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Quantum communications system with integrated photonic devices

Los Alamos National Security

Quantum communications system with integrated photonic devices

Reflective light-emitting device for a wdm pon optical access network, the device including a light source with an…

Orange

Reflective light-emitting device for a wdm pon optical access network, the device including a light source with an…

Reflective light-emitting device for a wdm pon optical access network, the device including a light source with an…

Texas Instruments

Loop powered transmitter with a single tap data isolation transformer and unipolar voltage converters


Date/App# patent app List of recent Polar-related patents
08/20/15
20150236792 
 Optical transmitter and dc bias control method patent thumbnailOptical transmitter and dc bias control method
An optical transmitter for modulating light from a light source to generate an optical transmission signal with use of a data sequence as an electric signal, the optical transmitter including: a mapping section for mapping the data sequence to be converted into multi-level data based on modulation multi-level degree information indicating multi-level degree of the modulation; a d/a converter for converting the multi-level data output from the mapping section into an analog signal; an optical modulator to be driven based on the analog signal output from the d/a converter, for modulating the light from the light source; and a bias control section for setting control polarity of dc bias control of the optical modulator based on the modulation multi-level degree information.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


08/20/15
20150236791 
 Quantum communications system with integrated photonic devices patent thumbnailQuantum communications system with integrated photonic devices
Security is increased in quantum communication (qc) systems lacking a true single-photon laser source by encoding a transmitted optical signal with two or more decoy-states. A variable attenuator or amplitude modulator randomly imposes average photon values onto the optical signal based on data input and the predetermined decoy-states.
Los Alamos National Security, Llc


08/20/15
20150236788 
 Reflective light-emitting device for a wdm pon optical access network, the device including a light source with an optical gain medium patent thumbnailReflective light-emitting device for a wdm pon optical access network, the device including a light source with an optical gain medium
A reflective light-emitting device is provided for a wdm pon optical access network. The device includes a light source with an optical gain medium.
Orange


08/20/15
20150236759 
 Loop powered transmitter with a single tap data isolation transformer and unipolar voltage converters patent thumbnailLoop powered transmitter with a single tap data isolation transformer and unipolar voltage converters
A loop-powered transmitter includes a data isolation transformer including primary and secondary windings and an analog-to-digital converter (adc) to convert a sensor signal to a digital value. The transmitter also includes a first microcontroller coupled between a multi-signal interface of the adc and only one tap of the primary winding of the data isolation transformer, and a second microcontroller coupled to the secondary winding of the data isolation transformer.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


08/20/15
20150236715 
 Reduced polar codes patent thumbnailReduced polar codes
A method for encoding a reduced polar code is disclosed. The method generally includes (a) modifying an input codeword including polar code encoded input data by removing one or more bits from one of (i) a first part of the input codeword and (ii) a second part of the input codeword and (b) generating an output codeword by concatenating the first and the second parts of the modified input codeword..
Seagate Technology Llc


08/20/15
20150236601 
 Low forward voltage rectifier using capacitive current splitting patent thumbnailLow forward voltage rectifier using capacitive current splitting
A low forward voltage rectifier (lfvr) circuit includes a bipolar transistor, a parallel diode, and a capacitive current splitting network. The lfvr circuit, when it is performing a rectifying function, conducts the forward current from a first node to a second node provided that the voltage from the first node to the second node is adequately positive.
Ixys Corporation


08/20/15
20150236594 
 Independent output control for single-inductor, bipolar outputs, buck-boost converters patent thumbnailIndependent output control for single-inductor, bipolar outputs, buck-boost converters
A method of driving a power stage configured to provide both positive output voltage higher than a first potential to a positive output and negative output voltage to a negative output, the method comprising:—generating a first control signal;—generating a second control signal;—operating, the first control signal so as to initiate a charging phase, such that a first duty cycle of the first control signal is controlling an amount of energy to be accumulated;—operating, simultaneously, at the control signals so as to initiate an independent discharging phase of the accumulated energy, in a boost-type to the positive output or in a buck-type or boost-type to the negative output, such that a second and third duty cycles of the second an third control signals are controlling an amount of energy to be discharged.. .
St-ericsson Sa


