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Date/App# patent app List of recent Polarity-related patents
04/07/16
20160099817 
 N-phase phase and polarity encoded serial interface patent thumbnailN-phase phase and polarity encoded serial interface
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


04/07/16
20160099722 
 Method and  calibrating comparator offset of successive-approximation-register analog-to-digital converter patent thumbnailMethod and calibrating comparator offset of successive-approximation-register analog-to-digital converter
A circuit and method compensates for comparator offset in a successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter. The circuit includes a multiplexed sampler to sample either a common mode voltage or an input signal.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.


04/07/16
20160099283 
 Photosensor with channel region having center contact patent thumbnailPhotosensor with channel region having center contact
A pixel cell includes a charge accumulation region having a second doping polarity buried completely in a semiconductor substrate having a first doping polarity beneath a first surface. The charge accumulation region accumulates image charge in response to light directed through a second surface.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099039 
 Method of writing to a spin torque magnetic random access memory patent thumbnailMethod of writing to a spin torque magnetic random access memory
A spin-torque magnetoresistive memory includes array read circuits and array write circuits coupled to an array of magnetic bits. The array read circuits sample magnetic bits in the array, apply a write current pulse to the magnetic bits to set them to a first logic state, resample the magnetic bits, and comparing the results of sampling and resampling to determine the bit state for each magnetic bit.
Everspin Technologies, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098909 
 Differential current measurements to determine ion current in the presence of leakage current patent thumbnailDifferential current measurements to determine ion current in the presence of leakage current
An ion chamber provides a current representative of its characteristics as affected by external conditions, e.g., clean air or smoke. A direct current (dc) voltage is applied to the ion chamber at a first polarity and the resulting current through the ion chamber and parasitic leakage current is measured at the first polarity, then the dc voltage is applied to the ion chamber at a second polarity opposite the first polarity, and the resulting current through the ion chamber and parasitic leakage current is measured at the second polarity.
Microchip Technology Incorporated


04/07/16
20160098150 
 Touch analog front end and touch sensor controller having the same patent thumbnailTouch analog front end and touch sensor controller having the same
A touch analog front-end (afe) and a touch sensor controller (tsc) are provided. The touch afe includes a transmitter configured to charge a touch panel and a receiver configured to sense the touch panel.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098055 
 Universal opto-coupled voltage system patent thumbnailUniversal opto-coupled voltage system
A system for providing one or more voltages at predetermined magnitudes. The system may be supplied with power having a range of voltage magnitudes without affecting the predetermined magnitudes of the one or more voltages provided by the system and without a need to change circuitry of the system.
Honeywell International Inc.


04/07/16
20160097986 
 Image forming apparatus patent thumbnailImage forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, a charging member, a charging voltage source, an electrostatic image forming portion, a developing device, a developing voltage source, a transfer portion, a transfer voltage source, and a controller. During image formation, the toner remaining on the image bearing member after transfer is collected into the developing device while forming an image.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


04/07/16
20160097978 
 Resist pattern-forming method patent thumbnailResist pattern-forming method
A resist pattern-forming method includes applying a resist underlayer film-forming composition to a substrate to form a resist underlayer film. The resist underlayer film-forming composition includes (a) a polysiloxane.
Jsr Corporation


04/07/16
20160097829 
 Single coaxial interface for magnetic resonace (mr) coils patent thumbnailSingle coaxial interface for magnetic resonace (mr) coils
A magnetic resonance (mr) coil array (26, 28) connected by way of a single transmission line (46, 48) is provided. The mr coil array (26, 28) includes a coil element (34) and a corresponding coil element circuit (32).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


04/07/16
20160097630 

Apparatus and magnetic sensor based surface shape analysis spatial positioning in a uniform magnetic field


A device has a flexible substrate supporting an array of magnetic sensors exposed to a uniform external magnetic field. One or more controllers receive magnetic sensor signals from the magnetic sensors.
Crocus Technology Inc.


04/07/16
20160097134 

Conversion of pharmaceuticals and chemicals into different compounds by polarity reversal electrolysis


A polarity-reversal electrolysis process. The process uses a reactor that has at least one pair of spaced electrodes, and a controlled polarity-reversing power supply that is constructed and arranged to provide polarity-reversed power to the electrodes.

03/31/16
20160094185 

Delay adjustment


There is disclosed an envelope tracking amplification stage comprising an input path and an envelope path and a delay stage in one of the input path and the envelope path, the delay of the delay stage being determined in dependence on the slope polarity of a signal representing the input and whether the signal in the input path leads or lags the signal in the envelope path.. .
Snaptrack, Inc.


03/31/16
20160094063 

Controlling polarity in an active balancing system for a battery


A device includes a transformer, a controller, and a switch coupled between the transformer and the controller. The transformer has a primary coil and a secondary coil.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


03/31/16
20160093491 

Large scale and thickness-modulated mos2 nanosheets


The invention is for fabricating large-area, thickness-modulated mos2, varying from single to few layer mos2 films on various substrates using a combination of magnetron sputtering followed by chemical vapor deposition. The thickness dependent energy bandgap engineering and surface induced polarity change is disclosed..
University Of North Texas


03/31/16
20160093424 

Method for magnetizing multiple zones in a monolithic piece of magnetic material


An article having a multiple magnetic polarities and a method for making the article are disclosed. The article can be a monolithic substrate form from a metallic material or materials.
Apple Inc.


