For Handheld Device Patents (Class 320/114)
  • Patent number: 11411277
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to provide a battery pack and a power tool on which the same can be detachably mounted such that compatibility can be ensured even if the dimensions of the battery cells therefor are changed, as well as a battery pack and power tool set. A second battery pack is provided with second battery cells, a second case which houses the second battery cells, a second latch portion for mounting the second battery pack to the power tool, and a second latch operating portion. The second battery pack has a larger case width than that of a specified battery pack for housing battery cells shorter than the second battery cells. However, as the rail width is the same, the second battery pack can be detachably mounted to the power tool in place of the specified battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomasa Nishikawa, Satoru Matsuno, Mitsutaka Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11398736
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a battery management process and system including a battery including one or more batteries, a powered battery charging system connected to each of the one or more batteries to provide charge or charge balancing power to the one or more batteries, one or more battery sensors configured to monitor each batteries, a battery monitoring unit comprising a processor and memory in communication with the one or more battery sensors, the battery monitoring unit configured to initiate and conduct a charging or balancing process and monitor the battery for an out of tolerance condition, wherein if during charging or balancing an out of tolerance condition occurs in one or more batteries the battery monitoring unit interrupts the charging or balancing, process of the batteries by disconnecting the batteries with the out of tolerance condition from the charging system, the battery monitoring unit provides an alert to an operator to separately interrupt the charging or balancing process to the batt
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Robert L McCaig, John McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11392346
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to: an electronic device for providing a voice-based service to a user by additionally using an input/output function of an external device connected through near-field communication; a server device; and an operation method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yo-Han Lee, Jung-Kyun Ryu, Jun Ho Park, Won-Sik Song, Jong Chan Won, Seungyong Lee, Young-Su Lee
  • Patent number: 11376982
    Abstract: A current control method and a current control device is configured to control an on-board charger that supplies current to high-power components and a battery. When the on-board charger is controlled, the current control is executed to supply output current to the high-power components and the battery such that the output current is a sum of a drive current to be supplied to high-power components capable of computing current consumption based on their own operating states and the charging current to the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masato Ezaki
  • Patent number: 11364616
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery pack interface device includes: at least one connecting unit that is designed to detachably mechanically connect a rechargeable battery pack to a consumer, the mechanical connection being detachable using a relative movement of the rechargeable battery pack relative to the consumer; and a retaining unit that is designed in such a way that, in a non-activated state of the retaining unit, the mechanical connection is detachable using the relative movement of the rechargeable battery pack with respect to the consumer and, in an activated state of the retaining unit, the mechanical connection is detachable using another relative movement which differs from the relative movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Wolf Zahn, Florian Kneer, Josef Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 11322956
    Abstract: The smartphone charger, stand, and ring holder device may allow a user to charge their smart device whenever necessary, position their smart device so that it may stand independently, or more securely hold on to their smart device when carrying it. The device can be attached to the back surface of a smartphone or other smart device, and has a device connector that plugs into the smart device and a charging connector that plugs into a power source. The device also has a kickstand cover that covers the various connectors and can be opened to allow the smart device to stand independently. A ring holder is integrated into the outer cover of the device and may be articulated outwards to allow a user to more securely hold the device and, thus, their smart device. The combination may further integrate a capacitor or battery for providing power storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Rolston Clarke
  • Patent number: 11322958
    Abstract: Disclosed is a charging station including a case, a rear hole elongated vertically on a rear surface of the case, a plug protruding to a rear side of the case for vertically sliding along the rear hole, a terminal provided at the case and allowing a moving robot to be docked thereto, and a moving mechanism for moving the terminal between a hidden position at which the terminal is located in the case and a docking position at which the terminal is protruding to a front side of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungjong Park, Sunghee Han, Jinwon Kang, Jaeyoung Kim, Yousook Eun
  • Patent number: 11316228
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery cell case, a plurality of battery cells accommodated in the battery cell case, a plurality of lead plates connected to the battery cells, arranged on a same side surface of the battery cell case, and arranged to be separated from each other, and one or more insulation sheets. A first insulation sheet included in the one or more insulation sheets is adhered to a surface of a first lead plate so as to cover the first lead plate at least partially and not to cover lead plates other than the first lead plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu Hayashi, Hideyuki Taga
