Specific Conduction Means Or Dissipator Patents (Class 361/220)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10271413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrostatic discharge protection device containing a first insulating substrate and a second insulating substrate; a first opposing electrode and a second opposing electrode which two are disposed between the first insulating substrate and the second insulating substrate; external electrodes connected to the first opposing electrode and the second opposing electrode; and a discharge inducing section disposed apart from the front end of the first opposing electrode and the front end of the second opposing electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Suzuki, Takahiro Fujimori, Masaharu Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 10192817
    Abstract: An electrostatic discharge protection element is provided, which leads out the electrostatic discharge current between an internal circuit and an input/output terminal in the event of electrostatic discharge. The electrostatic discharge protection element includes an I/O pad, conductor, and a gap structure. The I/O pad is connected between the I/O terminal and the internal circuit, and the conductor is connected to a ground terminal. The gap structure is disposed between the I/O pad and the conductor, which is configured to establish a path from the I/O pad to the conductor connected to the ground terminal for conducting the electrostatic discharge current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Tay-Her Tsaur, Cheng-Cheng Yen
  • Patent number: 10179089
    Abstract: A kit for discharging electrons from a mammal such as human comprise at least two electrically conductive acupuncture needles. The needles are adapted for creating an electrical connection with subcutaneous tissue of the mammal. There is an electrically conductive pad with electrically conductive pad wires, one for each needle for connection to the respective needle to the pad. Electrically conductive grounding wire is provided for electrically grounding the pad. Helical wires for placement around the acupuncture needles can be used to enhance electrically conductivity. The kit is designed, when assembled and used to treat a mammal, for withdrawing excess electrons from the mammals for improved health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Le Trinh Hoang, D.O., Inc.
    Inventor: Le Trinh Hoang
  • Patent number: 10181772
    Abstract: A shaft grounding apparatus including a grounding rope in electrical contact with ground, and an adjustable rope guide configured to guide the grounding rope on an electrically conductive surface of a rotating shaft of an electric machine. The adjustable rope guide includes a plurality of articulating segments configured to provide the adjustable rope guide with a variable radius of curvature to closely follow a radius of curvature of the rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: CUTSFORTH, INC.
    Inventor: Robert S. Cutsforth
  • Patent number: 10175727
    Abstract: Provided are an electric shock protection device and a mobile electronic apparatus including the same. The electric shock protection device is disposed between a human contactable conductor and an internal circuit unit of an electronic device, in order to pass static electricity without causing dielectric breakdown when the static electricity is introduced from the conductor, and block a leakage electric current of an external power source introduced from a ground of the circuit unit, the following formula is satisfied: Vbr>Vin where Vbr is a breakdown voltage of the electric shock protection device, and Vin is a rated voltage of an external power source of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: AMOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun-Suh Yu, Kyu Hwan Park, Tong Gi Kim, Gui Nam Sun, Jae Su Ryu, Byung Guk Lim, Rieon Kim
  • Patent number: 10153104
    Abstract: The present invention provides a key structure with electrostatic discharge protection, including a key cap; a metal support panel; a support element, connecting the key cap and the metal support panel and capable of guiding the key cap to move up and down relative to the metal support panel; and a membrane circuit board, disposed on the metal support panel. The membrane circuit board includes: a first membrane layer, having a first surface and a second surface; a second membrane layer, having a third surface and a fourth surface; and an electrostatic protection structure, including: a first conductive layer, formed on a first surface of the first membrane layer; a second conductive layer, formed between the second surface of the first membrane layer and the third surface of the second membrane layer; and a third conductive layer, formed on the fourth surface of the second membrane layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD
    Inventor: Lei-Lung Tsai
  • Patent number: 10098244
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes: a display unit which includes a display panel that displays an image on a front face, and a chassis disposed on a back face of the display panel and holding the display panel; and a first frame member disposed along at least a portion of a front periphery of the display panel, wherein the first frame member includes: a front portion disposed on the front face of the display panel; and a folding portion connected to the front portion, and having an end portion which is disposed at a back face side of the chassis by being bent, the end portion being a distal end portion relative to the front portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10043049
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fingerprint sensing device comprising a sensing chip comprising an array of capacitive sensing elements. The sensing device comprises a coating material arranged in a layer on top of the array of sensing elements and comprising a plurality of cavities filled with a dielectric material. The dielectric material comprises reduced graphene oxide. Locations of the cavities correspond to locations of the sensing elements such that a cross-section area of a cavity covers at least a portion of an area of a corresponding sensing element. A dielectric constant of the dielectric material is higher than a dielectric constant of the coating material. The invention also relates to a sensing device where the dielectric coating layer containing reduced graphene oxide comprises trenches corresponding to areas between the sensing pixels filled with a fill material, where the dielectric coating layer has a higher dielectric constant than the fill material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FINGERPRINT CARDS AB
