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 new patent  Adjustable hook

A bone hook having a displaceable jaw is provided. The hook includes a rod receiving portion and main body with a jaw defining a slot for receiving a bone, and an actuator configured to vary the dimension of the slot. ... Alpha Corporation

Nanotube termination structure for power semiconductor devices

Semiconductor devices are formed using a thin epitaxial layer (nanotube) formed on sidewalls of dielectric-filled trenches. In one embodiment, a termination structure is formed in the termination area and includes an array of termination cells formed in the termination area, the array of termination cells including a first termination cell at an interface to the active area to a last termination cell, each termination cell in the array of termination cells being formed in a mesa of the first semiconductor layer and having a first width; and an end termination cell being formed next to the last termination cell in the termination area, the end termination cell being formed in an end mesa of the first semiconductor layer and having a second width greater than the first width.. ... Alpha Corporation

Circuit and method for testing rf device and rf device with built-in testing circuit

In a testing circuit performing a testing operation to detect an rf circuit characteristic, a first filter unit is provided, having a first external terminal electrically coupled to a testing signal and a second external terminal electrically coupled to an rf circuit of the rf device. The first filter unit is configured to allow the testing signal to enter the rf circuit while blocking an rf signal transmitted in the rf circuit from entering the testing circuit. ... Alpha Corporation

Strips for quantitative transfer of biochemical samples

Provided herein are devices and methods for facile, reliable, quantitative collection and transfer of liquid samples. In particular, the disclosure relates to strip-based systems for the quantitative collection and transfer of biological samples such as proteins, antibodies, dna, bioanalytical reagents, and chemicals.. ... Alpha Corporation

Automatic brain probe guidance system

The disclosure relates to an automatic brain-probe guidance systems. Specifically, the disclosure is directed to a real-time method and system for guiding a probe to the dorsolateral oscillatory region of the subthalamic nucleus in the brain of a subject in need thereof using factored partially observable markov decision process (pomdp) via hidden markov model (hmm) represented as a dynamic bayesian network (dbn).. ... Alpha Corporation

Jfet and ldmos transistor formed using deep diffusion regions

A power integrated circuit and a method of forming includes forming a first body region of a first conductivity type in a first deep well of a second conductivity type. The power integrated circuit includes a first deep diffusion region formed under the first body region and in electrical contact with the first body region where the first deep diffusion region is formed by performing first and second ion implantations of dopants of the first conductivity type and using second implant energy greater than the first implant energy.. ... Alpha Corporation

Programming in a precise syntax using natural language

A method facilitates development of instructions in a precise syntax, such as built-in functions of a computational system such as a spreadsheet application, using natural language (nl) input. A user may enter nl input in a workspace. ... Alpha Corporation

Molded power module having single in-line leads

A power module has a lead frame, a first power chip, a second power chip, a plurality of single in-line leads, a gate drive and protection integrated circuit (ic), a plurality of bonding wires and a molding encapsulation. The first and second power chips are attached to a top surface of the lead frame. ... Alpha Corporation

Switch circuit with controllable phase node ringing

A switch circuit includes a first mos transistor and a second mos transistor of a same conductivity type connected in parallel between a first terminal and a second terminal of the switch circuit, the first and second mos transistors having respective gate terminals coupled to the control terminal to receive a control signal to turn the first and second mos transistors on or off. The first mos transistor is characterized by a first reverse gate-to-drain capacitance (crss) and the second mos transistor is characterized by a second crss that is greater than the first crss.. ... Alpha Corporation

Molded intelligent power module and method of making the same

An intelligent power module (ipm) has a first, second, third and fourth die paddles, a first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (mosfets), a tie bar, a metal slug, a plurality of spacers, a plurality of leads and a molding encapsulation. The molding encapsulation encloses the first, second, third and fourth die paddles, the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth mosfets, the tie bar and the plurality of spacers. ... Alpha Corporation

Molded intelligent power module

An intelligent power module (ipm) has a first, second, third and fourth die paddles, a first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (mosfets), a tie bar, an ic, a plurality of leads and a molding encapsulation. The first mosfet is attached to the first die paddle. ... Alpha Corporation

Advanced solder alloys for electronic interconnects

Improved electrical and thermal properties of solder alloys are achieved by the use of micro-additives in solder alloys to engineer the electrical and thermal properties of the solder alloys and the properties of the reaction layers between the solder and the metal surfaces. The electrical and thermal conductivity of alloys and that of the reaction layers between the solder and the -metal surfaces can be controlled over a wide range of temperatures. ... Alpha Corporation

User account management via a distributed ledger

User access to a set of data stored in a distributed ledger, wherein the distributed ledger is stored by a plurality of node computing entities, is provided. A first node computing entity receives a share key request indicating that a first user account has authorized a second user account to have access to a set of data stored in the distributed ledger. ... Alpha Corporation

Quantitative competency management system for learning management system

A method to objectively and quantitatively compute and assess the competency of an individual, client, employees or group of individuals in an organization using a learning management system is disclosed. The method describes how individualized and objective competency assessments map and competency gap map can be quantitatively generated using various proficiency attributes. ... Alpha Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180101557

Finite state machine distributed ledger

A distributed ledger is stored by a plurality of node computing entities. A node computing entity of the plurality of node computing entities comprises at least one processor, a memory, and a communications interface configured to communicate via at least one network. ... Alpha Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180101455

Immediate order book failover

An immediate failover from a primary order book to a secondary order book is provided. The primary order book represents a current state of one or more orders according to a first node computing entity and the secondary order book represents a current state of all orders according to a second node computing entity. ... Alpha Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180101448

Distributed ledger comprising snapshots

A snapshot of a distributed ledger is generated, wherein the distributed ledger is stored by a plurality of node computing entities. A first node computing entity reads current states of one or more domain objects from a local cache stored by the node computing entity and corresponding to an application operating on the node computing entity. ... Alpha Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097078

Composite masking self-aligned trench mosfet

Aspects of the present disclosure discloses a method for fabricating a trench mosfet device comprising simultaneously forming a narrow trench and a wide trench into a semiconductor substrate using a mask to defines the narrow trench and the wide trench, forming an insulating layer over the semiconductor substrate with a first portion that fills up the narrow trench and a second portion that partially fills the wide trench, removing the second portion from the wide trench completely and leaving the narrow trench filled with the first portion, forming a gate electrode, forming a body region in a top portion of the semiconductor substrate, forming a source region in a portion of the body region, removing the first portion of nitride from the narrow trench, and forming a contact plug by filling a second conductive material in the narrow trench.. . ... Alpha Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092328

Sealed gear housing and a hand-held applicator to clean teats of a milk-producing animal

Embodiments are directed to a sealed gear housing for a hand-held applicator for cleaning a teat of a milk-producing animal. In an embodiment, a first portion of the housing has a plurality of gear holes and a peripherally extending flange surrounding the gear holes. ... Alpha Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180087299

