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1.

Integrating biosensor to compression shirt textile and interconnect method

      
Application Number 15077278
Grant Number 10993635
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-03-22
First Publication Date 2021-05-04
Grant Date 2021-05-04
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Uy, William
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Cheung, Dason
  • Lian, Jie
  • Biederman, Christian
  • Mohammed, Anwar
  • Kurwa, Murad

Abstract

An electronic sensor device has one or more sensor electrodes and one or more electrical conductors printed on a substrate. Textile layers are attached on either side of the substrate with access to the electrical conductors provided by a conductive snap assembly. The substrate can be a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) film. The sensor can be a biosensor, and the biosensor is attached to a compression textile, such as a compression shirt, and electrically interconnected using printed conductive ink interconnects to a conductive snap button.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/0416 - Electrodes specially adapted therefor connected by means of snap fasteners
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

2.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING SOCIAL MEDIA WITH AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number 16998743
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-08-20
First Publication Date 2021-03-04
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Dourado, Saulo Correia
  • De Paz, Alexander

Abstract

An Intelligent Television provides unique user interfaces and user interface interactions to provide social media. The interfaces and interface are intuitive and allow the user to quickly retrieve and view social media with respect to content displayed on the Intelligent Television. Further, intuitive user interface interactions are provided to allow for the quick and efficient posting of social media from the Intelligent Television to a social media site.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • H04N 21/433 - Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request or caching operations
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/4725 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content using interactive regions of the image, e.g. hot spots
  • H04N 21/40 - Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/85 - Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/25 - Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication or learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • H04N 21/24 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. monitoring of server load, available bandwidth or upstream requests
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/41 - Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
  • H04N 17/04 - Diagnosis, testing or measuring for television systems or their details for receivers
  • H04N 5/50 - Tuning indicators; Automatic tuning control
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/437 - Interfacing the upstream path of the transmission network, e.g. for transmitting client requests to a VOD server
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/485 - End-user interface for client configuration
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/4788 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application communicating with other users, e.g. chatting
  • H04N 21/475 - End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. PIN [Personal Identification Number] or preference data
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors
  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • H04N 21/8358 - Generation of protective data, e.g. certificates involving watermark
  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04N 21/488 - Data services, e.g. news ticker
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04N 21/439 - Processing of audio elementary streams
  • H04N 21/435 - Processing of additional data, e.g. decrypting of additional data or reconstructing software from modules extracted from the transport stream
  • H04N 21/432 - Content retrieval operation from a local storage medium, e.g. hard-disk
  • H04N 21/47 - End-user applications
  • H04L 12/58 - Message switching systems
  • H04N 21/45 - Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies 
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry
  • H04N 5/45 - Picture in picture
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/2543 - Billing
  • H04N 21/441 - Acquiring end-user identification
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/4415 - Acquiring end-user identification using biometric characteristics of the user, e.g. by voice recognition or fingerprint scanning
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • H04N 21/231 - Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

3.

AUTOMATIC INJECTION DEVICE HAVING A MAGNETIC DRIVE SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17016153
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-09
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Barmaimon, Eyal
  • Shtram, Lior
  • Kalisch, Boaz
  • Bellan, Ronny
  • Cohen, Nadav
  • Finkman, Shai
  • Harel, Yuvai

Abstract

An automatic injection device has an insertion needle configured to be inserted into a patient and a drug container which contains a pharmaceutical product. The drug container includes a plunger. The automatic injection device also has a fluid path which fluidly connects the drug container to the insertion needle. The automatic injection device further has a drive system configured to cause linear movement of the plunger to force the pharmaceutical product into the fluid path. The drive system has a driving element and a movable element. The automatic injection device additionally has electronics configured to provide a signal to the drive system to move the plunger. The movable element has an outer magnet at least partially surrounding the drug container and an inner magnet inside the drug container.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61M 5/145 - Pressure infusion, e.g. using pumps using pressurised reservoirs, e.g. by means of pistons
  • A61M 5/142 - Pressure infusion, e.g. using pumps
  • A61M 5/20 - Automatic syringes, e.g. with automatically actuated piston rod, with automatic needle injection, filling automatically
  • A61M 5/315 - Pistons; Piston-rods; Guiding, blocking or restricting the movement of the rod; Appliances on the rod for facilitating dosing

4.

CURRENT CONTROLLED AMPLIFIER

      
Application Number 17009137
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-01
First Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Brinlee, Antony E.

Abstract

A circuit arrangement is disclosed for controlling the switching of a field effect transistor (FET). A current controlled amplifier may be configured to amplify a current in a current sense device to generate an amplified current, wherein the current in the current sense device indicates a current through the FET. A comparator may be coupled to the current sense amplifier to compare a voltage corresponding to the amplified current with a voltage reference and to generate a comparator output based on the comparison, wherein the comparator output controls whether the FET is on or off.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H03K 17/16 - Modifications for eliminating interference voltages or currents
  • H02M 3/335 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only
  • H03K 17/082 - Modifications for protecting switching circuit against overcurrent or overvoltage by feedback from the output to the control circuit
  • H03K 3/012 - Modifications of generator to improve response time or to decrease power consumption
  • H03K 17/687 - Electronic switching or gating, i.e. not by contact-making and -breaking characterised by the use of specified components by the use, as active elements, of semiconductor devices the devices being field-effect transistors
  • H03K 3/0233 - Bistable circuits
  • H03K 17/14 - Modifications for compensating variations of physical values, e.g. of temperature

5.

Current controlled amplifier

      
Application Number 16781097
Grant Number 10763850
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-04
First Publication Date 2020-06-04
Grant Date 2020-09-01
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Brinlee, Antony E.

Abstract

A circuit arrangement is disclosed for controlling the switching of a field effect transistor (FET). A current controlled amplifier may be configured to amplify a current in a current sense device to generate an amplified current, wherein the current in the current sense device indicates a current through the FET. A comparator may be coupled to the current sense amplifier to compare a voltage corresponding to the amplified current with a voltage reference and to generate a comparator output based on the comparison, wherein the comparator output controls whether the FET is on or off.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05F 3/30 - Regulators using the difference between the base-emitter voltages of two bipolar transistors operating at different current densities
  • G05F 3/16 - Regulating voltage or current wherein the variable is dc using uncontrolled devices with non-linear characteristics being semiconductor devices
  • H03K 17/16 - Modifications for eliminating interference voltages or currents
  • H03K 17/14 - Modifications for compensating variations of physical values, e.g. of temperature
  • H03K 3/0233 - Bistable circuits
  • H03K 17/687 - Electronic switching or gating, i.e. not by contact-making and -breaking characterised by the use of specified components by the use, as active elements, of semiconductor devices the devices being field-effect transistors
  • H03K 3/012 - Modifications of generator to improve response time or to decrease power consumption
  • H03K 17/082 - Modifications for protecting switching circuit against overcurrent or overvoltage by feedback from the output to the control circuit
  • H02M 3/335 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only
  • H03K 17/691 - Electronic switching or gating, i.e. not by contact-making and -breaking characterised by the use of specified components by the use, as active elements, of semiconductor devices the devices being field-effect transistors with galvanic isolation between the control circuit and the output circuit using transformer coupling
  • H03K 17/18 - Modifications for indicating state of switch

6.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACES IN AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number 16681428
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-11-12
First Publication Date 2020-05-14
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • De Paz, Alexander
  • Soto, Salvador

Abstract

An intelligent television can provide various interfaces for navigating processes associated with providing content. The user interfaces include unique visual representations and organizations that allow the user to utilize the intelligent television more easily and more effectively. Particularly, the user interfaces pertain to the display of media content, electronic programming guide information, television content, and other content. Further, the user interfaces provide unique process of transitioning between the content.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04N 21/231 - Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server
  • H04N 21/4415 - Acquiring end-user identification using biometric characteristics of the user, e.g. by voice recognition or fingerprint scanning
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/475 - End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. PIN [Personal Identification Number] or preference data
  • H04N 21/441 - Acquiring end-user identification
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • H04N 21/2543 - Billing
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 5/45 - Picture in picture
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry
  • H04N 21/45 - Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies 
  • H04L 12/58 - Message switching systems
  • H04N 21/47 - End-user applications
  • H04N 21/432 - Content retrieval operation from a local storage medium, e.g. hard-disk
  • H04N 21/435 - Processing of additional data, e.g. decrypting of additional data or reconstructing software from modules extracted from the transport stream
  • H04N 21/433 - Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request or caching operations
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04N 21/439 - Processing of audio elementary streams
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/488 - Data services, e.g. news ticker
  • H04N 21/485 - End-user interface for client configuration
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • H04N 21/8358 - Generation of protective data, e.g. certificates involving watermark
  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors
  • H04N 21/4788 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application communicating with other users, e.g. chatting
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04N 21/437 - Interfacing the upstream path of the transmission network, e.g. for transmitting client requests to a VOD server
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 5/50 - Tuning indicators; Automatic tuning control
  • H04N 17/04 - Diagnosis, testing or measuring for television systems or their details for receivers
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 21/24 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. monitoring of server load, available bandwidth or upstream requests
  • H04N 21/25 - Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication or learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/85 - Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/40 - Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
  • H04N 21/4725 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content using interactive regions of the image, e.g. hot spots

7.

Systems and methods for providing video on demand in an intelligent television

      
Application Number 16591393
Grant Number 10990188
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-02
First Publication Date 2020-04-02
Grant Date 2021-04-27
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Dourado, Saulo Correia
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv

Abstract

An intelligent television can provide various interfaces for providing video-on-demand (VOD). The user interfaces include unique visual representations and organizations that allow the user to utilize the intelligent television more easily and more effectively. Particularly, the user interfaces pertain to the display of VOD content and better organizations thereof. Further, the user interfaces provide unique process of transitioning between the VOD content.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/25 - Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication or learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/266 - Channel or content management, e.g. generation and management of keys and entitlement messages in a conditional access system or merging a VOD unicast channel into a multicast channel
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • H04N 21/433 - Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request or caching operations
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/4725 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content using interactive regions of the image, e.g. hot spots
  • H04N 21/40 - Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/85 - Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • H04N 21/24 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. monitoring of server load, available bandwidth or upstream requests
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/41 - Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
  • H04N 17/04 - Diagnosis, testing or measuring for television systems or their details for receivers
  • H04N 5/50 - Tuning indicators; Automatic tuning control
  • H04N 21/437 - Interfacing the upstream path of the transmission network, e.g. for transmitting client requests to a VOD server
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/485 - End-user interface for client configuration
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/4788 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application communicating with other users, e.g. chatting
  • H04N 21/475 - End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. PIN [Personal Identification Number] or preference data
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors
  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • H04N 21/8358 - Generation of protective data, e.g. certificates involving watermark
  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04N 21/488 - Data services, e.g. news ticker
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04N 21/439 - Processing of audio elementary streams
  • H04N 21/435 - Processing of additional data, e.g. decrypting of additional data or reconstructing software from modules extracted from the transport stream
  • H04N 21/432 - Content retrieval operation from a local storage medium, e.g. hard-disk
  • H04N 21/47 - End-user applications
  • H04L 12/58 - Message switching systems
  • H04N 21/45 - Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies 
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry
  • H04N 5/45 - Picture in picture
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/2543 - Billing
  • H04N 21/441 - Acquiring end-user identification
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/4415 - Acquiring end-user identification using biometric characteristics of the user, e.g. by voice recognition or fingerprint scanning
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • H04N 21/231 - Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

8.

ON SCREEN HEADER BAR FOR PROVIDING PROGRAM INFORMATION

      
Application Number 16586575
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-09-27
First Publication Date 2020-03-26
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Dourado, Saulo Correia

Abstract

A method, system, and executable instructions are provided that, in a first mode, display, on the television screen, a thumbnail preview comprising EPG information associated with the selected program and the graphical image, wherein the selected program corresponds to an in focus program in a listing of EPG information for multiple channels and/or programs and wherein the graphical image is not related with a currently viewed program and in a second mode, display, on the television screen, a header bar, the header bar comprising EPG information associated with the selected program and the graphical image, wherein the selected program corresponds to a currently viewed program and is not related to an in focus program in a listing of EPG information for multiple channels and/or programs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/433 - Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request or caching operations
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/4725 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content using interactive regions of the image, e.g. hot spots
  • H04N 21/40 - Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/85 - Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04N 21/25 - Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication or learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • H04N 21/24 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. monitoring of server load, available bandwidth or upstream requests
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 17/04 - Diagnosis, testing or measuring for television systems or their details for receivers
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry
  • H04N 5/50 - Tuning indicators; Automatic tuning control
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/437 - Interfacing the upstream path of the transmission network, e.g. for transmitting client requests to a VOD server
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/485 - End-user interface for client configuration
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/4788 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application communicating with other users, e.g. chatting
  • H04N 21/475 - End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. PIN [Personal Identification Number] or preference data
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors
  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • H04N 21/8358 - Generation of protective data, e.g. certificates involving watermark
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04N 21/488 - Data services, e.g. news ticker
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04N 21/439 - Processing of audio elementary streams
  • H04N 21/435 - Processing of additional data, e.g. decrypting of additional data or reconstructing software from modules extracted from the transport stream
  • H04N 21/432 - Content retrieval operation from a local storage medium, e.g. hard-disk
  • H04N 21/47 - End-user applications
  • H04L 12/58 - Message switching systems
  • H04N 21/45 - Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies 
  • H04N 5/45 - Picture in picture
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/2543 - Billing
  • H04N 21/441 - Acquiring end-user identification
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/4415 - Acquiring end-user identification using biometric characteristics of the user, e.g. by voice recognition or fingerprint scanning
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • H04N 21/231 - Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

9.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING DATA IN AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number 16584336
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-09-26
First Publication Date 2020-03-19
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Wu, Fuqu

Abstract

An intelligent television can store and retrieve data about various functions of the television or associated with user behavior. The stored data streamlines the processes of providing electronic programming guide information, providing search results, providing statistics about content, providing channel information, etc. The unique set of data services in the intelligent television receive, store, manage, and retrieve the data for various of the applications or components.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/433 - Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request or caching operations
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/4725 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content using interactive regions of the image, e.g. hot spots
  • H04N 21/40 - Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/85 - Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04N 21/25 - Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication or learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • H04N 21/24 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. monitoring of server load, available bandwidth or upstream requests
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 17/04 - Diagnosis, testing or measuring for television systems or their details for receivers
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry
  • H04N 5/50 - Tuning indicators; Automatic tuning control
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/437 - Interfacing the upstream path of the transmission network, e.g. for transmitting client requests to a VOD server
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/485 - End-user interface for client configuration
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/4788 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application communicating with other users, e.g. chatting
  • H04N 21/475 - End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. PIN [Personal Identification Number] or preference data
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors
  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • H04N 21/8358 - Generation of protective data, e.g. certificates involving watermark
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04N 21/488 - Data services, e.g. news ticker
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04N 21/439 - Processing of audio elementary streams
  • H04N 21/435 - Processing of additional data, e.g. decrypting of additional data or reconstructing software from modules extracted from the transport stream
  • H04N 21/432 - Content retrieval operation from a local storage medium, e.g. hard-disk
  • H04N 21/47 - End-user applications
  • H04L 12/58 - Message switching systems
  • H04N 21/45 - Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies 
  • H04N 5/45 - Picture in picture
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/2543 - Billing
  • H04N 21/441 - Acquiring end-user identification
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/4415 - Acquiring end-user identification using biometric characteristics of the user, e.g. by voice recognition or fingerprint scanning
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • H04N 21/231 - Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

10.

