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06/23/16
20160182010 
 Acoustic wave device patent thumbnailAcoustic wave device
An acoustic wave device includes: a piezoelectric substrate; and an idt formed on the piezoelectric substrate, wherein an anisotropy coefficient is positive, an overlap region where electrode fingers of the idt overlap each other includes a center region and an edge region, the electrode fingers in the center and edge regions are continuously formed, the electrode finger in the edge region is inclined with respect to the electrode finger in the center region so that a pitch in a width direction of the electrode finger in the edge region is greater than a pitch in a width direction of the electrode finger in the center region, and an angle between the width direction in the center region and a crystal axis orientation of the piezoelectric substrate is less than an angle between the width direction in the edge region and the crystal axis orientation.. .

06/23/16
20160181513 
 Semiconductor structures and devices and methods of forming semiconductor structures and magnetic memory cells patent thumbnailSemiconductor structures and devices and methods of forming semiconductor structures and magnetic memory cells
A magnetic cell includes a magnetic region formed from a precursor magnetic material comprising a diffusive species and at least one other species. An amorphous region is proximate to the magnetic region and is formed from a precursor trap material comprising at least one attracter species having at least one trap site and a chemical affinity for the diffusive species.

06/23/16
20160180874 
 Hard magnetic alloy thin film used in high density perpendicular magnetic recording medium patent thumbnailHard magnetic alloy thin film used in high density perpendicular magnetic recording medium
This invention discloses a hard magnetic alloy thin film used in a high density perpendicular magnetic recording medium. This film incorporates a glass substrate and a ferromagnetic layer formed on the glass substrate.

06/23/16
20160178947 
 Liquid crystal display device and equipment mounted with liquid crystal display device patent thumbnailLiquid crystal display device and equipment mounted with liquid crystal display device
A driving method of a liquid crystal display element, the method includes preparing the liquid crystal display element which comprises (i) first and second substrates placed opposite each other, wherein on a pair of opposing surfaces of the first and second substrates, a pair of opposing electrodes constituting a display area are provided and a pair of vertically oriented films are provided at least one of which has been provided with an orientation treatment aimed at introducing a pretilt in a liquid crystal layer, (ii) the liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the first and second substrates that contains liquid crystal material with negative dielectric anisotropy and is vertically oriented with slight tilting, (iii) a layer disposed at least between one of the pair of vertically oriented films and the liquid crystal layer, and designed to reinforce vertical orientation control over liquid crystal molecules of the liquid crystal layer, and (iv) first and second polarizing plates that are placed, in a crossed nicol arrangement, on surfaces of the first and second substrates located on opposite sides to the liquid crystal layer and that have absorption axes each at a 45° angle to an orientation direction of the liquid crystal molecules located in a mid-thickness region of the liquid crystal layer, wherein a pretilt angle in the liquid crystal layer of the liquid crystal display element is 87° or more and 89.52° or less, and putting the display area on alternating bright/dark display at a frequency of 0.5 hz to 5 hz under a condition that the liquid crystal display element is subjected to 2 hz to 30 hz vibrations or 0.5 hz to 3 hz external forces.. .

06/23/16
20160178360 
 Surface shape measuring apparatus patent thumbnailSurface shape measuring apparatus
In related art, consideration is not given to that a spatial distribution of scattered light changes in various direction such as forward/backward/sideways according to a difference in micro roughness. Particularly, although a step-terrace structure appearing on an epitaxial growth wafer produces anisotropy in the scattered light distribution, consideration is not given to this point in the related art.

06/23/16
20160177180 
 Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device patent thumbnailLiquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device
A liquid crystal composition satisfying at least one of characteristics such as a high maximum temperature of nematic phase, a low minimum temperature of nematic phase, small viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy, large dielectric anisotropy, large specific resistance, and high stability to uv light and heat, or having a suitable balance regarding at least two thereof, and an am device including the composition and having a short response time, a large voltage holding ratio, a large contrast ratio or a long service life are shown. The composition has the nematic phase and contains a specific compound having large dielectric anisotropy as a first component, a specific compound having small viscosity as a second component, and may contain a specific compound having a high maximum temperature or small viscosity as a third component and a specific compound having large dielectric anisotropy as a fourth component.

06/23/16
20160174845 
 Apparatus for the non-invasive measurement of tissue function and metabolism by determination of steady-state fluorescence anisotropy patent thumbnailApparatus for the non-invasive measurement of tissue function and metabolism by determination of steady-state fluorescence anisotropy
A non-invasive measurement of biological tissue reveals information about the function of that tissue. Polarized light is directed onto the tissue, stimulating the emission of fluorescence, due to one or more endogenous fluorophors in the tissue.

06/16/16
20160172582 
 Magnetoresistive memory element having a metal oxide tunnel barrier patent thumbnailMagnetoresistive memory element having a metal oxide tunnel barrier
A magnetoresistive memory array including a plurality of magnetoresistive memory elements wherein each magnetoresistive memory element comprises a free layer including at least one ferromagnetic layer having perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, a fixed layer, and a tunnel barrier, disposed between and in contact with the free and fixed layers. The tunnel barrier includes a first metal-oxide layer, having a thickness between 1 and 10 angstroms, a second metal-oxide layer, having a thickness between 3 and 6 angstroms, disposed on the first metal-oxide layer, and a third metal-oxide layer, having a thickness between 3 and 6 angstroms, disposed over the second metal-oxide layer.
Everspin Technologies, Inc.


