the sixth node (N6);
the second terminal of the sixth switch (S6) being connected to the eighth node;
the first terminal of the seventh switch (S7) being connected to a tenth node (N10);
the second terminal of the seventh switch (S7) being connected to an eleventh node (N11);
the first terminal of the eighth switch (S8) being connected to the eleventh node (N11);
the second terminal of the eighth switch (S8) being connected to a twelfth node (N12);
the first terminal of the secondary winding (82) of the first transformer (Tr1) being connected to the sixth node (N6);
the second terminal of the secondary winding (82) of the first transformer (Tr1) being connected to a ninth node (N9);
the first terminal of the first resonant inductor (Lr1) being connected to the ninth node (N9);
the second terminal of the first resonant inductor (Lr1) being connected to the tenth node (N10);
the first terminal of the first resonant capacitor (Cr1) being connected to the seventh node (N7);
the second terminal of the first resonant capacitor (Cr1) being connected to the twelfth node (N12);
the first terminal of the second resonant capacitor (Cr2) being connected to the twelfth node (N12);
the second terminal of the second resonant capacitor (Cr2) being connected to the eighth node (N8);
the first terminal of the third resonant capacitor (Cr3) being connected to the seventh node (N7);
the second terminal of the third resonant capacitor (Cr3) being connected to the tenth node (N10);
the first terminal of the fourth resonant capacitor (Cr4) being connected to the tenth node (N10);
the second terminal of the fourth resonant capacitor (Cr4) being connected to the eighth node (N8).

US Pat. No. 10,483,858

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STARTING UP A HIGH DENSITY ISOLATED DC-TO-DC POWER CONVERTER

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A DC-to-DC power converter comprising:a transformer comprising a primary side and a secondary side;
a primary circuit electrically coupled to the primary side of the transformer, the primary circuit comprising (i) at least one gate driver, (ii) a bias voltage generator, and (iii) a primary microcontroller electrically coupled to the bias voltage generator and configured to receive a first bias voltage supplied by the bias voltage generator, the primary microcontroller configured to provide a first energizing signal to the at least one gate driver in response to the first bias voltage; and
a secondary circuit electrically coupled to the secondary side of the transformer, the secondary circuit comprising a secondary microcontroller communicatively coupled to the primary microcontroller, the secondary microcontroller configured to receive a second bias voltage caused by the first energizing signal, the secondary microcontroller further configured to provide, in response to the second bias voltage, a second energizing signal to the at least one gate driver in response to the second bias voltage, the secondary microcontroller further configured to provide, in response to the second bias voltage, an instruction to the primary microcontroller that causes the primary microcontroller to relinquish control of the primary circuit to the secondary microcontroller.

US Pat. No. 10,483,855

POWER LIMIT PROTECTION FOR RESONANT POWER CONVERTER

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. An electronic circuit comprising:an Inductor-Inductor-Capacitor (LLC) tank circuit comprising a first inductor, a second inductor, a capacitor, and a primary coil of a transformer, wherein the first inductor is coupled in series with the second inductor, the second inductor is coupled in series with the capacitor, and the primary coil of the transformer is coupled in parallel with the second inductor; and
an energizing circuit to supply power to the LLC tank circuit according to a switching period and to detect a power limit condition, wherein the power limit condition is detected according to a value of an integrated current sense signal and a duration of the switching period, wherein the integrated current sense signal corresponds to an integration over time of a current supplied to the LLC tank circuit by a first switch, and wherein the energizing circuit comprises:
an oscillator to receive a feedback signal and to generate a clock signal having the switching period according to the feedback signal;
the first switch to supply power to the LLC tank circuit from an input voltage during a first phase of the clock signal;
a second switch to configure components of the LLC tank circuit in a loop circuit during a second phase of the clock signal;
a ramp signal generation circuit to generate a constant dv/dt threshold signal according to the switching period; and
a comparator circuit to detect the power limit condition according to a comparison of the constant dv/dt threshold signal and the integrated current sense signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,852

CONTROL METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A POWER CONVERTER CIRCUIT AND RESPECTIVE POWER CONVERTER CIRCUIT

1. A control method for controlling a power converter circuit, the method comprising the steps of:providing said power converter circuit comprising at least one inductive element storing an output energy, a charging switch for charging the inductive element, a releasing switch for releasing the stored output energy from the inductive element and for charging the inductive element with a compensation energy and an output capacitor saving the released output energy, wherein the compensation energy is used to achieve a minimized voltage switching condition when switching on the charging switch; and
adjusting a turn on time of the releasing switch by a closed-loop control of a compensation control variable measured in the power converter circuit or of a characteristic value derived from this compensation control variable, wherein the compensation control variable is derived on basis of a differential voltage detected across an auxiliary winding in the power converter circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,851

VOLTAGE CONVERSION DEVICE AND METHOD OF DECIDING LEAKAGE INDUCTANCE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A voltage conversion device, comprising:a voltage conversion circuit including two inductors that are wound around a core and that magnetically cancel each other out, and switching elements that respectively switch current flowing through the two inductors; and
a control unit that alternately turns on and off each of the switching elements,
wherein the two inductors have a coupling coefficient in a range from ?0.99 to ?0.78 and
a magnitude of leakage inductance of the two inductors corresponds to a value less than one time and 0.45 times or more of a magnitude of self inductance that is required to reduce ripple current flowing through the two inductors at a predetermined reduction rate, in a case where the coupling coefficient of the two inductors is 0.

US Pat. No. 10,483,849

AUTOMATIC TRANSITION BETWEEN PFM AND PWM MODES IN A SWITCHING REGULATOR

CIREL SYSTEMS PRIVATE LIM...

1. A method of transitioning a switching regulator from a Pulse Frequency Modulation mode to a Pulse Width Modulation mode, the method comprising:measuring a load current in the Pulse Frequency Modulation mode, wherein the load current is measured at an output of the switching regulator by deriving slope of waveform of output voltage at an intersection of an inductor an a load capacitor of the switching regulator, wherein the slope of the waveform of the output voltage is measured during a dead-time of the switching regulator, wherein the dead-time is defined as the time between an instant an NMOS switch is turned OFF by a zero crossing detector to an instant a PMOS switch is turned ON by one of a pulse frequency modulation controller and a pulse width modulation controller;
determining a current threshold setting to be one of an upper threshold and a lower threshold; and
transitioning the switching regulator from the Pulse Frequency Modulation mode to the Pulse Width Modulation mode when the load current measured is greater than the upper threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,483,846

MULTI-MODE CHARGE PUMP

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC...

1. A multi-mode charge pump for generating a regulated voltage at an output node from a battery, comprising:a plurality of flying capacitors;
a plurality of switches, each coupled to at least one of the flying capacitors, wherein the plurality of switches is configured to selectively couple the flying capacitors to the battery, to the output node or to a reference potential;
a storage capacitor selectively coupled to one or more of the flying capacitors, wherein the regulated voltage is provided across the storage capacitor;
a comparator having a first input coupled to receive the regulated voltage, a second input coupled to receive a reference voltage, and an output providing an asynchronous regulation signal; and
a controller configured to automatically transition between operational modes of the multi-mode charge pump by controlling actuation of the plurality of switches in response to the asynchronous regulation signal, wherein the operational mode is selected from a buck mode, a doubler mode, and a tripler mode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,845

CHARGE PUMP HAVING LEVEL-SHIFTING MECHANISM

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A charge pump, comprising:a pull-up circuit, for selectively providing charges to an output terminal of the charge pump, wherein the pull-up circuit comprises:
a first transistor;
a first capacitor, coupled to one electrode of the first transistor; and
a switched-capacitor circuit, coupled between a supply voltage and another electrode of the first transistor, for boosting a voltage of the other electrode of the first transistor to charge the first capacitor via the first transistor, then the first capacitor and the output terminal of the charge pump are under a charge distribution operation;
wherein when the first capacitor and the output terminal of the charge pump are under the charge distribution operation, the first capacitor is electrically disconnected from the supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,483,844

CHARGE PUMP ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A CHARGE PUMP ARRANGEMENT

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A charge pump arrangement, comprising:a charge pump circuit configured to convert an input voltage into an output voltage based on a pump clock signal;
a feedback path configured to provide a feedback signal representing the output voltage of the charge pump circuit;
a control circuit configured to receive a clock signal and to control the output voltage of the charge pump circuit by controlling the pump clock signal based on the feedback signal and the clock signal;wherein the feedback path comprises a voltage divider circuit, wherein the voltage divider circuit is coupled to the charge pump circuit to sense the output voltage and further coupled to the control circuit to provide the feedback signal;wherein the voltage divider circuit comprises a first capacitor and a second capacitor coupled in a series arrangement, wherein the feedback signal is tapped between the first capacitor and the second capacitor;additional voltage divider circuit to sense the output voltage of the charge pump circuit and to provide an additional feedback signal for the control circuit; wherein the additional voltage divider circuit comprises a third capacitor and a fourth capacitor coupled in a series arrangement, wherein the additional feedback signal is tapped between the third capacitor and the fourth capacitor; anda switch arrangement configured to switch the charge pump arrangement into a first operation mode and into a second operation mode by switching between the feedback signal of the voltage divider circuit and the additional feedback signal of the additional voltage divider circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,839

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, POWER CONVERSION DEVICE, DRIVING DEVICE, VEHICLE, AND ELEVATOR

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first capacitor having a first end and a first another end, the first end for electrically connecting to at least one of a first electrode and a second electrode of a transistor having the first electrode, the second electrode, and a gate electrode;
a first diode having a first anode and a first cathode, the first anode electrically connected to the first another end;
a second capacitor having a second end and a second another end, the second end electrically connected to the first cathode;
a sample and hold circuit electrically connected to the first cathode and the second end;
a switch electrically connected in parallel with the second capacitor between the second end and the second another end; and
a second diode having a second anode and a second cathode, the second cathode electrically connected to the first another end and the first anode,
wherein a power supply voltage VDD of the transistor, a capacitance C1 of the first capacitor, and a capacitance C2 of the second capacitor satisfy 15V?(C1VDD)/(C1+C2).

US Pat. No. 10,483,838

SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING OVER CURRENT PROTECTION BASED ON DUTY CYCLE INFORMATION FOR POWER CONVERTER

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A signal generator for protecting a power converter, the signal generator comprising:a modulation and drive component configured to generate a modulation signal to output a drive signal to a switch in order to affect a primary current flowing through a primary winding of a power converter, the modulation signal including an on-time period, the switch being closed during the on-time period;
a ramping-signal generator configured to receive the modulation signal and generate a ramping signal based on at least information associated with the modulation signal;
a sampling-signal generator configured to receive the modulation signal and generate a sampling signal including a pulse in response to a falling edge of the modulation signal; and
a sample-and-hold component configured to receive the sampling signal and the ramping signal and output a sampled-and-held signal associated with a magnitude of the ramping signal corresponding to the pulse of the sampling signal;
wherein:
the falling edge of the modulation signal is at a first time;
the pulse of the sampling signal starts at a second time and ends at a third time;
the first time and the second time are the same; and
the on-time period ends at the first time.

US Pat. No. 10,483,836

METHOD OF EARLY HARD SWITCHING DETECTION AND PROTECTION FOR INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A system for inductive power transfer, the system comprising:a power converter including a plurality of switches;
a controller programmed with a schedule having scheduled times of when the switches are to be switched for the power converter to output a voltage and a current to a resonant network and the controller knowing the schedule in advance of when the switches are to be switched according to the schedule, the controller to switch the switches according to the schedule to cause the power converter to output the voltage and the current to the resonant network; and
the controller to compare a zero-current crossover point of the current and the schedule to determine whether the zero-current crossover point occurs prior to a scheduled time of the schedule that one or more of the switches are be switched and to disable the switches from switching, at least at the scheduled time, when the zero-current crossover point occurs prior to the scheduled time such that the switches do not switch at the scheduled time thereby preventing hard switching of the switches from occurring.

US Pat. No. 10,483,832

MULTI-BAR LINKAGE ELECTRIC DRIVE SYSTEM

Indigo Technologies, Inc....

1. An electric drive system comprising:a rotary motor system comprising a hub assembly, a magnetic rotor assembly, a first coil stator assembly, and a second coil stator assembly, wherein the hub assembly defines a rotational axis and wherein each of the magnetic rotor assembly, the first coil stator assembly, and the second coil stator assembly is coaxially aligned with the rotational axis and is capable of rotational movement about the rotational axis; and
a multi-bar linkage mechanism connected to each of the first and second coil stator assemblies and connected to the hub assembly, said multi-bar linkage mechanism constraining movement of the hub assembly so that the rotational axis of the hub assembly moves along a defined path that is in a transverse direction relative to the rotational axis and wherein the multi-bar linkage mechanism causes the rotational axis of the hub assembly to translate along the defined path in response to relative rotation of the first coil stator assembly and the second coil stator assembly with respect to each other,
wherein the multi-bar linkage comprises a first swing arm rotatably coupled to the first stator assembly on a first side of the magnetic rotor assembly, a second swing arm rotatably coupled to the second stator assembly on a second side of the magnetic rotor assembly, and a member parallel to the rotational axis and rotatably coupled to the first swing arm and rotatably coupled to the second swing arm.

