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 new patent  Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same

A process for depositing a plurality of layers of iridium on a substrate includes: contacting the substrate with an electrolyte composition including: iridium cations protons; biasing the substrate at a first potential; forming iridium on the substrate at the first potential of the substrate; disposing hydrogen on the substrate; self-terminating the forming of iridium on the substrate in response to increasing a coverage of hydrogen on the substrate; oxidizing hydrogen on the substrate by changing a potential of the substrate from the first potential to a second potential; and changing the potential of the substrate from the second potential to a third potential for forming additional iridium on the substrate to deposit a plurality of layers of iridium on the substrate, such that forming the additional iridium on the substrate occurs at the third potential in response to oxidizing the hydrogen on the substrate at the second potential.. . Wherein r and r1 each independently comprises an alkyl group, and wherein x and y are independently selected from the group consisting of bromine, chlorine and hydrogen and a second housing having a water accessible compartment containing an insoluble metal ion donor for releasing metal ions when contacted by the body of water containing the n-halohydantoin.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A highly reliable semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device are provided. The semiconductor device is manufactured with a high yield, so that high productivity is achieved. ... Incontact Inc

 new patent  Semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same

The present invention relates to a semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the same. There is provided a semiconductor device comprising: a semiconductor substrate with a fin; a gate intersecting with the fin and a source region and a drain region within the fin at both sides of the gate; metal silicides formed at the source region and the drain region and in contact with the source region and the drain region respectively; wherein there is a impurity dopant at a interface of the metal silicide in contact with the source/drain region, which is capable of reducing a schottky barrier height between the metal silicide and the source/drain region. ... Incontact Inc

 new patent  Semiconductor device with a guard structure and corresponding methods of manufacture

A semiconductor device includes a guard structure located laterally between a first active area of a semiconductor substrate and a second active area of the semiconductor substrate. The guard structure includes a first doping region located at a front side surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a wiring structure electrically connecting the first doping region to a highly doped portion of a common doping region. ... Incontact Inc

 new patent  Semiconductor device, power supply apparatus and high-frequency amplifier

A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor stacked structure in which a semiconductor layer including an electron supply layer and an electron transit layer is stacked, and a gate electrode contacting with the semiconductor layer included in the semiconductor stacked structure or an insulating layer. The portion of the gate electrode contacting with the semiconductor layer or the insulating layer is an oxide of a metal configuring the portion of the gate electrode contacting with the semiconductor layer or the insulating layer.. ... Incontact Inc

 new patent  Method for manufacturing semiconductor device

A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device including a step of forming a silicon layer over a formation substrate, a step of forming a resin layer over the silicon layer, a step of forming a transistor over the resin layer, a step of forming a conductive layer over the silicon layer and the resin layer, and a step of separating the formation substrate and the transistor. The resin layer has an opening over the silicon layer. ... Incontact Inc

 new patent  Manufacturing method of top gate thin-film transistor

The present invention provides a manufacturing method of a top gate thin-film transistor, which includes forming a reducing metal layer on an oxide semiconductor layer and applying laser annealing to reduce the oxide semiconductor layer that is covered with the reducing metal layer to conductors to respectively form a source contact zone and a drain contact zone, such that the source contact zone and the drain contact zone that have been reduced to conductors are used to respectively contact a source electrode and a drain electrode thereby greatly reducing the contact resistance of the source electrode and the drain electrode and improving the performance of a top gate thin-film transistor. The manufacturing process is simple.. ... Incontact Inc

 new patent  Contact plugs and methods forming same

A method includes forming a transistor, which includes forming a dummy gate stack over a semiconductor region, and forming an inter-layer dielectric (ild). The dummy gate stack is in the ild, and the ild covers a source/drain region in the semiconductor region. ... Incontact Inc

 new patent  Nonvolatile memory device including multiple planes

A nonvolatile memory device includes bit lines arranged in a first direction over a substrate; a memory cell array disposed between the substrate and the bit lines, and including a plurality of planes which are arranged in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; page buffer circuits disposed between the substrate and the memory cell array; contact pads disposed between the substrate and the memory cell array, the contact pads being suitable for electrically coupling the bit lines and the page buffer circuits; and routing lines disposed at the same layer as the contact pads, and extending in the second direction, wherein the contact pads are disposed to overlap with at least two lines which are arranged in the second direction, and the routing lines are formed in a bent pattern to pass between the contact pads which are disposed to overlap with different lines.. . ... Incontact Inc

 new patent  Transistor with airgap spacer

A microelectronic transistor may be fabricated having an airgap spacer formed as a gate sidewall spacer, such that the airgap spacer is positioned between a gate electrode and a source contact and/or a drain contact of the microelectronic transistor. As the dielectric constant of gaseous substances is significantly lower than that of a solid or a semi-solid dielectric material, the airgap spacer may result in minimal capacitive coupling between the gate electrode and the source contact and/or the drain contact, which may reduce circuit delay of the microelectronic transistor.. ... Incontact Inc

 new patent  Low resistivity wrap-around contacts

Low resistivity, wrap-around contact structures are provided in nanosheet devices, vertical fets, and finfets. Such contact structures are obtained by delivering dopants to source/drain regions using a highly conformal, doped metal layer. ... Incontact Inc

 new patent  Tft array substrate, manufacturing method thereof, and liquid crystal display apparatus

The present disclosure discloses a tft array substrate, a manufacturing method thereof and a liquid crystal display apparatus. The tft array substrate comprising: a substrate; and a tft disposed on the substrate; the tft comprises a semiconductor layer and both a source electrode and a drain electrode disposed on the semiconductor layer, and wherein a contact surface between the semiconductor layer and the source electrode and/or a contact surface between the semiconductor layer and the drain electrode are uneven structure. ... Incontact Inc

 new patent  Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same

A semiconductor device (100) is provided with a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer (5), a gate electrode (3), a gate insulating layer (4), and a source electrode (7s) and a drain electrode (7d) that are in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer, at least one electrode of the source electrode (7s), the drain electrode (7d), and the gate electrode (3) has a multilayer structure that includes a first layer (3a, 7a) containing copper and a second layer (3b, 7b) containing titanium or molybdenum, the thickness of the first layer (3a, 7a) is more than the thickness of the second layer (3b, 7b), when the source electrode (7s) or the drain electrode (7d) has the multilayer structure, the second layer is arranged on the oxide semiconductor layer side of the first layer so as to be in contact with the surface of the oxide semiconductor layer (5), when the gate electrode (3) has the multilayer structure, the second layer is arranged on the substrate (1) side of the first layer, and the thickness of the second layer is 15 nm or more and 25 nm or less.. . ... Incontact Inc

 new patent  Memory cell and non-volatile semiconductor storage device

A semiconductor integrated circuit device includes first and second select gate electrodes that are sidewall-shaped along sidewalls of a memory gate structure. With this configuration, the memory gate structure is not disposed on the first select gate electrode and the second select gate electrode. ... Incontact Inc

 new patent  Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes: an active layer that is located in an soi substrate, and in which an element included in a circuit is formed; a buried insulation layer that is located in the soi substrate, and is in contact with the active layer; a deep trench isolation (dti) region that is formed in the active layer to surround a whole formation region of the element in plan view, and extends from an upper surface to a lower surface of the active layer; and a first conductive film formed above the element. The dti region has a first hole inside, and a film thickness of the first conductive film is greater than a thickness of the active layer.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197927

 new patent  Organic electronic devices with fluoropolymer bank structures

An electronic device and methods for its preparation comprising an active area between first and second conductive layers on a substrate; the active area is in a well whose bottom is a patterned first conductive layer on the substrate, the sides of the well are bank structures comprising a non-radiative active fluoropolymer which overlap the edges of the first conductive layer and which are in contact with the substrate. The well contains active materials, preferably introduced by a solution method such as ink-jet. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197916

 new patent  Semiconductor device structure useful for bulk transistor and method of manufacturing same

