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04/10/14
20140100688
 Tool trajectory display device having function for displaying inversion position of servo axis patent thumbnailTool trajectory display device having function for displaying inversion position of servo axis
A tool trajectory display device capable of displaying an inversion position of a servo axis on a tool trajectory. The display device has a position information obtaining part and velocity information obtaining part which obtain position information and velocity information of at least one servo axis, respectively, from numerical controller; a tool coordinate calculating part which calculates a coordinate value of a tool center point based on the position information and information of a mechanical constitution of the machine tool; an inversion position calculating part which calculates an inversion position where a polarity of a velocity of the servo axis is changed, based on the velocity information and the calculated coordinate value; and a displaying part which displays a trajectory of the tool center point based on the calculated coordinate, and displays the inversion position of the servo axis on the trajectory..
04/10/14
20140100410
 Dynamic multi-layer therapeutic magnetic device patent thumbnailDynamic multi-layer therapeutic magnetic device
A multi-layer magnetic device comprising two or more layers of containing magnets or ferromagnetic material to be applied to areas of the body of a mammal in which the first layer has one or more protrusions and the second layer has one or more receiving zones that are positioned to align with the protrusions of the first layer. At least a portion of the first layer has a first magnetic pattern, and at least a portion of the second layer has a second magnetic pattern such that, when the protrusions are aligned with the receiving zones, at least one region of the first magnetic pattern faces at least one region of the second magnetic pattern of like polarity thereby repulsing one another..
04/10/14
20140096503
 Magnetic de-icing patent thumbnailMagnetic de-icing
An apparatus has a first member having an exposed peripheral surface and an electrically and thermally conductive portion. A circumferential array of magnets of alternating polarity are mounted for rotation about an axis relative to the first member inboard of the peripheral surface, the magnets being in sufficient proximity to the electrically and thermally conductive portions so that the rotation of the magnets about the axis is effective to generate eddy currents, in turn, is effective to heat the electrically and thermally conductive portion and, thereby, heat the exposed peripheral surface..
04/03/14
20140093964
 Delivery of biological materials into cellular organelles patent thumbnailDelivery of biological materials into cellular organelles
Systems, devices, and methods for delivering a biological material into an organelle of a cell are provided. In one aspect, for example, a method for introducing biological material into an organelle of a cell includes bringing into proximity a lance and a preselected biological material outside of a cell and charging the lance with a polarity and a charge sufficient to electrically associate the preselected biological material with a tip portion of the lance.
04/03/14
20140093827
 Resist pattern formation method and resist composition patent thumbnailResist pattern formation method and resist composition
A resist pattern formation method including formation of a resist film, exposure, development, and subsequent rinsing using a resist composition containing a high-molecular compound having a constituent unit represented by the formula (a0-1), a constituent unit containing an acid decomposable group whose polarity increases by the action of an acid, and a constituent unit containing a group represented by the formula (a2-r-1). R represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or a halogenated alkyl group; ra01 represents a lactone-containing polycyclic group, an —so2-containing polycyclic group, or a cyano group-containing polycyclic group; ra′21 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a halogen atom, a halogenated alkyl group, a hydroxyl group, —coor″, —oc(═o)r″, a hydroxyalkyl group, or a cyano group; r″ represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; and n′ represents an integer of from 0 to 2..
04/03/14
20140093163
 Perceptually lossless color compression patent thumbnailPerceptually lossless color compression
A system and method of color data compression may perform variations of mrc compression including taking into consideration means and/or variances within k×k cells of an image, background texture, background smoothed color, and gradient components for determination of which parts of an image belong to the background and foreground mrc layers, for calculating thresholds values for such determinations, and determining correctness of determined thresholds and polarity, and may determine the background and foreground layer colors based on the variances, the gradient components, and neighboring pixels of non-color-assigned pixels of the background and foreground layers.. .
04/03/14
20140092707
 Operational mode switching in seismic data acquisition module via supply voltage polarization patent thumbnailOperational mode switching in seismic data acquisition module via supply voltage polarization
Described herein are various embodiments of methods and corresponding hardware and software that are configured to permit a seismic data acquisition module to switch between a data acquisition operational mode and a usb data downloading mode according to the sensed polarity of an external power supply that is connected to the module.. .
