Patents Examined by Nha Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10189363
    Abstract: Techniques for electric vehicle systems, and in particular to electric vehicle charging systems and associated methods of use are provided. In one embodiment, a system for charging an electric vehicle comprises an electrical storage unit, an external power source, a charging panel, and a vehicle controller configured to determine if the electrical storage unit requires charging and configured to determine if conditions allow for deployment of a charging panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Ricci
  • Patent number: 10176288
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for modeling the placement of components in an electronic circuit design. Embodiments may include receiving, at one or more computing devices, an electronic circuit design at a graphical user interface (GUI) and a selection for a component to be placed within the electronic circuit design. Embodiments may also include detecting a change in the position of the selected component to determine when the selected component is moved into a zone of the electronic circuit design. Embodiments may further include determining a component footprint and one or more padstacks associated with the component footprint for the selected component based upon the position of the selected component within the zone of the electronic circuit design. Embodiments may also include rendering the component footprint and the padstacks on the selected component based upon, at least in part, the position of the selected component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian James Carlson, Frank X Farmar, Robert Paul White, Amey Vilas Joshi, Edmund J. Hickey
  • Patent number: 10177132
    Abstract: A layout pattern of a static random access memory, including a first inverter and a second inverter constituting a latch circuit. A first inner access transistor, a second inner access transistor, a first outer access transistor and a second outer access transistor are electrically connected to the latch circuit, wherein the first outer access transistor has a first gate length, the first inner access transistor has a second gate length, and the first gate length is different from the second gate length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Jun-Jie Wang, Yu-Lin Wang, Tzu-Feng Chang, Wei-Chi Lee
  • Patent number: 10164446
    Abstract: The discharge circuit malfunction diagnosis device configured to diagnose a malfunction of a discharge circuit, which is to be applied to a power supply system including: an assembled battery including a plurality of cells; a discharge circuit which is configured to discharge the each of the plurality of cells when driven; and a voltage adjustment section configured to determine, based on voltages of the respective plurality of cells of the assembled battery, a target cell voltage and a cell to be discharged, and configured to drive a discharge circuit for the cell to be discharged in accordance with the target cell voltage, includes a malfunction diagnosis section configured to compare a discharge circuit pre-driving voltage and a discharge circuit post-driving voltage of the cell to be discharged, to thereby diagnose a malfunction of a discharge circuit corresponding to the cell to be discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasukazu Murata, Masami Nakashima, Shingo Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10148103
    Abstract: A portable charger is capable of jump starting a 12V car battery as well as charging 5V portable electronic devices. The charger includes a charger battery; a power supply operatively connected with the charger battery; at least one USB output jack operatively connected with the power supply for providing +5V USB power; and positive and negative jumper cable jacks operatively connected with the power supply for providing +12 V DC power to jump start a vehicle battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Halo International SEZC Ltd.
    Inventors: Garold C. Miller, Nathan Daniel Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10141755
    Abstract: A portable charger capable of jump starting a 12 V car battery includes a charger battery, a jump start circuit operatively electrically connected with the charger battery and with an ignition power outlet, and a microcontroller for coordinating safety functions to establish or interrupt the operative electrical connection of the jump start circuit with the ignition power outlet. The ignition power outlet comprises a positive power socket, a negative power socket, a positive sensing socket and a negative sensing socket. The sensing sockets are electrically isolated from the power sockets, and the microcontroller senses voltage across the sensing sockets and is configured to interrupt the operative electrical connection of the jump start circuit to the ignition power outlet until proper voltage is sensed across the sensing sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Halo International SEZC Ltd.
