Electrical Device Making Patents (Class 29/592.1)
  • Patent number: 10276754
    Abstract: Fluidic assembly methods are presented for the fabrication of emissive displays. An emissive substrate is provided with a top surface, and a first plurality of wells formed in the top surface. Each well has a bottom surface with a first electrical interface. Also provided is a liquid suspension of emissive elements. The suspension is flowed across the emissive substrate and the emissive elements are captured in the wells. As a result of annealing the emissive substrate, electrical connections are made between each emissive element to the first electrical interface of a corresponding well. A eutectic solder interface metal on either the substrate or the emissive element is desirable as well as the use of a fluxing agent prior to thermal anneal. The emissive element may be a surface mount light emitting diode (SMLED) with two electrical contacts on its top surface (adjacent to the bottom surfaces of the wells).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: eLux, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Paul J. Schuele, Kurt Ulmer, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Patent number: 10276755
    Abstract: Fluidic assembly methods are presented for the fabrication of emissive displays. An emissive substrate is provided with a top surface, and a first plurality of wells formed in the top surface. Each well has a bottom surface with a first electrical interface. Also provided is a liquid suspension of emissive elements. The suspension is flowed across the emissive substrate and the emissive elements are captured in the wells. As a result of annealing the emissive substrate, electrical connections are made between each emissive element to the first electrical interface of a corresponding well. A eutectic solder interface metal on either the substrate or the emissive element is desirable as well as the use of a fluxing agent prior to thermal anneal. The emissive element may be a surface mount light emitting diode (SMLED) with two electrical contacts on its top surface (adjacent to the bottom surfaces of the wells).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: eLux, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Paul J. Schuele, Kurt Ulmer, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Patent number: 10224661
    Abstract: Contact structures that are readily manufactured, where contacts in the contact structures provide a sufficient normal force while consuming a minimal amount of surface area, depth, and volume in an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Wagman, Mahmoud Amini, Eric S. Jol
  • Patent number: 10212815
    Abstract: A laminate contains conductive circuit patterns, a substrate material, and an adhesive pattern or other bond. Each conductive circuit pattern and the substrate material are interconnected by the adhesive pattern or other bond, having its size and shape substantially matching the main outlines of each conductive circuit pattern. Each conductive circuit pattern has thin lines and thin interline spaces, patterned on top of the adhesive pattern or other bond by a removal of conductive material, such that the circuit pattern's thin interline spaces may have residues of the adhesive patterns or other bond. Outside the conductive circuit patterns' main outlines, the substrate material is substantially void of an adhesive or other bond, with the exception of edge areas of the main outlines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TECNOMAR OY
    Inventor: Tom Marttila
  • Patent number: 10203301
    Abstract: A gas sensor includes a sensor element having an electrode pad and a metal terminal member including a forward metal terminal member connected to the electrode pad, and a rear metal terminal member connected to the forward metal terminal member and a lead wire. The rear metal terminal member includes a forward end portion, a central portion, and a lead-wire connection portion. The forward end portion and the central portion are integrally connected through a first neck portion smaller in sectional area than the forward end portion and the central portion. The central portion and the lead-wire connection portion are integrally connected through a second neck portion smaller in sectional area than the central portion and the lead-wire connection portion. The first neck portion is greater in moment of inertia of area than the second neck portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunya Mihara, Takehiro Oba, Shogo Nagata
  • Patent number: 10188454
    Abstract: A system for the manufacture of an end effector assembly which is configured for use with an electrosurgical instrument configured for performing an electrosurgical procedure is provided. The system includes a photolithography module that is configured to etch one or more pockets on a seal surface of the seal plate. A vacuum module is configured to raise, transfer and lower a spacer from a location remote from the pocket(s) on the seal plate to the pocket on the seal plate(s). An adhesive dispensing module is configured to dispense an adhesive into the pocket on the seal plate. An optical module is configured to monitor a volume of the adhesive dispensed within the pocket and monitor placement of the spacer within the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Kim V. Brandt, Allan G. Aquino
  • Patent number: 10155201
    Abstract: A disposable, crossflow membrane stack suitable for use in an ion exchange unit, the stack comprising alternate dilution compartments and concentration compartments, each compartment being defined by a flat cation-permeable membrane (2) and a flat anion-permeable membrane (1) and at least two edges along which the cation-permeable and an anion-permeable membranes are permanently secured together wherein the cation-permeable membranes and/or the anion-permeable membranes have a textured surface profile which keep said membranes apart and/or from touching each other and wherein the edges secured together define the direction in which liquid may flow through the compartments. Also claimed are ion exchange units comprising the stack, optionally comprising a quick-release securement means to allow facile attachment and release of modular units comprising the stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe B.V.
