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Memory systems and memory programming methods

Micron Technology

Memory systems and memory programming methods

Multi-component intermetallic electrodes for lithium batteries

Uchicago Argonne

Multi-component intermetallic electrodes for lithium batteries

Multi-component intermetallic electrodes for lithium batteries

Nec

Mobile communication system and mobile communication method

Date/App# patent app List of recent Cells-related patents
06/25/15
20150181641
 Drx wakeup rule in an eicic environment patent thumbnailnew patent Drx wakeup rule in an eicic environment
Methods, systems, and devices are described for a ue to determine a drx wakeup rule in an eicic environment. A ue may identify a measurement period associated with reduced interference from one or more cells in a wireless communications network.
Qualcomm Incorporated
06/25/15
20150181605
 Mobile communication system and mobile communication method patent thumbnailnew patent Mobile communication system and mobile communication method
Each of a plurality of first radio units are installed in a plurality of first cells making up a first area, each of a plurality of second radio units are installed in a plurality of second cells making up a second area being separated from the first area, a first radio control unit is constantly connected to a plurality of the first radio units that serve about half of traffic peak in the first area and constantly connected to a plurality of the second radio units that serve about half of traffic peak in the second area, a second radio control unit is constantly connected to the remaining plurality of the first radio units and constantly connected to the remaining plurality of the second radio units, and an upper controller is connected to the first radio control unit and the second radio control unit.. .
Nec Corporation
06/25/15
20150181547
 Cell timing in a wireless device and base station patent thumbnailnew patent Cell timing in a wireless device and base station
A plurality of cells are grouped into a primary cell group and a secondary cell group. The wireless device receives a timing advance command comprising a time adjustment value and an index of the secondary cell group.
Ofinno Technologies, Llc
06/25/15
20150181543
 Method and terminal for synchronizing downlink patent thumbnailnew patent Method and terminal for synchronizing downlink
One disclosure of the present invention suggests a method for synchronizing a downlink. The method for synchronizing downlinks comprises the steps of: receiving from at least one cell, which belongs to a random group, a synchronization signal; synchronizing the downlink in accordance with the synchronization signal; and using the downlink synchronization, which is performed on the at least one cell, to synchronize the downlink with a target cell, when the target cell that belongs to the random group is converted from an off state to an on state, wherein the random group comprises geographically adjacent cells, and wherein the cells that are comprised in the random group can have mutually different cell ids, but a portion of the synchronization signals can be identical..
Lg Electronics In.
06/25/15
20150181494
 Methods, computer program products and apparatuses enabling to improve handovers in mobile communication networks patent thumbnailnew patent Methods, computer program products and apparatuses enabling to improve handovers in mobile communication networks
A memory includes a number of partitions, each assigned to a respective terminal, each including a first number of subpartitions of a first type, each assigned to a respective cell visited by the respective terminal. The memory includes second number of subpartitions of a second type, each assigned to a respective transition of a terminal between respective cells upon each transition of a respective terminal between respective cells, data is received pertaining to the respective terminal from a network entity(les) representing a respective cell.
Nokia Solutions And Networks Oy
06/25/15
20150181479
 Mechanism for radio link monitoring and radio link  failure handling in small cell networks patent thumbnailnew patent Mechanism for radio link monitoring and radio link failure handling in small cell networks
A method of radio link monitoring (rlm) and radio link failure (rlf) handling over a small cell network is proposed. In a wireless network, a user equipment (ue) establishes a radio resource control (rrc) connection with a base station (enb), which is ue anchor.
Mediatek Inc.
06/25/15
20150181212
 Transferring system for huge and high quality images on network and method thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Transferring system for huge and high quality images on network and method thereof
A transferring system for huge and high quality images on network and a method thereof are disclosed, wherein various individual image data are converted into high quality image data to be converted into layered image data, and classified into a plurality of sub cells, then stored in database as a compressed form. A client system connected to a server requires information, immediately downloads the required information, releases the compression, and then displays on a screen real time.
National Computerization Agency
06/25/15
20150181139
 Method and  acquiring a set of images illuminated by a flash patent thumbnailnew patent Method and acquiring a set of images illuminated by a flash
An electronic imaging device having a plurality of photosensitive cells arranged in an array to form a frame region, the frame region being composed of a plurality of frame sub-regions each frame sub-region corresponding to a sub-set of photosensitive cells, the device comprising an array controller configured to expose each of said frame sub-regions during an exposure duration wherein the exposure of at least some of said frame sub-regions occurs at different times during a total time of exposure of the frame region, a flash unit for illuminating a scene to be imaged during a flash time duration an activator for activating the flash unit to illuminate the scene to be imaged at a flash time delay determined in dependence upon said exposure duration of a frame sub region and the flash time duration; an image data acquisition unit for acquiring a set of frames of the scene wherein the time of occurrence of a flash event within a frame shifts temporally from frame to frame; and an image reconstruction unit for constructing a sequence of images from the frame sub-regions of the acquired frames.. .
Thomson Licensing
06/25/15
20150181138
 Solid-state imaging element and camera system patent thumbnailnew patent Solid-state imaging element and camera system
A solid-state imaging element that includes a plurality of semiconductor layers stacked, a plurality of stack-connecting parts for electrically connecting the plurality of semiconductor layers, a pixel array part in which pixel cells that include a photoelectric conversion part and a signal output part are arrayed in a two-dimensional shape, and an output signal line through which signals from the signal output part of the pixel cells are propagated, in which the plurality of semiconductor layers includes at least a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer, and, in the first semiconductor layer, the plurality of pixel cells are arrayed in a two-dimensional shape, the signal output part of a pixel group formed with the plurality of pixel cells shares an output signal line wired from the stack-connecting parts, and the output signal line has a separation part which can separate each output signal line.. .
Sony Corporation
06/25/15
20150180601
 Method and  controlling inter-cellular interference in hetnet system patent thumbnailnew patent Method and controlling inter-cellular interference in hetnet system
Provided is a method and an apparatus for controlling inter-cellular interference in a heterogeneous network (hetnet) system, in which a macro cell and femto cells coexist. The apparatus for controlling inter-cellular interference overbears a control channel of the macro cell.
Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
06/25/15
20150180561
new patent