04/03/14
20140092548
 Micro damper device patent thumbnailMicro damper device
A micro damper device comprising a main body, a cover, a sensor component and a control component is provided. The main body has a first surface, a second surface, a convex and a coil.
04/03/14
20140092501
 Motor controller with reverse-bias preventing mechanism patent thumbnailMotor controller with reverse-bias preventing mechanism
A motor controller with a reverse-bias preventing mechanism includes a pre-charging unit, a protection unit, a conversion unit and a control unit. The pre-charging unit receives a power signal through a first electric-conduction path, and converts the power signal into a pre-charging signal according to a control signal.
04/03/14
20140092070
 Liquid crystal display device and driving method thereof patent thumbnailLiquid crystal display device and driving method thereof
A liquid crystal display (lcd) device and method of driving an lcd device are provided. The lcd device includes: a panel, including: a plurality of gate lines, and a plurality of data lines, an image-sticking removal apparatus configured to, when an interlaced input video is received from an external system: generate an frc pattern to be added into the input video and a polarity pattern used to output the input video to form one group, and generate at least two or more the groups formed in parallel to the gate lines during one frame, and a data driver configured to: convert image data inputted from the image-sticking removal apparatus into data voltages, invert a polarity of each of the data voltages on the basis of the polarity pattern, and output the polarity-inverted data voltages to the respective data lines..
04/03/14
20140091873
Differential signal crosstalk reduction
In some embodiments a second differential signal pair is located near a first differential signal pair. The second differential signal pair switches polarity near a middle point of a routing length of the second differential signal pair.
04/03/14
20140091841
Apparatus and methods for clock characterization
A system and method for efficiently performing timing characterization of high-speed clocks signals with low-speed input/output pins. An integrated circuit includes a clock generator that generates a high-speed clock signal.
04/03/14
20140091839
Electronic circuit with a reverse conducting transistor device
An electronic circuit includes a first transistor device with a control terminal and a load path. A drive circuit includes an input terminal and an output terminal.
04/03/14
20140091721
Led device with voltage-limiting unit and voltage-equalizing resistance
The present invention provides a led device with voltage-limiting unit and voltage-equalizing resistance in which a light-emitting unit is structured through a led being connected in parallel with a voltage-limiting unit in the same polarity, and two ends thereof being further connected in parallel with an voltage-equalizing resistance, so that when plural sets of the light-emitting units are connected in series or in series-parallel in the same polarity, the end voltage of each set is stabilized by the voltage-equalizing resistance connected in parallel with the two ends of the led and the voltage-limiting unit.. .
04/03/14
20140091642
Device and method for controlling the polarity of a microphone of a terminal device
A device for controlling the polarity of a microphone of a portable terminal includes: a microphone that includes a current control element that is connected between a first polarity terminal and a second polarity terminal; first and second connection terminals that are connected to the first polarity terminal and the second polarity terminal of the microphone; a control unit that detects the level of at least one of the first and second connection terminals and determines whether the polarity of the microphone has been normally connected; a codec that is connected to a first polarity terminal and a second polarity terminal and codes audio signals; and a polarity adjusting unit that is connected between the first and second connection terminals and the first and second polarity terminals of the codec, and switches the outputs of the first and second connection terminals under the control of the control unit in the case of an abnormal connection, so as to be connected to the codec to align polarity.. .
04/03/14
20140091384
Reverse polarity protection for n-substrate high-side switches
A semiconductor device is disclosed. In accordance with a first aspect of the present invention the device includes a semiconductor chip having a substrate, a first supply terminal electrically coupled to the substrate to provide a first supply potential (vs) and a load current to the substrate, and a second supply terminal operably provided with a second supply potential.
04/03/14
20140091215
Electro-optical inspection apparatus and method with dust or particle collection function
An electro-optical inspection apparatus is provided that is capable of preventing adhesion of dust or particles to the sample surface as much as possible. A stage (100) on which a sample (200) is placed is disposed inside a vacuum chamber (112) that can be evacuated to vacuum, and a dust collecting electrode (122) is disposed to surround a periphery of the sample (200).
