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1.

FLEX NEEDLE

      
Application Number US2019028370
Publication Number 2019/204761
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-19
Publication Date 2019-10-24
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 25/00 - Catheters; Hollow probes
  • A61M 5/158 - Needles

2.

AUTOMATIC INJECTION DEVICE HAVING A MAGNETIC DRIVE SYSTEM

      
Application Number US2019027136
Publication Number 2019/200198
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-12
Publication Date 2019-10-17
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 stopper. 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 parallel linear movement of the stopper 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 stopper and have means for sensing the stopper position. 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 5/142 - Pressure infusion, e.g. using pumps

3.

HYDRAULIC VALVE CONFIGURATION FOR NORMALLY HIGH VALVES WITH A NORMALLY LOW SOLENOID

      
Application Number US2018036886
Publication Number 2018/227183
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-06-11
Publication Date 2018-12-13
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Peterson, Matthew

Abstract

A fluid control valve and valve assembly including the fluid control valve are disclosed. The valve includes a valve body comprising a supply port and an exhaust port, each of which are in selective communication with a control port. A valve sealing member is located between a supply valve seat and an exhaust valve seat, and is supported for linear displacement between at least a first valve position and a second valve position. In the first valve position, the valve sealing member is pressed against the exhaust valve seat such that the supply port is in fluid communication with the control port and fluid pressure at the control port is high. In the second valve position, the valve sealing member is pressed against the supply valve seat such that the control port is in fluid communication with the exhaust port and fluid pressure at the control port is low.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16K 31/06 - Operating means; Releasing devices magnetic using a magnet

4.

ACTUATOR FOR SOLENOID OPERATED VALVE

      
Application Number US2018022685
Publication Number 2018/170291
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-15
Publication Date 2018-09-20
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 31/524 - Mechanical actuating means with crank, eccentric, or cam with a cam
  • 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 31/00 - Operating means; Releasing devices

5.

SECURING A PCB IN A PLASTIC AND METAL HOUSING

      
Application Number US2017047832
Publication Number 2018/035527
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-08-21
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 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 7/14 - Mounting supporting structure in casing or on frame or rack
  • H05K 5/00 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus

6.

BATTERY HOLDER

      
Application Number US2017047838
Publication Number 2018/035532
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-08-21
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

7.

LOCALIZED HAPTIC FEEDBACK ON FLEXIBLE DISPLAYS

      
Application Number US2017040144
Publication Number 2018/005890
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-06-29
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 interactivebutton selected by the touch input.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/02 - Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
  • 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

8.

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

      
Application Number US2017018478
Publication Number 2017/176374
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-02-17
Publication Date 2017-10-12
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Barmaimon, Eyal
  • Shtram, Lior
  • Kalisch, Boaz
  • Bellan, Ronny
  • Cohen 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 5/315 - Pistons; Piston-rods; Guiding, blocking or restricting the movement of the rod; Appliances on the rod for facilitating dosing
  • F03G 7/06 - Mechanical-power-producing mechanisms, not otherwise provided for or using energy sources not otherwise provided for using expansion or contraction of bodies due to heating, cooling, moistening, drying, or the like
  • A61M 5/20 - Automatic syringes, e.g. with automatically actuated piston rod, with automatic needle injection, filling automatically
  • A61M 5/44 - Devices for bringing media into the body in a subcutaneous, intra-vascular or intramuscular way; Accessories therefor, e.g. filling or cleaning devices, arm rests having means for cooling or heating the devices or media

9.

AUTOMATIC INJECTION DEVICE HAVING A MAGNETIC DRIVE SYSTEM

      
Application Number US2017018504
Publication Number 2017/143285
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-02-17
Publication Date 2017-08-24
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Barmaimon, Eyal
  • Shtram, Lior
  • Kalisch, Boaz
  • Bellan, Ronny
  • Choen, 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

10.

METHOD OF ESTIMATION OF DISCHARGE TIME DURATION DURING HIGH-RATE BATTERY DISCHARGE

      
Application Number US2017013498
Publication Number 2017/123990
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-01-13
Publication Date 2017-07-20
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  ?

  • H01M 10/48 - Accumulators combined with arrangements for measuring, testing or indicating the condition of cells, e.g. the level or density of the electrolyte

11.

STERILE PATCH PUMP

      
Application Number US2016041364
Publication Number 2017/007952
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-07-07
Publication Date 2017-01-12
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 5/155 - 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

12.

LED LIGHTING UNIT

      
Application Number US2016018330
Publication Number 2016/134060
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-02-17
Publication Date 2016-08-25
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Hayes, Earl James

Abstract

An LED lighting unit (300) 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 (120) 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 (200) 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 (260) extending into an interior of the heat sink.

IPC Classes  ?

  • 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 29/83 - Cooling arrangements characterised by passive heat-dissipating elements, e.g. heat-sinks the elements having apertures, ducts or channels, e.g. heat radiation holes
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices
  • F21Y 111/00 - Light sources of a form not covered by groups

13.

OIL PAN WITH INTEGRATED CAPACITIVE SENSOR FOR MEASURING OIL LEVEL

      
Application Number US2016017616
Publication Number 2016/130848
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-02-11
Publication Date 2016-08-18
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  ?

  • 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
  • F01M 11/12 - Indicating devices; Other safety devices concerning lubricant level
  • F01M 11/00 - Component parts, details, or accessories, not provided for in, or of interest apart from, groups

14.

DYNAMIC CURRENT COMPENSATION

      
Application Number US2014062198
Publication Number 2016/064418
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-10-24
Publication Date 2016-04-28
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  ?

  • 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
  • B60T 8/00 - Arrangements for adjusting wheel-braking force to meet varying vehicular or ground-surface conditions, e.g. limiting or varying distribution of braking force
  • F16H 61/02 - Control functions within change-speed- or reversing-gearings for conveying rotary motion characterised by the signals used

15.

VEHICLE LANE DEPARTURE SYSTEM BASED ON MAGNETIC FIELD FLUX DETECTION

      
Application Number US2014058034
Publication Number 2016/043782
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-09-29
Publication Date 2016-03-24
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  ?

  • G08G 1/0962 - Arrangements for giving variable traffic instructions having an indicator mounted inside the vehicle, e.g. giving voice messages
  • G08G 1/0967 - Systems involving transmission of highway information, e.g. weather, speed limits
  • G08G 1/16 - Anti-collision systems
  • B60W 30/12 - Lane keeping
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

16.

VEHICLE BASED PORTABLE CHARGING DEVICE

      
Application Number US2014054362
Publication Number 2016/032542
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-09-05
Publication Date 2016-03-03
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Wooley, George Michael

Abstract

Described herein is a system which provides a portable and rechargeable device to charge portable devices. The system includes an entertainment hub or similar structure in a vehicle and a portable and rechargeable device which connects with the entertainment hub to charge batteries in the portable and rechargeable device. The entertainment hub is connected to the vehicle power system and has a connection port for holding and powering the portable and rechargeable device. The connection port and the portable and rechargeable device have mated connectors. An ejection button disengages the portable and rechargeable device from the entertainment hub. The portable and rechargeable device has a connector for connecting to and charging a portable device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • H02J 7/14 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries for charging batteries from dynamo-electric generators driven at varying speed, e.g. on vehicle
  • B60R 11/02 - Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for for radio sets, television sets, telephones, or the like; Arrangement of controls thereof
  • G06F 1/16 - Constructional details or arrangements

17.