Spatial null creation using massive mimo (m-mimo)


In a base station having a massive multiple input multiple output (m-mimo) antenna array, the availability of the m-mimo antenna array is exploited to manage the interference caused by the base station to neighboring cells. In one embodiment, the large number of antenna elements of the m-mimo antenna array are used to create precise transmit and/or receive spatial nulls at specific user equipments (ues) being served by a neighboring cell and/or in select areas of the neighboring cell.
Broadcom Corporation
06/25/15
20150180554
new patent

Terminal transmitting a reference signal


Provided are a radio communication terminal apparatus and a radio transmission method by which intersymbol interference of dm-rs of a comp terminal and a non-comp terminal can be reduced. A comp set setting unit (102) sets the cell ids of all cells in the comp set in a cell selection unit (104), and a serving cell setting unit (103) sets the cell id of the serving cell in the cell selection unit (104).
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America
06/25/15
20150180407
new patent

Photovoltaic module


A photovoltaic module includes: a solar cell module including a plurality of solar cells; a junction box including a dc/dc converter unit to convert the level of dc power supplied from the solar cell module; a plate on one surface of the solar cell module and disposed between the solar cell module and the junction box; and a coupling member attaching and detaching the junction box from the solar cell module.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.
06/25/15
20150180366
new patent

Automatic voltage regulation for photovoltaic systems


A photovoltaic system includes solar cells and photovoltaic inverters configured to convert direct current generated by the solar cells to alternating current. Grid voltage at the point of interconnection (poi) of the photovoltaic system and the power grid is measured and compared to a setpoint.
Sunpower Corporation
06/25/15
20150180352
new patent

Controlling a modular converter


A modular converter is disclosed which includes plural converter cells connected in series on a first side, and connected on a second side, wherein each converter cell includes an ac-to-dc converter connected to the first side and a dc-to-dc converter connected to the second side. Exemplary embodiments estimate power transferred by the modular converter; compare the transferred power with a threshold value; when the transferred power exceeds the threshold value, operate in a normal load operation mode; when the transferred power is below the threshold value, operate in a low load operation mode with reduced switching losses..
Abb Technology Ag
06/25/15
20150180250
new patent

