US Pat. No. 10,797,551

MOTOR AND COMPRESSOR HAVING INSULATOR AND STATOR CORE WITH NON-OVERLAPPING GROOVES

Mitsubishi ElectricCorpor...

1. A motor comprising:an iron core; and
an insulator disposed on an axial end surface of the iron core,
wherein the iron core includes a plurality of grooves on an outer circumferential portion,
wherein the plurality of grooves are arranged in an axial direction of the iron core on the outer circumferential portion from the end surface of the iron core,
wherein the iron core includes a core back portion extending in a circumferential direction, a plurality of tooth portions each protruding in a central direction from a middle portion of the core back portion, and a plurality of tooth end portions each located at an end of each of the plurality of tooth portions,
wherein the insulator includes a plurality of first protrusions protruding in the axial direction from a surface in contact with the iron core,
wherein the plurality of first protrusions are contained within the plurality of grooves,
wherein the insulator includes at least one second protrusion protruding in the axial direction from the surface in contact with the iron core,
wherein the second protrusion is in contact with an inner circumferential surface of the plurality of tooth end portions, and the insulator holds the iron core,
wherein two of the plurality of grooves are disposed with respect to each one of the plurality of tooth portions, and
wherein the two of the plurality of grooves are arranged at positions on an outer circumferential surface of the core back portion that do not overlap with a projection of the each one of the plurality of tooth portions onto a plane of the core back portion.

US Pat. No. 10,797,550

ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE AND VEHICLE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A rotary electric machine comprising:a stator core provided with a plurality of slots;
stator windings of a plurality of phases provided with a plurality of wave-wound winding coils, each having a slot conductor inserted into each slot of the stator core and included in any one of a plurality of layers and a jumper conductor that connects the same side ends of the slot conductors inserted into different slots to form a coil end; and
a rotor rotatably supported to the stator core by interposing a vacancy,
wherein the winding coils include a first winding coil having a first jumper conductor as the jumper conductor and a second winding coil having a second jumper conductor as the jumper conductor,
the first jumper conductor connects the slot conductors to each other by striding the slots with a slot pitch of “Np=N” in one of the coil ends and striding the slots with a slot pitch of “Np=N” in the other coil end, where “N” denotes the number of slots per pole,
the second jumper conductor connects the slot conductors to each other by striding the slots with a slot pitch of “Np=N+1” in one of the coil ends and striding the slots with a slot pitch of “Np=N?1” in the other coil end, where “N” denotes the number of slots per pole, and
the stator winding has a plurality of slot conductor groups having a plurality of slot conductors of the same phase.

US Pat. No. 10,797,549

ELECTRIC MOTOR

1. An electric motor, comprising:a rotor; and
a stator;
wherein the rotor includes a rotor shaft and a rotor packet mounted on the rotor shaft and connected to the rotor shaft in a torsionally fixed manner, the rotor packet including rotor segments that are stacked on top of one another in an axial direction, a centering disk, and a press-fit connection device; and
wherein the stacks formed by the rotor segments are arranged between the centering disk and the press-fit connection device.

US Pat. No. 10,797,548

HYBRID MODULE INCLUDING MOTOR ROTOR CLAMP RING STAKED TO ROTOR HUB

1. An electric motor comprising:a rotor;
a stator for rotationally driving the rotor;
a rotor carrier hub for supporting the rotor on an outer circumferential surface thereof, the rotor carrier hub including a groove on the outer circumferential surface; and
a clamping ring configured for holding the rotor axially in place on the rotor carrier hub, the clamping ring being fixed on the outer circumferential surface of the rotor carrier hub by at least one inner radial protrusion of the clamping ring extending into contact with the rotor carrier hub in the groove, the clamping ring having an inner diameter non-rotatably joined with the rotor carrier hub independent of the groove, the at least one inner radial protrusion extending radially inward from the inner diameter into the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,797,547

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED STATOR ASSEMBLY FOR USE WITH A ROTOR

The Maglev Aero Co., Hop...

1. A stator for operation with a rotor, comprising:an annular stator base comprising a plurality of stator segments, the stator base defining a central axis, each stator segment including
a sidewall;
a support structure extending from the sidewall;
at least one first stator magnet coupled with a first surface of the support structure;
at least one second stator magnet coupled with a second surface of the support structure opposite the first surface;
the at least one first stator magnet and the at least one second stator magnet defining a stator axis parallel to the central axis, the at least one first stator magnet configured to maintain a first space between a first rotor magnet of the rotor and the at least one first stator magnet along the stator axis, and the at least one second stator magnet configured to maintain a second space between a second rotor magnet of the rotor and the at least one second stator magnet along the stator axis; and
at least one propulsion magnet coupled with the support structure and spaced from one or more third rotor magnets of the rotor, the at least one propulsion magnet configured to output a magnetic field responsive to a control signal to drive the rotor about the central axis.

US Pat. No. 10,797,546

INTERIOR PERMANENT MAGNET ELECTRIC MACHINE WITH FLUX DISTRIBUTING VOIDS

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An electric machine comprising:a stator operably coupled with a rotor, the rotor being rotatable about a rotational axis; wherein the rotor includes a rotor core formed out of magnetically permeable material, the rotor defining a plurality of poles, wherein each pole includes a plurality of discrete axially extending magnet slots formed in the rotor core with at least one permanent magnet being positioned in each of the separate magnet slots; and
wherein each of the plurality of poles defines a respective radial centerline and includes a plurality of voids defined by the rotor core; and
for each of the plurality of poles:
the plurality of magnet slots includes at least one central magnet slot and first and second outer magnet slots, the first and second outer magnet slots being positioned on opposite circumferential sides of the radial centerline of the pole and being at least partially positioned radially outwardly of a radially outermost edge of the at least one central magnet slot;
wherein each of the plurality of voids is spaced from each of the magnet slots and positioned circumferentially between the first and second outer magnet slots and radially outwardly of the at least one central magnet slot;
wherein each of the plurality of voids has a radial length and a circumferential width wherein the radial length is greater than the circumferential width;
wherein each of the plurality of voids is spaced from an outer radial perimeter of the rotor core by a first radial distance that is greater than a minimum radial distance separating the first and second outer magnet slots from the outer radial perimeter of the rotor core; and
wherein the first radial distance is no greater than a minimum radial distance separating the permanent magnets disposed in the first and second outer magnet slots from the outer radial perimeter of the rotor core and wherein each of the plurality of voids is radially spaced from a radially outer edge of the at least one central slot by a second radial distance that is at least as great as the first radial distance.

US Pat. No. 10,797,545

MAGNET-EMBEDDED TYPE ROTOR AND ELECTRIC ROTATING MACHINE HAVING MAGNET-EMBEDDED TYPE ROTOR

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A rotor comprising:a rotor core configured to rotate integrally with a rotor shaft;
a first slot and a second slot, each penetrating through the rotor core in a direction of a rotary axis and when viewed from the direction of the rotary axis of the rotor core, each slot having a substantially rectangular shape with a short inner side and a short outer side and a first long side and a second long side wherein the short inner side and the short outer side each couple an end of the first and second long sides and the short outer sides are radially farther from the rotor shaft than the short inner sides, the short inner side of each of the first slot and the second slot has a first end point and a second end point, the first end points are located closer to each other and the second end points are located farther from each other, the first slot and the second slot being arranged in a V-shape in which the outer sides of the first slot and the second slot are apart from each other and the short inner sides of the first slot and the second slot are close to each other;
a first permanent magnet and a second permanent magnet, each having a substantially rectangular shape when viewed from the direction of the rotary axis of the rotor core, and being inserted in the first slot and the second slot, respectively; and
a communicating portion that penetrates through the rotor core in the direction of the rotary axis and when viewed from the direction of the rotary axis of the rotor core, has a first side connecting the first end points of the short inner sides and a second side connecting the second end points of the short inner sides of the first and second slots wherein the first and second sides are arc-shaped with the arcs being centered on the rotary axis, wherein the rotor core is solid and continuous without an opening from a shaft insertion hole to the communicating portion; and the outer end of the first slot and the outer end of the second slot are apart from the outer surface of the rotor core.

US Pat. No. 10,797,544

ROTOR FOR SHAPING AIRGAP FLUX DENSITY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An electric machine comprising:a rotor defining a cavity containing a magnet, an outer periphery and a top bridge therebetween, wherein the cavity includes a first leg and a second leg each extending to and being separate from the top bridge wherein the first leg and the second leg sandwich the magnet,
wherein the top bridge defines a first segment and a second segment collectively extending between the first leg and the second leg, wherein the first segment has a first length L1 and is positioned closer to the Q-axis than the second segment, and the second segment has a second length L2 greater than the first length L1,
wherein the first segment and the second segment are each spaced apart from the outer periphery by a width that is minimum closest to a Q-axis, is maximum closest to a D-axis, and monotonically increases from the minimum to the maximum such that during operation a rate of change of rotor airgap flux density associated with each segment differs.

US Pat. No. 10,797,543

ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A rotating electric machine comprising:a stator including a stator core and an armature coil wound on the stator core; and
a rotor arranged radially inside the stator to radially face the stator, the rotor including a field core, a field coil and a tubular short-circuiting member, the field core having a plurality of magnetic pole portions for respectively forming a plurality of magnetic poles the polarities of which are alternately different in a circumferential direction, the field coil being wound on the field core, the short-circuiting member being arranged radially outside the magnetic pole portions to cover radially outer surfaces of the magnetic pole portions and magnetically connecting each circumferentially-adjacent pair of the magnetic pole portions,
wherein:
the short-circuiting member is provided within an axial range between two axial ends of the stator core;
a radial thickness of the short-circuiting member is smaller than a radial thickness of an annular part of the stator core; and
W/Wst>1/(6·n), where n is a slot multiplier number, W is the radial thickness of the short-circuiting member and Wst is the radial thickness of the annular part of the stator core.

US Pat. No. 10,797,542

STATOR OF AN ELECTRIC MACHINE PROVIDED WITH FLUID COOLING

FERRARI S.P.A., Modena (...

1. A stator (1) of an electric machine comprising:a magnetic core (2), which has two opposite base walls and is provided with a plurality of slots, each of them extending from a base wall to the opposite base wall, the magnetic core including a first end and a second end;
a winding (3), which is provided with a plurality of conductors, each having a straight segment, which is inserted in a respective slot of the magnetic core (2), and two curved segments, which are arranged on the outside of the magnetic core (2), are opposite one another and are part of two respective heads (5, 6) of the winding (3); and
a cooling circuit (7), which is designed to be flown through by a cooling fluid and has a single inlet opening (8) of the cooling fluid and a single outlet opening (9) of the cooling fluid within a first end body;
wherein the cooling circuit (7) comprises a plurality of main channels (10), which are formed inside the magnetic core (2) in proximity to the slots, and radially more on the outside than the slots containing the conductors, each of them extending from a base wall to the opposite base wall;
wherein the cooling circuit (7) comprises the first end body at the first end of the magnetic core and second end body at the second end of the magnetic core each resting against the magnetic core (2) in a fluid-tight manner, being arranged around a corresponding head (5, 6) of the winding (3) and containing a series of joining channels (13), which are connected to the ends of the main channels (10) leading into the corresponding base of the magnetic core (2);
wherein the cooling circuit (7) comprises a first annular manifold (14), which is closed on itself, is arranged coaxially within the first end body of the magnetic core (2) and is connected to the inlet opening (8) of the cooling fluid, and a second annular manifold (15), which is closed on itself, is arranged coaxially within the first end body of the magnetic core (2) and is connected to the outlet opening (9) of the cooling fluid; and
wherein the joining channels in the first end body are alternatingly straight and u-shaped, wherein some of the straight channels are fluidly connected to the first annular manifold and the other straight channels are fluidly connected to the second annular manifold, wherein the joining channels in the second body are u-shaped, and wherein the annular manifolds, joining channels and main channels are configured to provide a continuous fluid pathway from the inlet opening of the first annular manifold to the outlet opening of the second annular manifold.

US Pat. No. 10,797,541

MAGNETIC PLATE LAMINATE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, AND MOTOR USING THIS LAMINATE

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A magnetic-plate laminate, comprising:a laminate in which a plurality of thin strips are laminated; and
a fastening member that is provided in an opening of the laminate, wherein:
the fastening member includes a hollow cylinder, and a plurality of planar portions which are located at each end of the cylinder, each planar portion having a plate shape and extending from a corresponding end of the cylinder in a vertical direction of the cylinder,
each thin strip has a thickness of 10 to 100 ?m, and
each thin strip includes an amorphous material.

US Pat. No. 10,797,540

STATOR, MOTOR, COMPRESSOR, AND REFRIGERATION AIR CONDITIONER

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A stator comprising:a first core having a yoke extending in a circumferential direction about an axis line and having a second insertion hole, and a tooth extending from the yoke in a direction toward the axis line and having a first insertion hole; and
a second core having a first part disposed in the first insertion hole and a second part disposed in the second insertion hole, the second core being formed of amorphous metal or nanocrystal metal, wherein
the tooth has a side wall on each side of the first insertion hole in the circumferential direction, and the side wall has a first opening part through which the first part of the second core is exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,797,539

FAN ROTOR

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A fan motor, comprising:a metal body, including a rotating shaft, a cylindrical portion, a connecting portion, an opening, and at least one rotor magnet,
wherein
the rotating shaft is disposed in the cylindrical portion and connected to a top surface of the cylindrical portion;
the top surface is disposed at an end of the cylindrical portion;
the connecting portion is formed at another end of the cylindrical portion and extends radially from an outer wall of the opening towards a direction away from the rotating shaft;
the at least one rotor magnet is installed around an inner wall surface of the cylindrical portion; and
a vane wheel, including a connecting structure and a vane unit;
wherein
the connecting structure is cylindrical, the metal body is sheathed in the connecting structure, and the connecting structure is locked to the connecting portion;
the vane unit is locked to the connecting structure; and
the vane wheel is detachably connected to the metal body.

US Pat. No. 10,797,538

WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:communication circuitry;
a battery;
a power receiver configured to receive power wirelessly from a power transmitting device;
a rectifying circuit;
a converting circuit;
a charging circuit; and
a processor configured to:
control the rectifying circuit to rectify the received power;
compare a voltage of a rectified power obtained by rectifying the received power with an allowable voltage of the charging circuit;
in response to the voltage of the rectified power being greater than or equal to the allowable voltage of the charging circuit, charge the battery of the electronic device using a converted power obtained by converting the rectified power, wherein the allowable voltage relates to a maximum voltage or a preferable voltage to be applied to the charging circuit,
in response to the voltage of the rectified power being less than the allowable voltage of the charging circuit, charge the battery of the electronic device using the rectified power without converting the rectified power, and
in response to receiving a control signal for disabling a wireless charging function from the power transmitting device through the communication circuitry, stop charging the battery of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,797,537

DISTRIBUTED WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Northeastern University, ...

1. A method for distributed wireless charging, comprising:in a network comprising at least two spatially distributed energy transmitters, a plurality of energy receiving target devices, and a controller comprising one or more processors and memory, and machine readable instructions stored in the memory executable by the one or more processors, the steps of, at the controller:
receiving a communication from at least one energy receiving target device or from one of the energy transmitters comprising a need for energy by one or more of the energy receiving target devices; and;
transmitting to the at least two energy transmitters, instructions for wireless transmission of radio frequency (RF) energy from the at least two energy transmitters to form constructive interference at an identified energy receiving target device, wherein the at least two energy transmitters are operative to coordinate adjustment of one or more of a frequency, a phase, and a time of transmission of the RF energy to form constructive energy beams at the identified energy receiving target device; and
wherein each of the energy transmitters comprises a software-defined radio configurable by communications from the controller, and an antenna in communication with the software-defined radio, and each of the energy transmitters is switchable between an energy transmission mode and an active data communication mode using a wireless data communication protocol for the network;
wherein the controller is further operative to
transmit instructions including scheduling transmissions of energy over time to each of the energy receiving target devices;
apportion energy transmission between multiple ones of the energy receiving target devices based on current energy levels of each energy receiving target device, a number of the energy receiving target devices, and an estimated future energy demand;
register, authenticate or track a location of each of the multiple energy receiving target devices; or
store an energy map in the memory, the energy map comprising an updatable compilation of present and historical energy levels of the multiple energy receiving target devices.

US Pat. No. 10,797,536

DETECTION DEVICE, POWER RECEPTION DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A power receiving device comprising:a power receiving coil configured to receive wireless power from a power transmitting device;
a battery that is chargeable with the wireless power;
a switch that is connectable to the battery;
memory configured to store a predetermined reference Q value; and
a control circuit configured to control the switch to be disconnected from the battery when the predetermined reference Q value is sent from the power receiving device to the power transmitting device,
wherein the predetermined reference Q value is determined prior to the power receiving coil receiving the wireless power from the power transmitting device when the power receiving device is disposed on the power transmitting device in the absence of a foreign substance between the power transmitting device and the power receiving device.

US Pat. No. 10,797,535

Q-FACTOR MEASUREMENT

Integrated Device Technol...

1. A method of determining a Q-factor in a transmit circuit with a resonant circuit, comprising:setting a system voltage;
performing a coarse scan to determine a coarse resonant frequency;
performing a fine scan based on the coarse scan to determine a resonant frequency;
performing a final measurement at the resonant frequency to determine an average system voltage and an average peak voltage of the resonant circuit;
calculating a Q parameter from the average system voltage and the average peak voltage; and
calculating the Q-factor from the Q parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,797,534

FOREIGN OBJECT DETECTION IN WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEMS WITH MULTIPLE POWER RECEIVING DEVICES PRESENT ON A POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless power transmitting device with a charging surface configured to receive first and second wireless power receiving devices simultaneously, the wireless power transmitting device comprising:a plurality of coils;
wireless power transmitting circuitry coupled to the plurality of coils and configured to transmit wireless power signals with the plurality of coils; and
control circuitry configured to:
determine that the first wireless power receiving device and the second wireless power receiving device are coupled with the plurality of coils;
gather measurements using the plurality of coils;
modify the measurements to obtain first modified measurements that are associated with the first wireless power receiving device and that are compensated for interaction between the first and second wireless power receiving devices; and
modify the measurements to obtain second modified measurements that are associated with the second wireless power receiving device and that are compensated for interaction between the first and second wireless power receiving devices.

US Pat. No. 10,797,533

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

DELTA ELECTRONICS (THAILA...

1. A wireless power transmission device, comprising:a contactless transmitter unit receiving an input AC power, wherein the contactless transmitter unit comprises a transmitter coil;
a contactless receiver unit comprising a receiver coil, wherein the receiver coil and the transmitter coil are electromagnetically coupled with each other and define a contactless transformer collaboratively, and the input AC power is electromagnetically coupled to the receiver coil through the transmitter coil, so that the input AC power is converted into a first output AC power; and
a step-down transformer comprising a first coil and a second coil, wherein the first coil and the second coil are electromagnetically coupled with each other, the first coil is electrically connected with the receiver coil to receive the first output AC power, and a second output AC power is outputted from the second coil, wherein a turn ratio of the first coil to the second coil is larger than a turn ratio of the transmitter coil to the receiver coil.

US Pat. No. 10,797,532

INTELLIGENT WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER, CHARGING SYSTEM USING INTELLIGENT WIRELESS POWER AND INTELLIGENT WIRELESS POWER-PROVIDING METHOD

KOREA ELECTRONICS TECHNOL...

1. A wireless power transmitter comprising:an array antenna module configured to transmit microwaves; and
a local controller configured to control the array antenna module to wirelessly transmit power to a wireless power receiver using the microwaves,
wherein the array antenna module comprises:
an array of microstrip patch antennas arranged in a plurality of rows, each rose comprising two or more microstrip patch antennas connected in series,
an amplifier configured to amplify microwaves from the array of microstrip patch antennas,
a phase shifter configured to change phase of channels of the microstrip patch antennas, and
a synchronizer configured to synchronize channels of the array of microstrip patch antennas,
wherein the local controller is further configured to:
perform a beam-scanning operation for transmitting a search signal,
in response to the search signal, receive a response signal from the wireless power receiver,
process the response signal to obtain wireless power transmission information, and
based on the obtained wireless power transmission information, change one or more settings for beamforming of the microwaves output from the array antenna module.