US Pat. No. 10,483,831

PERMANENT MAGNET APPLYING MOTOR

PHOENIX INVENT, INC., (K...

1. A permanent magnet applying motor comprising:a first rotating plate and a second rotating plate having through-holes formed at central portions of the first rotating plate and the second rotating plate, the first rotating plate and the second rotating plate having a plurality of insertion grooves formed at the ends of the first rotating plate and the second rotating plate;
a rotary shaft passing through a central portion of the first rotating plate and a central portion of the second rotating plate;
a plurality of rotors arranged between the first rotating plate and the second rotating plate at regular intervals with respect to the rotary shaft and each including a permanent magnet and a penetration shaft passing through the permanent magnet;
a plurality of planetary gears connected in pairs to the plurality of rotors, respectively;
a center gear connected to one end of the rotary shaft and engaged with all the plurality of planetary gears;
a rotating plate support including a first support and a second support connected to opposite ends of the rotary shaft, respectively;
a stator support including a third support which has a first stator formed in the third support and includes a permanent magnet as a component and a fourth support which has a second stator which is the same as the first stator, the third support and the fourth support being spaced apart from each other with respect to the rotary shaft;
one or more deadlock point detecting sensors provided on one side of the rotating plate support; and
one or more electromagnet portions provided on one side of the stator support.

US Pat. No. 10,483,828

ELECTRIC MOTOR HAVING SMD COMPONENTS AND ASSOCIATED CONNECTION COMPONENT

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. An electric motor comprising:a support (6) having recesses or chambers;
a plurality of SMD components (5) arranged in the recesses or chambers of the support (6);
an electrically conductive housing part;
a connection part connecting the SMD components (5) to the electrically conductive housing part, the connection part being configured as a contact spring (10) clamped on the support (6), and the connection part electrically connecting the plurality of SMD components (5) to the electrically conductive housing part, the contact spring (10) having:
a main section (1),
a resilient connection section, which extends from a first side of the main section (1), for contacting the SMD components (5), and
at least one resilient contact section (3), which extends from a second side of the main section (1), for electrical connection to the electrically conductive housing part,
wherein the resilient connection section of the contact spring (10) comprises a plurality of contact fingers (2) for contacting respective ones of the SMD components (5), which contact fingers (2) engage into the individual recesses or chambers of the support (6) and come into contact with the SMD components (5) arranged in the recesses or chambers,
wherein the at least one resilient contact section (3) comprises two legs extending on the second side of the main section (1), the two legs each having a fixing clamp (7), each of which, when the contact spring (10) is located on the support (6), digs into the support (6) to affix the contact spring (10) to the support (6), and
wherein each leg of the at least one resilient contact section (3) has divided first and second finger-shaped sections (4), each first finger-shaped portion being contoured so as to contact the electrically conductive housing part, and each second finger-shaped portion being contoured to contact the support (6).

US Pat. No. 10,483,827

BUILT-IN CAPACITOR MOTOR STRUCTURE

Sagitta Industrial Corp.,...

1. An improved built-in capacitor motor structure comprising:a housing including a front cover and a rear cover;
a stator portion received in the housing including a core frame, the core frame is provided with an annular insulating frame body, a plurality of circularly arranged docking units extending from the periphery of a side of the insulating frame body;
an insulating member connected on the insulating frame body having an accommodating space in communication with the outside, a capacitor being combined inside the accommodating space of the insulating member, and a plurality of corresponding docking units being provided at the bottom side edge of the insulating member; and
a rotor portion received in the stator portion,
wherein the plurality of corresponding docking units are engaged with the docking units of the insulating frame body, respectively, to connect the insulating member on the insulating frame body.

US Pat. No. 10,483,826

THERMODYNAMIC SYSTEM FOR STORING/PRODUCING ELECTRICAL ENERGY

BOREALES ENERGY, (FR)

1. A system for producing and storing electrical energy, comprising a thermally insulated chamber containing a first closed circuitry in which circulates a first working fluid, a hot source through which a first leg of the first circuitry passes for a heat exchange between the first working fluid and the hot source, a cold source through which a second leg of the first circuitry passes for a heat exchange between the first working fluid and the cold source, the hot and cold sources being thermally insulated from each other, the first circuitry further comprising third and fourth legs connecting in series the first and second legs, the third leg comprising a first member for circulating the first working fluid in liquid phase and the fourth leg comprising a second member for circulating the first working fluid in gas phase, wherein the hot source is composed of a pure water ice slurry always at 0° C., the cold source is composed of an ice slurry with a temperature lower than or equal to ?40° C. and the system for producing/storing electrical energy further comprises a second circuitry for circulating a second working fluid between the hot source and a constant temperature system outside the thermally insulated chamber, the constant temperature system being selected from the group comprising ambient air, a water reserve, a water stream, a water course, a waterway, wherein the second working fluid is circulated between said constant temperature system and the hot source by an auxiliary expansion valve and an auxiliary compressor, and is caused to exchange heat with the constant temperature system and the hot source; and,wherein the system further comprises an intermediate temperature source at an intermediate temperature between the temperature of the hot source and the temperature of the cold source, and comprises an intermediate fluid circuitry carrying an intermediate working fluid, said intermediate fluid circuitry passing through and exchanging heat with the hot source, the cold source, and the intermediate temperature source, the intermediate temperature source being connected to the intermediate fluid circuitry in parallel to the hot source, by a first sub-leg equipped with a first compressor and a second sub-leg equipped with an first expansion valve, and the intermediate temperature source being connected to the intermediate fluid circuitry in parallel to the cold source, by a third sub-leg equipped with a second compressor and a fourth sub-leg equipped with an second expansion valve.

US Pat. No. 10,483,819

STATOR ASSEMBLY FOR MOTOR

Hanon Systems, Daejeon (...

1. A stator assembly for a motor comprising:a stator core having a plurality of teeth around each of which a stator coil is wound;
a first insulator coupled to one side of the stator core to provide insulation between one tooth and an adjacent tooth;
a second insulator coupled to the other side of the stator core to provide insulation between one tooth and an adjacent tooth; and
a three-phase terminal inserted between the stator core and the second insulator and protruded partially to the outside of the second insulator to be electrically connected to an inverter,
wherein the three-phase terminal has a form that one ring shape is divided into a plurality of parts, and
wherein each of the plurality of parts of the three-phase terminal comprises a plurality of streamlined terminal bodies, inverter connecting portions protruded to one side of the terminal bodies and inserted into an inverter housing, and a plurality of coil engaging portions formed to be spaced from the inverter connecting portions, and disposed not to overlap each other.

US Pat. No. 10,483,818

INSULATED WIRE, MOTOR COIL, AND ELECTRICAL OR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. An insulated wire, comprising at least one thermosetting resin layer and at least one thermoplastic resin layer in this order, as covering layers, on a conductor having a quadrilateral cross-section,wherein, in each of 4 covering layer portions corresponding to 4 sides of the cross-section of said insulated wire, a difference between the maximum value and the minimum value of a coating thickness is each 20 ?m or less, and in the whole of the above 4 covering layer portions, a value of the maximum value divided by the minimum value of the coating thickness is 1.3 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,483,814

SYNCHRONOUS-GENERATOR POLE STACK

Wobben Properties GmbH, ...

1. A synchronous generator rotor pole pack, comprising:a plurality of pole shoes each comprising a plurality of pole pack segments, wherein each pole pack segment comprises a pole shank portion and a pole head portion, wherein the pole shank portions of the plurality of pole pack segments form a pole shank, wherein the pole head portions of the plurality of pole pack segments form a pole head having at least three pole head sections, wherein a front edge of each of the at least three pole head sections is arranged at an angle with respect to the pole shank, wherein a depth of the pole head portions of the plurality of pole pack segments are identical, wherein the pole head portions of the plurality of pole pack segments are offset with respect to adjacent pole head portions, wherein the segment in an area of the pole shank are not arranged offset with respect to each other, and wherein the pole shank is arranged as a straight continuous portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,811

STATOR HAVING ADAPTED TOOTH GEOMETRY WITH TEETH HAVING CIRCUMFERENTIAL PROJECTIONS

1. A stator of an electric motor, having teeth distributed in a circumferential direction and extending in a radial direction, and grooves respectively provided between the teeth, wherein respectively adjacent teeth each form a groove opening at the radial outer edge sections of said teeth, and the radial outer edge sections of the teeth each have a projection extending into the groove opening in the circumferential direction and each forming a free contact surface directed radially inward, wherein a contact surface width in the circumferential direction corresponds to a projection width (b) in the circumferential direction, anda ratio b/a of the projection width (b) in the circumferential direction to a groove opening width (a) in the circumferential direction is in a range of 0.1-0.15 and a ratio b/c of the projection width (b) in the circumferential direction to a projection thickness (c) in the radial direction is in a range of 0.5-1.0,
wherein, in an axial top view, each respective projection has a rectangular cross section,
wherein the grooves have an insulating overmold made of plastic, which covers at least one inner wall surface of the grooves and the radially inward directed free contact surface of the projection.

US Pat. No. 10,483,809

POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A power transmitting apparatus comprising:a first antenna configured to perform wireless power transmission to a power receiving apparatus and perform wireless communication with the power receiving apparatus;
a second antenna configured to perform wireless communication with the power receiving apparatus, wherein the second antenna is different from the first antenna; and
one or more processors configured to:
communicate with the power receiving apparatus, by the first antenna, identification information of at least one of the power transmitting apparatus and the power receiving apparatus, wherein the identification information can be used for communicating by the second antenna;
determine whether or not a communication connection based on the identification information that is communicated by the first antenna is established via the second antenna;
perform wireless power transmission to the power receiving apparatus by the first antenna based on a determination that the communication connection based on the identification information that is communicated by the first antenna is established via the second antenna, and; and
restrict wireless power transmission to the power receiving apparatus based on a determination that the communication connection based on the identification information that is communicated by the first antenna is not established via the second antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,483,807

NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLY DEVICE AND NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLY METHOD

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A non-contact power supply device, comprising:an inverter circuit configured to convert power supplied from a direct current (DC) power supply into alternating current (AC) power;
a resonant circuit configured to supply the AC power to an external power receiving device in a non-contact manner;
a current sensor electrically connected the inverter circuit;
a voltage subtractor circuit configured to detect a voltage difference between a predetermined reference voltage and a voltage value of the AC power as detected by a voltage sensor in the external power receiving device;
a current subtractor circuit configured to detect a current difference between a predetermined reference current and a current value of the AC power as detected by the current sensor; and
a controller configured to control the inverter circuit to reduce the voltage difference and the current difference when the voltage is outside a predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 10,483,805

DEVICE FOR WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF DATA AND POWER

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device for wireless transmission of data and power between the device and another device of a system, in particular of a patient monitoring system, said device comprising:an identification unit for storing a unique identifier of the device,
a connector comprising:
a data transmission unit arranged for transmitting data to and/or receiving data from another device of the system having a counterpart connector,
a magnetic coupling unit for transmitting power to and/or receiving power from another device of the system having a counterpart connector by use of inductive coupling, and
a detection unit for detecting the strength of magnetic coupling between the magnetic coupling unit and a magnetic coupling unit of a counterpart connector of another device and for detecting the intensity of data received by the data transmission unit from a data transmission unit of the other device, and
a control unit for controlling the data transmission unit to transmit the unique identifier of the device to the other device and/or to receive the unique identifier of the other device, if i) the detected intensity of received data is above a data intensity threshold and/or its increase is above a data intensity increase threshold and ii) the detected magnetic coupling is above a magnetic coupling threshold and/or its increase is above a magnetic coupling increase threshold,wherein said magnetic coupling unit comprises:a flux concentrator, at least part of which having a U-shaped cross-section forming a recess between the legs of the U,
a first coil arranged within the recess of the flux concentrator, and
a second coil arranged outside of the recess in which the first coil is arranged, andwherein the magnetic coupling unit is arranged to allow stacking of devices upon each other so that the flux concentrator and the first coil of the device and the flux concentrator and a second coil of another device stacked upon the device together form a transformer for inductive power transmission there between and/or the flux concentrator and the second coil of the device and the flux concentrator and a first coil of another device stacked upon the device together form a transformer for inductive power transmission there between.

