US Pat. No. 10,367,537

MOBILE COMMUNICATION USING A PLURALITY OF SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first subscriber identity module (SIM) and a second SIM; and
at least one processor configured to:
communicate data via a packet switched (PS) network using the first SIM,
change a network to which the first SIM is connected from the PS network to a circuit switched (CS) network,
activate the second SIM and communicate, via the PS network, at least a part of the data using the second SIM while communicating, via the CS network, paging information using the first SIM, and
inactivate the second SIM upon termination of the communicating the paging information.

US Pat. No. 10,367,536

AGGREGATE SIGNAL AMPLIFICATION DEVICE AND METHOD

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A device to amplify signals, the device comprising:at least one acoustic filter configured to receive a radio frequency signal and, when the radio frequency signal is an aggregate signal having a plurality of radio frequency sub-signals corresponding to different frequency bands, to (i) separate the received signal into the plurality of radio frequency sub-signals, and to (ii) output the plurality of radio frequency sub-signals onto a plurality of outputs;
a network configured to engage with the plurality of outputs to at least partially terminate the plurality of radio frequency sub-signals when the received signal is an aggregate signal, and to disengage from the plurality of outputs when the received signal is other than an aggregate signal; and
at least one amplifier in communication with at least one of the plurality of outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,367,534

DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of processing data in a receiving system, the method comprising:receiving a broadcast signal including a data unit,
wherein the data unit includes a first region and a second region,
wherein the first region is concatenated with the second region,
wherein the first region includes first known data and signaling information, and
wherein the second region includes second known data and service data;
demodulating the received broadcast signal;
de-interleaving the signaling information in the data unit of the demodulated broadcast signal;
decoding the de-interleaved signaling information;
decoding the service data in the data unit of the demodulated broadcast signal; and
de-randomizing the decoded service data,
wherein the signaling information includes information for decoding of the service data and information related to the data unit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,533

TRANSMITTING APPARATUS AND INTERLEAVING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...


US Pat. No. 10,367,530

UNIFIED CODE BLOCK SEGMENTATION PROVIDING A CYCLIC REDUNDANCY CHECK FOR LOW DENSITY PARITY CHECK CODE CODEWORDS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:selecting an encoding type for each payload of a plurality of payloads, the selecting comprising selecting a low density parity check code (LDPCC) encoding type for at least a first payload and selecting a turbo code (TC) encoding type for at least a second payload;
segmenting each payload into a plurality of code blocks;
generating, for each code block, a cyclic redundancy check (CRC);
encoding each code block and associated CRC in one or more codewords of a plurality of codewords, the encoding based at least in part on the selected encoding type for a payload associated with the code block; and
transmitting the codewords.

US Pat. No. 10,367,528

CONVOLUTIONAL LOW-DENSITY PARITY-CHECK CODING

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, with a controller, data to be processed in accordance with a convolutional low-density parity-check (CLDPC) code; and
processing, with the controller, the data based on a parity check matrix associated with the CLDPC code, wherein the parity check matrix includes a first portion and a second portion, the first portion including a plurality of copies of a first sub-matrix that is associated with a first sub-code, and the second portion including a copy of a second sub-matrix that is associated with a second sub-code.

US Pat. No. 10,367,527

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING IDLE CYCLES DURING LDPC DECODING

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method of decoding codewords in conjunction with a low-density parity-check (LDPC) code, the method comprising:receiving, via a receiver associated with an LDPC decoder, a first codeword over a data channel;
setting, based on the first code word, values of a first LDPC matrix stored in a belief memory of the LDPC decoder, the values of the first LDPC matrix corresponding to respective bit values of the first codeword;
receiving, via the receiver associated with the LDPC decoder, a second codeword over the data channel;
setting, based on the second codeword, values of a second LDPC matrix stored in the belief memory of the LDPC decoder, the values of the second LDPC matrix corresponding to respective bit values of the second codeword;
decoding, via the LDPC decoder, the first codeword with the first LDPC matrix and the second codeword with the second LDPC matrix to provide first decoded data and second decoded data, respectively, wherein the decoding of the first codeword and the second codeword comprises:
reading, during a first time period and from the belief memory, a first layer of the first LDPC matrix associated with the first codeword;
reading, during a second time period and from the belief memory, a first layer of the second LDPC matrix associated with the second codeword; and
updating, during the second time period and to the belief memory, the first layer of the first LDPC matrix associated with the first codeword, wherein the first layer of the first LDPC matrix is updated at least in part simultaneously with reading the first layer of the second LDPC matrix such that the first codeword and the second codeword are decoded at least partially in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,367,525

INCREMENTAL LOOP MODIFICATION FOR LDPC ENCODING

National Instruments Corp...

6. A method, comprising:receiving first encoding data that corresponds to an encoding matrix;
separately performing, for different rows in the encoding matrix:
generating a set of operations for entries in the row, wherein the set of operations
includes respective operations to be performed on the entries for multiplication of the matrix by a vector;
propagating values of entries in the encoding matrix into the set of operations; and
simplifying ones of the set of operations based on the propagated values to generate an output set of operations; and
configuring circuitry to perform the output sets of operations to encode input data for wireless communication over a medium.

US Pat. No. 10,367,523

DATA PROCESSING METHOD AND DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A data processing method executed by a computer, the data processing method comprising:acquiring first encoded data and second encoded data when receiving a request for data processing, the first encoded data being generated by encoding, for each column in accordance with a first encoding rule, data that includes one or more records having one or more columns, the second encoded data being generated by encoding, for each column in accordance with a second encoding rule, other data that includes one or more other records having one or more other columns;
specifying a first code relating to a second code in accordance with the first encoding rule and the second encoding rule without decoding the first encoded data and the second coded data, the first code being included in the first encoded data, the second code being included in the second encoded data; and
generating third encoded data in which the first code and the second code are stored in association with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,367,522

HIGH EFFICIENCY POWER AMPLIFIER ARCHITECTURES FOR RF APPLICATIONS

MY Tech, LLC, Irvine, CA...

1. A parallel delta sigma modulator comprising:a signal demultiplexer configured to receive an input signal and to demultiplex the input signal into a plurality of streams of symbols at symbol boundaries;
a plurality of delta sigma modulators, where each delta sigma modulator is configured to receive a stream of symbols from the plurality of streams of symbols and to generate a delta sigma modulated output; and
a signal multiplexer configured to receive a plurality of delta sigma modulated outputs from the plurality of delta sigma modulators and to multiplex together the plurality of delta sigma modulated outputs into a pulse train; and
a frequency up-converter configured to receive the pulse train.

US Pat. No. 10,367,521

SIGNAL PROCESSOR AND CONTROL APPARATUS

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A signal processor comprising:a comparator that compares a signal obtained by phase modulating a carrier frequency at a rotor rotation angle of a resolver with a dither signal; and
a generator that generates the dither signal based on an amplitude value of the signal obtained by phase modulating the carrier frequency,
wherein the dither signal is a signal whose amplitude is periodically changed.

US Pat. No. 10,367,520

CHARGE-SCALING SUBTRACTOR CIRCUIT

International Business Ma...

1. A subtractor circuit fabricated within an integrated circuit (IC), the subtractor circuit configured to draw, using charge-scaling circuitry, a difference output node to a voltage proportional to a difference between two received N-bit binary numbers, the subtractor circuit comprising:a first set of N inputs configured to receive a first binary number having N bits, each input of the first set of N inputs indexed by an integer bit number “n” that corresponds to each input's respective significance, where n is in a range between and including 0 and N?1;
a first set of scaled capacitors, each capacitor of the first set of scaled capacitors having an input terminal electrically connected to a corresponding nth input of the first set of N inputs and an output terminal electrically connected to the difference output node, each capacitor further having a capacitance value equal to 2(n)*a unit capacitance value (CUNIT);
a second set of N inputs configured to receive a second binary number having N bits, each input of the second set of N inputs indexed by the integer bit number “n” that corresponds to each input's respective significance;
a set of inverters, each inverter of the set of inverters having an input terminal electrically connected to a corresponding nth input of the second set of N inputs, each inverter of the set of inverters further having an output terminal electrically connected to an input terminal of a corresponding nth capacitor of a second set of scaled capacitors;
the second set of scaled capacitors, each capacitor of the second set of scaled capacitors having an output terminal electrically connected to the difference output node, each capacitor further having a capacitance value equal to 2(n)*CUNIT;
a reference capacitor electrically connected to ground and electrically connected to the difference output node, a capacitance of the reference capacitor equal to a sum of the values of each of the least significant (LS) scaled capacitors of the first and second sets of scaled capacitors; and
a reset device electrically connected to ground and electrically connected to the difference output node through an output terminal, the reset device configured to draw, in response to receiving a reset signal at an input terminal, the difference output node to ground.

US Pat. No. 10,367,504

LOW POWER NEGATIVE VOLTAGE LEVEL SHIFTER

NOVATEK Microelectronics ...

1. A negative voltage level shifter, comprising:a pair of input transistors;
a pair of output transistors;
a clamp circuit, coupled between the pair of input transistors and the pair of output transistors, for clamping source voltages of the pair of input transistors;
a first switch transistor, coupled between the clamp circuit and the pair of output transistors, the first switch transistor comprising:
a drain terminal, coupled to the pair of output transistors;
a source terminal, coupled to the clamp circuit; and
a gate terminal; and
a second switch transistor, coupled between the clamp circuit and the pair of output transistors, the second switch transistor comprising:
a drain terminal, coupled to the pair of output transistors;
a source terminal, coupled to the clamp circuit; and
a gate terminal;
wherein the gate terminal of the first switch transistor is coupled to the drain terminal of the second switch transistor, and the gate terminal of the second switch transistor is coupled to the drain terminal of the first switch transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,367,485

RECEIVER, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a receiver circuit configured to receive a magnetic signal and output an electric signal to a wired transmission channel;
a pulse generation circuit configured to generate an output pulse signal based on a timing order of a positive polarity pulse and a negative polarity pulse which are comprised in the electric signal transmitted via the wired transmission channel, the positive and negative polarity pulses indicating a voltage difference between two points on the wired transmission channel;
an initialization circuit configured to initialize the voltage difference on the wired transmission channel in response to the pulse generation circuit receiving a pair of the positive polarity pulse and the negative polarity pulse.

US Pat. No. 10,367,482

SCHMITT TRIGGER CIRCUIT

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A Schmitt trigger circuit comprising:a first circuit including a first node, and configured to output an output signal based on a potential of the first node, the first circuit being configured to output the output signal of a second logical level when the first circuit receives an input signal higher than or equal to a first threshold while outputting the output signal of a first logical level, and output the output signal of the first logical level when the first circuit receives the input signal lower than a second threshold while outputting the output signal of the second logical level, the second threshold being lower than the first threshold;
a second circuit including a first end and a second end, coupled to a first potential node at the first end, and configured to send a current between the first end and the second end based on a logical level of the output signal;
a first switch that electrically couples or uncouples the second end of the second circuit and the first node based on a selection signal;
a third circuit including a third end and fourth end, coupled to a second potential node at the third end, and configured to send a current exclusively with the second circuit between the third end and the fourth end based on the logical level of the output signal, the second potential node having a potential lower than a potential of the first potential node; and
a second switch that electrically couples or uncouples the fourth end of the third circuit and the first node based on the selection signal,
wherein:
the second circuit includes a first transistor of a first conductivity type,
the first transistor and the first switch are coupled in series between the first potential node and the first node,
the third circuit includes a second transistor of a second conductivity type,
the second switch and the second transistor are coupled in series between the first node and the second potential node,
the first transistor includes a gate that receives the output signal,
the second transistor includes a gate that receives the output signal,
the first switch includes a third transistor of the first conductivity type,
the third transistor includes a gate that receives a signal of a logical level opposite to a logical level of the selection signal,
the second switch includes a fourth transistor of the second conductivity type,
the fourth transistor includes a gate that receives the selection signal,
the first node is coupled to an input of a first inverter circuit,
an output of the first inverter circuit outputs the output signal,
the first circuit further includes a second inverter circuit that receives the input signal,
an output of the second inverter circuit is coupled to the first node,
the second inverter circuit includes a fifth transistor of the first conductivity type, a sixth transistor of the first conductivity type, a seventh transistor of the second conductivity type, and an eighth transistor of the second conductivity type,
the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth transistors are coupled in series, and respectively include gates that receive the input signal,
the sixth transistor and the seventh transistor are coupled to each other at the first node,
the first transistor and the third transistor are coupled in series between the first potential node and a node at which the fifth transistor and the sixth transistor are coupled, and
the second transistor and the fourth transistor are coupled in series between a node at which the seventh transistor and the eighth transistor are coupled and the second potential node.

US Pat. No. 10,367,480

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING HIGH PERFORMANCE PULSE WIDTH MODULATION (PWM) SIGNALS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method for generating a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal, by a processor communicatively coupled to a system memory element, the method comprising:computing, by the processor, a coarse adjustment PWM output signal and a modified fine adjustment input signal, using a low speed clock rate, by:
receiving a data input vector, by the processor;
dividing the data input vector into a coarse adjustment input signal and a fine adjustment input signal; and
performing comparator operations and incrementing counter operations using the coarse adjustment input signal, to produce the coarse adjustment PWM output signal; and
performing, by the processor, a fine adjustment to the coarse adjustment PWM output signal, using a high speed clock rate, based on the modified fine adjustment input signal; and
generating an increased resolution PWM output signal, by the processor, based on the fine adjustment.

US Pat. No. 10,367,474

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SELECTING FREQUENCY BAND

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A switching circuit for selecting a frequency band, the switching circuit comprising:a plurality of Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filters;
a first switch connected to an input port of at least one of the plurality of SAW filters;
a second switch connected to an input port of at least one of the plurality of SAW filters except for the at least one SAW filter connected to the first switch from among the plurality of SAW filters;
a third switch connected to an input port of the first switch and an input port of the second switch;
a first combiner connected to an output port of at least one of the plurality of SAW filters; and
a second combiner connected to an output port of at least one of the plurality of SAW filters except for the at least one SAW filter connected to the first combiner from among the plurality of SAW filters.

US Pat. No. 10,367,473

FILTER, MULTIPLEXER, AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A filter comprising:an input port,
an output port, and
a plurality of serial resonators and a plurality of parallel resonators connected in a ladder-shaped circuit between the input port and the output port and comprising interdigital transducer (IDT) electrodes,
wherein the plurality of parallel resonators comprises
at least one first parallel resonator having a resonance frequency lower than resonance frequencies of the plurality of serial resonators and
at least one second parallel resonator having a resonance frequency higher than antiresonance frequencies of the plurality of serial resonators,
wherein the at least one first parallel resonator and the at least one second parallel resonator comprise reflectors which are arranged on the two sides of the IDT electrodes in a propagation direction of an acoustic wave, the reflector in the at least one first parallel resonator is connected to a reference potential, and the reflector in the at least one second parallel resonator is given floating potential.

US Pat. No. 10,367,467

COMPOSITE ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A composite electronic component comprising:a capacitor component including a capacitor body, a capacitor element provided in the capacitor body, and a plurality of capacitor outer electrodes that are provided on the capacitor body and that are electrically connected to the capacitor element; and
an inductor component including an inductor body, an inductor element provided in the inductor body, and a plurality of inductor outer electrodes that are provided on the inductor body and that are electrically connected to the inductor element,
wherein the capacitor body has a first end face and a second end face that are opposed to each other in a longitudinal direction and a first side face along the longitudinal direction, with which the first end face is connected to the second end face, and at least one of the capacitor outer electrodes is provided on the first end face of the capacitor body,
wherein the inductor body has a first end face and a second end face that are opposed to each other in the longitudinal direction and a first side face along the longitudinal direction, with which the first end face is connected to the second end face, and at least one of the inductor outer electrodes is provided on the first end face of the inductor body,
wherein the first side face of the capacitor body is opposed to the first side face of the inductor body,
wherein the first end face of the capacitor body and the first end face of the inductor body are positioned on a same side of the composite electronic component, and
wherein a sum of an area of the first end face of the capacitor body and an area of the first end face of the inductor body is smaller than at least one of an area of the first side face of the capacitor body and an area of the first side face of the inductor body.

US Pat. No. 10,367,465

OPTIMIZED VOLUME ADJUSTMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of providing audio volume adjustment in a media-editing application, the method comprising:displaying an audio clip;
determining intrinsic segment volume levels individually for segments of the audio clip;
displaying a volume adjuster graph having different volume adjuster segments within the volume adjuster graph at same levels as the determined intrinsic segment volume levels for the segments of the audio clip, the volume adjuster graph being for adjusting volume levels of the segments of the audio clip;
receiving an adjusted level for at least one of the volume adjuster segments of the volume adjuster graph; and
setting a volume level of at least one of the segments of the audio clip by setting the intrinsic segment volume level to the received adjusted level for the at least one of the volume adjuster segments of the volume adjuster graph.

US Pat. No. 10,367,452

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A DUAL-CORE VCO

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A method of operating a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) comprising a first VCO core and a second VCO core that each includes a pair of transistors, and a transformer having a first winding coupled between control nodes of the pair of transistors of the first VCO core and a second winding coupled between control nodes of the pair of transistors of the second VCO core, wherein load path terminals of the pair of transistors of the first VCO core and load path terminals of the pair of transistors of the second VCO core are not directly coupled to each other, are not directly coupled to the first winding of the transformer, and are not directly coupled to the second winding of the transformer, the method comprising:generating a first oscillating signal in the first VCO core; and
generating a second oscillating signal in the second VCO core, wherein the first oscillating signal and the second oscillating signal have a same frequency and a fixed phase offset.

US Pat. No. 10,367,450

OSCILLATOR SCHEME CAPABLE OF REDUCING FAR-OUT PHASE NOISE AND CLOSED-IN PHASE NOISE

MediaTek Inc., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An oscillator apparatus, comprising:an oscillator core circuit, comprising:
an inverting transconductance amplifier;
at least one first capacitor, connected between an input of the inverting transconductance amplifier and a ground level;
at least one second capacitor, connected between an output of the inverting transconductance amplifier and the ground level; and
a resonator, having a first port connected to the input of the inverting transconductance amplifier and a second port connected to the output of the inverting transconductance amplifier, the first port of the resonator being decoupled from the second port of the resonator;
a DC coupling circuit, having one end connected to the input of the inverting transconductance amplifier and the first port and having another end connected to a driver; and
the driver, having an input DC coupled to the first port via the DC coupling circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,444

STRUCTURE FOR LAYING SOLAR CELL MODULES, SOLAR CELL MODULE, AND SOLAR CELL MODULE INSTALLATION METHOD

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A solar cell module laying system configured to lay a plurality of solar cell modules on a wall surface rising in a substantially vertical direction,wherein the plurality of solar cell modules includes a first solar cell module and a second solar cell module adjacent to each other in an up-down direction, and the first and second solar cell modules overlap with each other to form an overlapping region,
wherein each of the solar cell modules has a terminal box, most of the terminal box being disposed in the overlapping region and in a gap between the first and second solar cell modules,
wherein the solar cell module laying system further comprises a fixing member that fixes the solar cell modules to the wall surface,
wherein a middle portion of the first and second solar cell modules is supported by the fixing member and fixed in an inclined position,
wherein both ends of the first and second solar cell modules in the inclined position are free ends,
wherein a part of the second solar cell module enters between the free end of the first solar cell and the wall surface to form the overlapping region, and
wherein a condition (1) or (2) below is satisfied:
(1) a part of the terminal box is exposed toward an outside of the gap, and
(2) a part of the gap is blocked by a member that is attachable to and detachable from the gap, the part of the terminal box being exposed toward the outside of the gap when the member is detached from the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,367,441

MODULAR MULTI-AXIAL ROTOR

15. A scalable, modular, electricity generating apparatus comprising:an elongate, central member;
at least one foil disposed about said central member in fluid interacting relation thereto;
said central member further including at least a first end and a second end;
each of said first end and said second end dimensioned and configured to be connected to a connecting node, respectively;
said elongate central member further including an electrically conductive material;
said central member further including a stator member rigidly connected to each of the connecting nodes; and
said elongate central member further configured to conduct electricity from one of the connecting nodes to the other of the connecting nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,367,439

PUMP ASSEMBLY AND CONTROLLING METHOD

14. A method for controlling a brushless speed-controlled permanent-magnet AC drive motor via a frequency converter for driving a pump unit for providing a desired pressure head at zero flow rate, the method comprising:driving the pump unit at a design input voltage to provide a lower pressure head than the desired pressure head at zero flow rate in a non-field-weakening mode;
driving the pump unit to provide the desired pressure head at zero flow rate in a field-weakening mode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,438

INVERTER CONTROL DEVICE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A control device for an electric motor in which windings of respective phases are independently connected, the control device for the electric motor comprisinga zero-phase current calculation means for calculating a zero-phase current based on detection values of currents of the respective phases flowing in the electric motor and a position of a rotor of the electric motor, wherein
a current flowing in the electric motor is controlled such that a vector sum of a drive current and the zero-phase current is equal to or lower than a predetermined current, and
when the drive current is higher than a first current which is a current obtained by subtracting a component of the zero-phase current, calculated by the zero-phase current calculation means, from the predetermined current, the drive current is controlled to be equal to or lower than the first current.