US Pat. No. 10,797,531

METHOD AND POWER TRANSMITTER FOR CONTROLLING POWER TRANSMISSION

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of controlling power transmission in a power transmitter, the method comprising:receiving, from a first power receiver, first voltage information including a first minimum voltage, a first maximum voltage, and a first set voltage that is between the first minimum voltage and the first maximum voltage;
based on receiving the first voltage information, outputting a first level of power;
receiving, from the first power receiver, first measurement information including a voltage measured at an output of a rectifier of the first power receiver;
receiving, from a second power receiver, second voltage information including a second minimum voltage, a second maximum voltage, and a second set voltage that is between the second minimum voltage and the second maximum voltage;
receiving, from the second power receiver, second measurement information including a voltage measured at an output of a rectifier of the second power receiver;
selecting a power receiver from the first power receiver and the second power receiver based on the first measurement information and the second measurement information; and
adjusting a level of power from the first level to a second level to reduce a difference between a set voltage of the selected power receiver and a measured voltage of the selected power receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,797,530

POWER TRANSMITTING METHOD AND POWER TRANSMITTER FOR COMMUNICATION WITH POWER RECEIVER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of wirelessly transmitting power by a wireless power transmitter, the method comprising:outputting, through a resonator of the wireless power transmitter, first power;
based on the first power, detecting a load variation;
in response to detecting the load variation, outputting, through the resonator, second power for communicating with a wireless power receiver;
changing a power level of the second power from a first level to a second level while outputting the second power;
receiving a first signal from the wireless power receiver while outputting the second power, wherein the first signal includes reference information;
based on the reference information, transmitting a second signal to the wireless power receiver; and
transmitting, through the resonator, third power to the wireless power receiver for charging the wireless power receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,797,529

WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER APPARATUS AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

Mistubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A wireless power transfer apparatus for transferring power to a power receiving apparatus, the wireless power transfer apparatus comprising:a support on which the power receiving apparatus is placed;
a coil disposed below the support and configured to generate a high-frequency magnetic field upon receiving supply of a high-frequency current;
a communication device disposed below the support and configured to perform radio communication with the power receiving apparatus;
a first magnetic shield member made of an electric conductor, the first magnetic shield member being disposed between the communication device and the coil; and
a second magnetic shield member made of an electric conductor or a magnetic body, the second magnetic shield member being disposed on at least one of a lower surface and a lateral surface of the communication device,
wherein the first magnetic shield member and the second magnetic shield member are formed integrally with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,797,528

NON-CONTACT FEEDING DEVICE

Omron Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A non-contact feeding device comprising: a power transmission device; anda power receiving device to which power is transmitted from the power transmission device in
a non-contact manner, wherein the power transmission device includes:
a transmission coil configured to supply the power to the power receiving device, a power supply circuit configured to supply AC power to the transmission coil and to be capable of adjusting at least one of a switching frequency and voltage of the AC power supplied to the transmission coil, a first communicator configured to receive an output voltage abnormal signal from the power receiving device, and
a control circuit configured to change at least one of the switching frequency and the voltage of the AC power supplied from the power supply circuit to the transmission coil when the first communicator receives the output voltage abnormal signal,
wherein the power receiving device includes:
a resonance circuit including a receiving coil receiving the power from the power transmission device and a resonance capacitor connected in series to the receiving coil,
a rectifier circuit configured to rectify the power received through the resonance circuit,
a resonance suppressing coil disposed so as to be capable of being electromagnetically coupled to the receiving coil,
a switch circuit connected to the resonance suppressing coil to be capable of switching between short circuit and opening of the resonance suppressing coil, a voltage detection circuit configured to measure an output voltage of a power output from the rectifier circuit to obtain a measured value of the output voltage; a switching element connected between the rectifier circuit and a load circuit;
a second communicator capable of communicating with the first communicator, and a determination circuit configured to cause the second communicator to transmit the output voltage abnormal signal while controlling the switch circuit so as to short-circuit the resonance suppressing coil when the measured value of the output voltage becomes greater than or equal to a predetermined upper-limit threshold, wherein the determination circuit switches the switching element between ON and OFF when the measured value of the output voltage deviates from a permissive range.

US Pat. No. 10,797,527

WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER PAD WITH MULTIPLE WINDINGS AND MAGNETIC PATHWAY BETWEEN WINDINGS

Wireless Advanced Vehicle...

1. A wireless power transfer (“WPT”) pad apparatus comprising:a ferrite structure; and
four windings adjacent to the ferrite structure, wherein a horizontal surface of the ferrite structure is adjacent to each of the four windings, each of the four windings wound in a horizontal pattern that is planar to the horizontal surface,
wherein the four windings are arranged in a two-by-two square pattern in a north-south-north-south polarity arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,797,526

POWER RECEPTION DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A power reception device configured to receive power in a wireless manner from a power transmission device configured to perform a power conversion operation, comprising:a first capacitor electrically connected between a first power line and a second power line connected respectively to both ends of a power reception coil that receives power from the power transmission device;
a voltage sensor configured to detect a voltage of the first power line with respect to the second power line;
a current sensor configured to detect a current flowing through one of the first power line and the second power line;
a crowbar circuit including a diode bridge which is implemented by a first diode, a second diode, a third diode and a fourth diode as well as a first switching element and a second switching element, and configured to rectify the full wave of AC power between the first power line and the second power line and output the rectified AC power to a positive electrode line and a negative electrode line;
a second capacitor electrically connected between the second power line and the negative electrode line; and
a controller configured to output a first control signal for making the first switching element conductive and a second control signal for making the second switching element conductive,
the first diode having an anode connected to the negative electrode line and a cathode connected to the first power line,
the second diode having an anode connected to the negative electrode line and a cathode connected to the second power line,
the third diode having an anode connected to the first power line and a cathode connected to the positive electrode line,
the fourth diode having an anode connected to the second power line and a cathode connected to the positive electrode line,
the first switching element being connected in parallel to the first diode,
the second switching element being connected in parallel to the second diode,
in the case where a detection value of the current sensor indicates that the power reception device is not receiving power normally even though the power conversion operation of the power transmission device is being performed, the controller being configured to output at least one of the first control signal and the second control signal to the crowbar circuit after stopping the power conversion operation of the power transmission device so as to determine whether or not a malfunction is present in the crowbar circuit based on a detection value of the voltage sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,797,525

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A wireless power transmission apparatus comprising:a power transmission device configured to wirelessly transmit electric power to a power reception apparatus;
an inverter configured to generate transmission power having a prescribed frequency and supply the transmission power to the power transmission device; and
a control device configured to control the inverter,
the control device being configured to:
adjust magnitude of the transmission power by adjusting a duty of an output voltage of the inverter;
adjust the frequency by controlling the inverter;
determine whether a temperature of the inverter exceeds a limit temperature;
execute first control for adjusting the frequency such that a loss of the inverter decreases while maintaining the transmission power, when the temperature of the inverter is determined to exceed the limit temperature; and
execute second control for reducing the transmission power, when the temperature of the inverter is determined to exceed the limit temperature even if the first control is executed.

US Pat. No. 10,797,524

TECHNIQUES FOR POWER TRANSFER THROUGH WHEELS OF A PATIENT SUPPORT APPARATUS

Stryker Corporation, Kal...

1. A power transfer system comprising:a patient support apparatus comprising a support structure having a base and a patient support surface for a patient and wheels coupled to said support structure to facilitate movement of said patient support apparatus over a floor surface and wherein one or more of said wheels includes a power receiver integrated therewith; and
a power transfer device separated from said patient support apparatus and being energizable to interact with said wheel to facilitate power transfer between said power transfer device and said power receiver through said wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,797,523

NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A non-contact power supply device comprising:a power supply element provided in a power supply unit;
an AC power supply circuit which supplies AC power to the power supply element,
a power receiving element, being provided in a power receiving unit with facing to the power supply element, which is electrically coupled to the power supply element to receive AC power in a non-contact manner;
a power receiving circuit which generate a received voltage by converting the AC power received by the power receiving element, and outputs the received voltage to an electric load;
a resonant element connected to one of the power supply element and the power receiving element to configure a resonance circuit;
a power supply substrate configured to include a first part of the AC power supply circuit,
a power receiving substrate configured to include a first part of the power receiving circuit, and
a resonant substrate configured to include
the resonant element,
a connector configured to connect one of the power supply substrate and the power receiving substrate, and
a pair of terminals configured to connect one of the power supply element and the power receiving element to the resonant substrate,
the power supply substrate, the power receiving substrate, and the resonant substrate are separated from one another, and
the non-contact power supply device is configured to accommodate multiple types of the power supply element and the power receiving element by changing an element constant of the resonant element via the connector and the pair of terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,797,522

MAGNETIC RESONANCE COUPLING ARRANGEMENT

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A wireless power transfer system, comprising:a first resonator having a first resonant frequency ?o1, a half power bandwidth ??1, and an unloaded quality factor Qo1=?o1/??1 coupled through a first coupling circuit to a power source; and
a second resonator having a second resonant frequency ?o2, a half power bandwidth ??2, and an unloaded quality factor Qo2=?o2/??2 coupled through a second coupling circuit to a load, the first resonator disposed a distance away from the second resonator;
wherein the configuring of the first and second coupling circuits based on expressing transmission power from the first resonator to the second resonator as a function of external coupling with the source and external coupling with the load and determining partial derivatives of the transmission power with respect to the external couplings in order to find optimal external couplings and in order to find optimal characteristic impedance of the first and second coupling circuits,
wherein the partial derivatives of the transmission power with respect to the external couplings are governed by:

where, MS1opt is the optimal external coupling between the source and the first resonator,
M11 and M22 are normalized self-coupling terms of the first and second resonators,
M12 is the inter-resonator coupling,
M2Lopt is the optimal external coupling between the second resonator and the load, and
M12tgt is a user-specified inter-resonator coupling, the optimal characteristic impedance are governed by:

where, k12tgt is the user specified inter-resonator coupling coefficient,
L1 is the inductance of the first resonator, and
L2 is the inductance of the second resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,797,521

CONTROL CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

DELTA ELECTRONICS (THAILA...

1. A control circuit for a wireless power transmission device, the wireless power transmission device comprising an input capacitor, a transmitter unit and a receiver unit, the transmitter unit comprising a transmitter coil and an inverter circuit for receiving an input DC power, output terminals of the inverter circuit being connected with the transmitter coil, the input DC power being converted into an AC power by the inverter circuit, the AC power being transmitted from the transmitter coil, the input capacitor being connected with input terminals of the inverter circuit in parallel, the control circuit comprising:a transmitter detecting unit for obtaining an input power of the transmitter unit and generating an input power signal;
a first control unit for generating a control signal according to a result of comparing the input power signal with a reference input power signal; and
a driver unit for driving switching devices of the transmitter unit according to the control signal, thereby adjusting the input power of the transmitter unit, wherein at least one of an output ripple and a magnitude of an output of the receiver unit, is adjusted through adjusting the input power of the transmitter unit,
wherein the transmitter detecting unit comprises;
a voltage detecting circuit connected with input terminals of the input capacitor, and detecting a voltage at the input terminals of the input capacitor;
a current detecting circuit connected with the input terminals of the inverter circuit, and detecting a current to the input terminals of the inverter circuit;
a low pass filter connected with the current detecting circuit, wherein the current into the input terminals of the inverter circuit is filtered by the low pass filter; and
a multiplier connected with the voltage detecting circuit and the low pass filter, wherein the multiplier obtains the input power of the transmitter unit according to the voltage at the input terminals of the input capacitor and the filtered current from the low pass filter and generates the input power signal according to the input power.

US Pat. No. 10,797,520

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND POWER RECEPTION DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A wireless power transmission system comprising:an AC power source configured to generate an AC voltage;
a power transmission resonator configured to generate a magnetic field corresponding to the AC voltage;
a power reception resonator configured to receive AC power via the magnetic field;
an AC/DC converter configured to convert the AC power to DC power and supply the DC power to a battery;
a first circuit disposed between the AC power source and the power transmission resonator; the first circuit comprising at least one passive element; and
a second circuit disposed between the power reception resonator and the AC/DC converter; the second circuit comprising at least one passive element;
wherein parameter values of the passive elements in the first circuit and the second circuit are set so that an absolute value of an inverse transfer function between an input voltage and an output voltage of a target system at a frequency of the AC voltage is equal to or less than a divided value of the AC voltage by a battery voltage during a period of time when the AC voltage is increased from a first voltage value to a second voltage value, the target system comprising the first circuit, the power transmission resonator, the power reception resonator; the second circuit and the AC/DC converter.

US Pat. No. 10,797,519

CONTACTLESS POWER FEEDING APPARATUS

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

1. A contactless power feeding apparatus comprising:a fixed electrode device; and
a movable electrode device that is movable with respect to the fixed electrode device, the fixed electrode device and the movable electrode device being capable of exchanging electric power through electric field coupling,
wherein the fixed electrode device includes at least one fixed electrode plate extending in a longitudinal direction, the movable electrode device is movable along the fixed electrode plate in the longitudinal direction, and includes at least one movable electrode unit, the movable electrode unit being movable in a plate thickness direction of the fixed electrode plate, and the movable electrode unit includes a pair of movable electrode plates opposed to both side faces of the fixed electrode plate, and a spacer member that maintains a constant distance between the pair of movable electrode plates, and causes conduction between the pair of movable electrode plates.

US Pat. No. 10,797,518

ADAPTIVE SCALABLE WIRELESS CHARGING MODULE WITH FREE POSITIONING

1. A wireless charging resource comprising:a plurality of processing elements;
a plurality of insulating elements; and
a plurality of coils, wherein the processing elements, insulating elements, and coils are arranged in a repeating array.

US Pat. No. 10,797,517

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING WIRELESS POWER IN A REMOVABLE WIRELESS CHARGING MODULE

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. A wireless charging module comprising:an antenna disposed within a plastic lower portion of the wireless charging module, the plastic lower portion of the wireless charging module to enable the antenna to wirelessly receive power from a wireless charging pad, the wireless charging module to fit at least partially within an information handling system;
a wireless charger disposed within the wireless charging module, the wireless charger to communicate with the antenna and with the information handling system, the wireless charger to determine whether the information handling system is in a bypass mode, to set a minimum power level for the information handling system in response to the information handling system being in the bypass mode, and to provide the minimum power level to the information handling system; and
a battery in communication with the wireless charger, the battery to store power received from the wireless charger.

US Pat. No. 10,797,516

LIGHTING SYSTEM INCLUDING A POWER BACKUP DEVICE

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system comprising:a first input terminal configured for electrical coupling with a backup power source;
a second input terminal and a third input terminal configured for electrical coupling with a main power source;
a first plurality of LEDs;
a first current source electrically coupled to the first plurality of LEDs and configured to provide a first pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal to the first plurality of LEDs;
a controller electrically coupled between the third input terminal and the current source and configured to provide a control signal to operate the first current source in a normal power mode and disable the first current source in a backup power mode; and
a switch arranged on an electrical path between the first plurality of LEDs and the first input terminal and configured to open the electrical path in the normal power mode and to close the electrical path to supply current from the first input terminal directly to the first plurality of LEDs in the backup power mode.

US Pat. No. 10,797,515

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY AND SYSTEM FOR AN UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY

MASCHINENFABRIK REINHAUSE...

1. A method of controlling an uninterrupted power supply with a system, wherein the system comprises:a first connection terminal, which is connectable to an alternating current source;
a second connection terminal, which is connectable to an alternating current load;
a switch comprising:
a first switch terminal connected to the first connection terminal;
a second switch terminal connected to the second connection terminal;
a first thyristor connected between the first switch terminal and the second switch terminal; and
a second thyristor connected between the first switch terminal and the second switch terminal in anti-parallel to the first thyristor;
an energy store; and
an inverter connected to the second connection terminal and the energy store, and
wherein:
a switch current flowing through the switch is detected;
a first potential present at the first connection terminal is detected; and
in a first fault case, in which an amount of the first potential drops so that an instantaneous value of the first potential infringes a first predetermined permissibility rule and an amount of the switch current rises so that an instantaneous value of the switch current infringes a second predetermined permissibility rule:
a second potential present at the second switch terminal is set using the inverter such that the switch current is driven to zero; and
after setting the second potential, the switch current is checked in that:
the amount of the switch current is detected up to a predetermined first checking time after the setting of the second potential and is compared with a predetermined threshold value, and if this second threshold value is exceeded, a first check result is evaluated as positive, and otherwise as negative;
in the case of the positive first check result, the second potential is reversed;
in the case of the negative first check result, the switch current is detected at a predetermined second checking time at or after the first checking time and is compared with zero, and if there is a departure from zero, a second check result is evaluated as positive, and otherwise as negative; and
in the case of the positive second check result, the second potential is reversed.

US Pat. No. 10,797,514

FUEL CELL SYSTEM FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LOADS

BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION,...

1. A fuel cell system, comprising:a power module comprising at least one fuel cell segment;
an input output module comprising at least one inverter;
a rectifier; and
an electric distribution module comprising at least a first electrical connector and a second electrical connector;
wherein:
the at least one fuel cell segment is electrically connected to the at least one inverter and is electrically connected to an information technology (IT) load via a split bus;
the at least one inverter is electrically connected to an alternating current (AC) source via the first electrical connector of the electric distribution module; and
the rectifier is electrically connected to the AC source via the second electrical connector of the electric distribution module and is electrically connected to the IT load via the split bus;
wherein the electric distribution module is configured to:
receive a signal from the power module or from the IT load to control the second electrical connector to control the flow of current from the AC source to the IT load; and
to close the second electrical connector in response to receiving the signal indicating that insufficient power is provided to the IT load.

US Pat. No. 10,797,513

TECHNOLOGIES FOR INTERACTIVE PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A double-conversion uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system comprising:an active rectifier having an input and an output;
an inverter having an input and an output, the input of the inverter being coupled to the output of the active rectifier;
an inductor coupled to either the input of the active rectifier or the output of the inverter; and
a digital signal processor coupled with the inductor to:
define a curve as a function of a plurality of user-input reference points associated with the inductor, wherein the curve is indicative of an electromagnetic behavior of the inductor,
determine, in response to an application of current to the inductor, an inductance value for the inductor based on the defined curve and the applied current, and
set, as a function of the determined inductance value, a duty cycle to control switching of at least one of the active rectifier and the inverter.

US Pat. No. 10,797,512

UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. An uninterruptible power supply comprising:a power converter that converts input power into output power;
a detector that detects a voltage value or a current value in an interior portion of an uninterruptible power supply body; and
a controller that controls the power converter based on the detected voltage value or current value and generates one or more command values, wherein
the controller compares the one command value with one or more predetermined reference values respectively, corresponding to the one command value, or the command values with the predetermined reference values, respectively, corresponding thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,797,511

PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SYSTEM WITH STATIONARY ENERGY STORAGE CONTROL AND POWER FACTOR CORRECTION

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. An energy storage system comprising:a photovoltaic energy field configured to convert solar energy into electrical energy;
a stationary energy storage device;
an energy converter configured to convert the electrical energy from the photovoltaic energy field and store the converted energy in the stationary energy storage device at a charge rate, convert the electrical energy stored in the stationary energy storage device into AC power and discharge the AC power a discharge rate, and supply a campus with the AC power at the discharge rate;
a point of interconnection configured to receive power from an energy grid, the energy converter, and the photovoltaic energy field and configured to supply power to the campus; and
a controller configured to:
predict a load of the campus over a time horizon;
predict an energy generation of the photovoltaic energy field over the time horizon;
generate a cost function defining a cost of supplying the power to the campus over the time horizon;
identify a current reactive power of the campus;
determine a required amount of reactive power from the energy converter to at least partially negate the current reactive power to achieve a target power factor;
apply a set of constraints to the cost function, the constraints defining a relationship between the discharge rate of the AC power and one or more variables in the cost function and ensuring that the energy converter has sufficient capacity to supply both the AC power at the discharge rate and the required amount of reactive power;
determine a solution to the cost function which satisfies the set of constraints, wherein the solution comprises a minimization of the cost function over the time horizon, a specific discharge rate of the AC power, and at least one of the required amount of reactive power or the target power factor to achieve the solution; and
control the energy converter to supply the campus with the AC power at the specific discharge rate and the required amount of reactive power to achieve the target power factor.

US Pat. No. 10,797,510

POWER STORAGE AND SUPPLY METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A DRILLING RIG

Keppel FELS Limited, Sin...

1. A power storage and supply method for a drilling rig, the method comprising:controlling, by a Mode Selection Smart Controller in a power storage and supply system, selection of a charging mode of an Energy Storage System (ES S) in the power storage and supply system to store regenerative energy generated during an operation of the drilling system in the drilling rig, wherein the power storage and supply system comprises:
a primary common DC bus;
the Energy Storage System (ES S) connected to the primary common DC bus;
at least one secondary DC bus;
at least one bi-directional DC-to-DC converter connected between the primary common DC bus and the at least one secondary DC bus;
at least one DC-to-AC inverter connected between the at least one secondary DC bus and at least one motor group; and
the Mode Selection Smart Controller,
wherein the primary common DC bus is provided to enable connection between the Energy Storage System (ESS) and all of the at least one bi-directional converter in the power storage and supply system; and
charging the ESS by the regenerative energy generated during the operation of the drilling system from one or more than one of the at least one motor group in the power storage and supply system.

US Pat. No. 10,797,509

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING WIRELESS CHARGING

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a power receiver including a receiver coil configured to receive a power signal from a wireless power transmitting device and a wireless charging integrated circuit (IC) configured to convert the power signal into electrical energy;
a power management circuit electrically connected to the power receiver and configured to charge a battery using the electrical energy; and
a processor electrically connected with the power receiver and the power management circuit,
wherein the processor is configured to:
activate a power hold mode if a charging level of the battery is a fully charged level and allow the power receiver to transmit a charging hold message to the wireless power transmitting device, and
if a current charging level is less than a threshold, deactivate the power hold mode and perform an auxiliary charging of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,797,508

PORTABLE DEVICE DOCKING STATION CHARGE MECHANISM

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An induction charger comprising:an inner housing, comprising an emitting primary induction coil;an outer housing comprising a receiving secondary induction coil;a primary dock configured to engage a primary chargeable device in a first configuration, wherein in the first configuration a receiving induction coil of the primary chargeable device receives energy from the emitting primary induction coil; anda secondary device dock in communication with the receiving secondary induction coil and configured to receive energy from the receiving secondary induction coil, wherein the receiving secondary induction coil is configured to receive excess energy from the emitting primary induction coil without interfering with the receiving induction coil.

