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Date/App# patent app List of recent Capacitor-related patents
04/28/16
20160120027 
 Multilayer ceramic electronic component and board having the same patent thumbnailMultilayer ceramic electronic component and board having the same
A multilayer ceramic electronic component including: a multilayer ceramic capacitor (mlcc) including first and second external electrodes extended from both side surfaces of the ceramic body in a width direction of the ceramic body onto portions of a mounting surface of the multilayer cermic capacitor, respectively; and an interposer substrate on which the first and second external electrodes are mounted, and having an elongated groove formed in a length direction of the interposer substrate intersecting the first and second external electrodes.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160119995 
 Signal smoothing device and backlight device including the same patent thumbnailSignal smoothing device and backlight device including the same
A signal smoothing device includes: a plurality of capacitors connected in parallel between a conductive line and ground; a plurality of switches connected in series between the conductive line and each capacitor; and a switch selector configured to select one of the switches and to turn on the selected switch, based on a signal applied to the conductive line.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160119710 
 Data input on audio device analog output port patent thumbnailData input on audio device analog output port
An apparatus is disclosed for inputting digital data on the output channel(s) of an audio subsystem in an audio device, without interfering with normal operation of the audio subsystem. The described circuit includes a resistive element in parallel with the expected load device, such as a headphone or speaker.
Ess Technology, Inc.


04/28/16
20160118992 
 Comparator circuits with local ramp buffering for a column-parallel single-slope adc patent thumbnailComparator circuits with local ramp buffering for a column-parallel single-slope adc
A comparator circuit suitable for use in a column-parallel single-slope analog-to-digital converter comprises a comparator, an input voltage sampling switch, a sampling capacitor arranged to store a voltage which varies with an input voltage when the sampling switch is closed, and a local ramp buffer arranged to buffer a global voltage ramp applied at an input. The comparator circuit is arranged such that its output toggles when the buffered global voltage ramp exceeds the stored voltage.
Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, Llc


04/28/16
20160118977 
 Dc-dc converter with temperature, process and voltage compensated dead time delay patent thumbnailDc-dc converter with temperature, process and voltage compensated dead time delay
Temperature, process and supply compensated delay circuits, dc to dc converters and integrated circuits are presented in which switch driver dead time delays are provided using a plurality of cascaded cmos inverter circuits with a first inverter coupled through a diode-connected mos transistor to a regulated voltage or circuit ground and a mos capacitor is provided between the first inverter output and the regulated voltage or circuit ground to provide a controlled delay time. A second cascaded cmos inverter is powered by a compensated voltage which decreases with temperature to operate as a comparator, and certain embodiments include one or more intermediate cmos inverters to form a level shifting circuit between the second inverter and the final output inverter, with the level shift inverters powered by successively higher compensated voltages that decrease with increasing temperature..
Texas Instruments Incorporated


04/28/16
20160118973 
 Programmable switched capacitor block patent thumbnailProgrammable switched capacitor block
A first portion of a programmable switched capacitor block includes a first plurality of switched capacitors and a second portion of the programmable switched capacitor block includes a second plurality of switched capacitors. A first switch associated with the first plurality of switched capacitors as well as a second switch associated with the second plurality of switched capacitors may be configured based on a type of analog function that is to be provided.
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation


04/28/16
20160118970 
 Peak detector using charge pump and burst-mode transimpedance amplifier patent thumbnailPeak detector using charge pump and burst-mode transimpedance amplifier
A peak detector using a charge pump is provided. The peak detector includes a differential amplifier configured to receive an input signal to be detected through an input node and amplify the received signal; a current control logic configured to create two or more current control signals by comparing a signal output from the differential amplifier with two or more reference voltages; a mirror current source portion comprising two or more mirror current sources configured to be driven respectively by the current control signals from the current control logic; a capacitor configured to be charged or discharged by currents output from the mirror current sources; and a reset circuit configured to reset a voltage of the capacitor..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


04/28/16
20160118961 
 Semiconductor device patent thumbnailSemiconductor device
A semiconductor device disclosed in the present specification has a structure that includes: a first terminal that is to be externally connected to a power source line; a second terminal that is to be externally connected to a ground line; a third terminal that is internally connected to the first terminal and to be externally connected to a first terminal of a bypass capacitor; and a fourth terminal that is internally connected to the second terminal and to be externally connected to a second terminal of the bypass capacitor.. .
Rohm Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118951 
 High frequency filter and high frequency module equipped with same patent thumbnailHigh frequency filter and high frequency module equipped with same
To provide a smaller-sized high frequency filter. In a high frequency filter according to an embodiment of the invention, two filter circuits each equipped with a first externally coupling capacitor having one end coupled to an input-output terminal, a wavelength shortening capacitor having one end coupled to other end of the externally coupling capacitor and having other end coupled to the ground potential, and a resonator having one end coupled to the other end of the externally coupling capacitor and the one end of the wavelength shortening capacitor, having other end coupled to the ground potential, and being formed of a distributed constant line.
Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118943 
 Apparatus and methods for capacitive load reduction of an envelope tracker patent thumbnailApparatus and methods for capacitive load reduction of an envelope tracker
Apparatus and methods for capacitive load reduction are disclosed. In one embodiment, a power amplifier system includes a plurality of power amplifiers and an envelope tracking module for generating a supply voltage for the power amplifiers.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


04/28/16
20160118908 

Arrangement, method and computer program product concerned with tapping of power from a dc power line to an ac power line


An arrangement for tapping power from a dc power line to an ac power line includes power transfer modules between two dc potentials, each including a first branch with a string of converter cells in parallel with a second branch including a capacitor and being connected to an ac phase. There is at least one control unit that controls the arrangement considering one or more of a) distributing appropriate ac and dc voltages in converter output voltages of all series connected modules, b) maintaining/setting cell capacitor voltages in specific range and allowing boost mode operation, c) performing possible balancing of the introduced capacitor and d) employing an alternate approach of using passive filters to mitigate low order harmonics..
Abb Technology Ltd


