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Compositions and methods for rapid and reversible biomolecular labeling

Stemcell Technologies

Compositions and methods for rapid and reversible biomolecular labeling

Systems and methods for utilizing an array of power storage devices, such as batteries

Gogoro

Systems and methods for utilizing an array of power storage devices, such as batteries

Systems and methods for utilizing an array of power storage devices, such as batteries

At&t Mobility Ii

Handset agent calibration for timing based locating systems


Date/App# patent app List of recent Cells-related patents
07/23/15
20150208422 
 Method of allocating radio resources and apparatus of allocating radio resources in cognitive radio small-cell networks patent thumbnailnew patent Method of allocating radio resources and apparatus of allocating radio resources in cognitive radio small-cell networks
Disclosed is a method of allocating radio resources, including: acquiring available channel information of a cognitive radio small cell; analyzing a channel characteristic based on the available channel information and dividing a required transmission rate of the cognitive radio small cell into required transmission rates for each available channel; and performing a power control for each available channel based on the divided required transmission rates for each available channel. The method of allocating radio resources may be performed under an interference environment in which a plurality of cognitive radio small cells is present and the plurality of cognitive radio small cells shares an available channel..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


07/23/15
20150208421 
 Device to device communication method and apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Device to device communication method and apparatus
A device to device (d2d) communication apparatus and method are provided. The d2d communication apparatus includes a transceiver configured to receive resource configuration information indicating d2d resources configured in a serving cell from a base station (bs) of the serving cell, and a controller configured to determine locations of resources for transmission or reception of signals for d2d communication based on the resource configuration information.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150208418 
 Allocating reuse codes to cells in a communication network patent thumbnailnew patent Allocating reuse codes to cells in a communication network
Systems and methods for allocating reuse codes to cells in a communication network are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods select a target cell from a group of cells in a telecommunication network, determine one or more reuse code exclusion zones associated with allocating scrambling codes to the selected target cell, and allocate a scrambling code to the selected target cell based on the determined one or more reuse code exclusion zones..
Eden Rock Communications, Llc


07/23/15
20150208414 
 Techniques for identifying secondary serving cells operating in shared access radio frequency spectrum patent thumbnailnew patent Techniques for identifying secondary serving cells operating in shared access radio frequency spectrum
Techniques are described for wireless communication. One method includes determining that a cell operates in a shared access radio frequency spectrum, and transmitting signaling information to a mobile device indicating that the cell is prohibited from serving as a primary serving cell based at least in part on the determination that the cell operates in the shared access radio frequency spectrum.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/23/15
20150208411 
 Communication system patent thumbnailnew patent Communication system
Provided is a communication system that can be normally and efficiently operated in the case where existing carriers and new carrier types coexist. A base station device and a communication terminal device are configured to perform communication in cells of legacy carriers lc1 to lc3 being existing carriers.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/23/15
20150208400 
 Control information processing patent thumbnailnew patent Control information processing
Provided is a control information processing method and device. The method includes: receiving high-layer configuration signalling, wherein the high-layer configuration signalling is used for determining an indication mode of x bits in a control information format, the indication mode of x bits comprises at least one of the following: all of the x bits being used for indicating a first parameter set of at least one enabled transmission block in control information, and the x bits being used for indicating a first parameter set and a second parameter set of at least one enabled transmission block in the control information, where x is a positive integer greater than or equal to 3; and generating a control information format according to the high-layer configuration signalling.
Zte Corporation


07/23/15
20150208399 
 P-cpich scrambling code collision detection patent thumbnailnew patent P-cpich scrambling code collision detection
A method permitting a ue receiver to detect and then report to the network a scrambling code collision i.e. 2 neighbor cells are transmitting with the same scrambling code while timing is aligned.
St-ericsson Sa


07/23/15
20150208393 
 Mobile communication method and mobile station patent thumbnailnew patent Mobile communication method and mobile station
A mobile communication method includes the steps of transmitting a first control signal including an identifier different from a c-rnti to the mobile station ue#a through a pdcch by a radio base station phnb#10 managing a cell #10 formed by linking multiple small cells, transmitting a second control signal including an identifier to the mobile station ue through a pdcch by a radio base station enb#1 managing a cell #1 having a coverage area overlapping with a coverage area of the cell #10, and regarding the first control signal as valid by the mobile station ue#a, when it determines that the identifier included in the first control signal and the identifier included in the second control signal match each other.. .
Ntt Docomo, Inc.


07/23/15
20150208373 
 Handset agent calibration for timing based locating systems patent thumbnailnew patent Handset agent calibration for timing based locating systems
A handset agent calibration solution is provided that uses the gps receivers on mobile devices to determine a location of the mobile device to calibrate timing based locating systems. The handset agent can be installed on the mobile device and can upload to an internet server the coordinates captured by the gps receiver along with the observed time differences.
At&t Mobility Ii Llc


07/23/15
20150208372 
 Method and user equipment for synchronizing component carriers used in carrier aggregation patent thumbnailnew patent Method and user equipment for synchronizing component carriers used in carrier aggregation
According to the present invention, user equipment synchronizes a specific component carrier with an nct-type component carrier with respect to time and/or frequency. The cell synchronization method for synchronizing predetermined cells by user equipment according to the present invention may include receiving reference cell information relating to a first synchronization reference cell for the predetermined cells, acquiring first synchronization information from the first synchronization cell based on the reference cell information, and performing the synchronization of the predetermined cells based on the first synchronization information..
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/23/15
20150208363 
new patent