04/03/14
20140090628
Internal combustion engine ignition apparatus
A resonance inductor is connected with a charging path through which an ignition condenser is charged; a first switching device controls charging of the ignition condenser; discharging of the ignition condenser is controlled by a second switching device whose collector terminal is connected with the other end of the primary coil of an ignition coil unit and whose emitter terminal is connected with the negative-polarity terminal of the ignition condenser; a clamp diode is connected between the one end of the primary coil and the collector terminal of the second switching device.. .
03/27/14
20140088399
Method of enhancing the signal-to-noise ratio (snr) of measured electrocardiogram (ecg) signals and a cardiac device for use in detecting heartbeats
A method of enhancing the signal-to-noise ratio (snr) of measured electrocardiogram (ecg) signals is provided. The method includes the steps of providing at least three cardiac input signals derived from the measured ecg signals s1 and forming a first estimate u1 s2 from each of at least three pairs of input signals.
03/27/14
20140087487
Method for repairing solar cell module
A method for repairing a solar cell module includes the following steps. A solar cell module, which is provided, includes a first and a second solar cell serially connected.
03/27/14
20140086607
Developing device and image forming apparatus including same
A developing device of the present disclosure has a developer bearing member, a toner bearing member, a bias controller. With respect to a duty ratio of the alternating current bias of a polarity with which the toner is moved from the developer bearing member to the toner bearing member, a second duty ratio that is a duty ratio of the collection bias is set to be smaller than a first duty ratio that is a duty ratio of the development bias.
03/27/14
20140085759
Power supply circuit and polarity reversal protection circuit
A power supply circuit for a voltage step-up circuit comprises a diode and a first controllable semiconductor, wherein the diode is connected in series to the first controllable semiconductor in a main current direction of the first controllable semiconductor. The diode electrically connects an output of the first controllable semiconductor to an output of the power supply circuit.
03/27/14
20140085356
Liquid crystal display device and method of driving the same
According to one embodiment, a liquid crystal display device includes an array substrate, a counter substrate, a liquid crystal layer and a driving unit. The driving unit is configured to perform polarity inversion driving by applying, to the pixel electrode, positive and negative video signals.
03/27/14
20140085347
Electro-optic apparatus, driving method therefor, and electronics device
A drive circuit is configured to, during a first period, sequentially select each of pairs of odd-number-th and even-number-th scanning lines and write an off electric potential into pixels corresponding the selected scanning lines; during a second period, sequentially select each of pairs of odd-number-th and even-number-th scanning lines and write gray-scale electric potentials in accordance with the selected odd-number-th scanning line into pixels corresponding to the selected odd-number-th and even-number-th scanning lines; and during a third period, sequentially select each of even-number-th scanning lines and write gray-scale electric potentials in accordance with the selected even-number-th scanning line into pixels corresponding to the selected scanning line. A common electric potential supply circuit reverses the polarity of a common electric potential during a polarity reverse period between the first period and the second period..
03/27/14
20140085345
Common electrode voltage compensating method, apparatus and timing controller
A common electrode voltage compensating method, apparatus and a timing controller, the method comprising making statistics for grey scale data of every pixel for displaying a display picture; calculating a grey scale shifting rate between two adjacent rows of pixels, and obtaining common electrode voltage compensation signal parameters based on the grey scale shifting rate; generating positive/negative polarity information of the common electrode voltage compensation signal parameters based on a pixel voltage polarity inversion signal; generating a common electrode voltage compensation control signal based on the common electrode voltage compensation signal parameters and the positive/negative polarity thereof. The common electrode voltage compensating method, apparatus and timing controller address the problem of display picture pixels grey scale shifting due to a reversion of the positive/negative polarity of grey scale voltage..
03/27/14
20140085287
Devices and methods for reducing power to drive pixels of a display
The present disclosure relates to various techniques, systems, devices, and methods for driving high resolution monitors while reducing artifacts thereon. Data may be stored on pixels of a display such that a first half of the pixels of the display (e.g., arranged in a checkerboard fashion) have data of a first polarity stored on them during a first half of a frame, then a second half of the pixels of the display have data of a second polarity stored on them during a second half of the frame.