METHODS AND DISPLAYS FOR PROVIDING INTELLIGENT TELEVISION BADGES

      
Application Number 16576483
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-09-19
First Publication Date 2020-03-12
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Dourado, Saulo Correia
  • De Paz, Alexander

Abstract

An Intelligent TV can receive a selection associated with an item of content or the content source associated with a television display. Based on the selection, the Intelligent TV can associate a badge with the item of content or the content source. The badge is a user interface device having visual indicia that indicates the item of content or the content source includes a feature, a state, or a designation. The badge can indicate that the program or the content source is a favorite, is new, or has been previously viewed. Further, the Intelligent TV can receive a second selection for a user interface containing information about the item of content or the content source. Based on the second selection, the Intelligent TV can present both the information about and the badge associated with the item of content or the content source.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/433 - Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request or caching operations
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/4725 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content using interactive regions of the image, e.g. hot spots
  • H04N 21/40 - Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/85 - Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04N 21/25 - Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication or learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • H04N 21/24 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. monitoring of server load, available bandwidth or upstream requests
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 17/04 - Diagnosis, testing or measuring for television systems or their details for receivers
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry
  • H04N 5/50 - Tuning indicators; Automatic tuning control
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/437 - Interfacing the upstream path of the transmission network, e.g. for transmitting client requests to a VOD server
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/485 - End-user interface for client configuration
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/4788 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application communicating with other users, e.g. chatting
  • H04N 21/475 - End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. PIN [Personal Identification Number] or preference data
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors
  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • H04N 21/8358 - Generation of protective data, e.g. certificates involving watermark
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04N 21/488 - Data services, e.g. news ticker
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04N 21/439 - Processing of audio elementary streams
  • H04N 21/435 - Processing of additional data, e.g. decrypting of additional data or reconstructing software from modules extracted from the transport stream
  • H04N 21/432 - Content retrieval operation from a local storage medium, e.g. hard-disk
  • H04N 21/47 - End-user applications
  • H04L 12/58 - Message switching systems
  • H04N 21/45 - Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies 
  • H04N 5/45 - Picture in picture
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/2543 - Billing
  • H04N 21/441 - Acquiring end-user identification
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/4415 - Acquiring end-user identification using biometric characteristics of the user, e.g. by voice recognition or fingerprint scanning
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • H04N 21/231 - Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

11.

THUMBNAIL CACHE

      
Application Number 16564346
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-09-09
First Publication Date 2020-03-05
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Shoykher, Mikhail

Abstract

A thumbnail management system is provided for an intelligent TV. Thumbnails may accumulate over time and require removal from a data storage device. Thumbnails may expire based, in part, on the type of media they represent, such as broadcast programs, movies, pay-per-view, games, and user content, such as music and images. Thumbnails may also be removed upon removal of the referencing media file.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/45 - Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies 
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server

12.

Method and system for customizing television content

      
Application Number 16564397
Grant Number 10958956
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-09
First Publication Date 2020-03-05
Grant Date 2021-03-23
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Ricci, Christopher P.

Abstract

An intelligent television is provided that can collect viewer information for use by a rating service.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • H04N 21/25 - Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication or learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/441 - Acquiring end-user identification
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/237 - Communication with additional data server
  • H04N 21/2668 - Creating a channel for a dedicated end-user group, e.g. by inserting targeted commercials into a video stream based on end-user profiles
  • H04N 21/466 - Learning process for intelligent management, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/475 - End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. PIN [Personal Identification Number] or preference data
  • H04N 21/254 - Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server or rights management server

13.

Method and Apparatus for Managing, Displaying, Analyzing, Coordinating, and Optimizing Innovation, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Logistics Infrastructures

      
Application Number 16559125
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-09-03
First Publication Date 2020-02-27
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Mcnamara, Michael M.
  • Linton, Thomas K.
  • Mikhail, Nader K.

Abstract

The present disclosure discloses an engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and logistics operation management platform that can efficiently and effectively configure factors of product development, production, supply chains, and logistic operations and dynamically control such factors, supply chain and logistics to optimize performance. The platform will also provide the means of selectively and securely displaying data related to production factors, logistics, and supply chain to enable real-time monitoring to support the sales, financial management, or post sales process.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 10/08 - Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
  • G06Q 10/06 - Resources, workflows, human or project management, e.g. organising, planning, scheduling or allocating time, human or machine resources; Enterprise planning; Organisational models

14.

ROTARY HIGH SPEED LOW COMPRESSION THERMOPLASTIC MOLDING METHOD AND APPARATUS

      
Application Number 16559171
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-09-03
First Publication Date 2020-02-27
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Lofgren, Matt James

Abstract

A molding apparatus includes a plurality of deep-draw compression molds. Each of the molds includes a mold cavity and an associated mold core. A rotating support structure operatively supports the mold cavities and the mold cores relative to each other. The molds open and close as they travel around a closed path defined by the support structure. A mold material discharge mechanism deposits a predetermined amount of mold material in each of the molds. A heat source superheats the molds, and a mold closing mechanism closes the superheated molds, compressing the mold material between the mold cavities and the mold cores to form a deep-draw component A coolant source rapidly and actively cools the molds, and a mold opening mechanism opens the cooled molds. An ejector is disposed to eject the deep draw components from the molds. A method of molding deep-draw components is also disclosed. The system and method of the present invention facilitate compression molding of deep-draw components.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 43/04 - Compression moulding, i.e. applying external pressure to flow the moulding material; Apparatus therefor of articles of definite length, i.e. discrete articles using movable moulds
  • B29C 43/36 - Moulds for making articles of definite length, i.e. discrete articles
  • B29C 43/02 - Compression moulding, i.e. applying external pressure to flow the moulding material; Apparatus therefor of articles of definite length, i.e. discrete articles
  • B29C 43/52 - Heating or cooling
  • B29C 43/54 - Compensating volume change, e.g. retraction
  • B29C 43/08 - Compression moulding, i.e. applying external pressure to flow the moulding material; Apparatus therefor of articles of definite length, i.e. discrete articles using movable moulds continuously movable with circular movement
  • B29C 43/34 - Feeding the material to the mould or the compression means

15.

Visualization tool for displaying and configuring routing paths and related attributes for tasks performed in manufacturing processes

      
Application Number 15424275
Grant Number 10559043
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-02-03
First Publication Date 2020-02-11
Grant Date 2020-02-11
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC. (USA)
Inventor Schlintl, Martin

Abstract

A standard time system provides a methodology and structure to calculate standard times for both manufacturing tasks and support tasks, based on task specific formulas, recursive algorithms for breaking down tasks into any granularity of actions and steps, routing structures for defining standard routing and alternative routing, and a linking matrix to link all related attributes such that a change in one variable value and/or calculated standard time is propagated through the entire manufacturing process. Access to the standard time system is provided by a visualization tool, which includes a graphical user interface (GUI). The visualization tool provides the user a visual representation of the full manufacturing process and the means for defining, recording and maintaining the related data and structure. Individual tasks are defined for the manufacturing of each product, and standard times are attributed to each defined task by formula based calculations.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 10/06 - Resources, workflows, human or project management, e.g. organising, planning, scheduling or allocating time, human or machine resources; Enterprise planning; Organisational models
  • G06Q 50/04 - Manufacturing

16.

Refrigerated drying module for moisture sensitive device storage

      
Application Number 14747892
Grant Number 10520207
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-06-23
First Publication Date 2019-12-31
Grant Date 2019-12-31
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Cheung, Dason
  • Kurwa, Murad

Abstract

A refrigerated drying module includes a storage cabinet for storing moisture sensitive devices, an air flow loop configured to circulate air into and out of the storage cabinet and a refrigerant loop configured to remove moisture from the air circulated through the air flow loop. The refrigerated drying module is configured to remove moisture from air drawn from the storage cabinet and collect the removed moisture as ice formed on the surface of an evaporator coil included in the refrigerant loop.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F24F 3/14 - Air-conditioning systems in which conditioned primary air is supplied from one or more central stations to distributing units in the rooms or spaces where it may receive secondary treatment; Apparatus specially designed for such systems characterised by the treatment of the air otherwise than by heating and cooling by dehumidification

17.

Flex needle

      
Application Number 15958042
Grant Number 10960147
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-04-20
First Publication Date 2019-10-24
Grant Date 2021-03-30
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Nelson, Andrew P.

Abstract

A flexible medical needle for extended indwelling periods is provided. The medical needle apparatus includes a spine body and a flexible shaft portion. The spine body has a length between a first end, comprising a piercing tip, and a second end. The flexible shaft portion may be disposed on at least a portion of the spine body, forming a needle shaft having a passage along a portion of the length of the spine body. The spine body may also be coiled forming an axial passage within the spine body. In this latter embodiment, the flexible shaft portion surrounds the spine body. In each embodiment, the spine body is configured to facilitate bending, allowing for the medical needle to remain indwelling with reduced discomfort.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61M 5/32 - Syringes - Details - Details of needles pertaining to their connection with syringe or hub; Accessories for bringing the needle into, or holding the needle on, the body; Devices for protection of needles
  • A61M 5/158 - Needles

18.

APPLICATIONS GENERATING STATISTICS FOR USER BEHAVIOR

      
Application Number 16460690
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-07-02
First Publication Date 2019-10-24
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Voth, Terrance D.
  • Chen, Tong
  • Torres Milano, Eduardo Diego

Abstract

An architecture to assemble and manage usage information and populate one or more panels in an intelligent TV. The architecture includes a usage statistics provider module adapted to assemble one or more of usage information and installation information and query the one or more of usage information and installation information to populate one or more of icons and information in a view or panel on the intelligent TV. The architecture further includes a panel manager adapted to assemble the one or more of icons and information into a requested view. A display controller displays the view on a display of the intelligent TV. A silo manager sorts information in at least one panel subcategory based at least on the one or more of usage information and installation information, where the at least one subpanel panel includes a plurality of icons each representing an app or content.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04N 21/231 - Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • H04N 21/4725 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content using interactive regions of the image, e.g. hot spots
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/485 - End-user interface for client configuration
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry
  • H04L 12/58 - Message switching systems
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 21/24 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. monitoring of server load, available bandwidth or upstream requests
  • H04N 21/25 - Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication or learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • H04N 21/85 - Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/40 - Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof

19.

Reminder dialog presentation and behavior

      
Application Number 16373488
Grant Number 10928920
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-02
First Publication Date 2019-07-25
Grant Date 2021-02-23
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Visosky, John S.
  • Shoykher, Mikhail
  • Milano, Eduardo Diego Torres
  • Cao, Zhe
  • Hu, Xuan

Abstract

An intelligent television and methods for user interaction between the intelligent television and the user are provided. In general, a user is provided with navigation, notification, and setup options which enable one or more functions associated with the intelligent television. The presentation of options is based on input received by the intelligent television. As a user provides input to the intelligent television via a remote control or other input device, the intelligent television is configured to interpret the input and provide interactive functionality in the form of content presented to the display of the intelligent television.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • H04N 21/433 - Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request or caching operations
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/4725 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content using interactive regions of the image, e.g. hot spots
  • H04N 21/40 - Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/85 - Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/25 - Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication or learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • H04N 21/24 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. monitoring of server load, available bandwidth or upstream requests
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/41 - Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
  • H04N 17/04 - Diagnosis, testing or measuring for television systems or their details for receivers
  • H04N 5/50 - Tuning indicators; Automatic tuning control
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/437 - Interfacing the upstream path of the transmission network, e.g. for transmitting client requests to a VOD server
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/485 - End-user interface for client configuration
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/4788 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application communicating with other users, e.g. chatting
  • H04N 21/475 - End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. PIN [Personal Identification Number] or preference data
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors
  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • H04N 21/8358 - Generation of protective data, e.g. certificates involving watermark
  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04N 21/488 - Data services, e.g. news ticker
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04N 21/439 - Processing of audio elementary streams
  • H04N 21/435 - Processing of additional data, e.g. decrypting of additional data or reconstructing software from modules extracted from the transport stream
  • H04N 21/432 - Content retrieval operation from a local storage medium, e.g. hard-disk
  • H04N 21/47 - End-user applications
  • H04L 12/58 - Message switching systems
  • H04N 21/45 - Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies 
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry
  • H04N 5/45 - Picture in picture
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/2543 - Billing
  • H04N 21/441 - Acquiring end-user identification
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/4415 - Acquiring end-user identification using biometric characteristics of the user, e.g. by voice recognition or fingerprint scanning
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • H04N 21/231 - Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

20.