Inside handle device for vehicle

An inside handle device for a vehicle includes an operating handle which is connected to a handle base fixed to a door of a vehicle so as to be rotatably operable from an initial rotation position to an operation rotation position, and a torsion spring in which one arm portion extending from a coil portion is engaged with an engaging portion of the handle base and in which the other arm portion is engaged with an engaging portion of the operating handle, so as to urge the operating handle toward an initial rotation position side.. . ... Alpha Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085345

Methods of tracking skin conditions using cyclolignan compounds

The present invention includes compositions and methods for the treatment of skin conditions by administration of a cyclolignan such as picropodophyllin and/or a derivative, metabolite, analog, prodrug, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or hydrate thereof.. . ... Alpha Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082993

Optimized configurations to integrate steering diodes in low capacitance transient voltage suppressor (tvs)

A transient-voltage suppressing (tvs) device disposed on a semiconductor substrate including a low-side steering diode, a high-side steering diode integrated with a main zener diode for suppressing a transient voltage. The low-side steering diode and the high-side steering diode integrated with the zener diode are disposed in the semiconductor substrate and each constituting a vertical pn junction as vertical diodes in the semiconductor substrate whereby reducing a lateral area occupied by the tvs device. ... Alpha Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082806

Rotary switch

A rotary switch includes a rotation movable portion, a movable conductor held in the rotation movable portion, a base portion, a power supply terminal held in the base portion, and a plurality of fixed contacts held in the base portion. The fixed contact and the power supply terminal are connected and disconnected via the movable conductor by a rotational operation of the rotation movable portion. ... Alpha Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180076319

Closed cell lateral mosfet using silicide source and method of forming

A closed cell lateral mosfet device includes minimally sized source/body contacts formed in source cells with silicided source and body diffusion regions formed therein. In this manner, the cell pitch of the cellular transistor array is kept small while the ruggedness of the transistor is ensured. ... Alpha Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180072972

Systems, devices and methods for fermenting beverages

Systems, devices, and methods for the automated production of fermented beverages are provided. The device may be modular, portable and/or self-cleaning. ... Alpha Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180072573

Production of graphene

A method of synthesizing high quality graphene for producing graphene particles and flakes is presented. The engineered qualities of the graphene include size, aspect ratio, edge definition, surface functionalization and controlling the number of layers. ... Alpha Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064057

Threaded gear assembly and a hand-held applicator to clean teats of a milk-producing animal

Embodiments are directed to a threaded gear assembly and a hand-held applicator for cleaning a teat of a milk-producing animal. In an embodiment, a threaded gear is provided which comprises a disk-shaped member having a perimeter and a plurality of radiating teeth circumferentially arranged and integrated with the perimeter of the disk-shaped member, the plurality of radiating teeth being configured to impart torque. ... Alpha Corporation

03/01/18 / #a composition for use in an electronic assembly process, the composition comprising a filler dispersed in an organic medium, wherein:

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03/01/18 / #20180062427

Switching systems and methods for use in uninterruptible power supplies

An uninterruptible power supply for providing an output power signal to a load comprises a ferroresonant transformer, a resonant capacitor, and an inverter. The resonant capacitor is operatively connected to the ferroresonant transformer. ... Alpha Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180062386

Usb type-c load switch esd protection

A mosfet and an electrostatic discharge (esd) protection device on a common chip includes a mosfet with a source, a gate, and a drain, and an esd protection device configured to implement a diode function that is biased to prevent current from flowing through the common chip from the source to the drain.. . ... Alpha Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180050118

Use of micrornas to control virus helper nucleic acids

Provided herein are helper nucleic acids comprising at least one microrna target sequence of an endogenous, cellular microrna and a nucleic acid encoding a viral protein, wherein the microrna target sequence is located in the untranslated or translated region of the nucleic acid encoding the viral protein. Also provided are vector systems, compositions and cells comprising the provided helper nucleic acids and a vector of replicon. ... Alpha Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048183

Uninterruptible power supply systems and methods for communication systems

An uninterruptible power supply adapted to be connected between an ac line and a load a battery system for storing battery power, an inverter, a transformer, and a controller. The inverter is operatively connected to the battery system. ... Alpha Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180036818

Electrical connection tape

A thermal managing electrical connection tape includes a carrier film and a composition including solder powder, with the composition being applied to the carrier film. The composition includes a soldering flux having the solder powder disposed therein. ... Alpha Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180036102

Dental implant for implantation facilitation and stabilization

A bone implant and in particular a dental implant having an apical end configured to facilitate placement and stabilization within an implantation site, wherein the distal end of said apical end has a contoured surface, and the apical surface of said apical end has at least one apical surface recess extending toward the coronal part of the implant.. . ... Alpha Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031694

Mobile navigation method and system

A mobile navigation system includes a directive beamforming antenna carried by the vehicle, emitting first and second sensing beams in first and second directions at first and second time points, respectively; an electromagnetic wave reflector installed in the target zone, receiving the first and second sensing beams, and transmitting first and second retro waves back; and a processor electrically coupled to the directive beamforming antenna, receiving the first and second retro waves, and determining a direction where the vehicle will be guided to move according to information of the first and second retro waves. A coverage area of the first sensing beam and a coverage area of the second sensing beam partially overlaps with each other, and the direction where the vehicle will be guided to move lies between the first direction and the second direction.. ... Alpha Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031692

Mobile navigation method and system

A mobile navigation system includes: a radar antenna carried by the vehicle, and emitting first and second sensing beams at first and second time points, respectively; first and second retro-directive antennas or beam-reflecting objects disposed at first and second positions, respectively, and being a specific distance from each other; and a processing device electrically coupled to the radar antenna. The first and second retro-directive antennas or beam-reflecting objects respectively return first and second retro waves corresponding to a direction of the first sensing beam, and respectively return third and fourth retro waves corresponding to a direction of the second sensing beam. ... Alpha Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031530

Method and device for characterising an analyte

A method and apparatus are provided for characterizing a product sample for example in comparison to a reference sample using a sensor such as a gas chromatograph or a mos sensor. This characterization may comprise an indication of whether or not the product sample conforms to a quality criterion. ... Alpha Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031455

Mucolytic tablet for a sample collection device

The present disclosure relates to a mucolytic tablet for a sample collection device that causes mucolysis of biological samples collected in the sample collection device. The mucolytic tablet includes n-acetyl l-cysteine (nalc), a pharmaceutically active mucolytic agent that reduces the viscosity of mucus containing biological samples. ... Alpha Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180026094

Semiconductor device with field threshold mosfet for high voltage termination

This invention discloses a semiconductor power device disposed in a semiconductor substrate comprising a lightly doped layer formed on a heavily doped layer and having an active cell area and an edge termination area. The edge termination area comprises a plurality p-channel mosfets. ... Alpha Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180026025

Tvs structures for high surge and low capacitance

A transient voltage suppressing (tvs) device formed in an epitaxial layer of a first conductivity type supported on a semiconductor substrate. The tvs device further comprises a plurality of contact trenches opened and extended to a lower part of the epitaxial layer filled with a doped polysilicon layer of a second conductivity type wherein the trenches are further surrounded by a heavy dopant region of the second conductivity type. ... Alpha Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025712

