Patents Examined by Anthony R Jimenez
  • Patent number: 11807132
    Abstract: A system for mitigating thermal runaway in a battery-powered electric vehicle (EV). The system includes a gas sensor configured to measure a level of at least one type of gas in a vicinity of a battery of the EV, a thermal event detector configured to determine, based on the measured level of the at least one type of gas, that the battery is experiencing out-gassing, and a communications interface configured to transmit an alert to a fleet management system regarding the out-gassing of the battery. The fleet management system alters an assignment of the EV in response to the out-gassing of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: GM CRUISE HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Ramon Ferguson, Erik Nielsen, Chase Kaufman
  • Patent number: 11804349
    Abstract: A circuit interrupter movable among ON, OFF, and TRIP positions includes a housing, a latch situated on the housing, a number of mechanisms situated on the housing, each mechanism of the number of mechanisms including a contact arm that is movable with respect to the housing, a set of separable contacts including a stationary contact and further including a movable contact situated on the contact arm, a handle, a pin, a first spring that extends between the contact arm and the handle in at least one of the OFF position and the ON position, a second spring that extends between the handle and the pin, and the pin being movable among a position engaged with the latch in at least one of the ON position and the OFF position and another position engaged with the handle in the TRIP position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Ashwini Ladkat, Karthik Satyanarayanan, Ravindra Kumar Soni, Jeffrey Michael Cox
  • Patent number: 11804699
    Abstract: An interlocking arrangement for switching devices for blocking the operation of the switching device when a feeder door is open, including a feeder assembly with an interlock and a racking screw interlock assembly. The feeder assembly includes a switching device mounted on a feeder base plate of the feeder assembly and mechanically connected with an interlock slider by a locking clutch cable. The racking screw interlock assembly is mounted to the feeder channel by an interlock base plate, the racking screw interlock assembly including an interlock base plate to accommodate the locking clutch cable. The interlock slider is slidably mounted on the baseplate by a plurality of step screws and slots provided on the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Schneider Electric India Private Limited
    Inventors: Debasmita Dash, Sanjeet Vishwakarma
  • Patent number: 11802020
    Abstract: A floor selection operation panel for elevating equipment may include a panel including an opening, an electric compartment room disposed at a rear side of the panel, and a floor selection button disposed inside the electric compartment. The floor selection button may include a button body including a first body and a second body selectively exposed to the outside through the opening, a rotation shaft for rotating the button body, a printed circuit board disposed at a rear side of the button body, the printed circuit board including a switch and a germicidal lamp irradiating light toward the button body, and an elastic member disposed between the rotation shaft and the first body and between the rotation shaft and the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventor: Jang Moon Lee
  • Patent number: 11804047
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for recognizing an object are provided, including extracting a feature from an input image and generating a feature map in a neural network. In parallel with the generating of the feature map, a region of interest (ROI) corresponding to an object of interest is extracted from the input image, and a number of object candidate regions used to detect the object of interest is determined based on a size of the ROI. The object of interest is recognized from the ROI based on the number of object candidate regions in the neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: PaulBarom Jeon
  • Patent number: 11801752
    Abstract: A motor vehicle control device, comprising an outer housing part, a control unit including a control surface and a printed circuit board which is carried by a circuit board carrier that is at least partly accommodated and floatingly mounted in the outer housing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: BCS AUTOMOTIVE INTERFACE SOLUTIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Nelson Carvalho, Pawel Borowczyk, Steffen Sornberger, Helmut Sowig, Leandro Conde, Viktor Beliuzhenko
  • Patent number: 11798418
    Abstract: Methods and systems for vehicle-to-vehicle communication are disclosed. In some embodiments, the method includes: receiving, from a first vehicle via a network, a request for communicating with another vehicle; receiving, via the network, a first position signal from the first vehicle; determining a position of the first vehicle based on the first position signal; determining a target vehicle of the request, based on the request and the position of the first vehicle; transmitting, via the network, the request to the target vehicle; determining whether the target vehicle drives according to the request; and adding an amount of credit to an account associated with the target vehicle when it is determined that the target vehicle drives according to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Abdelkader Benkreira, Michael Mossoba
  • Patent number: 11799273
