US Pat. No. 10,193,858

ATTESTATION DEVICE CUSTODY TRANSFER PROTOCOL

McAfee, LLC, Santa Clara...

1. At least one non-transitory machine accessible storage medium having instructions stored thereon, the instructions when executed on a machine, cause the machine to:send, from a particular gateway device, a start of transfer request to an attestation device over a short range wireless communication channel;
receive, at the particular gateway device, a nonce from the attestation device in association with the start of transfer request;
sign the nonce at the particular gateway device;
send the signed nonce to the attestation device;
receive a transfer confirmation message from the attestation device; and
send a transfer message to a management system to report a transfer in custody of the attestation device involving the particular gateway device and another gateway device, wherein:
the transfer message comprises the transfer confirmation message;
the transfer confirmation message is based on log data generated by the attestation device and the nonce, and comprises the log data and a hash of the nonce and the log data; and
the hash of the nonce and the log data comprises a hash of the nonce, the signed nonce, a copy of the nonce signed by the other gateway device, and the log data.

US Pat. No. 10,193,845

PREDICTIVE ELECTRONIC MESSAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND CONTROLLERS

The Travelers Indemnity C...

1. An electronic message processing apparatus, comprising:a transceiver device;
a processor in communication with the transceiver device; and
a computer-readable memory device in communication with the processor, the computer-readable memory device storing instructions that when executed by the processor direct the processor to:
receive data indicative of at least one rule for recognizing an interaction pattern in a plurality of interaction events;
receive data indicative of a plurality of interaction events associated with a specific user, the plurality of interaction events comprising at least one electronic message from the specific user;
determine a respective interaction type associated with each at least one electronic message from the specific user;
determine, based on (i) the data indicative of the plurality of interaction events associated with the specific user and (ii) the respective interaction type associated with each at least one electronic message from the specific user, at least one interaction outgoing message to transmit to the specific user; and
output, via the transceiver device, the at least one interaction outgoing message to a user message device associated with the specific user.

US Pat. No. 10,193,820

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING RESOURCE UTILIZATION IN A CLUSTERED OR CLOUD ENVIRONMENT

MessageOne, Inc., Austin...

1. A method comprising:on a computer cluster comprising a plurality of computers:
calculating first resource apportionments from a current set of consumable resources for each of a plurality of reservations;
wherein each reservation corresponds to one of a plurality of customers;
wherein each customer's aggregate resource apportionment comprises a sum of the calculated first resource apportionments for the customer's reservations;
running an apportionment process relative to the plurality of reservations, the running comprising attempting to apportion to each reservation its first resource apportionment;
wherein the running yields an actual first resource apportionment for each reservation;
wherein each customer's actual first resource apportionment comprises a sum of the actual first resource apportionments for the customer's reservations;
creating a set of unfulfilled reservations, the set comprising reservations that have not yet attained at least one of the first resource apportionments and grossed-up first resource apportionments;
responsive to an indication of unapportioned resources following the running, performing a first optimization to increase resource utilization by at least one needy customer;
wherein each needy customer represents one of the customers with an unfulfilled reservation, and an unfulfilled reservation represents a reservation whose actual first resource apportionment is less than its calculated first resource apportionment;
identifying one or more provisions of the current set of consumable resources that has remaining available resources;
wherein each provision comprises resources of the current set of consumable resources that provide a same set of resource profiles;
wherein each resource profile represents properties that define, at least in part, which resources a customer reservation can consume and/or serve;
for each provision of the one or more provisions:
generating a set of available resource profiles for the provision;
acquiring at least one set of a plurality of profile entries;
filtering the at least one set of profile entries by the available resource profiles to yield at least one filtered set of the plurality of the profile entries;
placing each unfulfilled reservation of the set of reservations into a profile set based on the reservation's resource profile; and
computing a smallest total resource need for each profile set;
for each profile entry of the at least one filtered set:
fetching the profile entry;
fetching a profile set corresponding to the fetched profile entry;
computing a resource quantity to apply to each unfulfilled reservation of the profile set; and
apportioning the resource quantity to each unfulfilled reservation of the profile set.

US Pat. No. 10,193,817

METHOD, AND NETWORK SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method executed in a network system including a plurality of relay devices and an analyzer device, each of the plurality of relay devices including a first memory, the analyzer device including a second memory configured to store one or more of connection information, the method comprising:receiving, by any of the plurality of relay devices, a packet for establishing a connection, the received packet including the connection information related to the connection;
storing, by the any of the plurality of relay devices, the connection information included in the received packet into the first memory of the any of the plurality of relay devices;
generating, by the any of the plurality of relay devices, a copied packet by copying the received packet;
transmitting, by the any of the plurality of relay devices, the generated copied packet to the analyzer device;
receiving, by the analyzer device, a plurality of copied packets including the generated copied packet from the any of the plurality of relay devices, the plurality of received copied packets respectively including the connection information;
determining, by the analyzer device, for each of the plurality of copied packets, whether the connection information included in the received copied packet matches with any of the one or more of connection information stored in the second memory of the analyzer device;
when it is determined that the connection information included in the received copied packet does not match with any of the one or more of connection information stored in the second memory, considering a source relay device from which the received copied packet is received as a first relay device, and storing the connection information of the received copied packet in association with identifier of the first relay device into the second memory of the analyzer device;
when it is determined that the connection information included in the received copied packet matches with any of the one or more of connection information stored in the second memory, considering the source relay device as a second relay device, and transmitting, from the analyzer device to the second relay device, instruction information for instructing not to transmit the copied packet associated with the connection information included in the received copied packet; and
in response to reception of the instruction information, deleting, by the second relay device, the connection information indicated by the instruction information from the first memory of the second relay device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,814

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CATEGORIZING A DOWNLOAD OF A RESOURCE

Openwave Mobility Inc., ...

1. A method for categorizing a downloading of a resource to a user device from a resource server in a data network, the method comprising:receiving, at an intermediate network device in the data network, data of one or more requests from the user device, wherein each of the one or more requests is a request for a different portion of, or the whole of, the resource to be downloaded to the user device;
forwarding the data of each of the one or more requests from the intermediate network device to the resource server;
receiving, at the intermediate network device, data of one or more responses from the resource server, each response corresponding to a respective one of the requests;
determining, at the intermediate network device, a size of, or an estimate of the size of, each of the one or more responses;
categorizing, at the intermediate network device, the downloading of the resource to the client device as being one of one or more pre-defined download categories, wherein the categorizing is based on a count of the one or more responses and the determined sizes or estimated sizes of the one or more responses, and on the count of the one or more responses reaching a predetermined threshold value and the determined size of, or the determined estimate of the size of, each of the one or more responses each being within a pre-defined data range.

US Pat. No. 10,193,813

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REAL-TIME TRAFFIC DELIVERY

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:detecting, at a network component, a frame of a real-time traffic flow;
upon determining that a first transmission deadline associated with a rate for real-time traffic flow does not support a size of the frame, setting a second transmission deadline associated with the rate for the real-time traffic flow, wherein the second transmission deadline is longer than the first transmission deadline; and
scheduling for forwarding, at the network component, the frame and a next frame within the second transmission deadline.

US Pat. No. 10,193,790

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN INTELLIGENT, DISTRIBUTED, AUTONOMOUS, AND SCALABLE RESOURCE DISCOVERY, MANAGEMENT, AND STITCHING

DELL PRODUCTS LP, Round ...

1. A method for an originating node to facilitate using a resource at a fulfilling node in a decentralized network of nodes, the method comprising:sending to a node in the decentralized network a request message for the resource for use by or on behalf of the originating node, the request message comprising:
a description of the resource requested by the originating node, the node being communicatively coupled to the originating node; and
one or more intelligent distribution instructions determined by the originating node using an analytics module to determine, at least in part, the one or more intelligent distribution instructions for propagating the request message, the one or more intelligent distribution instructions setting forth: (1) one or more conditions regarding propagation of the request message by a receiving node that receives the request message, including a timeout period such that the request message times out and is dropped after a predetermined amount of time has passed, and (2) one or more conditions for responding to the request message, one or more conditions for handling receipt of one or more responses from nodes that received the request message and have the resource requested by the originating node available for use by or on behalf of the originating node, or both;
receiving a reply message from a neighbor node, the reply message comprising:
a message that the fulfilling node can satisfy the request message;
network identifier information from the fulfilling node; and
network identifier information indicating a path between the originating node and the fulfilling node; and
stitching the path from the originating node to the fulfilling node using the network identifier information received with the reply message.

US Pat. No. 10,193,782

LAYER 4 SWITCHING FOR PERSISTENT CONNECTIONS

Akamai Technologies, Inc....

1. A method of improving operations of an overlay network using transport layer (Layer 4) switching, the overlay network comprising a plurality of overlay nodes organized as edge nodes, parent nodes and other Internet Protocol (IP)-addressable nodes, the overlay network nodes being positioned between requesting client devices and content provider origin servers that utilize the overlay network nodes to thereby provide content and application delivery to the requesting client devices, comprising:organizing a set of switches into an interface, wherein each switch in the set of switches provides a group of ports that are dedicated to providing out-bound connections to given destinations persistently;
selectively positioning the interface between one of: the IP-addressable nodes and edge nodes, the edge nodes and the parent nodes, and the parent nodes and the content provider origin servers; and
controlling routing across the interface such that, as requesting client devices interact with content provider origin servers, a given persistent connection to a destination in a particular switch is used by first and second in-bound connections;
wherein providing the interface with out-bound persistent connections improves overlay network performance by reducing connection establishment overhead with respect to communications between the requesting client devices and content provider origin servers that traverse the overlay network.

US Pat. No. 10,193,779

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DOWNLINK THROUGHPUT IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a server in a communication system, the method comprising:determining a buffering delay of a terminal for a data packet based on at least one of a time when the terminal inputs the data packet into a buffer of the terminal, a time when the server receives the data packet from the terminal, or a time when the terminal transmits the data packet to the server; and
transmitting, to the terminal, control information for controlling a transmission rate of the terminal based on whether the buffering delay of the terminal for the data packet is larger than a buffering delay of the terminal for another data packet.

US Pat. No. 10,193,770

SUPPLYING DATA FILES TO REQUESTING STATIONS

PULSE SECURE, LLC, San J...

1. A traffic management system having multiple operational modes, comprising:a first interface to communicate with clients;
a second interface to communicate with at least one server; and
a processing device for:
monitoring response times of the server when responding to requests from the clients;
responsive to determining that a most recent response time of the server is greater than a threshold response time, inserting a first value into a first-in-first-out (FIFO) queue;
responsive to determining that the most recent response time of the server is less than or equal to the threshold response time, inserting a second value into the FIFO queue;
computing a service level based on values stored in the FIFO;
switching the traffic management system from a first operational mode to a second operational mode when (1) the traffic management system is operating in the first operational mode, and (2) the service level is worse than a first service level;
switching the traffic management system from the second operational mode to the first operational mode when (1) the traffic management system is operating in the second operational mode, and (2) the service level is better than a second service level;
processing the requests received from the clients based on an operational mode of the traffic management system, wherein in the first operational mode no measures are taken to improve the service level, and wherein in the second operational mode at least one measure is taken to improve the service level.

US Pat. No. 10,193,764

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OFFERING SUBSCRIBER SERVICE PLANS BY ADAPTIVE CODING AND MODULATION USED

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method for providing service levels in a Radio Frequency (RF) network, the method comprising:associating one or more service levels with each supported symbol rate, modulation and error correction encoded scheme (ModCod);
assigning a subscriber service level for a RF transmitter;
receiving a signal quality of a transmission by the RF transmitter;
selecting a transmit ModCod from the supported ModCods, wherein the signal quality exceeds a threshold signal quality for the transmit ModCod; and
authorizing the RF transmitter to transmit to the receiver when the subscriber service level is included in the one or more service levels associated with the transmit ModCod,
wherein the signal quality adapts to a signal fade;
wherein at least one service level of the service levels is not associated with each of the supported ModCods.

US Pat. No. 10,193,753

AUTOMATED CONFIGURATION AND DEPLOYMENT OF INTERNET OF THINGS PLATFORMS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. An apparatus comprising:an Internet of Things (IoT) platform configuration and deployment system accessible to a plurality of user devices over at least one network;
wherein the IoT platform configuration and deployment system comprises:
a configuration and deployment controller; and
a multi-tiered adaptive service catalog associated with the controller;
wherein the configuration and deployment controller is configured to receive requirements input for respective ones of a plurality of requested IoT platforms from one or more of the user devices and to determine corresponding sets of resources for implementation of the respective IoT platforms based at least in part on one or more services selected from the multi-tiered adaptive service catalog;
wherein the multi-tiered adaptive service catalog comprises:
a lower tier comprising one or more service deployment frameworks; and
a plurality of higher tiers each comprising a plurality of applications of a particular type, with each of the higher tiers comprising applications of a different type than any other such higher tier;
wherein the IoT platforms are deployed utilizing the respective sets of resources determined by the configuration and deployment controller;
wherein each of the deployed IoT platforms is configured to interact with a different set of IoT devices; and
wherein the IoT platform configuration and deployment system is implemented by one or more processing devices each comprising a processor coupled to a memory.

US Pat. No. 10,193,737

METHOD FOR PERFORMING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN BROWSER AND MOBILE TERMINAL, AND BROWSER APPARATUS

Beijing Qihoo Technology ...

1. A method for performing communications between a browser and a remote mobile terminal via a first transmission tool program, wherein the browser and the first transmission tool program are installed on a computing device, and the method comprises:triggering, via a user interface element provided by the browser, a request for information stored in the remote mobile terminal;
starting a page process to load a preset page on the computing device;
notifying, by the page process, a browser master program to establish a data communication channel with the first transmission tool program;
after the data communication channel is established, notifying, by the page process, the first transmission tool program to transmit the request for the information stored in the remote mobile terminal to the remote mobile terminal;
receiving, by the first transmission tool program, the information from the remote mobile terminal;
transmitting, by the first transmission tool program and the browser master program, the information to the page process;
acquiring, by the page process, information; and
loading and displaying the information on the preset page.

US Pat. No. 10,193,726

OFDM-CDMA EQUIPMENT AND METHOD

GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1, ...

1. A communication device, comprising:a receiver, which, in operation:
receives an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal; and
extracts control information and data from the received OFDM signal, the received OFDM signal including:
modulated retransmission control information and one or more modulated duplicates of the retransmission control information mapped to a plurality of subcarriers, the plurality of subcarriers being discontinuous and uniformly separated from each other in a frequency domain by a first interval; and
modulated data; and
a transmitter coupled to the receiver, wherein the transmitter, in operation, transmits signals.

US Pat. No. 10,193,722

HOLEVO CAPACITY ACHIEVING JOINT DETECTION RECEIVER

Raytheon BBN Technologies...

1. A method for generating a combined unitary transformation device comprisinggenerating, by a computer device, a single-mode unitary operator for a receiver;
generating, by the computer device, a combined unitary transformation operator based on the single-mode unitary operator; and
generating, by the computer device and based on the combined unitary transformation operator, a layout of a photonic circuit, for implementing a joint-detection receiver, that corresponds to two or more devices,
the two or more devices including the combined unitary transformation device and a photo number resolving (PNR) detector.

US Pat. No. 10,193,701

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING AUTHENTICATION INFORMATION

ICTK Holdings Co., Ltd., ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a physical unclonable function (PUF) to generate at least one unique key using whether a short or open occurs between nodes generated on a semiconductor element by a process variation in a semiconductor manufacturing process; and
an encryption processor to encrypt received data using the unique key to store the data encrypted.

US Pat. No. 10,193,666

METHOD, ACCESS POINT, SERVER AND STATION USED FOR COORDINATED TRANSMISSION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for coordinated transmission, comprising:receiving, by an access point (AP), an uplink preamble training sequence transmitted by a station (STA);
determining, by the AP, uplink quality information according to the uplink preamble training sequence;
transmitting, by the AP, the uplink quality information to a server, to enable the server to determine a downlink coordinated transmission set according to the uplink quality information;
receiving, by the AP, a downlink coordinated transmission set notification message transmitted by the server to the downlink coordinated transmission set;
transmitting, by the AP, a null data packet (NDP) to the STA according to the downlink coordinated transmission set notification message, wherein the NDP carries information indicating that a feedback type is coordinated transmission, to enable the STA to measure downlink channel state information (CSI);
receiving, by the AP, downlink CSI corresponding to the downlink coordinated transmission set transmitted by the STA;
transmitting, by the AP, the downlink CSI corresponding to the downlink coordinated transmission set to the server, to enable the server to determine coordinated information according to the downlink CSI corresponding to the downlink coordinated transmission set;
receiving, by the AP, the coordinated information transmitted by the server; and
performing, by the AP, downlink coordinated transmission to the STA according to the coordinated information;
wherein the uplink preamble training sequence comprises at least one of:
a newly-added precoded symbol, wherein the newly-added precoded symbol is used for CSI measurement; and
a legacy short training field (L-STF) and a legacy long training field (L-LTF), wherein the L-STF and the L-LTF are used for CSI measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,193,659

WIRELESS RECEIVER

Cohda Wireless Pty Ltd., ...

1. A method of estimating a communications channel between a transmitter and a receiver, the method comprising:receiving at the receiver a first sequence of bits representing a first sequence of coded symbols transmitted over the communications channel; and
decoding the first sequence of coded symbols using maximum-likelihood based decoding including:
generating traceback outcomes by tracing backwards the first sequence of bits through a maximum-likelihood based traceback path, the traceback outcomes including a first portion associated with a first traceback depth and a second portion associated with a second traceback depth that is deeper than the first traceback depth;
generating a channel estimate of the communications channel based on the first portion of the traceback outcomes; and
generating an estimate of at least some information bits coded in the first sequence of coded symbols based on the second portion of the traceback outcomes;
wherein generating the channel estimate of the communications channel commences after generation of the first portion of the traceback outcomes and before completion of the second portion of the traceback outcomes.

US Pat. No. 10,193,657

FILTERING CODE BLOCKS TO MAINTAIN HIGH THROUGHPUT THRU A FORWARD ERROR CORRECTION DECODER

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method for filtering code blocks to maintain high throughput thru a Forward Error Correcting (FEC) decoder, the method comprising:monitoring a Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) for an incoming link;
selecting a rank table comprising a rank, Modulation and Coding Rate (MODCOD), and a minimum SNR;
determining a threshold MODCOD range from the rank table based on the SNR;
demodulating an incoming frame;
identifying, in the incoming frame, the code blocks and an associated MODCOD for each of the code blocks;
selecting a code block from the code blocks when the respective MODCOD for the code block is in the rank table and within the threshold MODCOD range; and
decoding the selected code block with the associated MODCOD.

US Pat. No. 10,193,654

FRAME TRANSMISSION METHOD AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS PERFORMING THE SAME

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A frame transmission method performed by a first wireless communication apparatus, the method comprising:receiving subframe unit length information of a second wireless communication apparatus from the second wireless communication apparatus;
determining a subframe unit length of the first wireless communication apparatus based on the received subframe unit length information;
generating a plurality of subframes based on the determined subframe unit length; and
transmitting a frame in which the generated subframes are aggregated to the second wireless communication apparatus,
wherein, when at least one of the subframes includes a padding, a length of the padding allows a length of the at least one of the subframes including the padding to be a multiple of a natural number of the determined subframe unit length, and
wherein the determined subframe unit length is a greatest subframe unit length among subframe unit lengths supported by both the first wireless communication apparatus and the second wireless communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,193,633

OPTICAL TRANSMITTER APPARATUS

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC DEVICE ...

1. An optical transmitter apparatus capable of transmitting a number of optical signals each having a wavelength specific thereto and different from each other, the optical transmitter apparatus comprising:a number of optical modules each generating the optical signals and having respective optical axes;
a number of photodiodes (PDs) each sensing power of the optical signals, the PDs each having a light-sensitive area, a first electrode, two second electrodes, and a rectangular plane shape,
wherein the rectangular plane shape has four corners and two diagonals connecting respective two corners, the light-sensitive area, the first electrode, and the two second electrodes being arranged closer to respective corners putting a center of the rectangular plane shape therebetween, the light-sensitive area and the first electrode being arranged on one of the diagonals and electrically connected with the light-sensitive area, the two second electrodes being arranged on another of the diagonals and electrically connected to each other;
a carrier that mounts the PDs thereon, the PDs being arranged in an array on the carrier that intersects the optical axes; and
a housing having a space that encloses the optical modules, the PDs, and the carrier therein,
wherein the PDs arranged outermost on the carrier in the first electrodes thereof dispose closer to the other of the PDs arranged inward on the carrier compared with the light-sensitive area thereof, and
wherein one of the two second electrodes of one of the PDs is wire-bonded with one of the two second electrodes of another of the PDs arranged next to the one of the PDs.

US Pat. No. 10,193,623

WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF SERVER STATUS INFORMATION

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A system, comprising:a wireless communication device operable to establish a direct wireless connection and transmit server status information over the direct wireless connection; and
one or more optical sensors operable to detect optical signals from one or more optical sources of one or more servers,
wherein the wireless communication device and the one or more optical sensors are coupled together by a physical or wireless connection.

US Pat. No. 10,193,602

THERMAL THROTTLING USING RF DIVERSITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:an interface; and
a processing system configured to:
determine a link quality for each one of a plurality of radio frequency (RF) modules;
select a first one of the plurality of RF modules having a highest determined link quality;
generate a signal;
configure the interface to output a first portion of the signal to the first one of the plurality of RF modules for transmission;
determine a throughput of the first one of the plurality of RF modules during thermal throttling of the first one of the plurality of RF modules;
compare the determined throughput of the first one of the plurality of RF modules with a throughput of a second one of the plurality of RF modules; and
configure the interface to output a second portion of the signal to the second one of the plurality of RF modules for transmission if the throughput of the second one of the plurality of RF modules is higher than the determined throughput of the first one of the plurality of RF modules.

US Pat. No. 10,193,594

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SIGNALS OVER PAIRS OF WIRES

British Telecommunication...

1. A method of transmitting data from a transmitter device to a plurality of receiver devices, each of which is connected to the transmitter device via a respective wire connection, the method comprising:transmitting a common signal onto all or both of the respective wire connections; and
using a multiple access technique to enable respective virtual data channels to be generated for transmitting data from the transmitter device to each of the receiver devices via its own respective virtual data channel,
wherein the common signal transmitted onto all or both of the respective wire connections is employed in a predetermined upper portion of an available frequency spectrum available for use in communicating over metallic pair connections, and in a lower portion of the available frequency spectrum vectored discrete multitone transmission is used.

US Pat. No. 10,193,590

SMALL FORM-FACTOR PLUGGABLE TRANSCEIVER

AXCEN PHOTONICS CORP., N...

1. A small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver for being inserted into an electrical connection slot of an electronic apparatus, comprising:a housing having a front end, a rear end opposite the front end, a top surface, a bottom surface opposite the top surface, and an engaging portion disposed on the bottom surface, wherein when the SFP transceiver is inserted into the electrical connection slot, the engaging portion is engaged with the electrical connection slot;
two electrical signal connectors disposed on the front end of the housing; and
an unlocking assembly including:
an unlocking member pivotally connected to the housing and including a manipulating portion, wherein the manipulating portion is exposed at the front end and is arranged adjacent to the top surface, and the manipulating portion is configured to be rotated in a direction away from the front end and the top surface by an external force; and
an interlock member movably disposed on the housing, wherein when the manipulating portion is rotated in the direction away from the front end and the top surface, the unlocking member moves the interlock member such that the engaging portion is out of engagement with the electrical connection slot.

US Pat. No. 10,193,581

GALVANIC ISOLATION CIRCUIT, CORRESPONDING SYSTEM AND METHOD

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A system, comprising:a differential transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding configured to transmit signals over a carrier between the primary and secondary windings, wherein the primary and secondary windings have a galvanic isolation oxide layer therebetween, and wherein the primary and secondary windings each include a center tap providing low-impedance paths for dc and low frequency components of common-mode currents through the differential transformer; and
a pass-band circuit coupled to the secondary winding of the transformer, said pass-band circuit configured to permit propagation of signals over said carrier through the pass-band circuit while providing for a rejection of common-mode noise.

