Patents Examined by Adi Amrany
  • Patent number: 11955806
    Abstract: A swivel component allows a power cable to a pool or spa component, to swivel when the inductive power couplings are coupled. The couplings include a first inductive coupling that can be positioned within and/or mounted into a wall fitting, a second inductive coupling that inductively couples with the first inductive coupling, a swivel component attached to the second inductive coupling for allowing the second coupling to swivel with respect to the first inductive coupling, and a retainer ring that engages with the wall fitting and retains the first and second couplings and the swivel component in position within the wall fitting. A power cable is connected at one end to the second inductive power coupling and at an opposite end to a pool or spa component, such as an electric cleaner. Swiveling of the second power coupling relative to the first power coupling reduces kinking of the power cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Potucek
  • Patent number: 11949301
    Abstract: A process, system or method of multiple permanent magnet motor generators chained together through a rotating magnetic field powered primarily by rechargeable battery system. A permanent magnet motor generator prime mover will initiate the rotations of the individual permanent magnet motor generator positioned in parallel with each other in a magnetic field gap to form a rotating magnetic field chain and generate a much higher electricity output wattage. In another embodiment is a series of induction and or synchronous independently generators power plant powered by a combination of wind, solar, alternator and AC outlet battery chargers. Both embodiments use a multisource power system to charge batteries coming from wind, solar, alternators and AC grid outlet. The process produces a safe, cheap and zero carbon emission footprint at reduced cost for power plants and other industrial applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: ROGELIO TIMBOL SERAFICA
    Inventor: Rogelio Timbol Serafica
  • Patent number: 11949263
    Abstract: A portable power source includes a housing and a battery receptacle supported by the housing. The battery receptacle is configured to receive a battery. The portable power source also includes a first power tool battery pack port that is configured to receive a first power tool battery pack. The portable power source further includes a charging circuit coupled to the battery receptacle and the power tool battery pack, and an inverter. The charging circuit is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle and to provide power to the power tool battery pack port. The inverter includes a DC input coupled to the battery receptacle, inverter circuitry, and an AC output. The inverter circuitry is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle via the DC input, invert DC power received from the battery receptacle to AC power, and provide the AC power to the AC output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Fry, Kyle Harvey
  • Patent number: 11949254
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a near field communication method and device in a wireless power transmission system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jingu Choi, Jinkwon Lim, Minsoo Lee, Joonho Park, Yongcheol Park
  • Patent number: 11943007
    Abstract: A batteryless device is disclosed. According to certain embodiments, the batteryless device may include a first communication system and a second communication system, the second communication system being a near-field-communication (NFC) system. The batteryless device may also include a power receiver coupled to the first communication system and configured to wirelessly receive power from an external device for powering the first communication system. The batteryless device may further include a controller configured to: when the first communication system is powered, establish, via the first communication system, a first wireless connection with a user device; receive, through the first wireless communication, a token from the user device; establish, via the second communication system, a second wireless connection with a terminal; and transmit, through the second wireless connection, the token to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Douglas, Paul Y. Moreton
  • Patent number: 11932061
    Abstract: An electronic wheel unit for arrangement on a vehicle wheel of a vehicle, having at least one sensor for detecting at least one wheel operational parameter, a control device, which is designed to generate wheel operational data on the basis of the at least one wheel operational parameter, a radio device for transmitting radio data signals containing the wheel operational data, a power supply device for supplying electrical power to the wheel unit which has an energy-harvesting device for converting mechanical energy captured on a rotation of the vehicle wheel into electrical energy and an electric battery, wherein the electronic wheel unit furthermore has a switchover device for switching over between the energy-harvesting device, and the electric battery for the electrical power supply to the wheel unit, and the switchover device has an actuable switch and an actuating device for actuating the switch, wherein the at least one wheel operational parameter comprises an acceleration parameter, and the actuating
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Löffler
  • Patent number: 11924945
    Abstract: Method of using stereo recording to control the flashing of multiple lamps includes steps of: recording sound sources generated by stereo sound source venue or an electronic device and storing the recorded analog signal in audio signal sampling unit of signal processing device, then amplifying analog signal converting into a digital signal, then separating digital signal into left and right channel signals and enhancing sound signal and then converting sound signal into a light flashing formula to obtain a light flashing parameter value, and then transmitting control commands to a left/right lamp driving unit and a central lamp driving unit respectively according to light flashing parameter value, and then left side lamps, central lamp and right side lamps respectively form staggered flashing according to light flashing parameter value of the operation control unit, so that the flashing light set produces light changes corresponding to the music rhythm and vocals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: AMERICAN FUTURE TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: You-Chi Liu
