Power Packs Patents (Class 307/150)
  • Patent number: 11365879
    Abstract: A camera can have a mounting socket configured to connect to a photodetector switch port of a streetlight for mechanically supporting a housing, a power supply receiving power from the port and an optical image sensor and lens arrangement mounted in the camera housing. A camera can have an optical image sensor and lens arrangement, a memory unit to store optical image data and a microcontroller unit to process optical image data. The camera can use a wireless network communications interface to communicate the optical image data by forming a network among similar wireless network communications interfaces from neighboring streetlight cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Normand Leblanc, Dany Lapointe
  • Patent number: 11344127
    Abstract: A cushion for an ice chest with integrated solar panels designed to be used as an auxiliary power source. The cushion includes a first solar module, a second solar module, a cushion par, and an attachment mechanism. The first solar module and the second solar module each include a structural panel and a plurality of solar cells. The solar cells are distributed about a first surface of the structural panel. The first solar module and the second solar module are laterally and hingedly attached to each other to allow for a closed and open configuration. The cushion pad is adjacently connected to the structural panel of the second solar module, opposite the solar cells of the second solar module, to act as a seat. The attachment mechanism is adjacently mounted to the structural panel of the first solar module for attachment to a lid of the ice chest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Rocky Lee Rawls
  • Patent number: 11282834
    Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor device which is a facedown mounting, chip-size-package-type semiconductor device and includes: a transistor element including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a control electrode which controls a conduction state between the first electrode and the second electrode; a plurality of first resistor elements each including a first electrode and a second electrode, the first electrodes of the first resistor elements being electrically connected to the second electrode of the transistor element; one or more external resistance terminals to which the second electrodes of the plurality of first resistor elements are physically connected; a first external terminal electrically connected to the first electrode of the transistor element; and an external control terminal electrically connected to the control electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: NUVOTON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION JAPAN
    Inventors: Kazuma Yoshida, Ryosuke Okawa, Tsubasa Inoue
  • Patent number: 11115733
    Abstract: The invention relates to a master distributor strip for distributing electrical energy for equipment and/or server cabinets, comprising a plurality of connection means that are provided on a face of the master distributor strip, and to which electrical loads can be connected for the purpose of energy supply. Furthermore, sensors for determining data at least relating to the status of the master distributor strip and/or of the plurality of connection means are provided. The invention is characterized in that a communications module is provided, which module is configured to retrieve and/or receive the data of the sensors, and to communicate with at least one sensor and/or actuator that is remote from the master distributor strip, by means of a communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: VERTIV INTEGRATED SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Hofbauer, Arthur Huber, Josef Feigl
  • Patent number: 11070077
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a vehicle telematics device is disclosed with a hibernate control circuit. The hibernate control circuit can selective switch battery power on and off to hibernatable circuits. The hibernate control circuit can be responsive to external main power availability, battery charge condition, and a periodic low frequency clock in the generation of a battery switch enable signal. A power supply switch can be selectively controlled by the battery switch enable signal to switch battery power on and off to the hibernatable circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CALAMP CORP.