US Pat. No. 10,483,804

MONOTONIC WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER

MediaTek Inc., Hsin-Chu ...

1. At least one component for a wireless power transmitter or a wireless power receiver, the at least one component comprising:a mechanical structure and/or circuitry configured to maintain and/or adjust a coupling coefficient K between the wireless power transmitter and the wireless power receiver, a loaded quality factor Q of the wireless power receiver, or both, such that K times Q is less than a constant,
wherein the constant is between 0.8 and 1.0, inclusive.

US Pat. No. 10,483,803

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER AND METHOD FOR WIRELESSLY TRANSMITTING POWER

WITS Co., Ltd., Gyeonggi...

1. A wireless power transmitter comprising:a converter comprising switching elements forming a bridge circuit, wherein the converter is configured to output an alternating current (AC) voltage comprising a frequency determined according to an operating frequency of at least one switching element among the switching elements;
a resonator comprising an inductor and a capacitor, and configured to receive the AC voltage to wirelessly transmit power; and
a controller configured to output control signals controlling the switching elements so that
the converter performs a first mode operation in which an operating duty cycle is fixed and the operating frequency is varied, and
an operation of the converter is switched from the first mode operation to a second mode operation in which the operating frequency is fixed and the operating duty cycle is varied, in response to the operating frequency reaching a first reference frequency,
wherein the bridge circuit comprises half-bridge circuit comprising a first switch and a second switch connected to each other in series and alternately operated, and
wherein the converter comprises
an inductor comprising a first inductor terminal connected to a first source terminal of an input power source, and a second inductor terminal connected to a connection terminal between the first and second switches, and
an output capacitor comprising a first output capacitor terminal connected to one terminal of the half-bridge circuit, and a second output capacitor terminal connected to a second source terminal of the input power source and another terminal of the half-bridge circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,802

PEAK VOLTAGE DETECTION IN A DIFFERENTIALLY DRIVEN WIRELESS RESONANT TRANSMITTER

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A wireless power circuit comprising:(a) a series resonant circuit including a primary capacitor and an inductor coupled in series, the primary capacitor having first and second terminals and the inductor having first and second terminals, a first terminal of the inductor being coupled to a second terminal of the primary capacitor;
(b) a first half-bridge circuit having a terminal coupled to the first terminal of the capacitor;
(c) a second half-bridge circuit having a terminal coupled to the second terminal of the inductor;
(d) a summing circuit having a first summing terminal coupled to the first terminal of the inductor, a second summing terminal coupled to the second terminal of the inductor, and a center node terminal; and
(e) a peek-to-peek voltage detector having an input coupled to the center node terminal of the summing circuit and having a voltage detector output.

US Pat. No. 10,483,800

PORTABLE DEVICE, CHARGING DEVICE FOR SAME, AND CHARGING SYSTEM FOR PORTABLE DEVICE

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A portable device, comprising:an outer wall member exposed to outside; and
a power-receiving module at least partially arranged along a surface shape of the outer wall member, which receives power supplied by means of a resonance phenomenon, the power-receiving module including a power-receiving resonance coil having an outer circumferential side and an inner circumferential side opposite the outer circumferential side;
an electronic device disposed in a magnetic field space formed by the resonance phenomenon and having a magnetic field strength weaker than that in nearby portions, the magnetic field space being located within a space defined by the power-receiving resonance coil on the inner circumferential side of the power-receiving resonance coil; and
a magnetic member disposed between the electronic device and the power-receiving resonance coil and covering an inner circumferential surface of the power-receiving resonance coil, the magnetic member configured to reduce a magnetic field generated on the inner circumferential side of the power-receiving resonance coil.

US Pat. No. 10,483,795

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATION WITH AN ARRAY OF INVERTERS

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. A method for establishing communication between a controller and a plurality of inverters, the inverters configured to convert direct current (DC) power from an alternative energy source to AC power, the method comprising:receiving with an inverter of the plurality of inverters a response request transmitted by the controller via an AC line, the response request including a length of a response time window;
determining a random response time for the inverter based on the length of the response time window;
transmitting a response to the controller at the response time, the response including an identification of the inverter;
and
in response to receiving an acknowledgement from the controller in response to the transmitted response, updating the inverter's operation to ignore subsequent response requests from the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,483,789

METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR REGULATING VOLTAGE FLUCTUATIONS INDUCED BY AT LEAST ONE RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE

General Electric Technolo...

1. A method comprising:providing a renewable energy generation system;
providing a pilot node in an energy distribution network, wherein the pilot node is subject to departures from voltage limit values due to intermittency of operation of the renewable energy generation system;
providing an electrical energy storage unit in the energy distribution network;
connecting the renewable energy generation system to the pilot node, and operating the renewable energy system so as to induce an instantaneous voltage level at the pilot node and at a connection node that is in the energy distribution network and remote from the pilot node;
receiving a prediction of a mean voltage level induced at the pilot node by the renewable energy generation system over a time window;
controlling a charging power of the electrical energy storage unit over the time window so as to compensate for disturbances caused at the pilot node by variations in the instantaneous voltage level induced by the renewable energy generation system relative to the prediction of the mean voltage level over the time window;
wherein the controlling is effective to maintain a voltage level at the pilot node that is constant over the time window and corresponds to the prediction of the mean voltage level despite the variations of the instantaneous voltage caused by the renewable energy generation system.

US Pat. No. 10,483,788

CHARGING METHOD FOR SUB-MODULE BASED HYBRID CONVERTER

NR ELECTRIC CO., LTD, Ji...

1. A charging method for a sub-module based hybrid converter, wherein the charging method comprises the following specific steps:step (1): performing, by a converter, an uncontrolled charging process;
step (2): powering a full bridge sub-module based self-powered supply, and half-blocking full bridge sub-modules and blocking half bridge sub-modules after the powering succeeds;
step (3): performing, by the converter, a half-controlled charging process, and closing a bypass switch of a charging resistor after the half-controlled charging process is completed; and
step (4): performing, by the converter, a full-controlled charging process.

US Pat. No. 10,483,787

WIRELESS CHARGING APPARATUS BASED ON THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) WIRELESS CHARGING ZONE

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A wireless charging apparatus comprising:a plurality of transmitting coils included in a wireless charging zone in a three-dimensional (3D) form; and
at least one power source configured to supply a current to the plurality of transmitting coils,
wherein the at least one pair of transmitting coils are configured to form a quiet zone indicating a magnetic field having an equalized energy density in the wireless charging zone.

US Pat. No. 10,483,786

WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEMS WITH MULTICOIL RECEIVERS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A portable electronic device that is configured to receive wireless power transmitted from an array of tiled transmitting coils in a wireless power transmitting device, wherein the tiled transmitting coils are characterized by a center-to-center spacing, the portable electronic device comprising:a battery; and
wireless power receiving circuitry that includes an array of wireless power receiving coils and that includes rectifier circuitry that is configured to rectify alternating-current wireless power signals received by the array of wireless power receiving coils and to provide a corresponding direct-current voltage to the battery, wherein the wireless power receiving coils are laterally spaced from each other in a two-dimensional array, and wherein first, second, and third wireless power receiving coils of the array of wireless power receiving coils are respectively aligned with first, second, and third vertices of an equilateral triangle that has sides with lengths equal to half of the center-to-center spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,483,785

POWER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND POWER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LT...

1. A power information management device communicable with at least one other device and being able to perform one of mutual power supply and unidirectional power supply, comprising:a processor that sends a power-profile request to the at least one other device, requesting transmission of the power profiles, each specifying a value of electric power the power information management device is allowed to request the at least one other device to transmit, and no greater than the difference between the electric power supplied to the power information management device and the operating power of the power information management device,
the processor receiving the requested power profiles from the at least one other device in response to the sending of the power-profile request,
wherein the power profiles relate to power information of a plurality of devices including the power information management device and the at least one other device, and
wherein the received power profiles include at least one of:
a ratio between a full charge capacity of one device of the plurality of devices and a sum of residual quantities of electric power of each device of the plurality of devices, and
a ratio between a full charge capacity of one device of the plurality of devices and a sum of residual quantities of electric power of the plurality of devices other than one device;
the processor selecting one of the received power profiles as an optimal power profile based on a current operating mode or a current status of the power information management device;
the processor sending a request to the at least one other device for the transmission of the selected optimal power profile; and
the processor receiving electric power transmitted from the at least one other device corresponding to the electric power specified in the optimal power profile sent to the at least one other device.

US Pat. No. 10,483,784

WEARABLE, ACTIVITY-TRACKING SEX TOY, AND A METHOD FOR ITS USE

1. A method for tracking sexual movements, the method comprising:detecting, by at least one motion sensor incorporated in a sex toy, at least one motion of the sex toy;
calculating, by a processor coupled to a wireless communicator incorporated in the sex toy, at least one body movement of a user of the sex toy, based on the at least one motion of the sex toy;
determining, by the wireless communicator, a connection state to at least one computing device;
storing, by the processor, in a memory incorporated in the sex toy, the at least one body movement, based on the detected connection state.

US Pat. No. 10,483,781

ELECTRICALLY HEATED AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM

PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S....

1. A method of controlling an electrical system, the electrical system comprising a primary charging device comprising a first rechargeable power supply, and a portable device comprising a second rechargeable power supply, the method comprising:monitoring an ambient temperature adjacent the primary charging device;
determining a charging current, for charging the first rechargeable power supply of the primary charging device, in dependence on the ambient temperature; and
charging the first rechargeable power supply of the primary charging device at the determined charging current,
wherein:
when the ambient temperature is within a first predetermined temperature range, the charging current is less than about 0.1 C,
when the ambient temperature is within a second predetermined temperature range, the charging current is greater than about 0.1 C, and
when the ambient temperature is above a predetermined temperature, preventing the charging of the first rechargeable power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,483,777

AUXILIARY POWER SUPPLY DEVICE AND POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. An auxiliary power supply device comprising:a plurality of channels of auxiliary power supplies;
a charging circuit configured to charge the auxiliary power supplies, the charging circuit being connected to a main power supply; and
an auxiliary power supply switching circuit disposed between the charging circuit and positive electrode terminals of the plurality of channels of auxiliary power supplies and configured to switch one channel of auxiliary power supply connected to the charging circuit among the plurality of channels of auxiliary power supplies such that one auxiliary power supply that has been disconnected from the charging circuit is connected to the charging circuit and another auxiliary power supply that has been connected to the charging circuit is disconnected from the charging circuit, and to simultaneously switch one channel of auxiliary power supply connected to a power supply destination such that one auxiliary power supply that has been disconnected from the power supply destination is connected to the power supply destination, another auxiliary power supply that has been connected to the power supply destination is disconnected from the power supply destination, and the one channel of auxiliary power supply connected to the power supply destination does not match the one channel of auxiliary power supply connected to the charging circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,775

PRIVACY CHARGING STATION FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

1. A charging station, comprising:a container configured to house at least one electrical device within an internal space within said container;
at least one electrical outlet disposed within said container, said at least one electrical outlet configured to provide power to the at least one electrical device; and
a noise generator located within said internal space within said container, wherein the noise generator is configured to supply masking noise while the at least one electrical device is resident within said internal space.

US Pat. No. 10,483,773

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM EXTERNAL ADAPTER AND BATTERY SOURCE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A portable information handling system comprising:a housing;
a processor disposed in the housing and operable to execute instructions to process information;
a memory disposed in the housing and interfaced with the processor, the memory operable to store the information;
a display disposed in the housing and interfaced with the processor and memory, the display operable to present the information as visual images;
a power controller disposed in the housing and operable to accept external power and provide the external power to the processor, memory and display;
a port interfaced with the power controller and configured to accept a cable having power provided from an external power source;
a controller module separate from and external to the housing, the controller module having a cable configured to couple with the port, the controller module including a power controller circuit operable to coordinate power transfer with the power controller and lacking an integrated power source; and
a power source module separate from and external to the housing, the power source module removeably coupled to the controller module and interfaced with the power controller circuit, the power controller circuit controlling transfer of power between the power source module and the port;
wherein the controller module and power source module each have self-contained housings that removeably couple directly to each other to form a contiguous unit; and
wherein the controller module issues a warning if no external power is available from a power source module.

