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Date/App# patent app List of recent Polarity-related patents
07/21/16
20160212545 
new patent Magnet and coil assembly
A magnet and coil assembly comprises a multi-pole magnetic structure, a coil, an object associated with the coil, and a circuitry for applying a current through the coil. The multi-pole magnetic structure comprises a plurality of magnetic source regions that each extend from a first side of said multi-pole magnetic structure to a second side of said multi-pole magnetic structure and include a first magnetic source region having a first polarity and a second magnetic source region having a second polarity.
Correlated Magnetics Research, Llc.


07/21/16
20160212247 
new patent Method, apparatus, and computer readable medium for signaling high efficiency packet formats using a legacy portion of the preamble in wireless local-area networks
Methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media for signaling high-efficiency packet formats using a legacy portion of the preamble in wireless local-area networks are disclosed. A high-efficiency (he) wireless local area network (hew) device including circuitry is disclosed.

07/21/16
20160211138 
new patent Finfet structure with different fin heights and forming the same
A method for forming finfets comprises forming a plurality of first fins and a plurality of second fins over a substrate and embedded in isolation regions, depositing a first photoresist layer over the substrate, removing the first photoresist layer over an n-type region, applying a first ion implantation process to the first isolation regions, wherein dopants with a first polarity type are implanted in the first isolation regions, depositing a second photoresist layer over the substrate, removing the second photoresist layer over a p-type region, applying a second ion implantation process to the second isolation regions, wherein dopants with a second polarity type are implanted in the second isolation regions, applying an annealing process to the isolation regions and recessing the first isolation regions and the second isolation regions through an etching process.. .
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211020 
new patent Control resistive random-access memory
A control method of a resistive random-access memory is provided. Firstly, an action is performed on the resistive random-access memory, so that the resistive random-access memory has a specified state.
Ememory Technology Inc.


07/21/16
20160211016 
new patent Rram and read operation for rram
According to one embodiment, a method of rram operations is provided. The method includes the following operations: providing a first voltage difference across a resistor of the rram during a read operation; and providing a second voltage difference across the resistor of the rram during a reset operation, wherein the first voltage difference has the same polarity as the second voltage difference..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited


07/21/16
20160210917 
new patent Polarity inversion control device for liquid crystal display, liquid crystal display device, and driving method thereof
To provide a liquid crystal display device and the like capable of achieving a function with which the charging polarity for the liquid crystal panel is not deviated even when the frame rate for writing to the liquid crystal panel changes dynamically only with simple structures and low power consumption. A polarity inversion control circuit is for supplying polarity inversion signals to the liquid crystal panel, and it is characterized to switch the levels of the polarity inversion signals in such a manner that a difference between an integrated value of frame periods when the polarity inversion signal is in a first level and an integrated value of the frame periods when the polarity inversion signal is in a second level becomes small..
Nlt Technologies, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160210916 
new patent Liquid crystal display apparatus
A display apparatus includes a display panel and a driving circuit. The display panel includes pixels.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209950 
new patent Liquid crystal display device and driving the same
Provided is a liquid crystal display device including: a plurality of pixel electrodes to which a display voltage is supplied; a common electrode forming first capacitance with the plurality of pixel electrodes, and having a common voltage supplied thereto; a plurality of sensing electrodes forming second capacitance with the common electrode, and having a touch driving signal supplied thereto; and a touch controller supplying the touch driving signal, wherein a voltage of the common electrode includes a first ripple component that is generated due to variation in the display voltage and a second ripple component that is generated due to variation in the touch driving signal, and the touch controller supplies the touch driving signal such that a polarity of the second ripple component is determined based on a polarity of the first ripple component.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209787 
new patent Transfer device, image forming apparatus
A transfer device includes a conveyance belt, a transfer roller, and a stretch roller. The conveyance belt is in contact with an image carrier that carries a toner image, and conveys a sheet via a contact position with the image carrier.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


07/21/16
20160209785 
new patent Transfer device, image forming apparatus
A transfer device (35) includes a conveyance belt (351), a transfer roller (352), and a stretch roller (354). The conveyance belt (351) is in contact with an image carrier (31) that carries a toner image, and conveys a sheet via a contact position with the image carrier (31).
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


07/21/16
20160209723 
new patent

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.


07/21/16
20160209243 
new patent

Direct coupling of a capacitive sensor to a delta-sigma converter


Embodiments of an apparatus for direct coupling of a capacitive sensor to a delta-sigma converter are described. One apparatus includes a sensor, a charge coupling circuit configured to transfer at least a portion of charge generated by the sensor to an integrating circuit, a first charge feedback circuit configured to feed back charge to the sensor, a second charge feedback circuit configured to feed back charge to the integrating circuit, a comparing circuit configured to detect accumulated charge at the integrating circuit for a current cycle to determine a polarity of charge feedback for a subsequent cycle, and a logic circuit configured to provide a digital output corresponding to the sensed quantity and also configured to provide the polarity of charge feedback determined by the comparing circuit to the first charge feedback circuit and also to the second charge feedback circuit..
Ion Geophysical Corporation


07/21/16
20160209242 
new patent

Displacement measuring device and displacement measuring method


A phase detector includes a sampling signal generator configured to generate a sampling signal at an edge of a scale signal, a counter configured to count up a count value according to a clock pulse every certain time and to output the count value at a timing instructed by the sampling signal, an edge polarity determinator configured to determine whether an edge polarity of the scale signal is a rising edge or a falling edge and to generate an adjustment signal when the polarity of the edge where the sampling signal is generated is a falling edge and an adjuster configured to add a predetermined adjustment amount to the count value output from the counter when receiving the adjustment signal.. .
Mitutoyo Corporation