    Inventors: Russell Cook, Justin Flor
  • Patent number: 11054850
    Abstract: A Solar Suitcase is described which is a self-contained solar electric power system, capable of powering lights, cell phones, and other basic electronics for medical clinics lacking access to electricity. The system includes a solar panel (for mounting on the clinic's roof), medical-grade lights, and a suitcase which contains the controlling electronics and energy storage battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: We Care Solar
    Inventors: Brent Moellenberg, Rex Lu, Hal Robin Aronson
  • Patent number: 11050276
    Abstract: A wireless charging device includes a base, a charging board and an adjusting module. The charging board is movable relative to the base. The electronic device is supported by the charging board and the base collaboratively. The charging board transmits the electric power to the electronic device in a wireless transmission manner. The adjusting module is connected with the base and the charging board. The charging board is movable relative to the base through the adjusting module. The adjusting module includes a shape-changing mechanism and a sliding mechanism. The shape-changing mechanism is installed on the base and connected with the charging board. As the shape-changing mechanism is swung relative to the base, an installation status of the charging board is changed. The sliding mechanism is disposed on the shape-changing mechanism. The charging board is slidable relative to the base through the sliding mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: Bo-An Chen
  • Patent number: 11042188
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide a computing device that provides a cable management system. As an example, the computing device includes a tray and a port disposed along an interior perimeter of the tray. As an example, a groove in the tray is to receive a cable that is connectable to the port at a first end of the cable, wherein the cable is to be routed through the groove and a second end of the cable is to emerge external to the computing device. As an example, a lid is to conceal the interior perimeter of the tray, wherein the lid is to secure a connection of the first end of the cable to the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kent E Biggs, Alexander Wayne Clark
  • Patent number: 11025063
    Abstract: In a method for operating an electrical energy storage system, which is connected to an electrical energy supply grid for providing a setpoint power and contains a plurality of storage units, which are electrically connected at a point of common coupling PCC and among which the setpoint power is distributed, the total efficiency of the energy storage system is matched to the setpoint power by adjusting individual power components to be provided by the storage units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Aggreko Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Clemens Triebel, Carsten Reincke-Collon, Udo Berninger, Tim Tröndle
  • Patent number: 10999098
    Abstract: A DC-powered device (200) configured to receive DC power from an external power sourcing equipment (202) and to exchange operational data with the power sourcing equipment, the DC-powered device comprising an interface unit (206) comprising at least one connection unit (208) configured to receive the DC power from the power sourcing equipment and to exchange operational data with the power sourcing equipment, a data processing unit (214) connected to the interface unit and configured to compare the exchanged operational data with prestored allowed operational template data and to generate and store, in a storage unit (216), log data pertaining to unallowed operational data, the unallowed operational data being any exchanged operational data that does not correspond to the prestored allowed operational template data, and an operational unit (218), configured to execute operational instructions pertaining to that exchanged operational data corresponding to the prestored allowed operational template data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Matthias Wendt
  • Patent number: 10999902
    Abstract: According to some embodiments a system may control connected modules within a lighting fixture. The system may comprise a power supply that includes a first input to receive AC power, a second input to receive a control signal, and an output to transmit DC power. A light emitting diode (LED) array may receive DC power from the power supply. A master control unit may receive DC power from the power supply. The master control unit may comprise a first control line to send a control signal to the power supply to control the LED array and a second control line to control one or more modules. The system may further comprises one or more connectors mounted to a circuit board where at least one of the one or more connectors is electrically coupled to the output of the power supply and the second control line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Gooee Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Johnson, Simon Coombes, Shmuel Silverman
  • Patent number: 10964480
    Abstract: A capacitor module is provided which includes a plurality of capacitors, a capacitor case, and a sealing resin with which the capacitor case is filled to seal the capacitors in the capacitor case. The capacitor case includes inward-facing portions of an outer wall thereof each of which bulges or protrudes between every adjacent two of the capacitors. As viewed in a height-wise direction perpendicular both to a direction in which the inward-facing portions protrude and to a direction in which two of the capacitors adjacent each other across one of the inward-facing portions are aligned, the intervening inward-facing portion traverses a line segment passing through centers of the two adjacent capacitors. This structure minimizes thermal interference between the capacitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Kanda, Daigo Hamajima
