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08/18/16
20160241295 
 Power amplification system with common base pre-amplifier patent thumbnailPower amplification system with common base pre-amplifier
Power amplification system with common base pre-amplifier. A power amplification system can include a common base amplifier configured to amplify an input radio-frequency (rf) signal received at an input node to generate an intermediate rf signal at an intermediate node.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241292 
 Power amplifier module with power supply control patent thumbnailPower amplifier module with power supply control
Power amplifier module with power supply control. A power amplification control system can include an interface configured to receive a transceiver control signal from a transceiver.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241213 
 Power amplifier device and circuits patent thumbnailPower amplifier device and circuits
A multi-mode multi-band power amplifier and its circuits are provided. The power amplifier comprises a controller, a wide-band amplifier channel, and a fundamental impedance transformer.
Lansus Technologies Inc.


08/18/16
20160241211 
 Amplifier with common-mode filter patent thumbnailAmplifier with common-mode filter
A differential amplifier having a tunable filter is disclosed. The tunable filter may attenuate some common-mode signals while not affecting amplification of differential signals.
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/18/16
20160241210 
 Power amplifier with cascode switching or splitting functionality patent thumbnailPower amplifier with cascode switching or splitting functionality
Multiband power amplifier with cascode switching. A power amplification system can include a first transistor having a base configured to receive an input radio-frequency (rf) signal and having an emitter coupled to a ground potential.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241209 
 Doherty power amplifier having am-am compensation patent thumbnailDoherty power amplifier having am-am compensation
A power amplification system includes a doherty power amplifier (pa) configured to receive a voltage supply signal and a radio-frequency (rf) signal and generate an amplified rf signal using the voltage supply signal, the doherty pa including a carrier amplifier and a peaking amplifier. A carrier amplifier bias circuit and a peaking amplifier bias circuit coupled to one or more of the carrier amplifier and the carrier amplifier bias circuit over a coupling path are provided wherein the peaking amplifier bias circuit is configured to provide a peaking bias signal to the peaking amplifier based on a saturation level of the carrier amplifier..
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241208 
 Radio-frequency power amplifiers driven by boost converter patent thumbnailRadio-frequency power amplifiers driven by boost converter
Radio-frequency (rf) power amplifiers driven by boost converter. In some embodiments, a power amplification system can include a supply system configured to provide a high-voltage (hv) supply signal based on a battery voltage, and a power amplifier (pa) configured to receive the hv supply signal and amplify an rf signal.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241207 
 Multi-band power amplification system having enhanced efficiency through elimination of band selection switch patent thumbnailMulti-band power amplification system having enhanced efficiency through elimination of band selection switch
Multi-band power amplification system having enhanced efficiency through elimination of band selection switch. In some embodiments, a power amplification system can include a plurality of power amplifiers (pas), with each pa being configured to receive and amplify a radio-frequency (rf) signal in a frequency band.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241206 
 Enhanced power amplifier efficiency through elimination of matching network patent thumbnailEnhanced power amplifier efficiency through elimination of matching network
Enhanced power amplifier efficiency through elimination of matching network. In some embodiments, a power amplification system can include a power amplifier (pa) configured to receive and amplify a radio-frequency (rf) signal, and an output filter coupled to the pa by an output path that is substantially free of an impedance transformation circuit.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241205 
 Reduced power amplifier size through elimination of matching network patent thumbnailReduced power amplifier size through elimination of matching network
Reduced power amplifier size through elimination of matching network. In some embodiments, a power amplification system can include a power amplifier (pa) configured to receive and amplify a radio-frequency (rf) signal.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241203 

Power amplification system with adjustable common base bias


Power amplification system with adjustable common base bias. A power amplification system can include a first transistor having a base coupled to a radio-frequency input.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241201 

Power amplifier for amplification of an input signal into an output signal


A power amplifier comprising a first, second and third sub-amplifier for amplification of an input signal into an output signal is disclosed. The sub-amplifiers are connected to an input network and an output network.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)


08/18/16
20160241200 

Rf amplification device with power protection during high supply voltage conditions


A radio frequency (rf) amplification device comprises an rf amplification circuit, and a dynamic level shifter (dls) circuit coupled between a supply voltage and the rf amplification circuit. The dls circuit is configured to provide a first shifted voltage to the rf amplification circuit via a first diode when the supply voltage is above a first threshold voltage level.
Rf Micro Devices, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241197 

Power amplification system with variable supply voltage


Power amplification system with variable supply voltage. A power amplification system can include a power amplifier and a boost converter configured to provide a supply voltage to the power amplifier.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241195 

Power amplification system with shared common base biasing


Power amplification system with shared common base biasing. A power amplification system can include a plurality of cascode amplifier sections.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


08/18/16
20160240634 

Bipolar transistor


Presented is a bipolar transistor capable of improving a current amplification rate while improving voltage resistance. A bipolar transistor is provided with a p-type emitter region, a p-type collector region, an n-type base region located between the emitter region and the collector region, a p-type first embedded region located below the base region, and an n-type region having a lower n-type impurity concentration than the base region.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/18/16
20160239990 

Methods and systems for experiment design and analysis


In one exemplary embodiment, a method for identifying a reaction site associated with an amplification curve from a plurality of amplification curves is provided. The method includes receiving amplification data from a plurality of reaction sites, wherein each reaction site contains a sample.
Life Technologies Corporation


08/18/16
20160239732 

System and using nucleic acid barcodes to monitor biological, chemical, and biochemical materials and processes


Aspects of the embodiments use nucleic acid sequence (ns) based barcodes (ns tracking barcodes) in different capacities to track, trace, monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot complex biological, chemical, and biochemical processes. At least two forms of the ns tracking barcodes are described herein: ported ns tracking barcodes and process ns tracking barcodes.
Clear Labs Inc.


