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Date/App# patent app List of recent Cells-related patents
07/21/16
20160212798 
 Neutral cell host solution patent thumbnailNeutral cell host solution
Systems and methods for providing host-neutral small cells include communicating with a first user equipment (ue) at a small cell. The first ue communicates with the small cell via a first evolved node b (enodeb) base station associated with a first evolved packet core (epc).
Cisco Technology, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212786 
 Method for concurrently accessing plurality of cells and user equipment patent thumbnailMethod for concurrently accessing plurality of cells and user equipment
The present specification discloses a method for allowing user equipment (ue) to concurrently access a plurality of cells. The method may comprise the steps of: setting connection with any one cell corresponding to a primary cell among frequency division duplex (fdd)-based cells and time division duplex (tdd)-based cells; receiving, from the one cell, first cell indexes for the fdd-based cells, and second cell indexes for the fdd-based cells; and setting connection with a secondary cell indicated by any one of the first cell indexes and the second cell indexes.
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160212762 
 Data sending  in spectrum aggregation patent thumbnailData sending in spectrum aggregation
Provided are a data sending method and device in spectrum aggregation. When downlink aggregation is performed on the plurality of cells of different types, the method includes that: harq information of the plurality of cells is centralized and sent on uplink subframes corresponding to a tdd cell among the plurality of cells, wherein the tdd cell is a primary cell while other cells are secondary cells and it is given that an uplink-downlink configuration of the primary cell is configuration x, where xε{0,1,2,3,4,5,6}, downlink subframes are configured on each fdd cell for a ue so that a network can send a pdcch/a pdsch for the ue only on the configured downlink subframes while the ue detects and receives the pdcch/pdsch on the configured downlink subframes..
Zte Corporation


07/21/16
20160212743 
 Method, apparatus and system for operating and for generating signaling based on subframe sets patent thumbnailMethod, apparatus and system for operating and for generating signaling based on subframe sets
The present invention provides a method, apparatus, and system for operating and for generating signaling based on subframe sets. A base station of the present invention belongs to a tdd system.
Alcatel Lucent


07/21/16
20160212737 
 Method and apparatus of transmitting control information in wireless communication systems patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus of transmitting control information in wireless communication systems
The present disclosure relates to communication schemes for combining 5g communication systems with iot technology to support higher data transmission rate as post-4g systems and systems for the same. The present disclosure may be used in intelligent services (e.g., smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, or connected car, health-care, digital education, retail business, security and safety-related services, etc.) based on the 5g communication technology and iot-related techniques.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212664 
 Wireless terminals, base stations, communication systems, communication methods, and integrated circuits patent thumbnailWireless terminals, base stations, communication systems, communication methods, and integrated circuits
Wireless terminals, base stations, telecommunications systems, telecommunications methods, and integrated circuits whereby efficient selecting of network cells in which terminals are camped and made available. A base station transmits, respectively, first system information that relates to a cell-selection performed by conventional terminals, and second system information that relates to a cell-selection performed by terminals that support coverage enhancement, and a terminal considers cells to which the second system information is not transmitted as barred cells, and in a case where the second system information is transmitted, performs a cell-selection using cell-selection parameters that relate to coverage-enhancement cells..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160212663 
 Wireless terminals, base stations, communication systems, communication methods, and integrated circuits patent thumbnailWireless terminals, base stations, communication systems, communication methods, and integrated circuits
Wireless terminals, base stations, telecommunications systems, telecommunications methods, and integrated circuits whereby efficient selecting of network cells in which terminals are camped are made available. A base station includes an information element that relates to cell reselection, which indicates whether each neighboring cell is a coverage-enhancement cell, in system information on the cells that support coverage enhancement, and transmits the system information, and a terminal, in a case where a serving cell is a coverage-enhancement cell, performs, based on system information that relates to cell reselection, a cell-reselection using cell-reselection parameters that relate to the coverage-enhancement cells..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160212649 
 Uplink control information transmission using pusch in enhanced carrier aggregation patent thumbnailUplink control information transmission using pusch in enhanced carrier aggregation
Enhanced carrier aggregation may require development of mechanisms to enable carrier aggregation for an increased number of component carriers. In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus for wireless communication are provided.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/21/16
20160212647 
 Method for measuring discovery signal, base station, and terminal patent thumbnailMethod for measuring discovery signal, base station, and terminal
A discovery signal measurement method, base station and terminal, wherein the method includes: a base station determining measurement patterns used by different terminals for measuring discovery signals according to transmission patterns of discovery signals; the base station configuring measurement patterns corresponding to the terminals for the terminals; the base station transmitting the discovery signals in cells corresponding to the transmission pattern according to the transmission patterns. The method, base station and terminal according to the embodiment of the present invention provide a definite solution for configuring measurement patterns of discovery signals..
Zte Corporation


