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06/16/16
20160174334 
 Lighting system for contained environments patent thumbnailLighting system for contained environments
Techniques and architecture are disclosed for a lighting system for contained environments, such as elevators or other such environments. The lighting system can include one or more luminaires and/or one or more display devices that include tunable output controlled to automatically change the ambient lighting and/or presentable content (e.g., imagery, video, audio) based on one or more conditions related to the contained environment.
Osram Sylvania Inc.


06/16/16
20160173310 
 Tunable peak-to-average power ratio frequency division multiplexing patent thumbnailTunable peak-to-average power ratio frequency division multiplexing
Technologies are generally provided to enable the peak-to-average power ratio (papr) in ofdm communication systems to be adjusted to a particular level. In some examples, an n-symbol transmission vector may be partitioned into k equal partitions, a fast fourier transform (fft) may be performed on each partition, and an interleaving union of fft results may be generated.
Indian Institute Of Technology Delhi


06/16/16
20160173221 
 Temperature insensitive demux/mux in silicon photonics patent thumbnailTemperature insensitive demux/mux in silicon photonics
A temperature insensitive demux/mux device whose wavelength does not change by environment temperature is provided for wdm application. The temperature insensitive demux/mux device includes a waveguide-based delay-line-interferometer configured to receive an input light bearing multiplexed wavelengths and output a first output light bearing the same multiplexed wavelengths but with a shifted intensity peak position.
Inphi Corporation


06/16/16
20160173057 
 Method, system, and  resonator circuits and modulating resonators patent thumbnailMethod, 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


06/16/16
20160173030 
 Method and  correcting inconvenient power amplifier load characteristics in an envelope tracking based system patent thumbnailMethod and correcting inconvenient power amplifier load characteristics in an envelope tracking based system
A tunable matching network is configured to couple at least one filter with a power amplifier that is configured to operate in an envelope tracking (et) mode of operation over a transmit band. A control component is configured to detect a present set of operating conditions of the power amplifier when the power amplifier operates in the et mode of operation.
Intel Corporation


06/16/16
20160172447 
 Semiconductor devices with graded dopant regions patent thumbnailSemiconductor devices with graded dopant regions
Performance improvements can be obtained in application specific areas like increase in frequency of operation for digital logic, various power mosfet and igbt ics, improvement in refresh time for dram's, decrease in programming time for nonvolatile memory, better visual quality including pixel resolution and color sensitivity for imaging ics, better sensitivity for varactors in tunable filters, higher drive capabilities for jfet's, and a host of other applications.. .

06/16/16
20160172330 
 Tunable oled lighting source patent thumbnailTunable oled lighting source
Described herein are devices and methods related to lighting systems that are color tunable and have a long lifetime. In certain embodiments, the device comprises two independently controlled phosphorescent oled lighting panels coupled together in one package to emit light in one direction.
Universal Display Corporation


06/16/16
20160171653 
 A  color image acquisition patent thumbnailA color image acquisition
An imaging system color image acquisition including: an image sensor; a tunable spectral filter arranged in an optical path of light propagation towards the image sensor; and a controller connected to the image sensor and to the tunable spectral filter. The controller is configured and operable for generating a colored image by sequentially operating the tunable spectral filter for sequentially filtering light passing towards the image sensor with three or more different spectral filtering curves during three or more corresponding integration time durations.
Technology Innovation Momentum Fund (israel) Limited Partnership


06/16/16
20160170476 
 Energy management of a computing deployment with guaranteed end-to-end performance patent thumbnailEnergy management of a computing deployment with guaranteed end-to-end performance
Techniques for managing energy use of a computing deployment are provided. In one embodiment, a computer system can establish a performance model for one or more components of the computing deployment, where the performance model models a relationship between one or more tunable parameters of the one or more components and an end-to-end performance metric, and where the end-to-end performance metric reflects user-observable performance of a service provided by the computing deployment.
Vmware, Inc.


06/16/16
20160170051 
 Geophone with tunable resonance frequency patent thumbnailGeophone with tunable resonance frequency
An illustrative geophone with tunable resonance frequency includes a first inductive assembly including an inductive coil having a first magnet arranged therein, wherein the first magnet and the first inductive coil move relative to each other, and a second inductive assembly including a second inductive coil having a second magnet arranged therein, wherein the second magnet and the second inductive coil move relative to each other. A coupling element couples a movable element of the first inductive assembly with a moveable element of the second inductive assembly.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


06/16/16
20160169459 

Color rendering index tunable lamp and luminaire


The invention provides a provides a lighting unit (100) comprising a first light source (110), a second light source (210), a first wavelength converting (1100), a second wavelength converting element (2100), wherein the lighting unit further comprises a transport infrastructure (20) configured to arrange the first light source, the second light source, the first wavelength converting element, and the second wavelength converting element in a first configuration or a second configuration by transport of one or more of these, wherein in the first configuration and the second configuration the lighting unit provides lighting unit light having substantially the same color point while having different color rendering indices. With such lighting unit, it is possible to switch between high cri-low efficiency and low cri-high efficiency at a given color temperature (or color point)..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