  • Patent number: 10958512
    Abstract: Network management systems and methods are provided. A system is provided that includes an event database that provides a mapping of multimodal sensor data to events of devices coupled to a network, such as operational or behavioral events. A network management engine obtains a set of multimodal sensor data relating to a device, which may include sensor measurement or output data relating to each of multiple device operation or behavior parameters. The engine determines, utilizing the mapping, a match of the set of multimodal sensor data to a specific event associated with the device. Based at least in part on the determined match, the engine causes generation or updating of event data associated with the specific event, the data being accessible by network management software of the network management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Soon-Shiong, John Wiacek
  • Patent number: 10910160
    Abstract: A capacitor module includes a plurality of rounded rectangular prism-shaped capacitor elements and a case housing the capacitor elements. The two capacitor elements are disposed in parallel in the case such that respective first side surfaces of the capacitor elements face each other. The case houses the capacitor elements such that second side surfaces of the capacitor elements face a case inner bottom surface of the case. The second side surface is adjoining the first side surface. The case includes at least one of a protrusion or a hole on the side of a case outer bottom surface of the case at an element boundary portion sandwiched between two rounded corners. The round corners are each provided at a boundary between the first side surface and the second side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Taisuke Warashina
  • Patent number: 10910681
    Abstract: A portable power system comprising: a set of battery cells; a power outlet; a control module programmable for receiving a first charge information from a first cell controller, receiving a second charge information from a second cell controller, ending a balancing instruction to the first cell controller to delivery power from a first battery cell to a second battery cell; monitoring the first charge information while the first battery cell is being charged from an external power source, determining if the first charge information is equal to or higher than a predetermined charge percentage, sending a cease charging instruction to a first cell controller when the first charge information is equal to or greater than a predetermined percentage; and, supplying power from an external power source to the charge set of battery cells and transferring power from the discharge set of battery cells to the external load contemporaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: RavenSafe, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Petrella
  • Patent number: 10903828
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to multi-phase voltage regulator power phase duty cycle control in computer add-in cards. A computer add-in card may include a card body, a first power connector disposed on the card body, a second power connector, one or more multi-phase voltage regulators coupled with one or more of the first power connector and the second power connector, and a processor coupled with the one or more multi-phase voltage regulators, where the processor is to generate one or more power control signals and one or more of the one or more multi-phase voltage regulators is to adjust a duty cycle of one or more power phases in response to the one or more power control signals. In some embodiments, the power control signals may be serial voltage identification signals or may be provided over an inter-integrated circuit bus. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Karen Navarro Castillo, Scott M. Rider
  • Patent number: 10897112
    Abstract: An AC power cord assembly comprises a cable and a control device, wherein the cable includes at least one first wire for transmitting AC voltages and at least one second wire for transmitting visible lights, wherein the control device includes at least one first LED for emitting visible lights to the at least one second wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: BKS TEC CORP.
    Inventors: Cheng Hsiang Chen, Shang Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 10881051
    Abstract: A fluid-cooled LED-based lighting fixture for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) to improve energy efficiency, recycle waste heat, and support the operation of environmental sensors in a controlled agricultural environment. In one example, a lighting fixture frame mechanically supports and houses respective components of the lighting fixture and includes a light spine to mechanically couple the lighting fixture to a support structure. One or more coolant pipes formed from copper and coupled to the lighting fixture frame conduct a fluid coolant through the lighting fixture to remove heat. The lighting fixture comprises one or more LED modules to emit light, and a multiple electrical power and communication ports to facilitate interconnection of the lighting fixture in a variety of controlled agricultural environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Agnetix, Inc.