  • Patent number: 11296531
    Abstract: A charging apparatus, a charging system, and a charging control method are provided. The charging apparatus includes: a transforming element and output interfaces, and further includes a charging control element and a maximum output power control element. The charging control element is connected with the maximum output power control element, and the charging control element identifies a target charging mode selected by a user and sends the target charging mode to the maximum output power control element. The maximum output power control element is connected with the transforming element, and the maximum output power control element determines a target maximum output power corresponding to the target charging mode according to a pre-saved correspondence relationship between each charging mode and each maximum output power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignees: Gree Electric Appliances (Wuhan) Co., LTD., Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai
    Inventors: Pengfei Xu, Guihua Yin, Ping Yang, Zhen Liu, Long Zhang
  • Patent number: 11285300
    Abstract: A guidewire manipulation device includes a housing configured to be supported by the hand of a user, the housing having a distal end and a proximal end, the housing configured to allow a guidewire to be placed therethrough and extend between the distal end and proximal end, a drive system carried by the housing and configured to drive rotation of the guidewire, and a manual input module carried by the housing, the manual input module configured to allow one or more fingers of the hand of the user to manually stop or slow the rotation of the guidewire while the housing is supported by the hand of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Vesatek, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon M. Felkins, Lawrence J. Green, Russell Roy Lyon, David M. Look, Mark Mallaby
  • Patent number: 11277017
    Abstract: A charger configured to charge a battery pack of a power tool, and the charger include: a housing having an intake port and an exhaust port; a battery interface included on the housing and configured to removably receive a battery pack, a charging circuit in the housing and configured to supply charging power to the battery pack attached to the battery interface; and a blower configured to introduce air from the intake port into the housing and discharge the air from the exhaust port to the outside of the housing. The intake port includes a plurality of intake holes formed in the housing, and the exhaust port includes a plurality of exhaust holes formed in the housing. Each inscribed circle of the plurality of intake holes is smaller than any of inscribed circles of the plurality of exhaust holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki Taga
  • Patent number: 11270853
    Abstract: A flat switch is provided that prevents the flat switch from protruding and thereby causing a poor appearance even in a case where it is required to install a switch box so that an end part on an opening side of the switch box is not positioned on a predetermined distance or deeper side with respect to an appearance surface that is a surface of a wall. A flat switch (1) of the present invention is a flat switch (1) that is installed in a switch box (100) having a bottom part (101) and a vertical wall part (102) which is provided along an outer periphery of the bottom part (101). The switch box (100) is installed so that, with respect to an appearance surface that is a front surface of a wall, a peripheral edge part (102A) is not positioned on a predetermined distance or deeper side in a depth direction of the wall from the appearance surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Omori, Yasutoshi Obata
  • Patent number: 11251642
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems are provided for improving wireless power transmission for mobile devices. An enclosure for a mobile device may include a first electrical coil configured to establish a first wireless coupling with a transmitter coil of a power supply and a second electrical coil configured to establish a second wireless coupling with the first electrical coil and to establish a third wireless coupling with a receiver coil of a mobile device. A distance between the receiver coil and the transmitter coil may exceed a range over which the transmitter coil may be able to transfer power to the receiver coil via a single wireless coupling between the transmitter coil and the receiver coil. The first wireless coupling, the second wireless coupling, and the third wireless coupling, when established, may enable the transmitter coil to perform a wireless power transfer to the receiver coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Geoffrey Herbert Harris
  • Patent number: 11245275
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a main body; an intake hole formed at a first face facing a first direction in the main body; a fan disposed inside the main body and pulling air through the intake hole; a charging device disposed between the fan and a second face facing a second direction opposite to the first direction in the main body, and the charging device including a coil that supplies power to an external electronic device; a plurality of holders disposed to a side face in the main body, the plurality of holders holding the external electronic device mounted on the second face; and a holder flow path that provides the air, which is circulated by the fan to each of the plurality of holders, toward the external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Jinwook Kim
  • Patent number: 11239668