US Pat. No. 10,483,771

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HYBRID ENERGY HARVESTING FOR TRANSACTION CARDS

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A transaction card, comprising:a data storage device configured to supply account information to a transaction card terminal;
a first rechargeable power source configured to receive charging energy from the transaction card terminal during a transaction using the card;
a second rechargeable power source configured to receive energy from only the first rechargeable power source; and
a power controller configured to:
determine whether the second rechargeable power source requires recharging;
control a flow of energy from the first rechargeable power source to the second rechargeable power source; and
determine, in response to a request associated with the transaction, whether the transaction card has sufficient power to complete the transaction prior to conducting the transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,770

VEHICLE CHARGING STATION HAVING DEGRADED ENERGY STORAGE UNITS AND METHODS THEREOF

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A computer-implemented method for a charging station to provide power to a vehicle energy storage unit on an incoming vehicle, the method comprising:predicting power of the vehicle energy storage unit when the incoming vehicle arrives at the charging station;
determining power to be supplied by at least one energy storage unit on the charging station having a degraded state and power to be supplied by a power grid connected to the charging station based on the predicted power of the vehicle energy storage unit of the incoming vehicle;
based on the power to be supplied by the at least one energy storage unit having the degraded state, pre-filling the at least one energy unit before the vehicle arrives at the charging station based on a predetermined table, wherein the predetermined table comprises information about the at least one energy storage unit and corresponding fill time; and
providing the power to the vehicle energy storage unit from the at least one energy storage unit on the charging station, the power grid and a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,483,767

THIN FILM COIL AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

WITS Co., Ltd., Gyeonggi...

1. A thin film coil, comprising:a substrate having a first surface and a second surface and formed of an insulating layer;
a first spiral pattern including a plurality of first coil strands formed spirally on the first surface of the substrate and having at least a portion electrically connected in parallel;
a second spiral pattern including a plurality of second coil strands formed spirally on the second surface of the substrate and having at least a portion electrically connected in parallel, and electrically connected to the first spiral pattern;
a first contact pad electrically connected to all ends disposed outwardly of the plurality of first coil strands;
a second contact pad electrically connected to all ends disposed inwardly of the plurality of first coil strands;
a lead out pattern formed on the first surface of the substrate, and leading out of the first spiral pattern from an end disposed on an inner side of the first spiral pattern; and
a plurality of gyration vias passing through the substrate in a position adjacent to the lead out pattern, and connecting the first spiral pattern and the second spiral pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,483,766

POWER RECEIVER CIRCUIT

uBeam Inc., Marina del R...

1. A power receiver circuit device comprising:a power generating mechanism comprising power generating elements configured to generate alternating current signals;
one or more rectifier circuits, each rectifier circuit comprising a rectifier configured to generate a direct current signal from an alternating current signal and a diode;
one or more group circuits, each group circuit connecting a group of rectifier circuits in an electrical circuit to combine the direct current signals from the rectifier circuits in the group into a single direct current signal;
a step down converter connected to the one or more group circuits, the step down converter configured to convert a direct current signal to a direct current signal of a target voltage level;
an output switch connected to the step down converter;
a linear regulator connected to the step down converter; and
a microcontroller connected to the linear regulator and the output switch and configured to control the output switch, wherein the microcontroller is configured to open the output switch, enter a standby state, and send a message using a radio of the microcontroller that the voltage of the voltage of the direct current signal from the step down converter has dropped when the microcontroller determines that the voltage of the direct current signal from the step down converter falls below a predetermined a threshold voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,483,765

POWER GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING UNITS

1. A power generation and distribution system for a drilling rig comprising:an AC bus and a DC bus,
an AC generator electrically connected to the AC bus,
an AC bus load electrically connected to the AC bus,
a first power transformer configured to convert a plurality of voltage phases of the AC bus into a plurality of corresponding secondary side voltage phases,
a first unidirectional AC-DC power converter connected between the secondary side voltage phases of the first power transformer and the DC bus for supplying power to the DC bus,
one or more DC bus loads connected to the DC bus, and
a second AC-DC power converter connected between the DC bus and at least one of an auxiliary transformer winding of the first power transformer and a second power transformer for supplying power from the DC bus to the AC bus.

US Pat. No. 10,483,762

POWER TRANSMISSION NETWORK

GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLO...

1. A power transmission network comprising:an AC electrical network connected to a point of common coupling, the AC electrical network having a voltage, the point of common coupling being connectable to a further electrical device; and
a processing circuit comprising a phase locked loop, the processing circuit configured to receive and process a voltage of the point of common coupling to determine a phase difference between the voltages of the AC electrical network and the point of common coupling during an exchange of power between the AC electrical network and the point of common coupling, the phase locked loop comprising:
a phase detector,
a loop filter, an output of the loop filter being configured to provide a phase difference signal corresponding to the phase difference;
a first voltage controlled oscillator; and
a second voltage controlled oscillator configured to lock the phases of the voltages of the AC electrical network and the point of common coupling prior to the exchange of power between the AC electrical network and the point of common coupling;
wherein the phase locked loop is configured to switch between the first voltage controlled oscillator and second voltage controlled oscillator.

US Pat. No. 10,483,760

ENERGY STORAGE PEAK SHAVING OF ELECTRICAL POWER FOR FACILITIES

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method of shaving peak power consumption by a facility, the method comprising:determining a target peak demand setpoint for the facility, wherein the target peak demand setpoint is determined for a billing cycle;
measuring power consumed by the facility;
causing an electrical storage system (ESS) to be charged with power from a utility when the measured power consumption is below the target peak demand setpoint;
causing the ESS to discharge and provide power to the facility while the facility simultaneously receives power from the utility when the measured power consumption is above the target peak demand setpoint; and
dynamically updating, during the billing cycle, the target peak demand setpoint based on one or more changed conditions;
wherein the target peak demand setpoint is determined initially by (i) determining a first optimal target peak demand setpoint using first demand load data from a time period immediately prior to a current billing cycle, (ii) determining a second optimal target peak demand setpoint using second demand load data from a billing cycle from a historical time period, and (iii) weighting the first and second optimal target peak demand setpoints; and
wherein each of the first and second optimal target peak demand setpoints is determined using a process that (i) determines an initial target peak demand setpoint value by filtering out selected time segments and a nominal load from at least one of the first and second demand load data, (ii) iteratively modifies the initial target peak demand setpoint value according to one or more efficiency characteristics of the ESS until the modified target peak demand setpoint value is not economically feasible in view of the one or more efficiency characteristics of the ESS and one or more utility rates associated with the utility, and (iii) uses a last economically feasible target peak demand setpoint value among prior iterations as the first or second optimal target peak demand setpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,483,759

INTEGRATED MULTI-MODE LARGE-SCALE ELECTRIC POWER SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTRICAL GRID

ALENCON ACQUISITION CO., ...

1. An integrated multi-mode, large-scale electric power support system for providing an on demand electrical power from a renewable energy source comprising a renewable solar energy source or a renewable wind energy source and at least one stored energy source to an electrical grid or an on demand reactive power delivery to or absorption from the electrical grid, the integrated multi-mode, large-scale electric power support system comprising:a multi-mode controller for controlling a selection of each one of a plurality of system configurations for the integrated multi-mode, large-scale electric power support system responsive to a system mode request from the electrical grid;
a photovoltaic power station or a wind farm having a DC power capacity of supplying a minimum of 2,500 kW from a plurality of solar renewable energy string circuits or a plurality of wind renewable energy turbine power electronic blocks connected to a renewable energy DC power bus as a supply of a renewable energy DC current, each of the plurality of solar renewable energy string circuits comprising a plurality of photovoltaic modules and each of the plurality of wind renewable energy turbine power electronic blocks comprising a wind turbine and a wind turbine controller connected to an optimizer input of a renewable energy power optimizer, and an optimizer output of the renewable energy power optimizer connected to the renewable energy DC power bus, the optimizer output having a galvanic isolation with the optimizer input;
a plurality of system power modules, each of the plurality of system power modules comprising:
an at least one system stored energy DC power module, each of the at least one system stored energy DC power modules comprising:
an at least one stored energy DC power source selectively connectable to a power module DC BUS by a stored DC power source switching device controlled by the multi-mode controller for alternatively charging of the at least one stored energy DC power source or a supply of a stored energy DC current from the at least one stored energy DC power source dependent upon the selection of each one of the plurality of system configurations;
a current controller module having a controller input connected across the power module DC BUS and a controller output connected across the power module DC BUS;
a renewable energy switching device for selectively connecting the renewable energy DC power bus to the power module DC BUS dependent upon the selection of each one of the plurality of system configurations;
an inverter/charge module comprising an AC three phase solid state inverter with an inverter gating control circuit for each one of a plurality of solid state switching devices in the AC three phase solid state inverter, the AC three phase solid state inverter having an inverter/charge DC input alternatively connectable to the power module DC BUS in an inverter polarity or a charge circuit reversed polarity dependent upon the selection of each one of the plurality of system configurations, and an inverter/charge AC three phase output producing a three phase AC output currents in each one of a plurality of AC three phase solid state inverters in the plurality of system power modules; and
an inverter or charge circuit switching device for selectively connecting the controller output to the inverter polarity or the charge circuit reversed polarity dependent upon the selection of each one of the plurality of system configurations; and
a phase shifting transformation network having a transformation multi-phase output connected to the inverter/charge AC three phase output in each of the plurality of system power modules and a transformation multi-phase input connected to the electrical grid having a three phase grid voltage;
whereby the inverter/charge AC three phase output of the AC three phase solid state inverter in each one of the plurality of system power supply modules operates synchronously with the three phase grid voltage when: at least either the supply of the renewable energy DC current or the supply of the stored energy DC current is processed by the current controller module for a grid delivery of the supply of the renewable or the stored energy DC current; or a reactive power is absorbed from the electrical grid or supplied to the electrical grid, and a commutation of the plurality of solid state switching devices in each one of the plurality of AC three phase solid state inverters is sequenced to produce the three phase AC output currents from each one of the plurality of AC three phase solid state inverters and the phase shifting transformation network for phase shifting the three phase AC output currents from all of the plurality of AC three phase solid state inverters to produce a three phase AC grid-injected currents with waveforms having a decreased total harmonic distortion as the number of the plurality of AC three phase solid state inverters is increased.

US Pat. No. 10,483,757

FAST-ACTING POWER PROTECTION SYSTEM INCORPORATING DISCRETE MOSFETS AND CONTROL IC ON HYBRID SUBSTRATES AND METHOD OF OPERATING THEREOF

Manufacturing Networks In...

1. A method of protecting an electrical device from a power surge, the method comprising the steps of:connecting an input terminal of a fast-acting power protector to an electrical source, wherein the fast-acting power protector incorporates a current-limiting block control unit as a universal control IC core chip mounted on a first hybrid substrate, an NMOS-based power switch unit mounted on a separate second hybrid substrate, and an output voltage clamp either integrated into the universal control IC core chip or connected to the universal control IC core chip as a separate unit, wherein the current-limiting block control unit and the NMOS-based power switch unit constitute a current limiting block;
connecting an output terminal of the fast-acting power protector to the electrical device for power surge protection;
determining whether an incoming electrical current multiplied by a sense resistor value (Rsense) is approximately equal to a surge protection trigger voltage (Vos) for a current trip;
if the incoming electrical current multiplied by the sense resistor value (Rsense) is approximately equal to the surge protection trigger voltage (Vos) for the current trip:
using at least one MOSFET and optionally at least one reverse-protection diode in the current limiting block to reduce or shut down the incoming electrical current as a current or voltage surge protection; and
if a voltage coming out of the current limiting block is surging higher than a clamp output voltage of the output voltage clamp at the output terminal of the fast-acting power protector:
holding down the voltage coming out of the current limiting block to the clamp output voltage at the output terminal to the clamp output voltage of the output voltage clamp as a voltage surge protection of the electrical device connected to the output terminal of the fast-acting power protector.

US Pat. No. 10,483,754

FAULT DETECTION AND LOCATION IN NESTED MICROGRIDS

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A microgrid comprising:a plurality of switching devices;
a plurality of distribution line segments, each distribution line segment coupled to at least one switching device of the plurality of switching devices;
a plurality of measuring devices, each measuring device corresponding to one of the plurality of switching devices; and
at least one distributed energy resource (DER) coupled to one of the plurality of distribution line segments;
a network controller configured to:
receive measurements from the plurality of measurement devices,
determine a fault is occurring within the microgrid using the measurements,
assign a topology classification to each of the plurality of distribution line segments based on whether a load or a DER is coupled to the distribution line segment following the determining a fault is occurring,
assign a proximity classification to said each of the plurality of distribution line segments based on whether a fault current may flow through the distribution line segment in one direction or two directions following the determining a fault is occurring,
determine fault location using the topology classification and the proximity classification, and
isolate the fault by transmitting open commands at least one of the plurality of switching devices closest to the fault.