07/21/16
20160212645 
 Terminal apparatus, base station apparatus, communication system, measurement method, and integrated circuit patent thumbnailTerminal apparatus, base station apparatus, communication system, measurement method, and integrated circuit
Provided is a technique related to a terminal apparatus, a base station apparatus, a communication system, a control method, and an integrated circuit which perform cell measurements efficiently. In a case where a measurement event which sets frequencies of a plurality of serving cells as a measurement object is configured by measurement configuration, the terminal apparatus determines each of an evaluation object cell and a neighbor cell from the plurality of serving cells at a frequency of the measurement object based on the measurement configuration configured by the base station apparatus, and evaluates the measurement event by using a measurement result of the evaluation object cell..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160212637 

Cell management method and base station


The present invention discloses a cell management method and a base station. The method includes: obtaining, by a base station, configuration information, where the configuration information includes information about at least two cells, the first cell and the second cell belong to different public land mobile networks plmns or are managed by different network element management systems; and managing, by the base station, the at least two cells according to the configuration information.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212632 

Efficient physical cell identifier collision and confusion avoidance using lte-direct


The disclosure generally relates to avoiding physical cell identifier (pci) collision and confusion using lte-direct expressions. In particular, a small cell may discover lte-direct expressions that include pcis associated with neighbor small cells and select (or reselect) a local pci to ensure that the local pci differs from the pcis associated with each neighbor small cell.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/21/16
20160212568 

Synchronization signal sending apparatus, sending method, receiving apparatus, and receiving method, and system


The present application provides a synchronization signal sending apparatus, sending method, receiving apparatus, and receiving method, and a system. The signal sending apparatus includes a determining unit and a sending unit.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212477 

Electronic apparatus and display method by electronic apparatus


According to one embodiment, a genre classification unit is provided to classify a plurality of programs based on genres with reference to program information. Further, a day classification unit is provided to classify the classified programs based on broadcast days.
Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation


07/21/16
20160212276 

Systems, methods and media for location reporting at a charging area level granularity


A method for location reporting at a charging area level granularity is provided. The method includes detecting at a mobility management entity (mme) a transition of a user equipment (ue) from a first cell to a second cell to obtain at least a second cell identifier.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211955 

Interference coordination in dense small cells


A method of reducing interference between different cells in a densely populated cell network at an abs allocation controller comprising sending an interference estimation request to at least one of a plurality of cells communicatively coupled with the abs controller to report estimated interference from its neighboring one or more cells, receiving an interference estimation response from the one or more cells of the plurality of cells, receiving traffic load information from each cell communicatively coupled with the abs controller, analyzing all the received interference estimates and traffic load information to determine almost blank subframe allocation at one or more interfering cells of the plurality of cells, and sending an abs allocation command to one or more interfering cells of the plurality of cells.. .
Zte (usa) Inc.


07/21/16
20160211952 

Network apparatus and communication device for aggregated component carriers


A network apparatus communicates with a user equipment via multiple component carriers. The network apparatus is capable of configuring cells to correspond to the component carriers, grouping the cells into cell groups, each including cells less than or equal to a predetermined number, selecting one from the cells to be a primary cell for each cell group, and receiving a physical uplink control channel (pucch) on an uplink (ul) cc of the primary cell for one of the at least one cg..
Htc Corporation


07/21/16
20160211908 

High altitude platform with multibeam coverage for aero-based terminals


A high altitude platform with multibeam coverage for aero-based terminals is disclosed. An example apparatus includes a plurality of user link antennas each configured to provide communication coverage among a plurality of aero-based terminals within a specified volume (or area) of the sky, each antenna being configured to communicate with a specified cell within the specified volume.
Hughes Network Systems, Llc


07/21/16
20160211858 

Hybrid pipelined analog-to-digital converter


An analog-to-digital converter (adc) that comprises a first adc stage and a second adc stage. The first adc stage comprises a successive approximation register (sar).
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211794 

Solar cell assembly and high concentration solar cell module including same


The present invention relates to a solar cell assembly and a high concentration solar cell module including the same and, particularly, to a solar cell assembly which can improve a heat radiating function and assembling efficiency with only a simple configuration and a high concentration solar cell module which can easily assemble the solar cell assembly. The solar cell assembly, according to the present invention, comprises: a heat pipe elongated in the length direction; a circuit board on which a plurality of solar cells are mounted, and which is attached to the heat pipe; and a wire for enabling the plurality of solar cells to conduct electricity..
Anycasting Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211793 

Slat roof


A slat roof with slats and with an adjusting device for rotating the slats about a rotational axis between a closed and an open rotational position, the rotational axis running parallel to the longitudinal extension of the slats. In the closed rotational position, the slats lie against one another in overlap regions along the longitudinal edges of the slats and/or are coupled to one another by sealing elements or guiding systems which engage into one another, and the slats can be adjusted into rotational positions up to the completely open rotational position by the adjusting device.