US Pat. No. 10,367,431

TRIBOELECTRIC NANOGENERATOR FOR POWERING PORTABLE ELECTRONICS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A triboelectric generator, comprising:(a) a first contact charging member, including:
(i) a first contact layer, having a contact side and an opposite back side, including a material that has a triboelectric series rating indicating a propensity to exchange electrons due to a contacting event; and
(ii) a conductive electrode layer disposed along the back side of the contact layer;
(b) a second contact charging member, spaced apart from and disposed oppositely from the first contact charging member, including an electrically conductive material layer that has a triboelectric series rating indicating a propensity to exchange electrons when contacted by the first contact layer during the contacting event, the electrically conductive material layer configured to act as an electrode;
(c) a plurality of nano-scale structures extending from at least one of the first contact layer and the second contact charging member; and
(d) a mechanism configured to maintain a space between the first contact charging member and the second contact charging member except when a force is applied thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,367,429

ACTUATOR ELEMENT USING CARBON ELECTRODE

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADV...

1. A conductive thin film comprising a homogeneous mixture comprising 5-90% by weight of a nano-carbon material, 5-80% by weight of an ionic liquid, 4-70% by weight of a polymer, and an organic molecule component,wherein the homogeneous mixture forms a gel,
wherein the organic molecule component comprises at least one electron-withdrawing organic molecule that is tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ), and
wherein the organic molecule component is present in an amount of 3 to 80 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of a total amount of the nano-carbon material, the ionic liquid, and the polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,428

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. A power conversion device comprising:a power converter including an arm configured with one unit converter or a plurality of unit converters connected in series; and
a control device configured to control the power converter,
the unit converter including
a main circuit including a switching element and a DC capacitor and configured to output a voltage pulse according to voltage of the DC capacitor by turning on/off of the switching element,
a control circuit configured to control on/off of the switching element in accordance with a control signal received from the control device, and
a power supply configured to lower voltage of the DC capacitor to generate power supply voltage to be supplied to the control circuit, the power supply including
a power supply circuit configured to convert input voltage provided between first and second input terminals from the DC capacitor into the power supply voltage,
a thyristor connected between the first and second input terminals electrically in parallel with the power supply circuit,
a current-limiting resistor connected between terminals of the DC capacitor electrically in series with the thyristor, and
a control unit configured to fire the thyristor when the input voltage applied to the power supply circuit exceeds a threshold voltage,
wherein the power supply further includes a reverse current blocking diode connected between an anode and a cathode of the thyristor electrically in series with the power supply circuit to prevent reverse flow of current from the power supply circuit to the thyristor.

US Pat. No. 10,367,426

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A power conversion device, comprising:a circuit body comprising: a first switching element which constitutes an upper arm circuit of a power conversion circuit; a second switching element which constitutes a lower arm circuit of the power conversion circuit; and a plurality of conductor portions which transmit an electric current to the first switching element and the second switching element;
a metal member; and
a relay conductor plate which is arranged to face the metal member with the circuit body interposed therebetween and is electrically connected to a terminal connected to any one of the conductor portions,
wherein an eddy current is induced at the metal member and the relay conductor plate by a recovery current flowing through the conductor portions according to switching operation of the first switching element or the second switching element, and
wherein the conductor portions comprises:
a first conductor plate and a second conductor plate which face each other with the first switching element interposed therebetween;
a third conductor plate and a fourth conductor plate which face each other with the second switching element interposed therebetween; and
an intermediate connection portion which connects the second conductor plate and the third conductor plate,
the metal member is arranged to face one of the first conductor plate and the second conductor plate, one of the third conductor plate and fourth conductor plate, and the intermediate connection portion, and
the relay conductor plate is arranged to face at least other of the first conductor plate or the second conductor plate.

US Pat. No. 10,367,425

MATRIX CONVERTER

KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA ...

1. A matrix converter comprising:a plurality of first bidirectional switches electrically connected to each of input phases of an AC power supply and each of output phases of a load, respectively;
a plurality of second bidirectional switches electrically connected to each of the input phases and each of the output phases, respectively; and
a heat sink on which the first bidirectional switches and the second bidirectional switches are disposed;
the first bidirectional switch and the second bidirectional switch being electrically connected in parallel to one of the input phases and one of the output phases,
wherein the plurality of first bidirectional switches and the plurality of second bidirectional switches, which are connected to one of the output phases, are arranged in a single switch row extended along a first direction on the heat sink, and
wherein the single switch row connected to the one of the output phases and another single switch row connected to another of the output phases are arranged in parallel along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,424

SWITCH MODE POWER SUPPLIES, CONTROL ARRANGMENTS THEREFOR AND METHODS OF OPERATING THEREOF

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. A control arrangement for a switch mode power supply, the switch mode power supply comprising an opto-coupler configured to transfer, from a secondary side to a primary side of the switch mode power supply by means of an LED current, a control signal indicative of an error between an amplifier-reference-signal and an amplifier-sensed-signal indicative of an actual value of an output parameter, the control arrangement comprising:an error amplifier on the secondary side of the switch mode power supply and configured to integrate the error between the amplifier-reference-signal and the amplifier-sensed-signal to determine the LED current; and
a feedback loop self contained on the secondary side of the switch mode power supply and configured to modify the amplifier-reference-signal based on the magnitude of the LED current in order to reduce the error between the amplifier-reference-signal and the amplifier-sensed-signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,423

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power conversion device having a plurality of DC/DC converters, primary side terminals of which are connected in parallel and secondary side terminals of which are connected in series, the DC/DC converters each comprising:a transformer;
a first switching circuit formed of a bridge circuit including a plurality of legs having a plurality of semiconductor switching elements to which antiparallel diodes are respectively connected, the first switching circuit being connected between the primary side terminals and a primary winding of the transformer so as to perform DC/AC power conversion;
a second switching circuit formed of a bridge circuit including a plurality of legs having a plurality of semiconductor switching elements to which antiparallel diodes are respectively connected, the second switching circuit being connected between the secondary side terminals and a secondary winding of the transformer so as to perform DC/AC power conversion;
a capacitor connected in parallel to the secondary side terminals; and
a control circuit for controlling an output of the corresponding DC/DC converter, wherein
each of the DC/DC converters further includes a discharge circuit connected in parallel to the capacitor so as to discharge power of the capacitor, a bypass switch for bypassing the capacitor by causing a short-circuit between the secondary side terminals, and a malfunction detection unit which is provided in a gate drive circuit of at least one of the semiconductor switching elements of each of the legs in the first and second switching circuits and which detects a malfunction in the semiconductor switching element, and
in each of the DC/DC converters, when the malfunction detection unit detects the malfunction in the semiconductor switching element, the control circuit turns OFF all of the semiconductor switching elements in the first switching circuit, and controls the bypass switch to a conductive state after discharge of the capacitor through the discharge circuit, so as to cause a short circuit between the secondary side terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,367,422

VALLEY MODE SWITCHING WITH FIXED FREQUENCY FOR SWITCHING MODE POWER SUPPLY

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A controller for a switching mode power converter, the controller being configured to:drive a switching element to selectively connect a supply to a primary side winding of a transformer to generate a regulated voltage, current, or power at a secondary side winding of the transformer, wherein to drive the switching element to selectively connect the supply, the controller is configured to, for each switching cycle of a plurality of switching cycles:
select a peak current value from a plurality of peak current values, each peak current value of the plurality of peak current values being calculated to drive an oscillating voltage at the switching element to correspond to a voltage valley at an end of a respective switching cycle of the plurality of switching cycles;
in response to determining a voltage valley is occurring at the oscillating voltage at the switching element, output an enabling signal to cause the switching element to generate a channel electrically connecting the supply to the primary side winding until current at the switching element is not less than the selected peak current value; and
output a disabling signal to cause the switching element to refrain from generating the channel electrically connecting the supply to the primary side winding after current at the switching element is not less than the selected peak current value.

US Pat. No. 10,367,420

LOAD REGULATION FOR THE ISOLATED OUTPUT IN AN ISOLATED BUCK CONVERTER

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. An isolated buck converter comprising:a high-side transistor comprising first, second, and third terminals, wherein a voltage level at the third terminal controls the flow of current from the first terminal to the second terminal, and wherein the first terminal is coupled to a voltage input;
a low-side transistor comprising first, second, and third terminals, wherein a voltage level at the third terminal controls the flow of current from the first terminal to the second terminal, wherein the first terminal is coupled to the second terminal of the high-side transistor and the second terminal is coupled to a reference potential;
a transformer comprising:
a primary inductor winding having a first end coupled to the second terminal of the high-side transistor and the first terminal of the low-side transistor, and a second end coupled to a first output node of the converter; and
a secondary inductor winding having a first end coupled to a second output node of the converter, and a second end coupled to a reference potential;
a current sensing circuit operable to sense the current flowing through the high-side transistor; and
a control circuit operable to receive a signal representative of the current flowing through the high-side transistor and operable to set the duty cycle of the high-side and low-side transistors based on said signal representative of said current, the control circuit also receiving a feedback signal from the first output node coupled to only the primary inductor winding, the control circuit operable to use a combination of both the signal representative of the current and the feedback signal to control operation of the high-side and low-side transistors regulating voltage at the second output node of the converter, the current sensing circuit comprising:
an impedance coupled between the voltage input and the first terminal of the high-side transistor; and
a differential amplifier comprising a first input electrically coupled to a first end of the impedance and a second input electrically coupled to a second end of the impedance, and operable to generate an output representative of the difference between the voltage values at the first and second inputs.

US Pat. No. 10,367,419

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED DISCRETE INDUCTOR

Kinetic Technologies, Sa...

1. A switching regulator, comprising:an inductor housed in an inductor housing;
a first wire electrically coupled to the inductor and housed in the inductor housing;
a first electrical component including a first terminal; and
a board including a first board trace, the first board trace electrically coupling the first terminal with the first wire;
wherein:
the first electrical component and the inductor housing are attached to the board;
the attachment of the inductor housing to the board creates a space between the inductor housing and the board; and
the first electrical component is disposed within the space.

US Pat. No. 10,367,416

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAINTAINING OUTPUT VOLTAGE REGULATION OF A NON-SYNCHRONOUS SWITCHING REGULATOR PROVIDING VOLTAGE SUPPLY TO A MAIN LOAD

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for maintaining output voltage regulation of a non-synchronous switching regulator providing a voltage supply to a main load, the method comprising:receiving, at an electronic processor, battery health information of a battery;
determining, using the electronic processor, a current drain headroom of the battery based on the battery health information;
identifying, using the electronic processor, an activity to be performed by a device coupled to the battery, the device including the non-synchronous switching regulator and the main load;
determining, using the electronic processor, an expected peak current for the activity;
determining, using the electronic processor, that the current drain headroom is less than the expected peak current for the activity; and
pre-loading, using the electronic processor, the non-synchronous switching regulator in response to determining that the current drain headroom is less than the expected peak current for the activity.

US Pat. No. 10,367,414

SWITCH-MODE POWER SUPPLY

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. A switch mode power supply comprising:a primary side configured to be coupled to a mains supply and
a secondary side configured to be coupled to a device,
an isolation transformer comprising a primary coil and a secondary coil and configured to isolate the primary side from the secondary side, and
a positive notch filter coupled between a primary ground at the primary side and a secondary ground at the secondary side, having a conductance value that increases within a peak conductance frequency region, a peak conductance value in the peak conductance frequency region, and configured to reduce common-mode noise of the switch mode power supply at frequencies occurring in the peak conductance frequency region.

US Pat. No. 10,367,412

POWER FACTOR CORRECTION CIRCUIT AND SWITCHING POWER SOURCE DEVICE USING THE SAME

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A power factor correction circuit improving a power factor by controlling a switching element in a boost chopper boosting DC voltage into which AC voltage is full-wave rectified, comprising:a power factor correction control circuit including an input voltage detection terminal to which voltage corresponding to input voltage to the boost chopper is input, a current sensing terminal to which voltage corresponding to inductor current in the boost chopper is input, an output voltage detection terminal to which voltage corresponding to output voltage from the boost chopper is input, and an output terminal outputting a drive signal for the switching element; and
a voltage adjustment circuit configured to detect the input voltage and adjust voltage at the current sensing terminal and voltage at the input voltage detection terminal according to the detected input voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,367,409

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A SIGNAL WITH PHASE ANGLE CONFIGURATION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

13. An apparatus comprising:an array of switch-resistors, each switch-resistor of the array to receive control signals from a delay line, wherein the array of switch-resistors is to generate an output signal, and wherein the array of switch-resistors comprises a switch-resistor core to receive the control signals and a circuit to output first signals other than the control signals to the switch resistor core to adjust a phase angle of the output signal by enabling or disabling a row or a column of the switch-resistors of the array according to the phase angle.

US Pat. No. 10,367,406

SUPERCONDUCTING ROTATING MACHINE

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A superconducting rotating machine comprising:a rotating shaft having an annular sliding surface on one side in an axial direction;
a torque transmitting part fixed to the other side in the axial direction of the rotating shaft;
a rotating shaft supporting part having an annular slid surface configured to slide in the axial direction on the sliding surface and the rotating shaft supporting part being configured to support the rotating shaft while being movable in the axial direction with respect to the rotating shaft; and
a superconducting coil held by the rotating shaft and cooled by a coolant supplied from one end side of the rotating shaft in the axial direction of the rotating shaft, wherein:
at least one of the sliding surface and the slid surface being present on a surface of a hard coating film located to partially cover a heat input suppressing part made of a fiber-reinforced plastic;
the hard coating film being harder than the heat input suppressing part;
an end surface on one side in the axial direction of the hard coating film is smoothly connected to a surface of the heat input suppressing part;
a surface of the heat input suppressing part has a recess; and
the end surface on the one side of the hard coating film is smoothly connected to a side surface in an axial direction of the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,367,405

VERTICALLY MOUNTED AND MAGNETICALLY DRIVEN POWER GENERATION APPARATUS WITH WEIGHT-FREE AND ENERGY-SAVING EFFECT

1. A vertically mounted and magnetically driven power generation apparatus with weight-free and energy-saving effect, comprising:a magnetically driven transmission assembly having:
a support frame having:
multiple shelves vertically arranged and vertically spaced apart from each other, each shelf having a through hole formed through the shelf and tapering downwards;
multiple struts securely connected with the multiple shelves; and
a center axis vertically and centrally passing through the support frame and the through holes of the multiple shelves;
a transmission mechanism having:
a spindle vertically mounted through the support frame along the center axis; and
multiple magnetic driven members securely mounted around the spindle and located within the through holes of the respective shelves, each magnetic driven member being a permanent magnet and having:
an upper driven portion being a truncated cone tapering upwards, wherein a top of the upper driven portion extends beyond a top surface of a corresponding shelf through a top opening of the through hole of the corresponding shelf;
a lower driven portion with a top connected with a bottom of the upper driven portion, being a truncated cone tapering downwards, having a shape symmetrical to that of the upper driven portion, having a magnetic pole different from that of the upper driven portion, and mounted inside the through hole of the corresponding shelf; and
a ridge line formed on a junction between the upper driven portion and the lower driven portion and taking the form of a circle;
multiple magnetic drive assemblies mounted on inner walls of the through holes of the respective shelves, each magnetic drive assembly having:
a first magnetic drive member mounted on the inner wall of the through hole of a corresponding shelf; and
a second magnetic drive member with a top connected with a bottom of the first magnetic drive member, mounted on the inner wall of the through hole of the corresponding shelf, wherein the first magnetic drive member and the second magnetic drive member are adjacent to but have no contact with the lower driven portion of a corresponding magnetic driven member by way of mutual magnetic repulsion for the transmission mechanism to be vertically and suspendedly mounted through the support frame and the multiple magnetic drive assemblies;
a primary power generator located at a lower portion of the support frame of the magnetically driven transmission assembly and having:
an upper rotating member securely mounted around the spindle;
multiple upper permanent magnets mounted on a bottom surface of the upper rotating member and distributed in rows aligned in multiple radial directions on the upper rotating member, wherein bottom surfaces of the multiple upper permanent magnets are flush with the bottom surface of the upper rotating member;
a lower rotating member securely mounted around the spindle and vertically spaced apart from the upper rotating member;
multiple lower permanent magnets mounted on a top surface of the lower rotating member and distributed in rows aligned in multiple radial directions on the lower rotating member, wherein top surfaces of the multiple lower permanent magnets are flush with the top surface of the lower rotating member;
at least one fixing board securely mounted to the multiple struts, located between the upper rotating member and the lower rotating member, and having multiple slots formed through the at least one fixing board, aligned radially, and progressively increasing in diameter in a radial direction from a center to a rim of the upper rotating member; and
multiple windings mounted inside the multiple slots of the at least one fixing board; and
a motor mounted above and separated from the primary power generator, and having:
a stator securely mounted to the multiple struts; and
a rotor mounted around the spindle and located within the stator.

US Pat. No. 10,367,404

MID-BUS VOLTAGE GENERATION VIA IDLE PHASES IN A LINEAR MOTOR TRACK SYSTEM

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. A linear motor drive system comprising:a DC power supply configured to provide:
a first DC voltage rail providing a full bus voltage; and
a DC reference; and
a track segment defining a path along which a mover travels, the track segment receiving power from the DC power supply for electromagnetically propelling a mover, the track segment including:
a plurality of drive coils spaced along the track segment, the plurality of drive coils being coupled to a second DC voltage rail;
a plurality of upper switches arranged between the first DC voltage rail and the plurality of drive coils, each upper switch being configured to selectively connect a drive coil to the first DC voltage rail;
a plurality of lower switches arranged between the DC reference and the plurality of drive coils, each lower switch being configured to selectively connect a drive coil to the DC reference; and
a plurality of track sensors spaced along the track segment, each track sensor being configured to detect a mover when proximal to a drive coil,
wherein upper and lower switches of the pluralities of upper and lower switches corresponding to a drive coil are controlled to provide a mid-bus voltage corresponding to half the full bus voltage through the drive coil to the second DC voltage rail when a track sensor does not detect a mover proximal to the drive coil, and
wherein the upper and lower switches of the pluralities of upper and lower switches corresponding to a drive coil are controlled to provide power to the drive coil between the first and second DC voltage rails to electromagnetically propel a mover when the track sensor detects a mover is proximal to the drive coil.

US Pat. No. 10,367,403

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INDEPENDENT MOTION OF PARALLEL ACTUATORS

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. An apparatus for independent actuator motion, comprising:a first linear actuator;
a first driven carriage to be driven by movement of the first linear actuator; and
a first free carriage in line with the first linear actuator but being disengaged from the first linear actuator motion;
a first pair of guide rails flanking the first linear actuator, wherein each guide rail of the first pair of guide rails directly engages both the first driven carriage and the first free carriage;
a second linear actuator substantially parallel to the first linear actuator;
a second driven carriage to be driven by movement of the second linear actuator; and
a second free carriage in line with the second linear actuator but being disengaged from the second linear actuator motion and to be coupled to the first driven carriage; and
a second pair of guide rails flanking the second linear actuator, wherein each guide rail of the second pair of guide rails directly engages both the second driven carriage and the second free carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,367,399

MOTOR WITH ADJUSTABLE BACK-ELECTROMOTIVE FORCE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An outrunner brushless direct current (DC) motor, comprising:a base;
a stator affixed to the base and including a plurality of electromagnetic coils;
a rotor including a rotor housing forming a cavity that substantially encompasses the stator, the rotor housing including an adaptable material that causes the rotor to have a first diameter at a first temperature and further causes the rotor to have a second diameter at a second temperature that is different than the first diameter; and
a heating element configured to alter a temperature of the adaptable material to transition from the first temperature to the second temperature such that the rotor transitions from the first diameter to the second diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,367,398

DOUBLE-STATOR SWITCHED RELUCTANCE ROTATING MACHINE

IHI CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A double-stator switched reluctance rotating machine comprising:a rotor;
an outer stator that is disposed outside the rotor; and
an inner stator that is disposed inside the rotor,
wherein the outer stator includes first stator salient poles that are provided on a side thereof facing the rotor,
the inner stator includes second stator salient poles which are provided on a side thereof facing the rotor and of which the number is the same as the number of the first stator salient poles,
the rotor is a plurality of electromagnetic steel sheets laminated in an axial direction of the rotor;
the rotor includes first rotor salient poles that are provided on a side thereof facing the outer stator, and second rotor salient poles which are provided on a side thereof facing the inner stator and of which the number is the same as the number of the first rotor salient poles,
mechanical phases of the salient poles in a rotational direction of the rotor are different from each other in at least one of a set of the first stator salient poles and the second stator salient poles and a set of the first rotor salient poles and the second rotor salient poles, and
a mechanical phase shift angle of the salient poles in the rotational direction of the rotor is set according to the magnitude of a current in the outer stator and the inner stator to minimize a torque ripple ratio of the rotating machine.

