Patents Examined by Hoang M. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10468750
    Abstract: Provided are an antenna and an electronic device including the same. The antenna includes a substrate, an antenna radiator fed from the substrate, at least one metallic member disposed near the antenna radiator, a connector member electrically connected to the substrate, and a capacitor formed by a dielectric interposed between the connector member and the at least one metallic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Joo-Hwan Park
  • Patent number: 10465600
    Abstract: Provided is a control device for an internal combustion engine, which is configured to: acquire an internal combustion engine required opening degree of the waste gate valve based on the operation state of the internal combustion engine. When the internal combustion engine required opening degree is full closing, full closing learning control is carried out by converting the target opening degree of the waste gate valve to a target opening degree for full closing learning so as to bring about a state in which the waste gate valve fully closes the exhaust bypass passage. When a state in which the position of the actuator does not change consequently continues for a set period, it is considered that the fully closed state is brought about and the full closing learning is finished, and a correction amount for the feedback control is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiko Ono, Junichi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10465612
    Abstract: A pressure sensor for fluid control system for an aircraft includes an enclosure, a piston assembly, and a bellows. The enclosure has a body that extends between a first end and a second end. A first fluid line extends to the first end. The piston assembly has a piston head that is movably disposed within the enclosure and a piston rod that extends from the piston head and through the second end. The bellows is disposed within the body that extends between and is operatively connected to the piston head and the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Leo J. Veilleux, Jr., Lubomir A. Ribarov
  • Patent number: 10461793
    Abstract: A cover of a mobile device includes a metal structure disposed to cover one surface of the mobile device. The metal structure includes a metal material, and operates as an antenna for a wireless communication of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Ki Lee, Hyoung-Hwan Roh, Il-Jong Song, Yo-Han Jang, Byeong-Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10458316
    Abstract: The present invention is a device for controlling an amount of air fed into the intake of a supercharged internal combustion engine with the engine comprising two exhaust gas outlets (32 and 36) each linked to an exhaust manifold (30 and 34) in at least one cylinder (121, 122, 123, 124). A supercharging device (38) comprising a turbo-compressor with a double-intake (50 and 52) turbine (40) is connected to the exhaust gas outlets and to an outside air compressor (44) and to a partial transfer duct of the compressed air from the compressor towards the intakes of the turbine. The partial transfer duct comprises two branches (70 and 72) which are connected to intakes of the turbine each having a shut-off (74 and 76) which controls circulation of compressed air in the branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Thierry Colliou, Bruno Walter
  • Patent number: 10458317
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a boosted engine system having an engine arranged to receive boosted air from a variable geometry turbocharger and an electrically powered compressor arranged in parallel with the turbocharger. During temporary high torque demands above a predefined level, the electrically powered compressor may be used to supplement the flow of boosted air from the turbocharger. Additionally, a recirculation circuit around the electrically powered compressor may be provided to build up pressure in the electrically powered compressor before it is connected to the engine so as to minimize fluctuations in engine boost pressure upon start-up of the electrically powered compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Cade, Steve Johnson, Paul Nigel Turner
  • Patent number: 10458369
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a cooling arrangement. In one example, a method for the cooling arrangement may comprise adjusting exhaust-gas recirculate and/or exhaust gas flow to first and second coolers of the cooling arrangement in response to one or more of an exhaust-gas recirculate demand and an energy recovery demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hans Guenter Quix, Andreas Kuske
  • Patent number: 10454177
    Abstract: The current disclosure is directed to a radar system. More particularly, the current disclosure relates to a fabrication of aperture-matched array of TEM horn antenna system and use of the same. Specifically, the current disclosure is directed to a compact and lightweight impulse radiating TEM array antenna system with high forward-to-back lobe ratio. Furthermore, the current TEM horn antenna system shows radiation efficiency close to 1 at the frequency bands between 150 and 250 MHz. More particularly, the current disclosure provides transverse electromagnetic (TEM) horn antenna including a curved surface extending arcuately at least 180° degrees from an antenna aperture opening defined at a signal-receiving forward end of a horn structure, wherein the curved surface is adapted to suppress large back-lobe properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander B. Kozyrev
