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Cross-point memory cells, non-volatile memory arrays, methods of reading a memory cell, methods of programming a memory…

Micron Technology

Cross-point memory cells, non-volatile memory arrays, methods of reading a memory cell, methods of programming a memory…

Apparatus and method for electrical stability compensation

Apparatus and method for electrical stability compensation

Apparatus and method for electrical stability compensation

Regenerative and ramping acceleration (rara) snubbers for isolated and tapped-inductor converters

Date/App# patent app List of recent Capacitor-related patents
03/26/15
20150087953
 Non-invasive intraocular pressure sensor patent thumbnailnew patent Non-invasive intraocular pressure sensor
A non-invasive intraocular pressure sensor adapted to be configured on an eyeball is provided. The non-invasive intraocular pressure sensor includes a sensing unit and a readout circuit.
National Chiao Tung University
03/26/15
20150087130
 Dram mim capacitor using non-noble electrodes patent thumbnailnew patent Dram mim capacitor using non-noble electrodes
A method for forming a capacitor stack includes forming a first bottom electrode layer including a conductive metal nitride material. A second bottom electrode layer is formed above the first bottom electrode layer.
Intermolecular, Inc.
03/26/15
20150086881
 Large-grain graphene thin film current collector and secondary batteries containing same patent thumbnailnew patent Large-grain graphene thin film current collector and secondary batteries containing same
A unitary graphene-based current collector in a battery or capacitor. The current collector is or contains a unitary graphene layer that is composed of closely packed and chemically bonded parallel graphene planes having an inter-graphene plane spacing of 0.335 to 0.40 nm and an oxygen content less than 5% by weight (more typically 0.001% to 1%), an average grain size larger than 5 μm (more typically >100 μm; some as large as >cm), a physical density higher than 1.8 g/cm3, and is obtained from heat-treating a graphene oxide gel at a temperature higher than 100° c.
03/26/15
20150086250
 Image forming apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member; a transfer unit for transferring a toner image from the image bearing member onto the recording material; a fixing unit for fixing the toner image on the recording material; an electroconductive member contactable to the recording material; a resistance element connected with the electroconductive member; and a capacitor element connected with the electroconductive member, wherein the electroconductive member is disposed so as to be nipped simultaneously by the transfer nip and the fixing nip and so as to be contacted by the recording material, and the electroconductive member and the capacitor element are connected in parallel between the electroconductive member and a ground potential.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
03/26/15
20150086229
 Developing device, image forming apparatus and toner concentration detecting method patent thumbnailnew patent Developing device, image forming apparatus and toner concentration detecting method
A developing device includes multiple developing units, and multiple toner concentration sensors. The multiple developing units contain respective developers.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
03/26/15
20150085585
 Nvm device using fn tunneling with parallel powered source and drain patent thumbnailnew patent Nvm device using fn tunneling with parallel powered source and drain
A nonvolatile memory (“nvm”) bitcell includes a capacitor, a transistor, and a tunneling device. The capacitor, transistor, and tunneling device are each electrically coupled to different active regions and metal contacts.
Synopsys, Inc.
03/26/15
20150085565
 Cross-point memory cells, non-volatile memory arrays, methods of reading a memory cell, methods of programming a memory cell, methods of writing to and reading from a memory cell, and computer systems patent thumbnailnew patent Cross-point memory cells, non-volatile memory arrays, methods of reading a memory cell, methods of programming a memory cell, methods of writing to and reading from a memory cell, and computer systems
Cross-point memory cells, non-volatile memory arrays, methods of reading a memory cell, methods of programming a memory cell, and methods of writing to and reading from a memory cell are described. In one embodiment, a cross-point memory cell includes a word line extending in a first direction, a bit line extending in a second direction different from the first direction, the bit line and the word line crossing without physically contacting each other, and a capacitor formed between the word line and the bit line where such cross.
Micron Technology, Inc.
03/26/15
20150085537
 Control method, power converting circuit and ac-dc power converter using the same patent thumbnailnew patent Control method, power converting circuit and ac-dc power converter using the same
In one embodiment, a method of controlling an ac-dc power converter, can include: (i) receiving, by a filter capacitor, a first branch current from an input current of the ac-dc power converter; (ii) receiving, by a power converting circuit, a second branch current from the input current; (iii) receiving, by the power converting circuit, a feedback signal that represents an output signal of the power converting circuit, and a triangular wave signal that is determined by the first branch current; (iv) generating a first conduction time based on the feedback signal such that the power converting circuit produces a first converting current; and (v) generating a second conduction time based on the triangular wave signal such that the power converting circuit produces a second converting current having a same absolute value as the first branch current.. .
Silergy Semiconductor Technology (hangzhou) Ltd
03/26/15
20150085535
 Llc single stage power factor correction converter patent thumbnailnew patent Llc single stage power factor correction converter
A single stage pfc llc power converter is consist of two transformer, one forward transformer, one main transformer. The first winding of the forward transformer is connected with a capacitor in series then paralleled with another capacitor and this circuit is connected with the primary winding of the main transformer in series as primary load circuit in llc power converter, the energy through the main transformer is transferred to the secondary circuit and the energy through the first winding of the forward transformer is transferred to the second winding of the forward transformer to correct the input current waveform..
03/26/15
20150085534
 Regenerative and ramping acceleration (rara) snubbers for isolated and tapped-inductor converters patent thumbnailnew patent Regenerative and ramping acceleration (rara) snubbers for isolated and tapped-inductor converters
A voltage converter circuit comprising a primary inductor; a secondary inductor, at least a portion of the second inductor being mutually coupled to the primary inductor; a rectifier diode connected to the secondary inductor such that the rectifier diode turns off when current flows in the secondary inductor in a first direction; and a snubber circuit arranged to charge a first snubber capacitor with the current flowing through the secondary inductor after the rectifier diode turns off; the snubber circuit being arranged to discharge the first snubber capacitor by complementing the current in the secondary inductor after the flow of the current in the secondary inductor is inverted.. .
03/26/15
20150085428
new patent

