Miscellaneous Systems Patents (Class 307/149)
  • Patent number: 11342096
    Abstract: A wiring member includes wires, a resin molded portion that covers the wires, and a bracket attachment that is attached to the resin molded portion. The resin molded portion includes a bracket attachment portion that is formed with at least one flat surface portion. The bracket includes a first attachment portion that is configured to be attached to an attachment location, and a second attachment portion that is connected to the first attachment portion and is crimped to the bracket attachment portion while being in surface contact with at least one of the at least one flat surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironobu Yamamoto, Moriyuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11316378
    Abstract: Wireless power transfer systems, disclosed, include a wireless power transmission system and a wireless power receiver system. The wireless power transmission system includes a transmitter antenna configured to couple with a receiver antenna to transmit alternating current (AC) wireless signals to the receiver antenna. Antenna coupling may be inductive and may operate in conformance to a wireless power and data transfer protocol. A transmission controller drives the transmitter antenna at an operating frequency, and either the wireless power transmission system or the wireless power receiver system may damp the wireless power transmission to create a data signal containing a serial asynchronous data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Melone, Michael Katz
  • Patent number: 11277031
    Abstract: A wireless transmission system includes a transmitter antenna, a sensor, a demodulation circuit, and a transmitter controller. The sensor is configured to detect electrical information superimposed on an AC wireless signal. The demodulation circuit is configured to receive the electrical information from the at least one sensor, apply automatic bias control and gain control to generate modified electrical information, detect a change in the modified electrical information and determine if the change in the modified electrical information meets or exceeds one of a rise threshold or a fall threshold. If the change exceeds one of the rise threshold or the fall threshold, an alert is generated. Alerts are decoded into the electrical information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Peralta, Anna Oleksiewicz, Michael Katz, Md. Nazmul Alam
  • Patent number: 11277035
    Abstract: A wireless transmission system includes a transmitter antenna, a sensor, a demodulation circuit, and a transmitter controller. The sensor is configured to detect electrical information associated with AC wireless signals, the electrical information including, at least, a voltage of the AC wireless signals. The demodulation circuit is configured to receive the electrical information from the at least one sensor, detect a change in the electrical information, determine if the change in the electrical information meets or exceeds one of a rise threshold or a fall threshold, if the change exceeds one of the rise threshold or the fall threshold, generate an alert, and output a plurality of data alerts. The transmitter controller is configured to receive the plurality of data alerts from the demodulation circuit and decode the plurality of data alerts into the wireless data signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Kasireddy, Alberto Peralta, Michael Katz, Md. Nazmul Alam
  • Patent number: 11277033
    Abstract: Wireless power transfer systems, disclosed, include a wireless power transmission system and a wireless power receiver system. The wireless power transmission system includes a transmitter antenna configured to couple with a receiver antenna to transmit alternating current (AC) wireless signals to the receiver antenna. Antenna coupling may be inductive and may operate in conformance to a wireless power and data transfer protocol. A transmission controller drives the transmitter antenna at an operating frequency, and either the wireless power transmission system or the wireless power receiver system may damp the wireless power transmission to create a data signal containing a serial asynchronous data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Melone, Michael Katz
  • Patent number: 11277034
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission system includes a transmitter antenna, an amplifier, and a transmitter controller. The transmitter antenna is configured to transmit wireless power signals and wireless data signals. The amplifier is configured to receive a driving signal at a gate of the at least one transistor and invert a direct power (DC) input power signal to generate the AC wireless signal at the operating frequency. The transmitter controller is configured to configure the driving signal based, at least, on an operating frequency and an initial beaconing process, the initial beaconing process for determining presence of a wireless receiver system at a coupling between the transmitter antenna and a receiver antenna of the wireless receiver system, determine amplifier voltage instructions for the amplifier based on the initial beaconing process, and drive the amplifier by providing the driving signal and the amplifier voltage instructions to the amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Peralta, Michael Katz
  • Patent number: 11251835