    Inventors: Karl Lundahl, Hanna Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10021772
    Abstract: An electro-static discharge protection structure adapted to be utilized in an electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a printed circuit board, and a connector. The electro-static discharge protection structure includes a first discharge circuit and a discharge device. The first discharge circuit is electrically connected to the housing. The discharge device is connected to the first discharge circuit. The discharge device includes a discharge plate which includes a plurality of charge entry points and a plurality of charge exit points. The connector is disposed between the discharge device and the printed circuit board. An electronic device including the electro-static discharge protection structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Shan Hung, Wei-Cheng Lin, Ping-Cheng Peng, Hong-Kuei Lee, Chi-Fang Weng, Tzu-En Cheng, Hui-Yu Li
  • Patent number: 10014249
    Abstract: A circuit board and a smart card module and a smart card employing the circuit board are provided. The circuit board includes a substrate and a pad region provided on the substrate. The pad region is configured for mounting an electronic component. The pad region comprises a plurality of pads spaced from each other and traces connected to their respective pads. At least one of the traces comprises an extension which extends along a perimeter of the pad region. The present invention provides a reliable adhesion between the chip and pad region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Dominic John Ward, Rong Zhang, Yi Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 9842243
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fingerprint sensing device comprising a sensing chip comprising an array of capacitive sensing elements. The sensing device comprises a coating material arranged in a layer on top of the array of sensing elements, the coating material comprising a plurality of cavities filled with a mold material; wherein locations of the cavities correspond to locations of the sensing elements, such that a cross-section area of a cavity covers at least a portion of an area of a corresponding sensing element; and wherein a dielectric constant of the mold material is higher than a dielectric constant of the coating material. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: FINGERPRINT CARDS AB
    Inventor: Karl Lundahl
  • Patent number: 9745674
    Abstract: Spun yarns, fabrics, and garments with a balance of high thermal and comfort properties are disclosed. Spun yarns made with an intimate blend of fibers including flame resistant fiber, hydrophilic fibers, and anti-static fibers are described. The unique combination of fibers in the spun yarn and fabrics made therefrom provide a balance of high thermal properties, including flame resistance and thermal shrinkage resistance, as well as moisture management properties to provide both protection and comfort to the wearer. In addition, a spun yarn and fabric made therefrom may be dye accepting and/or can be printed thereon. In one embodiment, printable or dye accepting aramid fiber, or producer dyed meta-aramid is utilized in the spun yarn. A fabric made with the spun yarn may have pre-wash softness that makes it comfortable to wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: DRIFIRE, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Winfred Hines, James Jonathan Bailey
  • Patent number: 9703326
    Abstract: Provided is an electric shock protection device disposed between a human body contactable conductor and an internal circuit unit of an electronic device. The electric shock protection device includes: a sintered body where a plurality of sheet layers stacked; an electric shock protection unit including at least one pair of inner electrodes disposed spaced a predetermined interval apart from each other inside the sintered body and a pore disposed between the inner electrodes; and at least one capacitor layer configured to pass communication signals flowing from the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AMOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tong Gi Kim, Jun-Suh Yu, Kyu Hwan Park, Gui Nam Sun, Jae Su Ryu, Seung Chul Lee
  • Patent number: 9679186
    Abstract: A capacitance detecting device for fingerprint identification and a fingerprint identification apparatus are provided. The device includes a conductive border; a detecting screen, comprising: a plurality of detecting units, in which each detecting unit includes: a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, a third conductive layer and a fourth conductive layer; a detecting module, configured to charge a sensing capacitance between the first conductive layer and a finger in contact with the detecting screen and a feedback capacitance between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer at a sampling stage, to control electric charges of the sensing capacitance and the feedback capacitance to transfer to an integrating capacitance between the third conductive layer and the fourth conductive layer at an integral stage, to measure a voltage variation of the integrating capacitance at the integral stage and to calculate the sensing capacitance according to the voltage variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: BYD Company Limited
    Inventors: Zibao Zhang, Jie Zhang, Yun Yang
  • Patent number: 9666976
    Abstract: A portable cable assembly includes a first connection port, a second connection port, a cable, an absorptive element, a shell and a sleeve. The first connection port has a first base portion and a first mating portion, the first base portion defines a containing groove in an outer surface thereof. The second connection port has a second base portion and a second mating portion. Two ends of the cable are connected with the first base portion and the second base portion. the absorptive element is accommodated in the containing groove. The shell surrounds the first base portion and the absorptive element. The sleeve is capable of sliding to sleeve the first connection port and the second connection port therein, and the sleeve can be absorbed on the shell by the absorptive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gen-Yuan Chang, Shuo-Yuan Jan, Kun-Wei Tsai, Shou-Fu Kuo
