Fault Detecting In Electric Circuits And Of Electric Components Patents (Class 324/500)
  • Patent number: 11307247
    Abstract: Prober for a test system for testing a device under test is disclosed. In one example, the prober comprises a busbar mechanism for transporting electric signals to and away from the device under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Andreas Gneupel
  • Patent number: 11289004
    Abstract: A pixel driving circuit, an organic light emitting display panel and a pixel driving method. The pixel driving circuit includes: a switching sub-circuit, a driving sub-circuit, a storage capacitor and a charge eliminating sub-circuit; the charge eliminating sub-circuit has a control terminal connected to a first scanning signal line, and other terminals connected to the first terminal of the driving sub-circuit, a cathode of the organic light emitting element (OLED) and a reference voltage terminal respectively, and can enable a potential between the anode and the cathode of the organic light emitting element to be reversed under control of the first scanning signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Juncai Ma, Dandan Li, Lisen Wang
  • Patent number: 11254215
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for separately determining isolation resistances from nodes of a power system of an electric vehicle (EV) to a chassis of the EV. Processing circuitry may determine a first isolation resistance between a first node of the power system in the EV and a chassis of the EV, determine a second isolation resistance between a second node of the power system in the EV and the chassis of the EV, determine that the first isolation resistance or the second isolation resistance is less than a threshold resistance, and output information based on the determination that the first isolation resistance or the second isolation resistance is less than the threshold resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventor: Søren Kolbach Hansen
  • Patent number: 11217161
    Abstract: The present application discloses a display-driving circuit including a pixel sub-circuit, a sensing-control sub-circuit, and an emission-control sub-circuit. The pixel sub-circuit includes four transistors and one storage capacitor and is coupled respectively with a first power-supply line, a data-sensing line, a first scan line, and a second scan line to determine a drive current flowing from a driving transistor to a light-emitting diode based on a data signal received via the data-sensing line. The sensing-control sub-circuit is coupled between the light-emitting diode and the first power-supply line and configured to enable a sensing signal to be detected via the data-sensing line with a reduced scan rate in a sensing time. The emission-control sub-circuit is coupled between the light-emitting diode and a second power-supply line to pass the drive current for driving the light-emitting diode to emit light under control of an emission-control signal in a displaying time after the sensing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xinshe Yin
  • Patent number: 11205383
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a technical field of display, and provides a scan signal adjusting method, a scan signal adjusting device, and a display panel. The scan signal adjusting method is used to adjust a scan signal of a control end of a switching transistor in a pixel driving circuit. The method includes obtaining a threshold voltage of the switching transistor and adjusting a voltage of the scan signal during a turn-off period according to the threshold voltage of the switching transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Wang, Wenchao Bao
  • Patent number: 11150290
    Abstract: A technique includes determining an approximate location of the fault based at least in part on a local current measurement and a local voltage measurement from a local relay and a remote current measurement and a remote voltage measurement from a remote relay. The technique includes determining a corrected location of the fault based on the approximate fault location and a correction factor. The correction factor is based on a propagation constant of the power line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Kanchanrao Gangadhar Dase
  • Patent number: 11137437
    Abstract: Provided is a probe device used for electrical inspection of a printed wiring board, the probe device including at least one probe group including a plurality of wire probes configured to be able to simultaneously abut against a wire provided on the printed wiring board and extending in a specified direction, the plurality of wire probes abutting against the wire along the direction and being electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Takano, Fumihiko Matsuda, Yoshihiko Narisawa
  • Patent number: 11092940
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a voltage or current signal associated with a component of a device and isolating and conditioning the voltage or current signal to generate an output signal. The method also includes processing the output signal to identify one or more surge events, where each surge event is associated with an excessive voltage or current experienced by the device. The method further includes generating information associated with the one or more surge events and transmitting or storing the information. The voltage or current signal could be obtained from a case or housing of the device, a cable coupled to the device, or an antenna coupled to the device. The information associated with the one or more surge events could include a date/time stamp, a severity, a duration, or a shape or profile of each surge event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Cristian Andronic
  • Patent number: 11062630
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display panel, including a display area, a crack stop area on a periphery of the display area, and a cutting channel disposed on a periphery of the crack stop area; wherein the display panel further includes a monitoring circuit, and the monitoring circuit is used for monitoring cracks generated in the cutting channel when the cutting is proceeded; and wherein a metal signal line is disposed in the crack stop area surrounding the display area and is electrically connected to the monitoring circuit, the metal signal line is formed by electrically connecting two metal layers, the metal signal line is used for blocking the cracks generated extend toward the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shaojing Wu
  • Patent number: 10942222
    Abstract: Estimating a lifespan of a power supply. An internal computerized component periodically obtains a set of measurements read from one or more sensors affixed to a power supply. Such measurements may measure ambient temperature, temperature of an electrolytic capacitor of a power supply, voltage across a power supply, and/or current from the power supply. The internal computerized component analyzes the set of measurements using, at least in part, a weighted set of factors, to obtain an estimate of a lifespan of a power supply. The estimated lifespan may be sent over an optical link or wireless network to an entity monitoring the lifespan of the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Harmonic, Inc.
