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05/26/16
20160149556 
 Tunable filter patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 
new patent

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 
new patent

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 
new patent

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 
new patent

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 
new patent

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.

04/21/16
20160109215 

Two-path plasmonic interferometer with integrated detector


An electrically tunable terahertz two-path plasmonic interferometer with an integrated detection element can down convert a terahertz field to a rectified dc signal. The integrated detector utilizes a resonant plasmonic homodyne mixing mechanism that measures the component of the plasma waves in-phase with an excitation field that functions as the local oscillator in the mixer.

04/21/16
20160108652 

Outward swinging door anti-breach device (lockemout 1)


This product provides an extremely uncomplicated, high quality, physics-based lockdown device at an affordable price, even for facilities on a limited budget. This device is one of three different products that were primarily conceived for use in schools, and other public facilities, where multiple types of doorways are used and overall cost is a major factor.

04/21/16
20160108332 

Fuel composition and formulating a fuel composition to reduce real-world driving cycle particulate emissions


In order to blend fuels to meet specific regulatory and industry requirements, for instance octane requirements, different octane blending components can be used. One added component includes a composition of higher aromatics content.

04/21/16
20160108312 

Multicolor tunable nanophosphor and its synthesis method and transparent polymer composite including the nanophosphor


The present invention relates to a nanophosphor which may be used as a wavelength conversion part of a solar cell, a fluorescent contrast agent, and a light emitting part of a display device, and a synthesis method thereof. The nanophosphor of the present invention is excited by ultraviolet light to exhibit strong green light emission, and has multicolor light emission characteristics capable of controlling a color such as green, yellowish green, yellow, and orange color by only adjusting the amount of a doping agent..

04/21/16
20160107295 

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.

04/21/16
20160107287 

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.

04/21/16
20160106533 

Reprogrammable tuneable liquid crystal lens intraocular implant and methods therefor


A reprogrammable intraocular adaptive lens prosthesis apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a tunable liquid crystal lens (tlcl) encapsulated in the intraocular prosthesis with control electronics and a power source or in the intraocular prosthesis with a control signal receiver while an external control electronics package transmits the control signal.

04/14/16
20160105736 

Systems and methods of wavelength division multiplex passive optical networking


Example embodiments of a time division duplex (tdd) wavelength division multiplex passive optical network (wdm pon) architecture using passive optical splitters are disclosed herein. The disclosed tdd wdm pon includes fixed wavelength optical transmitters in an optical line termination system with tunable receiver colorless optical network units (onus) that reuse the downstream cw light to carry upstream data.

04/14/16
20160105153 

Band-reconfigurable and load-adaptive power amplifier


A tunable amplifier includes continuous tunability for both frequency and power levels. The tunable amplifier includes a combination of a tunable series resonator and a multi-stage lc network as the output matching network.

04/14/16
20160103341 

Actively tunable polar-dielectric optical devices


Optical devices that include one or more structures fabricated from polar-dielectric materials that exhibit surface phonon polaritons (sphps), where the sphps alter the optical properties of the structure. The optical properties lent to these structures by the sphps are altered by introducing charge carriers directly into the structures.

04/14/16
20160103286 

Optical transceiver implementing erbium doped fiber amplifier


An optical transceiver that installs an optical modulator with the mach-zehnder type and made of primarily semiconductor materials, and an erbium doped fiber amplifier (edfa) is disclosed. The edfa and the mz modulator, in addition to a wavelength tunable laser diode, an intelligent coherent receiver, and a polarization maintaining splitter, are installed within a compact case following the standard of cfp2..

04/14/16
20160102108 

Tunable rare-earth fcu-metal-organic frameworks


Metal organic framework compositions can have a face centered cubic structure.. .

04/14/16
20160101436 

Tunable ultrasound transmitter


The use of power-efficient transmitters to establish acoustic wave energy having low undesirable harmonics is achieved by adjusting the transmitter output waveform to minimize the undesirable harmonics. In one embodiment both the timing and slope of the waveform edges are adjusted to produce the desired output waveform having little or no second harmonics.

04/14/16
20160101222 

Method of treating with poly(l-lactide) stent with tunable degradation rate


Methods of treating with a biodegradable polymeric stent made from poly(l-lactide) and a low concentration of l-lactide monomer is disclosed. The concentration of l-lactide is adjusted to provide a degradation behavior that is suitable for different treatment applications including coronary, peripheral, and nasal..