08/20/15
20150236588 
 Independent output control for single-inductor, bipolar outputs, buck-boost converters patent thumbnailIndependent output control for single-inductor, bipolar outputs, buck-boost converters
A method of driving a power stage configured to provide both positive output voltage to a positive output and negative output voltage to a negative output, the method comprising: —generating a first control signal; —generating a second control signal; —operating, the first control signal so as to initiate a charging phase, such that a first duty cycle of the first control signal is controlling an amount of energy to be accumulated; —operating, simultaneously, the first control signal and the second control signal so as to initiate an independent discharging phase of the accumulated energy, in a buck-type or boost-type, to an output of the power stage such that a second duty cycle of the second control signal is controlling an amount of energy to be discharged.. .
St-ericsson Sa


08/20/15
20150236534 
 Balancing device and method patent thumbnailBalancing device and method
Provided are balancing device and method which can achieve a balancing function between energy storage units connected in series using a small number of switch elements, thereby reducing the manufacturing cost and size and enabling various balancing modes. The balancing device for balancing between a plurality of energy storage units a battery module, in which the energy storage units are connected in series, includes: a transformer; and a switch network comparing a cell switch unit, a polarity switch unit, and au auxiliary switch unit, wherein the auxiliary switch unit includes: a first auxiliary switch unit for connecting a second common node to one terminal of the secondary winding of the transformer; and a second auxiliary switch unit for connecting a first common node to the other terminal of the secondary winding of the transformer..
Silicon Works Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150236478 
 Novel photonic device structure and fabrication method thereof patent thumbnailNovel photonic device structure and fabrication method thereof
Various embodiments of a photonic device and fabrication method thereof are described herein. A device may include a substrate, a bottom contact layer, a current confinement layer, an intrinsic layer, an absorption layer, and a top contact layer.
Sifotonics Technologies Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150236421 

Wideband dual-polarized patch antenna array and methods useful in conjunction therewith


A flat antenna element including at least one radiating patch; and at least one impedance transformer including a feed-point arm connected to the patch which intersects between micro-strip feed lines and the radiating patch, wherein said arm has a first end electrically connected to an individual feed line and a second end which is electrically connected to the patch, and wherein said second end electrically connected to the patch has a width small enough to yield a level of impedance, for the arm, which is more than, e.g. More than twice, the level of impedance of the patch, and wherein the width of the feed line of end connected to patch is narrower than the end connected to the feed line..
Mti Wireless Edge, Ltd.


08/20/15
20150236415 

Dynamic polarization and coupling control from a steerable, multi-layered cylindrically fed holographic antenna


An apparatus is disclosed herein for a cylindrically fed antenna and method for using the same. In one embodiment, the antenna comprises: an antenna feed to input a cylindrical feed wave; a first layer coupled to the antenna feed and into which the feed wave propagates outwardly and concentrically from the feed; a second layer coupled to the first layer to cause the feed wave to be reflected at edges of the antenna and propagate inwardly through the second layer from the edges of the antenna; and a radio-frequency (rf) array coupled to the second layer, wherein the feed wave interacts with the rf array to generate a beam..

08/20/15
20150236414 

Antenna array system for producing dual circular polarization signals utilizing a meandering waveguide


An antenna array system for directing and steering an antenna beam is described in accordance with the present invention. The antenna array system may include a feed waveguide having a feed waveguide length, at least two directional couplers in signal communication with the feed waveguide, at least two pairs of planar coupling slots along the feed waveguide length, and at least two horn antennas..
The Boeing Company


08/20/15
20150236412 

Dynamic polarization and coupling control from a steerable cylindrically fed holographic antenna


An apparatus is disclosed herein for a cylindrically fed antenna and method for using the same. In one embodiment, the antenna comprises an antenna feed to input a cylindrical feed wave and a tunable slotted array coupled to the antenna feed..

08/20/15
20150236379 

Additives for galvanic cells


Additives for galvanic cells wherein fluorine-free sodium, potassium, cesium, and/or rubidium salts that are soluble in polar organic solvents are used as electrolyte components (additives).. .
Rockwood Lithium Gmbh


08/20/15
20150236370 

Button cell with winding electrode


A button cell has a winding arranged in the cup-shaped, positive-polarity housing half such that one of the flat end sides points in the direction of the cup base, the circumferential outer side thereof bears against the circumferential cup wall and the outer side together with the cup wall forms a clamping zone in which the first current output conductor is clamped.. .
Varta Microbattery Gmbh


