Patents Examined by Hung Dang
  • Patent number: 10631441
    Abstract: Cabinet (10) for accommodating electronic equipment (46). The cabinet comprises a casing (12) with an access opening (24) at a access side (23), and a second side (17) opposite to the access side, an electronic equipment rack (40a), a first plenum space (35) between the access side and the rack, and a channel (36) in fluid communication with the second side and the first plenum space. The cabinet encloses a first cooling medium (27) that is in thermal communication with the electronic equipment. A cooling arrangement (29) is provided at the second side, which comprises a flow generator (30) for generating a flow (?f) of the first cooling medium from the first plenum space across the electronic equipment toward the second side, and a heat exchanger (31) for extracting heat from the first cooling medium. The first cooling medium is subsequently recirculated through the channel to the first plenum space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventor: David Johannes Van Den Bergen
  • Patent number: 10602611
    Abstract: A robot control apparatus is configured to include a power supply board including a power supply circuit and a driving board including a driving circuit that drives a robot with electric power supplied from the power supply board. In the thickness direction of the power supply board, the distance between a surface of the power supply board, on which the power supply circuit is provided, and a surface of the driving board, on which the driving circuit is provided, is smaller than the maximum height of the power supply board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Ryosuke Teranaka
  • Patent number: 10591957
    Abstract: A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include a single piece housing and a display module. The display module can include a protective top glass cover that is bonded to a plastic display frame and surrounded by a seal frame. The display module can also include a display panel and its associated circuitry suspended from the display frame below the protective glass cover. The display module is coupled to the single piece housing using mounting clips in a manner that allows the display module to move relative to the single piece housing during an impact event. The plastic display frame can include inserts that provide structural support near openings in the single piece housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Joshua D. Banko, Jonathan Ternus, Matthew B. Morris, Peter M. Thompson, Kevin Gibbs, Timothy G. Van Vorhis, Martin B. Adamcyk, Arthur J. Lucchesi, Brian Scott Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10430660
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a motion vector detection unit, a generation unit for generating information regarding the motion vector as metadata, a recording unit for recording each frame image in association with the metadata; and a control unit for causing the motion vector detection unit to perform motion vector detection by using an image signal on which reduction processing or thinning processing was performed, and causing the motion vector detection unit to determine an image area based on the metadata and to perform motion vector detection by using an image signal on which reduction processing or thinning processing was not performed or on which reduction processing was performed using a smaller reduction ratio than that used during the image capturing operation or thinning processing was performed using a smaller thinning ratio than that used during the image capturing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenichi Miyasako
  • Patent number: 10365094
    Abstract: A method for aligning wheels of a vehicle is described herein. In an implementation, a plurality of images of a wheel of the vehicle is captured. The plurality of images comprises a LED image of the wheel, a laser image of the wheel, and a control image of the wheel. The method further comprises identifying, automatically, a rim coupled to the wheel based on the plurality of images. Further, the wheel is aligned based on the identified rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Pooja Arora, Mannu Arora
  • Patent number: 10293372
    Abstract: An inside surface of a hose for use with liquid-cooled cooling plate assemblies and other applications that contain copper (Cu) components is pre-treated with a hydrophobic coating to reduce depletion of a copper corrosion inhibitor (e.g., benzotriazole (BTA)) dissolved in a liquid coolant (e.g., deionized water) that flows through the hose. Exemplary hydrophobic coatings include, but are not limited to, polydialkylsiloxanes such as polydimethylsiloxanes. In one embodiment, a multilayer hose is immersed in a solution containing hydrophobizing siloxane monomers dissolved in a solvent. The coated multilayer hose is then dried to evaporate the solvent. As the solvent evaporates, the siloxane monomers bind together to form the hydrophobic coating. In some embodiments, one or more hoses each provided with a hydrophobic coating interconnect liquid-coolant cooling system components (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Buvid, Eric J. Campbell, Tyler Jandt, Joseph Kuczynski
  • Patent number: 10273722
    Abstract: The combination of: a) an electronic device having a wall portion with first and second ends and at least one enlargement on each of opposite sides of the wall portion; and b) a security system. The security system is made up of an elongate body, with third and fourth ends, and a connecting assembly. The body has first and second legs and a base joined together to cooperatively define a ā€œUā€ shape. The connecting assembly and the body are configured so that with the security system operatively positioned, the first and second legs, base, and connecting assembly cooperatively encircle the elongate wall portion and the body is confined between at least first and second of the enlargements on the opposite sides of the elongate wall portion. In one form, a tether is secured to the connecting assembly and to a fixed support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 10264710