Solid electrolytic capacitor and manufacturing same


A solid electrolytic capacitor comprises a positive electrode, a dielectric layer, a silane coupling layer, a conductive polymer layer, and a negative electrode layer. The dielectric layer is provided on the positive electrode.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150085425
new patent

Supercapacitor electrodes and associated methods of manufacturing


Electrodes and their associated methods of manufacturing are disclosed. An electrode comprises a metal body, a conductive coating, and a metal oxide layer.
03/26/15
20150085424
new patent

Synthesis of three-dimensional graphene foam: use as supercapacitors


The invention relates to three-dimensional crystalline foams with high surface areas, high lithium capacity, and high conductivity for use as electrode materials and methods for their fabrication. In additional embodiments, the invention also relates to the use of three-dimensional crystalline foams as supercapacitors for improved charge and energy storage..
National University Of Singapore
03/26/15
20150085423
new patent

Structural supercapacitors


The present disclosure relates to solid polymer electrolytes, prepolymer compositions, and their uses in the preparation of capacitors.. .
The Arizona Board Of Regents, A Body Corporate Act For And On Behalf Of
03/26/15
20150085422
new patent

Multilayer ceramic capacitor and manufacturing the same


A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes a ceramic body including dielectric layers; first and second internal electrodes facing each other while having the dielectric layer disposed therebetween, and alternately exposed to end surfaces of the ceramic body; first and second external electrodes electrically connected to the first and second internal electrodes, wherein each of the first and second external electrodes includes a first external electrode layer formed of material containing copper and glass and extending from an end surface of the ceramic body to portions of main and side surfaces of the ceramic body; a second external electrode layer formed of material containing glass, disposed on the first external electrode layer, and being shorter than the first external electrode layer to expose portion of the first external electrode layer; and a third external electrode layer formed of material containing copper and glass and covering the first and second external electrode layers.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150085417
new patent

Electrical energy saving system


A system for conditioning the three-phase alternating current electric power, including a first phase, a second phase, a third phase, and a neutral line, supplied to a load includes a plurality of first surge arresters, a plurality of second surge arresters, a plurality of third surge arresters, a three-phase surge suppressor, and a plurality of capacitors. The surge arresters minimize the amount by which the voltage between two phases and the neutral line exceeds a rated value.
Black Hawk Energy Products Llc
03/26/15
20150085415
new patent

Passive circuit for improved failure mode handling in power electronics modules


A power electronics module for enhancing short circuit failure mode (scfm) transitions. The module is adapted to disconnect a gate unit from the module using a first switch, upon a failure of at least one of a plurality of semiconductor chips during which the failed chip enters an scfm, and connect a passive circuit arrangement, including at least one capacitor and at least one resistor, to the module using a second switch.
Abb Research Ltd
03/26/15
20150084918
new patent

High resolution capacitance to code converter


An integration circuit including a first capacitor is operatively coupled to a comparator. The comparator is configured to compare a first capacitor voltage of the first capacitor to a reference voltage and produce a first comparator output based on the comparison.
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
03/26/15
20150084847
new patent

Dc-dc converter and display apparatus having the same


A direct-current-to-direct-current (“dc-dc”) converter includes an inductor to which an input voltage is applied, a diode connected to the inductor, a switching element connected between the inductor and the diode, a capacitor group disposed adjacent to the diode and comprising one or more capacitors, and an output voltage pattern connected to the diode and the capacitor group and which outputs an output voltage, where the capacitor group covers a first side of the output voltage pattern and a second side of the output voltage pattern opposite to the first side of the output voltage pattern.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150084843
new patent

Pixel driving circuit, driving method thereof and display apparatus


Provided are a pixel driving circuit, a driving method thereof and a display apparatus. The pixel driving circuit includes an electroluminescent element, a driving transistor, a switch unit, a charging unit, a compensation unit, a cutoff unit and a storage unit.
Chengdu Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150084802
new patent

