Cell Or Battery Charger Structure Patents (Class 320/107)
  • Patent number: 10890999
    Abstract: An electronic pen comprising pen position recognition means, comprising at least one electrical voltage source, at least one digital control unit, a force transmission element, and at least one force sensor for measuring a writing pressure force, characterized in that the electronic pen comprises at least one resilient means, and the at least one resilient means being configured to generate a force that opposes the pressure force acting on the at least one force sensor. Also disclosed are methods for preventing overloading of a force sensor for measuring a writing pressure force for an electronic pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: STABILO International GmbH
    Inventor: Karl-Peter Kämpf
  • Patent number: 10886784
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for performing wireless charging are disclosed. A method of controlling a wireless power receiver includes receiving, through a power receiving circuit, a first power from a wireless power transmitter when the wireless power receiver is powered off; driving a communication controller using the received first power; establishing, by the communication controller, a communication connection with the wireless power transmitter, using a first communication stack stored in a first memory, while receiving the first power; and performing, by the communication controller, communication with the wireless power transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Kyung-Woo Lee, Kang-Ho Byun, Ho-Seong Lee, Hee-Won Jung
  • Patent number: 10873062
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery, in particular a rechargeable battery for a power tool, which includes a cell block having a sealing device provided for closing the cell block in at least a dust-proof and/or water-proof manner, and which includes an external rechargeable battery housing. It is provided that the external rechargeable battery housing is provided for conducting an airflow along between the external rechargeable battery housing and the sealing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Wolf Zahn
  • Patent number: 10868430
    Abstract: Battery sub-modules are selecting to electrically connect to a common power bus, including by: determining if a discharge-related fault indication for a given battery sub-module indicates that the given battery sub-module is in a discharge-related fault condition. If so, the given battery sub-module is excluded from the selected battery sub-modules such that said given battery sub-module is electrically disconnected from the common power bus. The selected battery sub-modules are configured so that the selected battery sub-modules are electrically connected to the common power bus; the selected battery sub-modules that are electrically connected to the common power bus are charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: WISK AERO LLC
    Inventors: Lewis Romeo Hom, Brian Robert Viele, Scott Furman
  • Patent number: 10862331
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a charger charging circuit, a mobile terminal charging circuit, a charger and a mobile terminal. The charger charging circuit includes: a voltage conversion circuit configured to convert an alternating current into a direct current and be connected with an alternating current charging power supply; a first charging interface configured to be connected with a second charging interface of a mobile terminal, where the first charging interface includes a voltage output end coupled with the voltage conversion circuit and a plurality of first data transmission ends; and a first control circuit. An end of the first control circuit is coupled with the voltage conversion circuit; and another end of the first control circuit is coupled with at least one of the first data transmission ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guangqi Jia, Yanbin Liu
  • Patent number: 10857890
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shoe (10) on an electrical power supply track for an electric railway vehicle, the shoe (10) comprising: a power supply flange (12) movable between a retracted position and a deployed position; an actuator (11) able to move the flange between the retracted and deployed positions; and a mechanical system (13) connecting the flange to the actuator; characterized in that the actuator (11): has a movement speed such that it is able to move the flange (12) between its retracted and deployed positions in a time period shorter than or equal to 1 second, and preferably shorter than or equal to 0.5 seconds; and has a number of operating cycles before failure greater than or equal to 2,500,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ALSTOM TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Patrick Duprat, Leonardo Formenti
  • Patent number: 10859729
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards a multi-stage wireless power transmission system that includes a transmitting unit and a receiving unit. The transmitting unit transmits a power beam to the receiving unit, which converts the power beam into local electrical power and provides it to a personal electronic device without a corded connection between the receiving unit and a mains power supply. The transmitting unit includes a light-based transmitter to generate and transmit a power beam towards the receiving unit. The receiving unit includes a receiver to receive at least a portion of the power beam and to convert the received power beam into local electrical power. The receiving unit also includes a power output unit to provide the received local power to a personal electronic device when the personal electronic device, which is separable from the receiving unit, is electrically coupled to the power output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: LASERMOTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Nugent, Jr., Jonathan Charles Kagle