08/18/16
20160237484 

Method and composition for nucleic acid amplification


The present teachings provide methods, compositions, and kits for nucleic acid amplification. In some embodiments of the present teachings, amplification reactions are performed with at least one high stability primer.
Applied Biosystems Llc


08/18/16
20160237483 

Helicase suppression of non-template amplification


Provided herein is a method for reducing amplification of non-template molecules in a nucleic acid sample. In certain embodiments, the method involves adding a helicase to a reaction mixture for non-helicase-dependent amplification of target nucleic acid..
New England Biolabs, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237479 

Methods and compositions for isothermal amplification and detection of mycoplasma pneumoniae


Disclosed herein are methods and compositions (e.g., oligonucleotide primers) for isothermal amplification and detection of m. Pneumoniae nucleic acids in a sample.
P3s Corporation.


08/18/16
20160237478 

Method, kits and materials for detection of lyme disease borrelia sp. infection


Disclosed herein are method, materials and kits for detection of b. Burgdorferi infection or determining stage of lyme disease in a subject.
University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237477 

Thermo-controllable high-density chips for multiplex analyses


The present invention provides miniaturized instruments for conducting chemical reactions where control of the reaction temperature is desired or required. Specifically, this invention provides chips and optical systems for performing and monitoring temperature-dependent chemical reactions.
Wafergen, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237475 

Methods for nucleic acid manipulation


A method for replicating and amplifying a target nucleic acid sequence is described. A method of the invention involves the formation of a recombination intermediate without the prior denaturing of a nucleic acid duplex through the use of a recombination factor.
The Penn State Research Foundation


08/18/16
20160237473 

Dry composition of reaction compounds with stabilized polymerase


The present invention provides methods to obtain dry compositions of reaction compounds that maintain the biological activity of the compounds upon re-solubilization after a certain storage time. Preferably, the dry composition comprises a polymerase, and the dry composition is usable for polymerase chain reaction (pcr) amplification after re-solubilization..
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237472 

Primer middle sequence interference pcr technology


Provided is a primer middle sequence interference pcr method, and the method uses one segment of a non-complemented or same-sequence base of the middle sequence of primers to perform antisense interference inside and outside the primer molecules, so as to competitively destroy the polymerization among the primers to selectively inhibit amplification of the primer dimer (pd).. .
Beijing Tag-array Molecular Test Co., Ltd


08/18/16
20160236464 

Liquid discharging apparatus, head unit, capacitive load driving circuit, and control capacitive load driving circuit


A liquid discharging apparatus includes a modulation portion that generates a modulation signal obtained by pulse-modulating a source signal; an amplifier that includes a first gate driver generating a first amplification control signal based on the modulation signal, a second gate driver generating a second amplification control signal based on the modulation signal, a first transistor operating based on the first amplification control signal, a second transistor connected to the first transistor on a low-potential side in series and operating based on the second amplification control signal; an operation control portion that controls operations of the first gate driver and the second gate driver; a low-pass filter that generates a driving signal by demodulating an amplification modulation signal generated based on operations of the first transistor and the second transistor; and a piezoelectric element that is displaced by applying the driving signal.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


08/11/16
20160233908 

Radio-frequency-to-baseband function-reuse receiver with shared amplifiers for common-mode and differential-mode amplification


According to another aspect of the present disclosure, a radio-frequency-to-baseband-function-reuse receiver with shared amplifiers for common-mode and differential-mode amplification is provided. The receiver includes two set networks connected in parallel.
University Of Macau


08/11/16
20160233839 

Low noise amplifier


A low noise amplifier includes a t-type circuit, a first amplification module and a second amplification module. The t-type circuit is adapted to receive an input signal from a signal source, filters the input signal to generate a filtered signal, and is configured such that an equivalent input impedance seen into the t-type circuit matches an equivalent output impedance seen into the signal source.
National Chi Nan University


08/11/16
20160233323 

Bipolar transistor


Disclosed herein is a bipolar transistor capable of improving a current amplification rate while improving voltage resistance. A bipolar transistor is provided with a p-type emitter region, a p-type collector region, an n-type base region located between the emitter region and the collector region, a p-type first embedded region located below the base region, and an n-type region having a lower n-type impurity concentration than the base region, being in contact with the emitter region, the collector region, the base region and the first embedded region, separating the emitter region from the base region and the first embedded region, and separating the collector region from the base region and the first embedded region.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/11/16
20160233019 