A semiconductor device including a semiconductor substrate with a first surface and a second surface facing each other, the semiconductor substrate having an element region in which a transistor is provided on the first surface, and a separation region in which an element separating layer surrounding the element region is provided; a contact plug extending from the first surface to the second surface, in the element region of the semiconductor substrate; and an insulating film covering a periphery of the contact plug.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197914

 new patent  Magnetic memory devices

A device that includes a magnetic memory device, includes a magnetic tunnel junction pattern on a substrate and a mask structure on the magnetic tunnel junction pattern. The mask structure includes a conductive pattern and a sacrificial pattern, where the conductive pattern is between the magnetic tunnel junction pattern and the sacrificial pattern, and the sacrificial pattern includes a material having an etch selectivity with respect to the conductive pattern. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197904

 new patent  Image sensor

An image sensor includes a substrate including a plurality of pixel regions and one or more pairs of dummy pixel regions; a pixel separation structure between two adjacent pixel regions among the plurality of pixel regions and including a first conductive layer; a dummy pixel separation structure between the one or more pairs of dummy pixel regions, electrically connected to the pixel separation structure, and including a second conductive layer; and a pixel separation contact disposed on the dummy pixel separation structure.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197884

 new patent  Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a first wiring line, a semiconductor film, a second wiring line, and an insulating film. The substrate includes first, second, and third regions provided adjacently in this order in a predetermined direction. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197882

 new patent  Fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (fdsoi) transistor device and self-aligned active area in fdsoi bulk exposed regions

Methods for eliminating the distance between a bulex and soi and the resulting devices are disclosed. Embodiments include providing a silicon layer on a box layer on a silicon substrate; forming two active areas in the silicon layer, separated by a space; forming first and second polysilicon gates over one active area, a third polysilicon gate over the space, and fourth and fifth polysilicon gates over the other active area, the second and fourth gates abutting edges of the space; forming spacers at opposite sides of each gate; removing the second, third, and fourth gates and the corresponding spacers; removing the silicon layer and box layer in the space, forming a trench and exposing the silicon substrate; forming second spacers on sidewalls of the trench; forming raised source/drain regions on each active area; and forming a p-well contact on the silicon substrate between the second spacers.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197878

 new patent  Nonvolatile semiconductor memory device and method for manufacturing same

A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197874

 new patent  Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing same

The semiconductor device includes a base material, a plurality of electrode layers, and a first contact portion. The plurality of electrode layers are provided above the base material and arranged along a first direction. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197865

 new patent  Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof

A semiconductor device and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The method includes providing a substrate, a plurality of word lines and a plurality of bit lines, and then forming a storage node contact on each source/drain region, so that a width of a top surface of each storage node contact in a direction is less than a width of a bottom surface of each storage node contact.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197861

 new patent  Semiconductor devices including varied depth recesses for contacts

A first conductivity type finfet device can include first embedded sources/drains of a first material that have a first etch rate. The first embedded sources/drains can each include an upper surface having a recessed portion and an outer raised portion relative to the recessed portion. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197857

 new patent  Finfet transistor with fin back biasing

A semiconductor device includes multiple first fins oriented lengthwise along a first direction and multiple first gate structures oriented lengthwise along a second direction generally perpendicular to the first direction. Each of the first fins includes an end that is narrower than a main body of the respective first fin. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197854

 new patent  Power semiconductor device having trench gate type igbt and diode regions

Switching loss is reduced. A first surface of a semiconductor substrate has a portion included in an igbt region and a portion included in a diode region. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197853

 new patent  Power semiconductor device having trench gate type igbt and diode regions

Switching loss is reduced. A first surface of a semiconductor substrate has a portion included in an igbt region and a portion included in a diode region. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197847

 new patent  Package-on-package structures and methods for forming the same

A package includes a package component, which further includes a top surface and a metal pad at the top surface of the package component. The package further includes a non-reflowable electrical connector over and bonded to the metal pad, and a molding material over the package component. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197846

 new patent  Packaging mechanisms for dies with different sizes of connectors

A semiconductor package includes a package substrate. A redistribution structure is bonded to the package substrate. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197845

 new patent  Magnetic small footprint inductor array module for on-package voltage regulator

An apparatus comprises an inductor module including: a module substrate including a magnetic dielectric material; a plurality of inductive circuit elements arranged in the module substrate, wherein an inductive circuit element includes conductive traces arranged as a coil including a first coil end, a second coil end and a coil core, wherein the coil core includes the magnetic dielectric material; and a plurality of conductive contact pads electrically coupled to the first and second coil ends. The contact pads electrically coupled to the first coil ends are arranged on a first surface of the inductor module, and the contact pads electrically coupled to the second coil ends are arranged on a second surface of the inductor module.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197843

 new patent  Optoelectronic semiconductor component

An optoelectronic semiconductor component is disclosed, comprising: a semiconductor body (1) having a semiconductor layer sequence (2) with a p-type semiconductor region (3), an n-type semiconductor region (5), and an active layer (4) arranged between the p-type semiconductor region (3) and the n-type semiconductor region (5); a support (10) having a plastic material and a first via (11) and a second via (12); a p-contact layer (7) and an n-contact layer (8), at least some regions of which are arranged between the support (10) and the semiconductor body (1), wherein the p-contact layer (7) connects the first via (11) to the p-type semiconductor region (3) and the n-contact layer (8, 8a) connects the second via (12) to the n-type semiconductor region (5); and an esd protection element (15) which is arranged between the support (10) and the semiconductor body (1), wherein the esd protection element (15) is electrically conductively connected to the first via (11) and to the second via (12), and wherein a forward direction of the esd protection element (15) is anti-parallel to a forward direction of the semiconductor layer sequence (2).. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197841

 new patent  Lighting module

The invention relates to a lighting module (1) comprising an assembly body (3) extending between a rear side (31) and a front side (30) opposite the rear side, and comprising a plurality of semiconductor components (2) provided for generating radiation, wherein: the assembly body has a plurality of recesses (35) on the rear side, in which the semiconductor components are arranged; the assembly body is permeable to the radiation generated in the semiconductor components, and said radiation passes out of the front side of the assembly body; a contact layer (5) is arranged on the rear side of the assembly body, to which the semiconductor components are connected in an electrically conductive manner via connecting lines; and a reflector layer (6) is arranged on the rear side of the assembly body, said reflector layer entirely covering at least the recesses.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197815

 new patent  Interconnection structures for semiconductor devices and methods of fabricating the same

An interconnection structure includes an underlying layer including a lower interconnection, and an interlayered dielectric layer including a contact hole and a trench therein. The contact hole exposes a portion of the lower interconnection, and the trench extends along a first direction to be connected to the contact hole. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197805

 new patent  Surface passivation having reduced interface defect density

Embodiments are directed to a method of passivating a surface of a high-mobility semiconductor and resulting structures having a reduced interface defect density. A semiconductor layer is formed on a substrate. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197804

 new patent  Surface passivation having reduced interface defect density

Embodiments are directed to a method of passivating a surface of a high-mobility semiconductor and resulting structures having a reduced interface defect density. A semiconductor layer is formed on a substrate. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197798

 new patent  Shorting bar structure and method for manufacturing the same and thin film transistor substrate

The present disclosure provides a shorting bar structure and a method for manufacturing the same, and a thin film transistor (tft) substrate. The shorting bar structure comprises: a test wire; a test probe contact part connected to the test wire and configured to be able to contact with a test probe; and at least one pn junction structure located between the test wire and at least one wire under test, and configured to allow a test signal to be unidirectionally transmittable in a direction from the test wire to the wire under test.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197793

 new patent  Self-aligned doping in source/drain regions for low contact resistance