    Abstract: A charger case for storing and charging two electronic devices includes a docking tray having two storage compartments to hold the two electronic devices. The charger case includes two device connectors, with each device connector exposed to a respective one of the two storage compartments to establish electrical communication with a respective one of the two electronic devices. A portable charger is included in the case and electrically coupled to the two device connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Victor Nobre, Stephen E. Orzel, Jaehong Choi
  • Patent number: 11228188
    Abstract: A wireless charging system includes an induction coil to generate a magnetic field attached to a housing that has a hole in a surface to accept a grip. A user inserts a grip attached to an electronic device with a receiver circuit, including a receiver coil, into the hole bringing the receiver coil into contact with the magnetic field generated by the induction coil. The magnetic field induces a current in the receiver coil which is used to charge the electronic device. In certain instances, the housing is secured to another surface by an attached mount. Moreover, in certain instances the electronic device is supported by a portion of the hole's perimeter supporting the grip or a securing mechanism holding the grip inside the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: David Louis Watson, Melanie Leof Watson
  • Patent number: 11223390
    Abstract: A power feeding unit includes: an electrode array including a plurality of power feeding electrodes arranged side by side; a power feeding section configured to supply power to a power receiving unit via the electrode array; and a setting section configured to set a power feeding condition for each of the power feeding electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Hirabayashi, Masakazu Yajima, Kiminobu Ichimura
  • Patent number: 11217835
    Abstract: Provided are a heat dissipating structure that deforms to detachably come close contact with the battery cells, is disposed between the battery cells and a cooling member in order to reduce a risk of leakage of liquid inside the battery cells, and is excellent in heat dissipating property, and a battery including the heat dissipating structure. The present invention relates to a heat dissipating structure that is provided between battery cells and a cooling member, conducts heat from the battery cells to the cooling member to promote heat dissipation from the battery cells, and includes holding members detachably holding end parts of the respective battery cells, and to a battery including the heat dissipation structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Shimizu, Hitoshi Ando
  • Patent number: 11201483
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a portable power bank system may include a portable power bank and a software application. The portable power bank may include a power bank housing, one or more batteries internal to the power bank housing, and one or more electrical receptacles that are defined by the power bank housing. Each of the one or more electrical receptacles may be configured to selectively provide electrical power from the one or more batteries. The software application may include one or more computer-readable instructions that are configured, when executed by one or more processors of a portable computing device, to cause the portable computing device to communicate with the portable power bank over a wireless network to receive information regarding a current state of the portable power bank and to present the current state of the portable power bank on the portable computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: GOPLUG BAGS, INC.
    Inventor: Joshua Seth Mark Cross
  • Patent number: 11185108
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an electronic cigarette with a rotatable mouthpiece. The electronic cigarette comprises a battery assembly and an atomizing assembly. The battery assembly comprises a battery and a casing. The atomizing assembly comprises a mouthpiece, an outer sleeve, and a cartridge. The outer sleeve is hinged to casing through a cardinal axis. The cardinal axis is accommodated in a guide rail groove, and is slidable along the guide rail groove. The sliding direction of the cardinal axis is the same as the axial direction of the casing. After using the electronic cigarette, the mouthpiece could be rotated and stored in the casing conveniently, and keep cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhi Ouyang, Meng Li, Huiyun Chen, Zhongli Xu, Yonghai Li
  • Patent number: 11165209
    Abstract: An assembling structure for a conductive plate of a handheld power tool has a battery having a casing, a circuit board, an adapter, and multiple conductive plates. The circuit board, the adapter and the conductive plates are all located in the casing. The adapter is mounted on a top surface of the circuit board, and has multiple adapting grooves. The conductive plates are mounted in the adapting grooves of the adapter respectively, and are electrically connected to the circuit board. By mounting the adapter on the top surface of the circuit board and mounting the conductive plates in the adapting grooves of the adapter respectively, the conductive plates and the circuit board are able to be combined and fixed together by the adapter without the welding progress, which reduces the consumable cost, the labor cost, and the time consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Yu-Tang Lin
  • Patent number: 11152663
    Abstract: A mobile device and methods that support performing a warm swap of a battery of a mobile device are provided herein. A processor of the mobile device may initiate a warm swap procedure in response to receiving a request from a user operating the mobile device. The processor generate a first notification signal to indicate to the user to wait before removing the battery from the mobile device. In response to execution of the warm swap procedure, the processor generates a second notification signal to indicate to the user that the battery of the mobile device is safe to be warm swapped with a charged battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.
