Patents Assigned to Kinetic Technologies
  • Patent number: 10798653
    Abstract: A system for managing power on distributed devices may include a first device having a master logic and a second device having a slave logic. The master logic may enable the first device to communicate with multiple devices having the slave logic on one or more channels. The slave logic may enable the second device having the slave logic to communicate with the first device and to communicate with a third device having the slave logic. The slave logic may enable the multiple devices having the slave logic to manage operations of the distributed devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Kinetic Technologies
    Inventors: William Robert Pelletier, Brian B. North, Stephen E. Parks
  • Patent number: 10757484
    Abstract: A system that uses pulse-based communication may include a first device and a plurality of devices on a series connection. The first device may have a master circuit and the plurality devices may have a slave circuit. The master circuit may enable the first device to communicate with the plurality devices having the slave circuit on the series connection. The master circuit may enable the first device to send a pulse string including one or more pulses to the plurality devices. The slave circuit may enable the plurality devices to receive the pulse string from a previous device on the series connection and change the pulse string. The slave circuit may enable the plurality devices to send the pulse string to a next device on the series connection. Each of the plurality devices may determine its address in the series connection based on the pulse string it receives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Kinetic Technologies
    Inventors: William Robert Pelletier, Brian B. North, Jan Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10727745
    Abstract: A system that provides intelligent constant on-time control may include a first switch coupled to a power input; a second switch coupled to the first switch; a switching node between the first switch and the second switch, the switching node configured to be connected to an inductor and a power output; feedback paths coupled to (1) the switching node and (2) the power output, the feedback paths enabling feedback of signals from (1) the switching node, and (2) the power output; and a processor coupled to the feedback paths. The processor may be configured to control a voltage at the power output based on a combination of the signals carried by the feedback paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Kinetic Technologies
    Inventors: Xin Zhang, Jan Nilsson, William Robert Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10713192
    Abstract: A data transmission system includes a transmitter having a first switching re-timer and a receiver having a second switching re-timer. The first switching re-timer is configured to double a link rate per lane and halve the number of lanes, and the second switching re-timer is configured to halve the doubled link rate and double the halved number of lanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Kinetic Technologies
    Inventors: Maurizio Paganini, Alan Kobayashi, Ramakrishna Chilukuri, Rahul Kumar Agarwal, Nobuhiro Yanagisawa, Sujan Valiyaka Thomas
  • Patent number: 10577217
    Abstract: A yarn feeder may comprise a winding wheel, a driving member, at least a locating member, and a plurality of tension pieces. The winding wheel has a first end and a second end, and a plurality of locating holes are formed on the winding wheel adjacent to the first end. The driving member has a ring coupled with the second end of the winding wheel, and the ring comprises at least a driving rod extended along an outer surface of the winding wheel from the second end to the first end, and an end of the driving rod close to the first end which comprises a driving portion and a connecting portion thereon. The locating member comprises a shell, a pivot shaft, a first column, and a locating column. The tension pieces are respectively connected between the ring of the driving member and the first end of the winding wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sunshine Kinetics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shen-Te Feng
  • Patent number: 10464777
    Abstract: A yarn feeder may comprise a metric-sized motor and a winding wheel, and a drive shaft axially protruding from a first end of the motor is configured to connect to a rotating member. The winding wheel formed in a tube shape comprises a first end and a second end, and an interior channel is adapted to axially penetrate through the winding wheel from the first end to the second end thereof. The interior channel is configured to accommodate the motor, and the rotating member is coupled with the interior channel such that the motor is configured to drive the winding wheel through the rotating member. The motor in the present invention is a metric-sized motor which is not only easy to buy in the market but also reduces manufacturing cost and the volume of the yarn feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sunshine Kinetics Technology Co. Ltd
    Inventor: Shen-Te Feng
  • Publication number: 20190330008
    Abstract: A yarn feeder may comprise a metric-sized motor and a winding wheel, and a drive shaft axially protruding from a first end of the motor is configured to connect to a rotating member. The winding wheel formed in a tube shape comprises a first end and a second end, and an interior channel is adapted to axially penetrate through the winding wheel from the first end to the second end thereof. The interior channel is configured to accommodate the motor, and the rotating member is coupled with the interior channel such that the motor is configured to drive the winding wheel through the rotating member. The motor in the present invention is a metric-sized motor which is not only easy to buy in the market but also reduces manufacturing cost and the volume of the yarn feeder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Sunshine Kinetics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: SHEN-TE FENG