Signal processing device and signal processing method


According to an embodiment, a signal processing device includes an integrator, a setting unit, and an analog-to-digital converter. The integrator is configured to integrate an electrical charge corresponding to electromagnetic waves.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
03/26/15
20150084798
new patent

A/d conversion system


An input signal is quantized by a quantizer after being passed through plural loop filters. A last-stage loop filter is formed of an operational amplifier for generating an output signal, a sampling capacitor for sampling the input signal, an integrating capacitor for integrating the signal sampled by the capacitor and plural switches for switching over signal paths.
Denso Corporation
03/26/15
20150084754
new patent

Methods and systems related to remote power loss detection


Remote power loss detection. At least some of the example embodiments are methods including: tracking location of an asset by an onboard device mechanically coupled to the asset, the onboard device electrically coupled to a source of power of the asset, and the onboard device receiving power from the asset; charging a supercapacitor coupled to the onboard device; and then detecting a complete loss of power provided to the onboard device, and the detecting by the onboard device; and after the complete loss of power sending a message by wireless transmission, the sending based on power derived from the supercapacitor, and the message including an indication of a last known voltage provide by the asset prior to the complete loss of power, and the sending by the onboard device after the complete loss of power..
Gordon*howard Associates, Inc.
03/26/15
20150084715
new patent

Output match directional coupler


A directional coupler that provides directional coupling and an impedance transformation is disclosed. In one embodiment, the directional coupler includes a low pass filter having a filter inductor that is coupled between an input port and an output port and a filter capacitor coupled between the output port and ground.
Rf Micro Devices, Inc.
03/26/15
20150084701
new patent

Integrated power supply and modulator for radio frequency power amplifiers


An integrated power supply and modulator system includes integrated power supply and modulator system includes three subsystems: a switched-capacitor voltage balancer stage; a magnetic regulation stage; and at least one output switching stage. In one embodiment, the integrated power supply and modulator system further includes startup circuitry, feedback/feedforward circuitry and control circuitry..
Eta Devices, Inc.
03/26/15
20150084698
new patent

Power amplifier circuit


Linearity and power efficiency in a power amplifier circuit are enhanced. The power amplifier circuit includes a first transistor that amplifies a signal input to the base and that outputs the amplified signal from the collector and a first capacitor that is disposed between the base and the collector of the first transistor and that has voltage dependency of a capacitance value lower than that of a base-collector parasitic capacitance value of the first transistor..
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150084697
new patent

Amplifier


An amplifier is disclosed that avoids an increase in circuit scale and an increase in power consumption, and easily avoids the odd-order harmonics. This amplifier includes a mos transistor including a plurality of gate fingers or a plurality of mos transistors each including a single gate finger; a dielectric capacitor that is added to each of the gate fingers; and a variable resistor that is connected between an input terminal to which an ac signal is input, and a gate input terminal.
Panasonic Corporation
03/26/15
20150084685
new patent

Cascode transistor and controlling cascode transistor


A cascode transistor includes: a first switch; a second switch that has a withstand voltage higher than that of the first switch and is cascade coupled to a drain of the first switch; and a circuit in which a third switch and a capacitor are coupled in series with each other and that is provided between a connection node and a source of the first switch, the connection node being a node at which the first switch and the second switch are coupled to each other.. .
Fujitsu Limited
03/26/15
20150084674
new patent

Detection circuit for detecting signal amplitude


A detection circuit includes a differential circuit including a pair of differential transistors configured to receive the input differential signal and a first current source, the pair of the differential transistors having a common output terminal connected to the first current source, a hold capacitor connected between the common output terminal and a reference potential for generating a hold potential, a level sensing circuit configured to sense a voltage level of the input differential signal and output a switching signal, and a switch configured to receive the switching signal and electrically connect the common output terminal and a second current source when the switching signal exceeds a threshold level being lower than the hold potential by a predetermined amount, and electrically disconnect the common output terminal and the second current source when the switching signal stays lower than the threshold level.. .
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
03/26/15
20150084639
new patent

Apparatus and estimating parameter of secondary battery


Disclosed is an apparatus and method for estimating a parameter of a secondary battery. The apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a sensor means configured to measure a plurality of current-voltage data while a charging current decreases when a secondary battery is charged in such a pattern that the charging current increases to a peak value and then decreases, and a control means configured to receive an input of the plurality of current-voltage data from the sensor means, calculate a linear approximation equation representing a correlation between a current and a voltage from the plurality of current-voltage data, estimate an open-circuit voltage (ocv) of the secondary battery by reflecting a polarization voltage of the secondary battery quantified through a resistor-capacitor (rc) circuit on a y intercept of the linear approximation equation, and estimate a state of charge (soc) of the secondary battery from the estimated ocv..
Lg Chem, Ltd.
03/26/15
20150084612
new patent