Coil component


A coil component is of the type where a helical coil is directly contacting a magnetic body where such coil component still meets the demand for electrical current amplification. The coil component is structured in such a way that a helical coil is covered with a magnetic body.
Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160233016 

System, apparatus, and power amplification transformers


A transformer according to some examples may include a first upper secondary winding between a first upper primary winding and a second upper primary winding in the first horizontal plane, a first lower secondary winding between a first lower primary winding and a second lower primary winding in a second horizontal plane below the first horizontal plane, a second upper secondary winding in the first horizontal plane spaced from the second upper primary winding on an opposite side from the first upper secondary winding in a first side of the first horizontal plane, and a second lower secondary winding in the second horizontal plane spaced from the second lower primary winding on an opposite side from the first lower primary winding in a second side of the second horizontal plane.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/11/16
20160231245 

Methods and systems for instrument validation


In one exemplary embodiment, a method for validating an instrument is provided. The method includes receiving amplification data from a validation plate to generate a plurality of amplification curves.
Life Technologies Corporation


08/11/16
20160231156 

Resonance circuit used for measurement device and measurement device


A resonance circuit is configured to receive a pulse density signal obtained by ΔΣ-modulating an analog displacement signal by a ΔΣ modulator and a multi-bit signal obtained from the pulse density signal and to generate an excitation signal based on the pulse density signal and the multi-bit signal. The resonance circuit includes an amplification factor controller configured to set an amplification factor depending on a vibration signal obtained from the multi-bit signal, a multiplier configured to amplify a level of the pulse density signal by the amplification factor, and a circuit group configured to generate the excitation signal based on a pulse density signal obtained by further ΔΣ-modulating an output of the multiplier.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation


08/11/16
20160230739 

Semisubmersible platform equipped with an angular amplification system


Wave power generator (1), which has a semi-submersible platform (2) with at least one longitudinal box (4) that extends from a bow (7) to a stern (8) of the platform (2). The platform (2) has at its bow (7) a stabilizing aileron (12) that extends transversely below a lower edge (9) of the box (4), and at its stern (8) a flotation beam (11) integral with the box (4).
Waves Ruiz


08/11/16
20160230545 

Amplification of data-encoded sound waves within a resonant area


A method of amplifying a data-encoded acoustic signal in an oil or gas well system comprising: performing at least a first transmission of the data-encoded acoustic signal from a transmitter towards a receiver, wherein at least some of the data-encoded acoustic signal is reflected from a well system object; providing an impedance mismatch point; and causing or allowing amplification of the data-encoded acoustic signal, wherein the amplification is due to the well system object, the impedance mismatch point, and the transmitter.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


08/11/16
20160230222 

Methods and compositions for reducing non-specific amplification products


Methods, compositions, systems and kits to amplify or improve amplification of target-specific amplification products by reducing non-specific amplification products (e.g., primer-dimers) when amplifying multiple different nucleotide regions. The methods, compositions, systems and kits described herein may include, or include the use of, one or more resolvases that recognize and bind to and/or cut an aberrant dna structure..

08/11/16
20160230218 

Dynamic flux nucleic acid sequence amplification


Provided herein are dynamic flux nucleic acid sequence amplification methods. The dynamic flux nucleic acid sequence amplification methods described herein are capable of amplifying nucleic acid sequences within a narrow temperature range.
Fluoresentric, Inc.


08/11/16
20160230211 

Identification and quantification of multiple nucleic acid targets in complex mixtures


A complex mixture is analyzed for multiple nucleic acid sequences (e.g., dna or rna sequences) simultaneously by target specific multiplex amplification followed by single molecule detection of amplicons by atomic force microscopy (afm). The presence or absence of target nucleic acids can be determined from the presence or absence of specific amplicons for those nucleic acids.
Virginia Commonwealth University


08/11/16
20160230208 

Generic pcr


The present invention provides a method for the amplification of at least a first and a second target nucleic acid that may be present in a fluid sample. The invention further provides a kit and an analytical system for carrying out said amplification..
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.


08/11/16
20160230202 

Process for generating synthetic engineered recombinant proteins for vaccination, diagnosis and treatment of disease


A process for generating a synthetic engineered recombinant protein has been performed by providing an original protein design and the necessary probabilistic priors for random in silico assembly. Once the in silico synthetic protein is assayed using mathematic modeling, the proteins are then reverse translated into dna.

