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Universal adiabatic quantum computing with superconducting qubits

D-wave Systems

Universal adiabatic quantum computing with superconducting qubits

Frequency dependent analog boost converter for low voltage applications

Governors Of University Of Alberta

Frequency dependent analog boost converter for low voltage applications

Frequency dependent analog boost converter for low voltage applications

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory

Arithmetic processing unit and driving method thereof

Date/App# patent app List of recent Capacitor-related patents
04/23/15
20150112541
 External diagnosis device, vehicle diagnosis system and vehicle diagnosis method patent thumbnailnew patent External diagnosis device, vehicle diagnosis system and vehicle diagnosis method
In an external diagnosis device, a vehicle diagnosis method and a vehicle diagnosis system, when an igsw is on, power is supplied from a vehicle-mounted power supply to the external diagnosis device, and a capacitor provided on the external diagnosis device is charged, and when the igsw is turned off, the power supply from the vehicle-mounted power supply to the external diagnosis device is stopped, and power is supplied from the capacitor to the external diagnosis device.. .
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150112233
 Apparatus,  neurostimulation by high frequency ultrasound patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus, neurostimulation by high frequency ultrasound
An apparatus, system, and method for neurostimulation by high frequency ultrasound. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a pulse generator, an ultrasound transducer coupled to the pulse generator, and an implantable stimulator.
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University
04/23/15
20150112177
 External defibrillator electrode,  reducing ecg artifact patent thumbnailnew patent External defibrillator electrode, reducing ecg artifact
An electrode for use with an external defibrillator for a patient includes a first combination circuit including a circuit node electrically coupled to an adapter for coupling to the defibrillator. The circuit node is further coupled to a monitoring node defined by a monitoring segment of a first pad of the electrode and to a therapy node defined by a therapy segment of the first pad of the electrode.
Physio-control, Inc.
04/23/15
20150111754
 Universal adiabatic quantum computing with superconducting qubits patent thumbnailnew patent Universal adiabatic quantum computing with superconducting qubits
A quantum processor is operable as a universal adiabatic quantum computing system. The quantum processor includes physical qubits, with at least a first and second communicative coupling available between pairs of qubits via an in-situ tunable superconducting capacitive coupler and an in-situ tunable superconducting inductive coupler, respectively.
D-wave Systems Inc.
04/23/15
20150111480
 Handheld grinder with a brushless electric motor patent thumbnailnew patent Handheld grinder with a brushless electric motor
A handheld grinder comprising a housing; a grinding disk; a motor; an output shaft connected to the grinding disk and the motor to impart rotary motion thereto; and a circuit board residing in the housing and having thereon a rectifier that receives an alternating current and converts the alternating current to a direct current, a switching arrangement having a plurality of motor switches connected electrically between the rectifier and the motor and operates to deliver the direct current from the rectifier to the motor, a capacitor connected electrically between the rectifier and the switching arrangement, wherein the capacitor is coupled in parallel across the rectifier, a driver circuit interfaced with the motor switches and operable to control switching operation of the motor switches, and a power switch connected electrically between the rectifier and the driver circuit and operable to selectively energize the driver circuit and power on the grinder disk.. .
Black & Decker Inc.
04/23/15
20150111458
 Composite spark plug patent thumbnailnew patent Composite spark plug
A composite ignition device includes a positive electrode having a tip formed thereon that is bonded to a first insulator to form a firing cone assembly. A second insulator having a negative capacitive element embedded therein is attached to the firing cone assembly.
Enerpulse, Inc.
04/23/15
20150111310
 Semiconductor device and  manufacturing the same patent thumbnailnew patent Semiconductor device and manufacturing the same
A lower electrode film, a ferroelectric film, and an upper electrode film are formed on an insulation film covering a transistor formed on a semiconductor substrate. Furthermore, a pt film is formed as a cap layer on the upper electrode film.
Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
04/23/15
20150110509
 Detection device, developing device and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Detection device, developing device and image forming apparatus
A detection device configured to detect a charge amount of toner on a developer carrier, comprises: an assembly including a quartz oscillator and having a first surface and a second surface that are provided in the quartz oscillator, the first surface having a recess and a projection formed in a direction in which the quartz oscillator vibrates; a capacitor connected to the assembly; a first measurement unit configured to measure a potential difference between two ends of the capacitor; and a second measurement unit configured to measure a frequency of the quartz oscillator, wherein in a case where an alternating-current power is applied to the assembly, the direction in which the quartz oscillator vibrates is parallel to the first surface.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
04/23/15
20150110331
 Earjack and electronic device including the same patent thumbnailnew patent Earjack and electronic device including the same
An ear jack for preventing the generation of popup noise, and an electronic device including the same are provided. The ear jack includes a body including a passage into which an earphone is inserted.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150110315
 Hearing assistance system and method patent thumbnailnew patent Hearing assistance system and method
A system for providing hearing assistance having: an audio signal source; a transmission unit transmitting audio signals as data packets in a frame structure; a receiver unit for receiving audio signals from the transmission unit and associated with an ear-worn device having a power source and a hearing stimulator, and having a digital transceiver powered by the power source of the ear-worn device with a value between lower and upper limits. The transceiver listens, and optionally transmits, during part of each frame and otherwise sleeps.
Phonak Ag
04/23/15
20150110158
new patent