  • Patent number: 10367419
    Abstract: A switching regulator may comprise an inductor housed in an inductor housing, a wire electrically coupled to the inductor and housed in the inductor housing, an electrical component including a terminal, and a board including a board trace. The board trace may electrically couple the terminal with first wire. The electrical component and the inductor housing may be attached to the board. The attachment of the inductor housing to the board may create a space between the inductor housing and the board. The electrical component may be disposed within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: Kinetic Technologies, Silicon Fidelity, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshid Iravani, Kin Shum, Jan Nilsson, William Robert Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10329116
    Abstract: A sensing apparatus for yarn feeder may comprise a yarn feeder and a tension controller. The tension controller has an elongated sensing block installed therein, and a horizontal extending board is connected to the sensing block. An operating rod is mounted on a middle upper surface of the extending board at one end and upwardly sticks out of the tension controller to pivotally connect to a tension pulley at the other end. A yarn wound on a winding wheel of the yarn feeder is configured to couple with the tension pulley. At least an impedance sensing piece is attached on a surface of the sensing block, and a deformable hole horizontally penetrates through the sensing block. When the sensing block is pressed or pulled, the tension controller can obtain the tension value of the yarn and further calculate the torsion value of the yarn feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sunshine Kinetics Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Shen-Te Feng
  • Publication number: 20190124957
    Abstract: A food storage cabinet may comprise a main body, an inert gas cylinder, a vacuum unit and a storage container. The main body has a controller which is electrically connected to a motor, and the motor further comprises a spindle connected to a measuring rod to achieve dropping stored food to a scale. The scale is also electrically connected to the controller such that when the preset amount of stored food on the scale is met, the controller is configured to automatically stop the motor. The inert gas cylinder and the vacuum unit are used for maintaining the inner space of the storage container in vacuum and filled with inert gas respectively, thereby keeping the stored food fresh. Also, an operating unit is installed adjacent to the measuring rod of the storage container to drive the measuring rod for dropping stored food manually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Sunshine Kinetics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: SHEN-TE FENG
  • Patent number: 10246291
    Abstract: A yarn feeder may comprise a driver and a winding wheel. The driver has a front cover, a rear cover, a stator disc and a rotor disc, and the front cover and the rear cover are configured to fit together to form a housing therebetween which accommodates the stator disc and the rotor disc therein. The stator disc has a first through hole, and a plurality of teeth are formed around the first through hole to enable a couple of coils to be wound thereon. The rotor disc has a connecting hole, and a plurality of magnetic members are formed around the connecting hole. A connecting base extended from a first end of the winding wheel is engaged with the connecting hole, and the driver is connected to a tension controller to detect the tension of yarn and further to control the rotational speed of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sunshine Kinetics Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Shen-Te Feng
  • Patent number: 10212658
    Abstract: A system for managing power on distributed devices may include a first device having a master logic and a second device having a slave logic. The master logic may enable the first device to communicate with multiple devices having the slave logic on one or more channels. The slave logic may enable the second device having the slave logic to communicate with the first device and to communicate with a third device having the slave logic. The slave logic may enable the multiple devices having the slave logic to manage operations of the distributed devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kinetic Technologies
    Inventors: William Robert Pelletier, Brian B. North, Stephen E. Parks
  • Publication number: 20190031464
    Abstract: A yarn feeder may comprise a driver and a winding wheel. The driver has a front cover, a rear cover, a stator disc and a rotor disc, and the front cover and the rear cover are configured to fit together to form a housing therebetween which accommodates the stator disc and the rotor disc therein. The stator disc has a first through hole, and a plurality of teeth are formed around the first through hole to enable a couple of coils to be wound thereon. The rotor disc has a connecting hole, and a plurality of magnetic members are formed around the connecting hole. A connecting base extended from a first end of the winding wheel is engaged with the connecting hole, and the driver is connected to a tension controller to detect the tension of yarn and further to control the rotational speed of the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Sunshine Kinetics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: SHEN-TE FENG
  • Publication number: 20190032253