06/16/16
20160167550 

Energy absorbing collapsible armrest with tunable stiffening feature


A vehicular armrest assembly includes a laterally collapsible substrate having a gap defined between inner and outer substrate portions. A tunable stiffening feature is disposed on the collapsible substrate and has an aperture positioned over the gap, and engagement tabs that engage the inner and outer substrate portions.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


06/09/16
20160164495 

Auto-tunable antenna devices


Auto-tunable antenna devices and methods of using the same are described herein. One method for tuning an antenna of a device includes comparing a reference phase of a reference signal to a return phase of a return signal of the antenna and sending a correction signal to a tunable circuit element of the antenna in response to the reference phase being out of phase with the return phase..
Honeywell International Inc.


06/09/16
20160164485 

Tunable dual-band band-pass filter


A tunable dual-band resonator and a tunable dual-band band-pass filter using the tunable dual-band resonator. The dual-band resonator is structured such that a stub is added to each half-wavelength resonator provided with half-wavelength resonator protrusions (capacity-component adjust parts).
The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.


06/09/16
20160164481 

Apparatus and methods for tunable filters


Apparatus and methods for tunable filters are provided. In certain configurations, a tunable filter includes a semiconductor die attached to a laminated substrate, such as a substrate of a multi-chip module (mcm).
Newlans, Inc.


06/09/16
20160164246 

Tunable soi laser


A wavelength tunable silicon-on-insulator (soi) laser comprising: a laser cavity including: a semiconductor gain medium having a front end and a back end, wherein a mirror of the laser cavity is located at the back end of the semiconductor gain medium; and a phase-tunable waveguide platform coupled to the front end of the semiconductor gain medium, the phase-tunable waveguide platform comprising: a first resonator and a second resonator; at least one resonator being a phase-tunable resonator; wherein the first resonator is any one of: an mmi device including a pair of reflective surfaces defining a resonator cavity therebetween such that the device is configured to act as a fabry-perot filter; a ring resonator; or a waveguide fabry-perot filter; and wherein the second resonator is any one of: an mmi device including a pair of reflective surfaces defining a resonator cavity therebetween such that the device is configured to act as a fabry-perot filter; a ring resonator; or a waveguide fabry-perot filter.. .
Rockley Photonics Limited


06/09/16
20160163846 

Metalorganic chemical vapor deposition of oxide dielectrics on n-polar iii-nitride semiconductors with high interface quality and tunable fixed interface charge


A method of fabricating a iii-nitride semiconductor device, including growing an iii-nitride semiconductor and an oxide sequentially to form an oxide/iii-nitride interface, without exposure to air in between growth of the oxide and growth of the iii-nitride semiconductor.. .
The Regents Of The University Of California


06/09/16
20160163685 

Tunable scaling of current gain in bipolar junction transistors


Methods for designing and fabricating a bipolar junction transistor. A predetermined size for a device region of the bipolar junction transistor is determined based on a given current gain.
Globalfoundries Inc.


06/09/16
20160163511 

Tunable magnetic field to improve uniformity


Implementations described herein provide a magnetic ring which enables both lateral and azimuthal tuning of the plasma in a processing chamber. In one embodiment, the magnetic ring has a body.
Applied Materials, Inc.


06/09/16
20160161676 

Uncooled operation of microresonator devices


This invention removes the need to provide temperature control for an optical time delay chip, which is usually provided by a thermo-electric-cooler, in order to significantly reduce the power dissipation of the device and allow ‘uncooled’ operation. Uncooled operation is achieved by monitoring the temperature of the chip, and changing the tuning of each microresonator within the device in order to continue providing the required time delay as the temperature is varied.

06/09/16
20160161601 

System and increasing coherence length in lidar systems


Various implementations of the invention compensate for “phase wandering” in tunable laser sources. Phase wandering may negatively impact a performance of a lidar system that employ such laser sources, typically by reducing a coherence length/range of the lidar system, an effective bandwidth of the lidar system, a sensitivity of the lidar system, etc.
Digital Signal Corporation


06/09/16
20160160137 

Corrosion-resisant surfaces for reactors


Provided herein are corrosion-resistant reactors that can be used for gasification, and methods of making and using the same. Some embodiments include a corrosion-resistant ceramic layer.
Empire Technology Development Llc


06/09/16
20160158541 

Method and device for generating sferics alternating field emissions having minimal meteorotropic or biotropic effect on humans etc.


