Specific Conduction Means Or Dissipator Patents (Class 361/220)
  • Patent number: 12007727
    Abstract: Characteristics of a watch band can change when placed in different configurations, and each of these characteristics can be correlated with each of the various configurations. The characteristics can be measured to detect in which of the various configurations the watch band is in. For example, the watch band can include an adjustable capacitor that changes it capacitance when the watch band changes its configuration. For example, the capacitance can change based on stretching of the watch band, bending of the watch band, and/or securement and release of an engagement element. The watch or another device can perform one or more operations based on the detected characteristic and configuration of the watch band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William Leith, Daniel W. Labove, Rimple Bhatia, Osamu Yabe, Yoji Hamada, Timothy S. Lui
  • Patent number: 11871502
    Abstract: A display module is disclosed. The display module includes: a display panel body; a backplate; a composite functional layer disposed on a back side of the backplate; and an electrostatic discharging part including an electrostatic conductive element and an electrostatic discharging element connected to the electrostatic conductive element. Wherein, the electrostatic conductive element is in contact with the display panel body and/or the backplate, and the electrostatic discharging element is in electrical contact with the metal layer of the composite functional layer. Therefore, fluctuations of driving voltages caused by static electricity can be eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignees: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cuilin Zhu
  • Patent number: 11858224
    Abstract: A textile fiber-composite material precursor and method for producing a component from fiber-composite material. Aircraft components can be produced from polymer fiber-composite materials, a matrix of which can be a high-performance plastics material such as polyether ketone ketone wherein a reinforcement of a non-crimp fabric of carbon fibers is embedded. Large-area non-crimp fabrics and large-area polymer films can be consolidated while being heated and pressed forming simple components. The flexible textile fiber-composite material precursor includes a stack of woven-fabric tiers from a polymer and of non-crimp fabric tiers from carbon fibers. Since both components are capable of draping, the fiber-composite material precursor can be deposited over a large area on curved shape-imparting surfaces and subsequently be consolidated under pressure and heated to form the fiber-composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Paul Jörn
  • Patent number: 11856680
    Abstract: A substrate processing system capable of setting a stable reference ground level for electrical components while handling electrostatic discharge (ESD) is provided. The substrate processing system includes a first ground bar connected to a building ground; and a second ground bar connected to the building ground and physically separated from the first ground bar, wherein the first ground bar is connected to a first electrical component to set a ground level of the first electrical component, wherein the second ground bar is dedicated to a charged component, and the second ground bar is connected to the first charged component to set a path of the electrostatic discharge current generated by the first charged component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Semes Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun Whan Kim, Byung Du Jeon
  • Patent number: 11812596
    Abstract: A complex device is provided. A complex device according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a suppressor including a pair of first dielectric sheet layers having a first dielectric constant and a pair of internal electrodes spaced apart from each other on one surface of one of the pair of first dielectric sheet layers; a capacitor including a plurality of second dielectric sheet layers having a second dielectric constant and a plurality of capacitor electrodes provided on each of the plurality of second dielectric sheet layers; and a pair of external terminals provided on both sides of the suppressor and the capacitor to be connected to the plurality of capacitor electrodes and the pair of internal electrodes. Here, provided is the complex device in which the first dielectric constant is greater than the second dielectric constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: AMOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Byung guk Lim
  • Patent number: 11631352
    Abstract: A display panel and a display device are provided. The display panel includes a display area and a non-display area, a first signal line and second signal lines located in the non-display area. The first signal line and the second signal lines are located on a same side of a substrate, in a different layer from the second signal lines. In a first area of the non-display area, the first signal line extends in a first direction and each second signal line extends in a second direction intersecting the first direction. An electrostatic buffer unit is disposed in the first area. Orthographic projections of the second signal lines and the electrostatic buffer unit onto a plane of the substrate at least partially overlap with an orthographic projection of the first signal line onto the plane of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignees: WUHAN TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Wuhan Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch
    Inventor: Haimin Liu
  • Patent number: 11591123
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filling device for filling bags with a respective unsealed upper end and at least two layers lying on top of one another. A filling station for filling the bags in characterised in that the filling device comprises at least one layer movement device (30) for moving the at least one layer of the bag relative to the at least one second layer, with which the layers of the bag can be acted upon, wherein the layer movement device is arranged in front of the filling station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Windmöller & Hölscher KG
    Inventors: Jonas Pieper, Oliver Huil, Hans-Ludwig Voss, Ralf Udally
  • Patent number: 11588273
    Abstract: A connecting-fixing structure, used for detachably connecting a main body of an electrical appliance with a power cord, includes a connection end, a locking member, and a rotating sleeve. The locking member includes a supporting shaft and a locking portion which rotates by the supporting shaft as a fulcrum. A locking fitting portion is disposed on the tail end of the power cord and adapted to the locking portion. Furthermore, a rotating sleeve is rotatably sleeved on the connection end, an inner wall of the rotating sleeve has a driving part, and the rotating sleeve rotates to drive the driving part to further drive the locking portion to rotate, thereby locking the locking portion or unlocking the locking portion from the locking fitting portion. The power cord can be disassembled and assembled only by rotating the rotating sleeve, and the operation is convenient, and the structure is simple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: DONGGUAN FUMEIKANG ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haowen Hu
  • Patent number: 11545877
    Abstract: A discharge device for discharging electric currents in a machine from a rotor part to a stator part, the rotor part in particular having a shaft, the discharge device comprising a contact element and a spring being connectable to the stator part in an electrically conductive manner, the contact element made predominantly of carbon, the contact element pressurized with a contact force by the spring for realizing an electrically conductive sliding contact between a sliding contact surface of the contact element and an axial shaft contact surface of the shaft. The contact element is circular, the sliding contact surface being at least annular in shape and disposed coaxially in relation to the shaft contact surface, the spring includes a circular support section which at least in part coaxially envelops the shaft of the machine, the support section being configured for radially abutting against an abutment surface of the stator part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SCHUNK CARBON TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Weber, Ludwig Kain, Marcus Hemetsberger
  • Patent number: 11510406
    Abstract: A device for ionising air includes a case, in which there are a blower, which includes a rotor to generate a pulsed airflow and an exhaust pipe to channel this flow; a device for producing ions, which includes a high-voltage electrical generator; an electrode connected to the generator and of which one free end, formed of a cluster of filaments made of conductive material, extends to the right of the exhaust pipe to release ions there by corona discharge. The device further includes a diffuser provided with a pipe which, in the extension of the exhaust pipe, delimits a compression chamber, with an expander which extends the pipe and includes a series of channels which extend form an inner face of the expander to an opposite outer face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: ANCILIA PROTECT LTD
    Inventors: Philippe Notton, Christophe Giovannetti, Salah Eddine Lamamri
  • Patent number: 11476778
    Abstract: An ion pulse generator (100) includes a triboelectric generator (110), an ion emitter (132) and a conductive surface (134). The triboelectric generator (110) includes a first electrode (114), a spaced apart second electrode (120) and a first triboelectric layer (116). The triboelectric generator (110) generates a predetermined amount of charge as a result of relative movement of the first triboelectric layer (116). The ion emitter (132) is electrically coupled to the first electrode (114). The conductive surface (134) is electrically coupled to the second electrode (120) and is spaced apart from the ion emitter (132) at a predetermined distance. Generation of the predetermined amount of charge causes formation of ions between the ion emitter (132) and the conductive surface (134).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Anyin Li, Facundo Martin Fernandez, Yunlong Zi
  • Patent number: 11447083
