US Pat. No. 10,141,729

SELF SECURING CABLE JACKET—CABLE BULK WIRE WITH JACKET INCORPORATED ROUTING RETENTION FEATURES

International Business Ma...

1. A cable, comprising:one or more filaments; and
a cable jacket surrounding the one or more filaments, the cable jacket having a routing retention feature integrally formed therewith;
wherein the routing retention feature includes a C-shaped clip extending from the cable jacket and formed about a center; and
wherein the C-shaped clip spans between about 220 degrees and about 260 degrees circumferentially about the center of the C-shaped clip.

US Pat. No. 10,141,728

VERTICAL CABLE MANAGER WITH SLAM-SHUT DOOR

Panduit Corp., Tinley Pa...

1. A vertical cable manager, comprising:a base frame comprising a backbone, first and second upper support legs attached to a first end of the backbone, first and second lower support legs attached to a second end of the backbone, opposite the first end, an upper crossbar attached between the first and second upper support legs, and a lower crossbar attached between the first and second lower support legs; and
a door comprising a door panel and hinge pin assemblies secured to the door panel and positioned at respective corners of the door panel, each hinge pin assembly including a retractable hinge pin; wherein
the upper and lower crossbars each comprise first and second hinge rod receptacles to receive respective hinge pins and first and second elastic latch members;
the elastic latch members each comprise a base portion that connects to the crossbar, a flexible arm extending from the base portion, and a catch portion extending from the flexible arm and disposed at a distal end of the flexible arm, opposite the base portion; and
the catch portions secure the respective hinge pins in the respective hinge rod receptacles with the door in a closed position and are deflectable through elastic deformation of the flexible arm to allow travel of the hinge pins through the hinge rod receptacles and past the catch portions when the door is moved from an open to a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,141,727

WIRE HARNESS WITH FIXING MEMBER

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A wire harness, comprising:a pipe into which electrical wires are to be inserted, the pipe having an outer surface that is smooth for at least a portion of the pipe in an axial direction;
an exterior member that has a bellows portion and surrounds the pipe at the portion of the pipe with the smooth outer surface, the bellows portion having mountain portions and valley portions successively formed in an alternating manner in the axial direction; and
a fixing member that has a locking portion and a mounting portion, is attached to the exterior member at the portion of the pipe with the smooth outer surface, and the mounting portion is configured to be fixed to a fixing portion located on a vehicle body via a bracket, the locking portion being locked to the bellow portion.

US Pat. No. 10,141,726

MULTIPLE SOURCE GROUNDING FACILITATION SYSTEM

1. A multiple source grounding system comprising:a frame, said frame having a base and a panel, said panel being coupled to and extending upwardly from said base;
a primary grounding cable having a first end electrically coupled to said frame, said primary grounding cable having a second end, said second end of said primary grounding cable being free wherein said second end of said primary grounding cable is configured for being grounded to earth; and
a plurality of secondary grounding cables, each secondary grounding cable having a primary end electrically coupled to said frame wherein each secondary grounding cable is electrically coupled to said primary grounding cable, each secondary grounding cable having a distal end relative to said frame, each said distal end being configured for coupling to a respective source wherein each said source is grounded through said frame; and
a plurality of slots extending laterally into said base wherein said base is configured to facilitate lifting of said frame.

US Pat. No. 10,141,725

ARC FAULT RESISTANT ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT

1. An electric device comprising:a plurality of conductive elements positioned within a housing of the electric device, wherein in an event of an electric arc occurring between the plurality of conductive elements an electromagnetic force is exerted upon plasma of the electric arc such that the electric arc is directed towards a wall of the housing,
wherein each conductive element comprises an electrode at a first end, the electric arc ignited between the electrodes of the conductive elements, and
further comprising a plurality of sacrificial electrodes positioned within the housing,
wherein the plurality of sacrificial electrodes are arranged opposite the electrodes of each conductive element and in proximity to the wall of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,141,724

APPARATUS OF SLIDING SUBMODULE

LSIS CO., LTD., Anyang-s...

1. An apparatus of sliding a submodule, comprising:a sliding rail part installed on one side of a cabinet;
a submodule capable of being entered into or withdrawn from the cabinet; and
a sliding guide part installed on one side of the submodule and slidingly moved by the sliding rail part,wherein the sliding rail part comprises a rail body, first and second extending parts extending from opposite ends of the rail body, and first and second sliding rails connected to the first and second extending parts, respectively and protruding toward the sliding guide part.

US Pat. No. 10,141,723

LOADCENTERS WITH IMPROVED BACKPAN TO BACK WALL ASSEMBLY FASTENERS ALLOWING ONE DIRECTION ASSEMBLY AND RELATED ENCLOSURES AND METHODS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A loadcenter comprising:an enclosure having an interior compartment and a back wall, wherein the back wall comprises at least one lance that projects inwardly toward a front of the enclosure, wherein the at least one lance comprises an aperture; and
a back pan assembly in the interior compartment, wherein the back pan assembly comprises at least one latch, the at least one latch comprises a rearwardly extending leg, wherein, the leg extends through the aperture of an aligned one of the at least one lance to attach the back pan assembly to the back wall.

US Pat. No. 10,141,720

NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR LASER ELEMENT

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A nitride semiconductor laser element comprising:an n-type clad layer made of a nitride semiconductor;
a p-type clad layer made of a nitride semiconductor;
an active layer provided between the n-type clad layer and the p-type clad layer;
an n-side light guide layer that is provided between the n-type clad layer and the active layer and is made of a nitride semiconductor having a bandgap energy smaller than that of the n-type clad layer but larger than that of the active layer.
a p-side light guide layer that is provided between the p-type clad layer and the active layer and is made of a nitride semiconductor having a bandgap energy smaller than that of the p-type clad layer but larger than that of the active layer; and
an electron barrier layer that is provided between the p-side light guide layer and the p-type clad layer and is made of a nitride semiconductor having a bandgap energy larger than that of the p-type clad layer, wherein:
the p-side light guide layer is made of AlxGa1?xN containing no Indium, where 0?x<1, and
a film thickness dn of the n-side light guide layer and a film thickness dp of the p-side light guide layer satisfy relationships dp?0.25 ?m and dn?dp.

US Pat. No. 10,141,719

RESONANT CAVITY STRAINED GROUP III-V PHOTODETECTOR AND LED ON SILICON SUBSTRATE AND METHOD TO FABRICATE SAME

International Business Ma...

1. A structure comprising an optoelectronic device, comprising:a substrate that comprises a Group IV semiconductor material;
a buffer layer disposed on the substrate;
a first distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) disposed on the buffer layer, the first DBR comprised of alternating layers of doped Group IV materials that are substantially transparent to a wavelength of interest;
a strained layer disposed over the first DBR, the strained layer being comprised of a Group III-V material; and
a second DBR disposed over the strained layer, the second DBR comprised of alternating layers of electrically conductive oxides that are substantially transparent to the wavelength of interest;
where the wavelength of interest is in a wavelength range of about 1.3 ?m to about 1.65 ?m, where the strained layer comprised of a Group III-V material is comprised of a strained In0.53Ga0.47As light emitting layer at the wavelength of interest having a thickness in a range of about 2 nm to about 5 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,141,718

DUAL-FREQUENCY VERTICAL-EXTERNAL-CAVITY SURFACE-EMITTING LASER DEVICE FOR THZ GENERATION AND METHOD FOR GENERATING THZ

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER...

1. A laser device for generating an optical wave comprising at least two frequencies, the laser device comprising:a first element comprising a gain region located between one first end defined by a first mirror and a second end defined by an exit region;
a second mirror, distinct from the first element, and arranged so as to form with the first mirror an optical cavity including the gain region and a gap between the exit region and the second mirror;
means for pumping the gain region so as to generate the optical wave;
means for shaping the light intensity of the optical wave arranged for selecting at least two transverse modes of the optical wave, said means for shaping the light intensity comprise at least one mask, each mask being patterned with a surface having a non-uniform absorbance, said surface including at least one absorbing area and/or at least one transmitting area; and
means for shaping a longitudinal and/or transversal phase profile of the optical wave and arranged for adjusting at least two transverse modes of the optical wave, said means for shaping the phase profile comprise at least one photonic crystal and/or diffraction grating located at least one end of the gain region and patterned to shape the transverse phase and/or the transverse intensity of the optical wave.

US Pat. No. 10,141,715

APPARATUS FOR DAMPING AND MONITORING EMISSIONS FROM LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES

Finisar Corporation, Sun...

10. An apparatus, comprising:a substrate that is at least partially transparent, including a glass material;
a plurality of light emitting devices, including vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs), each light emitting device of the plurality of light emitting devices is adapted to generate light emission;
a plurality of damping layers, including amorphous silicon, each damping layer of the plurality of damping layers being associated with a respective light emitting device of the plurality of light emitting devices,
wherein each damping layer of the plurality of damping layers is arranged in propagation direction of the light emission of its associated light emitting device of the plurality of light emitting devices,
wherein each damping layer of the plurality of damping layers is adapted to decrease a power level of the light emission of its associated light emitting device of the plurality of light emitting devices by absorption, to a desired level,
wherein at least a part of each damping layer of the plurality of damping layers is deposited on a surface of the substrate,
wherein each damping layer of the plurality of damping layers is photosensitive to the light emission of its associated light emitting device of the plurality of light emitting devices, and
wherein the damping layers of the plurality of damping layers are isolated from each other; and
a plurality of pairs of electrodes, each pair of electrodes of the plurality of pairs of electrodes is associated with a respective damping layer of the plurality of damping layers and is associated with the light emitting device of the plurality of light emitting devices which is associated with the respective damping layer,
wherein each electrode of each pair of electrodes of the plurality of pairs of electrodes is in direct contact with the damping layer of the plurality of damping layers which is associated with the respective pair of electrodes,
wherein each pair of electrodes of the plurality of pairs of electrodes is adapted to output an electric signal corresponding to the power level of the light emission of its associated light emitting device of the plurality of light emitting devices,
wherein a first electrode of each pair of electrodes of the plurality of pairs of electrodes includes a layer arranged between a first portion of its associated damping layer of the plurality of damping layers and the substrate, and
wherein a second electrode of each pair of electrodes of the plurality of pairs of electrodes includes a layer arranged between a second portion of its associated damping layer of the plurality of damping layers and the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,141,713

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING OVERALL FREQUENCY STABILIZATION OF FEMTOSECOND LASER OPTICAL COMB BY USING OPTICAL MODES DIRECTLY EXTRACTED FROM OPTICAL COMB

Korea Advanced Institute ...

1. A device for performing overall frequency stabilization of a femtosecond laser optical comb by using optical modes directly extracted from the optical comb, comprising:a femtosecond laser light source including a length adjusting element and one of a pumping laser and an acousto-optic modulator and outputting the femtosecond laser optical comb;
an optical mode extracting unit extracting a first optical mode and a second optical mode having different frequencies from the femtosecond laser optical comb;
an injection locking unit injecting the first optical mode to a first slave laser to generate a first cw light and injecting the second optical mode to a second slave laser to generate a second cw light; and
a controlling unit including a high-finesse cavity, generating a first optical comb control signal based on the first cw light and a resonance frequency of the high-finesse cavity to control the length adjusting element, and generating a second optical comb control signal based on the second cw light and a resonance frequency of the high-finesse cavity to control the pumping laser or the acousto-optic modulator included in the femtosecond laser light source.

US Pat. No. 10,141,712

METHOD FOR ADJUSTING CAVITY LENGTH OF AN OPTICAL CAVITY

Stable Laser Systems, Inc...

1. A method for adjusting a cavity length of an optical cavity, comprising:measuring a first absolute frequency corresponding to a cavity mode of the optical cavity, the optical cavity having (i) a first mirror having a first mirror surface, (ii) a second mirror having a second mirror surface, and (iii) a resonator body interposed between the first and second mirror surfaces, the first and second mirror surfaces being separated by a first cavity length;
determining a length difference between a target cavity length and the first cavity length, the target cavity length corresponding to a plurality of resonance frequencies that includes a target absolute optical frequency, the length difference being a function of the first absolute frequency, the target absolute optical frequency, the first cavity length, and a predetermined free-space wavelength;
removing the first mirror to expose a first end of the resonator body;
depositing, on one of the first end and the first mirror, a spacer having a thickness within a length tolerance of the determined length difference; and
reversibly securing the first mirror to the resonator body, such that (a) the spacer is between the first mirror and the resonator body, and (b) opposing surfaces of the first and second mirrors are separated by an adjusted cavity length that is within the length tolerance of the target cavity length.

US Pat. No. 10,141,711

PLASMA CONFINEMENT OF A LASER GAIN MEDIA FOR GAIN-AMPLIFIED LASERS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus comprising:a plasma confinement device configured to generate a plasma pinch of at least one gas comprising a laser gain media; and
a laser configured to transmit coherent light through the plasma pinch to amplify the coherent light utilizing the laser gain media compressed within the plasma pinch.

US Pat. No. 10,141,710

RING-RESONATOR-BASED LASER WITH MULTIPLE WAVELENGTHS

Oracle International Corp...

1. An optical source, comprising:semiconductor optical amplifiers defined in a semiconductor other than silicon and having first edges and second edges, wherein the first edges are optically coupled to reflective elements, and wherein, during operation, the semiconductor optical amplifiers provide optical signals having different carrier wavelengths at the second edges; and
a photonic chip optically coupled to the semiconductor optical amplifiers, wherein the photonic chip includes:
first optical waveguides having third edges and fourth edges, wherein the third edges are optically coupled to corresponding second edges of the semiconductor optical amplifiers and, during operation, the first optical waveguides convey the optical signals;
ring resonators, optically coupled to the first optical waveguides between the third edges and the fourth edges, that, during operation, selectively pass corresponding optical signals having the carrier wavelengths, wherein the ring resonators and the reflective elements define optical cavities, and wherein the ring resonators have different radii with associated resonance wavelengths corresponding to the carrier wavelengths;
a shared optical waveguide having a fifth edge and a sixth edge, wherein the shared optical waveguide is optically coupled to the ring resonators between the fifth edge and the sixth edge and, during operation, the shared optical waveguide conveys an optical signal having the carrier wavelengths; and
a shared ring resonator, optically coupled to the shared optical waveguide, that, during operation, selectively passes the optical signal, wherein the shared ring resonator has a different radius than the radii of the ring resonators with an associated resonance wavelength, and
wherein one of a free-spectral range of the shared ring resonator and a multiple of the free-spectral range defines a spacing between the carrier wavelengths in the optical signal.

US Pat. No. 10,141,709

TRANSIENT BRAGG GRATINGS IN OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

B. G. Negev Technologies ...

1. An ultra-short pulse generator comprising an optical setup for forming a transient Bragg grating in an optical waveguide used as an ultra-fast light modulator in an optical waveguide, the optical setup comprising:a) an ultra-fast laser configured to emits high intensity ultra-fast pulses;
b) a cylindrical lens configured to form radiation emitted by the laser into a line that is focused on the optical waveguide; and
c) a phase mask located between the aperture and the optical waveguide;
wherein, diffraction patterns created by the phase mask for each pulse interfere to create refractive index changes at high intensity points along the waveguide at a spatial period determined by the phase mask, the wavelength, and the specific material of the waveguide, such that said refractive index changes are reversed when the radiation ceases to be focused on the waveguide, thereby forming a transient Bragg grating;
wherein, continuous wave (CW) laser radiation is injected into the optical waveguide via a circulator or a beam splitter and wherein for each pulse of the laser of the optical setup a transient Bragg grating is formed in the waveguide reflecting the CW laser radiation back to the circulator or beam splitter which outputs a signal comprised of ultra-short laser pulses whose central wavelength is the same as that of the CW laser.

US Pat. No. 10,141,705

HIGH OUTPUT MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY RESONATOR

The United States of Amer...

1. A laser system consisting essentially of the following components:a laser head comprising a diode-side-pumped ND:YAG slab laser configured as a zig-zag slab gain medium, the laser head configured to produce a laser beam along an optical path;
a Q-switch aligned along the optical path and configured to pulse a laser beam produced by the laser head;
a ¼ wave-plate aligned along the optical path and configured to polarize a pulsed laser beam formed by the Q-switch;
a graded reflectivity mirror aligned along the optical path and configured to partially reflect and partially transmit a polarized, pulsed laser beam produced by the ¼ wave-plate, and to form a reflected laser beam along a reflected optical path;
a cylindrical lens aligned along the reflected optical path and configured to focus a reflected laser beam; and
a high reflectivity mirror aligned along the reflected optical path and configured to reflect a focused reflected laser beam produced by the cylindrical lens.

US Pat. No. 10,141,703

CONNECTOR MODULE HAVING INSULATED METAL FRAME

International Business Ma...

1. An electrically insulated connector module comprising:a socket, wherein the socket accepts a connector;
a plastic housing supporting the socket;
a set of external pins providing a set of electrical connections from a printed circuit board within the plastic housing;
a metal frame surrounding the plastic housing, the socket, and one end of the set of external pins; and
an insulated jacket, the insulated jacket adhered to a bottom of the metal frame, a lower portion of a front of the metal frame, a lower portion of a first side of the metal frame, a lower portion of a second side of the metal frame, and a lower portion of a back of the metal frame, wherein the insulated jacket comprises a first opening corresponding to a grounding pin of the metal frame, and a second set of openings corresponding to the set of external pins.

US Pat. No. 10,141,702

DISCHARGE DEVICE

1. A discharge device for discharging electrostatic charges from a shaft comprising a flexurally elastic conductor having a carbon fiber arrangement comprising at least two conductor portions , which are arranged on a holder , extend transversely to a longitudinal axis of the shaft and are insulated from the holder and which can be connected to a ground conductor via their portion ends , which are accommodated in the holder, each of the conductor portions having a shaft contact portion , and the shaft contact portions together forming a contact arrangement for making contact with two circumferential contact regions of a shaft circumference arranged opposite each other in a shaft contact plane W, in such a manner that the shaft contact portions are arranged tangentially to the shaft circumference when making contact with the shaft circumference, a tangential contact is upheld when enlarging the shaft circumference and merely circumferential contact areas of the shaft arranged on the shaft circumference are displaced.

US Pat. No. 10,141,701

LAMP SOCKET ADAPTER

TANGHE YAOHAO ELECTRONICS...

1. A lamp socket adapter, comprising:a main body;
a sleeve disposed outside of the main body; and
a center electrode disposed at a rear end of the main body;
wherein a front end of the main body is provided with an insulating plug, the insulating plug has a through hole, the through hole is in air communication with a cavity of the main body, a first electrode sheet and a second electrode sheet each having a front end disposed in the through hole are arranged in the cavity, a rear end of the first electrode sheet is electrically connected to the center electrode, and a rear end of the second electrode sheet is electrically connected to the sleeve; and
wherein the front end of the main body has a recessed groove which is recessed toward the cavity, the insulating plug is arranged in the recessed groove, and an annular groove capable of accommodating a receptacle is formed between a periphery of the insulating plug and an inner wall of the recessed groove.

US Pat. No. 10,141,700

INTEGRATED MODULAR MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM IN WALL-BOX FORMAT

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. An electrical module comprising:a housing adapted for installation on a flat surface, and having an external portion relative to the surface and an internal portion relative to the surface, the external portion comprising a wall face and the internal portion comprising at least a rear or side face;
AC power terminals for receiving AC power conductors;
means for converting input AC power to output DC power;
an electrical isolation barrier installed in the housing for isolating AC power from DC power;
at least one AC plug receptacle on the wall face, and at least one DC power output connector on the rear or side face of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,141,699

INTEGRATED AUDIO JACK HOUSING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An integrated audio jack housing assembly comprising:a chassis including a surrounding frame and an inner support surface, the chassis having at least a portion thereof comprising plastic and having an opening in the portion of the surrounding frame comprising plastic, wherein an internal surface of the chassis around the opening comprises alignment features; and
an audio jack housing abutting the internal surface of the chassis around the opening without protruding into an interior surface of the opening;
wherein the alignment features include a chamfered surface extending from an interior edge of the opening facing the audio jack housing.

US Pat. No. 10,141,698

HIGH SPEED COMMUNICATION JACK

Sentinel Connector System...