    Inventors: Claudia Vecchio, Simone Paolizzi, Cristian Broccoli, Dimitri D'Annunzio, Pietro Todescato
  • Patent number: 11137802
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: a foldable information handling device comprising a flexible display, wherein the foldable information handling device bends along a centerline; and a bezel operatively coupled to the information handling device and surrounding the flexible display, the bezel comprising: a first edge comprising a first edge center portion corresponding to the centerline; and a second edge on an opposite side of the flexible display as the first edge and comprising a second edge center portion corresponding to the centerline; wherein each of the first center portion and the second center portion comprises a component allowing bending of the first edge and the second edge with a bending of the foldable information handing device along the centerline. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Madison Kay Smith, Cuong Huy Truong, Brian Hargrove Leonard
  • Patent number: 11133680
    Abstract: System and method of dynamically balancing a rechargeable energy storage assembly having two or more respective units, a respective switch for each of the respective units and at least one sensor. The system includes a controller configured to control operation of the respective switch. The respective switch is configured to enable a respective circuit connection to the respective units when in an ON state and disable the respective circuit connection when in an OFF state. The respective units are characterized by a respective state of charge obtained based in part on the at least one sensor. A controller is configured to selectively employ at least one of a plurality of charging modes to charge one or more of the respective units, through operation of the respective switch. The plurality of charging modes includes a rest charging mode, a rapid initial charging mode and a rapid final charging mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Yue-Yun Wang, Lei Hao, Suresh Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 11117478
    Abstract: A charging inlet includes a power terminal, a holder member, and a thermal sensor. The power terminal is configured to releasably engage a mating contact of an external power source. The holder member is proximate to the power terminal, and has an electrically insulative material. The holder member defines at least a portion of a pocket that is fully enclosed. The thermal sensor is disposed within the pocket for monitoring a temperature of the power terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan Philip Myer, Zachary Wood Lyon, Jeremy Christian Patterson
  • Patent number: 11095148
    Abstract: A power device including a housing, charging circuitry, and discharge circuitry. The housing defining a first support operable to support a first battery pack, and a second support operable to support a second battery pack. The charging circuitry electrically is connected to the first battery pack and the second battery pack in a parallel-type connection. The charging circuitry is configured to simultaneously charge the first battery pack and the second battery pack. The discharge circuitry is electrically connected to the first battery pack and the second battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew J. Mergener, Timothy Ryan Obermann, Kevin L. Glasgow, Jeffrey M. Brozek
  • Patent number: 11065382
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for providing access to bone marrow and delivering a quantity of fluid to an intraosseous space. The apparatus may include a driver having a housing and a drive shaft, and a plunger operating and cartridge drive mechanism for releasably retaining a portion of a cartridge assembly having a plunger assembly. A plunger operating assembly may be disposed within a longitudinal bore of the plunger operating and cartridge drive mechanism. The plunger operating assembly may include a plunger barrel having a chamber configured to receive a portion of the plunger assembly of the cartridge assembly. The apparatus may also include a drive housing for transmitting rotational forces from the drive shaft to the cartridge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFLEX LIFE SCIENCES LIMITED
    Inventors: Larry J. Miller, David S. Bolleter, Charles M. Schwimmer, Robert A. Wilk
  • Patent number: 11070075
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is provided, which includes a wireless charging module, a battery pack, and a circuit board substrate. The wireless charging module includes a charging coil formed of a wound conducting wire and a communication coil placed adjacent to the charging coil. The wireless charging module has a substantially planar shape. The battery pack has a substantially planar shape and is configured to store power from the wireless charging module. The circuit board substrate is configured to control operation of the mobile terminal. The wireless charging module overlaps with each of the circuit board substrate and the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sovereign Peak Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Shuichiro Yamaguchi, Kenichiro Tabata, Munenori Fujimura, Akio Hidaka, Takumi Naruse
  • Patent number: 11056896
