Patents Examined by Paresh Patel
  • Patent number: 10564213
    Abstract: A method and system of monitoring a reliability of a semiconductor circuit are provided. A current consumption of a first ring oscillator that is in static state is measured at predetermined intervals. Each measured current consumption value is stored. A baseline current consumption value of the first ring oscillator is determined based on the stored current consumption values. A latest measured current consumption value of the first ring oscillator is compared to the baseline current consumption value. Upon determining that the latest measured current consumption value is above a threshold deviation from the baseline current consumption value, the first ring oscillator is identified to have a dielectric breakdown degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tam N. Huynh, Keith A. Jenkins, Franco Stellari
  • Patent number: 10557892
    Abstract: Provided is an energy storage device state estimation device (100) for estimating a state of an energy storage device (200) at a predetermined point of time. The energy storage device state estimation device (100) includes: a history acquisition part (110) configured to acquire a charge-discharge history of the energy storage device (200) up to the predetermined point of time; a deterioration value estimation part (130) configured to estimate a time dependent deterioration value and a working electricity dependent deterioration value of the energy storage device (200) at the predetermined point of time using information about time dependent deterioration and information about working electricity dependent deterioration corresponding to the charge-discharge history; and a state estimation part (140) configured to estimate a state of the energy storage device (200) at the predetermined point of time using the time dependent deterioration value and the working electricity dependent deterioration value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Keita Suzuki, Yohei Tao
  • Patent number: 10551434
    Abstract: A rechargeable power module (RPM) may include a rechargeable energy storage device such as a battery or capacitor, a charging circuit, a direct-current (DC) to DC converter, a low drop-out (LDO) voltage regulator and a controller. The charging circuit provides the rechargeable energy storage device with a charging current based on power requirements of device under test and the state of charge, or storage, of the energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Woon Yoo, Ki-Jae Song, Soo-Yong Park
  • Patent number: 10551464
    Abstract: A method and system provides an acquisition scheme for generating MRE displacement data with whole-sample coverage, high spatial resolution, and adequate SNR in a short scan time. The method and system can acquire in-plane k-space shots over a volume of a sample divided into a plurality of slabs that each include a plurality of slices to obtain three dimensional multislab, multishot data, can apply refocusing pulses to the sample, can acquire navigators after the refocusing pulses, and can correct for phase errors based on an averaging of the navigators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
    Inventors: Curtis L. Johnson, Bradley Sutton, John G. Georgiadis, Joseph L. Holtrop
  • Patent number: 10551444
    Abstract: A method of operating an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system can be provided by activating an idle state for a UPS module included in the UPS system and providing a UPS module test input to the UPS module in the idle state. A UPS module test response can be provided from the UPS module in the idle state, to the UPS module test input. The UPS module test response can be compared to a predetermined UPS module test response and the UPS module can be identified as a potentially faulty UPS module responsive to determining that the UPS module test response varies from the predetermined UPS module test response by more than a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Robert Charles Sebald, George Arthur Navarro, Gavin Girish Saldanha
  • Patent number: 10545177
    Abstract: A coil that includes a current and a voltage sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Veris Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Martin Cook
  • Patent number: 10534206
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display, including: a liquid crystal panel; and a visual inspection unit positioned in an outer region of the liquid crystal panel and transferring a test signal to the liquid crystal panel, in which the visual inspection unit includes: a test pad to which a test signal is applied; a first test line connected to the test pad; and a second test line connected to the test pad through a bridge line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Jae Jeon, Yun Hee Kwak, Hyoung-joon Kim, Jae Ho Choi, Kyung Hyun Kim, Jong Woong Chang
  • Patent number: 10527683