06/16/16
20160172579 
 Voltage-controlled magnetic device operating over a wide temperature range patent thumbnailVoltage-controlled magnetic device operating over a wide temperature range
A voltage-controlled spintronic device includes a magnetic layer having an effective anisotropy keff; a non-magnetic insulating layer; a contact layer; the magnetic layer having an anisotropy switching threshold such that application of a polarisation voltage vmax allows switching of the effective anisotropy keff from a direction perpendicular to the reference plane to a direction in the reference plane or vice versa, the magnetic layer including a first layer, with thickness tb, having a volume anisotropy kvb; a second layer, with thickness ta, having a surface anisotropy ksa and a volume anisotropy kva; the surface anisotropy ksa and the volume anisotropies kva and kvb respecting, over a given operating temperature range: min(ksa(v=0), ksa(v=vmax))<−{kvbtb+kvata)<max(ksa(v=0), ksa(v=vmax)). Ksa(v=0) is the surface anisotropy when no polarisation voltage is applied.
Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble


06/16/16
20160170268 
 Curved liquid crystal display patent thumbnailCurved liquid crystal display
A curved liquid crystal display is provided. The curved liquid crystal display includes: a first curved substrate; a second curved substrate; a liquid crystal layer including liquid crystal molecules having negative dielectric anisotropy, the liquid crystal layer being interposed between the first and second curved substrates; a first curved liquid crystal alignment layer interposed between the liquid crystal layer and the first curved substrate; and a second curved liquid crystal alignment layer interposed between the liquid crystal layer and the second curved substrate.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160168463 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


A liquid crystal composition satisfies at least one of characteristics such as a high maximum temperature of a nematic phase, a low minimum temperature of the nematic phase, small viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy, large negative dielectric anisotropy, large specific resistance, high stability to ultraviolet light and heat, or has a suitable balance regarding at least two of the characteristics. The composition contains a specific compound having high stability to ultraviolet light as a first component, and a liquid crystal display device includes the composition.
Jnc Petrochemical Corporation


06/16/16
20160168462 

Nematic liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device including the same


The present invention relates to nematic liquid crystal compositions having a negative dielectric anisotropy (Δ∈) and useful as liquid crystal display materials and to liquid crystal display devices including such liquid crystal compositions. The present invention provides a liquid crystal composition with sufficiently low viscosity (η), sufficiently low rotational viscosity (γ1), high elastic constant (k33), and a dielectric anisotropy (Δ∈) large in absolute value without decreasing the refractive index anisotropy (Δn) or nematic-isotropic liquid phase transition temperature (tni) thereof.
Dic Corporation


06/16/16
20160168461 

Cyclopropyl-bearing liquid crystal compounds and mixtures


The present invention is directed to compounds of the following general formula i. The cyclopropyl-bearing liquid crystal compounds of formula i of the present invention have a positive or negative dielectric anisotropy (Δε), an appropriate optical anisotropy (Δn), an appropriate clearing point (cp), good low-temperature miscibility with other liquid crystals, a low rotary viscosity, and good uv stability and high-temperature thermal stability, and therefore have good use value.
Shijiazhuang Chengzhi Yonghua Display Materials Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160163964 

Magnetoresistive memory element and fabricating same


A magnetoresistive memory element (e.g., a spin-torque magnetoresistive memory element) includes a fixed magnetic layer, a free magnetic layer having perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, and a first dielectric, disposed between the fixed magnetic layer and the free magnetic layer. A first surface of the first dielectric is in contact with a first surface of the free magnetic layer.
Everspin Technologies, Inc.


06/09/16
20160163963 

Magnetic memory cells and methods of fabrication


A magnetic cell includes a magnetic tunnel junction that comprises magnetic and nonmagnetic materials exhibiting hexagonal crystal structures. The hexagonal crystal structure is enabled by a seed material, proximate to the magnetic tunnel junction, that exhibits a hexagonal crystal structure matching the hexagonal crystal structure of the adjoining magnetic material of the magnetic tunnel junction.
Micron Technology, Inc.


06/09/16
20160163961 

Spin transfer torque tunneling magnetoresistive device having a laminated free layer with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy


A spin transfer torque magnetic junction includes a magnetic reference layer structure with magnetic anisotropy perpendicular to a substrate plane. A laminated magnetic free layer comprises at least three sublayers (e.g.
Western Digital (fremont), Llc


06/09/16
20160163340 

Microwave-assisted magnetic head and magnetic recording/reproducing apparatus


According to one embodiment, a microwave-assisted magnetic head includes a main magnetic pole configured to apply a recording magnetic field to a magnetic recording medium, an auxiliary magnetic pole configured to constitute a magnetic circuit together with the main magnetic pole, and a domain propagation element including a domain propagation path having two ends and a magnetic anisotropy perpendicular to a domain propagation direction, and a domain input portion configured to write a magnetic domain in the domain propagation path, and a current supply mechanism connected to the domain propagation path, and at least part of the domain propagation path passes between the main magnetic pole and the auxiliary magnetic pole.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


06/09/16
20160163271 

Display device


A display device includes a light modulation layer having predetermined refractive index anisotropy and including plural light modulation areas which differ in responsiveness to an electric field generated by electrodes, a polarization layer which is disposed on the front side of the light modulation layer, on which side external light enters, which shuts out light other than light having a predetermined polarization direction, a reflection layer disposed on the back side of the light modulation layer, and a phase retardation layer which is disposed between the polarization and light modulation layers, which creates a predetermined phase difference between incident light entering through the polarization layer and reflected light from the reflection layer, and which polarizes the reflected light in a direction different from the predetermined polarization direction. The light modulation layer transmits the reflected light when no electric field is generated and scatters it otherwise..
Japan Display Inc.