03/31/16
20160093320 

Detecting damage to tunneling magnetoresistance sensors


Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting damage to tunneling magnetoresistance (tmr) sensors. In one embodiment, resistances of a tmr sensor are measured upon application of one or both of negative polarity bias current and positive polarity bias current at a plurality of current magnitudes.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/31/16
20160093258 

Data driver and display apparatus including the same


A data driver includes a digital-to-analog converter, a control signal output circuit, and an output buffer. The digital-to-analog converter generates first data voltages and second data voltages based on image data and a polarity control signal.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160091839 

Transfer device and image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes at least one image carrier that carries a toner image, an intermediate transfer body that is rotatable and that faces the image carrier, an opposing member that is positioned upstream of a second transfer section in a rotation direction of the intermediate transfer body and that faces the intermediate transfer body, and a voltage application unit that applies an ac voltage, whose polarity reverses, and forms an ac electric field between the intermediate transfer body and the opposing member. A first transfer section in which the toner image on the image carrier is transferred onto a surface of the intermediate transfer body is formed.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160091687 

Fiber optic interconnect systems and methods


Embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of fiber optic connectivity, and more specifically, to systems and methods for connecting fiber optic transceivers. In an embodiment, the present invention provides a system which enables the interconnection of fiber optic transceivers such as, for example, 24-fiber transceivers like the 100gbase-sr10 transceivers while maintaining appropriate fiber polarity..
Panduit Corp.


03/31/16
20160091572 

Battery monitoring system


A battery monitoring system of flying capacitor type detects voltage difference between adjacent unit cells connected in series in battery pack. The system has the unit cells, an open and close section, a first and second capacitor, a first and second switching section, an adc, and a microcomputer.
Denso Corporation


03/31/16
20160091224 

Complexed nanoparticle material, composition and use comprising the same for heating liquid


The present invention relates to complexed nanoparticle materials including metal sub-nanoparticles and chalcopyrite nano cores. The metal sub-nanoparticles are distributed on the surfaces of chalcopyrite nano cores.
National Tsing Hua University


03/31/16
20160090787 

Linear drive system for downhole applications


An apparatus for use in a borehole may include a rotor having at least one set of magnetic elements and a cylindrical stator having a winding flowing current in a direction transverse to a long axis of the stator. The polarity of each magnetic element of the rotor may be arranged to alternate along a long axis of the rotor.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


03/24/16
20160087544 

Switching mode power supply and the controller and the method thereof


A switching mode power supply with resonant technology. The switching mode power supply current uses current polarity evaluation to avoid capacitive mode by triggering the capacitive protection if the evaluation indicates that the system will enter capacitive mode..
Chengdu Monolithic Power Systems Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160087430 

Overvoltage protection for nfc devices


The present application relates to a near field communication (nfc) device which has an antenna for receiving nfc signals. The nfc device includes a protection system for protecting a transmit/receive system, and other systems, of the nfc device from potentially damaging voltages that may develop at an output of the antenna if the device enters a strong magnetic field.
Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.


03/24/16
20160087093 

Mos device with island region


A semiconductor device formed on a semiconductor substrate, comprising: an epitaxial layer overlaying the semiconductor substrate; a drain formed on back of the semiconductor substrate; a drain region that extends into the epitaxial layer; an active region; and an island region under the contact trench and disconnected from the body, the island region having an opposite polarity as the epitaxial layer. The active region comprises: a body disposed in the epitaxial layer; a source embedded in the body; a gate trench extending into the epitaxial layer; a gate disposed in the gate trench; an active region contact trench extending through the source and the body; and an active region contact electrode disposed within the active region contact trench..
Alpha And Omega Semiconductor Limited


03/24/16
20160087071 

Methods of forming diodes


Some embodiments include methods of forming diodes in which a first electrode is formed to have a pedestal extending upwardly from a base. At least one layer is deposited along an undulating topography that extends across the pedestal and base, and a second electrode is formed over the least one layer.
Micron Technology, Inc.


03/24/16
20160086708 

Balanced magnetic array


A balanced magnetic string and methods for forming same are described. The balanced magnetic string includes at least a plurality of magnetic elements linearly arranged in an alternating magnetic polarity pattern and each comprising a first magnetic volume and a compensating magnetic element having a second magnetic volume that is different than the first magnetic volume.
Apple Inc.


