Patents Examined by Hoang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10161319
    Abstract: An exemplary method of providing torque-assist to a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine includes, among other things, assisting a rotation of the crankshaft using an electric machine during the transition between stages of a multi-stage forced induction system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ashish Kumar Naidu, Steve Johnson, Peter George Brittle, James Wright
  • Patent number: 10164323
    Abstract: A mobile terminal, comprising of a terminal body having a front surface, a rear surface, and side surfaces extending from end portions of the rear surface toward the front surface, the terminal body being made of a metal, a lower module coupled to a lower end of the terminal body and externally exposed to operate as a radiator of an antenna apparatus and a non-metal member interposed between the terminal body and the lower module and forming a slot by spacing the terminal body and the lower module apart from each other, and wherein the antenna apparatus comprises first and second antenna resonating different frequency bands wherein the first antenna and the second antenna comprise a first feeder and a second feeder, respectively, connected to a main printed circuit board provided in the terminal body and generating the electric fields on the first slot and the second slot, respectively, and wherein the lower module comprises first and second member and a connecting portion connecting end portions of the first
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngbae Kwon, Kangjae Jung, Sungjung Rho, Changwon Yun, Duckyun Kim, Yunmo Kang
  • Patent number: 10161271
    Abstract: A fluid expander is disclosed as used in conjunction with an air compressor that is driven by a prime mover. The fluid expander is structured to extract useful work from a fluid stream and add that work to the work provided by the prime mover to the compressor. In some embodiments a clutch can be used to decouple the expander from the compressor if insufficient work is developed by the expander. A gear train can also be used to change the rotational speed prior to work being delivered to the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: James Christopher Collins, Marion Patrick McDonald, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10158163
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile terminal, by which extensibility of an antenna pattern and radiation efficiency of an antenna can be increased. The present invention includes a display, a frame configured to support a back of the display, a first antenna to be provided to at least one side of a top portion and a bottom portion of the frame, a rear case to attach to a back of the frame, a second antenna provided to at least one of an inner side and an outer side of the rear case, and a third antenna configured in a beam shape to be attached to at least one of a right lateral side and a left lateral side of the frame, the third antenna configured to be electrically connected to either the first antenna or the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Cheolgu Gang, Hyunsuk Yang, Jongmo Kang, Jinho Jang
  • Patent number: 10156161
    Abstract: A compressed fluid storage power generation device including a compressor and compressor bodies for compressing a working fluid; a pressure accumulation tank for storing the working fluid compressed by the compressor bodies; a power generator having expanders which are driven by the working fluid and a power generator body which is driven by the expanders; high-temperature heat recovery units for recovering heat from the working fluid flowing from the compressor bodies into the pressure accumulation tank; high-temperature heating units for heating, with the recovered heat, the working fluid flowing from the pressure accumulation tank into the expanders; a low-temperature heat recovery unit for recovering heat generated in a low-temperature heat generation section of the compressor and/or power generator into a low-temperature heat carrier; and low-temperature heating units for heating the working fluid by means of heat exchange with the low-temperature heat carrier carrying the heat recovered by the low-tempe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Matsukuma, Hiroki Saruta, Kanami Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10158164
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a housing of a handheld mobile device. The housing includes a ceramic layer forming a continuous outermost surface of the handheld mobile device, and an antenna layer adjacent to the ceramic layer. The antenna layer including conductive elements formed from a metal injection molded substrate, and an antenna break formed of non-conductive material electrically separating the conductive elements to collectively form an antenna of the handheld mobile device that is hidden by the ceramic layer from an exterior view of the handheld mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Jason Sean Gagne-Keats
  • Patent number: 10158166
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for applying a conformal coating to one or more radio frequency elements of an antenna or antenna array. Said method is characterized in that the conformal coating is based on a thermoplastic material produced from a mixture comprising a thermoplastic polymer and an olive pomace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: LEONARDO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Pacetti, Leopoldo Infante, Mario Teglia, Emanuele Tiribelli, Flavio Troiani
  • Patent number: 10158169
