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02/04/16
20160037617 
 Plasma confinement device patent thumbnailPlasma confinement device
A device and method for the magnetic confinement of plasma is formed by a cylindrically stacked column of current-carrying magnetic field coils with electrodes interior to each magnetic field coil so as to induce plasma fluid rotation about an annular confinement region formed of cusped-geometry magnetic fields. Electrodes are formed such that the electric fields produced are tangential to the magnetic fields, and so as to maintain consistent azimuthal direction of plasma rotation, electric field electrodes alternate accordingly in polarity along the axial length of the device..

02/04/16
20160036422 
 Cross-point shifting techniques patent thumbnailCross-point shifting techniques
This disclosure describes techniques for shifting the cross-point of a digital signal in an optical transmitter. The cross-point shifting techniques may use multiple differential transconductors with their common polarity outputs coupled together to shift the cross-point of a signal.
Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh


02/04/16
20160036033 
 Overcharge protection assembly for a battery module patent thumbnailOvercharge protection assembly for a battery module
The present disclosure includes a lithium-ion battery module that has a housing and a plurality of lithium-ion battery cells disposed in the housing. Each of the plurality of lithium-ion battery cells includes a first terminal with a first polarity, a second terminal with a second polarity opposite to the first polarity, an overcharge protection assembly, and a casing electrically coupled to the first terminal such that the casing has the first polarity, where the casing has an electrically conductive material.
Johnson Controls Technology Company


02/04/16
20160035907 
 Solar cell module patent thumbnailSolar cell module
A solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells each including a semiconductor substrate and first and second electrode parts each having a different polarity, a plurality of interconnectors for electrically connecting the plurality of solar cells, a conductive adhesive for electrically connecting each of the plurality of interconnectors to the corresponding electrode part of each of the plurality of solar cells, and at least one insulating adhesive portion for temporarily fixing the plurality of interconnectors to the corresponding electrode part. The at least one insulating adhesive portion includes an adhesive having adhesiveness to attach the interconnector to the corresponding electrode part at the room temperature..
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160035546 
 Helmholtz coil assisted pecvd carbon source patent thumbnailHelmholtz coil assisted pecvd carbon source
The embodiments disclose an apparatus including at least two carbon source deposition tools for emitting electrons, at least two reflective polarity rear button permanent magnets integrated into the carbon source deposition tools for reflecting emitted electrons, and at least two paired polarity helmholtz coils integrated into the carbon source deposition tools for forming uniform parallel magnetic field lines for confining the emitted electrons to uniformly deposit carbon onto the surfaces of a two-sided media disk.. .
Seagate Technology Llc


02/04/16
20160035433 
 Memory array with ram and embedded rom patent thumbnailMemory array with ram and embedded rom
A memory array with ram and embedded rom including multiple ram cells, a rom cell, and a rom enable circuit. Each ram cell has a ram cell structure with a first and second power terminals and configured to operate as a ram cell when the memory array is in a ram mode.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035401 
 Precessional magnetization reversal in a magnetic tunnel junction with a perpendicular polarizer patent thumbnailPrecessional magnetization reversal in a magnetic tunnel junction with a perpendicular polarizer
A magnetic device that includes a perpendicular magnetized polarizing layer configured to provide a first spin-torque and an in-plane magnetized free layer having a magnetization vector having at least a first stable state and a second stable state. The magnetic device also includes a reference layer configured to provide a second spin-torque.
New York University


02/04/16
20160035322 
 Liquid crystal display device and driving method thereof patent thumbnailLiquid crystal display device and driving method thereof
Provided is an ffs mode liquid crystal display device capable of preventing the occurrence of flicker when the frame frequency is reduced to 30 to 1 hz from the conventional frame frequency of 60 hz in order to reduce the power consumption. In the ffs mode liquid crystal display device, a comb-shaped second electrode is placed on a planar first electrode through an insulating film.
Japan Display Inc.


02/04/16
20160035296 
 Adjusting  gamma voltage adjusting device patent thumbnailAdjusting gamma voltage adjusting device
Disclosed is an adjusting method of a gamma voltage adjusting device. The gamma voltage adjusting device is utilized for providing a liquid crystal panel with n gray levels and includes a printed circuit board assembly and a gamma voltage fine-tuning unit.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033844 
 Particle dispersion for display, display medium, and display device patent thumbnailParticle dispersion for display, display medium, and display device
A particle dispersion for display, includes a dispersion medium, and one or more types of particle groups that are dispersed in the dispersion medium, and are moved in the dispersion medium according to an electric field formed in the dispersion medium, wherein a total amount of charges of one type of particle group (a) among the one or more types of particle groups is greater than a total amount of charges of ions that are charged with a polarity opposite to that of the particle group (a) and are movable in the dispersion medium.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033840 

Defect-mitigation layers in electrochromic devices


Electrochromic devices and methods may employ the addition of a defect-mitigating insulating layer which prevents electronically conducting layers and/or electrochromically active layers from contacting layers of the opposite polarity and creating a short circuit in regions where defects form. In some embodiments, an encapsulating layer is provided to encapsulate particles and prevent them from ejecting from the device stack and risking a short circuit when subsequent layers are deposited.
View, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033577 

Safety circuit monitoring using alternating voltage


A monitoring system for people-transporting systems, which systems are in the form of an elevator, escalator or moving walkway, includes at least one interrogation device and at least one safety switch that is connected to the interrogation device via an electrical safety circuit and is used for monitoring an equipment of the people-transporting device. A current direction-dependent unit is arranged in the electrical safety circuit.
Inventio Ag


02/04/16
20160033555 

Flux-gate current sensor with additional frequency measuring


A current sensor arrangement for measuring an effective primary current in a primary conductor having a magnetic core for magnetic coupling of the primary conductor to a secondary conductor and a controlled voltage source connected to the secondary conductor and configured to apply a voltage with adjustable polarity to the secondary conductor so that a secondary current passes through the secondary conductor. A measurement and control unit is coupled to the secondary conductor and configured to generate a measuring signal that represents the secondary current, to continuously detect the occurrence of magnetic saturation in the core, and to reverse the polarity of the voltage upon the detection thereof in order to reverse magnetization of the core.
Vacuumschmelze Gmbh & Co. Kg


