Patents Examined by Hanh N. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10420013
    Abstract: Techniques for distributing content to mobile computing devices, such as in the context of a vehicle-based wireless network, are described. In some examples, a content provider uses a cellular network to initially transmit a content item to a multi-network communication device in a first vehicle. The first vehicle device then uses a local Wi-Fi network to further transmit randomly selected portions of the content item to devices on nearby vehicles, which may also further propagate the content item portions to other vehicles. Vehicle devices may also specifically request content portions by broadcasting requests to neighboring vehicle devices via local Wi-Fi communication and/or communicating with the content provider via the cellular network. Upon the occurrence of a condition, such as a passage of time, the content provider may also initiate communication with devices in the network in order to assure complete distribution of the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: COCO Communications Corp
    Inventor: A. Riley Eller
  • Patent number: 10411580
    Abstract: An oscillator typically includes a rotatable drive shaft, at least two pivot members which rotate with the drive shaft, at least one oscillating member which is pivotable back and forth in an oscillating manner and at least one rod mounted on the at least one oscillating member which is movable in response to rotational and pivotal movement of the at least two pivot members so as to cause the oscillating member to pivot back and forth in an oscillating manner. At least one rotatable drive wheel may drive rotatable movement of the drive shaft. A drive mechanism may be used to drive rotation of the at least one drive wheel. At least one generating magnet may be mounted on the oscillating member and movable adjacent an electrically conductive coil for producing an electric current therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Michael J. Froelich
  • Patent number: 10407178
    Abstract: A propulsion system assembly is provided including a driveshaft and a plurality of electric motor modules. The driveshaft is rotatably mounted to a casing about a drive axis, the driveshaft including a first shaft end and an opposite facing second shaft end. The plurality of electric motor modules are in axially stacked relationship with one another with respect to the drive axis to define an electric motor module stack, each electric motor module being configured for transmitting a torque to the driveshaft when coupled thereto independently of at least one other electric motor module. Each electric motor module includes a controllable clutch arrangement for selectively coupling and decoupling the respective electric motor module with respect to the driveshaft to respectively enable and disable transmission of torque between the respective electric motor module and the driveshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Eyal Regev
  • Patent number: 10404120
    Abstract: A stator includes a stator core having a plurality of slots arranged in a circumferential direction and a stator coil formed by wave-winding continuous coil wires on the stator core. Each of the continuous coil wires has in-slot portions received in the slots and turn portions each of which connects, on the outside of the slots, one pair of the in-slot portions. Each of the continuous coil wires has, at root parts of the turn portions respectively connected with ends of the in-slot portions, first crank portions that are radially bent. An amount of radial bending of the first crank portions is set to be half of a radial width of the in-slot portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Atsuo Ishizuka, Akito Akimoto, Masayuki Takiguchi
  • Patent number: 10404124
    Abstract: A rotary electric machine includes: a rotor; and a stator including: a stator core; and an armature winding that is mounted to the stator core. The armature winding includes by a plurality of identical-phase winding portions in which identical-phase coil portions among coil portions in which conducting wires are wound in concentration onto respective teeth are connected together into a series circuit by crossover wires, and that also have lead wires at two end portions. Each of the lead wires of each of the identical-phase winding portions is led out in a first axial direction of the rotor from coil portions that have identical phase, that are disposed to be adjacent in a circumferential direction of the stator core; and all of the crossover wires of each of the identical-phase winding portions are led out in a second axial direction of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroko Ikeda, Yu Hirotani, Masatsugu Nakano, Kazumasa Ito, Kodai Okazaki, Koji Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10396608
    Abstract: A rotor for a reluctance machine and a method of producing a rotor for a reluctance machine is provided. The rotor is formed as a soft magnetic element which is cylindrical in shape. The soft magnetic element has recesses for forming flux barriers, one or more flux barriers being at least partially filled with a filler material, and the filler material of said flux barriers extending up to the rotor periphery and forming part of the rotor periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KSB Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Daniel Gontermann, Boris Janjic, Michael Koenen, Jochen Schaab, Axel Schunk
  • Patent number: 10389202