Embodiments are directed to a method of forming a semiconductor device and resulting structures having reduced source/drain contact resistance. The method includes forming a first semiconductor fin in a first region of a substrate and a second semiconductor fin in a second region of the substrate. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197792

 new patent  Self-aligned doping in source/drain regions for low contact resistance

Embodiments are directed to a method of forming a semiconductor device and resulting structures having reduced source/drain contact resistance. The method includes forming a first semiconductor fin in a first region of a substrate and a second semiconductor fin in a second region of the substrate. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197788

 new patent  3d vertical fet with top and bottom gate contacts

A semiconductor device includes a vertical transistor having a gate structure disposed about a channel region thereof. The vertical transistor has a top side above the gate structure and a bottom side below the gate structure. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197787

 new patent  3d vertical fet with top and bottom gate contacts

A semiconductor device includes a vertical transistor having a gate structure disposed about a channel region thereof. The vertical transistor has a top side above the gate structure and a bottom side below the gate structure. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197775

 new patent  Semiconductor device with an interconnect structure and method for forming the same

A method for forming a semiconductor device structure includes providing a substrate and forming a gate electrode on the substrate. A first contact structure is formed in and on the gate electrode. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197774

 new patent  Cobalt contact and interconnect structures

Methods and structures for forming cobalt contact and/or cobalt interconnects includes depositing a stress control layer onto the cobalt layer prior to annealing after which the stress control layer can be removed. The stress control layer prevents formation of defects that can occur in the absence of the stress control layer.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197773

 new patent  Cobalt contact and interconnect structures

Methods and structures for forming cobalt contact and/or cobalt interconnects includes depositing a stress control layer onto the cobalt layer prior to annealing after which the stress control layer can be removed. The stress control layer prevents formation of defects that can occur in the absence of the stress control layer.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197772

 new patent  High speed, high density, low power die interconnect system

A system for interconnecting at least two die each die having a plurality of conducting layers and dielectric layers disposed upon a substrate which may include active and passive elements. In one embodiment there is at least one interconnect coupling at least one conducting layer on a side of one die to at least one conducting layer on a side of the other die. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197755

 new patent  Integrated passive device package and methods of forming same

An embodiment device package includes a first die, a second die, and a molding compound extending along sidewalls of the first die and the second die. The package further includes redistribution layers (rdls) extending laterally past edges of the first die and the second die. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197733

 new patent  Formation of siocn thin films

Methods for depositing silicon oxycarbonitride (siocn) thin films on a substrate in a reaction space are provided. The methods can include at least one plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition (peald) cycle including alternately and sequentially contacting the substrate with a silicon precursor and a second reactant that does not include oxygen. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197710

 new patent  Relay

A relay (100) is provided. The relay (100) includes an insulating housing (10) defining an accommodating cavity (11) therein; two binding posts (12) disposed to the insulating housing (10), each having an end extending into the accommodating cavity (11); an insulating plate (20) disposed within the accommodating cavity (11), movable between a first position and a second position, and having two connecting contacts (21) disposed on a first side of the insulating plate (20) facing the binding posts (12); a fuse (30) disposed between the two connecting contacts (21); a mounting base (40) connected to the insulating housing (10); and a push rod (41) movably disposed to the mounting base (40) and connected to the insulating plate (20), in which when the insulating plate (20) is located at the first position, the two connecting contacts (21) abut against the two binding posts (12) respectively, and when the insulating plate (20) is located at the second position, the two connecting contacts (21) detach from the two binding posts (12) respectively.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197708

 new patent  Electromagnetic contactor

An electromagnetic contactor to open and close a contact formed by a movable contact and a fixed contact. The electromagnetic contactor includes an arc extinguishing cover having a shape in which a center portion is concaved with respect to an edge portion in a first direction and in which faces having a same height as the center portion continue in a second direction crossing the first direction; and an operation indicating piece arranged at an end of the movable contactor, to indicate a contact state of the contact by projecting from the center portion of the arc extinguishing cover or by being embedded therein. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197707

 new patent  Electromagnetic contactor

To provide an electromagnetic contactor that enables electrical connection work of connecting the electromagnetic contactor to another electrical component disposed in a current path to be performed easily and efficiently. An electromagnetic contactor includes a main contact portion; an auxiliary contact portion; a contact housing case that houses the main contact portion and the auxiliary contact portion; an electromagnet unit that drives a movable plunger coupled to a connecting shaft of the main contact portion; main contact electrodes project out of a case wall of the contact housing case to an outside; auxiliary contact electrodes that are connected to a pair of fixed contacts of the auxiliary contact portion and project out of the case wall to an outside; and an auxiliary contact external terminal portion that is connected to the auxiliary contact electrodes and is arranged on a portion of the case wall.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197704

 new patent  Disconnector and manufacturing method

A disconnector (100) and a method for manufacturing the disconnector (100) are disclosed. The disconnector (100) includes conductive arms (110) pivotally coupled with each other, and finger contacts (111). ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197702

 new patent  Keypad with replaceable key labels

A key able to accept a label for a keypad used in controlling electrically operated devices, wherein the key structure accepts and secures an interchangeable label, and which forms an impermeable barrier to the electrical contacts of a programmable circuit board.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197700

 new patent  Thin keyboard switch

A thin keyboard switch includes a keycap, a housing, an elastic body, an elastic contact body, a balancing frame, and a base disposed on a printed circuit board (pcb). A base groove fitting with the elastic contact body is provided at the center of the base, the elastic contact body is disposed at the bottom portion inside the base groove, and the elastic contact body is electrically connected to the pcb. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197695

 new patent  Electrical switching contact

The disclosure relates to an electrical switching contact, including a contact carrier and a contact plating, which has a contact material, and to a method for producing the electrical switching contact. The disclosure is characterized in that a layer that may be sintered is arranged between the contact material and the contact carrier in order to connect the contact material to the contact carrier.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197692

 new patent  Keyboard device

A keyboard device includes a key structure, a switch circuit board, a base plate and a buffering strip. The key structure includes a keycap and a stabilizer bar. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197686

 new patent  Lubricant-impregnated surfaces for electrochemical applications, and devices and systems using the same

In certain embodiments, the invention relates to an electrochemical device having a liquid lubricant impregnated surface. At least a portion of the interior surface of the electrochemical device includes a portion that includes a plurality of solid features disposed therein. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197685

 new patent  Electrolytic capacitor

An electrolytic capacitor includes an anode body having a dielectric layer; a solid electrolyte layer in contact with the dielectric layer of the anode body; and an electrolytic solution. The electrolytic solution contains a solvent and a solute. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197656

 new patent  Gas-insulated electrical apparatus filled with a dielectric gas

The invention relates to medium- or high-voltage, gas-insulated electrical apparatus (10) comprising: a hermetically sealed chamber (12) filled with a dielectric gas, the gas containing at least one of fluoronitrile, carbon dioxide, dinitrogen or dioxygen; at least two electrical contacts (16, 20) arranged coaxially with a main axis (a) of the chamber (12), of which at least one (20) can move axially inside the chamber (12) between a closed position in which the two contacts (16, 20) are in electrical contact with one another and an open position in which the contacts (16, 20) are located at a distance from one another; and a cut-off mechanism (14) for extinguishing the electric arc that forms between the two contacts (16, 20) as the at least one moving contact (20) moves from the closed position into the open position. The cut-off mechanism is of the rotating arc type.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197653

 new patent  Polymerizable monomer, polymer compound, biological electrode composition, biological electrode, and method for producing biological electrode