Silo manager

      
Application Number 15810362
Grant Number 10341738
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-13
First Publication Date 2019-07-02
Grant Date 2019-07-02
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Chen, Tong
  • Lee, Todd
  • Milano, Eduardo Diego Torres

Abstract

An Intelligent TV having a silo manager, a panel manager and a panel controller. The various managers and controllers managing a global panel and an application panel. The global panel includes various types of information and the various types of input and content available. The global panel includes various information including, for example, Live TV information, on demand information, media center information, application information, HDMI 1 information, HDMI 2 information, HDMI 3 information, component 1 information, component 2 information, AV 1 information, AV 2 information, VGA information, as well as an option to hide undetected inputs. The application panel is dynamic and can optionally change based on one or more of context and content of the underlying application being viewed. The application panel can include various subcategories of information, with the number and type of the subcategories also capable of being dynamic based on the underlying context or content.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • G06F 3/00 - Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/435 - Processing of additional data, e.g. decrypting of additional data or reconstructing software from modules extracted from the transport stream
  • H04N 21/433 - Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request or caching operations
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04N 21/432 - Content retrieval operation from a local storage medium, e.g. hard-disk
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • H04N 21/40 - Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • H04N 21/2543 - Billing
  • H04N 21/231 - Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 17/04 - Diagnosis, testing or measuring for television systems or their details for receivers
  • H04N 5/50 - Tuning indicators; Automatic tuning control
  • H04N 5/45 - Picture in picture
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • H04L 12/58 - Message switching systems
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • H04N 21/488 - Data services, e.g. news ticker
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/85 - Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors
  • H04N 21/8358 - Generation of protective data, e.g. certificates involving watermark
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04N 21/485 - End-user interface for client configuration
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/4788 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application communicating with other users, e.g. chatting
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/475 - End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. PIN [Personal Identification Number] or preference data
  • H04N 21/4725 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content using interactive regions of the image, e.g. hot spots
  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • H04N 21/47 - End-user applications
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04N 21/45 - Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies 
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/4415 - Acquiring end-user identification using biometric characteristics of the user, e.g. by voice recognition or fingerprint scanning
  • H04N 21/441 - Acquiring end-user identification
  • H04N 21/439 - Processing of audio elementary streams
  • H04N 21/437 - Interfacing the upstream path of the transmission network, e.g. for transmitting client requests to a VOD server

21.

LLC converter with wake-up circuitry

      
Application Number 16290051
Grant Number 10554205
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-01
First Publication Date 2019-06-27
Grant Date 2020-02-04
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Brinlee, Antony E.

Abstract

A circuit arrangement is disclosed for controlling the switching of a field effect transistor (FET). A current controlled amplifier may be configured to amplify a current in a current sense device to generate an amplified current, wherein the current in the current sense device indicates a current through the FET. A comparator may be coupled to the current sense amplifier to compare a voltage corresponding to the amplified current with a voltage reference and to generate a comparator output based on the comparison, wherein the comparator output controls whether the FET is on or off.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02M 3/335 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only
  • H03K 17/16 - Modifications for eliminating interference voltages or currents
  • H03K 17/082 - Modifications for protecting switching circuit against overcurrent or overvoltage by feedback from the output to the control circuit
  • H03K 3/012 - Modifications of generator to improve response time or to decrease power consumption
  • H03K 17/687 - Electronic switching or gating, i.e. not by contact-making and -breaking characterised by the use of specified components by the use, as active elements, of semiconductor devices the devices being field-effect transistors
  • H03K 3/0233 - Bistable circuits
  • H03K 17/14 - Modifications for compensating variations of physical values, e.g. of temperature
  • H03K 17/18 - Modifications for indicating state of switch
  • H03K 17/691 - Electronic switching or gating, i.e. not by contact-making and -breaking characterised by the use of specified components by the use, as active elements, of semiconductor devices the devices being field-effect transistors with galvanic isolation between the control circuit and the output circuit using transformer coupling

22.

Securing a PCB in a plastic and metal housing

      
Application Number 16262206
Grant Number 10681827
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-30
First Publication Date 2019-05-30
Grant Date 2020-06-09
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Van Roon, Darren
  • Warren, Gary
  • Steane, Steven

Abstract

Described herein is a system and method for securing a printed circuit board without the use of screws in a housing assembly comprising a bottom housing made of plastic and a top housing made of metal. The top housing comprises a plurality of ribs. The bottom housing comprises a plurality of flexible snap arms each having a head portion, which includes an angled lower face, a horizontal crush rib, and a vertical crush rib. Upon coupling of the assembly, the ribs exert a horizontal force on the flexible snap arms resulting in climbing of the angled lower face further onto the printed circuit board. The horizontal force may also crush the horizontal crush ribs allowing for increased flexibility between the components to adjust for interference, preventing potential damage to the printed circuit board. Vertical forces may also crush the vertical crush ribs allowing for increased flexibility between the components.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 5/00 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus
  • H05K 7/14 - Mounting supporting structure in casing or on frame or rack
  • H05K 5/02 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus - Details
  • H05K 5/03 - Covers
  • H05K 5/06 - Hermetically-sealed casings

23.

Telescoping spring with electronic control

      
Application Number 14469506
Grant Number 10266333
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-08-26
First Publication Date 2019-04-23
Grant Date 2019-04-23
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Andrew Peter
  • Breslin, Christopher Desha

Abstract

A delivery system having a telescoping spring is used to drive a plunger. The telescoping spring includes a nested inner spring that uses the unused volume on the inside of an outer spring. The telescoping spring has a staged release of each spring. The inner spring is connected to a non-anchored end of the outer spring, and rides within a container located within an inner dimension of the outer spring. The spring constant K of each spring can be the same or different. The delivery system can be fully mechanical or implemented as a smart delivery system under electronic control.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65D 83/00 - Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents
  • F03G 1/10 - Other parts or details for producing output movement other than rotary, e.g. vibratory

24.

Telescoping spring

      
Application Number 14469518
Grant Number 10260485
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-08-26
First Publication Date 2019-04-16
Grant Date 2019-04-16
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Andrew Peter
  • Breslin, Christopher Desha

Abstract

A delivery system having a telescoping spring is used to drive a plunger. The telescoping spring includes a nested inner spring that uses the unused volume on the inside of an outer spring. The telescoping spring has a staged release of each spring. The inner spring is connected to a non-anchored end of the outer spring, and rides within a container located within an inner dimension of the outer spring. The spring constant K of each spring can be the same or different. The delivery system can be fully mechanical or implemented as a smart delivery system under electronic control.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F03G 1/02 - Spring motors characterised by shape or material of spring, e.g. helical, spiral, coil
  • F16F 3/04 - Spring units consisting of several springs, e.g. for obtaining a desired spring characteristic with springs made of steel or of other material having low internal friction composed only of wound springs
  • F03G 1/10 - Other parts or details for producing output movement other than rotary, e.g. vibratory
  • B65D 83/00 - Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents

25.

INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF AN ELECTRONIC MODULE AND CONDUCTIVE FABRIC AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

      
Application Number 16201116
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-11-27
First Publication Date 2019-03-28
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Mohammed, Anwar
  • Kurwa, Murad

Abstract

An electronic module assembly and method of assembling an electronic module to a conductive fabric are provided. An electronic module assembly comprises a non-conductive fabric and a conductive fabric covering at least part of a first side of the non-conductive fabric. An electronics module is disposed on the conductive fabric, and a portion of the electronics module includes a wall defining a through hole. A fastener passing through the through hole and passing through the conductive fabric is configured to electronically couple the electronics module to the conductive fabric.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 1/03 - Use of materials for the substrate
  • H05K 3/10 - Apparatus or processes for manufacturing printed circuits in which conductive material is applied to the insulating support in such a manner as to form the desired conductive pattern
  • H05K 1/09 - Use of materials for the metallic pattern
  • H05K 1/11 - Printed elements for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits
  • H05K 3/32 - Assembling printed circuits with electric components, e.g. with resistor electrically connecting electric components or wires to printed circuits
  • H05K 1/18 - Printed circuits structurally associated with non-printed electric components
  • H05K 3/42 - Plated through-holes
  • H05K 1/02 - Printed circuits - Details
  • H05K 9/00 - Screening of apparatus or components against electric or magnetic fields

26.

Copper interconnect for PTH components assembly

      
Application Number 14307201
Grant Number 10231333
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-06-17
First Publication Date 2019-03-12
Grant Date 2019-03-12
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Feng, Zhen
  • Mohammed, Anwar
  • Geiger, David
  • Kurwa, Murad

Abstract

Methods of making a copper interconnect plated through hole assembly are disclosed. Nano copper ink dispersed in an organic solvent is able to be filled in the plated through hole and forming the copper interconnect by sintering at a temperature below the melting of the copper.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 1/09 - Use of materials for the metallic pattern
  • H05K 3/42 - Plated through-holes
  • H05K 1/11 - Printed elements for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits

27.

Sterile patch pump

      
Application Number 16134691
Grant Number 10874792
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-09-18
First Publication Date 2019-01-17
Grant Date 2020-12-29
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Meehan, Connor
  • Patel, Lopa

Abstract

An apparatus and method for the aseptic delivery of a biologic medication in a wearable form factor. The apparatus and method allow for standard off-the-shelf drug cartridges to be utilized without compromising the sterility of the biologic. Further, by utilizing a two part assembly, manufacturing costs are minimized.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61M 5/142 - Pressure infusion, e.g. using pumps
  • A61M 5/145 - Pressure infusion, e.g. using pumps using pressurised reservoirs, e.g. by means of pistons
  • A61M 5/155 - Pressure infusion, e.g. using pumps using pressurised reservoirs, e.g. by means of pistons pressurised by gas
  • A61M 5/24 - Ampoule syringes, i.e. syringes with needle for use in combination with replaceable ampoules or cartridges, e.g. automatic
  • A61M 5/158 - Needles

28.

Actuator with toothed profile engaging inclined surfaces for solenoid operated valve

      
Application Number 15462525
Grant Number 10443756
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-03-17
First Publication Date 2018-09-20
Grant Date 2019-10-15
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Peterson, Matthew

Abstract

An actuator for use with an on/off solenoid configured to maintain a position corresponding to the energized state of the solenoid when the solenoid is de-energized. The actuator is comprised of a guide that rotates a selector between one of two positions each time the solenoid is energized. One position of the actuator places the selector in an extended position and the other position of the actuator places the selector in a retracted position. To move the selector between the first and second positions, the solenoid is momentarily energized, and in each position of the selector, the solenoid is de-energized. The actuator can be coupled to a poppet valve to maintain the valve in one of two positions when the solenoid is de-energized.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16K 31/10 - Operating means; Releasing devices magnetic using a magnet with additional mechanism between armature and closure member
  • F16K 11/048 - Multiple-way valves, e.g. mixing valves; Pipe fittings incorporating such valves; Arrangement of valves and flow lines specially adapted for mixing fluid with all movable sealing faces moving as one unit comprising only lift valves with valve seats positioned between movable valve members
  • F16K 31/524 - Mechanical actuating means with crank, eccentric, or cam with a cam
  • F16K 31/00 - Operating means; Releasing devices

29.

Wide band patch antenna

      
Application Number 15078892
Grant Number 10069202
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-03-23
First Publication Date 2018-09-04
Grant Date 2018-09-04
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Gorcea, Dan

Abstract

A large bandwidth pcb patch antenna comprises an initial antenna patch comprising a main resonator, a first secondary resonator, a second secondary resonator, resonator, and wherein the first secondary resonator and the second secondary resonator are coupled together. By adding two non-connected patches on either sides of a rectangular patch antenna, a significantly larger antenna bandwidth is achieved and without loss of other characteristics.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 1/38 - Structural form of radiating elements, e.g. cone, spiral, umbrella formed by a conductive layer on an insulating support
  • H01Q 9/04 - Resonant antennas

30.

Flyback converter with wake-up circuitry

      
Application Number 15918234
Grant Number 10224926
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-12
First Publication Date 2018-07-19
Grant Date 2019-03-05
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Brinlee, Antony E.

Abstract

A circuit arrangement is disclosed for controlling the switching of a field effect transistor (FET). A current controlled amplifier may be configured to amplify a current in a current sense device to generate an amplified current, wherein the current in the current sense device indicates a current through the FET. A comparator may be coupled to the current sense amplifier to compare a voltage corresponding to the amplified current with a voltage reference and to generate a comparator output based on the comparison, wherein the comparator output controls whether the FET is on or off.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02M 3/335 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only
  • H03K 17/16 - Modifications for eliminating interference voltages or currents
  • H03K 17/082 - Modifications for protecting switching circuit against overcurrent or overvoltage by feedback from the output to the control circuit
  • H03K 3/012 - Modifications of generator to improve response time or to decrease power consumption
  • H03K 17/687 - Electronic switching or gating, i.e. not by contact-making and -breaking characterised by the use of specified components by the use, as active elements, of semiconductor devices the devices being field-effect transistors
  • H03K 3/0233 - Bistable circuits
  • H03K 17/14 - Modifications for compensating variations of physical values, e.g. of temperature
  • H03K 17/18 - Modifications for indicating state of switch
  • H03K 17/691 - Electronic switching or gating, i.e. not by contact-making and -breaking characterised by the use of specified components by the use, as active elements, of semiconductor devices the devices being field-effect transistors with galvanic isolation between the control circuit and the output circuit using transformer coupling

31.

Sterile patch pump

      
Application Number 15742398
Grant Number 10080837
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-07-07
First Publication Date 2018-07-12
Grant Date 2018-09-25
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Meehan, Connor
  • Patel, Lopa

Abstract

An apparatus and method for the aseptic delivery of a biologic medication in a wearable form factor. The apparatus and method allow for standard off-the-shelf drug cartridges to be utilized without compromising the sterility of the biologic. Further, by utilizing a two part assembly, manufacturing costs are minimized.

IPC Classes  ?

32.

Systems and methods for providing user interfaces in an intelligent television

      
Application Number 15899698
Grant Number 10506294
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-02-20
First Publication Date 2018-06-21
Grant Date 2019-12-10
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • De Paz, Alexander
  • Dourado, Saulo Correia
  • Limongi, Karina A.
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Soto, Salvador

Abstract

An intelligent television can provide various interfaces for navigating processes associated with providing content. The user interfaces include unique visual representations and organizations that allow the user to utilize the intelligent television more easily and more effectively. Particularly, the user interfaces pertain to the display of media content, electronic programming guide information, television content, and other content. Further, the user interfaces provide unique process of transitioning between the content.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/00 - Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
  • G06F 13/00 - Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/4725 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content using interactive regions of the image, e.g. hot spots
  • H04N 21/40 - Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/85 - Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/25 - Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication or learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • H04N 21/24 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. monitoring of server load, available bandwidth or upstream requests
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/485 - End-user interface for client configuration
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors
  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04L 12/58 - Message switching systems
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • H04N 21/231 - Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

33.