MULTI-TOUCH GESTURE RECOGNITION USING MULTIPLE SINGLE-TOUCH TOUCH PADS

      
Application Number US2014058376
Publication Number 2016/022160
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-09-30
Publication Date 2016-02-11
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Jerie, Zbnek

Abstract

A device and method using multiple touch-sensors on multiple ergonomically separated surfaces together with centralized, common processing to enable multi-touch performance for multi-touch applications. The device uses a combination of two or more separate touch-sensors with common processing to allow use of a wider portfolio of touch technologies which would otherwise only offer single-touch capabilities, for multi-touch applications. The usage of multiple separated sensors allows coverage of various surfaces using sensor technologies that might otherwise be unavailable. The segmented ergonomically formed touch sensitive devices use ergonomic single-touch and multi-touch gestures for controlling or passing general input information to electronic devices having a human-machine input. The devices fit a variety of surface conditions and are operable via a combination of a number of different human body parts. The multiple touch sensors are ergonomically separated or dedicated to body parts.

IPC Classes  ?

  • 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 3/0354 - Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor with detection of 2D relative movements between the device, or an operating part thereof, and a plane or surface, e.g. 2D mice, trackballs, pens or pucks

18.

METHOD FOR TEMPERATURE TRANSMISSION COMPENSATION

      
Application Number US2014033303
Publication Number 2015/142364
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-04-08
Publication Date 2015-09-24
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  ?

  • G05D 16/20 - Control of fluid pressure characterised by the use of electric means
  • 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

19.

SOLENOID VALVE ACCURACY ESTIMATION METHOD

      
Application Number US2014033333
Publication Number 2015/142365
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-04-08
Publication Date 2015-09-24
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Seid, David
  • Baje, Ritchie
  • Najmolhoda, Hamid

Abstract

A method is disclosed for determining off-temperature accuracy information of a solenoid fluid control valve. The method comprises performing a current sweep at a first temperature, and for at least one command pressure, determining an error in a control pressure based on the current sweep. The error may be determined at the first temperature. A metric may then calculated based on the current sweep, and a pressure error offset may be determined for a second temperature based on the metric. The pressure error offset may describe a difference between the error in control pressure at the first temperature and an expected error in control pressure at the second temperature.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 16/20 - Control of fluid pressure characterised by the use of electric means

20.

SMART SOLENOID

      
Application Number US2014033467
Publication Number 2015/142366
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-04-09
Publication Date 2015-09-24
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Phillips, David
  • Guzorek, Richard

Abstract

A solenoid fluid control valve is disclosed 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  ?

  • 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
  • F01P 7/16 - Controlling of coolant flow the coolant being liquid by thermostatic control
  • F01P 11/14 - Indicating devices; Other safety devices

21.

DETACHABLE CRANK AND SLIDER CIRCUIT PACK EJECTOR

      
Application Number US2014049255
Publication Number 2015/094416
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-07-31
Publication Date 2015-06-25
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Fordham, Mark
  • Payne, Rick

Abstract

A mechanism for connecting a first object, such as a chassis and/or motherboard, to a second object, such as a faceplate and/or daughterboard. A first link may be connected to the first object and a second link may be connected to the second object. The second link may have a slot and the first link may have a pin which is releasably connectable to the slot to form a pivot connecting the first link to the second link. The pin may be releasable from the slot at a first point of travel of the pivot and the pin may not be releasable from the slot at a second point of travel of the pivot. The first link may include a first retaining lobe and the second link may include a second retaining lobe disposed to interlock with the first retaining lobe.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 7/14 - Mounting supporting structure in casing or on frame or rack
  • G06F 1/18 - Packaging or power distribution
  • H01R 12/70 - Coupling devices
  • H01R 13/629 - Additional means for facilitating engagement or disengagement of coupling parts, e.g. aligning or guiding means, levers, gas pressure

22.

HIGH SPEED SYNC FET CONTROL

      
Application Number US2014067399
Publication Number 2015/077770
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-11-25
Publication Date 2015-05-28
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 17/082 - 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 17/687 - 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 17/14 - Modifications for compensating variations of physical values, e.g. of temperature
  • H03K 17/18 - Modifications for indicating state of switch
  • 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
  • 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 17/16 - Modifications for eliminating interference voltages or currents
  • H03K 3/012 - Modifications of generator to improve response time or to decrease power consumption

23.

VEHICLE ENTRY POWER SYSTEMS ACTIVATION BASED ON STRUCTURED LIGHT DETECTION

      
Application Number US2014043388
Publication Number 2015/065538
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-06-20
Publication Date 2015-05-07
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Tofilescu, Pompilian
  • Zsombory, Sandor

Abstract

A method and apparatus for activating a vehicle entry power system using structured light detection are described herein. The method may include waking up the vehicle entry power system utilizing keyfob detection, waking up a smart camera, turning on, by the smart camera, a laser diode, wherein the laser diode projects a light pattern on the ground for a predetermined period of time, stepping, by a user, on the light pattern, detecting, by the smart camera, a shape change in the light pattern, and signaling to the vehicle entry power system to activate a lift gate opening.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07C 9/00 - Individual registration on entry or exit
  • B60R 25/20 - Means to switch the anti-theft system on or off

24.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CURRENT FLOW CONTROL FOR DUAL BATTERY VEHICLE ARCHITECTURE

      
Application Number US2014048631
Publication Number 2015/041749
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-07-29
Publication Date 2015-03-26
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Tofilescu, Pompilian

Abstract

Described herein is a device and method for current flow control for dual battery vehicle architecture. The dual battery vehicle architecture includes a second energy source (150) that is used to support electrical loads (152), such as radio and navigation systems, during re-cranking in stop-start situations. A quasi-diode device (105) is configured to effectively split a main battery (140) and starter (142) circuit (110) from the rest of the vehicle electrical system (115) including the second energy source (150). The quasi-diode device includes a plurality of field effect transistors, FET (107), that conducts current in both directions between the main battery and starter circuit and the rest of the vehicle electrical system when the FETs are turned on and conducts current only from the main battery and starter circuit to the rest of the vehicle electrical system when the FETs are turned off, i.e. when re-cranking is occurring during a start-stop situation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F02N 11/08 - Circuits specially adapted for starting of engines
  • H02J 7/14 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries for charging batteries from dynamo-electric generators driven at varying speed, e.g. on vehicle
  • B60R 16/03 - Electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for; Arrangement of elements of electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for electric for supply of electrical power to vehicle subsystems
  • B60R 16/023 - Electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for; Arrangement of elements of electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for electric for transmission of signals between vehicle parts or subsystems
  • H03K 17/082 - Modifications for protecting switching circuit against overcurrent or overvoltage by feedback from the output to the control circuit

25.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING PERFECT MICROWAVE ABSORBING SKINS

      
Application Number US2014030650
Publication Number 2014/145821
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-03-17
Publication Date 2014-09-18
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Suorsa, Peter

Abstract

A method and apparatus for producing a radio frequency absorber (RFA) or perfect microwave absorber (PMA) skin is described herein. A metamaterial layer may be applied to a low dielectric substrate. Resistive and capacitive components may then be added to the metamaterial layer. The metamaterial layer may then be formed into an RFA or PMA skin, which may then be applied to a multi-layered assembly for absorption of electromagnetic radiation in a frequency range such as the microwave frequency spectrum in a final product including but limited to cell phones, communication devices, or other electronic devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 17/00 - Devices for absorbing waves radiated from an antenna; Combinations of such devices with active antenna elements or systems

26.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING PERFECT MICROWAVE ABSORBING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

      
Application Number US2014030659
Publication Number 2014/145830
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-03-17
Publication Date 2014-09-18
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Suorsa, Peter

Abstract

A method and apparatus for producing a radio frequency absorbing (RFA) or perfect microwave absorbing (PMA) printed circuit board (PCB) is described herein. A metamaterial layer may be applied to a low dielectric substrate. Resistive and capacitive components may then be added to the metamaterial layer. The metamaterial layer may then be formed into an RFA or PMA PCB, which may comprise a multi-layered assembly for absorption of electromagnetic radiation in a targeted frequency range such as the microwave frequency range in the PCB.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 17/00 - Devices for absorbing waves radiated from an antenna; Combinations of such devices with active antenna elements or systems
  • H05K 1/02 - Printed circuits - Details

27.