    Inventors: Ihor Lys, Nicholas Maderas
  • Patent number: 10879712
    Abstract: An adapter device for coupling one or more batteries to a remote powered device is provided. The adapter device includes a housing that accommodates a portion of a locking mechanism and a power system. The locking mechanism couples the one or more batteries to the adapter device. The power system facilitates power transfer between the one or more batteries and the remote powered device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ravenswood Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Caleb Kissel, James Hansen
  • Patent number: 10873202
    Abstract: A power management system for dispensers is described. The system includes a controller connected to a lower power zero net voltage (ZNV) power source. A power rectification circuit (PRC) converts ZNV power to higher voltage direct current (HVDC) power. An energy storage system connected to the HVDC power source receives and stores HVDC power within the energy storage system which is selectively provided to a dispenser motor load connected to the energy storage system. The system provides an effective solution to the problem of transferring power from a low power battery source on a disposable product to a dispenser as well as providing a system that minimizes corrosion at the electrical interface between the disposable product and the dispenser particularly in higher humidity environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Smart Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Zosimadis, Paul Waterhouse
  • Patent number: 10847979
    Abstract: A charging and communication system includes a potential output terminal for supplying power to a to-be-charged device; a first controller for generating a first control signal; and a first potential switching module for switching a first potential and a second in response to the first control signal. At least one of the first potential and the second potential is a charging potential, so as to supply power to the to-be-charged device. The first potential and the second potential are not equal, so as to communicate information to the to-be-charged device. The complexity of the hardware circuit structure is reduced. The stability and reliability of the circuit structure is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ZHUHAI JIELI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shusheng Long, Guangjun Luo
  • Patent number: 10804699
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to monitoring or control of power production. A power production monitoring system may include a power production monitoring panel that is also configured to operate a premises control system. The power production monitoring system may include a gateway unit that receives signals from a power production source and sends signals to a power production monitoring panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex J. Dunn, Brendon A. Merkley, Tanguy Serra, James E. Nye, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10788171
    Abstract: A handheld light-emitting device having a housing and a radio module is described, the radio module being designed to receive information from at least one external interface and/or transmit it to at least one external interface. Provision is made that the radio module is disposed in the housing of the handheld light-emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Manuela Paetz, Anja Koenig, Thorsten Schaal
  • Patent number: 10784493
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field for charging an electrical appliance and provides a charger. The charger includes a base plate; and a first charge terminal and a control circuit disposed on the base plate. When the first charge terminal is connected with a charge plug, the first charge terminal switches from an extension position to a retraction position. The control circuit is configured to control the first charge terminal to be on-state when the first charge terminal is in the retraction position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junmin Sun
  • Patent number: 10779801
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to ultrasound apparatus with improved heat dissipation and methods for providing same. The ultrasound apparatus may have a housing that encloses a transducer array and at least one integrated circuit (IC) for driving the transducer array during operation. The housing may have an interior surface and an exterior surface, and the housing can be made substantially of metal. A post is disposed between the at least one IC and the interior surface of the housing. The post can be coupled directly to the interior surface of the housing so that heat generated from the at least one IC is transferred via the post to the housing and dissipated via the exterior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Clarius Mobile Health Corp.
    Inventors: Laurent Pelissier, Kwun-Keat Chan, Binda Zhang, Daniel Rahardja
  • Patent number: 10739805
    Abstract: A wireless load control system for controlling one or more electrical loads comprises a wireless control device (e.g., a gateway device) able to obtain a present time from a server via a network (e.g., the Internet), control the electrical loads according to a timeclock schedule, and disable the timeclock schedule if the present time is not able to be obtained from the server via the network. The wireless control device may also be able to obtain the present time from a digital message received from an external device (e.g., a smart phone or a tablet device) via the network. The wireless control device may be configured to receive a control signal indicating a power outage (e.g., from a battery backup device), and to operate in a low-power mode in response to receiving the control signal indicating the power outage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Bard, David J. Dolan, Timothy Mann, Christopher M. Riedl
  • Patent number: 10742033
