US Pat. No. 10,559,957

MICROGRID ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

1. A method for operating a microgrid electric power generation system, comprising:delivering energy to a first electric power bus at least partially from one or more kinetic generators electrically coupled to the first electric power bus, the one or more kinetic generators storing energy therein in kinetic form;
controlling the one or more kinetic generators in response to a change in a load powered by the first electric power bus such that a magnitude of a voltage on the first electric power bus remains within a predetermined voltage range, while maintaining an output power of one or more combustion generators electrically coupled to the first electric power bus at a constant value during the change in load; and
controlling the one or more combustion generators based at least in part on an operating state of the one or more kinetic generators.

US Pat. No. 10,559,956

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE HAVING A REDUCED LEAKAGE THROUGH GROUND

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A load control device for controlling power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical device, the load control device comprising:a first hot detect circuit configured to generate a first hot-detect signal;
a second hot detect circuit configured to generate a second hot-detect signal;
a first switching circuit electrically coupled between the second hot detect circuit and a connection, the connection adapted to be electrically coupled to earth ground or a neutral side of the AC power source; and
a control circuit configured to receive the first hot-detect signal and the second hot-detect signal, configured to render the first switching circuit conductive and non-conductive, and configured to determine whether the first hot-detect signal and the second hot-detect signal are in phase;
wherein, when the control circuit determines that the first hot-detect signal and the second hot-detect signal are in phase, the control circuit is configured to render the first switching circuit non-conductive; and
wherein, when the control circuit determines that the first hot-detect signal and the second hot-detect signal are out of phase, the control circuit is configured to render the first switching circuit conductive.

US Pat. No. 10,559,955

ELECTROSTATIC SURGE PREVENTION STRUCTURE

Clarion, CO., LTD., Sait...

1. An electrostatic surge prevention structure comprising:a flexible printed circuit board connected to a circuit board contained in an electronic device is provided at a position corresponding to a gap, between two members, open to an exterior of the electronic device, appearing in the electronic device, wherein
the flexible printed circuit board has a base material, a first conductor part, and a second conductor part which are laminated in a thickness direction of the flexible printed circuit board,
the first conductor part forms a layer on one surface side of the base material, the second conductor part forms a layer on another surface side of the base material, and the base material forms a layer between the first conductor part and the second conductor part,
surfaces of the first conductor part and the second conductor part, which are an opposite surface side to the base material, are covered with insulative coats,
the first conductor part has an exposed part, in which the first conductor part is not covered with the insulative coat, to be grounded, and the second conductor part is a signal line allowing a signal,
in the flexible printed circuit board, the first conductor part is directed toward the gap and a width direction of the first conductor part is arranged along a direction of the gap with the exposed part formed at a portion facing the gap, and
the exposed part of the first conductor part is formed along the direction of the gap extending in a strip shape across a width of the flexible printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,559,954

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR VOLTAGE AND CURRENT CALIBRATION

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A calibration circuit, comprising:a battery pack comprising a negative pack terminal; and
an intermediate node;
a first protection IC coupled to a first transistor, wherein the first transistor is coupled between the negative pack terminal and the intermediate node;
a second protection IC coupled in parallel with the first protection IC and coupled to a second transistor;
a power source adapted to be coupled in parallel with the first and second protection ICs; and
a current source adapted to be coupled between the negative pack terminal and the intermediate node;
wherein:
the intermediate node is positioned between the first transistor and the second transistor; and
the power source is configured to provide a current to the first protection IC through a first current loop.

US Pat. No. 10,559,953

REDUNDANT AND FAULT-TOLERANT POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM HAVING AN INTEGRATED COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Applied Invention, LLC, ...

1. A power distribution system having an integrated communication network, comprising:a plurality of nodes, wherein each of the nodes includes:
a power port and an associated port monitor;
a load port and an associated port monitor; and
a processing element;
wherein the port monitors associated with the power port and the load port are connected to the processing element, and include a current monitor for measuring current flowing into or out of the corresponding port;
a topology that enables current to flow bi-directionally between the nodes; and
a communication link for conducting data bi-directionally between the nodes;
wherein data passed on the communication link is used for any of:
enabling or disabling any of:
a power source connected to a particular power port at a corresponding node, or
a device connected to a particular load port at a corresponding node.

US Pat. No. 10,559,952

DIGITAL LINE PROTECTION

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A line protection device comprising:terminals adapted to couple the line protection device in series with an electric line;
a current sensor adapted to a sense a value of an electric current through the electric line;
a digital filter circuit adapted to perform digital filtering of the value of electric current, wherein the digital filter circuit is adapted to perform the digital filtering by calculating a polynomial function of the value of the electric current;
a switch control circuit adapted to control a switch to interrupt flow of the electric current through the electric line depending on the digitally filtered value of the electric current; and
a supply circuit adapted to power at least the digital filter circuit from at least one of the terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,559,951

TRANSLATING WIRE HARNESS

ROHR, INC., Chula Vista,...

1. A translating wire harness comprising: a translating portion; a wire spool; and an electrical wire at least partially wound onto the wire spool, wherein the electrical wire at least partially unwinds from the wire spool in response to the translating portion translating away from the wire spool, and the electrical wire at least partially winds into the wire spool in response to the translating portion translating towards the wire spool, a portion of the electrical wire extending between the translating portion and the wire spool remains taught during translating of the translating portion both (a) away from and (b) towards the wire spool.

US Pat. No. 10,559,950

CROSSOVER-BRIDGE CABLE ROUTER

CABLOFIL INC., Mascoutah...

1. A crossover-bridge cable router for use in a cable tray, comprising:a floor, at least a portion of which is substantially horizontal;
a first ramp extending downward from a first side of the floor, the first ramp being configured to reside above a bottom of the cable tray when the cable router is attached to the cable tray;
a second ramp extending downward from a second side of the floor, the second ramp being configured to reside above a bottom of the cable tray when the cable router is attached to the cable tray, wherein the first and second ramps are positioned either parallel or perpendicular to each other; and
a fastener having a first attachment structure configured to position the cable router on the cable tray such that the floor is a first distance above the bottom of the cable tray and a second attachment structure configured to position the cable router on the cable tray such that the floor is a second distance different from the first distance above the bottom of the cable tray.

US Pat. No. 10,559,948

CASING, ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX, AND WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A casing comprising:a frame peripheral wall on which an opening portion is formed at an edge;
a cover that covers the opening portion by rotational movement; and
a packing that is assembled in a packing groove to be formed in the cover and is pressed against the edge during the rotational movement,
wherein a position adjusting portion for adjusting a position of the packing groove with respect to the edge is formed on an inner surface of the frame peripheral wall.

US Pat. No. 10,559,947

PROTECTIVE SKIRT FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINES

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A protective apparatus for telecommunication lines, comprising:a mounting frame, wherein the mounting frame comprises a sidewall having a sidewall opening;
a transition platform coupled to the mounting frame, the transition platform comprising an opening; and
a protective skirt, wherein the mounting frame, the transition platform and the protective skirt define an internal space when the protective skirt is removably coupled to the mounting frame, wherein the protective skirt comprises a cutout for allowing unobstructed access to the sidewall opening, wherein the opening of the transition platform comprises a non-enclosed shape having an open end, and wherein the open end is positional against an external wall when the mounting frame is secured to the external wall to facilitate trapping a telecommunications line between the opening and the external wall.

US Pat. No. 10,559,946

PANEL-TYPE ELECTRICAL DEVICE AND ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY

Schneider Electric (Austr...

1. A panel-type electrical device comprising:a socket assembly adapted to be coupled to a mounting surface and including a socket body and a first pair of mounting parts;
a switch assembly adapted to be coupled to the mounting surface side by side with the socket assembly and including a switch body and a second pair of mounting parts, each of the mounting parts including a first surface facing toward the mounting surface and a second surface facing away from the mounting surface;
a socket panel adapted to cover the socket body;
a switch panel adapted to cover the switch body and move between at least two positions to control an operation state of the switch body, the switch panel being coplanar with the socket panel in one of the at least two positions;
a first pair of cushion blocks adapted to be arranged between the mounting surface and the first surface of the corresponding mounting parts of the socket assembly such that the socket body abuts the switch panel; and
a bracket coupled to the mounting parts of the socket assembly and the switch assembly and comprising windows for exposing the socket body and the switch body,
wherein each of the first pair of cushion blocks comprises a positioning part, and the bracket comprises positioning grooves adapted to receive the respective positioning part, and
wherein the first pair of cushion blocks are integrally formed on the corresponding mounting parts of the socket assembly and foldable between a first position and a second position relative to the corresponding mounting parts of the socket assembly, and the first pair of cushion blocks are in contact with the first surface of the corresponding mounting parts of the socket assembly in the first position and in contact with the second surface of the corresponding mounting parts of the socket assembly in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,559,945

INSULATIVE BOOTS AND POWER DISTRIBUTION ASSEMBLIES

SIEMENS INDUSTY, INC., A...

1. A power distribution system comprising:a first conductor having a first conductor end and a first shape in cross-section;
a second conductor having a second conductor end and a second shape in cross-section;
a splice coupling the first conductor end to the second conductor end; and
an insulative boot comprising:
a first portion moveable relative to a second portion, the insulative boot being in a closed state when the first portion abuts the second portion, and the insulative boot being in an open state when the first portion is spaced from the second portion;
a first opening at a first end, the first opening having the first shape when the insulative boot is in the closed state, the first opening encompassing the first conductor end when the insulative boot is in the closed state,
wherein the first shape includes a first concave region, and
wherein the first end of the insulative boot includes a first flange at least partially filling the first concave region such that the first flange fits within the first concave region when the insulative boot is in the closed state so that the first concave region is made inaccessible to physical contact when the insulative boot is applied to the first conductor;
a second opening at a second end, the second opening having the second shape when the insulative boot is in the closed state, the second opening encompassing the second conductor end when the insulative boot is in the closed state; and
a cavity between the first end and the second end, wherein the cavity is configured to encompass the splice when the insulative boot is in the closed state.

US Pat. No. 10,559,944

SPARK PLUG FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A spark plug for an internal combustion engine comprising:a cylindrical housing;
a cylindrical insulator held inside the housing;
a center electrode held inside the insulator so that a tip end portion protrudes;
a ground electrode forming a spark discharge gap between the center electrode and the ground electrode; and
a conductive glass filled in the insulator so as to be located at a base end side of the center electrode, wherein
the center electrode has a locking portion locked from the base end side to a step portion formed on an inner peripheral surface of the insulator, and an electrode head closer to the base end side than the locking portion is;
the electrode head has a base end surface on which a concave portion is partially formed; and
the concave contour, which is an outer peripheral contour of the concave portion when viewed in a plug axis direction, forms a closed curve which is spaced apart from a head contour, which is an outer peripheral contour of the base end surface of the electrode head, and surrounds the center axis of the center electrode, and
the concave contour has outward portions each protruding toward the head contour and four inward portions each protruding toward the center axis of the center electrode, and wherein
the distance between the concave contour and the head contour is 0.1 mm or more; and
the four inward portions each has an inwardly curved shape protruding toward the center axis.

US Pat. No. 10,559,942

LASER DEVICE AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A laser device, comprising:a light source configured to emit light;
an optical system configured to concentrate the light emitted from the light source;
a housing configured to accommodate the optical system; and
a window disposed to the housing, to which the light passed through the optical system is incident, wherein the window includes
an optical window having an exit plane through which the light exits from the optical system, and having a side surface,
an optical window holding member configured to hold the optical window,
a joint between the side surface of the optical window and the optical window holding member to join the optical window to the optical window holding member, and
a protective layer disposed on a surface of the joint, on a side where the light is emitted from the window, wherein the protective layer is a coating.

US Pat. No. 10,559,940

LASER POWER CONTROL SYSTEM FOR LASER DIODE USING DUAL CLOSE LOOPS

Rafael Microelectronics, ...

1. A laser power control system, comprising:a laser diode configured to convert an output current into a light signal;
a monitor photodiode configured to convert the light signal into a monitor current;
a bias control circuit coupled to the monitor photodiode, comprising:
a first current comparator comprising a negative input terminal coupled to the monitor photodiode and a positive input terminal coupled to a first target current, and configured to compare the monitor current with the first target current to generate a first comparison result;
a clamp diode comprising an anode coupled to an output terminal of the first current comparator and a cathode, and configured to clamp the first comparison result; and
a capacitor comprising one end coupled to the cathode of the clamp diode and another end coupled to a ground voltage, and configured to store the first comparison result; and
a digital controller coupled to the bias control circuit and the laser diode, and configured to adjust a bias current of the output current according to the first comparison result.

US Pat. No. 10,559,939

FACET ON A GALLIUM AND NITROGEN CONTAINING LASER DIODE

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A laser device, comprising:a substrate having a surface;
a gallium and nitrogen containing cavity region overlying the surface, the gallium and nitrogen containing cavity region characterized by a first end and a second end, the first end comprising a first etched facet and the second end comprising a second etched facet; and
a passivation layer comprising a polycrystalline layer of Al2O3 directly contacting the first etched facet, wherein the passivation layer is heteroepitaxial and has a crystalline orientation of the first etched facet, and an interface between the passivation layer and the first etched facet is substantially contaminant free.

US Pat. No. 10,559,938

LASER SYSTEM FOR TISSUE ABLATION

Fotona d.o.o., Ljubljana...

1. A laser system for ablating a material such that a debris cloud of ablated particles of the material will form above the ablated material, comprising:a pump,
a laser, and
a controller,
wherein the controller is configured to control the laser system for pulsed operation so that individual laser pulses of a temporally limited pulse duration are generated, and
wherein the controller is configured to modulate the pump such that
(1) the pulses have an intensity that oscillates between maximum values and minimum values during the pulse duration, wherein the laser pulse comprises a plurality of intensity maxima Imax which occur at times {Ti, i=1, N}; and a plurality of intensity minima Imin which occur at times {tk, k=1, . . . (N?1)}, wherein the intensity of the pulse does not vanish at the intensity minima, and wherein an average modulation period TM of the pulse is defined as a mean value of time differences |Ti+1?Ti| between successive intensity maxima,
wherein the intensity oscillations of the laser pulse induce oscillations of a size of the debris cloud so that, during the pulse duration (T0), there are at least two maxima of the size of the debris cloud which occur at times {Tj, j=1, M} and which are located in between two intensity maxima of the laser pulse, and wherein an oscillation of the size of the debris cloud has a rise time tR and a decay time tD; and
(2) the average modulation period TM of the pulse is greater or equal to a sum of a rise time tR and a decay time tD of an oscillation of the debris cloud so that at least 70 percent of the maxima of the size of the debris cloud occurs near an intensity minimum of the pulse such that, for at least 70 percent of the maxima of the size of the debris cloud, the intensity of the pulse I(Tj) at the time of the maximum of the size of the debris cloud is smaller than Imin(tk)+0.5×[Imax(Ti)?Imin(tk)], wherein Imin(tk) is the intensity minimum of the pulse which is closest to the maximum of the size of the debris cloud at time Tj and Imax(Ti) is the intensity maximum of the pulse which is closest to the maximum of the size of the debris cloud at time Tj.

US Pat. No. 10,559,937

PULSED LIGHT GENERATION DEVICE, PULSED LIGHT GENERATION METHOD, EXPOSURE APPARATUS HAVING PULSED LIGHT GENERATION DEVICE AND INSPECTION APPARATUS HAVING PULSED LIGHT GENERATION DEVICE

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A pulsed light generation device, comprising:a first optical fiber through which first pulsed light and second pulsed light, having an intensity that decreases while an intensity of the first pulsed light increases, and increases while the intensity of the first pulsed light decreases, having been multiplexed and entered therein, are propagated; and
a second optical fiber at which the first pulsed light, having exited the first optical fiber and entered therein, is amplified while being propagated therein, wherein:
at the first optical fiber, phase modulation occurs in the first pulsed light due to cross phase modulation caused by the second pulsed light; and
self-phase modulation occurring in the first pulsed light at the second optical fiber is diminished by the phase modulation having occurred at the first optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,559,936

LASER ACTIVE MEDIUM AND PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Universitaet Wien, Vienn...

4. A solid-state laser system, comprising:at least two mirrors for laser feedback;
a laser active medium for a solid-state laser system, comprising:
an optical gain material;
a heat sink, wherein the heat sink is transparent within a threshold, and
wherein the heat sink has a high thermal conductivity within a threshold;
wherein the heat sink is supported by a submount, wherein the submount has the same optical parameters as the heat sink;
wherein the optical gain material and the heat sink exhibit a root-mean-square surface roughness of <1 nm;
wherein the optical gain material is attached to the transparent heat sink by direct bonding;
wherein the laser active medium further comprises a high-reflectivity thin-film stack,
wherein the direct bonding of the optical gain material to the transparent heat sink comprises covalent bonding;
wherein the optical gain material comprises a doped laser crystal;
wherein the doped laser crystal is directly bonded to the high-reflectivity thin-film stack of alternating high and low index materials yielding a first of the at least two mirrors, the first mirror being a high-reflectivity mirror; and
a pump light source providing a pump beam, the pump beam being incident on the laser active medium;
wherein a second of the at least two mirrors is an external mirror, wherein the external mirror is a concave mirror having an optical axis aligned with a center axis normal to the laser active medium.

US Pat. No. 10,559,935

ELECTRIC MOTOR AND BRUSH THEREOF

JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNAT...

1. A brush configured to be in contact with a commutator, comprising:a brush body comprising two opposite axial end faces; and
a protruding portion projecting from the brush body toward the commutator, the protruding portion comprising a first surface, a second surface and a plurality of teeth, the first surface and the second surface being respectively adjacent to the two axial end faces, angles formed between the first surface and the second surface and adjacent axial end faces corresponding thereto being obtuse, the plurality of teeth being located between the first surface and the second surface, and the plurality of teeth extending substantially along a circumferential direction of the commutator;
wherein a ratio of a total width of all of the plurality of teeth in an axial direction of the brush to an axial height of the brush body is in the range of 0.25-0.75.

US Pat. No. 10,559,934

MULTIFUNCTIONAL ROTARY DATA MEMORY

SHENZHEN DNS INDUSTRIES C...

1. A multifunctional rotary data memory, comprising a housing, a master control module, a memory, a first connector, and a second connector, wherein the housing comprises an upper housing having a first side wall between a first baseplate and a first cover and a lower housing having a second side wall between a second baseplate and a second cover, the upper housing and the lower housing are movably connected, and the upper housing and the lower housing can relatively and rotatably move around a pivot shaft; the first connector is mounted on the first side wall, the second connector is mounted on the second side wall, and the first connector and the second connector are both communicatively connected to the master control module; the first baseplate and the second baseplate are rotatably connected through the pivot shaft; a first through hole is arranged in a middle of the first baseplate, a second through hole is arranged in a middle of the second baseplate, and the second through hole is communicated with the first through hole for a conductor to pass through; the second baseplate is provided with a plurality of bulges standing and extending outwardly at a periphery of the second through hole, the plurality of bulges are arranged in circular and pass through the first through hole, so as to be served as the pivot shaft; and the first baseplate is provided with a shaft sleeve standing and extending inwardly at a periphery of the first through hole and corresponding to the plurality of bulges, and top portions of at least a part of the plurality of bulges are provided with reverse hooks so as to prevent the bulges from being separated from the first baseplate.

US Pat. No. 10,559,932

BIDIRECTIONAL DUPLEX ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING CIRCUIT BOARD

1. A bidirectional duplex electrical connector, comprising:a circuit board provided with two sets of circuits, wherein the circuit board is provided with one or multiple rows of bonding points, and the one or multiple rows of bonding points are electrically connected to the two sets of circuits;
a base seat; and
a tongue, wherein the tongue is provided on a front end of the base seat, top and bottom surfaces of the tongue are top and bottom flat surfaces, each of the top and bottom flat surfaces is provided with a connection interface, each of the two connection interfaces comprises one row of electrical connection points, and the two rows of electrical connection points are respectively arranged and exposed, and in flat surface contact with and fixed to the top and bottom flat surfaces, wherein the circuit board is embedded into, integrally injection molded with and fixed to the base seat, the two rows of electrical connection points are respectively electrically connected to the two sets of circuits of the circuit board, at least one pair of electrical connection points of the two rows of electrical connection points with a same circuit are electrically connected together through the circuit board, and a shape of the tongue allows one docking electrical connector to be dual-positionally and bidirectionally docked for positioning.

