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02/04/16
20160036419 
 Method and  calibrating cmos inverter patent thumbnailnew patent Method and calibrating cmos inverter
A circuit and method for calibrating cmos (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) inverters are provided. In a circuit, a first tunable cmos inverter, controlled by a control signal, receives a first voltage from a first circuit node and outputs a second voltage to a second circuit node.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.


02/04/16
20160036199 
 Method to determine operating conditions of wavelength tunable laser diode and to control optical transmitter providing wavelength tunable laser diode patent thumbnailnew patent Method to determine operating conditions of wavelength tunable laser diode and to control optical transmitter providing wavelength tunable laser diode
A method to control a wavelength tunable laser diode (tunable ld) is disclosed. The tunable ld includes a sg-dfb region and a csg-dbr region to tune the emission wavelength thereof.
Sumitomo Electric Industries,ltd.


02/04/16
20160036127 
 Reconfigurable multi-mode active antenna system patent thumbnailnew patent Reconfigurable multi-mode active antenna system
A reconfigurable antenna system is described which combines active and passive components used to impedance match, alter the frequency response, and change the radiation pattern of an antenna. Re-use of components such as switches and tunable capacitors make the circuit topologies more space and cost effective, while reducing complexity of the control signaling required.
Ethertronics, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035843 
 Cmos in situ doped flow with independently tunable spacer thickness patent thumbnailnew patent Cmos in situ doped flow with independently tunable spacer thickness
A method for manufacturing a microelectronic device with transistors of different types having raised source and drain regions and different overlap regions.. .
Stmicroelectronics Inc


02/04/16
20160033872 
 Method of performing model-based scanner tuning patent thumbnailnew patent Method of performing model-based scanner tuning
A model-based tuning method for tuning a first lithography system utilizing a reference lithography system, each of which has tunable parameters for controlling imaging performance. The method includes the steps of defining a test pattern and an imaging model; imaging the test pattern utilizing the reference lithography system and measuring the imaging results; imaging the test pattern utilizing the first lithography system and measuring the imaging results; calibrating the imaging model utilizing the imaging results corresponding to the reference lithography system, where the calibrated imaging model has a first set of parameter values; tuning the calibrated imaging model utilizing the imaging results corresponding to the first lithography system, where the tuned calibrated model has a second set of parameter values; and adjusting the parameters of the first lithography system based on a difference between the first set of parameter values and the second set of parameter values..
Asml Netherlands B.v.


02/04/16
20160033594 
 Magnetic resonance imaging (mri) coil with integrated decoupling patent thumbnailnew patent Magnetic resonance imaging (mri) coil with integrated decoupling
Example magnetic resonance imaging (mri) radio frequency (rf) coils are described. An mri rf coil may include an lc circuit and an integrated decoupling circuit.
Qed,llc


02/04/16
20160033403 
 Methods for fabricating morphologically transformed nano-structures (mtns) and tunable nanocomposite polymer materials, and devices using such materials patent thumbnailnew patent Methods for fabricating morphologically transformed nano-structures (mtns) and tunable nanocomposite polymer materials, and devices using such materials
In order to implement a microfluidics sensor having higher efficiency, applicants have developed a method of formation of nano-structures having various shapes and sizes onto materials such as polymers, glass and silicon, which are compatible with the microfabrication processes. The adhesion of the nano-structures and feasibility to tune their properties (optical, electrical and mechanical) are two prime concerns when they are adopted for microfluidics devices..
Concordia University


02/04/16
20160033397 
 Resonant optical transducers for in-situ gas detection patent thumbnailnew patent Resonant optical transducers for in-situ gas detection
Configurations for in-situ gas detection are provided, and include miniaturized photonic devices, low-optical-loss, guided-wave structures and state-selective adsorption coatings. High quality factor semiconductor resonators have been demonstrated in different configurations, such as micro-disks, micro-rings, micro-toroids, and photonic crystals with the properties of very narrow nir transmission bands and sensitivity up to 10−9 (change in complex refractive index).
Lawrence Livermore National Security, Llc


02/04/16
20160033383 
 Portable sensors for determination of liquid surface tension, and methods of uses thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Portable sensors for determination of liquid surface tension, and methods of uses thereof
The present invention relates to the measurement of liquid surface tension using a small, portable sensor. More specifically, the present invention relates to a sensor on which a droplet of the sample liquid is placed and quickly either wets and changes color or remains non-wetted for several minutes.
Trustees Of Boston University


02/04/16
20160032490 
 Tuned materials, tuned properties, and tunable devices from ordered oxygen vacancy complex oxides patent thumbnailnew patent Tuned materials, tuned properties, and tunable devices from ordered oxygen vacancy complex oxides
A single-crystalline lnbm2o5+δ or lnbm2o5.5+δ compound is provided, which includes an ordered oxygen vacancy structure; wherein ln is a lanthanide, b is an alkali earth metal, m is a transition metal, o is oxygen, and 0≦δ≦1. Methods of making and using the compound, and devices and compositions including same are also provided..
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System


02/04/16
20160032147 
new patent

High gain durable anti-reflective coating


Disclosed herein are polysilsesquioxane-based anti-reflective coating (arc) compositions, methods of preparation, and methods of deposition on a substrate. In one embodiment, the polysilsesquioxane of this disclosure is prepared in a two-step process of acid catalyzed hydrolysis of organoalkoxysilane followed by addition of tetralkoxysilane that generates silicone polymers with >40 mol % silanol based on si-nmr.
Enki Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160031285 
new patent