06/09/16
20160159653 

High anisotropy nanoparticles


New nanoparticles are provided which may have blocking temperatures exceeding 570 k even for particles as small as 8 nm in size. First principles theoretical investigations show that the new behavior is rooted in the giant magnetocrystalline anisotropies due to controlled mixing between carbon p-states and cobalt d-states.
Virginia Commonwealth University


06/02/16
20160155485 

Magnetic device with spin polarisation


A magnetic device includes a first magnetic layer, known as storage layer, having a uniaxial anisotropy with an easy magnetisation axis in the plane of the storage layer and having a magnetisation of variable direction having two positions of equilibrium along the easy magnetisation axis, a second magnetic layer, known as electron spin polarisation layer, having a magnetisation perpendicular to that of the storage layer and situated out of plane of the electron spin polarisation layer, a device configured to make circulate in the layers, and perpendicularly thereto, a current to switch from one position of equilibrium of the direction of magnetisation of the storage layer to the other. The device further includes a device to apply a magnetic field, known as transverse field, the direction of which is substantially parallel to the plane of the storage layer and substantially perpendicular to the easy magnetisation axis of the storage layer..
Université Paris Sud


06/02/16
20160153782 

Integrated optical coupler and fibre-optic system having such an integrated optical coupler


The invention relates to an integrated optical coupler (1) comprising a substrate (3), at least two planar waveguides (4), which are arranged on or in the substrate (3) and consist of a material having a virtually isotropic refractive index (anisotropy of the refractive index of less than 10−6), and al least three monomode fibres (8, 9, 10) coupled to the planar waveguides (4). One of the monomode fibres (8) is a polarisation-maintaining fibre.
Northrop Grumman Litef Gmbh


05/26/16
20160148735 

Annular sintered magnet with radial magnetization and reinforced mechanical strength


A sintered annular magnet with a radial orientation of a remanent magnetic field, including: a principal annular part made from a ferromagnetic material, that has a first degree of magnetic anisotropy in the radial direction; and an annular reinforcing part fixed to the principal part of the magnet, the reinforcing part being made from same ferromagnetic material as the ferromagnetic material forming the principal part, and that has a second degree of magnetic anisotropy in the radial direction, the first degree being higher than the second degree.. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


05/26/16
20160148627 

Spin torque oscillator with low magnetic moment and high perpendicular magnetic anisotropy material


Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to a magnetic disk device employing a mamr head. The mamr head includes an sto.
Hgst Netherlands B.v.


05/26/16
20160145491 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


A liquid crystal composition satisfying at least one of characteristics such as a high maximum temperature of nematic phase, a low minimum temperature of nematic phase, small viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy, large positive dielectric anisotropy, large specific resistance, high stability to uv light and heat or a large elastic constant, or having a suitable balance regarding at least two of the characteristics, and an am device having a short response time, a large voltage holding ratio, a low threshold voltage, a large contrast ratio and a long service life, etc. Are described.
Jnc Petrochemical Corporation


05/19/16
20160140993 

Thermal retention structure for a data device


A data device may have at least a magnetic lamination with a thermal retention structure deposited on a substrate and configured to maintain a predetermined temperature for a predetermined amount of time. Such predetermined temperature and amount of time may allow for the growth of a magnetic layer with a predetermined magnetic anisotropy..
Seagate Technology Llc


05/19/16
20160137922 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


A liquid crystal composition having a suitable balance regarding at least one or two of characteristics such as a high maximum temperature of a nematic phase, a low minimum temperature of the nematic phase, small viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy, large positive dielectric anisotropy, large specific resistance, high stability to ultraviolet light and heat or a large elastic constant; and an am device having a short response time, a large voltage holding ratio, a low threshold voltage, a large contrast ratio or a long service life. The composition has positive dielectric anisotropy and contains a specific compound having high stability to ultraviolet light as a first component, and a liquid crystal display device includes the composition..
Jnc Petrochemical Corporation


05/12/16
20160133832 

Method of manufacturing magnetoresistive element(s)


A planar stt-mram includes apparatus, made by a method of operating and a method of manufacturing a spin-torque magnetoresistive memory and a plurality of magnetoresistive memory element having a ferromagnetic recording layer forming a flux closure with a self-aligned ferromagnetic soft adjacent layer which has an electric field enhanced perpendicular anisotropy through an interface interaction with a dielectric functional layer. The energy switch barrier of the soft adjacent layer is reduced under an electric field along a perpendicular direction with a proper voltage on a digital line from a control circuitry; accordingly, the in-plane magnetization of the recording layer is readily reversible in a low spin-transfer switching current..
Shanghai Ciyu Information Technologies Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160133352 

Insulating heat-conductive sheet


An object is to provide a heat-conductive sheet being excellent in insulation properties and thermal anisotropy and having high heat-dissipating properties. An insulating heat-conductive sheet including insulating highly heat-conductive fibers penetrating in a thickness direction of the sheet and a binder resin, wherein the insulating highly heat-conductive fibers penetrating in the thickness direction have a penetration density greater than or equal to 6%, and the insulating heat-conductive sheet has a ratio of thermal conductivity in the thickness direction to thermal conductivity in a planar direction greater than or equal to 2, and an initial dielectric breakdown strength greater than or equal to 20 kv/mm..
Toyobo Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160131946 

Curved liquid crystal display


A curved liquid crystal display is provided. The curved liquid crystal display (lcd) comprises a first curved substrate; a second curved substrate; a first curved liquid crystal alignment layer disposed between the first curved substrate and the second curved substrate; a second curved liquid crystal alignment layer disposed between the first curved liquid crystal alignment layer and the second curved substrate; and a liquid crystal layer including first and second liquid crystal molecules with negative dielectric anisotropy and disposed between the first curved liquid crystal alignment layer and the second curved liquid crystal alignment layer, the first liquid crystal molecules are aligned at a surface of the first curved liquid crystal alignment layer, and the second liquid crystal molecules are aligned at a surface of the second curved liquid crystal alignment layer, wherein, in an initial state when no electric field is applied, the first liquid crystal molecules are relatively vertically aligned as compared with the second liquid crystal molecules with respect to the first curved substrate and the second liquid crystal molecules are relatively tilt-aligned as compared with the first liquid crystal molecules with respect to the first curved substrate..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160131780 

Method for processing borehole seismic data


Seismic data recorded by subsurface seismic sensors placed in a borehole, such as an oil or gas well, are transformed via a process of upward wavefield propagation to pseudo-receivers at the surface of the earth. The seismic data thus transformed can be processed as though the data had been recorded by the pseudo-receivers at the surface rather than in the borehole where the data were actually recorded.
Sigma Cubed, Inc.