US Pat. No. 10,559,931

HIGH CIRCUIT COUNT ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An electrical connector comprising: a plurality of contact traces extending along a circumference of a tapered post, on a plurality of respective planes perpendicular to a post axis; and a tapered cup positioned over the tapered post, having a plurality of inward facing terminal contacts corresponding to the plurality of contact traces, wherein the terminal contacts are configured to maintain contact as the tapered cup rotates about the post axis, wherein the tapered post comprises a plurality of channels corresponding to a number of contact traces on the plurality of respective planes, wherein the plurality of channels are positioned on an outside surface of the tapered post and configured to align wiring coupled to the plurality of contact traces, wherein the outside surface corresponds to an outer circumference of the tapered post, and wherein a first plane of the plurality of respective planes comprises a different number of contact traces than a second plane of the plurality of respective planes.

US Pat. No. 10,559,930

INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. An electrical interconnection system comprising:a periphery side comprising:
a first printed circuit board;
a plurality of cages mounted on the first printed circuit board, a plurality of cavities formed in the corresponding cages for receiving a plurality of modules therein, respectively;
a plurality of cable receptacle connectors located at rear portions of said receiving cavities, respectively;
a system side comprising:
a second printed circuit board;
an IC chip mounted on the second printed circuit board;
a plurality of board-mount receptacle connectors mounted upon the second printed circuit board; and
a plurality of cables connected between the cable receptacle connectors and the board-mount receptacle connectors; wherein
the board-mount receptacle connectors are arranged in an upper row and a lower row, and mounted on two opposite top and bottom surfaces of the second printed circuit board, wherein the cages and the cable receptacle connectors are arranged in an upper and a lower row, and are mounted on two opposite top and bottom surfaces of the first printed circuit board, wherein each of said cables having one end is connected to one corresponding board-mount receptacle connector, and the other end is connected to two neighboring cable receptacle connectors in the upper row and two neighboring cable receptacle connectors in the lower row, wherein said two neighboring cable receptacle connectors in the upper row are aligned with two neighboring cable receptacle connectors in the lower row in the vertical direction, respectively, wherein each of said cable includes four sets of different pair contacts, and each set includes two pairs.

US Pat. No. 10,559,929

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR SYSTEM HAVING A PCB CONNECTOR FOOTPRINT

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) for an electrical connector having signal contacts and ground contacts extending from a mounting end of the electrical connector, the PCB comprising:a substrate having a plurality of layers, the substrate having a connector surface configured to face the electrical connector and a PCB connector footprint on the connector surface defined below a footprint of the electrical connector, the PCB connector footprint being an area defined along a longitudinal axis and a lateral axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, the PCB connector footprint being subdivided into PCB column grouping footprints generally arranged in columns parallel to the longitudinal axis;
signal vias at least partially through the substrate, the signal vias being arranged in pairs arranged along a signal pair axis with a plurality of pairs of signal vias in each PCB column grouping footprint, the signal pair axis being non-parallel to the longitudinal axis, the pairs of signal vias being aligned in the corresponding columns parallel to the longitudinal axis, the pairs of signal vias being arranged in corresponding rows parallel to the lateral axis, the signal pair axis being non-parallel to the lateral axis, the signal pair axis being non-parallel to the longitudinal axis, wherein the signal pair axis intersects the longitudinal axis at a greater angle than the signal pair axis intersects the lateral axis; and
ground vias at least partially through the substrate, the ground vias being arranged around each of the pairs of signal vias to provide electrical shielding around each of the pairs of signal vias, wherein at least one ground via is arranged between adjacent pairs of signal vias within the PCB column grouping footprints and wherein at least one ground via is arranged between adjacent pairs of signal vias in adjacent PCB column grouping footprints.

US Pat. No. 10,559,927

SWITCHABLE RJ45/ARJ45 JACK

Panduit Corp., Tinley Pa...

1. A communication connector, comprising:a housing configured for receiving a communication plug;
a printed circuit board at least partially within said housing;
a rocker switch at least partially within said housing, said rocker switch configured to rotate about a pivot point for actuating said printed circuit board; and
a translating crossbar at least partially within said housing, said translating crossbar engaging said rocker switch and causing said rocker switch to rotate about the pivot point.

US Pat. No. 10,559,926

HIGH FREQUENCY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a plastic housing retaining a plurality of contacts therein, said plastic housing including a conductive plastic portion with a plurality of grounding contacts retained therein to form a primary sub-assembly, and an insulative plastic portion with a plurality of differential pair signal contacts retained therein to form a secondary sub-assembly; wherein
the secondary sub-assembly is retained by the primary sub-assembly, and the grounding contacts are commonly electrically connected to the conductive plastic portion while the differential pair signal contacts are isolated from the conductive plastic portion via the insulative plastic portion; wherein
the differential pair signal contacts are located intimately between two corresponding grounding contacts along a longitudinal direction in a same mating port.

US Pat. No. 10,559,925

COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR INTERFACE FOR PREVENTING MATING WITH INCORRECT CONNECTOR

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. An interface blocking coaxial connector, interconnectable with a mating coaxial connector, comprising:an inner contact defining a longitudinal axis;
a cylindrical outer contact with an axially-extending outer body and a plurality of spring fingers positioned radially inward of the outer body, the outer body and the spring fingers forming a gap to receive an outer conductor cylinder of the mating coaxial connector; and
a dielectric sleeve positioned between the inner contact and the spring fingers, the sleeve having a stop face that is substantially aligned with distal ends of the spring fingers, such that the sleeve interferes with the outer conductor cylinder of a mismating connector.

US Pat. No. 10,559,924

CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:a tubular inner housing configured to hold connecting terminals therein;
a tubular outer housing configured to surround an outer periphery of the inner housing and to be slidable in a fitting direction;
a locking mechanism configured to lock the inner housing with a mating connector at a fitting position;
a spring member configured to bias the inner housing to a rear in the fitting direction to push back the inner housing with respect to the outer housing when a fitting operation is released in a state that the inner housing is in a half fitting position; and
a pushback regulating portion that regulates a position where the inner housing is pushed back to the rear in the fitting direction,
wherein the pushback regulating portion includes:
a claw portion that protrudes from a first sliding surface of one of the inner housing and the outer housing;
a stepped portion that is provided on a second sliding surface of the other of the inner housing and the outer housing and is configured to abut against the claw portion when the inner housing is pushed back; and
a sliding load portion that makes a sliding frictional force between the first sliding surface and the second sliding surface at a predetermined timing before the claw portion and the stepped portion abut against each other to be larger than the sliding frictional force before the predetermined timing; and
wherein the sliding load portion includes:
a first protruding portion provided at a position closer to the stepped portion than the claw portion of the first sliding surface; and
a second protruding portion provided on the second sliding surface to be capable of getting over the first protruding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,559,923

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DEVICE WITH CONNECTION DETECTING FUNCTION

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. An electrical connection device, comprising:a first connector including a first terminal and a first housing for holding the first terminal;
a second connector including a second terminal to be electrically conductive to the first terminal by being connected to the first terminal and a second housing for holding the second terminal; and
a connection detecting tool for detecting a connected state between the first and second terminals,
wherein:
the second housing is shaped to receive the insertion of the first housing thereinto, and the first and second terminals are connected to each other according to the insertion of the first housing;
the first housing includes a housing body for holding the first terminal, a lock connected to the housing body, the lock being capable of undergoing an insertion allowing displacement to resiliently displace toward the housing body to allow the insertion of the first housing from an insertion blocking position where the insertion of the first housing into the second housing is blocked by the interference of the lock with the second housing, the lock being configured to lock the first housing in the second housing by resiliently returning in a direction opposite to a direction of the insertion allowing displacement to be locked to the second housing with the first housing inserted in the second housing to a proper connection position where the connection of the first and second terminals is completed, and a displacement restricting portion connected to the housing body or the lock, the displacement restricting portion being configured to block the insertion allowing displacement of the lock from the insertion blocking position by being interposed between the housing body and the lock;
the housing body includes a tool holding groove for holding the connection detecting tool at an operating position, and the connection detecting tool operates the displacement restricting portion at the operating position such that the displacement restricting portion is resiliently deformable to allow the insertion allowing displacement of the lock; and
the lock includes a tool restraining portion, and the tool restraining portion restrains the connection detecting tool to block the departure of the connection detecting tool from the operating position in a direction opposite to a tool insertion direction in a state where the lock is undergoing the insertion allowing displacement, whereas the tool restraining portion releases the connection detecting tool to allow the departure of the connection detecting tool from the operating position as the lock portion resiliently returns to a lock position.

US Pat. No. 10,559,922

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR CABLES CONTAINING BOTH POWER AND CONTROL CONDUCTORS

HUBBELL INCORPORATED, Sh...

1. A connector for connecting control conductors provided in conduits also containing power conductors, the connector comprising:a main housing; and
a wire receptacle assembly including:
a receptacle housing having at least one compartment in communication with at least one chamber;
at least one base member adapted to fit within the at least one compartment, the at least one base member having a plurality of wire orifices extending therethrough, the plurality of orifices being aligned with the at least one chamber; and
at least one jumper positioned within the at least one compartment between the at least one chamber and the at least one base member such that the at least one jumper is aligned with the plurality of wire orifices and capable of connecting at least one conductor to another conductor within the receptacle housing;
wherein the receptacle housing is adapted to fit at least partially within the main housing and to extend at least partially outside the main housing, and wherein the receptacle housing is adapted to be attached to the main housing.

US Pat. No. 10,559,921

CONNECTOR

IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LT...

1. A connector comprising:a stationary housing configured to be fixed to a substrate;
a movable housing that is capable of moving in a front-rear direction and a left-right direction with respect to the stationary housing, the front-rear direction and the left-right direction being mutually orthogonal and running parallel to a planar surface of the substrate;
a stationary terminal that includes a substrate connection portion configured to be connected to the substrate, and that is retained at the stationary housing;
a movable terminal that includes a contact portion that makes contact with a terminal portion of a connection target provided with the terminal portion and a shield connection portion, and that is retained at the movable housing, the contact portion of the movable terminal being configured to follow movement of the movable housing;
a movable shield that makes contact with the shield connection portion of the connection target, that is fixed to the movable housing so as to shield the movable terminal, and that follows movement of the movable housing; and
a stationary shield that is formed separately from the movable shield, and that is configured to be fixed to the substrate;
the substrate connection portion and the contact portion being electrically connected to one another;
the movable shield and the stationary shield being in mutual contact so as to have electrical continuity; and
the stationary shield and the movable shield being configured to slide against one another while maintaining electrical continuity when the movable housing moves in the front-rear direction or the left-right direction with respect to the stationary housing, wherein:
the movable shield includes a limited portion;
the stationary shield includes an elastic spring section, and a limiting portion that abuts the limited portion so as to limit a range of movement of the movable housing toward one up-down direction side;
the stationary shield is a member formed of one metal sheet blank, and the elastic spring section and the limiting portion are formed in the same member;
the limited portions of the movable shield are sandwiched between the limiting portion and the elastic spring section of the stationary shield in the up-down direction; and
within a range of movement of the movable housing, the elastic spring section is in an elastically deformed state at all times, and elastic force due to this elastic
deformation acts along a direction placing the stationary shield and the movable shield in pressing contact so as to have electrical continuity.

US Pat. No. 10,559,920

CARD EDGE CONNECTOR HAVING IMPROVED MATING INTERFACE

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A card edge connector for mating with a pluggable module comprising:a housing extending between a front and a rear, the housing having a cavity between the front and the rear, the housing having a card slot configured to receive a card edge of a module circuit board of the pluggable module, the housing having a top wall above the card slot and a bottom wall below the card slot;
a contact assembly received in the cavity, the contact assembly having contacts having mating ends along the card slot for mating with the module circuit board and terminating ends opposite the mating ends; and
biasing members extending from the housing, each biasing member having an outer biasing surface configured to engage the pluggable module when the pluggable module is mated with the card edge connector and each biasing member having an inner biasing surface configured to operably engage the contact assembly proximate to the corresponding contact, wherein the biasing member is movable from a released position to a compressed position as the pluggable module is mated with the card edge connector, the biasing members moving the contacts from unmated positions to mated positions as the biasing members are moved from the released positions to the compressed positions.

US Pat. No. 10,559,919

CONNECTOR HAVING ELASTICALLY DEFORMABLE PRESSING PROTRUSIONS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector, comprising:a terminal-equipped electrical wire that includes an electrical wire and a terminal which is attached to an end portion of the electrical wire, the terminal having a box-shaped portion configured to fit with a mating terminal in a fitting direction intersecting with an extending direction of the electrical wire;
an inner housing that includes a terminal accommodating chamber communicating with a terminal fitting opening and an electrical wire leading-out opening and configured to accommodate the terminal-equipped electrical wire;
an outer housing that includes an electrical wire leading-out opening configured to receive the inner housing in the extending direction of the electrical wire and a housing fitting opening configured to be fitted to a mating connector;
a front holder configured to be attached to the housing fitting opening; and
one or more pressing protrusions provided on at least one of the terminal and the front holder,
wherein when the outer housing is fitted to the mating connector, the one or more pressing protrusions are elastically deformed by a fitting pressing force acting on the front holder to press and urge the box-shaped portion toward inside of the terminal accommodating chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,559,917

MAGNETIC ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector assembly comprising:a first connector including a first insulative housing defining a forward first mating face, a plurality of first contacts disposed in the first housing, a first magnetic element protectively hidden in the first insulative housing, a mating cavity formed behind the first mating face in which the first contacts are retractably disposed; and
a second connector adapted to be mated with the first connector and including a second insulative housing defining a forward second mating face, a plurality of second contacts disposed in the second housing, a second magnetic element protectively hidden in the second housing, a mating section forwardly protruding beyond the second mating face; wherein
said first connector further includes a panel mounting piece having a first latch to lock to the first insulative housing, and a second latch for locking to an exterior device; wherein
said first latch is located in front of the second latch along a mating direction.

US Pat. No. 10,559,915

RUGGEDIZED ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A ruggedized electrical receptacle, comprising:a shell including an inner surface defining an inner receiving area having front and rear sections, the front section being configured to receive an interface of a mating connector;
a contact subassembly received in the shell, the contact subassembly comprising,
a contact printed circuit board with first and second opposing faces,
a plurality of interface contacts coupled to the first face of the contact printed circuit board and a plurality of termination contacts coupled to the second face of the contact printed circuit board, and
an overmold overmolded onto the contact subassembly, the overmold surrounding the contact printed circuit board such that free ends of the plurality of interface contacts are exposed and extend toward the front section of the shell for engaging the mating connector and tail ends of the plurality of termination contacts are exposed and extend toward the rear section of the shell for engagement with a main printed circuit board; and
an internal sealing member disposed between an outer surface of the overmold and the inner surface of the shell, thereby creating a seal therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,559,911

PLUG CONNECTOR MODULE PROVIDING GROUND CONNECTION THROUGH A MODULE HOLDING FRAME

1. An electrical plug connector module and a frame assembly for insertion into a modular plug connector, wherein said frame assembly comprises a holding frame for accommodating two or more electrical plug connector modules, and having one or more electrical plug connector modules fixed in the holding frame, the electrical plug connector modules each comprising an insulating housing and at least one electrical contact, wherein the insulating housing comprises fixing devices for fixing the electrical plug connector module in the holding frame, and wherein the at least one electrical contact is received in the insulating housing and comprises a second plugging side and also a second connecting side that can be accessed from a first plugging side and a first connecting side of the insulating housing respectively, wherein the electrical plug connector module further comprises a contact means that is connected to the at least one electrical contact in an electrically conductive manner and is guided to an outer side of the insulating housing, wherein the contact means is embodied on the outer side of the insulating housing as an L-shaped resilient region having an S-shaped formation at a distal end of the L-shaped region, wherein the electrical plug connector module is inserted into the holding frame, wherein the holding frame is arranged in the modular plug connector, and the resilient region of the contact means contacts the holding frame.

US Pat. No. 10,559,910

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING INSTERT-MOLDING CONTACT MODULE EMBEDDED WTIHIN A PAIR OF OVER-MOLDING COVERS

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a contact module including a plurality of contacts integrally formed within an insulator via an insert-molding process, each of said contacts including a front contacting section, a rear tail section and a middle retaining section therebetween along a front-to-back direction;
an insulative upper cover applied upon at least a top face of the contact module, via a first over-molding process, to form a subassembly while exposing the front contacting sections upwardly to an exterior in a vertical direction perpendicular to the front-to-back direction; and
an insulative lower cover applied upon said subassembly, via a second over-molding process, to cover at least a bottom face of the contact module; wherein
no front contacting sections of the contacts are downwardly exposed to the exterior around a bottom face of the lower cover.

US Pat. No. 10,559,909

TAMPER RESISTANT ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE

LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO....

1. An electrical receptacle comprising:a cover including two cover apertures configured to receive two contact blades of a plug;
a platform coupled to the cover, the platform including two platform apertures aligned with the two cover apertures, a channel between the two platform apertures, and a pin trap channel separate from the two platform apertures;
a slider positioned between the cover and the platform and coupled to the platform, the slider including a post engaging the channel and shutters connected to the post; and
a coil spring coupled to the slider, the coil spring having a resting state in which the shutters are interposed between the two cover apertures and the two platform apertures, and having a compressed state in which the shutters are not interposed between the two cover apertures and the two platform apertures such that the two contact blades of the plug are permitted to pass through the two platform apertures,
wherein the slider glides along the channel of the platform as the coil spring moves between the resting and compressed states, and
wherein the pin trap channel is positioned to trap a pin that is inserted into one of the two cover apertures and that reaches the platform past the shutters.

US Pat. No. 10,559,907

ELECTRICAL PLUG CONNECTOR

1. An electrical plug connector comprising:a body having a cavity and at least one wire separator positioned between conductive members;
an electrical connection portion on the body;
a wire locking mechanism having a plurality of wire receiving regions each separated by the wire separator and having a spring biased receiving arm, the spring biased receiving arm mechanically coupled to and responsive to a lift arm;
wherein lifting pressure applied to the lift arm mechanically translates to a pivoting motion of the spring biased receiving arm to raise the spring biased receiving arm prior to insertion of a wire to allow insertion of a wire therein, wherein each of the spring biased receiving arms further comprises a terminating end with a curved slot in the terminating end; and
electrically connecting the electrical connection portion and the wire.

US Pat. No. 10,559,906

SECUREMENT OF SOLDER UNIT UPON CONTACT

FU DING PRECISION COMPONE...

1. An electronic component comprising:a module sub-assembly including at least a first module a second module, the first module forming a plurality of first conductive pads, the second module forming a plurality of second conductive pads;
a connecting part including a body and a plurality of contact tails on two sides of the body to be respectively soldered upon the first conductive pads and the second conductive pads, respectively;
each of said contact tails including a mounting pad defining opposite top surface and undersurface with a through hole extending therethrough in a vertical direction; and
a plurality of solder units each secured to the corresponding mounting pad before a reflow process, and filling the corresponding through hole after the reflow process and extending below the undersurface to secure the mounting pad and the conductive pad together; whereinbefore the reflow process, the solder unit is located upon the top surface of the mounting pad and grasped by a folded section of the mounting pad.

US Pat. No. 10,559,905

FLEXIBLE PRESS FIT PINS FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES AND RELATED METHODS

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A pin for a semiconductor package, comprising:an upper contact portion comprising a contact surface configured to mechanically and electrically couple with a pin receiver;
a lower portion comprising a single vertical stop and at least two curved legs;
a horizontal base coupled directly to the at least two curved legs and configured to be soldered to a substrate to mechanically and electrically couple the pin to the substrate; and
a gap between a bottom contact surface of the single vertical stop and the upper contact surface of the horizontal base;
wherein the single vertical stop is located between the at least two curved legs.

US Pat. No. 10,559,904

LINK MODULE FOR A SCALABLE MULTIPROCESSOR SYSTEM

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A scalable multiprocessor computing system comprising:a first computing device including a housing, a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) secured within the housing, and a processor and memory integrated with the PCBA;
a second computing device including a housing, a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) secured within the housing, and a processor and memory integrated with the PCBA; and
a link module connecting the first computing device with the second computing device, the link module comprising:
a guide connector that aligns and couples the first computing device with the second computing device in an orientation in which a PCBA support housing wall of the first computing device faces a PCBA support housing wall of the second computing device;
a bracket member that is connected along corresponding lengthwise sides of the first and second computing devices; and
a cable connector that provides a signal connection between the processor of the first computing device and the processor of the second computing device;
wherein the guide connector is connected to the bracket member.