3d thermal detection circuits and methods


A circuit includes sensing circuitry including at least one sensing element configured to output at least one temperature-dependent voltage. A compare circuit is configured to generate at least one intermediate voltage in response to comparing the at least one temperature-dependent voltage to a feedback voltage.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109870
new patent

Arithmetic processing unit and driving method thereof


An arithmetic processing unit including an sram with low power consumption and performing backup and recovery operation with no burden on circuits. One embodiment is a memory device including a plurality of memory cells.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109835
new patent

Output overvoltage protection method and circuit for switching power supply and switching power supply thereof


In one embodiment, an output overvoltage protection method for a switching power supply, can include: (i) charging a first capacitor by a first current during a first time interval of a switching period of the switching power supply; (ii) charging a second capacitor by a second current during a second time interval of the switching period of the switching power supply; and (iii) generating an overvoltage protection signal by comparing a first voltage across the first capacitor against a second voltage across the second capacitor at the end of the second time interval, where the overvoltage protection signal is active when the first voltage is at least as high as the second voltage.. .
Silergy Semiconductor Technology (hangzhou) Ltd
04/23/15
20150109834
new patent

Alternating-current conversion system having low power consumption bleeder circuit


A low power consumption bleeder circuit is disclosed, and it is coupled to an alternating-current (ac) power source, an input filtering capacitor, and a rectifying filter. The low power consumption bleeder circuit includes a first switch component, a second switch component, and a controller.
Niko Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109833
new patent

Smart grid power converter


A dc-to-ac power converter is disclosed. The power converter has a dc input to receive dc power from a photovoltaic device, an ac output configured for direct connection to an ac mains power supply line, six semiconductor switches, one isolated high-frequency power transformer, two high-frequency inductors, a small resonant capacitor, and a large non-electrolytic (e.g.
Garrity Power Services Llc
04/23/15
20150109832
new patent

Power supply device


There is provided a power supply device having a primary side and a secondary side isolated from each other. The power supply device includes: a power supply unit converting power from the primary side to output the converted power to the secondary side; a control unit located on the secondary side and acquiring control information on the power supply unit based on a voltage output from the power supply unit; and a delivery unit delivering the control information to the primary side, the delivery unit including a y-capacitor that provides an emi noise path between the primary side and the secondary side..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109831
new patent

