Conductor Or Circuit Manufacturing Patents (Class 29/825)
  • Patent number: 12004379
    Abstract: A display device can include a plurality of light emitting parts disposed to correspond to a plurality of pixel electrodes in a display area, a plurality of transmission parts, each transmission part among the plurality of transmission parts being disposed at a side of at least one of the plurality of light emitting parts; and a touch metal having a plurality of first touch metals extending in a first direction and a plurality of second touch metals extending in a second on the plurality of pixel electrodes. Also, each of the plurality of pixel electrodes includes a plurality of sub-pixel electrodes, and each of the plurality of sub-pixel electrodes is divided into a plurality of parts connected to each other by a sub-pixel connecting part narrower than each part among the plurality of parts, in which a portion of the first touch metals is disposed above the sub-pixel connecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sul Lee, Jonghyeok Lim, Hyoungsu Kim
  • Patent number: 11969602
    Abstract: Systems and methods which provide radial exterior weld terminal configurations for medical device leads are described. A radial exterior weld terminal may comprise an annular conductive structure having a radial exterior weld interface feature, wherein a medical device lead may comprise one or more radial exterior weld terminals. A radial exterior weld interface feature may be disposed at an end of the annular conductive structure and may configure the annular conductive structure to accept a non-axially directed portion of a conductive wire for interfacing a conductor with a weld location on an outer surface of the radial exterior weld terminal. The radial exterior weld interface feature may comprise a truncated aperture configured for the non-axially directed portion of conductive wire to traverse from the inner space to the outer surface. The truncated aperture may comprise a dimple member depressed into the interior space of the annular conductive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Raines
  • Patent number: 11917387
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to electronic devices having speakers such as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) speakers. A MEMS speaker can include an electrostatically driven, corrugated MEMS structure to move air without a magnet, coil, or traditional speaker membrane, and thus provide a low-power, compact speaker with a large acoustically active area in a small volume. Neighboring folds in the corrugated MEMS structure may form pairs of MEMS electrodes that can be pushed together and/or pulled apart to deform the MEMS structure in a breathing motion that generates pressure differentials on opposing sides of the corrugated MEMS structure to generate sound. Additional modes of operation are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gokhan Hatipoglu, Onur I. Ilkorur, Pablo Seoane Vieites, Christopher Wilk, Peter C. Hrudey
  • Patent number: 11916339
    Abstract: A contact carrier includes a carrier body receiving a plurality of contacts and a fastening element fastening the carrier body to a carrier element. The fastening element includes a first clamping element connected to the carrier body, a second clamping element formed on the carrier body in a shiftable manner and opposite the first clamping element, and a locking device locking the second clamping element in a position relative to the first clamping element. A distance between the first clamping element and the second clamping element can be varied by a relative movement of the second clamping element in relation to the first clamping element. The first clamping element and the second clamping element, by the locking device, exert a clamping force onto the carrier element arranged between the first clamping element and the second clamping element to hold the carrier element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Buck, Maximilian Veihl
  • Patent number: 11881329
    Abstract: A fire resistant coaxial cable and method of making is described that has a 2-part dielectric made of a polymer foam and a ceramifiable silicone rubber. The polymer foam, which can be polypropylene or other polymers, leaves little-to-no residue in the cable that causes electromagnetic loss when upon burning. The polymer foam can be extruded over a center conductor using an inert gas, such as nitrogen, to propagate the foam, ensuring little-to-no residue in the cable. The ceramifiable silicone rubber can be extruded over the polymer foam. The ceramifiable silicone rubber can have a polysiloxane matrix with inorganic flux and refractory particles that ceramify under high heat, such as temperatures specified by common fire test standards (e.g., 1850° F./1010° C. for two hours). The cable is configured to maintain a relatively coaxial relation between a center conductor and an outer conductor even under aforementioned fire tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: American Fire Wire, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Rogers