Multi-path fluid diverter valve


A multi-path fluid flow control valve for a shock absorber that restricts fluid into a first path while opening fluid flow to a second path when a given fluid flow velocity is reached. Exemplary configurations of this diverter valve are disclosed such as a spring loaded disc valve with face sealing lands, and a spool valve with diametric sealing lands.
Levant Power Corporation


01/28/16
20160028863 

Mobile wireless communications device with improved broadband antenna impedance matching


A mobile electronic device is provided. In one aspect, the mobile electronic device comprises a chassis including a ground plane; a processor carried by the chassis; a frequency tunable antenna carried by the chassis and fed by an inductor; a communications interface carried by the chassis and operative with the processor for receiving and transmitting rf signals via the frequency tunable antenna; audio circuitry carried by the chassis and operative with the communications interface and processor; an audio transducer having a coil in proximity to the frequency tunable antenna for at least one of receiving and transmitting audio signals from and to the audio circuitry; and at least one rf choke configured for blocking rf energy from the frequency tunable antenna through the audio transducer to the ground plane and decoupling the antenna from the audio transducer to minimize any detuning of antenna impedance match and degradation in antenna gain.
Blackberry Limited


01/28/16
20160028484 

Configurable diplex filter with tunable inductors


A diplex filter having tunable inductors. Preferably the tunable inductors include pads that may each selectively receive one end of a jumper..
Arris Enterprises, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028405 

Clock generator using free-running oscillator and method therefor


A clock generator comprises a free-running oscillator and a tunable frequency synthesizer. The free-running oscillator has an output for providing an oscillator clock signal.
Silicon Laboratories Inc.


01/28/16
20160028375 

Passive automatic antenna tuning based on received-signal analysis


A method includes receiving a signal from a remote transmitter via an electrically-tunable antenna having a tunable element. An adjustment, to be applied to a response of the electrically-tunable antenna, is calculating by analyzing the received signal.
Altair Semiconductor Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028361 

Low-loss tunable radio frequency filter


A method of constructing an rf filter comprises designing an rf filter that includes a plurality of resonant elements disposed, a plurality of non-resonant elements coupling the resonant elements together to form a stop band having a plurality of transmission zeroes corresponding to respective frequencies of the resonant elements, and a sub-band between the transmission zeroes. The non-resonant elements comprise a variable non-resonant element for selectively introducing a reflection zero within the stop band to create a pass band in the sub-band.
Resonant Inc.


01/28/16
20160028212 

Tunable short cavity laser sensor


Optical systems employ a tunable source which includes a short cavity laser with a large free spectral range cavity, fast tuning response, and single transverse and longitudinal mode operation. Systems for optical spectroscopy with optimized scanning, a system for optical beam steering and a system for a tunable local oscillator are disclosed..
Praevium Research, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028208 

Polarization stable widely tunable short cavity laser


A tunable source includes a short-cavity laser optimized for performance and reliability in ssoct imaging systems, spectroscopic detection systems, and other types of detection and sensing systems. A short cavity laser with a large free spectral range cavity, fast tuning response and single transverse, longitudinal and polarization mode operation is disclosed.
Praevium Research, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028207 

Amplified widely tunable short cavity laser


An amplified tunable source includes a short-cavity laser coupled to an optical amplifier for high power, spectrally shaped operation. The short-cavity laser is coupled to a quantum well semiconductor optical amplifier with two quantum states for broadened gain.
Praevium Research, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028029 

Tridentate cyclometalated metal complexes with six-membered coordination rings


Tridentate cyclometalated complexes with rigid six-membered coordination rings of general formula i having tunable emission wavelengths in the visible range. These emitters are suitable for full color displays and lighting applications..
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University


01/28/16
20160027678 

Tunable temperature controlled substrate support assembly


Implementations described herein provide a substrate support assembly which enables both lateral and azimuthal tuning of the heat transfer between an electrostatic chuck and a heating assembly. The substrate support assembly comprises a body having a substrate support surface and a lower surface, one or more main resistive heaters disposed in the body, a plurality of spatially tunable heaters disposed in the body, and a spatially tunable heater controller coupled to the plurality of spatially tunable heaters, the spatially tunable heater controller configured to independently control an output one of the plurality of spatially tunable heaters relative to another of the plurality of spatially tunable heaters..
Applied Materials, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027657 

Chemical mechanical polishing (cmp) of colbalt-containing substrate


Chemical mechanical polishing (cmp) compositions, methods and systems for polish cobalt or cobalt-containing substrates are provided. Dual, or at least two chelators were used in the cmp polishing compositions as complexing agents for achieving the unique synergetic effects to afford high, tunable co removal rates and with low static etch rates on co film surface for the efficient co corrosion protection during cmp process.
Air Products And Chemicals, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025903 

Tunable acoustic gradient index of refraction lens and system


A tunable acoustic gradient index of refraction (tag) lens and system are provided that permit, in one aspect, dynamic selection of the lens output, including dynamic focusing and imaging. The system may include a tag lens and at least one of a source and a detector of electromagnetic radiation.