Feed control inductive load


In a feed control apparatus that controls a feed state for an inductive load by controlling the opening and closing of a load opening and closing element connected in series to the inductive load, a free-wheeling circuit element employing a field effect transistor is connected in parallel to the inductive load so that a capacitor is charged by opening the free-wheeling circuit element when the load opening and closing element is closed and the free-wheeling circuit element is closed by charges charged to the capacitor when the load opening and closing element is opened. A connection is made in polarity in which a closed-circuit conduction direction in the free-wheeling circuit element is the same as a conduction direction in an internal parasitic diode of the free-wheeling circuit element, and the free-wheeling circuit element conducts backward by a small-capacity capacitor.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
03/26/15
20150084611
new patent

Boost converter with reduced switching loss and methods of operating the same


An apparatus, e.g., a boost converter, includes a first switch configured to be coupled to an inductor and to support a charging current in the inductor from a power source and at least two serially-coupled second switches coupled in parallel with the first switch and configured to selectively route current from the inductor to at least two serially-connected capacitors. The apparatus may further include a control circuit configured to operate the first switch and the plurality of second switches..
Cree, Inc.
03/26/15
20150084608
new patent

Voltage detection method and circuit and associated switching power supply


In one embodiment, a method of detecting a voltage can include: (i) generating a first current according to a first voltage and a converting resistor; (ii) charging a detection capacitor by the first current during a first time period of a switching cycle of a switching power supply; (iii) charging the detection capacitor by a second current during a second time period of the switching cycle; (iv) detecting a voltage across the detection capacitor to obtain a detection voltage at an end time of the second time period, where the first time period includes a rising portion of a current flowing through the inductor, and the second time period includes a decreasing portion of the inductor current; and (v) determining a state of a present output voltage of the switching power supply according to the detection voltage.. .
Silergy Semiconductor Technology (hangzhou) Ltd
03/26/15
20150084607
new patent

Power supply apparatus


A power supply apparatus includes a power supply section and a control section. The power supply section includes a first switch which performs switching of power-supply output, an inductor and a capacitor which form an lc circuit that resonates current flowing through the first switch, and a second switch which changes capacitance of the capacitor.
Fujitsu Limited
03/26/15
20150084562
new patent

Methods and systems for reducing conducted electromagnetic interference


A drive circuit is provided for reducing conducted electromagnetic interference provided by a power line to a motor controller. The drive circuit includes an emi filter having first and second emi filter input terminals, and first and second emi filter output terminals.
Regal Beloit America, Inc.
03/26/15
20150084538
new patent

Apparatus and electrical stability compensation


Provided is an apparatus and method for electrical stability compensation. The apparatus includes a drive transistor connecting a power supply to a load, a first variable capacitor having a gate and a source, and a switch transistor for controlling a connection between a programming signal source and a gate of the drive transistor.
03/26/15
20150084528
new patent

Power supply device and luminaire


According to one embodiment, a power supply device includes a rectifier circuit, a smoothing capacitor, and a normally on type transistor. The rectifier circuit is configured to rectify an alternating current supplied from a voltage source.
Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
03/26/15
20150084428
new patent

Wireless power transfer system and driving method thereof


A wireless power transmission system according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention transmits power from a primary side to a secondary side, and includes: a secondary coil provided at the secondary side; a capacitor and a control switch electrically coupled in series between lateral ends of the secondary coil; and a regulation controller controlling a switching operation of the control switch according to a result of comparison between a control signal synchronized by a frequency at the primary side and a feedback signal corresponding to an output of the wireless power transmission system.. .
Fairchild Korea Semiconductor Ltd
03/26/15
20150084161
new patent

Mixed mode rc clamps


A system interconnect includes a first resistor-capacitor (rc) clamp having a first rc time constant. The system interconnect also includes second rc clamps having a second rc time constant.
Qualcomm Incorporated
03/26/15
20150084160
new patent

Semiconductor device and manufacturing the same


A ferroelectric capacitor formed above a semiconductor substrate includes a lower electrode, a dielectric film (ferroelectric film) having ferroelectric characteristics, and an upper electrode. The upper electrode includes a conductive oxide film made of a ferroelectric material to which conductivity is provided by adding a conductive material such as ir, and the conductive oxide film is in contact with the dielectric film..
Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
03/26/15
20150084107
new patent

Capacitor device


In some embodiments, a capacitor device includes a metal-oxide-metal (mom) capacitor array and a varactor array configured overlapping with the mom capacitor array. The mom capacitor array includes a first mom capacitor unit.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.
03/26/15
20150084051
new patent

Electronic device, test board, and semiconductor device manufacturing method


Electrical characteristics of a mounting board over which a semiconductor device is mounted is improved. A mounting board (wiring board) includes a plurality of first through holes and second through holes extending from its upper surface bearing a semiconductor device (semiconductor package) to its lower surface and through-hole wirings formed in the respective through holes.
Renesas Electronics Corporation
03/26/15
20150084047
new patent