  • Patent number: 11876109
    Abstract: An imaging device may include single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs). The single-photon avalanche diodes may be arranged in a one-dimensional or two-dimensional array in a SPAD-based semiconductor device. The SPAD-based semiconductor device may also include a transparent cover glass that is formed over the array of SPADs. Each line of SPADs within the SPAD-based semiconductor device may be covered by a respective light spreading lens. The light spreading lens may be formed as a groove in an upper surface of the transparent cover glass. The light spreading lens may have a uniform cross-section along its length. The light spreading lens may be formed as a convex lens on an upper or lower surface of the transparent cover glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Patrick McGarvey
  • Patent number: 11848121
    Abstract: An electrical feed-through apparatus is prevents or substantially reduces partial corona discharges in penetrators for high voltage supply for underwater facilities. A flange of a first thickness has an opening providing a passage between first and second oppositely located sides of the flange. An elongated tube of a solid, electrically insulating material has a first length greater than the first thickness, and is positioned in the passage, with first and second parts of the tube protruding from the first and second sides of the flange, respectively. First and second attachment sleeves are positioned on the tube and are attached to the first and second parts of the tube, respectively, at a distance from respective first and second ends of the tube. The sleeves are attached to the respective first and second oppositely located sides of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Sentech AS
    Inventors: Morten Halleraker, Helmut Mayer, Gunter Bitz
  • Patent number: 11785812
    Abstract: Provided are a display panel including: a first component, a second component, and a bending component connecting the first component and the second component; wherein, the first component has a display surface, and the bending component has a via passing through the bending component in a direction perpendicular to the display surface. A display device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao Zeng, Weiyun Huang, Yue Long, Yao Huang, Meng Li
  • Patent number: 11612275
    Abstract: An installation kit for the production of a niche includes a recess element including a rear wall, four side walls and a projecting frame adjoining outward edges of the side walls. At least one of the side walls includes a passage opening formed therein. An insert can be insertable into the passage opening of the side wall on the niche side, the insert defining a recessed receiving space accessible on the niche side of the side wall, the insert including an opening opposing the receiving space. At least one cover can be receivable within the insert to at least partially cover the receiving space, the cover being positionable substantially flush with the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Schluter Systems L.P.
    Inventor: Werner Schluter
  • Patent number: 11476965
    Abstract: An optical line terminal (OLT) includes: a first optical transceiver and a second optical transceiver each configured to transmit or receive at least one optical signal among an optical signal of a first standard and an optical signal of a second standard through an optical cable inserted thereinto, and convert between an optical signal and an electrical signal; a first connector configured to electrically connect an extended output terminal of an electrical signal input/output unit of the first transceiver and an extended output terminal of an electrical signal input/output unit of the second optical transceiver; and a second connector configured to selectively connect the extended output terminal and a default output terminal of the electrical signal input/output unit of the second optical transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: DZS Inc.