02/04/16
20160031728 

Reducing waterborne bacteria and viruses by a controlled electric field


An apparatus for disinfecting a fluid has a fluid-containing structure; an inward-facing first electrically conductive cylindrical body contained within said fluid-containing structure; an outward-facing electrically conductive second cylindrical body disposed within said first cylindrical body, in mutually facing parallel and coaxial relation thereto, and spaced apart therefrom to define a fluid-occupiable cavity; a power supply electrically coupled between said first cylindrical body and said second cylindrical body, said power supply producing therebetween an electric field, the field having a waveform approximating a series of alternating square wave pulses of opposite polarity, said pulses having a maximum absolute value of approximately 60 volts per centimeter, a complete cycle of said waveform has a first pulse and a succeeding pulse of opposite polarity, recurring with a frequency of between about 1 khz and and about 5 khz and providing about 2 amps to about 4 amps.. .

01/28/16
20160028440 

Method for data transmission


A method for transmitting data in a direction of transmission of a clock signal, wherein positive and negative edges of the clock signal are transmitted by pulses with opposite polarity, wherein the polarity of the pulses is not inverted when no data is transmitted, and wherein the polarity of at least one pulse is inverted when data is transmitted.. .
Infineon Technologies Ag


01/28/16
20160028334 

Drive circuit for a brushless motor (as amended)


A drive circuit for a brushless motor comprising power lines for carrying an ac voltage, an inverter, and a controller. Each leg of the inverter is connected to a winding of the motor and comprises one or more bi-directional switches.
Dyson Technology Limited


01/28/16
20160028296 

Double-stator rotating electric machine


A double-stator rotating electric machine includes a rotor and a pair of outer and inner stators. The outer stator has a first multi-phase coil wound thereon so as to form magnetic poles upon energization of the first multi-phase coil.
Denso Corporation


01/28/16
20160027395 

Display apparatus, driving method thereof and screen displaying


To reduce the image quality degradation, which emerges when an image light is projected on a screen which is controlled its optical state by the unit of the segmented regions. A display apparatus 1 includes: a screen 1 having an optical layer 25 and control electrodes 27 arranged on the optical layer 25 to be spaced from each other; a projector 11 projecting an image light to the screen 21; and a synchronous controller 31 that controls application of voltages to the control electrodes 27 to switch the optical state of each of the segmented regions from a nonvisual state to a visual state.
Pioneer Corporation


01/28/16
20160026110 

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, a transfer device, a first charging device, a static elimination device, a second charging device, a light exposure device, and a development device. The transfer device transfers a developer image of a first polarity onto a recording medium from the image bearing member by receiving a transfer bias of a second polarity.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


01/28/16
20160024011 

Multi-api loading prodrugs


The present invention accomplishes this by having multiple molecules of parent drugs attached to carrier moieties and by extending the period during which the parent drug is released and absorbed after administration to the patient and providing a longer duration of action per dose than the parent drug itself. Prodrug conjugates are suitable for sustained delivery of heteroaryl, lactam-amide-, imide-, sulfonamide-, carbamate-, urea-, benzamide-, acylaniline-, cyclic amide- and tertiary amine-containing parent drugs that are substituted at the amide nitrogen or oxygen atom with labile aldehyde-linked prodrug moieties.
Alkermes Pharma Ireland Limited


01/28/16
20160023909 

System for producing graphene in a magnetic field


An improved system for generating graphene involves a liquid reaction chamber configured to receive a working liquid source, a carbon atom source, and a catalyst to cause a chemical reaction in the reaction chamber and a resulting reactant liquid comprising ring structures having starved carbon atoms. The ring structures are provided to a graphene generation chamber having a magnetic structure that includes a two-dimensional array of alternating polarity magnetic sources that produce a magnetic field having a gradient sufficient to float graphene over the magnetic structure.
Cedar Ridge Research, Llc


01/28/16
20160023238 

Direct current superposition curing for resist reflow temperature enhancement


Techniques herein include methods for curing a layer of material (such as a resist) on a substrate to enable relatively greater heat reflow resistance. Increasing reflow resistance enables successful directed self-assembly of block copolymers.
Tokyo Electron Limited


01/28/16
20160023120 

Game machine controller method and pcb


A printed circuit board (pcb) installed on any game machine providing two wires for each meter a user desired to monitor in the machine, and two wires to supply power to the pcb. A monitor attached to any meter ranging from 12 volts to 48 volts that is not polarity specific.

01/28/16
20160023082 

Bicycle trainer with variable magnetic resistance to pedaling


A bicycle trainer provides variable resistance to pedaling and allows for a rider to simulate a real-world bicycle course. The trainer engages both the front tire and the back tire of the bicycle and adjusts each according to the rider's preferences during a training session.

01/28/16
20160023015 

Transcranial magnetic stimulation field shaping


Described herein are transcranial magnetic simulation (tms) systems and methods of using them for emitting focused, or shaped, magnetic fields for tms. In particular, described herein are arrays of tms electromagnets comprising at least one primary (e.g., central) tms electromagnet and a plurality of secondary (e.g., lateral or surrounding) tms electromagnets.

01/28/16
20160023011 

Methods and systems for cardiac stimulation


The present disclosure provides systems and methods for cardiac stimulation. The cardiac stimulation system includes a first cardiac stimulation device implanted in a subject, and a second cardiac stimulation device implanted in the subject and communicatively coupled to the first cardiac stimulation device.
Pacesetter, Inc.