16. A circuit board for a high speed communication jack including:a first layer,
a second layer of a dielectric material on a side of the first layer,
a third layer on a side of the second layer opposite the first layer and having a grounding plane made from a conductive material;
a fourth layer on a side of the third layer opposite the second layer and made of a dielectric material;
a fifth layer on a side of the fourth layer opposite the third layer and having a grounding plane made of a conductive material;
a sixth layer formed on a side of the fifth layer opposite the fourth layer and made of a dielectric material;
a seventh layer formed on a side of the sixth layer opposite the fifth layer and having a grounding plane made of a conductive material; and
a plurality of vias extending through the first, second, third, fourth, fifth sixth and seventh layers, with each via being configured to accommodate a pin on the housing,
wherein the third layer includes a plurality of traces extending from each via, a capacitor is formed around a periphery of each respective via by the combination of one of the plurality of traces on the first layer, the second layer and the third layer and the depth of the second layer is adjusted such that the capacitor in each respective via has a value of between approximately 0.1 pf and approximately 0.5 pf.

US Pat. No. 10,141,696

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

1. An electrical connector, comprising:an insulated seat provided with a base seat and at least one connection plate, which projects beyond a front end of the base seat;
a metal housing covering the insulated seat, wherein top and bottom surfaces of the base seat and one surface of the at least one connection plate rest against the metal housing, a fitting slot is formed within the metal housing, the other surface of the connection plate is a connection surface, the connection plate is provided with an elastic movement slot depressed from the connection surface, and the connection surface faces the fitting slot; and
at least one row of terminals, wherein the terminal is provided with a pin, a fixing portion and an extension, the fixing portion is fixed to the insulated seat, the extension is connected to a front end of the fixing portion, vertically elastically movable in the elastic movement slot and provided with a contact projecting beyond the connection surface of the connection plate, and the pin is connected to a rear end of the fixing portion and extends out of the insulated seat;
characterized in that the insulated seat is provided with a resting portion, the extension disposed on an inner end of each of the contacts of the at least one row of terminals is provided with a fulcrum resting against the resting portion, the extension disposed on an outer end of the fulcrum does not rest against the resting portion, so that an elastically movable arm of force of the extension has a middle section fulcrum structure, when the contact is pressed to move toward the connection surface elastically, the extension reversely disposed on an inner end of the fulcrum moves elastically, and an action of the fulcrum makes the contact have a larger normal force.

US Pat. No. 10,141,695

ARC-FREE PLUG CONNECTOR

COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LL...

1. An electrical connection device comprising:a housing;
a first contact end;
a second contact end;
a first connector connectable to the first contact end;
a second connector connected to the second contact end;
wherein the housing covers at least a portion of each of the first contact end, the second contact end, the first connector and the second connector;
an electrical disconnection switch between the first contact end and the first connector which connects the first contact end and the first connector in a first state, and disconnects the first contact end and the first connector in a second state; and
a movable conduction engagement device positioned exteriorly to the housing and moveable relative to the housing which changes the electrical disconnection switch from the first and second states, wherein a magnetic element moves free ends of the first contact end and the first connector of the electrical disconnection switch into electrical contact in the first state, wherein the free ends are held by the magnetic element in electrical contact in the first state, and wherein the free ends are allowed to separate when the movable conduction engagement device is moved so as to move the magnetic element a distance away from the free ends in the second state.

US Pat. No. 10,141,694

USER AUTHENTICATING ELECTRICAL OUTLET OR CONNECTOR, POWER MEDIATING MODULE, AND POWER CONSUMING DEVICE

GEO-LINE CO., LTD., Ansa...

1. A user authentication electrical outlet or connector which allows a main power to be supplied from a main power supply to a power demanding side when a power demanding device is authenticated through a user authentication process, the electrical outlet or connector comprising:a microcurrent limiting device configured to allow a microcurrent to flow from the electrical outlet or connector to the power demanding side; and
an authentication device operated with an authentication power and configured to perform the user authentication process;
wherein the microcurrent limiting device is a passive element and it is not until the power demanding device is connected to the electrical outlet or connector that a closed loop is formed for the microcurrent to flow through the microcurrent limiting device so that the microcurrent is supplied to the power demanding side, and,
wherein the authentication power is generated by the power demanding side from the microcurrent supplied to the power demanding side and is supplied from the power demanding side to the electrical outlet or connector.

US Pat. No. 10,141,693

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH MIDDLE SHIELDING PLATE CONTACTING UPPER AND LOWER CONTACTS

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing comprising an upper contact module and a lower contact module;
a row of upper contacts retained in the upper contact module and a row of lower contacts retained in the lower contact module, the row of upper contacts including a plurality of first conductive contacts and at least one first grounding contact located at one side of the plurality of first conductive contacts, the row of lower contacts including a plurality of second conductive contacts and at least one second grounding contact located at one side of the plurality of second conductive contacts;
a metallic shielding plate located between the upper contact module and the lower contact module; wherein
each first conductive contact defines a first bottom surface covered by the upper contact module and the at least one first grounding contact defines a second bottom surface exposed on a lower surface of the upper contact module,
each second conductive contact defines a first upper surface covered by the lower contact module and the at least one second grounding contact defines a second upper surface exposed on an upper surface of the lower contact module,
the metallic shielding plate contacts the second bottom surface of the at least one first grounding contact and the second upper surface of the at least one second grounding contact, and
there are two first grounding contacts located at opposite sides of the plurality of first conductive contacts, there are two second grounding contacts located at opposite sides of the plurality of second conductive contacts, and there are two metallic shielding plates located between corresponding first and second grounding contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,141,692

SHIELDED AND MULTISHIELDED COAXIAL CONNECTORS

Holland Electronics LLC, ...

1. An coaxial connector for passing CATV signals, the connector comprising:a body, an electrical contact, and a metallic disk shaped waveguide;
the body including a female port coaxially arranged about a centerline;
the electrical contact aligned along the centerline and electrically isolated from the body;
the waveguide fixed with respect to the body and in a plane perpendicular to the centerline; and,
the centerline passing through a central aperture of the waveguide;
wherein the waveguide is located to one side of the electrical contact and configured to limit entry of stray RF signals into a body cavity enclosing the electrical contact.

US Pat. No. 10,141,691

CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A connector comprising:a housing configured to be fit with a counterpart housing;
one or more terminal fittings provided in the housing, the one or more terminal fittings being connected respectively to ends of one or more electric wires and being configured respectively for electrically contacting one or more counterpart terminal fittings provided in the counterpart housing when the housing and the counterpart housing are fit together; and
two detection terminals provided in the housing and configured to be mutually energized and thereby to form a detection circuit when the housing and the counterpart housing are fit properly together,
the two detection terminals being mutually connected via an electric wire and being formed in the same shape as the one or more terminal fittings, wherein
the housing is provided with cavities into which the one or more terminal fittings and the detection terminals are inserted respectively, a front wall closing a space on a front side of each of the cavities in an insertion direction of the one or more terminal fittings and the detection terminals, and a retainer mounting hole intersecting and communicating with the cavities;
a retainer inserted into the retainer mounting hole and configured to retain the one or more terminal fittings and the detection terminals;
a pressing portion protruding on the retainer and capable of abutting onto the detection terminals and pressing the detection terminals toward the front wall; and
the pressing portion is not disposed at a position corresponding to the one or more terminal fittings.

US Pat. No. 10,141,690

ELECTRICAL PLUG AND SOCKET SECUREMENT SYSTEM

1. A device for securing engaged connectors, comprising;a first side including a retention mechanism comprising a fixed half and a movable half, the two halves connected at one edge, via a locking hinge, forming a clamp with a second opening engaging a second cord attached to a second connector;
a second side including a second retention mechanism having similar components as the first side, comprising a second fixed half and a second movable half, the two halves connected at one edge, via a second locking hinge, forming a second clamp with a second opening engaging a second cord attached to a second connector;
two elongated bars, one each attached at one end to opposing sides of the fixed half, the elongated bars each having a distal portion and a distal end extending away from the first half base past the first connector, one each of the distal ends attached at opposing sides of the second fixed half, each elongated bar including an obtuse angle at a same position on each distal portion of the elongated bars, thereby creating a greater distance between the distal portions of the two elongated bars than a first distance between the distal ends attached to the fixed half and a second distance between the hinged receptacles;
wherein the first and second connectors are oriented within the elongated bars enabling engagement of the connectors and the first and second retention mechanism prohibits separation of the connectors, when closed and locked; and
wherein a row of ratchet teeth are arranged in at least one of the tracks and a corresponding pawl at proximal end of each elongated bar in place of the hinge receptacle, wherein when the elongated bars are oriented in a linear fashion extending past the first connector, the pawl engages between two of the ratchet teeth, thereby prohibiting movement of the proximal end of the elongated bars along the track, and when the elongated bars are oriented perpendicular and below the tubular base, the pawl disengages from between the teeth enabling translation along the track.

US Pat. No. 10,141,687

CONNECTOR

JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONIC...

1. A connector mateable with a mating connector having a mating lock portion along a front-rear direction under a state where the mating connector is located forward of the connector in the front-rear direction, wherein:the connector comprises a contact, a housing, a slider, a regulating portion and an operation portion;
the contact is held by the housing;
the housing has a lock portion;
the lock portion is supported to be movable between a lock position and a release position;
under a mated state where the connector is mated with the mating connector, the lock portion is located at the lock position and locks the mating lock portion of the mating connector;
the slider is attached to the housing to be movable in the front-rear direction;
the slider has a release portion and a regulated portion;
when the slider is moved in a release direction in parallel to the front-rear direction under the mated state, the release portion moves the lock portion from the lock position to the release position and releases the mating lock portion;
under the mated state, the regulating portion faces the regulated portion in the release direction and regulates a movement of the slider along the release direction; and
when the operation portion is operated to be pressed inward of the connector in an operation direction intersecting with the front-rear direction, at least one of the regulating portion and the regulated portion is moved, and the regulating portion does not regulate the movement of the slider; wherein: the housing is provided with the regulating portion; and the slider is provided with the operation potion.

US Pat. No. 10,141,686

GROMMET FOR A CABLE CONNECTOR AND A STRAIN RELIEF CABLE FITTING HAVING AN INSERT

IPEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A grommet for use in a cable fitting, said grommet comprising:a body having a bore substantially therethrough, said bore having a cable opening for receiving a cable to be inserted and an exit opening for the cable to exit from the body;
a resilient membrane located within the bore, said resilient membrane elastically deformable from a receiving position, before the cable is inserted into the bore, to an inverted position, after the cable is inserted into the bore;
wherein the resilient membrane comprises at least one thinner membrane portion which extends radially towards the bore to facilitate controlled tearing of the resilient membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,141,684

STRAIN RELIEF CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES FOR ELECTRICAL WIRING

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A strain relief connector assembly for flexible wiring, comprising:a connector;
a plurality of tightening members;
a sealing bushing;
an adapter having a first side, a second side, and a first thread;
a nut having a second thread and a third thread depending therefrom;
a strain bushing; and
a compression nut connectable to the flexible wiring, the compression nut having a fourth thread,
wherein the adapter and the connector are connected to one another by the plurality of tightening members so that a seal is defined by a first side of the adapter compressing the sealing bushing against the connector,
wherein the adapter and the nut are connected to one another by engagement of the first and second threads, and
wherein the nut and the compression nut are connected to one another by engagement of the third and fourth threads with the strain bushing between the nut and the compression nut so that the strain bushing forms a strain relieving connection with the flexible wiring.

US Pat. No. 10,141,683

CABLE FITTING FOR CONNECTING A HIGH-VOLTAGE CABLE TO A HIGH-VOLTAGE COMPONENT OR ANOTHER HIGH-VOLTAGE CABLE

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A high-voltage cable fitting, comprising:a rigid core insulator with a cavity for receiving a conductor, wherein the rigid core insulator has a first conical outer surface extending concentrically about a longitudinal axis defined by the columnar overall shape of the high-voltage cable fitting,
an elastomeric stress relief element having a first conical inner surface designed for mating the first conical outer surface over a predefined length at an interface,
a rigid member provided for pressurizing the elastomeric stress relief element at the interface, and the rigid member has at least one pressure enhancing portion extending circumferentially about the longitudinal axis for causing an additional axial expansion stress in a sleeve portion of the stress relief element extending along the first conical outer surface of the core insulator in an assembled state of the cable fitting,
wherein at a given annular zone on the interface a diameter of the first conical inner surface is smaller than a diameter of the first conical outer surface in an unassembled state of the high-voltage cable fitting, and that the stress relief element is pressed onto the rigid core insulator, and in that:
(a) the stress relief element is cup-shaped and has an opening formed by the first conical inner surface and a circumferential collar directed radially outwards and a first end face located at the entry of said opening, and in that the rigid member has an inner contour for receiving the stress relief element, wherein the pressure enhancing portion is located at the inner contour such that it engages with the collar such that an additional axial expansion stress in the sleeve portion of the stress relief element extending along the first conical outer surface of the core insulator is caused in an assembled state of the cable fitting, and the pressure enhancing portion has a horn-shaped cross-section extending circumferentially about the longitudinal axis; or
(b) the rigid member has an inner contour that is directed towards the stress relief member, wherein the pressure enhancing portion comprises a plurality of stepped shoulders arranged at that inner contour at least in an area facing the first conical outer surface,
wherein the plurality of stepped shoulders are inclined with respect to the longitudinal axis about an inclination angle,
and in that the stress relief element is cup-shaped having an opening formed by the first conical inner surface, and a first end face located at the entry of said opening, wherein the stress relief element has an outer contour that is directed towards the rigid member and has a plurality of counter-shoulders for interacting with the stepped shoulders of the rigid member such that an additional axial expansion stress in the sleeve portion of the stress relief element is caused in an assembled state of the cable fitting; or
(c) the pressure enhancing portion is a sleeve-shaped pressure body provided between the stress relief member and the rigid member, wherein said pressure body has a second conical inner surface that is matching a second conical outer surface of the stress relief element at least in an area facing the first conical outer surface, and in that a compression system is provided between an axial end face of the pressure body and the rigid member for exerting an axial force on the pressure body in an assembled state of the cable fitting such that an additional axial expansion stress in the sleeve portion of the stress relief element is caused in an assembled state of the cable fitting.

US Pat. No. 10,141,682

SUBSEA ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH REMOVABLE ROV MATING TOOL

Teledyne Instruments, Inc...

1. A robotically mateable/dematable connector system for use in subsea environments, the system comprising:a first connector unit, a second connector unit, and a robotically manipulatable tool;
the first connector unit comprising a housing;
the second connector unit comprising a front shell, a rear shell, and a mating shell disposed within the front shell, the rear shell further comprising a rear shell back;
the robotically manipulatable tool comprising a tool body having a top and a bottom and a tool body opening, and a grip assembly, the grip assembly comprising a grip handle for manipulating the tool by an external force, the robotically manipulatable tool further comprising a captured nut assembly having an interior socket adapted to fit about a matingly configured structure of the second connector unit rear shell back; and
wherein the robotically manipulatable tool is releaseably attachable to the second connector unit and, when attached to the second connector unit, is adapted to place the second connector unit in a mated condition with the first connector unit.

US Pat. No. 10,141,681

WATERPROOF CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics Japan G....

1. A connector, comprising:a housing having:
a substantially rectangular shape with a pair of opposite short sides and a pair of opposite long sides,
a pair of covers each disposed on one of the pair of opposite short sides; and
a waterproof member surrounding and contacting a sidewall of the housing over an entire circumference of the sidewall and a portion of the waterproof member covered by each cover on the short side; and
a lever movable between an unmated position and a mated position, the lever and the housing together covering the waterproof member over an entire circumference of the waterproof member in the mated position the lever covering a portion of the waterproof member on each of the opposite long sides and the housing not covering the waterproof member on each of the opposite long sides.

US Pat. No. 10,141,680

WATERPROOF CONNECTOR

SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, ...

1. A waterproof connector, comprising:a connector housing having opposite front and rear ends and including a cavity extending through the connector housing in a front-rear direction;
a seal member disposed in a rear part of the connector housing and including a seal hole communicating with the cavity in the front-rear direction; and
a rear holder disposed on the rear end of the connector housing to restrict rearward detachment of the seal member and including opposite front and rear ends, a through hole extending through the rear holder from the rear end of the rear holder to the front end thereof and communicating with the seal hole in the front-rear direction,
wherein:
a terminal fitting is inserted sequentially through the through hole and the seal hole and into the cavity, and a wire is connected to the terminal fitting; and
the through hole is provided with a guiding surface inclined toward the front end of the rear holder and toward a central side of the seal hole so that the guiding surface is inclined to the front-rear direction in a range extending over substantially an entire length of the through hole in the front-rear direction with the rear holder disposed on the connector housing.

US Pat. No. 10,141,679

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

SMK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an electrically conductive contact;
an insulating housing configured to hold the contact;
a metal shell having an opening opened frontward to allow a mating connector to be inserted therein, the metal shell being configured to accommodate the housing; and
a sealing member which is provided on an outer peripheral surface of the metal shell, the sealing member including a projected portion protruded frontward from the metal shell, wherein
the metal shell has an inclined surface that is inclined so as to increase the opening in diameter frontward at a front end, and
the projected portion is provided toward the outer peripheral surface with respect to the inclined surface, and covers a front surface of the metal shell such that the inclined surface of the metal shell is exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,141,678

CHARGING DEVICE

1. A charging device havinga casing having
a side;
an inner side;
a charging port formed through the side of the casing;
a positioning portion formed on and protruding from the inner side of the casing adjacent to the charging port and having a shape; and
at least one fixing portion deposited on the inner side of the casing adjacent to the charging port and deposited at a spaced interval to the positioning portion;
a connector connected to the casing, deposited on the inner side of the casing, and having
an external terminal extending out of the casing via the charging port; and
an internal terminal deposited on the connector opposite to the external terminal and electrically connected to the external terminal; and
a supporting frame detachably connected to the casing, abutting against the connector to hold the connector between the casing and the supporting frame, and having
a fixing hole formed through the supporting frame and having a shape corresponding to the shape of the positioning portion, and the fixing hole disposed around the positioning portion when the supporting frame abuts against the connector;
at least one fastener extending through the supporting frame and connected securely to the at least one fixing portion of the casing; and
a linking hole formed through the supporting frame to enable the internal terminal to extend out of the supporting frame via the linking hole.

US Pat. No. 10,141,674

TAMPER RESISTANT MECHANISM FOR ELECTRICAL WIRING DEVICES

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. An electrical receptacle comprising:a base having a first connector member and a second connector member, each capable of supplying electrical power;
a cover having a first horizontal line phase slot aligned with the first connector member and a second horizontal line phase slot aligned with the second connector member; and
a first tamper resistant cartridge disposed between the first and second connector members and the first and second line phase slots, the first tamper resistant cartridge including:
a first shutter assembly including:
a first shutter aligned with the first horizontal line phase prong slot; and
a first slider aligned with the second connector member that normally blocks access to the second connector member;
a second shutter assembly including:
a second shutter aligned with the second horizontal line phase prong slot; and
a second slider aligned with the first connector member that normally blocks access to the first connector member;
wherein rotation of the first shutter causes the first slider to move to a position that enables access to the second connector member, and wherein rotation of the second shutter causes the second slider to move to a position that enables access to the first connector member.

US Pat. No. 10,141,673

DETECTION OF A PLUG COUPLED TO A CONNECTOR HOUSING

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. An apparatus comprising:a plug coupleable to a connector housing on a computing device, wherein the computing device includes:
a first airflow path based on the plug being coupled to the connector housing that prevents airflow through the connector housing; and
a second airflow path based on an absence of the plug being coupled to the connector housing such that air flows through the connector housing;
an electrical contact supported by the plug, the electrical contact interfaceable with a connector pin in the connector housing, wherein the computing device:
detects whether the plug is coupled to the connector housing based on whether the electrical contact is interfaced with the connector pin; and
controls an operating state of a network switch that corresponds to the connector housing based on whether the plug is coupled to the connector housing, including causing the network switch to power down in response to detecting that the plug is not coupled to the connector housing.