01/28/16
20160024264 

Flexible nanocrystalline cellulose (ncc) films with tunable optical and mechanical properties


This invention describes development of a novel flexible film comprising nanocrystalline cellulose (ncc), or cellulose nanocrystals (cnc), and a controlled amount of a suitable zwitterionic (amphoteric) surfactant. The films are iridescent and have a high level of structural integrity, where mechanical properties can be engineered to suit the end applications.
Celluforce Inc.


01/21/16
20160020868 

Tunable optical network unit for multi-wavelength passive optical network system and operating method thereof


A tunable optical network unit (onu) for a multi-wavelength passive optical network (mw pon) system and an operation method thereof are provided. The tunable onu includes a cyclic tunable filter configured to have cyclic wavelength transmission properties that allow all wavelength channels of both a downstream signal and an upstream signal and to vary a wavelength to pass therethrough; a wavelength splitter configured to split an upstream signal wavelength band and a downstream signal wavelength band; a photodetector element configured to detect a downstream signal that is transmitted through the wavelength splitter, passing through the cyclic tunable filter which is aligned to a specific downstream signal wavelength channel; and a tunable transmitter configured to output to the wavelength transmitter an upstream signal of a wavelength channel that is determined based on an aligned downstream signal wavelength channel of the cyclic tunable filter..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


01/21/16
20160020793 

Rejection of rf interferers and noise in a wireless communications transceiver


The invention provides a radio receiver or transceiver having one or more low noise amplifiers corresponding to one or more antenna inputs wherein one or more outputs of the one or more low noise amplifiers is/are combined at a single output current summing node, a tunable, shunt notch filter is coupled or connected to the summed output node that allows for the attenuation of a tx blocker or interferer, an external blocker or interferer or an internal on-chip interferer.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


01/21/16
20160020750 

Method, system, and resonator circuits and modulating resonators


Embodiments of resonator circuits and modulating resonators and are described generally herein. One or more acoustic wave resonators may be coupled in series or parallel to generate tunable filters.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation


01/21/16
20160020575 

Tunable light source


Provided herein is an external-cavity type wavelength tunable laser including gain medium configured to generate an optical signal and amplify the generated optical signal based on a bias current applied; an external reflector configured to be coupled optically with the gain medium; a second thermistor provided on the side of the gain medium and configured to measure a temperature of the gain medium; a first thermistor provided on the external reflector and configured to measure a temperature of the external reflector; and a thermoelectric cooler configured to transfer generated heat based on the temperatures measured by the first and second thermistors.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


01/21/16
20160020017 

Microfluidics controlled tunable coil


In some example embodiments, there may be provided an apparatus. The apparatus may include a chamber including a first cavity and a second cavity, wherein the chamber further includes a first fluid suspended in a second fluid; a first electrode adjacent to the first cavity; a second electrode adjacent to the second cavity; a third electrode configured to provide a common electrode to the first electrode and the second electrode; and at least one coil adjacent to at least one of the first cavity or the second cavity, wherein an inductance value of the coil is varied by at least applying a driving signal between the common electrode and the first electrode and/or the second electrode.
Nokia Corporation


01/21/16
20160017196 

Temporary adhesive with tunable adhesion force sufficient for processing thin solid materials


Compositions and methods are described for a temporary adhesive with adjustable adhesion force to affix a thin solid material onto a carrier whereby the force of adhesion is defined by choosing and adjusting the polymeric resin components to provide sufficient adhesion to support a manufacturing process, and upon completion, the thin solid material is removed by an external applied force of a given value that overcomes the adhesive force without harm to the thin solid material. The temporary adhesive provides a tunable adhesion force that is lower than the tensile strength of the thin solid material, preferably less than 50%, more preferably less than 25%, and most preferably less than 10% of the tensile strength of the thin solid material.

01/21/16
20160017184 

Adhesive with tunable porosity and methods to support temporary bonding applications


Compositions and methods are described for a temporary adhesive used to affix a work unit onto a carrier substrate whereby its porosity is tuned by choosing and adjusting the polymeric resin and filler components to provide sufficient adhesion to support a manufacturing process, and upon completion, there is advanced penetration of a liquid into the interfacial bond causing release of the work unit without harm. The temporary adhesive provides a tunable porosity that is dependent upon the mathematical calculation of the weight basis ratio of filler to binder, that is preferably greater than 0.4, more preferably greater than 1.0, and most preferably greater than 2.0.

01/21/16
20160016995 

Tunable control of protein degradation in synthetic and endogenous bacterial systems


The methods and compositions described herein relate, in part, to the generation of a synthetic degradation system in e. Coli that provides tunable control of the protein level of targeted genes by using components of the mesoplasma florum tmrna system.
Trustees Of Boston University


01/21/16
20160016848 

Layered transparent conductive oxide thin films


Transparent conductive oxide thin films having a plurality of layers with voids located at each interface. Smooth tco surfaces with no post growth processing and a largely tunable haze value.
Corning Incorporated


01/21/16
20160015866 

Anti-adhesive barrier membrane using alginate and hyaluronic acid for biomedical applications


A non-synthetic, hydrophilic, biodegradable, biocompatible polysaccharide based non-toxic anti-adhesion hydrogel barrier is disclosed herein. The barrier of the present invention is formed by constructing a unique interpenetrating, crosslinked network with a unique porosity.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System


01/14/16
20160014874 

Compact, all-optical generation of coherent x-rays


A method for generating coherent, polarized, and tunable x-rays using a single laser pulse is provided. An ultrashort laser pulse is fired into a plasma.
The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy


