US Pat. No. 10,892,632

CONFIGURABLE GRID CHARGING COIL WITH ACTIVE SWITCH AND SENSING SYSTEM

1. An inductive charging system, comprising:a power source for providing an electrical charge that is wirelessly transferred or emitted to charge a first device;
a configurable grid that is configured to form and change a shape or a size of a single closed-circuit inductive loop that wirelessly transfers the electrical charge to the first device based on a shape or a size of an inductive coil of the first device;
a plurality of switches within the configurable grid, each switch of the plurality of switches being configured to open and close to electrically connect different portions of the configurable grid to form and change the shape or the size of the single closed-circuit inductive loop;
a memory for storing a configuration of the plurality of switches that indicates whether each switch of the plurality of switches is closed or open; and
a processor connected to the plurality of switches and configured to operate the plurality of switches to open and close to electrically connect the different portions of the configurable grid to form the shape or the size of the single closed-circuit inductive loop based on the stored configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,892,631

APPARATUS FOR FAST BATTERY CHARGING

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A battery gauge device comprising:a voltage input terminal configured to receive a voltage signal from a battery; and
a processor coupled to the voltage input terminal, and configured to:
generate a first control signal for charging the battery under a constant anode potential mode until the voltage signal meets a predetermined threshold, the first control signal including a charge current signal representing a charge current determined based on an open cell anode potential of the battery and an anode resistance of the battery; and
generate a second control signal for charging the battery under a constant voltage mode when the voltage signal meets the predetermined threshold, the second control signal including a charge voltage signal representing a charge voltage based on battery data determined by the battery gauge device.

US Pat. No. 10,892,630

CHARGE CONTROL DEVICE FOR IN-VEHICLE BATTERY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A charge control device for an in-vehicle battery, for performing charge control of a battery that is mounted in a vehicle and that is configured as a lithium-ion secondary battery, comprising:a control unit that is configured to obtain a neglect resistance increase rate as a reversible resistance component based on an SOC of the battery and a temperature of the battery when the battery is not charged/discharged, and obtain a permissible charge current value to the battery based on the obtained neglect resistance increase rate, wherein:
the control unit is configured to obtain a neglect resistance elimination rate based on a difference in SOC resulting from charge/discharge of the battery and a temperature of the battery when the battery is charged/discharges; and
the control unit is configured to correct the neglect resistance increase rate based on the neglect resistance elimination rate.

US Pat. No. 10,892,629

INTELLIGENT BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Sling Media Pvt Plt, Ban...

1. An intelligent battery charging system comprising:a memory, the memory arranged to store an intelligent battery controller system, the intelligent battery controller system executable by a processor, wherein the intelligent battery controller system is in communication with a battery charge level sensor;
the intelligent battery controller system being configured to monitor, via the battery charge level sensor, a percentage charge level of the battery and apply a charge mapping scheme that (1) indicates to a user that the charge level is 0% when the charge level is actually a predefined lower threshold that is higher than 0% and (2) indicates to the user that the charge level is 100% when the charge level is actually a predefined upper threshold that is lower than 100%;
wherein the charge mapping scheme shuts down a mobile device when the charge level reaches the predefined lower threshold, and wherein the charge mapping scheme halts charging when the charge level reaches the predefined upper threshold,
a battery temperature sensor that monitors a temperature of the battery of the mobile device and applies one or more of a plurality of remedial actions to lower the temperature of the battery when a battery temperature above a threshold temperature is measured,
wherein the plurality of remedial actions to lower the temperature of the battery include one or more of stopping a charging of the battery of the mobile device while still maintaining the power drive current to support presently active functions of the mobile device, disabling all external communications while still supporting presently active internal functions of the mobile device, and shutting down the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,892,628

BICYCLE CONTROLLER AND BICYCLE CONTROL SYSTEM

Shimano Inc., Osaka (JP)...

1. A bicycle controller comprising:an electronic control unit configured to control power consumed by a plurality of bicycle components from a common battery,
the bicycle components including at least a first component and a second component,
the first component includes one of a shifting device, a front light, a tail light, a seatpost assembly, a suspension device, a display device, an acoustic device, a grip heater, a seat heater, a wireless communication device, a front image capturing device, a rear image capturing device, a front braking device, and a rear braking device,
the second component including one of the shifting device, the front light, the tail light, the seatpost assembly, the suspension device, the display device, the acoustic device, the grip heater, the seat heater, the wireless communication device, the front image capturing device, the rear image capturing device, the front braking device, and the rear braking device, the second component being different from the first component,
the electronic control unit being configured to reduce the power of the battery consumed by the first component upon determining only a charge amount of the battery is a first level, and
the electronic control unit being configured to reduce the power of the battery consumed by the second component upon determining only a charge amount of the battery is a second level that is lower than the first level.

US Pat. No. 10,892,626

POWER ADAPTER FOR CORDLESS POWER TOOLS

HUSQVARNA AB, Huskvarna ...

1. Energy source and power tool combination comprising a power tool, the combination comprising:a backpack battery assembly configured to be supported by shoulder straps on a back of a user;
a power adapter comprising an adapter housing, the adapter housing comprising a base section and a cover configured to be coupled to the base section; and
an electrical cable guided through the base section interconnecting the backpack battery assembly to the power adapter,
wherein the power adapter is configured to physically engage and be electrically connected to the power tool,
wherein responsive to insertion of the power adapter into the power tool, the cover of the adapter housing is surrounded by portions of the power tool while the base section remains exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,892,625

CASES AND FOLIOS FOR CARRYING AND CHARGING ACCESSORIES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A case for retaining a portable electronic device, the case comprising:a back cover;
a front cover;
a retainer carried by the back cover, the retainer adapted to retain the portable electronic device;
a hinge portion that pivotally couples the front cover to the back cover;
a receptacle integrated with the hinge portion, the receptacle defining an opening; and
a battery integrated with the receptacle, wherein at least some electrical energy stored in the battery is capable of charging an accessory device disposed in the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,892,624

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING A PLURALITY OF BATTERY CELLS IN SERIES OR PARALLEL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A battery pack comprising:a housing;
a first set of plurality of battery cells connected in series and positioned in the housing;
a second set of plurality of battery cells connected in series and positioned in the housing;
a first analog front end connected to the first set of plurality of battery cells and configured to individually monitor each cell of the first set of plurality of battery cells;
a second analog front end connected to the second set of plurality of battery cells and configured to individually monitor each cell of the second set of plurality of battery cells;
an electronic processor connected to the first analog front end and the second analog front end;
series connection contacts configured to connect the first set of battery cells and the second set of battery cells in series when closed; and
parallel connection contacts configured to connect the first set of battery cells and the second set of battery cells in parallel when closed,
wherein one of the series connection contacts and the parallel connection contacts are closed when directly engaged by one or more conductive blades of an external electronic device,
wherein the other of the series connection contacts and the parallel connection contacts are opened when directly engaged by one or more insulating ribs of the external electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,892,623

METHOD FOR DETECTING ISLANDING CONDITION FOR A DC/AC CONVERTER APPARATUS AND A DC/AC CONVERTER APPARATUS THEREOF

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A method for detecting islanding conditions for a DC/AC converter apparatus electrically connected with a main grid at a point of common coupling, the method comprises:providing a first frequency perturbation to a reference signal in order to try shifting the frequency of an AC voltage at said point of common coupling, said first frequency perturbation having a first frequency perturbation value and being repeatable for a corresponding series of AC cycles, each series of AC cycles having a corresponding variable number of AC cycles;
frequency tracking said reference signal including a frequency perturbation;
measuring the frequency of said AC voltage at said point of common coupling;
If a change in frequency of said AC voltage lower than a start threshold value is detected repeating the previous steps;
if a change in frequency of said AC voltage higher than said start threshold value is detected, comparing the frequency of said AC voltage at said point of common coupling with a first threshold value;
if the frequency of said AC voltage at said point of common coupling is higher than said first threshold value, islanding conditions are identified;
if the frequency of said AC voltage at said point of common coupling is lower than said first threshold value, executing the following steps:
selecting a constant frequency perturbation value;
calculating an additional frequency perturbation value;
calculating a second frequency perturbation value by adding said additional frequency perturbation value to the constant frequency perturbation value;
providing a second frequency perturbation to said input reference signal, said second frequency perturbation having said further frequency perturbation value.

US Pat. No. 10,892,622

DYNAMIC PHOTOVOLTAIC ADAPTION FOR MANAGING GRID VOLATILITY USING A PHOTOVOLTAIC HARVESTER

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for dynamically stabilizing an amount of photovoltaic output produced by at least one photovoltaic panel, comprising:utilizing at least one processor to execute computer code that performs the steps of:
receiving information, from at least one energy subsystem, indicating a desired amount of photovoltaic output to be produced by the at least one photovoltaic panel, the at least one photovoltaic panel having at least one photovoltaic harvester attached thereto, wherein the at least one photovoltaic harvester is at least one reflector;
ascertaining the amount of photovoltaic output being produced by the at least one photovoltaic panel, wherein the ascertaining comprises identifying an amount of solar irradiance onto the photovoltaic panel over a predetermined length of time based upon a size and orientation of the at least one photovoltaic harvester with respect to the at least one photovoltaic panel;
determining a difference between the desired amount of photovoltaic output and the amount of photovoltaic output being produced;
identifying a maximum possible amount of photovoltaic output that could be produced by the at least one photovoltaic panel, wherein the maximum possible amount of photovoltaic output corresponds to a maximum irradiance onto the at least one photovoltaic panel; and
optimizing, using an optimization technique that determines an optimal adjustment of the photovoltaic harvester, the amount of photovoltaic output produced by the at least one photovoltaic panel by adjusting at least one characteristic of the at least one photovoltaic harvester, wherein the at least one characteristic comprises a size of the at least one photovoltaic harvester with respect to the at least one photovoltaic panel, wherein the optimizing comprises maximizing an amount of revenue generated from the at least one photovoltaic panel in view of the maximum possible amount of photovoltaic output that could be produced by the at least one photovoltaic panel, a maximum angle of the at least one photovoltaic harvester with respect to the at least one photovoltaic panel, and a maximum size of the at least one photovoltaic harvester and wherein the optimizing comprises performing the maximizing with a least amount of volatility, thereby not running the at least one photovoltaic panel at maximum production at all times;
wherein the adjusting the size of the at least one photovoltaic harvester comprises changing a length of the at least one photovoltaic harvester by moving, utilizing a mechanical component, the at least one photovoltaic harvester in a direction with respect to the at least one photovoltaic panel.

US Pat. No. 10,892,621

SCALABLE HIERARCHICAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION GRID UTILIZING HOMOGENEOUS CONTROL LOGIC

Tesla, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. A distributed electrical grid system, comprising:a plurality of control modules arranged in a hierarchy and associated with a corresponding plurality of sites, the plurality of control modules implementing a same optimization scheme logic, having an energy goal, to control one or more devices at a site according to the energy goal, the plurality of control modules including at least:
a first control module configured as a child of a second control module in the hierarchy, the first control module being associated with a first site and configured to:
receive a desired power curve from the second control module, wherein the desired power curve indicates a desired first site energy characteristic,
determine, based upon the desired power curve, whether a current energy profile of the first site satisfies the desired first site energy characteristic, and
when the current energy profile of the first site does not satisfy the desired first site energy characteristic, change the current energy profile of the first site by signaling one or more devices at the first site to change one or more of an energy load used at the first site, an amount of energy being stored at the first site, and an amount of energy generated by the first site; and
the second control module configured as a parent to a set of child control modules including the first control module, the second control module being configured to:
determine an aggregate child energy profile of a set of sites associated with the set of child control modules by at least determining an aggregate energy generation value of the set of sites, an aggregate energy storage value of the set of sites, and an aggregate load value of the set of sites;
based upon the aggregate child energy profile of the set of sites, determine a set of desired power curves corresponding to the set of sites; and
transmit a corresponding desired power curve of the set of desired power curves to a corresponding one of the set of child control modules.

US Pat. No. 10,892,620

STATE OF CHARGE MAINTENANCE DURING OPERATION OF ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for controlling an energy storage system, comprising:receiving, by one or more control devices, a power demand associated with a grid service operation for an energy storage system, wherein an increase in the power demand specifies an amount of power to be discharged by the energy storage system onto the grid and a decrease in the power demand specifies an amount of power to be provided to the energy storage system from the grid;
accessing, by the one or more control devices, data indicative of one or more time shifts for responding to the power demand, wherein a duration of the one or more time shifts are selected based on a performance rating for the energy storage system;
generating, by the one or more control devices, a time shifted power demand based on the one or more time shifts, wherein the one or more time shifts are implemented during only the increase in power demand; and
controlling, by the one or more control devices, power delivery to or from the one or more energy storage devices in the energy storage system during the grid service operation based on the time shifted power demand to provide the grid service operation with a delay relative to the power demand.

US Pat. No. 10,892,619

DISTRIBUTED INVERTER AND INTELLIGENT GATEWAY

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. Apparatus for use in an energy conversion system, comprising:a gateway remotely located from an inverter and having (i) a first terminal for coupling to AC wiring upon which the inverter couples AC power, wherein the AC power is generated by the inverter from DC power, wherein the gateway and the inverter can communicate bidirectionally over the AC wiring utilizing power line communication, and wherein the gateway obtains data pertaining to operation of the inverter via the first terminal, the data communicated using power line communications, and (ii) a second terminal for coupling information related to the data to an external monitor, remotely located with respect to the gateway, via a communications network.

US Pat. No. 10,892,618

POWER SOURCE LOAD CONTROL

1. For use in a home or business which receives single or multiple phase A.C. electric power from at least a first power source, the A.C. electric power having a standard frequency and voltage and powering a group of loads in the home or business, a load coupler device operating to disconnect one or more loads to prevent or relieve an overload of the power source which is supplying power thereto, the load coupler device comprising:a) a contactor comprising one or more each of a control connection for opening and closing the contactor, a line connection for receiving A.C. electric power from a power source, and a load connection for supplying power to a corresponding first load when the contactor is closed,
b) a power supply circuit having an input coupled at the line connection to the electric power and an output providing lower voltage power to power a processor circuit,
c) a user input circuit coupled to the processor circuit, the user input circuit to receive inputs from an installer thereby allowing configuration of the load coupler device by the installer when it is installed to operate with the first load,
d) the processor circuit coupled to the line and control connections of the contactor and executing a program whereby via the connection or sensor coupled to the line connection the processor is responsive to the amount of total load on the power source and one or more of voltage, current or frequency of the electric power supplied at the contactor line connection to cause a load shed by opening the contactor to either relieve an actual overload or prevent a potential overload of the power source, or both, and following the load shed after at least a known time period the processor closes the contactor to resupply power to the first load, the known time period responsive to the configuration of the load coupler.

US Pat. No. 10,892,617

HIGH SPEED WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE INPUT STRUCTURE

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. An input protection circuit for generating an output voltage in response to an input voltage, comprising:a first cascode switch to limit the output voltage when input voltage excursions are below a specified voltage operation range comprising a high-voltage PMOS field effect transistor (PMOSFET) having a control electrode, a first current carrying electrode connected across a first zener diode to the control electrode, and a second current carrying electrode connected to receive an input voltage;
a blocking field effect transistor (FET) having a control electrode connected to a power supply voltage, a first current carrying electrode connected across a second zener diode to the power supply voltage, and a second current carrying electrode connected to the control electrode of the high-voltage PMOSFET;
a second cascode switch to limit the output voltage when input voltage excursions are above the specified voltage operation range comprising a high-voltage NMOS field effect transistor (NMOSFET) having a control electrode connected to the power supply voltage, a first current carrying electrode providing the output voltage and connected across a third zener diode to the control electrode, and a second current carrying electrode connected to a source follower node; and
a level shifter circuit connected between the first current carrying electrode of the high-voltage PMOSFET and the source follower node.

US Pat. No. 10,892,616

SAFE PROCESSING METHOD FOR ACTIVE VOLTAGE REDUCTION OF GROUND FAULT PHASE OF NON-EFFECTIVE GROUND SYSTEM

CHANGSHA UNIVERSITY OF SC...

1. A safe processing method for active voltage reduction of a ground fault phase of a non-effective ground system, for use in safe processing of a ground fault of a neutral point non-effective ground generator or distribution network, whereinnon-effective ground system side windings of a transformer are provided with a plurality of shunting taps, serial numbers of shunting taps of each phase are defined to sequentially increase from a neutral point to an output, the shunting tap X is short-circuited to a ground to force an output voltage of the phase to be Ux=E·(N?Nx)/N, and the larger serial number of the shunting tap short-circuited to the ground is, the lower the output voltage of the corresponding fault phase is;
when a single-phase ground fault occurs, a transformer shunting tap is selected according to a target value U2 of a voltage reduction operation of the ground fault phase, and selected the shunting tap with a smallest serial number, selected according to the fact that the number of turns of coils from the neutral point to the shunting tap is greater than N?N·U2/E, is short-circuited to the ground to implement safe operation processing of active voltage reduction,
wherein E is a power phase voltage, N is a total number of turns of coils of each phase of winding, Nx is a number of turns of coils from the shunting tap X to the neutral point in a fault phase winding, the target value U2 of the voltage reduction operation of the ground fault phase is (0, U1), and U1 is a fault phase voltage before the shunting tap is short-circuited to the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,892,615

CIRCUIT FOR MITIGATING ELECTRIC SHOCK

ENERGY FOCUS, INC., Solo...

1. A circuit for mitigating electric shock, comprising:an external impedance detection circuit detecting a presence of an external impedance, the external impedance detection circuit detecting a relative change in voltage from a startup condition and a test condition,
wherein the startup condition is defined by mains power applied to the circuit with negligible power consumed by a load,
wherein the test condition is defined by non-zero power delivered to the load; and
wherein the external impedance is in series with a source of electrical power;
a test and holdoff circuit inhibiting operation of a power converter which delivers power to the load if external impedance is detected,
wherein the external impedance detection circuit includes a first low pass filter having a first time constant equal to a value of a detected average input voltage in milliseconds and a second low pass filter having a second time constant equal to a value of a detected instantaneous voltage in milliseconds; and
a mode circuit including a comparator generating an input fed to the test and holdoff circuit, wherein the comparator compares an output of the first low pass filter and an output of the second low pass filter.

US Pat. No. 10,892,614

SAFETY DEVICE FOR A POWER SUPPLY

1. A safety device for an electrical apparatus powered by an AC mains power supply having a neutral circuit and an active circuit, the safety device comprising an electrical circuit having active, neutral, and earth terminals for connecting to respective active, neutral, and earth conductors of the electrical apparatus, wherein the electrical circuit comprises:first and second optocouplers; and
a bipolar transistor,wherein:an anode of the first optocoupler is electrically connected to the active terminal via a first electrical pathway;
a collector of the first optocoupler is electrically connected to the active terminal via a second electrical pathway;
a cathode of the first optocoupler is electrically connected to an anode of the second optocoupler via a light emitting diode (LED);
an emitter of the first optocoupler is electrically connected to a collector of the second optocoupler;
a cathode of the second optocoupler is electrically connected to the neutral terminal;
an emitter of the second optocoupler is electrically connected to the earth terminal;
a base of the bipolar transistor is electrically connected to the first electrical pathway;
a collector of the bipolar transistor is electrically connected to an anode of the LED; and
an emitter of the bipolar transistor is electrically connected to a cathode of the LED,and wherein:in response to (a) the active conductor being wired to the neutral circuit of the AC mains power supply, (b) the neutral conductor being wired to the active circuit of the AC mains power supply, or (c) the neutral conductor being disconnected from the AC mains power supply, the first and second optocouplers are configured to electrically isolate the active terminal and the neutral terminal from the earth terminal by (i) switching off, or (ii) failing to switch on, and
the bipolar transistor is configured to switch on in response to the first and second optocouplers switching off or failing to switch on, thereby preventing the LED from illuminating to provide a visual indication of a wiring fault.

US Pat. No. 10,892,613

SQUIB CIRCUIT HIGH SIDE BATTERY SHORT PROTECTION

VEONEER US, INC., Southf...