US Pat. No. 10,797,507

WIRELESS CHARGING METHOD, AND APPARATUS AND SYSTEM THEREFOR

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

1. A wireless charging method of a wireless power transmitter, the wireless charging method comprising:controlling transmitted power from the wireless power transmitter based on a feedback signal periodically received from a wireless power receiver during power transmission while the wireless power receiver is present in a charging area of the wireless power transmitter;
determining whether the wireless power receiver is present in the charging area of the wireless power transmitter during the power transmission of the transmitted power; and
in response to determining that the wireless power receiver is no longer present in the charging area, constantly maintaining a strength of the transmitted power while the wireless power receiver is absent from the charging area of the wireless power transmitter,
wherein, in the constantly maintaining the strength of the transmitted power, the strength of the transmitted power which is constantly maintained is determined by any one of a strength of transmitted power adjusted based on a last received feedback information, a strength of an initially transmitted power when the power transmission starts, and a power strength corresponding to a category or class of the wireless power receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,797,505

WIRELESS CHARGING GUIDE SYSTEM, WIRELESS CHARGING GUIDE METHOD AND WIRELESS CHARGING GUIDE DEVICE

Qisda (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.,...

1. A wireless charging guide system, comprising:a display providing a display function, the display comprising a wireless charging cradle for supporting the display, the wireless charging cradle comprising a top surface;
an electronic device, comprising a power storage unit and a charging unit, wherein the electronic device is movable to be placed at different positions on the top surface; and
a visual guide medium, comprising position information for guiding the electronic device, wherein when the electronic device is guided to be placed at a first position on the top surface of the wireless charging cradle, the charging unit, with respect to the wireless charging cradle, has a charging rate larger than a first default value and starts to charge the power storage unit, and the position information is accessed from a remote server according to a model of the electronic device,
wherein the electronic device obtains the position information through the remote server to be placed at a charging position.

US Pat. No. 10,797,504

SYSTEM, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A wireless charging system comprising:a plurality of charging holders positioned adjacent to each other; each charging holder including:
a first transmit coil positioned on a first side of a shield and configured to generate a first magnetic field to wirelessly transfer power,
a second transmit coil positioned on an opposite side of the shield and configured to generate a second magnetic field to wirelessly transfer power to a portable electronic device on an adjacent charging holder,
wherein the first magnetic field and second magnetic field are transmitted in a direction away from the shield,
a sensor configured to sense a presence of the portable electronic device on an adjacent charging holder.

US Pat. No. 10,797,503

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING BIDIRECTIONAL TRANSIENT VOLTAGE SUPPORT AND POWER

Maxwell Technologies, Inc...

1. An apparatus for storing energy, comprising:a plurality of energy storage cells;
a switching circuit configured to control a transient voltage support to a battery provided by the plurality of energy storage cells;
a charging circuit configured to charge the plurality of energy storage cells; and
a processing system configured to:
activate the charging circuit to charge the plurality of energy storage cells,
control the switching circuit to control the transient voltage support of the plurality of energy storage cells to the battery,
maintain the switching circuit in the open state while activating the charging circuit to charge the plurality of energy storage cells until the plurality of energy storage cells obtains a charge level with a threshold range of the battery,
measure a voltage through the switching circuit,
measure a temperature of the plurality of energy storage cells, and
maintain the switching circuit in a closed state based on the temperature of the energy storage cells being below a first threshold value and the voltage through the switching circuit being below a second threshold value,
wherein the switching circuit and the charging circuit provide parallel paths between the plurality of energy storage cells and the battery terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,797,502

CHARGING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for charging an electronic device, comprising:disconnecting a first charging path, when a charging circuit is in a first charging mode and the electronic device is detected to be connected to a second charging mode, wherein the electronic device comprises the charging circuit including the first charging path comprising a first switch operating in the first charging mode, a second charging path comprising a third switch operating in a second charging mode, and a parallel charging path comprising a second switch operating simultaneously in the first charging mode and the second charging mode;
controlling the parallel charging path through the first switch and the second switch;
controlling the second charging path through the third switch;
obtaining a charging protocol corresponding to a charging type used in the second charging mode; and
determining whether to adopt the first charging path, the second charging path, or the parallel charging path to charge the electronic device, according to the charging protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,797,501

METHOD AND APPARATUS WITH BATTERY CHARGING

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A battery charging method comprising:determining, in a present charging operation, a variation in a charging current to charge a battery based on a degradation condition of the battery and an internal state of the battery in the present charging operation; and
determining a charging current of a subsequent charging operation based on the determined variation in the charging current in the present charging operation and the charging current in the present charging operation,
wherein the internal state of the battery comprises at least one of an anode overpotential, a cathode overpotential, an anode surface lithium ion concentration, a cathode surface lithium ion concentration, a cell voltage condition, an SOC and a temperature of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,797,500

CHARGER CIRCUIT AND CAPACITIVE POWER CONVERSION CIRCUIT AND CHARGING CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A charger circuit, configured to operably convert a DC power to a charging power for charging a battery, wherein the DC power includes a DC voltage and a DC current, and the charging power includes a charging voltage and a charging current; the charger circuit comprising:a power delivery unit, configured to operably convert an input power to the DC power; and
a capacitive power conversion circuit which includes:
a conversion switch circuit including plural conversion switches coupled to one or more conversion capacitors, the conversion switch circuit being configured to operably convert the DC power to a converted output power, wherein the converted output power includes a converted output voltage and a converted output current;
a linear regulation switch circuit including a regulation switch coupled to the conversion switch circuit, the linear regulation switch circuit being configured to operably convert the converted output power to the charging power, wherein an input terminal and an output terminal of the regulation switch are electrically connected to the converted output power and the charging power respectively; and
a conversion control circuit, configured to operably generate a conversion switch control signal for controlling the plural conversion switches and a regulation switch control signal for controlling the regulation switch;
wherein in a current scale-up charging mode, the power delivery unit regulates the DC current, and the conversion switch control signal operates the plural conversion switches so as to electrically connect the one or more conversion capacitors between a pair of nodes selected from one or more charging voltage division nodes, the DC output voltage, and a ground node periodically during plural charging conversion time periods, such that the charging current is scaled-up of the DC current substantially by a predetermined current scale-up factor, wherein the converted output power is electrically connected to one of the one or more charging voltage division nodes, and the regulation switch control signal conducts the regulation switch such that the converted output current becomes the charging current;
in a constant voltage linear charging mode, the regulation switch control signal operates the regulation switch, such that the charging voltage is regulated at a predetermined constant voltage level; and
in a constant current linear charging mode, the regulation switch control signal operates the regulation switch, such that the charging current is regulated at a predetermined constant current level.

US Pat. No. 10,797,499

BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. An apparatus for discharging a battery assembly used to power at least part of an object, said apparatus comprising:a timer configured to: (1) receive a signal transmitted from the object and configured to indicate that power to the object is turned off for storage of the object, and initiate timing in response thereto and (2) detect an amount of time elapsed since the power to the object is turned off;
one or more processors individually or collectively configured to: (1) receive a signal from the timer indicative of the amount of time elapsed and (2) generate a signal that initiates a controlled self-discharge of the battery assembly when the amount of time elapsed exceeds a threshold length of time; and
a self-discharging circuit electrically coupled to the battery assembly and configured to, in response to receiving the signal that initiates the controlled self-discharge of the battery assembly, linearly decrease a voltage of the battery assembly to a preset voltage value,
wherein the self-discharging circuit comprises a self-discharging resistor and a control switch, together both connected in parallel with positive and negative terminals of the battery assembly, and the controlled self-discharge is initiated when the control switch is switched to a closed state and is terminated when the control switch is switched to an open state and the controlled self-discharge is carried out by the self-discharging resistor controlled by the control switch.

US Pat. No. 10,797,498

POWER CAPACITY INDICATOR

HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A system comprisinga charger unit; and
an electronic device comprising an indicator unit, wherein the indicator unit comprises:
one or more sensors configured to detect when a power level of a battery-free power supply of the electronic device is within at least one predetermined power threshold range; and
a control unit configured to activate at least one power status indicator corresponding to the detected at least one predetermined power threshold range in response to the electronic device being detected to be out of the charger unit and in an idle state for a predetermined idle time threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,797,497

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY KIOSK FOR LIGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Neutron Holdings, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:authenticating a first rechargeable battery at a battery kiosk;
receiving the first rechargeable battery in an available battery slot of the battery kiosk; and
in response to receiving the first rechargeable battery in the available battery slot of the battery kiosk:
determining whether the first rechargeable battery has been correctly inserted into the available battery slot of the battery kiosk;
unlocking a second rechargeable battery from a different battery slot in the battery kiosk in response to determining the first rechargeable battery has been correctly inserted into the available battery slot; and
activating a visual indicator associated with the different battery slot, the visual indicator providing notification that the second rechargeable battery is removable from the different battery slot.

US Pat. No. 10,797,496

MODULAR CHARGING STATION

Rufus Labs, Inc.

1. A modular charging station, comprising:a charging base body having a front wall, back wall, top wall, a first side wall, and a second side wall, the top wall defining a plurality of charging pockets having charging ports therein for supplying power to a device inserted into the respective pocket of the plurality of pockets, including a first charging pocket sized to receive a mobile device having an internal battery and a removable battery and to charge the internal battery, and a second charging pocket sized to receive and to charge the removable battery of the mobile device;
a docking receiver disposed on the first side wall of the charging base body configured to receive a power input plug, the docking receiver electrically coupled to the plurality of charging ports;
a dock connector protruding the first side wall of the charging base body, the dock connector is configured to mate with a docking receiver of a second charging station, the docking connector configured to connect and supply power to the a docking receiver of the second charging station; and
a detachable auxiliary base removably coupled to the front wall of the charging base body, the auxiliary base body defining an auxiliary pocket that contains a plurality of auxiliary electrical contacts electrically coupled to the dock connector for supplying power to a device inserted into the auxiliary pocket the auxiliary pocket is disposed in front of the second charging pocket, such that the first charging pocket, the second charging pocket and the auxiliary pocket are aligned with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,797,495

POWER BANK WITH A PLURALITY OF PLUGGABLE BATTERY MODULES

Gemtek Technology Co., Lt...

1. A power bank, comprising:a station, comprising:
a first housing, having a base and a plurality of slots;
a charging-discharging control circuit;
a main charging port, positioned in the base and electrically connected to the charging-discharging control circuit;
a main discharging port, positioned in the base and electrically connected to the charging-discharging control circuit; and
a plurality of first charging-discharging ports, electrically connected to the charging-discharging control circuit, and each of the first charging-discharging ports being positioned in a corresponding slot; and
a plurality of battery modules, each of the battery modules being removably positioned in a corresponding slot and comprising:
a second housing;
a rechargeable battery, positioned in the second housing; and
a second charging-discharging port, positioned at one side of the second housing, and electrically connected to the rechargeable battery, wherein when the battery modules are positioned in the slots, the second charging-discharging port of each battery module is electrically connected to a corresponding first charging-discharging port, and the battery modules are electrically connected in parallel;
wherein when the main charging port is electrically connected to a power supply, the charging-discharging control circuit receives electric power from the power supply via the main charging port and charges rechargeable batteries of the battery modules via the first charging-discharging ports of the station and second charging-discharging ports of the battery modules;
wherein when the main discharging port is electrically connected to an electronic apparatus, the charging-discharging control circuit provides electric power to the electronic apparatus via the main discharging port.

US Pat. No. 10,797,494

POWER SUPPLY ADAPTER AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER TO ELECTRIC WORKING MACHINE

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. A power supply adapter comprising:a power cord including a first end and a second end and configured to supply electric power from a power supply device to an electric working machine;
a power-source attachment portion configured to attach to the power supply device and couple the first end of the power cord to the power supply device;
a working-machine attachment portion configured to attach to the electric working machine and couple the second end of the power cord to the electric working machine, the working-machine attachment portion including a connection cord coupled to the power cord so as to form a portion of a power supply path from the power supply device to the electric working machine;
a temperature detector disposed along the power cord or the connection cord and physically contacting the power cord or the connection cord, the temperature detector being configured to detect temperature of the power cord and to output a detection signal indicating the temperature detected; and
an overheat determiner configured to determine that the power cord is in an overheated state based on the detection signal from the temperature detector and output an overheat determination result indicating that the power cord is in the overheated state.

US Pat. No. 10,797,493

BATTERY, TERMINAL, AND CHARGING SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A battery, wherein the battery comprises a battery charging port, a battery discharging port, a battery negative port, an overcurrent protection element, a protection integrated circuit, a control switch, and an electrochemical cell, wherein the battery charging port and the battery discharging port are ports independent of each other;wherein the battery charging port is connected to a positive electrode of the electrochemical cell, wherein a negative electrode of the electrochemical cell is connected to a first end of the control switch, and wherein a second end of the control switch is connected to the battery negative port;
wherein the protection integrated circuit is connected in parallel to the positive electrode and the negative electrode of the electrochemical cell, and the protection integrated circuit is further connected to a third end of the control switch; and
wherein the battery discharging port is connected to a first end of the overcurrent protection element, and wherein a second end of the overcurrent protection element is connected to the positive electrode of the electrochemical cell.

US Pat. No. 10,797,492

AC INVERTER PRE-CHARGE CURRENT LIMITING SYSTEM

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle pre-charge limiting system comprising:an inverter being configured to invert a first power signal into a second power signal based on an input voltage;
a comparator configured to:
receive a first measured current of the second power signal;
compare the first measured current to a predetermined current value; and
transmit a first control signal indicative of the first measured current exceeding the predetermined current value;
a latch circuit configured to:
transmit a second control signal to the inverter to discontinue inverting the first power signal in response to the first control signal; and
transmit a first latch signal indicative of the inverter discontinuing the inversion of the first power signal; and
a microprocessor configured to:
receive a first sense signal indicative of current of the first power signal;
transmit a third control signal to the latch circuit to enable the inverter to invert the first power signal into the second power signal for a predetermined number of output periods in response to the first latch signal; and
establish the predetermined number of output periods based on the first sense signal.

US Pat. No. 10,797,491

POWER STORAGE DEVICE

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A power storage device comprising a plurality of series-connected battery cells and a circuit board, wherein the circuit board includes:a plurality of heat-generating elements connected with the plurality of series-connected battery cells;
a first temperature sensor provided at a position overlapping the plurality of heat-generating elements in a plan view or in a vicinity of the plurality of heat-generating elements;
switch elements configured to connect the plurality of heat-generating elements and the plurality of series-connected battery cells; and
a controller configured to turn on at least one of the switch elements of at least one of the plurality of series-connected battery cells having a higher voltage than a battery cell having the lowest voltage among the plurality of series-connected battery cells and average voltages of the plurality of series-connected battery cells or transfer an electric charge among the plurality of series-connected battery cells via the switch elements and average the voltages of the plurality of series-connected battery cells.

US Pat. No. 10,797,490

BATTERY CHARGE SYSTEM WITH TRANSITION CONTROL THAT PROTECTS ADAPTER COMPONENTS WHEN TRANSITIONING FROM BATTERY MODE TO ADAPTER MODE

Intersil Americas LLC, M...

1. A battery charge system, comprising:an adapter node and a system node;
a battery;
a first isolation switch coupled between said adapter node and said system node;
a second isolation switch coupled between said battery and said system node;
a boost converter operative to boost a battery voltage of said battery to increase a system voltage on said system node when activated; and
a controller that turns off said first isolation switch and that turns on said second isolation switch during a battery mode, that activates said boost converter when an adapter voltage is detected on said adapter node, that turns off said second isolation switch when said system voltage rises above said battery voltage, and that turns on said first isolation switch when said system voltage rises to a predetermined operating voltage level.

US Pat. No. 10,797,489

SMART POWERING AND PAIRING SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A power management device, comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
detect a power connection between the power management device and a first electronic device;
receive a power management parameter from the first electronic device;
regulate, according to the power management parameter, an output power characteristic of power provided to the first electronic device;
send a first identity information request to the first electronic device;
receive first information from the first electronic device, the first information including a first identifier that identifies the first electronic device and a target identifier that identifies another electronic device;
send a second identity information request to a second electronic device;
receive second information from the second electronic device, the second information including a second identifier that identifies the second electronic device;
determine whether the second identifier corresponds to the target identifier; and
in response to the second identifier corresponding to the target identifier, pair the first electronic device with the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,797,488

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPERATIVELY COUPLING A MICRO-GRID TO A BULK GRID

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A method for operatively coupling a plurality of generating units in at least one micro-grid to a bulk grid, wherein the at least one micro-grid is configurable to be operatively coupled to the bulk grid at a point of interconnection via a point of interconnection breaker, the method comprising:determining, using a control unit, one or more bulk grid side parameters and one or more micro-grid side parameters, wherein the control unit is operatively coupled to the at least one micro-grid and the bulk grid, and wherein the one or more bulk grid side parameters and the one or more micro-grid side parameters comprise at least one of a voltage, a frequency, and a phase angle;
comparing, using the control unit, one or more of the one or more micro-grid side parameters with corresponding one or more bulk grid side parameters, wherein comparing the one or more micro-grid side parameters to the one or more bulk grid side parameters comprises identifying an occurrence of a deviation of one or more of the one or more micro-grid side parameters from corresponding one or more of the one or more bulk grid side parameters;
determining, using the control unit, for each of the plurality of generating units, a deviation in frequency and a deviation in phase angle between the bulk grid side parameters and the micro grid side parameters for the generating unit;
determining, using the control unit, for each of the plurality of generating units, a speed variation for the generating unit based on the deviation in phase angle and the deviation in frequency for the generating unit, wherein determining the speed variation for each of the plurality of generating units comprises:
multiplying, using a first proportional subunit, the deviation in phase angle for the generating unit by a first proportional gain constant to generate a first proportional output value;
multiplying, using a second proportional subunit, the deviation in frequency for the generating unit by a second proportional gain constant to generate a second proportional output value;
summing, using a summing subunit, the first proportional output value and the second proportional output value to generate an error signal; and
integrating, using an integral subunit, the error signal to generate the speed variation for the generating unit;
synchronizing, using the control unit, each of the plurality of generating units in the at least one micro-grid with the bulk grid by modifying a speed of each of the plurality of generating units by the associated determined speed variation; and
connecting simultaneously, using the point of interconnection breaker, each of the plurality of generating units to the bulk grid based on the synchronization, wherein connecting simultaneously comprises coupling each of the plurality of generating units to the bulk grid in real-time, and wherein coupling in real-time comprises coupling when the plurality of generating units of the micro-grid are operational and providing power to loads.

US Pat. No. 10,797,487

ON-LINE INPUT CONTROL METHOD, ON-LINE INPUT AND QUIT DEVICE FOR VOLTAGE-SOURCE CONVERTER UNIT

NR ELECTRIC CO., LTD, Na...

1. An on-line input control method for a voltage-source converter unit, the voltage-source converter unit comprises a first unit isolation knife gate, a voltage-source converter to be input, a second unit isolation knife gate, which are connected in series to form a series connected loop, and connecting wires; a starting point and an ending point of the series connected loop are a first DC point and a second DC point of the voltage-source converter unit respectively for series connecting to other voltage-source converter units; the voltage-source converter unit further comprises a unit bypass knife gate, which is bridge jointed between the first DC point and the second DC point; the voltage-source converter unit further comprises a unit bypass switch, which is bridge jointed between an end of the first unit isolation knife gate close to the voltage-source converter and an end of the second unit isolation knife gate close to the voltage-source converter; the on-line input control method comprises:when receiving an issued instruction of on-line input of the voltage-source converter unit, closing the second unit isolation knife gate of the voltage-source converter unit to be input, so that a negative end of the voltage-source converter to be input is connected to the second DC point through the second unit isolation knife gate;
closing an AC inlet switch of a converter transformer corresponding to the voltage-source converter unit to be input, controlling a charge of the voltage-source converter to be input, and charging a capacitor voltage of each of bridge arm submodules of the voltage-source converter to be input to a set threshold;
stopping the charging control of the voltage-source converter to be input, making the bridge arm submodules turned on during the charging control to be in a blocked state, closing the unit bypass switch and the first unit isolation knife gate of the voltage-source converter unit to be input, and then opening the unit bypass knife gate;
deblocking the voltage-source converter to be input and controlling an output DC voltage thereof to be 0, then controlling the voltage-source converter to be input to output negative DC voltage, increasing an amplitude of the negative DC voltage output by the voltage-source converter to be input so as to increase a direct current flowing through the voltage-source converter to be input and decrease another direct current flowing through the unit bypass switch of the voltage-source converter unit to be input to achieve transferring direct current from the unit bypass switch to the voltage-source converter to be input; when the direct current flowing through the voltage-source converter to be input has been increased to equal to a measurement value of the direct current of an operating voltage-source converter, opening the unit bypass switch of the voltage-source converter unit to be input; and
when a converter station of the voltage-source converter unit to be input is a DC voltage control station, controlling the DC voltage output by the voltage-source converter to be input to a voltage operating target value; and when the converter station of the voltage-source converter unit to be input is a direct current control station or a DC power control station, controlling the direct current flowing through the voltage-source converter to be input to a current operating target value; then the on-line input of the voltage-source converter unit to be input is completed.

US Pat. No. 10,797,486

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DC LINK VOLTAGE OF A POWER CONVERTER OF AN ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEM

General Electric Company,...