    Inventors: Willem Van Baak, Vinodnarain Bhikhi, Bastiaan Van Berchum, Johannes Van Engelen
  • Patent number: 10081238
    Abstract: A drive system, mountable onto a vehicle including a detachable rotational drive mechanism, for driving the rotational drive mechanism in accordance with a torque requirement. The drive system includes an engine that outputs first rotational power, and a generator that includes a rotor for receiving the first rotational power, a stator including a stator core with a winding wound thereon, a magnetic circuit for the winding passing through the stator core, and a supply current adjustment device for adjusting magnetic resistance of the magnetic circuit for the winding, to thereby change an inductance of the winding to adjust an output current of the generator. The drive system further includes a motor driven by the outputted current of the generator to output second rotational power to the rotational drive mechanism, and a control device configured to control both the engine and the supply current adjustment device, in accordance with the torque requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Haruyoshi Hino
  • Patent number: 10075049
    Abstract: To provide a stacking apparatus and a stack manufacturing system having high accuracy and productivity. A stacking apparatus 10 includes: a stage unit 40 on which a first material to be stacked 91 and a second material to be stacked 92 are stacked and placed; a sandwiching member 31 that is vertically movable with respect to the stage unit 40, and between which and the stage unit 40 the first material to be stacked 91 an the second stacked 92 are sandwiched; and a press member 33 that is vertically movable with respect to the sandwiching member 31 and simultaneously presses the first material to be stacked 91 and the second material to be stacked 92.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: HODEN SEIMITSU KAKO KENKYUSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chikara Murata
  • Patent number: 10061350
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for a wearable electronic device, such as a bracelet, watch, wristband or armband that includes a circuit board coupled to a plurality of electronic components (which may include any type of components, elements, circuitry, etc.). One particular implementation of a wearable electronic device may include one or more strap portions that may each comprise a shape memory material, which has a default shape. At least one strap portion may further comprise one or more input elements configured to register one or more inputs and logic configured to receive input data based the one or more inputs and to manipulate, based, at least in part, on the input data, the shape memory material for each of the one or more strap portions from a deformed shape back to its default shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Aleksander Magi
  • Patent number: 10049259
    Abstract: Disclosed are a fingerprint module, a method for fabricating the same, and a mobile terminal. The fingerprint module has a fingerprint chip and a circuit board. The fingerprint chip has an identifying surface and a connecting surface opposite to the identifying surface, wherein the identifying surface is configured to identify a fingerprint of a user. The circuit board is attached to the connecting surface, wherein a sealing adhesive is disposed between the circuit board and the fingerprint chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wenzhen Zhang
  • Patent number: 10051757
    Abstract: An electronic package module includes a packaging box, multiple terminals, and a coil unit. The packaging box includes a mounting wall including a base surface, multiple protruding blocks disposed on the mounting wall, and multiple gaps each being located between adjacent two of the protruding blocks. The terminals are mounted to the mounting wall, and each have a welding section received in a corresponding one of the gaps and having a welding surface and a guiding surface bent from the welding surface. The coil unit includes multiple wires each having a connecting section connected to the welding surface and an extending section bent from the connecting section and abutting against the guiding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Bothhand Enterprise Inc.