01/14/16
20160014399 

Display device


The present invention provides a display device, relates to the field of display technology, and can solve the technical problems of large volume and high cost in existing spectral separation 3d display device. The display device comprises: a display light source comprising at least one monochromatic wavelength tunable laser, when displaying each piece of 3d images, the monochromatic laser is capable of at least emitting a first laser beam at a first time, and emitting a second laser beam at a second time, and the peak wavelength of the first laser beam is different from that of the second laser beam, wherein the first time and the second time are continuous, the first laser beam is used for displaying the first frame of image, the second laser beam is used for displaying the second frame of image..
Hefei Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


01/14/16
20160013618 

Surface emitting laser and optical coherence tomography apparatus


In order to provide a wavelength tunable surface emitting laser capable of improving a wavelength tuning efficiency, provided is a surface emitting laser, including: a first reflector; a semiconductor cavity including an active layer; and a second reflector, the first reflector, the semiconductor cavity, and the second reflector being formed in the stated order, a gap portion being formed between the first reflector and a semiconductor layer, a cavity length being tunable, in which the surface emitting laser has a high reflectivity structure formed between the gap portion and the semiconductor cavity, and an expression of “(λ/2)×m+λ/8<l<(λ/2)×m+3λ/8” is satisfied, where l is an optical thickness of the semiconductor cavity, m is an integer of 1 or larger, and λ is a center wavelength of laser oscillation.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/14/16
20160013609 

Integrated high-power tunable laser with adjustable outputs


A tunable laser that includes an array of parallel optical amplifiers is described. The laser may also include an intracavity n×m coupler that couples power between a cavity mirror and the array of parallel optical amplifiers.
Acacia Communications, Inc.


01/14/16
20160013290 

Turnable breakdown voltage rf fet devices


A tunable breakdown voltage rf mesfet and/or mosfet and methods of manufacture are disclosed. The method includes forming a first line and a second line on an underlying gate dielectric material.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/14/16
20160013208 

Turnable breakdown voltage rf fet devices


A tunable breakdown voltage rf mesfet and/or mosfet and methods of manufacture are disclosed. The method includes forming a first line and a second line on an underlying gate dielectric material.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/14/16
20160010971 

Broadband or mid-infrared fiber light sources


An optical system includes a tunable semiconductor light emitter that generates an input beam having a wavelength shorter than about 2.5 microns, an optical isolator coupled to the emitter and configured to block reflected light into the emitter, an optical amplifier receiving the input beam and outputting an intermediate beam, and optical fibers receiving the intermediate beam and forming an output beam. A subsystem includes lenses or mirrors that deliver the output beam to a sample.
Omni Medsci, Inc.


01/14/16
20160010279 

Scalable, highly transparent paper with microsized fiber


Solar cell substrates require high optical transparency, but also prefer high optical haze to increase the light scattering and consequently the absorption in the active materials. Unfortunately there is a tradeoff between these optical properties, which is exemplified by common transparent paper substrates exhibiting a transparency of about 90% yet a low optical haze (<20%).
University Of Maryland At College Park


01/14/16
20160010080 

A preparing silica-coated magnetic bead


The present invention relates to a method of preparing a sedimentation adjustment silica-coated magnetic bead, comprising the following steps: (1) preparing a magnetic core; (2) adding various ratio of silica coating material to coat the magnetic core with silica forming a silica-coated magnetic bead; and (3) washing the silica-coated magnetic bead sequentially by an alcoholic solvent and water. The present invention also relates to a silica-coated magnetic bead prepared by the above method, comprising a magnetic core and a tunable silica layer, wherein the thickness of the tunable silica layer is ranging from 0.77-2.31 μm..
Magqu Co., Ltd.


01/14/16
20160009958 

Aqueous detergent soluble coating and adhesive and methods of temporary bonding for manufacturing


Compositions and methods are described for a temporary coating and adhesive with adjustable acidity for use in coating work units as a planarization coating over high topography and also for affixing thin units onto a carrier whereby such compositions provide sufficient properties to support a manufacturing process, and upon completion, the compositions are removed by an aqueous detergent that dissolves and releases the work unit within a rapid time frame without harm to its integrity. The temporary adhesive provides a tunable acidity based upon lewis acid represented as its acid dissociative constant, ka, where it is preferred to have ka≧1×10−6 (pka≦6), more preferred ka≧1×10−5 (pka≦5), and most preferred ka≧1×10−4 (pka≦4).

01/14/16
20160008245 

Sunscreen compositions and methods of their use


Described herein are topical skin compositions useful for protecting the skin from the sun. The topical skin compositions comprise cosmetic ingredients such as homosalate, octisalate, oxybenzone, octocrylene, avobenzone, dimethicone, butylene glycol, styrene/acrylates copolymer, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, dicaprylyl carbonate, glycerin, ceteareth-25, dimethicone crosspolymer, magnesium aluminum silicate, acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester, crithmum maritimum extract, hydrolyzed algin, ascorbic acid, plankton extract, and opuntia tuna fruit extract.
Mary Kay Inc.


01/07/16
20160006608 

Channel map for optical network unit activation and rogue behavior prevention


A multi-wavelength passive optical network (mw-pon) includes an optical distribution network (odn), a plurality of optical line terminations (olts) and an optical network unit (onu). The odn includes a trunk fiber, one or more branching elements, and a plurality of distribution fibers.
Zte (usa) Inc.