Safety concept for batteries


A safety device for a battery having battery cells that are configured to connect to poles of the battery via charging and isolating devices includes a discharge device. The discharge device is configured to connect in parallel to the battery cells.
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180100
new patent

Thermal management of energy storage


An energy storage thermal management system includes an energy storage compartment including a liquid coolant bath portion and a vapor portion. A plurality of energy storage cells are positioned within the energy storage compartment and submerged within the liquid coolant bath.
Rolls-royce North American
06/25/15
20150180098
new patent

Energy storage device


Device for contacting electrical energy storage cells of an energy store, which are each connected at their poles to a printed circuit board via an electrically and thermally conductive contact element, said printed circuit board being provided to separate an electrical current, received by the respective energy storage cell via the contact element, from a heat flow received via the contact element.. .
Technische Universitat Munchen
06/25/15
20150180097
new patent

Energy storage module and production of energy storage module


An energy storage module, in particular for supplying electrical energy in a motor vehicle, includes a plurality of prismatic storage cells, each having a front side on which at least one power tap is arranged and having a back side opposing the front side, as well as longitudinal member having two opposing outer walls. The back side of at least one storage cell is positioned against each outer wall of the longitudinal member..
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
06/25/15
20150180095
new patent

Systems and methods for conducting battery heat using pouch cells


The present disclosure relates to apparatuses for conducting battery heat comprising an active material positioned between a first cover portion and second cover portion, each portion comprising a thermal conductive material and protection material connected to the thermal conductive material. Also included are systems for conducting heat includes a plurality of pouch cells each comprising an active material positioned between a first cover portion and second cover portion and a plurality of frames, at least one frame positioned between each of the plurality of pouch cells.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
06/25/15
20150180092
new patent

Method and device for adjusting battery module


A method for adjusting a battery module including a plurality of connected cells is provided. Each cell is a nickel-metal hydride battery including a positive electrode containing an active material of which the main component is nickel hydroxide, a negative electrode containing a hydrogen adsorption alloy, and an electrolytic solution that is an alkali solution.
Primearth Ev Energy Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180084
new patent

Application of force in electrochemical cells


The present invention relates to the application of a force to enhance the performance of an electrochemical cell. The force may comprise, in some instances, an anisotropic force with a component normal to an active surface of the anode of the electrochemical cell.
Sion Power Corporation
06/25/15
20150180079
new patent

Fuel cell components, stacks and modular fuel cell systems


A fuel cell power module includes a cylindrical housing encasing a fuel cell stack and an air supply. The housing has a major interior surface.
Powerdisc Development Corporation Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180075
new patent

Stacked structure fur fuel cell


Provided is a stacked structure for a fuel cell in which the plurality of fuel cells are stacked. Each of the fuel cells includes an electrolyte layer, and a cathode layer and an anode layer disposed on both surfaces of the electrolyte layer.
Mico Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180071
new patent

Fuel cells for use at elevated temperatures and pressures


This invention provides a redox fuel cell comprising an anode and a cathode separated by an ion selective polymer electrolyte membrane; means for supplying a fuel to the anode region of the cell; means for supplying an oxidant to the cathode region of the cell; means for providing an electrical circuit between the anode and the cathode; a non-volatile catholyte solution flowing in fluid communication with the cathode, the catholyte solution comprising a polyoxometallate redox couple being at least partially reduced at the cathode in operation of the cell, and at least partially re-generated by reaction with the oxidant after such reduction at the cathode, the catholyte solution further comprising vanadium species that result from the speciation of the polyoxometallate at an elevated temperature and/or pressure.. .
Acal Energy Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180060
new patent

Humidification device for humidifying process gases and fuel cell arrangement comprising same


A humidification device for humidifying process gases, in particular for fuel cells, having a stack of repeating components, including a steam-permeable membrane, a first layer arrangement arranged on a first side of the membrane having a first flow layer for conducting a process gas to be humidified, a multiplicity of flow channels running parallel to the membrane, a second layer arrangement arranged on a second side of the membrane having a second flow layer for conducting a humidified gas including a multiplicity of flow channels running parallel to the membrane, and two protective films which adjoin the second flow layer on both sides and have a multiplicity of through-openings.. .
Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
06/25/15
20150180058
new patent