Keyboard for an electronic musical instrument

A keyboard for an electronic musical instrument, comprising a keybed with a multitude of keys supported therein and comprising a multitude of hammer heads supported on the keybed, which hammer heads can each be driven by a respective key by means of a mechanism, wherein, in the keybed, each hammer head is arranged opposite a resilient tongue which is fixed at its root so as to be struck by the hammer head when the key is actuated, and wherein the tongue is equipped with an impact sensor, wherein, on the side of the tongue facing away from the hammer head, a stop for the tongue is mounted on the keybed at a distance from the tongue, wherein a resilient vibration damper lies at least in the region of the root of the tongue between the tongue and the stop.. . ... Alpha Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180022172

Self-monitoring tire of vehicle

A self-monitoring tire includes a tire body and a tire pressure sensor. The tire body includes a tread rubber for contact with ground, a bead for coupling to a rim, and a sidewall structure including two portions disposed at opposite sides of the tread rubber, and extending from opposite sides of the tread rubber to the bead. ... Alpha Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020554

Solder preforms and solder alloy assembly methods

A method of assembling components, such as electronic components, onto a substrate, such as an electronic substrate, includes applying solder paste to an electronic substrate to form a solder paste deposit, placing a low temperature preform in the solder paste deposit, processing the electronic substrate at a reflow temperature of the solder paste to create a low temperature solder joint, and processing the low temperature solder joint at a reflow temperature that is lower than the reflow temperature of the solder paste. Other methods of assembling components and solder joint compositions are further disclosed.. ... Alpha Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180011184

Golf ball tracking system

The invention discloses a golf ball tracking system, which includes a distributed sensor and processor system adapted to simultaneously track the trajectories of multiple golf balls hit by one of more golfers. The system is adapted to keep track of the location of the golfers to enable the allocation of shots to the correct golfer. ... Alpha Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180011066

Gas chromatograph

A hybrid device comprising metal oxide sensors in a gas chromatography column is described, whereby the readings from the mos devices will vary along the column in reaction to the sample reflecting the differential delays imposed on the components of the sample depending on the elutive effect of the adsorbent lining the column for the respective component. By this means, a family of readings is obtained, any one of which may be easier to interpret for a particular sample, and which may be compared amongst themselves providing an additional measurement dimension. ... Alpha Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007775

Photon neutralizers for neutral beam injectors

A non-resonance photo-neutralizer for negative ion-based neutral beam injectors. The non-resonance photo-neutralizer utilizes a nonresonant photon accumulation, wherein the path of a photon becomes tangled and trapped in a certain space region, i.e., the photon trap. ... Alpha Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006026

Bidirectional switch having back to back field effect transistors

A bi-directional semiconductor switching device includes first and second vertical field effect transistors (fets) formed in tandem from a semiconductor substrate. A source for the first fet is on a first side of the substrate and a source for the second fet is on a second side of the substrate opposite the first side. ... Alpha Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180005959

Trench mosfet device and the preparation method thereof

A trench-type metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (mosfet) device and a fabrication method are disclosed. The trench mosfet device comprises a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type. ... Alpha Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180005912

Wafer level chip scale package structure and manufacturing method thereof

A wafer level chip scale package (wlcsp) structure and a manufacturing method are disclosed. The wlcsp structure comprises a semiconductor die and a stack. ... Alpha Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180005711

Reactor using azimuthally varying electrical fields

Methods, apparatuses, devices, and systems for producing and controlling and fusion activities of nuclei. Hydrogen atoms or other neutral species (neutrals) are induced to rotational motion in a confinement region as a result of ion-neutral coupling, in which ions are driven by electric fields. ... Alpha Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180002954

Vehicular door handle apparatus

A vehicular door handle apparatus includes a fixed handle fixed to a door of a vehicle from a front surface of the door, a movable handle rotatably connected to the fixed handle, and an output lever rotatably connected to a connecting block projected on the fixed handle and inserted into an inside of the door. An operational force on the movable handle is transmitted to a door lock device fixed to the door through the output lever. ... Alpha Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170373186

Mosfet device and fabrication

A semiconductor device, comprising: a substrate; an active gate trench in the substrate; a source polysilicon pickup trench in the substrate; a polysilicon electrode disposed in the source polysilicon pickup trench; a gate pickup trench in the substrate; a first conductive region and a second conductive region disposed in the gate pickup trench, the first conductive region and the second conductive region being separated by oxide, wherein at least a portion of the oxide surrounding the first conductive region in the gate pickup trench is thicker than at least a portion of the oxide under the second conductive region; and a body region in the substrate.. . ... Alpha Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170373185

Nano mosfet with trench bottom oxide shielded and third dimensional p-body contact

A semiconductor power device may include a lightly doped layer formed on a heavily doped layer. One or more devices are formed in the lightly doped layer. ... Alpha Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170373158

Circuit configuration and manufacturing processes for vertical transient voltage suppressor (tvs) and emi filter

A vertical tvs (vtvs) circuit includes a semiconductor substrate for supporting the vtvs device thereon having a heavily doped layer extending to the bottom of substrate. Deep trenches are provided for isolation between multi-channel vtvs. ... Alpha Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170373139

Power trench mosfet with improved unclamped inductive switching (uis) performance and preparation method thereof

A trench type power semiconductor device with improved breakdown voltage and uis performance and a method for preparation the device are disclosed. The trench type power semiconductor device includes a first contact hole formed in a mesa in the active area and a second contact hole formed in a mesa in an active to termination intermediate area, where the first contact hole is deeper and wider than the second contact hole. ... Alpha Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170372987

Semiconductor power device having single in-line lead module and method of making the same

A semiconductor power device is disclosed. The semiconductor power device comprises a lead frame unit, two or more pluralities of single in-line leads, two or more semiconductor chip stacks, and a molding encapsulation. ... Alpha Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170372801

Reactor using azimuthally varying electrical fields

Methods, apparatuses, devices, and systems for producing and controlling and fusion activities of nuclei. Hydrogen atoms or other neutral species (neutrals) are induced to rotational motion in a confinement region as a result of ion-neutral coupling, in which ions are driven by electric fields. ... Alpha Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170372068

Method to identify known compilers functions, libraries and objects inside files and data items containing an executable code

Apparatus for identifying the functionality and structure of an executable, for examining and classifying the executable, consisting of a computerized hardware device being in communication with a computer and comprising: a first memory for storing characterizing patterns obtained offline; a second memory for temporary storing a file or a data stream to be tested; a processor, adapted to upload the characterizing patterns to the first memory, upon receiving an executable data stream to be tested from the computer; receive the data stream from the computer and store it in the second memory; compare the hash or xor result of the tested data stream to the stored characterizing patterns; copy the region in the tested data stream which is about the size of a function is to a temporary storage region in the second memory; replace the rva fields with a predetermined constant value or a predetermined sequence; check the values in the rva fields to verify whether they are compatible with the type of the required cpu and operating system and if not, cancel the tested function; calculate the hash or xor values for the tested function; store the tested function is in a table of results, along with identification details and start/end addresses if there is a match between the hash or xor result and one of the stored characterizing patterns; check to find if the table of results comprises functions, which contain other smaller overlapping functions and if it does, filter out the other smaller overlapping functions from the table of results; return the table of results to the computer, to check similarity to data entities with other programs.. . ... Alpha Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170370131

