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06/23/16
20160183416 
 Radio-frequency power generator configured to reduce electromagnetic emissions patent thumbnailnew patent Radio-frequency power generator configured to reduce electromagnetic emissions
Radio frequency (rf) power generator including an outer enclosure having a system cavity. The outer enclosure separates the system cavity from an exterior of the rf power generator.

06/23/16
20160182845 
 Image capturing device patent thumbnailnew patent Image capturing device
An image capturing device includes: an image capturing section having a plurality of pixels disposed in a matrix and configured to output a pixel signal via a first signal line connected to pixels arranged in a first direction among the plurality of pixels; a plurality of calculators including: a comparator configured to compare a magnitude of a first analog signal with a threshold value to generate a digital value according to a comparison result; an amplification section configured to amplify the first analog signal by multiplying the first analog signal by an amplification degree β (1<β<2) and output a second analog signal by executing computation according to the digital value; and a switching section configured to output one of the pixel signal and a β estimation signal as the first analog signal when a most significant bit of a first digital value sequence is computed.. .

06/23/16
20160182179 
 Apparatus for optical signal amplification patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus for optical signal amplification
Apparatus for amplifying signal such as a burst mode signal in an optical network. A doped fiber, for example an erbium-doped fiber is placed in a preferably passive module along an optical data transmission path.

06/23/16
20160182149 
 Distributed fiber optic sensing system and method based on stimulated brillouin scattering patent thumbnailnew patent Distributed fiber optic sensing system and method based on stimulated brillouin scattering
System and method of distributed sensing based on brillouin stimulated scattering on optical fiber (3), consisting of separating the two signals of which the probe signal is composed and obtaining the difference between the stimulated amplification band (8) and the attenuation band (9), or vice-versa. In this way a signal is obtained with greater amplitude than in the case of detection being performed with a single band.

06/23/16
20160181991 
 Amplification device and amplification method patent thumbnailnew patent Amplification device and amplification method
An amplification device includes at least two amplifiers. The amplification device further includes: a switching unit that switches an amplification mode to one of a first amplification mode and a second amplification mode based on power of a signal before or after amplification by the amplifiers; a separating unit that separates an input signal to two signals having a constant amplitude and different phases from each other when switched to the first amplification mode by the switching unit; a modulation unit that modulates an input signal into a signal having a constant amplitude when switched to the second amplification mode by the switching unit; an amplification unit that amplifies the two signals obtained by the separating unit or two signals obtained by the modulation unit by using the amplifiers; and a combining unit that combines the two signals amplified by the amplifiers..

06/23/16
20160181983 
 Low power operational transconductance amplifier patent thumbnailnew patent Low power operational transconductance amplifier
A low power operational transconductance amplifier is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus includes a transconductance stage configured to convert a first input voltage signal to first and second current signals and to convert a second input voltage signal to third and fourth current signals.

06/23/16
20160180859 
 Audio signal processing circuit patent thumbnailnew patent Audio signal processing circuit
An audio signal processing circuit includes a first obtaining unit, a regulation unit, a second obtaining unit, and a synthesis unit. The first obtaining unit obtains high-frequency audio signals from original audio signals.

06/23/16
20160179410 
 Two-level hierarchical log structured array architecture with minimized write amplification patent thumbnailnew patent Two-level hierarchical log structured array architecture with minimized write amplification
A mechanism is provided for coordinated garbage collection in an array controller of a two-level hierarchical log structured array architecture for a non-volatile memory array. The two-level hierarchical log structured array (lsa) architecture comprises an array-level lsa in the array controller and a node-level lsa in each node of the non-volatile memory array.

06/23/16
20160179386 
 Adaptive garbage collection patent thumbnailnew patent Adaptive garbage collection
Data being stored in a block of flash memory system may be characterized as being frequently modified or infrequently modified (hot/cold) based on a heuristic. When performing garbage collection, if the data from hot blocks is consolidated and data from cold blocks is separately consolidated by writing the data to different free blocks, the number of write operations to perform the garbage collection may be reduced.

06/23/16
20160179371 
 System and  managing data in a memory device patent thumbnailnew patent System and managing data in a memory device
A non-volatile memory system may have a group of non-volatile memory cells having a plurality of predetermined portions, where each predetermined portion is associated with an open host write block of a different host data type than each other predetermined portion. A host data router directs received data from a host to an appropriate predetermined portion based on a determined data type.

06/23/16
20160179115 
new patent

Sink/source output stage with operating point current control circuit for fast transient loading


A voltage regulator is described. It comprises an amplification stage to control a voltage level of a first gain node and of a second gain node in response to an input voltage, to activate a first and a second output stage, respectively.

06/23/16
20160178456 
new patent

Method and power management


A method for use in an electronic device having an amplification unit, the method comprising: detecting a current temperature of the electronic device when the amplification unit is in a first state in which the amplification unit is operated in accordance with first control value; detecting whether the current temperature meets a threshold; identifying a second control value that is lower than the first control value, when the current temperature meets the threshold; and changing an amount of power supplied to the amplification unit by transitioning the amplification unit into a second state in which the amplification unit is operated in accordance with the second control value.. .

06/23/16
20160178442 
new patent

Fully-differential amplification for pyrometry


This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for improving the signal-to-noise ratio, increasing sampling speed, and increasing the dynamic range of a pyrometer via improvements to the amplification section. In particular, single-stage non-differentiated amplifiers can be replaced with a differential amplifier circuit that increases gain without a proportional increase in noise.

