Patents Examined by Khiem Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10361668
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods to provide a constant common mode voltage at the input terminals of a difference amplifier. A difference amplifier can receive an input signal and can deliver an amplified version of the received input signal at an output of the difference amplifier. In a system where a difference amplifier can receive an output of a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), the DAC performance can deteriorate in situations where common mode voltage at the input terminals of the difference amplifier are changing. A difference amplifier including feedback circuitry can provide a constant common mode voltage at the input terminals of the difference amplifier, leading to improved performance in a system where the difference amplifier receives an input signal from a DAC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Yukihisa Handa, Nathan R. Carter
  • Patent number: 10348247
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a plurality of power supply signals for a plurality of power amplifiers configured to amplify radio frequency transmit signals includes a first power supply circuit configured to generate a first power supply signal and a different second power supply signal. The first power supply circuit is configured to provide the first power supply signal to a first output path and the second power supply signal to a second output path. Further, the apparatus includes a second power supply circuit configured to generate a third power supply signal. Still further, the apparatus includes a switching circuit configured to couple the second power supply circuit to the first output path in a first operating mode to provide a first combined power supply signal at an output of the first output path based on the first power supply signal and the third power supply signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Stephan Henzler, Johannes Harrebek, Christian Kranz, Holger Wenske
  • Patent number: 10298179
    Abstract: An amplifier arrangement has an input transistor being connected between reference potential terminals by a current source and a current sink. An amplifier stage has an amplifier output coupled to a first connection node between the current sink and a first terminal of the input transistor by means of a feedback path, and an amplifier input connected to a second connection node between the current source and the second terminal of the input transistor. A level-shifting structure has a level-shifting element with one end connected to a reference connection, wherein the level-shifting element is adapted to perform a level-shifting of a potential at the second connection node with respect to a potential at the reference connection. The reference connection is coupled to one of the following: the amplifier output, the first connection node, a control terminal of the input transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ams AG
    Inventors: Weixun Yan, Thomas Froehlich
  • Patent number: 10290968
    Abstract: A connector assembly connects a coaxial cable, having a first coaxial connector, to a second coaxial connector. The connector assembly includes the coaxial cable conductively connected to a proximal end of the coaxial cable; and an outer housing member having a proximal end and a distal end. The outer housing member includes an internal lumen containing the proximal end of the coaxial cable and at least partially containing the first coaxial connector; a concavity at the proximal end of the outer housing member, wherein the concavity includes an opening that is contiguous with the internal lumen; and a first interlocking connector element in the concavity. The connector assembly further includes at least one sealing body within the internal lumen of the outer housing member, the at least one sealing body forming a watertight seal between the housing and the cable, and a resilient compressible surface surrounding the first coaxial connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Neptune Technology Group
    Inventors: Damon Lloyd Patton, Steven Christopher Wolfe, Randall McClay Stoves
  • Patent number: 10284147
    Abstract: A Doherty amplifier module includes first and second amplifier die. The first amplifier die includes one or more first power transistors configured to amplify, along a first signal path, a first input RF signal to produce an amplified first RF signal. The second amplifier die includes one or more second power transistors configured to amplify, along a second signal path, a second input RF signal to produce an amplified second RF signal. A phase shift and impedance inversion element is coupled between the outputs of the first and second amplifier die. A shunt inductance circuit is coupled to the output of either or both of the first and/or second amplifier die. Each shunt inductance circuit at least partially resonates out the output capacitance of the amplifier die to which it is connected to enable the electrical length of the phase shift and impedance inversion element to be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Ting Wu, Enver Krvavac, Joseph Gerard Schultz
  • Patent number: 10283885
    Abstract: An electrical cable connector assembly comprises a receptacle connector mated with a plug/cable connector. The receptacle connector mounted upon an external printed circuit board and includes an insulative housing forming a mating cavity, and a terminal module assembly received within the housing with contacting sections exposed in the mating cavity. The cable connector includes an internal printed circuit board with a contact module fixed at a front end region and a cable having a plurality of wires fixed at a rear end region in a multilevel manner. A die-casting cover encloses the internal printed circuit board with heat dissipation fin structure on an exterior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Yuan Zhang, An-Jen Yang, Jie Zheng, Yuan-Chieh Lin