    Inventor: Adi Bonen
  • Patent number: 10942225
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a wiring open detection circuit includes a signal processing circuit, a terminal, a diode, and an open decision circuit. The signal processing circuit is connected to one end of a first wiring and outputs a signal processed signal to the first wiring. The terminal is connected to the other end of the first wiring. The diode has one end connected to the terminal. The open decision circuit applies a first voltage to the other end of the diode, and detects change in a current flowing in the first wiring to decide whether or not the first wiring is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventors: Youichi Satou, Masazumi Shiochi, Satoko Susa
  • Patent number: 10935593
    Abstract: A method, system and computer readable medium for determination of distance to an electrical fault within a device. A signal generator excites the device with an electrical input signal. The device comprises an open circuited electrical transmission line. A frequency domain analyzer analyzes part of the signal reflected from the device for determination of the locations of resonant frequency of the signal within the device. A computer calculates the distance to the fault within the device, based on the resonant frequency. The distance to the fault is one quarter wavelength distance into the device at the resonant frequency. A frequency sweeper sweeps the frequency of the input signal and repeated calculation of the distance to the fault made at a plurality of resonant frequencies during the frequency sweep confirms the distance to the fault by convergence of the result of the repeated calculations to substantially the same location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Deepak Goyal, Mayue Xie, Sivaseetharaman Pandi
  • Patent number: 10910885
    Abstract: There are included: a switching parameter detecting unit (21) that detects a switching voltage of a switching element (Q1); and an abnormality detecting unit (a first comparing unit (264a) and an abnormality determining unit (265)) that detects an abnormality caused by foreign matter, on the basis of a result of the detection by the switching parameter detecting unit (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Engineering Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Akuzawa, Hirokazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10847069
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the display light-on test device includes: a plurality of D-type connectors configured to be correspondingly connected to mobile phones with different connector types, and receive and transmit power signals; a sampling processor configured to receive the power signals, sample and quantize the power signals into digital data and/or image data, and output the data to a field programmable gate array chip, receive commands, and output, according to the commands, corresponding micro control commands; the field programmable gate array chip connected to the D-type connectors and the sampling processor, and configured to receive the data and the micro control commands, generate corresponding micro control parameters, and process, according to the micro control parameters, the data, to output data required to perform the light-on tests to the display modules to be tested, so that the light-on tests are performed on the display modules to be tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hai Wang, Kunyueh Tsai
  • Patent number: 10816919
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a power source device includes a direct current power source, an alternating current power source, a bypass capacitor, and a power source control unit. The direct current power source outputs a direct current voltage. The alternating current power source outputs a superimposed voltage having an alternating current voltage superimposed on the direct current voltage. The bypass capacitor partially accumulates a charge of alternating current for prevention of flow of current into the direct current power source from the alternating current power source. The power source control unit switches control of the direct current voltage from constant current control to constant voltage control and causes a charge of the alternating current to be accumulated in the bypass capacitor in a short time period between a transfer period and a non-transfer period both related to image formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Taiki Hasebe
  • Patent number: 10783815
    Abstract: A testing apparatus and a testing method for a display panel. The testing apparatus includes a microcontroller unit (MCU) module; an electrical monitoring module, a power supply module, and a field programmable gate array (FPGA) module that are connected to the MCU module; a user interface (UI) display module; an optical monitoring module connected to the UI display module; and a gate driver on array (GOA) signal processing module and a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) module that are connected to the FPGA module. The power supply module, the GOA signal processing module, the DAC module, the electrical monitoring module, and the optical monitoring module are connected to a to-be-tested display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meihong Wang, Peiqian Tong
  • Patent number: 10742428