06/23/16
20160177387 
new patent

Novel electrochemical dna biosensor using graphene biochip for species identification


This study describes about a new electrochemical biosensor using dna-redox electrostatic interaction and their subsequent non-specific adsorption on graphene screen-printed electrode or biochip. The ruthenium hexamine molecule [ru(nh3)6]3+, or ruhex, was observed to form complexes with free dna in solution that adsorbed onto graphene surfaces, enabling the development of a rapid, high-sensitivity dna biosensor.

06/23/16
20160177378 
new patent

Method for simultaneous detection of bacteria and fungi in a biological preparation by pcr, primers as well as bacteria and fungi detection kit


An exemplary embodiment describes a method for detection of bacteria and fungi in a sample of biological material, wherein the dna contained in the sample of biological material is subjected to amplification in multiplex real-time pcr, with the use of primers specific for bacteria in the first stage and primers specific for fungi, and in the second stage, the resulting dna is amplified using primers and probes differentiating fungi into a group of mold fungi and yeast fungi and bacteria into gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Another exemplary embodiment refers to oligonucleotide primers for the detection of bacteria and fungi by pcr and a kit for simultaneous detection of bacteria and fungi..

06/23/16
20160177374 
new patent

Integrated capture and amplification of target nucleic acid for sequencing


The invention provides efficient methods of preparing a target nucleic acid in a form suitable for sequencing. The methods are particularly amenable for preparing high quality nucleic acids for massively parallel sequencing.

06/23/16
20160177373 
new patent

Polymerase compositions and methods of making and using same


The present disclosure provides compositions, methods, kits, systems and apparatus that are useful for nucleic acid polymerization. In particular, modified polymerases and biologically active fragments thereof, such as modified taq polymerases, are provided that allow for improved nucleic acid amplification.

06/23/16
20160177372 
new patent

Allele-specific amplification of nucleic acids using blocking oligonucleotides for wild type suppression


A method is provided for allele-specific amplification, utilizing a blocking oligonucleotide including at least one nucleotide with a base covalently modified at the exocyclic amino group, the blocking oligonucleotide being perfectly complementary to a wild type (wt) sequence when hybridized forming a first complex having a first melting temperature (tm), the blocking oligonucleotide being partially non-complementary, at one or more nucleotides, to a target mutant (mt) sequence when hybridized forming a second complex having a second melting temperature (tm), wherein the first tm is higher than the second tm and having at least one nucleotide with a base covalently modified at the exocyclic amino group, wherein the blocking oligonucleotide becomes unhybridized from the target mt sequence during amplification but remains hybridized with the wt sequence inhibiting amplification of the wt sequence utilizing a polymerase lacking 5′-3′ nuclease activity.. .

06/23/16
20160177289 
new patent

Reaction mixtures


The present invention provides stable dried reaction mixtures, methods for their preparation, methods for their use, and kits comprising them. The stable dried reaction mixtures are useful in many recombinant dna techniques, especially nucleic acid amplification by the polymerase chain reaction (pcr)..

06/16/16
20160173804 

In-pixel amplification device and method


A pixel for converting incident subatomic particles into an output voltage signal is disclosed. In one aspect, the pixel includes a photo-detector adapted to receive incident subatomic particles and generate an input voltage signal corresponding to an intensity of the received particles.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel


06/16/16
20160173144 

Systems and methods of rf power transmission, modulation, and amplification


An apparatus, system, and method are provided for energy conversion. For example, the apparatus can include a trans-impedance node, a reactive element, and a trans-impedance circuit.
Parkervision, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173115 

Passive amplification circuit and analog-digital convertor


A differential signal is amplified by passive amplification which does not a reference of a common-mode voltage. At this time, the voltage of the differential signal is passive-amplified twice before carrying out a successive approximation type analog-digital conversion operation.
Renesas Electronics Corporation


06/16/16
20160173066 

Dual loop voltage regulator based on inverter amplifier and voltage regulating method thereof


A voltage regulator includes a pass element, a buffer, and an error amplifier. The voltage regulator further includes a fast push-pull driver that has an inverter type amplification structure, is connected between a power output and a control input of the pass element, and reduces positive and negative peaks of the power output at a speed faster than a speed of a main feedback loop..

06/16/16
20160173040 

N-way doherty distributed power amplifier with power tracking


A power amplifier using n-way doherty structure with adaptive bias supply power tracking for extending the efficiency region over the high peak-to-average power ratio of the multiplexing modulated signals such as wideband code division multiple access and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing is disclosed. In an embodiment, present invention uses a dual-feed distributed structure to an n-way doherty amplifier to improve the isolation between at least one main amplifier and at least one peaking amplifier and, and also to improve both gain and efficiency performance at high output back-off power.
Dali Systems Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173036 

Multiple range rf amplifier


An amplifier includes at least two amplification stages coupled in parallel. Each amplification stage includes at differential pair of amplifying mos transistors having gates connected to a first and second input nodes common to amplifying stages, and bulk regions connected to each other but insulated from bulk regions of the amplifying mos transistors of the other amplification stages.
Stmicroelectronics Sa


06/16/16
20160173031 

Envelope tracking in connection with simultaneous transmission in one or more frequency bands


Envelope tracking (et) is enabled in connection with single-band or multi-band transmission. One example system includes two or more power amplification components associated with distinct frequency bands, with at least one including a first power amplifier (pa) configured to operate in an et mode, and at least one including a second pa configured to operate in an average power tracking (apt) mode of operation.
Intel Corporation


06/16/16
20160172808 

Combined audio/video and alternating current (ac) power module


A wall-mounted combination module combines ac power and audio-video (a/v) signaling in a single-gang wall box. The combination module comprises an ac power receptacle and an a/v data port, providing both ac power and a data connection for display devices or a/v content source devices.
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.