4. An electrical power system connected to a power grid, the electrical power system comprising:a generator;
a power converter coupled to the generator, the power converter configured to convert a frequency of generated electric power from the generator to a frequency substantially similar to a frequency of the power grid, the power converter comprising a rotor-side converter, a line-side converter, a DC link, and a control module comprising a selector, the control module configured to perform one or more operations, the one or more operations comprising:
operating the DC link to an optimum voltage set point that achieves steady state operation of the power converter;
monitoring a speed of the wind turbine power system;
upon detection of one or more over-speed conditions occurring in the wind turbine power system, selecting, via the selector, a first maximum voltage set point for the DC link;
upon detection of one or more under-speed conditions occurring in the wind turbine power system, selecting, via the selector, a second maximum voltage set point for the DC link, the first maximum voltage set point being higher than the second maximum voltage set point;
increasing the optimum voltage set point to the selected first or second maximum voltage set point of the DC link; and,
operating the DC link at the selected first or second maximum voltage set point until the one or more over-speed or under-speed conditions passes so as to optimize voltage control of the DC link.

US Pat. No. 10,797,485

POWER CONDITIONER, POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, AND CURRENT CONTROL METHOD

TABUCHI ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A power conditioner in a power supply system comprising a direct-current power source and the power conditioner connected to a direct-current power source, a utility power source, and a load, the power conditioner comprising:a DC-DC converter part for converting a direct-current power from the direct-current power source into a given voltage;
an inverter part for converting a direct-current power from the DC-DC converter part into an alternating-current power;
a switch disposed between an alternating-current power output end of the inverter part and the utility power source; and
a control part for controlling an output current of the alternating-current power from the inverter part,
wherein, in response to opening the switch to cause switching to an isolated operation in which the power supply system is operated to supply power to the load, while being isolated from the utility power source,
the control part is operable, when a first given condition and a second given condition are not satisfied, to control the output current such that the output current does not exceed a first upper limit preliminarily determined based on a rated output current value of the power conditioner, wherein the first given condition is that an elapsed time after the switching to the isolated operation is within a first predetermined time period and the second given condition is that an elapsed time after the switching is greater than the first predetermined time period and within a second predetermined time period,
the control part is operable, when the first given condition is satisfied, to control the output current such that the output current does not exceed a second upper limit greater than the first upper limit, and
the control part is operable, when the second given condition is satisfied, to control the output current such that the output current does not exceed a third upper limit which is greater than the first upper limit and smaller than the second upper limit.

US Pat. No. 10,797,484

POWER SUPPLY AND DEMAND PREDICTION SYSTEM, POWER SUPPLY AND DEMAND PREDICTION METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING POWER SUPPLY AND DEMAND PREDICTION PROGRAM

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A power supply and demand prediction system that predicts supply and demand of power of a utility customer group that includes multiple utility customers, comprising:a memory; and
a central processing unit, coupled to the memory,
wherein the central processing unit acquires an amount of stored power of each of multiple batteries belonging to the utility customer group;
wherein the central processing unit predicts an amount of demand for power for each utility customer;
wherein the central processing unit predicts an amount of generated power of each of multiple power generation devices belonging to the utility customer group; and
wherein the central processing unit predicts an amount of stored power of each battery on the basis of the amount of stored power acquired for each battery, the amount of demand predicted for each utility customer, and the amount of generated power predicted for each power generation device,
the central processing unit selects the utility customer for whom an amount of suppliable power predicted on the basis of at least one of the amount of stored power predicted for each battery and the amount of generated power predicted for each power generation device is no less than a predetermined threshold as a target of the demand response request,
the central processing unit transmits the demand response request to the utility customer being the target of the demand response request to supply the power to other utility customers from the utility customer being the target of the demand response request.

US Pat. No. 10,797,483

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING RESOURCE CONSUMPTION FOR DEMAND-BASED METERING

1. A system for managing consumption of an electrical resource, the system including:an electrical meter capable of receiving electricity from an electrical utility provider and providing at least a portion of the received electricity to a load device, wherein a load managing device is capable of adjusting an electrical consumption of the load device, and
a demand management module having a processor configured with code to perform operations comprising:
receiving, from the electrical utility provider, information describing a provider demand interval associated with the electrical utility provider;
based on the received information, modifying a demand interval that is locally stored, such that the local demand interval has (i) a duration and a start time based on the provider demand interval and (ii) a guard time included in the duration of the local demand interval;
during the guard time of the local demand interval, providing first command data to the load managing device, wherein the load managing device permits an increase in the electrical consumption of the load device during the guard time based on the first command data;
determining that the portion of the received electricity received by the load device during the guard time of the local demand interval includes an increase in the electrical consumption of the load device;
determining a forecasted consumption of the load device for a remainder of the local demand interval, the forecasted consumption based on the portion of the received electricity received during the guard time of the local demand interval and on a quantity of time remaining in the duration of the local demand interval;
based on a comparison of the forecasted consumption to a demand threshold associated with the local demand interval, determining that the forecasted consumption exceeds the demand threshold; and
responsive to determining that the forecasted consumption exceeds the demand threshold, providing second command data to the load managing device during the local demand interval, wherein the load managing device reduces the electrical consumption of the load device during the remainder of the local demand interval based on the second command data.

US Pat. No. 10,797,482

ACTIVE LIMITING CIRCUIT FOR INTRINSICALLY SAFE EQUIPMENT

National Oilwell Varco, L...

1. An active limiting circuit, comprising:a comparator configured to compare a reference voltage with a sense voltage, the sense voltage being dependent on a voltage and a current provided to a load being driven by a battery;
a power switch configured to be, in response to the reference voltage being less than the sense voltage, in an open state, and in response to the reference voltage being greater than the sense voltage, in a closed state creating a closed circuit between the battery and the load allowing the battery to provide a first amount of power to the load;
a series inductor coupled between the battery and the load, the inductor configured to effectively rate-limit an output current supplied to the load to allow time for the active limiting circuit to enter the open state in a presence of energy transients;
a feedback voltage divider coupled to the battery and the comparator, the feedback voltage divider configured to generate the sense voltage based on a battery output voltage and a battery output current; and
a sense resistor coupled in series to the feedback voltage divider;
wherein the feedback voltage divider includes a first resistor coupled to the sense resistor and the comparator, a second resistor coupled to the battery and the comparator, and a hysteresis resistor coupled to the load and the comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,797,481

REVERSE CONNECTION PROTECTION CIRCUIT AND LOAD SYSTEM

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A reverse connection protection circuit configured to protect a load-side circuit during a reverse connection of a power source to a load-side circuit, the load-side circuit comprising an electric load and a load drive circuit, the reverse connection protection circuit comprising:a switching element comprising a power source-side terminal electrically connected to the power source, a load-side terminal electrically connected to the load drive circuit, and a control terminal by which conduction between the power source-side terminal and the load-side terminal of the switching element is controlled;
a protection element configured to enter a conductive state when the power source is electrically connected in a forward direction to the load-side circuit, and to enter a non-conductive state when the power source is electrically connected in a reverse direction to the load-side circuit, the protection element comprising a first terminal and a second terminal, the first terminal being electrically connected to the power source-side terminal of the switching element, and the second terminal being electrically connected to the load-side terminal of the switching element;
a boosted voltage supply part electrically connected to the load-side terminal of the switching element so as to supply a boosted voltage to the load-side terminal of the switching element, the boosted voltage being higher than a power source voltage supplied from the power source;
a voltage detection part electrically connected to the load-side terminal of the switching element so as to detect an output voltage at the load-side terminal of the switching element; and
a judgment part electrically connected to the voltage detection part so as to detect an occurrence of a switching element failure on the basis of the output voltage detected by the voltage detection part.

US Pat. No. 10,797,480

SMART CIRCUIT BREAKER

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC., ...

1. A smart circuit breaker comprising:a wireless communication module configured to communicate with an application (APP) stored on a mobile device of a user;
a storage device to store a software module comprising instructions to be executed by a controller, the software module configured to monitor the smart circuit breaker for at least one of arc, ground fault, overload or increased instantaneous levels;
a hybrid assembly that incorporates a solid-state circuit element integrated into a simplified mechanical pole having main contacts, wherein the solid-state circuit element includes a printed circuit board (PCB) with a micro SD reader to provide a signal for faster opening speeds and wherein the smart circuit breaker is configured for use for different current levels and controlled by the PCB, and wherein the PCB includes a microprocessor and the software module comprising the instructions to communicate with the wireless communication module;
a mag-latch, wherein the PCB is configured to send a signal to the mag-latch to open and close the main contacts within microseconds of detecting an over-current; and
a micro SD card that determines an amp rating of the smart circuit breaker by a number of exposed active pins, wherein the software module is configured to identify the number of exposed active pins and based on one or more preset conditions identify the amp rating.

US Pat. No. 10,797,479

POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PERFORMING GROUND FAULT DETECTION IN POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS WITH A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. An electrical power distribution system comprising:a plurality of circuit protection devices coupled to an electrical power source, each circuit protection device comprising:
a network interface communicatively coupled to a communication network including said plurality of circuit protection devices;
an electrical current sensor configured to detect an electrical current associated with its circuit protection device;
a processor; and
a memory device storing instructions that, when executed by said processor, cause said processor to transmit, using said network interface, an electrical current communication to the communication network, the electrical current communication including an indication of the detected electrical current associated with said circuit protection device formatted according to a network communication protocol of the communication network; and
an additional circuit protection device coupled to the electrical power source, said additional circuit protection device comprising:
an additional network interface communicatively coupled to the communication network;
an additional processor; and
an additional memory device storing instructions that, when executed by said additional processor, cause said additional processor to:
receive, using said additional network interface, the electrical current communications from said plurality of circuit protection devices;
determine, based on the received electrical current communications, whether a ground fault condition exists in said electrical power distribution system; and
identify a portion of said electrical power distribution system associated with a ground fault condition that is determined by said additional processor to exist.

US Pat. No. 10,797,478

LOW-PROFILE, AFTER-ALIGNED, UNIVERSAL POINT MOUNT

LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYST...

1. An apparatus operable to ground a lightning strike, the apparatus comprising:a base securable directly to a securement surface, absent penetration thereof, wherein the securement surface is selected from a horizontal surface and a vertical surface of a structure to be protected from lightning; and
a head, capable of receiving therein a “point” capable of drawing the lightning strike and capable of securing to the base in a limited number of configurations, each capable of positioning the point vertically, for one of a vertical and a horizontal orientation of the base.

US Pat. No. 10,797,477

CLIP FOR FLAT WIRING AND ROBOTIC ASSEMBLY

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A clip, comprising:first and second portions joined to one another by a living hinge,
a snap including first and second coupling elements respectively provided on the first and second portions,
the first and second coupling elements decoupled from one another in a closed clip position and coupled to one another in an open clip position;
wherein each of the first and second portions define an elongated slot extending through a width of the clip having an open end and a closed end, the open ends facing a same direction;
wherein each of the first and second portions include a first and second spring respectively,
the first and second springs facing one another,
the first and second springs configured to clamp about a wiring in the closed clip position;
wherein the first spring circumscribes a first opening extending through a width of the first portion and the second spring circumscribes a second opening extending through a width of the second portion;
wherein the first and second openings define a trapezoidal shape; and
wherein each of the first portions supports a first and second projection respectively extending to a first and second face,
the first projections adjacent to the hinge,
and the second projections adjacent to the snap,
the first faces abutting one another in the closed clip position, and the second faces abutting one another in the closed clip position.

US Pat. No. 10,797,476

TWO WAY AND FOUR WAY CASCADING OPTICAL EXCHANGES PROVIDE TRAFFIC CONTROL FOR VARIETY OF SIGNALS WITH EMPHASIS TO WIFI

ELBEX VIDEO LTD., Tokyo ...

1. Four way junction comprising at least two bidirectional optoports enclosed in a non transparent casings with at least two rear optoport accesses included in each rear surface of cascading Intelligent Support Boxes (ISB) connected in at least one of cascaded chains by electric wires and optically linked via cascading plurality of a terminated bare segments of optical cable, wherein the optical cable is one of a plastic and a silica core based multimode optical cable with both bare ends of each bare segment being terminated by a sharp guillotine cut for attaching both ends of each segment into one of the two rear optoport accesses of a neighboring ISB within the cascaded chains;said optoport comprising at least one of photo transistor and at least one photo diode for a receive, at least one of an LED and a laser for a transmit, at least one circuit of a plurality of circuits selected from a group comprising at least one amplifier, signal level control, a level comparator, a mono stable, a pulse shaper, a buffer and combinations thereof;
said junction is operated via a plurality of I/O ports of a Central Processing Unit (CPU) included in each of the ISBs forming the junction and the control of said at least one circuit, including addresses verification, command exchanges and optical signals traffic of at least two way of four way signals, propagated between and within the two cascaded segments and with an optically linked load, propagated via at least one front optoport access included in a front surface of the ISB, engaging face to face at least one rear optoport access included in a rear surface of a Plug-In Device (PID) for exchanging a command for processing and a response from the load to complete the four way signals exchanges; and
wherein, said one of an LED and a laser is enabled by the CPU to transmit via said optical access only when no optical signal is detected and no random light presence is sensed by said one of photo transistor and at least one photo diode.

US Pat. No. 10,797,475

CABLE PATHWAY DIVIDER AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING SAME

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable pathway divider comprising:a pair of post halves, each including a base portion and an extension portion that extends away from the base portion; and
a removable annular locking member that defines an opening;
wherein the post halves are arrangeable in a side-by-side relationship from opposite sides of a member of a cable runway, with the base portions of each post half combining to define a channel that fittingly accommodates a cross-sectional shape of the member and the extension portions of each post half extending into a space above the cable runway, thereby dividing the space above the cable runway into separate cable pathways;
wherein each extension portion is gradually tapered from a proximal end to a distal end such that a width of each extension portion is greater at the proximal end than at the distal end;
wherein the annular locking member is positionable relative to the post halves such that distal ends of the extension portions are jointly received through the opening; and
wherein the annular locking member is slidable along the gradually tapered extension portions toward the proximal ends thereof to facilitate clamping arrangement of the annular locking member relative to the post halves.

US Pat. No. 10,797,474

FISH TAPE LEADER

1. A fish tape leader comprising:a leader body extending along a longitudinal axis between a first end and a second end, said leader body comprises a cylindrical portion and a tail portion that extends from said cylindrical portion to said second end, wherein said leader body further comprises an internal through hole between said first end and said second end, wherein said internal through hole has a stepped portion and is configured for receiving a frustoconical cap having a closed end at said first end and a crimped end of a fish tape through said second end; and wherein said tail portion and second end of said leader body is frustoconically shaped.

US Pat. No. 10,797,473

CABLE ROD GUIDING DEVICE

15. A cable rod guiding system, comprising:a. a housing assembly having an elongated shape with first and second ends and a wall extending between said first and second ends defining a space therein;
b. an arm assembly having an arm rotably mounted to said wall, said arm having a spring mounted perpendicularly thereto, said spring allowing arm to snap forward after a rearward rotation;
c. a camera assembly mounted to said first end; and
d. a battery for powering said camera assembly, once an obstruction is detected said housing assembly is pushed forward by a forward force until said arm collides with said obstruction and elevates said housing assembly, said housing assembly is continuously pushed forward until said obstruction is overcome, said arm rotating rearwardly as the obstruction is overcome, said spring urging said arm forward to reset said arm for another of said obstruction to be encounter and overcome.

US Pat. No. 10,797,472

ELECTRON GENERATION APPARATUS CAPABLE OF MULTI-STAGE BOOSTING FOR VARIABLE CAPACITY

GROON CO., LTD., Jeollab...

1. An electron generation apparatus, comprising:a discharge pin module having a support plate and a plurality of discharge pins coupled to the support plate;
a discharge plate module disposed to be spaced apart from the plurality of discharge pins;
a discharge plate slidably coupled inside the discharge plate module;
a support structure having a coupling plate to where the discharge pin module and the discharge plate module are detachably coupled; and
a circuit module having a main board located at a side opposite to the discharge pin module with the coupling plate being interposed therebetween and a plurality of distributed processing boards connected to the main board to apply a high-voltage, high-frequency pulse power to the plurality of discharge pins individually,
wherein the plurality of distributed processing boards comprising:
a high-voltage boosting unit configured to boost an AC power; and
a DC conversion unit connected to the high-voltage boosting unit to convert the boosted AC power into a DC power and perform half-wave rectification.

US Pat. No. 10,797,471

LOW COST OPTICAL PUMP LASER PACKAGE

nLIGHT Inc., Vancouver, ...

1. A laser diode package, comprising:a base situated to support a laser diode assembly, an electrode coupled to the base, and a lid having a top and side portions extending from the top, wherein the side portions are arranged to become secured to the base to define sides of the laser diode package;
wherein at least one of the side portions includes an electrode opening configured to insertably receive the coupled electrode before the lid extends over the base to enclose the laser diode package; and
wherein the side portions of the lid are partially secured to the base such that the base can expand and contract independently of the lid.

US Pat. No. 10,797,470

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a first n-type semiconductor layer formed on a substrate;
a tunnel junction layer disposed on a part of the first n-type semiconductor layer;
a p-type semiconductor layer disposed on the first n-type semiconductor layer and covering the tunnel junction layer;
an active layer disposed on the p-type semiconductor layer; and
a second n-type semiconductor layer disposed on the active layer.

US Pat. No. 10,797,469

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A SEMICONDUCTOR LASER

OSRAM OLED GMBH, Regensb...

1. A semiconductor laser comprising:at least one surface-emitting semiconductor laser chip comprising:
a semiconductor layer sequence having at least one active zone configured to generate laser radiation; and
a light exit surface oriented perpendicular to a growth direction of the semiconductor layer sequence;
a diffractive optical element configured to expand and distribute the laser radiation,
wherein an optically active structure of the diffractive optical element is made of a material having a refractive index of at least 1.65 regarding a wavelength of maximum intensity of the laser radiation, and
wherein the optically active structure of the diffractive optical element is located on a side of the diffractive optical element facing the semiconductor laser; and
a connector engaging at least in places into the optically active structure and completely filling the optically active structure at least in places.

US Pat. No. 10,797,468

MULTI-WAVELENGTH SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A multi-wavelength semiconductor laser, comprising:a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate;
a waveguide ring included in an upper silicon layer of the SOI substrate;
a quantum dot (QD) layer above the waveguide ring, the QD layer including an active gain region;
a second waveguide included in the upper silicon layer of the SOI substrate, the second waveguide being next to the waveguide ring; and
a mirror included in the second waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,797,467

TUNING A MULTI-CHANNEL OPTICAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

ADTRAN, Inc., Huntsville...

3. An optical transmission system comprising:a laser module configured to generate a modulated optical waveform at any one of a plurality of center frequencies corresponding to a plurality of operating temperatures of the laser module, the modulated optical waveform comprising both amplitude modulation and frequency modulation;
an optical shaping filter that is configured to implement a plurality of passbands corresponding to the center frequencies of the modulated optical waveform, and that is configured to convert at least part of the frequency modulation in the modulated optical waveform to additional amplitude modulation for the modulated optical waveform; and
a controller comprising at least one processor configured to tune the optical transmission system by performing operations that comprise:
for a first passband among the plurality of passbands of the optical shaping filter, determining a first range of temperatures at which the laser module generates the modulated optical waveform at center frequencies that are within the first passband;
setting the laser module to a first temperature, within the first range of temperatures, at which the laser module generates the modulated optical waveform at a first center frequency that is within the first passband;
measuring, based on an amplitude of a first filtered optical waveform that is output from the optical shaping filter, an average output power of the optical shaping filter;
adjusting the first temperature of the laser module to a target temperature, within the first range of temperatures, at which a target output condition is achieved, comprising:
adjusting the first temperature of the laser module to a first target temperature, within the first range of temperatures, at which the average output power of the first filtered optical waveform that is output from the optical shaping filter satisfies a first output criteria, or
adjusting the first temperature of the laser module to a second target temperature, within the first range of temperatures, at which the output power and extinction ratio of the first filtered optical waveform that is output from the optical shaping filter satisfy a second output criteria;
based on adjusting the first temperature of the laser module to the target temperature, within the first range of temperatures, at which the target output condition is achieved, further applying a temperature dither signal to the laser module to offset the first temperature of the laser module;
measuring, based on an updated first filtered optical waveform that is output from the optical shaping filter, an updated average output power of the optical shaping filter; and
adjusting the first temperature of the laser module to an updated first temperature at which the updated average output power of the optical shaping filter satisfies the target output condition.

