US Pat. No. 10,483,782

BATTERY CONTROL METHOD AND BATTERY CONTROL APPARATUS

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A battery control method, comprising:determining whether a charging voltage value of a battery is greater than a voltage threshold;
obtaining a battery temperature of the battery when the charging voltage value is greater than the voltage threshold;
accumulating a time parameter according to a first accumulating rate when the battery temperature is less than a first temperature;
accumulating the time parameter according to a second accumulating rate when the battery temperature is greater than or equal to the first temperature, wherein the first accumulating rate is less than the second accumulating rate; and
reducing the charging voltage value of the battery when the time parameter reaches a time threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,483,781

ELECTRICALLY HEATED AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM

PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S....

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,780

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a chargeable battery;
a power receiving unit capable of receiving power from an external apparatus with non-contact;
a charging control unit configured to charge the battery with power received from the external apparatus;
a switching unit configured to switch to a state of supplying power to at least one of a power supply unit of an apparatus and the battery based on a predetermined voltage obtained using the power received from the external apparatus; and
a control unit configured to control power supply to the power supply unit of the apparatus and charging of the battery using the power received from the external apparatus,
wherein if a power amount that can be received from the external apparatus is sufficient to operate the apparatus but not sufficient to charge the battery, the control unit controls the predetermined voltage so as to reduce power consumption during operation of the apparatus, and if the received power is greater than the power consumption during operation of the apparatus, the control unit charges the battery using the power received from the external apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,483,778

BATTERY SYSTEM WITH LOW POWER MODE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

6. A method for controlling transitions of a battery system between a low power mode of operation during which the battery system preserves energy and a functional mode of operation during which the battery system provides energy to one or more external circuits, the one or more external circuits being external to the battery system and including an electrical load and a switchable circuit, the method being implemented in the battery system including a battery cell, a set of battery ports, a discharge circuit, and a status circuit, and wherein the set of battery ports includes a first battery port and a second battery port, the method comprising:operatively coupling, through the first battery port, the battery system to the electrical load during the functional mode of operation such that the battery cell provides energy to the electrical load;
operatively coupling, through the second battery port, the battery system to the switchable circuit during the low power mode of operation such that the battery cell provides energy to the switchable circuit;
providing energy, by the battery cell, to the first battery port and the second battery port;
providing, by the discharge circuit, a coupling between the battery cell and the first battery port such that the coupling is operative during an operative state of the discharge circuit, and such that the coupling is inoperative during an inoperative state of the discharge circuit;
responsive to the status circuit operating in the low power mode of operation, the status circuit causing the discharge circuit to be the inoperative state, the low power mode comprising a first low power sleep mode, wherein power consumption of the discharge circuit is reduced, and a second low power shutdown mode, wherein power consumption of the discharge circuit and the status circuit are reduced; and
responsive to provision of energy from the battery cell, through the second battery port, through the switchable circuit, through an individual battery port in the set of battery ports, to the status circuit, the status circuit causing the discharge circuit to be the operative state.

US Pat. No. 10,483,776

CHARGER

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. A charger comprising:a plurality of connecting parts configured such that at least two slide-type batteries having differing mounting parts are respectively mountable on the plurality of connecting parts;
one power supply circuit that generates charging power from input electric power;
a plurality of charging paths that respectively connect the power supply circuit to the plurality of connecting parts;
a plurality of open/close parts respectively provided in the plurality of charging paths, each open/close part being configured such that, in a closed state, the respective charging path is set to a connected state, and in an open state, the respective charging path is set to a disconnected state; and
a charging-control part configured such that:
a battery connected to one of the plurality of connecting parts serves as the charging target,
the open/close part, from among the plurality of open/close parts, provided in the charging path, which is connected to the charging target via the connecting part, is set to the closed state, and
the charging target is charged to a predetermined voltage by a charging current that is suited for the charging target,
wherein the plurality of connecting parts are located on a single planar surface or on a plurality of mutually planar surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,483,774

DECORATIVE PORTABLE POWER CHARGER

Halo International SEZC L...

1. A portable power charger and cable apparatus comprising:a power charger comprising:
a charger housing; and
a rechargeable battery internally disposed within the charger housing;
a charging cable assembly attached to the charger housing and in operative communication with the rechargeable battery, said charging cable assembly having a first cable portion with a first electrical fitting and a second cable portion with a second electrical fitting; and
an aesthetic element surrounding at least the charger housing;wherein the aesthetic element comprises a first tasseled fitting and a second tasseled fitting each attached to the charging cable assembly at the first cable portion and at the second cable portion, wherein the first tasseled fitting surrounds the charger housing and the first electrical fitting and the second tasseled fitting surround the second electrical fitting.

US Pat. No. 10,483,772

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE WIRELESS CHARGER OUTPUT PROTECTION

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A vehicle charging unit having a wireless charger output protection system comprising:a powerline configured to transmit AC current induced in a receive antenna;
a rectifier configured to rectify the AC current from the powerline into a DC current for charging a vehicle battery;
a powerline switch connected to the powerline configured to control electrical connection between the receive antenna and the rectifier;
a sensor circuit configured to detect a powerline voltage and generate a control voltage signal using the powerline voltage;
a control switch; and
a monitoring circuit selectively connected to the powerline switch by the control switch, the monitoring circuit configured to output a switch control signal causing the powerline switch to change state responsive to the control voltage signal from the sensor circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,769

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS

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

1. A wireless power transmission apparatus comprising:a member;
an upper transmission coil disposed on the member; and
first and second terminals disposed in the member,
wherein the upper transmission coil comprises:
an outer coil part connected to the first terminal and formed in one-turn;
a first inner coil part connected to the outer coil part and having a half-turn on a first region of the member;
a second inner coil part connected to the first inner coil part and having a half-turn on a second region of the member;
a third inner coil part connected to the second inner coil part and having a half-turn on the first region of the member; and
a fourth inner coil part connected to the third inner coil part and the second terminal and having a half-turn on the second region of the member,
wherein the half-turn of the second inner coil part comprises a first rounded corner, a second rounded corner and a third rounded corner,
wherein a circular arc of the first rounded corner of the second inner coil part is R 20 mm as a radius of a circle,
wherein a circular arc of the second rounded corner of the second inner coil part is R 18.4 mm as a radius of a circle, and
wherein a circular arc of the third rounded corner of the second inner coil part is greater than the circular arc of the first and second rounded corners of the second inner coil part.

US Pat. No. 10,483,768

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF OBJECT DETECTION USING ONE OR MORE SENSORS IN WIRELESS POWER CHARGING SYSTEMS

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of wirelessly delivering power to an electronic device, the method comprising:receiving, from one or more first sensors, first data of a transmission field, the first data identifying at least one object within the transmission field, wherein a first wireless power transmitter is configured to transmit electromagnetic wireless power transmission waves to a wireless power receiver located in the transmission field;
after receiving the first data, determining whether a path between the wireless power receiver located in the transmission field and the first wireless power transmitter is unobstructed by the at least one object based, at least in part, on the first data; and
in accordance with a determination that the path between the wireless power receiver and the first wireless power transmitter is unobstructed by the at least one object:
instructing the first wireless power transmitter to transmit the electromagnetic wireless power transmission waves to the wireless power receiver using the path, wherein the wireless power receiver uses energy from at least some of the electromagnetic wireless power transmission waves to power or charge an electronic device coupled to the wireless power receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,483,767

THIN FILM COIL AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

WITS Co., Ltd., Gyeonggi...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,764

IRRADIANCE BASED SOLAR PANEL POWER POINT TRACKING

Worcester Polytechnic Ins...

1. A method of regulating an operating voltage of a solar panel inverter, comprising:receiving camera readings indicative of incident light on a solar panel;
computing, based on the received readings, an operating voltage corresponding to a maximum power generation capability of the solar panel;
receiving, at an inverter connected to the solar panel, output power from the solar panel; and
directing the inverter to regulate an output power based on the received operating voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,483,761

POWER MANAGEMENT DEVICE, POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, SERVER, POWER MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A power management system configured to indicate control content for charging and discharging of an electric storage apparatus installed in each of buildings of consumers to each of the buildings individually, when supplying into an electric load through an electric wiring installed in each of the buildings: electric power stored in the electric storage apparatus in each of the buildings which receive electric power from a power grid; and electric power received from the power grid,the power management system comprising:
a memory configured to store data relating to a change in monitoring power with time with respect to each of the buildings, the monitoring power being electric power to be noted in each of the buildings;
a classification portion configured to classify data relating to a change in the monitoring power during a prescribed unit period with respect to each of the buildings, stored in the memory, into any one of kinds of electric power patterns data;
a planning portion configured to apply two or more pattern data models based on the kinds of electric power patterns data to a building, and determine the control content for charging and discharging of the electric storage apparatus of the building with respect to each applied pattern data model under a condition of minimizing any one of an amount of electric power to be received from the power grid, a compensation of the amount of electric power to be received from the power grid, and an amount of carbon dioxide to be exhausted;
an indication portion configured to indicate the control content corresponding to each of the two or more pattern data models applied by the planning portion to the electric storage apparatus of the building, which each pattern data model conforms with, of the buildings; and
a control device configured to control charging and discharging of at least one of the electric storage apparatuses according to the control content based on plural buildings,
wherein:
the monitoring power includes demand power that is electric power consumed by the electric load in each building and a residual capacity of the electric storage apparatus in each building;
the memory is configured to store data relating to a change in the demand power with time and data relating to a change in the residual capacity with time with respect to each building;
the kinds of electric power patterns data includes two or more kinds of demand power patterns data, any one of which the change in the demand power during the prescribed unit period is classified into, and two or more kinds of residual capacity patterns data, any one of which the residual capacity at a starting point of the prescribed unit period is classified into;
the classification portion is configured to classify each of demand powers respectively corresponding to the buildings, stored in the memory, into any one of the two or more kinds of demand power patterns data, and classify each of residual capacities respectively corresponding to the buildings, stored in the memory, into any one of the two or more kinds of residual capacity patterns data; and
each of the two or more pattern data models includes a combination of any one of the two or more kinds of demand power patterns data and any one of the two or more kinds of residual capacity patterns data.

US Pat. No. 10,483,759

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

ALENCON ACQUISITION CO., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,758

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A HYBRID ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

ABB Research Ltd., Zuric...

1. A control apparatus for controlling a hybrid energy storage system comprising two or more energy storage units associated with an electrical grid comprising one or more electrical buses, wherein at least two of the energy storage units have different energy storage characteristics, and wherein the control apparatus comprises:a power-sharing controller corresponding to each energy storage unit, each power-sharing controller configured to generate a power-sharing command signal; and
a charging-state controller corresponding to each energy storage unit, each charging-state controller configured to control charging and discharging of the corresponding energy storage unit through an associated local converter unit, in response to the power-sharing command signal generated by the corresponding power-sharing controller;
each power-sharing controller comprising:
a filter circuit configured to obtain a filtered input signal by filtering the input signal to the corresponding power-sharing controller according to a filter response that is tailored to the energy storage characteristics of the corresponding energy storage unit, said input signal reflecting load variations on the electrical grid; and
a control circuit configured to generate the power-sharing command signal for the corresponding energy storage unit as a combination of the filtered input signal and a steady-state command signal for the corresponding energy storage unit representing a targeted steady-state condition of the corresponding energy storage unit;
wherein the at least two energy storage units include first and second energy storage units, and wherein the control apparatus comprises a first power-sharing controller and a first charging-state controller corresponding to the first energy storage unit, and a second power-sharing controller and a second charging-state controller corresponding to the second energy storage unit, and wherein the first and second power-sharing controllers are coupled in a series arrangement, such that the input signal to the second power-sharing controller is provided as an output signal from the first power-sharing controller, wherein the input signal to the second power-sharing controller has a communication latency due to the input signal being fed from the first power-sharing controller such that local grid measurements indicated by the input signal are delayed with respect to instantaneous local grid conditions, and wherein the second power-sharing controller further includes a latency-compensation circuit that is configured to compensate for the communication latency based on predicting values of the input signal as a function of the local grid measurements indicated by the input signal and actual values of the local grid measurements obtained for the second energy storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,756

OVERCURRENT PROTECTION CIRCUIT

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. An overcurrent protection circuit that is applied to an electronic circuit including at least one series circuit of an upper switching element and a lower switching element, the overcurrent protection circuit comprising:an amplification circuit configured to amplify an inter-terminal voltage of a shunt resistor for through-current detection;
an offset application circuit connected to an input terminal of the amplification circuit to allow the amplification circuit to provide an output with a predetermined offset voltage additionally applied thereto;
a comparison circuit for through-current sensing that compares an output voltage from the amplification circuit with a predetermined first reference voltage higher than the offset voltage to output a through-current sensing signal when the output voltage from the amplification circuit is higher than the first reference voltage, the through-current sensing signal being a first output;
a duration measurement circuit configured to measure a duration for which a through-current sensing signal is output from the comparison circuit for through-current sensing; and
an amplification circuit failure determination circuit that compares the output voltage from the amplification circuit with a predetermined second reference voltage that is higher than zero and lower than the offset voltage to output an amplification circuit failure determination signal corresponding to a result of the comparison, the amplification circuit failure determination signal being a second output,
wherein the first output and the second output have different voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,483,749

SHORT-CIRCUITING DEVICE OF AN ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION AND SYSTEM FOR EXTINGUISHING AN ELECTRICAL ARC THAT MAY APPEAR IN SUCH AN INSTALLATION

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

9. A system for quenching an electric arc that can occur in an electrical installation, the installation including at least two electrical conductors, the system comprising:at least one device for detecting the electric arc on each conductor;
at least one electrically isolating circuit breaker connected to the electrical conductors between the electrical installation and a power supply source of the electrical installation;
a shorting device connected to the electrical conductors;
an electronic device configured to control the shorting device so that the shorting device is in a state for setting up a short circuit between the electrical conductors when the electric arc is detected by the detection device, and configured to trip the at least one electrically isolating circuit breaker when the electric arc is detected by the detection device,
wherein the shorting device includes
at least two connection terminals, each configured to be connected to a respective electrical conductor;
a parallelepipedic electromechanical block configured to set up a short circuit between the connection terminals;
at least two resistors, one for each of the two connection terminals, each of the at least two resistors being configured to connect a corresponding one of the connection terminals to the corresponding electrical conductor, each of the resistors comprising a first connection end connected to the corresponding connection terminal and a second connection end configured to be connected to the corresponding electrical conductor,
wherein each of the resistors has an impedance, and a variation in a value of the impedance is less than 1 m? for a temperature of the resistors of between 0° C. and 200° C.

US Pat. No. 10,483,748

JUNCTION BOX AND NETWORK FOR DISTRIBUTING ENERGY

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,744

BEND LIMITING DEVICE FOR A CABLE CONNECTED TO A FLOATING MARINE INSTALLATION OR VESSEL

W4P WAVES4POWER AB, Vast...

1. A bend limiting device (100) for a cable (101?) connected to a connection point (102) of a floating marine installation (103) or vessel, said bend limiting device comprising at least one elongated sleeve member (104) provided with:an entrance end (105), which exhibits an entrance opening (106) into said sleeve member (104) for the cable (101?) connected to said connection point (102);
an exit end (107), opposite to the entrance end, which exit end exhibits an exit opening (108) for the cable (101?) out of said sleeve member (104);
an outer abutment surface (109) disposed between the entrance end (105) and the exit end (107), which abutment surface is adapted to be secured against a rigid surface (110) of said marine installation (103) or vessel;
an axially through-going hole (111) between the entrance opening (106) and the exit opening (108) for accommodating a portion (101??) of the cable; and
at least one clamping device (112) for securing said sleeve member (104) in a fixed position around said accommodated portion (101??) of the cable,
wherein the outer abutment surface (109) of the sleeve member (104) is configured to allow it to be secured against said rigid surface (110) by applying a pulling force (F1) on the cable (101?) and the sleeve member (104) secured thereto in a direction from the abutment surface (109) to said rigid surface (110) of said marine installation (103) or vessel, as well as to allow it to be detached from said rigid surface (110) when the application of pulling force on the cable ceases.

US Pat. No. 10,483,742

CABLE/LEAD INSERTION UNIT

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,741

SEAL FOR ELECTRICAL BOX

ALLIED MOULDER PRODUCTS, ...

1. An electrical box configured to be received in an opening, the electrical box comprising:a front surface having an opening formed therein providing access to a hollow interior of the electrical box;
a sidewall extending rearwardly from the front surface to form the hollow interior; and
a tapered compressible seal compressed between an exterior surface of the sidewall and a surface forming the opening when the electrical box is received in the opening to form a vapor seal about a periphery of the exterior surface of the sidewall of the electrical box, wherein the seal abuts a rear surface of a retention flange of the electrical box.

US Pat. No. 10,483,740

FLOOR BOARD JUNCTION BOX

KONE CORPORATION, Helsin...

1. A method for installing at least one junction box in an elevator hoistway of an elevator, the method comprising:providing at least one junction box, each junction box including a plurality of knock-out portions and integrated box flaps;
knocking out at least one of the plurality of knock-out portions of the at least one junction box to form a respective aperture; and
affixing at least one PCB board to the respective aperture via a respective holder,
wherein the elevator includes a plurality of landings and at least one of a seismic device, a door lock switch, a door sensor and a stop switch,
wherein the method further comprises:
fixing the at least one junction box to a duct connection using the integrated box flaps,
electrically connecting the at least one junction box to a controller via a serial data bus through the duct connection;
electrically connecting the at least one of the seismic device, door lock switch, door sensor and stop switch to the at least one junction box through the duct connection; and
electrically connecting hall call buttons to the at least one junction box from each of the plurality of landings, and
wherein the elevator further comprises a wire duct and landing fixtures connected to the at least one junction box.

US Pat. No. 10,483,737

ELECTRICAL BOX WITH DUAL-HINGED COVER

1. An outlet box with dual-hinged cover, comprising:a housing defining an opening and comprising a pair of spaced-apart sidewalls;
a cover coupled to said housing and positionable inside said opening;
a pair of spaced-apart pivot arms at opposite sides of said cover, said pivot arms having respective distal end portions pivotably coupled to said cover at opposite ends of said cover, and said pivot arms having proximal end portions pivotably coupled to respective ones of said sidewalls; and
a retaining element at each of said first and second pivot arms and a corresponding retaining element at each of said sidewalls, wherein each of said corresponding retaining elements is configured to interact with a corresponding one of said retaining elements to releasably secure said cover in a closed position, and to provide sensory feedback to a user as said cover moves from an open position to the closed position;
wherein said cover is openable from the closed position in a first direction about a first pivot axis extending through said proximal end portion of a first of said pivot arms, and said cover is openable from the closed position in a second direction about a second pivot axis extending through said proximal end portion of a second of said pivot arms.

US Pat. No. 10,483,734

QUICK LOCK SYSTEM FOR JOINING AND ALIGNING TUBES, CONDUITS AND JUNCTION BOXES

FORTUNE INDUSTRIES INTERN...

1. A hollow-tube connecting system comprising:a hollow tube;
a connector for securing the hollow tube to a structure, the connector further comprising;
a connector body having a tapered interior surface, the tapered interior surface causing the interior of the connector body to vary from a smaller diameter to a larger diameter, the interior surface defining a chamber, the connector body having an opening into the chamber for receiving the hollow tube, the opening being located at one end of the connector body, the one end corresponding to the smaller diameter of the interior of the connector body;
a locking element having a tapered exterior surface and positioned within the chamber of the connector body, the locking element having an opening for receiving the hollow tube and including an annular element in which are included one or more bearings, wherein inserting the hollow tube into the opening of the connector body and then into the locking element urges the one or more bearings to engage the tapered interior surface of the connector body and the exterior surface of the inserted hollow tube, thereby increasing the hollow tube's resistance to being removed from the connector body, and further, wherein when the inserted hollow tube is attempted to be withdrawn from the connector body through the opening, the locking element moves toward the end of the connector body having the smaller diameter of the interior of the connector body and acts to increase a force locking the hollow tube inside the connector body; and
a structure engaging portion operative to secure the connector to the structure.