01/07/16
20160006212 

Laser apparatus and method to re-tune emission wavelength of wavelength tunable ld


A laser apparatus for tuning the emission wavelength of a wavelength tunable laser diode will be described. The apparatus includes a tunable ld with heaters to tune the emission wavelength of the tunable ld, and a controller to control the power supplied to the heaters.
National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science And Technology


01/07/16
20160006211 

Compact tunable laser device


The present invention relates to a compact tunable laser device that can change the oscillation laser wavelength. The laser device includes: a laser diode chip 100 that emits laser light; an optical feedback-partial reflective mirror 500 that feeds some of light emitted from the laser diode chip 100 back to the laser diode chip 100 by reflecting it; a collimating lens 300 that is disposed in a light path between the laser diode chip 100 and the optical feedback-partial reflective mirror 500 and collimates light emitted from the laser diode chip 100; a tunable-selective filter 300 of which the transmissive wavelength changes in accordance with temperature; and a 45°-reflective mirror 400 that changes laser light traveling horizontally to a package bottom into laser light traveling perpendicular to the package bottom, wherein the laser diode chip 100 or the tunable-selective filter 300 is disposed on a thermoelectric element 900 and has an oscillation wavelength changing in accordance with a change in temperature of the thermoelectric element 900..
Phovel, Co., Ltd


01/07/16
20160004139 

Tunable nonlinear beam shaping by a non-collinear interaction


A method and system for beam shaping employing a non-collinear quasi phase-matched interaction in a crystal whose nonlinear coefficient was encoded by a computer generated hologram is provided herein. The same axis is used for both satisfying the phase-matching requirements and encoding the holographic information.
Ramot At Tel-aviv University Ltd.


01/07/16
20160002457 

Tunable and responsive photonic hydrogels comprising nanocrystalline cellulose


Composite hydrogels with a chiral organization with tunable responsive photonic properties are conceived. A polymerizable hydrophilic monomer such as acrylamide is reacted in the presence of nanocrystalline cellulose (ncc) to give a composite hydrogel with cellulose nanocrystals embedded in a chiral nematic organization.
University Of British Columbia


01/07/16
20160001847 

Suspension system with a tunable air spring


This invention relates to vehicle suspension systems and devices, and particularly to vehicle suspension systems and devices having an air spring with adjustable and/or tunable characteristics. The vehicle suspension may generally include features for modifying the spring rate of an air spring, such as, for example, to increase initial suppleness and to decrease spiking during later portions of travel.

12/31/15
20150381305 

Self-calibrating tunable laser for optical network


Techniques are described for adjusting the wavelength of a laser so that the laser transmits at the defined wavelength without needing feedback from an optical line terminal (olt) and without needing tap filters that follows a tunable filter in the upstream transmission path.. .
Calix, Inc.


12/31/15
20150381285 

Wavelength-tunable burst-mode receiver


An apparatus, e.g. An optical receiver, includes an optical front end and a processor.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.


12/31/15
20150381186 

Oscillator circuits and methods to compensate frequency pulling


An oscillator circuit may include a local oscillator to generate a carrier signal having a tunable frequency, a first modulator and a power amplifier coupled in cascade to the local oscillator to generate an output signal. The first modulator may be activated from a first modulating signal having a first frequency alternatively defining on and off states of the first modulator.
Stmicroelectronics S.r. L.


12/31/15
20150380815 

Apparatus and assembling a dual polarized agile cylindrical antenna array with reconfigurable radial waveguides


Embodiments are provided for an agile antenna that beamsteers radio frequency (rf) signals by selectively activating/de-activating tunable elements on radial-waveguides using direct current (dc) switches. The agile antenna device comprises a first radial waveguide structure encased in a first frame, a first line feed connected to the first waveguide structure, a second encased radial waveguide structure similar and coupled to the first waveguide structure.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


12/31/15
20150380814 

Apparatus and a dual polarized broadband agile cylindrical antenna array with reconfigurable radial waveguides


Embodiments are provided for an agile antenna that beamsteers radio frequency (rf) signals by selectively activating/de-activating tunable elements on radial-waveguides using direct current (dc) switches. The antenna comprises two parallel radial waveguide structures, each comprising a first radial plate, a second radial plate in parallel with the first radial plate, and conductive elements positioned vertically and distributed radially between the two plates.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


12/31/15
20150380790 

Voltage tuning of microwave magnetic devices using magnetoelectric transducers


Tunable microwave magnetic devices that provide increased performance with reduced size, weight, and cost. The disclosed microwave magnetic devices are voltage-tunable devices that include ferrite substrates.
Northeastern University


12/31/15
20150380789 

Phase shift device


A phase shift device includes a planar transmission line that is formed by a signal electrode and a ground electrode which are separated by a dielectric substance, whereby the signal electrode of the planar transmission line is divided into several pieces and includes overlapping areas of adjacent pieces that are filled with a tunable liquid crystal material, thereby forming a dielectric tunable component (varactor) with a metal-insulator-metal type capacitor. The several pieces of the signal electrode are arranged at two or more different distance levels with respect to the ground electrode.
Technische UniversitÄt Darmstadt