01/28/16
20160022981 

Electrode system for electrical stimulation


A system for electrically stimulating a user comprising: a first housing portion defining an array of openings; an array of permeable bodies with portions exposed through the array of openings and wetted with a solution that facilitates electrical coupling between the system and a body region of the user, wherein each permeable body has a cavity at a proximal portion and a distal portion and is configured to transmit the solution to the body region of the user; a substrate region defining an array of protrusions configured to support the array of permeable bodies and composed of a conductive polymer; and a set of conductors in communication with the substrate region and including a first conductor that provides a first subset of the array of permeable bodies with a first polarity and a second conductor that provides a second subset of the array of permeable bodies with a second polarity.. .
Halo Neuro, Inc.


01/28/16
20160021850 

Method and determining a location of an animal in an animal control system


An animal control system includes the capability of determining on which side of a containment structure the animal is located. Specifically, the system determines a polarity of a first half-cycle of an active portion of the signal transmitted on the enclosure wire.
Dogwatch Inc.


01/21/16
20160020557 

Quick connect interface


A quick connect adaptor for conveying data signals and power from a first electronic module to a second electronic module, where the two modules are detachable at the connector. The connector includes a bi-directionally connectable interface between a first male body part and a second female body part, wherein the parts may be coupled in either a right-handed or left-handed orientation relative to the long axis of the body, eliminating the need for checking alignment when making a connection.

01/21/16
20160018843 

Force feedback mini-shaft for electromagnetic control


The invention relates to a mini-shaft that comprises: a joystick (2); a hinge part (4) having a first portion (8) having a first magnetic polarity, and a second portion (10) having a second magnetic polarity; a connection between the hinge part (4) and the joystick (2); a first part (12) arranged opposite the first portion (8); a second part (14) arranged opposite the second portion (10); first polarization means (18) enabling the parts (12, 14) to be controlled; sensors of the position of the joystick (2); and control means which perform control on the basis of the measurement signals from the sensors and of a predetermined force feedback rule.. .
Midi Ingenierie


01/21/16
20160018444 

Current transformer and converting a conductor current flowing in an electrical conductor to an output signal


A current transformer arrangement, and method, include a current sensor for producing a sensor output voltage that is proportional to the input current flowing in a conductor; a first processing branch including a voltage calculating device for calculating the effective voltage value of the sensor output voltage; a second processing branch including a polarity detecting device having an input terminal connected with the current sensor output terminal to produce a polarity signal having one polarity when the conductor input current is either an alternating current, a hybrid current, or a direct current flowing in one direction, and the opposite polarity when the conductor input current is a direct current flowing in the opposite direction; and a multiplier device for modifying the effective voltage value to produce a signed effective voltage having a polarity corresponding with the polarity of the polarity signal. A modifying circuit modifies the signed effective voltage..
Weidmueller Interface Gmbh & Co. Kg


01/21/16
20160018303 

Magnetic particles based separation and assaying method


A magnetic particle based separation and assaying method uses at least two sets of magnetic particles placed in solution within a container and characterized respectively by a coercive field e1 and e2, wherein e1 is greater than e2. The first magnetic particles with a larger coercive field e1 will be used as carrier to handle the second affinity magnetic particles having a lower coercive field e2.
Spinomix S.a.


01/21/16
20160017150 

Method of isolating blue anthocyanin fractions


The present invention is directed to a method of isolating fractions of anthocyanin molecules from anthocyanin-containing vegetable and fruit juices and extracts, or combinations thereof, at a select ph based on differences in polarity of the anthocyanin molecules in the anthocyanin-containing vegetable and fruit juices and extracts.. .
Mars, Incorporated


01/21/16
20160016006 

Method and system for cochlea stimulation


A system includes means for providing an audio signal, a sound processor, a stimulation assembly comprising an array of leds, a driver unit for providing the simulation assembly with electric stimulation signals according to the auditory nerve stimulation signals, wherein the leds are arranged for optically stimulating the auditory nerve in the cochlea according to the electric stimulation signals, wherein the leds are connected to the driver unit in such a manner that, when the electric stimulation signal has a first polarity a first subgroup of the leds is active and a second subgroup of the leds is inactive, and when the electric stimulation signal has a second polarity opposite to the first polarity, the second subgroup of the leds is active and the first subgroup of the leds is inactive, and wherein the polarity of the electric stimulation signals is changed periodically.. .
Advanced Bionics Ag


01/21/16
20160015067 

Natural blue anthocyanin-containing colorants


The present invention is directed to natural blue anthocyanin-containing colorants comprising fractions of anthocyanin molecules separated from anthocyanin-containing vegetable and fruit juices and extracts. Anthocyanin fractions are separated at a select ph based on differences in polarity of the anthocyanin molecules in the anthocyanin-containing vegetable and fruit juices and extracts.
Mars, Incorporated


01/14/16
20160014846 

Method and supplying power to a radiant heating element


In order to supply power to a radiant heating element, which is connected at a first connection, via a triac, to a first terminal of a supply voltage source and at a second connection, with a relay, to a second terminal of the supply voltage source, wherein an interference suppression capacitor is connected in parallel with the series circuit by the triac and the radiant heating element and a feedback circuit is connected between the triac and the radiant heating element, after disconnection of the radiant heating element from the second terminal, the interference suppression capacitor is now only connected to the second terminal via the feedback circuit. Depending on the time of the disconnection from the second terminal and the polarity of the supply voltage present at that time, the interference suppression capacitor is discharged via the feedback circuit, which results in discharge pulses at the feedback circuit which are taken as a signal that the radiant heating element is disconnected from the supply voltage source..
E.g.o. Elektro-geraetebau Gmbh


01/14/16
20160013927 

Hybrid clock and data recovery circuit and system including the same


A clock data recovery circuit includes a sampler to sample incoming data bits, a phase detector to generate an edge position signal and a polarity signal based on the sampled incoming data, a finite state machine to save a current edge position state, a polarity decision unit to generate a polarity inversion signal to invert the polarity signal, a gain controller to generate a tracking bandwidth signal, a recovery loop configured to adjust an edge offset of the reference clock, and a bit selector configured to recover the incoming data. The clock data recovery circuit has a first latency at a first operation mode and a second latency at a second operation mode.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/14/16
20160013341 