05/12/16
20160130187 

Resin-impregnated boron nitride sintered body and use for same


A resin-impregnated boron nitride sintered body having superior thermal conductivity and superior strength, and a resin-impregnated boron nitride sintered body having superior conductivity and small anisotropy of thermal conductivity are provided. A resin-impregnated boron nitride sintered body, including: 30 to 90 volume % of a boron nitride sintered body having boron nitride particles bonded three-dimensionally; and 10 to 70 volume % of a resin; wherein the boron nitride sintered body has a porosity of 10 to 70%; the boron nitride particles of the boron nitride sintered body has an average long diameter of 10 μm or more; the boron nitride sintered body has a graphitization index by powder x-ray diffractometry is 4.0 or less; and an orientation degree of the boron nitride particles of the boron nitride sintered body by i.o.p is 0.01 to 0.05 or 20 to 100; and a resin-impregnated boron nitride sintered body, including: 30 to 90 volume % of a boron nitride sintered body having boron nitride particles bonded three-dimensionally is provided..
Denka Company Limited


05/05/16
20160126453 

Thermally tolerant perpendicular magnetic anisotropy coupled elements for spin-transfer torque switching device


Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (pma) type magnetic random access memory cells are constructed with a composite pma layer to provide a magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) with an acceptable thermal barrier. A pma coupling layer is deposited between a first pma layer and a second pma layer to form the composite pma layer.
Qualcomm Incorporated


05/05/16
20160124264 

Compensation structure for liquid crystal panels and the liquid crystal displays


A compensation structure of liquid crystal panels is disclosed. The compensation structure includes a liquid crystal panel and a first polarizing film and a second polarizing film arranged on two opposite surfaces of the liquid crystal panel.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.


05/05/16
20160122647 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


A liquid crystal composition satisfying at least one characteristic such as high maximum temperature of a nematic phase, low minimum temperature thereof, small viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy, large negative dielectric anisotropy, large specific resistance, high stability to ultraviolet light, heat or the like, or having a suitable balance regarding at least two of the characteristics; and an am device having characteristics such as short response time, a large voltage holding ratio, low threshold voltage, a large contrast ratio and a long service life. The liquid crystal composition contains a compound that can contribute to high stability to heat or ultraviolet light, has negative dielectric anisotropy and the nematic phase..
Jnc Petrochemical Corporation


05/05/16
20160122301 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


The liquid crystal composition contains a compound contributing to the high stability to heat or ultraviolet light, and has a negative dielectric anisotropy and a nematic phase. The composition contains a specific compound having a large negative dielectric anisotropy as a first component, and may contain a specific compound having the high maximum temperature or the small viscosity as a second component..

04/28/16
20160118065 

Mgo based perpendicular spin polarizer in microwave assisted magnetic recording (mamr) applications


A design for a microwave assisted magnetic recording device is disclosed wherein a spin torque oscillator (sto) between a main pole and write shield has a spin polarization (sp) layer less than 30 angstroms thick and perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (pma) induced by an interface with one or two metal oxide layers. Back scattered spin polarized current from an oscillation layer is used to stabilize sp layer magnetization.
Headway Technologies, Inc.


04/28/16
20160116770 

Liquid crystal display apparatus


In a liquid crystal display device (100), a first substrate (10) includes a first alignment film (25), a first electrode (24), a dielectric layer (23), and a second electrode (22), in this order away from a liquid crystal layer. One of the first and second electrode includes a plurality of linear portions (24s) which are parallel to each other.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


04/28/16
20160116768 

Display device


A display device includes a light modulation layer and a light source. The light modulation layer is disposed between a pair of transparent substrates, has determined refractive index anisotropy, and includes plural light modulation elements which differ in responsiveness to an electric field generated by electrodes formed on a transparent substrate.
Japan Display Inc.


04/28/16
20160116646 

Display device


A liquid crystal display device 10 includes a liquid crystal panel 11 and a second light diffusing sheet 43 that is an anisotropic optical member. The liquid crystal panel 11 includes a display surface ds for displaying images.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


04/21/16
20160111632 

Memory cells, semiconductor devices, and methods of fabrication


A magnetic cell includes magnetic, secondary oxide, and getter seed regions. During formation, a diffusive species is transferred from a precursor magnetic material to the getter seed region, due to a chemical affinity elicited by a getter species.

04/21/16
20160109761 

Liquid crystal display device and manufacturing same


A liquid crystal display device includes a pair of substrates, a liquid crystal layer that is disposed between the pair of substrates and includes a liquid crystal molecule, an alignment film that is disposed between each of the pair of substrates and the liquid crystal layer and includes a macromolecule containing a functional group having dielectric anisotropy, and a polymer layer that is disposed between the alignment film and the liquid crystal layer and includes a polymer of a polymerizable monomer. The polymerizable monomer preferably includes a compound having a specific ring structure, a compound having a structure capable of undergoing photoirradiation-induced hydrogen abstraction reaction to produce a ketyl radical, or a compound having at least two radically-polymerizable groups and a structure capable of undergoing photoirradiation-induced self-cleavage reaction to produce radicals..

04/21/16
20160109737 

Lcos display apparatus


A liquid crystal on silicon (lcos) display apparatus is provided, which includes a silicon substrate, a color filter layer, a first alignment layer, a second alignment layer and a liquid crystal layer. The silicon substrate has pixels arranged in a matrix.

04/21/16
20160109606 

Acoustic anisotropy and imaging by means of high resolution azimuthal sampling


In an acoustic logging system utilizing one or more acoustic sources, each with a specified radiation pattern around a source orientation, an acoustic signal is transmitted into a formation with a source oriented in a first source orientation. An acoustic waveform is received in response with a receiver oriented in a first direction.