Handle device for vehicle

A handle device for a vehicle in which an operating member linked to a base fixed to a door of a vehicle to be rotatably operable is operated so as to displace an output portion and operate a door lock device in the door linked to the output portion. A displacement amount in the output portion per unit operation angle of the operating member changes according to a rotation position of the operating member.. ... Alpha Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367987

Formulations and methods for attenuating respiratory depression induced by opioid overdose

The invention relates to compositions and methods for attenuating opioid induced respiratory depression. Such compositions comprise opioids and sequestered opioid antagonists in a multi-particulate dosage formulation.. ... Alpha Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170365710

Lateral super-junction mosfet device and termination structure

A lateral superjunction mosfet device includes multiple transistor cells connected to a lateral superjunction structure, each transistor cell including a conductive gate finger, a source region finger, a body contact region finger and a drain region finger arranged laterally within each transistor cell. Each of the drain region fingers, the source region fingers and the body contact region fingers is a doped region finger having a termination region at an end of the doped region finger. ... Alpha Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170365704

Vertical dmos transistor

A transistor includes a semiconductor body; a body region of a first conductivity type formed in the semiconductor body; a gate electrode formed partially overlapping the body region and insulated from the semiconductor body by a gate dielectric layer; a source region of a second conductivity type formed in the body region on a first side of the gate electrode; a trench formed in the semiconductor body on a second side of the gate electrode, the trench being lined with a sidewall dielectric layer and filled with a bottom dielectric layer and a conductive layer above the bottom dielectric layer, the conductive layer being electrically connected to the gate electrode; and a doped sidewall region of the second conductivity type formed in the semiconductor body along the sidewall of the trench where the doped sidewall region forms a vertical drain current path for the transistor.. . ... Alpha Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170362859

Operation handle and handle main body structure for operation handle

An operation handle which is linked to a shaft body and which is configured to operate the shaft body, the operation handle includes a handle main body, and a linking clip. The handle main body includes a cylindrical shape shaft body retaining portion fitted over the shaft body. ... Alpha Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359886

Systems and methods for forming and maintaining a high performance frc

A high performance field reversed configuration (frc) system includes a central confinement vessel, two diametrically opposed reversed-field-theta-pinch formation sections coupled to the vessel, and two divertor chambers coupled to the formation sections. A magnetic system includes quasi-dc coils axially positioned along the frc system components, quasi-dc mirror coils between the confinement chamber and the formation sections, and mirror plugs between the formation sections and the divertors. ... Alpha Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170358371

Reactor using electrical and magnetic fields

Methods, apparatuses, devices, and systems for producing and controlling and fusion activities of nuclei. Hydrogen atoms or other neutral species (neutrals) are induced to rotational motion in a confinement region as a result of ion-neutral coupling, in which ions are driven by electric and magnetic fields. ... Alpha Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170352435

Tabletop reactor

Methods, apparatuses, devices, and systems for producing and controlling and fusion activities of nuclei. Hydrogen atoms or other neutral species (neutrals) are induced to rotational motion in a confinement region as a result of ion-neutral coupling, in which ions are driven by electric and magnetic fields. ... Alpha Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350862

Particle measurement apparatus

Particle measurement apparatus comprises an inlet for receiving a gas sample for analysis, a photoionisation chamber, at least one light source arranged to illuminate an interior of the photoionisation chamber, first and second electrodes coupled to a power source and configured to provide a dc potential difference across at least a portion of the photoionisation chamber, and an outlet, together defining a gas flow path from the inlet, through the photoionisation chamber, and towards the outlet.. . ... Alpha Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346820

Methods, systems, and devices for generating a unique electronic communications account based on a physical address and applications thereof

A unique electronic communications account is generated and linked to a physical address of a user. A network of electronic mail addresses linked to physical addresses can be used for the transmission of information in electronic or physical form. ... Alpha Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346776

Methods, systems, and devices for generating a unique electronic communications account based on a physical address and applications thereof

A unique electronic communications account is generated and linked to a physical address of a user. A network of electronic mail addresses linked to physical addresses can be used for the transmission of information in electronic or physical form. ... Alpha Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170344654

Method and system for analyzing data using a query answering system

Content data items in a first electronic file that correspond to entities in a database comprising categorized entities are identified. Modified content data items of a second electronic file are generated, the modified content data items indicating how the content data items are to be interpreted by a natural language query answering system. ... Alpha Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338337

Device structure having inter-digitated back to back mosfets

A bi-directional switch device includes two inter-digitated back-to-back vertical metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (mosfets) formed on a substrate with their drains connected together, but otherwise isolated from each other.. . ... Alpha Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338307

Nanotube semiconductor devices

Semiconductor devices includes a thin epitaxial layer (nanotube) formed on sidewalls of mesas formed in a semiconductor layer. In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor layer, a second semiconductor layer formed thereon and of the opposite conductivity type, and a first epitaxial layer formed on mesas of the second semiconductor layer. ... Alpha Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337991

Systems and methods for merging and compressing compact tori

Systems and methods utilizing successive, axially symmetric acceleration and adiabatic compression stages to heat and accelerate two compact tori towards each other and ultimately collide and compress the compact tori within a central chamber. Alternatively, systems and methods utilizing successive, axially asymmetric acceleration and adiabatic compression stages to heat and accelerate a first compact toroid towards and position within a central chamber and to heat and accelerate a second compact toroid towards the central chamber and ultimately collide and merge the first and second compact toroids and compress the compact merge tori within the central chamber.. ... Alpha Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337989

Reactor using electrical and magnetic fields

Methods, apparatuses, devices, and systems for producing and controlling and fusion activities of nuclei. Hydrogen atoms or other neutral species (neutrals) are induced to rotational motion in a confinement region as a result of ion-neutral coupling, in which ions are driven by electric and magnetic fields. ... Alpha Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336404

Rapid immunoassays

Provided herein are methods and devices capable of depleting cross-reactive species from a test sample as it travels through the absorbant substrate of a rapid immunoassay test. The methods and devices disclosed herein enable the reduction or elimination of cross-reacting materials without the need for any additional user steps in using the rapid test.. ... Alpha Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170335802

Spark exciter operational unit

A hardware configuration and related control strategy is disclosed that accepts an electric power input typical of space flight systems and converts that energy into a spark pulse train with fixed/predetermined performance metrics for the following system parameters: time to first spark, peak breakdown voltage amplitude, spark repetition rate and energy delivered per spark, which have all been optimally chosen to reliably ignite certain fuel mixtures, which have been proven to be beneficial for use in aerospace applications.. . ... Alpha Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170335801