07/21/16
20160208791 
new patent

Apparatus for pumping fluid


The present invention includes an electrochemical actuator pump and method of making the same, comprising a membrane electrode assembly comprising an ion exchange membrane, a first and a second catalyzed porous electrode in contact with opposing sides of the ion exchange membrane; a first gas chamber in fluid communication with the first electrode, and a second gas chamber in fluid communication with the second electrode; and a controller for controllably reversing the polarity of a voltage source electrically coupled to the first and second electrodes, wherein the controller causes a first polarity at the first electrode to function as an anode and the second electrode to function as a cathode, wherein the first polarity simultaneously decreases the hydrogen gas pressure in the first hydrogen gas chamber and increases the hydrogen gas pressure in the second hydrogen gas chamber, with additional embodiment using mof or ni—h batteries.. .
Lynntech, Inc.


07/14/16
20160204792 

Semiconductor device and semiconductor device operating method


A semiconductor device includes an analog-digital converter circuit. The analog-digital converter circuit includes a delay cell array that includes n-number (n is a natural number of 2 or more) of serially-coupled delay cells, receives a reference clock signal, and utilizes an analog input signal as the power supply voltage for delay cells in each stage, and an encoder that encodes the output signal of the delay cells in each stage of the delay cell array.
Renesas Electronics Corporation


07/14/16
20160204771 

Mitigation of common mode disturbances in an h-bridge driver


A method for reducing common-mode disturbances during power-on and power-off modal transitions in a current driver includes providing a programmable current source operative to generate a current having a controllable rise-time and controlling the programmable current source such that a rise-time of the current generated by the current driver is set to a first rise-time value during power-on and power-off modes of operation and is set to a second rise-time value during polarity transitions in a data mode of operation of the current driver, the first rise-time value being greater than the second rise-time value.. .
Avago Technologies General Ip (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


07/14/16
20160203861 

Memory cells, memory systems, and memory programming methods


Memory cells, memory systems and methods are described. In one embodiment, a memory cell includes electrodes and a memory element, and a first electrically conductive structure is formed within dielectric material providing the memory element in a low resistance state as a result of a first voltage of a first polarity being applied across the electrodes.
Micron Technology, Inc.


07/14/16
20160203780 

Liquid crystal display device


A driving circuit of a liquid crystal display device (100) is arranged to perform: a first polarity-inverting refresh operation during a first refresh period (b), of supplying, to only pixels in odd-numbered rows or even-numbered rows among the plurality of pixels, pixel voltages of opposite polarities to those of voltages which are retained in those pixels; a pause operation of not supplying a pixel voltage to any of the plurality of pixels during a pause period after the first refresh period, the pause period having a longer duration than that of any refresh period; and a second polarity-inverting refresh operation during a second refresh period (c) immediately after the pause operation, of supplying, to only pixels in the even-numbered rows or odd-numbered rows to which opposite-polarity pixel voltages were not supplied by the first polarity-inverting refresh operation, pixel voltages of opposite polarities to those of voltages which are retained in those pixels, where any refresh period is defined as a duration corresponding to a frame period which is determined in accordance with an input video signal.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


07/14/16
20160203779 

Liquid crystal display apparatus, source driver and controlling polarity of driving signals thereof


A liquid crystal display apparatus, a source driver, and a method for controlling polarity of driving signals thereof are provided. The source driver includes a signal receiving interface, a decoder, and a controller.
Novatek Microelectronics Corp.


07/14/16
20160203775 

Method and system for writing data to mems display elements


Charge balanced display data writing methods use write and hold cycles of opposite polarity during selected frame update periods. The transitions between voltages of opposite polarity are sufficiently brief that the display elements do not change state.
Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.


07/14/16
20160202644 

Image forming apparatus with a controller to set transfer bias


An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member to bear a toner image charged with a predetermined polarity, and a power source to apply a bias to a transfer portion to transfer the toner image from the image bearing member to a recording medium, a polarity of the bias being changed alternately. The toner image formed with toner of a plurality of colors is transferred in a color mode and the toner image formed with toner of a single color is transferred in a monochrome mode.

07/14/16
20160202642 

Image forming apparatus


To remove toner, which is primarily transferred onto an intermediate transfer member, from the intermediate transfer member, a digital multifunction peripheral includes a first control unit that controls a second bias applicator to apply to a secondary transfer roller a bias of the opposite polarity to the charged toner when the toner passes through a position where the secondary transfer roller is placed, and a second control unit that, after the operation of the first control unit, controls a second bias applicator to apply to the secondary transfer roller a bias of the same polarity as the charged toner and controls a pre-brush bias applicator to apply to a pre-brush a bias of the opposite polarity to the toner.. .
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


07/14/16
20160202296 

Sensorless rotor angle detection circuit and a permanent magnet synchronous machine


An estimate of the initial position of a rotor is made by monitoring sensed motor current signals which are amplitude and phase modulated with the rotor flux position in response to a high frequency voltage signal injection. The motor current signals are envelope detected to determine zero crossing points.
Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.