Semiconductor device


A semiconductor device including a transistor and a capacitor which occupies a small area is provided. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor, a first and second conductive films each including a first region in contact with a top surface of the semiconductor and a second region in contact with a side surface of the semiconductor, a first insulating film including a third region in contact with the semiconductor, a third conductive film including a fourth region facing the semiconductor with the first insulating film therebetween, and a fourth conductive film comprising a sixth region facing the second region of the first conductive film with the second insulating film therebetween..
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150084046
new patent

Semiconductor device


A semiconductor device including a transistor and a capacitor which occupies a small area is provided. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor, first and second conductive films each comprising a region in contact with top and side surfaces of the semiconductor, a first insulating film comprising a region in contact with the top and side surfaces of the semiconductor, a third conductive film comprising a region facing the top and side surfaces of the semiconductor with the first insulating film therebetween, a second insulating film which is in contact with the first conductive film and comprises an opening, a fourth conductive film comprising a region in contact with the opening, a third insulating film comprising a region facing the opening with the fourth conductive film therebetween, and a fifth conductive film comprising a region facing the fourth conductive film with the third insulating film therebetween..
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150084045
new patent

Semiconductor device


An oxide semiconductor film with a low density of defect states is formed. In addition, an oxide semiconductor film with a low impurity concentration is formed.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150084002
new patent

Methods for integrating and forming optically transparent devices on surfaces


An apparatus, system, and/or method are described to enable optically transparent reconfigurable integrated electrical components, such as antennas and rf circuits to be integrated into an optically transparent host platform, such as glass. In one embodiment, an ag nw film may be configured as a transparent conductor for antennas and/or as interconnects for passive circuit components, such as capacitors or resistors.
Hrl Laboratories Llc
03/26/15
20150083978
new patent

Composite perovskite powder, preparation method thereof, and paste composition for internal electrode having the same


There are provided a composite perovskite powder, a preparation method thereof, and a paste composition for an internal electrode having the same, the composite perovskite powder capable of preventing ions from being eluted from an aqueous system at the time of synthesis while being ultra-atomized, such that when the composite perovskite powder is used as an inhibitor powder for an internal electrode, sintering properties of the internal electrode may be deteriorated, and sintering properties of a dielectric material may be increased; accordingly, connectivity of the internal electrode may be improved, and permittivity and reliability of a multilayer ceramic capacitor (mlcc) may be increased.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150083477
new patent

Multilayer ceramic capacitor and board for mounting of the same


A multilayer ceramic capacitor may include a ceramic body including a plurality of dielectric layers; a first internal electrode disposed in the ceramic body and exposed to a first side surface in a width direction of the ceramic body and a second internal electrode disposed in the ceramic body and exposed to the first side surface in the width direction of the ceramic body; and first to third external electrodes disposed on the first side surface in the width direction of the ceramic body.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150083315
new patent

Method and device for manufacturing capacitor element


A method for manufacturing a capacitor element includes singulating a mother block into a plurality of laminate blocks having a shape of an elongated, substantially rectangular parallelepiped, by dividing the mother block in rows; rolling each of the plurality of laminate blocks; and singulating each of the plurality of laminate blocks into a plurality of laminate chips having a shape of a substantially rectangular parallelepiped, by dividing the plurality of laminate blocks after rolling in columns. The step of rolling each of the plurality of laminate blocks includes the step of moving the plurality of laminate blocks placed on a stage, along a direction in which the plurality of laminate blocks are arranged side by side, thereby sequentially pushing each of the plurality of laminate blocks to an end portion of the stage and causing each of the plurality of laminate blocks to rotationally fall from the end portion..
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
03/19/15
20150082069

Accelerating microprocessor core wake up via charge from capacitance tank without introducing noise on power grid of running microprocessor cores


A mechanism is provided for an integrated circuit with power gating. A power switch is configured to connect and disconnect circuits to a common voltage source.
International Business Machines Corporation
03/19/15
20150082065

Accelerating microprocessor core wake up via charge from capacitance tank without introducing noise on power grid of running microprocessor cores


A mechanism is provided for an integrated circuit with power gating. A power switch is configured to connect and disconnect circuits to a common voltage source.
International Business Machines Corporation
03/19/15
20150081147

Hybrid working machine and controlling hybrid working machine


A hybrid excavator includes an engine, a generator motor, a capacitor, a swing motor, a transformer, a transformer temperature sensor, a capacitor temperature sensor, and a hybrid controller. An overheat suppression control unit of the hybrid controller changes the amount of power regenerated by the swing motor supplied to the capacitor and the amount of power regenerated by the swing motor supplied to the generator motor based on a temperature of the transformer detected by the transformer temperature sensor and a temperature of the capacitor detected by the capacitor temperature sensor..
Komatsu Ltd.
03/19/15
20150080978

Method and applying rectilinear biphasic power waveform to a load


A system and method to deliver a therapeutic quantity of energy to a patient. The system includes a capacitor having a rated energy storage capacity substantially equal to the therapeutic quantity of energy, a boost converter coupled with the capacitor and constructed to release energy from the capacitor at a substantially constant current for a time interval, and an h-bridge circuit coupled with the boost converter and constructed to apply the substantially constant current in a biphasic voltage waveform to the patient.
Zoll Medical Corporation
03/19/15
20150079698