US Pat. No. 10,797,466

CO2 LASER

1. An optically pumped CO2 laser comprising, a laser diode excited Tm solid state laser tuned to the 0000?2001 combination band transition(s) of CO2 isotopologue(s) to be optically pumped for lasing purposes;a gas containment structure with selected CO2 gas mix and admixture gas components and at pressure for line tunability or continuous tunability, located internal to a resonant cavity; a pump beam and, a CO2 cavity axis combination method imposing pump beam CO2 gas interaction; the CO2 laser producing an output in an atmospheric optical transmission window within a spectral region from approximately 9 ?m to approximately 11.5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,797,465

LASER APPARATUS

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A laser apparatus that receives a signal representing a target wavelength from an external device and controls a center wavelength of laser light to be outputted, the laser apparatus comprising:a laser chamber that includes a pair of electric discharge electrodes and an optical axis, the pair of electric discharge electrodes having an electric discharge direction;
a first wavelength dispersion element that generates wavelength dispersion in a direction that is substantially orthogonal to the electric discharge direction, the first wavelength dispersion element being positioned along an optical axis offset in an electric discharge direction from the optical axis of the laser chamber;
a second wavelength dispersion element that generates wavelength dispersion in a direction that is substantially parallel to the electric discharge direction between the electric discharge electrodes;
an optical element that corrects wavelength dispersion generated by the second wavelength dispersion element;
a first actuator that drives the first wavelength dispersion element;
a second actuator that drives the optical element; and
a control unit that controls the first actuator so that the center wavelength of the laser light approaches to the target wavelength and controls the second actuator so as to correct the wavelength dispersion generated by the second wavelength dispersion element.

US Pat. No. 10,797,464

WAVELENGTH LOCKING STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR TUNABLE LASER

CHEM OPTICS INC., Daejeo...

1. A wavelength locking structure for a tunable laser, the structure comprising:the tunable laser;
a light separator into which light emitted from the tunable laser travels and that separates the light into transmitted light A and reflected light B;
an etalon filter that transmits the reflected light B in a predetermined wavelength band;
a light receiver that converts the light that is transmitted through the etalon filter into an electrical signal; and
a controller that periodically changes a wavelength of the light emitted from the tunable laser using the electrical signal converted by the light receiver so that a wavelength at which a quantity of the light that is transmitted through the etalon filter is maximum is included,
wherein when the wavelength of the light emitted from the tunable laser is periodically changed, the controller extracts a DC component from the electrical signal converted as an AC component by the light receiver and compares the DC component with a reference value to adjust a quantity of the light emitted from the tunable laser, and
the controller increases the wavelength of the light emitted from the tunable laser, and according to the increase in the wavelength of the light emitted from the tunable laser, the controller counts the number of times when the quantity of the light transmitted through the etalon filter is maximum to find a channel for optical communication.

US Pat. No. 10,797,463

FIBER LASER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A fiber laser system comprising:a fiber laser group including at least one bidirectional excitation fiber laser; and
a control section configured to increase a proportion of a backward excitation light power in the at least one bidirectional excitation fiber laser so that fiber lasers constituting the fiber laser group less vary in reflection resistance.

US Pat. No. 10,797,462

ER-DOPED WAVEGUIDE INTEGRATION IN SILICON PHOTONICS

Acacia Communications, In...

1. A photonic integrated circuit comprising:a base;
a first waveguide comprising a first material disposed on the base in a first plane, wherein the first waveguide is a silicon waveguide configured to provide a first optical signal;
a second waveguide comprising a second material disposed on the base in a second plane;
a third waveguide comprising a third material disposed on the base in a third plane, wherein the third waveguide is a waveguide amplifier;
a pump laser disposed on the base with a pump laser output, wherein the pump laser is configured to provide pump light at the pump laser output with a center wavelength between 880 nm and 1080 nm; and
a multiplexer disposed on the base with a first input coupled to the silicon waveguide, a second input coupled to the pump laser output and a multiplexer output coupled to the waveguide amplifier,
wherein the multiplexer is configured to provide at the multiplexer output a second optical signal based in part on a combination of the first optical signal and the pump light,
wherein the second plane is disposed in between the first plane and third plane; and
wherein the pump laser is configured to provide pump light to the second waveguide of the second material.

US Pat. No. 10,797,461

NON-LINEAR OPTICAL MAPPING OF SAL SEEKER DETECTOR ARRAY FOR REMOVING APPLIED LENS DISTORTION FROM INCOMING SIGNAL

BAE Systems Information a...

1. A method of non-linear optical mapping of a detector array, comprising:receiving incoming laser signals via a sensor array, wherein the sensor array comprises a plurality of pixels;
distorting the incoming laser signals with at least one lens, wherein outer edges of the sensor array have a lower resolution compared to an inner portion of the sensor array thus providing for an expanded field of view for the sensor array;
energizing a subset of the plurality of pixels on the sensor array corresponding to a location of an energy associated with each of the incoming laser signals within the expanded field of view of the sensor array;
detecting the subset of energized pixels via the sensor array;
communicating to a processor the subset of detected energized pixels;
determining actual spatial angles for each of the incoming laser signals by removing the distortion using an algorithm or look up table.

US Pat. No. 10,797,460

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LASER POWER INTERLOCKING

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A system comprising:a scanning laser system configured to emit laser light; and
an interlock circuit communicatively coupled to the scanning laser system, wherein the interlock circuit carries out operations, the operations comprising:
as the scanning laser system currently emits laser light into one or more regions of an environment of the scanning laser system, receiving, from the scanning laser system, a respective dosage amount for each region during a current time period;
storing, at the interlock circuit, the respective dosage amount for each region during the current time period, wherein the interlock circuit comprises one or more histograms corresponding to one or more prior time periods;
applying, at the interlock circuit, a multiplicative derating factor to the respective dosage amount for each region during the one or more prior time periods, wherein the multiplicative derating factor is based on a minimum pitch amplitude for each region during the one or more prior time periods;
based on the respective dosage amount for each region during the current time period and the derated respective dosage amount for each region during one or more prior time periods, determining, at the interlock circuit, a respective predicted dosage amount for each region for a future time period;
detecting an interlock condition, wherein the interlock condition comprises the predicted dosage amount for at least one region for the future time period being greater than a threshold dose; and
in response to detecting the interlock condition, controlling the scanning laser system to reduce a subsequent dosage amount in the at least one region.

US Pat. No. 10,797,459

TOOL FOR CONNECTING AND DISCONNECTING PAIR OF CONNECTORS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A tool for connecting and disconnecting a pair of connectors, the tool comprising:a body including a first edge that is spaced from a second edge, a first portion of the body that includes the first edge being positioned at a first angle in relation to a second portion of the body that includes the second edge;
the first edge having a first pair of spaced guide grooves; and
the second edge having a second pair of spaced guide grooves, the first pair of spaced grooves and the second pair of spaced grooves being configured to selectively receive portions of a cable and portions of component connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,797,458

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PLUG

Vitesco Technologies GmbH...

1. A method for producing a plug, having a plastic injection-molded encapsulation (1), for a fuel pump arrangeable in a fuel tank of a motor vehicle, the plug having cables (2) and stranded wires (3) and a ground contact (4) each having a first end protruding out of the plastic injection-molding encapsulation (1) and each having a second end connected to electrical components enclosed by the plastic injection-molded encapsulation (1), the method comprising:inserting two flat plug elements (9) and two coils (11) into a base plate (8);
soldering, or welding, or crimping one core (12) of each cable (2) to first ends of the flat plug elements (9);
soldering, or welding, or crimping one set of ends of each of the coils (11) to one of the flat plug elements (9);
soldering, or welding, or crimping the second end of each of two of the stranded wires (3) to one of the flat plug element (9) or to a coil end;
inserting the base plate (8), with the flat plug elements (9), the coils (11) and the two stranded wires arranged on the base plate (8), into a cavity (16) of an injection mold (14) onto one or more cores, which protrude into the interior of the cavity (16), horizontally at a distance from the walls of the cavity (16), such that the cables (2) protrude out of the cavity (16) through first passage openings and the stranded wires (3) protrude out of the cavity (16) through second passage openings of the injection mold (14);
arranging, in a displaceable manner, the cores in continuous openings (17) of the injection mold (14), each having a same cross section in the wall of the injection mold (14), and closing the cavity (16) of the injection mold (14); then
injecting a plastic, in a liquid state, into the cavity (16) to fill the cavity (16) with the plastic; and then
retracting, prior to solidification of the liquid plastic in the cavity (16), the cores out of the cavity (16) into the openings (17) to provide a clearance in the cavity (16) so that a further plastic mass enters the clearance in the cavity (16).

US Pat. No. 10,797,457

BONDING METHOD FOR CONDUCTOR OF ELECTRIC WIRE AND ELECTRIC WIRE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. An electric wire including a conductor formed of a plurality of strands and a sheath covering the conductor such that a predetermined length of the conductor is exposed, the electric wire comprising:a bonded portion spaced apart from the sheath by a predetermined distance, in which the strands of the conductor exposed from the sheath are bonded to each other; and
a conductor middle portion formed between the bonded portion and the sheath, wherein
a length of the conductor middle portion is smaller than a length required for the plurality of strands to resonantly vibrate in a primary mode due to ultrasonic vibration when the bonded portion is formed,
wherein the length required for the plurality of strands to resonantly vibrate in the primary mode due to ultrasonic vibration when the bonded portion is formed is expressed by the following formula:

wherein, in the above formula, m is a constant, f is an ultrasonic frequency of a horn used to form the bonded portion, p is the density of the plurality of the strands, A is a cross-sectional area of a strand of the plurality of strands, E is a Young's modulus of a strand of the plurality of strands, and I is a cross-sectional secondary moment of a strand of the plurality of strands.

US Pat. No. 10,797,456

OUTLET RELOCATION ASSEMBLY

1. An outlet relocation assembly being configured to relocate an electrical outlet that is blocked by furniture, said assembly comprising:a male electrical outlet being configured to be plugged into a female electrical outlet on a wall that is blocked by furniture, said male electrical outlet having a first surface, a second surface and a perimeter surface extending therebetween, said perimeter surface being continuously arcuate such that said male electrical outlet has a disk shape, said male electrical outlet including a plurality of first contacts each being coupled to and extending away from said first surface wherein each of said first contacts is configured to be plugged into the female electrical outlet on the wall;
a ridge extending outwardly from said perimeter surface, said ridge extending around an entire circumference of said perimeter surface;
a ring being rotatably positioned around said male electrical outlet, said ring fully covering a circumference and width of said perimeter surface;
an arm being coupled to and extending away from said ring wherein said arm is configured to be oriented parallel to the wall in which the female electrical outlet in the wall is positioned;
a female electrical outlet being pivotally coupled to said arm wherein said female electrical outlet on said arm is configured to be spaced from the female electrical outlet in the wall thereby facilitating said female electrical outlet on said arm to be extended beyond the furniture, said female electrical outlet on said arm being in electrical communication with said male electrical outlet wherein said female electrical outlet on said arm is configured to supply electrical power;
a second contact being coupled to said ridge on said perimeter surface of said male electrical outlet such that said second contact is exposed with respect to said ridge, said second contact being electrically coupled to each of said first contacts wherein said second contact is configured to be in electrical communication with the female electrical outlet in the wall;
said ring having an inside surface and an outside surface, said inside surface having a slot extending toward said outside surface, said slot extending around a full circumference of said inside surface, said slot receiving said ridge such that said ring is retained on said male electrical outlet, said slot having a lower bounding surface; and
a third contact being coupled to said ring, said third contact being in electrical communication with said first contacts, said third contact being positioned on said lower bounding surface of said slot, said third contact extending around an entire circumference of said ring, said third contact engaging said second contact such that said third contact is in continuous electrical communication with said second contact when said ring is rotated around said perimeter surface of said male electrical outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,797,455

MOUNTING ASSEMBLY FOR AN ELECTRICALLY-POWERED DEVICE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A mounting assembly for an electrically powered device, comprising:a mounting plate configured to abut a mounting surface of a support structure to which the electrically-powered device is to be mounted;
a ball socket and ball stud configured to provide adjustable mechanical movement of the electrically powered device relative to the mounting plate;
an adapter coupled with the ball socket to couple the ball socket and ball stud to the mounting plate;
a printed circuit board having a plurality of electrical contacts, the printed circuit board being immovable, relative to the mounting plate, during the adjustable mechanical movement; and
a power cable electrically coupled with the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,797,454

LOSS PREVENTION STRUCTURE FOR ADAPTER

ELKA INTERNATIONAL LTD, ...

1. A loss prevention structure for an adapter, comprising:a plurality of adapters, with each adapter having a flexible latch lock piece connected to a side of the adapter, the latch lock piece has a movable end and a latch buckle at a tail portion of the latch lock piece, wherein the latch lock piece is a steel wire, and the latch buckle is a block body or a connection terminal having a lock hole; and
a latch fastening seat, formed by two opposite indent plates, and at least 2 to 4 connection elements, wherein the connection elements are screws,
wherein two opposite indent portions between the two indent plates are formed into a jacket hole, to hold on to a connection cable or a fixing rod, in the latch fastening seat is disposed at least a fastening portion, for locking and holding the latch buckle of the latch lock piece, the fastening portion is provided with at least a penetrating portion, for the flexible latch lock piece to penetrate through;
wherein the two opposite sides for the two indent plates of the latch fastening seat are provided with hems connected, so that the latch fastening seat is opened or closed by one side;
wherein the latch fastening seat is in a shape of a hollow cuboid, the hems are disposed and connected on a rear side of the two indent plates, so that the indent plates are adapted to rotate upward or downward, to open or close the latch fastening seat, on the two indent plates are each provided with two screw holes for locking and fixing the two indent plates by using the screws;
a jack hole is disposed between the two indent plates, to receive and clip the connection cable, and on both ends of the connection cable are each disposed a connector;
the fastening portion is formed by two rectangular slots inside the two indent plates respectively, and a long side of each slot is disposed a lower step leading to outside, to form into a penetrating portion having a penetrating hole; and
a cross opening in protrusion is disposed on each of two short sides for the slots of the two indent plates, for a lateral rod to put thereon, the lateral rod is used for penetrating through the connection terminals of the latch buckles for the plurality of the latch lock pieces, and is locked and fastened in the fastening portion of the rectangular slot for the latch fastening seat.

US Pat. No. 10,797,453

MULTI-SPECIFICATION PLUG ADAPTER

DongGuan AHOKU Techland E...

1. A multi-specification plug adapter, comprising:a first outer casing (1) and a second outer casing (2) mounted to each other; the second outer casing (2) including one or more than one socket holes (21); the first outer casing (1) including one or more than one sliding plugs (11) disposed therein; one or more than one sliding plus (11) is provided with a push button (111), and the push button (111) is disposed outside the first outer casing (1); one or more than one sliding plugs (11) having first plug pins (112) and second plug pins (113) of different specifications at both ends; the first plug pins (112) or the second plug pins (113) of one or more than one sliding plugs (11) can be extended outside the first outer casing (1) by pushing the push button (111);
wherein the second outer casing (2) and the first outer casing (1) have one or more sets of corresponding rotating shafts (23) and shaft holes (10); the first outer casing (1) is rotatable relative to the second outer casing (2) through the rotating shaft (23);
wherein the second outer casing (2) includes second bus bars (24) electrically connected to conductive sheets (22): the first outer casing (1) includes first bus bars (12) electrically connected to one or more than one sliding plugs (1): the second bus bars (24) and the first bus bars (12) are electrically conducted through the shaft (23).

US Pat. No. 10,797,452

ELECTRICAL DEVICE AND GROUNDING METHOD FOR SUCH A DEVICE

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. An electrical device comprising:a housing that is intended to be mounted on a rail;
a monitoring and/or control module including a printed circuit board,
wherein, in the configuration in which the electrical device is mounted on the rail, at least one ground terminal of the printed circuit board is permanently electrically connected to the rail by elastic mechanical bearing on and direct electrical contact with a connecting element, itself elastically mechanically bearing on and making direct electrical contact with an elastic blocking member for elastically blocking the housing on the rail,
wherein the elastic blocking member is a spiral spring provided to come to bear against the rail and wherein the electrical connecting element is a conductive clip bearing, on the one hand, on the ground terminal and, on the other hand, on the spiral spring.

US Pat. No. 10,797,451

THERMALLY EFFICIENT CONNECTOR SYSTEM

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

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a receptacle with a cage that defines a port and a housing positioned in the cage, the cage having a rear wall and the housing having a card slot aligned with the port, the card slot having a plurality of terminals with contacts positioned in the card slot, the contacts forming a row, the card slot having a biasing element positioned on a first side of the card slot;
a plug assembly positioned in the port, the plug assembly including a body and a paddle card with pads that engage the contacts, the paddle card having an edge that is pressed against a second side of the card slot, the first side being opposite the second side, the card slot extending between the first and second sides such that a top of the card slot and a bottom of the card slot are closer together than the first side is to the second side.

US Pat. No. 10,797,450

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH UNITARY METALLIC SHELL HAVING OUTER PART AND INNER PART WITH TRANSITIONAL REGION THEREBETWEEN

FUDING PRECISION COMPONEN...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing including first and second walls opposite to each other in a transverse direction, and a pair of side walls linked between the first wall and the second wall and opposite to each other in a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the transverse direction;
a mating slot formed among the first wall, the second wall and the pair of side walls, and upwardly communicating with an exterior, in a vertical direction perpendicular to both the transverse direction and the longitudinal direction, via a mating opening formed in an upper surface of the housing;
a plurality of contacts retained in the first wall and the second wall, each of said contacts including a contacting section extending into the mating slot; and
a metallic shell secured to the housing and including first and second plates opposite to each other in the transverse direction, and a pair of side plates linked between the first plate and the second plate and opposite to each other in the longitudinal direction, a receiving cavity formed among the first plate, the second plate and the pair of side plates and located above the housing in the vertical direction away from the mating slot; wherein
the metallic shell further includes a pair of assuring devices unitarily extending from the corresponding side plates, respectively, and each of said assuring devices includes an oblique transitional section spaced above an upper surface of the corresponding side wall, and a securing section downwardly extending into an insertion groove in an inner surface of the corresponding side wall and directly communicatively facing the mating slot in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,797,449

CONNECTOR HAVING ONE-PIECE HOUSING

NICECONN TECHNOLOGY CO., ...

1. A connector having a one-piece housing, comprising:a metal sleeve, the metal sleeve being open at both ends and integrally extended along a circumferential direction thereof, a cross section of one end of the metal sleeve being smaller than a cross section of another end of the metal sleeve to form a neck; and
a circuit board, a tongue being formed protruding from an edge of the circuit board and a plurality of terminals being printed on at least a surface of the tongue, a part of the circuit board being interference fit in the neck of the metal sleeve, and the tongue being accommodated in the metal sleeve, the tongue being surrounded by the metal sleeve and spaced apart from an inner wall of the metal sleeve;
wherein an interference fitting segment connected with the tongue is formed on the circuit board, the interference fitting segment is inserted in and interference fit with the neck;
wherein a notch is formed at the edge of the circuit board, and the interference fitting segment is formed in the notch and connected between the tongue and the notch.

US Pat. No. 10,797,448

CONNECTING SYSTEM FOR CHARGING ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A connecting system for charging an electric vehicle, comprising:a connector comprising a male connector connected to a battery side for supplying electric energy to a vehicle and a female connector connected to the male connector;
an interlock circuit for constituting a closed circuit by connecting an interlock terminal of the male connector and an interlock terminal of the female connector to each other;
a control unit having a built-in battery, and for measuring a voltage at each end of the interlock circuit;
a light-emitting load provided on the interlock circuit inside the male connector; and
a ground switch provided on the interlock circuit inside the male connector, wherein the ground switch is configured in parallel with the light-emitting load.

US Pat. No. 10,797,447

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DEVICE WITH BUILT-IN LOCKOUT FUNCTION

RENAULT s.a.s., Boulogne...

1. An electrical connection device, comprising:a male connector including at least two male pins:
a female connector including at least two first terminals that are configured to be connected to an energy source and at least two second terminals that are configured to be connected to at least one secondary power consumer,
wherein the male connector is configured to be connected to a primary power consumer,
wherein each first terminal and each second terminal of the female connector is connected to a housing cooperating, when the male connector is plugged into the female connector, with at least one male pin of the male connector so as to supply the primary consumer and the secondary consumer with electricity from the energy source,
wherein each first terminal is inserted into a first housing and each second terminal is inserted into a second housing,
wherein each first housing is parallel with the corresponding second housing,
wherein each male pin comprises a first branch and a second branch converging toward a common output, and
wherein each first branch and each second branch of the male pin are inserted, respectively, into the first housing and the second housing until contact is made with the first terminal and the second terminal when the male connector is plugged into the female connector.

US Pat. No. 10,797,446

ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY COMPOSED OF RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR AND PLUG CONNECTOR

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. An electrical assembly comprising:a plug connector and a receptacle connector adapted to be mated with each other,
said plug connector including:
an insulative housing forming a receiving space behind a forward mating face in a front-to-back direction, and a pair of guiding posts located by two sides of the receiving space along a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the front-to-back direction, each guiding post forwardly extending beyond the mating face;
a plurality of contacts disposed in the housing;
a metallic shield enclosing the housing and including a pair of end plates each being equipped with a bending section covering both opposite inner side region and outer side region of the corresponding guiding post with thereof a free end protectively embedded within a recess of the housing and located behind the mating face in said front-to-back direction.