US Pat. No. 10,483,748

JUNCTION BOX AND NETWORK FOR DISTRIBUTING ENERGY

1. A junction box for energy distribution, comprising an input, at least one output, an electronic switch, and a mechanical isolator that is connected in series to the electronic switch, wherein the input is connected to the at least one output by the mechanical isolator so as to transmit energy, wherein the junction box comprises an internal evaluating unit having at least one processor, a data storage device, a first control output in communication with the electronic switch for controlling an operational state of the electronic switch, and a second control output in communication with the mechanical isolator for controlling an operational state of the mechanical isolator, and wherein an evaluating program is stored in the data storage device and said evaluating program is provided for being performed by the at least one processor to control the operational state of the mechanical isolator and the transmission of energy to the at least one output.

US Pat. No. 10,483,747

DETECTION OF AN ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM FAULT DIRECTION USING TRAVELING WAVES

Schweitzer Engineering La...

13. A method for detecting a fault in an electric power delivery system, comprising:receiving a plurality of representations of electrical conditions associated with at least a portion of the electric power delivery system;
detecting a traveling wave event based on the plurality of representations of electrical conditions;
calculating an energy value of the traveling wave event during an accumulation period based on the detection of the traveling wave;
determining a maximum energy value and a minimum energy value of the energy value during the accumulation period;
determining a fault direction based on the maximum energy value and the minimum energy value;
declaring the fault based on the determined fault direction; and
implementing a protective action based on the declaration of the fault.

US Pat. No. 10,483,746

COVER AND PROCESS TO COVER A SECTION OF AT LEAST ONE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTOR

GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSIO...

1. A cover for at least one electrical conductor,with at least two cover parts made of an electrically insulating material,
wherein a first cover part and a second cover part have at least one passage opening, each to guide through one of the electrical conductors that are present,
wherein no location on the periphery has a gap opening between a bordering wall of the respective passage opening and an outside surface of the respective electrical conductor that is guided through whose dimension is greater than a specified cross sectional profile,
wherein the cover has at least one connection location at which two of the cover parts that are present are detachably connected with one another in a force-fit and/or positive-fit manner without using separate connection elements,
and wherein the cover completely surrounds a section of the at least one conductor when the connection is made between the cover parts; and
wherein the cover has a third cover part having a tubular shape, the third cover part being connected at a first connection location with the first cover part and at a second connection location with the second cover part, the third cover part being elastically deformable and the first cover part and the second cover part are rigid.

US Pat. No. 10,483,745

METHODS OF MAKING MOISTURE-RESISTANT DOWNHOLE ELECTRICAL FEEDTHROUGHS

1. A method of forming a downhole electrical feedthrough package, the method comprising:combining at least two of the four components selected from Bi2O3, B2O3, MO, and optionally REO to form a glass mixture;
heating the glass mixture to approximately 650 to 1400 degrees Celsius;
quenching the heated glass mixture in de-ionized water bath to form glass frits;
sintering the glass frits with hollow cylinder shape and fitted into a conduit of a metal shell to form an electrical feedthrough assembly;
firing the electrical feedthrough assembly at first temperature (T1) for a first time period to form a dielectric seal and to provide a first thermal energy to the dielectric seal;
heating the electrical feedthrough assembly at second temperature (T2) for a second time period to provide a second thermal energy to the dielectric seal;
cooling the dielectric seal of the electrical feedthrough assembly to ambient temperature for a third time period; and
integrating two isolators into the conduit so that the dielectric seal is in contact with at least one of the isolators.

US Pat. No. 10,483,743

CABLE HOLDING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A cable holding device for holding a cable, comprising:a first member that has a first through hole through which the cable is to pass;
a second member that has a second through hole through which the cable is to pass; and
a fixing screw that fixes the second member to the first member in such a condition that the second through hole partially overlaps the first through hole to hold the cable by an inner periphery of the first through hole and an inner periphery of the second through hole,
wherein the second member is moved relative to the first member by a rotation of the fixing screw,
wherein the first member comprises a guide tab,
wherein the second member comprises a slide lever,
wherein the guide tab and the slide lever each extend in an axial direction of the cable, and
wherein a screw through hole through which the fixing screw is to pass is formed in one of the guide tab of the first member and the slide lever of the second member, and a female threaded hole, which is to engage with the fixing screw, is formed in another of the guide tab of the first member and the slide lever of the second member.

US Pat. No. 10,483,742

CABLE/LEAD INSERTION UNIT

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A cable/lead insertion unit for inserting and passing through at least one lead into and through a wall opening of a housing wall, comprising:an insertion sleeve for insertion into the wall opening,
a bearing flange protruding radially outwards from the insertion sleeve,
a clamp part configured to be screwed onto the insertion sleeve in the direction of the bearing flange, and
a locking plate including a safety dog insertable into a locking opening in the housing wall,
wherein the insertion sleeve includes a fastening portion situated opposite the clamp part,
wherein the fastening portion comprises a single partially circumferential thread turn, by which a clamping element can be brought into engagement for pressing the bearing flange onto a rim of the wall opening,
wherein the locking plate is configured to be fitted onto the insertion sleeve between the clamping element and the housing wall.

US Pat. No. 10,483,739

TEMPORARY WIRING PORTAL ASSEMBLY

1. A temporary wiring portal assembly being configured to inhibit finish wiring from being covered during drywall installation, said assembly comprising:a wall stud having a lateral surface and a front surface, said front surface having drywall being positioned thereon;
a junction box being removably fastened to said wall stud prior to installing drywall, said junction box having an input port and an output port, said junction box having a conductor extending into said input port and out of said output port; and
a tube being removably coupled to said output port, said tube having a length of at least 10.0 cm such that said tube extends outwardly beyond said front surface of said wall stud when said junction box is removably fastened to said wall stud, said tube requiring the drywall be installed around said tube when the drywall is fastened to said front surface of said wall stud thereby inhibiting the conductor from being covered by the drywall, wherein said tube is removed from said output port when the drywall is installed thereby facilitating the conductor to be accessible for trim installation.

US Pat. No. 10,483,738

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX AND WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. An electrical connection box, comprising:a substrate assembly that has a substrate on which an electronic component is provided and a conductive member extended from the substrate, the substrate and the conductive member being assembled to each other; and
a housing comprising a housing space portion that is internally formed to house the substrate assembly, and:
an insertion hole that communicates internally and externally with the housing space portion to receive the conductive member along an insertion direction,
a first flexible rib that is extended along the insertion direction, elastically deformable along first and second deforming directions that are opposite to each other and cross the insertion direction, and restricts movement of the substrate assembly towards the first deforming direction,
a second flexible rib that is extended along the insertion direction, elastically deformable along the first and second deforming directions, and restricts movement of the substrate assembly towards the second deforming direction, and
a boss portion that is extended along the insertion direction and restricts movement of the substrate assembly along both the first and second deforming directions.

US Pat. No. 10,483,736

MODULAR PUSH SWITCH MECHANISM

1. A switch device comprising:a device housing configured to be installed in an outlet box, the device housing including front portion and a back body portion;
a switch assembly disposed in the device housing, the switch assembly including a switch actuator having a user-accessible surface and coupled to the front portion, the user accessible surface including an indicator element disposed therein, the switch actuator also including an interior channel optically coupled to the indicator element, wherein the switch actuator includes a light transmitting element having a first optical port and a second optical port, the first port being coupled to the indicator element and the second port being coupled to the interior channel, and wherein the first optical port is substantially aligned with a predetermined axis of the device housing and the second optical port is substantially offset from the predetermined axis; and
a modular lighting assembly removably coupled to the back body portion at a fixed position so that a light emitting portion of the modular lighting assembly is disposed within the interior channel and optically coupled to the indicator element.

US Pat. No. 10,483,724

PANEL HOLDER FOR FASTENING A PANEL TO A HOUSING FRAME OF A SWITCHGEAR CABINET, AND CORRESPONDING SWITCHGEAR CABINET

1. A panel holder for fastening a panel on a housing frame of a switchgear cabinet, comprising wherein the panel holder is an open clip, which has two free push-in portions, which can be braced against one another for engagement in a recess of a housing frame, wherein the push-in portions are connected to one another by means of a fastening flange for a panel, said flange having a threaded passage, and wherein the fastening flange is arranged at a distance from one of the push-in portions and the threaded passage is arranged in alignment with the one push-in portion, such that a screw screwed in through the threaded passage impinges on the one push-in portion aligned with the threaded passage and thus braces the two push-in portions against one another; andthe one push-in portion aligned with the threaded passage has a deflector face for a screw screwed in through the threaded passage, which, at least in a relaxed state of the panel holder, extends nonparallel and at an angle between 10° and 60° in relation to the fastening flange.

US Pat. No. 10,483,718

ULTRA-LOW NOISE, HIGHLY STABLE SINGLE-MODE OPERATION, HIGH POWER, BRAGG GRATING BASED SEMICONDUCTOR LASER

Morton Photonics, Inc., ...

1. A laser comprising:a semiconductor gain chip to generate light; and
a waveguide external cavity having a first end and a second end and including an integrated Bragg grating to reflect at least a portion of the light
wherein a first end of the gain chip has a high reflectivity facet forming a first end of a laser cavity; a second end of the gain chip has a low reflectivity facet, allowing light generated from the gain chip to be coupled to the first end of the waveguide external cavity,
wherein the physical length of the Bragg grating is greater than 20 mm and occupies at least 75% of the physical length of the waveguide external cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,483,715

LASER SUPPORT FOR SEMICONDUCTOR LASER FIXATION AND LASER SUPPORT ELEMENT ASSEMBLY

North Inc., Kitchener, O...

1. A laser holder comprising:a substantially cylindrical body, the body comprising:
a front end having a first aperture having a first diameter to transmit a laser beam produced by a semiconductor laser element, the first diameter to be smaller than a diameter of the laser beam;
a back end having a second aperture, the first aperture and the second aperture arranged along an axis;
a first group of windows arranged radially in a first plane, the first plane substantially perpendicular to the axis, the first group of windows at least partially fillable with an adhesive to fasten the semiconductor laser element to the body and each window of the first group of windows comprising an external cylindrical portion and an internal cylindrical portion, the internal cylindrical portion closer to the axis than the external cylindrical portion, the cross section of the internal cylindrical portion to be larger than the cross section of the external cylindrical portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,713

LASER APPARATUS AND MEASUREMENT UNIT

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A measurement unit comprising:a measuring device configured to measure a second delay time, the second delay time being a time period from an oscillation start timing at which a first delay time elapses to a timing at which a wavelength of laser light, outputted on a basis of a supplied current by a quantum cascade laser at the oscillation start timing, is equal to a predetermined wavelength, the measuring device including:
a chamber disposed in an optical path of the laser light, the chamber containing a CO2 gas, the chamber configuring a CO2 amplifier;
a photosensor disposed in the optical path of the laser light, the photosensor being configured to output a sensor signal; and
a waveform measuring device configured to measure a waveform of the sensor signal, the sensor signal corresponding to an intensity of the laser light outputted from the CO2 amplifier that is in a state where the CO2 gas is unexcited; and
a measurement controller configured to control, on a basis of a plurality of oscillation parameters, oscillation of the quantum cascade laser, the measurement controller being configured to vary the second delay time to output specific oscillation information, the oscillation parameters including the first delay time, a current waveform of the supplied current, and a device temperature of the quantum cascade laser, the second delay time being varied by varying one or more of the oscillation parameters excluding the first delay time, the specific oscillation information being information on the oscillation parameters that are at a timing at which the second delay time reaches a predetermined time.

US Pat. No. 10,483,710

MULTILAYER ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

AUROMA TECHNOLOGIES, CO.,...

1. A multilayer electrode assembly comprising:a first dielectric material having an exterior surface and an interior surface, wherein the first dielectric material is shaped so as to form a channel defined by the interior surface; and
a layered structure comprising:
a first metal layer disposed adjacent to a first portion of the exterior surface of the first dielectric material; and
a second metal layer disposed adjacent to a second portion of the exterior surface of the first dielectric material, wherein the first metal layer is disposed in a first spaced relationship with the second metal layer in the layered structure;
wherein an electric field is generated in the channel of the first dielectric material when a voltage is applied to the multilayer electrode assembly by a drive electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,709

SUB-NANOSECOND BROAD SPECTRUM GENERATING LASER SYSTEM

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION...

1. A method of enhancing properties of sub-nanosecond pulses comprising:coupling pulsed signal light at a first wavelength into a bulk gain medium, thereby guiding input sub-nanosecond pulses of the signal light through the bulk gain medium in a single pass, wherein each input sub-nanosecond pulse of the signal light has a first pulse duration, first spectral width and first pulse peak power; and
coupling pump light at a second wavelength, which is different from the first wavelength, into the bulk gain medium while guiding the sub-nanosecond pulses there through, thereby outputting sub-nanosecond pulses at the first wavelength such that each output sub-nanosecond pulse has a:
second pulse duration shorter than the first pulse duration,
second spectral width broader than the first spectral width, and
second pulse peak power higher than the first pulse peak power; and
generating the signal light by pico- or femtosecond TM:II-VI lasers prior to the coupling of the input sub-nanosecond pulses into the bulk gain medium such that the first peak power of the sub-nanosecond pulses at least equals to a critical power (PC) for self-focusing in the bulk gain medium, the bulk gain medium being selected from TM:II-VI nanocrystals or polycrystals which are made from Cr:ZnS, Cr:ZnSe, Cr:CdS, Fe:ZnSe or Fe:ZnS.

