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Date/App# patent app List of recent Capacitor-related patents
02/04/16
20160037593 
 Illumination device and illumination fixture patent thumbnailIllumination device and illumination fixture
An illumination device includes a main light source block having a plurality of main light sources and a plurality of current limiters, and an auxiliary light source block having an auxiliary light source and a constant-current unit. A series circuit of the auxiliary light source and the constant-current unit is electrically connected in parallel with the main light source block, between first and second output terminals of a rectifier.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037108 
 Switched capacitor circuit and  driving the same patent thumbnailSwitched capacitor circuit and driving the same
A switched capacitor circuit includes: a capacitor including a first terminal to which the input voltage is applied and a second terminal; an inverting amplifier including a second input terminal connected to the second terminal; a capacitor including a third terminal, a fourth terminal, and a fifth terminal which is connected to an output terminal; a capacitor including a seventh terminal, a sixth terminal connected to the second output terminal, and an eighth terminal connected to the third terminal; a capacitor connected in series between the second terminal and the output terminal; and an offset compensation unit which outputs an offset voltage having a value of a short-circuit voltage of the inverting amplifier to the fourth terminal and the seventh terminal.. .
Panasonic Corporation


02/04/16
20160036451 
 Method for ppl and cdr designs for achieving specific bandwidth and phase margin requirements patent thumbnailMethod for ppl and cdr designs for achieving specific bandwidth and phase margin requirements
A method for designing a pll or cdr circuit, either of which may contain a loop with a voltage controlled oscillator or other frequency controlled source. For each of a set of values of a gain parameter and a first capacitor of the loop filter of this loop, an analytic solution is employed to find a value for a resistor and a second capacitor of the loop filter.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036442 
 Level shifting apparatus and  using the same patent thumbnailLevel shifting apparatus and using the same
A level shifting apparatus includes a first capacitor, a first side of the first capacitor configured to receive a first voltage. The level shifting apparatus further includes an edge detector configured to receive the first voltage.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036407 
 Circuit with an rc-filter patent thumbnailCircuit with an rc-filter
A circuit (290) comprises an rc filter circuit (100), which comprises an ohmic resistor (112) and a capacitor (113). In addition, the circuit (290) comprises a compensation circuit (200), which is designed to provide a compensation current flow (192), which corresponds to a current flow (191) to a load (150)..
Lnfineon Technologies Austria Ag


02/04/16
20160036399 
 Limiting driver for switch-mode power amplifier patent thumbnailLimiting driver for switch-mode power amplifier
A switch-mode rfpa driver includes first and second field-effect transistors (fets) arranged in a totem-pole-like configuration. The switch-mode rfpa driver operates to generate a switch-mode rfpa drive signal having a generally square-wave-like waveform from an input rf signal having a generally sinusoidal-like waveform.
Eridan Communications, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036396 
 Power amplifier, and  the same patent thumbnailPower amplifier, and the same
A power amplifier comprises a first inductor, a second inductor, a capacitor, a first mos transistor, a second mos transistor and a current source. The first and the second inductors are both connected to a first power supply.
Beken Corporation


02/04/16
20160036359 
 Inverter apparatus patent thumbnailInverter apparatus
An inverter apparatus includes an inverter circuit, a capacitor, and a control unit. In the first control mode, the control unit shifts a phase of at least one of pwm signals of three phases such that a time period during which polarities of output voltages of three phases are the same is shorter in the first control mode than the time period in the second control mode; and controls the inverter circuit so as to supply a direct current to the three-phase ac motor as a d-axis current by outputting the pwm signals of three phases, each having a phase after the phase shift processing.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki


02/04/16
20160036351 
 Stretchable triboelectric generator, stretchalbe electricity storage device, and wearable electronic device patent thumbnailStretchable triboelectric generator, stretchalbe electricity storage device, and wearable electronic device
Disclosed herein are a stretchable triboelectric generator, a stretchable electricity storage device and a wearable electronic device. The stretchable triboelectric generator comprises a first stretchable triboelectric generation part comprising a first fabric layer and a first friction layer on the first fabric layer and a second stretchable triboelectric generation part comprising a second fabric layer and a second friction layer on the second fabric layer.
Seoul National University R&db Foundation


02/04/16
20160036348 
 Electric-power conversion system patent thumbnailElectric-power conversion system
The number of constituent components is reduced so as to provide a small-size and inexpensive electric-power conversion system. The electric-power conversion system is provided with an inverter circuit (14) connected with the rear stage of an ac power source, a smoothing capacitor (22) connected with the rear stage of the inverter circuit (14) by way of a rectifying device (20), a charging switch (2) that is connected with the front stage of the inverter circuit (14), that inputs an electric quantity based on an output of the ac power source (1) to the inverter circuit (14) when being turned on, and that cuts off an input of the electric quantity to the inverter circuit (14) when being turned off, and an inrush current prevention circuit (7) having an inrush current prevention switch (3) and an inrush current prevention resistor (4) that is connected in series with the rear stage of the inrush current prevention switch (3); the electric-power conversion system is characterized in that the inrush current prevention circuit (7) is connected in parallel with the charging switch (2)..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


02/04/16
20160036347 

Electric-power conversion system


The number of constituent components is reduced so as to provide a small-size and inexpensive electric-power conversion system. The electric-power conversion system is provided with an inverter circuit (14) connected with the rear stage of an ac power source, a smoothing capacitor (22) connected with the rear stage of the inverter circuit (14) by way of a rectifying device (20), a charging switch (2) that is connected with the front stage of the inverter circuit (14), that inputs an electric quantity based on an output of the ac power source (1) to the inverter circuit (14) when being turned on, and that cuts off an input of the electric quantity to the inverter circuit (14) when being turned off, and an inrush current prevention circuit (7) having an inrush current prevention switch (3) and an inrush current prevention resistor (4) that is connected in series with the rear stage of the inrush current prevention switch (3); the electric-power conversion system is characterized in that the inrush current prevention circuit (7) is connected in parallel with the charging switch (2)..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