Switching power supply device


A drive control circuit for a switching power supply device. The drive control circuit includes an output control circuit configured to generate an output control signal with a pulse width corresponding to an output voltage of the switching power supply device, a threshold setting circuit configured to determine a winding threshold voltage according to a direct current input voltage applied to the series resonant circuit formed of the leakage inductance of an isolation transformer and a capacitor of the switching power supply device, a winding detection circuit configured to compare a voltage generated in a tertiary winding of the isolation transformer with the winding threshold voltage and to accordingly output a winding detection signal, and a drive circuit configured to receive the winding detection signal and the output control signal, and to generate a pulse-width controlled drive signal for driving a first switching element of the switching power supply device..
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109826
new patent

Switched power converter


A switched power converter unit has a dc voltage source with a positive output connection and a negative output connection; a series connection of two switching units; a first output clamp, coupled to a common point of the two switching units of a first parallel branch via a first inductive element; a diode arranged to allow current flow from the first output clamp to the dc voltage source; a diode arranged to allow current flow from the dc voltage source to the first output clamp; a capacitor coupled parallel to diode d1, and/or a capacitor coupled parallel to diode d2; a second output clamp, coupled to a common point of the two switching units of a second parallel branch via a second inductive element; a diode arranged to allow current flow from the second output clamp to the dc voltage source; a diode arranged to allow current flow from the dc voltage source to the second output clamp; a capacitor coupled parallel to diode d3, and/or a capacitor coupled parallel to diode d4.. .
Prodrive B.v.
04/23/15
20150109719
new patent

Method of forming graphene electrode and capacitor including the same


Provided is a method of forming a graphene electrode including providing a solution including graphenes on a substrate, pressing a mold having a pattern onto the substrate to fill up the solution in the pattern of the mold, applying a temperature and a pressure to the mold so that the graphenes are arranged in a vertical direction with respect to a surface of the substrate, removing the solution, and separating the mold from the substrate to form an electrode including the graphenes on the substrate.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
04/23/15
20150109717
new patent

Multilayer ceramic capacitor and manufacturing the same


A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes a multilayer body including a plurality of stacked dielectric layers including a dielectric ceramic that includes a plurality of crystal grains and a plurality of internal electrodes disposed at a plurality of interfaces between the dielectric layers, and external electrodes. The multilayer body includes a ba and ti containing perovskite compound, la, mg and mn, and satisfies conditions such that in a case in which a content of ti is set to 100 molar parts, a fraction of each content of la, mg and mn relative to the content of ti is such that la is about 1.2 to about 6.0 molar parts, mg is about 0.5 to about 5.0 molar parts and mn is about 1.0 to about 3.0 molar parts, and an average number of crystal grains included in each of the dielectric layers in the stacking direction is one or more to three or less..
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109279
new patent

Organic light emitting diode displays with improved driver circuitry


An electronic device may be provided with an organic light-emitting diode display. The display may include row driver circuitry that provides an emission control signal at an output terminal to display pixels.
Apple Inc.
04/23/15
20150109278
new patent

Organic light emitting diode display device and driving the same


An organic light emitting diode (oled) display device including a first transistor configured to supply a data voltage to a first node according to a scan signal; a first capacitor connected to the first node at one end of the first capacitor, and connected to a second node at the other end; a second transistor configured to supply a reference voltage to the second node according to a sensing signal; a driving transistor including a drain electrode receiving a high-level source voltage or an initial voltage, a gate electrode connected to the second node, and a source electrode connected to a third node; and an oled including a cathode electrode receiving a low-level source voltage and an anode electrode connected to the third node.. .
Lg Display Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109277
new patent

Pixel driving circuit and display device


The present disclosure provides a pixel driving circuit and a display device, the pixel driving circuit includes: a control unit; a capacitor; a first transistor; a second transistor; a third transistor and a fourth transistor. The present disclosure can effectively compensate the variation of the threshold voltage of the drive thin film transistor by controlling the thin film transistors, thus prevent nonuniform brightness of a screen due to nonuniform current, and extend lifespan of the screen..
Everdisplay Optronics (shanghai) Limited
04/23/15
20150109276
new patent

