Patents Examined by Abdullah A Riyami
  • Patent number: 11985744
    Abstract: In one form, a switching controller includes a buck controller and a bypass circuit. The buck controller has an input for receiving a variable voltage, an output for providing a buck voltage by switching the variable voltage into an inductive output filter according to a switching signal having a variable duty cycle to regulate a current into a load. The bypass circuit is coupled to the buck controller for comparing the variable duty cycle of the switching signal to a threshold, for activating a bypass signal in response to the variable duty cycle exceeding the threshold, and for subsequently de-activating the bypass signal according to a predetermined algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Sebastien Bras, Jan Plojhar
  • Patent number: 11984705
    Abstract: A spark plug assembly includes a spark plug, where the spark plug includes a high voltage connector, an insulator body, a metallic shell, and an electrical conductor at least partly disposed in the insulator body and the metallic shell. The spark plug assembly includes a detection unit having a transmitter device and a receiver device. The transmitter device is coupled to the spark plug and is electrically disposed between the high voltage connector and the electrical conductor. Further, the transmitter device is configured to draw an excitation current from the electrical conductor. The transmitter device includes an optical signal generator that is configured to generate an optical signal in response to the drawn excitation current. The receiver device is disposed in optical communication with the transmitter device and configured to receive the optical signal from the transmitter device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: AI ALPINE US BIDCO INC.
    Inventors: Viswanathan Kanakasabai, Suma Memana Narayana Bhat, Markus Kraus, Thomas Martin Mai
  • Patent number: 11984683
    Abstract: A connector 10 includes a plurality of terminals 20 extending in parallel to each other, a plurality of wires 30 to be connected to the respective terminals 20 and parallel to each other, and a housing 40 made of resin, the plurality of terminals 20 and the plurality of wires 30 being embedded in the housing. The housing 40 includes a body portion 50 for collectively covering the plurality of terminals 20, a plurality of projecting portions 60 projecting from the body portion 50 to individually cover the plurality of wires 30 and provided at intervals from each other in a first direction Z, and a coupling portion 63 for coupling two projecting portions 60 adjacent to each other in the first direction Z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 11985743
    Abstract: A single rail control system with receiver modules associated with a motherboard of a personal computer and a power supply, comprises a transmitter module, a connector module, and at least one receiver module. One of the first microcontrollers of the transmitter module is controlled by the motherboard or software running on the system/CPU. The connector module is associated with the transmitter module, the power supply, and the receiver module. The connector module is able to be connected in series to increase the number of the receiver module. The receiver module is able to simultaneously receive the control instruction of the first microcontroller and the power provided from the power supply through the connector module, so that a plurality of RGB LEDs are controlled by one of the second microcontrollers of the receiver module to emit light to the outside. Since the receiver module does not require additional power cables, the unnecessary wires can be effectively reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Corsair Memory, Inc.
    Inventor: Taniyyus Fahim Syed
  • Patent number: 11980710
    Abstract: Cartridges for vaporizer devices are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, the cartridge can include an atomizer and a channel extending through the cartridge from an inlet to an outlet. The atomizer includes a wicking element that is configured to substantially draw a vaporizable material from a reservoir and into the atomizer, and a heating element that is configured to substantially vaporize the vaporizable material into a vaporized material. The channel has an airflow path and a vapor path that intersect at a first junction between the inlet and the outlet. The airflow path is configured to receive and substantially allow air to pass therethrough, and the vapor path is configured to direct the vaporized material into the first junction so that the vaporized material mixes with the air to substantially form an aerosol downstream of the atomizer. Vaporizer devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Juul Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Adam Bowen, Christopher James Rosser
  • Patent number: 11980235
    Abstract: An aerosol generating device according to an embodiment may include a case including an accommodation space for accommodating at least a part of an aerosol generating article; a heater that heats the aerosol generating article accommodated in the accommodation space to generate aerosol; and an air circulator that generates air flow to discharge air in the accommodation space to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sung Wook Yoon
  • Patent number: 11984613
    Abstract: A battery pack includes battery cell having a discharge valve opened when an internal pressure exceeds a set pressure, and case housing battery cell. Case has opening, and opening is blocked by porous plate made of resin. Porous plate has a plurality of through-holes, an expansion gap of a discharge gas is formed by stacking a plurality of the porous plates, through-holes provided in each of porous plates are arranged at non-facing positions not facing through-holes provided in adjacent another porous plate, and the discharge gas of the discharge valve passes through through-holes provided in porous plates and the expansion gap and is discharged to an outside of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeaki Wakabayashi, Kensaku Takeda