US Pat. No. 10,367,396

FUSE COMPONENT AND ELECTRIC MOTOR INCORPORATING THE SAME

JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNAT...

1. A fuse component for an electric motor, comprising:an outer shell made of an insulating material and having two open ends;
a spiral fuse, disposed at least partially in said outer shell; and
two end pieces, each end piece comprises a plug portion fitted into a corresponding open end of the outer shell,
wherein at least one end piece further comprises an end portion integrated with the plug portion and made from conductive material, and a through hole passes through the plug portion and the end portion, and
wherein the end portion has a smaller cross section than the plug portion and extends to an outside the outer shell, at least one terminal of the spiral fuse extends into the end portion via the through hole, and the at least one terminal of the spiral fuse is configured to be connected to a circuit of the electric motor by at least welding the end portion to the circuit, and
wherein the plug portion has an end wall and a substantially cylindrical side wall, the end wall extends radially outwards from one end of the end portion, and the side wall extends substantially axially from the end wall towards the other end of the end portion and surrounds a part of the end portion.

US Pat. No. 10,367,395

GLOCKENSPIEL POWER GENERATOR

1. A power generator comprising:a cranking mechanism;
a casing;
at least one energy-converting mechanism;
a charging output;
the cranking mechanism comprises a handle and a drive shaft;
the at least one energy-converting mechanism comprises a spring, a sun gear, a plurality of planetary gears, and a plurality of dynamos;
the spring comprises a first spring end and a second spring end;
the at least one energy-converting mechanism being mounted within the casing;
the drive shaft traversing into the casing;
the drive shaft being rotatably mounted to the casing;
the handle being positioned external to the casing;
the handle being terminally and torsionally connected to the drive shaft;
the first spring end being torsionally connected to the drive shaft, offset from the handle;
the second spring end being mounted within the housing;
the sun gear being torsionally connected to the drive shaft;
the sun gear being positioned in between the handle and the spring;
the plurality of planetary gears being engaged around the sun gear;
each of the plurality of planetary gears being torsionally connected to a corresponding dynamo from the plurality of dynamos; and
the charging output being electrically connected to the plurality of dynamos.

US Pat. No. 10,367,394

ELECTROMAGNETIC SPRING AND ELASTIC ACTUATOR HAVING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. An electromagnetic spring, comprising:a rotor;
a stator, operable to drive the rotor to rotate;
a planetary gear set, comprising a sun gear, a ring gear and a planet carrier, wherein the sun gear connects to a motor output shaft of a position motor, the ring gear connects to the rotor, and a power generated by the rotor and a power generated by the motor output shaft of the position motor and inputted into the sun gear are coupled via the planetary gear set, and then outputted from the planet carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,367,393

MOTOR ROTATOR, MOTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE MOTOR ROTATOR

SANYO DENKI CO., LTD., T...

1. A motor rotator comprising:a rotor shaft configured to be journaled to a pair of bearing members of a motor device; and
a rotor stack that includes a plurality of lamination plates and a plurality of small-diameter plates having an outer diameter smaller than an outer diameter of the lamination plates, the lamination plates and the small-diameter plates being stacked in an axial direction of the rotor shaft and integrated, wherein
the plurality of small-diameter plates forms each of a pair of bosses, the pair of bosses projecting from both sides of the plurality of lamination plates along the axial direction of the rotor shaft to abut on the pair of bearing members, the pair of bosses being secured to the rotor shaft,
each of the pair of bearing members includes an outer rotator and an inner rotator which is rotatable inside the outer rotator, and
the outer diameter of the plurality of small-diameter plates is smaller than an outer diameter of the outer rotators.

US Pat. No. 10,367,385

MOTOR

DENSO CORPORATION, Aichi...

1. A motor comprising:a stator including windings; and
a rotor rotated by a rotation field generated when drive currents are supplied to the windings;
wherein the windings include a first winding and a second winding, in which the first winding and the second winding are synchronously excited by the drive currents and connected in series;
the rotor includes a magnet pole, which includes a permanent magnet, and a flux toleration portion;
the flux toleration portion is opposed to the second winding at a rotational position of the rotor where the magnet pole opposes the first winding, and the flux toleration portion tolerates generation of a flux linkage resulting from a field weakening current at the second winding.

US Pat. No. 10,367,384

TORQUE-OPTIMIZED ROTOR AND SMALL ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH A ROTOR OF THIS TYPE

LAKEVIEW INNOVATION LTD.,...

1. Rotor for an electric motor, comprising:a rotor axis, multiple permanent magnets that are arranged in a spoke-shaped way, and as well as multiple inference cores,
wherein each permanent magnet has two axial ends, two longitudinal sides, one radial outer side and a radial inner side,
wherein respectively one interstitial inference core formed as a wedge is disposed between two adjacent permanent magnets, wherein the wedge has a radially extending plane of symmetry, two flanks, two axial ends and a radial outer side, wherein the two flanks confine a wedge angle A towards one another,
wherein the inference cores protrude radially over the permanent magnets in relation to the rotor axis,
wherein the rotor is enclosed at least partially by a casting mold, wherein the casting mold has multiple struts that extend in an axial direction and that overlap radially with the permanent magnets,
wherein a form closure that acts in a radial direction exists between the struts and the inference cores,
and wherein the inference cores are individual inference cores that are not connected,
wherein the inference cores do not overlap with the permanent magnets on their radial outer sides, and wherein both the permanent magnets as well as the inference cores are held together primarily directly by the casting mold in a radial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,381

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A wireless power transmitting device, comprising:a communication unit; and
at least one processor configured to:
control to receive requested power information from at least one power receiving device,
determine whether to support a requested power based on a power capacity of the wireless power transmitting device, wherein the power capacity is a total power amount which the wireless power transmitting device is capable of transmitting to the at least one power receiving device,
calculate a charging power for the at least one power receiving device based on a result of the determination, wherein the charging power is to be transmitted to the at least one power receiving device based on the requested power information received from the at least one power receiving device, and
re-calculate the charging power for the at least one power receiving device based on charging status information received from the at least one power receiving device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,377

VEHICLE AND CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A contactless power transfer system comprising:a vehicle comprising:
a floor panel;
a power reception device including a secondary side core and a power reception coil wound around said secondary side core, and being attached to a lower surface of said floor panel to receive electric power from a power transmission device in a contactless manner while being opposed to said power transmission device; and
a shield provided to cover at least a portion of said floor panel positioned around said secondary side core,
said power reception device including a resin member sealing therein said secondary side core and said power reception coil,
said power reception coil being embedded within said resin member,
a flange being provided around said resin member, and
said power reception device being attached to said lower surface of said floor panel via said flange; and
a power transmission device including a primary side core and a power transmission coil wound around said primary side core,
one of said vehicle and said power transmission device further including a control unit configured to calculate a parameter relevant to power receiving efficiency of said power reception device,
in the vehicle width direction, a width dimension of said primary side core being larger than the width dimension of said secondary side core,
said shield including a first protruding part protruding to the left side in the vehicle width direction with respect to said secondary side core and a second protruding part protruding to the right side in the vehicle width direction with respect to said secondary side core,
an amount of protrusion of said first protruding part to the left side in the vehicle width direction with respect to said secondary side core and an amount of protrusion of said second protruding part to the right side in the vehicle width direction with respect to said secondary side core each being larger than the width dimension of said secondary side core in the vehicle width direction and smaller than the width dimension of said primary side core,
when said parameter as calculated is smaller than a predetermined threshold, said control unit stopping power transmission from said power transmission device to said power reception device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,368

WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER METHOD AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER

LG ELECTRONIC INC., Seou...

1. A wireless power transmitter for performing communication with a wireless power receiver, the wireless power transmitter comprising:a power conversion unit configured to transmit a wireless power signal transferred in a form of an energy field; and
a power transmission control unit configured to transfer power to the wireless power receiver using the wireless power signal,
wherein the power transmission control unit is configured to control the power conversion unit to transmit a near-field communication (NFC) detection signal, other than the wireless power signal, when a preset condition is satisfied,
wherein the power transmission control unit controls the power conversion unit in a different manner according to whether or not a response signal to the NFC detection signal is detected,
wherein the wireless power transmitter further comprises a frequency divider configured to generate the wireless power signal using the NFC detection signal based on the control of the power transmission control unit,
wherein the power conversion unit comprises a coil, and
wherein one of the wireless power signal and the NFC detection signal is selectively transmitted through the coil.

US Pat. No. 10,367,347

ARC FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER

Leviton Manufacturing Com...

1. A circuit interrupter, comprising:a first conductive path and a second conductive path;
a first arc fault detection circuit including a low frequency sensor, wherein the first conductive path passes through the low frequency sensor, the low frequency sensor including a first coil;
a second arc fault detection circuit including a high frequency sensor wherein the first and second conductive paths pass through the high frequency sensor and the high frequency sensor is configured to sense a difference in magnitude of currents respectively flowing in the first and second conductive paths, the high frequency sensor including a second coil and a third coil; and
a test block configured to perform a test of the high frequency sensor, the test block including:
a current supply configured to provide flow of a test current through the third coil;
a measuring circuit configured to measure a current flowing through the second coil;
logic configured to determine, based on the current flowing through the second coil, that the test current was detected by the second coil; and
an indicator configured to indicate a result of the test.

US Pat. No. 10,367,345

TEMPERATURE DETECTION DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A temperature detection device comprising:a first temperature sensor that is disposed adjacent to a first member in a DC circuit;
a second temperature sensor that is disposed adjacent to a second member in the DC circuit, the second member having a higher potential than the first member;
a sensor input circuit that connects a first terminal of the first temperature sensor and a second terminal of the second temperature sensor to a power supply voltage line and that connects a third terminal of the first temperature sensor and a fourth terminal of the second temperature sensor to a reference voltage line; and
a protection circuit that is provided between the first and second temperature sensors and the sensor input circuit, the protection circuit including:
a first sensor connecting path having a first overcurrent protection element and connecting the first terminal to the power supply voltage line;
a second sensor connecting path having a second overcurrent protection element and connecting the second terminal to the power supply voltage line;
a third sensor connecting path having a third overcurrent protection element and connecting the third terminal to the reference voltage line of;
a fourth sensor connecting path having a fourth overcurrent protection element and connecting the fourth terminal to the reference voltage line;
a rectifying element connecting the first sensor connecting path to the reference voltage line in a section between the first overcurrent protection element and the sensor input circuit, the first sensor connecting path having a normal voltage higher than the reference voltage line, the rectifying element inhibiting flow of current from the first sensor connecting path to the reference voltage line and allowing flow of current from the reference voltage line to the first sensor connecting path; and
an overvoltage protection element connecting the second sensor connecting path to the reference voltage line in a section between the second overcurrent protection element and the sensor input circuit, the second sensor connecting path having a normal voltage higher than the reference voltage line, the overvoltage protection element electrically connecting the second sensor connecting path to the reference voltage line when a voltage of the second sensor connecting path relative to the reference voltage line exceeds a predetermined voltage value, the predetermined voltage value being higher than a maximum value of the normal voltage of the second sensor connecting path and lower than a potential difference between the first member and the second member,
wherein the first overcurrent protection element, the second overcurrent protection element, the third overcurrent protection element, and the fourth overcurrent protection element each lose conductivity when a current exceeding a predetermined current value flows therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,367,337

CONDUCTOR AS A TOOL

Quanta Associates, L.P., ...

1. A method of using a temporary conductor as a re-usable tool in maintaining, repairing or re-conductoring at least one energized phase, wherein said at least one energized phase is energized at a voltage potential and strung in at least a first section, the method comprising:a) stringing said temporary conductor between support structures at either end of said first section, then energizing said temporary conductor by bringing said temporary conductor to said voltage potential and electrically paralleling said temporary conductor with said energized phase,
b) de-energizing and then maintaining, repairing or reconductoring said de-energized energized phase,
c) re-energizing and electrically paralleling said energized phase and electrically paralleling said energized phase with said temporary conductor,
d) de-energizing and removing said temporary conductor for later re-use as said re-usable tool in a second section of said energized phase.

US Pat. No. 10,367,327

GIANT-CHIRP ALL-NORMAL-DISPERSION SUB-NANOSECOND FIBER OSCILLATOR

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION...

1. An all normal dispersion self-starting single mode (SM) pulsed fiber oscillator, comprising:an 8-shaped resonant ring cavity provided with:
a mode-locking fiber loop component configured to provide a pulse with a first phase acquisition due to a Self-Phase Modulation (SPM) phenomenon, the mode locking fiber loop component including a Polarization maintaining linearly polarized (LP) fused fiber coupler, a first fiber amplifier of the mode locking fiber loop component located asymmetrically relative to the LP fiber coupler, and a first coil of SM passive fiber located between an output of the first fiber amplifier and the fiber coupler, and
a giant chirp generating fiber loop component coupled to the LP fused fiber coupler to receive the pulse with the first phase acquisition and configured to provide the pulse with a second phase acquisition due to the SPM phenomenon, wherein the second phase acquisition is so greater than the first phase acquisition that the giant chirp generating fiber component outputs the pulse with a giant chirp, the giant chirp generating fiber components including a second fiber amplifier, the first and second fiber amplifiers each being side-pumped and having:
an active fiber with a multimode (MM) core having a double bottle-neck shaped cross-section which has spaced apart relatively small-diameter ends flanking a relatively large diameter central portion, wherein the MM core is configured to support propagation of a single fundamental mode at a desired wavelength in a 1 micron wavelength range; and
input and output single mode (SM) fibers spliced to respective ends of the active fiber and having respective SM cores, the SM cores each having a mode field diameter (MFD) which matches a MFD of a fundamental mode supported by the MM core,wherein the SM pulsed fiber oscillator is configured without a wavelength division multiplexer (WDM).

US Pat. No. 10,367,320

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH IMPROVED OUTER SHELL

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an outer shell formed by metal-injection molding and comprising a seat and a sidewall extending forwardly from the seat, the sidewall comprising short sidewalls defining a mating cavity therebetween and in front of the seat, the seat defining a front opening and a receiving cavity;
a terminal module comprising a base and a mating tongue extending from the base and loaded with a plurality of terminals, the terminals comprising contacting portions exposed upon mating surface of the mating tongue and leg portions extending out of the base;
the base received in the receiving cavity of the seat and the mating tongue extending across the front opening and located in the mating cavity; and
a waterproof glue;
wherein the seat of the outer shell defines a pouring hole from an outer face thereof which communicates with the receiving cavity, the glue fills a gap between the terminal module and the outer shell via the pouring hole.

US Pat. No. 10,367,319

TRUNK LINE STRUCTURE IN IN-VEHICLE NETWORK AND CONNECTOR FOR IN-VEHICLE NETWORK

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A trunk line structure in an in-vehicle network in which a plurality of electronic control units communicate with each other via a wiring harness, wherein:the wiring harness is composed of a trunk line and branch lines branched via connectors from branch points arranged at a plurality of intermediate positions of the trunk line to be connected to the electronic control units;
a part of the wiring harness constituting the trunk line is formed with bypasses bypassed toward the connectors from the trunk line at the branch points, and the bypass is continuously folded without interruption while forming a substantially U shape;
a folded part of the bypass is formed with an exposed part of a core by having a coating of the wiring harness stripped, and a trunk line terminal is collectively crimped and connected to the exposed part of the folded core; and
a branch line terminal connected to an end of the branch line and the trunk line terminal are connectable inside the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,367,317

PORTABLE ELECTRIC POWER HUB WITH AC POWER RECEPTACLES AND USB CHARGING PORTS

Premier Manufacturing Gro...

1. A portable electric power hub for placement on a work surface, comprising:a housing including:
a base section having a perimeter that is defined by a plurality of straight edges joined by a first plurality of rounded corners,
an intermediate section including a plurality of vertically oriented sides that are joined together by a second plurality of rounded corners, wherein each side of the intermediate section is adjacent to and aligned with a corresponding one of the plurality of straight edges of the base section and wherein each of the second plurality of rounded corners is adjacent to and aligned with a corresponding one of the first plurality of rounded corners, wherein the vertically oriented sides are perpendicular to a work surface when the portable electric power hub is placed on such work surface and wherein each vertically oriented side has a surface area that is sufficiently sized for attaching thereto an electric power receptacle;
an upper section including a plurality of angulated sides joined by a third plurality of rounded corners, wherein each angulated side is adjacent to and angulated inward with respect to a corresponding one of the plurality of sides of the intermediate section and wherein each of the third plurality of rounded corners is adjacent and aligned with a corresponding one of the second plurality of rounded corners;
a plurality of AC electric power receptacles, wherein one AC electric power receptacle is positioned on every other angulated side of the upper section;
a plurality of USB female sockets, wherein one USB female socket is positioned on every other vertically oriented side;
a plurality of electrical circuits, wherein each circuit is electrically connected to a corresponding USB female socket and configured to convert AC electric power to DC electric power and provide the DC electric power to the USB female socket;
an electrical power cable for providing electrical power to the AC electric power receptacles and electrical circuits and being adapted to be connected to a source of electrical power; and
means for removably attaching the portable electrical power hub to the work surface.

US Pat. No. 10,367,316

CONNECTING ROD

1. A connecting rod comprising a conductive first column portion (1) that has an interference fit with a busbar, characterized in thatsaid first column portion (1) axially arranging a conductive second column portion (2) which has an interference fit with said first column portion (1), said second column portion (2) being located inside of said first column portion (1), a thermal expansion coefficient of said second column portion (2) being greater than that of said first column portion (1); a resistivity of said second column portion (2) being greater than that of said first column portion (1), a material of said second column portion (2) being an aluminum or an aluminum alloy, and a material of said first column portion (1) being a copper or a copper alloy.

US Pat. No. 10,367,315

CHAIR MOLDING WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL OUTLETS

1. A power distribution structure comprising:a molding, a plurality of electrical ports, and a national electric grid cable (hereinafter NEG cable);
wherein the molding is configured to attach to a vertical surface;
wherein the molding contains the plurality of electrical ports;
wherein the power distribution structure is configured for use with the vertical surface;
wherein the power distribution structure mounts on the vertical surface;
wherein the power distribution structure is configured for use with an external power structure;
wherein the NEG cable attaches the plurality of electrical ports to the external power structure;
wherein the molding is a sacrificial structure;
wherein the molding is a hollow structure;
wherein the molding comprises a shell and a faceplate;
wherein the faceplate attaches to the shell;
wherein the shell is further defined with an exterior surface, an inferior surface, an interior surface, and a superior surface;
wherein the interior surface is opposite the exterior surface;
wherein the interior surface is adjacent the inferior surface;
wherein the exterior surface is adjacent the superior surface;
wherein the interior surface is configured to attach to the vertical surface;
wherein the shell is a semi-rigid structure;
wherein the inferior surface of the shell is an open surface;
wherein the faceplate is a protective structure;
wherein the faceplate installs in the inferior surface of the shell.

