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Date/App# patent app List of recent Capacitor-related patents
07/21/16
20160212843 
 Multilayer ceramic component and board having the same patent thumbnailMultilayer ceramic component and board having the same
A multilayer ceramic component includes a multilayer ceramic capacitor including a ceramic body including a plurality of first and second internal electrodes, and first and second external electrodes, first and second insulation frames respectively including first and second horizontal insulation portions and first and second vertical insulation portions, first and second external conductive electrodes including first and second horizontal conductive portions and first and second vertical conductive portions, first and second internal conductive electrodes disposed on internal surfaces of the first and second vertical insulation portions and connected to the first and second external electrodes, and electrical connection portions.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212808 
 Load driving circuit patent thumbnailLoad driving circuit
A load driving circuit includes: a driving circuit that supplies a predetermined voltage to a load element connected to an output terminal by a repetitive pulse; a capacitor that is connected between the output terminal and a terminal having a predetermined potential level; a comparison circuit that compares a voltage of the output terminal and a threshold voltage; and a determination circuit that, when the driving circuit is in a driven state, determines an open circuit fault state in a case where a comparative output is not obtained before a predetermined time elapses after a time point where the repetitive pulse into the load element is cut off. The comparative output indicates a change in which the output voltage from the comparison circuit reaches the threshold voltage.
Denso Corporation


07/21/16
20160212806 
 Apparatus for driving load via converter patent thumbnailApparatus for driving load via converter
Apparatuses (1, 2) for driving loads (3) via converters (4) comprise first circuits (1) for interfacing phase-cut dimmers (5) and the converters (4). Firing angles of the phase-cut dimmers (5) correspond with first moments in time during periods of voltage signals presented to the phase-cut dimmers (5).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/21/16
20160212527 
 Duty-cycling microphone/sensor for acoustic analysis patent thumbnailDuty-cycling microphone/sensor for acoustic analysis
A duty-cycled acoustic sensor saves power, for example, by operating for relatively short periods of time in a repetitive manner. A sensor bias current provides operating power to the sensor.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


07/21/16
20160212367 
 Analog to digital converter for solid-state image pickup device patent thumbnailAnalog to digital converter for solid-state image pickup device
There is provided a solid-state image pickup device including adcs that can be arranged in a limited space. The potential of a pixel signal outputted through a vertical readout line is held at a node.
Renesas Electronics Corporation


07/21/16
20160212362 
 Pixel image non-uniformity compensation method based on capacitance trimming and image sensor having pixels with variable capacitors for non-uniformity compensation patent thumbnailPixel image non-uniformity compensation method based on capacitance trimming and image sensor having pixels with variable capacitors for non-uniformity compensation
The present invention discloses a method for pixel image non-uniformity compensation. The method including the steps of: first, receiving an input image by an image sensor having a plurality of pixels, wherein each pixel includes a variable capacitor; next, calculating brightness information of at least a portion of the pixels; and further, trimming the capacitances of the variable capacitors in the portion of pixels respectively according to the brightness information..
Pixart Imaging (penang) Sdn. Bhd.


07/21/16
20160211832 
 Level shifter patent thumbnailLevel shifter
An exemplary level shifter includes a clock level shifter configured to generate a level shifted clock signal from an input clock signal; and a switched capacitor logic controller coupled to the clock level shifter. The switched capacitor logic controller is configured to steer the level shifted clock signal based on a data signal and the input clock signal, providing a level shifted version of the data signal..
Analog Devices, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211830 
 Waveform shaping filter and radiation detection device patent thumbnailWaveform shaping filter and radiation detection device
A waveform shaping filter according to one embodiment includes a first resistor, a first transistor, a first capacitor, and a first amplifier. The first resistor includes one end to which a signal current is input and the other end.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


07/21/16
20160211824 
 Frequency-variable filter patent thumbnailFrequency-variable filter
A frequency-variable filter includes a filter unit and matching circuits. The filter unit includes frequency-variable resonance circuits that include piezoelectric resonators.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211823 
 Integrated filters in output match elements patent thumbnailIntegrated filters in output match elements
Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide an integrated impedance matching and filtering circuit. One example circuit generally includes an impedance matching circuit having a first inductor and a resonant circuit having a resonant frequency and comprising a second inductor magnetically coupled to the first inductor.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/21/16
20160211812 

Driver circuit and associated power amplifier assembly, radio base station and method


A driver circuit for a power amplifier of a radio base station. The driver circuit comprises a radio frequency input, an output for connection to a power amplifier, a combiner connected to the radio frequency input and a first bias leg.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


07/21/16
20160211762 

Modular multilevel converter and charging circuit therefor


Methods and charging apparatus are presented for charging cell capacitors of a multilevel power conversion system, in which an auxiliary charging source is selectively applied across dc bus terminals while one or more selected multilevel converter cells are alternately switched between a first state to bypass the selected cell or cells and a second state to charge the cell capacitor or capacitors of the selected cell via charging current from the auxiliary charging source.. .
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211750 

Method for joint control of a power source and active filter


Methods, systems and apparatuses for voltage regulation are disclosed. For an embodiment, a voltage regulator includes a power source block configured to convert an input voltage to an output voltage to supply current to an output load, a storage capacitor, and an active filter configured to transfer energy between the output load and the storage capacitor.
R2 Semiconductor, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211744 