07/21/16
20160211762 

Modular multilevel converter and charging circuit therefor


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


07/21/16
20160211761 

Hvdc series current source converter


A multilevel current source converter (csc) for controlling electrical power transmission in a high voltage direct current (hvdc) transmission system includes an alternating current (ac) side for input/output of ac to/from the csc; a direct current (dc) side for input/output of dc to/from the csc; and a plurality of modular csc cells connected in parallel with each other between the ac side and the dc side of the csc, each modular cell comprising a plurality of switches. The csc is configured for being connected in series with an hvdc transmission line and for injecting a voltage in series with the hvdc transmission line at the dc side of the csc..
Abb Technology Ltd


07/21/16
20160211678 

Storage battery system


A storage battery system connected to a power system and operative based on a charge/discharge request from an ems includes: a battery management unit configured to monitor a state of a storage battery including plural cells; a power conditioning system; a controller configured to receive the charge/discharge request and storage battery information from the battery management unit and control the power conditioning system based thereon; a sleep controller configured to receive the storage battery information and execute sleep control to output a charge/discharge command to the power conditioning system so that an average voltage of plural cells is maintained within a voltage range that suppresses deterioration of the storage battery. The sleep controller includes a sleep control stop function stopping the sleep control when a voltage of any of the plural cells in the storage battery information is out of an allowable voltage range including the holding voltage range..
Toshiba Mitsubishi-electric Industrial Systems Corporation


07/21/16
20160211677 

Method and program for controlling power storage system and storage battery


A power storage system (10) comprises the following: a battery unit (11) in which a plurality of battery cells are connected; an acquisition unit (12) for continuously acquiring, while the battery unit (11) is discharging, (v) which represents the extent of the discharge from the battery unit (11) and the temperature (t) of the battery unit (11) when the degree of discharge is (v); a balancing unit (13) for executing cell balancing by which the difference in the amount of charging between battery cells is reduced; and a balancing control unit (14) for controlling the balancing unit (13) so that when a reference state is detected on the basis of (v) and (t), cell balancing is not executed, in accordance with the results of the detection.. .
Nec Corporation


07/21/16
20160211672 

Distributed energy conversion systems


A distributed energy conversion system may include one or more dc power sources and two or more inverters to convert dc power from the power sources to ac power. The ac power from the two or more inverters may be combined to provide a single ac output.
Sunpower Corporation


07/21/16
20160211664 

Dispatch controller for an energy system


A method and apparatus is provided to optimize the performance of energy resources interconnected in an energy system to provide an economic benefit to a customer. A dispatch controller and method of operation therefor provides for delivery of power from a number of energy resources to ensure acceptable operation of all components of the energy system while compensating for short-term fluctuations of loads or power generation from renewable resources.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/21/16
20160211585 

Antenna array using sandwiched radiating elements above a ground plane and fed by a stripline


An exemplary antenna array has first self-complementary antenna cells, e.g. Bowtie antennas, disposed in a first plane in rows and columns.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation


07/21/16
20160211562 

Battery with a cell thermal control device and its manufacture


Electrochemical cells are mounted in a thermal control device which relies on a flow of a heat transfer fluid following round trips inside a casing thereby providing heat exchange between the heat transfer fluid and the entire wall of the electrochemical cells, and secondly, exchanges of heat which are, on average, equivalent for each electrochemical cell, regardless of its position in the thermal control device. The cells are mounted in tightly-fitting tubes arranged in the casing of the thermal control device, with their axis perpendicular to the outward and return flow directions of the heat transfer fluid inside the casing.
Saft


07/21/16
20160211561 

Onboard battery for vehicle


An onboard battery for a vehicle includes battery modules each including battery cells, an auxiliary device for charging, and a housing case housing the battery modules and auxiliary device. Cooling air is taken from air intake holes into the battery modules to cool the battery cells.
Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160211560 

Onboard battery for vehicle


An onboard battery for a vehicle includes battery modules each including battery cells disposed therein, a housing case that houses the battery modules, and intake ducts that introduce cooling air into the battery modules. The cooling air is taken from rearward into the battery modules via the intake ducts.
Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160211558 

Battery thermal management systems, apparatuses, and methods


Generally discussed herein are battery thermal management (btm) devices, systems, and methods. A btm device can include one or more battery cells, and one or more minichannel tubes attached to the one or more battery cells so as to thermally contact to the one or more battery cells, such as to maintain the one or more battery cells within a predetermined temperature range..
The Regents Of The University Of California


07/21/16
20160211538 

A fuel cell unit


This invention relates to fuel cell unit for use in aggregating fuel cells, particularly useful for use when fuel cells are connected in parallel. Improving the management of fuel cell outputs across a plurality of aggregated fuel cells improves efficiency of the fuel cells.
Lg Fuel Cell Systems Inc.