    Inventors: Seung Dong Lee, Jae Goo Kim
  • Patent number: 11458305
    Abstract: A probe insertion device for a neural probe structure with a plurality of probes to simultaneously insert the plurality of probes into a nerve includes a nerve holder to fix the nerve surrounding an outer circumference of the nerve, and a probe holder positioned outside in a radial direction of the nerve holder to fixedly support the probes surrounding a circumference of the nerve holder. The probe holder includes a plurality of sections (“probe holder sections”) arranged radially with respect to the nerve holder and moveable in a radial direction of the nerve holder, and the plurality of probe holder sections simultaneously moves the plurality of probes toward the nerve holder having fixed the nerve, so that the plurality of probes is simultaneously inserted into the nerve in a radial shape when viewed in a lengthwise direction of the nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jinseok Kim, Jong Woong Park, Hyungdal Park, Wonsuk Choi, Ockchul Kim, Woo Hyun Jung, Sunyoung Jung
  • Patent number: 11454650
    Abstract: A probe has a substantially bar shape, and includes a tip end, a base end, and a body portion that is located between the tip end and the base end and has a thickness in a thickness direction orthogonal to an axial direction of the substantially bar shape thinner than the tip end. The body portion includes a slope surface that is continuous with the tip end and is inclined with respect to the axial direction in a direction in which the thickness becomes gradually thinner with increasing distance from the tip end. A first region having a surface shape that bulges outward is provided in at least a part of the slope surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC-READ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu Yamazaki, Yukio Kumamoto
  • Patent number: 11426596
    Abstract: In some examples, a coil electrode assembly includes a coil electrode including a plurality of windings and extending from an electrode proximal end to an electrode distal end, the coil electrode defining an electrode lumen from the electrode proximal end to the electrode distal end. The coil electrode assembly further includes an insulative tube extending within the lumen of the coil electrode such that the coil electrode extends along an outer surface of the insulative tube. The coil electrode is partially embedded within the insulative tube when the insulative tube is in an expanded state to maintain a spacing between the windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Rentas Torres, George W. McFall, William Clemens, Dina L. Williams
  • Patent number: 11410867
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electrostatic chuck includes a ceramic dielectric, a base plate, a first electrode layer, and a second electrode layer. The ceramic dielectric substrate has a first major surface and a second major surface. The first electrode layer is provided between the first major surface and the second major surface. The second electrode layer is provided between the first electrode layer and the first major surface. The first electrode layer has a first surface and a second surface. A distance between the first surface and the first major surface is constant. A distance between the second surface and the first surface at an end portion of the first electrode layer is shorter than a distance between the second surface and the first surface at a central portion of the first electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Momiyama, Hitoshi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11397345
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal panel and a method for etching a liquid crystal panel, the liquid crystal panel including: a first substrate; a second substrate installed at a location facing the first substrate with a liquid crystal layer therebetween; a driving circuit unit connected to the second substrate; and a masking tape integrally surrounding the edges of the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: KORTEK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Woo Hwangbo, Hae Won Chae, Young Il Park, Ji Woong Park
  • Patent number: 11357976
    Abstract: An extravascular neural interface is disclosed including a device containing electrodes for neurostimulation of a vessel. The devices are housed in flexible substrates forming two flaps, an inner flap having a spinal portion for routing leads/conductors into the device for connection to the electrodes and an outer flap that overlaps the inner flap. The inner flap supports and positions the electrodes to be inward facing, i.e., extravascular designs. The electrodes may be circular or elliptical and include a plurality of wings for securing the electrodes within a flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Galvani Bioelectronics Limited
    Inventors: Faisal Zaidi, Sebastien Ouchouche
  • Patent number: 11304660
    Abstract: The adhesive extenders can be used to cover and surround the medical electrode assemblies on the skin of a patient. A wearable monitor can be used to obtain electrogram data from the patient via the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ICENTIA INC.