    Abstract: A contaminant-resistant motor may include an endbell with hermetic sealing of control components within a control module cavity in the endbell. The endbell configuration includes a front wall that isolates the control module cavity from contaminant-prone area of the motor assembly. The stator leads may be sealed within the lead passages using glass or other seals to further isolate the stator leads and control module cavity against ingress of contaminating liquids from the motor interior. The endbell configuration permits larger bearing elements to be used. A method of assembly of the motor may involve first fixture to align the stator, housing and REB to ensure concentric alignment of the stator to housing and the REB to the housing and a second fixture to isolate front and rear bearing bores and the stator inner diameter from encapsulation material and permit the stator to be molded to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: American Precision Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Albee, Andrew R. Sharp, Jerry Vitale
  • Patent number: 10389791
    Abstract: A method includes transmitting a first stream of packets from a first network endpoint to a second network endpoint. The first stream of packets includes a quality of service indicator having a value that indicates a packet loss rate tolerance. The method also includes receiving a retransmission request at the first network endpoint from the second network endpoint for retransmission of at least a portion of the first stream of packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Anschutz
  • Patent number: 10390279
    Abstract: A method and system for an enhanced uplink (EU) operation in a wireless communication system during soft handover. The system comprises a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), at least two Node-Bs, and a radio network controller (RNC). One Node-B may be designated as a primary Node-B, and the primary Node-B may control EU operation during soft handover including uplink scheduling and hybrid automatic repeat request (H-ARQ). Soft buffer corruption is avoided during soft handover by controlling H-ARQ by the primary Node-B. Alternatively, an RNC may control EU operation during soft handover including H-ARQ. In this case, an RNC generates final acknowledge/non-acknowledge (ACK/NACK) decision based on the error check results of the Node-Bs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Stephen G. Dick, Stephen E. Terry, Guodong Zhang, James M. Miller, Sung-Hyuk Shin
  • Patent number: 10385917
    Abstract: A motor capable of replacing a lubricant more easily is provided. A motor includes: a rotor supported by an output shaft-side bearing and an anti-output shaft-side bearing; a front housing that supports the output shaft-side bearing; a rear housing that supports the anti-output shaft-side bearing; a stator having both ends attached to the front housing and the rear housing, the stator surrounding the rotor; and a pair of pipelines which has an opening formed in a surface of the rotor close to the rear housing and which is provided inside the rotor, the pipelines communicating with at least one of the output shaft-side bearing and the anti-output shaft-side bearing and capable of circulating a lubricating liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Taku Oohara
  • Patent number: 10389220
    Abstract: A force sense generator includes a rotatable circular plate having a rotation axis at a center of gravity; a motor that drives the circular plate to be rotated; a cam formed at a surface of the circular plate so as to surround the rotation axis; an anchor that is reciprocated along a linear trajectory that is perpendicular to the rotation axis of the circular plate; and a follower provided at the anchor and is moved along the cam, the cam being configured to include a first angle range and a second angle range such that the anchor is moved in opposite directions at different accelerations when the follower moves within the first angle range and when the follower moves within the second angle range, respectively, while the circular plate is rotated in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mikio Onodera
  • Patent number: 10373644
    Abstract: A spindle motor is provided, the motor comprising: a base plate, a PCB on the base plate, a bearing assembly arranged on the base plate, a stator coupled to a periphery of the bearing assembly, a rotor rotationally coupled to the bearing assembly, the rotor including a yoke and a magnet, and a rotation shaft rotationally coupled to the bearing assembly. The base plate includes a planar portion and a protruding portion arranged along with a periphery of the yoke, the protruding portion being apart from the yoke. The base plate is partially covered with the PCB in a region where the stator is arranged. And, a height from the planar portion to an upper surface of the protruding portion is smaller than a height from the planar portion to a lower surface of the periphery of the yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hoeop Yoon
  • Patent number: 10374878
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for forwarding tables for virtual networking devices. The system first identifies local virtual machines hosted on a local host connected to the system, the system having virtual tunneling capabilities. The system then generates a forwarding table for the system. Next, the system populates the forwarding table with local entries including bindings for the local virtual machines hosted on the local host and adds a default route in the forwarding table pointing to a default forwarder function, wherein the default route is configured to handle all non-local traffic relative to the system and the local host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Navindra Yadav, Sameer Merchant