The invention relates to a method and to a device for generating sferics alternating field emissions having a minimal biotropic effect for optimised application of alternating-field-type radiation to humans, animals and plants compared to naturally occurring environmental sferics that are weather-dependent or attenuated outdoors or indoors, e.g. Biotropic, and also technics or radiation forms originating from human technology, which are unfortunately largely too intensive, in particular in current times; firstly, in particular one or more alternating signals attributable to or based on natural, atmospheric impulse discharge processes in the signal propagation forms thereof are post-processed with regard to interfering, periodic duration/signal components of technical origin that are to be deleted and in addition individual impulses that are too intensive in signal-dynamic, level-related terms are deleted; secondly, said post-processed alternating signals are mixed, preferably with or without other, selected, aperiodic/periodic/impulse-like alternating signal forms are mixed; and thirdly and finally, the preferably mixed, ideal total alternating signal is radiated or emitted via alternating field transmission means such that said signal is adapted in a level-controlled manner..
Florian KÖnig Enterprises Gmbh


06/09/16
20160158410 

Polysaccharide hydrogels for injection with tunable properties


Injectable hydrogels comprising polysaccharides based on disaccharides the backbones of which form an α-helix structure and in which in at least 10% of the disaccharide units the primary hydroxyl groups are oxidized.. .
UniversitÄtsspital Basel


06/02/16
20160156415 

Multi-channel tunable laser


A multi-channel tunable laser includes: a frequency selective optical multiplexer comprising: a plurality of channel terminals for receiving/transmitting light; a plurality of channel waveguide blocks, each channel waveguide block comprising at least one reflectively terminated channel waveguide; and an optical coupling element optically coupling the plurality of channel terminals with the plurality of channel waveguide blocks, each of the channel waveguides of the plurality of channel waveguide blocks having a different length; a plurality of channel paths, each channel path coupled to a respective channel terminal of the plurality of channel terminals and comprising a gain element, a phase element and a reflective element; and a plurality of optical tuners, each one configured to tune the channel waveguides of a respective channel waveguide block of the plurality of channel waveguide blocks.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


06/02/16
20160156327 

Non-reciprocal, tunable notch amplifying rf front-ends based on distributedly modulated capacitors (dmc)


A tunable notch filter/amplifier based on the non-reciprocal operation of distributedly modulated capacitors (dmc) formed for an rf front end. In one embodiment within the dmc is formed into a ring resonator with a filter between its ends to allow resonance to build up only at an up-converted frequency, and tune the frequency of the whole received band instead of the resonant frequency of the filter alone.
The Regents Of The University Of California


06/02/16
20160156325 

System and electronically adjustable antenna


An antenna having a line feed delivering a radiofrequency (rf) signal to or from a radial waveguide is provided. The radial waveguide may include radiating elements on its periphery for converting the rf signal into a wireless signal.

06/02/16
20160156149 

Tunable laser and tunable laser module


A tunable laser includes: a wavelength filter that includes a first ring resonator and a second ring resonator each of which is formed by a waveguide including a silicon waveguide core, and each of which is capable of shifting each of resonance wavelengths that exit periodically and whose intervals are different from each other; and an integrated device that is optically coupled to the wavelength filter, and in which a first semiconductor optical amplifier and a reflector are provided in sequence from a side of the wavelength filter, wherein the resonance wavelengths of the first ring resonator and the second ring resonator are overlapped with each other at one wavelength, and the resonance wavelengths are overlapped with each other also at a plurality of wavelengths other than the one wavelength.. .
Fujitsu Limited


06/02/16
20160156085 

Active quasi circulator


An rf quasi circulator circuit is described herein. In accordance with one example of the disclosure the circuit includes a receive port, a transmit port and an antenna port as well as a differential amplifier stage having a first input, a second input and an output that is coupled to the receive port.
Infineon Technologies Ag


06/02/16
20160154194 

Light receiving module having built-in wavelength-tunable wavelength-selective filter


A light receiving module having a built-in wavelength-tunable wavelength-selective filter that can selectively receive light with a specific wavelength from laser light with various wavelengths emitted from an optical fiber and tune the specific wavelength. In the light receiving module including a light receiving element having a built-in wavelength-tunable wavelength-selective filter that receives laser light from an optical fiber according to the present invention, a flat plate-shaped window (240) transmitting laser light from an optical fiber (600) is formed in the light receiving element (22), a wavelength-tunable wavelength-selective filter for separating wavelengths of laser light traveling as parallel light is disposed in the light receiving element (22), and a lens (400) converting laser light from the optical fiber (800) into parallel light is disposed between the optical fiber (800) and the light receiving element (22)..
Phovel.co.ltd


06/02/16
20160152471 

Nanomaterial having tunable infrared absorption characteristics and associated manufacture


A quantum nanomaterial having a bandgap that may be tuned to enable the quantum nanomaterial to detect ir radiation in selected regions including throughout the mwir region and into the lwir region is provided. The quantum nanomaterials may include tin telluride (snte) nanomaterials and/or lead tin telluride (pbxsn1-xte) nanomaterials.
The Boeing Company


06/02/16
20160150964 

Comprehensive measuring biological materials and treatment method using broadly tunable laser


A noninvasive method for measuring biological materials which is configured to enable an immediate diagnosis is used in an analytical absorption spectroscopy apparatus including a broadly tunable infrared laser oscillation device, a photodetection device, and an analysis device. The method applies an infrared ray to an analyte organism while tuning the wavelength from the laser oscillation device with or without the ray going through a nonlinear optical device.
Swat Inc.


