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Back-contact thin film semiconductor device structures and methods for their production

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Systems and methods taught herein provide thin film semiconductor devices such as thin film photovoltaic devices having via holes that enable electrical connection with a bottom surface of a topside contact of the thin film semiconductor device via the back side of the device (e.g., during mounting of the device). In some embodiments, the via holes are electrically insulated.. ... Incontact Inc

Chalcogen back surface field layer

Kesterite photovoltaic devices having a back surface field layer are provided. In one aspect, a method of forming a photovoltaic device includes: forming a complete photovoltaic device having a substrate, an electrically conductive layer on the substrate, an absorber layer on the electrically conductive layer, a buffer layer on the absorber layer, and a transparent front contact on the buffer layer; removing the substrate and the electrically conductive layer from the complete photovoltaic device to expose a backside surface of the absorber layer; forming a passivating layer on the backside surface of the absorber layer; and forming a high work function back contact on the passivating layer. ... Incontact Inc

Back contact solar cell substrate, method of manufacturing the same and back contact solar cell

A back contact solar cell substrate, a method of manufacturing the same and a back contact solar cell including the same are provided. The back contact solar cell substrate includes: a silicon chip, a light-receiving grid line disposed on a light-receiving surface of the silicon chip, a side connecting element disposed on a side surface of the silicon chip and insulated from the silicon chip; a positive electrode disposed on a backlight surface of the silicon chip; a negative electrode disposed on and insulated from the backlight surface of the silicon chip, and electrically connected to the light-receiving grid line through the side connecting element; and a back surface field disposed between the positive electrode and the backlight surface of the silicon chip, and electrically connected with the positive electrode.. ... Incontact Inc

Photoelectric conversion device and method for manufacturing same

A photoelectric conversion device includes, on one principal surface of a semiconductor substrate, a first conductivity-type region, a second conductivity-type region, and a boundary region which is in contact with each of the first conductivity-type region and the second conductivity-type region to separate these two regions. A first conductivity-type semiconductor layer is disposed over the entire first conductivity-type region and extending over the boundary region. ... Incontact Inc

Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same

In a semiconductor device including a transistor including a gate electrode formed over a substrate, a gate insulating film covering the gate electrode, a multilayer film overlapping with the gate electrode with the gate insulating film provided therebetween, and a pair of electrodes in contact with the multilayer film, a first oxide insulating film covering the transistor, and a second oxide insulating film formed over the first oxide insulating film, the multilayer film includes an oxide semiconductor film and an oxide film containing in or ga, the oxide semiconductor film has an amorphous structure or a microcrystalline structure, the first oxide insulating film is an oxide insulating film through which oxygen is permeated, and the second oxide insulating film is an oxide insulating film containing more oxygen than that in the stoichiometric composition.. . ... Incontact Inc

Method and structure of improving contact resistance for passive and long channel devices

A semiconductor device includes a gate arranged on a substrate; a source/drain formed on the substrate adjacent to the gate; a source/drain contact extending from the source/drain and through an interlayer dielectric (ild) over the source/drain, a portion of the source/drain positioned adjacent to the source/drain contact; and a silicide positioned along a sidewall of the source/drain contact between the portion of the source/drain and the source/drain contact, and along an endwall of the source/drain contact between the source/drain contact and the substrate.. . ... Incontact Inc

Vertical transistor having dual work function materials and method for fabricating thereof

A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a semiconductor column vertically disposed on the substrate, a first contact material layer on the substrate and in contact with a lower portion of the semiconductor column, a first insulating material layer on the first contact material layer and having an upper surface lower than an upper surface of the semiconductor column, a gate dielectric material layer on the first insulating material layer and on a portion of sidewalls of the semiconductor column while exposing an upper portion of the semiconductor column, and a gate stack structure on the gate dielectric material layer and surrounding a portion of the gate dielectric material layer on the sidewalls of the semiconductor column. The gate stack structure includes from inside to outside a p-type work function layer, an n-type work function layer, and a gate.. ... Incontact Inc