  • Patent number: 10852798
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for providing power supply control of a power strip. The method includes: acquiring a charge state or a working state of an electronic device; and controlling a power supply state of a socket of the power strip according to the charge state or the working state of the electronic device, the socket being connected with the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yan Xie
  • Patent number: 10847967
    Abstract: A surge protector for providing electricity to an electronic device. The surge protector including a housing defining a module slot and including a module connector positioned within the module slot and a module insertable into the module slot and including at least one connector port and a housing connector. The housing connector can be operably connectable to the module connector when the module is inserted into the module slot. The cable can be connected to the module and housing such that the module can be positioned at a location remote from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Core Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Steven H. Newell, Gerald B. Hoopes
  • Patent number: 10847987
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provide a heating system and a power switch device. A switch module of the heating system includes a first switch unit and a second switch unit; a control module controls that the first switch unit is switched on and the second switch unit is switched off, so that a battery pack, the first switch unit and an energy storage module form a discharge circuit, the control module controls that the first switch unit is switched off and the second switch unit is switched on, so that the energy storage module, the second switch unit and the battery pack form a charge circuit; a buffer module includes a first buffer unit and a second buffer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Zhimin Dan, Wei Zhang, Yizhen Hou, Xiyang Zuo, Xingyuan Wu, Taosheng Zhu
  • Patent number: 10840715
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a battery, and a charging system in electronic communication with the battery. The charging system may be configured to initiate a charging of the batter when the battery is in a partially-depleted state. The charging system may then discontinue the charging in response to the battery being charged to the threshold charge value, and may monitor the function of the electronic device to predict an event of the electronic device. After the event is predicted, the charging system may determine when to initiate a recharging process, so that the battery is fully charged when the event occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Zadesky, Hongli Dai
  • Patent number: 10840712
    Abstract: A charging device, a charging method and a terminal, an output end of the main charging circuit and output ends of the at least two secondary charging circuits are connected to a battery of an electronic device, and the output end of the main charging circuit is used for supplying power to an internal chip of the electronic device, disconnecting a connection between the main charging circuit and the battery when a voltage of the output end of the main charging circuit reaches a voltage required by the internal chip, and supplying power for the battery through the output ends of the at least two secondary charging circuits. in this way, charging time is shortened and a purpose of fast charging a battery is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMUNICATION SCIENTIFIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ju-Zhang Wu
  • Patent number: 10840719
    Abstract: A charging base has a charging tray in which a connector hole is formed. When the position of the connector hole corresponds to the position of a device-side charging connector installed below the charging tray, the device-side charging connector is raised due to the action of a raising/lowering mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsumoto, Daijiro Takizawa
  • Patent number: 10840728
    Abstract: A portable device is provided. The portable device includes a power receiving unit configured to receive a first energy or a second energy from a wireless power transmitter, the first energy being used to perform a communication function and a control function, the second energy being used to charge a battery, and the wireless power transmitter being configured to wirelessly transmit a power, a voltage generator configured to generate a wake-up voltage from the first energy, or to generate a voltage for charging the battery from the second energy, a controller configured to perform the communication function and the control function, the controller being activated by the wake-up voltage, and a communication unit configured to perform a communication with the wireless power transmitter based on a control of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam Yun Kim, Sang Wook Kwon
  • Patent number: 10833373
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells arranged in one direction, each of the battery cells including electrode portions, a connection tab connecting adjacent battery cells of the plurality of battery cells, and a protection circuit module having one side end portion connected to the connection tab. The connection tab includes a body portion that contacts the electrode portions of the adjacent battery cells and an extension portion extending from the body portion, the extension portion being connected to the protection circuit module. The extension portion includes at least one curved region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyunkook Kim
  • Patent number: 10824194