1. A squib driver circuit for deployment of an active safety restraint in a vehicle, the squib driver circuit being an integrated circuit formed on a single chip comprising:an input terminal for receiving an input voltage used to fire the active safety restraint;
a high side feed terminal configured for communication with the active safety restraint;
a low side return terminal configured for communication with the active safety restraint;
a high side driver configured to supply current from the input terminal to the high side feed terminal;
a low side driver configured to supply current from the low side return terminal to the electrical ground; and
a high side short to battery voltage protection circuit configured to allow an all fire signal from the high side feed terminal until a short is detected between the high side feed terminal and a battery voltage for a predetermined period of time and disable the high side driver after the short is detected and elapse of the predetermined period of time;
wherein the high side short to battery voltage protection circuit comprises a comparator circuit to compare the input voltage to a reference voltage to determine if the high side terminal is shorted to the battery voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,892,612

STRAND SUPPORT DEVICE

1. A small cell mounted to a communications cable support strand, wherein a strand support device is mounted to a telephone pole to provide support to the support strand, the device comprisinga casing for securing to the telephone pole;
a mounting rod extending substantially horizontally from the casing;
a support rod extending substantially horizontally from the casing; and
a connector for securing the support rod to the mounting rod, wherein the support strand is secured to the device to limit the amount of drooping in the support strand caused by the small cell.

US Pat. No. 10,892,611

BUS BAR MODULE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A bus bar module comprising:a bus bar that is formed of a plate-shaped piece of metal;
a thermally conductive sheet that is in close contact with an outer periphery of the bus bar and that has an extension portion extending outward from the bus bar; and
an insulating case that covers the bus bar and the thermally conductive sheet,
wherein an accommodation space in which the extension portion is accommodated with a gap left between the extension portion and the bus bar is provided between the bus bar and the case, and
a through hole through which the accommodation space is in communication with an external space is formed penetrating the case.

US Pat. No. 10,892,610

ADJUSTABLE TRANSITION COUPLER

Bridgeport Fittings, LLC,...

1. An adjustable transition coupler for coupling armored cable (AC) or metal clad cable (MC), the AC/MC having an outer sheath in a range of outer diameters, to either electrical metallic tubing (EMT) or rigid conduit, the transition coupler comprising:a body with a hollow cylindrical section and an extension member attached to the hollow cylindrical section, the hollow cylindrical section having a slot dimensioned to allow passage of a stop plate, a first threaded bore passing through the hollow cylindrical section for receipt of an adjustment screw, and at least a second threaded bore for receipt of a screw so as to secure EMT/rigid conduit in a cavity of the hollow cylindrical section;the extension member comprising a first flange with threaded bores formed therein, a curved section attached to the flange at one end of the curved section, and a second flange attached to the curved section at a second end of the curved section, the second flange having a slot formed therethrough;an insulator having a hollow cylindrical bushing at one end dimensioned to be inserted into the cavity of the hollow cylindrical section of the body, a curved member flexibly attached to the hollow cylindrical bushing, the curved member extending to a second end of the insulator, and a stop plate extending radially outward from the curved member at said second end of the insulator, the stop plate dimensioned for passage in said slot of the body, the stop plate movable by the adjustment screw between a minimum deflection and a maximum deflection, the stop plate configured to stop the AC/MC from passage into the hollow cylindrical section of the body when the AC/MC is positioned in the extension member of the body; wherein the hollow cylindrical bushing of the insulator is configured to stop the EMT or rigid conduit positioned in the hollow cylindrical section of the body from passage into the extension member; anda strap having a flange with slots formed therein, each slot dimensioned to allow passage of a screw for threaded engagement with one of the threaded bores formed in the first flange of the extension member, a curved section having a first end attached to the strap flange, the curved section complementary to the curved section of the extension member, and a strap adjustment member attached to a second end of the strap curved section, the strap adjustment member having a plurality of fingers extending therefrom, the fingers arranged in pairs, each pair of fingers dimensioned so as to be able to pass through the slot of the second flange of the extension member so as to prevent the strap adjustment member from disengaging from said slot, wherein the curved section of the extension member and the curved section of the strap are configured to secure the AC/MC cable, where the AC/MC outer sheath may have different outer diameter sizes in said range of outer diameters,wherein the curved member of the insulator includes depending ears configured to contact dimples protruding inside the hollow cylindrical section of the body when the stop plate is at the maximum deflection.

US Pat. No. 10,892,609

FLEXIBLE CLAD PROTECTION SYSTEM

Magnetic Lifting Technolo...

1. A flexible protection system, comprising:a serial arrangement of a plurality of thimbles, each thimble having a first end, a flared second end, and an aperture running along a longitudinal axis of each thimble from the first end to the flared second end, and wherein said flared second end has an expending taper at the flared second end and wherein said flared second end extends in a direction that is radially outward to said longitudinal axis of each thimble,
wherein an outer diameter of the first end of each thimble is smaller than an inner diameter of the second end of each thimble so as to facilitate at least partial insertion of the first end of a first thimble into the second end of a second thimble placed adjacent the first thimble in an overlapping arrangement and in a non-interlocking engagement along a longitudinal direction, wherein said second end of each thimble is of an expanding taper having a plurality of internal radii of said inner diameter of said second end of each thimble that is larger than an external radii of said outer diameter of said first end of each thimble and wherein said inner diameter of at least a portion of said second end is greater than said outer diameter of said first end such that said first end of an adjacent first thimble is slid into said second end of an adjacent second thimble devoid of an interlocking connection along a longitudinal direction, and wherein said outer diameter of each thimble has a continuous surface that is devoid of a slot running along an entire length of said longitudinal axis of said thimble,
wherein the aperture of each thimble is sized to receive an elongate item within the serial arrangement of the plurality of thimbles and (i) facilitate free motion of any one thimble relative to other thimbles and facilitate free motion of any one thimble independently of any adjacent thimble, and (ii) facilitate a free slidable motion of the any one thimble about the elongate item along a longitudinal direction, and (iii) facilitate a free rotational motion about an axis defined by said longitudinal direction of each thimble independently of other thimbles and independently of said elongate item to establish a roller nature of each thimble, and (iv) facilitate a motion of each thimble relative to other thimbles that is transverse to said longitudinal direction; and
a spacer element secured to at least one of the elongate item and buttressed against the first end of a last thimble of the serial arrangement of the plurality of thimbles, and a lead restraint secured to said elongate item and said spacer element, the spacer element restricting the movement of the plurality of thimbles in the longitudinal direction such that at least partial insertion of the first end of each thimble into the second end of each adjacent thimble is maintained without exposure of the elongate item received within the aperture of each thimble.

US Pat. No. 10,892,608

APPARATUS FOR CABLE PROCESSING

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A cable processing system comprising:a frame having at least a first movable member and a second movable member;
a first shielding gripper disposed on the first movable member, the first shielding gripper being configured for placement around and gripping of at least a shielding layer of a cable; and
a second shielding gripper disposed on the second movable member, the second shielding gripper being configured for placement around and gripping of at least the shielding layer of the cable, the first and second shielding grippers are arranged on the frame so that the cable passes simultaneously through both the first and second shielding grippers;
wherein the frame is arranged so that
relative movement of the first and second movable members causes relative movement between the first and second shielding grippers to fan and circumferentially shear the shielding layer with the first and second shielding grippers, and
both the first shielding gripper and the second shielding gripper are moved along a longitudinal axis of the cable so that the cable is removed from the first shielding gripper and the second shielding gripper, and the sheared portion of the shielding layer, gripped by at least one of the first shielding gripper and the second shielding gripper, is removed from the cable.

US Pat. No. 10,892,607

CABLE PULLER HAVING DUAL CAPSTANS

GREENLEE TOOLS, INC., Ro...

1. A cable puller configured to pull rope or cable through a conduit comprising:a puller frame including a first upright wall, a second opposite upright wall, and side walls extending between the first and second upright walls;
a first capstan rotatably mounted on and extending outwardly from the first upright wall, the first capstan defining a first axis of rotation which is parallel to a ground surface, the first capstan having a conical outer surface portion around which the rope or cable is configured to be wrapped;
a second capstan rotatably mounted on and extending outwardly from the first upright wall, the second capstan defining a second axis of rotation which is parallel to the ground surface, the second capstan having a cylindrical outer surface around which the rope or cable is configured to be wrapped, the capstans being separate from each other and spaced apart from each other;
a motor mounted on the second upright wall and being operatively coupled to the second capstan and configured to rotate the first and second capstans at the same time; and
a gearbox operatively coupled with the motor, the gearbox being configured to operate at multiple speeds to rotate the first capstan at a first speed and to rotate the second capstan at a second speed which is different from the first speed.

US Pat. No. 10,892,606

VENTILATION UNIT FOR ELECTRICAL ENCLOSURE

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. Ventilation unit for an electrical cabinet, comprising a fan, a casing that comprises a plinth and a cover assembled on the plinth, wherein:the casing has a straight slab form having a square base, four lateral faces and an upper face;
said plinth comprises a lower wall forming said base of the casing and a lateral wall following the four lateral faces of the casing, an opening made through the lower wall thereof and a seat made around the opening thereof and receiving the fan; and
the cover is affixed to the plinth and comprises the upper face of the casing, and wherein
following each lateral face, the lateral wall of the plinth comprises a first grid and the ventilation unit comprises a second grid mounted pivotably and covering said first grid.

US Pat. No. 10,892,604

FIBER OPTIC PHOTON ENGINE

Nanjing Casela Technologi...

1. A photon source comprising:a substrate defining a planar surface;
a focus lens disposed above the planar surface, the focus lens defining an acceptance angle; and
a plurality of optical sources, wherein each optical source comprises:
a mirror disposed on the substrate having a reflecting surface defining a first predetermined angle relative to the planar surface of the substrate, wherein the reflecting surface is configured to reflect a collimated optical beam incident on the reflecting surface away from the planar surface of the substrate at a second predetermined angle relative to the planar surface of the substrate; and
an optical emitter comprising a beam twister and disposed on the substrate wherein the optical emitter is optically aligned with the mirror along an optical axis and configured to emit the collimated optical beam along the optical axis,
wherein the mirror is configured to reflect the collimated optical beam within the acceptance angle of the focus lens;
wherein a plurality of mirrors comprises, collectively, each mirror of the plurality of optical sources, and the plurality of mirrors is arranged in a first ring-like configuration defining a first diameter, wherein the focus lens is disposed above the first ring-like configuration of the plurality of mirrors,
wherein a plurality of optical emitters comprises, collectively, each optical emitter of the plurality of optical sources, and the plurality of optical emitters is arranged in a second ring-like configuration defining a second diameter, and
wherein the first diameter is smaller than the second diameter and the second ring-like configuration is concentric with the first ring-like configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,892,603

ARRAYED WAVEGUIDE GRATING BEAM COMBINER

Forward Photonics, LLC, ...

1. A wavelength beam combination system, the wavelength beam combination system comprising:a laser array, the laser array having an active region and a passive region; and
an arrayed waveguide grating having an input end, an output end, at least one slab waveguide between the input end and the output end, and an output waveguide between the at least one slab waveguide and the output end, wherein:
the input end has a first anti-reflection coating;
the input end is configured to receive light from the laser array;
the light is configured to travel from the input end, through the slab waveguide, and into the output waveguide;
the output waveguide is configured to separate the light into at least one output beam and at least one feedback beam;
the output end has a reflective coating configured to reflect the feedback beam from the output end through the arrayed waveguide grating, the feedback beam comprising light not matching a set output wavelength to the active region of the laser array;
the feedback beam is configured to seed a transmission inside the active region of the laser array after at least twice passing through the arrayed waveguide grating, the at least one slab waveguide, and the input end;
the transmission is configured to narrow a laser spectral output of a light beam emitted from the laser array; and
the arrayed waveguide grating is butt-coupled to the laser array.

US Pat. No. 10,892,602

TUNABLE MULTILAYER TERAHERTZ MAGNON GENERATOR

MAGTERA, INC., Walnut Cr...

1. An apparatus comprising:a spin injector; said spin injector comprising a source of minority electrons having spin down;
a tunnel junction coupled to said spin injector;
and
a bottom layer further comprising a ferromagnetic material coupled to said tunnel junction; said ferromagnetic material including a Magnon Gain Medium; said ferromagnetic material further comprising:
a conduction band that is split into two sub bands separated by an exchange energy gap, a first sub band having spin up directed along the magnetization of said ferromagnetic material; and a second sub band having spin down directed opposite to the magnetization of said ferromagnetic material;
a top electrode;
a reference layer;
and
a pinning layer comprising a Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida (RUDERMAN-KITTEL-KASUYA-YOSIDA (RKKY)) non-magnetic pinning layer coupled with said reference layer; wherein said spin injector is coupled to said top electrode via said pinning layer;
wherein majority electrons having spin up are located in said first sub band having spin up;
wherein said minority electrons having spin down are injected into said Magnon Gain Medium from said spin injector by tunneling via said tunnel junction after a bias voltage is applied to said spin injector; and
wherein said applied bias voltage is configured to shift the Fermi level of said spin injector with respect to the Fermi level of said ferromagnetic material.

US Pat. No. 10,892,601

VERTICAL CAVITY LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A vertical cavity light-emitting element comprising:a substrate;
a first multilayer reflector formed on said substrate;
a semiconductor structure layer formed on said first multilayer reflector and including a light emitting layer;
a second multilayer reflector formed on said semiconductor structure layer and constituting a resonator together with said first multilayer reflector; and
a light guide layer which forms a light guide structure including a center region extending in a direction perpendicular to the upper surface of said substrate between said first and second multilayer reflectors and including a light emission center of said light-emitting layer, and a peripheral region provided around said center region and having a smaller optical distance between said first and second multilayer reflectors than that in said center region,
wherein:
said second multilayer reflector has a flatness property over said center region and said peripheral region,
the light guide layer has an equivalent refractive index higher in the center region than in the peripheral region, and
said light guide layer includes:
a first translucent insulating layer provided between said semiconductor structure layer and said second multilayer reflector, said first translucent insulating layer having a convex portion in said center region; and
a second translucent insulating layer formed on said first translucent insulating layer in said peripheral region, said second translucent insulating layer having an upper surface which forms a flat upper surface of said light guide layer along with an upper surface of said convex portion and having a smaller refractive index than said first translucent insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,892,600

NARROW-LINEWIDTH SINGLE-MODE VERTICAL-CAVITY SURFACE-EMITTING LASER

1. A coupled-cavity vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser comprising:a bottom reflector adapted to be very highly reflective at an operating wavelength;
a passive cavity formed on the bottom reflector, the passive cavity having a thickness substantially equal to an integer multiple of one half of the operating wavelength in the passive cavity;
a middle reflector formed on the passive cavity, the middle reflector adapted to be moderately reflective at the operating wavelength;
an active region formed on the middle reflector, the active region adapted to provide optical gain at the operating wavelength; and
a top reflector formed on the active region, the top reflector adapted to be highly reflective at the operating wavelength, the top reflector adapted to transmit an optical output when the coupled-cavity vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser is operating.

US Pat. No. 10,892,599

SEMICONDUCTOR OPTICAL AMPLIFIER WITH ASYMMETRIC MACH-ZEHNDER INTERFEROMETERS

Aurrion, Inc., Goleta, C...

20. An optical system, comprising:a multiplexer configured to combine a plurality of input signals, at respective wavelengths, to form a multi-wavelength optical signal that includes a plurality of wavelengths;
a plurality of optical amplifiers arranged in series and configured to amplify the multi-wavelength optical signal, each optical amplifier of the plurality of optical amplifiers configured to direct the multi-wavelength optical signal through a respective region of a respective III-V semiconductor material, wherein a first optical amplifier of the plurality of optical amplifiers is configured to direct the multi-wavelength optical signal through a first region of a first III-V semiconductor material, and a second optical amplifier of the plurality of optical amplifiers is configured to direct the multi-wavelength optical signal through a second region of a second III-V semiconductor material different from the first III-V semiconductor material;
a plurality of Mach-Zehnder interferometers interleaved with the plurality of optical amplifiers, each Mach-Zehnder interferometer configured to apply a controllable loss to a respective wavelength of the multi-wavelength optical signal, each Mach-Zehnder interferometer having a free spectral range greater than or equal to a wavelength range subtended by the plurality of wavelengths in the multi-wavelength optical signal, wherein a number of Mach-Zehnder interferometers in the plurality of Mach-Zehnder interferometers is less than or equal to a number of optical amplifiers in the plurality of optical amplifiers;
an arrayed waveguide grating configured to separate the multi-wavelength optical signal according to wavelength;
a sensor configured to detect an optical power value at each wavelength of the multi-wavelength optical signal, the sensor including a plurality of detectors, each detector configured to receive light at a corresponding wavelength from the arrayed waveguide grating;
control circuitry configured to:
receive the detected optical power value at each wavelength from the sensor;
determine, for each wavelength, a difference between the detected optical power value and a reference optical power value, and
control operation of the Mach-Zehnder interferometers to reduce the difference between the detected optical power value and the reference optical power value, for each wavelength; and
a de-multiplexer configured to separate the multi-wavelength optical signal into a plurality of output signals, at respective wavelengths of the multi-wavelength optical signal.

US Pat. No. 10,892,597

NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR LASER AND NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DEVICE

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A nitride semiconductor laser, comprising:a first nitride semiconductor layer;
a light-emitting layer on the first nitride semiconductor layer, the light-emitting layer including a nitride semiconductor;
a second nitride semiconductor layer on the light-emitting layer, the second nitride semiconductor layer having a flat portion and a ridge portion extending from the flat portion;
an electrode on the second nitride semiconductor layer, the electrode being wider than the ridge portion; and
a dielectric layer on side surfaces of the ridge portion, the dielectric layer including SiO2, wherein:
the electrode includes an ohmic electrode which is in contact with an upper surface of the ridge portion, and a pad electrode on the ohmic electrode,
the pad electrode is in contact with a top surface of the ohmic electrode and a part of the flat portion,
a space is present between the electrode and the dielectric layer, and
the pad electrode has an opening communicating with the space as seen from above.

US Pat. No. 10,892,596

OPTICAL MODULE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. An optical module comprising:a first base member;
a first submount disposed on the first base member;
a second base member disposed spatially away from the first base member, wherein the second base member is not in direct contact with the first base member;
a first laser disposed on the first submount and configured to emit red light;
a second laser disposed on the second base member and configured to emit light with a color other than red;
a first electronic cooling module disposed in contact with the first base member and configured to adjust a temperature of the first laser; and
a base supporting the first base member with the first electronic cooling module disposed between the base and the first base member, wherein
the first base member comprises a first region, a second region, and a third region;
the optical module further comprises a first lens disposed on the first base member in the first region;
the first submount is disposed on the first base member in the third region;
a thickness of the first base member in the second region is greater than a thickness of the first base member in the first region; and
a thickness of the of the first base member in the third region is greater than the thickness of the first base member in the second region.

US Pat. No. 10,892,595

OPTICAL MODULE

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. An optical module comprising:a first semiconductor light-emitting element including a first emitting portion that emits first light;
a second semiconductor light-emitting element including a second emitting portion that emits second light having a wavelength different from a wavelength of the first light;
a first lens that transforms the first light emitted from the first emitting portion into a collimated beam;
a second lens that transforms the second light emitted from the second emitting portion into a collimated beam;
a filter that multiplexes the first light and the second light;
a base plate that has a first surface on which the first semiconductor light-emitting element, the second semiconductor light-emitting element, the first lens, the second lens, and the filter are mounted and a second surface opposite the first surface in a thickness direction; and
a support base that is in contact with a part of the second surface and that supports the base plate,
wherein the base plate has
a filter mounting region in which the filter is mounted,
a lens mounting region in which the first lens and the second lens are mounted, and
a semiconductor-light-emitting-element mounting region in which the first semiconductor light-emitting element and the second semiconductor light-emitting element are mounted, and
wherein the optical module has a gap between a region of the second surface corresponding to the filter mounting region and the support base.

US Pat. No. 10,892,594

GAS OPTIMIZATION IN A GAS DISCHARGE LIGHT SOURCE

Cymer, LLC, San Diego, C...