US Pat. No. 10,559,903

CARD EDGE CONNECTOR EQUIPPED WITH SOLDER BALLS ON CONTACTS

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. An electrical connector for receiving a memory module, comprising:an insulative elongated housing having a pair of elongated side walls extending along a longitudinal direction with a receiving slot formed therebetween in a transverse direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction;
two rows of the passageways formed in the corresponding side walls, respectively;
two rows of contacts retained in the pair of side walls, respectively, and having corresponding contacting regions exposed in the receiving slot; and
each of said contacts including a retaining section retained in the corresponding passageway, a resilient contacting section extending upwardly from the retaining section and into the receiving slot, and a tail section extending downwardly from the retaining section and including a connecting section linked to the retaining section and a horizontal solder pad at a bottom, the solder pads being categorized with inward solder pads extending toward the receiving slot, and outward solder pads extending away from the receiving slot; wherein
the contacts in a same row are paired for every two neighboring contacts so as to form a plurality of pairs, each pair have either the corresponding inward solder pads or the corresponding outward solder pads, and the pairs having the corresponding inward solder pads and the pairs having the corresponding outward solder pads are alternately arranged with each other in a staggered manner along the longitudinal direction; wherein
in each pair, a distance between centerlines of the solder pads is larger than that between centerlines of the retaining sections.

US Pat. No. 10,559,902

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION MANAGEMENT USING A CARD

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first connector structure to join a first subset of a set of electrical connections, wherein the first connector structure includes a first elastomeric electrical connector structure;
a second connector structure to join a second subset of the set of electrical connections, wherein the second connector structure includes a second elastomeric electrical connector structure,
wherein each of the first elastomeric electrical connector structure and second elastomeric electrical connector structure includes a capture channel configured to receive a terminal end of one or more cards; and
a plurality of cards which manage the set of electrical connections, wherein a first card is located between the first and second connector structures to connect with the first and second connector structures, such that a line segment extending from the first connector structure to the second connector structure would pass through the first card, a second card is received in the capture channel of the first elastomeric electrical connector structure, and a third card is received in the capture channel of the second elastomeric electrical connector structure.

US Pat. No. 10,559,901

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector, configured to be electrically connected to a chip module, comprising:a body, configured to carry upward the chip module, and provided with a plurality of accommodating holes; and
a plurality of terminals, respectively correspondingly accommodated in the accommodating holes, wherein each of the terminals comprises a base, a first arm and a second arm, the base is configured to be connected to a strip, the first arm is formed by extending upward from the base, and the second arm is formed by extending upward from the first arm and is configured to abut the chip module,
wherein one side of the first arm is formed by tearing from the strip, and two opposite sides of the second arm are both formed by blanking the strip, burrs formed on the two opposite sides of the second arm are located on a same surface of the second arm, and another surface of the second arm that does not have burrs is configured to abut the chip module.

US Pat. No. 10,559,900

BOARD CONNECTOR WITH TOOL INSTALLATION SPACE FOR BEDING A TERMINAL FITTING

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A board connector, comprising: terminal fittings, each of which includes a mating side connecting portion to be connected to a mating terminal fitting, a board connecting portion to be connected to a circuit board and a bent portion arranged between the mating side connecting portion and the board connecting portion, the mating side connecting portion and the board connecting portion being connected substantially at a right angle via the bent portion; and a housing including a press-fit holes into which the mating side connecting portions are to be press-fit, and a back surface facing the board connecting portions;the back surface of the housing includes a retracted portion retracted in a direction separating from the board connecting portion with respect to a distant side distant from the circuit board on a close side close to the circuit board to define a tool installation space to accommodate movement of a tool rearward of the back surface for bending the terminal fitting to form the bent portion and the board connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,559,899

MARKER-HOLDER DEVICE FOR A TERMINAL BLOCK

TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES ...

1. A marker-holder system for an electrical terminal block comprising a longitudinal marker-holder device according to a direction of extension, the marker-holder device comprising a central part with a thinned portion and a first end in the direction of extension and a second end in the direction opposite to the direction of extension, the system comprising a first fastener disposed on the terminal block, the first end and/or the second end of the marker-holder device being rotatably secured to the first fastener in a removable manner so that the marker-holder device rotates between a first position in which a first face of the marker-holder device is oriented towards the terminal block and a second face of the marker-holder device is oriented in a direction opposite to the terminal block, and a second position in which the first face of the marker-holder device is oriented in a direction opposite to the terminal block and the second face of the marker-holder device is oriented towards the terminal block, so that a first marker positioned on the first face will be visible in the second position, and a second marker positioned on the second face will be visible in the first position, when the marker-holder device is rotatably secured to the first fastener, and wherein the thinned portion is divisible.

US Pat. No. 10,559,898

CONNECTOR PRODUCING A BIASING FORCE

PPC BROADBAND, INC., Eas...

1. A coaxial cable connector comprising:a coupler portion configured to engage an interface port, the coupler portion having a rearward facing coupler surface relative to a rearward direction away from the interface port when the coupler portion engages the interface port;
a post portion attached to the coupler portion, the post portion having a rearward facing post surface relative to the rearward direction away from the interface port when the connector is installed on the interface port; and
a body portion configured to engage the post portion when the connector is in an assembled state, the body portion including:
a biasing portion having a forward facing body surface relative to a forward direction toward the interface port, the forward facing body surface being configured to exert a biasing force against the rearward facing coupler surface of the coupler portion when the connector is assembled so as to maintain a ground path between the post portion and the coupler portion during operation of the connector, including when the connector is not fully tightened onto the interface port, and
a groove portion configured to allow the biasing portion to deflect in an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,559,897

PUSH-IN ELECTRICAL TERMINAL WITH INSULATION CONTACT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical terminal comprising:a terminal base;
a mate portion attached to the terminal base and adapted to mate with a corresponding electrical terminal;
a conductor contact portion including a box attached to the terminal base and a lever extending from a wall of the box, the lever being curved to extend toward the terminal base and adapted to engage a conductor of a wire inserted into the box; and
an insulation contact portion attached to the terminal base and adapted to engage an insulation of the wire, wherein
the insulation contact portion includes a wire contact with a fixed end that is attached to the terminal base and a free end that is movable relative to the terminal base, and
the wire contact includes a first wing with a first wire contact opening and a second wing with a second wire contact opening, a terminal axis extending through the first wire contact opening and the second wire contact opening into an interior space of the box.

US Pat. No. 10,559,896

TERMINAL-EQUIPPED ELECTRIC WIRE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TERMINAL-EQUIPPED ELECTRIC WIRE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. A terminal-equipped electric wire comprising:an electric wire including a bonded portion formed at a part of a conductor exposed due to absence of a sheath at a part of the electric wire in a longitudinal direction and in which strands of the conductor are bonded to each other; and
a terminal including a wire barrel portion, the wire barrel portion covering at least a of the bonded portion,
wherein the wire barrel portion is provided with a load release portion configured to reduce stress applied to the conductor, and
wherein a relationship of 0

US Pat. No. 10,559,895

CONNECTION ADAPTER FOR CONNECTING AN EARTHING LINE TO A METAL PROTECTIVE HOSE

Wieland Electric GmbH, B...

2. A connection adapter for connecting an earthing line to a metal protective hose, comprising:a line contact having at least one ring segment configured to rest on an outer sheath of the earthing line, wherein the line contact is crimped on the earthing line;
a hose contact having a contact tab configured to rest on an inner sheath of the metal protective hose; and
a flange-like disc forming an opening, comprising:
a disc face, the ring sleeve extending from the disc face;
a counter-face remote from the disc face; and
a contact tab that extends from the counter-face.

US Pat. No. 10,559,894

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CONNECTION STRUCTURE, WIRE HARNESS, AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING CONNECTION STRUCTURE

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. A method of manufacturing a connection structure, comprising:separating a crimp terminal from a terminal connecting belt coupled to a carrier formed in a band shape;
inserting, after the separating, at least an electric wire tip portion of an insulated wire into a crimping portion of the crimp terminal separated from the terminal connecting belt; and
crimping, after the inserting, the crimping portion of the crimp terminal into which the electric wire tip portion has been inserted such that a crimping blade holds and crimps the crimping portion and that a crimp connection is formed on the insulated wire,
wherein the insulated wire comprises a conductor and an insulating covering that covers the conductor such that the insulated wire has the electric wire tip portion on a tip side of the insulated wire, the carrier has a band shape, the crimp terminal is one of a plurality of crimp terminals connected to the carrier through the terminal connecting belt such that the plurality of crimp terminals is connected to the carrier along a latitudinal direction of the carrier at predetermined intervals in a longitudinal direction of the carrier, each of the crimp terminals has a closed-barrel shape, and the separating of the crimp terminal comprises separating the crimp terminal from the terminal connecting belt by a separating blade while the crimping blade pinches the crimping portion of the crimp terminal, and
wherein the method further comprises:
stripping, before the separating, the insulating covering from the tip side of the insulated wire such that the electric wire tip portion is formed;
applying, after the stripping and before the separating, a mark on the insulating covering at a predetermined position based on a length of the electric wire tip portion inserted into the crimping portion; and
testing, after the stripping, the applying, the separating, the inserting, and the crimping, a state of the crimping of the electric wire tip portion to the crimping portion using the mark.

US Pat. No. 10,559,893

PULSE PROTECTION CIRCUITS TO DETER THEFT

CPG Technologies, LLC, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a guided surface wave receive structure configured to obtain electrical energy in a form of a Zenneck surface wave substantially mode-matched to a Zenneck surface wave mode of a surface of a terrestrial medium based at least in part upon the guided surface wave receive structure providing a phase delay (?) that matches a wave tilt angle (?) associated with a complex Brewster angle of incidence (?i,B) associated with the surface of the terrestrial medium;
an electrical load coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, the electrical load being experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the Zenneck surface wave, wherein an electrical field strength of the Zenneck surface wave is selectively increased; and
a pulse protection circuit employed to selectively protect the electrical load from an increase in electrical energy received by the guided surface wave receive structure when the electrical field strength is selectively increased.

US Pat. No. 10,559,892

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR MONITORING MOVEMENT OF ROCK IN A MINE

MINDSPARK TECHNOLOGIES PT...

1. A method for monitoring depth of a cave front in a cave-type mine, the method comprising acts of:providing a stationary reader device,
providing a plurality of mobile marker devices, each of the plurality of marker devices adapted to (i) emit an electromagnetic signal, (ii) detect strength of the electromagnetic signal emitted by another of the plurality of mobile marker devices, and (iii) wirelessly transmit information related to the detected electromagnetic signal via another of the plurality of marker devices to the stationary reader device,
drilling a downwardly orientated drill hole into a rock region of a mine,
installing the plurality of mobile marker devices at sequential known depths within the drill hole,
monitoring the reader device to detect a decrease in the strength of an electromagnetic signal emitted by a first of the plurality of mobile marker devices by a second of the plurality of mobile marker devices,
in response to a decrease in the strength of an electromagnetic signal emitted by the first of the plurality of mobile marker devices being detected by the second of the plurality of mobile marker devices, inferring the depth of the cave front to be between the known depths of the first and second of the plurality of mobile marker devices.

US Pat. No. 10,559,891

FLAT PANEL ARRAY ANTENNA WITH INTEGRATED POLARIZATION ROTATOR

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A panel array antenna, comprising:an input layer comprising a waveguide network coupling an input feed on a first side thereof to a plurality of primary coupling cavities on a second side thereof; and
an output layer on the second side of the input layer, the output layer comprising a monolithic layer including an array of horn radiators, respective horn radiator inlet ports in communication with the horn radiators, and respective slot-shaped output ports in communication with the respective horn radiator inlet ports to couple the horn radiators to the primary coupling cavities,
wherein the horn radiators, the respective horn radiator inlet ports, and the respective slot-shaped output ports comprise respective orientations that are rotated relative to one another,
wherein the respective horn radiator inlet ports are confined within edges of the horn radiators coupled thereto in plan view, and
wherein the monolithic layer is configured to provide respective output signals from the horn radiators having a polarization orientation that is rotated by a desired polarization rotation angle relative to respective input signals received at the respective slot-shaped output ports coupled thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,559,889

SLOT ARRAY ANTENNA, AND RADAR, RADAR SYSTEM, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SLOT ARRAY ANTENNA

NIDEC CORPORATION, Kyoto...

1. A slot array antenna comprising:a first electrically conductive member including a first electrically conductive surface and a plurality of slots therein, the plurality of slots being arrayed in a first direction which extends along the first electrically conductive surface and in a second direction which intersects the first direction;
a second electrically conductive member including a second electrically conductive surface which opposes the first electrically conductive surface;
a plurality of ridge-shaped waveguide members arrayed between the first and second electrically conductive members along the second direction, each of the plurality of waveguide members including an electrically conductive waveguide face which extends along the first direction so as to oppose at least two slots among the plurality of slots; and
an artificial magnetic conductor in a subregion which is within a region between the first and second electrically conductive members, but which is outside of a subregion including the plurality of waveguide members; wherein
the second electrically conductive member includes a plurality of through holes;
at least one of the plurality of waveguide members is split by one of the plurality of through holes into a first ridge and a second ridge, each of the first and second ridges including an end face, the end faces opposing each other;
the one of the plurality of through holes includes an inner peripheral surface connected to the end faces of the first and second ridges;
each of a length of the first ridge and a length of the second ridge is greater than a distance between the first and second electrically conductive surfaces;
the artificial magnetic conductor includes a plurality of electrically conductive rods arrayed on the second electrically conductive member;
no electric wall exists in a space between two adjacent waveguide faces of two adjacent waveguide members among the plurality of waveguide members; and
one row of electrically conductive rods is provided between the two adjacent waveguide members.

US Pat. No. 10,559,888

SATELLITE GROUND TERMINAL UTILIZING FREQUENCY-SELECTIVE SURFACE DIPLEXER

HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, L...

1. A very small aperture terminal (VSAT) for a satellite communication system, comprising:a reflector having a prime focus;
a first feed located at the prime focus of the reflector and in optical communication with the reflector;
a frequency-selective surface module having a reflected focus and located at a point along a communication path between the reflector and the first feed, wherein the frequency-selective surface module is configured to be transparent to a first set of frequencies such that a first signal within the first set of frequencies transmitted on a carrier signal passes through the frequency-selective surface module; and wherein the frequency-selective surface module is configured to be reflective to a second set of frequencies such that a second signal within the second set of frequencies transmitted on a carrier signal is reflected; and
a second feed located at the reflected focus of the frequency-selective surface module and in optical communication with the frequency-selective surface module, wherein each of the first and second feed is configured to transmit uplink signals within the first set of frequencies or receive downlink signals within the second set of frequencies,
wherein the frequency-selective surface module comprises a non-metallic base with a plurality of metallic traces embodied thereon, wherein the plurality of metallic traces are arranged in a pattern designed to allow a signal within the first set of frequencies to pass through the frequency-selective surface module, wherein the pattern comprises one or more of: strip gratings having a periodic array of conductive strips, mesh patterns, and cross-mesh patterns, and wherein the frequency-selective surface module comprises a horizontal adjustment support for adjusting a position of a surface of the frequency-selective surface module in a horizontal direction to ensure that the second feed is located at the reflected focus of the frequency-selective surface module.

US Pat. No. 10,559,887

MULTIBAND WAVELENGTH SELECTIVE STRUCTURE

FLIR SURVEILLANCE, INC., ...

1. A wavelength selective structure for reflecting and/or absorbing incident electromagnetic radiation, the wavelength selective structure comprising:a plurality of layers comprising:
a compound layer comprising a plurality of surface elements, wherein the compound layer comprises:
a first metallic layer;
a first dielectric layer disposed on the first metallic layer; and
a second metallic layer disposed on the first dielectric layer;
an electrically isolating intermediate layer, wherein the first metallic layer of the compound layer is in contact with a first surface of the electrically isolating intermediate layer;
a continuous electrically conductive layer in contact with a second surface of the electrically isolating intermediate layer; and
an over layer that at least partially fills gaps between the plurality of surface elements by covering the first metallic layer and the first dielectric layer, wherein the reflecting and/or absorbing of the incident electromagnetic radiation is based at least in part on the over layer,
wherein the wavelength selective structure has at least one resonance band for reflecting and/or absorbing the incident electromagnetic radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,559,886

ANTENNA LENS ARRAY FOR TRACKING MULTIPLE DEVICES

MATSING, INC., Irvine, C...

1. A communication system, comprising:at least first and second lenses within an array of lenses;
the first lens has a first element oriented to produce a first output beam, and a second element oriented to produce a second output beam;
the second lens has a third element oriented to produce a third output beam, and a fourth element oriented to produce a fourth output beam;
a controller configured to combine at least the first output beam and the third output beam to produce a first overlapped beam, by constructive interference;
wherein the first output beam comprises a first output area, and the first overlapped beam comprises a second output area within the first output area;
wherein the controller is further configured to combine at least the second output beam and the fourth output beam to produce a second overlapped beam, by constructive interference;
wherein the second output beam comprises a third output area, and the second overlapped beam produces a fourth output area within the third output area; and
wherein the controller is further configured to electronically phase shift at least the first and third output beams to effectively move the first overlapped beam across the first output area, and the controller is further configured to electronically phase shift at least the second and fourth output beams to effectively move the second overlapped beam across the third output area.

US Pat. No. 10,559,885

DOUBLE-RIDGED WAVEGUIDE HORN ANTENNA

Associated Universities, ...

1. A horn antenna, comprising:a double-ridged waveguide input, having dimensions of width, a, and height, b, where the width and height comprise waveguide outer dimensions, and internal ridges having ridge width, w, with a gap dimension, g, between the ridges; and
a radiating aperture;
wherein the waveguide outer dimensions, a and b, and ridge width, w, increase smoothly and monotonically over a length of the horn from the double-ridged waveguide input to the radiating aperture; and
wherein the gap dimension, g, is given mathematically by one or more of the other waveguide dimensions (a, b, or w) raised to a power, p, over a majority of the length of the horn.

US Pat. No. 10,559,884

WIDEBAND RFID TAG ANTENNA

INTERMEC, INC., Lynnwood...

1. A radio frequency identification (RFID) antenna comprising:a substrate;
a radiator disposed on the substrate, the radiator having a first height, the radiator comprising:
a plurality of electrical conductors comprising:
a first electrical conductor;
a second electrical conductor;
a third electrical conductor; and
a fourth electrical conductor, wherein each of the second, third and fourth electrical conductors perpendicularly intersect the first electrical conductor,
wherein the second electrical conductor and the third electrical conductor comprise stubs disposed at opposite ends of the first electrical conductor, and
wherein the fourth electrical conductor is disposed between the second electrical conductor and the third electrical conductor, the fourth electrical conductor comprising a loop and a feeding stub disposed between the loop and the first electrical conductor, wherein a widest portion of the feeding stub has a first width and a narrowest portion of the feeding stub has a second width, and wherein the feeding stub has a second height, such that:
a first resonance and a second resonance of the RFID antenna is controlled based on a function of the first width, second width, and second height, and
an antenna resistance of the RFID antenna is controlled based on a function of the first height and the first width.

US Pat. No. 10,559,883

ANTENNA DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An antenna device comprising:a base material;
a conductive member disposed on the base material;
a coil element mounted to a surface of the base material and being a multilayer structure, the coil element including:
a coupling coil including a coil opening; and
input and output terminals to be connected to the coupling coil and a feed circuit; and
a capacitor; wherein
the conductive member includes:
a planar conductor pattern;
a conductor opening defined by an inner edge of the conductive member; and
a gap that connects the conductor opening and an outer edge of the conductive member;
the capacitor crosses the gap;
the conductive member together with the capacitor defines a loop-shaped current path;
the coupling coil is magnetically coupled to the loop-shaped current path;
the coupling coil includes a coil winding axis that is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the surface of the base material;
in a plan view of the base material, all of the coil opening overlaps the conductor opening; and
the conductive member includes a plurality of coil element connection pads disposed in the conductor opening in a plan view of the base material, and connected to the input and output terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,559,880

MULTI-LAYERED HYBRID BEAMFORMING

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A device comprising:at least one processor configured to:
determine a first beam setting based on a first set of criteria associated with a first user device;
form a first beam based on the first beam setting using two radio frequency (RF) beamforming circuits and at least one digital beamforming circuit, the at least one digital beamforming circuit being interspersed between the two radio frequency beamforming circuits; and
transmit, via first antenna elements, the first beam to the first user device.

US Pat. No. 10,559,879

PHASED ARRAY BURST SAMPLER

Anokiwave, Inc., San Die...

1. An active electronic steered antenna circuit for monitoring bursts of a phased array having a plurality of signal chains, each signal chain having a burst output for transmitting at least one burst, the circuit comprising:an input operably couplable with the burst output of at least one signal chain of the phased array, the input being configured to receive one or more bursts transmitted by the burst output(s) of the at least one signal chain;
a sample circuit operably coupled with the input, the sample circuit being configured to sample the one or more bursts to produce one or more samples;
memory operably coupled with the sample circuit, the memory receiving and storing the one or more of samples; and
a memory interface configured to provide access to the one or more samples.

