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 Mobile communication system and mobile communication method patent thumbnailnew patent Mobile communication system and mobile communication method
An anchor radio base station 310a comprises: an interface 315 a that notifies a non-anchor radio base station 310b of bit precision of an uplink signal before decoding, the uplink signal before decoding being to be transmitted through a backhaul network; and a control unit 316a that performs selective synthesis of the uplink signal before decoding received from the non-anchor radio base station 310b, and the uplink signal before decoding received from ue 10. The non-anchor radio base station 310b comprises: an interface 315b that transmits the uplink signal before decoding to the anchor radio base station 310a according to the bit precision notified by the anchor radio base station 310a..
Kyocera Corporation


 Hand held electronic device with near field communication element and associated sensor patent thumbnailnew patent Hand held electronic device with near field communication element and associated sensor
The present invention provides a hand held electronic device, which includes a near field communication element located proximate a top of the device, that is adapted for being selectively enabled. The hand held electronic device further includes a user identification sensor, which in at least some instances is a further near field communication element, and is adapted for confirming the identity of an authorized user of the device.
Motorola Mobility Llc


 Context-based depth sensor control patent thumbnailnew patent Context-based depth sensor control
An electronic device (100) includes a depth sensor (120), a first imaging camera (114, 116), and a controller (802). The depth sensor (120) includes a modulated light projector (119) to project a modulated light pattern (500).
Google Technology Holdings Llc


 Selective brightness control in photography patent thumbnailnew patent Selective brightness control in photography
A computer determines one or more brightness levels associated with a first set of pixels within a light source in an image. The computer determines a brightness effect on a second set of pixels in the image based on the one or more brightness levels associated with the first set of pixels within the light source.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Selective brightness control in photography patent thumbnailnew patent Selective brightness control in photography
A computer determines one or more brightness levels associated with a first set of pixels within a light source in an image. The computer determines a brightness effect on a second set of pixels in the image based on the one or more brightness levels associated with the first set of pixels within the light source.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Apparatus,  activating features of an image processing device patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus, activating features of an image processing device
A system and method of authorizing one or more features of an application is provided. A first application having a first set of features that control one or more functionality of an image processing device and are always available and a second set of features controlling functionality different from that controlled by the first set of features and which require authorization to be operable.
Canon U.s.a., Inc.


 Scan through display and methods of using same patent thumbnailnew patent Scan through display and methods of using same
An imaging device, including a panel having a privacy layer selectively configurable in a transparent state and an opaque state that blocks light from passing through the panel, and a display layer made of transparent material and positioned between the privacy layer and an outer surface of the panel, the display layer spaced from the privacy layer. A scanning device is disposed proximate to a surface of the privacy layer opposite the outer surface of the panel, for scanning an object positioned along the outer surface of the panel, wherein the controller operates the privacy layer in the transparent state and the display layer to not display image data in at least a first portion of panel such that the first portion thereof is transparent during the scanning operation for scanning the object..
Lexmark International, Inc.


 Call flagging using shared call logs patent thumbnailnew patent Call flagging using shared call logs
A method, system, and computer program product for call flagging using shared call logs are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A determination is made that a phone call should be flagged as undesirable.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Information processing device, information processing method, program and storage medium patent thumbnailnew patent Information processing device, information processing method, program and storage medium
The oldest time of the times represented by the pieces of behavior time information included in the pieces of latest behavior log information respectively transmitted by the log information generation servers is detected as a most-delayed server latest log time on the basis of pieces of behavior log information and pieces of server identification information stored in a storing unit. A collection reference time based on the detected most-delayed server latest log time is set.
Rakuten, Inc.


 Selective forwarding of components of an attached archive in email system patent thumbnailnew patent Selective forwarding of components of an attached archive in email system
A communication management system. A computer receives an electronic communication including an attachment and selectively forwards components of the attachment to multiple recipients based on associating the recipients with the components..
International Business Machines Corporation


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Identity-based certificate management

Methods for managing digital certificates, including issuance, validation, and revocation are disclosed. Various embodiments involve querying a directory service with entries that correspond to a particular client identity and have attributes including certificate issuance limits and certificate validity time values.
Secureauth Corporation

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Wavelength selective switch (wss) for shaping optical signals

A device may perform a set of sample measurements of a set of slices of spectrum utilized by an input optical signal. The device may perform an analysis of the input optical signal to determine an attenuation profile.
Infinera Corporation

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Loop detection/resolution and load balancing on dual band dual concurrent repeater