A monolithically integrated solar cell system


A monolithically integrated system of silicon solar cells. A system having a silicon substrate and a plurality of solar cells formed on the silicon substrate.
Newsouth Innovations Pty Limited


01/14/16
20160013246 

Gating device cell for cross array of bipolar resistive memory cells


A gating device cell for a cross array of bipolar resistive memory cells comprises an n-p diode and a p-n diode, wherein the n-p diode and the p-n diode have opposite polarities and are connected in parallel, such that the gating device cell exhibits a bidirectional rectification feature. The gating device cell exhibits the bidirectional rectification feature, that is, it can provide a relatively high current density at any voltage polarity in its on state, and also a relatively great rectification ratio (rv/2/rv) under a read voltage.
Institute Of Microelectonics, Chinese Academy Of Sciences


01/14/16
20160012912 

Sampling circuit


Sampling is continuously performed at high speed with a simple sampling circuit including a polarity switcher to invert or non-invert the polarity of an input signal; an integrating circuit to integrate the signal output from the polarity switcher to output integrated values corresponding to the amount of charge stored in a capacitor; a computing section configured to compute a sampling value every sampling period in such a manner that a difference between one of the integrated values output from the integrating circuit at the start of the sampling period and another one of the integrated values output from the integrating circuit at the end of the sampling period is multiplied by a sign corresponding to the polarity set by the polarity switcher; and a control section configured to control the polarity switcher to alternately invert the polarity of the input signal every sampling period in synchronization with a sampling cycle.. .
Olympus Corporation


01/14/16
20160012793 

Display apparatus


A display apparatus includes a plurality of display elements, signal lines which supply a signal voltage to be applied to the display elements, switching elements which are provided corresponding to each of the display elements and are configured to control conduction/non-conduction between the display elements and the signal lines by opening and closing, scanning lines configured to supply a control voltage to control the opening and closing of the switching elements, a plurality of auxiliary capacitor parts connected to each of the display elements, main wirings configured to supply a voltage to be applied to the auxiliary capacitor parts, one or a plurality of sub-wirings electro-statically coupled to the main wirings and a unit configured to apply the voltage to be applied to the auxiliary capacitor parts to the main wirings, and apply a voltage having a polarity reverse to that of the voltage to the one or plurality of sub-wirings.. .
Sakai Display Products Corporation


01/14/16
20160012789 

Liquid crystal display device and driving same


Provided are a liquid crystal display device and a driving method therefor that do not cause problems such as occurrence of flicker even when performing pause driving. When an off signal soff instructing to turn off power is inputted, a polarity bias value w at the power-off is stored in a balance storage circuit.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


01/14/16
20160012787 

Display device driving method, display device, and liquid crystal display device


A timing controller carries out display refresh on a display panel in a first frame which comes one frame after a second frame in which (i) an image signal supplied from an interface matches an image signal stored in a frame memory and (ii) a polarity balance value is equal to a reference value. In this case, the image signal, having a polarity opposite to that of pixel applied voltages in the second frame, is supplied to the display panel in the first frame.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


01/14/16
20160012762 

Reflective display device and controlling method thereof


A reflective display device includes a display part including a fluid having dispersed therein particles having charges, an electric field applying unit including an electrode for applying an electric field to the display part, and a controller for controlling a color of light emitted from the display part, by adjusting at least one of an intensity, polarity, application time, number of applications, and application cycle of a voltage applied to the electric field applying unit, wherein the controller resets an alignment state of the particles by applying a driving voltage for controlling the color of light emitted from the display part, and then applying an alternating-current (ac) voltage having a polarity opposite to that of the driving voltage.. .
Nanobrick Co., Ltd


01/14/16
20160011465 

Liquid crystal display device


A liquid crystal display device includes a tft substrate having a first alignment film and an opposing substrate having a second alignment film with liquid crystals sandwiched therebetween. One of the first and second alignment films, comprises a first polyimide produced via polyamide acid ester containing cyclobutane as a precursor and a second polyimide produced via polyamide acid as a precursor.
Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.


01/14/16
20160010996 

Devices and methods for a path length control driver for a ring laser gyroscope


A path length control (plc) driver of a ring laser gyroscope includes a first piezoelectric assembly including a first piezoelectric element, a second piezoelectric element, and a first electrode. The plc driver further includes a second piezoelectric assembly including a third piezoelectric element, a fourth piezoelectric element, and a second electrode.
Honeywell International Inc.


01/14/16
20160009936 

Method of forming patterns


A method of forming patterns includes (a) coating a substrate with a resist composition for negative development to form a resist film, wherein the resist composition contains a resin capable of increasing the polarity by the action of the acid and becomes more soluble in a positive developer and less soluble in a negative developer upon irradiation with an actinic ray or radiation, (b) forming a protective film on the resist film with a protective film composition after forming the resist film and before exposing the resist film, (c) exposing the resist film via an immersion medium, and (d) performing development with a negative developer.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


01/14/16
20160008602 

Circuit for an implantable device


An integrated circuit includes: a radio-frequency (rf) to direct current (dc) rectifying circuit coupled to one or more antenna on an implantable wirelessly powered device, the rectifying circuit configured to: rectify an input rf signal received at the one or more antennas and from an external controller through electric radiative coupling; and extract dc electric power and configuration data from the input rf signal; a logic control circuit connected to the rectifying circuit and a driving circuit, the logic control circuit configured to: generate a current for the driving circuit solely using the extracted dc electrical power; in accordance with the extracted configuration data, set polarity state information for each electrode; and a driving circuit coupled to one or more electrode, the driving circuit comprising current mirrors and being configured to: steer, to each electrode and via the current mirrors, a stimulating current solely from the generated current.. .
Micron Devices Llc


