Patents by Inventor Mao Xi Xiang

Mao Xi Xiang has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210072294
    Abstract: According to some aspects of the present disclosure, power modules having current sensing circuits, and corresponding sensing methods, are disclosed. Example power modules include a printed circuit board (PCB) having a PCB trace, a first sense terminal coupled to the PCB trace at a first location, and a second sense terminal coupled to the PCB trace at a second location such that a resistance between the first and second sense terminals is defined by a resistance of the PCB trace between the first location and the second location. The power module further comprises a control coupled to the first sense terminal and the second sense terminal, the control adapted to measure a voltage between the first sense terminal and the second sense terminal and determine a current through the PCB trace based on the measured voltage and the resistance between the first sense terminal and the second sense terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Astec International Limited
    Inventors: Mao Xi Xiang, Jian Feng LV, Chen Chen Zheng, Qian Feng
  • Patent number: 10877079
    Abstract: According to some aspects of the present disclosure, power modules having current sensing circuits, and corresponding sensing methods, are disclosed. Example power modules include a printed circuit board (PCB) having a PCB trace, an output choke inductor, and an output pin. The power module also includes a first sense terminal coupled to the PCB trace, a second sense terminal coupled to the output pin such that a resistance between the first sense terminal and the second sense terminal is defined by a resistance of the PCB trace and a resistance of the output pin, and a control coupled to the first sense terminal and the second sense terminal. The control is adapted to measure a voltage between the sense terminals, and to determine a current through the PCB trace and the output pin based on the measured voltage and the resistance between the sense terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Astec International Limited
    Inventors: Mao Xi Xiang, Jian Feng Lv, Chen Chen Zheng, Qian Feng
  • Publication number: 20180335455
    Abstract: According to some aspects of the present disclosure, power modules having current sensing circuits, and corresponding sensing methods, are disclosed. Example power modules include a printed circuit board (PCB) having a PCB trace, an output choke inductor, and an output pin. The power module also includes a first sense terminal coupled to the PCB trace, a second sense terminal coupled to the output pin such that a resistance between the first sense terminal and the second sense terminal is defined by a resistance of the PCB trace and a resistance of the output pin, and a control coupled to the first sense terminal and the second sense terminal. The control is adapted to measure a voltage between the sense terminals, and to determine a current through the PCB trace and the output pin based on the measured voltage and the resistance between the sense terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Mao Xi XIANG, Jian Feng LV, Chen Chen ZHENG, Qian FENG
  • Patent number: 9698694
    Abstract: Control circuits are provided for regulating an output voltage of a switched mode power supply having a variable input voltage and at least one power switch. The control circuits are operable to generate a comparison voltage based on the output voltage of the switched mode power supply and a duty cycle of a control signal provided to the at least one power switch, determine a reference voltage based on whether the generated comparison voltage falls within one of a plurality of voltage ranges, and adjust the duty cycle of the control signal provided to the at least one power switch of the switched mode power supply as a function of the determined reference voltage and the output voltage. Each voltage range is associated with a different reference voltage. Switched mode power supplies including the control circuits and methods implemented by the control circuits are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ASTEC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Mao Xi Xiang, Jian Zhen Ma, YuanDong He, HongLian Fang
  • Publication number: 20150200595
    Abstract: Control circuits are provided for regulating an output voltage of a switched mode power supply having a variable input voltage and at least one power switch. The control circuits are operable to generate a comparison voltage based on the output voltage of the switched mode power supply and a duty cycle of a control signal provided to the at least one power switch, determine a reference voltage based on whether the generated comparison voltage falls within one of a plurality of voltage ranges, and adjust the duty cycle of the control signal provided to the at least one power switch of the switched mode power supply as a function of the determined reference voltage and the output voltage. Each voltage range is associated with a different reference voltage. Switched mode power supplies including the control circuits and methods implemented by the control circuits are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Mao Xi Xiang, Jian Zhen Ma, YuanDong He, HongLian Fang