Patents Assigned to Flextronics International USA, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9694735
    Abstract: A system, device and method for opening an electromechanical system of a vehicle. The system includes a capacitive emblem switch and a transponder, where the transponder includes an identifier of the vehicle. The capacitive emblem switch is activated when the user is in proximity of the vehicle with the transponder. The electromechanical system, such as a rear hatch of the vehicle opens when the user motions in front of the activated capacitive emblem switch. In embodiments, the capacitive emblem switch may be incorporated into a vehicle logo or a vehicle model number. In an embodiment, LED lights are used to indicate activation of the capacitive emblem switch. The LED lights may change color to indicate a completion of the method. The capacitive emblem switch may be transparent. The transponder may be a key fob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun Sheehan, Kevin Roman Buermann, Bruce D. Olson
  • Patent number: 9501051
    Abstract: An exemplary aspect comprises a control apparatus comprising: (a) a controller comprising a microprocessor; (b) a wireless transceiver in communication with said microprocessor and operable to communicate over a wireless network with an application on a mobile device; (c) a light switch controlled by the controller; (d) a sensor in communication with the controller; and (e) a front panel that allows a user to interface with the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Josh Wright, Ben Kaufman, Gabe Ochoa
  • Publication number: 20160214525
    Abstract: A system, device and method for opening an electromechanical system of a vehicle. The system includes a capacitive emblem switch and a transponder, where the transponder includes an identifier of the vehicle. The capacitive emblem switch is activated when the user is in proximity of the vehicle with the transponder. The electromechanical system, such as a rear hatch of the vehicle opens when the user motions in front of the activated capacitive emblem switch. In embodiments, the capacitive emblem switch may be incorporated into a vehicle logo or a vehicle model number. In an embodiment, LED lights are used to indicate activation of the capacitive emblem switch. The LED lights may change color to indicate a completion of the method. The capacitive emblem switch may be transparent. The transponder may be a key fob.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL USA, INC.
    Inventors: Shaun Sheehan, Kevin Roman Buermann, Bruce D. Olson
  • Patent number: 9282686
    Abstract: Alignment markers are added to each layer of a multiple layer substrate for proper alignment. Optical alignment markers are applied on the surface of each substrate layer. Groups of alignment markers are arranged in localized areas on each substrate layer. Each localized group of alignment markers are referred to as alignment target areas. The alignment markers in a first alignment target area on the first substrate layer are to be aligned with corresponding alignment markers in a second alignment target area on the second substrate layer. In some embodiments, the first alignment target area includes an alignment marker configured for manual alignment and another alignment marker configured for machine alignment. The second alignment target area has a corresponding manual alignment marker and machine alignment marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Galen Murray, Kevin Corrigan, Edward Mahagnoul
  • Patent number: 9197132
    Abstract: A controller for a power converter, and method of operating the same. The controller improves power converter operating efficiency by regulating an internal power converter operating characteristic depending on a value of a power converter parameter measured after a manufacturing step, or an environmental parameter, preferably employing a table with entries dependent on the parameter value. The internal operating characteristic may be an internal bus voltage, a voltage level of a drive signal for a power switch, a number of paralleled power switches selectively enabled to conduct, or a basic switching frequency of the power converter. The controller may regulate an internal operating characteristic of the power converter using a functional relationship dependent on the parameter value. The environmental parameter may be received as a signal from an external source. The parameter measured after a manufacturing step may be a parameter measured from representative power converter(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Artusi, Allen F. Rozman
  • Publication number: 20130227504
    Abstract: A method for designing an electronic component includes receiving a device criteria (e.g., a parametric value, procurement value, etc.) from a designer, querying a database for devices corresponding to the device criteria, querying the database for procurement data and/or engineering data associated with the corresponding devices, presenting the devices to the designer based on the procurement data, and receiving input from the designer identifying one of the presented devices as a selected device. In a particular method, the returned devices are sorted based on one or more procurement values (e.g., manufacturer, price, availability, manufacturer status, etc.), and presented to the designer in a ranked list. Objects representative of the selected devices are then entered into a design file, and the objects are associated with the device's engineering and/or procurement data. In a particular embodiment, the objects are associated with the engineering data by embedding the engineering data in the file object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8502520