Method and interference coordination


The application discloses a method for performing interference coordination between adjacent cells supporting dynamic tdd uplink and downlink configuration by a first evolved node b (enb). The method includes that: receiving, downlink interference degree information from a second enb, wherein the downlink interference degree information is used for indicating a degree that uplink transmission of the second enb is interfered by downlink transmission in a conflict subframe; and determining, according to the downlink interference degree information, whether to adjust downlink transmit power in the conflict subframe, if the downlink transmit power in the conflict subframe is to be adjusted, transmitting a csi report configuration to ue of current cell, and configuring the ue of current cell to report a set of csi respectively for the conflict subframe and a non-conflict subframe.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150208358 
new patent

Method and setting uplink transmission power in wireless communication system


Provided are a method and a terminal device for setting uplink transmission power in a wireless communication system. A terminal acquires information on the time alignment group (tag) for multiple supportable serving cells so as to constitute tags, checks whether an overlap section of subframe n and subframe n+1 for uplink transmission exists between tags, and sets uplink transmission power so as to scale the uplink transmission power (pcmax) within the range that does not exceed the configured maximum transmission power (pcmax) of the terminal in the checked overlap section.
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/23/15
20150208339 
new patent

Resolving identification code ambiguities in wireless access networks


Systems and methods for resolving identification code ambiguities in wireless access networks are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods access an identification code associated with a cell in a wireless access network that is detected by a mobile device, determine a probability score for candidate cells that are assigned the identification code in the wireless access network, the probability score based on a likelihood that a candidate cell is a cell in the wireless access network associated with the identification code detected by the mobile device, and select one of the candidate cells as an origination cell of the identification code detected by the mobile device based on the determined probability scores..
Eden Rock Communications, Llc


07/23/15
20150208301 
new patent

Mobility control in mobile communication network


A mobility control method and device that can suppress an increase of location registration signaling are provided. In a mobile communication network including cells (21a, 21b) of multiple types differing in cell size, priorities for mobility control are set on individual neighbor cells (22a-29d) or individual neighbor cell types, and mobility control is performed such as to select a neighbor cell with a priority lower than that of a currently staying cell when a mobile terminal is moving faster than a predetermined speed (operations 303-306)..
Nec Corporation


07/23/15
20150208300 
new patent

Dynamic automated neighbor list management in self-optimizing network


Systems and methods for dynamically modifying neighbor lists for cells within telecommunications networks and/or modifying neighbor lists based on determined radio frequency coupling between cells are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods access a neighbor list associated with a target cell or associated with one or more neighbor cells of the target cell within a network, apply one or more dynamic optimization rule sets to the target cell, and modify a neighbor list associated with the target cell or with neighbor cells to the target cell based on the applied rule sets..
Eden Rock Communications, Llc


07/23/15
20150208299 
new patent

Dynamic automated neighbor list management in self-optimizing network


Systems and methods for dynamically modifying neighbor lists for cells within telecommunications networks and/or modifying neighbor lists based on determined radio frequency coupling between cells are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods access a neighbor list associated with a target cell or associated with one or more neighbor cells of the target cell within a network, apply one or more dynamic optimization rule sets to the target cell, and modify a neighbor list associated with the target cell or with neighbor cells to the target cell based on the applied rule sets..
Eden Rock Communications, Llc


07/23/15
20150208298 
new patent

Dynamic automated neighbor list management in self-optimizing network


Systems and methods for dynamically modifying neighbor lists for cells within telecommunications networks and/or modifying neighbor lists based on determined radio frequency coupling between cells are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods access a neighbor list associated with a target cell or associated with one or more neighbor cells of the target cell within a network, apply one or more dynamic optimization rule sets to the target cell, and modify a neighbor list associated with the target cell or with neighbor cells to the target cell based on the applied rule sets..
Eden Rock Communications, Llc


07/23/15
20150208297 
new patent

Dynamic automated neighbor list management in self-optimizing network


Systems and methods for dynamically modifying neighbor lists for cells within telecommunications networks and/or modifying neighbor lists based on determined radio frequency coupling between cells are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods access a neighbor list associated with a target cell or associated with one or more neighbor cells of the target cell within a network, apply one or more dynamic optimization rule sets to the target cell, and modify a neighbor list associated with the target cell or with neighbor cells to the target cell based on the applied rule sets..
Eden Rock Communications, Llc


07/23/15
20150208296 
new patent

Indication for measurement parameter


A method and device for indicating measurement parameters are disclosed. The method for indicating the measurement parameters includes: a base station of a serving cell acquiring frequency band usage information of neighboring cells of the serving cell; according to a frequency band used by the base station itself and the obtained frequency band usage information of all the neighboring cells, the base station of the serving cell determining measurement parameters of a mobile station which accesses the base station of the serving cell, wherein, the measurement parameters include: measurement frequency points and measurement bandwidths at all the measurement frequency points; and the base station of the serving cell indicating the measurement parameters to the mobile station which accesses the base station of the serving cell.
Zte Corporation A Corporation


07/23/15
20150208280 
new patent

Method for implementing a cell load balancing mechanism in wireless networks


The method comprising at least one wireless user terminal, ue, connected through a wireless network to a serving base station and a plurality of network cells, each one comprising a base station, said at least one wireless ue: estimating the cell loads of the serving base station and of the plurality of network cells by analysing a downlink air interface load; providing to said wireless network, information about the actual cell load estimation of said plurality of cells, and performing a network cell selection based on said estimated cell loads, wherein said cell selection is performed without any exchange of cell load between said plurality of network cells.. .
Telefonica, S.a.