03/24/16
20160086661 

Semiconductor memory device


A semiconductor memory device including a memory cell array including a memory cell layer containing plural memory cells operative to store data in accordance with different resistance states; and an access circuit operative to make access to the memory cells, the memory cell changing the resistance state from a first resistance state to a second resistance state on application of a voltage of a first polarity, and changing the resistance state from the second resistance state to the first resistance state on application of a voltage of a second polarity, the access circuit applying voltages, required for access to the memory cell, to first and second lines connected to a selected memory cell, and bringing at least one of the first and second lines connected to non-selected memory cells into the floating state to make access to the selected memory cell.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/24/16
20160086556 

Driving module and driving device thereof


A driving module for a driving device of a display system includes a control unit, for generating a control signal according to a polarity signal indicating whether the driving device performs a polarity inversion; a first driving unit, coupled to the control unit, a first voltage source and a second voltage source, for generating a positive output voltage at a first output end according to a first display voltage and charging the first output end via the second voltage source according to the control signal; and a second driving unit, coupled to the control unit, the second voltage source and a third voltage source, for generating a negative output voltage at a second output end according to a second display voltage and discharging the second output end via the second voltage source according to the control signal.. .
Novatek Microelectronics Corp.


03/24/16
20160086552 

Display apparatus


A display apparatus includes data lines, gate lines, a first pixel unit, a second pixel unit, and a data driver circuit. The data lines extend in a first direction.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160085175 

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of image forming units. A first image forming unit includes a first image carrier, a first developer carrier that is applied with a first developing voltage, and a first layer-forming member that is applied with a first layer-forming voltage having the same polarity as polarity of the first developing voltage.
Oki Data Corporation


03/24/16
20160085122 

Liquid crystal display device


A liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix pattern, each pixel including a first electrode and a second electrode for generating a transverse electric field, wherein: in a first group of pixels arranged in a line along either a row direction or a column direction, pairs of pixels are arranged repeatedly, each pair of pixels including two adjacent pixels that are different from each other in terms of an electrode structure of at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode; and voltages of the same polarity are applied to the two adjacent pixels included in the pair of pixels, and voltages of different polarities from each other are applied to two pixel pairs adjacent to each other in the first group of pixels.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


03/24/16
20160083534 

Impact-modified injection molded body and the production thereof


A molded body may comprise a thermoplastic matrix comprising a first polymeric material, a second polymeric material distributed in the thermoplastic matrix, and a third polymeric material enveloped by the second polymeric material. The first polymeric material, the second polymeric material, and the third polymeric material are compounded together.
Lisa Draexlmaier Gmbh


03/24/16
20160083119 

Thrust augmentation systems


Methods and apparatuses for augmenting thrusts using ionized gases. A gas is partially ionized, which then ionizes a second, neutral gas.

03/24/16
20160082723 

Inkjet head, driving same, and inkjet printer


A drive signal applied to a thin-film piezoelectric element includes the following: at least one discharge pulse that causes a drop of ink to be discharged from a pressure chamber; and a cancellation pulse. Said cancellation pulse has the same polarity as the discharge pulse(s) and serves to suppress reverberations of a pressure wave applied to the pressure chamber when the thin-film piezoelectric element is driven by the application of the discharge pulse(s).
Konica Minolta, Inc.


03/24/16
20160082538 

System and delivering negative polarity current to release gas from a welding puddle


The invention described herein generally pertains to a system and method related to reducing magnetic arc blow and steering the arc with two or more ground connections on the workpiece. The invention employs an ac switch component that is configured to activate one of the two or more ground connections to complete an electrical connection via the arc between the electrode and the workpiece.
Lincoln Global, Inc.


03/17/16
20160079848 

Bootstrap circuit


Bootstrap circuit includes: a first transistor of first conductivity type having a first main electrode, a second main electrode and a control electrode connected to a first power supply terminal, a first node, and a second node, respectively; a second transistor of the first conductivity type having a first main electrode, a second main electrode, and a control electrode connected to the first power supply terminal, the second node and the first node, respectively; a first capacitor having a first end connected to the first node and a second end where a first boost pulse is applied; a second capacitor having a first end connected to the second node and a second end where a second boost pulse having opposite polarity to the first boost pulse is applied; and a boost output terminal which outputs boost voltage higher than first power supply voltage supplied to the first power supply terminal. .
Rohm Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160079814 

Dynamometer for a test stand for an aircraft turbomachine


The invention relates to a rotating electric machine, such as a dynamometer. The rotor of the machine comprises a circular row of resultant magnetic poles of which the polarity forms an alternation of opposed poles.
Techspace Aero S.a.


03/17/16
20160079310 

Selector-resistive random access memory cell


The selector includes a well of a first polarity type disposed in the substrate, a region of a second polarity type disposed over the well and in the substrate, and first and second regions of the first polarity type disposed adjacent to the region of the second polarity type. The storage element includes a programmable resistive layer disposed on the region of the second polarity type and an electrode disposed over the programmable resistive layer..

03/17/16
20160079218 

Electrostatic protection device and light-emitting module


An electrostatic protection device includes a base member formed of a high-resistance semiconductor material. External connecting lands are formed on a first principal surface of the base member along a first direction with a space therebetween.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160077466 

Replaceable unit for an image forming device having magnets of varying angular offset for toner level sensing


A replaceable unit for an electrophotographic image forming device according to one example embodiment includes a housing having a reservoir for storing toner. A rotatable shaft is positioned within the reservoir and has an axis of rotation.
Lexmark International, Inc.


