FLEXTRONICS AUTOMOTIVE INC.
|FLEXTRONICS AUTOMOTIVE INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150061798||CONTROL SOLENOID WITH IMPROVED MAGNETIC CIRCUIT - An electromagnetic solenoid having a coil wound around a bobbin between first and second flanges for generating a magnetic force is disclosed. An armature having an armature flange at a first end is within an interior portion of the tubular center section of the bobbin and is supported for axial displacement between a first position and a second position. A permanent ring magnet is placed at the first end flange with an inner radial face spaced apart from an outer radial face of the armature flange by a radial gap, with the ring magnet supported by a retainer adjacent to the first end flange and fixed against axial displacement with respect to the bobbin. The solenoid comprises an outer case having a closed bottom at a first end and an open top at a second end and a flux washer disposed in the open top adjacent to a second end of the armature.||03-05-2015|
|20150059902||BYPASS VALVE - A bypass valve and a valve assembly including a bypass valve are disclosed. The bypass valve includes a manifold having 4 ports and a valve stem including two sealing elements disposed along the valve stem length. The valve stem may be displaced to a first valve position and a second valve position to selectably place combinations of ports in fluid communication with each other.||03-05-2015|
|20150059897||THERMAL MANAGEMENT VALVE - A three-port fluid control valve and a valve assembly using the fluid control valve are provided herein. The valve includes a first inlet, a second inlet, and a sealing element to selectably open one inlet to fluid communication with an outlet and to close the other inlet to fluid communication with the outlet. The valve system includes an actuator, for example a solenoid, to provide accurate and responsive control of the position of the sealing element.||03-05-2015|
|20150059896||SOLENOID ACTUATED BUTTERFLY VALVE - A butterfly valve and a valve system using the butterfly valve are disclosed. The butterfly valve includes a valve body and a valve disk disposed in the body such that the valve disk may be rotated between at least a first position and a second position using a linear actuator. The actuator may be a linear solenoid coupled to the valve disk spaced a distance from the axis of rotation of the valve disk.||03-05-2015|
|20150059892||COMBINED THERMAL MANAGEMENT UNIT - A combination thermal management valve for management of the flow of heat transfer media is provided. The thermal management valve includes a manifold including two or more independently controlled valve assemblies configured to fluidly isolate the heat transfer media from each other. The valve assemblies may be configured to maintain desirable flow characteristics for each thermal medium.||03-05-2015|
|20140292216||CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR INDEPENDENT CONTROL OF SERIES CONNECTED LIGHT EMITTING DIODES - Described herein is a circuit and method for independent control of series connected light emitting diodes (LEDs). The circuit includes a first light emitting diode (LED) connected in series with a second LED. A current source is connected in series with the first LED and the second LED and a shunt circuit is connected in parallel with the first LED and the second LED. The shunt circuit includes a pair of serially connected resistors. The shunt circuit prevents inadvertent excitement of the LEDs due to leakage currents but minimally affect illumination characteristics of the LEDs. A pair of transistors is connected to the first LED and the second LED, respectively, and is biased using a set of bias resistors. A tri-state control signal switches on and off the pair of transistors and enables excitation of the first LED, the second LED or both via the current source.||10-02-2014|
|20130001813||GAUGE LENS WITH EMBEDDED ANTI-FOG FILM AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - The gauge lens with anti-fog includes a substantially planar transparent lens substrate having an outer surface and an inner surface and a thin film possessing anti-fog properties adjacent and substantially covering the inner surface of the lens substrate to provide a low angle of contact for water and moisture. The anti-fog film is bonded to the lens substrate during the molding process that produces the lens substrate shape. The anti-fog film comprises a hydrophilic material or is coated with a hydrophilic coating. In addition to the anti-fog film, in another embodiment, the outer surface of the lens substrate has a hard coat film adjacent and substantially covering the outer surface of said lens. The materials for the lens substrate, anti-fog film, and hard coat film are selected based on the application, performance, and stability of the gauge lens in the environment that it is operated.||01-03-2013|
|20120313831||ANTENNA AND SPLITTER FOR RECEIVING RADIO AND REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SIGNALS - An antenna system may include a first antenna having a helical shaped portion, and configured to receive signals over a first frequency range. A second antenna may be positioned in proximate distance from the first antenna, and be configured to receive signals over a second frequency range. A splitter may be configured for separating signals received from radio and remote keyless entry antennas and may include a first branch including a first filter to filter AM band signals from communications signals received from an antenna, a second branch including a second filter to filter FM band signals from communications signals received from the antenna, a third branch including a third filter to filter remote keyless entry signals from communications signals received from the antenna, and an amplifier to amplify the remote keyless entry signals. The filters may be passive filters. The antenna may be a whip antenna or roof antenna.||12-13-2012|
Patent applications by FLEXTRONICS AUTOMOTIVE INC.