1. A method comprising:performing a first full replenishment of a first gas mixture in a first gas discharge chamber of a first stage of a light source, the first full replenishment comprising replacing the first gas mixture in the first gas discharge chamber;
performing a second full replenishment of a second gas mixture in a second gas discharge chamber of a second stage of the light source, the second full replenishment comprising replacing the second gas mixture in the second gas discharge chamber;
after the first and second full replenishments are completed, performing a first gas adjustment procedure on the first gas discharge chamber, the first gas adjustment procedure comprising adjusting one or more operating characteristics of the first gas discharge chamber based on one or more operating parameters of the first gas discharge chamber;
determining that the one or more operating characteristics of the first gas discharge chamber no longer should be adjusted;
after the first gas adjustment procedure is completed and after it has been determined that the one or more operating characteristics of the first gas discharge chamber no longer should be adjusted, feeding a pulsed amplified light beam output from the first stage to the second stage and performing a second gas adjustment procedure on the second gas discharge chamber, the second gas adjustment procedure on the second gas discharge chamber comprising adjusting one or more operating characteristics of the second gas discharge chamber based on one or more operating parameters of the second gas discharge chamber; and
after completion of the first and second gas adjustment procedures, operating the light source under normal operating conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,892,593

LASER DEVICE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LASER DEVICE, AND MASS SPECTROSCOPE

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A laser device for laser resonance ionization which is wavelength variable comprising:a resonator including an output mirror and a grating for selecting a wavelength through rotation thereof;
a titanium-doped sapphire crystal disposed within the resonator and serving as a laser medium; and
a pumping light source for applying pumping light to the sapphire crystal,
wherein the sapphire crystal is movable in an optical axis direction of laser light.

US Pat. No. 10,892,592

LASER GAS PURIFYING SYSTEM AND LASER SYSTEM

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A laser gas purifying system configured to purify laser gas emitted from a laser apparatus and return purified gas to the laser apparatus, comprising:a first pipe configured to pass the laser gas emitted from the laser apparatus;
a purifying apparatus connected to the first pipe and configured to purify the laser gas emitted from the laser apparatus;
a second pipe connected to the purifying apparatus and configured to return the purified gas purified by the purifying apparatus to the laser apparatus;
a first exhaust pump connected to the purifying apparatus;
a first valve provided in the first pipe;
a second valve provided in the second pipe; and
a gas purification controller configured to control the first exhaust pump, with the first and second valves closed, to exhaust the laser gas in the purifying apparatus based on at least one of
a cumulative amount of flow of the laser gas passed through the purifying apparatus,
a stability in pulse energy of the laser apparatus, and
an applied voltage applied to a pair of discharge electrodes of the laser apparatus,
wherein the first valve is configured to pass the laser gas emitted from the laser apparatus when the first valve is open.

US Pat. No. 10,892,591

HIGH SPEED DRIVER FOR PARTICLE BEAM DEFLECTOR

FERMI RESEARCH ALLIANCE, ...

1. A driver system comprising:a trigger comprising a photonic transmitter, said photonic transmitter further comprising:
a laser;
an electro-optical modulator; and
an optical splitter;
a plurality of photonic receivers wherein each output of said optical splitter is received by one of said plurality of photonic receivers; and
a multi-stage switch comprising a plurality of stages, each of said plurality of stages comprising:
a transistor; and
a driver for each transistor;
wherein said plurality of stages are triggered by said trigger.

US Pat. No. 10,892,590

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PTC HEATING ELEMENT

1. A method for producing a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heating element, comprising:providing a PTC element;
providing contact plates for contacting face side surfaces of said PTC element in an electrically conductive manner;
connecting said contact plates to one another by way of electrically insulating bridge elements while leaving a seat free for said PTC element;
inserting said PTC element into said seat; and
shaping a contact projection by deforming said contact plates, said contact projection abutting against one of said face side surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,892,589

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PLUG CONNECTOR, METHOD FOR AMPLIFYING A PLUG CONNECTOR AND DEVICE

1. A method for establishing a plug connection, the method comprising:combining a first terminal and a second terminal such that the first terminal and the second terminal overlap in a connecting zone;
sheathing the connecting zone with a plastic material which is transparent in at least one wavelength range; and
irradiating the connecting zone with a laser beam after sheathing the connecting zone, the wavelength of said laser beam lying in the at least one wavelength range, for the purpose of carrying out laser beam welding.

US Pat. No. 10,892,588

ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS FOR WEARABLES AND OTHER ARTICLES

DUPONT ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. An electrical connection from an electrical conductor inside a wearable garment to a designated site on an outer side of the garment, the connection comprising:a printed conductor along the length of a bridging sewable substrate, wherein one end of the bridging sewable substrate is placed such that the printed conductor at that end of the bridging sewable substrate is in contact with the electrical conductor inside the garment, wherein one or more stitches with non-conductive thread are sewn through the bridging sewable substrate with each stitch encompassing the portions of the two electrical conductors that are in contact with the bridging sewable substrate, thereby providing the compression necessary to form an electrical connection between the two conductors and wherein the other end of the bridging sewable substrate is placed at the designated site on the outer side of the garment, wherein the outer side of the garment is an outer surface, wherein the end of the bridging sewable substrate at the designated site on the outer surface of the garment has been passed through an opening in the garment that provides access to the designated site on the outer surface of the garment so that the bridging sewable substrate overlaps the outer side of the garment as it approaches the designated site on the outer surface of the garment.

US Pat. No. 10,892,587

DRIVE ELEMENT WITH AN OVERLOAD COUPLER FOR AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH A DRIVE AND ALSO AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SUCH A DRIVE ELEMENT

TE Connectivity Germany G...

1. A drive element for an electrical connector, comprising:a gear wheel; and
an overload coupler between the gear wheel and a hub, the gear wheel is part of a gear-wheel part into which a hub part is inserted, the overload coupler has a plurality of radially elastic spring elements on the hub part spaced apart from one another in a circumferential direction, the overload coupler has a radially projecting rib projecting from the gear-wheel part and extending in the circumferential direction and a recess on at least one of the radially elastic spring elements complementary to and receiving the radially projecting rib.

US Pat. No. 10,892,586

CAGE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A cage assembly, comprising:a cage folded from a single flat plate; and
an electromagnetic shielding elastic sheet assembled onto a plurality of walls of an insertion port of the cage, the electromagnetic shielding elastic sheet is configured to be pre-assembled onto a front end of the flat plate before the flat plate is folded and includes:
a first elastic sheet located outside the cage and having a base portion attached to the flat plate and a tip portion slidable freely with respect to a surface of the flat plate; and
a second elastic sheet located inside the cage and having a base portion connected with the base portion of the first elastic sheet and a tip portion, wherein the tip portion of the second elastic sheet is inserted into an insertion hole of the flat plate and is bent onto an edge of the insertion hole so as to rivet the tip portion of the second elastic sheet onto the flat plate.

US Pat. No. 10,892,585

INTERCONNECT MODULE FOR BOTH PANEL AND MID BOARD MOUNTING

SAMTEC, INC., New Albany...

1. An interconnect module configured to mate with a host module having a host substrate and first and second pluralities of electrical contacts supported by the host module, the interconnect module comprising:an interconnect substrate that defines a top and bottom surfaces opposite each other along a transverse direction, and front and rear ends opposite each other along a longitudinal direction that is oriented substantially perpendicular to the transverse direction;
a plurality of first electrical lands carried by the bottom surface;
a plurality of second electrical lands carried by the bottom surface disposed such that the first electrical lands are spaced from the second electrical lands in a forward direction that is oriented along the longitudinal direction; and
a first guide member configured to engage a complementary second guide member so as to guide the interconnect module to mate with a host module in the forward direction such that 1) the first lands pass by the second electrical contacts while spaced from the second electrical contacts along the transverse direction, 2) the first lands mate with the first electrical contacts, and 3) the second lands mate with the second electrical contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,892,584

SOCKET-SHAPED HOUSING, CONNECTOR, AND CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT WITH CABLE SUPPORT

TE Connectivity Germany G...

1. An electrical connector assembly comprising:a socket-shaped housing having a cable receiving end, an opposing support facing end, and a plug connector receiving space;
a plug connector positioned in the plug connector receiving space;
a cable collar insertable into the plug connector receiving space in an insertion direction and in a lateral direction perpendicular to the insertion direction, the cable collar having at least one cable receiving space and a width larger than a width of the plug connector receiving space along a direction perpendicular to the insertion direction such that the cable collar is elastically held by the housing; and
at least one cable secured in the cable receiving space, the cable collar is insertable into the plug connector receiving space in the insertion direction and the lateral direction with the cable already disposed in the plug connector receiving space.

US Pat. No. 10,892,583

EXPANDABLE AND UPGRADEABLE UNIVERSAL SOCKET

1. An expandable and upgradeable universal socket, comprising a socket body, a function module and a power module;wherein the function module is replaceable and upgradeable, and is detachably fixed to the socket body; a power circuit of the function module is separably connected to a power circuit of the socket body to enable the function module to plug and play; a space is provided in the socket body to accommodate the function module, and a surface of the socket body is provided with a function area corresponding to the function module;
the power module comprises a first L-shaped structure and a bypass pin socket; the function module comprises a second L-shaped structure and a bypass pin; the bypass pin socket is arranged at a bottom end of an outer side of a protruding part of the first L-shaped structure; the bypass pin is arranged at a bottom end of an inner side of a protruding part of the second L-shaped structure; the bypass pin is inserted into the bypass pin socket, such that the first L-shaped structure fits the second L-shaped structure to form a substantially rectangular structure.

US Pat. No. 10,892,582

CONNECTOR WITH UPPER AND LOWER COVERS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:a terminal configured to be connected to a wire and extend in a front-rear direction;
a housing which has a plate-like shape and has a terminal accommodating portion configured to accommodate the terminal, wherein the housing has a ceiling wall portion that blocks an upper of a front portion of the terminal accommodating portion and an opening portion which is opened at an upper of a rear portion of the terminal accommodating portion; and
a flat plate-like upper cover configured to cover the opening portion of the rear portion of the terminal accommodating portion when the upper cover is assembled to the housing;
a flat plate-like lower cover configured to cover the opening portion of the rear portion of the terminal accommodating portion when the lower cover is assembled to the housing,
wherein a protruding portion is provided on a lower surface of a front end portion of the upper cover and the protruding portion protrudes downward;
wherein the protruding portion presses a part of the terminal located in a primary locking position forward in the front-rear direction to move the terminal from the primary locking position to a regular insertion position when the upper cover is assembled to the housing,
wherein the housing has an upper surface side and a lower surface side, in which the lower surface side is spaced away from the upper surface side, and the upper cover is assembled to the upper surface side of the housing and the lower cover is assembled to the lower surface side of the housing, and
wherein the upper cover has first engaging portions, and the lower cover has second engaging portions in which the second engaging portions directly lock to the first engaging portions when the upper and lower covers are assembled to the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,892,581

FORCE LIMITING LATCH INDICATOR

International Business Ma...

1. A latch indicator comprising:a cable housing that protects a cable; and
a latch indicator removably attached to the cable housing at an attachment point, wherein the latch indicator includes:
a first resistive element having a first resistance attached to the cable housing at the attachment point,
an indicator tab attached to the resistive element, and
an indicator window positioned to indicate a locked status of a connection between the cable housing of the latch indicator based on the first resistance;
a second resistive element having a second resistance that is interchangeably substituted with the first resistive element having a first resistance; and
the first resistance of the first resistive element for testing the connection between a cable housing and a cable receptor to indicate a locked status by:
receiving an exerted first force on the indicator tab, wherein the exerted first force includes a pulling of the indicator tab in a direction away from the connection between the cable housing and cable receptor.

US Pat. No. 10,892,580

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH REAR PRESSING PINS PRESSING ON A TERMINAL FITTING

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electrical connector configured to be joined to a mating connector, the connector comprising:a terminal fitting comprising an electrical connection portion configured to be connected to a mating terminal of the mating connector;
a housing comprising an insertion hole extending in a direction in which the electrical connection portion is connected to the mating terminal, the electrical connection portion being inserted through the insertion hole from a rear side of the housing and protruding from a front side of the housing; and
a rear holder attached to the rear side of the housing such that the rear holder presses and holds the terminal fitting against the housing,
wherein the housing further comprises a reference surface arranged to restrict the electrical connection portion, with a portion of the terminal fitting abutting the reference surface, from being further inserted into the insertion hole, and
wherein the rear holder comprises a pressing pin configured to press, when the rear holder is attached to the housing, the terminal fitting from a rear side of the terminal fitting such that the pressing pin is partially and plastically deformed and such that the terminal fitting is pressed against the reference surface.

US Pat. No. 10,892,578

CONDUCTOR TERMINAL

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A conductor terminal comprising:at least one insulating housing;
at least one contact insert that is arranged within the insulating housing and has at least one clamping spring;
at least one actuating lever designed as a separate component from the insulating housing, via which the clamping spring is adapted to be deflected, the at least one actuating lever being pivotable at least from an open to a closed position and vice versa,
wherein the insulating housing comprises at least a main housing part and a cover part that is positively fixed to the main housing part via at least one positive locking element,
wherein the actuating lever has at least one retaining edge, and
wherein the cover part is secured against disengagement from the main housing part via the at least one retaining edge at least when the actuating lever is closed.

US Pat. No. 10,892,577

ELECTRIC TERMINAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH A TERMINAL LOCK

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A connector assembly comprising:a housing;
a terminal position assurance having a terminal position assurance lock, the terminal position assurance being supported on the housing for movement relative thereto between a pre-lock position, wherein the terminal position assurance lock is able to engage the housing to prevent movement of the terminal position assurance relative to the housing, and a lock position; and
an electric terminal supported on the housing for movement relative thereto between a non-installed position, wherein the electric terminal permits the terminal position assurance lock to engage the housing, and an installed position, wherein the electric terminal does not permit the terminal position assurance lock to engage the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,892,576

FLOATING SOCKET CONNECTOR

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

1. A socket connector configured to mount to a component comprising:a base having opposite ends, a first passageway extending between the opposite ends, and a channel extending outwardly from the first passageway;
a barrel including a wall having opposite ends, a second passageway extending between the opposite ends of the wall, and a flange extending outwardly from the wall, the wall being seated within the first passageway of the base and the flange being seated within the channel of the base, wherein the barrel is configured for movement within the base;
a first biasing member engaging a first side of the flange and surrounding the wall;
a second biasing member engaging a second, opposite side of the flange and surrounding the wall; and
a contact seated within the second passageway of the barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,892,575

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC SUBSTRATE

LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. L...

1. An electronic component comprising:a first substrate including first connection terminals in an end region on a first surface of the first substrate; and
a second substrate including second connection terminals on a first surface of the second substrate, the second connection terminals being at a position corresponding to the first connection terminals, wherein:
the first connection terminals each include a base and an elastic contact piece extending from the base,
the elastic contact piece is elastically deformable in a direction in which a tip end portion thereof moves towards and away from the base, and
the first connection terminals are electrically connected to the second connection terminals while the first surface of the first substrate is opposed to the first surface of the second substrate, and the second connection terminals are pressed onto the elastic contact pieces.

US Pat. No. 10,892,574

CABLE-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR

Paricon Technologies Corp...

1. A cable to board interconnect device that is used to interconnect exposed wires of a wire-based cable to a printed circuit board (PCB) that has conductive traces on its essentially flat surface, where the exposed wires are essentially parallel to the face of the PCB, the device comprising:an integrated strain relief and wire alignment member comprising: a strain relief portion that is constructed and arranged to conform to an outer portion of the cable, to clamp the cable between the strain relief portion and the PCB and thus provide strain relief to the cable; a wire alignment portion that defines an array of grooves that are constructed and arranged to directly overlie each of the exposed wires at an end of the cable, and constrain the exposed wires to be in proper alignment with conductors on the PCB; and a connecting portion that is thinner than both the strain relief portion and the wire alignment portion, wherein the connecting portion is angled with respect to both the strain relief portion and the wire alignment portion, to maintain a bottom of wire alignment portion at a higher plane than a bottom of the strain relief portion, so that the wire alignment portion can move down relative to the strain relief portion; and
an elastomeric conductor between the exposed wires and the PCB conductors.

US Pat. No. 10,892,573

THIN-FILM CONNECTORS FOR DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM

VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC,...

1. A connector comprising:a button comprising:
a housing comprising: a proximal end, a distal end, a cavity, and a base plate positioned in the cavity separating the proximal end and the distal end; and
a plurality of conductive pins extending from the proximal end of the housing through the base plate, and extending into a portion of the cavity on the distal end of the housing; and
a thin-film adapter comprising:
a supporting structure comprising a main body and a cable, wherein the main body is positioned within the portion of the cavity on the distal end of the housing;
a plurality of bond pads formed on the main body;
a plurality of conductive traces formed on the cable and extending onto the main body, wherein one or more traces of the plurality of conductive traces terminate at each bond pad of the plurality of bond pads; and
a plurality of feedthroughs that pass through the plurality of bond pads and the main body,
wherein each conductive pin of the plurality of conductive pins extends through a feedthrough of the plurality of feedthroughs, and each conductive pin is in electrical connection with the one or more traces of the plurality of conductive traces via each bond pad of the plurality of bond pads.

US Pat. No. 10,892,572

ASSEMBLY OF A PLUG CONNECTOR PART COMPRISING A HOLDING FRAME AND MODULAR CONTACT INSERTS ABLE TO BE ATTACHED THERETO

1. An assembly of a plug connector part, comprising:a holding frame having a frame opening configured to receive a plurality of modular contact inserts on a plurality of plug-in spaces arranged alongside one another along a width direction; and
at least one modular contact insert insertable into the frame opening at at least one plug-in space, an arrangement of plug openings for connecting electrical conductors being disposed on the at least one modular contact insert,
wherein the at least one modular contact insert has an arrangement of connection spaces that are assigned to the plug openings and to which at least one functional element is attachable to electrically connect two plug openings to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,892,571

ARRANGEMENT FOR A COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR

TELESTE OYJ, Littoinen (...

1. An assembly comprising a connector, a coaxial cable and a silicone sleeve configured around the coaxial cable,wherein the coaxial cable comprises at least one metal braid layer surrounding inner parts of the cable and an outer insulating layer surrounding said at least one metal braid layer being stripped away for the length of electrical contact with said connector;
the connector comprises a ferrule configured to be in electrical contact with said at least one metal braid layer upon guiding said at least one metal braid layer to an outer surface of the ferrule, and means for applying a pressure force to said at least one metal braid layer of the coaxial cable in a position of said electrical contact; and wherein, upon inserting the coaxial cable into the connector, a silicone sleeve is configured to be between said means for applying a pressure force and said at least one metal braid layer of the coaxial cable in a position that said pressure force is applied to the silicone sleeve and further to said at least one metal braid layer of the coaxial cable, wherein the silicone sleeve surrounds the coaxial cable including said at least one metal braid layer such that the silicone sleeve is applying pressure directly to said at least one metal braid layer of the coaxial cable, wherein a slanted surface of an outer body of a fixing nut is configured to push an inner body of the fixing nut such that the inner body is bent inside and compresses the coaxial cable.

US Pat. No. 10,892,570

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DEVICE FOR AN ELECTRICAL APPARATUS AND CONNECTION METHOD USING SAID DEVICE

SOCOMEC, Benfeld (FR)

1. An electrical connection device for an electrical apparatus, said device comprising a connection pad and two attachment flanges, including an upper attachment flange and a lower attachment flange, arranged on either side of the connection pad and adapted to attach at least one conductor to said connection pad by clamping means, each of said attachment flanges comprising two parallel and open cavities, said connection pad comprising, on each face thereof, two parallel and open cavities, opposite the cavities of said attachment flanges in order to delimit, between said cavities, four recesses for said conductors, including two lower recesses and two upper recesses, and said clamping means being through and adapted to pass through an assembly formed by superposition of the upper attachment flange, of the connection pad, and of the lower attachment flange, characterized in that said clamping means comprise a single central tie rod or two lateral tie rods, each comprising a shoulder forming a support abutment arranged between said connection pad and one of the attachment flanges, in that said clamping means are threaded at least over two end segments, including an upper segment and a lower segment, in that the lower segment engages with a tapping provided in the lower flange, in that the upper segment engages with a clamping nut, and in that said upper segment comprises an axial cavity for a tool, such that said clamping means enable tightening of the two lower recesses to be differentiated from tightening of the two upper recesses, or tightening of the four recesses to be differentiated from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,892,569

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX AND GROUND CONNECTION STRUCTURE THEREOF

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An electrical connection box comprising:a box main body;
an electric circuit body loaded into the box main body;
a grounding member provided in the electric circuit body;
a belt-like grounding metal plate extending from the grounding member to an outside of the box main body;
a fixing bracket extending integrally with the box main body and including the grounding metal plate; and
a bolt through hole formed through a tip end portion of the fixing bracket to electrically connect the grounding metal plate to a bolt to be inserted into the bolt through hole in an insertion direction,
wherein the grounding metal plate is embedded within the fixing bracket such that surfaces of the grounding metal plate are not exposed in the insertion direction.

