US Pat. No. 10,971,938

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING BIOSENSOR AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a battery;
front electrodes located in a front side of the electronic device,
rear electrodes located in a rear side of the electronic device, wherein the front electrodes and the rear electrodes are for charging the battery and acquiring biometric information;
a charging circuit configured to charge the battery;
a sensor controller configured to measure the biometric information through the front and rear electrodes;
a switch configured to selectively connect the front electrodes to the charging circuit and the sensor controller; and
a processor configured to:
determine whether a charging module is mounted to the front electrodes;
if the charging module is not mounded to the front electrodes, control the switch to connect the front electrodes to the sensor controller and acquire the biometric information by using a first method; and
if the charging module is mounted to the front electrodes, control the switch to connect the front electrodes to the charging circuit and acquire the biometric information by using a second method.

US Pat. No. 10,971,937

GRID-SUPPORTING INVERTERS WITH SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED STORAGE REQUIREMENTS

THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIV...

1. A method for implementing a controller for control of an inverter for implementation of a model of a synchronous generator with a virtual rotor with a rotor speed represented by an internal frequency (?m) to convert a dc input to an ac output, said method comprising:implementing the virtual rotor to emulate an inertia (J) of an actual rotor using an intermediate dc-link capacitor (Cdc) of the inverter, the implementing comprising:
controlling a voltage of the intermediate dc-link capacitor (Cdc);
simulating a rotor speed of the virtual rotor based on the voltage of the intermediate dc-link capacitor (Cdc), while allowing the voltage applied to change in a defined range; and
mapping a changing voltage of the intermediate dc-link capacitor (Cdc) into the inverter as the internal frequency (?m), where the controller for the inverter does not duplicate the emulated inertia (J).

US Pat. No. 10,971,936

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION AND STORAGE SYSTEM USING CURRENT LOOP ADJUSTMENT

National Chung-Shan Insti...

1. A renewable energy generation and storage system, comprising:a plurality of energy generation systems configured to generate a plurality of energies;
a plurality of energy processors coupled to the plurality of energy generation systems, and configured to convert the plurality of energies into a plurality of DC (direct current) voltages;
a plurality of energy storage systems coupled to the plurality of energy processors, and configured to store the plurality of DC voltages according to a plurality of charge currents and a reference current;
a voltage controller coupled to the plurality of energy storage system, and configured to generate the reference current according to a reference voltage and an output voltage; and
a bi-directional current inverter coupled to the voltage controller and the plurality of energy storage systems, and configured to receive the output voltage and convert the output voltage to an AC (alternating current) power, wherein the output voltage is a compilation of the plurality of DC voltages;
wherein the output voltage is an output DC voltage and the plurality of energy storage systems are configured to be separated from the voltage controller;
wherein the voltage controller generates the single reference current only according to the reference voltage and the output voltage, to adjust charge operations and discharge operations of the plurality of energy storage systems at a same time according to the single reference current;
wherein at least one of the plurality of energy processors outputs at least one DC voltage of the plurality of DC voltages through the bi-directional current inverter while at least rest one of the plurality of energy processors provides at least rest one DC voltage of the plurality of DC voltages to charge at least corresponding one of the plurality of energy storage systems;
wherein the system further comprises a capacitor having one end coupled to a negative input terminal of the bi-directional current inverter and one of a system voltage and a ground, and another end coupled to a positive input terminal of the bi-directional current inverter, and a voltage at the another end of the capacitor is the output voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,971,935

CAN BUS TERMINATING RESISTOR ARRANGEMENT

CLARK EQUIPMENT COMPANY, ...

1. A power generation system comprising:a controller area network (CAN) bus;
a first power source including a first electrical generator, a first controller connected to the CAN bus, and a first resistor configured to act as a terminating resistor signifying one end of the CAN bus;
a second power source including a second electrical generator, a second controller connected to the CAN bus, a second resistor, and a user-activated switch associated with the second power source, the user-activated switch being movable between a first position, so that the second resistor acts as a terminating resistor to signify another end of the CAN bus and a second position so that the second resistor is prevented from acting as a terminating resistor; and
a third power source including a third electrical generator, a third controller connected to the CAN bus, a third resistor, and a user-activated switch associated with the third power source, wherein the user-activated switch associated with the third power source is movable between a first position, so that the third resistor acts as a terminating resistor to signify an end of the CAN bus and a second position so that the third resistor is prevented from acting as a terminating resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,971,934

DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS WITH FLEXIBLE DIRECT CURRENT INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A direct current (DC) interconnection system for a medium voltage alternating current (MVAC) distribution network comprising:an AC/AC power converter including a first AC/DC converter, a second AC/DC converter, and a DC link coupled with the first AC/DC converter and the second AC/DC converter;
a plurality of switching devices structured to selectively couple the first AC/DC converter to a first plurality of feeder line points in the MVAC distribution network; and
a control system structured to receive a set of measurements, calculate a headroom value for each feeder line point of the first plurality of feeder line points using the set of measurements, select a first feeder line point of the first plurality of feeder line points using the calculated headroom values, operate the plurality of switching devices so as to couple the first AC/DC converter to the first feeder line point, and operate the first AC/DC power converter to convert and transmit power between the first feeder line point and the DC link, wherein the control system is configured to control the first AC/DC power converter to convert and transmit power from the first feeder line point to the DC link when the headroom value of the first feeder line point is negative.

US Pat. No. 10,971,933

DISTRIBUTED CONTROL IN ELECTRIC POWER DELIVERY SYSTEMS

Schweitzer Engineering La...

1. A controller configured to implement a distributed control scheme in an electrical power delivery system, the controller comprising:a communications interface in communication with a plurality of distributed control devices in electrical communication with portions of the electrical power delivery system;
a processor communicatively coupled to the communications interface; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, enable the controller to:
receive a pre-trip assessment of a power system condition from at least one distributed control device of the plurality of distributed control devices;
determine an operating stage from among a plurality of operating stages based upon the pre-trip assessment of the power system condition;
select a control strategy based upon the operating stage; and
communicate the control strategy to at least one distributed control devices of the plurality of distributed control devices via the communications interface;
wherein the plurality of distributed control devices are configured to implement a plurality of control actions based upon the control strategy.

US Pat. No. 10,971,932

CONTROL APPROACH FOR POWER MODULATION OF END-USE LOADS

Battelle Memorial Institu...

1. A computer-implemented method for power modulation of a power grid comprising a plurality of end-use loads within an end-use load group, the method comprising:determining a power modulation function representing an amount of power being transferred from a first area of a power grid to a second area of the power grid over a coordination time period;
producing a rising function from the power modulation function, wherein the rising function increases for corresponding time portions of the power modulation function where the amount of transferred power is increasing and remains constant for corresponding time portions of the power modulation function where the amount of transferred power is decreasing;
selecting a first signal based on comparing the rising function to a positive power threshold associated with the end-use load group; and
transmitting the first signal, the first signal comprising an indication to increase power consumed by at least one end-use load within the end-use load group.

US Pat. No. 10,971,931

DECENTRALIZED HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SCHEME

Heila Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A method of testing the configuration of an aggregated distributed energy resources system (“DERs system”) using distributed asset managers containing the model of the asset they are meant to control in a decentralized hardware-in-the-loop scheme, the method comprising:programming an asset manager with a model of a DERs asset;
connecting a plurality of distributed asset managers to a central controller;
connecting the plurality of distributed asset managers to a simplified hardware-in-the-loop platform (“simplified HIL platform”) configured to solve a network model, a load model, a non-controllable asset model, and a grid model;
testing the DERs system control structure by using:
(a) the simplified HIL platform to solve the network model, the load model, the non-controllable asset model, and the grid model, and
(b) the asset manager to solve the model of the DERs asset without any simulation between the central controller and the distributed asset managers;
defining a cycle that includes:
calculating AC sinusoidal voltages at each node on the simplified HIL platform,
sending the AC sinusoidal voltages to the respective distributed asset managers,
calculating respective AC sinusoidal currents at each distributed asset manager using their own asset model,
sending the AC sinusoidal currents to the simplified HIL platform, and
re-calculating the AC sinusoidal voltages at each node on the simplified HIL platform; and
repeating the cycle until steady state conditions are reached.

US Pat. No. 10,971,930

UNIVERSAL POWER CONTROL DEVICE

1. An electrical wiring device comprising:a housing assembly including a plurality of terminals at least partially disposed therein, the plurality of terminals being configured to be coupled to an AC power source and at least one electrical load;
a first thermal sensor positioned a first predetermined distance from the at least one series pass element, the first predetermined distance being selected such that heat emitted by the at least one series pass element is detected by the thermal sensor, the first thermal sensor generating a first thermal sensor signal having a value based on the detected heat emitted by the at least one series pass element;
a second thermal sensor positioned a second predetermined distance from the at least one series pass element, wherein the second predetermined distance is selected to be greater than the first predetermined distance and such that the second thermal sensor detects an ambient temperature of the electrical wiring device, the second thermal sensor generating a second thermal sensor signal having a value based on the detected ambient temperature of the electrical wiring device;
at least one variable control mechanism coupled to the housing assembly, the at least one variable control mechanism being configured to adjustably select a user adjustable load setting, the user adjustable load setting being adjustable between a minimum setting and a maximum setting;
at least one series pass element coupled between the AC power source and at least one electrical load, the at least one series pass element being configured to provide output power to the at least one electrical load in accordance with the user load setting, the output power being less than or equal to the AC power; and
a microcontroller coupled to a memory, the microcontroller being programmed to determine a thermal load power parameter of the at least one electrical load based on a difference between the value of the first thermal sensor signal and the value of the second thermal sensor signal.

US Pat. No. 10,971,929

CHIP ESD PROTECTION CIRCUIT

CHINA ELECTRONIC TECHNOLO...

1. A chip ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) protection circuit, comprising an integrated circuit layer and a conductive layer, each of a first group of first ground bonding pads that is connected to a first ground wire of a first power domain being disposed on the first power domain in the integrated circuit layer, a second group of the first ground bonding pads being disposed on a second power domain, and the first ground bonding pads being bonded to the conductive layer, the first ground bonding pads being bonded to the conductive layer through bonding wires, and each of the second group of the first ground bonding pads being indirectly connected to the first ground wire through the conductive layer; anda second power clamping unit being disposed on the second power domain, a first end of the second power clamping unit being connected to a second power wire of the second power domain, a second end thereof being connected to the first ground wire or a second ground wire of the second power domain, and a bidirectional ESD protection circuit being further disposed on the second power domain and between the first ground wire and the second ground wire.

US Pat. No. 10,971,928

INTEGRATED OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION AND MONITORING SYSTEM

RAYCAP IP ASSETS LTD, St...

1. A remote suppression unit configured to connect to remote ends of DC power cables, comprising:surge suppression modules retaining one or more suppression devices, including first and second suppression devices; and
an over voltage protection (OVP) board including power strips coupled to the surge suppression devices in the surge suppression modules,
wherein a first set of the power strips are coupled to the first suppression devices, a second set of the power strips are coupled to the first and second suppression devices, and a third set of one or more ground power strips are coupled to the second suppression devices; and
wherein an upper corner on a first end of the suppression modules extends over an end of the first set of power strips, a lower corner on the first end of the suppression modules extends over an end of the second set of the power strips, and a second opposite end of the suppression modules extends over the third set of ground power strips.

US Pat. No. 10,971,927

CURRENT CONTROLLING DEVICE

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A device for controlling a current in an N-phase power distribution system, the device comprising:a magnetically permeable core forming a loop;
a magnetically permeable bridge element movable between a fully-closed position, at which a magnetically permeable path is provided along the bridge element between a first position on the core and a second position on the core, and a fully-open position, at which a magnetically insulating gap is formed between the first position and the second position on the core;
a plurality of coils wound about the core, wherein each coil is suitable for receiving an alternating current from the power distribution system to generate a time-varying magnetic field in the core;
wherein the plurality of coils are wound about the core such that the alternating current in the plurality of coils will generate time-varying magnetic fields in directions that will provide:
a substantially zero net magnetic flux in the core when the bridge element is in the fully-open position; and
a non-zero net magnetic flux in the core when the bridge element is in the fully-closed position;
wherein the device further comprises a controller configured to move the magnetically permeable bridge element between the fully-open position and the fully-closed position to control an amount of net magnetic flux in the core and thereby an impedance to current across the coils.

US Pat. No. 10,971,926

TAPE LIFETIME MONITOR IN FAULT CURRENT LIMITER

Varian Semiconductor Equi...

1. An apparatus for controlling a superconducting fault current limiter, comprising:a processor; and
a memory unit coupled to the processor, including a lifetime routine, the lifetime routine operative on the processor to monitor the superconducting fault current limiter, the lifetime routine comprising:
a lifetime estimation processor to:
receive a set of fault information for a fault event of a superconductor tape of the superconducting fault current limiter;
determine a present state of the superconductor tape based upon the fault information;
determine an estimated lifetime of the superconductor tape based upon the present state;
retrieve a fault history data of the superconductor tape;
generate an updated fault history of the superconductor tape using the set of fault information and the fault history; and
determine a critical current of the superconductor tape based upon the updated fault history, wherein the critical current is reduced if a number of fault events in the fault history increases.

US Pat. No. 10,971,925

CONTROL METHOD OF SUSCEPTIBLE INRUSH CURRENTS PASSING THROUGH A LOAD SWITCH, AND CORRESPONDING ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT

STMICROELECTRONICS (ALPS)...

1. A method of controlling inrush currents by current flow through a switch coupled between an input terminal that receives a first voltage and an output terminal coupled to a decoupling capacitor and to a load, the method comprising:comparing the first voltage and a second voltage that is present at the output terminal;
activating, in a first mode of operation, as a function of a result of the comparing, a first adjustment stage that limits a positive inrush current flowing between the input terminal and the output terminal; and
activating, in a second mode of operation, as the function of the result of the comparing, a second adjustment stage that limits a negative inrush current flowing between the output terminal and the input terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,971,924

LOW-VOLTAGE PROTECTIVE SWITCHING DEVICE

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A low-voltage protective switching device, comprising:at least one line conductor length extending from a line conductor supply connection of the low-voltage protective switching device to a line conductor load connection of the low-voltage protective switching device;
a neutral conductor length extending from a neutral conductor connection of the low-voltage protective switching device to a neutral conductor load connection of the low-voltage protective switching device;
a mechanical bypass switch and a first mechanical circuit breaker disposed in series in the at least one line conductor length;
a second mechanical circuit breaker disposed in the neutral conductor length;
a first semiconductor switching arrangement disposed in parallel to the mechanical bypass switch; and
an electronic control unit configured to presettably actuate the mechanical bypass switch, the first mechanical circuit breaker, the second mechanical circuit breaker, and the first semiconductor switching arrangement,
wherein the first semiconductor switching arrangement includes a snubber, which comprises a first capacitor, the first capacitor being configured as an energy store configured to actuate the first mechanical circuit breaker and the second mechanical circuit breaker, the first capacitor being connected via a switching device to a first actuating arrangement of the first mechanical circuit breaker and the second mechanical circuit breaker.

US Pat. No. 10,971,923

HOT SWAP INRUSH CURRENT LIMITER CIRCUIT

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A hot swap inrush current limiter circuit comprising:a pair of paths connecting an input and a load;
a first capacitor connected in series with a switch between said pair of paths;
a first resistor connected to one of said paths and to a junction between the switch and said first capacitor;
a second capacitor connected in series with a second resistor between said pair of paths, with a gate of the switch connected to a junction between said second capacitor and said second resistor;
a first diode connected in parallel with said second capacitor; and
a second diode connected in parallel with said second resistor to allow for discharge of said second capacitor when input power is off.

US Pat. No. 10,971,922

REDUCTION OF GEOMAGNETICALLY INDUCED CURRENTS BY NEUTRAL SWITCHING

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, New...

1. A method for reducing a geomagnetically induced current in a system including at least one current transformer, a current reduction device, first and second circuit breakers, a bypass device, and a surge arrestor connected in parallel between a transformer neutral and a ground, the method comprising:setting a current threshold for the geomagnetically induced current;
determining whether the geomagnetically induced current exceeds the current threshold;
when the geomagnetically induced current exceeds the current threshold, closing the first circuit breaker, opening the second circuit breaker, and causing the current reduction device to be in an operational state;
when the geomagnetically induced current does not exceed the current threshold, opening the first circuit breaker, closing the second circuit breaker, and causing the current reduction device to be in a non-operational state; and
determining a switching frequency and a duty cycle for the current reduction device.

US Pat. No. 10,971,921

DC-DC CONVERTERS HAVING BULLET TERMINALS

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

1. A DC-DC converter comprising:a housing having at least two bullet terminals, the at least two bullet terminals configured to mate with corresponding terminals of a DC bullet breaker panel;
a DC-DC voltage converter circuit coupled between the at least two bullet terminals;
a controller coupled with the DC-DC voltage converter circuit, the controller configured to control the DC-DC voltage converter circuit to convert a DC input voltage at a first one of the at least two bullet terminals to a different DC output voltage at a second one of the at least two bullet terminals; and
a power or current limiter circuit coupled between the at least two bullet terminals, the power or current limiter circuit configured to limit a DC output power or DC output current supplied at the second bullet terminal by the DC-DC converter, to below a specified output power threshold or specified output current threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,971,920

OVERCURRENT PROTECTION DEVICE ESTIMATING A WIRE THERMAL CHARACTERISTIC

DENSO ELECTRONICS CORPORA...

1. An overcurrent protection device to be provided between a power supply and a load circuit that includes an electric load and an electric wire electrically connected with each other, comprising:a switching element switching flowing and interrupting of a load current that flows from the power supply to the electric load;
a current detector detecting the load current;
a characteristic estimation portion estimating a thermal characteristic of the electric wire based on the load current detected by the current detector;
a controller outputting an overcurrent protection signal for interrupting the load current so as to protect the load circuit from an overcurrent to the switching element based on the thermal characteristic estimated by the characteristic estimation portion and the load current detected by the current detector; and
a data storage portion storing information relating to thermal characteristics of a plurality of types of electric wires correspondingly to each type, wherein
the characteristic estimation portion estimates a type of the electric wire based on a temporal change of the load current detected by the current detector, and estimates the thermal characteristic corresponding to the estimated type as the thermal characteristic of the electric wire.

US Pat. No. 10,971,919

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT-BREAKER FOR A LOAD THAT CAN BE CONNECTED TO A LOW VOLTAGE DC-VOLTAGE NETWORK

1. An electronic circuit-breaker for a load (RL) that can be connected to a low voltage DC-voltage network, the circuit-breaker consisting of assemblies provided between input terminals (0 V/24 V) and the load (RL), and the assemblies comprising a voltage monitoring unit, a current monitoring unit and semiconductor switch units and controllers associated therewith,characterized in that
a series circuit consisting of a TVS diode (TVS) and a resistor (R1) is connected to the input terminals (0 V/24 V), wherein the resistor (R1) has a connection to a first connector (1) of a microcontroller (?C), and the resultant voltage drop at the resistor (R1) providing the microcontroller (?C) with an overvoltage identification signal if a breakdown voltage is reached at the TVS diode (TVS) as a result of an overvoltage,
a second connector (2) of the microcontroller (?C) has a connection to a first semiconductor switch unit (MOSFET; M1), wherein the first semiconductor switch unit (MOSFET; M1) is in series, as an elongate switch, with the load (RL), wherein the microcontroller (?C) disables the first semiconductor switch unit (MOSFET; M1) when the overvoltage identification signal is applied, a shunt (Rshunt) as a current monitoring unit is formed in series to the load (RL), wherein the voltage drop at the shunt (Rshunt) is analyzed by the microcontroller (?C) via a third connector (3), and in case of an identified overcurrent which exceeds a threshold value, the load (RL) is switched off by means of the first semiconductor switch unit (MOSFET; M1), furthermore, a MOS-GATE thyristor (MGT; IGBT) is connected between the input terminals (0 V/24 V), the control input of which has a connection to a fourth connector (4) of the microcontroller (?C) such that when the overvoltage identification signal is applied, the MOS-GATE thyristor (MGT; IGBT) is settable into the switch-ON state.

US Pat. No. 10,971,918

AUTOMATED GROUND FAULT INTERRUPTOR

ARCONAS CORPORATION, Mis...

1. A power supply unit comprisinga main power input for connecting to an AC power source;
a power output for providing AC power;
live and neutral conductive paths connecting the power input to the power output, including a relay between the power input and power output;
a current sensor for sensing a differential current between the live and neutral conductive paths; and
control circuitry operatively connected to the relay and the current sensor, the control circuitry being configured to: upon detecting that the differential current between the live and neutral conductive paths exceeds a threshold, cause the relay to stop current flow from the main power input to the power output for a first predetermined duration after which the relay automatically allows current flow from the main power input to the power output to resume, wherein the control circuitry is further configured to: generate a differential current between the live and neutral conductive paths at a predetermined interval by grounding the live conductive path; identify a failure if a differential current is not detected after the differential current is generated; and signal the failure if the failure is identified.