  • Patent number: 9639722
    Abstract: An object management system that includes at least one object identification device to be secured to an associated object. The object identification devices provide radio frequency signals containing object identification codes. The system includes at least one user identification device providing a radio frequency signal containing a user identification code and a control unit having a reader for receiving and reading the signals provided by the user identification devices and the object identification devices. One aspect provides a remote unit that communicates directly with the control unit to receive information associated with a condition of the object management system at a location remote from the control unit. The remote unit is further configured to be carried by a user and configured to communicate information and/or an alert to the user, wherein the information and/or the alert is associated with the condition of the object management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Eitan Landau, Amir Katz, Ori Goren
  • Patent number: 9610127
    Abstract: A protective container for holding a reusable control part of a transcutaneous sensor system for detecting at least one analyte in a bodily fluid is disclosed. The control part includes at least one coupling, which has at least one sensor coupling for connection to at least one transcutaneous sensor. The protective container has at least one container housing. The control part can be held in the container housing. The container housing is adapted to shield the control part from environmental influences. The container housing also has at least one connector which can be connected to the coupling and seals the latter in a media-tight fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Heck, Bernd Roesicke, Gerhard Frisch
  • Patent number: 9539964
    Abstract: The invention relates to an earthing element for the filler pipe of a motor vehicle, and also to a mouthpiece on a filler pipe of a motor vehicle. The earthing element is in the form of an earthing strap (7) which is composed of an electrically conductive polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jörg Koith
  • Patent number: 9526162
    Abstract: A board assembly includes: a circuit board; a shield member coupled to the circuit board to face the circuit board; and at least one socket for a storage medium which is mounted on the circuit board. The shield member includes an opening that exposes the entirety of the socket to the outside. The board assembly forms an opening in a dual recess structure to accommodate the socket. Thus, the board assembly may contribute to the reduction of the thickness of an electronic device while being stacked with a battery. Further, the entire socket is exposed to the outside of the shield member, the storage medium may be easily removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Su Jung, Sang-Hyeon Kim, Young-Tae Kim, Hong-Beom Kim, Il-Sung Jeong
  • Patent number: 9507992
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensing device comprises a sensing chip comprising an array of capacitive sensing elements. The sensing device comprises a coating material arranged in a layer on top of the array of sensing elements, the coating material comprising a plurality of cavities filled with an adhesive; wherein locations of the cavities correspond to locations of the sensing elements, such that a cross-section area of a cavity covers at least a portion of an area of a corresponding sensing element; and wherein a dielectric constant of the adhesive is higher than a dielectric constant of the coating material; and a protective plate attached to the sensing chip by means of the adhesive. Another sensing device is disclosed, where the coating layer comprises trenches filled with an adhesive, and where the coating has a higher dielectric constant than the adhesive. Associated methods of manufacturing are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: FINGERPRINT CARDS AB
    Inventor: Karl Lundahl
  • Patent number: 9502891
    Abstract: Provided is an ESD protection device that can suppress degradation of discharge characteristics caused by repeated discharge. The ESD protection device comprises (a) a ceramic multilayer substrate 12 in which a plurality of ceramic layers are stacked, (b) a cavity 13 formed inside the ceramic multilayer substrate 12, (c) at least one pair of discharge electrodes 14, 15 including opposing portions 14t, 15t that are formed along an inner surface of the cavity 13 and that face each other with a spacing held therebetween, and (d) outer electrodes formed on a surface of the ceramic multilayer substrate 12 and connected to the discharge electrodes 14, 15. At least one of the opposing portions 14t, 15t of the discharge electrodes 14, 15 is connected to one end portion of a via conductor 22, 23 penetrating through the ceramic layer of the ceramic multilayer substrate 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihito Otsubo
  • Patent number: 9448254
    Abstract: The invention is an apparatus and a process, the apparatus of the invention is an intelligent system configured to test the efficacy of electrostatic discharge devices that includes a touch screen display, a microcomputer, and resident persistent non-volatile memory. Preferred embodiments use the persistent resident memory to store a plurality of test data from a plurality of tests correlated as a data base. The apparatus of the invention in certain embodiments operates as a WEB host wherein remote users may view ESD test data in various ways. The process of the invention relates to the configuration of the apparatus of the invention to at least display test data from a plurality of electrostatic dissipation device tests. The process of the invention may also include the configuration of test settings, or email notification metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Botron Co. Inc.