    Abstract: A power over Ethernet device is provided. The power over Ethernet device includes a first Ethernet connector, an Ethernet transformer circuit, and a detection circuit. The first Ethernet connector is coupled to a second Ethernet connector of a network device via an Ethernet cable and has a first reserve pin and a second reserve pin. The Ethernet transformer circuit is coupled to the first Ethernet connector to provide a supply voltage to the Ethernet cable to transfer the supply voltage to the network device. The detection circuit receives the supply voltage and is coupled to the Ethernet transformer circuit, the first reserve pin, and the second reserve pin to provide a reference voltage to the first reserve pin and receives an identification voltage from the second reserve pin to determine whether the network device is a powered device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chao-Wen Huang, Yu-Chung Chang, Feng-Liang Lai, Wen-Kai Tai
  • Patent number: 10742166
    Abstract: A method for the electrical characterization of a photovoltaic cell of a photovoltaic module, the method including steps of obtaining the irradiance received by the photovoltaic module, obtaining a temperature of each photovoltaic cell of a first submodule of the photovoltaic module, comparing the temperature obtained for each photovoltaic cell of the first submodule with a reference temperature, determining the state of each photovoltaic cell of the first submodule between a healthy state, in which its temperature is equal to the reference temperature, and a faulty state, in which its temperature is different from the reference temperature, estimating the I-V curve associated with a first photovoltaic cell of the first submodule, by searching in a database of I-V curves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventors: Franck Al Shakarchi, Duy Long Ha
  • Patent number: 10712372
    Abstract: A current measurement device including current sensors positioned around current conductors in order to form a passage for the current conductors along an axis oriented in a first direction and a differential current sensor positioned around the set of current conductors in order to form a common passage for the current conductors along an axis oriented in a second direction. The current sensors and the differential current sensor are located in spaces that are separated by an interface plane. A method for manufacturing such a current measurement device, to a protection module and a differential circuit breaker including such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Christophe Grumel, Frederic Brasme, Nathalie Le Grand
  • Patent number: 10684323
    Abstract: An assembly of strip conductors for determining errors in a semiconductor circuit, the strip conductors may be situated on a level of the semiconductor circuit. The assembly includes multiple sections, the sections being arranged as a series circuit, each section including a number of strip conductors, the number of strip conductors in the particular sections being different, each section including a start area and an end area, a voltage difference value between the start area and the end area of the particular section being detectable, and the voltage difference values of the particular sections being different in the case of an error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Dietz, Lichao Teng, Markus Ost
  • Patent number: 10663508
    Abstract: The vehicle light tester is a testing instrument configured for use with a trailer. The trailer comprises a plurality of operating lights and a trailer port. The trailer port attaches the plurality of operating lights to a vehicle electric power system. The vehicle light tester attaches to the trailer port of the trailer. The vehicle light tester provides electrical power to the plurality of operating lights. The vehicle light tester further simulates the control signals that operate the plurality of lights. The vehicle light tester allows for testing of the operation of a plurality of operating lights without requiring the trailer port to be connected to the vehicle electric power system. The vehicle light tester further allows for the flashing of the plurality of operating lights in an emergency situation. The vehicle light tester comprises a housing and a testing circuit. The housing contains the testing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: William Walker
  • Patent number: 10616622
    Abstract: Synchronous capture of a forward signal and a related CPD signal at a remote PHY device (RPD) for detecting and locating CPD is disclosed. The RPD delivers the forward signal to a coaxial cable plant. The forward signal propagates from the RPD to a CPD source and the CPD signal propagates from the source to the RPD within a round-trip interval. The steps include: (a) capturing the forward signal from the RPD during the round-trip interval; (b) generating a reference signal, substantially simulating the CPD signal, from the forward signal; (c) supplying the reference signal to the RPD; (d) receiving the reference signal in the RPD via a return channel; and (e) capturing the CPD signal at the RPD in the return channel during the round-trip interval. Reference and actual CPD signals are processed as a combined return signal for detecting CPD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ARCOM DIGITAL PATENT, LLC
    Inventor: Victor M. Zinevich
  • Patent number: 10592668
    Abstract: A redundant and diverse secondary control system mirrors a primary control system but has some fundamental structural difference as compared to the primary control system to prevent a spread of a security breach from the primary control system to the secondary control system. The secondary control system may operate on different hardware built on different software written with different programming language as compared to the primary control system while performing the same function as that of the primary system. By hardware coding the algorithm to produce actuation signals, software based viruses and worms cannot interfere with the secondary control system's operation. A monitor device receives actuation signals from both the primary and secondary controls signals to determine whether an error occurred and to provide correct actuation signals to the controlled system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HOWARD UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Charles J. Kim