08/20/15
20150236285 

Ambipolar synaptic devices


Device architectures based on trapping and de-trapping holes or electrons and/or recombination of both types of carriers are obtained by carrier trapping either in near-interface deep ambipolar states or in quantum wells/dots, either serving as ambipolar traps in semiconductor layers or in gate dielectric/barrier layers. In either case, the potential barrier for trapping is small and retention is provided by carrier confinement in the deep trap states and/or quantum wells/dots.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/20/15
20150236283 

Ambipolar synaptic devices


Device architectures based on trapping and de-trapping holes or electrons and/or recombination of both types of carriers are obtained by carrier trapping either in near-interface deep ambipolar states or in quantum wells/dots, either serving as ambipolar traps in semiconductor layers or in gate dielectric/barrier layers. In either case, the potential barrier for trapping is small and retention is provided by carrier confinement in the deep trap states and/or quantum wells/dots.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/20/15
20150236247 

Non-volatile spin switch


A circuit element includes first and second nanomagnets and first and second fixed magnets. The first nanomagnet is inductively coupled to a first current carrying element, and is configured to change polarity responsive to current in the first current carrying element.
Purdue Research Foundation


08/20/15
20150236234 

Electronic platform comprising an abo3 type crystal and graphene, its manufacture and chip comprising the same


An electronic platform comprising a substrate made of a abo3 crystal (2) and at least one layer of a two-dimensional conducting sheet of carbon atoms (1) of a thickness between one and four atoms, characterized in that the conducting layer(s) is (are) placed on top of a face of the crystal whose orthogonal axis is at an angle up to 35° of the crystal's spontaneous polarization or c-axis. The invention achieves a sheet resistance lower than 1 Ω/square at temperatures higher than 77k..
FundaciÓ Institut De CiÈncies FotÒniques


08/20/15
20150236193 

Method for producing group iii nitride semiconductor light-emitting device


The present techniques provide a method for producing a group iii nitride semiconductor light-emitting device, with suppression of an increase in polarity inversion defect density. The production method includes an n-type semiconductor layer formation step, a light-emitting layer formation step, and a p-type semiconductor layer formation step.
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150236141 

Bipolar transistor having collector with grading


This disclosure relates to bipolar transistors, such as heterojunction bipolar transistors, having at least one grading in the collector. One aspect of this disclosure is a bipolar transistor that includes a collector having a high doping concentration at a junction with the base and at least one grading in which doping concentration increases away from the base.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


08/20/15
20150236116 

Method of forming a fin-like bjt


A bipolar junction transistor (bjt) formed using a fin field-effect transistor (finfet) complimentary metal-oxide-semiconductor (cmos) process flow is provided. The bjt includes an emitter fin, a base fin, and a collector fin formed on a substrate.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


08/20/15
20150236093 

Bipolar transistor with carbon alloyed contacts


A method for forming a bipolar junction transistor includes forming a collector intrinsic region, an emitter intrinsic region and an intrinsic base region between the collector intrinsic region and the emitter intrinsic region. A collector extrinsic contact region is formed in direct contact with the collector intrinsic region; an emitter extrinsic contact region is formed on the emitter intrinsic region and a base extrinsic contact region is formed in direct contact with the intrinsic base region.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/20/15
20150236090 

Transistor with reducted parasitic


Parasitic thyristor action may be mitigated in semiconductor devices by placement of minority carrier traps, illustratively in the base(s) of bipolar transistors or the well of a cmos transistor pair. The minority carrier traps include adjacent n and p regions which may be connected by a conductor..
Nxp B.v.


08/20/15
20150236078 

Hybrid bipolar junction transistor


Bipolar junction transistors including inorganic channels and organic emitter junctions are used in some applications for forming high resolution active matrix displays. Arrays of such bipolar junction transistors are electrically connected to thin film switching transistors and provide high drive currents for passive devices such as organic light emitting diodes..
International Business Machines Corporation


08/20/15
20150236012 

Semiconductor device


In a semiconductor device having a built-in schottky barrier diode as a reflux diode, a maximum unipolar current is increased in a reflux state and a leakage current is reduced in an off state. A schottky electrode is provided in at least a part of a surface between adjacent well regions of a second conductivity type disposed on a surface layer side of a drift layer of a first conductivity type, and an impurity concentration of a first conductivity type in a first region provided in a lower part of the schottky electrode and provided between the adjacent well regions is set to be higher than a first impurity concentration of a first conductivity type in the drift layer and to be lower than a second impurity concentration of a second conductivity type in the well region..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