07/21/16
20160211535 

Self-heating fuel cell systems


Fuel cell systems, e.g. Systems including proton exchange membrane (pem) fuel cells, are engineered to have more than one internal electrical resistance that can change according to temperature.
Ec Power, Llc


07/21/16
20160211528 

Modular electrochemical cells


A gas diffusion electrode for an electro-synthetic or electro-energy cell, for example a fuel cell, including one or more gas permeable layers, a first conductive layer provided on a first side of the gas diffusion electrode, and a second layer, which may be a second conductive layer, provided on a second side of the gas diffusion electrode. The one or more gas permeable layers are positioned between the first conductive layer and the second layer, which may be a second conductive layer, and the one or more gas permeable layers provide a gas channel.
Aquahydrex Pty Ltd


07/21/16
20160211527 

Composite three-dimensional electrodes and methods of fabrication


Disclosed are gas permeable 3d electrodes, preferably that have practical utility in, particularly, electro-energy and electro-synthetic applications. Gas permeable materials, such as non-conductive porous polymer membranes, are attached to one or more porous conductive materials.
Aquahydrex Pty Ltd


07/21/16
20160211523 

Electrode for lithium ion secondary cells, and lithium ion secondary cell


An electrode of the invention for lithium ion secondary cells comprises a positive electrode current collector, a first positive electrode layer having a first binder made of a synthetic polymer having an ester bond and a first conductive agent and formed on the positive electrode current collector, and a second positive electrode layer having a positive electrode active substance, a second binder and a second conductive agent and formed on a surface of the first positive electrode layer opposite to the surface at which the positive electrode current collector is formed.. .
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211501 

Safety material and system


Compositions and methods for deterring and/or visually identifying oral contact with objects that are hazardous upon oral contact or ingestion are disclosed. The compositions generally comprise a colourant and a carrier and may further comprise an aversive agent, a salivating agent, and/or an emetic.
Victoria Link Limited


07/21/16
20160211499 

Battery module


A battery module, including a plurality of battery cells connected in series or in parallel to each other, each battery cell including an electrode tab exposed at one side of the battery cell; a holder fixing the plurality of battery cells; a connection plate having a first side electrically connected to the electrode tab of at least one of the battery cells, the connection plate mounted on an outer surface of the holder; and an external terminal coupled to a second side of the connection plate.. .
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211497 

Battery unit


Provided is a battery unit capable of reducing the size of vehicle installation space by being more compact. A battery unit equipped with: a plurality of battery modules each containing a plurality of battery cells which are connected in parallel with one another, and each having a duct chamber for discharging gas emitted by the battery cells; and a fixing member for fixing the plurality of battery modules to the wall of a storage case in a manner such that the modules are integrally assembled with one another.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211494 

Railroad storage battery device


According to one embodiment, a railroad storage battery device includes a first and second resin assembled battery boxes, a battery management unit, and a metal box mountable on a railroad vehicle via an insulating member. The first resin assembled battery box possesses a certain insulating property and accommodates a first battery cell group and a first cell monitoring device monitoring charge and discharge of battery cells.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


07/21/16
20160211493 

Battery pack having electric insulating member


Disclosed herein is a battery pack including two or more plate-shaped battery cells arranged in plane such that electrode terminals of the battery cells are aligned in one direction, a pack frame including two or more battery cell receiving parts surrounding outer circumferences of the battery cells in a state in which upper and lower surfaces of the battery cells arranged in plane are opened, a pack frame including a receiving part to receive the two or more plate-shaped battery cells, the receiving part surrounding outer circumferences of the battery cells in a state in which upper and lower surfaces of the battery cells arranged in plane are opened, a protection circuit module (pcm) electrically connected to the electrode terminals to control operation of the battery pack, a middle mold to receive the pcm, the middle mold being loaded on the sealed surplus portions, an electrically insulative member applied into a space defined by the sealed surplus portions and the pack frame and onto the middle mold and the pcm, and a label to cover the battery cells, the pack frame, and the electrically insulative member.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211492 

Battery pack


A battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells, each battery cell of the plurality of battery cells including a top surface from which a pair of electrode tabs are drawn, a bottom surface facing the top surface, and a pair of long side surfaces having relatively large areas and a pair of short side surfaces having relatively small areas, among surfaces connecting the top surface and the bottom surface, and a plurality of cell frames, each cell frame of the plurality of cell frames individually accommodating a respective one of the battery cells and exposing at least portions of the long side surfaces of the respective one of the battery cells. The cell frames are coupled to each other in a line.
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211464 

New absorber for organic heterojunction solar cells


The present invention relates to a photoactive material comprising a donor substance and an acceptor substance, wherein the donor substance comprises or consists of one or more compounds of formula (i) described below, or the acceptor substance comprises or consists of one or more compounds of formula (i) described below, or the donor substance comprises or consists of a first compound of formula (i) described below and the acceptor substance comprises a second compound of formula (i) described below with the proviso that the first and second compound are not the same, as well as to an organic solar cell or photodetector comprising said photoactive material. The present invention also relates to a photoelectric conversion device comprising or consisting of two or more organic solar cells comprising said photoactive material and to compounds of formula (i) as described below for use as donor substance or as acceptor substance in a photoactive material..
Basf Se