Stretchable printed battery and methods of making

      
Application Number 14563885
Grant Number 10003087
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-12-08
First Publication Date 2018-06-19
Grant Date 2018-06-19
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Pang, Dick Tak Shing
  • Mohammed, Anwar
  • Kurwa, Murad

Abstract

A stretchable battery and the method of manufacturing the same. The stretchable battery can be manufactured by using a printing process. The construction of the stretchable battery can comprise a first layer of an elastomer film, a first current collector layer, a layer of cathode, a separating layer, a layer of anode, and a second current collector layer. Metal traces can be used to couple with the first and/or the second current collector layers.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 6/10 - Dry cells, i.e. cells wherein the electrolyte is rendered non-fluid with wound or folded electrodes
  • H01M 6/40 - Printed batteries
  • H01M 10/04 - Construction or manufacture in general
  • H01M 6/12 - Dry cells, i.e. cells wherein the electrolyte is rendered non-fluid with flat electrodes
  • H01M 2/08 - Sealing materials

34.

Method and apparatus for ICT fixture probe cleaning

      
Application Number 14802565
Grant Number 09964563
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-07-17
First Publication Date 2018-05-08
Grant Date 2018-05-08
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Gunasing, David Durai Pandian Sam
  • Min, Teh Wee

Abstract

A probe cleaning plate is configured to clean the probe plate of an ICT fixture. In particular, the probe cleaning plate is used to support a plurality of probes included as part of the probe plate and enable cleaning of the probe heads of each probe while maintaining support of the probes and minimizing, if not preventing, seepage of cleaning solution and contaminates from to the base of the probes.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 31/20 - Preparation of articles or specimens to facilitate testing
  • G01R 3/00 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for the manufacture of measuring instruments
  • B08B 5/02 - Cleaning by the force of jets, e.g. blowing-out cavities

35.

Cascade power system with isolated Class-E resonant circuit

      
Application Number 14821449
Grant Number 09941799
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-08-07
First Publication Date 2018-04-10
Grant Date 2018-04-10
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Telefus, Mark
  • Ramos Yeo, Peter
  • Navarro, Aldimarl Mantilla
  • Sharifipour, Bahman

Abstract

A cascade power system includes a non-isolated buck converter in cascade with an isolated Class-E resonant circuit, where the Class-E resonant circuit operates at high frequency, for example 4 Mhz. Further, the non-isolated buck converter is configured as a current source coupled to the Class-E resonant circuit which provides a buck converter output voltage as input to the Class-E resonant circuit. The Class-E resonant circuit includes capacitive isolation for the cascade power system output.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02M 3/158 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output without intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode using devices of a triode or transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only with automatic control of output voltage or current, e.g. switching regulators including plural semiconductor devices as final control devices for a single load
  • H02M 3/335 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only
  • H02M 1/00 - APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF - Details of apparatus for conversion
  • H02M 3/156 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output without intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode using devices of a triode or transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only with automatic control of output voltage or current, e.g. switching regulators

36.

Data service

      
Application Number 15801601
Grant Number 10419805
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-02
First Publication Date 2018-03-01
Grant Date 2019-09-17
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Shoykher, Mikhail
  • Visosky, John S.
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv

Abstract

A data service system in an Intelligent Television (TV) includes an internal content provider module configured to provide content to video hardware or display of the Intelligent TV or to a content provider module or application of the Intelligent TV and a subservice configured to provide the internet content provider module with requested data for a pre-defined data model. The internal content provider module is loaded on the Intelligent TV responsive to a user action or a schedule event on the Intelligent TV, and the internal content provider module organizes the received data from the subservice as the content according to a pre-defined format. The internal content provider module includes an EPG data provider, a media data provider, a media browser, a media scanner, and/or a thumbnail engine.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/00 - Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
  • G06F 13/00 - Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • H04N 7/16 - Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems
  • H04N 21/41 - Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
  • H04N 21/436 - Interfacing a local distribution network, e.g. communicating with another STB or inside the home
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/488 - Data services, e.g. news ticker

37.

BATTERY HOLDER

      
Application Number 15681004
Status Pending
Filing Date 2017-08-18
First Publication Date 2018-02-22
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Van Roon, Darren
  • Warren, Gary
  • Steane, Steven

Abstract

Described herein is a system and method for securing a battery in an enclosure with some degree of flexibility between the components to adjust for variations in size of the components. A battery holder assembly comprises a first housing component, a second housing component, and a battery. The first component includes a battery receptacle, comprising a plurality of flexible arms to surround a battery. The second component comprises a plurality of crush ribs having a solid support, that will wedge in-between the second housing component wall and the flexible arms, and that have a specially designed protrusion that is “crushable.” The flexible arms, which are in contact with the battery are wide enough to spread out the force, so as not to damage the battery, while the crush ribs will dig only into the plastic to arrest the battery's vibration while compensating for the remaining tolerance or variation between components.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 2/10 - Mountings; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders

38.

Securing a PCB in a plastic and metal housing

      
Application Number 15681016
Grant Number 10206295
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-08-18
First Publication Date 2018-02-22
Grant Date 2019-02-12
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Van Roon, Darren
  • Warren, Gary
  • Steane, Steven

Abstract

Described herein is a system and method for securing a printed circuit board without the use of screws in a housing assembly comprising a bottom housing made of plastic and a top housing made of metal. The top housing comprises a plurality of ribs. The bottom housing comprises a plurality of flexible snap arms each having a head portion, which includes an angled lower face, a horizontal crush rib, and a vertical crush rib. Upon coupling of the assembly, the ribs exert a horizontal force on the flexible snap arms resulting in climbing of the angled lower face further onto the printed circuit board. The horizontal force may also crush the horizontal crush ribs allowing for increased flexibility between the components to adjust for interference, preventing potential damage to the printed circuit board. Vertical forces may also crush the vertical crush ribs allowing for increased flexibility between the components.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 5/00 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus
  • H05K 5/02 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus - Details
  • H05K 5/03 - Covers
  • H05K 5/06 - Hermetically-sealed casings
  • H05K 7/14 - Mounting supporting structure in casing or on frame or rack

39.

Current controlled resonant tank circuit

      
Application Number 14821473
Grant Number 09893627
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-08-07
First Publication Date 2018-02-13
Grant Date 2018-02-13
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Telefus, Mark
  • Ramos Yeo, Peter
  • Navarro, Aldimarl Mantilla
  • Sharifipour, Bahman

Abstract

A cascade power system includes a non-isolated buck converter in cascade with an isolated Class-E resonant circuit, where the Class-E resonant circuit operates at high frequency, for example 4 Mhz. Further, the non-isolated buck converter is configured as a current source coupled to the Class-E resonant circuit which provides a buck converter output voltage as input to the Class-E resonant circuit. The Class-E resonant circuit includes capacitive isolation for the cascade power system output. The Class-E resonant circuit and the capacitive isolation are configured such that impedance matching for the resonant tank of the Class-E resonant circuit is independent of an output load condition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05F 1/00 - Automatic systems in which deviations of an electric quantity from one or more predetermined values are detected at the output of the system and fed back to a device within the system to restore the detected quantity to its predetermined value or val
  • H02M 3/335 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only

40.

SMT DIMM connector auto safe remove nozzle

      
Application Number 14609139
Grant Number 09894820
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-01-29
First Publication Date 2018-02-13
Grant Date 2018-02-13
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Bautista, Sr., Virgilio Encabo
  • Uy, William

Abstract

Methods of and devices for removing SMT DDR DIMM connectors are provided. The devices are configured to remove long SMT DDR DIMM connectors softly and automatically, including DDR 3 and DDR 4 DIMM connectors. In the event when any solder is not melted, the device comprises a release mechanism to automatically release the connectors, such that damages to the connector can be avoided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 13/04 - Mounting of components
  • B23K 1/018 - Unsoldering; Removal of melted solder or other residues

41.

Methods of sewing components in fabrics using metal wire cloth

      
Application Number 14266636
Grant Number 09872383
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-04-30
First Publication Date 2018-01-16
Grant Date 2018-01-16
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Mohammed, Anwar
  • Feng, Zhen

Abstract

An electronics assembly includes one or more electronic components coupled to a fabric. Each electronic component includes one or more electrical connection points, such as a bond pad or solder bump. The electronics assembly also includes one or more electrically conductive wire cloths, one electrically conductive wire cloth coupled to one electrical connection point on an electronic component. The electrically conductive wire cloth is stitched to the fabric by an electrically conductive wire, thereby providing an electrical connection between the electronic component and the electrically conductive wire via the electrically conductive wire cloth.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 1/00 - Printed circuits
  • H05K 1/03 - Use of materials for the substrate
  • H01R 4/00 - Electrically-conductive connections between two or more conductive members in direct contact, i.e. touching one another; Means for effecting or maintaining such contact; Electrically-conductive connections having two or more spaced connecting locations for conductors and using contact members penetrating insulation
  • D05B 17/00 - Sewing machines for concurrently making thread and welded seams
  • H01R 4/02 - Soldered or welded connections
  • H01R 43/02 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing, assembling, maintaining, or repairing of line connectors or current collectors or for joining electric conductors for soldered or welded connections
  • H05K 1/18 - Printed circuits structurally associated with non-printed electric components
  • H05K 9/00 - Screening of apparatus or components against electric or magnetic fields

42.

LOCALIZED HAPTIC FEEDBACK ON FLEXIBLE DISPLAYS

      
Application Number 15637926
Status Pending
Filing Date 2017-06-29
First Publication Date 2018-01-04
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Eraslan, Mesut
  • Hoarau, Eric
  • Kuzinna, Sven

Abstract

A display system has a flexible display screen which has a front side and a back side, and a plurality of haptic elements arranged in an array on the back side of the screen. The display system also has a controller board connected to the plurality of haptic elements and the flexible display screen. The controller board is configured to display a plurality of interactive buttons on the front side of the flexible display screen in locations corresponding to the plurality of haptic elements. The plurality of haptic elements are configured to provide haptic feedback based on touch input provided to the front side of the screen. The haptic feedback includes actuating a haptic element which corresponds to the location of an interactive button selected by the touch input.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
  • G09G 3/3208 - Control arrangements or circuits, of interest only in connection with visual indicators other than cathode-ray tubes for presentation of an assembly of a number of characters, e.g. a page, by composing the assembly by combination of individual elements arranged in a matrix using controlled light sources using electroluminescent panels semiconductive, e.g. using light-emitting diodes [LED] organic, e.g. using organic light-emitting diodes [OLED]

43.

Tracking user behavior via application monitored channel changing notifications

      
Application Number 15693801
Grant Number 10248219
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-09-01
First Publication Date 2017-12-21
Grant Date 2019-04-02
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Shoykher, Mikhail
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv

Abstract

An intelligent television and methods for user interaction between the intelligent television and the user are provided. In general, a user is provided with navigation, notification, and setup options which enable one or more functions associated with the intelligent television. The presentation of options is based on input received by the intelligent television. As a user provides input to the intelligent television via a remote control or other input device, the intelligent television is configured to interpret the input and provide interactive functionality in the form of content presented to the display of the intelligent television.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/4725 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content using interactive regions of the image, e.g. hot spots
  • H04N 21/40 - Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/85 - Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/25 - Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication or learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • H04N 21/24 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. monitoring of server load, available bandwidth or upstream requests
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/485 - End-user interface for client configuration
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors
  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04L 12/58 - Message switching systems
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/231 - Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

44.

Single output channel adapter for charging during laptop sleep mode

      
Application Number 14470738
Grant Number 09846466
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-08-27
First Publication Date 2017-12-19
Grant Date 2017-12-19
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sharifipour, Bahman
  • Gapuz, Rowell
  • Li, Wei

Abstract

A method of and device for providing voltages to USB ports using an independent electrical channel during a device sleep mode or a power-off mode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 1/26 - Power supply means, e.g. regulation thereof
  • G06F 1/32 - Means for saving power

45.

Methods of interconnecting components on fabrics using metal braids

      
Application Number 14266723
Grant Number 09839125
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-04-30
First Publication Date 2017-12-05
Grant Date 2017-12-05
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Feng, Zhen
  • Mohammed, Anwar

Abstract

An electronics assembly includes multiple electronic components coupled to a fabric. Each of the multiple electronic components includes one or more electrical connection points, such as a bond pad or solder bump. The electronics assembly also includes one or more electrically conductive wire braids, one electrically conductive wire braid coupled to one electrical connection point on an electronic component. One of the electrically conductive wire braids interconnects two electronic components, thereby providing an electrical connection between the two electronic components. The electrically conductive wire braid can be attached to the fabric by an adhesive, a stitched thread, which can be either electrically insulated or electrically conductive, or both adhesive and stitched thread. The fabric can be a wearable fabric, such as a shirt or pants, or other form to be worn by a user, such as an armband, waistband, hat or shoes.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 1/14 - Structural association of two or more printed circuits
  • H05K 1/11 - Printed elements for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits
  • H05K 1/02 - Printed circuits - Details
  • H01R 43/02 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing, assembling, maintaining, or repairing of line connectors or current collectors or for joining electric conductors for soldered or welded connections
  • H01R 43/00 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing, assembling, maintaining, or repairing of line connectors or current collectors or for joining electric conductors

46.

AUTOMATIC INJECTION DEVICE HAVING A DRIVE SYSTEM WITH A SHAPE MEMORY SPRING

      
Application Number 15436529
Status Pending
Filing Date 2017-02-17
First Publication Date 2017-10-12
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Barmaimon, Eyal
  • Shtram, Lior
  • Kalisch, Boaz
  • Bellan, Ronny
  • Choen, Nadav
  • Finkman, Shai
  • Merom, Nadav

Abstract

An automatic injection device has an insertion needle configured to be inserted into a patient and a drug container which contains a pharmaceutical product and includes a plunger. The automatic injection device also has a fluid path which fluidly connects the drug container to the insertion needle, and a drive system configured to cause linear movement of the plunger to force the pharmaceutical product into the fluid path. The drive system has a movable element. The movable element has a shape memory alloy and is configured to change shape to move the plunger.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61M 5/145 - Pressure infusion, e.g. using pumps using pressurised reservoirs, e.g. by means of pistons
  • A61M 5/142 - Pressure infusion, e.g. using pumps

47.