US Pat. No. 10,141,672

LATCHING MEANS FOR PLUG CONTACTS

1. A latching mechanism for plug contacts, comprising at least one latching arm arranged in an insulating housing, wherein the latching arm has a fixed end and a free end,wherein the insulating housing has a contact receiving opening within which to receive a plug contact in an insertion direction,
wherein the latching arm forms a latching shoulder at the free end, the latching shoulder extending approximately perpendicularly to the insertion direction and projecting into the contact receiving opening to latch behind a latch receiving portion of the plug contact upon insertion of the plug contact into the contact receiving opening, and
wherein a latching lug is formed on the latching shoulder at the free end of the latching arm and extends from the latching shoulder in a direction toward the fixed end of the latching arm in order to hook around the latch receiving portion of the plug contact and to prevent the latching arm from being displaced away from the contact receiving opening while the latching shoulder is in contact with the latch receiving portion of the plug contact.

US Pat. No. 10,141,671

REVERSIBLE CONNECTOR INTERFACE

International Business Ma...

1. A reversible plug connector connectable to a receptacle connector, the receptacle connector having a receptacle housing and a fixed receptacle insulator extending within the receptacle housing, the fixed receptacle insulator including a plurality of receptacle contacts on one surface of one or more surfaces of the fixed receptacle insulator, the reversible plug connector comprising:an insulative plug housing having a plurality of housing contacts disposed on an upper inner surface of the plug housing and on a lower inner surface of the plug housing;
a moveable plug insulator disposed within the plug housing, the moveable plug insulator having an upper surface and a lower surface opposite the upper surface with a plurality of metallic conductors exposed on both the upper surface and the lower surface of the moveable plug insulator;
wherein the moveable plug insulator is configured to be vertically displaced in response to the reversible plug connector being inserted into the receptacle connector such that a portion of each metal conductor of the plurality of metallic conductors is brought into contact with a corresponding receptacle contact of the plurality of receptacle contacts and another portion of each metal conductor of the plurality of metallic conductors is brought into contact with a corresponding housing contact of the plurality of housing contacts, and thereby the corresponding housing contact of the plurality of housing contacts is electrically connected to the corresponding receptacle contact of the plurality of receptacle contacts;
at least two spring elements attached to the moveable insulator oppose displacement from a centerline of the reversible plug connector via an interaction of the at least two spring elements with a shape of two inner sidewalls of the plug housing; and
wherein each spring element of the at least two spring elements is disposed directly between a sidewall of the two inner sidewalls of the insulative plug housing and a sidewall of the moveable plug insulator.

US Pat. No. 10,141,670

SUBSTRATE CONNECTOR INCLUDING A SPRING PIN ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTROSTATIC CHUCKS

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION,...

1. A substrate connector to provide a connection to a substrate during substrate processing, comprising:a spring pin assembly defining a first contact and including a first groove, wherein the first groove extends inward relative to the first contact;
a retention spring clip including a body arranged in the first groove and projections extending from the body; and
a second contact including a body defining a cavity, wherein the cavity defines a second groove in opposing inner side walls of the cavity and the second groove extends outward in a direction opposite the first groove,
wherein the second contact is arranged around the first contact of the spring pin assembly, and
wherein the projections of the retention spring clip extend outward from the first groove into the second groove in the second contact.

US Pat. No. 10,141,669

PLUG CONNECTOR HAVING A TAB TERMINAL FOR A POWER CONNECTOR SYSTEM

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A plug connector comprising:a housing having a mating end and a cable end, the mating end being configured to be mated with a header connector in a mating direction; and
a tab terminal held in the housing at the mating end, the tab terminal having a leading edge configured to be mated with a header terminal having opposing rows of plural points of contact of the header connector when the plug connector is mated to the header connector, the leading edge being tapered such that the tab terminal sequentially mates with the opposing rows of plural points of contacts of the header terminal along the leading edge during mating.

US Pat. No. 10,141,668

DETACHABLE FLEX-TO-FLEX ELECTRICAL CONNECTION

Palo Alto Research Center...

1. A detachable electrical connection assembly comprising:a conductive material;
an adhesive material consisting of an adhesive composition configured to permit non-permanent attachment, detachment and re-attachment of the adhesive material, wherein at least a portion of the conductive material is positioned between the adhesive material having the adhesive composition which permits non-permanent attachment, detachment, and re-attachment of the adhesive material;
the conductive material and the adhesive material being located on a first surface of a first substrate;
conductive ink drops selectively located on portions of the conductive material of the first substrate; and
a second substrate having at least some conductive material on a first surface corresponding to at least some of the conductive ink dots, wherein the second substrate is positioned wherein at least some of the conductive material on the second substrate are in contact with at least some of the conductive ink dots.

US Pat. No. 10,141,667

ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS FOR THE SAME

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An electrical plug connector comprising:at least one paddle card being in a plate shape having a first surface and a back to back second surface and comprising a plurality of first contact pads positioned on the first surface of the paddle card and a plurality of second contact pads positioned on the second surface; and
a plug housing comprising at least one opening configured to accommodate at least a portion of one paddle card therein;
wherein the plug housing comprises a top wall or/and a bottom wall having a mechanical engagement part configured to engage with an external electronic device so as to have the paddle card be in electrical connection with the external electronic device, and each paddle card is orthogonal to the top wall or/and the bottom wall.

US Pat. No. 10,141,665

MAGNETIC COUPLING SYSTEMS

1. A set of magnetic jumper cables, comprising:two lengths of elongate, insulated, electrically-isolated electric conductors; and
magnetic couplers configured in electrical connection with at least one end of each of the two lengths of elongate, insulated, electric conductors,
the magnetic couplers comprising:
insulative material, the insulative material defining indentations on indented sides of individual magnetic couplers, and
magnetic elements positioned within the insulative material such that the magnetic elements are in electrical connection with respective elongate, insulated, electrically-isolated electric conductors and the magnetic elements are exposed at the indentations.

US Pat. No. 10,141,664

DISTRIBUTION BLOCK AND DIN RAIL RELEASE MECHANISM

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. An electrical distribution block comprising:a base having a lower portion, an upper portion, a first side portion extending from the top portion, and a second side portion extending from the top portion opposite the first side portion, wherein the first side portion includes a first base mating feature and the second side portion includes a second base mating feature, and wherein the bottom portion includes a channel configured to receive a DIN rail;
a first sidewall removably connected to the first base mating feature;
a second sidewall removably connected to the second base mating feature; and
a conductor block connected to the upper portion of the base, wherein the conductor block includes a primary conductor receiving portion and a secondary conductor receiving portion.

US Pat. No. 10,141,660

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX AND CONNECTION TERMINAL COMPONENT

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. An electrical connection box comprising:a circuit portion that has a bus bar as a conduction path, an electronic component being mounted on the circuit portion;
a case in which the circuit portion is housed;
a bus bar terminal portion that is provided on the bus bar, a through-hole being formed in the bus bar terminal portion; an electrical wire terminal portion that is connected to an electrical wire, a through-hole being formed in the electrical wire terminal portion;
a bolt that has a shaft portion and a head portion having a seat surface concentric to the shaft portion; and
a nut that is fastened to the bolt so as to press the wire terminal portion against the bus bar terminal portion,
wherein the shaft portion of the bolt is inserted into the through-hole of the bus bar terminal portion and the through-hole of the electrical wire terminal portion, the bus bar terminal portion and the electrical wire terminal portion are overlaid on the seat surface of the bolt, and a groove portion is circumferential to the shaft portion of the bolt, the seat surface being concentric to the groove portion, and
the groove portion is recessed in a direction along an axial direction of the shaft portion and at a position where the seat surface and an outer circumferential surface of the shaft portion intersect so as to provide a planar surface engagement between the bus bar terminal portion and the wire terminal portion and facilitate an electrical connection.

US Pat. No. 10,141,659

EXOTHERMIC AND MECHANICAL ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an electrically conductive connector having a mechanical connector for removably receiving a conductor, the mechanical connector including a threaded portion, and a parallel groove clamp comprising a head, a moveable jaw acting as a translatable clamping member, a fastener having the threaded portion, and a nut connected to the fastener;
an arm extending from the electrically conductive connector;
a component connected to the arm at an interface, wherein the interface comprises an exothermic weld, and wherein the arm is integrally formed with the head and includes a bottom portion connected to the component.

US Pat. No. 10,141,657

RADAR DEVICE

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A radar device comprising:radar transmission circuitry which, in operation, transmits a radar signal through a transmitting array antenna at a predetermined transmission period; and
radar reception circuitry which, in operation, receives a reflected wave signal which is the radar signal reflected by an object through a receiving array antenna, wherein
the transmitting array antenna and the receiving array antenna each include a plurality of subarray elements,
the subarray elements are linearly arranged in a first direction in each of the transmitting array antenna and the receiving array antenna,
each subarray element includes a plurality of antenna elements,
a dimension of each subarray element in the first direction is larger than a predetermined antenna element spacing, and
an absolute value of a difference between a subarray element spacing of the transmitting array antenna and a subarray element spacing of the receiving array antenna is equal to the predetermined antenna element spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,141,656

STRUCTURAL ANTENNA ARRAY AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A structural antenna array comprising:a core comprising intersecting wall sections, wherein said core further comprises antenna elements formed on a first surface of said wall sections, and feed elements formed on a second surface of said wall sections;
a distribution substrate layer coupled to said core and in electrical communication with said antenna elements and said feed elements;
a first skin coupled to said core opposite said distribution substrate layer; and
a second skin coupled to said distribution substrate layer opposite said first skin, wherein said first skin and said second skin each comprises:
a first non-conductive substrate layer;
a dielectric substrate layer coupled to said first non-conductive substrate layer; and
a second non-conductive substrate layer coupled to said dielectric substrate layer opposite said first non-conductive substrate layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,654

TRACKING ANTENNA SYSTEM ADAPTABLE FOR USE IN DISCRETE RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUMS

Sea Tel, Inc., Concord, ...

1. A tracking antenna system comprising:a reflector configured to receive a plurality of radio waves that include first radio waves within a first range of radio frequencies and second radio waves within a second range of frequencies;
a pedestal that supports the reflector, wherein the pedestal includes one or more motion control units for rotating the reflector about at least one axis;
a damping assembly that is coupled to the pedestal, wherein the damping assembly damps vibrations of the pedestal;
a first feed that is coupled to the reflector, wherein the first feed is configured to receive the first radio waves and send them to a first RF module that is coupled to the reflector, wherein the first RF module is configured to convert the first radio waves to first electronic signals; and
a module mount that is coupled to the reflector and that is configured for interchangeable mounting of the first RF module and a second RF module, wherein the module mount includes a protrusion that extends from the reflector;
wherein the first RF module is removably coupled to the reflector by the module mount and supported by the protrusion of the module mount.

US Pat. No. 10,141,652

ANTENNA APPARATUS AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An antenna apparatus comprisingan antenna radiator comprising a top edge, a bottom edge, and a first side edge, wherein the bottom edge comprises an end;
an antenna cable trough disposed on the antenna radiator and extending from the bottom edge to near the top edge;
a feedpoint disposed on the antenna radiator at the end and near the first side edge; and
a first protruding metal strip inserted in the antenna cable trough and separated from the antenna radiator,
wherein the antenna apparatus is configured to be disposed within a printed circuit board (PCB) metal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,650

ANTENNA MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An antenna module comprising:a multilayer body including a plurality of insulator layers laminated on one another in a laminating direction;
a surface-mounted device mounted on a top surface of the multilayer body;
an antenna coil including a plurality of coil conductors and a plurality of interlayer connection conductors that define a helical or substantially helical shape; and
at least one wiring conductor that is provided on at least one of the plurality of insulator layers and that is electrically connected with the surface-mounted device or the antenna coil; wherein
a coil winding axis of the antenna coil extends in a direction in which surfaces of the plurality of insulator layers extend;
the plurality of coil conductors of the antenna coil are provided on more than one of the plurality of insulator layers;
each of the plurality of interlayer connection conductors electrically connects end portions of corresponding ones of the plurality of coil conductors to each other; and
the at least one wiring conductor is located in a space defined by a structure of the antenna coil;
the at least one wiring conductor is disposed in the laminating direction of the insulator layers.

US Pat. No. 10,141,648

HIGH FREQUENCY SIMULTANEOUS METRICS ANTENNA (HF-SIMANT)

The United States of Amer...

17. An antenna comprising:a loop made of conductive material;
two baluns connected to, and intersecting, opposing sides of the loop, wherein each balun has an output;
a 180° hybrid coupler having two input ports, a sum output port, and a delta output port, wherein the two input ports are connected to the outputs of the baluns;
a first low noise amplifier (LNA) connected to the sum output port;
a second LNA connected to the delta output port; and
first and second receivers connected to the first and second LNAs respectively,
wherein the antenna sets a system noise level below external high frequency noise by utilizing a computation for a system noise figure that ignores bias tees and transient protection devices, wherein the computation for the system noise figure (NF) is:

wherein i=? or ? corresponding to the noise figure of a dipole or loop mode, respectively, Ti is a system noise temperature, and T0 is a standard noise temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,141,647

SIX DEGREES OF FREEDOM GROUND EXPLOITING VECTOR SENSOR ANTENNA (6GE ANTENNA)

The United States of Amer...

1. An antenna comprising:a ground plane having a center;
six receive ports mounted to the ground plane in a circular configuration around the center and separated from each other by approximately 60 degrees;
three conductive half-loops, each respectively disposed in one of three mutually orthogonal planes, wherein each half-loop has two ends and wherein each end is respectively connected to one of the six receive ports; and
three 180° hybrids, each 180° hybrid having two input ports, a delta output port, and a sum output port, wherein the two input ports of each 180° hybrid are respectively connected to the two receive ports of one of the half-loops.

US Pat. No. 10,141,645

MULTIBAND ANTENNA

RF INDUSTRIES PTY LTD, S...

1. An antenna comprising:at least first and second radiating elements disposed in a substantially collinear configuration on a surface of an elongated dielectric substrate, the first radiating element comprising a feed point;
a first inter-element phasing section disposed on the surface of the elongated dielectric substrate, and conductively coupled to the first and second radiating elements, the first inter-element phasing section having a meander line configuration adapted such that the first and second radiating elements radiate electro-magnetic radiation substantially in-phase over a first range of frequencies;
at least third and fourth radiating elements disposed in a substantially collinear configuration on the surface of the elongated dielectric substrate, wherein the third radiating element is electromagnetically coupled in parasitic relation to the first radiating element; and
a second inter-element phasing section disposed on the surface of the elongated dielectric substrate and conductively coupled to the third and fourth radiating elements, the second inter-element phasing section having a meander line configuration adapted such that the third and fourth radiating elements radiate electromagnetic radiation substantially in-phase over a second range of frequencies which is different from the first range of frequencies.

US Pat. No. 10,141,643

HIGH-FREQUENCY FILTER INCLUDING MATCHING CIRCUIT

SKYWORKS FILTER SOLUTIONS...

1. A high-frequency filter comprising:a first input to receive a first signal;
a first filter;
a second filter;
a first matching circuit connected to an input of the first filter and to an input of the second filter, the first signal being provided to one of the input of the first filter and the input of the second filter via the first matching circuit, the first matching circuit including a first resonator connected in series between the first input and the input of only one of the first filter and the second filter;
a second input to receive a second signal;
a first reception filter; and
a second reception filter, the first filter being a first transmission filter, and the second filter being a second transmission filter, the first signal being a transmission signal, and the second signal being a reception signal that is provided to the first reception filter and to the second reception filter.

US Pat. No. 10,141,640

ISOLATION OF POLARIZATIONS IN MULTI-POLARIZED SCANNING PHASED ARRAY ANTENNAS

John Howard, Upper Mount...

1. A multi-polarized phased array antenna, which comprises:an element, the element being directly connected to a first polarization signal at a first angle, a second polarization signal at a second angle, the first polarization signal at a third angle, and the second polarization signal at a fourth angle, the first polarization signal comprising a first polarization, the second polarization signal comprising a second polarization, the first polarization being different from the second polarization;
a first feed line directly connecting the first polarization signal to the element, the first feed line being associated with the first polarization;
a second feed line directly connecting the second polarization signal to the element, the second feed line being associated with the second polarization;
a first phase shifter operatively coupled in the first feed line; and
a second phase shifter operatively coupled in the second feed line, one of the first polarization signal and the second polarization signal being cancelled at a feed point in at least one of the first feed line and the second feed line by operation of at least three of the first phase shifter, second phase shifter, first angle, second angle, third angle, and fourth angle, the array antenna being configured to perform elevation scanning by applying a phase shift in the first feed line,
at least one of the first phase shifter and the second phase shifter comprising at least one of a digital phase shifter and analog phase shifter, the analog phase shifter comprising a length of conductor in addition to that required to couple at least one of (1) the first feed line across the first phase shifter and (2) the second feed line across the second phase shifter using a straight conductor, the length of conductor providing a phase shift, the first phase shifter providing a first 180° phase shift between the first and third angles, the second phase shifter providing a second 180° phase shift between the second and fourth angles.

US Pat. No. 10,141,639

ANTENNA

Tyco Electronics Japan G....

1. An antenna, comprising:an electrical cable;
an antenna body including an element part and a ground part integrally formed from a metal plate, the element part having an electric wire connecting part electrically connected with the electrical cable; and
a resin antenna holder having an antenna holding part connected to the antenna body and a cable holding part holding the electrical cable in a direction different from a direction in which the electrical cable extends from the electric wire connecting part, the antenna holding part having a plurality of staking bosses and a constriction smaller in width than other parts of the antenna holding part, the cable holding part having a holding floor, a holding wall standing from a first end in the width direction of the holding floor, and a plurality of first holding claws, the antenna holder preventing pull forces and vibration occurring on the electrical cable from being transmitted to the electric wire connecting part.

US Pat. No. 10,141,636

VOLUMETRIC SCAN AUTOMOTIVE RADAR WITH END-FIRE ANTENNA ON PARTIALLY LAMINATED MULTI-LAYER PCB

16. A vehicular radar system comprising:a first printed circuit board (PCB) having a chip connection end, a transmission end, a top, and a bottom;
a plurality of end-fire antennas positioned on the first PCB each having:
a ground structure positioned adjacent to the chip connection end of the first PCB on the bottom of the first PCB,
a chip connection lead positioned adjacent to the chip connection end of the first PCB and electrically coupled to the RFIC,
a balun positioned adjacent to the chip connection lead and configured to convert an unbalanced signal to a balanced signal or to convert a balanced signal to an unbalanced signal,
a wave section having a first wave section and a second wave section separated by a space and configured to transmit a wireless radar signal, and
a tapered section positioned between the balun and the wave section and tapered towards the balun from the wave section;
a second PCB coupled to the top or the bottom of the first PCB, having a greater rigidity than the first PCB, and positioned between the balun of each of the plurality of end-fire antennas and the chip connection end of the first PCB; and
a radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) coupled to the plurality of end-fire antennas and configured to control the plurality of end-fire antennas.

US Pat. No. 10,141,635

SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, AND METHODS TO OPTIMIZE ANTENNA PERFORMANCE

ANTWAVE TECHNOLOGY LIMITE...

1. A modified dipole antenna comprising:a first arm having a surface layer made of a metal and an inner layer made of a non-metal, wherein a feed of a radio frequency signal cable is attached to the surface layer of the first arm; and
a second arm having a surface layer made of a metal and an inner layer made of a non-metal, wherein the radio frequency signal cable is passed through the inner layer of the second arm and ground is attached to the surface layer of the second arm,
wherein length of the first arm is determined from a first dielectric constant of a first dielectric material and length of the second arm is determined from a second dielectric constant of a second dielectric material;
wherein the first arm and the second arm is bent in a spiral shape forming different radii of the first arm and the second arm and wherein the radii of the first arm and the second arm are dependent on resonance frequencies of the wireless transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,141,633

MULTIBAND MICROLINE ANTENNA

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. An antenna apparatus for use in a wireless receiver, comprising:a first substrate;
a second substrate under the first substrate;
a base substrate under the second substrate;
a first layer on top of the first substrate;
a second layer under the first substrate in a first planar region between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a third layer under the second substrate in a second planar region between the second substrate and the base substrate;
a first plurality of radiation elements positioned on the first layer;
a second plurality of radiation elements positioned on the second layer;
a signal feeding line on the third layer, the signal feeding line being electrical coupled to the first plurality of radiation elements and the second plurality of radiation elements; and
a partial ground plane on an underside of the base substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,141,632

WIRELESS ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH METAL PERIMETER PORTIONS INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF ANTENNAS

SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATION...

