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04/07/16
20160099104 
 Method for manufacturing rare-earth magnets patent thumbnailMethod 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) patent thumbnailVoltage-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 patent thumbnailPerpendicular 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 patent thumbnailPolarizing 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 patent thumbnailLiquid 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 patent thumbnailLiquid 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 patent thumbnailLiquid 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 patent thumbnailPermanent-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 patent thumbnailLiquid 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 patent thumbnailLiquid 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.


02/04/16
20160036384 

Spin oscillator device


The present invention relates to using spin transfer torque underneath a nanocontact on a magnetic thin film with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (pma), provides generation of dissipative magnetic droplet solitons and report on their rich dynamical properties. Micromagnetic simulations identify a wide range of automodulation frequencies including droplet oscillatory motion, droplet “spinning”, and droplet “breather” states.

02/04/16
20160035970 

Magnetic junctions using asymmetric free layers and suitable for use in spin transfer torque memories


A magnetic junction usable in a magnetic device is described. The magnetic junction includes a pinned layer, a nonmagnetic spacer layer, an asymmetric free layer and a perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (pma) inducing layer.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035897 

Semiconductor device


A transistor whose channel is formed in a semiconductor having dielectric anisotropy is provided. A transistor having a small subthreshold swing value is provided.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033807 

Device for regulating the passage of energy


The present application relates to a device for regulating the passage of light through a light-transmitting area which comprises a switching layer comprising a liquid-crystalline medium comprising at least one dichroic dye, where the parameters degree of light transmission and degree of anisotropy of the device are selected in a certain manner.. .
Merck Patent Gmbh


02/04/16
20160033669 

Antenna coupling component measurement tool having a rotating antenna configuration


Disclosed herein are electromagnetic resistivity logging systems and methods that employ an antenna configuration having at most two transmitter or receiver antenna orientations that rotate relative to the borehole. The measurements made by this reduced-complexity antenna configuration enable the determination of at least seven components of a coupling matrix, which may be determined using a linear system of equations that express the azimuthal dependence of the measurements.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


02/04/16
20160032188 

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 characteristic such as high maximum temperature of a nematic phase, low minimum temperature thereof, small viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy, large dielectric anisotropy, large specific resistance, high stability to ultraviolet-light or heat, or large elastic constant; an am-device having short response time, a large voltage holding ratio, low threshold voltage, a large contrast ratio, a negatively large dc brightness relaxation time constant and long-service-life. The liquid crystal composition contains a compound contributing to high stability to heat or ultraviolet-light as an additive component and a specific compound having positively large dielectric anisotropy, and a liquid crystal display device includes the composition.
Jnc Petrochemical Corporation


01/28/16
20160027842 

Systems and methods for implementing magnetoelectric junctions


Embodiments of the technology implement diomej cells. In one embodiment, a diomej cell includes: an mej that includes, a ferromagnetic fixed layer, a ferromagnetic free layer, and a dielectric layer interposed between the fixed and free layers, where the fixed layer is magnetically polarized in a first direction, where the free layer has a first easy axis that is aligned with the first direction, and where the mej is configured such that when a potential difference is applied across it, the magnetic anisotropy of the free layer is altered such that the relative strength of the magnetic anisotropy along a second easy axis that is orthogonal to the first easy axis, as compared to the strength of the magnetic anisotropy along the first easy axis, is magnified for the duration of the application of the potential difference; and a diode, where the diode and the mej are arranged in series..
The Regents Of The University Of California


01/28/16
20160027565 

Method of manufacturing rare earth magnet


A method of manufacturing a rare earth magnet includes: a first step of manufacturing a sintered compact by press-forming a powder for the rare earth magnet; a second step of manufacturing a rare earth magnet precursor by performing hot deformation processing on the sintered compact to impart anisotropy to the sintered compact; and a third step of manufacturing the rare earth magnet by cooling the rare earth magnet precursor at a cooling rate of 10° c./sec or higher.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


01/28/16
20160027455 

Magnetic recording head and magnetic recording apparatus


According to an embodiment, a magnetic recording head includes a main magnetic pole and a spin torque oscillator. The spin torque oscillator includes a first perpendicular free layer, a second perpendicular free layer, and a first spacer layer, each of the first perpendicular free layer and the second perpendicular free layer including a magnetic anisotropy axis in a direction perpendicular to a film plane of the spin torque oscillator.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


01/21/16
20160020387 

Hybridized oxide capping layer for perpendicular magnetic anisotropy


A method of forming a hybrid oxide capping layer (hocl) is disclosed and used in a magnetic tunnel junction to enhance thermal stability and perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in an adjoining free layer. The hocl has a lower interface oxide layer and one or more transition metal oxide layers wherein each of the metal layers selected to form a transition metal oxide has an absolute value of free energy of oxide formation less than that of the metal used to make the interface oxide layer.
Headway Technologies, Inc.