03/17/16
20160077049 

Biosensor devices, systems and methods therefor


A sensing apparatus for sensing target materials including biological or chemical molecules in a fluid. One such apparatus includes a semiconductor-on-insulator (soi) structure having an electrically-insulating layer, a fluidic channel supported by the soi structure and configured and arranged to receive and pass a fluid including the target materials, and a semiconductor device including at least three electrically-contiguous semiconductor regions doped to exhibit a common polarity.
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University


03/17/16
20160075356 

Broken rail detection system for railway systems


A broken rail detection system including: a power module having: a first electrical connection to the first rail to apply a direct current voltage; and a second electrical connection to the second rail to apply a direct current voltage; a diode shunt arrangement; a measurement device to sense or measure current; and a controller programmed or configured to: (i) cause at least one application of a direct current voltage of a first polarity on the railway track; (ii) determine the current resulting from the application step (i); (iii) cause at least one application of a direct current voltage of a second polarity on the railway track; (iv) determine the current resulting from the application step (iii); and (v) determine the presence or absence of a break based at least partially on the determined current.. .
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation


03/17/16
20160074765 

Three-dimensional geometric art toy


A geometric art toy (10) comprises a plurality of first toy members (312a) and a plurality of second toy members (312b). Each first toy member (312a) includes a plurality of first magnets (314a) that are oriented to exhibit a first polarity.

03/17/16
20160073628 

High osmolarity antimicrobial composition containing one or more organic solvents


A composition that can solvate biofilms and disrupt bacterial cell walls acts to both kill the bacteria by cell lysis and remove the biofilm. This solvent-containing composition is effective against a broad spectrum of microbes and can be used on a variety of surfaces, both living and inanimate.
Next Science, Llc


03/10/16
20160073481 

Device for transmitting an electrical parametrization signal to a drive member of a light-emitting diode based lighting module, associated power supply system, lighting assembly and transmission


A device for transmitting an electrical parametrization signal to a drive member of a lighting module based on light-emitting diodes includes a device for transmitting the parametrization signal, while the drive member includes a device for changing the polarity of the lighting module. The transmission device is intended to be connected to a wired electrical link between the drive member and the lighting module and includes first device for detecting a signal for instructing the switching of the lighting module to reverse polarity.
Schneider Electric Industries Sas


03/10/16
20160072577 

System for supervising a monofibre line by polarising a probe signal


The invention relates to a method for retransmitting a probe signal, implemented by a device in a remote terminal (rt) connected to a central terminal (ct) by a monofibre optical line (mfol), the probe signal being received by the remote terminal (rt) and having a predetermined wavelength (λprobe), the central and remote terminals exchanging over said optical lines useful data signals (λd, λu) having wavelengths other than those of the probe signal, including the following steps: receiving the polarised probe signal at a first polarity (p1); retransmitting the probe signal over the monofibre line toward the central terminal; and, prior to the retransmission step, a step of switching the first polarity (p1) of the probe signal to a second polarity (p2).. .
Orange


03/10/16
20160072401 

Power conversion device


A power conversion device implementing an electrical-path-cutoff only if a power semiconductor element short-circuits, and to implement the cutoff at a timing earlier than when a battery fuse fuses, includes a pair of power semiconductor elements configured to be an upper arm element and a lower arm element, being connected in series between a positive-polarity electrode and a negative-polarity electrode; a short circuit detection circuit configured to detect a short circuit in the lower arm element; switching element for fusing, configured to be disposed between positive-polarity-side terminal of upper arm element on the positive-polarity electrode side, and negative-polarity-side terminal of lower arm element on the negative-polarity electrode side, and to be driven to have the positive-polarity-side terminal connected with the negative-polarity electrode when the short circuit is detected; and a cutoff part configured to be made of thin metallic wire for having the negative-polarity-side terminal connected with the negative-polarity electrode.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


03/10/16
20160072372 

Latching sector motor actuator and for a failsafe sector motor actuator having an available operating range not limited to 90 degrees


In one embodiment, a latching sector motor actuator includes a housing, a permanent magnet, and a pole piece. The permanent magnet rotates relative to the housing.

03/10/16
20160071774 

Opposite polarity borderless replacement metal contact scheme


An improved semiconductor structure and methods of fabrication that provide improved transistor contacts in a semiconductor structure are provided. A set of masks is formed over a portion of the semiconductor structure.
Global Foundries Inc.


03/10/16
20160071453 

Differential amplifier and display driver including the same


When the offsets of the first and second differential units have polarities different from each other, the first and second differential units are both set to a normal connection state, i.e., a state in which the input voltage is supplied to the first input terminal of each of the first and second differential units and the output voltage is supplied to the second input terminal of each of the first and second differential units. When the offsets of the first and second differential units have the same polarity, on the other hand, the first differential unit is set to the above normal connection state and the second differential unit is set to a chopping connection state in which the output voltage is supplied to the first input terminal and the input voltage is supplied to the second input terminal..
Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd.