    Abstract: A technique for performing power level control of one or more beams transmitted by a wireless transmission device to a wireless reception device is disclosed. A method implementation of the technique is performed by the wireless transmission device and comprises transmitting (S202) each of the one or more beams at a default power level of the respective beam, detecting (S204) an obstacle entering the one or more beams based on a change in an electromagnetic environment associated with the one or more beams, the obstacle, once entered, at least partially blocking the one or more beams with respect to the wireless reception device, and decreasing (S206), for each of the one or more beams, an output power of the respective beam from the default power level of the respective beam to a predetermined threshold power level of the respective beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Hugo Tullberg, Göran N. Klang, Miguel Lopez, Imadur Rahman, Thomas Unshelm
  • Patent number: 11235673
    Abstract: A novel automobile charger which comprise a battery, wherein a positive pole of the battery is connected with a first end of a DC to DC module, a first end of a battery voltage detection module and a first end of a load module simultaneously, while a negative pole of the battery is connected with a second end of the DC to DC module, a first end of a microcontroller, a first end of an automobile start control module and a second end of the battery voltage detection module simultaneously. A third end of the DC to DC module is connected with a second end of the microcontroller, the three second ends of which are connected with a third end of the battery voltage detection module, a second end of the automobile start control module and a first end of the load detection module respectively. A second end of the load detection module is connected with a third end of the automobile start control module and a second end of the load module simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: PILOT INC.
    Inventors: Calvin Shiening Wang, Chung-Hsin Wang
  • Patent number: 11239703
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission system includes a transmitter antenna, an amplifier, and a transmitter controller. The transmitter antenna is configured to transmit wireless power signals and wireless data signals. The amplifier is configured to receive a driving signal at a gate of the at least one transistor and invert a direct power (DC) input power signal to generate the AC wireless signal at the operating frequency. The transmitter controller is configured to configure the driving signal based, at least, on an operating frequency and an initial beaconing process, the initial beaconing process for determining presence of a wireless receiver system at a coupling between the transmitter antenna and a receiver antenna of the wireless receiver system, determine amplifier voltage instructions for the amplifier based on the initial beaconing process, and drive the amplifier by providing the driving signal and the amplifier voltage instructions to the amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Peralta, Michael Katz
  • Patent number: 11233426
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission apparatus according to various embodiments may comprise a plurality of patch antennas, a communication circuit, and a processor. The processor can be configured to perform a control to form an RF wave of a first beam width via the plurality of patch antennas, receive, from an electronic apparatus, via the communication circuit, sensing data for at least one of a movement of the electronic apparatus or an orientation of the electronic apparatus, and adjust a beam width of the RF wave formed by the plurality of patch antennas from the first beam width to a second beam width at least on the basis of the received sensing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Ku Yeo, Sung Bum Park, Young Ho Ryu, Chong Min Lee
  • Patent number: 11233428
    Abstract: A wireless transmission system includes a transmitter antenna, a sensor, a demodulation circuit, and a transmitter controller. The sensor is configured to detect electrical information associated with AC wireless signals, the electrical information including, at least, a voltage of the AC wireless signals. The demodulation circuit is configured to receive the electrical information from the at least one sensor, detect a change in the electrical information, determine if the change in the electrical information meets or exceeds one of a rise threshold or a fall threshold, if the change exceeds one of the rise threshold or the fall threshold, generate an alert, and output a plurality of data alerts. The transmitter controller is configured to receive the plurality of data alerts from the demodulation circuit and decode the plurality of data alerts into the wireless data signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Kasireddy, Alberto Peralta, Michael Katz, Md. Nazmul Alam
  • Patent number: 11233427
    Abstract: Wireless power transfer systems, disclosed, include a wireless power transmission system and a wireless power receiver system. The wireless power transmission system includes a transmitter antenna configured to couple with a receiver antenna to transmit alternating current (AC) wireless signals to the receiver antenna. Antenna coupling may be inductive and may operate in conformance to a wireless power and data transfer protocol. A transmission controller drives the transmitter antenna at an operating frequency, and either the wireless power transmission system or the wireless power receiver system may damp the wireless power transmission to create a data signal containing a serial asynchronous data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Melone, Michael Katz
  • Patent number: 11233424