US Pat. No. 10,971,917

PRIMARY-PULSED SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY

1. A primary-clocked switching power supply for converting an input voltage into an output voltage, comprising:a primary side circuit branch where the input voltage can be applied;
a secondary side circuit branch where the output voltage is tappable, wherein the secondary side circuit branch is galvanically isolated from the primary side circuit branch;
a galvanic isolation which includes a transformer, wherein the galvanic isolation is between the primary side circuit branch and the secondary side circuit branch, wherein the transformer includes a first primary winding arranged in the primary side circuit branch and a first secondary winding arranged in the secondary side circuit branch for galvanically isolated energy transfer from the primary side to the secondary side circuit branch, and wherein the transformer further includes a second primary winding arranged in the primary side circuit branch for energy supply of at least parts of the primary side circuit branch;
a fuse or circuit breaker arranged in the primary side circuit branch and adapted to interrupt a primary side electrical current flow so that the primary side circuit branch is essentially voltage-free;
a first switch which is arranged in the primary side circuit branch relative to the fuse or circuit breaker such that switching the switch trips the primary side fuse or circuit breaker; and
a monitoring unit connected with the first switch and arranged in the primary side circuit branch and adapted to monitor a characteristic electrical signal determined by the second primary winding and, when the characteristic electrical signal exceeds a threshold value, to switch the first switch, so that the primary side fuse or circuit breaker is tripped.

US Pat. No. 10,971,916

SPACE-LIMITED PROTECTION MODULE WITH AT LEAST TWO OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION ELEMENTS IN PARALLEL CURRENT BRANCHES

1. A space-limited protection module with at least two overvoltage protection elements in parallel current branches, wherein the protection module comprises a local multistage indicator for indicating at least one operating state, a warning state and a defect state, wherein the parallel switched overvoltage protection elements are arranged on a circuit board in electrical connection to conductor tracks of the circuit board and attached in a thermally softenable manner, wherein the first overvoltage protection element is associated with a first force accumulator and the second overvoltage protection element is associated with a second force accumulator, which in a soldered state exerts a force on a respective overvoltage protection element in parallel with a surface of the circuit board, so that in an event of a heating of an overvoltage protection element beyond a softening point of a thermal adhesion the respective overvoltage protection element is displaced sideways, so that an electrical connection to the conductor tracks of the circuit board is interrupted, wherein an interruption of the electrical connection of the second overvoltage protection element is always signaled as a defect state while the interruption of just the electrical connection of the first overvoltage protection element is signaled as a warning state.

US Pat. No. 10,971,915

MOUNTING BRACKET SYSTEMS FOR DEAD-END UTILITY LINES

Dovetel Communications, L...

1. A mounting bracket for mounting a plurality of dead-end utility lines to a utility pole comprising:a body comprising a first side, a second side opposing the first side, a top side, a bottom side opposing the top side, and a front face disposed between the first side, the second side, the top side and the bottom side, wherein the front face comprises a lip, wherein the lip defines a single fastener opening;
and,
a plurality of arms extending from the body, wherein the plurality of arms comprises a first arm and a second arm, wherein the first arm is aligned parallel to the second arm, and wherein each arm of the plurality of arms comprises a hook configured to receive a dead-end utility line of the plurality of dead-end utility lines, wherein the mounting bracket is configured to be mounted to the utility pole, wherein the mounting bracket is configured to receive the plurality of dead-end utility lines, wherein the mounting bracket is configured to mount the plurality of dead-end utility lines to the utility pole, and wherein the mounting bracket is configured to have a strength rating of at least 10,000 lbs. to withstand the load of the plurality of dead-end utility lines.

US Pat. No. 10,971,914

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A circuit assembly comprising:a heat generator component that includes a terminal and generates heat when energized or as a result of energization or due to being energized;
a base member to which the heat generator component is attached and in which a through hole is formed;
a heat dissipator that is provided on a side of the base member opposite to a side on which the heat generator component is attached;
a busbar that is connected to the terminal of the heat generator component at a position spaced apart from the base member; and
a heat transfer structure that is inserted into the through hole so as to be movable in a direction along an axial direction of the through hole, and that comes into contact with the busbar and the heat dissipator.

US Pat. No. 10,971,913

POWER BUSBAR CONNECTION TOOL

1. A power busbar connection tool comprising:an electric motor drive unit (15), and
an electric control unit connected with an electrical power input;wherein said tool further comprising:a stationary portion (1) removably connected to a first busbar,
a movable portion (2) removably connected to a second busbar, and
a loading portion (3) for clamping a connecting rod;said connecting rod to assemble into a pre-hole on a connecting surface of said first and second busbars being used to connect said first busbar with said second busbar, said movable portion (2) being movably connected to a first and second stationary shaft (11,12) of said stationary portion (1), said movable portion (2) being connected to a movable shaft (13) by a screw pair, said movable portion (2) being fixedly connected to said electric motor drive unit (15) of said stationary portion (1), said movable shaft (13) being driven to rotate around its axis by said electric motor drive unit (15), said loading portion (3) being movably connected to said second stationary shaft (12) of said stationary portion (1) and sliding between a body of said stationary portion (1) and a body of said movable portion (2), said loading portion (3) rotating around said second stationary shaft (12); said stationary portion (1) comprising said first stationary shaft (11), said second stationary shaft (12) parallel to said first stationary shaft (11), said movable shaft (13) parallel to said first stationary shaft (11), a first stationary plate (14) perpendicular to and fixedly connected to said first and second stationary shaft (11,12), a second stationary plate (16) perpendicular to and fixedly connected to said first and second stationary shaft (11,12), said electric motor drive unit (15) arranged between said first and second stationary plate (14,16), a third stationary plate (19) perpendicular to and fixedly connected to said first and second stationary shaft (11,12), a fourth stationary plate (110) perpendicular to and fixedly connected to said first and second stationary plate (14,16), a first positioning pillar (111) arranged to said fourth stationary plate (110) for inserting into a positioning hole of said first busbar;said movable shaft (13) being fixedly connected to a rotating shaft of said electric motor drive unit (15) by a coupler (112).

US Pat. No. 10,971,912

HIGH VOLTAGE LAMINATED POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED FUSES

Rivian IP Holdings, LLC, ...

1. A high voltage distribution system comprising:a first busbar and a second busbar corresponding to a first electrically conductive layer and a second electrically conductive layer, respectively, wherein the first busbar and the second busbar are insulated busbars;
a plurality of fuses, wherein;
the plurality of fuses are electrically coupled to the first busbar; and
the first busbar, second busbar, and plurality of fuses are located within a battery enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,971,911

WIRE LEADING TOOL

Yanegijutsukenkyujo Co., ...

1. A wire leading tool for leading a wire into a building from an upper side of a roof, the wire leading tool comprising:a main body and a lid body that is detachably attached to the main body, wherein the main body includes:
a flat plate-shaped base portion; a base hole portion that is penetratingly provided in the base portion;
a standing wall portion that stands from the base portion in a U shape and surrounds the base hole portion by a curved portion of the U shape; and
a connector supporting portion that stands from the base portion at a position opposite to the base hole portion near an open end of the U shape of the standing wall portion, is connected to the standing wall portion on both sides, and has an insertion hole which is penetratingly provided for inserting a pipe connector, and the lid body includes:
a peripheral wall portion that surrounds the standing wall portion; and
a covering portion that covers a space surrounded by the standing wall portion.

US Pat. No. 10,971,910

RECESSED PROTECTIVE APPARATUS FOR OUTDOOR ELECTRICAL OUTLETS

A. C. Dandy Products Ltd....

1. A structure enclosing an interior space, said structure including an exterior vertical wall having an exterior surface, wherein said exterior surface has a wall opening in which a protective device for an electrical outlet is installed, said protective device comprising:(a) an upper section having an inner edge, an outer edge, and opposing side edges extending between said inner and outer edges of the upper section, said upper section defining an aperture for mounting an electrical outlet;
(b) a lower section having an inner edge, an outer edge, and opposing side edges extending between said inner and outer edges of the lower section;
(c) a first flange extending vertically upward from the outer edge of the upper section; and
(d) a second flange extending vertically downward from the outer edge of the lower section;wherein:(e) the upper and lower sections of the protective device are contiguous along their respective inner edges;
(f) the planes of the upper and lower sections of the protective device are angled relative to each other such that the protective device has a rotated V-shape as viewed in vertical cross-section, with the lower section of the protective device sloping downward and away from its inner edge;
(g) each side edge of the upper section of the protective device and the corresponding side edge of the lower section of the protective device lie in a common vertical plane;
(h) the protective device is installed within the wall opening such that the first and second flanges of the protective device respectively abut the exterior surface of the exterior vertical wall above and below the wall opening, such that the upper and lower sections of the protective device extend into the interior space enclosed by the structure; and
(i) the protective device does not have a cover.

US Pat. No. 10,971,909

INTERCHANGEABLE DRIVER POWER SYSTEM

Elemental LED, Inc., Ren...

1. An interchangeable driver system, comprising:a driver having a first set of terminals, the driver configured to receive power in a first form and output power in a second form that is different from the first form; and
a receptacle having
a first compartment adapted to releasably and interchangeably mechanically and electrically engage the driver, the first compartment having a second set of terminals adapted to engage the first set of terminals of the driver, and
a second compartment separated from the first compartment, the second compartment having a set of electrical connections that are electrically connected to the second set of terminals of the first compartment;
wherein the engagement of the receptacle and the driver is such that electrical and mechanical connections are made together.

US Pat. No. 10,971,908

ENCLOSURE FOR PROTECTING ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS, CABLES AND THE LIKE

Electrix International Lt...

1. An enclosure for protecting electrical components, cables and the like, the enclosure comprising:a plurality of faces together defining a volume with an opening to provide access to said volume, one of said faces adapted to have a plurality of apertures formed therein to form an apertured face for receiving a fixing device for fixing said enclosure to a surface;
a lid, in use, to close said opening;
a plurality of spacer members extending between said apertured face and the surface, said spacer members having a bore extending therethrough and at least one first threaded portion extending from a surface of said spacer member which in use engages an external surface of said apertured face; and
a plurality of caps each having a second threaded portion for engaging said first threaded portion of one of said spacer members thereby closing said bore; and
a plurality of retaining members each having a third threaded portion for engaging said first threaded portion of one of said spacer members when said first threaded portion of said one of said spacer members extends through said aperture to fix said one of said spacer members to said apertured face.

US Pat. No. 10,971,907

TRANSFERRING COMPONENT ROUTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITHIN AN INTERIOR CABIN OF AN AIRCRAFT

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A raceway system for an aircraft, the raceway system comprising:a transferring component attachment system comprising:
a plurality of transferring component support struts; and
one or more transferring components coupled to the plurality of transferring component support struts; and
a plurality of routing modules that are coupled together,
wherein the transferring component attachment system is coupled to the plurality of routing modules, and
wherein the plurality of routing modules include main housings that are configured to route the one or more transferring components to one or more monuments within the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,971,906

CABLE INSTALLATION METHOD AND COUPLING UNIT

HIEN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES,...

1. A cable installation method comprising steps of:providing a lead wire included a connector at a leading end of the lead wire configured to suspend a spiral hanger from a messenger wire installed between poles, the spiral hanger made up of a plurality of spiral hangar units connected to each other, each of the spiral hangar units including a leading end connector and a tail end connector, and the cable is inserted in an internal space of the spiral hangar;
suspending a first spiral hangar unit, which is located at a leading endmost position of the plurality of spiral hangar units, from the messenger wire in a vicinity of a first pole, in a state in which the lead wire is inserted in the internal space of the first spiral hangar unit and a leading end connector of the first spiral hangar unit is connected to a connector of the lead wire with a coupling unit interposed therebetween;
feeding the leading wire toward a second pole, in a state in which a tail end connector of the first spiral hangar unit is connected to a leading end connector of second spiral hangar unit in which the lead wire is inserted;
repeatedly connecting a tail end connector of the second spiral hangar unit to a leading end connector of other spiral hangar unit in which the lead wire is inserted and feeding the lead wire toward the second pole, until the leading end connector of the first spiral hangar unit reaches a vicinity of the second pole;
detaching the coupling unit from the leading end connector of the first spiral hangar unit and the connector of the lead wire; and
fixing a leading end portion of the first spiral hangar unit to the messenger wire, and fixing a tail end portion of a spiral hangar unit, which is located at a tail endmost position of the plurality of spiral hangar units, to the messenger wire.

US Pat. No. 10,971,905

EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR SWITCHGEAR ENCLOSURE, AND SWITCHGEAR ENCLOSURE HAVING THE SAME

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A method of venting a switchgear enclosure, the method comprising:subdividing an exterior housing with a plurality of interior partitions into a plurality of compartments, the interior partitions including at least (i) a first partition between a first switching device compartment and a first cable compartment and (ii) a second partition between a bus compartment and the first cable compartment;
coupling a vent path structure within the exterior housing to define a channel between the vent path structure and the exterior housing;
fluidically connecting the first switching device compartment to the channel by positioning a first vent device in the first partition, such that arc gases can be vented from the first switching device compartment to an opening formed in the exterior housing; and
fluidically connecting the bus compartment to the channel by positioning a second vent device in the second partition, such that arc gases can be vented from the bus compartment to the opening formed in the exterior housing.

US Pat. No. 10,971,904

JUNCTION BOX WITH UNIVERSAL FITMENT ARTICULATING COVER

Southwire Company, LLC, ...

1. An electrical junction box comprising:a walled enclosure having a walled enclosure perimeter, the walled enclosure having a front face and a rear face, wherein the rear face of the walled enclosure is bounded by a baseplate, and wherein the baseplate of the wall enclosure comprises at least one opening or knockout to accommodate electrical wiring or a conduit;
a cover member having a cover member front surface and a cover member front surface opening, the cover member further comprising a recessed shelf that sits sub-flush the cover member front surface, wherein the recessed shelf is recessed into the cover member front surface, the recessed shelf bounded by the cover member opening, the recessed shelf further configured with a plurality of attachment openings to accommodate coupling of a device ring to the cover member; and
a hinge coupled to each of a wall of the wall enclosure and the cover member comprising the recessed shelf that sits sub-flush the cover member front surface, wherein the hinge rotatably couples the cover member to the wall of the walled enclosure such that the cover member covers the front face of the wall enclosure in a closed position state and the cover member, by rotating, uncovers the front face of the walled enclosure exposing a side or rear face of the electrical device in an open position state.

US Pat. No. 10,971,903

UTILITY DISTRIBUTION ENCLOSURE

Alabama Power Company, B...

1. A utility distribution enclosure apparatus, comprising:a container that defines an interior space, the interior space subdivided into a first subspace to accommodate a first utility interface and a second subspace to accommodate a second utility interface, the container including at least one opening formed through a side or a bottom of the container to provide a pathway for a first cable configured to be coupled to the first utility interface within the first subspace and a second cable configured to be coupled to the second utility interface within the second subspace;
a removable cover that encloses the interior space of the container when the cover is engaged with the container;
a partition positionably releaseably with the container to subdivide the interior space into the first subspace selectingly sized by positioning of the partition to accommodate the first utility interface and the second subspace selectingly sized by positioning of the partition to accommodate the second utility interface, wherein the partition blocks interactions between the first and second utility interfaces; and
a detent formed about inner surfaces of the container and releasably engageable with the partition, the detent comprising:
a first slot formed on a first inner surface of the inner surfaces on a first side of the container;
a second slot formed on a second inner surface of the inner surfaces on a second side of the container, the first slot and the second slot being opposing and parallel to one another;
a first fastener attached to the partition and slidably received in the first slot, the first fastener releaseably engageable with the first slot to secure the partition to the first slot at a location selected along the first slot; and
a second fastener attached to the partition and slidably received in the second slot, the second fastener releaseably engageable with the second slot to secure the partition to the second slot at a location selected along the second slot;
wherein each of the first and second fasteners includes a bolt that that passes through a respective one of the first and second fasteners and threadedly engages a nut disposed within a respective one of the first and second slots to draw the nut into biased engagement with the respective one of the first and second slots thereby securing each of the first and second fasteners to the container.

US Pat. No. 10,971,902

SPARK PLUG FOR A HIGH FREQUENCY IGNITION SYSTEM

ROSENBERGER HOCHFREQUENZT...

1. A spark plug, comprising:an insulator;
a first electrode comprising a first contact portion exterior to said insulator at a first terminal end of said first electrode and a first tip portion exterior to said insulator at a second terminal end of said first electrode;
a second electrode comprising a second contact portion exterior to said insulator at a first terminal end of said second electrode and a second tip portion exterior to said insulator at a second terminal end of said second electrode; and
a third electrode comprising a third contact portion at a first end of said third electrode and a third tip portion at a second end of said third electrode, wherein
said first electrode is of a material and dimension to conduct electrical current such that a voltage at said first tip portion substantially equals a voltage at said first contact portion,
said second electrode is of a material and dimension to conduct electrical current such that a voltage at said second tip portion substantially equals a voltage at said second contact portion, and
an imaginary line coaxial to a longitudinal axis of said first tip portion intersects said second tip portion and said third tip portion.

US Pat. No. 10,971,901

IGNITION PLUG

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. An ignition plug comprising:an insulator having a through hole extending from a rear-end side toward a forward-end side along an axial line;
a tubular metallic shell fixed to an outer circumference of the insulator and extending along the axial line; and
a center electrode inserted at least partially into a portion of the through hole of the insulator, the portion being located on the forward-end side;
the insulator having a large-diameter portion having a largest outside diameter, a forward-end-side trunk portion connected to an end of the large-diameter portion on the forward-end side and smaller in outside diameter than the large-diameter portion, and an outer step portion connected to an end of the forward-end-side trunk portion on the forward-end side and reducing in outside diameter toward the forward-end side,
the forward-end-side trunk portion having an inner step portion reducing in inside diameter toward the forward-end side,
the metallic shell having a support portion reducing in inside diameter toward the forward-end side and supporting directly or indirectly the outer step portion of the insulator, and
the center electrode having a diameter-reducing portion reducing in outside diameter toward the forward-end side and supported by the inner step portion of the insulator,
wherein, with L representing a distance along the axial line from a boundary position, which is the position of a boundary between the forward-end-side trunk portion and the outer step portion of the insulator in a direction of the axial line, to a rear-end position of a contact region between the diameter-reducing portion of the center electrode and the inner step portion of the insulator,
a difference between an inside diameter of the metallic shell and an outside diameter of the insulator is 0.2 mm or less in a first range ranging from the boundary position to a position which is located on the rear-end side of the boundary position and whose distance from the boundary position along the axial line is L/3;
the difference between the inside diameter of the metallic shell and the outside diameter of the insulator is greater than 0.2 mm in a second range located on the rear-end side of a position which is located on the rear-end side of the boundary position and whose distance from the boundary position along the axial line is 3L/2, the second range being located on the forward-end side of the large-diameter portion; and
a relation of 0.9?Dn2/Dx1<1 is satisfied between a largest outside diameter Dx1 of the insulator in the first range and a smallest outside diameter Dn2 of the insulator in the second range.

US Pat. No. 10,971,900

VERTICAL-CAVITY SURFACE-EMITTING LASER, STRUCTURED LIGHT MODULE AND METHOD FOR LIGHT PROJECTION AND TERMINAL

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A structured light module, comprising:a plurality of light sources, simultaneously emitting a plurality beams of invisible light, wherein the plurality of light sources are arranged pseudo-randomly; and
a single diffractive optical element (DOE), disposed over the plurality of light sources, and having a pseudo-random optical pattern groove, wherein the invisible light of each light source passes through the DOE and emits a beam of spectral encoded structured light, and the beam of structured light comprises a pattern corresponding to the pseudo-random optical pattern groove; wherein the DOE projects an overall structured light formed by superimposing a plurality beams of structured light, and there is an offset between different beams of structured light.

US Pat. No. 10,971,899

LASER LIGHT SOURCE UNIT

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A laser light source unit comprising:first and second laser oscillation elements; and
a housing configured to hold the first and second laser oscillation elements,
wherein
each of the first and second oscillation elements has a first electrode and a second electrode,
the housing is provided with a groove into which the second electrode of the first laser oscillation element, and the first electrode of the second laser oscillation element are inserted,
inside the groove, a conductive layer exists, the conductive layer being configured to electrically connect the second electrode of the first laser oscillation element, and the first electrode of the second laser oscillation element, and
wherein the housing is made of aluminum or copper.

US Pat. No. 10,971,898

LASER RADAR

Shenzhen Genorivision Tec...

1. A system comprising:an optical system with a focal plane;
an apparatus at the focal plane;
a filter;
wherein the apparatus comprises an array of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) on a first substrate and an array of detectors on a second substrate, the detectors configured to detect laser beams that are emitted by the VCSELs and backscattered by an object;
wherein the first substrate is mounted to the second substrate and is configured to allow the laser beams that are emitted by the VCSELs and backscattered by the object to transmit through the first substrate and reach the detectors;
wherein the filter is configured to prevent light other than the laser beams from passing.

US Pat. No. 10,971,897

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DEVICE, SEMICONDUCTOR LASER MODULE, AND LASER LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEM FOR WELDING

PANASONIC SEMICONDUCTOR S...