01/21/16
20160018702 

Photoalignment film, manufacturing the same, and liquid crystal display panel including the same


Provided is a photoalignment film. The photoalignment film may have a fibrous layer that is formed by stacking fibers including a photoalignment material having optical anisotropy in one direction in a state where longitudinal axes of the fibers are arranged in the one direction.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


01/21/16
20160018679 

Nanosecond liquid crystalline optical modulator


An optical modulator includes a liquid crystal cell containing liquid crystal material having liquid crystal molecules oriented along a quiescent director direction in the unbiased state, and a voltage source configured to apply an electric field to the liquid crystal material wherein the direction of the applied electric field does not cause the quiescent director direction to change. An optical source is arranged to transmit light through or reflect light off the liquid crystal cell with the light passing through the liquid crystal material at an angle effective to undergo phase retardation in response to the voltage source applying the electric field.
Kent State University


01/21/16
20160017227 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display element including the same


An object of the present invention is to provide a liquid crystal composition suitable for producing liquid crystal display elements which reduces the risk of the formation of droplet traces during production and allows a liquid crystal material to be ejected at a constant rate during an odf process without deteriorating the properties of the liquid crystal display element, such as dielectric anisotropy, viscosity, nematic-phase upper-limit temperature, nematic-phase stability at a low temperature, and γ1, and the image sticking resistance of the display element, and a liquid crystal display element including the liquid crystal composition. Provided are a liquid crystal composition having a negative dielectric anisotropy, the liquid crystal composition including one or more compounds represented by general formula (i), one or more compounds represented by general formula (ii), and the compound represented by formula (iiib-1) and a liquid crystal display element including the liquid crystal composition..
Dic Corporation


01/21/16
20160017226 

Liquid-crystal optical modulation element


The liquid crystal light modulator includes a first substrate (10) and a second substrate (20) disposed between two polarizers, and a pair of electrode structures (24, 24). The substrates include homeotropic alignment films (12) and (22), and at least one of the substrates has a function of aligning c-directors of liquid crystal molecules along one direction.
Dic Corporation


01/14/16
20160013402 

Magneto-electronic devices and methods of production


A magneto-electronic device includes a first electrode, a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode, and an electric-field-controllable magnetic tunnel junction arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode. The electric-field-controllable magnetic tunnel junction includes a first ferromagnetic layer, an insulating layer formed on the first ferromagnetic layer, and a second ferromagnetic layer formed on the insulating layer.
The Johns Hopkins University


01/14/16
20160013400 

Magnetoresistive element


According to one embodiment, a magnetoresistive element includes a recording layer having magnetic anisotropy perpendicular to a film surface and having a variable magnetization direction, a reference layer having magnetic anisotropy perpendicular to a film surface and having an invariable magnetization direction, an intermediate layer provided between the recording layer and the reference layer, and a underlayer containing altin and provided on an opposite side of a surface of the recording layer on which the intermediate layer is provided.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


01/14/16
20160013397 

Magnetoresistive effect element


A magnetoresistive effect element includes a recording layer having magnetic anisotropy and a variable magnetization direction, a reference layer having magnetic anisotropy and an invariable magnetization direction, an intermediate layer between the recording layer and the reference layer, an underlayer containing scandium (sc) and disposed on a surface side of the recording layer opposite to a surface side on which the recording layer is disposed, and a side wall layer containing an oxide of sc and disposed on side surfaces of the recording layer and the intermediate layer.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


01/14/16
20160011463 

Liquid crystal display unit and manufacturing the same


A method of manufacturing a liquid crystal display device with which response characteristics are able to be easily improved without using major equipment is provided. The method of manufacturing a liquid crystal display device includes steps of forming a first alignment film including a polymer compound having a crosslinkable functional group as a side chain on one substrate of a pair of substrates; forming a second alignment film on the other substrate of the pair of substrates; arranging the pair of substrates so that the first alignment film and the second alignment film are opposed to each other, and sealing a liquid crystal layer containing a liquid crystal molecule having negative dielectric constant anisotropy between the first alignment film and the second alignment film; and bridging the polymer compound to give pre-tilt to the liquid crystal molecule 41 after sealing the liquid crystal layer..
Sony Corporation