US Pat. No. 10,483,733

JOINT STRIP

1. A device for bridging a gap between a first rigid object and a second rigid object, the device comprising:a. a center trunk having an upper section and a lower section, the lower section comprising a first tapered terminal end, the upper section comprising a second tapered terminal end, the center trunk having a first tapered side and a second tapered side, the first and second tapered sides being on opposing sides of the center trunk and extend linearly upwardly and outwardly from the first tapered terminal end to the second tapered terminal end such that the center trunk has a tapered profile;
b. a recess shaped and positioned to receive at least a portion of opposing sides of the first rigid object, the recess defined at least in part by a first upper flange that extends directly from the second tapered terminal end of the center trunk, the first tapered side of the center trunk, and a lower flange that extends upwardly directly from the first tapered terminal end of the lower section of the center trunk to a tip of the lower flange, and wherein the device has a rest configuration prior to both receipt of the first rigid object in the recess and placement of the device in the gap at which the first upper flange and the lower flange each extend directly from the center trunk at a generally converging angle towards the other of the first upper flange and the lower flange; and
c. a second upper flange directly extending from the second tapered terminal end of the center trunk,
wherein the first tapered terminal end includes a trailing protrusion that extends, at least when the device is at the rest position, a distance outwardly and downwardly from the center trunk to create a resistance against the second rigid object when the opposing sides of the first rigid object are located within the recess and the center trunk is moved up or down within the gap such that the device is capable of installation after the first rigid object and the second rigid object are coupled together, the trailing protrusion and the lower flange extending from opposing sides of the center trunk at the first terminal end,
wherein the device has a first width between a top surface of the device above the second tapered terminal end of the center trunk and a bottom surface at the first tapered terminal end of the center trunk that is greater than a second width of the device between a top surface of the first upper flange and an outer surface of the lower flange at the tip of the lower flange.

US Pat. No. 10,483,732

MULTILAYER CONTAINMENT AND PROTECTION TUBE FOR CONDUITS, CABLES AND THE LIKE

TUBIGOMMA DEREGIBUS S.R.L...

1. A multilayer containment and protection tube for conduits, cables and the like, comprisingan inner layer made of polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE, which is electrically at least antistatic, with a smooth internal surface, which forms a duct for supporting conduits or cables,
one or more intermediate layers of electrically at least antistatic reinforcement,
an outer layer made of electrically at least antistatic polymeric material, and
a covering and finishing layer, which is electrically at least antistatic, wherein said covering and finishing layer is made of thermoplastic material, wherein said thermoplastic material of said covering and finishing layer is ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene UHMWPE, and wherein said covering and finishing layer has a substantially smooth and glossy external surface.

US Pat. No. 10,483,731

METHODS FOR JOINING EXTENDED LENGTHS OF CONDUIT

1. A method of joining extended lengths of conduit, said method comprising the steps of:placing two or more lengths of conduit in series along a length of tract to which conduit is to be laid;
placing conduit couplings between each of said lengths of conduit;
attaching said conduit couplings by a screwing motion to the ends of each of said lengths of conduit to begin threading said conduit coupling to said lengths of conduit;
stabilizing a terminal end of said lengths of conduit to prevent rotation;
connecting an apparatus for joining lengths of conduit to a near end of said lengths of conduit, wherein said apparatus comprises:
a cylindrical apparatus head with a torque application interface arranged around the circumference of said cylindrical apparatus head comprising indentions between two shoulders;
an extender joining body;
an abutting plate; and,
a cylindrical conduit interface comprising a threaded interior surface; and,
applying torque to said torque application interface, wherein said apparatus screws said lengths of conduit to each of said conduit couplings joining said lengths of conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,730

METHOD OF BUILDING AN INSULATION SYSTEM AROUND A NAKED CONDUCTOR SECTION OF A POWER CABLE

NKT HV Cables GmbH, Bade...

1. A method of building an insulation system around a naked conductor section of a power cable, which power cable has a conductor which includes the naked conductor section and which power cable comprises an insulation system already provided around a majority of the conductor, which insulation system comprises an inner semiconducting layer arranged around the conductor, an insulation layer arranged around the inner semiconducting layer, and an outer semiconducting layer arranged around the insulation layer, and wherein the method comprises:a) placing the naked conductor section in a mold, and
b) moulding an insulation system around the naked conductor section, wherein the molding of the insulation system involves injecting a first semiconducting compound into a first mold cavity to form an inner semiconducting layer around the naked conductor section, injecting an insulation compound into a second mold cavity to form an insulation layer around the inner semiconducting layer, and injecting a second semiconducting compound into a third mold cavity to form an outer semiconducting layer around the insulation layer,
wherein the mold comprises a ring-shaped runner system having a ring-shaped runner which in the beginning of each mold cycle only has a single gate opening, which single gate opening is located opposite to a sprue, and
wherein the mold comprises a movable sleeve arranged in a first position at the beginning of each mold cycle thereby forming the single gate opening, wherein the method comprises moving the sleeve axially from the first position to a second position to obtain a gate along the entire circumference of the ring-shaped runner, wherein the sleeve is moved from the first position to the second position when any of the first semiconducting compound, the insulation compound and the second semiconducting compound has reached the single gate opening.

US Pat. No. 10,483,729

VENTED POWER DISTRIBUTION HOUSING

Littelfuse, Inc., Chicag...

1. A power distribution housing, comprising:a base comprising:
a main wall;
a sidewall extending from the main wall;
a vent through the main wall, the vent including:
a vent opening extending between an interior surface of the main wall and an exterior surface of the main wall; and
a plurality of passageways recessed into the exterior surface of the main wall, the plurality of passageways extending between the vent opening and the sidewall; and
a cover removably coupled to the base, the cover and the base defining an interior cavity operable to house at least one fusible element.

US Pat. No. 10,483,728

ELECTRICAL ENCLOSURE WITH VENTILATION STRUCTURE

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. An electrical equipment enclosure, comprising:a cabinet defining a storage compartment configured to contain electrical equipment, the cabinet having a vent opening communicating the storage compartment with an exterior of the cabinet;
a box structure having a first open side received over the vent opening, a first closed side opposite the first open side, a second closed side extending from the first open side to the first closed side, and a second open side opposite the second closed side; and
a baffle located in the box structure between the first open side and the second open side, wherein the baffle is joined to the box structure at a corner where the first open side intersects the second open side, reaches inward from the corner in a direction diagonally toward an opposite corner where the first closed side intersects the second closed side, and has a free end spaced from the sides of the box structure, whereby the baffle is interposed diagonally between the first open side and the second open side such that the baffle and the box structure define a convoluted air flow path from the vent opening through the first open side of the box structure, inward through the box structure from the first open side toward and around the free end of the baffle, and further through the box structure from the free end of the baffle to the second open side to ventilate heat from the storage compartment and to inhibit debris from passing through the box structure oppositely along the convoluted air flow path and entering the storage compartment through the vent opening.

US Pat. No. 10,483,727

COOLING SYSTEM FOR TANKS

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

7. A tank assembly having heat-generating equipment contained therein, comprising:a tank having an opening;
wherein the tank houses a disconnector switch and a circuit breaker operatively connected to the disconnector switch;
a heat pipe having a side fixed to the tank and sealing the opening,
wherein an interior of the heat pipe contains a liquid and a gas,
wherein the sealing of the opening of the tank prevents the liquid and the gas from entering the tank,
wherein the heat pipe extends beyond a side of the tank, and
wherein the heat pipe has a cooling portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,725

CARRIER RAIL HOUSING AND ELECTRONIC MODULE WITH A CARRIER RAIL HOUSING AND CONTROL SYSTEM

1. A carrier rail housing suitable for attaching to a carrier rail including two holding legs that extend in the longitudinal direction and face outwards, the carrier rail housing comprising:a carrier rail receiving opening into which the holding legs of the carrier rail are insertable;
a locking mechanism to secure the holding legs in a desired mounting position inside the carrier rail receiving opening, the locking mechanism comprising two locking slides arranged to be displaceable on a mounting side of the carrier rail housing and configured to be interlocked with the carrier rail housing in a locking position;
at least one plug-in contact element arranged inside the carrier rail housing so as to face in the direction of the carrier rail receiving opening, the plug-in contact element including a plurality of plug-in contacts; and
at least one bus connector into which at least some of the plug-in contacts of the plug-in contact element are insertable, the at least one bus connector being connectable to a plug-in contact element of at least one additional carrier rail housing, wherein the bus connector comprises a base body with two mutually opposite ends, on each of which an inclined surface is formed, wherein the inclined surfaces are configured to move the locking slides outwards when the bus connector is inserted into the carrier rail receiving opening of the carrier rail housing,
wherein each of the locking slides comprises a first end that comprises a holding section that extends in sections into the carrier rail receiving opening in the locking position, so that the bus connector is secured between the holding sections of the locking slides and the plug-in contact element inside the carrier rail receiving opening.

US Pat. No. 10,483,723

POWER AMPLIFICATION DEVICE

ENE29 S.A.R.L., Luxembou...

1. Power amplification device capable of being powered by one single input voltage and comprising a switching module, said switching module comprising a first discharge electrode and a second discharge electrode, arranged opposite one another at a predetermined set distance defining a space for generating an electric arc, and a triggering means located near said space and being configured to trigger the formation of said electric arc in said space, said power amplification device comprising a triggering module configured to:convert the input voltage into a first supply voltage and into a second supply voltage,
detect an activation event,
generate, from the first supply voltage, an activation signal when an activation event has been detected,
generate, from the second supply voltage, a pulse command when an activation signal has been generated, and
transmit the pulse command generated to the triggering means of the switching module, so that the triggering means triggers the formation of an electric arc between the first discharge electrode and the second discharge electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,722

DEVICES WITH ULTRA-SMALL VERTICAL CAVITY SURFACE EMITTING LASER EMITTERS INCORPORATING BEAM STEERING

Sense Photonics, Inc., D...

1. A laser array, comprising:a plurality of laser emitters arranged in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns on a substrate that is non-native to the plurality of laser emitters; and
a plurality of driver transistors on the substrate adjacent one or more of the laser emitters,
wherein a first subset of the plurality of laser emitters comprises a string of laser emitters that are connected such that an anode of at least one laser emitter of the first subset is connected to a cathode of an adjacent laser emitter of the first subset,
wherein a driver transistor of the plurality of driver transistors is configured to control a current flowing through the string to simultaneously activate at least two of the plurality of laser emitters,
wherein the plurality of laser emitters and the plurality of driver transistors are part of a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system, and
wherein the plurality of driver transistors are configured to, activate the first subset of the plurality of laser emitters at a first non-zero power level and to activate a second subset of the plurality of laser emitters at a second non-zero power level, different from the first non-zero power level.

US Pat. No. 10,483,721

REFLECTOR, VERTICAL CAVITY LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A vertical cavity light-emitting device comprising:a semiconductor substrate having a hexagonal crystal structure;
a line mask extending linearly along at least a [11-20] direction, a [-12-10] direction, and a [2-1-10] direction on a c-plane of the semiconductor substrate;
a first reflector formed on an exposed region exposed from the line mask on the c-plane of the semiconductor substrate, the first reflector comprising a high refractive index semiconductor film and a low refractive index semiconductor film having a refractive index smaller than that of the high refractive index semiconductor film, the high refractive index semiconductor film and the low refractive index semiconductor film being alternately layered;
a light-emitting structure layer formed on the first reflector; and
a second reflector disposed on the light-emitting structure layer so as to be opposed to the first reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,483,720

LASER DEVICE WITH A BEAM CARRYING CONTROLLED ORBITAL ANGULAR MOMENTUM

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER...

1. A laser device for generating a helical-shaped phase optical wave, the laser device comprising:a gain region located between one first end defined by a first mirror and a second end defined by an exit region;
a second mirror configured to form, with the first mirror, an optical cavity including the gain region and a gap between the exit region and the second mirror;
means for pumping the gain region so as to generate the optical wave;
at least one means for transverse filtering the optical wave configured for selecting at least one rotary-symmetrical transverse mode of the optical wave, said rotary-symmetrical transverse mode being chosen among those with a radial index equal to zero and with an azimuthal index being an integer with a module higher or equal to 1; and
the at least one means for transverse filtering the optical wave comprises the following functionalized areas:
a center-discoidal area providing high losses between a minimum phase shift value and a maximum phase shift value, and
a first annular area, located around the center-longitudinal axis and a second annular area located around the first annular area, wherein said first annular area and said second annular area each provide modal azimuthal graded phase shift; and
a functionalized absorbing area or pumping area, located on a peripheral region, which is outside of the first annular area.

US Pat. No. 10,483,719

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES WITH DEPLETED HETEROJUNCTION CURRENT BLOCKING REGIONS

University of Central Flo...

19. A semiconductor vertical resonant cavity light source, comprising:an upper mirror comprising alternating low refractive index mirror layers and high refractive index mirror layers and a lower mirror comprising alternating low refractive index mirror layers and high refractive index mirror layers;
at least one active region for light generation between said upper mirror and said lower mirror;
at least one cavity spacer layer between at least one of said upper mirror and said lower mirror and said active region;
said light source including an inner mode confinement region and an outer current blocking region;
a depleted heterojunction current blocking region (DHCBR) including a depleting impurity region comprising a first depleting impurity specie comprising a Column II acceptor and a second depleting impurity comprising oxygen within said outer current blocking region of at least one of said upper mirror, said lower mirror, and said active region, and
a middle layer including a conducting channel within said inner mode confinement region that is framed by said DHCBR,
wherein said DHCBR forces current flow into said conducting channel during normal operation of said light source.

US Pat. No. 10,483,716

PHOTONIC DEVICE COMPRISING A LASER OPTICALLY CONNECTED TO A SILICON WAVE GUIDE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING SUCH A PHOTONIC DEVICE

1. Photonic device comprising:a support,
an intermediate layer in contact with the support and comprising at least one dielectric material and a first and second excess thickness of silicon, the first and second excess thicknesses of silicon being separated from each other by a space,
a first silicon layer in contact with the intermediate layer opposite the support, the first silicon layer comprising at least part of the thickness of a waveguide, and first to fifth waveguide sections distinct from the waveguide, the first to the fifth waveguide sections succeeding each other and being optically connected to the waveguide by at least either the first or the fifth waveguide section, the second, the fourth and the third waveguide sections facing the first and second excess thicknesses and the space, respectively,
a first dielectric layer covering the first silicon layer opposite the intermediate layer,
a gain structure comprising at least one gain medium capable of emitting light, the gain structure having a central portion facing the space and a first and a second end facing the first and the second excess thicknesses, thus the central portion of the gain structure with the space and the third waveguide section forms a hybrid laser waveguide, the second and the fourth waveguide sections, the first and the second excess thicknesses of silicon and the first and the second ends of the gain structure forming a first and a second optical transition zone of an optical mode between the hybrid laser waveguide and the first and fifth waveguide sections respectively,
a feedback structure to form an oscillating cavity comprising at least part of the gain medium so as to form a laser optically connected to the waveguide by at least either the first or the fifth waveguide section.

US Pat. No. 10,483,714

Q-SWITCHED LASER WITH STABILIZED OUTPUT ENERGY

SAAB AB, Linkoeping (SE)...

1. A laser arrangement (1), arranged to output energy in the form of laser emission, for emitting controlled Q-switched laser emission, the arrangement comprising:a gain medium (2) arranged to be excited when pumped;
an optical resonator (3);
an active Q-switch (4) arranged in the optical resonator, said active Q-switch (4) being controllable between at least a high loss state and a low loss state, and being configured to introduce loss in the optical resonator to prevent lasing in the high loss state and to affect lasing minimally in the low loss state;
a photodetector (5) configured to detect the presence of a free running pulse (1?) generated by the optical resonator and which occurs when a lasing threshold is reached; and
a processing circuitry (6) configured to control (S4) of the state of the active Q-switch based on the detection of the free running pulse.

US Pat. No. 10,483,707

PLUGGABLE MODULE WITH COAXIAL CONNECTOR INTERFACE

Methode Electronics, Inc....

1. A pluggable module comprising:a housing having a first end and an opposite second end,
an edge connector disposed at the first end,
an F-type coaxial connector at the second end, the F-type coaxial connector electrically connected to the edge connector, the edge connector for pluggably mating the first end of the housing within a host receptable; and
a miniature balun disposed within the module and electrically connected between the F-type coaxial connector and the edge connector, the miniature balun for converting between a single-ended input to a differential load of signal processing component.

US Pat. No. 10,483,706

SOLENOID COIL WITH REPLACEABLE STATUS INDICATOR LIGHT

AUTOMATIC SWITCH COMPANY,...

1. A solenoid coil assembly, comprising:a solenoid coil operable to actuate a valve connected to the solenoid coil;
a light source affixed adjacent to the solenoid coil; and
an electrical splitter adapter disposed between the solenoid coil and the light source, the electrical splitter adapter having electrical contacts that connect the solenoid coil in electrical parallel to the light source;
wherein the electrical splitter adapter is configured to be connected to an AC power source and to provide power from the AC power source to both the solenoid coil and the light source; and
further comprising a rectifier disposed between the electrical splitter adapter and the light source, the rectifier being operable to convert AC power from the AC power source to DC power.

US Pat. No. 10,483,696

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING AN IMPROVED ANNULAR WALL

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing comprising a base portion and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base portion;
a plurality of conductive terminals affixed to the insulative housing and each having a contacting portion disposed in the tongue portion; and
a metallic shielding shell enclosing the insulative housing for forming a receiving room and having a first wall, a second wall opposite to the first wall, and a pair of lateral walls connecting the first wall and the second wall; wherein
a thickness of the first wall is smaller than that of the lateral walls; and
the base portion comprises a pair of resisting recesses located at a front end and a fixing slot communicating with the resisting recesses and extending laterally, the inner wall of the shielding shell comprises a pair of tubers resisting against the resisting recesses, the tongue portion comprises a stepped portion abutting with the base portion and a flat portion extending forwardly from the stepped portion, and the electrical connector further comprises a ground plate having a front covering portion exposed to the stepped portion and a rear covering portion attached to the fixing slot; and
the insulative housing comprises a mounting portion located at a rear end of the base portion and having a fixing groove with an opening upwardly and a pair of resisting tubers located laterally besides the fixing groove in symmetry, the first wall comprises a pair of resisting protrusions extending obliquely in the receiving room, the resisting protrusions resist against the fixing groove and the resisting tubers, and the tubers resist against a front end of the rear covering portion extending to the fixing slot.

US Pat. No. 10,483,690

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

VADovations, Inc., Oklah...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a plug comprising a body portion having a plurality of electrical contacts on an interior of the body portion; and
a receptacle comprising a plurality of annular electrical contacts that contact the plurality of electrical contacts on the plug when the plug is mated to the receptacle, wherein the plug can be rotated within the receptacle while maintaining electrical contact between the plurality of annular electrical contacts on the receptacle and the plurality of electrical contacts on the plug wherein each of the plurality of annular electrical contacts in the receptacle comprises a substantially cylindrical member having an offset slit that gives each of the plurality of annular electrical contacts a spring-like action when the plug is mated to the receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,483,688

MAGNETICALLY ACTIVATED LATCH MECHANISM

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A magnetic receptacle, comprising:an electronic connector having an engagement feature on one or more sides of the electronic connector, the engagement feature configured to engage a latching feature on a magnetic protrusion; and
one or more receptacle magnets positioned adjacent the magnetic receptacle configured to laterally move the latching feature on the magnetic protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,687

TOLERANCE ABSORBING STRUCTURE OF POWER SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION BOX AND VEHICLE CIRCUIT BODY

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A tolerance absorbing structure of a power supply distribution box, comprising:a conductor connection member to which one end part of a flat distribution member is connected and fixed;
a storage case that includes a connection opening member into which the conductor connection member is inserted, and fixed to a vehicle body;
an elastic support member that supports the conductor connection member movably in a three-dimensional direction with respect to the connection opening member; and
a flexible conductor that connects a substrate connection part of a circuit conductor stored in the storage case and the conductor connection member with an extra length.

US Pat. No. 10,483,686

HIGH-SAFETY POWER STRIP

Shenzhen HUYUAN Electric ...

1. A high-safety power strip comprising:a power strip body, having a plurality of three-hole and/or two-hole jacks for connecting with at least one plug; and
a protective housing having an opening at one side thereof, the protective housing being connected with the power strip body,
wherein the jacks are located in the protective housing and face an inner wall of the protective housing;
wherein the protective housing is connected to the power strip body by at least one joint structure;
wherein each of the at least one joint structure comprises a clamping bar arranged on an inner wall of the protective housing, and a slot provided on the power strip body, and the clamping bar is engagable with the slot by means of inserting.