    Abstract: A wireless transmission system includes a transmitter antenna, a sensor, a demodulation circuit, and a transmitter controller. The sensor is configured to detect electrical information superimposed on an AC wireless signal. The demodulation circuit is configured to receive the electrical information from the at least one sensor, apply automatic bias control and gain control to generate modified electrical information, detect a change in the modified electrical information and determine if the change in the modified electrical information meets or exceeds one of a rise threshold or a fall threshold. If the change exceeds one of the rise threshold or the fall threshold, an alert is generated. Alerts are decoded into the electrical information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Peralta, Anna Oleksiewicz, Michael Katz, Md. Nazmul Alam
  • Patent number: 11196293
    Abstract: Provided is a power supply system comprising: distributed energy resources (2) connected to a power line (L1) for feeding power from a commercial power system (10) to an important load (30); a switch (3) provided in the power line (L1) for opening and closing the power line (L1); an impedance element (4) connected in parallel to the switch (3) in the power line (L1); a voltage detection unit (5) for detecting a voltage on the commercial power system (10) side with respect to the switch (3); and a control unit (6) for releasing, when a voltage detected by the voltage detection unit (5) becomes equal to or lower than a set point, the switch (3) such that the distributed energy resources (2) and the commercial power system (10) are connected through the impedance element (4), and the distributed energy resources (2) continue operation including reverse power flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: NISSIN ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Uda, Yoshinori Kawasaki, Shoji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11196300
    Abstract: A power supply circuit supplies AC power to a power-transmitting coil. A power-transmitting coil unit includes the power-transmitting coil and transmits AC power to a power receiving device. The power-transmitting coil unit executes first power transmission and second power transmission in which AC power received by the power receiving device is less than the AC power in the first power transmission and executes the second power transmission before executing the first power transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro Ii
  • Patent number: 11165283
    Abstract: A power supply device includes: a plurality of resonant coils each having a resonant portion and a power transmission portion electrically connected to the resonant portion, the resonance portion receives electromagnetic waves of a different frequency, and converts electromagnetic waves of different frequencies into electric energy; and a power converting unit electrically connected to the power transmission portion to receive the electrical energy from the power transmission portion, and storing the electrical energy. A user uses the resonant coil to generate power by the resonance of the resonant coil with the electromagnetic waves in natural environment, and the power is stored in the power converting unit. The electric power converting unit does not need to store electricity through the power source, and only needs to use the electromagnetic waves in the environment to generate electrical energy, which facilitates the user to store electricity in the power converting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Chih-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 11163018
    Abstract: Disclosed are a non-to-the-home type device and method for detecting electric meter misconnection based on the PLC communication technology and using multiple frequencies. The detection device includes a master detection device and a slave detection device. The master detection device acquires address information of different electric meters at the outlet terminals of the electric meters by using RS485 communication. The modulation circuit modulates the communication address information of different electric meters into high-frequency carrier signals of different frequencies, and sends the high-frequency carrier signals to user sides by using the PLC communication technology. A line trap is provided between the modulation circuit and the electric meters. The slave detection device has a high-frequency carrier signal detection antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: STATE GRID HUBEI ELECTRIC POWER CO., LTD. MEASUREMENT CENTER
    Inventors: Wei Wei, Li Ding, Fan Li, Dengping Tang, Xuxiang Wang, He Yu, Jun Li, Shuibin Xia, Xin Zheng, Li Li, Lihua Yang, Juan Qiu
  • Patent number: 11158430
    Abstract: A molten metal fuel to plasma to electricity power source and an element of a communication network that provides at least one of electrical and thermal power and a portal for transmission of information comprising (i) at least one reaction cell for the catalysis of atomic hydrogen to form hydrinos, (ii) a chemical fuel mixture comprising at least two components chosen from: a source of H2O catalyst or H2O catalyst; a source of atomic hydrogen or atomic hydrogen; reactants to form the source of H2O catalyst or H2O catalyst and a source of atomic hydrogen or atomic hydrogen; and a molten metal to cause the fuel to be highly conductive, (iii) a fuel injection system comprising an electromagnetic pump, (iv) at least one set of electrodes that confine the fuel and an electrical power source that provides repetitive short bursts of low-voltage, high-current electrical energy to initiate rapid kinetics of the hydrino reaction and an energy gain due to forming hydrinos to form a brilliant-light emitting plasma, (v)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Brilliant Light Power, Inc.