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for maintaining the desired synchronous and asynchronous A and B auxiliary electrical circuits, respectively, by use of connector block halves, one connector block half being connected to wiring out for auxiliary circuitry and being secured to the movable circuit breaker and the other auxiliary connector block half also being connecting to wiring out for auxiliary circuitry and secured to the relatively stationary wall or surface of the cubicle, where the connector block halves have some portion of its contacts of the “make before break” type so that the A and B auxiliary circuits operate as intended when the connector halves are connected and the A and B auxiliary circuits still reflect the proper condition, synchronous or asynchronous, of the A and B circuits, respectively, even when the auxiliary connector block halves are physically and/or electrically separated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventor: Bruce Hack
  • Patent number: 11798403
    Abstract: A remote control device having capacitive touch controls may be configured to enter a sleep state (or mode). For example, the remote control device may be configured to enter the sleep state upon expiration of an interval of time since a most recent button press. The remote control may be configured to awaken from the sleep state when one or more portions of a housing of the remote control are deflected, for example, when a user grasps the remote control to actuate one or more of the capacitive touch controls. For example, the remote control device may include a switch. The switch may include a carbon structure that may be configured to contact an open circuit pad on a circuit board to close the corresponding circuit when the housing is deflected and awaken the remote control device from the sleep state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Mann, Matthew Philip McDonald, Lawrence R. Carmen, Jr., Robert D. Stevens, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11793276
    Abstract: Systems and apparatus related to an automated footwear platform including an actuator assembly for controlling a footwear lacing apparatus are discussed. In an example, an actuator assembly can include an actuator frame with a plurality of integrated actuators. The actuator frame is adapted to interconnect elements of the actuator assembly, the actuator frame including a width, a length, and a thickness where the width and length form an exterior surface and an interior surface separated by the thickness. The plurality of actuators are integrated into the actuator frame, each actuator of the plurality of actuators including an actuator head extending from the exterior surface and a button interface extending from the backside of the actuator head through the interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric P. Avar, Narissa Chang, Fanny Yung Ho
  • Patent number: 11790779
    Abstract: A three-dimensional information processing method includes: obtaining, via a communication channel, map data that includes first three-dimensional position information; generating second three-dimensional position information from information detected by a sensor; judging whether one of the first three-dimensional position information and the second three-dimensional position information is abnormal by performing, on one of the first three-dimensional position information and the second three-dimensional position information, a process of judging whether an abnormality is present; determining a coping operation to cope with the abnormality when one of the first three-dimensional position information and the second three-dimensional position information is judged to be abnormal; and executing a control that is required to perform the coping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Takahiro Nishi, Toshiyasu Sugio, Toru Matsunobu, Satoshi Yoshikawa, Tatsuya Koyama
  • Patent number: 11784470
    Abstract: An Enhanced Energy Reducing Maintenance Setting (EERMS) device is disclosed. The EERMS device includes an EERMS switch having a normal/OFF mode and a maintenance/ON mode, a IED protection relay operatively connected to the EERMS switch and configured to activate maintenance mode by receiving an IED input when the EERMS switch is switched to maintenance/ON mode, a key-solenoid lock device configured to trap a key of an EERMS panel, wherein the key-solenoid lock cylinder is energized to release the trapped key by closing of IED output NO dry auxiliary contacts, and a circuit breaker panel door comprising a circuit breaker lock cylinder mechanism interlocked with the EERMS switch. The circuit breaker lock cylinder mechanism receives and subsequently re-traps the key released by the key-solenoid lock cylinder from the EERMS panel. The circuit breaker lock cylinder mechanism is interlocked with the EERMS switch by being operatively connected to the key-solenoid lock device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Jose Sarkis
  • Patent number: 11782520
    Abstract: A backlight keyboard includes a first language keyswitch set having adjacent first and second keyswitches, a first backlight module disposed under the first language keyswitch set, and a masking sheet. The masking sheet is suitable for the backlight keyboard and a second backlight keyboard including a second backlight module and a second language keyswitch set. The first and second keyswitches on the backlight keyboard coincide with a third keyswitch in the second language keyswitch set on the second backlight keyboard. The masking sheet has a first light-exit region layout corresponding to the first, second, and third keyswitches for allowing light to be incident to symbols on the first, second, and third keyswitches. In other words, the masking sheet of the present invention can be applied to different backlight keyboards having different language keyswitch sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Chao-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 11784643