04/28/16
20160118905 

Electrical circuit for delivering power to consumer electronic devices


An electrical circuit for providing electrical power for use in powering electronic devices, such as monitors, televisions, white goods, data centers, and telecom circuit boards, is described herein. The electrical circuit includes an input terminal configured to receive an input power signal, an output terminal configured to provide an output power signal, and a plurality of voltage reduction circuit cells coupled between the input terminal and the output terminal.
Advanced Charging Technologies, Llc


04/28/16
20160118904 

Power conversion apparatus


In a power conversion apparatus, an ac/dc conversion circuit part converts ac power supplied from an ac input and output part into dc power. A dc/dc conversion circuit part including a transformer converts the dc power supplied from the ac/dc conversion circuit part into ac power, converts converted ac power into dc power after voltage conversion by the transformer and outputs converted dc power to a dc input and output part.
Denso Corporation


04/28/16
20160118902 

Electric power supply system cooperated by a battery and a super capacitor


An electric power supply system cooperated by a battery and a super capacitor includes a power source module and a processing unit. The power source module includes an electric power transformer, a battery, and a super capacitor.
National Cheng Kung University


04/28/16
20160118900 

Power supply adaptor


A power supply adapter receives an ac voltage, converts the ac voltage into a dc voltage, and supplies the dc voltage to an electronic device. A dc/dc converter converts the voltage smoothed by a smoothing capacitor into the dc voltage.
Rohm Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118886 

Circuits and methods providing three-level signals at a synchronous buck converter


A circuit including: a three-level buck converter having: a plurality of input switches and an inductor configured to receive a voltage from the plurality of input switches, the plurality of input switches coupled with a first capacitor and configured to charge and discharge the first capacitor; a second capacitor at an output of the buck converter; and a switched capacitor at an input node of the inductor, wherein the switched capacitor is smaller than either the first capacitor or the second capacitor.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated


04/28/16
20160118885 

Three-channel high-side gate driver having startup circuit and configurable outputs


A driver circuit includes three non-contiguous high-voltage wells formed within a low-voltage monolithic silicon substrate; a high-side driver circuit fabricated within each of the wells; a separate logic input path for each of the high-side driver circuits, each input path comprising a logic signal input terminal, a signal amplifier, a noise filter, a pulse generator, and a high-voltage level shifter; an output terminal for each driver circuit, each output terminal coupled to its associated driver circuit output through a separate mask-configurable, variable-value output resistor bank, which reduces the number of external components needed for driver circuitry; a startup circuit which prevents operation of an associated high-side switch during periods of line voltage instability; and embedded capacitor banks, each of which is in close proximity to a high-side switch, for reducing capacitive, resistive and inductance losses associated with long metal lines.. .
Tf Semiconductor Solutions Inc.


04/28/16
20160118881 

Pwm calculation after light load to high load transition


A switchable power converter includes a switchable power stage comprising an inductor and a capacitor for generating an output voltage according to a switching signal and an input voltage via a switching element comprising a high-side switch and a low-side switch driven by a driver according to the switching signal generated either in a digital control path or a constant-on-time control path. A multi-mode controller is configured to toggle between a light load mode in which the constant-on-time control path is activated and a high load mode in which the digital control path is activated.
Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden Ag


04/28/16
20160118809 

Wireless power transmitting apparatus and wireless power transmission system


A wireless power transmitting apparatus includes: a loop conductor for power transmission having an inductance; an inverter circuit configured to receive a dc voltage, convert the dc voltage into an ac voltage, and apply the ac voltage to the loop conductor; a capacitor connected between one end of the loop conductor and at least one end of the inverter circuit; and a metal layer covering one of the faces formed by the loop conductor farthest from a power receiving apparatus.. .
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118806 

Wireless power multi-coil mutual induction cancellation methods and apparatus


This invention describes a method and apparatus to cancel the mutual inductance between mutually coupled transmit coils, each of the transmit coils fed by individual power amplifiers, and the transmit coils all sharing a common ground with the power amplifiers. The methods and systems disclosed consist of coupling the return legs of each transmit coil to a mutual inductance cancellation circuit near a common ground return connection.
Qualcomm Incorporated


04/28/16
20160118647 

Carbonous composite material made with and from pine tree needles and its use in an energy cell


1. The specification relates to a carbonous composite particle made from pine tree needles or other natural leaves of composition cm for use in an energy cell.

04/28/16
20160118458 

Metal-insulator-metal back end of line capacitor structures


Embodiments of the present invention provide improved metal-insulator-metal (mim) capacitors. In embodiments, series resistance is reduced by forming a via underneath the bottom plate of a mim capacitor, leading to a metallization layer or intermediate metal sublayer.
Globalfoundries Inc.