The present invention provides: a biological electrode composition formable a living body contact layer for a biological electrode which is excellent in conductivity and biocompatibility, as well as light in the weight thereof and producible at a low cost, and in addition, which does not cause a significant decrease in the conductivity thereof regardless of under a water-wet condition and a dry condition; a polymer compound which can be suitably used for the biological electrode composition; a polymerizable monomer suitable as a raw material of the polymer compound; a biological electrode having a living body contact layer formed of the biological electrode composition; and a method for producing the same; and wherein, the polymerizable monomer is represented by the following general formula (1).. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197648

 new patent  Integrated ion-exchange disposal and treatment system

There is disclosed a canister for interim storage and subsequent consolidation of waste materials via hot pressing. In an embodiment, the canister comprises at least one ion exchange material, and is configured to: house the ion exchange material after it is exchanged with a contaminating ion without releasing the contaminating ion; and consolidate via hot-isostatic pressing. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197630

 new patent  System and method for providing customized treatment information for behavioral control of dental patients

Disclosed is a system for providing customized treatment information for behavioral control of dental patients, comprising: a management server comprising an arithmetic process unit determining a treatment type of a patient based on information in a patient db, and a management server extraction unit extracting an instruction value according to the determined treatment type from a management server db; a hospital server comprising a hospital server transmission/reception unit receiving the extracted instruction value from the management server; a waiting room terminal; and a treatment room server, wherein the waiting room terminal comprises: a terminal extraction unit extracting treatment tool information and virtual treatment simulation information from a waiting room program library based on the instruction value received from the hospital server; a terminal output unit outputting the extracted treatment tool information and virtual treatment simulation information on a terminal display; and a terminal determination unit comparing a first response data value of the patient to the virtual treatment simulation information with a first reference data value and determining whether to give positive feedback or induce relearning, wherein the treatment room server comprises: a treatment server extraction unit extracting, based on a signal value from a contact sensor of a treatment tool, relevant treatment tool information and information about a treatment situation in which the treatment tool is used, from a treatment room program library; a treatment room server output unit outputting the extracted relevant treatment tool information and information about a treatment situation in which the treatment tool is used, on a treatment room display; and a treatment room server determination unit comparing a second response data value of the patient to the information about a treatment situation with a second reference data value and determining whether to give positive feedback or give negative feedback.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197586

 new patent  Word line contact regions for three-dimensional non-volatile memory

Apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed for three-dimensional non-volatile memory. A stack of word line layers includes word lines for a three-dimensional non-volatile memory array. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197541

 new patent  Method of and system for providing adaptive respondent training in a speech recognition application

A system for conducting a telephonic speech recognition application includes an automated telephone device for making telephonic contact with a respondent and a speech recognition device which, upon the telephonic contact being made, presents the respondent with at least one introductory prompt for the respondent to reply to; receives a spoken response from the respondent; and performs a speech recognition analysis on the spoken response to determine a capability of the respondent to complete the application. If the speech recognition device, based on the spoken response to the introductory prompt, determines that the respondent is capable of competing the application, the speech recognition device presents at least one application prompt to the respondent. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197517

 new patent  Electronic percussion instrument and detecting method thereof

Provided is an electronic percussion instrument that is capable of simulating a playing technique for an acoustic percussion instrument. A tubular body part is opened on an axial end surface, and a head is attached to the axial end surface to be struck on the front surface. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197514

 new patent  Keyboard device and keyboard instrument

A keyboard device includes a plurality of hammer members provided corresponding to a plurality of keys, whereby each hammer member applies an action load to a depressed key by rotating in conjunction with the key, and a key load applying member which applies a key load to the key by the hammer member coming in contact therewith when the hammer member is rotated, in which the key load applying member is singly provided corresponding to the plurality of keys, and a first portion of the key load applying member corresponding to a first key and a second portion of the key load applying member corresponding to a second key are different in at least one of thickness, level of elasticity, and level of viscosity.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197511

 new patent  Stringed musical instrument

A stringed musical instrument includes a mechanism for adjusting and setting the angular position of the neck with respect to the instrument body. The mechanism includes a metal projection secured in a metal insert arranged inside the neck coupling portion, and additionally a metal piece that defines a groove for receiving the metal projection. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197392

 new patent  Allergy warning and protection system with beacon enhanced wearable for proactive transmission and communication of allergy information

An allergy warning and protection system and method to proactively warn a user and protect a dependent individual, such as a child, suffering from allergies. The system comprises a beacon housed within a wearable, such as a bracelet, that is worn by the dependent. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197279

 new patent  Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes a correcting unit and a pasting unit. The correcting unit corrects a dynamic range of a second image in accordance with pixel information of a region. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197127

 new patent  Personal data fusion

The present disclosure contemplates a variety of improved methods and systems for providing professionals and organizations tools to improve productivity and efficiency. The present disclosure includes a process for discovering and validating entity objectives. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197077

 new patent  Neuromorphic network

Disclosed herein is a neuromorphic percolating network (100). The network comprises a substrate (102) having at least two electrical contacts (104a, 104b); a plurality of nanoparticles (106, 108, 100) distributed on the substrate (102), at least some of the nanoparticles positioned between at least two of the at least two electrical contacts, the surface coverage of the nanoparticles within a tolerance of a percolation threshold; and at least one memristive element (116) located at least partially in a gap between nanoparticles, or groups of nanoparticles, that are not otherwise directly connected to each other, the memristive element(s) at least partially providing at least one persistent pathway (118,120) of increased activity. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197062

 new patent  Transaction and id cards having selected texture and coloring

Cards made in accordance with the invention include a decorative layer attached to a core layer, where the decorative layer is designed to provide selected color(s) and/or selected texture(s) to a surface of the metal cards. At least one of the decorative layers is a layer derived from plant matter (e.g., wood). ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197057

 new patent  Anti-counterfeit label having increased security

The invention relates to a near field magnetically coupled contactless tag, comprising a substrate comprising a rupture zone; a master microcircuit arranged on the substrate on one side of the rupture zone, and configured to be interrogated by a near-field reader; a slave microcircuit arranged on the substrate on the other side of the rupture zone; and a sacrificial link connecting the two microcircuits, wherein the two microcircuits are configured to negotiate mutual authentication through the sacrificial link.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180197005

 new patent  Enhanced user authentication

A method and system for authenticating a user. A first digital representation of an iris of an eye of at least one authentic user is obtained. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196989

 new patent  Security device and display device including the same

A security device includes a biometric sensor which senses biometric information of a user, a pressure sensor which senses a contact surface caused by the user and to obtain force distribution information of the contact surface, and a user authenticator which performs user authentication with reference to the biometric information and the force distribution information.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196986

 new patent  Fingerprint identification module

A fingerprint identification module is installed in an accommodation space of an electronic device. The fingerprint identification module includes a circuit board, a fingerprint sensor and a resilient fixing plate. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196980

 new patent  Security substrates, security devices and methods of manufacture thereof

A security substrate has: a polymer substrate having first and second surfaces; array of focussing elements; an optical adjustment layer and masking layer. The array is formed of a surface relief. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196948

 new patent  Distributed and decentralized clound storage system and method thereof

A distributed and decentralized cloud storage method, which comprises: dynamically establishing a set of private notes (‘pn”) after a service requiring note (“srn”) releasing a cloud storage requirement, wherein the pn comprises a plurality of service providing notes (“spn”), and the service providing note provides storage space for the srn; the srn signing a storage contact with the plurality of spn of the pn; the srn performing slicing and encrypting process to a file to be stored, and sending a plurality of sub-files obtained from the process to the plurality of spn which sign the storage contact with the srn respectively; and each spn storing the sub-files received to accomplish the distributed cloud storage of the file to be stored. Compared with the prior art, the method of the present invention solves the problems of low accessing speed and unsecured privacy, hence improves security of cloud storage.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196775

 new patent  Extremely high frequency systems and methods of operating the same to establish usb data transport protocols