US Pat. No. 10,483,708

ENDOSCOPE HAVING A ROTATABLE ELECTRIC CONNECTING ELEMENT

SCHOLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH, ...

1. An endoscope (1) comprising:two functional units (2a, 2b) which are rotatable in relation to each other about a common axis of rotation (8);
an electric connecting element (3) by which the two functional units (2a, 2b) are electrically connected or connectable to one another, the connecting element (3) includes a flexible portion (4) that is placed into a winding (7),
the connecting element (3) has a first rigid portion (5) and a second rigid portion (6), and the flexible portion (4) is a central flexible portion (4) that connects the first rigid portion (5) and the second rigid portion (6) to each other, and
at least one of the first rigid portion (5) or the second rigid portion (6) protrudes over the central flexible portion (4) in a direction of the axis of rotation (8), and the first rigid portion (5) and the second rigid portion (6) overlap only in a region of the central flexible portion (4).

US Pat. No. 10,483,704

CABLE WITH MULTIPLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Kurt Solland, Goodyear, ...

1. A cable for connecting various devices, the cable comprising:a first connector and a second connector, a cord connecting the first connector to the second connector;
the first connector including a body and a plug head;
the body having a first end connected to the cord and an opposite second end;
the body being u-shaped and including a first prong and a second prong;
the first prong including a first set of electrical contacts and the second prong including a second set of electrical contacts;
the plug head including a plug head and a first plug and a second plug;
the first plug being secured to the plug head and the second plug being secured to the plug head, the first plug being located on an opposite side of the plug head from the second plug;
the plug head having a third set of electrical contacts electrically connected to the first plug and a fourth set of electrical contacts electrically connected to the second plug;
the plug head being rotatably secured between the first prong and the second prong of the body;
wherein, in a first position, the first set of electrical contacts and the second set of electrical contacts align with and electrically connect to the third set of electrical contacts; and
wherein, in a second position, the first set of electrical contacts and the second set of electrical contacts align with and electrically connect to the fourth set of electrical contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,483,702

HIGH SPEED COMMUNICATION JACK

SENTINEL CONNECTOR SYSTEM...

1. A high speed communication jack comprising:a housing including a port for accepting a plug, the port including a plurality of pins each connected to a corresponding signal line in the plug;
a shielding case surrounding the housing;
a circuit board disposed in part between the shielding case and the housing, wherein the circuit board comprises
a substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side,
a plurality of pin vias extending through the substrate where each of the pin vias is configured to accommodate a pin on the housing,
a plurality of traces on the first side of the substrate where each trace extends from a corresponding one of the plurality of pin vias;
a shielding trace layer disposed on the first side of the substrate including a pair of shielding tabs disposed on opposite edges of the first side of the substrate and a shielding trace disposed on the first side of the substrate opposite the first plurality of pin vias where the shielding trace extends between and connects the shielding tabs,
a shielding plane on the second side of the substrate,
a plurality of return vias extending through the substrate with each of the return vias connecting the shielding trace layer and the shielding plane,
wherein, a height, width, length and spacing of at least two traces are adjusted such that an impedance of the at least two traces is substantially the same.

US Pat. No. 10,483,701

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ASSEMBLY WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR MOUNTED AND OVERMOLDED ON AN ELECTRIC CABLE, ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION METHOD

RAYDIALL, Voiron (FR)

1. Electrical connection assembly comprising:an electric cable comprising:
at least one central conductor;
an electrically insulating outer sheath surrounding the central conductor(s);
an electrical connector comprising:
a housing;
an outer contact (extending along at least one longitudinal axis (X), the outer contact being mounted in the housing;
at least one central contact extending at least along the longitudinal axis (X), the central contact(s) being mounted inside the outer contact with interpositioning of an electrically insulating body, the central contact(s) being provided with at least one portion that is crimped around the bare free end of the central conductor(s) of the cable;
an electrically conductive jacket surrounding the inside of the housing, the central contact(s) and the outer contact at least over the length, along the X axis, of the portion that is crimped around the free crimped end of the central conductor(s), by forming a cavity that is practically or fully closed;
a sealing and mechanical retention joint overmolded both between the jacket and a part of the housing, between the housing part and part of the sheath of the cable, and around said parts.

US Pat. No. 10,483,700

ALL-IN-ONE ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR

ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC., ...

1. An all-in-one electrical receptacle connector comprising:an audio connector body comprising a tubular portion and a protruding block outwardly extending from one of two ends of the tubular portion, wherein an audio insertion groove and a connector insertion groove are on a surface of the protruding block, and the connector insertion groove is adjacent to the audio insertion groove; an audio fixation groove and a connector fixation groove are on the other end of the tubular portion, and the connector fixation groove is adjacent to the audio fixation groove; the audio fixation groove is in communication with the audio insertion groove, and the connector fixation groove is in communication with the connector insertion groove;
an audio connector component at the audio fixation groove;
an electrical connector at the connector fixation groove, wherein the electrical connector is a Micro USB electrical connector, a USB t e-C electrical connector, or a HDMI electrical connector;
a separation board, wherein the audio connector component and the electrical connector are on the separation board;
a printed circuit board stacked on the separation board; and
a flexible board stacked on the printed circuit board, wherein pins are extending from a bottom portion of the audio connector component and a bottom portion of the electrical connector, and through holes are on the separation board, the printed circuit board, and the flexible board for being inserted by and soldered with the pins.

US Pat. No. 10,483,697

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING TRANSFORMER WITH WINDING WIRES OF DIFFERENT DIAMETERS

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing; and
an inserting module positioned in the insulative housing and including a transformer, the transformer comprising:
a toroidal magnetic core having a central opening; and
a first and second wire groups each including plural wires, each wire having a central portion, a first end, and an opposite second end, the central portions of each wire group wound around the magnetic core through the central opening; wherein
the first and second wire groups joint to function as a primary winding and a secondary winding of the transformer, and a wire diameter of each of the plural wires of the secondary winding is greater than a wire diameter of each of the plural wires of the primary winding.

US Pat. No. 10,483,695

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR TRANSMITTING HIGH FREQUENCY SIGNALS

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing forming opposite upper and lower surfaces in a vertical direction and including a plurality of passageways extending therethrough in the vertical direction;
a plurality of contacts retained in the corresponding passageways, respectively;
each of said contacts including:
an upstanding section retained to the housing, a spring arm extending from an upper region of the upstanding section above the upper surface with a contacting region, and a mounting leg extending from a lower region of the upstanding section around the lower surface; and
a plurality of solder balls attached under the mounting legs, respectively; wherein
each contact further includes an extension extending from the upper region of the upstanding section and beside the spring arm; wherein
the extension is essentially located between the spring arm and the upper surface of the housing in the vertical direction, and the spring arm and the extension are at least partially overlapped with each other in the vertical direction; wherein
the spring arm is downwardly deflectable while the extension is stationary.

US Pat. No. 10,483,694

LOCK-IN SECURABLE ELECTRICAL PLUG ADAPTER AND METHOD OF USE

1. A power adapter comprising:an adapter body having a first surface and a second surface;
a female receptacle in the first surface of the adapter body comprising a pair of female power prong receptacles and a female ground prong receptacle;
male prongs extending from the second surface of the adapter body comprising a pair of male power prongs and a ground prong;
a pair of locking arms each ending in a respective first and second plug latch, said pair of locking arms located within said adapter body and configured to secure male prongs of a plug inserted into said pair of female power prong receptacles of said first surface of the adapter body by inserting said first and second plug latches into holes located within said male prongs of said plug; and
a button configured to selectively release said locking arms from said male prongs of said plug.

US Pat. No. 10,483,692

LEVERY-TYPE CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A lever-type connector, comprising:a housing having a support shaft projecting therefrom; and
a lever including a bearing to be supported on the housing by receiving the support shaft, an operating portion disposed to receive an applied force during a connecting operation, and a cam groove to be engaged with a cam follower of a mating housing and configured to assist connection of the housing and the mating housing by rotation about the bearing,
wherein:
an axial center of the cam follower engaged with the cam groove is offset toward the operating portion with respect to an axial center of the bearing in a direction perpendicular to a connecting direction of the housing and the mating housing;
the operating portion of the lever moves toward the mating housing as the lever is rotated from a partial locking position to a full locking position, and the housing and the mating housing are connected properly at the full locking position; and
the cam groove extends from a starting part where the cam groove is open on an outer peripheral edge of a cam portion of the lever to a final part, the final part of the cam groove and the operating portion of the lever being located on a same side of the lever with respect to the axial center of the bearing at least when the lever is at the partial locking position.

US Pat. No. 10,483,681

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM MOBILE ADAPTER WITH ROTATIONAL CABLE MANAGEMENT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A mobile peripheral adapter comprising:a first circular housing portion having plural port openings;
a second circular housing portion having a cable opening, the second circular housing portion rotationally coupled to the first circular housing portion;
plural ports disposed at the plural port openings, each port operable to accept a predetermined cable plug;
electronic components disposed in the first circular housing and operable to convert information to one or more protocols for communication through one or more of the plural ports; and
a cable terminating at one end at the electronic components and at an opposing end at a plug, the cable routing from the electronic components into the second circular housing along a cable guide and to the cable opening, the cable extending from the cable opening as rotation of the first and second housing portions brings the cable guide into alignment with the cable opening, the cable retracting into the cable opening as rotation of the first and second housing portions brings the cable guide out of alignment with the cable opening;
wherein the plural ports include at least plural video ports and plural data ports, the plural video and data ports communicating information in a protocol other than a protocol associated with the cable, the video ports coupled to a video circuit board, the data ports coupled to a communication circuit board separate from the video circuit board, the cable having video wirelines coupled directly to the video circuit board that communicate video information and all other wirelines coupled to the communications circuit board, the communication circuit board providing power and ground to the video circuit board through a flexible cable.

US Pat. No. 10,483,679

COMBINATION RECEPTACLE

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A combination receptacle comprising:a first universal serial bus (USB) port having a first type;
a second USB port having a second type;
a shutter structured to have a first state to allow access to the first USB port and block access to the second USB port and a second state to block access to the first USB port and allow access to the second USB port;
circuitry structured to control and provide power to the first and second USB ports,
wherein the first USB port is a USB Type-C power delivery (PD) port and the second USB port is a USB Type-C non-PD port, and
wherein the circuitry is structured to provide a power profile including 5V, 9V, 12V, 15V, and 20V to the first USB port and to provide power at 5V to the second USB port.

US Pat. No. 10,483,677

CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A connector, comprising:a housing body having a front end that is connectable to a mating housing and having a reference surface extending substantially along a longitudinal direction;
an arm body extending substantially along the longitudinal direction; and
at least one leg coupling an intermediate location of the arm body in the longitudinal direction and the reference surface,
an area on a front side of the intermediate location of the arm body that is coupled to the leg defining a lock and an area on a rear side of the intermediate location of the arm body that is coupled to the leg and substantially opposite to the front side defining a releasing portion; and
in a process of connecting the housing body to the mating housing, the area on the first side of the intermediate location of the arm body initially deflects away from the reference surface and then resiliently returns so that the lock locks a mating lock on the mating housing, whereas the releasing portion is displaced toward the reference surface for separating the lock from the mating lock and releasing a locked state with the mating lock when the arm body is inclined with the leg defining a support, and wherein
the leg is inclined forward from the reference surface toward the arm body.