03/10/16
20160070203 

Development device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus


A development device in which there is a lubricant opposite in polarity to a developer in a surface region of a developer bearing member contacting an image bearing member and an end seal when the developer bearing member rotates.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/10/16
20160070181 

Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method


A magnetization tool for post-assembly magnetization of a magnet assembly including a main coil, an end surface of the main coil configured to be positioned substantially parallel to an outer surface of the magnet assembly for magnetizing a magnetic pole of the magnet assembly, the main coil being configured to generate a magnetic field and a shielding arrangement positioned adjacent the main coil in a plane substantially parallel to the end surface of the main coil, whereby the shielding arrangement is configured to generate a shielding magnetic field, whereby a resulting magnetic field of the shielding magnetic field and the magnetic field is substantially only protruding the magnetic pole of the magnet assembly and directly adjacent magnetic poles of the magnet assembly such that the magnetic pole of the magnet assembly and the directly adjacent magnetic poles of the magnetic pole have a substantially opposite polarity.. .
Asml Netherlands B.v.


03/10/16
20160070174 

Pattern forming method, active light sensitive or radiation sensitive resin composition, active light sensitive or radiation sensitive film, manufacturing electronic device, and electronic device


Disclosed is a pattern forming method including forming an active light sensitive or radiation sensitive film by coating a substrate with an active light sensitive or radiation sensitive resin composition; exposing the active light sensitive or radiation sensitive film; and forming a negative type pattern by developing the exposed active light sensitive or radiation sensitive film using a developer which includes an organic solvent, in which the active light sensitive or radiation sensitive resin composition contains a resin (a) which includes a repeating unit (a) which has an acidic group and a lactone structure and of which, due to a polarity thereof being increased by an action of an acid, a solubility decreases with respect to a developer which includes an organic solvent.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


03/10/16
20160067496 

Systems and methods for enhancing or affecting neural stimulation efficiency and/or efficacy


Systems and methods for enhancing or affecting neural stimulation efficiency and/or efficacy are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system and/or method may apply electromagnetic stimulation to a patient's nervous system over a first time domain according to a first set of stimulation parameters, and over a second time domain according to a second set of stimulation parameters.
Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc., D/b/a St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division


03/10/16
20160066915 

Polarity of hall magnet to detect misloaded cartridge


A surgical stapling system including a shaft assembly transmits actuation motions from an actuator and an end effector compresses and staples tissue. The end effector comprises an channel; an anvil having a staple forming surface is moveable relative to the channel between open and closed positions; the anvil having a magnet at the distal end; and a staple cartridge removably positionable within the channel.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


03/10/16
20160066846 

Biological interface with magnetic sensors


Exemplary embodiments of a method and apparatus are provided where a biological interface having magnets can be used to measure electrical activity. A biological interface is provided having a first magnetic attachment having a first magnet with a first polarity, a second magnetic attachment having a second magnet with a second polarity opposite to the first polarity, and a sensor attached to the second magnetic attachment for recording electrical activity.

03/03/16
20160064161 

High voltage switching circuit


A switching circuit includes: an electronic switch comprising one or more diodes for switching a capacitor within an electronic variable capacitor array; a first power switch receiving a common input signal and a first voltage input; and a second power switch receiving the common input signal and a second voltage input, wherein the second voltage input is opposite in polarity to the first voltage input, and the first power switch and the second power switch asynchronously connect the first voltage input and the second voltage input, respectively, to a common output in response to the common input signal, the one or more diodes being switched according to the first voltage input or the second voltage input connected to the common output.. .
Reno Technologies, Inc.


03/03/16
20160064146 

Capacitor


The present invention relates to a capacitor. The capacitor includes a substrate; a dielectric layer formed on the substrate; and an electrode layer comprising a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer formed on the dielectric layer, wherein the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer are separated from each other, and at least a portion of the first electrode layer and at least a portion of the second electrode layer are disposed on a same surface.
Point Engineering Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160063933 

Liquid crystal display device and driving method therefor


Overshoot drive is performed during a first frame period, which is shortened to such an extent that a “positive effective area” and a “negative effective area” are approximately equal in size. The duration of the first frame period is set to be greater than or equal to a quarter of one frame period at a refresh rate of 60 hz but less than one frame period.

03/03/16
20160061903 

Apparatus for monitoring voltage across any unit battery in battery pack


In an apparatus, an input switch circuit selectively connects one of unit batteries to a capacitor. A first group of at least one unit battery has a first polarity when being connected to the capacitor.
Denso Corporation


03/03/16
20160060288 

Ester derivatives of 7-alpha-[9-(4,4,5,5,5-pentafluoropentylsulfinyl)nonyl)-estra-1,3,5(10)-triene-3,17beta-diol having anticancer activity and preparation method thereof


In the formula, substituent r is h, alkanoyl or alkenoyl having 2 to 22 carbon atoms or stereoisomers thereof; substituent r′ can be h, alkanoyl or alkenoyl having 2 to 4 carbon atoms or stereoisomers thereof; such an aliphatic ester compound being used as a pro-drug can improve the stability of a compound, meanwhile the decrease of polarity can enable them to be easily made into preparations like lipid emulsion, microsphere etc., and avoid the degradation of the compound caused by factors like high temperature etc. And the use of an organic solution during preparation process..