05/26/16
20160149556 

Tunable filter


A tunable filter using love waves includes an inductance for band extension connected to each of piezoelectric resonators, variable capacitances are connected to the piezoelectric resonator, the piezoelectric resonators each include a linbo3 substrate and an idt electrode, and a pass band and an attenuation region are positioned in a frequency region on a lower frequency side relative to a value obtained by a calculation in which an acoustic velocity of a low-velocity transversal wave propagating in the linbo3 substrate is divided by a wave length defined by a period of the idt electrode.. .
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


05/26/16
20160149373 

Laser stabilization with an actively controlled fabry-perot resonance cavity


Tuning of an optical resonator, e.g., a fabry-perot resonant etalon, is carried out. The length of the resonator is actively controlled through the frequency of an identical length microwave resonant cavity.

05/26/16
20160149371 

Apparatus and tunable generation of coherent radiation


A method and apparatus is disclosed for generating tunable attosecond-scale radiation pulses, with a frequency in range of ultraviolet to soft-x-ray, from a solid-state medium. The invention utilizes an intense laser pulse to drive a high harmonic generation (hhg) process in a solid state medium and a weak secondary field to control the hhg process.
University Of Ottawa


05/26/16
20160149317 

Communication apparatus with improved radiated spurious emission and loss


Examples of a tunable antenna and various implementations thereof are described. The tunable antenna may include a radiator and one or more varactors.
Mediatek Inc.


05/26/16
20160149088 

Compact emitter for warm dimming and color tunable lamp


A substrate for an led emitter includes a body with a recess region formed therein. Bonding pads are disposed within the recess region, including led bonding pads for leds and supporting chip bonding pads for one or more semiconductor chips that provide supporting circuitry (e.g., driver and/or controller circuitry) to support operation of the leds.
Ledengin, Inc.


05/26/16
20160149002 

Memory device containing stress-tunable control gate electrodes


A memory film and a semiconductor channel are formed within each memory opening that extends through a stack including an alternating plurality of insulator layers and sacrificial material layers. After formation of backside recesses through removal of the sacrificial material layers selective to the insulator layers, electrically conductive layers are formed in the backside recesses.
Sandisk Technologies Inc.


05/26/16
20160147585 

Performance anomaly diagnosis


The described implementations relate to tunable predicate discovery. One implementation is manifest as a method for obtaining a data set and determining anomaly scores for anomalies of an attribute of interest in the data set.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


05/26/16
20160146667 

Thin-layered devices in compressive sensing spectroscopy


A spectroscopic method using either tunable or preset non-tunable thin-layered devices or a combination of both to modulate compressed-sensing-compliant, spectral modulations and to use intensity measurements of each respective spectral modulation to numerically reconstruct an estimated spectral distribution of the spectral signal such that the estimated spectral distribution is characterized by a totality of spectral bands exceeding the number of spectral modulations by about one half an order-of-magnitude or more.. .
B.g. Negev Technologies And Applications Ltd. (ben-gurion University)


05/26/16
20160146664 

Tunable photo-detector device


A photo-detector device may include a substrate having a bottom surface. The photo-detector device may further include a photocell secured to the bottom surface of the substrate.
Heraeus Noblelight America Llc


05/26/16
20160146245 

Tunable torque transmitting shaft


A torque transmitting shaft includes a first member and a second member. The first member has an inner surface that defines a plurality of engagement elements.
Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation


05/26/16
20160145742 

Tunable ground planes in plasma chambers


An apparatus and method are provided for controlling the intensity and distribution of a plasma discharge in a plasma chamber. In one embodiment, a shaped electrode is embedded in a substrate support to provide an electric field with radial and axial components inside the chamber.
Applied Materials, Inc.


05/26/16
20160145280 

Tunable fluorescence using cleavable linkers


The invention relates to cleavable chemistry in general, and in particular, to tunable fluorescence using cleavable linkers present in fluorochrome-quencher conjugates.. .
Agency For Science, Technology And Research


05/26/16
20160145276 

Traceless directing groups in radical cascades: from oligoalkynes to fused helicenes without tethered initators


The present disclosure is directed to a traceless directing group in a radical cascade. The chemo- and regioselectivity of the initial attack in skipped oligoalkynes is controlled by a propargyl alkoxy moiety.
The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.