    Abstract: An isolated power converter that includes, in one embodiment, a first magnetic core having a primary winding and a secondary winding around the first magnetic core. The power converter includes a second magnetic core having a first leg, a second leg coupled to the first leg, and a third leg coupled to the first and second legs, wherein a part of the third leg is equidistant from the first leg and the second leg. The power converter also includes a first winding encircling the first leg, a first end of the first winding coupled to the secondary winding, a second winding encircling the second leg, a first end of the second winding coupled to the secondary winding, and a third winding encircling the third leg, a first end of the third winding coupled to a second end of the first winding and to a second end of the second winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc
    Inventor: Sriram Chandrasekaran
  • Patent number: 8477514
    Abstract: A power system having a power converter with an adaptive controller. In one embodiment, a power converter coupled to a load includes a power switch configured to conduct for a duty cycle to provide an output characteristic at an output thereof. The power converter also includes a power converter controller configured to receive a signal from the load indicating a system operational state of the load and enable a power converter topological state as a function of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Artusi, Ross Fosler, Allen F. Rozman
  • Patent number: 8415737
    Abstract: A semiconductor device, a method of forming the same, and a power converter including the semiconductor device. In one embodiment, the semiconductor device includes a heavily doped substrate, a source/drain contact below the heavily doped substrate, and a channel layer above the heavily doped substrate. The semiconductor device also includes a heavily doped source/drain layer above the channel layer and another source/drain contact above the heavily doped source/drain layer. The semiconductor device further includes pillar regions through the another source/drain contact, the heavily doped source/drain layer, and portions of the channel layer to form a vertical cell therebetween. Non-conductive regions of the semiconductor device are located in the portions of the channel layer. The semiconductor device still further includes a gate above the non-conductive regions in the pillar regions. The semiconductor device may also include a Schottky diode including the channel layer and a Schottky contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Berinder P. S. Brar, Wonill Ha
  • Patent number: 8373976
    Abstract: A novel integrated computer includes a support base, a computer component pivotally coupled to the support base, and a display component slidably coupled to the computer component. The pivotal connection between the support base and the computer component facilitates adjustment of the tilt of the display. The slidable connection between the computer component and the display component facilitates height adjustment of the display, without affecting the tilt of the display. A biasing member prevents unwanted movement of the display, while allowing adjustment of the display. A method for manufacturing the integrated computer is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Titzler, Chen-Chien Kuo, Stephen T. Schooley
  • Publication number: 20130032203
    Abstract: A solar cell having a molded lead frame, and method of manufacture of same, is disclosed. Specifically, a plurality of solar cells is manufactured from a strip of lead-frames and soft solder techniques for die assembly and component assembly. After wire bonding, glass attachment and transfer molding, a trim and form process produces individual solar cells having a molded lead frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL USA, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel Waising Tam, Tai Wai (David) Pun, Tak Shing (Dick) Pang
  • Patent number: 8300748
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that allows egress pointer smoothing data by evaluating the average fill of an elastic store. For one embodiment of the invention, an elastic store implements a plurality of independent FIFOs, each FIFO having a write pointer and a read pointer, the write pointer including a marking pointer field and valid flag field. An incoming byte is received to a location within a traffic memory and the write pointer is used to instruct the traffic memory to indicate that the incoming bit has been received to the location. The valid flag field is set to indicate that the value at the location is currently valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Brian Carson
  • Patent number: 8134443
    Abstract: A matrix integrated magnetics (MIM) “Extended E” core in which a plurality of outer legs are disposed on a base and separated along a first outer edge to define windows therebetween. A center leg is disposed on the top region of the base and separated from the outer legs to define a center window. The center leg is suitably positioned along a second outer edge opposite the first or between outer legs positioned along opposing outer edges. A plate is disposed on the outer legs opposite the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sriram Chandrasekaran, Vivek Mehrotra
  • Patent number: 8125205
    Abstract: A power converter includes a power train with a coupled inductor and a plurality of regulators, and method of forming and operating the same. In one embodiment, the power train includes a coupled inductor including a magnetic core with a common leg, a first leg and a second leg. The coupled inductor also includes a common winding formed around the common leg, and first and second windings. The first winding is formed around the first leg, and is electrically and magnetically coupled to the common winding. The second winding is formed around the second leg, and is electrically and magnetically coupled to the common winding. The power train also includes a first regulator including a first main switch coupled to the first winding and a second regulator including a second main switch coupled to the second winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sriram Chandrasekaran, Raymond George Mayer