US Pat. No. 10,367,313

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING A MIDDLE METAL PLATE WITH TWO PAIRS OF FINGERS CONTACTING AN UPPER AND LOWER GROUND CONTACTS

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative upper housing part with a plurality of upper contacts embedded therein via an insert-molding process;
a lower insulative housing part with a plurality of lower contacts embedded therein via another insert-molding process;
a metal plate sandwiched between the upper housing part and the lower housing part in a vertical direction with a plurality of grounding fingers respectively contacting corresponding ground contacts of the plurality of upper contacts and the plurality of lower contacts in the vertical direction; and
a metallic shell circumferentially enclosing the upper housing part and the lower housing part; wherein
the upper housing part forms an upper aperture extending therethrough in the vertical direction to circumferentially expose a portion of each corresponding upper contact while being blocked by the shell and the metal plate at two ends thereof in the vertical direction; and
the lower housing part forms a lower aperture extending therethrough in the vertical direction to circumferentially expose a portion of each corresponding lower contact while being blocked by the shell and the metal plate at two ends thereof in the vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,307

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR GROUNDING AND POWER TERMINALS HAVING A BENT WIDENED SECTION

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing including a tongue; and
a plurality of conductive terminals retained to the insulative housing and arranged in two rows, the conductive terminals including a plurality of grounding terminals and a plurality of power terminals at outer ends of the two rows, each conductive terminal having a contacting section exposed to a surface of the tongue, a tail section, and an intermediate section between the contacting section and the tail section, wherein
at least one of the grounding terminals and the power terminals has a widening section continuing and bent from the contacting section thereof to be embedded in the tongue portion,
a thickness of the widening section is substantially equal to a thickness of the contacting section,
each row of conductive terminals include a pair of grounding terminals at two outermost ends and a pair of power terminals immediately inwardly of the pair of grounding terminals,
each of the grounding terminals and the power terminals in each row has a widening section continuing and bent from the contacting section thereof to be embedded in the tongue, and
the widening sections of two adjacent grounding and power terminals in each row are across from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,367,303

ZIP-LOCKER RECEIVER APPARATUS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A zip-locker receiver for receiving a zip-locker having a plurality of ratchet teeth on an outer surface thereof, comprising:a receiver member including first and second arms defining an aperture therethrough, the aperture configured to at least partially receive the zip-locker; and
a pawl mounted to the receiver member and disposed within the aperture;
wherein the pawl is configured to complement and cooperate with the ratchet teeth of the zip-locker to ratchetably receive the zip-locker and to prevent removal of the zip-locker from the aperture of the receiver member when the pawl is engaged with the ratchet teeth of the zip-locker, the pawl being movable when the zip-locker is positioned within the aperture of the receiver member between an initial position to engage the ratchet teeth and a displaced position to permit ratcheting movement of the zip-locker relative to the pawl.

US Pat. No. 10,367,302

CABLE RETENTION SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A cable retention system, comprising:a frame member;
at least one frame coupling member that is located on a first surface of the frame member and that is configured to couple the frame member to a board;
a frame alignment member that is located on a second surface of the frame member that is opposite the first surface of the frame member, wherein the frame alignment member is configured to:
align a cable connector included on a cable subsystem with a board connector included on the board when the frame alignment member is engaged with a cable alignment member included on the cable connector;
at least one frame retention member that is located on the second surface of the frame member and that is configured to:
engage with the cable connector when the cable connector is coupled with the board connector; and
resist movement of the cable connector in a direction that is substantially perpendicular to the board; and
a retention wall that extends from the second surface, wherein the retention wall and the frame member define a slot through which a portion of the cable subsystem is positioned when the cable connector is couple to the board connector.

US Pat. No. 10,367,292

SEAL MEMBER AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics Japan G....

1. A seal member for an electrical connector, comprising:a housing seal portion configured to be pressed between a connector housing of the electrical connector and a mating housing mated to the connector housing in a mating direction and positioned around an outer peripheral portion of the connector housing;
a shell seal portion having a plurality of ridges extending around an outer peripheral portion of the shell seal portion to come into close contact with an inner peripheral portion of a metal shell, the shell seal portion further positioned around the outer peripheral portion of the housing and configured to be pressed between the connector housing and the metal shell enclosing the connector housing and separated from the connector housing; and
a linkage portion integrally formed with the housing seal portion and the shell seal portion and connecting the housing seal portion and the shell seal portion, the linkage portion configured to be pressed between an end portion of the mating housing and a support portion of the connector housing in the mating direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,288

ELECTRIC CONTACT AND CONNECTOR TERMINAL PAIR

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electric contact comprising:a first contact and a second contact that are capable of forming electrical contact with each other, wherein:
the first contact has a silver-tin alloy layer exposed at an outermost surface that comes into contact with the second contact,
the second contact has a silver layer exposed at an outermost surface that comes into contact with the first contact, and
a surface roughness of the silver-tin alloy layer of the first contact is larger than a surface roughness of the silver layer of the second contact.

US Pat. No. 10,367,284

SOCKET TO SUPPORT BOARDS IN A SPACED RELATION

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A socket to support a first board in a spaced relation to a second board, said socket comprising:a base section having openings to receive connectors that are to electrically connect the first board to the second board;
a plurality of walls extending from the base section, wherein each of the plurality of walls is angled with respect to the base section and wherein the plurality of walls include air ducts to enable air to flow through the socket when the first board is positioned on the socket;
an interposer having castellated walls that are to mate with some of the air ducts in the plurality of walls of the socket, wherein the interposer is to be positioned between the socket and the first board; and
socket alignment elements extending from the base section, wherein the socket alignment elements are to be inserted into mating holes in the second board.

US Pat. No. 10,367,283

CONNECTOR WITH THERMAL MANAGEMENT

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

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a wafer set, the wafers having terminals that have contacts that extend from the wafer in a first direction and tails that extend from the wafer on a second side, the contacts being arranged in rows;
a first card slot and a second card slot spaced apart vertically, wherein the rows of contacts are positioned in the first and second card slots;
a cage positioned around the wafers and the card slots and having a rear wall, the cage defining a space having a first port and a second port, the first port aligned with the first card slot and the second port aligned with the second card slot; and
a thermal management module with a nose and a rear, the nose positioned between the first and second port, the thermal management module including a first thermal interface configured to extend into the first port, the thermal management module including a heat pipe that extends from the nose to the rear, the rear extending rearward of the rear wall, wherein the heat pipe is configured to direct thermal energy from the nose to the rear and the first thermal interface is configured to direct thermal energy to the heat pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,367,282

DUAL CONNECTOR SYSTEM

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A dual connector system comprising:a host circuit board having a front mounting area and a rear mounting area;
a first electrical connector at the front mounting area of the host circuit board, the first electrical connector having a housing having a card slot, the housing holding first contacts at the card slot, the first contacts being terminated to the host circuit board, the first electrical connector having a latching feature;
a second electrical connector at the rear mounting area of the host circuit board, the second electrical connector having a housing having an upper mating surface, the housing holding second contacts at the upper mating surface, the second contacts being terminated to the host circuit board;
a dual connector module movable between a mated position and an unmated position with the first and second electrical connectors, the dual connector module having a module circuit board including an upper surface and a lower surface facing the host circuit board, the module circuit board having at least one communication component on the upper surface, the module circuit board extending between a front edge and a rear edge, the module circuit board having front contact pads proximate to the front edge for electrically connecting to the first electrical connector, the module circuit board having rear contact pads remote from the front edge for electrically connecting to the second electrical connector, the dual connector module having a front wall proximate to the front edge, the dual connector module having a latch at the front wall movable between a latched position and an unlatched position, the latch engaging the latching feature of the first electrical connector in the latched position to hold the dual connector module in the mated position with the first electrical connector, the dual connector module having an ejector at the front wall operably coupled to the latch, the ejector being actuated in an actuation direction to release the latch and eject the dual connector module from the mated position to the unmated position after the latch is moved from the latched position to the unlatched position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,278

FLEXIBLE WIRING PLATE, FLEXIBLE WIRING PLATE PAIR, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A flexible wiring plate pair comprising:a flexible wiring plate to be connected to a display panel; and
a different flexible wiring plate to be connected to the display panel,
wherein the flexible wiring plate includes a first connector, and
the first connector is directly connected to a second connector included in the different flexible wiring plate, and
wherein the different flexible wiring plate includes a second body, and a second arm extending, in a shape of a narrow elongation, from part of an edge of one end of the second body, and
the second connector is disposed in the second arm.

US Pat. No. 10,367,267

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR DUAL MODE ANTENNAS, DUAL MODE ANTENNA AND USER DEVICE

1. A dual mode antenna comprising:an insulative sheet including a main surface and an opposite main surface;
a loop-shaped wireless communication coil formed on the main surface of the insulative sheet;
a wireless power transmission coil formed inside the loop-shaped wireless communication coil to be electrically disconnected from the loop-shaped wireless communication coil, and formed on the main surface of the insulative sheet;
a pair of wireless communication coil connection terminals electrically connected to both ends of the loop-shaped wireless communication coil, respectively;
a pair of wireless power transmission coil connection terminals electrically connected to both ends of the wireless power transmission coil, respectively; and
a ferrite sheet formed to contact the opposite main surface of the insulative sheet,
wherein the ferrite sheet comprises:
a first ferrite sheet formed to be in contact with a position opposite to the loop-shaped wireless communication coil on the insulative sheet; and
a second ferrite sheet formed to be in contact with a position opposite to the wireless power transmission coil on the insulative sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,367,265

MAGNETIC COMMUNICATION METHOD

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for transmitting data using magnetic communication, comprising:generating, at a transmitter device, one or more communication symbols, wherein the one or more communication symbols represent an authentication code configured to enable authentication of a wireless connection between the transmitter device and a receiver device;
transferring the authentication code to the receiver device, wherein the transferring comprises:
generating a magnetic field at the transmitter device; and
rotating the magnetic field around one or more axes to encode the one or more communication symbols; and
establishing the wireless connection between the transmitter device and the receiver device in response to a determination that the authentication code has been transferred to the receiver device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,264

COMBINED PHASE SHIFTER AND MULTI-BAND ANTENNA NETWORK SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A combined phase shifter, comprising:at least two phase shifters, wherein the at least two phase shifters have different frequency bands, and each phase shifter comprises:
a signal line layer;
a phase changing component configured to change a phase of an output port of the signal line layer, wherein the phase changing component is slidable relative to the signal line layer; and
a filter circuit provided at the output port of the signal layer; and
output ports of filter circuits corresponding to the at least two phase shifters, wherein the output ports of filter circuits are connected by a conductor, and provide output using a common output port.

US Pat. No. 10,367,263

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM RADIO ANTENNA SELECTION AND CONTROL

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

9. A portable information handling system antenna comprising:a hinge having first and second opposing faces configured to couple at one end to a main housing portion and at a second end to a lid housing portion;
a first antenna set of plural antenna disposed on the first hinge face;
a second antenna set of plural antenna disposed on the second hinge face; and
a radio interfaced with the first and second antenna sets, the radio operable to select one of the first or second antenna sets to communicate wireless signals based on one or more predetermined conditions including at least the relative rotational position of the hinge.

US Pat. No. 10,367,260

DYNAMIC REDUCTION OF CURRENT DRAIN FOR ANTENNA TUNER OF A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

8. A communication device comprising:a multiple band antenna system;
a first radio frequency (RF) conduction path coupled to a first portion of the multiple band antenna system and whose performance is indirectly enhanced by an antenna tuner that actively tunes a second RF conduction path that is active;
a first transceiver coupled to the first RF conduction path to at least one of: (i) transmit; and (ii) receive a signal via the first portion of the multiple band antenna system;
the second RF conduction path coupled to a second portion of the multiple band antenna system;
a second transceiver coupled to the second RF conduction path to at least one of: (i) transmit; and (ii) receive a signal via the second portion of the multiple band antenna system;
the antenna tuner coupled to the second RF conduction path to tune the second portion of the multiple band antenna system;
a modem coupled to the antenna tuner to configure tuning of the second portion of the multiple band antenna system;
a processor subsystem in communication with the modem and which executes an antenna tuning control utility, which causes the processor subsystem to:
determine that the first RF conduction path is active in using the first portion of the multiple band antenna system for at least one of: (i) transmitting; and (ii) receiving the signal; and
in response to determining that a second RF conduction path is inactive and is thus not using a second portion of the multiple band antenna system:
activate the modem and the antenna tuner of the second RF conduction path that uses the second portion of the multiple band antenna system; and
configure the antenna tuner, via the modem, to tune the second portion of the multiple band antenna system to isolate the second portion from the first portion used by the first RF conduction path and to achieve dynamic reduction of current drain by the antenna tuner.

US Pat. No. 10,367,259

ANTENNA WITH ENHANCED AZIMUTH GAIN

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. An antenna, comprising:a ground plane;
antenna elements configured to couple to an interface circuit and configured to generate a beam having a horizontal polarization, wherein the antenna elements are positioned in a first horizontal plane offset along a vertical direction from the ground plane; and
a planar reflector positioned in a second horizontal plane offset along the vertical direction from the first ground plane, so that the antenna elements are positioned between the ground plane and the planar reflector, wherein a direction of a main beam in an antenna radiation pattern of the antenna is within a predefined angular range of a horizontal direction and is approximately along the horizontal direction,
wherein the horizontal direction is perpendicular to the vertical direction, and the direction of the main beam in the antenna radiation pattern of the antenna is at 10°-15° from the horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,258

ANTENNA DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND RADAR APPARATUS

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An antenna device comprising:an antenna element that, in operation, radiates a main lobe of a radio wave and one or more side lobes of the radio wave; and
a radome through which the main lobe of the radio wave and the one or more side lobes of the radio wave pass,
wherein the radome has;
a focusing lens structure that focuses the main lobe of the radio wave,
a diverging lens structure that diverges the one or more side lobes of the radio wave, and
a first surface and a second surface, the first surface being closer to the antenna element than the second surface, and
wherein a thickness of the focusing lens structure is set so that a phase difference between a first reflected main lobe and a second reflected main lobe is not smaller than 0.9? and not larger than 1.1?,
the first reflected main lobe being generated when the main lobe of the radio wave is reflected by the first surface, the second reflected main lobe being generated when the main lobe of the radio wave passes through the first surface, is reflected by the second surface, and passes through the first surface again.

US Pat. No. 10,367,257

ANTENNA, VEHICLE HAVING THE ANTENNA, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE ANTENNA

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An antenna comprising:an opening through which a radio wave is radiated in an orientation direction; and
a conductor inserted into the opening and dividing an internal region of the opening and an aperture,
wherein a first height of a plane of the conductor in a direction in which the radio wave is input to the opening is smaller than a second height of a plane of the conductor in a direction in which the radio wave is radiated, and
wherein the second height is smaller than a height of the aperture, and the first height is smaller than a height of a waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,367,254

SPACE-BASED TETHERED COMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA ARRAY

The Charles Stark Draper ...

1. An antenna array, comprising:a first satellite;
a flexible extendible tether;
a second satellite attached to the first satellite by the extendible tether; wherein:
the antenna array has a first mode and a second mode;
in the first mode, the tether is retracted, such that the first satellite is disposed within 2 meters of the second satellite; and
in the second mode, the first and second satellites are configured to rotate about an axis and extend the tether, thereby deploying the first and second satellites radially away from each other a distance greater than 2 meters, such that the first and second satellites orbit in a plane perpendicular to the axis and the tether is taut; the antenna array further comprising:
a plurality of antenna elements disposed along the tether; and
a phaser coupled to the plurality of antenna elements to beam-steer a lobe of a radiation pattern of the plurality of antenna elements.

US Pat. No. 10,367,252

BROADBAND ANTENNA

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device having opposing front and rear faces, comprising:a housing having a metal housing wall that forms an antenna ground for an antenna and having a window at the rear face;
a light-based component aligned with the window;
a coil that surrounds the light-based component;
wireless power receiver circuitry that uses the coil to receive wireless power signals through the rear face; and
radio-frequency transceiver circuitry configured to transmit and receive signals through the rear face using an antenna resonating element for the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,367,251

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATED ANTENNA ARRANGEMENTS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus for an electronic device antenna, the apparatus comprising:a conductive enclosure, the conductive enclosure including a conductive inner surface;
a circuit board within the conductive inner surface of the conductive enclosure, the circuit board including a first protrusion and a second protrusion, each protrusion conductively coupling the circuit board with the conductive inner surface; and
a radio frequency (RF) connection between the first protrusion and the second protrusion, the RF connection providing a current return to the circuit board from the conductive inner surface, the RF connection and circuit board forming a first radiating slot antenna conductive flow loop along a circuit board edge to the first protrusion and along the conductive inner surface to the RF connection, and forming a second radiating slot antenna conductive flow loop along the circuit board edge to the second protrusion and along the conductive inner surface to the RF connection, the first and second conductive flow loops providing a slot antenna excitation mode that radiates substantially perpendicular to the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,367,249

TUNABLE ANTENNA SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

WISPRY, INC., Irvine, CA...

1. A tunable antenna system comprising:an electrically small antenna having a largest dimension that is substantially equal to or less than one-tenth of a length of a wavelength corresponding to a frequency within a range of low-band frequencies; and
a tunable band-stop circuit connected between the electrically small antenna and a signal node, the tunable band-stop circuit being tunable to adjust a band-stop frequency that is higher than the low-band frequencies but is lower than a range of high-band frequencies;
wherein adjustment of the band-stop frequency helps to match an impedance of the electrically small antenna within the low-band frequencies while maintaining high antenna efficiency in the high-band frequencies.

US Pat. No. 10,367,248

ANTENNA, ARRAY ANTENNA, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An antenna comprising:at least one antenna element; and
a reflecting conductive plane, wherein:
the antenna element comprises:
a first Split Ring Resonator;
a first conductor; and
a feed line, wherein
the first Split Ring Resonator is practically perpendicular to the reflecting conductive plane,
the first conductor is:
 elongated-plate-shaped or tube-shaped, and
 practically perpendicular to the reflecting conductive plane,
a first end of the first conductor is:
 electrically connected to the first Split Ring Resonator,
a second end of the first conductor is:
 electrically connected to the reflecting conductive plane, or
 disposed on a side opposite to the first end of the first conductor with the reflecting conductive plane in between as the first conductor passes through the reflecting conductive plane,
a first end of the feed line is:
 electrically connected to the first Split Ring Resonator, and
the feed line is:
 across an opening of the first Split Ring Resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,367,247

PREPARATION METHOD FOR GAAS/GE/GAAS HETEROGENEOUS SPRINTRONIC (SPIN) DIODE FOR LOOP ANTENNA

1. A preparation method for a GaAs/Ge/GaAs heterogeneous spintronic (SPiN) diode for a loop antenna, wherein the loop antenna comprises:a semiconductor substrate;
a dielectric plate;
a first SPiN diode ring, a second SPiN diode ring, first direct current (DC) bias wires and second DC bias wires, disposed on the semiconductor substrate; and
a coupling type feed source, disposed on the dielectric plate;
wherein the first DC bias wires and the second DC bias wires are formed on the semiconductor substrate by heavily doping process;
wherein the preparation method for the SPiN diode comprises following steps of:
(a) selecting a germanium-on-insulator (GeOI) substrate;
(b) etching a top Ge layer of the GeOI substrate to form a first trench and a second trench in the top Ge layer;
(c) depositing a gallium arsenide (GaAs) material in the first trench and the second trench;
(d) performing P-type ion implantation into the GaAs material in the first trench to form a P-type active region and performing an N-type ion implantation into the GaAs material in the second trench to form an N-type active region, by ion implantation process; and
(e) forming lead holes on surfaces of the P-type active region and the N-type active region and then sputtering a metal, to form the GaAs/Ge/GaAs heterogeneous SPiN diode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,237

BATTERY CALIBRATION

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A method for providing a battery calibration alert, comprising:detecting, using a processing resource communicatively coupled to a battery, a charge level of the battery;
in response to detecting a battery at a full charge, recording a current full charge capacity of the battery using the processing resource;
fetching, from a memory, an error cycle count, a design cycle count, and a full charge capacity at a last calibration using the processing resource;
calculating, using the processing resource, a maximum allowable battery decay level before calibration based on the error cycle count, the design cycle count, and the full charge capacity at last calibration; and
in the event that the current full charge capacity is less than the full charge capacity at the last calibration minus the maximum allowable battery decay level before calibration, triggering a battery calibration using the processing resource.

US Pat. No. 10,367,230

BATTERY PACKET

1. A battery packet comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode;
a dielectric layer;
an electrolysis material;
a capacitor having two electrodes connected with the first electrode and the second electrode respectively;
the dielectric layer being disposed in between the first electrode and the second electrode;
the electrolysis material being disposed in between the first electrode and the second electrode;
the electrolysis material being CF6Li or NaCl;
the first electrode, the second electrode, the dielectric layer and the electrolysis material forming a battery cell and the capacitor being a discrete component placed beside the battery cell and integrated in the battery packet;
in response to the battery packet being recharged, the capacitor being fully recharged; and
in response to the capacitor being fully recharged and then a rechargeable power source being removed, the capacitor discharging so as to recharge the battery cell.