Spark exciter variable control unit

A hardware configuration and related variable control strategy is disclosed that accepts an electric power input typical of space flight systems and converts that energy into a spark pulse train with variable performance metrics for the following system parameters: time to first spark, peak breakdown voltage amplitude, spark repetition rate and energy delivered per spark, which have all been optimally chosen to reliably ignite certain fuel mixtures and which have been proven to be beneficial for use in aerospace applications.. . ... Alpha Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170329161

Method for producing a flexible electro-optic cell

Provided is a method of producing a flexible cell unit enclosed by a border seal and filled with an electro-optic material. The flexible cell includes a first and a second substrate separated by a controlled distance maintained by spacers. ... Alpha Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170324391

Impedance matching structure of transmission line

An impedance matching structure is disposed on a circuit board for matching an impedance of a transmission line for transmitting an electronic signal. The structure includes: at least two redundant conducting sections coupled to different points between an input terminal and an output terminal of the transmission line, wherein the redundant conducting sections are apart from one another, and a first terminal of each of the redundant conducting sections is coupled to the transmission line, while a second terminal of each of the redundant conducting sections is apart from the transmission line; and at least one grounded conducting section, each of which corresponds to one of the redundant conducting sections, and surrounds in separation from the corresponding redundant conducting section, wherein each of the at least two redundant conducting sections is disposed in a corresponding plating hole.. ... Alpha Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170319972

Combined type toy top separated through induction control

A combined type toy top separated through induction control, includes a main top, an auxiliary top and an elastic part. When the combined type toy top is in a first state, the main top is limited and fixed by the auxiliary top, above the auxiliary top, and meanwhile the main top compresses the elastic part so that the elastic part is compressed. ... Alpha Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304955

High impact solder toughness alloy

The invention provides an alloy, preferably a lead-free solder alloy, comprising: from 35 to 59% wt bi; from 0 to .0 wt % ag; from 0 to 1.0% wt au; from 0 to 1.0% wt cr; from 0 to 2.0% wt in; from 0 to 1.0% wt p; from 0 to 1.0% wt sb; from 0 to 1.0% wt sc; from 0 to 1.0% wt y; from 0 to 1.0% wt zn; from 0 to 1.0% wt rare earth elements; one or more of: 10 from greater than 0 to 1.0% wt al; from 0.01 to 1.0% wt ce; from greater than 0 to 1.0% wt co; from greater than 0 to .0% wt cu; from 0.001 to 1.0% wt ge; from greater than 0 to .0% wt mg; from greater than 0 to 1.0% wt mn; from 0.01 to 1.0% wt ni; and from greater than 0 to 1.0% wt ti, and the 1 balance sn, together with any unavoidable impurities.. . ... Alpha Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170288066

Diode structures with controlled injection efficiency for fast switching

This invention discloses a semiconductor device disposed in a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type on a first major surface. ... Alpha Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170288028

Self-aligned contact for trench power mosfet

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a self-aligned contact for a trench power mosfet device. The device has a layer of nitride provided over the conductive material in the gate trenches and over portions of mesas between every two adjacent contact structures. ... Alpha Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287903

Variable snubber for mosfet application

Aspects of the present disclosure describe mosfet devices that have snubber circuits. The snubber circuits comprise one or more resistors with a dynamically controllable resistance that is controlled by changes to a gate and/or drain potentials of the one or more mosfet structures during switching events.. ... Alpha Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170286543

Method and system for determining an answer to a query

User input in an imprecise syntax (e.g., expressed using natural language and/or informal terminology) is received, the user input including a query requesting information determinable by a formula and one or more indications of parameter values corresponding to the formula. The user input is analyzed to determine the formula with the one or more parameter values integrated into the formula. ... Alpha Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281365

Inserter with impact and rotational drive advancement and implant holder with implant auto release

An instrument with an implant holder disposed between a pair of tongs is provided. The implant holder may include a sleeve mechanically coupled to a distal end of a drive shaft and a pair of arms pivotably disposed within the sleeve. ... Alpha Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281240

Instrument and method for in situ rod adjustment

The instruments and methods of the present disclosure include an outer shaft, an inner shaft, a roller, and an actuator. In some examples, the outer shaft includes a lumen extending from a proximal end to a distal end. ... Alpha Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276634

Electrochemical gas sensor, filter and methods

The invention relates to an electrochemical gas sensing apparatus for sensing one or more analytes, such as no2 and/or o3, in a sample gas and a method of using same. The apparatus uses mn2o3 as a filter for ozone. ... Alpha Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170273720

Systems and methods for spinal compression, distraction, and fixation

An apparatus for coupling with a fixation rod to allow spinal compression, distraction, and fixation along an antero-lateral aspect of a spine includes an elongated plate, first and second fixation screws, and a first arm. The elongated plate includes a first aperture at a superior end and a second aperture at an inferior end. ... Alpha Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170273678

Soft tissue retractor

A tissue retractor device within the scope of the present invention generally includes a frame, an actuating mechanism, and a plurality of blades. The actuating mechanism generally includes at least one cam that encourages automatic toe-out of the blades. ... Alpha Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267402

Apparatus for storing and/or transporting parts

An apparatus for storing and/or for transporting, in particular, flat parts, including a storage device, which has a floor or floor sections, and a dividing structure, through which individual compartments lying alongside each other can be formed inside of the storage device where the floor or floor sections can be adjusted in height relative to the dividing structure and, for this purpose, the dividing structure has preferably delimiting elements between individual compartments of the storage device, where openings are configured in the delimiting elements and a lifting device is, for instance, provided for raising and/or lowering the floor, so that the parts between the delimiting elements are raised or lowered.. . ... Alpha Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170263727

Lateral pnp bipolar transistor with narrow trench emitter

A lateral bipolar transistor includes trench emitter and trench collector regions to form ultra-narrow emitter regions, thereby improving emitter efficiency. The same trench process is used to form the emitter/collector trenches as well as the trench isolation structures so that no additional processing steps are needed to form the trench emitter and collector. ... Alpha Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170256342

Variable resistor with light emitting element

A variable resistor with a light emitting element includes a circuit board, a housing and a slide assembly. The circuit board extending in a longitudinal direction has a circuit arrangement surface to arrange thereon a resistive circuit and a power circuit. ... Alpha Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170252224

Smart integrated designed anti-microbial balanced weave wearable pull ups for adults and children

In an embodiment, a garment, such as a smart pull-up, includes at least one outer section and a midsection attached to the outer section. The midsection includes a first antimicrobial membrane patch layer configured to contact a wearer's body, a second antimicrobial membrane patch layer disposed adjacent to the first antimicrobial patch layer, and an air gap disposed between the first patch and second antimicrobial patch layers. ... Alpha Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170245905