US Pat. No. 10,892,568

CONNECTION ASSEMBLY FOR CONNECTING A THIN CONDUCTOR PIECE TO A THICK CONDUCTOR PIECE

TE Connectivity Germany G...

1. A connection assembly comprising:a thick conductor piece including a receptacle having an inner wall;
a thin conductor piece for electrically connecting to the thick conductor piece and having a protrusion for insertion into the receptacle, the protrusion directly contacting the inner wall of the thick conductor piece; and
a press-fit element inserted into the receptacle with the protrusion in the receptacle between the press-fit element and the thick conductor piece, the press-fit element comprising, prior to insertion into the receptacle, a shape having a generally uniform diameter over its length that is greater than a dimension of the protrusion in a direction perpendicular to an insertion direction of the press-fit element and configured to be substantially only elastically deformed as it is inserted into the receptacle for forming a press-fit connection between the protrusion and the inner wall.

US Pat. No. 10,892,567

CONNECTION DEVICE TO BE CRIMPED ONTO AN END SECTION OF CABLE, COMPRISING A CONDUCTING SHEATH PROVIDED WITH A WALL SEPARATING TWO HOUSINGS

MECATRACTION, Arnac Pomp...

1. A connection device to crimp on an end section of electric cable, the connection device comprising:a conducting member having a tubular portion and comprising a conducting sheath apertured according to a predetermined solid-hollow pattern, said tubular portion and said sheath being configured in order for the sheath to be disposed inside the tubular portion with the end section disposed inside the sheath and in order for the tubular portion and the sheath to be able to be crimped on the end section, the sheath comprising at least one longitudinal wall separating two distinct housings each configured to receive a respective longitudinal portion of said end section of cable.

US Pat. No. 10,892,566

CONDUCTOR CONNECTION, CONNECTION PIECE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING A CONDUCTOR CONNECTION

TDK ELECTRONICS AG, Muni...

1. A conductor connection comprising:a connection piece configured to mechanically connect several electric conductors to each other, the connection piece comprising:
one or more openings; and
a wall whose distance from a longitudinal axis of the connection piece increases toward at least one of the openings; and
the several electric conductors,
wherein each of the electric conductors extends through one of the openings into the connection piece,
wherein the electrical conductors are mechanically connected to each other by a press-fit connection formed by the connection piece,
wherein the connection piece is a metallic strip part bent around the electric conductors, and wherein side regions of the strip part overlap.

US Pat. No. 10,892,565

MULTIPLE BAND ANTENNA STRUCTURES

FITBIT, INC., San Franci...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing;
a display module positioned at an opening of the housing;
a printed circuit board (PCB) positioned within the housing, the PCB having one or more signal sources mounted thereon;
a primary conductive ring embedded in the housing, the primary conductive ring comprising a plurality of conductive elements separated from each other by portions of the housing, the plurality of conductive elements coupled respectively to the one or more signal sources on the PCB; and
a ground extension element positioned a distance away from the primary conductive ring in an opposite direction from the display module, the ground extension element coupled to a ground connection of the PCB.

US Pat. No. 10,892,564

INTEGRATION MODULE OF MILLIMETER-WAVE AND NON-MILLIMETER-WAVE ANTENNAS

1. An integration module of millimeter-wave and non-millimeter-wave antennas, characterized by comprising a module carrier, one or more millimeter-wave antennas, one or more non-millimeter-wave antennas, and a radio frequency integrated circuit; the radio frequency integrated circuit is electrically connected to the millimeter-wave antenna(s); the radio frequency integrated circuit and the non-millimeter-wave antenna(s) are set in the same plane as or in a space non-parallel with that of the module carrier, wherein the module carrier comprises a first side, a second side and a third side respectively connected with two opposite ends of the first side, and a top side connected to the first side, the second side and the third side; the one or more millimeter-wave antennas is arranged on the first side, the one or more non-millimeter-wave antennas comprise a first non-millimeter-wave antenna arranged on the second side and the top side and extends from the second side to the top side.

US Pat. No. 10,892,563

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

YAMAHA CORPORATION, Hama...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:a housing;
a substrate provided inside the housing;
an antenna provided on the substrate;
a metal plate removably attached onto the housing, having reflectance higher than reflectance of the housing, and having an opposing surface opposing the substrate when attached onto the housing;
a detection unit configured to detect attachment of the metal plate; and
an output unit configured to output a detection result of the detection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,892,562

MULTI-BEAM YAGI-BASED MIMO ANTENNA SYSTEM

King Fahd University of P...

1. An orthogonally polarized Yagi-like MIMO antenna system, comprising:a substrate having a top side and a bottom side; and
at least one loop element on the top side of the substrate, wherein one of the at least one loop element has at least two input ports,
wherein for the one of the at least one loop element having at least two input ports, one of the at least two input ports is placed in a direction that is orthogonal to another one of the at least two input ports such that two of the at least two input ports are placed orthogonally to each other and each of the two input ports placed orthogonally to each other is excited by a guide wavelength 1.3 ?g in a loop resonance mode,
wherein each of the two input ports placed orthogonally to each other associates with at least one reflector, and
wherein one of the at least one reflector associated with the respective input port is placed in a direction that is opposite to the respective input port.

US Pat. No. 10,892,561

MULTI-BAND DUAL-POLARIZATION ANTENNA ARRAYS

MediaTek Inc., Hsinchu (...

1. A multi-band antenna array, comprising:a first antenna subarray including a plurality of first antenna elements; and
a second antenna subarray including a plurality of second antenna elements,
wherein each first antenna element has a first shape spanned by a first long axis and a first short axis, the first long axis being longer than the first short axis and perpendicular to the first short axis,
wherein each second antenna element has a second shape spanned by a second long axis and a second short axis, the second long axis being longer than the second short axis and perpendicular to the second short axis,
wherein the first long axis is non-parallel to the second long axis, and
wherein the first antenna element and the second antenna element resonate at a first resonance frequency band along the first long axis and the second long axis, respectively, and the first antenna element and the second antenna element further resonate at a second resonance frequency band along the first short axis and the second short axis, respectively, the first resonance frequency band being lower than the second resonance frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,892,560

MODULAR ANTENNAS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

8. A method, comprising:introducing a logging tool into a wellbore, the logging tool including:
a tool mandrel; and
an antenna assembly disposed on the tool mandrel, the antenna assembly including:
a first antenna section including:
a first antenna coil portion having a first end and a second end, and
a first magnetic band disposed on the first antenna coil portion;
a first housing section configured to receive the first antenna coil portion and the first magnetic band;
a second antenna section including:
a second antenna coil portion having a first end and a second end, wherein the respective first ends of the first and second antenna coil portions are configured to operatively connect to each other, and wherein the respective second ends of the first and second antenna coil portions are configured to connect to control circuitry, and
a second magnetic band disposed on the second antenna coil portion;
wherein the first magnetic band and the second magnetic band each comprise a plurality of elongated inserts; and
a second housing section configured to receive the second antenna coil portion and the second magnetic band; and
obtaining measurements of a surrounding subterranean formation with the logging tool.

US Pat. No. 10,892,559

DIPOLE ANTENNA

GALTRONICS USA, INC., Te...

5. A dipole antenna, comprising:a first transmission line configured to receive a radio frequency signal from a first feed;
a first balun galvanically coupled to the first transmission line;
a first conductive strip galvanically coupled to the first transmission line and the first balun;
a second conductive strip galvanically coupled to the first transmission line and the first balun;
a first dipole arm;
a second dipole arm; and
a substrate having a first side and a second side;
wherein the first dipole arm and the second dipole arm a situated on the first side of the substrate and the first conductive strip and the second conductive strip are situated on the second side of the substrate, wherein the first balun and the first transmission line are only capacitively coupled to the first and second dipole arms via the first and second conductive strips, wherein the first balun comprises a slotted line having a first strip and a second strip separated by a non-conductive material, and wherein the first strip of the slotted line is situated on the second side of the substrate and is galvanically coupled to the first conductive strip, and the second strip of the slotted line is situated on the first side of the substrate and is galvanically coupled to the second conductive strip.

US Pat. No. 10,892,558

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING DEFLECTIONS OF STRUCTURAL MEMBER AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS AND ANTENNA THEREOF

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY...

1. A method of monitoring changes in a structural member (SM) at multiple locations as the SM undergoes a displacement as a load is applied to the SM, the method comprising:an antenna providing step of providing an antenna that includes a region with a plurality of coils providing at least:
a first coil region configured to provide a maximum sensitivity to a first resonant frequency harmonic number within a predetermined radio frequency spectrum; and
a second coil region spaced from the first coil region and configured to provide a maximum sensitivity to a second resonant frequency harmonic number, which is different from the first resonant frequency harmonic number, within the predetermined radio frequency spectrum;
an antenna disposing step of disposing the first coil region confronting a first predetermined region of the SM to be monitored at a first distance from the SM and the second coil region disposed confronting a second predetermined region of the SM to be monitored, which is different from the first predetermined region, at a second distance from the SM;
an inducing step of inducing, by applying a first electrical signal to the antenna, a magnetic or electromagnetic field in the SM and create a coupling of the magnetic or electromagnetic field between the antenna and the SM, where characteristics of the magnetic or electromagnetic field coupling between the antenna and the SM are associated with a distance between the first predetermined region of the SM and the first coil region, and with a distance between the second predetermined region of the SM and the second coil region;
an outputting step of outputting, by the antenna, a second electrical signal representing the characteristics of the magnetic or electromagnetic field coupling between the antenna and the SM from the antenna;
a first determining step of determining, based on the obtained second electrical signal, determining deflections at the first and second predetermined regions of the SM; and
a storing step of storing the determined deflections at the first and second predetermined regions of the SM in a storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,892,557

ANTENNA STRUCTURE AND INTELLIGENT HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE USING THE SAME

AMBIT MICROSYSTEMS (SHANG...

1. An antenna structure comprising:a first patch;
a second patch, wherein the second patch is substantially an isosceles trapezoidal patch, the second patch comprises:
a first bottom edge;
a second bottom edge parallel to and space apart from the first bottom edge;
a first side edge;
a second side edge, each of the first side edge and the second side edge being connected to each of the first bottom edge and the second bottom edge;
a first shorting wall; and
a second shorting wall, the first shorting wall and the second shorting wall formed between the first patch and the second patch, wherein the second patch further defines a V-shaped slot, the V-shaped slot comprises a first section parallel to and spaced apart from the first side edge, and a second section parallel to and spaced apart from the second side edge, the first section and the second section are symmetrically positioned relative to a central line of the second patch; and
a substrate positioned between the first patch and the second patch.

US Pat. No. 10,892,556

BROADBAND MULTIPLE LAYER DIELECTRIC RESONATOR ANTENNA

ROGERS CORPORATION, Chan...

1. A dielectric resonator antenna, DRA, comprising:an electrically conductive ground structure;
at least one volume of dielectric material disposed on the ground structure,
forming at least a portion of the DRA;
a signal feed electromagnetically coupled to the at least one volume of dielectric material;
wherein the at least one volume of dielectric material provides a continuous uninterrupted internal geometric path from a side of the signal feed to an opposing side through a top of the at least one volume of dielectric material that is configured to at least partially support a TE radiating mode; and
the at least one volume of dielectric material defining therein a first geometrical path having a first direction, as observed in a plan view of the DRA, and defining therein a second geometrical path having a second direction, as observed in the plan view of the DRA, that is orthogonal to the first direction of the first geometrical path, the second geometrical path having an effective dielectric constant that is less than an effective dielectric constant of the first geometrical path, the first geometrical path, relative to the second geometrical path, being a favored path for E-field lines associated with the DRA.

US Pat. No. 10,892,554

ANTENNA ELEMENT, ANTENNA MODULE, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An antenna element comprising:a ground conductor in a first plane of the antenna element, the ground conductor having a ground potential;
a first feeding conductor in a second plane of the antenna element facing the ground conductor;
a second feeding conductor in a third plane of the antenna element facing the ground conductor; and
a first feed line through which radio-frequency signals are transmitted to the first and second feeding conductors, wherein:
the first and second feeding conductors are on the same side of the ground conductor, and are different sizes,
the first feeding conductor comprises a first feed point configured to directly feed radio-frequency signals through the first feed line, and a second feed point configured to directly feed radio-frequency signals through the first feed line,
the second feeding conductor comprises a third feed point configured to directly feed radio-frequency signals through the first feed line, and a fourth feed point configured to capacitively feed radio-frequency signals through the first feed line,
as seen in a plan view, the second feed point is located opposite the first feed point with respect to a center of the first feeding conductor, and
as seen in the plan view, the fourth feed point is located opposite the third feed point with respect to a center of the second feeding conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,892,553

BROAD TUNABLE BANDWIDTH RADIAL LINE SLOT ANTENNA

KYMETA CORPORATION, Redm...

1. An antenna comprising:an aperture having a plurality of radio-frequency (RF) radiating antenna elements, the plurality of RF radiating antenna elements being grouped into three or more sets of RF radiating antenna elements, with each set being separately controlled to generate a beam at a frequency band in a first mode, wherein RF radiating antenna elements of the plurality of sets of RF radiating antenna elements are located together in groups in the aperture, with each group comprising one RF radiating antenna element from each of the sets of RF radiating antenna elements, and where said each group comprises at least one receive RF radiating antenna element for use with receiving on a receive sub-band and at least one transmit RF radiating antenna element for use with transmission on a transmit sub-band, wherein sub-bands for use by the at least one receive RF radiating antenna element and the at least one transmit RF radiating element are different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,892,552

ANTENNA STRUCTURE

Chiun Mai Communication S...

1. An antenna structure comprising:a housing comprising a border frame and a back cover, the border frame and the back cover both made of metal, the border frame surrounding a periphery of the back cover, the back cover comprising a slot, the border frame comprising at least one gap, the slot and the at least one gap cooperatively dividing the border frame into at least two radiating portions;
at least one switching circuit mounted to the at least one gap and electrically connected to the at least two radiating portions on opposite sides of the at least one switching circuit; wherein:
the at least one switching circuit is controlled to switch between an open circuit state and a closed circuit state; and
a length of the at least two radiating portions is changed by the at least one switching circuit being switched between the open circuit state and the closed circuit state to adjust a bandwidth of the antenna structure.

US Pat. No. 10,892,551

PHASE SHIFTER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, LIQUID CRYSTAL ANTENNA AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A phase shifter comprising:a first substrate and a second substrate which are oppositely arranged; and
a sealing frame structure located in peripheral regions of the first substrate and the second substrate for fixing relative positions of the two substrates to form a gap for accommodating a liquid crystal material,
wherein the sealing frame structure comprises a support, and sealant for bonding to the first substrate, on the support,
wherein the support is annularly distributed in the peripheral region of the first substrate, or the support is annularly distributed in the peripheral region of the second substrate,
wherein the support is provided with a wiring groove, and the wiring groove is used for distribution of a lead of the phase shifter, and
wherein the phase shifter further comprises: a plurality of coils, wherein a terminal of each of the coils extends out from a region defined by the support, through the wiring groove on the support.

US Pat. No. 10,892,550

CROSS-SHAPED ANTENNA ARRAY

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A cross-shaped antenna array comprising:a first linear array of first radiation elements,
a second linear array of second radiation elements, wherein said second linear array is arranged substantially perpendicular to said first linear array,
a common radiation element arranged at the intersection of said first linear array and said second linear array,
a feed port at each end of said first and second linear arrays for reception of a feed signal from a signal source, such that the cross-shaped antenna array comprises four of said feed ports, and
a variable phase shifter between said signal source and at least one feed port to control the phase of the feed signal provided to the respective feed port, wherein
in the first linear array, the first radiation elements and the common radiation element are connected in series between the feed ports of the first linear array such that the first radiation elements, the common radiation element, the feed ports of the first linear array, and the variable phase shifter are connected in series;
in the second linear array, the second radiation elements and the common radiation element are connected in series between the feed ports of the second linear array; and
the cross-shaped antenna array is configured to allow all radiation elements in the cross-shaped antenna array to be connected to the signal source using only the four feed ports.

US Pat. No. 10,892,549

PHASED-ARRAY ANTENNA SYSTEM

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS ...

1. A phased-array antenna system comprising:a radio frequency (RF) front-end configured to transmit or receive a wireless beam, the RF front-end comprising a plurality of antenna elements arranged in an array, each of the plurality of antenna elements being configured to propagate a respective one of wireless beam portions at a respective time delay and amplitude;
a digital beamforming system configured to generate a digital beam corresponding to the wireless beam; and
a digital signal conditioner system between the RF front-end and the digital beamforming system, the digital signal conditioner system comprising a plurality of digital beamforming processors, each of the plurality of digital beamforming processors being associated with a proper subset of the plurality of antenna elements, the plurality of digital beamforming processors being collectively configured to iteratively process digital beam portions of the digital beam in a plurality of iteration levels comprising a lowest iteration level associated with lowest-level digital beam portions corresponding to the respective wireless beam portions at the respective antenna elements and a highest iteration level associated with the digital beam, wherein each digital beam portion associated with a given iteration level comprises a sum of lesser and time-delayed digital beam portions from a next lower iteration level.

US Pat. No. 10,892,548

PHOTOCONDUCTIVE ANTENNA ARRAY

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT D...

1. A photoconductive antenna, comprising:a photoconductive substrate;
an array of antenna electrodes on or in the photoconductive substrate;
a bias circuit configured to determine voltages applied to the antenna electrodes by capacitive voltage division over a series of successive capacitors, each capacitor being formed by the antenna electrodes of a respective pair of successive ones of the antenna electrodes in the array as plates of the capacitor; wherein the successive ones of the antenna electrodes of each of the respective pairs are separated by gaps between pairs of successive ones of the antenna electrodes; wherein the successive ones of the antenna electrodes of each of the respective pairs are separated by a respective slot, each slot comprising a narrowed sub-section leaving said gap between pairs of successive ones of the antenna electrodes; wherein the slot is narrower in the narrowed sub-section than outside said narrowed sub-section; the photoconductive antenna further comprising:
a plurality of micro-lenses located over the photoconductive substrate, each micro-lens being configured to concentrate incoming light on a part of the photoconductive substrate on or in which a respective one of the gaps is located.

US Pat. No. 10,892,547

INCONSPICUOUS MULTI-DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA SYSTEM CONFIGURED FOR MULTIPLE POLARIZATION MODES

Cohere Technologies, Inc....

1. A dual polarized antenna system, the system comprising:a first antenna set formed from a substantially optically transparent conducting material, the first antenna set including:
a first polarization mode antenna element radiating in a first polarization in a first direction, the first polarization mode antenna element including a first antenna element disposed in an element layer deposited on a surface of a first layer of substantially transparent dielectric material,
a first feed line disposed in a feed line layer deposited on a surface of a second layer of substantially transparent dielectric material different from the first layer of substantially transparent dielectric material,
a second polarization mode antenna element radiating in a second polarization in substantially the first direction wherein the first polarization is different from the second polarization, the second polarization mode antenna element including a second antenna element disposed in the element layer; and
a second antenna set formed from the substantially optically transparent conducting material, the second antenna set including:
a third polarization mode antenna element radiating in a third polarization in a second direction different from the first direction, the third polarization mode antenna element including a third antenna element disposed in the element layer,
a second feed line disposed in the feed line layer,
a fourth polarization mode antenna element radiating in a fourth polarization in substantially the second direction wherein the third polarization is different from the fourth polarization, the fourth polarization mode antenna element including a fourth antenna element disposed in the element layer.

US Pat. No. 10,892,546

MOTOR-VEHICLE ANTENNA

HIRSCHMANN CAR COMMUNICAT...

1. A motor-vehicle antenna comprising:a film antenna having at least one electrically conductive antenna element and having opposite edges each formed with a respective row of throughgoing apertures; and
a support frame and having opposite edges each formed with a respective row of upstanding lugs arrayed like the apertures of the film antenna, the film antenna being mounted and attached at its installation site by engagement of the lugs through the apertures to pretension the film antenna between the rows of lugs on the support frame, a spacing between the rows of lugs being greater than a spacing between the rows of apertures to ensure pretensioning of the film antenna on the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,892,545

DEPLOYABLE DISK ANTENNA

Eagle Technology, LLC, M...