POWDER COATING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ABSORBING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI)

      
Application Number US2014030696
Publication Number 2014/145860
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-03-17
Publication Date 2014-09-18
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Suorsa, Peter

Abstract

A method for producing a magnetic resonant frequency (MRF) absorber and apparatus for an MRF absorber are described herein. The method comprises processing a high permeability material such as permalloy comprising 80% nickel, 18% iron, 2% molybdenum to create a specific geometric form factor such as a flake, sphere, or rod. The geometric form factor may then be encapsulated in an insulating matrix. The insulating matrix may be a Potassium Silicate (SiO3K2). The insulated flake, sphere, or rod form factor may be introduced to a powder coating process. The insulated flake, sphere, or rod form factor may then be mixed with a polymetric coating powder at a weight ratio based on a desired performance for absorbing electromagnetic interference (EMI).

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 17/00 - Devices for absorbing waves radiated from an antenna; Combinations of such devices with active antenna elements or systems

28.

LED BACK END ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

      
Application Number US2014019568
Publication Number 2014/134520
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-02-28
Publication Date 2014-09-04
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Tam, Samuel
  • Kurwa, Murad
  • Pang Tak, Shing Dick

Abstract

An LED device and method of manufacture including separately coupling a thin flexible interposer and an LED die to a heat sink structure and then electrically coupling the interposer and the LED die together with a wirebond. A specifically shaped perimeter of an aperture within the interposer negates the need for a cavity or alignment markings within the heat sink structure by limiting the orientation in which the die fits within the aperture. Alternatively, an LED device and method of manufacture include coupling a rigid circuit board to an LED die such that electrical contacts of the die are electrically coupled with electrical input/output terminals of the circuit board. This die/board unit is then able to be coupled to a heat sink structure to form a portion of the device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01L 33/48 - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR - Details thereof characterised by the semiconductor body packages

29.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POSTAL SERVICES INCORPORATING ELECTRONIC MAIL OPTIONS

      
Application Number US2014015508
Publication Number 2014/124351
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-02-10
Publication Date 2014-08-14
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Ricci, Christopher, P.

Abstract

A system and method receive, by a postal service, non-electronic or electronic communication, convert, by the postal service, the non-electronic or electronic communication into the other of the non-electronic or electronic communication, and deliver or cause delivery, by the postal service, to a receiver of the other of the non-electronic or electronic communication.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs

30.

METERED DOSE INHALER WITH AN ELECTRONIC DOSE COUNTER

      
Application Number US2014014594
Publication Number 2014/123858
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-02-04
Publication Date 2014-08-14
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Shtram, Lior
  • Schvetz, Yossef
  • Ozsumer, Serdar
  • Trecate, Marco
  • Ardissone, Livia
  • Bonfanti, Aurelio
  • Vergani, Marco
  • Nonini, Paola
  • Van Der Velde, Nisse

Abstract

A metered dose inhaler with an electronic dose counter, and method of operating and forming the same. In one embodiment, the metered dose inhaler includes a pressurized canister assembly formed with a memory device affixed thereto. The metered dose inhaler also includes a canister housing into which the pressurized canister assembly is inserted, the canister housing formed with an electronic dose counter including a display configured to display a dose count of a drug in the pressurized canister assembly stored in the memory device.

IPC Classes  ?

31.

PICK TO LIGHT SYSTEM

      
Application Number US2014014675
Publication Number 2014/121274
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-02-04
Publication Date 2014-08-07
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Marquez, Fernando Antonio Sanchez

Abstract

A method of and device for generating an identifiable signal to facilitate an order picking process are disclosed. The method and device can be used on an order picking station having containers with items to be picked. In some embodiments, the station has multiple shelves having signal generating devices coupled with each of the containers on the shelves. The device takes the information of the items to be picked and generate identifiable signals, such that the device provides visual effects to facilitate workers' picking and gathering efficiency.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65G 1/137 - Storage devices mechanical with arrangements or automatic control means for selecting which articles are to be removed
  • G06Q 10/08 - Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders

32.

PROGRAMMING USER BEHAVIOR REPORTING

      
Application Number US2013055317
Publication Number 2014/092810
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-06-19
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Voth, Terrance, D.

Abstract

Methods and systems for reporting user activity are provided. Sequentially numbering the reports allows for reports being sent at regular intervals to be associated with a timestamp, even if the system clock has not been set. Furthermore, the reporting period may default to an initial value, such as every 24 hours, but receive instructions to be reset to a different value.

IPC Classes  ?

33.

ON-DEMAND CREATION OF REPORTS

      
Application Number US2013055318
Publication Number 2014/092811
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-06-19
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Voth, Terrance, D.

Abstract

An intelligent television is provided. One aspect of the intelligent television is the ability to preserve status information across power cycles. Once a report is generated, the intelligent television may then transmit the report to a recipient, such as a server. If any one or more reports are successfully sent, they may then be deleted from a memory, storage device, or other non-volatile memory associated with the intelligent television.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 17/00 - Diagnosis, testing or measuring for television systems or their details

34.

REPORT DATABASE FOR INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013055319
Publication Number 2014/092812
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-06-19
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Voth, Terrance, D.
  • Cassar, Ron

Abstract

An intelligent television is provided with a storage, such as a database, for a number of reports. As reports are created, and free space in the storage decreases, reports may be deleted. Reports may be deleted upon delivery to a server or deleted upon determining an older report exists. Optionally, one report, such as one containing first time data associated with an initial power-up of the television, may be preserved.

IPC Classes  ?

35.

CONTENT PROVIDER STATISTICS APPLICATION

      
Application Number US2013055321
Publication Number 2014/092813
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-06-19
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Voth, Terrance, D.

Abstract

An intelligent television is provided with reporting abilities. The intelligent television may report information regarding a number of applications installed on the intelligent television. Additionally, an indicia of applications installed and then de¬ installed may be maintained and reported such that the report includes removed applications. Once a report is created, it may then be stored in a data storage of the intelligent television and delivered to a server. Once successfully delivered, the oldest report may then be removed. Should the delivery of the report fail and free space fall below a threshold, the oldest report, as identified by a sequential or serial number, may then be removed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 30/00 - Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce

36.

SILO MANAGER

      
Application Number US2013055345
Publication Number 2014/092814
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-06-19
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lee, Todd
  • Visosky, John S.
  • Torres Milano, Eduardo Diego
  • Swaminathan, Nikhil
  • Burdzinski, Gregory
  • Csiki, Robert
  • Dennis, Stephen
  • Shoykher, Mikhail
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • 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, HDMl 1 information, HDMl 2 information, HDMl 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 5/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details of television systems

37.

DATA REPORTING OF USAGE STATISTICS

      
Application Number US2013055312
Publication Number 2014/092808
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-06-19
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Milano, Eduardo, Diego, Torres
  • Voth, Terrance, D.

Abstract

A collection, aggregation and reporting of activities associated with applications of an Intelligent TV set is provided. Activates may include most used, least used, installed, available and removed. Periodically, a report is generated and sent to a receiver over a network.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 17/00 - Diagnosis, testing or measuring for television systems or their details

38.