US Pat. No. 10,193,572

METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING A DATA PACKET INCORRECTLY RECEIVED IN A WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

AVL LIST GMBH, Graz (AT)...

1. A method for reconstructing an incorrectly received data packet that has been transmitted in a wireless sensor network from a wireless node to a receiving unit, whereina first method and a second method for reconstructing the incorrectly received data packet are implemented in the receiving unit, the first method requiring less computational effort than the second method,
in a first step, the first method for reconstructing the incorrectly received data packet is applied and a check is made for whether the incorrectly received data packet has thus been reconstructed, and
in a subsequent second step, the second method for reconstructing the incorrectly received data packet is applied if the incorrectly received data packet has not been reconstructed with the first method, and a check is made for whether the incorrectly received data packet has thus been reconstructed.

US Pat. No. 10,193,571

DATA PROCESSING DEVICE AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD

SATURN LICENSING LLC, Ne...

1. A method for generating a terrestrial digital television broadcast signal, the method decreasing a signal-to-noise power ratio per symbol for a selected bit error rate of the generated terrestrial digital television broadcast signal and/or expanding reception range of the terrestrial digital television broadcast signal at which the data is decodable by a receiving device for presentation to a user, the method comprising:receiving data to be transmitted in a terrestrial digital television broadcast signal;
performing low density parity check (LDPC) encoding, in an LDPC encoding circuitry, on input bits of the received data according to a parity check matrix of an LDPC code having a code length N of 64800 bits and a coding rate r of 13/15 to generate an LDPC code word, the LDPC code enabling error correction processing to correct errors generated in a transmission path of the terrestrial digital television broadcast signal;
wherein the LDPC code word includes information bits and parity bits, the parity bits being processed by the receiving device to recover information bits corrupted by transmission path errors,
the parity check matrix includes an information matrix portion corresponding to the information bits and a parity matrix portion corresponding to the parity bits,
the information matrix portion is represented by a parity check matrix initial value table, and
the parity check matrix initial value table, having each row indicating positions of elements ‘1’ in corresponding 360 columns of the information matrix portion as a subset of information bits used in calculating the parity bits in the LDPC encoding, is as follows,
142 2307 2598 2650 4028 4434 5781 5881 6016 6323 6681 6698 8125
2932 4928 5248 5256 5983 6773 6828 7789 8426 8494 8534 8539 8583
899 3295 3833 5399 6820 7400 7753 7890 8109 8451 8529 8564 8602
21 3060 4720 5429 5636 5927 6966 8110 8170 8247 8355 8365 8616
20 1745 2838 3799 4380 4418 4646 5059 7343 8161 8302 8456 8631
9 6274 6725 6792 7195 7333 8027 8186 8209 8273 8442 8548 8632
494 1365 2405 3799 5188 5291 7644 7926 8139 8458 8504 8594 8625
192 574 1179 4387 4695 5089 5831 7673 7789 8298 8301 8612 8632
11 20 1406 6111 6176 6256 6708 6834 7828 8232 8457 8495 8602
6 2654 3554 4483 4966 5866 6795 8069 8249 8301 8497 8509 8623
21 1144 2355 3124 6773 6805 6887 7742 7994 8358 8374 8580 8611
335 4473 4883 5528 6096 7543 7586 7921 8197 8319 8394 8489 8636
2919 4331 4419 4735 6366 6393 6844 7193 8165 8205 8544 8586 8617
12 19 742 930 3009 4330 6213 6224 7292 7430 7792 7922 8137
710 1439 1588 2434 3516 5239 6248 6827 8230 8448 8515 8581 8619
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group-wise interleaving, by interleaving circuitry, the LDPC code word in units of bit groups of 360 bits to generate a group-wise interleaved LDPC code word;
wherein, in the group-wise interleaving, when an (i+1)-th bit group from a head of the generated LDPC code word is indicated by a bit group i, a sequence of bit groups 0 to 179 of the generated LDPC code word of 64800 bits is interleaved into a following sequence of bit groups
0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96, 98, 100, 102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122, 124, 126, 128, 130, 132, 134, 136, 138, 140, 142, 144, 146, 148, 150, 152, 154, 156, 158, 160, 162, 164, 166, 168, 170, 172, 174, 176, 178, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 83, 85, 87, 89, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 101, 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121, 123, 125, 127, 129, 131, 133, 135, 137, 139, 141, 143, 145, 147, 149, 151, 153, 155, 157, 159, 161, 163, 165, 167, 169, 171, 173, 175, 177, 179;
mapping the group-wise interleaved LDPC code word to any one of four signal points in a modulation scheme in units of 2 bits; and
transmitting, by a terrestrial broadcast transmitter, the digital television broadcast signal including the mapped group-wise interleaved LDPC code word in units of 2 bits.

US Pat. No. 10,193,552

TERMINATION RESISTOR CALIBRATION CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

LONTIUM SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A termination resistor calibration circuit, wherein the termination resistor calibration circuit is connected to a current mode logic (CML) transmitter comprising a first termination resistor and a second termination resistor, and comprises:an off-chip resistor;
a first on-chip resistor;
a bandgap module configured to generate a reference voltage;
a current generation module configured to generate an absolute current based on the reference voltage and a resistance of the off-chip resistor, and generate a relative current based on the reference voltage and a resistance of the first on-chip resistor, wherein the absolute current is inputted to a constant current source of the CML transmitter as a reference current;
a second on-chip resistor, wherein the relative current flows through the second on-chip resistor;
a comparator, wherein one input terminal of the comparator is connected to a non-common terminal of the second on-chip resistor, the other input terminal of the comparator is connected to a non-common terminal of the first termination resistor of the CML transmitter, and an output terminal of the comparator is connected to a calibration control module;
an output signal control module configured to: during resistance calibration, control a first electronic switch that is connected to the first termination resistor of the CML transmitter to be turned on, and control a second electronic switch that is connected to the second termination resistor of the CML transmitter to be turned off; and
the calibration control module configured to calibrate resistances of the first termination resistor and the second termination resistor of the CML transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,193,531

DIGITAL STEP ATTENUATOR

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. An electronic digital step attenuator circuit for selectively attenuating an applied signal, including:(a) a first signal port for receiving the applied signal, and a second signal port for conveying the applied signal;
(b) a plurality of binary-weighted selectable attenuator cells serially coupled between the first and second signal ports, each binary-weighted attenuator cell providing a bypass state and at least one selectable attenuation state and having a stack of series-connected field effect transistors (FETs) having a series stack size equal to a count of the series-connected FETs of the binary-weighted attenuator cell; and
(c) a plurality of thermometer-weighted selectable attenuator cells serially coupled between the first and second signal ports and serially coupled to the plurality of binary-weighted attenuator cells, each thermometer-weighted attenuator cell providing a bypass state and at least one selectable attenuation state and having a stack of series-connected FETs having a series stack size equal to a count of the series-connected FETs of the thermometer-weighted attenuator cell;
wherein the series stack size of at least one of the thermometer-weighted selectable attenuator cells is configured to withstand a maximum power level of the applied signal, and remaining thermometer-weighted selectable attenuator cells include smaller series stack sizes configured to withstand only an attenuated signal having a power level less than the maximum power level of the applied signal, wherein a total of the series stack sizes of the thermometer-weighted selectable attenuator cells is configured to reduce an overall insertion loss for the electronic digital step attenuator circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,193,530

MULTIPLEXER, TRANSMISSION DEVICE, RECEPTION DEVICE, HIGH-FREQUENCY FRONT END CIRCUIT, COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND IMPEDANCE MATCHING METHOD FOR MULTIPLEXER

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multiplexer that transmits and receives a plurality of high-frequency signals via an antenna element, the multiplexer comprising:a plurality of elastic wave filters that have different pass bands from each other;
a common terminal connected to the antenna element; and
an inductance element; wherein
each of the plurality of elastic wave filters includes at least one of a series resonator that is connected between an input terminal and an output terminal of the respective elastic wave filter and a parallel resonator that is connected between a connection path, which connects the input terminal and the output terminal, and a reference terminal;
an antenna-element-side terminal among the input terminal and the output terminal of one elastic wave filter among the plurality of elastic wave filters is connected to the common terminal via the inductance element, which is connected to the antenna-element-side terminal and the common terminal, and is connected to the parallel resonator;
antenna-element-side terminals among the input terminals and the output terminals of the plurality of elastic wave filters other than the one elastic wave filter are connected to the common terminal, and are each connected to the series resonator; and
a complex impedance in a prescribed pass band when the one elastic wave filter is viewed in a standalone state via the inductance element in a state in which the inductance element and a terminal among the input terminal and the output terminal of the one elastic wave filter that is closer to the antenna element are connected in series with each other, and a complex impedance in the prescribed pass band when the plurality of elastic wave filters other than the one elastic wave filter are viewed from terminals thereof that are connected to the common terminal in a state in which terminals among the input terminals and the output terminals of the elastic wave filters other than the one elastic wave filter that are closer to the antenna element are connected to the common terminal are in a complex conjugate relationship with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,193,526

BULK ACOUSTIC RESONATOR AND FILTER

Samsung Electro-Machanics...

1. A bulk acoustic resonator comprising:a substrate;
a first electrode disposed above the substrate;
a piezoelectric body disposed on the first electrode and including a plurality of piezoelectric layers each including aluminum nitride with a doping material; and
a second electrode disposed on the piezoelectric body,
wherein at least one of the piezoelectric layers is a compressive piezoelectric layer, the compressive piezoelectric layer is disposed in a portion of the piezoelectric body so as to directly contact the first electrode, and
a ratio (c/a) of a lattice constant of the compressive piezoelectric layer in a c-axis direction to a lattice constant of the compressive piezoelectric layer in an a-axis direction is higher than a ratio (c/a) of a lattice constant of another piezoelectric layer in a c-axis direction to a lattice constant of the another piezoelectric layer in an a-axis direction.

US Pat. No. 10,193,524

RESONATOR STRUCTURE WITH ENHANCED REFLECTION OF SHEAR AND LONGITUDINAL MODES OF ACOUSTIC VIBRATIONS

QORVO US, INC., Greensbo...

1. A solidly mounted resonator structure comprising:a substrate;
an acoustic reflector structure arranged over the substrate and comprising a plurality of sequentially arranged differential acoustic impedance layer units, wherein each differential acoustic impedance layer unit of the plurality of sequentially arranged differential acoustic impedance layer units comprises a low acoustic impedance material layer in contact with a high acoustic impedance material layer;
at least one first electrode structure arranged over at least a portion of the acoustic reflector structure;
a piezoelectric material layer arranged over the at least one first electrode structure; and
at least one second electrode structure arranged over at least a portion of the piezoelectric material layer;
wherein:
at least one portion of the piezoelectric material layer is arranged between the at least one first electrode structure and the at least one second electrode structure to form at least one active region;
the solidly mounted resonator structure is configured for transduction of an acoustic wave having a longitudinal wavelength ?L in the at least one active region;
the low acoustic impedance material layer of each differential acoustic impedance layer unit comprises a thickness in a range of from 0.73?L to 0.82?L, and
the high acoustic impedance material layer of each differential acoustic impedance layer unit comprises a thickness in a range of from 0.13?L to 0.19?L.

US Pat. No. 10,193,502

DUAL-MODE ENVELOPE TRACKING POWER MANAGEMENT CIRCUIT

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A dual-mode envelope tracking (ET) power management circuit comprising:at least one ET amplifier coupled to the RF transmission circuit and having a preconfigured load line and configured to support a normal-power user equipment (NPUE) mode and a high-power user equipment (HPUE) mode, wherein:
in the NPUE mode, the at least one ET amplifier is further configured to amplify at least one radio frequency (RF) signal to an NPUE voltage based on a supply voltage to cause the at least one RF signal being transmitted from an RF transmission circuit at an NPUE output power in an NPUE RF spectrum; and
in the HPUE mode, the at least one ET amplifier is further configured to amplify the at least one RF signal to an HPUE voltage higher than the NPUE voltage based on a boosted supply voltage higher than the supply voltage to cause the at least one RF signal being transmitted from the RF transmission circuit at an HPUE output power higher than the NPUE output power in an HPUE RF spectrum; and
a power management circuit configured to:
provide the supply voltage to the at least one ET amplifier when the at least one ET amplifier operates in the NPUE mode; and
provide the boosted supply voltage to the at least one ET amplifier when the at least one ET amplifier operates in the HPUE mode;
wherein the preconfigured load line of the at least one ET amplifier is maintained constant to match an impedance of the RF transmission circuit between the NPUE mode and the HPUE mode.

US Pat. No. 10,193,492

SOLAR CELL MODULE

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

1. A solar cell module comprising:a solar cell panel; and
a frame to receive the solar cell panel,
wherein the frame comprises:
a first sub-frame extending in one direction;
a second sub-frame extending while protruding from the first sub-frame;
a third sub-frame extending while protruding from the first sub-frame and formed under the second sub-frame;
a fourth sub-frame protruding from the first sub-frame and extending in a direction opposite to directions of the second sub-frame and the third sub-frame;
a fifth sub-frame extending while protruding from the first sub-frame and formed under the third sub-frame,
wherein the solar cell panel is received between the second sub-frame and the third sub-frame,
wherein the third sub-frame and the fifth sub-frame extend in a direction perpendicular to an extension direction of the first sub-frame;
a bending part located at an end of the third sub-frame, the bending part being spaced apart from the fifth sub-frame and extending toward the fifth sub-frame,
wherein the bending part is bent at an angle of 10° to 80° with respect to an extension direction of the third sub-frame;
a first hole formed on a bottom surface of the third sub-frame; and
a second hole formed on a top surface of the fifth sub-frame.

US Pat. No. 10,193,487

CONTROL DEVICE FOR POWER CONVERSION DEVICE, COMPRESSOR DRIVE SYSTEM, FLYWHEEL POWER GENERATING SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD OF POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A control device for a power conversion device, comprising:a voltage command calculator that calculates a voltage command value, the voltage command value being a command value of an AC voltage to be applied to a rotary electric machine that is driven by a power conversion device;
a carrier wave generator that generates a carrier wave;
a comparator that generates a pulse signal to be supplied to the power conversion device on the basis of a comparison result between the voltage command value and the carrier wave; and
a reset signal receiving unit that changes a value of the carrier wave into a predetermined value when a predetermined reset signal is input;
wherein the AC voltage is a three-phase AC voltage, and
wherein the carrier wave generator changes each of the carrier waves of three phases into the predetermined value at different timing on the basis of the reset signals of three phases, each of which is different in phase by ? cycle of the voltage command value.

US Pat. No. 10,193,476

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPERATING A BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A system for controlling operation of an operating brushless direct current motor, the system comprising:a test computer comprising
a back electromotive force profile controller configured to receive signals from sensors, and based on the signals, determine a back electromotive force profile of the operating brushless direct current motor, wherein the signals are indicative of one or more parameters of the operating brushless direct current motor, and
a first driving profile controller;
a memory configured to store (i) a scaling factor indicative of how much to increase an operating parameter of a base driving profile, and (ii) the base driving profile indicative of speed over time of a drive cycle for a plurality of different brushless direct current motors, wherein the drive cycle refers to transitioning from a minimum operating speed to a maximum operating speed and then back to the minimum operating speed, wherein the plurality of different brushless direct current motors include the operating brushless direct current motor, and wherein the scaling factor is designated for the operating brushless direct current motor,
wherein the first driving profile controller is configured to generate a motor driving profile designated for the operating brushless direct current motor, wherein the motor driving profile indicates an operating parameter for driving the operating brushless direct current motor, and wherein the operating parameter in the motor driving profile is based on (i) the scaling factor, and (ii) the base driving profile;
a motor controller configured to generate a first control signal based on the operating parameter of the motor driving profile, wherein the motor controller comprises a second driving profile controller; and
an inverter configured to (i) receive a direct current from a direct current source, (ii) responsively to the first control signal, convert the direct current to an alternating current, and (iii) drive the operating brushless direct current motor via the alternating current,
wherein
the first driving profile controller is configured to transmit, via a first transceiver, the scaling factor and the back electromotive force profile to the second driving profile controller,
the second driving profile controller is configured to (i) generate the base driving profile, and (ii) transmit the base driving profile or the motor driving profile to the first driving profile controller via a second transceiver,
the first driving profile controller or the second driving profile controller is configured to, based on the scaling factor, convert the base driving profile to the motor driving profile to match the back electromotive force profile, and
the first driving profile controller is configured to drive a drive circuit of the operating brushless direct current motor according to the motor driving profile.

US Pat. No. 10,193,471

INSULATED DC/DC CONVERTER, AND POWER ADAPTOR AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. An insulated DC/DC converter, comprising:a transformer having a primary winding, a secondary winding, and an auxiliary winding;
a switching transistor installed between the primary winding of the transformer and a ground line;
a rectifier circuit connected to the secondary winding of the transformer;
a photocoupler including a light emitting element and a light receiving element;
a feedback circuit configured to drive the light emitting element of the photocoupler such that an output voltage of the DC/DC converter approaches a target voltage;
a primary side controller having a feedback terminal which is connected to the light receiving element of the photocoupler and receives a feedback signal from the photocoupler, a zero current detection terminal which receives a zero current detection signal corresponding to a voltage generated at one end of the auxiliary winding, and a pulse modulator of a quasi-resonant mode configured to generate a pulse signal depending on the feedback signal and the zero current detection signal; and
a starting control circuit which, in start-up of the DC/DC converter, electrically affects the zero current detection terminal such that an OFF time of the switching transistor lengthens, and includes:
a first capacitor installed between the one end of the auxiliary winding and the zero current detection terminal; and
a first resistor installed in series with the first capacitor between the one end of the auxiliary winding and the zero current detection terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,470

STEP UP/DOWN INVERTER CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A step up/down inverter circuit that converts DC power of a first voltage from a DC power supply into AC power of a second voltage, the step up/down inverter circuit comprising:a plus line connected to a plus output terminal of the DC power supply, and a minus line connected to a minus output terminal of the DC power supply;
a first leg disposed between the plus line and the minus line and having two switching elements connected in series;
a second leg disposed between the plus line and the minus line and having two switching elements connected in series;
a first reactor having one end connected to a first intra-leg wiring connecting the two switching elements of the first leg;
a second reactor having one end connected to a second intra-leg wiring connecting the two switching elements of the second leg and having an other end connected to an other end of the first reactor;
a first bidirectional switching element having one end connected to the first intra-leg wiring and having an other end connected to a first output terminal by a first output line;
a second bidirectional switching element having one end connected to the second intra-leg wiring and having an other end connected to a second output terminal by a second output line;
a smoothing circuit disposed between the first output line and the second output line and configured to smooth a voltage between the other end of the first bidirectional switching element and the other end of the second bidirectional switching element; and
a voltage dividing circuit disposed between the plus line and the minus line and having an intermediate potential portion having a potential corresponding to an intermediate potential between a potential of the plus line and a potential of the minus line and connected to a connection end between the first and second reactors.

US Pat. No. 10,193,469

MULTI-LEVEL POWER CONVERTER AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MULTI-LEVEL POWER CONVERTER

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A multi-level power converter for one or more phases, the converter comprises one or more converter arms comprising a plurality of serial connected switching cells, each switching cell comprises a plurality of switching devices, a primary energy storage, a secondary energy storage and a first inductor, the switching devices being arranged to selectively provide a connection to the primary energy storage, wherein each switching cell comprises a bridge circuit comprising the switching devices and the primary energy storage, a battery circuit connected to the bridge circuit and comprising the secondary energy storage, and an arm circuit providing a connection between two adjacent switching cells, wherein the bridge circuit comprises a first switching device and second switching device connected in series between a first and second terminal of the primary energy storage and a third switching device and fourth switching device connected in series between the first and second terminal of the primary energy storage, whereinthe first inductor of each switching cell is arranged in the arm circuit, said arm circuit being connected between the second terminal of the primary energy storage and a point of connection to an adjacent switching cell, said battery circuit being connected between the point of connection of the adjacent cell and the bridge circuit, wherein the battery circuit is connected to the bridge circuit between the third switching device and the fourth switching device of the primary energy storage.

US Pat. No. 10,193,468

LOW HARMONIC DOWN-CONVERTING RECTIFIER FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER RECEIVER

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A combined down-converting rectifier having a mirror topology, comprising:two sides of a full bridge rectifier circuit, each having rectifying switches to rectify voltages of an alternating current (AC) signal into two rectified signals, and a first capacitor to store a first charge of one of the two rectified signals;
two down-converting circuits each connected to one of the first capacitors, each having a second capacitor to store a second charge of the one of the rectified signal, and down-converting switches to down-convert a voltage value of the first charge and the second charge to a direct current (DC) signal having a voltage value that is less than the voltage value of the first charge plus the second charge; and
a controller circuit connected to the rectifying switches and to the down-converting switches to switch on and off the rectifying switches and the down-converting switches at times that are asynchronous with times of sign changes of an electrical current value of the AC signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,466

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DAMPING VOLTAGE HARMONICS IN A MULTILEVEL POWER CONVERTER

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A method for reducing lower order harmonics of a multi-level power converter comprising at least one phase leg comprising a plurality of chain-link connected cells each comprising a capacitor, the method comprising, for each phase leg of the converter:obtaining, from a current control, a present reference voltage for use during a present half switching duration, a half switching duration being a time period corresponding to one switching opportunity of the cells;
dividing the half switching duration into a plurality of time intervals; and
at the beginning of each time interval:
predicting the reference voltage waveform for the remainder of the half switching duration based on the present reference voltage;
predicting the leg output voltage waveform for the remainder of the present half switching duration for the case that switching for one cell is performed in the leg during the time interval;
predicting a flux error, being a time integral of a difference between the leg output voltage and the reference voltage, at the end of the present half switching duration for the case, based on the present reference voltage, the predicted reference voltage waveform and the predicted leg output voltage waveform, wherein the predicted flux error is a cumulative flux error of the present half switching duration and a preceding half switching duration; and
determining not to perform switching for any cell in a present time interval of the plurality of time intervals when the predicted flux error passes zero during the first half switching duration.

US Pat. No. 10,193,465

DC/DC CONVERSION APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A DC/DC conversion apparatus, comprising:a DC voltage source that outputs a DC power supply voltage;
an oscillation circuit electrically connected to the DC voltage source;
a plurality of switch elements;
a switch controller that connects an electrical connection between the DC voltage source and the oscillation circuit and disconnects the electrical connection between the DC voltage source and the oscillation circuit during a time other than a dead-zone time, wherein the dead-zone time occurs when switching turn-on and turn-off of the plurality of switch elements, and switches a direction of a voltage applied to the oscillation circuit between a first direction and a second direction by switching turn-on and turn-off of the plurality of switch elements; and
a transformation circuit that outputs a current generated in the oscillation circuit and converts the current into a DC current; wherein
the switch controller disconnects the electrical connection between the oscillation circuit and the DC voltage source before the direction of the voltage applied to the oscillation circuit is switched from the first direction to the second direction, and connects the electrical connection between the oscillation circuit and the DC voltage source and switches the direction of the voltage applied to the oscillation circuit to the second direction after a current flowing through the oscillation circuit has been outputted to the transformation circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,193,461

MULTI-PHASE RESONANT CONVERTER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING IT

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A method comprising:supplying a voltage with a voltage generator to a plurality of drivers, the voltage generator coupled to a primary ground terminal, each driver having an output coupled to respective primary windings of a plurality of primary windings, each driver having a reference supply terminal coupled to the primary ground terminal, each primary winding being magnetically coupled to respective secondary windings; and
balancing currents flowing through the plurality of primary windings via a first floating node, wherein each primary winding is coupled to the first floating node via respective first capacitors.