A dual band dual concurrent (dbdc) repeater access point (ap) using two radios may detect a packet loop that has formed between a root ap and alter packet processing to resolve the loop. The dbdc repeater ap may include virtual access points (vaps) that share a common connection table that identifies relationships between each client, vap, and radio.
Qualcomm Incorporated

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Estimating frequency-offsets and multi-antenna channels in mimo ofdm systems

Techniques are described for carrier frequency offset (cfo) and channel estimation of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) transmissions over multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) frequency-selective fading channels. A wireless transmitter forms blocks of symbols by inserting training symbols within two or more blocks of information-bearing symbols.
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota

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Sigma-delta modulator

A sigma-delta modulator comprising a plurality of filter stages in series with each other, wherein at least one of the plurality of filter stages is configured to provide a filter-output-signal; and a plurality of gain stages, each gain stage configured to provide a gain-output-signal. The sigma-delta modulator also includes a filter-output-switching-element configured to selectively couple the filter-output-signal to an input terminal of one of the plurality of gain stages; and a plurality of filter-input-switching-elements.
Nxp B.v.

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Input/output circuit, input/output network, and input/output system including the same

An input/output circuit may include a driving unit including a first transistor coupled between a power supply voltage and a first node, and a second transistor coupled in series with the first transistor through the first node at an end of the second transistor. The input/output circuit may include switch elements coupled in parallel to a second node at another end of the second transistor, and the switch elements configured to be selectively turned on in an input operation and an output operation..
Sk Hynix Inc.

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Method for driving converters, and corresponding converter and device

A switching converter includes a first electronic switch and a second electronic switch and respective drive circuits for switching on and switching off alternatively the first and second electronic switches. The drive circuits have a supply line for supplying to them a supply voltage.
Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

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Power controllable wireless communication device

A power controllable wireless communication device includes a variable gain amplifier having a gain that can be controlled based on a gain control signal, a reference power generation circuit, which generates first reference power and second reference power differing from the first reference power, a sensor circuit supplied with selectively power of a high frequency signal output from the variable gain amplifier, and the first reference power and the second reference power generated by the reference power generation circuit, and a control circuit which generates the gain control signal based on a sensor output from the sensor circuit. When controlling power, the control circuit generates the gain control signal based on ratios among a first sensor output corresponding to the first reference power, a second sensor output corresponding to the second reference power, and a high frequency sensor output corresponding to the power of the high frequency signal..
Hitachi, Ltd.

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Multi-mixer system and associated receiver and signal processing method

A multi-mixer system comprising a plurality of mixers and a filter module is provided. Each of the mixers is selectively enabled to mix an input signal with a corresponding oscillation signal to generate an output signal at an output node; and the filter module provides different frequency responses for the output signals from at least two of the output nodes of the mixers, wherein the at least two of the output nodes of the mixers are connected to different internal nodes of the filter module..
Mediatek Inc.

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Adaptive dc-dc converter

A voltage converter includes a high side transistor, a low side transistor coupled to the high side transistor at a switching node, and an inductor coupled to the switching node and providing an output node. A controller is provided that is coupled to the high side transistor and the low side transistor.
Texas Instruments Incorporated

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Method and system for concurrent mutli-device, multi-modal, multi-protocol, adaptive position plus orientation free and multi-dimensional charging of portable chargeable devices using wired and wireless power transfer with multi-purpose capability

Embodiments of the present invention specifically relate to a system for streamlined, seamlessly and simultaneously wirelessly charging portable chargeable devices with free positioning and orientation capability. The system comprises an accommodation with a spatial configuration at least one of by virtue of and based on one or more at least one of integral and intended functionalities of the system, wherein the functionalities may comprise at least one of multi-purpose, multi-modal, multi-protocol, multi-dimensional wireless charging and a combination thereof, and wherein the accommodation comprises a charging subsystem comprises at least a charging assembly, which comprises at least a customized heat sink configuration for optimal thermal management, at least a customized shield structure for minimization of interference, and at least a multi-layer customized coil configuration forming a corresponding transmitter coil array.

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Power supply system capable of switching control power source of power control module

A power supply system includes a power conversion circuit, a conversion control circuit, an auxiliary power module, an electricity supply module and a power supply control circuit. The power conversion circuit converts an input power into an output power used as an output of the power supply system.
3y Power Technology (taiwan), Inc.