01/07/16
20160006306 

Magnet-bearing moving part for permanent magnet synchronous machine


The moving part, designed to move past a fixed rotor with coils, comprises a metallic chassis to which magnets, arranged in parallel rows of alternating polarity, are bonded. Non-metallic fixing strips, screwed to the chassis, are positioned longitudinally between each row of magnets, extend along the entire length of these rows and mechanically immobilize the magnets.
Lohr Electromecanique


01/07/16
20160005903 

Solar cell metallisation and interconnection method


A solar cell and a method of forming a contact structure on a solar cell having a p-n junction formed between a first semiconductor region of a first dopant polarity and a second semiconductor region of a second dopant polarity opposite to the first dopant polarity. The method comprises: forming a plurality of contact points on a surface of the solar cell, whereby the contact points provide an electrical connection to the first semiconductor region; and locating a plurality of conducting wires over the solar cell to make electrical connection to the contact points.
Newsouth Innovations Pty Limited


01/07/16
20160005758 

Three-dimensional vertical gate nand flash memory including dual-polarity source pads


A memory includes a three-dimensional array including a plurality of levels is described. Each level includes a bit line pad, a source line pad, and a plurality of strips of semiconductor material extending between the bit line pad and the source line pad.
Macronix International Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160005579 

Multi-pole ion trap for mass spectrometry


An ion trap includes a containment region for containing ions, and a plurality of electrodes positioned on a regular polyhedral structure encompassing the containment region. An electrode is positioned on each vertex of the encompassing structure and at least one of the polygonal surfaces includes additional electrodes configured to form a plurality of quadrupoles on the surface.
The Rockefeller University


01/07/16
20160005556 

High power current switch


A high power switching circuit suitable for injection of high currents, typically several tens of amperes, at high drive voltages of up to 5-10 kv, is provided using a combination of electromechanical and semiconductor switching elements that, while providing switchable polarity, substantially bypasses semiconductor switching element(s) during a substantial portion of current injection duty cycles. In this way, thermal heating of switching elements can be reduced/managed in a way that improves long term reliability of geophysical survey equipment.
Advanced Geosciences, Inc.


01/07/16
20160005368 

Display apparatus and driving the display apparatus


A display apparatus includes an image analyzer that analyzes image data and outputs an interrupt signal at a period during which the image data of a low frequency change to the image data of a high frequency, a frequency detector that detects the high frequency, a frame rate controller that outputs a vertical synch signal of the high frequency in response to the interrupt signal, a polarity compensation controller that determines a last frame of the low frequency based on an interrupt period at which the interrupt signal is generated, generates a reversed polarity signal with respect to a polarity signal of the last frame and outputs the reversed polarity signal during a polarity compensation period close to the interrupt period, and a data driver circuit that outputs a data signal based on the reversed polarity signal to a data line during the polarity compensation period.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160005367 

Display apparatus and driving the display apparatus


A display apparatus includes a first interpolator configured to generate first correction data for a first polarity corresponding to an input data using a first look up table which stores correction data for the first polarity compensating for a luminance difference between the first polarity and a second polarity opposite to the first polarity of a data voltage for the sub pixel, a first delay compensator configured to apply a correction value to the first correction data for the first polarity and generate second correction data for the first polarity, the correction value compensating for an rc delay based on a pixel position corresponding to the input data.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160004156 

Pattern forming method, actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition for organic solvent development used therefor and manufacturing the same, manufacturing electronic device, and electronic device


There is provided a pattern forming method including: (1) filtering, by using a filter, a resin solution containing (a) a resin capable of increasing its polarity by an action of an acid to decrease solubility in a developer including an organic solvent, and (c1) a solvent; (2) preparing an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition containing the resin (a) obtained from the filtrating (1) and a solvent (c2) different from the solvent (c1); (3) filtering the actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition by using a filter; (4) forming a film by using a filtrate obtained by the filtering (3); (5) exposing the film; and (6) performing development using a developer containing an organic solvent to form a negative pattern, wherein an absolute value of the difference between solubility parameter (spc1) of the solvent (c1) and solubility parameter (spdev) of the developer (c1), . .
spc1−spdev


01/07/16
20160003774 

Substances detection system and method


A system and methodology for the detection of threat substances is described. The detector system consists of a method to evaporate the sample into a primary separator and thermal release of trapped target materials into a secondary separator like conventional gc.
Teknoscan Systems Inc.


01/07/16
20160003034 

Electromagnetic pulse downhole telemetry


An apparatus for transmitting electromagnetic (em) telemetry data from a downhole location to surface comprising: an em signal transmitter configured to generate positive and negative polarity em pulses corresponding to a telemetry signal; and an electronics subassembly communicative with the em signal transmitter and comprising a processor and a memory having encoded thereon program code executable by the processor to perform a method comprising encoding measurement data into an em telemetry signal using a modulation scheme comprising mapping a symbol set to at least one positive polarity em pulse and one negative polarity em pulse; and sending a control signal to the em signal transmitter to generate em pulses corresponding to the em telemetry signal. The em signal transmitter can comprise an h-bridge circuit electrically coupled to positive and negative ends of a gap sub such that applying a voltage across a positive pathway of the h-bridge circuit generates the positive polarity em pulse, and applying a voltage across a negative pathway of the h-bridge circuit generates the negative polarity em pulse..
Evolution Engineering Inc.


01/07/16
20160002076 

Electrochemical water softening system


Systems and methods for treating water are provided. The systems and methods may utilize an electrochemical water treatment device comprising ion exchange membranes.
Hydronovation, Inc.