Fuel cell system


A fuel cell system capable of adjusting the amount of humidification of reaction gas includes a fuel cell stack in which fuel cells are stacked, an air supplier supplying air to the fuel cell stack, a humidifier humidifying air supplied through the air supplier with air discharged from the fuel cell stack, and a hydrogen supplier supplying hydrogen to the fuel cell stack. A condensate water processor is configured to store and discharge condensate water discharged from the fuel cell stack through a hydrogen exhaust line.
Hyundai Motor Company
06/25/15
20150180052
new patent

Fuel cell flow channels and flow fields


A fuel cell anode flow field includes at least one flow channel with a cross-sectional area that varies along at least a portion of its length. In some embodiments, the channel width decreases along at least a portion of the channel length according to a natural exponential function.
Powerdisc Development Corporation Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180039
new patent

Sustainable current collectors for lithium batteries


The claimed invention relates to a current collector product for one or more galvanic battery cells. Currently, the metal considered as current collector for the negative electrode is copper.
Lifesize Ab
06/25/15
20150180038
new patent

Bipolar li-ion battery with improved seal and associated production process


The present invention relates to a bipolar battery comprising at least two electrochemical cells (c1, c2) stacked on top of one another, each collector (13, 21) comprising on its periphery at least one bead (23) of an electrically insulating material also forming a peripheral zone of the wall impermeable to the electrolyte. According to the invention, each impermeable wall is obtained by a technique chosen from direct bonding, anodic bonding between a bead of the bipolar collector and the bead of the adjacent collector, and eutectic bonding between a layer made of metal or a eutectic metal alloy deposited on a bead of the bipolar collector and a layer made of metal or eutectic metal alloy deposited on a bead of the adjacent collector..
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
06/25/15
20150180037
new patent

Polymer for use as protective layers and other components in electrochemical cells


Polymers for use as protective layers and other components in electrochemical cells are provided. In some embodiments, the electrochemical cell is a lithium-based electrochemical cell..
Basf Se
06/25/15
20150180032
new patent

Cobalt-stabilized lithium metal oxide electrodes for lithium batteries


Y[xli2mo3.(1-x)lim′o2].(1-y)li1+dmn2-z-dm″zo4; wherein 0≦x≦1; 0.75≦y<1; 0<z≦2; 0≦d≦0.2; and z-d≦2. M comprises one or more metal ions that together have an average oxidation state of +4; m′ comprises one or more metal ions that together have an average oxidation state of +3; and m″ comprises one or more metal ions that together with the mn and any excess proportion of lithium, “d”, have a combined average oxidation state between +3.5 and +4.
06/25/15
20150180031
new patent

Lithium metal oxide electrodes for lithium batteries


A lithium-rich spinel metal oxide electrode material has the formula: li1+dmn2−y−dmyo4, wherein 0<d≦0.2; 0.2<y≦0.6, and m comprises ni. The electrode material provides, in many cases, improved capacity retention on cycling and superior capacity when utilized in the positive electrode of a lithium cell relative to conventional electrode materials.
Uchicago Argonne, Llc
06/25/15
20150180027
new patent

Multi-component intermetallic electrodes for lithium batteries


Multi-component intermetallic negative electrodes prepared by electrochemical deposition for non-aqueous lithium cells and batteries are disclosed. More specifically, the invention relates to composite intermetallic electrodes comprising two or more compounds containing metallic or metaloid elements, at least one element of which can react with lithium to form binary, ternary, quaternary or higher order compounds, these compounds being in combination with one or more other metals that are essentially inactive toward lithium and act predominantly, but not necessarily exclusively, to the electronic conductivity of, and as current collection agent for, the electrode.
Uchicago Argonne, Llc
06/25/15
20150180023
new patent

Multifunctional hybrid coatings for electrodes made by atomic layer deposition techniques


An electroactive material for use in an electrochemical cell, like a lithium ion battery, is provided. The electroactive material comprises a multifunctional hybrid protective coating system formed over an electroactive material.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
06/25/15
20150180017
new patent