03/03/16
20160059017 

System and mapping arbitrary electric fields to pre-existing lead electrodes


A system for a neurostimulator coupled to electrodes, and a method of providing therapy to a patient using the electrodes implanted within the patient. A target multipole relative to the electrodes is defined.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation


03/03/16
20160058147 

Protective case with multi-mode rotatable magnetic positioning and closure system


A protective case for a mobile or handheld device is disclosed. The case includes front and rear cover components that are configured to rotate relative to one another so that the case is capable of being configured by the user into have multi-mode use configurations.
Incipio Technologies, Inc.


02/25/16
20160057827 

Devices and systems having ac led circuits and methods of driving the same


A lighting device and system having at least one circuit, the circuit having at least two leds connected in series, parallel or anti-parallel configuration and at least one current limiting diode. The device or system may be driven with ac or dc power and may further include a sensor and polarity switching circuit to utilize all leds within the circuit when drive by dc power..
Lynk Labs, Inc.


02/25/16
20160056777 

Energy-efficient personal audio device output stage with signal polarity-dependent power supply update rate


A charge pump power supply may comprise a plurality of capacitors and a switching circuit for switching the capacitors to provide a first voltage or a second voltage in accordance with the select input. The charge pump power supply may have a signal polarity input for indicating a polarity of an output audio signal.
Cirrus Logic, Inc.


02/25/16
20160056648 

Stylus charging case


Embodiments of the present invention relate to a portable charging case that can serve as both a charging base and a protective carrying case for a rechargeable stylus. The portable charging case can enable a quick connect and release of the stylus using magnetic force for magnetic engagement of the stylus to the charging base.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


02/25/16
20160056206 

3-d planes memory device


The present invention is a means and a method for manufacturing large three dimensional memory arrays. The present invention is a means and a method for addressing the wl and bl resistance by creating arrays having not only large plane conductors for each of the memory layers (wls) but also for the opposite polarity common layer (bl).
Hgst, Inc.


02/25/16
20160055950 

Apparatus and methods for generating a uniform magnetic field


Apparatus and methods for generating a uniform magnetic field are provided herein. In certain configurations, a magnetic structure includes one or more pairs of magnets positioned within a housing.
Analog Devices Global


02/25/16
20160054714 

Electronic circuit to capture lock controller pulses


An electronic circuit to capture legacy lock controller pulses and reduce the energy consumed. The legacy pulse is captured, converted to power to power the circuit and the direction of the pulse—polarity—is determined.
Sargent Manufacturing Company


02/25/16
20160054675 

Image forming apparatus


Removal control performing both first and second control in series is performed. The first control involves rotating the plurality of developer bearing members in a state in which the developing bias is applied to the plurality of developer bearing members so that force acting on opposite-polarity particles from a normally charged toner in the direction of moving the particles from the developer bearing member toward the image bearing member.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


02/25/16
20160054267 

Apparatus for analyzing active material of secondary battery and analyzing active material using the same


An apparatus for analyzing an active material of a secondary battery may include: a first electrode; a piezoelectric layer on the first electrode; a second electrode on the piezoelectric layer, configured to provide a voltage having a polarity opposite to a polarity of the first electrode; and/or an insulating layer on the second electrode and including a through hole exposing a portion of the second electrode. A method of analyzing an active material of a secondary battery may include: disposing an active material in a through hole of a bulk acoustic resonator, in which a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer, a second electrode, and an insulating layer are stacked; measuring a resonance frequency of the resonator by applying an electric signal to the first and second electrodes of the resonator; and/or measuring a weight of the active material in the through hole, based on the measured resonance frequency..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/18/16
20160049580 

Magnetic element for memory and logic


An embodiment includes a magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) having a non-elliptical free layer with rounded corners. For example, an embodiment includes a mtj including a free magnetic layer, a fixed magnetic layer, and a tunnel barrier between the free and fixed layers; wherein the free magnetic layer includes a top surface, a bottom surface, and a sidewall circumnavigating the free magnetic layer and coupling the bottom surface to the top surface; wherein the top surface is rectangular with a plurality of rounded corners.
Intel Corporation


02/18/16
20160049231 

Springless electromagnet actuator having a mode selectable magnetic armature


A standard solenoid body and coils are combined with a non-magnetic armature tube containing a permanent magnet, preferably neodymium. The magnet is located in one of three positions within the armature.
Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.


02/18/16
20160049125 

Method for driving a hsd liquid crystal display panel and display device


The present disclosure discloses a method for driving a hsd liquid crystal display panel, comprising: providing a sequence of scanning pulse signals to gate lines of said liquid crystal display panel to turn on a tft elements corresponding to each row of pixel units respectively; and providing a square wave data signals to data lines of said liquid crystal display panel to charge pixel units connected with a drains of said tft elements, wherein the polarity of said square wave data signals reverses once after every 2n+1 scanning pulses, in which n is integer larger than or equal to 1. The present disclosure also provides a device for implementing the method, comprising a liquid crystal display unit, a scanning driving unit, a data signals driving unit and a timing control unit.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


02/18/16
20160048227 

Low-power and low-frequency data transmission for stylus


In one embodiment, a method includes initiating an acquisition of a first signal from an electrode of a touch sensor according to an acquisition frequency of the touch sensor. The method also includes reversing, with a controller, a polarity of the first signal to produce a second signal.
Atmel Corporation