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Electrical connector with a programmable ground tie bar

An electrical connector includes an array of conductors held within a housing and a ground tie bar extending across the conductors. The conductors include signal conductors and configurable conductors, the latter being selectively configurable between a ground state and a signal state to define a ground conductor and a signal conductor, respectively.
Tyco Electronics Corporation

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Generation of oxygen depleted air by a fuel cell system

The present disclosure is directed to a fuel cell system for generating oxygen depleted air. The fuel cell system may include a fuel cell having an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte positioned between the anode and the cathode.
Nuvera Fuel Cells, Llc

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Light-emitting device and manufacturing the same

The present invention provides a display device and a manufacturing method thereof that can simplify manufacturing steps and enhance efficiency in the use of materials, and further, a manufacturing method that can enhance adhesiveness of a pattern. One feature of the invention is that at least one or more patterns needed for manufacturing a display panel, such as a conductive layer forming a wiring or an electrode or a mask for forming a desired pattern is/are formed by a method capable of selectively forming a pattern, thereby manufacturing a display panel..
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

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Method for manufacturing a photovoltaic cell with selective doping

A method for creating a photovoltaic cell, includes forming a first doped region in a semiconductor substrate having a first concentration of doping elements; forming, by ion implantation, alignment units, the largest size of which is smaller than one millimeter, and a second doped region, adjacent to the first region with a second concentration of doping elements; heat-treating the substrate to activate the doping elements and to form an oxide layer at the surface of the substrate, the second concentration and the heat treatment conditions being selected such that the oxide layer has a thickness above the alignment units that is larger, by at least 10 nm, than the thickness of the oxide layer above an area of the substrate adjacent to the alignment units; depositing an antireflection layer onto the oxide layer; and depositing an electrode onto the antireflection coating, through a screen, opposite the second region.. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

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Method for producing solar cells having simultaneously etched-back doped regions

A method for producing a solar cell is described, in which a plurality of doped regions are to be etched-back selectively or over their entire surface. Once a semiconductor substrate (1) has been provided, various doped regions (3, 5) are formed in partial regions of a surface of the semiconductor substrate, the various doped regions (3, 5) differing as regards their doping concentration and/or their doping polarity.
UniversitÄt Konstanz

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Semiconductor device and manufacturing semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes an n-type silicon carbide substrate, an n-type silicon carbide layer formed on the n-type silicon carbide substrate, a p-type region selectively formed in a surface layer of the n-type silicon carbide layer, an n-type source region formed in the p-type region, a p contact region formed in the p-type region, a gate insulating film formed on a portion of a region from the n-type source region, through the p-type region, to the n-type silicon carbide layer, a gate electrode formed on the gate insulating film, an interlayer insulating film covering the gate electrode, and a first source electrode electrically connected to a surface of the p contact region and the n-type source region. An end of the interlayer insulating film covering the gate electrode has a slope of a predetermined angle..
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.

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Memory devices and memory device forming methods

Some embodiments include memory devices having a wordline, a bitline, a memory element selectively configurable in one of three or more different resistive states, and a diode configured to allow a current to flow from the wordline through the memory element to the bitline responsive to a voltage being applied across the wordline and the bitline and to decrease the current if the voltage is increased or decreased. Some embodiments include memory devices having a wordline, a bitline, memory element selectively configurable in one of two or more different resistive states, a first diode configured to inhibit a first current from flowing from the bitline to the wordline responsive to a first voltage, and a second diode comprising a dielectric material and configured to allow a second current to flow from the wordline to the bitline responsive to a second voltage..
Micron Technology, Inc.

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Cmos image sensor with pump gate and extremely high conversion gain

Some embodiments relate to an image sensor pixel comprising a transfer gate formed on a first surface of a semiconductor substrate, a floating diffusion formed in the first surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a buried-well vertically pinned photodiode having a charge accumulation/storage region disposed substantially beneath the transfer gate. The transfer gate is spaced away from the floating diffusion such that an intervening semiconductor region provides a potential barrier to charge flow from beneath the transfer gate to the floating diffusion.
Dartmouth College

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Self-aligned under bump metal

An integrated circuit including a self-aligned under bump metal pad formed on a top metal interconnect level in a connection opening in a dielectric layer, with a solder ball formed on the self-aligned under bump metal pad. Processes of forming integrated circuits including a self-aligned under bump metal pad formed on a top metal interconnect level in a connection opening in a dielectric layer, by a process of forming one or more metal layers on the interconnect level and the dielectric layer, selectively removing the metal from over the dielectric layer, and subsequently forming a solder ball on the self-aligned under bump metal pad.
Texas Instruments Incorporated

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Silicon germanium and silicon fins on oxide from bulk wafer

A method for forming fins includes growing a sige layer and a silicon layer over a surface of a bulk si substrate, patterning fin structures from the silicon layer and the sige layer and filling between the fin structures with a dielectric fill. Trenches are formed to expose end portions of the fin structures.
Stmicroelectronics, Inc.