    Abstract: Disclosed are implementations that including a device dispensing system that includes a rack comprising multiple slots to receive multiple modular blades, with each of the multiple modular blades including a plurality of adapters to receive a plurality of devices. The system also includes one or more modular blades received within respective one or more of the multiple slots, with at least a first one of the one or more modular blades configured to receive a first type of devices different from a second type of devices that at least a second one of the one or more modular blades is configured to receive. The system further includes a controller to control device docking for devices receivable into respective adapters provided in the one or more modular blades, to establish an electrical connection between the one or more devices and at least the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CaptureTech LLC
    Inventors: Jay Steinmetz, Maarten A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10827247
    Abstract: An earbud with a housing comprising a housing outer wall and an electromagnetic radiation-transmissive lens in the housing outer wall. The housing outer wall and the lens are co-molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Abby Tilton, Richard Arthur Grebe, Donna Marie Sullivan, Christopher Ratcliffe, Daniel H. Sargent
  • Patent number: 10819131
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a regeneration method of a nickel-hydrogen battery provided with a positive electrode at least including nickel hydroxide. In the regeneration method, a regeneration process of charging a nickel-hydrogen battery is performed by supplying a square-wave pulse current set to a repetition frequency ranging from 5 kHz to 10 kHz and to an average value of current IAVE ranging from 1 A to 10 A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keisuke Isomura
  • Patent number: 10818978
    Abstract: A battery module for a vehicle is disclosed. The battery module includes a plurality of adjacent battery cells in a module housing, each battery cell including a battery case. The battery module further includes a pressure sensor on one of the battery cells or the module housing. The pressure sensor is configured to produce a signal indicative of a change in pressure associated with any of the battery cells. The battery module further includes an electronic control unit electronically connected to the pressure sensor. The electronic control unit is configured to determine the existence of an abnormal condition based on the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Austin Lawrence Newman, Yadunandana Yellambalase
  • Patent number: 10816572
    Abstract: A radio frequency measuring device module having a first sub-module, a second sub-module, and a third sub-module. The radio frequency measuring device module has a modular structure. The sub-modules are interchangeably mounted on each other. Further, a radio frequency measuring device is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gottfried Holzmann, Martin Oetjen, Klaus Neugebauer
  • Patent number: 10811975
    Abstract: In at least one illustrative embodiment, a three-stage power converter includes a rectifier having an input to receive three-phase alternating-current (AC) and an output coupled to a first direct-current (DC) bus, a buck converter having an input coupled to the first DC bus and an output coupled to a second DC bus, and an LLC resonant converter having an input coupled to the second DC bus and an output to provide a DC charging current to a battery. The buck converter may be operable across a range of duty cycles to adjust a voltage level supplied to the second DC bus, and the LLC resonant converter may be operable in a plurality of modes to provide a plurality of discrete gain levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Sandeep Bala, Jing Xu
  • Patent number: 10804746
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for performing wireless charging are disclosed. A method of controlling a wireless power receiver includes receiving, through a power receiving circuit, a first power from a wireless power transmitter when the wireless power receiver is powered off; driving a communication controller using the received first power; establishing, by the communication controller, a communication connection with the wireless power transmitter, using a first communication stack stored in a first memory, while receiving the first power; and performing, by the communication controller, communication with the wireless power transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung-Woo Lee, Kang-Ho Byun, Ho-Seong Lee, Hee-Won Jung
  • Patent number: 10797526
    Abstract: A crowbar circuit includes a diode bridge and switching elements, and is configured to rectify the full wave of AC power between the power lines and output the rectified AC power to a positive electrode line and a negative electrode line. A capacitor is connected between the power line and the negative electrode line. When a detection value of a current sensor indicates that the power reception device is not receiving power normally, a charging ECU stops the power conversion operation of the power transmission device, and thereafter outputs at least one of short circuit commands to the crowbar circuit so as to determine whether or not a malfunction is present in the crowbar circuit based on a detection value of the voltage sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Sugiyama, Satoshi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10797533