06/16/16
20160170217 

Integrated single grating compressor for variable pulse-front tilt in simultaneously spatially and temporally focused systems


A multipass chirped pulse amplification system outfitted with a single-grating, simultaneous spatial and temporal focusing (sstf) compressor platform is provided. Such an system provides the ability to vary the beam aspect ratio of an sstf beam, and thus the degree of pulse-front tilt at a focus, while maintaining a net zero-dispersion system.

06/16/16
20160170138 

Single large mode cladding amplification in active double-clad fibers


The invention is an active double-clad fiber comprising the following four layers: a high refractive index small diameter core; an inner annular clad layer doped with active ions surrounding the core; an outer annular clad layer surrounding the inner clad layer; and an annular low refractive index outer coating layer surrounding the outer clad layer. The structure of the fiber of the invention and the properties of the materials of its layers provides high discrimination against higher modes, thereby maintaining single mode operation in laser systems.
B.g. Negev Technologies And Applications Ltd.


06/16/16
20160169998 

Method for creating hyperpolarization at microtesla magnetic fields


Provided are methods for nuclear spin polarization enhancement via signal amplification by reversible exchange at very low magnetic fields.. .
Board Of Trustees Of Southern Illinois University


06/16/16
20160169886 

Assay structures and enhancement by selective modification and binding on amplification structures


The invention is related to the methods, devices, fabrications and applications that can improve the property of assay sensing an analyte by selectively masking the surface and selectively bonding in an assay which has high sensing signal amplification surfaces and low sensing signal amplification surfaces. The sensing includes raman scattering, chromaticity, luminescence that includes fluorescence, electroluminescence, chemiluminescence, and electrochemiluminescence.
The Trustees Of Princeton University


06/16/16
20160168651 

Method for detecting chikungunya virus


Compositions, methods and kits for detecting chikungunya viral nucleic acids. Particularly described are methods for detecting very low levels of the viral nucleic acids using nucleic acid amplification..
Gen-probe Incorporated


06/16/16
20160168644 

Method for the quantitative analysis of nucleic acid fragmentation and amplificability


The present invention relates to a method for the quantitative analysis of complex nucleic acids (na), i.e. Their fragmentation/degradation and amplificability as a marker of biomolecular quality and integrity of a biosample.
Universität Heidelberg


06/16/16
20160168642 

Method for detecting telomerase via washing-free anchored-extension and telomeric-binding amplification, and kit


Provided is a new method for telomerase amplification—washing-free anchored-extension and telomeric-binding amplification (wata). The method comprises: utilizing an anchored telomerase primer to conduct telomere ttagggg sequence (“g sequence”) extension; hybridizing with a template probe having a universal pcr primer sequence and six units of telomere ccctaa sequence (“c sequence”) on the extended g sequence; removing the uncombined template probe via an enzyme digestion reaction; and the template probe combined with the g sequence conducts pcr reaction, the amplification product being a peculiar dna fragment of a fixed length..
Zhejiang Jfk Biological Technology Co. Ltd.


06/16/16
20160168641 

Affinity mediated amplification telomeric c-ssdna and detection kit


Provided in the present invention are an affinity mediated amplification method of telomeric c-ssdna with a template probe and a detection kit using this method for performing alternative lengthening detection of telomeres.. .
Zhejiang Jfk Biological Technology Co. Ltd.


06/16/16
20160168631 

Lysis and reverse transcription for mrna quantification


The present invention is directed to a method for performing rt-pcr for amplifying a target rna comprising the steps of a) lysis of a cellular sample which is supposed to contain the target rna with a lysis buffer comprising between 0.2 m and 1 m guanidine thiocyanate, b) diluting the sample to an extend such that guanidine thiocyanate is present in a concentration of about 30 to 50 mm, e) reverse transcribing in the presence of a mixture of first strand cdna synthesis primers, the mixture consisting of oligo dt primers and random primers, and d) subjecting the sample to multiple cycles of thermocycling protocol and monitoring amplification of the first strand cdna in real time, characterized in that steps a) to c) are done in the same vessel.. .
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.


06/16/16
20160168630 

Endonuclease-enhanced helicase-dependent amplification


The invention provides methods and compositions for enhancing the speed and sensitivity of helicase-dependent amplification through the use of an endonuclease.. .
Biohelix Corporation


06/16/16
20160168624 

Fluidic cartridge for nucleic acid amplification and detection


A cartridge for assay of a target nucleic acid sequence in a liquid sample. The cartridge comprises: a fluidic portion through which the sample flows and in which nucleic acid amplification and detection takes place; a pneumatic portion which controls flow through the fluidic portion; and at least two electrodes which provide a potential difference for the detection of an amplified nucleic acid of interest..
Atlas Genetics Limited


06/16/16
20160167374 

Liquid discharging apparatus, head unit, capacitive load driving circuit, and integrated circuit device for capacitive load driving


There is provided a liquid discharging apparatus including: an integrated circuit device; a feedback circuit; a transistor which generates an amplification modulation signal amplified from a modulation signal pulse-modulated from a source signal, based on an amplification control signal; a low pass filter which demodulates the amplification modulation signal and generates a driving signal; and a piezoelectric element which is displaced as the driving signal is applied, in which the integrated circuit device includes a modulation portion which generates the modulation signal; a gate driver which generates the amplification control signal based on the modulation signal; and a feedback terminal which is electrically connected to the modulation portion and the feedback circuit, in which the feedback circuit generates a feedback signal based on the driving signal and sends back the feedback signal to the modulation portion.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/16/16
20160167372 

Liquid discharging apparatus, head unit, integrated circuit device for capacitive load driving, and capacitive load driving circuit


