Patents Examined by T. Dinh
  • Patent number: 10971690
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for solar cells including an organometallic halide perovskite monocrystalline film (see FIG. 1.1B), other devices including the organometallic halide perovskite monocrystalline film, methods of making organometallic halide perovskite monocrystalline film, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Osman M. Bakr, Wei Peng, Lingfei Wang
  • Patent number: 10973125
    Abstract: A spacer for providing support to a flex board including a spacer body having, a first portion including multiple surfaces on a first side thereof and multiple surfaces on a second side opposite the first side, a second portion including multiple surfaces on a first side thereof and multiple surfaces on a second side opposite the first side, wherein the second portion is connected to the first irregular portion by a bridge having a single surface on a first side thereof and multiple surfaces on a second side opposite the first side and a set of orifices each for receiving a fastener therein, wherein at least one of the orifices is located on the first side of the first portion and at least one of the orifices is located on the first side of the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Ricardo O. Brown, Michael Andreozzi, Ben Fisher, Loren O. Brandenburg
  • Patent number: 10969751
    Abstract: A method for determining parameters for controlling N electric generators at an instant t, the method including, for a required power Ptot(t)=?i=1NPi(t) at an instant t with Pi(t) the electric power supplied by the electric generator i at the instant t and a reserve power Preserve(t)??i=1N(Pimax?Pi(t)×?i(t) at an instant t with Pimax the maximum power that the electric generator i can develop and ?i(t) the coefficient of activation of the electric generator i which is equal to 1 when the electric generator is on and 0 when the electric generator is off, a step of determining the optimal power Piopt(t) at the instant t associated with each electric generator i so as to minimise the fuel consumption per unit of electrical energy produced sfc ? ( t ) = 1 P tot ? ( t ) ? ? i = 1 N ? f i ? ( P i ? ( t ) ) × P i ? ( t ) with fi(x) the function giving the fuel consumption of the electric generator i for the electric power x.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventor: Duy Long Ha
  • Patent number: 10972022
    Abstract: An apparatus for diagnosing failure of a motor driving system using a resolver signal includes a resolver sensing a rotor position and a rotational frequency of a motor, a fast Fourier transform operation unit configured to perform fast Fourier transform on an output signal of the resolver to convert the output signal into frequency signals, a specific frequency band extraction unit configured to extract, from among the frequency signals, a specific frequency band including one or more frequencies selected from among a PWM switching frequency applied to an inverter, a motor's rotational frequency, and a preset resolver excitation signal frequency, and a failure diagnosing unit configured to diagnose failure by comparing a sum or a highest voltage among voltages corresponding to the frequencies included in the specific frequency band with a predetermined reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Joo Young Park, Young Un Kim, Jae Sang Lim, Jae Ho Hwang, Su Hyun Bae, Yong Jae Lee, Tae Young Chung
  • Patent number: 10971197
    Abstract: To provide a control circuit capable of reliably generating a reference potential while suppressing increase in power consumption and cost. Provided is a control circuit that performs control to separate from a sense amplifier a second reference element set to a predetermined resistance state, which is different from a first reference element set to a predetermined resistance state and connected to the sense amplifier in generating a reference potential used for data read through the sense amplifier from a memory cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Tezuka
  • Patent number: 10964395
    Abstract: A memory system, a memory device, a memory controller and an operating method thereof. By issuing a first status check signal when a first delay time elapses since a first point in time at which a program operation for first memory cells corresponding to a first word line is started and by issuing a second status check signal when a second delay time different from the first delay time elapses since a second point in time at which a program operation for second memory cells corresponding to a second word line is started, it is possible to efficiently perform a status check operation related with a program operation of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Seung-Hwan Shin, Woong-Sik Shin
  • Patent number: 10966319
    Abstract: A system for interconnecting electronic boards, which is intended to be incorporated into a computer cabinet, and a computer cabinet including such a system, to be used for interconnecting electronic boards in computer cabinets placed particularly in data centres or computer rooms, where the system has a front wall and a rear wall each having an external face and an internal face, the external face of the front wall including at least one front connection intended to allow the connection of an electronic board, the front connection being linked to one or more front connection cables on the side of the internal face of the front wall, where the front and rear walls are temporarily rigidly connected via the respective internal faces thereof by a fixing means to form a casing inside which the connection cables are placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventor: Paul Brown