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission device includes a contactless transmitter unit, a contactless receiver unit and a step-down transformer. The transmitter unit receives an input AC power. A receiver coil of the receiver unit and a transmitter coil of the transmitter coil are electromagnetically coupled with each other. The input AC power is electromagnetically coupled to the receiver coil through the transmitter coil. Consequently, the input AC power is converted into a first output AC power. A first coil and a second coil of the step-down transformer are electromagnetically coupled with each other. The first coil is electrically connected with the receiver coil to receive the first output AC power. A second output AC power is outputted from the second coil. A turn ratio of the first coil to the second coil is larger than a turn ratio of the transmitter coil to the receiver coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS (THAILAND) PUBLIC COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuailin Du, Yongkai Liao, Kai Dong, Jinfa Zhang
  • Patent number: 10797419
    Abstract: An externally-attached PTC element attachable to one electrode terminal of a tubular battery with electrode terminals on both end surfaces, the externally-attached PTC element including: a bottom plate made of a metal plate; a plate-shaped PTC element; and a top panel made of a metal plate, the plate-shaped PTC element and the top panel being stacked in that order above the bottom plate disposed below, the PTC element being disposed in an opposed area between the top panel and the bottom plate, the top panel projecting and extending in one direction with respect to a planar area of the bottom plate, the top panel having a distal end formed into a lead terminal shape mountable to a circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Sakaguchi, Nozomi Asano
  • Patent number: 10790737
    Abstract: A current threshold regulation method is used in a switching converter with a tank element and a transistor. The current threshold regulation method includes: detecting whether the input voltage is lower than an input under voltage threshold and generating an input under voltage indication signal; detecting whether the output voltage is lower than an output under voltage threshold and generating an output under voltage indication signal; generating a current threshold based on the input under voltage indication signal and output under voltage indication signal; comparing a current flowing though the tank element with the current threshold and generating a current comparison signal; and generating a control signal based on the current comparison signal to control the transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Chengdu Monolithic Power Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Suhua Luo, Qian Ouyang, Wei Yuan, Pengpeng Ma
  • Patent number: 10786129
    Abstract: A charging station for a mobile robotic vacuum using a folding dual prong system to recharge the battery of a mobile robotic vacuum. The electrical connector node contacts which charge the mobile robotic vacuum are placed on these dual prongs. The prongs extend outward from the charging station when charging is required for the mobile robotic vacuum's battery. When not charging, the prongs are retracted back into the charging station in order to protect the prongs and the electrical charging nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Shahin Fathi Djalali
  • Patent number: 10784543
    Abstract: A battery block includes a holding unit that holds a plurality of cells. The holding unit is made of a material having a heat conductivity. The holding unit includes openings that are open over the entire length of the side surfaces of the cells in the longitudinal direction. Each opening is formed so that, on the side surface of each cell, the area of a first region exposed to the outside through the opening is smaller than that of a second region other than the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10778020
    Abstract: A portable power bank is providing having a main first battery, a deployable AC power input plug, and at least a second battery. The first battery is removably affixed to the second battery by a mating slide connector forming an interchangeable tongue and groove connection that mechanically and electrically connects the first battery to the second battery. A plurality of output ports connected to each battery can be connected to a USB standard connector, a USB micro connector, a USB mini connectors, a full duplex USB type C connector, or a Lightning form factor connector. Such a modular system connected batteries to be recharged from a single AC plug. The multiple output ports allow for charging of more than one portable electronic device. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Michael K. Torem
  • Patent number: 10769244
    Abstract: A system is provided including an implantable device configured to be implanted subcutaneously within a patient, a clinician monitoring and control device, an optional patient mobile device, a remote server and/or at least one data analyst device used by a data analyst. The implantable device may communicate with any or all of the monitoring and control device, the mobile device and/or the remote server through the charging device or by establishing a direct wireless connection with each such device. The data analyst device may establish a direct connection with the remote server and also may establish a connection with the monitoring and control device and the mobile device. By analyzing and reviewing the data generated by the implantable device, the data analyst may diagnose a medical condition or indicate a heightened risk of a condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sequana Medical NV
    Inventors: Thomas Werner Degen, Stefan Tschumper
  • Patent number: 10763689