08/11/16
20160230137 

Methods and devices for non-thermal polymerase chain reaction


Methods and devices for non-thermal pcr amplification of nucleic acid sequences. An electrical potential is applied to cause non-thermal separation of strands of a double-stranded nucleic acid or double-stranded nucleic acid/primer extension product..
The Regents Of The University Of California


08/04/16
20160227091 

Image pickup apparatus and control image pickup apparatus


An image pickup apparatus comprises: an image pickup device that generates an image data; a mechanical shutter that controls shielding and passing of object light; an image processing section that amplifies pixel values of respective pixels of the image data with a gain which is uniform irrespective of the pixel values; and a cpu that sets a shutter type to be used, controls the image pickup device when the electronic shutter is used, and sets the gain of amplification by the image processing section to have different values in accordance with which shutter is to be used.. .
Olympus Corporation


08/04/16
20160226698 

Signal transmission apparatus, distortion compensation apparatus, and signal transmission method


A signal conversion unit (120) of a signal transmission apparatus (10) includes an in-band distortion compensation analog circuit unit (122) that generates, for each band, an in-band distortion compensation signal for compensating for in-band intermodulation distortion occurring due to frequency mixing of rf signals of a single band, the distortion being included in rf signals which are output from an amplification unit (130), and causes the generated signal to be carried by the rf signals corresponding to the single band, and an inter-band distortion compensation analog circuit unit (124) that generates, for each combination of two bands, an inter-band distortion compensation signal for compensating for cross-modulation distortion occurring due to frequency mixing of rf signals between a plurality of bands which are input to the amplification unit (130), and causes the generated signal to be carried by each of the rf signals corresponding to the two bands.. .
Nec Corporation


08/04/16
20160226476 

Duty cycle detection circuit and duty cycle correction circuit including the same


A duty cycle detection circuit includes a reset unit suitable for resetting a first capacitor and a second capacitor based on a reset signal, a first charging/discharging unit suitable for charging the first capacitor while a clock is in a first level and discharging the first capacitor while the clock is in a second level, a second charging/discharging unit suitable for charging the second capacitor while the clock is in the second level and discharging the second capacitor while the clock is in the first level, and a differential amplifier suitable for amplifying a voltage difference between the first capacitor and the second capacitor based on an amplification enable signal and generating a detection signal as a result of the amplification.. .
Sk Hynix Inc.


08/04/16
20160226459 

Preamplifier and method


In accordance with an embodiment, an amplification circuit includes an amplifier connected to a filter, wherein the amplifier has an input and an output and the filter has an input connected to the output of the amplifier. The amplification circuit includes a comparator that has an input connected to the output of the filter and an input coupled for receiving a reference voltage.
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc


08/04/16
20160226448 

2g support for 2g and 3g/4g envelope tracking modulator


There is provided an amplification stage including an envelope tracking modulated supply for tracking a reference signal, comprising a low frequency path for tracking low frequency variations in the reference signal and for providing a first output voltage, and a high frequency path for tracking high frequency variations in the reference signal and for providing a second output voltage, and a combiner for combining the first and second output voltages to provide a third output voltage, the amplification stage further comprising a first amplifier arranged to receive the first output voltage as a supply voltage, and a second amplifier arranged to receive the third output voltage as a supply voltage, wherein the first and second amplifiers are enabled in different modes of operation.. .
Snaptrack, Inc.


08/04/16
20160226218 

Tunable laser source


A tunable transmission optical filter is optically coupled between a laser section and semiconductor optical amplifier (soa) section of a tunable laser device. The optical filter may be tuned to provide a high transmission near the lasing peak while suppressing a significant portion of back-propagating amplified spontaneous emission (ase) of the soa section.
Lumentum Operations Llc


08/04/16
20160226215 

Akinetic swept laser fast sweeping of the same


The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for producing a narrow line laser emission that can be tuned at frequency rates exceeding 100 khz. The laser apparatus is capable of fast scanning speeds close to multiples of the cavity resonance frequency.
University Of Kent


08/04/16
20160226210 

Systems and methods for light amplification


A system for optical amplification includes an optical fiber with a core containing a gain medium surrounded by a cladding, a seed light source, a control light source, and a pump source. The seed light source transmits seed light, at a first wavelength and having a first linewidth greater than 100 mhz, into the core of the fiber.

08/04/16
20160226209 

High power parallel fiber arrays


High power parallel fiber arrays for the amplification of high peak power pulses are described. Fiber arrays based on individual fiber amplifiers as well as fiber arrays based on multi-core fibers can be implemented.
Imra America, Inc.


08/04/16
20160223884 

Photoelectric conversion apparatus, imaging system, and driving photoelectric conversion apparatus


Provided is a photoelectric conversion apparatus, including: a plurality of pixels, each of the plurality of pixels including: a photoelectric conversion unit; a charge transfer unit; and an amplification unit; a reference voltage generation unit; a comparison unit configured to output a comparison result by comparing an output voltage from the amplification unit and a reference voltage output from the reference voltage generation unit; and a control unit configured to control a timing to end the accumulation of the charges in the photoelectric conversion unit based on the comparison result, in which the reference voltage to be compared with the output voltage based on the charges transferred from the photoelectric conversion unit to the charge accumulation unit when the charge transfer unit is in a non-conductive state, is a voltage corresponding to charges accumulated in the charge accumulation unit due to a dark current.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/04/16
20160223437 

Aspirated particle detection with various flow modifications


A method of particle detection in an aspirated particle detection system having a sampling pipe network and a particle detector. The method includes drawing sample air to the particle detector through the air sampling network; analyzing the sample air with the particle detector; entering an amplification phase, in the event that a concentration of particles in the sample air greater than a predetermined threshold is detected, to create a plurality of sample air packets in the sampling pipe, wherein each sample air packet corresponds to a sampling inlet and includes an amplified concentration of air drawn from the corresponding sampling inlet; transporting the sample air including the plurality of sample air packets through the sampling pipe to the particle detector; and determining through which sampling inlet any particles entered the particle detection system..
Xtralis Global