03/27/14
20140085286
Liquid crystal display apparatus and driving method thereof
An lcd apparatus has a first scan line transmitting a first scan signal, a second scan line transmitting a second scan signal, a data line intersecting the first and second scan lines, a switch element electrically coupled to the first scan line and the data line, a pixel electrode electrically coupled to the switch element, a coupling capacitance electrically coupled to the pixel electrode and the second scan line. The second scan line has three different voltage levels.
03/27/14
20140085279
Liquid crystal display device, method of driving liquid crystal display device, and television receiver
Data signal lines, scanning signal lines, and pixels are formed in each of first and second regions of a liquid crystal panel, and the first half of a current frame and the second half of the current frame are written to the first and second regions, respectively. A data signal with polarity inverted for each vertical scanning period is supplied to each data signal line.
03/27/14
20140085242
Image-display-device drive method, image display device, and image display system
Discharge for detecting the position coordinates of an electronic pen is caused stably, and the position coordinates are detected accurately. For this purpose, in a driving method of an image display device, an image display subfield, a y-coordinate detection subfield, and an x-coordinate detection subfield are set in one field.
03/27/14
20140085101
Devices and methods to facilitate affective feedback using wearable computing devices
Various embodiments relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and computing devices, including mobile and wearable computing devices, and more specifically, to devices and techniques for assessing affective states of a user based on data derived from, for example, a wearable computing device. In one embodiment, an apparatus including a wearable housing configured to couple to a portion of a limb at its distal end, a subset of physiological sensors and a processor configured to execute instructions configured to calculate a portion of an intensity associated with an affective state for each of the physiological, form an intensity value based on the portions of the intensity and determine a polarity value of the intensity value.
03/27/14
20140084993
Semiconductor device
According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes: a substrate; a first circuit portion; and a second circuit portion. The first circuit portion includes: a first and a second switching elements, and a first and a second diodes.
03/27/14
20140084344
Compound semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same
A compound semiconductor device includes: an electron transit layer formed of a compound semiconductor; and an electrode formed so as to overlie the electron transit layer with an insulating film interposed between the electron transit layer and the electrode, wherein part of the electron transit layer below the electrode are formed such that a first compound semiconductor having a first polar face and a second compound semiconductor having a second polar face are alternately arranged, and polarization charges in the first polar face have opposite polarity to polarization charges in the second polar face.. .
03/27/14
20140083989
Systems and methods providing low current regulation for ac arc welding processes
Systems and methods providing low current regulation for ac arc welding processes to regulate arc welding performance. In arc welding power source embodiments, configurations of bridge and arc regulation circuits allow for the directional switching of the welding output current through the welding output circuit path and induce a voltage between the electrode and the workpiece of the welding output circuit path that is sufficient to re-ignite the arc during polarity transition of the output current.
03/27/14
20140082930
Semi-automatic method for manufacturing an electrochemical li-ion battery
A semi-automatic method for making a li-ion electrochemical accumulator according to which a continuous electrolytic separator strip is automatically wound on two-sided electrodes manually and alternately stacked according to their polarity. By the method, it is not necessary to assemble or manually cut out each electrolytic separator inserted between two adjacent electrodes in the stack and of opposite polarity..
03/20/14
20140080068
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.. .
03/20/14
20140079471
Welding method and welded joint structure
The invention is a welding method capable of controlling an arc heat distribution on a groove face of a base metal, which comprises increasing or decreasing the melting rate of a welding wire relative to the feeding rate of the welding wire by changing the characteristic of an arc current to thereby change an arc generating position of a fusing end of the welding wire, wherein an ac arc welding operation is performed by changing the polarity of the welding wire as the characteristic of the arc current; and a welded joint structure formed by the welding method.. .