1. A semiconductor laser device which produces multi-transverse mode oscillation, the semiconductor laser device comprising:a stacked structure in which a first conductivity side semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a second conductivity side semiconductor layer are stacked in stated order, wherein:
the stacked structure includes:
a front end face from which laser light emitted by the semiconductor laser device exits;
a rear end face opposite, in a lengthwise direction, to the front end face;
an optical waveguide for which the front end face and the rear end face are used as reflection mirrors of a resonator; and
a current injection region for injecting current into the optical waveguide,
the second conductivity side semiconductor layer includes a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer, the first semiconductor layer being closer to the active layer than the second semiconductor layer is,
the second semiconductor layer defines a width of the current injection region,
the current injection region includes a first end portion on a front end face side closer to the front end face and a second end portion on a rear end face side closer to the rear end face in the lengthwise direction, the first end portion of the current injection region is spaced apart from the front end face, and the second end portion of the current injection region is spaced apart from the rear end face,
the current injection region includes a width varying region in which a width varies,
S1>S2, where S denotes a width of the width varying region on a front end face side closer to the front end face, and S2 denotes a width of the width varying region on a rear end face side closer to the rear end face,
the first conductivity side semiconductor layer includes a first light guiding layer,
the laser light emitted by the semiconductor laser device has a highest intensity in the first light guiding layer,
the second conductivity side semiconductor layer includes a second light guiding layer between the active layer and the first semiconductor layer,
the first semiconductor layer is a second conductivity side cladding layer,
the second semiconductor layer is a current blocking layer,
the second light guiding layer includes a first optical waveguide layer that is undoped, and a p-type second optical waveguide layer, the first optical waveguide layer being closer to the active layer than the p-type second optical waveguide layer is, and
the first optical waveguide layer has an Al concentration lower than an Al concentration of the p-type second optical wave guide layer.

US Pat. No. 10,971,896

APPLICATIONS, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A LASER DELIVER ADDRESSABLE ARRAY

Nuburu, Inc., Centennial...

1. A laser system for performing laser operations, the system comprising:a. a plurality of laser diode assemblies;
b. each laser diode assembly comprising: a plurality of laser diodes capable of producing an individual blue laser beamlet along a laser beamlet path; and a means for aligning and spacing the laser beamlets, whereby the laser beamlet paths for each of the laser diodes is parallel with and not coincident with the other laser beamlet paths, thereby defining first parallel beamlet paths spaced apart at a first predetermined distance; and,
c. a means for spatially combining the individual blue laser beamlets from each of the plurality of laser diode assemblies, to make a combined laser beam having a single spot in a far-field that is capable of being coupled into an optical fiber for delivery to a target material;
d. wherein the means for spatially combining the individual blue laser beamlets interlaces the beamlets from each of the plurality of laser diode assemblies, on the parallel beamlet paths, and in optical association with each laser diode; thereby defining second parallel beamlet paths spaced apart at a second predetermined distance, wherein the second predetermined distance is smaller than the first predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,971,895

SURFACE PLASMON INFRARED NANO PULSE LASER HAVING MULTI-RESONANCE COMPETITION MECHANISM

Southeast University, Ji...

1. A surface plasmon infrared nano pulse laser having a multi-resonance competition mechanism, comprising four parts: a surface plasmon nano-pin resonance chamber with a multi-resonance mechanism competition effect, a spacer layer, a gain medium, and a two-dimensional material layer; wherein the surface plasmon nano-pin resonance chamber comprises a metal nano rod and one or more nano sheets grown thereon, the surface plasmon nano-pin resonance chamber and the gain medium being isolated by the spacer layer, the two-dimensional material layer covering a surface of the surface plasmon infrared nano pulse laser; a positive electrode and a negative electrode located at two ends of the surface plasmon infrared nano pulse laser.

US Pat. No. 10,971,894

DRIVER FOR HIGH SPEED LASER DIODE

Maxim Integrated Products...

1. A system for driving a transmitter optical sub-assembly, the transmitter optical sub-assembly configured to generate a laser, comprising:a driver chip configured to generate output signals for driving the transmitter optical sub-assembly, the driver chip comprising:
first and second differential input signal pins configured to provide, respectively, a first input signal and a second input signal;
first and second differential transistors, the first and second differential input signal pins electrically coupled to the first and second differential transistors, respectively, the first differential transistor configured to receive the first input signal, the second differential transistor configured to receive the second input signal, the first differential transistor and the second differential transistor being the only transistors of the driver chip;
a first current source, the first and second differential transistors electrically coupled to and grounded via the first current source;
first and second signal output pins electrically coupled to the first and second differential transistors, the first and second output pins configured to provide, respectively, a first output signal and a second output signal, the first output signal and the second output signal configured to drive the transmitter optical sub-assembly; and
a first internal inductor and a second internal inductor directly electrically coupled to the first and second differential transistors, respectively; and
first and second external inductors directly electrically coupled to the first and second internal inductors, respectively, the first and second external inductors and the first and second internal inductors configured to bias the first output signal and the second output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,971,893

LASER UNITS

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method of controlling a laser unit, the method comprising:in response to receiving an activation signal, applying an activation current which causes lasing of the laser unit;
monitoring accumulated heat energy by the laser whilst the activation current is applied; and
in response to receiving a deactivation signal, selectively applying either:
an idle current below the activation current; or
a cooling current below the idle current, wherein the selectively applying is carried out at least on the basis of the monitoring of the accumulated heat energy.

US Pat. No. 10,971,892

HIGH POWER CAVITY PACKAGE FOR LIGHT EMITTERS

II-VI DELAWARE, INC., Wi...

1. An emitter package comprising:a body having a bottom member, one or more side members extending from the bottom member, and a top surface, wherein the body defines a cavity formed into the top surface and located between the bottom member and the one or more side members;
the cavity having one or more top side walls extending from the top surface to one or more contact shelves, and one or more bottom side walls extending from the one or more contact shelves to a base surface;
a plurality of electrical conductive pads on the base surface in the cavity;
a plurality of light emitter chips on the electrical conductive pads, each light emitter chip having one or more light emitters;
an optic optically coupled with the light emitter chips;
at least one anode pad and at least one cathode pad on a bottom surface of the bottom member;
a plurality of shelf contact pads on the one or more contact shelves; and
a plurality of electrical connector wires connected to and extending between the light emitter chips and the shelf contact pads,
wherein the at least one cathode pad is electrically connected to a first of the electrical conductive pads, which is electrically connected through a first of the light emitter chips and a first of the electrical connector wires to a first of the shelf contact pads, which is electrically connected through one or more first shelf vias to a second of the electrical conductive pads, which is electrically connected through a second of the emitter chips and a second of the electrical connector wires to a second of the shelf contact pads.

US Pat. No. 10,971,891

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light source device comprising:at least one first wiring;
a plurality of second wirings;
a plurality of light emitting elements each having a lower-surface-side electrode connected to a respective one of the at least one first wiring;
a plurality of protective elements each having a lower-surface-side electrode connected to a respective one of the plurality of second wirings each corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of light emitting elements, each of the plurality of protective elements connected to a respective one of the plurality of light emitting elements;
a plurality of first wires each connecting an upper-surface-side electrode of each of the plurality of light emitting elements and a respective one of the plurality of second wirings;
a plurality of second wires each connecting the upper-surface-side electrodes of two adjacent ones of the protective elements; and
a plurality of third wires each connecting an upper-surface-side electrode of a respective one of the plurality of protective elements and a corresponding one of the at least one first wiring;
wherein the upper-surface-side electrodes of the plurality of light emitting elements and the upper-surface-side electrodes of the plurality of protective elements are of a same polarity; and
the plurality of first wires are disposed below the plurality of second wires.

US Pat. No. 10,971,890

MICRO LASER DIODE TRANSFER METHOD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

Goertek, Inc., Shandong ...

1. A method for transferring micro laser diodes, comprising:forming a bonding layer on a receiving substrate, wherein first type electrodes are connected to the bonding layer;
bringing a first side of the micro laser diodes on a carrier substrate into contact with the bonding layer, wherein the carrier substrate is laser-transparent;
irradiating selected micro laser diodes with laser from a side of the carrier substrate to lift-off the selected micro laser diodes from the carrier substrate;
filling a dielectric filler material among the micro laser diodes to form a dielectric filler layers;
etching back the dielectric filler layer such that an upper surface of the dielectric filler layer is lower than an upper surface of a second side of the micro laser diodes; and
forming an electrode layer on the micro layer diodes and the dielectric filler layer, and patterning the electrode layer to expose the micro laser diodes to form second type electrodes contacting the upper surface of the dielectric filler layer and the upper surface of the second side of the micro laser diode, wherein at least one part of the second type electrodes is formed at a lateral side of the micro laser diodes.

US Pat. No. 10,971,889

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR NARROW WAVEBAND LASER DIODES

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

9. A wearable heads-up display comprising:a laser projector positioned and oriented to project laser light onto at least one holographic optical element, wherein the laser projector includes at least one laser diode and the at least one laser diode comprises:
a reflective rear facet at a first end of the laser diode;
a partially reflective output facet at a second end of the laser diode;
a first notch filter coating applied to the partially reflective output facet, the first notch filter coating having a first reflectivity for light within a narrow waveband and a second reflectivity for light outside of the narrow waveband, wherein the first reflectivity is at least twice the second reflectivity, and wherein the narrow waveband has a bandwidth of less than 10 nm; and
a second notch filter coating applied to the reflective rear facet, the second notch filter coating having the first reflectivity for light within the narrow waveband and the second reflectivity for light outside of the narrow waveband.

US Pat. No. 10,971,888

OPTICAL AMPLIFIER

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An optical amplifier comprising:a beam input unit to receive an input signal beam into which multiple signal beams having respective wavelengths different from each other are multiplexed;
a first beam amplifier to amplify the input signal beam and to output the amplified input signal beam as an amplified signal beam;
a beam output unit to output the amplified signal beam;
a variable tilt equalizer which is provided between the first beam amplifier and the beam output unit and which gives loss to the amplified signal beam in accordance with a linear-loss slope, the variable tilt equalizer varying a loss slope value which is a value of the linear-loss slope;
a first optical splitter provided between the beam input unit and the first beam amplifier;
a first photodetector to measure input signal beam power at the beam input unit via the first optical splitter;
an excitation light source to excite the first beam amplifier;
a second optical splitter provided between the variable tilt equalizer and the beam output unit;
a second photodetector to measure output signal beam power output from the variable tilt equalizer via the second optical splitter;
a first controller to control the excitation light source on the basis of the input signal beam power and the output signal beam power; and
a second controller to control the loss slope value of the variable tilt equalizer,
wherein the first controller obtains an operating gain on the basis of the input signal beam power and the output signal beam power, and controls the excitation light source so that the operating gain becomes close to a target gain set in advance, and
wherein on the basis of the operating gain and a calculated characteristic of gain slope representing wavelength-dependence of gain in the first beam amplifier, the second controller calculates a gain slope value being a value of the gain slope, and controls the variable tilt equalizer by using the gain slope value as the loss slope value.

US Pat. No. 10,971,887

LASER DEVICE AND LASER DEVICE CONTROL METHOD

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A laser device comprising:a light source configured to emit a laser beam in burst operation;
an optical sensor configured to acquire a cross sectional image of the laser beam during a certain period for every certain cycle;
an image processor configured to receive an input of an image signal of the cross sectional image outputted from the optical sensor and output beam relating information about the laser beam;
a beam traveling direction adjuster configured to adjust a traveling direction of the laser beam; and
a controller configured to control the beam traveling direction adjuster based on the beam relating information when at least a part of a period in which the optical sensor acquires the cross sectional image is overlapped with a period in which the light source emits a laser beam, wherein:
a burst signal to operate the light source in burst operation and be outputted from an external device is input to the image processor; and
the image processor outputs, to the controller, invalid information indicating that the beam relating information is invalid when the burst signal is off.

US Pat. No. 10,971,886

LASER APPARATUS

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A laser apparatus comprising:a chamber accommodating a pair of discharge electrodes;
a gas supply and exhaust device configured to supply laser gas to an interior of the chamber and exhaust laser gas from the interior of the chamber; and
a controller configured to perform
first control to control the gas supply and exhaust device so as to suspend laser oscillation and replace laser gas in the chamber, the first control including exhausting laser gas to reduce the pressure in the chamber to a value lower than or equal to an atmospheric pressure and then injecting laser gas into the chamber, the first control being performed at every first number of pulses or every first elapsed time, and
second control to control the gas supply and exhaust device so as to suspend laser oscillation and replace laser gas in the chamber, the second control including exhausting laser gas to reduce the pressure in the chamber to a value lower than or equal to the atmospheric pressure and then injecting laser gas into the chamber, the second control being performed after replacement of the chamber and before the first control at every second number of pulses less than the first number of pulses or every second elapsed time less than the first elapsed time.

US Pat. No. 10,971,885

SCALABLE HIGH POWER FIBER LASER

nLIGHT, Inc., Vancouver,...

1. A fiber laser, comprising:a combiner including a plurality of peripheral input fibers and a central fiber, the combiner optically coupled to an output fiber comprising a first central core;
one or more gain stages coupled to the output fiber; and
a beam dump optically coupled to the central fiber;
wherein an aiming laser is coupled to the central fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,971,884

FIBER SOURCE WITH CASCADED GAIN STAGES AND/OR MULTIMODE DELIVERY FIBER WITH LOW SPLICE LOSS

NLIGHT, INC., Vancouver,...

1. A cascaded fiber laser, comprising:an optical gain fiber section having a first core, a first cladding surrounding the first core, the first core and first cladding defining a first numerical aperture (NA); and
a first multimode fiber section coupled to the optical gain fiber, having a second core comprising a larger radius than a radius of the first core, a second cladding surrounding the second core, the second core and cladding defining a second NA that is larger than the first NA by a first margin selected to maintain a substantially stable beam parameter product (BPP) of an optical beam coupled from the optical gain fiber section into the multimode fiber section above a predetermined threshold stable BPP.

US Pat. No. 10,971,883

GAS LASER APPARATUS

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A gas purification system connected to a laser oscillation system, the laser oscillation system being configured to excite a laser gas in a chamber, output a laser beam, and exhaust the laser gas from the chamber to outside, the laser gas including a first gas supplied from a gas supply source to the chamber, a fluorine concentration of the laser gas being higher than that of the first gas, the gas purification system comprising:a circulation gas pipe in which a first end is connected to a first pipe through which the laser gas is exhausted from the chamber to the outside and a second end is connected at a first position to a second pipe through which the first gas is supplied from the gas supply source to the chamber;
a booster pump provided in the circulation gas pipe and configured to raise a pressure of gas to flow the gas from the first end to the second end;
a gas purification unit provided in the circulation gas pipe;
a first tank provided between the booster pump and the second end in the circulation gas pipe;
a first valve positioned between the gas supply source and the first position, the first valve having an open position and a closed position; and
a second valve positioned between the first tank and the second end, the second valve having an open position and a closed position, the second valve configured to be in the closed position when the first valve is in the open position such that the first gas is supplied to the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,971,882

LIGHT SOURCE MODULE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light source module comprising:a light source part configured to emit a first light beam;
a first optical element having:
a first surface on which the first light beam is incident along a first direction, the first surface including a first region on which at least a portion of the first light beam is incident, and
a second surface from which the first light beam is emitted; and
a second optical element having a first end on which the first light beam having been emitted from the first optical element is incident, wherein
the first light beam has:
a first width along a second direction intersecting the first direction on the first surface, and
a second width along a third direction intersecting a plane comprising the first direction and the second direction on the first surface,
the first width is greater than the second width,
the first region has a convex shape in a first cutting plane comprising the first direction and the second direction, and has a concave shape in a second cutting plane comprising the first direction and the third direction, and
the second surface has a convex shape in the first cutting plane and in the second cutting plane, and
the first region collimates the first light beam in the second direction, without collimating the first light beam in the third direction.

US Pat. No. 10,971,881

LASER PULSE INCLUDING A FLAT TOP

Board of Trustees of Mich...

1. A method of using a laser pulse, the method comprising:(a) emitting a laser pulse;
(b) measuring a spectrum of the laser pulse with a detector;
(c) calculating a desired phase function with a controller based at least on the measured spectrum and on a stretching factor; and
(d) creating at least one of: (i) a flat top, or (ii) steeply sloped intensity versus time ramp peak with only a single long duration tail, for the laser pulse using only phase modulation, using a shaper and/or optic.

US Pat. No. 10,971,880

CONNECTION FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLIES

NEPTUNE TECHNOLOGY GROUP ...

1. A method of assembling a printed circuit board assembly, the method comprising:(a) providing a printed circuit board assembly comprising:
i. a unitary substantially rigid member, the unitary substantially rigid member having a first protrusion, a second protrusion, and a third protrusion, each projecting from a common edge; and
ii. a support member, the support member having a first slot, a second slot, and a third slot, wherein the slots are configured so that the first slot is aligned with the first protrusion, the second slot is aligned with the second protrusion, and the third slot is offset from the third protrusion in a direction perpendicular to a curve formed by the first, second, and third protrusions,
wherein at least one of the unitary substantially rigid member and the support member is a printed circuit board, and wherein the unitary substantially rigid member experiences flex when the protrusions are inserted into the slots;
(b) flexing the unitary substantially rigid member to form the curve and to align each protrusion with each respective slot; and
(c) inserting each protrusion into each respective slot.

US Pat. No. 10,971,879

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION FORMING TOOL

Cowham Innovations, LLC.,...

1. An electrical connection forming tool, the tool comprising:a wire forming die module, the wire forming die module comprising:
a module housing, wherein:
the module housing includes a front side, the front side including a chamber configured to align with an electrical plug;
a back side; and
an inner compartment, the inner compartment including a coil sliding body feature, the coil sliding body feature configured to interface with the electrical plug;
a die, and the die is configured to accept a wire and imprint the wire on the electrical plug;
a locking feature; and
a cover for the locking feature;
an actuator, wherein:
the actuator includes a first end and a second end; and
the actuator is configured to force the electrical plug into an actuator housing positioned to interface the die; and
the actuator housing, wherein;
the actuator housing connects the wire forming die module to the actuator;
the actuator housing includes an opening configured to accept the electrical plug and communicate with the die and the chamber; and
the actuator housing comprises a structural chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,971,878

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TERMINAL-EQUIPPED ELECTRICAL WIRE, TERMINAL-EQUIPPED ELECTRICAL WIRE, AND ULTRASONIC WELDING DEVICE

SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, ...

1. A method for manufacturing a terminal-equipped electric wire by ultrasonically welding a core wire of an electric wire to a core wire connection portion of a terminal that includes the core wire connection portion and a coating crimping portion, the method comprising:supporting the core wire connection portion on an anvil;
bringing the coating crimping portion into contact with a vibration suppressing contact portion;
providing a contact surface of the vibration suppressing contact portion, which contacts the coating crimping portion, at a higher elevation than a contact surface of the anvil on which the core wire connection portion is supported;
arranging the core wire on the core wire connection portion and arranging a coating of the electric wire in the coating crimping portion; and
ultrasonically welding the core wire to the core wire connection portion in a state where the core wire connection portion is supported on the anvil and the coating crimping portion is in contact with the vibration suppressing contact portion,
wherein the coating crimping portion is supported on the vibration suppressing contact portion in a state where the coating crimping portion is in contact with the vibration suppressing contact portion at a position spaced apart from the anvil in a direction toward a rear end of the coating crimping portion, and
in the ultrasonic welding, a region in which the terminal is not in contact with the anvil and the vibration suppressing contact portion is present between the portion in which the anvil and the core wire connection portion are in contact with each other and a region in which the vibration suppressing contact portion and the coating crimping portion are in contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,971,877

BUSBARS DOCKING PLATFORM

1. A busbars docking platform comprising:a loading unit (2),
an action unit (3),
a limit unit (5), and
a support unit (6);wherein the loading unit (2) having a blind hole (201) on a docking surface for receiving a connecting rod (1), the blind hole (201) having a clearance fit with the connecting rod (1), the action unit (3) being used for impacting the loading unit (2) or a busbar to push the connecting rod (1) into a pre-hole on the busbar, the limit unit (5) being used for stopping the busbar from moving along a length direction of the busbar;wherein the support unit (6) comprising:a first shaft (601),
a second shaft (602) parallel to the first shaft (601),
a receiving unit (7) slidably connecting with the first shaft (601) and the second shaft (602),
a trestle used for supporting the first shaft (601) and the second shaft (602), and
a pedestal used for supporting the trestle;
wherein the receiving unit (7) comprising:
a receiving block (701) cooperating with the busbar,
a receiving groove (702) penetrating through the receiving block (701) to receive the busbar along a width direction of the busbar, and
a limit shaft (703) movably inserting into the receiving block (701) for going in and out of the receiving groove (702) to stop the busbar from moving along the width direction;wherein the receiving groove (702) being arranged axially with the first shaft (601) and between the first shaft (601) and the second shaft (602),wherein the limit unit (5) comprising:a first threaded rod (501) and a second threaded rod (502) both parallel to the first shaft (601),
a limit block (503) removably connecting with the first threaded rod (501) and the second threaded rod (502), and
a connecting block (504) connecting with the first threaded rod (501) and the second threaded rod (502) and cooperating with the action unit (3);wherein the action unit (3) comprising:a first base (301) fixedly connecting between the first shaft (601) and the second shaft (602),
a second base (302) fitting with the connecting block (504) of the limit unit (5),
an end portion (303) outwardly extending from the first base (301) to impact the busbar, and
a driving mechanism housed in the first base (301) and the second base (302) to drive the end portion (303).