Multi-location top loading insulin infusion set

      
Application Number 14515430
Grant Number 09757515
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-10-15
First Publication Date 2017-09-12
Grant Date 2017-09-12
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Patel, Lopa Rishi

Abstract

A manual infusion set comprises a top connector lockable in a plurality of positions. The top connector and tubing is initially loaded from the top and then slid forward in order to puncture the septum. Once the connector is attached, it cannot be rotated. With the connector locked in place, flexible tubing connects the septum hub with a medicine pump, which continually supplies medicine such as insulin to a user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61M 5/162 - Needle sets, i.e. connections by puncture between reservoir and tube

48.

Methods of attaching components on fabrics using metal braids

      
Application Number 14304029
Grant Number 09763326
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-06-13
First Publication Date 2017-09-12
Grant Date 2017-09-12
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Feng, Zhen
  • Mohammed, Anwar

Abstract

An electronics assembly includes one or more electronic components coupled to a fabric. Each electronic component includes one or more electrical connection points, such as a bond pad or solder bump. The electronics assembly also includes one or more electrically conductive wire braids, one electrically conductive wire braid coupled to one electrical connection point on an electronic component. The electrically conductive wire braid is stitched to the fabric by an electrically conductive wire, thereby providing an electrical connection between the electronic component and the electrically conductive wire via the electrically conductive wire braid.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 1/11 - Printed elements for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits
  • H05K 1/03 - Use of materials for the substrate
  • A41D 1/00 - Garments
  • H05K 3/30 - Assembling printed circuits with electric components, e.g. with resistor

49.

Automatic injection device having a magnetic drive system

      
Application Number 15436524
Grant Number 10799631
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-02-17
First Publication Date 2017-08-24
Grant Date 2020-10-13
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Barmaimon, Eyal
  • Shtram, Lior
  • Kalisch, Boaz
  • Bellan, Ronny
  • Cohen, Nadav
  • Finkman, Shai
  • Harel, Yuval

Abstract

An automatic injection device has an insertion needle configured to be inserted into a patient and a drug container which contains a pharmaceutical product. The drug container includes a plunger. The automatic injection device also has a fluid path which fluidly connects the drug container to the insertion needle. The automatic injection device further has a drive system configured to cause linear movement of the plunger to force the pharmaceutical product into the fluid path. The drive system has a driving element and a movable element. The automatic injection device additionally has electronics configured to provide a signal to the drive system to move the plunger. The movable element has an outer magnet at least partially surrounding the drug container and an inner magnet inside the drug container.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61M 5/145 - Pressure infusion, e.g. using pumps using pressurised reservoirs, e.g. by means of pistons
  • A61M 5/142 - Pressure infusion, e.g. using pumps
  • A61M 5/20 - Automatic syringes, e.g. with automatically actuated piston rod, with automatic needle injection, filling automatically
  • A61M 5/315 - Pistons; Piston-rods; Guiding, blocking or restricting the movement of the rod; Appliances on the rod for facilitating dosing

50.

Exercise equipment with improved user interaction

      
Application Number 15480289
Grant Number 09844699
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-04-05
First Publication Date 2017-07-20
Grant Date 2017-12-19
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Volkerink, Hendrik J.
  • Gonsiorowski, David
  • Schvetz, Yossef
  • Ozsumer, Serdar

Abstract

Methods and systems are presented for accepting inputs into a treadmill or other exercise equipment to control functions of the treadmill or exercise equipment. An exercise control system can receive gestures and other inputs. The exercise control system can also obtain information about the user of the exercise control system and information about the environment in which the exercise equipment is operating. Based on the input and the other information, the exercise control system can modify or improve the performance or execution of user interface and functions of the exercise equipment. The changes make the user interfaces and/or functions user-friendly and intuitive.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A63B 24/00 - Electric or electronic controls for exercising apparatus of groups
  • A63B 22/02 - Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with movable endless bands
  • A63B 22/06 - Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with rotating cycling movement
  • A63B 22/04 - Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with movable steps
  • A63B 22/00 - Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
  • A63B 71/06 - Indicating or scoring devices for games or players

51.

Method of estimation of discharge time duration during high-rate battery discharge

      
Application Number 15406212
Grant Number 10209315
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-01-13
First Publication Date 2017-07-13
Grant Date 2019-02-19
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Novak, James P.
  • Myers, Robert L.
  • Tikhonski, Alexei

Abstract

Embodiments of the disclosure provide systems and methods for estimating battery discharge time duration during high-rate battery discharging. Generally speaking, embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a prediction of battery run times for short duration, high-current discharge events that are scaled in seconds rather than minutes, and which are continuously compensated for ambient temperature which can alter discharge times as a result of reaching thermal limitations before chemical capacity has actually been exhausted.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 31/36 - Arrangements for testing, measuring or monitoring the electrical condition of accumulators or electric batteries, e.g. capacity or state of charge [SoC]

52.

Method and system for heat sinking of camera module

      
Application Number 14986393
Grant Number 10469715
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-12-31
First Publication Date 2017-07-06
Grant Date 2019-11-05
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Warren, Gary
  • Van Roon, Darren
  • Grills, Reginald C.
  • Chamuczynski, Simon

Abstract

A method and apparatus for heat sinking a camera module, which may be used in an automotive camera, which includes but is not limited to automotive rear-view cameras, is described herein. Heating conductors and heat conductive pads may be arranged in a parallel orientation within the housing of the camera module to dissipate heat produced by the printed circuit boards (PCBs) and other components within. The heat conducting pads may conduct heat away from the PCB or component being cooled and into the heat sink, which may be a heat conducting material including but not limited to aluminum, aluminum alloys, or copper. The heating pads may also fill the air gaps within the housing of the camera module.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras
  • H05K 1/02 - Printed circuits - Details
  • H05K 7/20 - Modifications to facilitate cooling, ventilating, or heating
  • G03B 17/55 - APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR - Details of cameras or camera bodies; Accessories therefor with provision for heating or cooling, e.g. in aircraft
  • B23P 15/26 - Making specific metal objects by operations not covered by a single other subclass or a group in this subclass heat exchangers

53.

Method and system of sealing front half of camera module

      
Application Number 14986367
Grant Number 10678118
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-12-31
First Publication Date 2017-07-06
Grant Date 2020-06-09
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Warren, Gary
  • Van Roon, Darren
  • Grills, Reginald C.
  • Tofilescu, Pompilian

Abstract

A method and apparatus for sealing components of a front half camera module subassembly is described herein. The camera may be used in an automotive camera, which includes but is not limited to automotive rear-view cameras. A glue bead seal may be applied to the front half camera housing to which a camera lens may be attached. Then a glue bead seal may be applied to the other side of the front half camera housing to which a printed circuit board (PCB) is attached. As a result, the seals protect the lens inside optical surface and image sensor located between the camera lens and PCB from the outside environment. The lens inside optical surface and image sensor and PCB may be tested, calibrated, or have other assembly sequences completed outside of a clean room. Alignment of the PCB and lens inside optical surface and image sensor is also secured.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03B 17/08 - Waterproof bodies or housings
  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras
  • B29C 65/48 - Joining of preformed parts; Apparatus therefor using adhesives
  • F16B 11/00 - Connecting constructional elements or machine parts by sticking or pressing them together, e.g. cold pressure welding
  • B29L 31/34 - Electrical apparatus, e.g. sparking plugs or parts thereof

54.

Method of making stretchable interconnect using magnet wires

      
Application Number 14266700
Grant Number 09674949
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-04-30
First Publication Date 2017-06-06
Grant Date 2017-06-06
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Feng, Zhen
  • Mohammed, Anwar

Abstract

A stretchable wire assembly includes a metal wire coupled between two elastic substrates. The two elastic substrates are selectively coupled together, and the metal wire is attached to one or both elastic substrates at select locations. The form of the metal wire is such that when the elastic substrates are in a relaxed, or non-stretched, state the metal wire forms a tortuous path, such as a waveform, along the coupled elastic substrates. The tortuous path of the metal wire provides slack such that as the elastic substrates are stretched the slack is taken up. Once released, the elastic substrates move from the stretched position to the relaxed, non-stretched position, and slack is reintroduced into the metal wire in the form of the original tortuous path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 1/02 - Printed circuits - Details
  • H05K 1/09 - Use of materials for the metallic pattern
  • H05K 1/11 - Printed elements for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits

55.

Methods of stitching components on fabrics using metal foils

      
Application Number 14268775
Grant Number 09674950
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-05-02
First Publication Date 2017-06-06
Grant Date 2017-06-06
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Feng, Zhen
  • Mohammed, Anwar

Abstract

An electronics assembly includes one or more electronic components coupled to a fabric. Each electronic component includes one or more electrical connection points, such as a bond pad or solder bump. The electronics assembly also includes one or more metal foils, one metal foil coupled to one electrical connection point on an electronic component. The metal foil is stitched to the fabric by an electrically conductive wire, thereby providing an electrical connection between the electronic component and the electrically conductive wire via the metal foil.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 1/11 - Printed elements for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits
  • H05K 1/14 - Structural association of two or more printed circuits
  • H05K 1/03 - Use of materials for the substrate
  • H05K 3/32 - Assembling printed circuits with electric components, e.g. with resistor electrically connecting electric components or wires to printed circuits

56.

Smart solenoid for controlling fluid flow

      
Application Number 15431534
Grant Number 10001224
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-02-13
First Publication Date 2017-06-01
Grant Date 2018-06-19
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Phillips, David
  • Guzorek, Richard

Abstract

A solenoid fluid control valve for controlling fluid flow. The solenoid fluid control valve may comprise a transceiver that receives a signal via a controller area network (CAN) bus, and a micro controller unit that decodes the signal to determine a temperature. The micro controller unit may send a signal to a driver circuit based on the temperature. The driver circuit may send a current through a coil in response to the signal, wherein an armature moves in response to the current through the coil. The movement of the armature may direct a cooling fluid flow.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16H 57/04 - Features relating to lubrication or cooling
  • F16K 31/08 - Operating means; Releasing devices magnetic using a magnet using a permanent magnet
  • F16K 37/00 - Special means in or on valves or other cut-off apparatus for indicating or recording operation thereof, or for enabling an alarm to be given
  • H01F 7/18 - Circuit arrangements for obtaining desired operating characteristics, e.g. for slow operation, for sequential energisation of windings, for high-speed energisation of windings
  • F01P 7/16 - Controlling of coolant flow the coolant being liquid by thermostatic control
  • F01P 11/14 - Indicating devices; Other safety devices
  • G05D 23/19 - Control of temperature characterised by the use of electric means

57.

Nano-copper pillar interconnects and methods thereof

      
Application Number 14455642
Grant Number 09661756
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-08-08
First Publication Date 2017-05-23
Grant Date 2017-05-23
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Nguyen, Jennifer
  • Geiger, David
  • Mohammed, Anwar
  • Kurwa, Murad

Abstract

Embodiments of the present invention relate to nano-copper pillar interconnects. Nano-copper material is a mixture of nano-copper particles and one or more organic fluxes. In some embodiments, the one or more organic fluxes include organic solvents that help bind the nano-copper particles together and allow the nano-copper material to be printable. The nano-copper material is applied onto bond pads on a printed circuit board (PCB) via a printing process, a dipping process or the like, to form nano-copper covered PCB bond pads. A component can thereafter be coupled with the PCB at the nano-copper covered PCB bond pads. What is left when the solvents evaporate are nano-copper pillar interconnects that form, coupling the component with the PCB bond pads. The nano-copper pillar interconnects are of pure copper.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 1/09 - Use of materials for the metallic pattern
  • H05K 3/24 - Reinforcing of the conductive pattern
  • H05K 1/11 - Printed elements for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits
  • H05K 3/30 - Assembling printed circuits with electric components, e.g. with resistor
  • H05K 3/40 - Forming printed elements for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits

58.

Self-driven synchronous rectifier circuit

      
Application Number 14821335
Grant Number 09660544
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-08-07
First Publication Date 2017-05-23
Grant Date 2017-05-23
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Telefus, Mark
  • Yeo, Peter Ramos
  • Sharifipour, Bahman

Abstract

A power converter includes a self-driven circuit for appropriately turning ON and OFF a synchronous rectifier during the operating cycle of the power converter. Without the use of a smart controller coupled to the synchronous rectifier, the self-driven circuit turns ON the synchronous rectifier during the positive cycle of the power converter when the main switch is turned OFF, and the self-driven circuit turns OFF the synchronous rectifier during the negative cycle of the power converter when the main switch is turned ON. Unlike conventional self-driven circuits that include an auxiliary secondary winding for driving a synchronous rectifier, the self-driving circuitry of the present application does not include an auxiliary secondary winding.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02M 3/335 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only

59.

Optical methods for determining positions of optical discs in tightly packed cylindrical arrays

      
Application Number 14919619
Grant Number 09651360
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-10-21
First Publication Date 2017-05-16
Grant Date 2017-05-16
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Fordham, Mark
  • Hancock, Stephen

Abstract

A cylindrical array of tightly spaced optical discs is arranged such that all optical discs in the array share the same axis of symmetry. An optical system is aligned with the optical disc array. The optical system includes a light source, such as a diffuse reflector, and a photo detector, such as a photo detector. The photo detector is aligned to receive either light transmitted through the optical disc array or light reflected off the optical disc array. Illumination directed at the optical disc array results in a pattern of alternating light and dark illuminations, or bands. The photo detector focusing on the cylinder surfaces of the optical discs detects the light/dark transitions and thus enables counting of discrete optical discs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01B 11/00 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
  • B25J 11/00 - Manipulators not otherwise provided for

60.

Remote control device with an icon

      
Application Number 29460634
Grant Number D0786831
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-12
First Publication Date 2017-05-16
Grant Date 2017-05-16
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed

61.

Remote control device with an icon

      
Application Number 29460636
Grant Number D0786832
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-12
First Publication Date 2017-05-16
Grant Date 2017-05-16
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed

62.

Remote control device with an icon

      
Application Number 29460640
Grant Number D0786833
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-12
First Publication Date 2017-05-16
Grant Date 2017-05-16
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed

63.

Foldable wireless charger module

      
Application Number 15332748
Grant Number 10547197
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-24
First Publication Date 2017-04-27
Grant Date 2020-01-28
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Nakhjiri, Mahsa
  • Yarka, Paul J.
  • Pan, Zixiao
  • Pine, Jordan
  • Bradley, David

Abstract

In one embodiment, the wireless charger can be light-weight, thin, and can be hidden and/or integrated inside of handbags, backpacks, jackets, and other accessories. The wireless charger can also be used as a standalone product. The wireless charger charges phones using wireless power transmission and incorporates a battery which can be recharged through a power adapter. When properly integrated, the wireless charger according to embodiments described herein can be integrated into such apparel, accessories, or other products without altering or affecting the appearance of the product. For example, the wireless charger may be seamlessly incorporated into most any apparel and accessories from purses to apparel to jackets if the product has a pocket. Because various aspects of the wireless charger are adaptable, it can be easily customized to meet customer needs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • H02J 7/02 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries for charging batteries from ac mains by converters

64.