01/14/16
20160011353 

Polarization conversion systems with geometric phase holograms


A polarization conversion system includes a geometric phase element and a retarder element. The geometric phase element has optical anisotropy with local optical axis orientations that vary non-linearly in at least one dimension along a surface thereof.
Imagineoptix Corporation


01/14/16
20160010450 

Pulsed-electric drilling systems and methods with formation evaluation and/or bit position tracking


Pulsed-electric drilling systems can be augmented with multi-component electromagnetic field sensors on the drillstring, at the earth's surface, or in existing boreholes in the vicinity of the planned drilling path. The sensors detect electrical fields and/or magnetic fields caused by the electrical pulses and derive therefrom information of interest including, e.g., spark size and orientation, bit position, at-bit resistivity and permittivity, and tomographically mapped formation strictures.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


01/14/16
20160009999 

Nematic liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal device using the same


There are provided a polymerizable-compound-containing nematic liquid crystal composition which is useful as a material for a liquid crystal display and which has a negative dielectric anisotropy (Δ∈), and a liquid crystal display device using such a nematic liquid crystal composition. The polymerizable compound is polymerized without interference with generation of the pretilt angle of the liquid crystal molecules by exposure to ultraviolet in a process for producing a device, so that a psa display device in which a proper pretilt angle is given and which has well stabilized alignment state, a high response speed, and excellent display quality with defective display being eliminated or reduced can be produced.
Dic Corporation


01/14/16
20160009998 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


A liquid crystal composition and an am device containing the liquid crystal composition are described. The liquid crystal composition has a negative dielectric anisotropy, and includes a specific compound having a large optical anisotropy and a small viscosity as a first component, a specific compound having a small viscosity as a second component, and a specific compound having a large optical anisotropy as a third component.
Jnc Petrochemical Corporation


01/14/16
20160009996 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


The present invention provides a liquid crystal composition, the liquid crystal composition including at least one compound of general formula (i); at least one compound of general formula (ii) that accounts for 5-75% of the total weight of the liquid crystal composition; at least one compound of general formula (iii) that accounts for 0-25% of the total weight of the liquid crystal composition; and at least one compound of general formula (iv) that accounts for 5-75% of the total weight of the liquid crystal composition. The liquid crystal composition of the present invention has characteristics of great optical anisotropy, small viscosity, good low-temperature stability, high stability against ultraviolet rays and high thermal stability, is applicable to am elements, and has characteristics such as a short corresponding time, great contrast and a long service life.
Jiangsu Hecheng Display Technology Co., Ltd.


01/14/16
20160009995 

Nematic liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device using same


The present invention provides a liquid crystal composition having negative dielectric anisotropy, large refractive index anisotropy, and low viscosity and containing as a first component, one or two or more compounds represented by general formula (i) and, as a second component, one or two or more compounds represented by general formula (ii), wherein dielectric anisotropy (Δ∈) at 25° c. Is −2.0 or less.
Dic Corporation


01/07/16
20160005956 

Method and system for providing rare earth magnetic junctions usable in spin transfer torque magnetic random access memory applications


A magnetic junction usable in a magnetic device and a method for providing the magnetic junction are described. The magnetic junction includes a free layer, a pinned layer and nonmagnetic spacer layer between the free and pinned layers.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160005955 

Synthetic antiferromagnet (saf) coupled free layer for perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction (p-mtj)


A magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) device in a magnetoresistive random access memory (mram) and method of making the same are provided to achieve a high tunneling magnetoresistance (tmr), a high perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (pma), good data retention, and a high level of thermal stability. The mtj device includes a first free ferromagnetic layer, a synthetic antiferromagnetic (saf) coupling layer, and a second free ferromagnetic layer, where the first and second free ferromagnetic layers have opposite magnetic moments..
Qualcomm Incorporated


01/07/16
20160005954 

Method for providing a perpendicular magnetic anisotropy magnetic junction usable in spin transfer torque magnetic devices using a sacrificial insertion layer