US Pat. No. 10,971,876

BELT STRUCTURES FOR ROTARY ELECTRICAL CONTACT DEVICE

1. A rotary electrical contact device, comprising:a first sheave disposed about a first axis;
a second sheave;
a third sheave;
a fourth sheave, wherein the third sheave and the fourth sheave revolve around the first axis during operation of the device; and
a belt that extends around at least a portion of each of the first, second, third, and fourth sheaves such that the belt makes electrical contact with each of the four sheaves, the belt having an aspect ratio greater than 1:1.

US Pat. No. 10,971,875

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF SECURING ADAPTERS TO A MOBILE DEVICE

1. An apparatus for securing a USB adapter hub to a mobile device comprising:a vertical plate;
at least one set of a top horizontal plate and a bottom horizontal plate;
wherein said vertical plate and said top and bottom horizontal plates are fused together to form an elongated channel; wherein said vertical plate comprises at least one through hole;
one of at least two screws or at least one magnet for attaching said apparatus to a side of said USB adapter hub;
wherein one of said top and bottom horizontal plate further comprises at least one elongated bump disposed along a distant edge thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,971,874

LOCK MECHANISM AND BUS BAR MODULE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A lock mechanism for fixing a cover covering an opening of a case formed on the case comprising:a lock portion that protrudes from a position away from an edge of a wall portion that constitutes one of the case and the cover and that has a locking claw provided on a tip side thereof;
a lock receiving portion provided on another of the case and the cover and having a locking hole for locking the locking claw of the lock portion; and
a flexible deformation portion which is a portion of the wall portion having a predetermined range in the vicinity of the lock portion on the wall portion and has flexibility higher than a portion of the wall portion outside the predetermined range, and is bent such that the lock portion is tilted so that the locking claw gets over an edge of the locking hole when the locking claw is locked to the locking hole, and after the locking, biases the lock portion in a pulling direction that pulls the locking claw together with the locking hole by a restoring force of bending.

US Pat. No. 10,971,873

ELECTRICAL UNIT WITH COOLING MEMBER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical unit, comprising:a contactor including:
a housing member;
a first terminal;
a second terminal; and
a contact member disposed in the housing member and configured to selectively electrically connect the first terminal and the second terminal;
a cooling member connected to the housing member;
a first bus bar connected to the cooling member and the first terminal; and
a second bus bar connected to the cooling member and the second terminal;
wherein the cooling member is configured to dissipate heat that is generated via electrical current flowing through the contact member; and
a first end of the first bus bar is separated from a first end of the second bus bar by a barrier of electrically insulating and thermally conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,971,872

NETWORK SHARING SYSTEM

ASKEY COMPUTER CORP., Ne...

1. A network sharing system, comprising:an outdoor wireless transceiver device, comprising a high-frequency network transceiver module and a first Ethernet port, wherein the high-frequency network transceiver module is connected to the first Ethernet port and is configured to receive a high-frequency network signal, wherein the high-frequency network transceiver module is a 5G transceiver module, or a 802.11ax or 802.11ad transceiver module;
an indoor network sharing device, comprising a processing module and a second Ethernet port, wherein the processing module is connected to the second Ethernet port, wherein the indoor network sharing device is a DSL modem, a gateway, or a router; and
a high-speed Ethernet transmission cable, having a transmission rate above 1 giga bits per second (Gbps), wherein two ends of the high-speed Ethernet transmission cable are respectively connected to a first RJ45 connector and a second RJ45 connector, the high-speed Ethernet transmission cable is provided with at least one flat cable segment, the first RJ45 connector is connected to the first Ethernet port, the second RJ45 connector is connected to the second Ethernet port, and the high-speed Ethernet transmission cable is a flexible cable,
wherein the indoor network sharing device is further connected to a power supply, the power supply outputs a power signal, and the processing module receives the power signal and transmits the power signal to the outdoor wireless transceiver device through the high-speed Ethernet transmission cable.

US Pat. No. 10,971,871

CONNECTOR ADAPTATION WITH IMPEDANCE MATCHING

IXI Technology Holdings, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a data connector to receive a data signal from a communication line;
a connection adapter, coupled to the data connector, to receive the data signal with the data connector, adapt the data signal from the data connector to a coax connector, and communicate the data signal to the coax connector; and
a matching transformer, coupled to a legacy coax cable onboard a ship, to perform impedance matching between a first impedance associated with the coax connector and a second impedance associated with the legacy coax cable communicating the data signal.

US Pat. No. 10,971,870

CONNECTION INTERFACE FOR A PANEL AND SUPPORT STRUCTURE

1. An assembly, comprising:first and second panels each comprising a planar first side, opposing second side, and lateral sides that extend between the first and second sides;
connectors attached to each of the first and second panels, each of the connectors extends outward from the second side and comprises a centerline that is transverse to the planar first side of the panels, each of the connectors comprising opposing first and second arms that are movable between a first shape and a deformed shape, and each of the connectors further comprising a first electrical conductor;
a support structure comprising first and second receivers each comprising a second shape that complements the first shape and a second electrical conductor;
wherein each of the panels is configured to attach to the support structure by the connector deforming to the deformed shape during the initial engagement with the receiver as the first shape complements the second shape for each of the first and second arms of the connector to seat against the receiver and each of the first electrical conductors is positioned at and electrically connected to one of the second electrical conductors when the first and second panels are attached to the support structure; and
the first planar surfaces of the first and second panels are aligned in a plane when the panels are attached to the support structure.

US Pat. No. 10,971,869

DEVICE FOR LOCKING A PLUG ON A SWITCHABLE POWER SOCKET

BSH Hausgeraete GmbH, Mu...

1. An assembly, comprising:a switchable power socket having a receptacle for receiving a first power plug of an electrical device and having a second power plug for coupling said switchable power socket to an electrical supply network;
a device for protecting a plug connection between said first power plug and said switchable power socket,
said device having a wall that is configured, in an installed state thereof, to at least partially enclose said switchable power socket with said first power plug inserted therein;
said wall being formed with a plug-side recess at which, in the installed state, said second power plug at least partially penetrates said wall; and
said wall being configured in the installed state to cover said first power plug at least partially in order to prevent a withdrawal of said first power plug from said receptacle;
said switchable power socket having a sensor configured to detect whether or not said wall of said device at least partially surrounds said switchable power socket, and said switchable power socket transferring a signal of said sensor via a communication connection to a control unit of a system for communal use of said electrical device.

US Pat. No. 10,971,868

ELECTRICAL/MECHANICAL SWITCHING MODULE

TE Connectivity Services ...

1. An electrical/mechanical switching module comprising:a housing with a front face, a rear face, a top wall, bottom wall and side walls extend from the front face to the rear face;
terminals are provided in the housing, a first terminal of the terminals is a hot terminal and has a first terminal power engagement tab, a first terminal mating engagement tab and a first terminal mounting portion, a second terminal of the terminals is a hot terminal and has a second terminal power engagement tab, a second terminal mating engagement tab and a second terminal mounting portion, a third terminal of the terminals is a ground terminal and has a third terminal power engagement tab, a third terminal mating engagement tab and a third terminal mounting portion, a fourth terminal of the terminals is a neutral terminal and has a fourth terminal power engagement tab, a fourth terminal engagement tab and a fourth terminal mounting portion, a fifth terminal of the terminals is a neutral terminal and has a fifth terminal engagement tab, a fifth terminal mating engagement tab and a fifth terminal mounting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,971,867

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. An electrical connection box for a vehicle, including: an insertion housing into which a plurality of fuses are to be inserted through an open port on one side of the insertion housing; and a plurality of fuse terminals for connecting the fuses in the insertion housing to a substrate, the electrical connection box comprising:a plate-shaped holding member that opposes the insertion housing from a side opposite to the one side of the insertion housing, and holds the plurality of fuse terminals; and
a case member that includes a covering portion for covering the plurality of fuse terminals, the covering portion including a flat plate-shaped portion and a pair of front plates, the flat plate-shaped portion defining a top of the cover, the pair of front plates disposed on each side of the covering portion and orthogonal to the flat plate-shaped portion, the flat plate-shaped portion having a peripheral edge, the peripheral edge is disposed between the pair of front plates and is recessed with respect to the pair of front plates so as to define a first notch, the holding member being arranged inside of the first notch.

US Pat. No. 10,971,866

CONNECTOR DEVICE WITH ANTENNA CONNECTION

ROKU, INC., Los Gatos, C...

1. A device connector for connecting an audio-visual device to an external cable, the device connector comprising:a port configured to receive power from a source external to the audio-visual device and configured to connect to a power management module of the audio-visual device;
an antenna port configured to connect the audio-visual device to an external antenna via at least one antenna connector of a cable connector, and wherein the port is further configured to receive the power from a power connector of the cable connector and wherein the external antenna comprises a first external antenna and a second external antenna and is embedded in a modified connector portion of the device connector; and
a detection mechanism, connected to the antenna port, configured to:
detect a presence of an antenna connection by the external antenna at the antenna port;
connect to an internal antenna of the audio-visual device; and
transmit a signal to the audio-visual device upon detecting the presence of the antenna connection, wherein the signal is configured to cause the audio-visual device to utilize one of the external antenna or the internal antenna of the audio-visual device.

US Pat. No. 10,971,865

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH A MULTI-PART SHIELD

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A connector, comprising:a shielded cable; and
an outer conductor,
wherein:
the shielded cable includes wires and a shield,
the shield covers outer peripheries of the wires,
the outer conductor includes a tube and a crimping portion,
the crimping portion is crimped to the shield,
the tube collectively covers outer peripheries of the wires exposed from the shield,
the tube includes a first cover and a second cover,
the first cover covers the wires from a first side,
the second cover covers the wires from a second side opposite to the first side with a clearance defined between the first and second covers,
at least one of the first and second covers includes a leakage suppressing portion, and
the leakage suppressing portion extends toward a wire arrangement area where the wires are arranged in the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,971,864

DIN RAIL SHIELD

BAKC CAPITAL GROUP, Suwa...

1. A shield device comprising:an electrical conductor;
an electrical insulator that is configured to electrically insulate the electrical conductor from a DIN rail and to hang the shield device from the DIN rail;
a first shield connector configured to:
directly contact at least 180 degrees of a first circumference of a first shield that surrounds at least two first insulated conductors of a first section of a shielded cable; and
electrically connect the first shield with the electrical conductor; and
a second shield connector configured to:
directly contact at least 180 degrees of a second circumference of a second shield that surrounds at least two second insulated conductors of a second section of the shielded cable; and
electrically connect the second shield with the electrical conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,971,863

HIGH SPEED CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR THEREOF

Greenconn Corp., New Tai...

1. A high speed connector assembly, comprising:an electrical connector including:
an insulating housing being in an elongated shape defining a longitudinal direction, wherein the insulating housing defines an insertion direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction; and
a plurality of signal terminals inserted into and fixed in the insulating housing, wherein the signal terminals are arranged in two rows each parallel to the longitudinal direction, the signal terminals in one of the two rows respectively face the signal terminals in another one of the two rows, and each of the signal terminals includes:
a signal fixing segment engaged with an inner wall of the insulating housing; and
a signal contacting segment and a signal soldering segment respectively extending from two opposite ends of the signal fixing segment, wherein the signal contacting segment has a main transmission point and a secondary transmission point, the main transmission point and the secondary transmission point are arranged along the insertion direction and are spaced apart from each other by a first distance, and the main transmission point is closer to the signal fixing segment than the secondary transmission point; and
a mating connector, wherein the electrical connector is detachably inserted into the mating connector along the insertion direction, and wherein the mating connector includes a mating housing and a plurality of mating signal terminals fixed in the mating housing,
wherein, when the mating connector is inserted into the electrical connector, the signal contacting segments of the signal terminals are respectively abutted against the mating signal terminals, the main transmission point and the secondary transmission point of each of the signal contacting segments simultaneously contact the corresponding mating signal terminal, and a second distance between each of the main transmission point and a free end of the corresponding mating signal terminal is less than the first distance and is less than 10% of a total length of the corresponding mating signal terminal,
wherein the mating connector includes a plurality of mating ground terminals fixed in the mating housing, the electrical connector includes a plurality of ground members inserted into and fixed in the insulating housing, the ground members are arranged along the longitudinal direction, and two of the ground members adjacent to each other are provided with four of the signal terminals in the two rows there-between, and wherein each of the ground members is integrally formed as a single one-piece structure and includes:
two ground terminals facing each other;
a front bridge connected to the two ground terminals; and
a rear bridge connected to the two ground terminals and spaced apart from the front bridge in the insertion direction,
wherein, when the electrical connector is inserted into the mating connector, the ground terminals are respectively abutted against the mating ground terminals,
wherein the electrical connector further includes an inner shielding member inserted into and fixed in the insulating housing, the inner shielding member is abutted against the front bridge of each of the ground members, and the signal contacting segments of two of the signal terminals facing each other are separated from each other by the inner shielding member.

US Pat. No. 10,971,862

CABLE CONNECTOR HAVING CRIMP STRUCTURE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

12. A cable connector comprising:a housing configured to hold one end of a cable;
a first shell including a main body covering at least a portion of the housing; and
a second shell including a main body covering at least a portion of the housing,
wherein the first shell has, at a position apart from the main body of the first shell in an axial direction of the cable, a swaging portion to be swaged to the cable,
the second shell has, at a position apart from the main body of the second shell in the axial direction of the cable, a sandwiching portion to be swaged together with the cable by the swaging portion with the sandwiching portion being sandwiched between the swaging portion and the cable,
the sandwiching portion and the main body of the second shell are connected to each other through an extendable extra length portion at least in the axial direction,
the sandwiching portion is supported in a cantilever shape from the main body of the second shell toward the swaging portion of the first shell, and
the extra length portion has a bent portion, and the bent portion at least includes a portion extending in the axial direction and a portion extending in a radial direction of the cable.

US Pat. No. 10,971,861

POLARIZED ELECTRICAL PLUG AND ADAPTOR WITH MODULAR ORIENTATION VERIFICATION

1. A modular polarized electrical plug adaptor configured to be coupled to a polarized two-prong electrical plug, wherein the polarized electrical plug adaptor provides for visual confirmation of proper orientation with respect to a wall mounted polarized electrical receptacle or outlet before and after the modular polarized electrical plug adaptor is plugged into the wall mounted polarized electrical receptacle or outlet, the polarized electrical plug adaptor comprises:a body having a top and a bottom and a front and a back;
an electrically conductive polarized prong or blade that extends outward from the front of the body; an electrically conductive non-polarized prong or blade that extends outward from the front of the body;
a polarized socket provided in the back of the body;
a non-polarized socket provided in the back of the body, said polarized socket and non-polarized socket being configured to receive a two-prong polarized electrical plug therein;
electrical conductive elements within the body that connect the polarized socket to the polarized prong or blade and connect the non-polarized socket to the non-polarized prong or blade;
indicia module receiving structures provided on both the top and bottom of the body; and
an indicia module having an indicia element provided thereon which indicia module is configured to be attached to one of either of the indicia module receiving structures provided on the top and bottom of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,971,860

TAMPER-RESISTANT NIGHTLIGHT

1. A tamper resistant nightlight comprising:a body, wherein the body further comprises:
a base that is configured to be disposed over a face of an electrical receptacle,
at least one circuit disposed over the base, the at least one circuit comprising at least one light emitting diode (LED), and
a cover that is aligned with, and disposed over the at least one LED, the cover configured to be visible when the tamper resistant nightlight is plugged into the electrical receptacle; and
plug blades extending from the body and electrically coupled to the at least one circuit, the plug blades configured to electrically couple with contacts within the electrical receptacle; and
a housing coupled to the body, the housing comprising a locking element configured to restrict a child from removing the tamper resistant nightlight from the electrical receptacle, the locking element configured as a flange that extends away from the body such that a distal edge of the flange is configured to be positioned behind a rear surface of an electrical wall plate associated with the electrical receptacle to restrict the tamper resistant nightlight from being removed from the electrical receptacle while the electrical wall plate is coupled to the electrical receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,971,859

TWO CONNECTOR HOUSINGS, ONE WITH A LOCK ARM, THE SECOND WITH RATTLE PREVENTION RIBS

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A connector with a first housing to be connected to a second housing, the second housing having a tube and at least one wall projecting from the tube, wherein the first housing includes:a tubular receptacle open in a forward direction;
two side walls formed on circumferential ends of the receptacle and extending in forward to backward directions;
a lock arm arranged between the side walls, the lock arm holding the second housing in a connected state;
entrance spaces formed between the side walls and the lock arm, and the at least one wall of the second housing entering at least one of the entrance spaces;
a fitting space communicating with the entrance spaces, the tube of the second housing entering the fitting space in the receptacle; and
at least one preceding protrusion formed on at least one of facing surfaces of the side walls, the at least one preceding protrusion being at a forward end of the side walls and at least one succeeding protrusion formed on at least one of the facing surfaces of the side walls at a position spaced rearward from the at least one preceding protrusion, wherein
the at least one preceding protrusion contacts the at least one wall of the second housing at an initial stage of connection of the first and second housings and slides along the at least one wall until the first and second housings are in a connected state, and the at least one succeeding protrusion contacts the at least one wall in a final stage of the connection of the first housing and the second housing.

US Pat. No. 10,971,858

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector configured to be inserted into a mating connector in an insertion direction, comprising:a housing having a receiving passage;
a locking mechanism rotatably mounted on a top wall of the housing by a pivot and having:
a body mounted to an exterior of the top wall of the housing by the pivot and pivotal in a lateral direction perpendicular to the insertion direction;
a locking portion connected to a first side of the body for engaging with the mating connector to lock the electrical connector and the mating connector; and
a pair of legs extending downwardly from a pair of opposite ends of the body and toward a bottom wall of the housing; and
a releasing mechanism connected to a pair of free ends of the leg, the releasing mechanism providing a releasing force to drive the locking mechanism to move from a locked state to a released state to allow the electrical connector to be disengaged from the mating connector, the releasing mechanism driving the locking mechanism to move from the locked state to the released state by pulling the free ends in a direction opposite to the insertion direction.

US Pat. No. 10,971,857

CABLE EXTRACTION TOOL

Level 3 Communications, L...

1. A tool comprising:a shaft;
an alignment member supported on the shaft, the alignment member comprising a transverse member with a first bounding member extending from one end of the transverse member and a second bounding member extending from an opposing end of the transverse member, the first bounding member including a first flange extending from the first bounding member and separated from the transverse member by a first distance spacing the transverse member and the first flange to receive a cable plug therebetween, the second bounding member including a second flange extending from the second bounding member and separated from the first flange by an opening sized for a cable coupled to the cable plug; and
a disconnecting member supported on the alignment member, the disconnecting member comprising a one jaw mechanism supported on the alignment member, the one jaw mechanism connected with a rod having a protruding member, the rod translationally coupled with the shaft having a handle supported on the shaft, the one jaw mechanism having a jaw member hinged to the transverse member, the rod supported on the jaw member whereby the protruding member causes the jaw member to move in an arc towards the transverse member whereby the transverse member and the jaw member actuates cable clip portion and grips the cable plug.

US Pat. No. 10,971,856

LEVER-TYPE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. A lever-type electrical connector for attachment to a corresponding mating electrical connector, the lever-type electrical connector comprising:a connector body comprising a first portion configured to mate to the corresponding mating electrical connector, the first portion comprising a first slot configured to accept a rib protrusion of the corresponding mating electrical connector; and
a lever:
disposed within the first slot;
pivotally mounted to the first portion;
configured to pivot about an axis perpendicular to the first slot;
comprising parallel planar portions; and
comprising cam grooves on opposing interior surfaces of the parallel planar portions, the cam grooves configured to accept cam-follower protrusions on opposite sides of the rib protrusion of the corresponding mating electrical connector such that the lever-type electrical connector is mated to the corresponding mating electrical connector when the lever is rotated from an open position to a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,971,855

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH PLUG LATCHING ASSEMBLY

HUBBELL INCORPORATED, Sh...

1. A latch assembly for capturing a plug relative to a receptacle, the latch assembly comprising:a housing having a latch compartment and a latch lever compartment;
first and second latches positioned substantially within the same latch compartment and rotatable within the same latch compartment between a plug capture position and a plug release position, the first and second latches including respective camming surfaces, wherein when a force is exerted on the camming surfaces the first and second latches rotate from the plug capture position to the plug release position; and
a latch lever pivotably positioned at least partially within the latch lever compartment, the latch lever having a first latch lever arm operatively coupled to the first latch, and the latch lever having a second latch lever arm operatively coupled to the second latch, wherein pivotable movement of the latch lever is translated to rotational movement of the first and second latches between the plug capture position and the plug release position.