US Pat. No. 10,367,227

ELECTROLYTE COMPOSITION AND METAL-ION BATTERY EMPLOYING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. An electrolyte composition, comprising:a metal chloride;
a chlorine-containing ionic liquid; and
an additive, wherein the additive has a structure represented by Formula (I)
[M]i[(A(SO2CxF2x+1)y)b?]j  Formula (I),
wherein M is ammonium cation, azaannulenium cation, azathiazolium cation, benzimidazolium cation, benzofuranium cation, benzotriazolium cation, borolium cation, cholinium cation, cinnolinium cation, diazabicyclodecenium cation, diazabicyclononenium cation, diazabicyclo-undecenium cation, dithiazolium cation, furanium cation, guanidinium cation, imidazolium cation, indazolium cation, indolinium cation, indolium cation, morpholinium cation, oxaborolium cation, oxaphospholium cation, oxazinium cation, oxazolium cation, iso-oxazolium cation, oxathiazolium cation, pentazolium cation, phospholium cation, phosphonium cation, phthalazinium cation, piperazinium cation, piperidinium cation, pyranium cation, pyrazinium cation, pyrazolium cation, pyridazinium cation, pyridinium cation, pyrimidinium cation, pyrrolidinium cation, pyrrolium cation, quinazolinium cation, quinolinium cation, iso-quinolinium cation, quinoxalinium cation, selenozolium cation, sulfonium cation, tetrazolium cation, iso-thiadiazolium cation, thiazinium cation, thiazolium cation, thiophenium cation, thiuronium cation, triazadecenium cation, triazinium cation, triazolium cation, iso-triazolium cation, or uronium cation, wherein M has a valence of a; a is 1, 2, or 3; A is N, O, Si, or C; x is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6; y is 1, 2, or 3; b is 1, 2, or 3; i is 1, 2, or 3; j is 1, 2, or 3; a/b=j/i; and when y is 2 or 3, the (SO2CxF2x+1) moieties are the same or different.

US Pat. No. 10,367,225

POWER STORAGE DEVICE

1. A power storage device comprising:a stacked electrode assembly in which a plurality of pairs of electrodes are stacked; and
a fixing tape which is placed astride both end portions of the stacked electrode assembly in an electrode-stacking direction and which includes a pair of bonded sections each bonded to a corresponding one of the end portions thereof and an intermediate section connecting the bonded sections together,
wherein the intermediate section of the fixing tape includes a base portion extending along a side surface of the stacked electrode assembly and a clearance portion projecting in a direction away from the side surface of the stacked electrode assembly and tape surfaces facing each other in the clearance portion are separably bonded to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,367,223

FUEL CELL STACK

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

1. A fuel cell stack comprising:a stack of power generation cells that are stacked, each of the power generation cells including
a membrane electrode assembly in which electrodes are disposed on both sides of an electrolyte membrane, and
a separator stacked on the membrane electrode assembly;
end plates disposed at both ends of the stack of the power generation cells in a stacking direction; and
a resin fluid manifold member that is disposed on one of the end plates and through which a fluid flows, the fluid being a coolant, a fuel gas, or an oxidant gas,
wherein a plurality of recessed portions are formed, with ribs therebetween, in a contact surface of the resin fluid manifold member, the contact surface being in contact with the one of the end plates,
wherein the ribs have a height that does not extend to a height of the contact surface such that the ribs are spaced apart from the one of the end plates when the resin fluid manifold member is disposed on the one of the end plates.

US Pat. No. 10,367,220

SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL, FUEL CELL STACK DEVICE, FUEL CELL MODULE, AND FUEL CELL APPARATUS

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A solid oxide fuel cell comprising:a fuel electrode layer;
a solid electrolyte layer on the fuel electrode layer, the solid electrolyte layer having at least one hole extending therethrough in a thickness direction;
an oxygen electrode layer on the solid electrolyte layer; and
a sealant consisting essentially of glass disposed in a sealant portion within the at least one hole;
wherein a space is formed between the fuel electrode layer and the sealant portion.

US Pat. No. 10,367,217

MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY MANUFACTURING PROCESS

1. A method of making a component for a membrane electrode assembly comprising the steps of:(a) providing an air-permeable backer;
(b) depositing an electrode onto said backer;
(c) depositing an aqueous wet layer comprising a fluoroionomer mixture comprising a water-insoluble alcohol and an ionomer onto said electrode;
(d) substantially drying said wet layer to form a protective ionomer layer; and
(e) depositing, after substantially drying said wet layer, a proton conducting composite wet layer onto said protective ionomer layer, wherein the proton conducting composite wet layer has an occlusive interior volume.

US Pat. No. 10,367,213

METHOD OF CONTROLLING FUEL CELL SYSTEM

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

1. A method of controlling a fuel cell system including a fuel cell, comprising:circulating a coolant through a fuel cell circulation passage in which the fuel cell and a gas liquid separator are provided;
controlling a valve selectively to connect or disconnect the fuel cell circulation passage and an air conditioning equipment circulation passage in which an air conditioning mechanism is provided;
determining whether the coolant includes air bubbles more than or equal to a threshold amount; and
maintaining the valve to connect the fuel cell circulation passage and the air conditioning equipment circulation passage to circulate the coolant through the air conditioning equipment circulation passage when it is determined that the coolant includes air bubbles more than or equal to the threshold amount, when the valve connects the fuel cell circulation passage and the air conditioning equipment circulation passage, and when a temperature of the fuel cell is higher than or equal to a threshold temperature even if the air conditioning mechanism stops.

US Pat. No. 10,367,210

POWER GENERATOR HAVING INTEGRATED MEMBRANE VALVE

Honeywell International I...

1. A power generator comprising:a case having a surface with a perforation and a cavity containing a gas generating fuel;
a flexible membrane substantially parallel to the case surface and having edges supported by the case to flex transversely toward and away from the case surface to provide a seal with the perforation inside the cavity, the membrane including an impermeable valve plate attached to the membrane, the impermeable valve plate positioned on a location on the membrane corresponding with a sealed mating position on the perforation, wherein the membrane is water vapor permeable and gas impermeable, wherein the valve plate moves transversely toward and away from the sealed mating position on the perforation responsive to a difference in pressure between the cavity and outside the cavity, wherein the membrane and valve plate selectively allow water vapor to pass through the perforation and water vapor permeable membrane to the fuel as a function of the difference in pressure; and
a fuel cell membrane supported by the case and positioned to receive hydrogen at an anode side of the fuel cell membrane and to receive oxygen from outside the power generator at a cathode side of the fuel cell membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,367,209

RECYCLING SYSTEM OF ANODE OFF GAS IN FUEL CELL

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A recycling system in which anode off gas of a fuel cell is recycled to a stack, comprising:a purge flow path purging the anode off gas passing through the stack; and
an ejector spraying pure gas supplied from a fuel tank to the stack,
wherein the ejector comprises a nozzle formed at an end of the ejector in a direction which extends toward the stack, and
wherein the nozzle is disposed on a path where the anode off gas is discharged from the stack to the purge flow path, the purge flow path is spaced a certain distance from the ejector, and the anode off gas passing through the stack is mixed with the pure gas by suction force of the ejector to be introduced to the stack, thereby being recycled.

US Pat. No. 10,367,208

HIGH EFFICIENCY FUEL REFORMING AND WATER USE IN A HIGH TEMPERATURE FUEL-CELL SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR THE SUCH THEREOF

1. A method of operating a power-producing solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) or a molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) comprising fueling the SOFC or MCFC fuel cell with a fuel feed stock of hydrocarbon or alcohol fuel and non-extracted, hydrogen-rich gases, wherein reforming of the fuel feed stock occurs within the SOFC or MCFC, where the output stream from the fuel cell goes to a heat exchanger followed by a hydrogen-producing water gas shift (WGS) reactor followed by a carbon dioxide extractor that extracts a portion of the carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O); the extracted carbon dioxide leaving the system at near atmospheric pressure, and the non-extracted, hydrogen-rich gases being recycled to the SOFC or MCFC fuel cell by way of a pump, blower, fan, or Venturi.

US Pat. No. 10,367,203

SECONDARY BATTERY-USE ANODE, SECONDARY BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, ELECTRIC VEHICLE, ELECTRI POWER STORAGE SYSTEM, ELECTRIC POWER TOOL, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A secondary battery comprising:a cathode;
an anode; and
a nonaqueous electrolytic solution,
the anode including an anode active material mixture in an anode active material layer,
wherein the anode active mixture includes an anode active material and a metal salt,
wherein a content of the metal salt in the anode active material layer ranges from 0.5 wt % to 3 wt %,
wherein the anode active material containing an electrode compound, the electrode compound inserting and extracting an electrode reactant at a potential (a potential to lithium) of 1 V to 3 V both inclusive, and
wherein the metal salt containing one or both of a carboxylic acid compound represented by the following formula (1) and a sulfonic acid compound represented by the following formula (2),

where M1 is one of an alkali metal element and an alkali-earth metal element, “a” is an integer of 1 to 4, each of “b”, “c”, and “d” is 1 or 2, and in a case of d=2, one M1 and the other M1 may be of a same kind or different kinds, and

where M2 is one of an alkali metal element and an alkali-earth metal element, “e” is an integer of 1 to 4, each of “f”, “g”, and “h” is 1 or 2, and in a case of h=2, one M1 and the other M2 may be of a same kind or different kinds,
wherein the carboxylic acid is selected from the group consisting of LiO—CH2—CO2Li, LiO—C2H4—CO2Li, LiO—C3H6—CO2Li, and LiO—C4H8—CO2Li and
wherein the sulfonic acid is selected from the group consisting of LiO—C3H6—SO3Li and KO—C3H6—SO3K.

US Pat. No. 10,367,197

POSITIVE ACTIVE MATERIAL COMPOSITION FOR LITHIUM BATTERY, METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME, AND LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

Industry-University Coope...

1. A positive active material for a lithium battery comprising: an internal bulk part comprising at least two metals selected from the group consisting of nickel, manganese, and cobalt;an external bulk part surrounding the internal bulk part and comprising the same at least two metals as the internal part; and
an interface between the internal bulk part and the external bulk part,
wherein the internal bulk part extends from a center of the positive active material to the interface, and the external bulk part extends from the interface to a surface of the positive active material,
wherein,
each of the at least two metals in the internal bulk part and the interface has a constant concentration,
each of the at least two metals in the external bulk part has a continuous concentration gradient starting from the same concentration as each of the at least two metals in the internal bulk part and the interface toward the surface of the positive active material,
a concentration change rate of each of the at least two metals from the interface to the surface of the positive active material is in a range of 0.1 mol %/0.1 ?m to 50 mol %/0.1 ?m, and
wherein a concentration of nickel decreases, and a concentration of each of manganese and cobalt increases from the interface to the surface of the positive active material.

US Pat. No. 10,367,196

LITHIUM-IRON-PHOSPHORUS-SULFUR-CARBON COMPOSITE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

National Institute of Adv...

1. A composite comprising, as constituent elements, lithium, iron, phosphorus, sulfur, and carbon,wherein lithium sulfide (Li2S) is present in an amount of 90 mol % or more, and
wherein the crystallite size calculated from a half-width of a diffraction peak based on the (111) plane of Li2S as determined by X-ray powder diffraction measurement is 80 nm or less.

US Pat. No. 10,367,191

TIN SILICON ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode, comprising anode active material particles which comprise 5-80% tin, wherein the anode active material particles further comprise nanoparticles attached thereto, wherein the nanoparticles are at least one order of magnitude smaller than the anode active material particles.

US Pat. No. 10,367,188

STORAGE BATTERY ELECTRODE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, STORAGE BATTERY, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for manufacturing a storage battery electrode, comprising:forming a first aqueous solution by mixing an active material with an aqueous solution including an oxidized derivative of a first conductive additive;
forming a first mixture by drying the aqueous solution;
forming a second mixture by mixing a second conductive additive and a binder;
forming a third mixture by mixing the first mixture and the second mixture; and
coating a current collector with the third mixture and reducing the oxidized derivative of the first conductive additive.

US Pat. No. 10,367,187

STORAGE BATTERY INCLUDING A DISCONNECTOR HAVING A FUSE AND AN EXPLOSIVE WITH A HEAT BRIDGE PROVIDING CONTINUITY OF SERVICE IN THE EVENT OF A MALFUNCTION

1. A storage battery, comprising:first and second stages electrically connected in series, each stage including at least first, second, and third accumulator electrically connected in parallel;
at least first and second disconnectors by which the first, second, and third accumulators of the first stage are connected in parallel and by which the first, second, and third accumulators of the second stage are connected in parallel, each of the disconnectors including a first electrode and a second electrode,
wherein each of the first and second disconnectors includes:
a fuse including a conducting link connected in series between the first and second electrodes and including a fusible portion, and
an explosive, with a heat bridge between the fuse and the explosive so that heating of the fuse forms a detonator initiating the explosion of the explosive, the explosion of the explosive causing the conducting link to open, the explosive having an explosion initiation temperature that is lower than the melting point of the fusible portion,
wherein the explosion of the explosive of one of the first and second disconnectors does not affect the status of the conducting link of the other one of the first and second disconnectors.

US Pat. No. 10,367,185

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising:an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator;
a first terminal electrically connected to the first electrode plate;
a second terminal electrically connected to the second electrode plate;
a case accommodating the electrode assembly and portions of the first terminal and second terminal;
a cap assembly sealing the case, the cap assembly being electrically connected to the first terminal, the first terminal including:
a first collector plate electrically connected to the first electrode plate and having a region adjacent to the cap assembly, and
a first electrode terminal on the cap assembly and electrically connected to the cap assembly; and
dish-shaped first and second connection plates on the first terminal and the second terminal, respectively, the first and second connection plates being invertable and breakable in response to a predetermined pressure respectively applied to the first and second connection plates,
wherein:
the first electrode terminal includes a first terminal hole passing therethrough from a top surface to a bottom surface of the first electrode terminal such that the first electrode terminal has a ring-shaped horizontal section,
a gas vent formed by the first connection plate and the first terminal hole passage is opened when the connection plate is in a broken state,
the first terminal further includes a first elastic supporting member at least partially within a concavity of the first connection plate such that the first elastic supporting member is between a top portion of a central bulge of the first connection plate and the first electrode terminal,
the first connection plate is between a portion of the cap assembly and the region of the first collector plate adjacent to the cap assembly and electrically connects the cap assembly to the first collector plate, and
the first connection plate has a downwardly convex dish shape in which the central bulge thereof is electrically connected to the first collector plate and an edge portion thereof is electrically connected to the cap assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,367,184

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising:an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a separator, and a second electrode;
a case that accommodates the electrode assembly;
a first lead terminal and a second lead terminal that are respectively connected to the first electrode and the second electrode of the electrode assembly, the first and second lead terminals being drawn out of the case; and
a fixing member that surrounds the first lead terminal and the second lead terminal,
wherein the first lead terminal includes a first region and a second region adjacent to each other along a first direction, longitudinal directions of each of the entire first and second regions extending entirely along the first direction from opposite sides of the fixing member,
wherein the second lead terminal includes a third region and a fourth region adjacent to each other along the first direction, longitudinal directions of each of the entire third and fourth regions extending entirely along the first direction from opposite sides of the fixing member, and
wherein a width of the first region and a width of the second region are different from each other along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and a width of the third region and a width of the fourth region are different from each other along the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,182

LAMINATED BODY

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A laminated body, comprising: a porous base material containing a polyolefin-based resin as a main component; and a porous layer disposed on at least one surface of the porous base material, the porous layer containing a polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin,the porous base material having (i) a phase difference of not more than 80 nm with respect to light with a wavelength of 590 nm in a state where the porous base material is impregnated with ethanol and (ii) a porosity within a range of 30% to 60%,
the polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin containing crystal form ? in an amount of not less than 34 mol % with respect to 100 mol % of a total amount of the crystal form ? and crystal form ? contained in the polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin,
wherein the amount of crystal form ? is calculated from an absorption intensity at around 765 cm?1 in an IR spectrum of the porous layer, while an amount of crystal form ? is calculated from an absorption intensity at around 840 cm?1 in the IR spectrum of the porous layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,181

LITHIUM-ION BATTERY

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lithium-ion battery comprising:a positive electrode plate containing a lithium metal oxide as a positive electrode active material;
a negative electrode plate containing carbon as a negative electrode active material;
a separator having a first surface, and a second surface opposite the first surface, the separator being disposed between the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate with the first surface contacting the negative electrode plate, and the second surface contacting the positive electrode plate; and
an electrolytic solution of a lithium ion dissolved as an electrolyte in an organic solvent,
wherein the separator includes a support layer, and a separation functional layer having a smaller pore size and a lower porosity than the support layer,
wherein the separation functional layer has the porosity of at most 1%, and at least above 0%
wherein an average thickness of the separation functional layer is from 10 nm to 100 nm,
wherein the separation functional layer has an average pore diameter of from 0.3 nm to 0.8 nm, and
wherein the separator includes the separation functional layer on at least one of a side of the first surface and a side of the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,367,179

BATTERY PACK

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

1. A battery pack, comprising:a cell assembly including a plurality of secondary batteries located therein, the cell assembly encircling the plurality of secondary batteries such that the cell assembly does not extend between the plurality of secondary batteries, and the cell assembly having outer protrusions formed at an outer side surface thereof to extend continuously, vertically from a top of the cell assembly towards a bottom of the cell assembly, the outer protrusions extending parallel to each other; and
a pack housing configured to have an inner space in which the cell assembly is accommodated, the pack housing having inner protrusions formed at an inner side surface thereof to extend continuously, vertically between a top and a bottom of the pack housing, the inner protrusions extending parallel to each other,
wherein the outer protrusions and the inner protrusions are located adjacent to each other such that an entire length of each outer protrusion is overlapped by an adjacent inner protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,367,176

POWER STORAGE DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A power storage device comprising:a positive electrode;
a negative electrode;
an electrolyte;
an exterior body; and
an electrode lead,
wherein the positive electrode comprises a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode active material layer in contact with the positive electrode current collector,
wherein the negative electrode comprises a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer in contact with the negative electrode current collector,
wherein the positive electrode active material layer and the negative electrode active material layer overlap with each other,
wherein the positive electrode, the negative electrode, and the electrolyte are surrounded by the exterior body,
wherein Py>Px, Ny>Nx, and Ny>Py+Nx?Px are satisfied, where a length of the positive electrode active material layer is Py, a width of the positive electrode active material layer is Px, a length of the negative electrode active material layer is Ny, and a width of the negative electrode active material layer is Nx, and
wherein Ny=Py+Gy1+Gy2 is satisfied and Gy2 is greater than Gy1, where Gy1 is a distance between a first end of the positive electrode active material layer and a first end of the negative electrode active material layer and Gy2 is a distance between a second end of the positive electrode active material layer and a second end of the negative electrode active material layer in a length direction, the first end of the positive electrode active material layer is closer to the electrode lead than the second end of the positive electrode active material layer is, and the first end of the negative electrode active material layer is closer to the electrode lead than the second end of the negative electrode active material layer is.

US Pat. No. 10,367,174

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A manufacturing method of a light emitting device using a manufacturing apparatus comprising a first treatment chamber and a second treatment chamber, the manufacturing method comprising steps of:preparing a substrate to be treated, the substrate comprising an insulating surface, a plurality of pixel electrodes on the insulating surface, and a bank covering edge portions of the plurality of pixel electrodes and exposing each of upper surfaces of the plurality of pixel electrodes;
transporting the substrate into the first treatment chamber;
forming a first organic layer over the upper surfaces of the plurality of pixel electrodes while holding the substrate so that the insulating surface faces a direction parallel to gravity;
returning the substrate from the first treatment chamber;
transporting the substrate into the second treatment chamber; and
forming a second organic layer over the first organic layer in a region overlapping one of the upper surfaces of the plurality of pixel electrodes while holding the substrate so that the insulating surface faces a direction perpendicular to gravity.

US Pat. No. 10,367,173

DISPLAY DEVICE

InnoLux Corporation, Mia...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel;
a polarizer layer disposed on the display panel and having a first thickness; and
a cover layer directly formed on the polarizer layer and having a second thickness;
wherein the cover layer has a pencil hardness greater than or equal to 6H, and the first thickness is greater than the second thickness, and
wherein an area of the polarizer layer is greater than an area of the display panel, and a first distance between an edge of the display panel and an edge of the polarizer layer is in a range from 0 to 5 millimeters.