1. A disk antenna comprising:a plurality of plates forming a stack aligned along a principal axis, each plate comprising a major conductive surface extending in directions transverse to the principal axis;
the plurality of plates including
a ground plane plate;
a plurality of electrically active plates; and
a drive plate disposed between the ground plane plate and the plurality of electrically active plates; and
a mast configured to transition from a first condition in which the mast is compactly stowed, to a second condition in which the mast is deployed such that a length of the mast along the principal axis is increased as compared to the first condition; and
one or more suspension members configured to directly or indirectly couple the mast to the plurality of electrically active plates;
wherein the plates are configured to be compactly stacked when the mast is in the first condition, and are urged by the suspension members to a plurality of distributed locations along the length of the mast in the second condition.

US Pat. No. 10,892,544

DIELECTRIC RESONATOR ANTENNA HAVING FIRST AND SECOND DIELECTRIC PORTIONS

ROGERS CORPORATION, Chan...

1. An electromagnetic device, comprising:a dielectric structure comprising:
a first dielectric portion, FDP, having a proximal end and a distal end, and a three-dimensional, 3D, shape having a direction of protuberance from the proximal end to the distal end oriented parallel with an effective z-axis of an orthogonal x, y, z coordinate system, the FDP comprising a dielectric material other than air; and
a second dielectric portion, SDP, having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the SDP being disposed in contact with the distal end of the FDP to form the dielectric structure, the SDP comprising a dielectric material other than air;
wherein the SDP has a 3D shape having a first x-y plane cross-section area proximate the proximal end of the SDP, and a second x-y plane cross-section area between the proximal end and the distal end of the SDP, the second x-y plane cross section area being greater than the first x-y plane cross-section area.

US Pat. No. 10,892,543

RADIATING CLOSURES

CenturyLink Intellectual ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, with a signal distribution system disposed within a radiating closure, a first communications signal;
sending, with a wireless transceiver of the signal distribution system, the first communications signal, via one or more wireless communications channels, to one or more devices that are external to the radiating closure;
directing, with at least one of one or more first antennas disposed within the radiating closure or one or more second antennas embedded in a housing material of the radiating closure, the first communications signal that is sent, via the one or more wireless communications channels, from the wireless transceiver to the one or more devices;
monitoring, with one or more Internet of Things (“IoT”) -capable sensor devices disposed within the radiating closure, one or more environmental conditions within the radiating closure and external to the radiating closure;
determining, with the one or more IoT-capable sensor devices, whether one or more sensor data corresponding to the monitored one or more environmental conditions exceed one or more corresponding predetermined thresholds; and
based on a determination that the one or more sensor data corresponding to the monitored one or more environmental conditions do not exceed one or more corresponding predetermined thresholds, preventing the one or more IoT-capable sensor devices from sending the one or more sensor data to one or more nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,892,542

ANTENNA POSITIONING SYSTEM WITH AUTOMATED SKEWED POSITIONING

AQYR TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A portable antenna system comprising:a reflector with a center axis;
a feed at the center axis of the reflector;
a post with a rotatable bracket on the post;
a skew drive mounted to the bracket and having a first output coupled to the reflector at the center axis thereof to adjust the skew angle of the reflector and a second output coupled to a transceiver to adjust the skew angle of the transceiver;
an elevation motor configured to rotate the rotatable bracket to vary the elevation of the reflector; and
an azimuth motor configured to rotate the post to vary the azimuth of the reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,892,541

SATELLITE ANTENNA HEATING SYSTEM

1. A satellite antenna heating system, comprising:a satellite antenna reflector defining a reflector fluid chamber and that includes a reflector wall, wherein the reflector wall includes:
a first surface that is located adjacent the reflector fluid chamber; and
a second surface that is located opposite the reflector wall from the first surface and provides an outer surface of the satellite antenna reflector, wherein the reflector fluid chamber is configured to channel a fluid through at least a portion of the satellite antenna reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,892,540

HIGH VOLTAGE ANTENNA PROTECTION DEVICE

1. A voltage interrupt assembly for a conductive device comprising:a first conductive end cap;
a second conductive end cap axially displaced from said first conductive end cap;
a conductive latching mechanism disposed between said first and second conductive end caps;
a conductive connector electrically connected to said first conductive end cap at a first end and to said conductive latching mechanism at a second end;
a pre-tensioned retraction mechanism disposed between said first conductive end cap and said conductive latching mechanism;
a release actuator disposed between said conductive latching mechanism and said second conductive end cap;
a conductive flange disposed about said release actuator, said conductive flange being electrically connected to said conductive latching mechanism and said second conductive end cap and said conductive flange allowing substantially unimpeded freedom of axial motion of said release actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,892,539

BRANCH-LINE COUPLER

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. A branch-line coupler, comprising:an input port, a transmission port, a coupled port, and an isolated port;
a first angular transmission line, a second angular transmission line, and a first long strip transmission line, wherein the first angular transmission line is electrically connected between the input port and the transmission port, the second angular transmission line is electrically connected to a first end of the first angular transmission line, and the first long strip transmission line is electrically connected to a second end of the first angular transmission line;
a third angular transmission line, a fourth angular transmission line, and a second long strip transmission line, wherein the third angular transmission line is electrically connected between the coupled port and the isolated port, the fourth angular transmission line is electrically connected to a first end of the third angular transmission line, and the second long strip transmission line is electrically connected to a second end of the third angular transmission line;
a third long strip transmission line electrically connected between the input port and the isolated port; and
a fourth long strip transmission line electrically connected between the transmission port and the coupled port.

US Pat. No. 10,892,538

DIRECTIONAL COUPLER-INTEGRATED BOARD, RADIO-FREQUENCY FRONT-END CIRCUIT, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A directional coupler-integrated board comprising:an input port;
an output port;
a coupling port;
a directional coupler including a main line and a secondary line, one end of the main line being connected to the input port, another end of the main line being connected to the output port, the secondary line being electromagnetically coupled to the main line, one end of the secondary line being connected to the coupling port;
a first capacitor connected in parallel with the secondary line;
a second capacitor connecting another end of the secondary line to a ground;
an impedance element connecting the another end of the secondary line to the ground;
a matching circuit connected between the one end of the secondary line and the coupling port; and
a multilayer circuit board including a plurality of laminated electrically insulating layers, the directional coupler being integrated with the multilayer circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,892,537

WAVEGUIDE-COUPLING DEVICE AND POSITION SENSOR DEVICE FOR A HYDRAULIC CYLINDER, HYDRAULIC CYLINDER AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A WAVEGUIDE-COUPLING DEVICE

BALLUFF GMBH, Neuhausen ...

1. Waveguide-coupling device for a hydraulic cylinder, having:a metallic outer conductor element,
a metallic inner conductor element for supplying a microwave signal and for coupling a waveguide mode into a liquid-filled inner chamber of the hydraulic cylinder, and
a dielectric insulating element arranged between the inner conductor element and the outer conductor element, wherein the inner conductor element and the dielectric insulating element as well as the dielectric insulating element and the outer conductor element are each connected to each other in a liquid-tight manner;
wherein the inner conductor element and the dielectric insulating element are connected to each other at least partially by means of a thread and wherein the dielectric insulating element and the outer conductor element are connected to each other at least partially by means of a thread, wherein the thread between the inner conductor element and the dielectric insulating element has a smaller thread depth than the thread between the dielectric insulating element and the outer conductor element.

US Pat. No. 10,892,536

WAVEGUIDES AND TRANSMISSION LINES IN GAPS BETWEEN PARALLEL CONDUCTING SURFACES

GAPWAVES AB, Gothenburg ...

1. A microwave device comprising two conducting layers arranged with a gap there between, and protruding elements arranged in a periodically or quasi-periodically pattern and fixedly connected to at least one of said conducting layers, thereby forming a texture to stop wave propagation in a frequency band of operation in other directions than along intended waveguiding paths, wherein at least one of the conducting layers comprises a waveguiding path, the waveguiding paths comprising at least one of a conducting ridge and a groove with conducting walls, and wherein the protruding elements are arranged along at least one row on each side of the waveguiding paths,wherein each of said conducting layers comprises a thereto fixedly connected set of complementary protruding elements, said sets in combination forming said texture, the sets of complementary protruding elements being each formed in said pattern and arranged in alignment and overlying each other, the complementary protruding elements of each set forming part of the full length of each protruding element of the pattern, and wherein the complementary protruding elements of each set being arranged in contact with each other or with a small gap there between.

US Pat. No. 10,892,535

VERTICAL TRANSITION METHOD APPLIED BETWEEN COAXIAL STRUCTURE AND MICROSTRIP LINE

NATIONAL TAIPEI UNIVERSIT...

1. A method for a vertical transition between a coaxial structure and a microstrip line, comprising:providing the microstrip line and the coaxial structure, wherein the microstrip line comprises a substrate, a signal line and a ground plane, the substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to the upper surface, the signal line being deposited on the upper surface, the ground plane being deposited on the lower surface, wherein the coaxial structure comprises a center conductor with an unwrapped end;
having a portion of the ground plane removed to become a slot right below one end of the signal line;
creating a plurality of through holes in the substrate and overlapping the slot, the plurality of through holes including a transition hole and at least one second through hole, wherein the transition hole is next to the end of the signal line, the transition hole and the slot establish a first eccentric configuration, and the at least one second through hole and the slot establish a second eccentric configuration; and
managing an extended direction of the unwrapped end of the center conductor and an extended direction of the signal line to be perpendicular to each other, and directly inserting the unwrapped end of the center conductor through the transition hole to electrically connect the unwrapped end of the center conductor to the end of the signal line,
wherein the at least one second through hole is maintained in a hollow state while the unwrapped end of the center conductor is electrically connected to the end of the signal line through the transition hole.

US Pat. No. 10,892,534

NON-RECIPROCAL CIRCUIT OF SMD TYPE AND ALIGNING FRAME FOR THE SAME

3RWAVE CO. LTD., Gyeongg...

1. A reciprocal element comprising:a housing (600) comprising a plurality of circumferential side portions (641, 642, 643), which are distinguished by a plurality of openings (621, 622, 623), and a bottom portion (610) in which at least one removed portion (631) is defined;
a first lamination part (20) comprising a center conductor (200) comprising a plurality of leads (201, 202, 203) extending to the outside of the plurality of openings, respectively, wherein the first lamination part (20) is laminated on the bottom portion;
a frame (100) comprising a main body (110) configured to accommodate the first lamination part, at least one leg portion (131) extending from a lower edge of the main body (110) and insertedly coupled to the at least one removed portion, and a plurality of supporting portions (111, 112, 113) extending in an outer direction from the main body in order to support the plurality of leads, wherein through-holes (121, 122, 123) extending in a vertical direction and defined in the plurality of supporting portions, respectively; and
a plurality of conductive pins (51, 52, 53) coupled to the plurality of through-holes, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,892,533

POWER SENSOR STANDARD

1. A power sensing assembly comprising:a housing comprising a standard waveguide interface and a dual ridged waveguide impedance transformer; and
a resistive component aligned with the dual ridged waveguide transformer, the resistive component comprising a terminating element and a sensing element substantially perpendicularly oriented to the terminating element.

US Pat. No. 10,892,532

ELECTRONIC IMPEDANCE TUNING APPARATUS FOR MEASURING LOAD-PULL OF MOBILE AMPLIFIER AND ELECTRONIC IMPEDANCE TUNING METHOD THEREFOR

INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPE...

1. An electronic impedance tuning apparatus comprising:a coupler to transmit an input voltage, which is applied to an input port, to transmission lines linked to a through port and a coupled port;
a magnitude part to control a magnitude change of an impedance by changing a length difference between transmission lines; and
a phase part to control a phase change of the impedance based on the same length change of the transmission lines.

US Pat. No. 10,892,531

ZINC-AIR SECONDARY BATTERY

E.M.W. ENERGY CO., LTD., ...

1. A zinc-air secondary battery comprising:an air positive electrode part;
a zinc gel negative electrode part having at least one middle layer formed of mesh or foam; and
a separator interposed between the air positive electrode part and the zinc gel negative electrode part,
wherein the at least one middle layer is extended downwards from a surface of the separator, and the at least one middle layer is formed perpendicularly to the surface of the separator.

US Pat. No. 10,892,530

AIR ELECTRODE FOR METAL-AIR BATTERY

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. An air electrode for a metal-air battery, the air electrode comprising:a separator comprising a hydroxide-ion-conductive inorganic solid electrolyte being a dense ceramic material; and
an air electrode layer disposed on the separator and comprising an air electrode catalyst, an electron-conductive material, and a hydroxide-ion-conductive material, or comprising an air electrode catalyst, which also serves as an electron-conductive material, and a hydroxide-ion-conductive material,
wherein the amount by volume of the hydroxide-ion-conductive material contained in the air electrode layer increases stepwise or gradually from the outer surface of the air electrode layer toward the interface between the air electrode layer and the separator, and
wherein the separator includes a first hydroxide-ion-conductive material and the air electrode layer includes a second hydroxide-ion-conductive material having a different composition from the first hydroxide-ion-conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,892,529

AIR-COOLING BATTERY MODULE

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

1. An air-cooling battery module, comprising:a cell assembly having a plurality of cells; and
a cooling member having a duct disposed to contact an edge portion of the cell assembly and having an air passage formed therein so that a cooling air moves therethrough,
wherein an inside of the duct has a truss structure having frames,
wherein turbulence forming protrusions are formed at a recess of a first inner wall of the duct of the cooling member to protrude at predetermined intervals,
wherein the turbulence forming protrusions are further located between adjacent frames of the truss structure,
wherein the turbulence forming protrusions have a rod-type structure vertically protruding from the recess of the first inner wall of the duct of the cooling member,
wherein the truss structure includes a first uneven pattern at surfaces of the frames,
wherein a second uneven pattern is formed at a second inner wall that is inside of the duct of the cooling member, the second inner wall being opposite to and facing the first inner wall, and
wherein the first inner wall and the second inner wall face each other.

US Pat. No. 10,892,528

BATTERY MODULE, BATTERY PACK COMPRISING BATTERY MODULE, AND VEHICLE COMPRISING BATTERY PACK

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

1. A battery module, comprising:a battery cell assembly including a plurality of battery cells stacked on each other along a vertical direction;
a heatsink configured to cover a first side of the battery cell assembly;
a pair of cooling plates connected to the heatsink to cover opposite sides of the battery cell assembly, respectively, such that the first side extends between the opposite sides, and the pair of cooling plates having a coolant channel formed along a stacking direction of the plurality of battery cells; and
a pair of cell cartridges configured to cover the opposite sides of the plurality of battery cells,
wherein each of the pair of cooling plates covers each cell cartridge and is fixed to each cell cartridge by means of a cartridge adhering member.

US Pat. No. 10,892,527

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING FAILURE OF BATTERY PACK

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

1. A power supply device, comprising:a first battery pack configured to supply power to a load;
a first ground unit connected between a first relay and the first battery pack, wherein the first relay is connected to the first battery pack to connect and disconnect power supply of the first battery pack;
a second battery pack configured to supply power to the load;
a second ground unit connected between a second relay and the second battery pack, wherein the second relay is connected to the second battery pack to connect and disconnect power supply of the second battery pack; and
a voltage measuring unit configured to measure voltages of both ends of the first relay and voltages of both ends of the second relay,
wherein the first relay is separate from the first battery pack,
wherein the first ground unit is separate from the first battery pack,
wherein the second relay is separate from the second battery pack,
wherein the second ground unit is separate from the second battery pack,
wherein the first ground unit and the second ground unit are separately provided, and
wherein the first ground unit is not connected to the second ground unit.

US Pat. No. 10,892,526

STRIPLINE DETECTOR FOR IN SITU BATTERY NMR

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, W...

1. A battery comprising a stripline detector for in situ NMR inside the battery, comprising metallic cathode and anode support plates arranged in parallel planes and situated on opposite sides of the stripline detector.

US Pat. No. 10,892,525

RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES INCLUDING HIGH-VOLTAGE CATHODE AND REDOX SHUTTLE CONFERRING OVERCHARGE PROTECTION

University of Kentucky Re...

1. A compound according to the formula:wherein R is selected from the group consisting of alkyl, aryl, alkylaryl, alkoxyaryl, alkylcarboxyl, aryl carbonyl, haloalkyl, perfluoroalkyl, glycols, haloaryl, a negative electrolyte, and a polymer; wherein R is not phenyl.

US Pat. No. 10,892,524

ELECTROLYTE FOR RECHARGEABLE ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

Eos Energy Storage, LLC, ...

1. An electrolyte for use in a secondary static zinc halide electrochemical cell comprising:from about 30.00 wt % to about 50.00 wt % of ZnBr2;
from about 22.50 wt % to about 40.00 wt % of H2O;
from about 3.00 wt % to about 9.50 wt % of KBr;
from about 7.75 wt % to about 14.00 wt % of KCl;
from about 0.25 wt % to about 2.25 wt % of MPEG 2K; and
from about 0.075 wt % to about 1.25 wt % of MPEG 1K.

US Pat. No. 10,892,523

AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE WITH CARBONATE AND BATTERIES USING THE SAME

18. An electrolyte composition having:a lithium fluoroalkylsulfonyl salt;
an organic carbonate, present at a first molar ratio, relative to the lithium fluoroalkylsulfonyl salt, within a range of 0.1:1 to 50:1, inclusive; and
water, present at a second molar ratio, relative to the lithium fluoroalkylsulfonyl salt, within a range of 1:1 to 5:1;wherein the lithium fluoroalkylsulfonyl salt is present at a mole fraction of at least 0.3 of the electrolyte composition.

US Pat. No. 10,892,522

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A nonaqueous electrolytic solution for a lithium secondary battery, the lithium secondary battery including a positive electrode that includes a positive electrode active material, and a negative electrode that includes a negative electrode active material that is a carbonaceous material storing and releasing a lithium ion, the nonaqueous electrolytic solution comprising:one or more anions selected from anions represented by following Formulae (1) or (3) to (5),
at least one arylamine compound selected from the group consisting of 1,8-bis(dimethylamino)naphthalene and 5-dimethylaminonaphthalene-1-sulfonyl fluoride;
at least one lithium salt selected from the group consisting of LiPF6, LiBF4, LiAsF6, LiCF3SO3, LiN(CF3SO2)2, LiC(CF3SO2)3, LiSbF6, LiSiF6, LiAlF4, LiSCN, LiClO4, LiCl, LiF, LiBr, LiI, and LiAlCl4, and
an organic solvent, wherein:
the nonaqueous electrolytic solution is present between the positive electrode and the negative electrode and conducts the lithium ion; and
a content of the at least one aryl amine compound is 0.01 mass % to 10 mass % with respect to a total mass of the nonaqueous electrolytic solution;

US Pat. No. 10,892,521

SOLID POLYMER ELECTROLYTE BASED ON MODIFIED CELLULOSE AND ITS USE IN LITHIUM OR SODIUM SECONDARY BATTERIES

FUNDACION CENTRO DE INVES...

1. A method for preparing a solid polymer electrolyte based on modified cellulose, the method comprising the steps of:a) lithiation or sodiation of at least a hydroxyl group of each repeating unit of a cellulose to obtain Li(cellulose) or Na(cellulose);
b) functionalizing the Li(cellulose) or Na(cellulose) obtained in step a), in the presence of an aprotic solvent by reacting the Li(cellulose) or Na(cellulose) with an organic linker, wherein the organic linker serves to covalently attach at least one organic salt to the cellulose, wherein the organic linker is selected from the group consisting of the fluorosulfonyl isocyanate of formula
trifluoromethanesulfonyl isocyanate, toluenesulfonyl isocyanate, 4-benzenesulfonyl isocyanate, and the fluorinated forms on the aromatic ring of benzenesulfonyl isocyanate and toluenesulfonyl isocyanate.

US Pat. No. 10,892,520

SULFONIMIDE SALTS FOR BATTERY APPLICATIONS

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE O...

1. A composition comprising:
wherein R1 is —CF3 or a fluorinated phenyl and R2 is a fluorinated phenyl and R3 is —CF3 or a fluorinated phenyl and R4 is a fluorinated phenyl, wherein at least one of R3 and R4 is substituted by a nucleophile
and wherein the fluorinated phenyl has a formula

wherein each of X1, X3, and X5, independently, is methoxy, ethoxy, propoxy, butoxy, pentoxy, phenoxy, piperidinyl, or cycloocteneamino.