There is provided a liquid discharging apparatus including: a low voltage system circuit block including a modulation portion which generates a modulation signal pulse-modulated from a source signal; a transistor which generates an amplification modulation signal amplified from the modulation signal; a first high voltage system circuit block which receives the signal from the low voltage system circuit block and performs a switching operation; a second high voltage system circuit block which does not perform the switching operation; a low pass filter which demodulates the amplification modulation signal and generates a driving signal; and a piezoelectric element which is displaced as the driving signal is applied, in which the second high voltage system circuit block is disposed between the low voltage system circuit block and the first high voltage system circuit block.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/16/16
20160167371 

Liquid discharging apparatus, head unit, capacitive load driving circuit, and integrated circuit device for capacitive load driving


There is provided a liquid discharging apparatus including: a modulation portion which generates a modulation signal pulse-modulated from a source signal; a gate driver which generates an amplification control signal based on the modulation signal; a boosting circuit which boosts and supplies a voltage to the gate driver; a transistor which generates an amplification modulation signal amplified from the modulation signal based on the amplification control signal; a low pass filter which demodulates the amplification modulation signal and generates a driving signal; and a piezoelectric element which is displaced as the driving signal is applied, in which the gate driver and the boosting circuit are electrically connected to a common ground terminal, and in which a wiring impedance between the ground terminal and the gate driver is smaller than a wiring impedance between the ground terminal and the boosting circuit.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/16/16
20160167370 

Liquid discharging apparatus, head unit, capacitive load driving circuit, and integrated circuit device


There is provided a liquid discharging apparatus including: an integrated circuit device; a transistor which generates an amplification modulation signal amplified from a modulation signal pulse-modulated from a source signal based on an amplification control signal; a low pass filter which demodulates the amplification modulation signal and generates a driving signal; and a piezoelectric element which is displaced as the driving signal is applied, in which the integrated circuit device includes a modulation portion which generates the modulation signal; a gate driver which generates the amplification control signal based on the modulation signal; and a charge pump circuit which supplies power to the gate driver, and is included in a package which has a first side and a second side that are adjacent to each other in a plan view, in which the package includes a plurality of package terminals, which are electrically connected to the charge pump circuit.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/16/16
20160167369 

Liquid discharging apparatus, head unit, capacitive load driving circuit, and integrated circuit device for capacitive load driving


There is provided a liquid discharging apparatus including: a modulation portion which generates a modulation signal pulse-modulated from a source signal; a ground terminal which electrically connects the modulation portion to a ground potential; a transistor which generates an amplification modulation signal amplified from the modulation signal; a low pass filter which demodulates the amplification modulation signal and generates a driving signal; a feedback circuit which generates a feedback signal based on the driving signal, and sends back the feedback signal to the modulation portion via a feedback terminal; and a piezoelectric element which is displaced as the driving signal is applied, in which the modulation portion, the ground terminal, and the feedback terminal are formed on the same semiconductor substrate, and in which, in a plan view, the ground terminal and the feedback terminal are disposed being adjacent to each other.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/16/16
20160167368 

Liquid discharging apparatus, head unit, integrated circuit device for capacitive load driving, and capacitive load driving circuit


There is provided a liquid discharging apparatus including: a modulation portion which generates a modulation signal pulse-modulated from a source signal; a gate driver which generates an amplification control signal based on the modulation signal; a transistor which generates an amplification modulation signal amplified from the modulation signal based on the amplification control signal; a low pass filter which demodulates the amplification modulation signal and generates a driving signal; a piezoelectric element which is displaced as the driving signal is applied; a first power source portion which applies a constant voltage signal to a terminal which is different from a terminal to which the driving signal of the piezoelectric element is applied; and a temperature detection portion which detects temperature, in which the first power source portion is disposed on the shortest straight path between the temperature detection portion and the gate driver.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/16/16
20160167367 

Liquid discharging apparatus, head unit, integrated circuit device for capacitive load driving, capacitive load driving circuit, and control liquid discharging apparatus


There is provided a liquid discharging apparatus including: a modulation portion which generates a modulation signal pulse-modulated from a source signal; a gate driver which generates an amplification control signal based on the modulation signal; a transistor which generates an amplification modulation signal amplified from the modulation signal based on the amplification control signal; a low pass filter which demodulates the amplification modulation signal and generates a driving signal; a feedback circuit which sends back the driving signal to the modulation portion; a boosting circuit which supplies a voltage which has been boosted based on any one of a first clock signal and a second clock signal to the gate driver; a boosting control portion which controls boosting in the boosting circuit; and a piezoelectric element which is displaced as the driving signal is applied.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/16/16
20160167366 

Liquid discharging apparatus, head unit, capacitive load driving circuit, and integrated circuit device for capacitive load driving


There is provided a liquid discharging apparatus including: a low voltage system circuit block including a modulation portion which generates a modulation signal pulse-modulated from a source signal; a high voltage system circuit block including a gate driver which generates an amplification control signal based on the modulation signal; a transistor which generates an amplification modulation signal amplified from the modulation signal based on the amplification control signal; a low pass filter which demodulates the amplification modulation signal and generates a driving signal; and a piezoelectric element which is displaced as the driving signal is applied, in which the low voltage system circuit block and the high voltage system circuit block are formed on the same semiconductor substrate, in which the semiconductor substrate has one substrate potential supply terminal to which a substrate potential of the semiconductor substrate is supplied.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/16/16
20160167051 

Microfluidic devices and methods for cell processing


Microfluidic devices and methods that use cells such as cancer cells, stem cells, blood cells for preprocessing, sorting for various biodiagnostics or therapeutical applications are described. Microfluidics electrical sensing such as measurement of field potential or current and phenomena such as immiscible fluidics, inertial fluidics are used as the basis for cell and molecular processing (e.g., characterizing, sorting, isolation, processing, amplification.) of different particles, chemical compositions or biospecies (e.g., different cells, cells containing different substances, different particles, different biochemical compositions, proteins, enzymes etc.).
Biopico Systems Inc


06/09/16
20160165021 

Dual antenna communications headset


A communications headset having an antenna on each earpiece and having an rf switch for determining which antenna is receiving the superior signal and selecting that signal for amplification and distribution to headset speakers. A cable, supported and secured to a headband of the headset, connects the two earpieces for signal and power transfer.
Sonetics Holdings, Inc.