  • Patent number: 10283919
    Abstract: In various implementations, a raceway system may provide power and/or data connectivity to one or more locations. The raceway system may include modular receptacles. The modular receptacles may include power sockets and/or modular communication sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Clinton Strong
  • Patent number: 10270203
    Abstract: An adapter housing for waterproof mounting a power supply circuit to an exterior wall of an appliance. The wall has an opening for a plug to connect the socket. The adapter includes a front wall having a connecting area and a mounting area; and a sealing element connected to the front wall. The sealing element surrounds the connecting area and the mounting area. The front wall opens at the connecting area into a recess defining a socket for receiving a plug. The front wall enables a sealed mounting to an exterior wall of the appliance. A side wall, together with the front wall, defines a compartment for receiving a power supply circuit. The sealing element surrounds the connecting area and the mounting area on the front wall such that it seals the compartment from an opening of the exterior wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FRIWO Gerätebau GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher Janse, Jörg Wochnik
  • Patent number: 10270195
    Abstract: A connector is provided with a female contact and a housing. A protection portion of the female contact has a guide portion intersecting with a front-rear direction to guide a male contact to a receiving portion. An insertion opening of the housing is located forward of a contact accommodation portion in the front-rear direction. The insertion opening opens in a predetermined direction perpendicular to the front-rear direction and thereby communicates with an aperture portion. When a front of the connector is viewed along the front-rear direction, the guide portion is visible through the insertion opening at least in part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshikazu Hayashi, Masakazu Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 10263365
    Abstract: There is provided a plug unit including a plurality of predetermined standard plug connectors, the predetermined standard plug connectors each including a contact that connects with a connection terminal of a predetermined standard receptacle connector, and the plug unit includes one insulator which holds the contact that each of the plurality of predetermined standard plug connectors has and which defines an interval between the plurality of predetermined standard plug connectors and a posture of the predetermined standard plug connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Kato, Hiroaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10256555
    Abstract: An electrical distribution center includes a housing, an electronic device, an upper fixing member, a printed circuit board (PCB), a lower fixing member and a connector. The upper fixing member has a first inserting hole. Pin terminals of the electronic device pass through the first inserting hole and are connected to the PCB. A connector mounting slot for fixing the connector is arranged on the lower fixing member. A second inserting hole and a guide rod member are arranged in the connector mounting slot. A TPA member is sheathed on the guide rod member. The TPA member has a third inserting hole. Pin terminals of the connector pass through the third inserting hole and the second inserting hole and are fixed in the connector mounting slot with the TPA member. The pin terminals of the connector are connected to the PCB after passing through the first inserting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Delphi Electrical Centers (Shanghai) Co., LTD
    Inventors: Michael F. Loew, Haifei Guan, Ai Hua Gong
  • Patent number: 10256589
    Abstract: A power rotating transfer coupler is disclosed for use within a retractable shade system of the type operatively deployed upon a rotating roller member transversely disposed within a framework and mounted in connection with a boat, recreational vehicle or other stationary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: RODAN ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald K. Russikoff
  • Patent number: 10249969
    Abstract: High reliability is achieved with a protected state guaranteed for housings with reinforcing brackets being rigid to be free from displacement and misorientation. A connector includes: a connector body; a terminal installed in the connector body; and a reinforcing bracket fit to the connector body. The connector body includes a recess in which a mating connector body of a mating connector fits, and an insular part that is in the recess and fits in a groove part of the mating connector body. The reinforcing bracket includes an inner reinforcing bracket fit to an insular end part that is an end portion of the insular part in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Hiroki Ono
  • Patent number: 10250202
    Abstract: Power amplification system with adjustable common base bias. A power amplification system can include a cascode amplifier coupled to a radio-frequency input signal and coupled to a radio-frequency output. The power amplification system can further include a biasing component configured to apply one or more biasing signals to the cascode amplifier, the biasing component including a bias controller and one or more bias components. Each respective bias component may be coupled to a respective bias transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip John Lehtola, Scott W Coffin