Expandable screw and methods of use

An expandable screw includes generally a shaft, a head, and a cut pattern. The shaft includes a longitudinal axis, an outer surface including a thread to engage bone, and an expandable region configurable between a first state with a first radius measured from the longitudinal axis to the outer surface and a second state having a second radius measured from the longitudinal axis to the outer surface. ... Alpha Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170245404

Rf shield with selectively integrated solder

A shield for shielding a portion of an electronic component from undesirable emissions from neighboring components. The shield comprises a metal body configured to be attached to a substrate, and solder selectively applied to a lower portion of the metal body in manner that allows for both location and volume of the solder to be controlled. ... Alpha Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244176

Multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) omnidirectional antenna

The present invention relates to a multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) omnidirectional antenna comprising three or more column sets arranged in a centrosymmetricly. Each column set comprises two or more antenna columns, each having a plurality of radiators mounted thereon. ... Alpha Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243295

Graphical user interface for displaying dynamic strategies

There is provided a method of displaying results of a financial data analysis on a graphical user interface (gui), comprising: receiving, using the gui, a definition of a growth grade, a definition of a value grade, and a definition of a requirement of the growth grade and the value grade, computing the growth grade and the value grade for each of the plurality of stocks according to the performance data, selecting a subset of the stocks according to the requirement, computing an aggregated growth grade and an aggregated value grade for the subset of stocks, and presenting, within the gui, a matrix of investment strategies, where each cell of the matrix stores an investment strategy according to a row and column of ranges of growth grades and value grade, wherein the cell of the matrix corresponding to the aggregated growth grade and the aggregated value grade is visually demarcated.. . ... Alpha Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170241999

Portable analyzer for automatically performing immunoassays, and for analyzing and interpreting the results thereof

The present invention provides an analyzer adapted to receive an immunoassay cartridge comprising an imaging module including a two-dimensional light sensor and a plurality of light sources. The light sources and the two-dimensional light sensor are arranged such that the light sources are adapted to illuminate a result display section and a graphical code of the immunoassay cartridge and the two-dimensional light sensor is adapted to acquire images of both the graphical code and the result display section. ... Alpha Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170241885

Variable eccentric cam rheometer system

The present application relates generally to moving die rheometers, and more particularly to moving die rheometers that employ a variable eccentric cam. In one aspect, the eccentricity produced by the cam may be adjusted using shims of different thickness to alter the position of the post on the cam.. ... Alpha Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170241884

Rheometer system with decoupled cross-head

The present application relates generally rheometers. In one aspect, misalignment of the air cylinder with respect to the cross-head is accommodated using a flexible coupling between the air cylinder and the cross-head so as to prevent binding and stuttering of the machine due to misalignment.. ... Alpha Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170241588

Clamping arrangement

The present invention relates to a clamping arrangement (24) for attaching a structural component (22) to a structural member. The structural member comprises a planar part (18) defined between two substantially parallel faces and a bulb (20) on one side only of the planar part, the bulb defining a sole surface (32) substantially orthogonal to the planar part, an oblique surface (34) and a rounded surface (36) between the sole surface and the oblique surface. ... Alpha Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170239653

Device and method for conducting direct quantitative real time pcr

A method and device for performing direct quantitative real time pcr in a crude sample, wherein said sample is subjected to a centrifugal force sufficient to separate components of the sample into a supernatant and a pellet, and wherein said at least one light source and said at least one detector are positioned so that the excitation light impinges on the sample in a position above said pellet, and said detector detects light emitted from a position above said pellet.. . ... Alpha Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170239582

A tornado yoyo

The present disclosure discloses a tornado yoyo, including two rotating disks and a connecting axle configured to connect back portions of the two rotating disks, in which a protruding cylinder provided with a bearing thereon is disposed in the rotating disk and located in the middle of the rotating disk; a rotating cap is disposed outside the rotating disk and provided with a connecting hole portion extending from the middle of the rotating cap to the rotating disk, and the connecting hole portion is sleeved on the bearing to realize a rotation of the rotating cap relative to the rotating disk; and an outer edge of the rotating cap is provided with an edgefold configured to envelop an edge of the rotating disk, so that when the yo-yo is held or pinched in a forward direction, the rotation of the rotating disk will not be influenced.. . ... Alpha Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236967

Conversion of high-energy photons into electricity

Systems and methods for the conversion of energy of high-energy photons into electricity which utilize a series of materials with differing atomic charges to take advantage of the emission of a large multiplicity of electrons by a single high-energy photon via a cascade of auger electron emissions. In one embodiment, a high-energy photon converter preferably includes a linearly layered nanometric-scaled wafer made up of layers of a first material sandwiched between layers of a second material having an atomic charge number differing from the atomic charge number of the first material. ... Alpha Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236903

Process method and structure for high voltage mosfets

This invention discloses a semiconductor power device disposed in a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor power device comprises a plurality of trenches formed at a top portion of the semiconductor substrate extending laterally across the semiconductor substrate along a longitudinal direction each having a nonlinear portion comprising a sidewall perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the trench and extends vertically downward from a top surface to a trench bottom surface. ... Alpha Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236895

Semiconductor device with thresholdmosfet for high voltage termination

This invention discloses a semiconductor power device disposed in a semiconductor substrate comprising a lightly doped layer formed on a heavily doped layer and having an active cell area and an edge termination area. The edge termination area comprises a plurality p-channel mosfets. ... Alpha Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229906

Ferroresonant transformer for use in uninterruptible power supplies

A ferroresonant transformer assembly, which is adapted to be connected to a primary power source, an inverter system, a resonant capacitor, and at least one load, comprises a core, a main shunt, and first, second, and third windings. The main shunt is arranged to define a primary side and a secondary side of the ferroresonant transformer. ... Alpha Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170227349

Position sensor and variable capacitor assembly thereof

A position sensor includes a variable capacitor assembly and a circuit board. The variable capacitor assembly includes a baseboard and a dielectric coupling element. ... Alpha Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170218669

Locking mechanisms for security containers

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to embodiments of a locking mechanism having a door with an interior facing surface and an exterior facing surface, a handle assembly comprising a handle that is selectively repositionable between a locked handle position and an unlocked and latched handle position, an engagement bolt coupled to the handle assembly and slidably mounted to the interior facing surface of the door, a biasing member coupled to the engagement bolt, wherein the biasing member applies a force to the engagement bolt biasing the engagement bolt in an inward direction, and a lock with a lock housing and a locking bolt that is selectively repositionable between a locked position to inhibit translation of the engagement bolt and an unlocked position to allow translation of the engagement bolt. The handle is biased toward the unlocked and latched handle position with the locking bolt in the unlocked position.. ... Alpha Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170213894

Dual channel trench ldmos transistors with drain superjunction structure integrated therewith