1. A wireless electronic device, comprising:a ground plane;
a first metal band extending along a perimeter around and spaced apart from the ground plane, the first metal band comprising a first radiating antenna element;
a second metal band extending along the perimeter opposite the first metal band, the second metal band comprising a second radiating antenna element;
a first input connector port on the perimeter galvanically insulating a first end of the first metal band from a first end of the second metal band, the first input connector port comprising a first insulator that galvanically insulates the first end of the first metal band from the first end of the second metal band, and the first input connector port being configured to receive a first mating connector from an exterior of the wireless electronic device and to provide an electrical connection to the first mating connector; and
a second input connector port on the perimeter galvanically insulating a second end of the first metal band and a second end of the second metal band, the second input connector port comprising a second insulator that galvanically insulates the second end of the first metal band from the second end of the second metal band, and the second input connector port being configured to receive a second mating connector from the exterior of the wireless electronic device and to provide an electrical connection to the second mating connector.

US Pat. No. 10,141,630

ANTENNA INCORPORATED INTO DEVICE HINGE AND METHOD

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An antenna for a device having a hinge connecting first and second housing portions, comprising:a first antenna element mounted on the hinge in a position to expose the first antenna element when the first and second housing portions are in a first position;
a second antenna element mounted on the hinge in a position to expose the second antenna element when the first and second housing portions are in a second position; and
an antenna switch in the hinge and operable to connect the first antenna element to at least one of a transmitting circuit and a receiving circuit of the device at a first hinge position, the antenna switch being operable to connect the second antenna element to at least one of the transmitting circuit and the receiving circuit at a second hinge position, the antenna switch being operable to switch between the first and second antenna elements when the hinge is moved between the first and second hinge positions.

US Pat. No. 10,141,629

SINGLE SPACE WIRELESS PARKING WITH IMPROVED ANTENNA PLACEMENTS

J.J. MACKAY CANADA LIMITE...

1. A parking meter comprising:a meter mechanism comprising components for providing metering functionality and a display;
a radio communication module coupled to at least one of the components of the meter mechanism;
a parking meter housing enclosing the meter mechanism, the parking meter housing comprising:
an upper housing comprising a display opening for viewing at least a portion of the display; and
a lower housing enclosing a lower portion of the meter mechanism;
an antenna coupled to the radio communication module to transmit and receive radio frequency (RF) signals, the antenna at least partially located externally to the meter mechanism and at least partially located externally to the parking meter housing; and
an antenna cover secured to at least a portion of the parking meter housing and enclosing the antenna to provide protection from an external environment, the antenna cover providing a low attenuation transmission path for the RF signals separate from the display opening.

US Pat. No. 10,141,628

ANTENNA DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. An active antenna device for sending RFID signals, comprising:a terminal for receiving an RFID signal to be transmitted;
an antenna for generating a radio signal based on the RFID signal to be transmitted;
a controller that is configured to control properties of the antenna;
a coupler between the terminal and the antenna that is configured to decouple a signal portion from the RFID signal to be transmitted;
an energy converter that is connected between the coupler and the controller and configured to provide a power signal for the operation of the controller based on the decoupled signal portion; and
an energy storage device between the energy converter and the controller that is configured to at least partially receive the electric energy from the energy converter and to provide the controller with the same;
wherein the active antenna device is an energy self-sufficient device.

US Pat. No. 10,141,625

MOBILE TERMINAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:a plurality of patch antennas arranged in an array;
an integrated circuit (IC) configured to control transmission and reception of radio signals via the plurality of patch antennas; and
a case disposed to cover the IC, wherein the case comprises:
a base forming an exterior appearance of the mobile terminal;
a heat dissipation sheet coupled to an inner surface of the base and configured to dissipate heat generated by the IC, wherein the heat dissipation sheet comprises an opening corresponding to the plurality of patch antennas; and
a dielectric member disposed at the opening and formed of a dielectric material to allow radio signals to be transmitted to and from the plurality of patch antennas through the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,141,624

METHOD FOR DYNAMIC HEAT SENSING IN HYPERSONIC APPLICATIONS

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A heat sensing system in a flight vehicle having a radome surrounding a main antenna configured for sending and/or receipt of a signal, the sensor system comprising:at least one auxiliary antenna associated with a region of the radome, the at least one auxiliary antenna being configured to receive infrared or optical energy to determine a measured temperature of the region based on the infrared or optical energy;
a processor operatively coupled to the auxiliary antenna and configured to identify whether the measured temperature exceeds a predetermined temperature; and
a controller operatively coupled to the at least one auxiliary antenna and the processor,
wherein the controller receives information from the processor regarding the measured temperature; and
wherein the controller is configured to rotate the flight vehicle to a different orientation when the measured temperature exceeds the predetermined temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,141,623

MULTI-LAYER PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING FIRST AND SECOND COAXIAL VIAS COUPLED TO A CORE OF A DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDE DISPOSED IN THE CIRCUIT BOARD

International Business Ma...

8. A communication system, comprising:a dielectric waveguide comprising a core and a cladding, wherein the cladding is disposed on at least two sides of the core, and wherein a material of the core has a higher dielectric constant than a material of the cladding;
a first coaxial via comprising a first center conductor and a first outer conductor surrounding the first center conductor, wherein the first center conductor extends at least partially into a first end of the core;
a second coaxial via comprising a second center conductor and a second outer conductor surrounding the second center conductor, wherein the second center conductor extends at least partially into a second end of the core; and
a pair of conductive ground planes, wherein the core and cladding are sandwiched between the pair of conductive ground planes, wherein the core and cladding directly contact both ground planes in the pair of conductive ground planes,
wherein the first and second center conductors do not extend all the way through the core of the dielectric waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,141,621

HIGH FREQUENCY TRANSMISSION CABLE

BELLWETHER ELECTRONIC COR...

1. A high frequency transmission cable, comprising:at least one conductor;
an insulation layer laminated over the at least one conductor;
a polyolefin resin layer attached to the insulation layer by a first low-k dielectric adhesive layer; and
a shielding layer attached to the polyolefin resin layer by another first low-k dielectric adhesive layer;
wherein the polyolefin resin layer has a thickness less than 100 ?m, and the first low-k dielectric adhesive layers each have a dielectric constant (Dk) less than 3 and a dissipation factor (Df) less than 0.01; and
wherein the insulation layer includes a second low-k dielectric adhesive layer and two PET layers attached to two opposite surfaces of the second low-k dielectric adhesive layer, and the at least one conductor is encompassed by the second low-k dielectric adhesive layer and is between the PET layers.

US Pat. No. 10,141,620

PHASE SHIFT DEVICE

ALCAN Systems GmbH, Darm...

1. Phase shift device comprising a planar transmission line that is formed by a signal electrode and a ground electrode which are separated by a dielectric substance, and further comprising a tunable dielectric material, wherein the signal electrode of the planar transmission line is divided into several pieces and comprises overlapping areas of adjacent pieces, wherein the overlapping areas of adjacent pieces of the signal electrode of the planar transmission line are filled with the tunable dielectric material, the signal electrode and the tunable dielectric material thereby forming a varactor comprising a dielectric tunable component with a metal-insulator-metal type capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,141,618

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF COOLING HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A system of cooling a high voltage battery of a vehicle, comprising:an air conditioner pressure transducer (APT) configured to output a signal simultaneously indicating whether or not ignition of a vehicle is turned on and whether or not an air conditioner is operated;
a cooling fan motor configured to cool the high voltage battery of the vehicle; and
a cooling fan motor controller configured to control the cooling fan motor on the basis of the output signal from the APT when an error is generated in a controller area network (CAN) transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,141,617

GAS TURBINE-HEATED HIGH-TEMPERATURE BATTERY

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

13. A power plant system comprising:a gas turbine comprising a compression stage, a combustion chamber, a turbine stage, a heat exchanger, and a steam turbine,
a first circuit in which a working fluid flows first from the compression stage, then to the combustion chamber, then to the turbine stage, then to the heat exchanger, and then to a point downstream of the heat exchanger,
wherein the heat exchanger is configured to transfer thermal energy from the working fluid to a second fluid,
a high-temperature battery,
a feed line configured to configured to provide fluid communication between the heat exchanger and the high-temperature battery,
a discharge line configured to provide fluid communication between the high-temperature battery and the point in the first circuit downstream of the heat exchanger, and
a second circuit in which a second fluid flows: first through the heat exchanger where the second fluid is heated therein by a transfer of thermal energy from the working fluid to the second fluid; then to the high-temperature battery through the feed line; then through the high-temperature battery; and then to the point in the first circuit downstream of the heat exchanger through the discharge line,
wherein in the heat exchanger the first circuit and the second circuit are fluidically discrete from each other so that the working fluid and the second fluid are not in direct fluid communication with each other,
wherein the first circuit and the second circuit merge at the point in the first circuit downstream of the heat exchanger, thereby forming a combined exhaust gas flow,
wherein the steam turbine is operated with steam, and wherein a thermal energy of the steam is extracted at least partially from the combined exhaust gas flow, and
wherein the high-temperature battery and the gas turbine produce electricity.

US Pat. No. 10,141,615

BATTERY HOUSING STRUCTURE

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. A battery housing structure comprising:at least one battery including: at least one electric cell for a sodium-sulfur battery; a container provided with a first wall having a relatively high thermal conductivity and a second wall having a relatively low thermal conductivity, and configured to house said at least one electric cell therein; an electrode terminal penetrating said second wall; and a wiring for electrically connecting said at least one electric cell and said electrode terminal to each other inside said container; and
a battery housing that houses said at least one battery therein, said battery housing including: a plate having a first portion overlapping an outer surface of said first wall and a second portion surrounding said first portion; and a supporter for supporting said plate at a support position apart from said first portion, said second portion of said plate is a hollow member such that the entirety of said second portion is extending horizontally from said first portion and protruding from the outer surface of said first wall, said plate defining a first main surface that is brought into direct contact with the outer surface of said first wall at said first portion and is apart from said container at said second portion, a second main surface exposed to a first space, to which heat is allowed to radiate and a second space in which said at least one battery is housed, wherein
the first space is separated from the second space via said second portion,
the outer surface of said first wall is oriented upward in a vertical direction, and
said second portion has elasticity and said second portion is deformed such that said plate is hunched downward so as to press said first portion against said first wall such that thermal resistance between said plate and said first wall is reduced, whereby said heat is allowed to radiate.

US Pat. No. 10,141,614

BATTERY PACK

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A battery pack configured to be interfaced with an electrical device, the battery pack comprising:a battery pack housing;
a positive terminal, a negative terminal, and a sense terminal configured to be interfaced with corresponding terminals of the electrical device;
a plurality of battery cells arranged within the housing, each of the plurality of battery cells having a lithium-based chemistry and a respective state of charge, power being transferable between the plurality of battery cells and the electrical device;
means for monitoring the plurality of battery cells;
means for detecting a charge imbalance among the plurality of battery cells based on the respective state of charge of each of the plurality of battery cells; and
a microprocessor programmed to disable the battery pack when the charge imbalance is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,141,613

BATTERY MODULE SYSTEM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for providing power in an aircraft, wherein the method comprises:receiving, at a battery module processor in a battery module, at least one cell signal associated with at least one cell in the battery module, wherein the at least one cell signal includes at least one of a temperature signal, a voltage signal, or a current signal;
determining, by the battery module processor, a status of the at least one cell based on the at least one cell signal;
removably coupling the battery module processor to a master/module interface, wherein the master/module interface is connected to a battery master system;
communicating, from the battery module processor, the status of the at least one cell to the master/module interface;
receiving the status of the at least one cell at the battery master system from the battery module processor through the master/module interface;
interfacing the battery master system with an aircraft host system through an aircraft/master interface; and
delivering power from the at least one cell to the master/module interface.

US Pat. No. 10,141,611

INTERNAL SHORT DETECTION AND MITIGATION IN BATTERIES

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for identifying a material type of a dendrite causing an internal short within a battery, the method comprising:receiving, by a battery management system, an output from sensing circuitry within the battery indicative of a first voltage level;
detecting, by the battery management system, a change from the first voltage level to a second voltage level that is indicative of the internal short between an electrode and a sensing sheet;
determining by the battery management system, a resistance and a two-dimensional position of the internal short on the sensing sheet; and
identifying, by the battery management system, the material type of the dendrite causing the internal short based on the resistance of the internal short; and
treating, by the battery management system, the internal short based on the identification of the material type of the dendrite,
wherein treating the internal short based on the identification of the material type of the dendrite further includes activating, by the battery management system, a dendrite elimination protocol, wherein the dendrite elimination protocol includes providing a current through the internal short, and wherein the current is sufficient to raise a temperature of the dendrite above a melting point of the material type of the dendrite.

US Pat. No. 10,141,610

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY AND POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR USE IN SAME

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte, whereinthe positive electrode comprises a positive electrode active material,
the positive electrode active material is formed of a particulate lithium composite oxide comprising at least lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese and tungsten as constituent elements; and a nickel oxide layer formed on a surface of the lithium composite oxide;
with the metals other than lithium in the lithium composite oxide being 100% by mole, tungsten accounts for 0.05% by mole or greater, but 2% by mole or less;
with the lithium composite oxide being 100 parts by mass, the nickel oxide content is 0.01 part by mass or greater, but 2 parts by mass or less; and
nickel oxide accounts for 90% by mass or more of a total mass of the nickel oxide layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,609

ELECTRODE COIL FOR A GALVANIC ELEMENT, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electrode coil (2) for a galvanic element (1), the electrode coil comprising a first electrode (4), a second electrode (6), a separator (30) and a reference electrode (8), the first electrode (4) and the second electrode (6) being insulated from one another by the separator (30), and the reference electrode (8) being arranged between the first electrode (4) and the second electrode (6), characterized in that the reference electrode (8) includes a reference current collector (16), wherein the reference electrode (8) is adhesively bonded onto the second electrode (6) such that the reference current collector (16) projects past an edge of the second electrode (6), wherein the first electrode (4) includes a first current collector (12), wherein the first current collector (12) includes two regions that are separated by an open gap (18), and wherein the reference current collector (16) is disposed within the open gap (18).

US Pat. No. 10,141,608

ELECTROLYTE FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY CONTAINING THE SAME

SK Innovation Co., Ltd., ...

1. An electrolyte for a secondary battery comprising:a lithium salt;
a non-aqueous organic solvent; and
a cyclic sulfate compound represented by
the following Chemical Formula 2, 3, 4 or 5:

wherein, in the Chemical Formulas, m is an integer of 1 to 4, n is an integer of 0 to 2, and p is an integer of 0 to 6.

US Pat. No. 10,141,606

ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION, ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE, LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY, AND MODULE

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. An electrolyte solution comprisinga solvent, and
an electrolyte salt,
the solvent containing a compound (A) represented by the following formula (A) in an amount of 0.001 to 9.5 ppm in the electrolyte solution:
wherein R1 and R2 may be the same as or different from each other, and individually represent a C1-C7 alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,141,605

ELECTROLYTE FORMULATION FOR REDUCED GASSING WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE CYCLING

A123 Systems, LLC, Walth...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:a negative electrode capable of intercalating and liberating lithium;
a positive electrode comprising a lithium transition metal oxoanion electroactive material;
a separator;
a nonaqueous electrolyte solution comprising:
a salt system, wherein the salt system comprises one or more lithium salts selected from LiPF6, LiClO4, LiBF4, LiCF3SO3, LiN(CF3SO2)2, LiN(CF3CF2SO2)2, LiN(CFSO2)(C4F9SO2), and LiC(CF3SO2)2; and
one or more co-salts selected from one or more of bis(trifluoromethane)sulfonamide lithium, lithium bis pentafluoroethanesulfonyl imide, lithium trifluoromethanesulfonate, lithium bisoxalatoborate, and lithium difluorooxalateborate, wherein each of the one or more co-salts does not generate Lewis acidic decomposition products and is different than each of the one or more lithium salts;
an additive system comprising:
an anti-gassing agent,
at least one first additive, different than the anti-gassing agent, wherein the first additive contains a sulfonyl group represented by the formula (1):
R1-A-R2  (1)
in which, A represents the sulfonyl group, R1and R2 independently represent an alkyl group which may be substituted with an aryl group or halogen atom; an aryl group which may be substituted with an alkyl group or halogen atom; or may be taken together to form, together with -A-, a cyclic structure which may contain an unsaturated bond,
wherein increasing an amount of the co-salt decreases an amount of the first additive, and where a concentration of the first additive is between 0.1 to 5 wt. % and where a concentration of the co-salt is between 0.05 to 0.25 M;
where “A” is represented by a formula selected from the group comprising:

at least one second additive, different than the anti-gassing agent, where the second additive is less than 5 wt. % fluoroethylene carbonate;
vinylene carbonate, wherein a ratio of the vinylene carbonate to the first additive is between 1:1 and 2:1;
wherein increasing the second additive decreases an amount of the vinylene carbonate, and where concentrations of the second additive and the vinylene carbonate are between 0.1 to 5 wt. %; and
at least one organic solvent, wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte solution is free of ?-butyrolactone.

US Pat. No. 10,141,602

LITHIUM SOLID BATTERY, LITHIUM SOLID BATTERY MODULE, AND PRODUCING METHOD FOR LITHIUM SOLID BATTERY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A lithium solid battery comprising:a solid electrolyte layer comprising:
a sulfide glass comprising:
an ion conductor that comprises a Li element, a P element and a S element, wherein
the solid electrolyte layer has an average pore radius calculated by mercury press-in method of 0.0057 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,141,601

ELECTROLYTE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE AND THE ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE THEREOF

TAIWAN HOPAX CHEMS. MFG. ...

1. An electrolyte for an electrochemical device, comprising:95-19.95 wt % of a salt,
80.0-90.0 wt % of a non-aqueous solvent, and
0.05-10.00 wt % of an additive comprising a compound represented by formula (II):

wherein R4 is C1-C3 alkyl or C1-C3 alkoxy;
R5 is empty orbital or R5 together with R6, and the nitrogen atom and the boron atom to which R5 and R6 are linked is five-membered or six-membered ring having lactone structure;
R6 is lone pair or R6 together with R5, and the boron atom and the nitrogen atom to which R5 and R6 are linked is five-membered or six-membered ring having lactone structure;
R7 is C1-C3 alkyl or R7 together with R8, and the nitrogen atom and the carbon atom to which R7 and R8 are linked is five-membered or six-membered heterocyclic ring;
R8 is hydrogen or R8 together with R7, and the carbon atom and the nitrogen atom to which R7 and R8 are linked is five-membered or six-membered heterocyclic ring;
R9 and R10 are independently hydrogen, C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl or oxo, provided that when one of R9 and R10 is oxo, the other is absent.

US Pat. No. 10,141,600

THIN FILM PATTERN LAYER BATTERY SYSTEMS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An assembly method comprising:forming a base layer on a process substrate;
forming a thin film battery stack on the base layer, the thin film battery stack comprising at least an anode layer, a cathode layer, a cathode current collector layer, an anode current collector layer, and an electrolyte layer between the anode layer and the cathode layer; and
attaching the thin film battery stack to a patterned layer having pattern holes configured for electrical power connection to the thin film battery stack, the patterned holes including:
a first pattern hole that physically exposes the cathode current collector layer; and
a second pattern hole that physically exposes the anode current collector layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,597

BIPOLAR LI-ION BATTERY HAVING IMPROVED SEALING AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF PRODUCTION

1. A bipolar Li-ion battery comprising:at least one first and second electrochemical cells stacked on top of one other in a direction of stacking and each comprising an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte;
at least one bipolar current collector having two faces, one face of which is covered with the anode of lithium-based insertion material of the first electrochemical cell and the opposite face is covered with the cathode of lithium-based insertion material of the second electrochemical cell, the bipolar current collector comprising at its periphery, on one of its faces, at least one first sealing device comprising a first heat-sensitive frame of an electrically insulating and heat-sensitive material, and two first adhesive frames of adhesive arranged individually on either side of the first heat-sensitive frame in a radial direction, perpendicular to the direction of stacking of the electrochemical cells, the first device constituting a first peripheral wall impervious to the electrolyte of the first or second electrochemical cell, which surrounds the latter;
at least one first current collector adjacent to the bipolar current collector, one face of which is covered with the cathode of the first electrochemical cell;
at least one second current collector adjacent to the bipolar current collector, one face of which is covered with the anode of the second electrochemical cell;
the first or second current collector adjacent to the bipolar current collector also comprising, at its periphery, on its covered face, at least one second sealing device comprising a second heat-sensitive frame of an electrically insulating and heat-sensitive material, and two second adhesive frames of adhesive arranged individually on either side of the second heat-sensitive frame in the radial direction perpendicular to the direction of stacking of the electrochemical cells, the second device constituting a second peripheral wall impervious to the electrolyte of the first or second electrochemical cell, which surrounds the latter;
each impervious peripheral wall being obtained by a heat-sealing technique of at least one first and at least one second sealing device on the face of the first or second current collector adjacent to the bipolar current collector that does not have the first or the second sealing device.