Organic light emitting diode displays with improved driver circuitry


An electronic device may be provided with an organic light-emitting diode display. The display may include row driver circuitry that provides an emission control signal at an output terminal to display pixels.
Apple Inc.
04/23/15
20150109161
new patent

Isolated bootstrapped switch


A bootstrapped switch circuit capable of operating at input signals from far below the negative supply rail to far beyond the positive supply rail may include (a) a switch having a first terminal coupled to an input terminal, a second terminal coupled to an output terminal, and a control terminal; (b) a charge pump coupled to one or more clock signals and isolated from a timing circuit via a first capacitor and a second capacitor, the charge pump generating an output voltage; and (c) a logic circuit coupled to one or more clock signals and isolated from the timing control circuit via a third capacitor and a fourth capacitor, wherein the logic circuit provides a control signal to the control terminal of the switch that is derived from the output voltage of the charge pump.. .
Linear Technology Corporation
04/23/15
20150109160
new patent

Analog to digital conversion method and related analog to digital converter


An analog to digital conversion method includes charging a capacitor through an analog signal to sample a voltage of the analog signal; coupling the capacitor and a plurality of reference voltages to a comparator when a voltage of the capacitor is equal to the voltage of the analog signal, to compare the voltage of the capacitor with the reference voltages and generate a first comparison result; coupling the capacitor to a ramp generator when a status of the first comparison result changes, to compare a ramp signal of the ramp generator with a voltage difference of a first reference voltage and the voltage of the capacitor and generate a second comparison result; obtaining a voltage of the ramp signal when a status of the second comparison result changes; and obtaining a digital code of the analog signal according to the first reference voltage and the voltage of the ramp signal.. .
Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
04/23/15
20150109074
new patent

Composite electronic component and a board for mounting the same


A composite electronic component may include: a composite body including a capacitor formed of a ceramic body in which a plurality of dielectric layers and first and second internal electrodes are laminated, and an inductor formed of a magnetic body including a coil; an input terminal disposed on a first end surface of the composite body; output terminals including a first output terminal disposed on a second end surface of the composite body and a second output terminal disposed on the second end surface of the composite body; and a ground terminal disposed on one or more of upper and lower surfaces and the first end surface of the capacitor of the composite body. The capacitor is adjacent to the inductor..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109067
new patent

Control device of lc circuit using spiral inductor


Provided is a control device of a lc circuit using a spiral inductor, comprising: a spiral inductor in which a first metal line connected to a first terminal and a second metal line connected to a second terminal cross at least one time to be connected in a spiral shape, and that includes at least one crossing part; at least one transistor in which a drain terminal and a source terminal are respectively connected to a first metal line portion and a second metal line portion that correspond to the crossing part; a variable capacitor that is connected to a first terminal and a second terminal of the spiral inductor in parallel; and a controller that respectively sends control signals to the transistor and the variable capacitor to control a resonant frequency or an output.. .
Soongsil University Research Consortium Techno- Park
04/23/15
20150109066
new patent

Non-reciprocal circuit element, module of the same, and transmission and reception module


A non-reciprocal circuit element includes a ferrite to which a direct current magnetic field is applied by a permanent magnet, and first and second center electrodes arranged on the ferrite so as to intersect with and be insulated from each other. One end of the first center electrode is connected to a first port and the other is connected to a second port.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109065
new patent

Relaxation oscillator


A relaxation oscillator includes a first amplifier having a first input terminal receiving an output voltage signal, a second input terminal receiving a reference voltage signal, and an output terminal comparing the output voltage signal and the reference voltage signal and in response thereto outputting a control signal; a second amplifier having a first input terminal receiving the output voltage signal, a second input terminal connected to the output terminal of the first amplifier for receiving the control signal, and an output terminal connected to the first input terminal of the first amplifier and the first input terminal of the second amplifier for comparing the control signal and the output voltage signal and in response thereto outputting the output voltage signal; and a sensing capacitor for generating the output voltage signal by charging/discharging operations by the output terminal of the second amplifier.. .
Princeton Technology Corporation
04/23/15
20150109055
new patent