    Abstract: A capacitive button interface assembly (100) and a method for assembling the same, comprising a housing member (202), an electrode board (204) coupled to the housing member (202), one or more resilient members (212) positioned between the housing member (202) and the electrode board (204), one or more alignment members (216) coupled to the electrode board (204), operable to align the electrode board (204) with respect to the housing member (202), and a cover (804) coupled to the housing member (202) to apply a force on the electrode board (204).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: MICRO MOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Clayton T. James, Atul Vasant Deshpande, Howard Irving Sohm, Jr., Anthony William Pankratz, Shaun E. Shanahan
  • Patent number: 11776770
    Abstract: A sensor and an electronic device are provided. The sensor includes a setting part and a seal ring in an annular shape. The setting part changes a setting of a sensor main body. The seal ring is provided to surround a shaft of the setting part and seals a gap between the shaft and a housing. The seal ring has a curved surface part and a pair of end parts. The curved surface part is curved convexly in a cross-sectional view. The pair of end parts have a shape different from the curved surface part and extend in an axial direction of the seal ring, on two sides of the curved surface part in the axial direction of the seal ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shunya Takahashi, Hirotaka Nakashima, Jumpei Nakamura, Tomonari Kawakami
  • Patent number: 11769645
    Abstract: A motor device includes a shell, a motor body and a connection terminal. The motor body is supported on the shell and includes a power supply terminals a support and a lead wire. The power supply terminal penetrates a through hole of the support in a first direction and is pressed into a pressing portion of the connection terminal. The lead wire extends from the power supply terminal in a direction perpendicular to the first direction, or extends in a direction inclined with respect to the first direction toward a side approaching the connection terminal. A first protrusion restricting movement of the power supply terminal in the first direction toward a side opposite to the connection terminal is provided at a position on the shell facing the power supply terminal in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junya Karasawa
  • Patent number: 11764007
    Abstract: A key structure, which includes a bottom plate, a keycap, an elastic element, a first bracket, and a second bracket. The keycap is disposed on the bottom plate and has multiple first pivoting portions. The elastic element is disposed under the keycap. The first bracket is disposed between the keycap and the bottom plate, and the first bracket is pivotally connected to the first pivoting portions. The second bracket is disposed between the keycap and the bottom plate, the second bracket is rotatably pivoted to the first bracket, and the number of the first pivoting portions is greater than two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Kuo-Hui Hsu, Xiaoqiang Liang, Lei Shi, Xuelei Liu
  • Patent number: 11761765
    Abstract: Calibrating a pressure sensor of a mobile device incudes determining an absolute calibration value used to calibrate pressure measurements by a pressure sensor of a mobile device; determining a first revisit zone as a first location to which the mobile device repeatedly returns; determining first and second calibrations for first and second visits to the first revisit zone; determining a first relative calibration adjustment value based on a difference between the first and second calibrations; determining an adjusted absolute calibration value based on a sum of the absolute calibration value and the first relative calibration adjustment value; and estimating an altitude of the mobile device based on a pressure measurement by the pressure sensor and the adjusted absolute calibration value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Dormody, Deepak Joseph, Badrinath Nagarajan, Guiyuan Han, Arun Raghupathy
  • Patent number: 11764021
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an industrial cut-off switch for visual identification of power system cut-off status. The industrial cut-off switch includes an enclosure having an accommodation space therein, a handle disposed on an outer surface of the enclosure and having a gripping part extending in one direction, and a switch unit disposed inside the enclosure, and connected to the handle operated to adjust an on/off state of the switch unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: HYUNDAI TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae Gyo Jung
  • Patent number: 11764006
    Abstract: An activation assembly is configured to be assembled with a substrate and a keycap. The activation assembly includes a flexible guiding component and an elastic component. The flexible guiding component includes a covering portion, a first contact portion, and a second contact portion. The covering portion has a plurality of openings. The covering portion is configured to be mounted on the substrate. The first contact portion and the second contact portion are respectively located at two opposite sides of the covering portion. The elastic component includes a coupling portion and a plurality of support portions. The coupling portion is connected to the covering portion. The support portions are connected to the coupling portion and are respectively located in the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Shih Ting Ting, Yuyin Liu, Zhuhua Lu, Minghui Xu