    Abstract: A mobile power apparatus provides a temporary interface between an electrical power supply and an existing electrical system or subsystem of a building. One or more electrical panels are supported on a mobile frame that can be transported to and within the building. The electrical panels are configured to emulate the existing building panels, including a plurality of electrical overload components. The electrical panel is connected to a safety switch box mounted to the frame assembly which includes a fuse array and a master on-off switch. The safety switch box includes a power cable bundle configured for electrical connection to an output power cable of the electrical power supply, which can be the building electrical supply, an external power supply or a back-up or emergency generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Phillip G. Saylor
  • Patent number: 10742059
    Abstract: A power management system for dispensers is described. The system includes a controller connected to a lower power zero net voltage (ZNV) power source. A power rectification circuit (PRC) converts ZNV power to higher voltage direct current (HVDC) power. An energy storage system connected to the HVDC power source receives and stores HVDC power within the energy storage system which is selectively provided to a dispenser motor load connected to the energy storage system. The system provides an effective solution to the problem of transferring power from a low power battery source on a disposable product to a dispenser as well as providing a system that minimizes corrosion at the electrical interface between the disposable product and the dispenser particularly in higher humidity environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Smart Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Zosimadis, Paul Waterhouse
  • Patent number: 10658820
    Abstract: The present application provides a power supply cabinet, comprising a first power supply region and a second power supply region including at least one slot for receiving a first power supply module and a second power supply module respectively, a mode switching unit for outputting a mode signal to the first power supply module and the second power supply module, and a position setting unit for outputting a position signal to the first power supply module and the second power supply module. Input sides of the first power supply module and the second power supply mode are electrically connected to a first power supply and a second power supply. The power supply cabinet selectively operates in a first power supply mode (e.g. N+N mode) or a second power supply mode (e.g. N+1 mode) depending on the mode signal or types of the power supplies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yaoning Xia, Hongguang Liu, Yanying Wang
  • Patent number: 10651436
    Abstract: A removable flap for closing a location adapted to receiving at least one battery of an electronic device. The flap has, on at least one side, at least one first protrusion in the form of a tab adapted to release, via a first part located in a same plane as the flap, at least one corresponding area for holding the battery in the location. The flap is also adapted to lever and pivot the battery via a second part situated in a plane substantially perpendicular to that of the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: INGENICO GROUP
    Inventor: Marion Froment
  • Patent number: 10622816
    Abstract: For a battery system including a battery pack and a battery management system, the battery system having output battery terminals, a method and apparatus for preventing inadvertent connection and disconnection the output battery terminals from the battery pack is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: K2 Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Stewart, Gilbert De Guzman, David Gurtner, Walter Bacharowski
  • Patent number: 10602867
    Abstract: A package deposit enclosure designed for public use is powered by an efficient storage battery and photovoltaic cell array. These unique features allow the package deposit enclosure to be placed in locations where no power is available, but where there is frequent human traffic. Sensing and wireless data communication features allow the unit to be emptied less often than typical package delivery enclosures. Wireless communication also allows users' access to real-time information. On board power enables other functions, such as lighting and audio, to enhance device functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BIG BELLY SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: James A. Poss, Jeffrey Satwicz
  • Patent number: 10602630
    Abstract: A platform for a military radio with a vehicle adapter amplifier has been developed. The apparatus includes a base for supporting an AN/PRC-117G Man Pack radio in combination with a SINCGARS RT-1523 radio, a for electrically connecting with the AN/PRC-117G Man Pack radio and the SINCGARS RT-1523 radio, and a vehicular power supply system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Perkins Technical Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank N. Perkins, III, Jeffrey K. Taylor, Lloyd W. Childs, Josh Crowe
  • Patent number: 10595433
    Abstract: A rack is provided that includes a top frame and a bottom frame connected by at least one post. The rack also includes a power distribution assembly connected to the at least one post by a mounting bracket. The power distribution assembly is rotatable about the mounting bracket at a hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Chih-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10564701
    Abstract: Microcomputer with a sleep mode system uses a non-volatile memory stack for saving system variables, then switches the microcomputer completely off to go into sleep-mode. In sleep-mode, the microcomputer sleep mode system uses a low powered clock and sensors to trigger time events and device events that power up the microcomputer when needed. When in awake-mode, the microcomputer logs any data from connected device(s). The microcomputer turns on an internet radio and transmits data logged, updates its clock time and receives any configuration updates before powering back down into sleep-mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SweetSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Thomas, Michael Fleming, William Kelly Spiller