    Inventors: Garold C. Miller, Nathan Daniel Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10137643
    Abstract: Systems and methods for process simulation are described. The methods may use a reference model identifying sensitivity of a reference scanner to a set of tunable parameters. Chip fabrication from a chip design may be simulated using the reference model, wherein the chip design is expressed as one or more masks. An iterative retuning and simulation process may be used to optimize critical dimension in the simulated chip and to obtain convergence of the simulated chip with an expected chip. Additionally, a designer may be provided with a set of results from which an updated chip design is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Yu Cao, Wenjin Shao, Ronaldus Johannes Gijsbertus Goossens, Jun Ye, James Patrick Koonmen
  • Patent number: 10141767
    Abstract: A microprojection device and a magnetic suspension base are provided. The microprojection device comprises a microprojector and a main suspension magnet. The microprojector is fixed to the main suspension magnet. The magnetic field direction at a magnetic field center of the main suspension magnet is in the vertical direction so the microprojector can be driven to be suspended in a magnetic field environment. The magnetic suspension base comprises: a housing and at least three base magnets disposed therein. The magnetic field direction at the center of a combined magnetic field formed by the at least three base magnets is in the vertical direction; the magnetic intensity at the center of the combined magnetic field is less than the magnetic intensity near the base magnets; and the microprojector can be driven to be suspended under the magnetic field environment by being fixed on the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xuewen Lv
  • Patent number: 10135271
    Abstract: A portable charger capable of jump starting a 12 V car battery includes a charger battery, a jump start circuit operatively electrically connected with the charger battery and with an ignition power outlet, and a microcontroller for coordinating safety functions to establish or interrupt the operative electrical connection of the jump start circuit with the ignition power outlet. The ignition power outlet comprises a positive power socket, a negative power socket, a positive sensing socket and a negative sensing socket. The sensing sockets are electrically isolated from the power sockets, and the microcontroller senses voltage across the sensing sockets and is configured to interrupt the operative electrical connection of the jump start circuit to the ignition power outlet until proper voltage is sensed across the sensing sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Halo International SEZC Ltd.
    Inventors: Garold C. Miller, Nathan Daniel Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10135099
    Abstract: A pulsed discharge device according to an exemplary aspect of the present invention includes a controller configured to determine an interruption time to a discharge time based on a predetermined time ratio between the discharge time and the interruption time when performing a pulsed discharge to repeat alternately a discharge and a pause in discharging of a chemical battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Fukunishi, Kenji Kobayashi, Suguru Watanabe, Osamu Ishibashi, Hiroshi Kajitani, Kazuhisa Sunaga, Hideyuki Sugita, Atsumasa Sawada, Ayami Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10135285
    Abstract: An electrical system for low-power charging of personal electronic devices is made available at each passenger seat in a vehicle using wireless power technology. Alternating current is delivered by conductors behind the sidewall panels or under the floor of the vehicle body to the passenger area. Electrical power is transferred from these conductors using transmit coils attached outboard of the sidewall panels or below the floor to receive coils attached to passenger seats near the transmit coils. The electrical current induced in the receive coils is made available via electrical power charging circuits at a convenient location for each seat via conventional charging ports. Transmit and receive coils are designed and configured to permit different seating configurations without the need for rewiring by placement and design of larger transmit and receive coils or by using track-mounted transmit and receive coils or a combination of these.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Loren Thomas Ayotte
  • Patent number: 10124690
    Abstract: Techniques for electric vehicle systems, and in particular for positioning a charging panel of an electrical vehicle to receive a charge, are provided. In one embodiment, a system for positioning a charging panel of an electrical vehicle to receive a charge comprises an armature disposed on an electrical vehicle; a charging panel interconnected to the armature; and an actuator configured to maneuver the armature and position the charging panel relative to an external surface, the external surface in communication with a power source configured to provide a charge to the charging panel, wherein the charging panel is configured to receive the charge from the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Ricci
  • Patent number: 10124689
    Abstract: A vehicle charging control method is provided. The method includes recognizing scheduled charging information predetermined for vehicle charging and detecting charging equipment connected to the vehicle. Whether a scheduled charging is performed is determined based at least on whether charging information from the charging equipment corresponds to the scheduled charging information. Whether an automatic charging is performed is determined based at least on predetermined user set-up information when the charging information deviates from the scheduled charging information. A charging operation, including the scheduled charging and the automatic charging is then performed for the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Ja Chun Han, Ho Joong Lee, In Seok Park, Seung Jae Yoo
  • Patent number: 10120967
    Abstract: A method for implementing a Semiconductor Integrated Circuit device using Near/Sub-threshold technology with SW programmable adaptive and dynamic forward and reverse bias voltage control using different sensors inside the chip in order to improve speed, reduce leakage and ensure high yield of the final product that operates at an ultra-low power consumption. This method allows achieving ultra-low power solution with reasonable higher speed and insure high yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: PLSense Ltd.