US Pat. No. 10,483,685

WATERPROOF COVER, CONNECTION DEVICE AND MOBILE TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A waterproof cover for a connector, comprising:a water blocking portion, configured to surround a periphery of the connector; and
a sealing portion, fastened to an end of the water blocking portion, and configured to be sleeved on a tail end of the connector to seal the tail end of the connector, to block water in a space between the water blocking portion and the connector,
wherein an inner sidewall of the water blocking portion is provided with a groove matching an elastic piece that is extended outward from an inner sidewall of a through hole provided on an insertion board of the connector, the insertion board being extended from a head end of the connector to the tail end of the connector opposite to the head end, and the elastic piece being configured to, when an external plug is inserted into the connector, press against the external plug to stabilize a connection between the external plug and the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,483,684

HOUSING FOR A USB CONNECTOR PLUG

UCB BIOPHARMA SPRL, Brus...

1. A housing for a USB connector plug comprisinga body for partly surrounding said USB connector plug, said body defining a forward aperture from which a plug head of the USB connector plug extends and a rearward aperture from which a cable of the USB connector plug extends,
the body having an outer form, which defines on a first surface thereof, a thumb pad and on a second opposing surface, a finger pad,
wherein said outer form of the body is provided with a thumb push element that stands proud from a forward part of said thumb pad,
wherein the outer form of the body defines a circular or ovular tablet profile with the thumb pad on a first face of the circular or ovular tablet profile and the finger pad on a second opposing face of the circular or ovular tablet profile, and
wherein the thumb pad defines a concave dish profile and the finger pad defines a concave tunnel profile.

US Pat. No. 10,483,682

ANTI-ABRASION CONNECTOR

AMPHENOL EAST ASIA ELECTR...

1. An anti-abrasion connector comprising a casing and a main body;the casing comprising a tube structure mounted around the main body;
the main body comprising a terminal cavity for the terminal to be inserted therein;
the casing comprising at least two protection members;
the protection members disposed on an inner side of an edge of the casing; each of the protection members comprising a connection body and a protection body, respectively;
the connection body formed in a curve-shaped structure and connected with the corresponding edge of the casing;
the protection body formed in a cuboid shape and connected with the casing through the corresponding connection body; and
when the casing is mounted around the main body, each of the protection bodies covering an inner wall of the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,483,680

DECORATIVE CONCEALED OUTLET DEVICE AND SYSTEM

TALONTED GROUP, INC., Ju...

1. A decorative cover frame for completely concealing an appearance of an outlet in a decorated surface, comprising:a substantially planar body having a decorative element mount surface and an outlet facing surface disposed opposite the decorative element mount surface, wherein the decorative element mount surface includes grooved surface features disposed therein, and wherein an area of the substantially planar body comprises a solid material that completely covers an area of the outlet;
a frame retaining protrusion extending outwardly from the outlet facing surface; and
a decorative element support ridge extending outwardly from the decorative element mount surface along peripheral edges of the substantially planar body forming a recessed area disposed inside the peripheral edges of the substantially planar body, wherein the recessed area is configured to receive a decorative element matching a decorative element of the decorated surface.

US Pat. No. 10,483,678

VEHICLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a base member disposed on an exterior portion of a vehicle;
a port disposed within a surface of the base member;
a wireless transceiver disposed within the vehicle; and
a controller configured to selectively activate the port based on an authentication of an electronic device, wherein the controller activates the port when the electronic device is authenticated within the vehicle and further wherein the controller is associated with the wireless transceiver and is configured to store information about one or more authenticated electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 10,483,676

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH A LATCH STRUCTURE

F TIME TECHNOLOGY INDUSTR...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a housing comprising at least one insertion slot extended through opposing front and rear sides thereof, an engagement groove located on each of two opposite lateral sides thereof and extended to opposing top and bottom sides thereof, a locating groove located on each of said two opposite lateral sides and at least one opening located in each said locating groove in communication with one respective said insertion slot;
two latches respectively and detachably attached to the two opposite lateral sides of said housing, each said latch comprising a ring hook hooked in one respective said engagement groove and a latch plate engaged into respective said locating groove, said latch plate having at least one curved engagement surface respectively engaged into one respective said opening and one respective said insertion slot; and
at least one conductive component respectively inserted into said at least one insertion slot, each said conductive component comprising a conducting connector located at a front end thereof and a locating groove extended around the periphery thereof and engaged by one respective said curved engagement surface of one respective said latch plate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,675

CONNECTOR WITH PROTRUSIONS NEAR CONTACT PIECES

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. A connector comprising:a plurality of terminals configured to connect to electric wires;
a bus bar configured to electrically connects the plurality of terminals to one another; and
a housing that comprises a plurality of terminal receiving chambers and a bus bar receiving chamber, the terminal receiving chambers configured to receive and position the plurality of terminals therein, and the bus bar receiving chamber configured to receive the bus bar,
wherein the bus bar comprises a plurality of contact pieces, a coupling portion, and support portions, the contact pieces being brought into contact with elastically contactable contact point portions provided in the plurality of terminals, the plurality of contact pieces extending in one and the same direction, the coupling portion coupling the plurality of contact pieces, the support portions extending in an extension direction of the plurality of contact pieces from both end portions of the coupling portion in its widthwise direction respectively, protrusions being provided in the support portions and being configured to be locked to the bus bar receiving chamber,
wherein a position where the plurality of contact pieces make contact with the contact point portions of the plurality of terminals and a position where the protrusions are locked to the bus bar receiving chamber are set to be aligned with each other in a longitudinal direction of the housing such that the protrusions are inserted into the housing as far along the longitudinal direction as at least a portion of the plurality of contact pieces in contact with the contact point portions,
wherein the position, where the plurality of contact pieces make contact with the contact point portions of the plurality of terminals, is a first position,
wherein the position, where the protrusions are locked to the bus bar receiving chamber, is a second position,
wherein, in a cross-section through the housing and perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, the first position and the second position are adjacent to each other in the cross-section, and
wherein the protrusions are closer to tin ends of the contact nieces than to an end of the bus bar opposite the tip ends.

US Pat. No. 10,483,673

INTERPOSER DEVICE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An interposer for connecting a module to an M.2 printed circuit board (PCB) socket comprising:an M.2 connector to couple the interposer to the M.2 PCB socket, the M.2 connector formed to mate with the M.2 PCB socket and associated with a first M.2 keying; and
an interposer socket to couple the interposer to the module, the interposer socket associated with a different keying relative to the M.2 PCB socket, the module comprising a module connector to mate with the interposer socket,
wherein the interposer is dimensioned such that the length of the interposer plus the length of the module is equal to a distance between the M.2 PCB socket and a mounting hole defined in PCB to which the M.2 PCB socket is coupled.

US Pat. No. 10,483,671

ELECTRICAL PLUG-IN CONNECTOR, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRICAL PLUG-IN CONNECTOR

1. An electrical plug-in connector for interconnecting contacts of a first contact carrier and of a second contact carrier, comprising:an electrical connector element that is inserted in a chamber in a housing body when in an inserted position, such that the electrical connector element forms, on a first connection side of the housing body, a first electrical contact portion for plug-in connection to the contact of the first contact carrier and, on a second connection side of the housing body, a second electrical contact portion for connection to the contact of the second contact carrier,
wherein the electrical connector element is inserted at least in portions into the chamber via a side insertion opening when in the inserted position and comprises at least one clamping slot for being held on the housing body, which clamping slot is open towards an outer edge of the electrical connector element, which outer edge is on a side of the electrical connector element from which the first electrical contact portion extends longitudinally, the clamping slot being configured such that the electrical connector element is clampingly placed on a housing rib of the housing body by the clamping slot.

US Pat. No. 10,483,670

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An electrical connector for circuit boards comprising:terminals having formed therein connecting portions configured to be connected to a circuit board at one end in the longitudinal direction of said terminals and contact portions configured to be placed in contact with a counterpart connector component at the other end, and
a housing holding a plurality of said terminals in place in array form, said housing having disposed therein the contact portions of the above-mentioned terminals, wherein:
the housing is formed such that it is divided into a receiving-side housing, which accommodates the contact portions of the terminals and receives a counterpart connector component such that said counterpart connector component is placed in contact with the contact portions, and a board-side housing formed separately from the receiving-side housing, which holds the terminals in place in sections more proximal to the connecting portions than to the above-mentioned contact portions and which is mounted to a circuit board, and
the receiving-side housing and the board-side housing are molded as a single unit from an injection molding to mold the receiving side housing and an integral molding on the board-side housing with the receiving-side housing.

US Pat. No. 10,483,669

UNITARY RF CONNECTOR FOR A BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTION AND A GANGED CONNECTOR INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF SUCH UNITARY CONNECTOR, FOR A MULTIPLE BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTION

RADIALL, Aubervilliers (...

1. A unitary RF connector, intended in particular to link two printed circuit boards, comprising:a central rigid RF line comprising a conductive element rigidly retained within an electrical insulating body which is rigid and comprises two end faces;
at least one flexible RF line comprising a conductive element linked to the conductive element of the central rigid line and being able to flex toward one of the end faces of the insulating body taking a closer position to the one of the end faces when acted upon by a pressure force of a complementary connection element;
an electromagnetic shield of the central rigid RF line, which is retained outside the insulating body, wherein the electromagnetic shield comprises flexible cuts or tabs allowing a floating mounting of the unitary RF connector into a holder.

US Pat. No. 10,483,668

CONNECTOR AND CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY

JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONIC...

1. A connector for connecting a first circuit board having a first contact portion that is bendable and a second circuit board having a second contact portion that is bendable, the connector comprising:a first connector portion in which one or more projections project from a surface of a base plate; and
a second connector portion formed of a fitting plate in which one or more fitting holes corresponding to the one or more projections are formed,
wherein the first contact portion is formed on a surface of a first protruding piece protruding from the first circuit board and having insulation properties,
wherein the second contact portion is formed on a surface of a second protruding piece protruding from the second circuit board and having insulation properties,
wherein at least either the one or more projections or the one or more fitting holes have elasticity, and
wherein when the one or more projections of the first connector portion are fitted in the one or more fitting holes of the second connector portion as catching the first contact portion of the first circuit board and the second contact portion of the second circuit board with the first and second contact portions facing and being overlapped on each other, one of a bottom surface of the first protruding piece and a bottom surface of the second protruding piece is in contact with the lateral surface of the one or more projections, while the other of the bottom surface of the first protruding piece and the bottom surface of the second protruding piece is in contact with the inner surface of the one or more fitting holes, the first contact portion of the first circuit board and the second contact portion of the second circuit board are elastically pressed against each other and contacted to each other to establish electrical connection therebetween in a space between a lateral surface of the one or more projections and an inner surface of the one or more fitting holes.

US Pat. No. 10,483,666

SOCKET RECEIVING AN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT HAVING A PLURALITY OF CONTACT PADS

Tyco Electronics Japan G....

1. A socket, comprising:(a) a housing made of an insulating board and having:
(1) a plurality of passageways arranged over the housing, each of the passageways extending through the housing from a first surface of the housing to an opposite second surface of the housing and having an inner wall surface plated with a conductive material; and
(2) a first conductive pad formed on the first surface of the housing so as to correspond to one of the passageways, the first conductive pad being electrically continuous with the conductive material of the inner wall surface of the passageway and extending from the passageway; and
(b) a plurality of first contacts arranged on the first surface of the housing and each corresponding to one of the plurality of passageways, each of the first contacts includes:
(1) a first contact portion positioned above the first surface of the housing and configured to be elastically deformed by a first contact pad electrically connected with the first contact;
(2) a first insertion portion inserted into one of the passageways and configured to be elastically deformed and pressed by the inner wall surface of the passageway;
(3) a first joint portion joined to the first conductive pad; and
(4) a raised portion extending from the first joint portion in a direction perpendicular to the first joint portion, the raised portion is disposed on a side of the first joint portion opposite the first contact portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,665

GROUND TERMINAL AND WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. A ground terminal comprising:a conductor connecting portion to which a linear conductor is connected;
a plurality of fastening portions each of which is connected to the conductor connecting portion, is formed into a planar shape, and is configured to be individually fastened to a grounding surface through a respective fastening member of a plurality of fastening members in a state of facing the grounding surface; and
a deformation portion that is located between the fastening portions, connects the fastening portions and is deformed more easily than the fastening portions,
wherein the plurality of fastening portions each have a fastening hole,
wherein the deformation portion includes a thin portion that is formed to be thinner than the fastening portions,
wherein the thin portion has a recess at a lower side surface side facing the grounding surface, and a planar upper side surface, opposite the lower side surface and facing away from the grounding surface,
wherein the planar upper side surface and the plurality of fastening portions are in a same plane, and
wherein end portions of the thin portion in a direction orthogonal to both an extension direction and a fastening direction, have a curved shale, the extension direction being a direction along which the plurality of fastening portions are arranged and the fastening direction being a direction in which the plurality of fastening members fasten the plurality of fastening portions to the grounding surface.

US Pat. No. 10,483,664

ELECTRONIC TERMINAL BLOCK FOR A DATA BUS

Beckhoff Automation GmbH,...

1. An electronic terminal block for a data bus having:control electronics comprising a first and a second data-bus-contacting unit connected via an internal data-bus line and a connecting unit for connecting bus subscribers;
a metal housing in which the control electronics are arranged and which comprises a first housing face having a receptacle in a carrier rail, a second housing face having a recess for the connecting unit of the control electronics, a first housing side face, a first opening for the first data-bus-contacting unit, and a second housing side face opposite to the first housing side face, which comprises a first opening for the second data-bus-contacting unit of the control electronics;
a first coupling plate for mounting onto the first housing side face, which comprises a first recess having an engagement feature in the region of the first opening of the first housing side face; and
a second coupling plate for mounting onto the second housing side face, which comprises a first recess having an engagement feature in the region of the first opening of the second housing side face;
wherein the first and second coupling plates are made of a non-metallic material; and
wherein the engagement features comprise protruding enclosures.

US Pat. No. 10,483,662

CONNECTOR WITH L-SHAPED COAXIAL TERMINALS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A connector, comprising:L-shaped coaxial terminals having an internal terminal and an external terminal provided on the outer periphery of the internal terminal,
shielding members, formed from an electrically conductive material, that shield the coaxial terminals, and
a housing, formed from an insulating material, having provided therein L-shaped terminal holding portions that hold the coaxial terminals and shielding members, wherein:
the external terminal has
a conductor mounting portion that extends in a forward-rearward direction and is used to mount an outer conductor of a coaxial cable, and
a terminal connecting portion that extends downwardly from the front end side of the conductor mounting portion and is used for connecting to an external terminal of a coaxial terminal in a counterpart connector;
the shielding members
cover a section in the external terminal extending from a bottom face of the front end portion of the conductor mounting portion to the rear face of the upper end portion of the terminal connecting portion and, additionally,
electrically connect the conductor mounting portion to the terminal connecting portion, and form an electrical path in the external terminal that passes through an area extending from below the front end portion of the conductor mounting portion to the rear of the upper end portion of the terminal connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,657

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR ELECTRIC WIRE HAVING TERMINAL

Yazaki Corporation, Mina...

1. A manufacturing method for an electric wire having a terminal, comprising:a step of connecting a plurality of core wires by an ultrasonic connection process to form a connected core wire;
a step of arranging the connected core wire on a base bottom part of a terminal between a pair of crimping pieces extended from the base bottom part;
a step of setting the terminal on which the connected core wire is arranged on an anvil of a crimping apparatus so that the base bottom part is supported on a support surface of the anvil, under a crimper of the crimping apparatus; and
a step of crimping the terminal to the connected core wire by causing the anvil and the crimper to come close to each other and deforming the crimping pieces by an arch groove of the crimper until a space between the support surface and the arch groove defines a predetermined crimped shape,
wherein, in the step of connecting the plurality of core wires, the core wires are formed into the connected core wire having a cross-sectional rectangular shape having a width and a height in a plane orthogonal to an axis of the connected core wire, the width is not longer than a length obtained by subtracting two times a thickness of the terminal from a width of the arch groove in a state that the space defines the predetermined crimped shape,
wherein the height of the cross-sectional rectangular shape formed in the step of connecting the plurality of core wires is orthogonal to the width of the cross-sectional shape and is not shorter than a length obtained by subtracting two times the thickness of the terminal from a maximum distance between the support surface and circular arc surfaces of the arch groove in the state that the space defines the predetermined crimped shape,
wherein the arch groove has two circular arc surfaces which protrude to a direction which separates from the support surface, which extend in a length direction of the connected core wire, and which are aligned in a width direction, and
wherein, when a distance from an outer end of one of the two circular arc surfaces to an outer end of the other of the two circular arc surfaces in the width direction is a width of the arch groove, an inside distance between the pair of crimping pieces extending in a vertical direction before the step of crimping is larger than a value obtained by subtracting two times the thickness of the terminal from the width of the arch groove.

US Pat. No. 10,483,655

LOW CROSS-POLARIZATION DECADE-BANDWIDTH ULTRA-WIDEBAND ANTENNA ELEMENT AND ARRAY

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSET...

1. A modular wideband antenna element, comprising:a support structure comprising a feed network;
first and second arbitrarily-shaped radiator elements extending along a main axis of the antenna element, each of the first and second arbitrarily-shaped radiator elements comprising a plurality of disconnected metal radiator body components separated from one another along the main axis by gap regions, each of the first and second arbitrarily shaped radiator elements defining a wider end and a tapering free end to provide a tapered slot region, wherein the wider ends of the first and second arbitrarily-shaped radiator elements are located closer to the support structure than the tapering free ends of first and second arbitrarily-shaped radiator elements which are located farther from the support structure; and
capacitive enhancing elements located between the disconnected metal radiator body components and configured to couple the gap regions to one another,
wherein the first and second arbitrarily-shaped radiator elements are configured to be electrically coupled to the feed network and
wherein the first and second arbitrarily-shaped radiator elements comprise any of a Vivaldi embodiment antenna element, a Body of Revolution (BOR) element having a shape of a tapered cone, and stepped notches having a taper that is stepped upwards in flat segments.

US Pat. No. 10,483,654

AXISYMMETRIC THINNED DIGITAL BEAMFORMING ARRAY FOR REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A phased array antenna system comprising:an antenna platter;
a plurality of antenna elements distributed on the antenna platter according to a polygonal grid comprising a plurality of polygonal pairs;
wherein each polygonal pair comprises first and second polygons arranged symmetrically about a center of the antenna platter;
wherein the plurality of antenna elements in each polygon of each polygonal pair is arranged in symmetrical pairs about a center point of the polygon such that the antenna elements of each symmetrical pair are complex conjugates of one another; and
wherein the plurality of antenna elements comprise a thinned antenna array, and wherein a density of the plurality of antenna elements on the antenna platter varies as a function of distance from the center of the antenna platter.

US Pat. No. 10,483,653

FAST MEMORY ACCESS CONTROL FOR PHASE AND GAIN

INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOL...

1. An apparatus comprising:a switching circuit configured to generate a sequence of pulses in a plurality of control signals in response to a plurality of cycles of an enable signal, wherein a single one of said pulses is generated in a single one of said control signals at a time during each of said cycles of said enable signal; and
a plurality of registers hardwired as a plurality of subsets, wherein (i) each of said subsets of said registers is configured to (a) buffer a plurality of setting values received from a memory and (b) present said setting values from said registers to a plurality of transceiver circuits while a corresponding one of said control signals is in an active state, and (ii) said transceiver circuits are updated with said setting values from said registers within a predetermined time.

US Pat. No. 10,483,652

MULTI-BEAM ANTENNA AND MULTI-BEAM ANTENNA ARRAY SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-...

1. A multi-beam antenna comprising:a dielectric substrate; and
a radiating part which includes a first radiating element and a second radiating element formed on the dielectric substrate so as to radiate electromagnetic waves,
wherein the first radiating element includes a first upper radiating member which is formed on an upper portion of the dielectric substrate at one side based on a first direction of the dielectric substrate, and a first lower radiating member which is formed on a lower portion of the dielectric substrate at the other side based on the first direction of the dielectric substrate, and the second radiating element includes a second upper radiating member which is formed on the upper portion of the dielectric substrate at one side based on a second direction of the dielectric substrate, and a second lower radiating member which is formed on the lower portion of the dielectric substrate at the other side based on the second direction of the dielectric substrate,
the multi-beam antenna further comprising:
a connecting part which includes a semi-ring-shaped first connecting portion that connects the first upper radiating member and the second upper radiating member, and a semi-ring-shaped second connecting portion that connects the first lower radiating member and the second lower radiating member.

US Pat. No. 10,483,649

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED RADIATION CHARACTERISTICS FROM ANTENNAS AND RELATED COMPONENTS

Fractal Antenna Systems, ...