05/26/16
20160144715 

Channel selection interface for a vehicle


Disclosed herein is inter alia a channel selection interface includes a plurality of sectors, each of the sectors including a number of tunable service identifiers divided by the plurality of sectors, and a plurality of channel markers that separate the plurality of sectors. The channel selection interface provides an even allocation of channels for a gesture recognition interface..
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


05/26/16
20160144362 

Proximal degas driven microfluidic actuation


An apparatus with a self-contained, tunable, microfluidic pumping system that utilizes the high air permeability of the matrix material to actuate fluid flow in a network of fluidic microchannels and microstructures is provided. The pumping relies upon partial evacuation of degas/vacuum channels that are located next to the fluid channels to degas air from the fluid channels or structures producing a reduction of pressure in the fluidic channel leading to the flow of fluid from an inlet at atmospheric pressure through the device.
The Regents Of The University Of California


05/19/16
20160142147 

Small packaged tunable laser transmitter


A tunable laser transmitter configured in a small package subassembly coupled to a printed circuit board. The tunable laser transmitter includes a housing with a volume formed by exterior walls.
Neophotonics Corporation


05/19/16
20160142133 

Methods, systems and devices for optical-signal-to-noise-ratio monitoring


A device for optical-signal-to-noise (osnr) monitoring can include: a delay-line interferometer configured to connect with a tunable optical filter; and two or more power detectors to measure outputs of the interferometer; wherein one or more parameters are optimized for different transmission baud rates to improve accuracy. In addition, a method can include: connecting an input of a delay-line interferometer with an output of a tunable optical filter, and an output of the delay-line interferometer with an input of a power detector, to form an optical-signal-to-noise (osnr) monitoring apparatus; optimizing one or more parameters of the osnr monitoring apparatus for different transmission baud rates to improve accuracy..
University Of Southern California


05/19/16
20160142013 

Supply modulation for radio frequency power amplification


The subject matter described herein relates to supply modulation for power amplification. In one embodiment, the voltage level of the envelope with a tunable threshold voltage.
Microsoft Corporation


05/19/16
20160139388 

Methods and systems for transport-of-intensity imaging


A transport-of-intensity imaging system is proposed which incorporates a control element positioned in an optical relay system, such as a 4f optical relay system, between a microscope system for generating an image of a specimen, and an image capturing device. The control element is located with an optical relay system, and is controllable to vary the focal plane without changing the spacing of the specimen and the image capturing device.
Nanyang Technological University


05/19/16
20160138183 

Low-temperature synthesis of colloidal nanocrystals


Low-temperature organometallic nucleation and crystallization-based synthesis methods for the fabrication of semiconductor and metal colloidal nanocrystals with narrow size distributions and tunable, size- and shape-dependent electronic and optical properties. Methods include (1) forming a reaction mixture in a reaction vessel under an inert atmosphere that includes at least one solvent, a cationic precursor, an anionic precursor, and at least a first surface stabilizing ligand while stirring at a temperature in a range from about 50° c.
University Of Utah Research Foundation


05/19/16
20160137864 

Supramolecular encrypted fluorescent security ink compositions


Fluorescent dyes, ink compositions comprising the dyes, methods and devices for printing the ink compositions, images printed using the ink compositions and methods for authenticating the printed images are provided. The fluorescent dyes are heterorotaxanes that include large macrocyclic rings around fluorophores and are capable of emitting solid-state fluorescence.
Innotune Llc


05/19/16
20160136787 

Advanced polishing pad materials and formulations


Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to advanced polishing pads with tunable chemical, material and structural properties, and new methods of manufacturing the same. According to one or more embodiments of the disclosure, it has been discovered that a polishing pad with improved properties may be produced by an additive manufacturing process, such as a three-dimensional (3d) printing process.
Applied Materials, Inc.


05/19/16
20160136232 

Tunable anti-microbial loaded hydrogels


A tunable antimicrobial-loaded hydrogel formulation has a mechanical strength can be altered by changing the salt composition. The hydrogel formulation is preferably a gellan film.
Brown University


05/12/16
20160134301 

Delta-sigma modulator having transconductor network for dynamically tuning loop filter coefficients


A dynamically tunable transconductor includes a voltage-to-current converter stage for generating a current signal based on a voltage signal; and a current scaling stage for scaling the current signal by a scaling factor to achieve a particular transconductance. Current scaling stage includes a coarse tune mechanism having an associated coarse tune step and a fine tune mechanism having an associated fine tune step, where the scaling factor is a ratio of the coarse tune step to the fine tune step.
Analog Devices Global


05/12/16
20160134254 

Parameter scanned tunable antenna


Generally discussed herein are techniques, software, apparatuses, and systems configured for tuning an antenna. In one or more embodiments, a method can include sending, by processing circuitry, one or more signals to an antenna tuner to sweep the tuner through a plurality of tuner states, determining a plurality of power values, each power value corresponding to a signal received from an antenna and each power value corresponding to the tuner being in a state of the plurality of tuner states, and sending one or more signals to the tuner to set the tuner to a tuner state of the plurality of tuner states, the tuner state determined using the determined powers..
Honeywell International Inc.