US Pat. No. 10,971,854

SHIELDED CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A shielded connector comprising:a shielding shell having a tube portion and a flange portion formed at an end of the tube portion, the flange portion being fastened to a wall portion of a target object to which the shielded connector is fastened, the wall portion having a hole;
a connector housing covered with the tube portion, the connector housing having an end portion projecting in an axial direction beyond the flange portion, the end portion being inserted in the hole; and
an annular sealing member sandwiched between the flange portion and the wall portion, wherein
the connector housing includes an outer surface that opposes an inner surface of the annular sealing member in a radial direction of the sealing member, and
the sealing member closely contacts with the wall portion by being compressed toward the wall portion and the inner surface of the sealing member closely contacts with the outer surface of the connector housing in the radially direction of the sealing member by being compressed toward the outer surface in the radial direction of the sealing member,
the flange portion is formed so as to surround the outer surface of the connector housing and has an annular recess indented toward a direction away from the wall portion, and
the sealing member is disposed in the recess,
the flange portion at the recess has a facing wall surface facing the outer surface of the connector housing,
the sealing member is supported by the facing wall surface from outside in a radial direction,
the flange portion at the recess includes another facing wall surface facing the wall portion and extending from the facing wall surface to the tube portion,
the sealing member contacts the another facing wall surface,
the sealing member closely contacts with the outer surface of the connector housing at a location that is spaced away from the flange portion of the shield shell, and
the shield shell is made from a conductive metal.

US Pat. No. 10,971,853

BUS BAR HOLDING STRUCTURE, ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX AND WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A bus bar holding structure comprising:a resin block main body for an electronic component block;
a first bus bar having a protruding portion; and
a second bus bar,
wherein the resin block main body includes a bus bar assembling portion having a groove portion;
wherein the first bus bar and the second bus bar are accommodated in the bus bar assembling portion such that first side portions of the first bus bar and the second bus bar are located on a bottom side of the groove portion and second side portions of the first bus bar and the second bus bar are located on an opening side of the groove portion; and
wherein the second bus bar is sandwiched between the protruding portion of the first bus bar and a bottom of the groove portion when the first bus bar and the second bus bar are accommodated in the bus bar assembling portion; and
wherein the protruding portion extends toward the opening of the groove portion.

US Pat. No. 10,971,852

TWO CONNECTORS ELECTRO-MECHANICALLY JOINED BY A BUSBAR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A joint connector, comprising:a first housing extending in a front to rear direction and having a housing body with a cavity open on a rear surface of the first housing and configured to accommodate a first terminal and a busbar accommodating space open on a front surface of the housing body, an accommodating portion formed integrally on the housing body and spaced therefrom in a vertical direction, the accommodating portion including an accommodating space penetrating through the accommodating portion in the front to rear direction and communicating with the busbar accommodating portion;
a second housing configured to accommodate a second terminal, the second housing accommodated in the accommodating space of the first housing from the rear; and
a busbar at least partially accommodated in the busbar accommodating space from the front and including first and second bodies spaced apart in the vertical direction and connected to each other by a coupling portion, a first tab formed on the first body and connected to the first terminal and a second tab formed on the second body and connected to the second terminal, and a first fixing portion formed on the first body and fixed to the first housing, and a second fixing portion formed on the second body and fixed to the second housing.

US Pat. No. 10,971,851

MINIATURIZED CONNECTOR WITH A TERMINAL HOLDING MEMBER

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A miniaturized connector comprising:a female housing having a terminal accommodating chamber formed therein, the female housing being configured to be fitted to a male housing;
a first terminal fitting inserted into the terminal accommodating chamber;
a lock arm formed in the female housing, the lock arm being elastically displaceable and being configured to hold the female housing and the male housing in a fitted state;
an accommodating recess formed in the female housing and communicating with a deflection space of the lock arm;
a terminal holding member mounted in the accommodating recess; and
a pair of second terminal fittings connected to a twisted pair wire and attached to the terminal holding member.

US Pat. No. 10,971,850

MOVABLE CONNECTOR

IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LT...

1. A movable connector comprising:a stationary housing to be fixed to a substrate;
a movable housing capable of moving relative to the stationary housing; and
a restriction fitting that has been formed separately from the stationary housing and has been integrated with the stationary housing, the restriction fitting including a substrate fixing portion to be fixed to the substrate, wherein:
the restriction fitting includes a counterpart engagement portion, the counterpart engagement portion being configured to abut an engagement portion that is part of the movable housing from a connector upward direction so as to enable the engagement portion to be restrained in a restraint space that is a predetermined region, and
the counterpart engagement portion forms a through-pass section to permit the engagement portion to pass into the restraint space from outside.

US Pat. No. 10,971,849

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A connector comprising:a housing including
a housing front portion including a plurality of first groove portions disposed to be adjacent to each other, and
a housing rear portion including a plurality of second groove portions offset from and located above the plurality of first groove portions and disposed to be adjacent to each other and a plurality of third groove portions offset from and located below the plurality of first groove portions and disposed to be adjacent to each other;
a cover configured to be combined detachably with the housing front portion, including a plurality of fourth groove portions disposed to be adjacent to each other, and including a through hole penetrating from a top surface of each of the fourth groove portions to a bottom surface of the cover; and
a plurality of contacts each including
a pressure connection portion disposed in the through hole of a corresponding fourth groove portion among the plurality of fourth groove portions and configured to come in contact with a wire inserted into the cover,
a first section connected to the pressure connection portion and disposed in a corresponding first groove portion among the plurality of first groove portions,
a second section connected to the first section, disposed in a corresponding second groove portion among the plurality of second groove portions, and including, at an end, a first contact portion that comes in contact with a corresponding terminal of a first engagement connector configured to be engaged with the housing rear portion, and
a third section connected to the first section, disposed in a corresponding third groove portion among the plurality of third groove portions, and including, at an end, a second contact portion that comes in contact with a corresponding terminal of a second engagement connector configured to be engaged with the housing rear portion.

US Pat. No. 10,971,848

CONNECTOR WITH VENTILATION PASSAGE

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A connector to be provided or mounted on a case having an internal space accommodating an electronic board, comprising:first terminals;
a first core configured to hold the first terminals while exposing both ends of the first terminals;
second terminals;
a second core, the second core, the second core holding the second terminals while exposing both ends of the second terminals;
a housing including a tubular receptacle surrounding one end part of each of the first terminals and the second terminals and having a mating connector inserted therein, the housing at least partially covering the first core and the second core; and
a ventilation passage configured to allow the internal space to communicate with outside air;
wherein:
at least an inner part of the ventilation passage is formed by a groove in at least one of overlapping surfaces of the first core and the second core, the groove having an internal end that opens into the internal space and defines an internal end of the ventilation passage; and
an outer vent of the ventilation passage further has an outer part that communicates with the groove and that opens at a position spaced from the case and spaced from the receptacle in a mounting direction of the connector to the mating connector.

US Pat. No. 10,971,847

DISCONNECT TERMINAL

1. A disconnect terminal, comprising(a) a housing;
(b) first and second conductor rails arranged on said housing;
(c) a switching device arranged between said first and second conductor rails and operable between a connecting position wherein said first and second conductor rails are electrically connected and a disconnecting position wherein said first and second conductor rails are electrically disconnected, said switching device including a contact plate formed of an electrically conductive material and having a plurality of contact portions, at least one of said contact portions comprising a drag contact, said contact plate electrically connecting said first and second conductor rails via a bridge contact and said drag contact when said switching device is in said connecting position; and
(d) an actuation device arranged in said housing for operating said switching device between said connecting and disconnecting positions, said actuating device including a visible portion aligned with an upper surface of said housing, said visible portion protruding from said housing when said switching device is in said disconnecting position.

US Pat. No. 10,971,846

BOARD TO BOARD CONNECTOR

MPD Corp., Incheon (KR)

1. A board to board connector which couples a first board and a second board to each other, comprising:a support comprising: a circumference part having an internal space of which a top and a bottom are open; one or more first protruding parts protruding outward from the top of the circumference part in an obliquely upward direction; and one or more first fixing parts protruding from the bottom of the circumference part;
a terminal comprising: a body having an internal space of which a top and a bottom are open; a second protruding part protruding from the top of the body in an obliquely upward direction; and one or more second fixing parts protruding from the bottom of the body, and disposed on the inside of the circumference part of the support; and
an insulating part formed between an inner circumferential surface of the circumference part of the support and an outer circumferential surface of the body of the terminal,
wherein the support comprises the plurality of first protruding parts and a plurality of RF (Radio Frequency) signal leakage prevention members protruding vertically between the respective first protruding parts.

US Pat. No. 10,971,845

RECTANGULAR IMPACT-RESISTANT ELASTIC CONNECTOR

SHENZHEN SUNWAY COMMUNICA...

1. An elastic connector, comprising an upper contact part, a first side plate, a second side plate, a first S-shaped lift force arm, a second S-shaped lift force arm and a bottom plate, wherein the first side plate and the second side plate are connected with the bottom plate, the first S-shaped lift force arm has an end connected with the upper contact part and an end connected with one end of the first side plate, and the second S-shaped lift force arm has an end suspended below the upper contact part and an end connected with one end of the second side plate; andwherein the bottom plate is provided with one or more through holes.

US Pat. No. 10,971,844

CONNECTOR INCLUDING CONDUCTIVE VOLTAGE DETECTION TERMINAL BRANCHING FROM CONDUCTION PATH

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:a casing that has a housing space, a through hole communicating the housing space with an external space, and an electric wire insertion hole, and that holds a connection terminal connected to a counterpart device;
a wiring material that has a distal end part inserted into the housing space via the electric wire insertion hole and a conductor part exposed from a covering at the distal end part, the exposed conductor part being curved at a curved part and connected to the connection terminal; and
a conductive voltage detection terminal that has a connection part connected to the exposed conductor part at a position closer to the covering than the curved part and a voltage detection part facing the through hole, and that is provided by branching from a conduction path between the connection terminal and the conductor part.

US Pat. No. 10,971,843

BGA SOCKET DEVICE FOR TESTING BGA IC

1. A BGA socket device for testing a BGA IC, the BGA socket device comprising:contacts each including a fixed terminal and a movable terminal provided so as to face each other, the contact being configured such that respective upper ends of the fixed terminal and the movable terminal are offset from each other by a predetermined distance (d) with respect to each solder ball of the IC;
a main body in which the contacts are vertically provided and fixed;
a cover elastically supported on an upper surface of the main body and configured to be movable up and down within a predetermined height range relative to the main body; and
a slider provided between the main body and the cover and configured to slide left and right in cooperation with an up-and-down movement of the cover, thus opening and closing the movable terminal in a horizontal direction, the slider having a fixed terminal receiving hole and a movable terminal receiving hole in which the fixed and movable terminals of the contact are received, respectively, by passing therethrough,
wherein the fixed terminal receiving hole and the movable terminal receiving hole are offset from each other by a predetermined distance (d) equal to the distance (d) between the upper ends of the contact, and the fixed terminal receiving hole is longer in length than the movable terminal receiving hole.

US Pat. No. 10,971,842

LOADBREAK ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH ENHANCED SAFETY PROBE

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A loadbreak electrical connector comprising:a connector body having first and second passages therewithin; and
a safety probe configured to be installed within the first passage, the safety probe including:
a probe body extending between first and second ends, the probe body having a probe aperture at the second end; and
a probe pin connected to the probe body via the probe aperture;
wherein the safety probe includes an arc quenching section formed of an arc quenching material, the arc quenching section located at a distal end of the probe pin and has a resistance section located between the second end of the probe body and the arc quenching section, and wherein the resistance section is formed of a high resistance material which reduces current through this section of the safety probe during make, break, or fault close operation, the resistance material being different than the arc quenching material.

US Pat. No. 10,971,841

BOARD CONNECTOR

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A board connector, comprising:a housing placed on a circuit board, the housing including a terminal holding wall substantially at a right angle to the circuit board, a receptacle projecting forward from the terminal holding wall, and supporting walls extending rearward from youth opposite side edge parts of the terminal holding wall;
a terminal fitting penetrating through the terminal holding wall, the terminal fitting having a front part projecting forward from the terminal holding wall and into the receptacle and a rear part projecting rearward from the terminal holding wall and being connectable to the circuit board behind the terminal holding wall, at least a portion of the rear part of the terminal fitting being between the supporting walls;
fixing brackets mounted respectively on the supporting walls, the fixing brackets being fixable to the circuit board by soldering; and
a reinforcing portion linking the supporting walls and a rear surface of the terminal holding wall.

US Pat. No. 10,971,840

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Advanced Connectek Inc., ...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulating body; and
a plurality of terminals disposed in the insulating body and arranged in a lateral direction, wherein at least one of the terminals has a first section and a pair of second sections, the pair of second sections structurally extends and branches out from the first section, and on a plane where the terminals are located, orthogonal projections of the pair of second sections on the plane are misaligned and do not overlap with each other, wherein
the electrical connector is an electrical receptacle connector mated with an electrical plug connector in a mating direction, the electrical plug connector comprises a plurality of terminal pairs, and when the electrical plug connector is mated with the electrical receptacle connector, the terminal pair that is mated with the at least one terminal is structurally abutted against a portion of the second sections in the lateral direction of the terminals of the electrical receptacle connector, wherein the lateral direction is orthogonal to the mating direction.

US Pat. No. 10,971,839

FLOATING CONNECTOR

Greenconn Corp., New Tai...

1. A floating connector, comprising:an insulating housing defining an insertion direction, a length direction, and a width direction, which are perpendicular to each other, wherein the insulating housing has an insertion slot recessed from a side thereof along the insertion direction; and
a plurality of conductive terminals arranged in two rows each being parallel to the length direction, wherein the conductive terminals of one of the two rows respectively face the conductive terminals of the other one of the two rows along the width direction, and any one of the conductive terminals is integrally formed as a one piece structure and includes:
a contacting segment inserted into the insulating housing and partially arranged in the insertion slot;
a fixing segment configured to fix to an external object; and
a buffering segment having two opposite ends respectively connected to the contacting segment and the fixing segment, wherein a longitudinal direction of the buffering segment and a longitudinal direction of the fixing segment have a first angle there-between that is less than 90 degrees, wherein the buffering segment includes two impedance matching portions jointly defining a buffering hole, and wherein the buffering segment is configured to provide for an electrical current to travel there-through so as to generate a capacitance effect at the two impedance matching portions,
wherein the insulating housing is movable relative to the fixing segments of the conductive terminals, so that any one of the buffering segments pressed by the movement of the insulating housing provides a return force to the insulating housing.

US Pat. No. 10,971,838

COMBINATION STRUCTURE OF CLAMPING MEMBER AND CIRCUIT BOARD FOR SIGNAL CONNECTOR

1. A combination structure of a clamping member and a circuit board for a signal connector,the circuit board defining an axis, either end of the circuit board being formed with a positioning groove extending in the direction of the axis, the circuit board being formed with a positioning hole that is located close to and spaced from the positioning groove;
the clamping member including two clamping plates, a bottom plate and a positioning plate, the clamping plates being connected to the bottom plate, the positioning plate being connected to the bottom plate, the positioning plate being provided with a pair of first positioning pins and a pair of second positioning pins, the first positioning pins being positioned to the positioning hole, the second positioning pins being positioned to the positioning groove.

US Pat. No. 10,971,837

SUBSTRATE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH TERMINALS IN ACCOMMODATING HOLES

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a substrate, provided with a plurality of accommodating holes running through the substrate vertically, wherein a shielding member is provided on a lower surface of the substrate; and
a plurality of terminals, correspondingly accommodated in the accommodating holes respectively, wherein the terminals comprise a plurality of signal terminals and at least one ground terminal, an interval exists between the ground terminal and the shielding member, the ground terminal has a conducting portion extending downward out of a corresponding one of the accommodating holes, the conducting portion is soldered to a main circuit board through a solder, and the solder is in contact with the conducting portion and the shielding member.

US Pat. No. 10,971,836

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH EMBEDDED LATERAL CONNECTOR

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method comprising:forming an inner layer of a printed circuit board (PCB) that includes a first planar side and a second planar side opposite the first planar side;
coupling a connector to the inner layer, the connector having an elongated body with a longitudinal axis that is oriented parallel with the first planar side, the elongated body extending outward and beyond a lateral side of the PCB;
coupling a first set of one or more layers to the first planar side of the inner layer;
coupling a second set of one or more layers to the second planar side of the inner layer; and
adhering the inner layer to the first set of one or more layers and to the second set of one or more layers to form the PCB having the connector embedded laterally in the PCB, wherein an outermost layer of PCB includes a spacing feature configured to engage an adjacent PCB, the spacing feature to create a predefined gap between the PCB and the adjacent PCB.

US Pat. No. 10,971,835

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector, mounted on a circuit board and configured to mate with a mating member, the electrical connector comprising:a body made of a wave-absorbing material, the body having an upper surface, a lower surface, at least one installation hole and at least one first accommodating groove; and
at least one ground terminal, accommodated in the first accommodating groove, wherein an upper end of the ground terminal is exposed to the upper surface and is in electrical contact with the mating member, and a lower end of the ground terminal is exposed to the lower surface and is electrically connected with the circuit board; and
a signal module, having at least one signal terminal and a plastic block wrapping the signal terminal, wherein the plastic block is accommodated in the installation hole, an upper end of the signal terminal is exposed to the upper surface and is in electrical contact with the mating member, a lower end of the signal terminal is exposed to the lower surface and is electrically connected with the circuit board, and the signal terminal and the body are not in contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,971,834

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

XIAMEN GHGM ELECTRIC CO.,...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a housing, provided with an installation cavity and a jack communicating with the installation cavity;
a conductive clamp, configured in the housing, wherein the conductive clamp is provided with at least one pair of first clamping pieces, and at least one pair of releasing pieces respectively configured on the first clamping pieces, and the first clamping pieces and the releasing pieces are all located in the installation cavity;
a movable member, wherein the movable member is configured in the housing and is capable of moving back and forth along the installation cavity; and
a conducting wire, wherein the conducting wire is capable of passing through the jack and is inserted into one pair of first clamping pieces, so that the conducting wire is electrically connected to the conductive clamp; the movable member is capable of moving forward along the installation cavity, and abutting on one pair of releasing pieces, to force the releasing pieces and drive the first clamping pieces to open outward, so that the conducting wire is capable of detaching from the first clamping pieces;
wherein the first sliding channel is obliquely disposed on the side wall of the installation cavity, and the movable member is provided with a sliding protrusion adaptable to the first sliding channel.

US Pat. No. 10,971,833

BOARD CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A board connector, comprising:a connector housing; and
a fixing member to be mounted into the connector housing;
wherein:
the fixing member includes a plate-like housing mounting portion having a rear surface extending between opposed first and second side edges and to be arranged along a wall surface of the connector housing and a board fixing portion connected to the housing mounting portion and to be fixed to a surface of a circuit board by soldering;
the housing mounting portion includes a lower flat plate on a side near the circuit board and an upper flat plate distant from the circuit board, the lower flat plate and the upper flat plate arranged in contact with the wall surface, and a bent portion bulging forward in a plate thickness direction with respect to the respective lower and upper flat plates and disposed between the respective lower and upper flat plates in a height direction so as to be spaced forward from the wall surface; and
the bent portion extends from the first side edge to the second side edge of the housing mounting portion in a plate width direction between the respective flat plates.

US Pat. No. 10,971,832

HIGH-POWER BUSHING FOR HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

Tyco Electronics Raychem ...

1. A bushing, comprising:an insulating body having a first body end portion, a second body end portion, and a body center portion connecting the first body end portion and the second body end portion; and
a bushing conductor coaxially extending within and mechanically coupled to the insulating body, the bushing conductor including:
a first connecting portion having a first end face at the first body end portion,a second connecting portion having a second end face at the second body end portion, wherein a continuous clearance of varying width is provided at least one of between the first connecting portion and the first body end portion or between the second connecting portion and the second body end portion, anda center portion electrically and mechanically connecting the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion, the first connecting portion is elastically deformable with respect to the first body end portion along a radial direction and/or the second connecting portion is elastically deformable with respect to the second body end portion along the radial direction, the clearance extending continuously and increasing in width along a length direction of the bushing from a position proximate the center portion of the bushing to at least one of the first end face or the second end face.

US Pat. No. 10,971,831

CONTACT SYSTEM

1. A contact system for forming an electrically conductive contact between an aluminum conductor and a contact component, where the contact system comprises a housing and the contact component, the contact component having a shearing-off segment and the housing has an insertion volume for the aluminum conductor and an insertion volume for the contact component and the two insertion volumes overlap within the housing and in this way form a common overlapping volume such that, when the aluminum conductor is pushed into the insertion volume for the aluminum conductor until a cross section of the aluminum conductor is situated completely in the overlapping volume, a severing/shearing-off of a segment of the aluminum conductor that is in the overlapping volume in front of the contact component by the shearing-off segment of the contact component is produced when the contact component is at first pushed into the insertion volume for the contact component until the contact component contacts the aluminum conductor and is then pushed further, wherein the contact component has a tapered compression segment and wherein the overlapping volume is formed in such a way that, when the aluminum conductor is pushed into the insertion volume for the aluminum conductor until a cross section of the aluminum conductor is situated completely in the overlapping volume, a cold welding of the aluminum conductor to the contact component by the compression segment is produced when the contact component is pushed even further after being first pushed into the insertion volume for the contact component until the contact component contacts the aluminum conductor and then pushed further for the severing/shearing-off of the segment of the aluminum conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,971,830

LOW PROFILE CONNECTOR WITH SPRING CONTACTS

GENTEX CORPORATION, Zeel...