1. An aperture engine array comprising:one or more aperture engine panels, wherein each aperture engine panel includes
an antenna layer configured to receive and/or transmit radiofrequency energy (RF) over a range of frequencies, wherein the antenna layer is substantially lacunar so as to allow incident radiation to pass through to an adjacent layer;
a solar cell layer including a panel of solar cells configured to absorb incident radiation and provide power, wherein the solar cell layer is operative as a power source for the transmission and/or reception of RF energy; and
a backplane layer, at least a portion of which contains a surface reflective to RF energy.

US Pat. No. 10,483,645

COMBINED LOOP-DIPOLE ANTENNA ARRAY SYSTEM AND METHODS

Regents of the University...

1. A hybrid antenna array for use in acquiring data using an MRI device, the antenna array comprising:one or more loop-line structures, each loop-line structure comprising a loop element and a line element which together form a hybrid transceiver block, wherein the loop element and the line element are aligned along their respective center axes, and wherein an input coil port includes at least one of a matching capacitor or an inductor for at least one of the elements of the block.

US Pat. No. 10,483,643

SMALL ANTENNA AND CALCULATION APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A small antenna comprising:a first element that includes a pair of conductors provided by a wire, one end portion of each of the pair of conductors being a power feeding point; and
a second element that is arranged to face the first element with sandwiching a dielectric body, and includes a conductor provided by a wire, wherein:
a part of the wire of each of the first element and the second element has an inductance shape with three or more bending structures or an inductance shape with a spiral structure;
a first resonance mode, in which a current direction of current flowing through the first element is same as a current direction of current flowing through the second element, has a first resonant frequency (Fa0);
a second resonance mode, in which the current direction of current flowing through the first element is opposite to the current direction of current flowing through the second element, has a second resonant frequency (Fb0); and
a length from each power feeding point to the inductance shape is determined to hold the first resonant frequency of the first resonance mode within a range from a frequency slightly higher than the second resonant frequency of the second resonance mode to a high anti-resonant frequency of the second resonance mode, or a range from a frequency slightly lower than the second resonant frequency of the second resonance mode to a low anti-resonant frequency of the resonance mode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,638

ANTENNA REFLECTOR INTERCHANGE MECHANISM

MACDONALD, DETTWILER AND ...

1. An interchange mechanism for deploying at least one reflector for reconfiguration of an antenna, said interchange mechanism comprising:a rotary actuator having a fixed section for mounting on a structure of the antenna, and a mobile section rotating relative to the fixed section about a rotation axis;
at least one carrier for supporting the at least one reflector, the at least one carrier freely rotatably mounting on the fixed section for rotation about the rotation axis between a first angular position and a second angular position; and
an arm mounted on the mobile section and carrying a carrier engaging mechanism successively and releasably engaging the at least one carrier and displacing the at least one carrier from the first angular position to the second angular position when the arm and the mobile section rotate in a first direction;wherein the carrier engaging mechanism is a latching mechanism successively latching to the at least one carrier at the first angular position and unlatching from the at least one carrier at the second angular position.

US Pat. No. 10,483,636

ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE SHIELD BOX

ANRITSU CORPORATION, Kan...

1. An electromagnetic wave shield box including a casing body portion in which a device under test having an antenna on one surface and performs communication using a radio signal in a millimeter wave band is able to be installed, and a coupling antenna having a flat antenna surface and spatially coupled to the antenna, in the casing body portion, the electromagnetic wave shield box shielding penetration of electromagnetic waves from the outside, the electromagnetic wave shield box comprising:a coupling antenna holding portion that arranges a plurality of the coupling antennas annularly so that the antenna surfaces are directed to a center side of a ring and holds the coupling antennas;
a fixing portion that fixes the coupling antenna holding portion to a bottom surface of the casing body portion; and
a device-under-test holding portion that horizontally holds the device under test so that the one surface is directed to the coupling antenna, at a position spaced from the coupling antenna above the coupling antenna,
wherein the coupling antenna holding portion holds each coupling antenna in a posture in which the coupling antennas are inclined in the same way by a first angle with respect to a horizontal surface so that the coupling antennas are able to radiate radio waves to the device under test at the respective upper positions, a bottom angle of an isosceles triangle is set to the first angle, the ring is set to a bottom surface, a segment connecting an apex of a cone extending in the horizontal surface to a center of the coupling antenna is set to a rotation axis, and each coupling antenna is rotated by a second angle.

US Pat. No. 10,483,635

MULTI-FREQUENCY COMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA AND BASE STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A multi-frequency communications antenna, comprising:at least one low-frequency array;
at least one high-frequency array;
at least one circuit board disposed corresponding to the high-frequency array, wherein the circuit board is configured to feed power to the high-frequency array;
a reflection panel to fasten the low-frequency array and the high-frequency array, wherein a side surface of the circuit board opposite to the reflection panel includes a signal ground layer, and the signal ground layer of the circuit board is coupled to the reflection panel; and
a filtering component to decouple filtering is disposed on the circuit board, wherein a first end of the filtering component is electrically connected to the high-frequency array, and a second end of the filtering component is electrically connected to the signal ground layer of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,483,634

POSITIVE BATTERY TERMINAL ANTENNA GROUND PLANE

DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS,...

20. A method, comprising:providing a negative terminal of a primary alkaline battery, comprising a first surface area;
providing a positive terminal of a primary alkaline battery as a ground plane of an antenna, comprising a second surface area greater than the first surface area;
providing an antenna impedance matching circuit;
electrically connecting the antenna impedance matching circuit to the positive terminal of the battery;
electrically connecting the antenna impedance matching circuit to a communication circuit and an antenna; and
calculating data relating to the remaining capacity of the battery including corrections for load on the battery related to transmission and reception of data using the communication circuit, the antenna impedance matching circuit, the antenna, and the positive terminal of the primary alkaline battery.

US Pat. No. 10,483,633

MULTIFUNCTIONAL GNSS ANTENNA

Harxon Corporation, Shen...

1. A multifunctional GNSS antenna, comprising: a PCB, a first dielectric plate, and a second dielectric plate arranged in a stacked manner,the PCB having a lower surface provided with a circuit network, the circuit network being covered by a metal shield cover; the first dielectric plate having an upper surface provided with a first metal layer and a lower surface attached to an upper surface of the PCB, a first feed probe penetrating the first metal layer and the first dielectric plate to couple the first metal layer with the circuit network; a third metal layer being embedded in an edge and a lateral surface of the first dielectric plate, a third feed probe and a first short-circuit probe both penetrating the third metal layer and the first dielectric plate, and the third feed probe coupling the third metal layer with the circuit network while the first short-circuit probe shorts the third metal layer to the ground; and the second dielectric plate having an upper surface provided with a second metal layer, a second feed probe coupling the second metal layer with the circuit network after penetrating the second metal layer, the second dielectric plate, the first metal layer, and the first dielectric plate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,631

DECOUPLED CONCENTRIC HELIX ANTENNA

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. A multi-band helix antenna comprising:one or more first arms extending helically about an axis at a first distance from the axis; and
one or more second arms extending helically about the axis at a second distance from the axis that is greater than the first distance,
wherein each of the one or more second arms comprises at least one trap circuit configured to have a first impedance at a resonant frequency of the one or more first arms that breaks each of the one or more second arms into multiple sections at the resonant frequency of the one or more first arms so that the one or more second arms are decoupled from the one or more first arms at the resonant frequency of the one or more first arms and a second impedance at a resonant frequency of the one or more second arms, and the first impedance is greater than the second impedance.

US Pat. No. 10,483,630

WING LEADING EDGE ANTENNA SYSTEM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A wing leading edge antenna system (“WLEAS”), the WLEAS comprising:an upper leading edge (“LE”) of a wing of an aircraft having two LE ribs within a LE cavity and the LE cavity formed by the two LE ribs and a lower LE of the wing;
a two-dimensional non-gimbaled scannable antenna (“2D-NGSA”); and
an adapter plate attached to both of the LE ribs,
wherein the 2D-NGSA is attached to the adapter plate within the LE cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,483,629

ANTENNA BEAM POINTING SYSTEM

1. An antenna beam pointing system for a satellite system for pointing autonomously, without any information from external inputs, the transmit or the receive beam of a phased array antenna, wherein said satellite system is comprised of a plurality of satellites in a constellation, a ground segment comprised of ground stations and ground data processing units, and a user segment comprised of satellite terminals, wherein said satellite terminals are each comprised of a processing unit, a modem, a phased array antenna, an antenna control unit (ACU), a downconverter, an upconverter, a clock, an interface to an inertial reference system (IRS), an interface to a GPS sensor, a baseband interface for data communications, and an interface for data loading, the antenna beam pointing system comprised of:the processing unit configured inside said satellite terminal to host a beam pointing software algorithm;
wherein said processing unit is configured with an interface to said antenna control unit to send pointing angle information computed by said software algorithm to calculate the receive or transmit beamforming parameters of said antenna;
wherein said processing unit is configured with an interface to said modem to receive ephemeris updates from the ground segment;
wherein said processing unit is configured with an interface to said modem to send commands to the ground segment to request ephemeris updates;
wherein said processing unit is configured with said data loading interface for data loading;
wherein said software algorithm is comprised of computer executable instructions wherein the instructions are executed by processing logic to:
compute, on the order of microseconds, autonomously and indefinitely for the lifetime of each satellite in the constellation, the receive beam or transmit beam pointing angles of said antenna;
compute at any log on opportunity with the satellite system the platform position vector from GPS receivers or IRS information, wherein said platform position vector is computed using latitude, longitude and altitude, wherein said platform position vector is calculated in a geocentric coordinate reference system;
compute, autonomously and indefinitely without any information from external inputs, predicted satellite position vectors in the geocentric coordinate reference system, using orbital equations of motion and time information from a GPS input or an internal clock if GPS is not available, wherein the orbital equations of motion are estimated by a finite-term algebraic expression to any degree of accuracy, wherein said predicted satellite position vectors are the satellite position vectors of the corresponding satellites that are within view of the receive beam or transmit beam scan angle capabilities; wherein each satellite in said constellation follows a near-ideal orbit by countering the effects of orbital decay with their autonomous station keeping mechanisms and maintaining itself within an orbital uncertainty volume indefinitely for its orbital lifetime; wherein the orbital equations of motion are computed on the order of micro seconds, given the finite-term algebraic expression;
wherein the orbital equations of motion are exemplified by conditions (1), (2), (3) and (4) for first order secular perturbation
?ave=?o+¾J2(R/p)2(4-5 sin2 i)navet  (1)
?ave=?o+3/2J2(R/p)2navet cos i  (2)
Mave=Mo+navet  (3)
nave=no+3/2J2(R/p)2no(1?3/2 sin2 i)(1?e2)1/2  (4);
wherein t is time; R is the Earth's radius; i is the inclination of the plane; e is the eccentricity of the orbital ellipse; ? is the longitude of the node; M is the mean anomaly; ? argument of perigee; ? is the Earth gravitational parameter; p is the semi lactus rectum; no is the unperturbed mean motion; and J2 is a gravity perturbation constant;
wherein the orbital equations of motion can also be exemplified by perturbations of any order to any degree of accuracy by any number of algebraic terms;
compute autonomously, on the order of microseconds, the initial orbit conditions for said predicted satellite position vectors, wherein said initial conditions are the starting predicted satellite position vector and corresponding starting time of each satellite in the satellite constellation;
compute autonomously, on the order of microseconds, the range vector from the platform to the satellite using spherical trigonometry wherein said range vector is the satellite position vector minus the platform position vector;
compute autonomously, on the order of microseconds, said receive beam and said transmit beam pointing angle, wherein the pointing angles are said range vector elevation and azimuth angles with respect to the geocentric coordinate reference system plus the local basis vectors rotations for the platform yaw, pitch and roll angles with respect to the geocentric coordinate reference system, wherein the local basis vectors in an unrotated platform consist of the z axis directed in the opposite direction of the platform position vector, the y axis directed towards the right side of the platform and the x axis directed towards the platform front, wherein the local x-y plane is perpendicular to the platform position vector;
send pointing angle information to the antenna control unit to calculate the receive beam and transmit beam beamforming parameters of said antenna;
wherein the low latency computation of each satellite position vector and the antenna pointing angles information adapts the terminal to form the transmit or receive beam toward any satellite in less than 0.3 seconds during initial communications operations; wherein the low latency computation of each satellite position vector and the antenna pointing angles information adapts the terminal to form the transmit or receive beam toward any satellite in less than 0.3 seconds during handover operations; wherein the low latency computation of each satellite position vector and the antenna pointing angles information adapts the terminal to form the transmit or receive beam toward any satellite in less than 0.3 seconds during reacquisition operations;
receive and process ephemeris updates from the ground segment relayed by the modem to update the orbital equations of motion in cases where satellites deviate from their nominal positions;
and send commands to the ground segment relayed by the modem to request ephemeris updates in cases where satellites deviate from their nominal positions.

US Pat. No. 10,483,627

WRAP AROUND ANTENNA

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. An antenna comprising:an antenna assembly comprising a plurality of antenna columns arranged to be connected to form a perimeter about a central region, wherein each of the plurality of inter-connected antenna columns includes one or more radiating elements;
at least one power divider configured to distribute radio frequency (RF) signals received by a base station or combine signals received from at least one of the plurality of inter-connected antenna columns;
a plurality of respective enclosures housing the plurality of antenna columns respectively, wherein the at least one power divider is enclosed within one of the plurality of enclosures,
wherein one of the plurality of enclosures is connected to another enclosure of the plurality of enclosures via at least one hinge.

US Pat. No. 10,483,626

ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING METAL COVER AS ANTENNA RADIATOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing including a front plate and a back plate facing away from the front plate;
a display positioned within the housing and exposed through the front plate; and
a printed circuit board (PCB) interposed between the front plate and the back plate,
wherein the back plate has a quadrangular shape including a first periphery elongated in a first direction, and a second periphery shorter than the first periphery and elongated in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and includes:
a first conductive part having a quadrangular cutting elongated from a corner in the second direction, when viewed from above the back plate,
a second conductive part positioned in the cutting, when viewed from above the back plate, and
an insulating part of an L shape elongated between the first conductive part and the second conductive part, when viewed from above the back plate, and contacting the first conductive part and the second conductive part,
wherein the PCB includes:
a first ground plane interposed between the first conductive part and the front plate, elongated in the second direction, and spaced apart from the second periphery,
a second ground plane electrically connected with the first ground plane, and
at least one radio frequency communication circuit electrically connected to a first point on the first ground plane adjacent to the first periphery and a second point on the first conductive part adjacent to the second periphery,
wherein the second ground plane is elongated in the second direction parallel to the second conductive part between the second conductive part and the front plate, and
wherein at least a portion of the second ground plane is elongated and is separated from an edge of the first ground plane by a slit elongated in the second direction along a portion of the insulating part.

US Pat. No. 10,483,625

MOBILE TERMINAL AND COIL ANTENNA MODULE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:a display;
a battery;
a rear cover disposed to cover the battery;
a coil antenna module positioned between the battery and the rear cover,
wherein the coil antenna module comprises:
a base sheet;
a first coil, a second coil, and a third coil, each positioned on the base sheet; and
a magnetic sheet disposed over the first coil, the second coil and the third coil; and
a controller electrically coupled to the coil antenna module and configured to:
provide a near field communication (NFC) function using the first coil with a frequency band of 13.56 MHz;
provide a payment function using the second coil with a frequency band of 100 kHz or less; and
provide a wireless battery charging function using the third coil with a frequency band of 110 kHz to 280 kHz when the mobile terminal is placed at a wireless charging device,
wherein the coil antenna module is further configured to:
cause the second coil to not connect to the payment function while the battery is charged via the wireless battery charging function; and
connect the first coil to the NFC function while the second coil is connected to the payment function or the third coil is connected to the wireless battery charging function.

US Pat. No. 10,483,622

ANTENNA STRUCTURE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING SAME

Chiun Mai Communication S...

1. An antenna structure comprising:a metal housing, the metal housing comprising a front frame, a backboard, and a side frame, the side frame being positioned between the front frame and the backboard; wherein the side frame defines a slot, the front frame defines a groove, the groove is positioned between two ends of the slot, communicates with the slot, and extends to cut across the front frame, a first portion of the front frame positioned at a first side of the groove forms a first branch; a second portion of the front frame extending from a second side of the groove to one end of the slot forms a second branch;
a switching circuit; and
a first feed source;
wherein the first feed source is electrically connected to the first branch and the second branch, and the first branch is grounded through the switching circuit;
wherein the first feed source is further electrically connected to the first branch and the second branch through a connecting portion, the side frame comprises an end portion, a first side portion, and a second side portion, the first side portion and the second side portion are respectively connected to two ends of the end portion; the connecting portion comprises a first connecting section, a second connecting section, a third connecting section, and a fourth connecting section; one end of the first connecting section is electrically connected to the first feed source and another end of the first connecting section extends along a direction parallel to the end portion towards the first side portion; one end of the second connecting section is perpendicularly connected to the end of the first connecting section away from the first feed source and another end of the second connecting section extends along a direction parallel to the first side portion towards the end portion until the second connecting section connects to the portion of the first branch adjacent to the groove; one end of the third connecting section is connected to a junction of the first connecting section and the first feed source and another end of the third connecting section extends along a direction parallel to the second connecting section away from the end portion; one end of the fourth connecting section is perpendicularly connected to the end of the third connecting section away from the first feed source and another end of the fourth connecting section extends along a direction parallel to the first connecting section towards the second side portion until the fourth connecting section connects to the second branch.

US Pat. No. 10,483,620

EMBEDDED ANTENNA STRUCTURES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device with opposing front and rear exterior surfaces and an interior, comprising:a metal housing with an elongated opening that runs along an edge of the metal housing, wherein the metal housing has opposing first and second surfaces, wherein the first surface forms a first portion of the rear exterior surface of the electronic device, and wherein the second surface faces the interior of the electronic device;
a display mounted in the metal housing that faces the front exterior surface and is overlapped by a cover glass;
a plastic housing structure in the opening that forms a second portion of the rear exterior surface of the electronic device, wherein the plastic housing structure is a unitary housing structure, and wherein the plastic housing structure is curved to couple to the cover glass;
a first conductive antenna element that is embedded in the plastic housing structure, wherein the first conductive antenna element is completely surrounded by and in direct contact with the plastic housing structure, wherein the first conductive antenna element comprises a parasitic antenna element, and wherein the first conductive element is parallel to the curved plastic housing structure; and
a second conductive antenna element formed in the interior of the electronic device and spaced apart from the plastic housing structure and from the second surface of the metal housing.

US Pat. No. 10,483,618

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor package comprising:a lower package comprising one or more electronic devices; and
an antenna unit disposed on an upper surface of the lower package,
wherein the antenna unit includes:
a ground portion disposed on an upper surface of the lower package;
a radiating portion comprising one or more radiators disposed to be spaced apart from the ground portion; and
a support portion separating the radiating portion and the ground portion,
wherein at least a portion between the radiating portion and the ground portion is empty space.

US Pat. No. 10,483,617

PACKAGE STRUCTURE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A package structure, comprising:an insulating encapsulation comprising a first portion, a second portion and a third portion, wherein the second portion is located between the first portion and the third portion;
at least one semiconductor die encapsulated in the first portion of the insulating encapsulation, wherein the second portion and the third portion are sequentially stacked on the at least one semiconductor die;
at least one first antenna electrically connected to the at least one semiconductor die and encapsulated in the third portion of the insulating encapsulation; and
at least one second antenna electrically connected to the at least one semiconductor die and encapsulated in the second portion of the insulating encapsulation.

US Pat. No. 10,483,613

TELESCOPIC ANTENNA MAST

Maverick Inc., Fremont, ...

1. An antenna system, comprisinga base section;
a plurality of movable antenna sections adapted to fit inside of the base section, each movable antenna section including an outside section and an inside section, wherein the outside section has a plurality of threaded section locks penetrating through threads on the inside and outside sections to extend at least 0.5 inch beyond the inside section to prevent the inside section from collapsing into the outside section in an extended mode; and
a lock pin centrally positioned between the section locks to receive an actuator to extend the antenna section.

US Pat. No. 10,483,611

WAVEGUIDE/TRANSMISSION LINE CONVERTER CONFIGURED TO FEED A PLURALITY OF ANTENNA ELEMENTS IN AN ANTENNA DEVICE

Japan Radio Co., Ltd., T...