    Abstract: A terminal and a device are provided. The terminal includes a charging interface and a first charging circuit. The first charging circuit is coupled with the charging interface, and is configured to receive an output voltage from the adapter via the charging interface and apply the output voltage to both ends of multiple cells connected in series in the terminal to charge the multiple cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jialiang Zhang, Shiming Wan, Jiada Li, Jun Zhang, Chen Tian, Shebiao Chen
  • Patent number: 11047527
    Abstract: A photographing apparatus includes a stabilizing mechanism and an imaging device arranged at the stabilizing mechanism. The stabilizing mechanism is configured to be detachably mounted at a portable electronic apparatus. The imaging device is configured to communicate with the portable electronic apparatus to allow the portable electronic apparatus to control the imaging device and to transmit captured images to the portable electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chengyu Yin, Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 11038359
    Abstract: A multiple device charging case assembly for carrying and charging a plurality of electronic devices includes a case that has a terraced interior thereby defining a plurality of storage areas within the case. Each of the storage areas can contain an electronic device that has dimensions corresponding to a respective one of the storage areas. A plurality of charge ports is each positioned within the case and each of the charge ports is positioned in a respective one of the storage areas. In this way each of the charge ports can be placed in electrical communication with the electronic devices in each of the storage areas for charging the electronic device positioned in each of the storage areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Pamelia Alfred
  • Patent number: 11032929
    Abstract: An example electronic device may comprise a first housing including a first surface and a second surface facing in a direction opposite the first surface, a second housing including a third surface and a fourth surface facing in a direction opposite the third surface, a hinge disposed between the first housing and the second housing configured to provide rotational motion between the first housing and the second housing, and a flexible display disposed from the first surface of the first housing across the hinge to the third surface of the second housing, at least part of the flexible display configured to form a curved surface as the hinge structure is folded, wherein the hinge may include dual-axis hinges configured to provide a first rotational axis allowing the first housing to rotate about the second housing and a second rotational axis allowing the second housing to rotate about the first housing and slides coupled with the first housing and the second housing and configured to provide sliding motion pe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Keun Yoo, Jung-Jin Kim, Jong-Yoon Kim, Gi-Dae Kim, Young-Sun Park, Moo-Hyun Baek, Hyun-Woo Sim
  • Patent number: 11023054
    Abstract: A device case computer mouse includes a body including a cavity configured to attach the device case to a handheld computer, a motion sensor connected to the body, a battery connected to the body, and a charging port connected to the body and electrically connected to the battery, the charging port being configured to be connected to a case charging cable. Also included is a processor electrically connected to the battery and communicatively connected to the motion sensor, wherein the processor is configured to be communicatively connected to the handheld computer wirelessly and to a portable computer to transmit motion data from the motion sensor to the portable computer and to transmit input data from the handheld computer to the portable computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Roberts
  • Patent number: 11005412
    Abstract: A battery pack and charger system includes a first battery pack having a first set of battery cells and configured to provide only a first operating voltage and a second battery pack having a second set of battery cells and configured to provide the first operating voltage and a second operating voltage that is different from the first operating voltage and a battery pack charger configured to be able to charge the first battery pack and the second battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E. Seman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10993515
    Abstract: A carry case for an electronics-enabled eyewear device, such as smart glasses, has charging contacts that are movable relative to a storage chamber in which the eyewear device is receivable. The charging contacts are connected to a battery carried by the case for charging the eyewear device via contact coupling of the charging contacts to corresponding contact formations on an exterior of the eyewear device. The charging contacts are in some instances mounted on respective flexible walls defining opposite extremities of the storage chamber. The contact formations on the eyewear device are in some instances provided by hinge assemblies that couple respective temples to a frame of the eyewear device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jinwoo Kim, Jun Lin
  • Patent number: 10998744
