Patents Examined by Toan T Vu
  • Patent number: 10819151
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus for wireless power transmission, comprising: a resonator comprising: a three dimensional structure; and an energy storage mechanism operatively coupled to the three dimensional structure; wherein the three dimensional structure and energy storage mechanism produce standing electromagnetic waves upon driving the resonator. Other systems, methods, apparatuses, and products are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Alanson P. Sample, Matthew J. Chabalko
  • Patent number: 10818430
    Abstract: An inductive power transfer transmitter that includes an enclosure for accommodating devices to be energised. The enclosure has one or more side walls and one or more coils for generating an alternating magnetic field within the enclosure. The density of the one or more coils varies with distance from an end of the one or more sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Bernardo Dela Cruz
  • Patent number: 10819144
    Abstract: A ferroresonant transformer assembly, which is adapted to be connected to a primary power source, an inverter system, a resonant capacitor, and at least one load, comprises a core, a main shunt, and first, second, and third windings. The main shunt is arranged to define a primary side and a secondary side of the ferroresonant transformer. The first windings are arranged on the primary side of the ferroresonant transformer and are configured to be operatively connected to the primary power source. The second windings are arranged on the secondary side of the ferroresonant transformer and are configured to be operatively connected to the inverter system. The third windings arranged on the secondary side of the ferroresonant transformer and are configured to be selectively operatively connected to or disconnected from the resonant capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ALPHA TECHNOLOGIES SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Thanh Le, James Richardson, Litcho Datzov
  • Patent number: 10816151
    Abstract: There is provided a lighting system, comprising a control unit (10), a solar panel (20) for plugging into the control unit, and at least one light (32) connected to the control unit. The control unit comprises a control circuit (12), a battery bay for receiving at least one battery (16) that supplies battery power to the control circuit, and a socket (14) for receiving a plug (24) of the solar panel for supplying solar power to the control circuit. The control circuit (12) detects whether the solar panel is plugged into the control unit, and in response switches from a battery power mode in which the control circuit powers the at least one light from the battery power, to a solar power mode in which the control circuit powers the at least one light from the solar power, wherein the solar power mode is an energy saving mode which uses less energy in comparison to the battery power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Smart Garden Products Ltd.
    Inventor: Stuart Glennerster
  • Patent number: 10814722
    Abstract: A method is provided for the power requirement-dependent operation of a generator unit mounted on an agricultural work vehicle. A power output of the generator unit is varied as a function of a determined power requirement of an electrical consumer, which is fed with the power of the generator unit of an attachment which is connected to the agricultural work vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Marco Reinards, Barbara Böhm, Norbert Fritz
  • Patent number: 10804721
    Abstract: An emergency power supply control system includes a main control module, a power storage module, a charge module, and a discharge module. The main control module is respectively connected to the power storage module, the charge module, and the discharge module. The charge module, the power storage module, and the discharge module are connected in sequence. The power storage module includes a power storage control unit and a power storage management unit, an input end of the power storage management unit is connected to an output end of the charge module, an output end of the power storage management unit is connected to an input end of the discharge module. The input end of the power storage management unit is connected to an output end of the power storage control unit, an input end of the power storage control unit is connected to the main control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SEGRE ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qingjin Liu
  • Patent number: 10804704
    Abstract: A microgrid control system includes a power transmission system configured to supply power to a microgrid, the microgrid configured to receive power from the power transmission system and to supply power to at least one or more distributed generators or into at least one or more loads, a DC converter configured to convert power that is supplied to the microgrid, and a converter control unit configured to measure a first power frequency variation of the microgrid and a second power frequency variation of the power transmission system and to control active power that is transmitted to the microgrid by the DC converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Gilsoo Jang, Jaewan Suh, Donghee Yoon, Yunsung Cho
  • Patent number: 10790702