Thermal treatment for reducing transistor performance variation in ferroelectric memories


Thermal treatment of a semiconductor wafer in the fabrication of integrated circuits including mos transistors and ferroelectric capacitors, including those using lead-zirconium-titanate (pzt) ferroelectric material, to reduce variation in the electrical characteristics of the transistors. Thermal treatment of the wafer in a nitrogen-bearing atmosphere in which hydrogen is essentially absent is performed after formation of the transistors and capacitor.
Texas Instruments Incorporated
03/19/15
20150078763

Optical module and optical transmitter


An optical module includes a waveguide substrate including an optical waveguide and electrodes that apply electronic signals to the optical waveguide; a relay substrate disposed adjacent to the waveguide substrate; a terminal substrate disposed adjacent to the waveguide substrate and opposite to the relay substrate across the waveguide substrate; and a carrier substrate on which the waveguide substrate, the relay substrate, and the terminal substrate are mounted. The electrodes have a first interconnect unit from the relay substrate to the terminal substrate via the waveguide substrate and second interconnect units from the first interconnect unit and branching on the terminal substrate.
Fujitsu Optical Components Limited
03/19/15
20150078086

Multi-task concurrent/pipeline nand operations on all planes


This invention provides a 2-level bl-hierarchical nand memory architecture and associated concurrent operations applicable to both 2d and 3d hinand2 memory arrays. New latch designs in block-decoder and segment-decoder with one common dedicated metal0 power line per one 2n-bit dynamic page buffer (dpb) formed in corresponding 2n broken-lbl metal1 line capacitors for program and per one 2n-bit segment dpb formed in corresponding 2n local lbl metal1 line capacitors for read are provided for performing concurrent and pipeline operations of multiple-wl program, read, erase-verify, and program-verify in dispersed blocks in a same or multiple different nand planes with much enhanced array flexibility and multiple-fold performance improvements..
Aplus Flash Technology, Inc
03/19/15
20150078080

Nand array hiarchical bl structures for multiple-wl and all-bl simultaneous erase, erase-verify, program, program-verify, and read operations


Several 2d and 3d hinand flash memory arrays with 1-level or 2-level broken bl-hierarchical structures are provided for multiple whole-wl and all-bl simultaneous operations in dispersed blocks. The global bit line (gbl) is divided to multiple 1(top)-level broken metal2 gbls plus optional lower-level broken metal1 local bit lines (lbls).
Aplus Flash Technology, Inc
03/19/15
20150078066

Semiconductor memory device and driving semiconductor memory device


A novel semiconductor memory device whose power consumption is low is provided. A source of a writing transistor wtr_n_m, a gate of a reading transistor rtr_n_m, and one electrode of a capacitor cs_n_m are connected to each other.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
03/19/15
20150078062

Programmable diode array for high density otp application


A device for one-time-programmable (otp) memory may include a capacitor formed by a conductive layer, an oxide layer, and a semiconductor well, and a diode that is formed after programing the device. The device may be programmable by applying a voltage between the conductive layer and the semiconductor well.
Broadcom Corporation
03/19/15
20150078044

Power conversion apparatus


A power conversion apparatus includes: a horizontal switching element having a front surface and a rear surface, including a first electrode and a second electrode on the front surface, and having a first current path between the first electrode and the second electrode; a snubber capacitor electrically connected to the horizontal switching element; a first substrate on which the snubber capacitor is mounted, the first substrate being connected to the first electrode and the second electrode on the front surface of the horizontal switching element; and a second current path through which an electric current flows in a direction approximately opposite to the first current path that is a path allowing an electric current to flow between the first electrode and the second electrode of the horizontal switching element, the second current path being provided in the first substrate and disposed at a position opposite to the first current path.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
03/19/15
20150077905

Solid electrolytic capacitor


A solid electrolytic capacitor may include: a capacitor body containing a tantalum powder and having a tantalum wire formed on one end portion thereof; a mounting board formed on a lower surface of the capacitor body and including an insulating layer and wiring layers formed on an upper surface and a lower surface of the insulating layer; a side electrode contacting an end portion of the tantalum wire and connected to the wiring layers of the mounting board; and a molding part enclosing the capacitor body and the tantalum wire. The mounting board may have a via electrode penetrating through the insulating layer and electrically connecting the wiring layers formed on the upper surface and the lower surface of the insulating layer..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
03/19/15
20150077904

Solid electrolytic capacitor and production method thereof


A solid electrolytic capacitor of the present invention includes: a capacitor element having an anode wire inserted in one side surface thereof; a cathode terminal disposed on one side under the capacitor element to be electrically connected to the capacitor element; an anode terminal disposed on the other side under the capacitor element and having a bending portion integrally formed to be inclined to the capacitor element for electrical connection with the anode wire; and a molding portion surrounding the outside of the capacitor element and formed to expose lower surfaces of the cathode terminal and the anode terminal.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
03/19/15
20150077903