07/14/16
20160202286 

Continuous self-test in capacitive sensor


A capacitive sensor device includes capacitive elements for detecting at least two inertial channels. At least one of the inertial channels comprises at least two self-test tones with distinctive fundamental frequencies.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160200124 

Inkjet recording apparatus


An inkjet recording apparatus includes a recording head, a conveyance section, a first voltage applying section, and a second power supplying section. The recording head ejects ink onto a recording sheet.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


07/14/16
20160199784 

Separating and demineralizing biomolecule solutions by electrodialysis


Methods and systems are provided for separation and/or purification of biomolecule(s) from a solution and for demineralization of a solution containing biomolecule(s) and ion(s). The methods and systems described herein include one or more ion exchange membrane(s), (e.g., ion exchange membrane(s) capable of water splitting), in an electrochemical cell, from which bound biomolecule(s) or ion(s) may be recovered from the membrane and separated from other components present in the solution by reversing the polarity of the electrodes.

07/14/16
20160199765 

Nonwoven fabric, air purifier using the same, and producing nonwoven fabric


A nonwoven fabric includes a nanofiber. The nanofiber includes a core portion and a sheath portion covering at least a part of a surface of the core portion.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160197564 

Systems and methods for non-thermal plasma over liquid direct ion injection


A system for performing ozone water treatment comprises a voltage supply circuit and a plasma eductor reactor. The voltage supply circuit includes an h-bridge controller and driver, a transformer, and an output port.

07/07/16
20160197543 

Electromagnetic segmented-capacitor propulsion system


The present invention discloses electromagnetic propulsion systems and methods. The electromagnetic propulsion or thrusting systems include a multi-element capacitor, a means for charging and discharging the capacitor, a means for rotating parts of the capacitor, one or more electromagnetic coils, and a means for periodically shaping the intensity, duration and polarity of magnetic fields from the coils.

07/07/16
20160197527 

Motor


A rotor of a motor includes first and second rotor cores, a field magnet, and a commutator magnet. The first and second rotor cores each include a core base and a plurality of claw poles.
Asmo Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160197398 

Slot antenna built into a vehicle body panel


Slot antennas built into metallic body panels utilize the vehicle body itself as an antenna radiator. Building the slot antennas directly into the metallic body panels converts the vehicle body from functioning as an rf shield into an rf antenna, which significantly improves mobile communication reception for a wide range of rf communication devices.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


07/07/16
20160197372 

Welding apparatus and a welding separator of electrical device


An electric device is capable of preventing a heat-resistant material of a separator from scattering even when the electric device vibrates or receives shocks. The electric device has a power generating element formed by alternately laminating a first electrode, a second electrode of a polarity different from the first electrode with a separator interposed therebetween.
Shin-etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160196789 

Liquid crystal display device and driving method therefor


The liquid crystal display device performs an intermission driving. The liquid crystal display device includes a polarity indication section, which controls a driving section included in the liquid crystal display device so that the data voltages to be written to the pixel formation portions in a first refreshing frame included in the drive period have a same polarity as of the data voltages written to the pixel formation portions in the refreshing frame immediately preceding the first refreshing frame and that the data voltage polarity is inverted for each refreshing frame during the drive period, if the drive period includes an even number of the refreshing frames..

07/07/16
20160196564 

Systems and methods for analyzing consumer sentiment with social perspective insight


The present invention relates to systems and methods for cloud based consumer sentiment analysis with social insights. Data is integrated from a plurality of data sources, including a structured data source, an unstructured data source, a social data source, and a syndicated data source.
Saama Technologies Inc.


07/07/16
20160196428 

System and detecting stack pivot programming exploit


Systems, methods and media are shown for detecting a stack pivot programming exploit that involve extracting return addresses from a call stack from a snapshot of a running program and, for each extracted return address, identifying a stack frame and following frame from stack pointer information, checking whether the stack is consistent with the type of stack generated by the operating system and architecture conventions, and alerting that a stack pivot is likely if an anomaly in stack layout is found. Some examples involve determining whether the stack frame and following frame follow consistently in one of ascending or descending addresses.
Leviathan, Inc.


07/07/16
20160195994 

Touch input device


A touch input device includes a touch panel, a press detection signal generating unit and a touch detection signal generating unit. The touch panel is formed by laminating a piezoelectric sensor and a capacitive sensor.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160195853 

Discrete-time analog circuit, transmitting device, and receiving device


A discrete-time analog circuit comprises: a voltage-current conversion circuit that converts an input voltage signal into a current signal and outputs the current signal; and a charge inverting circuit that is connected to an output terminal of the voltage-current conversion circuit to perform charge sharing. The charge inverting circuit includes 2m capacitors (m is an integer greater than or equal to 1) that are provided parallel to each other.
Panasonic Corporation


07/07/16
20160195814 

Pattern formation method, electronic-device production method, and processing agent


There is provided a pattern formation method comprising: a step (1) of forming a film using an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition which contains a resin of which, due to a polarity being increased by an action of an acid, solubility decreases with respect to a developer which includes an organic solvent; a step (2) of exposing the film to an actinic ray or radiation; a step (3) of forming a target process pattern by developing the film using a developer which includes an organic solvent; and a step (4) of obtaining a processed pattern by applying a processing agent which includes a compound (x) which has at least one of a primary amino group and a secondary amino group with respect to the target process pattern.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


07/07/16
20160194531 

Adhesive and light-emitting device


This adhesive contains an epoxy compound, a cationic catalyst, and an acrylic resin that includes acrylic acid and an acrylic acid ester having a hydroxyl group. The acrylic acid in the acrylic resin reacts with the epoxy compound, creating a link between the acrylic resin island part and the epoxy compound sea part, and strengthening the anchoring effect with respect to the epoxy compound sea part by roughening the surface of an oxide film.
Dexerials Corporation


07/07/16
20160194224 

Systems and methods for non-thermal plasma over liquid direct ion injection


A system for performing ozone water treatment comprises a voltage supply circuit and a plasma eductor reactor. The voltage supply circuit includes an h-bridge controller and driver, a transformer, and an output port.