US Pat. No. 10,367,172

CIRCULARLY POLARIZING PLATE AND BENDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A circularly polarizing plate used for a bendable display device, comprising:a polarizer; and
a phase difference film that is arranged on one side of the polarizer,
wherein the phase difference film includes a ?/2 plate and a ?/4 plate,
the ?/2 plate and the ?/4 plate each include a liquid crystal compound, and
a slow axis direction of the phase difference film is adjusted to define an angle of 75 to 105 degrees with respect to a bending direction of the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,171

LOW REFLECTIVE DISPLAY DEVICE

1. A low reflective display device comprising:a light-emitting unit comprising a plurality of sub-pixels separated from each other by spacers; and
a low reflective unit disposed on the light-emitting unit, wherein the low reflective unit comprises:
a plurality of optical lens structures arranged in a position-corresponding manner to the plurality of sub-pixels thereon respectively, wherein each of the plurality of optical lens structures has a bottom face onto which light-beams generated from a corresponding sub-pixel of the plurality of sub-pixels is incident, a top face out of which the incident light beam is emitted, and a side-wall face connecting the bottom face and the top face of the optical lens structure;
a light-reflective layer covering the side-wall face of each optical lens structure, the light-reflective layer reflecting the light-beam incident on the side-wall face into an inside of the optical lens structure; and
a light-absorbing member arranged to fill spaces between the optical lens structures, wherein the light-absorbing member is configured to expose the bottom and top faces of each of the plurality of optical lens structures,
wherein the bottom face of each of the plurality of optical lens structures completely covers the top face of the corresponding sub-pixel of the plurality of sub-pixels and receives all of the light-beams generated from the corresponding sub-pixel, and
wherein the bottom face of each of the plurality of optical lens structures has a first area and the top face of the corresponding sub-pixel has a second area such that the first area is greater than or equal to the second area
wherein the top face of each of the plurality of optical lens structures has a third area, wherein the third area is smaller than the first area,
wherein the sub-pixels comprises:
a red sub-pixel configured to generate a red light-beam;
a blue sub-pixel configured to generate a blue light-beam, wherein the blue sub-pixel has a blue sub-pixel top face area greater than a red sub-pixel top face area of the red sub-pixel; and
a green sub-pixel configured to generate a green light-beam, wherein the green sub-pixel has a green sub-pixel top face area smaller than the top face areas of the red and blue sub-pixels, and
wherein the plurality of optical lens structures comprises:
a red optical lens structure disposed on the red sub-pixel;
a blue optical lens structure disposed on the blue sub-pixel, wherein the blue optical lens structure has a blue optical lens structure bottom face area and a blue optical lens structure top face area that are larger than a red optical lens structure bottom face area and a red optical lens structure top face area of the red optical lens structure, respectively; and
a green optical lens structure disposed on the green sub-pixel, wherein the green optical lens structure has a green optical lens structure bottom face area and a green optical lens structure top face area that are smaller than bottom face areas and top face areas of the red and blue optical lens structures, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,367,170

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE WITH IRREGULARITIES LOCATED ON A FIRST LIGHT TRANSMISSIVE SUBSTRATE AND A SECOND LIGHT TRANSMISSIVE SUBSTRATE

PIONEER CORPORATION, Kaw...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a first light transmissive substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface;
an organic functional layer that is located on the side of the first surface and includes a light-emitting layer; and
a second light transmissive substrate that is located on the side of the second surface, with the second light transmissive substrate, the first light transmissive substrate and the organic functional layer being arranged in this order in a thickness direction of the light-emitting device,
wherein a plurality of first irregularities are located on the second surface, and a plurality of second irregularities are located on a surface of the second light transmissive substrate, and intervals between vertexes of the second irregularities are narrower than intervals between the vertexes of the first irregularities.

US Pat. No. 10,367,169

PROCESSES FOR MAKING LIGHT EXTRACTION SUBSTRATES FOR AN ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE USING PHOTO-THERMAL TREATMENT

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A process for forming an article for improved light extraction, the process comprising:providing a base substrate;
disposing a precursor on the base substrate, the precursor comprising:
particles of a first material comprising an inorganic oxide and having:
an average diameter of from 10 nm to 1 ?m; and
an organic binder; and
photo-thermally treating the precursor to form a porous photo-thermally treated light extraction layer having an average pore diameter from 10 nm to 1000 nm,
wherein the photo-thermally treating comprises exposing the precursor to a radiation source emitting radiation in at least the range from 300 to 400 nm and the porous photo-thermally treated light extraction layer improves the light output of the article by a factor of 1.7× or greater.

US Pat. No. 10,367,168

ORGANIC OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT

OSRAM OLED GmbH, Regensb...

1. An organic optoelectronic component comprising:an organic layer sequence having an active layer for emitting or absorbing electromagnetic radiation;
a thin-film encapsulation on the organic layer sequence;
an absorption layer on the organic layer sequence, the absorption layer configured to absorb and store a substance which is harmful to the organic layer sequence; and
a transport layer directly adjacent to the absorption layer, the transport layer configured to transport the harmful substance,
wherein the transport layer has a greater diffusion coefficient and/or a higher transmission rate for the harmful substance than the absorption layer, and
wherein the absorption layer has a higher storage capacity for the harmful substance than the transport layer so that the harmful substance, upon contact with the transport layer, is distributed within the transport layer and is subsequently absorbed by the absorption layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,167

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:a first substrate;
a plurality of organic light emitting elements on the first substrate; and a sealing film covering the organic light emitting elements, the sealing film including a first barrier layer, a base layer including silicon oxide or amorphous silicon on the first barrier layer, an organic layer on the base layer, and a second barrier layer on the base layer and the organic layer, a first thickness of the first barrier layer being thicker than a second thickness of the base layer,
wherein the first barrier layer includes silicon nitride or silicon oxynitride, and the second barrier layer includes silicon nitride or silicon oxynitride,
the base layer and the second barrier layer are in contact with each other,
the base layer and the first barrier layer are in contact with each other; and further comprising:
a filler on the sealing film; and
a second substrate on the filler.

US Pat. No. 10,367,165

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A flexible display device comprising:a substrate;
a driver integrated circuit (IC) in a non-display portion of the substrate and configured to supply a driving voltage to a display portion of the substrate;
a flexible printed circuit board attached to the non-display portion at an outer side of the driver IC; and
a printed circuit board attached to the flexible printed circuit board and configured to transfer the driving voltage to the driver IC,
wherein the driver IC comprises a base layer attached to the substrate, a plurality of bumps at a bottom surface of the base layer, a first layer at an upper surface of the base layer, and second layers disposed on the first layer to correspond to locations of the plurality of bumps.

US Pat. No. 10,367,163

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. An organic light emitting diode, comprising:a first electrode and a second electrode facing each other;
an emission layer between the first electrode and the second electrode; and
a hole injection layer between the first electrode and the emission layer, the hole injection layer including a dipole material including a first component and a second component that have different polarities,
wherein the emission layer includes a red emission layer, a green emission layer, and a blue emission layer, and further includes an auxiliary layer only under the blue emission layer such that the auxiliary layer is not included between the red emission layer and the hole injection layer and the auxiliary layer is not included between the green emission layer and the hole injection layer, and
wherein the auxiliary layer includes a compound expressed by the following Chemical Formula 1:

wherein, in Chemical Formula 1, A1, A2, and A3 are each hydrogen, a phenyl group, carbazole, dibenzothiophene, dibenzofuran (DBF), and biphenyl, and a, b, and c are each an integer of zero to four, and
wherein at least one of A1, A2, and A3 is

US Pat. No. 10,367,162

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING OPTICAL CAVITY WITH LOW ANGULAR COLOUR SHIFT

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:an emissive layer that emits light by recombination of first charges and second charges;
a first electrode from which the first charges are supplied;
a second electrode located on an opposite side of the emissive layer relative to the first electrode from which the second charges are supplied;
a first charge transport layer located between the emissive layer and the first electrode that injects the first charges from the first electrode into the emissive layer; and
a second charge transport layer located between the emissive layer and the second electrode that injects the second charges from the second electrode into the emissive layer;
wherein at least one of the charge transport layers is an absorbing charge transport layer that includes a light absorbing material that absorbs light within a portion of the emission spectrum of the light emitted by the emissive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,158

CARBON NANOTUBE FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR WITH SIDEWALL-PROTECTED METAL CONTACTS

International Business Ma...

1. A field effect transistor, comprising:a substrate; a gate dielectric formed on the substrate; a channel material formed on the dielectric layer, the channel material including carbon nanotubes; a patterned photoresist layer having openings formed therein; and metal contacts formed on the channel material in the openings in the patterned photoresist layer and extension portions of the metal contacts formed in overlap regions extending over portions of the patterned photoresist layer to protect sidewalls of the metal contacts to prevent degradation of the metal contacts, wherein the metal contacts are conformally formed over the patterned photoresist layer and include a dimple below a top surface of the extension portions, with the extension portions being symmetrically sized about the opening and end points of the extension portions being positioned centrally over the patterned photoresist layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,156

ORGANIC METAL COMPLEX, AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a device, the method comprising:preparing a substrate provided with one of an anode or a cathode;
forming an organic compound layer;
forming the other of the anode or the cathode;
wherein the organic compound layer comprises a metal complex having a structure represented by the following general formula (1):
MLmL?n  (1)
wherein L and L?, which are different from each other, each represent a bidentate ligand;
wherein m represents an integer of 1 to 3 and n represents an integer of 0 to 2, provided that m+n is 3;
wherein M represents Ir;
wherein the partial structure MLm has a structure represented by the following general formula (8):

wherein the benzene ring with R41-R44 attached thereto in the formula (8) is further represented by any one of the following formulae:

wherein *1 shows the connection to the Ir;
wherein *2 shows the connection to the benzo[f]isoquinoline ring represented in the formula (8);
wherein R88 to R102, which may be identical to or different from each other, each represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group, an amino group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic group;
wherein the partial structure ML?n has a structure represented by any one of the following general formulae (10) to (12):

wherein R45 to R52, which may be identical to or different from each other, each represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group, an amino group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic group, and R47 and R48 may be bonded to form a benzene ring that is fused with the benzo[f]isoquinoline ring represented in the formula (8); and
wherein R65 to R79, which may be identical to or different from each other, each represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, an alkoxy group, an aralkyl group, a substituted amino group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic group, and adjacent substituents among R65 to R68 may be bonded to form a ring that is fused with the benzene ring represented in the formula (10), and adjacent substituents among R77 to R79 may be bonded to form a ring that is fused with the backbone represented in the formula (12).

US Pat. No. 10,367,154

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT MATERIALS AND DEVICES

UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORA...

1. A heteroleptic iridium compound having the formula Ir(L1)n(L2)3?n:wherein the ligand L1 is a first ligand having Formula I,

wherein the ligand L2 is a second ligand selected from the group consisting of

wherein L1 is different from L2;
wherein R1 is a partially or fully deuterated group selected from the group consisting of alkyl and cycloalkyl;
wherein R2 represents mono, di, or tri substitutions;
wherein R3, R4 and R5 each represent mono, di, tri, tetra substitutions or no substitution;
wherein each R2 is hydrogen or alkyl;
wherein at least one R2 is non-deuterated alkyl;
wherein each R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, alkyl, and combinations thereof;
wherein R4 and R5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, and combinations thereof;
wherein RA, and RC each represent mono, di, tri, tetra substitutions or no substitution;
wherein RB represents no substitution up to maximum possible substitutions; and
wherein RA, RB, and RC are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, methyl, ethyl, propyl, 1-methylethyl, butyl, 1-methylpropyl, 2-methylpropyl, pentyl, 1-methylbutyl, 2-methylbutyl, 3-methylbutyl, 1,1-dimethylpropyl, 1,2-dimethylpropyl, 2,2-dimethylpropyl, and combinations thereof, and
wherein n is 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,367,153

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION FILM, SOLID STATE IMAGING ELEMENT, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTI...

1. A photoelectric conversion film, comprising:a subphthalocyanine derivative represented by general formula (1) below,

wherein, in the general formula (1),
X1 to X6 are mutually independently hydrogen, a halogen, a hydroxy group, a thiol group, an alkoxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, a silylalkyl group, a silylalkoxy group, an arylsilyl group, a thioalkyl group, a thioaryl group, a sulfonyl group, an arylsulfonyl group, an alkylsulfonyl group, an amino group, an alkylamino group, an arylamino group, an acyl group, an acylamino group, an acyloxy group, a carboxy group, a carboxamide group, a carboalkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl group,
Z is hydrogen, a halogen, a hydroxy group, a thiol group, an imide group, an alkoxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, a silylalkyl group, a silylalkoxy group, an arylsilyl group, a thioalkyl group, a thioaryl group, a sulfonyl group, an arylsulfonyl group, an alkylsulfonyl group, an amino group, an alkylamino group, an arylamino group, an acyl group, an acylamino group, an acyloxy group, a carboxy group, a carboxamide group, a carboalkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted arylthio group, or a subphthalocyanine derivative linked via an oxygen atom, and
at least one or more of the X1 and the X2, at least one or more of the X3 and the X4, and at least one or more of the X5 and the X6 are a substituent represented by general formula (2) below,

wherein, in the general formula (2),
R1 to R3 are mutually independently hydrogen, a halogen, a hydroxy group, an alkoxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, a sulfonyl group, an amino group, an acyl group, a carboxy group, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, and
at least two or more of the R1 to the R3 are fluorine.

US Pat. No. 10,367,151

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

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A condensed cyclic compound represented by one of Formulae 1A to 1D:
L1 to L3 are each independently selected from the group consisting of
a phenylene group, a fluorenylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, and a dibenzothiophenylene group; and
a substituted or unsubstituted phenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted fluorenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted dibenzofuranylene group, and substituted or unsubstituted a dibenzothiophenylene group, wherein each substituted group is substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C10 alkyl group, a C1-C10 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a naphthyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, and a dibenzothiophenyl group,
a1 to a3 are each independently an integer selected from 0 to 5, wherein when a1 is 2 or greater, two or more groups L1 are identical to or different from each other, when a2 is 2 or greater, two or more groups L2 are identical to or different from each other, and when a3 is 2 or greater, two or more groups L3 are identical to or different from each other,
R1 to R7, and R11 to R18 are each independently selected from the group consisting of:
a hydrogen, a deuterium, —F, a cyano group, a C1-C10 alkyl group, and a C1-C10 alkoxy group;
a C1-C10 alkyl group and a C1-C10 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, and a cyano group;
a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a triazinyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, and a dibenzothiophenyl group; and
a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a triazinyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, and a dibenzothiophenyl group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium, —F, a cyano group, a C1-C10 alkyl group, a C1-C10 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a triazinyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, and a dibenzothiophenyl group,
a group represented by
is selected from groups consisting of groups represented by Formulae 5-1 to 5-60, and a group represented byis selected from groups consisting of groups represented by Formulae 5-1 to 5-69:
wherein, in Formulae 5-1 to 5-69, * is a binding site to a neighboring atom.

US Pat. No. 10,367,150

COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A compound represented by Formula 3 or Formula 5:

wherein in Formulae 3 and 5,
R2 and R4 are each independently selected from hydrogen, deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —P(?O)R11R12, and —P(?S)R13R14;
R1 is selected from deuterium, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, P(?O)R11R12, and —P(?S)R13R14;
R3 is selected from deuterium and groups represented by Formulae 2a to 2f:

wherein in Formulae 2a to 2f,
H1 is NR21, O, or S;
R11, R12, R21, Z1, and Z2 are each independently selected from hydrogen atom, deuterium, a halogen group, a cyano group, a nitro group, a hydroxyl group, a carboxyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C20 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
p is an integer selected from 1 to 9, and when p is 2 or more, the plurality of Zi(s) are identical to or different from each other; and* indicates a binding site;L1, L2 and L4 are each independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
L3 is selected from one of Formulae 3a to 3c:

wherein in Formulae 3a to 3c,
Z1 is selected from hydrogen atom, deuterium, a halogen group, a cyano group, a nitro group, a hydroxyl group, a carboxyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C20 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group; and
* indicates a binding site;
R11 to R14 are each independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
R21 is selected from hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
l, m, n, and o are each independently an integer selected from 1 to 5;
a1, a2, a3, and a4 are each independently an integer selected from 0 to 3,
wherein when a3 in Formula 5 is 0, R3 is not Formula 2a or Formula 2c, and
when a1, a2, a3, and a4 are each independently 2 or more, respective L1s to L4s are each independently identical to or different from each other; and
at least one of substituents of the substituted C1-C60 alkyl group, substituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, substituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, substituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, substituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, substituted C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, substituted C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, substituted C6-C60 aryl group, substituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, substituted C6-C60 arylthio group, substituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, substituted C2-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, substituted C2-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, substituted C6-C60 arylene group, substituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group is selected from:
deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group;
a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one selected from deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —N(Q11)(Q12), —Si(Q13)(Q14)(Q15), and —B(Q16)(Q17);
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, each substituted with at least one selected from deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C2-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C2-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —N(Q21)(Q22), —Si(Q23)(Q24)(Q25) and —B(Q26)(Q27); and
—N(Q31)(Q32), —Si(Q33)(Q34)(Q35), and —B(Q36)(Q37);
wherein Q11 to Q17, Q21 to Q27, and Q31 to Q37 are each independently selected from hydrogen, deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group.

US Pat. No. 10,367,149

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. An organic light emitting device comprising:a positive electrode;
a negative electrode provided to face the positive electrode; and
an organic material layer between the positive electrode and the negative electrode,
wherein the organic material layer comprises a light emitting layer,
the organic material layer further includes an electron adjusting layer and an electron transport layer provided between the light emitting layer and the negative electrode,
the electron adjusting layer includes a compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1, and
the electron transport layer includes a compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 11:

in Chemical Formula 1,
Ar1 and Ar2 are the same as or different from each other, and are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group; or a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic group, and
L1 is represented by any one of the following Chemical Formulae 2 to 5,

in Chemical Formulae 2 to 5,
a dotted line “” is each a moiety bonded to a triazine group or L2 of Chemical Formula 1,
S1 to S4 are the same as or different from each other, and are each independently hydrogen; deuterium; a halogen group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group; or a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic group,
p and q are the same as or different from each other, and are each independently an integer of 0 to 6,
r is an integer of 0 to 8,
y is an integer of 0 to 4,
when p, q, r, and y are each an integer of 2 or more, a plurality of S1 to S4 are each the same as or different from each other,
L2 is a direct bond; or a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group,
Ar3 is represented by a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group; a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic group including S or O; a substituted or unsubstituted carbazole group; or any one of the following Chemical Formulae 6 to 10, when L1 is Chemical Formulae 2 to 4,
Ar3 is represented by a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group; a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic group including S or O; or any one of the following Chemical Formulae 6 to 10, when L1 is Chemical Formula 5,

in Chemical Formulae 6 to 10,
X1 is O, S, or NR,
at least two of X2 to X6 are N, and the others are each independently CR?,
R and R? are the same as or different from each other, and are each independently hydrogen; deuterium; a halogen group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group; or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group,
R1 to R6, R9, and R10 are the same as or different from each other, and are each independently hydrogen; deuterium; a halogen group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group; or a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic group,
at least one of Y1 to Y4 is N, and the others are CR?,
R? is each independently hydrogen or deuterium,
R7 and R8 are directly bonded, or combine with each other to form a substituted or unsubstituted ring,
m, n, t, u, v, and x are each an integer of 0 to 4, w is an integer of 0 to 3, and when m, n, t, u, v, w, and x are each an integer of 2 or more, a plurality of R1 to R6, R9, and R10 are each the same as or different from each other,
s is an integer of 0 to 2, and when s is 2, two R3s are the same as or different from each other,
“” means a moiety bonded to L2 of Chemical Formula 1, and the bonding moiety of Chemical Formula 10 is bonded to a ring formed by bonding R6, R9, R10 or R7, and R8,

in Chemical Formula 11, at least two of X10 to X12 are N, and the other is each independently CR??,
R?? is hydrogen; deuterium; a halogen group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group; or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group,
Ar4 to Ar6 are the same as or different from each other, and are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group; or a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic group,
L3 is a direct bond; a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group; or a substituted or unsubstituted divalent heterocyclic group, and
l is 1 or 2, and when 1 is 2, Ar6s are the same as or different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,367,148

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND INSPECTION METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A light-emitting device comprising a light-emitting element including an anode, a cathode, and a light-emitting layer which is provided between the anode and the cathode and emits light in a near-infrared region by applying a current between the anode and the cathode, whereinthe light-emitting device emits visible light with a luminance of 5 cd/m2 or more when a current is applied between the anode and the cathode at a current density of 300 mA/cm2 or less,
the light-emitting layer is constituted by including a light-emitting material and a host material which holds the light-emitting material, and
wherein the light-emitting material contains at least one of a compound represented by the following general formula (IRD-1), a compound represented by the following general formula (IRD-2), a compound represented by the following general formula (IRD-3), and a compound represented by the following general formula (IRD-4):

wherein each R independently represents an aryl group, an arylamino group, triarylamine, or a group containing at least one of the derivatives thereof,

wherein each R independently represents an aryl group, an arylamino group, triarylamine, or a group containing at least one of the derivatives thereof,

wherein X represents a carbon atom to which hydrogen is attached or a nitrogen atom, and R represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group which may have a substituent, an allyl group, an alkoxy group, or a heterocyclic group, and

wherein each R independently represents a phenyl group, a thiophenyl group, a furyl group, or a group containing at least one of the derivatives thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,367,147

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light-emitting device comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode; and
an organic layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, the organic layer comprising an emission layer,
wherein the organic layer comprises a first compound represented by Formula 1 and a second compound represented by Formula 2:

wherein, in Formulae 1, 2, 2A, 2B, and 1A,
R11 to R20 are each independently selected from a group represented by Formula 1A, hydrogen, deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3), —N(Q1)(Q2), —B(Q1)(Q2), —C(?O)(Q1), —S(?O)2(Q1), and —P(?O)(Q1)(Q2), provided that at least one selected from R11 to R20 is a group represented by Formula 1A;
L101 is selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
a101 is selected from 0, 1, 2, and 3;
R101 is selected from hydrogen, deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3), —N(Q1)(Q2), —B(Q1)(Q2), —C(?O)(Q1), —S(?O)2(Q1), and —P(?O)(Q1)(Q2);
Ar is selected from a group represented by Formula 2A and a group represented by Formula 2B;
X21 is selected from oxygen, sulfur, N(R204), and C(R204)(R205);
X22 is selected from oxygen, sulfur, N(R206), and C(R206)(R207);
A21 is selected from a C5-C20 carbocyclic group and a C1-C20 heterocyclic group;
A22 is selected from a C6-C20 arene group and a C1-C20 heteroarene group;
A23 is selected from a C5-C20 carbocyclic group and a C1-C20 heterocyclic group;
L21 to L26 are each independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
a21 to a26 are each independently selected from 0, 1, 2, and 3;
R21 to R24 are each independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group; wherein R21 and R22 are optionally linked to each other to form a saturated ring or an unsaturated ring, and R23 and R24 are optionally linked to each other to form a saturated ring or an unsaturated ring;
R201 to R207 are each independently selected from hydrogen, deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3), —N(Q1)(Q2), —B(Q1)(Q2), —C(?O)(Q1), —S(?O)2(Q1) and —P(?O)(Q1)(Q2); wherein R204 and R205 are optionally linked to each other to form a saturated ring or an unsaturated ring, and R206 and R207 are optionally linked to each other to form a saturated ring or an unsaturated ring;
b201 to b203 are each independently selected from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10;
Q1 to Q3 are each independently selected from hydrogen, deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, a biphenyl group, and a terphenyl group; and
* indicates a binding site to a neighboring atom.