    Abstract: A mobile antenna system has a dome with an internal space for enclosing an antenna, and tabs spaced around and extending outward from the circular edge of the dome. A base supports the antenna and includes a side wall extending upward to define a circular edge abutting the edge of the dome. Tabs are spaced around and extend outward from the circular edge of the base in vertical alignment to contact the tabs of the dome. The dome and base are removably secured together by a locking ring having an inner diameter large enough to fit over the edges of the dome and base. This ring has a set of L-shaped slots, each having a vertical slot segment with a width to receive the aligned tabs, and a horizontal slot segment continuing from the vertical slot segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Winegard Company
    Inventors: Brent Lee Venghaus, Reed Alan Wagenbach, Jared David Schmidgall
  • Patent number: 10151237
    Abstract: A turbocharger (1) including a twin scroll turbine and a valve assembly (40, 140) disposed in the exhaust gas inlet (24, 124) that is configured to control the flow exhaust gas through the turbine. The valve assembly (40, 140) includes two rotary valves (60, 160, 80, 180) actuated by a common valve shaft (44, 144). One of the valves (60, 180) may control exhaust gas flow to a volute or between volutes, and the other (80, 160) may control wastegate exhaust gas flow. The valve shaft (44, 144) is driven by an actuator to rotate about the valve shaft rotational axis (46, 146) such that the first valve (60, 160) and the second valve (80, 180) can each be selectively moved between a closed position and an open position, and the time sequence order of opening of the first valve (60, 160) and the second valve (80, 180) is selectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. McGahey, Brent Chamberlain, Mark Ventimiglia
  • Patent number: 10148010
    Abstract: An antenna system includes an antenna having a symmetric geometry with respect to first and second antenna feed ports associated therewith, and a hybrid antenna feed circuit coupled to the first and second antenna feed ports of the antenna. The hybrid antenna feed circuit is configured to receive first and second transmit signals and feed the first transmit signal to the first and second antenna feed ports in a balanced feed mode and feed the second transmit signal to the first and second antenna feed ports in an unbalanced mode in a concurrent fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Saku Lahti, Mikko S. Komulainen
  • Patent number: 10145296
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an exhaust-gas turbocharger for a supercharged internal combustion engine having a charge-air cooler. In order to prevent the formation in the charge-air-guiding parts of condensate which above a certain quantity, if it remains within the charge-air-guiding parts, leads to damage to the engine, such as, for example, ice formation, water shock or corrosion, it is proposed to provide a condensate outlet opening on the compressor of the exhaust-gas turbocharger, which opening is provided in a lowermost region of a charge-air flow path through the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MAN TRUCK & BUS AG
    Inventor: Johannes Hollweck
  • Patent number: 10147989
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system for generating power from fuel cell waste heat, comprising: at least one fuel cell module for generating power and producing waste heat; a bottoming cycle power block through which a motive fluid circulates to generate power; a waste heat heat-transfer unit for transferring heat from exhaust gases of the at least one fuel cell module to the bottoming cycle power block motive fluid thereby producing a desired combined power level from the at least one fuel cell module and the bottoming cycle power block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Elad Shina, Carl Nett
  • Patent number: 10148017
    Abstract: A multi-band antenna system includes an array of wide-band radiating elements and a multi-band electrical tilt circuit. The multi-band electrical tilt circuit includes a plurality of combiners, a first RF band variable phase shifter and a second RF band variable phase shifter implemented in a common medium. The common medium may comprise a PCB, a stripline circuit, or the like. Each combiner includes a combined port, a first RF band port, and a second RF band port. The combined ports are coupled to the radiating elements. The first RF band phase shifter has a first plurality of variably phase shifted ports connected to the first RF band ports of the combiners via transmission line, and the second RF band phase shifter has a second plurality of variably phase-shifted ports connected to the second RF band ports of the combiners via transmission line. The phase shifters are independently configurable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Morgan C. Kurk, Martin L. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10141654
    Abstract: A tracking antenna system for discrete radio frequency spectrums includes a reflector, a pedestal supporting the reflector, a radome assembly enclosing both, a first feed for gathering radio waves within a first of discrete RF spectrums that is removably disposed in front of the reflector at the focal point, a first RF module operably connected to the first feed for converting the first gathered radio waves to first electronic signals, a feed mount for removably supporting the first feed and configured to removably support a second feed for gathering radio waves within a second of discrete RF spectrums, and a module mount for removably supporting the first RF module and configured to removably support a second RF module for converting the second radio waves to second electronic signals. A method of using the tracking antenna system adaptable for discrete radio frequency spectrums is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Sea Tel, Inc.