    Abstract: An aspect of the present disclosure provides a vehicle which includes: an electrostatic eliminator that reduces a positive charge of a specific portion or that charges the specific portion with a negative charge, the specific portion being defined as a portion to be positively charged at which a positively charged air flow that flows around a vehicle body during travel starts to vary from a flow along a surface of the positively charged vehicle body to a flow separated from the surface as negative charges are accumulated because of the external factors. The specific portion is constituted from a conductive material with a surface resistance value that is less than a surface resistance value of the electrostatic eliminator. The electrostatic eliminator is constituted from a conductive resin with a surface resistance value in a range of 102? or more and less than 1011?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichiro Sakurai, Yoshiaki Kajikawa, Junichi Sudo, Koushi Yamada
  • Patent number: 11435621
    Abstract: A display device comprises a display panel; an inner plate including a rear support portion on which a rear surface of the display panel is disposed, an edge support portion which is bent at an edge portion of the rear support portion such that the edge support portion is spaced apart from an edge portion of the display panel, and an engaging end portion which is bent at and extends from an edge portion of the edge support portion; and a bottom cover including a plate support portion on which a rear surface of the rear support portion is disposed, and a side support portion which is bent at an edge portion of the plate support portion such that the engaging end portion is coupled to the side support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chanhee Park, SeungHwan Lee
  • Patent number: 11432392
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protective ionizing laminate (PIL) static eliminating device that uses a wide variety of laminate materials to protect ionizing points that eliminate static. In an embodiment, the protective encasement is made from laminate and in others it is made from a substrate onto which of electrically conductive or static dissipative material is printed or placed. The present invention includes a plurality of electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers, wherein the plurality of electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers forms a pattern and a ground in communication with the electrically conductive or static dissipative microfibers or material. The laminate materials form an encasement or enclosure of the electrically conductive or static dissipative microfibers or material and at least a portion of the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Alpha Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Larkin, Sr., William J. Larkin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11421355
    Abstract: Computer based systems and methods for designing and manufacturing consumer products, including knit footwear uppers, and the like. The system provides digital controls for the customization of knitted components, including complex multi-structured knitted components. The system simulates deformations of knit structures and allows the user to control and visualize compensations in the structure(s) of the knitted component to better match between an intended knit design and the actual physical knitted component outcome. They system may manufacture/fabricate a knitted component based on the predicted/estimated deformation behavior of the knit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Ayelet Karmon, Shoval Nir, Tom Shaked, Eyal Sheffer, Yoav Sterman
  • Patent number: 11398439
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display panel and a display device. The display panel includes a display region, a frame region surrounding the display region, a color filter substrate, and an array substrate opposite to the color filter substrate. A black matrix is disposed on a side of the color filter substrate facing the array substrate. The array substrate is provided with a grounding portion located in the frame region. The grounding portion is electrically connected to a portion of the black matrix located in the frame region through a conductive portion. The portion of the black matrix located in the frame region is provided with a first through groove surrounding the display region. The first through groove penetrates the black matrix along a thickness direction of the black matrix. A portion of the first through groove is located between the conductive portion and the display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignees: ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanan Yu, Shuai Han, Wenlong Zhang, Peng Li, Huijie Zhang, Jingyi Xu, Yanfeng Li
  • Patent number: 11393635
    Abstract: Provided is an improved overvoltage protection element. The overvoltage protection devices comprises at least one ESD protection couple comprising discharge electrodes in a plane, a gap insulator between the discharge electrodes, an overvoltage protection element parallel to the planar discharge electrodes wherein the overvoltage protection element comprises a conductor and an secondary material. The overvoltage protection element also comprises a primary insulator layer between the discharge electrodes and overvoltage protection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: KEMET Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Iain D. Kinnon, John Bultitude, Lonnie G. Jones
  • Patent number: 11385270
