Patents Examined by Daniel Cavallari
  • Patent number: 11128147
    Abstract: A system and method of provided power to one or more electrical loads of an electrical load module is provided. The electrical load module includes an alternating current (AC) power input port, a direct current (DC) power input port, a power distribution device, a first power supply device, a second power supply device, and a first electrical load component. The power distribution device is electrically coupled to the AC power input port via a first connector and the DC power input port via a second connection. The first electrical load component is coupled to the first power supply device and the second power supply device. The first power supply device and the second power supply device are configured to provide power to the first electrical load component and a feed from an alternative power source system is directly connected to the DC power input port of the electrical load module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arne Ballantine, Ranganathan Gurunathan, Rajesh Gopinath, Carl Cottuli
  • Patent number: 11124079
    Abstract: A method for autonomous alignment of a vehicle and a stationary wireless charging device, including scanning of the vehicle surrounding for a stationary wireless charging device and in case a wireless charging device is detected, determining the vehicle position, comparison of the actual vehicle position and a catalogue of vehicle positions, d) based on the outcome of the comparison, in case that the actual vehicle position is already in the catalogue of vehicle positions, selection of a trained alignment trajectory from the catalogue, or in case that the actual vehicle position is not in the catalogue of known vehicle positions, planning of a new alignment trajectory in order to align the vehicle and the detected stationary wireless charging device, and tracking of the vehicle position and autonomous alignment of the vehicle and the detected stationary wireless charging device based on the alignment trajectory obtained in the previous step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Schalter und Sensoren GmbH
    Inventors: Mirian Rodriguez Romero, Ovidiu Buzdugan Romcea
  • Patent number: 11124137
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to power a crane on a work truck using an engine-powered service pack are disclosed. An example auxiliary power system for a vehicle includes an engine, a generator configured to convert mechanical energy from the engine to electrical energy, and power conversion circuitry configured to provide electrical power to a crane to enable the crane to lift at least a portion of a rated load, and configured to convert the electrical energy from the generator to output DC power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Trinkner, Jeffrey R. Ihde, Joseph C. Schneider, Nathan J. Jochman, Jeff Lenzner
  • Patent number: 11128178
    Abstract: A wireless power receiving device includes: a body; rectifiers arranged adjacent to the body; ports, each being located between the body and a corresponding one of the rectifiers; and slots penetrating the body, wherein each of the ports electrically connects the body to a corresponding one of the rectifiers, the body and the ports receive a horizontal polarization component of electromagnetic radiation incident on the body, and the slots receive a vertical polarization component of the electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikhail Nikolaevich Makurin, Artem Rudolfovich Vilenskiy
  • Patent number: 11120953
    Abstract: A power contact EoL predictor includes a pair of terminals adapted to be connected to a set of switchable contact electrodes of a power contact; a power switching circuit configured to trigger activation of the contact electrodes based on a first logic state signal or deactivation based on a second logic state signal; a contact separation detector determining a time of separation of the switchable contact electrodes of the power contact during the deactivation, and a controller configured to generate the second logic state signal to trigger the deactivation, and determine a stick duration associated with the set of switchable contact electrodes. The stick duration is based on a difference between a time the second logic state signal is generated and the time of separation during the contact cycle. The controller generates an EoL prediction for the contact electrodes based on the determined stick duration for multiple contact cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Arc Suppression Technologies
    Inventors: Reinhold Henke, Robert Thorbus
  • Patent number: 11114901
    Abstract: A cradle device for providing a wireless charging function according to the present invention comprises: a cradle part provided for being mobile terminal-mountable; a wireless charging module which is disposed inside the cradle part and includes a transmitting coil, a switching part for switching a connecting passage between an external power supply and the transmitting coil, and a control part for controlling the switching part; and an NFC tag coupled to the wireless charging module, wherein, when receiving a tag recognition signal from the NFC tag, the control part performs a turn-on control of the switching part. According to the present invention, the cradle device can simultaneously provide a mobile terminal with a wireless charging function and a user via the mobile terminal with various contents provided through NFC tag information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CNA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dongsu Cha