  • Patent number: 10547719
    Abstract: An ultrathin electronic device comprising a front housing, a display screen component, a frame-shaped rear housing, a battery and a battery cover is described. The front housing includes a side frame disposed around a periphery thereof, a lower bearing part, and a through-hole formed in a middle part of the bearing part; the display screen component is disposed in the front housing, a head part of the battery is inserted in the through-hole, and a space enclosed by the rear housing and the battery cover accommodates a tail part of the battery therein. In addition, a positioning lip on an outer wall of the battery is provided to further simplify the structure of a battery cover and front housing, and to reduce overall thickness of a battery cover and rear housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: JRD Communication (Shenzhen) LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiguo Hu, Dongshui Su, Feng Hu, Haibin Yu, Yunhui Peng
  • Patent number: 10520967
    Abstract: A power converter capable of minimizing the amount of fluctuation in the input power value to the boost circuit when changing the number of operating circuits and the switching frequency; when reducing the number of boost chopper circuits operating and the switching frequency the controller reduces the duty cycle of the PWM signal to a circuit to be halted while said circuit scheduled for halt operates, whereafter the controller halts operation of said circuit scheduled for halt and changes the switching frequency to a frequency corresponding to the state determination value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Nomura, Kenji Kobayashi, Kotaro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10516190
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for battery cells including solid electrolytes. Solid electrolyte cells may be integrated with electronic devices. For example, a solid electrolyte cell may be integrated with a metal surface of a circuit board or an electrically conductive surface of a chassis. Surface-mountable solid electrolyte cells may be electrically coupled to circuit traces using, for example, a reflow soldering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andy Keates, Kannan Raja
  • Patent number: 10509076
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a device comprises a controller configured to create a load pulse for a battery, measure battery voltage concurrently with the load pulse, measure battery current concurrently with the load pulse, calculate a battery resistance from the measured battery voltage and current and based on the battery resistance, calculate a maximum allowable current extractable from the battery, wherein the maximum allowable current is determined such that a voltage across the battery does not drop below a pre-specified threshold voltage when the maximum allowable current is drawn from the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Jani Mäki
  • Patent number: 10486836
    Abstract: An electrical power system may comprise a first energy source management converter (ESMC) configured to be connected in electronic communication with a first power source, a second ESMC configured to be connected in electronic communication with a second power source, and a multi-channel DC bus, wherein the first ESMC is configured to supply electric power to a first channel of the multi-channel DC bus, the second ESMC is configured to supply electric power to a second channel of the multi-channel DC bus, and the multi-channel DC bus is configured to supply electric power to a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporaration
    Inventors: Gregory I Rozman, Michael Anthony Futrell
  • Patent number: 10476288
    Abstract: A power storage adapter may use a peak shift operation method when supplying electrical power from an AC line power source to a portable information handling system and the power storage adapter receives an indication of a peak shift associated with the AC line power source. In particular, the power storage adapter may cease drawing power from the AC line power source and begin supplying electrical power from a battery included with the power storage adapter to the portable information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Andrew Thomas Sultenfuss, Richard Christopher Thompson
  • Patent number: 10439491
    Abstract: A power supply electronic circuit comprises: an intermediate bus converter (IBC), arranged to convert a voltage inputted to the IBC to an intermediate bus voltage on an intermediate bus; at least one direct current to direct current (DC-DC) or point of load (POL) converter, connected to the intermediate bus and arranged to convert the intermediate bus voltage to a voltage for feeding a load; and a capacitor tank connected to the intermediate bus and arranged as hold up capacitor tank to preserve power supply to the load. The IBC comprises a current ripple control circuit for suppressing current ripple in an input of the power supply electronic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Jingxu Gu
  • Patent number: 10432000