  • Patent number: 10374479
    Abstract: A motor is provided. The motor includes: a rotor; a stator inside which the rotor is rotatably disposed and including a plurality of teeth protruding toward the rotor; a plurality of insulating films disposed in respective slots formed between the plurality of teeth to insulate a coil wound around the plurality of teeth from the respective teeth; and insulating members covering upper and lower portions of the stator, respectively, wherein the plurality of insulating films are fixed by the plurality of teeth and the insulating members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-bum Lee, Hong-jung Kim, Gyeong-don Kim, Young-ju Ryu, Ji-hoon Lee, Jae-jin Cho, Jong-hyun Choi, In-cheol Hwang
  • Patent number: 10374493
    Abstract: A configuration of a rectifying device configuring a vehicle-use rotating electric machine is such that when a lead drawn out from a stator winding is inserted into a through hole of a rear bracket forming a casing, a periphery of the lead is enclosed, and the through hole sealed, by a tubular member extended from a main body portion of a terminal block, and the through hole not blocked by the tubular member is sealed by a stopper portion extended in the same way from a main body portion of the terminal block. Even when the number of leads drawn out is reduced, standardization of the rear bracket is carried out by the through hole (3a) of the rear bracket being sealed by the stopper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuzuru Kobayashi, Masao Akiyoshi, Kazunori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10374494
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides techniques for securing a running stability of a vehicle, whereby danger of safety accident can be significantly reduced during operation of a vehicle by enabling a minimum number of Hall elements to be driven even during damage to a power terminal or to a ground unit due to defect in circuit by separately forming a power terminal supplying a power to a plurality of magnetic elements in a plurality of numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jin Su Pyeon
  • Patent number: 10367392
    Abstract: A rotary magnetic transmission structure that can achieve stable transmission is provided. Two magnetic members having radial magnetic fields are fixed on each shaft of two parallel shafts A and B; the radial magnetic fields of the two co-axial magnetic members both spread at an angle greater than 60 degrees and less than 90 degrees; using the first magnetic members of each shaft A and B as references, the direction of opening of the angle between the radial magnetic field of the second magnetic member and the radial magnetic field of the co-axial first magnetic member on the same shaft is opposite to that on the other shaft. This structure can obviously reduce the peak effect at the two poles of the magnetic fields of the magnetic members between the two shafts, so that the transmission is stable during non-contact rotary transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Zhongming Wang
  • Patent number: 10361817
    Abstract: Systems and methods to transmit data over multiple communication channels in parallel with forward error correction. An optimized number is determined to partition a data segment of a given size into the optimized number of original packets of the same size, by reducing the cost of transmitting dummy data added to the original packets due to the partition, the data fields added to communication packets to support decoding, and redundant packets that are expected to be transmitted via a plurality of parallel channels before the termination of the transmission, as well as the computation cost that increases as a function of the number of original packets. Copies of packets are generated by distributing the original packets to the copies as initial packets and generating each subsequent channel-encoded packet by rejecting useless channel-encoded packets in view of packets assumed to have been received prior to the transmission of the subsequent channel-encoded packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Mingchao Yu, Mark Craig Reed
  • Patent number: 10362447
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, devices, systems and methods of Angle of Departure (AoD) estimation. For example, an apparatus may include circuitry and logic configured to cause a wireless station to determine a beamforming scheme configured for AoD estimation, the beamforming scheme including a plurality of beamforming settings to be applied to a respective plurality of antennas, the beamforming scheme configured to transmit a plurality of tones in a plurality of directions such that a direction may be associated with at least one tone of the plurality of tones; and to sequentially transmit a plurality of transmissions according to the beamforming scheme, a transmission of the plurality of transmissions comprising a transmission via one or more antennas of the plurality of antennas according to one or more beamforming settings corresponding to the one or more antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Yuval Amizur, Nir Dvorecki
  • Patent number: 10361834
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide bandwidth allocation in wireless telecommunications including communication devices that can operate according to different operating bandwidth. The bandwidth allocation can include allocation of subcarrier blocks having specific sizes. The subcarriers blocks can be contiguous within a channel or can be non-contiguous or distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Shahrnaz Azizi, Robert Stacy