01/07/16
20160001666 

Portable vehicle battery jump start apparatus with safety protection and jumper cable device therefor


A handheld device for jump starting a vehicle engine includes a rechargeable lithium ion battery pack and a microcontroller. The lithium ion battery is coupled to a power output port of the device through a fet smart switch actuated by the microcontroller.
The Noco Company


12/31/15
20150381192 

Semiconductor device


There is provided a semiconductor device using low electric power and a small area which can realize highly accurate calibration. The semiconductor device according to the embodiment includes an a/d conversion unit, and a hold signal generating circuit which is coupled to an input side of the a/d conversion unit, and has a hold period not less than two cycles of the a/d conversion unit.
Renesas Electronics Corporation


12/31/15
20150381042 

Isolator including bi-directional regulator


An apparatus includes a first terminal, a second terminal, a bi-directional regulator circuit, and functional circuitry. The bi-directional regulator circuit generates a voltage across a first power supply node and a second power supply node in response to an input current flowing through the first terminal and the second terminal with a first polarity.
Silicon Laboratories Inc.


12/31/15
20150380809 

Antenna and electronic device


A split section (6a) has an auxiliary conductor pattern (11a) formed on one end of a substantially c-shaped section of a first split-ring section, and a split (12a) formed between the auxiliary conductor pattern (11a) and the other end of the substantially c-shaped section. A split section (6b) has an auxiliary conductor pattern (11b) formed on one end of a substantially c-shaped section of a second split-ring section, and a split (12b) formed between the auxiliary conductor pattern (11b) and the other end of the substantially c-shaped section.
Nec Platforms, Ltd.


12/31/15
20150380607 

Light emitting diode device


A light emitting diode device is provided. The light emitting diode device has a substrate, a plurality of metal pads, a plurality of leds and a first metal conductive wire.
Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.


12/31/15
20150380598 

Emitters of a backside contact solar cell


A system and method of patterning dopants of opposite polarity to form a solar cell is described. Two dopant films are deposited on a substrate.

12/31/15
20150379947 

Display device


A display device includes a pixel array including a first set of subpixels of first to fourth colors and a second set of subpixels of the first to fourth colors. The display device also includes a data driver configured to generate first data voltages and second data voltages, the first data voltages having a first polarity with respect to a common voltage that is applied to the pixel array and the second data voltages having a second polarity with respect to the common voltage that is different than the first polarity, and wherein the data driver applies the first data voltages of the first polarity to the first set of subpixels of the first to fourth colors via the data line and subsequently applies the second data voltages of the second polarity to the second set of subpixels of the first to fourth colors via the data line..
Lg Display Co., Ltd.


12/31/15
20150379913 

Touch-type input device


A touch-type input device includes a touch panel. Capacitors are formed at intersections of drive electrodes and sensor electrodes in the touch panel.
Smk Corporation


12/31/15
20150378285 

Transferring device and image forming apparatus


A transferring device includes a conveying belt, a transferring roller, a stretching roller and a guide member. The conveying belt comes into contact with an image carrier carrying a toner image and conveys a sheet via a contact position to the image carrier.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


12/31/15
20150378113 

Reversible polarity mpo fiber optic connector


A multi-fiber, fiber optic connector is provided having a housing having a first end for receiving a multi-fiber fiber optic cable and a second end having openings for the fibers from the cable. First and second keys for setting the polarity of the fibers within the connector located on opposing sides of the connector.
Nexans


12/31/15
20150377973 

Voltage monitoring device


A voltage monitoring device has a capacitor circuit having capacitors connected in series, first switches connecting end terminals of the capacitor circuit to specific electrode terminals of unit cells in a battery pack, second switches connecting remaining electrode terminals of the unit cells to the connection nodes between the capacitors, first voltage detection sections corresponding to each of the capacitors, a second voltage detection section connected to the end terminals of the capacitor circuit, and a microcomputer which selectively performs a first process of charging each capacitor, and a second process of charging the capacitors simultaneously. The respective specific electrode terminals correspond to the unit cells, and are arranged at an interval corresponding to the number of connection nodes formed between the capacitors.
Denso Corporation


12/31/15
20150377650 

Magnetic sensor device


A magnetic field generator disposed on one surface side of a sheet-shaped object-to-be-detected contains a magnetic component. The magnetic field generator includes a first magnetic pole part that forms a first magnetic pole, and a second magnetic pole part that forms a second magnetic pole with reverse polarity of the first magnetic pole.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


12/31/15
20150377306 

Electric actuator module for selectable clutch


A clutch module which includes a first rotating member including at least one strut actuation module and a second engaged member including cam surfaces thereon for engagement by said strut actuation module. The strut actuation module includes a frame with a strut pivotally movable with respect to the frame.
Magna Powertrain Of America, Inc.


12/31/15
20150376095 

Thermochemical preparation of monoalcohols from biomass


A process for converting polyhydric alcohols to monoalcohols in a counter current column reactor with a metal based catalyst supported on a porous membrane coated over a tubular system that delivers hydrogen where a hydrocarbon (low polarity) liquid solvent is fed at the bottom of the column reactor and an aqueous liquid having polyhydric alcohols therein is fed into the top of the reactor such that the aqueous liquid flows countercurrent to the low polarity solvent liquid and further wherein the low polarity solvent liquid is less dense than the aqueous liquid such that the two liquids are subject to phase separation. Monoalcohols are formed by hydrogenolysis reactions of polyhydric alcohols on the metal catalyst.
Phillips 66 Company


12/31/15
20150375532 

Recording device


An ink jet printer which is a recording device which ejects ink droplets onto a recording surface of a recording medium thereby recording, includes a material of slave rollers that are in contact with the recording surface in a transport path through which the recording medium is transported, the material being located on a polarity side opposite to a polarity in which mist that is generated in accordance with ejection of the ink droplets in a charge string is charged, further than a material of a member which configures the recording surface.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


12/31/15
20150375492 

Apparatus and methods of forming flexible glass laminates using electrostatic pinning


A method of forming a flexible glass laminate is provided. The method includes charging a flexible glass substrate with an electrostatic charge and charging a laminate substrate with an electrostatic charge that has a polarity opposite a polarity of the charge on the flexible glass substrate.
Corning Incorporated


12/31/15
20150374980 

System and biphasic transdermal iontophoretic delivery of therapeutic agents


Various embodiments provide methods and systems for the biphasic iontophoretic transdermal delivery of therapeutic agents. An embodiment of a method for such delivery comprises positioning at least one electrode assembly in electrical communication with a patient's skin.
Incube Labs, Llc