06/30/16
20160191024 

Implementing clock receiver with low jitter and enhanced duty cycle


A method and a clock receiver circuit for implementing low jitter and enhanced duty cycle, and a design structure on which the subject circuit resides are provided. The clock receiver circuit accepts single-ended complementary metal oxide semiconductor (cmos) and differential clock signals.

06/30/16
20160191023 

Implementing clock receiver with low jitter and enhanced duty cycle


A method and a clock receiver circuit for implementing low jitter and enhanced duty cycle, and a design structure on which the subject circuit resides are provided. The clock receiver circuit accepts single-ended complementary metal oxide semiconductor (cmos) and differential clock signals.

06/30/16
20160190501 

Organic light emitting diode and organic light emitting display device including the same


An organic light emitting diode and an organic light emitting display device, the organic light emitting diode including a first electrode and a second electrode facing each other; an emission layer between the first electrode and the second electrode; and a hole transport layer between the first electrode and the emission layer, wherein the hole transport layer includes an organic material and a dipole material, the dipole material including a first component and a second component, the first component having a polarity different from that of the second component and the first component and the second component being combined with each other.. .

06/30/16
20160190252 

Finfet conformal junction and abrupt junction with reduced damage


A method of forming a source/drain region with abrupt vertical and conformal junction and the resulting device are disclosed. Embodiments include forming a first mask over a fin of a first polarity fet and source/drain regions of the first polarity fet; forming spacers on opposite sides of a fin of a second polarity fet, the second polarity being opposite the first polarity, on each side of a gate electrode; implanting a first dopant into the fin of the second polarity fet; etching a cavity in the fin of the second polarity fet on each side of the gate electrode; removing the first mask; performing rapid thermal anneal (rta); epitaxially growing a source/drain region of the second polarity fet in each cavity; forming a second mask over the fin of the first polarity fet and source/drain regions of the first polarity fet; and implanting a second dopant in the source/drain regions of the second polarity fet..

06/30/16
20160190145 

Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof


A semiconductor device includes an soi substrate and an anti-fuse element formed on the soi substrate. The soi substrate has a p type well region formed on a main surface side of a support substrate and an soi layer formed on the p type well region via a box layer.

06/30/16
20160190028 

Method and structure for fan-out wafer level packaging


A method for fan-out wafer level packaging includes: providing a carrier substrate; forming a strippable protective film with a polarity of openings; forming at least one metal layer in the openings; removing the carrier substrate; mounting a plurality of chips onto the metal layer and electrically connecting the chips to the metal layer; packing the chips, the metal layer, and the strippable protective film by using a packaging layer; forming a plurality of redistribution layers; and finally, forming soldering balls on the surfaces of the redistribution layers.. .

06/30/16
20160189844 

Magnet chuck


A magnet chuck includes, for example, four permanent magnets of a first permanent magnet through a fourth permanent magnet, serving as an attracting and retaining member for attracting and retaining a workpiece. In the first permanent magnet and the third permanent magnet, the magnetic polarity of a workpiece magnetic attracting surface facing the workpiece is of an n-polarity.

06/30/16
20160188463 

Polarity based data transfer function for volatile memory


Apparatus, systems, and methods to implement polarity based data transfer function for volatile memory power reduction are described. The transfer function take into account certain data values, all zeroes in particular, that are common and transforms them to predetermined values that consume less power and are less common.

06/30/16
20160188104 

Position detecting device


A position detecting device enables input at multiple points by multiple fingers without being susceptible to noise. A transmission signal generating circuit outputs a signal to a predetermined electrode among electrodes arranged in a first direction of a position detecting sensor.

06/30/16
20160187492 

Electronic system for measurement of radiation-sensitive mos devices


A low-power wireless ionizing radiation measurement system is present that is intended to be used in a wearable dosimeter for occupational radiation monitoring. An apparatus is provided comprising a switching interface, wherein the switching interface alternates between a first switching state and a second switching state.

06/30/16
20160187406 

Method and system for identifying lightning fault and the type thereof in the overhead transmission line


A method for identifying a lightning fault of an overhead transmission line (otl) comprising determining a polarity of a travelling wave of each of three abc phases subsequent to a single phase outage of the otl. If the polarity of each phase is the same, the outage is a lightning fault and its type a back flashover; if not the same, proceed to the second step to determine a current change rate r of the fault phase.

06/30/16
20160186789 

Magnetic closure system


A magnetic closure system is provided that includes closure members that mate which each other along an elongated seam. The closure members comprise a plurality of magnetic pairs spaced along the elongated seam.

06/30/16
20160186357 

Electrolytic on-site generator


Method and apparatus for a low maintenance, high reliability on-site electrolytic generator incorporating automatic cell monitoring for contaminant film buildup, as well as automatically removing or cleaning the contaminant film. This method and apparatus preferably does not require human intervention to clean.

