Patents Examined by Nguyen Ha
  • Patent number: 10229788
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes a laminated body and first and second external electrodes respectively on both end surfaces of the laminated body. When regions where first internal electrodes or second internal electrodes are not present are regarded as side margin portions in a cross section of the laminated body as viewed from the laminating direction, the side margin portions include multiple side margin layers, and the content of Si in the side margin layer closest to the internal electrode is lower than that in the side margin layer other than the side margin layer closest to the internal electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Hideaki Tanaka, Daiki Fukunaga, Koji Moriyama
  • Patent number: 10203262
    Abstract: Described herein, are methods and systems for locating a leak in a water distribution network. According to an implementation, a leak situation in the water distribution network is detected based on a flow difference value between an actual flow value and a predicted flow value of an inlet flow meter of the water distribution network at at least one time interval. Leak signature values of demand nodes in the water distribution network at the at least one time interval are determined. A leak signature value of a respective demand node at a respective time interval is determined based on centrality metrics, the predicted flow value at the respective time interval, and static physical properties related to the water distribution network. At least one possible leak node is identified based on the flow difference value and the leak signature values of the demand nodes at the at least one time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Venkatesh Sarangan, Iyswarya Narayanan, Arunchandar Vasan, Anand Sivasubramaniam
  • Patent number: 10186383
    Abstract: A capacitor that includes a porous metal base material, a dielectric layer formed on the porous metal base material, an upper electrode formed on the dielectric layer, a first terminal electrode electrically connected to the porous metal base material, and a second terminal electrode electrically connected to the upper electrode. The porous metal base material includes a high-porosity part and low-porosity parts, and the low-porosity parts are present at a pair of opposed side surfaces of the porous metal base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuo Hattori, Noriyuki Inoue, Takeo Arakawa, Hiromasa Saeki
  • Patent number: 10186385
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrode for an electric double layer capacitor comprising high energy density, low degradation of electrostatic capacitance and resistance with passage of time even using under high voltage, i.e., excellent long-term reliability. The electrode for the electric double layer capacitor comprises polarizing electrode materials containing porous carbon particles, an auxiliary conducting agent, tungsten oxide powders, and binders; conductive adhesive containing a conductive material and a poly-N-vinylacetamide (PNVA)-based binder; and a sheet current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuhei Toshinari, Hiroyuki Norieda, Kotaro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10186384
    Abstract: A structural capacitor and method for manufacturing the structural capacitor. A first layer of nonconductive fiber glass may be formed into a desired shape of the structural capacitor, and then a conductive layer made of carbon fiber pre-impregnated material may be placed on the fiber glass layer. A dielectric layer of parylene may then be coated onto the conductive layer using a conformal vapor deposition process. More conductive and dielectric layers may be added in alternating succession until desired structural and/or electrical properties are achieved. A final layer of fiber glass may then be applied and the resulting structural capacitor may be cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Todd LaPlant, Daniel John Salzman
  • Patent number: 10179254
    Abstract: This application relates to capacitors that resist deformation because of the configuration of their conductive and dielectric layers. The capacitors are multilayer capacitors that include multiple dielectric and conductive layers. The dielectric layers can be arranged in a way that creates a rigid barrier or dead zone, which can resist mechanical deformation when the multilayer capacitor is charged. In some embodiments, two or more multilayer capacitors are stacked together in an arrangement that causes each of the multilayer capacitors to cancel any deformations of the other when the multilayer capacitors are charged. In this way, noise exhibited by the multilayer capacitors can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: aPPLE INC.