US Pat. No. 10,483,672

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM MOBILE ADAPTER WITH VIDEO AND COMMUNICATIONS CIRCUIT BOARDS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A mobile peripheral adapter comprising:a circular housing having plural port openings;
plural ports disposed at the plural port openings, each port operable to accept a predetermined output cable plug;
a first circuit board disposed in the circular housing having a first set of components operable to convert information from a first communication protocol to one or more communication output protocols for communication through one or more of the plural ports;
a second circuit board disposed in the circular housing having a second set of components operable to convert information from the first communication protocol to one or more video output protocols for communication through one or more of the plural ports;
a cable terminating at one end with plural wirelines and at an opposing end at a cable plug associated with the first communication protocol, the cable having a first set of wirelines coupled to the first circuit board to communicate information between the cable plug and the first set of components and a second set of wirelines coupled to the second circuit board to communicate information between the cable plug and the second set of components, the second set of wirelines only communicating video information; and
a flexible cable coupled between the first and second circuit boards to provide power and ground from the first circuit board to the second circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,483,659

GROUNDING CLIP FOR BONDED VANES

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A grounding clip for an organic matrix composite guide vane with a metallic sheath comprising:the organic matrix composite guide vane comprising a body having a leading edge and a trailing edge opposite the leading edge and a root end extending between said leading end edge and said trailing edge;
the metallic sheath attached proximate said leading edge and extending to said root end;
a metallic attachment fitting having a receiver configured to receive said root end of said organic matrix composite guide vane for coupling said organic matrix composite guide vane to said metallic attachment fitting; and
the grounding clip coupled to said sheath proximate said root end; wherein said grounding clip is electrically connected to said metallic attachment fitting and said metallic sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,483,658

WEIGHT REDUCED SWAGE PARALLEL GROOVE CLAMP

AFL Telecommunications LL...

1. A method for installing a clamp, the method comprising:inserting at least one cable into at least one tap of the clamp, the clamp having a pre-installation size and including a body, the at least one tap defined in the body, and at least one indentation defined in an outermost surface of the body;
providing the clamp into a radial swage press apparatus, the radial swage press apparatus comprising a yoke, a die block, a die disposed between the yoke and the die block, and at least one die insert, the at least one die insert having an inner surface which corresponds to a shape of the at least one indentation;
crimping the clamp with the radial swage press apparatus such that the resulting crimped clamp has an installation size which is less than the pre-installation size and includes the body, the at least one tap, and the at least one indentation.

US Pat. No. 10,483,651

TRANSMIT-ARRAY ANTENNA COMPRISING A MECHANISM FOR REORIENTING THE DIRECTION OF THE BEAM

RADIALL, Aubervillers (F...

1. A transmit-array radiofrequency antenna comprising:a support;
a transmit-array arranged in a transmission plane, the transmit-array comprising a printed circuit and a plurality of basic cells produced in a central zone of the printed circuit,
at least one focal source, fixed on the support and arranged at the focal length from the array;
a displacement mechanism for moving the transmit-array, the mechanism being connected to the support and being adapted to translationally move the transmit-array in at least one of the two directions in the transmission plane, the displacement mechanism being connected to the printed circuit in its peripheral zone;
wherein the displacement mechanism comprises:
two servomotors;
two first pantograph devices, each comprising two deformable parallelograms each formed by four articulation segments connected pairwise by a flexible articulation forming a pivot link and one of the segments of which is common to the two parallelograms,
in which displacement mechanism, the common segment of each of the two first pantograph devices is connected to one of the two servomotors, whereas one of the segments parallel to the common segment is fixed on the printed circuit in its peripheral zone and the other one of the segments parallel to the common segment is fixed on the support, the connection between each of the common segments with one of the two servomotors being carried out such that one of the servomotors may move the common segment of one of the two first devices and hence move the printed circuit in approximately one of the two directions (X) in the transmission plane, whereas the other one of the servomotors may move the common segment of one of the two first devices and hence move the printed circuit in approximately the other one of the two directions (Y) in the transmission plane.

US Pat. No. 10,483,650

LENSED ANTENNAS FOR USE IN CELLULAR AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A multi-beam antenna, comprising:a radio frequency (“RF”) lens;
a plurality of radiating elements that are orbitally arranged part of the way around a first side of the RF lens,
wherein the radiating elements are arranged in a plurality of rows and columns, where each row extends in a respective arc in a respective one of a plurality of horizontal planes and each column extends in a respective arc in a respective one of a plurality of vertical planes,
wherein the multi-beam antenna is configured for multi-input-multi-output transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,483,646

ANTENNA DEVICE

SUMIDA CORPORATION, (JP)...

1. An antenna device comprising:a core formed from a magnetic material;
a terminal mounting unit arranged adjacent to one side of the core, the terminal mounting unit having a sidewall member, the sidewall member including opposite sides and a plurality of through holes, each of the plurality of through holes extending from one of the opposite sides to the other of the opposite sides;
a coil which is arranged on an outer circumference of the core, the coil being a wound conductive wire;
a coil which is arranged on an outer circumference of the core, the coil being a wound conductive wire;
a plurality of elongated terminals which are inserted into the plurality of through holes; and
an electronic component provided on the terminal mounting unit,
wherein the plurality of elongated terminals included a first terminal, and the first terminal is configured with a pin-shaped portion at one end and an outward portion at the other end, and
when the first terminal is inserted into one of the plurality of through holes, the pin-shaped portion and the outward portion of the first terminal are partially exposed outside of the sidewall member.

US Pat. No. 10,483,644

EIGHT-FREQUENCY BAND ANTENNA

TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LI...

1. An eight-frequency band antenna, comprising:a carrier comprising a front face, a top face, a back face and a bottom face, the carrier having a plurality of blind holes defined on the front face and forming a recess into the carrier and at least one rib between two adjacent blind holes; a high-frequency segment arranged on the front face, the top face, the back face, and the bottom face of the carrier comprising a straight shaped radiator, a winding radiator, a double-t shaped radiator, a first L-shaped radiator with a long side parallel to the winding radiator along two faces of the carrier, and a second L-shaped radiator; and a low-frequency segment adjacent the high-frequency segment arranged on the front face, the top face, the back face and the bottom face of the carrier; and
a printed circuit board comprising a top side, a left slanting side, a slanting bottom side, and a right long side, a recessed side, and a right short side, with a first face and a second face, the first face having a first ground metal face, a micro strip and an open area with two fixed ends, the micro strip having a front section and a rear section, wherein the front section extends into the first ground metal face such that a gap is defined between the micro strip and the first ground metal faces and comprises a through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,483,628

ANTENNA AND ATTACHMENT METHOD FOR RECHARGEABLE IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE

Pacesetter, Inc., Sylmar...

1. An implantable medical device, comprising:a device housing having electronic components therein;
a feedthrough assembly joined to the device housing;
an antenna assembly; and
a header body mounted to the device housing and enclosing the antenna assembly and feedthrough assembly,
the antenna assembly including an inner conductor, an outer conductor and a dielectric material disposed between the inner conductor and the outer conductor, wherein the inner conductor, the dielectric material and the outer conductor are concentrically arranged relative to one another about a longitudinal axis to form a tubular coaxial structure.

US Pat. No. 10,483,623

ANTENNA DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. An antenna device comprising:a planar metallic member; and
an antenna coil that is wound into a loop or a spiral,
wherein the metallic member has an opening whose entire periphery is surrounded by a metal,
wherein the antenna coil is disposed on a side of one principal surface of the metallic member such that both of an inner region and an outer region of the antenna coil overlap the opening in a plan view that is in a direction perpendicular to a plane defined by the side of the one principal surface of the metallic member, and
wherein a magnetic sheet is provided on a side of the antenna coil that is opposite to the metallic member.

US Pat. No. 10,483,597

FIBER-CONTAINING MATS WITH ADDITIVES FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OF LEAD ACID BATTERIES

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A fiber-containing mat for a lead acid battery, the mat comprising:a plurality of fibers;
a binder holding the plurality of fibers together in the fiber-containing mat; and
one or more additives incorporated into the fiber-containing mat, wherein the one or more additives comprise benzyl benzoate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,596

SECONDARY BATTERY WITH HYDROXIDE-ION-CONDUCTING CERAMIC SEPARATOR

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. A secondary battery comprising:a positive electrode;
a negative electrode;
an alkaline electrolytic solution;
a ceramic separator that is composed of a hydroxide-ion-conductive inorganic solid electrolyte comprising a layered double hydroxide and separates the positive electrode from the negative electrode;
a porous substrate disposed on at least one surface of the ceramic separator; and
a container accommodating at least the negative electrode and the alkaline electrolytic solution,
wherein the inorganic solid electrolyte is in the form of a membrane or layer densified enough to have water impermeability, and the porous substrate has a thickness of 100 to 1,800 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,483,590

ELECTROLYTE FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERY AND LITHIUM ION BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

OPTIMUM BATTERY CO., LTD....

1. An electrolyte for lithium ion battery, comprising:a mixture of organic solvents consisting of ethylene carbonate, ethyl methyl carbonate, dimethyl carbonate and carboxylate ester, wherein a mass ratio of ethylene carbonate, ethyl methyl carbonate, dimethyl carbonate and carboxylate ester is (20%-30%):(45%-55%):(10%-20%):(5%-15%);
a mixture of additives consisting of vinylene carbonate, propane sultone, fluorinated ethylene carbonate and perfluorohexylsulfonyl fluoride; and
a lithium salt.

US Pat. No. 10,483,588

GEL ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME, ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY, GEL POLYMER LITHIUM-ION BATTERY AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Interstellar Solid-State ...

1. A method for forming a gel electrolyte membrane, comprising:providing a cathode and/or an anode;
forming a gel electrolyte precursor; and
forming the gel electrolyte membrane on at least one surface of the electrode by the gel electrolyte precursor through growing in situ;
wherein the gel electrolyte precursor comprises a liquid mixture A and a liquid mixture B, the liquid mixture A comprising a polymer matrix and an organic solvent, and the liquid mixture B comprising a lithium salt, a plasticizer, and an additive;
wherein the gel electrolyte precursor is formed by the following steps:
pre-stirred the liquid mixture A and the liquid mixture B respectively at a speed of 100 to 5000 rpm and at a temperature of ?10 to 30° C. for 0.5 to 96 h until the liquid mixture A and the liquid mixture B are respectively dissolved; and
mixing the dissolved liquid mixture A and liquid mixture B and stirring at a speed of 100 to 5000 rpm and at a temperature of ?10 to 30° C. for 0.5 to 96 h until the mixture of the liquid mixture A and the liquid mixture B are homogenously dispersed.

US Pat. No. 10,483,587

SULFIDE SOLID ELECTROLYTE

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. A sulfide solid electrolyte, comprising lithium, phosphorus, sulfur, and two or more of elements X selected from the group consisting of halogen elements,wherein the sulfide solid electrolyte comprises an argyrodite-type crystal structure, and
wherein a molar ratio of the sulfur to the phosphorus, b (S/P), and a molar ratio of the elements X to the phosphorus, c (X/P), satisfy formula (1):
0.23

US Pat. No. 10,483,586

ALL-SOLID-STATE BATTERY USING SODIUM ION INTERCALATION CATHODE WITH LI/NA EXCHANGING LAYER

TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE, Bru...

1. An all-solid-state battery comprising the following elements in order:a positive electrode active material layer (5) comprising a sodium-containing cathode material;
a solid electrolyte layer (4) comprising a sulfide-based sodium-containing solid electrolyte material;
a sulfide-based mixture layer (3);
a solid electrolyte layer (2) comprising a sulfide-based lithium-containing solid electrolyte material;
a negative electrode active material layer (1) comprising a lithium-containing anode material,
wherein the mixture layer (3) comprises a physical mixture of a sulfide-based sodium-containing solid electrolyte material and a sulfide-based lithium-containing solid electrolyte material.

US Pat. No. 10,483,572

FLOW CONTROL METHOD OF COOLING MEDIUM IN A FUEL CELL SYSTEM, AND FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A fuel cell system, comprising:a fuel cell;
an internal flow path of a cooling medium formed inside the fuel cell;
an external flow path formed outside the fuel cell that forms a circulation flow path of the cooling medium by being connected to the internal flow path; and
a control device programmed to:
acquire a temperature of the fuel cell and identify a calorific value of the fuel cell,
during a time period when the temperature of the fuel cell is lower than an end temperature that is predetermined as a temperature at the time of end of a warm-up operation, determine whether or not an inlet temperature, which is the temperature of the cooling medium at an inlet to the internal flow path within the circulation flow path, is equal to or above a lower-limit temperature of a temperature range in which generated water does not freeze within the fuel cell,
when it is determined that the inlet temperature is equal to or above the lower-limit temperature during the time period, execute a first adjustment of a flow rate of the cooling medium in the circulation flow path so as to become greater than a normal flow rate corresponding to the calorific value of the fuel cell,
when it is determined that the inlet temperature is not equal to or above the lower-limit temperature during the time period, execute a second adjustment of the flow rate of the cooling medium in the circulation flow path to be a flow rate that is less than the normal flow rate and that increases in accordance with an increase in the calorific value of the fuel cell, and
adjust the flow rate of the cooling medium in the circulation flow path to be equal to the normal flow rate when the temperature of the fuel cell becomes equal to or above the end temperature, wherein the normal flow rate is a flow rate of the cooling medium determined based on the calorific value of the fuel cell.