US Pat. No. 10,141,596

STACK ARRAY IN SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL POWER GENERATION SYSTEM

1. A stack array in a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) power generation system, the stack array comprising a supporting body (5) and a plurality of stack groups (2);wherein, the supporting body (5) has a layered structure comprising at least one layer of supporting unit (6);
each layer of the supporting units (6) supports at least one stack group (2);
each stack group (2) consists of a plurality of stacks (4), and each stack (4) is horizontally arranged; and
fasteners (7) are provided between the stacks (4) to enable the stack groups (2) and the supporting units (6) to form a pressurized fastening structure that is fastened and connected through a screw hole, and a reformer (3) is provided in the fasteners (7), and a gas pipe (8) between the reformer (3) and the stack (4) is provided in the fasteners (7).

US Pat. No. 10,141,595

FUEL CELL STACK

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

1. A fuel cell stack comprising:a stacked body in which a plurality of power generation cells are stacked in a stacking direction, each of the power generation cells including an electrolyte electrode assembly and a separator, the electrolyte electrode assembly including an electrolyte and electrodes disposed on both sides of the electrolyte;
terminal plates, insulation members, and end plates that are disposed on both sides of the stacked body in the stacking direction;
a coolant channel through which a coolant flows in a direction along an electrode surface; and
a coolant manifold that is connected to the coolant channel and through which the coolant flows in the stacking direction,
wherein the coolant manifold includes
a first coolant inlet manifold and a second coolant inlet manifold that are independent from each other, and
a first coolant outlet manifold and a second coolant outlet manifold that are independent from each other,
wherein a coolant passage is formed between each of the insulation members and a corresponding one of the end plates, the coolant passage allowing the coolant to flow in a direction along a plate surface of the end plate,
wherein the coolant passage includes
a first coolant passage connected to the first coolant inlet manifold and to the first coolant outlet manifold, and
a second coolant passage connected to the second coolant inlet manifold and to the second coolant outlet manifold, and
wherein a surface area of a region in which the first coolant passage is formed is larger than a surface area of a region in which the second coolant passage is formed, and a flow rate of the coolant flowing through the first coolant passage is larger than a flow rate of the coolant flowing through the second coolant passage.

US Pat. No. 10,141,594

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSEMBLING REDOX FLOW BATTERY REACTOR CELLS

VRB Energy Inc., George ...

1. A redox flow battery system reactor assembly comprising:a plurality of outer frames;
a plurality of inner frames; and
a rib and channel interlock system integrated in the plurality of outer frames and the plurality of inner frames, the rib and channel interlock system configured to create a plurality of seal systems, each seal system enclosing an outer circumference of an electrolyte compartment when the plurality of outer frames and the plurality of inner frames are compressed together in a stack configuration,
wherein each seal system comprises a primary seal and a secondary seal defined in part by the rib and channel interlock system, and
wherein the secondary seal is a lower pressure seal than the primary seal.

US Pat. No. 10,141,593

COMPOSITE MEMBRANES, METHODS OF MAKING SAME, AND APPLICATIONS OF SAME

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, N...

1. A composite membrane, comprising:a fiber network of first polymer fibers surrounded by a matrix formed from second polymer fibers or a fiber network of the second polymer fibers surrounded by a matrix formed from the first polymer fibers, wherein
the first polymer fibers are formed from a first solution, and the first solution comprises a charged polymer and a first uncharged polymer having a repeat unit of a formula of:

 wherein each of X and Y is a non-hydroxyl group; and
the second polymer fibers are formed from a second solution, and the second solution comprises a second uncharged polymer,
wherein the second uncharged polymer is polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) or polyphenylsulfone (PPSU).

US Pat. No. 10,141,592

RESIN-FRAMED MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY FOR FUEL CELL

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

4. A resin-framed membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell, comprising:a stepped membrane electrode assembly comprising:
a solid polymer electrolyte membrane having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
an anode electrode disposed on the first surface of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane and including an anode catalyst layer and an anode diffusion layer; and
a cathode electrode disposed on the second surface of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane and including a cathode catalyst layer and a cathode diffusion layer, the cathode electrode having a size in plan view that is smaller than a size in plan view of the anode electrode;
a resin frame member surrounding an outer periphery of the solid polymer electrolyte membrane and including an inner protruding portion that protrudes from an inner peripheral base portion toward the cathode electrode and that has a first thickness, the inner protruding portion having an adhesive application portion to which an adhesive is applied so as to surround a part of the inner protruding portion, the part being in contact with the stepped membrane electrode assembly;
a thickness of the cathode diffusion layer being larger than a thickness of the anode diffusion layer; and
the first thickness of the inner protruding portion of the resin frame member being:
larger than the thickness of the cathode diffusion layer, and
larger than a second thickness of the inner protruding portion at which the adhesive is in direct contact with the inner protruding portion at a location at which the inner protruding portion overlaps the solid polymer electrolyte membrane,
wherein the inner protruding portion has an inward-facing end surface forming an inward-most end surface of the resin frame member that is in direct contact with the adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,141,591

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A fuel cell system, comprising:a fuel cell stack;
a compressor configured to supply a cathode gas to the fuel cell stack through a cathode gas flow path;
a pressure regulation valve configured to regulate a pressure of the cathode gas flow path;
a flowmeter configured to measure a flow rate of the cathode gas that is to be supplied to the fuel cell stack;
a pressure sensor configured to measure the pressure of the cathode gas flow path; and
a controller, wherein
the controller is configured to:
(i) calculate a torque target value of the compressor and an opening position target value of the pressure regulation valve from a flow rate target value of the cathode gas and a pressure target value of the cathode gas flow path, the flow rate target value of the cathode gas and the pressure target value being determined according to a required power output of the fuel cell stack;
(ii) calculate a torque feedback value of the compressor from a difference between a flow rate measurement value and the flow rate target value of the cathode gas, and control the compressor using a torque command value obtained by adding the torque target value and the torque feedback value; and
(iii) calculate an opening position feedback value of the pressure regulation valve from a difference between a pressure measurement value and the pressure target value of the cathode gas flow path, and control an opening position of the pressure regulation valve using an opening position command value obtained by adding the opening position target value of the pressure regulation valve and a delayed opening position feedback value that is obtained by delaying the opening position feedback value.

US Pat. No. 10,141,590

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A fuel cell system that generates power by supplying anode and cathode gases to a fuel cell, comprising:a compressor configured to adjust a flow rate of the cathode gas supplied to the fuel cell;
a relief valve configured to adjust a pressure of the cathode gas supplied to the fuel cell;
a pulsation operation unit configured to pulsate an anode gas pressure;
a target flow rate setting unit configured to set a target flow rate of the cathode gas on the basis of a request from the fuel cell;
a first target pressure setting unit configured to set a first target pressure of the cathode gas on the basis of a request from the fuel cell;
a second target pressure setting unit configured to set a second target pressure of the cathode gas for maintaining a pressure difference between an anode and a cathode of the fuel cell within a predetermined allowable pressure difference range;
a target pressure setting unit configured to set the higher one of the first and second target pressures as a target pressure; and
a control unit configured to control the compressor and the relief valve on the basis of the target flow rate and the target pressure,
wherein the control unit controls the compressor on the basis of the target flow rate and a limitative pressure obtained by limiting pulsation of the target pressure when the target pressure is pulsated in response to pressure pulsation of the anode gas.

US Pat. No. 10,141,589

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

7. A method for controlling a fuel cell system having a fuel cell and a tank that stores gas used in the fuel cell, the method comprising:measuring a fill-time pressure that is pressure during gas filling in a piping for filling the tank with the gas;
measuring the supply piping pressure that is pressure on start of the fuel cell in a supply piping for supplying the gas from the tank to the fuel cell;
measuring an internal pressure of the tank;
deriving the estimated pressure value of the supply piping pressure on start of the fuel cell based on a first pressure value that shows the fill-time pressure, the internal temperature when the first pressure value was measured, and the internal temperature when the supply piping pressure was measured; and
detecting as the supply piping pressure the lower value among the estimated pressure value and a second pressure value that shows the measured supply piping pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,141,587

FUEL CELL SYSTEM WITH CATHODE BYPASS VALVE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A fuel cell system, comprising;a cathode gas supply device that supplies cathode gas to a fuel cell;
a bypass valve that bypasses the cathode gas to be supplied to the fuel cell by the cathode gas supply device;
a sensor that detects a state of the cathode gas to be supplied to the fuel cell without being bypassed by the bypass valve;
a pressure adjusting device that adjusts a pressure of the cathode gas to be supplied to the fuel cell;
a controller programmed to:
calculate a target flow rate and a target pressure of the cathode gas to be supplied to the fuel cell according to an operating state of the fuel cell;
control at least one of a pressure operation amount sufficient for the pressure adjusting device to supply an operating pressure of the cathode gas or a flow rate operation amount sufficient for the cathode gas supply device to supply an operating flow rate of the cathode gas on the basis of a flow rate and the pressure of the cathode gas detected by the sensor and the calculated target flow rate and the calculated target pressure;
open and close the bypass valve on the basis of the flow rate of the cathode gas detected by the sensor and the calculated target flow rate; and
increase the pressure of the cathode gas to be supplied to the fuel cell by increasing the at least one operation amount calculated when the bypass valve is opened.

US Pat. No. 10,141,585

MULTI-COMPONENT BIPOLAR PLATE FOR AN ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

Nuvera Fuels Cells, LLC, ...

1. A bipolar plate assembly, comprising:a first seal assembly including a first high pressure seal, a second high pressure seal, and an insert plate disposed between the first high pressure seal and the second high pressure seal;
the insert plate has a plurality of ridges formed on an upper surface and a lower surface of the insert plate configured to penetrate into the first high pressure seal and the second high pressure seal when the first high pressure seal and the second high pressure seal are pressed onto the insert plate, thereby forming the seal assembly; and
a frame and a base configured to be joined to form a bipolar plate and define a high pressure zone;
wherein the seal assembly when installed in the bipolar plate is configured to seal the portion of the high pressure zone defined by the bipolar plate.

US Pat. No. 10,141,584

SEPARATOR OF FUEL CELL AND FUEL CELL HAVING THE SAME

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

8. A fuel cell comprising:a separator including a plurality of channels, and an inlet hole and an outlet hole respectively formed in a first side and a second side of the plurality of channels such that a reaction gas flows into and out from the separator to be exposed to a reaction surface including a membrane electrode assembly, the inlet hole being larger in size than the outlet hole; and
a gas diffusion layer disposed between a bottom of the separator and the membrane electrode assembly and activating and guiding a reaction gas flowing inside through the inlet hole to the membrane electrode assembly,
wherein a plurality of inlet holes and a plurality of outlet holes are formed in a longitudinal direction of the plurality of channels, and centers of the plurality of inlet holes and centers of the plurality of outlet holes are not aligned,
wherein the centers of the plurality of inlet holes are positioned higher above the reaction surface than the centers of the plurality of outlet holes.

US Pat. No. 10,141,583

BIPOLAR PLATE AND FUEL CELL COMPRISING A BIPOLAR PLATE OF THIS TYPE

Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg...

1. A bipolar plate for a fuel cell comprising:a profiled anode plate and a profiled cathode plate, each having an active area and two distributor areas for the supply and removal of operating media to or from, respectively, the active area, the distributor areas each having an anode gas main port for the supply and discharge of fuel, a cathode gas main port for the supply and discharge of oxidants, and a coolant main port for the supply and discharge of coolant, the anode gas main port, the cathode gas main port and the coolant main port situated along a lateral edge of the bipolar plate, the anode and cathode plates being formed and situated one over another in such a way that the bipolar plate has channels for the operating media, the channels connecting the anode gas main port, the cathode gas main port and the coolant main port of both distributor areas to one another, the distributor areas having at least one overlap section, the channels overlapping one another in a non-fluidically connected way in the at least one overlap section,
the cathode gas main port being situated between the anode gas main port and the coolant main port and cathode channels of the channels proceeding from the cathode gas main port extending linearly at least across the distributor area of the bipolar plate.

US Pat. No. 10,141,582

SOFC INTERCONNECT BARRIERS AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

Sonata Scientific LLC, B...

1. A barrier layer on a metallic substrate, the metallic substrate comprising a first portion adjacent to a vitreous reactive solid and a second portion adjacent to an electrode, the barrier layer being on the first portion between the metallic substrate and the vitreous reactive solid, the barrier layer not being between the second portion and the electrode, the barrier layer substantially reducing chemical reaction between the metallic substrate and the reactive solid, and the barrier layer comprising an insulating thin film material deposited by atomic layer deposition.

US Pat. No. 10,141,581

METHOD FOR THE DEPASSIVATION OF A LITHIUM-THIONYL BATTERY, A DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD, AND A BATTERY DEVICE

4114, Jona (CH)

1. A method for depassivation of a lithium-thionyl battery, comprising:a) applying at least one current test load (LAST) to an electrode of the battery, wherein at least one of a shape, a magnitude, or a point in time of the application of the at least one current test load (LAST) occurs dependent on a measurement of a time-dependent response signal (u(t), du(t)) on the battery, and energy of the current test load (LAST) is drawn from the battery,
b) comparing the response signal (u(t), du(t)) of the battery arising from application of the at least one current test load (LAST) to at least one predefined criterion, and
c) establishing an operating state or issuing an error message depending on satisfaction of the at least one predefined criterion,
wherein a temporal change variable (ddu(t)) is calculated as a difference between a response signal (du(t2)) at time t2 and a response signal (du(t1)) at time t1 as: ddu(t2)=du(t2)?du(t1), and
wherein a second predefined criterion comprises verifying at least one of (a) whether the temporal change variable (ddu(t)) has reached a certain threshold (X) or (b) whether a predetermined time (T) has elapsed.

US Pat. No. 10,141,580

BATTERY

BATTERY RESEARCH TECHNOLO...

1. A battery including:a casing having an inner surface defining a chamber in which an electrolyte is disposed therein;
a conductive surface located within the chamber adjacent the inner surface of the casing, the conductive surface being configured for electrical communication with an anode terminal of the battery;
a permeable separator sheet located within the casing configured for electrically isolating the electrolyte from the conductive surface;
a conductive rod having a first end configured for electrical communication with a cathode terminal of the battery, and, a second end of the conductive rod configured for electrical communication with the electrolyte; and
an opening disposed in the casing;
wherein the casing includes at least a first and second portion that are movably attached to each other, the first and second portions being movable relative to each other between at least a first attached position whereby the opening is substantially blocked from allowing ingress of a liquid into the casing via the opening, and, a second attached position whereby the opening is substantially unblocked so as to allow ingress of the liquid into contact with the electrolyte in the chamber via the opening to activate the battery by generating a potential difference between the conductive surface and the conductive rod.

US Pat. No. 10,141,578

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FUEL CELL MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

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

1. A method for producing a fuel cell membrane electrode assembly comprising the steps of:preparing an electrolyte membrane;
preparing a catalyst layer-including substrate in which a first catalyst layer is formed on one face of a sheet-like substrate;
laminating the catalyst layer-including substrate so that the first catalyst layer opposes one face of the electrolyte membrane;
bonding the electrolyte membrane and the catalyst layer including substrate;
making a cut by way of energy rays so that the catalyst layer-including substrate bonded with the electrolyte membrane becomes a predetermined shape;
peeling an unwanted portion of the catalyst layer-including substrate other than a portion of the predetermined shape from the electrolyte membrane;
forming a second catalyst layer on one other face of the electrolyte membrane, and
punching out the electrolyte membrane and the second catalyst layer so that the catalyst layer-including substrate of the predetermined shape bonded to the one face is surrounded,
wherein the energy rays penetrate the electrolyte membrane without penetrating the catalyst layer-including substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,141,577

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR CATALYST ELECTRODE, CATALYST ELECTRODE MANUFACTURED BY MEANS OF METHOD, AND BATTERY COMPRISING SAME

KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH...

1. A catalytic electrode structure, comprising an electrode support, and a porous continuous electroconductive material on the electrode support in direct contact therewith, with no binder binding the porous continuous electroconductive material onto the electrode support, wherein the porous continuous electroconductive material comprises pores whose diameters are within a range of 1 to 1000 nm, and wherein at least some of the pores are connected with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,141,576

ELECTRODE STRUCTURE FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING THE ELECTRODE STRUCTURE

1. An electrode for a lithium battery, the electrode comprising:a current collector;
nanoparticles distributed on the current collector such that 5 to 95% of an entire surface area of a plane of the current collector is exposed, each of the nanoparticles comprising a transition metal or an oxide of the transition metal; and
an active material layer disposed on the current collector.

US Pat. No. 10,141,575

ELECTRODE, NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE BATTERY, BATTERY PACK, AND VEHICLE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An electrode comprising:a current collector; and
an electrode layer disposed on the current collector and including lithium fluoride,
wherein a first content of lithium fluoride based on a weight of the electrode layer in a first region of the electrode layer is within a range of 0.02% by weight or more and less than 2% by weight, the first region being adjacent to an interface between the electrode layer and the current collector, and having a first thickness equal to 20% with respect to a thickness of the electrode layer,
and a second content of lithium fluoride based on a weight of the electrode layer in a second region of the electrode layer is within a range of from 2% by weight to 10% by weight, the second region being adjacent to a surface on a reverse side of the electrode layer with respect to the interface between the electrode layer and the current collector, and having the first thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,141,573

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY NEGATIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADV...

1. A negative electrode for a lithium secondary battery comprising:a negative electrode active material containing a precipitate including an Sn—Sb based sulfide obtained by adding alkali metal sulfide to a mixed solution of tin halide and antimony halide in a solvent, the solution further containing an organic acid, wherein the Sn—Sb based sulfide has a disordered crystal structure which is in an intermediate state of a crystal and an amorphous;
wherein the Sn—Sb based sulfide includes 10 to 90 mole percent Sn based on the total moles of Sn and Sb; and
wherein the organic acid includes tartaric acid, citric acid, malic acid, lactic acid, gluconic acid, succinic acid, fumaric acid, maleic acid, formic acid, valeric acid, acetic acid, ascorbic acid, or an amino acid.

US Pat. No. 10,141,571

NICKEL-COBALT COMPOSITE HYDROXIDE AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING SAME, CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO....

1. In combination, a nickel-cobalt composite hydroxide and a production device for producing the nickel-cobalt composite hydroxide, the combination comprising:the nickel-cobalt composite hydroxide comprising
a general formula: Ni1-x-yCoxMy(OH)2 (where, 0.05?x?0.50, 0?y?0.10, 0.05?x+y?0.50, and M is at least one kind of metal element selected from among Al, Mg, Mn, Ti, Fe, Cu, Zn and Ga,
an average particle size of within a range from 10 ?m to 30 ?m, and
(D50?D10)/D50?0.30, and (D90?D50)/D50?0.30 among D10, D50 and D90 of the nickel-cobalt composite hydroxide; and
the production device comprising
a reaction vessel;
a constant volume pump for continuously supplying an aqueous solution including nickel and cobalt, an aqueous solution including an ammonium ion donor, and a caustic alkali aqueous solution to the reaction vessel;
a constant volume pump for with an extraction nozzle for continuously extracting nickel-cobalt composite hydroxide generated by a reaction inside the reaction vessel from the reaction vessel by way of the extraction nozzle;
a separation apparatus separating the extracted nickel-cobalt composite hydroxide into a large particle size portion and a small particle size portion by classification; and
a reflux apparatus continuously returning the small particle size portion separated out to the reaction vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,141,570

POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY CELL

1. A positive electrode active material for a lithium secondary cell, comprising a particle having a surface portion where one or a combination of two or more (these are referred to as “surface element A”) of the group consisting of Al, Ti and Zr is present, on a surface of a particle comprising a lithium metal composite oxide having a layer crystal structure and represented by the general formula: Li1+xM1?xO2, wherein x=0 to 0.07 and M is one or a combination of two or more (referred to as “constituent element M”) of the group consisting of Mn, Co, Ni, transition elements in the third group elements through and including the 11th group elements of the periodic table, and elements in the first period through and including the third period of the periodic table,wherein a ratio (CA/CM) of a concentration (at %) (referred to as “CA”; in the case where the surface element A contains two or more elements, the total concentration) of the surface element A to a concentration (at %) (referred to as “CM”; in the case where the constituent element M contains two or more elements, the total concentration) of the constituent element M is higher than 0 and lower than 0.8, as measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS); an amount of surface lithium impurity is smaller than 0.40% by weight; and in an X-ray diffraction pattern measured by a powder X-ray diffractometer (XRD) using CuK?1 radiation, a ratio (003)/(104) of an integral intensity of a peak originated from the (003) plane to an integral intensity of a peak originated from the (104) plane is higher than 1.15.