07/21/16
20160211448 

Memory cells and methods of making memory cells


Some embodiments include a memory cell having a data storage region between a pair of conductive structures. The data storage region is configured to support a transitory structure which alters resistance through the memory cell.
Micron Technology, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211446 

Spin transfer torque memory cells


Spin transfer torque memory cells and methods of forming the same are described herein. As an example, spin transfer torque memory cells may include an amorphous material, a storage material formed on the amorphous material, wherein the storage material is substantially boron free, an interfacial perpendicular magnetic anisotropy material formed on the storage material, a reference material formed on the interfacial perpendicular magnetic anisotropy material, wherein the reference material is substantially boron free, a buffer material formed on the reference material and a pinning material formed on the buffer material..
Micron Technology, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211401 

Monolithic multiple solar cells


A monolithic multiple solar cell includes at least three partial cells, with a semiconductor mirror placed between two partial cells. The aim of the invention is to improve the radiation stability of said solar cell.
Azur Space Solar Power Gmbh


07/21/16
20160211400 

Monolithic multiple solar cells


A monolithic multiple solar cell includes at least three partial cells, with a semiconductor mirror placed between two partial cells. The aim of the invention is to improve the radiation stability of said solar cell.
Azur Space Solar Power Gmbh


07/21/16
20160211397 

Backlit display device with integrated photovoltaic cells


Process for manufacturing a photovoltaic module placed on an emissive display device, said photovoltaic module comprising an array containing a plurality of photovoltaic cells and a plurality of transparent zones called “orifices”, and said photovoltaic module comprising an array of optical elements able to focus, by refraction or reflection, the light emitted by the device into the orifices.. .
Sunpartner Technologies


07/21/16
20160211396 

Semitransparent photovoltaic module and corresponding manufacturing process


The invention relates to a photovoltaic module comprising a plurality of photovoltaic cells in a structure made up of thin films, comprising the following steps: a step of producing an intermediate product by depositing on the entirety of a substrate a layer of a conductive material, forming an absorbing layer on this layer of a conductive material, and producing holes through the stack formed by the layer of a conductive material and the absorbing layer, the layer of a conductive material forming the backside electrode; a step of depositing a transparent insulating material in the holes of the intermediate product, the absorbing layer being devoid of this material; and a step of depositing a layer forming the front side electrode, on the entirety of the product obtained.. .
Crosslux


07/21/16
20160211395 

Method for laser-structuring thin layers on a substrate in order to produce monolithically connected thin-layer solar cells, and producing a thin-layer solar module


The invention relates to a method for laser-structuring thin layers on a substrate in order to produce monolithically connected thin-layer solar cells, having the following steps:—providing a laser with a laser wavelength,—providing a substrate (1) which comprises a first side and a second side and which is transparent for the laser wavelength, said first side of the substrate has big a metal rear electrode thin layer (2), on which an absorber thin layer (3) for thin layer solar cells is arranged,—emitting a laser beam (l) onto the substrate, and—moving the laser beam (l) over the substrate (1) along a writing line and/or moving the substrate (1) relative to the laser beam (l) along a writing line. According to the invention, the laser beam (l) is emitted onto the second side of the substrate (1) and is incident on the metal rear electrode thin layer (2) through the substrate (1), and laser pulses of the laser beam are adjusted in the nano-, pico-, or femtosecond range and the laser beam is moved such that the absorber thin layer (3) arranged over the metal rear electrode thin layer (2) is detached along the writing line, hid a laser-influenced metal rear electrode thin layer (2) remains on the substrate..
Beijing Apollo Ding Rong Solar Technology Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211154 

Device and continuous production of porous silicon layers


The invention relates to a device and a method for continuous production of porous silicon layers (single or multiple layers) on workpieces made of silicon or workpieces with a silicon coating. The method according to the invention is thereby based on a one-sided etching method, the workpiece being guided horizontally, by means of a transport device, with the front side of the workpiece to be etched, past at least one etching chamber, comprising an electrolyte and a cathode.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


07/21/16
20160211083 

Solar cells with perovskite-based light sensitization layers


Solar cells are provided which comprise an electron transporting layer and a light sensitizing layer of perovskite disposed over the surface of the electron transporting layer. The perovskite may have a formula selected from the group consisting of a2mx6, z2mx6 or ymx6, wherein a is an alkali metal, m is a metal or a metalloid, x is a halide, z is selected from the group consisting of a primary ammonium, an iminium, a secondary ammonium, a tertiary ammonium, and a quaternary ammonium, and y has formula mb(l)3, wherein mb is a transition metal in the 2+ oxidation state l is an n—n neutral chelating ligand.
Northwestern University