03/20/14
20140079418
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a power source to output a voltage having an alternating waveform to transfer a toner image from an image bearing member to a recording medium. A time-averaged value (vave) of the voltage has a polarity in a transfer direction, in which the toner image is transferred from the image bearing member to the recording medium, and an absolute value of the time-averaged value is greater than a midpoint value (voff) of the voltage intermediate between a maximum value and a minimum value of the voltage.
03/20/14
20140078828
Nvm with charge pump and method therefor
A non-volatile memory device comprises an array of memory cells and a charge pump coupled to the memory cells. The charge pump is dynamically reconfigurable to operate in a bypass mode to provide a first voltage to the memory cells, a program mode to provide the first voltage to the memory cells, and an erase mode to provide a second voltage that has inverse polarity of the first voltage..
03/20/14
20140078196
Drive circuit and drive method for display device
An object of the invention of the present application is to drive data signal lines accurately by pulse width modulation driving and display gradations accurately. A pwm pattern generating circuit (12) generates 2q sets of pwm patterns associated with combinations of a gradation and the polarity of a gradation voltage.
03/20/14
20140078035
Electrophoretic display device and driving method thereof
An electrophoretic display device is provided, in which an image update period is constituted with a reset period including at least a stirring pulse for stirring electrophoretic particles and a compensation pulse for suppressing accumulation of the residual dc component and with a set period including a set pulse for applying, to intended pixels, a voltage of polarity for making transition to black or white for a prescribed amount of time according to a next image. The voltage waveforms for each display gradation are so designed that a period where a positive voltage is applied to a counter electrode and a period where a negative voltage is applied do not overlap with each other, and a compensation pulse is applied after the stirring pulse which sets all the pixels of the display unit to a white or black base state.
03/20/14
20140077831
Linear motor for a device for testing printed circuit boards and device for testing printed circuit boards
The invention relates to a linear motor for a device for testing a printed circuit board. The linear motor comprises a stator and a rotor, wherein the stator comprises a row of permanent magnets arranged side by side and alternating in their polarity, and wherein the rotor is formed from a printed circuit board on which conductor paths form magnet coils arranged side by side and each having several windings, which magnet coils, when carrying a current, apply a linear acceleration force to the rotor, so that the rotor is moved relative to the stator, wherein the printed circuit board is folded, so that the several windings of each magnet coil are distributed among several layers of the printed circuit board, which are placed on top of one another by folding the printed circuit board..
03/20/14
20140077601
Inverter that converts dc power into ac power
An inverter converts a direct-current (dc) power supplied from different dc power supplies into an alternate-current (ac) power formed by a quasi sinusoidal wave and then outputs the thus converted ac power. A first absolute-value setting switch to a fourth absolute-value setting switch are switched to generate absolute values of ac power by using a combination of a power-supply voltage supplied from each dc power supply and a voltage generated from a voltage supplied from each dc power supply.
03/20/14
20140077151
Optoelectric device with semiconductor microwires or nanowires and method for manufacturing the same
An optoelectric device including microwires or nanowires on a support, each microwire or nanowire including at least one portion mainly containing a iii-v compound in contact with the support, wherein the iii-v compound is based on a first group-v element and on a second group-iii element, wherein a surface of the support includes first areas of a first material promoting the growth of the iii-v compound according to the polarity of the first element distributed in a second area of a second material promoting the growth of the compound according to the polarity of the second element, the microwires or nanowires being located on the first areas.. .
03/20/14
20140076858
Co2 globular transfer
The invention described herein generally pertains to a system and method for generating a negative polarity welding output current waveform to control a welding process. An electric arc welding system generates an electric welding waveform with portions in a negative polarity.
03/20/14
20140076656
Relative rotational angular displacement detection device, torque detection device, torque control device, and vehicle
A permanent magnet includes magnetic poles that are arranged so as to alternate in polarity in the circumferential direction of the axis of rotation. The magnet is attached to one of a pair of rotatable members.
03/20/14
20140076064
Relative rotational angular displacement detection device, torque detection device, torque control device, and vehicle
A relative rotational angular displacement detection device includes a pair of rotatable members relatively rotatable in a circumferential direction. A permanent magnet is attached to one of the rotatable members and includes magnetic poles magnetized in an axial direction of the axis of rotation and arranged to alternate in polarity in the circumferential direction.