Silicon carbide semiconductor device and method of manufacturing silicon carbide semiconductor device

A trench gate structure vertical mosfet includes a silicon carbide substrate of a first conductivity type, a first semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type, a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type, first semiconductor regions of the first conductivity type, a trench, a gate electrode, an interlayer insulating film, a barrier layer, a contact electrode, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The barrier layer includes a layer made of tin, and the thickness of the tin layer is 10 to 80 nm. ... Incontact Inc

3d semiconductor device

A 3d semiconductor device, the device including: a first level including a plurality of first single crystal transistors, contacts, and a first metal layer, where a portion of the first single crystal transistors are interconnected, where the interconnected includes the first metal layer and the contacts, and where the portion of the first single crystal transistors are interconnected forms memory control circuits; a second level overlaying the first level, the second level including a plurality of second transistors; a third level overlaying the second level, the third level including a plurality of third transistors; a fourth level overlaying the third level, the fourth level including a plurality of fourth transistors; and a second metal layer overlaying the fourth level, where the plurality of second transistors are aligned to the plurality of first transistors with a less than 40 nm alignment error.. . ... Incontact Inc

Low resistance contact structures for trench structures

An electrical device including at least one contact surface and an interlevel dielectric layer present atop the electrical device, wherein the interlevel dielectric layer includes at least one trench to the at least one contact surface of the electrical device. A conformal titanium liner is present on the sidewalls of the trench and is in direct contact with the at least one contact surface. ... Incontact Inc

Fabricating raised source drain contacts of a cmos structure

The invention relates to a method for forming a field effect transistor. The method comprises providing a substrate with a channel layer, forming a gate stack structure on the channel layer, forming first sidewall spacers, forming a raised source and a raised drain on the channel layer and forming second sidewall spacers above the raised source and the raised drain. ... Incontact Inc

Semiconductor device and fabrication method thereof

Semiconductor device and fabrication method are provided. The method includes: providing a base substrate; forming gate structures on the base substrate; forming source/drain doped regions in the base substrate on sides of each gate structure, where the source/drain doped regions have recessed top surfaces and are doped with source/drain ions; and doping into the recessed top surfaces of the source/drain doped regions with contact ions to form contact doped regions in top portions of the source/drain doped regions, where the contact ions have a conductivity type same as the source/drain ions.. ... Incontact Inc

Polarization-doped enhancement mode hemt

The present invention belongs to the field of semiconductor technology and relates to a polarization-doped enhancement mode hemt device. The technical solution of the present invention grows the first barrier layer and the second barrier layer that contain gradient al composition sequentially on the buffer layer. ... Incontact Inc

Field-effect semiconductor device and a manufacturing method therefor

A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body having first and second opposite sides, a drift region, a body layer at the second side, and a field-stop region in ohmic connection with the body layer. A source metallization at the second side is in ohmic connection with the body layer. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294326

Organic light-emitting diode display having multi-mode cavity structure

A method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting diode (oled) display includes forming a thin film transistor and a first storage capacitor electrode, forming a second storage capacitor electrode overlapping the first storage capacitor electrode with a passivation layer covering the first storage capacitor electrode, the passivation layer being interposed between the second storage capacitor electrode and the first storage capacitor electrode, sequentially forming a first anode electrode and an insulating layer to overlap the second storage capacitor electrode on an overcoat layer covering the second storage capacitor, forming a pixel contact hole exposing a drain electrode of the thin film transistor through the overcoat layer and the passivation layer, and forming a second anode electrode coming in contact with the drain electrode and the first anode electrode and overlapping the first anode electrode with the insulating layer interposed between the second anode electrode and the first anode electrode.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294319