  • Patent number: 10585787
    Abstract: A construction method of a software accelerated testing technology based on a noise resonance includes steps of: (1), collecting a source code of software to be tested; (2), automatically generating software test cases based on an intelligent evolving method, until information same or similar as a fault phenomenon is searched; (3), starting a saturation noise mode, and meanwhile exerting all controllable noise sources at a maximum intensity; (4), exerting all the controllable noise sources at a minimum intensity; (5), starting a strategy noise interference mode, and generating a noise resonance; (6), continuously exerting noises at a noise intensity able to generate the noise resonance; and (7), generating effective test sequences. Through the above steps, construction of the software accelerated testing technology based on the noise resonance is completed, which helps software testers accelerate recurrence of a software fault during testing and update the software to increase a reliability thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: BEIHANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shunkun Yang, Xiaodong Gou, Zheng Zheng, Tingting Huang
  • Patent number: 10540612
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system for validating a prognostic-surveillance mechanism, which detects anomalies that arise during operation of a computer system. During operation, the system obtains telemetry data comprising a set of raw signals gathered from sensors in the computer system during operation of the computer system, wherein the telemetry signals are gathered over a monitored time period. Next, for each raw signal in the set of raw signals, the system decomposes the raw signal into deterministic and stochastic components. The system then generates a corresponding set of synthesized signals based on the deterministic and stochastic components of the raw signals, wherein the synthesized signals are generated for a simulated time period, which is longer than the monitored time period. Finally, the system uses the set of synthesized signals to validate one or more performance metrics of the prognostic-surveillance mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Kenny C. Gross, Kalyanaraman Vaidyanathan, Guang-Tong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10520385
    Abstract: A state determination unit compares an output value obtained by a measuring unit with a reference characteristic value that serves as a reference, counts the number of times an excessive pressure application state occurs in which the output value is determined to be equal to or larger than the reference characteristic value, and determines whether the number of times reaches an upper limit that is set. An alarm output unit outputs an alarm when the state determination unit determines that the number of times the output value is equal to or larger than the reference characteristic value reaches the set upper limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Azbil Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Soeda, Takuya Ishihara, Masashi Sekine, Hidenobu Tochigi
  • Patent number: 10513290
    Abstract: An electric power steering apparatus that enables more precise estimation of a coil temperature by considering a heat transfer phenomenon between a control substrate and a poly-phase coil in addition to a heat transfer phenomenon between respective phases of the coil. The apparatus includes a control substrate that controls a poly-phase motor, a temperature sensor that detects a substrate temperature of the control substrate and a coil temperature estimating section that estimates coil temperatures of respective phases of the poly-phase motor by a motor current of the phase and the substrate temperature based on a heat transfer phenomenon between the respective phases that is caused by a difference in temperature between coils of the respective phases and a heat transfer phenomenon between the coil and the control substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tsubaki, Tomohiro Miura, Takashi Sunaga, Nobuaki Kogure
  • Patent number: 10468877
    Abstract: The invention is an electrical system comprising an electrical source, an electrical device (4), a capacitor (2?) and a controlled active filter (7, L) providing stabilization of the electrical quantities. The active filter (7, L) is mounted in parallel with a capacitor (2?) of reduced capacity in relation to conventional means. Active filter (7, L) is at least partly integrated within electrical device (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventor: El Hadj Miliani
  • Patent number: 10441223
    Abstract: A personal wearable EEG monitor comprising an implantable electrode part with at least two electrodes (2,3) for measuring an EEG signal of a person. The electrode part comprises an electronic circuit arranged in a housing (1) with each electrode arranged external to the housing. The electrode part comprises a testing circuit for testing functionality of the electrode part. The testing circuit comprises a capacitor (9) coupled in serial connection to at least one of the electrodes, and a test signal generator for providing a test signal. The EEG monitor is adapted for analyzing the signal resulting from the signal generator for identification of faults in the electrode part. The invention further provides a method for detecting a leak current in an implanted EEG monitor part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: T&W Engineering A/S