  • Patent number: 10443581
    Abstract: A method of electricity production using water thermal energy includes compressing an enclosed working fluid at a first vertical position relative to a surface of a body of water to cause the fluid to move to a second vertical position relative to the surface and subsequently move to the first position in a closed loop, an external environment at the second position having a greater temperature than an external environment at the first position such that the fluid transitions between a liquid phase at the first position and a vapor phase at the second position, the compressing using power from a battery, and expanding the fluid at the second position to generate electricity to charge the battery. The first and second positions may be two depths of the body of water or a height of an atmosphere above the body of water and a depth of the body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Seatrec, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack A. Jones, Yi Chao, David M. Fratantoni, Michael Martin Zedelmair, Robin Edward Willis, Robert Scott Leland
  • Patent number: 10446931
    Abstract: An antenna assembly and an electromagnetic navigation system including such an antenna assembly are provided. The antenna assembly includes a substrate and multiple groups of planar antennas. Each of the planar antennas includes a multiple-loop trace deposited on one of multiple layers of the substrate. Each group includes a first, second, and third planar antenna. For each group, an innermost loop of the first planar antenna has a first linear portion and a second linear portion approximately perpendicular to the first linear portion, an innermost loop of the second planar antenna has a first linear portion and a second linear portion approximately perpendicular to the first linear portion and longer than the first linear portion, an innermost loop of the third planar antenna has a first linear portion and a second linear portion approximately perpendicular to the first linear portion and longer than the first linear portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Sean M. Morgan, Lev A. Koyrakh
  • Patent number: 10436182
    Abstract: Implementations of a system for collecting radiant energy with a non-imaging solar concentrator are provided. In some implementations, the system may be configured to focus radiant energy striking a plurality of concentric, conical ring-like reflective elements of the non-imaging concentrator onto a receiver positioned thereunder and to rotate and/or pivot the receiver so that at least a portion thereof is always kept within the focal point (or area) of the non-imaging concentrator. Wherein the center of the focal point (or area) is fixed with respect to the ground. In some implementations, the system for collecting radiant energy with a non-imaging solar concentrator may comprise a tracking apparatus configured to support the non-imaging concentrator and position it so that the sun is normal thereto, and a piping system that is configured to transfer concentrated solar energy from the receiver to an absorbing system where the energy is finally utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Ayman Adnan S. Al-Maaitah, Adnan Ayman Al-Maaitah
  • Patent number: 10435165
    Abstract: This invention concerns an aircraft propulsion system in which an engine has an engine core comprising a compressor, a combustor and a turbine driven by a flow of combustion products of the combustor. At least one propulsive fan generates a mass flow of air to propel the aircraft. An electrical energy store is provided on board the aircraft. At least one electric motor is arranged to drive the propulsive fan and the engine core compressor. A controller controls the at least one electric motor to mitigate the creation of a contrail caused by the engine combustion products by altering the ratio of the mass flow of air by the propulsive fan to the flow of combustion products of the combustor. The at least one electric motor is controlled so as to selectively drive both the propulsive fan and engine core compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Peter Swann, Paul Fletcher, Alvise Pellegrini, Ashog Kulathasan
  • Patent number: 10436159
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle silencer (1) for a charge air line of an internal combustion engine having a turbocharger (7), comprising: at least a first housing part (2) and a second housing part (3), wherein the housing parts (2, 3) are coupled to each other in a connection region (4) and form an outer casing (13) of the vehicle silencer (1); a resonator inner element (14), which is retained in at least one of the housing parts (2, 3), wherein at least a first (10) and a second resonator chamber (11) are formed by the two housing parts (2, 3) and the resonator inner element (14). The resonator inner element (14) has at least a first external retaining segment (50) in the region of an outer periphery (44) of the resonator inner element (14). A retaining groove (30) is formed in the first end wall (16) and/or in the second end wall (28), in which retaining grove the retaining segment (50) is accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Henn GmbH & Co KG.