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a portable charger including a power supply and an adapter. The power supply includes a battery module, a first terminal set, a voltage control module and a first switch portion. The battery module has an initial voltage. The adapter includes a second casing, a second terminal set, an output connector and a second switch portion. When the adapter is detached from the power supply, the portable charger is in a first state, and the voltage control module adjusts the initial voltage to a first voltage, allowing the first terminal set to output the first voltage; when the adapter is disposed on the power supply, the portable charger is in a second state, and the voltage control module adjusts the initial voltage to a second voltage which is different from the first voltage, allowing the first terminal set to output the second voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: APO INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ting-Ping Lin, Ker-Wen Teng, Kuo-Pin Wen, Hsiang-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10381849
    Abstract: A respiratory device, such as a ventilator, for use in treating respiratory disorders and for preventing respiratory disorders. The respiratory device is configured to be powered from a range of different power sources including an internal battery, an external battery, AC power source or a DC power source. The device may be electrically connectable to a plurality of external batteries in a series and the power from each external battery is used sequentially along the series. A controller of the respiratory device is configured to detect the connection of the different power sources and control use of the different power sources using a power priority scheme. The controller may determine an estimate of the total available battery capacity from all the electrically connected batteries and display the total battery capacity on a user interface display of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Paris SAS
    Inventors: Alex Crawford Wing, Christopher Kingsley Blunsden, Korn Sar, David Creusot
  • Patent number: 10356960
    Abstract: An apparatus for cooling an inverter of a vehicle which receives power supplied from a vehicle battery and controls the rotation speed of a motor, wherein the apparatus includes an inverter housing configured to support the inverter, and a heat dissipation unit provided at a predetermined position in the inverter housing and configured to come into contact with an outer circumferential surface of the capacitor so that heat of the capacitor is transferred to the inverter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Sung Jun Park, Young Hun Lee, Seung Hwan Shin, Hee Kwon Park, Sae Won Oh, Kyung Hun Jung
  • Patent number: 10356230
    Abstract: Battery replacement techniques and enhancement features for a mobile computing device are disclosed. In accordance with some embodiments, the disclosed techniques may be implemented in structural device features that provide for easily and rapidly accessing and removing a battery from a mobile computing device. The disclosed techniques may be used, for example, in replacing a depleted mobile phone battery efficiently with an energized replacement battery. Various enhancement features also may be implemented, facilitating operation of the mobile computing device by the user. Numerous configurations and variations will be apparent in light of this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph Romain
  • Patent number: 10345876
    Abstract: Computing device manufacturers are often driven to minimize power supply capabilities supplied with a device to that required to operate the device. The disclosed computing devices include a system chassis and a removable power module. The removable power module includes a power supply that rectifies received AC power to a quantity of DC power sufficient to operate both the removable power module and the system chassis. The removable power module may also include a performance enhancing component that may be used to upgrade the performance of the device. As each removable power module includes the power supply for the entire device, the power supply within each removable power module may be tailored to provide the power necessary to operate both the removable power module and the system chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory M. Daly, Michael Grassi
  • Patent number: 10340731
    Abstract: A battery management system comprising a main battery and a backup battery. A load is electrically connected to the main battery and the backup battery through one or more switches (e.g., FET switches). A voltage monitoring circuit is electrically connected to the main battery, the backup battery, and the load, wherein the voltage monitoring circuit monitors a voltage from the main battery and triggers a changeover to the backup battery based on a threshold and wherein a main battery interface path within the circuit is facilitated by a bypass diode for automatically switching the circuit to avoid power interruptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Dinesh Kumar K N, Aravind Hulisandra Sathyanaryana Rao, Wolfgang Bleier
  • Patent number: 10326286
    Abstract: For a battery system including a battery pack and a battery management system, the battery system having output battery terminals, a method and apparatus for preventing inadvertent connection and disconnection the output battery terminals from the battery pack is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: K2 Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Stewart, Gilbert De Guzman, David Gurtner
  • Patent number: 10320279
    Abstract: An example switched-mode power supply includes an input for receiving an input voltage from a voltage source, an output for providing an output voltage to a load, and a transformer having a primary winding, a secondary winding, and a conductive shield disposed between the primary winding and the secondary winding. The power supply also includes a neutralization signal generator circuit coupled to the conductive shield to apply a neutralization signal to the conductive shield to reduce a common mode noise between the primary winding and the secondary winding of the transformer. The neutralization signal has an adjustable amplitude and/or phase. Other example power supplies and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Astec International Limited
    Inventors: Wing Ling Cheng, Yuk Man Shing