    Abstract: A contactless power transmission device transmits power to a power reception device in a contactless manner, and includes a shield case which has an opening portion at one end portion thereof, and is partitioned into a plurality of shield rooms by partitioning plates; a power transmission circuit which is for transmitting power and is disposed to correspond to each of the plurality of shield rooms; a plurality of power transmission coils which are disposed on the inner side in the plurality of shield rooms and transmit AC power from the power transmission circuit to the power reception device; and a notch which is formed on side surfaces of the shield case or the partitioning plates, from the opening portion toward the inner side such that both sides of a rear end portion of the power reception device inserted into the plurality of shield rooms can be held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Kanagawa, Masakazu Kato
  • Patent number: 10790675
    Abstract: There are provided an apparatus for transmitting power wirelessly. The apparatus for transmitting power wirelessly may include a boosting unit boosting an input voltage, and an inverter unit inverting the boosted voltage output from the boosting unit to transmit power wirelessly. The inverter unit and the boosting unit are controlled by the same switching element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: WITS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Ho Cho, Chang Ik Kim, Seung Won Park, Yong Woon Park, Sang Beom Lee, Eun Young Shin, Jae Suk Sung, Jae Hyoung Cho
  • Patent number: 10790996
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to smart bypass diode bridge rectifiers. For example, a device can include a power over Ethernet input. In some examples, the device can include a plurality of smart bypass diodes connected to the power over Ethernet input to form a bridge rectifier. In some examples, the device can also include a powered device connected to the bridge rectifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Vigneshwara Upadhyaya, Unnikrishnan Puthanveedu, Hemanth Maddhula, Arunachalaprabhu Gunasekaran
  • Patent number: 10784675
    Abstract: An electrical switch for providing power from a power source to a component may include a voltage supervisor having an input and an output, a voltage divider, electrically coupled between the input of the voltage supervisor and ground, an RC filter electrically coupled to the output of the voltage supervisor, and a field-effect transistor having a first terminal coupled to the RC filter and a second terminal coupled to an output of the switch, the output configured to be electrically coupled to the component. A switch may additionally or alternatively include a light source electrically that emits light when power is provided from the input of the switch to the component, the light source arranged proximate a fuse so as to illuminate the fuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: DRIVE CREEK LLC
    Inventors: Scott Hewelt, Kevin Hibbard
  • Patent number: 10778035
    Abstract: A feed unit includes: a power transmission section configured to perform power transmission with use of a magnetic field or an electronic field; a power limiting section provided on a power supply line from an external power source to the power transmission section; and an operation stop section configured to forcibly stop the power transmission. The operation stop section forcibly stops the power transmission when a voltage between an input and an output of the power limiting section exceeds a first threshold. The power limiting section forcibly interrupts power supply to the power transmission section when the voltage between the input and the output exceeds a second threshold that is larger than the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Haseno, Yoichi Uramoto
  • Patent number: 10759300
    Abstract: A vehicle may include an auxiliary battery to prevent full discharge of a main power source while remotely controlling electronic devices of the vehicle, wherein the vehicle may include a communication device configured to receive a control signal indicating a control command from a mobile device; a controller configured to control a target of control based on the control signal; and a power management device including an auxiliary battery and configured to supply power to the controller using the auxiliary battery when the communication device receives the control signal while an ignition of the vehicle is turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Kichang Yi, Hyoung Shin, Youngwook Song
  • Patent number: 10763700
    Abstract: A power transmission device includes: a first coil; and a second coil. The first coil and the second coil are configured such that a first current direction and a second current direction are opposite to each other. The first coil includes a first adjacent portion located adjacent to the second coil, and a first spacer portion located on an opposite side of the first adjacent portion. The second coil includes a second adjacent portion located adjacent to the first coil, and a second spacer portion located on an opposite side of the second adjacent portion with respect to the second winding axis. The first adjacent portion is located higher than the first spacer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yuasa
  • Patent number: 10763697