07/23/15
20150208269 
new patent

Indication of cell mode and csi feedback rules for cell on-off procedure


Methods, systems, and devices are described for dynamic cell mode indication and reporting channel and interference feedback for dormant cells in a carrier aggregation environment. Indicators of cell mode for one or more secondary cells are sent using a transmission mechanism and may configure active or dormant sub-periods within the indicated periods.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/23/15
20150208235 
new patent

Dual connectivity mode of operation of a user equipment in a wireless communication network


A system and method provide a security aspect for a ue in dual connectivity mode of operation in wireless communication networks. The system and method provide secure simultaneous transmission and reception in a secure manner between a user equipment (ue) and one or more enodebs (enbs) configured in an inter-enb carrier aggregation scenario.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150208230 
new patent

Methods and network nodes for handling information associated with one or more umts cells


Handling of information associated with one or more universal mobile telecommunications system, “umts”, cells. A first network node is comprised in a cellular communication system.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


07/23/15
20150207700 
new patent

Evaluation of radio network performance


A method and network node (400) for supporting evaluation of performance of a radio network. The network node employs carrier aggregation with multiple carriers used in corresponding multiple cells (cell 1, cell2, cell 3).
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


07/23/15
20150207501 
new patent

System and a dynamic voltage controlled oscillator


A system and method are provided for generating an adaptive clock signal, configured to track prevailing operating conditions within an integrated circuit. The method comprises transmitting a first signal edge to a row of cells within a memory instance, waiting for two or more selected cells within the row of cells to propagate corresponding responses based on the first signal edge, and generating a memory delay signature signal edge based on the corresponding responses.
Nvidia Corporation


07/23/15
20150207484 
new patent

Composite rf current attenuator for a medical lead


A composite rf current attenuator for a medical lead includes a conductor having a distal electrode contactable to biological cells, a bandstop filter in series with the lead conductor for attenuating rf currents flow through the lead conductor at a selected center frequency or across a range of frequencies about the center frequency, and a lowpass filter in series with the bandstop filter and forming a portion of the lead conductor. The bandstop filter has a capacitance in parallel with a first inductance.
Greatbatch Ltd.


07/23/15
20150207455 
new patent

Dense-array concentrator photovoltaic system utilising non-imaging dish concentrator and array of crossed compound parabolic concentrators


Disclosed is a solar concentrator assembly (100) having a non-imaging dish concentrator (nidc) (110) which consists of a plurality of flat facets mirrors (160) arranged in such a way that all the mirror images are superimposed to form reasonably uniform irradiance and either square or rectangular pattern of concentrated sunlight at a common receiver without sunlight blocking and shadowing on each other. The geometry of the nidc (110) is determined using a special computational method.
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman


07/23/15
20150207434 
new patent

Power-cell switching-cycle capacitor voltage control for modular multi-level converters


In a modular multi-level power converter, additional switching states are interleaved between main switching states that control output voltage or waveform. The additional switching states provide current from a dc-link to charge capacitors in respective modules or cells to an offset voltage from which the capacitor voltages are controlled toward a reference voltage during each switching cycle rather than being allowed to build up over a period of an output waveform of variable line frequency, possibly including zero frequency.
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.


07/23/15
20150207360 
new patent

Integrated mobile phone case and charger


An integrated mobile phone case and charger for providing both a protective casing for a mobile device which includes an integrated solar cell for charging the battery of the mobile device therein. The integrated mobile phone case and charger comprises a case body defined by a front piece and a back piece, with the back piece including solar cells, electrical wiring, and a charging port.

07/23/15
20150207355 
new patent

Systems and methods for utilizing an array of power storage devices, such as batteries


A system for utilizing an array of electrical energy storage devices utilizes a smart manager that categorizes electrical energy storage devices in the array based on electrical energy storage device age and/or internal resistance level and causes those electrical energy storage devices with similar ages and/or resistance levels to be concurrently depleted. This is followed by concurrently depleting the electrical energy storage devices in a different category.
Gogoro Inc.


07/23/15
20150207349 
new patent

Voltage detecting device


A voltage detecting device includes a voltage detecting circuit configured to detect voltages of a plurality of battery cells constituting a battery; a plurality of voltage detecting lines connecting the respective battery cells to the voltage detecting circuit; discharging circuits connecting the respective voltage detecting lines to a ground, and discharging the battery cells in an overcharged state; a power adjusting section adjusting power of the battery, and supplying the voltage detecting circuit with the adjusted power as driving power; the voltage detecting circuit detecting the voltages of the respective battery cells via the voltage detecting lines; and an overvoltage protecting circuit protecting the voltage detecting circuit from voltage equal to or higher than a predetermined threshold value, the voltage being generated in the voltage detecting lines, the discharging circuits, and the power adjusting section.. .
Keihin Corporation


07/23/15
20150207348 
new patent

Connection scheme for multiple battery cells


A series-parallel battery system with a buffer resistor coupled to each junction of batteries or battery cells. Buffer resistors on the same row are coupled to a measurement node.
Amperex Technology Limited