A method for providing a magnetic junction usable in a magnetic device and the magnetic junction are described. The method includes providing a free layer, a pinned layer and a nonmagnetic spacer layer between the free layer and the pinned layer.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160005949 

Devices and methods for controlllng magnetic anistropy with localized biaxial strain in a piezoelectric substrate


Devices and methods for controlling magnetic anisotropy and orientation of magnetic single domain structures between stable states are provided based on piezoelectric thin films and patterned electrodes. By using patterned electrodes, piezoelectric strain is manipulated to achieve a highly localized biaxial strain in a piezoelectric substrate and rotate the magnetic anisotropy of magnetic materials.
The Regents Of The University Of California


01/07/16
20160005791 

Method and system for providing a thin pinned layer in a perpendicular magnetic junction usable in spin transfer torque magnetic random access memory applications


A magnetic junction usable in a magnetic device and a method for providing the magnetic junction are described. The magnetic junction includes a free layer, a pinned layer and nonmagnetic spacer layer between the free and pinned layers.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160002532 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


A liquid crystal composition that has negative dielectric anisotropy and that comprises a specific compound having a large optical anisotropy and a small viscosity as a first component, a specific compound having a small viscosity as a second component, and a specific compound having a large negative dielectric anisotropy as a third component, and may comprise a specific compound having a high maximum temperature or a low maximum temperature as a fourth component, or a specific compound having a polymerizable group as an additive component.. .
Jnc Petrochemical Corporation


12/31/15
20150382518 

Composite film of linearly-scratched, thin metal film and plastic film, and its production apparatus


The present invention provides a composite film having a linearly-scratched, thin metal film and a plastic film, which has good absorbability to electromagnetic waves in various frequencies, as well as reduced anisotropy in electromagnetic wave absorbability, suitable for electromagnetic wave absorbers, and its production apparatus. The composite film having a linearly-scratched, thin metal film and a plastic film according to the present invention comprises a plastic film, and a single-or multi-layer, thin metal film formed on at least one surface of the plastic film, the thin metal film being provided with large numbers of substantially parallel, intermittent, linear scratches with irregular widths and intervals in plural directions.

12/31/15
20150380038 

Magnetic data storage using induced strain of a magnetostrictive material


Acoustically assisted magnetic recording can be used in a hard disk drive or a solid state medium. In the described embodiments, otherwise unwriteable high-coercivity media are made amenable to recording by lowering their coercivity via strain induced by acoustic waves.
Oregon State University


12/31/15
20150379945 

Liquid crystal display device


A novel liquid crystal display device without a decrease in display quality. The liquid crystal display device includes a pixel for displaying a still image at a frame frequency of less than or equal to 1 hz, and a liquid crystal layer in the pixel has a dielectric constant anisotropy of greater than or equal to 2 and less than or equal to 5.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


12/31/15
20150376504 

Liquid crystal compound, liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


To provide a liquid crystal compound satisfying at least one of physical properties such as high stability to light, a high clearing point, a low minimum temperature of a liquid crystal phase, small viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy, large dielectric anisotropy, a large dielectric constant in a minor axis direction, a suitable elastic constant and excellent compatibility; a liquid crystal composition containing the compound; and a liquid crystal display device including the composition. The compound is represented by formula (1):.
Jnc Petrochemical Corporation


12/31/15
20150376500 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device using same


The present invention relates to a liquid crystal composition used in a liquid crystal display device. A problem to be solved by the invention is to provide a liquid crystal composition and a liquid crystal display device using the liquid crystal composition, the liquid crystal composition being suitable for a liquid crystal display device, causing little dropping marks during manufacture and realizing stable discharge of a liquid crystal material in an odf process without degrading characteristics as a liquid crystal display device, such as dielectric anisotropy, bulk viscosity, nematic phase upper limit temperature, rotational viscosity γ1, voltage holding ratio, etc.
Dic Corporation


12/24/15
20150372224 

Hybridized oxide capping layer for perpendicular magnetic anisotropy


A hybrid oxide capping layer (hocl) is disclosed and used in a magnetic tunnel junction to enhance thermal stability and perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in an adjoining reference layer. The hocl has an interface oxide layer adjoining the reference layer and one or more transition metal oxide layers wherein each of the metal layers selected to form a transition metal oxide has an absolute value of free energy of oxide formation less than that of the metal used to make the interface oxide layer.
Headway Technologies, Inc.