US Pat. No. 10,559,878

INDOOR ANTENNA SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION

1. An antenna module for receiving an incoming signal in a confined space, the antenna module comprising:a plurality of antenna elements, the plurality of antenna elements including at least a first antenna element, a second antenna element, and a third antenna element; and
a plurality of combiners, each of the plurality of combiners coupled to a subset of the plurality of antenna elements, the plurality of combiners including at least a first combiner and a second combiner,
wherein;
the first combiner is coupled to a first subset of the plurality of antenna elements, the first subset including at least the first and second antenna elements,
the second combiner is coupled to a second subset of the plurality of antenna elements, the second subset including at least the first and third antenna elements,
the first antenna element is capable of providing a first output signal to the first combiner and a second output signal to the second combiner, the first and second output signals having any one of a plurality of polarities,
the second antenna element is capable of providing a third output signal to the first combiner, the third output signal having any one of the plurality of polarities, and
the third antenna element is capable of providing a fourth output signal to the second combiner, the fourth output signal having any one of the plurality of polarities,
wherein each antenna element of the plurality of antenna elements comprises:
an antenna patch; and
a plurality of switches, each of the plurality of switches coupled to the antenna patch and to a respective one of the plurality of combiners.

US Pat. No. 10,559,877

INTEGRATED CAMERA AND COMMUNICATION ANTENNA

VEONEER US INC., Southfi...

1. An apparatus comprising:a windshield mount configured to mount a camera lens assembly to a windshield of a vehicle, wherein said camera lens assembly is configured to provide a forward view and an upward view through said windshield of said vehicle;
a camera lens attached to said camera lens assembly such that a field of view of said camera lens is aligned with a horizontal plane and is directed toward the front of said vehicle; and
a single printed circuit board mounted within said camera lens assembly at an angle to said camera lens, said single printed circuit board comprising an antenna, a ground plane, and an image sensor, wherein (i) said antenna is disposed on a front surface of said single printed circuit board such that said antenna is angled above said field of view of said camera lens and has open sky visibility directed towards a portion of the sky above said vehicle, (ii) said ground plane is disposed either on said front surface or within a layer of said single printed circuit board, (iii) said image sensor is mounted on a back surface of said single printed circuit board, and (iv) said camera lens assembly is configured to focus an image of the forward view through said windshield and said camera lens onto said image sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,559,876

ANTENNA DEVICE

Hirschmann Car Communicat...

1. An antenna apparatus, which comprises an antenna cover and a base, the antenna cover being fixed onto the base to form a sealed waterproof space, wherein a first antenna assembly is disposed in the sealed waterproof space, the first antenna assembly comprising:an antenna element support, the antenna element support is perpendicularly supported on the base, and has a shape adapted to the antenna cover; an antenna element wound around and supported on the antenna element support, the antenna element comprising a spiral-like winding and an integrally formed inductance coil, the antenna element support is provided with a limiting groove for limiting the inductance coil of the antenna element, the inductance coil being located at an output terminal of the antenna element; and an amplifier substrate supported onto the base and connected to the antenna element.

US Pat. No. 10,559,875

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR DRIVING ANTENNA

Viasat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method of communication for an antenna assembly comprising a base structure and a support structure rotatably coupled with the base structure about a first axis, the method comprising:tracking a first satellite for communication via a first antenna that is rotatably coupled with the support structure about a second axis, the first antenna having a first boresight, wherein tracking the first satellite comprises rotating the support structure about the first axis and rotating the first antenna about the second axis using a driven angular rotation about an axis that is non-coincident with the second axis;
determining to switch from communications via the first antenna to communications via a second antenna that is rotatably coupled with the support structure about a third axis, the second antenna having a second boresight, wherein a projection of the second boresight on a plane perpendicular to the first axis is separated by an angle from a projection of the first boresight on the plane perpendicular to the first axis; and
tracking a second satellite for communications via the second antenna, wherein tracking the second satellite comprises rotating the support structure about the first axis and rotating the second antenna about the third axis using a driven angular rotation about an axis that is non-coincident with the third axis.

US Pat. No. 10,559,874

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING LOOP-SHAPED ANTENNA

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a main body that is made of a conductive material and has opposite ends extending in a curved form to be adjacent to each other so as to form a loop shape;
a cover member that is made of an insulating material and disposed in a gap formed between the opposite ends of the main body;
a communication module disposed on the main body;
a feeding line extending from the communication module, and disposed across the gap between the opposite ends of the main body; and
at least one connection terminal that connects the feeding line to the main body,
wherein the communication module is configured to be provide with a wireless signal received from the main body through the feeding line.

US Pat. No. 10,559,873

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING GRIP SENSOR AND ANTENNA

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing, wherein the housing includes:
a cover glass that exposes at least a portion of a display; and
a rear housing coupled with the cover glass, wherein the rear housing includes a first conductive region, a second conductive region physically spaced from the first conductive region, and an insulating material interposed between the first conductive region and the second conductive region;
a printed circuit board positioned within the housing;
a wireless communication circuit positioned on the printed circuit board and electrically connected with the first conductive region;
a grip sensor circuit positioned on the printed circuit board and electrically connected with the first conductive region; and
a connection member interposed between the printed circuit board and the rear housing, and electrically connecting the first conductive region and the second conductive region,
wherein the wireless communication circuit is configured to:
feed the first conductive region; and
transmit or receive a signal in a specified frequency band based on a first electrical path formed through the first conductive region, the connection member, and the second conductive region, and
wherein the grip sensor circuit is configured to sense whether a user approaches the electronic device or whether the user touches the housing, based on a capacitance on a second electrical path connected to the grip sensor circuit from the first conductive region and the second conductive region through the connection member.

US Pat. No. 10,559,872

COUPLING STRUCTURES FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE HOUSINGS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A housing for an electronic device, comprising:a first antenna defining:
a first portion of an exterior surface of the housing; and
an interlock feature;
a housing member defining a second portion of the exterior surface of the housing and set off from the first antenna by a first gap;
a first molded element positioned at least partially within the first gap;
a second molded element positioned at least partially within the first gap and defining a third portion of the exterior surface of the housing, the second molded element mechanically engaged with the interlock feature of the first antenna;
a second antenna set off from the housing member by a second gap, the second antenna defining a fourth portion of the exterior surface of the housing;
a third molded element positioned at least partially within the second gap; and
a fourth molded element positioned at least partially within the second gap and defining a fifth portion of the exterior surface of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,559,871

ANTENNA STRUCTURE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING SAME

Chiun Mai Communication S...

1. An antenna structure comprising:a housing, the housing comprising a first radiating portion and a second radiating portion;
a first feed source, the first feed source electrically connected to the first radiating portion, the first feed source feeding current to the first radiating portion and the first radiating portion activating a first operation mode and a second operation mode for generating radiation signals in a first frequency band and a second frequency band;
a second feed source, the second feed source electrically connected to the second radiating portion, the second feed source feeding current to the second radiating portion and the second radiating portion activating a third operation mode for generating radiation signals in a third frequency band;
a first radiator, the first radiator positioned in the housing;
a third feed source, the third feed source electrically connected to the first radiator, the third feed source feeding current to the first radiator and the first radiator activating a fourth operation mode for generating radiation signals in a fourth frequency band;
a second radiator, the second radiator positioned in the housing and spaced apart from the first radiator, the current from the first radiator being coupled to the second radiator and the second radiator activating a fifth operation mode for generating radiation signals in a fifth frequency band;
a third radiator, the third radiator positioned in the housing; and
a fourth feed source, the fourth feed source electrically connected to the third radiator, the fourth feed source feeding current to the third radiator and the third radiator activating a sixth operation mode for generating radiation signals in a sixth frequency band;
wherein frequencies of the fifth frequency band are higher than frequencies of the sixth frequency band and the fourth frequency band, the frequencies of the sixth frequency band and the fourth frequency band are higher than frequencies of the second frequency band, the frequencies of the second frequency band are higher than frequencies of the third frequency band, and the frequencies of the third frequency band are higher than frequencies of the first frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,559,870

ANTENNA MODULE

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. An antenna module, connected to a system ground of an electronic device, wherein the antenna module comprises:a substrate;
a coaxial-transmission line, comprising a power feed-in terminal and a ground terminal;
a first radiator, electrically connected to the power feed-in terminal; and
a second radiator, electrically connected to the ground terminal, wherein one side of the second radiator is connected to the system ground, and the second radiator comprises a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein an opening is formed between the first terminal and the second terminal, so that the second radiator is partially surrounding to the first radiator, and the first radiator and the second radiator are coplanarly disposed on the substrate,
wherein the first radiator is arranged within an enclosed area formed with the second radiator and the opening, the first radiator has two opposing ends, the first power feed-in terminal is connected to one of the two opposing ends and does not pass through the opening, and the first radiator extends between the two opposing ends in a length direction of the first radiator, wherein, when viewed with respect to the length direction, the first opening is arranged between the two opposing ends.

US Pat. No. 10,559,869

BASE STATION INTERFACE DEVICE OF DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

SOLiD, INC., Seongnam-si...

1. A base station interface device, comprising:an interface board, which is located in a housing and has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, comprising a relay connector of which one end is exposed on the first surface and an opposite end is exposed on the second surface;
a base station signal matching unit mounted on the first surface and comprising a first connector coupled to the one end of the relay connector; and
a base station signal processing unit mounted on the second surface and comprising a second connector coupled to the opposite end of the relay connector,
wherein, when the one end of the relay connector is coupled to the first connector and the opposite end of the relay connector is coupled to the second connector, at least one base station signal is transmitted from the base station signal matching unit to the base station signal processing unit through the relay connector,
wherein the at least one base station signal is a signal of a preset frequency band among a plurality of frequency bands supported by the base station interface device.

US Pat. No. 10,559,868

METHODS OF FORMING TUNABLE RESONATORS USING HIGH DIELECTRIC CONSTANT FERRITE RODS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A method of forming a tunable resonator system comprising:preparing a powder for a high-dielectric material;
forming the powder into a shape; and
sintering the formed powder into a single-piece high-dielectric resonator having a tunable magnetic element formed out of one material, the single-piece high-dielectric resonator having a dielectric constant of at least 20, a diameter d of 0.09?d?0.11 inches, and a height h of 0.09?h?0.11 inches.

US Pat. No. 10,559,866

MEASURING OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS AT THE GUIDED SURFACE WAVEGUIDE PROBE

CPG TECHNOLOGIES, INC, I...

1. An apparatus comprising:a guided surface waveguide probe configured to launch a guided surface wave along a surface of a lossy conducting medium, wherein the guided surface waveguide probe comprises:
a charge terminal elevated to a height above the lossy conducting medium;
a support structure that supports the charge terminal;
at least one section of internal coil that is supported within the support structure and is coupled to an excitation source;
a conductive tube having a first end conductively coupled to the at least one section of internal coil, wherein a second end of the conductive tube extends vertically towards the charge terminal, wherein the at least one section of the internal coil is electrically coupled to the charge terminal via the conductive tube;
at least one sensor electrically coupled to the charge terminal or the internal coil, wherein the at least one sensor measures an operational parameter of the guided surface waveguide probe; and
a non-conductive channel connected to the at least one sensor and monitoring equipment of the guided surface waveguide probe by which data associated with the operational parameter is communicated.

US Pat. No. 10,559,865

BAND PASS FILTER COMPRISING SETS OF FIRST AND SECOND DIELECTRIC RESONATORS DISPOSED WITHIN A HOUSING, WHERE THE FIRST AND SECOND DIELECTRIC RESONATORS HAVE AN ADJUSTABLE INTERVAL THERE BETWEEN

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A band pass filter comprising:first and second TE01?-mode dielectric resonators disposed so as to oppose to each other; and
a housing made of metal enclosing the first and second dielectric resonators,
wherein an opposing interval between the first and second dielectric resonators is variable,
wherein the band pass filter comprises a plurality of sets of the first and second dielectric resonators arranged in a second direction being substantially perpendicular to a first direction in which the first and second dielectric resonators are aligned to oppose to each other,
wherein the first and second dielectric resonators comprise one of the plurality of sets of the first and second dielectric resonators, and
wherein the plurality of sets of the first and second dielectric resonators are enclosed by the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,559,864

NANOFLUID CONTACT POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE BATTERY

Birmingham Technologies, ...

1. An apparatus for generating electrical energy comprising:an anode having an anode work function;
a cathode adjacent the anode, the cathode having a cathode work function that is lower than the anode work function, wherein the cathode comprises a refractory layer and a thin film partially covering a surface of the refractory layer;
an insulator coupled to the anode and the cathode;
an interstitial space between the anode and the cathode; and
a nanofluid in the interstitial space, the nanofluid comprising an electrolyte and a plurality of nanoparticle clusters, wherein each of the plurality of nanoparticle clusters has a nanoparticle work function between the anode work function and the cathode work function, wherein some of the plurality of nanoparticle clusters have a different work function than others of the plurality of nanoparticle clusters.

US Pat. No. 10,559,863

DYNAMIC METAL-ANODE FLOW BATTERY ENERGY-STORAGE SYSTEM

NATIONAL TAIPEI UNIVERSIT...

1. A dynamic metal-anode flow battery energy-storage system, comprising:a discharge module including at least one metal-air battery which includes a plurality of discharge reactants in a first electrolyte, wherein the discharge reactants react with oxygen in air to form a plurality of discharged products and discharge electric energy;
a charging module, being electrically connected to the discharge module and including at least one electrolysis device and at least one removal device, wherein the at least one electrolysis device includes a conductive member and a plurality of electrolysis reactants immersed in a second electrolyte; the electrolysis reactants are electrolyzed to form a plurality of electrolysis products which are adhered to a surface of the conductive member; the electrolysis products and the discharge reactants are of the same material; the at least one removal device includes a scraper adapted to remove the adhered electrolysis products from the surface of the conductive member; and
a delivery device adapted to deliver the electrolysis products into the first electrolyte as the discharge reactants, and deliver the discharged products into the second electrolyte as the electrolysis reactants.

US Pat. No. 10,559,862

METHOD OF FORMING A NEGATIVE ELECTRODE FOR A LITHIUM-ION CELL

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for forming a negative electrode for a lithium-ion cell, comprising the steps of:first constant-current charging with a first charging current until a first half-cell potential with regard to a reference electrode is reached;
first constant-voltage charging at the first half-cell potential with regard to the reference electrode until a second charging current is reached;
AC voltage excitation or alternating current excitation over a frequency time period;
second constant-current charging with a third charging current until a second half-cell potential with regard to the reference electrode is reached; and
second constant-voltage charging at the second half-cell potential with regard to the reference electrode until a final charging current is reached, or until a maximum constant-voltage charging duration is reached.

US Pat. No. 10,559,861

BATTERY MANAGEMENT METHOD, BATTERY, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM AND UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A battery comprising:a first cell unit;
a first control circuit electrically connected with the first cell unit, the first control circuit being configured to disconnect an electrical connection between the first cell unit and a power output terminal of the first control circuit in response to a failure of the first cell unit;
a second cell unit connected with the first cell unit in parallel; and
a second control circuit electrically connected with the second cell unit, the second control circuit being configured to disconnect an electrical connection between the second cell unit and a power output terminal of the second control circuit in response to a failure of the second cell unit;
wherein:
the first control circuit is in communication with the second control circuit;
in response to a failure of the second control circuit, the first control circuit is configured to output a first signal indicating the failure in the second control circuit; and
in response to a failure of the first control circuit, the second control circuit is configured to output a second signal indicating the failure in the first control circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,559,860

POWER STORAGE DEVICE, POWER STORAGE CONTROL DEVICE, AND POWER STORAGE CONTROL METHOD

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A power storage device, comprising:a plurality of cells connected in series,
wherein each cell of the plurality of cells is a battery cell which is chargeable and dischargeable, and
wherein the plurality of cells comprises a first set of cells and a second set of cells;
a series resonance circuit that includes a resistor, a reactor, and a capacitor connected in series; and
a power storage control device configured to:
connect the first set of cells of the plurality of cells to the series resonance circuit;
control transfer of energy between the first set of cells and the connected series resonance circuit;
disconnect the first set of cells from the connected series resonance circuit based on a change in a direction of a current in the series resonance circuit;
connect the second set of cells of the plurality of cells to the series resonance circuit based on the disconnection of the first set of cells; and
control transfer of the energy between the second set of cells and the connected series resonance circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,559,859

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT STRUCTURE AND A BATTERY STRUCTURE

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. An integrated circuit structure, comprising:an electronic circuit being arranged on a surface of a carrier; and
a cavity and a cavity opening arranged within a carrier, wherein the cavity opening extends from the cavity to the surface of the carrier; and
a solid state electrolyte battery being at least partially arranged within the cavity and the cavity opening of the carrier,
wherein the solid state electrolyte battery is conformally disposed over an inner surface of the cavity and an inner surface of the cavity opening so that the solid state electrolyte battery encloses an empty portion of the cavity,
wherein at least a part of the solid state electrolyte battery arranged within the carrier overlaps with the electronic circuit along a direction parallel to the surface of the carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,559,858

BATTERY PACK

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A battery pack installed in a vehicle, the battery pack comprising:a battery assembly;
a battery module including a module case that houses the battery assembly;
a pack case that houses the battery module;
a fire-extinguishing agent releasing unit including fire-extinguishing agent, disposed between the battery module and the pack case, wherein the fire fire-extinguishing agent releasing unit is configured to release the fire-extinguishing agent between the pack case and the module case;
wiring arranged between the module case and the pack case;
wherein the fire-extinguishing agent releasing unit is configured to release the fire-extinguishing agent toward the wiring; and
an electronic device disposed outside the module case but inside the pack case, wherein
the wiring includes connection wiring that connects the battery module and the electronic device to each other, and
the fire-extinguishing agent releasing unit includes a part that is provided along the connection wiring.

US Pat. No. 10,559,857

SEPARATOR COMPRISING FORCE-LOCKED PARTICLES

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for manufacturing a separator for an electrochemical cell, comprising:elongating into an elongated state a porous polymer layer having pores formed at least one of as continuous pores and in continuous pore networks;
introducing particles into the pores of the polymer layer on at least one side of the polymer layer in the elongated state; and
subsequent to the introduction of the particles, relaxing the polymer layer into a relaxed state.

US Pat. No. 10,559,856

BATTERY

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A battery comprising:a plurality of cells, each of which has two electrodes, the plurality of cells are arranged in two rows so that the two electrodes of each cell oppose those of another, the two adjacent cells in each row are arranged so that electrodes of different polarities are adjacent to each other, and the adjacent electrodes of different polarities are electrically connected to each other;
a control unit for controlling charge and discharge of the plurality of cells, the control unit having a circuit board; and
a housing that contains the plurality of cells and the control unit, the housing having a first side on which first and second terminals are provided;
wherein the first and second terminals are arranged on the first side, facing in the same direction;
wherein a terminal side cell of the plurality of cells is disposed closest to the first terminal is connected to the first terminal;
wherein a control unit side cell of the plurality of cells is disposed adjacent to the control unit is connected to the second terminal via the control unit;
wherein the control unit is disposed closest to the second terminal among the plurality of cells and the control unit; and
wherein a folding portion that returns a current path between the first and second terminals is provided between the terminal side cell and the control unit side cell, the folding portion is located closer to a second side of the housing than to the first side of the housing, the second side being located opposite to the first side, and the folding portion is composed of a wiring member that connects electrodes of different polarities of at least one pair of opposite cells in the different rows.

US Pat. No. 10,559,854

SECONDARY BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, AND VEHICLE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A secondary battery comprising:a positive electrode;
a negative electrode;
a separator arranged at least between the positive electrode and the negative electrode;
a first electrolyte that is contained at least in the positive electrode and comprises a lithium salt and an aqueous solvent; and
a second electrolyte that is contained at least in the negative electrode and comprises a bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide salt and an aqueous solvent,
wherein the second electrolyte has one of a gel form and a solid form.

US Pat. No. 10,559,853

FAST CHARGE APPARATUS FOR A BATTERY

INTEC ENERGY STORAGE CORP...

1. A method for constructing a fast charge composite (60) combined with secondary battery (22) having an anode layer (32) and a cathode layer (46), said method comprising;stacking a separator (62) of electrically insulating material upon and parallel to one of said anode layer (32) and said cathode layer (46) rendering it an adjacent electrode (32, 46),
stacking a fast charge layer (30) upon and parallel to the separator (62) with the separator (62) disposed between said adjacent electrode (32, 46) and said fast charge layer (30),
and characterized by,
dissolving AlCl3 in ethanol to create a background solution,
combining the background solution with glycerol to produce a second electrolyte (64) including third ions (94) having a positive charge and including fourth ions (96) having a negative charge,
wetting the separator (62) with the second electrolyte (64).