05/12/16
20160134253 

Operation frequency band customizable and frequency tunable filters with ebg substrates


A cavity resonator or filter constructed on electromagnetic bandgap (ebg) substrate is provided that includes an external controlling assemble having a plurality of components configured to change a working frequency of the cavity resonator or filter. A dual-band bandpass filter is provided that includes two or more single band filters on a single ebg substrate and an external controlling assemble having a plurality of components configured to change a working frequency of the cavity resonator or filter..
The Regents Of The University Of California


05/12/16
20160134082 

Tunable semiconductor laser based on reconstruction-equivalent chirp and series mode or series and parallel hybrid integration, and preparation thereof


A tunable distributed feedback (dfb) semiconductor laser based on a series mode or a series and parallel hybrid mode. A grating structure of the laser is a sampling bragg grating based on the reconstruction-equivalent chirp technology.
Nanjing University Science Park Development Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160133497 

Multi-layer laser debonding structure with tunable absorption


The absorption properties of both an adhesive layer and an ablation layer are employed to facilitate debonding of a device wafer and a glass handler without damaging the device wafer. The penetration depths of the adhesive and ablation layers are selected such that no more than a negligible amount of the ablation fluence reaches the surface of the device wafer..
International Business Machines Corporation


05/12/16
20160133495 

Multi-layer laser debonding structure with tunable absorption


The absorption properties of both an adhesive layer and an ablation layer are employed to facilitate debonding of a device wafer and a glass handler without damaging the device wafer. The penetration depths of the adhesive and ablation layers are selected such that no more than a negligible amount of the ablation fluence reaches the surface of the device wafer..
International Business Machines Corporation


05/12/16
20160131844 

Tunable add-drop filter with an active resonator


An add-drop filter for transmitting at least one signal is provided. The add-drop filter includes at least two optical waveguides capable of carrying the at least one signal, and at least one active resonator coupled between the optical waveguides, wherein the at least one active resonator provides gain that counteracts losses for the at least one signal..
Washington University


05/12/16
20160130390 

Hyperbranched amino acid-based poly(ester urea)s for regenerative medicine and drug delivery


One or more embodiments of the present invention provide a hyperbranched amino-acid-based peu polymer for use in regenerative medicine and/or drug delivery applications has tunable mechanical and thermal properties, but is sufficiently stable to permit such things as ethyloxide sterilization without degradation and/or significant loss of function. These hyperbranched amino acid-based poly(ester urea) (peu) by interfacial polycondensation between linear and branched amino acid-based polyester monomers and a urea forming material such as trisphosgene or phosgene.
The University Of Akron


05/12/16
20160130211 

Antioxidant-based poly(anhydride-esters)


Certain embodiments of the invention provide antioxidant-based diacids and polymers comprising glycol groups as described herein, and methods of use thereof. In certain embodiments the polymers described herein are formulated as microspheres or hydrogels.
Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey


05/12/16
20160130138 

Method and applications of thin-film membrane transfer


The disclosure relates to method and apparatus for micro-contact printing of micro-electromechanical systems (“mems”) in a solvent-free environment. The disclosed embodiments enable forming a composite membrane over a parylene layer and transferring the composite structure to a receiving structure to form one or more microcavities covered by the composite membrane.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


05/05/16
20160126993 

Diversity receiver front end system with impedance matching components


Diversity receiver front end system with tunable input and output matching circuits. A receiving system can include a controller configured to selectively activate one or more of a plurality of paths between an input of the receiving system and an output of the receiving system.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


05/05/16
20160126990 

Diversity receive modules using one or more shared tunable notch filters for transmit blocker rejection


A carrier aggregation front-end module with a receive sub-module for receiving signals from a plurality of transmit modules. The module comprises a first receive path configured to receive a first set of signals from one or more of a plurality of antennas, wherein the first set of signals comprises at least one desired receive signal and at least one undesired transmit blocker signal from the plurality of transmit modules.
Rf Micro Devices, Inc.


05/05/16
20160126989 

Multiple antenna interference rejection in ultra-wideband real time locating systems


Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media are disclosed for providing interference rejection in ultra-wideband real time locating systems. In one embodiment, an ultra-wideband (uwb) receiver is configured to: receive an interference signal from a source positioned outside a monitored region; receive a composite signal transmitted from a tagged object moving about a playing field within the monitored region, wherein the composite signal comprises a location signal and a component of the interference signal; detect whether the component of the interference signal exceeds a threshold value; and adjust, via a processor, filtering of the composite signal to attenuate the component of the interference signal based on whether the component of the interference signal exceeds the threshold value.
Zih Corp.