    Abstract: A capacitance-type sensing system for indirect contact includes a capacitance-type sensor and a grounding conductor. The capacitance-type sensor includes a sensing electrode and a driving circuit electrically connected to the sensing electrode. The driving circuit has a grounding terminal. The grounding conductor is electrically connected to the grounding terminal and configured to contact a grounding surface. A contact area of the grounding conductor is greater than or equal to 3000 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignees: Interface Technology (ChengDu) Co., Ltd., Interface Optoelectronics (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., General Interface Solution Limited
    Inventors: Hua-Yueh Hsieh, Hsuan-Yun Lee, Ching-Lin Li, Yen-Heng Huang, Teng-Chi Chang, Bo-Rong Lin
  • Patent number: 11365497
    Abstract: A system for preparing a polylactic acid (PLA) spunbond nonwoven fabric is provided. In particular, the system includes a first PLA source configured to provide a stream of molten or semi-molten PLA resin; a spin beam in fluid communication with the first PLA source, the spin beam configured to extrude and draw a plurality of PLA continuous filaments; a collection surface disposed below an outlet of the spin beam onto which the PLA continuous filaments are deposited to form the PLA spunbond nonwoven fabric; a first ionization source positioned and arranged to expose the PLA continuous filaments to ions; and a calender positioned downstream of the first ionization source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: Fitesa Germany GmbH, Fitesa Simpsonville, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Drews, Elena Novarino, Jason Hamilton, Alfredo Izzo, David Dudley Newkirk
  • Patent number: 11346327
    Abstract: A wind turbine includes a hub connected to a rotatable shaft extending in an axial direction and at least one bearing supporting the shaft against a housing, wherein the housing includes an electrically conductive cage section, which surrounds at least partially an axial segment of the shaft, wherein the cage section is connected to the shaft by at least one first conduction means and at least one second conduction means, wherein the at least one first conduction means and the at least one second conduction means are arranged spaced both from each other in the axial direction, wherein the at least one bearing is arranged between the segment of the shaft and the cage section of the housing at an axial position in between the at least one first conduction means and the at least one second con-duction means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Poul Christiansen
  • Patent number: 11283245
    Abstract: A modular ion generator device that includes a bottom portion, two opposed side portions, a front end, a back end, and a top portion. A cavity is formed within the two opposed side portions, front end, back end, and top portion. At least one electrode is positioned within the cavity, and an engagement device is engaged to the front end and/or an engagement device engaged to the back end for allowing one or more modular ion generator devices to be selectively secured to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Global Plasma Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Houston Waddell
  • Patent number: 11256299
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including: a display panel in which a display area and a non-display area located around the display area are defined; an external device which is disposed on the non-display area of the display panel; and a cover member which is disposed on the external device, wherein the external device includes a driving chip and a printed circuit film which is disposed on the non-display area of the display panel and spaced apart from the display area with the driving chip interposed between the printed circuit film and the display area in plan view, and the cover member includes a first insulating tape disposed on the external device, a first conductive tape disposed on the first insulating tape and a second insulating tape disposed on the first conductive tape, wherein the second insulating tape includes an electrostatic induction opening penetrating the second insulating tape in a thickness direction, a planar size of the first conductive tape is greater than a planar size of the second in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hee Kwon Lee
  • Patent number: 11178800
    Abstract: Provided is an improved overvoltage protection element. The overvoltage protection device comprises at least one ESD protection couple comprising discharge electrodes in a plane, a gap insulator between the discharge electrodes, an overvoltage protection element parallel to the planar discharge electrodes wherein the overvoltage protection element comprises a conductor and an secondary material. The overvoltage protection element also comprises a primary insulator layer between the discharge electrodes and overvoltage protection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: KEMET Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Lonnie G. Jones, Iain D. Kinnon, John Bultitude, Nathan A. Reed, Jeffrey W. Bell, George Michael Theis
  • Patent number: 11078608