06/09/16
20160164553 

Linear composite transmitter utilizing composite power amplification


The present invention provides a compound transmitter having power efficiency characteristics and distortion characteristics superior, over a wide band, to those of a doherty transmitter, and having fewer elements constituting an rf circuit. The present invention is therefore provided with a compound amplifier (201) for generating a signal (z) (efficiency improving signal) obtained by the amplitude modulation of a carrier signal from an rf modulation signal (a) (main signal); power-modulating, using two power amplifiers (50, 51), a signal (s1) obtained by adding together (a) and (z), and a signal (s2) obtained by subtracting (z) from (a); and setting, as a transmitter output point, the point (p1) where the respective outputs are combined via impedance inverters (60, 61), the efficiency improving signal (z) being generated under conditions in which the size of the envelope of either (s1) or (s2) is fixed..

06/09/16
20160164474 

Systems and methods related to linear and efficient broadband power amplifiers


Systems and methods related to linear and efficient broadband power amplifiers. A power amplifier (pa) system can include an input circuit configured to receive a radio-frequency (rf) signal and split the rf signal into a first portion and a second portion.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


06/09/16
20160164473 

Doherty power amplifier


Disclosed is a doherty power amplifier. At least one power amplification tube and other power amplification tubes in the doherty power amplifier are located in different planes..
Zte Corporation


06/09/16
20160164467 

Amplifying device and offset voltage correction method


A state wherein offset voltage is reduced can be maintained regardless of environmental fluctuation. A differential amplification unit has differential pair transistors, and amplifies a difference between input voltages.
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160164466 

Asymmetric multilevel backoff amplifier with radio-frequency splitter


A radio frequency (rf) amplification system or transmitter includes one or more power amplifiers and a controller that is configured to adjust amplitudes and phases of rf input signals of the one or more power amplifiers and supply voltages applied to the one or more power amplifiers. The system may include a single digital-to-rf modulator and a power divider to drive multiple power amplifiers.
Eta Devices, Inc.


06/09/16
20160164465 

Buffer circuit capable of improving amplification performance


A buffer circuit may include an amplification reference voltage generation unit and an amplification unit. The amplification reference voltage generation unit may generate an amplification reference voltage.
Sk Hynix Inc.


06/09/16
20160164248 

Multi-wavelength distributed raman amplification set-up


Techniques are presented herein to set power levels for multiple raman pump wavelengths in a distributed raman amplification configuration. A first receive power measurement is obtained at a second node with a controlled optical source at a first node turned on and with a plurality of raman pump lasers at different wavelengths at the second node turned off.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


06/09/16
20160163359 

Data sense amplifier and memory device including the same


A data sense amplifier may include: first and second external nodes, wherein a potential difference occurs between the first and second external nodes when a memory cell is selected; an amplification unit suitable for generating and amplifying a potential difference between first and second nodes in response to the potential difference between the first and second external nodes; and a switching unit suitable for electrically coupling the first and second external nodes to the first and second nodes, respectively, after a predetermined time elapses from when the memory cell is selected.. .
Sk Hynix Inc.


06/09/16
20160162205 

Determining adjustments to the spare space in a storage device unavailable to a user based on a current consumption profile of a storage device


Provided are a computer program product, system and method for determining adjustments to the spare space in a storage device unavailable to a user based on a current consumption profile of a storage device. A current write amplification is based on storage writes to a media at a storage device and host writes from a host to the storage device.
Intel Corporation


06/09/16
20160161610 

Precision estimation for optical proximity detectors


An optical proximity detector includes a driver, light detector, analog front-end and digital back end. The driver drives the light source to emit light.
Intersil Americas Llc


06/09/16
20160161389 

High precision reciprocating bob viscometer


A high precision, reciprocating bob viscometer is shown that has two coils (a and b) encircling a reciprocating bob. Coil a is energized with a combined sinusoidal and dc signal, while coil b senses the position of the reciprocating bob, then the functions of coils a and b are reversed.
Cambridge Viscosity, Inc.


06/09/16
20160160288 

Method for determining nucleic acid composition of nucleic acid mixture


The present invention provides a method for determining the nucleic acid composition in a total nucleic acid mixture comprising a first nucleic acid and a second nucleic acid. The method comprises: 1) treating the total nucleic acid mixture with a bisulfate, to convert the non-methylated cytosine in the total nucleic acid mixture into uracil, and obtain a converted total nucleic acid mixture; 2) subjecting the converted total nucleic acid mixture to multiplexed fluorescent quantitative pcr using a first set of amplification primers and a second set of amplification primers; and 3) based on the ratio r of the methylated amplification product to the non-methylated amplification product of the predetermined nucleic acid fragment, a methylation proportion m1 of the predetermined nucleic acid fragment in the first nucleic acid, and a methylation proportion m2 of the predetermined nucleic acid fragment in the second nucleic acid, determining the nucleic acid composition in the total nucleic acid mixture..
Bgi Genomics Co., Limited


06/09/16
20160160274 

Materials and methods for profiling micrornas


The present invention provides materials and methods for detecting, quantifying, and/or high-throughput-profiling micrornas. Advantageously, the present invention is more sensitive and specific than other currently-available mirna qpcr assays.
University Of South Florida


06/09/16
20160160273 

Lyophilized integrated composition for storage and manipulation of pyrophosphorolysis activated polymerization


The invention provides a method for lyophilizing integrated composition of pyrophosphorolysis activated polymerization (pap) in an aqueous solution. It also provides lyophilized integrated pap composition.

