Patents Examined by Patrick Ryan
  • Patent number: 9955122
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for replacing default advertisement streams in a media stream with replacement advertisement streams. User profile information is obtained for a particular user and/or device. A default advertisement stream is identified and replaced with advertisement streams selected using the user profile information. Timestamp information and sequence number information is maintained to allow uninterrupted delivery of the modified media stream while customizing media streams for particular users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Karlsson, Gabriel Netterdag, Martin Linderoth, Ola Hällmarker
  • Patent number: 9953341
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments disclosed herein relate to systems and/or methods for distributing advertisements from a central advertisement network to one or more peripheral devices at a location via a local advertisement server. In certain exemplary embodiments, the local advertisement server within a location receives advertisements from the central advertisement network and rebroadcasts them to peripheral devices within that location. Advertising information may be tracked and reported, e.g., for accounting, revenue-sharing, and/or other purposes in certain exemplary embodiments. Thus, in certain exemplary embodiments, the distribution of advertisements is provided to peripherals via a non-web- and non-PC-dependent network. Moreover, in certain exemplary embodiments, reporting and advertising related communications are substantially bi-directional regardless of device type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: TouchTunes Music Corporation
    Inventors: Dominique Dion, Michael Tooker, Francois Guy, Mounir Khenfir
  • Patent number: 9918036
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a digital video recording (DVR) system having a controller to record video content supplied by an interactive television (iTV) communication system as directed by a plurality of users of the iTV communication system, receive from a communication device of one of the plurality of users a request for a portion of the recorded video content, identify a need to transcode the requested portion of the recorded video content according to one or more operating characteristics of the communication device, transcode the requested portion of the recorded video content to conform with the one or more operating characteristics of the communication device, and transmit to the communication device the transcoded video content. The DVR system can be located outside of the premises of each of the plurality of users. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ke Yu, Nicholas P. Hill, Troy C. Meuninck, William A. Brown, Scott Morris, Ashwini Sule
  • Patent number: 9910559
    Abstract: According to a method of the present invention for controlling display of a menu screen, content is displayed in a content display region located in a central part of a display screen in a size smaller than the display screen, and a plurality of icons are displayed in a circle around the content display region so that the plurality of icons sequentially move to a specific position in accordance with a user's selecting operation while moving around the content display region without overlapping the content display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kinya Fujimoto, Takashi Unobe, Atsushi Ogawa, Hiroyuki Naganuma, Masayuki Hiyoshi
  • Patent number: 9871247
    Abstract: Active materials for anodes for lithium ion devices are disclosed. An active may comprise germanium nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, wherein the weight percentage of the germanium is between 72 to 96 weight % of the total weight of the active material; boron carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 100 nm, wherein the weight percentage of boron in the active material is between 3 to 6 weight % of the total weight of the active material; and tungsten carbide nano-particles having a particle size of 20 to 60 nm, wherein the weight percentage of tungsten in the active material is between 6 to 25 weight % of the total weight of the active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: StoreDot Ltd.