Solid electrolytic capacitor


An electrically conductive polymer composition has high electrical conductivity, excellent water resistance, high density, and excellent smoothness. Also disclosed is a solid electrolyte capacitor which is prevented from the reduction in electrical conductivity, has low esr, and also has excellent reliability.
Nec Tokin Corporation
03/19/15
20150077902

Electro-polymerized coating for a wet electrolytic capacitor


A wet electrolytic capacitor that contains a casing within which is positioned an anode formed from an anodically oxidized sintered porous body and a fluidic working electrolyte is provided. The casing contains a conductive coating disposed on a surface of a metal substrate.
Avx Corporation
03/19/15
20150077901

Wet electrolytic capacitor containing a composite coating


A wet electrolytic capacitor that contains a casing within which is positioned an anode formed from an anodically oxidized sintered porous body and a fluidic working electrolyte is provided. The casing contains a composite coating disposed on a surface of a metal substrate.
Avx Corporation
03/19/15
20150077900

Wet electrolytic capacitor containing a hydrogen protection layer


A wet electrolytic capacitor that contains a casing within which is positioned an anode formed from an anodically oxidized sintered porous body and a fluidic working electrolyte is provided. The casing contains a metal substrate over which is disposed a hydrogen protection layer that contains a plurality of sintered agglomerates formed from a valve metal composition.
Avx Corporation
03/19/15
20150077899

Graphene-based metallic polymer double-layer supercapacitor


A multilayered graphene-based supercapacitor, including a generally planar separator with a plurality of graphene sheets on each side of the separator, wherein each of the graphene sheets on each side of the separator are separated by a layer of electrically conductive metallic adhesive or encapsulant.. .
03/19/15
20150077898

Multilayer ceramic electronic part and manufacturing the same


There is provided a multilayer ceramic capacitor including a ceramic body including a plurality of dielectric layers, a plurality of first and second internal electrodes disposed in the ceramic body to be alternately exposed to first and second end surfaces of the ceramic body, having the dielectric layer therebetween, first and second electrode layers electrically connected to the first and second internal electrodes, respectively, a conductive resin layer formed on the first and second electrode layers and in regions of the ceramic body adjacent to the first and second electrode layers, and a coating layer formed between a portion of an outer surface of the ceramic body on which the conductive resin layer is to be formed and the conductive resin layer.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
03/19/15
20150077896

Electrical circuit for ignition system for jet engine


An electrical circuit for ignition system for jet engines comprises: main inverter, secondary inverter, main diode, secondary diode, main capacitor, secondary capacitor, controller, main transformer, secondary transformer, transistor, wire connection to electrode and wire connections to the power source and switch.. .
Kanfit Ltd.
03/19/15
20150077889

Protective device


A device designed to protect low-voltage circuits includes a transmission line for transmitting electromagnetic signals of an operational frequency band, a capacitor located in series on the transmission line, and a diode-based clamping component connecting the transmission line to ground. In use, the capacitor is designed to filter any unwanted transient energy that falls beneath the operational frequency band and the clamping component is designed to limit unwanted transient energy that falls within the operational frequency band.
03/19/15
20150077610

Solid-state imaging device and camera


The solid-state imaging device includes a d/a converting circuit generating a reference voltage to be used for an a/d conversion. The d/a converting circuit includes: a voltage generating circuit generating an analog voltage according to a digital signal; a buffer circuit (a resistor ladder upper voltage supplying buffer circuit) which buffers the generated analog voltage, the buffer circuit sampling and holding a bias voltage generated inside the buffer circuit, and outputting the buffered analog voltage using the held bias voltage; an analog signal outputting unit (a resistor ladder unit) outputting the reference voltage according to the inputted digital signal, by receiving an output from the buffer circuit; and a pre-charge amplifier which charges a noise-reducing capacitor in conjunction with the sampling and holding by the buffer circuit, the noise-reducing capacitor being connected to the analog signal outputting unit..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
03/19/15
20150077441

Display device and electronic apparatus


A display device includes: a sampling transistor sampling a signal voltage of a video signal; a holding capacitor holding the signal voltage sampled by the sampling transistor; and a pixel circuit including a driving transistor that drives a light-emitting portion according to the signal voltage held in the holding capacitor. The light-emitting portion is formed by stacking at least two electro-optic elements, an uppermost electrode is connected to one source or drain electrode of the driving transistor, and a lowermost electrode is connected to a node of a reference potential.
Sony Corporation
03/19/15
20150077314

Amoled display device and driving method thereof


A display device is disclosed. In one aspect, the display device includes a plurality of pixels, a plurality of data lines respectively connected to the pixels, and a compensation unit connected to at least one the data lines.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
03/19/15
20150077193

Voltage-controlled oscillator, signal generation apparatus, and electronic device