    Abstract: A charging structure for a vaporizer. The charging structure includes a housing, a first electrical contact coupled to and extending outward from a first end of the housing, a spacer coupled to the first electrical contact, and a second electrical contact coupled to and extending outward from the spacer. The first electrical contact includes an exposed outer surface that extends in a continuous loop. The second electrical contact includes an exposed side surface that extends in a continuous loop and an end surface coupled to the side surface. Both the side surface and the end surface are electrically conductive. A vaporizer including the charging structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CANOPY GROWTH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Jones, Andrew Stewart, Yan Vermette
  • Patent number: 10964990
    Abstract: An electrical combination includes a battery pack and a power tool. The battery pack includes two battery pack connectors which are connected with the same electrode of a battery of the battery pack. A circuit of one battery pack connector has a resistance greater than that in another circuit of another battery pack connector. The power tool includes corresponding tool connectors. When the battery pack is connected with the power tool, the power tool is supplied with a small current by the battery pack firstly, and then is supplied with a large current, so the electric spark is eliminated when the terminals of the battery pack contact with the terminals of the power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Dezhong Yang, Jifeng Feng
  • Patent number: 10931127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modular charging system including a wall-mounted outlet-preserving charger for charging additional accessories such as battery blocks, wireless device chargers, supporting chargers for wearable devices such as watches, and car chargers, each for use independently or in combination with electronic devices. The present invention typically includes a wall charger with one or more electrical outlets on the front face so the use of the wall outlet is not lost. The wall charger of the present invention is suitable for use in any major country and may be adapted to the outlet configuration and voltage of those countries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Seymour Segnit
  • Patent number: 10930431
    Abstract: In a power transmission unit, a first coil pattern group and a second coil pattern group are connected with each other with an upper layer outer pattern, located outside in an axial line direction and outside in the intersecting direction, connected with a lower layer inner pattern, located outside in the axial line direction and inside in the intersecting direction. Furthermore, the first coil pattern group and a second coil pattern group are connected with each other with a lower layer outer pattern, located inside in the axial line direction and outside in the intersecting direction, connected with an upper layer inner pattern, located inside in the axial line direction and inside in the intersecting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Antony Wambugu Ngahu
  • Patent number: 10923268
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a wireless power transmitting module and an installation method thereof, wherein the wireless power transmitting module comprises: an insulating bracket, a first side of which has a first central space; a coil, disposed around the first central space; and a circuit component, at least a part of which is located in the first central space, electrically connected to the coil. The present disclosure makes full use of the central blank space of the coil, and places the circuit component at the center of the coil, thereby realizing a miniaturized structure, improving space utilization and greatly reducing volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Liangsong Che, Tianding Hong, Shuailin Du, Yongkai Liao, Meng Wang
  • Patent number: 10899473
    Abstract: A docking assembly for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The docking assembly includes a dock having a shaft. The present invention further includes UAVs. Each of the UAVs include a slot sized such that the shaft may slidably and linearly engage the slot. The shaft of the dock inserts through the slot of the UAVs, thereby docking the UAVs on the dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Christopher Julian Scherz
  • Patent number: 10903666
    Abstract: A battery charging method and apparatus are provided. The battery charging method includes determining a number of charging ports to charge a battery based on a determined state of the battery, and charging the battery using the number of charging ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Young Jeong, Young Hun Sung
  • Patent number: 10892636
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to plug-in backup energy devices. In some examples, a plug-in backup energy device may comprise a charger, an energy storage device coupled to the charger, and a buck-boost converter coupled to the charger and the energy storage device such that the buck-boost converter maintains a charge of the energy storage device during a no-fault mode of a computing device, and in response to the plug-in backup energy device switching from a normal mode to a power supply mode as a result of the computing device experiencing a fault, regulates a voltage output of the energy storage device to provide energy to the computing device during the fault of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Mohamed Amin Bemat, Kirk Yates