06/09/16
20160158601 

Human muscular strength amplification robot driven by intention of user and driving method thereof


A muscular strength enhancing robot to be driven by an intention of a user and a method of driving the robot are disclosed. The robot includes an actuator attached to a portion of a body of the user and configured to be actuated by enhancing a muscular strength, an encoder connected to the actuator and configured to measure an actual velocity at which the actuator moves, a force or torque sensor configured to measure an intensity of a force to be applied, an admittance modeling module configured to calculate a target velocity using the intensity of the force, and a proportional integral derivative (pid) control module configured to control actuation of the actuator in proportion to a velocity difference between the target velocity and the actual velocity, control the actuation by a cumulative value of the velocity difference, and control the actuation by a difference between a previous and a current velocity difference..
Korea Polytechnic University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation


06/02/16
20160156147 

Optically pumpable waveguide amplifier with amplifier having tapered input and output


Optically pumpable waveguide amplifier with amplifier having tapered input and output. The present invention provides for a optically pumpable waveguide amplification device that includes: a cladding material; a passive optical waveguide embedded in the cladding material that has no optical amplification functionality; and an active optical waveguide having an input portion, a middle portion and an output portion, including: a gain material with a higher refractive index than the passive optical waveguide, wherein the middle portion of the active optical waveguide is embedded in the cladding material, and faces the passive wave guide, such that a lower surface of the middle portion is an upper surface of the passive optical waveguide.
International Business Machines Corporation


06/02/16
20160154418 

Power supply with a switch converter


A power supply has a switch converter, a circuit breaker, a storage inductor and a peak current controller, wherein a first shunt resistor is arranged in a positive cable, a first operational amplifier is connected the first shunt resistor to detect a voltage drop across the first shunt resistor, an auxiliary measuring signal at the output of the first operational amplifier is reflected via a current mirror to ground, a second operational amplifier is connected to the second shunt resistor for impedance amplification such that a dc measuring signal is present at the output of the second operational amplifier, an rc element having a resistor and capacitor is connected to an inductor, the rc element being configured such that an ac measuring signal at the output of the rc element reproduces a current through the storage inductor, and where the ac measuring signal is added to the dc measuring signal.. .
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


06/02/16
20160153039 

Compositions and methods for targeted nucleic acid sequence enrichment and high efficiency library generation


Provided herein are methods, compositions and kits for targeted nucleic acid sequence enrichment in a nucleic acid sample and for high efficiency nucleic acid library generation for next generation sequencing (ngs). The methods, compositions and kits provided herein can be useful for the production and capture of amplification-ready, target-specific and strand-specific regions of interest from nucleic acid samples containing complex dna..
Nugen Technologies, Inc.


06/02/16
20160153036 

Specific nucleic acid amplification with compounded selectivity


The present disclosure provides, in various aspects and embodiments, methods and compositions for selectively amplifying a rare target nucleic acid and/or suppressing amplification of non-target nucleic acids with sequences similar to the rare target nucleic acid. The methods and composition are useful, for example, for detecting rare alleles among a population of wild-type alleles..
President And Fellows Of Harvard College


06/02/16
20160153035 

Workflow for detection of ligands using nucleic acids


This application relates to methods for ligating oligonucleotides having complementarity to a target nucleic acid, and amplifying the ligated oligonucleotides, where ligation and amplification occur in the same reaction mixture.. .
Life Technologies Corporation


06/02/16
20160153034 

Rapid epidemiologic typing of bacteria


Methods for typing a strain of an organism are provided, the methods comprising the steps of amplifying, in a single reaction mixture containing nucleic acid from the organism, dividing the reaction mixture into a plurality of sets of second-stage reaction wells, each set of second-stage reaction wells containing a different pair of second-stage primers, subjecting each of the second-stage reaction wells to amplification conditions to generate a plurality of second-stage amplicons, melting the second-stage amplicons to generate a melting curve for each second-stage amplicon, and identifying the strain of the organism from the melting curves.. .
University Of Utah Research Foundation


06/02/16
20160151568 

Systems and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent using mechanical advantage


Devices and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a delivery system includes a reservoir containing a fluid and a fluid communicator in fluid communication with the reservoir.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


05/26/16
20160150483 

Communication power operating method and electronic device supporting the same


An electronic device includes a communication interface configured to establish a communication channel; and a controller configured to adjust an amplification current of a signal outputted through the communication channel corresponding to a measured adjacent channel leakage ratio (aclr) based on the communication channel, wherein the controller is configured to adjust a size of the amplification current corresponding to a difference between the measured aclr and a specified condition.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/26/16
20160150161 

Image processing device, image capture device, image processing method, and program


A restoration filter based on a point spread function of an optical system is applied to source image data acquired through photographing using the optical system to acquire restored image data (s13: filter application step). Adjustment of an amplification factor of the difference between source image data and restored image data is performed, and recovered image data is acquired from the difference after adjustment and source image data (s15: gain adjustment step).
Fujifilm Corporation


05/26/16
20160150067 

Systems and apparatuses for positioning and displaying a mobile device


Holding apparatuses accommodate mobile devices for display and/or interaction in set positions. Apparatuses include a stand and a moveable holder to which a mobile device secures.