US Pat. No. 10,797,445

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING A CHAMFERED HOUSING STRUCTURE AND A UNITARY SHIELDING SHELL LATCH ALIGNED WITH THE CHAMFERED HOUSING STRUCTURE

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing including a top wall and a bottom wall opposite to each other in a vertical direction, and a pair of side walls opposite to each other in a transverse direction perpendicular to the vertical direction, the top wall, the bottom wall and the pair of side walls commonly forming a mating cavity forwardly communicating, via a mating opening, with an exterior along a front-to-back direction perpendicular to both the vertical direction and the transverse direction, an upper portion of the mating cavity being larger than a lower portion thereof in the transverse direction, at least one chamfered structure formed between the bottom wall and at least one sidewall;
a metallic shielding shell enclosing the housing; and
an upper terminal module and a lower terminal module commonly forwardly assembled to the housing along said front-to-back direction, the upper terminal module including a plurality of upper contacts integrally formed with an upper insulator, and the lower terminal module including a plurality of lower contacts integrally formed with a lower insulator; wherein
each of said upper contacts and said lower contacts includes a contact portion extending into the mating cavity, the upper insulator has a front protrusion received within a corresponding slot in the housing, and a rear protrusion received within a corresponding recess in the lower insulator, and the lower insulator has a front protrusion received within a corresponding slot in the housing and a rear protrusion received within a recess in the upper insulator;
a pair of chamfered structures are formed between the bottom wall and the corresponding sidewalls, respectively; and
the metallic shielding shell is formed as a single unitary piece of material to unitarily form a pair of resilient latches aligned with the corresponding chamfered structures in the vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,797,444

HIGH-VOLTAGE INTERLOCK SYSTEM

ROSENBERGER HOCHFREQUENZT...

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a first connector comprising a first contact element;
a second connector comprising a second contact element, said second connector engageable with said first connector such that said first contact element contacts said second contact element;
an interlock comprising a first interlock contact element, a second interlock contact element and a third interlock contact element; and
a first spring, wherein
in a non-engaged state of said first connector and said second connector, said first spring inhibits said first interlock contact element from contacting said second interlock contact element,
said first spring is deformable such that, in an engaged state of said first connector and said second connector, said first interlock contact element contacts said second interlock contact element,
in a non-fully-engaged state of said first connector and said second connector, said interlock prevents a flow of current to said first contact element,
at least one of said first interlock contact element, said second interlock contact element and said third interlock contact element is affixed to said first connector, and
at least one other of said first interlock contact element, said second interlock contact element and said third interlock contact element is affixed to said second connector.

US Pat. No. 10,797,443

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector, configured to mate with a mating component and an electrical component, the electrical connector comprising:a body;
one row of terminals provided in the body, comprising a plurality of signal terminals and a plurality of ground terminals, wherein the terminals are paired to form a plurality of terminal groups, the terminal groups comprise at least one first terminal group, at least one second terminal group and at least one third terminal group, each of the at least one first terminal group is formed by one signal terminal of the plurality of signal terminals and one ground terminal of the plurality of ground terminals, each of the at least one second terminal group is formed by two signal terminals of the plurality of signal terminals, each of the at least one first terminal group is formed by one ground terminal of the plurality of ground terminals and one signal terminal of the plurality of signal terminals, and an arrangement order of the two terminals in each of the at least one third terminal group is different from an arrangement order of the two terminals in each of the at least one first terminal group,
wherein each of the terminals has a base provided in the body, a contact portion extending from one end of the base configured to be electrically connected to the mating component, and a conducting portion bending and extending from another end of the base to be electrically connected to the electrical component;
wherein the conducting portions of the terminals in a same terminal group bend in a same direction, and the conducting portions of the terminals in two adjacent ones of the terminal groups bend in opposite directions; and
wherein the terminal groups comprise three adjacent terminal groups, the three adjacent terminal groups comprise a corresponding first terminal group, a corresponding second terminal group and a corresponding third terminal group, and in the three adjacent terminal groups, the corresponding second terminal group is located between the corresponding first terminal group and the corresponding third terminal group, and the ground terminal in the corresponding first terminal group and the ground terminal in the corresponding third terminal group are both adjacent to the corresponding second terminal group.

US Pat. No. 10,797,442

BIDIRECTIONAL DOUBLE-SIDED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

1. A bidirectional double-sided electrical connector, comprising:an outer housing;
an insulation seat;
a floating tongue, which is disposed on a front end of the insulation seat, is covered by the outer housing to form a connection slot in the outer housing, and is vertically movably disposed in a middle section of the connection slot in a floating manner so that an upper connection slot and a lower connection slot are formed, wherein the floating tongue comprises a plate body having a convex portion of a thicker front section and a rear section with a gradually reduced structure; and
two connection interfaces respectively facing the upper and lower connection slots, wherein each of the two connection interfaces comprises multiple elastically movable connection points provided by one row of contact terminals, one of the contact terminals of at least one of the rows of contact terminals has one of the elastically movable connection points, an elastically movable extension, a fixing portion and a pin, the elastically movable connection point is disposed on a front end of the elastically movable extension, and the elastically movable extension and the pin are respectively disposed on a front end and a rear end of the fixing portion, and the pins extend out of the insulation seat, wherein the elastically movable connection points of the two rows of contact terminals respectively face each other vertically and respectively face the upper and lower connection slots, and are disposed in back of the convex portion.

US Pat. No. 10,797,441

CABLE RETENTION SYSTEM FOR POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable retention system for a power distribution unit, the cable retention system comprising:a tether having an elongate portion and an attachment portion, the attachment portion including a channel; and
a tether mount having a base at a proximal end and a head at a distal end;
wherein at least a portion of the head is receivable within the channel by snap-fit such that the tether is adapted to be removably secured to the tether mount; and
wherein the elongate portion includes a plurality of apertures arranged along a length thereof, each aperture being configured to receive a separate tie wrap.

US Pat. No. 10,797,440

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH SLIDABLE FRAME FOR UNLOCKING LATCHES

AMPHENOL EAST ASIA LIMITE...

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a plug connector having:
a plug connection portion provided on a bottom side of the plug connector; and
a first locking unit provided on each of a left side and a right side of the plug connector and having a free-standing bottom end spaced apart from the corresponding left side or right side of the plug connector;
a socket connector having:
a socket connection portion provided on a top side of the socket connector and configured to physically and electrically connect to the plug connection portion; and
a fastening portion provided on each of a left side and a right side of the socket connector and configured to fasten the first locking unit to the fastening portion; and
a slidable locking frame mountable around the plug connector and having:
a pushing unit provided on each of a left side and a right side of the slidable locking frame, corresponding to an inner side of a corresponding one of the first locking units, and configured to, when the slidable locking frame is mounted around the plug connector connected to the socket connector and moves along a direction towards a top side of the plug connector, push the corresponding first locking unit away from the right side or left side of the plug connector that corresponds to the first locking unit to separate the first locking unit fastened with the fastening portion from the fastening portion and bring the first locking unit fastened with the fastening portion into an unlocked state.

US Pat. No. 10,797,439

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

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

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a first connector having: a first housing; and a plurality of first terminals attached to the first housing and aligned in a first direction; and
a second connector having a second housing and a plurality of second terminals aligned in the first direction;
wherein the first housing has a peripheral wall part having at an inner side a recessed portion at which the second connector is arranged,
the peripheral wall part has: two wall parts extending in the first direction, and opposing each other in a second direction orthogonal with respect to the first direction; and end wall parts positioned at the ends of the two wall parts, and extending in the second direction,
a through hole penetrating each of the end wall parts in the first direction is formed in each of the end wall parts,
the first connector has a slider arranged in the through hole,
wherein, when the second connector is arranged inside the peripheral wall part, the slider is movable in the first direction between a locked position at which the slider is engaged with the second connector and an unlocked position at which the slider is separated from the second connector, and
wherein the slider is a plate-like member arranged such that a thickness direction thereof is oriented to a third direction which is orthogonal with respect to both the first and second directions,
wherein, regardless of whether the slider is in the locked position or the unlocked position, the slider has an operation part that is positioned outside of the first housing and extends outwardly from the first housing in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,797,438

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR DEVICE

1. An electrical connector comprising:a connector portion configured to be fitted to an opposing connector along a first direction;
a connection body connected to the connector portion and extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and
a lock member attached to the connector portion and configured to maintain a fitted state between the connector portion and the opposing connector,
wherein the lock member includes:
a main body portion configured to sandwich the connector portion between the opposing connector and the lock member in the fitted state;
at least one lock engagement portion configured to be engageable with at least one connector engagement portion provided in the opposing connector; and
at least one release operation portion connected to the lock engagement portion and configured to disengage the connector engagement portion from the lock engagement portion,
wherein the lock engagement portion includes:
a hanging portion extending from the main body portion in the first direction;
a folded portion extending from a lower end of the hanging portion and folded in a third direction perpendicular to both the first direction and the second direction; and
an extending portion extending from the folded portion toward the main body, and including an engagement portion to engage the connector engagement portion,
wherein the lock engagement portion is located at a rear of the connector portion which connects to the connection body, and
wherein the lock member is attached to the connector portion so as to be pivotable about a pivot shaft extending along the third direction.

US Pat. No. 10,797,437

LIGHT SOCKET WITH EXTERNAL CONFIGURATION FOR AN ATTACHMENT

Wintergreen Corp., Alpha...

1. A light socket for a light bulb having an external configuration configured to cooperate with a light attachment and a socket support, said socket having a socket body comprising:a generally cylindrical sidewall defining an open proximal end;
a distal end surface wherein said distal end surface and said generally cylindrical sidewall define a bulb receiving cavity;
a mating member on an outwardly facing surface of said socket body wherein said mating member is generally T-shaped and defines a first member having a first width and a second member having a second width greater than said first width, wherein said mating member extends a predetermined length along said socket body outwardly facing surface and is configured to permit slidable movement of the attachment along said predetermined length of mating member.

US Pat. No. 10,797,436

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR STRUCTURE ADAPTED FOR A CIGARETTE LIGHTING DEVICE IN VEHICLES

1. A secure vehicle cigarette lighter electrical connector assembly compatible with a conventional vehicle cigarette lighter, comprising at least one of:an external thread for a female connector at an inlet outer diameter of the female connector; and
a flange and an internally threaded locking cap for a male connector;wherein the male connector is configured to be inserted into the female connector such that:the flange of the male connector contacts an inlet end of the female connector;
the internal thread of the locking cap is screwed onto the external thread of the female connector;
the male and female connectors are securely coupled mechanically while achieving an electrical connection therebetween, while providing both mechanical mounting and electrical connection to a device holder; and
the male connector has a bent portion configured to orient the device holder toward a vehicle driver.

US Pat. No. 10,797,435

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SECURING A SEGMENTED POWER CABLE FOR SHIPPING AND STORAGE

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. An apparatus for securing a segmented power cable with a plurality of connectors, for shipping and storage, the apparatus comprising:two or more fixtures, physically detached from each other, each comprising a plurality of locking receptacles along a body of each fixture, and
each locking receptacle of the plurality of locking receptacles comprises:
a locking mechanism to secure a connector of the segmented power cable to a corresponding locking receptacle of the plurality of locking receptacles,
wherein the locking mechanism comprises:
two or more corresponding locking tabs, such that for each of two adjacent locking receptacles each of the two or more corresponding locking tabs flex open independently from each other to snap a corresponding connector of the plurality of connectors in place; and
two or more protruding features extending from a base from which the two or more locking tabs extend and preventing rotational movement of a corresponding connector of the plurality of connectors snapped into place.

US Pat. No. 10,797,434

CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A connector, comprising:a housing having a terminal accommodating portion extending in forward to rearward directions, and including rearwardly-facing opening into which a wire at least partly is to be inserted; and
a retainer to be mounted on the housing from the opening side, the retainer including a base wall and a frame projecting rearward from the base wall, the base wall having an insertion opening through which the wire is received, at least one locking lance cantilevered rearward from an opening edge of the insertion hole to substantially face the wire and resiliently displaceable substantially toward the wire, the retainer holding the by the at least one locking lance resiliently contacting the wire;
wherein:
the housing includes at least one cantilevered pressing portion projecting from an opening edge of the rearwardly-facing opening;
the at least one pressing portion resiliently displaces the at least one locking lance substantially toward the wire to resiliently bring the at least one locking lance into contact with the wire by pressing the at least one locking lance substantially in a direction toward the wire; and
the retainer includes at least one displacement preventing portion configured to prevent a displacement of the at least one pressing portion in a direction substantially opposite to a contacting direction with the at least one locking lance by contacting the at least one pressing portion substantially in the direction toward the wire.

US Pat. No. 10,797,433

TERMINAL PROTECTION PARTS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A connector unit comprising:a connector;
a first connector cap part and a second connector cap part each of which is rotatably attached to a side wall of the connector, and
a rotation urging unit that rotates the connector cap parts in a same direction,
wherein the first connector cap part and the second connector cap part each have a first space for receiving an end portion of the connector,
wherein the first connector cap part and the second connector cap part rotate toward the connector and are joined together to form a connector cap so that the first spaces communicate with each other to form a second space and that the end portion is placed in the second space,
wherein at least one of the first connector cap part and the second connector cap part includes a projection, and at least another one of the first connector cap part and the second connector cap part has a recess that corresponds to the projection,
wherein the projection and the recess are fitted to each other when the first connector cap part and the second connector cap part are joined together,
wherein the end portion is placed in the second space when the rotation urging unit rotates the connector cap parts toward the connector,
wherein the rotation urging unit has a hollow space,
wherein the connector extends through the hollow space so that the rotation urging unit is slidable in a direction of a center axis of the connector, and
wherein the connector cap parts rotate toward the connector and the end portion is placed in the second space after the rotation urging unit starts to slide toward the connector cap parts and before at least portions of the connector cap parts are placed in the hollow space.

US Pat. No. 10,797,432

CONNECTOR INCLUDING A HOUSING INTO WHICH A CABLE IS INSERTED AND A REAR HOUSING TO GUIDE THE CABLE AND MAINTAIN SHAPES OF PORTIONS OF THE CABLE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. A connector comprising:a housing into which a cable is inserted;
an exterior component mounted on the housing, configured to cover the cable extending from the housing; and
a rear housing having a cylindrical portion mounted on the housing and provide inside the exterior component, configured to guide the cable extending from the housing to maintain a desired bend radius of a portion of the cable, the portion being in the vicinity of the housing, the guiding of the cable by the rear housing is made as the cable is inserted into the cylindrical portion of the rear housing, the rear housing is divided into at least two components by a first dividing surface on which a central axis of the cylindrical portion is positioned, the cable extending from the housing linearly extends only by a predetermined short distance and then is bent in an arc shape so that a central axis of the cable is positioned in one plane, the cylindrical portion of the rear housing guides the portion of the cable linearly extending by the predetermined small distance and the portion of the cable bent in the arc shape, the rear housing is divided into a first component, a second component, and a third component, the first component is one of the at least two components into which the rear housing is divided by the first dividing surface and is a component engaged with a convex surface of the cable bent in the arc shape, the second component is one of two components into which a component engaged with a concave surface of the cable bent in the arc shape is further divided by a second dividing surface, the component engaged with the concave surface of the cable bent in the arc shape being the other one of the at least two components into which the rear housing is divided by the first dividing surface, the second dividing surface is positioned on a boundary between the portion of the cable linearly extending only by the predetermined short distance and the portion of the cable extending while being bent in the arc shape and is a plane orthogonal to the central axis of the cable, and the third component is the other one of the two components into which the component engaged with the concave surface of the cable bent in the arc shape is divided by the second dividing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,797,431

WATER RESISTANT POP-UP OUTLET

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A pop-up outlet comprising:a terminal block configured to receive one or more conductors;
a middle section connected to a lower section, the middle section having an first thread;
a ring having a second thread connected to the first thread;
an upper section moveably connected to the middle section;
a power outlet positioned in the upper section having an outlet body, the power outlet electrically connected to the terminal block by the one or more conductors; and
a raise/lower mechanism configured to move the upper section with respect to the middle section from a first position where the outlet body is positioned at least partially in the middle section to a second position where the outlet body is exposed to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,797,430

CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A connector, comprising:a plate having a first surface and a second surface spaced apart in a connecting direction and a side surface extending continuously between the first and second surfaces;
terminals press-fit through the plate to penetrate through the plate in the connecting direction;
a housing formed of a first material by insert molding with the plate and the terminals as cores, the housing having a receptacle with at least one inner peripheral wall extending in the connecting direction and a separation wall normal to the inner peripheral wall, the inner peripheral wall entirely covering a side surface of the plate and the separation wall entirely covering the first surface of the plate; and
a potting material filled into the housing to entirely cover the second surface of the plate, the potting material being a second material different from the first material.

US Pat. No. 10,797,429

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a casing, comprising at least one first hole;
at least one connector, disposed in the casing, wherein the at least one connector penetrates the at least one first hole and is exposed out of the at least one first hole, and at least one gap exists between walls of the casing encircling the at least one first hole and the corresponding at least one connector; and
a waterproof elastic module, comprising at least one second hole, wherein the waterproof elastic module sleeves the at least one connector, the at least one connector is exposed out of the at least one second hole, the waterproof elastic module covers and wraps around the at least one connector, and the at least one gap is filled with the waterproof elastic module, wherein the waterproof elastic module comprises a front portion and a first covering portion and a second covering portion which are individually connected to the front portion, and the at least one second hole is formed at the front portion, wherein the first covering portion and the second covering portion cover and wrap around the at least one connector therebetween, and a first end portion of the first covering portion far away from the front portion and a second end portion of the second covering portion far away from the front portion abut against a circuit board, so that the waterproof elastic module covers a portion of the at least one connector connected to the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,797,428

CARD EDGE CONNECTOR WITH PROTECTIVE COVER

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

1. A card edge connector, comprising:an elongated insulating housing extending in a length direction, having two side walls which extend in the length direction and are spaced apart from each other in a width direction and two end walls which connect the two side walls at two ends in the length direction, the two side walls and the two end walls together defining a card edge insertion groove which has an opening, at least one of the two side walls being a terminal mounting wall, the terminal mounting wall having a top surface which faces the same direction as the opening of the card edge insertion groove; and
a plurality of conductive terminals arranged as a row in the length direction and provided to the terminal mounting wall, each conductive terminal having a contact portion which extends into the card edge insertion groove,
the card edge connector further comprising a covering member which is correspondingly mounted to the terminal mounting wall, the covering member having a body and a tongue portion which is connected to the body and has flexibility, the body being mounted to the top surface of the terminal mounting wall, the tongue portion extending in the length direction and at least partially covering the opening of the card edge insertion groove in the width direction.

US Pat. No. 10,797,427

CONNECTOR HOUSING EQUIPPED WITH AN IMPROVED CABLE TERMINAL POSITION ASSURANCE (TPA) DEVICE

RAYDIALL, Voiron (FR)

1. A connector housing, intended to be coupled to a complementary connector housing, and to house a cable terminal, the connector housing extending along a longitudinal axis (X) and comprising:a body comprising at least one first recess that extends transverse to the longitudinal axis (X);
a terminal position assurance (TPA) device; installed so as to be able to slide transverse to the longitudinal axis (X) inside the connector housing between an unlocking position and a locking position between the cable terminal and the connector housing, the TPA device comprising at least one flexible tab configured so as respectively to be:
blocked in the body of the connector housing in a waiting position, when no cable terminal is inserted into the connector housing,
deflected by a conductor of the cable terminal when it is inserted into the connector housing, wherein the at least one flexible tab is arranged such that the at least one flexible tab runs at least partially into the central passage of the connector housing when the at least one flexible tab is in its waiting position, and that the at least one flexible tab is housed completely in a wall of the connector housing in an active position.

US Pat. No. 10,797,426

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR UPPER AND LOWER CONTACTS MADE FROM A SINGLE CONTACT CARRIER AND INSULATIVE HOUSING MOLDED BY ONE SHOT

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. A method of making an electrical connector which includes an insulative housing having a tongue with two opposite surfaces and a plurality of contacts with contacting portions exposed to the two opposite surfaces of the tongue, characterized by the steps of:forming the plurality of contacts from a single contact carrier to have one contact thereof with a contacting portion oriented reversely-symmetrically with respect to a contacting portion of another contact thereof;
insert-molding the plurality of contacts with an insulator to form the insulative housing while exposing front ends of the contacts; and
severing a carrier strip of the contact carrier from the front ends of the contacts while leaving the front ends inwardly of a front end surface of the insulative housing;
wherein the front tongue comprises respective sloped grooves forwardly exposing the front ends of the plurality of contacts;
wherein said sloped grooves communicate with an exterior in both front-to-back direction and vertical direction for removal of a contact carrier strip originally linked to the front ends of the contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,797,425

COMPACT TRAVEL ADAPTER AND EXTENSION CORD

Paul Zeng Universal Suppl...

1. A travel adapter, comprising:a main housing; and
a plug adapter assembly coupled to the main housing via a power cord, the plug adapter assembly including a cavity configured to mate with a mating adapter plug by alignment of a set of tracks included in the cavity with a set of rails included in the mating adapter plug,
wherein the main housing includes a set of projections configured to engage with the set of tracks included in the cavity of the plug adapter assembly to enable the main housing to mate with the plug adapter assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,797,424

ELECTRICAL CONTACT

FUDING PRECISION COMPONEN...

1. An electrical contact for use within an electrical connector, comprising:a planar retaining section having a planar main base;
a plurality of barbs formed on opposite lateral side edges of the main base;
an oblique upper support arm and an oblique lower support arm respectively formed on opposite upper and lower ends of the main base in a vertical direction, said upper support arm extending not only upwardly but also sidewardly away from the main base in a sideward direction perpendicular to a plane defined by the main base, and said lower support arm extending not only downwardly but also sideward away from the main base in said sideward direction; and
an upper spring arm unit extending from the main base and having an upward upper contacting section and an upper abutment section located around the upper contacting section and compliantly abutting against the upper support arm when the upper spring arm is downwardly compressed, a lower spring arm unit extending from the main base and having a downward lower contacting section and a lower abutment section located around the lower contacting section and compliantly abutting against the lower support arm when the lower spring arm is upwardly compressed; wherein
the main base and the barbs thereof are immovable when the upper spring arm is downwardly compressed and the lower spring arm is upwardly compressed.