Ehf communication systems described herein can selectively implement any one of the usb standards by mapping appropriate usb signal conditions over an ehf contactless communication link. The ehf contactless communication link may serve as an alternative to conventional board-to-board and device-to-device connectors, and as such enables wired connection usb signaling protocols to be used in a non-wired environment provided by the ehf contactless communications link. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196721

 new patent  System, method and computer program product for contact information backup and recovery

A method for contact information backup and recovery comprising receiving, by a contact information backup and recovery system, subscriber information, storing the subscriber information in a contacts data store, receiving, by the contact information backup and recovery system, contacts information associated with the subscriber information, storing the contacts information in the contacts data store, wherein the contacts information is stored in relation to the subscriber information, receiving, by the contact information backup and recovery system, a contacts recovery request, and performing, by the contact information backup and recovery system, a contacts recovery operation, comprising acquiring target contact information from the stored contacts information in the contacts data store, performing a telephonic communication using the target contact information, and sending the stored contacts information to a remote storage device.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196693

 new patent  Sharing transaction contexts in an optimized colocation of java and non-java language applications

Systems and methods for sharing transactional context between java and traditional language applications are disclosed. In embodiments, a method comprises: receiving, by a computing device, a transaction request to execute a program, wherein the program comprises non-java program components and java program components; executing, by a transaction middleware of the computing device, the non-java program components; contacting, by the transaction middleware, a resource manager server and registering with the resource manager server using global transaction id data; transferring, by the transaction middleware of the computing device, the java program components to a transaction coordinator of the computing device, along with thread id data and the global transaction id data; and storing, by the transaction coordinator, the thread id data and global transaction id data in a recoverable transaction log store.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196568

 new patent  Emissive display over resistive touch sensor with force sensing

A system and related method for force-sensitive emissive display incorporates a force sensing device, such as a force-sensitive resistor or frustrated total internal reflection (ftir) assembly, bonded to a flexible film/film resistive touch sensor and an emissive display surface. The film/film resistive touch sensor may detect contact with the display surface and transmit the detected contact to the force sensing device, which determines a magnitude or degree of touch force associated with the detected contact. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196555

 new patent  Organic light-emitting diode (oled) display including touch sensor

An organic light-emitting diode (oled) display is disclosed. In one aspect, the oled display includes a display substrate, an encapsulation substrate formed over the display substrate, and a window formed over the encapsulation substrate, wherein the window includes a surface facing the display substrate. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196554

 new patent  Touch detecting device and touch-detection capable display device

A touch detecting device and a touch-detection capable display device are provided each including: a substrate; a touch detection electrode provided on a plane parallel to the substrate and including a plurality of metal wires; a first conductive layer overlapping the metal wires in contact therewith and provided between the substrate and each of the metal wires in a direction perpendicular to the substrate; and a second conductive layer provided above the metal wires. At least one of the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer has a higher sheet resistance than the metal wires.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196533

 new patent  Tip and stylus having the same

A tip and stylus for a capacitive sensor are provided. The stylus includes a stylus body, an amplifier circuit, and a tip. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196517

 new patent  Passive haptics as reference for active haptics

An electronic device may include a housing (100), a display (102) disposed in the housing (100) and including an interface surface (112) arranged for user contact and a reference haptic (108). The interface surface (112) includes an active haptic output that provides a time-dependent haptic output and a reference haptic (108) disposed on the housing or the interface surface to provide a time-independent haptic output related to the time-dependent haptic output. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196466

 new patent  Apparatus holding structure

A holding structure according to an exemplary embodiment includes a rotation axis, a stand body, and a clicker. The stand body is rotatable about the rotation axis. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196450

 new patent  Thermostatic cartridge for controlling hot and cold fluids to be mixed

A cartridge has first and second separate base portions axially vertically adjacent in a stationary manner relative to one another. The first and second base portions have first and second opposing axial surfaces, such that the second surface of the first base portion and the first surface of the second base portion are applied axially against one another and include respective portions in axial contact with one another, which form a sealed joining interface between the first and second base portions. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196406

 new patent  Industrial machine and control method of industrial machine

A coordinate measuring machine includes a body, a controller configured to control the driving of the body, and an operation unit configured to provide a command to the controller via, for instance, an operation lever to manually operate the body. A contact detection sensor is attached to the operation unit. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196389

 new patent  Image forming apparatus having waste toner collecting function from a plurality of photosensitive drums

An image forming apparatus includes a main frame, a plurality of process cartridges, a cartridge-supporting body, a belt, a waste toner cartridge, a contact-separation mechanism, and a collective conveying unit. Each process cartridge includes a photosensitive drum and a drum cleaning unit collecting waste toner on the drum. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196385

 new patent  Original cover closer and office equipment using the same

To provide the original cover closer which can control a rotation torque accompanied with an opening and closing operation of in a simple structure, as compared to the conventional original cover closer, solution is made in that the original cover closer comprises an attaching part attached to the main body side; a supporting part, wherein its side plates are rotatably attached to the both side plates of the attaching plate via a hinge shaft, as well as the original cover is attached to the supporting part; a pressure receiving part provided between the both side plates of the attaching part; a cam slider slidably provided inside the supporting part by making its cam portion abut against the pressure receiving part; an elastic module resiliently provided between the cam slider and a free end side of said supporting part, so as to bring the cam slider into press contact with the pressure receiving part and to rotatably urge the supporting part in an opening direction of an original cover; and a brake module provided between the supporting part and the cam slider, and that the brake module consists of a plurality of friction protruding ridge portions provided on an inner wall surface of the supporting part toward the cam slider, and at least a gently-sloping upward inclined portion gradually climbing from the cam slider side is provided on each of the friction protruding ridge portions.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196383

 new patent  Cam having multiple contact states for an apparatus

A fixing device includes a frame including a joint, a first rotary body and supported at the frame, a second rotary body, a spring with one end connected to the frame, a support arm connected to the joint, the second rotary body, and another end of the spring, a cam pivotably connected to one of the frame and the support arm, and a receiving member. The cam includes a first cam portion, and a second cam portion located at a different point from the first cam portion in the axial direction and having a radial distance from the pivot axis smaller than a radial distance of the first cam portion from the pivot axis. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196378

 new patent  Fixing apparatus

A fixing apparatus includes a guide member that guides a rotating member. The guide member has a contact surface that restricts a position of the guide member with respect to a stay by coming into contact with a surface of the stay on the upstream side in a printing-material conveying direction. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196373

 new patent  Developing cartridge

A developing cartridge may include: a casing for accommodating developer therein; a developing roller rotatable about an axis extending in a first direction and positioned at one side of the casing in a second direction; a storage medium having an electric contact surface; and a holder movable relative to the casing in the second direction with the electric contact surface between a first position and a second position, the holder having an outer surface at which the electric contact surface is positioned.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196354

 new patent  A lithographic apparatus, a projection system, a last lens element, a liquid control member and a device manufacturing method