Method of reducing power dissipation in a switching amplifier and circuit implementing such method


A method is for reducing power dissipation in a switching amplifier. The method may include comparing a load current with a ripple current and, if the load current is greater than the ripple current, then detecting a first potential value at a first output terminal of the switching amplifier, detecting a second potential value at a second output terminal of the switching amplifier, detecting a third potential value between first and the second terminals of a first capacitor, and coupling the first terminal of the first capacitor to one of the first output terminal and the second output terminal.
Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.
04/23/15
20150109049
new patent

Electronic device with pvt delay compensation and related method


An electronic device includes a first circuit, and a delay circuit electrically connected to the first circuit. The delay circuit includes a resistor, a capacitor, and a process, voltage or temperature (pvt) compensation circuit electrically connected to the capacitor..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
04/23/15
20150109023
new patent

Output driver with slew rate calibration


An output driver for driving a data output signal through an output pad includes a plurality of calibration paths to calibrate the impedance of the output pad. Depending upon the desired impedance, various ones of the calibration paths are selectively coupled to the output pad.
Qualcomm Incorporated
04/23/15
20150109004
new patent

Non-invasive measurement of dielectric properties of a substance


The invention pertains to an apparatus and a method for determining a dielectric property of a first substance in a composition in a non-invasive manner. The composition includes at least the first substance to be measured and a second substance.
Parelectrics Ug (haftungsbeschränkt)
04/23/15
20150108961
new patent

Frequency dependent analog boost converter for low voltage applications


An analog open-loop self-oscillating boost converter is provided including: an output terminal for supplying an output voltage bus; an input terminal for receiving variable input power; a varactor positioned in series with the input terminal; and an oscillating network having an inductor, a resistor and a capacitor in a parallel orientation, the oscillating network connected to a semiconductor device and the varactor.. .
The Governors Of The University Of Alberta
04/23/15
20150108958
new patent

Hybrid three-level t-type converter for power applications


Three-level t-type power converters include a totem-pole arrangement of first and second wide bandgap field effect transistors, which are electrically connected in common at an output node of the converter. A pair of power transistors is provided along with a totem-pole arrangement of first and second capacitors.
Eaton Corporation
04/23/15
20150108955
new patent

Charge transfer circuit for capacitive sensing


A charge transfer circuit for capacitive sensing is disclosed. The charge transfer circuit for capacitive sensing includes a variable capacitor, an x-drive unit, and an active output voltage feedback (avf) part.
Hanshin University Industry-acadamic Cooperation Foundation
04/23/15
20150108954
new patent

Dc-dc converter


A dc-dc converter having a coupling network is provided, in which the coupling network is so configured as to forcibly add a noise source to a feedback output voltage of the dc-dc converter. The coupling network includes one coupling resistor and two coupling capacitors to include the switching voltage of a power switch and inductor output voltage into the output voltage, and transmit the result together with the feedback output voltage to the comparator.
Magnachip Semiconductor, Ltd.
04/23/15
20150108945
new patent

Device for wireless charging circuit


The present application discloses a device for wireless charging circuit, comprising: a primary circuit box, which comprises at least one first switch unit; a secondary circuit box, which comprises at least one second switch unit; a transmission plate, which comprises a primary inductor of a transformer and a primary compensation capacitor, the primary inductor being coupled in series with the primary compensation capacitor; a receiving plate, which comprises a secondary inductor of the transformer; the transmission plate and the receiving plate are magnetically coupled with each other; the transmission plate is coupled with the primary circuit box; and the receiving plate is coupled with the secondary circuit box. The voltage between external terminals of transmission plate and the voltage between external terminals of receiving plate can satisfy the safety requirement..
Delta Electronics (shanghai) Co., Ltd
04/23/15
20150108942
new patent

