Patents Examined by Jany Richardson
  • Patent number: 10973101
    Abstract: A single-stage driver for an LED device, configured to be coupled between a power supply and the LED device, comprises: a rectifier, a DC-to-DC converter, a resistor and a controller. The rectifier is configured to be coupled to the power supply and convert an alternating voltage from the power supply into a first direct voltage. The DC-to-DC converter, which comprises at least two switches, is coupled between the rectifier and the LED device and configured to receive the first direct voltage and provide a constant current to the LED device. The resistor is configured to be coupled in series with the LED device. The controller is coupled between the resistor and the at least two switches, and configured to keep the current through the LED device stable around a predetermined current value by controlling the switches based on a voltage across the resistor, wherein all the at least two switches are turned on or off synchronously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Zhu Mao, Min Fang, Zhangji Zhou, Shuyi Qin, Fanbin Wang
  • Patent number: 10971820
    Abstract: An arrangement (10) comprising a first conductive antenna element (20), comprising at least one first slot (30; 31, 32, 33, 34; 35, 36) arranged in the first conductive antenna element (20), and a second conductive antenna element (80), comprising at least one second slot (90; 91, 92, 93, 94; 31; 32, 33, 34) arranged in the second conductive antenna element (80), is disclosed. At least one second slot (90; 91, 92) arranged in the second conductive antenna element (80) is coupled with at least one first slot (30; 35, 36) arranged in the first conductive antenna element (20) by means of at least one conductor (111, 112; 113, 114, 115, 116).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FILTRONIC WIRELESS AB
    Inventor: Bjorn Lindmark
  • Patent number: 10971817
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a phased array antenna system includes a first portion carrying an antenna lattice including a plurality of antenna elements, wherein the plurality of antenna elements are arranged in a first configuration, a second portion carrying a beamformer lattice including a plurality of beamformer elements, wherein the plurality of beamformer elements are arranged in a second configuration different from the first configuration, and a third portion disposed between the first portion and the second portion carrying at least a portion of a mapping including a first plurality of mapping traces on a first surface providing at least a portion of the electrical connection between the plurality of antenna elements and the plurality of beamformer elements, wherein each of the plurality of antenna elements are electrically coupled to one of the plurality of beamformer elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Javier Rodriguez De Luis, Robert Baummer, Jr., Nil Apaydin, Alireza Mahanfar
  • Patent number: 10965014
    Abstract: A radar unit includes a printed circuit board (PCB) supporting an integrated circuit (IC) chip. A radome is arranged over the IC chip. A spring engages the IC chip and the radome. The spring is configured to transfer thermal energy between the IC chip and the radome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert C. Beer, Matthew S. Carrell, Ryan K. Rossiter
  • Patent number: 10952307
    Abstract: A modular coordinated lighting system comprising one or more wireless lighting devices that can communicate over a network and coordinate their operation to provide illumination to an area is provided. Wireless control present in one wireless lighting device can be used to propagate the wireless control of that wireless lighting device to an entire of group of lights in a lighting system. In this manner, a user can easily install wireless lighting devices that work in coordination to illuminate an area as if they are one lighting device. A networked wireless lighting device may also be configured through the user input method to operate different groups of wireless lighting modules such that lighting groups may be created. Multiple lighting groups allow a user to configure lighting provided by the modular coordinated lighting system based on their preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Recker, David B. Levine
  • Patent number: 10944152
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a metal frame. The metal frame includes a first gap, a second gap, a third gap, and a fourth gap to separate a first antenna, a second antenna, a third antenna, and a fourth antenna from the metal frame. The metal frame includes a fifth antenna. The first antenna, the second antenna, the third antenna, and the fourth antenna cooperatively form a first multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antenna to provide a 4×4 multiple-input multiple-output function in a second frequency band. The first antenna, the second antenna, the third antenna, and the fifth antenna cooperatively form a second MIMO antenna to provide a 4×4 multiple-input multiple-output function in a third frequency band. The first antenna and the third antenna cooperatively form a third MIMO antenna to provide a 2×2 multiple-input multiple-output function in a first frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jia-Hung Hsiao, Shu-Wei Jhang, Wen-Yuan Chen, Chang-Hsin Ou, Ming-Yu Chou, Chia-Ming Liang, Kuo-Lun Huang
  • Patent number: 10945325
    Abstract: A luminaire for a workstation, including a tunable light source, a control circuit in association with the luminaire configured to automatically modulate a spectral power distribution of the tunable light source in a response to a changeable ambient lighting condition and an operator interface in communication with the control circuit, where the operator interface is configured to allow a workstation occupant to activate and deactivate the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SYLVAN R. SHEMITZ DESIGNS, INC.