US Pat. No. 10,193,460

DC/DC CONVERTER HAVING CURRENT DIVERSION CIRCUIT

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A DC/DC converter comprising:an inverter circuit including a plurality of inverter semiconductor switching elements subjected to switch control using a soft switching method, and converting DC power from a DC power supply connected to an input side thereof into AC power which is output to a load;
a rectifier circuit including a plurality of rectifying semiconductor switching elements;
a transformer connected on a primary side thereof to an output side of the inverter circuit, and on a secondary side thereof to an input side of the rectifier circuit;
a resonance reactor inserted between the output side of the inverter circuit and the primary side of the transformer;
a smoothing reactor connected to an output side of the rectifier circuit;
a secondary side reflux circuit connected to the output side of the rectifier circuit in order to divert a load current flowing through the load during a period in which a voltage from the DC power supply is not applied to the primary side of the transformer;
a first primary side reflux semiconductor switching element connected at one end to a connection point between the resonance reactor and the primary side of the transformer and at another end to one end of the DC power supply; and
a second primary side reflux semiconductor switching element connected at one end to another end of the DC power supply and at another end to the connection point between the resonance reactor and the primary side of the transformer,
wherein a series circuit formed by connecting the smoothing reactor and the load in series is connected to the output side of the rectifier circuit,
the secondary side reflux circuit is positioned between the output side of the rectifier circuit and the series circuit and connected in parallel to the series circuit,
either the first primary side reflux semiconductor switching element or the second primary side reflux semiconductor switching element diverts a current flowing through the resonance reactor during the period in which the voltage from the DC power supply is not applied to the primary side of the transformer,
the secondary side reflux circuit comprises a secondary side reflux semiconductor switching element, and
the first primary side reflux semiconductor switching element and the second primary side reflux semiconductor switching element are synchronized with the secondary side reflux semiconductor switching element, such that when the secondary side reflux semiconductor switching element is ON, the first primary side reflux semiconductor switching element is ON or the second primary side reflux semiconductor switching element is ON, in alternation.

US Pat. No. 10,193,458

START-UP CONTROLLER FOR A POWER CONVERTER

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCO...

1. A power converter, comprising:a start-up controller, comprising:
a high voltage regulator having an input and an output;
internal bias voltage circuits coupled to the high voltage regulator output;
under and over voltage lockout circuits coupled to the high voltage regulator output;
a current regulator;
logic circuits for generating pulse width modulation (PWM) control signals;
a fixed off time circuit coupled to the logic circuits;
a power driver coupled to the logic circuit and providing the PWM control signals for control of an external power switch;
an external gate command detection circuit coupled to the logic circuits and adapted to receive an external PWM control signal, wherein when the external PWM control signal is detected the external gate command detection circuit causes control of the external power switch to change from the logic circuits to the external PWM control signal; and
first and second voltage comparators having outputs coupled to the internal current regulator and inputs coupled to a current sense input; and
a secondary controller;
wherein the external PWM control signal is configured to be received from the secondary controller.

US Pat. No. 10,193,457

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

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A DC-to-DC power converter comprising:a transformer comprising a primary side and a secondary side;
a primary circuit electrically coupled to said primary side of said transformer, said primary circuit comprising:
at least one first gate driver;
a bias voltage generator; and
a primary microcontroller electrically coupled to said bias voltage generator and configured to receive a first bias voltage supplied by said bias voltage generator, said primary microcontroller configured to provide a first energizing signal to said at least one first gate driver in response to the first bias voltage; and
a secondary circuit electrically coupled to said secondary side of said transformer, said secondary circuit comprising:
a rectifier circuit comprising a plurality of switching elements;
at least one second gate driver communicatively coupled to the rectifier circuit and configured to selectively operate said switching elements; and
a secondary microcontroller communicatively coupled to said primary microcontroller, said secondary microcontroller configured to receive a second bias voltage, said secondary microcontroller further configured to provide a second energizing signal to said at least one first gate driver in response to the second bias voltage, said secondary microcontroller further configured to provide an instruction to said primary microcontroller that causes said primary microcontroller to relinquish control of said primary circuit to said secondary microcontroller, and, in response to receiving control of said primary circuit from said primary microcontroller, said secondary microcontroller further configured to provide a third energizing signal to operate said switching elements.

US Pat. No. 10,193,454

OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION CIRCUIT

Power Integrations, Inc.,...

1. An overvoltage detection circuit for a power converter, comprising:a current augmentation circuit coupled to receive a sense signal representative of an output voltage of the power converter only during a portion of an off time of a power switch of the power converter, wherein the current augmentation circuit is further coupled to output an augmented signal; and
a detection circuit coupled to receive the augmented signal from the augmentation circuit and a power signal representative of a rectified version of the sense signal at a same input terminal, wherein the detection circuit is operable to output an overvoltage detection signal in response to a sum of the augmented signal and the power signal, wherein the augmented signal and the power signal originate from a bias winding, the overvoltage detection signal being representative of an overvoltage condition in the output voltage of the power converter.

US Pat. No. 10,193,452

TWO STAGE STRUCTURE FOR POWER DELIVERY ADAPTER

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system comprising:an electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter;
an alternating current (AC) rectifier bridge operatively coupled to the electromagnetic interference filter, the AC rectifier bridge providing a first voltage;
a first power stage including a step-down transformer, the first power stage configured to receive the first voltage and output a second voltage;
a second power stage comprising a buck converter and a buck controller operatively coupled to the buck converter and wherein the buck converter is configured to receive the second voltage and configured to convert the second voltage to a third voltage;
a power delivery adapter controller configured to receive at least one input indicative of a requested voltage value and configured to provide at least one output; and
a feedback control circuit configured to provide a feedback control input to the buck controller, the feedback control input being based on the at least one output provided by the a power delivery adapter controller, the buck controller configured to control a duty cycle of an output control signal based on the feedback control input, wherein the at least one output provided by the power delivery adapter controller controls a switch that switches a resistor in and out of the feedback control circuit, and wherein the buck converter is configured to determine a value for the third voltage based on the duty cycle of the output control signal received from the buck controller.

US Pat. No. 10,193,450

AC-DC VOLTAGE CONVERTER WITH LOW STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. An AC-DC voltage converter, comprising:a) a safety capacitor configured to receive an input power supply;
b) a common mode filter inductor coupled to said safety capacitor, and being configured to process said input power supply with a rectifier bridge and a filter;
c) a switching power supply circuit configured to receive an output from said filter, wherein said switching power supply circuit comprises a power stage circuit, a control circuit configured to control said power stage circuit to achieve voltage conversion of said input power supply, and a pseudo load;
d) wherein said control circuit is configured to disable said pseudo load from a supply voltage of said control circuit by opening a first switch connected to said pseudo load when said input power supply is operating in a normal operating state; and
e) wherein when said input power supply is operating in an under voltage lock out state, said control circuit is configured to enable said pseudo load, energy stored in said safety capacitor is configured to be discharged to a load of said switching power supply circuit and said pseudo load, and said pseudo load is enabled by said first switch in order to increase the discharging speed of said safety capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,445

CONTROL DEVICE OF POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND POWER SUPPLY UNIT

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A control device of a power supply system that includes two boost converters, the two boost converters boosting inputted direct-current voltages to predetermined output voltages with output ends of the two boost converters connected in parallel with each other, the control device comprising:a switching portion controlling switching of a switching element of each of the two boost converters; and
a control portion shifting switching timings of the switching elements of the two boost converters from each other,
wherein the switching timing is a timing of an intersection of a duty command value to each of the two boost converters and a carrier wave that is a triangular wave, and
the control portion performs a synchronization of the switching timing from on to off or from off to on of one of the two boost converters and a crest or a trough of the carrier wave of the other of the two boost converters, and
when the duty command value to one of the two boost converters changes, the control portion controls a phase of the carrier wave of the other of the two boost converters based on a change amount of the duty command value to the one of the two boost converters and performs the synchronization.

US Pat. No. 10,193,444

REFERENCE VOLTAGE GENERATOR WITH ADAPTIVE VOLTAGE AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIP

PIXART IMAGING INC., Hsi...

1. A reference voltage generator, comprising: a steady current source configured to provide a steady current; a PMOS transistor, a source electrode of the PMOS transistor being configured to receive the steady current, and the PMOS transistor having a first gate-source voltage; and an NMOS transistor, a drain electrode of the NMOS transistor being electrically coupled to a drain electrode of the PMOS transistor, and the NMOS transistor having a second gate-source voltage, wherein a reference voltage provided by the reference voltage generator is determined by the first gate-source voltage and the second gate-source voltage, the drain electrode of the NMOS transistor is directly connected to the drain electrode of the PMOS transistor at a node, and gate electrodes of the PMOS transistor and the NMOS transistor are connected to the node such that the drain and gate electrodes of the PMOS transistor and the drain and gate electrodes of the NMOS transistor are connected together, wherein an additional PMOS transistor and at least one another NMOS transistor are further coupled between the drain electrodes of the NMOS transistor and the PMOS transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,441

DC-DC TRANSFORMER WITH INDUCTOR FOR THE FACILITATION OF ADIABATIC INTER-CAPACITOR CHARGE TRANSPORT

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. An apparatus for power transformation, said apparatus comprising a power converter, said power converter comprising a charge pump, a first regulator, and a magnetic filter, wherein said magnetic filter is connected to a terminal of said charge pump, wherein said terminal is selected to facilitate adiabatic inter-capacitor charge transport within said charge pump, and wherein said first regulator is configured to regulate power provided by said power converter.

US Pat. No. 10,193,434

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE AND THREE-PHASE AC POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A power conversion device for converting DC powers to AC powers to be supplied to a three-phase AC system, the DC powers being inputted from a first DC power supply, a second DC power supply, and a third DC power supply which are independent of each other without sharing either a positive terminal or a negative terminal, the power conversion device comprising:a first-phase conversion device configured to, based on the DC power inputted from the first DC power supply, supply the AC power to a first phase with respect to a neutral point of the three-phase AC system via a first reactor;
a second-phase conversion device configured to, based on the DC power inputted from the second DC power supply, supply the AC power to a second phase with respect to the neutral point of the three-phase AC system via a second reactor;
a third-phase conversion device configured to, based on the DC power inputted from the third DC power supply, supply the AC power to a third phase with respect to the neutral point of the three-phase AC system via a third reactor; and
a control unit configured to control the first-phase conversion device, the second-phase conversion device, and the third-phase conversion device, wherein
the first-phase conversion device, the second-phase conversion device, and the third-phase conversion device each include a step-up circuit for stepping up a DC input voltage value of the DC power, and a single-phase inverter circuit, and
for each of the first-phase conversion device, the second-phase conversion device, and the third-phase conversion device, when an absolute value of a voltage target value obtained, as an AC waveform to be outputted, by superimposing a third-order harmonic on a fundamental wave exceeds the DC input voltage value, the control unit causes the step-up circuit to perform step-up operation to generate the absolute value of the voltage target value and causes the single-phase inverter circuit to only perform necessary polarity inversion, and when the absolute value of the voltage target value is smaller than the DC input voltage value, the control unit stops the step-up operation of the step-up circuit and causes the single-phase inverter circuit to operate to generate the voltage target value, the voltage target value being set by adding a voltage appearing between both ends of each of the first reactor, the second reactor and the third reactor to a voltage value of each phase of the three-phase AC system.

US Pat. No. 10,193,429

AIR GAP CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Boulder Wind Power, Inc.,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first member supporting a magnetic flux carrying member;
a second member supporting a magnetic flux generating member, the second member disposed for movement relative to the first member, the second member having a first portion and a second portion;
an air gap control device including a first magnet coupled to the first member and a second magnet coupled to the second member between the second member and the first magnet, the first magnet having a polarity in a first direction and the second magnet having a polarity in a second, opposite direction than the first direction, a repulsive force between the first magnet and the second magnet increases when a distance between the first member and the second member is decreased to exert a force on one of the first member and the first portion of the second member in response to relative movement of the first member and the second member in a direction that reduces a distance between the first member and the first portion of the second member to maintain a minimum distance between the first member and the first portion of the second member, the first magnet and the second magnet of the air gap control device forming a magnetic flux circuit separate from a primary magnetic flux circuit formed between the first member and the second member;
the air gap control device including a third magnet coupled to the first member on an opposite side of the first member than the first magnet; and
a fourth magnet coupled to the second portion of the second member and disposed between the second portion of the second member and the third magnet, the third magnet having a polarity in a third direction and the fourth magnet having a polarity in a fourth, opposite direction than the third direction, a repulsive force between the third magnet and the fourth magnet increases when a distance between the first member and the second portion of the second member is decreased to exert a force on one of the first member and the second portion of the second member in response to relative movement of the first member and the second portion of the second member in a direction that reduces a distance between the first member and the second portion of the second member to maintain a minimum distance between the first member and the second portion of the second member, the third magnet and the fourth magnet of the air gap control device forming a magnetic flux circuit separate from the primary magnetic flux circuit formed between the first member and the second member.

US Pat. No. 10,193,427

METHOD OF FABRICATING ELECTRIC MACHINE LAMINATIONS USING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A method of making a component of a radial flux electrical machine comprising:using an additive manufacturing process to manufacture a plurality of laminas wherein said additive manufacturing process comprises applying a beam or beams of energy to a successive plurality of ferromagnetic material particles and fusing together the successive plurality of ferromagnetic material particles to form a ferromagnetic helix;
disposing an insulating material on said ferromagnetic helix;
compressing the ferromagnetic helix to form a compressed ferromagnetic helix; and
fixing the compressed ferromagnetic helix.

US Pat. No. 10,193,425

STEPPING MOTOR, TIMEPIECE MOVEMENT, TIMEPIECE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF STEPPING MOTOR

SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC., ...

1. A stepping motor comprising:a one-piece stator comprised of Fe—Ni alloy, the stator having a rotor accommodating through-hole and defining a magnetic path around the rotor accommodating through-hole;
a rotor rotatably arranged inside the rotor accommodating through-hole;
a magnetic core connected to the stator; and
a coil wound on the magnetic core,
wherein a Cr-diffusion region having a molten-solidified portion of Cr is diffused in the Fe—Ni alloy stator in a portion of the magnetic path.

US Pat. No. 10,193,424

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WELDING ROTOR COILS

SIEMENS ENERGY, INC., Or...

1. A process for welding rotor coil comprising:arranging a plurality of rotor coils on a table, wherein each rotor coil comprises an end arc section and a straight section, and wherein the straight section is arranged on one end of the end arc section;
arranging a plurality of transition pieces each between the rotor coils on the one end;
forming a continuous welding path using a welding tool for welding the straight section to the one end of the end arc section of the each rotor coil at a joint, and the plurality of rotor coils at locations of the transition pieces on the one end from a welding start to a welding end; and
cutting the continuous welding path using a milling tool from the welding end to the welding start at the locations of the transition pieces for separating the plurality of rotor coils.

US Pat. No. 10,193,422

POWER TOOL

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. A power tool, comprising:a stator having a plurality of radially inwardly extending teeth separated by slots and coils respectively wound around each tooth of the plurality of teeth, wherein different sets of the coils correspond to different phases, the different sets of the coils are delta-connected in series;
a rotor having magnets and being configured to rotate in the interior of the stator; and
a sensor circuit board fixed to the stator and having magnetic sensors configured to detect rotation of the rotor;
wherein the magnetic sensors are provided at least substantially at the centers of the slots in a rotational direction of the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,420

ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A rotating electric machine, comprising:a stator core arranged to surround an outer circumferential surface of a rotor;
a frame having an annular shape arranged to surround the stator core;
coil portions of a plurality of phases, which are wound around the stator core;
a plurality of busbars arranged on one end surface side of the stator core over an entire circumference thereof, which are to be electrically connected to the coil portions of the plurality of phases to distribute electric power to the coil portions of the plurality of phases;
a holder accommodating the plurality of busbars inside of the holder; and
a plate having one end portion inside of the holder and facing at least one of the plurality of busbars and another end portion exposed externally from the holder on an outer diameter side of the frame,
the plate guiding heat of the plurality of busbars from the one end portion to the another end portion.

US Pat. No. 10,193,418

ROTARY POWER GENERATING APPARATUS AND ELECTRIC GENERATING APPARATUS

1. A rotary power generating apparatus comprising:a first piston magnet member and a second piston magnet member arranged so that their polarities of magnetic poles of a top dead center side are equal;
a first connecting rod and a second connecting rod connected with the bottom dead center side of the respective first, second piston magnet members;
a crankshaft connected with the first, second connecting rods;
a first guide member and a second guide member, which hold respectively the first, second piston magnet members from outside and guide the respective first, second piston magnet members during all process of reciprocation;
a first fixed magnet member and a second fixed magnet member fixed on the positions to keep a constant interval from top pole surfaces of the top dead center side of the first, second piston magnet members, and in which fixed pole surfaces, having the same polarity with the magnetic pole of the top pole surfaces, are arranged so as to oppose the top pole surfaces of the respective first, second piston magnet members;
a first demagnetizing band like member passing through between the top pole surface of the first piston magnet member and the fixed pole surface of the first fixed magnet member, and rotating with the crankshaft; and
a second demagnetizing band like member passing through between the top pole surface of the second piston magnet member and the fixed pole surface of the second fixed magnet member, and rotating with the crankshaft,
wherein the first demagnetizing band like member is a member which a transformable band like member, opposing to the top pole surface of the first piston magnet member, is formed circularly,
wherein the second demagnetizing band like member is a member which a transformable band like member, opposing to the top pole surface of the second piston magnet member, is formed circularly,
wherein the first, second demagnetizing band like members comprise demagnetizing magnet parts having magnetic force, weaker than the magnetic poles of the first, second piston magnet members, having different polarity from the top pole surfaces, and non-magnetic force parts, having no magnetic force, formed adjacent to the demagnetizing magnet parts;
wherein the rotary power generating apparatus comprising:
a repulsive force unequal structure which a hindmost interval, arranged hindmost position along a rotating direction which the crankshaft rotates, is spread than an interval of another part to weaken a repulsive force repulsing the top pole surfaces and the fixed pole surfaces in the hindmost position than the repulsive force in another part, in the top pole surfaces of the respective first, second piston magnet members and the fixed pole surfaces of the first, second fixed magnet members;
wherein the rotary power generating apparatus further comprising:
an auxiliary motor supplying power to the crankshaft so that reciprocation of the first, second piston magnet members become continuous.

US Pat. No. 10,193,417

BRUSHLESS MOTOR ASSEMBLY FOR A FASTENING TOOL

1. An electric brushless DC (BLDC) motor comprising:an outer rotor assembly having a substantially-cylindrical metallic rotor body, and a plurality of rotor magnets mounted within an inner surface of the rotor body;
a molded structure formed within the rotor body, the molded structure comprising: a main body formed on an inner surface of the rotor body to securely cover and retain the rotor magnets on the inner surface of the rotor body, an axial fan formed at an end of the rotor body opposite the rotor magnets, and a sense magnet mount formed at approximately a radial center portion of the axial fan;
a stator assembly received inside the outer rotor assembly and mounted on a shaft; and
a sense magnet ring mounted on the sense magnet mount.

US Pat. No. 10,193,416

MOTOR

1. A motor rotor comprising:rotor poles,
a central hub at a rotational axis of the rotor, and
a rotor frame for supporting the rotor poles, the rotor frame comprising an axially and radially stiff and rotationally compliant connection between the rotor poles and the central hub of the rotor, the rotor frame having levels of axial, radial and rotational compliance wherein the level of rotational compliance is greater than the levels of both axial and radial compliance.

US Pat. No. 10,193,415

ELECTRIC MACHINE ARRANGEMENT, MOTOR VEHICLE GEARBOX AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRIC MACHINE ARRANGEMENT

GETRAG Getriebe- und Zahn...

1. An electric machine arrangement for a motor vehicle drivetrain, having:a machine housing which can be fixed to a drivetrain housing;
a stator which is fixed relative to the machine housing; and
a rotor which is mounted, concentrically with respect to the stator, within the machine housing and which has a rotor axis;
wherein an air gap is defined between the stator and the rotor;
wherein the rotor has a rotary bearing section which is mounted, with a radial clearance, rotatably relative to a housing bearing section of the machine housing, wherein the radial clearance is smaller than the air gap;
wherein the rotor has a first axial rotor end section which is mounted, by way of a first rotary bearing, rotatably relative to the machine housing, wherein the first rotary bearing is fixed to a first bearing seat of a first wall section of the machine housing, and wherein the first wall section of the machine housing is also designed such that radial forces introduced by the rotor into the first wall section via the first rotary bearing can be transmitted into the drivetrain housing when the machine housing is fixed to the drivetrain housing; and
wherein the first wall section has a ring-shaped web which can be inserted into a ring-shaped web receptacle of the drivetrain housing.

US Pat. No. 10,193,414

POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A power transmission apparatus for a vehicle, the power transmission apparatus comprising:a first electric motor;
a power split mechanism;
a second electric motor coupled to an output shaft;
a case in a cylindrical shape, the case accommodating the first electric motor, the power split mechanism, and the second electric motor, the first electric motor, the power split mechanism, and the second electric motor being lubricated by oil;
a support wall constituting an accommodating chamber that accommodates the second electric motor in the case, the support wall being provided between the power split mechanism and the second electric motor; and
a breather mechanism located in a rotational angle range that is at least equal to 90 degrees and is smaller than 180 degrees when a rotational angle range of the second electric motor above a rotational axis of the second electric motor in a vertical direction is set from 0 degree to 180 degrees in a rotational direction of the second electric motor during forward traveling of the vehicle, wherein
the breather mechanism communicates between inside and outside of the case such that the accommodating chamber and the outside of the case communicate with each other,
the breather mechanism has a through hole and a breather chamber, the through hole penetrates the inside and the outside of the case, the breather chamber is provided at a case inner side end of the through hole, and the breather chamber is opened to inside of the accommodating chamber, and
the breather chamber is opened in a direction that does not oppose a virtual surface, the virtual surface passes through the rotational axis at a rotational angle of 90 degrees of the second electric motor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,413

MOUNTING BRACKET FOR WATER COOLED TYPE ALTERNATOR

Bosch Automotive Service ...

1. A mounting bracket for a water cooled type alternator, the mounting bracket comprising:a body;
a plurality of bolts attached to the body;
a plurality of pivot arms including a first pivot arm attached to a first bolt in the plurality of bolts at a first end of the first pivot arm; and
a link arm coupled to the body at a second end of the first pivot arm.

US Pat. No. 10,193,412

ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROLLER

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electric motor controller comprising:a board;
a plurality of electronic components mounted on the board, the plurality of electronic components being for controlling drive of an electric motor; and
a separating zone in an area closer to an edge than to a center of the board, the separating zone including one or both of a through hole and a notch provided in the board,
wherein the plurality of electronic components are grouped into a first group of electronic components and a second group of electronic components, depending on a function or a characteristic of each of the plurality of electronic components,
the first group of electronic components and the second group of electronic components are placed to be separated by the separating zone, and
a ratio of a first length of one or both of the through hole and the notch to a second length of a straight line on the board on which the separating zone is placed is at least 40%.

US Pat. No. 10,193,410

MOTOR

NIDEC CORPORATION, Kyoto...

1. A motor, comprising:a rotor including a shaft with a center on a center axis extending in one direction;
a stator enclosing the rotor and rotating the rotor about the center axis;
a first bearing located at a first side of the motor in the one direction and supporting the shaft;
a second bearing located at a second side of the motor opposite to the first side of the stator and supporting the shaft; and
a cylindrical housing holding the stator and the first bearing;
a bus bar assembly holding the second bearing, and allowing an end of a first side of the bus bar assembly to be located in the housing;
a cover fixed to the housing to cover at least a portion of a second side of the bus bar assembly; and
a circuit board disposed between the second bearing and the cover in the one direction; wherein
the bus bar assembly includes:
a bus bar electrically connected to the stator;
a wiring member electrically connecting an external power supply to the circuit board; and
a bus bar holder that holds the bus bar and the wiring member;
the bus bar holder includes:
a cylindrical main body portion including an opening at the second side of the motor;
a connector portion that protrudes from the main body portion toward a radially outer side of the center axis; and
a connection terminal holding portion that protrudes from an inner surface of the main body portion, and allows at least a portion of the connection terminal holding portion to overlap with the connector portion in the radial direction;
the cover directly or indirectly contacts a surface of a second side of the main body portion over a circumference of the opening;
the wiring member includes:
an external power-supply connection terminal provided in the connector portion to be electrically connected to the external power-supply; and
a circuit board connection terminal fixed to the connection terminal holding portion at the first side of the motor ahead of an end of the second side of the main body portion so that the circuit board connection terminal is electrically connected to the circuit board;
an end of the second side of the motor in a radially inner surface of the connection terminal holding portion is located at the first side of the motor ahead of the surface of the second side of the circuit board; and
an air gap is defined in the connection terminal holding portion at a position radially outward from an end of the circuit board and between the circuit board and the main body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,193,409

STATOR FOR ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE, ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE EQUIPPED WITH SAME, AND MANUFACTURING METHODS THEREFOR

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A stator of a rotating electric machine with a stator coil, comprising:a connection terminal including a pressure connection portion and a fastening portion, the pressure connection portion being connected to an input/output coil conductor of the stator coil, the fastening portion being mechanically connected to an external system, wherein a melting material is disposed in the fastening portion.