08/04/16
20160222467 

Phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase pathway biomarkers


Methods for treating breast cancer, specifically cancers resistant to treatment with one or more known breast cancer treatment drugs, and related patient selection strategies for predicting patient response to drug therapy, such strategies including detecting the presence or absence n a patient o one or inure of pik3ca gene amplification, a mutation in pik3ca, and a decrease in pten protein expression, and treating a patient positive for the presence of one or more of same by administering to the subject a pan-erbb tyrosine kinase inhibitor.. .
Wyeth Llc


08/04/16
20160222443 

Quantification of micro rna


The present invention relates to a method for quantifying a plurality of mirna, said method comprising the successive step of providing a sample comprising a plurality of cdna, each cdna corresponding to a mirna. Then, the sample contacted with a plurality of pairs of tagged primers and a pair of universal primers, each tagged primer comprising a specific moiety and a tagged moiety.
Biocartis N.v.


08/04/16
20160222439 

Compositions, kits and methods for detection of campylobacter nucleic acid


The disclosed invention is related to compositions, kits and methods comprising one or more oligomers targeting 16s rrna target nucleic acid from campylobacter species jejuni, coli and/or lari. Compositions include amplification oligomers, detection probe oligomers and/or target capture oligomers.
Gen-probe Incorporated


08/04/16
20160222438 

Compositions and methods to detect atopobium vaginae nucleic acid


The disclosed invention include nucleic acid oligomers that may be used as amplification oligomers, including primers, as capture probes for sample preparation, and detection probes for detection of 16s rrna from atopobium vaginae in samples by using methods of specific nucleic acid amplification and detection.. .
Gen-probe Incorporated


08/04/16
20160222426 

Methods for amplifying nucleic acid using tag-mediated displacement


Disclosed are methods for amplifying a nucleic acid target region using an amplification oligomer comprising a target-binding segment and a heterologous displacer tag situated 5′ to the target-binding segment. Initiation of an amplification reaction from the tagged amplification oligomer produces an amplicon comprising the displacer tag, such that once the complement of the displacer tag has been incorporated into a second amplicon, a displacer oligonucleotide having a sequence substantially corresponding to the displacer tag sequence is used to participate in subsequent rounds of amplification for displacement of an extension product primed from a site within the second amplicon 5′ to the displacer priming site.
Gen-probe Incorporated


08/04/16
20160222376 

Method and kit for generating high affinity binding agents


A combined ribosome-display and phage-display method and kit for carrying out the method are provided. The method includes screening a ribosome-display library of binding agents to identify binding agents that interact with one or more target molecules of interest, converting the rna encoding the binding agents to a phage-display format by amplification and primer extension, and the screening the phage-display library to enrich for binding agents that interact with one or more target molecules of interest..
The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois


08/04/16
20160221333 

Liquid discharging apparatus, head unit, capacitive load driving circuit, and control capacitive load driving circuit


A liquid discharging apparatus includes a modulation portion that generates a modulation signal obtained by pulse-modulating a source signal; an amplifier that includes a gate driver generating an amplification control signal based on the modulation signal, a bootstrap circuit supplying power to the gate driver, a power source circuit supplying power to the gate driver and the bootstrap circuit, and a transistor generating the amplification modulation signal that is obtained by amplifying the modulation signal based on amplification control signal; a low-pass filter that generates the driving signal by demodulating the amplification modulation signal; a piezoelectric element that is displaced by applying the driving signal; and a control portion that controls an operation of the amplifier. The control portion performs a second process of starting an amplification operation of the amplifier after a first process of performing supply of power to the bootstrap circuit..
Seiko Epson Corporation


08/04/16
20160221332 

Liquid discharging apparatus, head unit, capacitive load driving circuit, and control capacitive load driving circuit


A liquid discharging apparatus includes a modulation portion that generates a modulation signal obtained by pulse-modulating a source signal; an amplifier that includes a first transistor and a second transistor operating based on the modulation signal; an operation control portion that controls operations of the amplifier; a low-pass filter that generates a driving signal by demodulating an amplification modulation signal generated based on operations of the first transistor and the second transistor; and a piezoelectric element that is displaced by applying the driving signal. The operation control portion performs a stopping process that stops an operation of the amplifier by allowing the first transistor to be in a non-conductive state in which a current does not flow through the first transistor and the second transistor to be in a conductive state in which the current flows through the second transistor..
Seiko Epson Corporation


08/04/16
20160221331 

Liquid discharging apparatus, head unit, capacitive load driving circuit, and control capacitive load driving circuit


A liquid discharging apparatus includes a modulation portion that generates a modulation signal obtained by pulse-modulating a source signal; a switching element that generates an amplification modulation signal obtained by amplifying the modulation signal; a low-pass filter that generates a driving signal by demodulating the amplification modulation signal; a piezoelectric element that is displaced by applying the driving signal; a selection portion that is configured to include a transistor and selects whether or not the driving signal is applied to the piezoelectric element; and a detection portion that detects lowering of a power source voltage supplied to the selection portion. The detection portion performs control for lowering a voltage of the driving signal if lowering of the power source voltage is detected..
Seiko Epson Corporation