  • Patent number: 11924947
    Abstract: A method of using stereo recording to control the flashing of central lamps includes the steps of: providing left and right channel microphones in a stereo sound source venue or electronic device, and recording the plural sound sources generated by the left area, central area and right area of the stereo sound source, then storing the recorded analog signal in an audio signal sampling unit of a signal processing device, and then converting the sound signal into a light flashing formula to obtain a light flashing parameter value. According to the light flashing parameter value of the operation control unit, the left side lamps, the central lamps and the right side lamps respectively form staggered flashing, so that the flashing light set produces light changes corresponding to the music rhythm and vocals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: AMERICAN FUTURE TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: You-Chi Liu
  • Patent number: 11916407
    Abstract: The technology is generally directed towards wireless power charging of one or more receiver devices within a container that is electromagnetically shielded with respect to the frequency or frequencies used for the wireless charging. A controller determines, via signaling from one or more sensors, that the container is in the electromagnetically shielded state with respect to emitting external radiation at the charging frequency or frequencies. When electromagnetically shielded, the controller controls the output power state of a wireless power transmitter device to charge the one or more receiver devices. The controller can determine when to stop the charging of a receiver device, such as when sufficiently charged. The controller and wireless power transmitter device can charge the one or more receiver devices selectively, e.g., based on which one needs more charge or other criterion. The controller can obtain and externally communicate the state of charge of the receiver device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Ossia Inc.
    Inventors: Hatem Ibrahim Zeine, Kellen Chow, Cosan Caglayan, Matthew William Colleen, Caner Guclu
  • Patent number: 11888550
    Abstract: An antenna configured for near field communication includes a first coil for transmitting and receiving signals having a first frequency and a second coil for transmitting and receiving signals having a second frequency greater than at least twice the first frequency. The first and second coils are magnetically coupled with a coupling coefficient greater than 0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Rousset) SAS
    Inventor: Hugues Creusy
  • Patent number: 11888387
    Abstract: A distributed power system including multiple DC power sources and multiple power modules. The power modules include inputs coupled respectively to the DC power sources and outputs coupled in series to form a serial string. An inverter is coupled to the serial string. The inverter converts power input from the serial string to output power. A signaling mechanism between the inverter and the power module is adapted for controlling operation of the power modules. Also, for a protection method in the distributed power system, when the inverter stops production of the output power, each of the power modules is shut down and thereby the power input to the inverter is ceased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Solaredge Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Meir Adest, Guy Sella, Lior Handelsman, Yoav Galin, Amir Fishelov, Meir Gazit, Yaron Binder
  • Patent number: 11881721
    Abstract: The invention relates to an energy transfer system for the wireless transfer of energy, having a transmitter unit and a receiver unit separate therefrom, wherein the transmitter unit has a primary coil that is able to be supplied with a supply voltage, and wherein the receiver unit has a secondary coil to which an energy sink is connected via a rectifier, wherein the receiver unit is configured so as to detect a fault case in an energy flow from the secondary coil to the energy sink and, in the fault case, to execute a fault mode (F) having at least one operating parameter (Iout) of the receiver unit that is preferably in a range outside the given specification (B), and in that the transmitter unit is configured so as to recognize the fault mode (F) of the receiver unit and to perform a fault response (N) in response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Kardion GmbH
    Inventors: Samuel Vasconcelos Araujo, Michael Jiptner
  • Patent number: 11867057
    Abstract: A transmitter is powered by a regulated battery voltage and is installable in one of a plurality of different housings, each housing is characterized by a different design and each can form part of an inground tool for performing an inground operation in which a drill string extends from a drill rig to the inground tool. An antenna driver drives an antenna based on the regulated voltage to emanate an electromagnetic signal for remote reception. A controller limits power consumption from the regulated voltage so as not to exceed a power consumption threshold, irrespective of installation of the transmitter in any one of the housings when the transmitter would otherwise exhibit a different power consumption for each housing design. A corresponding method is described. Features relating to power consumption threshold modification based on temperature as well as mechanical shock and vibration are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Merlin Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert W. Chau, Scott Phillips, Benjamin J. Medeiros
  • Patent number: 11862994
    Abstract: A wireless transmission system includes a transmitter antenna, a sensor, a demodulation circuit, and a transmitter controller. The sensor is configured to detect electrical information associated with AC wireless signals, the electrical information including, at least, a voltage of the AC wireless signals. The demodulation circuit is configured to receive the electrical information from the at least one sensor, detect a change in the electrical information, determine if the change in the electrical information meets or exceeds one of a rise threshold or a fall threshold, if the change exceeds one of the rise threshold or the fall threshold, generate an alert, and output a plurality of data alerts. The transmitter controller is configured to receive the plurality of data alerts from the demodulation circuit, and decode the plurality of data alerts into the wireless data signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Peralta, Michael Katz, Md. Nazmul Alam