    Inventor: Randell L. Mills
  • Patent number: 11146070
    Abstract: Proposed is to provide a power supply device with a programmable controller, and to deactivate or to throttle power outputs according to the programmable priorities thereof when the power from regenerative energy sources and from electrical energy stores of the power supply device is not sufficient to operate all the connected power loads. Conventional power sources can be connected when the electrical energy stores are discharged below a minimum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Olmatic GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Olma, Patrick Olma, Christian Olma
  • Patent number: 11120923
    Abstract: A wiring member is provided with a plurality of electrical wires, a first resin molded part, and a second resin molded part. In the plurality of electrical wires, a first bundled wire part branches into a first branched wire part and a second bundled wire part at a first branch position, and the second bundled wire part branches into a second branched wire part and a third branched wire part at a second branch position. The first resin molded part covers the electrical wires at the first branch position, and maintains an extension direction of the first branched wire part. The second resin molded part is formed separately to the first resin molded part, covers the electrical wires at the second branch position, and maintains extension directions of the second branched wire part and the third branched wire part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyungwoo Kim, Toshinari Kobayashi, Hironobu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11112360
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing non-destructive sensing of a cell or tissue, in vivo or in culture, are provided. The disclosed systems and methods include fabricating and powering one or more implantable integrated circuit (IC) chips that include a network of Photovoltaic (PV) cells for energy harvesting from an optical energy source, an optical modulator integrating Quantum Dot capacitors (QD-caps) for optical data transfer using fluorescence modulation, and sensing circuitry. The IC chip disclosed herein can measure a thickness of around 10 ?m, allowing injection into small cells and diffusion through tissue, it is powered and imaged under a microscope and communicates using fluorescence modulation imaged under a microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Kenneth Shepard, Girish Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 11104236
    Abstract: A novel automobile charger which comprise a direct current voltage, wherein a positive pole of the direct current voltage is connected with one end or lead of a DC to DC module, one end of a battery voltage detection module and one end of a load module simultaneously, while a negative pole of the battery is connected with the other end of the DC to DC module, one end of a microcontroller, one end of the automobile start control module and the other end of the battery voltage detection module simultaneously. A third end of the DC to DC module is connected with the other end of the microcontroller, the other three ends of which are connected with the third end of the battery voltage detection module, the other end of the automobile start control module and one end of the load detection module respectively. The other end of the load detection module is connected with the third end of the automobile start control module and the other end of the load module simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: PILOT INC.