Chargeable device


A chargeable device is disclosed. The chargeable device of the present invention comprises a main circuit module with a coil, and at least one integrated circuit module with a compensation capacitor operated with the coil..
Airoha Technology Corp.
04/23/15
20150108939
new patent

Photovoltaic controller and photovoltaic array


A photovoltaic controller for a photovoltaic array of photovoltaic cells. The photovoltaic controller incorporates a capacitor charge circuit electrically connected to each photovoltaic cell, cell capacitors connected to each photovoltaic cell by the capacitor charge circuit, capacitor charge switches, a capacitor discharge circuit electrically connected to each cell capacitor, an output circuit connected to the capacitor discharge circuit, capacitor discharge switches, a plurality of capacitor voltage sensors, and a photovoltaic control module in communication with the capacitor voltage sensors, the capacitor charge switches and the capacitor discharge switches..
04/23/15
20150108924
new patent

System for driving a piezoelectric load and making same


A system for driving a piezoelectric load includes a direct current (dc) voltage source and a bi-directional dc-to-dc converter having a primary side coupled to the dc voltage source and a secondary side and comprising a control input configured to receive a first control signal configured to control conversion of a first voltage on the primary side of the bi-directional dc-to-dc converter to a second voltage on the secondary side of the bi-directional dc-to-dc converter. The driver system also includes a capacitor coupled to the secondary side of the bi-directional dc-to-dc converter and configured to remove a dc offset of the second voltage and includes a reactive load having a first terminal coupled to the capacitor and a second terminal coupled to the secondary side of the bi-directional dc-to-dc converter..
General Electric Company
04/23/15
20150108916
new patent

Devices and methods for reducing power consumption and size of gate drivers


One gate driver includes an output node configured to be coupled to a gate line and to provide power to the gate line for driving thin-film transistor (tft) gates of a display. An input node of the gate driver is configured to receive an input signal.
Apple Inc.
04/23/15
20150108899
new patent

Power circuitry for a synthetic jet of a cooling system


A cooling system includes a synthetic jet having a first synthetic jet lead and a second synthetic jet lead. The cooling system also includes a capacitor having a first capacitor lead and a second capacitor lead.
General Electric Company
04/23/15
20150108882
new patent

Inverter housing system


A housing system can comprise a plastic cover (12); a plastic base (14) comprising a floor (20) having sidewalls (22, 24); a first elevation (26); a second elevation (34); a first mounting column (40) located in a transformer end (32) of the plastic base (14) adjacent a major axis first sidewall (22); a second mounting column (42) located in the transformer end (32) of the plastic base (14) adjacent a major axis second sidewall (22); wherein the first and second mounting columns (40,42) have a top surface (44) that protrudes a distance from the floor (20), in the z direction, in an amount greater than or equal to elevation walls (28,36), wherein the top surface (44) is configured to receive an attachment element (46). The housing system can also comprise a transformer (72), physically attached to the mounting columns; a capacitor (74); a fan (78), and a printed circuit board (80)..
Sabic Global Technologies B.v.
04/23/15
20150108844
new patent

Hybrid energy storage system


A power converter is provided. The power converter includes a converter leg comprising a plurality of active power link modules coupled to each other.
General Electric Company
04/23/15
20150108831
new patent

Reserve power system for internal combustion engine


According to one embodiment, an electrical power management system for an internal combustion engine system with a power consumption device includes a battery and a supercapacitor. The battery is coupleable in electrical power providing communication with the power consumption device.
Cummins Ip, Inc.
04/23/15
20150108754
new patent

Power converter for engine generator


A power converter for an engine generator includes an insulative support that receives and supports circuit components for converting incoming ac power to desired power, such as power suitable for a welding application. One or more rectifier modules are provided that are received and supported by the support.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
04/23/15
20150108609
new patent