1. A rearview device comprising:a connector assembly comprising:
a body including a plurality of electrical leads extending therefrom and removably coupled therewith;
a plurality of contact-receiving apertures extending through the body and receiving a plurality of spring contacts on a circuit board, the plurality of spring contacts abutting and being compressed between the circuit board and the body, the plurality of spring contacts directly engaging the plurality of electrical leads when inserted into the plurality of contact-receiving apertures; and
a plurality of peripheral walls that are adjacent the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,971,829

CONNECTOR AND PACKAGE BODY

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A package comprising:a connector including: a pair of a first fitting object and a second fitting object; a connection portion connecting said first fitting object and said second fitting object so that said first fitting object protrudes more to a fitting side than said second fitting object; a first opening and a second opening formed respectively in said first fitting object and said second fitting object and opened to the fitting side in a same direction; and a filler located inside of an opening in at least one of said first fitting object and said second fitting object; and
a package body including a base which contains said connector, said base having a first surface facing said first opening and a second surface facing said second opening and said connection portion, wherein said first surface is formed deeper than said second surface in said base relative to a direction in which said connector is contained with respect to said base.

US Pat. No. 10,971,828

INSULATION-DISPLACEMENT CONNECTOR

SIMON, S.A.U., Barcelona...

1. An insulation-displacement connector comprising:two cutting and connecting blades, each one provided with:
a section for centering and inserting a cable; and
a cutting edge which extends from the section for centering and inserting the cable,
a base; and
an arm for joining each blade to the base,thereby defining:an insertion direction between the blades;
a transverse direction, perpendicular to the insertion direction and which goes from one blade to another;
a frontal direction, perpendicular to the insertion and transverse directions,wherein in the absence of stress caused by the insertion of the cable between the blades, the cutting edges are inclined with respect to the insertion direction and throughout the entire extension of the edges, the projections of the cutting edges on a plane defined by the insertion and transverse directions intersecting at an intermediate point of the cutting edges, and the cutting and connecting blades not being joined together at an end of the blades opposite to the joining end with the sections for centering and insertion, but instead being joined to the joining arms such that the blades may be separated from one another according to the transverse direction along the entire extension of the cutting edges.

US Pat. No. 10,971,827

CRIMP INTERCONNECT DEVICE, CRIMPED ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR MAKING A CRIMPED ARRANGEMENT

TDK ELECTRONICS AG, Muni...

1. A crimped arrangement comprising:a crimp interconnect device comprising:
a deformable barrel body having an inner side and an outer side and being made of a first material; and
a second material that is softer than the first material, the second material being arranged on the inner side and the outer side,
wherein the crimp interconnect device is crimped to a plurality of conductors, the plurality of conductors comprising at least one conductor made of a third material and at least one conductor made of a fourth material differing from the third material,
wherein the second material is tin with a thickness of 1-2 mm on the inner side,
wherein the thickness of the second material arranged on the inner side is larger than a thickness of a layer of the second material arranged on the outer side, and
wherein the first material is copper.

US Pat. No. 10,971,826

WIRE WITH TERMINAL

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A wire with terminal with a terminal made of a conductive metal plate and a wire extending rearward from the terminal, wherein:the wire includes a core and an insulation coating covering the core and a part of the insulation coating is stripped to expose the core in a front part of the wire, and
the terminal includes:
a fixing portion;
a neck extending rearward from a rear end of the fixing portion;
a base plate having an insulation barrel to be crimped to the insulation coating, the base plate extending rearward from a rear end of the neck;
a laminated portion having a core connecting portion to be connected to the core;
an easily disassemblable portion coupled to a rear part of the base plate and a rear part of the laminated portion, the easily disassemblable portion folded forward so that the laminated portion is in surface-to-surface contact with an upper surface of the base plate and is laminated thereto with the core connecting portion forward of the insulation barrel; and
guides configured to allow a displacement of the laminated portion in a pulling direction of the wire while suppressing a displacement of the laminated portion in a lamination direction on the base plate when the wire is pulled.

US Pat. No. 10,971,825

ANTENNA MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. An antenna module, comprising:an integrated circuit (IC) configured to generate a radio frequency (RF) signal; and
a substrate comprising an antenna portion providing a first surface of the substrate, and a circuit pattern portion providing a second surface of the substrate,
wherein the antenna portion comprises coplanar first antenna members configured to transmit the RF signal, cavities corresponding to the first antenna members, through vias respectively disposed in the cavities and respectively electrically connected to the first antenna members, dielectric members disposed in the cavities adjacent to corresponding through vias among the through vias, and plating members at least partially surrounding the dielectric members,
wherein the circuit pattern portion comprises a circuit pattern and an insulating layer forming, for each of the through vias, an electrical connection path to the IC, and
wherein the antenna portion further comprises an insulating member two-dimensionally surrounding each of the cavities, and a thickness of the insulating member is greater than a thickness of the insulating layer of the antenna module.

US Pat. No. 10,971,824

ANTENNA ELEMENT

IMS Connector Systems Gmb...

1. An antenna element, comprising:a circuit board with a planar transmission line, the planar transmission line comprising a first conductor and a second conductor;
a 3-dimensional metallic ring-shaped structure mounted on a surface of the circuit board;
a first galvanic contact between the first conductor and a first part of the 3-dimensional metallic ring-shaped structure;
a second galvanic contact between the second conductor and a second part of the 3-dimensional metallic ring-shaped structure;
wherein the first galvanic contact and the second galvanic contact respectively comprise at least two substantially L-shaped sections;
wherein sections of sidewalls of the 3-dimensional metallic ring-shaped structure that define an opening of the 3-dimensional metallic ring-shaped structure are tapered or stepped; and
wherein the antenna element is designed for a wavelength ? of a millimeter-wave frequency band of operation, and a height of the 3-dimensional metallic ring-shaped structure is >?/3.

US Pat. No. 10,971,823

ARTIFICIAL DIELECTRIC MATERIAL AND FOCUSING LENSES MADE OF IT

VASANT LIMITED, Wellingt...

1. An artificial dielectric material comprising a plurality of sheets of a dielectric material and a plurality of short conductive tubes placed in the sheets of the dielectric material, wherein the sheets of the dielectric material containing the short conductive tubes are separated by sheets of the dielectric material without the short conductive tubes, and wherein axes of the tubes are orientated along at least two different directions.

US Pat. No. 10,971,822

ANTENNA, MODULE SUBSTRATE, AND MODULE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An antenna, comprisinga first conductor, wherein the first conductor comprises
a shaft-shaped part and
a plurality of projecting parts being flange-shaped and projecting from the shaft-shaped part to directions crossing an axial direction of the shaft-shaped part;
a first substrate comprising a dielectric,
wherein at least a portion in the shaft-shaped part is located in an internal portion of the first substrate, the axial direction and a thickness direction of the first substrate are parallel, and the plurality of the projecting parts are along a surface direction of the first substrate and are spaced apart from each other in the thickness direction.

US Pat. No. 10,971,821

CHIP ANTENNA MODULE

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A chip antenna module, comprising:a chip antenna comprising a body portion, a radiating portion, and a grounding portion, wherein the body portion is formed of a dielectric substance, and wherein the radiating portion and the grounding portion are disposed on different surfaces of the body portion from each other; and
a substrate having a plurality of layers and comprising feeding pads bonded to the radiating portion, grounding pads bonded to the grounding portion, and dummy wiring layers disposed on at least one layer among the plurality of layers, below the feeding pads, wherein a resonance frequency of the chip antenna is determined by a number of the dummy wiring layers.

US Pat. No. 10,971,820

ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING ANTENNA ELEMENTS

FILTRONIC WIRELESS AB, T...

1. An arrangement comprising:a first conductive antenna element comprising at least one first slot arranged in the first conductive antenna element; and
a second conductive antenna element comprising at least one second slot arranged in the second conductive antenna element;
wherein at least one second slot arranged in the second conductive antenna element is coupled with at least one first slot arranged in the first conductive antenna element by means of at least one conductor;
wherein each of the at least one first slot of the first conductive antenna element has at least one associated feed point arranged at the respective first slot, and each of the at least one second slot of the second conductive antenna element has at least one associated feed point arranged at the respective second slot, wherein the feed points are arranged to be fed with radio frequency signals having a selected wavelength or a wavelength within a selected wavelength range having a selected center wavelength;
wherein the first conductive antenna element is arranged above or below the second conductive antenna element and at a distance from the second conductive antenna element, wherein the distance is in a range from 0.15 times the selected wavelength or the selected center wavelength to 0.35 times the selected wavelength or the selected center wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,971,819

MULTI-BAND WIRELESS SIGNALING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An antenna system for transducing radio-frequency energy, the antenna system comprising:a first antenna sub-system comprising a plurality of radiators and a ground conductor disposed in a module, each of the plurality of radiators being sized and shaped to transduce millimeter-wave energy between first wireless signals and first electrical current signals; and
a second antenna sub-system comprising a first radiator configured to transduce sub-6 GHz energy between second wireless signals and second electrical current signals, wherein the first radiator comprises a conductive portion, physically separate from the module, and the ground conductor, wherein the ground conductor is electrically coupled to the conductive portion.

US Pat. No. 10,971,818

OPEN CAVITY SYSTEM FOR DIRECTED AMPLIFICATION OF RADIO FREQUENCY SIGNALS

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. An apparatus for transmission of RF signals between a transmitter and a receiver, the apparatus comprising:a transmitter comprising a first retroreflector having a first array of sub-wavelength retroreflective elements at one end of an open cavity for transmitting RF seed signals; and
a receiver comprising a second retroreflector having a second array of sub-wavelength retroreflective elements at an opposite end of the open cavity for receiving the transmitted seed signals, the transmitted RF seed signals being in form of a beam directed toward the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,971,817

ANTENNA-TO-BEAMFORMER ASSIGNMENT AND MAPPING IN PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA SYSTEMS

Space Exploration Technol...

1. A phased array antenna system, comprising:a first portion carrying an antenna lattice including a plurality of antenna elements, wherein the plurality of antenna elements are arranged in a first configuration;
a second portion carrying a beamformer lattice including a plurality of beamformer elements, wherein the plurality of beamformer elements are arranged in a second configuration different from the first configuration; and
a third portion disposed between the first portion and the second portion carrying at least a portion of a mapping including a first plurality of mapping traces on a first surface providing at least a portion of the electrical connection between the plurality of antenna elements and the plurality of beamformer elements, wherein each of the plurality of antenna elements are electrically coupled to one of the plurality of beamformer elements, wherein the third portion includes a plurality of vias extending through at least a portion of the third portion to provide at least another portion of the electrical connection between the plurality of antenna elements and the plurality of beamformer elements.

US Pat. No. 10,971,816

PHASE ADJUSTMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ANTENNA ARRAY

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:dividing an antenna array into a first antenna subarray and a second antenna subarray according to a first division rule in a preset division rule set, wherein the preset division rule set comprises at least M?1 division rules, M is a quantity of antenna array elements in the antenna array, M is greater than or equal to three, and each antenna array element in the antenna array belongs to the first antenna subarray or the second antenna subarray;
obtaining a phase difference between a first aggregated signal corresponding to the first antenna subarray and a second aggregated signal corresponding to the second antenna subarray;
determining a to-be-adjusted phase value of each antenna array element in the antenna array according to the phase difference and a first weighting rule, wherein the first weighting rule corresponds to the first division rule and is in a preset weighting rule set; and
respectively sending each to-be-adjusted phase value to a respective phase shifter corresponding to the respective antenna array element to which the respective to-be-adjusted phase value corresponds;
wherein the first aggregated signal is obtained by superposing signals that are transmitted by antenna array elements in the first antenna subarray and that are propagated through spatial channels, and the second aggregated signal is obtained by superposing signals that are transmitted by antenna array elements in the second antenna subarray and that are propagated through spatial channels; or the first aggregated signal is obtained by superposing signals received by antenna array elements in the first antenna subarray, and the second aggregated signal is obtained by superposing signals received by antenna array elements in the second antenna subarray.

US Pat. No. 10,971,815

ELEMENT LEVEL POLARIZATION SYNTHESIS NETWORK FOR ELECTRONICALLY SCANNED ARRAYS

Rockwell Collins, Inc., ...

1. An antenna system, comprising:an ultra wide band or greater array of dual linear polarization elements, each of the dual linear polarization elements being disposed in a respective one-half wavelength by one-half wavelength unit size, the dual linear polarization elements comprising a first element have a first differential interface and a second element having a second differential interface; and
a plurality polarization synthesis networks, wherein each of the polarization synthesis networks is coupled to the first differential interface of the first element of a respective dual linear polarization element of the dual linear polarization elements and the second differential interface of the second element of the respective the dual linear polarization element of the dual orthogonal linear polarization elements, wherein each of the polarization synthesis networks has a flat response for phase shift and amplitude over the ultra wide band width.

US Pat. No. 10,971,814

DIELECTRIC ANTENNA ARRAY AND SYSTEM

FreeFall Aerospace, Inc.,...

1. An antenna system comprising:a plurality of dielectric rod stacks;
a control circuit including a plurality of independently controlled output circuit boards, wherein:
each independently controlled output circuit board includes a respective dielectric rod stack, and
the respective dielectric rod stack includes a plurality of respective dielectric rods;
wherein the control circuit selects: (i) the dielectric rod stacks, and (ii) the respective dielectric rods of the respective dielectric rod stack to adjust a beam of emitted or received radio frequency (RF) waves.

US Pat. No. 10,971,813

SWITCHABLE PATCH ANTENNA

Pivotal Commware, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an antenna including:
a planar conductor having an aperture formed in a portion of the planar conductor;
a first component that is coupled between a middle of the aperture and a side of the aperture, wherein the first component provides a first impedance value;
a second component that is coupled between the middle of the aperture and an opposing side of the aperture, wherein the second component provides a second impedance value; and
wherein in response to changing one of the first impedance value or the second impedance value to be non-equal to each other, a signal provided at the middle of the aperture is radiated by the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,971,812

BROADBAND ANTENNA SYSTEM

ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE ANTEN...

1. An antenna system including an antenna, the antenna comprising:a planar ground plane;
a planar radiating element, having a central segment, a first lateral segment, and a second lateral segment, each extending from the central segment, wherein the radiating element has a U-shaped configuration and further wherein one of the first and second lateral segments is +/?15% longer than the other;
a single feed connection line connected between the central segment and a side of the ground plane; and
a single ground connection line connected between the central segment and the same side of the ground plane to which the feed connection line is connected, wherein the feed connection line and the ground connection line, are straight and parallel to each other, and wherein a gap between the two connection lines is zero, and further wherein the ground plane defines at least one slot, the slot having at least one groove and wherein the slot has two edges and further comprising a feed line having a feed terminal and a ground terminal, the terminals being connected respectively with the edges.

US Pat. No. 10,971,811

5G MEMBRANE RADIO SHROUD

CCS Technologies LLC, An...

1. A shroud assembly, which is adapted to be mounted on a pole having a pole diameter, and which encloses one or more wireless telecommunications transceivers and antennas, having a minimum transmission wavelength, the shroud assembly comprising:a pole bracket, which is rigidly attachable to the pole by one or more pole bracket attachment means, wherein the pole bracket forms an elongated, generally rectangular prism, having a pole bracket top end and a pole bracket bottom end, and having a pole bracket width approximating the pole diameter, and having two longitudinal pole bracket-sides, and wherein the pole bracket has a closed inner bracket face, which is configured to engage the pole, and an open outer bracket face;
one or more cooling fans, wherein each of said cooling fans has an intake side and an exhaust side, and wherein the cooling fans are mounted within the pole bracket with the intake side exposed to the open outer bracket face;
one or more transceiver brackets, which support the telecommunications transceivers and antennas, and which are rigidly attached to and extend from the pole bracket so that the telecommunications transceivers and antennas face the cooling fans;
a solid, generally rectangular top panel, which is rigidly attached to the pole bracket top end and which has a top panel perimeter;
a generally rectangular bottom panel, having a bottom panel perimeter which is substantially congruent with the top panel perimeter, wherein the bottom panel has multiple air intake apertures, through which the cooling fans draw ambient air into the shroud assembly in order to dissipate heat generated by the transceivers;
a jacking means, by which the bottom panel is adjustably attached to the pole bracket bottom end, wherein the jacking means is operative to adjust a vertical panel separation distance between the bottom panel and the top panel; and
a generally rectangular fabric membrane, having a fabric thickness of less than or equal to one-tenth of the minimum transmission wavelength, wherein the fabric membrane has a horizontal first membrane dimension and a vertical second membrane dimension, and wherein the first membrane dimension matches the top panel perimeter less the pole bracket width; and wherein the second membrane dimension matches the panel separation distance, and wherein the fabric membrane wraps partially around the top panel perimeter and the bottom panel perimeter to engage the pole bracket sides, so as to form a shroud enclosure surrounding the wireless telecommunications transceivers and antennas, and wherein, by increasing the panel separation distance, the jacking means is operative to tighten and tension the fabric membrane around the shroud enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,971,810

ANTENNA DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An antenna device, comprising:a circuit board;
a ground disposed on the circuit board;
first radiators disposed on the circuit board; and
second radiators arranged along an edge of and spaced apart from the ground,
wherein the first and second radiators, when provided with a first feeding signal from a first communication circuit and when provided with a reference potential by the ground, transmit or receive a first wireless signal in a first frequency band,
wherein the second radiators, when provided with a second feeding signal from a second communication circuit, transmit or receive a second wireless signal in a second frequency band that is lower than the first frequency band, and
wherein the ground is electrically connected to at least some of the second radiators to transmit or receive the second wireless signal in the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,971,809

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING ANTENNA CONNECTED WITH CONDUCTIVE SHEET OF DISPLAY PANEL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:glass comprising at least a front surface of the electronic device;
a display panel disposed at one side of the glass;
a conductive sheet attached to the display panel or integrated with the display panel;
a support including a first portion comprising a side surface of the electronic device and a second portion comprising a mounting space for parts, wherein the first portion of the support includes a metal portion configured as a radiator, and an insulation portion disposed in at least one end of the metal portion, and wherein the second portion of the support includes at least one via hole or recess;
a printed circuit board (PCB) including a ground;
wireless communication circuitry disposed on the PCB;
at least one processor operatively connected with the wireless communication circuitry;
a flexible PCB (FPCB) electrically connected with the conductive sheet and configured to operatively connect the display panel with the at least one processor, and
a cover comprising a rear surface of the electronic device,
wherein the glass, the display panel, and the conductive sheet are seated on a first surface of the second portion of the support,
wherein the PCB and the cover of the electronic device are seated on a second surface of the second portion,
wherein the second portion of the support electrically connects the support with the ground of the PCB by making contact with one of conductive contacts of the PCB on at least one point,
wherein the FPCB includes a first path extending from a first surface to a second surface through the at least one via hole or recess of the support,
wherein the first path of the FPCB extending to the second surface electrically connects the conductive sheet with the ground of the PCB,
wherein the conductive sheet is electrically connected with the metal portion of the support through a selection part comprising selective connection circuitry, and
wherein the wireless communication circuitry is configured to receive a signal having a specific frequency band based on an electrical path including the wireless communication circuitry, the metal portion of the support, the selection part, and the conductive sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,971,808

SHIELDED RFID ANTENNA

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A shielded antenna, comprising:a spiral antenna comprising a plurality of substantially concentric loops; and
a shield disposed on the spiral antenna and comprising a plurality of electrically isolated electrically conductive segments forming a regular pattern, such that in a top plan view, at least one segment overlaps a portion of at least two loops, and at least one pair of adjacent conductive segments defines an electrically insulative gap therebetween, wherein each conductive segment extends at least between innermost and outermost perimeters of the shield, and the innermost perimeter of the shield is substantially coincident with an innermost perimeter of the spiral antenna and the outermost perimeter of the shield is substantially coincident with an outermost perimeter of the spiral antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,971,807

MOBILE DEVICE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A mobile device, comprising:a metal mechanism element, having an open slot, wherein the open slot substantially has an L-shape;
a dielectric substrate, disposed adjacent to the metal mechanism element; and
a feeding radiation element, having a feeding point, and disposed on the dielectric substrate, wherein the feeding radiation element at least partially extends along the open slot;
wherein an antenna structure is formed by the feeding radiation element and the open slot of the metal mechanism element;
wherein the antenna structure covers a first frequency band, a second frequency band, and a third frequency band;
wherein the first frequency band is at 1575 MHz, the second frequency band is from 2400 MHz to 2500 MHz, and the third frequency band is from 5150 MHz to 5850 MHz;
wherein the opening slot comprises a first portion and a second portion which are substantially perpendicular to each other, wherein the first portion is adjacent to an open end of the open slot, and wherein the second portion is adjacent to a closed end of the open slot;
wherein a length of the first portion of the open slot is substantially equal to 0.25 wavelength of the second frequency band, and a length of the second portion of the open slot is substantially equal to 0.25 wavelength of the third frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,971,806

BROADBAND CONFORMAL ANTENNA

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A broadband conformal antenna (“BCA”) comprising:a narrow approximately rectangular outer conductive (“NARO”) housing, wherein the NARO housing includes a top broad wall and a bottom broad wall, each of the top broad wall and the bottom broad wall having a length, the top broad wall connected to the bottom broad wall by a pair of narrow walls, each narrow wall having a narrow wall height, and the NARO housing including a first end located the length away from a second end, wherein the top broad wall is constructed of copper, has a thickness approximately equal to 0.7 mils, a width approximately equal to 82.8 mils, and a length approximately equal to 1181 mils;
a plurality of dielectric layers within the NARO housing forming a laminated dielectric structure, wherein each dielectric layer of the plurality of dielectric layers has a thickness approximately equal to 10 mils;
an inner stripline conductor formed within the laminated dielectric structure, the inner stripline conductor extending the length from the first end to the second end; and
an antenna slot within the top broad wall, wherein the NARO housing supports a transverse electromagnetic signal during use, and wherein the antenna slot is angled and centered along the top broad wall.