    Inventor: Harald Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10436171
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides for an apparatus for translating energy through the use of mechanics, fluid displacement, gravity and buoyancy. The apparatus generally includes a base having float chambers and plunger chambers in fluid communication, a plurality of floats and plungers, and an energy transform assembly. The energy transform assembly includes a plurality of linkage mechanisms supported by the upper support structure and a plurality of linkage mechanisms supported by the lower support structure. Each linkage mechanism includes a pair of levers and an elongated transfer bar, with each lever rotatably affixed to an opposing end of the transfer bar in a manner to translate rotation of one lever with lateral movement of the transfer bar and lateral movement of the transfer bar causes rotation of the other lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Ernie N Crouch
  • Patent number: 10428787
    Abstract: A free floating wave energy converter includes at least one flexible pipe, adapted to float at a surface of a body of water, having an inlet end for receiving alternating slugs of water and air when the pipe is moored facing at an angle to a wave direction in the body of water and having an outlet end in fluid communication with a power takeoff and other devices, a plurality of supports attached to the pipe at spaced apart locations, each of the supports extending traverse to a longitudinal axis of the pipe and outwardly in opposite directions and at least two inflatable tubes attached to the supports on opposite sides of the pipe extending longitudinally substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the pipe, wherein the pipe is raised and lowered relative to the surface of the water by respectively inflating and deflating the tubes with a gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Syed Mohammed Ghouse
  • Patent number: 10431903
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are provided of antennas and antenna systems including the same. In an exemplary embodiment, an antenna generally includes an upper radiating patch element, a ground plane spaced apart from the upper radiating patch element, and a feed point positioned adjacent the ground plane. A first feeding element electrically couples (e.g., via proximity coupling or direct galvanic coupling) the upper radiating patch element to the feed point. A second feeding element electrically couples (e.g., via proximity coupling or direct galvanic coupling) the upper radiating patch element to the feed point. A shorting element electrically couples (e.g., via proximity coupling or direct galvanic coupling) the upper radiating patch element to the ground plane. In other exemplary embodiments, the antenna systems include one or more ground planes and one or more antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Kok Jiunn Ng, Wei Tat Ng, Tze Yuen Ng, Yih Jia Teoh
  • Patent number: 10431896
    Abstract: Multiband antenna in the form of a three dimensional solid have a plurality of radiating cavities disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: CUBIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anatoliy Boryssenko, Kenneth Vanhille, Jennifer Arroyo
  • Patent number: 10424416
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a vapor powered apparatus for generating electric power includes a liquid chamber that contains a working fluid and a first heat exchanger that transfers heat from fluid coming from a heat source to working fluid coming from the liquid chamber, where the transferred heat vaporizes at least a portion of the working fluid to provide a working pressure of the vaporized working fluid. The apparatus includes a pressure motor to convert the working pressure of the vaporized working fluid into mechanical motion for a power generator. The apparatus includes a vapor chamber to capture the vaporized working fluid and a second heat exchanger to use working fluid from the liquid chamber to condense the captured vaporized working fluid. An exchanger fluid system provides the working fluid to the second heat exchanger from a bottom portion of a pool of working liquid in the liquid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: George Erik McMillan
  • Patent number: 10422557
    Abstract: A heat pump, the heat pump having a first end and a second end and further comprising: a working fluid and a chamber to contain said working fluid, the chamber having a first end and a second end corresponding to the first and second ends of the pump, one wall of the chamber acting as a heat exchanger between the chamber and a first heat transfer medium and one wall of the chamber, which may or may not be the same wall as the first mentioned one wall, acting as a heat exchanger between the chamber and a second heat transfer medium. The first heat transfer medium is located at a position between the first end of the pump and an intermediate portion defined at a position between the first and second ends of the heat pump, the first heat transfer medium operationally has a temperature T at the end nearest the intermediate portion, and operationally has a temperature higher than temperature T at the end located nearest the first end of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: John Beckett
  • Patent number: 10422274
    Abstract: A control device for an actuator learns a reference position of a shaft when the operation of the engine of a vehicle is not obstructed in a period during which the engine is operating, and performs feedback control by using the reference position learned thereby in such a way that the position of the shaft detected by a position sensor gets close to a target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Kawamura, Kenta Hatano