Power storage apparatus


Two or more series-connected sets are arranged in a vertical direction and connected in series through an interstage wire. Each of the two or more series-connected sets includes two or more module batteries that are arranged in a horizontal direction and connected in series through an intrastage wire.
Ngk Insulators, Ltd.
06/25/15
20150180016
new patent

Safety device for preventing overcharging of battery


A safety device for preventing overcharging of a battery includes: a battery stack including a plurality of cells; a safety circuit connected to two or more cells and provided with an electrical conduction control unit that controls electrical conduction; and a closed circuit disposed between the cells connected to the safety circuit and provided with a switching unit which is switched on or off upon cell swelling, such that when cell swelling occurs, the switching unit is switched on by a pressing force, disabling the electrical conduction control unit of the safety circuit so electrical conduction between the cells is established via the switching unit, and when cell swelling occurs again, the switching unit is switched off, cutting off the electrical conduction between the cells.. .
Hyundai Motor Company
06/25/15
20150180011
new patent

Module battery and manufacturing module battery


Two or more strings are connected in parallel. The strings each include two or more cells and a fuse.
Ngk Insulators, Ltd
06/25/15
20150180010
new patent

Battery apparatus


The present invention relates to apparatus with permanent batteries or cells, in particular lithium cells. A first battery or cell 6 is connected to circuit 4 and the other batteries or cells 8 are separated from circuit 4 by switches 20, 22..
Ocean Signal Ltd
06/25/15
20150180006
new patent

Traction battery assembly


A traction battery assembly includes adjacent battery cells supported by a tray and a busbar electrically connecting the adjacent battery cells. The busbar includes a longitudinal midpoint and a pair of bowed sections joined at the midpoint.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
06/25/15
20150180000
new patent

Separator enclosures for electrodes and electrochemical cells


The disclosure provides electrochemical cells including a separator enclosure which encloses at least a portion of a positive or negative electrode. In an embodiment, the separator generates a contact force or pressure on at least a portion of the electrode which can improve the performance of the cell.
California Institute Of Technology
06/25/15
20150179990
new patent

Pouch-type wrap for battery cell


A battery assembly includes a cold plate and a plurality of battery cells arranged in an array. Each of the cells has a bottom in contact with the cold plate and is encased in a dielectric jacket.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
06/25/15
20150179989
new patent

Flexible battery pack


The present invention belongs to the technical field of batteries, and more particularly, relates to a flexible battery pack, comprising a packaging film, an electrolyte filled in the packaging film, and at least two electrically-connected cells encapsulated in the packaging film, wherein at least one of the cells is a flexible cell. Compared with the prior art, the flexible battery pack in the present invention is provided with a flexible cell that serves as the flexible part, so that cell bends at the flexible part so as to avoid the effect of stress on the performances of the cells, improve the stability of the cells and improve the bendability of the battery pack.
Dongguan Amperex Technology Limited
06/25/15
20150179937
new patent

Metal organic chemical vapor deposition of embedded resistors for reram cells


Provided are resistive random access memory (reram) cells and methods of fabricating them using metal organic chemical vapor deposition (mocvd). Specifically, mocvd is used to form an embedded resistor that includes two different nitrides.
Intermolecular Inc.
06/25/15
20150179936
new patent

Memory cells and methods of forming memory cells


Some embodiments include a memory cell having a first electrode, and an intermediate material over and directly against the first electrode. The intermediate material includes stabilizing species corresponding to one or both of carbon and boron.
Micron Technology, Inc.
06/25/15
20150179935
new patent

Atomic layer deposition of metal oxides for memory applications


Embodiments of the invention generally relate to nonvolatile memory devices and methods for manufacturing such memory devices. The methods for forming improved memory devices, such as a reram cells, provide optimized, atomic layer deposition (ald) processes for forming a metal oxide film stack which contains at least one hard metal oxide film (e.g., metal is completely oxidized or substantially oxidized) and at least one soft metal oxide film (e.g., metal is less oxidized than hard metal oxide).
Sandisk 3d Llc
06/25/15
20150179932
new patent

Phase change memory cell with heat shield


A method for fabricating the phase change memory cells. The method includes forming an electrically conductive bottom electrode within a substrate.
International Business Machines Corporation
06/25/15
20150179931
new patent