08/20/15
20150236011 

Direct connected silicon controlled rectifier (scr) having internal trigger


In one aspect, a direct connected silicon control rectifier (dcscr) includes a substrate having a semiconductor surface, a parasitic pnp bipolar transistor and a parasitic npn bipolar transistor formed in the semiconductor surface. The parasitic pnp bipolar transistor includes a p+ emitter, an nbase and a pcollector and the parasitic npn bipolar includes an n+ emitter, a pbase and an ncollector.
Allegro Microsystems, Llc


08/20/15
20150236009 

Low voltage npn with low trigger voltage and high snap back voltage for esd protection


An area-efficient, low voltage esd protection device (200) is provided for protecting low voltage pins (229, 230) against esd events by using one or more stacked low voltage npn bipolar junction transistors, each formed in a p-type material with an n+ collector region (216) and p+ base region (218) formed on opposite sides of an n+ emitter region (217) with separate halo extension regions (220-222) formed around at least the collector and emitter regions to improve the second trigger or breakdown current (it2) and set the snapback voltage (vsb) and triggering voltage (vt1) at the desired level.. .
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


08/20/15
20150235889 

System and performing hot water seal on electrostatic chuck


A method is provided for treating a bipolar esc having a front surface and a back surface, the front surface including an anodized layer. The method includes eliminating the anodized layer, disposing a new anodized layer onto the front surface, and treating the new anodized layer with water to seal the new anodized layer..
Lam Research Corporation


08/20/15
20150235799 

Versatile spin-polarized electron source


One or more embodiments relate generally to the field of photoelectron spin and, more specifically, to a method and system for creating a controllable spin-polarized electron source. One preferred embodiment of the invention generally comprises: method for creating a controllable spin-polarized electron source comprising the following steps: providing one or more materials, the one or more materials having at least one surface and a material layer adjacent to said surface, wherein said surface comprises highly spin-polarized surface electrons, wherein the direction and spin of the surface electrons are locked together; providing at least one incident light capable of stimulating photoemission of said surface electrons; wherein the photon polarization of said incident light is tunable; and inducing photoemission of the surface electron states..

08/20/15
20150235600 

Liquid crystal display device and driving same


In a first drive frame, overshoot drive is performed using correction values provided by an lut to apply overshoot voltages whose absolute values are higher than absolute values of signal voltages to data signal lines. Subsequently, in a second drive frame, normal drive is performed to write signal voltages of the same polarity as the overshoot drive voltages to the data signal lines.

08/20/15
20150235456 

Modulating a polarization of light for augmented or virtual reality


Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye..
Magic Leap, Inc.


08/20/15
20150235455 

Using polarization modulators for augmented or virtual reality


Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye..
Magic Leap, Inc.


08/20/15
20150235375 

Image processing method and image processing apparatus


The image processing method includes: obtaining a normal image captured with all polarization components of light from an object, and a polarization image captured with specific polarization components out of all the polarization components of the light; generating a difference image between the normal image and the polarization image; calculating, using pixel values of the difference image, a coefficient to be multiplied by at least one of a pixel value of the normal image and a pixel value of the polarization image; and synthesizing the normal image and the polarization image using a pixel value obtained by multiplying the coefficient by the at least one of the pixel value of the normal image and the pixel value of the polarization image to generate a synthesized image.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150235123 

Ambipolar synaptic devices


Device architectures based on trapping and de-trapping holes or electrons and/or recombination of both types of carriers are obtained by carrier trapping either in near-interface deep ambipolar states or in quantum wells/dots, either serving as ambipolar traps in semiconductor layers or in gate dielectric/barrier layers. In either case, the potential barrier for trapping is small and retention is provided by carrier confinement in the deep trap states and/or quantum wells/dots.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/20/15
20150235119 

Plugs having depolarizers


The present disclosure provides plugs of cables or tubes including at least one depolarizer, configured to emit depolarized light in response to polarized light impinging thereon and arranged such light emitted from the at least one depolarizer and passed through a polarizing element optically orthogonal to the impinging polarized light can be detected by a connection system.. .
Oridion Medical 1987 Ltd.


08/20/15
20150235107 

Optical coin discrimination use with consumer-operated kiosks and the like


Systems and associated methods for optical coin discrimination are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method for discriminating coins includes obtaining a digital image of a coin, identifying the outline of the coin using a suitable algorithm, and determining the diameter of the coin using the outline of the coin.
Outerwall Inc.