06/30/16
20160186352 

Non-metallic coating and its production


A method of forming a non-metallic coating on a metallic substrate involves the steps of positioning the metallic substrate in an electrolysis chamber and applying a sequence of voltage pulses of alternating polarity to electrically bias the substrate with respect to an electrode. Positive voltage pulses anodically bias the substrate with respect to the electrode and negative voltage pulses cathodically bias the substrate with respect to the electrode.

06/30/16
20160184011 

Dual catheter ablation system


A dual catheter ablation system with an arterial catheter and a venous catheter and at least two magnetic elements, a first magnetic element placed in the arterial catheter and a second magnetic element placed in the venous catheter, where at least one of the arterial catheter or the venous catheter carries an ablating electrode. The first magnetic element has a predefined polarity and the second magnetic element has an opposite polarity with respect to the pre-defined polarity.

06/23/16
20160181943 

Sub-sea power supply and use


A sub-sea power supply includes a plurality of transformers, a wet-mateable connector, and a plurality of passive rectifier circuits. Each transformer includes a primary coil and secondary coil.

06/23/16
20160181937 

Transformer


A transformer is provided between a power supply and a load, and includes a front stage circuit and a rear stage circuit each having a function of performing switching so as to alternately invert a polarity of output relative to input. The transformer further includes: a series unit provided in at least one of both circuits and composed of a pair of reactance elements connected in series to each other via a connection point; and a switch device which, with both ends of the series unit serving as a first port, causes a part between one end of the series unit and the connection point, and a part between the other end of the series unit and the connection point, to serve as a second port alternately through switching while inverting a polarity, and executes power transmission from the first port to the second port or vice versa..

06/23/16
20160181926 

System and zero voltage switching in continuous conductance mode (ccm) flyback converters


It is possible to achieve zero-voltage switching in continuous conductance mode (ccm) flyback converters by reducing the voltage differential across the primary winding immediately prior to transitioning the primary circuit from the off-state to the on-state. In one example, the voltage differential is reduced to the extent that polarity across the primary winding is reversed.

06/23/16
20160181039 

Circuit breakers with polarity sensitive shunt trip mechanisms and methods of operating the same


A circuit breaker includes at least one set of breaker contacts and a contact actuating mechanism configured to open and close the at least one set of contacts. The circuit breaker further includes a polarity sensitive shunt trip mechanism mechanically coupled to the contact actuating mechanism and configured to lock the contact actuating mechanism responsive to a shunt trip voltage of a first polarity to prevent closing of the at least one set of contacts and to unlock the contact actuating mechanism responsive to a shunt trip voltage of a second polarity to enable closing of the at least one set of breaker contacts..

06/23/16
20160180927 

Method for increasing speed of writing data into flash memory unit and associated device


A method for writing data into a flash memory unit includes: when writing data into the flash memory unit for the n-th time, determining a data polarity of an n-th data bit to be written into the flash memory unit; selectively injecting an n-th electrical charge amount into a floating gate of the flash memory unit according to the data polarity of the n-th data bit; when writing data into the flash memory unit for the (n+1)-th time, determining the data polarity of an (n+1)-th data bit to be written into the flash memory unit; and selectively injecting an (n+1)-th electrical charge amount into the floating gate of the flash memory unit according to the data polarity of the (n+1)-th data bit. The (n+1)-th electrical charge amount is not equal to the n-th electrical charge amount, and n is a positive integer not less than 1..

06/23/16
20160180911 

Method of writing to a spin torque magnetic random access memory


Circuitry and methods provide an increased tunnel barrier endurance (lifetime) previously shortened by dielectric breakdown by providing a charging pulses of opposite polarity in comparison with write pulses. The charging pulse of opposite polarity may comprise equal or different width and amplitude than that of the write pulse, may be applied with each write pulse or a series of write pulses, and may be applied prior to or subsequent to the write pulse.

06/23/16
20160180783 

Polarity reversion driving method and apparatus of liquid crystal display, and a liquid crystal display


polarity reversion driving method and apparatus of liquid crystal display and a liquid crystal display are provided. In the method, four frames constitute one polarity reversion driving period, in which a first frame and a third frame have a same polarity arrangement with reversed polarities; a second frame and a fourth frame have a same polarity arrangement with reversed polarities; the first frame and the second frame have different polarity arrangements and corresponding pixels in adjacent two frames have complementary charging effects.

06/23/16
20160174630 

Variable modulus body brace and body brace system


A brace for a part of a body includes a first conductive fiber associated with a first polarity, and a second conductive fiber associated with a second polarity different from the first polarity. The second fiber is woven together with the first fiber and insulated from the first fiber.