    Abstract: The invention addresses the problem of providing a cloth that is excellent not only in flame retardancy and antistatic properties but also in appearance quality and preferably also has protection performance against electric arcs, a method for producing the same, and a textile product. A means for resolution is a cloth including a meta-type wholly aromatic polyamide fiber and an electrically conductive fiber, wherein both the meta-type wholly aromatic polyamide fiber and the electrically conductive fiber are colored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Kengo Tanaka, Hiroki Shimada, Kenji Iwashita, Kenji Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 11075093
    Abstract: A method of obtaining an elongate carrier (12) to which a plurality of circuits (14) are fixed at their outer portions. The central portions (141) of the circuits are removed while the outer portions remain fixed to the carrier. A circuit (14) is fastened to a carrier (12) where electrical conductors extend from conducting pads of the circuit through holes (121) in the carrier to conducting pads of the carrier on an opposite side of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: CARDLAB APS
    Inventors: Finn Nielsen, Henning Bonde Nielsen, Robert Bernt Giedenbacher
  • Patent number: 11071190
    Abstract: An electrostatic discharge device includes at least two conductive materials and at least one electrostatic eliminating circuit. The conductive materials are attached to the outer wall of an insulating hollow tube. The conductive materials separate from each other and overlap in a radial direction of the insulating hollow tube. Static charges are accumulated on the insulating hollow tube to form an electrostatic voltage across the conductive materials. The electrostatic eliminating circuit is electrically connected to the conductive materials and disconnected from a grounding terminal. The electrostatic eliminating circuit receives and eliminates the static charges through the conductive materials to reduce the electrostatic voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Midas Wei Trading Co., Ltd., Champion Elite Company Limited
    Inventors: Tao-Chin Wei, Yuan-Ping Liu, Yi Cheng Liu
  • Patent number: 11071189
    Abstract: A Conductive Lightning Protective Screen (CLPS) and a method for fabricating the CLPS is provided, wherein the CLPS includes a screen structure having a structure thickness of between about 0.002 inches and about 0.006 inches, wherein the screen structure includes a plurality of openings. Each of the plurality of openings are defined by a plurality of sidewalls each having a sidewall width of between about 0.005 inches and 0.009 inches, wherein each of the plurality of openings shares at least one sidewall of the plurality of sidewalls of an adjacent opening. Moreover, each of the plurality of openings includes an opening width and an opening length of substantially equal size, and wherein each of the plurality of openings include a plurality of substantially equal internal angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Astroseal Products Mfg. Corporation
    Inventor: John Sulzbach
  • Patent number: 11019230
    Abstract: A information processing device includes an operating panel that includes an operating surface on which an input operation can be performed, and a housing that includes an exterior surface and to which a rotation shaft rotatably supporting the operating panel is coupled. The operating panel includes an exposed surface where the operating panel is exposed, the exposed surface being flush with the exterior surface when the operating panel is in a housed position in which the operating panel is housed in the housing. The operating panel includes a pressing surface at one end and a following surface at another end of the exposed surface with the rotation shaft being a boundary therebetween in plan view of the exposed surface when the operating panel is in the housed position. When the pressing surface is pressed, the operating panel is rotated, and the following surface protrudes outward from the exterior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuji Moriyama, Hiroaki Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 11013105
    Abstract: An image pickup unit includes an image pickup element and a wiring board. The image pickup element includes an analog circuit. The analog circuit includes an analog ground wiring. The image pickup element is mounted on the wiring board. The wiring board includes a first ground wiring that is connected to the analog ground wiring and forms a closed loop with the analog ground wiring in a side view of the image pickup unit, and a second ground wiring that is connected to the first ground wiring via only a first via conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Wenying Ye, Yasuhiko Sano, Shinichi Nishimura, Takafumi Kishi
  • Patent number: 10982353
    Abstract: A yarn comprising a plurality of bicomponent filaments having a first region comprising a first polymer composition and a second region comprising a second polymer composition; the regions being distinct and present in the bicomponent filaments in a sheath-core structure or a side-by-side structure; wherein the first polymer composition comprises aramid polymer containing 0.5 to 20 weight percent homogeneously dispersed discrete carbon particles and the second polymer composition comprises aramid polymer being free of discrete carbon particles and having at least one homogeneously dispersed masking pigment, the yarn having a total content of 0.5 to 5 weight percent discrete carbon particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DUPONT SAFETY & CONSTRUCTION, INC.