07/23/15
20150207342 
new patent

Voltage detecting device


A voltage detecting device includes a plurality of voltage detecting circuits provided for battery modules of a battery, the battery being formed by connecting, in series with each other, the battery modules each formed by connecting battery cells in series with each other, the plurality of voltage detecting circuits being configured to detect voltage of each of the battery cells; a plurality of voltage detecting lines connecting the battery cells to the voltage detecting circuits; and a control device controlling charge and discharge of the battery cells on a basis of detection information obtained from the voltage detecting circuits, a voltage detecting line having a lowest potential being connected to one of the voltage detecting circuits and a voltage detecting line having a highest potential being connected to the other of the voltage detecting circuits, being adjacent and connected to each other via a first capacitor.. .
Keihin Corporation


07/23/15
20150207339 
new patent

Battery pack


An apparatus includes a first cell subpack having a plurality of cells arranged in series and a second cell subpack connected in series to the first cell subpack. The second cell subpack includes a plurality of cells arranged in series and at least one cell arranged in parallel with one of the plurality of cells, arranged in series, of the second cell subpack, where the first cell subpack and the second cell subpack use a first voltage rail to provide at least a first voltage level and a second voltage rail to provide a second voltage level, where the first voltage level is different from the second voltage level..
Google Inc.


07/23/15
20150207319 
new patent

Optimized energy management system


Methods and systems are provided for optimizing the control of energy supply and demand. An energy control unit includes one or more algorithms for scheduling the control of energy consumption devices on the basis of variables relating to forecast energy supply and demand.
Gridpoint, Inc.


07/23/15
20150207190 
new patent

Temperature adjusting apparatus and battery having the same


A temperature adjusting apparatus for a battery including a plurality of battery cells includes at least two interposing members each having an interposing portion disposed between the battery cells and a protruded portion disposed to protrude from between the battery cells, the interposing portion being thermally connected with the battery cells, and a heat transport member joined to at least two of the protruded portions, the heat transport member being thermally connected to the at least two protruded portions. The interposing portion and the protruded portion is constituted by separate members and being thermally joined..
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150207188 
new patent

Battery for vehicle


A battery for a vehicle includes a heat dissipating panel interposed between battery cells. A heat pipe is arranged in the heat dissipating panel and has an upper end portion serving as a contact portion, which extends to be exposed upward outside from an upper end of the battery cell and is bent inward to the upper end of the battery cell.
Hyundai Motor Company


07/23/15
20150207186 
new patent

Battery pack with air-type cooling


A battery module (19) having a number of electrically interconnected battery cells (10), wherein the individual battery cells (10) are temperature-controlled by means of a temperature control fluid (70). Between the battery cells (10), there extends a duct system (30, 62, 66, 68) through which the temperature control fluid (70) flows.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/23/15
20150207160 
new patent

Fuel cell apparatus, composition and hydrogen generator


A fuel cell apparatus comprises fuel cells, hydrogen generators and a control unit. A fuel cell array comprises a plurality of membrane electrode assemblies (meas) each having a major planar surface; the meas are arranged such that a first surface of a first mea which is not a major planar surface of the first mea faces a second surface of a second mea which is not a major planar surface of the second mea.
Prometheus Wirless Limited


07/23/15
20150207150 
new patent

Electrode assembly and its preparation


The invention provides electrodes suitable for use as air electrodes, processes for their preparation and metal/air cells utilizing such electrodes as air cathodes. The invention relates to an electrode comprising a catalytically active layer applied on one face of a hydrophobic porous film and a conductive current collector pressed onto said catalytically active face, wherein at least a portion of the marginal area of said face is free from catalyst, and wherein a sealant is provided around at least part of the perimeter of said catalytically active layer, said sealant forming a coating onto the catalyst-free marginal area of said hydrophobic film..
Oxynergy Ltd.


07/23/15
20150207140 
new patent

Metal fluoride and phosphate nanocomposites as electrode materials


The present invention relates to primary and secondary electrochemical energy storage systems. More particularly, the present invention relates to such systems as battery cells, especially battery cells utilizing metal fluorides with the presence of phosphates or fluorophosphates, which use materials that take up and release ions as a means of storing and supplying electrical energy..
Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey


07/23/15
20150207139 
new patent

Compositions, zinc electrodes, batteries and their methods of manufacture


A composition, method of its preparation, and zinc electrodes comprising the composition as the active mass, for use in rechargeable electrochemical cells with enhanced cycle life is described. The electrode active mass comprises a source of electrochemically active zinc and at least one fatty acid or a salt, ester or derivative thereof, or an alkyl sulfonic acid or a salt ester or derivative thereof.
Anzode, Inc.


07/23/15
20150207127 
new patent

Bus bar assembly including integrated bus bar support


A battery module is provided. The battery module includes a set of stacked battery cells, each stacked battery cell including at least one cell tab and a bus bar assembly including a bus bar, a bus bar support overmolded around a sense line electrically coupled to the battery cells, the bus bar support including cell tab openings having the plurality of cell tabs extending therethrough..
A123 Systems, Llc


07/23/15
20150207126 
new patent

Flexible busbar holder for welded cells


A traction battery assembly is provided including a support member, two battery cells, a busbar, and a segmented busbar holder. The battery cells include adjacent terminals at differing heights relative to the support member.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