02/18/16
20160048224 

Low-power and low-frequency data transmission for stylus and associated signal processing


In one embodiment, a controller includes one or more computer-readable non-transitory storage media embodying logic that is operable when executed to: initiate an acquisition of a first signal from an electrode of a touch sensor according to an acquisition frequency of the touch sensor, store a first modulated signal which includes a modulated form of the first signal, initiate an acquisition of a second signal from the electrode of the touch sensor according to the acquisition frequency of the touch sensor, reverse a polarity of the second signal to produce a third signal, store a second modulated signal which includes a modulated form of the third signal, generate a signal-timing waveform based on the first and second modulated signals, and retrieve information associated with a stylus from the generated signal-timing waveform.. .

02/18/16
20160048082 

Pattern-forming method, electronic device and producing same, and developing fluid


A pattern-forming method includes forming a film on a substrate by using an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition containing at least a resin that exhibits, due to an action of an acid, increase in polarity and decrease in solubility with respect to a developer including an organic solvent, and a compound that generates an acid by being irradiated with actinic rays or radiation; exposing the film; and forming a negative tone pattern by developing the exposed film with a developer including an organic solvent, in which the developer includes at least one compound a selected from the group consisting of an onium salt, a polymer having an onium salt, a nitrogen-containing compound including three or more nitrogen atoms, a basic polymer, and a phosphorus-based compound.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


02/18/16
20160047906 

Marine multibeam sonar device


A marine multibeam sonar device comprises a processing element and a transmitter. The processing element generates a plurality of transmit transducer electronic signals and inverts a polarity of a first portion of the transmit transducer electronic signals.
Garmin Switzerland Gmbh


02/18/16
20160045743 

Electrical charge balancing functional stimulation using precision pulse width compensation


An apparatus and method for electrical charge balancing when generating a stimulus during functional neural stimulation is presented. A stimulus pulse is generated (cathodic or anodic), and after a selected delay a charge compensating pulse is generated of an opposite polarity.
The Regents Of The University Of California


02/11/16
20160043672 

Drive circuit for a permanent magnet motor


A drive circuit for an electric motor connected in series with an ac power source between a first node and a second node. The drive circuit includes a controllable bidirectional ac switch, an ac-dc conversion circuit connected in parallel with the controllable bidirectional ac switch between the first node and the second node, a position sensor configured to detect a position of a rotor of the motor, and a switch control circuit configured to control the controllable bidirectional ac switch to be conductive or non-conductive in a predetermined way, based on the position of the rotor and a polarity of the ac power source..
Johnson Electric S.a.


02/11/16
20160043626 

Power supply source for an electric heating system


The invention relates to power engineering, in particular to electric heating systems for residential and other buildings. The power supply source for an electric heating system comprises an inductance coil (1), which is connected to a load circuit (4) and is connected to a primary source (3) of electrical energy with the possibility of periodic connection of one of the ends of said coil (9) to one of the terminals of the primary source (3) of electrical energy via an electronic switch (6), and a generator (8) of unipolarity pulses, the output of which is connected to the input of the electronic switch (6).

02/11/16
20160043600 

Electromagnetic system with magnetically coupled rotors


A magnetic rotor arrangement is provided, having a primary rotor including an array of magnets arranged to provide alternating polarity around the outside of the primary rotor and at least one auxiliary rotor including an array of magnets arranged to provide alternating polarity around the outside of the auxiliary rotor. The primary rotor and each auxiliary rotor are arranged such that when the primary rotor is rotated, the rotation of the primary rotor magnetically induces rotation of each auxiliary rotor..
Healey Magnetics, Llc


02/11/16
20160043501 

Cable connector device


A cable connector device for an electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a connector port disposed in the electronic device, one or more magnet coupling parts, each of the one or more magnet coupling parts which is disposed around the connector port, a cable connector device removably coupled to the connector port, and one or more magnet coupling bodies, each of the one or more magnet coupling bodies which is installed in the cable connector device and has the same polarity as that of each of the one or more magnet coupling parts, wherein each of the one or more magnet coupling parts and each of one or more magnet coupling bodies are disposed in positions where they are pushed by repulsive force when the cable connector device is mounted in a reverse direction..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/11/16
20160043074 

Junctionless nanowire transistors for 3d monolithic integration of cmos inverters


The invention provides a three dimensional (3d) semi-conductor device comprising a first junctionless transistor doped with dopants of the same polarity; a second junctionless transistor doped with dopants of the same polarity; and the second junctionless transistor and the first junctionless transistor comprise an opposite dopant polarity are stacked in a vertical arrangement, where the first and second junctionless transistors are separated by an insulating layer. The invention makes use of the fact that the transistors are uniformly doped with the same polarity to provide a junctionless transistor.
University College Cork - National University Of Ireland, Cork


02/11/16
20160042877 

Aqueous-based electric double-layer capacitor


An electric double-layer capacitor (edlc) and method for manufacturing thereof. The eldc includes at least one capacitor cell with two parallel current collectors, two opposite polarity electrodes, a separator, and a rigid dielectric frame.
Elbit Systems Land And C4i Ltd