12/31/15
20150374845 

Compounds that bind dystroglycan and uses thereof


Disclosed herein are methods and compositions involved in identifying cells that lack apico-basal polarity as well as methods and compositions involved in selectively delivering payload molecules to cells that lack apico-basal polarity, and methods of selecting test compounds that restore apico-basal polarity.. .
Oregon Health & Science University


12/24/15
20150373818 

Driver circuit for a flash tube


The present invention relates to a driver circuit for a flash tube. The driver circuit comprises a first and a second output for an electronic flash tube, a capacitor, an inductor and a switch.
Profoto Ab


12/24/15
20150373312 

Projection display unit and direct-view display unit


A projection display unit includes: an illumination optical system including one or more light sources; a reflective liquid crystal device that generates image light by modulating light from the illumination optical system, based on an input image signal; a polarizing beam splitter disposed on an optical path between the illumination optical system and the reflective liquid crystal device; a polarization compensation device disposed on an optical path between the polarizing beam splitter and the reflective liquid crystal device, and the polarization compensation device that provides a phase difference to light incident thereon to change a polarization state of the light; and a projection optical system that projects image light generated by the reflective liquid crystal device and then being incident thereon through an optical path, the optical path passing through the polarization compensation device and the polarizing beam splitter. The polarization compensation device has a first surface and a second surface that faces each other along an optical axis, and provides a phase difference between absolute values at light incidence from the first surface and at light incidence from the second surface, the absolute values being opposite in polarity to each other and being substantially equal to each other..
Sony Corporation


12/24/15
20150371786 

Electricity storing/discharging device with single-layer folding covering and packaging single input/output electric conductive interface having electrode plate pair with multiple-sided electric conductive terminals


The present invention provides an electricity storing/discharging device with single-layer folding covering and packaging single input/output electric conductive interface having electrode plate pair with multiple-sided electric conductive terminals, which is applied in a specified single-layer folding covering and packaging structure having electrode plate pair with multiple-sided electric conductive terminals, so the electrode plate pair with multiple-sided electric conductive terminals after being covered and packaged is able to be structured as a single input/output electric conductive interface through single input/output electric conductive terminal having positive and negative polarity for transferring electric energy to the exterior.. .

12/24/15
20150370284 

Electronic devices and precursor articles


A first polymer latex and second polymer latex can be mixed to form a dried primer layer on a substrate to adhere patterned materials having fine lines. The first polymer latex comprises a first polymer and a first surfactant such that a dried coating of the first polymer latex has a surface polarity of at least 50%.

12/24/15
20150370198 

Cleaning device and image forming apparatus


A cleaning device includes a pre-cleaning section and a first cleaning section. The pre-cleaning section includes a pre-cleaning roller and a pre-bias power source that applies a voltage having a polarity opposite to a regular charging polarity of toner to the pre-cleaning roller such that toner passing over the pre-cleaning roller is oppositely charged to the polarity opposite to the regular charging polarity.
Konica Minolta, Inc.


12/24/15
20150368805 

Preparation of patterned or electrically-conductive articles


A first polymer latex and second polymer latex can be mixed to form a dried primer layer on a substrate to adhere patterned materials having fine lines. The first polymer latex comprises a first polymer and a first surfactant such that a dried coating of the first polymer latex has a surface polarity of at least 50%.

12/24/15
20150368501 

Latex primer composition and latex primed substrates


A first polymer latex and second polymer latex can be mixed to form a dried primer layer on a substrate to adhere patterned materials having fine lines. The first polymer latex comprises a first polymer and a first surfactant such that a dried coating of the first polymer latex has a surface polarity of at least 50%.

12/24/15
20150367594 

Patterned and primed transparent articles


A first polymer latex and second polymer latex can be mixed to form a dried primer layer on a substrate to adhere patterned materials having fine lines. The first polymer latex comprises a first polymer and a first surfactant such that a dried coating of the first polymer latex has a surface polarity of at least 50%.

12/17/15
20150365775 

Automatic loudspeaker polarity detection


In some embodiments, a method for automatic detection of polarity of speakers, e.g., speakers installed in cinema environments. In some embodiments, the method determines relative polarities of a set of speakers (e.g., loudspeakers and/or drivers of a multi-driver loudspeaker) using a set of microphones, including by measuring impulse responses, including an impulse response for each speaker-microphone pair; clustering the speakers into a set of groups, each group including at least two of the speakers which are similar to each other in at least one respect; and for each group, determining and analyzing cross-correlations of pairs of impulse responses (e.g., pairs of processed versions of impulse responses) of speakers in the group to determine relative polarities of the speakers.
Dolby International Ab


12/17/15
20150365118 

Low intermediate frequency receiver


An lif receiver includes a receiver path comprising: a mixer for mixing a received rf signal with a local oscillator signal to provide an if signal at a lower frequency than the received rf signal, a bandpass filter for filtering the if signal, a pga for amplifying the filtered if signal, an adc for converting the amplified filtered if signal to a digital signal, a converter for converting the digital signal to a baseband digital signal, and an agc for setting a gain of the pga in response to a magnitude of the received rf signal. A programmable dc signal source injects a programmed dc offset signal into the amplified filtered if signal converted by the adc, and a signal sensor, operatively connected to the receiver path after the pga, determines a polarity of pga signal output for a programmed dc offset signal.
Analog Devices Global


12/17/15
20150364957 

Electric machine


The invention relates to an electric machine (10) comprising a stator (16) that has a stator core (17). Said core has a substantially cylindrical opening (60) having a central axis (63), and the opening (60) accommodates a rotor (20).
Robert Bosch Gmbh


12/17/15
20150364907 

Active lightning arrester


The present invention relates to an arrester, comprising: a rod member coupled to a ground means at one end in the longitudinal direction and charged with charges of the ground; a plurality of insulators provided to be spaced from each other in the longitudinal direction of the rod member; an charging plates provided between the neighboring insulators separately from the rod member so as to be electrically insulated and charged with a polarity opposite to that of the charges of the ground; a charging tube provided between the charging plates and the insulators, electrically connected to the charging plates, and charged with charges having a polarity opposite to that of the charges of the ground; a needle electrode member provided to the upper end of the rod member and having a needle-shaped part; and a discharge induction conductor electrode electrically connected to the charging plates between the insulators and the charging plates so as to induce discharge between the needle electrode member and the discharge induction conductor electrode and emit ion charges through the discharge, thereby forming a discharge path between a thundercloud and the needle electrode.. .