Negative reference voltage generating circuit


A negative reference voltage generating circuit includes a switched capacitor circuit having a capacitor connected to a first and a second nodes, a first and a second switches connected to the first node, a third and a fourth switches connected to the second node; and a control circuit, generating a first to a fourth control signals to control the first to the fourth switches respectively. The control circuit applies a preset positive reference voltage to the first node to charge the capacitor during a first period, and outputs a negative voltage from the second node based on the voltage charged to the capacitor during a second period different from the first period.
Powerchip Technology Corporation


07/21/16
20160211739 

Integrated circuit charge pump with failure protection


Disclosed is a charge pump protection device including a power supply voltage, a charge pump to produce an output voltage higher than the power supply voltage, the charge pump including, a pumping capacitor to store voltage during a charging state and to discharge the voltage during a pumping state thereof, a plurality of switches to regulate the charging and pumping states, a charge pump capacitor to store the output voltage, and at least one current limiter in series with at least one of the plurality of switches to limit current and prevent an electrical failure of the charge pump.. .
Nxp B.v.


07/21/16
20160211690 

Battery charger with power factor correction


A battery charger with power factor correction is provided. In particular, the battery charger is configured to work in a discontinuous current mode with a power factor that is almost unity but no bulky electrolytic capacitor is needed in the charger.
Macau University Of Science And Technology


07/21/16
20160211661 

Discharge circuit and motherboard utilizing the same


A discharge circuit applied in a motherboard includes a platform controller hub (pch), a first electronic switch, a second electronic switch, and first capacitor. A control terminal of the first electronic switch is coupled to a standby pin of the pch.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211655 

Bipolar ionizer with external ion imbalance indicator


Outputs of the voltage multipliers are connected to respective ionizing electrodes, and an external ion imbalance indicator is connected in parallel to the auxiliary capacitor, which is thereby able to provide automatic balance of the ion current.. .

07/21/16
20160211638 

Split voltage supply configuration with matched input load for single ended drivers


An optical transmitter driver is disclosed to drive a load with a drive signal responsive to a first and second input signal. The differential pair includes a first path having a first resistor connected to a first voltage supply and to a first transistor that receives the first input signal.
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211570 

Tunable antenna with slot-based parasitic element


Electronic devices may be provided that contain wireless communications circuitry. The wireless communications circuitry may include radio-frequency transceiver circuitry and antenna structures.
Apple Inc.


07/21/16
20160211472 

Flexible display device


A flexible display device includes a display panel having a driving circuit unit including at least two capacitors and at least two thin film transistors on a flexible substrate, each of the at least two thin film transistors including a semiconductor layer with a gate region, a drain region, and a source region on the flexible substrate, and a gate electrode on the semiconductor layer, and a display unit on the flexible substrate and connected to the driving circuit unit, wherein the display panel is partitioned into a bending area and a non-bending area, the bending area being bendable by a tensile force and a compression force, and the driving circuit unit being asymmetrically designed in the bending area and the non-bending area.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211318 

Microelectronic package with surface mounted passive element


A microelectronic package includes a packaging substrate having a chip mounting surface; a chip mounted on the chip mounting surface of the packaging substrate with the chip's active surface facing down to the chip mounting surface; a plurality of input/output (i/o) pads distributed on the active surface of the chip; and a discrete passive element mounted on the active surface of the chip. The discrete passive element may be a decoupling capacitor, a resistor, or an inductor..
Mediatek Inc.


07/21/16
20160211317 

Systems and methods for integrated multi-layer magnetic films


Integrated multi-layer magnetic films for use in passive devices in microelectronic applications and methods of manufacture thereof. Soft ferromagnetic materials exhibiting high permeability and low coercivity are laminated together with insulating layers interposed.
Ferric Inc.


07/21/16
20160211280 

Thin-film transistor array, fabrication method therefor, image display device and display method


A thin-film transistor array includes thin-film transistors each including an insulating substrate which is formed with a gate electrode, a gate wiring, a capacitor electrode and a capacitor wiring. A source electrode and a drain electrode having a gap therebetween and including a semiconductor pattern are formed, in a region overlapping with the gate electrode on the substrate via a gate insulator, with the semiconductor pattern being covered with a protective layer.
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211230 

Chip comprising a phase change material based protecting device and a manufacturing the same


An electronic chip including an integrated circuit arranged a face of a substrate, and a protection device arranged partially facing the integrated circuit is provided. The protection device includes a capacitor having a first electrode and a second electrode between which a layer of phase change material is disposed changing locally from a first resistive state to a second resistive state different from the first state by penetration of a beam.
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


07/21/16
20160211082 

Process to improve coverage and electrical performance of solid electrolytic capacitor


A method for forming a capacitor, a capacitor formed thereby and an improved composition for a conductive coating are described. The method includes providing an anode, forming a dielectric on the anode and forming a cathode layer over the dielectric by applying an amine, a weak acid and a conductive polymer..
Kemet Electronics Corporation


07/21/16
20160211081 

Cathode materials containing core shell nanoparticles


Provided herein is a capacitor, and method for forming a capacitor, comprising an anode, a dielectric over the anode; a cathode over the dielectric; and the cathode comprises core shell particles.. .
Kemet Electronics Corporation


07/21/16
20160211080 

Anode body for tungsten capacitor and manufacturing the same


Disclosed is (1) an anode body for a capacitor including a tungsten sintered body containing 15 to 3,000 ppm by mass of phosphorus element; (2) a method for producing an anode body for a capacitor which includes producing a molded body of tungsten powder in which a phosphorus source is mixed and sintering the molded body to thereby incorporate 15 to 3,000 ppm by mass of phosphorus element in the anode body; (3) a capacitor element including the anode body; and (4) a capacitor including the capacitor element.. .
Showa Denko K.k.