02/11/16
20160042695 

Display apparatus


A display apparatus includes a latch circuit configured to generate a second data value from a first data value, wherein the bit count of the second data value is greater than the bit count of the first data value, a digital-analog converter configured to convert the second data value into gray scale voltages, an output buffer unit configured to amplify the current level of the gray scale voltages to generate data voltages, a data switch circuit configured to invert the polarity of the data voltages every frame, and a display panel including a plurality of pixels driven with the data voltages supplied from the data switch circuit in response to sequential application of gate signals.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


02/11/16
20160041505 

Developing apparatus


A developing apparatus includes a developer carrying member configured to carry a developer, and a magnet member disposed inside the developer carrying member. The magnet member includes one or more first magnet portions having a first magnetic polarity at an outer surface thereof opposing an inner surface of the developer carrying member, and one or more second magnet portions having a second magnetic polarity at an outer surface thereof opposing the inner surface.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


02/11/16
20160041009 

Micro-electromechanical apparatus having signal attenuation-proof function, and manufacturing method and signal attenuation-proof method thereof


A micro-electromechanical apparatus having a signal attenuation-proof function, and a manufacturing method and a signal attenuation-proof method thereof are disclosed. The micro-electromechanical apparatus includes a substrate, an insulation layer, and a sensing unit.
Sagatek Co., Ltd.


02/11/16
20160041005 

Magnetic position sensor and position detecting method


The present invention enables to obtain an approximate position of a zero crossing point in a shorter time period. A magnetic position sensor detects, with an array in which multiple magnetic detection elements are arranged in a straight line, the zero crossing point at which the magnetic flux density from a pair of magnetic poles is zero in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the array.
Murata Machinery, Ltd.


02/11/16
20160040646 

System and controlling electric fields in electro-hydrodynamic applications


An electro-hydrodynamic system that extracts energy from a gas stream, which includes an injector that injects a first species of particles having the same polarity into the gas stream, wherein particle movement with the gas stream is opposed by a first electric field; an electric field generator that generates a second electric field opposing the first, such that the net electric field at a predetermined distance downstream from the injector is approximately zero; an upstream collector that collects a second species of particles having a polarity opposite the first particle species; a downstream collector that collects the charged particle; and a load coupled between the downstream collector and the upstream collector, wherein the load converts the kinetic energy of the gas stream into electric power.. .
Accio Energy, Inc.


02/11/16
20160038950 

Raw material sorting apparatus and method therefor


An apparatus for separating the main component constituting a raw material from impurities includes: a raw material supply unit for supplying a raw material; a charging unit for charging the raw material supplied from the raw material supply unit; an electrostatic sorting unit for sorting the raw material, which has been charged by the charging unit, according to polarity; and a storage unit for collecting the raw material sorted by and falling from the electrostatic sorting unit, wherein the charging unit includes a charging chamber having a space therein for charging the raw material supplied from the raw material supply unit, and a charging rotor rotatably provided in the charging chamber, for impacting the raw material supplied from the raw material supply unit by the rotating force, thus effectively separating the impurities such as ash and sulfur contained in a raw material, e.g. Coal..
(posco)


02/11/16
20160038670 

Pump assembly with a removable cover assembly


An infusion pump assembly includes an enclosure assembly. A reservoir assembly is positioned at least partially within the enclosure assembly and is configured to contain an infusible fluid.
Deka Products Limited Partnership


02/11/16
20160038009 

Method and circuit for muting electromagnetic interference during maneuvering of a device


A switching circuit includes a first switch and a second switch respectively connecting a first terminal and a second terminal of an electrical coil to a positive terminal of a voltage source, a third switch and a fourth switch respectively connecting the first terminal and the second terminal of the electrical coil to a negative terminal of the voltage source, and a controller to control the switching circuit in a current control mode to alternate a voltage polarity of the voltage source to thereby control a magnitude and direction of the electrical current of the electrical coil, and to control the switching circuit in a current hold mode to disconnect the electrical coil from the voltage source and to short-circuit the electrical coil to maintain the magnitude and direction of the electrical current at the transition time when the switching circuit switched to the current hold mode.. .
Enav Medical Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037617 

Plasma confinement device


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

02/04/16
20160036422 

Cross-point shifting techniques


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


02/04/16
20160036033 

Overcharge protection assembly for a battery module


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


02/04/16
20160035907 

Solar cell module


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


02/04/16
20160035546 

Helmholtz coil assisted pecvd carbon source


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


02/04/16
20160035433 

Memory array with ram and embedded rom


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


02/04/16
20160035401 

Precessional magnetization reversal in a magnetic tunnel junction with a perpendicular polarizer


A magnetic device that includes a perpendicular magnetized polarizing layer configured to provide a first spin-torque and an in-plane magnetized free layer having a magnetization vector having at least a first stable state and a second stable state. The magnetic device also includes a reference layer configured to provide a second spin-torque.
New York University


02/04/16
20160035322 

Liquid crystal display device and driving method thereof


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


02/04/16
20160035296 

Adjusting gamma voltage adjusting device


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




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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