A dual channel trench ldmos transistor includes a semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type formed on a substrate; a first trench formed in the semiconductor layer where a trench gate is formed in an upper portion of the first trench; a body region of the second conductivity type formed in the semiconductor layer adjacent the first trench; a source region of the first conductivity type formed in the body region and adjacent the first trench; a planar gate overlying the body region; a drain drift region of the first conductivity type formed in the semiconductor layer and in electrical contact with a drain electrode; and alternating n-type and p-type regions formed in the drain drift region with higher doping concentration than the drain-drift regions to form a super-junction structure in the drain drift region.. . ... Alpha Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170213815

Optimized configurations to integrate steering diodes in low capacitance transient voltage suppressor (tvs)

A transient-voltage suppressing (tvs) device disposed on a semiconductor substrate including a low-side steering diode, a high-side steering diode integrated with a main zener diode for suppressing a transient voltage. The low-side steering diode and the high-side steering diode integrated with the zener diode are disposed in the semiconductor substrate and each constituting a vertical pn junction as vertical diodes in the semiconductor substrate whereby reducing a lateral area occupied by the tvs device. ... Alpha Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170204523

Jettable inks for solar cell and semiconductor fabrication

A jettable etchant composition includes 1 to 90 wt % active ingredient, and a remainder containing any combination of the following: 10 to 90 wt % solvent, 0 to 10 wt % reducing agents, <1 to 20 wt % pickling agent, 0 to 5 wt % surfactant, and 0 to 5 wt % antifoam agent. The composition can also include a soluble compound containing at least one element which when dissolved has a higher standard electrode potential than a metal to be etched or a soluble compound containing a group ia element, and a soluble platinum group metal. ... Alpha Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170202582

Systems for vertebral adjustments and rod reduction

An instrument for compression and distraction of a vertebral segment and reducing a surgical rod includes a first arm, a second arm, a coupler, and a reducer. The first arm includes a first aperture for receiving a first screw extender that attaches to a first vertebra. ... Alpha Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170200705

Power device and preparation method thereof

A power device including a low-side mosfet, a high-side mosfet and an integrated control ic chip is disclosed. The power device further includes a substrate comprising a first mounting area having a first group of welding discs and a second mounting area having a second group of welding discs; a first chip flipped and attached to the first mounting area; a second chip flipped and attached to the second mounting area; a metal clip; and a molding body covering a front surface of the substrate, the first chip, the second chip and the metal clip. ... Alpha Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170200527

Stretchable interconnects for flexible electronic surfaces

A conductive paste and method of manufacturing thereof. The conductive paste comprises conductive particles dispersed in an organic medium, the organic medium comprising: (a) a solvent; and (b) a binder comprising a polyester. ... Alpha Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170197281

Low temperature high reliability alloy for solder hierarchy

A lead-free, antimony-free solder alloy_suitable for use in electronic soldering applications. The solder alloy comprises (a) from 1 to 4 wt. ... Alpha Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170192043

Method for measuring characteristic impedance of electric transmission line

A characteristic impedance of an electric transmission line is measured by way of extraction. In the method, a first probe and a second probe are provided, wherein the first probe and the second probe are separable and independently operable probes. ... Alpha Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189821

Double-sided toy car

A double-sided toy vehicle comprises a vehicle body, a driving mechanism, a transmission mechanism, a driven wheel set, a first driving wheel set and a second driving wheel set, in which the transmission mechanism comprises a reverse gear, a double gear, a transition gear, a first output gear and a second output gear; the reverse gear meshes with a rotating shaft gear of an electrical motor of the driving mechanism, and provided with an axial gear protruding axially and meshing with a first gear of the double gear; the double gear is provided at a position between the first output gear and the second output gear, achieving transmission of power of the electrical motor; the first output gear meshes with a second gear of the double gear through the transition gear, and the second output gear directly meshes with the second gear of the double gear to achieve the transmission.. . ... Alpha Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189157

Structural support incorporating multiple strands

A fabricated component for providing desired structural support has plural strands of material extending between opposing gathering points, and free ends extending from the gathering points. The component is preferably fabricated from a single strand of material using an appropriate folding procedure which includes the formation of plural loops of the strand, one upon the other, and development of the gathering points in opposing regions of the looped strand by passing opposing ends of the strand around the loops of the strand, and then through the resulting throws, or using a separate knotting arrangement. ... Alpha Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170188480

Chassis switch using distributed backplane to interconnect line cards

The present invention is to provide a chassis switch, which comprises a chassis for accommodating a designated number of line cards therein; a backplane installed on the back side of the chassis and having a plurality of connectors disposed thereon; at least one line card plugged into one of the connectors corresponding thereto via a front side of the chassis and each having an access switch chip adapted to switch local network signals and an interconnect switch chip adapted to switch the signals between ports of the at least one line card; and a loop adapted to connect the corresponding ports of the access switch chip and the interconnect switch chip respectively through the connectors, so as to enable each line card plugged into the chassis switch to perform a local network switching function and a switching function between the at least one line card.. . ... Alpha Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170186675

Power semiconductor device with small contact footprint and the preparation method

A power semiconductor package has a small footprint. A preparation method is used to fabricate the power semiconductor package. ... Alpha Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170183967

Modular controlling system for ventilation equipment and methods of using the same

A modular controlling system for controlling and/or interfacing sophisticated power, communication, monitoring, lighting, ventilation and/or other services systems in complex environments such as underground mines, pharmaceutical laboratories and production facilities and nuclear plants comprises a main processing unit, several communication interface units, several equipment interface units, and a user interface unit. The modular controlling system is configured to be installed in a complex environment such as an underground mine and connected to various mining equipment, including ventilation equipment and environmental sensors. ... Alpha Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170183869

Lightweight construction element, manufacturing method therefor, use of same, and lightweight panel and insulating material

A lightweight construction element (1) comprises at least one lightweight panel (2) and a layer of insulating material (4) associated with the lightweight panel (2), wherein the at least one lightweight panel (2) comprises boards (6), which, on at least one of the main surfaces (8) thereof, have a group of grooves (9) running parallel and which boards (6) are arranged in at least one layer (5) and are connected to one another via adhesive bonds. The layer of insulating material (4) comprises wood chips (19), which are removed from starting boards during the manufacture of boards (6) for the lightweight panels (2). ... Alpha Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170181781

Bone fixation systems and methods

A system and a bone fixation plate for preventing a fastener from rotating so as to prevent the fastener from backing out is provided. The system includes a plate having an opening. ... Alpha Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170179107

Transient voltage suppressor (tvs) with reduced breakdown voltage

A low capacitance transient voltage suppressor with snapback control and a reduced voltage punch-through breakdown mode includes an n+ type substrate, a first epitaxial layer on the substrate, a buried layer formed within the first epitaxial layer, a second epitaxial layer on the first epitaxial layer, and an implant layer formed within the first epitaxial layer below the buried layer. The implant layer extends beyond the buried layer. ... Alpha Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170178770

Rotary variable resistor

A rotary variable resistor includes a resistance circuit module, a fixation frame, a brush assembly and a rotor shaft. The resistance circuit module has a circuit board, an output circuit, three input circuits and a resistance ring. ... Alpha Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170166561

Quinuclidine compounds for modulating alpha7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor activity