  • Patent number: 11104232
    Abstract: An energy supply device for a vehicle having an electric drive, comprising a high-voltage battery having two high-voltage connection contacts and at least one battery string, which is arranged between the high-voltage connection contacts, and at least two string contacts between which the at least one battery string is arranged, and a DC/DC converter, the output side of which provides a low voltage for a low-voltage system of the vehicle and the input side of which is electrically conductively connected to the at least one battery string by way of the two string contacts, wherein the energy supply device is embodied to supply electrical energy to the low-voltage system of the vehicle by way of the at least one battery string in the event of a fault. The invention relates furthermore to a vehicle having an above energy supply device and to a corresponding method for supplying energy for a vehicle having an electric drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jürgen Mittnacht, Marcus Zacher
  • Patent number: 11108230
    Abstract: A portable power manager device (100) includes a DC power bus (110) and a plurality of device ports (141, 142, and 143). A primary device port (143) is connectable to the DC power bus over a primary power channel that does not include a DC to DC power converter. A plurality of secondary device ports (141, 142) is each connectable to the DC power bus over a different reconfigurable power channel (151, 152). Each reconfigurable power channel includes a single one-way DC to DC power converter (220, 221). Each reconfigurable power channel is configurable by a digital data processor as one of three different circuit legs (230, 232, and 234). Leg (230) provides output power conversion. Leg (232) provides input power conversion. Leg (234) provides bi-directional power exchange without power conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Galvion Soldier Power, LLC
    Inventors: David N. Long, Nicholas J. Piela, I
  • Patent number: 11108227
    Abstract: A battery apparatus according to various aspects of the present invention may operate in conjunction with a power source, such as a battery. The battery apparatus may include a protection IC, a first terminal, a second terminal, and a third terminal. The power source may be selectively coupled to the battery apparatus at the second and third terminals. The power source may be capable of providing a current through the battery apparatus via one of a first current loop and a second current loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Atsushi Kamei, Yasuaki Hayashi, Katsumi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11101740
    Abstract: A modular power supply system includes: a main controller, configured to output a main control signal; N local controllers, wherein each of the local controllers is configured to receive the main control signal to output at least one local control signal; and N power units, in one-to-one correspondence with the N local controllers, wherein each of the power units includes a first end and a second end, and the second end of each of the power units is connected to the first end of an adjacent one of the power units, each of the power units is configured to include M power converters, wherein each of the power converters includes a third end and a fourth end, the fourth end of each of the power converters is connected to the third end of an adjacent one of the power converters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Delta Electronics (Shanghai) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jianping Ying, Ming Wang, Xiaobo Huang, Jun Liu, Zhiming Hu
  • Patent number: 11095146
    Abstract: An over-voltage protection circuit and methods of operation are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes monitoring a voltage at an output of a rectifier, a voltage at an output of a voltage regulator, or a combination thereof. The method further includes determining the over-voltage condition based on the monitoring; and in response to determining the over-voltage condition, regulating the voltage at the output of the rectifier in accordance with a voltage difference between the voltage at the output of the rectifier and the voltage at the output of the voltage regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS ASIA PACIFIC PTE LTD.
    Inventor: Yannick Guedon
  • Patent number: 11095153
    Abstract: Wireless power transmission is used in conjunction with lighting, such as a light emitting diode (LED) bulb or lighting fixture that uses existing electrical wiring infrastructure. For instance, a lighting device is provided such that a wireless power transmitter is coupled to receive electrical operating power via the lighting device when the lighting device is coupled to electrical wiring infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Ossia Inc.