US Pat. No. 10,559,852

ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. An electrolyte solution for a lithium secondary battery, the electrolyte solution comprising:a lithium salt;
an organic solvent; and
a solid salt that is represented by Formula 1 and has an ammonium-based cation and a cyanide anion (CN?):

wherein, in Formula 1, R1 to R4 are each independently hydrogen, halogen, or a C1-C8 alkyl group, and at least one of R1 to R4 is halogen or a C1-C8 alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,559,851

MAGNESIUM BATTERY ELECTROLYTE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A magnesium battery electrolytic solution comprising a solute of an organic boron magnesium salt blended with an aprotic polar solvent, wherein:the concentration of the organic boron magnesium salt is 0.2 to 1 mol/L;
the aprotic polar solvent is an ether; and
the organic boron magnesium salt is an organic boron magnesium salt complex having a structure of R3B—(R?MgX)2, where R and R? are the same or different and each represent a fluoroaryl group, an alkylated aryl group, an aryl group, an alkyl group, or a pyrrolidinyl group, and X represents a halogen, and wherein R3B is a Lewis acid with a boron center that is at least one selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by the following structural formulae:

US Pat. No. 10,559,849

GLASS-CERAMIC, LITHIUM ION CONDUCTOR, BATTERY, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRODE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A glass-ceramic comprising an oxide containing lithium (Li), silicon (Si), and boron (B),the glass-ceramic having an X-ray diffraction spectrum with at least two peaks appearing in the range 20°?2??25° and with at least two peaks appearing in the range 25°<2??30°; wherein
the oxide includes at least 69 mol % of an oxide of the lithium (Li),
the glass-ceramic having a Raman spectrum with a peak X appearing in the Ranan shift region of 920 cm-1 to 940 cm-1 and with a peak Y appearing in the Raman shift region of 820 cm-1 to 850 cm-1 and also having a ratio X/Y of an area intensity of the peak X to an area intensity of the peak Y of at least 2.0.

US Pat. No. 10,559,848

SECONDARY BATTERY, COMPOSITE ELECTROLYTE, BATTERY PACK, AND VEHICLE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A secondary battery comprising:a positive electrode active material-containing layer;
a negative electrode active material-containing layer comprising a negative electrode active material comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of a carbon material, a graphite material, a lithium alloy, a metal oxide, and a metal sulfide; and
a composite electrolyte provided between the positive electrode active material-containing layer and the negative electrode active material-containing layer, wherein:
the composite electrolyte comprises
lithium-containing oxide particles having a specific surface area, which is measured by a BET adsorption method using N2, of 10 m2/g to 500 m2/g, and an average size of the lithium-containing oxide particles being 0.01 ?m to 0.5 ?m; and
an electrolytic composition which comprises lithium ions, an organic solvent and a polymer;
wherein the organic solvent comprises phosphoric ester.

US Pat. No. 10,559,847

SODIUM ION SOLID-STATE CONDUCTORS WITH SODIUM OXOFERRATE STRUCTURE

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a solid-state ion conductor represented by the general formula NaFe3/4X1/4, wherein X is selected from the group consisting of Fe(IV), Si, Sn, Ti, Zr, V, P, and S.

US Pat. No. 10,559,846

NEGATIVE-ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR NON-AQUEOUS SECONDARY BATTERY AND NON-AQUEOUS SECONDARY BATTERY

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A negative-electrode active material for a non-aqueous secondary battery, the negative-electrode active material comprising a graphite including at least boron and fluorine, wherein:the fluorine is disposed at least on a surface of the graphite, and
a ratio R satisfies 0.5?R?1, where R=SBB/SB, and SB denotes a total peak area of a boron 1s spectrum of the graphite obtained by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and SBB denotes a peak area of all spectra which exist in the boron 1s spectrum of the graphite obtained by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and which each have a peak in a binding energy range of not less than 184.0 eV and not more than 188.5 eV.

US Pat. No. 10,559,845

STACKED BATTERY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A stacked battery comprising:a plurality of cells in a thickness direction, wherein
the plurality of cells are electrically connected in parallel;
each of the plurality of cells includes a cathode current collector, a cathode active material layer, a solid electrolyte layer, an anode active material layer, and an anode current collector, in this order;
the stacked battery includes a surface-side cell that is located on a surface side of the stacked battery, and a center-side cell that is located on a center side rather than the surface-side cell; and
the surface-side cell and the center-side cell are configured to satisfy at least one of:
condition i) an electron conductivity of the cathode active material layer in the surface-side cell is C1 and an electron conductivity of the cathode active material layer in the center-side cell is C2, a ratio of C2/C1 is greater than or equal to 1.2 and less than or equal to 1000; and
condition ii) an electron conductivity of the anode active material layer in the surface-side cell is C3 and an electron conductivity of the anode active material layer in the center-side cell is C4, a ratio of C4/C3 is greater than or equal to 1.2 and less than or equal to 1000.

US Pat. No. 10,559,844

CLAMPING APPARATUS OF BATTERY CELL COMPRISING FIXING JIG EMPLOYED WITH GUIDE BLOCK FOR ALIGNMENT OF BATTERY CELL

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery cell clamping device configured to fix and clamp two or more battery cells in a process of clamping and baking the battery cells arranged in one direction, comprising:fixing jigs interposed between the battery cells;
a pressure applying part configured to clamp a cell arrangement, which is arranged with the fixing jigs interposed, by applying a pressure from one surface of the cell arrangement toward a direction of the other surface opposite to the one surface; and
a base having a structure supporting the cell arrangement in a direction against the pressure applied from the pressure applying part in a state in which the cell arrangement is disposed on an upper surface of the base,
wherein each of the fixing jigs is formed with guide blocks to align a given battery cell at a fixed position on the each of the fixing jigs in such a manner that each guide block abuts at least two side surfaces of the given battery cell which are extended with respect to each other,
wherein the each of the fixing jigs includes a rectangular plate on which the given battery cell is seated, and the each guide block protrudes in a vertical direction from one surface of the rectangular plate on which the given battery cell is seated, and
wherein a protruding height of the each guide block is less than a thickness of the given battery cell to allow the pressure applying part to apply the pressure to the battery cells when clamped.

US Pat. No. 10,559,841

FUEL CELL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF FUEL CELL

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KANUSHIKI ...

1. A fuel cell, comprising:a cell stacked body provided by stacking a plurality of unit cells, the cell stacked body configured to include stacked body side faces arranged along a stacking direction of the plurality of unit cells; and
a case configured to surround at least the stacked body side faces of the cell stacked body, wherein
the case comprises:
a first case configured to include a first case side wall and a pair of first opposed side walls that are arranged to rise from a circumference of the first case side wall such as to have a draft angle, the pair of first opposed side walls configured to be opposed to each other across the cell stacked body; and
a second case configured to include a second case side wall that is opposed to the first case side wall across the cell stacked body, and a pair of second opposed side walls that are arranged to rise from a circumference of the second case side wall such as to have a draft angle, the pair of second opposed side walls configured to be opposed to each other across the cell stacked body; and
a case bottom wall that is located on one side of the cell stacked body in the stacking direction, wherein
a first edge of each of the first opposed side walls on an opposite side that is opposite to the first case side wall is welded at a joint portion with a second edge of each of the second opposed side walls on an opposite side that is opposite to the second case side wall,
a clamping force is applied to the cell stacked body from respective sides in the stacking direction,
the first case further comprises first intersecting wall that is arranged to rise from the circumference of the first case side wall such as to have a draft angle and is configured to intersect with the pair of first opposed side walls, and
the second case further comprises a second intersecting wall that is arranged to rise from the circumference of the second case side wall such as to have a draft angle and is configured to intersect with the pair of second opposed side walls, wherein
a third edge of the first intersecting wall on an opposite side that is opposite to the first case side wall is joined with a fourth edge of the second intersecting wall on an opposite side that is opposite to the second case side wall, and
the first intersecting wall and the second intersecting wall constitute the case bottom wall, wherein
the case bottom wall receives the clamping force and maintains the clamping force.

US Pat. No. 10,559,840

ION EXCHANGING MEMBRANE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SAME

KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. An ion exchanging membrane comprising: a porous support including a plurality of pores;a first ion conducting material located on one surface of the porous support; and
a second ion conducting material located on the other surface of the porous support,
wherein the first ion conducting material and the second ion conducting material are polymers including hydrophilic repeating units and hydrophobic repeating units,
the first ion conducting material and the second ion conducting material have different molar ratios of the hydrophilic repeating units and the hydrophobic repeating units,
the first ion conducting material has a molar ratio of the hydrophilic repeating unit to the hydrophobic repeating unit which is higher than the molar ratio of the hydrophilic repeating unit to the hydrophobic repeating unit of the second ion conducting material, and
a thickness ratio of the first ion conducting material and the second ion conducting material is 9:1 to 6:4.

US Pat. No. 10,559,839

SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL DEVICE AND SYSTEM

1. A solid oxide fuel cell device comprising:an elongate substrate having a length between first and second ends that is at least five times greater than the width, opposing first and second sides along the length, a non-active end region adjacent the first end, and an active end region adjacent the second end;
a first multi-layer anode-cathode structure comprising a plurality of anodes in opposing relation with a plurality of cathodes within the elongate substrate in the active end region and an electrolyte disposed between each of the opposing anodes and cathodes for undergoing a fuel cell reaction when supplied with heat, fuel and oxidizer, wherein the non-active end region lacks the anodes and cathodes in opposing relation and extended length-wise away from the non-active end region without being heated to dissipate heat and to thereby remain at a lower temperature than the active end region when the active end region is supplied with heat;
at least one tab portion extending from each one of the plurality of anodes and cathodes within the active end region of the elongate substrate to one of the opposing first and second sides to form electrical pathways to a respective plurality of exposed anode and cathode surfaces in the active end region;
at least one first exterior metallization on one of the opposing first and second sides in contact with at least one exposed anode in the active end region and extending length-wise to the non-active end region for electrical connection at the lower temperature;
at least one second exterior metallization on one of the opposing first and second sides in contact with at least one exposed cathode in the active end region and extending length-wise to the non-active end region for electrical connection at the lower temperature; and
one or more third exterior metallizations on one or both of the opposing first and second sides, applied over at least one pair of adjacent exposed anode and cathode surfaces to electrically connect respective anodes and cathodes in series in the active end region.

US Pat. No. 10,559,838

OXYGEN SENSING DEVICE WITH CAPABILITY OF STORING ENERGY, RELEASING ENERGY, GENERATING SPECIFIC GAS AND REMOVING HARMFUL GAS

YUAN ZE UNIVERSITY, Taoy...

1. An electrochemical catalytic converter for a vehicle, comprising:a converting unit, comprising:
a first conductive catalyst layer;
a second conductive catalyst layer; and
a solid oxide electrolyte, disposed between the first conductive catalyst layer and the second conductive catalyst layer;
a control switch, electrically connected to the second conductive catalyst layer;
a gas storing unit, for storing a first specific gas generated by the converting unit; and
a control unit, electrically coupled to an oxygen sensing unit, comprising:
a voltmeter, for detecting a voltage of the converting unit, wherein the voltmeter is electrically connected to the first conductive catalyst layer and the second conductive catalyst layer through a first switch and the control switch;
a power output circuit, for outputting an electric power, wherein the converting unit causes a reaction of the hydrocarbons stored in the gas storing unit for generating the electric power to the power output circuit, wherein the power output circuit further comprises:
a third switch;
a resistor, electrically connected to the third switch, wherein the two ends of the resistor are connected to a backup battery;
a voltage regulator, one end of the voltage regulator being electrically connected to the converting unit, and the other end of the voltage regulator being electrically connected to the control switch;
a power source, wherein the power source is electrically connected to the first conductive catalyst layer and the second conductive catalyst layer through a second switch and the control switch; and
a judgment circuit, for adjusting the conducting status of the control switch, the first switch, the second switch and the third switch according to different states of the electrochemical catalytic converter for a vehicle;
when the control switch is turned off, the backup battery provides an electric power to boost the vehicle when a starting battery of the vehicle is discharged, and
when the control switch is turned on, the voltage regulator is used for boosting the voltage of the electric power generated by the converting unit to charge the starting battery.

US Pat. No. 10,559,837

FLUID CONTROL VALVE

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A fluid control valve connected to a wet gas flow passage in order to control a flow of wet gas, comprising:an introduction passage for introducing the wet gas into the fluid control valve;
a filter that is formed in a tubular shape and has a hole in a tubular side face thereof such that water is suctioned up over the tubular side face;
a guiding passage disposed above the filter provided to extend upward from an upper portion of the filter;
a valve port disposed above the introduction passage and constituted by an upper portion open end of the guiding passage;
a discharge passage that discharges the wet gas that has passed through the filter from the fluid control valve through the valve port; and
a valve portion that opens and closes the valve port using a valve body,
wherein the filter is configured to be disposed in a lowermost point of the introduction passage.

US Pat. No. 10,559,836

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR DISTRIBUTING REACTANTS INTO A FUEL CELL OR INTO AN ELECTROLYZER CELL

ELCOGEN OY, Vantaa (FI)

1. A solid oxide fuel cell including a fuel flow guiding arrangement, the solid oxide fuel cell having a fuel side, an air side, and an electrolyte element between the fuel side and the air side, wherein the arrangement comprises:a flow field plate for each cell to arrange air flow on a first side of the flow field plate and fuel flow on a second side of flow field plate;
a flow distribution area on the flow field plate;
a flow outlet area on the flow field plate;
a side gas channel of the fuel cell located perpendicularly to a main flow direction of the fuel flow channel area for guiding fuel feed flow to the fuel distribution area, the flow distribution area being located outside of an electrochemically active electrolyte element area;
an air inflow and outflow to and from respectively, an electrolyte element in one of the same flow direction and opposite flow direction with the main fuel flow;
a flow adjusting structure for turning about 90° at least one of a fuel feed flow on the flow distribution area and fuel outlet flow on the flow outlet area, the flow adjusting structure including flow restriction orifices, each having a geometrical shape defining fuel flow volume of parallel fuel flow channels in order to equalize flow distribution on the electrolyte element, the flow adjusting structure being located outside of the electrochemically active electrolyte element area; and
the flow adjusting structure having at least partly an elliptical shape as said at least one geometrical shape, wherein the solid oxide fuel cell is configured to operate at a temperature range of 500°-1000° C.

US Pat. No. 10,559,835

RESIN-FRAMED MEMBRANE-ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY FOR FUEL CELL

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

1. A resin-framed membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell, comprising:a stepped membrane-electrode assembly comprising:
a polymer electrolyte membrane having a first surface and a second surface which is opposite to the first surface and which has an outer perimeter surface portion;
a first electrode disposed on the first surface of the polymer electrolyte membrane; and
a second electrode disposed on the second surface of the polymer electrolyte membrane, the first electrode having planar dimensions larger than planar dimensions of the second electrode, the outer perimeter surface portion of the second surface of the polymer electrolyte membrane extending outward along the second surface from an end of the second electrode so as to be exposed from the second electrode; and
a resin frame member surrounding an outer perimeter of the polymer electrolyte membrane and comprising:
an inner perimeter base end; and
an inner protruding portion having a thickness and protruding from the inner perimeter base end toward a second electrode side, the inner protruding portion including a raised portion and a flat surface portion which extends from the raised portion toward the second electrode side to face the outer perimeter surface portion of the second surface of the polymer electrolyte membrane and on which an adhesive layer is provided so that the adhesive layer lies at least between the flat surface portion and the outer perimeter surface portion, the adhesive layer having a tapered shape in which a thickness of the adhesive layer increases from a tip of the inner protruding portion toward the inner perimeter base end, the flat surface portion extending from the raised portion to the tip.

US Pat. No. 10,559,834

SEPARATOR FOR FUEL CELL

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

3. A separator for a fuel cell having a plurality of channels, which are formed in a reaction surface in a direction of gravity and configured to allow reaction gas and generated water to flow therethrough,wherein the channels have a wave shape in the reaction surface, each of channels including alternately arranged curved portions and straight portions,
wherein each of the curved portions of the channels has a larger width than each of the straight portions, and
wherein a side wall of a land located adjacent to each of a reaction gas inflow region and a reaction gas exhaust region of each of the curved portions of the channels is inclined at an angle smaller than an angle at which a side wall of a land located adjacent to a middle region of each of the curved portions is inclined.

US Pat. No. 10,559,833

FUEL CELL STACK

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A fuel cell stack comprising a plurality of stacked cells each having separators,wherein:
a base material of each of separators used for an end cell located at a positive-side end of the fuel cell stack and a base material of each of separators used for cells other than the end cell are different metallic materials, and
the base material of each of the separators used for the end cell is a material with higher corrosion resistance than the base material of each of the separators used for the cells other than the end cell.

US Pat. No. 10,559,832

CELL FOR STORING POWER, COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE MALE ELEMENT AND ONE FEMALE ELEMENT EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTION INTERFACES

1. A cell for storing power, configured to be integrated into an electrical module for assembling a power storage system, opposite the first surface, comprising:a non-conductive outer casing having a first surface and a second surface;
on one of the first and second surfaces, at least one male element, and on the other of the first and second surfaces, at least one female element, said at least one male element and at least one female element having shapes that allow for their fitting into one another in such a way that the cell is configured to be assembled to another cell of the same type, said at least one male element or said at least one female element of the cell being configured to respectively fit with at least one female element or at least one male element of the other cell of the same type,
wherein at least one male element of said at least one male element and at least one female element comprises at least one electrical connection interface having positive polarity and wherein at least one female element of said at least one male element and at least one female element comprises at least one electrical connection interface having negative polarity, or inversely, in such a way that the cell is configured to be electrically connected to the other cell of the same type,
said male element has a first outer layer projected from the one of the first and second surfaces and formed of a non-conductive material and first side layers connecting the outer surface to the one of the first and second surfaces each formed the non-conductive material, and
said at least one electrical connection interface of said male element being exposed only in a region of said male element beneath the first outer layer and between the first side layers, and
an electrical core comprising a negative electrode, a positive electrode and an electrolyte located between the negative electrode and the positive electrode, covered by a packaging configured in such a way as to not cover said at least one electrical connection interface having positive polarity and an electrical connection interface having negative polarity.

US Pat. No. 10,559,830

GRAPHENE FOAM-PROTECTED METAL FLUORIDE AND METAL CHLORIDE CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIALS FOR LITHIUM BATTERIES

Global Graphene Group, In...

1. A cathode or positive electrode layer for a lithium battery, said cathode layer comprising multiple particles or coating of a cathode active material and a solid graphene foam composed of multiple pores and pore walls, whereina. said pore walls contain a pristine graphene material having less than 0.01% by weight of non-carbon elements or a non-pristine graphene material having 0.01% to 5% by weight of non-carbon elements, wherein said non-pristine graphene is selected from graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, graphene fluoride, graphene chloride, graphene bromide, graphene iodide, hydrogenated graphene, nitrogenated graphene, boron-doped graphene, nitrogen-doped graphene, chemically functionalized graphene, or a combination thereof;
b. said cathode active material particles or coating is selected from a metal fluoride or metal chloride, has a size from 1 nm to 10 ?m, and is in an amount from 1% to 99.9% by weight based on the total weight of said graphene foam and said cathode active material combined; and
c. some of said multiple pores are lodged with said particles or coating of the cathode active material, and said graphene foam is sufficiently elastic to accommodate volume expansion and shrinkage of said particles or coating of the cathode active material during a battery charge-discharge cycle to avoid expansion of said cathode layer.

US Pat. No. 10,559,827

ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL HAVING SOLID IONICALLY CONDUCTING POLYMER MATERIAL

Ionic Materials, Inc., W...

1. An electrochemical cell for producing electrical energy via an electrochemical reaction comprising:an anode; and
a cathode;
wherein at least one of the anode and the cathode comprise a solid ionically conducting polymer material;
wherein the solid ionically conducting polymer material can ionically conduct hydroxyl ions, whereby the solid ionically conducting polymer material can conduct hydroxyl ions during said electrochemical reaction; and
wherein the solid ionically conducting polymer material has a crystallinity index of at least or greater that about 30%.

US Pat. No. 10,559,826

MULTIVALENT METAL ION BATTERY HAVING A CATHODE OF RECOMPRESSED GRAPHITE WORMS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

Global Graphene Group, In...

1. A multivalent metal-ion battery comprising an anode, a cathode, a porous separator electronically separating said anode and said cathode, and an electrolyte in ionic contact with said anode and said cathode to support reversible deposition and dissolution of a multivalent metal, multivalent selected from Ni, Zn, Be, Mg, Ca, Ba, La, Ti, Ta, Zr, Nb, Mn, V, Co, Fe, Cd, Cr, Ga, In, or a combination thereof, at said anode, wherein said anode contains said multivalent metal or its alloy as an anode active material and said cathode comprises a cathode layer of an exfoliated graphite or carbon material having inter-flake pores from 2 nm to 10 ?m in pore size,the cathode layer comprises an active layer of recompressed exfoliated graphite or carbon material comprising a physical density of 0.5 to 1.8 g/cm3 and has a meso-scaled pores having a pore size of 2 nm to 50 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,559,825

POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL AND NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.,...