    Abstract: An electrical power outlet including a computer processor having a memory operably connected thereto storing computer instruction code, a control module for controlling the supply of electrical power from the outlet upon receipt of a control signal from the computer processor, and a communications module for connection with a plurality of external electrical power outlets, wherein the computer instruction code, when executed by the computer processor, causes the computer processor to control the supply of electrical power from the outlet according to predetermined conditions stored in the computer memory, and transmit contents of the computer memory to the plurality of external electrical power outlets and receive memory contents from a plurality of external electrical power outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: WireButter Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Anthony Salerno
  • Patent number: 10764982
    Abstract: An emergency LED lighting system maintains power to an LED lighting source based on measured voltages and currents provided to the LED lighting source; rolls back or decreases power provided to an LED lighting source over time in order to increase the amount of time the battery can power the LED lighting source; executes a soft start procedure, such that the power provided to the LED lighting source is gradually ramped up during activation of the LED lighting sources; identifies a type of battery coupled to the emergency LED lighting system; cycles the emergency LED lighting system between charging mode and standby mode to reduce power consumption over a window of time; detects AC power or an absence of AC power; and/or uses a status LED to communicate information about the emergency LED lighting system with a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: James Clarence Johnson, Dean W. Mavis, Antonio Marques, Gunjan P Patel, Ray Altenburger
  • Patent number: 10757830
    Abstract: A system and method for managing and distributing power is provided, wherein the system includes an electrical power input for receiving three-phase power from an external power source, a first electrical power outlet and a second electrical power outlet. The system further includes current measuring components configured to measure the current on all phases of electrical power being drawn by electrical loads connected to the first electrical power outlet and the second electrical power outlet. The system also includes a processing device to analyze measured current for all phases of electrical power being drawn by the electrical loads. Furthermore, the system includes phase balancing components configured to modify the current for each of the phases of the electrical power being drawn by the electrical loads connected to the first electrical power outlet and the second electrical power outlet such that the current for each phase is substantially balanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LEX PRODUCTS CORP
    Inventors: Andrew Errato, Jr., Tyrone Mellon
  • Patent number: 10737641
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present invention is a motor vehicle engine control electronic computer including an electric circuit (1B) for managing at least one piece of electrical equipment (2) of the vehicle. The electric circuit includes at least one module (20B) for digital connection to a piece of electrical equipment of the vehicle and a microcontroller (10) including at least one digital input port (110). The digital connection module includes a connector (210) for linking to the electrical equipment, a link (220) for connecting to the digital input port of the microcontroller and a diode package (230B1), connected firstly to the battery (B) voltage of the vehicle and secondly to the ground (M), including two diodes (231B-1, 231B-2) linked to each other at a midpoint (232) and being configurable to operate with a common anode or with a common cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Pradelles, Sebastien Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10727674
    Abstract: A system for supplying at least one electrical load or energy storage device with direct current by way of a plurality of electrical generators that are mounted to at rollers, in particular track rollers or support rollers, of a cable car system. The output of each of the generators leads to a respective AC/DC converter. All AC/DC converters are controlled or regulated by a control unit to the extent that at least approximately identical constant voltages are present at their outputs. The outputs of all AC/DC converters are connected to one another and are connected to the at least one load or energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Innova Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Luger
  • Patent number: 10714940
    Abstract: Provided are a power storage control apparatus and a power storage control method with which a second power storage apparatus connected to a first storage apparatus via a power distribution network can be used based on an availability status of the first power storage apparatus under a configuration that a plurality of power storage apparatuses are deployed in the power distribution network. The power storage control apparatus includes a status determination part, a signal generation part and a communication part. The status control part determines the availability status of the first power storage apparatus deployed in the power distribution network. The signal generation part generates a control signal for using the second power storage apparatus connected to the first storage apparatus in the power distribution network instead of the first power storage apparatus based on a determination result from the status determination part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Kazuki Kasai, Fumiji Aita, Hiroshi Imai