US Pat. No. 10,193,407

METHOD FOR REPAIRING A ROTOR

GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLO...

1. A method for repairing a rotor comprising:providing a rotor core with protruding fingers defining slots for conductors, at least one support block at each axial end of a finger of the protruding fingers fixed by a screw, and the finger having a blind hole for housing the screw;
removing the screw and the at least one support block from the axial end of the finger;
drilling the blind hole having a diameter to increase the diameter; and
inserting a plug flush into the blind hole; and
connecting the at least one support block or a different support block to the axial end of the finger above the plug inserted within the blind hole.

US Pat. No. 10,193,406

ROTATING MACHINERY

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. Rotating machinery comprising:a rotor of 2n poles, n being an integer equal to or greater than 1;
84n slots; and
three-phase stator windings;
a top coil being accommodated at the diametrically inner side of each of the slots;
a bottom coil being accommodated at the diametrically outer side of each of the slots;
the top coil and the bottom coil being connected to each other to form each of the stator windings;
the stator windings having 2n phase belts per one phase;
each of the phase belts being configured from a first parallel winding and a second parallel winding;
where an average position in the circumferential direction of all of the top coils and the bottom coils that configure each of the phase belts is the center of the phase belt and the arrangement of the first and second parallel windings on at least one of the phase belts is viewed in order from the side near to the center of the phase belt, the top or bottom coils being disposed in the order of the second, first, first, second, first, second, first, second, second, first, second, first, second, and first parallel windings while the bottom or top coils connected to the top or bottom coils are disposed in the order of the first, second, second, first, second, first, second, first, second, first, first, second, first, and second parallel windings.

US Pat. No. 10,193,405

ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A rotary electric machine comprising: a stator that includes stator coils for a plurality of phases at an inner circumference portion of a stator core that is formed in an annular shape; a rotor that is inserted to central space of the stator, and includes a plurality of magnetic poles at an outer circumference portion; and a connection component that is mounted at least at one end portion in an axis direction of the stator, and mutually connects the stator coils for the plurality of phases, and holds bus bars that feed an electric current to the stator coils for the plurality of phases; wherein the connection component includes a holder made of an insulating material that is formed in an annular shape, and is mounted at the stator in a state where one end portion in an axis direction of the connection component is faced to the one end portion in the axis direction of the stator, and includes a plurality of bus-bar storage grooves having an annular shape that are concentrically arranged at the other end portion in the axis direction of the connection component, a plurality of bus bars having an annular shape that are respectively installed in the plurality of bus-bar storage grooves, and are respectively corresponded to the plurality of phases, and an adhesive resin that is arranged in each of the bus-bar storage grooves, and fixes the plurality of bus bars to the holder; and the plurality of bus bars include bus-bar lead terminals that are respectively connected to coil lead terminals of the stator coils for the plurality of phases that are corresponded to the bus bars; and the bus-bar lead terminals are formed in such a way that the bus-bar lead terminals are protruded from the bus bars to the axis direction of the stator; and the plurality of bus-bar storage grooves are formed by using a plurality of partitions that are concentrically arranged in a diameter direction of the stator via gaps; and in the plurality of partitions, lengths, in the axis direction, of a most outer circumference partition that is positioned at a most outer circumference side in the diameter direction, and a most inner circumference partition that is positioned at a most inner circumference side in the diameter direction, are longer than lengths, in the axis direction, of a plurality of middle partitions that are positioned between the most outer circumference partition and the most inner circumference partition; wherein the bus-bar lead terminals include first extended portions that are configured in such a way that those are led from the bus bars to the axis direction of the stator, and a thickness direction is identical to a diameter direction of the stator, and a width direction is identical to a circumference direction of the stator; and second extended portions that are bent from end portions of the first extended portions in the axis direction of the stator to an edgewise direction of the first extended portions, and are extended in the circumference direction of the stator.

US Pat. No. 10,193,403

ROTOR ARRANGEMENT FOR AN ELECTRICAL PRIME MOVER AND ELECTRIC PRIME MOVER AND ELECTRIC DRIVE SYSTEM

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche ...

1. A rotor arrangement for an electric prime mover of a motor vehicle, the rotor arrangement comprising:a rotor shaft extending in an axial direction;
a first pair of laminate stacks arranged side-by-side on the rotor shaft;
a second pair of laminate stacks arranged on the rotor shaft and separated from each other by the first pair of laminate stacks; and
a third pair of laminate stacks arranged on the rotor shaft and separated from each other by the first and second pairs of laminate stacks, wherein
the laminate stacks in a selected pair of the first, the second and the third pairs of laminate stacks are configured so that each of the laminate stacks in the selected pair of laminate stacks has a moment of inertia and a self-resonant frequency that are substantially different from the moments of inertia and self-resonant frequencies of the laminate stacks in the other two pairs of the first, the second and the third pairs of laminate stacks so that the self-resonant frequencies of the laminate stacks in the first, second and third pairs of laminate stacks at least partly offset one another to counteract oscillations that adversely affect other parts of the motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,193,402

FASTENING SYSTEM FOR COUPLING ELECTRICAL MACHINE COMPONENTS

GE RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electrical machine comprising:a first item having a male dovetail portion; and
a second item having a female dovetail portion with an opening;
wherein:
a shape of the male portion and a shape of the female portion are adapted to each other such that the male dovetail portion can be fit into the opening of the female dovetail portion, and wherein
the first item formed as a stack of sheets comprising a plurality of male standard sheets with the male dovetail portion that substantially fit into the opening of the female dovetail portion and one or more male protruding sheets with dimensions at the male dovetail portion larger than the opening of the female dovetail portion along an entire length of male dovetail portion such that, in use, the male protruding sheets are deformed during insertion of the male dovetail portion into the opening of the female dovetail portion, wherein the first item is a magnet module and the second item is a rotor rim, the magnet module defining a base for housing a plurality of magnets such that the magnets are fixable to the rotor rim via the base; or
wherein the first item is a stator tooth and the second item is a stator housing, the stator tooth defining a base for a plurality of coils such that the coils are fixable to the stator housing via the base.

US Pat. No. 10,193,401

GENERATORS HAVING ROTORS THAT PROVIDE ALTERNATE MAGNETIC CIRCUITS

1. A generator comprising:stator comprising:
a generator coil wrapped around a generator core;
a first magnetic flux element having a first stator pole,
wherein the first magnetic flux element is magnetically coupled to a first end of the generator core across a first medium having a first reluctance;
a first magnetic flux donor that donates magnetic flux having a first polarity to the first magnetic flux element;
a second magnetic flux element having a second stator pole,
wherein the second magnetic flux element is magnetically coupled to a second end of the generator core across a second medium having a second reluctance; and
a second magnetic flux donor that donates magnetic flux having a second polarity, opposite to the first polarity, to the second magnetic flux element; and
a rotor comprising:
a third magnetic flux element having first and second rotor poles;
a rotor coil wrapped around the third magnetic flux element;
a third magnetic flux donor that donates magnetic flux having the second polarity to the third magnetic flux element; and
a fourth magnetic flux donor that donates magnetic flux having the first polarity to the third magnetic flux element, and
wherein the first stator pole and the first rotor pole are magnetically coupled across a third medium having a third reluctance when the first rotor pole is substantially aligned with the first stator pole, and
wherein the first reluctance is greater than the third reluctance when the first rotor pole is substantially aligned with the first stator pole.

US Pat. No. 10,193,394

WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER SYSTEM

PHILIPS IP VENTURES B.V.,...

1. A wireless power receiver, the wireless power receiver configured to receive wireless power from a wireless power supply, the wireless power receiver comprising:a power output for electrically coupling the wireless power receiver to a remote device;
a principle receiver circuit having a tank circuit electrically coupled to said power output and a switch connected across opposite ends of said tank circuit;
a supplemental receiver circuit having an inductor electrically coupled to said power output, wherein said principle receiver circuit and said supplemental receiver circuit are electrically coupled in parallel to said power output; and
a controller configured to selectively operate said switch in an open mode in which power induced in said principle receiver circuit tank circuit by the wireless power supply is delivered to said power output via said electrical coupling between said principle receiver circuit and said power output and in a closed mode in which said switch creates a closed resonant loop in said principle receiver circuit tank circuit, whereby said principle receiver circuit functions as a resonator that inductively couples power induced in said principle receiver circuit tank circuit by the wireless power supply to said supplemental receiver circuit, which delivers power to said power output via said electrical coupling between said supplemental receiver circuit and said power output;
wherein said principle receiver circuit, said supplemental receiver circuit, and said controller are located remote from the wireless power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,193,393

WIRELESS INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A power transmitter for wirelessly providing power to a power receiver using an inductive power signal; the power transmitter comprising:a variable resonance circuit for generating the inductive power signal in response to a drive signal, the variable resonance circuit having a resonance frequency being a variable resonance frequency;
a driver for generating the drive signal for the variable resonance circuit, the drive signal having an operating frequency;
a load modulation receiver for demodulating load modulation of the inductive power signal by the power receiver and for generating a demodulation quality measure; and
an adaptor for adapting the operating frequency and the resonance frequency to converge, the adaptation of the operating frequency and the resonance frequency further being in response to the demodulation quality measure.

US Pat. No. 10,193,392

WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

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

1. A transmitter for generating a wireless power transmitted to a receiver, the transmitter comprising:a control part for generating first to fourth AC power control signals; and
a power conversion part for generating an AC power including a positive polarity output voltage and a negative polarity output voltage in response to the first to fourth AC power control signals, wherein the power conversion part includes:
a first switching element connected between a first node and a second node and controlled in response to the first AC power control signal;
a second switching element connected between the second node and a ground and controlled in response to the second AC power control signal;
a third switching element connected between the first node and a third node and controlled in response to the third AC power control signal; and
a fourth switching element connected between the third node and the ground and controlled in response to the fourth AC power control signal,
wherein when the first and fourth switching elements are turned on in response to the first and fourth AC power control signals, the positive polarity output voltage is generated, and when the second and third switching elements are turned on in response to the second and third AC power control signals, the negative polarity output voltage is generated,
wherein a duty ratio of the positive polarity output voltage is determined by a falling time of the fourth AC power control signal, and
wherein a duty ratio of the negative polarity output voltage is determined by a falling time of the third AC power control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,391

POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS, WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A power transmitting apparatus comprising:a power transmission unit configured to wirelessly transmit power to one or more power receiving apparatuses; and
a processor configured to function as:
a receiving unit configured to receive, from each of the one or more power receiving apparatuses, function information;
a determination unit configured to determine, based on the function information received from each of the one or more power receiving apparatuses, whether each of the one or more power receiving apparatuses has a function for internally lowering a voltage obtained through power reception; and
a control unit configured to control the power transmission unit to perform power transmission in a first manner in a case where the determination unit determines that at least one of the one or more power receiving apparatuses does not have the function for internally lowering the voltage obtained through power reception, and to control the power transmission unit to perform power transmission in a second manner that is different from the first manner in a case where the determination unit determines that all of the one or more power receiving apparatuses have the function for internally lowering the voltage obtained through power reception.

US Pat. No. 10,193,390

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER CONFIGURATION FOR POWER TRANSMISSION THROUGH A PARTITION

MediaTek Inc., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for configuring a wireless power transmitter to transmit power wirelessly through a partition between a wireless power receiver and the wireless power transmitter at an installation location of the wireless power transmitter, the method comprising:detecting, at the wireless power receiver, a plurality of signals representative of wirelessly received power levels by at least one receiving coil of the wireless power receiver, wherein the power levels correspond to wireless power transmitted in a sequence of power levels by the wireless power transmitter through the partition;
indicating, on a display of the wireless power receiver, a direction in which to move the wireless power receiver to receive a higher magnetic field from the wireless power transmitter; and
identifying by the wireless power receiver, to the wireless power transmitter, at least one transmit power level of the power levels received from the wireless power transmitter that provides a received power level at the at least one receiving coil that is suitable for charging and/or operating a wireless power device, wherein the identifying occurs after the plurality of signals have been detected by the wireless power receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,193,389

MULTI-BRIDGE TOPOLOGY

PHILIPS IP VENTURES B.V.,...

6. A wireless power supply that supplies power wirelessly to a remote device, the wireless power supply comprising:a primary inductor having a first terminal and a second terminal;
a first inverter including a first switch for selectively coupling a first node to a first voltage source and a second switch for selectively coupling the first node to a first reference voltage, the first node is electrically connected to the first terminal of the primary inductor;
a second inverter including a first switch for selectively coupling a second node to a second voltage source and a second switch for selectively coupling the second node to a second reference voltage, the second node is electrically connected to the second terminal of the primary inductor; and
a controller for configuring the wireless power supply between a plurality of different bridge topologies by controlling the first switch and the second switch of the first inverter and by controlling the first switch and the second switch of the second inverter;
wherein the controller selects a bridge topology from the plurality of different bridge topologies in response to inductive coupling of the remote device to the wireless power supply and based on feedback from the remote device;
wherein, in response to the wireless power supply being configured to the selected bridge topology, the controller selectively configures the wireless power supply to fine tune an amount of power delivered to the remote device by adjusting a characteristic of at least one of the inverters based on feedback from the remote device;
wherein the controller selects a different bridge topology from the plurality of different bridge topologies in response to inductive coupling of a new remote device to the wireless power supply and based on feedback from the new remote device;
wherein, in response to the wireless power supply being configured to the different bridge topology, the controller selectively configures the wireless power supply to fine tune an amount of power delivered to the new remote device by adjusting a characteristic of at least one of the inverters based on feedback from the new remote device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,385

POWER SYSTEM MONITORING APPARATUS, POWER SYSTEM CONTROL APPARATUS, AND POWER SYSTEM MONITORING METHOD EMPLOYING EVENTS OF ASSUMABLE BREAKDOWNS AND ASSUMABLE OUTPUT CHANGES

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A power system monitoring apparatus that monitors a power system, the apparatus comprising a processor coupled to the power system and programmed to:input assumable system breakdown data, which is data of assumable breakdown of the power system, including an occurrence frequency of each assumable breakdown of the power system and assumable output change data including an occurrence frequency of each assumable output change of each generator connected to the power system; and
generate conditions by which events of the assumable breakdowns and the assumable output changes are combined based on the occurrence frequencies of the assumable breakdown and the assumable output change and outputs a control plan to control said each generator for each of the conditions;
wherein an event of an assumable breakdown is an event of breakdown that is assumed to cause supply troubles in a main segment of the power system; and
wherein an event of an assumable output change is an event of output change of a power generation facility group which can affect a main current of the power system.

US Pat. No. 10,193,384

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTING GRID ACTIONS TO IMPROVE GRID OUTCOMES

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving an opportunity to vary a control on a utility grid comprising a plurality of possible grid control actions;
receiving effectiveness data for the possible grid control actions comprising confidence intervals around the effects of each possible grid control action;
selecting a grid control action, using a processor, based on the overlap in confidence intervals of the effectiveness data; and
implementing the selected grid control action on the utility grid,
further comprising determining an opportunity to vary a control on a utility grid by referencing current states of the controls on the utility grid and a multidimensional space representing possible grid control actions.

US Pat. No. 10,193,383

DUAL-SHAFT GAS TURBINE POWER GENERATION SYSTEM, AND CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR GAS TURBINE SYSTEM

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A dual-shaft gas turbine power generation system comprising:a compressor which pressurizes air and generates compressed air;
a combustor which mixes and combusts the compressed air and a fuel;
a high-pressure gas turbine which is driven by a combustion gas obtained in the combustor;
a first rotating shaft which connects the compressor and the high-pressure gas turbine;
an electric motor connected to the first rotating shaft;
a governor which adjusts an amount of air taken into the compressor and thus controls an output of the high-pressure gas turbine;
a low-pressure gas turbine driven by the combustion gas after driving the high-pressure gas turbine;
a second rotating shaft connected to the low-pressure gas turbine;
a synchronous power generator connected to the second rotating shaft generating power of an external grid frequency and connected to an external grid;
a frequency converter which is provided on a power transmission path to bidirectionally transmit power between the synchronous power generator and the electric motor, and which converts a frequency of power transmitted between the synchronous power generator and the electric motor;
a control device which controls a frequency converter control device for controlling the frequency converter and the governor on the basis of a power output command value indicating power to be outputted to the external grid, and thus controls a total output of the high-pressure gas turbine, the low-pressure gas turbine and the electric motor;
a transformer which converts a voltage outputted from the synchronous power generator to the external grid;
a circuit breaker to cut off power transmitted to the external grid via the transformer;
a voltage measuring device disposed between the external grid and the circuit breaker and which measures a voltage on a side of the external grid; and
an abnormality control device which detects a voltage abnormality generated in the external grid on the basis of a result of comparison between a predetermined voltage abnormality reference value for the external grid and the measured voltage by the voltage measuring device, and, when the voltage abnormality is detected, controls the frequency converter control device in such a way that a load, by the electric motor as viewed from the high-pressure turbine via the first rotating shaft, is decreased.

US Pat. No. 10,193,381

LOAD MANAGEMENT AND SWITCHING DEVICES AND METHODS

Reliance Controls Corpora...

1. A method for managing loads supplied by a secondary power source, the method comprising the steps of:providing a first set of normally closed relays electrically connected to a first plurality of loads;
providing a second set of normally closed relays electrically connected to a second plurality of loads;
providing a first timer electrically connected to the first set of relays and set to a predetermined amount of time;
providing a second timer electrically connected to the second set of relays and set to a predetermined amount of time, wherein the set time of the second timer is greater than the set time of the first timer;
providing a first current transformer;
providing a second current transformer;
wherein the first and second current transformers receive a current draw from the secondary power source and produce an actual voltage proportional to the current passed through each of the first and second current transformers;
providing a reference voltage, wherein the reference voltage is a voltage equal to a predetermined percentage of a maximum allowable current draw from the secondary power source;
monitoring the actual voltage;
comparing the reference voltage with the actual voltage; and
when the actual voltage exceeds the reference voltage:
opening both the first and second set of relays;
starting both the first and second timers;
when the set time of the first timer elapses, close the first set of relays; and
when the set time of the second timer elapses, close the second set of relays.

US Pat. No. 10,193,380

POWER SOURCES AND SYSTEMS UTILIZING A COMMON ULTRA-CAPACITOR AND BATTERY HYBRID ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM FOR BOTH UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY AND GENERATOR START-UP FUNCTIONS

Inertech IP LLC, Danbury...

1. A power source comprising:a first ultra-capacitor module;
a battery module coupled in parallel with the first ultra-capacitor module;
a two-level inverter coupled to the first ultra-capacitor module and the battery module;
a high frequency DC-DC converter coupled to the first ultra-capacitor module and the battery module;
a fast charger coupled to the first ultra-capacitor module and the battery module, and operable to charge the first ultra-capacitor module and the battery module; and
a second ultra-capacitor module coupled to an output of the high frequency DC-DC converter and configured for starting up a generator.

US Pat. No. 10,193,379

DIRECT CURRENT UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

Jae Jin Lee, Chungcheong...

1. A direct current (DC) uninterruptible power supply system provided with a first connection unit electrically connected to a DC power conversion system which converts prevailing alternating current (AC) power into DC power, an auxiliary power supply device charged with the DC power, and a second connection unit which is electrically connected to a load and supplies the DC power or power output from the auxiliary power supply device to the load, the DC uninterruptible power supply system comprising:a charging portion which boosts a level of DC voltage power supplied from the DC power conversion system normally connected to the first connection unit and charges the auxiliary power supply device with the boosted DC voltage power;
a discharge portion which generates internal voltage power by stepping down a level of voltage power of the auxiliary power supply device;
a comparator which compares the level of the DC voltage power supplied from the DC power conversion system with a level of a set reference voltage and outputs a clear voltage or a set voltage according to a result thereof; and
a switchover portion which comprises a relay connected to the first connection unit, the second connection unit, and the discharge portion, in which due to disconnection of the DC power conversion system from the first connection unit and a damage or short circuit of the DC power conversion system, the set voltage is supplied from the comparator, thereby allowing the relay to be set in such a way that connection between the first connection unit and the second connection unit is cut off and the discharge portion and the second connection unit are connected to allow the internal voltage power generated by the discharge portion to be supplied to the second connection unit, and as the DC power conversion system is normally connected to the first connection unit, the clear voltage is supplied from the comparator to allow the relay to become in a clear state in such a way that connection between the discharge portion and the second connection unit is cut off and the first connection unit and the second connection unit are connected to supply the DC power supplied from the DC power conversion system to the second connection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,193,378

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CONTROL OF POWER FLOW AND BATTERY CHARGE

1. A solar power generation system, comprising:at least one solar panel;
a battery;
one or more appliances;
at least one contextual sensor; and
a controller connected to and between the at least one solar panel, the battery, and the one or more appliances, the controller being adapted to implement
a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm for the at least one solar panel, the MPPT algorithm being configured to maximize a power output of the at least one solar panel,
a battery charge algorithm that directs power from the at least one solar panel to maintain a charge of the battery at at least a defined charge threshold, and
a contextual power draw and charging algorithm that derives a contextual power indicator from the at least one contextual sensor and allows the battery to be drawn down beyond the defined charge threshold if the contextual power indicator indicates that sufficient power is or will be available from the at least one solar panel to recharge the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,193,373

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A wireless power reception device comprising:a planar resonator configured to be coupled with external magnetic fields and generate an induced current;
a first ferrite member mounted on a first side of the planar resonator and positioned in a lower portion of the planar resonator; and
a second ferrite member mounted on a second side of the planar resonator opposite to the first side and positioned in an upper portion of the planar resonator,
wherein the external magnetic fields pass through an aperture of the planar resonator substantially from one of the first side of the lower portion of the planar resonator and the second side of the upper portion of the planar resonator to the other of the first side of the lower portion of the planar resonator and the second side of the upper portion of the planar resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,193,371

CHARGING/DISCHARGING APPARATUS USING THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION EFFECT

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

1. A charging/discharging apparatus, comprising:a thermoelectric conversion module disposed between an upper cover and a lower cover of a wearable device, the thermoelectric conversion module generating a current according to a temperature difference between the upper cover and the lower cover;
a current path providing unit coupling with the thermoelectric conversion module for providing a first current path and a second current path;
a charging/discharging element coupling with the current path providing unit;
a third current path, wherein the charging/discharging element provides a first current to the thermoelectric conversion module through the third current path to heat up a temperature of the upper cover and cool down a temperature of the lower cover, wherein the first current flows through the thermoelectric conversion module according to a first direction;
a fourth current path, wherein the charging/discharging element provides a second current to the thermoelectric conversion module through the fourth current path to heat up a temperature of the lower cover and cool down a temperature of the upper cover, wherein the second current flows through the thermoelectric conversion module according to a second direction, wherein the first direction is opposite to the second direction; and
a switch disposed among the thermoelectric conversion module, the third current path, the forth current path and the current path providing unit, wherein the switch selects one of the third current path, the fourth current path and the current path providing unit to couple with the thermoelectric conversion module,
wherein, when a temperature of the lower cover is higher than a temperature of the upper cover, the current charges the charging/discharging element through the first current path, and
when a temperature of the upper cover is higher than a temperature of the lower cover, the current charges the charging/discharging element through the second current path.