08/04/16
20160220619 

Methods of diagnosing and treating cancer by detecting and manipulating microbes in tumors


In some embodiments, methods of determining that a subject is likely to have cancer are provided. Such methods may include amplifying a microbial dna sample in a test sample obtained from the subject to determine an amount of microbial dna in the test sample, wherein the amount of microbial dna is determined by an amplification or sequencing technique; and determining that the subject is likely to have breast cancer when there is a significantly decreased level of microbial dna in the test sample when compared to a level of microbial dna in a control sample.
John Wayne Cancer Institute


07/28/16
20160218709 

Current driver circuit


A current driver circuit includes: a current conversion unit including an input side transistor, in which a reference current is input, and multiple output side transistors, which output an output current corresponding to the reference current, and having an digital-analog conversion function for converting a digital control signal to an analog signal and a current amplifying function for amplifying the reference current according to an amplification ratio corresponding to the digital control signal; and an adjustment unit adjusting the digital control signal to be input into the output side transistors. When the adjustment unit adjusts the digital control signal, the current conversion unit changes the amplification ratio to gradually increase or decrease the output current, and controls a slew rate of the output current within a predetermined range..
Denso Corporation


07/28/16
20160218688 

Preamplifier circuit for a microelectromechanical capacitive acoustic transducer


Described herein is a preamplifier circuit for a capacitive acoustic transducer provided with a mems detection structure that generates a capacitive variation as a function of an acoustic signal to be detected, starting from a capacitance at rest; the preamplifier circuit is provided with an amplification stage that generates a differential output signal correlated to the capacitive variation. In particular, the amplification stage is an input stage of the preamplifier circuit and has a fully differential amplifier having a first differential input (inp) directly connected to the mems detection structure and a second differential input (inn) connected to a reference capacitive element, which has a value of capacitance equal to the capacitance at rest of the mems detection structure and fixed with respect to the acoustic signal to be detected; the fully differential amplifier amplifies the capacitive variation and generates the differential output signal..
Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.


07/28/16
20160218686 

Single stage switching power amplifier with bidirectional energy flow


A switching amplifier realizes bidirectional energy flow and combines switching and power amplification into one single stage so as to increase system efficiency. The modulator circuit of the amplifier receives and modulates an input signal, and generates and outputs modulated driver signals, which are used by the power driver circuit to generate signals to drive switching transformers of an amplifier circuit of the amplifier, and control signals, which are used to control an output generator circuit so as to allow individual inductors across the load by enabling current flowing through the load to have a path to ground.
Guangdong Redx Electrical Technology Limited


07/28/16
20160218478 

Ultrashort pulse fiber amplifier using rare-earth doped gain fibers


Ultrashort pulse fiber amplifier having a pulse width from 200 ps to 200 fs comprising a rare earth oxide doped multicomponent glass fibers for laser amplification, including a core and a cladding, the core comprising at least 2 weight percent glass network modifier selected from bao, cao, mgo, zno, pbo, k2o, na2o, li2o, y2o3, or combinations; wherein the mode of the core is guided with step index difference between the core and the cladding, a numerical aperture of the fiber is between 0.01 and 0.04; core diameter is from 25 to 120 micron, and a length of the gain fiber is shorter than 60 cm.. .
Advalue Photonics, Inc.


07/28/16
20160218139 

Low noise ingaas photodiode array


A photodiode pixel structure for imaging short wave infrared (swir) and visible light built in a planar structure and may be used for one dimensional and two dimensional photodiode arrays. The photodiode arrays may be hybridized to a read out integrated circuit (roic), for example, a silicon complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (cmos) circuit.
Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.


07/28/16
20160217251 

Combined size- and count-based analysis of maternal plasma for detection of fetal subchromosomal aberrations


An aberration in a fetal genome can be identified by analyzing a sample of fetal and maternal dna. Classifications of whether an aberration (amplification or deletion) exists in a subchromosomal region are determined using count-based and size-based methods.
The Chinese University Of Hong Kong


07/28/16
20160216441 

Rare-earth doped gain fibers


Rare earth oxides doped multicomponent glass fibers for laser generation and amplification, including a core and a cladding, the core comprising at least 2 weight percent glass network modifier selected from bao, cao, mgo, zno, pbo, k2o, na2o, li2o, y2o3, or combinations; wherein the mode of the core is guided with step index difference between the core and the cladding, a numerical aperture of the fiber is between 0.01 and 0.04; core diameter is from 25 to 120 micron, and a length of the gain fiber is shorter than 60 cm.. .
Advalue Photonics, Inc.


07/28/16
20160216210 

Hardware and mobile software for operation of portable instruments for nucleic acid amplification


The present disclosure provides methods and hardware for real-time amplification and detection of nucleic acid molecules.. .
Diagenetix, Inc.