07/21/16
20160211034 

Apparatus and methods for determining a pass/fail condition of a memory device


Memory devices including an array of memory cells, a first buffer selectively connected to the array of memory cells and corresponding to a particular bit rank of a byte of information of a programming operation of the memory device, and a second buffer selectively connected to the array of memory cells and corresponding to the particular bit rank of a different byte of information of the programming operation of the memory device, wherein an output of the first buffer and an output of the second buffer are connected in parallel to a common line, as well as methods of their operation to indicate a pass/fail condition of the programming operation.. .
Micron Technology, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211033 

Memory systems


Technologies are generally described for a memory system that may be a solid state drive. The memory system may include memory blocks, where each memory block may have multiple memory pages, and each memory page may have multiple memory cells.
Empire Technology Development Llc


07/21/16
20160211032 

Method and refresh programming of memory cells based on amount of threshold voltage downshift


Techniques are provided for periodically monitoring and adjusting the threshold voltage levels of memory cells in a charge-trapping memory device. When a criterion is met, such as based on the passage of a specified time period, the memory cells are read to classify them into different subsets according to an amount of downshift in threshold voltage (vth).
Sandisk Technologies Inc.


07/21/16
20160211028 

Level-occupation reduction in mlc wordline for improved memory iops


A method of operating a memory device is provided. The memory device includes a plurality of multi-level memory cells of which each memory cell includes l levels.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211019 

Memory cells, memory cell programming methods, memory cell reading methods, memory cell operating methods, and memory devices


Embodiments disclosed include memory cell operating methods, memory cell programming methods, memory cell reading methods, memory cells, and memory devices. In one embodiment, a memory cell includes a wordline, a first bitline, a second bitline, and a memory element.
Micron Technology, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211018 

Memory cell dynamic grouping using write detection


A memory system and dynamic memory cell programming process thereof is disclosed. The dynamic programming processes comprises the processes of: (a) determining a concurrent-programmable bit number in accordance with a current budget limit; (b) identifying, with a memory controller, a memory cell in a plurality of memory cells in need of programming; (c) performing programming operation on at least one of the memory cells in need of programming; (d) detecting, with a write-detection unit, an programming operation status of the memory cell being programmed and correspondingly generating a program completion indication; and (e) triggering programming operation to a subsequent one of the memory cells according to the program completion indication from the write-detection unit..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited


07/21/16
20160211015 

High sum-rate write-once memory


Provided are modified one-hot (moh) constructions for wom codes with low encoding and decoding complexity, that achieve high sum-rates. Features include maximizing writing of data information values for successive rewrites, all-zero and all-one cell state vectors that represent a unique data information value that can be written for many generations, a very high number of writes, and does not sacrifice capacity.
Queen's University At Kingston


07/21/16
20160211014 

Initialization techniques for multi-level memory cells using multi-pass programming


Methods are provided for programming multi-level non-volatile memory cells, the multi-level non-volatile memory cells accessible by a plurality of word lines. The methods include using a four-pass programming technique to program a block of the multi-level non-volatile memory cells, detecting a power cycle before completing programming of the block of the multi-level non-volatile memory cells, and upon power-up initialization, resuming programming on the block of the multi-level non-volatile memory cells..
Sandisk Technologies Inc.


07/21/16
20160211010 

Three-dimensional wordline sharing memory


A semiconductor memory includes a first layer including at least a first memory cell, a second layer including at least a second memory cell, and a wordline shared by the first memory cell and the second memory cell. The first and second memory cells can be above or below the wordline and be coupled to different bit lines..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211009 

Dram security erase


A memory includes a dram array having memory cells, wordlines and bitlines coupled to the memory cells, and sense amplifiers. The memory can be configured to perform a method in which a wordline of the dram array is set to an active state.
Tessera, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210924 

Array substrate and the liquid crystal panel


An array substrate and a liquid crystal panel are disclosed. Each of the pixel cells of the array substrate includes at least two pixel electrodes and at least two switch circuits.
Shenzhen Chia Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Inc.


07/21/16
20160210865 

Flight path search device and flight path search program


In a flight path search device, storage stores map information and enemy force range information. A grid divider divides the map information into cells in grid form.
Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160210864 

Route point setting device and route point setting program


A route point setting device sets route points on a flight route from a first point to a second point. The device includes: a grid divider that divides map information, including the first and second points, into cells in grid form on a horizontal plane; a cell route setter that sets a cell route including consecutive cells between the first and second points; a calculator that calculates a bending angle of the cell route at each cell on the cell route; and a route point setter that performs comparing the bending angle at any cell calculated by the calculator, with the bending angles at two cells adjacent to the any cell and respectively ahead of and behind the any cell on the cell route, and setting the any cell as a cell route point according to a predetermined expression..
Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160210863 

Autonomous nap-of-the-earth (anoe) flight path planning for manned and unmanned rotorcraft


A flight path planning approach may be deterministic and guarantee a safe, quasi-optimal path. A plurality of three-dimensional voxels may be determined as cells of a rectangular grid.
The Aerospace Corporation


07/21/16
20160210390 

Integrated circuit layout structure and method thereof


An integrated circuit layout structure and method thereof establishes cell rows with different cell heights for accommodating cells with corresponding heights, such that an area of an integrated circuit can be fully utilized. Therefore, it reduces an area wasted by an unnecessary uniform cell height, so as to improve integration of the integrated circuit..