THUMBNAIL CACHE

      
Application Number US2013055315
Publication Number 2014/092809
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-06-19
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  ?

  • G06F 12/00 - Accessing, addressing or allocating within memory systems or architectures
  • G06F 12/12 - Replacement control
  • H04N 5/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details of television systems

39.

LOCATION-BASED CONTEXT FOR UI COMPONENTS

      
Application Number US2013055371
Publication Number 2014/092815
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-06-19
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor 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, HDMl 1 information, HDMl 2 information, HDMl 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  ?

  • 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 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • H04N 7/14 - Systems for two-way working

40.

APPLICATIONS GENERATING STATISTICS FOR USER BEHAVIOR

      
Application Number US2013055374
Publication Number 2014/092816
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-06-19
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Voth, Terrance, D.
  • Chen, Tong

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  ?

41.

LIBRARY AND RESOURCES FOR THIRD PARTY APPS FOR SMARTTV

      
Application Number US2013055542
Publication Number 2014/092817
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-19
Publication Date 2014-06-19
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lee, Todd
  • Chen, Tong
  • Milano, Eduardo, Diego Torres

Abstract

An application framework includes user interface components and TV resources which facilitate development of intelligent TV applications, including third party applications. These components and resources are complimented by one or more data services that can generally be run at a services level, to provide access to a variety of data, such as media and program metadata for one or more of local or remote sources. These data services can reside in one and more libraries within the software system components and modules. The various third party apps are further supported by a third party application support module, in conjunction with an app center application that supports various different views of the installed apps - a master view, a collection view, and a detail view.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering

42.

DRIVING BOARD FOLDING MACHINE

      
Application Number US2013072688
Publication Number 2014/088974
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-12-02
Publication Date 2014-06-12
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Martinez, Juan Jose Montiel
  • Cruz, Guillermo Armando Martinez
  • Ruiz, Mario Lopez

Abstract

A driving board folding machine comprises a machine housing, a movable table and one or more pre-folding stations for holding an unfolded flexible circuit and a circuit housing. When the driving board folding machine is activated, the one or more pre-folding stations are moved to a folding station located within the machine housing and the flexible circuit is folded and inserted within the circuit housing. The driving board folding station is able to comprise multiple pre-folding stations on one or more sides of the movable table. A holding pin holds the flexible circuit in place while a forming press moves in order to preform the flexible circuit, fold the flexible circuit and move the circuit housing to insert the flexible circuit into the housing.

IPC Classes  ?

43.

MEDIA DATA SERVICE FOR AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013055283
Publication Number 2014/046816
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-03-27
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Shoykher, Mikhail
  • Visosky, John, S.
  • Voth, Terrance, D.

Abstract

An media data service for an Intelligent TV can search a network to identify media sources and determine a number of media items associated with the media sources. The media items can be media of any type, such as videos, music files, photos, text files, social networking postings, and the like. The media data service can scan the media items to identify metadata associated with them. The media data service may record personalized metadata associated with users such as a list of media items viewed or a list of media items tagged as a favorite. The metadata may be processed, organized into one or more data models, and stored in memory. The metadata stored in memory may be used by a user interface presented to a user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 30/00 - Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce

44.

APPLICATION PANEL MANAGER

      
Application Number US2013055344
Publication Number 2014/046817
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-03-27
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Burdzinski, Gregory
  • Lee, Todd
  • Visosky, John, S.
  • 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, HDMl 1 information, HDMl 2 information, HDMl 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

45.

DATA SERVICE

      
Application Number US2013055383
Publication Number 2014/046821
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-03-27
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Shoykher, Mikhail
  • Visosky, John, S.

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  ?

  • H04N 7/10 - Adaptations for transmission by electrical cable

46.

DATA SERVICE FUNCTION

      
Application Number US2013055389
Publication Number 2014/046822
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-03-27
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Shoykher, Mikhail
  • Visosky, John, S.

Abstract

A data service function for an intelligent television (TV) includes a source plugin that communicates with and receives data from an external content provider and processes the received data into a data model format. The data service function further includes a subservice corresponding to the source plugin, the subservice communicates with and provides the converted data as content to the Intelligent TV. Data formats include video-on-demand, electronic programming guide, and media. The data service function further includes a database to store the received data or the converted data, a resource arbitrator to provide access to the subservice to provide content to the various hardware of the Intelligent TV, and a thumbnail cache manager to manage thumbnail images associated with the received data and to store the thumbnail images in a storage of the Intelligent TV.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/2343 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for distribution or compliance with end-user requests or end-user device requirements

47.

SOURCING EPG DATA

      
Application Number US2013055564
Publication Number 2014/046824
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-19
Publication Date 2014-03-27
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Csiki, Robert
  • Cassar, Ron
  • Visosky, John, S.
  • Shoykher, Mikhail

Abstract

An EPG data service for an Intelligent TV includes various of source plugins polling and retrieving updated EPG information from a plurality of respective EPG information sources and an EPG subservice receiving the EPG information retrieved by the various source plugins, aggregate the EPG information, and provide a relevant portion of the EPG information to an application of the Intelligent TV. For an EPG source with substantially no updated EPG information, the respective source plugin associates EPG information from the EPG source with dummy EPG data. The EPG subservice aggregates the updated EPG information from the plurality of EPG sources and resolve conflicts between duplicate EPG information from the plurality of EPG sources according to various rules.

IPC Classes  ?

48.

LIVE TELEVISION APPLICATION ON TOP OF LIVE FEED

      
Application Number US2013055349
Publication Number 2014/046818
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-03-27
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Milano, Eduardo, Diego Torres
  • Lee, Todd
  • Visosky, John, S.
  • Burdzinski, Gregory
  • Chen, Tong

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  ?

  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information

49.

AUTOMATED DLNA SCANNING WITH NOTIFICATION

      
Application Number US2013055379
Publication Number 2014/046820
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-03-27
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Shoykher, Mikhail
  • Visosky, John, S.

Abstract

A Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) subservice module for an intelligent television (TV) is configured to run periodic discovery scans for DLNA devices on a local network. The DLNA subservice module retrieves status data for DLNA devices connected to the network, updates an internal status data for the DLNA device using the retrieved data, and notifying a media scanner module of the Intelligent TV with the updated internal status data. The DLNA subservice module further works with internal provider modules of the Intelligent TV that deals with non-DLNA devices. The media browser includes a plug-in for retrieving metadata from DLNA content servers in addition to non-DLNA devices. The media scanner aggregates unified metadata retrieved from media browser content provider modules that includes data from DLNA devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 80/04 - Network layer protocols, e.g. mobile IP [Internet Protocol]

50.

VIBRATION REDUCTION RIB

      
Application Number US2013056993
Publication Number 2014/036087
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-28
Publication Date 2014-03-06
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Warren, Gary
  • Van Roon, Darren
  • Chun, Allan
  • Steane, Steve
  • Grills, Reginald C.

Abstract

A method and apparatus for connecting a housing unit for an electronics module to an adapter member are disclosed. The method includes providing a housing with a first connection member and a second connection member, wherein the first connection member includes a flex rib and an abuse protection rib, attaching the first connection member to an adapter member, pivoting the housing on the first connection member to allow the second connection member to swing into position, and snapping the second connection member into the adapter member at an adapter member opening.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 5/00 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus
  • B60R 16/023 - Electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for; Arrangement of elements of electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for electric for transmission of signals between vehicle parts or subsystems
  • H02G 3/10 - Distribution boxes; Connection or junction boxes for surface mounting on a wall

51.