US Pat. No. 10,971,805

WRIST-WORN ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH HOUSING-BASED LOOP ANTENNA

Garmin Switzerland GmbH

1. A wrist-worn electronic device configured to transmit and receive wireless signals in two frequency bands, the electronic device comprising:a housing including a bottom wall configured to contact a wearer's wrist, and a side wall with a lower edge coupled to a perimeter of the bottom wall;
a bezel loop antenna configured to wirelessly receive a first electronic signal and a second electronic signal simultaneously, the bezel loop antenna formed from electrically conductive material, having a first impedance, and positioned above an upper surface of the side wall;
a printed circuit board retaining an electrically conductive signal terminal electrically connected to a first contact point on a lower surface of the bezel loop antenna, an electrically conductive ground terminal electrically connected to a second contact point on the lower surface of the bezel loop antenna, and an electrically conductive tuning terminal electrically connected to a third contact point on the lower surface of the bezel loop antenna, the third contact point positioned between the first contact point and the second point in a counter-clockwise direction;
a first signal processing element retained on the printed circuit board and configured to process the first electronic signal having a frequency in a first frequency band;
a second signal processing element retained on the printed circuit board and configured to process the second electronic signal having a frequency in a second frequency band;
a diplexer retained on the printed circuit board, electrically connected to the first signal processing element, the second signal processing element and the signal terminal, the diplexer configured to:
receive the first electronic signal and the second electronic signal from the signal terminal, and
output the received first electronic signal to the first signal processing element and the received second electronic signal to the second signal processing element; and
a tuning element retained on the printed circuit board and electrically connected to the tuning terminal and having a second impedance causing the bezel loop antenna to wirelessly receive electronic signals in the first frequency band and electronic signals in the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,971,804

WIRELESS WEARABLE DEVICES HAVING SELF-STEERING ANTENNAS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A headset to be mounted to a user, the headset comprising:an antenna to receive an output of a sensor, the output associated with a movement of the user detected by the sensor, the sensor remote from the user and mounted to a structure of a building;
a steering mount to adjust an orientation of the antenna towards a wireless coverage zone associated with a wireless data transceiver of a base station based on the output of the sensor, the steering mount operatively coupled to a motor; and
a radome to cover the antenna, the motor and the steering mount; the radome to be positioned on top of a head of the user when the headset is mounted to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,971,803

OMNIDIRECTIONAL ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR MACRO-MACRO CELL DEPLOYMENT WITH CONCURRENT BAND OPERATION

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first omnidirectional antenna for coupling to a first radio to establish a first macro cell; and
a second omnidirectional antenna for coupling to a second radio to establish a second macro cell, wherein said first and second radios are configured to operate concurrently in a macro-macro cell deployment;
wherein said first and second omnidirectional antennas are configured for concurrent 5 GHz radio operation while maintaining at least 40 dB of isolation between said first and second omnidirectional antennas; and
wherein said first omnidirectional antenna comprises a plurality of dual-band monopole antennas and said second omnidirectional antenna comprises a plurality of single-band dipole antennas.

US Pat. No. 10,971,802

MULTIBAND BASE STATION ANTENNA

GAMMA NU, INC., Hwaseong...

1. A base station antenna comprising:a reflective plate;
at least one first band radiation element disposed on a top surface of the reflective plate and having a first wavelength (?H); and
at least one second band radiation element disposed on the top surface of the reflective plate and having a second wavelength (?L),
wherein the first band radiation element is not directly connected to the reflective plate,
the first band radiation element includes a first band radiation element support,
a support lower end of the first band radiation element is connected to a power feed line on the reflective plate,
the power feed line is shorted with the reflective plate at a short point spaced apart from the first band radiation element by a preset interval, and
wherein a short part protruding from the reflective plate is shorted with the power feed line at the short point, and the short part includes a conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,971,801

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH AN ANTENNA ADJACENT TO AN EDGE OF THE DEVICE

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:an antenna including antenna circuitry and configured to receive or transmit wireless signals, wherein the antenna is configured to feed a radio frequency (RF) signal into the antenna circuitry without using a waveguide; and
a housing comprising a plurality of edges, wherein the plurality of edges comprise a top edge, a bottom edge opposite to the top edge, and two side edges,
wherein a first edge of the housing comprises a conductive strip, a first slot, and a second slot, wherein the first edge is the top edge or the bottom edge, wherein the conductive strip comprises a portion of the antenna and is located entirely between the first slot and the second slot, and wherein a length of each of the first slot and the second slot extends across the first edge of the housing and is oriented perpendicular to a major axis of the conductive strip.

US Pat. No. 10,971,800

SURFACE-MOUNT ANTENNA APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An antenna apparatus comprising:a dielectric carrier having a first side and a second side; and
a multi-band antenna having an interior surface and an exterior surface, the multi-band antenna comprising a first section and a second section that are bent with respect to one another;
wherein the interior surface along the first and second sections defines a receiving space, the dielectric carrier being disposed within the receiving space such that the first section is positioned along the first side of the dielectric carrier and the second section is positioned along the second side of the dielectric carrier, the dielectric carrier including at least one projection that covers a portion of the exterior surface of the multi-band antenna;
wherein the at least one projection includes multiple locking projections, wherein at least one locking projection extends away from the dielectric carrier, the at least one locking projection including a grip surface that opposes and covers the portion of the exterior surface.

US Pat. No. 10,971,799

ANTENNA MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:an antenna module comprising an antenna array comprising a plurality of antenna elements; and
a processor operatively connected to the antenna module,
wherein the antenna module comprises:
a printed circuit board;
conductive lines formed on the printed circuit board, each of the conductive lines having different lengths;
a communication circuit comprising a first switch connected to ends of the conductive lines; and
a front-end comprising a second switch connected to opposite ends of the conductive lines and phase shifters connected to the second switch,
wherein the phase shifters are connected to the plurality of antenna elements, and
wherein the processor is configured to:
based on a direction of a beam to be formed by the antenna array,
control the first switch and the second switch to select at least one of the conductive lines; and
control a phase value of at least one of the phase shifters connected to the selected conductive line, based on a length of the selected conductive line.

US Pat. No. 10,971,798

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PACKAGE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR EN...

1. A semiconductor device package, comprising:a substrate;
a first support structure disposed on the substrate and having a first surface spaced apart from the substrate by a first distance;
a first antenna disposed above the first surface of the first support structure, the first antenna having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface and a third surface extending from the first surface to the second surface; and
a dielectric layer in direct contact with the third surface of the first antenna,
wherein the first surface and the second surface of the first antenna are exposed and the first antenna comprises a protruding portion extending from the third surface of the first antenna into the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,971,796

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a feeding circuit having a first resonant loop including an RFIC chip and a first plurality of inductance elements, and a second resonant loop including a capacitance element and a second plurality of inductance elements;
an antenna element coupled to the feeding circuit; and
a T-type circuit including an inductance element included in only the first resonant loop, an inductance element included in only the second resonant loop, and a shared inductance element,
wherein, in the first plurality of inductance elements in the first resonant loop and the second plurality of inductance elements in the second resonant loop, the shared inductance element is shared by the first resonant loop and the second resonant loop, and
wherein the second resonant loop includes an antenna port coupled to the antenna element.

US Pat. No. 10,971,795

ANTENNA DEVICE

DEXERIALS CORPORATION, T...

1. An antenna device incorporated in an electronic apparatus and being configured to communicate with an external device via an electromagnetic field signal, the antenna device comprising:an antenna coil inductively coupled to the external device, the antenna coil being formed by winding a conducting wire such that conducting wires opposing in width direction via an opening are close to each other; and
a sheet-like conductor provided at an opposite surface of the antenna coil with respect to a surface of the antenna coil that is opposite to the external device, wherein
the antenna coil is divided into: (i) a first side part in which the conducting wire is wound around in a first direction, and (ii) a second side part in which the conducting wire is wound around in a second direction, via a center line longitudinally traversing the opening,
the sheet-like conductor is provided with: (a) a conductor side opening overlapping only with the second side part of the antenna coil, and (b) a slit formed between the conductor side opening and any outer edge of the sheet-like conductor, and
the conductor side opening has a size that is approximately the same as a size of the second side part of the antenna coil.

US Pat. No. 10,971,794

ANTENNA MOUNTING BRACKET ASSEMBLY

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. An antenna assembly, comprising:an antenna;
a first mounting bracket mounted to the antenna comprising a first panel and a first plurality of hooks, wherein the first plurality of hooks is configured to secure the first mounting bracket to a mounting structure; and
a second mounting bracket mounted to the antenna comprising a second panel and a second plurality of hooks, wherein the second plurality of hooks is configured to secure the second mounting bracket to the mounting structure;
wherein each of the first plurality of hooks defines a respective first plane in which it extends from the first panel, and wherein each of the first planes defines an angle greater than 90 degrees with respect to the first panel;
wherein the first mounting bracket and the second mounting bracket are configured to secure the antenna to the mounting structure.

US Pat. No. 10,971,793

DEPLOYABLE STRUCTURE FOR USE IN ESTABLISHING A REFLECTARRAY ANTENNA

M.M.A. Design, LLC, Loui...

1. A deployable structure for use in establishing a reflectarray antenna comprising:a base;
a feed antenna for use in a reflectarray antenna;
a flexible electrical element for use in a reflectarray antenna;
wherein the flexible electrical element is folded in an undeployed state;
wherein the flexible electrical element is unfolded in a deployed state relative to the undeployed state; and
a deployment mechanism for transitioning the flexible electrical element from the undeployed state towards the deployed state;
wherein the deployment mechanism includes an endless pantograph structure, a plurality of tapes with each tape having a first end that is operatively connected to the base and a second end that is operatively connected to the endless pantograph structure, and an energy providing device for use in transitioning the endless pantograph structure from the undeployed state towards the deployed state;
wherein the endless pantograph structure forms a closed loop as a polygon shape with at least three sides around the flexible electrical element;
wherein the endless pantograph structure defines a perimeter that has a first length in the undeployed state and a second length that is greater than the first length when the endless pantograph structure transitions from the undeployed state towards the deployed state;
wherein the endless pantograph structure is operatively engaged to the flexible electrical element;
wherein, when the endless pantograph structure transitions from the undeployed state towards the deployed state, the flexible electrical element transitions from being folded in the undeployed state towards being unfolded;
wherein each tape of the plurality of tapes is adapted to transition from an undeployed state in which the endless pantograph structure is located at a first position relative to the base towards a deployed state in which the endless pantograph structure is located at a second position relative to the base that is a greater distance from the base than the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,971,792

FIRST AND SECOND DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDES DISPOSED IN RESPECTIVE MULTI-LAYER SUBSTRATES WHICH ARE CONNECTED BY A CONNECTION STRUCTURE HAVING CHOKE STRUCTURES THEREIN

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A connection structure for dielectric waveguides, comprising:a first multi-layer dielectric substrate, which includes a first dielectric waveguide having a first opening portion, and is configured to propagate a high-frequency signal therethrough; and
a second multi-layer dielectric substrate, which includes a second dielectric waveguide having a second opening portion, is arranged to be opposed to the first multi-layer dielectric substrate so that the first opening portion and the second opening portion are opposed to each other through a first space therebetween, and is configured to propagate the high-frequency signal therethrough,
wherein the first multi-layer dielectric substrate includes:
a first surface-layer conductor, which is provided so as to cover a surface of the first multi-layer dielectric substrate, the surface being opposed to the second multi-layer dielectric substrate, has the first opening portion formed therethrough, and has first cutouts formed at two positions spaced by ?/4 away from edges of the first opening portion so as to be opposed to each other through the first opening portion therebetween;
a first inner-layer conductor, which is provided in the first multi-layer dielectric substrate so as to be opposed to the first surface-layer conductor, and has a first conductor removed portion formed at a position opposed to the first opening portion; and
a plurality of first conductor columns, which are provided to extend from the first surface-layer conductor through the first inner-layer conductor in a laminating direction of the first multi-layer dielectric substrate so as to surround all sides of a perimeter of the first opening portion, and are arranged so as to form a waveguide wall of the first dielectric waveguide,
wherein the first multi-layer dielectric substrate has choke structures at two positions opposed to each other through the first opening portion therebetween,
wherein the choke structures include first choke passages, each having a length of ?/4, and second choke passages, each having a length of ?e/4,
wherein each of the first choke passages is formed as a space from each of the edges of the first opening portion to a corresponding one of the first cutouts in the first space,
wherein each of the second choke passages is formed as a space surrounded by a plurality of third conductor columns provided along an edge of each of the first cutouts, which is on a side opposite to a side on which the first dielectric waveguide is located, so as to connect the first surface-layer conductor and the first inner-layer conductor and the first conductor columns in a second space between the first surface-layer conductor and the first inner-layer conductor,
wherein a part of the first conductor columns is arranged at a position spaced by ?e/4 away from each of the first cutouts toward the first opening portion, in which ? is a free-space wavelength of a signal wave, and ?e is an effective wavelength in the dielectric substrates.

US Pat. No. 10,971,791

TRANSMISSION LINE FOR HIGH POWER TUNERS

1. Slotted airline (slabline) for high power slide screw impedance tuner, comprising two sidewalls, a test port and an idle port with coaxial connectors on each port and a cylindrical center conductor anchored on either coaxial connector between the ports,wherein
the center conductor is made of gold-plated lowest thermal expansion alloy SUPER INVAR 32-5.

US Pat. No. 10,971,790

WELL THERMALIZED MICROSTRIP FORMATION FOR FLEXIBLE CRYOGENIC MICROWAVE LINES IN QUANTUM APPLICATIONS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A microstrip that is usable in a quantum application (q-microstrip) comprising:a ground plane;
a polyimide film disposed over the ground plane at a first surface of the polyimide film; and
a conductor formed on a second surface of the polyimide film such that the first surface is substantially opposite to the second surface, wherein a material of the conductor provides greater than a threshold thermal conductivity (TH) with a structure of a dilution fridge stage (stage).

US Pat. No. 10,971,789

TRANSMISSION-LINE FILTERING WITH ENHANCED FREQUENCY RESPONSE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

15. An apparatus for enhancing a frequency response of a filtering operation, the apparatus comprising:a transmission-line filter including:
an input port;
an output port;
multiple transmission lines disposed between the input port and the output port, the multiple transmission lines including:
a first transmission line electrically coupled between the input port and a ground;
a second transmission line electrically coupled between the output port and the ground, the second transmission line having a proximal end and a distal end; and
a third transmission line disposed between the first transmission line and the second transmission line; and
a capacitor electrically coupled to the distal end of the second transmission line, wherein the proximal end of the second transmission line is closer to the output port than is the distal end of the second transmission line;
the transmission-line filter includes an inductor coupled between the distal end of the second transmission line and the ground; and
the inductor and the capacitor are coupled together in parallel between the distal end of the second transmission line and the ground,
wherein the first transmission line has another proximal end and another distal end; and
the capacitor is electrically coupled between the distal end of the second transmission line and the another distal end of the first transmission line.

US Pat. No. 10,971,788

METHOD OF FORMING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A delay line for an R.F. signal, the delay line comprising:a substrate having a surface;
a first platinum conductor on the substrate, the first platinum conductor having a first width and a first length, the first platinum conductor configured to receive a d.c. bias voltage at a first plurality of points along the first length wherein the d.c. bias voltage has a value that is greater than a ground reference value;
a barium-strontium-titanite material on the first platinum conductor;
a second platinum conductor on the barium-strontium-titanite material, the second platinum conductor having a second width and a second length, the second platinum conductor spaced laterally a first distance from the first plurality of points;
a first insulator on the second platinum conductor; and
a conductor on the first insulator and overlying the second platinum conductor, the conductor having a third length and electrically connected to the second platinum conductor at a second plurality of points formed through the first insulator and along the third length, the conductor configured to receive an R.F. signal wherein the R.F. signal propagates laterally through the conductor along the third length.

US Pat. No. 10,971,787

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR A DIELECTRIC ROTARY JOINT

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A device comprising:a first waveguide;
a second waveguide, wherein a dielectric fluid is interposed between the first waveguide and the second waveguide;
a first probe that emits first electromagnetic (EM) waves into the first waveguide, wherein the first waveguide guides the first EM waves, and wherein the first EM waves guided inside the first waveguide induce second EM waves in the second waveguide;
a second probe, wherein the second waveguide guides the second EM waves toward the second probe, wherein the second probe detects the second EM waves, wherein the second probe emits third EM waves into the second waveguide, wherein the third EM waves induce fourth EM waves in the first waveguide, wherein the first waveguide guides the fourth EM waves to the first probe, and wherein the first probe detects the fourth EM waves; and
an actuator that rotates the first waveguide, wherein the first waveguide remains within a given distance to the second waveguide in response to the actuator rotating the first waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,971,785

BUSBAR MODULE AND BATTERY PACK

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A busbar module comprising:a basic busbar module assembled to an electrode terminal group arranged in a row of a battery module formed of a plurality of battery cells; and
a holding member that holds the basic busbar module, wherein
the basic busbar module includes:
a plurality of busbars that is arranged along an arrangement direction of respective electrode terminals of the electrode terminal group and is electrically connected to the corresponding electrode terminals; and
a flexible flat conductor having a conductor portion that is electrically connected to the plurality of busbars, and an insulating holding portion that holds the plurality of busbars,
the holding member has a holding body that holds the basic busbar module for each of the plurality of busbars, each of the holding bodies is arranged side by side in an arrangement direction of the busbars,
the holding body has an insertion portion into which the busbar is inserted, and a holding portion that is engaged with the busbar during an insertion into the insertion portion and holds the busbar,
the insertion portion is provided at each of both ends in the arrangement direction of the holding bodies,
each of the insertion portions is formed such that two corner portions in the arrangement direction of the busbar are respectively inserted into the insertion portions, and
the holding portion of the holding body has a claw portion that is inserted into a locking hole of the busbar in a state where an end portion of the busbar in a direction perpendicular to the arrangement direction is inserted into the insertion portion.

US Pat. No. 10,971,784

BATTERY MODULE

CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECH...

1. A battery module, comprising:a harness isolation board provided with a mounting groove;
an output pole connection sheet provided with a through hole; and
a fixing assembly provided on the harness isolation board,
wherein the fixing assembly comprises:
a connecting member placed in the mounting groove and engaged with the mounting groove to be fixed on the harness isolation board; and
a fastening member securely connected to the connecting member, cooperating with the through hole, and fixing the output pole connection sheet,
the fastening member comprises a bolt and a nut, the bolt passes through the through hole of the output pole connection sheet and is screwed with the nut, and the connecting member is provided with a riveting hole, one end of the bolt is placed in the riveting hole and riveted to the connecting member via the riveting hole.

US Pat. No. 10,971,783

ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY HAVING IMPROVED HEAT STABILITY

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

1. An electrode assembly, comprising:a positive electrode plate having a positive electrode tab at one end thereof, a negative electrode plate having a negative electrode tab at one end thereof, and a separator interposed between the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate,
wherein the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate are stacked so that each of the tabs are positioned in the same direction, and
the separator has a gradient in thickness so that the thickness of one side having the electrode tabs is larger than that of the other side,
wherein the separator comprises a porous coating layer formed on at least one surface thereof, and the porous coating layer comprises a plurality of inorganic particles and a binder polymer for binding and fixing the inorganic particles with each other,
wherein the binder polymer comprises at least one of a high-molecular weight polyacrylonitrile-coacrylic acid, polyvinylidene fluoride copolymer, polyvinyl alcohol, carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), starch, hydroxypropyl cellulose, regenerated cellulose, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, tetrafluoroethylene, polyethylene, polypropylene, ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer (EPDM), sulfonated EPDM, styrene butadiene rubber, or fluororubber, and
wherein the porous coating layer has a gradient in thickness so that the separator having the porous coating layer has a uniform thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,971,782

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEPARATOR-INTEGRATED ELECTRODE, AND SEPARATOR-INTEGRATED ELECTRODE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A method for manufacturing a separator-integrated electrode having an electrode and a porous separator layer integrated with each other, the method comprising:preparing a solution containing a water-soluble polymer dissolved in a mixed solvent comprising water admixed with a first solvent having a higher boiling point than that of the water;
applying the solution in a film form to a surface of the electrode to form a coating made of the solution on the surface of the electrode; and
removing the mixed solvent from the coating by vaporization such that the porous separator layer made of the water-soluble polymer is formed on the surface of the electrode while a plurality of pores are formed in an inside of the coating due to removal of the first solvent, wherein:
a solubility of the water-soluble polymer in the first solvent is lower than that of the water-soluble polymer in the water.