02/04/16
20160036346 

Electric-power conversion system


The number of constituent components is reduced so as to provide a small-size and inexpensive electric-power conversion system. The electric-power conversion system is provided with an inverter circuit (14) connected with the rear stage of an ac power source, a smoothing capacitor (22) connected with the rear stage of the inverter circuit (14) by way of a rectifying device (20), a charging switch (2) that is connected with the front stage of the inverter circuit (14), that inputs an electric quantity based on an output of the ac power source (1) to the inverter circuit (14) when being turned on, and that cuts off an input of the electric quantity to the inverter circuit (14) when being turned off, and an inrush current prevention circuit (7) having an inrush current prevention switch (3) and an inrush current prevention resistor (4) that is connected in series with the rear stage of the inrush current prevention switch (3); the electric-power conversion system is characterized in that the inrush current prevention circuit (7) is connected in parallel with the charging switch (2)..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


02/04/16
20160036345 

Load driving circuit and method thereof


In one embodiment, a method of driving a load can include: monitoring an ac input to a rectifier circuit in real-time, where the rectifier circuit can include first and second rectifier circuits, and controlling first and second controllable switches based on a state of the ac input is in a first state. For example, a first state can include the ac input being in a positive half cycle and increasing, or the ac input being in the positive half cycle and decreasing while being at least as high as a predetermined threshold value.
Silergy Semiconductor Technology (hangzhou) Ltd


02/04/16
20160036337 

Switching power supply apparatus


A switching power supply apparatus includes a first series circuit including a third rectifier device and a fourth rectifier device and that is connected between a positive output terminal and a negative output terminal, and a first capacitor a first end of which is connected to a connection node between the third rectifier device and the fourth rectifier device and a second end of which is connected to an end, not connected to the first series circuit, of a first rectifier device or a second rectifier device. The first series circuit and the first capacitor define a snubber circuit..
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036332 

Control apparatus, buck-boost power supply and control method


A control apparatus, a buck-boost power supply, and a control method that can control an output part comprising two primary switches which are n-type transistors without changing the switching frequency are provided. A control apparatus for a buck-boost power supply comprises: a pulse-width modulation (pwm) signal generator configured to generate a pwm signal having a pulse whose pulse width is based on an output voltage; a mode pulse signal generator configured to generate a mode pulse signal having a signal whose time period is based on at least one of an input voltage, a difference between an input voltage and the output voltage, and a difference between an input voltage and a voltage proportional to the output voltage; a first delayed signal generator configured to generate a first delayed signal having a pulse whose rising edge or falling edge is delayed for a first delay time from a rising edge or a falling edge of the pulse of the pwm signal; and an output controller configured to control an output part of the buck-boost power supply, based on the pwm signal, the mode pulse signal, and the first delayed signal, the output part comprising: two primary switches that are each an n-type transistor; a boost capacitor for driving the high-side switch of the primary switches; and two secondary switches that are each a transistor, wherein the output controller controls switching of the output part so that a first time period during which the high-side switch of the primary switches is off and the low-side switch of the primary switches is on is longer than or equal to the first delay time..
Spansion Llc


02/04/16
20160036330 

Apparatus and methods for integrated power converter with high bandwidth


A dc-dc power converter includes a switched inductor power converter and a parallel linear voltage regulator. Two transistors are positioned in the switched inductor power converter to periodically set a bridge voltage thereby producing a square wave with a fixed frequency and variable duty cycle.
Ferric Inc.


02/04/16
20160036320 

Apparatus and methods for charge pumps for radio frequency systems


Apparatus and methods for charge pumps are disclosed herein. In certain configurations, a charge pump includes a mode control circuit, a clock generation circuit that generates a clock signal, two or more switched capacitors, and a capacitor charging circuit used to charge the switched capacitors in response to transitions of the clock signal.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036319 

Power factor correction circuit


A power factor correction circuit includes a rectifier that rectifies ac power supply voltage, a series circuit of an inductor and a semiconductor switch connected between the rectifier circuit output terminals, and a series circuit of a diode and a smoothing capacitor connected to both ends of the semiconductor switch, a load connected to both ends of the smoothing capacitor, so that the power factor on the input side of the rectifier circuit is corrected by the switching operation of the semiconductor switch. This power factor correction circuit includes a control circuit that controls the switching frequency of the semiconductor switch such that the switching frequency becomes maximum when the ripple of a current flowing through the inductor becomes maximum.
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036314 

Power conversion apparatus


A cell block including a plurality of cell converters connected in cascade and each including switching elements and a capacitor is provided. The cell block includes external connection terminals for connecting to another cell block in cascade, and a bypass circuit is connected to the external connection terminals..
Toshiba Mitsubishi-electric Industrial Systems Corporation


02/04/16
20160036310 

Magnetic levitation electrical generator


A device for generating an electric charge, having: a base; at last one capacitor; at least one magnet; a cover; a splitter; a load; a conductive core; a frictionless surface; and at least one discharge point. The at least one capacitor adapted and configured to store electricity generated from the electric charge.

02/04/16
20160036249 

Direct current power supply circuit


A direct current power supply circuit includes an alternating-current power supply; a rectification circuit for generating a direct-current voltage from an alternating-current voltage; a charging switch having an input terminal connected to the rectification circuit, the charging switch outputting an output voltage according to an input value input to a control terminal; a capacitor and a control circuit, which are connected to an output terminal; and a charging switch control circuit for generating a switch-on signal when the output voltage is equal to or lower than a first reference voltage value, and for generating a switch-off signal when the output voltage is equal to or higher than a second reference voltage value higher than the first reference voltage value, wherein a charging period setting circuit including at least one of the rectification circuit and the charging switch control circuit sets a charging period in which a charging current flows into the capacitor and a non-charging period in which the charging current does not flow, and in a case where the switch-on signal is generated during the charging period, the charging current flows through the charging switch when the direct-current voltage becomes equal to or higher than the output voltage, and in a case where the switch-on signal is generated during the non-charging period, the charging current does not flow through the charging switch even if the direct-current voltage becomes equal to or higher than the output voltage.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036248 