05/05/16
20160126607 

Tunable slow-wave transmission line


The present disclosure relates to a tunable slow-wave transmission line. The tunable slow-wave transmission line is formed in a multi-layer substrate and includes an undulating signal path.
Rf Micro Devices, Inc.


05/05/16
20160124285 

System and method to produce tunable synthesized optical frequency


A control circuit for generating an optical output at a target frequency using a single-frequency laser is provided. The control circuit includes a micro-ring resonator configured to generate a frequency comb of a plurality of comb frequencies based on a source frequency, a carrier-envelope offset interferometer configured to determine a carrier-envelope offset frequency of the frequency comb, a tunable filter configured to select a subset of comb frequencies of the frequency comb based on the target frequency, and a spectrometer configured to resolve ambiguities in overlap between the subset of comb frequencies and the frequency comb, and refine the subset of comb frequencies to a single comb frequency for output..
The Boeing Company


05/05/16
20160124250 

Pixelated tunable color filter


Methods and apparatus using generating multiple color images in a single exposure. In one implementation, an imaging apparatus is provided that includes an image sensor array including a plurality of image sensor elements.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College


04/28/16
20160118990 

Automatically placed-and-routed adpll with pwm-based dco resolution enhancement


An all digital phase-locked loop (pll) and a method of controlling the pll is provided. The method includes the steps of receiving a reference signal (fref) at a controller and a time-to-digital converter (tdc), the controller and tdc being coupled to multiple tunable delay elements; receiving at the multiple tunable delay elements a first signal input via the controller and a pulse-width modulation (pwm) circuit; providing an pll output (fdco) to the tdc at least partially based on the first signal input; and generating a phase error output (Φerr) based on the reference signal (fref) and the pll output (fdco), wherein the phase error output (Φerr) is provided as feedback to the controller to control the pll output (fdco)..
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


04/28/16
20160118944 

Doherty power amplifier with tunable input network


Doherty power amplifier with tunable input network. An input network for a doherty power amplifier can include a splitter circuit configured to receive a radio-frequency (rf) signal and split the rf signal into a first portion along a first path to a carrier amplifier of the doherty power amplifier and a second portion along a second path to a peaking amplifier of the doherty power amplifier.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.


04/28/16
20160118882 

Controlling voltage generation and voltage comparison


An integrated circuit has voltage generating circuitry for generating an on-chip voltage from a supply voltage in response to clock pulses. Clock control circuitry controls transmission of the clock pulses to the voltage generating circuitry.
Arm Limited


04/28/16
20160118772 

Tunable laser with high thermal wavelength tuning efficiency


A monolithically integrated thermal tunable laser comprising a layered substrate comprising an upper surface and a lower surface, and a thermal tuning assembly comprising a heating element positioned on the upper surface, a waveguide layer positioned between the upper surface and the lower surface, and a thermal insulation layer positioned between the waveguide layer and the lower surface, wherein the thermal insulation layer is at least partially etched out of an indium phosphide (inp) sacrificial layer, and wherein the thermal insulation layer is positioned between indium gallium arsenide (ingaas) etch stop layers.. .
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


04/28/16
20160118763 

External cavity tunable laser with dual beam outputs


The invention relates to an external cavity tunable laser with dual beam outputs. The first laser cavity of the tunable laser comprises a first laser cavity mirror, a laser gain medium, an intracavity collimating lens, an active optical phase modulator, a tunable acousto-optic filter, a tunable fabry-perot tunable filter, a second reflection mirror all disposed inside a laser cavity sequentially, and a laser driver and control system.
Gp Photonics,inc.


04/28/16
20160118704 

Low-loss continuously tunable filter and resonator thereof


A tunable filter element comprises a resonator unit that defines a longitudinal axis, the resonator unit includes an inner conducting portion defining an inner shorting end along the longitudinal axis and an inner capacitive end opposing the inner shorting end, an outer conducting portion arranged around the inner conductor defining an outer shorting end along the longitudinal axis and an outer capacitive end opposite to the outer shorting end. The inner and the outer conductors maintain an annular gap there-between, and are coupled to form a shorting end at one end and a capacitive end at the other.
Microelectronics Technology Inc.