    Inventors: Pierre Paquet, David Levesque, Pierre Fecteau
  • Patent number: 11264173
    Abstract: A multilayer capacitor includes a body including a stacked structure formed of a plurality of dielectric layers, and a plurality of internal electrodes, and external electrodes, wherein the body is divided into a central portion, and cover portions, the body has first to sixth surfaces, in the body, the cover portion forms corner edges having a curved surface, and if a radius of curvature of each of the corner edges at which the third and fourth surfaces meet the fifth and sixth surfaces refers to R1, and a radius of curvature of each of the corner edges at which the third and fourth surfaces meet the first and second surfaces refers to R2, a relationship of R1>R2 is satisfied, and a width of an internal electrode disposed in the cover portion is narrower than a width of an internal electrode disposed in the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: So Ra Kang, Jung Min Park, Byeong Gyu Park, Yong Jin Yeon, Jea Yeol Choi
  • Patent number: 11240396
    Abstract: An image data transfer control device includes a first interface, a first and a second memory, a processor, and a second interface. The first interface acquires image data transferred in predetermined units. The first memory stores inclination correction data corresponding to the inclination of a print head, and correction position data indicating a correction position included in at least one divided image line among the predetermined number of divided image lines including each divided image line group. The second memory stores correction target image data at the correction position. The processor selects each divided image line group based on the inclination correction data, and specifies first and second correction target image data. The second interface outputs the second divided image line group including the first correction target image data instead of the second correction target image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masami Ohshima
  • Patent number: 11232966
    Abstract: An electrostatic substrate chuck with substrate backside purging to prevent incidental backside deposition and that provides thermal sinking to prevent or mitigate the failure of seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy S. Thomas, Patrick Breiling, Ramesh Chandrasekharan, Vincent Burkhart
  • Patent number: 11169110
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to systems, devices, and methods for depositing an electrode and an electrolyte on a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) electrochemical sensor. A method may comprise providing a blade on a surface of a substrate; providing a ridge along the perimeter of the substrate; pressing the electrode and the electrolyte onto the blade and the ridge; cutting the electrode into multiple electrodes; positioning the electrolyte to contact the surface, the blade, and the ridge; and positioning the multiple electrodes to contact the surface, the blade, and the ridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Keith Francis Edwin Pratt, Cristian Vasile Diaconu, Yong-Fa Wang
  • Patent number: 11133131
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component includes a ceramic body comprising dielectric layers and first and second internal electrodes disposed to face each other with respective dielectric layers interposed therebetween. The first internal electrode comprises a body portion contributing to the capacitance generation and a lead-out portion having a narrower width than the body portion and an end exposed from a surface, and the second internal electrode comprises a body portion contributing to the capacitance generation and a lead-out portion having a narrower width than the body portion and an end exposed from another surface. A ratio (w2/w1) of a width (w2) of the lead-out portion of the first and second internal electrodes to a width (w1) of the body portion satisfies 0.3?w2/w1?0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hwi Dae Kim, Young Jun Cha, Woo Chul Shin, Chan Yoon, Tae Hyeok Kim, Sang Soo Park, Ji Hong Jo
  • Patent number: 11133432
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display panel, a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device. The method includes: providing a first substrate; forming first via holes into a first surface; forming a first metal layer on the first surface and in the first via holes; patterning the first metal layer to form first portions, including first sub-portions in the first via holes; forming second via holes into a second surface; forming a second metal layer on the second surface and in the second via holes; patterning the second metal layer to form second portions and pads, that the second portions and the pads are electrically connected, the second portions includes second sub-portions in the second via holes, and the first sub-portions and the second sub-portions are electrically connected; and bonding and electrically connecting electronic components with the plurality of pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Shanghai Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuanli Leng
  • Patent number: 11095103
    Abstract: A multi-member cable includes at least a first cable element and a second cable element. The first and second cable elements may extend in parallel, be stranded in a helical winding pattern, or be stranded in a reverse-oscillatory winding pattern, along the length of the cable. At least one binder is helically wrapped about the first and second cable elements to hold them together. The binder is formed of a material which disintegrates when exposed to a particular liquid or heat. In a preferred embodiment, the binder may be formed of polyvinyl-alcohol (PVA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Daniel J. Parke
  • Patent number: 11044165
    Abstract: Provided is a device, including: a power supply comprising: a battery configured to output direct current (DC) power at a first voltage and a first current; a battery charger coupled to the battery and configured to charge the battery; a power-converter configured to receive DC power from the battery and convert the DC power to output DC power at a second voltage and a second current, the second voltage being less than half the first voltage and the second current being greater than twice the first current; and an interface to couple output power from the power-converter to a bus-bar power interface of a rack configured to hold computing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Vapor IO Inc.