US Pat. No. 10,797,423

ELECTRIC CONTACT AND SOCKET FOR ELECTRIC COMPONENT

ENPLAS CORPORATION, Sait...

1. An electric contact comprising:a first member portion having a tubular shape and formed of an electrically conductive material, and including
a first contact portion, and
wave shaped portions forming a spring portion of the first member portion; and
a second member portion, which is a different body than the first member portion, having a rod shape and including
a second contact portion, and
an insert portion inserted into the spring portion, and being slidable so that the first member portion and the second member portion are extendable and contractable with respect to each other,
wherein the electric contact is positionable between a first electric component and a second electric component with the spring portion being contracted so that an urging force of the spring portion urges the first contact portion and the second contact portion to separate from each other, and thereby causes the first contact portion to contact the first electric component and the second contact portion to contact the second electric component with sufficient contact pressures to establish electrical contact between the first electric component and the second electric component.

US Pat. No. 10,797,422

CONNECTOR

Japan Aviation Electronic...

1. A connector mateable with a mating connector along an up-down direction, wherein:the mating connector has a mating housing and a plurality of mating terminals;
the mating terminals are held by the mating housing;
the connector is mounted on an object when used;
the connector comprises a housing and a plurality of terminals;
the housing has a receiving portion and terminal accommodation portions;
the receiving portion receives a part of the mating housing when the connector is mated with the mating connector;
each of the terminal accommodation portions communicates with the receiving portion;
the terminal accommodation portions partially accommodate the terminals, respectively;
the terminals are held by the housing;
each of the terminals has a fixed portion, a held portion, a first spring portion and a second spring portion;
the fixed portion is fixed on the object when the connector is used;
the held portion is held by the housing;
the first spring portion extends from the held portion;
the first spring portion has a first turn portion and a first coupling portion;
the first turn portion extends at least upward or in a first predetermined orientation from the held portion and then extends downward;
the first predetermined orientation is along a predetermined direction perpendicular to the up-down direction;
the first coupling portion extends downward from the first turn portion;
the second spring portion extends from the first spring portion;
the second spring portion has a second turn portion, a second coupling portion, an upper contact point and a recessed portion;
the second turn portion is coupled with the first turn portion by the first coupling portion;
the second turn portion is positioned below the first turn portion in the up-down direction;
the second coupling portion extends upward from the second turn portion;
the upper contact point is coupled with the second turn portion by the second coupling portion;
the upper contact point is positioned in the receiving portion;
the upper contact point faces in the first predetermined orientation;
the second turn portion has a lower contact point;
the lower contact point is positioned in the receiving portion;
the lower contact point faces in the first predetermined orientation;
in the predetermined direction, the recessed portion is recessed in a second predetermined orientation opposite to the first predetermined orientation;
the recessed portion is positioned between the upper contact point and the lower contact point in the up-down direction; and
in the predetermined direction, a distance between the upper contact point and the terminal accommodation portion is greater than a distance between the lower contact point and the terminal accommodation portion.

US Pat. No. 10,797,421

LANDING ELECTRICAL CONTACT

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. An electrical device reader, comprising:a wiring assembly, comprising:
a flexible substrate; and
a plurality of electrical contacts supported by the flexible substrate;
an electrical connector electrically coupled with the plurality of electrical contacts; and
a cradle positioned relative to the electrical connector and comprising a curved surface that defines a recess in the cradle,
wherein the wiring assembly is configured to flex from a first profile in which the plurality of electrical contacts are not electrically coupled with a plurality of contact pads of an electrical device into a second profile in which the plurality of electrical contacts are electrically coupled with the plurality of contact pads of the electrical device; and
wherein the wiring assembly is configured to flex and conform to the curved surface of the cradle and into a curved profile during a transfer of data from and/or to an electrical device through the wiring assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,797,420

CONNECTOR WITH DISPLACEMENT RESTRICTING MEMBER

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A connector, comprising:a connector housing including at least one terminal accommodation chamber and at least one accommodation recess;
a first terminal fitting to be at least partly inserted into the terminal accommodation chamber;
at least one second terminal fitting to be connected to a wire;
a terminal holding member being capable of at least partly accommodating the at least one second terminal fitting, the terminal holding member comprising a body portion and a covering portion, the terminal holding member being capable of at least partly accommodating the at least one second terminal fitting with the body portion and the covering portion united;
a terminal unit including the second terminal fitting(s) connected to the wire and the terminal holding member at least partly accommodating the at least one second terminal fitting, a rear part of the terminal holding member projecting rearward from the connector housing when the terminal unit is mounted at least partly into the accommodation recess; and
a displacement restricting member to be provided at least on either one of the connector housing and the terminal holding member, the displacement restricting member being locked to the other of the connector housing and the terminal holding member to restrict a displacement of the terminal unit when the terminal unit is mounted into the accommodation recess.

US Pat. No. 10,797,419

EXTERNALLY-ATTACHED PTC ELEMENT AND TUBULAR BATTERY

FDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A tubular battery, an externally-attached positive temperature coefficient (PTC) element attached to the tubular battery, and a lead terminal plate, wherein: the tubular battery comprises:a first electrode terminal, and
a second electrode terminal; and
the externally-attached PTC element includes:
a bottom plate made of a metal plate, the bottom plate being attached to the first electrode terminal of the tubular battery;
a plate-shaped PTC element, and
a top panel made of a metal plate,
the plate-shaped PTC element and the top panel being stacked in that order above the bottom plate disposed below,
the plate-shaped PTC element being disposed in an opposed area between the top panel and the bottom plate,
the top panel extending in a first direction with respect to a planar area of the bottom plate, the top panel having a distal end formed into a single lead pin mountable to a circuit board;
wherein the lead terminal plate is attached to the second electrode terminal of the tubular battery and is made of a metal plate extending linearly in the first direction, the lead terminal plate having a distal end formed into two lead pins inserted into respective through-holes on the circuit board,
whereby the tubular battery cannot be mounted in an erroneous direction.

US Pat. No. 10,797,418

CONNECTOR, CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE

JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONIC...

1. A connector for connecting a first circuit board having two or more first contact portions that are bendable and a second circuit board having two or more second contact portions that are bendable, the connector comprising:a first connector portion in which two or more projection units project from a surface of a base plate; and
a second connector portion constituted of a fitting plate in which two or more fitting hole units 80 corresponding to the two or more projection units are formed,
wherein the first connector portion has at least one locking portion that is elastically deformable and is situated between one pair of adjacent projection units of the two or more projection units,
wherein the second connector portion has at least one portion to be locked corresponding to the at least one locking portion of the first connector portion,
wherein at least one of the two or more projection units and the two or more fitting hole units have elasticity, and
wherein when the first connector portion and the second connector portion are fitted with each other, each of the two or more projection units of the first connector portion is fitted into a corresponding one of the two or more fitting hole units of the second connector portion as catching each of the two or more first contact portions of the first circuit board and a corresponding one of the two or more second contact portions of the second circuit board that are overlapped to face each other, and the each of the two or more first contact portions of the first circuit board and the corresponding one of the two or more second contact portions of the second circuit board are elastically pressed into contact with each other and thus electrically connected to each other between a lateral surface of the each of the two or more projection units and an inner surface of the corresponding one of the two or more fitting hole units, while each of the at least one locking portion is caught on a corresponding portion to be locked whereby a fitting state between the first connector portion and the second connector portion is locked.

US Pat. No. 10,797,417

HIGH PERFORMANCE STACKED CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An I/O connector comprising:a plurality of conductive elements comprising mating contact portions;
a housing comprising:
a first port comprising a first slot extending into the housing in a first direction and elongated in a second direction and, wherein the first slot is bounded by opposing first and second walls extending in the first direction, and mating contact portions of a first portion of the plurality of conductive elements are exposed within the first slot;
a second port comprising a second slot extending into the housing in the first direction and elongated in the second direction, wherein the second slot is bounded by opposing first and second walls extending in the first direction, and mating contact portions of a second portion of the plurality of conductive elements are exposed within the second slot;
a surface between the first port and the second port, wherein the surface forms an obtuse angle with respect to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,797,416

ROUTING ASSEMBLY AND SYSTEM USING SAME

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

1. A routing assembly, comprising:a frame with a front face that defines a plurality of ports in a one by N array, where N is at least two;
a connector housing aligned with each port, the connector housing formed of a metal material;
a tray extending from the frame, the tray including an interior opening;
a plurality of first connectors, one of each of the first connectors positioned in each of the connector housings;
a plurality of cables with first ends connected to the plurality of first connectors and second ends extending from the tray into the interior opening, the plurality of cables extending through the tray in a predetermined configuration; and
a plurality of second connectors mounted on the second ends, wherein the plurality of cables are configured to allow signals to pass between the first and second connectors while bypassing a circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,797,415

CONTACT FOR A DIRECT PLUG-IN CONNECTION, AND DIRECT PLUG-IN CONNECTION

1. A contact for direct plug-in connection, with a joining portion and a contact portion for producing electrical contact with a passage opening in a printed circuit board, and an introducing portion forming a free end of the contact, wherein the contact portion and the introducing portion are formed on a strip of flat sheet-metal material having two side edges, a front side and a rear side, wherein, on the front side or the rear side in the contact portion, the strip has a convex bulge for bearing against the inner side of the passage opening,wherein a connecting portion is arranged between the joining portion and the contact portion, wherein the connecting portion, the contact portion and the introducing portion are formed from a strip of flat sheet-metal material, and wherein, between the connecting portion and the contact portion, the strip has a first bending point at which the strip is twisted.

US Pat. No. 10,797,414

CABLE CONNECTOR FOR COAXIAL CABLE ON THICK PRINTED-CIRCUIT BOARD

HIRSCHMANN CAR COMMUNICAT...

1. A method of connecting a first contact point on a face of a printed-circuit board having an outer edge to a coaxial cable having a core conductor surrounded by a dielectric inner sheath surrounded by a conductive shield surrounded by an outer sheath, the method comprising the steps of sequentially:milling in the board adjacent between the contact point and the outer edge a recess opening at the face and of a semicircular shape of a diameter less than an outer diameter of the outer sheath;
forming a second contact point in the recess;
stripping the inner sheath, outer shield, and outer sheath from an end of the cable to expose an end of the core conductor;
stripping the outer sheath outward of the exposed end of the core conductor to expose the outer shield;
pressing the end of the cable into the recess in a form fit and thereby engaging the exposed core-conductor end with the first contact point and the exposed shield with the second contact point; and
electrically attaching the exposed core-conductor end and the exposed shield to the respective contact points.

US Pat. No. 10,797,413

TERMINAL-EQUIPPED ELECTRICAL WIRE AND WIRING MODULE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A terminal-equipped electrical wire comprising an electrical wire and a terminal that is connected to the electrical wire,wherein the terminal includes a metal cap portion having a tubular portion that is tubular in shape, the tubular portion has a first end portion that is sealed and a second end portion that is open,
the terminal is connected to the electrical wire in a state where the cap portion is placed over an end portion of the electrical wire, the electrical wire has an insulation covering that is stripped away from at least part of the end portion of the electrical wire to expose a core wire,
the second end portion, toward an edge where the tubular portion is open, has an increased width in a diameter direction of the tubular portion relative to the first end portion where the tubular portion is sealed, and
the cap portion is placed over the electrical wire so that the first end portion contacts the core wire and forms an electrical connection between the electrical wire and the terminal, and so that the second end portion forms a gap between the cap portion and the insulation covering of the electrical wire toward the edge where the tubular portion is open and has the increased width in the diameter direction.

US Pat. No. 10,797,412

HIGH FREQUENCY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A high frequency electrical connector, comprising:an outer conductive shell supporting at least one signal contact therein and comprising a front end for mating with a mating connector and a back end opposite the front end for electrically connecting to a printed circuit board or a coaxial cable;
a primary ground connection located inside of the outer conductive shell, the primary ground connection being configured to electrically engage the mating connector with the printed circuit board or with the coaxial cable; and
a secondary ground connection separate from the primary ground connection located either inside or outside of the outer conductive shell, the secondary ground connection being configured to electrically engage the mating connector with the printed circuit board or with the coaxial cable,
wherein the primary and secondary grounding connections define separate grounding paths of the electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,797,411

CONDUCTING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CONDUCTING ARRANGEMENT

TE Connectivity Germany G...

1. A conducting arrangement, comprising:a first electrical conductor element having a first contact section with a first material; and
a second electrical conductor element having a second contact section welded to the first contact section, a side of the second contact section facing the first contact section has a predefined microstructure including a recess bounded continuously about its perimeter, the first material of the first contact section at least partially fills the recess of the predefined microstructure.

US Pat. No. 10,797,410

CONNECTOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A connector, comprising:a pair of a first fitting object and a second fitting object capable of being fitted together, said first fitting object including an outer peripheral wall;
a filler provided in at least one of said first fitting object and said second fitting object; and
a contact provided to at least one of said first fitting object and said second fitting object; wherein:
said filler and said contact are located, in a corresponding fitting object, inside of a top end of a fitting side of said fitting object in a state before said first fitting object and said second fitting object are fitted together; and
said contact is fitted to a contact mounting groove that is recessed in said first fitting object and is, in view of said fitting side, arranged inside of said outer peripheral wall including a side wall and a locking portion in said state before said first fitting object and said second fitting object are fitted together.

US Pat. No. 10,797,409

ANTENNA DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An antenna device comprising:a radiating body mounted to two adjacent surfaces of a multiple layer circuit board to transmit and receive both a first polarized wireless signal and a second polarized wireless signal,
wherein the first polarized wireless signal and the second polarized wireless signal are different.

US Pat. No. 10,797,408

ANTENNA STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An antenna structure for communication of radio-frequency (RF) waves, the antenna structure comprising:a base unit;
a first horizontal-polarization (HP) antenna unit including a plurality of first inverted-F antennas (IFAs) configured to radiate RF waves with a horizontal polarization;
a second HP antenna unit having a plurality of second IFAs configured to radiate RF waves with the horizontal polarization, the second HP antenna unit positioned such that the first HP antenna unit and the second HP antenna unit are spaced apart from each other to form a first parallel-plate waveguide, and such that the second HP antenna unit and the base unit are spaced apart from each other to form a second parallel-plate waveguide;
a first vertical-polarization (VP) antenna unit located in the first parallel-plate waveguide, the first VP antenna unit having a plurality of first VP excitation elements configured to radiate the RF waves having vertical polarization; and
a second VP antenna unit located in the second parallel-plate waveguide, the second VP antenna unit having a plurality of second VP excitation elements configured to radiate the RF waves with the vertical polarization.

US Pat. No. 10,797,407

WIRELESS TRANSCEIVER HAVING RECEIVE ANTENNAS AND TRANSMIT ANTENNAS WITH ORTHOGONAL POLARIZATIONS IN A PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA PANEL

MOVANDI CORPORATION, New...

1. A wireless transceiver using a phased array antenna panel for concurrently transmitting and receiving wireless signals, said wireless transceiver comprising:dedicated receive antennas coupled to a receive circuit, said dedicated receive antennas only receiving linearly polarized signals of a first polarization;
dedicated transmit antennas coupled to a transmit circuit, said dedicated transmit antennas concurrently only transmitting linearly polarized signals of a second polarization orthogonal to said first polarization;
said dedicated receive antennas forming a receive beam based on receive phase and receive amplitude information provided by a master chip in said phased array antenna panel;
said dedicated transmit antennas forming a transmit beam based on transmit phase and transmit amplitude information provided by said master chip in said phased array antenna panel;
wherein said receive phase and receive amplitude information for said dedicated receive antennas is provided by an RF front end chip that is connected to said master chip;
wherein four of said dedicated receive antennas surround each of said dedicated transmit antennas.

US Pat. No. 10,797,406

MULTI-BEAM ACTIVE PHASED ARRAY ARCHITECTURE WITH INDEPENDENT POLARIZATION CONTROL

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A phased array circuit comprising:a first vector generator to provide a first phase shift of a first signal communicated between a first port of a dual-polarized radiating element and a common signal path by separately performing quadrant selection via phase inversion switching for each of a first in-phase vector and a first quadrature-phase vector associated with the first signal, and separately performing relative amplification on each of the first in-phase vector and the first quadrature-phase vector of the first signal based on the first phase shift; and
a second vector generator to provide a second phase shift of a second signal communicated between a second port of the dual-polarized radiating element and the common signal path by separately performing quadrant selection via phase inversion switching for each of a second in-phase vector and a second quadrature-phase vector associated with the second signal, and separately performing relative amplification on each of the second in-phase vector and the second quadrature-phase vector of the second signal based on the second phase shift.

US Pat. No. 10,797,405

MODULE COMPRISING ANTENNA AND RF ELEMENT, AND BASE STATION INCLUDING SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A module for use in a wireless communication apparatus for communicating with a terminal, the module comprising:a plurality of antennas formed on a region of a first printed circuit board (PCB) corresponding to a first side of the first PCB;
a plurality of radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) chips; and
a plurality of second PCBs, each of the second PCBs being configured to electrically connect a corresponding RFIC chip of the plurality of RFIC chips to the first PCB,
wherein each of the second PCBs has a smaller surface area than the first PCB, and is coupled to a second side of the first PCB opposite to the first side via a grid array, and
wherein the module is configured to operate in a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antenna scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,797,404

THREE-DIMENSIONAL ANTENNA ARRAY MODULE

MOVANDI CORPORATION, New...

1. An antenna module, comprising:an antenna substrate;
a plurality of three-dimensional (3-D) antenna cells on a first surface of the antenna substrate;
a plurality of packaged circuitry on a second surface of the antenna substrate, wherein the plurality of packaged circuitry comprises a plurality of radio-frequency (RF) chips and at least one mixer chip,
wherein the plurality of radio-frequency (RF) chips and the at least one mixer chip are mounted on the second surface of the antenna substrate;
wherein the plurality of packaged circuitry is further mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) based on a plurality of holes in the PCB; and
a first supporting ball on a first side of a packaged circuitry of the plurality of packaged circuitry and a second supporting ball on a second side of the packaged circuitry on the second surface of the antenna substrate,
wherein each of the plurality of 3-D antenna cells comprises a raised antenna patch, and
wherein a packaged circuitry of the plurality of packaged circuitry is electrically connected with the raised antenna patch of the plurality of 3-D antenna cells.

US Pat. No. 10,797,403

DUAL ULTRA WIDE BAND CONFORMAL ELECTRONICALLY SCANNING ANTENNA LINEAR ARRAY

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An antenna, comprising:a first dielectric layer, having a first dielectric layer first side and a first dielectric layer second side including a conductive ground plane;
a second dielectric layer, having a second dielectric layer first side disposed adjacent the first dielectric layer second side and a second dielectric layer second side;
a plurality of antenna elements, disposed along a first axis, wherein each of the plurality of antenna elements are separated by a distance along the first axis, wherein each of the plurality of antenna elements comprises:
a first dipole element formed on the first dielectric layer first side along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis, the first dipole element having a first dipole element first end and a first dipole element second end having a capacitively loaded first stub;
a second dipole element formed on the first dielectric layer first side along the second axis and colinear with the first dipole, the second dipole element having a second dipole element first end proximate the first dipole element first end and a second dipole element second end distal from the first dipole element first end having a capacitively loaded second stub; and
wherein each of the second dipole element first ends are connected to an associated conductive antenna feed disposed on the second dielectric layer second side;
the capacitive loaded first stub is formed by a first gap between the first dipole element first end and the first dipole element second end and the first dipole element second end shorted to the conductive ground plane; and
the capacitive loaded second stub is formed by a second gap between the second dipole element first end and the second dipole element second end and the second dipole element second end shorted to the conductive ground plane.

US Pat. No. 10,797,402

DEPLOYABLE ANTENNA REFLECTOR

ELTA SYSTEMS LTD., Ashdo...

1. A reflective antenna, comprising:a flexible reflective sheet extending between a central hub and a perimeter edge; and
a reflective sheet support mechanism comprising one or more spiral ribs, wherein at least one of the one or more spiral ribs is articulated to the flexible reflective sheet at least at several locations along the perimeter edge of the flexible reflective sheet;
wherein at a collapsed, stowed position of the reflective antenna, the one or more spiral ribs are coiled about a common center and the flexible reflective sheet is folded at a compact configuration; and
wherein at an expanded, deployed position of the reflective antenna, the one or more spiral ribs are radially expanded and the flexible reflective sheet is stretched over the expanded one or more spiral ribs, imparting to the flexible reflective sheet a parabolic shape.