Parallel monitoring circuit for capacitor


A capacitor charging-discharging system, including a plurality of serially connected capacitors, a voltage source for setting an equalization potential, and a plurality of parallel monitoring circuit. Each parallel monitoring circuit is connected to the two ends electrodes of one capacitor, and includes: a voltage dividing circuit configured to resistively divide and attenuate two voltages respectively on the two end electrodes of the one capacitor, a differential amplifier configured to amplify a difference between the two divided voltages to thereby detecting a charge potential of the one capacitor, a comparator configured to compare the charge potential with the equalization potential, and a charge current bypass circuit configured to control charge current of the one capacitor, based on an output of the comparator, so that the charge potential of the one capacitor matches the equalization potential..
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036242 

Wireless power supply device and wireless power supply system


A wireless power supply device includes a resonance circuit including a coil and a capacitor, a power supply portion that supplies ac power to the resonance circuit based on a drive signal having a prescribed drive frequency, and a controller that substantially matches the phase of the drive signal and the phase of oscillation of the resonance circuit by switching the direction of a current that flows into the coil.. .
Funai Electric Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036227 

Power broker module


A processor and power broker for controlling the obtaining, distribution and usage of electrical power for electronic devices such as peripherals of thermostats. Sources of power may incorporate batteries, energy harvesting modules, energy storage capacitors, and power lines.
Honeywell International Inc.


02/04/16
20160036215 

Systems and methods for hybrid voltage and current control in static ups systems


A system is provided. The system includes a plurality of uninterruptible power supplies (upss), each ups of the plurality of upss including an inverter, a ring bus, and at least one controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of upss, the at least one controller configured to determine when a bridge current in at least one ups of the plurality of upss reaches a predetermined bridge current limit, and modify, in response to the determination, a capacitor voltage in the inverter of the at least one ups to reduce a dc fault current component of a load current in the inverter..
General Electric Company


02/04/16
20160036127 

Reconfigurable multi-mode active antenna system


A reconfigurable antenna system is described which combines active and passive components used to impedance match, alter the frequency response, and change the radiation pattern of an antenna. Re-use of components such as switches and tunable capacitors make the circuit topologies more space and cost effective, while reducing complexity of the control signaling required.
Ethertronics, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035818 

Forming a vertical capacitor and resulting device


Methods for forming a vertical capacitance structure and the resulting devices are disclosed. Embodiments may include forming fins on a substrate; conformally forming a first metal layer over the fins; conformally forming an insulation layer over the first metal layer; and forming a second metal layer over the insulation layer..
Globalfoundries Inc.


02/04/16
20160035817 

Process to improve performance for metal-insulator-metal (mim) capacitors


Some embodiments relate to a metal-insulator-metal (mim) capacitor, which includes a capacitor a capacitor bottom metal (cbm) electrode, a high k dielectric layer arranged over the cbm electrode, and a capacitor top metal (ctm) electrode arranged over the high k dielectric layer. In some embodiments, the mim capacitor comprises ctm protective sidewall regions, which extend along vertical sidewall surfaces of the ctm electrode, and protect the ctm electrode from leakage, premature voltage breakdown, or burn out, due to metallic residue or etch damage formed on the sidewalls during one or more etch process(es) used to form the ctm electrode.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035810 

Organic light emitting display


An organic light emitting display can include a substrate, a first capacitor formed on the substrate, the first capacitor including a first capacitor lower electrode, a first capacitor upper electrode, and a gate insulating layer between the first capacitor lower upper electrodes, a first passivation layer over the first capacitor, a second capacitor on the first passivation layer, the second capacitor including a second capacitor lower electrode, a second capacitor upper electrode, and a second passivation layer interposed between the second capacitor lower upper electrodes, an organic insulating layer over the second capacitor, a pixel electrode on the organic insulating layer, an organic layer on the pixel electrode, the organic layer including at least a light emitting layer, and an opposite electrode on the organic layer, and the width of the second capacitor lower electrode is greater than that of the second capacitor upper electrode.. .
Lg Display Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035808 

Organic light emitting display panel and manufacturing the same


Provided are an organic light emitting display panel and a method of manufacturing the same. The organic light emitting display panel includes: a pixel defined by an intersection of one of a plurality of data lines and one of a plurality of gate lines, the pixel including: a transistor, a storage capacitor including: a first electrode, and a second electrode, and a semiconductor layer, a first plate partially overlapping the semiconductor layer in the pixel, the first plate including: a gate portion of the transistor, and a capacitor-forming portion including the first electrode of the storage capacitor, and a second plate on the first plate in the pixel, the second plate including the second electrode of the storage capacitor, the second plate not overlapping the semiconductor layer..
Lg Display Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035762 

Methods for manufacturing rfid tags and structures formed therefrom


Radio frequency identification (rfid) tags and processes for manufacturing the same. The rfid device generally includes (1) a metal antenna and/or inductor; (2) a dielectric layer thereon, to support and insulate integrated circuitry from the metal antenna and/or inductor; (3) a plurality of diodes and a plurality of transistors on the dielectric layer, the diodes having at least one layer in common with the transistors; and (4) a plurality of capacitors in electrical communication with the metal antenna and/or inductor and at least some of the diodes, the plurality of capacitors having at least one layer in common with the plurality of diodes and/or with contacts to the diodes and transistors.
Thin Film Electronics, Asa


02/04/16
20160035730 

Semiconductor device


A semiconductor device according to this invention includes a support film that supports a lower electrode of a capacitor at an upper portion, and the support film includes a first insulating material having a stress within a range of +700 mpa to −700 mpa. Use of such a support film prevents a phenomenon in which the capacitor lower electrode is twisted.
Ps4 Luxco S.a.r.l.