US Pat. No. 10,892,519

SOLID POLYMER ELECTROLYTE AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd.

13. A method of preparing the solid polymer electrolyte of claim 1, comprising:preparing a composition for a polymer electrolyte by dissolving a polymer represented by the following Formula 1, a lithium salt, and a lithium ion conductor in a solvent;
coating a film or an electrode surface with the composition for a polymer electrolyte; and
drying and curing the composition for a polymer electrolyte,

in Formula 1,
n and m represent the number of moles of a repeating unit, and
a molar ratio of n:m is in a range of 5:1 to 50:1,
wherein the lithium ion conductor includes at least one selected from lithium-lanthanum-zirconium oxide-based, or lithium-aluminum-germanium-phosphate-based lithium ion conductors.

US Pat. No. 10,892,518

COMPOSITE SOLID ELECTROLYTE, PROTECTED ANODE AND LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE COMPOSITE SOLID ELECTROLYTE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A composite solid electrolyte comprising:a lithium ion conductive solid electrolyte; and
a polymer-containing electrolyte coating layer on a surface of the lithium ion conductive solid electrolyte,
wherein the polymer-containing electrolyte coating layer comprises an ion conductive polymer having an alkylene oxide segment, wherein the polymer-containing electrolyte coating layer has a thickness of about 40 micrometers or less,
wherein the lithium ion conductive solid electrolyte is porous,
wherein the lithium ion conductive solid electrolyte comprises a ceramic composite represented by Formula 1:
Li1+xAlyGez(M2)wP3+sO12+t  Formula 1
wherein M2 is at least one selected from titanium, tantalum, and zirconium, and
0?x?1, 0?y?1, 0 wherein the polymer-containing electrolyte coating layer further comprises at least one selected from inorganic particles, and a solvate ionic liquid comprising a lithium salt and a glyme.

US Pat. No. 10,892,517

SOLID ELECTROLYTE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SOLID ELECTROLYTE, BATTERY AND BATTERY PACK

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A method for manufacturing a solid electrolyte comprising:applying an alternating electric field in a direction which intersects at least one surface of a solid electrolyte precursor comprising a ceramic-grain sintered body comprising a crystal plane having an ion conducting path, while heating the solid electrolyte precursor, thereby orienting the crystal plane.

US Pat. No. 10,892,516

ALL-SOLID STATE SECONDARY BATTERY, PARTICLES FOR ALL-SOLID STATE SECONDARY BATTERY, SOLID ELECTROLYTE COMPOSITION FOR ALL-SOLID STATE SECONDARY BATTERY, AND ELECTRODE SHEET FOR ALL-SOLID STATE SECONDARY BATTERY, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An all-solid state secondary battery comprising:sulfide-based inorganic solid electrolyte particles having conductivity for ions of metals belonging to Group I or II of the periodic table; and
non-oxide-based electrode active material particles,
wherein a proportion of an oxygen element in an element composition of a surface of at least one kind of the sulfide-based inorganic solid electrolyte particles or the non-oxide-based electrode active material particles is 3.0 atm % or more, and from said surface, one or more Raman spectral spectrum peaks are detected in at least one range of
2,800 cm?1 to 3,700 com?1,
1,600 cm?1 to 1,800 cm?1, or
1,020 cm?1 to 1,250 cm?1.

US Pat. No. 10,892,515

SOLID ELECTROLYTE COMPOSITION, BINDER PARTICLES, SHEET FOR ALL-SOLID STATE SECONDARY BATTERY, ELECTRODE SHEET FOR ALL-SOLID STATE SECONDARY BATTERY, ALL-SOLID STATE SECONDARY BATTERY, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A solid electrolyte composition comprising:an inorganic solid electrolyte having conductivity for ions of metal elements belonging to Group I or II of the periodic table;
binder particles which have an average particle diameter of 10 nm or more and 50,000 nm or less and encompass an ion-conductive substance; and
a dispersion medium,
wherein the binder particles are formed of the ion-conductive substance and a polymer, and the ion-conductive substance is coated with the polymer having a mass ratio of 5% or more and 100% or less of the ion-conductive substance, and
wherein the ion-conductive substance is coated with the polymer having a mass ratio of 30% or more and 100% or less of the ion-conductive substance.

US Pat. No. 10,892,514

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SECONDARY BATTERY STACK

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A method of manufacturing a secondary battery stack which is a stacked body in which secondary batteries and resin members are alternately stacked, the method comprising:a first pressing step of pressing a resin member before being stacked with a secondary battery, in a direction in which the resin member is to be stacked, wherein the first pressing step includes pressing a flat portion of the resin member so as to compress the flat portion of the resin member in a thickness direction of the resin member, wherein a pressing force during the first pressing step is more than an upper limit of a load that is allowed to be applied to the secondary battery before causing a short circuit in the secondary battery;
a stacking step of stacking the resin member subjected to the first pressing step with the secondary battery into the stacked body; and
a second pressing step of pressing the stacked body in a stacking direction in which the secondary batteries and the resin members are alternately stacked, wherein the pressing in the second pressing step is performed with a weaker pressing force than the pressing force during the first pressing step,
wherein the resin member undergoes creep deformation during the first pressing step.

US Pat. No. 10,892,513

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

GS Yuasa International Lt...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising:a sulfur-containing positive electrode;
a negative electrode;
a cation exchange resin layer interposed between the sulfur-containing positive electrode and the negative electrode;
a positive electrode electrolyte; and
a negative electrode electrolyte,
wherein the positive electrode electrolyte contains lithium polysulfide, and a sulfur equivalent concentration of the positive electrode electrolyte is higher than a sulfur equivalent concentration of the negative electrode electrolyte, and
wherein the sulfur equivalent concentration of the positive electrode electrolyte is 1.2 mol/l or more.

US Pat. No. 10,892,512

BATTERY WITH MULTIPLE JELLY ROLLS IN A SINGLE POUCH

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A battery pack, comprising:a plurality of jelly rolls, wherein each jelly roll of the plurality of jelly rolls comprises wound layers of a cathode with an active coating, a separator, and an anode with an active coating;
an enclosure enclosing the plurality of jelly rolls;
a first conductive tab coupled to a cathode of the plurality of jelly rolls and extending through the enclosure;
a second conductive tab coupled to an anode of the plurality of jelly rolls and extending through the enclosure;
wherein the plurality of jelly rolls vary in at least one of a length, thickness, and width; and
wherein a side of a first jelly roll of the plurality of jelly rolls abuts an end of a second jelly roll of the plurality of jelly rolls.

US Pat. No. 10,892,511

STAND-ALONE SYSTEM FOR CLAMPING A HIGH-TEMPERATURE SOEC/SOFC STACK

1. An assembly, comprising:a Solid Oxide Electrolyser Cell/Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOEC/SOFC) type solid oxide stack, comprising
a plurality of electrochemical cells each including a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte intercalated between the cathode and the anode,
a plurality of intermediate interconnectors each formed between two adjacent electrochemical cells,
an upper terminal plate and a lower terminal plate, between which the plurality of electrochemical cells and the plurality of intermediate interconnectors are clamped;
a clamping system for the SOEC/SOFC type solid oxide stack, comprising
an upper clamping plate and a lower clamping plate between which the SOEC/SOFC type solid oxide stack is clamped, each of the upper clamping plate and the lower clamping plate comprising at least one clamping orifice, each of the upper and lower terminal plates being in contact with one of the upper and lower clamping plates or in contact with at least one electrical insulation plate of the clamping system, the at least one electrical insulation plate located between the SOEC/SOFC type solid oxide stack and at least one of the upper and lower clamping plates,
at least one clamping rod that extends through a clamping orifice in the upper clamping plate and through a corresponding clamping orifice in the lower clamping plate, the at least one clamping rod configured to connect the upper and the lower clamping plates to each other and to ground,
clamping means at each clamping orifice of the upper and lower clamping plates, the clamping means configured to cooperate with the at least one clamping rod to connect the upper and lower clamping plates to each other, the clamping means comprising at least one first clamping nut associated with at least one clamping washer at each clamping orifice in at least one of the upper and lower clamping plates, the clamping means configured to cooperate with the at least one clamping rod extended through a corresponding clamping orifice;
the at least one clamping rod and the at least one first clamping nut being made from a super alloy based on nickel,
the at least one clamping washer being made of refractory austenitic steel and the upper clamping plate and the lower clamping plate being made of austenitic refractory steel.

US Pat. No. 10,892,510

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ENERGY SUPPLY UNIT

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for producing an energy supply unit having a housing and a stack, including a fuel-cell stack, battery stack or capacitor stack, arranged in the housing, the method comprising:providing the housing, including a first tie-rod plate, a second tie-rod plate, a first pressure-plate arrangement and a second pressure-plate arrangement, wherein each pressure-plate arrangement is fastened to each tie-rod plate,
arranging the stack between the first and second tie-rod plates and between the first and second pressure-plate arrangements,
applying a bracing force to the first and second pressure-plate arrangements for the purpose of bracing the stack, and
fastening at least the first pressure-plate arrangement to both tie-rod plates while the bracing force is being maintained upon the first and second pressure-plate arrangements,
wherein at least one of the first and second pressure-plate arrangements includes a tolerance compensation system, wherein the tolerance compensation system includes an end plate to be securely connected to the tie-rod plates, a contact-pressure plate arranged between the end plate and the stack, and a positioning arrangement,
wherein a distance between the end plate and the contact-pressure plate is altered by the positioning arrangement,
wherein the positioning arrangement includes a free space between the contact-pressure plate and the end plate, and wherein a hardenable material is injected into the free space.

US Pat. No. 10,892,509

COMPRESSION APPARATUS FOR FUEL CELL STACK

BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS INC...

1. A fuel cell stack assembly comprising:a fuel cell stack comprising a first end plate, a second end plate, and a plurality of fuel cells interposed between the first and the second end plates;
a first continuous compression band that urges the first end plate towards the second end plate in at least two passes along a first face of the fuel cell stack in a stacking direction thereof, the first continuous compression band stretching from a first end of the first end plate along the first face of the fuel cell stack to a second end of the first end plate opposite the first end of the first end plate across the first face of the fuel cell stack or from a first end of the second end plate along the first face of the fuel cell stack to a second end of the second end plate opposite the first end of the second end plate across the first face of the fuel cell stack; and
a second continuous compression band that urges the first end plate towards the second end plate in at least two passes along an opposing second face of the fuel cell stack in the stacking direction thereof, the second continuous compression band stretching from the first end of the first end plate along the second face of the fuel cell stack to the second end of the first end plate opposite the first end of the first end plate across the second face of the fuel cell stack or from the first end of the second end plate along the second face of the fuel cell stack to the second end of the second end plate opposite the first end of the second end plate across the second face of the fuel cell stack;
the first and second continuous compression bands thereby applying a compressive force upon the plurality of fuel cells to secure the compression of the entire fuel cell stack in its assembled state.

US Pat. No. 10,892,508

FUEL CELL UNIT

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A fuel cell unit comprising:a fuel cell stack having a stacked plurality of single cells;
a stack case housing the fuel cell stack;
a component case having an opening abutting an outer surface portion of the stack case that is parallel to a stacking direction of the single cells, and being removably mounted on the outer surface portion of the stack case along a periphery of the opening; and
a high-voltage component which is housed inside the component case and fixed to an opposite wall of a plurality of walls of the component case so as to form a space between the outer surface portion of the stack case and the high-voltage component, on a surface of the opposite wall facing the inside of the component case, and to which electricity generated in the fuel cell stack is supplied, the opposite wall facing the opening,
wherein a portion of the component case that defines the opening connects to the outer surface portion of the stack case in a state where the opening faces the stack case, and
wherein fixing of the high-voltage component on the surface of the opposite wall facing the inside of the component case is configured to prevent the high-voltage component from being affected by expansion and contraction of the fuel cell stack as the fuel cell stack generates electricity.

US Pat. No. 10,892,507

REFORMER-ELECTROLYZER-PURIFIER (REP) ASSEMBLY FOR HYDROGEN PRODUCTION, SYSTEMS INCORPORATING SAME AND METHOD OF PRODUCING HYDROGEN

FuelCell Energy, Inc., D...

1. A high temperature reformer-electrolyzer-purifier (REP) assembly comprising:one or more reformers configured to reform hydrocarbon fuel and output a gas feed comprising steam, and carbon-containing gas that includes CO2, H2, CO, and hydrocarbon fuel;
at least one fuel cell comprising an anode and a cathode separated by an electrolyte, wherein the anode of the at least one fuel cell is configured to receive the gas feed from the one or more reformers; and
a power supply configured to apply a reverse voltage to the at least one fuel cell,
wherein the at least one fuel cell is configured such that, when the power supply applies the reverse voltage to the at least one fuel cell, hydrogen-containing gas is generated in the anode of the at least one fuel cell by a hydrogen generation reaction, and carbon dioxide is separated from the hydrogen-containing gas by an electrolysis reaction in the anode of the at least one fuel cell such that the anode of the at least one fuel cell outputs the hydrogen-containing gas and the cathode of the at least one fuel cell separately outputs an oxidant gas comprising carbon dioxide and oxygen, and
wherein the power supply is configured to apply the reverse voltage so as to drive a hydrogen generation reaction to near completion by the separation and removal of the carbon dioxide from the hydrogen-containing gas.

US Pat. No. 10,892,506

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

CUMMINS ENTERPRISE LLC, ...

1. A method for operating a fuel cell system for generating power, the method comprising:supplying to a fuel reformer of an anode recirculation loop, a fuel from a fuel supply device and a tail gas from an anode outlet of an anode of a fuel cell stack;
receiving a reformate at a reformer outlet of the fuel reformer, wherein the reformate is divided into a recirculated reformate and a slip reformate, and wherein the recirculated reformate is recirculated back to the anode inlet of the anode;
measuring a fuel flow rate of the fuel provided into a reformer inlet of the fuel reformer;
measuring a current drawn from the fuel cell stack by an electrical load;
measuring a recycle ratio in the anode recirculation loop defined as a flow rate ratio of the recirculated reformate to the reformate; and
estimating a fuel utilization of the fuel cell stack based on the measured fuel flow rate, the measured current and the measured recycle ratio; and
controlling the fuel cell system based on the estimated fuel utilization of the fuel cell stack.

US Pat. No. 10,892,505

POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM UTILIZING METASTABLE HYDROGEN CARRIER AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. A power control system comprising:a metastable hydrogen carrier to supply hydrogen to a fuel cell;
a heater coupled with the metastable hydrogen carrier; and
a controller coupled to the heater,
wherein the controller is programmed to determine a current percentage of hydrogen released from the metastable hydrogen carrier based on a total amount of hydrogen in the metastable hydrogen carrier prior to any decomposition reaction of the metastable hydrogen carrier, and to operate the heater to heat the metastable hydrogen carrier to a target temperature to control a rate of hydrogen release from the metastable hydrogen carrier according to a relationship between the rate of hydrogen release and both the temperature and the current percentage of hydrogen released from the metastable hydrogen carrier, and
wherein the target temperature is determined in accordance with the current percentage of hydrogen released from the metastable hydrogen carrier and the rate of hydrogen release according to equation 2:

wherein in Equation 2, r represents the rate of hydrogen release, T represents the target temperature, R is the gas constant, Ea represents activation energy in unit of KJ/mol, r00 and A0 each represent a pre-exponential constant, B represents a temperature independent constant, x0 is an initial percentage of hydrogen released from the metastable hydrogen carrier and x is the current percentage of hydrogen released from the metastable hydrogen carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,892,504

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD

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

1. A power supply device comprising:a power supply;
a conversion unit configured to perform voltage conversion on electric power to be supplied from the power supply; and
a control unit configured to generate a first control signal for inputting or outputting a target voltage or a target current to and from the conversion unit by a feedback loop, and configured to control the conversion unit based on the first control signal and a second control signal for detecting a state of the power supply, generated outside the feedback loop,
wherein the control unit is configured to set a specific parameter of the second control signal based on a feedforward term based on the output of the power supply, and a feedback term in which the specific parameter, included in at least one of electric power output from the power supply to be input into the conversion unit and electric power output from the conversion unit, is a feedback component.

US Pat. No. 10,892,503

FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A fuel cell system comprising:a fuel cell configured to generate electric power by receiving supply of an anode gas and a cathode gas;
an anode gas supply channel connected to the fuel cell and through which the anode gas supplied to the fuel cell flows;
an anode gas discharge channel connected to the fuel cell and through which the anode gas discharged from the fuel cell flows;
an injector located on the anode gas supply channel and configured to inject the anode gas;
a pressure sensor located on a downstream side of the injector in the anode gas supply channel or on the anode gas discharge channel;
a discharge valve located on the anode gas discharge channel; and
a controller configured to control the injector and the discharge valve, wherein the controller is programmed to:
control the injector so that pressure on the downstream side of the injector in the anode gas supply channel does not become lower than a predetermined target pressure,
close the discharge valve when an amount of the anode gas discharged within a first period during a discharge valve open-period reaches a target discharge amount, the amount of discharged anode gas being estimated based on an amount of decrease in a pressure value acquired from the pressure sensor, the first period being a period from a point of time when a period after the injector stops injecting the anode gas until variation of the pressure acquired from the pressure sensor falls within a predetermined range elapses, to a point of time when the injector next starts injecting the anode gas, and
increase a ratio of the first period to a drive cycle by controlling, during the discharge valve open-period, at least one of an anode gas supply rate of the injector, an amount of electric power generated by the fuel cell, or the drive cycle in a period from start of the injection performed by the injector to next start of the injection.

US Pat. No. 10,892,502

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method of controlling operation of a fuel cell system, comprising:measuring, by a sensor unit, a stack current and a stack insulation resistance;
comparing, by a controller, the measured stack current with a predetermined current reference value, and comparing the measured stack insulation resistance with a predetermined first insulation reference value; and
increasing, by the controller, an air supply amount to a fuel cell stack during a predetermined time when the measured stack current is less than the predetermined current reference value and the measured stack insulation resistance is less than or equal to the predetermined first insulation reference value.

US Pat. No. 10,892,501

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

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

1. A fuel cell system comprising:a fuel cell to generate electric power via an electrochemical reaction between a fuel gas and an oxidant gas;
a stack casing housing the fuel cell and disposed in a housing chamber in a vehicle;
a ventilation pipe which is connected to the stack casing and via which the fuel gas inside the stack casing is discharged;
a drain pipe which is connected to the stack casing and via which water generated by the fuel cell is discharged;
a fuel gas supply apparatus to supply the fuel gas to the fuel cell, the fuel gas supply apparatus comprising:
a fuel gas tank to store the fuel gas therein;
a first valve provided to the fuel gas tank;
a fuel gas supply channel which connects the fuel gas tank and the fuel cell and through which the fuel gas in the fuel gas tank is supplied to the fuel cell; and
a second valve provided in the fuel gas supply channel;
an oxidant gas supply apparatus connected to the fuel cell to supply the oxidant gas to the fuel cell;
fuel gas leakage sensors, the ventilation pipe and the drain pipe being provided with the fuel gas leakage sensors to detect leakage of the fuel gas from the fuel cell to an inside of the housing chamber; and
circuitry that:
closes at least one of the first valve and the second valve when at least one of the fuel gas leakage sensors detects the leakage of the fuel gas; and
controls the fuel cell to generate the electric power using the fuel gas in the fuel cell while the at least one of the first valve and the second valve is closed when the at least one of the fuel gas leakage sensors detects the leakage of the fuel gas.

US Pat. No. 10,892,500

FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A fuel cell system comprising:a fuel cell stack configured to include a plurality of cells and to output direct output current;
a signal superimposing circuit configured to superimpose on the output current an alternating current signal whose current value is controlled, the alternating current signal including alternating current components at a first frequency and a second frequency higher than the first frequency;
a voltage measurement unit configured to measure a voltage value of the output current to which the alternating current signal has been applied; and
a controller configured to
acquire a phase difference between a phase of the first frequency of the current value in the alternating current signal and a phase of the first frequency of the voltage value measured by the voltage measurement unit;
calculate an amount of water in at least one of the plurality of cells by using the alternating current signal;
determine not to use a calculation result obtained by the controller when at least one of a condition of an absolute value of the phase difference being larger than a first absolute value and a condition of the absolute value of the phase difference being smaller than a fourth absolute value is satisfied, and
determine to use the calculation result obtained by the controller when the absolute value of the phase difference is within a range between a second absolute value smaller than the first absolute value and a third absolute value larger than the fourth absolute value,
wherein the first absolute value is larger than the second absolute value, the second absolute value is larger than the third absolute value, and the third absolute value is larger than the fourth absolute value.