US Pat. No. 10,193,370

MECHANICALLY CONTROLLED PRE-CHARGE SYSTEM

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system to pre-charge an electrical device having a capacitance, the system comprising:first, second, and third terminals mounted in a battery compartment of the electrical device; and
a mechanism configured to receive a battery and move the battery from an insertion position outside the battery compartment, through a range of pre-charging positions where the battery is partially inserted into the battery compartment, to an installed position where the battery is fully inserted into the battery compartment, wherein:
at the insertion position, the battery is not electrically connected to the first and second terminals;
within the range of pre-charging positions, a first battery terminal of the battery is electrically connected with the first terminal and a second battery terminal of the battery is electrically connected with the second terminal, the first terminal being electrically connected with a first charge path having a first nonzero resistivity; and
at the installed position, the first battery terminal is electrically connected with the third terminal and the second battery terminal is electrically connected with the second terminal, the third terminal being electrically connected with a second charge path having a second resistivity that is lower that the first resistivity.

US Pat. No. 10,193,367

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING VOLTAGES AND/OR POWERS AVAILABLE IN AN ELECTRICAL RECHARGING NETWORK

INSTITUT MINES TELECOM, ...

1. A method for determining voltages and/or power available in an electrical recharging network, said electrical network comprising at least one voltage generator and at least two dipoles, including at least one recharging terminal i corresponding, at a first instant t1, to a predetermined reference impedance zii,wherein, at at least one second instant t2, said method for determining implements at least one iteration of the following successive steps for at least said recharging terminal i:
estimating a changing of said reference impedance zii into a modified impedance z?ii,
updating a voltage of said recharging terminal i, said updating implementing a step of determining a modified inverted loop impedance matrix Zloop_M?1 as a function of a reference inverted loop impedance matrix Zloop_R?1 and at least as a function of an impedance difference between said modified impedance z?ii and said reference impedance zii, delivering a modified voltage U?i for said recharging terminal i, and
verifying and/or updating a value of power, called available power Pdisp_i, capable of being delivered by said recharging terminal i as a function of said modified voltage U?i, of a maximum power given by said voltage generator and/or of a threshold voltage of said electrical network delivering, in the event of updating, an updated value of available power.

US Pat. No. 10,193,365

CHARGING PACK WITH FLEXIBLE ATTACHMENT MEMBERS

Vitec Holdings Italia SRL...

1. A charging pack for an electronic device, said charging pack comprising:a main body, wherein said main body is rectangular, said main body having a front and a back;
a battery inside said main body adapted to deliver power to an electronic device; and
a flexible element, said flexible element attached to said body, said flexible element adapted to attach the charging pack to an electronic device, said flexible element comprising:
a central attachment portion affixed to said main body;
a first outer band portion adapted to capture a first corner of an electronic device, said first outer band portion comprising a first end and a second end, wherein said first outer band portion is coupled to said central attachment portion at said first end and said second end of said first band portion;
a second outer band portion adapted to capture a second corner of an electronic device, said second outer band portion comprising a first end and a second end, wherein said second outer band portion is coupled to said central attachment portion at said first end and said second end of said second band portion;
a third outer band portion adapted to capture a third corner of an electronic device, said third outer band portion comprising a first end and a second end, wherein said third outer band portion is coupled to said central attachment portion at said first end and said second end of said third band portion; and
a fourth outer band portion adapted to capture a fourth corner of an electronic device, said fourth outer band portion comprising a first end and a second end, wherein said fourth outer band portion is coupled to said central attachment portion at said first end and said second end of said fourth band portion;wherein said flexible element resides along the back of said main body while in a stowed configuration, and wherein said first, second, third, and fourth outer band portions of said flexible element are stretched over the corners of said rectangular main body while in a second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,193,362

TERMINAL STAND AND WIRELESS CHARGING DEVICE

1. A terminal support, comprising:a base with a placing surface used for placing a terminal;
a force generation module; and
a control module configured to control the force generation module to generate a force which acts on the terminal to change a relative position relationship between the terminal and the placing surface,
wherein the terminal support further comprises a detection module connected with the control module, and the detection module is configured to acquire a detection signal of a state parameter of the terminal or an instruction input by a user, and send the detection signal to the control module to make the control module control the force generation module according to the detection signal to generate a force on the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,361

BATTERY PROTECTION CIRCUIT AND METHOD

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A battery protection circuit within a battery pack, the battery protection circuit comprising:a current limiting switch provided on a current path of a battery and coupled to a current limiting control circuit to limit current output by the battery, the current limiting switch having a switch voltage contributing to a first voltage;
a control switch;
a power limiting circuit comparator having a reference voltage input to receive a reference voltage, a voltage input to receive the first voltage, and a control output coupled to the control switch, the power limiting circuit comparator configured to provide a control signal that opens the control switch when the first voltage exceeds the reference voltage to prevent the battery pack from generating excess heat, wherein the current limiting switch is a first current limiting switch, and wherein the control switch is a second current limiting switch provided on the current path of the battery and is coupled to a second current limiting control circuit to limit current output by the battery, the second current limiting switch having a second switch voltage contributing to the first voltage,
a first driving switch having a first driver control input coupled to the control output of the power limiting circuit comparator and a first driving output coupled to a first control input of the current limiting switch; and
a second driving switch having a second driver control input coupled to the control output of the power limiting circuit comparator and a second driving output coupled to a second control input of the second current limiting switch.

US Pat. No. 10,193,360

UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY RECEPTIVE TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF OUTPUT MODULES

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

1. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) comprising:an output module, to connect to a first battery set and a second battery set in the UPS, comprising an inverter and a conductor;
a charging circuit, connected directly to the first battery set, to change the first and second battery set using alternating current (AC) power; and
a slot, receptive to insertion of the output module, wherein installing the output module in the slot connects the first and second battery sets in parallel or connects the first and second battery sets in series via the conductor; and completes an electrical circuit between the charging circuit, the first battery set, and the second battery set such that based on the completion of the electrical circuit, the charging circuit indirectly charges the second battery set;
the inventor to convert direct current (DC) power from the first battery set and the second battery set based on the output module completing the electrical circuit with the charging circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,193,356

ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY ACCUMULATOR AND BALANCING METHOD

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for balancing a multiplicity of strings of electrochemical storage modules (10) connected in parallel with one another by means of at least one universal buck-boost (UniBB) module and connected by a loading contactor to a load and by a charging contactor to a charger, the method comprising:identifying (S100) a first state of charge (I) of a first storage module (M1) in a first string of the multiplicity of strings,
identifying (S200) a second state of charge (II) of a second storage module (M2) in a second string of the multiplicity of strings, wherein the second storage module (M2) is a UniBB module,
disconnecting the multiplicity of strings of electrochemical storage modules from the load and the charger, and
operating the first storage module (M1) as a voltage source while the second storage module (M2) is operated as a current source to balance the first state of charge (I) and the second state of charge (II),
wherein the electrochemical storage modules (M1, M2, Mn) further include
(a) electrochemical storage modules which are put into a blocking mode if they belong to strings (S0) not involved in balancing the multiplicity of strings of electrochemical storage modules (10),
(b) electrochemical storage modules which are put into a bypass mode if they belong to strings (S1, S3) involved in balancing the multiplicity of strings of electrochemical storage modules (10), or
both (a) and (b).

US Pat. No. 10,193,352

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS

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

1. A wireless power transmission apparatus comprising:a mounting member;
an upper transmission coil disposed on the mounting member; and
first and second terminals disposed in the mounting member,
wherein the upper transmission coil comprises:
an outer coil part connected to the first terminal and formed in one-turn with respect to a central axis between the first and second terminals;
a first inner coil part connected to the outer coil part and formed in a half-turn on a first side of the central axis;
a second inner coil part connected to the first inner coil part, formed in a half-turn on a second side of the central axis;
a third inner coil part connected to the second inner coil part, formed in a half-turn on the first side of the central axis; and
a fourth inner coil part connected to the third inner coil part and the second terminal, formed in a half-turn on the second side of the central axis,
wherein the one-turn of the outer coil includes a rectangular shape with rounded corners or a circular shape, and
wherein the half-turn of the first, second and third inner coil parts includes two rounded corners of a rectangular shape or one half or less of a circular shape.

US Pat. No. 10,193,350

POWER SUPPLYING DEVICE AND POWER RECEIVING DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A power supplying device, comprising:a controller configured to:
receive, from a first device of a plurality of devices, a first request to supply power through a direct-current bus line, wherein DC power flows through the direct-current bus line;
determine, based on the first request, whether the power supplying device is able to supply the power to the first device;
transmit a response to the first device based on the determination that the power supplying device is able to supply the power, wherein the response indicates the power supplying device as a candidate to supply the power;
determine one of a presence or an absence of a right to control the direct-current bus line, wherein the presence of the right to control the direct-current bus line indicates that a second device of the plurality of devices has the right to control the direct-current bus line;
acquire the right to control the direct-current bus line, based on the absence of the right to control;
notify the plurality of devices of the acquisition of the right to control the direct-current bus line; and
control the supply of the power through the direct-current bus line to the first device based on the acquired right to control the direct-current bus line.

US Pat. No. 10,193,349

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

NABTESCO CORPORATION, To...

1. A distribution system for use in an aircraft, comprising:a central distributor provided in the aircraft and operatively connected with a power generator of an aircraft for receiving power from the power generator;
a plurality of electrical devices situated in the aircraft for performing predetermined operations, respectively;
a distal distributor provided at a location which is away from the central distributor;
a first power source wire connecting the central distributor to the distal distributor for supplying the received power to the distal distributor; and
a plurality of second power source wires connecting the distal distributor to the plurality of electrical devices for distributing the supplied power to the plurality of electrical devices, respectively,
wherein the distal distributor includes a primary monitoring controller for monitoring an operational state of each of the plurality of electrical devices,
wherein each of the plurality of electrical devices includes an electric actuator, and the distal distributor is configured to be electrically connectable to each of the electric actuators,
wherein the primary monitoring controller is configured to diagnose the operational state of each of the electric actuators, and
wherein the primary monitoring controller includes a health monitoring portion configured to diagnose the operational state of each of the electric actuators by comparing a power amount supplied from the distal distributor to the electric actuator and a mechanical output amount of the electric actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,193,348

ARRANGEMENT AND INSTALLATION FOR TRANSMITTING ELECTRIC POWER WITH A RESERVE RECTIFIER

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. An arrangement, comprising:a first group of rectifiers having a DC voltage side connected to form a series circuit on the DC voltage side, and an AC voltage side to be connected to a first AC voltage network;
a plurality of switching devices;
a reserve rectifier having an AC voltage side and a DC voltage side, wherein, on occasion of a fault of one of said rectifiers of said first group of rectifiers, said AC voltage side of said reserve rectifier is to be electrically connected by way of a respective said switching device of said plurality of switching devices to the first AC voltage network and said DC voltage side of said reserve rectifier is to be connected to a first DC voltage line to form an augmented series circuit with said rectifiers of said first group of rectifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,193,346

INTERFACE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEM

Technology Research, LLC,...

1. An interface system for a renewable energy system, the interface system comprising:a plurality of micro-inverter boards, the micro-inverter boards each comprising:
a micro-inverter;
a DC power input configured for connecting the micro-inverter to a DC power source;
an AC power output configured for connecting the micro-inverter to a load and an external AC power grid; and
a controller for controlling AC power from the micro-inverter to be in phase with the external AC power grid; and
a switching matrix comprising:
a first switch, wherein the first switch is positioned between the load and the micro-inverters of the plurality of micro-inverter boards and also between the micro-inverters of the plurality of micro-inverter boards and the external AC power grid; and
a second switch, wherein the second switch is positioned between the external AC power grid and the micro-inverters of the plurality of micro-inverter boards and also between the external AC power grid and the load,
wherein the first switch and the second switch are each adjustable between an open position and a closed position, the micro-inverters of the plurality of micro-inverter boards being connected to the external AC power grid when the first switch and the second switch are in their respective closed positions, and the micro-inverters of the plurality of micro-inverter boards being disconnected from the external AC power grid when at least one of the first switch or the second switch is in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,193,343

METHOD FOR MANAGING POWER OF ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM CONNECTED WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY

Doosan Heavy Industries C...

1. A method for managing power of an energy storage system (ESS) connected to renewable energy, the ESS including an energy storage device connected to a power grid, a battery management system (BMS), a power conditioning system (PCS), and one or more renewable energy generation facilities producing electric energy from renewable energy, the method comprising the steps of:determining a predicted power consumption amount of a power load and a predicted power production amount of the renewable energy generation facility (S100);
storing type and characteristics information of the renewable energy generation facility (S200);
predicting power production of the renewable energy generation facility based on the stored type and characteristics information (S300);
determining a required discharge amount for the energy storage device (S400);
determining whether a power shortage amount is equal to or greater than a predetermined value depending on the required charge amount of the energy storage device (S500);
determining whether the energy storage device is fully charged with the power production from the renewable energy generation facility if the power shortage amount is smaller than the predetermined value (S600); and
controlling charging/discharging operation of the energy storage device according to a charge/discharge schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,193,342

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING POWER GENERATORS OF A SUBGRID WITHIN AN INTERCONNECTED GRID

1. A sub-grid controller for a sub-grid within an interconnected grid, the sub-grid controller comprising:a first controller configured to control power generators or loads of the sub-grid according to sensor-detected internal measured variables, sensor-detected external measured variables and external manipulated variables, or any combination thereof of the sub-grid, such that a dynamic behavior of the sub-grid with respect to neighboring sub-grids corresponds to a defined target behavior,
wherein the first controller is configured to calculate a control vector u for the power generators, the loads, and subnetworks from a vector y of the sensor detected internal measured variables and a vector v of the sensor-detected external measured variables and the external manipulated variables as follows:
u=K·y+L·v, where
K is an output feedback matrix, and
L is a feedforward matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,193,339

GRID INTEGRATED CONTROL APPARATUS, GRID CONTROL SYSTEM, GRID CONTROL APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND CONTROL METHOD

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A grid control system, comprising:a plurality of grids, wherein each of the plurality of grids includes at least one processor configured to execute machine-readable instructions to implement:
a power transmission and reception unit that transmits and receives power between a grid of the plurality of grids and one or more other grids of the plurality of grids through a power transmission line; and
a grid control unit that controls the power transmission and reception unit on the basis of a control instruction received from a grid integrated control apparatus connected through a communication line,
wherein at least one of the grids of the plurality of grids includes a distribution unit that distributes power to a consumer consuming power; and
the grid integrated control apparatus comprises at least one processor configured to execute machine-readable instructions to implement:
a supply and demand energy information receiver unit that receives, for each of the grids of the plurality of grids, supply and demand energy information indicating a difference between supply energy from the grid to the one or more other grids and supply energy to the grid from the one or more other grids;
a cost information receiver unit that receives cost information indicating a cost required for power transmission between the plurality of grids, the cost information including a wheeling charge per unit time required for power transmission through the power transmission line for each combination of a grid of the plurality of grids that supplies power and a grid of the plurality of grids that receives power, and a power loss caused by power transmission through the power transmission line for each combination of a grid of the plurality of grids that supplies power and a grid of the plurality of grids that receives power;
a grid control instruction generation unit that performs:
determining a combination of: the grid that supplies power; the grid that receives power; and a transmitted energy, on the basis of the supply and demand energy information received by the supply and demand energy information receiver unit and the cost information received by the cost information receiver unit;
generating the control instruction for controlling power transmission of each of the grids of the plurality of grids on the basis of the determined combination; and
transmitting the control instruction to each of the grids, the control instruction adjusting an amount of the power supplied by the grid that supplies power based on the determined combination;
wherein one or more of the grids includes a power storage unit configured to store energy; and
a range determination unit that sets a range of the stored energy by increasing and/or decreasing an upper limit and/or a lower limited of a range of the stored energy on the basis of the control instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,193,338

VOLTAGE TRIGGERED EDGE INSENSITIVE PROTECTION CIRCUIT

SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED, ...

1. A trigger circuit for controlling a current shunt in an integrated circuit, comprising:a comparison circuit configured to:
compare a monitored voltage to a reference voltage, wherein the monitored voltage is generated by a powered or non-powered electrode static discharge (ESD) or electrostatic overstress (EOS) event; and
output a signal indicating when the monitored voltage is equal to or greater than the reference voltage; and
a shunt circuit configured to shunt the current based on receiving the signal from the comparison circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,193,337

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

LAPIS Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:an internal circuit;
a power supply line;
a grounding line;
a voltage regulator configured to generate, based on a power supply voltage, an internal power supply voltage for operating said internal circuit to apply said internal power supply voltage to said internal circuit via said power supply line and said grounding line, said internal power supply voltage having a voltage value lower than a voltage value of said power supply voltage; and
a protection circuit having first to n-th transistors (“n” denotes an integer being 2 or more) of PNP type which are Darlington-connected with one another,
wherein
a collector terminal of each of said first to n-th transistors is connected to said grounding line, and
an emitter terminal of the first transistor within said first to n-th transistors is connected to said power supply line while a base terminal of the n-th transistor within said first to n-th transistors is connected to said grounding line.

US Pat. No. 10,193,336

ESD PROTECTION CIRCUIT, DIFFERENTIAL TRANSMISSION LINE, COMMON MODE FILTER CIRCUIT, ESD PROTECTION DEVICE, AND COMPOSITE DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An ESD protection circuit comprising:a first terminal and a second terminal defining a first balanced port;
a third terminal and a fourth terminal defining a second balanced port;
a first ESD protection circuit that includes a first Zener diode and is connected between a ground and a first node between the first terminal and the third terminal;
a second ESD protection circuit that includes a second Zener diode, is connected between the ground and a second node between the second terminal and the fourth terminal, and is symmetric with respect to the first ESD protection circuit;
a first coil provided in series between the first terminal and the first node;
a third coil that is cumulatively connected to the first coil and is provided in series between the third terminal and the first node;
a second coil provided in series between the second terminal and the second node; and
a fourth coil that is cumulatively connected to the second coil and is provided in series between the fourth terminal and the second node.

US Pat. No. 10,193,334

APPARATUSES AND METHOD FOR OVER-VOLTAGE EVENT PROTECTION

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a conductive path circuit configured to discharge current associated with an over-voltage event at an input node responsive to a voltage of the input node having a magnitude that exceeds a trigger voltage; and
a trigger circuit coupled to the conductive path circuit, the trigger circuit comprising:
a first transistor coupled to the conductive path circuit and configured to adjust the magnitude of the trigger voltage, wherein the trigger voltage is provided from a source of the first transistor, wherein the first transistor comprises a p-type field-effect transistor including a drain, wherein a doped region forming the drain of the first transistor is shared with the conductive path circuit; and
a lateral bipolar junction transistor merged with the first transistor and wherein the first transistor and the bipolar junction transistor share at least two doped regions.

US Pat. No. 10,193,333

ESD PROTECTION DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An electronic discharge protection device comprising:an insulating substrate;
a cavity provided in the insulating substrate;
at least one pair of discharge electrodes each including a portion exposed in the cavity, the exposed portions facing each other; and
external electrodes provided on a surface of the insulating substrate and connected to the at least one pair of discharge electrodes; wherein
a particulate supporting electrode material having conductivity is dispersed between the exposed portions; and
the particulate supporting electrode material includes a mixture of conductive materials with different sizes that are disposed in the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,193,332

ESD PROTECTION DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An ESD protection device comprising:a substrate;
first and second discharge electrodes provided on the substrate, the first and second discharge electrodes facing each other with a gap therebetween;
a high-dielectric-constant layer, directly or indirectly, coupling the first discharge electrode and the second discharge electrode, the high-dielectric-constant layer having a relative dielectric constant of 30 or more; and
a back electrode overlapping with the gap between the first and second discharge electrodes with part of the substrate therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,193,331

POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT AND METHOD OF CONTAINING ARC FAULTS IN POWER DISTRIBUTION UNITS

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A method of containing arc faults in a power distribution unit, the method comprising:in response to a bus bar temperature exceeding a bus bar temperature threshold, thermally opening a conductive element extending between an energizing coil of a contactor, a bus bar, and a controller configured to selectively open and close the contactor, the conductive element being electrically connected to the energizing coil of the contactor and the controller, the conductive element being electrically isolated from a power source electrically connected to the bus bar through the contactor, the conductive element being disposed on a surface of the bus bar and being electrically isolated from the bus bar.

US Pat. No. 10,193,330

SAFETY SYSTEM FOR MOTOR DRIVE

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. A control circuit, comprising:an input to receive a DC input signal;
a first DC to DC converter to convert the DC input signal to provide a first DC output signal;
a second DC to DC converter to convert the DC input signal to provide a second DC output signal;
a protection circuit, including:
a switch configured when a switch control signal is in a first state to connect the input to the first and second DC to DC converters, and configured when the switch control signal is in a different second state to disconnect the input from the first and second DC to DC converters, and
a protection control circuit, including a protection control circuit output to provide the switch control signal according to the DC input signal and a monitor signal; and
a monitor circuit, including a monitor circuit output to provide the monitor signal in one of a first state and a second state according to the first and second DC output signals.

US Pat. No. 10,193,327

SAFETY CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SYSTEM WITH PRECHARGING CIRCUIT, AND SYSTEM THEREOF

SCHNEIDER TOSHIBA INVERTE...

1. A safety control method for a system including a precharging circuit, the control method comprising:detecting if a number of times that the precharging circuit has reached an undervoltage condition reaches a threshold number of times;
calculating a duration between the precharging circuit reaching the undervoltage condition for a first time and the precharging circuit reaching the undervoltage condition for the threshold number of times;
issuing an error alarm and stopping operation of the system when the number of times reaches the threshold number of times and the duration is less than or equal to a threshold period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,193,326

NON-INTRUSIVE SHORT-CIRCUIT PROTECTION FOR POWER SUPPLY DEVICES

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A method of protecting a power source, having an output voltage, from a short circuit, the method comprising:providing to a first input of a voltage comparator, a power source voltage minus a voltage drop across a first, forward-biased, non-ideal diode carrying electric current from the power source to a load;
providing to a second input of the voltage comparator, the power source voltage minus a voltage drop across a second, forward-biased, non-ideal diode, which is also coupled to the power source and which carries a reference current, to a second input of the voltage comparator; and
providing a control voltage signal, which is output from the voltage comparator, to a switching device located between the power source and the first forward-biased non-ideal diode, the control voltage signal and switching device being selected and configured to disconnect the power source when a power supply voltage drop across the first forward-biased, non-ideal diode exceeds a predetermined threshold relative to a power supply voltage drop across the second forward-biased, non-ideal diode.

US Pat. No. 10,193,325

CONTROLLED POWER-UP SCHEME FOR AN ELECTRONIC TRIP UNIT, AND CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER EMPLOYING SAME

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A power supply circuit for a trip unit of a circuit interrupter, comprising:a current transformer structured to provide power based on a primary current flowing through the circuit interrupter;
a startup circuit coupled to the current transformer, wherein the startup circuit includes a burden impedance, and wherein the startup circuit is structured to: (i) burden the current transformer using the burden impedance, (ii) monitor a level of the power available from the current transformer, (iii) prevent the trip unit from starting up responsive to the level being below a predetermined value, and (iv) remove the burden and cause the trip unit to be started up responsive to the level being above the predetermined value; and
a DC/DC converter coupled to an output of the startup circuit, wherein the DC/DC converter is structured to provide a power signal to the trip unit responsive to the level being above the predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,193,320

INTEGRAL TERMINAL COMPARTMENT WITH DEPLOYABLE TERMINAL BLOCK

Pelco Products, Inc., Ed...

1. A terminal compartment for supporting a terminal block inside an internal space of a utility pole, the utility pole having a hand hole for accessing the internal space, the compartment comprising:a frame mountable in the hand hole of the utility pole and defining an access opening and an enclosure; and
a terminal block support movably mounted in the enclosure of the frame for movement between an operating position and a deployed position, wherein in the operating position a terminal block fixed to the terminal block support is contained entirely inside the internal space of the utility pole, and wherein in the deployed position a terminal block fixed to the terminal block support will extend through the access opening at least partially outside the pole.