04/28/16
20160118456 

Display device, driving the same, and electronic apparatus


A display device including a pixel array unit having a matrix of pixels each configured such that an anode electrode of an organic electroluminescent element is connected to a source electrode of a drive transistor, a gate electrode of the drive transistor is connected to a source or drain electrode of a writing transistor, and a storage capacitor is connected between the gate and source electrodes of the drive transistor, scanning lines and power supply lines for individual pixel rows, and signal lines for individual pixel columns. A video signal reference potential is supplied to the signal lines for a period during which a scanning signal is supplied to the scanning lines during driving of pixels in a preceding row.
Sony Corporation


04/28/16
20160118452 

Organic light emitting diode display device


An organic light emitting diode display device includes: a substrate; a scan line configured to transfer a scan signal; a data line and a driving voltage line configured to transfer a data voltage and a driving voltage, respectively; a switching transistor including a switching drain electrode configured to output the data voltage; a driving transistor including a driving gate electrode connected with the switching drain electrode; a storage capacitor including a first storage electrode connected with the driving gate electrode and a second storage electrode connected with the driving voltage line; and an organic light emitting diode connected with a driving drain electrode of the driving transistor. The storage capacitor includes: a connector in which an edge of the second storage electrode is offset from an edge of the first storage electrode in a direction toward the center of the second storage electrode, and a storage compensator facing the connector..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118420 

Thin-film transistor array substrate and organic light-emitting display apparatus including the same


A thin-film transistor (tft) array substrate includes a driving tft, a storage capacitor, a first wire, a first interlayer insulating film, a second interlayer insulating film, and a second wire. The storage capacitor has a first electrode connected to a driving gate electrode of the driving tft and a second electrode on and insulated from the first electrode.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118409 

Tft array substrate, display panel and display device


A tft array substrate is disclosed. The tft array substrate includes a base, a display region disposed on the base, and a gate drive circuit region disposed on the base.
Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118404 

Three-dimensional non-volatile ferroelectric random access memory


The present invention provides a design of three-dimensional non-volatile ferroelectric random access memory (feram) devices for increasing the storage density. The key components include: (1) feram device structures with (i) field-effect-transistors electrically connected either in series or in parallel as a basic memory group and (ii) a double-gate structure for implementing read/write schemes with full random access to individual memory cells, where one type of gates employs ferroelectrics layers as the gate dielectrics while the other type of gates employs conventional dielectric materials as the gate dielectrics; and (2) feram device structures with stacked ferroelectric-capacitors and field-effect-transistors electrically connected in series as a basic nand memory group.

04/28/16
20160118383 

Semiconductor device


A semiconductor device includes an antenna functioning as a coil, a capacitor electrically connected to the antenna in parallel, a passive element forming a resonance circuit with the antenna and the capacitor by being electrically connected to the antenna and the capacitor in parallel, a first field effect transistor controlling whether the passive element is electrically connected to the antenna and the capacitor in parallel or not, and a memory circuit. The memory circuit includes a second field effect transistor which includes an oxide semiconductor layer where a channel is formed and in which a data signal is input to one of a source and a drain.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118328 

Molding compound supported rdl for ic package


A cylindrical molding compound supported rdl for ic package is disclosed wherein a central cavity is formed in the center of the molding compound. A plurality of metal pillar is embedded in the molding compound, a redistribution layer is configured on bottom of the plurality of metal pillar; at least one passive element such as a capacitor can be mounted in the central cavity.

04/28/16
20160118301 

Package with metal-insulator-metal capacitor and manufacturing the same


A package includes a chip that has a metal-insulator-metal (mim) capacitor formed in a first polymer layer and a metallic pillar formed on the mim capacitor. A molding compound surrounds the chip, a second polymer layer is formed on the chip and the molding compound, a third polymer layer is formed on the second polymer layer, an interconnect structure is formed between the second polymer layer and the third polymer layer and electrically coupled to the metallic pillar and the mim capacitor, and a bump is formed over and electrically coupled to the interconnect structure..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118259 

Zralon films


Atomic layer deposition (ald) can be used to form a dielectric layer of zirconium aluminum oxynitride (zralon) for use in a variety of electronic devices. Forming the dielectric layer may include depositing zirconium oxide using atomic layer deposition and precursor chemicals, followed by depositing aluminum nitride using precursor chemicals, and repeating.
Micron Technology, Inc.


04/28/16
20160118199 

Capacitor and charging and discharging the same


Provided is a capacitor in which, even in the case of a high maximum charging voltage, decomposition of the electrolyte can be suppressed and charging and discharging can be performed with stability. The capacitor includes a positive electrode containing a positive-electrode active material, a negative electrode containing a negative-electrode active material, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and an electrolyte, wherein the positive-electrode active material contains a porous carbon material, in a volume-based pore size distribution of the porous carbon material, a cumulative volume of pores having a pore size of 1 nm or less accounts for 85% or more of a total pore volume, the porous carbon material has a crystallite size of 1 to 10 nm, the porous carbon material contains an oxygen-containing functional group, and a content of the oxygen-containing functional group is 3.3 mol % or less..
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118197 

Method for making solid electrolytic capacitor package structure with improved conductive terminals


The instant disclosure relates to a method for making solid electrolytic capacitor package structure with improved conductive terminals. The first step is to provide at least one conductive terminal having an electrical contact portion and a lead-out portion.
Apaq Technology Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118196 

Sealing element and wound-type solid state electrolytic capacitor thereof


A sealing element of the instant disclosure includes a cover body, an exterior convex portion, and an interior convex portion. The cover body has a first surface, a second surface arranged opposite to the first surface, and a pair of terminal holes formed on the cover body and extending through the first and second surfaces.
Apaq Technology Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118195 

Solid-state electrolytic capacitor with improved metallic anode and manufacturing the same


The instant disclosure relates to a solid electrolytic capacitor with improved metallic anode and a method for manufacturing the same. The solid electrolytic capacitor includes a substrate layer, a conductive polymer layer and an electrode layer.
Apaq Technology Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118194 

Solid electrolytic chip capacitor and manufacturing method thereof


A solid electrolytic chip capacitor is provided which comprises a substrate layer, an electrical insulating block, a conductive polymer layer, a patterned reinforcement layer, and an electrode layer. The electrical insulating block is formed on the substrate layer to define an anode region and a cathode region on the substrate layer.
Apaq Technology Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118192 

Electronic component


An electronic component includes a multilayer capacitor and an interposer. The multilayer capacitor includes an element body and a pair of external electrodes.
Tdk Corporation