05/26/16
20160149700 

Method, apparatus, and system for quantum key distribution, privacy amplification, and data transmission


A method and apparatus for quantum key distribution comprised of a privacy amplification method and device for the quantum key distribution process as well as a data transmission method and system based on quantum keys is provided, wherein the quantum key distribution method includes the following process: obtaining a bit stream of the same basis vector by sending or receiving coding quantum states of random bit streams and comparing those measurements obtained with the measurement basis vector; in accordance with a preset manner, extracting parameter information associated with privacy amplification and initial key information from the bit stream of the same basis vector after error correction; and using the initial key as an input to implement the privacy amplification algorithm based on the parameter information and thereby obtain shared quantum keys. Utilization of the method detailed herein can eliminate security risks in the negotiation of privacy amplification parameters in the alternative channel and effectively improve the security of quantum key distribution processes..
Alibaba Group Holding Limited


05/26/16
20160149575 

Buffer circuit and operation method thereof


A buffer circuit includes an amplification unit suitable for sensing and amplifying an input signal and a reference voltage, a buffer enable unit suitable for enabling the amplification unit based on a buffer enable signal, and a buffer enable signal generation unit suitable for generating the buffer enable signal based on a first or second operation control signal, selected according to a high voltage detection signal.. .
Sk Hynix Inc.


05/26/16
20160149544 

Low voltage supply amplifier and amplification method


A high-gain, low power, electronic amplifier for amplification of a low magnitude voltage signal through a comparator-integrator amplification method for energy-aware applications is disclosed. The electronic amplifier comprises: a comparator arrangement with at least one comparator unit adapted to receive a first voltage signal to be amplified and a first feedback voltage signal, and to generate a first two-level voltage comparison signal; a integrator arrangement to receive the first two-level voltage comparison signal and generate a first amplifier output signal corresponding to an amplification of the voltage signal to be amplified; and a first feedback network to receive the first amplifier output signal and generate the first feedback voltage signal..
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


05/26/16
20160149378 

Optical amplification device


An optical amplification device includes: a semiconductor optical amplifier; a first detector that detects an input optical power of the semiconductor optical amplifier; a second detector that detects an output optical power of the semiconductor optical amplifier; and a controller that controls a driving current of the semiconductor optical amplifier, wherein the controller supplies a predetermined driving current to the semiconductor optical amplifier when an optical signal is not input to the semiconductor optical amplifier, the second detector detects an optical power of amplified spontaneous emission (ase) output from the semiconductor optical amplifier when the predetermined driving current is supplied to the semiconductor optical amplifier, and the controller controls the driving current of the semiconductor optical amplifier based on the input optical power of the semiconductor optical amplifier detected by the first detector, and the optical power of the ase.. .
Fujitsu Limited


05/26/16
20160147514 

Systems and methods for stencil amplification


In a sequence of major computational steps or in an iterative computation, a stencil amplifier can increase the number of data elements accessed from one or more data structures in a single major step or iteration, thereby decreasing the total number of computations and/or communication operations in the overall sequence or the iterative computation. Stencil amplification, which can be optimized according to a specified parameter such as compile time, rune time, code size, etc., can improve the performance of a computing system executing the sequence or the iterative computation in terms of run time, memory load, energy consumption, etc.
Reservoir Labs, Inc.


05/26/16
20160145684 

Methods of detecting synthetic urine and matching a urine sample to a subject


Provided herein are methods for determining if a urine sample comprises synthetic urine, methods for matching a urine sample to a subject, and methods for amplifying dna. Also provided are kits that include a set of at least 3 pairs of a pre-amplification forward and reverse primer, where each pair of pre-amplification forward and reverse primers is designed to amplify 250 to 300 nucleotides of genomic dna that contains one of at least 3 snps, where the pre-amplification forward and reverse primers in each of the three or more pairs of pre-amplification primers contains (i) a sequence of about 17 to about 25 contiguous nucleotides that is complementary to a sequence in the genomic dna and (i) a tag sequence of about 17 to about 25 contiguous nucleotides that is not complementary to a sequence in the genomic dna..
Genotox Laboratories


05/26/16
20160145678 

Multiplex assay for the detection of at least two citrus pathogens


The present invention provides methods and compositions for detecting multiple citrus pathogens using a multiplex branched dna signal amplification reaction.. .
The Regents Of The University Of California


05/26/16
20160145675 

Nucleic acid amplification reaction apparatus and nucleic acid amplification method


A nucleic acid amplification reaction apparatus includes: a fitting section capable of fitting a reaction vessel filled with a reaction mixture and a liquid which has a specific gravity different from that of the reaction mixture and is immiscible with the reaction mixture; a first heating section which heats a first region of the reaction vessel; a second heating section which heats a second region of the reaction vessel; and a driving mechanism which switches over between a first arrangement in which the first region is located lower than the second region in the direction of the gravitational force and a second arrangement in which the second region is located lower than the first region in the direction of the gravitational force, wherein the concentration of magnesium ions in the reaction mixture is 1.8 mm or more and 9.0 mm or less.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


05/26/16
20160145674 

Nucleic acid amplification method


A nucleic acid amplification method includes: heating a first region of a nucleic acid amplification reaction vessel filled with a nucleic acid amplification reaction mixture and a liquid which has a specific gravity different from that of the nucleic acid amplification reaction mixture and is immiscible with the nucleic acid amplification reaction mixture to a first temperature; heating a second region of the nucleic acid amplification reaction vessel to a second temperature; switching over from a first arrangement in which the first region is located lower than the second region in the direction of the gravitational force to a second arrangement in which the second region is located lower than the first region in the direction of the gravitational force; and switching over from the second arrangement to the first arrangement, wherein the nucleic acid amplification reaction mixture contains a probe, and the probe contains an artificial nucleic acid.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


05/26/16
20160145601 

Methods and systems for dna isolation on a microfluidic device


The present invention relates to methods and systems for the isolation of dna on a microfluidic device and the subsequent analysis of the dna on the microfluidic device. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the isolation of dna from patient samples on a microfluidic device and use of the dna for performing amplification reactions, such as pcr, and detection, such as thermal melt analysis, on the microfluidic.
Canon U.s. Life Sciences, Inc.