02/04/16
20160035729 

Meander line resistor structure


A system comprises a first transistor comprising a first drain/source region and a second drain/source region, a second transistor comprising a third drain/source region and a fourth drain/source region, wherein the first transistor and the second transistor are separated by an isolation region, a first resistor formed by at least two vias, wherein a bottom via of the first resistor is in direct contact with the first drain/source region, a second resistor formed by at least two vias, wherein a bottom via of the second resistor is in direct contact with the second drain/source region, a bit line connected to the third drain/source region through a plurality of bit line contacts and a capacitor connected to the fourth drain/source region through a capacitor contact.. .
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035682 

Integrated circuit with backside structures to reduce substrate warp


Wafer bowing induced by deep trench capacitors is ameliorated by structures formed on the reverse side of the wafer. The structures on the reverse side include tensile films.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035655 

Semiconductor package having etched foil capacitor integrated into leadframe


A packaged semiconductor device including a leadframe and a plurality of angularly shaped capacitors. The leadframe includes structures with surfaces and sidewalls.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


02/04/16
20160035631 

Atomic layer deposition of hfalc as a metal gate workfunction material in mos devices


Ald of hfxalycz films using hafnium chloride (hfcl4) and trimethylaluminum (tma) precursors can be combined with post-deposition anneal processes and ald liners to control the device characteristics in high-k metal-gate devices. Variation of the hfcl4 pulse time allows for control of the al % incorporation in the hfxalycz film in the range of 10-13%.
Intermolecular Inc.


02/04/16
20160035500 

Ionic electron conductive polymer capacitor


Technologies are generally described for an electron conductive polymer capacitor may incorporate a conductive polymer mixture embedded with carbon nanoparticles between electrodes to rapidly charge and store large amounts of charge compared to conventional electrolytic capacitors. Such a capacitor may be constructed with a laminate sheet including layers of inner and outer electrodes, an electrolyte mixture between the electrodes, a conductive polymer mixture, and a composite mixture of carbon nanoparticles embedded in the conductive polymer between the inner electrodes.
Empire Technology Development Llc


02/04/16
20160035499 

Purified carbon nanotubes and applications thereof


The present invention relates to a method of preparing purified carbon nanotubes (cnts) comprising mixing starting cnts with an organic solvent in the presence of sonication; substantially removing the organic solvent to obtain a cnt composition; and heating the cnt composition at 200° c. Or higher to obtain the purified carbon nanotubes.
Yazaki Corporation


02/04/16
20160035495 

Solid electrolyte capacitor and housing for solid electrolyte capacitor


A solid electrolyte capacitor includes a bottomed cylindrical housing having a bottom surface portion, a side surface portion raised from the bottom surface portion and an opening portion formed on an end portion of the side surface portion; a capacitor element housed in the inside of the housing, the capacitor element being formed by winding an anode foil and a cathode foil in an overlapping state with a separator interposed therebetween and by filling a solid electrolyte between the anode foil and the cathode foil; and a sealing member sealing the opening portion of the housing in a state where the capacitor element is housed in the inside of the housing, wherein an oxide film repairing body made of a hydrophilic synthetic resin is disposed at least one of between the bottom surface portion and the capacitor element of the housing and between the capacitor element and the sealing member.. .
Rubycon Corporation


02/04/16
20160035494 

Tantalum wire used for anode lead of tantalum capacitor and manufacturing method thereof


The present invention relates to a tantalum wire for anode lead of tantalum capacitors, characterized in that the cross section of the tantalum wire is approximate rectangular or regular rectangular. The present invention also relates to a process for manufacturing the tantalum wire, comprising the steps of: providing feedstock tantalum wire; subjecting the feedstock tantalum wire to heat treatment; subjecting the heat treated tantalum wire to surface pretreatment to form an oxide membrane on the surface-pretreated tantalum wire; rolling the surface-pretreated tantalum wire by lubricating with lubricant oil to make the cross section of the rolled tantalum wire being approximate rectangular or regular rectangular; subjecting the tantalum wire to final annealing..
Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035493 

Multilayered structure, capacitor element, and fabrication the capacitor element


The capacitor element (20) including the multilayered structure includes: a substrate (10); a buffer layer (12) disposed on the substrate (10); a lower electrode (14) disposed on the buffer layer (12), and a dielectric layer (16) disposed on the lower electrode (14), the dielectric layer composed of nitrides. Furthermore, the capacitor element includes: an upper electrode (18) disposed on the dielectric layer (16), a first terminal electrode connected to the lower electrode (14), and a second terminal electrode connected to the upper electrode (18).
Rohm Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035492 

Multilayer ceramic capacitor


In some embodiments, a multilayer ceramic capacitor 10 has 23 unit capacitors uc1 to uc23, where these 23 unit capacitors uc1 to uc23 constitute: a first low-capacitance area la1 constituted by three unit capacitors uc1 to uc3; a high-capacitance area ha constituted by 17 unit capacitors uc4 to uc20 whose unit capacitance is greater than that of the three unit capacitors uc1 to uc3; a second low-capacitance area la2 constituted by three unit capacitors uc21 to uc23 whose unit capacitance is smaller than that of the 17 unit capacitors uc4 to uc20; a first variable-capacitance part which is present between the first low-capacitance area la1 and high-capacitance area ha, and which includes the two adjacent unit capacitors uc3, uc4; and a second variable-capacitance part which is present between the high-capacitance area ha and second low-capacitance area la2, and which includes the two adjacent unit capacitors uc20, uc21.. .
Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035491 

Multilayer ceramic capacitor and board having the same


A multilayer ceramic capacitor may include: a ceramic body including a plurality of dielectric layers and having first and second end surfaces, third and fourth side surfaces, and upper and lower surfaces; a first unit disposed in the ceramic body and including first internal electrodes exposed to the first and second end surfaces of the ceramic body in the length direction and second internal electrodes having lead portions exposed to the third and fourth side surfaces of the ceramic body in the width direction; a second unit disposed in the ceramic body and including a plurality of first internal electrodes; and first and second external electrodes disposed on the first and second end surfaces of the ceramic body in the length direction, respectively, and fourth external electrodes disposed on the third and fourth side surfaces of the ceramic body in the width direction, respectively.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035489 