07/23/15
20150207117 
new patent

Rechargeable battery pack


A rechargeable battery pack including: a cell holder configured to accommodate unit battery cells; a lower case configured to accommodate the cell holder; an upper case attached to an opening of the lower case and covering the cell holder and the unit battery cells; a tab having an end portion drawn out of a through-hole of the upper case to be on an outer surface of the upper case while coupling the unit battery cells; and a terminal electrically coupled to the end portion of the tab while overlapping therewith and attached to the upper case while covering the through-hole.. .
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150207115 
new patent

Module carrier for battery cells and producing the module carrier, and battery module, battery pack, battery and battery system


A module carrier (20; 20′; 30; 40; 50; 60; 70; 80; 90; 92; 94) for battery cells (1001, 1002, 1003), characterized by: a first carrier device (2001) and a second carrier device (2002), which is arranged opposite the first carrier device (2001), for carrying the battery cells (1001, 1002, 1003), and a first connecting device (3001) and a second connecting device (3002), which is arranged opposite the first connecting device (3001), in each case for connecting the first carrier device (2001) and the second carrier device (2002).. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/23/15
20150207023 
new patent

A fabricating pixelated silicon device cells


A method, apparatus and system for flexible, ultra-thin, and high efficiency pixelated silicon or other semiconductor photovoltaic solar cell array fabrication is disclosed. A structure and method of creation for a pixelated silicon or other semiconductor photovoltaic solar cell array with interconnects is described using a manufacturing method that is simplified compared to previous versions of pixelated silicon photovoltaic cells that require more microfabrication steps..
Sandia Corporation


07/23/15
20150207021 
new patent

Method for coating a solar panel


The present invention relates to a method for coating a solar panel to reduce the amount of light being received by the solar panel's photovoltaic cells and reduce their electrical output. The method comprises the step of coating the light-receiving area of said solar panel with a sufficient thickness of a coating composition which is adapted to reduce the amount of light reaching the photovoltaic cells such that the resulting electrical output of said solar panel is reduced to below a level which causes physiological injury.
Solar Developments Pty Ltd


07/23/15
20150207013 
new patent

Inverted metamorphic multijunction solar cells having a permanent supporting substrate


The present disclosure provides a method of manufacturing a solar cell that includes providing a semiconductor growth substrate; depositing on said growth substrate a sequence of layers of semiconductor material forming a solar cell; applying a metal contact layer over said sequence of layers; affixing the adhesive polyimide surface of a permanent supporting substrate directly over said metal contact layer and permanently bonding it thereto by a thermocompressive technique; and removing the semiconductor growth substrate.. .
Solaero Technologies Corp.


07/23/15
20150207011 
new patent

Multi-junction photovoltaic cells and methods for forming the same


The present disclosure provides thin film solar cell structures that can achieve dramatically improved power conversion efficiencies in relation to other thin film solar cell structures. The application of tandem solar cells composed of poly-crystalline group ii-vi (e.g., cdte-based alloy) solar cells under low temperature deposition can achieve practical efficiencies above 25% in a low cost, high through-put, large area production environment.
Uriel Solar, Inc.


07/23/15
20150207010 
new patent

Three dimensional compositional profile in cis-based absorber layers of thin film solar cells


Provided is a structure and method for forming cis-based absorber layers for thin-film solar cells that include three-dimensional compositional profiles. The disclosure provides a patterned absorber layer with two or more different regions, each of the regions having a different concentration profile of one or more components.
Tsmc Solar Ltd.


07/23/15
20150207003 
new patent

Solar cell module


A solar cell module is discussed, which includes a plurality of strings each including a plurality of solar cells, which are connected in series to one another through an interconnector, a front transparent substrate disposed on front surfaces of the plurality of strings, a first encapsulant disposed between the front transparent substrate and the front surfaces of the plurality of strings, a first reflector disposed in a first space between the plurality of solar cells included in each string, which are separated from one another in a first direction corresponding to a longitudinal direction of each string, and a second reflector disposed in a second space between the plurality of strings, which are separated from one another in a second direction crossing the first direction. The first and second reflectors reflect incident light..
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/23/15
20150207002 
new patent

Monolithic solar cell arrays and fabrication methods


Solar cell array solutions including monolithic solar cell arrays and fabrication methods. A first patterned cell metallization contacts base and emitter regions of each of a plurality of solar cells having a light receiving frontside and a backside.
Solexel, Inc.


07/23/15
20150206998 
new patent

Passivated contacts for back contact back junction solar cells


Passivated contact structures and fabrication methods for back contact back junction solar cells are provided. According to one example embodiment, a back contact back junction photovoltaic solar cell is described that has a semiconductor light absorbing layer having a front side and a backside having base regions and emitter regions.
Solexel, Inc.


07/23/15
20150206997 
new patent

Multi-junction solar cells with recessed through-substrate vias


Multi junction solar cells and methods for making multi junction solar cells are disclosed. Back-contact-only multi junction solar cells having recessed through-substrate vias wherein the side facing the sun, is capable of withstanding environments for use in space are disclosed..
Solar Junction Corporation


07/23/15
20150206991 
new patent

Photovoltaic devices with three dimensional surface features and methods of making the same


This disclosure provides photovoltaic cells and substrates with three dimensional optical architectures and methods of manufacturing the same. In particular, the disclosure relates to a continuously formed photovoltaic substrate, and to systems, devices, methods and uses for such a product, including the collection of solar energy..
Zinniatek Limited


07/23/15
20150206988 
new patent

Dopant ink composition and fabricating a solar cell there from


Dopant ink compositions and methods of fabricating solar cells there from are described. A dopant ink composition may include a cross-linkable matrix precursor, a bound dopant species, and a solvent.

