|| List of recent Polar-related patents
| System and method for storing and retrieving geospatial data|
Systems and methods for storing and retrieving geospatial data in a geographic information system are provided. Geospatial data can be spatially partitioned along axes of a spherical coordinate system associated with a virtual globe or other spheroid into a plurality of discrete geospatial volumes pursuant to a hierarchical spatial partitioning scheme.
| Circuit and method for sensing temperature|
The present invention relates to a circuit and a method for sensing a temperature. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a circuit for sensing a temperature including: a bipolar transistor unit connected to a current source to output an output voltage which is inversely proportional to temperature; a variable reference voltage unit for providing a variable reference voltage which varies according to setting; a first amplifying unit for receiving the output voltage of the bipolar transistor unit and the variable reference voltage and performing differential amplification to output the amplified voltage; and a second amplifying unit for variably amplifying a variation of the output voltage of the first amplifying unit using a feedback variable resistor is provided.
| Electrosurgical scissors|
Embodiments are directed to various monopolar and bipolar electrosurgical scissor instruments. A monopolar electrosurgical scissor instrument includes one scissor blade that has an electrically conductive tapered edge, where the tapered edge is insufficiently sharp to shear or otherwise mechanically cut tissue.
| Devices and methods for optical pathology|
Currently most cancers, including breast cancers, are removed without any intraoperative margin control. Post-operative methods inspect 1-2% of the surgical margin and are prone to sampling errors.
| Solar cell sealing film and solar cell using the sealing film|
In which r1 represents alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, three r1s are the same as or different from each other, and “n” is an integer of 1 to 8; and the silane-coupling agent is contained in the range of 0.02 to 1.0 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the ethylene-polar monomer copolymer.. .
| Handover for an intermediate node in a wireless communication network|
The present invention relates to an intermediate node which is arranged to relay information between a donor node and at least one served node, and comprises a served antenna arrangement that communicates by means of at least a first and second electrically steerable antenna radiation lobe. During a first mode of operation, all antenna radiation lobes are directed towards a first donor node.
| Multistage capacitive crosstalk compensation arrangement|
Methods and systems for providing crosstalk compensation in a jack are disclosed. According to one method, the crosstalk compensation is adapted to compensate for undesired crosstalk generated at a capacitive coupling located at a plug inserted within the jack.
| Connector assembly with polarity correction/protection|
A connector assembly for installing a device to a ceiling grid, the ceiling grid having conductors provided therein. The connector assembly includes a housing with contact arms mounted in the housing.
| Magnetic connector|
Embodiments of magnetic connectors are disclosed. Embodiments show the use of magnetic connectors for power and/or signal bus coupling to electronic devices from support bases, stands, or cables.
| Reticle with composite polarizer and method of simultaneous optimization of imaging of a set of different patterns|
A reticle with a composite polarizer includes: a transparent substrate; a patterned layer disposed on said transparent substrate; and a polarizing filter disposed on said transparent substrate, wherein said transparent substrate is substantially transparent with respect to illumination light, said patterned layer is partially opaque with respect to said illumination light, and said polarizing filter is capable of selectively polarizing said illumination light.. .
| High capacity battery cell employed with two or more unit cells|
Disclosed herein is a secondary battery including two or more stacking-folding type cells (‘unit cells’) manufactured by winding small-sized electrode assemblies (‘bicells’) constructed in a stacking type structure in which electrodes having the same polarity are located at opposite sides of each electrode assembly and small sized electrode assemblies (‘full cells’) constructed in a stacking type structure in which electrodes having different polarities are located at opposite sides of each electrode assembly using a long separator sheet, wherein the unit cells are mounted in a battery case, each unit cell has one or more electrode terminals protruding from each end of each unit cell, and the unit cells are mounted in a receiving part of the battery case such that the unit cells are arranged in a stacking arrangement structure or a plane arrangement structure while the electrode terminals of the unit cells are connected with each other.. .
| Biogenerator constructed using live cell cultures|
An apparatus (or a biogenerator) is disclosed which utilizes the electrochemical polarization of epithelial cells to generate electricity. The apparatus employs living cells to convert chemical energy into electricity.
| Process for large-scale ammonothermal manufacturing of semipolar gallium nitride boules|
Methods for large-scale manufacturing of semipolar gallium nitride boules are disclosed. The disclosed methods comprise suspending large-area single crystal seed plates in a rack, placing the rack in a large diameter autoclave or internally-heated high pressure apparatus along with ammonia and a mineralizer, and growing crystals ammonothermally.
| Methods and compositions for treating conditions related to lack of blood supply, shock and neuronal injuries|
A pharmaceutical composition comprising an amphiphilic emulsifier, a polar liquid carrier and, optionally, a lipid component. The amphiphilic emulsifier form free-moving, optionally lipid-carrying, micelles (lms) in the polar liquid carrier.
| Image forming apparatus|
An image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive drum, a charging section, an exposure section, a developing section, an ion-conductive transfer roller, a transfer bias applying section configured to apply a transfer bias of reverse polarity to charge of toner to the transfer roller, a conveyance section, and a control section. The control section is configured to, during double-sided printing, cause the transfer bias applying section to apply a reverse bias of the same polarity as the charge of the toner to the transfer roller while a recording medium is reversed and conveyed again to a toner image transfer position..