12/31/15
20150380612 

Color-tunable light emitting device


One aspect of the present invention is directed to a color-tunable light source including a light emitting diode die segmented into a plurality of sub-light emitting diode regions, at least one of the plurality of light emitting regions defining a first zone and at least one of the plurality of light emitting regions defining a second zone, a color conversion material such as phosphor material covering at least a top surface of each light emitting region in the first zone, a first electrical contact connected to a light emitting region in the first zone, and a second electrical contact connected to a light emitting region in the second zone. A current applied to the first electrical contact drives the light emitting regions in the first zone and a second current applied to the second electrical contact drives the light emitting regions in the second zone.
Toshiba Corporation


12/31/15
20150380281 

Ceramic showerhead including central gas injector for tunable convective-diffusive gas flow in semiconductor substrate processing apparatus


An inductively coupled plasma processing apparatus comprises a vacuum chamber, a vacuum source, and a substrate support on which a semiconductor substrate is supported. A ceramic showerhead forms an upper wall of the vacuum chamber.
Lam Research Corporation


12/31/15
20150379418 

Systems, methods and active compensation of quantum processor elements


Apparatus and methods enable active compensation for unwanted discrepancies in the superconducting elements of a quantum processor. A qubit may include a primary compound josephson junction (cjj) structure, which may include at least a first secondary cjj structure to enable compensation for josephson junction asymmetry in the primary cjj structure.
D-wave Systems Inc.


12/31/15
20150378183 

Nanophotonic spatial light modulator


A nanophotonic device includes at least two waveguides located on top of a transparent substrate, which form an intersection point at which a part of a first waveguide simultaneously constitutes a part of a second waveguide. A nanoscale element located on top of the intersection point so that it partially or completely covers the intersection point is switchable between two different states, which differ by a refractive index value.
Karlsruher Institut Für Technologie


12/31/15
20150377887 

In situ affinity maturation of antibodies


This disclosure relates to a method to mimicking the germinal center reaction to generate antibodies with altered binding properties or increased affinity directly in hybridomas. To allow convenient and rapid affinity maturation of antibodies, a controllable activation-induced cytidine deaminase (aid) expression system to induce somatic hypermutation in hybridomas is developed.
Academia Sinica


12/31/15
20150376973 

Tunable floating seal insert


A system including, a mineral extraction component, a conduit fitting coupled to the mineral extraction component, a floating seal insert disposed in the conduit fitting. The floating seal insert includes a feature configured to tune a fluid dynamic characteristic along a liquid flow path through the conduit fitting and the floating seal insert.
Cameron International Corporation


12/31/15
20150376068 

Electro-optic ceramic materials


The present invention provides a product and manufacturing method for electro-optic ceramic material having the composition (a′(1-y)a″y)1-xlnxm(1-2x/5)o3 wherein 0<x<0.1; 0<y<1; a′ and a″ are independently, alkali metals; ln is a lanthanide metal; and m is a transition metal. The present invention provides a product and manufacturing method for an electro-optic device that is operable at room temperature and the properties of which are tunable by an applied external electric field..
Agency For Science, Tecnology And Research


12/31/15
20150376055 

White, opaque, spodumene glass-ceramic articles with tunable color and methods for making the same


The glass-ceramics also exhibit colors at an observer angle of 10° and a cie illuminant f02 determined with specular reflectance of a* between −0.5 and 0.5, b* between −2.5 and +2, and l* between 90 and 93.. .

12/31/15
20150375305 

Optimized vibration absorber


A tuned or tunable boring tool includes a boring bar defining an elongated cavity therein. A distal end of the boring bar is configured to support a tool or cutting insert.
Kennametal Inc.


12/31/15
20150375304 

Vibration absorber with high viscous dampening


A tunable or tuned boring tool having a dynamic vibration absorber is provided herein. The boring tool includes a boring bar having a distal portion configured to support a tool, a proximal portion configured for attachment to a support structure of a metalworking machine, and a cylindrical body extending between the proximal portion and the distal portion, having an elongated cavity therein.
Kennametal Inc.


12/24/15
20150372758 

Transmitting and receiving apparatus using wavelength-tunable filter and method thereof


A transmitting and receiving apparatus using a wavelength-tunable filter according to an exemplary embodiment may include: a filter to generate a filtered optical-reception signal by passing only an allowed-to-be-passed wavelength by using bragg grating filter; a wavelength setter to set the allowed-to-be-passed wavelength of the filter; and a photoelectric converter to perform photoelectric conversion on the filtered optical-reception signal into an electrical signal.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


12/24/15
20150372660 

Switchable filters and design structures


Switchable and/or tunable filters, methods of manufacture and design structures are disclosed herein. The method of forming the filters includes forming at least one piezoelectric filter structure comprising a plurality of electrodes formed to be in contact with at least one piezoelectric substrate.
International Business Machines Corporation


12/24/15
20150372361 

Phase shifter


A tunable phase shifter is provided which includes a dielectric substrate, a transmission line formed based on the dielectric substrate for carrying input and output signals and a dielectric disturber placed on top of the transmission line. The phase shifter further includes a phase shifting mechanism for adjusting at least one of a distance between the transmission line and the substrate and a distance between the transmission line and the dielectric disturber to effect phase shift..
C-com Satellite Systems Inc.