US Pat. No. 10,483,567

MECHANICAL ENERGY STORAGE IN FLOW BATTERIES TO ENHANCE ENERGY STORAGE

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A hybrid flow redox battery system comprising an electrochemical cell, an anolyte tank, a catholyte tank, one or more tank separators, a plurality of electrolyte pathways, one or more turbines, and one or more power generation circuits, wherein:the electrochemical cell comprises an ion-exchange membrane positioned between and electrochemically engaged with an anode and a cathode;
at least one of the one or more power generation circuits is electrically coupled to the anode and the cathode;
the anolyte tank includes an upper anolyte opening and a lower anolyte opening positioned below the upper anolyte opening;
the catholyte tank includes an upper catholyte opening and a lower catholyte opening positioned below the upper catholyte opening;
one or more of the plurality of electrolyte pathways extend between the upper anolyte opening and the anode and extend between the lower anolyte opening and the anode to fluidly couple the anolyte tank to the anode;
one or more of the plurality of electrolyte pathways extend between the upper catholyte opening and the cathode and extend between the lower catholyte opening and the cathode to fluidly couple the catholyte tank to the cathode;
the one or more turbines are fluidly coupled to one or more of the plurality of electrolyte pathways;
the one or more tank separators are positioned within one or both of the anolyte tank and the catholyte tank; and
the one or more tank separators are translatable in a downward direction to induce electrolyte flow from one or both of the lower anolyte opening and the lower catholyte opening through the one or more turbines to hydroelectrically generate power.

US Pat. No. 10,483,563

CATHODE SUPPLY FOR A FUEL CELL

Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg...

1. A cathode supply for a fuel cell of a fuel cell unit for a fuel cell system, the cathode supply comprising:a cathode supply path;
a cathode exhaust gas path; and
at least two fluid pumps for pumping a cathode operating medium for the fuel cell being fluido-mechanically coupled into the cathode supply path;
at least one first fluid pump of the at least two fluid pumps being drivable by enthalpy in a cathode exhaust gas of the fuel cell.

US Pat. No. 10,483,557

LAMINATE-TYPE POWER STORAGE ELEMENT AND CARD ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FDK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A laminate-type power storage element, comprising:an exterior body that is formed in a flat bag shape by welding a first laminated film and a second laminated film by thermocompression bonding; and
an electrode body that is sealed inside the exterior body, the electrode body having a sheet-shaped positive electrode and a sheet-shaped negative electrode, wherein
the first laminated film and the second laminated film each includes
a first resin layer that has a property of transmitting a laser beam,
a metal foil that is layered to the first resin layer, and
a second resin layer that is layered to the metal foil and has a thermal weldability,
the exterior body is configured such that the second resin layer of the first laminated film opposes the second resin layer of the second laminated film,
a label is formed in a surface of the metal foil facing the first resin layer of at least on of the first laminated film or the second laminated film by laser marking without altering the first resin layer of the first laminated film or the second laminated film by the laser beam, and
the label is formed at a region where the first laminated film and the second laminated film are welded.

US Pat. No. 10,483,547

LITHIUM METAL BATTERY

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A lithium metal battery comprising:a lithium metal anode;
a protective layer disposed on the lithium metal anode, the protective layer comprising: i) a polymer and ii) a metal salt comprising a Group 1 or a Group 2 element and a nitrogen-containing additive;
a cathode comprising lithium cobalt oxide, lithium nickel cobalt manganese oxide, lithium nickel cobalt aluminum oxide, lithium iron phosphate, lithium manganese oxide, or a combination thereof; and
a liquid electrolyte disposed between the protective layer and the cathode, the liquid electrolyte comprising an organic solvent,
wherein the metal salt and a nitrogen-containing additive comprising a Group 1 element or Group 2 element are insoluble in the organic solvent of the liquid electrolyte,
wherein the metal salt comprises
at least one selected from a Group 1 element or Group 2 element selected from Cs, Rb, K, Ba, Sr, Ca, and Mg,
NaNO3, or
a combination thereof; and
wherein the nitrogen-containing additive is at least one selected from an inorganic nitrate, an organic nitrate, an inorganic nitrite, an organic nitrite, an organic nitro compound, an organic nitroso compound, an N—O compound, and lithium nitride, and
wherein the metal salt has a solubility of less than 100 parts per million per liter of the organic solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,483,532

BINDER-FREE AND CARBON-FREE NANOPARTICLE CONTAINING COMPONENT, METHODS AND APPLICATIONS

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Itha...

1. An electrochemical apparatus comprising:a component comprising:
a substrate; and
a hollow core morphology transition metal based nanoparticle material layer located over the substrate and absent a binder material, absent a polymeric material, and absent a carbon material, wherein the hollow core morphology transition metal based nanoparticle material layer is first formed upon the substrate as a solid core morphology transition metal based nanoparticle material layer using an electrophoretic deposition method, and wherein the solid core morphology transition metal based nanoparticle material layer adhered upon the substrate is treated to provide the hollow core morphology transition metal based nanoparticle material layer;
wherein the electrochemical apparatus is selected from the group consisting of a battery, a fuel cell, a capacitor and a catalytic reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,530

CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL AND FLUORIDE ION BATTERY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A cathode active material used in a fluoride ion battery, the cathode active material comprising:a Ce element, a S element, and a F element; and
a composition represented by CeSF.

US Pat. No. 10,483,514

DECOUPLED ALIGNMENT SHROUD FOR VARIABLE CONNECTOR ROUTING

Vitesco Technologies USA,...

1. A connector system for a hybrid motor vehicle, the connector system comprising:a leadframe configured to provide an electrical and mechanical connection between a power inverter and a battery system of an electric motor, the leadframe having at least one leadframe alignment feature;
a shroud configured to connect the leadframe to the battery system, the shroud being removably attached to the leadframe, the shroud having at least one shroud alignment feature, the shroud being removably attached to the leadframe in a predetermined orientation wherein the at least one shroud alignment feature is aligned with the at least one leadframe alignment feature, the shroud comprises:
at least one connecting feature attaching the shroud to the leadframe, and
a wall shaped as a hollow cylinder, the wall defining an opening along a height of the wall,
a bolt extending from the leadframe;
a power inverter electrically and mechanically connected to the leadframe,
a battery system connector attached to the shroud,
wherein the shroud defines a hollow interior within the wall and the bolt extends into the hollow interior, the at least one shroud alignment feature comprises a first shroud alignment feature disposed along a first line and a second shroud alignment feature disposed along a second line, the first and second lines having an angle of about 120 degrees therebetween as measured from a center of the shroud.

US Pat. No. 10,483,504

SEALED BATTERY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A sealed battery comprising:a power generation element;
a case member having a bottomed cylindrical shape, in which the power generation element is housed;
a lid member that closes an opening of the case member and is provided with a through hole;
a collector terminal member having one end connected with the power generation element inside the case member, and the other end that is arranged in the through hole and extended outside the lid member; and
an insulating member arranged between the lid member and the collector terminal member, wherein
the other end of the collector terminal member includes a connecting portion having a columnar shape, that goes through the through hole, and a flange portion that is arranged so as to be approximately parallel with the lid member,
the insulating member includes a cylindrical portion that is positioned between the through hole and the connecting portion and surrounds the connecting portion, and a flat plate portion that is positioned between the lid member and the flange portion, the cylindrical portion and the flat plate portion being integral with the insulating member,
the flat plate portion has a first projecting portion projecting towards the lid member, and a second projecting portion projecting towards the flange portion, the first projecting portion and the second projecting portion being integral with the insulating member,
in a sectional view taken along a virtual plane including a central axis of the connecting portion,
the first projecting portion is provided at a position where a first side of the first projecting portion is linearly symmetrical with a second side of the first projecting portion, opposite from the first side, with respect to the central axis,
the second projecting portion is provided at a position where a first side of the second projecting portion is linearly symmetrical with a second side of the second projecting portion, opposite from the first side, with respect to the central axis,
a peak of the first projecting portion is provided at a position closer to the central axis than a peak position of the second projecting portion
the first projecting portion is provided into a ring shape centering about the central axis,
the second projecting portion is provided into a ring shape centering about the central axis, and
the first projecting portion is in contact with a surface of the lid member and the second projecting portion is in contact with a surface of the collector terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,496

ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICES WITH IMPROVED OPTICAL OUT-COUPLING EFFICIENCIES

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An organic electroluminescent device, comprising:an optically reflective concave structure, comprising:
a first optically reflective surface; and
a second optically reflective surface, intersecting said first optically reflective surface at an obtuse angle;
a first light propagation layer in direct contact with said first optically reflective surface and said second optically reflective surface, comprising:
a first refractive surface, parallel to and separated from said first optically reflective surface;
a second refractive surface, parallel to and separated from said second optically reflective surface; and
an electroluminescent area, disposed entirely within said first light propagation layer, between said first optically reflective surface and said first refractive surface, without directly contacting any of said first optically reflective surface, said second optically reflective surface, said first refractive surface and said second refractive surface; and
a second light propagation layer, disposed on the first light propagation layer, wherein said second light propagation layer has a greater refractive index than said electroluminescent area minus 0.2.

US Pat. No. 10,483,495

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a first substrate; and
an organic light emitting diode on a first surface of the first substrate, the organic light emitting diode including a first electrode, an organic light emitting layer, and a second electrode, the organic light emitting diode being divided into a plurality of pixels, each of the pixels having a respective light emitting region,
wherein the first electrode is made of a transparent conductive material having a resistance value within a range of 2,800? to 5,500? in each pixel, and has light scattering particles dispersed therein.

US Pat. No. 10,483,493

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING DISPLAY WITH THIN-FILM ENCAPSULATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. Apparatus, comprising:a glass substrate;
a thin-film encapsulation layer;
a layer of thin-film transistor circuitry including transistors and organic light-emitting diodes that is configured to form a pixel array that displays images, wherein the layer of thin-film transistor circuitry has a first surface that contacts the thin-film encapsulation layer and an opposing second surface that contacts the glass substrate;
a light-blocking layer, wherein the glass substrate layer has a first surface that is contacted by the thin-film transistor circuitry and has a second surface that is contacted by the light-blocking layer; and
a heat spreading layer, wherein the light-blocking layer is interposed between the heat spreading layer and the glass substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,486

FRAME SEALING GLUE, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A frame sealing glue, comprising:a frame sealing glue body having an inner layer portion and an outer layer portion; and
an intermediate film layer disposed between the inner layer portion and the outer layer portion;
wherein a plurality of enclosed spaces are formed by the intermediate film layer and the inner layer portion or the outer layer portion of the frame sealing glue body,
wherein the intermediate film layer comprises a wave-shaped curved line having a plurality of semicircular curved line portions, the wave-shaped curved line forming a discontinuous curved line such that the intermediate film layer is disconnected at a corner of an enclosed frame formed by the frame sealing glue,
wherein a peak and a valley of the wave-shaped curved line intersect with the inner layer portion and the outer layer portion of the frame sealing glue body, respectively, or with the outer layer portion and the inner layer portion of the frame sealing glue body, respectively,
wherein each of the inner layer portion and the outer layer portion is a continuous closed line, and
wherein the intermediate film layer is made of different material from the frame sealing glue body.

US Pat. No. 10,483,485

DEVICE FOR ENCAPSULATING A SENSITIVE DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAID DEVICE

1. An encapsulation device comprising at least one assembly containing particles comprising at least a first material, said assembly having an open porosity,the particles being distributed to form a hexagonal or face-centred cubic stack of said particles wherein a degree of compactness of said particles in the stack is greater than around 50%, and
the particles being at least in part covered conformally by at least one layer referred to as an infiltration layer; wherein at least said infiltration layer is configured to close off the porosity of the assembly comprising the particles covered by said infiltration layer, in the form of pores that are not connected to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,483,483

ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE AND ELECTROLUMINESCENT DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. An electroluminescent device comprising:an anode and a cathode facing each other;
a light compensation layer located between the anode and the cathode, the light compensation layer having a first refractive index;
an emitting material layer located between the light compensation layer and the cathode, the emitting material layer having a second refractive index higher than the first refractive index; and
a hole injection layer located between the emitting material layer and the light compensation layer or between the light compensation layer and the anode, wherein the hole injection layer has a third refractive index higher than the first refractive index, and
wherein the light compensation layer has a thickness smaller than a thickness of the emitting material layer and a thickness of the hole injection layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,479

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

PIONEER CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A method of manufacturing a light emitting device, the method comprising:a first step of coating a first region of a substrate, in which a first light emitting unit is formed, with a first solution comprising a light emitting material;
a second step of coating a second region of a substrate, in which a second light emitting unit is formed, with a second solution comprising a coating material, before or after the first step;
a third step of drying the first solution in the first region and the second solution in the second region after the first step and the second step; and
a fourth step of depositing a light emitting material in the second region after the third step.