Multi-layered aluminum oxide capacitor


The present invention relates to a multi-layered aluminum oxide capacitor comprising an aluminum substrate; a plurality of aluminum oxide layer formed in at least a portion of on both sides or one side of the substrate with respect to the aluminum substrate; and a plurality of electrode layers formed on the aluminum oxide layers. According to the present invention, manufacturing process is more simplified since al2o3 insulation layer is formed by anodizing the aluminum layer without forming an extra insulation layer after forming the aluminum layer, so that the manufacturing cost can be reduced, and also a multi-layered capacitor having a high capacitance and a high reliability can be provided by stacking capacitors comprising a plurality of aluminum oxide layers using a more simplified process according to the present invention..
Point Engineering Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035486 

Secondary-side coil assembly for inductive energy transfer using quadrupoles


The invention relates to a secondary-side coil arrangement for an inductive energy transmission system for transmitting energy between a primary-side and a secondary-side coil arrangement (a1, a2), characterised in that the secondary-side coil arrangement (a1) has coils (ss1, ss2, ss3, ss4) which form four coil regions (bes1, bes2, bes3, bes4) of the coil arrangement (a1) which are arranged beside each other in a plane, wherein each coil (ss1, ss2, ss3, ss4) forms an oscillating circuit (ress) together with at least one capacitor (cs1-4).. .
Paul Vahle Gmbh & Co. Kg


02/04/16
20160035301 

Active matrix display with adaptive charge sharing


Techniques are disclosed for controlling an active matrix display using adaptive charge sharing. Separate voltages applied to each column control line correspond to the image data for setting the grayscale level of the respective pixels.
Barnesandnoble.com Llc


02/04/16
20160035295 

Level shift circuit, electro-optical apparatus, and electronic equipment


To realize a level shift circuit with the small occupation area and capable of performing high-speed operation, a level shift circuit includes an electric potential converting unit that converts a first electric potential of an input signal to a third electric potential and converts a second electric potential of an input signal to a fourth electric potential. A capacitor includes first and second electrodes, the first electrode being electrically connected to the input unit, and the second electrode being electrically connected to an output node of the electric potential converting unit.
Seiko Epson Corporation


02/04/16
20160035287 

Systems and methods for compensating parasitic couplings in display panels


A display panel includes multiple pixel elements for composing an image and a control circuit for accessing each pixel element. The control circuit includes a data line for conducting a luminance signal and a selection line for conducting a selection signal.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


02/04/16
20160035283 

Display device


A display device includes dummy pixels adjacent to active pixels, and a controller to control pixel driving circuits in the active pixels and dummy driving circuits in the dummy pixels. The dummy driving circuit includes a pumping capacitor, and first and second transistors to connect an initialization voltage terminal to a dummy anode terminal.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035282 

Pixel circuit for an active-matrix organic light-emitting diode display


A pixel circuit for an active-matrix organic light-emitting diode display including an organic light-emitting diode and a driving circuit. The driving circuit includes six switches, a driving transistor, and a capacitor.
Everdisplay Optronics (shanghai) Limited


02/04/16
20160034049 

Position indicator and manufacturing method thereof


A position indicator includes: a chassis; a substrate disposed inside the chassis; a coil; capacitors disposed on the substrate; interconnects disposed on the substrate such that each at least partially connects a respective one of the capacitors to the coil in parallel; and pairs of land patterns. Each pair of land patterns includes a first land pattern and a second land pattern.
Wacom Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033988 

Power converter using charge pump divider and method therefor


A power converter uses a charge pump divider that includes a capacitive divider core and a phase clock generator. The capacitive divider core has an input for receiving an input voltage and an output for providing an output voltage.
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc


02/04/16
20160033834 

Liquid crsytal display


A display according to exemplary embodiments includes: a substrate; a first gate line, a second gate line, and a data line disposed on the substrate; a plurality of pixels including a first subpixel and a second subpixel connected to the first gate line and the data line, the first subpixel including a first subpixel electrode and the second subpixel including a second subpixel electrode; a first switching element connected to the first gate line and a first voltage line, and configured to control a voltage of a first capacitor connected to the first subpixel electrode; a second switching element connected to the second gate line, a second voltage line, and the first capacitor, and configured to control the voltage of the first capacitor; and a third switching element connected to the first gate line, the second subpixel electrode and configured to control the voltage of the second subpixel electrode.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033832 

Tft-lcd array substrate and manufacturing method thereof


The present invention provides a tft-lcd array substrate and a manufacturing method thereof, which comprises a gate line and a data line, wherein a pixel electrode and a thin film transistor are formed in a pixel region defined by the gate line and the data line, a first connecting electrode is further set in the pixel region, connected to the gate line through a first contact hole, and connected to the data line as well. By those mentioned above, the distance between the two electrodes of the storage capacitor is reduced such that the storage capacitance per unit area is increased in the present invention..
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033627 

Non-saturating receiver design and clamping structure for high power laser based rangefinding instruments


A non-saturating receiver design and clamping structure for high power laser rangefinders of especial utility with respect to pumped, monoblock lasers. The receiver comprises a photodiode and a transimpedance amplifier having at least first and second stages.
Kama-tech (hk) Limited


02/04/16
20160033585 

Sensor with micro break compensation


A sensor device includes a high voltage component, a sensor component and a charge storage component. The sensor component utilizes a low voltage supply.
Infineon Technologies Ag


02/04/16
20160033256 

Electronic interface for lvdt-type pressure transducers using piezoresistive sensors


Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a method that includes receiving, at first and second input terminals, first and second input voltages and maintaining the direction of the first and second input voltages and doubling the first and second input voltages. The method also includes measuring, by a wheatstone bridge, an applied physical parameter; outputting, to a capacitor, and to first and second operational amplifiers, first and second signals substantially indicative of the physical parameter; reducing, by the capacitor, a dc component of the first and second signals; amplifying, by the first and second operational amplifiers, the first and second signals; and adjusting, by a gain resistor, a differential output between first and second output voltages that correspond to the first and second signals output from the wheatstone bridge.
Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033255 

Angular displacement sensor of compliant material


Disclosed is an apparatus including an elongated structure extending between a first end and a second end. The elongated structure is compliant material that is flexible and bendable from a linear, non-bent position to multiple bendable positions and is an elastomer based material.
Bend Labs, Inc.