12/24/15
20150371831 

Multi-zone gas injection assembly with azimuthal and radial distribution control


A gas injection system includes (a) a side gas plenum, (b) a plurality of n gas inlets coupled to said side gas plenum, (c) plural side gas outlets extending radially inwardly from said plenum, (d) an n-way gas flow ratio controller having n outputs coupled to said n gas inlets respectively, and (e) an m-way gas flow ratio controller having m outputs, respective ones of said m outputs coupled to said tunable gas nozzle and a gas input of said n-way gas flow ratio controller.. .
Applied Materials, Inc.


12/24/15
20150369663 

Thermo-optic tunable spectrometer


A tunable spectrometer is described. A tunable spectrometer may include an optical filter, having a first reflector stack and a second reflector stack separated by a half-wave spacer, a heater, a heat-sink and a detector array.
Empire Technology Development Llc.


12/24/15
20150369660 

System, method and computer-accessible medium for depth of field imaging for three-dimensional sensing utilizing a spatial light modulator microscope arrangement


Exemplary embodiment can utilize the properties of tunable thin-film, material (e.g., graphene) to efficiently modulate the intensity, phase, and/or polarization of transmitted and/or reflected radiation, including mid-infrared (“mid-ir”) radiation. Exemplary embodiments include planar antennas comprising tunable thin-film material sections and metallic sections disposed in contact with the tunable thin-film material sections, each metallic section having a gap with at least one dimension related to a wavelength of the radiation, which in some embodiments may be less than the wavelength.
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City New York


12/24/15
20150368899 

Tunable acoustic panel


A tunable acoustic panel that functions as an acoustic diffuser and absorber is disclosed. The acoustic properties of the tunable acoustic panel can be quickly and conveniently modified by moving a handle.
Wenger Corporation


12/24/15
20150366719 

Methods and devices for skin tightening


The present invention relates to methods and devices for skin tightening after incising or excising tissue portions from a subject. Exemplary methods and devices include tunable dressings having an adhesive layer and a regulatable layer or an unstretched layer that responds to one or more external stimuli to contract or expand the dressing, where the contraction or expansion can be uniform or non-uniform..
Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc.


12/17/15
20150365259 

Millimeter wave phase shifters using tunable transmission lines


Tunable phase shifters and methods for using the same include a signal line; one or more grounding lines; one or more crossing lines below the signal line in proximity to the signal line and substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the signal line, where the crossing lines conform to the shape of the signal line along at least three surfaces of the signal line and where the crossing lines have a tunable capacitance; and an inductance return line below the crossing lines substantially parallel to the longitudinal direction of the signal line, where the inductance return line provides a tunable inductance.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


12/17/15
20150365192 

Method of tuning wavelength of tunable optical network unit (onu) in time and wavelength division multiplexing-passive optical network (twdm-pon)


A method of tuning a wavelength of a tunable onu in a twdm-pon is provided. The method includes transmitting a wavelength change request message from a source olt to request the onu to change a wavelength thereof from a first wavelength to a second wavelength and in response to the wavelength change request message, transmitting a wavelength change response message from the onu to the source olt to indicate whether or not the onu can change a wavelength thereof.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


12/17/15
20150365082 

Tunable clock system


A memory-like structure composed of variable resistor elements for use in tuning respective branches and leaves of a clock distribution structure, which may be used to compensate for chip-by-chip and/or combinatorial logic path-by-path delay variations, which may be due, for example, to physical variations in deep submicron devices and interconnections, is presented. A single system clocked scan flip-fop with the capability to perform delay test measurements is also presented.

12/17/15
20150362669 

Band-gap tunable elastic optical multilayer fibers


The rolled photonic fibers presents two codependent, technologically exploitable features for light and color manipulation: regularity on the nanoscale that is superposed with microscale cylindrical symmetry, resulting in wavelength selective scattering of light in a wide range of directions. The bio-inspired photonic fibers combine the spectral filtering capabilities and color brilliance of a planar bragg stack compounded with a large angular scattering range introduced by the microscale curvature, which also decreases the strong directional chromaticity variation usually associated with flat multilayer reflectors.
University Of Exeter


12/17/15
20150361332 

Robust photochromic compounds with silicon- or phosphorus-containing heterocyclic ring and the production thereof


In one embodiment, provided are a new class of diarylethene-containing photochromic compounds with the incorporation of silicon- or phosphorus-containing heterocycles into the “ethene” part of the diarylethene backbone that has been shown to be capable of displaying tunable, robust and thermally stable photochromic properties. Also provided are methods for synthesizing these compounds, as well as uses of these compounds as these compounds may be used as the photochromic layer in an optical recording material and other optical functioning devices..
The University Of Hong Kong


12/17/15
20150360634 

Apparatus and methods for vehicle structural or semi-structural component assembly enabling tunable deceleration characteristics


A vehicle structural or semi-structural component assembly or crash sensor assembly includes a body, wherein a first portion of the body comprises a polymer composite material and a sensor mount portion of the body is connected to the first portion; and a sensor directly attached to the sensor mount portion. The sensor mount portion comprises a polymer composite material and a flexible reinforcement material over-molded within the polymer composite material.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


12/10/15
20150358041 

Calibration and tuning for a tunable filter having adjustable inductance and capacitance


A device includes a tunable filter having an adjustable inductance and an adjustable capacitance, the tunable filter having a first tuning input responsive to a first control signal related to filter frequency band information, and a second tuning input responsive to a second control signal related to a jammer signal.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated


12/10/15
20150357985 

Low-loss tunable radio frequency filter


A method of constructing an rf filter comprises designing an rf filter that includes a plurality of resonant elements disposed, a plurality of non-resonant elements coupling the resonant elements together to form a stop band having a plurality of transmission zeroes corresponding to respective frequencies of the resonant elements, and a sub-band between the transmission zeroes. The non-resonant elements comprise a variable non-resonant element for selectively introducing a reflection zero within the stop band to create a pass band in the sub-band.
Resonant Inc.