04/28/16
20160118191 

Multilayer ceramic capacitor


A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes a ceramic multilayer body including dielectric ceramic layers and inner electrodes laminated with the dielectric ceramic layers interposed therebetween, wherein the dielectric ceramic layers include a perovskite compound containing ba and ti, and the inner electrodes (a) contain ni as a main component, (b) include segregation with the perovskite compound containing ba and ti, which is scattered in the inner electrodes and embedded in the inner electrodes, in amount equal to or higher than about 2%, and (c) include columnar segregation with the perovskite compound containing ba and ti, which penetrates through the inner electrodes from one main surface side to the other main surface side, in an amount equal to or lower than about 5%, or do not include the columnar segregation. Further, an average thickness of the inner electrodes is equal to or smaller than about 0.4 μm..
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118190 

Multilayer ceramic electronic component and board having the same


There is provided a multilayer ceramic electronic component including: a multilayer ceramic capacitor (mlcc) including first and second external electrodes disposed to be spaced apart from one another on a mounting surface thereof; and first and second terminal electrodes including upper horizontal portions disposed on lower surfaces of the first and second external electrodes, lower horizontal portions disposed to be spaced apart from the upper horizontal portions downwardly, and curved vertical portions connecting one ends of the upper horizontal portions and one ends of the lower horizontal portions, having “⊂” and “⊃” shapes, and disposed on the mounting surface of the mlcc in a facing manner.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118189 

Tantalum capacitor


There is provided a tantalum capacitor including: a tantalum capacitor body; a plurality of tantalum wires and an adhesive layer on a lower surface of the tantalum capacitor body; and a molding part enclosing the tantalum capacitor body, wherein the tantalum wire and the adhesive layer are connected to an anode lead frame and a cathode lead frame, respectively.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118188 

Multilayer ceramic capacitor and producing the same


A dielectric ceramic that forms dielectric ceramic layers of a multilayer ceramic capacitor contains a ba and ti containing perovskite compound, ca, r (r denotes a rare earth element, such as la), m (m denotes mn or the like), and si. The ca content ranges from 0.5 to 2.5 molar parts, the r content ranges from 0.5 to 4 molar parts, the m content ranges from 0.5 to 2 molar parts, and the si content ranges from 1 to 4 molar parts, based on 100 molar parts of ti.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118187 

Multilayer ceramic capacitor


A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a ceramic body; first and second internal electrodes disposed so as to be alternately exposed to both end surfaces of the ceramic body with each of dielectric layers; first and second external electrodes formed so as to be extended onto portions of one main surface of the ceramic body, respectively; third and fourth external electrodes formed on both side surfaces of the ceramic body, respectively, so as to be extended onto portions of both main surfaces of the ceramic body, respectively; an intermitting part connecting the third and fourth external electrodes to one another; first and second land patterns formed so as to be connected to the first and third external electrodes, respectively; and a third land pattern formed so as to be connected to both of the second and fourth external electrodes.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118121 

Configurable volatile memory data save triggers


A volatile memory data save subsystem may include a coupling to a shared power source such as a chassis or rack battery, or generator. A data save trigger controller sends a data save command toward coupled volatile memory device(s) such as nvdimms and pcie devices under specified conditions: a programmable amount of time passes without ac power, a voltage level drops below normal but is still sufficient to power the volatile memory device during a data save operation, the trigger controller is notified of an operating system shutdown command, or the trigger controller is notified of an explicit data save command without a system shutdown command.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


04/28/16
20160118003 

Self-compensating gate driving circuit


The present invention provides a self-compensating gate driving circuit which comprises a plurality of goa units which are cascade-connected, and a nth goa unit controls charge to a nth horizontal scanning line g(n) in a display area. The nth goa unit comprises a pull-up controlling part, a pull-up part, a transmission part, a first pull-down part, a bootstrap capacitor part and a pull-down holding part.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117990 

Pixel circuit for organic light emitting display and driving method thereof, organic light emitting display


A pixel circuit for an organic light emitting display includes first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth mos transistors, a first capacitor, and an organic light emitting diode. The gate electrode of the first mos transistor receives a first scanning signal.
Shanghai Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117989 

Display apparatus, pixel circuit, and control display apparatus


A display apparatus includes a display unit including a plurality of pixel circuits, each of the pixel circuits includes: a light emitting device; a driving transistor; a display data updating circuit including a display data capacitor; a threshold voltage compensation circuit including a threshold voltage capacitor; and a switch transistor connected to the display data capacitor and the threshold voltage capacitor. The display data capacitor is electrically disconnected from the threshold voltage capacitor when updating of display data and compensation of a threshold voltage of the driving transistor are performed, and the display data capacitor is electrically connected to the threshold voltage capacitor when the light emitting device emits light..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117983 

Pixel circuit, driving method thereof and display panel


A circuit is disclosed. The circuit includes a first transistor, to respond to a first scanning signal and to transmit a first voltage, a first capacitor, to store the first voltage, and an organic light emitting diode.
Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117981 

Voltage compensation type pixel circuit and driving the same


A voltage compensation pixel circuit includes a driving transistor coupled to the light emitting element between a high potential power line and a low potential power line to drive the light emitting element in response to a predetermined voltage applied to a gate, switching transistor including a first switching transistor being switched in response to a voltage of a first gate signal, a second switching transistor and a third switching transistor being switched in response to a voltage of a third gate signal, and a fourth switching transistor being switched in response to a voltage of a second gate signal, a storage capacitor coupled between a first node and a second node, and a setup transistor coupled between the light emitting element and the driving transistor and operated by the driving transistor. The first node is coupled to the driving transistor.
Foundation Of Soongsil University-industry Cooperation