08/20/15
20150234594 

Data input a touch sensor input


A data input system for a touch sensor input identifies words input as a set of points by a user. The intended word is identified by determining an origin and points associated with letters on a log polar coordinate system.
Fleksy, Inc.


08/20/15
20150234290 

Mark position measuring apparatus and method, lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method


An apparatus to measure the position of a mark, the apparatus including an illumination arrangement to direct radiation across a pupil of the apparatus, the illumination arrangement including an illumination source to provide multiple-wavelength radiation of substantially equal polarization and a wave plate to alter the polarization of the radiation in dependency of the wavelength, such that radiation of different polarization is supplied; an objective to direct radiation on the mark using the radiation supplied by the illumination arrangement while scanning the radiation across the mark in a scanning direction; a radiation processing element to process radiation that is diffracted by the mark and received by the objective; and a detection arrangement to detect variation in an intensity of radiation output by the radiation processing element during the scanning and to calculate from the detected variation a position of the mark in at least a first direction of measurement.. .
Asml Holding N.v.


08/20/15
20150234260 

Polarization led module, and lighting device and projector having the same


Provided is a polarization light emitting diode (led) module including: a casing comprising an opening; a light source configured to emit light; a reflective polarizer configured to transmit first polarized light of the light emitted from the light source through the opening of the casing toward an external polarization converter, and configured to reflect second polarized light of the light emitted from the light source toward the light source; and a reflector configured to reflect light, which is reflected from the reflective polarizer and traveling toward the light source, toward the reflective polarizer, wherein the light source, the reflective polarizer and the reflector are provided inside the casing.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150234247 

Ferroelectric liquid crystal display cell


Ferroelectric liquid crystal display cell contains two flat transparent plates disposed parallel one above the other, on one side of which polarizers are superimposed, and on the other—transparent conductive coatings connected to a source of alternating electric voltage, which set-on the surface a preferred direction to provide the uniform orientation of liquid crystal molecules, ferroelectric liquid crystal in the space between the transparent conductive coatings of plates and changing its optical anisotropy under an electric field action. The liquid crystal is selected helix-free, and values of the rotational viscosity, spontaneous polarization and modulus of elasticity, which determines the deformation along the smectic layers, are in the ratio (each with other), which provides the presence of periodic spatial deformations along the smectic layers and the characteristic dependence of the birefringence of the display cell on the frequency of the electric field, technical result: continuous hysteresis-free modulation characteristic on light modulation frequencies of several kilohertz under the control voltage ±1.5 v (alternating pulses), decrease of the energy consumption, improving the optical contrast..

08/20/15
20150234230 

Optical element, manufacturing optical element, and optical device


In order to improve a characteristic of an optical element, an optical element (polarizing filter) including a substrate 1s having a wire-grid region 1a and a peripheral region 2a positioned on an outer periphery thereof is made to have the following configuration. A wire-grid in which a plurality of line-shaped wires p10 made of al and extending in a y direction are arranged at spaces s in an x direction is provided in the wire-grid region 1a of the substrate 1s, and a pattern (repetitive pattern) in which a plurality of protruding portions p20 made of al are arranged is provided in the peripheral region 2a.

08/20/15
20150234229 

Liquid crystal display panel and liquid crystal display device having the same


A liquid crystal display panel includes a first base substrate, a wire grid polarizer disposed on the first base substrate, a lyotropic chromonic liquid crystal polarizer disposed on the first base substrate, a second base substrate facing the first base substrate and a liquid crystal layer between the first base substrate and the second base substrate.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150234221 

Reflective lc devices including thin film metal grating


A sub-wavelength thin-film metal grating is placed inside a liquid crystal variable optical retarder at a selected distance from a reflective electrode to form a reflective half wave plate, thereby reducing polarization dependence of the optical retardation generated by the variable optical retarder. The approach enables to form within the device the reflective half wave plate that is suitably thin without modifying the reflective electrode of the device..
Jds Uniphase Corporation


08/20/15
20150234210 

Colored polarizing films, colored polarizing sheets, and colored polarizing lenses, and methods thereof