06/16/16
20160174340 

Digital communication receiver interface circuit for line-pair with duty cycle imbalance compensation


A circuit (200) includes: a diode bridge (210) having polarity-independent input terminals for coupling to a dali bus, and having positive and negative output terminals, wherein the diode bridge receives a receive signal from the dali bus; a galvanic isolation device (220) having an input for receiving the receive signal from the diode bridge, and an output for outputting the receive signal galvanically isolated from the diode bridge and the dali bus; a receive signal threshold reference device (235) for setting a threshold voltage for the galvanic isolation device to respond to the receive signal; an amplifier (280) for receiving the galvanically isolated receive signal from the galvanic isolation device and outputting a binary digital signal via a low pass filter (290); and a first duty cycle control device (230, 270) for adjusting the timing of rising edges of the galvanically isolated receive signal with respect to its falling edges.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


06/16/16
20160173839 

Projector


A projector includes a light source unit that supplies light, and a spatial light modulator that modulates light supplied from the light source unit according to an image signal. The spatial light modulator is driven by an applied voltage whose polarity is reversed according to a polarity-reversing frequency which is specific to the spatial light modulator.
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/16/16
20160172996 

Rectification device


A rectification device equipped with: a rectification circuit wherein switch elements are on the two sides adjacent to the side of an ac power source on which a feedback current flows, and the other two sides are rectification elements; an input voltage detector; an input current detector; and a control circuit that modulates the pulse width to control the switch elements in response to the difference between the input current and an input current target value generated on the basis of a synchronized sine wave synchronized with the input voltage. When the polarity of the input voltage, the input current, or the synchronized sine wave differs from the polarity of the other two, the two switch elements are switched simultaneously.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


06/16/16
20160172863 

Smart junction box for photovoltaic solar power modules with novel power supply circuits and related operation


A smart junction box for a photovoltaic solar power module, and related method of operation. The junction box includes a plurality of active bypass circuits for protecting the solar cells from reverse bias, a novel power supply circuit in several embodiments that can operate with input voltages of either positive or negative polarity, a capacitor for storing and supplying energy, and a master control circuit.
Sunfield Semiconductor Inc.


06/16/16
20160172655 

Connection method in an accumulator and accumulator thus connected


A method for connecting electrodes of the same polarity of an accumulator (1) to a current output terminal (6, 7), the accumulator including two current output terminals (6, 7), a container (2) containing an electrochemical bundle (9) having alternating positive and negative electrodes, the ends of the current collectors of the positive and negative electrodes defining a first (si) and second (s2) surface respectively. There is a step of additive manufacturing of an internal connecting part (11, 13) electrically connecting the first and/or the second surface to the corresponding current output terminal..
Saft Groupe Sa


06/16/16
20160172172 

High-voltage power unit and mass spectrometer using the power unit


An excessive overshoot preventing unit (16) is connected to a loop in which a command voltage vf according to a difference between: a voltage obtained by dividing an output voltage vout as a high voltage; and a control voltage v cont set from the outside is obtained and fed back to each of drive circuits (3 and 5) of a positive voltage generating unit (2) and a negative voltage generating unit (4). The excessive overshoot preventing unit (16) clamps the command voltage vf at a voltage value according to the control voltage vcont.
Shimadzu Corporation


06/16/16
20160172033 

Storage device write pulse control


According to an example, a method for storage device write pulse control may include writing a storage device to a first polarity by driving a row address line (ral) and a column address line (cal) to an intermediate voltage level rca for a cycle a. The ral may be driven to a voltage level rb for a cycle b pulse duration, and the cal may be maintained at rca for the cycle b pulse duration.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


06/16/16
20160171914 

3d display and driving method thereof


A three-dimensional (3d) display including a display panel and a micro lens array is provided. The display panel includes a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines, and a sub-pixel array.
Au Optronics Corporation


06/16/16
20160171386 

Category and term polarity mutual annotation for aspect-based sentiment analysis


Systems and methods for aspect-based opinion mining including identifying the polarity (e.g., positive, negative, etc.) of different features of a product or a service as expressed in a text. This general task can be divided into four sub-tasks: identifying the aspect terms, classifying them into one of a set of predefined aspect categories, and identifying the polarity of the aspects terms and the aspect categories.
Xerox Corporation


06/16/16
20160170365 

Cleaning device and image forming apparatus including same


A cleaning device includes a plurality of cleaners. The plurality of cleaners includes at least a first cleaner, a second cleaner, and a third cleaner arranged next to each other in a traveling direction of a cleaning target.

06/16/16
20160170001 

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method


The present invention obtains high-quality images even in a case of measurement with a radial sampling method. For this purpose, pre-measurement is performed to extract only a component different for each blade from among shift amounts from among echo signals, and a shift amount in k-space of an echo signal by the said component is reflected to a reconstruction process.
Hitachi Medical Corporation


06/16/16
20160169214 

Plasma actuating propulsion system for aerial vehicles


A plasma propulsion nozzle incorporates a cylinder having an inlet and an outlet. A plurality of substantially cylindrical planarly disbanded electrodes with sandwiched dielectric spacers is cascaded in an array to be concentrically expanding from the inlet through an interior chamber to the outlet for a nozzle.
The Boeing Company


06/16/16
20160168495 

Rapid production of cerium-containing oxide organic colloids


Improved methods for producing colloidal dispersions of cerium-containing oxide nanoparticles in substantially non-polar solvents are disclosed. The cerium-containing oxide nanoparticles of an aqueous colloid are transferred to a substantially non-polar liquid comprising one or more amphiphilic materials, one or more low-polarity solvents, and, optionally, one or more glycol ether promoter materials.
Cerion, Llc


06/16/16
20160168356 

Novel light stabilizers


The present invention relates to symmetric diesters of hydroxyalkyl-4-hydroxy-tetraalkylpiperidine compounds and their use as light stabilizers. They are compatible with and soluble in coating formulations of different polarity..
Basf Se


06/16/16
20160168341 

Continuous manufacturing process for rubber masterbatch and rubber masterbatch prepared therefrom