04/28/16
20160117980 

External compensation sensing circuit and sensing method thereof, display device


An external-compensation sensing circuit, sensing method, and display device. The circuit includes fully-differential operational amplifier, first capacitor, second capacitor and outputting circuit for amplifying induced current; negative input of the amplifier is connected to display screen, positive input thereof is connected to reference voltage, negative output thereof is connected to first control terminal of the outputting circuit, positive output thereof is connected to second control terminal of the outputting circuit; two terminals of the first capacitor are connected to the negative input of the amplifier and an input of the outputting circuit respectively; one terminal of the second capacitor is connected to the output of the outputting circuit and the other terminal is grounded.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117431 

Integrated circuit and designing layout of the same


A method of designing a layout of an integrated circuit (ic) includes: preparing a standard cell library that stores first and second standard cells, each of the first and second standard cells including a plurality of conductive lines that extend in a first direction, placing the first and second standard cells to be adjacent to each other in a first boundary parallel to the plurality of conductive lines, and generating a decoupling capacitor by using at least one first conductive line of the plurality of conductive lines when a same voltage is applied to a first pattern adjacent to the first boundary in the first standard cell and a second pattern adjacent to the first boundary in the second standard cell, the at least one first conductive line being adjacent to the first boundary.. .

04/28/16
20160117035 

Pressure detection device and input device


A piezoelectric sensor capable of position detection and load detection within the sensor. The sensor includes a piezoelectric layer that generates an electric charge when pressed by an inputting means, a first electrode that is arranged on a first main face of the piezoelectric layer, a second electrode that is arranged on a second main face of the piezoelectric layer opposite the first main face, a first capacitor or a first resonant circuit connected to the first electrode, and a first detection section connected to the first electrode..
Nissha Printing, Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117010 

Conductor pattern structure of capacitive touch panel


Disclosed is a conductor pattern structure of a capacitive touch panel. The structure contains two conductor assemblies with different directions, and each conductor assembly includes a number of conductive cells that are interconnected by conduction lines.
Hycon Technology Corp.


04/28/16
20160116925 

Electrical circuit for delivering power to consumer electronic devices


An electrical circuit for providing electrical power for use in powering electronic devices, such as monitors, televisions, white goods, data centers, and telecom circuit boards, is described herein. The electrical circuit includes a voltage reduction circuit cell that includes a first capacitor, a second capacitor, a switching circuit, and a hold capacitor.
Advanced Charging Technologies, Llc


04/28/16
20160116812 

Liquid crystal display device comprising a transparent pixel electrode connected with a thin film transistor through a contact hole and a transparent counter electrode having multiple slits


To form a sufficiently large storage capacitor, a liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel having a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal held between the first substrate and the second substrate, the liquid crystal display panel having multiple pixels arranged in matrix. The first substrate has, in a transmissive display area provided in each of the pixels, a laminated structure containing a first transparent electrode, a first insulating film, a second transparent electrode, a second insulating film, and a third transparent electrode which are laminated in this order.
Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160116575 

Technique for a pulse/phase based laser rangefinder utilizing a single photodiode in conjunction with separate pulse and phase receiver circuits


A technique for a pulse/phase based laser rangefinding instrument utilizing a single photodiode in conjunction with separate pulse and phase receiver circuits. The photodiode receives phase and pulse ranging signals and a capacitor coupled to the photodiode and is operative to provide current through the photodiode to a transimpedance amplifier in a pulse mode of operation and from the photodiode through a tuned circuit to a narrow band amplifier in a phase mode of operation..
Laser Technology, Inc. And Kama-tech (hk) Limited


04/28/16
20160115014 

Non-symmetric arrays of mems digital variable capacitor with uniform operating characteristics


The present invention generally relates to a mems dvc. The mems dvc has an rf electrode and is formed above a cmos substrate.
Cavendish Kinetics, Inc.


04/21/16
20160113116 

Surface-mount technology devices and related methods


Surface-mount technology (smt) devices and related methods. In some embodiments, an smt device can include an electrical element and a plurality of terminals connected to the electrical element.

04/21/16
20160113098 

Light string


A light string includes a plurality of lights and a plurality of non-polarity capacitor corresponding to the lights; wherein, the lights are electrically connected in series and to be powered by an ac power supply; each of the non-polarity capacitor is connected in parallel to a corresponding one of the lights. When the light string is powered on, the non-polarity capacitor is charged and absorbs the surge current which may occur.

04/21/16
20160113091 

Retrofit light emitting diode tube


Light sources (10) for replacing fluorescent lamps comprise light circuits (3) with light emitting diodes, first and second terminals (1, 2) located at first and second ends of the light sources (10) for exchanging first signals with high-frequency ballasts, and converter circuits (4) for converting the first signals into second signals for feeding the light circuits (3). The converter circuits (4) comprise reactive circuits (5) for matching the light circuits (3) and the high-frequency ballasts and provide safety to persons when installing the light sources (10).

04/21/16
20160113051 

Device-to-device communications based on capacitive sensing and coupling via human body or direct device-to-device coupling


Systems, devices and techniques disclosed in this document provide device-to-device communications via a human body of a user between (1) a capacitor sensor touch screen device that includes a capacitor sensor touch screen that includes capacitor sensors and provides a display function and (2) a capacitor sensor device that includes one or more capacitor sensors that detect or sense, based on capacitive sensing and without providing a display function, signals transmitted from the capacitor sensor touch screen of the capacitor sensor touch screen device. The human body of a user operates as a signal transmitting medium.