1. A positive electrode active material comprising a lithium transition metal oxide containing a halogen and a rare-earth compound attached to the surface of each particle of the lithium transition metal oxide,wherein the amount of the halogen present on the surface of the lithium transition metal oxide particle is 5 mass percent or less of the total amount of the halogen contained in the lithium transition metal oxide particle,
a rare-earth element in the rare-earth compound is one other than yttrium and scandium, and
wherein the lithium transition metal oxide containing the halogen comprises a lithium cobalt oxide, represented by the formula LiaCobAcBdOeXf (where A includes at least one selected from Al, Ti, Zr, Ni, and Mn; B includes at least one selected from Mg and Ca; a is 0.8 to 1.2; b is 0.75 to 1.0; c is 0 to 0.25; d is 0 to 0.03; e is 1.9 to 2.1; f is 0.0005 to 0.0035; and X is F).

US Pat. No. 10,559,824

POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING CORE CONTAINING LITHIUM COBALT OXIDE AND SHELL BEING DEFICIENT IN LITHIUM, AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A positive electrode active material for a secondary battery, comprising:a core part including lithium cobalt oxide; and
a shell part that is located on a surface of the core part and includes lithium-deficient cobalt oxide which is deficient in lithium because a molar ratio of lithium to cobalt is 0.9 or less,
wherein a molar ratio of lithium:cobalt in the lithium-deficient cobalt oxide of the shell part is in the range of 0.7:1 to 0.9:1,
wherein the lithium cobalt oxide of the core part has a composition of the following Chemical Formula 1:
LiaCo1-bMbO2  (1)
wherein, in Chemical Formula 1, M is each independently one or more selected from the gro up consisting of Ti, Mg, Al, Zr, Ba, Ca, Ti, Ta, Nb, and Mo;
0.95?a?1.02; and
0?b?0.2, and
wherein the lithium-deficient cobalt oxide of the shell part has a composition of the following Chemical Formula 2:
LiaCo1-bMbO2  (2)
Wherein, in Chemical Formula 2, M is each independently one or more selected from the group consisting of Ti, Mg, Al, Zr, Ba, Ca, Ti, Ta, Nb, and Mo;
0.7?a?0.9; and
0?b?0.2.

US Pat. No. 10,559,822

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, MIXED NEGATIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE FOR NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY, LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY, METHOD FOR PRODUCING NEGATIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCIN

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A negative electrode active material, wherein the negative electrode active material is a negative electrode active material comprising negative electrode active material particles;the negative electrode active material particles comprise silicon compound particles comprising a silicon compound (SiOx: 0.5?x?1.6);
the silicon compound particles include at least any one kind or more kinds of Li2SiO3 and Li4SiO4;
the negative electrode active material particles have a loose bulk density BD of 0.5 g/cm3 or more and 0.9 g/cm3 or less, a tapped bulk density TD of 0.7 g/cm3 or more and 1.2 g/cm3 or less, and a compression degree of 25% or less, the compression degree being defined by (TD-BD)/TD.

US Pat. No. 10,559,819

TITANIUM OXIDE, AND ELECTRODE AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY EACH MANUFACTURED USING SAME

KUBOTA CORPORATION, Osak...

4. An electrode, wherein at least part of an electrode active material of the electrode is the titanium oxide compound according to claim 1.

US Pat. No. 10,559,818

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY, AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A negative electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery, comprising:a negative active material layer including a negative active material including a Si-based active material; nanoclay; and an aqueous binder; and
a current collector supporting the negative active material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,559,815

METHOD OF PRODUCING MULTI-LEVEL GRAPHENE-PROTECTED CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL PARTICLES FOR BATTERY APPLICATIONS

Global Graphene Group, In...

1. A method of producing a mass of graphene-embraced particulates or secondary particles directly from a graphitic material for use as a lithium-ion battery cathode active material, said method comprising:a) mixing multiple particles of a graphitic material and multiple primary particles of a solid cathode active material and optional ball-milling media to form a mixture in an impacting chamber of an energy impacting apparatus, wherein said graphitic material has never been previously intercalated, oxidized, or exfoliated and said impacting chamber contains therein no previously produced isolated graphene sheets;
b) operating said energy impacting apparatus with a frequency and an intensity for a length of time sufficient for peeling off graphene sheets from said particles of graphitic material and transferring said peeled graphene sheets to surfaces of said primary particles of said solid cathode active material and fully embrace or encapsulate said primary particles to produce graphene-embraced or graphene-encapsulated primary particles of said cathode active material inside said impacting chamber;
c) recovering said graphene-embraced or graphene-encapsulated primary particles from said impacting chamber, wherein at least one of said embraced or encapsulated primary particles contains multiple graphene sheets of a first graphene material embracing or encapsulating at least one of said primary particles; and
d) combining a mass of said recovered graphene-embraced or graphene-encapsulated primary particles, an optional conductive additive, and graphene sheets of a second graphene material into a mass of graphene-embraced particulates, wherein said particulate comprises a single or a plurality of graphene-encapsulated primary particles of an cathode active material, comprising a primary particle of said cathode active material and multiple sheets of first graphene material overlapped together to embrace or encapsulate said primary particle, and wherein said single or a plurality of graphene-encapsulated primary particles, along with an optional conductive additive, are further embraced or encapsulated by multiple sheets of a second graphene material, wherein said first graphene material is the same as or different from said second graphene material, and wherein said first graphene and said second graphene material is each in an amount from 0.01% to 20% by weight and said optional conductive additive is in an amount from 0% to 50% by weight, all based on the total weight of said particulate.

US Pat. No. 10,559,814

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte battery comprising:a positive electrode;
a negative electrode containing monoclinic titanium dioxide or Li4+aTi5O12 (here, ?0.5?a?3) as an active material, and polyvinylidene fluoride with a molecular weight of 400,000 to 1,000,000 as a binder, the negative electrode satisfying a formula (I) below; and
a nonaqueous electrolyte containing at least one of difluorophosphate and monofluorophosphate,
0.1?(P2/P1)?0.4   (I),wherein P1 is an intensity of a peak that appears within a range of 689 to 685 eV in a spectrum according to photoelectron spectrometry of a surface of the negative electrode, and P2 is an intensity of a peak that appears within a range of 684 to 680 eV in the spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,559,811

GRAPHENE-ENHANCED ANODE PARTICULATES FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A lithium-ion battery anode comprising:a particulate comprising an envelope, where the envelope comprises a first graphene sheet and encapsulates:
a plurality of anode active material particles; and
a second graphene sheet; wherein the second graphene sheet is operative to separate some of the anode active material particles from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,559,808

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING IMPROVED SAFETY BY USING BIMETAL TAB

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising: a cathode plate, a separator, and an anode plate stacked successively; electrode tabs extended from one side of each of the cathode plate and the anode plate by a predetermined length; electrode leads electrically connected to the electrode tabs; and at least one bimetal tab defined by two metal plates laminated and joined together, the two metal plates having different heat expansion coefficients from one another,wherein the at least one bimetal tab is attached to a first one of the electrode tabs or the first one of the electrode tabs comprises the bimetal tab,
wherein the at least one bimetal tab overlaps at least one of the electrode leads to define an overlap region,
wherein a surface of the at least one bimetal tab is welded to a surface of at least one of the electrode leads by a weld zone comprising at least a portion of the overlap region, and wherein, at a predetermined high temperature indicating an abnormal operating condition, the at least one bimetal tab is configured to deflect due to differential heat expansion of the two metal plates such that the bimetal tab disconnects from the at least one of the electrode leads by separating from one another at the weld zone.

US Pat. No. 10,559,807

BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery pack, comprising:a plurality of battery cells arranged in parallel in a length direction, each of the battery cells including ends with electrode regions;
a holder case including an inner space accommodating the battery cells;
a protection circuit module on an outer surface of the holder case and in an outer space of the holder case; and
a temperature sensor extending from a region facing the holder case, wherein:
an insertion area is at a location of the holder case which corresponds to the temperature sensor and wherein the insertion area includes a removed part of the holder case, the temperature sensor passing through the insertion area of the holder case and between the holder case and an outer surface of at least one of the battery cells to contact the outer surface of the at least one of the battery cells,
the temperature sensor extends from the outer surface of the at least one of the battery cell in the inner space of the holder case to the protection circuit module in the outer space of the holder case through the insertion area of the holder case, and
an interval between the holder case and the outer surface of the at least one of the battery cells where the temperature sensor is located varies.

US Pat. No. 10,559,806

BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A battery comprising:a container member comprising a main part and a terminal-connecting part adjacent to the main part;
an electrode body housed in the main part;
a lead electrically connected to the electrode body and housed in the terminal-connecting part;
a terminal electrically connected to the lead and provided on the terminal-connecting part; and
a gasket having a through hole,
wherein a thickness of the main part is larger than a thickness of the terminal-connecting part,
the main part of the container member comprises a main surface of the container member,
the terminal-connecting part of the container member comprises a first surface and a second surface as a reverse side with respect to the first surface, and the second surface faces the lead,
the terminal comprises a first end part and a second end part, the first end part is positioned outside the container member, and the second end part is positioned inside the container member, and
a distance from the first surface of the terminal-connecting part of the container member to a main surface of the first end part of the terminal is smaller than a distance from the first surface to a plane on which the main surface of the container member is positioned,
the terminal-connecting part comprises a rising part comprising a tip projected from the second surface, and a through hole passing through the terminal-connecting part from the first surface to the tip of the rising part, and the through hole comprises a tapered part having a diameter reduced with increasing proximity to the tip of the rising part,
the terminal comprises a main part extending to an axial direction toward the second end part from the first end part, and the main part comprises a diameter-reduction part between the first end part and the second end part, and the diameter-reduction part has a diameter that reduces with increasing proximity to the second end part,
at least a part of the gasket is located in the tapered part of the through hole of the container member,
at least a part of the diameter-reduction part of the main part of the terminal is located in the through hole of the gasket,
the at least a part of the gasket is sandwiched between the tapered part of the container member and the diameter-reduction part of the terminal, and
an inclination angle of the tapered part of the container member to the axial direction of the main part of the terminal is larger than an inclination angle of the diameter-reduction part to the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,559,804

BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. A battery pack, comprising:a first cell group including one or more cells, wherein the first cell group has first and second electrodes opposing each other;
a second cell group including one or more cells, wherein the second cell group has first and second electrodes opposing each other;
a circuit board electrically connected to the first and second cell groups; and
a connector provided in the circuit board and including a plurality of connector terminals,
wherein the connector terminals include:
a first connector terminal electrically connected to the first electrode of the first cell group;
a second connector terminal electrically connected to the second electrode of the first cell group;
a third connector terminal electrically connected to the first electrode of the second cell group; and
a fourth connector terminal electrically connected to the second electrode of the second cell group, and
wherein the first and third connector terminals are configured to be electrically connected with or disconnected from each other, wherein the second and fourth connector terminals are configured to be electrically connected with or disconnected from each other, wherein when the first and third connector terminals are electrically connected with each other, they are in contact with each other, and wherein when the second and fourth connector terminals are electrically connected with each other, they are in contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,559,802

SEPARATOR MEMBRANES FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES AND RELATED METHODS

Celgard, LLC, Charlotte,...

1. A ceramic coated separator for an energy storage device, such as a secondary lithium ion battery, comprising:a microporous polyolefin membrane having a first surface and a second surface, wherein said microporous membrane is at least one of a single layer, multiple layer, single ply, and/or multiple ply structure; and,
a ceramic coating on at least one surface of said microporous membrane, said ceramic coating comprising a layer of ceramic particles in a polymeric binder, said ceramic particles having an average particle size ranging from 0.01 ?m to 5 ?m in diameter, said polymeric binder includes poly (sodium acrylate-acrylamide-acrylonitrile) copolymer,
wherein said ceramic coated separator has a TMA TD shrinkage of about 0.5% or less at ?130° C. and at least one of the following physical characteristics: a TMA MD dimensional change of ?2% or more at ?110° C.; a MD shrinkage of 15% or less at 135° C. for one hour; a volatile component evolution of ?0.5% volatile components at ?250° C.; and a strain shrinkage of 0% at ?120° C.

US Pat. No. 10,559,801

NANOSTRUCTURED METAL ORGANIC MATERIAL ELECTRODE SEPARATORS AND METHODS THEREFOR

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A nanostructured electrode separator, consisting essentially of:a covalent organic framework, wherein the nanostructured electrode separator is a phase-pure material.

US Pat. No. 10,559,800

ELECTRODE, SECONDARY BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, ELECTRIC VEHICLE, ELECTRIC POWER STORAGE SYSTEM, ELECTRIC POWER TOOL, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A battery comprising:a cathode;
an anode;
an electrolytic solution;
an interlayer provided between the cathode and the anode;
wherein the interlayer includes at least one of a polymer compound, and one or more of a polyphosphate salt, a melamine salt, a metal hydroxide, and a metal hydrate,
the interlayer further includes a melamine derivative represented by Formula (1)

where R1 to R6 are each one of a hydrogen group (—H), a monovalent hydrocarbon group, a monovalent hydroxyl-group-containing hydrocarbon group, a monovalent group obtained by bonding one or more monovalent hydrocarbon groups and one or more oxygen bonds (—O—), a monovalent group obtained by bonding one or more monovalent hydroxyl-group-containing hydrocarbon groups and one or more oxygen bonds, and a monovalent group obtained by bonding two or more thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,559,799

CUTTING METHOD

MANZ ITALY S.R.L., Sasso...

1. A cutting method comprising:cutting with a laser arrangement at least one continuous sheet material of separator for electrodes;
performing at least two distinct cutting lines in which a first cutting line is intersected by a second cutting line at an intersection point;
providing an arrangement of a plurality of electrodes applied to said sheet material in a row one after the other in a longitudinal direction; and
leaving a space between one electrode and the other to enable the sheet material to be cut in the space between the electrodes,
wherein said first cutting line having at least an intermediate portion that extends in length with at least one component parallel to said longitudinal direction, and
wherein said intersection point being arranged in said intermediate portion, wherein said intermediate portion comprises a curve shaped in such a manner as to have, at at least one point, a tangent that is parallel to said longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,559,797

BATTERY ASSEMBLY HAVING A THERMAL SHIELD

BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL P...

1. A battery assembly comprising:a plurality of battery cells;
a battery module frame comprising a plurality of battery pockets, each battery pocket including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, and each battery pocket holding at least one of the plurality of battery cells; and
a thermal shield comprising a plurality of hole patterns, the thermal shield covering the first ends of the plurality of battery pockets and mechanically contacting the battery module frame, each of the plurality of hole patterns positioned over a corresponding one of the plurality of battery pockets and configured to vent gas from the battery pocket if a battery cell in the battery pocket undergoes thermal runaway and further configured to restrict gas from entering the battery pocket from other battery pockets,
each of the plurality of hole patterns including a hole in the thermal shield and a perforated pattern cut into the thermal shield.

US Pat. No. 10,559,796

BATTERY CARRIER FOR A VEHICLE

Benteler Automobiltechnik...

1. A battery carrier for accommodating at least one electric battery module in a vehicle, with:at least one first wall comprising a carrier bottom or a carrier cover;
at least one second wall comprising at least one side wall, wherein the at least one second wall is arranged at a non-parallel angle with respect to the at least one first wall, wherein the second wall is joined to the first wall by a joining region and laterally limits the at least one first wall, wherein an adhesive region is formed in the joining region; and
at least one seal materially bonded to the adhesive region to fluidically seal the joining region, wherein the adhesive region is configured to condition the joining region for a materially bonded connection to the at least one seal.

US Pat. No. 10,559,795

CHASSIS BRACE FOR PROTECTING TRACTION BATTERY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:a battery pack including siderails;
a front cradle including rearwardly extending arms connected to the siderails, a cross member longitudinally spaced from the battery pack, and a bushing assembly; and
a brace including a midportion connected to the cross member and ends connected to the arms such that the brace creates load paths between the cross member and the siderails to inhibit impact between the cross member and the battery pack, wherein the brace is attached to the cross member via the bushing assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,559,794

BATTERY SEALING ENCLOSURE

BYTON LIMITED, Hong Kong...

1. A battery enclosure comprising:a rigid frame forming a perimeter of the battery enclosure, the rigid frame having a T-shaped cross section including a web and a flange joined to an end of the web, the flange having a pair of flange sections that project away from the centerline of the web;
a bottom panel having an inner side and an outer side, the bottom panel being positioned within the perimeter formed by the rigid frame so that the outer side of the bottom panel rests on one of the pair of flange sections and so that a perimeter edge of the bottom panel is positioned in a corner formed by the web and the flange section on which the bottom panel rests;
a seal positioned in the corner formed by the inner side of the bottom panel and the web; and
a joiner to couple the bottom panel to the flange section on which the bottom panel rests.

US Pat. No. 10,559,793

BATTERY ARRAY RETENTION METHOD AND ASSEMBLY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A retention assembly, comprising: an enclosure; a first and a second rail; and a battery array having a first laterally outer region resting on the first rail and an opposing, second laterally outer region resting on the second rail, the battery array secured relative to the enclosure at a position spaced from the first and second laterally outer regions to clamp the first and second laterally outer regions against the first and second rails, wherein the first and the second rails are separate and distinct structures that are spaced a distance from one another, wherein the first and second rails are secured directly to a floor that is provided by a tray of the enclosure, wherein the tray is directly secured to a lid.

US Pat. No. 10,559,792

STRUCTURALLY-INTEGRATED BATTERY PACK

Ampaire, Inc., Temecula,...

1. A structurally-integrated battery pack incorporated into a structural element of an aircraft and/or vehicle, the structurally-integrated battery pack comprising:an outer skin comprising a first external surface and a first internal surface;
an inner skin comprising a second external surface and a second internal surface;
structural foam disposed between the outer skin and the inner skin, the structural foam including battery voids and one or more cooling channels; and
battery cells disposed within the battery voids, wherein the battery cells within the battery voids and the structural foam form layers, the layers comprising a first layer including a first structural foam layer, a second layer including a first battery disposed within a first battery void, and a third layer including at least a partial structural foam layer, wherein the partial structural foam layer at least partially forms a cooling channel,
wherein the outer skin, the inner skin, the structural foam, and the battery cells are incorporated into the structural element of an aircraft and/or vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,559,791

BATTERY MODULE

1. A battery module, comprising a plurality of round cells of identical dimensions, target charge capacity and voltage, which are grouped into a series of round cell stacks, which round cell stacks are arranged one behind the other in a row and which round cell stacks all consist of an identical plurality of round cells which lie in each round cell stack axis-parallel to the stack row direction, adjacent and on top of each other in identical position in the stack row direction, whereincontact plates interposed between adjacent round cell stacks are provided, as well as end-side contact plates at the ends of the round cell stack row disposed in the stack row direction, which connect the round cells of each round cell stack in an electrically parallel manner at their poles disposed in the stack row direction, and wherein
all the round cells are arranged in such a way that all identical electrical poles face in the same direction and form a plurality of aligned round cell rows corresponding to the plurality of round cells per round cell stack, the round cells of each round cell row are respectively electrically connected in series via the interposed contact plates, wherein
at least the contact plates interposed between adjacent round cell stacks comprise protrusions for contacting the poles of the round cells and are electrically conductive at the protrusions and in the flat sections between the protrusions, wherein the protrusions press on the poles, but are not integrally connected to the poles, and wherein,
at the two ends of the round cell stack row, a respective pole plate rests on the outside on the end-side contact plate there, which pole plates are thicker-walled as compared to the contact plates, and which form the ends of the round cell stack row forming the poles of the battery module, and wherein
the protrusions have either identical dimensions and are provided on the contact plates at the positions corresponding to the axes of the round cell rows, wherein the protrusions each contact a pole of a round cell or both mutually facing poles of two adjoining round cells of a round cell row, so that all round cell poles are contacted via one of the protrusions,
or
the contact plates, which contact the plus poles of a round cell stack, comprise respective protrusions of identical dimensions on their sides facing the plus poles on the axes of the round cell rows, which protrusions each contact a plus pole of one of the round cells, and the contact plates, which contact the minus poles of a round cell stack, respectively comprise a plurality of protrusions with identical dimension on their sides facing the minus poles around the positions corresponding to the axes of the round cell regions, which protrusions each contact one of the minus poles of one of the round cells.

US Pat. No. 10,559,790

LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY CONFIGURED TO MAKE BEST USE OF AN ACCOMMODATING SPACE IN AN ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

ROUTE JADE INC., Nonsan-...