  • Patent number: 10964400
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed, including a method that raises an electrical potential of a plurality of access lines to a raised electrical potential, where each access line is associated with a respective charge storage device of a string of charge storage devices. The electrical potential of a selected one of the access lines is lowered, and a data state of the charge storage device associated with the selected access line is sensed while the electrical potential of the selected access line is being lowered. Additional apparatus and methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Toru Tanzawa
  • Patent number: 10963021
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a touch pad module and a speaker module. The first body has an assembling region. The second body is pivoted to the first body. The touch pad module and the speaker module are disposed in the assembling region, wherein the touch pad module includes a first extending circuit board which is configured with a conductive pad. The speaker module is located at one side of the touch pad module. The speaker module includes a speaker and a conductive elastic component, and the conductive elastic component contacts the conductive pad. An assembling method of an electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Hsien Chang, Yen-Chia Chang
  • Patent number: 10955381
    Abstract: A micro-lab includes one or more electrophoresis devices each optically coupled to respective spectrometers and electronic signal processing, analysis and control, with fluids transported via a system of valves, tubes and pumps. The spectrograms are captured by a respective digital cameras, and chemical characteristics including molecular mobility, particle (molecular) charge, molecular weight, particle (molecular) pH, particle (molecular) dielectric, particle (molecular) conductivity, Raman spectrum of each chemical species, IR spectrum of particle (molecular) is determined, and principal component analysis is performed to identify and quantify chemical constituents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: YES WAY INTELLECTUAL HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10957408
    Abstract: A non-volatile memory device is disclosed. The non-volatile memory device includes a memory array, a plurality of word lines, a plurality of dummy word lines, a first control circuit and a second control circuit. The plurality of word lines are connected to a plurality of top memory cells and bottom memory cells of a memory string of the memory array. The plurality of dummy word lines are connected to a plurality of dummy memory cells connected between the plurality of top memory cells and bottom memory cells. The first control circuit is configured to apply a bit line pre-pulse signal to the bit line during a pre-charge period. The second control circuit is configured to apply a selected word line signal to a selected word line, apply an unselected word line signal to unselected word lines and apply a negative pre-pulse signal to the plurality of dummy word lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Yangtze Memory Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianquan Jia, Kaikai You, Ying Cui, Kaiwei Li, Yali Song, Shan Li, An Zhang
  • Patent number: 10958201
    Abstract: A method of controlling a motor includes determining a first motor controlling parameter measurement based on a signal received from a position sensor, determining a second motor controlling parameter based on one or more motor electrical parameters, and controlling operation of the motor based on at least one of the first motor controlling parameter measurement or the second motor controlling parameter measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiu Lan, Changxing Zhou, Wanqi Liu
  • Patent number: 10958203
    Abstract: There are provided a method, a system and a device for calibrating a frequency of a driving voltage waveform for a linear resonance device. An actual sampling frequency is continuously corrected, so that a difference between a measured natural frequency of the linear resonance device obtained during a calibration process and a frequency of a standard driving voltage waveform stored in a driving chip for the linear resonance device is in a predetermined range. The driving chip outputs a driving waveform at a finally corrected actual sampling frequency, to drive the linear resonance device. Further, only an actual sampling frequency is required to be adjusted, and it is not required to modify waveform data stored in the driving chip for the linear resonance device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Shanghai Awinic Technology Co., LTD
    Inventors: Zhijun Meng, Shaofu Wu, Guanxing Zhao, Dajun Wu
  • Patent number: 10951152