    Inventors: Mark William Andersen, Mark T. Aronson, Christopher William Newton, Thomas Wayne Steinruck, B Lynne Wiseman, Reiyao Zhu
  • Patent number: 10955694
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a backlight module and a liquid crystal display apparatus. The backlight module includes: a light source assembly; a frame, to which at least a portion of the light source assembly is connected; and a bottom reflective sheet, at least a portion of a thickness of which is overlapped with a thickness of the frame in a thickness direction of the backlight module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongda Ma, Xinyin Wu, Yong Qiao
  • Patent number: 10917987
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for mobile management and dispersion of static electricity which has accumulated upon a human being are disclosed. FIGS. 1 through 5 depict technical features which enable mobile, untethered, convenient, aesthetic, informative, and comfortable dispersion of static electricity, resulting in reduced physical pain, automated signaling of discharge characteristics, stylish adornments, and ease of use by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Roger William Graham
  • Patent number: 10757848
    Abstract: A display device and a method for manufacturing the display device are disclosed. An edge region of the display panel of the display device includes a first region in which an exposed connection line pattern is provided and a second region in which no connection line pattern is provided, and an electrostatic layer is attached to the edge region; wherein the electrostatic shielding layer comprises an insulating material region and a conductive material region, the insulating material region contacting the first region and the conductive material region contacting the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jingyi Xu, Xin Li, Kunpeng Zhang, Yi Fan, Yanwei Ren, Yanyan Zhao, Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 10746161
    Abstract: A lightning transmission device between the rotor and the nacelle in a wind turbine, which comprises: a first electricity conductor platen, where one of its ends is separated at a distance with respect to a metal strip located at a root of each blade; a second electricity conductor platen, where one of the ends is separated a distance with respect to a gutter element; an electrical conductor between the first and second platen; an electrical insulator coupled to said first and second platens; which is also coupled to the hub of the wind turbine; and a relative displacement unit between the first and second platen, the unit configured to ensure a predefined distance between the end of the first platen and the metal strip; and between the end of the second platen and the gutter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY, S.L.
    Inventors: Ion Arocena De La Rua, Ignacio Azcona Perez, Irune Moriana Garcia, Victor March Nomen
  • Patent number: 10734790
    Abstract: A composite electronic component includes an element part and an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection part disposed on the element part. The ESD protection part includes first and second discharge electrodes having a gap formed therebetween, a discharge layer disposed between the first and second discharge electrodes and in the gap, and a multilayer insulating layer covering the discharge layer and including at least two insulating layers having different breakdown voltage (BDV) values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hye Hun Park, Kwang Jik Lee, Ju Hwan Yang, Jung Wook Seo, Sang Moon Lee
  • Patent number: 10680415
    Abstract: An ESD protection device includes first and second discharge electrodes and a discharge auxiliary electrode that is electrically connected to the first and second discharge electrodes. The first and second discharge electrodes are located on or in an insulating substrate to at least partially face each other. The discharge auxiliary electrode includes first metal particles, second metal particles, and a binding agent. The first metal particles have a core-shell structure including a core section mainly including a first metal and a shell section which mainly includes an oxide of a second metal and which includes at least one portion with a cavity. The second metal particles have a core-shell structure including a core section mainly including the first metal and a shell section which mainly includes the oxide of the second metal and which has no cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Hongo, Takahiro Sumi, Takeshi Miki, Jun Adachi, Takayuki Tsukizawa, Takashi Noma
  • Patent number: 10583639
    Abstract: An article includes a plurality of stacked sheets. Each sheet includes a film having a first side, with a print receptive or primed layer, and a second side, with an optional release treated layer; and a bonding layer that is coated at 100% solids on the first side of the film to releasably attach a second side of a film of an overlying sheet to the first side of an underlying sheet. Each sheet is stacked upon another sheet such that except for a topmost sheet of the stack the bonding layer is in contact with the second side of a film of an overlying sheet. The bonding layer of the topmost sheet defines an outer surface of the stack that protects the topmost sheet of the stack from environmental damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: VAMPIRE OPTICAL COATING, INC.