    Inventors: Calvin Shiening Wang, Chung-Hsin Wang
  • Patent number: 11108243
    Abstract: A switching AC/DC power supply system with a 10 MHz time base includes a master and at least one slave, each of which has a time base generator, and the time base generators can provide a time base of 10 MHz. Wherein the slave has a selector switch, and when the master is coupled to the slave, the slave can obtain the time base from the time base generator of the master through the selector switch, thereby enabling the time base of the slave is fully synchronized with the master and improving the power output quality of the switching AC/DC power supply system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HONG LIU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mu-Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 11094993
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a housing structured to retain an aerosol precursor composition, a heating element configured to convert electricity to heat and thereby vaporize components of the aerosol precursor composition, a power source including one or more batteries or battery cells coupled to and configured to power a load including the heating element, and charge circuitry coupled to and configured to controllably charge the power source. The charge circuitry includes an electrical connector configured to connect the charge circuitry to a power supply from which the power source is chargeable, and a buck-boost charge controller coupled to and between the power source and power supply. The buck-boost charge controller is configured to regulate output voltage and output current from the power supply to the power source, selectively in one of a plurality of modes based on a condition of the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Rajesh Sur
  • Patent number: 11075528
    Abstract: A server for a charge-discharge system includes a controller. The controller is configured to communicate with a plurality of registered vehicles each equipped with a chargeable-dischargeable battery. The controller is configured to acquire information on a scheduled start time of a next travel of each of the registered vehicles. The controller is configured to acquire electric power information. The controller is configured to determine, based on the scheduled travel start time and the electric power information, a target vehicle of which the battery is to be charged or discharged from among the registered vehicles that are at least parked. The controller is configured to send to the target vehicle either a charge command that orders the battery of the target vehicle to be charged or a discharge command that orders the battery of the target vehicle to be discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hironobu Kitaoka, Jun Koreishi, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Daisuke Takanohashi
  • Patent number: 11027133
    Abstract: A receiver module of an autonomous implanted capsule receives a human body communication, HBC, signal sensed by an electrode in contact with body tissues or fluids of a patient. The signal is a pulse-modulated, baseband PPM pulse signal. The receiver module comprises a non-linear LNA amplifier stage comprising a pair of complementary transistors arranged as a voltage inverter circuit with an input coupled to the modulated-input-signal collecting electrode. The amplifier stage input is polarized to an intermediate operating point voltage between a supply voltage of the complementary transistor pair and a ground voltage. The amplifier stage has a gain of at least 40 dB, a gain-bandwidth product of at least 20 MHz, and a consumption lower than or equal to 100 nW.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CAIRDAC
    Inventors: Alaa Makdissi, An Nguyen-Dinh
  • Patent number: 11005545
    Abstract: Included are n antenna sets; n antenna switch units; n signal change units each changing a combination of one or more of a phase, a timing, a frequency, and a power of each signal transmitted/received in n antennas being selected from the antenna sets; a notification unit outputting a notification signal, in which control information on the antenna switch units and the signal change units according to a target terminal being a destination/source of the signals transmitted/received in the n antennas, are arranged according to a switch time of each of the antenna switch units and a change time of each of the signal change units; and a control unit sequentially starting control of switching by each of the antenna switch units and control of changing by each of the signal change units in order in which the control information on the each unit in the notification signal is notified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoki Murakami, Koichi Ishihara, Yasushi Takatori, Hirantha Abeysekera, Mamoru Akimoto, Masato Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 10998749
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a directional antenna, and at least one processor configured to, based on a signal to request charging of a battery of an external apparatus being received from the external apparatus through the directional antenna, identify a location of the external apparatus based on intensity of the signal and a direction in which the signal is received, and control the directional antenna to transmit a radio frequency (RF) signal to charge battery of the external apparatus toward the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Muhammad Mahbubur Rahman, Mohammad Anwarul Hoque, S. M. Rezaul Haque
  • Patent number: 10992176