03/13/14
20140074190
System and method for independently operating multiple neurostimulation channels
A multi-channel neurostimulation system comprises a plurality of electrical terminals configured for being respectively coupled to a plurality of electrodes, stimulation output circuitry including electrical source circuitry of the same polarity configured for generating a plurality of pulsed electrical waveforms in a plurality of timing channels, and control circuitry configured for instructing the stimulation output circuitry to serially couple the electrical source circuitry to different sets of the electrodes when pulses of the respective pulsed electrical waveforms do not temporally overlap each other, and for instructing the stimulation output circuitry to couple the electrical source circuitry to a union of the different electrode sets when pulses of the respective pulsed electrical waveforms temporally overlap each other.. .
03/13/14
20140074000
Knee brace for continual electro-acupunctural stimulation; in vivo and in situ tissue engineering
A knee brace for continual electro-acupuncture stimulation system comprises: a first electrode configured to electrically coupled to acupuncture point “heting (s 156)”; a second electrode configured to electrically coupled to acupuncture point “spleen 10”; a third electrode configured to electrically coupled to acupuncture point “stomach 34”; a fourth electrode configured to electrically coupled to acupuncture point “hsiyen (s 145)”; a fifth electrode configured to electrically coupled to acupuncture point “stomach 35”; a sixth electrode configured to electrically coupled to acupuncture point “bladder 40”. The first, second, and third electrodes are connected to a polarity of voltage, and the fourth, fifth, and sixth electrodes are connected to an opposite polarity of voltage, such that electric currents flow in a body of a patient to achieve analgesia, cartilage repair and regeneration in the knee joint..
03/13/14
20140072015
Wide range temperature control system for semiconductor manufacturing equipment using thermoelectric element
A wide range temperature control system for semiconductor manufacturing equipment uses a thermoelectric element applied to a chiller that is a temperature control device for semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The refrigerant circulated through a refrigerant tank passes through thermoelectric element block groups and is cooling and heating controlled, outputs of the thermoelectric element block groups are then supplied to a load, a heat exchanger using process cooling water (pcw) is configured in the refrigerant tank in which the refrigerant recirculated from a working load is stored, a heater for high temperature heating is further configured, some of the thermoelectric element block groups at a high temperature are bypassed through a variable valve, the polarity of a voltage is reversed in the thermoelectric element block groups through which a high-temperature refrigerant passes, and a part of an insulating element adjacent to the refrigerant is maintained at a lower temperature than the refrigerant..
03/13/14
20140071751
Soft erasure of memory cells
Apparatus and method for managing data in a memory, such as but not limited to a flash memory array. In accordance with some embodiments, a soft erasure is performed on a block of memory cells by toggling an erasure status value without otherwise affecting a written state of the cells in the block.
03/13/14
20140071728
Read-disturbance-free nonvolatile content addressable memory (cam)
Voltage controlled magnetoelectric tunnel junction (mej) based content addressable memory is described which provides efficient high speed switching of mejs toward eliminating any read disturbance of written data. Each cell of said cam having two mejs and transistor circuitry for performing a write at voltages of a first polarity, and reads at voltages of a second polarity.
03/13/14
20140071196
Image forming apparatus and image forming method
Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including a head configured to discharge an aqueous recording liquid onto a recording medium; and a coating unit configured to apply a process liquid onto the recording medium, wherein the process liquid is formed by emulsifying, by a first surfactant, water including a water-soluble polymer and a low polarity solvent which is not compatible with the water, wherein the water and the low polarity solvent are emulsified as a w/o emulsion in which the water is in a dispersed phase and the low polarity solvent is in a continuous phase.. .
03/13/14
20140071184
Driving method and apparatus of liquid crystal display apparatus, and liquid crystal display apparatus
The present disclosure provides a driving method and apparatus of a liquid crystal display apparatus and a liquid crystal display apparatus, and belongs to a liquid crystal display field. The driving method comprises: generating gray scale data of sub-pixels according to received image data; taking a plurality of sub-pixels as a processing unit, generating gray scale voltage polarity signals, which are used for making gray scale voltages of the plurality of sub-pixels tend to zero entirely, respectively corresponding to the gray scale data of the plurality of sub-pixels; outputting the gray scale data and the corresponding polarity signal of the each sub-pixel to a source driver of the liquid crystal display apparatus.