    Inventors: Doron Burshtain, Ronny Costi, Carmit Ophir, Daniel Aronov
  • Patent number: 9837648
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes: an electrode assembly having a first electrode and a second electrode; an electrode terminal electrically connected to the electrode assembly; a case that receives the electrode assembly; a cap plate at an opening of the case, the cap plate closing and sealing the case and having a vent hole configured to discharge an internal pressure of the case; and a vent module including a vent portion, the vent portion including a buffer portion configured to buffer an impact that is transferred to the vent hole, and a fracture portion that closes and seals the vent hole, wherein the fracture portion is configured to be fractured by the internal pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Young Lee, Myung-Jae Jang, Sang-Won Byun
  • Patent number: 9837658
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a silicon-containing particle for use as a negative-electrode active material of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, wherein a crystal grain size is 300 nm or less, the crystal grain size being obtained by a Scherrer method from a full width at half maximum of a diffraction line attributable to Si (111) and near 2?=28.4° in an x-ray diffraction pattern analysis, and a true density is more than 2.320 g/cm3 and less than 3.500 g/cm3. The invention provides silicon-containing particles for use as a negative-electrode active material of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that enable manufacture of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery having an excellent cycle characteristics and a higher capacity compared with graphite types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Nakanishi, Kazuyuki Taniguchi, Yoshiyasu Yamada
  • Patent number: 9837665
    Abstract: A lithium ion battery includes an anode and a cathode. The cathode includes a lithium, manganese, nickel, and oxygen containing compound. An electrolyte is disposed between the anode and the cathode. A protective layer is deposited between the cathode and the electrolyte. The protective layer includes pure lithium phosphorus oxynitride and variations that include metal dopants such as Fe, Ti, Ni, V, Cr, Cu, and Co. A method for making a cathode and a method for operating a battery are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Nancy J. Dudney, Chengdu Liang, Jagjit Nanda, Gabriel M. Veith, Yoongu Kim, Surendra Kumar Martha
  • Patent number: 9831531
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a battery proposed herein includes the following steps A to D. Step A is the step of preparing a battery case in which an electrode assembly is enclosed. Step B is the step of depressurizing an interior of the battery case prepared in step A. Step C is the step of filling an electrolyte solution and a leakage testing gas into the battery case depressurized in step B. Step D is the step of sealing the battery case containing the electrolyte solution and the leakage testing gas filled in step C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akira Tsukui
  • Patent number: 9831497
    Abstract: A lithium-ion secondary battery (100A) includes a positive electrode current collector (221A) and a positive electrode active material layer (223A) retained on the positive electrode current collector (221A). The positive electrode active material layer (223A) contains positive electrode active material particles, a conductive agent, and a binder. The positive electrode active material particles (610A) each include a shell portion (612) made of primary particles (800) of a layered lithium-transition metal oxide, a hollow portion (614) formed inside the shell portion (612), and a through-hole (616) penetrating through the shell portion (612). The primary particles (800) of the lithium-transition metal oxide have a major axis length of less than or equal to 0.8 ?m in average of the positive electrode active material layer (223A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroki Nagai
  • Patent number: 9825295
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material contains a compound represented by a chemical formula LiVOPO4. A crystal system of the compound is an orthorhombic system, and the amount of tetravalent V of the compound is 27.7 mass % or more and 28.2 mass % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideaki Seki, Atsushi Sano, Masaki Sobu, Tomoshi Nakamoto
  • Patent number: 9825282
    Abstract: A storage element for a solid electrolyte battery is provided, having a main member of a porous ceramic matrix in which particles, that are made of a metal and/or a metal oxide and jointly form a redox couple, are embedded, the particles having a lamellar shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Carsten Schuh, Thomas Soller
  • Patent number: 9825345
    Abstract: An electrical energy storage device for powering portable devices such as vehicles or consumer electronics includes barriers to minimize migration of thermal energy and propagation of combustion in the rare event that electrical energy storage cells fail, burst and ignite. Thermal energy absorbing materials are contained within the electrical energy storage device. Sacrificial members are provided within the thermal energy absorbing materials. In-situ channels are formed within the thermal energy absorbing materials when the sacrificial members thermally decompose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Gogoro Inc.