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electrical wiring assembly that includes a plurality of line terminals configured to be coupled to a source of AC power. A circuit assembly is coupled to the plurality of line terminals. The circuit assembly includes a control circuit coupled to at least one electro-magnetic coil, the control circuit being configured to provide an electrical drive signal to the at least one electro-magnetic coil in accordance with a predetermined wireless charging regimen. The at least one electro-magnetic coil is configured to propagate a magnetic field in accordance with the electrical drive signal. A wall plate assembly is configured to accommodate the circuit assembly therewithin, the wall plate assembly including a charging interface region configured to accommodate a portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Pass & Seymour, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Rohmer, Brian Mueller, Thomas F. Roy
  • Patent number: 10759293
    Abstract: A galvanic isolation in the power electronics system of an electricity charging station having the following features: a rectifier (11) for connection of the charging station (10) to a public low-voltage network and a galvanically isolating DC voltage converter (12) having a high clock frequency and connected to the rectifier (11) and a corresponding electricity charging station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft, ads-tec GmbH
    Inventors: Raoul Heyne, Florian Joslowski, Michael Kiefer, Thomas Speidel, Ali Natour
  • Patent number: 10746575
    Abstract: A vehicular exterior mirror assembly includes a turn signal unit disposed at a mirror casing of the exterior mirror assembly. The turn signal unit includes a housing portion, at least one light source and a lens. With the exterior mirror assembly disposed at a side of an equipped vehicle, light emitted by the at least one light source, when the at least one light source is electrically powered, passes through the lens in the direction of forward travel of the equipped vehicle. With the exterior mirror assembly disposed at the side of the equipped vehicle, the turn signal unit (i) responsive to a charge level signal indicative of a vehicle charge level of a power source of the equipped vehicle, emits light to indicate the vehicle charge level, and (ii) responsive to actuation of a turn signal indicator of the equipped vehicle, emits light to provide a turn signal indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS HOLDING GMBH
    Inventor: Mark Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10749877
    Abstract: In response to a computing device of a user being reported as lost or stolen, various steps associated with security for the computing device are performed. In one approach, a database is marked to indicate that the computing device is lost or stolen. Applications that are installed on the lost or stolen computing device are determined, and a security action is selected based on this determination. In some cases, the selected security action reduces or denies service to the computing device, and/or blackholes traffic to or from the installed application. A service provider associated with the installed application is determined, and a notification is sent to the service provider. The notification indicates the installed application, and that the computing device of the user has been lost or stolen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Lookout, Inc.
    Inventors: William Neil Robinson, Brian James Buck
  • Patent number: 10744898
    Abstract: A motor driving and battery charging apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a motor having a plurality of coils, a rectifier circuit connected to the plurality of coils, and a high voltage battery. An inverter generates a driving current from an output voltage of the high voltage battery and supplies the driving current to the motor while the motor operates. While the high voltage battery is charged, the rectifier circuit rectifies an alternating current (AC) of an external power source, the motor and the inverter compensate for a power factor of the current rectified by the rectifier circuit, and the high voltage battery is charged with an output current of the motor and the inverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Myeong Yang, Woo Young Lee, Jun Ho Kim, Sihun Yang, Youngjin Kim, Jae Eun Cha, Dae Woo Lee, Inyong Yeo
  • Patent number: 10741889
    Abstract: A multiple-zone thermocouple battery module temperature monitoring system is provided configured to determine a plurality of temperatures along a depth of the battery module at different locations. The system may include a number of temperature probes each including a first temperature sensor oriented at a base of a group of cells in the module and a second temperature sensor oriented at an upper portion of the group of cells in the module. Providing upper and lower battery cell temperature sensors in each probe of the system allows a battery management system to detect and record a temperature gradient of the battery cells in the module at a number of different locations. These recordings can determine a gradient and temperature difference between the upper and lower battery cell portions over an operable threshold difference, and command a thermal management system to return the battery module to limits within the operable threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Austin L. Newman, Alexander J. Smith, Adam H. Ing
  • Patent number: 10742045
    Abstract: A charging device is provided. The charging device includes an output terminal unit connected to an input terminal unit of a battery pack. The output terminal unit includes a terminal body including an output terminal connected to the input terminal unit and a terminal cover which covers the output terminal before the input terminal unit of the battery pack is connected to the output terminal unit and through which the output terminal passes while the input terminal unit of the battery pack is connected to the output terminal unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Geunyong Jung, Seongho Park, Sejong Park, Jonghyun Seo, Jinwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10736480