    Inventors: Paul A. Martinez, Jason C. Sauers, Shawn X. Arnold
  • Patent number: 10180384
    Abstract: HEPA filter integrity testing apparatus including an automated mover, a scan module connected to the automated mover, and scan probes disposed along the length of the scan module. Assemblies also include HEPA filters and the filter integrity testing apparatus. A method of determining the integrity of HEPA filters with the filter integrity apparatus is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt Nuclear Medicine LLC
    Inventors: Sumit Verma, Bryan S. Petrofsky, Kevin B. Graves, Donald W. Reese
  • Patent number: 10168241
    Abstract: A drying module for a relative pressure measuring transducer, which has in the interior of a housing of the measuring transducer a reference pressure supply leading from a relative pressure sensor to an opening in a housing wall of the housing, and which has a connection element, whose inner space is connected via the opening with the reference pressure supply extending in the measuring transducer. The drying module comprises a module housing, which has an inner space, in which a drying means is located, and, extending through the module housing (23), a reference pressure supply, whose first end is contactable with the reference pressure via an opening of the module housing, whose second end is connectable to the reference pressure supply of the measuring transducer via a connection element of the drying module connectable with the connection element of the measuring transducer, and whose inner space in the module housing is in humidity permeable connection with the inner space containing the drying means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Hugel
  • Patent number: 10170243
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes a multilayer body including dielectric layers stacked on one another, inner electrodes, and auxiliary electrodes, and outer electrodes on end surfaces of the multilayer body. The inner electrodes include first through fifth inner electrodes on different planes. The auxiliary electrodes include a first auxiliary electrode on the same plane as the first inner electrode, a second auxiliary electrode on the same plane as the second inner electrode, a third auxiliary electrode on the same plane as the third inner electrode, and a fourth auxiliary electrode on the same plane as the fourth inner electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Toru Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10170244
    Abstract: Methods of forming microelectronic structures are described. Embodiments of those methods may include forming an electrochemical capacitor device by forming pores in low-purity silicon materials. Various embodiments described herein enable the fabrication of high capacitive devices using low cost techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Donald S. Gardner, Cary L. Pint, Charles W. Holzwarth, Wei Jin, Zhaohui Chen, Yang Liu, Eric C. Hannah, John L. Gustafson
  • Patent number: 10163571
    Abstract: A hard start capacitor replacement unit has a plurality of capacitors in a container sized to fit in existing hard start capacitor space. The capacitors are metallized film capacitors wound in a single cylindrical capacitive element. The container has a common terminal and capacitors value terminals for the plurality of capacitors, which may be connected singly or in combination to provide a selected capacitance. An electronic or other relay connects the selected capacitance in parallel with a motor run capacitor. The hard start capacitor replacement unit is thereby adapted to replace a wide variety of hard start capacitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: American Radionic Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Richard W. Stockman
  • Patent number: 10161823
    Abstract: A piezoelectric pressure sensor includes a sensor housing that accommodates a membrane, a piezoelectric sensor, a charge pick-off and a pre-stressing assembly. The membrane captures a pressure profile, and polarization charges are generated accordingly on the piezoelectric sensor by the captured pressure profile. The pre-stressing assembly includes a pre-stressing body and a pre-stressing sleeve and mechanically pre-stresses the piezoelectric sensor. The charge pick-off receives the polarization charges and is electrically insulated from the pre-stressing sleeve by a second gap. The charge pick-off is mechanically connected to the pre-stressing body via a first electric insulation body on a side of the pre-stressing body that faces away from the membrane and seals the second gap in a pressure-tight manner from an environment of the second gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Reinhold Buck, Martin Giger
  • Patent number: 10156493
    Abstract: Provided are a position determination device and the like for determining a mounting position of a sensor suitable for detecting leakage vibration of a pipe. A position determination device (100) includes a frequency determination unit for determining a frequency of vibration propagating through a pipe and a structure attached to the pipe and a mounting position determination unit for determining, on the basis of the determined frequency, a mounting position of a sensor for detecting vibration of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Junichiro Mataga, Shin Tominaga, Masatake Takahashi, Hirofumi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10156491