Semiconductor apparatus


A semiconductor apparatus (10) includes: a layered structure (100) that includes double junction structures that have a first junction (151, 153) where a wide-bandgap layer (102, 104) and a narrow-bandgap layer (101, 103, 105) are layered on each other and a second junction (152, 154) where a narrow-bandgap layer (101, 103, 105) and a wide-bandgap layer (102, 104) are layered on each other, and electrode semiconductor layers (110, 120) are joined to each layer of the layered structure. Each double junction structure includes a pair of a first region (131, 133) that has negative fixed charge and a second region (132, 134) that has positive fixed charge.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
04/23/15
20150108607
new patent

Integrated circuit and manufacturing method thereof


An integrated circuit includes a stacked mim capacitor and a thin film resistor and methods of fabricating the same are disclosed. A capacitor bottom metal in one capacitor of the stacked mim capacitor and the thin film resistor are substantially at the same layer of the integrated circuit, and the capacitor bottom metal and the thin film resistor are also made of substantially the same materials.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150108605
new patent

Integrated circuit devices having through silicon via structures and methods of manufacturing the same


An integrated circuit device is provided. The integrated circuit device includes: a capacitor including an electrode formed in a first area on a substrate; a through-silicon-via (tsv) landing pad formed in a second area on the substrate, the tsv landing pad including the same material as the electrode; a multi-layered interconnection structure formed on the capacitor and the tsv landing pad; and a tsv structure passing through the substrate, the tsv structure being connected to the multi-layered interconnection structure through the tsv landing pad..
04/23/15
20150108558
new patent

Scalable integrated mim capacitor using gate metal


According to one embodiment, a scalable integrated mim capacitor in a semiconductor die includes a high-k dielectric segment over a substrate and a metal segment over the high-k dielectric segment, where the metal segment forms a capacitor terminal of the integrated mim capacitor. The capacitor further includes a filler laterally separating consecutive capacitor terminals, where the filler can be used as a capacitor dielectric of the integrated mim capacitor.
Broadcom Corporation
04/23/15
20150108557
new patent

Metal-insulator-metal capacitor structure


A capacitor structure in a semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface, an isolation region having a top surface and a bottom surface, opposite the top surface, the bottom surface of the isolation region being disposed on the top surface of the semiconductor substrate. The capacitor structure also includes a gate terminal structure disposed on the top surface of the isolation region and a diffusion contact structure disposed on the top surface of the isolation region and arranged parallel to the gate terminal structure.
Broadcom Corporation
04/23/15
20150108485
new patent

Light-emitting device and driving method thereof


In a light emitting device, luminance irregularities caused by fluctuation in threshold of tfts for supplying a current to el elements among pixels hinder the light emitting device from improving the image quality. A voltage equal to the threshold of a tft 110 is held in capacitor means 111 in advance.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150108482
new patent

Thin film transistor substrate and repairing signal line of the substrate


Disclosed are a thin film transistor substrate and a method of repairing a signal line of the thin film transistor substrate. The thin-film transistor substrate includes: a scan line for transferring a scan signal; a light-emission control line for transferring a light-emission control signal; and a capacitor including a first electrode and a second electrode, wherein the second electrode may be provided with a plurality of divided regions, al plurality of bridges coupling the plurality of divided regions to each other, and a plurality of protrusions which overlap at least one of the scan line and the light-emission control line..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150108474
new patent

Display device


Provided is a display device with high display quality. The display device includes a transistor over a substrate, an inorganic insulating film over the transistor, an organic insulating film over the inorganic insulating film, a capacitor electrically connected to the transistor, and a pixel electrode over the organic insulating film.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150108355
new patent

Charge sensitive amplifiers, detectors and x-ray photographing apparatuses including the same


Disclosed are a charge sensitive amplifier, a detector and an x-ray photographing apparatus including the same. The charge sensitive amplifier includes an amplification unit that amplifies an electric charge input thereto, a capacitor that has one end of the capacitor, connected to an input terminal of the amplification unit, and the other end connected to an output terminal of the amplification unit, and a buffer unit that has an input terminal and an output terminal which is connected to the input terminal of the amplification unit and the one end of the capacitor.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150108354
new patent