07/21/16
20160211079 

Miniature wire-bondable capacitor


A multi-layer ceramic capacitor (mlcc) device includes a ceramic chip having electrically conductive layers embedded within the chip that form one or more capacitors connected by one or more vias to one or more upwardly facing wire-bondable pads on the top side of the device. One embodiment includes electrically conductive layers that form at least two stacked capacitors connected by vias to multiple upwardly facing wire-bondable pads on the top side, whereby the mlcc device has a reduced footprint while avoiding solder fillets.
Eulex Corp.


07/21/16
20160211078 

Multilayer ceramic electronic component


A multilayer ceramic electronic component includes: a capacitor set including a plurality of multilayer ceramic capacitors connected in series and accommodated in an insulation case while exposing external electrodes provided on both end portions thereof; and a pair of metal terminals connected to the external electrodes exposed outside of the insulation case, respectively. One end portion of the capacitor set is elastically supported by one of the pair of metal terminals..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211077 

Chip capacitor, circuit assembly, and electronic device


A chip capacitor according to the present invention includes a substrate, a pair of external electrodes formed on the substrate, a capacitor element connected between the pair of external electrodes, and a bidirectional diode connected between the pair of external electrodes and in parallel to the capacitor element. Also, a circuit assembly according to the present invention includes the chip capacitor according to the present invention and a mounting substrate having lands, soldered to the external electrodes, on a mounting surface facing a front surface of the substrate..
Rohm Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211075 

Multilayer ceramic component


A multilayer ceramic component includes multilayer ceramic capacitors disposed on opposing surfaces of a board in a thickness direction of the board and metal terminals connected to electrode pads disposed on the board. The metal terminals are partially exposed to an exterior of the multilayer ceramic component..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160210928 

Gate driving circuit and a display device including the gate driving circuit


A gate driving circuit includes driving stages. Each of the driving stages applies each of gate signals to each of gate lines of a display panel.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160210926 

Gate driving circuit, driving gate driving circuit and display panel using the same


A rate driving circuit including: a plurality of stages outputting signals to gate lines, the stages includes a first transistor of which one end and a control terminal are connected, one end and the control terminal are connected with a first input terminal, and the other end is connected to a second node, a second transistor including a control terminal connected to a first node, connected with a clock input terminal, and the other end connected to a first output terminal, a first capacitor of which one end is connected to the first node, the other end is connected to the other end of the second transistor and the first output terminal, and a third transistor of which one end is connected to the other end of the first transistor, the other end is connected with the first node, and a control terminal is connected to a third node.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160210915 

Pixel circuit and driving method thereof and display apparatus


A pixel circuit and driving method thereof and display apparatus are disclosed. The pixel circuit comprises: a selection circuit (p1), whose input terminal is connected to a selection signal terminal, a high level signal terminal and a low level signal terminal, configured to control charging or discharging of a pixel capacitor according to a digital signal input by the selection signal terminal; a charging/discharging circuit (p2), whose input terminal is connected to an output terminal of the selection circuit and a same row gate line signal terminal corresponding to the pixel capacitor and output terminal is connected to the pixel capacitor, configured to charge or discharge the pixel capacitor under the control of the selection circuit; and a pre-charging circuit (p3), whose input terminal is connected to a previous row gate line signal terminal corresponding to the pixel capacitor and output terminal is connected to the pixel capacitor, configured to provide a reference voltage.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160210898 

Display device and driving method


A display device comprising pixel circuits arranged in a matrix, in which each of the pixel circuits includes: an el element; a capacitor for storing voltage; a drive transistor that provides, to the el element, a current corresponding to the voltage stored in the capacitor to cause the el element to emit light; a voltage supplier that applies a reference voltage to the drive transistor in an initialization period, and applies a reverse bias voltage to the drive transistor in a predetermined period before the initialization period, the reference voltage being higher than a threshold voltage of the drive transistor and providing a forward bias between the gate and source electrodes of the drive transistor, the initialization period being a period for initializing the pixel circuit, the reverse bias voltage providing a reverse bias between the gate and source electrodes of the drive transistor.. .
Joled Inc.


07/21/16
20160210896 

Organic light-emitting diode display


An organic light-emitting diode display is disclosed. In one aspect, the oled display includes first and second pixels respectively including first and second capacitors, each of the first and second capacitors including top and bottom electrodes.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209984 

Compensation for nonlinear variation of gap capacitance with displacement


A capacitive force sensor characterization system for calibrating a capacitive force sensor included in a personal electronic device. The capacitive force sensor includes a first capacitor plate coupled to a flexible element of the personal electronic device, which is coupled to the device housing, and a second capacitor plate coupled to an internal structural member of the personal electronic device.
Apple Inc.