  • Patent number: 10250194
    Abstract: An envelope tracking scheme can be used, such as to modulate a supply node of a power amplifier circuit to improve efficiency. For example, a magnitude or amplitude envelope of a signal to be modulated can be scaled and used to drive a node, such as a drain, of the power amplifier circuit. An envelope tracking signal can be generated such as having a bandwidth that is compressed as compared to a full-bandwidth envelope signal. A peak-value “look ahead” technique can be used, for example, so that amplitude compression or clipping of the transmit signal is suppressed when the bandwidth-compressed envelope tracking signal is used to modulate a supply node of the power amplifier used to amplify the transmit signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Analog Devices Global
    Inventors: Patrick Pratt, Joseph Bradford Brannon, Ronald Dale Turner
  • Patent number: 10243304
    Abstract: An electrical connector for high speed signals. The connector has multiple conductive elements that may serve as signal or ground conductors. A member formed with lossy material and conductive compliant members may be inserted in the connector. The conductive compliant members may be aligned with conductive elements of the connector configured as ground conductors. For a connector configured to carry differential signals, the ground conductors may separate pairs of signal conductors. The member may further include a conductive web, embedded within the lossy material, that interconnects the conductive compliant members. For a receptacle connector, the conductive elements may have mating contact portions aligned along opposing surfaces of a cavity. The conductive elements may have contact tails for attachment to a printed circuit board and intermediate portions connecting the mating contact portions and the contact tails. The conductive compliant members may press against the intermediate portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Kirk, Jason Si, Ba Pham, Sam Kocsis, David Chan, Wonder Wang, Bob Tang, Martin Li, Smith Wu
  • Patent number: 10243310
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses a technology that enables a first set of electrical connectors hosted via a first carrier board to simultaneously engage with a second set of electrical connectors hosted via a second carrier board. This simultaneous engagement occurs based on a movement of the first carrier board toward the second carrier board, or vice versa, such that the first set of electrical connectors progressively engages and aligns with the second set of electrical connectors to enable signal communication therethrough. The movement of the first carrier board toward the second carrier board can be facilitated via a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Cinch Connectivity Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Monahan, Robert Baumler
  • Patent number: 10243519
    Abstract: Various methods and circuital arrangements for biasing one or more gates of stacked transistors of an amplifier are presented, where the amplifier can have a varying supply voltage that varies according to a control voltage. The control voltage can be related to a desired output power of the amplifier and/or to an envelope signal of an input signal to the amplifier. Particular biasing for selectively controlling the stacked transistors to operate in either a saturation region or a triode region is also presented. Benefits of such controlling, including increased linear response of an output power of the amplifier, are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: pSemi Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Dykstra, David Kovac
  • Patent number: 10243307
    Abstract: A wafer assembly for an electrical connector, and method for making, that has a first and second wafers configured to interlock with one another. Each of the wafers has at least one contact that has a body portion with a mating end for coupling to a mating contact and a tail end opposite the mating end for engaging a printed circuit board where the mating and tail ends extend from opposite sides of the wafer. A conductive spring member is sandwiched between the first and second wafers. The wafer assembly can include one or more electronic components in electrical contact with the spring member and one of the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Zlatan Ljubijankic, Andy Toffelmire, Peter E. Jay, Barbara H. Marten, Valeria Caraiani, Andrew B. Matus
  • Patent number: 10236828
    Abstract: A power amplifier has improved power added efficiency at high output power. The power amplifier includes: a first transistor for amplifying an input signal input to the base thereof and outputting the amplified signal from the collector thereof; a second transistor with power-supply voltage applied to the collector thereof to supply bias voltage or bias current from the emitter thereof to the base of the first transistor; a third transistor whose collector is connected to the collector of the first transistor to amplify the input signal input to the base thereof and output the amplified signal from a collector thereof; a fourth transistor whose base and collector are connected to supply bias from the emitter thereof to the base of the third transistor; and a first resistor with bias control voltage applied to one end thereof and the other end connected to the bases of the second and fourth transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma Sugiura, Takashi Yamada, Norio Hayashi, Satoshi Tanaka, Kenichi Shimamoto, Kazuo Watanabe