HOUSING UNIT WITH HEAT SINK

      
Application Number US2013057013
Publication Number 2014/036096
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-28
Publication Date 2014-03-06
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Warren, Gary
  • Van Roon, Darren
  • Steane, Steve
  • Grills, Reginald C.

Abstract

Described herein is an apparatus for dissipating or transferring heat from electronics secured in a housing unit. A housing unit includes a cover having a first fastener part and a base having a second fastener part. The base further includes a support structure for holding a printed circuit board (PCB) with mounted electronic components. A heat sink is placed within the base. The first fastener part and the second fastener part lock the cover and base together, with the heat sink and the PCB being secured between the support structure and the cover.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 9/00 - Screening of apparatus or components against electric or magnetic fields
  • H05K 5/00 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus
  • H05K 7/20 - Modifications to facilitate cooling, ventilating, or heating

52.

CHANNEL CHANGER FOR INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013036819
Publication Number 2014/028070
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-04-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed

Abstract

A system, method, and computer instructions is provided to render an on screen channel changer on a television. A request is received from a user to activate the on screen channel changer. An on screen channel changer for an Intelligent TV may include a display of a number bar, miniature (mini) electronic program guide (EPG), a dynamic EPG, and a program preview. The EPG information comes from EPG information sources including EPG information embedded in a content feed from a cable provider and EPG information from an internet source. The EPG information displayed can include a schedule of past, current, and upcoming TV programs. The on screen channel changer may be displayed on top of a TV program currently being viewed. The user changes the channel by making a channel number selection using the on screen channel changer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04H 60/29 - Arrangements for monitoring broadcast services or broadcast-related services

53.

METHODS AND DISPLAYS FOR PROVIDING INTELLIGENT TELEVISION BADGES

      
Application Number US2013036826
Publication Number 2014/028071
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-04-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
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  ?

  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • G06F 9/34 - Addressing or accessing the instruction operand or the result

54.

INTERACTIVE CHANNEL NAVIGATION AND SWITCHING

      
Application Number US2013036828
Publication Number 2014/028072
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-04-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Soto, Salvador
  • Limongi, Karina, A.

Abstract

An intelligent television and methods for interactive channel navigation and channel switching are disclosed. Specifically, an input may be received at the intelligent television that prompts the display of a channel information card layout to a viewing area of an intelligent television. The display of the layout may depend on the input received. The layout may include at least one channel information card that can visually represent broadcast content available on a channel via an image, without tuning to a channel to retrieve the image. Upon receiving a navigational input, an alternate channel information card may be displayed in the channel information card layout or selection area. Upon receiving a selection input, the television tunes to the channel that is associated with a specific displayed channel information card.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/173 - Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal

55.

INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013036843
Publication Number 2014/028073
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-04-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Soto, Salvador
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Cassar, Ron

Abstract

An Intelligent TV can organize content into silos, a silo is a logical representation of a content source for the Intelligent television. Silo can include content applications (e.g., Live TV, VOD, media center, application center, etc.) and/or input sources. The Intelligent TV can receive a designation for a silo through the reception of signals from a remote control or a user interface. Based on the designation, the Intelligent TV can determine the silo desired by the user. Then, the Intelligent TV can transition to the desired silo and provide content from the silo.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 17/30 - Information retrieval; Database structures therefor

56.

INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013036844
Publication Number 2014/028074
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-04-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Dourado, Saulo, Correia
  • De Paz, Alexander

Abstract

An intelligent television and methods for displaying content are disclosed. Specifically, a user may cause a global panel or application panel to be displayed; the global panel is independent of the currently viewed content and provides functionality at a system level. The application panel displays content based on the content being actively displayed on the intelligent television; that is, the layout, information, and content depends on the content being displayed by the intelligent television. For example, upon receiving a selection from the user, the intelligent television may display one or more items of information that are associated with the content currently being displayed in an active content window. Moreover, as the global and application panels are used to navigate through various screens in the intelligent television, the global panels themselves do not obstruct the user from viewing content displayed on the screen of the intelligent television.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 17/30 - Information retrieval; Database structures therefor

57.

DYNAMIC ARRANGMENT OF AN APPLICATION CENTER BASED ON USAGE

      
Application Number US2013055278
Publication Number 2014/028806
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed

Abstract

An Intelligent TV can dynamically arrange applications in an application center based on usage. The application center provides contextual panels with detailed information about selected applications and provides recommended applications. The panels may be both interactive or informational. The Intelligent TV can receive a request to activate a panel through the reception of signals from a remote control or a user interface. The layout, information, and content of a panel may depend on the application with focus when a user activates the panel. An Intelligent TV may also provide a widget panel which simplifies selection, use, and display of widgets.

IPC Classes  ?

58.

MEDIA CENTER PANELS FOR AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013055280
Publication Number 2014/028807
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed

Abstract

An Intelligent TV can organize metadata about media items for display in a variety of contextual panels. The panels may be interactive or informational and may provide recommendations of other media items to the user. The Intelligent TV can receive a request to activate a panel through the reception of signals from a remote control or a user interface. Based on the request, the Intelligent TV can determine the type of panel requested by the user. The layout, information, and content of a panel may depend on the context and content of the media item with focus when a user activates the panel. The Intelligent TV can retrieve metadata for the requested panel and can then transition to the desired panel and provide the retrieved metadata.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/173 - Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal

59.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING PROGRAMMING ON A TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013055284
Publication Number 2014/028809
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Selim, Mohammed

Abstract

A method, system, and executable instructions are provided that receive from a network accessible content provider, electronic program guide ("EPG") information, the EPG information comprising, for each program, airtime, program name, program channel, and program description, to maintain, in the local computer readable medium, a set of favorite channels and programs, to receive from a remote control of a user, a request for channels and programs marked as favorites, to display, on the television screen, a listing of the set of favorite channels and programs, the listing comprising EPG information, to receive, from the at least one of an infrared and radio frequency module, a selected channel or program from the listing, and to change to the selected channel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information

60.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LOCATING PROGRAMMING ON A TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013055285
Publication Number 2014/028810
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Sellim, Mohammed

Abstract

A method, system, and executable instructions are provided that obtain, from a network accessible content provider, electronic program guide ("EPG") information, the EPG information comprising, for each program, airtime, program name, program channel, and program description, display, on a screen of a television, a search panel, the search panel comprising a search term field to receive a search term and at least one previous search term used by the user in a prior search, wherein selection of the at least one previous search term initiates a search of the EPG information using the at least one previous search term as one or more selected search term, perform the search using one or more selected search terms, the one or more selected search terms being received in the search term field or a selected previous search term, obtain a set of search results, the set of search results comprising EPG information corresponding to multiple channels and/or programs, display the search results on the television screen, receive, from a remote control of the user, a program selection from the displayed search results, and change a current channel to a channel broadcasting the program selection.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 13/00 - Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units

61.

ON SCREEN METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHANGING TELEVISION CHANNELS

      
Application Number US2013055288
Publication Number 2014/028812
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP , LLC (USA)
Inventor Selim, Mohammed

Abstract

A method, system, and executable instructions are provided that receive a request to change a programming channel, display, on the television screen, an on screen channel changer, the on screen channel changer comprising electronic program guide ("EPG") information and a number input bar comprising digits, receive, from the remote control, a channel selection based on digits using the on screen channel changer, and change to the selected channel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/173 - Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal

62.

LIVE TELEVISION APPLICATION INFORMATION PANEL

      
Application Number US2013055296
Publication Number 2014/028817
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed

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  ?

  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information

63.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING DATA IN AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013055340
Publication Number 2014/028840
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Soto, Salvador
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • De Paz, Alexander
  • Wu, Fuqu
  • Csiki, Robert
  • Milano, Eduardo, Diego Torres

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  ?