  • Patent number: 11981451
    Abstract: Systems and methods to combine lights and cameras are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may carry a housing that holds both a lighting component and a video camera; receive instructions to operate the lighting component in at least one of two different lighting modes, including a landing lighting mode and a taxi lighting mode; control the video camera to capture video information at a particular frame rate; and control the lighting component to emit light in a manner that supports at least one particular lighting mode and that includes switching off or turning down the lighting component in synchrony with the particular frame rate to reduce glare and/or otherwise improve the captured video information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Daedalean AG
    Inventors: Luuk Adriaan Cornelis van Dijk, Boris Ivov Videnov, Mathias Robin Widmer
  • Patent number: 11984882
    Abstract: A color temperature switching scheme for an LED lighting device is disclosed. The color temperature switching scheme includes a plurality of different color temperature performances correspondingly generated by a plurality of different paired combinations of a first electric power allocated to a first LED load emitting a light with a first color temperature and a second electric power allocated to a second LED load emitting a light with a second color temperature such that a mingled color temperature between the first color temperature and the second color temperature can be generated thru a light diffuser. For tuning the mingled color temperature of the LED lighting device a reverse yet complementary power adjustment process for distributing a total electric power T between the first LED circuit and the second LED circuit is required such that a total light intensity remains unchanged while the mingled color temperature is being adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: VAXCEL INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chia-Teh Chen
  • Patent number: 11984689
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a conductive housing for the connector and a connector comprising the conductive housing. The conductive housing comprises a plurality of side surfaces, at least one of which comprising a plurality of terminal connection portions spaced apart from one another at an edge portion of the side surface, and a gap being formed between two adjacent terminal connection portions; and a plurality of terminal pins, each of which being connected to the respective terminal connection portion. The conductive housing further comprises at least one conductive elastic piece, one of which being connected between the two adjacent terminal connection portions to at least partially cover the gap between the two adjacent terminal connection portions. By means of such arrangement, the conductive elastic piece covers most areas between the terminal pins so as to enhance electromagnetic compatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: STARCONN ELECTRONIC (Su Zhou) Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung Nan Pao, Fu Su, Hong Yang Ping, Qing Gu, Dong Qi Kuang
  • Patent number: 11984688
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an elongated insulative housing having a bottom wall, a pair of side walls along a lengthwise direction, and an island located between the pair of side walls to form two longitudinal grooves; a row of contacts secured to each of the pair of side walls and exposed to a corresponding groove; and a shielding shell having a base secured to the insulative housing and a peripheral wall surrounding the pair of side walls to form an annular groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ming-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 11978540
    Abstract: A system and device for collecting and delivering smoker statistics to an external storage device that accurately describe a smoker's smoking habits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Fontem Ventures B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Christopher Howard
  • Patent number: 11978984
    Abstract: Provided is a signal cable including a connector (20) including a shell (21) that houses a connection terminal (22) to be connected to a connection terminal included in an electronic device and that is electrically connected to a frame ground of the electronic device in a state in which the connector (20) is connected to the electronic device, a cable body (10) including a ground connection wire electrically connected to the shell (21), and a supporting member (40) having a tubular shape and having a higher rigidity than the surface of the cable body (10). The connector-side end portion of the cable body (10) is led inside the supporting member (40), the connector-side end portion of the ground connection wire includes a folded portion that folded, and is disposed outside the supporting member (40), and the shell (21) is fixed to the cable body (10) in a state in which the folded portion is sandwiched between the shell (21) and the supporting member (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Tetsufumi Nozawa
  • Patent number: 11978973