07/28/16
20160215340 

Detection of nucleotide variation on target nucleic acid sequence


The present invention relates to the detection of a nucleotide variation on a target nucleic acid sequence using an amplification blocker and a vd-ptoce (variation detection by pto cleavage and extension) assay. The present invention is significantly effective in the detection of a minority mutation in an excess of wild-type dna..
Seegene, Inc.


07/28/16
20160215336 

Methods, compositions, and kits comprising linker probes for quantifying polynucleotides


The present invention is directed to methods, reagents, kits, and compositions for identifying and quantifying target polynucleotide sequences. A linker probe comprising a 3′ target specific portion, a loop, and a stem is hybridized to a target polynucleotide and extended to form a reaction product that includes a reverse primer portion and the stem nucleotides.
Applied Biosystems, Llc


07/28/16
20160215333 

Safe sequencing system


The identification of mutations that are present in a small fraction of dna templates is essential for progress in several areas of biomedical research. Though massively parallel sequencing instruments are in principle well-suited to this task, the error rates in such instruments are generally too high to allow confident identification of rare variants.
The Johns Hopkins University


07/28/16
20160215317 

Self-replication of nucleic acid origami tiles


The present invention provides a method for self-replication of multimers of nucleic acid origami tiles by exponentially amplifying the multimer from initial seeds of monomeric units of nucleic acid origami tiles and also provides for the selective exponential amplification of a designated multimer, such as with specific properties or characteristics, over one or more competing multimers in the presence of a mixture of monomers for each of the possible multimers. The selection of the designated multimer based on an environmental change allows the designated multimer to outgrow all competing multimers..
New York University


07/28/16
20160213104 

Diamond cuts providing increased light amplification


A sparkling, oblong-shaped precious stone, such as an emerald or cushion cut diamond is formed by providing these diamonds with two long crown surfaces extending at a crown angle and two long pavilion surfaces extending at a pavilion angle, where the crown angle is in the range of 30-36 and the pavilion angle is in the range of 30-34. The crown angle and the pavilion angle are so formed that the crown angle is either equal to or larger than the pavilion angle by an angle that does not exceed 6 degrees..

07/21/16
20160211805 

Power amplification device and control power amplification device


A power amplification device (1) according to an exemplary embodiment of the invention includes a doherty amplifier (10) that is adjusted to operate at a set frequency, a frequency comparator (11) that compares a supplied frequency being a frequency of an input signal rf_in to the doherty amplifier (10) with the set frequency, and a protection circuit (12) that sets an operating state of the doherty amplifier (10) to inactive when the supplied frequency and the set frequency are different. It is thereby possible to protect the doherty amplifier (10) when the input signal rf_in with a frequency different from the set frequency is supplied..
Nec Corporation


07/21/16
20160210406 

Methods and systems for identifying the quantitation cycle for a pcr amplification reaction


Methods and systems for identifying a quantitation cycle (cq) for a pcr reaction that includes fitting a line having a plurality of line segments to data points associated with a pcr amplification reaction. The data points include a cycle value associated with a pcr cycle and a product value associated with a pcr product.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Oy


07/21/16
20160209388 

High reflectivity integrating cavity and optical amplification device


Disclosed is a high reflectivity integrating cavity and device to amplify and detect luminescent emissions produced by small concentrations of materials to be analyzed. Femto or nano molar concentrations of a material can be placed within the high reflectivity integrating cavity.
The Texas A&m University System


07/21/16
20160208345 

Compositions, methods and kits to detect herpes simplex virus nucleic acid


The disclosed invention is related to methods, compositions, kits and isolated nucleic acid sequences for targeting herpes simplex virus (hsv) nucleic acid (eg. Hsv-1 and/or hsv-2 nucleic acid).
Gen-probe Incorporated


07/21/16
20160208342 

System and determining copies-per-unit-volume using pcr and flow control of droplets


Methods and systems for quantification of a target nucleic acid in a sample are provided. The method includes forming a plurality of discrete sample portions.
Life Technologies Corporation


07/21/16
20160208326 

Method and kit for dna typing of hla gene


The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method and kit for highly precise dna typing, in which ambiguity derived from phase ambiguity is eliminated. The present invention provides a method for the dna typing of hla, which is characterized by comprising: (1) a step of preparing a set of primers which can respectively anneal specifically to an upstream region and a downstream region of each of hla-a, hla-b, hla-c, hla-dqa1, hla-dqb1, hla-dpa1 and hla-dpb1 gene in the nucleotide sequence for the human genome, and a set of primers which can respectively anneal specifically to exon-2 and a 3′-side non-translated region in hla-drb1; (2) a step of carrying out the pcr amplification of a sample to be tested (dna) using the sets of primers; (3) a step of determining the nucleotide sequence for a pcr-amplified product; and (4) an optional step of carrying out the homology search in a data base..
Genodive Pharma Inc.


07/21/16
20160208321 

Suppression of non-specific amplification with high-homology oligonucleotides


The invention comprises suppressor oligonucleotides for reducing amplification of a non-target nucleic acid sequences; the method of designing and using such oligonucleotides, as well as kits and reaction mixtures.. .
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.