Peak power control technique for primary side controller operation in continuous conduction mode

      
Application Number 14452443
Grant Number 09621053
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-08-05
First Publication Date 2017-04-11
Grant Date 2017-04-11
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Telefus, Mark

Abstract

A power converter includes a primary side controller configured to operate the power converter in the discontinuous conduction mode during low to mid-power requirements and to operate the power converter in the continuous conduction mode during high or peak power requirements. The power converter includes a primary side auxiliary winding that provides a feedback signal to the primary side controller, and an adjusted resistor and diode circuit which is coupled to a multi-function feedback (FB) pin of the primary side controller. The primary side controller monitors for a peak power demand, upon detection of which a negative supply rail is enabled, which is used to compensate for voltage losses due to non-zero current while operating in the CCM, thereby enabling output voltage regulation while operating in the CCM during peak power demand.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02M 3/335 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only
  • H02M 1/00 - APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF - Details of apparatus for conversion

65.

Panel user interface for an intelligent television

      
Application Number 15358788
Grant Number 09927879
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-11-22
First Publication Date 2017-04-06
Grant Date 2018-03-27
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed

Abstract

An intelligent television, methods for displaying content, and methods for user interaction between the intelligent television and the user are provided. In general, a user is provided with an application panel allowing for navigation, categories, favorites, and search options that enable one or more functions associated with the intelligent television. The presentation of options is based on input received by the intelligent television. As a user provides input to the intelligent television via a remote control or other input device. The intelligent television is configured to interpret the input and provide interactive functionality in the form of content presented to the display of the intelligent television without obstructing the user from viewing content displayed on the screen of the intelligent television.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • H04N 21/231 - Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/4725 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content using interactive regions of the image, e.g. hot spots
  • H04N 21/40 - Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/85 - Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/485 - End-user interface for client configuration
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors
  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04L 12/58 - Message switching systems
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content

66.

Switchable auxiliary supply circuit

      
Application Number 14470771
Grant Number 09601982
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-08-27
First Publication Date 2017-03-21
Grant Date 2017-03-21
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Zhang, Martin
  • Li, Wei
  • Brinlee, Anthony

Abstract

A method of and device for reducing power loss in a voltage conversion circuit. The voltage conversion circuit comprises a main power circuit and a switchable auxiliary circuit, which comprises a first and a second winding circuits. A switch controls the use of the first winding circuit, the second winding circuit, or both to reduce power lose during the voltage conversion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02M 3/24 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters
  • H02M 1/08 - Circuits specially adapted for the generation of control voltages for semiconductor devices incorporated in static converters
  • H02M 7/04 - Conversion of ac power input into dc power output without possibility of reversal by static converters

67.

Laser and optical charging and communications device and method of use

      
Application Number 14937553
Grant Number 09941965
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-11-10
First Publication Date 2017-03-09
Grant Date 2018-04-10
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lucrecio, Armando J.
  • Ma, Jiayin
  • Richiuso, Leonard

Abstract

Techniques for charging and optical communication with electronic devices are provided. Specifically, systems and methods to provide charging through laser or optical means and to provide optical communications are presented. Even more specifically, in one embodiment, the systems and methods comprise standard USB interfaces, USB protocols and USB connectors.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 10/80 - Optical aspects relating to the use of optical transmission for specific applications, not provided for in groups , e.g. optical power feeding or optical transmission through water
  • H04B 10/27 - Arrangements for networking
  • F21V 8/00 - Use of light guides, e.g. fibre optic devices, in lighting devices or systems
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • H02J 7/35 - Parallel operation in networks using both storage and other dc sources, e.g. providing buffering with light sensitive cells
  • H04B 10/50 - Transmitters
  • G02B 6/42 - Coupling light guides with opto-electronic elements

68.

Diffusive optical fiber sensor and communication device and method of use

      
Application Number 15172411
Grant Number 09970746
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-03
First Publication Date 2017-03-02
Grant Date 2018-05-15
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Ma, Jiayin
  • Burmeister, Martin Walter John

Abstract

Techniques for fiber optic light sensing and communication are provided. Specifically, systems and methods to provide diffusive optical fiber sensors and communication devices and methods of use are disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01B 11/06 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means for measuring length, width, or thickness for measuring thickness
  • G01B 11/14 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means for measuring distance or clearance between spaced objects or spaced apertures
  • G01B 11/02 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means for measuring length, width, or thickness
  • G02B 6/02 - Optical fibre with cladding
  • G02B 6/28 - Optical coupling means having data bus means, i.e. plural waveguides interconnected and providing an inherently bidirectional system by mixing and splitting signals

69.

High speed sync FET control

      
Application Number 15292643
Grant Number 09917576
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-13
First Publication Date 2017-02-02
Grant Date 2018-03-13
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Brinlee, Antony E.

Abstract

A circuit arrangement is disclosed for controlling the switching of a field effect transistor (FET). A current controlled amplifier may be configured to amplify a current in a current sense device to generate an amplified current, wherein the current in the current sense device indicates a current through the FET. A comparator may be coupled to the current sense amplifier to compare a voltage corresponding to the amplified current with a voltage reference and to generate a comparator output based on the comparison, wherein the comparator output controls whether the FET is on or off.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H03K 17/687 - Electronic switching or gating, i.e. not by contact-making and -breaking characterised by the use of specified components by the use, as active elements, of semiconductor devices the devices being field-effect transistors
  • H03K 3/012 - Modifications of generator to improve response time or to decrease power consumption
  • H03K 17/16 - Modifications for eliminating interference voltages or currents
  • H02M 3/335 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only
  • H03K 17/082 - Modifications for protecting switching circuit against overcurrent or overvoltage by feedback from the output to the control circuit
  • H03K 3/0233 - Bistable circuits
  • H03K 17/14 - Modifications for compensating variations of physical values, e.g. of temperature
  • H03K 17/18 - Modifications for indicating state of switch
  • H03K 17/691 - Electronic switching or gating, i.e. not by contact-making and -breaking characterised by the use of specified components by the use, as active elements, of semiconductor devices the devices being field-effect transistors with galvanic isolation between the control circuit and the output circuit using transformer coupling

70.

Method for selecting individual discs from tightly spaced array of optical discs

      
Application Number 14885879
Grant Number 09558781
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-10-16
First Publication Date 2017-01-31
Grant Date 2017-01-31
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Fordham, Mark
  • Hancock, Stephen

Abstract

A cylindrical array of tightly spaced optical discs are each positioned vertically on edge to form a horizontal stack. Lifting a subset of optical discs enables that subset of optical discs to be grasped by their perimeters with much more room for robotic grippers between adjacent optical discs. An optical disc storage container includes a molded tray for vertically aligning a plurality of optical discs into the cylindrical array. The molded tray includes a bottom surface and side surfaces to support the optical discs and one or more openings formed in the bottom surface. A lifting mechanism is positioned along the one or more openings and is configured to lift the subset of optical discs a short distance relative to the remaining optical discs in the array, thereby enabling robotic grippers to grab the portion of the lifted optical disc protruding from the non-lifted optical disc array.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G11B 17/26 - Guiding record carriers not specifically of filamentary or web form, or of supports therefor from random-access magazine of disc records the magazine having a cylindrical shape with vertical axis
  • G11B 17/24 - Guiding record carriers not specifically of filamentary or web form, or of supports therefor from random-access magazine of disc records the magazine having a toroidal or part-toroidal shape
  • G11B 17/28 - Guiding record carriers not specifically of filamentary or web form, or of supports therefor from random-access magazine of disc records the magazine having a cylindrical shape with horizontal axis
  • G11B 17/22 - Guiding record carriers not specifically of filamentary or web form, or of supports therefor from random-access magazine of disc records

71.

Stretchable conductor design and methods of making

      
Application Number 14593849
Grant Number 09554465
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-01-09
First Publication Date 2017-01-24
Grant Date 2017-01-24
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Mohammed, Anwar
  • Pang, Dick
  • Kurwa, Murad

Abstract

A stretchable interconnect includes a plurality of electrically conductive traces formed as a complex pattern on an elastic substrate. The form of the electrically conductive traces is such that when the elastic substrate is in a relaxed, or non-stretched, state each of the electrically conductive traces forms a tortuous path, such as a waveform, along the elastic substrate. The tortuous path of the electrically conductive traces provides slack such that as the elastic substrate is stretched the slack is taken up. Once released, the elastic substrate moves from the stretched position to the relaxed, non-stretched position, and slack is reintroduced into the electrically conductive traces in the form of the original tortuous path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 1/09 - Use of materials for the metallic pattern
  • H05K 1/02 - Printed circuits - Details
  • H05K 1/03 - Use of materials for the substrate

72.

Audio transmission and charging system and method of use

      
Application Number 15134138
Grant Number 10211668
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-04-20
First Publication Date 2017-01-19
Grant Date 2019-02-19
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lucrecio, Armando J.
  • Ma, Jiayin
  • Deva, Shaily

Abstract

Techniques for charging and communication with electronic devices, such as headphones, are provided. Specifically, systems and methods to provide charging of, and communication with, audio devices, such as by photovoltaic (PV) cells, infrared (IR) illumination, audio signals, and LEDs such as laser LEDs, are disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 7/35 - Parallel operation in networks using both storage and other dc sources, e.g. providing buffering with light sensitive cells
  • H04B 10/50 - Transmitters

73.

Optical communication and charging device and method of use

      
Application Number 15134084
Grant Number 09941748
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-04-20
First Publication Date 2017-01-19
Grant Date 2018-04-10
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lucrecio, Armando J.
  • Ma, Jiayin
  • Deva, Shaily

Abstract

Techniques for remote interactions with devices, such as charging, communications, and user interaction, are provided. Specifically, systems and methods to provide charging of devices, such as, remote charging by photovoltaic (PV) cells, infrared (IR) illumination, audio signals, and LEDs such as laser LEDs to charge devices such as watches, jewelry, car panels, headphones and phones, are presented.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 10/43 - Transceivers using a single component as both light source and receiver, e.g. using a photoemitter as a photoreceiver
  • H02J 50/30 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power using light, e.g. lasers
  • H02J 7/02 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries for charging batteries from ac mains by converters
  • H04B 10/114 - Indoor or close-range type systems
  • H04B 10/80 - Optical aspects relating to the use of optical transmission for specific applications, not provided for in groups , e.g. optical power feeding or optical transmission through water
  • H02J 7/35 - Parallel operation in networks using both storage and other dc sources, e.g. providing buffering with light sensitive cells
  • H02J 50/80 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power involving the exchange of data, concerning supply or distribution of electric power, between transmitting devices and receiving devices

74.

Remote control device with icons

      
Application Number 29460631
Grant Number D0776089
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-12
First Publication Date 2017-01-10
Grant Date 2017-01-10
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed

75.

Remote control device with an icon

      
Application Number 29460641
Grant Number D0775606
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-12
First Publication Date 2017-01-03
Grant Date 2017-01-03
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed

76.

Snap in retrofit panel

      
Application Number 15172067
Grant Number 10520169
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-02
First Publication Date 2016-12-08
Grant Date 2019-12-31
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Stratas, Chris
  • Musser, Jordon

Abstract

A retrofit lighting fixture for retrofitting a pre-existing lighting fixture. The pre-existing lighting fixture includes electrical wiring and a troffer having a recessed center portion and an outer perimeter edge, which together form a hollow inner cavity, the electrical wiring extending into the cavity. The retrofit lighting fixture includes a lighting panel, a spring and a magnet. The lighting panel has light sources and electrical wiring. The lighting panel electrical wiring is connected to the electrical wiring of the pre-existing lighting. The spring has a first end connected to the lighting panel and a second end connected to the magnet. The magnet is attached to the recessed center portion of the troffer, and the spring is configured to pull the lighting panel against the outer perimeter edge of the troffer. In some applications the retrofit lighting fixture is a LED lighting fixture.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 17/10 - Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages characterised by specific fastening means or way of fastening
  • F21S 8/04 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation intended only for mounting on a ceiling or like overhead structure
  • F21V 19/00 - Fastening of light sources or lamp holders
  • F21S 8/02 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters
  • F21V 3/06 - Globes; Bowls; Cover glasses characterised by materials, surface treatments or coatings characterised by the material
  • F21Y 115/10 - Light-emitting diodes [LED]
  • F21Y 105/00 - Planar light sources

77.

Current controlled resonant tank circuit

      
Application Number 14821524
Grant Number 09515560
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-08-07
First Publication Date 2016-12-06
Grant Date 2016-12-06
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Telefus, Mark
  • Ramos Yeo, Peter
  • Navarro, Aldimarl Mantilla
  • Sharifipour, Bahman

Abstract

A cascade power system includes a non-isolated buck converter in cascade with an isolated Class-E resonant circuit, where the Class-E resonant circuit operates at high frequency, for example 4 Mhz. Further, the non-isolated buck converter is configured as a current source coupled to the Class-E resonant circuit which provides a buck converter output voltage as input to the Class-E resonant circuit. The Class-E resonant circuit includes capacitive isolation for the cascade power system output. The cascade power system further includes a feedback control circuit for regulating a system output voltage. A feedback signal is used to adjust a duty cycle of the buck converter, thereby adjusting a buck converter output voltage. The buck converter output voltage is provided as input to the Class-E resonant circuit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05F 1/563 - Regulating voltage or current wherein the variable actually regulated by the final control device is dc using semiconductor devices in series with the load as final control devices including two stages of regulation, at least one of which is output level responsive, e.g. coarse and fine regulation
  • H03F 3/217 - Class D power amplifiers; Switching amplifiers
  • H02M 3/335 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only
  • H02M 3/158 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output without intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode using devices of a triode or transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only with automatic control of output voltage or current, e.g. switching regulators including plural semiconductor devices as final control devices for a single load

78.