03/13/14
20140071105
Display device
A controller in an intermediate inversion drive mode causes a source driver to alternate polarities of voltages applied to pixel electrodes connected to one of source signal lines per plural gate signal lines, and to apply the voltages so that a pair of the pixel electrodes, which are connected to one of the gate signal lines and to source signal lines adjacent to each other, are subjected to different voltage application in polarity from each other, the source driver alternating polarities of the voltages applied to the respective pixel electrodes for each frame. When the source driver, in the intermediate inversion drive mode, applies the voltages sequentially to the pixel electrodes connected to one of the source signal lines, the controller sets a longer voltage application period for the inverted electrode than for the equivalent electrode..
03/13/14
20140071036
Invoking a user environment based on device cover
A device cover includes a device cover identifier. A computing device includes a device cover identifier reader for reading the device cover identifier, and the computing device invokes a user environment associated with the device cover identifier.
03/13/14
20140070972
Circuit for digitizing a sum of signals
A circuit for digitizing a sum of a first input signal and a plurality of second input signals has a passive adder that sums the second input signals and outputs a summation signal and a multi-bit quantizer circuit. The quanitzer circuit compares the summation signal at a first comparator input with a signal at a second comparator input, which is derived from the first input signal and has an appropriate polarity so that the difference between the summation signal and the signal at the second comparator input is indicative of the sum of the first input signal and the plurality of second input signals.
03/13/14
20140070902
Binary bi-phase shift modulator
A binary bi-phase shift modulator having an input piezoelectric transducer and an output piezoelectric transducer connected in series between a radio frequency input and a radio frequency output. A fixed dc pole voltage having a first polarity is connected to one of the transducers.
03/13/14
20140070730
Arc management with voltage reversal and improved recovery
Systems and methods for arc handling in plasma processing operations are disclosed. The method includes providing current with a power supply to a plasma load at a first voltage polarity and energizing an energy storage device so when it is energized, the energy storage device applies a reverse polarity voltage that has a magnitude that is as least as great as the first voltage polarity.
03/13/14
20140070385
Flip-chip package structure and method for an integrated switching power supply
Disclosed are flip-chip package structures and methods for an integrated switching power supply. In one embodiment, a flip-chip package structure can include: (i) a die with an integrated switching power supply, where a first surface of the die includes first bumps with different polarities; (ii) a redistribution layer including redistribution layer units, each having a first surface to connect bumps with a same polarity from the first bumps, the redistribution layer having a second surface including second bumps to redistribute polarities; (iii) a lead frame having pins, where a first surface of the lead frame can connect bumps with a same polarity from the second bumps; and (iv) a flip-chip package configured to package the die, the redistribution layer, the first and second bumps, and the lead frame, where a second surface of the lead frame provides electrical connectivity between the integrated switching power supply and a pcb..
03/13/14
20140070159
Novel rram structure at sti with si-based selector
An rram at an sti region is disclosed with a vertical bjt selector. Embodiments include defining an sti region in a substrate, implanting dopants in the substrate to form a well of a first polarity around and below an sti region bottom portion, a band of a second polarity over the well on opposite sides of the sti region, and an active area of the first polarity over each band of second polarity at the surface of the substrate, forming a hardmask on the active areas, removing an sti region top portion to form a cavity, forming an rram liner on cavity side and bottom surfaces, forming a top electrode in the cavity, removing a portion of the hardmask to form spacers on opposite sides of the cavity, and implanting a dopant of the second polarity in a portion of each active area remote from the cavity..
03/06/14
20140067370
Learning opinion-related patterns for contextual and domain-dependent opinion detection
A method for extracting opinion-related patterns includes receiving a corpus of reviews, the reviews each including an explicit rating of a topic. The reviews are partitioned among a predefined plurality of classes, based on the ranking.