    Inventors: Soren Kilsgaard, Morten Holm Jensen
  • Patent number: 10444260
    Abstract: A probe includes a pedestal and at least one feature extending from the pedestal to engage a surface of a corresponding contact at a position offset from a central longitudinal axis of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David M. Audette, Dennis R. Conti, Marc D. Knox, Grant W. Wagner
  • Patent number: 10432139
    Abstract: A method estimating a series or parallel nature and a location of an arc in a photovoltaic device, operating under direct current, including N (N=1 or N>1) strings of photovoltaic modules, connected to a charge device having a capacitive behaviour for the modules, the method including: a) detecting, at terminals of each of the modules of each string, evolution of voltage over time, during formation of an electric arc; b) identifying the modules at the terminals of which a voltage variation occurs between a first zone with stable voltage and a second zone with stable voltage for a duration of at least 5 ?s, which immediately follows the voltage variation, and identifying the sign of each voltage variation; c) estimating the series or parallel nature and the location of the arc in the photovoltaic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
    Inventors: Nicolas Chaintreuil, Annalaura Fasiello, Alexandre Plissonnier
  • Patent number: 10401443
    Abstract: A system for mapping magnetic fields around a transmission coil is presented. The method includes selecting a selected induction loop from an array of selectable induction loops arranged adjacent the transmission coil, detecting current from the selected induction loop, the current being generated by a magnetic field from a transmission coil, to obtain measured values; and comparing measured values with expected values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: David Wilson
  • Patent number: 10391865
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical system comprising: —terminals (V+, V?) capable of being connected to an installed electrical power source (4) capable of delivering an electrical voltage between said terminals; —a circuit for detecting an electrical insulation fault between the electrical power source and a housing (14) forming a floating electrical ground. The detection circuit comprises: •a controllable voltage generator (40) capable of polarizing the housing and the single first terminal at different potentials; •a current measurement device (44) measuring current entering on said first terminal and leaving at a point of the source; •a control unit (46) capable of calculating a value of at least one insulation resistance from said at least one measured current value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Renault S.A.S.
    Inventors: François Gardien, Thibaut Journet, Yves Le Vourch, Michael Palmieri, Sophie Rivet
  • Patent number: 10386415
    Abstract: A mixed-signal integrated circuit includes an analog circuit comprising at least one digital block embedded in the analog circuit, the at least one digital block comprising a plurality of functional bits and a plurality of configuration bits, the plurality of functional bits providing for a functionality of the analog circuit according to a designed functionality and the plurality of configuration bits being usable for configuring a plurality of operational modes of the analog circuit; and a digital circuit comprising a scan chain configured to scan at least part of the functional bits of the digital block embedded in the analog circuit with respect to the designed functionality, wherein the scan chain is further configured to set at least part of the configuration bits of the digital block embedded in the analog circuit according to a selected operational mode of the plurality of operational modes of the analog circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Udi Nir, Zhaocai Lin, Tingting Li
  • Patent number: 10386402
    Abstract: A method for detecting an electrical leakage includes acquiring a voltage of a source of the electrical leakage detected by a voltage detector of a shoe when a walking user is wearing the shoe on a wet ground, and acquiring electromagnetic field strength between the source of the electrical leakage and the shoe, by a first induced circuit of the shoe. A distance between the shoe and the source of the electrical leakage is acquired and the voltage and distance sent to a mobile device as representing a danger when the voltage of the source of the electrical leakage is greater than the predetermined voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen-Ru He
  • Patent number: 10311361
    Abstract: A technology for propagating themes is provided. In one example, a method may include identifying media having a content feature contained in a presentation of the media. The method may include extracting the content feature of the media as a continuous variable and discretizing the continuous variable into a bucket representing a discrete value. A theme label may be applied to the media and may be propagated to other media with continuous variables discretized into the subset of buckets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Scott Durham, Haowei Lu, Christopher Lon McGilliard, Darren Levi Malek, Joshua Fredrick Lutes, Toby Ray Latin-Stoermer
  • Patent number: 10310009