The present invention is for, in a voltage-controlled oscillator in which the oscillation frequency can be adjusted using a capacitor array, reducing drift that occurs in the carrier frequency if the oscillation signal is subjected to frequency modulation after the control loop of the pll circuit has been cut off. This voltage-controlled oscillator includes an oscillation circuit for performing an oscillation operation at a frequency that corresponds to an inductance and a capacitance between a first node and a second node, a first and second group of capacitors that have first terminals connected to the first node and the second node respectively, a first and second group of transistors that are respectively connected between a reference potential and second terminals of the first group and second group of capacitors, and a first and second group of resistors that are respectively parallel-connected to the first group and second group of transistors..
Seiko Epson Corporation
03/19/15
20150077174

Half-ratio charge pump circuit


A half-ratio charge pump circuit includes a flying capacitor electrically coupled between a first node and a second node. Eight switches are controlled to carry out first to fourth operating phases during which charges are stored on and transferred from the flying capacitor, thereby generating a positive output voltage at approximately half the positive input voltage, and generating a negative output voltage at approximately half the negative input voltage..
Himax Technologies Limited
03/19/15
20150077170

Efficient wakeup of power gated domains through charge sharing and recycling


A mechanism is provided for an integrated circuit with power gating. A power header switch is configured to connect and disconnect any circuits to a common voltage source.
International Business Machines Corporation
03/19/15
20150077085

Switched-capacitor dc-dc converter


A high power density switched-capacitor dc-dc converter is disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a high power-density switched-capacitor dc-dc converter that includes: first and second voltage summing circuits, each voltage summing circuit producing an output voltage that is substantially equal to an input voltage; and a switching circuit connected between the first and second voltage summing circuits and configured to provide a dc voltage source as an input to the first and second voltage summing circuits, wherein the converter produces an output voltage that is the sum of the voltage produced by the first voltage summing circuit, the voltage provided by the dc voltage source, and the voltage produced by the second voltage summing circuit..
North Carolina State University
03/19/15
20150077081

System and a switch driver


In accordance with an embodiment, switch driver includes a first switch driver configured to be coupled to a control node of a first switch, a second driver configured to be coupled to a control node of a second switch, and a first terminal and a second terminal configured to be couple to a boot capacitor. The first terminal is coupled between a boot input of the first switch driver and the second terminal is configured to be coupled to outputs of the first switch and the second switch.
Infineon Technologies Ag
03/19/15
20150077071

Low power conversion and management of energy harvesting applications


A method and apparatus for low voltage conversion and energy storage uses a charge pump array including a first set of capacitors in parallel with a second set of capacitors and switches for selectively coupling the first and second set of capacitors to a variable input dc voltage. A data processor programmably controls one or more of the switches to couple the first and second set of capacitors to the variable input dc voltage for a variable first time period during which the input dc voltage charges the first and second set of capacitors to a dc voltage level.
Macaulay-brown, Inc.
03/19/15
20150077070

Feedforward cancellation of power supply noise in a voltage regulator


A voltage regulator that provides feedforward cancellation of power supply noise is disclosed. The voltage regulator includes a process tracking circuit that receives a supply voltage and generates a proportional voltage.
Texas Instruments Incorporated
03/19/15
20150077055

System and secure charging of a motor vehicle battery


System and method for secure charging of a motor vehicle battery. Method of secure charging of the battery (3) of a motor vehicle from a network (2) estimating the resistance between the earth and the neutral of the network (2), comprising at least one injection of pulses of current into the network (2), measurements of voltage between the earth and the neutral of the network (2) in response to each pulse, and a determination of the earth resistance from the measured voltages.
Renault S.a.s.
03/19/15
20150077046

Systems and methods for bi-state impedance conversion in wireless power transfer


One aspect provides a wireless power transmitter. The wireless power transmitter includes a transmit antenna configured to generate a field for wireless transmit power in both a first and second configuration.
Qualcomm Incorporated
03/19/15
20150077044

Method and circuitry to recover energy from discharge signals of a charging operation of a battery/cell


Circuitry and methods to “capture”, recover, store and/or use electrical energy output and/or generated by the battery/cell as discharge signals of a charging sequence/operation. Such electrical energy may then be “reused” by the charging circuitry or system and/or in the system powered by the battery/cell and/or external to the charging circuitry or battery/cell.
Qnovo Inc.
03/19/15
20150077035

Method for setting parameters of electronically-commutated motor for use as permanent-split capacitor motor


A method for setting parameters of an ecm motor, the method including: 1) energizing the motor and measuring the ac input voltage vac; 2) allowing the motor to run according to recorded rotational direction data and rotational speed data when vac>vset1; 3) enabling the motor to enter a programming state of rotational direction data and rotational speed data when vac<vset2; 4) conducting the programming state including operating the motor in a rotational speed state, a rotational direction state, or a combined state thereof, with each state lasting for a time of t, respectively; and 5) determining that the programming state is proper when the user turns off the power; and storing the programming state in operation at the moment when the power is turned off as normal operating parameter of the motor.. .
Zhongshan Broad-ocean Motor Co., Ltd.


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