07/23/15
20150206910 
new patent

Solid-state imaging device, imaging system, and copier


Each of a plurality of cells includes first and second photoelectric conversion units, and an interval of the first and second photoelectric conversion units in a sub-scanning direction is {n+(b/a)}×x, where a is a period from when the first and second photoelectric conversion units terminate electric carrier accumulation to when the first and second photoelectric conversion units performs the electric carrier accumulation again and next terminate the electric carrier accumulation, b is a gap of timing at which the first and second photoelectric conversion units terminate the electric carrier accumulation, n is an integer of 1 or more, and x is an interval of the first and second photoelectric conversion unit in a main scanning direction.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/23/15
20150206899 
new patent

Twisted array design for high speed vertical channel 3d nand memory


Roughly described, a memory device has a multilevel stack of conductive layers. Vertically oriented pillars each include series-connected memory cells at cross-points between the pillars and the conductive layers.
Macronix International Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150206898 
new patent

Parallelogram cell design for high speed vertical channel 3d nand memory


Roughly described, a memory device has a multilevel stack of conductive layers. Pillars oriented orthogonally to the substrate each include series-connected memory cells at cross-points between the pillars and the conductive layers.
Macronix International Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150206896 
new patent

Three-dimensional semiconductor device


A 3d semiconductor device is provided, comprising plural memory layers vertically stacked on a substrate and parallel to each other; plural selection lines disposed on the memory layers and parallel to each other; plural bit lines disposed on the selection lines, and the bit lines arranged in parallel to each other and in perpendicular to the selection lines; plural strings formed vertically to the memory layers and the selection lines, and the strings electrically connected to the corresponding selection lines; a plurality of cells respectively defined by the strings, the selection lines and the bit lines correspondingly, and the cells arranged in a plurality of rows and columns, wherein a column direction is parallel to the bit lines while a row direction is parallel to the selection lines. The adjacent cells in the same column are electrically connected to the different bit lines..
Macronix International Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150206890 
new patent

Cell layout for sram finfet transistors


An sram array and method of making is disclosed. Each sram cell comprises two pull-up (pu), two pass-gate (pg), and two pull-down (pd) finfets.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


07/23/15
20150206882 
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Three dimensional stacking memory film structure


A memory device includes a plurality of stacks of alternating active strips and insulating strips. The insulating strips have effective oxide thicknesses (eot) so that the stacks have non-simple spatial periods on a line through the alternating active strips and insulating strips.
Macronix International Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150206615 
new patent

Oxide sintered body and tablet obtained by processing same


A tablet for ion plating which allows high speed formation of transparent conductive films suitable for solar cells and allows continuous film formation without causing cracks, breakage or splashing. A sintered oxide includes indium oxide as a main component and tin as an additive element, and having a tin content of 0.001 to 0.15 in terms of an atomic ratio of sn/(in+sn).
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150206601 
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Semiconductor memory device, test control system, and operating test control system


A semiconductor memory device includes a plurality of memory cells electrically coupled to a plurality of word lines and a word line failure detection unit suitable for supplying a test voltage to a test target word line selected from among the plurality of word lines, and for detecting the test voltage transferred from at least one of the plurality of word lines, wherein the at least one of the plurality of word lines does not include the test target word line.. .
Sk Hynix Inc.


07/23/15
20150206591 
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Nonvolatile memory device and operating method thereof


A nonvolatile memory device includes a channel vertically extending from a substrate, a plurality of memory cells stacked along the channel; a source region connected to a first end portion of the channel, and a bit line connected to a second end portion of the channel, wherein the first end portion of the channel that adjoins the source region is formed as an undoped semiconductor layer or a semiconductor layer doped with p-type impurities.. .
Sk Hynix Inc.


07/23/15
20150206590 
new patent

Memory system


According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device and a controller. The system includes the nonvolatile semiconductor memory device including a plurality of memory cells; and the controller configured to control one of read operation, write operation, and a use frequency of the read operation or the write operation on the nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, and configured to change controlling for a memory cell belonging to a first group of the memory cells and to change controlling for a memory cell belonging to a second group located on an upper side or a lower side of the memory cell belonging to the first group..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


07/23/15
20150206589 
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Storage device, electronic device, and programming memory


A storage device, an electronic device, and a corresponding method for programming a memory are provided. The memory includes a plurality of cells.
Htc Corporation


07/23/15
20150206587 
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Methods and apparatuses with vertical strings of memory cells and support circuitry


Apparatuses and methods have been disclosed. One such apparatus includes strings of memory cells formed on a topside of a substrate.
Micron Technology, Inc.


07/23/15
20150206579 
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Fractional bits in memory cells


The present disclosure includes methods, devices, modules, and systems for programming memory cells. One method embodiment includes storing charges corresponding to a data state that represents an integer number of bits in a set of memory cells.
Micron Technology, Inc.


07/23/15
20150206570 
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Circuit and spin-torque mram bit line and source line voltage regulation


Circuitry and a method for regulating voltages applied to magnetoresistive bit cells of a spin-torque magnetoresistive random access memory (st-mram) reduces time-dependent dielectric breakdown stress of the word line transistors. During a read or write operation, only the ends of the selected bit cells are pulled down to a low voltage and/or pulled up to a high voltage depending on the operation (write 0, write 1, and read) being performed.
Everspin Technologies, Inc.