1. A waveguide/transmission line converter configured to convert power transmitted by a waveguide and power transmitted by at least one transmission line to each other, the waveguide/transmission line converter comprising:the waveguide having two wide walls and two narrow walls;
a dielectric substrate arranged in a manner blocking an opening of the waveguide;
a short-circuit metal layer arranged on a surface of the dielectric substrate and outside of the waveguide, and held at a potential which is the same as a potential of the waveguide either by a metal member penetrating the dielectric substrate along cross-sections of the two wide walls of the waveguide and not along cross-sections of the two narrow walls of the waveguide or by a metal member penetrating the dielectric substrate along the cross-sections of the two wide walls and a cross-section of one of the two narrow walls of the waveguide and not along a cross-section of the other of the two narrow walls of the waveguide; and
a matching element arranged on a surface of the dielectric substrate and inside the waveguide, coupled to the transmission line, and having a resonant length in an electric field direction inside the waveguide and in a feed power direction of the transmission line, wherein the resonant length is adapted to set up, as a standing wave, an electromagnetic wave transmitting the power transmitted by the waveguide and having an effective wavelength in a surrounding environment of the dielectric substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,605

BATTERY COOLING SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A battery cooling system for a vehicle, comprising:a battery module supplying drive energy to the vehicle;
a liquid supply unit supplying liquid to the battery module; and
an injection unit configured such that a first side thereof is connected to the liquid supply unit to be supplied with liquid from the liquid supply unit and a second side thereof is adjacent to the battery module to supply the liquid supplied from the liquid supply unit to an outer surface of the battery module, thereby cooling the battery module by using latent heat of evaporation of the liquid,
wherein a vehicle body is provided with an induction tube configured to collect liquid outside the vehicle and supply the same to the liquid supply unit, such that the liquid supply unit is constantly filled with liquid to cool the battery module without the liquid being separately supplied to the liquid supply unit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,604

BATTERY PACK

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A battery pack comprising:a battery assembly including a plurality of batteries;
a fluid drive member that drives fluid cooling the battery assembly;
a housing housing the battery assembly and the fluid drive member;
a circulation passage defined in the housing to form a series of flow channels for the fluid flowing out of the fluid drive member to flow back into the fluid drive member after exchanging heat with the batteries; and
a plurality of beams disposed integrally with a bottom wall of the housing to support the battery assembly from a lower side, wherein
the circulation passage includes
a first fluid passage defined between the battery assembly and a wall of the housing that is a heat dissipation portion which dissipates heat to an outside of the housing through a contact with the fluid flowing out of the fluid drive member,
a battery passage defined between the batteries adjacent to each other in the battery assembly, and
a second fluid passage downstream of the battery passage and extending toward an inflow portion of the fluid drive member,
the first fluid passage, the battery passage, and the second fluid passage are a series of passages provided for the fluid flowing through the first fluid passage to flow into the second fluid passage by passing through the battery passage,
the second fluid passage is surrounded by at least the beams, the bottom wall, and a lower end of the battery assembly,
the second fluid passage is one of two second fluid passages defined on respective sides of one of the plurality of beams,
the one of the plurality of beams has a through hole that defines a communication passage connecting the two second fluid passages with each other,
the fluid drive member has an outlet port positioned in a side wall passage of the first fluid passage defined between the battery assembly and a first side wall of the housing adjacent to the bottom wall,
the housing has a top wall,
the first side wall is adjacent to the top wall and to the bottom wall,
the housing further has a second side wall adjacent to the top wall and the bottom wall and perpendicular to the first side wall,
the first fluid passage further has a top wall passage defined between the side wall passage and the battery passage in a flow direction of the fluid,
the side wall passage is defined by between the battery assembly and the first side wall to extend parallel to the first side wall,
the outlet port of the fluid drive member is adjacent to a battery of the plurality of batteries that is closest to the second side wall, and
the battery pack further includes:
a first internal fin protruding from an inner side of the second side wall;
a second internal fin protruding from an inner side of the top wall; and
an external fin disposed on an outer side of the second side wall at a position corresponding to the first internal fin.

US Pat. No. 10,483,603

PERISTALTIC PUMP FOR TRACTION BATTERY THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A traction battery thermal management system comprising:a traction battery pack;
a conduit system providing a path for coolant to enter and exit the traction battery pack and including a conduit;
a sensor to measure conditions of the traction battery pack and the conduit system;
a peristaltic pump having an emitter comprised of at least one electromagnet arranged with the conduit; and
a control system to activate the peristaltic pump based on signals from the sensor to adjust at least one portion of the conduit to influence a flow rate of the coolant flowing therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,483,601

BATTERY PACK WITH ENCLOSED HEATER

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A battery pack comprising:a cell stack including a plurality of battery cells arrayed in one direction;
a housing case housing the cell stack; and
a heater configured to increase temperature of the battery cells, wherein
the heater being arranged on top of a bottom part of the housing case inside the housing case such that the heater is separated from a cell bottom part of the battery cell vertically downwardly,
a space between the bottom part of the housing case and the cell bottom part of the battery cell being a closed space in a section in a direction orthogonal to an array direction of the plurality of battery cells,
a recessed heater installing part is provided in the bottom part of the housing case, the recessed heater installing part includes a heater installing member that includes a base part on which the heater is arranged and a pair of bottom plate parts extending from a lower surface on both sides of the base part in a direction parallel to the array direction of the battery cells, and upper surfaces of the bottom plate parts facing the closed space are positioned lower than an upper surface of the base part on which the heater is arranged,
in the section in the direction orthogonal to the array direction of the battery cells, stack support parts on both sides of the recessed heater installing part support the cell stack in a state of being in contact with the cell bottom part of the battery cell such that the closed space is defined, and
an elastic body is interposed in a contact part between the stack support part and the cell bottom part.

US Pat. No. 10,483,600

METHOD FOR OPERATING A BATTERY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:a battery; and
one or more controllers programmed to
in response to an internal resistance value of the battery exceeding a limit value, perform a desulfation procedure by charging the battery at a voltage at least equal to a temperature dependent target value that permits all cells of the battery to be completely charged within a predetermined time period to of the battery within the predetermined time period,
after completion of the desulfation procedure, activate a current supply, and in response to a time difference, between battery current exceeding a first current threshold and falling below a second current threshold, being less than a time threshold, update the internal resistance value, and
in response to the updated internal resistance value still exceeding the limit value, generate an alarm.

US Pat. No. 10,483,598

LITHIUM REPLENISHMENT CELL TO ENHANCE BEGINNING OF LIFE CAPACITY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for fabricating an electrode sandwich, comprising:responsive to an amount of cyclable lithium lost being greater than a predefined threshold, initiating, by a controller, current flow between the sandwich and a lithium replenishment electrode in ionic conductivity with the sandwich via replenishment gaps to transfer lithium thereto; and,
responsive to an amount of transferred lithium corresponding to the amount lost, hot-press sealing the replenishment gaps and detaching the replenishment electrode from the sandwich.

US Pat. No. 10,483,592

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LITHIUM ION BATTERY CELLS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of manufacturing a lithium ion battery cell, the method comprising:providing a non-aqueous liquid electrolyte solution comprising a lithium salt and a nonaqueous, aprotic organic solvent;
contacting the liquid electrolyte solution with particles of a microporous lithium ion-exchanged zeolite material such that water molecules are removed from the liquid electrolyte solution; and then
introducing the liquid electrolyte solution into an electrochemical cell assembly that includes a plurality of alternating positive and negative electrode layers having porous separator layers interposed in face-to-face contact between opposing faces of the positive and negative electrode layers,
wherein the liquid electrolyte solution is introduced into the electrochemical cell assembly such that the liquid electrolyte solution infiltrates the porous separator layers and wets the opposing faces of the positive and negative electrode layers, and
wherein the lithium ion-exchanged zeolite material comprises at least one dehydrated zeolite material having:
(i) pore openings defined by 9-membered rings and a framework type selected from the group consisting of: CHI, LOV, NAB, NAT, RSN, STT, or VSV, or
(ii) pore openings defined by 12-membered rings and a framework type selected from the group consisting of: AFI, AFR, AFS, AFY, ASV, ATO, ATS, BEA, BEC, BOG, BPH, CAN, CON, CZP, DFO, EMT, EON, EZT, FAU, GME, GON, IFR, ISV, IWR, IWV, IWW, LTL, MAZ, MEI, MOR, MOZ, MSE, MTW, NPO, OFF, OSI, -RON, RWY, SAO, SBE, SBS, SBT, SFE, SFO, SOS, SSY, USI, or VET.

US Pat. No. 10,483,591

MODIFIED TRIAZINE FUNCTIONAL COMPOUNDS

NOHMS Technologies, Inc.,...

1. An electrical energy storage device electrolyte comprising:a) an aprotic organic solvent system;
b) an alkali metal salt;
c) an additive; and
d) a modified compound comprising a triazine moiety according to the following formulas
wherein:R is a phenyl ring with at least one of the hydrogen atoms on the ring is substituted with a halogen, alkyl, alkoxy, silyl, amide, or sulfoxide, perfluorinated alkyl, silane, sulfoxide, azo, amide, ether or thioether groups or combination thereof;
Q is an alkenyl, alkylsiloxy, silyl, thioether, sulfoxide, azo, amino or silane group; and
X is (a) a linker, comprising a C1-C8 alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy, ester, carbonyl, phenyl, thioether, sulfoxide, azo or aryl group, wherein any of the carbon or hydrogen atoms therein are optionally further substituted with a halide; (b) O, S, N, or C; or (c) O, S, N, or C attached to the linker.

US Pat. No. 10,483,584

FUEL CELL DEVICE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A fuel cell device comprising:a cell stack including a plurality of unit cells that are stacked;
a case including a cover portion that covers one of side surfaces of the cell stack, the side surfaces of the cell stack extending along a stacking direction along which the plurality of unit cells are stacked;
an end plate connected to one end portion of the cover portion in the stacking direction and disposed on an outer side of the cell stack in the stacking direction; and
a fastening member that extends in parallel with the stacking direction on an opposite side of the cell stack from the cover portion, that includes one end portion in the stacking direction connected to the end plate and another end portion in the stacking direction connected to the case, and that fastens the cell stack, the end plate, and the case to each other and compresses the cell stack, the end plate, and the case in the stacking direction, wherein
a thermal expansion coefficient of the cover portion is larger than a thermal expansion coefficient of the fastening member, and
a rigidity of the fastening member is lower than a rigidity of the cover portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,583

FUEL CELL

Imperial Innovations Limi...

1. A fuel cell comprising a flow field component comprising:a first layer having first layer flow channels;
a second layer having two parallel series of flow channel connection formations, a second layer inlet port and a second layer outlet port;
a third layer having third layer flow channels; and
wherein the second layer is disposed between the first layer and the third layer,
wherein the first layer flow channels, the third layer flow channels, and the two parallel series of flow channel connection formations are connected to one another provide a plurality of discrete continuous flow paths between the second layer flow inlet port and the second layer flow outlet port of the flow field component by
a first end of a portion of the first layer flow channels communicating with a corresponding first end of a portion of the third layer flow channels via a first of the two parallel series of flow channel connection formations, and
a second end of each of the portion of the third layer flow channels communicating with a corresponding second end of each of the portion of the first layer flow channels via a second of the two parallel series of flow channel connection formations
wherein first layer flow channels and the third layer flow channels are configured to allow a flow therein to continuously travel in a direction from the second layer flow inlet port to the second layer flow outlet port.

US Pat. No. 10,483,578

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ANODE SUPPORT OF SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL, AND ANODE SUPPORT OF SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL

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

1. An anode support of a solid oxide fuel cell comprising:a structure of a metal and an inorganic oxide having oxygen ion conductivity, the structure having a treated portion and a non-treated portion, the treated portion including a surface of the anode support that contacts an electrolyte, the structure being prepared by a press and sinter operation,
wherein the surface of the treated portion that contacts the electrolyte has a plurality of pores such that the surface of the treated portion has a porosity of from 5% to 50%, each of the pores having a size from 0.1 micrometers to 1 millimeter, and
wherein the treated portion occupies from 5% to 50% of a total volume of the anode support and comprises the inorganic oxide, and
wherein the treated portion is a portion that has been treated by removing the metal using an acid.

US Pat. No. 10,483,575

FUEL CELL DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A fuel cell device configured to be operated with a natural gas, having a fuel cell unit (12) and an anode gas processor (14) arranged upstream of the fuel cell unit (12), which anode gas processor is configured to prepare the natural gas for use in the fuel cell unit (12) and which comprises a desulfurization unit (18), which is configured to desulfurize the natural gas, an oxidation unit (20), which is configured to perform partial oxidation, and a reformer unit (22), which is configured to produce at least one fuel gas, characterized by a recirculation unit (16), which is configured to supply at least a proportion of an anode waste gas from the fuel cell unit (12) to the anode gas processor (14), wherein the anode waste gas is delivered to the anode gas processor upstream of the desulfurization unit (18), and wherein the anode waste gas supplied by the recirculation unit (16) comprises steam and hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,483,573

FUEL CELL UNIT FOR USE IN AGGREGATING MULTIPLE FUEL CELLS IN PARALLEL

LG FUEL CELL SYSTEMS INC....

1. A fuel cell unit configured to connect to a positive load rail and a negative load rail, suitable for being one of a number of fuel cells connected in parallel to the positive load rail and the negative load rail, the fuel cell unit comprising a fuel cell, having a fuel cell output voltage presented between a positive fuel cell output terminal and a negative fuel cell output terminal, and a regulating voltage converter having a DC converter output voltage presented across a positive converter output terminal and a negative converter output terminal and an input configured to be driven;the regulating voltage converter being arranged so that the input is driven by the fuel cell output voltage in series with the converter output voltage; and
the converter output voltage combines with the fuel cell output voltage such that the voltage across the fuel cell and the regulating voltage converter is the same as the voltage across the positive load rail and negative load rail.

US Pat. No. 10,483,571

FUEL CELL SYSTEM

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA C...

1. A fuel cell system, comprising:a plurality of reactor vessels containing a hydrogen storage material;
a hydrogen tank storing a hydrogen gas;
a fuel cell;
a cooling device to dissipate exhaust heat from the reactor vessels or the fuel cell to outside;
a hydrogen gas line that can switch supply routes of the hydrogen gas among the reactor vessels, the hydrogen tank, and the fuel cell;
a heat exchange line that can switch circulation routes of a heat exchange medium among the reactor vessels, the fuel cell, and the cooling device; and
a control mechanism to switch the supply routes of the hydrogen gas and the circulation routes of the heat exchange medium,
wherein the hydrogen gas line includes:
a supply route (A) to supply the hydrogen gas from the hydrogen tank to at least one of the reactor vessels;
a supply route (B) to supply the hydrogen gas from at least one of the reactor vessels to the fuel cell; and
a supply route (C) to supply the hydrogen gas from the hydrogen tank to the fuel cell, supply route (C) being formed from one or more pipes or valves directly connecting the hydrogen tank to the fuel cell, and
the heat exchange line includes:
a circulation route (A) to directly circulate the heat exchange medium between at least one of the reactor vessels and the cooling device;
a circulation route (B) to circulate the heat exchange medium between at least one of the reactor vessels and the fuel cell, circulation route (B) being formed by one or more pipes or valves that directly connect the reactor vessels and the fuel cell; and
a circulation route (C) to circulate the heat exchange medium between the fuel cell and the cooling device.

US Pat. No. 10,483,568

MODULE SYSTEM OF REDOX FLOW BATTERY

OCI Company Ltd., Seoul ...

1. A module system of a redox flow battery, comprising:a first redox flow battery module configured to circulate a first electrolytic solution independently therethrough;
a second redox flow battery module configured to circulate a second electrolytic solution independently therethrough;
a first storage tank configured to store the electrolytic solution of the first redox flow battery module;
a second storage tank configured to store the first second electrolytic solution of the second redox flow battery module;
a first main pipe set connecting the first redox flow battery module fluidically to the first storage tank, the first main pipe set including a first main pipe and a second main pipe, the first main pipe configured to supply the first electrolytic solution in the first storage tank to the first redox flow battery module, the second main pipe configured to supply the first electrolytic solution in the first redox flow battery module to the first storage tank; and
a first transfer pipe and a first equilibrium pipe which are configured to allow for fluid communication between the first electrolytic solution of the first redox flow battery module and the second electrolytic solution of the second redox flow battery module,
wherein the second main pipe has a diameter greater than that of the first transfer pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,483,566

METHOD AND CONTROL SUB-SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A POWER GENERATION SYSTEM HAVING A FUEL-CELL

CUMMINS ENTERPRISE LLC, ...

1. A method for operating a power generation system comprising a fuel-cell, the method comprising:detecting a water deficient condition of the fuel-cell; and
operating, in response to detecting the water deficient condition of the fuel-cell, at least one auxiliary load of the power generation system via use of an electrical current generated by the fuel-cell to maintain a steam-carbon ratio in the fuel-cell above a threshold steam-carbon ratio value.

US Pat. No. 10,483,565

FUEL CELL DEVICE, AUTOMOBILE WITH A FUEL CELL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A FUEL CELL DEVICE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A fuel cell device for an automobile comprising:a first pipe, wherein the first pipe connects a gas tank to a fuel cell, the gas tank configured to store liquefied gas;
a second pipe having an open end and connected to the fuel cell; and
a pressure regulator,
wherein the fuel cell is arranged to be driven by evaporated liquefied gas from the gas tank, and wherein the pressure regulator is arranged to control the evaporation of the liquefied gas, and
wherein, at a parking mode or an idle mode, the pressure regulator is configured to supply the evaporated liquefied gas from the gas tank to the fuel cell when a pressure of the evaporated liquefied gas in the gas tank is higher than or equal to a predetermined pressure value, and not to supply the evaporated liquefied gas from the gas tank to the fuel cell when the pressure of the evaporated liquefied gas in the gas tank is lower than the predetermined pressure value.

US Pat. No. 10,483,564

FLOW FRAME FOR REDOX FLOW BATTERY

OCI COMPANY LTD., Seoul ...

1. A flow frame for a redox flow battery, the frame comprising:a frame body having a plate-like shape and an electrode hole in its center where an electrode is to be disposed;
four through holes disposed at corners of the frame body, respectively;
a flow channel disposed at a front of the frame body above and below the electrode hole so that two of the through holes diagonal to each other as a pair are connected to each other via the electrode hole;
through channels disposed at distal ends of the flow channel to cause electrolyte flows toward a rear of the frame body; and
a distribution channel connecting the through channels with the electrode hole at the rear of the frame body,
wherein the flow channel has at least one branch point, and a change in cross sectional area of the flow channel before and after the branch point is 10% or less,
wherein the flow channel comprises a first flow channel connected to the through hole and second flow channels connected to the through channels after the branch points, and the second flow channels branch off from the first flow channel, and
wherein a length of the first flow channel is 80% or more of an overall length of the flow channel.

US Pat. No. 10,483,562

SYSTEM FOR REBALANCING A PRESSURE DIFFERENTIAL IN AN ANODE EXHAUST SYSTEM OF A FUEL CELL WITH A RELATIONAL WATER SEAL

FUELCELL ENERGY, INC., D...

1. A fuel cell system comprising:at least one fuel cell module including:
a fuel cell assembly having one or more fuel cells arranged in a stack configuration;
an anode inlet manifold;
an anode outlet manifold having a first pressure;
a cathode inlet manifold having a second pressure; and
a cathode outlet manifold; and
at least one relational water seal configured to limit a magnitude of a pressure differential in the fuel cell system in an anode under-pressurization situation in which the second pressure exceeds the first pressure by at least a first predetermined amount;
wherein the at least one relational water seal comprises a first relational water seal and a second relational water seal that operate independently of one another;
wherein the first relational water seal is configured to limit a magnitude of a pressure differential in the fuel cell system in an anode over-pressurization situation in which the first pressure exceeds the second pressure by at least a second predetermined amount; and
wherein the second relational water seal is configured to limit the magnitude of the pressure differential in the fuel cell system in the anode under-pressurization situation in which the second pressure exceeds the first pressure by at least the first predetermined amount.

US Pat. No. 10,483,560

SINGLE CELL OF FUEL CELL

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A single cell of a fuel cell for constituting a stack, the single cell comprising:a membrane-electrode assembly; and
a first separator and a second separator holding the membrane-electrode assembly therebetween, wherein
the first separator has plural first groove channels that are straight or wavy and that are arranged in parallel to each other in a first in-plane direction,
a cross section along the first in-plane direction of each of the plural first groove channels has a first uneven shape,
the first uneven shape has a first pitch P1 along the first in-plane direction,
the second separator has plural second groove channels that are wavy and that are arranged along the first in-plane direction,
a cross section along the first in-plane direction of each of the plural second groove channels has a second uneven shape,
the second uneven shape has a second pitch P2 along the first in-plane direction,
the first pitch P1 and the second pitch P2 differ from each other and neither a value of P1/P2 nor a value of P2/P1 is an integer, and
a pattern of the plural first groove channels differs from a pattern of the plural second groove channels such that the first separator and second separator are asymmetrical with respect to the membrane-electrode assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,483,559

POWER GENERATOR

KABUSHIKI KAISHA ATSUMITE...