A lithographic apparatus includes a projection system configured to project a patterned radiation beam through the projection system onto a target portion of a substrate. A liquid confinement structure confines an immersion liquid in a space between the projection system and the substrate. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196320

 new patent  Liquid crystal display

A liquid crystal display includes a first substrate, a gate line disposed on an upper portion of the first substrate, a gate insulating layer disposed on the gate line, a semiconductor layer disposed on the gate insulating layer, a data line and a drain electrode disposed on the semiconductor layer, a passivation layer which covers the data line and the drain electrode and defines a contact hole which exposes a part of the drain electrode, a common electrode provided at an upper portion of the passivation layer and having a planar structure, a pixel electrode electrically connected to the drain electrode through the contact hole and including a plurality of pixel branch electrodes, and a second substrate corresponding to the first substrate, where an opening is defined in the common electrode at a position which corresponds to a middle region of the plurality of pixel branch electrodes.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196302

 new patent  Display device

A display device includes a display module, a light source, a light-guiding substrate including at least a side surface adjacent to the light source, and an optical filter provided on the light-guiding substrate. The optical filter includes a first insulating layer including a first sub-insulating layer, a second sub-insulating layer, and a third sub-insulating layer, a second insulating layer provided on the first insulating layer to be in contact with the second sub-insulating layer, and a first liquid crystal layer which selectively transmits or reflects light provided from the light-guiding substrate. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196282

 new patent  Binocular loupes

Provided are binocular loupes capable of ensuring an optimal focal distance at the time of focusing for a user using a simple operation. A focus adjustment unit disposed in the eyepiece units of a pair of left and right loupe bodies of binocular loupes is provided with a focus adjustment lens and a magnet ring. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196281

 new patent  Prismatic contact lens

A class of prismatic contact lenses includes a first prism zone, having a first prism and a first optical power; and a progressive prism zone, adjacent to the first prism zone, having a progressive prism that varies from the first prism to a second prism. The prismatic contact lens can further comprise a second prism zone, adjacent to the progressive prism zone, having the second prism and a second optical power. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196248

 new patent  Microscope system

A microscope system includes: an microscope provided with electronic units; a display configured to display operation information; a touch panel configured to detect a position of contact of an object from outside; a setting unit configured to set areas corresponding respectively to multiple operation functions in a detection area of the touch panel; a pressure detector configured to detect a value of a pressure applied in the position of contact; and a drive controller configured to generate, based on the position of contact that is detected by the touch panel, the number of positions of contact, a change of the position of contact over time, and the value of the pressure detected by the pressure detector, an instruction signal of an instruction to change an observation status in which the specimen is observed with the electronic unit corresponding to operation function that is set by the setting unit.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196216

 new patent  Apical conduit method and system

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing installation of optical fiber, non-fiber lines, and/or power lines in a ground surface. In various embodiments, a foldable base might be placed in a channel in a ground surface. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196205

 new patent  Silicon waveguide coupling alignment apparatus

A silicon waveguide coupling alignment apparatus includes a fine adjustment bracket, a stress releasing clamp and a silicon photonic integrated chip force sensor. A silicon photonic integrated chip is fixed on the silicon photonic integrated chip force sensor, at least a part of an optical fiber to be coupled is fixed on one end of the stress releasing clamp, the stress releasing clamp is arranged on the fine adjustment bracket, an end surface of the optical fiber to be coupled is aligned with an end surface of the silicon photonic integrated chip by adjusting a position of the fine adjustment bracket, and a cushioning mechanism is arranged within the stress releasing clamp to cushion a collision force in a direction perpendicular to the end surface of the optical fiber to be coupled. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196196

 new patent  Copackaging of asic and silicon photonics

A system and method for packing optical and electronic components. A module includes an electronic integrated circuit and a plurality of photonic integrated circuits, connected to the electronic integrated circuit by wire bonds or by wire bonds and other conductors. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196183

 new patent  Light source unit, display device including the light source unit, and manufacturing method of the display device

A light source unit includes: a light source circuit board; light sources disposed on the light source circuit board and which emit light; a wavelength converter disposed on the light sources to be spaced apart from the light sources and to partially overlap with the light sources; a first glass disposed between the light sources and the wavelength converter; and a second glass disposed on the wavelength converter and at least partially in direct contact with, and coupled to, the first glass.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196148

 new patent  Radiation detector

The present invention provides a radiation detection system for detecting x-ray and gamma rays featuring cd1-xmgxte in solid solution as a crystal semiconductor and electrical connection means. The crystal has a composition in the range of cd0.99mg0.01te to cd0.71mg0.29te and may be doped with indium or another group iii element, which may be suitable for use at room temperature as well as controlled temperatures. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196113

 new patent  Whole body non-contact electrical stimulation device with variable parameters

The present invention relates to an electromagnetic device for non-contact injection of strong modulated (0-1000 hz) electric fields with intensity of 1-2 volts per centimeter into a whole human body at the frequency band 100-500 khz. The device of the present invention is a low-pass birdcage coil resonator with a very large number of rungs, with two inductively coupled loop feeds, and with a high quality factor of 300.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196078

 new patent  Wiping-type sample sampling and feeding device, card reading apparatus, and gate machine apparatus

The present invention discloses a wiping-type sample sampling and feeding device, a card reading apparatus, and a gate machine apparatus. The wiping-type sample sampling and feeding device comprises a thermally desorbing portion for analyzing a substance; a wiping-type sampling portion for wiping the substance on a card or certificate and includes a first wheel, a second wheel and a wiping conveyor belt that travels between the first and second wheels along a first direction; and a card/certificate conveyor portion including a card carrying belt configured to convey a card or certificate along a second direction so that the card or certificate can contact with the wiping conveyor belt during conveyance of the card or certificate, thereby the wiping conveyor belt wipes a surface of the card or certificate, wherein the second direction is substantially perpendicular to the first direction.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196069

 new patent  Detection of misfolded proteins

Methods and kits are provided for amplifying and detecting misfolded proteins from samples, for example, from patients having alzheimer's disease, parkinson's disease, and the like. For example, a method for determining a presence of soluble, misfolded protein in a sample may include contacting the sample with a monomeric, folded protein to form an incubation mixture; conducting an incubation cycle two or more times effective to form an amplified portion of misfolded protein; incubating the incubation mixture effective to cause misfolding and/or aggregation of at least a portion of the monomeric, folded protein; physically disrupting the incubation mixture effective to break up at least a portion of any protein aggregate present; and determining the presence of the soluble, misfolded protein in the sample by detecting at least a portion of the soluble, misfolded protein. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196068

 new patent  Detection of misfolded amyloid beta protein

Methods and kits are provided for amplifying and detecting aβ proteins from samples, for example, from patients having alzheimer's disease. For example, a method for determining a presence of a soluble, misfolded aβ protein may include contacting the sample with a monomeric, folded aβ protein to form an incubation mixture; conducting an incubation cycle two or more times on the incubation mixture effective to form an amplified portion of misfolded aβ protein; incubating the incubation mixture effective to cause misfolding and/or aggregation of at least a portion of the monomeric, folded aβ protein; physically disrupting the incubation mixture effective to at least partly de-aggregate at least a portion of a misfolded aβ aggregate present; and determining the presence of the soluble, misfolded aβ protein in the sample by detecting at least a portion of the amplified portion of misfolded aβ protein.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196025

 new patent  Chemical sensor for heavy metal detection

A chemical sensor for heavy metal detection is provided. The chemical sensor includes an inlet, a chamber in fluid communication with the inlet, and an outlet in fluid communication with the chamber. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196021

 new patent  Ph indicator device and formulation

Disclosed herein are devices and methods for determining the ph of fluid. Example devices include a device comprising a surface configured to contact the fluid and a ph indicator covalently bound thereto, wherein the ph indicator has a first colour prior to contact with the fluid and changes colour as a function of the ph of the fluid.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196008

 new patent  Sample liquid sensor device

A specimen liquid sensor apparatus includes a specimen liquid sensor having an external terminal and a reader on which the specimen liquid sensor can be detachably attached. The reader includes a first portion, a second portion that can be displaced with respect to the first portion. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195995

 new patent  Gas sensor for detecting hydrocarbons

A gas sensor includes a housing (22) having disposed therein a membrane electrode assembly comprising a sensing electrode (14), a counter electrode (16), and a solid polymer electrolyte (12) disposed between the sensing electrode and the counter electrode. The sensing electrode comprises a first catalyst comprising noble metal nanoparticles (34). ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195990