  • Patent number: 10871817
    Abstract: Example techniques related to battery-powered playback devices. In an example, a first battery-powered playback device receives audio content from a network device and forwards the audio content to a second playback device for synchronous playback of the audio content with the second playback device, plays back the audio content, detects that a battery level of a battery of the first playback device has fallen below a predefined threshold, and ceases the forwarding of the audio content after the battery level of the battery of the first playback device has fallen below the predefined threshold. After the battery level of the first playback device has fallen below the predefined threshold, the second playback device receives the audio content from the network device, forwards the audio content to the first playback device for synchronous playback with the first playback device, and plays back the audio content in synchrony with the first playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Hrishikesh Gossain
  • Patent number: 10840717
    Abstract: A pair of right and left fixing holes and a pair of strap attachment holes are provided on a rear surface of a main body housing at a position which does not protrude from a side area S in a planar view. A bottom edge portion of an upper recessed portion is provided above the fixing hole to cover each of the right and left fixing holes, the strap attachment holes are provided to be coaxial with the bottom edge portion, and it is ensured that durability and compactness of the charger are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Taga, Yasuhiro Tabuchi, Hidenori Nagasaka, Kiyozumi Kokawa, Shinsuke Okuda
  • Patent number: 10841492
    Abstract: In connection with video production equipment, data communication is made available through battery pack ports other than the main power output. This availability enables, regardless of the device being utilized, knowledge as to the attributes and status of the power source of the battery pack and also access to information that may be stored in the battery pack. Auxiliary ports, such as a power tap port and a universal serial bus port, are equipped for establishing data communication between the battery pack and accessory devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CORE SWX, LLC
    Inventor: Ross Kanarek
  • Patent number: 10840727
    Abstract: A holster for receiving and wirelessly charging a device battery of a multimedia communication device detachably connected to the holster includes a base formed with first and second substantially planar opposed surfaces and sidewalls, a belt clip assembly attached or connected to the first surface, a tension clip attached or connected to the second surface, a rechargeable battery, a Bluetooth device for wirelessly, communicatively coupling the base to the multimedia communication device detachably connected to the base and a wireless charging device for wirelessly charging the device battery using electrical energy stored within the rechargeable battery. Upon attaching the multimedia communication device to the tension clip and wirelessly coupling the base to the multimedia communication device, the device battery can be wirelessly charged using the wireless charging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Subero
  • Patent number: 10814502
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a base and at least one axis actuation module. The base includes an input power conversion device. A power input terminal of the input power conversion device receives an input voltage. The input voltage is converted into a first voltage by the input power conversion device. The first voltage is outputted from a power output terminal of the input power conversion device. The at least one axis actuation module is installed on the base. Each axis actuation module includes a motor, an axis power conversion device and a driving device. The first voltage is converted into a second voltage with a rated voltage value by the axis power conversion device. The second voltage is converted into a third voltage by the driving device. The third voltage is provided to the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Yu Lin, Hung-Sheng Chang, Chi-Shun Chang, Wen-Ching Chung
  • Patent number: 10738980
    Abstract: Flashlight having modular mount system with integral mount element on the flashlight body and/or having programmable rear-facing signal lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: STREAMLIGHT, INC
    Inventor: William D. Worman
  • Patent number: 10725518
    Abstract: Examples may include routing power between a Universal Serial Bus (USB) host and a USB device. In some examples, the power may be routed from a power source at the USB device while the USB host is in a dead battery condition. Various switches at the USB host may be capable of selectively switching to route power from the power source to provide operating power to circuitry at the USB host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Scot Lester