    Abstract: In an embodiment, thermal conductive material within a device having electrical component is described. In an embodiment, a device is disclosed comprising: a printed circuit board comprising electrical components; a housing of the device, wherein the housing substantially encloses the printed circuit board; a thermal conductive material coated on the printed circuit board, wherein the thermal conductive material is configured to coat an interface between an electrical component and the printed circuit board, and wherein the thermal conductive material is located between the printed circuit board and a portion of the housing according to both a three dimensional topography of the printed circuit board and a three dimensional shape of the portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Juha Erkki Antero Penttinen
  • Patent number: 10261521
    Abstract: Disclosed is a processing apparatus including a chamber, at least one nozzle, a measuring unit, an opening/closing unit, and a controller. The chamber accommodates a workpiece therein. The nozzle is provided in the chamber to supply a processing fluid toward the workpiece. The measuring unit measures a supply flow rate of the processing fluid supplied to the nozzle. The opening/closing unit performs opening/closing of a flow path of the processing fluid to be supplied to the nozzle. The controller outputs opening and closing operation signals at a preset timing. After outputting the opening operation signal, the controller calculates an integrated amount of the processing fluid based on a measurement result of the measuring unit, and performs an output timing change processing to change a timing of outputting the opening or closing operation signal from the preset timing based on the calculated integrated amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Keigo Satake, Kenji Nakamizo, Yuichi Douki, Takuro Masuzumi
  • Patent number: 10251545
    Abstract: A process for assessing at least one characteristic of a user's vision includes determining a characteristic of at least one camera of a mobile device; using the at least one camera, capturing at least one image of an object; determining, with reference to a portion of the at least one image composed of the object, a distance from the mobile device to the object at a time of capture of the at least one image; and receiving input from the user in response to material presented on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: JAND, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Carrafa, Molly Rhodes
  • Patent number: 10256919
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods employing contact lens sensors are provided. In some aspects, a contact lens includes a substrate that forms at least a portion of the body of the contact lens; an optical communication device disposed on or within the substrate; and a photodetector disposed on or within the substrate, wherein the photodetector harvests light emitted from a device and generates power from the harvested light. In some aspects, an apparatus comprises a tag having a circuit including: an optical communication device; and a photodetector that harvests light received and generates power from the harvested light. The tag can be disposed on or within a contact lens in various aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Pletcher, Brian Otis
  • Patent number: 10241351
    Abstract: An eyewear system according to the present disclosure may include at least one temple, and a temple guide provided on the at least one temple, wherein the temple guide comprises a guide surface defined by a ferromagnetic material of the temple, and wherein the temple guide is configured to magnetically retain an electronic wearable device in slidable attachment therewith and to restrict lateral movement of the electronic wearable device relative to the temple when the electronic wearable device is engaged with the temple guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: PogoTec, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Richard Clompus, Walter Dannhardt, Massimo Pinazza, Claudio Dalla Longa, Anita Trajkovska-Broach
  • Patent number: 10244630
    Abstract: Electrical connectors, electrical modules, and systems are provided. In one aspect, an electrical connector includes a housing defining a side surface, an electrical conductor supported by the housing and including an engagement portion proximate the side surface of the housing. The engagement portion is adapted to engage another electrical conductor of another electrical connector. The connector also includes a magnet supported by the housing proximate the side surface of the housing, a projection extending from the side surface of the housing, and a receptacle defined in the side surface of the housing. In other aspects, an electrical module includes at least one of these electrical connectors. In further aspects, a system includes a plurality of these modules and the modules are selectively couplable together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: littleBits Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Aya Bdeir
  • Patent number: 10242808
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a housing and a purge valve. The housing defines a cavity and a lumen extending from a volume of the cavity to a volume outside the cavity. The purge valve is disposed within the lumen and includes an occlusion member. A portion of the occlusion member has a width substantially equal to a width of an end portion of the lumen such that the portion of the occlusion member is disposed within the end portion of the lumen when the purge valve is in a first configuration. The portion of the occlusion member being disposed outside the end portion of the lumen when the purge valve is in a second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: IOXUS, INC.