07/23/15
20150206559 
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Register file module and method therefor


A register file module comprising at least one register array comprising a plurality of latch devices is described. The plurality of latch devices is arranged to individually provide memory bit-cells when the register file module is configured to operate in a first, functional operating mode, and at least one clock control component is arranged to receive a clock signal and to propagate the clock signal to the latch devices within the at least one register array.
Freescale Seminconductor, Inc.


07/23/15
20150206557 
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Device and improving reading speed of memory


A memory device includes a plurality of sense amplifiers coupled with an array of memory cells, a plurality of output data lines receiving outputs of corresponding sense amplifiers, and a plurality of precharge circuits configured to apply a precharge voltage on the output data lines. A controller provides control signals to the sense amplifiers and to the precharge circuits, including to cause the precharge circuits to precharge the output data lines before the sense amplifiers drive output data signals to the output data lines.
Macronix International Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150206555 
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Three-dimensional wordline sharing memory


A three dimensional (3d) circuit 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 adjacent memory cells or bit cells coupled to different bit lines..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205978 
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Methods and securely displaying digital images


The invention provides methods and apparatus for securing personalized or sensitive information appearing in digital images. Digital images containing information to be secured is processed and divided into a plurality of image cells.
The 41st Parameter, Inc.


07/23/15
20150205847 
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Database generation from a spreadsheet


A machine may generate a database from a spreadsheet, track the data from its cells as values of variables, and provide such values to authorized users. The machine may receive an upload spreadsheet that was generated by modification of a source spreadsheet by inclusion of control codes, such as a first control code that labels a column of owner names, a second control code that labels a column of measures, and a third control code that labels a column of values of those measures.
Xovertime, Inc.


07/23/15
20150205318 
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Apparatus and methods for variable capacitor arrays


Apparatus and methods for variable capacitor arrays are provided herein. In certain configurations, an apparatus includes a variable capacitor array and a bias voltage generation circuit.
Newlans, Inc.


07/23/15
20150205267 
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Tunable delay cells for time-to-digital converter`


A time-to-digital converter (tdc) comprises a first delay line including a plurality of first delay cells connected in series, wherein each of the first delay cells include a plurality of first delay units connected in series, wherein each of the first delay units includes a tunable pmos transistor, a first poly on oxide definition (od) edge (pode) transistor, and a pull-up pmos transistor. The tdc further comprises a second delay line including a plurality of second delay cells connected in series, wherein each of the second delay cells include a plurality of second delay units connected in series, wherein each of the second delay units includes a tunable nmos transistor, a second pode transistor, and a pull-down nmos transistor..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205134 
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Systems, articles, and methods for wearable heads-up displays


Systems, articles, and methods for transparent displays that are particularly well-suited for use in wearable heads-up display devices are described. Such transparent displays include a register of light sources that sequentially generates light signals representative of portions (e.g., pixels, and sometimes rows or columns of pixels) of an image.
Thalmic Labs Inc.


07/23/15
20150204948 
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Method of producing an electric battery


The invention relates to a method of producing a battery (14), in which method multiple cells (c1-c12) are arranged in receiving locations, taking account of the respective internal resistances of the cells and the suitability of each individual location to dissipate heat. For example, the most resistive cells can be assigned the locations best suited to dissipating heat.
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


07/23/15
20150204887 
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Human myeloid derived suppressor cell cancer markers


Provided herein are methods for determining the presence of cancer (malignant versus benign), monitoring the progression of cancer, monitoring cancer relapse, monitoring the response to cancer therapy, or cancer staging in a subject, by evaluating cd33+/hla-drlow, cd14+/hla-drlow, cd66b+/hla-drlow or, cd11b+/hla-drlow mdsc for activation of a transcription factor. Transcription factors include, but are not limited to, stat3, pstat3, hif1α, or c/ebpβ.
University Of Southern California


07/23/15
20150204870 
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Undifferentiated cell detection method and complex carbohydrate detection method


An object of the present invention is to provide a method for evaluating a differentiation status of cells using a culture supernatant of stem cells. Provided is “undifferentiation sugar chain marker” composed of the sugar chain structure “fucα1-2galβ1-3glcnac” or “fucα1-2galβ1-3galnac” and capable of sensitively determining the undifferentiated state of stem cells using a culture supernatant of stem cells.
Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd.


07/23/15
20150204857 
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Compositions and methods for rapid and reversible biomolecular labeling


This disclosure provides compositions and methods for a low-avidity, high-affinity and high-specificity biomolecular interaction that is rapidly reversible under physiological conditions. The methods comprise linking biological targets (such as molecules, proteins, dna, cells, etc.) with polymers and anti-polymer ligands and a way to reverse their binding using physiologically compatible polymeric compounds.
Stemcell Technologies Inc.