Disclosed are a continuous manufacturing process for a rubber masterbatch and a rubber masterbatch prepared therefrom. The manufacturing process comprises: 1): a filler is added to a rubber solution, forming a rubber/filler/solvent mixture by stirring; 2): the rubber/filler/solvent mixture obtained in step 1) is fed into a coagulator, and is coagulated after optionally being brought into contact and mixed with one or more fluids of nitrogen, steam, water, aqueous slurry of filler, and oil in the coagulator, resulting in a mixture of a rubber/filler composite and a solvent; 3): the mixture obtained in step 2) is directly passed into a heating medium at a temperature higher than the boiling point of the solvent, the polarity of the medium being different from that of the solvent used, the mixture is coagulated and deswelled, and the solvent is evaporated rapidly, thereby forming a mixture of a rubber/filler composite and the solvent containing the heating medium; and 4): the solvent is removed and the remaining mixture is dried, resulting in a rubber/filler masterbatch..
Eve Rubber Institute Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160167610 

Method and device for identifying a polarity of a freewheeling diode, actuator circuit and safety device for a vehicle


A method for identifying a polarity of a freewheeling diode interconnected in parallel to an inductive actuator for a safety unit for a vehicle. The method includes applying a test current to a terminal of the freewheeling diode and carrying out a comparison between a voltage present at the terminal and a threshold voltage while the test current is being applied, a result of the comparison indicating the polarity of the freewheeling diode..
Robert Bosch Gmbh


06/16/16
20160166845 

Dynamic 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..
Nikken International, Inc.


06/16/16
20160165903 

Direct current meat carcass electrical stimulation assembly


An assembly according to the invention includes two pairs of relays, such as ssr semiconductor relays. The relays of each pair operate with the opposite direct current potentials.
Bluevent Air Systems Sp. Z O.o.


06/09/16
20160164467 

Amplifying device and offset voltage correction method


A state wherein offset voltage is reduced can be maintained regardless of environmental fluctuation. A differential amplification unit has differential pair transistors, and amplifies a difference between input voltages.
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160164311 

Secondary-battery monitoring device and battery pack


A secondary-battery monitoring device capable of realizing highly reliable overcurrent detection and a battery pack having it are provided. When an overcurrent flowing to a secondary battery is to be detected by utilizing a current detection voltage generated via on-resistance of a discharge-control switch and a charge-control switch, a voltage correction circuit that generates a correction voltage having a characteristic varied by positive slope or negative slope along with increase in a power supply voltage is provided, and the correction voltage is added to the detection voltage or a reference power supply voltage with the polarity that cancels out the slope of voltage variation caused in the detection voltage, and then the voltage is input to a comparator circuit.
Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160164145 

Lithium batteries utilizing nanoporous separator layers


Provided are methods of preparing lithium batteries comprising a separator/electrode assembly having one or more current collector layers interposed between first and second electrode layers of the same polarity, wherein the first electrode layer is coated or laminated overlying a separator layer and the separator/electrode assembly is interleaved with an electrode comprising a current collector layer interposed between two electrode layers of opposite polarity to said first and second electrodes.. .
Optodot Corporation


06/09/16
20160164016 

Organic light emitting element and organic light emitting diode display device including the same


An organic light emitting element is disclosed. The organic light emitting element includes: a first electrode; a multi-sub-layered organic emission layer on the first electrode; a second electrode on the multi-sub-layered organic emission layer; and a blend barrier layer between two sub-layers of the multi-sub-layered organic emission layer, which are adjacent to each other and includes first solvents, and configured to include a second solvent having an opposite polarity to that of the first solvent.
Lg Display Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160163791 

Monolithic dmos transistor in junction isolated process


A high voltage dmos half-bridge output for various dc to dc converters on a monolithic, junction isolated wafer is presented. A high-side lateral dmos transistor is based on the epi extension diffusion and a five layer resurf structure.

06/09/16
20160163583 

Isolation scheme for high voltage device


Semiconductor device isolation and method of forming thereof are presented. A base substrate with lightly doped first polarity type dopants is provided.
Globalfoundries Singapore Pte. Ltd.


06/09/16
20160163461 

Electrical device


An electrical ceramic capacitor, in particular a multilayer ceramic capacitor, comprising a ceramic body including a stack of parallel metallic layers of opposing polarity separated by a dielectric material arranged in an active zone of the ceramic body enclosed between outer surfaces, wherein at one or more surfaces a shock-absorbing region is arranged.. .
Biotronik Se & Co. Kg


06/09/16
20160162423 

N-phase signal transition alignment


System, methods and apparatus are described that facilitate transmission of data, particularly between two devices within an electronic apparatus. Information is transmitted in n-phase polarity encoded symbols.
Qualcomm Incorporated


06/09/16
20160161889 

Image forming apparatus and image forming method


An image forming apparatus includes a transfer member configured to abut against an image carrier for carrying a toner image to form a transfer nip; and a power supply configured to output a bias voltage for transferring the toner image on the image carrier onto a recording medium nipped in the transfer nip. The bias voltage includes a first voltage for transferring the toner image from the image carrier onto the recording medium in a transfer direction and a second voltage having an opposite polarity of the first voltage, the first and the second voltages being alternately output.