    Inventor: Tom Faris
  • Patent number: 10582630
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for mobile management and dispersion of static electricity which has accumulated upon a human being are disclosed. FIGS. 1 through 5 depict technical features which enable mobile, untethered, convenient, aesthetic, informative, and comfortable dispersion of static electricity, resulting in reduced physical pain, automated signaling of discharge characteristics, stylish adornments, and ease of use by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Roger Graham
  • Patent number: 10564190
    Abstract: Disclosed is a charge plate monitor for eliminating a stray capacitor in a relay switch by using a voltage feedback method, and an operation method thereof. The charge plate monitor includes: a measurement plate unit including a conductive plate, a ground surface, and an insulator provided between the conductive plate and the ground surface; a noncontact electrometer provided between the conductive plate and the ground surface of the measurement plate unit and detecting an electrical potential of the conductive plate; a measurement unit reading or passing the electrical potential of the conductive plate detected by the noncontact electrometer; and a voltage feedback circuit unit that feeds the electrical potential of the conductive plate passed by the measurement unit back, and applying the electrical potential to a terminal of a relay switch terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: DONG IL TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Joo Hun Yun, Tae Hoon Moon, Hyeon Wook Choi
  • Patent number: 10568194
    Abstract: A common mode filter includes a body including a filter portion and an electrostatic protection portion, first to fourth external electrodes disposed on an external surface of the body, a ground electrode disposed on the external surface of the body, a first coil included in the filter portion and electrically connected to the first and second external electrodes, and a second coil included in the filter portion and electrically connected to the third and fourth external electrodes. The electrostatic protection portion includes discharge electrodes electrically connected to at least one of the first to fourth external electrodes and the ground electrode, a discharge part including conductive particles, a first organic-inorganic composite insulating layer disposed on the discharge electrodes and the discharge part, a magnetic cover layer disposed on the first organic-inorganic composite insulating layer, and a first inorganic insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Jik Lee, Sang Moon Lee, Hye Hun Park, Ju Hwan Yang, Jung Wook Seo
  • Patent number: 10562144
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dental machine tool, in particular a dental milling machine (10), having a tool (12) that is changeable in particular via a tool bank (16), and a workpiece holder (14) for receiving a workpiece such as a dental blank made of ceramic, composite or plastics material such as PMMA, and having a housing (24) which is closable during machining by the machine tool, and having a negative-pressure connection to the housing (24). At least one air nozzle (30) that is fitted on or in the housing (24) is directed towards the workpiece and/or the workpiece holder (14) and/or the tool (12) and/or the tool bank (16) and/or a pane of a front flap of the machine tool. Said air nozzle (30) is equipped with at least one electrode for generating an electric field in the region of the nozzle or in front of the latter, and at least one nozzle comprising at least one electrode is directed towards that side of the workpiece or of the workpiece holder (14) on which the tool (12) machines the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Vadim Bodgan, Sascha Cramer Von Clausbruch
  • Patent number: 10549865
    Abstract: A lightning protected gas turbine engine includes an engine mount structure, an engine case, a gas turbine engine, and a conductive rod. The engine mount structure has at least one engine mounting pad thereon, and the engine case is coupled to the engine mount structure. The gas turbine engine is disposed within the engine case and includes at least a rotationally mounted shaft. The conductive rod has a first end and a second end, and extends through the engine case and into the gas turbine engine. The first end of the conductive rod is electrically coupled to the shaft, and the second end of the conductive rod is electrically coupled to the at least one engine mounting pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10545281
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a backlight device includes a case including a bottom plate formed from a metal plate, a plurality of side plates formed of metal plates along side edges of the bottom plate and a plurality of resin members each embedded into a gap between each adjacent pair of the side plates to form a corner portion, a light guide in the case, an optical sheet on the light guide, and a light source unit in the case, configured to emit light to enter the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Sugiyama, Koji Hiramoto, Kazunari Nishita