    Abstract: Devices and methods for multilayer packages, antenna array feeds, test interface units, connectors, contactors, and large format substrates. The device comprising a 3D coaxial distribution network structure including a plurality of coaxial transmission lines separated by a first pitch at the input and a second, wider pitch at the output thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NUVOTRONICS, INC
    Inventors: Rick L. Thompson, Kenneth Vanhille, Anatoliy O. Boryssenko, Jean Marc Rollin
  • Patent number: 10254329
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting thermal-mechanical strain fatigue in an electrical fuse include a controller configured to monitor at least one fuse fatigue parameter over a period of time while the fuse is connected to an energized electrical power system, and based on the monitored at least one fuse fatigue parameter, the controller is further configured to determine at least one of a consumed service life of the fuse element or a service life remaining of the fuse element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Stephen Douglass, Ramdev Kanapady
  • Patent number: 10228404
    Abstract: A method and a corresponding device are provided for recognizing a faulty quiescent current behavior of a vehicle, in particular for identifying a quiescent current threshold value for an electrical on-board network of a vehicle. The method includes the identifying of a plurality of quiescent current data sets of a corresponding plurality of vehicles. A quiescent current data set of a vehicle includes a quiescent current measured value of the vehicle and a value for one or a plurality of vehicle parameters of the vehicle. The method furthermore includes the identifying of a plurality of classes via cluster analysis of the plurality of quiescent current data sets. A class includes a vehicle group which is described by one or a plurality of values for one or a plurality of vehicle parameters, and a class-quiescent current for the vehicle group. The method determines a quiescent current threshold value based on at least one of the class-quiescent currents of the plurality of classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rupert Neudecker, Dominik Kerler
  • Patent number: 10199824
    Abstract: In a particular illustrative embodiment of the present invention, an inter-island power transmission system is disclosed. An electronic box is placed on each end of a medium voltage three phase power cable running between two islands. The electronic box senses an open cable on the three phase cable and switches to direct current power transmission on the remaining two good cables. The direct current power is converted back to three phase power transmission on the receiving end of the direct current power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Power Design, Inc.
    Inventor: John Bradford Janik
  • Patent number: 10186181
    Abstract: A method for adjusting brightness includes detecting whether damage occurs on a light guide plate of the display device, determining a damage position and a damage extent of the light guide plate when the damage occurs on the light guide plate, and compensating for a change value of brightness generated due to the damage by adjusting the brightness of the display device corresponding to the damage position, according to a predetermined correspondence between damage extents and change values of brightness. The method for testing a display device includes applying a destructive operation to the display device to be tested, detecting a damage extent generated by the destructive operation and a change value of brightness correspondingly generated in a damage region, and creating and storing a correspondence between the damage extent and the change value of brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Wu, Na An, Xuzhong Liu, Zongwei Luo
  • Patent number: 10181275
    Abstract: A display device including pixels, a pad area, auto-probe test wires (AP wires), and switching transistors is discussed according to an embodiment. The pixels are located in a display area of a lower substrate. The pad area is located in a non-display area of the lower substrate. The non-display area is located outside the display area in which the pixels, gate lines connected to the pixels, data lines connected to touch sensors, and sensor lines connected to the touch sensors are placed. The AP wires are located in the non-display area and connected to the display area. The switching transistors are located in the non-display area, between one side and the other side of the AP wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Youngjo Ko
  • Patent number: 10152091
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides a storage device enclosure system, which includes two hard disk drives (HDDs), a form factor compatible connector, the form factor compatible connector attached to the two HDDs and configured to connect the two HDDs to an external computing system, and a controller, the controller located on the form factor compatible connector and configured to performing data mirroring of data from the external computing system via a SATA port multiplier onto the two HDDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Kowles
  • Patent number: 10145893
    Abstract: A method of testing an integrated circuit device, which involves receiving, by a processor, a test definition indicating a sequence of acts to be performed by an automated test equipment in testing an integrated circuit device. The test definition includes indications of test cycles and timings of events in the cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NUVOTON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Josef Nevo, Alain Bismuth, Ilan Margalit