US Pat. No. 10,892,499

FLOW BATTERY FLOW FIELD HAVING VOLUME THAT IS FUNCTION OF POWER PARAMETER, TIME PARAMETER AND CONCENTRATION PARAMETER

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

1. A flow battery comprising:at least one cell having first and second flow fields spaced apart from each other, and an electrolyte separator layer arranged there between; and
a supply/storage system external of the at least one cell, the supply/storage system including first and second vessels fluidly connected with the respective first and second flow fields, and first and second pumps configured to selectively move first and second fluid electrolytes between the first and second vessels and the first and second flow fields,
wherein the first and second flow fields each have an electrochemically active zone configured to receive flow of the respective first and second fluid electrolytes, the electrochemically active zone having a total open volume that is a function of at least one of a power parameter of the flow battery, a time parameter of the respective first and second pumps and a concentration parameter of the respective first and second fluid electrolytes,
wherein the power parameter is a maximum rated power of the flow battery, the time parameter is the time in seconds for the first and second pumps to achieve full flow of the first and second fluid electrolyte from a low-flow state, and the concentration parameter is a concentration of at least one electrochemically active species in the first and second fluid electrolytes.

US Pat. No. 10,892,498

FUEL CELL SPACER AND ELECTROLYTE RESERVOIR

DOOSAN FUEL CELL AMERICA,...

1. A fuel cell device, comprising:a cell stack assembly including a plurality of fuel cells that each include an anode and a cathode;
a pressure plate near one end of the cell stack assembly; and
an electrically conductive component between the end of the cell stack assembly and the pressure plate, the electrically conductive component having a length, a width and a height, the height defining a spacing between the pressure plate and the end of the cell stack assembly, the length being greater than the height, the width being greater than the height, the electrically conductive component having a plurality of ribs that define at least two fluid reservoirs, at least one of the ribs separating the at least two fluid reservoirs so that fluid in one of the at least two fluid reservoirs is isolated from fluid in the other of the at least two fluid reservoirs.

US Pat. No. 10,892,497

FUEL CELL MODULE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND CONNECTOR

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A manufacturing method of a fuel cell module, comprising the steps of:attaching a connector to at least one of a plurality of cells, each having an approximately rectangular outer shape, in order to measure a voltage of the cell; and
making an inspection to determine whether an attachment position of the connector is acceptable, wherein
the step of attaching the connector includes moving the connector obliquely to an edge of the cell that forms one side of the approximately rectangular outer shape, so as to attach the connector to the edge of the cell,
the connector includes a plane that is arranged parallel to a reference plane that is part of the edge of the cell in an accurately attached state of the connector, and
the step of making the inspection includes optically measuring a distance from the plane that is parallel to the reference plane, to the reference plane, so as to make the inspection.

US Pat. No. 10,892,495

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PREPARING A CATALYST COATED MEMBRANE

GREENERITY GMBH, Hanau-W...

1. A method for preparing a catalyst coated membrane comprising the steps of:coating a substrate with a first catalyst dispersion thereby obtaining a first catalyst dispersion coated substrate,
providing a second side of a membrane with a support film,
coating a first side of the membrane with a second catalyst dispersion, thereby obtaining a second catalyst dispersion coated first side of the membrane,
drying the first catalyst dispersion thereby obtaining a first catalyst coated substrate or drying the second catalyst dispersion coated first side of the membrane thereby obtaining a second catalyst coated first side of the membrane,
laminating the first catalyst coated substrate to the second catalyst dispersion coated first side of the membrane, which has not been dried after coating, or laminating the first catalyst dispersion coated substrate, which has not been dried after coating, to the second catalyst coated first side of the membrane so that the first catalyst and the second catalyst superimpose, thereby forming a laminate including a membrane comprising a first catalyst layer, wherein during the lamination step, either the second catalyst dispersion, which is coated directly on the first side of the membrane, or the first catalyst dispersion provided on the substrate is in a wet state and not dried,
drying the laminate,
removing the support film from the second side of the membrane,
coating a third catalyst dispersion on the second side of the membrane,
drying the third catalyst dispersion, thereby obtaining a second catalyst layer on the membrane, and
removing the substrate from the first catalyst coated substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,892,494

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING CORE-SHELL CATALYST

Korea Institute of Energy...

1. A method of manufacturing a core-shell catalyst in a reaction chamber containing reaction solution, the method comprising:manufacturing a metal nanoparticle by emitting a laser beam to a solution containing a metal ingot, wherein the solution containing the metal ingot contains one or more types of solvents selected from sulfuric acid, and hydrocarbon-based compounds, and wherein an output of the laser light source is 0.1 to 40 J/cm2, wherein the manufacturing of the metal nanoparticle is performed in a first region of the reaction chamber;
dispersing a support body into the manufactured metal nanoparticle solution, mixing a copper precursor-containing solution with the mixture, and coating a metal nanoparticle with copper by providing electric potential higher than oxidation and reduction potentials of copper; and
manufacturing a particle in the form of a core-shell in which the metal nanoparticle is coated with platinum by mixing a solution containing a platinum ion with a solution containing the manufactured metal nanoparticle coated with copper and inducing a galvanic displacement reaction, wherein the manufacturing of the metal nanoparticle coated with platinum is performed in a second region of the reaction chamber;
wherein the support body is carbon or metal oxide,
wherein 3 to 60 wt % of a total of solid-phase particles of the metal nanoparticles are contained in the solution, and
wherein the copper precursor-containing solution contains one or more types of solvents selected from sulfuric acid, perchloric acid, hydrochloric acid, and electrolytes, and
wherein the copper precursor-containing solution contains a copper precursor of 10 mM to 1 M, and the platinum ion-containing solution contains a platinum precursor of 10 mM to 1 M, and
wherein the coating of the metal nanoparticle with the copper provides electric potential in a range of 0.46 V to 0.34 V based on standard electric potential, and
wherein the manufacturing of the particle in the form of the core-shell in which the metal nanoparticle is coated with platinum provides an opportunity of allowing galvanic displacement to occur through a process of bringing the metal nanoparticle coated with copper into contact with a solution in which the platinum ion exists, and
wherein the metal ingot is accommodated in a capsule having a hermetic structure impregnated in the reaction solution, and
wherein the first region of the reaction chamber has a height and a diameter smaller than a height and a diameter of the second region of the reaction chamber and the first region and the second region of the reaction chamber connected in a streamlined shape.

US Pat. No. 10,892,493

METAL-SUPPORTED ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT, SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUCH METAL-SUPPORTED ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT

Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., Osa...

1. A metal-supported electrochemical element including at least a metal substrate as a support, an electrode layer formed on/over the metal substrate, a buffer layer formed on the electrode layer, and an electrolyte layer formed on the buffer layer;wherein the electrode layer is porous,
the buffer layer has density higher than density of the electrode layer and lower than density of the electrolyte layer,
the buffer layer has a density of 120% or more and 135% or less relative to a density of the electrode layer, and
the electrolyte layer has a density of 102% or more and 108% or less relative to the density of the buffer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,892,492

METAL OXIDE CATHODE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A battery comprising:a) an anode;
b) a separator; and
c) a cathode comprising a porous material comprising:
a conductive metal oxide particle comprising an internal surface defining a hollow pore, and a functional layer deposited on the internal surface;
wherein the cathode is essentially free of an oxidizable carbon; and
wherein the battery is a lithium/air secondary battery.

US Pat. No. 10,892,491

BATTERY GRID WITH VARIED CORROSION RESISTANCE

CPS Technology Holdings L...

1. A battery comprising a battery grid having a pattern of grid wires, the pattern including grid wires with one or more deformation segments, wherein the pattern comprises a grid wire having a first deformation segment with a first microstructure and a second deformation segment with a second microstructure which is different from the first microstructure.

US Pat. No. 10,892,490

PARTICULATE POLYMER BINDER COMPOSITE

Arkema Inc, King of Prus...

1. A composite material comprising:a) discrete polymer binder particles having an average particle size of less than 1 micron, and
b) an interactive material selected from the group consisting of activated carbon, nano clays, zeolite particles, ion exchange resins; a lithium plus transition metal oxide, sulfide or hydroxide for a positive electrode; metallic particles of 410 stainless steel, 304 stainless steel, 316 stainless steel, copper, aluminum and nickel powders, activated alumina, carbon nanotubes, cellulose fibers, silica, wood chips, ceramics, titanate, graphite, carbon black, and acetylene black;wherein said discrete polymer binder particles are adhered to the surface of said interactive material, and wherein said discrete polymer binder particles consist of less than 10 weight percent of agglomerated polymer particles, wherein said interactive material are particles or fibers that have a physical, electrical or chemical interaction with a dissolved or suspended material in a fluid composition; and wherein the composite material is a dry and free flowing polymer binder particle/interactive material composite.

US Pat. No. 10,892,489

COMPOSITE ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, AND ANODE AND LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING COMPOSITE ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

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

1. A composite anode active material powder comprising:a first core particle comprising a metal alloyable with lithium; and
a coating layer on the first core particle,
wherein the coating layer comprises an ion-conductive polymer,
wherein an amount of the ion-conductive polymer is from about 0.0001 wt % to about 0.04 wt % based on a total weight of the composite anode active material powder, and
wherein the ion-conductive polymer comprises at least one functional group selected from a carboxyl group, a carboxylate group, a cyano group, a phosphoric acid group, a sulfonic acid group, and a sulfonate group, and comprises lithium with which the functional group is substituted.

US Pat. No. 10,892,488

ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY CONTAINING THE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electrode active material comprising:a core active material having a layered structure and capable of reversibly incorporating and deincorporating lithium;
a dopant comprising boron and a first metal element in the core active material, wherein the boron and the first metal element are paired together in the layered structure of the core active material; and
a coating having a nanostructure disposed on a surface of the core active material and comprising a metal borate compound comprising a second metal element,
wherein the second metal element is the same as the first metal element,
wherein the metal borate compound is represented by Formula 1,
MxByOz  Formula 1wherein, in Formula 1,M is aluminum, zirconium, calcium, barium, bismuth, tin, zinc, silicon, strontium, titanium, vanadium, chromium, iron, copper, niobium, molybdenum, ruthenium, palladium, silver, cadmium, tantalum, tungsten, iridium, platinum, gold, or a combination thereof, and
x, y, and z satisfy 1?x<30, 1?y<10, and 1 wherein the core active material is a compound represented by Formula 3,
LiNixM11-xO2-eM?e  Formula 3wherein, in Formula 3,M1 is a Group 4 to a Group 14 element, or a combination thereof,
M? is an anion element comprising F, S, Cl, Br, or a combination thereof, and
x and e satisfy 0.7?x<1 and 0?e<1.

US Pat. No. 10,892,487

RECHARGEABLE ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

INNOLITH ASSETS AG, Base...

1. Rechargeable electrochemical battery cell, comprising:a housing,
a positive electrode,
a negative electrode,
an active metal,
an electrolyte which contains sulfur dioxide and a conductive salt of the active metal, and
a total quantity of oxygen contained in compounds which are able to react with sulfur dioxide in a reaction by which the sulfur dioxide is reduced of not more than 10 mMol per Ah theoretical charge capacitance of the rechargeable electrochemical battery cell, wherein the compounds which are able to react with sulfur dioxide are on each or in each of the positive electrode, the negative electrode, and the electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 10,892,486

SOLID ELECTROLYTE TECHNOLOGY WITH REARRANGEABLE BONDS FOR METAL AND METAL-ION BATTERIES

SILA NANOTECHNOLOGIES INC...

1. A solid electrolyte for a metal or metal-ion battery cell, comprising:a material having one or more rearrangeable chalcogen-metal-hydrogen groups that are configured to transport at least one metal-ion or metal-ion mixture through the solid electrolyte,
wherein the solid electrolyte exhibits a melting point below about 350° C.

US Pat. No. 10,892,484

COBALT OXIDE FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, PREPARING METHOD THEREOF, LITHIUM COBALT OXIDE FORMED FROM THE COBALT OXIDE, AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING POSITIVE ELECTRODE INCLUDING THE LITHIUM COBALT OXIDE

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

1. A method of preparing Co3O4 that has an average particle diameter (D50) of about 15 ?m to about 18 ?m, a particle diameter (D90) of about 23 ?m to about 25 ?m, and a particle diameter (D10) of about 5 ?m to about 7 ?m, the method consisting essentially of:performing a precipitation reaction of a mixture including a cobalt precursor and a precipitant, the precipitation reaction being carried out under an oxidizing gas atmosphere to obtain the Co3O4,
wherein the precipitation reaction of the mixture is performed at a pH of about 11.0 to about 12.0 and a temperature of 70° C. to 80° C., and
wherein the Co3O4 is not thermal-treated.

US Pat. No. 10,892,483

POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL PARTICLE POWDER FOR NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

TODA KOGYO CORP., Hirosh...

1. A method of manufacturing positive electrode active material particle powder for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the method comprising:mixing trimanganese tetroxide, a lithium compound, and a crystal plane growth suppressor to form a mixture, and
firing the mixture in an oxidizing atmosphere at a temperature from 700° C. to 950° C.

US Pat. No. 10,892,482

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE FOR LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY, AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

Showa Denko Materials Co....

1. A lithium ion secondary battery, comprising:a positive electrode;
a negative electrode for a lithium ion secondary battery comprising a current collector, and a negative electrode material layer provided on the current collector, the negative electrode material layer comprising a negative electrode material (SiOx-C) comprising:
a silicon oxide represented by a formula SiOx (x is 0<+?2) having silicon crystallite present and having a diffraction peak attributable to Si (111) in an X-ray diffraction spectrum,
wherein a size of silicon crystallite calculated from the diffraction peak is from 2.0 nm to 8.0 nm,
wherein the silicon oxide further comprises carbon on a part of a surface thereof or the entire surface thereof,
wherein the carbon has an R value in a Raman spectrum of from 0.5 to 1.5, and
wherein a content ratio of the carbon is 0.5% by mass or more and less than 5.0% by mass; and
an electrolyte,
wherein the negative electrode material layer further comprises a carbonaceous negative electrode material (C), and a ratio of the negative electrode material (SiOx-C) to the carbonaceous negative electrode material (C) is from 1:99 to 10:90 in terms of mass.

US Pat. No. 10,892,481

METHODS OF PRE-LITHIATING ELECTROACTIVE MATERIAL AND ELECTRODES INCLUDING PRE-LITHIATED ELECTROACTIVE MATERIAL

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of pre-lithiating an electroactive material for an electrode for an electrochemical cell, the method comprising:reacting a first lithiating agent comprising LiH with the electroactive material comprising silicon to form a pre-lithiated electroactive material comprising a lithium silicide.

US Pat. No. 10,892,480

POSITIVE ELECTRODE MATERIAL AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY USING SAME

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A positive electrode material for lithium secondary batteries, comprising:a positive electrode active material containing Li; and
a cover disposed on the positive electrode active material, and the cover containing Li and F, and further containing one or two or more cover elements from among Al, Ti, Zr, Ta and Nb, wherein
with a Point a as an arbitrary point of the cover in contact with the positive electrode active material, a Point c as a point on the surface of the cover at a shortest distance from the Point a, and a Point b as a midpoint between the Point a and the Point c, then an analysis of the Point a, the Point b and the Point c by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) yields
a ratio of Li concentration at the Point a with respect to Li concentration at the Point b is 1.1 or higher and lower than 10.8, and
a ratio of F concentration at the Point c with respect to F concentration at the Point b is 1.1 or higher and lower than 51.1.

US Pat. No. 10,892,478

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND PREPARING METHOD THEREOF

Iljin Electric Co., Ltd.

1. A negative electrode active material for a secondary battery, comprising:a silicon (Si) layer that is a crystal layer; and
a matrix layer formed on an outer surface of the Si layer,
wherein a crystal lattice mismatch ratio of the matrix layer to the Si layer is within 20%,
wherein an amorphization degree of a silicon alloy is 25% to 65%, and an X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) peak of the silicon alloy has a value of ISi/Imatrix>1,
wherein ISi is an intensity value of a maximum value among the XRD peaks in the silicon, and Imatrix is an intensity value of a maximum value among the remaining peaks except for an Si phase.

US Pat. No. 10,892,477

POROUS SILICON-SILICON OXIDE-CARBON COMPOSITE, AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd. Korea Advan...

1. A porous silicon-silicon oxide-carbon composite, comprising a silicon oxide-carbon structure and silicon particles, whereinthe silicon oxide-carbon structure comprises a plurality of micropores, and
the silicon particles are uniformly distributed in the silicon oxide-carbon structure;
wherein a specific surface area of the porous silicon-silicon oxide-carbon composite is from 150 m2/g to 250 m2/g, and
wherein an average diameter (D50) of the silicon particles is from 1 nm to 90 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,892,476

POSITIVE ELECTRODE AND ALKALINE SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A positive electrode for an alkaline secondary battery comprising:a positive electrode substrate containing a Ni foil or a Ni-plated steel foil; and
a positive electrode composite material that is provided on at least one surface of the positive electrode substrate,
wherein the Ni foil and the Ni-plated steel foil are not porous,
the positive electrode composite material contains a positive electrode active material,
the positive electrode active material contains nickel hydroxide coated with cobalt oxyhydroxide, and
a weight per unit area of the positive electrode composite material with respect to the one surface of the positive electrode substrate is 0.02 g/cm2 to 0.035 g/cm2.

US Pat. No. 10,892,475

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF NEGATIVE ELECTRODE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A manufacturing method of a negative electrode, the manufacturing method comprising:forming, on a belt-shaped copper foil, an active material film formed such that powder including a negative-electrode active material is moisturized and granulated into granulated bodies and the granulated bodies are formed into a film shape;
applying a pasty heat resistant layer including a binder and a filler onto the active material film, wherein a particle diameter of the binder is smaller than a particle diameter of the filler; and
drying the active material film and the heat resistant layer, wherein:
the drying of the active material film and the heat resistant layer includes a first step and a second step performed subsequently to the first step;
a drying temperature to be used in the first step is set to a first temperature; and
a drying temperature to be used in the second step is set to a second temperature lower than the first temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,892,474

INTEGRABLE REDOX-ACTIVE POLYMER BATTERIES

FORM ENERGY, INC., Somer...

1. A device comprising at least one electrochemical cell, the at least one electrochemical cell comprising:a negative electrode layer comprising a first redox-active polymer and configured to be reversibly oxidized during a discharging operation and further configured to be reversibly reduced during a charging operation;
a positive electrode layer comprising a second redox-active polymer and configured to be reversibly reduced during the discharging operation and further configured to be reversibly oxidized during the charging operation, wherein the second redox-active polymer includes one or both of poly(1-naphthol) and poly(10-hexylphenothiazine-3,7-diyl); and
an electrolyte layer comprising a solid ion-exchange polymer, the electrolyte layer interposed between the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer and configured to conduct ions therebetween,
wherein the at least one electrochemical cell is configured to store energy for an associated device and further configured to provide structural features of the associated device; and
wherein at least one of the positive electrode layer or the negative electrode layer comprises a protective compound adapted to protect at least one of the first redox-active polymer or the second redox-active polymer from over-charging or over-discharging, and the protective compound is selected from the group consisting of a phenothiazine, iodine, tri-iodine, benzoquinone, naphthoquinone, and anthraquinone, their derivatives and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,892,471

METHODS OF PREPARING POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL PRECURSOR FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY AND POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

LG Chem, Ltd.