| Image forming apparatus|
An image forming apparatus includes: a first image forming unit for a monochrome printing including a first photosensitive member for black, a first charging member and a first collection member; a second image forming unit for a multi-color printing including a second photosensitive member for a color, a second charging member and a second collection member; and a control device configured to, at the color printing mode, apply a first charging bias to the second charging member and apply a first bias having a reverse polarity to a charged polarity of developer to the first and second collection members, and at the monochrome printing mode, apply a second charging bias to the second charging member, apply a second bias having the reverse polarity to the first collection member and apply a third bias to the second collection member.. .
| Optical transmission with polarization division multiplexing|
A optical transmitter and method for transmitting digital data on an optical channel, performing the steps of generating first and second baseband digital signals, modulating a first polarized optical carrier wave component in accordance with the first baseband digital signal, modulating a second polarized optical carrier wave component in accordance with the second baseband digital signal, wherein the second polarized optical carrier wave component has an orthogonal polarization to the first polarized optical carrier wave component and combining the first and second modulated optical carrier wave components into a propagation medium. The first and second baseband digital signals are generated in a correlated manner so that the modulated optical carrier wave components are combined as a modulated single-polarization optical carrier wave..
| System and method for quantum teleportation|
A system for quantum teleportation of a quantum state of an input photon, including: a light emitting diode configured to produce a polarization entangled photon pair; a beam splitter configured to direct photons of the entangled photon pair along respective first and second paths; a measurement unit performing a joint measurement on the input photon; a timing unit configured to measure a first delay between the input photon and the photon of the entangled photon pair at a point of maximum indistinguishability of the photons as they pass through the joint measurement unit, and to measure a second delay between the two photons of the entangled photon pair as they exit the light emitting diode; a controller configured to determine a teleportation measurement is valid if the first delay is within a first predetermined timing window and the second delay is within a second predetermined timing window.. .
| Multi-fiber fiber-optic connector with switchable polarity key|
A multi-fiber fiber optic connector is configured to include a switchable polarity key that can be used to define first and second polarity configurations for the connector. The connector has a multi-fiber ferrule surrounded by an inner housing.
| Multiple waveguide imaging structure|
In embodiments of a multiple waveguide imaging structure, an imaging structure includes a first waveguide for see-through viewing of an environment at a first field of view, and includes a second waveguide for see-through viewing of the environment at a second field of view. The first and second waveguides each include a polarizing beam splitter to reflect light that enters at a first polarization orientation angle in the respective first and second waveguides, and the polarizing beam splitters pass through the light that enters at a second polarization orientation angle.
| Optical coin discrimination systems and methods for 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.
| Accelerated carrier acquisition method for a digital communication receiver|
A method of accelerated carrier signal acquisition for a digital communication receiver, the method comprising receiving a carrier signal by a receiver comprising a carrier recovery loop (crl), setting the crl to an open loop setting using a processor. Setting a numerically controlled oscillator (nco) within the crl at a center frequency of the nco, determining, by the processor, one or more initial parameters of the crl, calculating an estimate and polarity for a sign frequency detection frequency using a sign frequency detector while simultaneously estimating a fast fourier transform (fft) frequency by running an fft using the processor, comparing polarities of the estimates of the sign frequency detection frequency and fft frequency and determining a frequency offset using the processor, and adjusting one or more parameters of the crl based on the frequency offset using the processor..
| Gas discharge chamber|
A gas discharge chamber that uses a calcium fluoride crystal which reduces a breakage due to mechanical stress (window holder and laser gas pressure), thermal stress from light absorption, and the like, increases the degree of linear polarization of output laser, and suppresses degradation due to strong ultraviolet (arf, in particular) laser light irradiation. A first window (2) and a second window (3) of the gas discharge chamber have an incident plane and an emitting plane in parallel with a (111) crystal plane of their calcium fluoride crystal.
| Laser diodes including substrates having semipolar surface plane orientations and nonpolar cleaved facets|
Laser diodes and methods of fabricating laser diodes are disclosed. A laser diode includes a substrate including (al,in)gan, an n-side cladding layer including (al,in)gan having an n-type conductivity, an n-side waveguide layer including (al,in)gan having an n-type conductivity, an active region, a p-side waveguide layer including (al,in)gan having a p-type conductivity, a p-side cladding layer including (al,in)gan having a p-type conductivity, and a laser cavity formed by cleaved facets.
| Semiconductor element and operating method thereof|
A semiconductor element and an operating method thereof are provided. The semiconductor element comprises a first metal oxide semiconductor (mos) and a second mos.
| Diode substitute with low drop and minimal loading|
A voltage rectifier circuit having a storage element and a switching stage that is switchable to enable the storage element to capture a peak voltage of an alternating power source. The switching stage includes transistors arranged in a back-to-back configuration.
| Power supply with interference suppression, and method for operating a power supply|
A switched-mode power supply comprises a transformer with a primary winding and a secondary winding. A switch is coupled in series with the primary winding and configured to repeatedly interrupt a current through the primary winding.