    Inventors: Yung-Ming Pan, Chung-Cheng Fan
  • Patent number: 10043687
    Abstract: An apparatus including a bumped electrode array and a method of fabricating a bumped electrode array is disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate for the electrode array. The method also includes disposing a plurality of non-planar structures including electrodes above the substrate of the electrode array. The method further includes disposing a dielectric layer above the plurality of non-planar structures having a defined radius of curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Julie A. Bert, David K. Biegelsen, Sourobh Raychaudhuri
  • Patent number: 10045438
    Abstract: A support-type display device (100) of the present invention comprises: a fixing member (110) which is fixed to a support (200); a display panel (120) which is fixed to one side of the fixing member (110), and has a flexible form that can be rolled and unrolled; and shape maintenance means (130) which are respectively installed along upper and lower parts of the display panel (120), and roll the display panel (120) or unroll in the shape of a flat board to maintain the rolled or unrolled state if an external force is applied. The present invention is installed on an outdoor support and is used for advertising and/or prevention, wherein a flexible display panel which can be rolled and unrolled is used such that the display panel is unrolled only when necessary, whereby the invention can be used for advertising and/or prevention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: REEF. T. MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ho Seob Eom
  • Patent number: 9979067
    Abstract: A microwave radial power divider/combiner device in which ridged waveguides structures are provided to provide adjacent-port isolation, large bandwidth, consistent cross-port phase matching, low insertion loss, and high peak and average power handling characteristics. The device includes a single rectangular input/output waveguide coupled to a bi-conical waveguide, which in turn is coupled to multiple ridged waveguides. These ridged radial waveguides are coupled to waveguide end-launches and impedance transformers located around the circumference of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Microwave and Tool Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Brett Danderson
  • Patent number: 9977460
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising a device enclosure having an exterior surface; a contact area positioned at the exterior surface and having first and second ends, the contact area having a plurality of contacts arranged between the first and second ends and substantially flush with the exterior surface; and an alignment feature within the enclosure comprising first and second magnets positioned on opposing sides of the contact area, the first magnet positioned adjacent to the first end of the contact area and the second magnet positioned adjacent to the second end of the contact area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Wagman, Oliver Ross, Eric S. Jol, Hani Esmaeili, Brett Degner, Ibuki Kamei
  • Patent number: 9949412
    Abstract: A method of providing a cooling apparatus for cooling a heat-dissipating component(s) of an electronics enclosure includes: providing a thermal conductor to couple to the heat-dissipating component(s), the thermal conductor including a first conductor portion coupled to the heat-dissipating component, and a second conductor portion to position along an air inlet side of the electronics enclosure, so that in operation, the first conductor portion transfers heat from the component(s) to the second conductor portion; coupling at least one air-cooled heat sink to the second conductor portion to facilitate transfer of heat to airflow ingressing into the enclosure; providing at least one thermoelectric device coupled to the first or second conductor portion to facilitate providing active auxiliary cooling to the thermal conductor; and providing a controller to control operation of the thermoelectric device(s) and to selectively switch operation of the cooling apparatus between active and passive cooling modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Milnes P. David, Dustin W. Demetriou, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Roger R. Schmidt, Robert E. Simons
  • Patent number: 9929679
    Abstract: An electrostatic induction-type vibration power generation device and method for improving a power generation amount, and extracting an external electric field from a spontaneous polarization electret. A pair of conductive plates is disposed with a gap therebetween. A charged body formed of a spontaneous polarization electret having predetermined thickness has a positively charged lower surface and negatively charged upper surface. The charged body is between conductive plates in contact with one conductive plate. The gap between the conductive plates is displaced in a direction vertical to the surfaces of the spontaneous polarization electret, whereby an electrostatic capacitance changes and electric power is generated. The other conductive plate is disposed at a position where an absolute value of an external electric field emitted outside from the charged body is between 2.7×107 V/m and 1.5×1010 V/m. Moreover, the thickness of the spontaneous polarization electret is between 1 mm and 60 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SENDAI SMART MACHINES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko Asanuma, Hiroyuki Oguchi, Motoaki Hara, Hiroki Kuwano