US Pat. No. 10,141,569

BATTERY LIFE BY CONTROLLING THE VOLTAGE WINDOW OF THE NEGATIVE ELECTRODE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for improving a life cycle of a battery containing a lithium-silicon thin-film negative electrode, the method comprising:providing the battery, including:
a positive electrode;
the lithium-silicon thin-film negative electrode having at least 10% of its capacity attributed to a silicon-based active material and a thickness of less than about 50 ?m;
a separator positioned between the positive and negative electrodes; and
an electrolyte; and
operating the battery within a voltage potential window ranging from about 0.7 V and about 0.07 V versus a lithium reference electrode so that a stress amplitude of the lithium-silicon thin-film negative electrode is maintained from about ?0.5 GPa to about 0.3 GPa during the operating of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,141,567

CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME, AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY CONTAINING THE SAME

1. A cathode active material for a lithium secondary battery, the cathode active material comprising:a core made of a compound reversibly intercalating and deintercalating lithium; and
a coating layer positioned on at least a portion of a surface of the compound,
wherein the coating layer is a composite coating layer containing Li3PO4 and LiF, and
the core is doped with fluorine.

US Pat. No. 10,141,565

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING SURFACE-COATED POSITIVE ELECTRODE MATERIAL

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising a non-aqueous electrolyte solution and a positive electrode provided with a positive electrode mixture layer, whereinthe positive electrode mixture layer includes positive electrode active material particles,
a surface of each of the positive electrode active material particles is coated with a film formed of an inorganic solid electrolyte, and
a positive electrode active material of the positive electrode active material particles is a lithium-containing composite oxide having a spinel structure, is represented by the compositional formula: LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4, performs charge and discharge at an electric potential of 4.5 V or more with respect to the lithium metal, and contains at least one of Ti and Mg as a dopant.

US Pat. No. 10,141,564

LITHIUM TITANATE STRUCTURES FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES FORMED USING ELEMENT SELECTIVE SPUTTERING

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method, comprising:subjecting a lithium titanate precursor structure to element selective sputtering to form a lithium titanate structure including a lithium titanate core and a conformal layer on the lithium titanate core, wherein the conformal layer includes titanium oxide and the lithium titanate structure has a surface essentially devoid of lithium.

US Pat. No. 10,141,563

NEGATIVE-ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR THE SAME AND ELECTRIC STORAGE APPARATUS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

1. A production process for negative-electrode active material, the production process comprising the steps of:a reaction step of obtaining a lamellar polysilane by reacting a hydrogen chloride (HCl) aqueous solution with calcium disilicide;
an impurity removal step of turning the lamellar polysilane into an impurity-reduced lamellar polysilane by removing halogen elements from the lamellar polysilane; and
a calcination step of obtaining a nanometer-size silicon powder by heat treating the impurity-reduced lamellar polysilane at a temperature exceeding 100° C. under a nonoxidizing atmosphere,
wherein said impurity removal step is carried out by neutralizing a reaction solution including said lamellar polysilane with a base after said reaction step.

US Pat. No. 10,141,562

ANODE AND BATTERY

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. An anode comprising:an anode active material layer having opposed first and second surfaces and containing an anode active material comprising a silicon material; and
a coating layer formed by vapor-phase deposition that coats the first surface of the anode active material layer, the coating layer containing an oxide selected from the group consisting of FeO, CoO, NiO and combinations thereof,
wherein the silicon material is
an alloy of silicon including at least one selected from the group consisting of tin, cobalt, manganese, zinc, indium, silver, germanium, bismuth and chromium, or
a compound of silicon including oxygen and carbon.

US Pat. No. 10,141,560

ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE INCLUDING A PRESSING MEMBER PRESSING A SEPARATOR TOWARD AN ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LT...

1. An energy storage device, comprising:an electrode assembly in which electrode plates are stacked;
a current collector connected to an end portion of the electrode assembly;
a container which accommodates the electrode assembly and the current collector; and
a spacer which is disposed between the electrode assembly and an inner surface of the container, the spacer including a projecting portion projecting toward the electrode assembly,
wherein the end portion of the electrode assembly includes:
an electrode plate welded portion at which the stacked electrode plates are welded to each other in a stacking direction and not joined to the current collector; and
a current collector joined portion which is joined to the current collector and is arranged adjacently to the electrode plate welded portion in a current collector extending direction that intersects with the stacking direction,
wherein the electrode assembly includes a separator disposed on an outermost side of the electrode assembly, and further includes a non-coated portion where an active material layer is not formed on the end portion of the electrode assembly, and
wherein the projecting portion presses the separator toward the non-coated portion such that a gap between the separator and the non-coated portion in the stacking direction is closed.

US Pat. No. 10,141,559

POROUS INTERLAYER FOR A LITHIUM-SULFUR BATTERY

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for making a porous interlayer for a lithium-sulfur battery, the method comprising;dispersing an electronic component selected from a carbon material, a conductive polymeric material, and combinations thereof in a first liquid to form a first dispersion;
exposing a porous support structure to the first dispersion, whereby the electronic component remains on a surface of the porous support structure and the first liquid filters through the porous support structure;
dispersing a negatively charged or chargeable lithium ion conducting component in a second liquid to form a second dispersion; and
exposing the porous support structure to the second dispersion, whereby the negatively charged or chargeable lithium ion conducting component remains on the surface of the porous support structure and the second liquid filters through the porous support structure.

US Pat. No. 10,141,558

SEPARATOR FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERY AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

BYD COMPANY LIMITED, She...

1. A separator for a lithium-ion battery, comprising:a substrate comprising a base polymer, a first polymer, and a first inorganic material;
a coating comprising a second polymer and a second inorganic material; and
a middle layer formed between the substrate and the coating and comprising a part of the substrate and a part of the coating, wherein
the first polymer and the second polymer independently comprise an acid radical in a side chain thereof, the first inorganic material is reactive with the first polymer via a first neutralization reaction, and the second inorganic material is reactive with the second polymer via a second neutralization reaction.

US Pat. No. 10,141,557

ADHESIVE FOR LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERIES, SEPARATOR FOR LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERIES, AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

ZEON CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An adhesive for a lithium ion secondary battery, for bonding members for constituting a lithium ion secondary battery,the adhesive comprising a particulate polymer, wherein
the particulate polymer has a core-shell structure including a core portion and a shell portion that partially covers an outer surface of the core portion,
the core portion is formed from a polymer having a swelling degree in an electrolytic solution of 5 times or more and 30 times or less,
the shell portion is formed from a polymer having a swelling degree in the electrolytic solution of more than 1 time and 4 times or less,
the amount of the particulate polymer is 50% by weight or more and 99.9% by weight or less with respect to solid content of the adhesive,
each of the swelling degrees represents a ratio (W1/W0) of W1 with respect to W0,
W0 represents a weight of a 1-cm square piece of a film having a thickness of 0.5 mm that is produced from the polymer of the core portion or the polymer of the shell portion,
W1 represents a weight of the 1-cm square piece that has been immersed in the electrolytic solution at 60° C. for 72 hours, and
the electrolytic solution consists of a mixed solvent of ethylene carbonate, diethyl carbonate and vinylene carbonate (volume mixing ratio of ethylene carbonate/diethyl carbonate/vinylene carbonate=68.5/30/1.5) and 1 mol/L of LiPF6.

US Pat. No. 10,141,555

MULTI-LAYERED POROUS FILM AND NONAQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

Sumitomo Chemical Company...

1. A method of fabricating a multi-layered porous film including: a base film and a functional layer containing therein both an inorganic filler and a binder resin, the functional layer being formed on a surface of the base film, the multi-layered porous film having a length equal to or greater than 200 meters, wherein a difference between a maximum basis weight and a minimum basis weight of the multi-layered porous film in a length-wise direction thereof is equal to or smaller than 2 grams/m2, the basis weight being measured every 100 meters interval, the method comprising:immersing a gravure roll having protrusions and recesses formed on a surface thereof, into a coating liquid containing therein inorganic fillers and binder resins to thereby retain the coating liquid in the recesses formed on a surface of the gravure roll, and causing the gravure roll to make contact with a continuously fed base film to thereby coat the coating liquid retained in the recesses, onto a surface of the base film, thereby forming a functional layer containing inorganic fillers and binder resins, on a surface of the base film,
the gravure roll employed for gravure coating comprising a roll body composed of a metal, a plurality of protrusions being formed on an outer surface of the roll body, and each obliquely extending at a predetermined angle relative to a central axis of the roll body, a plurality of recesses each being formed between the adjacent obliquely extending protrusions and each retaining the coating liquid therein, the roll body being entirely covered on an outer surface thereof with a diamond like carbon (DLC) layer, each of the obliquely extending protrusions having a trapezoidal cross-section a head of which is cut down and which has a width gradually reducing towards the head, wherein each of the recesses has a trapezoidal cross-section,
wherein the DLC layer is water-repellent.

US Pat. No. 10,141,552

PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR A BATTERY DURING RECOIL OF A SHOOTING DEVICE

1. A protection system for camera system comprising:a camera with a lens and a mount to mechanically couple with a weapon that propels projectiles from a discharge end along a longitudinal axis from the weapon;
a battery compartment formed as part of the camera system;
a battery with internal components including active electrode material formed within one or more cells surrounded with at least one cell wall defining a soft pouch cell-type for insertion into the battery compartment in which a gap is formed between the cell wall and an end wall of the battery compartment closest to the lens along a battery's longitudinal axis which is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the weapon; and
a piece of material forming a collector protector device which is formed as a substantially U-shape surrounding three sides of the soft pouch cell-type that is separate from the battery and separate from the battery compartment formed to fill the gap in order to hold the active electrode materials against the soft pouch cell-type thereby reducing any stress on current collector components which are disposed inside the soft pouch cell-type of the battery during shock and vibration in a direction along the battery's longitudinal axis, and the piece of material selected to allow for expansion and contraction of the active electrode materials due to thermal changes or state-of-charge level changes, and the collector protector device formed to fill the gap to hold the active electrode materials against the soft pouch cell-type, which is independent of any other cushioning material used to maintain an electrical contact, via contact springs or spring loaded.

US Pat. No. 10,141,551

BATTERY SYSTEM

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

1. A battery system, comprising:a first battery pack including at least one first battery cell;
a second battery pack connected to the first battery pack in parallel and including at least one second battery cell;
a bidirectional power converter connected between the first battery pack and the second battery pack; and
a current controller to set a discharge current limit of the first battery pack based on a state of charge (SOC) of the first battery pack, and to control the bidirectional power converter to cause the first battery pack to output a discharge current that is less than or equal to the discharge current limit, wherein:
when the SOC of the first battery pack is equal to or greater than a first reference value, the current controller is to set the discharge current limit of the first battery pack to be a first current value corresponding to a maximum discharge rate of the first battery pack, and
when the SOC of the first battery pack is less than a second reference value that is less than the first reference value, the current controller is to set the discharge current limit of the first battery pack to be a second current value that is less than the first current value.

US Pat. No. 10,141,550

POUCH BATTERY CELL ASSEMBLY FOR TRACTION BATTERY

Ford Global Technologies,...

8. A pouch battery cell assembly for a traction battery comprising:a housing defining a cavity;
an almond-shaped first intermediate terminal member disposed at least partially within the housing and defining an access port open to an exterior of the housing and the cavity;
a first terminal tab embedded within the first intermediate terminal member;
an almond-shaped second intermediate terminal member disposed at least partially within the housing and spaced from the first intermediate terminal member;
a second terminal tab embedded within the second intermediate terminal member;
a central member extending between the first and second intermediate terminal members; and
a seal extending about an upper portion of each of the first and second intermediate terminal members and the central member.

US Pat. No. 10,141,549

POUCH CASE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND POUCH TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A pouch case for a secondary battery, comprising an inner layer, a metallic layer, and an outer layer,wherein the inner layer comprises a foaming activator containing an isocyanate-based compound which generates a gas by a reaction with a foaming agent,
wherein the inner layer further comprises at least one catalyst selected from the group consisting of tertiary amine-based catalysts and organometallic catalysts, and
wherein, when the foaming agent is introduced by an external factor caused by a crack or rupture, a protective gas layer is formed by a gas evolution reaction on an outer surface of the inner layer by a reaction between the isocyanate compound of the foaming activator and the foaming agent.

US Pat. No. 10,141,548

BATTERY PACKAGING MATERIAL, BATTERY, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. A battery packaging material comprising a laminate in which at least a base material layer, a metal layer, an adhesive layer, and a sealant layer containing a polyolefin resin are laminated in this order, whereinthe sealant layer contains an amide-based lubricant,
an amount of the amide-based lubricant in the adhesive layer is 100 ppm or less,
the value Y calculated from the following formula (1) is in the range of 250 to 750:
Y=(A×C+B×D)/(C+D)  (1)
where:
A represents an amount of the amide-based lubricant in the sealant layer,
B represents an amount of the amide-based lubricant in the adhesive layer,
C represents a thickness of the sealant layer, and
D represents a thickness of the adhesive layer, and
the intensity ratio X=P/Q is in a range of from 0.05 to 0.80, where P is a peak intensity P at 1650 cm?1 originating from C?O stretching vibration of the amide group of an amide-based lubricant, and Q is a peak intensity Q at 1460 cm?1 originating from bending vibration of the group —CH2— of the polyolefin resin, each of which is measured from an absorption spectrum obtained by splitting reflected light in irradiation of the surface of the sealant layer with an infrared ray, and P/Q is a ratio of the peak intensity P to the peak intensity Q.

US Pat. No. 10,141,547

NONAQUEOUS SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD...

1. A nonaqueous secondary battery comprising:a positive electrode;
a negative electrode;
a substrate;
a cover member; and
an electrolyte,
wherein the positive electrode and the negative electrode are arranged in substantially the same plane and respective end surfaces of the positive electrode and the negative electrode face each other at a distance;
the substrate fixingly supports the positive electrode and the negative electrode;
the cover member has gas barrier properties and defines an airtight chamber together with the substrate;
the cover member comprises glass, a glass film, or silicon, and
a noble metal or a hydrofluoric acid-resistant inorganic oxide selected from the group consisting of Al2O3, ZrO2, ZnO, Nb2O5, Ta2O5, and TiO2 is vapor-deposited to the cover member which is brought into contact with the electrolyte;
the airtight chamber contains the positive electrode and the negative electrode;
the electrolyte is contained in the airtight chamber and is configured to be present at least between the facing end surfaces of the positive electrode and the negative electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,141,546

INNER CASE OF BATTERY MODULE ASSEMBLY FOR VEHICLE'S BATTERY PACK

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

1. A battery pack comprising:a battery module assembly comprising four battery modules, each module having a plurality of cylindrical secondary battery cells (hereinafter, also referred to as ‘cells’), are electrically connected in series, and a bus bar directly connected to a first side surface of the battery module assembly; and
an inner case, comprising:
a side frame directly contacting two facing sides, other than said first side surface, among sides of the battery module assembly and comprising side frame apertures;
an upper frame comprising a bottom surface configured to directly contact and completely encompass an upper surface of the battery module assembly and the upper frame is directly connected to the side frame, wherein the side frame extends downward from the upper frame; and
an electrode post assembly that comprises two electrode posts, each electrode post having a metal plate, wherein each metal plate is electrically connected to and directly contacts the bus bar at the first side surface and the metal plate directly contacts a top surface of the upper frame, wherein the top surface of the upper frame is opposite to the bottom surface of the upper frame,
wherein the side frame extends from the upper frame to a bottom surface of the battery module assembly,
wherein the side frame is fixedly connected to threaded holes formed at said two facing sides the battery module assembly via screws extending through each of said side frame apertures,
wherein the electrode post assembly is electrically connected to an electrode of the battery module assembly via said bus bar,
wherein the upper frame and the side frame are comprised of a polymer material,
wherein the inner case is configured to be disposed within a lower case and an upper case,
wherein the top surface of the upper frame includes at least one enclosed handle and a space configured to mount a battery management unit thereon, and
wherein the inner case forms a u-shape and is open at an end opposite to the upper frame.

US Pat. No. 10,141,545

MECHANICAL CONDITIONING BY BEAD BLASTING LITHIUM IODINE CELL CASE

Greatbatch Ltd., Clarenc...

1. An electrochemical cell, comprising:a) a casing of an electrically conductive material;
b) a lithium anode supported on an anode current collector housed inside the casing;
c) a glass-to-metal seal supported by the casing and configured to electrically isolate the anode current collector from the casing; and
d) a cathode comprising an iodine-containing material in electrochemical association with the lithium anode inside the casing, wherein the iodine-containing material contacts an inner surface of the casing serving as a cathode current collector,
e) wherein, prior to contact with the iodine-containing material, at least a portion of the inner surface of the casing is characterized as having been subjected to a pressurized stream of beads,
f) wherein the cell has a rate capacity of about 1.32 Ah, and
g) wherein, after fabrication, the cell is characterized as having been discharged at 37° C. under a 6.98K load for a period of about 60 hours, followed by having been subjected to a 100K load for about 24 hours so that the cell exhibits a final 100K loaded voltage of about 2,724 mV±3 mV and a final 100K loaded impedance of 90±5 ohms.

US Pat. No. 10,141,544

ELECTROLUMINESCENT DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A display device comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode;
a light-emitting layer between the first electrode and the second electrode; and
a protective film over the second electrode,
wherein the protective film comprises a first insulating film and a second insulating film over the first insulating film,
wherein the first insulating film comprises one or more of aluminum oxide, hafnium oxide, and zirconium oxide,
wherein the second insulating film comprises one or more of aluminum oxide, hafnium oxide, and zirconium oxide, and
wherein a water vapor transmission rate of the protective film is lower than 1×10?2 g/(m2·day) under a condition of 40° C. and a relative humidity of 90%.

US Pat. No. 10,141,543

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

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

1. A method of manufacturing an organic electronic device, comprising:laminating an encapsulating film onto a surface of the organic electronic device, wherein the encapsulating film is formed by a first layer comprising a first adhesive component and a second layer comprising a second adhesive component, wherein the first and second adhesive components are different, and the laminating comprising placing the encapsulating film onto the organic electronic device such that the second layer is in contact with the organic electronic device, and the first layer is not in contact with the organic electronic device,
wherein the first adhesive component of the first layer comprises polyisobutene resin, the first layer further comprising a tackifier, and wherein the first layer comprises 5 to 250 parts by weight of a moisture scavenger relative to 100 parts by weight of the first adhesive component; and
wherein the second layer comprises less than 5 parts by weight of the moisture scavenger relative to 100 parts by weight of a solid content of the second layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,542

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

1. A display device, which includes a display region in which pixels are arranged, comprising:a first organic insulating film;
a first groove;
a first inorganic partition portion;
a second organic insulation film;
a second groove,
wherein the first groove separates the first organic insulation film and has a frame shape surrounding the display region,
the first inorganic partition portion is in the first groove and has a frame shape surrounding the display region,
the second groove separates the second organic insulation film,
the first inorganic partition portion includes an upper surface that is below an upper surface of the second organic insulating film, and
the second groove is inside the first groove.