07/21/16
20160209957 

Mobile terminal comprising stylus pen and touch panel


A mobile terminal having a stylus pen and a touch panel is provided. The mobile terminal includes a touch panel having a plurality of touch panel electrodes, and a stylus pen provided to transmit and receive an electrical signal to and from the touch panel using capacitive coupling, wherein the stylus pen includes a main body, a pen tip formed of a conductor and protruding to outside of the main body to apply a touch to the touch panel, and an lc circuit provided within the main body, configured to include an inductor and a capacitor, and electrically connected to the pen tip to generate capacitive coupling between the lc circuit an the touch panel..
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160209947 

Noise cancellation tecnique for capacitive touchscreen controller using differential sensing


A differential sensing scheme provides a means for detecting one or more touch events on a touch sensitive device in the presence of incident noise. Instead of sensing one touch sensitive channel, such as a row, column, or single touch sensor, multiple touch sensitive channels are sampled at a time.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209453 

Insulation fault detection device for testing for insulation faults under critical conditions


A device including a bridge assembly including: first, second, third, and fourth nodes, the first and third nodes being connected to a direct voltage source; a first branch connecting the first and second nodes; a second branch connecting the second and third nodes; a third branch connecting the first and fourth nodes; a fourth branch connecting the third and fourth nodes; a fifth branch connecting the second and fourth nodes and including a capacitor connected between the second and fourth nodes; a circuit controlling the switches to successively a) close the switches to charge the capacitor, and b) keep one switch closed and the other switches open; a measuring circuit measuring the current flowing through the capacitor; and a circuit determining magnitude of an insulation fault according to a current measured during b).. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


07/21/16
20160209441 

Capacitive, paper-based accelerometers and touch sensors


Accelerometers and capacitive touch sensors fabricated from inexpensive, lightweight, disposable substrate materials, such as paper, are provided. These can be fabricated using simple technologies, such as laser cutting and screen printing.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College


07/21/16
20160209345 

Dryness sensing circuit and sensing dryness


A dryness sensing circuit and a dryness sensing method are provided. The dryness sensing circuit and the dryness sensing method set a time constant of a resistor and capacitor short for liquidity of dryness determination algorithm and minimize a noise effect of a power supply..
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160209170 

Compact spring guide rod laser


Laser systems are provided. In one aspect a laser system has a battery unit and a transistor having a source and a drain in series with the laser and the battery unit with the laser with the transistor having a source, and a gate that allows sufficient current to flow to the laser to allow the laser to emit light when a voltage at the gate is at a higher level and that does not allow sufficient current to flow to allow the laser to emit light when a voltage at the gate is at a lower level.
Lasermax, Inc.


07/21/16
20160207761 

Nems devices with series ferroelectric negative capacitor


An electrical circuit comprising at least two negative capacitance insulators connected in series, one of the two negative capacitance insulators is biased to generate a negative capacitance. One of the negative capacitance insulators may include an air-gap which is part of a nanoelectromechnical system (nems) device and the second negative capacitance insulator includes a ferroelectric material.
Purdue Research Foundation


07/21/16
20160207405 

Circuit for pulse duty factor limitation in a switch mode regulator, and operating a switch mode regulator


A circuit for pulse duty factor limitation in a switch mode regulator, having an output stage to which control is applied by a signal, is described, in which circuit a pulse duty factor limiter is connected to the switch mode regulator in order to transfer the signal to the pulse duty factor limiter; the pulse duty factor limiter is configured to generate from the signal a limited signal limited at the top end in terms of pulse duty factor; and the pulse duty factor limiter is connected to the output stage in order to transfer the limited signal to the output stage. Also proposed is a method for operating a switch mode regulator having a downstream circuit to which control is applied by a signal of the switch mode regulator and having a capacitor that becomes charged when the downstream circuit is switched off, in which method the pulse duty factor of the signal is limited at an upper limit value in such a way that a predetermined charging time for the capacitor is available..
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/21/16
20160207052 

Electrodischarge generating low-frequency powerful pulsed and cavitating waterjets


An electrodischarge apparatus has a nozzle that includes a discharge chamber that has an inlet for receiving water and an outlet. The apparatus has a first electrode extending into the discharge chamber that is electrically connected to one or more high-voltage capacitors.
Vln Advanced Technologies Inc.


07/14/16
20160205769 

Multilayer ceramic electronic component and board having the same


A multilayer ceramic electronic component includes: a board including first and second contact terminals disposed on one surface thereof to be spaced apart from each other and first and second external terminals disposed on the other surface thereof to be spaced apart from each other; a multilayer ceramic capacitor including first and second external electrodes including first and second connection portions disposed on opposite end surfaces of a ceramic body and first and second band portions extending from the first and second connection portions to portions of one surface of the ceramic body and connected to the first and second contact terminals, respectively; a sealing part enclosing the multilayer ceramic capacitor on the board while exposing one ends of the first and second contact terminals; and first and second connection terminals connecting the ends of the first and second contact terminals to the first and second external terminals, respectively.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160205755 

Driving device and illumination system


A driving device provides output power to an illumination device including a plurality of filaments is provided. A first converting module converts input power into direct current (dc) power.
Delta Electronics, Inc.


07/14/16
20160205733 

Low-cost dimming driver circuit with improved power factor


A driver circuit for powering at least one light emitting diode (led) in a dimming application is disclosed. The driver circuit includes an input for connection to a source of dimmed ac power and a rectifier for converting the dimmed ac power from the input into dc power.
Technical Consumer Products, Inc.