    Abstract: A cleaning robot including a processor, a first sensor and a second sensor is provided. The first sensor and a second sensor are disposed on one side of a machine body of the cleaning robot. The processor executes a plurality of operation including: when the cleaning robot operated in an automatic charging mode, controlling the cleaning robot to move forward, and determining whether an optical signal transmitted from a charging station is sensed by the first sensor and the second sensor; when the first sensor senses the optical signal, determining the cleaning robot is located in the light emission range of the optical signal; when the second sensor senses the optical signal, determining the one side of the cleaning robot faces a charging station; controlling the cleaning robot to move forward, so that the power receiving portion of the cleaning robot contacts a power supply portion of the charging station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: IBOT Robotic Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Chieh Huang
  • Patent number: 10735962
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing wireless communications, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing ad hoc wireless capacity modification. In various embodiments, a computing system might identify at least one geographic area having at least one of weak wireless communications coverage or non-existent wireless communications coverage, might deploy one or more vehicles to the identified at least one geographic area, each of the one or more vehicles comprising a mobile wireless base station, and might establish wireless network communications between the mobile wireless base station of at least one vehicle of the one or more vehicles and at least one wireless network node of a telecommunications network that is one of proximate to or within the at least one geographic area. The one or more vehicles might comprise manned and/or unmanned vehicles, including drones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Pasha G. Mohammed, Gnanasekaran Swaminathan, Robert J. Morrill
  • Patent number: 10735571
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel configured to display an image; a sound element on a rear side of the display panel; and a rear chassis configured to receive the display panel and protect the rear side of the display panel, and including a protruding portion protruding away from the rear side of the display panel and corresponding to the sound element. The sound element includes a pair of electrodes, and a vibration material layer between the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Hee Lee, Seock Hwan Kang, Joon Hak Oh, Jong Seo Lee
  • Patent number: 10727703
    Abstract: A charger apparatus a first port, a second port, a first circuit coupled to the first port, and a second circuit coupled to the second port. The charger also includes a controller, wherein the first circuit and the second circuit each receive a DC power signal generated from an AC input signal, and wherein the controller is structured and configured to determine whether a load current on the second circuit is above a threshold level and responsive to determining that the load current is above the threshold level, (i) cause the first circuit to advertise the first current at a level that is less than a maximum current level that may be advertised at the first port, and (ii) cause the second circuit to advertise the second current at a level that is equal to a maximum current level that may be advertised at the second port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Nilesh Ankush Kadam, Arpit Agrawal, Saivaraprasad Murahari, Luis Salas
  • Patent number: 10727957
    Abstract: A system and method of improving data link performance between two or more wireless data transceivers includes: clipping and inverting the data components of a communication signal which are calculated to cause non-linear saturation effects in the downstream power amplifier; delaying a first time series to align the first time series with the clipped and inverted data components of a second time series; adding the clipped and inverted data components of the second time series to the delayed first time series to obtain a modified composite waveform; creating a sacrificial band containing principal energy of the clipped and inverted data components of the second time series; harvesting the principal energy of the sacrificial band to obtain an optimized composite waveform; and amplifying the optimized composite waveform with the downstream power amplifier of one or more of the two or more wireless data transceivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Egg
  • Patent number: 10716339
    Abstract: An e-garment that includes embedded circuitry and a battery for power the embedded circuitry further includes several charge generator circuits that can include both active and passive charge generators, such as solar cells, triboelectric generator, piezoelectric generator, and thermoelectric generator circuits. Each different generator circuit accumulates charge in a respective storage capacitor until the voltage of the respective capacitor is sufficiently higher than that of the battery to overcome the forward voltage bias of a protective diode, where some of the charge flows out of the capacitor to the battery. Each of the charger generator circuits can contribute charge to the battery to prolong its operating time needed between recharges, if not actually recharge the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Jaime Andreas Borras, Mauricio Bendeck
  • Patent number: 10717383