    Inventors: Steven White, Dave Kaplin
  • Patent number: 11005388
    Abstract: A multi-level inverter includes a coupling to a DC power source and a coupling to an AC power source, a plurality of capacitors arranged to create a set of nodes, and a plurality of switches located between the capacitors and the AC power source. Switches are configured to create an AC bypass in which the capacitors coupled to the DC power source may be isolated from the AC power source. The AC bypass is utilized as one of the switching states in a switching sequence that provides enhanced performance including but not limited to reduced electromagnetic interference and ripple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: sonnen, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Berzoy Llerena, Andres Salazar-Llinas, Carlos Restrepo
  • Patent number: 10996242
    Abstract: A probe card, for testing an electrical characteristic of a device under test (DUT) including a plurality of semiconductor devices, includes a substrate, a first probe pin disposed on a surface of the substrate and including a tip portion capable of contacting a pad of the DUT, and a second probe pin disposed on the surface of the substrate and including a tip portion capable of contacting the pad of the DUT. The first probe pin protrudes further than the second probe pin protrudes from the surface of the substrate in a first direction that is substantially perpendicular to the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gyu-Yeol Kim, Shin-Ho Kang
  • Patent number: 10998555
    Abstract: An electrode joining method includes: an electrode sheet conveying step of conveying the cathode electrode sheet of a size enabling a plurality of cathode electrode layers to be acquired; an anomaly detecting step of detecting anomalies in the cathode electrode sheet; a specifying step of specifying a predetermined shape from an area excluding a location having an anomaly that was detected in the anomaly detecting step; a cutting step of cutting out the cathode electrode layer of the predetermined shape specified in the specifying step; and a step of joining the cathode electrode layer of the predetermined shape that was cut out to the PEM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 10959631
    Abstract: A neural interfacing device is disclosed. The neural interfacing device may include at least one microneedle electrode. The microneedle electrode may have one or more microneedles. The one or more microneedles may be shaped and positioned such that when the neural interfacing device is applied to a nerve, the one or more microneedles penetrate a nerve epineurium without any portion of the microneedle electrode penetrating any nerve axon beyond a depth of 500 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: BIOCIRCUIT TECHNOLOGIES, INC., GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert J. Butera, Yogi A. Patel, James D. Ross, Swaminathan Rajaraman, Isaac Clements
  • Patent number: 10905545
    Abstract: Ophthalmic devices having elastic electrodes are disclosed herein. An example ophthalmic device may be an intraocular lens that includes a support structure, two optical windows, two immiscible fluids, and an elastic electrode. The support structure may have an inner surface defining an aperture with first and second optical windows disposed on opposite sides of the support structure and spanning the aperture. The two immiscible liquids may be disposed in a cavity formed by the aperture and the first and second optical windows, and the elastic electrode may be disposed on the inner surface. The elastic electrode may be formed from an elastic metal alloy having a minimum yield strain of 0.25%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. Otts, Stein Kuiper
  • Patent number: 10899293
    Abstract: A body earth structure for a vehicle includes a bolt of which a head portion is swage-joined to an aluminum vehicle body panel. The bolt is provided to fasten an earth terminal to the vehicle. The bolt includes a projection that protrudes toward the vehicle body panel, on a facing surface of the head portion of the bolt. The facing surface is provided to face the vehicle body panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Furusawa, Eiji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10844488
    Abstract: A chuck system for performing a substrate-biased atomic layer deposition process that forms an electrically conductive film on a substrate includes an electrically conductive substrate holder configured to support the substrate and an electrically conductive base that supports the substrate holder. An electrical isolating layer is sandwiched between the substrate holder and the base. The electrical isolating layer has an outer end and an edge recess formed in and that runs around the outer edge. The edge recess is configured to prevent the electrically conductive film from coating the entire interior of the edge recess, thereby maintaining electrical isolation between the substrate holder and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Veeco Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Sershen, Adam Bertuch
  • Patent number: 10815002
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a structural component of an aircraft wing body and an aircraft including the structural component. According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a structural component of an aircraft wing body is provided. The structural component includes a body part and a profile. The body part includes an edge portion formed by end portions of a first skin and a second skin of the body part superposed together. The profile is attached to the edge portion. The profile has an outer profile conforming to an outer profile of the body part such that the structural component, as a whole, exhibits an aerodynamic outer profile after the profile is attached to the edge portion. The profile is attached to the edge portion via a plurality of separate intermediate members or by contacting the edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Mei Ding