US Pat. No. 10,797,401

REFLECTION MIRROR ANTENNA DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A reflection mirror antenna device comprising:at least one primary radiator radiating a radio wave in a first frequency band and a radio wave in a second frequency band higher than the first frequency band; and
a reflection mirror having a surface of a paraboloid of revolution reflecting radio waves in the first and second frequency bands radiated from the at least one primary radiator,
wherein a first region of the reflection mirror including a center point of the paraboloid of revolution is formed of a conductor,
a second region, which is an outer peripheral side of the first region, of the reflection mirror is a region where a plurality of reflection elements, which are conductor patterns, is arranged on a dielectric body overlaid on a base plate conductor,
an arrangement pitch of the plurality of reflection elements corresponds to a wavelength of a radio wave in the second frequency band,
the plurality of reflection elements arranged in the second region cause phase difference between a reflection phase of a radio wave on the first region and a reflection phase of a radio wave on the second region, and
the phase difference between a reflection phase of a radio wave at the center point included in the first region and a reflection phase of a radio wave on the second region is in a range between 90 and 180 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,797,400

HIGH COMPACTION RATIO REFLECTOR ANTENNA WITH OFFSET OPTICS

Eagle Technology, LLC, M...

1. A reflector system, comprising:a hoop assembly comprising a plurality of link members extending between a plurality of hinge bodies, the hoop assembly configured to automatically, passively expand between a collapsed configuration wherein the link members extend substantially parallel to one another and an expanded configuration wherein the link members define a circumferential hoop;
a collapsible mesh reflector surface secured to the hoop assembly such that when the hoop assembly is in the collapsed configuration, the reflector surface is collapsed within the hoop assembly and when the hoop assembly is in the expanded configuration, the reflector surface is expanded to a predetermined shape that is intended to concentrate RF energy in a desired pattern; and
a mast assembly including an extendible boom, wherein the hoop assembly is secured by a plurality of hoop positioning cords relative to a top portion of the boom and by a plurality of primary catenary cords to a bottom portion of the boom such that upon extension of the boom to a deployed condition, the hoop assembly is supported by the boom, wherein a central axis of the hoop assembly is substantially parallel or forms a slight angle to the central axis of the extendible boom and is offset in position relative to a central axis of the extendible boom.

US Pat. No. 10,797,399

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Ulsan National Institute ...

1. A wireless power transmission and communication system, comprising:a transmitter comprising a first surface wave antenna installed on a metal wall and configured to transmit and receive an evanescent electromagnetic wave flowing along a surface of the metal wall, and a first monopole antenna connected to the first surface wave antenna in parallel; and
a receiver comprising at least one of a second surface wave antenna or a second monopole antenna, which is installed in a space partitioned by the metal wall and configured to receive an evanescent electromagnetic wave flowing along the surface of the metal wall.

US Pat. No. 10,797,398

SURFACE-WAVE ANTENNA, ANTENNA ARRAY AND USE OF AN ANTENNA OR AN ANTENNA ARRAY

UNVERSITE DE RENNES 1, R...

1. Antenna designed to emit and/or receive surface waves with a decametric, hectometric or kilometric central wavelength ?0, comprising:at least one horizontal wire aerial element of between 0.5 ?0 and ?0 in length,
an imperfect conducting medium comprising a terrestrial or an aquatic medium and having a substantially horizontal surface;
at least three vertical wire aerial elements of the same length between 0.03 ?0 and 0.1 ?0, arranged in a same plane and each comprising an upper end and a lower end, said upper ends being connected to the horizontal wire aerial element, said lower ends being connected to said imperfect conducting medium;
wherein:
the upper ends of at least two vertical wire aerial elements are respectively connected to a first end and to a second end of the horizontal wire aerial element, and
the upper end of a vertical wire aerial element, called central element, is connected to the horizontal wire aerial element in its centre, the central element also being connected to a device for feeding the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,797,397

ANTENNA MODULE INCLUDING DIELECTRIC MATERIAL AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING ANTENNA MODULE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An antenna module for a wireless communication apparatus configured to communicate with a terminal, the antenna module comprising:a member comprising an insulator plate and a conductive pattern formed on the insulator plate for electric signals to flow through;
a plurality of metal structures disposed on a first side of the member, wherein each metal structure of the plurality of metal structures comprises a top face portion, a first feeding portion, and a second feeding portion, and each metal structure being configured to radiate radio waves through the top face portion of the metal structure; and
a plurality of communication chips coupled to a second side of the member, each communication chip of the plurality of communication chips electrically connected to the conductive pattern to supply electric signals to at least two metal structures of the plurality of metal structures to radiate the radio waves,
wherein the first feeding portion and the second feeding portion of each of the metal structures are integrally formed with the top face portion of the metal structure, and are configured to support the top face portion spaced apart from the insulator plate,
wherein each metal structure is configured to radiate a first signal corresponding the first feeding portion and a second signal corresponding the second feeding portion,
wherein polarizations of the first signal and the second signal are different from each other, and
wherein the antenna module is configured to operate in a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antenna scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,797,396

APERTURE COUPLED PATCH ANTENNA ARRANGEMENT

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. An aperture coupled patch antenna comprising:a substrate comprising a planar electrically conductive ground plane;
an electrically conductive box arranged on and electrically connected to the planar electrically conductive ground plane to form an air filled cavity between the electrically conductive box and the planar electrically conductive ground plane, the electrically conductive box comprising an aperture in the form of at least one elongate slot;
an electrically conductive patch arranged in parallel with the planar electrically conductive ground plane and at a distance from the electrically conductive box such that the aperture of the electrically conductive box is located between the electrically conductive patch and the planar electrically conductive ground plane; and
a distribution network comprising at least one elongate distribution element arranged in parallel with the planar electrically conductive ground plane between the planar electrically conductive ground plane and the electrically conductive patch, at a distance from the substrate and the planar electrically conductive ground plane and at a distance from the electrically conductive box such that a gap is formed between the at least one elongate distribution element and the electrically conductive box, wherein an extension of the at least one elongate distribution element intersects an extension of the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,797,395

ANTENNA AND ANTENNA APPARATUS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An antenna comprising:an exciting element including, in a plan view, a central region having a feeding point and at least three extending regions that extend radially from the central region; and
a plurality of non-exciting elements each including, in the plan view, a short circuit region having a short circuit point and a power receiving region located at a position where it is allowed to be capacitively coupled with corresponding one of the extending regions, wherein
in the plan view, a current path from the short circuit region to the power receiving region in each of the non-exciting elements has a vertical component with respect to the extending direction of the corresponding one of the extending regions.

US Pat. No. 10,797,394

ANTENNA MODULES AND COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A handheld communication device, comprising:a first assembly, including:
a rigid portion including a first array of antenna patches, a first set of printed circuit board (PCB) layers, and an integrated circuit (IC) die, wherein the IC die is proximate to a first face of the first set of PCB layers, the first array of antenna patches is proximate to a second face of the first set of PCB layers, the first face is opposite to the second face, a face of the first array of antenna patches is proximate to a side of the handheld communication device, and the first array of antenna patches includes four antenna patches,
a flexible portion coupled to the rigid portion, wherein a thickness of the flexible portion is less than a thickness of the rigid portion, and
a shield above and extending past side faces of the IC die; and
a second assembly, including:
a second array of antenna patches, wherein a face of the second array of antenna patches is oriented perpendicular to the face of the first array of antenna patches, the face of the second array of antenna patches faces a back of the handheld communication device, and the second array of antenna patches includes four antenna patches.

US Pat. No. 10,797,393

READING DEVICE ANTENNA

KYOTO UNIVERSITY, Kyotos...

1. A reading device antenna for reading an IC tag that has been inserted into a human body and placed at a certain position in order to locate a lesion, the reading device antenna comprising:a coil portion having a coil with a predetermined number of turns in a circumferential direction; and
a shield portion that covers at least an approximately half of the coil portion in the circumferential direction and causes a bias in a magnetic flux generated from the coil.

US Pat. No. 10,797,392

FOLDED, THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) ANTENNAS AND RELATED DEVICES

Sensus Spectrum, LLC, Mo...

1. A folded antenna comprising:an antenna having a fold therein,
wherein the fold in the antenna divides the antenna into fest and second radiating portions, the first radiating portion of the folded antenna being planar and the second radiating portion having a window therein and having a different shape than the first radiating portion, the shape of the second radiating portion providing a length that supports a radiating frequency of the folded antenna; and
wherein the first and second radiating portions of the folded antenna are coupled at the fold in the antenna having a predetermined angle therebetween; and
an RF feed leg and a ground leg, different from the RF feed leg, connected at a same edge of the second radiating portion having the window therein, the RF feed leg and the ground leg being spaced apart and parallel to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,797,391

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING ANTENNA MODULE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing;
a first PCB disposed inside the housing;
a first wireless communication circuit disposed on the first PCB to transmit and receive signals of a first frequency band;
a second PCB disposed inside the housing, wherein the second PCB includes a signal line;
an antenna array disposed on the second PCB;
a second wireless communication circuit disposed on the second PCB to transmit and receive signals of a second frequency band using the antenna array; and
a conductive member electrically connected to the first wireless communication circuit by the signal line of the second PCB via a feed point for the conductive member.

US Pat. No. 10,797,390

DYNAMIC EFFECTIVE RADIATED POWER (ERP) ADJUSTMENT

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. An earth station aboard aircraft (ESAA), comprising:a variable beamwidth antenna configured to transmit in accordance with a steerable beam pattern;
a variable gain amplifier unit coupled to the variable beamwidth antenna, the variable gain amplifier unit configured to amplify input signals to the variable beamwidth antenna in accordance with a gain of the variable gain amplifier unit to provide a variable amplifier instantaneous power output; and
a processing unit coupled to the variable gain amplifier unit, the processing unit configured to
utilize navigational data to determine target station direction data associated with direction of the steerable beam pattern towards a target station,
determine, based upon the target station direction data, a target amplifier instantaneous power output that corresponds to an effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) spectral density (ESD) limit, and
adjust the gain of the variable gain amplifier unit to the variable amplifier instantaneous power output to the target amplifier instantaneous power output.

US Pat. No. 10,797,389

NON-INVASIVE BEAM FORMING ADD-ON MODULE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a plurality of antennas configured to receive one or more signals from a neighboring node of a linear wireless sensor network;
a plurality of phased signal amplifiers, each coupled to a respective one of the plurality of antennas, wherein the plurality of phased signal amplifiers are configured to adjust an amplitude of a respective received signal in accordance with a weighting coefficient and adjust phase of a carrier frequency of the received signal to form a corresponding plurality of first amplified signals;
a plurality of splitters respectively coupled to the plurality of phased signal amplifiers, wherein each the plurality of splitters are configured to split a respective one of the corresponding plurality of first amplified signals into first and second split signals; and
a combiner circuit coupled to receive the second split signals from each of the plurality of splitters and configured to combine the second split signals from each of the plurality of splitters into a combined signal,
wherein the apparatus is configured for coupling to a sensor antenna port and the combined signal is provided by the combiner circuit to the sensor antenna port.

US Pat. No. 10,797,388

VEHICLE-MOUNTED ANTENNA DEVICE

HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD....

1. A vehicle-mounted antenna device comprising:an antenna;
an electronic component electrically isolated from the antenna, the electronic component comprising a coaxial connector including an inner terminal and an outer terminal;
a coaxial cable with one end connected to the coaxial connector; and
a shielding member grounded to a vehicle body being ground, the shielding member being configured to block at least part of noise generated from the electronic component from reaching the antenna,
the coaxial cable including an inner conductor connected to the inner terminal and an outer conductor connected to the outer terminal, and
the electronic component being electrically connected to the shielding member via only the outer terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,797,387

CLOSED LOOP APERTURE TUNABLE ANTENNA

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. An apparatus comprising:a radio frequency (RF) antenna circuit;
an antenna aperture tuning circuit electrically coupled to the RF antenna circuit;
an antenna impedance measurement circuit;
a processor electrically coupled to the antenna aperture tuning circuit and antenna impedance measurement circuit, wherein the processor is configured to:
obtain an antenna impedance measurement from the antenna impedance measurement circuit when the antenna aperture tuning circuit is set to a first antenna aperture tuning state;
determine a different second antenna aperture tuning state according to the first antenna aperture tuning state and the antenna impedance measurement using a lookup table; and
set the antenna aperture tuning circuit to the second antenna aperture tuning state.

US Pat. No. 10,797,385

ANTENNA, ANTENNA APPARATUS, TERMINAL, AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING WORKING FREQUENCY BAND OF ANTENNA

HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD., ...

1. An antenna apparatus, comprising:an antenna comprising:
a feeding point;
a feeding stub electrically connected to the feeding point; and
an L-shaped coupling stub coupled to the feeding stub, wherein the L-shaped coupling stub consists of:
a first arm having a longest dimension in a first direction, wherein all of the first arm extends only in the first direction;
a second arm coupled to the first arm and having a longest dimension in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction, wherein all of the second arm extends only in the second direction; and
multiple grounding points including a plurality of first grounding points and a second grounding point, wherein the first grounding points are located on the first arm, wherein the second grounding point is located on the second arm, and wherein one of the first grounding point is configurable for selective grounding;
a first data acquirer configured to acquire a target working frequency band; and
a processor coupled to the antenna and the first data acquirer and configured to adjust a first grounding combination of the antenna according to the target working frequency band, the first grounding combination comprising a combination of grounding statuses of the multiple grounding points.

US Pat. No. 10,797,384

RADAR SUPPORT STRUCTURE

Nissan North America, Inc...

1. A radar support structure, comprising:a vehicle body structure having a front end;
an emblem attached to the front end of the vehicle body structure;
a radar attachment assembly having an attachment portion, a mounting portion and an energy absorbing portion disposed between the attachment portion and the mounting portion, the attachment portion being fixedly attached to the front end of the vehicle body structure; and
a radar unit installed to the mounting portion such that the radar unit is spaced apart from and aligned with the emblem.

US Pat. No. 10,797,383

BAND LATCH MECHANISM AND HOUSING WITH INTEGRATED ANTENNA

Fitbit, Inc., San Franci...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first radio-frequency (RF) receiver having a first RF feed; and
a housing configured to be part of a wearable electronic device, wherein:
the first RF receiver and the first RF feed are located within the housing,
the housing has a plurality of exterior surfaces,
the housing includes a base portion, a first RF radiator portion, and an electrically non-conductive intermediate structure that is interposed between, and connected with, the base portion and the first RF radiator portion,
the base portion includes a back surface that faces a wearer's skin that contacts the wearable electronic device when the wearable electronic device is worn by the wearer,
the base portion and the first RF radiator portion are made of metal,
the first RF radiator portion includes one or more of the exterior surfaces of the housing,
the first RF radiator portion is positioned within the housing such that the exterior surfaces of the housing included in the first RF radiator portion generally face away from the back surface, and
the first RF radiator portion is in electrically conductive contact with the first RF feed within the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,797,382

WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A wearable electronic device comprising:a middle frame;
two connecting sidewalls disposed at two opposite sides of the middle frame, for connecting a wearable component;
a first metal sidewall disposed at the middle frame and located between the two connecting sidewalls, the first metal sidewall connected to ground and having a first slot, wherein the first slot is separated from the two connecting sidewalls and the first slot is enclosed by a plurality of metal walls;
a first dielectric component installed in the first slot, wherein the first dielectric component is surrounded by the plurality of metal walls; and
a first antenna layout trace circuit installed on the first dielectric component;
wherein the first antenna layout trace circuit comprises a first antenna pattern and a second antenna pattern, wherein the first antenna pattern is installed on an inner side of the first dielectric component and has a signal feed end, the second antenna pattern is installed on an outer side of the first dielectric component and has a ground end coupled to the first metal sidewall to ground the second antenna pattern, wherein the signal feed end is disposed adjacent to a first side of the first dielectric component, the ground end is disposed adjacent to a second side of the first dielectric component, and the first side is perpendicular to the second side;
wherein the first antenna pattern, the second antenna pattern, and the first metal sidewall form a resonant coupling to generate a first resonate frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,797,381

DYNAMIC INTERFERENCE REDUCTION FOR ANTENNA BEAM TRACKING SYSTEMS

Isotropic Systems Ltd., ...

1. A multiple beam antenna system, comprising:an interference reduction device configured to form a first antenna beam that continually and dynamically acquires and tracks a desired signal having a source or node location that varies with time, said desired signal having a desired beam channel or path with one or more undesired signals interfering with the desired beam from one or more undesired interfering source(s) or node(s) at other location(s) that varies with time with respect to the source or node location; and
said interference reduction device further configured to form one or more second antenna beam(s) that each continually seeks, acquires, and tracks the one or more undesired signal(s) from the other location(s) that varies with time and processes the one or more undesired signals from those undesired interfering source(s) or node(s) to continually reduce or cancel the changing interference in the desired beam channel or path by subtracting or cancelling the one or more undesired signals from the desired signal.

US Pat. No. 10,797,380

UNIVERSAL RRU MOUNTING ASSEMBLY

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. An assembly for mounting one or more RRUs to a mounting structure, comprising:first and second mounting panels, each of the first and second mounting panels having a main body and two flanges that extend generally perpendicularly to the main body with an open-ended gap between the flanges, the main body including mounting apertures patterned for mounting of an RRU;
a mounting foundation having side edges, each of the side edges having an open-ended slot, wherein the mounting foundation is a pipe clamp; and
mounting members extending from the flanges away from the main body of each of the first and second mounting panels, the mounting members configured to enter the open-ended slots on the mounting foundation and slide therein, and
fasteners cooperating with the mounting members to mount the first and second mounting panels to the mounting foundation,
wherein the mounting members and the fasteners are threaded, and
wherein the open-ended gap between the flanges prevents the mounting foundation from interfering with the sliding action of the mounting members as the mounting members are slid into the open-ended slots.

US Pat. No. 10,797,379

ANTENNA STRUCTURE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. An antenna structure, comprising:a nonconductive supporting element;
a feeding radiation element, having a feeding point;
a first radiation element, coupled to the feeding point;
a second radiation element, coupled to the feeding radiation element;
a third radiation element, coupled to the feeding radiation element, wherein a slot region is formed between the second radiation element and the third radiation element;
a fourth radiation element, coupled to a ground voltage, wherein a coupling gap is formed between the fourth radiation element and the third radiation element; and
a tuning radiation element, coupled to the fourth radiation element;
wherein the feeding radiation element, the first radiation element, the second radiation element, the third radiation element, the fourth radiation element, and the tuning radiation element are all disposed on the nonconductive supporting element.

US Pat. No. 10,797,378

SMART WATCH AND ANTENNA SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUIT AND METHOD THEREOF

GOERTEK INC., Shandong P...

1. An antenna signal processing circuit of a smart watch, wherein the antenna signal processing circuit comprises: a sensor module, a microprocessor, an antenna body, and an antenna tuning circuit having a plurality of tuning paths; the antenna signal processing circuit further comprises a first switch element, wherein the first switch element comprises a controlling end, a movable contact and a plurality of stationary contacts; the antenna tuning circuit is connected between a smart watch signal source and the antenna body; the microprocessor is respectively connected to the sensor module and the antenna tuning circuit; the movable contact of the first switch element is connected to the smart watch signal source, each stationary contact of the first switch element is connected to one corresponding tuning path of the antenna tuning circuit, and the controlling end of the first switch element is connected to the microprocessor; the microprocessor controls the switching of the first switch element through the controlling end, so that the smart watch signal source is conductively connected to the corresponding tuning path; the sensor module sends a detected proximity sensing signal to the microprocessor; and the microprocessor receives the proximity sensing signal, and obtains a controlling signal, to control the antenna tuning circuit to switch the tuning path and perform tuning processing on a signal from the smart watch signal source or the antenna body.

US Pat. No. 10,797,377

MOBILE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd...

1. A mobile device, comprising:a metal middle frame,
a glass back shell covering the metal middle frame; and
an FPC antenna disposed on an inner surface of the glass back shell,
wherein the FPC antenna comprises a flexible substrate layer and a metal pattern layer attached to the flexible substrate layer, the flexible substrate layer is laminated onto the inner surface of the glass back shell, the metal pattern layer is formed on a surface of the flexible substrate layer by a LDS process, the FPC antenna is electrically connected to the metal middle frame, and the inner surface of the glass back shell faces the metal middle frame.

US Pat. No. 10,797,376

COMMUNICATION DEVICE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A communication device, comprising:a ground element;
a dielectric substrate, disposed adjacent to an edge of the ground element; and
an antenna element, disposed on the dielectric substrate, wherein the antenna element comprises:
a feeding metal element, having a feeding point;
a shorting metal element, coupled to the ground element;
a first radiation metal element, coupled to the shorting metal element, and disposed adjacent to the feeding metal element;
an inductive element; and
a second radiation metal element, coupled through the inductive element to the feeding metal element, wherein the second radiation metal element is further coupled to the ground element.

US Pat. No. 10,797,375

WAFER LEVEL PACKAGE WITH AT LEAST ONE INTEGRATED ANTENNA ELEMENT

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. A wafer level package with at least one integrated antenna, comprising:a chip layer with at least one chip;
a dielectric layer with at least one through-connection by means of a via; and
an antenna layer with the at least one integrated antenna arranged between the chip layer and the dielectric layer;
wherein the wafer level package comprises a contacting layer that is arranged on the dielectric layer opposite to the antenna layer;
wherein a shield is arranged on the dielectric layer opposite to the antenna layer or is integrated in the contacting layer;
wherein the chip layer comprises a fan-out area;
wherein the chip layer and/or the dielectric layer comprises a shielding via that is arranged laterally between the at least one integrated antenna and the chip and is configured to shield between the chip and the at least one integrated antenna;
wherein the shielding via is arranged beside the chip;
wherein the wafer level package comprises no redistribution layer; wherein no layer is arranged between the chip layer and the antenna layer so as to enable that the at least one antenna is closely or directly connected to a front end of the chip.