US Pat. No. 10,367,146

FORMATION OF CARBON NANOTUBE-CONTAINING DEVICES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of forming a carbon nanotube based device, comprising:forming a metal oxide layer on a substrate;
forming a monolayer of a bifunctional compound on the metal oxide layer, wherein a first reactive moiety of the bifunctional compound is selectively chemically bonded to the metal oxide layer; and
reacting the monolayer of the bifunctional compound with an organic dispersion of a plurality of carbon nanotubes, wherein the carbon nanotubes chemically bonded to the monolayer of the bifunctional compound, wherein the plurality of carbon nanotubes are not chemically functionalized, and wherein the monolayer of the bifunctional compound includes a second reactive moiety chemically bonded to the carbon nanotubes, and a compound other than the monolayer of the bifunctional compound is not attached to the carbon nanotubes.

US Pat. No. 10,367,145

SELF-ASSEMBLY OF NANOSTRUCTURES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A structure having layer of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), the structure comprising:a substrate including a first surface having a first isoelectric point and at least one additional surface having a second isoelectric point;
a self-assembled monolayer on the first surface, the self-assembled monolayer comprising an electron deficient compound of the formula:
wherein R is an electron withdrawing group, n is an integer from 1 to 12, and X is hydroxamic acid or phosphonic acid or catechol that is bound to the first surface; andelectron rich coated CNTs on the self-assembled monolayer, wherein the electron rich coated CNTs form a dipole-to-dipole interaction with the electron deficient compound, wherein the electron rich coated CNTs comprise a coating of an arene on the CNT, wherein the arene is selected from the group consisting of benzene, biphenylene, triphenylene, pyrene, naphthalene, anthracene and phenanthrene and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,367,144

STABLE ORGANIC FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS BY INCORPORATING AN ELECTRON-ACCEPTING MOLECULE

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. One or more organic field effect transistor (OFET)s, comprising:semiconducting polymers combined with electron acceptors so as to change an ambipolar transport of the semiconducting polymers to p-type transport;
a source contact to a p-type channel including the semiconducting polymers;
a drain contact to the p-type channel; and
a dielectric between a gate contact and the p-type channel.

US Pat. No. 10,367,143

ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTING COMPOUNDS

MERCK PATENT GMBH, Darms...

1. A compound comprising one or more divalent units of formula I
wherein
R1 on each occurrence identically or differently, denotes H or straight chain, branched or cyclic alkyl group with 1 to 30 C atoms in which one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups are optionally replaced, in each case independently from one another, by —O—, —S—, —C(O)—, —C(O)O—, —O—C(O)—, —O—CO(O)—O—, —SO2—, —SO3—, —NR0—, —SiR0R00—, —CF2—, —CR0?CR00—, —CY1?CY2— or —C?C— in such a manner that O and/or S atoms are not linked directly to one another, and in which one or more H atoms are optionally replaced by F, Cl, Br, I or CN, or denotes monocyclic or polycyclic aryl or heteroaryl, each of which is optionally substituted with one or more groups RS and has 4 to 30 ring atoms
X is O or S,
A1 denotes a
group,A2 denotes a group from the following formulae:

wherein V is on each occurrence identically or differently CR1 or N, W is O, S, NR1, C(R1)(R2), Si(R1)(R2), C?C(R1)(R2), C?O or Se, R1 has the meanings given above, and R4 and R5 independently of each other have one of the meanings given for R1,
A3 denotes a group selected from the following formulae:

wherein V is on each occurrence identically or differently CR1 or N, W is O, S, NR1, C(R1)(R2), Si(R1)(R2), C?C(R1)(R2), C?O or Se, R1 has the meanings given above, and R6, R7, R8 and R9 independently of each other have one of the meanings given for R1,
RS denotes, on each occurrence identically or differently, F, Br, Cl, —CN, —NC, —NCO, —NCS, —OCN, —SCN, —C(O)NR0R00, —C(O)X0, —C(O)R0, —C(O)OR0, —NH2, —NR0R00, —SH, —SR0, —SO3H, —SO2R0, —OH, —NO2, —CF3, —SF5, optionally substituted silyl, carbyl or hydrocarbyl with 1 to 40 C atoms that is optionally substituted and optionally comprises one or more hetero atoms,
R1, R00 independently of each other denote H or optionally substituted C1-40 carbyl or hydrocarbyl,
Y1, Y2 independently of each other denote H, F, Cl or CN,
X0 denotes halogen,
r, s are independently of each other 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4.

US Pat. No. 10,367,142

LAYERED STRUCTURE FOR AN OLED AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A STRUCTURE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A layered structure suitable as a support for an organic light emitting device, said layered structure comprising:a light-transmissive glass substrate,
a diffusive internal extraction layer with an outer layer made of a glass containing at least 30 weight % of Bi2O3, formed on one side of the light-transmissive glass substrate,
an acid-resistant barrier layer formed on the diffusive internal extraction layer, said acid-resistant barrier layer having a bilayer structure made of an
Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) deposited metal oxide layer, the metal oxide being selected from the group consisting of aluminum oxide (Al2O3), titanium oxide (TiO2), zirconium oxide (ZrO2) and hafnium oxide (HfO2), in direct contact with the diffusive internal extraction layer, and
a sputter-deposited SiOxNy layer in direct contact with the ALD-deposited metal oxide layer, and
a transparent electrode layer on the acid-resistant barrier layer, the transparent electrode layer being provided in direct contact with the sputter-deposited SiOxNy layer,
wherein the transparent electrode layer comprises a transparent conductive oxide layer and a metal layer in contact with the transparent conductive oxide layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,140

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SECONDARY CELL

Kabushiki Kaisha Nihon Mi...

1. A method for manufacturing a secondary cell having a charging layer that captures electrons as forming an energy level in a band gap by causing photoexcited structural change on an n-type metal oxide semiconductor covered with an insulating material, the method comprising steps of:coating coating liquid to form a coating film that includes constituents to be the charging layer, the charging layer including the n-type metal oxide semiconductor and the insulating material;
drying to form a dried coating film by heating the coating liquid coated in the coating step;
irradiating to form a UV-irradiated coating film by irradiating the dried coating film with ultraviolet after the drying step in order to harden a surface of the coating film; and
burning to form a plurality of burned coating films by burning a plurality of the UV-irradiated coating films after forming the plurality of UV-irradiated coating films by repeating a set plural times, the set including the coating step, the drying step, and the irradiating step.

US Pat. No. 10,367,129

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a mounting board comprising:
a base part, and
one or more wiring structures, each of which includes:
one or more first wiring layers located on an upper surface of the base part, and
one or more second wiring layers located on an upper surface of the one or more first wiring layers,
wherein a lower surface of the one or more second wiring layers contacts an upper surface of the one or more first wiring layers,
wherein, in a plan view, an area of each of the one or more second wiring layers is smaller than an area of each of the one or more first wiring layers;
one or more light emitting elements bonded to the second wiring layers via bonding members; and
a reflective member covering at least a portion of the bonding members and at least a portion of the one or more wiring structures,
wherein a reflectance of the one or more first wiring layers is higher than a reflectance of the bonding members,
wherein the one or more second wiring layers and the bonding members comprise the same material at their outermost surfaces,
wherein one or more outermost surfaces of the one or more first wiring layers comprise a metal selected from the group consisting of Al, Ag, Rh, Pt, Pd, and Ru, and an alloy containing at least one of these metals.

US Pat. No. 10,367,125

STRENGTHENED LED PACKAGE AND METHOD THEREFOR

Lumileds, LLC, San Jose,...

1. An apparatus comprising:an electronic component; and
a leadframe comprising at least one leadframe member connected to the electronic component, the at least one leadframe member having an upper surface, a lower surface opposite the upper surface, and at least one bulge indented into the lower surface and extending above a plane of the upper surface, the bulge having an upper section in which a thickness between the upper surface and lower surface of the leadframe member is smaller than a thickness between the upper surface and lower surface of the leadframe member outside of the bulge; and
a subassembly facing the lower surface of the at least one leadframe member and connected to the at least one leadframe member at a clinching position, the bulge positioned between and spaced apart from the electronic component and the clinching position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,119

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method of manufacturing a light-emitting device, the method comprising:providing a light-emitting element including a first region in a plan view thereof and a second region other than the first region, the second region not having an active layer disposed in the plan view of the light-emitting element, the light-emitting element including a layered semiconductor comprising the active layer located on the first region but not on the second region in the plan view of the light-emitting element, wherein the active layer is not visible from outside in a top view;
mounting the light-emitting element on a supporting member;
forming a phosphor layer so as to cover the light-emitting element;
determining a surplus portion of the phosphor layer; and
removing the phosphor layer at least partially from the second region in the light-emitting element.

US Pat. No. 10,367,115

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SOLAR CELL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of manufacturing a solar cell, the method comprising:forming a silicon oxide film on a semiconductor substrate;
successively exposing the silicon oxide film to a temperature in a range of 570° C. to 700° C. to anneal the silicon oxide film; and
wherein the silicon oxide film is slowly heated from a temperature lower than 700° C. to about 700° C. for a first time period, maintained at the temperature of about 700° C. for a second time period, and then slowly cooled to the lower temperature for a third time period during annealing.

US Pat. No. 10,367,095

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, OR DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a transistor including:
a first gate electrode;
a first insulating film over the first gate electrode;
an oxide semiconductor film over the first insulating film;
a source electrode electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor film;
a drain electrode electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor film;
a second insulating film over the oxide semiconductor film;
a second gate electrode over the second insulating film; and
a third insulating film over the second gate electrode,
wherein the oxide semiconductor film includes a first oxide semiconductor film over the first insulating film, and a second oxide semiconductor film over the first oxide semiconductor film,
wherein the second gate electrode includes a third oxide semiconductor film over the second insulating film, and a fourth oxide semiconductor film over the third oxide semiconductor film,
wherein the first oxide semiconductor film, the second oxide semiconductor film, the third oxide semiconductor film, and the fourth oxide semiconductor film include In, Ga, and Zn,
wherein the first oxide semiconductor film includes a region satisfying In>Ga,
wherein the second oxide semiconductor film includes a region satisfying In?Ga,
wherein the third oxide semiconductor film includes a region satisfying In wherein the fourth oxide semiconductor film includes a region satisfying In>Ga.

US Pat. No. 10,367,092

SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

14. A method of manufacturing a silicon carbide semiconductor device, the method comprising forming a first epitaxial layer of a first conductivity type on a front surface of a silicon carbide substrate;forming a second epitaxial layer of a second conductivity type on the first epitaxial layer;
selectively forming a first semiconductor region of the second conductivity type by ion implantation in the second epitaxial layer, the first semiconductor region having an impurity concentration higher than that of the second epitaxial layer;
selectively forming a second semiconductor region of the first conductivity type in the second epitaxial layer, at a position shallower than the first semiconductor region;
forming a trench to penetrate the second semiconductor region, the first semiconductor region, and the second epitaxial layer, and reach the first epitaxial layer;
forming a gate electrode in the trench, via a gate insulating film;
forming a first electrode contacting the second semiconductor region and the second epitaxial layer; and
forming a second electrode on a rear surface of the silicon carbide substrate, wherein
the first semiconductor region is formed to have a second-conductivity-type impurity concentration profile in which concentration differences in a depth direction form a bell-shaped curve at a peak of impurity concentration higher than that of the second epitaxial layer, and
wherein the second epitaxial layer is formed to have a first-conductivity-type impurity concentration profile and a second-conductivity-type impurity concentration profile such that a channel formed along a side wall of the trench during an ON state of the silicon carbide semiconductor device has a channel length of at least 0.3 ?m and at most 1 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,367,083

COMPACT DEVICE STRUCTURES FOR A BIPOLAR JUNCTION TRANSISTOR

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A device structure formed using a substrate, the device structure comprising:one or more primary trench isolation regions surrounding an active device region of the substrate and a first collector contact region of the substrate, the one or more primary trench isolation regions having a top surface coplanar with a top surface of the substrate, each primary trench isolation region extending vertically to a first depth into the substrate, and the active device region comprising a collector;
a base layer on the active device region, the base layer having a top surface;
a base dielectric layer on the top surface of the base layer;
a first secondary trench isolation region arranged adjacent to the base layer and extending into the substrate to a second depth that is less than the first depth, the first secondary trench isolation region laterally located between the base layer and the first collector contact region, and the first secondary trench isolation region extending through the base layer and the base dielectric layer, and a top surface of the first secondary trench isolation region projects above the top surface of the base layer;
a semiconductor layer over the base dielectric layer, the semiconductor layer having a top surface that is coplanar with the top surface of the first secondary trench isolation region;
an extrinsic base layer on the top surface of the semiconductor layer and the top surface of the first secondary trench isolation region; and
an emitter in an emitter opening extending through the extrinsic base layer, the semiconductor layer, and the base dielectric layer to the base layer,
wherein no portion of the first secondary trench isolation region is arranged vertically beneath the base layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,072

ASYMMETRIC HIGH-K DIELECTRIC FOR REDUCING GATE INDUCED DRAIN LEAKAGE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A gate structure comprising a gate material on an asymmetrically thick gate dielectric comprising an oxide wherein the asymmetrically thick gate dielectric is thicker on a drain side of the gate structure than a source side of the gate structure, wherein the asymmetrically thick gate dielectric includes a high-k material and an interfacial dielectric layer of fin material under the high-k material, and a damaged spacer material is on the drain side along a sidewall of the gate structure and a non-damaged spacer material is on the source side of the device along another sidewall of the gate structure.

US Pat. No. 10,367,069

FABRICATION OF VERTICAL FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR STRUCTURE WITH CONTROLLED GATE LENGTH

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A vertical fin field effect transistor (finFET), comprising;a vertical fin on a substrate;
a bottom spacer on the substrate and a lower portion of the sidewalls of the vertical fin;
a high-K dielectric layer on the bottom spacer and a portion of the sidewalls of the vertical fin;
a work function layer on only the high-K dielectric layer;
a gauge layer on the work function layer, wherein a top surface of the gauge layer is coplanar with an edge surface of the work function layer and an edge surface of the high-K dielectric layer on a portion of the sidewalls of the vertical fin, and wherein the edge surface of the work function layer and the edge surface of the high-K dielectric layer is below the top surface of the vertical fin; and
an L-shaped oxide layer on the top surface of the gauge layer, the edge surface of the work function layer, the edge surface of the high-K dielectric layer, and an upper portion of the sidewalls of the vertical fin.

US Pat. No. 10,367,064

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH RECESSED CHANNEL ARRAY TRANSISTOR (RCAT) INCLUDING A SUPERLATTICE

ATOMERA INCORPORATED, Lo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a substrate;
at least one memory array comprising a plurality of recessed channel array transistors (RCATs) on the substrate; and
periphery circuitry adjacent the at least one memory array and comprising a plurality of complementary metal oxide (CMOS) transistors on the substrate, each of the CMOS transistors comprising
spaced-apart source and drain regions in the substrate and defining a channel region therebetween,
a first superlattice extending between the source and drain regions in the channel region, the first superlattice comprising a plurality of stacked groups of layers, each group of layers comprising a plurality of stacked base semiconductor monolayers defining a base semiconductor portion, and at least one non-semiconductor monolayer constrained within a crystal lattice of adjacent base semiconductor portions, and
a gate over the first superlattice and between the source and drain regions.

US Pat. No. 10,367,045

ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. An electroluminescence display device comprising:a thin film transistor on a surface of a substrate facing in a first direction;
a planarization layer on the surface of the substrate, the planarization layer covering the thin film transistor, the thin film transistor disposed between the planarization layer and the substrate, the planarization layer having a first area having a first thickness along the first direction and a second area having a second thickness along the first direction, the first thickness smaller than the second thickness;
a first electrode on the first area of the planarization layer, the first electrode electrically connected to the thin film transistor;
a bank layer on a portion of the second area of the planarization layer, the bank layer including a black pigment;
an emission structure including a transport layer and a light emitting layer on a surface of the first electrode facing in the first direction; and
a second electrode on a surface of the emission structure facing in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,043

DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A display device comprising:a first flexible substrate;
a second flexible substrate overlapping the first flexible substrate with a display element positioned therebetween;
a terminal electrode provided over the first flexible substrate, the terminal electrode electrically connected to a first part of an external electrode; and
a first layer covering a bottom surface and side surfaces of the first flexible substrate, and a top surface and side surfaces of the second flexible substrate,
wherein an entire outer surface of the first layer is exposed, and
wherein the first layer has a smaller Young's modulus than the first flexible substrate and the second flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,367,028

CMOS IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING STACKED SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS AND IMAGE PROCESSING CIRCUITRY INCLUDING A SUPERLATTICE

ATOMERA INCORPORATED, Lo...

1. A CMOS image sensor comprising:a first semiconductor chip comprising an array of image sensor pixels and readout circuitry electrically connected thereto; and
a second semiconductor chip coupled to the first semiconductor chip in stacked relation and comprising image processing circuitry electrically connected to the readout circuitry;
the image processing circuitry comprising a plurality of transistors each comprising
spaced apart source and drain regions,
a superlattice channel extending between the source and drain regions, the superlattice channel comprising a plurality of stacked groups of layers, each group of layers comprising a plurality of stacked base semiconductor monolayers defining a base semiconductor portion, and at least one non-semiconductor monolayer constrained within a crystal lattice of adjacent base semiconductor portions, and
a gate comprising a gate insulating layer on the superlattice channel and a gate electrode on the gate insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,026

SOLID-STATE IMAGING ELEMENT, IMAGING DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A solid-state imaging element, comprising:a pixel array comprising a plurality of pixels,
wherein each pixel of the plurality of pixels comprises:
a photoelectric conversion region configured to generate a charge by photoelectric conversion based on an amount of incident light;
a charge accumulation region configured to accumulate the charge generated by the photoelectric conversion region;
a charge voltage conversion region configured to convert the accumulated charge into a voltage; and
a pixel transistor configured to output a pixel signal based on the voltage converted by the charge voltage conversion region,
wherein, in a first direction, a first pitch of photoelectric conversion regions of the plurality of pixels is shifted from a second pitch of charge accumulation regions of the plurality of pixels by a substantially half pitch.