  • Patent number: 10773664
    Abstract: A bracket-equipped conductive path A, comprising: a conductive path main body; a protector that is tubular, is made of a synthetic resin, and surrounds the conductive path main body; a bracket that is made of a metal, includes a plate-shaped base portion, and is formed as a single body with the protector in a state in which at least a portion of the base portion is embedded in the protector; and a displacement restricting portion that the bracket is provided with, and that restricts displacement of the conductive path main body by abutting the conductive path main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinari Kobayashi, Kyungwoo Kim, Moriyuki Shimizu, Hironobu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10748773
    Abstract: Disclosed are a laser bonding apparatus and a laser bonding method capable of bonding an electronic component to a three-dimensional structure having a regular or irregular shape in a curved portion such as an automobile tail lamp or a headlamp. The laser bonding apparatus and method for a three-dimensional structure may prevent misalignment and poor bonding of the electronic component with respect to the three-dimensional structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LASERSSEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Joon Choi, Byung Rock Kim
  • Patent number: 10727953
    Abstract: A package for an optical receiver module is disclosed. The package includes a housing having electrically conductive walls including a rear and a pair of side walls, and a feed-through provided in the rear wall. The feed-through includes an internal portion, and an external portion protruding from the internal portion. The internal portion has a top face and a back face, the top face including ground lines, the back face including transmission lines with signal lines and ground lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Mii, Hiroshi Hara
  • Patent number: 10685851
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a method for making a hybrid cloth integrated column and further making TSV substrates, which comprises the key processing steps: forming a hybrid cloth by using metal wires and supportive wires, which contains at least one 2D array of parallel metal wires in one direction; forming a column of layered structure, which contains at least a plurality of layers of hybrid cloths, wherein all the 2D arrays of parallel metal wires are fixed in the column of layered structure and are arranged into a 3D array of parallel metal wires; making all the layers of the column of layered structure into a solid entity so as to form a hybrid cloth integrated column; and slicing the hybrid cloth integrated column to make TSV substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Yuci Shen
  • Patent number: 10680571
    Abstract: A conductive path with noise filter that enables an effective reduction in a surge noise in a specific frequency band is provided. A conductive path with noise filter includes conductive path main, an insulating holder, inductors provided in the holder, receiving terminal fittings provided in the holder, insertion-side terminal fittings capable of being fitted to the receiving terminal fittings, a U-phase capacitor provided between the U-phase wire and the U-phase insertion-side terminal fitting, a V-phase capacitor provided between the V-phase wire and the V-phase insertion-side terminal fitting, and a W-phase capacitor provided between the W-phase wire and the W-phase insertion-side terminal fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Hirata, Takeshi Aizawa
  • Patent number: 10629371
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coil component, includes forming a conductive pattern on a substrate; forming an opening portion over a surface of the substrate so as to be disposed between neighboring conductors of the conductive pattern, the opening portion having a depth that is equivalent to or greater than a clearance dimension between the neighboring conductors; and forming a coil pattern by growing the conductive pattern including by plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masayuki Itoh, Hiroshi Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 10609800
    Abstract: A light string, an automatic assembly apparatus and an automatic assembly method thereof are provided. The method includes steps of: arranging lamp housings in a lamp housing carrier by using an assembly machine; actuating a holder to move horizontally by using the assembly machine to align light-emitting elements with accommodating spaces of the lamp housings, respectively; actuating the holder to move vertically toward the lamp housing carrier by using the assembly machine to move the light-emitting elements into the accommodating spaces to be bonded to the lamp housings, respectively; removing a first wire and a second wire together with the light-emitting elements from the holder by the assembly machine; passing the first wire and the second wire through lamp housing through holes of the lamp housings by using the assembly machine; and taking out the light string from the lamp housing carrier by using the assembly machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: COSMO LIGHTING INC.