    Inventors: Uzi Zangi, Neil Feldman
  • Patent number: 10120965
    Abstract: A disclosed system of an emulation environment performs a simulation to construct a waveform of a target signal based on signals traced by an emulator for a time frame including multiple clock cycles. In one embodiment, a simulation is performed in a manner that an input of the logic gate, in a first duration of the time frame at which an output of the logic gate depends on the input, is analyzed to obtain the output, and the input of the logic gate, in a second duration of the time frame at which the output of the logic gate is independent, is omitted. In one aspect, the input of the logic gate is simulated for the first duration based on a periodicity in a waveform of the input in the first duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Johnson Adaikalasamy, Gagan Vishal Jain, Stanislav Margolin
  • Patent number: 10120972
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computer-implemented method for visualizing internal instance structure and connections in a design system component. Embodiments may include receiving, using at least one processor, an IP-XACT description of one or design elements and analyzing, using the at least one processor, the IP-XACT description of the one or design elements. Embodiments may further include displaying a graphical user interface, based upon, at least in part, the IP-XACT description of one or design elements, wherein the graphical user interface is configured to display a self-organizing graphical layout including a parent component, at least one node, and at least one edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Uri Joel Maoz, Ronen Shoham
  • Patent number: 10108770
    Abstract: A method for analog circuit design includes the steps of (A) generating a plurality of initial designs of an analog circuit with a computer, (B) generating one or more intermediate designs of the analog circuit based on a selection of a plurality of characteristics from a subset of the initial designs, (C) combining the intermediate designs in each corner of a plurality of process corners, a plurality of voltage corners and a plurality of temperature corners to establish an intermediate population of the intermediate designs, and (D) searching the intermediate population of the intermediate designs to locate a final design of the analog circuit that is optimal across all of the corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Thalia Design Automation Ltd.
    Inventors: Sowmyan Rajagopalan, Christopher M. Yates
  • Patent number: 10110038
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a mobile terminal and a rapid charging method, where the mobile terminal includes a microprocessor configured to detect voltage of a battery core thereof upon detecting that the USB interface is connected with the DC-charging power source adaptor, if the voltage of the battery core is in a range [S1, S2] delimited by preset DC-charging thresholds, to calculate a target charging voltage value Vout from the voltage of the battery core, the maximum terminal voltage supported by the battery as well as at least one of a resistance value on a charging line, a resistance value on a circuit board of the mobile terminal, an inner resistance of the battery, and to send the target charging voltage value Vout to the DC-charging power source adaptor to control the DC-charging power source adaptor to output charging voltage to DC-charge the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: HISENSE MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., HISENSE USA CORPORATION, HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunqian Li, Yaling Huang, Yufeng Zhao, Naifeng Zhang, Wenjuan Du
  • Patent number: 10078721
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for determining a resistance of a conducting structure. The conducting structure can be partitioned into a set of polygons based on (1) equipotential lines and (2) boundaries of the conducting structure. Next, a matrix equation can be constructed, wherein for at least one polygon in the set of polygons, electric potentials of boundary elements on the boundaries of the polygon are represented by linear combinations of electric potentials of two or more equipotential lines. The resistance of the conducting structure can then be determined by solving the matrix equation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoxu Cheng, Jingyu Xu, Hau-Yung Chen, Dick Liu
  • Patent number: 10074693
    Abstract: Subject matter disclosed herein relates to an integrated circuit device having a socket interconnect region for connecting a plurality of conductive lines at a first vertical level to interconnect structures formed at a second vertical level different from the first vertical level. The conductive lines include a plurality of contacted lines that are vertically connected to the interconnect structures at the socket interconnect region, a plurality of terminating lines terminating at the socket interconnect region, and a plurality of pass-through lines that pass through the socket interconnect region without being vertically connected and without being terminated at the socket interconnect region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC
    Inventor: Hernan A. Castro