02/04/16
20160032347 

Novel for whole-cell bacterial bio-capacitor chip for detecting cellular stress induced by toxic chemicals


The present invention is directed to methods and a bio-capacitor sensing device for the detection of toxic chemicals using bacteria. The sensing platform comprises gold interdigitated capacitor with a defined geometry, a layer of carboxy-cnts immobilized with viable e.
Sabanci Universitesi


02/04/16
20160032131 

Polyvinyl acetal resin, slurry composition prepared therefrom, ceramic green sheet, and multilayer ceramic capacitor


A slurry composition, including: a polyvinyl acetal resin; a ceramic powder; and an organic solvent. The polyvinyl acetal resin has a degree of polymerization of from 200 to 6000, a content percentage of vinylester unit of from 0.01 to 30 mol %, and a degree of acetalization of from 55 to 83 mol %.
Kuraray Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160031713 

Activated carbon with high percentage mesoporosity, surface area, and total pore volume


A method of producing high grade activated carbon is introduced. The method entails providing soft wood biomass material pretreated to result in a mass of fermentation residual solids having a desired content of lignin.
Washington State University


02/04/16
20160031709 

Purified carbon nanotubes


The present invention relates to a method of preparing purified carbon nanotubes (cnts) comprising mixing starting cnts with an organic solvent in the presence of sonication; substantially removing the organic solvent to obtain a cnt composition; and heating the cnt composition at 200° c. Or higher to obtain the purified carbon nanotubes.
Yazaki Corporation


02/04/16
20160031704 

Capacitor with planarized bonding for cmos-mems integration


An integrated circuit (ic) structure is provided. The ic structure includes an ic substrate including active devices which are coupled together through a conductive interconnect structure arranged thereover.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160031391 

Dc power system for marine applications


A power system for a marine ship includes a plurality of protection zones, wherein at least two protection zones are coupled to each other via at least one bus-tie converter. Each of the protection zones includes a plurality of direct current (dc) buses and a plurality of power converters.
General Electric Company


02/04/16
20160030908 

Titanium oxide aerogel composites


The invention relates to titanium oxide aerogels, in particular to titanium oxide binary or ternary (e.g. Titanium oxide-carbon) aerogel monoliths possessing ordered meso- and macroporosity.
Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (epfl)


02/04/16
20160030756 

Energy efficient resonant driving circuit for magnetically coupled interaction with an implantable medical device


A driving circuit useful in a magnetic inductive coupling wireless communication system is disclosed. The circuit includes an inductor (coil; l) and capacitor (c) in series selectively coupled to a power source such as a rechargeable battery.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation


02/04/16
20160030755 

Implantable medical device with multi-function single coil


A combination charging and telemetry circuit for use within an implantable device, such as a microstimulator, uses a single coil for both charging and telemetry. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, one or more capacitors are used to tune the single coil to different frequencies, wherein the coil is used for multiple purposes, e.g., for receiving power from an external source and also for the telemetry of information to and from an external source..
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation


02/04/16
20160030104 

Methods for improving high frequency leakage of electrosurgical generators


The present disclosure is directed to an electrosurgical generator an h-bridge and a tank driven by the h-bridge. The tank includes a transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding.
Covidien Lp


01/28/16
20160029448 

Led driver and led driving method


A method of driving an led can include: (i) controlling a main power switch by a control circuit of an led driver; (ii) turning on an auxiliary power switch when the main power switch is turned on such that a dc bus voltage is provided to the main power switch through the auxiliary power switch, and the main power switch outputs a driving current to a load; (iii) charging a capacitor by the dc bus voltage through the auxiliary power switch when the main power switch is turned off, where the capacitor is charged until a voltage across the capacitor reaches a predetermined stable voltage; (iv) clamping the voltage across the capacitor at the predetermined stable voltage; and (v) using the clamping voltage across the capacitor as a supply voltage for the control circuit.. .
Silergy Semiconductor Technology (hangzhou) Ltd


01/28/16
20160029110 

Silicon condenser microphone


A silicon condenser microphone is disclosed. The silicon condenser microphone includes a substrate including a side surrounding a cavity, a transducer unit supported by the substrate, a partition positioned in the cavity of the substrate for dividing the cavity into an upper cavity and a lower cavity.
Aac Acoustic Technologies (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028986 

Imaging device and driving the same


An imaging device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a plurality of pixels. Each of the pixels has an active region including a first region and a second region with an electrode therebetween in plan view.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/28/16
20160028981 

Image processing device and image processing system including the same


An image processing device includes a switch signal generator, an amplifier, a ramp generator, and an attenuation control circuit. The switch signal generator generates switch control signals based on a level of an image signal that corresponds to a pixel signal output from a pixel.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028863 

Mobile wireless communications device with improved broadband antenna impedance matching


A mobile electronic device is provided. In one aspect, the mobile electronic device comprises a chassis including a ground plane; a processor carried by the chassis; a frequency tunable antenna carried by the chassis and fed by an inductor; a communications interface carried by the chassis and operative with the processor for receiving and transmitting rf signals via the frequency tunable antenna; audio circuitry carried by the chassis and operative with the communications interface and processor; an audio transducer having a coil in proximity to the frequency tunable antenna for at least one of receiving and transmitting audio signals from and to the audio circuitry; and at least one rf choke configured for blocking rf energy from the frequency tunable antenna through the audio transducer to the ground plane and decoupling the antenna from the audio transducer to minimize any detuning of antenna impedance match and degradation in antenna gain.
Blackberry Limited


01/28/16
20160028420 

Apparatus and methods for reconfigurable directional couplers in an rf transceiver with selectable phase shifters


Provided herein are apparatus and methods for reconfigurable directional couplers in an rf transceiver. Reconfigurable directional couplers can be reconfigured and designed to provide high directivity using configurable capacitors to effect a mutual coupling and using lumped components or delay lines to effect a phase shift.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028413 

2-phase switched capacitor flash adc


An input stage for a switched capacitor analog-to-digital converter has a differential voltage input receiving an input voltage, a differential reference voltage input receiving a chopped reference voltage, a common voltage connection, and a differential output. A pair of input capacitors is coupled between the differential voltage input and the differential output and a pair of reference capacitors is coupled between the differential reference voltage input.
Microchip Technology Incorporated


01/28/16
20160028393 

Field-effect transistor driver


A field-effect transistor (fet) driver is provided that includes an input modulator and an isolating capacitor. The input modulator is configured to output an alternating current (ac) signal.
Honeywell International Inc.