1. A lithium ion secondary battery comprising:an electrode assembly in which a plurality of pocketing anode bodies and a plurality of cathode bodies are alternately stacked,
wherein a concavely recessed space is formed in the electrode assembly and a protrusion of an electronic apparatus is inserted into the space,
wherein one of the pocketing anode bodies includes:
an anode plate which has a coating layer of lithium or lithium metal complex oxide as an anode active material, has a plain protrusion, and has a first through hole formed therethrough;
a pair of separation films which covers both surfaces of the anode plate while exposing only the plain protrusion; and
a film unit which is located between the pair of separation films to be attached to the pair of separation films,
wherein the film unit includes:
a first insulating member which is located between the pair of separation films in an entire or partial outer circumference of the anode plate to be attached to the pair of separation films; and
a second insulating member which is located between the pair of separation films in an entire or partial inner circumference of the anode plate which forms the first through hole to be attached to the pair of separation films, and
wherein the film unit includes a connecting member which connects the first insulating member and the second insulating member to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,559,789

ADAPTER FOR CONNECTING A PLURALITY OF BATTERY PACKS TO A POWER TOOL

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. An adapter for connecting a plurality of first battery packs, each having a nominal voltage that is substantially equal to or greater than 18 volts but less than 36 volts, to a main body of an electric power tool having a rated voltage that is substantially equal to or greater than 36 volts, wherein the main body of the electric power tool comprises a second battery interface configured to removably attach a second battery pack and to electrically connect the second battery pack to an electric motor housed in the main body, the adapter comprising:a plurality of first battery interfaces configured to removably attach the plurality of first battery packs, the first battery interfaces having a different physical configuration than the second battery interface such that the second battery pack is not connectable to the first battery interface;
a connector configured to be removably attached to the second battery interface, wherein the plurality of first battery interfaces is configured to electrically connect the attached first battery packs in series to the connector; and
a plurality of visual indicators disposed on a surface of the adapter such that they have the same or substantially the same illumination direction, the visual indicators being configured to visually indicate at least a level of charge of each of the first battery packs respectively attached to the first battery interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,559,788

BATTERY PACK FOR MOBILE DEVICES

mophie inc., Irvine, CA ...

1. A protective battery case for use with a mobile electronic device, the protective battery case comprising:a protective casing comprising:
a back wall configured to be positioned adjacent to at least a portion of a back side of a mobile electronic device, wherein the mobile device has a primary battery for powering the mobile electronic device;
an upper wall configured to be positioned adjacent to at least a portion of a top of the mobile electronic device;
a right side wall configured to be positioned adjacent to at least a portion of a right side of the mobile electronic device;
a left side wall configured to be positioned adjacent to at least a portion of a left side of the mobile electronic device;
a front opening configured such that a display of the mobile electronic device is visible through the front opening such that the mobile electronic device is usable while inside the casing;
a supplemental battery housed within a thickness of the back wall such that the supplemental battery is configured to be positioned behind the back side of the mobile electronic device;
a first interface coupled to the supplemental battery and configured to recharge the primary battery of the mobile electronic device with power from the supplemental battery;
a second interface coupled to the supplemental battery and configured to recharge the supplemental battery, wherein the second interface comprises an external port configured to receive a connector for wired recharging of the supplemental battery; and
a third interface coupled to the supplemental battery and configured to recharge the supplemental battery, wherein the third interface comprises a wireless charging device for recharging the supplemental battery wirelessly.

US Pat. No. 10,559,787

ELECTROLYTE, BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, ELECTRIC VEHICLE, POWER STORAGE APPARATUS, AND POWER SYSTEM

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An electrolyte for a lithium-ion secondary battery, comprising:a non-aqueous solvent,
an electrolyte salt, and
at least one of compounds represented by a formula (2),
(in the formula (2), A2 represents a divalent saturated hydrocarbon group, a divalent unsaturated hydrocarbon group, a divalent halogenated saturated hydrocarbon group, or a divalent halogenated unsaturated hydrocarbon group, A2 has a number of carbon atoms from 3 to 5, a first ring being formed with A2, O (oxygen), and P (phosphorus) and R2 and R3 each independently represents a monovalent saturated hydrocarbon group, a monovalent unsaturated hydrocarbon group, a monovalent aromatic hydrocarbon group, a monovalent halogenated saturated hydrocarbon group, a monovalent halogenated unsaturated hydrocarbon group, or a monovalent halogenated aromatic hydrocarbon group).

US Pat. No. 10,559,786

CELL PACKAGING TECHNIQUES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A battery system comprising:a battery cell, wherein the battery cell comprises an electrode tab extending from an edge of the battery cell; and
a module electrically coupled with the battery cell, wherein:
the module is characterized by a first surface, a height, and a second surface opposite the first surface,
a conductive tab coupled along the first surface of the module extends from a first end parallel to a plane of the first surface,
the conductive tab is characterized by a curvature at a midpoint of the conductive tab,
a distal region of the conductive tab returns back across the first surface of the module parallel to the first surface, and
a distal portion of the electrode tab is fixedly coupled with the distal region of the conductive tab; and
a first water resistant tape extending about the module and across the first end of the conductive tab.

US Pat. No. 10,559,785

SEALING APPARATUS FOR SECONDARY BATTERY

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A sealing apparatus for a secondary battery, which seals a sealing part of a battery case at which an electrode lead coupled to an electrode assembly is disposed, the sealing apparatus comprising:a thermal fusion member applying heat and a pressure to the sealing part of the battery case, at which the electrode lead is disposed, to seal the sealing part; and
a temperature rising prevention member configured to contact a front end of the electrode lead to cool the sealing part through the electrode lead, thereby preventing the sealing part from increasing in temperature,
wherein the temperature rising prevention member includes a flat surface to contact the front end of the electrode lead.

US Pat. No. 10,559,783

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display device, comprising:a base substrate;
a cover plate opposite to the base substrate; and
a first frame sealant;
wherein the cover plate is bonded to the base substrate at least by the first frame sealant, at least one groove is provided in a bonding region of at least one of the base substrate and the cover plate, and at least a part of the first frame sealant is disposed in the groove,
wherein at least one thermosensitive laser circuit is disposed in the groove, the thermosensitive laser circuit configured to emit a laser for melting an inner wall of the groove when an ambient temperature exceeds a preset value.

US Pat. No. 10,559,782

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing an organic light emitting display apparatus, the method comprising:forming a black matrix layer on one surface of a second substrate such that the black matrix layer includes an open area and a closed area;
forming a photosensitive photoresist layer in the open area and the closed area of the black matrix layer;
light exposing and developing the photosensitive photoresist layer such that a photoresist member remains in the open area of the black matrix layer;
providing a first substrate that has an emission layer and a pixel defining layer thereon;
disposing the second substrate on the first substrate such that the second substrate faces the first substrate; and
aligning the second substrate with the first substrate such that the open area of the black matrix layer is aligned with the emission layer, by inserting at least a portion of the photoresist member in a groove formed by the emission layer and the pixel defining layer.

US Pat. No. 10,559,781

DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:a display region arranged above a substrate;
a first light emitting element emitting light of a first color, a second light emitting element emitting light of a second color, and a third light emitting element emitting light of a third color arranged in the display region; and
a first optical path length adjustment film, a second optical path length adjustment film, and a third optical path length adjustment film in the display region,
wherein
the first optical path length adjustment film has a first region overlapping the first light emitting element, the second light emitting element and the third light emitting element;
the second optical path length adjustment film has a second region not overlapping the third light emitting element, and overlapping the first light emitting element and the second light emitting element; and
the third optical path length adjustment film has a third region not overlapping the second light emitting element, and overlapping the first light emitting element and the third light emitting element.

US Pat. No. 10,559,780

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING MIDDLE LAYER LOCATED BETWEEN FIRST BASE AND SECOND BASE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first base formed of a resin material;
a second base formed of a resin material;
a middle layer including a metal layer located between the first base and the second base; and
a circuit unit and an electronic element unit located above the second base,whereinthe metal layer is formed of any one of titanium (Ti), palladium (Pd), zirconium (Zr), and aluminum (Al),
the middle layer comprises a first layer which is in contact with the first base, a second layer which is in contact with the second base, and a third layer which is in contact with the first layer and the second layer, and
a nitrogen content of each of the first layer and the second layer is higher than a nitrogen content of the third layer.

US Pat. No. 10,559,779

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY WITH STRESS-RELIEF LAYER IN TRENCH

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A flexible display, comprising:a flexible substrate including a bending area and a display area;
an insulating layer disposed on the flexible substrate;
at least one groove in the insulating layer within the bending area;
a stress relaxation layer disposed on the at least one groove; and
a plurality of wires disposed on the insulating layer and the stress relaxation layer,
wherein the bending area is bent with respect to a bending axis, and the at least one groove of the insulating layer extends along a direction parallel to the bending axis.

US Pat. No. 10,559,778

COMPOSITE GAS BARRIER LAMINATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

ZEON CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A composite gas barrier layered body for an organic electroluminescent light-emitting element, consisting of:a gas barrier layered body (A) having a film (a) of an alicyclic polyolefin resin and one or more inorganic barrier layers (a) directly provided on at least one surface of the film (a);
a film (b) formed of an alicyclic polyolefin resin having a thickness that is equal to less than a thickness of the film (a); and
a heat-melting layer that is interposed between the inorganic barrier layer (a) and the film (b) to bond the inorganic barrier layer (a) to the film (b), wherein
a difference (TgB?TgA) between a glass transition temperature TgA of the heat-melting layer and a glass transition temperature TgB of the alicyclic polyolefin resin constituting the film (a) and the film (b) is 25° C. or higher,
a ratio of the thickness of the film (a) relative to the thickness of the film (b) is from 10:9 to 3:1,
a thickness of the heat-melting layer is 3 ?m or more and 50 ?m or less, and
the heat-melting layer is
a layer of a styrene-based thermoplastic elastomer resin,
a layer of an olefin-based thermoplastic elastomer resin,
a layer of a vinyl chloride-based thermoplastic elastomer resin,
a layer of a polyester-based thermoplastic elastomer resin, or
a layer of a urethane-based thermoplastic elastomer resin.

US Pat. No. 10,559,776

OLED DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF PACKAGING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An OLED display device, comprising:a substrate;
a cover plate provided opposite to the substrate;
a light emitting region located on a surface of the substrate facing the cover plate, wherein the light emitting region has an OLED display structure;
a dam around the light emitting region; and
a packaging adhesive layer disposed on the light emitting region and configured to cover the OLED display structure,
wherein, the cover plate is provided with a groove at a position corresponding to the dam, an end of the dam away from the substrate being received in the groove,
the dam includes a first sub-dam and a second sub-dam stacked on the first sub-dam, wherein the first sub-dam is disposed close to the substrate, and the second sub-dam is received in the groove, and
the first sub-dam has a first surface, a portion of which is in contact with the second sub-dam and another portion of the first surface is in contact with the cover plate.

US Pat. No. 10,559,775

ORGANIC EL DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

1. An organic EL display device comprising:a base material;
a plurality of pixels on the base material;
a lower electrode which each of the plurality of pixels is provided with;
an organic insulation layer which sections the plurality of pixels;
an organic material layer on the lower electrode and the organic insulation layer, the organic material layer including a plurality of layers; and
an upper electrode on the organic material layer, wherein
a level difference part is positioned on an upper surface of the organic insulation layer so as to form a recess part at the upper surface,
a first layer included in the organic material layer is divided at the level difference part, or has a thin part being thinner at the level difference part than at a position at which the first layer faces the lower electrode,
a second layer included in the organic material layer which is different from the first layer is not divided at the level difference part, and
a height of the level difference part is smaller than a thickness of the lower electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,559,774

LIGHTING APPARATUS USING ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

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

1. A lighting apparatus using an organic light-emitting diode, the lighting apparatus comprising:an auxiliary electrode disposed on a substrate;
a first electrode of a non-emission region formed of a transparent conductive film and covering the auxiliary electrode, and a first electrode of an emission region disposed on each of side surfaces of the first electrode of the non-emission region;
a first passivation layer disposed on an upper portion of the first electrode of the non-emission region;
an organic light-emitting layer and a second electrode, disposed in a lighting part of the substrate on which the first passivation layer is disposed; and
a metal film disposed in the lighting part of the substrate,
wherein the first electrode of the non-emission region has a resistance value higher than that of indium tin oxide (ITO), and the first electrode of the emission region has a resistance value lower than that of the first electrode of the non-emission region.

US Pat. No. 10,559,773

LIGHTING APPARATUS USING ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

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

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a first substrate where a plurality of pixels is formed;
an auxiliary electrode disposed on the first substrate;
at least one conductive pattern disposed at each of the plurality of pixels; and
an organic light emitting diode disposed at each of the plurality of pixels and including a first electrode, an organic light emitting layer and a second electrode;
wherein the first electrode is electrically connected with the auxiliary electrode and the least one conductive pattern, and
wherein the first electrode is formed of a transparent conductive material having an electrical resistance of at least half of the organic light emitting layer.

US Pat. No. 10,559,772

DISPLAY DEVICE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A display device comprising:a plurality of optical elements;
a sealing film sealing the plurality of optical elements and including a first inorganic layer, a second inorganic layer, and an organic layer provided between the first inorganic layer and the second inorganic layer; and
at least one organic layer stopper formed from a frame-shaped bank surrounding a display region on which the plurality of optical elements are provided, and defining edges of the organic layer,
wherein the at least one organic layer stopper includes an organic layer stopper including a first frame portion surrounding the display region in a plan view and including a plurality of corner portions, and a second frame portion contiguous to the first frame portion, surrounding each of the plurality of corner portions of the first frame portion, and protruding from the first frame portion at the plurality of corner portions of the first frame portion with a space between the second frame portion and each of the plurality of corner portions of the first frame portion.

US Pat. No. 10,559,771

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FIRST ELECTRODE/ACTIVE LAYER/SECOND ELECTRODE STACK

ISORG, Grenoble (FR) TRI...

1. A process for producing a stack of a first electrode/active layer/second electrode, wherein the stack is intended for an electronic device, in particular an organic photodetector or an organic solar cell, said process comprising following steps:(a) depositing a first conductor layer on a front side of a substrate, in order to form the first electrode; and
(b) depositing an active layer taking a form of a thin organic semiconductor layer, the thin organic semiconductor layer comprising discontinuous zones; wherein the depositing active layer (b) further includes following steps, (d), (e), (f) and (g) wherein:
(d) depositing a resist layer of positive resist on a side of the stack which is opposite to the substrate, wherein the substrate is at least partially transparent;
(e) exposing the resist layer via a back side of said substrate;
(f) developing the resist layer; and
(g) depositing a second conductor layer in order to form the conductive second electrode wherein the discontinuous zones are defects that pass through the active layer.

US Pat. No. 10,559,770

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT, IMAGING DEVICE, OPTICAL SENSOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A photoelectric conversion element, comprising:a first electrode formed of a first transparent material;
a second electrode formed of a second transparent material;
an organic photoelectric conversion layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, the organic photoelectric conversion layer including one or more organic semiconductor materials; and
a buffer layer disposed between the first electrode and the organic photoelectric conversion layer, the buffer layer including an amorphous inorganic material and having an energy level of 7.7 to 8.0 eV, wherein a difference in a highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) energy level from the organic photoelectric conversion layer and the buffer layer is 2 eV or more, and
wherein the buffer layer is formed with a third transparent material having a refractive index with respect to at least the first electrode or the second electrode of 0.3 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,559,769

FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS EMPLOYING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A method of manufacturing a flexible substrate, the method comprising:injecting a first reactant above a polymer substrate into a top surface of the polymer substrate and infiltrating the first reactant into the polymer substrate;
injecting a second reactant below the polymer substrate into a bottom surface of the polymer substrate and infiltrating the second reactant into the polymer substrate; and
forming a barrier region by filling at least a portion of a free volume of the polymer substrate with an inorganic material formed via a reaction of the first and second reactants inside the polymer substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,559,768

ADHESIVE AND FLEXIBLE DISPLAY USING THE SAME

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

1. An adhesive interposed between a first adherend and a second adherend facing each other, the adhesive comprising:a strain layer comprising a plurality of spaced-apart divided strain layers, each spaced-apart divided strain layer having a polygonal top surface along a folding axis; and
a first adhesive layer having a first surface contacting the top surface of the strain layer and a second surface contacting the first adherend,
wherein each of the spaced-apart divided strain layers has the top surface, a bottom facing the second adherend, and a height between the top surface and the bottom surface,
wherein the top surface and the bottom surface have a first side along the folding axis and a second side crossing the first side, and the height is longer than the second side, and
wherein a distance between second sides of two adjacent spaced-apart divided strain layers is larger than or equal to a length of the second side.

US Pat. No. 10,559,767

FLEXIBLE ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY DEVICE

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) display device, comprising: a housing and an OLED display panel disposed in the housing;wherein the housing comprises:
a substrate having at least one first bending section disposed in the middle of the substrate; and
an encapsulation layer covering a surface of the substrate and a surface of the first bending section;
wherein the OLED display panel is disposed on the surface of the substrate, the OLED display panel comprises at least one second bending section, the first bending section is disposed at a position corresponding to the second bending section, and the first bending section is greater than the second bending section;
wherein each of two opposite ends of the substrate is bent and defined an opposite receiving groove and ends of the flexible OLED panel are attached at the respective two receiving grooves;
wherein each of the two ends of the substrate is double-bent and defined a first bending portion and a second bending portion in sequence and the receiving groove is constructed of the first bending portion, the second bending portion, and a portion of the substrate which is adjacent to the first bending portion.

US Pat. No. 10,559,766

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY SCREEN AND FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE

SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELE...

1. A flexible display screen, comprising:a flexible substrate comprising a functional area in which functional elements are arranged, and a peripheral area around the functional area, wherein the flexible substrate comprises at least one bent section; and
a support structure arranged in the peripheral area of the flexible substrate, wherein the support structure traverses the bent section, is bent or expanded along with the bent section, and supports the bent section; wherein an extension direction of the support structure is perpendicular to an extension direction of the bent section;
wherein the functional area comprises a display area, a wiring area, and a flexible circuit board wire soldering area;
wherein the wiring area is located between the display area and the flexible circuit board wire soldering area;
the flexible substrate comprises a first bent section which is located between the display area and the flexible circuit board wire soldering area, and traverses the wiring area; and
the support structure comprises at least two first support bodies located on two sides of the wiring area in the extension direction of the first bent section;
wherein the wiring area comprises at least two sub-wiring areas arranged in the extension direction of the first bent section; and the support structure further comprises at least one second support body located between the sub-wiring areas;
wherein each of the at least two sub-wiring areas comprises at least two metal wires; each of the at least one second support body traverses the first bent section, and is bent or expanded along with the first bent section; and there is one second support body arranged between every two adjacent sub-wiring areas.

US Pat. No. 10,559,764

FUSED POLYCYCLIC HETEROAROMATIC COMPOUND, ORGANIC THIN FILM INCLUDING COMPOUND AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING ORGANIC THIN FILM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A fused polycyclic heteroaromatic compound represented by Chemical Formula 1A
wherein, in Chemical Formula 1A,
each of X1 to X4 are independently O, S, Se, Te, N—Ra, or —NC(?O)ORf,
wherein each Ra is independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted linear or branched C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C7 to C30 arylalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkoxy group, and
wherein Rf is a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group,
each of R1 to R12 are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C7 to C30 arylalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 heteroarylalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 alkylheteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C5 to C30 cycloalkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group,
each of n1 and n2 are independently 1, 2, or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,559,763

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT, IMAGING DEVICE, OPTICAL SENSOR, AND METHOD OF USING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A compound represented by General formula (17),
in General formula (17), each of R45 and R46 independently represents an aryl group which may have a substituent or a heteroaryl group which may have a substituent, and at least one of R45 and R46 is a group represented by General formula (14),

in General formula (14), each of R30 and R31 independently represents an alkyl group, an aryl group which may have a substituent, or a heteroaryl group which may have a substituent; R32 represents an arylene group which may have a substituent or a heteroarylene group which may have a substituent; R30 and R31, R30 and R32, or R31 and R32 form a ring by being directly bonded to each other or by being bonded to each other through a linking group; and *5 represents a bonding position,
wherein each of R30, R31 and R32 are directly bonded to the N.

US Pat. No. 10,559,762

ORGANIC COMPOUND, LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND LIGHTING DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A light-emitting element comprising:a pair of electrodes; and
an organic compound represented by General Formula (G):

wherein either of A1 and A2 is represented by General Formula (G-1) and the other is hydrogen or another substituent,
wherein the another substituent represents an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 6 carbon atoms, an alkylphenyl group, or a phenyl group,
wherein ?1 and ?2 each independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted phenylene group,
wherein n and in each independently represent 1 or 2, and
wherein P1 and P2 each independently represent hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted phenylene group, or a substituted or unsubstituted biphenylene group.