04/21/16
20160112803 

Mems microphone element


A concept is provided which permits the implementation of mems microphone elements having a very good snr, high microphone sensitivity and a large frequency bandwidth. The microphone structure of the mems element is implemented in a layer structure and includes at least one sound pressure-sensitive diaphragm (210), an acoustically permeable counter element (220) and a capacitor system for detecting the diaphragm deflections, the diaphragm (210) and the counter element (220) being situated on top of each other and a distance apart from one another in the layer structure and each bring equipped with at least one electrode of the capacitor system.

04/21/16
20160112795 

Very high dynamic-range switched capacitor adc with large input impedance for applications tolerating increased distortion and noise at large input signal levels


A modulator is configured to respond to input swings by providing a feedback voltage via a feedback path to compromise an increase in noise and distortion power with increasing signal power at signal levels exceeding a predetermined threshold. A digital-to-analog converter (dac) generates a feedback voltage with a resistor string biased with a given current and switches as a function of an input value to mitigate the voltage swing at a summing node..

04/21/16
20160112146 

Circuit providing harmonic response rejection for a frequency mixer


An apparatus for reducing a harmonic response in an electronic circuit is provided. The apparatus includes an rf input configured to provide a first signal operating at a radio frequency.

04/21/16
20160112059 

Successive approximation analog-to-digital converter and conversion method thereof


A successive approximation analog-to-digital converter and conversion method thereof are provided, the successive approximation analog-to-digital converter includes a segmented-multiple-stage capacitor array with redundancy bits, a comparator, a weight-storage circuit, a code reconstruction circuit and a control logic circuit. The successive approximation analog-to-digital converter helps to decrease the complexity of circuit design, featuring small size and low power.

04/21/16
20160112057 

Sensor device including high-resolution analog to digital converter


Provided is a sensor device including: a sensor unit converting a voltage of a periodically switched capacitor into a pulse signal by referring to a clock signal to provide the pulse signal as a first sensing signal; and a high-resolution analog to digital converter (adc) amplifying a period of the first sensing signal 2n times (n is an integer), amplifying a period of the clock signal 2n−1 times, and generating a second sensing signal where a switching time of the capacitor is removed by removing the amplified clock signal from the amplified first sensing signal.. .

04/21/16
20160112040 

Drive device


A drive device that drives a semiconductor switching device includes a capacitor, an output selection unit that selects whether or not to supply a charge of the capacitor to a conduction control terminal of the semiconductor switching device, and a charge consumption unit that supplies the charge of the capacitor to a portion other than the conduction control terminal, thereby consuming the charge of the capacitor.. .

04/21/16
20160112039 

Multi-voltage driving circuit


A multi-voltage driving circuit is provided. The multi-voltage driving circuit has a master capacitor and a plurality of slave capacitors, which are connected in series.

04/21/16
20160112038 

Delay circuit, oscillation circuit, and semiconductor device


Provided is a voltage regulator which consumes low power and uses an nmos transistor as an output transistor. A delay circuit includes, between a constant current circuit and a capacitor, a depletion type nmos transistor having a gate and a back gate each connected to a ground terminal, the constant current circuit including a depletion type nmos transistor and a resistor connected between each of a gate and a back gate of the depletion type nmos transistor and a source thereof..

04/21/16
20160112028 

Automatic impedance adjustment


An apparatus and method are described for automatically matching the impedance of an antenna. An impedance matching network includes at least one variable impedance element and has an input for receiving a drive signal and an output connectable to an antenna.

04/21/16
20160112025 

Multiplexer


A multiplexer includes: a first filter connected between a common terminal and a first terminal; a second filter connected between the common terminal and a second terminal, and having a passband lower in frequency than a passband of the first filter; and a resonant circuit including: a first inductor and a capacitor connected in series between a first end and a second end of the resonant circuit, the first end being coupled to a node at which the common terminal diverges into the first filter and the second filter, the second end being coupled to the first filter, and a second inductor connected in parallel to the first inductor and the capacitor between the first end and the second end, wherein the passband of the first filter is higher in frequency than an antiresonant frequency of the resonant circuit.. .

04/21/16
20160112024 

Inductor circuit integrated with rc circuit


An inductor circuit includes an inductor and an rc circuit. The rc circuit includes a resistor and a capacitor.

04/21/16
20160112011 

Integrated circuit capacitors for analog microcircuits


Dual gate fd-soi transistors are used as mosfet capacitors to replace passive well capacitors in analog microcircuits. Use of the dual gate fd-soi devices helps to reduce unstable oscillations and improve circuit performance.

04/21/16
20160112010 

Low noise amplifier and chip


A low noise amplifier and a chip. The amplifier includes a biasing circuit unit, a first amplifying circuit unit, a first adjusting unit, a first signal input, a second signal input and a first signal output; the biasing circuit unit includes a first voltage output and a second voltage output; the first amplifying circuit unit includes a first n-type transistor, a first p-type transistor, a first output capacitor, a second output capacitor, a first impedance and a second impedance; gates of first n-type and p-type transistors are connected to first voltage output and first signal input, and second voltage output and first signal input, respectively, via adjusting unit; source of first n-type transistor is connected to source of first p-type transistor and second signal input; drains of first n-type and p-type transistors are connected respectively to impedance, and to first signal output and second signal output via output capacitor..

04/21/16
20160112006 

Digital controlled oscillator and switchable varactor for high frequency low noise operation


Low noise switchable varactors and digital controlled oscillator (dco) circuitry are presented for creating alternating signals at controlled frequencies, including a first transistor for selectively coupling two capacitors between varactor output nodes when a control signal is in a first state, second and third transistors for selectively coupling first and second internal nodes between the respective capacitors and the first transistor with a third internal node when the control signal is in the first state, and an inverter disconnected from the first and second internal nodes to mitigate phase noise and operable to control the voltage of the third internal node according to the control signal.. .