07/14/16
20160205470 

Condenser microphone unit and condenser microphone


A condenser microphone unit and a condenser microphone are provided that can prevent intrusion of rf current into the condenser microphone unit. The condenser microphone unit includes an electroacoustic transducer 30 including a diaphragm 32 and a fixed electrode 33 that constitute a capacitor; a printed circuit board 50 including an impedance converter 40 connected to the electroacoustic transducer 30; and a unit case 20 having bottomed tubular shape and an opening, the electroacoustic transducer 30 and the printed circuit board 50 being installed in the interior of the unit case 20, a hole being formed on the printed circuit board 50 across the thickness of the printed circuit board 50, a first filter element l being inserted into the hole 50h, the first filter element l being connected to the impedance converter 40..
Kabushiki Kaisha Audio-technica


07/14/16
20160204820 

Electronic device having antenna tuning integrated circuits with sensors


An electronic device may be provided with wireless circuitry. The wireless circuitry may include one or more antennas.
Apple Inc.


07/14/16
20160204770 

Level shifter circuit with improved time response and control method thereof


A level shifter circuit with improved time response and a control method thereof are disclosed herein. The level shifter circuit includes the output stage circuit of a level shifter and a booster circuit.
Silicon Works Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160204769 

Circuit and generating an output signal having a variable pulse duty factor


A circuit for generating an output signal having a second pulse duty factor from an input signal having a first pulse duty factor includes a first capacitor and a second capacitor which are each connected to a charge source for periodically charging the capacitors. A voltage across the charged first capacitor is defined as a reference voltage, and the pulse duty factor of the output signal is defined by the charging period of the second capacitor required for reaching the reference voltage..
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/14/16
20160204765 

Boosting varactor capacitance ratio


A voltage controlled oscillator comprises a negative resistance, a first inductor, a fixed capacitor, and a frequency control component. The frequency control component comprises at least one varactor and at least a second inductor connected in series with the at least one varactor.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/14/16
20160204764 

Boosting varactor capacitance ratio


A voltage controlled oscillator comprises a negative resistance, a first inductor, a fixed capacitor, and a frequency control component. The frequency control component comprises at least one varactor and at least a second inductor connected in series with the at least one varactor.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/14/16
20160204763 

Resonant circuit and high-frequency filter


A resonant circuit includes a resonator. An inductor is connected in parallel with the resonator.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160204755 

Resonator device and high frequency filter


A resonant circuit includes a resonator having a resonant frequency and an anti-resonant frequency, an inductor connected in series to the resonator, an inductor connected in parallel to the resonator, and a series circuit in which a variable capacitor is connected in series to an inductor (15). The series circuit is connected in parallel to the resonator.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160204754 

Noise filter


A noise filter inserted between the power source side and the load side of a main circuit for which noise is reduced to attenuate noise of the main circuit using a filter circuit including the coil and the capacitor. In the noise filter, the board ground pattern is separated into a plurality of board ground patterns, the separated board ground patterns are connected to a common ground member present outside the board, the separated board ground patterns are formed as solid patterns, and adjacent board ground patterns of the separated board ground patterns are disposed so as to have a spacing equal to or less than a predetermined distance..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/14/16
20160204738 

System and dynamically biasing oscillators for optimum phase noise


Systems and methods for biasing frequency oscillators to minimize phase noise are disclosed. The system may comprise a tank circuit having an inductor, at least a first coupling capacitor and a second coupling capacitor.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/14/16
20160204729 

Motor controller


Provided is a motor controller that controls a motor system including: a power converter, a smoothing capacitor, a three-phase ac motor, and a current sensor. The motor controller is provided with an electronic control unit.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/14/16
20160204717 

Piezoelectirc energy harvesting system with frequency mismatch tolerance


An impedance matching circuit is provided for use with a piezotransducer that includes a parasitic capacitor comprising: an inductor coupled in parallel with the parasitic capacitor; a peak and valley detection circuit configured to detect output voltage waveform peaks and valleys; a first switch circuit configured to bias flip the output voltage waveform at a selectable first time relative to a detected peak and at a selectable first time relative to a detected valley; a second switch circuit configured to couple the inductor to the energy storage circuit at a selectable second time following each output voltage bias flip; an energy monitoring circuit to provide an indication of energy flow from the inductor to the energy storage circuit following each output voltage bias flip; and a maximum power point tracking (mppt) circuit configured to select the first time and the second time based at least in part upon the indicated energy flow.. .

07/14/16
20160204715 

Capacitor input type smoothing circuit


A pulsating circuit suppling a pulsating voltage to a load when a capacitor is not discharged, and a control circuit which controls discharging the capacitor. The control circuit includes a smoothing circuit, and a voltage detection circuit.
Hayterzlab. Inc.


07/14/16
20160204704 

Switching regulator and control method thereof


A novel method to operate a switching regulator is presented. The method includes the generation of at least two reference signals.

07/14/16
20160204693 

Two-stage clocked electronic evergy converter


A two-stage clocked electronic energy converter for transmitting an electrical power may include a first connection for connecting an electrical energy source, a second connection for connecting a load, and an intermediate circuit capacitor, wherein a first stage of the energy converter has a first converter in the boost operating mode, which first converter converts an electrical voltage at the first connection into an electrical intermediate circuit voltage at the intermediate circuit capacitor, and wherein the intermediate circuit capacitor supplies a second stage of the energy converter, which second stage supplies the load with electrical energy controllably in terms of the power, wherein a control unit sets the power drawn from the intermediate circuit capacitor by the second stage in such a way that an instantaneous minimum of the intermediate circuit voltage that is brought about by the drawing of power is greater than a predefined voltage comparison value.. .
Osram Gmbh


07/14/16
20160204692 

Low-cost driver circuit with improved power factor


A driver circuit for powering a load is disclosed. The driver circuit includes an input for receiving for connection to a source of ac power, and a rectifier for converting the ac power from the input into dc power.
Technical Consumer Products, Inc.