05/26/16
20160145588 

Novel dna-ploymerases


The technology provided herein relates to novel variants of dna-polymerases exhibiting high termo-stability as well as a strong strand displacement activity; to nucleic acid molecules encoding said dna-polymerases, vectors, host cells containing the nucleic acids and methods for preparation and producing such enzymes; compositions comprising at least one of the dna-polymerases; and methods for using such enzymes in dna sequencing and/or dna amplification processes.. .
Bioron Gmbh


05/26/16
20160144616 

Liquid ejecting apparatus, head unit, integrated circuit device for driving capacitive load, and capacitive load driving circuit


A liquid ejecting apparatus according to the invention includes: a modulation unit that generates a modulated signal which is obtained by pulse-modulating an original signal; a gate driver that generates an amplification control signal, based on the modulated signal; a transistor that generates an amplified and modulated signal which is obtained by amplifying the modulated signal, based on the amplification control signal; a low pass filter that generates a drive signal by demodulating the amplified and modulated signal; a piezoelectric element that is displaced by the drive signal which is applied; a first power supply unit that applies a signal to a terminal of the piezoelectric element, other than a terminal to which the drive signal is applied; a cavity; and a nozzle, wherein the gate driver and the first power supply unit are connected to a common ground terminal.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


05/26/16
20160144366 

Nucleic acid amplification/detection device and nucleic acid inspection device using same


When taking in outside air with a fan to control the temperature inside a covered portion where a specimen is installed, the internal temperature may change depending on an environment temperature to cause a difference in temperature control. The wind generated by the fan may blow against a reaction container depending on its loading position and it may influence the temperature control over individual specimens and lead to problems with temperature accuracy, temperature rise speed, and temperature drop speed a reaction container avoiding these problems has a covered portion which performs temperature control on the reaction container and in which a cover and a fin cover have a heat insulating structure.
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation


05/19/16
20160142832 

Signal amplifier


A hearing prosthesis circuit includes a power source, a first amplifier coupled to the power source, and a second amplifier coupled to the power source. The circuit also includes a stimulation component coupled to the first amplifier and the second amplifier.

05/19/16
20160142152 

Optical transmission system, optical reception apparatus, and signal adjustment method


An optical transmission system includes: a reception apparatus configured to receive signal light separated from wavelength division multiplexing light; and a management apparatus configured to manage a plurality of optical transmission apparatuses that transmit the wavelength division multiplexing light, wherein the reception apparatus further comprises: an amplification section configured to amplify each power of electric signals for demodulating the signal light within a predetermined tolerance level, the electric signals being converted from mixed light of local light and the signal light input into the reception apparatus; an adjustment section configured to adjust power of the signal light input into the reception apparatus or power of the local light; and a controller configured to control the adjustment section based on an adjustment amount notified by the management apparatus, the management apparatus includes a computer.. .
Fujitsu Limited


05/19/16
20160142139 

Led light dongle communication system


A universal serial bus (usb) dongle may include an optical transceiver having a usb interface for engagement to an electronic device such as a laptop computer or other usb-configured device. The usb dongle may include a converter or buffering, isolation, modulation or amplification circuitry.
Federal Law Enforcement Development Services, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142078 

Envelope shaping in envelope tracking power amplification


The subject matter described herein relates to envelope shaping in envelope tracking power amplification. A method, apparatus and computer storage medium are provided for envelope shaping in envelope tracking power amplification.
Microsoft Corporation


05/19/16
20160142023 

Multi-broadband doherty power amplifier


Radio frequency (rf) amplification devices are disclosed that include doherty amplification circuits and methods of operating the same. In one embodiment, a doherty amplification circuit includes a main carrier rf amplifier, a peaking rf amplifier, and a periodic quadrature coupler.
Rf Micro Devices, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142022 

Multiband power amplification apparatus


The present application provides a multiband power amplification apparatus. The first input terminal receives a signal in a frequency band f1; the second input terminal receives a signal in a frequency band f2.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142013 

Supply modulation for radio frequency power amplification


The subject matter described herein relates to supply modulation for power amplification. In one embodiment, the voltage level of the envelope with a tunable threshold voltage.
Microsoft Corporation


05/19/16
20160140698 

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, printing medium, and recording medium


When obtaining subband signals by performing multiresolution decomposition on image data using a broad-sense pinwheel framelet or a pinwheel wavelet frame, having a degree, that is a set of an approximate filter with no orientation and a plurality of detail filters with respective orientations, and acquiring processed image data by the subband signals in a decomposition phase of the multiresolution decomposition, or processed image data that has been reconstructed into an image by summing the subband signals in a synthesis phase of the multiresolution decomposition, the present invention performs attenuation or amplification of the subband signals in the decomposition phase of the multiresolution decomposition that correspond to at least one of the filters.. .
National Institute Of Japan Science And Technology Agency




Amplification topics: Amplification, Nucleic Acid, Nucleotide, High Resolution, Modulation, Feedback Signal, Nanoparticle, Semiconductor, Raman Amplifier, Resonance Frequency, User Interface, Transmitter, Methylation, Sample Preparation, Sequencing

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