07/23/15
20150204854 
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Chinese herbal aqueous extract having anti-anxiety activities and in vitro evaluating the same


A chinese herbal aqueous extract having anti-anxiety activities and a method of in vitro evaluating the same are disclosed. Neural cells and/or glial cells are cultured in a medium containing the chinese herbal aqueous extract, and then subjected to an electric pulse treatment to form epileptic cells.
National Pingtung University Of Science And Technology


07/23/15
20150204851 
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Methods for identifying diabetes drugs


The present invention relates to screening methods for diabetes drugs. In particular, the invention concerns a method for identifying a drug against diabetes comprising determining the amount of glyoxylate in a test sample of a subject suffering from diabetes or a diabetes-like condition, wherein said test sample has been taken after the subject has been brought into contact with a compound suspected to be a drug against diabetes and comparing the determined amount to a reference amount for glyoxylate, whereby a compound being a drug against diabetes is identified.
Metanomics Health Gmbh


07/23/15
20150204850 
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Production of beta-cells


The present invention relates to in vitro and in vivo methods for the generation of pancreatic β-cells, comprising the step of providing at least one pancreatic α-cell or at least one precursor cell with pax-4 or a nucleic acid encoding pax-4. Furthermore, the invention relates to a screening method for the screening of a pancreatic-β-cell phenotype-inducing compound, comprising the step of contacting at least one pancreatic α-cell or at least one precursor cell with a given compound, and testing whether said compound is capable of inducing a pancreatic-β-cell phenotype..
Max-planck-gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der. Wissenschaften E.v.


07/23/15
20150204847 
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High-throughput, high-precision methods for detecting protein structural changes in living cells


Methods for identifying a compound that alters fluorescence resonance energy transfer (fret) of a protein. The methods include use of a genetically engineered cell that includes a target protein.

07/23/15
20150204843 
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Method for obtaining blood plasma from a whole blood sample


A method for obtaining blood plasma from a whole blood sample comprising the following steps a) contacting the whole blood sample with a composition (a) comprising at least one carboxylic acid, wherein the addition of the acidic composition (a) and optionally further additives to the whole blood sample provides a sample mixture having a ph that lies in a range from 2.5 to 5; b) binding red and white blood cells to a magnetic solid phase; wherein step a) and step b) can be performed sequentially or simultaneously, c) separating the solid phase with the bound cells from the remaining sample thereby providing blood plasma.. .
Qiagen Gmbh


07/23/15
20150204816 
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Method for separating biological molecules and cells in solution


A method for separating a plurality of deformable objects, such as biological cells or biological supramolecules such as dna, in a liquid medium by use of an electrophoretic technique combined with hydrodynamic forces. The deformable objects are introduced into a channel, having a flow axis and a cross section at right angles to the flow axis, with the minimum size of the cross section being less than or equal to 50 pm; a hydrodynamic flow is defined a in the channel together with the application of an electric field in the channel, making it possible to move the deformable objects in the channel according to the flow axis and to separate them along the flow axis.
Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique


07/23/15
20150204809 
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Screening solid state ionic conductors for high ionic conductivity


Non-normal statistics applied to diffusivity calculations accelerate screening of ionic conductors for electrochemical devices such as electric storage batteries, fuel cells, and sensors. Displacements of atomic species within a crystalline structure for a candidate ionic conductor material are analyzed using a skellam distribution optionally combined with gaussian noise to calculate values for the standard deviation, upper error bound, and lower error bound for predicted values of diffusivity (d).
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


07/23/15
20150204771 
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System and fetal and maternal red blood cell counting


A system for counting fetal and maternal red blood cells (rbcs) including a microscope and image capturing device to capture at least one image from a slide holding the fetal and maternal rbcs; a computer readable medium for storing the at least one image; a processor for executing computer readable instructions stored on a computer readable medium; wherein the computer executable instructions include instructions for: indentifying red blood cells from the at least one image; distinguishing between fetal and maternal red blood cells; and counting the fetal and maternal red blood cells.. .
The Governing Council Of The University Of Toronto


07/23/15
20150204767 
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Method for producing cell concentrate


Provided is a simple method for producing a cell concentrate (other than human blood) in a short time with neither loss of cells nor an excessive burden on cells. Included is a method for producing a cell concentrate using an inside-out filtration system for processing a cell suspension, the system including: a cell suspension inlet port; a filtrate outlet port; a cell suspension outlet port; and hollow fiber separation membranes provided between the cell suspension inlet port and the cell suspension outlet port, wherein the membranes have a total cross-sectional area of 0.5-1.5 cm2, the membranes have an inside membrane area of 0.2 m2 or less, the suspension is flowed inside the membranes at a linear velocity of 500-1200 cm/min, and the quotient of the division of the initial filtrate flow rate from the filtrate outlet port by the flow rate into the cell suspension inlet port is 0.4-0.7..
Kaneka Corporation


07/23/15
20150204664 
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Symmetric target design in scatterometry overlay metrology


Metrology methods, systems and targets are provided, which implement a side by side paradigm. Adjacent cells with periodic structures are used to extract the overlay error, e.g., by introducing controllable phase shifts or image shifts which enable algorithmic computation of the overlay.
Kla-tencor Corporation


07/23/15
20150204657 
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Image generation device


An imaging signal obtained during pattern light projection and an imaging signal during pattern light non-projection are separated from an imaging signal, and the projection angle of a light spot is specified on the basis of an array of light spots in the projection image component. The projected pattern light includes a plurality of cells that accompanies the light spots and that constitutes a discrimination code, and specifies the position of the light spots accompanied by the discrimination rode in the projection pattern on the basis of the discrimination code.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/23/15
20150204172 
new patent

Heater and operating


A plurality of heaters is provided to be disposed end to end within a bore hole of a formation where the bore hole extends from an upper end to a lower end such that a lower heater of the plurality of heaters is proximal to the lower end of the bore hole while every other of the plurality of heaters is distal from the lower end of the bore hole. Each of the plurality of heaters includes a fuel cell stack assembly having a plurality of fuel cells which convert chemical energy from a fuel into heat and electricity through a chemical reaction with an oxidizing agent.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.




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