    Inventor: David R. Pfund
  • Patent number: 10938122
    Abstract: An antenna includes a top plate having a top side and a bottom side, a ground plate disposed parallel to the top plate, a ground pin connecting the top plate to the ground plate, and a probe pin connected to the bottom side of the top plate. The probe pin is configured to be connected to a signal source. The antenna further includes a first dielectric layer adjacent to the bottom side of the top plate, and a first patterned conductor layer adjacent to the first dielectric layer. The first dielectric layer is disposed between the top plate and the first patterned conductor layer. The top plate is separated from the ground plate by a distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Joseph A. Miragliotta, Kenneth R. Grossman
  • Patent number: 10931003
    Abstract: Telecommunication systems for aircraft and other vehicles are described having one or more antennas with a plurality of modular, radiating elements disposed about and coupled to a central element. Each of the plurality of modular, radiating elements comprises transmitting and receiving elements. The antenna may be mounted to an adapter plate along with another antenna of similar construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Matteo Berioli, Peter Lewalter
  • Patent number: 10923816
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an antenna system of a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes a housing, a mainboard accommodated in the housing, a plastic holder covering the mainboard, and a USB interface installed on the mainboard. The antenna system includes a radiator formed on a surface of the plastic holder facing the housing, and a feed end, a first ground point and a second ground point that are disposed on the mainboard. The radiator includes a feed end and a ground feed end spaced apart from each other, a connection end connecting the feed end and the ground feed end, a first stub connected to the ground feed end, and a second stub and a third stub connected to the feed end. The antenna system provided by the present disclosure is more space-saving, and reduces the impact of the USB interface on the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yachuan Shen
  • Patent number: 10924116
    Abstract: A motor controller system that includes an analog switch multiplexer system is disclosed. Specific implementations include a plurality of field effect transistors (FETs) that may be configured to be operatively coupled with one or more phases of a motor. Each of the plurality of FETs may include a gate, an analog switch multiplexer coupled with each of the gates of the plurality of FETs and with an analog output, and a digital control block coupled with the analog switch multiplexer that may be configured to send a multiplexer select control signal to the analog switch multiplexer in response to receiving a serial peripheral interface signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Konosuke Taki
  • Patent number: 10916836
    Abstract: According to various aspects, disclosed are exemplary embodiments of vehicular antenna assemblies. In an exemplary embodiment, a vehicular antenna assembly generally includes a first satellite antenna configured to be operable for receiving first satellite signals, and a second satellite antenna configured to be operable for receiving second satellite signals different than the first satellite signals received by the first satellite antenna. A reflector is positioned generally between the first and second satellite antennas. The reflector is configured to be operable for reflecting the first satellite signals generally towards the first satellite antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Cheikh T. Thiam, Ayman Duzdar, Reza Azadegan, Curtis W. Beaulieu, Hasan Yasin, Thomas W. Howay
  • Patent number: 10916854
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a radiative antenna element disposed in a first conductive layer, a reflector ground plane disposed in a second conductive layer under the first conductive layer, a feeding network comprising a transmission line disposed in a third conductive layer under the second conductive layer, and at least one coupling element disposed in proximity to a feeding terminal that electrically couples one end of the transmission line to the radiative antenna element. The coupling element is capacitively coupled with the feeding terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Jiunn-Nan Hwang, Yi-Chieh Lin, Yen-Ju Lu, Shih-Chia Chiu, Wen-Chou Wu
  • Patent number: 10910722