A polarizing film is produced by swelling a polyvinyl alcohol film with water, uniaxially stretching it, dyeing it with an organic dichroic dye, and drying it, wherein a dichroic organic dye composition includes a combination of organic dyes having a dichroic ratio of 13 or higher used in an amount to keep the degree of polarization at 90% or more, and wherein the coloration dye composition comprises a combination of dyes having extremely low dichroic ratios of 4 or less or substantially having no dichroic ratio, laminating at least one layer of a transparent plastic sheet onto at least both sides of the polarizing film, curving the polarizing sheet so as to impart spherical or aspherical surfaces thereto to obtain a polarizing and injecting a transparent resin to the concave surface of the curved polarizing sheet to obtain an injection polarizing lens.. .
Mgc Filsheet Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150234197 

Wavelength selective polarizer, optical system, and projection-type display apparatus


A wavelength selective polarizer includes a substrate that is transparent to light in a visible wavelength band, and an absorption layer configured of a resin composition in which color materials are dispersed and formed on the substrate. The absorption layer includes a plurality of structures that are structured similarly to one another, the plurality of structures being arranged in a predetermined direction with a period shorter than a shortest wavelength in the visible wavelength band.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/20/15
20150234121 

Substrate-type waveguide element and optical modulator


Since a cross section of at least a partial segment of a first core has a step-like shape including a quadrilateral shape of a main part and a quadrilateral shape of a protruding part protruding from the main part, respective effective refractive indices of te polarized waves in the first core and in the second core differ from each other.. .
Fujikura Ltd.


08/20/15
20150234106 

Optical member, polarizing plate set, and liquid crystal display apparatus


There is provided an optical member that can realize a liquid crystal display apparatus that is excellent in mechanical strength and has high illuminance. An optical member according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a polarizing plate, a reflective polarizer, and a prism sheet in the stated order.
Nitto Denko Corporation


08/20/15
20150234105 

System that can be used to polarise glass, acrylic and similar automatically as required by the user


The invention relates to a system that can be used to polarize glass, acrylic and similar automatically as required by the user. The system is of the type used in all types of motor vehicles and buildings both to increase resistance and to obstruct the view of third persons and reduce the passage of light.

08/20/15
20150234097 

Polarizing plate including hard coating film


The present invention relates to a polarizing plate including a hard coating film, and, more particularly, to a polarizing plate including a hard coating film which exhibits high hardness and superior physical properties. The polarizing plate according to the present invention is high in hardness, scratch resistance, durability, light resistance, and light transmittance and can thus be efficiently utilized in a variety of fields..
Lg Chem, Ltd.


08/20/15
20150234050 

Polarized tracker tracking movement


A system and method are provided for leveraging emitted polarized electromagnetic radiation as a means to track relative orientation and position of an object with regard to another object. Six basic degrees of freedom including three angular and three translational are determined based on making multiple polarization-based measurements and then determining the corresponding geometry that would yield those measurements..
Honeywell International Inc.


08/20/15
20150233965 

Parallel plate capacitor and acceleration sensor comprising same


A parallel plate capacitor includes a first polar plate (10), and a second polar plate disposed opposite to the first polar plate (10). The parallel plate capacitor further includes at least a pair of sensitive units disposed on a substrate forming the first polar plate (10); the sensitive units includes sensitive elements (21a, 21b, 22a, 22b) and element connecting arms (23a, 23b, 24a, 24b) connecting the sensitive elements (21a, 21b, 22a, 22b) to the first polar plate (10).
Csmc Technologies Fab1 Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150233822 

Analysis apparatus and electronic device


An analysis apparatus includes an electric field enhancing element including a metallic layer, a transmissive layer on the metallic layer and transmitting excitation light, and metallic particles on the transmissive layer with first and second pitches in first and second directions; a light source irradiating the element with first direction linearly polarized light, second direction linearly polarized light, and/or circularly polarized light as the excitation light; and a detector detecting light from the element. The pitches are selected relative to the pitch of a diffraction grating.
Seiko Epson Corporation


08/20/15
20150233818 

Grazing order metrology


Metrology targets, optical systems and methods are provided, which enable metrology measurements of very small features, using resonance of illuminated radiation within periodical structures of the target, under appropriate illumination. Metrology targets comprise periodical structure(s) configured to resonate incident radiation and having a pitch defined by the grating equation with respect to configured parameters such as the selected diffraction order, refractive indices and the illumination's wavelength(s) and incidence angles.
Kla-tencor Corporation


08/20/15
20150233816 

System and method thereof for accurate optical detection of amphiphiles at a liquid crystal interface


Systems and methods for detection of an amphiphile at a liquid crystal interface include the production of circular polarized light. A system 100 for detecting an amphiphile at a liquid crystal interface comprises a source of white collimated light.
Kent State University


08/20/15
20150233741 

Calibration mechanism for proximity switch


A calibration system having an actuator with a rotatable shaft and a switch box housing a proximity switch and a calibration mechanism. The calibration mechanism is coupled to the shaft and includes a base, a target carrier, a driver, and an actuating button having a cam.
General Equipment And Manufacturing Company, Inc., D/b/a Topworx, Inc..