12/24/15
20150371999 

Semiconductor device, semiconductor storage device and manufacturing the semiconductor device


According to an embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a plurality of wires provided on an insulating layer. Each of the wires includes one or more metal crystal grains.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


12/24/15
20150371756 

Apparatus and methods for magnetic core inductors with biased permeability


Inductive elements comprising anisotropic media and biasing coils for magnetically biasing thereof and methods of manufacture and operation for use in applications such as microelectronics. Application of an electrical current through the bias coils generates a magnetic field that biases the magnetic material such that a desirable orientation of anisotropy is achieved throughout the magnetic core and enables modulation of the inductive response of the device.
Ferric Inc.


12/24/15
20150369950 

Resistivity logging systems and methods employing ratio signal set for inversion


Electromagnetic resistivity logging systems and methods yielding formation anisotropy and dip from a signal set that closely approximates the response of a idealized tool. One illustrative method embodiment derives from an azimuthally-sensitive tool's measurements a full set of orthogonal direct couplings (vxx, vyy, vzz) and a cross-coupling sum (vxz+vzx) or (vyz+vzy).
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


12/24/15
20150368558 

Polymer stable alignment type liquid crystal composition and use thereof


Provided are a stable alignment type liquid crystal composition and use thereof. The liquid crystal composition has negative dielectric anisotropy, better stability and a large absolute value of dielectric anisotropy.
Jiangsu Hecheng Display Technology Co., Ltd.


12/24/15
20150367457 

Methods for digital composites


In exemplary implementations of this invention, a digital material comprising many discrete units is used to fabricate a sparse structure. The units are reversibly joined by elastic connections.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


12/17/15
20150361519 

A 780mpa cold-rolled duel-phase strip steel and manufacturing the same


The invention discloses a 780 mpa cold-rolled duel-phase strip steel having a microstructure of fine equiaxed ferrite matrix and martensite islands distributed homogeneously on the ferrite matrix, and comprising the following chemical elements in mass percentage: c:0.06-0.1%; si≦0.28%; mn:1.8-2.3%; cr:0.1-0.4%; mo: not added when cr≧0.3%; mo=0.3-cr when cr<0.3%; al: 0.015-0.05%; at least one of nb and ti elements, wherein nb+ti is in the range of 0.02-0.05%; and the balance amounts of fe and other unavoidable impurities. Correspondingly, the invention also discloses a method for manufacturing the 780 mpa cold-rolled duel-phase strip steel.
Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.


12/10/15
20150355295 

Xmr sensors with high shape anisotropy


Embodiments relate to xmr sensors having very high shape anisotropy. Embodiments also relate to novel structuring processes of xmr stacks to achieve very high shape anisotropies without chemically affecting the performance relevant magnetic field sensitive layer system while also providing comparatively uniform structure widths over a wafer, down to about 100 nm in embodiments.
Infineon Technologies Ag


12/10/15
20150353826 

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, low minimum temperature, small viscosity, suitable optical anisotropy, large negative dielectric anisotropy, large specific resistance and high stability to ultraviolet light and heat is described; 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 has negative dielectric anisotropy and contains a specific compound having large negative dielectric anisotropy as a first component and a specific compound having small viscosity as a second component, and the composition 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


12/10/15
20150353693 

Rapid fabrication of hierarchically structured supramolecular nanocomposite thin films in one minute


Functional nanocomposites containing nanoparticles of different chemical compositions may exhibit new properties to meet demands for advanced technology. It is imperative to simultaneously achieve hierarchical structural control and to develop rapid, scalable fabrication to minimize degradation of nanoparticle properties and for compatibility with nanomanufacturing.
The Regents Of The University Of California


12/03/15
20150348579 

Magnetic recording medium and manufacturing the same


A magnetic recording medium having high coercivity, in which an l10-type ordered alloy with a high magnetic anisotropy is used in a magnetic recording layer, and a method for manufacturing the magnetic recording medium at high throughput are provided. By providing a metal base layer having a face-centered cubic structure below an orientation control layer which is for enhancing crystallinity of the magnetic recording layer that contains the ordered alloy having an l10-type structure, the magnetic recording layer that has enough high coercivity even in the case of reducing a thickness of the orientation control layer can be deposited, and the thickness of the orientation control layer that is mainly made of oxide can be reduced, whereby the throughput can be improved..
Canon Anelva Corporation


12/03/15
20150342973 

Antibiotic compositions and related screening methods


Moenomycin inhibits bacterial growth by clocking the transglycosylase activity of class a penicillin-binding proteins (pbps), which are key enzymes in bacterial cell wall synthesis. The binding affinities of moenomycin a with various truncated pbps were compared showing that the transmembrane domain is important for moenomycin binding.
Academia Sinica


11/26/15
20150341036 

High speed precessionally switched magnetic logic


High speed precessionally switched magnetic logic devices and architectures are described. In a first example, a magnetic logic device includes an input electrode having a first nanomagnet and an output electrode having a second nanomagnet.