Resistive memory architectures with multiple memory cells per access device


A resistive memory structure, for example, phase change memory structure, includes one access device and two or more resistive memory cells. Each memory cell is coupled to a rectifying device to prevent parallel leak current from flowing through non-selected memory cells.
Micron Technology, Inc.
06/25/15
20150179930
new patent

Schottky barriers for resistive random access memory cells


Provided are resistive random access memory (reram) cells having schottky barriers and methods of fabricating such reram cells. Specifically, a reram cell includes two schottky barriers, one barrier limiting an electrical current through the variable resistance layer in one direction and the other barrier limiting a current in the opposite direction.
Intermolecular Inc.
06/25/15
20150179870
new patent

Contacts for solar cells


A method of fabricating a solar cell is disclosed. The method can include forming a dielectric region on a surface of a solar cell structure and forming a metal layer on the dielectric layer.
06/25/15
20150179866
new patent

Metal bond and contact formation for solar cells


A method for fabricating a solar cell is disclosed. The method can include forming a dielectric region on a surface of a solar cell structure and forming a first metal layer on the dielectric region.
06/25/15
20150179865
new patent

Single-step metal bond and contact formation for solar cells


A method for fabricating a solar cell is disclosed. The method can include forming a dielectric region on a surface of a solar cell structure and forming a first metal layer on the dielectric region.
06/25/15
20150179859
new patent

Solar cell with reduced absorber thickness and reduced back surface recombination


Manufacture for an improved stacked-layered thin film solar cell. Solar cell has reduced absorber thickness and an improved back contact for copper indium gallium selenide solar cells.
International Business Machines Corporation
06/25/15
20150179855
new patent

Linear condensation assembly and manufacturing process thereof


Provided are a linear condensation assembly and a manufacturing process therefor. The linear condensation assembly comprises a linear condensation glass panel, a sealing material layer, a solar cell and a back panel.
Si Chuan Zhong Shun Solar Energy Development Co., Ltd
06/25/15
20150179852
new patent

Sealing film for solar cells, solar cell module, and selecting sealing film for solar cells


A sealing film for solar cells for a solar cell module constituting a solar power generation system with a system voltage of 600 v or more, and is capable of suppressing the generation of pid phenomenon; and a solar cell module are provided. Such sealing film for solar cells consists of a crosslinkable curable film of a composition containing an ethylene-polar monomer copolymer and a crosslinking agent.
Bridgestone Corporation
06/25/15
20150179846
new patent

Structures and fabrication methods for solar cells and modules


Solar module structures and methods for assembling solar module structures. The solar module structures may be used in solar glass applications, building facade applications, rooftop installation applications as well as for centralized solar electricity generation..
Solexel, Inc.
06/25/15
20150179839
new patent

Contact layers for photovoltaic devices


Solar cells and methods for forming a back contact layer for a solar cell are disclosed. The methods comprise depositing a first layer comprising a conductor on a substrate, depositing a second layer on the first layer, the second layer comprising between about 1 nm and about 25 nm of a metal chalcogenide, and forming a third layer operable as an absorber layer on the second layer.
Intermolecular Inc.
06/25/15
20150179838
new patent

Solar cell emitter region fabrication with differentiated p-type and n-type region architectures


Methods of fabricating solar cell emitter regions with differentiated p-type and n-type regions architectures, and resulting solar cells, are described. In an example, a back contact solar cell includes a substrate having a light-receiving surface and a back surface.
Sunpower Corporation
06/25/15
20150179836
new patent

Metallization of solar cells


Approaches for the metallization of solar cells and the resulting solar cells are described. In an example, a method of fabricating a solar cell involves forming a barrier layer on a semiconductor region disposed in or above a substrate.
06/25/15
20150179713
new patent

Organic electroluminescent device and fabricating the same


An organic electroluminescent device is disclosed which includes: first and second pixel regions defined by first and second gate lines and data lines crossing each other; first sub-pixels arranged in the first pixel region close to the first gate line; first driving cells arranged between the first sub-pixels; second sub-pixels arranged in the second pixel region close to the second gate line; and second driving cells arranged between the second sub-pixels.. .
Lg Display Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150179704
new patent