01/28/16
20160028386 

Delay circuit


A delay circuit includes a current circuit, a first current mirror circuit, a second current mirror circuit, a self-compensation circuit, and a delay capacitor. A fixed ratio is between the first current and the second current provided by the current circuit.
Green Solution Technology Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028366 

Duplexer


A duplexer includes a first band-pass filter and a second band-pass filter with a pass-band lower than the first band-pass filter. The first band-pass filter includes an unbalanced surface acoustic wave filter.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028362 

High power filter with single adjust for multiple channels


A rf filter system for filtering radio frequency is provided. A first plurality of capacitors, said first plurality of capacitors comprising at least a first capacitor and a second capacitor is provided.
Lam Research Corporation


01/28/16
20160028360 

Hybrid thrryristor controlled series capacitor and passive damping filter for series capacitors


Provided is a series capacitor for controlling a flow of power on a transmission line, and includes a filter circuit, and a thyristor-controlled circuit, wherein an interconnection and operation of the filter circuit and the thyristor-controlled circuit are performed based on a coordination of control thereof, to connect to a series capacitor bank on a transmission line.. .
Ge Energy Power Conversion Technology Ltd


01/28/16
20160028358 

Signal transmission cable and communication device module


A signal transmission cable including a high-q value band-elimination filter includes a first signal line conductor pattern including a first capacitor conductor portion and an inductor conductor portion on a first base layer. The first capacitor conductor portion includes a flat conductor, and the inductor conductor portion has a spiral shape.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028347 

Oscillator circuit and semiconductor device including the same


Controllability of an oscillator circuit is improved. The oscillator circuit has inverters in odd-numbered stages.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028342 

Electric motor drive device


An electric motor drive device which drives an electric motor includes switching elements which are respectively connected to output lines and correspond to upper and lower arms of respective phases, a control unit which controls the operations of the switching elements, a smoothing capacitor connected in parallel with series circuits of the upper and lower arms of the phases, and an abnormality detection unit. The abnormality detection unit detects a voltage value of a virtual neutral point as a value related to the state of insulation of each of the output lines and detects a ground fault of the output line, based on a tilt of a temporary change in the detected value..
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028328 

Varying capacitance rotating electrical machine


A varying capacitance rotating electrical machine provides capacitor elements, such as capacitor plates, that move with respect to each other as separated by a thin film of fluid, for example, air, on which one capacitor element floats. In one embodiment, multiple plates provide for three-phase operation.
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation


01/28/16
20160028323 

Semiconductor device


A semiconductor device comprising a rectifier circuit, wherein the rectifier circuit includes first and second input wires to which ac signals whose phases are inverted from each other are transmitted; a first transistor of a first conductive type which has a first power wire connected with a first transistor terminal and a gate connected with the first input wire; a second transistor of the first conductive type which has the first power wire connected with a first transistor terminal, and a gate connected with the second input wire; a third transistor of a second conductive type which has a second power wire connected with a first transistor terminal, a second transistor terminal connected with a second transistor terminal of the first transistor and a gate connected with the first input capacitor; and a fourth transistor of the second conductive type which has the second power wire connected with a first transistor terminal.. .
Renesas Electronics Corporation


01/28/16
20160028322 

Power supplying system, linear controlling module thereof, and controlling switching component


The linear controlling module of the present invention includes a controlling switch, a first resistor, a capacitor, and a second resistor. The controlling switch is electrically connected to a controlling signal outputting terminal of a power supplying device, the first resistor is electrically connected to the controlling switch, the capacitor is electrically connected to a electric power outputting terminal of the power supplying device and the first resistor, and the second resistor is electrically connected to the switch component of the power supplying device, the first resistor, and the capacitor.
Chicony Power Technology Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028318 

Systems and methods for constant voltage control and constant current control


System and method for regulating a power conversion system. A system controller for regulating a power conversion system includes a first controller terminal, a second controller terminal and a third controller terminal.
On-bright Electronics (shanghai) Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028310 

Supply regulation circuit with energy efficient digital control


A regulated voltage system with digital control to maintain a regulated voltage supply and protection against overcurrents is disclosed. A regulated supply voltage circuit including a voltage output and a charging capacitor is coupled to a direct current power source.
Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028306 

Charge pump circuit


A bipolar output charge pump circuit having a network of switching paths 110 for selectively connecting an input node (vv) and a reference node (vg) for connection to an input voltage, a first pair of output nodes (vp, vn), two pairs of flying capacitor nodes (cf1a, cf1b; cf2a, cf2b), and a controller for controlling the switching of the network of switching paths. The controller is operable to control the network of switching paths when in use with two flying capacitors (cf1, cf2) connected to the two pairs of flying capacitor nodes, to provide a first mode and a second mode when in use with two flying capacitors connected to the flying capacitor nodes, wherein at least the first mode corresponds to a bipolar output voltage of +/−3vv, +/−vv/5 or +/−vv/6..
Cirrus Logic International Semiconductor Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028304 

Boost inductor demagnetization detection for bridgeless boost pfc converter operating in boundary-conduction mode


A bridgeless converter includes a boost inductor connected in series with an alternating-current power source, a first series circuit including a first switching device and a second switching device connected in series with each other, a second series circuit including a third switching device and a fourth switching device connected in series with each other, a capacitor connected in parallel with the first series circuit and the second series circuit, and a magnetization sensing circuit including at least one auxiliary winding inductively coupled to the boost inductor.. .
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028303 

Black start of a multilevel voltage source converter


A voltage source converter includes a black start control unit and cells, where each cell includes a first switch between a first end of a cell capacitor and a first cell terminal, a second switch between a second end of the cell capacitor and the first cell terminal, where a second cell terminal is provided via the first or the second end of the cell capacitor, a first power supply unit and a second power supply unit, where the black start control unit is configured to perform, after the initial application of a dc voltage to a cell terminal of a cell and the subsequent initial charging of the chargeable power supply unit of one of the switches, charging of an uncharged power supply unit of the other switch through repeatedly turning on and off the switch with initially charged power supply unit.. .
Abb Technology Ltd