  • Patent number: 10135234
    Abstract: A current flows between the drains of FETs, which function as a switch. A first constant current circuit causes a constant current to flow from the FET side of a resistor to the other side thereof. A first comparator outputs a high level voltage to the control section if the electric potential at the drain of the FET is higher than the electric potential at one end, on the first constant current circuit side, of the resistor. Furthermore, the first comparator outputs a low level voltage to the control section if the electric potential at the drain of the FET is lower than the electric potential at one end, on the first constant current circuit side, of the resistor. The control section turns the FETs off when the first comparator outputs the low level voltage. Furthermore, the control section changes the current that is caused to flow through the resistor by the first constant current circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Yano, Katsuma Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10136241
    Abstract: An audio playing system has a first channel output device, a first audio modulator and a controller. The first audio modulator is electrically coupled to the first channel output device and having a set of first modulation parameters, the first audio modulator configured to selectively modulate a first channel audio signal with the set of first modulation parameters and output the modulated first channel audio signal to the first channel output device. The controller is electrically coupled to the first channel output device and the first audio modulator, wherein in a test mode, the controller is configured to send a set of test audio signals to the first channel output device, to generate a set of first user parameters based on a plurality of pieces of first confirmation signal, and to adjust the set of first modulation parameters based on the set of first user parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GEMTEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hung-Wen Chen, Chih-Hsu Yen, Fu-Ming Tien
  • Patent number: 10103074
    Abstract: Implementations of integrated circuits may include: one or more diodes each having an anode and a cathode, each of the one or more diodes may be coupled with a voltage domain. One or more test pins may be coupled with one or more diodes. The test pins may be configured to be coupled to a tester. The one or more diodes may be positioned on one or more internal analog nodes to detect the presence of one or more analog faults. The one or more diodes may be configured to remain inactive during regular operation of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ronny Vanhooren, Wim Dobbelaere, Vahap Baris Esen, Anthony B. G. Coyette, Georges G. E. Gielen
  • Patent number: 10088405
    Abstract: A method for determining soot in exhaust gases of burners or internal combustion engines with the aid of a sensor element which includes at least two measuring electrodes exposed to the exhaust gas and one heating element, a voltage being applied to the at least two measuring electrodes during a measuring phase and the current flow or electrical resistance occurring between the measuring electrodes being determined and output as a measure for the particle concentration or the particle mass flow, characterized in that during the measuring phase, the temperature of the sensor element is monitored and the sensor element is heated by the heating element, if the temperature of the sensor element falls below a limiting temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Enno Baars, Andy Tiefenbach, Michael Bessen
  • Patent number: 10041987
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, devices and methods related to miniature probes that can be utilized for electrical and/or magnetic field strength measurements for areas that are smaller than an area of a radio-frequency (RF) module. In some embodiments, an electrical probe can be configured to include an unshielded inner conductor at an end of a coaxial assembly to allow an electrical field to induce differential-mode currents in the coaxial assembly. In some embodiments, a magnetic probe can be configured to include a loop connected to inner and outer conductors of a coaxial assembly to induce a common mode current by a change in magnetic field flux through the loop. In some implementations, such probes can be utilized to obtain near-field measurements to facilitate applications such as electromagnetic (EM) shielding designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dinhphuoc Vu Hoang, Guohao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10002225
    Abstract: A method for performing static timing analysis of an integrated circuit design, wherein at least two timing paths share a shared node comprises propagating along the at least two timing paths a plurality of timing signals characterized by a set of timing parameters and determining respective values of the timing parameters at the shared node. Subsets of timing signals are defined based on relations between the determined parameter values of different timing signals. For each of the subsets representative parameter values are identified and a merged timing signal is propagated from the shared node at least partially along the at least two timing paths. Therein the merged timing signal has at the shared node the representative parameter values of the subset. The method also comprises generating timing data based on the merged timing signals and storing the timing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Wrixon, Anton Belov, Maurice Keller, Richard Moloney, Himanshu Dadheech