    Abstract: A magnetic sensor device comprises a magnetic sensor chip that has a substantially rectangular shape and that contains a magnetic sensor element; and a sealing body, which is composed of a resin material containing magnetic particles and that integrally seals the chip. The chip includes a first and second side surfaces which are mutually opposite to each other, and a third and fourth side surfaces which are mutually opposite to each other and orthogonal to the first and second side surfaces. The sealing body contains first to forth sealing parts. The thicknesses of the first and second sealing parts are smaller than the particle diameter of the particles, and the thickness of at least the third sealing part is larger than the particle diameter of the particles. The particles exist in at least the third sealing part and substantially do not exist in the first and second sealing parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiro Ueda, Koichi Otani, Hiraku Hirabayashi, Shuhei Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10527703
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for performing a self-test of a magnetic field sensor using internal diagnostic components for fault detection. The magnetic field sensor includes a magnetic sensing element coupled to a sensor biasing current source and a switching network coupled to the magnetic sensing element. The switching network includes one or more diagnostics switches and one or more signal switches, and the one or more diagnostic switches are coupled to a diagnostic input current source. The switching network is configured to generate a time-multiplexed signal having a magnetic signal responsive to an external magnetic field in a magnetic signal time period and a diagnostic signal in a diagnostic signal time period. The diagnostic signal may be operable to produce an intermediate signal to have a predetermined sequence between a first state and a second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    Inventors: Gerardo A. Monreal, Bruno Luis Uberti, Alejandro G. Milesi, Joseph D. Hollins
  • Patent number: 10527402
    Abstract: Apparatus for magnetically sensing, computing, and displaying cable distance, as well as computing and displaying other user-selectable information in a pipe inspection system or other system is disclosed. Two or more permanent magnets may be mounted in spaced apart fashion, on either a frame or a rotatable member supported on the frame for rotation about an axis. A magnetic sensor may be mounted on the other one of the rotatable member or frame on which the magnets are not mounted, so that either the magnets rotate around the magnetic sensor or the magnetic sensor rotates between the permanent magnets. The magnetic sensor may generate output signals representing changes in at least two axes in a composite magnetic field generated by the permanent magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Jan Soukup, Jeffrey A. Prsha, Ray Merewether
  • Patent number: 10527646
    Abstract: An electrical contact assembly comprised of four identical modules arranged in a four-sided formation. Each module comprises of a bottom housing formed with two rows of through holes to allow a row of front and back contact pairs to be inserted, with separators in between each pair to prevent electrical conductance between the pairs. A top housing is then lowered onto the top of these contact pairs. With the aid of a key tool, the rows of contact pairs are inserted into through holes in the top housing. By virtue of different heights between the front and back rows of through holes, the front and back contact rows are inserted one first, and then the other. This allows for easier installation of an assembly with minimal tolerance accumulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: JF MICROTECHNOLOGY SDN. BHD.
    Inventors: Wei Kuong Foong, Kok Sing Goh, Shamal Mundiyath, Eng Kiat Lee
  • Patent number: 10520545
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for testing and evaluating electrical parameters of electronic circuits. An exemplary method includes providing a device-under-test electrically coupled to a testing apparatus; and determining an optimum value of a first electrical parameter and an optimum value of a second parameter by testing the device-under-test according to a set of first electrical parameter values and a set of second electrical parameter values. The optimum value of the first electrical parameter and the optimum value of the second parameter are determined based on an electrical noise response of the device-under-test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Szu-Chia Huang, Jhih Jie Shao, Tang-Hsuan Chung, Huan Chi Tseng
  • Patent number: 10514395
    Abstract: A method for insulating an RC voltage divider includes installing at least one part of an active part of the voltage divider within an inner housing and insulating the at least one part of the active part with an insulating oil within the inner housing, hermetically sealing the inner housing, enclosing the inner housing in an outer housing and filling a space between the inner housing and the outer housing with an insulating gas. A system for insulating an RC voltage divider is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rolf Fluri, Joachim Schmid
  • Patent number: 10509085
    Abstract: A multichannel radio frequency (RF) receive/transmit system (200) for use in an magnetic resonance (MR) imaging system (110) includes an RF coil array (202) with multiple RF coil elements (204) for emission and reception of RF signals. Each RF coil element (204) is provided with a tuning/matching circuit (208) for comparing forward power provided to at least one of the RF coil elements (204) with reflected power at the respective RF coil element (204) of the at least one of the RF coil elements (204), and for tuning the at least one of the RF coil elements (204) based on a comparison of the forward power and the reflected power at least one of the RF coil elements (204). A magnetic resonance (MR) imaging system (110) which includes the multichannel RF receive/transmit system (200) performs magnetic resonance (MR) imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Christoph Leussler, Peter Vernickel