1. A method of preparing a positive electrode active material precursor for a lithium secondary battery by using a batch-type reactor, the method comprising:(1) forming positive electrode active material precursor particles while continuously adding a transition metal-containing solution including a transition metal cation, an aqueous alkaline solution, and an ammonium ion-containing solution to the batch-type reactor;
(2) stopping the addition of the solutions when the batch-type reactor is full and sedimenting the positive electrode active material precursor particles formed;
(3) discharging a supernatant formed after the sedimentation of the positive electrode active material precursor particles to an outside;
(4) adjusting a pH, which has been reduced in the discharging of the supernatant, to 10 to 12 by adding the ammonium ion-containing solution; and
(5) growing the positive electrode active material precursor particles while continuously again adding the transition metal-containing solution including a transition metal cation, the aqueous alkaline solution, and the ammonium ion-containing solution to the batch-type reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,892,470

PRODUCTION OF CARBON NANOTUBE MODIFIED BATTERY ELECTRODE POWDERS VIA SINGLE STEP DISPERSION

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A method for preparing a dispersion of single walled carbon nanotubes in a battery electrode powder, the method comprising:preparing an aerosol containing single walled carbon nanotubes in a reactor; and
transmitting the aerosol directly from the reactor to a mixer containing the battery electrode powder to produce the dispersion,
wherein the battery electrode powder comprises a primary battery electrode powder material and a secondary material, the secondary material being a surfactant optionally together with a binder,
wherein a ratio of single walled carbon nanotubes to battery electrode powder is from about 0.01 to 80 wt %; and
wherein the surfactant comprises sodium dodecyl sulfate.

US Pat. No. 10,892,469

SAFETY COMPLIANT BATTERY CELL EJECTION FOR PACKAGED BATTERY CELLS

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus for containing packaged battery cells, the apparatus comprising:a battery cell package includes a printed circuit board, one or more battery cells, and one or more containment compartments, wherein each of the one or more battery cells are suspended from the printed circuit board in an inverted position;
each of the one or more battery cells is electrically and structurally coupled to the printed circuit board, wherein a solder connection electrically and structurally couples each of the one or more battery cells to the printed circuit board; and
a cavity of each of the one or more containment compartment disposed below the each of the one or more battery cells, wherein a volume of the cavity of each of the one or more containment compartments is greater than a volume of the each of the one or more battery cells.

US Pat. No. 10,892,468

BATTERY MODULE WITH SHORT-CIRCUIT UNIT, AND BATTERY PACK AND VEHICLE INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A battery module, comprising:a first bus bar electrically connected to a first electrode lead of a first battery cell;
a second bus bar electrically connected to a second electrode lead of a second battery cell;
a short-circuit unit configured to move toward the first bus bar and the second bus bar by receiving an expansive force due to a volume increase of the first battery cell and an other battery cell adjacent to the first battery cell so that the first bus bar and the second bus bar are electrically connected to generate a short circuit; and
a cartridge configured to accommodate or support at least a portion of the first electrode lead, the second electrode lead, the first bus bar, the second bus bar and the short-circuit unit,
wherein the short-circuit unit includes:
a slide bar having a contact portion provided at a first end thereof and in contact with one end of the first battery cell to receive the expansive force, and a placing portion provided at a second end thereof so that a short-circuit terminal is placed thereon; and
a buffering member having a first end and a second end that are respectively in contact with the contact portion and the cartridge, so as to be compressed by the slide bar to absorb an impact when the slide bar moves toward the first bus bar and the second bus bar.

US Pat. No. 10,892,466

ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE CELL WITH INTEGRATED BRIDGING DEVICE

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT Z...

6. An electrical energy storage cell comprisingan at least partially electrically conductive housing,
at least two terminals on the electrically conductive housing, of which a first terminal is insulated from the housing and a second terminal is electrically conductively connected to the housing, and
a bridging device, which can be actuated by an external signal to connect the two terminals of the energy storage cell electrically to one another,
wherein the bridging device acts between the first terminal and the housing of the energy storage cell,
wherein the bridging device, when actuated by the external signal, produces an electrically conductive connection between a first electrical conductor and a second electrical conductor, wherein the first electrical conductor is connected to the first terminal or is formed by the first terminal and the second electrical conductor is connected to the housing, and
wherein the bridging device comprises an electrically conductive bridging element which is formed by a resilient element or is connected to a resilient element, wherein the resilient element is held in a prestressed first state by a retaining wire and, when the retaining wire is severed or dissolved, transitions into a second state, in which the resilient element electrically connects the first and second electrical conductors via the electrically conductive bridging element.

US Pat. No. 10,892,465

BATTERY CELL COVER INCLUDING TERMINAL SHORT ISOLATION FEATURE

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A battery cell array terminal cover, comprising:a substrate having a first surface and a second surface disposed opposite to and offset from the first surface by a thickness, wherein the substrate extends planarly along a length and a width of the substrate; and
a plurality of terminal access receptacles arranged in an array of receptacle groups disposed in the substrate in a distribution pattern extending in a row along the length of the substrate, wherein each receptacle group of the array of receptacle groups comprises:
a first terminal aperture having a first opening size passing from the first surface to the second surface through the thickness of the substrate; the first terminal aperture providing an access opening to a first terminal contact surface of a battery cell in an array of battery cells in a battery module;
a second terminal aperture disposed adjacent to the first terminal aperture, the second terminal aperture having a second opening size smaller than the first opening size passing from the first surface to the second surface through the thickness of the substrate, the second terminal aperture providing an access opening to a second terminal contact surface of the battery cell in the array of battery cells in the battery module, wherein the first terminal aperture is separated a distance from the second terminal aperture by a bridging portion of the substrate formed in the thickness of the substrate and extending from an inner surface of the first terminal aperture to an inner surface of the second terminal aperture; and
a dielectric protrusion disposed on the bridging portion of the substrate and extending from the second surface of the substrate in a direction away from the substrate and toward the battery cell in the battery module, the dielectric protrusion extending beyond the first and second terminal contact surfaces wherein the dielectric protrusion fits in an area between a first terminal of the battery cell and a second terminal of the battery cell and blocks a path running from the first terminal contact surface to the second terminal contact surface.

US Pat. No. 10,892,464

BATTERY MODULE

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

1. A battery module, comprising:a heat dissipation member disposed at a lower portion of the battery module;
a cell assembly having a plurality of can-type secondary batteries stacked in a horizontal direction; and
a first bus bar comprising:
a connection part extending in a vertical direction and configured to contact the electrodes of two or more of the plurality of can-type secondary batteries of the cell assembly to electrically connect the two or more can-type secondary batteries, the connection part having an upper edge and a lower edge; and
a heat transfer part extending in the horizontal direction from the lower edge of the connection part to contact the heat dissipation member and configured to transfer heat of the plurality of can-type secondary batteries to the heat dissipation member;
a module case including a first case having an empty space formed therein to accommodate an upper portion of the cell assembly and a second case having an empty space formed therein to accommodate a bottom portion of the cell assembly; and
a coupling groove formed in an outer surface of the module case,
wherein the heat transfer part is inserted in the coupling groove so that the heat transfer part is between the module case and heat dissipation member, and
wherein the bus bar is least partially made of an electrically conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,892,463

SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

FDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

8. A method of manufacturing a secondary battery, comprising:a composite preparation step of preparing a composite, formed by joining a current collecting lead to a sealing body, of the sealing body and the current collecting lead, the sealing body including a lid plate and a terminal of a first electrode attached to an outer surface of the lid plate, the current collecting lead including a top wall, a bottom wall facing the top wall, and a pair of side walls extending between a side edge of the top wall and a side edge of the bottom wall, and facing each other, the top wall being divided by a slit into a first body portion and a second body portion each having a faced part facing the bottom wall, an extension part extending outward from the faced part, the extension part being joined to an inner surface of the lid plate, and an arced notch, the arced notch of the first body portion being aligned with the arced notch of the second body portion to form a substantially circular top wall through hole, wherein the bottom wall includes a bottom wall through hole aligned with the top wall through hole;
an electrode group preparation step of joining a current collector to the electrode group formed by stacking the first electrode and a second electrode via a separator, and preparing the electrode group joined with the current collector;
an electrode group housing step of housing the electrode group prepared in the electrode group preparing step in an outer can having an opening;
a joining step of arranging the composite prepared in the composite preparation step in the opening portion of the outer can, and joining between the current collector of the electrode group housed in the outer can and the bottom wall of the current collecting lead in the composite; and
a sealing step of attaching the sealing body to the outer can, and sealing the opening of the outer can.

US Pat. No. 10,892,462

BATTERY STRUCTURE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A battery structure, in which a plurality of electrode bodies each having a positive electrode current collecting part and a negative electrode current collecting part are received in one conductive container,wherein the first electrode body and the second electrode body are connected in series by electrically connecting the negative electrode current collecting part of a first electrode body among the plurality of electrode bodies and the positive electrode current collecting part of a second electrode body among the plurality of electrode bodies to the container.

US Pat. No. 10,892,460

WIRING MODULE FOR ATTACHMENT TO A POWER STORAGE MODULE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A wiring module to be attached to a power storage module that includes a plurality of power storage devices that include electrodes, the wiring module comprising:a protector that includes a bus bar that is connected to a sub-bus bar that is connected to one of the electrodes, and is made of an insulating material; and
a cover that covers the bus bar,
wherein the protector is provided with a latching portion having a first side and a second side, the first side is configured to latch to a portion of the power storage module, and the second side opposes the first side, and
the cover is provided with a restraining portion that restrains elastic deformation of the latching portion and that is disposed on the second side of the latching portion and within a deflection space for the latching portion.

US Pat. No. 10,892,459

BATTERY

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A battery comprising:a first power generation element;
a first outer cover body which encloses the first power generation element; and
a first planar electrode having, as principal surfaces, a first connecting surface and a first protruding surface opposite the first connecting surface, a majority of the first connecting surface directly contacts a surface of the first power generation element,
wherein the first connecting surface is electrically connected to the first power generation element,
the first outer cover body includes a first covering portion provided with a first opening,
the first protruding surface protrudes from the first opening toward an outside of the first covering portion, the first protruding surface of the first planar electrode is positioned higher than an upper surface of the first outer cover body,
the first covering portion is joined to at least one of the first planar electrode and the first power generation element,
the first planar electrode includes a first sealing end portion,
the first sealing end portion faces the first covering portion, and
a space between the first sealing end portion and the first covering portion is sealed.

US Pat. No. 10,892,458

BUSBAR FORMING METHOD AND FOLDED BUSBAR

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A busbar forming method, comprising:creasing a sheet of material to form a plurality of creases that partition the sheet into a plurality of segments; and
identifying a desired size for a desired terminal receiving recess in a desired busbar; and
in response to the desired size, folding at least some of the segments relative to each other about at least some of the creases according to a first folding process, or a different, second folding process,
wherein the sheet with at least some of the segments folded according to the first folding process provides a first busbar having a terminal receiving recess of a first size,
wherein the sheet with at least some of the segments folded according to the second folding process provides a second busbar having a terminal receiving recess of a second size that is different than the first size,
wherein a portion of the busbar providing the terminal receiving recess includes a bottom and opposing sides, wherein at least one of the opposing sides includes some of the segments folded against each other.

US Pat. No. 10,892,456

SEPARATOR FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT, ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT, AUTOMOBILE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

NIPPON KODOSHI CORPORATIO...

1. A separator for an electrochemical element, the separator being interposed between a pair of electrodes and configured to be capable of holding an organic electrolytic solution that contains an electrolyte,wherein the separator is a wet-laid nonwoven fabric that contains 10 to 50 mass % of thermoplastic synthetic fibers and 50 to 90 mass % of beaten regenerated cellulose fibers having a mean fiber length of 0.2 to 2.0 mm, and the separator has a thickness of 10 to 70 ?m and a density of 0.25 to 0.90 g/cm3, including two parts obtained by bisecting a cross-section of the separator in a thickness direction,
wherein the two parts are a part (A part) with a small number of the thermoplastic synthetic fibers and a part (B part) with a large number of the thermoplastic synthetic fibers, and the A part and the B part are formed into a single layer in an integrated manner,
wherein a value obtained by dividing the number of the thermoplastic synthetic fibers in the A part by the number of the thermoplastic synthetic fibers in the B part is 0.85 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,892,455

SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING A BATTERY ARRANGEMENT

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A system for producing a battery arrangement, comprising:at least one battery module and a battery housing, wherein the at least one battery module has at least one supply channel which extends in a designated introduction direction through the at least one battery module, wherein the at least one battery module is introduced in the introduction direction into the battery housing, positioned in an end position provided for the battery module and firmly connected in this end position to the battery housing, wherein, between a bottom of the at least one battery module and a bottom of the battery housing, at least one cavity is provided, which is connected to the at least one supply channel, wherein a filler material is filled into the at least one cavity through the at least one supply channel.

US Pat. No. 10,892,454

BATTERY MODULE WITH THERMAL DISSIPATION AND THERMAL RUNAWAY PREVENTION

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A battery module with thermal dissipation and thermal runaway prevention, comprising:at least one battery including a plurality of battery cells electrically connected to one another through a conductor; and
a fireproof thermal insulation layer including a plurality of battery holes for disposing the battery cells therein and a plurality of air holes vertically penetrating the fireproof thermal insulation layer, wherein a side of each of the battery cells is sleeved in the fireproof thermal insulation layer, and the plurality of air holes are provided between adjacent ones of the plurality of battery holes,
wherein a heat transfer coefficient of the fireproof thermal insulation layer decreases as a temperature of the fireproof thermal insulation layer increases, and
wherein a part of the side of each of the battery cells is enclosed within the fireproof thermal insulation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,892,453

BATTERY PACK AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BATTERY PACK

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A battery pack comprising:a plurality of cell assemblies arranged side by side; and
a restraining member restraining the plurality of cell assemblies along a direction in which the cell assemblies are arranged,
each of the plurality of cell assemblies comprising:
a cell;
a first spacer;
a second spacer;
a first connecting member; and
a second connecting member,
the cell comprising:
an outer casing;
a positive electrode terminal attached to the outer casing; and
a negative electrode terminal attached to the outer casing,
the outer casing comprising:
a first surface facing an adjacent one of the cell assemblies; and
a second surface facing opposite the first surface with respect to the direction in which the cell assemblies are arranged, wherein:
the first spacer is overlapped on the first surface, and the first spacer includes a first-spacer inner side surface overlapped on the first surface and an outer side surface opposite the first-spacer inner side surface;
the second spacer is overlapped on the second surface, and the second spacer includes a second-spacer inner side surface overlapped on the second surface and an outer side surface opposite the second-spacer inner side surface;
the first connecting member is attached to the positive electrode terminal, and the first connecting member includes a first extension portion being insulated from the outer casing and extending along at least one of the outer side surface of the first spacer and the outer side surface of the second spacer;
the second connecting member is attached to the negative electrode terminal, and the second connecting member includes a second extension portion being insulated from the outer casing and extending along at least one of the outer side surface of the first spacer and the outer side surface of the second spacer; and
the first spacer of one of adjacent cell assemblies and the second spacer of another one of the adjacent cell assemblies are overlapped on each other; and either one of the first and second extension portions of the one of the adjacent cell assemblies and either one of the first and second extension portions of the other one of the adjacent cell assemblies are overlapped on each other between the first spacer and the second spacer that are overlapped on each other.

US Pat. No. 10,892,451

BATTERY PACK LATCH MECHANISM

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A rechargeable battery pack comprising:a housing including a bottom wall and a top wall opposite the bottom wall;
a plurality of battery cells at least partially positioned within the housing; and
a latch mechanism comprising:
a first linkage member having a contact surface accessible by the user from outside the housing, and wherein the contact surface is positioned proximate the bottom wall of the housing;
a locking pawl movable with respect to the housing between a locked position and an unlocked position and in operable communication with the first linkage member, wherein the locking pawl is positioned proximate the top wall of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,892,450

EFFECTS CONTROL MODULE AND METHOD OF MAGNETIC CLOSURE FOR BATTERY DOOR

Fender Musical Instrument...

1. An effects control module for a musical instrument, comprising:a stand-alone housing of the effects control module, the stand-along housing including a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface; and
a battery enclosure assembly rotatably coupled to the stand-alone housing, wherein the battery enclosure assembly includes a door with a magnetic plate extending from the door in a direction perpendicular to the door and attractive to the bottom surface of the stand-alone housing to enable final closure of the battery enclosure assembly with respect to the stand-alone housing absent external force.

US Pat. No. 10,892,449

BACKPACK TOOL SYSTEM AND BACKPACK POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS THEREOF

Nanjing Chervon Industry ...

1. A backpack power supply apparatus, comprising:a battery pack for providing electric energy;
a body for supporting the battery pack, wherein the battery pack is detachably connected to the body, the body is at least partially symmetrical about a plane, and the body defines a height in a heightwise direction;
a wearable device connected to the body and wearable by a user to carry the body, wherein the wearable device comprises a strap, the strap comprises an upper end connected to an upper portion of the body, and the upper end of the strap applies a force to the body when the user wears the wearable device;
an electric energy transmission device electrically coupled to the battery pack for outputting the electric energy of the battery pack, wherein the electric energy transmission device is provided with a first electric energy output interface; and
a securing member for securing the first electric output interface,
wherein an included angle between a projection of a direction of the force on the plane and the heightwise direction is greater than or equal to 30 degrees and less than or equal to 50 degrees, and
wherein the securing member is secured to the wearable device or the battery pack, the electric energy transmission device comprises a cable, the first electric energy output interface is disposed at an end of the cable, the securing member is provided with a first securing slot for securing the cable and a second securing slot for securing the first electric energy output interface, and an opening of the second securing slot is larger than an opening of the first securing slot.

US Pat. No. 10,892,448

POUCH EXTERIOR FOR SECONDARY BATTERY, POUCH-TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY USING THE POUCH EXTERIOR, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE POUCH-TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY

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

1. A pouch exterior comprising:two corresponding accommodating parts configured to mount an electrode assembly therebetween and symmetrically formed at both sides by disposing a protruding part therebetween, and folded along two folding lines outside a center part of the protruding part by vertically mounting a side surface of the electrode assembly on the protruding part, such that folded parts surround side edges of the electrode assembly,
wherein the electrode assembly includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode that protrude from opposite sides of the pouch exterior.

US Pat. No. 10,892,447

CELL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH A CELL

Renata AG, Itingen (CH)

1. A method for manufacturing a button cell comprising a housing with a cup and a lid respectively defining two poles of the cell and assembled with an adhesive joint, the method comprising:providing a first part and a second part configured to respectively form the lid and the cup of the housing, said second part comprising a base connected to a side wall with an open end located on the side opposite the base, a section of the side wall at the open end being greater than a section of the first part so that the first part can be inserted through the open end, the first part comprising a central area and an edge area surrounding the central area, said edge area comprising a zone inclined or perpendicular with respect to a center axis of the housing substantially perpendicular to the base of the second part;
filling at least one of the first part and the second part with at least a solid active material;
applying a layer of adhesive on said inclined or perpendicular zone of the edge area of the first part;
inserting the first part and the layer of adhesive into the open end of the second part, the layer of adhesive applied on the inclined or perpendicular zone of the edge area being turned towards the open end of the second part;
then, closing the housing by bending an upper portion of said side wall, located on the side of said open end, on said inclined or perpendicular zone of the edge area provided with the layer of adhesive so that said upper portion of the second part is finally also inclined or perpendicular with respect to said center axis and substantially covers the adhesive layer applied on the inclined or perpendicular zone of the edge area of the first part; and
then, curing said layer of adhesive to form the adhesive joint sealing and insulating the housing, the adhesive joint in the finished button cell extending over active material in the direction of said center axis.

US Pat. No. 10,892,445

LIGHT APPARATUS FOR ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. An organic light emitting diode (OLED) lighting apparatus, comprising:a substrate;
an overcoat layer on the substrate;
an organic light emitting layer over the overcoat layer;
a first electrode between the overcoat layer and the organic light emitting layer, the first electrode and the overcoat layer together defining an embossing pattern at an interface at which the first electrode contacts the overcoat layer between the first electrode and the substrate; and
a second electrode on the organic light emitting layer,
wherein the first electrode has a flat surface opposite the embossing pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,892,444

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a display panel comprising a base layer and a light emitting layer disposed on the base layer;
a window disposed on the light emitting layer and comprising a top surface and a bottom surface facing the light emitting layer, the window including a plurality of grooves recessed from the bottom surface, the plurality of grooves being disposed between the light emitting layer and the window; and
a plurality of light blocking layers disposed in the plurality of grooves, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,892,443

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING A THIN FILM GLASS LAYER

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device, comprising:a flexible display panel configured to display an image from a display surface thereof; and
a window disposed on the display surface of the flexible display panel,
wherein the window comprises:
a first protection layer including a first shock absorption layer;
a thin film glass layer disposed on the first protection layer; and
a second protection layer, including a hard coating layer, disposed on the thin film glass layer,
wherein the thin film glass layer is disposed between the first shock absorption layer and the hard coating layer.