  • Patent number: 10542617
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a printed circuit board having a terminal formed thereon, an image sensor electrically connected to the terminal, and a metal casing enclosing a surface of the image sensor, wherein the metal casing comprises a first portion spaced apart from the printed circuit board by a first distance and a second portion spaced apart from the printed circuit board by a second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hwa-Joong Jung, Man-Ho Kim, Hyung-Jin Rho, Dong-Youl Park, Ki-Huk Lee, Yong-Hwan Choi
  • Patent number: 10513238
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (10) for fastening a gas generator (11) in an oscillatory manner as a vibration damping mass inside an airbag module. A fastening ring (12) provided for fastening the gas generator (11) has at least one elastic section (14) and at least one reinforcement insert (15) for reinforcing the fastening ring (12) and securing the fastening ring (12) to the gas generator. A surface of the reinforcement insert (15) is made at least in part of plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: TRW AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Constantin Von Roden, Gregor Eck, Holger Oechel
  • Patent number: 10470283
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, a discharge circuit for a USB connector configured to discharge a voltage of a pin (e.g., a VBUS pin) of the USB connector. The discharge circuit can include a discharge load to discharge the voltage of the pin; a first control circuit to adjust the magnitude of the discharge load during discharging, such that power consumption generated by the discharge load meets a first preset condition and a discharge time is within a first preset range, the first preset condition indicating that the generated power consumption does not trigger Over Temperature Protection (OTP); and a second control circuit to detect whether the voltage of the pin is changed based on a reference voltage during discharging and adjust the magnitude of the discharge load in response to the change, such that a slew rate of the voltage of the first pin is within a second preset range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
    Inventors: WeiMing Sun, Jianli Chen
  • Patent number: 10403584
    Abstract: An ESD protection device includes an insulating ceramic body including a cavity, first and second discharge electrodes disposed so as to partially face each other with the cavity interposed therebetween, and a supporting electrode disposed so as to be at least partially exposed to the cavity and to be electrically connected to the first and second discharge electrodes. A void isolated from the cavity is provided in at least a portion of a boundary region between at least one of the first and second discharge electrodes, the supporting electrode, and the insulating ceramic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Adachi, Takeshi Miki, Takahiro Sumi
  • Patent number: 10389105
    Abstract: An overvoltage protection element and a method for producing an overvoltage protection element is disclosed. In an embodiment, the overvoltage protection element includes a first electrode, a second electrode and a discharge region arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein a porous discharge dielectric is arranged in the discharge region, and wherein the overvoltage protection element is configured to discharge a gas in pores of the discharge dielectric and produce an electrically conductive connection between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Manfred Schweinzger, Stefan Obermair, Pavol Dudesek
  • Patent number: 10369954
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (18) for securing a gas generator (14) in an oscillating manner as a vibration-absorbing mass inside an airbag module (10). The invention is characterized in that a securing ring is provided for securing to the gas generator (14), said ring being open at least in sections in the radial direction by a continuous, radially outwardly directed annular gap and is provided with at least one axially oriented damping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TRW AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Gregor Eck, Constantin Von Roden
  • Patent number: 10343791
    Abstract: An aircraft component incorporated in a current return network (CRN) employs a composite structural element having a web. At least one flange is connected to the web. At least one metallic conductive layer is integrated with and extends the length of the web. The at least one metallic layer is configured to electrically bond to an aircraft system and provide a ground path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Quynhgiao Le, Robert B. Greegor, Brent A. Whiting, Carol E. Anway, Kim M. Larson