04/21/16
20160109603 

Method and characterizing elastic anisotropy for transversely isotropic unconventional shale


A method for estimating elastic properties of a subsurface material having a bedding plane includes disposing a single sample of the subsurface material in a core holder, the core holder having (i) a first acoustic transducer set having a first acoustic source and a first acoustic receiver and (ii) a second acoustic transducer set having a second acoustic source and a second acoustic receiver. The method also includes performing at least five acoustic wave velocity measurements on the single sample that include compressional acoustic wave velocities and shear wave acoustic velocities with a certain direction of shear acoustic wave polarization using the first set of acoustic transducers and the second set of acoustic transducers, estimating, with a controller, the elastic properties using the at least five acoustic wave velocity measurements, and providing an output signal having the elastic properties to an output signal receiving device..

04/21/16
20160108316 

Liquid crystal display device and manufacturing the same


There is provided a liquid crystal display device which enables reductions in image sticking and droplet stains caused in production thereof without degradation of properties such as dielectric anisotropy, viscosity, the upper limit of the temperature of nematic phase, and rotational viscosity (γ1); and there is also provided a method for manufacturing such a liquid crystal display device. The liquid crystal display device is characterized in that a liquid crystal layer containing a liquid crystal composition is disposed between a substrate provided with a common electrode and a color filter layer and another substrate provided with a plurality of pixels each having a pixel electrode, each of the substrates is not provided with an alignment film but provided with an orientation controlling layer composed of at least two polymerizable compounds, each of the pixels has two or more regions having different directions of pretilt, and the liquid crystal composition contains a compound represented by general formula (i) and a compound represented by general formula (ii)..

04/21/16
20160108314 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


A liquid crystal composition satisfying at least one of characteristics such as high maximum temperature, low minimum temperature, small viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy, large negative dielectric anisotropy, large specific resistance, high stability to ultraviolet light and heat, or having a suitable balance regarding at least two of the characteristics; and an am device having characteristics such as short response time, a large voltage holding ratio, low threshold voltage, a large contrast ratio and long service life are provided. The composition has negative dielectric anisotropy and contains a specific compound having large negative dielectric anisotropy as a first component, a specific compound having small viscosity as a second component, and may contain a specific compound having high maximum temperature or small viscosity as a third component, a specific compound having negative dielectric anisotropy as a fourth component, or a specific compound having a polymerizable group as an additive component..

04/21/16
20160106995 

Navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation planning using a structural effectiveness index


Described herein are methods including determining a structural effectiveness index (sei) for a target area of a brain which accounts for the effectiveness of a transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) pulse based on at least one neurological feature of the brain. An sei may include an anisotropy index (ai).

04/14/16
20160104572 

Method for manufacturing rare-earth magnets


Provided is a method for manufacturing a rare-earth magnet capable of preventing the lubricant from flowing down during hot deformation processing, whereby friction force can be made as uniform as possible at the overall region of the sintered body, and so the rare-earth magnet manufactured can have less distribution of magnetic performance. A method for manufacturing a rare-earth magnet includes: a first step of sintering magnetic powder mf as a material of the rare-earth magnet to prepare a sintered body s; and a second step of placing the sintered body s in a cavity k of a forming die m made up of a die d and a lower punch p and/or an upper punch p sliding in the die d, and performing hot deformation processing of the sintered body s to give magnetic anisotropy to the sintered body to manufacture the rare-earth magnet c.

04/14/16
20160103369 

Liquid crystal display device and manufacturing method thereof


There is provided a high-quality liquid crystal display device that improves viewing angle characteristics and display contrast in low afterglow. A liquid crystal display device includes: a tft substrate having a pixel electrode and a tft and formed with an alignment film on a pixel; a counter substrate disposed opposite to the tft substrate and formed with an alignment film on a topmost surface on the tft substrate side; and a liquid crystal sandwiched between the alignment film of the tft substrate and the alignment film of the counter substrate.

04/14/16
20160103342 

Liquid crystal display panel


A liquid crystal display (lcd) panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The liquid crystal layer includes liquid crystals with negative dielectric anisotropy and a hindered amine light stabilizer (hals)..

04/07/16
20160099104 

Method for manufacturing rare-earth magnets


Provided is a method for manufacturing a rare-earth magnet having good workability and capable of manufacturing a rare-earth magnet having low oxygen density. A method for manufacturing a rare-earth magnet includes: a first step of applying or spraying graphite-based lubricant gf on an inner face of a forming die m, and charging magnetic powder mf as a rare-earth magnet material in the forming die m, followed by cold forming, to form a cold-forming compact 10 having a surface on which a graphite-based lubricant coat 12 is formed; a second step of performing hot forming to the cold-forming compact 10 to form a sintered body 20 having a surface on which a graphite-based lubricant coat 22 is formed; and a third step of, in order to give the sintered body 20 anisotropy, performing hot deformation processing to the sintered body 20 to form the rare-earth magnet 30..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


04/07/16
20160099035 

Voltage-controlled magnetic anisotropy (vcma) switch and magneto-electric memory (meram)


Voltage controlled magnetic tunnel junctions and memory devices are described which provide efficient high speed switching of non-volatile magnetic devices at high cell densities. Implementations are described which provide a wide range of voltage control alternatives with in-plane and perpendicular magnetization, bidirectionally switched magnetization, and control of domain wall dynamics..
The Regents Of The University Of California


04/07/16
20160099020 

Perpendicular recording media with enhanced anisotropy through energy assisted segregation


Apparatus for recording data and method for making the same. In accordance with some embodiments, a magnetic layer is supported by a substrate and comprises a magnetic magnetic material, a non-magnetic material, and an energy assisted segregation material.
Seagate Technology Llc