03/06/14
20140067368
Determining synonym-antonym polarity in term vectors
A document-term matrix may be generated based on a corpus. A term representation matrix may be generated based on modifying a plurality of elements of the document-term matrix based on antonym information included in the corpus.
03/06/14
20140067134
Actuator with diagnostics
A system incorporating an actuator. The actuator may have a motor unit with motor controller connected to it.
03/06/14
20140065987
Generation and reception of inverse circular polarized waves
A method is disclosed to generate inverse circular waves in opposite circular polarities. A method is disclosed to receive circular polarity signals in the presence of inverse interfering linear signals..
03/06/14
20140065453
Electrochemical energy storage cell and electrochemical energy storage device comprising at least one such electrochemical energy storage cell
An electrochemical energy storage cell (10) includes an electrode assembly (12), which comprises at least one first electrode (14) of a first polarity and at least one second electrode (16) of a second polarity, and a film-like casing (24), which at least partially encloses the electrode assembly (12). To improve safety, the casing (24) comprises at least one first functional layer (243), which is designed to be at least partially electrically conductive and is connected to the at least one first electrode (14) of the electrode assembly (12) in an electrically conductive manner (21), and at least one electrical insulating layer (245), which separates the first functional layer (243) of the casing (24) in a layering direction (25) of the casing from the electrode assembly (12) in the normal operating state of the energy storage cell (10)..
03/06/14
20140064761
Image forming apparatus
A transfer bias voltage supplier supplies, to a transfer member, a transfer bias voltage of a polarity opposite to the polarity of toner. The absolute value of transfer bias voltage to be supplied to the transfer member when a leading/trailing end of the sheet is passed through the nip portion is set smaller than when a toner image transfer region of the sheet is passed through the nip portion.
03/06/14
20140063884
Inverter device
In an inverter device, a first three-level circuit includes first to fourth preceding-stage switch elements connected in series between a first input end and a ground and a first charging and discharging capacitor. A second three-level circuit includes fifth to eighth preceding-stage switch elements connected in series between a second input end and the ground and a second charging and discharging capacitor.
03/06/14
20140062984
Liquid crystal display device
According to one embodiment, a liquid crystal display device includes an array substrate, a counter-substrate, a liquid crystal layer and a signal line driver. The array substrate includes a signal line, a pixel electrode, and a thin-film transistor.
03/06/14
20140062475
Systems and methods for shim current calculation
A method includes receiving a forward spatial encoding polarity magnetic resonance (mr) coil image and a reverse spatial encoding polarity mr coil image generated from data obtained with a magnetic field gradient that is reversed with respect to the magnetic field gradient with which the forward spatial encoding polarity mr coil image is acquired. The method also includes performing an iterative shift map calculation algorithm to determine a pixel shift map corresponding to a minimized difference between the forward and reverse spatial encoding polarity mr coil images, converting the pixel shift map into a magnetic field shift map by determining a magnetic field value corresponding to each pixel in the pixel shift map, and providing the magnetic field shift map as an input to a shim calculation process that includes determining a level of at least one shim current..
03/06/14
20140062410
Electrochemical energy storage cell and electrochemical energy storage apparatus comprising at least one such electrochemical energy storage cell
An electrochemical energy storage cell has an electrode assembly, containing at least one first electrode of a first polarity and at least one second electrode of a second polarity, a film-like casing, which at least partially encloses the electrode assembly; and at least one first current-conducting device, which is connected to at least one first electrode of the electrode assembly in an electrically conductive manner and projects out of the casing at least partially, and at least one second current-conducting device, which is connected to at least one second electrode of the electrode assembly in an electronically conductive manner and projects out of the casing at least partially.. .
03/06/14
20140062241
Magnetic shear force transfer device
A magnetic shear force transfer device for transferring shear forces across a non-magnetic gap includes a first magnetic structure comprising concentric circular tracks of magnetic sources magnetically printed into a first magnetizable material a second magnetic structure comprising concentric circular tracks of magnetic sources magnetically printed into a second magnetizable material. Each concentric circular track has an even number of magnetic sources where adjoining magnetic sources alternate in polarity.


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