07/14/16
20160204689 

High frequency inverter/distributed gap inductor-capacitor filter apparatus and use thereof


The invention comprises an inverter/converter yielding high frequency harmonics and/or non-sixty hertz output coupled to a high frequency inductor-capacitor filter apparatus. For example, an inverter/converter apparatus is provided that uses a silicon carbide transistor to output power having a carrier frequency modulated by a fundamental frequency and a set of harmonic frequencies, where the minimum carrier frequency is above that usable by an iron-steel inductor, such as greater than ten kilohertz at fifty or more amperes.
Ctm Magnetics, Inc.


07/14/16
20160204683 

Multiple winding design for single or polyphase electric motors with a cage type rotor


An electric motor, with a cage type rotor, of single or polyphase design having a multiple winding design in a single stator core. Where the primary winding and secondary winding having a magnetically and electric circuit configured alignment, that is a 0° difference in the respective magnetic alignments or the electric circuitry alignments.
Performa, Llc


07/14/16
20160204660 

Powering financial transaction token with onboard power source


There is provided a card or token for use in financial transactions. The financial transaction token or card has an onboard energy storage device that enables onboard electronics to operate when the card is not in the proximity of a merchant point-of-service (pos) terminal.

07/14/16
20160204654 

Power sources and systems utilizing a common ultra-capacitor and battery hybrid energy storage system for both uninterruptible power supply and generator start-up functions


Modular dual power sources and corresponding systems include a common hybrid energy storage system, a high frequency dc-dc converter coupled between the common hybrid energy storage system, and an ultra-capacitor module for starting up a generator, and a two-level inverter coupled to the common hybrid energy storage system to provide power in case of an interruption in power supplied by a utility supply. The hybrid energy storage system includes an ultra-capacitor module and a battery module.
Inertech Ip Llc


07/14/16
20160204636 

System and charging a barcode scanner


Cordless indicia readers may use a rechargeable energy storage unit (resu) for power. The resu may include either at least one lithium-ion battery or at least one super capacitor.
Hand Held Products, Inc.


07/14/16
20160204600 

Overvoltage protection apparatus and luminaire having such an overvoltage protection apparatus


An overvoltage protection apparatus may include a first connection for coupling to an n line, and at least one voltage-limiting element which is designed to block the current through the voltage-limiting element up to a predefinable threshold value of the voltage dropped across the voltage-limiting element and to conduct the current above this threshold value. The overvoltage protection apparatus may further include a second connection for coupling to a metal housing of an electrical apparatus, at least one capacitor, and at least one first non-reactive resistor.
Osram Gmbh


07/14/16
20160204595 

High voltage dc circuit breaker


A high-voltage dc circuit breaker for breaking a current that flows in a dc line, including: a main switch, installed on the dc line, for breaking a current of the dc line by opening when a fault occurs on one side or a remaining side of the dc line; a nonlinear resistor connected in parallel with the main switch; an lc circuit that is connected in parallel with the main switch and includes a capacitor and a reactor, which are connected in series in order to generate lc resonance; a first bidirectional switching element, connected to the lc circuit in series, for switching a bidirectional current flow; and a second bidirectional switching element, connected in parallel with the lc circuit, for switching a current flow to induce lc resonance in both directions.. .
Hyosung Corporation


07/14/16
20160204492 

Integrated circuit with shared electrode energy storage devices


An integrated circuit has a substrate, a super-capacitor supported by the substrate, and a battery supported by the substrate. The super-capacitor includes a super-capacitor electrode and a shared electrode, and the battery has a battery electrode and the prior noted shared electrode.
Analog Devices, Inc.


07/14/16
20160204408 

Battery separator with dielectric coating


Implementations of the present disclosure generally relate to separators, high performance electrochemical devices, such as, batteries and capacitors, including the aforementioned separators, and methods for fabricating the same. In one implementation, a separator for a battery is provided.
Applied Materials, Inc.


07/14/16
20160204279 

Asymmetric dense floating gate nonvolatile memory with decoupled capacitor


A nonvolatile memory (“nvm”) bitcell includes a source and a drain formed in an active region of a substrate and separated by a channel region in the active region. A gate stack formed over the substrate includes a gate formed on an oxide and at least one sidewall spacer formed around the gate.
Synopsys, Inc.


07/14/16
20160204191 

Concentric capacitor structure


A concentric capacitor structure generally comprising concentric capacitors is disclosed. Each concentric capacitor comprises a first plurality of perimeter plates formed on a first layer of a substrate and a second plurality of perimeter plates formed on a second layer of the substrate.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160204190 

Method for preventing copper contamination in metal-insulator-metal (mim) capacitors


The present disclosure relates to a mim capacitor that includes a composite capacitor top metal (ctm) electrode and a composite capacitor bottom metal (cbm) electrode. The composite cbm electrode includes a first diffusion barrier layer overlying a first metal layer, and the composite ctm electrode includes a second diffusion barrier layer overlying a second metal layer.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160204189 

Method and an integrated capacitor


An integrated capacitor can be fabricated with both electrodes formed by trenches for low resistance. According to one embodiment, the capacitor can comprise a first trench electrode, one or more dielectric layers, and a second trench electrode.
The Hong Kong University Of Science And Technology