US Pat. No. 10,193,319

ASYMMETRIC AEOLIAN VIBRATION DAMPER

Central Michigan Universi...

1. A vibration damper comprising:a clamp assembly to mount the vibration damper to a line;
a first messenger cable extending in a first direction from the clamp assembly and having an end affixed to a first primary weight to dampen vibrations through flexion of the first messenger cable and oscillation of the first primary weight with respect to the clamp assembly;
a second messenger cable extending in a second direction opposite the first direction from the clamp assembly and having an end affixed to a second primary weight to dampen vibrations through flexion of the second messenger cable and oscillation of the second primary weight with respect to the clamp assembly;
a first beam extending from the first primary weight and having an end affixed to a first secondary weight to dampen vibrations through flexion of the first beam and oscillation of the first secondary weight with respect to the first primary weight;
a second beam extending from the first primary weight and having an end affixed to a second secondary weight to dampen vibrations through flexion of the second beam and oscillation of the second secondary weight with respect to the first primary weight;
a third beam extending from the second primary weight and having an end affixed to a third secondary weight to dampen vibrations through flexion of the third beam and oscillation of the third secondary weight with respect to the second primary weight; and
a fourth beam extending from the second primary weight and having an end affixed to a fourth secondary weight to dampen vibrations through flexion of the fourth beam and oscillation of the fourth secondary weight with respect to the second primary weight;
wherein each of the first, second, third, and fourth beams includes a vertically-facing surface having a relatively large surface area and a horizontally-facing surface having a relatively small surface area such that an area moment of inertia of each beam is larger about an axis perpendicular to the vertically-facing surface than about an axis perpendicular to the horizontally-facing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,193,318

EFFICIENT INSTALLATION ELECTRICAL HARDWARE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

1. A wiring device installation system, comprising:a hole cutter having
a handle; and
cutting edges positionable on an exterior surface of a wall, the cutting edges being dimensioned and arranged to cut a hole through the wall upon delivery of an impact force through the handle;
an electrical box assembly securable to a building structure,
wherein the electrical box assembly includes a first plurality of terminals and is dimensioned and arranged for coupling to the building structure before or after delivery of the impact force, and
wherein the hole cutter is operable, prior to or after securing of the electrical box assembly to the building structure, to cut a hole in a wall secured to the building structure; and
at least one of
a bracket insertable through a hole cut by the hole cutter, the bracket being securable to the building structure and adapted to receive and retain the electrical box assembly behind the wall in alignment with the hole cut by the hole cutter to thereby secure the electrical box assembly to the building structure;
an electrical device comprising a second plurality of terminals, wherein the first and second plurality of terminals are electrical terminals configured for complementary mating engagement upon insertion of the electrical device through a hole cut by the hole cutter to thereby establish an electrical connection between the electrical box assembly and the electrical device; and/or
a magnet block dimensioned and arranged for insertion into the electrical box assembly prior to operation of the hole cutter to create a hole aligned therewith, the magnetic block defining a third plurality of terminals configured for complementary mating engagement with the first plurality of terminals to thereby removably hold the magnetic block completely within the electrical box while a magnetic template is used to create a hole pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,193,317

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND SWITCHING ASSEMBLY THEREFOR

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A switching assembly comprising: an enclosure member; a backpan coupled to said enclosure member; an electrical switching apparatus coupled to said enclosure member; an electrical receptacle electrically connected to said electrical switching apparatus; and a bussing assembly comprising a number of stabs, said electrical switching apparatus being coupled to at least one of said number of stabs by a plug-on connection-; and a first door member and a second door member each pivotably connected to said enclosure member, said first door member overlaying said electrical switching apparatus in order to provide access thereto, said second door member overlaying said electrical receptacle in order to provide access thereto, said first door member having a first center point structured to open in a first plane, said second door member having a second center point structured to open in a second plane substantially coplanar with the first plane, wherein said enclosure member, said backpan, said electrical switching apparatus, and said electrical receptacle are structured so as to form a self-contained sub-assembly; wherein said backpan comprises a mounting surface disposed in a third plane; wherein said electrical receptacle comprises an interface surface disposed in a fourth plane; and wherein the fourth plane is disposed at an angle of between 30 degrees and 60 degrees with respect to the third plane.

US Pat. No. 10,193,315

CORRUGATED TUBE ASSEMBLY FOR RECEIVING LINES, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A CORRUGATED TUBE ASSEMBLY

1. A corrugated tube assembly for receiving lines, wiring harnesses or the like, comprising an inner and an outer respectively flexible corrugated tube made from plastic with circumferential corrugations and within each case one longitudinal slot, it being possible for the outer corrugated tube to be plugged onto the inner corrugated tube with mutual radial engagement of the corrugations of the two corrugated tubes, a longitudinal bar which is configured on the inner corrugated tube protruding radially into the longitudinal slot of the outer corrugated tube in a plugged-on state and covering said longitudinal slot, which longitudinal bar is provided with corrugations of identical shape and pitch to those on the outer corrugated tube, and an external diameter of which corresponds to that of the corrugations on the outer corrugated tube, characterized in that radial end cross sections of all corrugations are completely closed by way of coverings that are formed integrally with the corrugations on a first and a second side edge of the longitudinal slot of the outer corrugated tube and a third and a fourth side edge of the longitudinal bar on the inner corrugated tube and a fifth and a sixth side edge on longitudinal sides of a remaining cross section of the inner corrugated tube which runs on both sides of said longitudinal bar, the longitudinal bar of the inner corrugated tube is connected on both longitudinal sides to the remaining cross section of the inner corrugated tube in each case via a depression which is V-shaped as seen in a radial cross section and runs radially as far as an internal diameter of the corrugations of the inner corrugated tube, each V-shaped depression being defined between the third and the fifth edge and the fourth and the sixth edge, respectively, and in that, in a plugged-together state of the two corrugated tubes, each side edge of the longitudinal slot of the outer corrugated tube protrudes into each V-shaped depression on a respective facing longitudinal side of the longitudinal bar of the inner corrugated tube.

US Pat. No. 10,193,311

SPARK PLUG

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A spark plug comprising:an insulator comprising an alumina-based sintered body containing an alumina crystal, wherein
the alumina-based sintered body includes 92 mass % to 96 mass % of Al in terms of an oxide, and at least three elements selected from Group II elements in the periodic table based on IUPAC Recommendations 1990, one of the at least three elements being 1.90 mass % or more of Ba in terms of an oxide,
the alumina-based sintered body includes the following phases in a grain boundary phase present between grains of the alumina crystal;
a first crystal phase containing Si and at least one of the Group II elements, and
a second crystal phase containing Al and at least one of the Group II elements, with the proviso that a crystal phase containing Si and a crystal phase containing Mg as a sole Group II element are excluded from the second crystal phase, and
in an X-ray diffraction of the alumina-based sintered body, the maximum relative intensity of the first crystal phase and the maximum relative intensity of the second crystal phase are both 2 or above relative to the maximum diffraction intensity of the alumina crystal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,295

FIBER LASER FIBER PACKAGING AND THERMAL MANAGEMENT

nLIGHT, Inc., Vancouver,...

1. A fiber laser system, comprising:a main body, wherein the main body includes one or more fiber laser system components;
a first wall hingedly attached to the main body along a first edge, the first wall having a first wall open position and a first wall closed position; and
a plurality of feed fiber management and splicing components mounted to the first wall;
wherein the plurality of feed fiber management and splicing components includes a feed fiber splice block removably mounted to an interior surface of the first wall;
wherein the plurality of feed fiber management and splicing components includes a first set of feed fiber guide members and a second set of feed fiber guide members mounted to the interior of the first wall on opposing sides of the feed fiber splice block;
wherein the first and second sets of feed fiber guide members are each mounted in a curved layout corresponding to a feed fiber path on opposing sides of the feed fiber splice block.

US Pat. No. 10,193,294

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a base member;
a laser element mounted on or above the base member;
a retaining member having a light reflective inner wall defining a through hole, the retaining member having a first surface on a laser element side and a second surface not on the laser element side;
a fluorescent member fixed to the through hole and disposed on an optical path of laser light emitted by the laser element; and
a first fixing member and a second fixing member clamping the retaining member, the first fixing member having a first contact surface in contact with the first surface of the retaining member, the second fixing member having a second contact surface in contact with the second surface of the retaining member, the first contact surface and the second contact surface being disposed in such a manner that a distance between the first contact surface and the second contact surface becomes smaller as the first contact surface and the second contact surface become farther from the through hole,
wherein the retaining member, the first fixing member and the second fixing member are arranged in such a manner that a space surrounded by the retaining member, the first fixing member, and the second fixing member exists around the retaining member.

US Pat. No. 10,193,288

SNAP BUTTON FASTENER PROVIDING ELECTRICAL CONNECTION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A fastener element to provide electrical connection comprising:a mechanical part including either a stud portion or a socket portion; and
a separate electrical connector, wherein the electrical connector is located at least in part within the stud portion or the socket portion of the mechanical part, and wherein a first electrical connector is insulated from the stud portion or the socket portion, the first electrical connector being one of an electrical pin or an electrical receptacle;
wherein the fastener element is operable to be removeably interlocked with a second fastener element, the second fastener element including the other of a stud portion or socket portion, and including the other of an electrical pin or an electrical receptacle and when the fastener element is interlocked with the second fastener element the electrical pin for the stud portion is disposed within the stud portion and connects with the electrical receptacle for the socket portion inside the stud portion; and
wherein the electrical connector of the fastener element is to provide an electrical connection with the second fastener element upon the mechanical part of the fastener element being interlocked with the second fastener element, and wherein the electrical connection is broken upon the first mechanical part of the fastener element being separated from the second fastener element.

US Pat. No. 10,193,287

CONNECTING ADAPTER FOR A CONNECTING TERMINAL ASSEMBLY

Phoenix Contact GmbH Co. ...

1. A connecting adapter configured to connect to a connecting terminal assembly, wherein the connecting terminal assembly comprises a plurality of electrical connecting terminals, the connecting adapter comprising:a first printed circuit board comprising a first comb-type conducting structure comprising a plurality of comb teeth, wherein each comb tooth comprises a first electrical contact surface;
a second printed circuit board comprising a second comb-type conducting structure comprising a plurality of comb teeth, wherein each comb tooth comprises a second electrical contact surface;
an electrical plug connector interface configured to receive a plug connector, wherein the electrical plug connector interface comprises electrical terminals electrically connected to the first electrical contact surfaces of the comb teeth, and wherein the electrical plug connector interface is arranged on the first printed circuit board;
a first electrical signal transmission interface formed in or on the first printed circuit board, wherein the first electrical signal transmission interface is electrically connected to the electrical plug connector interface; and
a second electrical signal transmission interface formed in or on the second printed circuit board, wherein the second signal transmission interface is electrically connected to the first electrical signal transmission interface of the first printed circuit board and to the second electrical contact surfaces of the comb teeth of the second printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,193,285

ELECTRICAL OUTLET HAVING MOVABLE POWER MODULE

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. An electrical outlet structured to be electrically connected with a line conductor and a neutral conductor of an AC power source, the electrical outlet comprising:a base;
an electrical apparatus situated on the base;
the electrical apparatus comprising a power module situated on the base;
the power module having a plurality of electrical devices disposed thereon, at least a first electrical device of the plurality of electrical devices being an electrical output device that is structured to output electrical power;
the power module having an exterior surface, the exterior surface comprising a plurality of surface portions, each surface portion of at least some of the plurality of surface portions having at least a portion of at least a first electrical device of the plurality of electrical devices being situated adjacent thereto;
the power module being movable among a plurality of positions with respect to the base;
in each position of at least a plural quantity of the plurality of positions, a surface portion of the plurality of surface portions facing away from the base and the at least first electrical device situated adjacent the surface portion being electrically operable; and
wherein the at least first electrical device comprises at, least one of a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector and a wireless charging apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,193,280

CONNECTOR WITH BI-DIRECTIONAL LATCH

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

1. A connector with a bi-directional latching mechanism, comprising:a housing;
a plurality of terminals supported by the housing, the terminals including tail portions and contact portions for contacting opposing terminals of an opposing, mating connector, the terminal contact portions being disposed proximate to a mating end of the housing;
a shroud formed of a conductive material supported by the housing, the shroud enclosing the terminal contact portions and providing a conductive surface for mating with a shield of the opposing, mating connector; and
two latching members supported by the connector housing, each of the latching members including a base that is fixed in place with respect to the housing and a free end extending lengthwise from the base in a cantilevered fashion, the base and the free end being interconnected by an intervening body portion, wherein the latching members each include an actuating tab that extends vertically into contact with an actuation member of the housing such that translation of the actuation member causes the free ends to deflect vertically.

US Pat. No. 10,193,278

EXCHANGEABLE MODULE FOR A COMPUTER SYSTEM AS WELL AS COMPUTER SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. Exchangeable module for a computer system, comprising:a module body, which can be secured at a predetermined installation position inside the computer system,
a cable connection leading to the outside from the module body, at the end of which connection is arranged a plug connector, so that the module can be electrically coupled with another component of the computer system, and
a safety device, by means of which the plug connector is mechanically connected to the module body,
wherein the safety device is configured such that when a pulling force is applied to the module body, the cable connection is not subject to the pulling force.

US Pat. No. 10,193,277

PULL-TABS FOR DISENGAGING A CABLE ASSEMBLY FROM A RECEPTACLE

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A cable assembly comprising:a cable;
a cable connector attached to one end of the cable, wherein the cable connector comprises latching features to couple the cable connector to a receptacle;
a sleeve enclosed around at least a portion the cable;
pull-tabs disposed along a perimeter of a first end of the sleeve, wherein at least one of the pull-tabs is accessible to actuate the latching features when the cable connector is to disengage from the receptacle; and
attachment features to couple the sleeve to the latching features, wherein the sleeve comprises a meshed design that is configured to transfer a pull force from at least one of the pull-tabs, when the at least one of the pull-tabs is pulled, to the attachment features such that the attachment features actuate the latching features.

US Pat. No. 10,193,271

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING METALLIC OUTER COVER EQUIPPED WITH TRANSVERSELY LINKED MOUNTING EARS AND SEALING ELEMENT SECURED UPON FRONT END REGION

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing having a base portion and a tongue portion;
a plurality of contacts affixed to the insulative housing and exposed to the tongue portion;
an outer cover enclosing the insulative housing, the outer cover having a plurality of peripheral grooves open at a front face thereof; and
a sealing element having a plurality of protrusions secured to the plurality of grooves, wherein said contacts are assembled within the insulative housing to commonly form a contact module enclosed in the outer cover, wherein said outer cover is metallic, wherein said outer cover includes a tubular main portion and a pair of side arms unitarily extending outwardly from the tubular main portion in a transverse direction, wherein each of said side arms including a mounting ear linked to the tubular main portion via a connecting portion in the transverse direction.

US Pat. No. 10,193,263

CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:a housing provided with a terminal chamber;
a terminal including a terminal-connecting portion and a wire-connecting portion, the terminal-connecting portion accommodated in the terminal chamber and configured to connect with an opponent terminal, the wire-connecting portion configured to connect with an end of an electric wire drawn out from the housing to an outside of the housing;
a locking lance flexibly provided in the terminal chamber, the locking lance including a locking portion on a free end side of the locking lance, the locking portion configured to lock the terminal-connecting portion;
a plate portion provided in the terminal-connecting portion, and arranged facing the locking lance;
a hole portion formed in the plate portion, configured to receive the locking portion thereinto;
an engagement surface provided at an edge of the hole portion facing against an insertion direction of the terminal to the terminal chamber, the engagement surface configured to be engaged with the locking portion in a detachment direction of the terminal from the terminal chamber;
a pair of chamfered portions provided at edges of the hole portion on both sides of the engagement surface, the chamfered portions inclined toward an inside of the hole portion; and
a pair of supplemental engagement surfaces provided at parts of the engagement surface where the pair of chamfered portions is located, the supplemental engagement surfaces configured to be engaged with the locking portion in the detachment direction of the terminal from the terminal chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,193,258

TWO PIECE CLEAN BODY FEMALE ELECTRIC TERMINAL

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A female electrical terminal comprising:a contact piece including contact arms that extend from a contact base on opposite sides of a terminal axis in an insertion direction to respective arm ends, the contact piece also including at least one contact latch; and
a spring piece including spring arms that extend from a spring base on opposite sides of the terminal axis and bias the contact arms toward the terminal axis, the spring piece also including at least one engagement tab that extends from the spring base and includes a spring latch that is engaged with the contact latch to prevent movement of the spring piece relative to the contact piece in the insertion direction, wherein either:
(1) the engagement tab is cantilevered from the spring base; or
(2) the contact latch extends from the contact base away from the terminal axis, and the spring latch is an opening in the engagement tab.

US Pat. No. 10,193,257

CONNECTION TERMINAL

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connection terminal comprising:a terminal main body that is made of a conductive material and has a female connector provided with a columnar internal space into which a male connector of a counter male terminal is inserted and a wire connector to which a conducting part of a wire is electrically connected; and
a contact member that is made of a conductive material, is accommodated into the internal space along a part in a circumferential direction of an inner circumferential face of the female connector and is electrically connected to the female connector, and is electrically connected to the male connector inserted into the internal space from an opening serving as a male terminal insertion port of the female connector,
wherein the contact member is formed along the part in the circumferential direction of the inner circumferential face of the female connector and includes at least one first locked part and at least one second locked part adjacent to each other and being extended at an edge of the contact member, and
the female connector includes a first locking part that is arranged at an edge thereof and on a side of the female connector in an insertion direction of the male connector into the internal space relative and adjacent to the first locked part of the contact member after completion of being accommodated into the internal space and that locks movement of the first locked part to the side in the insertion direction in order to maintain an accommodated state of the contact member in the internal space, and a second locking part that is arranged at an edge and on a side of the female connector in a removal direction of the male connector opposite to the insertion direction relative and adjacent to the second locked part of the contact member after the completion of being accommodated and that locks movement of the second locked part to the side in the removal direction in order to maintain the accommodated state of the contact member in the internal space.

US Pat. No. 10,193,255

PLUG CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR SET

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A plug connector to be fitted in an opening of a receptacle connector,the plug connector comprising:
a plug housing having a lower exterior surface; and
a plurality of plug terminals stored in the plug housing,
the receptacle connector having a receptacle terminal,
the plug connector being connected to a cable having a sheet shape and including a cable terminal, so that electrical connection is established between the receptacle terminal and the cable terminal, wherein
each of the plug terminals has a contact section and a connection section, the connection section extending toward the lower exterior surface of the plug housing,
the contact section is contactable with the receptacle terminal,
the connection section is connectable to the cable terminal,
the connection section is disposed such that the connection section is exposed from the plug housing in a state in which the plug connector is fitted in the receptacle connector,
the plug housing has a recessed section provided on the lower exterior surface of the plug housing,
the recessed section is configured to store a coupling region of the cable on which the cable terminal is formed, and
when the plug connector is inserted into the opening of the receptacle connector, the coupling region of the cable is sandwiched between the recessed section of the plug connector and an inner surface of the receptacle connector defining the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,193,254

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics Japan G....

1. A connector assembly comprising:a first connector having a housing, and a plurality of separate lock springs, wherein each lock spring is formed of a single wire of material with a circular cross section and has a pair of arms extending parallel to a planar side of the housing with one of the lock springs arranged at one end portion of the housing and another of the lock springs arranged at another end portion of the housing, and
a plurality of reinforcement fittings, each reinforcement fitting covering one of the lock springs and including a cutout to expose a portion of the arms; and
a second connector having a catch to engage the lock spring by flexing the pair of arms toward each other.

US Pat. No. 10,193,251

NEXT GENERATION FORM FACTOR (NGFF) CARRIER

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) carrier comprising:a frame comprising a flat component perpendicularly connected to two flat side components that each comprise a higher portion raised higher than a lower portion in relation to the flat component, the frame being to receive an NGFF module between the two flat side components;
the bar rotatably connected to the higher portions of the two flat side components such that the bar is rotatable between a first position in which it is located on a first side of the higher portions and a second position in which it is located on a second side of the higher portions, wherein the NGFF module is insertable in the frame when the bar is rotated to the first position and wherein the bar rests against the lower portions of the two flat side components in the first position and the second position; and
a number of holes along an interior of the flat component to receive a fastener that is to secure the NGFF module in the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,193,248

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RETAINING MEMORY MODULES

Crystal Group, Inc., Hia...

1. A system for reducing inadvertent disconnection of memory modules during operation in harsh environments comprising:a plurality of disconnection protected systems arranged in a parallel array; wherein each of said plurality of disconnection protected systems comprises:
a DIMM connector 120;
a DIMM memory module 110, having a memory module top edge 108;
a retention clip 200 having:
a retention clip central portion 208, having a retention clip first end 202 and retention clip second end 204;
a retention clip first angled portion 212 and retention clip second angled portion 214 disposed on opposing ends of said retention clip central portion 208;
a retention clip first latch engaging end 222 and a retention clip second latch engaging end 224 disposed on said retention clip first angled portion 212 and retention clip second angled portion 214, respectively;
said retention clip central portion 208 having a retention clip central portion top side 209 and a retention clip central portion bottom side 207, which has a retention clip bottom side top edge receiving groove 203 disposed therein, which is configured to receive therein said memory module top edge 108;
a plurality of retention clip first face bumper spacers 206;
a plurality of retention clip second face bumper spacers 205;
a retention clip first latch engaging tab 232 disposed on an interior side of said retention clip first latch engaging end 222;
a retention clip second latch engaging tab 234 disposed on an interior side said retention clip second latch engaging end 224 facing said retention clip first latch engaging tab 232; and
wherein said array is spatially configured such that each retention clip 200 in said plurality of disconnection protected systems has at least one of said plurality of retention clip first face bumper spacers 206 and said plurality of retention clip second face bumper spacers 205 thereon in contact with one of said plurality of retention clip first face bumper spacers 206 and said plurality of retention clip second face bumper spacers 205 of another retention clip 200 of said plurality of disconnection protection systems.

US Pat. No. 10,193,243

HIGH VOLTAGE POWER CABLE JOINT DEVICE AND A POWER CABLE COMPRISING THE SAME

NKT HV Cables GmbH, Bade...

1. A high voltage power cable joint device comprising:an elongated conductive connector having a first end face and a second end face opposite to the first end face,
a field controlling body having a first semiconducting layer arranged circumferentially around the entire connector, and extending beyond the first end face and the second end face,
wherein the first end face is provided with a first bore section and the second end face is provided with a second bore section, which first bore section and second bore section extend parallel with and are arranged offset from the central axis of the connector,
wherein in a cross-section the connector has an outer surface which has a first outer surface portion that defines the curved portion of a first 120 degree elliptical sector centred at the centre of the first bore section, and which surrounds a perimeter portion of the first bore section, on which perimeter portion each point is radially, with respect to the centre of the first bore section, closer to the curved portion than any perimeter point of the first bore section outside the first 120 degree elliptical sector is to the outer surface,
and wherein in a cross-section of the connector, the outer surface has a second outer surface portion that defines the curved portion of a second 120 degree elliptical sector centred at the centre of the second bore section, and which surrounds a perimeter portion of the second bore section, on which perimeter portion each point is radially, with respect to the centre of the second bore section, closer to the curved portion than any perimeter point of the second bore section outside the second 120 degree elliptical sector is to the outer surface,
wherein a straight first through-opening extends from the first outer surface portion to the first bore section,
wherein a straight second through-opening is axially displaced from the first through-opening and extends from the second outer surface portion to the second bore section,
a first fastener arranged to be received by the first through-opening and arranged to extend into the first bore section, and
a second fastener arranged to be received by the second through-opening and arranged to extend into the second bore section.