    Abstract: A sensing apparatus for yarn feeder may comprise a yarn feeder and a tension controller. The tension controller has an elongated sensing block installed therein, and a horizontal extending board is connected to the sensing block. An operating rod is mounted on a middle upper surface of the extending board at one end and upwardly sticks out of the tension controller to pivotally connect to a tension pulley at the other end. A yarn wound on a winding wheel of the yarn feeder is configured to couple with the tension pulley. At least an impedance sensing piece is attached on a surface of the sensing block, and a deformable hole horizontally penetrates through the sensing block. When the sensing block is pressed or pulled, the tension controller can obtain the tension value of the yarn and further calculate the torsion value of the yarn feeder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Sunshine Kinetics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: SHEN-TE FENG
  • Patent number: 10069417
    Abstract: A switching regulator may include an inductor housing, a board, and one or more electrical components. The inductor housing may house an inductor and one or more wires. The board may include one or more board traces and one or more solder pads. The electrical components may include one or more chips, capacitors, voltage sources, and/or other electrical components. The inductor housing may be attached to the board to create a space between the inductor housing and the board. The space may be created underneath the inductor housing and above the board. One or more electrical components may be attached to the board. One or more electrical components may be disposed within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Kinetic Technologies, Silicon Fidelity, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshid Iravani, Kin Shum, Jan Nilsson, William Robert Pelletier
  • Patent number: 9742390
    Abstract: A switch-mode DC converter configured to generate a converted voltage from an input voltage is provided. The switch-mode DC converter includes an inductor configured to store energy, and a switch coupled with the inductor at a switching node, wherein the switch is configurable to be turned on or off to control the discharging of the energy stored at the inductor to an output node of the converter, wherein the output node is configured to provide the converted voltage. The switch-mode DC converter also includes a circuit configured to control a timing of turning-off of the switch based on a voltage difference between the switch, wherein a measurement of the voltage difference is adjusted based on a voltage at the switching node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: KINETIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Brian North
  • Patent number: 9673319
    Abstract: A slotted gate power transistor is a lateral power device including a substrate, a gate dielectric formed over the substrate, a channel region in the substrate below the gate dielectric and gate electrode layer formed over the gate dielectric. The gate electrode layer overlaps the gate dielectric above the channel region, an accumulation region, and a drift region below an oxide filled shallow trench isolation (or STI) or locally oxidized silicon (LOCOS) region. The slotted gate power transistor includes one or more slots or openings on the gate electrode layer over the accumulation region. Electrical connectivity is maintained over the entire gate electrode layer without external wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignees: KINETIC TECHNOLOGIES, SILICON FIDELITY, INC.
    Inventors: Farshid Iravani, Jan Nilsson
  • Patent number: 9306059
    Abstract: A slotted gate power transistor is a lateral power device including a substrate, a gate dielectric formed over the substrate, a channel region in the substrate below the gate dielectric and gate electrode layer formed over the gate dielectric. The gate electrode layer overlaps the gate dielectric above the channel region, an accumulation region, and a drift region below an oxide filled shallow trench isolation (or STI) or locally oxidized silicon (LOCOS) region. The slotted gate power transistor includes one or more slots or openings on the gate electrode layer over the accumulation region. Electrical connectivity is maintained over the entire gate electrode layer without external wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: Kinetic Technologies, Silicon Fidelity
    Inventors: Farshid Iravani, Jan Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20150364998
    Abstract: A switch-mode DC converter configured to generate a converted voltage from an input voltage is provided. The switch-mode DC converter includes an inductor configured to store energy, and a switch coupled with the inductor at a switching node, wherein the switch is configurable to be turned on or off to control the discharging of the energy stored at the inductor to an output node of the converter, wherein the output node is configured to provide the converted voltage. The switch-mode DC converter also includes a circuit configured to control a timing of turning-off of the switch based on a voltage difference between the switch, wherein a measurement of the voltage difference is adjusted based on a voltage at the switching node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: KINETIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Brian NORTH
  • Patent number: 9151285
    Abstract: An air pump structure includes a main body. The main body has a central air chamber. The main body has two side air chambers at two sides thereof. The two side air chambers communicate with the central air chamber through an air inlet unit. The two side air chambers each have a passage at a lower end thereof to communicate with an air outlet. A one-way valve plate is coupled to the air outlet. Two air pump members are to seal the two side air chambers. The air pump members cooperate with a link member and an electromagnetic member to pump air. The present invention has a simple configuration and lowers the cost and is convenient for assembly to enhance its quality and prevent air leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: AIR KINETIC TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventor: Shang-Neng Wu