07/14/16
20160204180 

Organic light emitting diode display device and fabricating the same


An organic light emitting diode display device comprises a driving thin film transistor including a first semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer formed on the first semiconductor layer. The device further includes a storage capacitor including a first capacitor electrode electrically coupled to a drain electrode of the driving thin film transistor, a buffer layer formed on the first capacitor electrode, a second semiconductor layer formed on the buffer layer, and a second capacitor electrode formed on the second semiconductor layer and electrically coupled to a gate electrode of the driving thin film transistor.
Lg Display Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160204178 

Semiconductor device


Semiconductor elements deteriorate or are destroyed due to electrostatic discharge damage. The present invention provides a semiconductor device in which a protecting means is formed in each pixel.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160204166 

Pixel circuit, driving method thereof and display apparatus


Provided is a pixel circuit, a driving method thereof, and a display apparatus. The pixel circuit comprises a display unit (10) and a touch control unit (20), wherein a precharging module (13) in the display unit (10) is configured to charge a control terminal of a driving transistor (m2), and maintain the state under the effect of a storage capacitor (c); a compensation module (14) is configured to compensate a data signal and write the compensated data signal into the storage capacitor (c); a power switch module (12) is configured to input an operating voltage into the driving transistor (m2) after the data signal is written into the storage capacitor (c); the driving transistor (m2) is configured to use the data signal stored in the storage capacitor (c) to drive a light-emitting element (11) to emit light; an initialization module (21) in the touch control unit (20) is configured to initialize a touch control module (22) while the precharging module (13) is operating; a touch control module (22) is configured to collect touch control signals in corresponding regions; a output control module (23) is configured to close an output path to output the touch control signals collected by the touch control module (22) while the compensation module (14) is operating.
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160204140 

Solid-state imaging element and electronic device


The solid-state imaging element includes a high-concentration diffusion layer configured to serve as a connection portion by which a wiring is connected to a semiconductor substrate, and a junction leak control film formed to cover a surface of the diffusion layer. Also, to connect the wiring to the diffusion layer, a width of an opening formed in an insulation film stacked on the semiconductor substrate is greater than a width of the diffusion layer.

07/14/16
20160204139 

Thin film transistor substrate and manufacturing same


A thin film transistor substrate includes: a gate electrode and a first electrode of a capacitor formed above a substrate so as to be arranged along a plane of the substrate; a gate insulating film formed on the gate electrode; a semiconductor layer formed on the gate insulating film; an insulating layer formed on the semiconductor layer and above the first electrode so as to expose portions of the semiconductor layer; a source electrode and a drain electrode formed above the insulating layer so as to be connected to the semiconductor layer at the exposed portions of the semiconductor layer; and a second electrode of the capacitor formed above the insulating layer, at a position opposite the first electrode, and the insulating layer above the gate electrode is thicker than the insulating layer above the first electrode.. .
Joled Inc.


07/14/16
20160204129 

Fdsoi - capacitor


A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device including a capacitor structure is provided, including the steps of providing an soi wafer comprising a substrate, a buried oxide (box) layer formed over the substrate and a semiconductor layer formed over the box layer, removing the semiconductor layer in a first region of the wafer to expose the box layer, forming a dielectric layer over the exposed box layer in the first region, and forming a conductive layer over the dielectric layer. Moreover, a semiconductor device including a capacitor formed on a wafer is provided, wherein the capacitor comprises a first capacitor electrode comprising a doped semiconductor substrate of the wafer, a capacitor insulator comprising an ultra-thin box layer of the wafer and a high-k dielectric layer formed on the ultra-thin box layer, and a second capacitor electrode comprising a conductive layer formed over the high-k dielectric layer..
Globalfoundries Inc.


07/14/16
20160204110 

Methods of forming buried vertical capacitors and structures formed thereby


Methods of forming passive elements under a device layer are described. Those methods and structures may include forming at least one passive structure, such as a capacitor and a resistor structure, in a substrate, wherein the passive structures are vertically disposed within the substrate.

07/14/16
20160204099 

Semiconductor device and manufacturing the same


Performance of a semiconductor device is improved without increasing an area size of a semiconductor chip. For example, a source electrode of a power transistor and an upper electrode of a capacitor element have an overlapping portion.
Renesas Electronics Corporation


07/14/16
20160203951 

Plasma processing apparatus and plasma processing method


A plasma processing apparatus includes a processing chamber including a dielectric window; a coil shaped rf antenna provided outside the dielectric window; a substrate supporting unit, provided in the processing chamber, for mounting thereon a target substrate to be processed; a processing gas supply unit for supplying a desired processing gas to the processing chamber to perform a desired plasma process on the target substrate; and an rf power supply unit for supplying an rf power to the rf antenna to generate a plasma of the processing gas by an inductive coupling in the processing chamber. The apparatus further includes a floating coil electrically floated and arranged at a position outside the processing chamber where the floating coil is to be coupled with the rf antenna by an electromagnetic induction; and a capacitor provided in a loop of the floating coil..
Tokyo Electron Limited


07/14/16
20160203917 

Method of operating an integrated switchable capacitive device


A variable capacitor includes a fixed main capacitor electrode disposed in a first metal layer overlying a substrate, a second main capacitor electrode spaced from the fixed main capacitor electrode, and a movable capacitor electrode disposed in the first metal layer adjacent the fixed main capacitor electrode. The movable capacitor electrode can be caused to be in a first position ohmically electrically connected to the fixed main capacitor electrode such that the variable capacitor has a first capacitance value or in a second position spaced from the fixed main capacitor electrode such that the variable capacitor has a second capacitance value..
Stmicroelectronics (rousset) Sas


07/14/16
20160203916 

Hard start kit for multiple replacement applications


A hard start capacitor replacement unit has a plurality of capacitors in a container sized to fit in existing hard start capacitor space. The capacitors are 4 metallized film capacitors wound in a single cylindrical capacitive element.
American Radionic Company, Inc.