US Pat. No. 10,193,231

DUAL-FREQUENCY PATCH ANTENNAS

Trimble Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A dual-frequency patch antenna comprising:a first conductive element configured to receive global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signals at a first frequency band;
a first dielectric material coupled to a backside of the first conductive element;
a second conductive element coupled to a backside of the first dielectric material, the second conductive element configured to receive GNSS signals at a second frequency band, wherein the second conductive element has a topside with an area at least as large as a topside of the first conductive element;
a second dielectric material coupled to a backside of the second conductive element, wherein edges of the first conductive element and the first dielectric material are rotated by between about 30° to 60° relative to edges of the second conductive element and the second dielectric material;
a ground plane coupled to a backside of the second dielectric material;
a third dielectric material coupled to a backside of the ground plane;
a routing and placement layer with circuitry coupled to a backside of the third dielectric material, the circuitry electrically coupled to at least one of the first conductive element or the second conductive element; and
a digital cable coupled to the circuitry via the routing and placement layer, wherein the circuitry is configured to:
provide frequency selection, down conversion, and digitization of the GNSS signals at the first frequency band and the GNSS signals at the second frequency band; and
output digitized baseband signals, wherein the digital cable is configured to provide the digitized baseband signals to a soft GNSS receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,193,221

REFLECTOR ANTENNA AND REFLECTOR ANTENNA FEED

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A reflector antenna feed comprising:a transmit antenna array, wherein the transmit antenna array comprises a plurality of transmit antenna units including a first transmit antenna unit;
a receive antenna array, wherein the receive antenna array comprises a plurality of receive antenna units including a first receive antenna unit, wherein the first receive antenna unit is adjacent to the first transmit antenna unit, and wherein a phase center of the transmit antenna array coincides with a phase center of the receive antenna array; and
a first coupling unit disposed between the first transmit antenna unit and the first receive antenna unit, wherein the first coupling unit is configured to reduce interference caused by the transmit antenna array to the receive antenna array,
wherein the first transmit antenna unit is a square waveguide, a circular waveguide, a rectangular waveguide, or a horn antenna based on a square waveguide, a circular waveguide, or a rectangular waveguide,
wherein the first receive antenna unit is a square waveguide, a circular waveguide, a rectangular waveguide, or a horn antenna based on a square waveguide, a circular waveguide, or a rectangular waveguide; and
wherein a hole having a metal inner wall is disposed on an adjacent surface between the first transmit antenna unit and the first receive antenna unit, wherein an inner conductor is disposed in a center of the hole having the metal inner wall, wherein a dielectric is disposed between the inner conductor and the hole having a metal inner wall, wherein the inner conductor separately extends into the first transmit antenna unit and the first receive antenna unit,
wherein the hole having the metal inner wall, the inner conductor, and the dielectric form the first coupling unit, and
wherein the hole is configured to couple a signal transmitted by the first transmit antenna unit into the first receive antenna unit.

US Pat. No. 10,193,217

ANATOMICALLY COMPLIANT ANTENNA FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE

NeuroPace, Inc., Mountai...

1. An implantable medical device configured to be implanted in a patient, comprising:a housing configured for placement in a hole formed in a cranium of the patient; and
an antenna positioned relative to the housing such that: 1) a side edge of the antenna is adjacent to and extends substantially parallel to and along an edge of the housing, and 2) upon placement of the housing in the hole, the antenna is positioned outside of the hole, adjacent a surface of the cranium,
wherein the antenna is configured so that at implant of the implantable medical device in the patient, the antenna is capable of being bent to conform to an anatomical contour of the patient and, upon being bent, is capable of retaining a bent shape.

US Pat. No. 10,193,214

NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION ON A SEAMLESS METAL BAND AND METAL BACKED DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A device comprising:a housing including a one-piece metal back coupled to an external component casing, the housing utilized to enclose components of the device, the external component casing configured to include a keep-out area that is covered by a different material from the one-piece metal back to reduce electrical interference for components within the keep out area;
a seamless metal band that extends from the one piece metal back into the keep-out area, the seamless metal band and the one-piece metal back being a seamless structure manufactured as a single metal piece, without any breaks, and are a single conducting unit, the seamless metal band being positioned in the keep-out area of the component casing, the seamless metal band being an antenna coil adapted to function as a dual-band antenna;
a second coil, separate from the antenna coil, the second coil operable as at least one of a near field communication coil and a wireless power transmission coil;
at least one diplexing component coupled to both the second coil and to the antenna coil of the dual-band antenna; and
a transceiver circuit communicatively coupled to the dual-band antenna; and
wherein the second coil is adapted to provide a secondary device function contemporaneously with a wireless communication function of the dual band antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,193,205

DIELECTRIC RESONATOR, DIELECTRIC FILTER USING DIELECTRIC RESONATOR, TRANSCEIVER, AND BASE STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A dielectric resonator, comprising:a body made of a solid-state dielectric material, wherein an indentation is disposed at a first surface of the body opposite a second surface of the body, wherein the indentation is associated with a resonant frequency of the dielectric resonator, and wherein the body has one or more joint faces disposed between the first surface and the second surface, wherein a portion of a joint face of the one or more joint faces forms a portion of a spacing, wherein the spacing is a curved indentation in a side of the body extending from the first surface to the second surface; and
a conducting layer covering the first surface of the body and extending contiguously to cover a portion of a surface of the indentation and the one or more joint faces, wherein a coverage area, by the conducting layer, of the surface of the indentation is associated with the resonant frequency of the dielectric resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,193,198

CELL MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A battery management device comprising:an SOC estimation unit for estimating a State of Charge (SOC) of a lithium ion secondary battery;
a storage unit for retaining reference data for determining whether lithium is deposited in the lithium ion secondary battery; and
a lithium deposition determination unit for comparing a differential coefficient of a battery voltage with respect to an estimated SOC by the SOC estimation unit, with a differential coefficient of a battery voltage with respect to a reference SOC read from the storage unit, and for determining that lithium is deposited in the lithium ion secondary battery when a difference is observed between the differential coefficients.

US Pat. No. 10,193,194

BATTERY ASSEMBLY CONTROLLER WHICH MONITORS VOLTAGES OF SECONDARY BATTERIES

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A battery assembly controller controlling terminal voltages of a plurality of series-connected secondary batteries to be equal, the controller comprising:a discharge circuit selectively reducing the terminal voltages of the secondary batteries; and
a monitoring circuit directly connected to positive and negative electrodes of the secondary batteries to monitor the terminal voltages of the secondary batteries, wherein
the discharge circuit includes:
a plurality of switches, each being connected to positive and negative electrodes of associated one of the secondary batteries, and
a control circuit controlling not to turn on odd-numbered and even-numbered switches simultaneously, where the switches are sequentially numbered as 1, 2, 3, . . . , from a high-potential side,
each of the switches is a MOS transistor, and
the discharge circuit further includes:
a plurality of resistors, each being connected between a gate and a source of one of the MOS transistors,
a plurality of current supplies, and
a plurality of other switches, each being connected between the gate of one of the MOS transistors and associated one of the current supplies.

US Pat. No. 10,193,164

FLOW FIELDS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

Hydrogenics Corporation, ...

1. A set of flow field plates for an electrochemical cell comprising,a first flow field plate having a flow field wherein 50% or more of the area of the flow field of the first flow field plate is defined by a plurality of elongate ridges, and
a second flow field plate having a flow field wherein 50% or more of the area of the flow field of the second flow filed plate is defined by a plurality of discontinuous lines of short ridges, wherein the short ridges are less than 10 times as long as an average gap between successive elongate ridges, the gap measured perpendicular to the elongate ridges.

US Pat. No. 10,193,161

ANODE FOR SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTROLYTE LAYER-ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY FOR FUEL CELL

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A method for producing an anode for a solid oxide fuel cell, the method comprising:a first step of shaping a mixture that contains a perovskite oxide having proton conductivity and a nickel compound; and
a second step of firing a shaped product, which has been obtained in the first step, in an atmosphere containing 50% by volume or more of oxygen at 1100° C. to 1350° C. so as to generate an anode.

US Pat. No. 10,193,155

MANUFACTURING CATHODE MATERIAL, CATHODE, AND LITHIUM ION BATTERY

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. A cathode material including a cathode active material,wherein the cathode active material is expressed by Li1+xAyDzPO4, wherein A represents one or more metal elements selected from the group consisting of Co, Mn, Ni, Fe, Cu, and Cr, D represents one or more metal elements selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ti, Zn, B, Al, Ga, In, Si, Ge, Sc, Y, and rare earth elements, 0 when a temperature of the cathode material is raised to a temperature range of 100° C. to 300° C. at a temperature-increase rate of 10° C/min, a weight loss ratio in the temperature range due to evaporation of water of crystallization is 0.03% by weight to 0.3% by weight, wherein the weight loss ratio is measured in a thermogravimetric analysis, which is carried out under the following measurement conditions using a differential thermogravimetric analyzer:
specimen amount: 15 mg
temperature-increase rate: 10° C. /minute
atmosphere: N2
gas flow rate: 200 ml/minute
measurement temperature range: 100 to 300° C.

US Pat. No. 10,193,150

LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY CATHODE MATERIAL, LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY CATHODE AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY THAT USE SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY CATHODE MATERIAL

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A cathode material for lithium ion secondary battery, made from an agglomerate including secondary particles formed via aggregation of primary particles of a lithium metal composite oxide having a layered structure, represented by the following composition formula (I)Li1+xM11?x?yM2yO2  (I)
where x is a number satisfying a relationship of ?0.1?x?0.3; y is a number satisfying a relationship of 0?y?0.1; M1 is at least one kind of an element selected from a group of Ni, Co, Mn; and M2 is at least one kind of an element selected from a group of Mg, Al, Ti, Zr, Mo, Nb, Fe, B, wherein
the secondary particles forming the agglomerate have a particle size D10, which corresponds to 10% in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution encompassed within the range from 0.5 ?m to 10 ?m, and simultaneously a particle size D90, which corresponds to 90% in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution encompassed within the range of more than 10 ?m and equal to 50 ?m or less, when analyzed by laser diffraction/scattering particle size distribution measurement; and
a mean porosity of the secondary particles having the particle size D90 is higher than a mean porosity of the secondary particles having the particle size D10.

US Pat. No. 10,193,126

BATTERY TERMINAL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BATTERY TERMINAL, AND BATTERY

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A battery terminal comprising a shaft portion and a flange portion that radially expands in a radiation direction from the shaft portion,the battery terminal made by performing extrusion processing on a clad material in which at least a first metal layer and a second metal layer are bonded to each other, wherein
each of the shaft portion and the flange portion includes the first metal layer and the second metal layer, and
the first metal layer includes a protruding portion in the shaft portion that protrudes toward the second metal layer in the shaft direction.

US Pat. No. 10,193,112

MODULAR ENERGY STORAGE COMPONENT ENCLOSURE

Lockheed Martin Energy, L...

17. An energy storage component (ESC) enclosure comprising:a plurality of ESC modules, each ESC module including at least one side portion having a plurality of side fastening mechanisms configured to be coupled to an adjacent ESC module, wherein the plurality of ESC modules are coupled together via the plurality of side fastening mechanisms to form an ESC enclosure;
a plurality of shelving kits, each shelving kit mounted to one of the ESC modules;
a roof coupled to the plurality of ESC modules; and
a plurality of panels coupled to the plurality of ESC modules about a perimeter of the ESC enclosure to form a shared air space within the ESC enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,193,098

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREOF

INT TECH CO., LTD., Hsin...

1. A method of manufacturing a light emitting device, comprising:providing a substrate;
forming a plurality of photosensitive bumps over the substrate;
forming a photosensitive layer over the plurality of photosensitive bumps;
patterning the photosensitive layer to form a recess through the photosensitive layer to expose a surface;
disposing an organic emissive layer on the surface;
removing the patterned photosensitive layer; and
forming a buffer layer between the photosensitive layer and the plurality of photosensitive bumps.

US Pat. No. 10,193,087

PEROVSKITE AND OTHER SOLAR CELL MATERIALS

HEE Solar, L.L.C., Dalla...

1. A photovoltaic device comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode;
an active layer disposed at least partially between the first and second electrodes, the active layer comprising:
photoactive material comprising a perovskite material;
a first interfacial layer comprising NiO; and
a second interfacial layer comprising carbon nanotubes.

US Pat. No. 10,193,083

SPIRALLY CONFIGURED CIS-STILBENE/FLUORENE HYBRID COMPOUNDS AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

NICHEM FINE TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A compound is represented by general formula I:
wherein A is carbon atom or silicon atom;
wherein R2 is independently a triazine group, pyrimidine group or phenyl group;
when R2 is a triazine group, R2 is selected from the group consisting of general formula II-1-1, general formula II-1-5 to general formula II-1-19;

when R2 is a pyrimidine group, R2 is selected from the group consisting of general formula II-2-1, general formula II-2-3 to formula II-2-10;

when R2 is phenyl group, R2 is selected from the group consisting of general formula II-3-2 to general formula II-3-4;

wherein R3 is independently a methyl group, phenyl group, tert-butyl group or two of R3 are linked by a single bond represented by general formula I-2, and

wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom, tert-butyl group or naphthyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,193,081

ORGANIC COMPOUND FOR OPTOELECTRIC DEVICE AND COMPOSITION FOR OPTOELECTRIC DEVICE AND ORGANIC OPTOELECTRIC DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. A compound for an organic optoelectric device, the compound represented by a combination of Chemical Formula I-1 and Chemical Formula I-2 linked together:
wherein, in Chemical Formulae I-1 and I-2,
Y1 to Y8 are independently C or CRa,
W1 is N or NRb,
one of Y1 to Y8 and W1 of Chemical Formula I-2 is linked to L1 of Chemical Formula I-1,
R1 to R12, Ra and Rb are each independently hydrogen, deuterium, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a combination thereof,
L1 is a single bond, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 arylene group, or a combination thereof, and
n1 is an integer of 1 to 3,
wherein “substituted” refers to that at least one hydrogen is replaced by deuterium, a halogen, a hydroxyl group, an amino group, a C1 to C30 amine group, a nitro group, a C1 to C40 silyl group, a C1 to C30 alkyl group, a C1 to C10 alkylsilyl group, a C6 to C30 arylsilyl group, a C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a C2 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a C6 to C30 aryl group, a C1 to C20 alkoxy group, a fluoro group, a C1 to C10 trifluoroalkyl group, or a cyano group.

US Pat. No. 10,193,078

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light-emitting device, comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode; and
an organic layer between the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein the organic layer includes at least one first material and at least one second material, the first material being represented by Formula 1 and the second material being represented by Formula 2,

wherein, in Formulae 1 and 2,
L11 is selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
L21 and L22 are each independently selected from a methylene group, an ethylene group, a propylene group, a butylene group, a phenylene group, a naphthylene group, a phenanthrenylene group, an anthracenylene group, a triphenylenylene group, a pyrenylene group, a chrysenylene group, a pyrrolylene group, a thiophenylene group, a furanylene group, an imidazolylene group, an indolylene group, a quinolinylene group, an isoquinolinylene group, a benzoquinolinylene group, a phenanthridinylene group, an acridinylene group, a phenanthrolinylene group, a benzofuranylene group, a benzothiophenylene group, a triazolylene group, a tetrazolylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, and a dibenzothiophenylene group; and
a methylene group, an ethylene group, a propylene group, a butylene group, a phenylene group, a naphthylene group, a phenanthrenylene group, an anthracenylene group, a triphenylenylene group, a pyrenylene group, a chrysenylene group, a pyrrolylene group, a thiophenylene group, a furanylene group, an imidazolylene group, an indolylene group, a quinolinylene group, an isoquinolinylene group, a benzoquinolinylene group, a phenanthridinylene group, an acridinylene group, a phenanthrolinylene group, a benzofuranylene group, a benzothiophenylene group, a triazolylene group, tetrazolylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, and a dibenzothiophenylene group, each substituted with at least one selected from deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a cyclopentyl group, a cyclohexyl group, a cycloheptyl group, a cyclopentenyl group, a cyclohexenyl group, a phenyl group, a pentalenyl group, an indenyl group, a naphthyl group, an azulenyl group, a heptalenyl group, an indacenyl group, acenaphthyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-fluorenyl group, a benzofluorenyl group, a dibenzofluorenyl group, a phenalenyl group, a phenanthrenyl group, an anthracenyl group, a fluoranthenyl group, a triphenylenyl group, a pyrenyl group, a chrysenyl group, a naphthacenyl group, a picenyl group, a perylenyl group, pentaphenyl group, a hexacenyl group, a pentacenyl group, a rubicenyl group, a coronenyl group, an ovalenyl group, a pyrrolyl group, a thiophenyl group, a furanyl group, an imidazolyl group, a pyrazolyl group, a thiazolyl group, an isothiazolyl group, an oxazolyl group, an isooxazolyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrazinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a pyridazinyl group, an isoindolyl group, an indolyl group, an indazolyl group, a purinyl group, a quinolinyl group, an isoquinolinyl group, a benzoquinolinyl group, a phthalazinyl group, a naphthyridinyl group, a quinoxalinyl group, a quinazolinyl group, a cinnolinyl group, a carbazolyl group, a phenanthridinyl group, an acridinyl group, a phenanthrolinyl group, a phenazinyl group, a benzoimidazolyl group, a benzofuranyl group, a benzothiophenyl group, an isobenzothiazolyl group, a benzooxazolyl group, an isobenzooxazolyl group, a triazolyl group, a tetrazolyl group, an oxadiazolyl group, a triazinyl group, dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, a benzocarbazolyl group, a dibenzocarbazolyl group, a thiadiazolyl group, and an imidazopyridinyl group;
a11, a21, and a22 are each independently 0 or 1;
R11 and R12 are each independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
R21 and R22 are each independently selected from a phenyl group, a pentalenyl group, an indenyl group, a naphthyl group, an azulenyl group, a heptalenyl group, an indacenyl group, an acenaphthyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-fluorenyl group, a benzofluorenyl group, a dibenzofluorenyl group, phenalenyl group, a phenanthrenyl group, an anthracenyl group, a fluoranthenyl group, a triphenylenyl group, a pyrenyl group, a chrysenyl group, a naphthacenyl group, a picenyl group, a perylenyl group, a pentaphenyl group, a hexacenyl group, a pentacenyl group, a rubicenyl group, a coronenyl group, a ovalenyl group, a pyrrolyl group, a thiophenyl group, a furanyl group, an imidazolyl group, a pyrazolyl group, a thiazolyl group, an isoothiazolyl group, a oxazolyl group, an isooxazolyl group, an isoindolyl group, an indolyl group, an indazolyl group, a purinyl group, a quinolinyl group, an isoquinolinyl group, a carbazolyl group, a benzoquinolinyl group, a phthalazinyl group, a naphthyridinyl group, a quinoxalinyl group, a quinazolinyl group, a cinnolinyl group, a phenanthridinyl group, an acridinyl group, a phenanthrolinyl group, a phenazinyl group, a benzofuranyl group, a benzothiophenyl group, an isobenzothiazolyl group, a benzooxazolyl group, an isobenzooxazolyl group, a triazolyl group, a tetrazolyl group, an oxadiazolyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, a dibenzosilolyl group, a benzocarbazolyl group, and a dibenzocarbazolyl group; and
a phenyl group, a pentalenyl group, an indenyl group, a naphthyl group, an azulenyl group, a heptalenyl group, an indacenyl group, acenaphthyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-fluorenyl group, a benzofluorenyl group, a dibenzofluorenyl group, a phenalenyl group, a phenanthrenyl group, an anthracenyl group, a fluoranthenyl group, a triphenylenyl group, a pyrenyl group, a chrysenyl group, a naphthacenyl group, a picenyl group, a perylenyl group, pentaphenyl group, a hexacenyl group, a pentacenyl group, a rubicenyl group, a coronenyl group, an ovalenyl group, a hexacenyl group, a pentacenyl group, a rubicenyl group, a coronenyl group, an ovalenyl group, a pyrrolyl group, a thiophenyl group, a furanyl group, an imidazolyl group, a pyrazolyl group, a thiazolyl group, an isothiazolyl group, an oxazolyl group, an isooxazolyl group, an isoindolyl group, an indolyl group, an indazolyl group, a purinyl group, a quinolinyl group, an isoquinolinyl group, a carbazolyl group, a benzoquinolinyl group, a phthalazinyl group, a naphthyridinyl group, a quinoxalinyl group, a quinazolinyl group, a cinnolinyl group, a phenanthridinyl group, an acridinyl group, a phenanthrolinyl group, a phenazinyl group, a benzofuranyl group, a benzothiophenyl group, an isobenzothiazolyl group, a benzooxazolyl group, an isobenzooxazolyl group, a triazolyl group, a tetrazolyl group, an oxadiazolyl group, dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, a dibenzosilolyl group, a benzocarbazolyl group, and a dibenzocarbazolyl group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C20-C20 alkyl group, a C20-C20 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a pentalenyl group, an indenyl group, a naphthyl group, an azulenyl group, a heptalenyl group, an indacenyl group, acenaphthyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-fluorenyl group, a benzofluorenyl group, a dibenzofluorenyl group, a phenalenyl group, a phenanthrenyl group, an anthracenyl group, a fluoranthenyl group, a triphenylenyl group, a pyrenyl group, a chrysenyl group, a naphthacenyl group, a picenyl group, a perylenyl group, pentaphenyl group, a hexacenyl group, a pentacenyl group, a rubicenyl group, a coronenyl group, an ovalenyl group, a pyrrolyl group, a thiophenyl group, a furanyl group, an imidazolyl group, a pyrazolyl group, a thiazolyl group, an isothiazolyl group, an oxazolyl group, an isooxazolyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrazinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a pyridazinyl group, an isoindolyl group, an indolyl group, an indazolyl group, a purinyl group, a quinolinyl group, an isoquinolinyl group, a carbazolyl group, a benzoquinolinyl group, a phthalazinyl group, a naphthyridinyl group, a quinoxalinyl group, a quinazolinyl group, a cinnolinyl group, a carbazolyl group, a phenanthridinyl group, an acridinyl group, a phenanthrolinyl group, a phenazinyl group, a benzoimidazolyl group, a benzofuranyl group, a benzothiophenyl group, an isobenzothiazolyl group, a benzooxazolyl group, an isobenzooxazolyl group, a triazolyl group, a tetrazolyl group, an oxadiazolyl group, a triazinyl group, dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, a benzocarbazolyl group, and a dibenzocarbazolyl group;
b11 and b12 are each independently selected from 1, 2, and 3;
R13 and R14 are each independently selected from a hydrogen, a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, and —Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3);
b13 and b14 are each independently selected from 1, 2, 3, and 4;
X21 is selected from an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, and a selenium atom;
Y21 is selected from a moiety represented by one of Formulae 7-1 to 7-7 below:

wherein, in Formula 7-1, E21 is selected from:
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyrazine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, and a tetrazole; and
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyrazine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, and a tetrazole, each substituted with at least one selected from a methyl group, a phenyl group, and a naphthyl group;
wherein, in Formulae 7-3 to 7-7, E21 to E25 are each independently selected from:
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyridine, a pyrazine, a pyrimidine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, a tetrazole, and a triazine; and
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyridine, a pyrazine, a pyrimidine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, a tetrazole, and a triazine, each substituted with at least one selected from a methyl group, a phenyl group, and a naphthyl group;
wherein, in Formula 7-2,
E21 is selected from:
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyridine, a pyrimidine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, a tetrazole, and a triazine; and
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyridine, a pyrimidine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, a tetrazole, and a triazine, each substituted with at least one selected from a methyl group, a phenyl group, and a naphthyl group; and
E22 is selected from:
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyrimidine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, a tetrazole, and a triazine; and
a benzene, a naphthalene, a phenanthrene, an anthracene, a triphenylene, a pyrrole, an imidazole, a benzoxazole, a benzothiazole, a benzoimidazole, a pyrimidine, an indole, a quinoline, an isoquinoline, a benzoquinoline, a phenanthridine, an acridine, a phenanthroline, a triazole, a tetrazole, and a triazine, each substituted with at least one selected from a methyl group, a phenyl group, and a naphthyl group;
n21 is 1; and
at least one substituent of the substituted C6-C60 arylene group, the substituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, the substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, the substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, the substituted C6-C60 aryl group, the substituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, the substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, the substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, the substituted C1-C60 alkyl group, the substituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, the substituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, the substituted C6-C60 aryl ring, and the substituted C1-C60 heteroaryl ring is selected from:
a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group;
a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, and —Si(Q11)(Q12)(Q13);
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C1-C60 alkenyl group, a C1-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, and —Si(Q21)(Q22)(Q23); and
—Si(Q31)(Q32)(Q33),
Q1 to Q3, Q11 to Q13, Q21 to Q23, and Q31 to Q33 are each independently selected from a C1 -C60 alkyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group.