US Pat. No. 10,559,761

LIGHT-EMITTING MATERIAL, AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE

Kyulux, Inc., Fukuoka (J...

1. An organic electroluminescent device comprising a pair of electrodes and one layer or plural layers including at least a light emitting layer intervening between the electrodes, the light emitting layer containing as a host material thereof a light-emitting material comprising a compound having a carbazole ring structure represented by the following general formula (1):
wherein A1 and A2 may be the same or different, and each represents a divalent group of a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon or a divalent group of a substituted or unsubstituted condensed polycyclic aromatics;
A3 represents a divalent group of a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon, a divalent group of a substituted or unsubstituted condensed polycyclic aromatics, or a single bond; B represents a substituted or unsubstituted pyridyl, bipyridyl, terpyridyl, pyrimidinyl, pyrazinyl, pyridazinyl, triazinyl, pyrrolyl, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, triazolyl, oxazolyl, isoxazolyl, thiazolyl, isothiazolyl, oxadiazolyl, thiadiazolyl, fury!, thienyl, quinolyl, isoquinolyl, quinoxalinyl, quinazolinyl, naphthyridinyl, indolyl, isoindolyl, benzoimidazolyl, benzotriazolyl, benzofuranyl, benzothienyl, benzoxazolyl, benzoxadiazolyl, benzothiazolyl, benzothiadiazolyl, pyridopyrrolyl, pyridoimidazolyl, pyridotriazolyl, pteridinyl, acridinyl, phenazinyl, phenanthrolinyl, phenoxazinyl, phenothiazinyl, phenocelenazinyl, phenotellurazinyl, phenophosphinazinyl, carbolinyl, dibenzofuranyl, dibenzothienyl, or xanthenyl;
and R1 to R15 may be the same or different, and each represents a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, a fluorine atom, a chlorine atom, cyano, nitro, linear or branched alkyl of 1 to 20 carbon atoms that may have a substituent, cycloalkyl of 5 to 10 carbon atoms that may have a substituent, linear or branched alkenyl of 2 to 20 carbon atoms that may have a substituent, linear or branched alkyloxy of 1 to 20 carbon atoms that may have a substituent, cycloalkyloxy of 5 to 10 carbon atoms that may have a substituent, a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon group, a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic heterocyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted condensed polycyclic aromatic group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group, or a disubstituted amino group substituted with an aromatic hydrocarbon group, an aromatic heterocyclic group, or a condensed polycyclic aromatic group, and may bind to each other via a single bond, a substituted or unsubstituted methylene, an oxygen atom, or a sulfur atom, to form a ring and wherein the organic electroluminescent device emits delayed fluorescence.

US Pat. No. 10,559,760

ORGANIC COMPOUND, LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND LIGHTING DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. An organic compound represented by General Formula (G0):
wherein Ar1, Ar2, and Ar3 independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 25 carbon atoms,
wherein Ar4 represents a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 25 carbon atoms,
wherein n, m, and l independently represent an integer of 0 or 1,
wherein A1 represents General Formula (g0) or General Formula (g1),
wherein A2 represents General Formula (g0) or General Formula (g1),

wherein Ar5 and Ar6 independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 13 carbon atoms,
wherein R1 to R18 independently represent any one of hydrogen, a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, a cyclic hydrocarbon group having 3 to 6 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, a cyano group, halogen, a haloalkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 25 carbon atoms, and
wherein R6 and R15 independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 13 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,559,759

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE

HODOGAYA CHEMICAL CO., LT...

1. An organic electroluminescence device having an anode, a first hole transport layer, a second hole transport layer, a luminous layer, an electron transport layer, and a cathode in the order of description, wherein the second hole transport layer includes an arylamine derivative represented by any of the following formulas (1a-a), (1a-b), (1b-a), (1c-a), (1c-b), or (1c-c):
wherein Ar1 to Ar4 are phenyl groups that may have a substituent, biphenyl groups that may have a substituent, terphenyl groups that may have a substituent, triphenylenyl groups that may have a substituent, or fluorenyl groups that may have a substituent, said substituent being an alkyl group, a naphthyl group, or an indolyl group,
and the electron transport layer includes a pyrimidine compound represented by formula (2a)

wherein Ar5 is a phenyl group or a phenyl group substituted with a naphthyl group, Ar6 is a naphthyl group or a phenyl group substituted with a phenanthrenyl group, Ar7 is a hydrogen atom, and A is a phenyl group substituted with a pyridyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,559,758

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE OF HIGH EFFICIENCY

SFC CO., LTD., Cheongju-...

1. An organic light-emitting diode comprising: a first electrode; a second electrode facing the first electrode; a light-emitting layer and an electron density control layer sequentially arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode wherein the electron density control layer includes at least one of the compounds represented by the following Chemical Formulas A to D and the light-emitting layer includes at least one of the anthracene compounds represented by the following Chemical Formula H:
wherein,
R1 to R8, R11 to R23, R31 to R38, and R41 to R53, which may be the same or different, are each independently any one selected from among a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl of 2 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl of 2 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl of 3 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl of 5 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy of 6 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylthioxy of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted arylthioxy of 6 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylamine of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted arylamine of 6 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl of 6 to 50 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl of 2 to 50 carbon atoms bearing O, N, or S as a heteroatom, a cyano, a nitro, a halogen, a substituted or unsubstituted silyl of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted germanium of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted boron of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aluminum of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a carbonyl, a phosphoryl, an amino, a thiol, a hydroxy, a selenium, a tellurium, an amide, an ether, and an ester,
substituents Ar1 and Ar2, which may be the same or different, are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted aryl of 6 to 50 carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl of 2 to 50 carbon atoms; and
linker L is selected from among a single bond, a substituted or unsubstituted arylene of 6 to 60 carbon atoms, and a substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylene of 2 to 60 carbon atoms,
wherein substituents R12 and R13 or two adjacent ones among substituents R14 to R17 in Chemical Formula B are respective single bonds for forming a 5-membered ring as a fused ring together with a carbon atom to which substituents R22 and R23 of Structural Formula Q1 are bonded, and
two adjacent ones among substituents R41 to R43 in Chemical Formula D are respective single bonds for forming a 5-membered ring as a fused ring together with a carbon to which substituents R52 and R53 of Structural Formula Q2 are bonded,
wherein a bond may be formed between substituents R22 and R23 and between substituents R52 and R53 to form respective rings,

wherein,
Ar11 and Ar12, which may be the same or different, are each independently selected from among a substituted or unsubstituted aryl of 6 to 50 carbon atoms and a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl of 3 to 50 carbon atoms bearing O, N, or S as a heteroatom,
R61 to R64, which may be the same or different, are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl of 2 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl of 3 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl of 5 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy of 6 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylthioxy of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted arylthioxy of 6 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylamine of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted arylamine of 6 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl of 6 to 50 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl of 3 to 50 carbon atoms bearing O, N, or S as a heteroatom, a substituted or unsubstituted silicon, a substituted or unsubstituted boron, a substituted or unsubstituted silane, a carbonyl, a phosphoryl, an amino, a nitrile, a hydroxy, a nitro, a halogen, an amide, and an ester, with the proviso that a hydrogen atom is positioned on each of the aromatic ring carbon atoms to which none of the substituents Ar11, Ar12, and R61 to R64 are bonded, and
wherein a bond may be between R61 and R62 to form a saturated or unsaturated ring and between R63 and R64 to form a saturated or unsaturated ring,
wherein the term ‘substituted’ in the expression ‘substituted or unsubstituted’ means having at least one substituent selected from the group consisting of a deuterium atom, a cyano, a halogen, a hydroxy, a nitro, an alkyl of 1 to 24 carbon atoms, a halogenated alkyl of 1 to 24 carbon atoms, an alkenyl of 2 to 24 carbon atoms, an alkynyl of 2 to 24 carbon atoms, a heteroalkyl of 1 to 24 carbon atoms, an aryl of 6 to 24 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl of 7 to 24 carbon atoms, a heteroaryl of 2 to 24 carbon atoms or a heteroarylalkyl of 2 to 24 carbon atoms, an alkoxy of 1 to 24 carbon atoms, an alkylamino of 1 to 24 carbon atoms, an arylamino of 6 to 24 carbon atoms, a hetero arylamino of 2 to 24 carbon atoms, an alkylsilyl of 1 to 24 carbon atoms, an arylsilyl of 6 to 24 carbon atoms, and an aryloxy of 6 to 24 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,559,756

MATERIALS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein
the groups Ar1 are naphthyl groups, which are optionally substituted by one or more radicals R1, and the groups Ar2 are phenyl groups, which are optionally substituted by one or more radicals R2; or
one of the two groups Ar1 is a phenyl group, which is optionally substituted by one or more radicals R1, and the other of the two groups Ar1 is a naphthyl group, which is optionally substituted by one or more radicals R1, and the groups Ar1 are phenyl groups, which are optionally substituted by one or more radicals R2
X1 is on each occurrence, identically or differently, BR3, C(R3)2, —C(R3)2—C(R3)2—, —C(R3)2—O—, —C(R3)2—S—, —R3C?CR3—, —R3C?N—, Si(R3)2, —Si(R3)2—Si(R3)2—, C?O, O, S, S?O, SO2, NR3, PR3, or P(?O)R3;
R1, R2, and R3
are on each occurrence, identically or differently, H, D, F, Cl, Br, I, C(?O)R4, CN, Si(R4)3, N(R4)2, P(?O)(R4)2, OR4, S(?O)R4, S(??O)2R4, a straight-chain alkyl or alkoxy group having 1 to 20 C atoms, a branched or cyclic alkyl or alkoxy group having 3 to 20 C atoms, or an alkenyl or alkynyl group having 2 to 20 C atoms, wherein the above-mentioned groups are optionally substituted by one or more radicals R4 and wherein one or more CH2 groups in the above-mentioned groups are optionally replaced by —R4C?CR4—, —C?C—, Si(R4)2, C?O, C?NR4, —C(?O)O—, —C(?O)NR4—, NR4, P(?O)(R4), —O—, —S—, SO, or SO2, or an aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system having 5 to 30 aromatic ring atoms, which is optionally substituted by one or more radicals R4, and wherein two or more radicals R3 are optionally linked to one another so as to define a ring;
R4 is on each occurrence, identically or differently, H, D, F, Cl, Br, I, C(?O)R5, CN, Si(R5)3, N(R5)2, P(?O)(R5)2, OR5, S(?O)R5, S(?O)2R5, a straight-chain alkyl or alkoxy group having 1 to 20 C atoms, a branched or cyclic alkyl or alkoxy group having 3 to 20 C atoms, or an alkenyl or alkynyl group having 2 to 20 C atoms, wherein the above-mentioned groups are optionally substituted by one or more radicals R5 and wherein one or more CH2 groups in the above-mentioned groups are optionally replaced by —R5C?CR5—, —C?C—, Si(R5)2, C?O,
C?NR5, —C(?O)O—, —C(?O)NR5—, NR5, P(?O)(R5), —O—, —S—, SO, or SO2, or an aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system having 5 to 30 aromatic ring atoms, which is optionally substituted by one or more radicals R5, and wherein two or more radicals R4 are optionally linked to one another so as to define a ring;
R5 is on each occurrence, identically or differently, H, D, F, or an aliphatic, aromatic, or heteroaromatic organic radical having 1 to 20 C atoms, wherein one or more H atoms are optionally replaced by D or F, and wherein two or more substituents R5 are optionally linked to one another so as to define a ring.

US Pat. No. 10,559,755

HETEROGENEOUS NANOSTRUCTURES FOR HIERARCHAL ASSEMBLY

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A carbon nanotube nanostructure, comprising:a first carbon nanotube structure, comprising:
a carbon nanotube having a first end and a second end;
a first body metal pad arranged on the first end, the first body metal pad having face metal layers arranged on two opposing surfaces of the first body metal pad; and
a second body metal pad arranged on the second end, the second body metal pad having face metal layers arranged on two opposing surfaces of the second body metal pad; and
a second carbon nanotube structure, comprising:
a carbon nanotube having a first end and a second end;
a first body metal pad arranged on the first end, the first body metal pad having face metal layers arranged on two opposing surfaces of the first body metal pad; and
a second body metal pad arranged on the second end, the second body metal pad having face metal layers arranged on two opposing surfaces of the second body metal pad;
wherein a sidewall of the first body metal pad of the first carbon nanotube structure is functionalized with a chemical compound that bonds to the second carbon nanotube structure, and the first carbon nanotube structure and the second nanotube structure are arranged end-to-end.

US Pat. No. 10,559,754

ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTION BLENDS FOR SWITCHING AMBIPOLAR TRANSPORT TO N-TYPE TRANSPORT

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A composition of matter, comprising:donor-acceptor copolymers each comprising a main chain section, the main chain section having a repeat unit that comprises a donor and an acceptor; and
hole trapping compounds combined with the donor-acceptor copolymers so as to switch ambipolar transport of the donor-acceptor copolymers to unipolar n-type transport.

US Pat. No. 10,559,752

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a first word line extending in a first direction;
a first bit line extending in a second direction that intersects the first direction, wherein the first bit line and the first word line are spaced apart from each other in a third direction that intersects the first and second directions;
a mold film disposed between the first word line and the first bit line;
a first memory cell disposed in the mold film and including a core hole, wherein the first memory cell comprises:
a first lower electrode in contact with the first word line, wherein side surfaces of the first lower electrode are in direct contact with the mold film,
a first phase-charge memory in contact with the first lower electrode,
a first intermediate electrode in contact with the first phase-change memory,
a first ovonic threshold switch (OTS) in contact with the first intermediate electrode, and
a first upper electrode disposed between the first OTS and the first bit line, the first upper electrode in contact with the first OTS and the first bit line,
wherein the core hole extends in the first direction through the first lower electrode, the first phase-change memory, the first intermediate electrode, the first OTS and the first upper electrode;
a second bit line extending in the second direction, wherein the second bit line and the first bit line are spaced apart from each other in the first direction; and
a second memory cell disposed between the second bit line and the first word line,
wherein the second memory cell comprises:
a second lower electrode disposed on the first word line, wherein side surfaces of the second lower electrode are in direct contact with the mold film,
a second phase-change memory disposed on the second lower electrode,
a second intermediate electrode disposed on the second phase-change memory,
a second OTS disposed on the second intermediate electrode, and
a second upper electrode disposed between the second OTS and the second bit line, the second upper electrode being in contact with the second OTS and the second bit line.

US Pat. No. 10,559,751

BOTTOM ELECTRODE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

International Business Ma...

1. A method for fabricating a structure for an integrated circuit device comprising:providing a conductive microstud on a substrate, the microstud being formed in a recess of an insulator layer formed on the substrate;
forming a bottom pedestal on a top surface of the microstud, wherein a material used for the bottom pedestal has a lower electrochemical voltage than a material used for the microstud;
forming a top pedestal on a top surface of the bottom pedestal;
planarizing the top surface of at least one of the bottom pedestal and top pedestal;
forming a conductive layer on a top surface of the top pedestal; and
forming a conical structure, wherein the conical structure is comprised of at least the conductive layer and a top portion of the top pedestal, wherein a lower portion of the bottom pedestal is formed in the top portion of the recess and a top portion of the bottom pedestal is part of the conical structure.

US Pat. No. 10,559,749

MAGNETORESISTIVE EFFECT ELEMENT

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A magnetoresistive effect element comprising:a first ferromagnetic layer as a magnetization fixed layer;
a second ferromagnetic layer as a magnetization free layer; and
a nonmagnetic spacer layer provided between the first ferromagnetic layer and the second ferromagnetic layer,
wherein the nonmagnetic spacer layer comprises an Ag alloy represented by General Formula (1), and thereby lattice mismatch between the nonmagnetic spacer layer, and the first ferromagnetic layer and/or the second ferromagnetic layer is reduced, compared to lattice mismatch when the nonmagnetic spacer layer is formed of Ag,
Ag?X1-?  (1)
where X indicates one element selected from the group consisting of Cu, Ga, Ge, As, Y, La, Sm, Yb, and Pt, and 0 wherein at least one of the first ferromagnetic layer and the second ferromagnetic layer comprises a Heusler alloy represented by General Formula (2),
Co2L?M?  (2)
where L is at least one or more elements of Mn and Fe, M indicates one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Si, Al, Ga, and Ge, 0.7

US Pat. No. 10,559,748

TUNNEL MAGNETIC RESISTANCE ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Miyag...

1. A tunnel magnetic resistance element comprising:a fixed magnetic layer in which a direction of magnetization is fixed;
a free magnetic layer which receives influence of a magnetic field from outside and in which the direction of magnetization changes; and
an insulating layer which is positioned between the fixed magnetic layer and the free magnetic layer,
wherein,
the fixed magnetic layer, the free magnetic layer, and the insulating layer form a magnetic tunnel junction,
a resistance of the insulating layer changes by a tunnel effect according to a difference in an angle between the direction of magnetization of the fixed magnetic layer and the direction of magnetization of the free magnetic layer,
the free magnetic layer includes a ferromagnetic layer joined to the insulating layer, a soft magnetic layer including NiFe, and a magnetic bonding layer placed in between, and
material of the magnetic bonding layer includes Ru or Ta, and a layer thickness is 1.0 nm to 1.3 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,559,747

TOPOLOGICAL INSULATOR-BASED HIGH EFFICIENCY SWITCHING OF MAGNETIC UNIT, METHOD AND APPLICATIONS

THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERS...

1. A magneto-electronic device, comprising:a spin-orbit torque (SOT) generator layer;
a magnetic memory layer on the SOT generator layer; and
sensing electrodes configured to measure an anomalous Hall effect of the magnetic memory layer;
wherein the SOT generator layer comprises topological insulator material, and
wherein the magnetic memory layer comprises ferromagnetic material with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy.

US Pat. No. 10,559,746

MAGNETORESISTIVE RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY DEVICES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of manufacturing an MRAM device, the method comprising:forming a first electrode on an upper surface of a substrate;
forming a first magnetic layer on the first electrode;
forming a tunnel barrier structure on the first magnetic layer, the tunnel barrier structure comprising a first tunnel barrier layer and a second tunnel barrier layer that are sequentially stacked on the first magnetic layer and have different resistivity distributions from each other along a horizontal direction that is parallel to the upper surface of the substrate;
forming a second magnetic layer on the tunnel barrier structure; and
forming a second electrode on the second magnetic layer.

US Pat. No. 10,559,745

MAGNETIC TUNNEL JUNCTION (MTJ) STRUCTURE WITH PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC ANISOTROPY (PMA) HAVING AN OXIDE-BASED PMA-INDUCING LAYER AND MAGNETIC ELEMENT INCLUDING THE SAME

Industry-University Coope...

9. A magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) structure with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA), the MTJ structure comprising:a substrate;
a first ferromagnetic layer disposed on the substrate and having PMA;
a tunneling barrier layer disposed on the first ferromagnetic layer;
a second ferromagnetic layer disposed on the tunneling barrier layer and having PMA;
a perpendicular antiferromagnetic layer disposed on the second ferromagnetic layer and including an antiferromagnetic material; and
a perpendicular magnetic anisotropic inducing layer disposed on the perpendicular antiferromagnetic layer and including an oxide-based material,
wherein the perpendicular antiferromagnetic layer generates perpendicular coupling at an interface with the perpendicular magnetic anisotropic inducing layer such that perpendicular coupling is further generated between the perpendicular antiferromagnetic layer and the second ferromagnetic layer.

US Pat. No. 10,559,744

TEXTURE BREAKING LAYER TO DECOUPLE BOTTOM ELECTRODE FROM PMTJ DEVICE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) device, comprising:a free magnetic layer;
a fixed magnetic layer;
a tunneling layer disposed between the free magnetic layer and the fixed magnetic layer; and
a buffer layer disposed on a side of the fixed magnetic layer opposite the tunneling layer, wherein the buffer layer comprises an oxidized aluminum layer.

US Pat. No. 10,559,743

BACKSIDE INTEGRATION OF RF FILTERS FOR RF FRONT END MODULES AND DESIGN STRUCTURE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method, comprising:providing a radio frequency (RF) filter at a backside of a substrate; and
forming at least one substrate conductor through the substrate, wherein the at least one substrate conductor electrically couples the RF filter to at least one device at a front side of the substrate,
wherein the providing the RF filter comprises forming a bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filter on the backside of the substrate, and
the at least one substrate conductor comprises a first through-silicon-via connected to a first electrode of the BAW filter and a second through-silicon-via connected to a second electrode of the BAW filter.