03/31/16
20160091727 

Polarizing control film and stereoscopic display device using the same


A polarizing control film for two-dimensional (2d) display mode/three-dimensional (3d) display mode conversion in a stereoscopic display device, can include a film substrate, a plurality of first and second electrodes alternately arranged on the film substrate, and a liquid crystal layer disposed on the film substrate having the first and second electrodes, the liquid crystal layer being filled with nano liquid crystals exhibiting optical isotropy when no voltages are applied to the first and second electrodes and optical anisotropy when voltages are applied to the first and second electrodes.. .
Lg Display Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160090532 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


Provided are a liquid crystal composition and an am device including the composition. The composition has a nematic phase and contains a specific compound having a large dielectric anisotropy as a first component, a specific compound having a small viscosity as a second component, and may contain a specific compound having a high maximum temperature or a small viscosity as a third component or a specific compound having a large dielectric anisotropy as a fourth component, and a liquid crystal display device includes the composition..
Jnc Petrochemical Corporation


03/31/16
20160090531 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


A liquid crystal composition having at least one or a suitable balance regarding at least two of characteristics such as high maximum temperature of a nematic phase, low minimum temperature thereof, small viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy, large negative dielectric anisotropy, large specific resistance, high stability to ultraviolet light or heat and a large elastic constant; an am device having characteristics such as short response time, a large voltage holding ratio, low threshold voltage, a large contrast ratio and long service life are described. The liquid crystal composition has negative dielectric anisotropy, and contains a specific compound having negatively large dielectric anisotropy and a large elastic constant as a first component, and may contain a specific compound having high maximum temperature or small viscosity as a second component, a specific compound having negative dielectric anisotropy as a third component, and a specific compound having a polymerizable group as an additive component..
Jnc Petrochemical Corporation


03/31/16
20160090530 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


To provide a liquid crystal composition satisfying at least one of characteristics such as high maximum temperature, low minimum temperature, small viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy, large negative dielectric anisotropy, large specific resistance, high stability to ultraviolet light and heat, or having a suitable balance regarding at least two of the characteristics; and an am device having characteristics such as short response time, a large voltage holding ratio, low threshold voltage, a large contrast ratio and long service life. The composition has negative dielectric anisotropy and contains a specific compound having large negative dielectric anisotropy as a first component, a specific compound having small viscosity as a second component, and may contain a specific compound having high maximum temperature or small viscosity as a third component, a specific compound having negative dielectric anisotropy as a fourth component, or a specific compound having a polymerizable group as an additive component..
Jnc Petrochemical Corporation


03/24/16
20160087494 

Permanent-field armature with guided magnetic field


A permanent-field armature for an electrical machine includes an armature body having internal magnet pockets, and a plurality of permanent magnets having a magnetization for generating a magnetic field and disposed in the magnetic pockets in one-to-one correspondence. The armature body guides the magnetic field between the magnet pockets and magnetic poles of the armature on an armature surface.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


03/24/16
20160085119 

Liquid crystal display device and material for alignment film


A liquid crystal display device including an alignment film which has been optically aligned is configured that the liquid crystal has negative dielectric anisotropy, an absolute value of which is equal to or smaller than 5. The alignment film is subjected to an optical alignment process to exhibit the optical alignment property, and includes a first film located at a side in contact with the liquid crystal, and a second film below the first film, which is not optically aligned to have no alignment property.
Japan Display Inc.


03/24/16
20160083330 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


A liquid crystal composition satisfies at least one of characteristics such as a high maximum temperature, a low minimum temperature, small viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy, large negative dielectric anisotropy, large specific resistance, high stability to ultraviolet light, to heat or the like, or has a suitable balance regarding at least two of the characteristics; and an am device has characteristics such as a short response time, a large voltage holding ratio, a low threshold voltage, a large contrast ratio and a long service life. The liquid crystal composition contains a specific compound having at least two polymerizable groups, and the liquid crystal display device includes the composition.
Jnc Corporation


03/24/16
20160082225 

Medical elongated body


A medical elongated body is disclosed, which can improve the operability by suppressing anisotropy of torque transmission performance in accordance with the rotational direction while maintaining flexibility. The medical elongated body has a proximal shaft, which extends in an axial center direction and includes at least a part of which a spiral slit is formed.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha


03/17/16
20160075945 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display element using the same


An object of the present invention is to provide a liquid crystal composition in which various characteristics of a liquid crystal display element such as a dielectric anisotropy, a viscosity, a nematic phase upper limit temperature, and γ1, and a burn-in characteristic of a display element are not deteriorated, dropping mark is unlikely to be generated during preparation, a compound represented by liquid crystal composition formula (i) suitable for a liquid crystal display element in which a discharging amount of the liquid crystal material stable in an odf step is realized is contained, and a compound represented by general formula (ii) is contained by equal to or more than 15%, and a liquid crystal display element using the same.. .
Dic Corporation


03/10/16
20160070833 

Exponentially fitted approximation for anisotropic semiconductor equations


Roughly described, a method for determining characteristics of a body by simulation, useful in analyzing semiconductor devices, includes imposing a delaunay mesh on a simulated body to be modeled, determining a system of node equations describing generation and flux of a set of at least a first physical quantity at each node in the mesh, and numerically solving the system of node equations to identify the physical quantities in the set at each node in the mesh, where the flux of the first physical quantity in the body, as represented in the node equations, is anisotropic. The method does not impose any limitation on the geometry of the device, on mesh elements, or on the orientation of the anisotropy..
Synopsys, Inc.


03/10/16
20160068754 

Liquid crystal compound having xanthene skeleton and exhibiting negative dielectric anisotropy, liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


In the formula, for example, r1 and r2 are alkyl having 1 to 15 carbons; ring a1 and ring a2 are 1,4-cyclohexylene or 1,4-phenylene, z1 and z2 are a single bond, —(ch2)2—, —ch═ch—, —c≡c—, —coo—, —oco—, —ch2o—, —och2—, —cf2o—, —ocf2— or —cf═cf—, a and b are 0, 1 or 2, and a sum of a and b is 1 or 2.. .