07/21/16
20160210278 

Locking spreadsheet cells


In some embodiments, an option to lock one or more associated cells is provided with respect to each different group of cells in a single sheet of a spreadsheet application. One or more locked cells of a group of cells do not scroll out of view at least while a portion of the group of cells is viewable in a given display view..
Apple Inc.


07/21/16
20160210235 

Data processing system having combined memory block and stack package


A data processing system includes a central processing unit (cpu), a control block configured to interface with the cpu, a cache memory configured to interface with the control block and arranged to be spaced from the cpu by a first distance, and a combined memory block configured to interface with the control block, arranged to be spaced from the cpu by a second distance larger than the first distance, and configured of a working memory and a storage memory. The combined memory block is configured of a plurality of stacked memory layers, each configured of a plurality of variable resistance memory cells.
Sk Hynix Inc.


07/21/16
20160210083 

Methods of operating memory systems for sub-block erase operation


A method of operating a memory system including memory blocks, each including memory cells and divided into at least first and second sub-blocks. The method includes performing a program operation on memory cells connected to at least one word line of the first and second sub-blocks using a first program method of programming data having a first number of bits, performing an erase operation on the first sub-block, and detecting a state of distribution of threshold voltages of memory cells of the first and second sub-blocks, and determining whether a program operation is to be performed on memory cells connected to a second adjacent word line including at least one word line adjacent to the first sub-block, out of the memory cells of the second sub-block, by using a second program method of programming data having a second number of bits, based on the detecting..

07/21/16
20160209862 

Method for compensating instantaneous power failure in medium voltage inverter and medium voltage inverter system using the same


According to an embodiment, a method for compensating instantaneous power failure includes determining whether an input voltage of a plurality of power cells is less than or equal to a first threshold voltage, decreasing, when the input voltage is less than or equal to the first threshold voltage, an output frequency of the inverter, determining whether a voltage of a direct current (dc) link is greater than or equal to a second threshold voltage, and increasing, when the voltage of the dc link is greater than or equal to the second threshold voltage, the output frequency of the inverter. Overvoltage trip may be prevented at the power restoration time and overcurrent trip caused by increase in the slip frequency may be prevented.
Lsis Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209839 

Distributed, unmanned aerial vehicle package transport network


According to an aspect, a distributed package transport system includes unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs), each of which is configured to transport packages within a geographic area and along a travel route. The system also includes uav enclosures dispersed within the geographic area.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/21/16
20160209547 

Inspection thermo-hygrometer based on phase change and methods for controlling and inspecting the same


Disclosed therein are an inspection apparatus for a thermo-hygrometer based on phase change and methods for controlling and inspecting the same which can simultaneously inspect a thermometer and a hygrometer through a simple method using a phase change of reactants. The thermo-hygrometer based on phase change includes: reactants of at least two kinds; a plurality of cylinder type cells; a reactor body having a temperature sensor hole and a plurality of cell holes; a flow pipe in which a first gas circulates by a circulation pump; a relative humidity chamber which has a relative humidity sensor disposed therein; and a temperature control unit which is mounted below the reactor body, wherein when a phase change of a first reactant is induced, the relative humidity sensor is inspected based on the relative humidity of the first gas, and the temperature sensor is inspected based on the phase change temperature of the first reactant..
Korea Research Institute Of Standards And Science


07/21/16
20160209546 

Static earth model calibration methods and systems using tortuosity evaluations


At least some of the disclosed systems and methods obtain a static earth model having a three-dimensional grid with multiple cells. Further, at least some of the disclosed systems and methods determine a plurality of geobodies for the static earth model, each geobody comprising a plurality of connected cells.
Landmark Graphics Corporation


07/21/16
20160209479 

Current sensor positioning error correction using auxiliary hall cells


A current sensor may comprise a first hall cell, a second hall cell, a third hall cell, a fourth hall cell, and a fifth hall cell to a set of magnetic field values associated with a magnetic field generated by a current passing through a current rail. The second hall cell may be positioned at a first distance from the first hall cell, and the third hall cell may be positioned at a second distance from the first hall cell such that the third hall cell is positioned between the first hall cell and the second hall cell.
Infineon Technologies Ag


07/21/16
20160209426 

Use of biomarkers for assessing treatment of gastrointestinal inflammatory disorders with beta7 integrin antagonists