Provided are substituted quinuclidine compounds, pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, and methods of modulating α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and treating neurological disorders using such compounds.. . ... Alpha Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170164484

Conductive patterns and methods of using them

Conductive patterns and methods of using and printing such conductive patterns are disclosed. In certain examples, the conductive patterns may be produced by disposing a conductive material between supports on a substrate. ... Alpha Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170161806

A social e-commerce system and server for price-adjusted item purchaser aggregation

A system, server, and computer implemented method for adjusted price item purchaser aggregation is provided. The server for adjusted price item purchaser aggregation has a processor, which upon execution of computer program code stored in a memory device of the server is configured to receive, via a data network, item identification data representing an item and transmit, via the data network, the item identification data to a plurality of client computing devices; receive, via the data network, adjusted price request data representing a plurality of adjusted price requests for adjusted price amounts for the item or discounts from the plurality of client computing devices; and transmit, via the data network, adjusted priced item price offer data representing an adjusted offer price for the item.. ... Alpha Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170157150

Oral dosage form comprising tri-substituted glycerol compounds

The present invention relates to pharmaceutical solid dosage forms for oral administration comprising a tri-substituted glycerol compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The invention also relates to a corresponding method for preparing such dosage forms as well as to their use as medicaments for the treatment of cancer and immune diseases.. ... Alpha Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170155236

Utility support apparatus

The present invention relates to utility support apparatus (30). The utility support apparatus (30) comprises first (32) and second (34) elongate arrangements each configured towards a proximal end to be attached to a structure so as to depend from the structure. ... Alpha Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170154957

Compact cmos device isolation

An integrated circuit uses a compact cmos device isolation scheme which forms a ring of n-well housing pmos devices to encircle the p-well housing nmos devices in a circuit block. An n-type buried layer is formed under the p-well and extends partially under the surrounding n-well. ... Alpha Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170154712

Slide type variable resistor with resistance adjusting member

A slide type variable resistor with a resistance adjusting member, comprising a housing, two side rails, a circuit module, a control member and a base. The housing includes a housing limiting hole and a space. ... Alpha Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170141225

Top drain ldmos

In an embodiment, this invention discloses a top-drain lateral diffusion metal oxide field effect semiconductor (td-ldmos) device supported on a semiconductor substrate. The td-ldmos includes a source electrode disposed on a bottom surface of the semiconductor substrate. ... Alpha Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170136583

High impact solder toughness alloy

A lead-free solder alloy comprising 35-59 wt % bi, mn in a concentration up to 1.0 wt %, cu in a concentration of up to 1 wt %, and balance sn, together with any unavoidable impurities. Some embodiments also contain up to about 1 wt % ag.. ... Alpha Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170135227

Engineered residue solder paste technology

A method of forming a solder joint, the method comprising: (i) providing a solder flux; (ii) providing solder particles; (iii) providing two or more work pieces to be joined; and (iv) heating the solder flux and the solder particles in the vicinity of the two or more work pieces to be joined to form: (i) a solder joint between the two or more work pieces to be joined, and (ii) a solder flux residue. The solder flux residue substantially covers the exposed surfaces of the solder joint.. ... Alpha Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170135194

Negative ion-based neutral beam injector

A negative ion-based neutral beam injector comprising a negative ion source, accelerator and neutralizer to produce about a 5 mw neutral beam with energy of about 0.50 to 1.0 mev. The ions produced by the ion source are pre-accelerated before injection into a high energy accelerator by an electrostatic multi-aperture grid pre-accelerator, which is used to extract ion beams from the plasma and accelerate to some fraction of the required beam energy. ... Alpha Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170133473

Split-gate trench power mosfet with protected shield oxide

A plurality of gate trenches is formed into a semiconductor substrate in an active cell region. One or more other trenches are formed in a different region. ... Alpha Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170116318

Automated data analysis

A compatibility of a computational analysis and a data set is automatically determined by comparing data set attribute data with attribute data of the computational analysis. Other computational analyses may also be evaluated for compatibility with the data set. ... Alpha Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170113306

Multilayered metal nano and micron particles

A sintering powder, wherein a least a portion of the particles making up the sintering powder comprise: a core comprising a first material; and a shell at least partially coating the core, the shell comprising a second material having a lower oxidation potential than the first material.. . ... Alpha Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170112539

Spondylisthesis reduction system

A system for reducing deformities of the vertebrae in the spine includes a first reduction assembly, a second reduction assembly, and a reduction drive assembly. The first reduction assembly is configured for attachment to a first reduction tower that attaches to a first vertebra. ... Alpha Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170107745

Lever connection body, rod holder, and handle apparatus for vehicle

A lever connection body includes a first lever; and a second lever rotating about a rotation center which is different from a rotation center of the first lever. A sliding long hole opened in the first lever and the second lever spaced apart with respect to the sliding long hole, are connected to each other via a rod. ... Alpha Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170106479

Flux formulations

Flux formulations that remain pliable and tack-free after deposition are disclosed. In certain examples, the flux comprises a first component and an effective amount of a second component to provide a pliable flux after deposition. ... Alpha Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170105840

Systems and methods for securely assembling a spinal implant

Systems and methods for implanting a spinal implant between two vertebral bodies are provided. The spinal implant may include a main body adapted to rest between and adjacent to the two vertebral bodies, the main body having a cavity therein adapted to hold a filler and a cap adapted to connect to the main body where the cap is connectable after the main body has been inserted between the vertebral bodies and after the filler has been inserted into the cavity of the main body. ... Alpha Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170105778

Pedicle screw with raised root

A self-locking screw with a raised root is provided. The self-locking screw has a head, a distal end, and a shaft extending between the head and the distal end. ... Alpha Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170105769

Hook inserter

Instruments and systems for performing spinal fixation are provided. The instruments and system configured to position and force fit a hook onto a pedicle bone. ... Alpha Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170105768

Hook inserter

Instruments and systems for performing spinal fixation are provided. The instruments and system configured to position and force fit a hook onto a pedicle bone. ... Alpha Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170105766

Polyaxial bone screw and bushing

A polyaxial screw assembly having a threaded shaft, a rod receiver, a bushing, and a deformable tab is provided. The rod receiver includes a side wall forming a proximal end with an interior portion configured to receive a spinal rod and a distal end configured to receive the spherical head. ... Alpha Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170098695

Fabrication of shielded gate trench mosfet with increased source-metal contact

Forming a semiconductor device on a semiconductor substrate having a substrate top surface includes: forming a gate trench extending from the substrate top surface into the semiconductor substrate; forming a gate electrode in the gate trench; forming a curved sidewall portion along at least a portion of a sidewall of the gate trench; forming a body region adjacent to the gate trench; forming a source region embedded in the body region, including disposing source material in a region that is along at least a part of the curved sidewall portion; forming a gate top dielectric layer over the gate electrode and having a top side that is below at least a portion of the source region; and forming a metal layer over at least a portion of a gate trench opening and at least a portion of the source region.. . ... Alpha Corporation








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