08/20/15
20150233615 

Apparatus for thermally cycling an object including a polarizable material


An apparatus is described which includes a thermal chamber, a first reservoir containing a first liquid/vapor two-phase system, a second reservoir containing a second liquid/vapor two-phase system and conduits connecting the first reservoir and second reservoir to the thermal chamber. The first and second liquid/vapor two-phase systems include a liquid phase and a separate vapor phase.
The Neothermal Energy Company


08/20/15
20150233612 

Recycling thermal sources


The invention is a thermal recycling system for converting lower quality thermal sources into higher quality thermal sources. In one embodiment, at least one photonic crystal radiator is combined with at least one substantially different radiator within a low loss thermal recycling cavity.
E-beam & Light, Inc.


08/20/15
20150233370 

Magnetic anti-gas lock rod pump


A well pump has a standing valve seat with a standing valve mounted in a lower end of a barrel. A plunger is carried within the barrel for axial stoking movement.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


08/20/15
20150233242 

Comprehensive advanced geological detection system carried on tunnel boring machine


The present invention presents a comprehensive advanced geological detection system carried on a tunnel boring machine. The comprehensive advanced geological detection system includes a multifunctional combination main frame, an induced polarization detection device, a seismic wave detection device, an integrated junction device, a borehole ground penetrating radar detection device and a comprehensive interpretation and decision system; the multifunctional combination main frame includes a time division multiplexing control module, an excitation source control module and a parallel data acquisition module; the excitation source control module outputs trigger signals to the three detection devices respectively, and the three detection devices respectively output measurement data and feedback signals to the time division multiplexing control module through the parallel data acquisition module; and the comprehensive interpretation and decision system supports geological interpretations and decisions through the inversion/migration imaging joint inversion of three detection methods..
Shandong University


08/20/15
20150232765 

Cold process for removal of sulfur in straight run diesel by ozone and ter-butyl hydroperoxide


A method and process to remove sulfur compounds from a real fuel product of straight-run diesel (srd) by the action of ozone bubbling and ter-butyl hydroperoxide (t-buooh) under normal laboratory conditions is disclosed. Slight desulfurization is taken place after ozone bubbling process which may be assigned to a removal of sulfur compounds in a gaseous form (sox).
King Abdulaziz City For Science And Technology


08/20/15
20150232713 

Adhesive agent having adhesive blend of acrylate and styrene block copolymer


The present invention relates to a carrier-based bonding adhesive agent, which is equipped for bonding adhesion on one or both sides or a carrier-free bonding adhesive agent, in the form of an adhesive strip or stamped part having a bonding adhesive consisting substantially of a blend of polyacrylate and a synthetic rubber as well as one or more adhesive resins. By comparison with previously known adhesive systems such an adhesive exhibits a significant improvement in adhesion on hard, non-polar surfaces such as for example new paint surfaces in the automobile industry..
Lohmann Gmbh & Co. Kg


08/20/15
20150232612 

Modifier for cellulose ester resins, cellulose ester optical film, and polarizing-plate protective film


To provide a modifier for cellulose ester resins that allows a decrease in retardation value (rth) in the thickness direction of a film, that can impart resistance to moisture permeation, and that can provide a film whose rth value tends not to vary in response to variation in humidity; a cellulose ester optical film including the modifier; and a polarizing-plate protective film including the modifier. Provided are a modifier that includes a polyester resin (a) having a structure represented by a general formula (1) or a general formula (2) below; a cellulose ester optical film including the modifier and a cellulose ester resin; and a polarizing-plate protective film obtained by casting a resin solution onto a metal support, the resin solution being prepared by dissolving in an organic solvent the modifier and a cellulose ester resin and by subsequently drying the resin solution through evaporation of the organic solvent..
Dic Corporation


08/20/15
20150231978 

Charge transfer system


A charge transfer system includes an on-board vehicle motor system and a plug in supply. The on-board vehicle motor system includes a first motor including a plurality of stator windings, a second motor including a plurality of stator windings, a first inverter having a plurality of switch legs, a second inverter having a plurality of switch legs, a controller, and an on-board power supply.
Jabil Circuit, Inc.