12/17/15
20150364631 

Solar cell module with interconnection of neighboring solar cells on a common back plane


A solar cell assembly or module comprising a plurality of solar cells mounted on a support, the support comprising a plurality of conductive vias extending from the top surface to the rear surface of the support. Each one of the plurality of solar cells is placed on the top surface with the first contact of a first polarity of the solar cell electrically connected to the first conductive via.
Solaero Technologies Corp.


12/17/15
20150362175 

Sludge-reduction steam generator and manufacturing tube plate of sludge-reduction steam generator


A sludge-reduction steam generator and a method for manufacturing a tubular plate for same, which can effectively remove sludge deposits from the inside of a steam generator of a pressurized light water reactor. The sludge-reduction steam generator comprises a plurality of u-shaped heat transfer pipes and one or more tubular plates coupled to the heat transfer pipes provide support thereto.

12/17/15
20150362139 

Light string unit


The present application provides a light string unit, including: a plurality of light-emitting bodies; and a conducting wire, configured to electrically connect the light-emitting bodies in series, opposite ends of the conducting wire being connected to positive polarity and negative polarity of an external power supply circuit or an external power source, respectively. Wherein, the conducting wire is a high-tensile conducting wire which includes: a conductive core wire; an insulated coating, configured to encapsulate the conductive core wire; and a tensile resistant cord, set inside the insulated coating and set parallelly or twisted with the conductive core wire to enhance the tensile strength of the conducting wire.

12/17/15
20150362088 

Magnetically controlled pressure relief valve


A relief valve includes a first chamber with an inlet that includes an inlet valve seat and an outlet. A second chamber is spaced apart from the first chamber.
Mercer Valve Company, Inc.


12/17/15
20150362067 

Shifter with electromagnetic park lock system


A park lock system for a shifter of an automatic transmission, according to one embodiment, includes a blocking member pivotal between a locked position to prevent movement of the shifter and an unlocked position for allowing movement of the shifter. At least a portion of the blocking member may include hard magnetic properties, such as having a permanent magnet coupled therewith.
Ghsp, Inc.


12/17/15
20150361018 

Process for cleaning contaminated fluids


A process for cleaning contaminants from a contaminated fluid includes a) combining the contaminated fluid with a less polar miscible solvent to yield a reduced polarity contaminated fluid-solvent mixture in which the contaminants are insoluble, at least a portion of the contaminants precipitating from the reduced polarity contaminated fluid-solvent mixture to yield precipitated contaminants and the reduced polarity contaminated fluid-solvent mixture; b) separating at least a portion of the precipitated contaminants from the reduced polarity contaminated fluid-solvent mixture; and c) separating at least a portion of the fluid from the reduced polarity contaminated fluid-solvent mixture to yield cleaned fluid.. .

12/17/15
20150360580 

Evacuated tube and capsule having interchange capability


A method of interchange for an evacuated tube transport system includes tubes for enabling capsules movement within the tubes. The tubes are evacuated and the capsules magnetically levitated within the tubes.

12/17/15
20150360264 

Active electroadhesive cleaning


An active electroadhesive cleaning device or system includes electrode(s) that produce electroadhesive forces from an input voltage to adhere dust or other foreign objects against an interactive surface, from which the foreign objects are removed when the forces are controllably altered. User inputs control the input voltage and/or designate the size of foreign objects to be cleaned.
Sri International


12/17/15
20150360246 

Electrostatic coater and electrostatic coating method


A rotary atomizing head 102 receives a high voltage of negative polarity from a cascade 104. An electrostatic coater 100 further includes a second high-voltage generator 110 that generates a high voltage of positive polarity.

12/17/15
20150359742 

Compositions and methods for enhancing the topical application of a benefit agent including powder to liquid particles and a second powder


A powder is disclosed including core/shell particles having an average particle size of less than 1000 microns, each particle contains a liquid core that is substantially free of water and includes a polar liquid having a percent surface polarity of at least 24% and a shell comprising hydrophobic particles; and at least one second powder comprising a benefit agent. The powder can be used to topically administer the active ingredient to a human or animal..
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.


12/17/15
20150359713 

Compositions and methods for enhancing the topical application of a color cosmetic


A powder is disclosed including a first powder of core/shell particles having an average particle size of less than 1000 microns, each particle contains a liquid core that is substantially free of water that includes a polar liquid having a percent surface polarity of at least 24%; and a shell comprising hydrophobic particles and a second powder including a color cosmetic.. .
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.


12/10/15
20150358721 

Acoustic device


An acoustic device includes a cabinet with a cavity room, a speaker unit mounted in the cavity room of the cabinet, a sealed room formed by the cabinet together with the speaker unit, a predetermined amount of nonpolarity gas which is sealed in the sealed room, a predetermined amount of zeolite absorbent which is sealed in the sealed room and physically absorbing the nonpolarity gas so as to decrease a resonant frequency of the sealed room and increase low frequency resonance of speaker unit.. .
Aac Technologies Pte. Ltd.




Polarity topics: Spectrometer, Accommodation, Portable Computer, Control Unit, Carbon Atoms, Functional Groups, Hydrocarbon, Condensation, Compaction, Water Purification, Ion Mobility, Spectrometry, Relaxation, Mass Spectrometer, Adsorption

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