04/07/16
20160099965 

Tcp connection resource diversity using tunable geometric series


Disclosed is a computer implemented method and apparatus for handling transport control protocol connections. The local host receives a transport control protocol socket connection request from a host.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160099700 

Cmos tuner and related tuning algorithm for a passive adaptive antenna matching network suitable for use with agile rf transceivers


A novel and useful adaptive antenna tuner and associated calibration mechanism for passive adaptive antenna matching networks. The tuner is suitable for use with cellular antennas and in one embodiment uses mems based tunable devices.

04/07/16
20160099536 

Generation of continuous wave duv laser radiation


A method for generating continuous wave laser radiation in the deep ultraviolet (duv) spectral range includes the steps of: generating first laser radiation in the ultraviolet spectral range between 205 nm and 265 nm at a first power level, wherein the generation of the first laser radiation involves not more than two frequency conversion steps; generating second laser radiation in the infrared spectral range at a wavelength of more than 900 nm at a second power level; and sum frequency mixing the first and second laser radiation for generating the laser radiation in the deep ultraviolet spectral range below 205 nm. Moreover, a laser system generates continuous wave laser radiation in the duv spectral range.
Toptica Photonics Ag


04/07/16
20160099112 

Systems, devices, and methods to reduce dielectric charging in micro-electro-mechanical systems devices


The present subject matter relates to devices, systems, and methods for isolation of electrostatic actuators in mems devices to reduce or minimize dielectric charging. A tunable component can include a fixed actuator electrode positioned on a substrate, a movable actuator electrode carried on a movable component that is suspended over the substrate, one or more isolation bumps positioned between the fixed actuator electrode and the movable actuator electrode, and a fixed isolation landing that is isolated within a portion of the fixed actuator electrode that is at, near, and/or substantially aligned with each of the one or more isolation bumps.
Wispry, Inc. .


04/07/16
20160098498 

Tunable miniaturized physical subsurface model for simulation and inversion


Conventional computational simulation and inversion of subsurface flow is expensive, which is wasteful in terms of time and energy consumption. The present invention discloses a process for implementation of mathematical techniques such as forward simulation, sensitivity analysis, and inversion to physical microstructure models for subsurface fluid simulation.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160097963 

Frequency comb source with large comb spacing


A frequency comb laser providing large comb spacing is disclosed. At least one embodiment includes a mode locked waveguide laser system.
Imra America, Inc.


04/07/16
20160097497 

Led apparatus employing tunable color filtering using multiple neodymium and fluorine compounds


The specification and drawings present a new apparatus such as a lighting apparatus, the apparatus comprising at least one led (or oled) module configured to generate a visible light such as white light, and at least one component such as an optical component comprising multiple (two or more) compounds, each containing neodymium (nd) and at least one compound including fluorine (f) for imparting a desired color filtering effect to provide a desired light spectrum, where a color of the desired light spectrum in a color space is determined by relative amounts of the two or more compounds in the at least one component.. .
Ge Lighting Solutions, Llc


04/07/16
20160096753 

Long term dual biocide and hydrogen sulfide remediation


In wellbore construction it has become environmentally and economically practical to treat flow back and produced water at the well site. Typically the flow back and produced water is initially contained in an open air pond.
Trican Well Services, Ltd.


03/31/16
20160094487 

Optoelectronic switch


An optoelectronic switch comprising: a first plurality of detector remodulators (drms) (c3, d1), each drm having an integer number m of optical inputs and an integer number n of optical outputs; a second plurality of drms (c7, d5), each drm having n optical inputs and m optical outputs; a passive optical switch fabric (c4+c5+c6, d2+d3+d4) connecting the n optical outputs of each of the first plurality of drms with the n optical inputs of each of the second plurality of drms, the path of an optical signal through the optical switch fabric depending upon its wavelength; wherein each drm (c3, d1) of the first plurality of drms is configured to act as a tunable wavelength converter to select the desired path of an optical signal through the optical switch fabric (c4+c5+c6, d2+d3+d4); and wherein each of the first plurality of drms (c3, d1) includes a concentrator, the concentrator configured to aggregate optical signals received from any of the m inputs of that drm and to buffer them according to the one of the plurality of second drms (c7, d5) that includes their destination port.. .
Rockley Photonics Limited