    Inventor: Hatem Ibrahim Munir Zeine
  • Patent number: 11095155
    Abstract: An electric power supply system includes an electric power reception apparatus and an electric power supply apparatus adapted to supply electric power to the electric power reception apparatus when the electric power reception apparatus is placed on the electric power supply apparatus. The electric power supply apparatus includes a plurality of electric power supply units adapted to supply electric power by electromagnetic induction to the electric power reception apparatus. A selection unit of the electric power supply apparatus selects, from the total plurality of electric power supply units, a plurality of electric power supply units whose location corresponds to a position where the electric power reception apparatus is placed, and a control unit controls the supply of electric power such that electric power is supplied to the electric power reception apparatus from the selected plurality of electric power supply units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Kozuma, Shinpei Nishikawa, Shinji Kimura, Yusuke Hori, Goro Mikano, Yuuki Iwasaki, Shigetoshi Onitsuka
  • Patent number: 11088544
    Abstract: An intermediate power supply unit for distributing lower voltage power to remote devices is disclosed. The intermediate power supply unit includes a higher voltage power input configured to receive power distributed by a power source and a power coupling circuit configured to couple the higher voltage power input to a plurality of power coupling outputs. If it is determined that a wire coupling the power source to the higher voltage power input is touched, the higher voltage power input is decoupled from the power coupling outputs. The intermediate power supply unit also includes a power converter circuit configured to convert voltage on higher voltage inputs to a lower voltage applied to one or more lower voltage outputs. The power converter circuit is also configured to distribute power from the one or more lower voltage outputs over a power conductor coupled to an assigned remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Albert Bonja, Mark Edward Conner, Ami Hazani
  • Patent number: 11084598
    Abstract: A power distribution system for a DC network, the DC network comprising electrical loads, the power distribution system being boarded on an aircraft and comprising: a plurality of AC/DC converters, and at least one AC power source. The power distribution system comprises: an “n” number of AC/DC converters, each one comprising an “(n?1)” number of first outputs and at least an additional output, and an “(n?1)·n” number of electrical loads. Each electrical load comprises two inputs: a first input for being connected with a corresponding first output, and a second input for being connected with any of the additional outputs. The power distribution system is configured to continue supplying electrical power to the DC network in case an AC/DC converter is not energized, such that the second input of such electrical load is connected to any additional output of another AC/DC converter, being the first input disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE, S.A.U.
    Inventor: Daniel Izquierdo Gil
  • Patent number: 11081795
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a communication circuit configured to communicate with an external device, and a processor configured to control the communication circuit, wherein the communication circuit includes a coil antenna including a first coil of a loop type which rotates with a number of times in a first direction, and a second coil of a loop type which is extended from the first coil, configured to rotate with a number of times in a second direction, and spaced from the first coil by a specific distance, and an antenna control circuit electrically connected with the coil antenna and configured to transmit or receive a signal with the coil antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung Su Lee, Jung Hui Park, Se Ick Park, Sang Min Lee, Chui Hyung Yang, Ji Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 11072257
    Abstract: A switch control apparatus capable of effectively controlling a switch during a process of controlling the switch provided in a battery pack. When the switch is shifted from a closed state to an open state, the current caused by the generated counter electromotive force is quickly released, thereby quickly shifting the switch to turn on or off. In addition, since the voltage applied to the control unit falls within the rated voltage range, the stability of the switch control circuit may be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Jun-Hyok Lee, Seok-Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 11074837
    Abstract: There is provided a system that includes a base providing a wireless power source, a rotor situated over the base and configured to spin, and a device coupled to the rotor and configured to spin with the rotor, the device having a display and a wireless power receiver, where the wireless power source and the wireless power receiver are configured to power the device to show an image on the display while the rotor is spinning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Nocon
  • Patent number: 11075541
    Abstract: A signal transmission system comprises: a power supply, a power sourcing device and a powered device connected to each other through a coaxial cable; the power sourcing device comprises a first active inductor module for receiving a DC signal transmitted by the power supply, and transmitting the DC signal to the powered device through the coaxial cable, a first capacitor module for receiving a superposed signal transmitted through the coaxial cable, and transmitting the superposed signal to a signal processing module; and the powered device comprises a second active inductor module for receiving, through the coaxial cable, the DC signal, and transmitting the DC signal to a signal acquiring module for acquiring a superposed signal, a second capacitor module for transmitting the superposed signal to the power sourcing device through the coaxial cable, and the signal acquiring module is for transmitting the superposed signal to the second capacitor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Ye, Mingling Luo, Si'en Zhang, Liang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11076517
    Abstract: Described herein is an integrated data center that provides for efficient powering and cooling, as well as efficient wire routing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Switch, Ltd.
    Inventor: Rob Roy