  • Patent number: 11848574
    Abstract: A wireless receiver and transmission systems include a receiver antenna, a sensor, a demodulation circuit, and a controller. The sensor is configured to detect electrical information superimposed on an AC wireless signal. The demodulation circuit is configured to receive the electrical information from the at least one sensor, apply automatic bias control and gain control to generate modified electrical information, detect a change in the modified electrical information and determine if the change in the modified electrical information meets or exceeds one of a rise threshold or a fall threshold. If the change exceeds one of the rise threshold or the fall threshold, an alert is generated. Alerts are decoded into the electrical information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Peralta, Anna Oleksiewicz, Michael Katz, Md. Nazmul Alam
  • Patent number: 11848577
    Abstract: Wireless power transfer systems, disclosed, include one or more circuits to facilitate high power transfer at high frequencies. Such wireless power transfer systems may include voltage isolation circuits, to isolate components of the wireless receiver systems from high voltage signals intended for a load associated with the receiver. The voltage isolation circuit includes at least two capacitors, wherein the at least two capacitors are in electrical parallel with respect to the controller capacitor. The voltage isolation circuit is configured to regulate the AC wireless power signal to have a voltage input range for input to the receiver controller and isolate a voltage at the receiver controller from a voltage at the load associated with the wireless receiver system. Utilizing such systems enables wireless power transfer at high frequency, such as 13.56 MHz, at voltages over 1 Watt, while maintaining durability and lifecycle of components of the wireless receiver system(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Peralta, Pavel Shostak
  • Patent number: 11848578
    Abstract: Wireless power transfer systems, disclosed, include one or more circuits to facilitate high power transfer at high frequencies. Such wireless power transfer systems may include a damping circuit, configured to dampen a wireless power signal such that communications fidelity is upheld at high power. Additionally or alternatively, such wireless power transfer systems may include voltage isolation circuits, to isolate components of the wireless receiver systems from high voltage signals intended for a load associated with the receiver. Utilizing such systems enables wireless power transfer at high frequency, such as 13.56 MHz, at voltages over 1 Watt, while maintaining fidelity of in-band communications associated with the higher power wireless power signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Peralta, Pavel Shostak
  • Patent number: 11848575
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission system includes a transmitter antenna, a sensor, a demodulation circuit, and a transmitter controller. The sensor is configured to detect electrical information indicative of data signals encoded in the transmission by a receiver. The demodulation circuit is configured to apply automatic bias control and gain control to the electrical information to generate a modified electrical information signal, detect a change in the modified electrical information signal, and generate alerts based on said change, indicative of the data signals. The transmitter controller is configured to perform a beaconing sequence to determine a coupling between the transmitter antenna and the at least one other antenna, determine the automatic bias control and the automatic gain control, for the demodulation circuit based on the beaconing sequence, receive the plurality of data alerts from the demodulation circuit, and decode the plurality of data alerts into the wireless data signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Peralta, Michael Katz
  • Patent number: 11848576
    Abstract: A wireless power transfer system is provided having a wireless transmission system with an input to receive input power from an input power source, a transmission antenna configured to couple with a receiver antenna associated with a wireless receiver system in a peripheral device, and a transmission controller configured to generate AC wireless signals including wireless power signals and wireless data signals. The transmission controller is further configured to derive a coupling factor based on coupling data sent from the wireless receiver system to the wireless transmission system, generate an update frequency based on the derived coupling factor, and transmit the update frequency to the wireless receiver system in the peripheral device, whereby the peripheral device provides coupling data to the wireless transmission system based on the update frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Melone
  • Patent number: 11831144
    Abstract: A digital power distribution system includes a source sensor configured to provide feedback that includes a signal indicative of voltage across the source terminals; a source controller configured to receive the feedback from the source sensor and to generate a control signal that opens a source disconnect switch between the power source and the source terminals; a non-linear load configured such that the electrical current it draws from the load terminals drops by at least an order of magnitude below a non-zero voltage threshold; reduced capacitance for storing charge and discharging that charge during the sample period, wherein the reduced capacitance is at a level for providing this low level of electrical current drawn by the non-linear load. The system can be configured without a disconnect switch between the load terminals and the non-linear load to thereby maintain the non-linear load in electrical contact with the load terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: VoltServer, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Spencer Eaves, Stanley Mlyniec