    Abstract: A power harvesting system is provided for harvesting power from a current carrying conductor for powering a load. The power harvesting system includes an energy conversion module at least partially disposable on the current carrying conductor, and an impedance regulation module coupled to the energy conversion module. The energy conversion module couples an induced voltage proportional to a line current flowing in the current carrying conductor, for powering the load. The impedance regulation module dynamically regulates impedance in the power harvesting system for controlling transfer of the power harvested using the induced voltage and the line current, to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Siraj Issani, Anand Venkatramani
  • Patent number: 10969807
    Abstract: A T-junction circuit comprises a first connector, a second connector, a third connector, at least one data bus, a power bus, and power conditioning circuitry. The at least one data bus is communicatively coupled to the first, second, and third connector. The power bus electrically coupled to the first, second, and third connector, the power bus configured to provide power from the first connector. The power conditioning circuitry is electrically coupled between a node of the power bus and the third connector, the node of the power bus located between the first, second, and third connectors, the power conditioning circuitry configured to condition the power provided by the power bus from the first connector before providing it to the third connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Product, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Gang, Benjamin D. McBride
  • Patent number: 10948270
    Abstract: It is proposed to make a threat better visible for a defensive measure. In this context, the threat (2) should be imaged more intensely for the defensive measure. For the purposes of more effective imaging, provision is made for the threat to emit a stronger IR signature and thus be able to stand out sufficiently against the background for the defensive measure. The stronger IR signature is caused by heating a surface of the threat, which is realized by a laser weapons system. The defensive measure can better detect this heating and has an IR seeker head to this end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Jung, Alexander Graf
  • Patent number: 10938244
    Abstract: A first power transfer circuit in a first power transfer apparatus and a second power transfer circuit in a second power transfer apparatus are configured to be electrically symmetrical to each other. In transfer of electric power from one of the first and second power transfer apparatuses to the other of the first and second power transfer apparatuses, a controller drives a first switching circuit and a second switching circuit using a parallel resonant frequency of a complex resonant circuit as a reference frequency of an operating frequency. The controller changes the operating frequency to a frequency higher than the reference frequency or a frequency lower than the reference frequency if a duty ratio is maximized when transmitted electric power is lower than target electric power, which is a control target value, during the driving at the reference frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Kawanami, Keiichi Ichikawa, Tsuyoshi Suesada
  • Patent number: 10939531
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an intelligent lighting control system for temporarily opening a circuit in the system. The lighting control system includes a light switch module including a switch control circuit. The switch control circuit includes a processor configured to modulate the flow of electrical energy to the lighting circuit via a dimmer circuit to produce a plurality of lighting scenes by varying the illumination of the light bulb. The processor is, in response to receipt of a control command to discontinue illumination of the light bulb, configured to cause, for a first pre-specified period of time, the amperage of the current flowing from an alternating current power supply to the power circuit to be reduced, and open, for the first pre-specified period of time, the electrical connection between the switch control circuit and an electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Racepoint Energy, LLC
    Inventor: Erik Allen Charlton
  • Patent number: 10910855
    Abstract: A wearable multifunction power bank includes a flexible belt, a rechargeable power source contained within the flexible belt, and one or more electrical modules attached to the belt. The wearable power bank may also include a communications circuit configured to communicate with the one or more electrical modules or other external devices. The one or more electrical modules may be removably attached and modular. The rechargeable power source may be recharged from power generated through the user's motion, such as power generated from the user's walking steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Seyed Mehdi Doorandish
  • Patent number: 10879735
    Abstract: Solid-state energy harvesters comprising layers of metal suboxides and cerium dioxide utilizing a solid-state electrolyte to produce power and methods of making and using the same are provided. The solid-state energy harvester may have two or three electrodes per cell and produces power in the presence of water vapor and oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: OMEGA ENERGY SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Lee Horovitz, Robert B. Dopp, Greyson Williams
  • Patent number: 10833517