    Inventors: Tai-Tsun Liu, Chian-Peng Yang, Yi-Hsiang Lin, Hok-Sum Horace Luke
  • Patent number: 9825290
    Abstract: The present invention is a negative electrode material for a secondary battery with a non-aqueous electrolyte comprising at least a silicon-silicon oxide composite and a carbon coating formed on a surface of the silicon-silicon oxide composite, wherein at least the silicon-silicon oxide composite is doped with lithium, and a ratio I(SiC)/I(Si) of a peak intensity I(SiC) attributable to SiC of 2?=35.8±0.2° to a peak intensity I(Si) attributable to Si of 2?=28.4±0.2° satisfies a relation of I(SiC)/I(Si)?0.03, when x-ray diffraction using Cu-K? ray. As a result, there is provided a negative electrode material for a secondary battery with a non-aqueous electrolyte that is superior in first efficiency and cycle durability to a conventional negative electrode material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuo Kawada
  • Patent number: 9825342
    Abstract: A conduit for cooling a heating element includes an inlet mouth for entry of a fresh air flow, a plurality of cooling channels, the fresh air flow dividing between the channels into a plurality of air flows to collect heat produced by the heating element, an outlet mouth for an exit of a heated air flow, the heated air flow resulting from a merger of the plurality of air flows after the heat collection, and air deflectors in the outlet mouth facing the channel outlets situated closest to an exit opening of the outlet mouth relative to the other channel outlets to prevent at least one of the plurality of air flows from exiting the cooling channels. The air deflectors extend over lengths which reduce as distances from the opening of the outlet mouth increase to guide the air flows towards the exit opening of the outlet mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventor: Maria-Lourdes Cano-Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9825338
    Abstract: A non-aqueous secondary battery includes a cathode, an anode, and an electrolytic solution. The electrolytic solution includes a non-aqueous solvent, an electrolyte salt, and one or both of a disulfonyl compound represented by a following Formula (1) and a disulfinyl compound represented by a following Formula (2), where R1 is one of a hydrocarbon group, a halogenated hydrocarbon group, an oxygen-containing hydrocarbon group, a halogenated oxygen-containing hydrocarbon group, and a group obtained by bonding two or more thereof to one another; and X1 is a halogen group, where R2 is one of a hydrocarbon group, a halogenated hydrocarbon group, an oxygen-containing hydrocarbon group, a halogenated oxygen-containing hydrocarbon group, and a group obtained by bonding two or more thereof to one another; and X2 is a halogen group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomomi Sakuma, Midori Sugawara, Toru Odani
  • Patent number: 9825289
    Abstract: Stabilized lithium powder according to an embodiment of this disclosure contains lithium particles and transition metal. Each lithium particle has a stabilized film on a surface thereof; the stabilized film contains an inorganic compound; and main transition metal, which is contained the most in the transition metal, is contained by 0.5 ×10?3 wt % or more and 11.5×10?3 wt % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Tsuchiya, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Yuji Yamamoto, Kazuma Akimoto
  • Patent number: 9819063
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a refrigerant system having an intermediary heat exchanger, an exterior heat exchanger, and an expansion device disposed therebetween. The vehicle also includes a coolant circuit having a pump configured to circulate coolant through the intermediary heat exchanger and an engine. A controller is programmed to, in response to air conditioning being requested and the coolant temperature exceeding a threshold temperature, open the expansion device and de-energize the pump to condense refrigerant in the exterior heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Noah Blatchley, Mark G. Smith, Angel Fernando Porras
  • Patent number: 9818991
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery, which can improve a coupling force between a case and a cap plate and can improve stability of the secondary battery, by forming a coupling protrusion on a side surface of the cap plate and forming a coupling groove corresponding to the coupling protrusion on an inner surface of the case. The secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a case accommodating the electrode assembly, and a cap plate coupled to an opening of the case. A coupling protrusion protruding toward an inner surface of the case is formed on a side surface of the cap plate, and a coupling groove corresponding to the coupling protrusion is formed on the inner surface of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jaeil Seong
  • Patent number: 9819034
    Abstract: Disclosed is a stack for simulating a cell voltage reversal behavior in a fuel cell. The stack is configured to have a structure in which a separator of a portion of a plurality of cells in the stack have an inlet of a hydrogen flow field partially blocked to induce hydrogen starvation only in the portion of the plurality of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Bo Ki Hong, Kook Il Han, Ji Yeon Park, Se Joon Im