  • Patent number: 8094195
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a digital camera includes dispersing white light through a test device to generate a color dispersion image including a plurality of different wavelengths of light; capturing a test image of the color dispersion image; obtaining intensity values corresponding to at least two of the different wavelengths of light from the test image; and comparing the intensity values to expected intensity values. The test device may include a color dispersion medium, e.g., a variable band pass filter, and/or a light transmission medium. The method may further include obtaining at least two different values corresponding to an intensity pattern image containing a plurality of intensities of undispersed light transmitted through a light transmission medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Melvin Butterworth
  • Patent number: 8059642
    Abstract: A method and system for providing single stage pointer and overhead processing is disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, data including bytes of each of multiple types of overhead data is received at a logical element of a communications network. The logical element includes a labeler to label the bytes of each of the multiple types of overhead data and a pointer processor to read the labeled bytes and perform specific operations corresponding to the label, wherein the bytes of at least one type of overhead data are labeled based on feedback provided by the pointer processor to the labeler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Brian Carson
  • Patent number: 7906941
    Abstract: A controller for a power processing circuit and a related method of operating the same. In one embodiment, the controller includes a multiplier configured to produce a product of an input current and an input voltage of the power processing circuit. The controller also includes a low-pass filter configured to produce an input power estimate of an input power to the power processing circuit as a function of the product of the input current and the input voltage. In another embodiment, the controller is a power-factor controller and includes a voltage loop compensator configured to produce a voltage compensation signal as a function of an output voltage of the power processing circuit. The controller also includes an input power estimator configured to produce an input power estimate of an input power to the power processing circuit as a function of the voltage compensation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandrasekaran Jayaraman, Prashant Gugle
  • Patent number: 7889517
    Abstract: A power system having a power converter with an adaptive controller. The power system is coupled to a load and includes a power system controller that receives a signal indicating a system operational state of the load and selects a power converter operational state as a function thereof. The power system also includes a power converter with a power switch that conducts for a duty cycle to provide a regulated output characteristic at an output thereof. The power converter also includes a controller that receives a command from the power system controller to enter the power converter operational state and provides a signal to control the duty cycle of the power switch as a function of the output characteristic and in accordance with the command, thereby regulating an internal operating characteristic of the power converter to improve an operating efficiency thereof as a function of the system operational state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Artusi, Ross Fosler, Allen F. Rozman
  • Patent number: 7876191
    Abstract: A power converter employing a magnetic device including a magnetic core and first and second tapped windings. Each winding of the magnetic device has first and second winding sections, respectively, coupled to the magnetic core, wherein the first and second winding sections are formed from a formed and folded planar conductive sheet. The magnetic core includes a common leg, a plurality of outer legs, and a top plate. The first and second winding sections are constructed with a formed and folded planar conductive sheet formed with structures usable as pins in a through-hole, surface-mount, or combined printed wiring board assembly process. The outer legs at either end of the magnetic core are positioned back from magnetic core ends, and the magnetic core is formed with a stepped structure to accommodate winding pins in a surface-mount printed wiring board assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sriram Chandrasekaran, Kris Y. Kao, Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 7876760
    Abstract: A method and system for providing single stage pointer and overhead processing is disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, data including bytes of each of multiple types of overhead data is received at a logical element of a communications network. The logical element includes a labeler to label the bytes of each of the multiple types of overhead data and a pointer processor to read the labeled bytes and perform specific operations corresponding to the label, wherein the bytes of at least one type of overhead data are labeled based on feedback provided by the pointer processor to the labeler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Brian Carson