1. A power generator, comprising:a fuel electrode that receives a supply of fuel gas;
an air electrode that receives a supply of air;
an electrolyte layer disposed in between the fuel electrode and the air electrode;
a gas flow channel that circulates therein the fuel gas or the air, with the fuel electrode or the air electrode being exposed to at least part of the gas flow channel;
a porous body filled in the gas flow channel; and
a porous sheet in contact with the porous body and the fuel electrode or the air electrode, the porous sheet being made of a material having electrical conductivity, the material having pores formed to spread in a uniform manner, the pores being larger in diameter than pores formed in the porous body;
wherein a surface of the porous body is covered with the porous sheet so as to form an electrically conductive path by completely enclosing a cross-sectional area of the gas flow channel.

US Pat. No. 10,483,556

FUEL CELL ELECTRODE AND FUEL CELL USING THE SAME

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A fuel cell electrode, comprising:a porous metal structure; and
a carbon nanotube structure comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes, the carbon nanotube structure is fixed on a surface of the porous metal structure, wherein the porous metal structure and the carbon nanotube structure are shrunk together to form a plurality of wrinkled parts.

US Pat. No. 10,483,553

FUEL CELL INCLUDING A CARRIER-METAL NANOPARTICLE COMPLEX AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

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

1. A fuel cell comprising:a cathode;
an anode; and
an electrolyte membrane provided between the cathode and the anode,
wherein at least one of the cathode and the anode includes a carrier-metal nanoparticle complex comprising metal nanoparticles including two or more bowl-type particles including a first metal and a second metal on a carrier,
wherein:
the bowl-type particles are hollow, and comprise a non-continuous shell with a region in the shell from 30% to 80% of the entire shell where the shell is not formed, wherein the shell comprises:
a) a layer comprising the first metal and the second metal, wherein the the first metal and the second metal are uniformly or non-uniformly mixed; or
b) a first layer comprising the first metal and a second layer comprising the second metal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,551

ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE, FUEL CELL INCLUDING SAME, BATTERY MODULE INCLUDING FUEL CELL, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE

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

1. An electrolyte membrane which comprises a lanthanum-gallium-based composite metal oxide, and has a color region of 0.39?x?0.40 and 0.35?y?0.36 based on the CIE (Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage) x, y chromaticity distribution table,wherein the electrolyte membrane manufactured by a method comprising:
preparing a mixture comprising a precursor of a lanthanum-gallium-based composite metal oxide comprising evaporating moisture and heating to induce a combustion reaction;
warming the mixture to a temperature of 800° C. or more and less than 950° C., thereby synthesizing the precursor in the mixture into lanthanum-gallium-based composite metal oxide particles; and
forming the electrolyte membrane by using a slurry comprising the lanthanum-gallium-based composite metal oxide particles,
the synthesized composite metal oxide particles comprise lanthanum-gallium-based composite metal oxide particles which are represented by the following Chemical Formula 1, and secondary phase particles,
a content of the secondary phase particles is 5 wt % or more and 30 wt % or less based on the total weight of the synthesized composite metal oxide particles,
wherein the lanthanum-gallium-based composite metal oxide of the electrolyte membrane is represented by the following Chemical Formula 1:
La1-xQxGa1-yZyO3-?  [Chemical Formula 1]
in Chemical Formula 1,
Q is strontium, Z is magnesium, and 0

US Pat. No. 10,483,547

LITHIUM METAL BATTERY

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,545

BINDER FOR BATTERY ELECTRODES, AND ELECTRODE AND BATTERY USING SAME

OSAKA SODA CO., LTD., Os...

1. A battery electrode binder comprising a polymer comprising:(I) structural units derived from a hydroxyl group-containing (meth)acrylate monomer (A) represented by the general formula,

wherein R1 is hydrogen or a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R2 and R3 each is hydrogen or a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and n is an integer of 1 to 30,
(II) structural units derived from a polyfunctional (meth) acrylate monomer (B), and
(III) structural units derived from a reactive surface active agent (C) which is at least one selected from a reactive anionic surface active agent, a reactive nonionic surface active agent, a reactive cationic surface active agent and a reactive amphoteric surface active agent,
wherein the reactive nonionic surface active agent is at least one selected from polyoxyalkylene alkenyl ether, polyoxyethylene alkyl propenylphenyl ether and ?-hydro-?-(1-alkoxymethyl-2-(2-propenyloxy)ethoxy)-poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), and
the monomers used in the polymer do not have a carbon-carbon double bond including an aromatic carbon-carbon double bond and a carbon-carbon triple bond, other than ethylenically unsaturated double bonds contained in the (meth)acrylic group.

US Pat. No. 10,483,543

LITHIUM ION CELL HAVING IMPROVED AGEING BEHAVIOR

VARTA Microbattery GmbH, ...

1. A method of producing an electrochemical cell comprising combiningat least one positive electrode containing a metal compound capable of reversibly incorporating and releasing lithium in the form of ions,
at least one negative electrode containing a carbon compound capable of reversibly incorporating or releasing lithium in the form of ions, and a metal or semimetal that can be alloyed with lithium, and
an electrolyte to form an electrochemical cell comprising a composite of flat electrodes and a separator impregnated with the electrolyte, and subsequently subjected to a complete charge/discharge cycle, wherein
the capacity of the at least one negative electrode for taking up lithium is dimensioned to a size exceeding a corresponding capacity of the at least one positive electrode at least by a factor of 1.2,
lithium is introduced into the electrochemical cell such that an amount of mobile lithium contained in the cell available for incorporation and releasing processes in the electrodes exceeds, after formation, the capacity of the at least one positive electrode for taking up lithium at least by a factor of 1.1,
the at least one negative electrode in terms of its capacity for taking up lithium is dimensioned to a size sufficient to be capable of taking up the entire mobile lithium contained in the cell after formation, and
the lithium is introduced at least partially into the electrochemical cell via the at least one negative electrode by pre-lithiating the at least one negative electrode prior to combination with the at least one positive electrode or by applying metallic lithium on a surface of the at least one negative electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,542

ALUMINUM SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING AN EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE-BASED HIGH-CAPACITY CATHODE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

Global Graphene Group, In...

1. An aluminum secondary battery comprising an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte in ionic contact with said anode and said cathode to support reversible deposition and dissolution of aluminum at said anode, wherein said anode contains aluminum metal or an aluminum metal alloy as an anode active material and said cathode comprises a cathode active layer of an exfoliated graphite or carbon material having inter-flake pores from 2 nm to 10 ?m in pore size, wherein when said battery has an average discharge voltage from 1.5 volts to 2.0 volts, said battery has a cathode specific capacity greater than 200 mAh/g based on a total cathode active layer weight and when said battery has an average discharge voltage greater than 2.0 volts, said battery has a cathode specific capacity greater than 100 mAh/g based on total cathode active layer weight.

US Pat. No. 10,483,541

METHOD OF PRODUCING NICKEL-COBALT COMPOSITE HYDROXIDE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method of producing a nickel-cobalt composite hydroxide, comprising:preparing a first solution containing nickel ions and cobalt ions;
preparing a second solution containing tungsten ions and having a pH of 10 or more;
preparing a third solution containing a complex ion-forming factor;
preparing a liquid medium having a pH in a range of 10 to 13.5;
supplying a portion of the first solution to the liquid medium to obtain a seed solution;
supplying the first solution, the second solution, and the third solution separately and simultaneously to the seed solution to obtain a reacted solution, the reacted solution having a pH in a range of 10 to 13.5; and
obtaining the nickel-cobalt composite hydroxide containing nickel, cobalt, and tungsten from the reacted solution.

US Pat. No. 10,483,537

POSITIVE ACTIVE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

ECOPRO BM CO., LTD., Che...

1. A method for producing a positive active material comprising LiAlO2 in a surface and being given in Formula 1 that is Li1+aNibM1cM2dO2, comprising:preparing the positive active material;
preparing a washing solution in uniform temperature;
agitating the positive active material in the washing solution;
drying the washed positive active material; and
mixedly agitating the positive active material with a compound including Al,
where
0.95?b?0.75,
a+b+c=1,
M1 is one or more selected from a group of Co, B, Ba, Cr, F, Li, Mo, P, Sr, Ti, and Zr, and
M2 is one or more selected from a group of Mn, Al, B, Ba, Cr, F, Li, Mo, P, Sr, Ti, and Zr.

US Pat. No. 10,483,536

PRODUCTION METHOD OF LITHIUM-CONTAINING COMPOSITE OXIDE AND LITHIUM-CONTAINING COMPOSITE OXIDE

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL CO., LT...

1. A lithium-containing composite oxide represented by Formula 5-B,wherein a peak intensity ratio (I003/I104) of an integral value (I003) of a diffraction peak of the (003) plane and an integral value (I104) of a diffraction peak of the (104) plane in an X-ray diffraction pattern is from 1.18 to 1.35, and a crystallite size of the (110) plane in the X-ray diffraction pattern is less than 30 nm; and
wherein Formula 5-B is:
Li?2Nix2Mny2Coz2Mea2Ob2 . . . ,
wherein Me represents at least one type of element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Al, Ti, V, Cr, Nb, Mo, W, and Zr, and wherein ?2, x2, y2, z2, a2, and b2 satisfy the relations of 1.02??2?1.2, 0.3

US Pat. No. 10,483,534

LITHIUM METAL ANODE ELECTRODE

PROLOGIUM HOLDING INC., ...

1. A lithium metal anode electrode, comprising:(a) a single active layer that consists of a pore-free layer of non-porous lithium metal; and
(b) a porous conductive layer that is disposed on the single active layer so that the single active layer is exposed for electrochemical reactions through the porous conductive layer, and that comprises:
a current collector layer that has a plurality of pores defined therein at least a portion of which extend through the current collector layer; and
a conduction loading layer electrically connected to the single active layer, the conduction loading layer having a plurality of pores defined therein at least a portion of which extend through the conduction loading layer, that comprises a porous material that does not alloy with lithium, and that is disposed proximate to the current collector layer,
wherein the porous conductive layer has a surface area effective for lithium deposition in use so that a stable solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer is formed thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,483,533

ENCAPSULATED CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL PARTICLES, LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERIES CONTAINING SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

Global Graphene Group, In...

1. A particulate of a positive electrode active material for a lithium battery, said particulate comprising one or a plurality of positive electrode active material particles being embraced or encapsulated by a thin layer of a polymer having a recoverable tensile strain no less than 5%, a lithium ion conductivity no less than 10?6 S/cm at room temperature, and a thickness of the thin layer is from 0.5 nm to 10 ?m, wherein said polymer contains an ultrahigh molecular weight polymer having a molecular weight from 0.5×106 to 9×106 grams/mole and said ultrahigh molecular weight polymer is selected from polyethylene oxide, polypropylene oxide, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, polyacrylamide, poly(methyl methacrylate), poly(methyl ether acrylate), a copolymer thereof, a sulfonated derivative thereof, a chemical derivative thereof, and combinations thereof, and wherein said lithium battery is selected from a lithium-ion battery or lithium metal battery, excluding metal-air and metal-sulfur battery.

US Pat. No. 10,483,528

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

SANYO Electronics Co., Lt...

1. A negative-electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, comprising:a base particle, which includes
a lithium silicate phase represented by Li2zSiO(2+z) {0 silicon particles dispersed in the lithium silicate phase,
wherein a symmetry determined by an image analysis of a backscattered electron image of a cross section of the base particle is 1.5 or less, and
the symmetry refers to a ratio (b/a) of a half width at half maximum b of a peak on a high-gray-scale side to a half width at half maximum a of the peak on a low-gray-scale side in a histogram of color distinction based on 256 gray levels for each pixel of the backscattered electron image,
wherein a half-width of a diffraction peak attributed to a (111) plane in an XRD pattern obtained by XRD measurement of the Li2Si2O5 lithium silicate phase is in a range from 0.431° to 0.55°,
wherein the negative-electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery after charging and discharging contains no Li4SiO4.

US Pat. No. 10,483,527

CATHODE MATERIAL FOR RECHARGEABLE MAGNESIUM BATTERY AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. A cathode material for a rechargeable magnesium battery, represented by the following Chemical Formula 1:Ag2SxSe1-x  [Chemical Formula 1]
wherein x is a real number and satisfies 0

US Pat. No. 10,483,526

POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY, AND BATTERY PACK

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte battery comprising:a positive electrode comprising a positive electrode active material;
a negative electrode; and
a nonaqueous electrolyte,
wherein the positive electrode active material comprises positive electrode active material primary particles which have an olivine structure, are represented by LiMn1?x?yFexMyPO4 where 0?x?0.5, 0?y?0.2 where M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ni, Co, Sn, and Nb, and satisfy Formula (1) below:
? wherein the positive electrode active material primary particles comprise a surface portion, ? is a ratio of Fe in LiMn1???yFe?MyPO4 which is a composition of the surface portion of the positive electrode active material primary particles, and ? is a ratio of Fe in LiMn1???yFe?MyPO4 which is a composition of a central portion of the positive electrode active material primary particles,
wherein the composition of the surface portion of the positive electrode active material primary particles is a composition of a portion having a thickness of 1 to 10 nm from a surface of a cross section of the positive electrode active material primary particle, and the composition of the central portion of the positive electrode active material primary particles is a composition of a peripheral portion within a range of 1 to 10 nm from a center of gravity of the cross section of the same positive electrode active material primary particle,
wherein an average diameter of the positive electrode active material primary particles is from 0.01 to 1 ?m,
and wherein the negative electrode comprises a negative electrode active material comprising at least one oxide selected from the group consisting of titanium dioxide having a monoclinic system structure and a niobium titanium oxide.

US Pat. No. 10,483,524

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte battery, comprising:a positive electrode;
a negative electrode;
a separator sandwiched between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and
a nonaqueous electrolyte,
wherein:
the negative electrode comprises a spinel-type lithium-titanium composite oxide as a negative electrode active material, Li4+xTi5O12 where 0?x?3, having a Li-absorbing potential of 1 V vs. Li/Li+ or more;
an electrical resistance of the negative electrode in a discharged state is within a range of 100 ?·cm to 100000 ?·cm;
a pore volume ratio of pores having a pore diameter of 1 ?m or more in the separator is within a range of more than 70% to not more than 78%, the pore volume ratio being determined from a cumulative pore volume frequency curve of the separator according to a mercury intrusion porosimetry; and
a mode diameter in a pore diameter distribution curve of the separator according to the mercury intrusion porosimetry is within a range of 1.1 ?m to 2.6 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,483,522

LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

9. A secondary battery comprising:a positive electrode;
a negative electrode comprising a negative electrode current collector;
a separator between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; and
a spacer between the separator and the negative electrode,
wherein the negative electrode does not contain an active material layer,
wherein the spacer has a spherical shape,
wherein a material of the spacer is a polymer,
wherein the negative electrode current collector is in direct contact with the spacer, and
wherein each of the positive electrode, the negative electrode, the separator and the spacer has flexibility.

US Pat. No. 10,483,521

SEALED BATTERY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEALED BATTERY

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A sealed battery comprising:a battery outer case in which an electrode body is accommodated;
a collector terminal electrically connected to the electrode body inside the battery outer case;
an outwardly exposed terminal electrically connected to the collector terminal inside the battery outer case and partially exposed outside the battery outer case; and
a current shut-off mechanism placed on a conductive path from the collector terminal to the outwardly exposed terminal and configured to cut off the conductive path when an internal pressure of the battery outer case exceeds a predetermined pressure, wherein:
the current shut-off mechanism includes a connection plate as a plate-shaped conductive member provided in one end of the collector terminal, the connection plate with a vent hole provided in a central part of the connection plate, and a shut-off valve including a reversing portion electrically connected to the outwardly exposed terminal;
a joint region is in a peripheral portion in the connection plate, the peripheral portion defining the vent hole of the connection plate;
the joint region is in contact with a surface of the reversing portion, the surface facing an inner side of the battery outer case;
a thermal-spray joint portion is provided so as to cover a border between the joint region and the reversing portion; and
the shut-off valve is joined to the connection plate via the thermal-spray joint portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,517

BUS BAR ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE AND BATTERY MODULE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

1. A bus bar assembly structure comprising:an electrode terminal; and
a plate-shaped bus bar that is assembled to the electrode terminal, wherein
the bus bar includes a flat portion having an insertion hole through which the electrode terminal is inserted, and a bent portion that protrudes from one side of the flat portion,
the electrode terminal includes an externally threaded fastener that includes a shaft portion to be inserted through the insertion hole, and an internally threaded fastener that has a threaded portion in an inner peripheral side thereof to be screwed on a tip of the shaft portion extending out from the insertion hole,
the bus bar has a burr along an edge of one of openings of the insertion hole,
the internally threaded fastener has a tapered portion at an edge of one of openings of the threaded portion, and the tapered portion has a largest diameter that is greater than a bore diameter of the insertion hole, and
the flat portion of the bus bar is held between the externally threaded fastener and the internally threaded fastener while the burr is located within a space created by the tapered portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,516

ELECTRICITY STORAGE MODULE AND ELECTRICITY STORAGE PACK

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electricity storage module unit that is provided with an electricity storage module that includes a plurality of electricity storage elements, the electricity storage module unit comprising:a wiring member that is connected to the electricity storage module;
a wiring connection part that connects the wiring member to the wiring member of another electricity storage module unit or to an external electrical component; and
a unit base plate that is a base plate on which the electricity storage module is mounted, and that has a plurality of routing grooves that allow the wiring member to be routed such that a direction in which the wiring member is routed is changeable.

US Pat. No. 10,483,515

POWER STORAGE DEVICE, POWER STORAGE SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, ELECTRIC VEHICLE, AND POWER SYSTEM

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A power storage device, comprising:a plurality of battery block groups, wherein each of the plurality of battery block groups comprising a plurality of battery blocks, wherein each of the plurality of battery blocks comprising a plurality of battery cells, wherein the plurality of battery cells in each of the plurality of battery blocks are arranged in a first direction, wherein the plurality of battery blocks in each of the plurality of battery block groups are arranged in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction,
wherein the plurality of battery cells in each of the plurality of battery blocks is in a corresponding straight line, and
wherein the plurality of battery cells in each of the plurality of battery blocks are interconnected in parallel; and
a connection terminal electrically connected to terminal faces of the plurality of battery cells of a first battery block of the plurality of battery blocks,
wherein adjacent battery blocks of the plurality of battery blocks are in a straw bag arrangement,
wherein a first cut out is formed from an edge of the connection terminal in a third direction perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the connection terminal,
wherein at least one second cut out is connected to the first cut out and is extended along the longitudinal direction of the connection terminal,
wherein the longitudinal direction of the connection terminal is substantially same as the first direction, and
wherein a position of the first cut out corresponds to a boundary between adjacent battery cells of the plurality of battery cells connected in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,483,514

DECOUPLED ALIGNMENT SHROUD FOR VARIABLE CONNECTOR ROUTING

Vitesco Technologies USA,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,512

BATTERY PACK

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A battery pack comprising:plural chargeable-dischargeable single cells arranged in a specified direction, wherein each of the plural single cells includes:
an electrode body including a positive electrode and a negative electrode; and
a box-shaped battery case accommodating the electrode body and an electrolyte,
wherein the battery case has a flat surface that is a surface perpendicular to a thickness direction of the battery case, and a lateral wall surface that is a surface parallel to the thickness direction and wherein the lateral wall surface extends from the flat surface,
wherein the battery case has a gas discharge valve formed in the flat surface,
two adjacent single cells of the plural single cells in the battery pack are provided with gas discharge valves in mutually opposing surfaces of the battery cases, each of the gas discharge valves discharging gas that is produced in the battery case, and
in the battery cases provided in the two adjacent single cells, the gas discharge valves that are provided in the mutually opposing surfaces are disposed at positions that do not overlap each other when seen in an arrangement direction of the single cells.

US Pat. No. 10,483,510

POLARIZED BATTERY TRAY FOR A VEHICLE

Shape Corp., Grand Haven...