US Pat. No. 10,971,781

SECONDARY BATTERY

LG Chem, Ltd.

1. A secondary battery comprising:an electrode assembly;
a battery can defining an outer wall accommodating the electrode assembly therein, the outer wall comprising a main body having a first thickness and a slim part having a second thickness thinner than the first thickness; and
a coating part applied to the slim part and made of a metal material having a tensile strength less than a tensile strength of the slim part, wherein a ratio of the tensile strength of the coating part to the tensile strength of the slim part is 0.5 to 0.7.

US Pat. No. 10,971,780

RELEASABLE BATTERY PACKAGE

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A device comprising:a processor;
memory accessible by the processor;
a battery bay that comprises a first surface;
a battery package disposed in the battery bay and operatively coupled to the processor, wherein the battery package comprises a second surface; and
materials disposed between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the materials comprise a first pressure sensitive adhesive, thermoplastic and a second pressure sensitive adhesive, wherein the first pressure sensitive adhesive binds the first surface and the thermoplastic, and wherein the second pressure sensitive adhesive binds the thermoplastic and the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,971,779

HOLDING DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE ASSEMBLY, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

WISTRON CORP., New Taipe...

1. An electronic device assembly, comprising:a holding device, comprising:
a casing, having an insertion opening; and
at least one holding structure, each of the at least one holding structure comprising a first holding portion and a second holding portion, wherein the second holding portion is located closer to the insertion opening than the first holding portion;
an insertion device, at least part of the insertion device is configured to be removably accommodated in the casing so that the insertion device has an installed position and a non-installed position, wherein the insertion device comprises a device main body and at least one engaging component, the at least one engaging component is connected to the device main body, the first holding portion of the at least one holding structure is configured to engage with the at least one engaging component of the insertion device so as to hold the insertion device at the installed position; and the second holding portion of the at least one holding structure is configured to engage with the at least one engaging component of the insertion device so as to hold the insertion device at the non-installed position; and
at least one releasing component, each comprising an elastic arm and a press block, wherein the press block is movably connected to the casing via the elastic arm and has a pushing portion that is located near a side of the first holding portion away from the second holding portion and configured to push the at least one engaging component of the insertion device so as to release the at least one engaging component from the first holding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,971,778

BATTERY PACK

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

1. A battery pack, comprising:a cell assembly having a plurality of secondary batteries;
an electronic component plate directly placed on an upper portion of the cell assembly and having a plate shape and configured to allow at least one electronic component to be mounted thereon;
a lower housing configured to have an inner space with an open top and to accommodate the cell assembly and the electronic component plate in the inner space; and
an upper housing configured to cover the open top of the lower housing,
wherein coupling members are respectively provided between a lower portion of the cell assembly and the lower housing, between the upper portion of the cell assembly and the electronic component plate, between the electronic component plate and the upper housing, and between the lower housing and the upper housing to couple and fix each other,
wherein the cell assembly has an assembly protrusion provided thereon, the electronic component plate has a first plate hole provided at a location corresponding to the assembly protrusion, and the assembly protrusion is inserted into and coupled to the first plate hole to couple and fix the upper portion of the cell assembly to the electronic component plate, and
wherein an assembly hole provided at a lower outer side of the cell assembly to protrude in a horizontal direction, and a lower protrusion is formed on an upper surface of the lower housing at a location corresponding to the assembly hole to insert into the assembly hole.

US Pat. No. 10,971,777

TRACTION BATTERY SUPPORT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A support assembly, comprising:a first tub having a floor that supports at least one first battery structure;
a second tub having a floor that supports at least one second battery structure and encloses the at least one first battery structure within the first tub, the second tub at least partially nested within the first tub such that the floor of the second tub is spaced a distance from the at least one first battery structure;
a cover that encloses the at least one second battery structure within the first tub; and
at least one common attachment that secures together the first tub, the second tub, and the cover, wherein the floor of the second tub directly supports the at least one second battery structure without directly supporting any portion of the at least one first battery structure.

US Pat. No. 10,971,776

BUTTON CELL HAVING WINDING ELECTRODE AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

VARTA MICROBATTERY GMBH, ...

1. A method for producing a button cell, the method comprising:providing a metal cell cup, the metal cell cup having a cell cup plane region connected to a cell cup lateral surface region;
providing a metal cell top, the metal cell top having a cell top plane region connected to a cell top lateral surface region;
providing a cylindrical electrode winding, the electrode winding having a first end side, a second end side, and an outer side, the electrode winding being formed from a multi- layer assembly that is wound in a spiral shape about an axis, the multi-layer assembly including:
a positive electrode formed from a first current collector coated with a first electrode material,
a negative electrode formed from a second current collector coated with a second electrode material, and
a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode;
connecting a first conductor to one of the first current collector or the second current collector;
placing the electrode winding into the cell top;
inserting the cell top into the cell cup to form a housing in which a strip-shaped first portion of the first conductor lies flat between (i) the first end side of the electrode winding and (ii) a first plane region selected from the cell cup plane region and the cell top plane region, the strip-shaped first portion of the first conductor having a maximum length that is less than a diameter of the first end side of the electrode winding; and
welding, after inserting the cell top into the cell cup to form the housing, the strip- shaped first portion of the first conductor to a surface of the first plane region located in the interior of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,971,775

AIR ELECTRODE, METAL-AIR BATTERY, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AIR ELECTRODE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An air electrode comprisinga sheet catalyst layer,
a fiberized water-repellent resin contained in the sheet catalyst layer and oriented in at least two and more directions in the planar direction of the sheet catalyst layer,
an oxygen reduction catalyst bound with the fiberized water-repellent resin, and
a conductive auxiliary agent bound with the fiberized water-repellent resin.

US Pat. No. 10,971,774

BATTERY PACK, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF BATTERY PACK, AND INTERVENING MEMBER

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A battery pack comprising:a battery module configured such that a plurality of cells and a plurality of intervening members are integrated with each other, the cells each including a heat dissipation surface, the intervening members each including a first intervening portion to be provided between corresponding cells adjacent to each other;
a cooler configured to cool the cells via a cooling surface of the cooler; and
a heat conductive layer including a heat conductive viscous material and provided between the heat dissipation surface and the cooling surface, wherein:
the cells and the cooler contact the heat conductive layer;
the intervening members each include a second intervening portion to be provided between the heat dissipation surface and the cooling surface;
the second intervening portion has a thickness in a thickness direction from the heat dissipation surface to the cooling surface;
the second intervening portion includes a communicating-passage side wall portion defining a communicating passage via which the heat dissipation surface communicates with the cooling surface;
the communicating-passage side wall portion has at least one of a tapered shape and an uneven shape, the tapered shape being configured such that a sectional area of the communicating passage, in a direction perpendicular to the thickness direction of the second intervening portion, increases along a direction from the heat dissipation surface toward the cooling surface, the uneven shape being configured such that protrusion portions each extending from the heat dissipation surface toward the cooling surface and recess portions each extending from the heat dissipation surface toward the cooling surface are arranged alternately in a stripe manner;
the heat conductive layer has a layer thickness that is equal to or more than the thickness of the second intervening portion; and
the heat conductive layer is filled in at least the communicating passage, out of the communicating passage and a part between the second intervening portion and the cooling surface.

US Pat. No. 10,971,773

COOLING DUCT OF HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY SYSTEM OF VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A cooling duct of a high voltage battery system of a vehicle, comprising:a duct body that forms an inlet open towards an interior of the vehicle;
an outlet formed at a side of the duct body opposite to the inlet to supply air introduced into the cooling duct through the inlet to a high voltage battery; and
a blocking wall formed between the inlet and the outlet to restrict rectilinear communication between the inlet and the outlet while allowing air flow between the inlet and the outlet,
wherein a depression is formed between the blocking wall and the inlet of the duct body and forms a curved air flow path from the inlet to the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,971,772

STORAGE MODULE HAVING HEATING MEASURES

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A storage module for storing electrical energy, the storage module comprising:a first storage cell, a second storage cell, and a third storage cell, each having a positive terminal and a negative terminal; and
a contact bridge, which connects one terminal of the first storage cell to one terminal of an opposite polarity of the second storage cell in an electrically conductive manner,
a second contact bridge, which connects the one terminal of the first storage cell or the second storage cell to one terminal of a same polarity of the third storage cell, wherein
the contact bridge and the second contact bridge are designed to reduce electrical resistance between electrically connected terminals of the first, second, and third storage cells, as the temperature rises.

US Pat. No. 10,971,771

BATTERY HEATING SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Contemporary Amperex Tech...

1. A battery heating system, comprising a main positive switch connected to a positive electrode of a battery pack, a main negative switch connected to a negative electrode of the battery pack, an inverter connected to the main positive switch and the main negative switch, a motor connected to the inverter and a battery management unit, wherein:the inverter includes a supporting capacitor, a first phase bridge arm, a second phase bridge arm and a third phase bridge arm connected in parallel, each of the first phase bridge arm, the second phase bridge arm and the third phase bridge arm has an upper bridge arm and a lower bridge arm, the upper bridge arm is provided with a switch unit, and the lower bridge arm is provided with a switch unit;
a first phase input terminal, a second phase input terminal and a third phase input terminal of the motor are respectively connected to a connection point of the upper bridge arm and the lower bridge arm in the first phase bridge arm, a connection point of the upper bridge arm and the lower bridge arm in the second phase bridge arm, and a connection point of the upper bridge arm and the lower bridge arm in the third phase bridge arm;
the inverter further includes a motor controller, and the motor controller is configured to output a drive signal to a target upper-bridge-arm switch unit and a target lower-bridge-arm switch unit so as to control the target upper-bridge-arm switch unit and the target lower-bridge-arm switch unit to be periodically turned on and off, the target upper-bridge-arm switch unit is a switch unit of the upper bridge arm of any one of the first phase bridge arm, the second phase bridge arm, and the third phase bridge arm, the target lower-bridge-arm switch unit is a switch unit of the lower bridge arm of at least one of the bridge arms except the bridge arm where the target upper-bridge-arm switch unit is located; and
the battery management unit is configured to collect state parameters of the battery pack, and send a control signal to the motor controller to control the motor controller to output the drive signal when the state parameters of the battery pack meet preset heating conditions,
wherein the motor controller includes three drive signal generation units corresponding to the first phase bridge arm, the second phase bridge arm and the third phase bridge arm respectively;
each of the three drive signal generation units includes a first filter subunit, a second filter subunit, a first NOR unit, and a second NOR unit;
a first terminal of the first filter subunit is connected to an original upper-bridge-arm drive signal terminal, a second terminal of the first filter subunit is connected to a first input terminal of the first NOR unit, and a third terminal of the first filter subunit is connected to a second input terminal of the first NOR unit and the ground;
a first terminal of the second filter subunit is connected to an original lower-bridge-arm drive signal terminal, a second terminal of the second filter subunit is connected to a third input terminal of the first NOR unit, and a third terminal of the second filter subunit is connected to a fourth input terminal of the first NOR unit and the ground;
a first output terminal of the first NOR unit is connected to a second input terminal of the second NOR unit, a second output terminal of the first NOR unit is connected to a third input terminal of the second NOR unit, and the first NOR unit is configured to perform a NOR operation on a signal at the first input terminal of the first NOR unit and a signal at the second input terminal of the first NOR unit, output an input signal at the second input terminal of the second NOR unit from the first output terminal of the first NOR unit, perform a NOR operation on a signal at the third input terminal of the first NOR unit and a signal at the fourth input terminal of the first NOR unit, and output an input signal at the third input terminal of the second NOR unit from the second output terminal of the first NOR unit; and
a first input terminal of the second NOR unit is connected to the original lower-bridge-arm drive signal terminal, a fourth input terminal of the second NOR unit is connected to the original upper-bridge-arm drive signal terminal, a first output terminal of the second NOR unit is connected to a control terminal of the switch unit of the upper bridge arm in the bridge arm, the second output terminal of the second NOR unit is connected to a control terminal of the switch unit of the lower bridge arm in the bridge arm, and the second NOR unit is configured to perform a NOR operation on a signal at the first input terminal of the second NOR unit and a signal at the second input terminal of the second NOR unit, output a drive signal of the switch unit of the upper bridge arm in the bridge arm from the first output terminal of the second NOR unit, perform a NOR operation on a signal at the third input terminal of the second NOR unit and a signal at the fourth input terminal of the second NOR unit, and output a drive signal of the switch unit of the lower bridge arm in the bridge arm from the second output terminal of the second NOR unit.

US Pat. No. 10,971,770

BATTERY PACK HAVING CRASH BEAM STRUCTURE

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

1. A battery pack, comprising:a plurality of battery modules;
a tray including an interior space where the plurality of battery modules are positioned;
a plurality of I-type beam frames traversing an upper surface of the tray to partition spaces where the plurality of battery modules are positioned, each I-type beam having a column that forms a height of the I-type beam frames with a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, a top piece and a bottom piece; and
a plurality of heatsinks disposed between the battery modules and the I-type beam frames and mounted to recessed portions formed at the first surface and the second surface of the column,
wherein the plurality of heatsinks includes a first heat sink contacting the first surface of the column of a first I-type beam frame and a second heat sink contacting the second surface of the column of the first I-type beam frame, the column extending between the first heat sink and second heat sink to prevent the first heat sink and second heat sink from contacting one another.

US Pat. No. 10,971,769

REUSABLE BATTERY INDICATOR WITH ELECTRICAL LOCK AND KEY

DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS,...

1. A battery with an electrical lock portion of an electrical lock and key assembly, the battery comprising:a housing, the housing having a positive terminal, and a negative terminal; and
a label attached to an outer surface of the housing, the label including an electrical lock portion that is separated from both the positive terminal and the negative terminal,
wherein the electrical lock portion is configured to interact with an electrical key on a battery indicator to allow the battery indicator to receive power, the electrical key generating a pulse that enables functionality of the battery indicator when interacting with the electrical lock portion.

US Pat. No. 10,971,768

PREFAILURE MONITORING SYSTEM

OneEvent Technologies, In...

1. A system comprising:a subsystem comprising a plurality of components; and
a monitoring system operably coupled to the subsystem and programmed to perform the following steps:
receive a first component measurement corresponding to a characteristic from at least one component of the subsystem;
receive environmental condition data;
determine a baseline from the first component measurement combined with the received environmental condition data;
receive a second component measurement from the at least one component;
determine if a subsystem characteristic has changed in a manner expected over a period of time equal the elapsed time between the first and second component measurement;
adjust the determined baseline to account for subsystem characteristics that have changed as expected;
compare the second measurement with the adjusted baseline to identify an issue with the at least one component; and
in response to the identified issue, activate a second subsystem which changes an operational condition of the component such that the risk of the identified issue is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,971,767

CHARGE VOLTAGE CONTROLLER FOR ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE, ENERGY STORAGE APPARATUS, BATTERY CHARGER FOR ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE, AND CHARGING METHOD FOR ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LT...

1. A charge voltage controller for a chargeable and dischargeable energy storage device including an electrode assembly having a positive electrode and a negative electrode,wherein the charge voltage controller is configured to control upper limit voltage applied to charge the energy storage device in accordance with at least one of charge time of the energy storage device, current inputted to the energy storage device, temperature of the energy storage device, and a state of charge of the energy storage device, to inhibit potential of the negative electrode from being lower than deposition potential at which metal ions transmitting and receiving an electric charge between the positive electrode and the negative electrode are deposited at the negative electrode, and
wherein the deposition potential is variable in accordance with a state of charge of the energy storage device, and/or charge time of the energy storage device, and/or current inputted to the energy storage device, and/or temperature of the energy storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,971,766

MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, BATTERY, AND MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

GS Yuasa International Lt...

1. A management system for an energy storage device using a positive active material that contains lithium iron phosphate, a conductive layer being formed on a surface of the positive active material, the management system comprising:a current measurement unit that measures a current flowing through the energy storage device;
a voltage measurement unit that measures a voltage of the energy storage device; and
a management unit,
wherein:
when a state in which a current value measured by the current measurement unit is less than a reference value is defined as a pause state of the energy storage device, the management unit executes:
a discharge process of discharging the energy storage device when the energy storage device is brought into the pause state,
a post-discharge measurement process of measuring a voltage with the voltage measurement unit after discharge of the energy storage device in the discharge process, and
a first estimation process of estimating a charge state of the energy storage device based on the voltage measured in the post-discharge measurement process and based on a correlation between a charge state and a voltage in the pause state after discharge.

US Pat. No. 10,971,765

CURRENT CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Palo Alto Research Center...

1. A system, comprising:at least one current collector layer;
an energy device that includes an active region configured to generate or consume electrical current; and
a current limiter comprising a plurality of electrochemical transistors disposed between the active region and the current collector layer, the plurality of electrochemical transistors (ECTs) arranged in an array such that each ECT in the array provides localized current control for the current providing or consuming device, each ECT comprising:
a drain electrode;
a source electrode;
a channel disposed between the drain and the source electrodes;
a gate electrode;
an electrolyte that electrically couples the gate electrode to the channel such that an electrical signal at the gate electrode controls electrical conductivity of the channel, wherein the current collector layer is a shared drain or source electrode for the ECTs.

US Pat. No. 10,971,764

CHARGING METHOD, CHARGING DEVICE, AND CHARGING SYSTEM

Positec Power Tools (Suzh...

1. A charging apparatus, wherein the charging apparatus comprises:a first charging interface, detachably connected to a first energy storage apparatus;
a second charging interface, detachably connected to a second energy storage apparatus, wherein
at the same time when the first energy storage apparatus is connected to the first charging interface, the second charging interface may be connected to the second energy storage apparatus;
a power supply conversion circuit, converting external power supply into charging energy;
a charging circuit, outputting charging energy output by the power supply conversion circuit to the first charging interface and the second charging interface, wherein the charging circuit comprises a first charging mode and a second charging mode, in the first charging mode, the charging circuit outputs charging energy to both the first charging interface and the second charging interface, and in the second charging mode, the charging circuit outputs charging energy to the first charging interface or the second charging interface selectively;
a control circuit, selectively sending a first signal or a second signal to the charging circuit, wherein when the control circuit sends the first signal, the charging circuit is in the first charging mode; and when the control circuit sends the second signal, the charging circuit is in the second charging mode;
wherein the control circuit further comprises a priority setting module, wherein in the second charging mode, the charging circuit sequentially outputs charging energy to the first charging interface and the second charging interface, and the charging circuit sets, according to a signal sent by the priority setting module, an order of outputting charging energy to the first charging interface and the second charging interface; and
wherein the priority setting module detects a second characteristic parameter of an energy storage apparatus connected to a charging interface; determines, according to the second characteristic parameter, a time required to fully charge the energy storage apparatus; and sends a signal to the charging circuit according to the determining result.

US Pat. No. 10,971,763

BATTERY PACK MANAGEMENT DEVICE

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

1. A battery pack management device including one or more battery modules each including a plurality of secondary batteries, the battery pack management device comprising:a master battery management system (BMS) including an external communicator configured to transmit and receive a signal to and from an external device, an internal communicator configured to transmit and receive a wireless communication signal, and a master controller programmed to process data received through the external communicator and the internal communicator; and
at least one slave BMS including a power supply configured to receive power from a respective battery module of the one or more battery modules and transmit the received power, a state measurement sensor configured to measure state information of at least one of a voltage and a temperature of the respective battery module, a slave wireless communicator configured to transmit and receive the wireless communication signal to and from the master BMS, and a slave controller programmed to control an on/off time of the slave wireless communicator,
wherein the power supply of each slave BMS includes a power supply unit and a switching unit disposed between the power supply unit and the respective slave controller, and
wherein each slave wireless communicator is programmed to supply a turn-on signal to the respective switching unit to turn on the respective switching unit to supply a driving power to the respective slave controller and a turn-off signal to turn off the respective switching unit to stop the supply of the driving power to the respective slave controller.

US Pat. No. 10,971,762

ELECTRODE DESIGN FOR L-ION BATTERY

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1. A method of operating a Li-ion battery comprising:responsive to a primary active material in an anode of the battery being fully intercalated at 100% SOC and an anode potential of the battery locally dropping below a primary active material potential at an interface between the anode and a separator upon conclusion of normal operation, irreversibly intercalating a layer of an anode reserve material with lithium at the interface,
wherein the reserve material is SrO, Mn4N, K2SO4, CaCl2, CaF2, SrF2, Ag, Mg, or Zn and has a reaction potential between 0 and 0.1 volts and is not reactive with lithium until the anode potential locally drops at the interface when the primary active material is fully intercalated to inhibit lithium plating on the anode.