US Pat. No. 10,141,541

PACKAGE COMPONENT OF AN OLED DEVICE AND A PACKAGE METHOD THEREOF, AND A DISPLAY DEVICE

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A package component of an Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) device, comprising:a substrate, loading the OLED device;
a first blocking layer covering the OLED device, a first side of the first blocking layer far away from the OLED device comprising a first pattern region and a second pattern region alternately set along a predetermined direction, a second side of the first blocking layer is flat, and the second side is contacted with the OLED device, wherein thickness of the first blocking layer at the first pattern region is smaller than that at the second pattern region; and
a buffer layer coated on the first blocking layer, comprising heat-dissipating particles.

US Pat. No. 10,141,540

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing a display device, the method comprising:forming a display module including a first area defined therein, the display module comprising a display panel including a lower surface and an upper surface opposite the lower surface, a first film under the lower surface of the display panel, a second film on the upper surface of the display panel, and an adhesive layer between the lower surface of the display panel and the first film;
weakening an adhesive force of a first adhesive portion of the adhesive layer in the first area to be weaker than an adhesive force of a second adhesive portion of the adhesive layer outside the first area;
cutting the first film and the adhesive layer along an edge of the first area; and
removing a portion of the first film and the first adhesive portion from the first area.

US Pat. No. 10,141,539

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:a first substrate;
a circuit layer which is arranged on the first substrate and includes pixel circuits arranged in a matrix;
a resin layer which is arranged on the circuit layer and has a first groove and a second groove;
organic light emitting elements on the resin layer, each of the organic light emitting elements being arranged in a matrix and being connected to corresponding one of the pixel circuits;
a bank on the resin layer;
a sealing layer on the organic light emitting elements; and
a layer including a filling material on the sealing layer, wherein
the organic light emitting elements include anodes on the resin layer, an organic layer including an organic emitting layer on the anodes, and a cathode on the organic layer,
the bank is arranged between the anodes and the organic layer and includes an organic insulation material,
each of the organic light emitting elements includes corresponding one of the anodes, corresponding one of regions of the organic layer, and corresponding one of regions of the cathode,
the organic light emitting elements share the organic layer and the cathode,
the bank covers a peripheral region of each of the anodes and exposes a part of an upper surface of each of the anodes,
the first groove has a first width,
the second groove has a second width and surrounds the pixel circuits and the organic light emitting elements in plan view, the first groove arranged between the pixel circuits and the second groove in the plan view,
the bank has a third groove directly above the first groove and a fourth groove directly above the second groove,
the third groove has a third width,
the fourth groove surrounds the pixel circuits and the organic light emitting elements in the plan view,
a first portion of the bank is arranged in the second groove, and
a side surface of the second groove is covered with the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,141,538

SEALANT, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display panel, comprising: a display region, a dummy region and a sealant region which are arranged from inside to outside, whereina plurality of reflection columns are provided in the dummy region, and heights of the plurality of reflection columns are sequentially reduced from outside to inside.

US Pat. No. 10,141,537

DISPLAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display panel, comprising:a first substrate;
a second substrate provided opposite to the first substrate, a sealing adhesive layer being provided between the first substrate and the second substrate, the sealing adhesive layer being configured to bond the first substrate and the second substrate to form a sealed structure;
a fusion layer, wherein the fusion layer is provided between the sealing adhesive layer and the first substrate and at a region corresponding to the sealing adhesive layer, and the fusion layer includes a metal material; and
a protective layer, the protective layer being provided outside of the fusion layer and directly contacting the fusion layer on an outside surface of the fusion layer, and the protective layer being provided with a same thickness as the fusion layer on a surface of the first substrate facing the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,141,536

DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for manufacturing a display device, comprising:forming an insulating film over and in contact with a first substrate with flexibility;
forming a first sealant continuously surrounding a display region over the insulating film;
irradiating the first sealant with a first laser beam;
bonding a second substrate with flexibility to the first substrate with the first sealant;
irradiating the first sealant with a second laser beam;
forming a second sealant continuously surrounding the first sealant in a gap between the first substrate and the second substrate and on a side surface of the first substrate and a side surface of the second substrate; and
forming a member in contact with a side surface of the second sealant,
wherein the member comprises a bottom surface portion in contact with a top surface of the insulating film.

US Pat. No. 10,141,534

COMPOUND, AND LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING SAME

LMS CO.,LTD., Gyeonggi-d...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of the following Structures 1 to 9:

US Pat. No. 10,141,533

QUANTUM DOT-BASED LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR AN AIRCRAFT

1. An aircraft cabin lighting unit comprising:a plurality of quantum dot light-emitting diodes (“QLEDs”), including a first QLED of a first color and a second QLED of a second color;
one or more light-emitting diodes (“LEDs”); and
logic circuitry configured to:
control the plurality of QLEDs to emit light in a first brightness ratio to create a light of a first metamer of a color,
control the plurality of QLEDs to emit light in a second brightness ratio to create a light of a second metamer of the color, and
control the LEDs to operate in conjunction with the plurality of QLEDs to create the light of the first metamer of the color and to create the light of the second metamer of the color.

US Pat. No. 10,141,532

CURABLE ENCAPSULANTS AND USE THEREOF

1. A curable encapsulant comprising:a) from about 70 to about 90 wt %, based on the total weight of the curable encapsulant, of a polyisobutylene having a Mw of from about 1,000 to about 95,000 Da;
b) from about 10 to about 50 wt %, based on the total weight of the curable encapsulant, of a functionalized polyisobutylene having (i) a Mw of from about 1,000 to about 95,000 Da and (ii) greater than one free-radical reactive functional group per polymer chain, wherein the free-radical reactive functional group is selected from the group consisting of terminal (meth)acrylates and/or, terminal acrylates;
c) a free radical initiator; and
d) a UV absorber;
wherein the curable encapsulant is (i) essentially free of an acrylic monomer with Mw less than about 1,000 Da or volatile organic compound with Mw less than about 1,000 Da, (ii) essentially free of a tackifier, and (iii) a hot melt.

US Pat. No. 10,141,531

HYBRID PLANAR-GRADED HETEROJUNCTION FOR ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAICS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. An organic photosensitive optoelectronic device comprising:two electrodes in superposed relation;
a mixed photoactive layer located between the two electrodes, wherein the mixed photoactive layer is a single layer having first and second boundary interfaces and comprises at least one donor material having a highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) energy and at least one acceptor material having a lowest unoccupied molecular orbital energy (LUMO), wherein a concentration of the at least one acceptor material in the mixed layer is at a maximum at the first boundary interface and decreases in the direction of the second boundary interface to form a concentration gradient of the at least one acceptor material within the mixed layer, and wherein a concentration of the at least one donor material in the mixed layer is at a maximum at the second boundary interface and decreases in the direction of the first boundary interface to form a concentration gradient of the at least one donor material within the mixed layer; and
a first photoactive layer adjacent to the mixed photoactive layer and interfacing with the first boundary interface, wherein the first photoactive layer comprises a material having a LUMO energy within 0.3 eV of the LUMO energy of the at least one acceptor material;
wherein the at least one donor material is present in a lesser amount than the at least one acceptor material at the second boundary interface.

US Pat. No. 10,141,530

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, ARRAY SUBSTRATE, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A thin film transistor, comprising an organic semiconductor layer and a source drain electrode layer, and further comprising a metal oxide insulating layer, wherein the metal oxide insulating layer is provided between the organic semiconductor layer and the source drain electrode layer, and the metal oxide insulating layer has a work function higher than that of the source drain electrode layer, wherein the source drain electrode layer is made of copper, aluminum, zinc, or silver, and the metal oxide insulating layer is a molybdenum oxide layer, a nickel oxide layer, a tungsten oxide layer, or a vanadium pentoxide layer, and the metal oxide insulating layer excludes organic material;wherein the thin film transistor further comprises a transition metal layer provided between the source drain electrode layer and the metal oxide insulating layer, and the transition metal layer has a work function higher than that of the source drain electrode layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,529

ENHANCING DRIVE CURRENT AND INCREASING DEVICE YIELD IN N-TYPE CARBON NANOTUBE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for forming a semiconductor device, the method comprising:forming a nanotube over a surface of a substrate;
forming an insulating layer over the nanotube;
exposing end portions of the nanotube;
forming a low work function metal over the end portions of the nanotube;
forming a wetting layer between the low work function metal and the nanotube; and
forming a capping layer over the low work function metal, wherein the capping layer comprises gold.

US Pat. No. 10,141,528

ENHANCING DRIVE CURRENT AND INCREASING DEVICE YIELD IN N-TYPE CARBON NANOTUBE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a nanotube over a surface of a substrate;
an insulating layer patterned on portions of the nanotube such that end portions of the nanotube are not covered by the insulating layer;
a wetting layer formed directly on the nanotube;
a low work function metal formed directly on top of the wetting layer so as to be over the end portions of the nanotube.

US Pat. No. 10,141,527

FOLDABLE SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME AND FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A foldable substrate, comprising:a plurality of rigid supporting portions separated from each other, every two of which are not in contact with each other; and
a flexible foldable portion connecting two adjacent rigid supporting portions of the plurality of rigid supporting portions;
the flexible foldable portion is made of an organic material;
the plurality of rigid supporting portions each comprises:
an organic base substrate provided with a groove; and
a hard substrate arranged in and adapted to the groove, wherein the hard substrate fits tightly to the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,141,526

PEELING METHOD USING SEPARATING PEELING LAYER AND LAYER TO BE PEELED

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A peeling method comprising:a first step of forming a peeling layer over a first substrate,
a second step of forming a layer to be peeled over the peeling layer, wherein the layer to be peeled comprises a first layer comprising a region in contact with the peeling layer,
a third step of disposing a bonding layer so as to overlap with the peeling layer and the layer to be peeled, wherein the bonding layer is a sheet-like adhesive,
a fourth step of curing the bonding layer,
a fifth step of removing a first portion comprised in the first layer, wherein the first portion comprises a region overlapping with the peeling layer and the bonding layer, and
a sixth step of separating the peeling layer and the layer to be peeled,
wherein the bonding layer cured in the fourth step has a portion having hardness higher than Shore D of 70, and
wherein, in the fifth step, the first portion is removed by laser light irradiation.

US Pat. No. 10,141,525

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, MODULE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a first flexible substrate comprising a first organic resin material;
a first bonding layer over the first flexible substrate;
an element layer comprising a light-emitting element over the first bonding layer;
a second bonding layer over the element layer; and
a second flexible substrate comprising a second organic resin material over the second bonding layer,
wherein an opening is provided in the element layer, the second bonding layer, and the second flexible substrate,
wherein the light-emitting element is configured to emit light on the second flexible substrate side,
wherein the second flexible substrate has higher average transmittance of light having a wavelength of greater than or equal to 400 nm and less than or equal to 800 nm than the first flexible substrate,
wherein the first flexible substrate is yellower than the second flexible substrate, and
wherein the first organic resin material comprises aramid.

US Pat. No. 10,141,523

SOLUTION PROCESSABLE RED-EMITTING IRIDIUM (III) COMPLEX AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. An iridium (III) complex represented by Formula 1:
wherein Ar is C6-C20 aryl or C3-C20 heteroaryl,
Z is O, S or Se,
R1 is hydrogen, halogen, C1-C20 alkyl, C1-C20 alkoxy, cyano or nitro,
R2 is

L3 is C1-C20 alkylene,
L4 and L5 are each independently O or C1-C20 alkyleneoxy,
the aryl and heteroaryl of Ar are each independently optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, hydroxy, C1-C10 alkyl, C1-C10 alkoxy, C3-C20 cycloalkyl, or C6-C20 aryl, and
the heteroaryl of Ar comprises one or more heteroatoms selected from N, O, or S.

US Pat. No. 10,141,522

COMPOUND, MATERIAL FOR ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE ELEMENT, ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE ELEMENT, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. A compound represented by formula (1):wherein:each of R1 to R6 is independently a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group having 3 to 10 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 18 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted haloalkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted haloalkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group having 6 to 18 ring carbon atoms, a halogen atom, or a cyano group;
one of R7 to R10 is a single bond bonded to *a, and each of the others of R7 to is independently a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group having 3 to 10 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 18 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted haloalkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted haloalkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group having 6 to 18 ring carbon atoms, a halogen atom, or a cyano group;
one of R11 to R14 is a single bond bonded to *b, and each of the others of R11 to R14 is independently a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group having 3 to 10 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 18 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted haloalkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted haloalkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group having 6 to 18 ring carbon atoms, a halogen atom, or a cyano group;
each of R15 to R18 is independently a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group having 3 to 10 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 18 ring carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted haloalkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted haloalkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group having 6 to 18 ring carbon atoms, a halogen atom, or a cyano group;
with the proviso that each of adjacent two groups selected from R1 to R6, adjacent two groups selected from R7 to R10, adjacent two groups selected from R11 to R14, and adjacent two groups selected from R15 to R18 may be respectively bonded to each other to form a substituted or unsubstituted ring;
each of L1 and L2 is independently a single bond, a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 18 ring carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylene group having 5 to 18 ring atoms; and
each of Ar1 and Ar2 is independently a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 18 ring carbon atoms;
provided that at least one selected from Ar1 and Ar2 is a substituted or unsubstituted fluoranthenyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,141,521

COMPOUND, ORGANIC OPTOELECTRONIC ELEMENT COMPRISING SAME, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. A compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1:
wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
L is a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 arylene group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 heteroarylene group,
m is an integer ranging from 0 to 3,
Ar is a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group or a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 heteroaryl group,
X is O, S, SO2 (O?S?O), PO(P?O), NR?, CR?R? or SiR?R?,
R? and R? are each independently hydrogen, deuterium, a halogen, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, an amino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 amine group, a nitro group, a carboxyl group, a ferrocenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C20 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C40 silyloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 acyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkoxycarbonyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 acyloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 acylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkoxycarbonylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C7 to C20 aryloxycarbonylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 sulfamoylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 sulfonyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylthiol group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C20 arylthiol group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 heterocyclothiol group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 ureide group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C40 silyl group, or a combination thereof,
R1 is hydrogen, deuterium, a halogen, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, an amino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 amine group, a nitro group, a carboxyl group, a ferrocenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C20 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C40 silyloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 acyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkoxycarbonyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 acyloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 acylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkoxycarbonylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C7 to C20 aryloxycarbonylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 sulfamoylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 sulfonyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylthiol group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C20 arylthiol group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 heterocyclothiol group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 ureide group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C40 silyl group, or a combination thereof,
when X is O, SO2 (O?S?O), PO(P?O), NR?, CR?R? or SiR?R?, R2 is hydrogen, deuterium, a halogen, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, an amino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 amine group, a nitro group, a carboxyl group, a ferrocenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C20 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C40 silyloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 acyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkoxycarbonyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 acyloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 acylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkoxycarbonylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C7 to C20 aryloxycarbonylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 sulfamoylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 sulfonyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylthiol group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C20 arylthiol group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 heterocyclothiol group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 ureide group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C40 silyl group, or a combination thereof, and
when X is S, R2 is a halogen, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, an amino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 amine group, a nitro group, a carboxyl group, a ferrocenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C20 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C40 silyloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 acyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkoxycarbonyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 acyloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 acylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkoxycarbonylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C7 to C20 aryloxycarbonylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 sulfamoylamino group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 sulfonyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylthiol group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C20 arylthiol group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 heterocyclothiol group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 ureide group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C40 silyl group, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,141,519

COMPOUND, LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE COMPRISING SAME, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LMS CO., LTD., Gyeonggi-...

1. A compound represented by the following Formula 3:
in Formula 3,
La represents a single bond, an arylene group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heteroarylene group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms,
Ra and Rb each independently represent an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms,
Rc, and Rd each independently represent hydrogen,
R1, R2, R5, R6, R7, R8, R11, and R12 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,141,515

SPACE-THROUGH CHARGE TRANSFER COMPOUND, AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

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

1. A space-through charge transfer compound, comprising:a naphthalene core;
an electron donor moiety selected from the group consisting of carbazole and phenylcarbazole; and
an electron acceptor moiety selected from the group consisting of pyridine, diazine, triazole, and phenyl benzodiazole,
wherein the electron donor moiety and the electron acceptor moiety are combined to first and eighth positions of the naphthalene core with a benzene linker, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,141,512

CONDUCTING AND SEMI-CONDUCTING ALIGNMENT MATERIALS

ROLIC AG, Zug (CH)

1. Compound of formula (I)
wherein
A, B, E and F independently from each other represents an unsaturated conjugated aliphatic group;
or A, B, E and F independently from each other represent an unsubstituted or substituted carbocyclic or heterocyclic aromatic group, wherein the carbocyclic or heterocyclic aromatic group is selected from
thiophene, fluorene, silafluorene, carbazole, pyridine, pyridazine, pyrimidine, furan, pyrrol and their derivatives,
L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5 independently from each other represent a bridging group, which is selected from the group consisting of single bond, —NH—, —PH—, —CH?CH—,—CR5?CH—, —C?C— or a metallic system,
a, b, e and f are independently from each other of 1 to 0, with the proviso that the sum of a+b=1 and e+f=1,
a?, b?, e? and f? are independently from each other equal to a, b, e and f, respectively,
g is 0 or 1,
n and m are independently from each other 0 to 10000,
Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6, Y7 and Y8 are independently from each other a spacer, which is a single bond or a cyclic, straight-chain or branched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C24 alkylene, wherein one or more CH2, C, CH groups may independently from each other be replaced by a linking group and/or a non-aromatic, aromatic, unsubstituted or substituted carbocyclic or heterocyclic group connected via bridging groups and
D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7 and D8 are independently from each other a hydrogen, —R1, a halogen or a photoalignment group, selected from the group consisting of cinnamate group, cyanostilbene group, quinoline group and chalcone group;
wherein R1 is a cyclic, straight-chain or branched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C24alkyl, wherein one or more CH2, C, CH groups, may independently from each other be replaced by a linking group and/or a non-aromatic, aromatic, unsubstituted or substituted carbocyclic or heterocyclic group connected via bridging groups, selected from —CH?CH—, —CR5??CR5—, —C?C—, —CR5?N—, —C(CH3)=N—, —N?N—, —NR6—, —PR6— or a single bond,
wherein R5 , R5?, R6 are independently from each other hydrogen or C1-C6alkyl; or a cyclic, straight-chain or branched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C24alkylen, wherein one or more CH2 groups may independently from each other be replaced by a linking group;
and wherein the linking group is selected from —O—, —CO—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—, NR6-, —NR6-CO—, —CO—NR6-, —NR6-CO—O—, —O—CO—NR6-, —NR6CO—NR6-, —CH?CH—, —C?C—, —O—CO—O—, and —Si(CH3)2—O—Si(CH3)2—, and wherein:
R6 represents a hydrogen atom or C1-C6alkyl;
with the proviso that oxygen atoms of linking groups are not directly linked to each other,
with the proviso that n, g, and m are not 0 at the same time,
with the proviso that at least one of D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7 and D8 is a photoalignment group.

US Pat. No. 10,141,511

DEPOSITION MASK, APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A deposition mask extending in a first direction, the deposition mask comprising:a pattern portion comprising a plurality of pattern holes; and
a clamping portion comprising a protrusion portion to be attached to a clamp and an indentation portion formed in a direction toward the pattern portion,
wherein the pattern portion comprises a blocking portion that at least partially overlaps the protrusion portion in the first direction and has an area gradually decreasing in a second direction from the protrusion portion toward the indentation portion, the second direction crossing the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,141,510

OLED DISPLAY PANEL, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

6. A manufacturing method of an organic light emitting diode display panel, comprising manufacturing an anode layer, a light emitting layer and a cathode layer on a base substrate, wherein the method further comprises:manufacturing by an entire-surface coating process a hole transport layer having a first preset thickness between the anode layer and the light emitting layer; and
manufacturing by an inkjet printing process a hole transport layer having a second preset thickness in a first preset region of the hole transport layer having the first preset thickness,
wherein the organic light emitting diode display panel comprises an R pixel region, a G pixel region and a B pixel region, the thickness of the hole transport layer corresponding to the R pixel region being an eighth preset thickness, the thickness of the hole transport layer corresponding to the G pixel region being a ninth preset thickness, and the thickness of the hole transport layer corresponding to the B pixel region being a tenth preset thickness, wherein the eighth preset thickness is smaller than the ninth preset thickness, and the ninth preset thickness is smaller than the tenth preset thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,141,509

CROSSBAR RESISTIVE MEMORY ARRAY WITH HIGHLY CONDUCTIVE COPPER/COPPER ALLOY ELECTRODES AND SILVER/SILVER ALLOYS ELECTRODES

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:depositing a first electrode, a first metal cap, a first metal film, and a first hardmask (HM) on a silicon surface, wherein the deposited first metal film contains one or more crystal grains, wherein the one or more crystal grains in the first metal film contain a plurality of respective grain boundaries;
increasing respective sizes of the plurality of respective grain boundaries in the one or more crystal grains in the first metal film by subtractive etching;
forming a resistive random access memory (RRAM) cell, wherein the RRAM cell contains a critical dimension that is inversely proportional to a diameter of each respective crystal grains in the first metal film;
depositing the RRAM cell over the deposited first electrode;
depositing a second electrode, a second metal cap, a second metal film, and a second hardmask (HM) over the deposited RRAM cell, wherein the second metal film contains one or more crystal grains, wherein a diameter of each of the one or more crystal grains of the second film corresponds inversely to the critical dimension of the RRAM cell; and
depositing a spacer over the second HM.