    Inventor: Trushar D. Patel
  • Patent number: 10138823
    Abstract: This supercharger for a motorcycle is driven by power of a crankshaft of a combustion engine, and compresses intake air to be supplied to the combustion engine. The supercharger has an impeller of a centrifugal type, and an intake air control valve is disposed on the upstream side of the impeller of the supercharger with respect to a flow direction of the intake air. The intake air control valve is disposed so as to face a suction port of the supercharger in the flow direction of the intake air. The intake air control valve adjusts the amount of the intake air flowing into the impeller, and in addition, provides a preswirl to the intake air flowing into the impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoaki Ichi, Toshiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 10132232
    Abstract: A supercharging device for an engine includes an electric supercharger which supercharges intake air, an intercooler which cools intake air discharged from the electric supercharger; and an intake manifold which is disposed substantially horizontally, and is configured to communicate between a downstream end of the intercooler in an intake air flow direction, and intake ports. The downstream end of the intercooler is located on a lower end of the intercooler. The downstream end of the intercooler is disposed substantially at the same height as an upstream end of the intake ports. The electric supercharger is disposed below the intercooler along a surface of the engine on an intake side where the intake ports are opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenari Kondo, Manabu Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10135126
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an antenna system is described. The antenna system includes a primary antenna on an aircraft. The primary antenna is mechanically steerable and has an asymmetric antenna beam pattern with a narrow beamwidth axis and a wide beamwidth axis at boresight. The antenna system also includes a secondary antenna on the aircraft, the secondary antenna including an array of antenna elements. The antenna system also includes an antenna selection system to control communication of a signal between the aircraft and a target satellite via the primary antenna and the secondary antenna. The antenna selection system switches communication of the signal from the primary antenna to the secondary antenna when an amount of interference with an adjacent satellite reaches a threshold due to the wide beamwidth axis of the asymmetric antenna beam pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventors: Lance B Diamond, Donald L Runyon
  • Patent number: 10135122
    Abstract: Antenna arrays that provide directive radiation over multiple frequencies, multiple polarizations, and/or operate in modes that reduce unnecessary radiation into a nearby human body. The arrays are particularly adapted for use with handheld wireless devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and cellular phones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AMI RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos
  • Patent number: 10132233
    Abstract: An engine system and method utilizing a compressor map to control compressor speed of a driven turbocharger in the engine system is provided. A desired compressor speed is determined that corresponds to a boost pressure and to a mass flow rate of intake from the compressor map. The transmission of the driven turbocharger is shifted to a ratio that drives the compressor to a desired speed to provide the desired boost pressure and air flow to the engine system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SuperTurbo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Keim, Jared William Brown
  • Patent number: 10135156
    Abstract: A multi-mode composite antenna includes two crossed dipole elements each consisting of a bow-tie antenna having two bow-tie antenna segments, and a conductive tube which houses signal transmission lines connected to each bow-tie antenna segment. A conductive flared portion surrounds the conductive tube and forms a monopole element. The bow-tie antenna segments are shaped so that slots extend between each adjacent bow-tie antenna, each slot forming a tapered slot antenna that has a pair of non-linear curved edges that diverge from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: David Schalk Van der Merwe Prinsloo, Petrie Meyer, Rob Maaskant, Marianna Valerievna Ivashina