US Pat. No. 10,193,076

AMINE COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT COMPRISING SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

12. An organic light emitting device comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode provided opposite to the first electrode; and
one or more organic material layers provided between the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein one or more layers of the organic material layers include the compound of claim 1.

US Pat. No. 10,193,074

AMINE-BASED COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. An organic light-emitting device, comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode facing the first electrode; and
an organic layer that is between the first electrode and the second electrode, the organic layer including an emission layer that includes a host and a dopant,
wherein the dopant includes an amine-based compound represented by Formula 1 below:

wherein, in Formula 1,
R1, R3, R6, and R8 are each independently a group represented by Formula 1-a, below, a group represented by Formula 1-b, below, a hydrogen, a deuterium, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, —N(Q1)(Q2), —Si(Q3)(Q4)(Q5), or —B(Q6)(Q7); at least one of R1, R3, R6, and R8 being a group represented by Formula 1-a, below, and at least one additional one of R1, R3, R6, and R8 being a group represented by Formula 1-a or a group represented by Formula 1-b,
R2, R4, R5, R7, R9, and R10, are each independently a hydrogen, a deuterium, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, —N(Q1)(Q2), —Si(Q3)(Q4)(Q5), or —B(Q6)(Q7);

wherein, in Formulae 1-a and 1-b,
L1, and L2 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroarylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group;
* is a binding site to a neighboring atom;
a1 and a2 are each independently 0, 1, 2, or 3;
R23 and R24 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group;
R21 and R22 are each independently a group represented by Formula 1-c, below, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group; at least one of R21 and R22 being a group represented by Formula 1-c;

wherein, in Formula 1-c,
R31 to R34 are each independently a hydrogen, a deuterium, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, —N(Q1)(Q2), —Si(Q3)(Q4)(Q5), or —B(Q6)(Q7);
* is a binding site to a neighboring atom;
b33 is 1, 2, or 3; and
b34 is 1, 2, 3, or 4;
at least one substituent of the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, the substituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, the substituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, the substituted C6-C60 arylene group, the substituted C2-C60 heteroarylene group, the substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, the substituted divalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, the substituted C1-C60 alkyl group, the substituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, the substituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, the substituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, the substituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, the substituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, the substituted C6-C60 aryl group, the substituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, the substituted C6-C60 arylthio group, the substituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group, the substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and the substituted monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group is:
a deuterium, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, or a C1-C60 alkoxy group;
a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, or a C1-C60 alkoxy group, each substituted with a deuterium, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, —N(Q11)(Q12), —Si(Q13)(Q14)(Q15), or —B(Q16)(Q17);
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group;
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, each substituted with a deuterium, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, —N(Q21)(Q22), —Si(Q23)(Q24)(Q25), or —B(Q26)(Q27); or
—N(Q31)(Q32), —Si(Q33)(Q34)(Q35), or —B(Q36)(Q37); and
wherein Q1 to Q7, Q11 to Q17, Q21 to Q27, and Q31 to Q37 are each independently a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, or a monovalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group.

US Pat. No. 10,193,073

AMINE-BASED COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A compound represented by Formula 1:
wherein, in Formula 1, L1 and L2 are each independently selected from, a phenylene group, a pentalenylene group, an indenylene group, a naphthylene group, an azulenylene group, a heptalenylene group, an indacenylene group, an acenaphthylene group, a fluorenylene group, a spiro-fluorenylene group, a benzofluorenylene group, a dibenzofluorenylene group, a phenalenylene group, a phenanthrenylene group, an anthracenylene group, a fluoranthenylene group, a triphenylenylene group, a pyrenylene group, a chrysenylene group, a naphthacenylene group, a picenylene group, a perylenylene group, a pentaphenylene group, a hexacenylene group, a pentacenylene group, a rubicenylene group, a coronenylene group, an ovalenylene group, a pyrrolylene group, a thienylene group, a furanylene group, a silolylene group, an imidazolylene group, a pyrazolylene group, a thiazolylene group, an isothiazolylene group, an oxazolylene group, an isooxazolylene group, a pyridinylene group, a pyrazinylene group, a pyrimidinylene group, a pyridazinylene group, an isoindolylene group, an indolylene group, an indazolylene group, a purinylene group, a quinolinylene group, an isoquinolinylene group, a benzoquinolinylene group, a phthalazinylene group, a naphthyridinylene group, a quinoxalinylene group, a quinazolinylene group, a cinnolinylene group, a carbazolylene group, a phenanthridinylene group, an acridinylene group, a phenanthrolinylene group, a phenazinylene group, a benzimidazolylene group, a benzofuranylene group, a benzothienylene group, a benzosilolylene group, an isobenzothiazolylene group, a benzooxazolylene group, an isobenzooxazolylene group, a triazolylene group, a tetrazolylene group, an oxadiazolylene group, a triazinylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, a dibenzothiophenylene group, a benzocarbazolyene group, a dibenzocarbazolyene group, and a dibenzosilolylene group; and
a phenylene group, a pentalenylene group, an indenylene group, a naphthylene group, an azulenylene group, a heptalenylene group, an indacenylene group, an acenaphthylene group, a fluorenylene group, a spiro-fluorenylene group, a benzofluorenylene group, a dibenzofluorenylene group, a phenalenylene group, a phenanthrenylene group, an anthracenylene group, a fluoranthenylene group, a triphenylenylene group, a pyrenylene group, a chrysenylene group, a naphthacenylene group, a picenylene group, a perylenylene group, a pentaphenylene group, a hexacenylene group, a pentacenylene group, a rubicenylene group, a coronenylene group, an ovalenylene group, a pyrrolylene group, a thienylene group, a furanylene group, a silolylene group, an imidazolylene group, a pyrazolylene group, a thiazolylene group, an isothiazolylene group, an oxazolylene group, an isooxazolylene group, a pyridinylene group, a pyrazinylene group, a pyrimidinylene group, a pyridazinylene group, an isoindolylene group, an indolylene group, an indazolylene group, a purinylene group, a quinolinylene group, an isoquinolinylene group, a benzoquinolinylene group, a phthalazinylene group, a naphthyridinylene group, a quinoxalinylene group, a quinazolinylene group, a cinnolinylene group, a carbazolylene group, a phenanthridinylene group, an acridinylene group, a phenanthrolinylene group, a phenazinylene group, a benzimidazolylene group, a benzofiranylene group, a benzothienylene group, a benzosilolylene group, an isobenzothiazolylene group, a benzooxazolylene group, an isobenzooxazolylene group, a triazolylene group, a tetrazolylene group, an oxadiazolylene group, a triazinylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, a dibenzothiophenylene group, a benzocarbazolyene group, a dibenzocarbazolyene group, and a dibenzosilolylene group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a cyclopentyl group, a cyclohexyl group, a cycloheptyl group, a cyclopentenyl group, a cyclohexenyl group, a phenyl group, a pentalenyl group, an indenyl group, a naphthyl group, an azulenyl group, a heptalenyl group, an indacenyl group, an acenaphthyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-fluorenyl group, a benzofluorenyl group, a dibenzofluorenyl group, a phenalenyl group, a phenanthrenyl group, an anthracenyl group, a fluoranthenyl group, a triphenylenyl group, a pyrenyl group, a chrysenyl group, a naphthacenyl group, a picenyl group, a perylenyl group, a pentphenyl group, a hexacenyl group, a pentacenyl group, a rubicenyl group, a coronenyl group, an ovalenyl group, a pyrrolyl group, a thienyl group, a furanyl group, a silolyl group, an imidazolyl group, a pyrazolyl group, a thiazolyl group, an isothiazolyl group, an oxazolyl group, an isooxazolyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrazinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a pyridazinyl group, an isoindolyl group, an indolyl group, an indazolyl group, a purinyl group, a quinolinyl group, an isoquinolinyl group, a benzoquinolinyl group, a phthalazinyl group, a naphthyridinyl group, a quinoxalinyl group, a quinazolinyl group, a cinnolinyl group, a carbazolyl group, a phenanthridinyl group, an acridinyl group, a phenanthrolinyl group, a phenazinyl group, a benzimidazolyl group, a benzofuranyl group, a benzothienyl group, a benzosilolyl group, an isobenzothiazolyl group, a benzooxazolyl group, an isobenzooxazolyl group, a triazolyl group, a tetrazolyl group, an oxadiazolyl group, a triazinyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothienyl group, a benzocarbazolyl group, a dibenzocarbazolyl group, and a dibenzosilolyl group;
a1 and a2 are each independently selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, and the sum of a1 and a2 is 1 or greater;
R1 to R4 are each independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group;
R5 and R6 are each independently selected from a hydrogen, a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a cyano group, a nitro group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group;
b1 and b2 are each independently selected from 0 and 1, wherein the sum of b1 and b2 is 1 or greater;
at least one substituent of the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, substituted C6-C60 arylene group, substituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, substituted divalent non-aromatic hetero-condensed polycyclic group, substituted C1-C60 alkyl group, substituted C6-C60 aryl group, substituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and substituted monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group is selected from,
a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, and —Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3);
a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arythio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group;
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arythio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group; and
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arythio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arythio group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group; wherein
Q1 to Q3 are each independently selected from a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C2-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic heterocondensed polycyclic group.

US Pat. No. 10,193,071

DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING AN ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd,...

1. A method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display apparatus, the method comprising:arranging a mask on a substrate, the mask having an opening corresponding to a pattern of an organic emission layer;
forming the organic emission layer by:
disposing an inkjet roller on the mask;
supplying inks from ink storage tanks external to the inkjet roller to connection tanks;
supplying the inks from the connection tanks mounted inside a central axis of the inkjet roller to ink headers mounted on the inkjet roller via connection pipes;
discharging the inks onto the substrate from the ink headers, through the opening of the mask, by rotating the inkjet roller according to a signal of a control unit; and
curing the organic emission layer,
wherein the connection tanks comprise a plurality of connection tanks respectively corresponding to colors of the organic emission layer and disposed inside the central axis of the inkjet roller and
wherein the plurality of connection tanks supplies the inks comprising the colors of the organic emission layer to corresponding ink headers of the ink headers mounted on the inkjet roller.

US Pat. No. 10,193,070

ELECTROACTIVE MATERIALS

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A compound having Formula Iwherein:R1 and R2 are the same or different at each occurrence and are selected from the group consisting of alkyl, silyl, germyl, hydrocarbon aryl, N-heteroaryl, O-heteroaryl, S-heteroaryl, N,O-heteroaryl, and deuterated analogs thereof;
R3 and R4 are the same or different at each occurrence and are selected from the group consisting of alkoxy, siloxy, siloxane, alkenylaryl, aryloxy, deuterated alkoxy, deuterated siloxy, deuterated siloxane, deuterated alkenylaryl, and deuterated aryloxy;
a is an integer from 1-4; and
b is an integer from 0-4;
wherein the N-heteroaryl is derived from a compound selected from the group consisting of pyrrole, pyridine, pyrimidine, carbazole, imidazole, benzimidazole, imidazolobenzimidazole, triazole, benzotriazole, triazolopyridine, indole, indolocarbazole, phenanthroline, quinoline, isoquinoline, quinoxaline, substituted derivatives thereof, and deuterated analogs thereof;
wherein the O-heteroaryl is derived from a compound selected from the group consisting of furan, benzofuran, dibenzofuran, substituted derivatives thereof, and deuterated analogs thereof;
wherein the S-heteroaryl is derived from a compound selected form the group consisting of thiophene, benzothiophene, dibenzothiophene, substituted derivatives thereof, and deuterated analogs thereof; and
wherein the N,O-heteroaryl is derived from a compound selected from the group consisting of oxazole, benzoxazole, phenoxazine, substituted derivatives thereof, and deuterated analogs thereof;
wherein the substituted derivatives have substituents selected from the group consisting of D, alkyl, silyl, germyl, aryl, deuterated alkyl, deuterated silyl, deuterated germyl, and deuterated aryl.

US Pat. No. 10,193,069

POLYMER FOR USE IN ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT EMPLOYING SAME

1. A polymer for an organic electroluminescent element, comprising a repeating unit represented by the following general formula (1) in repeating units constituting a main chain:
where Z represents one or two or more kinds of repeating units selected from groups derived from indolocarbazoles represented by the following formulae (1a) to (1e), A represents one or two or more kinds of repeating units represented by the following formula (4a) or (4b) and different from Z, l and m each represent an abundance molar ratio, and when a ratio of all repeating units is defined as 100 mol %, l is 10 to 90 mol % and m is 10 to 90 mol %, and n represents an average repetition number and is 5 to 1,000;

in the formulae (1a) to (1e), Ar1's each independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C18 arylene group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C18 heteroarylene group, and R1's each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C12 alkyl group, a C1 to C12 alkoxy group, a C6 to C18 aryl group, a C6 to C18 aryloxy group, a C7 to C30 arylalkyl group, a C7 to C30 arylalkyloxy group, a C3 to C18 heteroaryl group, a C3 to C18 heteroaryloxy group, or a C3 to C18 cycloalkyl group;

where Y1 represents a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C6 alkylene group, O, or S,
Y2 represents a C(R4)2 group, or O,
R3's each independently represent hydrogen, a C1 to C12 alkyl group, a C1 to C12 alkoxy group, a C6 to C18 aryl group, a C6 to C18 aryloxy group, a C7 to C30 arylalkyl group, a C7 to C30 arylalkyloxy group, a C3 to C18 heteroaryl group, a C3 to C18 heteroaryloxy group, or a C3 to C18 cycloalkyl group, and
R4 represents a hydrogen atom, a C1 to C12 alkyl group, a C3 to C18 cycloalkyl group, a C6 to C18 aryl group, a C7 to C30 arylalkyl group, a C3 to C18 heteroaryl group, or a C4 to C30 heteroarylalkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,193,067

ELECTRIC FIELD CONTROL ELEMENT FOR PHONONS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A phonon transistor comprising:electrical contacts on an electrically conductive medium;
first and second quantum dots embedded in the electrically conductive medium such that in the presence of an electric field provided by an electric potential on the electrical contacts, a state of the first quantum dot couples with a state of a combination of the second quantum dot and the electrically conductive medium; and
a phononic wave guide coupled to the electrically conductive medium, the phononic wave guide configured to transport phonons therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,193,065

HIGH K SCHEME TO IMPROVE RETENTION PERFORMANCE OF RESISTIVE RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY (RRAM)

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. An integrated circuit of a resistive random access memory (RRAM) cell, the integrated circuit comprising:a bottom diffusion barrier layer, wherein a width of the bottom diffusion barrier layer decreases from top to bottom;
a bottom electrode overlying the bottom diffusion barrier layer;
a data storage region having a variable resistance and arranged over the bottom electrode;
a diffusion barrier layer arranged over the data storage region;
an ion reservoir region arranged over the diffusion barrier layer;
a top electrode arranged over the ion reservoir region;
a hard mask layer over the top electrode; and
an insulating layer extending conformally from contact with a sidewall of the bottom diffusion barrier layer to contact with a top surface of the hard mask layer, wherein the insulating layer is overhung by the bottom diffusion barrier layer and has a bottom surface even with that of the bottom diffusion barrier layer.

US Pat. No. 10,193,059

PERPENDICULARLY MAGNETIZED SPIN-ORBIT MAGNETIC DEVICE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A perpendicularly magnetized spin-orbit magnetic device, comprising:a heavy metal layer;
a magnetic tunnel junction, disposed on the heavy metal layer;
a first antiferromagnetic layer;
a first block layer, disposed between the magnetic tunnel junction and the first antiferromagnetic layer; and
a first stray field applying layer, disposed between the first antiferromagnetic layer and the first block layer, and providing a stray magnetic field parallel to a film plane,
wherein the heavy metal layer is disposed on the first block layer, and the first block layer is disposed on the first stray field applying layer,
wherein the heavy metal layer and the first block layer have a same first film plane area, and the magnetic tunnel junction has a second film plane area, wherein the first film plane area is greater than the second film plane area,
wherein the first antiferromagnetic layer contacts the first stray field applying layer to define a direction of a magnetic moment in the first stray field applying layer.

US Pat. No. 10,193,058

MAGNETORESISTIVE MEMORY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A magnetoresistive memory device comprising:a first magnetic layer;
a second magnetic layer provided on one major surface side of the first magnetic layer via a first nonmagnetic layer;
a third magnetic layer provided on a surface side the second magnetic layer which is opposite from the first magnetic layer, via a first Ru layer;
a sidewall insulating film provided on sides of the first to third magnetic layers;
a fourth magnetic layer provided on another major surface side of the first magnetic layer via a second nonmagnetic layer, a side surface of the fourth magnetic layer being located on an outer side with respect to a side surface of the first magnetic layer; and
a fifth magnetic layer provided on a surface side of the fourth magnetic layer which is opposite from the first magnetic layer, via a second Ru layer;
wherein:
the second and fourth magnetic layers comprise a material of a same kind, and the third and fifth magnetic layers comprise a material of a same kind,
the second magnetic layer is thinner than the third and fourth magnetic layers, and
the fifth magnetic layer is thinner than the third and fourth magnetic layers.

US Pat. No. 10,193,057

MAGNETIC MEMORY DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A magnetic memory device comprising:a stacked structure including a magnetic element; and
a protective insulating film which covers the stacked structure and is formed of a metallic oxide,
wherein:
a metal element contained in the metallic oxide is selected from yttrium (Y), calcium (Ca) and hafnium (Hf), and
a linear coefficient of thermal expansion of the metallic oxide is greater than 5×10?6/K.

US Pat. No. 10,193,055

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a first insulating layer;
a first wiring layer disposed on an upper surface of the first insulating layer;
a second insulating layer disposed above the first insulating layer, and on the first wiring layer;
a second wiring layer disposed on an upper surface of the second insulating layer;
a cavity disposed in the first insulating layer;
a piezoelectric substrate disposed in the cavity;
an electrode disposed on the piezoelectric substrate and configured to convert an electrical signal into an elastic wave or to convert an elastic wave into an electrical signal;
a first via extending through the second insulating layer and into the first insulating layer, and electrically connecting the electrode to the second wiring layer;
a second via extending through the second insulating layer and electrically connecting the first wiring layer to the second wiring layer; and
a sealing part disposed on the piezoelectric substrate, the sealing part enclosing the electrode and forming an air gap around the electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,193,053

INSULATING BASE MATERIAL WITH CONDUCTIVE PATTERN

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An insulating base material including a conductive pattern comprising:an insulating base material layer;
a metal layer provided on the insulating base material layer; and
a conductive pattern including a conductive material, and provided on the metal layer; wherein
the metal layer has an in-plane resistance value that is at least about 0.1 M? larger than an in-plane resistance value of the conductive pattern; and
a thickness of the metal layer is less than a thickness of the conductive pattern including the conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,193,051

ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICE

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD., T...

1. An acoustic wave device comprising:a piezoelectric substrate that is a rotated Y-cut LiTaO3 substrate;
an Interdigital Transducer (IDT) that is provided on the piezoelectric substrate and excites an acoustic wave; and
gratings that are provided on both sides of the IDT in an aperture direction thereof,
wherein:
a duty ratio of electrode fingers of the gratings is larger than a duty ratio of the electrode fingers of the IDT, or a thickness of the electrode fingers of the gratings is larger than a thickness of the electrode fingers of the IDT, or a thickness of an added film provided on the electrode fingers of the gratings is larger than a thickness of an added film provided on the electrode fingers of the IDT;
a pitch of the electrode fingers of the gratings is smaller than a pitch of the electrode fingers of the IDT; and
a resonant frequency of the gratings is substantially the same as a resonant frequency of the IDT.

US Pat. No. 10,193,044

LIGHT EMITTING PACKAGE HAVING A GUIDING MEMBER GUIDING AN OPTICAL MEMBER

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

1. A light emitting device package, comprising:a base including a flat top surface;
a first electrical circuit component on the flat top surface of the base;
a second electrical circuit component on the flat top surface of the base;
a light emitting diode disposed on a region of the flat top surface of the base, wherein the region excludes the first electrical circuit component and the second electrical circuit component;
an optical member comprising a light transmissive material configured to pass light emitted from the light emitting diode; and
a guiding member having a closed loop shape surrounding the region for guiding the optical member,
wherein the first electrical circuit component includes a first portion disposed between the flat top surface of the base and a bottom surface of the guiding member,
wherein the second electrical circuit component includes a second portion disposed between the flat top surface of the base and the bottom surface of the guiding member,
wherein the first electrical circuit component includes a first extension portion that extends from the first portion to a first location outside of an outer edge of the guiding member in a first direction, and a second extension portion extends from the first location to a second location outside of the outer edge of the guiding member in a first changed direction different than the first direction, the first and second locations being disposed on the flat top surface,
wherein the second electrical circuit component includes a third extension portion that extends from the second portion to a third location outside of the outer edge of the guiding member in a third direction, and a fourth extension portion extends from the third location to a fourth location outside of the outer edge of the guiding member in a second changed direction different than the third direction, the third and fourth locations being disposed on the flat top surface,
wherein the first direction is antiparallel to the third direction, and
wherein the second extension portion and the fourth extension portion have point symmetry with respect to a center of the region surrounded by the guiding member.

US Pat. No. 10,193,041

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

ADVANCED OPTOELECTRONIC T...

1. A method for manufacturing a light emitting diode comprising:providing a light emitting diode chip formed on a base, wherein the light emitting diode chip does not cover a peripheral region of the base, the light emitting diode chip comprises a semiconductor structure, a first electrode, and a second electrode, the semiconductor structure comprises a etched N-semiconductor layer, a etched light active layer, and a etched P-semiconductor layer arranged in that sequence from a bottom to a top, the first electrode is formed on a surface of the etched P-semiconductor layer facing away from the etched light active layer, the second electrode is formed on a surface of the etched N-semiconductor layer connected to the light active layer;
forming a packaging layer to cover the etched light emitting diode chip, the packaging layer exposing the first electrode and the second electrode;
defining a through hole on a region of the packaging layer corresponding to the peripheral region of the base, along a direction from the top to the bottom, and the through hole separated from a periphery of the light emitting diode chip;
forming a conductive substrate fully infilled in the through hole;
forming a first conductive layer on a surface of the conductive substrate facing away from the base, and the first conductive layer connected to the conductive substrate and the first electrode; and
removing the base.

US Pat. No. 10,193,031

METHOD FOR APPLYING PHOSPHOR TO LIGHT EMITTING DIODES AND APPARATUS THEREOF

1. A Light-Emitting Diode (LED) system comprising:a substrate;
an LED die attached to the substrate via a bottom side of the LED die;
an at least partly reflective film attached to a top side of the LED die; and
phosphor attached to one or more sides of the LED die via application of a coverlay that forms a cavity around the LED die and the application including at least one of using a squeegee to place the phosphor into the cavity, spraying the cavity with the phosphor, or disposing the phosphor in a sheet form onto the LED die.

US Pat. No. 10,193,030

COMPOSITE MATERIALS HAVING RED EMITTING PHOSPHORS

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A lighting apparatus comprising:a light emitting diode (LED) light source radiationally coupled to a composite material comprising a phosphor of formula I and a thermally conductive material dispersed in at least a portion of a binder material,

 wherein the thermally conductive material comprises a material selected from the group consisting of aluminum phosphate, magnesium phosphate, calcium phosphate, barium phosphate, strontium phosphate, an alkali metal halide, calcium fluoride, magnesium fluoride, a compound of formula II, and combinations thereof;

 wherein A is independently at each occurrence Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, or combinations thereof, M is independently at each occurrence Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr, Al, Ga, In, Sc, Hf, Y, La, Nb, Ta, Bi, Gd, or combinations thereof, x is independently at each occurrence an absolute value of a charge on a [(M,Mn)Fy] ion and a [MFy] ion, and y is 5, 6, or 7.