US Pat. No. 10,367,024

SEMICONDUCTOR IMAGE SENSORS HAVING CHANNEL STOP REGIONS AND METHODS OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a light-receiving element which outputs electric charges in response to incident light; and
a drive transistor which is gated by an output of the light-receiving element to generate a source-drain current that is proportional to the incident light, wherein the drive transistor comprises:
a first gate electrode;
a first channel region under the first gate electrode;
first and second source-drain regions which are disposed at respective ends of the first channel region, the first and second source-drain regions having a first conductivity type;
a first channel step region on a first side of the first channel region, the first channel stop region having a second conductivity type that is different from the first conductivity type; and
a second channel stop region is on a second side of the first channel region that is opposite the first side of the first channel region,
wherein the first channel region includes a first segment under the first gate electrode that extends in a first direction and a second segment under the first gate electrode that extends in a second direction that intersects the first direction, and
wherein a first end of the first segment directly connects to the first source-drain region, a second end of the first segment directly connects to a first end of the second segment and a second end of the second segment directly connects to the second source-drain region.

US Pat. No. 10,367,017

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A method of manufacturing an array substrate, comprising the following steps:Step S1: providing a substrate, sequentially forming a light-shielding layer, a buffer layer, an active layer, a source, a drain, a gate insulating layer, and a gate on the substrate, wherein an indium gallium zinc oxide layer and a second metal layer are continuously deposited on the buffer layer using a halftone mask, and, using the halftone mask, the indium gallium zinc oxide layer is formed into the active layer and the second metal layer is formed simultaneously into the source and the drain;
Step S2: performing a first conductorization process on a corresponding region of the active layer opposite to the source and the drain; and
Step S3: performing a second conductorization process on another corresponding region of the active layer between the source and the gate and between the drain and the gate;
wherein locations of projections of the source, the drain, and the active layer on the substrate within a projection of the light-shielding layer on the substrate cause self-aligning of the active layer; and
wherein use of the halftone mask causes the active layer, the source, and the drain to be simultaneously formed.

US Pat. No. 10,367,010

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. An array substrate, comprising a substrate, and a plurality of arrayed thin film transistors and conductor layers being disposed on the substrate, wherein the conductor layers comprise a plurality of gate signal lines for transmitting gate signals, each of the gate signal lines extends along a first direction and connects to the plurality of the thin film transistors disposed along the first direction, resistances of the gate signal lines are decreased along a transmitting direction of the gate signals.

US Pat. No. 10,367,009

ACTIVE-MATRIX SUBSTRATE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An active-matrix substrate comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of first lines disposed on the substrate and extending in a first direction;
a plurality of second lines disposed on the substrate and extending in a second direction different from the first direction;
a transistor disposed correspondingly to each of intersection points of the first lines and the second lines, and connected to a corresponding one of the first lines and a corresponding one of the second lines;
an insulating layer;
an extended conductive film; and
a photoelectric conversion element disposed correspondingly to each of the intersection points of the first lines and the second lines and connected to the transistor;whereinat least one of the first lines and the second lines each have a layered structure with connection to the extended conductive film via a contact hole provided in the insulating layer,
the extended conductive film includes a first-line extended conductive film and a second-line extended conductive film,
the first lines are connected to the first-line extended conductive film,
the second lines are connected to the second-line extended conductive film,
the first-line extended conductive film includes a first-line first extended conductive film connected to the first lines, and a first-line second extended conductive film extending in parallel with the first-line first extended conductive film at a layer level different from the first-line first extended conductive film and connected to the first-line first extended conductive film via a contact hole,
when viewed in a direction perpendicular to the substrate, the first-line first extended conductive film and the first-line second extended conductive film extend in parallel to the first lines in the first direction and substantially overlap the first lines,
when viewed in the direction perpendicular to the substrate, the second-line extended conductive film extends in parallel to the second lines in the second direction and substantially overlap the second lines, and
none of the first-line first extended conductive film, the first-line second extended conductive film, the first lines, the second-line extended conductive film and the second lines overlaps the photoelectric conversion element.

US Pat. No. 10,367,008

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An array substrate, comprising a base substrate, and a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of data lines and a plurality of subpixels disposed on the base substrate, whereina first electrode and a second electrode insulated from each other are disposed in each of the subpixels; the first electrode includes a plurality of first electrode strips; the second electrode includes a plurality of second electrode strips; the plurality of first electrode strips are electrically connected with each other; the plurality of second electrode strips are electrically connected with each other;
in projections of the plurality of first electrode strips and the plurality of second electrode strips on the base substrate, a distance along a direction parallel to a first direction between a projection of one second electrode strip and a projection of a first electrode strip adjacent to the second electrode strip in the first direction is S1; a distance along the direction parallel to the first direction between the projection of the one second electrode strip and a projection of one first electrode strip adjacent to the one second electrode strip in a direction opposite to the first direction is S2;
the plurality of subpixels include a first domain and a second domain; the first domain and the second domain are disposed in the same subpixel or disposed in different subpixels; the first domain includes a part in which S1 is greater than S2; and the second domain includes a part in which S1 is less than S2 wherein 0.03?|S1?S2|/|S1?S2|?0.3.

US Pat. No. 10,367,007

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing a display device comprising:forming a first conductive layer on a substrate;
forming a second conductive layer on the first conductive layer;
forming a first photoresist pattern on a gate transmission member forming area and a second photoresist pattern on a pixel electrode pattern forming area on the second conductive layer, the second photoresist pattern having a thickness greater than a thickness of the first photoresist pattern;
removing the first and second conductive layers using the first and second photoresist patterns as masks, to thereby form a gate transmission member and a pixel electrode pattern each comprising a first conductive layer pattern and a second conductive layer pattern;
removing the first photoresist pattern to thereby form a residual pattern of the second photoresist pattern on the pixel electrode pattern;
forming an etch stop layer on the gate transmission member and the residual pattern;
removing the residual pattern to thereby form an etch stop layer pattern through which the second conductive layer pattern of the pixel electrode pattern is exposed; and
removing the second conductive layer pattern of the pixel electrode pattern using the etch stop layer pattern as a mask, to thereby form a pixel electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,366,996

STABLE AND RELIABLE FINFET SRAM WITH IMPROVED BETA RATIO

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method for forming a semiconductor memory device, the method comprising:providing at least two mask layers over a pair of fin structures extended above a substrate, a first mask layer of the at least two mask layers being orthogonal to a second mask layer of the at least two mask layers, wherein the first mask layer of the at least two mask layers facilitates modulating stability of the semiconductor memory device, without affecting the second mask layer of the at least two mask layers; and
patterning the pair of fin structures,
wherein the first mask layer facilitates partially removing a pair of pull-down fin regions of the first fin structure of the pair of fin structures,
the second mask layer protects a second fin structure of the pair of fin structures to define a fin portion of a transistor, and
the first mask layer comprises a first lithographic mask layer and a cut mask layer, the first lithographic mask layer being orthogonal to the cut mask layer, wherein the cut mask layer facilitates removal of the pull-down fin regions.

US Pat. No. 10,366,974

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD) PROTECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ESD PROTECTION DEVICE

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection device, the ESD protection device comprising:a bipolar transistor device connected between a first node and a second node, wherein a drain terminal of an NMOS device to be protected is connectable to the first node, and wherein a body of the NMOS device to be protected is connectable to the second node;
a series protection device connected in series with the bipolar transistor device; and
a diode device connected between the second node and a third node, wherein a source terminal of the NMOS device to be protected is connectable to the third node;
wherein the diode device and the bipolar transistor device are configured to form a parasitic silicon controlled rectifier.

US Pat. No. 10,366,971

PRE-APPLYING SUPPORTING MATERIALS BETWEEN BONDED PACKAGE COMPONENTS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:disposing a supporting material onto a surface of a first package component, wherein the first package component comprises a plurality of electrical connectors on the surface, wherein the plurality of electrical connectors is adjacent to peripheral regions of the first package component, and wherein the supporting material is adjacent to a center region of the surface;
after the supporting material is disposed, bonding the first package component to a second package component through the plurality of electrical connectors, wherein the supporting material has a first surface in contact with the first package component, and a second surface in contact with the second package component, and the first surface and the second surface are opposite to each other; and
after the bonding encapsulating the supporting material and the plurality of electrical connectors in an encapsulating material, wherein the supporting material and the encapsulating material are different from each other, the supporting material has a sidewall surface different from the first and second surfaces, the encapsulating material is in contact with at least a portion of the sidewall surface, and a portion of the encapsulating material is between the sidewall surface and one of the plurality of electrical connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,366,946

CONNECTION MEMBER WITH BULK BODY AND ELECTRICALLY AND THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE COATING

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A connection member for connecting an electronic chip, wherein the connection member comprises:a bulk body;
a coating at least partially coating the bulk body and comprising a material having higher electric conductivity and higher thermal conductivity than the bulk body;
wherein a ratio between a thickness of the coating and a thickness of the bulk body is at least 0.0016 at or over at least a part of the connection member;
wherein the coating comprises or consists of at least one of the group consisting of copper, a copper alloy, zinc, and zinc alloy, wherein the bulk body consists of iron.

US Pat. No. 10,366,940

AIR GAP AND AIR SPACER PINCH OFF

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for forming a semiconductor device, the method comprising:conformally depositing a film comprising a first material over two adjacent contacts, the film partially filling a trench between the two adjacent contacts;
forming a dielectric layer comprising a second material over the film such that an air gap forms in the trench; and
annealing the film and the dielectric layer causing the contacting portions of the first material and the second material to react to self-form a barrier liner; wherein the barrier liner is a metal silicate.

US Pat. No. 10,366,930

SELF-ALIGNED GATE CUT ISOLATION

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method, comprising:forming a plurality of fins above a substrate;
forming a first placeholder gate electrode above the plurality of fins, wherein the first placeholder gate electrode comprises a placeholder material;
forming a first sacrificial gate cut structure of a sacrificial material different than the placeholder material embedded in the first placeholder gate electrode, wherein a portion of the placeholder material is positioned above the first sacrificial gate cut structure;
removing the portion of the first placeholder gate electrode to expose the first sacrificial gate cut structure;
removing the first sacrificial gate cut structure to define a gate cut cavity extending vertically through the first placeholder gate electrode;
forming a dielectric material in the gate cut cavity to define a gate cut structure;
removing the first placeholder gate electrode to define a first gate cavity segmented by the gate cut structure; and
forming a first replacement gate structure in the first gate cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,366,925

WAFER PROCESSING METHOD

Disco Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A method of processing a wafer that includes a substrate and a device layer formed with devices in respective regions partitioned by a plurality of division lines intersecting on a front surface of the substrate, the method comprising:a laser beam applying step of applying a laser beam of such a wavelength as to be transmitted through the wafer to the wafer along the division lines, with a focal point of the laser beam positioned in an inside of the substrate, to form modified layers along the division lines and to extend device layer splitting cracks from the modified layers to the front surface of the wafer;
after the laser beam applying step is performed, a cutting step of cutting the wafer along the division lines by a cutting blade from a back surface of the wafer, to form cut grooves while leaving uncut portions inclusive of the device layer on the front surface side of the wafer and to remove the modified layers;
after the cutting step is performed, a coating step of coating the back surface side of the wafer with a liquid die bonding agent, to form a liquid die-bonding layer on the back surface of the wafer without filling the cut grooves with the liquid die bonding agent; and
after the coating step is performed, a curing step of curing the liquid die-bonding layer.

US Pat. No. 10,366,919

FULLY ALIGNED VIA IN GROUND RULE REGION

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A structure comprising:a plurality of minimum ground rule conductive structures formed in a dielectric material each of which comprises a recessed conductive material therein;
at least one conductive structure formed in the dielectric material which is wider than the plurality of minimum ground rule conductive structures;
an etch stop layer over a surface of the dielectric layer with openings to expose the conductive material of the least one conductive structure and the recessed conductive material of a selected minimum ground rule conductive structure; and
an upper conductive material fully aligned with and in direct electrical contact with the at least one conductive structure and the selected minimum ground rule conductive structure, through the openings of the etch stop layer,
wherein the etch stop layer is directly on the recessed conductive material of another selected minimum ground rule conductive structure and the opening exposes the recessed conductive material of the selected minimum ground rule conductive structure and partly exposes an upper surface of the conductive material of the least one conductive structure.

US Pat. No. 10,366,908

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate processing apparatus for processing a substrate, comprising:a chamber lid part having a lower opening and forming a lid internal space above said lower opening;
a chamber body forming a chamber-body internal space and forming a chamber with said chamber lid part;
a chamber lid part elevator for moving said chamber lid part in up-down direction;
a substrate holder for holding an outer edge of a substrate in a horizontal position in said chamber-body internal space;
a nozzle for supplying a processing liquid to an upper surface of said substrate;
a shield plate that is arranged in said lid internal space to oppose said upper surface of said substrate and is capable of blocking said lower opening;
a housing for housing said chamber lid part, said chamber body, said substrate holder and said shield plate;
a lid nozzle for supplying gas from above said shield plate to said lid internal space in a state in which said shield plate is spaced above said lower opening of said chamber lid part in said chamber so as to make pressure in said lid internal space higher than pressure in said chamber-body internal space and send said gas in said lid internal space from a gap between said shield plate and said chamber lid part to said chamber-body internal space through said lower opening;
a discharge port provided below said substrate in said chamber-body internal space and for discharging said gas flowing from said lid internal space to the outside of said chamber by suction; wherein
said chamber has a chamber space that is an internal enclosed space including said lid internal space and said chamber-body internal space, and
said chamber space is isolated from an internal space of said housing.

US Pat. No. 10,366,907

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

Disco Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A manufacturing method of a semiconductor package in which a plurality of chips different in thickness are connected onto a wiring base turned to an individual piece and are sealed by a sealant, the manufacturing method comprising:a holding step of holding, by a holding tape or a holding jig, a side of the wiring base of a package board in which the plurality of chips are disposed in a region marked out by intersecting planned dividing lines formed on the wiring base and are collectively sealed by the sealant;
a step forming step of forming a step in an upper surface of the sealant by a shaping abrasive stone in which a step to thin the sealant to a predetermined thickness corresponding to each chip to cause heat dissipation performance to become the same is formed; and
a dividing step of cutting to middle of the holding tape or into the holding jig by a dividing unit along the planned dividing lines to divide the package board into individual semiconductor packages.

US Pat. No. 10,366,903

TEXTILE PATTERNING FOR SUBTRACTIVELY-PATTERNED SELF-ALIGNED INTERCONNECTS, PLUGS, AND VIAS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An interconnect structure comprising:an interlayer dielectric (ILD) material;
a first interconnect line formed adjacent to the ILD material;
one or more vias formed over a top surface of the first interconnect line, wherein a sidewall of the via is aligned with a sidewall of the first interconnect line, and wherein portions of the top surface of the first interconnect line that are not covered by a via are covered by a dielectric fill material;
one or more dielectric lines formed over a top surface of the ILD material, wherein the one or more dielectric lines extend in a direction orthogonal to a direction the first interconnect line extends; and
a second interconnect line coupled to the first interconnect line by one of the one or more vias, the second interconnect line extending in a direction orthogonal to the first interconnect line, and wherein the one or more dielectric lines have a thickness that is less than a thickness of the second interconnect line.

US Pat. No. 10,366,897

DEVICES WITH MULTIPLE THRESHOLD VOLTAGES FORMED ON A SINGLE WAFER USING STRAIN IN THE HIGH-K LAYER

International Business Ma...

1. A method for adjusting a threshold voltage, comprising:controlling an amount of strain in a silicon nitride liner deposited over a transistor to diffuse work function (WF) modulating species from the silicon nitride liner into a gate dielectric in a channel region of the transistor, the amount of strain in the liner being controlled by adjusting deposited liner thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,366,895

METHODS FOR FORMING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING TILTED REACTIVE ION BEAM

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method for forming a semiconductor device, the method comprising:forming a trench extending from a front side surface of a semiconductor substrate into the semiconductor substrate;
forming of a first insulating layer inside the trench;
irradiating the first insulating layer with a tilted reactive ion beam at a non-orthogonal angle with respect to the front side surface such that an undesired portion of the first insulating layer is removed due to the irradiation with the tilted reactive ion beam while an irradiation of another portion of the first insulating layer is masked by an edge of the trench; and
forming a second insulating layer inside the trench after the irradiation of the first insulating layer to form a combined insulating layer with vertically varying thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,366,879

DRY AND WET ETCH RESISTANCE FOR ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITED TIO2 FOR SIT SPACER APPLICATION

International Business Ma...

1. A method for creating an etch resistant Titanium Oxide film for sidewall image transfer (SIT) spacer application, the method comprising:generating a mandrel formation;
depositing a Titanium Oxide spacer on the mandrel formation, wherein depositing the Titanium Oxide spacer further comprises at least one of exposing the Titanium Oxide spacer to at least 100 C and plasma conditions of RF power of least 500 W for at least 1 second; and
generating a Titanium Oxide film, wherein the Titanium Oxide film comprises: Titanium Oxide density of at least 5 g/cm3, a hardness of at least 10 GPa, and a Titanium percentage of at least 30%.

US Pat. No. 10,366,875

DAMPING RING

1. A UV radiator unit comprising:an elongated gas discharge lamp with a substantially cylindrical UV transparent lamp body having sealed ends for enclosing a gas volume, wherein the lamp body defines a longitudinal axis and has an outer diameter,
a UV transparent sleeve tube having an inner diameter that surrounds the lamp body and wherein the inner diameter is larger than the outer diameter of the lamp body, and at least one damping ring interposed between the lamp body and the sleeve tube, the damping ring comprising a first side element, a second side element that is separated by an axial distance in direction of the longitudinal axis from the first side element, a plurality of connecting portions that physically connect the first side element and the second side element, and openings between the connecting portions that allow for transmission of UV light in a radial direction from the lamp body to the sleeve tube.

US Pat. No. 10,366,853

COLLAPSIBLE LINKS FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A collapsible link device for a circuit breaker, the collapsible link device comprising:a side frame;
a carrier pivotably coupled to the side frame via a first pin;
a main contact arm pivotably coupled to the carrier via the first pin and comprising a first end comprising a first electrical contact;
a plurality of collapsible links pivotably coupled to the side frame and to the carrier, the plurality of collapsible links comprising an upper link, a cam link, and a lower link, the lower link pivotably coupled to the carrier via a second pin; and
a release mechanism comprising a trip latch link pivotably coupled to the lower link and to the carrier, wherein the plurality of collapsible links are movable between an uncollapsed position in which the first electrical contact contacts a second electrical contact and a collapsed position that results from the first electrical contact separating from the second electrical contact.

US Pat. No. 10,366,826

DUAL-MODE CHOKE COIL AND HIGH-FREQUENCY FILTER USING SAME, AND ON-BOARD MOTOR INTEGRATED ELECTRIC POWER STEERING AND ON-BOARD CHARGING DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A dual mode choke coil comprising:a lower core made of a magnetic substance, in which four columnar bodies whose respective axes are upright are placed on a quadrilateral square of a flat plate, said columnar bodies being such that a first columnar body and a second columnar body are arranged in parallel to a third columnar body and a fourth columnar body;
a first coil in which the winding direction of a first coil conductor wound around said first columnar body and the winding direction of a third coil conductor wound around said third columnar body are different to each other, and said first coil conductor and said third coil conductor are connected in series;
a second coil in which the winding direction of a second coil conductor wound around said second columnar body and the winding direction of a fourth coil conductor wound around said fourth columnar body are different to each other, and said second coil conductor and said fourth coil conductor are connected in series;
a first upper core made of a magnetic substance, which is brought in contact with upper portions of said first columnar body and said second columnar body; and
a second upper core made of a magnetic substance, which is brought in contact with upper portions of said third columnar body and said fourth columnar body, wherein said first upper core and said second upper core are arranged with a gap formed there between; and
the winding direction of said first coil conductor and the winding direction of said second coil conductor are different.

US Pat. No. 10,366,804

CONDUCTIVE RESIN COMPOSITION AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel; and
a frame having conductivity, in which the display panel is mounted,
wherein
the frame is formed of a conductive resin composition,
the conductive resin composition comprises:
a resin comprising a polyester copolymer resin, and
carbon nanotube (CNT), and
the polyester copolymer resin comprises at least one of polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) and polycyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate glycol.