    Abstract: To provide a vehicle illumination device that achieves good design and that appropriately emits light in a sequence of operations for charging. A vehicle illumination device 1 includes: first light emitting portions 21a and 21b disposed in the vicinity of a boundary portion 4 between a body 2 and a lid 14 via notched portions 18a and 18b formed at upper and lower edges of the lid 14; and second light emitting portions 22a and 22b disposed inside the lid 14. When the lid 14 is unlocked in operation to unlock the lid 14, the first light emitting portions 21a and 21b are turned on. When the lid 14 is depressed in operation to open the lid 14, the first light emitting portions 21a and 21b are turned off. When the lid 14 is opened, the second light emitting portions 22a and 22b are turned on to illuminate power supply ports 11 and 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Taeko Ueno, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Hiroshi Ochiai, Atsushi Doi
  • Patent number: 10720784
    Abstract: A charging stand of this invention includes: a terminal placing section; a terminal mounting portion, which is provided in the terminal placing section, and to which contact pins serving as charging terminals are mounted; a left-side top surface portion provided on a left side of the terminal mounting portion; and a right-side top surface portion provided on a right side of the terminal mounting portion. The terminal mounting portion includes a mounting portion ridge line and two mounting portion inclined surfaces. The left-side top surface portion includes: a left-side top surface portion ridge line extending at a height lower than a height of the mounting portion ridge line; and two left-side top surface portion inclined surfaces. The right-side top surface portion includes: a right-side top surface portion ridge line extending at a height lower than the height of the mounting portion ridge line; and two right-side top surface portion inclined surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hayato Mikami
  • Patent number: 10720785
    Abstract: A floor stand for supporting one or more mobile device charging stations for charging one or more mobile devices, including a vertical support member having an upper end and a lower end, wherein the one or more mobile device charging stations are supported on the vertical support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kwikboost, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Augustine Mecca, Paul Martin Mecca
  • Patent number: 10714236
    Abstract: A charging system includes a power cable and a cooling tube. The power cable extends from a charging inlet to a battery pack to electrically connect the charging inlet to the battery pack. The charging inlet is configured to releasably couple to a mating connector of an external power source. The power cable includes a conductive core, an insulating layer surrounding the conductive core, and a metallic shield layer surrounding the insulating layer. The cooling tube is connected to a heat sink and extends along a length of the power cable. The cooling tube engages the metallic shield layer of the power cable to transfer heat from the power cable to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventor: Zachary Wood Lyon
  • Patent number: 10714957
    Abstract: A charge state control system and device for controlling charge sent to a consumer device is disclosed. A software application is provided on a consumer device. A separate hardware device comprises a microprocessor; a transistor relay circuit which is controlled by the microprocessor to open or close a relay; and a connector for connection with the consumer device. The software application is configured to receive an input from a user, determine a battery level of the consumer device and communicate with the hardware device to instruct the microprocessor to open or close the relay depending upon the battery level and the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Mazen Obeid, Jeffrey Anthony Rossi, Jason de Sousa
  • Patent number: 10714792
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an integrally-formed rechargeable battery and a production method thereof. The integrally-formed rechargeable battery includes an integrally-formed metal sleeve, which serves as a negative electrode conductor of the lithium battery. The integrally-formed metal sleeve is a cylindrical case, an end surface of one side of the integrally-formed metal sleeve is of a closed structure, and an end surface of the other side of the integrally-formed metal sleeve is an annular portion with a hole in the middle, A cell assembly is installed within the integrally-formed metal sleeve. The cell assembly includes a cell, a circuit board, an exposed charging interface and a positive electrode conductor. The positive electrode conductor is exposed from the hole in the middle of the annular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ORIENTAL WILLING NEW ENERGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Kunli Wang
  • Patent number: 10703209
    Abstract: A vehicle to be driven by electric power which is wirelessly transmitted from a power transmitter having two transmission electrodes includes: two reception electrodes to receive AC power from the two transmission electrodes through capacitive coupling respectively with the two transmission electrodes; a power receiving circuit which is connected to the two reception electrodes to convert AC power received by the two reception electrodes into DC power or another form of AC power, and supply the DC power or other form of AC power to an electric motor which drives the vehicle; and a control circuit which, while the vehicle is traveling over the two transmission electrodes, increases an impedance of the vehicle as viewed from the power transmitter when a value of at least one of power, voltage and current in the power receiving circuit, or a change rate over time thereof, exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamamoto, Satoru Kikuchi