  • Patent number: 10509079
    Abstract: An inverter test apparatus includes a DC power supply, a second inverter which is connected to a DC side of the first inverter, an inductor which is connected between an AC side of the first inverter and an AC side of the second inverter, a first controller which controls an AC voltage of the first inverter to be at a constant amplitude and a constant frequency, a current detector which detects a current that flows through the inductor, a phase command value computation module which computes a phase command value of the second inverter so as to control the current detected by the current detector, and a second controller which controls a phase of the second inverter, based on the phase command value computed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto Niimura, Toshiaki Oka, Hiromitsu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10506714
    Abstract: A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) film for a test socket is arranged between a semiconductor device and a test apparatus for performing an electrical test of the semiconductor device and includes a flexible bare film and a plurality of round-type MEMS bumps on the bare film, each of the MEMS bumps being formed on the bare film by using a MEMS processing technique, having an electrical contact with an electrode pad of the test apparatus or a conductive ball of the semiconductor device, and having a contact surface rounded from an edge side toward a center side in a convex manner in a direction toward the electrode pad or the conductive ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Okins Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Kook Jun, Sung Gye Park, Jae Weon Shim, Sang Hoon Cha
  • Patent number: 10488544
    Abstract: In a system for arranging survey points in field operation with a ground electromagnetic instrument, the position information of survey lines and survey points are planned and downloaded to an aircraft in advance. The survey lines and one survey point among survey points planned in advance is selected and the coordinate information of the survey point is acquired. The aircraft is controlled to fly to the physical geographic location of the survey point according to the coordinate information of the survey point in conjunction with positioning information acquired in real time. The aircraft hovers above the physical geographic location of the survey point and projects a predetermined indication mark to the ground. The detection instrument and electric field sensor are deployed at a first position indicated by the indication mark, and the magnetic field sensor is deployed at a second position; such a process is repeated till all of the planned survey points are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Yongyou Yang, Zhongxing Wang, Tianxin Zhang, Renzhong Pei, Wenxiu Zhang, Qingyun Di
  • Patent number: 10436931
    Abstract: Electromagnetic sensors which provide high coupling gain between the transmitter and receiver of a dielectric tool include a conductive pad having a cavity filled with dielectric filler, and an electrical conductor that provides electrical current to a conductive feeder placed inside the dielectric filler. During operation, current is fed to the conductive feeder to thereby produce an electric monopole that feeds electromagnetic power into the cavity, which then radiates out into the formation as electromagnetic signals. Because of the design of the electromagnetic sensors, the transmitter/receiver coupling gain and SNR are optimized over the entire range of the dielectric constant (i.e., 5??r?80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Pan, Chao-Fu Wang, Rencheng Song, Jin Ma
  • Patent number: 10161998
    Abstract: A test lead wire structure for connecting signal lines in a display device with test lines outside, includes a first insulating layer, a second insulating layer, first lead wires, and second lead wires. The projections of the first lead wires on the second insulating layer and the projections of the second lead wires on the second insulating layer are alternately disposed. During the cutting operation, short circuits are effectively prevented from occurring between the different test lead wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qiming Gan
  • Patent number: 10132843
    Abstract: A detector for detecting an occurrence of a current strength of interest of a current of a signal to be sensed includes a magnetoresistive structure and a detection unit. The magnetoresistive structure varies a resistance depending on a magnetic field caused by the current of the signal to be sensed. Further, the detection unit generates and provides a current detection signal indicating an occurrence of the current strength of interest based on a detected magnitude of the varying resistance of the magnetoresistive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Siegfried Krainer, Wolfgang Marbler, Wolfgang Granig