Methods of assessing or monitoring the effect, efficacy, responsiveness to treatment, and/or determining a dose or dosing regimen of therapeutic agents, such as integrin beta7 antagonists, for the treatment of gastrointestinal inflammatory disorders are provided. In certain aspects, methods of using integrin beta7 subunit-containing receptor occupancy by the integrin beta7 antagonist on colonic lymphocytes as an indicator (“biomarker”) of the effect, efficacy, or responsiveness to treatment, and/or as a means to determine dosing or dosing regimens of therapeutic agents such as beta7 integrin antagonists for the treatment of gastrointestinal inflammatory disorders are provided.
Genentech, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209424 

Kit for diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring the immune status, of patients with chronic inflammatory diseases


Provided is a method and a kit for testing the immune status of patients with chronic inflammatory diseases by measuring the tcr zeta chain (c247) expression levels, and in particular a method and a kit for testing the selective downregulation of tcr zeta chain expression in t cells, nk cells, or nkt cells of such patients. Zeta chain expression is measured using antibodies directed against the intracellular zeta chain region, and these levels are compared with the expression levels of other t cell receptor subunits and nk cell markers.
Yissum Research Development Company Of The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209422 

Methods of synthesizing y-aapeptides, y-aapeptide building blocks, y-aapeptide libraries, and y-aapeptide inhibitors of ab40 aggregates


Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for γ-aapeptides, γ-aapeptide building blocks, methods of making γ-aapeptides and libraries of γ-aapeptides, methods of screening the γ-aapeptide libraries for desired peptidomimetic activity, and the like. The present disclosure also provides for γ-aapeptides that are inhibitors of aβ peptide aggregation, methods of inhibiting and disassembling aβ peptide aggregation, methods of inhibiting the toxicity of aβ aggregates towards n2a neuroblasotma cells, as well as methods and compounds for treating alzheimer's disease..
University Of South Florida


07/21/16
20160209419 

Squaraine based fluorescent probe and a process for the preparation thereof


The present invention describes the use of a fluorescent nir dye for various applications by simply changing the solvent conditions. Molecule of formula 1 in the monomeric state (30% acn/25 mm phosphate buffer) can be used for the sensitive detection of thiols and monitoring minor fluctuations in the thiol concentration inside live cells.
Council Of Scentific & Industrial Research


07/21/16
20160209418 

Device for capturing circulating cells


The present invention provides devices and methods for capturing rare cells. The devices and methods described herein can be used to facilitate the diagnosis and monitoring of metastatic cancers..
The Regents Of The University Of California


07/21/16
20160209403 

Componential analyzer, drug efficacy analyzer, and analysis method


Application of the present invention enables quantification of fractions of candidate pharmaceutical compounds (a parent compound and its metabolites), one excreted to the basolateral (basal/basolateral)-side via transporters and by diffusion, one excreted to the lumen (apical)-side, and one remained in the cells. This enables determination of the total amount of the administered candidate pharmaceutical compounds and the distribution ratio of the fractions.
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation


07/21/16
20160209402 

Genetically encoded probe for quantification of pyruvate concentration and methods of using the same


The present invention relates to a new optical tool for detecting and quantifying pyruvate in samples, in tissues and in cellular and subcellular compartments, with high spatial and temporal resolution, this is a forster resonance energy transfer (fret)-based pyruvate sensor comprising a bacterial pdhr transcription factor between any suitable donor and acceptor fluorescent proteins moieties. The invention also relates to methods of use of this novel optical tool for the quantification of the activity of pyruvate transporters, for the quantification of the rates of cellular pyruvate production and consumption, and for the direct quantification of the rate of mitochondrial pyruvate consumption in intact cells..
Centro De Estudios Clentificos De Valdivia


07/21/16
20160209400 

Assay for drug discovery based on in vitro differentiated cells


Provided are assay systems for determining the therapeutic or toxic effect of a putative drug based on assaying its activity in cells which have been differentiated in vitro from stem cells, and induced to display a phenotype that resembles a disease to be treated.. .
Axiogenesis Ag


07/21/16
20160209399 

Assay for drug discovery based on in vitro differentiated cells


Provided are assay systems for determining the therapeutic or toxic effect of a putative drug based on assaying its activity in cells which have been differentiated in vitro from stem cells, and induced to display a phenotype that resembles a disease to be treated.. .
Axiogenesis Ag


07/21/16
20160209398 

Assay for drug discovery based on in vitro differentiated cells


Provided are assay systems for determining the therapeutic or toxic effect of a putative drug based on assaying its activity in cells which have been differentiated in vitro from stem cells, and induced to display a phenotype that resembles a disease to be treated.. .
Axiogenesis Ag


07/21/16
20160209320 

Method for determining a complete blood count on a white blood cell differential count


Systems and methods analyzing body fluids such as blood and bone marrow are disclosed. The systems and methods may utilize an improved technique for applying a monolayer of cells to a slide to generate a substantially uniform distribution of cells on the slide.
Roche Diagnostics Hematology, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209319 

Systems, methods, and in vitro single-cell identification and recovery


Described herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for automatically identifying and recovering individual cells of interest from a sample of biological matter, e.g., a biological fluid. Also described are methods of enriching a cell type of interest.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology






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