1. A battery tray for a vehicle, said battery tray comprising:a first tray component having a first panel portion and elongated reinforcement members integrally coupled at opposing edges of the first panel portion and extending in parallel alignment with each other;
a second tray component having a second panel portion and a plurality of cross members integrally extending across the second panel portion;
wherein the second panel portion is disposed at an upper surface of the first panel portion with the plurality of cross members extending between the elongated reinforcement members so as to provide a battery containment area between the plurality of cross members; and
wherein opposing ends of the plurality of cross members directly engage inside surfaces of the elongated reinforcement members to provide the battery containment area with an interior peripheral surface.

US Pat. No. 10,483,509

ENERGY STORAGE APPARATUS, MOVING BODY, AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

BLUE ENERGY CO., LTD., K...

1. An energy storage apparatus comprising:an energy storage device including a surface having a first end face from which an external terminal protrudes and a second end face on an opposite side from the first end face; and
a retaining member that includes paired end portions disposed on opposite sides of the energy storage device in a second direction orthogonal to a first direction in which the external terminal protrudes and a coupling portion for coupling the paired end portions and that retains the energy storage device,
wherein the coupling portion includes
a main body portion facing the energy storage device in a third direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction,
a first extending portion extending along the first end face from the main body portion, and
an end extending portion extending along the end portion from the main body portion,
a drain portion is provided to a position of the energy storage apparatus near the second end face, and
the main body portion, the first extending portion, and the end extending portion are continuously connected to each other to thereby form first end corner portions of the coupling portion;
the energy storage apparatus further comprising an insulating member for covering at least a face of the coupling portion facing the energy storage device,
wherein the coupling portion has a second extending portion extending along the second end face from the main body portion,
the insulating member has a convex part positioned astride the main body portion and the second extending portion between each of the end portions and the energy storage device adjacent to the end portion, and
the drain portion is disposed on an outer side of the convex portion in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,508

WIRING MODULE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A wiring module to be attached to a power storage element group in which a plurality of power storage elements having positive and negative electrode terminals are aligned in a first direction, the wiring module configured to be attached from a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, comprising:connection members to be connected to the electrode terminals; and
a plurality of holding units that are coupled in the first direction and hold the connection members,
wherein the holding units are each provided with:
a locking portion that locks and couples a holding unit adjacent to the holding unit, and
a locked portion that is locked to the locking portion of a holding unit adjacent to the holding unit, and
a plurality of at least one of the locking portions and the locked portions are provided in alignment in the first direction in the holding unit and are configured such that an interval between the adjacent holding units can be changed in a stepwise manner, wherein the locking portion of the holding unit is configured to lock with the locked portion of an adjacent holding unit at a first set interval of a plurality of set intervals so that a distance taken in the first direction between the holding unit and the adjacent holding unit is kept constant and maintained at a predetermined length that corresponds to the first set interval.

US Pat. No. 10,483,506

BATTERY PACK

1. A battery pack, comprising:a housing of a plastic material, the housing including a mechanical interface for mechanically coupling the battery pack to a corresponding mechanical interface of a power tool in a first direction,
the housing mechanical interface including a rail, a groove and a sliding surface, the housing rail and the housing sliding surface being opposed to each other on opposing sides of the housing groove,
the housing mechanical interface configured to receive a power tool rail in the housing groove between the housing rail and the housing sliding surface, and
a bracket partially encased within the housing plastic material, the bracket comprising a first portion positioned within the housing mechanical interface rail, the first portion including a wear surface positioned at a lower surface of the housing mechanical interface rail and exposed to the housing mechanical interface groove.

US Pat. No. 10,483,502

BATTERY CELL HAVING ANTI-WRINKLE MEMBER

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A battery cell configured to have a structure in which an electrode assembly is mounted in a cell case in the state in which the electrode assembly is impregnated with an electrolyte, whereinthe electrode assembly and the cell case are deformable in response to a shape of a device in which the battery cell is mounted, and
anti-wrinkle members, for preventing wrinkles from being formed in the cell case when the cell case is deformed, are added to at least portions of inner surfaces of the cell case facing outermost electrodes of the electrode assembly,
wherein each of the anti-wrinkle members has a reticular structure, and
wherein the reticular structure comprises a plurality of fibers woven in the shape of a net.

US Pat. No. 10,483,501

SECONDARY BATTERY

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

1. A secondary battery, comprising:an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate;
a can housing the electrode assembly, the can having a long axis and a short axis, and an opening at a side thereof through which the electrode assembly is inserted; and
a cap plate that seals the opening of the can,
wherein the can includes:
a first side surface and a second side surface that face each other and extend in a first direction of the short axis of the can, the first side surface and the second side surface each having a first thickness in a second direction of the long axis of the can,
a third side surface and a fourth side surface that face each other and extend along the second direction of the long axis of the can, the third side surface and the fourth side surface each having a second thickness, the first thickness being greater than the second thickness in the first direction, and
a bottom surface that is located opposite the opening of the can and contacts the first through fourth side surfaces, the bottom surface having a third thickness in a third direction perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction, the first direction, the second direction, and the third direction being orthogonal to each other, wherein the third thickness of the bottom surface is greater than either of the first thickness and the second thickness, wherein:
the can further includes a second connection part where the bottom surface is connected to the first side surface and the second side surface, and a third connection part where the bottom surface is connected to the third side surface and the fourth side surface, and
a thickness of the second connection part and a thickness of the third connection part increase or decrease in a continuous manner in the third direction, and wherein:
the thickness of the second connection part and the thickness of the third connection part are straightly tapered in an inner side of the can along the short and long axes, respectively, in the third direction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,500

BATTERY MODULE AND BATTERY PACK INCLUDING SAME

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

1. A battery module comprising:a plurality of battery cells;
at least one cell cartridge configured to guide stacking of the plurality of battery cells and to mount therein at least one battery cell among the plurality of battery cells; and
a sheet member provided between the battery cell and the cell cartridge,
wherein the sheet member is adhered with a first double sided adhesive tape or adhesive agent to the battery cell on a surface where the sheet member contacts the battery cell and is adhered with a second double sided adhesive tape or adhesive agent to the cell cartridge on a surface where the sheet member contacts the cell cartridge, to fix the battery cell and the cell cartridge to each other via the sheet member.

US Pat. No. 10,483,498

HIGH EFFICIENCY VAPOR TRANSPORT SUBLIMATION SOURCE USING BAFFLES COATED WITH SOURCE MATERIAL

Universal Display Corpora...

1. A material source for a deposition system, the material source comprising:a cavity having a gas inlet port and a gas outlet port distinct from the gas inlet port;
a plurality of baffles disposed within the cavity and physically positioned within the cavity to prevent a direct gas flow between the gas inlet port and the gas outlet port; and
a coating of a material to be entrained in an outflow of gas from the gas outlet port disposed on at least one baffle of the plurality of baffles;
wherein the coating has a different thickness depending upon a position within the cavity of the at least one baffle on which the coating is deposited.

US Pat. No. 10,483,497

OLED SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. An OLED (organic light-emitting diode) substrate, comprising:a base substrate;
a first electrode and a second electrode which are on the base substrate;
an organic material functional layer between the first electrode and the second electrode; and
an auxiliary heat dissipation layer which is at a light exit side of the organic material functional layer and is in contact with the organic material functional layer,
wherein the auxiliary heat dissipation layer comprises a metal heat dissipation portion and a metal oxide light transmission portion, the metal heat dissipation portion comprises a metal, the metal oxide light transmission portion comprises a metal oxide, and the metal oxide is an oxide of the metal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,494

ENCAPSULATION STRUCTURE FOR TRANSPARENT FLEXIBLE ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE ...

1. An encapsulation structure for a transparent flexible organic electronic device, the encapsulation structure comprising:a flexible substrate;
at least one hybrid unit structure provided on at least one surface of the flexible substrate and comprising a zinc oxide thin film, an aluminum oxide thin film, and a magnesium oxide thin film stacked on one another,
wherein, in the at least one hybrid unit structure, the zinc oxide thin film, the aluminum oxide thin film, and the magnesium oxide thin film individually have pinholes, and have a pinhole decoupling structure in which the pinholes of adjacent thin films among the zinc oxide thin film, the aluminum oxide thin film, and the magnesium oxide thin film are misaligned.

US Pat. No. 10,483,491

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing a display apparatus, the method comprising:forming a plurality of display units over a mother substrate;
attaching a temporary protective film to a lower surface of the mother substrate;
cutting the mother substrate and the temporary protective film along a periphery of each of the plurality of display units to obtain a plurality of display panels, a display panel, of the plurality of display panels, comprising a substrate divided into a first area, a second area, and a bent area between the first area and the second area, a corresponding one of the plurality of display units being formed on the substrate in the first area, and a corresponding portion of the temporary protective film being attached to a lower surface of the substrate;
removing the corresponding portion of the temporary protective film from the lower surface of the substrate;
attaching a lower protective film to the lower surface of the substrate to correspond to the first area;
bending the display panel in the bent area around a bending axis that crosses a virtual straight line connecting a center of the first area and a center of the second area so that a portion of the lower surface of the substrate in the first area and a portion of the lower surface of the substrate in the second area face each other and the corresponding one of the plurality of display units faces up;
inserting a support layer between the lower protective film in the first area and the lower surface of the substrate in the second area;
adhering a first surface of the support layer to the lower protective film in the first area; and
directly adhering a second surface of the support layer opposite the first surface to the lower surface of the substrate in the second area without the lower protective film, such that a part of an upper surface of the display panel in the bent area protrudes past a first virtual plane including the upper surface of the display panel within the first area, in a direction toward the corresponding one of the plurality of display units.

US Pat. No. 10,483,489

INTEGRATED CIRCULAR POLARIZER AND PERMEATION BARRIER FOR FLEXIBLE OLEDS

Universal Display Corpora...

1. An optical system for an organic light emitting device, the optical system comprising:a first layer comprising a birefringent material;
a polarizer layer; and
a transparent first permeation barrier disposed between the first layer and the polarizer layer, wherein the first permeation barrier has a permeation not greater than 10?4 g/cm/day.

US Pat. No. 10,483,488

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT

TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. An organic light-emitting element, comprising a substrate, a first electrode, one layer or more of organic film including a light-emitting layer, and a second electrode element; the light-emitting element comprising a covering layer; the covering layer containing an organic material; at least one point in the wavelength range between 430 nm and 460 nm the attenuation coefficient being greater than 0.10 while in the wavelength range of 460 nm to 500 nm its attenuation coefficient being 0.10 or below.

US Pat. No. 10,483,487

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH REDUCED NON-DEVICE EDGE AREA

The Trustees of Princeton...

1. A method comprising:obtaining a flexible substrate having a first surface;
creating a notch on the first surface of the flexible substrate to create a first wall of the notch and a first edge where the first wall meets the first surface;
after creating the notch, disposing a plurality of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) over the first surface of the flexible substrate such that a first OLED of the plurality of OLEDs is separated from a second OLED of the plurality of OLEDs by the notch, wherein at least the first OLED has a second side and at least a first portion of the second side is disposed not more than 1.0 mm from the first edge;
after providing the flexible substrate, depositing a first barrier film so as to cover at least a portion of the first edge, at least a portion of the first wall of the notch, and a portion of each OLED of the plurality of OLEDs other than those in contact with the first surface of the flexible substrate; and
after the first barrier film is deposited, breaking the flexible substrate along the notch such that the first barrier film continues to cover the portions of the OLED other than those in contact with the first surface of the flexible substrate, including the portions of the first edge of the flexible substrate, so that the first barrier film is only in physical contact with the OLED and a portion of the flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,482

DISPLAY APPARATUS

TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS C...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a light emitting element including a first electrode, a second electrode, and an organic light emitting layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode; and
a pixel circuit including a capacitor and a drive transistor letting current according to voltage of the capacitor flow in the light emitting element,
wherein the pixel circuit stops supply of current to the light emitting element while connecting the capacitor to the first electrode and the capacitor is initialized by applying a potential of the first electrode of the light emitting element to the capacitor, and
wherein, after the initialization of the capacitor, the pixel circuit disconnects the capacitor from the first electrode to store threshold voltage of the drive transistor and data voltage corresponding to emission luminance of the light emitting element in the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,481

SOLID STATE OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH PLATED SUPPORT SUBSTRATE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A wafer having a plurality of individual solid state lighting devices, comprising:a light emitting structure having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, the light emitting structure comprising a first semiconductor material on the first side, a second semiconductor material on the second side, and an active region between the first and second semiconductor materials;
an embedded contact at the second side;
a plated substrate formed on the embedded contact, wherein the plated substrate has a thickness sufficient to inhibit bowing of the light emitting structure; and
a plurality of exterior contacts formed on the first side of the light emitting structure, wherein the wafer is at least approximately 150 millimeters in diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,483,478

BUFFER ASSISTED CHARGE GENERATION LAYER FOR TANDEM OLEDS

eMagin Corporation, Hope...

1. A tandem Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) apparatus comprising:a buffer assisted charge generation layer including
a junction of a p-type doped semiconductor layer and an n-type doped semiconductor layer, and
a hole buffer layer and an electron buffer layer pair surrounding the junction of the p-type and n-type doped semiconductor layers;
a first OLED emissive layer and a second OLED emissive layer pair surrounding the buffer assisted charge generation layer; and
a cathode and anode layer pair surrounding the first and second OLED emissive layer pair;
wherein the hole buffer layer is between and adjacent to the p-type doped semiconductor layer and one of the first or second OLED emissive layers, and the electron buffer layer is between and adjacent to the n-type doped semiconductor layer and the other of the first or second OLED emissive layers.

US Pat. No. 10,483,475

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

6. A display device, comprising:a plurality of sub pixels;
a plurality of first electrodes, the sub pixel having the plurality of first electrodes;
a plurality of second electrodes, the second electrode being provided commonly for at least one row pixel group, the row pixel group including sub pixels arrayed in a line in a first direction among the plurality of sub pixels, the plurality of second electrodes being arrayed in a second direction crossing the first direction;
a light emitting layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, the sub pixel having the light emitting layer;
a plurality of third electrodes facing the second electrodes, the third electrodes and the second electrodes forming capacitances, the third electrodes being connected with a plurality of output terminals respectively; and
a controller controlling a signal to be supplied to the first electrode and a signal to be supplied to the second electrode;
wherein the sub pixel includes a driving transistor, a pixel selection transistor, and a capacitance element, and
the controller:
controls such that the row pixel groups are sequentially and repeatedly put into:
an initialization period in which a potential of at least one of the source electrode, the drain electrode and the gate electrode of the driving transistor is initialized;
a writing period in which a charge in accordance with a video signal supplied to the gate electrode of the driving transistor via the source line is stored on the capacitance element; and
a light emission period in which the light emitting layer emits light at a light emission intensity in accordance with the video signal; and
controls such that the initialization period, the writing period and the light emission period provided for the row pixel group of a first row is subsequently provided for the row pixel group of a second row adjacent to the first row;
alternately repeats:
a first sub frame in which, among the row pixel groups including the plurality of sub pixels, one half of the row pixel groups are in the initialization period and the writing period, and the other half of the row pixel groups are in the light emission period; and
a second sub frame in which the one half of the row pixel groups are in the light emission period, and the other half of the row pixel groups are in the initialization period and the writing period; and
supplies the touch sensor driving signal for the touch sensor to the second electrode for the row pixel groups in at least one of the initialization period, the writing period and the light emission period.

US Pat. No. 10,483,474

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE WITH ELECTRON BLOCKING LAYER AND TRAPPING LAYER AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY USING THE SAME

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

8. An organic light-emitting display, comprising:a substrate comprising a plurality of subpixels;
a thin-film transistor in each subpixel over the substrate; and
an organic light-emitting element at each sub-pixel, the organic light-emitting element comprising:
an anode;
a hole transport layer over the anode;
an electron blocking layer over the hole transport layer;
an organic emitting layer contacting the electron blocking layer;
an electron transport layer contacting the organic emitting layer;
a cathode over the electron transport layer; and
a trapping layer between the hole transport layer and the electron blocking layer,
wherein each thin-film transistor is connected to one of: the anode and the cathode, and
wherein a LUMO energy level of the trapping layer differs from a HOMO energy level of the electron blocking layer within a range of 1 eV,
wherein the LUMO energy level of the trapping layer differs from a HOMO energy level of the hole transport layer within a range of 1 eV, and
wherein the LUMO energy level of the trapping layer is between the HOMO energy level of the hole transport layer and the electron blocking layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,470

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE AND NOVEL COMPOUND

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. A compound represented by the following formula (1) or (2):
wherein in the formulas (1) and (2),
one or more pairs of adjacent two or more of R1 to R7 and R10 to R16 may form a substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated ring;
R17, and R1 to R7 and R10 to R16 that do not form the substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated ring are independently a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group including 6 to 20 ring carbon atoms or a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent heterocyclic group including 5 to 20 ring atoms;
two R17s may be the same or different; and
Ar1 to Ar4 are independently a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group including 6 to 20 ring carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,483,469

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR WIRELESS TO POWER LINE COMMUNICATION

Crius Technology Group, L...

1. A system for communicating with an electronic device, comprising:a control apparatus, wherein the control apparatus comprises:
a processor;
a memory coupled to the processor; and
a control clamp coupled to the processor, the control clamp being configured to splice into a power line to disrupt electrical power through the power line while simultaneously redirecting electrical power from the power line through the control apparatus and to the electronic device, wherein the control clamp includes a non-conductive blade that disrupts the electrical power through the power line when a conductive blade of the control clamp splices into the power line;wherein the control apparatus is configured to:establish a power line communication link between the electronic device and the processor; and
establish a wireless communication link between a remote device and the processor;wherein the control apparatus is configured to relay a communication between the power line communication link and the wireless communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,483,468

COMPOUND AND ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

SHANGHAI NICHEM FINE CHEM...

14. An organic electronic device, comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, and an organic layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein the organic layer comprises the compound as claimed in claim 1.

US Pat. No. 10,483,467

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

SFC CO., LTD., Cheongju ...

1. An organic light-emitting diode, comprising an anode, a hole transport layer, a light-emitting layer including a host and a dopant, an electron transport layer, and a cathode in that order,wherein an electron-density-controlling layer including an anthracene derivative represented by the following Chemical Formula A-1 or Chemical Formula A-2 is disposed between the light-emitting layer and the electron transport layer, wherein the electron-density-controlling layer is materially different from the electron transport layer,
wherein an affinity Ah (eV) of the host of the light-emitting layer, an affinity Aed (eV) of the electron-density-controlling layer, and an affinity Ae (eV) of the electron transport layer satisfy a relationship of |Ah|?|Aed|?|Ae|, and
wherein an electron mobility of the anthracene derivative of the electron-density-controlling layer is not less than that of the material of the electron transport layer:

wherein,
R1 to R8 may be the same or different, and are each independently any one selected from among a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl of 6 to 50 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl of 2 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl of 2 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl of 3 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl of 5 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl of 2 to 50 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkenyl of 2 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy of 6 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl thioxy of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl thioxy of 6 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl amine of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl amine of 6 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylsilyl of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted arylsilyl of 6 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl germanium of 1 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl germanium of 6 to 30 carbon atoms, a cyano, a nitro, and a halogen,
R is an unsubstituted aryl of 6 to 20 carbon atoms,
when there are no R's on the naphthyl ring of Chemical Formula A-1 or the phenyl ring of Chemical Formula A-2, each of the carbon atoms of the aromatic ring moieties has a hydrogen,
n is an integer of 1 to 7, and when n is 2 or greater, R's may be the same or different, and
Ar1 is a heteroaryl of 2 to 20 carbon atoms or an aryl of 6 to 20,
wherein the term ‘substituted’ in the expression ‘substituted or unsubstituted’ means having at least one substituent selected from the group consisting of a deuterium atom, a cyano, a halogen, a hydroxy, a nitro, an alkyl of 1 to 24 carbon atoms, a halogenated alkyl of 1 to 24 carbon atoms, an alkenyl of 2 to 24 carbon atoms, an alkynyl of 2 to 24 carbon atoms, a heteroalkyl of 1 to 24 carbon atoms, an aryl of 6 to 24 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl of 7 to 24 carbon atoms, a heteroaryl of 2 to 24 carbon atoms or a heteroarylalkyl of 2 to 24 carbon atoms, an alkoxy of 1 to 24 carbon atoms, an alkylamino of 1 to 24 carbon atoms, an arylamino of 6 to 24 carbon atoms, a hetero arylamino of 2 to 24 carbon atoms, an alkylsilyl of 1 to 24 carbon atoms, an arylsilyl of 6 to 24 carbon atoms, and an aryloxy of 6 to 24 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,483,465

METHODS OF OPERATING A DEPOSITION APPARATUS, AND DEPOSITION APPARATUS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method of depositing an evaporated source material on a substrate, comprising:guiding the evaporated source material from one or more outlets of an evaporation source toward a substrate through a shielding device arranged between the one or more outlets and the substrate;
cleaning the shielding device by moving the evaporation source relative to a material collection unit from a deposition position (I) to a service position (II), in which the shielding device faces toward the material collection unit; and
at least locally heating the shielding device in the service position (II).