12/10/15
20150357791 

Tunable laser with multiple in-line sections


A tunable laser with multiple in-line sections generally includes a semiconductor laser body with a plurality of in-line laser sections each configured to be driven independently to generate laser light at a wavelength within a different respective wavelength range. The wavelength of the light generated in each of the laser sections may be tuned, in response to a temperature change, to a channel wavelength within the respective wavelength range.
Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.


12/10/15
20150357467 

Tunable breakdown voltage rf fet devices


A tunable breakdown voltage rf mesfet and/or mosfet and methods of manufacture are disclosed. The method includes forming a first line and a second line on an underlying gate dielectric material.
International Business Machines Corporation


12/10/15
20150357102 

Core shell superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles with functional metal silicate core shell interface and a magnetic core containing the nanoparticles


Core shell nanoparticles of an iron oxide core, a silicon dioxide shell and an iron silicate interface between the core and the shell are provided. The magnetic properties of the nanoparticles are tunable by control of the iron silicate interface thickness.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


12/10/15
20150355410 

Optical grating coupler having wavelength tunable structure


A structure of an optical grating coupler for tuning the center wavelength of signals which are propagated to a waveguide by changing the effective refractive index of the optical grating coupler is provided. The optical grating coupler includes a region for changing the effective refractive index of the optical grating coupler, which is included in the inside or outside of the optical grating coupler.
Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology


12/10/15
20150355363 

Utility locating transmitter apparatus & methods


A high-q human-portable, battery-powered self-correcting tunable resonator in a transmitter apparatus for inducing alternating currents of high quality in buried conductors to facilitate their location is disclosed. The transmitter apparatus may employ an fet-driven capacitive tuning circuit and a coil design that achieves high precision, high-quality transmission signals, and which may be equipped with a high-voltage booster for facilitating fault-localization applications..

12/10/15
20150355251 

Electronic device having coupler for tapping antenna signals


An electronic device may be provided with wireless circuitry. Control circuitry may be used to adjust transmit power levels for wireless signals, may be used to tune antennas, and may be used to adjust other settings for the wireless circuitry.
Apple Inc.


12/10/15
20150352767 

Fabrication of porous carbon nanofibers with large power handling capability


A method for producing porous nanofibers having tunable meso- and micropores, and the articles produced by the method. In some embodiments, the method comprises electrospinning a polymer blend comprising polyacrylonitrile and a sulfonated polymer dissolved in a solvent to form a fibers; heat treating the mat or web of fibers sequentially at first, second, and optionally third temperatures; and optionally treating the heat treated fibers with an oxidizing agent..

12/03/15
20150349492 

External resonator laser


A lens which collimates the light emitted from said laser chip, a diffraction grating which diffracts the light collimated by said lens, a support body which said diffraction grating is fixed, and a movable mirror which reflects the light diffracted by said diffraction grating, wherein said diffraction grating is arranged apart a prescribed distance from a littman-type tunable external resonator laser arrangement in which said movable mirror rotates on a pivot which is the intersection point of the surface of said movable mirror and the surface of the said diffraction grating.. .

12/03/15
20150349485 

System and method to compensate for frequency distortions and polarization induced effects in optical systems


The invention provides a system and a method for wavelength referencing and polarization mitigation. An optical wavelength tunable laser source is swept in a number of contiguous, overlapping sweep segments.
Faz Technology Limited


12/03/15
20150349295 

Gas permeation multilayer barrier with tunable index decoupling layers


Barrier stacks according to embodiments of the present invention achieve good optical properties by including a decoupling layer with a tunable refractive index. In some embodiments, the barrier stack includes one or more dyads, each of which includes a first layer comprising an organic-inorganic hybrid material, and a second layer comprising a barrier material.
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.


12/03/15
20150346524 

Method and testing operation of an optical liquid crystal device


Methods and apparatus for testing operation of a single or multiple tunable active optical device(s) operated by one or more driving electrodes are described. Test methods and apparatus are provided for device testing without necessarily requiring direct physical contact with the driving electrodes.
Lensvector Inc.


12/03/15
20150346480 

Grating-type tunable filter


A grating-type tunable filter comprises a signal input terminal, a signal output terminal, a focusing component and gratings. An input collimator, an output collimator, a first grating, a first reflector, a light beam expanding component, a second grating, a polarization rotating component and a second reflector are arranged along an optical path.
O-net Communications (shenzhen) Limited


12/03/15
20150346053 

Dispersion correction in optical frequency-domain reflectometry


An optical frequency domain reflectometry (ofdr) measurement is produced from an ofdr apparatus that includes a tunable laser source coupled to a sensing interferometer and a monitor interferometer. The sensing interferometer is also coupled to a waveguide, e.g., an optical sensing fiber.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.




Tuna topics: Dielectric Constant, Magnetic Field, Transistors, State Machine, Finite State Machine, Tunable Capacitor, Frequency Band

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