11/26/15
20150338700 

Liquid crystal display device and color filter substrate


A liquid crystal display device having a touch panel function includes an array substrate, a liquid crystal layer including a liquid crystal molecule, and a color filter substrate positioned over the array substrate via the liquid crystal layer. The color filter substrate includes a transparent substrate, first and second transparent electrode layers, a color filter formed on the first transparent electrode layer and including a red filter, a green filter and a blue filter, and a transparent resin layer formed on the color filter.
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.


11/26/15
20150337202 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


To provide a liquid crystal composition satisfying at least one or having 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 and heat; 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. A liquid crystal composition has negative dielectric anisotropy and a nematic phase, and contains a compound contributing to high stability to heat or ultraviolet light.
Jnc Petrochemical Corporation


11/26/15
20150337200 

Liquid crystal composition, liquid crystal display element, and liquid crystal display


A liquid crystal composition having a negative dielectric anisotropy includes: a component (b) which contains a compound represented by the following formula (1) and which is a dielectrically neutral component; and a dielectrically negative component (a) which contains at least two types of compounds selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by the following formulas (2) to (5). R1 and r4 each represent an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, r2 and r3 each represent an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms or an alkenyl group having 2 to 8 carbon atoms..
Dic Corporation


11/19/15
20150333254 

Reduction of barrier resistance x area (ra) product and protection of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (pma) for magnetic device applications


A method of forming a mtj with a tunnel barrier having a high tunneling magnetoresistance ratio, and low resistance x area value is disclosed. The method preserves perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in bottom and top magnetic layers that adjoin bottom and top surfaces of the tunnel barrier.
Headway Technologies, Inc.


11/19/15
20150333247 

Thermoelectric conversion element and manufacturing the same


Concerning a thermoelectric conversion element, it is desired to provide a new spin current to charge current conversion material. A thermoelectric conversion element includes a magnetic layer possessing in-plane magnetization, and an electromotive layer magnetically coupled to the magnetic layer.
Nec Corporation


11/19/15
20150332818 

Magnetic material and manufacturing the same


A magnetic material includes a structure in which a first magnetic layer 1 and a second magnetic layer 2 are stacked such that each layer is formed at least partially in a stacking direction by substantially one atomic layer. The first magnetic layer contains co as a principal component.
Tohoku University


11/19/15
20150332749 

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


11/19/15
20150331276 

Liquid crystal display device


Provided is a liquid crystal device including: a liquid crystal panel including a first substrate having a first vertical alignment film, a second substrate having a second vertical alignment film, a liquid crystal layer which is interposed between the first vertical alignment film and the second vertical alignment film and has a negative dielectric anisotropy, a first polarizing plate that is disposed on a light-incident side of the liquid crystal layer, and a second polarizing plate that is disposed on a light-emitting side of the liquid crystal layer; an illuminating device which is disposed on a light-incident side of the liquid crystal panel, and emits light toward the liquid crystal panel; and a light control member which is disposed on a light-emitting side of the liquid crystal panel, and diffuses light that is emitted from the liquid crystal panel in an azimuth angle direction and a polar angle direction viewed from a normal direction of the liquid crystal panel to control an emission direction of the light. The liquid crystal panel includes a plurality of pixels, each being a basic unit of display, and each of the pixels has a plurality of regions in which a director direction or an alignment of liquid crystal molecules at a central portion of the liquid crystal layer in a thickness direction during application of a voltage is different..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


11/19/15
20150331132 

Method and the downhole in-situ determination of the speed of sound in a formation fluid


An apparatus and a method for measuring a speed of sound in a fluid in a well bore may include a frame adapted to receive the fluid there through are provided. The apparatus includes an acoustic source mounted on the frame; an acoustic detector to measure a signal propagating through the fluid, the acoustic detector disposed proximate the frame at a known distance from the acoustic source; and a test circuit adapted to synchronize the acoustic detector with a signal propagating through the frame.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


11/19/15
20150329780 

Liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


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


11/12/15
20150323846 

Liquid crystal display device


In one embodiment, a first substrate includes a gate line extending in a first direction, a source line extending in a second direction orthogonally crossing the first direction, a pixel electrode including a main pixel electrode extending in the second direction, and a first alignment film covering the pixel electrode. A second substrate includes a common electrode having a pair of main common electrodes arranged on both sides sandwiching the main pixel electrode and a second alignment film covering the common electrode.
Japan Display Inc.