  • Patent number: 9913977
    Abstract: A method and related systems and apparatus for wrinkle reduction. The method includes the steps of positioning and applying a patch to skin of a consumer and adhesively securing the patch to the skin. A chemical composition on the patch includes both active ingredients and adhesive. A pair of electrodes are connected to a battery-driven, microprocessor-based controller. A current is applied through the electrodes in the patch for a selected time. The chemical composition in the patch is propelled into the consumer through use of the current in order to relax the skin or the consumer. The patch is removed and any residue of the chemical composition is massaged into the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: University Medical Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Francis, John Trengrove, Gregory Hunt, Josh Hoyt, Jim Thorne, Darrick Carter
  • Patent number: 9874541
    Abstract: A sensor is provided with (i) a pair of electrically conducting electrodes on an electrically insulating substrate; (ii) a chemiresistor film in contact with the pair of electrodes, with an impedance that changes in the presence of an ionic analyte; (iii) a gate electrode formed from an electrically conductive material; (iv) a potential generator configured to apply an electrical potential difference between the gate electrode and the chemiresistor film; (v) a controller to selectively control the potential generator to apply an electric potential to the gate electrode relative to the potential of the chemiresistor film; and (vi) a voltage power source adapted to apply a voltage signal between the pair of electrically conducting electrodes to enable measurement of the resistance of the chemiresistor film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
    Inventors: Burkhard Raguse, Edith Chow
  • Patent number: 9859767
    Abstract: An electric motor has an end cap assembly having a ground connection. The motor has a housing, a brush assembly including brushes, electrical components and a terminal holder, an end cap, and a ground plate. The brush assembly is secured in an open end of the housing. The end cap is positioned on an outer side of the brush assembly and fixed to the housing. The ground plate is disposed between and is resiliently compressed by the brush assembly and the end cap. The plate includes a plurality of elastic structures. Each elastic structure resiliently bears against corresponding leads of at least some of the electrical components. The ground plate is electrically connected to at least one of the housing and the end cap to accomplish a ground connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: James Ching Sik Lau, Siu Kin Tam, Hua Ping Zeng, Yuk Wai Elton Yeung
  • Patent number: 9851605
    Abstract: A display panel includes a substrate and a display medium layer held on the substrate and has a display region and a frame region outside the display region and a hole on an inner side of the frame region penetrating the substrate and the display medium layer. The display panel further includes a hole-periphery sealing part disposed on the substrate at a side facing the display medium layer so as to surround the hole, in which the hole-periphery sealing part is made of: a first sealing member having a broken loop shape, surrounding the hole, having at least one open section; and at least one second sealing member provided at a location corresponding to the one open section so as to seal said at least one open section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisashi Watanabe, Masayuki Kanehiro, Youhei Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 9846833
    Abstract: RFID inlays or straps may be assembled using impulse heating of metal precursors. Metal precursors are applied to and/or included in contacts on an RFID IC and/or terminals on a substrate. During assembly of the tag, the IC is disposed onto the substrate such that the IC contacts physically contact either the substrate terminals or metal precursors that in turn physically contact the substrate terminals. Impulse heating is then used to rapidly apply heat to the metal precursors, processing them into metallic structures that electrically couple the IC contacts to the substrate terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: IMPINJ, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald Lee Koepp, Harley Heinrich, Christopher J. Diorio
  • Patent number: 9844154
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a packaging box, multiple connecting pins, and an electronic unit mounted to a base of the packaging box and including multiple wires. The base includes a wire holding platform having multiple spaced-apart insertion through holes. The connecting pins are mounted to the wire holding platform, and each have a first wire connecting portion mounted in a corresponding insertion through hole, having a first through hole and a first electrically connecting portion connected between the first wire connecting portion and a circuit board. Each of the wires has two electrically conductive portions, each of which is connected to the first wire connecting portion of a corresponding connecting pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Bothhand Enterprise Inc.