07/21/16
20160208320 

Processes for detecting or quantifying more than one nucleic acid in a library


This invention provides novel compositions and processes for analyte detection, quantification and amplification. Nucleic acid arrays and libraries of analytes are usefully incorporated into such compositions and processes.
Enzo Biochem, Inc.


07/21/16
20160208239 

Expression vector production and high-throughput cell screening


The present invention relates inter alia to expression vector production as well as application to the production of host cells for protein repertoire expression and high-throughput screening. The invention also relates to primers useful for pcr amplification of nucleotide sequences encoding human antibody variable domains..
Kymab Limited


07/21/16
20160207044 

Microfluidic devices and methods for cell analysis and molecular diagnostics


Microfluidic devices and methods that use massively parallel anchored picoreactors as the basis for cell and molecular diagnostics are included in this invention. Different processes such as isolation, processing, amplification and characterization of different fluids, particles, chemical compositions or biospecies are presented.
Biopico Systems Inc


07/21/16
20160206723 

Bacterial artificial chromosomes


The invention relates to the use of a bacterial artificial chromosome (bac) for the preparation of a vaccine, wherein the bac comprises an inducible bacterial ori sequence for amplification of the bac to more than 10 copies per bacterial cell. Plus a viral expression cassette comprising a cdna of an attenuated rna virus genome and comprising cis-regulatory elements for transcription of said viral cdna in mammalian cells and for processing of the transcribed rna into infectious viral rna..
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


07/14/16
20160204928 

Distributed antenna system for time division duplex


According to an example embodiment of the inventive concept, a master unit for time division duplex includes a passive signal distributor for outputting, to a second node, a downlink signal input through a first node, and outputting, to the first node, an uplink signal input through a third node, and a signal transceiver for transmitting, to a remote unit, the downlink signal input from the second node, and outputting, to the third node, an uplink amplification signal received from the remote unit.. .
Solid, Inc.


07/14/16
20160204753 

Amplification circuit


According to one embodiment, an amplification circuit includes an amplifier having a gain and amplifying the input signal based on the gain, and a gain control signal generator controlling the gain based on an amplitude of the input signal. The gain obtained when the amplitude of the input signal is less than a first amplitude and when the amplitude of the input signal is greater than a second amplitude is lower than the gain obtained when the amplitude of the input signal is between the first and second amplitudes or when the amplitude of the input signal is one of the first and second amplitudes.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


07/14/16
20160204743 

Power amplification apparatus and control power amplification apparatus


According to some embodiments, a power amplification apparatus has a doherty amplifier, a voltage adjuster, and a central processor. The doherty amplifier includes a carrier amplifier and a peak amplifier.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


07/14/16
20160204694 

Power supply device


According to one embodiment of the present invention, when a power supply device having first and second amplification units which share an energy storage element is used, it is possible to reduce voltage stress of a semiconductor device and to consistently maintain output voltage outputted to the first and second amplification units while individually adjusting the amplification rates of the first and second amplification units.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160204563 

Large aperture uniform-amplification laser module


A large aperture uniform-amplification laser module including a longer, larger diameter crystal bar is disclosed. The laser module includes a ring-shaped pump bar structure, a crystal bar, a glass sleeve, and a structural component.
Academy Of Opto-electronics, Chinese Academy Of Science


07/14/16
20160204148 

Solid-state imaging device


An imaging device that includes a substrate, a photoelectric conversion section disposed in the substrate, an element isolation region disposed adjacent to the photoelectric conversion section, a floating diffusion electrically connected to the photoelectric conversion section, an amplification transistor having a gate electrode and an active region, and a contact section disposed on the gate electrode of the amplification transistor. The contact section overlaps the active region of the amplification transistor.
Sony Corporation


07/14/16
20160203101 

Pulsed light communication key


A universal serial bus (usb) key 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 key may include a converter or buffering, isolation, modulation or amplification circuitry.
Federal Law Enforcement Development Services, Inc.


07/14/16
20160202203 

Enzyme cascade methods for e-trace assay signal amplification


The disclosure also relates to novel methods for detection of biological targets using amplification steps in conjunction with conversion of functional groups attached to a transitional metal complex, resulting in quantifiable electrochemical signal at two unique potentials, eo1 and eo2.. .
Ohmx Corporation


07/14/16
20160201144 

Red blood cell lysis solution


The invention provides a lysis reagent for lysing red blood cells, thereby releasing a target, such as rna from a parasitic organism, in a form suitable for analysis. The reagent includes at least ammonium chloride and an anionic detergent, and may include an anti-coagulant.
Gen-probe Incorporated


07/14/16
20160201124 

Targeted sequencing and uid filtering


Provided herein are methods, compositions, and kits for targeted sequencing of polynucleotides with high accuracy and low amplification and sequencing errors.. .
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.


07/14/16
20160201117 

Ultra sensitive in situ detection of nucleic acids


Disclosed is a method for in situ detection of one or more target nucleic acids based on a combination of rnascope® method and a general ish signal amplification method. This new method produces high signal intensity and while keeps low background noise of signal amplification.
Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc.




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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