  • H04N 7/173 - Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal

64.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING SOCIAL MEDIA WITH AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013055342
Publication Number 2014/028842
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Dourado, Saulo, Correia
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • 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  ?

  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information

65.

PROVIDING USER INTERFACES IN AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013055494
Publication Number 2014/028916
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-18
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Dourado, Saulo, Correia
  • De Paz, Alexander
  • Limongi, Karina, A.
  • 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 3/0482 - 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 interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus

66.

GLOBAL PANEL

      
Application Number US2013055509
Publication Number 2014/028917
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-19
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Wu, Fuqu
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Soto, Salvador

Abstract

The present disclosure is related to methods and systems of displaying content on a television, including: receiving an indication associated with a selection by a user; determining, based on the received indication, a global panel to display via the television; retrieving from memory, a first content information for display in the global panel; and displaying, via the television, the retrieved content information in the specified global panel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
  • H04N 7/173 - Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal
  • G06F 13/14 - Handling requests for interconnection or transfer

67.

REMOTE CONTROL HAVING HOTKEYS WITH DYNAMICALLY ASSIGNED FUNCTIONS

      
Application Number US2013055548
Publication Number 2014/028919
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-19
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed

Abstract

A remote control for a television is provided that can include at least one hotkey having an assigned function that depends on at least one of a currently selected silo and panel displayed by the television.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information

68.

CONTENT-SENSITIVE USER INTERFACE FOR AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013055551
Publication Number 2014/028921
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-19
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Soto, Salvador
  • De Paz, Alexander
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Dourado, Saulo, Correia

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 a side menu allowing for navigation, selection, additional content, display, 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 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information

69.

EPG DATA FUNCTIONS

      
Application Number US2013055567
Publication Number 2014/028928
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-19
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Csiki, Robert
  • Cassar, Ron
  • Visosky, John, S.
  • Shoykher, Mikhail

Abstract

An EPG data service for an Intelligent TV includes various of source plugins receiving EPG information from various respective EPG information sources, an EPG subservice aggregating the EPG information received by source plugins, an EPG database storing the aggregated EPG information from the EPG subservice, and an EPG provider providing a relevant portion of the aggregated EPG information to an application of the Intelligent TV. The EPG data service further includes a tag subservice receiving notification from a second application of the Intelligent TV to set or unset tags for programs or channels, storing the tag in a database, and serving the EPG subservice with information regarding tagged programs or channels. The EPG data service further includes a thumbnail cache manager storing thumbnails in a database and serve the thumbnails to the application.

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 7/14 - Systems for two-way working

70.

MANAGEMENT OF PROGRAM INFORMATION AND REMINDERS

      
Application Number CN2013081630
Publication Number 2014/026636
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Shoykher, Mikhail
  • Milano, Eduardo Diego Torres
  • Visosky, John S.
  • Chen, Tong
  • Cao, Zhe
  • Zhang, Xin

Abstract

An intelligent TV is provided. The intelligent TV provides a management system for favorites and reminders. Selecting a program, associated with a television channel, allows a user to be presented with a list of options, such as making the program a favorite, the associated channel a favorite, or setting a reminder for programs of a like title, channel, and time.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04H 60/72 - Systems specially adapted for using specific information, e.g. geographical or meteorological information using EPGs [Electronic Programme Guides]
  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information

71.

ON-SCREEN SETTINGS INTERACTION FOR INTERACTIVE TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013036678
Publication Number 2014/028067
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-04-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Wu, Fuqu
  • Dourado, Saulo, Correia
  • Selim, Mohammed

Abstract

A means for setting a television's settings with a particular value is provided. As the user selects a graphical target associated with a particular setting value, the value is applied and the user is provided with immediate feedback. If the user accepts the setting, they can navigate away from the graphical target or navigate to another target to change the setting to a different value. The setting may be associated with a particular silo of the television.

IPC Classes  ?

  • 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 3/0482 - 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 interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus

72.

MEDIA CENTER

      
Application Number US2013036782
Publication Number 2014/028068
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-04-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed

Abstract

The system, method, and computer instructions search a network to identify media sources. A process determines a number of media items associated with the media sources. A media item can be any type of media item, such as a video, a music file, a photo, a social networking posting, and the like. Metadata associated with the determined number of media items is identified. The metadata is stored in a memory. A request is received from a user to display one or more of the media item. The one or media items are displayed to the user based on the stored metadata.

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

73.

EPG AGGREGATION FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES

      
Application Number US2013036804
Publication Number 2014/028069
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-04-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed

Abstract

An Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) display for a intelligent television (TV) includes a display of EPG information sourced from aggregated EPG information sources including embedded EPG information in a content feed, an Internet EPG information source, and an EPG channel. The EPG information display further includes a schedule of past, current, and upcoming TV programs built from the aggregated EPG information. EPG information may also be displayed on a partial-screen along with a currently playing TV program. The partial-screen EPG information may be displayed on a banner located to the top of the TV program. The partial-screen EPG information may also be displayed to the side of the TV program and include further detailed information and additional contents related to the TV program.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/173 - Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal

74.

ON SCREEN HEADER BAR FOR PROVIDING PROGRAM INFORMATION

      
Application Number US2013055286
Publication Number 2014/028811
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
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  ?

75.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHANGING PROGRAMMING ON A TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013055289
Publication Number 2014/028813
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • De Paz, Alexander

Abstract

A method, system, and executable instructions are provided that receive a request to change a television tuner from a first channel to a second channel, the first channel providing first programming and the second channel providing second programming, wherein the first and second programming are different and changing from the first channel to the second channel causes a delay in providing, by the television tuner, the second programming, determine, based on metadata associated with the second channel and/or second programming, an image associated with the second programming, and, during the delay, display, on a screen of the television, the image.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information

76.

LIVE TELEVISION APPLICATION SETUP BEHAVIOR

      
Application Number US2013055293
Publication Number 2014/028815
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • De Paz, Alexander
  • Dourado, Saulo, Correia
  • Selim, Mohammed

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  ?

  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information

77.

ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE AND PREVIEW WINDOW

      
Application Number US2013055294
Publication Number 2014/028816
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Dourado, Saulo, Correia

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  ?

  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information

78.

TRACKING USER BEHAVIOR VIA APPLICATION MONITORED CHANNEL CHANGING NOTIFICATIONS

      
Application Number US2013055298
Publication Number 2014/028818
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Shoykher, Mikhail

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  ?

  • H04N 7/173 - Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal

79.

PANEL USER INTERFACE FOR AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013055303
Publication Number 2014/028821
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Dourado, Saulo, Correia
  • De Paz, Alexander

Abstract

An intelligent television and methods for displaying content are disclosed. Specifically, a user may cause an application panel to be displayed, which displays content based on the panel tab selected by the user and the content being actively displayed on the intelligent television; that is, the layout, information, and content of the application panel depends on the content being displayed by the intelligent television. For example, upon receiving a selection from the user, the intelligent television may display one or more items of information that are associated with the content currently being displayed in an active content window. Additionally, the user may select a tab corresponding to specific information about the active content window. As the application panel is used to navigate through various screens in the intelligent television, the application panel itself does not obstruct the user from viewing content displayed on the screen of the intelligent television.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/173 - Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal

80.