    Inventor: Nai-Chen Tsai
  • Patent number: 10597771
    Abstract: A rare earth thin-film magnet of a Nd—Fe—B film deposited on a Si substrate, wherein, when the film thickness of the rare earth thin film is 70 ?m or less, the Nd content satisfies the conditional expression of 0.15?Nd/(Nd+Fe)?0.25 in terms of an atomic ratio; when the film thickness of the rare earth thin film is 70 ?m to 115 ?m (but excluding 70 ?m), the Nd content satisfies the conditional expression of 0.18?Nd/(Nd+Fe)?0.25 in terms of an atomic ratio; and when the film thickness of the rare earth thin film is 115 ?m to 160 ?m (but excluding 115 ?m), the Nd content satisfies the conditional expression of 0.20?Nd/(Nd+Fe)?0.25 in terms of an atomic ratio. An object of the present invention is to provide a rare earth thin-film magnet having a maximum film thickness of 160 ?m and which is free from film separation and substrate fracture, and a method of producing such a rare earth thin-film magnet by which the thin film can be stably deposited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Nakano, Hirotoshi Fukunaga, Takeshi Yanai, Hironobu Sawatari
  • Patent number: 10574039
    Abstract: A peeling apparatus 1 includes a first peeling die and a second peeling die respectively including a pair of cutting blades 251 that peels the insulating film by being moved in a direction perpendicular to an axial direction of the conductive wire material 2 to cut the insulating film, and a support die 253 that supports a side surface of the conductive wire material 2 from a downstream side in a moving direction of the cutting blades 251 at the time of cutting by the cutting blades 251, the support die 253 of the first peeling die including a convex portion 2533 protruding toward the conductive wire material 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD, SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Shigematsu, Masafumi Saito, Keita Miyashita, Ryuzo Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Miyajima, Akio Komamura
  • Patent number: 10549179
    Abstract: The subject disclosure provides for obtaining marker data representing marker movement with reduced displacement from game rig joint centers using a motion capture compression suit deployed and form-fitted onto target participants in order to reduce excess marker movement during a motion capture shooting cycle. The motion capture suit includes a first layer having a first type of material with seams defining one or more predetermined regions on the first layer. In some aspects, the first layer applies an amount of compression onto a surface of a subject when the motion capture suit is worn by the subject. The motion capture suit includes a second layer having a second type of material for non-permanent fastening of one or more marker elements on a surface of the second layer. In some aspects, the second layer is arranged on the first layer within the one or more predetermined regions of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventor: Megan Jeanne Moreau
  • Patent number: 10545621
    Abstract: A mass produced electrically conductive device with sufficiently high yield, even when forming a conductive layer pattern having an extremely small thickness/minimum area using a minimum amount of silver paste. The identifier-providing device has a conductive layer pattern formed on a rear surface of a base material as an insulator. The silver paste forming the conductive layer pattern contains only silver flakes, as silver particles, that have a particle size in a range of 3.0 to 5.0 ?m and that has a thickness of 100 nm at a largest thickness portion, while having a thickness of 50 nm at a smallest thickness portion. The conductive layer pattern is formed to have a film thickness of 10 ?m or less by laminating the silver flakes in the thickness direction. The silver flakes forming the conductive layer are in a fused state or an aggregating/cohering state at the smallest thickness portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Gocco Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Mori Masayuki, Kondo Takashi, Takagishi Susumu
  • Patent number: 10515758
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coil component includes the steps of disposing a dummy metal layer on a base; laminating a base insulating resin on the dummy metal layer; exposing the dummy metal layer by disposing an opening part in the base insulating resin; disposing a spiral wiring on the base insulating resin and disposing a sacrificial conductor on the dummy metal layer in the opening part of the base insulating resin; enlarging the sacrificial conductor by plating by energizing the dummy metal layer; covering the spiral wiring and the sacrificial conductor with an insulating resin; exposing the sacrificial conductor by disposing an opening part in the insulating resin; forming a hole part by removing the sacrificial conductor by etching from the opening part of the insulating resin; and constructing the inner magnetic path of a magnetic resin by filling the hole part with the magnetic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akinori Hamada, Kenji Nishiyama, Shinji Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10505172