GATE DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR HALF BRIDGE MOSFET SWITCHES PROVIDING PROTECTION OF THE SWITCH DEVICES

      
Application Number 14705802
Status Pending
Filing Date 2015-05-06
First Publication Date 2016-11-10
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Han, Hyeong

Abstract

A gate driver circuit which may include an input; high-side and low-side outputs; a signal conversion circuit configured to generate a high-side drive signal at the high-side output such that a delay time separates a transition of the high-side drive signal and a transition of a low-side drive signal at the low-side output; and a monitoring circuit configured to monitor a voltage at an output of a half-bridge and to pull the low-side output to a level for turning off a low-side switching device of the half-bridge on a condition that the voltage exceeds a voltage threshold. The monitoring circuit may control the low-side drive signal such that the delay time is a minimum delay necessary to prevent shoot-through of the half-bridge. The signal conversion circuit may generate the high-side drive signal such that the delay time is a minimum delay necessary to prevent shoot-through of the half-bridge.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02M 3/158 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output without intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode using devices of a triode or transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only with automatic control of output voltage or current, e.g. switching regulators including plural semiconductor devices as final control devices for a single load

79.

Removable spool for optical fiber storage

      
Application Number 15140069
Grant Number 09810871
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-04-27
First Publication Date 2016-10-27
Grant Date 2017-11-07
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Fordham, Mark Jonathan
  • Lommen, Joseph John
  • Payne, Ricky Jay

Abstract

An network interface device (NID) cabinet has removably mounted or fixedly mounted cable spools. The NID cabinet is a small enclosure, typically made of plastic, which sits on the outside wall of an end user's building, such as a home or office. Pre-terminated cables are spooled around each cable spool, and the cable connector at one end of each cable is connected to a network interconnection junction within the NID cabinet. A series of interlocking mounting features are formed on both the cable spool and the mating NID cabinet back wall. Two different types of mounting features enable the cable spool to be removably or fixedly mounted within the NID cabinet. When fixedly mounted, the cable spool can still be removed from the NID cabinet, but only if the spooled cabled is completed un-spooled and removed from the cable spool.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 6/44 - Mechanical structures for providing tensile strength and external protection for fibres, e.g. optical transmission cables

80.

Fastener free spool for optical fiber storage

      
Application Number 15140007
Grant Number 09791654
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-04-27
First Publication Date 2016-10-27
Grant Date 2017-10-17
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Fordham, Mark Jonathan
  • Lommen, Joseph John
  • Payne, Ricky Jay

Abstract

An network interface device (NID) cabinet has removably mounted or fixedly mounted cable spools. The NID cabinet is a small enclosure, typically made of plastic, which sits on the outside wall of an end user's building, such as a home or office. Pre-terminated cables are spooled around each cable spool, and the cable connector at one end of each cable is connected to a network interconnection junction within the NID cabinet. A series of interlocking mounting features are formed on both the cable spool and the mating NID cabinet back wall. Two different types of mounting features enable the cable spool to be removably or fixedly mounted within the NID cabinet. When fixedly mounted, the cable spool can still be removed from the NID cabinet, but only if the spooled cabled is completed un-spooled and removed from the cable spool.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 6/00 - Light guides; Structural details of arrangements comprising light guides and other optical elements, e.g. couplings
  • G02B 6/44 - Mechanical structures for providing tensile strength and external protection for fibres, e.g. optical transmission cables

81.

Stretchable printed electronic sheets to electrically connect uneven two dimensional and three dimensional surfaces

      
Application Number 15196280
Grant Number 10244623
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-29
First Publication Date 2016-10-20
Grant Date 2019-03-26
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Mohammed, Anwar
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Kurwa, Murad

Abstract

A method and apparatus for forming a circuit on an uneven two-dimensional (2-D) or three-dimensional (3-D) surface of an object is described. An amount of electrically conductive material to form a circuit between two points on the object is determined. The determined amount of electrically conductive material is deposited on a first surface of a stretchable substrate. The stretchable substrate with the deposited electrically conductive material is applied to the object to form a circuit between two points on the object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing
  • H05K 1/02 - Printed circuits - Details
  • H05K 1/09 - Use of materials for the metallic pattern
  • H05K 3/00 - Apparatus or processes for manufacturing printed circuits
  • H05K 3/12 - Apparatus or processes for manufacturing printed circuits in which conductive material is applied to the insulating support in such a manner as to form the desired conductive pattern using printing techniques to apply the conductive material
  • H05K 3/20 - Apparatus or processes for manufacturing printed circuits in which conductive material is applied to the insulating support in such a manner as to form the desired conductive pattern by affixing prefabricated conductor pattern
  • B29C 65/72 - Joining of preformed parts; Apparatus therefor by combined operations, e.g. welding and stitching
  • B29L 31/34 - Electrical apparatus, e.g. sparking plugs or parts thereof

82.

Adhesive activation machine for round surfaces

      
Application Number 14673164
Grant Number 10086578
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-03-30
First Publication Date 2016-10-06
Grant Date 2018-10-02
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lopez, Mario
  • Najar, Victor
  • Contreras, Guillermo Arriaga

Abstract

A press apparatus and a press including the press apparatus include a circular nest and a circular pressure shoe made up of press blocks formed as radial segments with an inside diameter corresponding to the diameter of the circular nest. The press blocks are fitted to actuators to move the press blocks between a first position in which the press blocks are radially outwardly spaced away from the nest and a second position the press blocks are radially inwardly disposed so that the inner radii of the press blocks are aligned to form a circle concentric with the circular nest.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B30B 7/04 - Presses characterised by a particular arrangement of the pressing members wherein pressing is effected in different directions simultaneously or in turn
  • B30B 11/00 - Presses specially adapted for forming shaped articles from material in particulate or plastic state, e.g. briquetting presses or tabletting presses

83.

Complete wearable ecosystem

      
Application Number 15066353
Grant Number 09836083
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-03-10
First Publication Date 2016-09-15
Grant Date 2017-12-05
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Ricci, Christopher P.

Abstract

Methods and systems for a complete wearable ecosystem are provided. Specifically, systems that when taken alone, or together, provide an individual or group of individuals with an intuitive and interactive wearable device ecosystem. The wearable device ecosystem may comprise a number of wearable devices. Each wearable device may comprise a body and a shell. Any number of different shells may be interconnected interchangeably to the body. In one embodiment, the shell is decorative. The present disclosure builds on integrating existing technology with new devices, methods, and systems to provide a complete wearable ecosystem.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08C 19/22 - Electric signal transmission systems in which transmission is by pulses by varying the duration of individual pulses
  • G06F 1/16 - Constructional details or arrangements
  • H04W 4/00 - Services specially adapted for wireless communication networks; Facilities therefor
  • H04B 1/3827 - Portable transceivers
  • H04M 1/725 - Cordless telephones

84.

Method and temperature transmission compensation

      
Application Number 15144348
Grant Number 10260536
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-05-02
First Publication Date 2016-08-25
Grant Date 2019-04-16
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Najmolhoda, Hamid
  • Seid, David

Abstract

A method is disclosed for determining off-temperature behavior of a solenoid fluid control valve. The method comprises performing a current sweep at a first temperature. The method further comprises choosing a first and second characterization control pressure for characterizing the solenoid fluid control valve. A first current may be determined that corresponds to the first characterization control pressure based on the current sweep, and a first metric may be assigned to the solenoid fluid control valve based on the first current. A second current corresponding to the second characterization control pressure may be determined based on the current sweep, and a second metric may be assigned to the solenoid fluid control valve based on the second current. Information regarding the behavior of the solenoid fluid control valve at a second temperature may be determined based on the first and second metrics.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01L 19/04 - Means for compensating for effects of changes of temperature
  • F16D 48/06 - Control by electric or electronic means, e.g. of fluid pressure
  • F15B 21/04 - Special measures taken in connection with the properties of the fluid
  • G05D 16/20 - Control of fluid pressure characterised by the use of electric means
  • F15B 19/00 - Testing fluid-pressure actuator systems or apparatus, so far as not provided for elsewhere
  • F15B 21/045 - Compensating for variations in viscosity or temperature
  • F16K 31/06 - Operating means; Releasing devices magnetic using a magnet
  • F16K 37/00 - Special means in or on valves or other cut-off apparatus for indicating or recording operation thereof, or for enabling an alarm to be given

85.

LED lighting unit

      
Application Number 14623879
Grant Number 09523494
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-02-17
First Publication Date 2016-08-18
Grant Date 2016-12-20
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Hayes, Earl James

Abstract

An LED lighting unit may include a flexible circuit substrate having a an obverse side and a reverse side. The obverse side may include a plurality of mounting points for LEDs and the reverse side may include a thermal conduction material. A plurality of LEDs may be mounted to the plurality of mounting points and may be in thermal communication with the thermal conduction material. A heat sink may be attached to the reverse side of the substrate and may have a hollow conical-frustum geometry. The heat sink may include a top circumference, a bottom circumference, a top opening, a bottom opening, at least one cooling fin extending into an interior of the heat sink.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01J 7/24 - Cooling arrangements; Heating arrangements; Means for circulating gas or vapour within the discharge space
  • H01J 9/00 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for the manufacture of electric discharge tubes, discharge lamps, or parts thereof; Recovery of material from discharge tubes or lamps
  • F21V 29/00 - Protecting lighting devices from thermal damage; Cooling or heating arrangements specially adapted for lighting devices or systems
  • F21V 29/77 - Cooling arrangements characterised by passive heat-dissipating elements, e.g. heat-sinks with fins or blades with essentially identical diverging planar fins or blades, e.g. with fan-like or star-like cross-section
  • F21V 19/00 - Fastening of light sources or lamp holders
  • F21Y 101/02 - Miniature, e.g. light emitting diodes (LED)
  • F21Y 111/00 - Light sources of a form not covered by groups

86.

Oil pan with integrated capacitive sensor for measuring oil level

      
Application Number 14946441
Grant Number 09587534
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-11-19
First Publication Date 2016-08-11
Grant Date 2017-03-07
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Bradford, Curtis Vance
  • Holmes, Brian Wayne
  • Dhesikan, Rajagopalan
  • Stinson, Mei Ho
  • Huynh, Dung Dang
  • Correa, Jose Luis Tenorio
  • Deva, Shaily
  • Hanna, John Nashed

Abstract

Embodiments provide an oil pan that includes an oil pan having a reservoir configured to hold oil and defined by one or more oil pan walls and an oil pan bottom. The oil pan includes one or more capacitance sensors coupled to a portion of the oil pan walls and configured to sense a capacitance. The oil pan includes a capacitance measuring unit electrically connected to the one or more sensors via one or more conductors and configured to receive each of the sensed capacitances via the one or more conductors and determine capacitance values for each of the sensed capacitances. The oil pan also includes a processor configured to receive the capacitance values and determine the oil level in the oil pan based on the capacitance values.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 17/10 - Complex mathematical operations
  • F01M 11/12 - Indicating devices; Other safety devices concerning lubricant level
  • G07C 5/02 - Registering or indicating driving, working, idle, or waiting time only
  • F01M 11/00 - Component parts, details, or accessories, not provided for in, or of interest apart from, groups
  • G01F 23/26 - Indicating or measuring liquid level, or level of fluent solid material, e.g. indicating in terms of volume, indicating by means of an alarm by measurement of physical variables, other than linear dimensions, pressure, or weight, dependent on the level to be measured, e.g. by difference of heat transfer of steam or water by measuring variations of capacity or inductance of capacitors or inductors arising from the presence of liquid or fluent solid material in the electric or electromagnetic fields

87.

Fixture design for pre-attachment package on package component assembly

      
Application Number 14468216
Grant Number 09397065
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-08-25
First Publication Date 2016-07-19
Grant Date 2016-07-19
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Nguyen, Jennifer
  • Geiger, David
  • Aranda, Ranilo
  • Sjoberg, Jonas
  • Mohammed, Anwar
  • Kurwa, Murad

Abstract

Embodiments of the present invention relate to a fixture design for pre-attachment package on package component assembly. The fixture design includes a plurality of pockets arranged in a N×M array. The plurality of pockets is sized to receive bottom packages. The fixture design includes global fiducials that are used to locate positions of the pockets on the fixture, and sets of local fiducials, with each set being specific to one of the pockets and used to refine the position of the location of a corresponding pocket. Each of the pockets can include one or more ear cuts for easy component placement and component removal. The fixture design can include a vacuum port for coupling with a vacuum source for drawing a vacuum to hold the bottom packages down. The fixture design can also include a cover that is used with the fixture to keep the components from being disturbed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01L 23/544 - Marks applied to semiconductor devices, e.g. registration marks, test patterns
  • H01L 23/00 - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR - Details of semiconductor or other solid state devices
  • H01L 25/00 - Assemblies consisting of a plurality of individual semiconductor or other solid state devices
  • H01L 23/538 - Arrangements for conducting electric current within the device in operation from one component to another the interconnection structure between a plurality of semiconductor chips being formed on, or in, insulating substrates

88.

Method of attaching electronic module on fabrics by stitching metal foil

      
Application Number 14229671
Grant Number 09398714
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-03-28
First Publication Date 2016-07-19
Grant Date 2016-07-19
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Feng, Zhen
  • Mohammed, Anwar

Abstract

A wearable electronics assembly includes one or more electronic modules coupled to a wearable electronics fabric. Each of the one or more electronic modules includes one or more metal foils, each metal foil electrically coupled at one end to an electrical connection point of the electrical module and at another end to an electrically conductive wire. The electrically conductive wire is stitched to the metal foil and to a fabric onto which the electronic module is attached. The electronic module can include one or more electronic components coupled to a printed circuit board. The metal foils can be formed from interconnects on the printed circuit board or the metal foils can be separate elements coupled to the printed circuit board.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 1/11 - Printed elements for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits
  • H05K 1/18 - Printed circuits structurally associated with non-printed electric components
  • H05K 7/02 - Arrangements of circuit components or wiring on supporting structure
  • H05K 13/04 - Mounting of components
  • H05K 3/40 - Forming printed elements for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits
  • H05K 3/42 - Plated through-holes

89.