    Abstract: A pressure sensor module for a process pressure transmitter is provided. The pressure sensor module includes a first member formed of a metal suitable for exposure to seawater. The first member has a passageway extending therethrough. An isolation diaphragm is coupled to the first member and has a first side configured to contact a process fluid and an opposite side in fluidic communication with the passageway of the first member. A second member is formed of a different metal than the first member and is mechanically coupled to the first member to define a chamber that is fluidically coupled to the passageway. A pressure sensor is disposed to sense a pressure within the chamber. A seal is coupled to the first and second members to seal an interface between the first and second members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventor: Aleksandr Vladimirovich Fetisov
  • Patent number: 10157709
    Abstract: An actuating element for an electronic domestic appliance has an electrically non-conductive carrier which defines at least one preferably substantially cylindrical detection portion. A plurality of electrically conductive measuring electrodes is spaced apart from one another along the detection portion of the carrier. A preferably substantially annular operating element is disposed at a first predefined distance from the measuring electrodes and is movable relative thereto. The operating element additionally has at least one sensor portion which is at least partially electrically conductive and is disposed at a second predefined distance from the measuring electrodes. The second predefined distance is different from the first predefined distance, so that a movement of the sensor portion and therefore of the operating element relative to the configuration of measuring electrodes can be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Diehl AKO Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Lyszus, Bruno Fuhge
  • Patent number: 10147548
    Abstract: Capacitors and methods of making the same are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a capacitor comprises a structure having first and second oppositely facing surfaces and a plurality of pores each extending in a first direction from the first surface towards the second surface, and each having pore having insulating material extending along a wall of the pore; a first conductive portion comprising an electrically conductive material extending within at least some of the pores; and a second conductive portion comprising a region of the structure consisting essentially of aluminum surrounding individual pores of the plurality of pores, the second conductive portion electrically isolated from the first conductive portion by the insulating material extending along the walls of the pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Invensas Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Katkar, Cyprian Emeka Uzoh
  • Patent number: 10145751
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a deformable film portion, a first sensing element and a second sensing element. The first sensing element is fixed to the film portion, and includes a first magnetic layer of a first material, a first opposing magnetic layer, and a first intermediate layer. The first intermediate layer is provided between the first magnetic layer and the first opposing magnetic layer. The second sensing element is fixed to the film portion, and includes a second magnetic layer of a second material, a second opposing magnetic layer, and a second intermediate layer. The second material is different from the first material. The second intermediate layer is provided between the second magnetic layer and the second opposing magnetic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Fuji, Michiko Hara, Kei Masunishi, Yoshihiro Higashi, Shiori Kaji, Akiko Yuzawa, Akio Hori, Tomohiko Nagata, Kazuaki Okamoto, Kenji Otsu, Shotaro Baba
  • Patent number: 10147552
    Abstract: A conductive polymer microparticle dispersion contains a solvent, and polythiophene microparticles dispersed in the solvent. The polymerization unit of the polythiophene is one of thiophene and derivatives thereof, and the polythiophene contains a polyanion as a dopant. The conductive polymer microparticle dispersion has a pH value of 3 or greater and contains a solvent-insoluble iron compound containing iron with a concentration of 450 ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Takatani, Tatsuji Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10147555
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to solid polymer electrolytes, prepolymer compositions, and their uses in the preparation of capacitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Constantin Ciocanel, Cindy Browder
  • Patent number: 10139325
    Abstract: A system for evaluating bubble formation potential in a structure includes an environment test chamber and an environmental controller for controlling a plurality of environmental conditions within the environment chamber. The system additionally includes a detector for capturing images of a structure under test and an illumination source for controlling illumination of the structure under test. A user interface is coupled to the environment controller for setting and adjusting environmental conditions within the environment test chamber. The user interface is also coupled to the illumination source for setting and adjusting illumination of the structure and the user interface is coupled to the detector for receiving the captured images and evaluating bubble formation potential in the structure under test based on the captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Xiaoxi Wang, Jeffrey C. Mentel, Shuying Zhu, Stephen P. Jones