    Abstract: A current collecting board includes a base board, a conductive board mounted on the base board, a number of conductive plates, and a number of security elements. The base board includes a first surface, a second surface, and a number of receiving protrusions extending upwardly from the first surface. The base board defines a number of first through holes, each receiving protrusion surrounds a first through hole. Each conductive plate defines a second through hole. The receiving protrusion includes a number of leading blocks and a number of clamping blocks; each conductive plate is received in a receiving protrusion and clamped between the leading blocks and the clamping blocks. One end of each security element is solder to and electrically connected to a conductive plate, the other end of each security element is soldered to the conductive board. A battery module using the current collecting board is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen Anding New Energy Technology Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoming Yu, Shirong Wu, Hao Xu, Haizhou Yan, Zhijian Cai
  • Patent number: 10480106
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to conductive textiles and methods of their production, as well as systems for electronically connecting devices through conductive textiles. An example textile comprises a first electrically conductive track; a second electrically conductive track; and at least one non-conductive portion. At least a portion of the first electrically conductive track overlaps or is in close proximity to at least a portion of the second electrically conductive track. At least said portions of the respective tracks are separated by an insulating material so that there is no electrical coupling between the first and second tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Andrzej Stanislaw Krajewski, Laurence Michael Staynes, Ilias Louis Kyratzis, Douglas James Dower, Peter Ralph Herwig
  • Patent number: 10481360
    Abstract: A telecommunications cable jacket insertion system operates to insert a telecommunication cable into a jacket after the jacket has been separately extruded. The system includes a jacket having structures for easily inserting a cable therein over a long distance in a field location. The system can further include a tool for facilitating the insertion of the cable into the jacket. Further, a cabling system includes a cable assembly that is disaggregated into a robust outer jacketing portion and a manageable fiber optic cable portion. For regions of a cable installation where a robust cable construction is desired, the manageable fiber optic cable portion is sheathed or otherwise contained within the robust outer jacketing portion. For regions of a cable installation where a robust cable construction is not needed, the manageable fiber optic cable portion extends beyond or outside of the robust outer jacketing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Eric Emmanuel Alston, Julian S. Mullaney, William Alan Carrico
  • Patent number: 10445637
    Abstract: An assembly and method of manufacture of a radio frequency identification (RFID) assembly having a passive RFID semiconductor chip and a two sided planar antenna and a spacer composed of an electrically non-conducting foam material that is configured for non-absorbing of a substantial amount of energy at the predetermined operating frequency, the spacer having a predetermined thickness and that is configured for non-absorbing of a substantial amount of radio frequency energy at the predetermined operating frequency wherein the RFID tag assembly is configured to receive at a first side of the two sided planar antenna a first portion of the radio frequency energy as direct energy and is configured to receive at a second side of the planar antenna a second portion of the radio frequency energy as indirect energy responsive to the absorbing by the absorbing material body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Innovative Timing Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Kurt S. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10406350
    Abstract: Described herein are microelectrode array devices, and methods of fabrication and use of the same, to provide highly localized and efficient electrical stimulation of a neurological target. The device includes multiple microelectrode elements arranged along an elongated probe shaft. The microelectrode elements are dimensioned and shaped so as to target individual neurons, groups of neurons, and neural tissue as may be located in an animal nervous system, such as deep within a human brain. Beneficially, the neurological probe can be used to facilitate location of the neurological target and remain implanted for long-term monitoring and/or stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
    Inventors: Andre Mercanzini, Philippe Renaud