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides charging devices for vehicles, vehicles including the same, and methods of controlling the vehicles. In one form of the present disclosure, a remote control device includes a charging device for a vehicle, the charging device includes a plurality of chargers installed in the vehicle, a communication device provided in each charger of the plurality of chargers and configured to receive information regarding a charging capacity of an electronic device connected to the plurality of chargers from the electronic device and a controller configured to determine charging capacities allocated to the plurality of chargers based on the information regarding the charging capacity of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Se Min Oh
  • Patent number: 10826330
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a complementary metal oxide semiconductor wireless power receiver may include a receiver chip with an inductor, a configurable capacitance, and a rectifier. The method may include receiving an RF signal utilizing the inductor, extracting a clock signal from the received RF signal, generating a DC voltage utilizing a rectifier circuit, sampling the DC voltage, and adjusting the configurable capacitance based on the sampled DC voltage. The rectifier circuit may include CMOS transistors and T-gate switches for coupling to the inductor. The T-gate switches may be controlled by the generated DC voltage. A signed based gradient-descent algorithm may be utilized to maximize the DC voltage. The DC voltage may be sampled utilizing a comparator powered by the DC voltage, which may adaptively configure the capacitance. The inductor may be shielded utilizing a floating shield. The DC voltage may be increased utilizing a voltage-boosting rectifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Meysam Zargham, Glenn Gulak
  • Patent number: 10826319
    Abstract: The innovation disclosed and claimed herein, in at least one aspect thereof, comprises continuously charging a cell phone while the user utilizes the cellular phone for ordinary activities (e.g. posting to social media sites, texting, talking, etc.). The signals from routine cellular phone operations will send signals to a photocoupler or other dedicated sensor. The dedicated sensor will output current to drive a magnet mechanism which will in turn drive a fan that generates current to charge to a super/ultra-capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Tiarra Barton
  • Patent number: 10827628
    Abstract: An assembly for connecting a flat body to a voltage supply is presented. The assembly includes a ribbon cable, a control unit, and a connection element. A voltage supply supplies an electric voltage to the control unit. The flat body includes an electrically conductive structure, and a switching surface for generating a control signal that is received by the control unit. According to one aspect, the control unit is embedded in an insulating material between the flat body and the connection element. Also presented is a flat body with such an assembly, as well as a method for producing such an assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Patrick Weber
  • Patent number: 10819159
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of wireless power transfer to at least one wireless station connected to a network from an energy signal transfer apparatus operating in the same frequency band as a wireless local area network (WLAN). The method includes: receiving an energy transfer request from a first wireless station connected to the network; calculating the direction of energy signal transfer in response to the energy transfer request; and sending an energy signal to the first wireless station in the calculated direction of energy signal transfer for the duration of energy transfer. The energy signal transfer apparatus allows for power transfer without causing interference with data transmission on a channel where data transmission occurs, by transferring energy only in the direction of stations requesting energy transfer by beamforming technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Tae-Jin Lee, Young Il Cho, Ji Hyoung Ahn
  • Patent number: 10790687
    Abstract: The present invention provides a power supply controlling module, which is suitable for a power supply controlling device. The power supply controlling device comprises a power source and a plurality of connecting ports. The power supply controlling module comprises a plurality of control units and a resistance. Each of the control units respectively connects with each of the connecting ports. The control units comprise a first control unit and at least one second control unit. The resistance electrically connects with the control units. The first control unit comprises a detecting circuit and a first control circuit, which respectively connects with the resistance. Each of the at least one second control unit comprises a second control circuit, which respectively connects with the resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: GENESYS LOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Wei-te Lee, Chien-kang Cheng
  • Patent number: 10784815
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module remote-access module switch and real-time temperature monitoring system is provided. In one embodiment, a remote-access module switch and monitoring circuit capable of communicating with a remote receiver and having a pair of output electrical leads, and a pair of input electrical leads connected to a pair of electrical power leads of a solar photovoltaic module is provided, and which further includes a series switch, a module voltage measurement circuit, a module current measurement circuit, a temperature sensor, and a communication circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sigmagen, Inc.