    Inventors: Yung-Ming Pan, Chung-Cheng Fan
  • Patent number: 9836686
    Abstract: In a wireless communication device, radiation conductors including a first and second end portions are reformed on an upper surface of a radiation conductor base material. First and second terminal electrodes are provided at a same or substantially the same interval as the first and second end portions, on a lower surface of a RFIC element. A seal includes an adhesive surface larger than a principal surface of the RFIC element. The RFIC element is arranged on the upper surface of the radiation conductor substrate so that each of the first and second terminal electrodes comes into contact with the first and second end portions. The seal is pasted to the radiation conductor substrate so as to cover the RFIC element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noboru Kato, Kunihiro Komaki
  • Patent number: 9803335
    Abstract: A control system of a work machine including an operator's cab and an implement, the system comprising a vehicle control unit for controlling the machine; a first control device located in the cab for controlling a steering function of the machine; a second control device located in the cab for controlling the implement; a CB transceiver located in the cab, the CB transceiver configured to receive and transmit signals; and a CB microphone control disposed on the first control device or the second control device, the CB microphone control being operably actuable between an active position and an inactive position, where in the active position the transceiver is enabled to transmit a signal, and in the inactive position the transceiver is enabled to receive a signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: DEERE & Company
    Inventors: David J. Myers, Thomas A. Porter
  • Patent number: 9735650
    Abstract: A method of assembling a starter/generator in a gas-turbine engine, including coupling a rotor and a stator of the starter/generator such that the rotor is rotatable with respect to the stator to drive the rotor when the starter/generator is electrically powered and to produce electrical power when the rotor is rotated, securing the stator to a bearing support, coupling the starter/generator to a low pressure shaft of the engine by installing the bearing support over a bearing assembly secured to an end of the low pressure shaft, inserting the low pressure shaft through a high pressure shaft of the engine with the end of the low pressure shaft protruding therefrom and positioning the starter/generator in proximity of an end of the high pressure shaft, and drivingly engaging the rotor to the high pressure shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP
    Inventors: David Menheere, Andreas Eleftheriou, Richard Kostka
  • Patent number: 9734446
    Abstract: A method and structure for a radio frequency identification (RFID) system including an RFID tag. The RFID tag can include a dampener configured to dampen a resonation of a resonator. Prior to dampening the resonation of the resonator using the dampener, the RFID tag may be configured to transmit a first response signal from a transmit antenna. Subsequent to dampening of the resonation of the resonator using the dampener, the RFID tag may be configured to transmit a second response signal that is different from the first response signal. The dampener may include a chemical agent or a fusible link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: George A. Gibson, James R. Larson
  • Patent number: 9694174
    Abstract: A method of forming an electrode array is disclosed, the method comprising: forming an elongate comb structure comprising a plurality of longitudinally-spaced electrode contacts extending from and supported by a spine; electrically connecting each of a plurality of electrically conductive pathways to a respective one of the plurality of electrode contacts; placing the conductive pathways adjacent the contacts; placing silicone over the conductive pathways and contacts; curing the silicone so as to substantially retain the longitudinal spacing between neighboring contacts; and severing the spine from the plurality of electrode contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Fysh Dadd, Andy Ho, Shahram Manouchehri, Nicholas Charles Kendall Pawsey, Peter Schuller, Peter Raymond Sibary
  • Patent number: 9692283
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and process for manufacturing coil members (20) to be inserted in the slots (21) of the core of a dynamo electric machine, the coil members (20) being formed by bending portions of an electric conductor (300) using at least a first engagement member (112). The apparatus comprises: a first member (23) that rotates around a first axis of rotation (17a); a second member (24) that rotates around a second axis of rotation (18a) positioned laterally with respect to the first axis of rotation (17a), wherein the second member (24) is supported by the first member (23); a third member (25) rotating around a central axis of rotation of the second member (24); wherein the third member (25) being supported by the second member (24). The first engagement member (112) being capable of engaging the conductor (300) against a contrast surface (192) to bend a portion of the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ATOP S.p.A