Semiconductor memory device


A semiconductor memory device according to an embodiment described below comprises: first lines arranged in a first direction perpendicular to a main surface of a substrate and extending in a second direction crossing the first direction; second lines arranged in the second direction, extending in the first direction, and intersecting the first lines; memory cells disposed at intersections of the first lines and the second lines; and an interlayer insulating film provided between the second lines. The interlayer insulating film has an air gap extending continuously in the first direction so as to intersect at least some of the first lines aligned along the first direction.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
06/25/15
20150179655
new patent

Static random access memory (sram) cells including vertical channel transistors and methods of forming the same


A static random access memory (sram) cell can include a first pull-up transistor, a first pull-down transistor, a second pull-up transistor, a second pull-down transistor, a first access transistor, and a second access transistor, all being coupled together in a 6 transistor sram cell, wherein each of the transistors is configured as a vertical channel transistor.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150179650
new patent

Floating body memory cell having gates favoring different conductivity type regions


A method for fabricating floating body memory cells (fbcs), and the resultant fbcs where gates favoring different conductivity type regions are used is described. In one embodiment, a p type back gate with a thicker insulation is used with a thinner insulated n type front gate.
06/25/15
20150179649
new patent

Thyristor-based memory cells, devices and systems including the same and methods for forming the same


Semiconductor devices including a plurality of thyristor-based memory cells, each having a cell size of 4f2, and methods for forming the same are provided. The thyristor-based memory cells each include a thyristor having vertically superposed regions of alternating dopant types, and a control gate.
Micron Technology, Inc.
06/25/15
20150179627
new patent

Performance-driven and gradient-aware dummy insertion for gradient-sensitive array


The present disclosure relates to an arrangement and a method of performance-aware buffer zone placement for a high-density array of unit cells. A first feature density of the array is measured and maximum variation for a parameter within a unit cell is determined.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
06/25/15
20150179355
new patent

Stack-type flow energy storage system and charging and discharging energy using the same


Disclosed herein is stack-type flow energy storage system. More particularly, the system includes a stack-type electrode cell composed of fluidic electrode material mixed with an electrolyte and storage tank for the electrode material, thereby remarkably improving stability, output and energy density.
Korea Institute Of Energy Research
06/25/15
20150179347
new patent

Breakdown inhibitors for electrochemical cells


An electrochemical cell includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, an electrolyte, and optionally, a separator, wherein at least one of the positive electrode, negative electrode, electrolyte or the optional separator includes a breakdown inhibitor.. .
Refringent Technology Llc
06/25/15
20150179316
new patent

Methods of forming nitrides at low substrate temperatures


Provided are methods of forming nitrides at low substrate temperatures, such as less than 500° c. Or even less than 400° c.
Intermolecular Inc.
06/25/15
20150179278
new patent

Data storage cell and memory arrangement


A data storage cell for storing data is disclosed. In one aspect, the data storage cell comprises a first nano electromechanical switch comprising a first moveable beam fixed to a first anchor, a first control gate and a second control gate, a first output node against which the first moveable beam can be positioned.
Imec Vzw
06/25/15
20150179275
new patent

Asymmetric state detection for non-volatile storage


Techniques are disclosed herein for determining whether there is a defect that occurred as a result of programming non-volatile storage elements. Example defects include: broken word lines, control gate to substrate shorts, word line to word line shorts, double writes, etc.
Sandisk Technologies Inc.
06/25/15
20150179272
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Nonvolatile memory device and memory system including the same


A nonvolatile memory device may include a memory cell array which is arranged in rows and columns and has multi-level memory cells; a voltage generator providing a plurality of read voltages to a selected row of the memory cell array; and control logic performing a plurality of page read operations using the read voltages. A first read voltage and a second read voltage among the plurality of read voltages are each associated with a higher probability of occurrence of a bit read error than at least one other read voltage among the plurality of read voltages.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150179267
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Program vt spread folding for nand flash memory programming


Embodiments of methods and systems disclosed herein provide a nand cell programming technique that results in a substantially reduced tprog to complete a programming operation. In particular, embodiments of the subject matter disclosed herein utilize two vpgm programming pulses during each programming iteration, or loop.
06/25/15
20150179265
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Data storage management in analog memory cells using a non-integer number of bits per cell