US Pat. No. 10,141,508

CLAMP ELEMENTS FOR PHASE CHANGE MEMORY ARRAYS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method for forming cell structures, comprising:forming a mask material having a mask hole, the mask hole formed non-orthogonally relative to a row of contacts;
forming a conductive material and a spacer material over the mask material and in a portion of the mask hole;
removing portions of the conductive material and the spacer material to expose contacts from the row of contacts underlying the mask hole and to form a plurality of conductive elements and a plurality of spacer elements; and
forming a plurality of bit lines over the plurality of conductive elements and spacer elements.

US Pat. No. 10,141,506

RESISTIVE SWITCHING CO-SPUTTERED PT—(NIO—AL2O3)—PT DEVICES

National University of Si...

1. A capacitor-like structure, comprising:a first electrode constructed of a first metal,
a co-sputtered transition metal oxide (TMO) layer on the first electrode, wherein the co-sputtered TMO layer is a nickel oxide (NiO)-aluminum oxide (Al2O3) layer having a composition of substantially 84% NiO and 16% Al2O3, wherein substantially refers to a percentage within ±10%;
a second electrode constructed of a second metal in contact with the co-sputtered TMO layer,
wherein the capacitor-like structure is resistively switchable due to formation and rupture of conducting nano-filaments (CFs) through the co-sputtered TMO layer in response to application of a voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,141,505

BROMINE CONTAINING SILICON PRECURSORS FOR ENCAPSULATION LAYERS

Lam Research Corporation,...

16. An apparatus comprisingat least one process chamber comprising a pedestal for holding a substrate;
at least one outlet for coupling to a vacuum;
one or more process gas inlets coupled to process gas sources; and
a controller for controlling operations, comprising machine-readable instructions for:
causing introduction of diiodosilane or hexaiodosilane to the at least one process chamber; and
causing introduction of a second reactant to the at least one process chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,141,500

MAGNETOELECTRIC CONVERTING ELEMENT AND MODULE UTILIZING THE SAME

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

1. A magnetoelectric converting element comprising:a substrate;
a magnetosensitive layer formed on/over the substrate;
a first insulating layer having a first opening exposing a part of the magnetosensitive layer;
an underlying conductive layer formed on/over the part of the magnetosensitive layer;
a second insulating layer having a second opening exposing a part of the underlying conductive layer; and
a terminal conductor formed on/over the part of the underlying conductive layer,
wherein the second opening is located inside the first opening in plan view, and
wherein an entirety of the terminal conductor is contained within the first opening when viewed in plan.

US Pat. No. 10,141,498

MAGNETORESISTIVE STACK, SEED REGION THEREOF AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Everspin Technologies, In...

1. A method of manufacturing a magnetoresistive stack comprising:depositing a seed region on an electrically conductive material, wherein depositing the seed region includes:
depositing an alloy including nickel and chromium having a thickness greater than or equal to 40 Angstroms and a material composition of chromium in the range of 25-60% by atomic percent;
depositing a fixed magnetic region on and in direct contact with the seed region, wherein depositing the fixed magnetic region includes:
depositing a multilayer unpinned, fixed synthetic antiferromagnetic structure including (i) depositing a first ferromagnetic structure on and in direct contact with the seed region, (ii) depositing a coupling material on and in direct contact with the first ferromagnetic structure, and (iii) depositing a second ferromagnetic structure on and in direct contact with the coupling material,
depositing a transition layer on and in direct contact with the second ferromagnetic structure, wherein the transition layer includes a non-ferromagnetic transition metal, and
forming a high-iron alloy interface region over the transition layer, wherein the high-iron alloy interface region has at least 50% iron by atomic composition;
depositing one or more dielectric layers wherein, after annealing, the one or more dielectric layers are on and in direct contact with the high-iron alloy interface region of the fixed magnetic region; and
depositing a free magnetic region over the one or more dielectric layers.

US Pat. No. 10,141,495

MICROSYSTEMS-BASED METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PASSIVE DETECTION AND PROCESSING OF RADIO-FREQUENCY SIGNALS

1. A radiofrequency device, comprising:a passive impedance transforming voltage amplifier receivingly connected to an antenna for receiving radiofrequency (RF) signals, the impedance transforming voltage amplifier adapted to produce an RF actuation signal; and
a MEMS switch having a radiofrequency (RF) actuation electrode receivingly connected to the impedance transforming voltage amplifier;
wherein:
the MEMS switch further comprises a DC bias electrode positioned to latch the MEMS switch in a closed position by electrostatic attraction when energized by a suitable voltage;
the MEMS switch further comprises a bridge that physically and electrically contacts at least the DC bias electrode when the MEMS switch is in the closed position; and
the bridge is configured with a mechanical mode of vibration that, when subjected to the RF actuation signal having a fundamental frequency that matches at least one frequency of the said mechanical mode of vibration, allows the MEMS switch to be periodically urged toward the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,141,493

THERMAL MANAGEMENT FOR SUPERCONDUCTING INTERCONNECTS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An interconnect for coupling a superconducting system and a non-superconducting system, the interconnect comprising:a first end configured for coupling to the superconducting system, wherein the interconnect comprises a superconducting element having a critical temperature; and
a second end configured for coupling to the non-superconducting system, such that during operation of the superconducting system and the non-superconducting system, a first portion of the interconnect near the first end having a first temperature equal to or below the critical temperature of the superconducting element, a second portion of the interconnect near the second end having a second temperature above the critical temperature of the superconducting element, and wherein the interconnect is further configured to reduce a length of the second portion such that temperature substantially over an entire length of the interconnect is maintained at a temperature equal to or below the critical temperature of the superconducting element.

US Pat. No. 10,141,492

ENERGY HARVESTING FOR WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY THROUGH A THIN FLEXIBLE THERMOELECTRIC DEVICE

NIMBUS MATERIALS INC., F...

1. A flexible thermoelectric device, comprising:a lower dielectric layer comprising flexible material to provide structure to the flexible thermoelectric device;
a lower conduction layer comprising a plurality of electrically conductive pads disposed directly on and across a surface of the lower dielectric layer, the plurality of electrically conductive pads comprising a plurality of N-designated conductive pads and a plurality of P-designated conductive pads, where the plurality of electrically conductive pads are arranged in pairs such that each pair comprises one N-designated conductive pad of the plurality of N-designated conductive pads and one P-designated conductive pad of the plurality of P-designated conductive pads that are adjacent to one another across the surface of the lower dielectric layer, where the N-designated conductive pad and the P-designated conductive pad in each pair are electrically coupled to one another through an electrically conductive lead extending between the N-designated conductive pad and the P-designated conductive pad adjacent to one another in the pair, the electrically conductive lead extending across the surface of the lower dielectric layer, being parallel to lengths of the N-designated conductive pad and the P-designated conductive pad in the pair, and being narrower in width compared to widths of the N-designated conductive pad and the P-designated conductive pad in the pair, where the widths of the N-designated conductive pad and the P-designated conductive pad are a dimension perpendicular to the length thereof;
a plurality of N-type thin film thermoelectric conduits, each N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit on top of a respective N-designated conductive pad of the plurality of N-designated conductive pads, each N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit having a top surface and a bottom surface, where the bottom surface directly contacts the respective N-designated conductive pad, and the top surface is opposite to the bottom surface;
a plurality of P-type thin film thermoelectric conduits, each P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit on top of a respective P-designated conductive pad of the plurality of P-designated conductive pads, each P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit having a top surface and a bottom surface, where the bottom surface directly contacts the respective P-designated conductive pad, and the top surface is opposite to the bottom surface;
an internal dielectric layer comprising a flexible dielectric material extending across the top surfaces of all the N-type thin film thermoelectric conduits and all the P-type thin film thermoelectric conduits, the internal dielectric layer being electrically insulating, and a surface of the internal dielectric layer being parallel to the top surfaces of each N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit and each P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit;
a thermal insulator to fill a space around each N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit and each P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit, the thermal insulator and the internal dielectric layer being laminated on top of the N-type thin film thermoelectric conduits and the P-type thin film thermoelectric conduits;
a plurality of contact holes extending through the internal dielectric layer and the thermal insulator such that each contact hole extends through a thickness of the internal dielectric layer directly into a thickness of the thermal insulator, and ends on the top surface of the respective N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit or the respective P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit;
a plurality of electrically conductive contacts, each electrically conductive contact fills a respective contact hole of the plurality of contact holes such that each electrically conductive contact extends perpendicularly through the respective contact hole from the top surface of the respective N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit or the respective P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit, through the thermal insulator, and through the thickness of the internal dielectric layer, where each electrically conductive contact includes an outward extension that emerges outward from the respective contact hole above the internal dielectric layer;
a plurality of another electrically conductive leads, each of which bridges between the outward extension of a first respective electrically conductive contact of the plurality of electrically conductive contacts outwardly extending from the N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit on the N-designated conductive pad of a first pair of the pairs and the outward extension of a second respective electrically conductive contact of the plurality of electrically conductive contacts outwardly extending from the P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit on the P-designated conductive pad in a second pair of the pairs, where the first pair and the second pair are adjacent to each other, such that all N-type and P-type thin film thermoelectric conduits of the flexible thermoelectric device are connected in series by the electrically conductive lead in each pair and the another electrically conductive leads, each another electrically conductive lead being disposed directly on the top surface of the internal dielectric layer between the outward extension of the first respective electrically conductive contact and the outward extension of the second respective electrically conductive contact; and
an upper dielectric layer comprising flexible material on top of the plurality of another electrically conductive leads to provide structure to the flexible thermoelectric device,
wherein each N-type thin film thermoelectric conduit and each P-type thin film thermoelectric conduit comprises thermoelectric material no thicker than 50 microns, and
wherein the flexible thermoelectric device is bendable to fit a shape of a target platform in which the flexible thermoelectric device is used to harvest thermal energy.

US Pat. No. 10,141,491

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method of manufacturing a light emitting device comprising:providing an undivided base having a first main surface and a second main surface on the opposite side from the first main surface, the undivided base having conductive patterns disposed on the first main surface and conductive patterns disposed on the second main surface;
mounting a plurality of light emitting elements on the conductive patterns on the first main surface;
forming a light reflecting member that integrally covers side surfaces of the light emitting elements and the first main surface of the undivided base; and
after the forming of the light reflecting member, forming at least one groove on the second main surface of the undivided base at a position corresponding to a space between the light emitting elements so that the groove reaches the first main surface and the undivided base is divided into a plurality of base members without a further step of separating the light reflecting member.

US Pat. No. 10,141,488

LIGHTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A lighting device comprising:a lightguide panel having an end face that is a light-receiving surface; and
a light-emitting device that emits light toward the end face of the lightguide panel, the light-emitting device including:
a light-emitting element; and
a first light-transmissive member located between the end face of the lightguide panel and the light-emitting element, the first light-transmissive member having a plurality of protrusions on a surface thereof, wherein
at least one of the plurality of protrusions is in direct contact with the end face of the lightguide panel.

US Pat. No. 10,141,487

COVER FOR LIGHT EMITTER

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A cover for a light emitter having one or more light emitting devices, comprising:a glass plate having an upper face, a lower face, and a peripheral side surface;
a frame made of metal having an opening smaller than the glass plate; and
a low melting glass having a lower melting point than the glass plate, the glass plate being sealed to the frame with the low melting glass to close the opening,
wherein the frame has an encircling step formed on a side thereof to which the glass plate is sealed,
wherein the encircling step includes:
a placement face situated at a recessed position relative to an upper surface of the frame, the placement face being in contact with a perimeter of the lower face of the glass plate to have the glass plate placed thereon; and
a wall face connecting the upper surface of the frame and the placement face,
wherein the wall face includes first wall faces situated at opposite ends of each inner side of the encircling step and a second wall face situated between the first wall faces, and
the second wall face includes a face extending at a smaller inclination angle than the first wall faces with respect to the placement face, and
wherein gaps between the first wall faces and the peripheral side surface of the glass plate and a gap between the second wall face and the peripheral side surface of the glass plate are filled with the low melting glass.

US Pat. No. 10,141,486

PROCESS METHOD USING ORGANIC SILICONE RESIN PHOTOCONVERTER TO BOND-PACKAGE LED BY TANDEM ROLLING

Jiangsu Cherrity Optronic...

1. A process method for bond-packaging an LED using an organic silicone resin photoconverter by tandem rolling, comprising the following continuous process flow: preparation of a semi-cured photoconversion sheet, pseudo-curing of the semi-cured photoconversion sheet, preparation of a flip chip LED array sheet, forming of LED package elements by dual-roller roll-bonding, curing of the LED package elements, and cutting of the LED package elements, wherein the process comprises the following basic steps:step 1: preparation of a semi-cured photoconversion sheet: obtaining the semi-cured photoconversion sheet formed of a first protective film, a semi-cured photoconversion film, and a second protective film, wherein the semi-cured photoconversion film comprises semi-cured organic silicone resin and a photoconversion material;
step 2: pseudo-curing of the semi-cured photoconversion sheet: in a vacuum condition, by means of low-temperature freezing, pseudo-curing the semi-cured photoconversion sheet obtained in step 1, to obtain a pseudo-cured photoconversion sheet;
step 3: preparation of a flip chip LED array sheet: obtaining the flip chip LED array sheet, flip chip LEDs in the flip chip LED array sheet being arranged on a carrier film in an array manner, wherein the flip chip LEDs being arranged in an array manner means arrangement in an array by using an individual flip chip LED as a unit or arrangement in an array by using a flip chip LED assembly as a unit, and the flip chip LED assembly is formed of two or more individual flip chip LEDs;
step 4: forming of LED package elements by dual-roller roll-bonding: in a vacuum condition, removing the second protective film of the pseudo-cured photoconversion sheet in step 2, to obtain the pseudo-cured photoconversion sheet containing no protective film on a single side, then enabling the pseudo-cured photoconversion sheet to turn from a pseudo-cured state to a semi-cured state by means of heating or/and illumination, and subsequently performing dual-roller roll-bonding on the semi-cured photoconversion sheet and the flip chip LED array sheet, such that the flip chip LEDs in the flip chip LED array are bonded to and inserted in the semi-cured photoconversion sheet, to obtain the LED package elements;
step 5: curing of the LED package elements: in a vacuum condition, curing the LED package elements by means or heat curing or/and photocuring, to obtain the cured LED package elements; and
step 6: cutting of the LED package elements: removing the first protective film of the cured LED package elements in step 5, and cutting the cured LED package elements, to obtain finished LED package elements having slits for splitting into single LED package elements.

US Pat. No. 10,141,485

VEHICLE LAMP USING SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A lamp for a vehicle, comprising:a light source unit configured to emit light, the light source unit comprising:
a substrate that includes a wiring electrode,
a plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices electrically connected to the wiring electrode,
a plurality of phosphor layers that respectively cover the plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices and that are configured to convert wavelengths of light, and
barrier ribs disposed on the substrate and configured to reflect light, the barrier ribs being interposed between the plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices,
wherein a height of each of the barrier ribs exceeds a height of each of the plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices in a thickness direction of the plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices.

US Pat. No. 10,141,479

LIGHT-EMITTING PACKAGE STRUCTURE PROVIDED WITH PREDETERMINED VIEW ANGLE

LITE-ON OPTO TECHNOLOGY (...

1. A light-emitting package structure, comprising:a carrier substrate having a circuit structure;
a thin film chip disposed on the carrier substrate and having an epitaxial structure and at least two electrodes disposed on a bottom surface of the epitaxial structure, the at least two electrodes contacting the circuit structure;
an underfill material disposed in a gap between the at least two electrodes of the thin film chip for supporting the thin film chip;
a wavelength converting layer at least covering the epitaxial structure of the thin film chip; and
a reflecting wall surrounding the wavelength converting layer and the thin film chip, wherein a reflectivity of the reflecting wall is larger than 70%, and a ratio between a total luminous intensity of light emitted by the light-emitting package structure in an illumination angle of ±40 degrees and a luminous intensity area within a view angle of light emitted by the light-emitting package structure is larger than 0.7.

US Pat. No. 10,141,478

STRUCTURE OF A REFLECTIVE ELECTRODE AND AN OHMIC LAYER OF A LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

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

1. A light emitting device comprising:a substrate;
a first conductive layer on the substrate;
a second conductive layer on the first conductive layer;
a metal layer on the second conductive layer;
a light emitting structure on the metal layer and the second conductive layer, the light emitting structure including a first semiconductor layer containing AlGaN, an active layer, and a second semiconductor layer containing AlGaN;
a first electrode on the light emitting structure; and
a passivation layer disposed on a side surface of the light emitting structure,
wherein a first region of the metal layer directly contacts with the light emitting structure, a second region of the second conductive layer directly contacts with the light emitting structure, and a third region of the first conductive layer directly contacts with the light emitting structure,
wherein the second region of the second conductive layer is disposed at a periphery of the first region of the metal layer,
wherein a portion of the passivation layer including a first roughness is disposed on a top surface of the light emitting structure,
wherein a first portion of the top surface of the light emitting structure includes a second roughness,
wherein the second region of the second conductive layer and the first portion of the top surface of the light emitting structure are vertically overlapped,
wherein a width of the second conductive layer is greater than a width of the metal layer, and
wherein a thickness from a top surface of the substrate to a bottom surface of the metal layer at a center portion of the metal layer is less than a thickness from the top surface of the substrate to the bottom surface of the metal layer at an edge portion of the metal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,474

PASSIVATION METHOD

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of passivating an absorber layer of a solar cell module, comprising the steps of:providing an absorber layer formed over a substrate, the absorber layer having a planar upper surface; and
forming a porous alumina passivation layer on the upper surface of the absorber layer, wherein the porous alumina passivation layer has a passivating region directly over and in contact with the upper surface of the absorber layer operating to passivate the absorber layer and wherein in the passivating region the passivation layer has pore dimensions sufficient to provide a non-planar, textured upper surface;
conformably forming a buffer layer over the passivating region of the passivation layer; and
conformably forming a transparent conducting oxide layer over the buffer layer, thereby providing the buffer layer and transparent conducting oxide layer each with a non-planar, textured upper surface over the passivating region of the passivation layer,
wherein the non-planar, textured upper surfaces of the porous alumina passivation layer, buffer layer and transparent conducting oxide layer provide the solar cell with increased light scattering effect, as compared to planar, non-textured upper surfaces, as light passes through the textured upper surfaces to an area of the upper surface of the absorber layer in contact with and passivated by the passivating region of the porous alumina passivation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,472

PHOTODIODE STRUCTURES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:forming a waveguide structure in a dielectric layer;
forming an amorphous Ge material over an upper surface of the waveguide structure in a back end of the line (BEOL) metal layer; and
crystallizing the amorphous Ge material into a crystalline Ge structure by an annealing process with a metal layer in contact with the Ge material,
wherein the forming of the Ge material adjacent to the waveguide structure in a back end of the line (BEOL) metal layer comprises:
depositing a barrier layer of nitride directly on the upper surface of the waveguide structure, followed by a patterning of the barrier layer;
depositing the amorphous Ge material directly on the barrier layer, followed by a patterning of the amorphous Ge material;
opening a via to expose portions of the amorphous Ge material;
depositing the metal layer on the amorphous Ge material through the opening of the via; and
crystallizing of the amorphous Ge material through the annealing process to form the crystalline Ge structure aligned with the via.