Stretchable metal wire assembly using elastic tube

      
Application Number 14191170
Grant Number 09378864
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-02-26
First Publication Date 2016-06-28
Grant Date 2016-06-28
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Mohammed, Anwar
  • Kurwa, Murad

Abstract

A stretchable metal wire assembly includes a metal wire positioned within an elastic tube. The form of the metal wire is such that when the elastic tube is in a relaxed, or non-stretched, state the metal wire forms a tortuous path, such as a waveform, along the elastic tube. The tortuous path of the metal wire provides slack such that as the elastic tube is stretched the slack is taken up. Once released, the elastic tube moves from the stretched position to the relaxed, non-stretched position, and slack is reintroduced into the metal wire in the form of the original tortuous path. The metal wire functions as an electrical conductor, thereby providing a device having an extendable length electrical conducting element. In some applications, the metal wire is electrically coupled at each end to an electrical interconnect component.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 7/04 - Flexible cables, conductors, or cords, e.g. trailing cables
  • H01B 7/06 - Extensible conductors or cables, e.g. self-coiling cords
  • H02G 9/06 - Installations of electric cables or lines in or on the ground or water in underground tubes or conduits; Tubes or conduits therefor

90.

Integrated system of an electronic module and conductive fabric and method of making the same

      
Application Number 14574944
Grant Number 10201080
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-12-18
First Publication Date 2016-06-23
Grant Date 2019-02-05
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Mohammed, Anwar
  • Kurwa, Murad

Abstract

An electronic module assembly and method of assembling an electronic module to a conductive fabric are provided. An electronic module assembly comprises a non-conductive fabric and a conductive fabric covering at least part of a first side of the non-conductive fabric. An electronics module is disposed on the conductive fabric, and a portion of the electronics module includes a wall defining a through hole. A fastener passing through the through hole and passing through the conductive fabric is configured to electronically couple the electronics module to the conductive fabric.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 1/00 - Printed circuits
  • H05K 1/03 - Use of materials for the substrate
  • H05K 1/11 - Printed elements for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits
  • H05K 1/09 - Use of materials for the metallic pattern
  • H05K 1/18 - Printed circuits structurally associated with non-printed electric components
  • H05K 3/10 - Apparatus or processes for manufacturing printed circuits in which conductive material is applied to the insulating support in such a manner as to form the desired conductive pattern
  • H05K 3/32 - Assembling printed circuits with electric components, e.g. with resistor electrically connecting electric components or wires to printed circuits
  • H02K 1/18 - Means for mounting or fastening magnetic stationary parts on to, or to, the stator structures
  • H05K 9/00 - Screening of apparatus or components against electric or magnetic fields
  • H05K 1/02 - Printed circuits - Details
  • H05K 3/42 - Plated through-holes

91.

Application panel manager

      
Application Number 14945612
Grant Number 09820003
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-11-19
First Publication Date 2016-06-23
Grant Date 2017-11-14
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Milano, Eduardo Diego Torres
  • Burdzinski, Gregory
  • Lee, Todd
  • Visosky, John S.
  • Chen, Tong
  • Voth, Terrance D.

Abstract

An Intelligent TV having a silo manager, a panel manager and a panel controller. The various managers and controllers managing a global panel and an application panel. The global panel includes various types of information and the various types of input and content available. The global panel includes various information including, for example, Live TV information, on demand information, media center information, application information, HDMI 1 information, HDMI 2 information, HDMI 3 information, component 1 information, component 2 information, AV 1 information, AV 2 information, VGA information, as well as an option to hide undetected inputs. The application panel is dynamic and can optionally change based on one or more of context and content of the underlying application being viewed. The application panel can include various subcategories of information, with the number and type of the subcategories also capable of being dynamic based on the underlying context or content.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • H04N 21/231 - Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/4725 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content using interactive regions of the image, e.g. hot spots
  • H04N 21/40 - Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/85 - Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
  • H04N 17/04 - Diagnosis, testing or measuring for television systems or their details for receivers
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry
  • H04N 5/50 - Tuning indicators; Automatic tuning control
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/437 - Interfacing the upstream path of the transmission network, e.g. for transmitting client requests to a VOD server
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/485 - End-user interface for client configuration
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/4788 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application communicating with other users, e.g. chatting
  • H04N 21/475 - End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. PIN [Personal Identification Number] or preference data
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors
  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • H04N 21/8358 - Generation of protective data, e.g. certificates involving watermark
  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04N 21/488 - Data services, e.g. news ticker
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04N 21/439 - Processing of audio elementary streams
  • H04N 21/435 - Processing of additional data, e.g. decrypting of additional data or reconstructing software from modules extracted from the transport stream
  • H04N 21/432 - Content retrieval operation from a local storage medium, e.g. hard-disk
  • H04N 21/47 - End-user applications
  • H04L 12/58 - Message switching systems
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • H04N 21/45 - Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies 
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 5/45 - Picture in picture
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/2543 - Billing
  • H04N 21/441 - Acquiring end-user identification
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/4415 - Acquiring end-user identification using biometric characteristics of the user, e.g. by voice recognition or fingerprint scanning
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • H04N 21/433 - Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request or caching operations

92.

Systems and methods for providing user interfaces in an intelligent television

      
Application Number 14869650
Grant Number 09904370
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-09-29
First Publication Date 2016-06-09
Grant Date 2018-02-27
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • De Paz, Alexander

Abstract

An intelligent television can provide various interfaces for navigating processes associated with providing content. The user interfaces include unique visual representations and organizations that allow the user to utilize the intelligent television more easily and more effectively. Particularly, the user interfaces pertain to the display of media content, electronic programming guide information, television content, and other content. Further, the user interfaces provide unique process of transitioning between the content.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/00 - Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
  • G06F 13/00 - Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • H04N 21/231 - Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/4725 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content using interactive regions of the image, e.g. hot spots
  • H04N 21/40 - Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/85 - Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/485 - End-user interface for client configuration
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors
  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04L 12/58 - Message switching systems
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance

93.

Remote control device

      
Application Number 29452457
Grant Number D0758352
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-04-16
First Publication Date 2016-06-07
Grant Date 2016-06-07
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed

94.

Stretchable printed electronic sheets to electrically connect uneven two dimensional and three dimensional surfaces

      
Application Number 14558357
Grant Number 09398705
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-12-02
First Publication Date 2016-06-02
Grant Date 2016-07-19
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Mohammed, Anwar
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Kurwa, Murad

Abstract

A method and apparatus for forming a conductor on an uneven two-dimensional (2-D) or three-dimensional (3-D) surface is described. An amount of conductive material needed to form a conductor between two points on a surface of an object is determined. The determined amount of conductive material is deposited on a substrate. The substrate with the deposited conductive material is applied to the object to form a conductor between the two points on the surface of the object. The conductive material and substrate may be stretchable. The conductive material may be deposited by an inkjet printer or an embedded 3-D printer. The substrate with the deposited conductive material may be applied to the object by laminating the substrate with the deposited conductive material to the object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01L 21/20 - Deposition of semiconductor materials on a substrate, e.g. epitaxial growth
  • H05K 3/46 - Manufacturing multi-layer circuits
  • H05K 3/12 - Apparatus or processes for manufacturing printed circuits in which conductive material is applied to the insulating support in such a manner as to form the desired conductive pattern using printing techniques to apply the conductive material
  • H05K 1/02 - Printed circuits - Details

95.

Integration of magnet in solenoid vent path

      
Application Number 14542861
Grant Number 09631735
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-11-17
First Publication Date 2016-05-19
Grant Date 2017-04-25
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Peterson, Matthew
  • Najmolhoda, Hamid

Abstract

Electrohydraulic solenoids with improved filtering of venting fluid are provided herein. In some embodiments, an electrohydraulic solenoid comprises a hollow cylindrical bobbin having a flange at a first end with a core having a cavity open at one end disposed in the hollow of the bobbin. An armature is disposed within the cavity and supported for axial movement within the cavity. A portion of a pole piece is disposed in the hollow of the bobbin at the first end with an axial face of the portion abutting the open end of the cavity and a shoulder axially spaced from the flange forming a gap. A vent path is formed between the cavity and an outer environment, the vent path comprising at least a portion of the gap, with a magnet disposed in a portion of the vent path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16K 31/06 - Operating means; Releasing devices magnetic using a magnet
  • B03C 1/033 - Component parts; Auxiliary operations characterised by the magnetic circuit
  • B03C 1/28 - Magnetic plugs and dipsticks
  • H01F 7/08 - Electromagnets; Actuators including electromagnets with armatures
  • F16K 31/02 - Operating means; Releasing devices magnetic

96.

Method of making RFID devices on fabrics by stitching metal wires

      
Application Number 14483002
Grant Number 09336476
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-09-10
First Publication Date 2016-05-10
Grant Date 2016-05-10
Owner Flextronics AP LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Mohammed, Anwar
  • Feng, Zhen
  • Kurwa, Murad

Abstract

An RFID device assembly is fabricated by stitching an electrically conductive wire into a fabric as a pattern that forms an antenna. The two ends of the electrically conductive wire are positioned for coupling to antenna contact pads on an RFID device. The RFID device is attached to the fabric either before or after the electrically conductive wire is stitched to the fabric.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 19/077 - Constructional details, e.g. mounting of circuits in the carrier

97.

Method of attaching electronic module on fabrics by stitching plated through holes

      
Application Number 14228021
Grant Number 09338915
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-03-27
First Publication Date 2016-05-10
Grant Date 2016-05-10
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Liu, Weifeng
  • Mohammed, Anwar
  • Feng, Zhen

Abstract

A wearable electronics assembly includes one or more electronic modules coupled to a wearable electronics fabric. Each of the one or more electronic modules includes one or more plated through holes, through each of which is coupled an electrically conductive wire. The electrically conductive wire is stitched through the plated through hole and to a fabric onto which the electronic module is attached. The electronic module can include one or more electronic components coupled to a printed circuit board.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 1/16 - Printed circuits incorporating printed electric components, e.g. printed resistor, capacitor, inductor
  • H05K 1/18 - Printed circuits structurally associated with non-printed electric components
  • H05K 3/30 - Assembling printed circuits with electric components, e.g. with resistor
  • H05K 7/02 - Arrangements of circuit components or wiring on supporting structure
  • H05K 3/10 - Apparatus or processes for manufacturing printed circuits in which conductive material is applied to the insulating support in such a manner as to form the desired conductive pattern

98.

Dynamic current compensation

      
Application Number 14520963
Grant Number 09671032
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-10-22
First Publication Date 2016-04-28
Grant Date 2017-06-06
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Castora, Andrew Robert
  • Najmolhoda, Hamid
  • Seid, David Lee

Abstract

A method for characterizing a fluid control solenoid with current compensation is described. A current command is sent to the fluid control solenoid. The current command indicates a desired current value related to a desired fluid output pressure to be applied to the solenoid. An actual fluid output pressure is measured at a valve associated with the fluid control solenoid for the desired current value applied to the solenoid. An actual current received value at the fluid control solenoid is also measured. Post processing is then applied. A compensated current value related to the actual fluid output pressure is determined based on a difference between the current command and the actual current received value. Methods for dynamic current compensation are also described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16H 61/02 - Control functions within change-speed- or reversing-gearings for conveying rotary motion characterised by the signals used
  • F16K 31/06 - Operating means; Releasing devices magnetic using a magnet
  • H01F 7/18 - Circuit arrangements for obtaining desired operating characteristics, e.g. for slow operation, for sequential energisation of windings, for high-speed energisation of windings
  • G05B 17/02 - Systems involving the use of models or simulators of said systems electric
  • G05D 7/06 - Control of flow characterised by the use of electric means
  • B60T 8/36 - Arrangements for adjusting wheel-braking force to meet varying vehicular or ground-surface conditions, e.g. limiting or varying distribution of braking force responsive to a speed condition, e.g. acceleration or deceleration having a fluid pressure regulator responsive to a speed condition including a pilot valve responding to an electromagnetic force

99.

Motorized adhesive dispensing module

      
Application Number 14526114
Grant Number 09931665
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-10-28
First Publication Date 2016-04-28
Grant Date 2018-04-03
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Cheung, Dason
  • Kurwa, Murad
  • Mercado, Raymundo Alatorre

Abstract

A liquid compound dispensing apparatus for dispensing a controlled amount of liquid compound onto a workpiece is described. The apparatus comprises a cartridge system. The cartridge system may accept a liquid compound cartridge containing liquid compound. The apparatus also comprises a plate, having a threaded bore, positioned above the cartridge system that is movable in a first and second direction, at least one plunger attached to the plate at a first end and attached to a piston at a second end. The piston is dimensioned to move within the liquid compound cartridge to displace liquid compound when the plate is moved in the second direction. A driving mechanism moves the plate in the first and the second directions to dispense product and comprises a motor, a threaded rod disposed through the threaded bore of the plate that is driven by a driving belt attached to the motor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B05C 17/01 - Hand tools or apparatus using hand-held tools, for applying liquids or other fluent materials to, for spreading applied liquids or other fluent materials on, or for partially removing applied liquids or other fluent materials from, surfaces for discharging material through an outlet orifice by pressure with mechanically or electrically actuated piston or the like
  • B05C 5/02 - Apparatus in which liquid or other fluent material is projected, poured or allowed to flow on to the surface of the work from an outlet device in contact, or almost in contact, with the work
  • B05C 11/10 - Storage, supply or control of liquid or other fluent material; Recovery of excess liquid or other fluent material
  • B05C 17/005 - Hand tools or apparatus using hand-held tools, for applying liquids or other fluent materials to, for spreading applied liquids or other fluent materials on, or for partially removing applied liquids or other fluent materials from, surfaces for discharging material through an outlet orifice by pressure

100.

Vehicle lane departure system based on magnetic field flux detection

      
Application Number 14489714
Grant Number 09278691
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-09-18
First Publication Date 2016-03-08
Grant Date 2016-03-08
Owner Flextronics AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Zsombory, Sandor
  • Polityka, Gregory A.

Abstract

Described herein is a system and method that recognizes vehicle lane departure in road conditions affected by environmental conditions. The system uses magnetic field flux detection to determine if a vehicle is departing from a projected vehicle trajectory or a determined vehicle position between lanes. A magnetic material is applied to the stripes painted on road surfaces or on other applicable lane boundary indicators. The system uses magnetic field flux sensors or Hall Effect sensors mounted in the vehicle to recognize changes in magnetic field flux from the magnetized road stripe. These changes in magnetic field flux are interpreted by the system to determine whether alarms should be initiated for vehicle lane departure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60Q 9/00 - Arrangement or adaptation of signal devices not provided for in one of main groups
  • B60W 30/12 - Lane keeping
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