03/10/16
20160068752 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display element using the same


There is provided a liquid crystal composition suitable for use in a liquid crystal display element that suffers less from drop marks that occur during production without degrading ghosting properties of the display element and various properties of the liquid crystal display element, such as dielectric anisotropy, viscosity, nematic phase upper limit temperature, low-temperature nematic phase stability, and γ1, and with which a stable amount of a liquid crystal material can be discharged in an odf process. A liquid crystal display element that uses the liquid crystal composition is also provided.
Dic Corporation


03/10/16
20160068751 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device using the same


There is provided a liquid crystal composition having a negative dielectric anisotropy and containing at least one compound represented by general formula (i) and at least one compound represented by general formula (ii). There is also provided a liquid crystal display device involving use of such a liquid crystal composition having a negative dielectric anisotropy and containing at least one compound represented by general formula (i) and at least one compound represented by general formula (ii)..
Dic Corporation


03/03/16
20160064145 

Manufacturing rare-earth magnet


A manufacturing method of a rare-earth magnet includes: manufacturing a sintered body having by performing pressing on a magnetic powder for a rare-earth magnet; and manufacturing a rare-earth magnet by putting the sintered body in a plastic working mold and by performing hot plastic working on the sintered body while pressing the sintered body to give anisotropy to the sintered body. The sintered body has a cuboid shape and includes at least one recessed side face that has a recessed portion curved inward.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


03/03/16
20160060526 

Nematic liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display element using same


There is provided a positive liquid crystal composition that has a dielectric anisotropy useful as a liquid crystal display material. The liquid crystal composition has a liquid crystal phase in a wide temperature range, a low viscosity, a good solubility at low temperatures, a high resistivity, and a high voltage holding ratio, and is stable to heat and light.
Dic Corporation


03/03/16
20160060522 

Liquid crystal display device


There is provided an ffs mode liquid crystal display device that uses a liquid crystal composition which has a negative dielectric anisotropy and can achieve good display properties by being used for ffs mode liquid crystal display devices without degrading the image sticking property of display devices and various properties of liquid crystal display devices, such as dielectric anisotropy, viscosity, nematic phase upper limit temperature, low-temperature nematic phase stability, and γ1. The liquid crystal composition contains at least one compound selected from the group of compounds represented by general formula (i) below, at least one compound selected from the group of compounds represented by general formula (ii) below, and at least one compound selected from the group of compounds represented by general formula (iii) below..
Dic Corporation


03/03/16
20160060521 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device using the same


There is provided a liquid crystal composition which is suitably used in a liquid crystal display device without impairment of properties inherent in liquid crystal display devices. There is provided a liquid crystal display device in which such a liquid crystal composition is used.
Dic Corporation


03/03/16
20160060112 

Boron-nitride powder and resin composition containing same


Provided is a boron-nitride powder that is suitable for use in a resin composition for transmitting heat from a heat-producing electronic component such as a power device to a heat-dissipating member. The boron-nitride powder reduces thermal-conductivity anisotropy and thermal contact resistance, resulting in high thermal conductivity, and contains boron-nitride particles each consisting of hexagonal boron-nitride primary particles joined together.
Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


02/25/16
20160055969 

Manufacturing rare-earth magnet


A manufacturing method of a rare-earth magnet includes: manufacturing a first sealing body by filling a graphite container with a magnetic powder to be a rare-earth magnet material and by sealing the graphite container; manufacturing a sintered body by sintering the first sealing body to manufacture a second sealing body in which the sintered body is accommodated; and manufacturing a rare-earth magnet by performing hot plastic working on the second sealing body to give magnetic anisotropy to the sintered body.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


02/25/16
20160055873 

Apparatus including a perpendicular magnetic recording layer having a convex magnetic anisotropy profile


An apparatus may include a first magnetic layer, a first exchange break layer formed on the first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer formed on the first exchange break layer, a second exchange break layer formed on the second magnetic layer, and a third magnetic layer formed on the second exchange break layer. The first magnetic layer has a first magnetic anisotropy energy, hk1, the second magnetic layer has a second magnetic anisotropy energy, hk2, and the third magnetic layer has a third magnetic anisotropy energy, hk3.
Seagate Technology Llc


02/25/16
20160055866 

Scissor unidirectional biasing with hard bias stabilized soft bias


In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a scissor sensor stack, a soft bias layer positioned behind the scissor sensor stack in an element height direction, the soft bias layer including a soft magnetic material, and a hard bias layer, at least a portion thereof being positioned behind the soft bias layer in the element height direction, the hard bias layer including a hard magnetic material having an initialization magnetization that is perpendicular to a media-facing surface of the apparatus to provide unidirectional anisotropy to the soft bias layer, wherein the scissor sensor stack includes a first free layer, a second free layer positioned above the first free layer, and a barrier layer positioned between the first free layer and the second free layer. Other apparatuses and methods for forming such apparatuses are described in more embodiments..
Hgst Netherlands B.v.