    Abstract: A connector includes: half body parts each including a connector body, and a plurality of terminals attached to the body; end parts formed on both ends of the body formed by allowing the bodies to abut each other; and reinforcing brackets attached to the respective end parts. Each of the bodies is a member integrated with the terminals by primary insert molding, and includes a protrusion extending in the longitudinal direction and holding the terminals, and an embedded part connected to both ends in the longitudinal direction of the protrusion. The end part includes a covering part covering at least the embedded part of each of the bodies, and the covering part is a member integrated with the embedded part and the bracket by secondary insert molding. The connector allows for the spacing between protrusions to be narrowed, simplifying manufacturing, reducing size, and improving reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Daishi Gondo
  • Patent number: 11978972
    Abstract: An electrical connector is capable of performing stable inspection without affecting an extraction force of a connector engagement portion. The electrical connector includes a housing having an electrical insulation property, an internal terminal held by the housing, and an external terminal held by the housing, with the external terminal to be electrically connected to a ground. The external terminal includes a fitting portion having a first engagement wall portion at one side and having a second engagement wall portion at the other side in a plan view from a connector insertion/extraction direction. A first engagement portion is formed at the first engagement wall portion, and a second engagement portion is formed at the second engagement wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshimichi Oiwane
  • Patent number: 11969019
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention includes a plurality of coils which have different numbers of windings and generate an alternating magnetic field when alternating current is applied; a susceptor for generating an aerosol by heating adjacent aerosol-generating substrates using heat generated through the alternating magnetic fields generated from the plurality of coils; and a controller for controlling a predetermined alternating current to be supplied to each of the plurality of coils, wherein the controller controls a first portion and a second portion of the susceptor to be heated differentially by alternating current supplied to the plurality of coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seung Won Lee, Sang Kyu Park
  • Patent number: 11973285
    Abstract: A terminal and a receptacle connector are provided. The terminal comprises a soldering segment, an upright arm and a bending arm. The soldering segment has a first end portion and the upright arm extends upwardly from the first end portion. The bending arm bends back and obliquely extends upwardly close to the upright arm and includes an upper bending segment and a contact segment extends upwardly from the upper bending segment. A shoulder portion is formed at each of at least one side edge of two side edges of each of at least one of the upright arm and the bending arm, the two side edges are connected with the soldering segment, the shoulder portion protrudes relative to a corresponding side edge of the soldering segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Hien-Hwee Tan, Yueh-Ting Chiang, Yao-Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 11973297
    Abstract: An electrical connector including an insulating body, a first metallic member, a second metallic member, a plurality of terminals, and a metallic shell is provided. The insulating body has a base portion, a thickened step portion, and a tongue portion. The thickened step portion is located at a root of the base portion. The first metallic member and the second metallic member are disposed on an upper surface and a lower surface of the insulating body. The metallic shell is disposed on an exterior of the insulating body to surround the first metallic member, the second metallic member, and the terminals, wherein the front flat contact portion of each of the terminals is exposed out of the tongue portion, and a portion of the first metallic member and a portion of the second metallic member are exposed out of the thickened step portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Advanced Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Chingtien Chen, Wei Wan, Hua-Yan Wu
  • Patent number: 11973291
    Abstract: A first connector includes a first terminal member having a tip side extending in a first direction X1, a first connector housing for holding the first terminal member, and a slide member to be held in the first connector housing. The first connector housing includes a protecting portion for covering the first terminal member except a part on a side in a second direction Y1 orthogonal to the first direction X1, out of surrounding sides orthogonal to the first direction X1, a first opening open in the first direction X1 in the protecting portion, and a second opening open in the second direction Y1 in the protecting portion. The slide member is slidable in a first opposite direction X2 opposite to the first direction X1 from a closing position for closing the second opening to an opening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Sakai
  • Patent number: 11973295
    Abstract: A high-speed connector includes an insulating body and a terminal module. The terminal module includes a number of terminal groups. Each terminal group includes a number of ground terminals, a number of signal terminals and two shielding pieces. The ground terminal includes a ground pin. The signal terminal includes a signal pin. Each shielding piece includes a number of convex portions and a number of surrounding portions. The ground pins and the signal pins are distributed in a staggered manner. At least one ground pin is in contact with the convex portions of the two shielding pieces. The surrounding portion surrounds the signal pins. When the ground pins and the signal pins are no longer in the same plane or the same row, the shielding piece can prevent cross-talk among signals, thereby improving the transmission quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Bin Huang, Rongzhe Guo, Hongji Chen, Huanhuan Shen, Chenhui Zeng