06/09/16
20160161615 

Apparatus, system, and controlling apparatus


An apparatus includes a detecting pixel including a converting element and a switch element, a different pixel includes a different converting element and a different switch element, a signal line connected in common to a plurality of the switch elements, a driving unit configured to drive the different switch element and the switch element, and a control unit configured to control the driving unit, wherein the control unit controls the driving unit such that in a case where an on-state voltage or an off-state voltage is applied to at least one switch element, a voltage of opposite polarity to the on-state voltage or the off-state voltage is applied to a different switch element that is different from the at least one switch element or a voltage of opposite polarity to the on-state voltage or the off-state voltage is applied to the different switch element.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/09/16
20160158414 

Anisotropic constructs and methods for forming and using same for treating damaged biological tissue


Anisotropic constructs having a base member with a defined surface that includes a plurality of substantially parallel equidistant linear channels that are configured to modulate the polarity and proliferation of cells through spatial and biomechanical cues. The constructs are also capable of administering a biologically active agent and/or a pharmacological composition to tissue..
Cormatrix Cardiovascular, Inc.


06/02/16
20160156457 

Three phase and polarity encoded serial interface


A high speed serial interface is provided. In one aspect, the high speed serial interface uses three phase modulation for jointly encoding data and clock information.
Qualcomm Incorporated


06/02/16
20160156274 

Power conversion apparatus


A full-bridge circuit has serial first arms and serial second arms. Another full-bridge circuit has serial third arms and serial fourth arms.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


06/02/16
20160156254 

Progressive magnetic rotation motor


New permanent magnetic motor utilizing interacting rows of magnets on rotor poles and a main rotor. The rotor poles have rows of permanent magnets with increasing numbers of magnets per row.

06/02/16
20160156228 

Capacitive powering system with increased efficiency


The invention relates to a capacitive powering system (1), comprising: a) a receiver element (2), comprising a pair of flat receiver electrodes (3, 4) connected to a load (5); b) a transmitter element (7), comprising a pair of flat transmitter electrodes (8, 9) connected to a driver (10) and positioned parallel to the pair of receiver electrodes (3, 4), c) an inductor (6) for resonating the system during its powering, and d) a first insulation layer (11) being positioned between the pair of flat receiver electrodes (3, 4) and the pair of flat transmitter electrodes (8, 9), in order to form a capacitive impedance between the transmitter electrodes and the receiver electrodes during powering of the system. The system (1) further comprises a second pair of fiat receiver electrodes (12, 13) and a second insulation layer (14), whereby the second pair of flat receiver electrodes (12, 13) is also positioned parallel to the pair of flat transmitter electrodes (8, 9) and the second insulation layer (14) is positioned between the second pair of flat receiver electrodes (12, 13) and the pair of fiat transmitter electrodes (8, 9), such that the pair of flat transmitter electrodes is sandwiched between both pairs of receiver electrodes and the electrodes of both pairs of receiver electrodes having the same polarity (3 and 12 respectively 4 and 13) are electrically connected.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


06/02/16
20160156138 

Connector


There is provided a connector comprising: a given-polarity electrode jack terminal coupled to a given-polarity electrode of a power supply; a first other-polarity electrode jack terminal coupled to an other-polarity electrode of the power supply through a resistor and a capacitor; and a second other-polarity electrode jack terminal coupled to the other-polarity electrode of the power supply; wherein the first other-polarity electrode jack terminal and the second other-polarity electrode jack terminal are respectively in contact with a plug terminal of the other-polarity electrode included in another connector, the first other-polarity electrode jack terminal and the second other-polarity electrode jack terminal are disposed on a line extended in a length direction of the plug terminal of the other-polarity electrode, and the first other-polarity electrode jack terminal is disposed at a position closer to the other connector than a position of the second other-polarity electrode jack terminal.. .
Fujitsu Component Limited


06/02/16
20160156132 

Multistage capacitive crosstalk compensation arrangement


Methods and systems for providing crosstalk compensation in a jack are disclosed. According to one method, the crosstalk compensation is adapted to compensate for undesired crosstalk generated at a capacitive coupling located at a plug inserted within the jack.
Commscope Technologies Llc


06/02/16
20160155859 

Display device and electronic device


A display device including a pixel having a memory. The pixel includes at least a display element, a capacitor, an inverter, and a switch.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


06/02/16
20160155768 

Image sensor pixel with multiple storage nodes


An image sensor pixel includes a photodiode, a first storage node, a second storage node, a first transfer storage gate, a second transfer storage gate, a floating diffusion, and an output gate. The photodiode is for generating image charge in response to image light.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.


06/02/16
20160155698 

Metal-insulator-metal on-die capacitor with partial vias


A metal-insulator-metal on-die capacitor is described with partial vias. In one example, first and second power grid layers are formed in a semiconductor die.

06/02/16
20160155601 

Antenna arrangement


An antenna arrangement on a the printed circuit board with at least two magnetic rings and a rectangular ring cross section and lateral magnetic ring surfaces with opposite polarity formed thereby wherein the magnetic ring surfaces are arranged on the printed circuit board with a distance from one another using a spacer, wherein the opposite polarities of the magnetic ring surfaces are oriented towards each other and the central bore holes of the magnetic ring form a pass through bore hole through a bore hole in the spacer. This antenna arrangement is configured for a material detector device which facilitates detecting objects made from a predetermined material over a larger distance.
Ampass-explorer Corp.


06/02/16
20160155399 

Variable frame refresh rate


Systems, apparatuses, and methods for preventing charge accumulation on a display panel of a display. A display pipeline is configured to drive a display using a variable frame refresh rate.
Apple Inc.




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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