04/28/16
20160116930 

Current generator and operating


A current generator includes an amplifier having a first terminal configured to receive a first voltage, a tunable resistance circuit coupled to an output terminal of the amplifier through a first transistor, a calibration circuit coupled to the tunable resistance circuit, and a second transistor. The second transistor includes a gate terminal coupled to the output terminal of the amplifier and a drain terminal coupled to a load.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


04/28/16
20160116655 

Integrated birefringent gridless wavelength locker


A wavelength locker for use with tunable optical devices may include an etalon, a polarization beam splitter, and a first and second detector. The etalon may be positioned to receive a first beam and may include a first birefringent crystal having a first optical axis and a second birefringent crystal having a second optical axis.
Finisar Corporation


04/28/16
20160114458 

Polishing pads produced by an additive manufacturing process


Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to advanced polishing pads with tunable chemical, material and structural properties, and new methods of manufacturing the same. According to one or more embodiments of the disclosure, it has been discovered that a polishing pad with improved properties may be produced by an additive manufacturing process, such as a three-dimensional (3d) printing process.
Applied Materials, Inc.


04/21/16
20160112776 

Optical receiver using wavelength tunable filter


An optical receiver that can tune a selected wavelength using a wavelength tunable filter transmitting a plurality of wavelengths. The optical receiver is a wavelength tunable optical receiver that includes: a wavelength tunable filter (100) transmitting laser light from an optical fiber; and a photodiode (300) receiving laser light passing through the wavelength tunable filter (100), in which the wavelength tunable filter 100 is a fabry-perot type etalon filter transmitting a plurality of wavelengths.

04/21/16
20160112032 

Reflective vector modulators


Technologies for rfid positioning and tracking apparatus and methods are disclosed herein. The apparatus and methods disclose a radio-frequency identification positioning system that includes a radio-frequency identification reader and a phased-array antenna coupled to the radio-frequency identification reader.

04/21/16
20160112031 

Tunable superconducting notch filter


A technique relates to a superconductor tunable notch filter. A josephson junction filter array is connected to a coupling pad and connected to ground.

04/21/16
20160111848 

Tunable optical parametric oscillator


A new principle for a tunable optical parametric oscillator (opo) and a related method are disclosed. An opo is tuned by setting the temperature of a non-linear element to select a desired signal/idler combination, and narrow-band operation is effected by tuning a birefringent filter in the opo to a temperature setting at which the filter matches the selected signal/idler combination, wherein broad and stable tunability is obtained by virtue of at least two different temperature settings of the non-linear element being matched to a single common temperature setting of the birefringent filter..

04/21/16
20160111784 

Tunable multiple-resonance antenna systems, devices, and methods for handsets operating in low lte bands with wide duplex spacing


The present subject matter relates to antenna systems, devices, and methods that provide efficient coverage of low frequency bands (e.g., 700 mhz-bands and 600 mhz-bands) for the new generations of mobile communication. For example, a dual-resonant radiating system can include a ground plane, a radiating coupler spaced apart from but in communication with the ground plane, and a ground plane extension in communication with the ground plane.

04/21/16
20160111781 

System for generation and management of orbital angular momentum in an electromagnetic radiation by means of special lens


The electromagnetic radiation carries both energy and angular momentum. The angular momentum can be divided into the components “spin angular momentum” (i.e.

04/21/16
20160111675 

Organic light-emitting device


The invention relates to an oled(1) comprising an etch stop layer (3) between a first electrode (2) and anorganic layer stack (4) and an electrically conductive element (13) arranged in an etched region (6) within a second electrode (5) and the organic layer stack such that the electrically conductive element is electrically connected with the first electrode. The etch stop layer is a hole-injection layer comprising a metal oxide with semi conducting properties.

04/21/16
20160111258 

Gas supply delivery arrangement including a gas splitter for tunable gas flow control


A gas supply delivery arrangement of a plasma processing system for processing a substrate with gases introduced through at least first, second, and third gas injection zones comprises process gas supply inlets and tuning gas inlets. A mixing manifold comprises gas sticks in fluid communication with a process gas supply and tuning gas sticks in fluid communication with a tuning gas supply.

04/21/16
20160110395 

Tunable hardware sort engine for performing composite sorting algorithms


Embodiments include methods, systems and computer program products for performing a composite sort on a tunable hardware sort engine includes determining desired sort performance parameters, configuring a composite sort engine based on the desired sort performance parameters, and receiving a plurality of keys having a payload associated with each of the plurality of keys. The method also includes reserving dram storage for each of the payloads, generating a tag for each of the plurality of keys, the tag identifying the dram storage reserved for each of the payloads, and storing the payloads in the portions of the dram storage.

04/21/16
20160110390 

Tunable hardware sort engine for performing composite sorting algorithms


Embodiments include methods, systems and computer program products for performing a composite sort on a tunable hardware sort engine includes determining desired sort performance parameters, configuring a composite sort engine based on the desired sort performance parameters, and receiving a plurality of keys having a payload associated with each of the plurality of keys. The method also includes reserving dram storage for each of the payloads, generating a tag for each of the plurality of keys, the tag identifying the dram storage reserved for each of the payloads, and storing the payloads in the portions of the dram storage.



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

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