    Inventor: Mehrdad M. Moslehi
  • Patent number: 10769329
    Abstract: A retention model includes a sequential block including two flip-flop/latch elements and a signal routing circuit having a network of alternative signal paths controlled by path control signals, which are generated by a retention controller block. The signal routing circuit enters a default operating mode when the signal path control signals are de-asserted, whereby the retention model implements a standard flip-flop/latch functionality in response to generic UPF signals applied to the model's generic input nodes, thereby facilitating RTL simulation of the retention model using a Verilog original always command. A selected retention strategy is implemented by modifying a retention controller block to assert a selected combination of path control signals, whereby the retention model may be implemented during UPF simulation using a map_retention_cell command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Harsh Chilwal, Stephen T. Scherr, Todd M. Buzan
  • Patent number: 10673351
    Abstract: A rectifying circuit includes, in part, first and second NMOS transistors, an impedance matching network, and an RF block circuit. The source and gate terminals of the first NMOS transistor respectively receive the ground potential and a biasing voltage. The second NMOS transistor has a gate terminal coupled to the drain terminal of the first NMOS transistor, a drain terminal coupled to the gate terminal of the first NMOS transistor, and a source terminal receiving the ground potential. The impedance matching network is disposed between the antenna and the drain terminals of the first and second NMOS transistors. The RF block circuit is coupled between the drain terminals of the first and second NMOS transistors and the output terminal of the rectifying circuit. The RF block circuit is adapted to prevent the RF signal from flowing into the output terminal of the rectifying circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Seyed Ali Hajimiri, Behrooz Abiri, Florian Bohn
  • Patent number: 10666092
    Abstract: A solar power transmission system having a solar-microwave fabric for absorbing sunlight, transforming the sunlight into electrical energy, amplifying a received signal using the electrical energy, and transmitting the amplified signal to a rectenna beacon. Embodiments according to the present invention include a system for space-based solar power transmission having a solar power collection balloon in geostationary orbit around Earth, which allows for continuous, feasible, and efficient collection of solar power in space that can be packaged into a condensed canister for launch and deployed without manual or machine assembly once in orbit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: David C. Hyland, Haithem A. Altwaijry
  • Patent number: 10658881
    Abstract: First, a power receiving apparatus RX is detected (S100). Subsequently, a pre digital ping is sent according to a first method (S112). Upon reception of an unique signal defined for the first method from the power receiving apparatus RX (YES in S114), tentative judgment is made that the power receiving apparatus RX supports the first method, and the flow transits to a final judgment operation (S120). When such an unique signal has not been received (NO in S114), tentative judgment is made that the power receiving apparatus RX supports a second method, and the flow transits to a final judgment operation (S130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sayako Hamaguchi, Xun He, Naoki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10637302
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission device and a method for controlling the same are provided. The method includes receiving a charging request from an external apparatus using radio communication, determining a direction in which the external apparatus is positioned, determining a distance between the wireless power transmission device and the external apparatus, and transmitting an ultrasonic signal to the external apparatus based on the direction in which the external apparatus is positioned and the distance between the wireless power transmission device and the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mohammad Anwarul Hoque, Mahbubur Rahman, Mohammad Tawhidul Islam Chowdhury, Kazy Fayeen Shariar, Sardar Muhammad Monzurur Rahman
  • Patent number: 10587061
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical junction box with a novel structure with which the occurrence of solder cracks can be advantageously avoided, while also achieving a reduction in manufacturing costs. In an electrical junction box including an terminal-equipped printed circuit board in which an intermediate section of a board terminal in the length direction is press-fitted into and held by a resin block, and a lead portion of the board terminal is connected to a conductive path of a printed circuit board by soldering, the resin block is formed of a flat-shaped printed circuit board base material, and is arranged on the printed circuit board with a gap therebetween, and the resin block is supported in a fixed position on the printed circuit board by a block-receiving portion that is separate from the resin block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideo Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10566828
    Abstract: An adapter, a charging control method and a charging system are provided. The adapter includes: a power converter, configured to convert input alternating current to obtain an output voltage and an output current of the adapter, the output current of the adapter being a current with a first pulsating waveform; a sampling and holding unit, coupled to the power converter, and configured to sample the current with the first pulsating waveform in a sampling state, and to hold a peak value of the current in a holding state; a current sampling controller, coupled to the sampling and holding unit, and configured to determine whether the sampling and holding unit is in the holding state, and to sample the peak value of the current with the first pulsating waveform held by the sampling and holding unit when the sampling and holding unit is in the holding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Tian, Jialiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10523005
    Abstract: According to a first aspect there is provided a method of controlling transfer of electrical power, said method comprising: in response to formation of an electrical power transfer connection between an electrical power supply network and an electrical device, controlling electrical power transfer through said connection according to the contents, presence or absence of a message received over the connection from said device comprising one or more credentials. According to a second aspect there is provided a method of obtaining electrical power from and/or providing electrical power to an electrical power supply network, said method comprising an electrical device: forming an electrical power transfer connection with said electrical power supply network; and in response thereto, transmitting a power transfer request over said connection, said request comprising one or more credentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Lukas Ekselius, Fikret Ates, Sebastien Pochic