03/31/16
20160094017 

Tunable laser source


A tunable transmission optical filter is optically coupled between a laser section and semiconductor optical amplifier (soa) section of a tunable laser device. The optical filter may be tuned to provide a high transmission near the lasing peak while suppressing a significant portion of back-propagating amplified spontaneous emission (ase) of the soa section.
Lumentum Operations Llc


03/31/16
20160092275 

Tunable computerized job scheduling


A computer-implemented method for scheduling a set of jobs executed in a computer system can include determining a workload-time parameter for a set of at least one job. The workload-time parameter can relate to execution-time parameters for the set of at least one job.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/31/16
20160092269 

Tunable computerized job scheduling


A computer-implemented method for scheduling a set of jobs executed in a computer system can include determining a workload-time parameter for a set of at least one job. The workload-time parameter can relate to execution-time parameters for the set of at least one job.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/31/16
20160092052 

Syncronizing audio playback in coordination with external video playback with auto-dimming


Embodiments of the invention provide for tunable playback of audio coordinated with externally presented video imagery. A method of tunable playback of audio coordinated with externally presented video imagery includes selecting a film from amongst a set of films in a user interface to a mobile device and downloading into persistent storage of the mobile device, an audio file associated with the selected film.
Theater Ears, Llc


03/31/16
20160091665 

Optical bridge


An optical bridge for switching between a plurality of electrical chips, the optical bridge comprising: a passive optical router; and a plurality of bridge interface chips optically connected to the passive optical router; each bridge interface chip being connectable to one of the plurality of electrical chips to form a connection between that electrical chip and the passive optical router at which electrical signals from the electrical chip are converted into wavelength tunable modulated optical signals for transmission to the passive optical router and at which an optical signals from the passive optical router are converted into electrical signals to be received by the electrical chip; wherein each bridge interface chip includes a wavelength tunable laser input and a modulator for modulating the wavelength tunable laser input to provide the wavelength tunable modulated optical signals.. .
Rockley Photonics Limited


03/31/16
20160091176 

Illumination optical system with tunable beam angle


An illumination optical system with a tunable beam angle (iostba) is presented to achieve different beam angles without changing parts. The iostba includes a light source and a post having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end in optical communication with the light source, an internal area of the post having a reflective surface.
Osram Sylvania Inc.


03/24/16
20160087659 

Methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable media for wideband frequency and bandwidth tunable filtering


Methods, systems, and computer readable media for wideband frequency and bandwidth tunable filtering are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a wideband frequency and bandwidth tunable filter that splits a filter input signal into first and second input signals, modifies the first input signal to produce a first output signal, modifies the second input signal to produce a second output signal having an intermediate frequency response, and combines the first and second output signals while adjusting their relative phases and/or amplitudes to produce a filter output signal with the target frequency response.
Physical Devices, Llc


03/24/16
20160087593 

Scalable periphery tunable matching power amplifier


A scalable periphery tunable matching power amplifier is presented. Varying power levels can be accommodated by selectively activating or deactivating unit cells of which the scalable periphery tunable matching power amplifier is comprised.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation


03/24/16
20160087590 

Tunable envelope tracking


A novel method to provide power management to a radio frequency amplifier is described. The method makes use of a dc-ac resonant switching power converter, a resonant tunable network and a rectifier to track the envelope signal of a radio amplifier system.
Eta Semiconductor Inc.


03/24/16
20160087390 

Tunable femtosecond laser-pulse source including a super-continuum generator


A mode-locked fiber mopa delivers pulses of laser-radiation. A super-continuum generator including a bulk spectral-broadening element and a negative group-delay dispersion (ngdd) device is arranged to receive a pulse from the mopa and cause the pulse to make a predetermined number of sequential interactions with the broadening element and the ngdd device.
Coherent, Inc.


03/24/16
20160087342 

Circuit-loaded conformal metasurface cloak


An electromagnetic invisibility cloaking device with a broadened cloaking bandwidth and/or a tunable frequency of operation. The cloaking device includes an object (e.g., antenna) and a metasurface (301) that conforms to the surface design of the object.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System




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

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