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Layered benzocyclobutene interconnected circuit and manufacturing same

An integrated circuit includes stacked benzocyclobutene layers and a circuit geometry comprising conductive electric traces and interconnects on and/or extending through the bcb layers. A first said bcb layer formed and partially cured state.
University Of Windsor

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Method of selective epitaxy

Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to methods for trench filling of high quality epitaxial silicon-containing material without losing selectivity of growth to dielectrics such as silicon oxides and silicon nitrides. The methods include epitaxially growing a silicon-containing material within a trench formed in a dielectric layer by exposing the trench to a gas mixture comprising a halogenated silicon compound and a halogenated germanium compound.
Applied Materials, Inc.

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Protective circuit breaker

A protective circuit breaker includes a switch housing; connection pieces; a switching contact arranged in the switch housing and connected to the connection pieces; a converter housing including a first passage opening and inserted into a recess in the switch housing and through which the second connection piece runs; a converter coil being arranged around the passage opening/the second connection piece; a plate-like converter cover including a second passage opening through which the second connection piece extends. In order to permit a simple voltage tap, in an embodiment the converter cover has arranged on it: a first contact bearing against the second connection piece at the converter cover, a second contact electrically connected to the first connection piece, and a third contact connected to the first or a second electronics system.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

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Fusible link cell with dual bit storage

A fuse-programmable register or memory location having a plurality of fusible links of differing electrical characteristics in parallel. In one embodiment, three fusible links with different resistances are provided, such that application of a programming voltage non-uniformly distributes the current among the links, allowing varying voltages to selectively blow one or more of the links.
Texas Instruments Incorporated

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Idle frame compression without writeback

A system and method for display frame compression and write to memory are disclosed. A display pipe is configured to generate frames for display.
Apple Inc.

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Apparatus and method to determine whether to unlock a delivered-package vault

A delivered-package vault has a selectively-lockable access portal that is configured to contain at least one package, which package has at least one recipient-specific requirement associated therewith. The delivered-package vault also includes a two-way communications interface configured to communicate with a remote source having that at least one recipient-specific requirement and further includes a control circuit that operably couples to the two-way communications interface and the selectively-lockable access portal.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

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Vehicle entry keypad with battery charge indicator

A keypad mounted on the exterior of an electric vehicle, for example on the b-pillar, and is used to enter a code to enable unlocking and entry into the vehicle. The keypad is further operative to provide an indication of the state-of-charge of the battery of the vehicle.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

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Self-position calculating apparatus and self-position calculating method

A self-position calculating apparatus includes: a light projector configured to project a patterned light beam onto a road surface around a vehicle; an image capturing unit configured to capture and obtain an image of the road surface around the vehicle covering an area of the projected patterned light beam; an orientation angle calculator configured to calculate an orientation angle of the vehicle relative to the road surface from; a feature point detector configured to detect multiple feature points on the road surface; an orientation change amount calculator configured to calculate an amount of change in the orientation of the vehicle; and a self-position calculator configured to calculate a current position and a current orientation angle of the vehicle. The light projector selectively projects the patterned light beam onto a specific patterned light beam-projected region out of the multiple patterned light beam-projected regions..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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System and list shopping over a computer network

The present invention is a system for conducting commercial transactions over the internet, whereby a shopper can simultaneously search for a plurality of items on at least one website with a single search command. The shopper can selectively specify the items of interest to be searched and can also specify and/or exclude websites to be searched.

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Currency transfer system

A system for wireless currency conversion and transfer includes a client interface constructed and arranged to access a client financial account; a second party interface device constructed and arranged to interact with said client interface device, whereby said client interface device selectively accesses currency based on a user-selectable currency type and said first client interface device wirelessly transfers said currency to said second party interface device directly.. .