04/21/16
20160111977 

Switching converter


A switching converter includes a transformer having a primary winding to which an input voltage is supplied and formed of two primary winding halves, a tap between the winding halves, and a pair of switching elements in series connection with the winding halves. A voltage divider formed of two capacitors and across which the input voltage is supplied is connected at a center tap between the two capacitors to the primary winding tap through a damping element or network.

04/21/16
20160111976 

Power conversion device


Four bus bars, which are two positive-electrode-side bus bars connecting a positive electrode of a capacitor series circuit and a positive electrode of a power conversion section, a negative-electrode-side bus bar connecting a negative electrode of the capacitor series circuit and a negative electrode of the power conversion section, and an intermediate connection bus bar connecting in series two smoothing capacitors in the capacitor series circuit, are stacked in close contact with one another via insulating layers, to form a 4-layer bus bar. The two positive-electrode-side bus bars are not adjacent to each other and are connected in parallel to each other.

04/21/16
20160111962 

Controller supply terminal boosting


A power conversion device includes a power switch a first main terminal coupled to a higher potential portion, a second main terminal coupled to a lower potential portion, and a tap coupled to the first main terminal to provide a current for charging a supply terminal capacitor. A controller is coupled to a control terminal of the power switch to control switching of the power switch to produce a regulated output.

04/21/16
20160111954 

Voltage generator and biasing thereof


In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a method of operating a voltage generator includes providing a bypass switch to bypass a ripple filter coupled to a power converter. A coupling capacitor includes a first plate and a second plate.

04/21/16
20160111907 

Apparatus and providing bidirectional voltage support


This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for an energy storage system. In one aspect, the energy storage system includes a controller configured to connect a capacitor system in series with an output of a battery system during a regenerative event such that the voltage of the capacitor system is subtracted from the voltage of the battery system..

04/21/16
20160111899 

Alternating current linked power converting apparatus


Disclosed herein is an alternating current linked power converting apparatus, including: a direct current power unit including a plurality of cells, which provide a direct current (dc) voltage and are connected in series, wherein the direct current power unit has both ends connected to an inverter which converts the direct current voltage to an alternating current (ac) voltage; a cell balancing charger/discharger connected to the plurality of cells and balancing the direct current voltage or an amount of charging between the plurality of cells; and a ripple removing capacitor that is positioned between the cell balancing charger/discharger and the inverter and that includes a first terminal and a second terminal that are respectively connected to a first output terminal and a second output terminal of the cell balancing charger/discharger so as to remove ripples of the direct current voltage.. .

04/21/16
20160111763 

Rechargeable battery


The invention relates to a rechargeable battery includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a separator, and electrolyte. The first electrode includes a first supercapacitor electrode, a first battery electrode, a first current collector, and a first connector.

04/21/16
20160111557 

Semiconductor device


A semiconductor device includes a filter circuit to sub-divide and output a received signal as a relatively low frequency first signal and a relatively high frequency second signal, a first channel containing a photocoupler to convey the first signal output from the filter circuit, a second channel containing an isolator, the isolator conveying the second signal output from the filter circuit, and a signal synthesis circuit to sum and output the first signal conveyed by way of the first channel and the second signal conveyed by way of the second channel. The isolator that is mounted in the second channel includes a capacitive coupling type isolator.

04/21/16
20160111484 

Organic light-emitting diode display and manufacturing the same


An oled display and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. In one aspect, the display device includes a plurality of pixels, wherein each of the pixels includes a plurality of wires including a first wire extending in a first direction and a second wire extending in a second direction crossing the first direction, the second wire having top and bottom portions opposing each other.

04/21/16
20160111483 

Thin film transistor array substrate, manufacturing the same, and organic light-emitting diode (oled) display including the same


A thin film transistor (tft) array substrate is disclosed. In one aspect, the substrate includes a buffer layer formed over a substrate, a storage capacitor formed in the buffer layer and including a first electrode and a second electrode surrounding and insulated from the first electrode and a driving tft formed over the buffer layer..

04/21/16
20160111482 

Thin film transistor array panel and organic light-emitting display apparatus including the same


A thin film transistor (tft) circuit panel comprises a substrate and first and second patterned multi-layer structures formed over the substrate. The first patterned multi-layer structure is to provide a driving tft and a storage capacitor, and comprises: a semiconductor layer, a first electrode over the semiconductor layer, a second electrode disposed over the first electrode and insulated from the first electrode, a storage insulating layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and a driving gate insulating layer disposed between the semiconductor layer and the first electrode.

04/21/16
20160111418 

Semiconductor device and manufacturing the same


A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a transistor, a conductive contact and a capacitor. The transistor is formed on the semiconductor substrate, and the transistor includes a gate, a source and a drain.

04/21/16
20160111412 

Esd protection circuit


An electrostatic discharge (esd) protection circuit may include an n-channel metal oxide semiconductor (nmos) having a drain connected to a power terminal and a source and a gate connected to a ground terminal, a capacitor connected to the drain and a bulk terminal of the nmos in parallel, and a plurality of series-connected diodes having anodes of one ends thereof connected to the bulk terminal and cathodes of the other ends thereof connected to the ground terminal.. .

04/21/16
20160111228 

Lithium ion capacitor and charging and discharging same


A lithium ion capacitor includes a positive electrode containing a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode containing a negative electrode active material, a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a lithium ion conductive electrolyte. The electrolyte contains a lithium salt and an ionic liquid.

04/21/16
20160111227 

Supercapacitor electrodes including graphenic carbon particles


Supercapacitor electrodes comprising active charge supporting particles, graphenic carbon particles, and a binder are disclosed. The active charge supporting particles may comprise activated carbon.