11/12/15
20150323689 

Efficient line search methods for multi-parameter full wavefield inversion


Method for simultaneously inverting full-wavefield seismic data (51) for multiple classes of physical property parameters (e.g., velocity and anisotropy) by computing the gradient (53), i.e. Search direction (54), of an objective function for each class of parameters, then applying (preferably exhaustive) first-pass independent line searches to each parameter class to obtain the corresponding step size (55) along the search direction for each parameter class; then without yet updating the model, using the step sizes to define a relative scaling between gradients of all parameter classes.

11/12/15
20150322343 

Nematic liquid crystal composition


Provided is a liquid crystal composition that has a positive dielectric anisotropy (Δε) and a refractive index anisotropy (Δn) adjusted to a desired level, and sufficiently low viscosity (η) without degrading the nematic phase temperature range. The liquid crystal composition having positive dielectric anisotropy comprises one or more compounds selected from compounds represented by general formula (lc0) and one or more compounds selected from the group of compounds represented by general formula (lc1) to general formula (lc5), wherein the liquid crystal composition comprises a compound in which at least one of y01 to y41 in general formula (lc0) to general formula (lc4) represents a fluorinated c2-c5 alkyl, alkoxy, alkenyl, or alkenyloxy group..
Dic Corporation


11/12/15
20150322341 

Liquid crystal display device


A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate facing the first substrate, and a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The liquid crystal layer includes liquid crystal molecules having a negative dielectric anisotropy, a response speed of about 4.0 ms or less, and a rotational viscosity of about 47 mpa·s to about 75 mpa·s..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


11/05/15
20150315469 

Nematic liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display element using same


There is provided a liquid crystal composition having a dielectric anisotropy (Δ∈) large in absolute value, a sufficiently low viscosity (η), a sufficiently low rotational viscosity (γ1), and a high elastic constant (k33) without decreased refractive index anisotropy (Δn) or nematic phase-isotropic liquid phase transition temperature (tni). A liquid crystal display device, such as a va mode liquid crystal display device, including the liquid crystal composition has high response speed and good display quality with few or no display defects.
Dic Corporation (tokyo)


11/05/15
20150315468 

Nematic liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device


There is provided a liquid crystal composition having a sufficiently low viscosity (η), a sufficiently low rotational viscosity (γ1), a high elastic constant (k33), and negative Δε with a high absolute value without decreasing the refractive index anisotropy (Δn) and the nematic phase-isotropic liquid phase transition temperature (tni); and a liquid crystal display device with a va mode or the like that uses the liquid crystal composition and has high display quality and high response speed. The liquid crystal display device that uses the liquid crystal composition of the present invention has a distinguished feature of high-speed response and is particularly useful as an active matrix driving liquid crystal display device.
Dic Corporation


11/05/15
20150313651 

Systems and methods for anisotropy restoring femoroplasty


The apparatus, systems and methods disclosed herein generally relate to the surgical repair or alteration of bone. More particularly, certain of the disclosed apparatus, systems and methods of the present disclosure relate to the use of a directionally-reinforced composite material to emulate anisotropic structural characteristics of an original anatomic trabecular structure.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


11/05/15
20150313551 

Tendency discrimination device, task execution assisting device, tendency discrimination computer program, and task execution assisting computer program


A tendency discrimination device includes a discriminator to objectively discriminate a tendency of a person to be tested, based on brain information obtained by magnetic resonance imaging (mri). In the generation of the discriminator, a gray matter volume and a diffusion anisotropy degree are calculated for a frontal pole of each of multiple test subjects as a region of interest, and machine learning is performed on the relationship of the information obtained by classifying results of a test for discriminating the tendencies of the multiple test subjects, to gray matter volumes and diffusion anisotropy degrees obtained by mri for each of the multiple test subjects..
Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International




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