INTELLIGENT CHANNEL CHANGING

      
Application Number US2013055405
Publication Number 2014/028869
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed

Abstract

An intelligent television and methods for interactive channel navigation and channel switching are disclosed. Specifically, an input may be received at the intelligent television that prompts the display of a list or other collection of channel tiles to a display area of an intelligent television. The list or other collection may include at least one channel tile that can visually represent broadcast content available on a channel via an image, without tuning to a channel to retrieve the image. Upon receiving a navigational input, a focus may move to an alternate channel tile. Upon receiving a selection input, the television may tune to the channel that is associated with a channel tile currently associated with a focus. The list or other collection of one or more channel tiles may contain one or more subsets of channel tiles, which may be associated with a collection of favorite or recommended channels.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/048 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
  • H04N 21/40 - Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
  • H04B 1/16 - Circuits

81.

PANEL USER INTERFACE FOR AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013055493
Publication Number 2014/028915
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-18
Publication Date 2014-02-20
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  ?

  • 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 7/14 - Systems for two-way working

82.

EPG DATA INTERFACE

      
Application Number US2013055570
Publication Number 2014/028929
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-19
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Csiki, Robert
  • Cassar, Ron
  • Visosky, John, S.
  • Shoykher, Mikhail

Abstract

A display for an Intelligent television (TV) includes a live TV display and an Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) display. The EPG display is positioned at a side of the live TV display and includes a favorite channel portion showing EPG information for a plurality of favorite tagged channels and a favorite show portion showing EPG information for a plurality of favorite tagged shows. An EPG display application generates the EPG display portion and retrieves the EPG information for the plurality of favorite tagged channels and the plurality of favorite tagged shows through an EPG subservice. The EPG subservice retrieves channels and shows tagged as favorite through a tag subservice. A second application sets and clears favorite tags for channels and shows through the tag subservice.

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 7/14 - Systems for two-way working

83.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING VIDEO ON DEMAND IN AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013055589
Publication Number 2014/028932
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-19
Publication Date 2014-02-20
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  ?

  • 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

84.

USER INTERFACE FOR AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

      
Application Number US2013055592
Publication Number 2014/028933
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-19
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • De Paz, Alexander
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Limongi, Karina, A.

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' layout, aspect ratio of elements, display of elements, and size of selectable images are dependent on the type of content presented. Further, the user interfaces provide unique process of transitioning between the content.

IPC Classes  ?

  • 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

85.

REMINDER DIALOG PRESENTATION AND BEHAVIOR

      
Application Number CN2013081639
Publication Number 2014/026640
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-08-16
Publication Date 2014-02-20
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sirpal, Sanjiv
  • Selim, Mohammed
  • Visosky, John S.
  • Shoykher, Mikhail
  • Milano, Eduardo Diego Torres
  • Cao, Zhe

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  ?

  • H04N 5/445 - Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information

86.

PACKAGE DELIVERY KIOSK INCLUDING INTEGRATED ROBOTIC PACKAGE LIFTING ASSEMBLY WITH SHELVING SYSTEM

      
Application Number US2013052954
Publication Number 2014/022523
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-31
Publication Date 2014-02-06
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Hancock, Stephen H.
  • Desrosiers, Norman B.
  • Fiest, Eric
  • Rupert, John

Abstract

Described is a package delivery kiosk (PDK) including an integrated robotic package lifting assembly and shelving system. The system may include a PDK, front and back end package delivery management systems, consumer and retailer portals and/or common carrier, sender, and recipient portals, package inventory management system, integrated retailer access, and real and automated retailer bidding system. A kiosk includes a kiosk body having a package delivery slot and an interface slot. The system includes a shelving system with shelves having receiving apertures. Dividers fit into the receiving apertures, each divider having a receiving slot. A package retrieving apparatus includes a base, vertical support interconnected with the base, and package picker module. The package picker module is oriented on the vertical support such that the package picker module moves up and down. Grippers surround and grip the object and receiving slots allow for the grippers to grab the object.

IPC Classes  ?

87.

ON DEMAND KIOSK COMMERCE SYSTEM AND METHOD

      
Application Number US2013052957
Publication Number 2014/022526
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-31
Publication Date 2014-02-06
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Hancock, Stephen
  • Desrosiers, Norman B.
  • Feist, Eric
  • Rupert, John

Abstract

Described herein are an on demand kiosk commerce system and method. The on demand kiosk commerce system and method may include a Package Delivery Kiosk (PDK), associated front end and back end package delivery management systems, portals for the consumer and the retailer, portals for the common carrier, sender, and recipient, a package inventory management system, integrated retailer access, a real and automated retailer bidding system and a kiosk for distribution. A system for fulfilling customer orders includes an Internet accessed shopping site that permits customers to purchase a product and a product fulfillment page that allows a customer to choose among fulfillment choices including common carrier delivery and kiosk pickup. The system includes kiosks for fulfilling the kiosk pickup choice, each of the kiosks being an automatic purchase fulfillment center. The system for rapid fulfillment may include an order for immediate pickup button as part of a web interface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 17/30 - Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
  • G06Q 20/18 - Payment architectures involving self-service terminals [SSTs], vending machines, kiosks or multimedia terminals
  • G06Q 30/06 - Buying, selling or leasing transactions

88.

ROBOTIC PACKAGE LIFTING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

      
Application Number US2013052682
Publication Number 2014/022366
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-30
Publication Date 2014-02-06
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Hancock, Stephen H.
  • Desrosiers, Norman B.
  • Fiest, Eric
  • Rupert, John

Abstract

Described herein are a robotic distribution apparatus, system and method. The robotic distribution system may include a Package Delivery Kiosk (PDK), associated frontend and backend package delivery management systems, a package inventory management system. The PDK includes a Robotic Package Lifting Assembly which may be configured to remember the location of packages and slots and provide for automated retrieval and placement of the packages. In an embodiment, a package retrieving apparatus includes a track, a base slidably interconnected with the track, and a vertical support interconnected with the base. The apparatus includes a package picker module oriented on the vertical support to vertically move on the vertical support. The package picker module including a conveyer belt oriented in a plane parallel to the ground and first and second grippers oriented parallel to the conveyer belt to surround and grip an object beyond the surface of the conveyer belt.

IPC Classes  ?

89.

SHELVING AND KIOSK SYSTEM

      
Application Number US2013052903
Publication Number 2014/022495
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-31
Publication Date 2014-02-06
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Hancock, Stephen, H.
  • Desrosiers, Norman, B.
  • Fiest, Eric
  • Rupert, John

Abstract

Described herein are a robotic distribution apparatus, system and method. The robotic distribution system may include a Package Delivery Kiosk (PDK). The PDK includes a distribution kiosk and shelving system. The kiosk and shelving system includes configurable shelves and dividers (410) to enable access to the packages. The shelving system handles packages from a robotic placement mechanism and includes shelves that have receiving apertures (510). The shelving system further includes dividers (410) that fit into the receiving apertures (510). Each of the dividers (410) has a receiving slot (411) that allows a robotic gripper arm to grab or handle a package with respect to a slot between a pair of dividers (410).

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47B 57/58 - Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions with means for adjusting partitions horizontally
  • G07F 17/12 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for means for safe-keeping of property, left temporarily, e.g. by fastening the property comprising lockable containers, e.g. for accepting clothes to be cleaned
  • G07F 11/42 - Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles from non-movable magazines in which the magazines are horizontal the articles being delivered by motor-driven means

90.

AUTOMATIC PACKAGE DELIVERY AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM

      
Application Number US2013052904
Publication Number 2014/022496
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-31
Publication Date 2014-02-06
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Hancock, Stephen H.
  • Desrosiers, Norman B.
  • Fiest, Eric
  • Rupert, John

Abstract

Described herein are an automatic package delivery and retrieval apparatus, system and method. The automatic package delivery and retrieval includes a Package Delivery Kiosk (PDK), associated front end and back end package delivery management systems, portals for the consumer and the retailer, portals for the common carrier, sender, and recipient, a package inventory management system, integrated retailer access, a real and automated retailer bidding system and a kiosk for distribution. In one embodiment, a system for automated package retrieval and delivery includes a kiosk, package retrieval apparatus, and various computing systems for running the systems. A method for providing packages to customers includes providing a notification with a code to a user that a package is available for retrieval. The method includes storing a package in the kiosk. The method further includes receiving the code from a user at the kiosk and retrieving the package with the automatic retrieval mechanism.