    Abstract: An electromagnetic device includes: a dielectric structure having: a first dielectric portion, FDP, having a proximal end and a distal end, the FDP having a dielectric material other than air; and a second dielectric portion, SDP, having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the SDP being disposed proximate the distal end of the FDP, the SDP having a dielectric material other than air; and wherein the dielectric material of the FDP has an average dielectric constant that is greater than the average dielectric constant of the dielectric material of the SDP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Gianni Taraschi, Roshin Rose George
  • Patent number: 10903563
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a communication device. The communication device includes a millimeter-wave antenna array and an appearance metal element. The appearance metal element has an antenna window. The millimeter-wave antenna array is configured to transmit or receive a wireless signal. The wireless signal is transferred through the antenna window of the appearance metal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Ting-Wei Kang, Shih-Huang Yeh, Chen-Fang Tai
  • Patent number: 10896143
    Abstract: A resistance of configurable termination circuitry located at an interface between a memory component and a processing device is adjusted. The configurable termination circuitry includes a plurality of transistors, a plurality of switches coupled to the plurality of transistors, and a plurality of resistors coupled to the plurality of switches. The resistance of the configurable termination circuitry is adjusted based on a mode of the configurable termination circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wimmer, Taylor Loftsgaarden, Ming-ta Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10890300
    Abstract: An LED tube lamp includes a lamp tube; an LED light strip disposed inside the lamp tube and comprising a mounting region and a connecting region, a plurality of LED light sources mounted on the mounting region and at least two first connecting pads arranged on the connecting region; a fixing structure disposed inside the lamp tube and extending along the longitudinal direction of the lamp tube, the fixing structure comprising a first end fixedly connected to an inner circumferential surface of the lamp tube and second end fixedly connected to the LED light strip; a power supply module disposed on the fixing structure and electrically connecting to the LED light strip via the two first connecting pads, the power supply module comprising a circuit board separate from the light strip and a plurality of electronic components mounted on the circuit board; and two end caps attached to two ends of the lamp tube respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Jiaxing Super Lighting Electric Appliance Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aiming Xiong, Qifeng Ye, Yueqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10892544
    Abstract: A dielectric structure of an electromagnetic device includes: a first dielectric portion, FDP, having a proximal end, a distal end, and a three-dimensional, 3D, shape having a direction of protuberance from the proximal end to the distal end oriented parallel with a z-axis of an orthogonal x, y, z coordinate system; and a second dielectric portion, SDP, having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the SDP being disposed proximate the distal end of the FDP, the FDP and the SDP having a dielectric material other than air; wherein the SDP has a 3D shape having a first x-y plane cross-section area proximate the proximal end of the SDP, and a second x-y plane cross-section area between the proximal end and the distal end of the SDP, the second x-y plane cross section area being greater than the first x-y plane cross-section area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Gianni Taraschi
  • Patent number: 10874007
    Abstract: A lighting device for interior spaces or rooms is provided. The lighting device has a plurality of lighting units that are individually calibrated. Further, the lighting device has a regulating device, which, based on corrected color and/or intensity values, forms a control value with which light sources of the lighting units are actuated in order to achieve a specified color and/or intensity value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Bernd Wölfing, Oliver Keiper, Sandra Mattheis, Andreas Schneider, Marc Timon Sprzagala, Andreas Dietrich, Thomas Reichert, Sebastian Biel
  • Patent number: 10868590
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a massive MIMO array antenna comprising a PCB substrate and a plurality of antenna groups, each of the antenna groups comprises two feeding networks and one antenna unit, each antenna unit comprises an antenna bracket, a radiating piece and four coupling pieces, each of the feeding networks is electrically connected to two of the coupling pieces and performs coupling differential feeding on the radiating pieces by the two coupling pieces, each of the antenna groups is ±45° orthogonal polarization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianchuan Liu, Yuehua Yue