    Inventors: Thor E. Eilertsen, Chad Hall, Lothar Franz Bieg
  • Patent number: 10234915
    Abstract: A graphite thermal conductor includes graphite bands laminated in the thickness direction. The thermal conductivity coefficient of each graphite band in the extending path is greater than the thermal conductivity coefficient thereof in the thickness direction. The extending path of each graphite band has at least one first bend in a plane which is perpendicular to the thickness direction. An electronic device applying the above graphite thermal conductor and a method for manufacturing graphite thermal conductor are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chin-Kai Sun, Jen-Cheng Lai, Jia-Yuan Hsu, Yi-Chang Huang, Chieh-Pei Chou
  • Patent number: 10238016
    Abstract: A chassis includes a flash module comprising a cover and an integrated connector, a metal stiffener, an electromagnetic interference (EMI) gasket, and a midplane. The flash module is connected to the midplane using the integrated connector, the integrated connector extends past the cover of the flash module, and, when the flash module is connected to the midplane, the cover of the flash module is in direct contact with the EMI gasket, in which the metal stiffener is interposed between the EMI gasket and the midplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Frank, Timothy Olesiewicz, Clifford Willis
  • Patent number: 10222633
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices and methods for the design and manufacturing of electronic eyeglasses and associated components thereof. Electronic eyeglasses consist of electro-active lenses, receiving electrical signals that turn them on and off from an electronic control module. The electronic control module is embedded within a temple of the eyeglass frame, and is powered by a removable power source pack residing at a temple tip through a flexible cable. Various methods describe the interconnection schemes between the components of the electronic eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Sophie Adams, David Boyd, Richard Clompus, Mark Graham, Joshua Haddock, Robert Hall, Venki Iyer, William Kokonaski, Charles Willey, Yongping Wang, Claudio Dalla Longa
  • Patent number: 10222630
    Abstract: A one-piece, composite eyewear article including a frame having two temples, two eye wires, a bridge and two hinges, the entire frame composed of a single integral piece of cured liquid silicone rubber consisting of a liquid dimethyl polysiloxane polymer thermoset, a lens situated within the two eye wires and extending across the bridge, the lens composed of a single integral piece of optical grade cured liquid silicone rubber consisting of a liquid dimethyl polysiloxane polymer thermoset, and wherein the frame and lens are molded via a two-material molding process, such that the frame auto-adheres to the lens during curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Torsten Kruse
  • Patent number: 10219692
    Abstract: The tomographic image capturing device of the present invention is configured to: split light from a light source (11) into measurement light and reference light; cause the measurement light and the reference light to be incident to an object (E) and a reference object (49), respectively; and capture tomographic images of the object (E) on the basis of interference light generated by superposition of the measurement light reflected from the object (E) and the reference light reflected from the reference object (49). The tomographic image capturing device has a first image capturing mode and a second image capturing mode. The first and second image capturing modes are each a mode in which the measurement light is two-dimensionally scanned to be incident to the object (E) and the tomographic images of the object (E) are captured. The two-dimensional scans in the second image capturing mode require a shorter time than that required for the two-dimensional scans in the first image capturing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KOWA COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10219403
    Abstract: A data management system includes a chassis metalwork that is electrically conductive. The chassis metalwork is electrically coupled to the power supply to form a return power path. The return power path may include a sub-chassis frame and a drawer frame. The return power path may also include uninsulated return power cables. The return power cables may be maintained in a cable chain along with outgoing power cables and data cables. The return power cables may be coupled to the drawer frame and the sub-chassis frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Easton, James Goddard, Anthony J. Foot