 new patent  Gas sensors and methods of detecting gas

Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a gas sensor comprising a gas-sensing material including a metal-organic framework with fcu topology and a substrate with a pair of electrodes proximate to the gas-sensing material, wherein the gas sensor is configured to detect toxic gas. Embodiments of the present disclosure further describe a method of detecting gas comprising contacting a gas sensor including a metal-organic framework with fcu topology with a gas/vapour composition including at least one toxic gas, capturing the at least one toxic gas from the fluid composition, and measuring an electrical property to detect a presence of the at least one toxic gas.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195966

 new patent  Surface-enhanced raman scattering unit

An sers unit includes a support 10 that includes a cavity 11 provided with an opening 12, an optical functional portion 20 that is disposed in the cavity 11 to face the opening 12 and causes surface enhanced raman scattering, and a package 5 that accommodates the support 10 and is evacuated. The package 5 is in contact with at least an edge 12a of the opening 12, and is bent toward the optical functional portion 20 in a state in which the package 5 is spaced apart from the optical functional portion 20 in the opening 12.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195930

 new patent  Vertical displacement detecting device

The disclosure relates to a vertical displacement detecting device, comprising a fixed frame, a first guiding rail and a second guiding rail. The first guiding rail and the second guiding rail are respectively provided with a first sliding block and a second sliding block. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195929

 new patent  Apparatus and method for assessing plant stem strength

Apparatus and methods for determining flexural rigidity of a plant. The apparatus includes a base and support hingedly coupled thereto. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195912

 new patent  Capacitive force sensor having improved attachment

The present disclosure relates to a capacitive force sensor. The capacitive force sensor includes a planar base body, a supported membrane body, two spacers disposed spaced apart to each other, where the membrane body abuts the planar base body via the spacers, and wherein a cavity is formed between the membrane body and the planar base body to allow displacement or deflection of the membrane body under a force onto the membrane body in the area between the spacers. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195899

 new patent  Light sensor assembly

A light sensor assembly is provided including a base assembly configured to be fixedly mounted to a housing of a light fixture. The base assembly holds fixture contacts configured to be electrically connected to the light fixture. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195891

 new patent  Liquid level meter

Embodiments of methods, apparatuses, and systems for metering a level of a liquid are disclosed. One apparatus includes a float component, wherein the float component includes a sensor and a controller. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195840

 new patent  Target system

A mechanical target system is disclosed, including a frame; a target rotatably connected to the frame; a reset rotatably connected to the frame; a locking system configured to hold the target in a locked position; and an unlocking system configured to release the target from the locked position. Contacting the target can move the target from an unlocked position to the locked position. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195817

 new patent  Device for collecting a condensate

The invention relates to a device (1) for collecting a condensate, comprising a collecting receiver (2) with a base region (3), at least one lateral wall (4), and a contact surface (5) to be brought into contact with a counter piece of a condensate-forming element. The collecting receiver (2) can be placed, at least partially peripherally, with the contact surface (5) against said condensate-forming element.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195815

 new patent  Heat exchanger header tank

In a heat exchanger including a header tank which includes a header plate through which end portions of a number of flat tubes placed in parallel are inserted, and a header body fitted to the header plate, the header plate and the header body are temporarily assembled easily and accurately, and joined more accurately by brazing. The header body is formed in a gutter-like shape, and positioned with both ends thereof on an opening side in contact with both ends of a major axis on an opening end surface of each flat tube inserted into the header plate.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195810

 new patent  Fluid heat exchange systems

A fluid heat exchanger includes: a heat spreader plate including an intended heat generating component contact region; a plurality of microchannels for directing heat transfer fluid over the heat spreader plate, the plurality of microchannels each having a first end and an opposite end and each of the plurality of microchannels extending substantially parallel with each other microchannel and each of the plurality of microchannels having a continuous channel flow path between their first end and their opposite end; a fluid inlet opening for the plurality of microchannels and positioned between the microchannel first and opposite ends, a first fluid outlet opening from the plurality of microchannels at each of the microchannel first ends; and an opposite fluid outlet opening from the plurality of microchannels at each of the microchannel opposite ends, the fluid inlet opening and the first and opposite fluid outlet openings providing that any flow of heat transfer fluid that passes into the plurality of microchannels, flows along the full length of each of the plurality of microchannels in two directions outwardly from the fluid inlet opening. A method of cooling a heat generating component uses a fluid heat exchanger that splits a mass flow of coolant.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195803

 new patent  Method and arrangement for measurement of electrode paste in an electrode column of an electric arc furnace

Provided are a method and an arrangement for measurement of electrode paste in an electrode column of an electric arc furnace. The electrode column comprises a steel casing surrounding the electrode paste and said electrode column is provided with a contact shoe ring to conduct electric current to the electrode. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195792

 new patent  Refrigerator

In a refrigerator capable of suppressing dew condensation in hinged double doors without increasing a caloric value of a heater, a clearance between rotary partition body 109 and a front opening of a refrigerating compartment is thermally insulated by first fin members 206 that are disposed in door gaskets 110, that come into contact with a front surface part of a thermal-insulated box body, or a front surface of division board 303, and rotary partition body, and that includes heat insulating sheets 601 disposed in an inner part for closing a clearance, second fin members 207 that do not come into contact with rotary partition body on a front surface separated from rotary partition body between right and left hinged double doors 102, 103, and heat insulating sheets 601 disposed in first fin members 206, and a high temperature atmosphere is surrounded by second fin members 207.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195777

 new patent  Thermoelectric-based air conditioning system

Disclosed is a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system for a vehicle that operates in a heating mode, a cooling mode or a demisting mode. In some embodiments, the system includes a first circuit having first pump for circulating a first medium therein, a second circuit having a second pump for circulating a second medium therein and a thermoelectric module having a first surface in thermal contact with the first medium and a second surface in thermal contact with the second medium.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195765

 new patent  Heat implement and method for manufacturing same

An exothermic warmer (1) includes an exothermic element (11) that is covered with a first cover sheet (21) and a second cover sheet (22). The first cover sheet (21) is a sheet that is air permeable and does not substantially limit an oxidation reaction. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195740

 new patent  Moisture detecting air cap indicator for expansion tank failure

Disclosed is an expansion tank having an internal cavity separated by a flexible diaphragm to form an upper pressurized gas portion and a lower pressurized fluid portion, and an indicator positioned at an upper part of the expansion tank in communication with the contents of the upper pressurized gas portion. The indicator is configured so as to display a first color if the operating conditions arc normal in the pressurized gas portion, and a second color if the amount of moisture detected in the pressurized gas portion greater than or equal to a predetermined amount. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195708

 new patent  Led luminaire

The technical result of the invention is the creation of a moisture-proof led luminaire, with improved cooling of optical assemblies with leds and of a power source as a result of the optical assemblies with leds being fastened to a body so as to be in thermal contact therewith, and the power source being fastened in the cavity of a cover so as to be in thermal contact with the cover. The body and the cover are interconnected so that air gaps are formed therein by end caps having through ventilation openings. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195668

 new patent  High-pressure container

A high-pressure container has a body part, and a cap inserted in the body part, and the body part has a cylindrical liner, and a reinforcement layer provided on an outer circumferential surface of the liner for reinforcing the liner. The cap has a contact portion that contacts with an inner circumferential surface of the liner, a through-hole that communicates the inside of the body part with the outside, and a projecting portion that is pressed outward in radial directions of the body part, and bites into the reinforcement layer, so as to inhibit the cap from moving in the axial direction.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195667

 new patent  Lubricator pump adjuster

A lubricator pump adjuster for use with a lubricator pump having a piston housed in a pump body and a rocker connected to the piston. The lubricator pump adjuster comprises a mounting fitting attachable to the pump body and a housing disposed on the mounting fitting. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195646

 new patent  Thermoplastic composite pipe with multilayer intermediate lamina

Where the surface of the film which is brought into contact with the liner contains a moulding compound containing polymer a to an extent of at least 30% by weight, and the opposite surface of the film contains a moulding compound containing polymer b to an extent of at least 30% by weight.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195643