07/14/16
20160203915 

Capacitor module and power conversion device


Provided is a capacitor module (10) for connection to a plurality of power conversion circuits, which includes: a dielectric part (11) that has a plurality of flat-film dielectric layers (18a, 18b) laminated; a capacitance formation part (12) that has conductors opposed to each other with the dielectric layers (18a, 18b) interposed therebetween within the dielectric part (11); and multiple pairs of output terminals (13a, 13b, 13c) that are connected respectively to the multiple power conversion circuits, where the multiple pairs of output terminals (13a, 13b, 13c) are connected to each other with the capacitance formation part (12) interposed therebetween.. .
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160203914 

Multilayer ceramic component and board having the same


A multilayer ceramic component includes a multilayer ceramic capacitor including a ceramic body including a plurality of first and second internal electrodes, and first and second external electrodes, an insulating frame including a first horizontal insulating portion disposed on one surface of the ceramic body, second and third horizontal insulating portions, and first and second vertical insulating portions, first and second external conductor electrodes including first and second upper horizontal conductor portions, first and second lower horizontal conductor portions, and first and second vertical conductor portions, first and second internal conductor electrodes, and electrical connecting units connecting the first and second upper horizontal conductor portions and the first and second internal conductor electrodes.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160203912 

Ceramic multi-layer capacitor based on bati(1-y)zryo3


A ceramic multi-layer capacitor is disclosed. In an embodiment, the capacitor includes a main body having ceramic layers and first and second electrode layers arranged therebetween, wherein the ceramic layers includes a ceramic material on the basis of bati1−yzryo3 where 0≦y≦1, which has a temperature-dependent capacitance anomaly..
Epcos Ag


07/14/16
20160203911 

Surface-treated metal powder, and producing same


Provided are a surface-treated copper powder and a metal powder that exhibit superior sinter delay properties and are suitable for use in the manufacture of electrodes for multilayer ceramic capacitor chips. The surface-treated metal powder has an n (nitrogen) content of at least 0.02 wt % relative to the surface-treated metal powder, and satisfies the formulas 50≦x≦1500 and y≧0.2x+600, in which x is the coating mass per 1 g of metal powder of one element selected from the group consisting of al, si, ti, zr, ce, and sn, and in which y (° c.) is the starting temperature of sintering.
Jx Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation


07/14/16
20160203907 

Heat dissipated distributed gap inductor - capacitor filter apparatus and use thereof


A high frequency inductor filter cooling apparatus, method of manufacture, and method of use thereof is described. In one embodiment, an inductor is potted in an epoxy-silica mixture to facilitate thermal transfer from the inductor.
Ctm Magnetics, Inc.


07/14/16
20160203900 

An electrical relay drive arrangement for energising and de-energising the electrical coil of an electro-mechanical relay


An electrical relay driver arrangement for energising and de-energising an electrical coil of an electro-mechanical relay including a power supply controller adapted to provide outputtable voltage at definable intervals approaching or about zero crossing to charge a capacitor arrangement to a selectable voltage in communication with a resistor to provide an available current. A micro-controller adapted to provide a boost current such that when the electrical coil of the electro-mechanical relay is to be energised, the electrical coil initially receives the boost current at and for a time interval set by the micro-controller and thereafter from the available current provided through a transistor receiving a control signal from the power supply controller..
Hendon Semiconductors Pty Ltd


07/14/16
20160203887 

Shielded electrical cable


A cable for transmitting electrical signals is provided. The cable includes an elongated conducting core, a conducting shield layer disposed around the conducting core, and a capacitor electrically coupled with the conducting shield layer.
Electro-motive Diesel, Inc.


07/14/16
20160203876 

Shift register


A driving circuit comprises a plurality of shift register (sr). An ith sr among the plurality sr's comprises a resetting circuit, an input switch, a capacitor, and an output circuit.
Au Optronics Corp.


07/14/16
20160203852 

Memory device and semiconductor device


A memory device includes a first memory circuit including a silicon transistor, a selection circuit including a silicon transistor, and a second memory circuit including oxide semiconductor transistors and a storage capacitor, in which one terminal of the storage capacitor is connected to a portion where two oxide semiconductor transistors are connected in series, an output of the second memory circuit is connected to a second input terminal of the selection circuit, and an input of the second memory circuit is connected to a first input terminal of the selection circuit or an output terminal of the first memory circuit.. .
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160203758 

Drive method and display device


By a drive method, for each of a plurality of display pixels each including an el element, a capacitor, a drive transistor, an enable switch, and a switch, a period t21 is started by switching only the enable switch to an electrically conductive state before a period t22 in which the drive transistor is initialized, and the period t22 following the period t21 is started by switching the switch to an electrically conductive state. The period t21 is longer than a period t24 in which a threshold voltage of the drive transistor is compensated..
Joled Inc.


07/14/16
20160203756 

Display panel


An el light-emitting element is driven digitally to reduce power consumption using a pixel having three transistors and two capacitors. A reset transistor for diode connection writes the threshold voltage of the drive transistor onto a coupling capacitor.
Global Oled Technology Llc






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