04/21/16
20160111225 

Electrode for a combination of supercapacitor and battery and also process for the production thereof


An electrode (10) for a combination of supercapacitor and battery, comprising an active structure (12), wherein the active structure (12) comprises an active material layer (18) which is divided into strips in the plane and capacitor strips (16) and battery strips (14) are arranged alternately in the plane, is proposed. Also a process for producing such an electrode (10) and a combined supercapacitor and battery cell comprising at least one such electrode..

04/21/16
20160111221 

Solid electrolytic capacitor


A solid electrolytic capacitor including an alloy composed of titanium and zirconium as an anode conductor, an oxide film obtained by anodizing the anode conductor as a dielectric layer, and a conductive polymer as an electrolyte, wherein an atomic ratio of titanium and zirconium in the alloy of the anode conductor is from 80:20 to 10:90 as ti:zr, and wherein a film thickness of the oxide film is 5 nm or more and 1000 nm or less.. .

04/21/16
20160111218 

Vacuum variable capacitor


A vacuum variable capacitor includes a pre-vacuum enclosure for reducing a pressure differential across the bellows. The vacuum force load on the drive system can thereby be reduced, allowing faster movement of the movable electrode, faster capacitance adjustment of the vacuum variable capacitor and longer lifetimes of the device..

04/21/16
20160111217 

Laminated ceramic capacitor


As a dielectric ceramic constituting dielectric layers of a laminated ceramic capacitor, a dielectric ceramic is used which contains, as its main constituent, a perovskite-type compound containing ca and zr and optionally containing sr, ba, and ti, and further contains si, mn, and al, and when the total content of zr and ti is regarded as 100 parts by mol, the total content (100×m) of ca, sr, and ba meets 1.002≦m≦1.100 in terms of parts by mol, the si content n meets 0.5≦n≦10 in terms of parts by mol, the mn content u meets 0.5≦u≦10 in terms of parts by mol, and the al content w meets 0.02≦w≦4 in terms of parts by mol, m and n satisfying −0.4≦100(m−1)−n≦3.9.. .

04/21/16
20160111214 

Multilayer ceramic capacitor and board having the same


A multilayer ceramic capacitor may include a ceramic body having first to third dielectric layers, first and third internal electrodes disposed to be partially exposed to an upper surface of the ceramic body, second and fourth internal electrodes disposed to be partially exposed to a lower surface of the ceramic body, internal resistance electrodes disposed on the third dielectric layers and partially exposed to the upper surface of the ceramic body, first and third external electrodes disposed on the ceramic body to be connected to the first and third internal electrodes, second and fourth external electrodes disposed to be connected to the second and fourth internal electrodes. The first and third external electrodes are electrically connected to each other by the internal resistance electrodes..

04/21/16
20160111213 

Multilayer ceramic capacitor


A multilayer ceramic capacitor that is highly resistant to insulation degradation under high-temperature load includes an inner ceramic layer that has a composition mainly composed of a perovskite-type compound containing ba and ti, at least one of nb and ta, contains mn and al, and optionally contains mg and a rare-earth element that is at least one of y, gd, tb, dy, ho, and er, with a content of ti being 100 parts by mole, and (a) a total of nb and ta is from about 0.2 to about 1.5 part by mole, (b) mg is not more than about 0.2 part by mole including 0 part by mole, (c) mn is from about 1.0 to about 3.5 parts by mole, (d) al is from about 1.0 to about 4.0 parts by mole, and (e) the rare-earth element is not more than about 0.05 part by mole including 0 part by mole. Furthermore, an average number of particles per one layer of the inner ceramic layer is not more than 3..

04/21/16
20160111211 

Thin film capacitor


An area of the dielectric patch member is 100 to 900000 μm2.. .

04/21/16
20160111138 

Semiconductor memory device


Proposed as a configuration, a controlling method, and a testing method for a ferroelectric shadow memory are (1) a bit line non-precharge method, in which no precharging of a bit line is performed during a read/write operation; (2) a plate line charge share method, in which electric charge is shared between plate lines that are driven sequentially during store/recall operation; (3) a word line boost method, in which the potential on a word line is raised during a write operation; (4) a plate line driver boost method, in which the driving capacity of a plate line driver is raised during a store/recall operation; and (5) a testing method for detecting a defect in a ferroelectric capacitor by arbitrarily setting a potential on a bit line from outside a chip.. .

04/21/16
20160111058 

Driver and electronic device


In a display device including a driver that drives a load line of an electro-optical panel through capacitor charge redistribution, a data voltage will change in the case where an electro-optical panel-side capacitance changes, even when tone data is the same. Accordingly, by detecting a voltage at a data voltage output terminal, a connection state and outputs between the data voltage output terminal and the electro-optical panel can be detected..

04/21/16
20160111045 

Display apparatus, driving a display, and electronic device


In a display apparatus including a switching transistor, a correction voltage for eliminating an effect of a variation in a characteristic of a driving transistor is stored in a storage capacitor. The switching transistor is disposed between one current terminal of the driving transistor and a light emitting element.

04/21/16
20160111038 

Driver and electronic device


In a display device including a driver that drives load lines in an electro-optical panel through capacitor charge redistribution, load capacitance among the load lines of the electro-optical panel differs depending on parasitic capacitance of a board on which the load lines are mounted, the type of the panel, and so on, and the accuracy of driving voltages drops due to such variations. The driver is provided with a adjusting capacitance group that corrects variation in load capacitance, and by adjusting a driving capacitance on the driver side, a ratio with the load capacitance is increased and accuracy of a post-driving potential is increased..

04/21/16
20160111035 

Driver and electronic device


In a display device having a driver that drives load lines in an electro-optical panel through capacitor charge redistribution, a data voltage is determined by a capacitance ratio during capacitive driving. However, a panel-side capacitance is a capacitance external to a driver ic, and thus it is difficult to set the capacitance ratio exactly.





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