08/20/15
20150231735 

Pulse width controller


A pulse width controller for a thermal processing system is disclosed. Pulsed electromagnetic radiation is directed through a rotatable wave plate to a polarizing beam splitter, which reflects and transmits according to the phase angle of the wave plate.
Applied Materials, Inc.


08/20/15
20150231727 

Non-consumable electrode welding system and welding method thereof


A non-consumable electrode welding system and a welding method thereof are disclosed. The non-consumable electrode welding method of the present invention includes a step of applying (+) or (−) polarity to a welding wire as a basic material and a filter metal and applying, to a non-consumable electrode rod, the polarity opposite to the polarity of the welding wire..

08/20/15
20150231529 

Ionic liquid grafted mesoporous silica compositions for polar gas/non-polar gas and olefin/paraffin separations


A composition comprising a mesoporous silica having grafted therewith an ionic liquid to form a mesoporous silica composition offers desirable levels of functionality, sorption, specific surface functionalization, and selectivity for polar gas/non-polar gas and olefin/paraffin separations. One particular embodiment employs silylated 3,3′-(2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)propane-1,3-diyl)bis(1-methyl-1h-imidazol-3-ium)bis-((trifluoromethyl-sulfonyl)amide as the ionic liquid.
Dow Global Technologies Llc


08/20/15
20150231389 

Selective autonomic stimulation of the av node fat pad to control rapid post-operative atrial arrhythmias


Arrhythmia is a condition involving a rapid or slow heart rhythm that temporarily complicates the postoperative recovery from open heart surgery. Arrhythmias can be caused by sinus node dysfunction—slow heart rate or abnormalities in atrial conduction and automaticity that predispose to rapid heart rates.

08/20/15
20150231386 

Iontophoresis drug delivery denervation of the renal sympathetic nerve and iontophoretic drug delivery


An iontophoresis drug delivery system and method for denervation of the renal sympathetic nerve and iontophoresis drug delivery. The system includes an iontophoresis catheter fitted with a drug coated balloon.
Covidien Lp


08/20/15
20150230854 

Rf generator system for surgical vessel sealing


Systems, methods, and apparatus for providing power to an electrosurgical instrument. A method of providing power to an electrosurgical instrument includes generating a non-sinusoidal driving voltage having a substantially constant driving frequency; providing the non-sinusoidal driving voltage to a series lc circuit having a resonant frequency of substantially twice the substantially constant driving frequency and configured to present an impedance that limits current spikes and voltage transient spikes during load fluctuations; generating a quasi-sinusoidal current in the series lc circuit from the non-sinusoidal driving voltage; and providing the quasi-sinusoidal current to an electrical output, wherein the electrical output is configured for coupling to an electrical input of a bipolar tissue-sealing surgical instrument..
Just Right Surgical, Llc


08/20/15
20150230721 

Accurately indetifying critcal regions in atrial fibrillation by identifying rotors in directional similarity vector field


A computer-assisted method for quantitatively characterizing atrial fibrillation in a patient includes recording time series of bipolar atrial fibrillation signals at multiple sites in a patient's atria using two or more electrodes, calculating a similarity index vector by a computer system based on the bipolar atrial fibrillation signal between a first site and its neighboring sites, constructing an similarity-index vector field based on similarity-index vectors at different sites, calculating curl and divergence of the similarity-index vector field, calculating rotor identification using curl and divergence, calculating focal identification using divergence, and determining one or more critical regions in the patient's atria if rotor identification is above a first predetermined threshold and focal identification is above a second predetermined threshold.. .

08/20/15
20150230701 

Image processing apparatus and image processing method


An image processing apparatus includes: a planar image acquisition unit configured to acquire a planar image showing a polarization state of a subject, a tomographic image acquisition unit configured to acquire a three-dimensional tomographic image including a plurality of two-dimensional tomographic image of the subject, a display control unit configured to display, on the display unit, an index indicating a position of a tomographic image to be displayed on the display unit among a plurality of two-dimensional tomographic images, by superimposing it on a planar image showing the polarization state, and an instruction unit configured to give an instruction to change a position of the index on a planar image showing the polarization state.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha




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