    Inventors: Massimo Ponzio, Rubino Corbinelli
  • Patent number: 9685202
    Abstract: A near-field transducer includes an enlarged portion and a peg protruding from a first edge. The enlarged portion has a second edge facing away from the first edge. The near-field transducer includes a heat sink disposed on the enlarged portion and with an outline shape that matches that of the enlarged portion. The heat sink is disposed at a first separation distance from the first edge of the enlarged portion and a second, greater, separation distance from the second edge of the enlarged portion. The first separation distance is greater than the second separation distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: John Charles Duda, Scott M. Franzen, Weibin Chen, Tae-Woo Lee, Dimitar V. Dimitrov, Huaqing Yin
  • Patent number: 9656502
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for fabricating a substrate for transfer printing using a concave-convex structure and a substrate for transfer printing fabricated thereby. The method includes preparing a handling substrate having a concave-convex structure formed thereon; forming a sacrificial layer along the concave-convex structure on the handling substrate; coating a polymer on the handling substrate having the sacrificial layer formed thereon to form a polymer substrate having bumps filling a concave portion of the concave-convex structure; and removing the sacrificial layer from the handling substrate. The substrate for transfer printing includes a handling substrate having a concave-convex structure formed thereon; and a polymer substrate placed on the concave-convex structure and having bumps filling a concave portion of the concave-convex structure of the handling substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Heung Cho Ko, Seok Ho Kim, Jongwon Yoon, Young Kyu Hwang, Su Ok Yun, Hun Soo Jang, Seong-Ju Park, Hyun-A Cho, Byeong-Il Noh, Jaeyi Chun
  • Patent number: 9653865
    Abstract: A method for fitting cables (13) with seals (1), in which the seals (1) are accommodated via a transfer unit and mounted on the mentioned cable (13). While the seal (1) is being accommodated via the transfer unit, its orientation on the holding arbor (2) is mechanically-electrically and fully automatically checked. If a seal (2) is incompletely or partially punched through, it is removed from the holding arbor (2). Equally, a seal (2) which is not accommodated by the holding arbor (2), is removed from the accommodation area. Also a transfer unit for seals (1) or comparable cable fitting components for a cable processing plant, the transfer unit encompassing a holding arbor (2) for accommodating seals (1), wherein at least one force and/or pressure transducer (3) is situated on or in the holding arbor (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SCHLEUNIGER HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Mustafa Ayabakan, Uwe Keil, Gerhard Woitke, Martin Stier, Eugen Wosinski
  • Patent number: 9647460
    Abstract: A system for the inductive charging of an energy accumulator of a vehicle, and a charging station, an electronic circuit being provided in the interior of a hood, the opening of which is situated at the bottom side of the hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Günter Becker, Dirk Degen
  • Patent number: 9647498
    Abstract: An electric machine, especially a transversal flux machine, the stator being composed of a stack of phase segments, each phase segment having at least one stator segment and one stator winding, especially a single winding, each stator segment having an annular stator bridge, on which pole shoes are premolded, which in particular extend in the radially inward direction, and/or which extend in the direction of the rotor and/or which are situated between the rotor and the annular stator bridge, the pole shoes having the same shape, in particular, the axial width of the pole shoe decreasing with increasing radial clearance, the associated profile being disposed between a first and a second profile, the first profile being a linear function of the radial clearance, the pole back associated with the first profile being a planar area, in particular, the second profile being a circular function, in particular a circular segment function, the pole back associated with the second profile being a cylindrical section are
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Florian Dreher
  • Patent number: 9633302
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to an RFID tag integrated circuit (IC) having antenna contacts separated by a channel. The channel has a smaller cross-section at its center than at its ends, which facilitates fluid flow from the channel center to the channel ends. During attachment of the IC to an inlay or strap, the channel facilitates the flow of liquid adhesive so as to reduce the turbulence and the propagation velocity associated with the liquid adhesive, thereby reducing misalignment caused by the movement of the IC with respect to the inlay or strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventor: Harley K. Heinrich
  • Patent number: 9613939