US Pat. No. 10,483,464

RESISTIVE SWITCHING MEMORY DEVICE

UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC, C...

1. A resistive switching device comprisinga nanocomposite comprising a polymer with a metal oxide infiltrated throughout the polymer;
an inert electrode and;
an active electrode, wherein the inert electrode and the active electrode are separated by the nanocomposite, and the active electrode has an area of 1,000 ?m2 to 20,000 ?m2.

US Pat. No. 10,483,461

EMBEDDED MRAM IN INTERCONNECTS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE...

8. A method comprising:forming a first interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer including a first metal (Mx) level;
forming a capping layer over the first ILD layer;
forming magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) structures formed in a second ILD over the first capping layer;
forming a second metal (Mx+1) level in the second ILD layer;
forming a second capping layer over the second ILD layer;
forming a third metal (Mx+2) level in a third ILD layer over the second capping layer;
forming oxide spacers on sides of metal filled vias, the metal filled vias connecting the Mx level to the MTJ;
forming copper (Cu) filled vias (Vx) connecting the Mx level to the Mx+1 level; and
forming Cu filled vias (Vx+1) connecting the Mx+1 level to the Mx+2 level.

US Pat. No. 10,483,459

MAGNETIC MEMORY

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A magnetic memory comprising:a first terminal and a second terminal;
a first conductive layer including a first region, a second region, and a third region that are arranged along a first direction, the second region being disposed between the first region and the third region, and the first region being electrically connected to the first terminal;
a second conductive layer including a fourth region, a fifth region, and a sixth region that are arranged along the first direction, the fifth region being disposed between the fourth region and the sixth region, and the sixth region being electrically connected to the second terminal;
a third conductive layer electrically connected to the third region and the fourth region;
a first magnetoresistance device disposed to correspond to the second region, including a first magnetic layer that is separate from the second region along a second direction intersecting the first direction, a second magnetic layer disposed between the second region and the first magnetic layer and electrically connected to the second region, a first nonmagnetic layer disposed between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer, and a third terminal electrically connected to the first magnetic layer;
a second magnetoresistance device disposed to correspond to the fifth region, including a third magnetic layer that is separate from the fifth region along the second direction, a fourth magnetic layer disposed between the fifth region and the third magnetic layer and electrically connected to the fifth region, a second nonmagnetic layer disposed between the third magnetic layer and the fourth magnetic layer, and a fourth terminal electrically connected to the third magnetic layer; and
a first circuit configured to flow a current between the first terminal and the second terminal through the first conductive layer, the third conductive layer, and the second conductive layer in a write operation,
a direction from the first region to the third region differing from a direction from the fourth region to the sixth region, and a direction from the second magnetic layer to the fourth magnetic layer intersecting a plane including the first direction and the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,458

MAGNETORESISTIVE EFFECT DEVICE

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A magnetoresistive effect device comprising:a first magnetoresistive effect element and a second magnetoresistive effect element each including a magnetization fixed layer, a spacer layer, and a magnetization free layer in which a magnetization direction is changeable;
a first port via which a high-frequency signal is input;
a second port via which a high-frequency signal is output;
a signal line; and
a direct-current input terminal, wherein
the first port and the second port are connected to each other via the signal line to form a connection of the first port and the second port,
the first port, the first magnetoresistive effect element and the second magnetoresistive effect element are connected in series to form a series connection with the first magnetoresistive effect element connected to the first port via the signal line and with the second magnetoresistive effect element connected to the first magnetoresistive effect element, such that the first magnetoresistive effect element is between the first port and the second magnetoresistive effect element in the series connection of the first port, the first magnetoresistive effect element and the second magnetoresistive effect element,
the series connection of the first port, the first magnetoresistive effect element and the second magnetoresistive effect element is in parallel to the connection of the first port and the second port, and
the direct-current input terminal is connected to the signal line.

US Pat. No. 10,483,457

DIFFERENTIAL SPIN ORBIT TORQUE MAGNETIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY (SOT-MRAM) CELL STRUCTURE AND ARRAY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A differential magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) comprising:a first magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) storage element comprising a first fixed layer, a first insulating layer, and a first free layer, and a second MTJ storage element comprising a second fixed layer, a second insulating layer, and a second free layer; and
a conductive layer connected to a source line, first bit line, and a second bit line, wherein the first MTJ storage element is disposed above and connected to the conductive layer and the first bit line at a first end and connected to the first bit line at a second end, and wherein the second MTJ storage element is disposed above and connected to the conductive layer and the second bit line at a first end and connected to the second bit line at a second end.

US Pat. No. 10,483,456

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a substrate;
a reference magnetic pattern disposed on the substrate, and including a first pinned pattern, a second pinned pattern, and an exchange coupling pattern;
an intervening pattern disposed on the reference magnetic pattern;
a polarization enhancement magnetic pattern disposed on the intervening pattern;
a tunnel barrier pattern disposed on the polarization enhancement magnetic pattern; and
a free magnetic pattern disposed on the tunnel barrier pattern,
wherein the exchange coupling pattern is disposed on the second pinned pattern,
the first pinned pattern is disposed on the exchange coupling pattern,
the first pinned pattern includes first ferromagnetic patterns and first non-magnetic patterns that are alternately stacked,
the first ferromagnetic patterns includes cobalt (Co),
the first non-magnetic patterns includes iridium (Ir), and
the second pinned pattern includes cobalt-platinum (CoPt) and/or CoPt alloy.

US Pat. No. 10,483,455

MAGNETIC ELEMENT FOR MEMORY AND LOGIC

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) including a free magnetic layer, a fixed magnetic layer, and a tunnel barrier between the free and fixed layers; and
a fin of a finFET, the fin being coupled to a substrate;
wherein the free magnetic layer includes a top surface, a bottom surface, and a sidewall circumnavigating the free magnetic layer and coupling the bottom surface to the top surface;
wherein the top surface is rectangular with a plurality of rounded corners;
wherein the top surface includes: (a)(i) a long axis and a short axis, (a)(ii) the short axis is orthogonal to the long axis, (a)(iii) two linear long sides generally parallel to the long axis, and (a)(iv) two linear short sides generally parallel to the short axis;
wherein: (b)(i) a width extends from one of the two linear long sides to another of the two linear long sides, (b)(ii) the width is parallel to the short axis, (b)(iii) a length extends from one of the two linear short sides to another of the two linear short sides, and (b)(iv) the length is parallel to the long axis;
wherein: (c)(i) the fin has opposing sidewalls, (c)(ii) the fin has a fin width, (c)(iii) the fin width includes a maximum width between the opposing sidewalls, and (c)(iv) the fin width is substantially equal to the width.

US Pat. No. 10,483,453

METHOD OF FORMING A MULTILAYER ACOUSTIC IMPEDANCE CONVERTER FOR ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCERS

Measurement Specialties, ...

1. A method of forming an ultrasonic transducer comprising the steps of:providing a piezoelectric element having a high characteristic acoustic impedance;
coupling a front polymer layer to said piezoelectric element, said front polymer layer having a continuous, uniform thickness along a length of the front polymer layer; and
coupling a front metal layer to said front polymer layer on a side of said front polymer layer opposite said piezoelectric element for transmitting acoustic energy between said front polymer layer and a propagation medium having a low characteristic acoustic impedance lower than the high characteristic acoustic impedance of the piezoelectric element,
wherein said front polymer layer and said front metal layer define a front acoustic impedance converter effective to convert between a characteristic acoustic impedance of the piezoelectric element and a characteristic acoustic impedance of the propagation medium, wherein said front acoustic impedance converter has an effective characteristic acoustic impedance between said piezoelectric element and said propagation medium characteristic acoustic impedances, and wherein said front polymer layer completely isolates said piezoelectric element from said front metal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,452

PIEZOELECTRIC FILM AND PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT INCLUDING THE SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A piezoelectric film comprising:a perovskite oxide which is represented by General Formula P,
A1+?[(Zr,Ti)1-x-yNbxScy]Oz  General Formula P
in General Formula P, A is an A-site element primarily containing Pb, ?=0 and z=3 are standard values, but ? and z may deviate from the standard values in a range in which a perovskite structure is capable of being obtained,
wherein 0.1?x?0.3 and 0

US Pat. No. 10,483,451

VIBRATION DEVICE

AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd...

1. A vibration device, comprising:a housing having accommodating space, the housing comprises a pair of first side walls and a pair of second side walls,
a vibrator accommodated in the accommodating space,
a stator accommodated in the accommodating space, and
an elastic member, configured to suspend the vibrator in the accommodating space, the elastic member further comprises a sheet-like spring arranged perpendicular to a vibrating direction of the vibrator,
wherein one of the vibrator and the stator comprises a magnetic circuit unit, and the other one of the vibrator and the stator comprises a coil,
wherein, the pair of first side walls are symmetrically arranged along a long axis direction of the housing, and the pair of second side walls are symmetrically arranged in a short axis direction of the housing, and the spring comprises a first fixing portion fixedly connected with the housing, a second fixing portion fixedly connected with the vibrator, and an N-shaped connecting portion which connects the first fixing portion with the second fixing portion and extends along the short axis direction,
wherein a pair of N-shaped connecting portions is provided and arranged in axial symmetry with respect to a central axis OO? of the first fixing portion,
wherein a pair of the second fixing portions is provided and arranged in axial symmetry with respect to the central axis OO? of the first fixing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,450

INTERNAL ELECTRIC CONVERTER

1. A cell comprising:a first substrate with a first substrate first side and a first substrate second side, wherein the first substrate is electrically insulating and thermally conductive;
a first electrical contact with a first electrical contact first side and a first electrical contact second side, wherein the first electrical contact first side is connected to the first substrate second side;
a first n-type semiconductor layer with a first n-type dopant concentration and a first n-type semiconductor layer first side and a first n-type semiconductor layer second side, wherein the first n-type semiconductor layer first side is connected to the first electrical contact second side;
a second n-type semiconductor layer with a second n-type dopant concentration and a second n-type semiconductor layer first side and a second n-type semiconductor layer second side, wherein the second n-type dopant concentration is higher than the first n-type dopant concentration and the second n-type semiconductor layer first side is electrically and directly physically connected to the first n-type semiconductor layer second side;
a first p-type semiconductor layer with a first p-type dopant concentration and a first p-type semiconductor layer first side and a first p-type semiconductor layer second side, wherein the first p-type semiconductor layer first side is connected to the second n-type semiconductor layer second side;
a second p-type semiconductor layer with a second p-type dopant concentration and a second p-type semiconductor layer first side and a second p-type semiconductor layer second side, wherein the first p-type dopant concentration is higher than the second p-type dopant concentration and the second p-type semiconductor layer first side is electrically and directly physically connected to the first p-type semiconductor layer second side;
a second electrical contact with a second electrical contact first side and a second electrical contact second side, wherein the second electrical contact first side is connected to the second p-type semiconductor layer second side;
a second substrate with a second substrate first side and a second substrate second side, wherein the second substrate is electrically insulating and thermally conductive and the second substrate first side is connected to the second electrical contact second side.

US Pat. No. 10,483,446

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

13. An electronic device comprising a carrier and a semiconductor chip,wherein the carrier comprises a first dielectric layer and a second dielectric layer,
a thermal conductivity of the first dielectric layer exceeds a thermal conductivity of the second dielectric layer,
the second dielectric layer is arranged on the first dielectric layer and partially covers the first dielectric layer,
the semiconductor chip is arranged on the carrier in a mounting area in which the first dielectric layer is not covered by the second dielectric layer,
the carrier comprises a solder terminal for electrical contacting arranged on the second dielectric layer,
the carrier comprises a contact layer arranged on the second dielectric layer,
the carrier comprises a covering layer directly adjoining the contact layer and partially covering the contact layer,
and the solder terminal is provided by a region of the contact layer which is not covered by the covering layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,445

LEAD FRAME, PACKAGE FOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A lead frame comprising:a base material composed of a metal; and
two or more silver-containing layers stacked on the base material, the two or more silver-containing layers including
an uppermost silver-containing layer containing organic sulfur, and
a lower silver-containing layer, with the lower silver-containing layer containing no selenium or the lower silver-containing layer being composed substantially only of silver.

US Pat. No. 10,483,443

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Toshiba Hokuto Electronic...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a first light transmissive supportive substrate that comprises a first light transmissive insulator and a first conductive circuitry layer provided on a surface of the first light transmissive insulator;
a second light transmissive supportive substrate which comprises a second light transmissive insulator, and which is disposed so as to have a predetermined gap from the first light transmissive supportive substrate;
a light emitting diode which comprises a light emitting diode main body, and first and second electrodes, the first electrode electrically connecting the light emitting diode main body to the first conductive circuitry layer via a first conductive bump, the light emitting diode is between the first light transmissive supportive substrate and the second light transmissive supportive substrate; and
a third light transmissive insulator formed in a space between the first light transmissive supportive substrate and the second light transmissive supportive substrate,
wherein the first light transmissive supportive substrate, the second light transmissive supportive substrate and the third light transmissive insulator have flexibility,
a height of the first conductive bump is a height at which the first electrode or a semiconductor layer of the light emitting diode main body does not contact the first conductive circuitry layer when the light emitting device is bent with a radius of 50 mm, and the height of the first conductive bump is in the range of from 5 ?m to 50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,483,439

OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH SILICON SLICE COVER ARRANGED DOWNSTREAM OF A CONVERSION ELEMENT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic device, comprising:a radiation-emitting semiconductor chip, wherein the emitted radiation is infrared radiation having a wavelength of <1100 nm;
a conversion element comprising a quantum dot converter material suitable for converting at least part of the emitted radiation into converted radiation, wherein the converted radiation from the quantum dot converter material is infrared radiation having a wavelength of >1200 nm; and
a cover which is substantially transmissive for the converted radiation and which is arranged downstream of the conversion element in a main emission direction,
wherein the conversion element is arranged on an inner side of the cover facing the semiconductor chip,
wherein the cover comprises silicon or is a silicon slice comprising an absorption edge, which lies at around 1100 nm, and
wherein the cover effectively suppresses the emitted radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,483,435

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

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

1. A semiconductor light emitting device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface, the second surface facing an opposite side from the first surface;
a first metal layer formed on the first surface;
a second metal layer formed on the first metal layer, the second metal layer containing Au;
an insulating layer formed above the second metal layer;
an epitaxial growth layer formed on the insulating layer;
a semiconductor layer formed on the epitaxial growth layer so that a portion of the epitaxial growth layer is exposed, the semiconductor layer containing Ga; and
a first electrode layer formed above the semiconductor layer, wherein
the epitaxial growth layer exposed from the semiconductor layer comprises an uneven portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,433

ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An ultraviolet light emitting device comprising:a substrate provided with an edge pattern at an upper surface thereof at side edges of the substrate, the edge pattern having a concave or convex shape with respect to the upper surface of the substrate;
a semiconductor laminate disposed on the substrate and on the edge pattern and including first and second conductivity-type AlGaN semiconductor layers and an active layer disposed between the first and second conductivity-type AlGaN semiconductor layers and having an AlGaN semiconductor;
a plurality of uneven portions extending from the edge pattern along side surfaces of the semiconductor laminate in a stacking direction of the semiconductor laminate;
first and second electrodes connected to the first and second conductivity-type AlGaN semiconductor layers, respectively; and
a plurality of even portions between the plurality of uneven portions, the plurality of even portions comprising flat side surfaces, and the plurality of uneven portions comprising cleavages in the flat side surfaces,
wherein the plurality of uneven portions are a plurality of gaps in the semiconductor laminate that start at the edge pattern along the side surfaces of the semiconductor laminate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,431

LIGHT SOURCE MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

InnoLux Corporation, Mia...

1. A light source module, comprising:a quantum dot cell, comprising:
a first glass substrate;
a second glass substrate disposed corresponding to the first glass substrate, the second glass substrate having a light-emitting surface disposed at a side of the second glass substrate opposite to the first glass substrate;
a quantum dot region disposed between the first glass substrate and the second glass substrate, wherein a quantum dot material is disposed in the quantum dot region; and
a reflective sealant disposed between the first glass substrate and the second glass substrate and surrounding the quantum dot region, a reflectivity of the reflective sealant ranging from 30% to 100%;
a light emitting element disposed at a side of the first glass substrate opposite to the quantum dot region, wherein the light emitting element emits a light with a first wavelength range, the light enters the quantum dot region, and the quantum dot material converts the light with the first wavelength range into a light with a second wavelength range; and
an adhesive layer disposed at an outer side of the light emitting element for attaching the light emitting element to a surface of the first glass substrate, wherein the adhesive layer is disposed between the light emitting element and the first glass substrate in a direction parallel to a thickness direction of the first glass substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,430

MICRON-SIZED LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DESIGNS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A light emitting diode (LED), comprising:an epitaxial structure defining:
a base defining a light emitting surface of the LED, the base including a current spreading layer with a first-type doping; and
a mesa on the base, the mesa including:
a first confinement layer with the first-type doping,
a light generation area on the first confinement layer to emit light,
a second confinement layer on the light generation area with a second-type doping opposite the first-type doping, and
a contact layer with the second-type doping on the second confinement layer, the contact layer defining a top of the mesa, the second confinement layer and the contact layer being thinner than the first confinement layer; and
a reflective contact on the contact layer to reflect a portion of the light emitted from the light generation area to the light emitting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,483,429

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SOLAR CELL

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A method of manufacturing a solar cell comprising:providing an insulating layer on a semiconductor layer provided on at least a part of a principle surface of a semiconductor substrate;
providing a first mask layer on the insulating layer;
removing a part of the first mask layer by a first laser irradiation so as to form a first opening;
removing, by a first etching agent, the insulating layer exposed through the first opening so as to form a second opening through which the semiconductor layer is exposed;
removing, by a second etching agent, the semiconductor layer exposed through the second opening so as to form a third opening through which the semiconductor substrate is exposed;
removing the first mask layer by a third etching agent;
providing a second mask layer on the semiconductor substrate exposed through the third opening and on the insulating layer;
removing a part of the second mask layer located on the insulating layer by a second laser irradiation so as to form a fourth opening through which the insulating layer is exposed; and
removing, by a fourth etching agent, the insulating layer exposed through the fourth opening so as to form a fifth opening through which the semiconductor layer is exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,483,426

PHOTO CELL DEVICES FOR PHASE-SENSITIVE DETECTION OF LIGHT SIGNALS

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method comprising:providing a first vertical trench in a substrate; and
providing a second vertical trench in the substrate laterally disposed from the first vertical trench, wherein a horizontal extent of the first and second vertical trenches extend in a first direction such that the first and second vertical trenches run in the first direction parallel to one another;
providing a third vertical trench in the substrate;
providing a fourth vertical trench in the substrate laterally disposed from the third vertical trench, wherein a horizontal extent of the third and fourth vertical trenches extend in a second direction generally perpendicular to the first direction, such that the third and fourth vertical trenches run in the second direction parallel to one another,
wherein the first vertical trench, the second vertical trench, the third vertical trench and the fourth vertical trench collectively substantially enclose and thus define a square region of the substrate therebetween;
alternately depleting a first region of the substrate surrounding the first vertical trench and a second region of the substrate surrounding the second vertical trench by alternately applying a voltage to a first vertical trench gate contact and a second vertical trench gate contact, and
alternately depleting a third region of the substrate surrounding the third vertical trench and a fourth region of the substrate surrounding the fourth vertical trench by alternately applying a voltage to a third vertical trench gate contact and a fourth vertical trench gate contact,
wherein the alternate depleting of the first, second, third and fourth regions comprising an interleaved biasing resulting in biasing of the various trenches serially in a circular fashion,
wherein a lateral distance separating the first vertical trench and the second vertical trench is related to a doping level of the substrate such that upon operation a biasing of one of the first vertical trench, the second vertical trench, the third vertical trench and the fourth vertical trench results in formation of a fully depleted gap in a region centrally located between the first vertical trench, the second vertical trench, the third vertical trench, and the fourth vertical trench.