A method for data storage includes, in a first programming phase, storing first data in a group of memory cells by programming the memory cells in the group to a set of initial programming levels. In a subsequent second programming phase, second data is stored in the group by identifying the memory cells in the group that were programmed in the first programming phase to respective levels in a predefined partial subset of the initial programming levels, and programming only the identified memory cells with the second data, so as to set at least some of the identified memory cells to one or more additional programming levels that are different from the initial programming levels.
Apple Inc.
06/25/15
20150179263
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Management of data storage in analog memory cells using a non-integer number of bits per cell


A method for data storage includes storing data in a group of memory cells, by encoding the data using at least an outer code and an inner code, and optionally inverting the encoded data prior to storing the encoded data in the memory cells. The encoded data is read from the memory cells, and inner code decoding is applied to the read encoded data to produce a decoding result.
Apple Inc.
06/25/15
20150179262
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Partial update in a ternary content addressable memory


A tcam may have a plurality of rows of cells. Each row may have a match line.
International Business Machines Corporation
06/25/15
20150179261
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Partial update in a ternary content addressable memory


A tcam may have a plurality of rows of cells. Each row may have a match line.
International Business Machines Corporation
06/25/15
20150179257
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Nonvolatile memory device using variable resistive element


A nonvolatile memory device utilizes a variable resistive element. The nonvolatile memory device includes a plurality of banks and first to third write global bit lines arranged to cross the plurality of banks.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150179256
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Memory systems and memory programming methods


Memory systems and memory programming methods are described. According to one arrangement, a memory system includes a plurality of memory cells individually configured to have a plurality of different memory states, a plurality of bitlines coupled with the memory cells, access circuitry coupled with the bitlines and configured to apply a plurality of program signals to the bitlines to program the memory cells between the different memory states, a controller configured to control the access circuitry to provide a first program signal and a second program signal to one of the bitlines coupled with one of the memory cells to program the one memory cell from a first of the memory states to a second of the memory states, wherein the second program signal has an increased electrical characteristic compared with the first program signal, and selection circuitry configure to couple another of the bitlines which is immediately adjacent to the one bitline to a node having a first voltage which is different than a second voltage of the one bitline during the provision of the first and second program signals to the one bitline..
Micron Technology, Inc.
06/25/15
20150179251
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Resistance-change nonvolatile memory device


A selection circuit that selects a memory cell from a memory cell array and a read circuit for reading a resistance state of a resistance change element in the selected memory cell are provided. In memory cells of odd-numbered-layer and even-numbered-layer memory cell arrays that constitute a multilayer memory cell array, each memory cell in any of the layers has a selection element, a first electrode, a first resistance change layer, a second resistance change layer, and a second electrode that are disposed in the same order.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150179250
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Access signal adjustment circuits and methods for memory cells in a cross-point array


Embodiments of the invention relate generally to semiconductors and memory technology, and more particularly, to systems, integrated circuits, and methods to generate access signals to facilitate memory operations in scaled arrays of memory elements, such as memory implemented in third dimensional memory technology formed beol directly on top of a feol substrate that includes data access circuitry. In at least some embodiments, a non-volatile memory device can include a cross-point array having resistive memory elements disposed among word lines and subsets of bit lines, and an access signal generator.
Unity Semiconductor Corporation
06/25/15
20150179246
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Nano-electro-mechanical based memory


A non-volatile memory arrangement comprising a plurality of cells is disclosed. In one aspect, each cell comprises a memory element and a read selector in series.
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
06/25/15
20150179244
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Magnetic memory devices including magnetic memory cells having opposite magnetization directions


A magnetic memory device includes first and second magnetic memory cells coupled to first and second bit lines, respectively. The first and second magnetic memory cells respectively include a pinned magnetic layer, a free magnetic layer, and a tunnel insulating layer therebetween.
06/25/15
20150179232
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System and performing sram access assists using vss boost


A method and a system are provided for performing memory access assist using voltage boost. A memory access request is received at a storage cell array that comprises two or more subarrays, each subarray including at least one row of storage cells.
Nvidia Corporation


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