    Abstract: Opto-electronic modules, which can be fabricated in a wafer-scale process, include light emitting and/or light sensing devices mounted on or in a substrate. The modules, which can include various features to help reduce the occurrence of optical cross-talk and help prevent interference from stray light, can be used in a wide range of applications, including medical and health-related applications. For example, performing a measurement on a human body can include bringing a portion of the human body into direct contact with an exterior surface of the opto-electronic module and using a differential optical absorption spectroscopy technique to obtain an indication of a physical condition of the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Markus Rossi, Jens Geiger
  • Patent number: 9594996
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for providing intelligent laundering alerts. Example embodiments involve an intelligent garment tag that may be affixed to garments, and may store and provide information about the garment to which it is affixed. The information stored thereon describes various aspects of the garment including color, fabric, and laundering information. The intelligent garment tags further include an alert component for providing laundering alerts (e.g., a flashing or colored light, a warning noise, or a vibration) based on, for example, garment color compatibility or laundering device (e.g., washing machine or clothes dryer) compatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Bria Selhorst, Corinne Elizabeth Sherman, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Timothy Carlson
  • Patent number: 9583742
    Abstract: A battery comprises: a container including a bottom portion, long-sidewall portions each standing on a corresponding one of longer side portions of the bottom portion, short-sidewall portions each standing on a corresponding one of two shorter side portions of the bottom portion, and a welded portion in which portions of a flat plate are mutually welded; an electrode assembly housed in the container; an electrode terminal; and a lid closing the container, the container having a cuboid shape, the bottom portion being rectangular, the long-sidewall portions each being rectangular, the short-sidewall portions each being rectangular, the flat plate being made of metal and being folded, and the portions of the flat plate being mutually abutting or overlapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyoshi Munenaga, Taku Nakamura, Wataru Mashiko, Takeshi Kawahara
  • Patent number: 9528487
    Abstract: A control circuit receives a starting signal from a powertrain control module of a vehicle and delays the coupling of the main starting current from the battery to the starting motor until a reduced current in an alternative flow path is provided to the starter motor, initiating its motion. In a preferred, the pre-start sequence is controlled by a microprocessor which provides a control signal to a solid state switch coupled by a conductor providing current limiting resistance between the battery supply and the starter motor for a predetermined period of time. Subsequent to the pre-spin period, the control circuit provides a signal to a different solid state switch which activates the starter solenoid, in turn, coupling the battery to the starter motor and engaging the pinion gear with the ring gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Xiangying Liu, Chuck De Biasi, Ravi Atluru, Frederick Shell, Alan Francis Judge, Sheran Anthony Alles
  • Patent number: 9516774
    Abstract: An outer sleeve for a CATV filter has, in one embodiment, a first end and a second end. The second end has a face with one or more engagement holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 9502170
    Abstract: An electronic component comprises: a laminate having a plurality of rectangular insulator layers and a mounting surface formed by a series of sides of the insulator layers. A plurality of first lead-out conductors are exposed between the insulator layers at the mounting surface. A first external electrode covers the first lead-out conductors at the mounting surface. The first external electrode is located at a first formation area at the mounting surface. The first formation area, when viewed in a plan view in an extending direction in which the sides of the insulator layers that constitute the mounting surface extend, is curved so as to bulge at a center of the formation area relative to opposite ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuru Odahara
  • Patent number: 9482115
    Abstract: A turbine engine includes multiple tierod supports. Each of the tierod supports is connected to an inner frame case of the turbine engine via multiple fasteners and at least one self anti-rotating bushing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Meggan Harris, Jorge I. Farah, Christopher Treat, Timothy Dale
  • Patent number: 9460380
    Abstract: Technologies are generally directed to assembly of a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag precursor. An assembly may be provided, the assembly having an RFID integrated circuit (IC), a nonconductive repassivation layer on a surface of the IC and confined within a perimeter of the surface, and a conductive redistribution layer on the repassivation layer and confined within the perimeter of the surface, in which a first portion of the redistribution layer is electrically connected to the IC through a first electrical connection. A substrate having a first antenna terminal to the assembly may be attached with an adhesive, and at least a first portion of a nonconductive barrier present on at least one of the first antenna terminal and the first portion of the redistribution layer may be reacted with a reactant to make the first portion of the nonconductive barrier conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: IMPINJ, INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Ronald Lee Koepp, Tan Mau Wu, Ronald A. Oliver, Harley Heinrich, Jaideep Mavoori, Christopher J. Diorio