Systems and methods for selectable detector configurations


An x-ray detector includes a light sensor configured to receive light energy from a scintillator receiving x-rays. The light sensor includes a grid of pixels having a light reception surface oriented toward the scintillator and configured to receive light from the scintillator.
General Electric Company
04/23/15
20150108326
new patent

Improved fill factor opto-sensitive device


An opto-sensitive device, a pixel configured for use in an opto-sensitive device, and a method of operating an opto-sensitive device are disclosed. The opto-sensitive device illustratively includes a capacitor stacked on top of a photodetector, thereby improving the fill factor of the opto-sensitive device.
Avago Technologies General Ip (singapore) Pte. Ltd.
04/23/15
20150108083
new patent

Systems and methods for a thin film capacitor having a composite high-k thin film stack


Systems and methods are provided for fabricating a thin film capacitor involving depositing an electrode layer of conductive material on top of a substrate material, depositing a first layer of ferroelectric material on top of the substrate material using a metal organic deposition or chemical solution deposition process, depositing a second layer of ferroelectric material on top of the first layer using a high temperature sputter process and depositing a metal interconnect layer to provide electric connections to layers of the capacitor.. .
Blackberry Limited
04/23/15
20150107934
new patent

Power supply current monitoring device


A power supply current monitoring device is used for a load drive apparatus with two systems to drive a load. Each system includes a drive circuit connected in parallel with a battery, a capacitor connected between the battery and the drive circuit, and a relay connected between the drive circuit and a point at which power of the battery is divided between the systems.
Denso Corporation
04/23/15
20150107824
new patent

Power system for downhole toolstring


A downhole power system is provided that includes an energy storage adapted to operate at high temperatures, and a modular signal interface device that serves to control the energy storage component as well as offer a means of data logging at high temperatures. The controller is fabricated from pre-assembled components that may be selected for various combinations to provide desired functionality.
Fastcap Systems Corporation
04/23/15
20150107642
new patent

Apparatus and locating a discontinuity in a solar array


A kit comprising one or more of the following one or more solar modules (10); one of more connectors (30); and one or more integrated flashing pieces (40), wherein the one or more solar modules, the one or more connectors, and the one or more integrated flashing pieces include a first buss (16) and a second buss (18); wherein the one or more solar modules, the one or more connectors, the one or more integrated flashing pieces, or a combination thereof include a capacitor between the first buss and the second buss so that the capacitor blocks direct current from passing through the first buss, the second buss, or both and allows an alternating: current signal, an alternating voltage signal or both to pass trough the first buss, the second buss, or both so that a discontinuity, partial discontinuity, or continuity of the one more solar modules, the one or more, connectors, the one or more integrated flashing pieces, or a combination of connections therebetween are detectable when the one or more solar modules, the one or more connectors, and the one or more integrated flashing pieces are electrically connected.. .
Dow Global Technologies Llc
04/23/15
20150107359
new patent

Piezoresistance sensor module and mems sensor having the same


Disclosed herein is a piezoresistance sensor module including: a piezoresistor, a depletion layer formed in a region of a portion of the piezoresistor, an insulator formed to cover the depletion layer and one surface of the piezoresistor, and a piezoelectric capacitor formed on the insulator so as to be opposite to the depletion layer.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
04/16/15
20150104634

Synthesis of three-dimensional graphene foam: use as supercapacitors


The application disloses methods of fabricating three-dimensional (3d) graphene crystalline foam, based on mixing a carbon source with a skelet (scaffold) powder. In one embodiment heat and pressure are used to compact the carbon and a metal powder into a close packed structure.
National University Of Singapore
04/16/15
20150104163

Strobe mechanism


The present disclosure provides a strobe mechanism which has a compact constitution thus avoiding vignetting of strobe light rays by a lens barrel. According to one aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a strobe mechanism which brings a strobe into a use state by making the strobe pop up from a stored state.
Panasonic Corporation


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