01/28/16
20160028302 

Protection of switched capacitor power converter


Transient or fault conditions for a switched capacitor power converter are detected by measuring one or more of internal voltages and/or currents associated with switching elements (e.g., transistors) or phase nodes, or voltages or currents at terminals of the converter, and based on these measurements detect that a condition has occurred when the measurements deviate from a predetermined range. Upon detection of the condition fault control circuitry alters operation of the converter, for example, by using a high voltage switch to electrically disconnect at least some of the switching elements from one or more terminals of the converter, or by altering timing characteristics of the phase signals..
Arctic Sand Technologies, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028247 

Supplying-end module for induction-type power supply system and signal analysis circuit therein


A signal analysis circuit for a supplying-end module includes a first voltage divider circuit, for attenuating a coil signal of a supplying-end coil; a first amplifier circuit, for obtaining parts of the attenuated coil signal higher than a reference voltage to output a half-wave signal; a first envelope detector, for performing envelope extraction on the half-wave signal to obtain a dc signal; a second voltage divider circuit, for attenuating the half-wave signal; a second amplifier circuit, for obtaining parts of the attenuated half-wave signal higher than the dc signal to output an amplified half-wave signal; a second envelope detector, for performing envelope extraction on the amplified half-wave signal to generate an envelope signal; a coupling capacitor, for filtering out the dc component of the envelope signal; a third voltage divider circuit, for combining the ac component of the envelope signal with a dc voltage to retrieve a trigger signal.. .
Fu Da Tong Technology Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028241 

Electric power transmission device, and electric power reception device and vehicle including the same


In connection with a filter circuit, an inductance of a coil is set to z01/ω, a capacitance of a capacitor is set to (a1+1)/(a1·ω·z01), an inductance of a coil is set to a1·z01/ω, and a capacitance of a capacitor is set to (a1+1)/(a12·ω·z01), where ω represents a frequency of an inverter, a1 represents a ratio of an output voltage to an input voltage of the filter circuit, and z01 represents any design value.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


01/28/16
20160028225 

Surge protective network signal processing circuit assembly


A surge protective network signal processing circuit assembly includes a network chip, a network connector and a processing circuit including a plurality of two-wire channels electrically connected in parallel between the network chip and the network connector and a plurality of signal coupling capacitors respectively mounted in the two-wire channels and electrically connected in parallel and grounded for discharging instantaneous high voltage surges.. .
Ajoho Enterprise Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028224 

Three-level inverter


A series circuit of capacitors and a series circuit of semiconductor switches such as sic-mosfets are connected in parallel to a direct current power source, and one end of a bidirectional switch formed of semiconductor switches, such as igbts, and diodes, such as sic-sbds (silicon carbide schottky barrier diodes), is connected to a series connection point (an m point) of the capacitors, while the other end of the bidirectional switch is connected to a series connection point of the semiconductor switches, in a three-level inverter that outputs three voltage levels by operating the semiconductor switches so as to satisfy at least one of the condition that the peak value of an alternating current output voltage vo is a value of 80% or more of the voltage of the capacitors and the condition that an output power factor is 0.8 or more.. .
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028222 

Circuit breaking arrangement


A circuit breaking arrangement is disclosed, which is adapted to be coupled to a transmission line arranged to carry direct current for controllably effecting discontinuation of flow of direct current in the transmission line. The circuit breaking arrangement includes a current interrupter unit, which is adapted to, when actuated, interrupt current in the transmission line, and at least one resonance circuit.
Abb Technology Ltd


01/28/16
20160028159 

Near field communication antenna


An antenna of a near field wireless communication device is provided. The antenna may include: a source coil pattern formed on one surface of a flexible printed circuit board (fpcb) and formed with a first conductive line between a first antenna port and a second antenna port; a resonance coil pattern formed with a second conductive line, which electrically separates from the source coil pattern; and a capacitor pattern electrically connected to the second conductive line, wherein one terminal of the capacitor pattern is connected to a first terminal of the second conductive line and the other terminal of the capacitor pattern is connected to a second terminal of the second conductive line through a third conductive line formed on the other surface of the fpcb..

01/28/16
20160028147 

Apparatus and methods for reconfigurable directional couplers in an rf transceiver with controllable capacitive coupling


Provided herein are apparatus and methods for reconfigurable directional couplers in an rf transceiver. Reconfigurable directional couplers can be reconfigured and designed to provide high directivity using configurable capacitors to effect a mutual coupling and using lumped components or delay lines to effect a phase shift.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028122 

Partially and fully surface-enabled alkali metal ion-exchanging energy storage devices


A surface-enabled, metal ion-exchanging battery device comprising a cathode, an anode, a porous separator, and a metal ion-containing electrolyte, wherein the metal ion is selected from (a) non-li alkali metals; (b) alkaline-earth metals; (c) transition metals; (d) other metals such as aluminum (al); or (e) a combination thereof; and wherein at least one of the electrodes contains therein a metal ion source prior to the first charge or discharge cycle of the device and at least the cathode comprises a functional material or nano-structured material having a metal ion-capturing functional group or metal ion-storing surface in direct contact with said electrolyte, and wherein the operation of the battery device does not involve the introduction of oxygen from outside the device and does not involve the formation of a metal oxide, metal sulfide, metal selenide, metal telluride, metal hydroxide, or metal-halogen compound. This energy storage device has a power density significantly higher than that of a lithium-ion battery and an energy density dramatically higher than that of a supercapacitor..

01/28/16
20160028102 

Battery with embedded fiber optic cable


A method of fabricating an electrochemical energy storage cell such as a battery or supercapacitor involves positioning a portion of a fiber optic cable that includes at least one optical fiber sensor over a current collector layer. The electrode material of the energy storage cell is deposited over the current collector layer and the fiber optic cable..
Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated






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