IPC Classes  ?

91.

VEHICLE CLIMATE CONTROL

      
Application Number US2013050600
Publication Number 2014/014862
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-16
Publication Date 2014-01-23
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Ricci, Christopher, P.

Abstract

Systems and methods of vehicle climate control are provided. Specifically, a vehicle with climate control includes a number of sensors for sensing climate control information, such as human bodily conditions, e.g., temperature or heart rate, of the human occupants of the vehicle, a processing unit, and a climate control. The processing unit uses the sensed human bodily conditions data from the sensors to activate the climate control the adjust the climate conditions for the human occupants. In another aspect of the disclosure, stress level of the human operator of a vehicle can be detected by sensing the bodily conditions of the human operator, determining the stress level of the human operator based on the sensed bodily conditions, and displaying a warning if the stress level is over a certain limit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60H 1/00 - Heating, cooling or ventilating devices

92.

POWER CONVERTER WITH QUASI-ZERO POWER CONSUMPTION

      
Application Number US2013049793
Publication Number 2014/011685
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-09
Publication Date 2014-01-16
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Telefus, Mark
  • Sharifipour, Bahman

Abstract

A power converter system, method and device powers a load when coupled to the load and draws a quasi-zero amount of power from the power supply when not coupled to the load. The power converter system maintains an output voltage such that the power converter system is able to properly "wake-up" when a load is coupled by intermittently operating the power converter for a preselected number of cycles when it is detected that the output voltage has fallen below a threshold level.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02M 3/28 - 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
  • H02M 3/24 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters
  • H02M 3/22 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac

93.

DIRECT ACTING SOLENOID ACTUATOR

      
Application Number US2013050101
Publication Number 2014/011896
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-11
Publication Date 2014-01-16
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Najmolhoda, Hamid
  • Peterson, Matthew, P.

Abstract

A solenoid actuator comprising an armature member that engages a spool including a spool cap on an end of the spool that is axially movable relative to the spool. A bore in the spool allows fluid to flow from a control port to the spool cap, such that pressure is established in the spool cap. The pressure established in the spool cap acts on the spool with a force directly proportional to the control pressure and the fluid-contacting area inside the spool cap.

IPC Classes  ?

94.

DIRECT ACTING SOLENOID ACTUATOR

      
Application Number US2013050128
Publication Number 2014/011918
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-11
Publication Date 2014-01-16
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Najmolhoda, Hamid
  • Peterson, Matthew P.

Abstract

A direct acting solenoid actuator includes an armature and associated push pin that are suspended from certain fixed solenoid components, such as a pole piece and/or flux sleeve, by a fully floating cage of rolling elements. The fixed solenoid component may comprise a pole piece and/or a flux sleeve. The pole piece may include stops to limit movement of the cage of rolling elements in the axial direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16K 31/06 - Operating means; Releasing devices magnetic using a magnet

95.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INVENTORY DISTRIBUTION FINANCING AND MANAGEMENT

      
Application Number US2013045868
Publication Number 2014/007973
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-06-14
Publication Date 2014-01-09
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Ricci, Christopher P.
  • Straus, Andrew R.

Abstract

The present disclosure is directed to various computational systems for structuring, financing, and/or managing inventory transfers from an original supplier to a servicing entity. The global economy has created many challenges for businesses. Inventory or stock is frequently purchased in one country and shipped for sale and/or use in another country.

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

96.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING SUPPLY CHAINS

      
Application Number US2013049304
Publication Number 2014/008386
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-03
Publication Date 2014-01-09
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Linton, Tom
  • Fong, Gary
  • Whipple, Mark, B.
  • Berger, Marni
  • Jones, Glenn

Abstract

The present disclosure discloses a supply chain management system that can coordinate and estimate manufactured item delivery times at a facility, manufactured item costs or prices, and dynamically control supply chain performance, in a supply chain comprising a tier 1 control tower, tier 2 product assembler, tier 3 part and/or component manufacturer, and tier 4 material supplier being associated with a different and independent enterprise and/or organization.

IPC Classes  ?

97.

MULTI-FACET LIGHT ENGINE

      
Application Number US2013048276
Publication Number 2014/004886
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-06-27
Publication Date 2014-01-03
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Musser, Jordon
  • Stratas, Chris

Abstract

A lighting assembly includes a plurality of LEDs configured as a multi-facet light engine. A first group of LEDs are arrayed as a main light source and the remaining LEDs are angled relative to the first group of LEDs to generate an intended lighting pattern. The first group of LEDs are arrayed on a first planar surface of a first substrate, and the remaining LEDs are arrayed on second planar surfaces of additional substrates positioned around the first substrate. The planar surfaces of the additional substrates are angled relative to the planar surface of the first substrate. The angles of the second planar surfaces to the first planar surface can be application specific and can be acute or obtuse.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 21/00 - Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices; Hand grips
  • F21V 14/02 - Controlling the distribution of the light emitted by adjustment of elements by movement of light sources
  • F21V 17/00 - Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages

98.

RELAMPABLE LED STRUCTURE

      
Application Number US2013048302
Publication Number 2014/004899
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-06-27
Publication Date 2014-01-03
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Musser, Jordon
  • Stratas, Chris

Abstract

A lighting assembly includes a plurality of LEDs mounted on a flexible substrate such as a printed circuit board. The printed circuit board is bonded thermally and physically to a thicker, rigid substrate, such as a metal plate, to form a board assembly. The rigid substrate is made of a thermally conductive material, such as aluminum. As such, the board assembly provides structural rigidity and thermal conductance. Bonding the metal plate to the printed circuit board also provides improved thermal communication over the entire overlapping areas of the metal plate and printed circuit board. The board assembly is fastened to a heat exchanging device, such as an evaporator. The rigid substrate of the board assembly provides continuous contact of the substrate with the heat exchanging device in response to a reduced number of fastening points.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 17/00 - Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages
  • F21V 29/00 - Protecting lighting devices from thermal damage; Cooling or heating arrangements specially adapted for lighting devices or systems
  • F21V 21/00 - Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices; Hand grips

99.

COOLING SYSTEM FOR LED DEVICE

      
Application Number US2013048320
Publication Number 2014/004909
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-06-27
Publication Date 2014-01-03
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Musser, Jordon
  • Stratas, Chris

Abstract

A lighting assembly includes a cooling system configured to enable the dissipation of a large amount of energy in the form of heat generated by a light source. Heat is dissipated without heating surrounding components, such as the one or more power supply units and device electronics. The cooling system is configured as a gravity feed system that does not require a powered fluid pump. In some embodiments, the cooling loop is configured as a thermal siphon that uses a boiling fluid to transport heat between the evaporator and the radiators. In some embodiments, the evaporator also functions as a device chassis, which reduces the overall part count. In some embodiments, the light source is a plurality of LEDs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 29/00 - Protecting lighting devices from thermal damage; Cooling or heating arrangements specially adapted for lighting devices or systems

100.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CUSTOMIZING TELEVISION CONTENT

      
Application Number US2013045890
Publication Number 2013/188761
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-06-14
Publication Date 2013-12-19
Owner FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (USA)
Inventor Ricci, Christopher, P.

Abstract

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

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
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