    Inventor: Sovann Samreth
  • Patent number: 9414474
    Abstract: An electrostatic discharge device is provided for a removable electronic element. The removable electronic element is suitable for being inserted into a recess of a reading terminal for the removable electronic element. The discharge device includes a means for insertion into the reading recess subsequent to mounting of the reading terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: INGENICO GROUP
    Inventors: Sylvain Barneron, Alain Soubirane
  • Patent number: 9405159
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a touch liquid crystal display device, a liquid crystal display panel, an array substrate and a color film substrate, and belongs to the field of liquid crystal display. The touch liquid crystal display panel includes an array substrate and a color film substrate, on said array substrate is formed a GOA circuit, and at the outer side of said color film substrate is formed a touch signal transmission line. The touch liquid crystal display panel further comprises a shielding electrode located between said GOA circuit and said touch signal transmission line, said shielding electrode being used for shielding the interference caused by the clock signal of said GOA circuit to the touch sensing signal on said touch signal transmission line. The present disclosure can reduce the interference caused by the clock signal of said GOA circuit to the touch sensing signal on said touch signal transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yunsik Im, Teng Ye, Lijun Zhao, Yaohu Liu
  • Patent number: 9401592
    Abstract: A discharge circuit for an electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter is provided. The discharge circuit includes a switch circuit, a control circuit, and a detection circuit. The switch circuit is coupled to an X-capacitor of the EMI filter. The control circuit is coupled to the switch circuit and configured to turn on the switch circuit in a predetermined period to provide a discharge path. The detection circuit is coupled to the discharge path. In the predetermined period, the detection circuit detects whether a cross point occurs between a discharge voltage signal on the discharge path and a reference voltage signal to generate a detection signal which is provided to the control circuit. When the detection circuit detects that the cross point does not occur, the control circuit continuously turns on the switch circuit according to the detection signal after the predetermined period has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: FAIRCHILD (TAIWAN) CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuan-Pu Lee, Chi-Chen Chung, Chen-Hua Chiu, Wei-Hsuan Huang
  • Patent number: 9368253
    Abstract: An ESD protection device having high insulation reliability and good discharge properties is provided. In producing an ESD protection device that includes a first discharge electrode and a second discharge electrode arranged to oppose each other, a discharge supporting electrode formed so as to span between the first and second discharge electrodes, and an insulator substrate that retains the first and second discharge electrodes and the discharge supporting electrode, a paste for forming a discharge supporting electrode is used and this paste contains, in addition to a powder of an alkali metal compound and/or an alkaline earth metal compound, a metal powder with a network-forming oxide adhered to particle surfaces, a metal powder and a semiconductor powder with a network-forming oxide adhered to particle surfaces, or a metal powder with a network-forming oxide adhered to particle surfaces and a semiconductor powder with a network-forming oxide adhered to particle surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Sumi, Jun Adachi, Takayuki Tsukizawa
  • Patent number: 9298293
    Abstract: A portable electronic apparatus includes a housing having a first face and first and second side faces, the first and second side faces rising from the first face, and at least a concave portion is configured by the first side face, the first face and the second side face; a display, at least a part of the display being accommodated in the concave portion; a touch panel that is positioned on the display and is capable of detecting at least a distance to an indicator; first and second sheet metal members respectively disposed on the first and second side faces, at least a part of the first and second sheet metal members facing a side face of the display; a third sheet metal member disposed on the first face; and a cover glass that covers at least the display, the first sheet metal member, and the second sheet metal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Mitsuru Satou
  • Patent number: 9298324
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a capacitive touch input element that is formed of a recess in a substrate. The size and shape of the recess are chosen such that a finger of a user will not contact the bottom or minima point of the recess, thereby, requiring pressure to be applied by the finger in order to make contact. Beneath the substrate is a capacitive sensing electrode designed to concentrate an electric field toward the minima point of the recess such that the finger must make contact with the minima point to effect a change in capacitance causing the capacitive touch element to provide input to an appropriate application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Isaiah Rowe, Lakshman Rathnam
  • Patent number: 9236734
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of forming an electric field gap device, such as a lateral field emission ESD protection structure, in which a cathode layer is formed between dielectric layers. Anode channels are formed and they are lined with a sacrificial dielectric layer. Conductive anode pillars are formed in the anode channels, and then the sacrificial dielectric layer is etched away in the vicinity of the anode pillars. The etching leaves a suspended portion of the cathode layer which defines a lateral gap to an adjacent anode pillar. This portion has a sharp end face defined by the corners of the cathode layer and the lateral gap can be defined accurately as it corresponds to the thickness of the sacrificial dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Michael in 't Zandt, Klaus Reimann, Olaf Wunnicke