02/25/16
20160054464 

Anisotropy analysis using direct and reflected arrivals in seismic survey data


A seismic data analysis system includes seismic receivers to collect seismic survey data, wherein the seismic survey data includes direct and reflected arrival data in response to at least one seismic source fired at different shot offsets. The system also includes memory that stores the collected seismic survey data.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


02/25/16
20160053177 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


A liquid crystal composition and an am lcd device including the same are described. The liquid crystal composition has a negative dielectric anisotropy, contains a specific compound having a large negative dielectric anisotropy as a first component, and may further contain a specific compound having high a maximum temperature or a small viscosity as a second component, a specific compound having a negative dielectric anisotropy as a third component, and/or a specific compound having a polymerizable group as an additive component..
Jnc Petrochemical Corporation


02/18/16
20160049578 

Piezoelectric ceramic electronic component and manufacturing the same


A piezoelectric ceramic base body that has a polyhedral shape having shape anisotropy, such as a rectangular parallelepiped shape, and which has opposed faces on which external electrodes are formed. The opposed faces have first sides and second sides.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


02/18/16
20160047955 

Diffractive waveplate lenses for correcting aberrations and polarization-independent functionality


Diffractive waveplate lenses, devices, systems and methods of fabricating and manufacturing lenses for correcting spherical and chromatic aberrations of diffractive waveplate lenses and refractive lenses, by using nonlinear patterning of anisotropy axis of birefringent layers comprising the diffractive waveplate lenses, and their combinations and for obtaining polarization-independent functionality of diffractive waveplate lenses.. .

02/18/16
20160047865 

Patterned mr device with controlled shape anisotropy


A magnetic sensor with increased sensitivity, lower noise, and improved frequency response is described. The sensor's free layer is ribbon shaped and is closely flanked at each long edge by a ribbon of magnetically soft, high permeability material.
Headway Technologies, Inc.


02/18/16
20160047239 

Log processing and fracture characterization in biaxially anisotropic formations


Evaluation of formation and fracture characteristics based on multicomponent induction (mci) log data includes automated calculation of inverted biaxial anisotropy (ba) parameters for the formation by performing an iterative ba inversion operation based on the mci log data and using a ba formation model that accounts for transfers by axial formation anisotropy to resistivity. The ba inversion operation can be combined with a transversely anisotropic (ti) inversion based on the mci log data and using a ti formation model, to calculate inverted ti parameters for the formation.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


02/18/16
20160046862 

Liquid crystalline medium


The present invention relates to a liquid-crystalline medium based on a mixture of polar compounds having negative dielectric anisotropy (Δ∈), which is distinguished by the fact that it has a value for the ratio γ1/Δn2 in the range 6-45 with a clearing point of >60° c. And a Δ∈ of ≦−2.3.
Merck Patent Gmbh


02/11/16
20160042850 

Non-oriented electrical steel sheet having excellent magnetic properties (as amended)


A non-oriented electrical steel sheet having a high magnetic flux density and a low anisotropy contains c: not more than 0.01 mass %, si: 1-4 mass %, mn: 0.05-3 mass %, p: 0.03-0.2 mass %, s: not more than 0.01 mass %, al: not more than 0.004 mass %, n: not more than 0.005 mass %, as: not more than 0.003 mass %, and preferably further contains one or two of sb: 0.001-0.1 mass % and sn: 0.001-0.1 mass % or further contains one or two of ca: 0.001-0.005 mass % and mg: 0.001-0.005 mass %.. .
Jfe Steel Corporation


02/11/16
20160042846 

Inductor including alpha"-fe16z2 or alpha"-fe16(nxz1-x)2, where z includes at least one of c, b, or o


An inductor may include a magnetic material that may include α″-fe16(nxz1-x)2 or α′-fe8(nxz1-x), or a mixture of at least one of α″-fe16n2 or α′-fe8n and at least one of α″-fe16z2 or α′-fe8z, where z includes at least one of c, b, or o, and x is a number greater than zero and less than one. In some examples, the magnetic material may include a relatively high magnetic saturation, such as greater than about 200 emu/gram, greater than about 242 emu/gram, or greater than about 250 emu/gram.
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota


02/11/16
20160042779 

Free layer with out-of-plane anisotropy for magnetic device applications


Synthetic antiferromagnetic (saf) and synthetic ferrimagnetic (syf) free layer structures are disclosed that reduce ho (for a saf free layer), increase perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (pma), and provide higher thermal stability up to at least 400° c. The saf and syf structures have a fl1/dl1/spacer/dl2/fl2 configuration wherein fl1 and fl2 are free layers with pma, the coupling layer induces antiferromagnetic or ferrimagnetic coupling between fl1 and fl2 depending on thickness, and dl1 and dl2 are dusting layers that enhance the coupling between fl1 and fl2.
Headway Technologies, Inc.


02/11/16
20160042265 

Security element for value documents


The invention concerns a security element having a magnetic coding consisting of magnetic coding elements. At least one of the magnetic coding elements has a grid-shaped magnetic region which is formed by a plurality of mutually parallel grid strips made of magnetic material which respectively have a magnetic anisotropy.
Giesecke & Devrient Gmbh


02/11/16
20160041236 

Magnetism measurement device


Magnetic-field measuring device having: elongate magnetic-material formed of solid or liquid having magnetic-anisotropy, or composite of solid and liquid; an electrically conductive-body adjacent to magnetic-material, giving magnetic-material a current-induced magnetic-field-vector having a component perpendicular to longitudinal-directions of magnetic-material; coil detecting magnetic-field by magnetic-material, which is magnetized in a direction perpendicular to its longitudinal-direction when no external magnetic-field is applied to magnetic-material or when only a magnetic-field not having a component in longitudinal-direction applied to magnetic-material, and magnetizing in direction having the component in longitudinal-direction when external magnetic-field have the component in longitudinal-direction of magnetic-material applied to magnetic-material, a direction of magnetization of magnetic-material aligned with direction perpendicular to longitudinal-direction of magnetic-material when magnetic-material sufficiently receives current-induced magnetic-field-vector, magnetic-field measuring device intermittently applies current to the conductive-body, detecting an electromotive-force generated by the coil while current is applied to the conductive-body and no current is applied to the conductive-body.. .
Fujidenolo Co., Ltd.




Anisotropy topics: Anisotropy, Liquid Crystal, Liquid Crystal Display, Magnetic Field, Image Display Apparatus, Electrostatically, Benzene Ring, Longitudinal Direction, Motorcycle, Magnetoresistance, Memory Cell, Enhancement, Random Access, Data Storage, Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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