 new patent  Field joint transfer system

A field joint transfer system for transferring a hot field joint along a curved path between a tensioner and a stinger during deployment of a pipeline from a pipelay vessel. The system comprises a plurality of adjustable pipe support units defining a curved path between the tensioner and the stinger, wherein one or more of the pipe support units can be moved out of engagement with the pipeline to allow the hot field-joint to pass the respective pipe support unit without contact, while maintaining support for the pipeline along the curved path. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195635

 new patent  Electromagnetic valve

An electromagnetic valve includes a valve compartment inside an end tubular portion of a housing, a valve element provided in the valve compartment and movable to open or close a valve port, a guide member slidably supporting the valve element, a shaft contacting an end of the valve element to move the valve element, and a pressure release passage through which an inner compartment of the valve element communicates with the valve port in a closed state of the valve element.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195632

 new patent  Valve capable of preventing vortex and core used therefor

Disclosed are a valve capable of preventing a vortex and a core used therefor. The plastic valve comprises: a body made of plastic; a core formed inside the body; and an opening/closing portion. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195614

 new patent  Face seal

Face seals of the rotors of main circulation pump units for separation of media or pressure drop used in nuclear power plants. A multistage face seal design is proposed, which comprises mounted in series work stages and end stage, each of which includes a rotor element located on the shaft and a spring-assisted axially movable stator element contacting it, sealed relatively to the casing with an o-ring, at the same time the cavities of high and low pressure of work stages are connected in series with restricted openings made in the stator element, which is designed to fulfill the functions of an axially movable step-like piston sealed relatively to the casing.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195597

 new patent  Differential for automobile

A differential for an automobile according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a housing in which a pinion gear and a plurality of side gears are disposed and is provided with a flange portion in which a coupling hole is formed at an outer side thereof; and a bush which has an insertion portion which is inserted into the coupling hole and is provided with a thread at an inner surface thereof so as to be coupled with a coupling member. Since the coupling member is not directly coupled to the housing but is coupled to the bush which is connected to the housing, the direct contact friction between the housing and the coupling member which are made of different materials can be avoided and thus the damage of the coupling section can be prevented.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195592

 new patent  Automatic torque regulating system with enlarging function

An automatic torque regulating system includes a base, a plurality of positioning rods mounted on the base, a first disk mounted on the positioning rods, a second disk moved with the first disk, a hollow bushing sandwiched between the first disk and the second disk and pivotally connected a force input shaft and a force output shaft, a plurality of cams moved in concert with the first disk and the second disk and pressing a conic face of the force output shaft. Thus, when the first disk and the second disk are moved, the cams are moved axially relative to the force output shaft to change different contact points between the cams and the conic face of the force output shaft so as to regulate the torque automatically.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195591

 new patent  Screw apparatus

A screw apparatus with a seal ring is provided which has a reduced number of components and is easy to be assembled. The screw apparatus includes a screw shaft, a nut that includes a through-hole penetrated by the screw shaft and threadedly engages with the screw shaft via a rolling element, seal rings that include holes fitting the shape of a cross-section of the screw shaft, the cross-section being perpendicular to an axis thereof, and prevent the entry of dust into the inside of the nut, and/or prevent the leaking of lubricant in the nut, and a cap attached to the nut, the cap including protrusions fitted into indentations of the seal rings to effect positioning of the seal rings in a circumferential direction, the cap including a step in contact with the seal rings to effect positioning of the seal rings in an axial direction.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195577

 new patent  Damper device

A damper device includes a first rotary element, a second rotary element, and a third rotary element being each rotatable about a rotary center, a first elastic member elastically expanding and contracting in response to a relative rotation of the first rotary element and the second rotary element, a first stopper being provided at the first rotary element and the second rotary element, the first stopper restricting the relative rotation of the first rotary element and the second rotary element by a contact thereof, a second elastic member elastically expanding and contracting in response to a relative rotation of the second rotary element and the third rotary element, and a second stopper being provided at the first rotary element and the third rotary element, the second stopper restricting the relative rotation of the first rotary element and the third rotary element by a contact thereof.. . ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195568

 new patent  Disc brake

A disk brake includes a caliper, an inner pad and an outer pad that press a disk, a piston pressing the inner pad, and a claw portion pressing the outer pad. The inner pad includes a first surface that contacts the disk when the inner pad presses the disk and a second surface opposite to the first surface. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195561

 new patent  Frictional shifting element for a vehicle transmission

A frictional shift element for a transmission of a vehicle, including a first friction element and a second friction element, wherein one friction element of the first and second friction elements has an approximately annular friction surface, and the other friction element of the first and second friction elements has an approximately annular base body and a plurality of friction surface elements distributed over a periphery of the approximately annular base body. The friction surface and the plurality of friction surface elements are brought into contact with each other in an overlap area for transmitting torque, wherein the friction surface elements protrude radially into the overlap area. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195560

 new patent  Clutch, drive transmission device and image forming apparatus

A clutch includes a rotatable inputting member, a rotatable outputting member, a stationary member, and a contact member. The outputting member includes an output contact portion. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195553

 new patent  Angular contact roller bearing and method and device for the assembly thereof

The outer shell surface of the inner bearing ring and the inner shell surface of the outer bearing ring are, in each case outside the raceways, of cylindrical form so as to run coaxially with respect to the bearing axis of rotation (al) at least in sections, and the raceways of the two bearing rings are each formed in conical fashion into the shell surfaces. The rims which are thus formed and which delimit the raceways in each case on one side are thus each formed integrally with the bearing rings.. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195552

 new patent  Wheel bearing for a motor vehicle

A wheel bearing for a motor vehicle is provided with an outer ring, an inner ring arranged at least partially inside the outer ring, and with a longitudinal axis extending in the axial direction of the outer ring and of the inner ring from a vehicle inner side to a vehicle outer side. The inner ring is provided with a flange section on its end facing the vehicle inner side having a first section at the point that is farthest from axial center of the outer ring, and with a second section which forms a contact surface for attaching a brake disk. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195551

 new patent  Bearing assembly with surface layer

A bearing assembly is disclosed that includes a first component with a first bearing surface, and a second component with a second bearing surface. A fluid is disposed between the first bearing surface and the second bearing surface supporting the first bearing surface and the second bearing surface in a non-contact rotational relationship. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195538

 new patent  Energy-saving hydraulic system

An energy-saving hydraulic system includes an exerting hydraulic device, a buffering receptacle arranged at one side of the exerting hydraulic device, an impetus hydraulic device connecting to the exerting hydraulic device, and a recovering hydraulic device. The exerting hydraulic device has a loading receptacle selectively disposed at a first high position and a first low position. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195531

 new patent  Vibration damper structure and fan thereof

A vibration damper structure and a fan thereof. The vibration damper structure includes a support body, a fixing seat and an elastic member. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195530

 new patent  Vibration damper structure and series fan thereof

A vibration damper structure and a series fan thereof. The vibration damper structure includes a first support body, a second support body and an elastic member. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195511

 new patent  Fluid compressor

A fluid compressor includes a housing, a compression chamber, and a shaft including two vanes that each extend from the shaft to contact an inner surface of the compression chamber. The shaft, vanes, and inner surface of the compression chamber define at least two suction pockets and at least two discharge compression pockets arranged around a perimeter of the shaft. ... Incontact Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195421

 new patent  Variable valve mechanism of internal combustion engine

In a variable valve mechanism, during switching from a disconnected state to a connected state, the switch arm being displaced in a return direction comes in sliding contact with a pin end surface of the switch pin, and presses the pin end surface toward the disconnected position to push back the switch pin. At a sliding contact start time, the switch arm sliding contacts a portion of the pin end surface on a return direction side with respect to an idle-swing-side edge. ... Incontact Inc








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