    Abstract: In order to suppress vibration with a motor a load torque of which periodically fluctuates, an output torque of the motor is controlled to be periodically changed. In this case, in order to increase a vibration suppressing component by a direct power conversion apparatus, at least one of first control and second control is performed. In the first control, an output torque having a waveform including a fundamental frequency component of the load torque a fundamental frequency of which is a frequency in accordance with a fluctuation period of the load torque and at least one of a fourth harmonic and a sixth harmonic of a power source frequency of an AC power source is generated. In the second control, the output torque having a waveform including at least one of a second harmonic and a third harmonic of the fundamental frequency of the load torque and a second harmonic of the power source frequency of the AC power source is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo Hayashi, Takurou Ogawa, Daisuke Ueki, Morimitsu Sekimoto
  • Patent number: 10945499
    Abstract: Proposed is a decorative element containing (a) a transparent gemstone with a faceted surface comprising convex curved regions, (b) a transparent electrically conductive layer applied to said faceted surface comprising convex curved regions, (c) a wavelength-selective layer applied (c1) to the planar side opposite to the faceted curved surface, or (c2) to the photovoltaic cell (d); (d) a photovoltaic cell; and (e) a touch-sensitive electronic circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: D. Swarovski KG
    Inventors: Christof Gapp, Martin Scholz, Annemarie Leber, Mathias Mair, Franz Lexer, Ernst Altenberger
  • Patent number: 10951137
    Abstract: Legacy single speed fans are converted to variable speed fans configured to operate at reduced speeds. A conversion controller operates in conjunction with the existing controller. The conversion controller is configured with a 24 volt digital input module and a 0-10 volt analog output module. The input module is electrically connected to the 24v AC output signal wires from the existing controller. The input modules are also configured with a fan quantity selection switch to input the actual quantity of 24v AC signals for fans. The conversion controller registers the quantity of 24v AC contact signal inputs received from the existing controller, compares it to the fan quantity selected on the fan quantity selection switch, and sends a signal to the variable speed fans. The output modules are electrically connected to variable speed fan signal inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: DCIM Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Gennello
  • Patent number: 10950740
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating solar cell emitter regions with differentiated P-type and N-type region architectures, and the resulting solar cells, are described herein. In an example, a solar cell includes an N-type semiconductor substrate having a light-receiving surface and a back surface. A plurality of N-type polycrystalline silicon regions is disposed on a first thin dielectric layer disposed on the back surface of the N-type semiconductor substrate. A plurality of P-type polycrystalline silicon regions is disposed on a second thin dielectric layer disposed in a corresponding one of a plurality of trenches interleaving the plurality of N-type polycrystalline silicon regions in the back surface of the N-type semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Smith, Ann Waldhauer, Venkatasubramani Balu, Kieran Mark Tracy
  • Patent number: 10944037
    Abstract: This invention relates to a thermoelectric material constituted of nanostructures and a thermoelectric element and an optical sensor including the same, as well as to a method for manufacturing a thermoelectric material constituted of nanostructures. An object of the present disclosure is to achieve better thermoelectric characteristics of the thermoelectric material containing nanoparticles. The thermoelectric material includes a first material having a band gap and a second material different from the first material. The thermoelectric material contains a plurality of nanoparticles distributed in a base material which is a mixture of the first material and the second material. A composition of the second material in the thermoelectric material is not lower than 0.01 atomic % and not higher than 2.0 atomic % of the thermoelectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Adachi, Takashi Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10944350
    Abstract: A motor drive device capable of switching the connection configuration of the stator windings of a motor includes three relays each including a first contact, a second contact, and a contact plate, where the contact plate has one terminal coupled to a stator winding of one phase among the stator windings and the contact plate has another terminal to be connected to the first contact or to the second contact; and a control unit to control the three relays to cause all the three relays to have a same connection state in a case in which not all the three relays have a same connection state with respect to connections between the another terminal of the contact plate and the first contact and the second contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichiro Shizu, Yosuke Shinomoto
  • Patent number: 10943639
    Abstract: A storage device comprising: a nonvolatile memory device including a plurality of memory blocks; and a device controller configured to control the nonvolatile memory device to determine a memory block to perform a refresh operation and to control the memory block to perform the refresh operation to recover data of the memory block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Woong Kim, Ji Hoon Yim