  • Patent number: 9446950
    Abstract: A method and system for constructing structures by self-assembly of objects. The method and system include providing a first object having a first selected shape and providing a second object having a second selected shape, the shape of the first and second objects interacting to form an alignment which has only a simple stable state arising from minimization of interaction energy for the single stable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Michael Chaikin, Tycho Sleator, Remi Dreyfus, Daniel Sleator
  • Patent number: 9436902
    Abstract: An RFID IC assembly having a repassivation layer and a conductive redistribution layer may be assembled onto a tag substrate with an additional layer. The additional layer includes one or more etchants for creating an opening in a nonconductive barrier layer between the assembly and the substrate, and may also include an adhesive for attaching the assembly to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: IMPINJ, INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Ronald Lee Koepp, Tan Mau Wu, Ronald A. Oliver, Harley Heinrich, Jaideep Mavoori, Christopher J. Diorio
  • Patent number: 9383069
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a printed circuit board (100, 200) comprising several finger portions (102, 103, 104) projecting from a base portion (101), wherein each linger portion is provided with a plurality of light emitting elements (106). By means of the invention it is possible to optimize the physical size of the printed circuit board (100, 200) such that a resulting LED module requires less printed circuit board area per thereon arranged LED, thereby decreasing the cost of the overall LED module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Martijn Henri Richard Lankhorst, Antonius Petrus Marinus Dingemans, Noud Johannes Fleuren, Bertrand Jean-Bernard Navarro, Kamil Mert Cakar
  • Patent number: 9328376
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, devices, and methods for sample preparation and/or analysis comprising a droplet generator having a first channel in fluid communication with a carrier fluid reservoir and a second channel in fluid communication with a sample reservoir. The first channel and second channel may meet at an intersection that receives a sample from the sample reservoir and a carrier fluid from the carrier fluid reservoir and generates one or more droplets that flow along a droplet channel to a droplet reservoir. An energy application member in thermal communication with the intersection, at least a portion of the droplet channel, the sample reservoir and/or the carrier fluid reservoir may provide energy to an individual droplet of the one or more droplets, such as at the intersection and/or as the droplet moves along the droplet channel to the droplet reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy L. Hiddessen, Erin R. Chia
  • Patent number: 9323009
    Abstract: A computer program product for fabricating an optical assembly having stored computer readable program code including a first program to place a flexible portion of a substrate including a waveguide, the waveguide exposed at one end edge of the substrate upon a horizontally movable stage of a flip-chip bonder, a second program to vertically move a clamp through the stage opening to place the waveguide exposed end in a vertical position, a third program to vertically downwardly move a bond head containing an optical component upon the waveguide exposed substrate edge to position the optical component with the exposed waveguide, a fourth program to fixably mount the optical component to the substrate edge, and a fifth program to release the optical component from the bond head while moving the clamp vertically downward through the stage opening unbending the flexible portion of the substrate with the optical component mounted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stefano Sergio Oggioni, Jonas R. Weiss, Bert Jan Offrein
  • Patent number: 9315024
    Abstract: A droplet discharging method includes: forming a plurality of dots on a first region of a medium, on a second region which is positioned in a ?Y direction from the first region, and on a third region which is positioned in the ?Y direction from the second region. The dots are formed on the first region by using a first head and a second head to cause a second head use ratio to be constant, the dots are formed on the second region by using the first head and the second head so as to cause the second head use ratio to be increased from a value less than a first set value to a value greater than a second set value greater than the first set value in the ?Y direction, and the dots are formed on the third region by using the second head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Miyamoto, Tomohiro Yuda, Bunji Ishimoto