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Fingerprint detecting apparatus and driving method thereof

A fingerprint detecting apparatus includes a plurality of fingerprint sensor devices. Each of the plurality of fingerprint sensor devices includes a first conductive layer in which a sensing electrode configured to receive a response signal from a subject according to application of a driving voltage is formed, a shield layer formed under the first conductive layer, and to which a ground potential is applied, a second conductive layer formed under the shield layer, a third conductive layer formed in a part under the second conductive layer, a gain controller formed between the second conductive layer and the third conductive layer, and configured to selectively vary again, and an amplifier configured to generate an output signal formed by amplifying the response signal as much as the gain.
Idex Asa

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Pharmaceutical tray filling system and method

A system for facilitating the manual filling of a pharmaceutical tray is provided. The system includes an electronic display device configured to display information adjacent the wells of the pharmaceutical tray.
Arxium, Inc.

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Methods and systems for joining indexes for query optimization in a multi-tenant database

Methods and systems for query optimization for a multi-tenant database system are provided. Some embodiments comprise receiving at a network interface of a server in a multi-tenant database system an original query transmitted to the multi-tenant database system by a user associated with a tenant, wherein the original query is associated with data accessible by the tenant, and wherein the multi-tenant database system includes at least a first index and a second index.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

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Deleting configuration items in a configuration management database

Embodiments of the present invention provide automated systems and methods for selectively finding and deleting dormant data (out of data, inactive data) in a configuration management database (cmdb), or in a database which has similar characteristics. The method includes using a directed graph where each node of the directed graph represents a configuration item, and traversing the directed graph in order to determine inactive or dormant data, and all of the objects which depend on that data.
International Business Machines Corporation

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Processing touch gestures in hybrid applications

The present disclosure is directed towards systems and method for receiving and processing user inputs with respect to hybrid computing applications. For example, systems and methods described herein involve detecting one or more user inputs of a touch gesture provided by a user and selectively channeling the one or more user inputs to a non-native element of the hybrid application or a native element of the hybrid application.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

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Touch sensing apparatus

The present invention introduces a touch sensing apparatus capable of adjusting an rx frequency band, and the touch sensing apparatus can adjust the width of the rx frequency band of a driving signal which is applied from a driving electrode of a touch screen panel and transferred to a receiving electrode of the touch screen panel, using a high pass filter and a low pass filter which are implemented with a differentiator and an integrator, respectively. The touch sensing apparatus can adjusting the resistances of a plurality of resistors and the capacitance of a capacitor, thereby selectively receiving a driving signal at each frequency and amplifying the received driving signal to a predetermined magnitude.
Silicon Works Co., Ltd.

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Keyboard apparatus having operation system and computer assembly

A keyboard apparatus having an operation system, including: a housing; a keyboard assembly having a keyboard portion for performing an input operation outside of the housing and formed in a form of personal computer keyboard; a circuit board provided within the housing; a display output interface connected to the circuit board; and an internal operation system unit connected to the circuit board and adapted to communicate with the keyboard assembly and the display output interface. The keyboard apparatus includes a system switch device for communicating with the display output interface and having: an internal system interface adapted to communicate with the internal operation system unit; an external system interface adapted to communicate with an external operation system unit independent of the keyboard apparatus; and a switch operation component, wherein the internal system interface or the external system interface selectively communicates with the display output interface based on an operation of the switch operation component.
Acooo (beijing) Limited

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Portable eye tracking device

A portable eye tracker device is disclosed which includes a frame, at least one optics holding member, a movement sensor, and a control unit. The frame may be a frame adapted for wearing by a user.
Tobii Ab

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Compensated performance of a solenoid valve based on environmental conditions and product life

The present disclosure provides a solenoid valve and associated method of control for compensated performance based on environmental conditions and optionally product life. The solenoid coil power consumption is proactively optimized based on predetermined database information to cross reference a given operating temperature and optionally, valve operating cycles.
Automatic Switch Company

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Reflecting plate, backlight unit, and display device

Disclosed herein are a reflecting plate, a backlight unit, and a display device using the backlight unit, and the display device includes one or more light sources; a reflecting plate to which light radiated from the one or more light sources is incident and having a reflecting surface reflecting the incident light; one or more selective light absorbing parts disposed on the reflecting surface and configured to selectively absorb a portion of the incident light; and a quantum dot sheet into which at least one of light emitted without being absorbed by the selective light absorbing part and light radiated from the light source is incident.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.



Elective topics:
  • Hinge Mechanism
  • Control Unit
  • Portable Computer
  • Accommodation
  • Transceiver
  • Encapsulation
  • Diesel Oxidation Catalyst
  • Exhaust Gas
  • Diesel Particulate Filter
  • Downstream
  • Selective Catalytic Reduction
  • Catalytic Reduction
  • Refrigerant
  • Hydrofluoroolefin
  • Adsorption


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