Woled display device

The invention provides a woled display device, comprising: a substrate, and a woled device disposed on the substrate; the substrate comprising a plurality of pixel areas, arranged in an array; the woled device comprising: an anode layer, a hole injection layer (hil) disposed on the anode layer, and a plurality of light-emitting layers (eml), wherein a charge generation layer (cgl) being disposed between two adjacent eml layers, and the hil layer contacting the anode layer; the hil layer and/or at least a cgl layer being disposed correspondingly to the plurality of pixel areas, and broken off above banks between the two adjacent pixel areas; the present invention improves the physical structure of the woled display device so that the hil layer and cgl layer have no lateral conduction characteristics for reduced pixel distance and higher driving voltage, leading to effective avoidance of light leakage.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294317

Nanostructures for color-by-white oled devices

The present disclosure describes nanostructured light extraction color filter laminates, and articles and methods of using nanostructured light extraction color filter laminates for the fabrication of an oled including a nanostructure, using lamination techniques. Nanostructured oled devices can exhibit enhanced light extraction efficiency. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294312

Three dimensional memory array

The present disclosure includes three dimensional memory arrays, and methods of processing the same. A number of embodiments include a plurality of conductive lines separated from one other by an insulation material, a plurality of conductive extensions arranged to extend substantially perpendicular to the plurality of conductive lines, and a storage element material formed around each respective one of the plurality of conductive extensions and having two different contacts with each respective one of the plurality of conductive lines, wherein the two different contacts with each respective one of the plurality of conductive lines are at two different ends of that respective conductive line.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294310

Image sensor and method of fabricating the same

An image sensor may include: a trench formed in a substrate; an impurity region formed in the substrate to be in contact with the trench; and a re-crystallization layer formed in the substrate to be in contact with bottom and side surfaces of the trench and a surface of the substrate. The re-crystallization layer may contain one or more kinds of elements different from an element constituting the substrate.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294309

Infrared detector devices and focal plane arrays having a transparent common ground structure and methods of fabricating the same

Focal plane arrays and infrared detector device having a transparent common ground structure and methods of their fabrication are disclosed. In one embodiment, a front-side illuminated infrared detector device includes a contact layer and a detector structure adjacent to the contact layer. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294301

Infrared detector devices and focal plane arrays having a transparent common ground structure and methods of fabricating the same

Focal plane arrays and infrared detector device having a transparent common ground structure and methods of their fabrication are disclosed. In one embodiment, a front-side illuminated infrared detector device includes a contact layer and a detector structure adjacent to the contact layer. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294273

Memory device and method for fabricating the same

A memory device includes a semiconductor substrate, a first conductive layer, a plurality of second conductive layers, a plurality insulating layers, at least one contact plug and at least one dummy plug. The first conductive layer is disposed on the semiconductor substrate. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294270

Vertical stack memory device

A vertical stack memory device includes a doped semiconductor substrate having a common source to which a source power is applied and a low band gap layer that is spaced apart from the common source, and the low band gap comprising low band gap materials. A stack gate structure has gate electrodes and insulation interlayer patterns that are alternately and vertically stacked on the substrate in a first direction. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294269

Semiconductor structure with contact plug and method of fabricating the same

A semiconductor structure having a contact plug includes a substrate. A memory cell region and a peripheral circuit region are defined on the substrate. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294267

Self aligned buried power rail

The present disclosure relates to semiconductor structures and, more particularly, to self-aligned buried power rail structures and methods of manufacture. The method includes: forming at least one fin structure of a first dimension in a substrate; forming at least one fin structure of a second dimension in the substrate; removing at least a portion of the at least one fin structure of the second dimension to form a trench; filling the trench with conductive metal to form a buried power rail structure within the trench; and forming a contact to the buried power rail structure.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294263

Air gap spacer for metal gates

A method of forming a semiconductor device that includes forming a trench adjacent to a gate structure to expose a contact surface of one of a source region and a drain region. A sacrificial spacer may be formed on a sidewall of the trench and on a sidewall of the gate structure. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294262

Finfet device

A semiconductor device includes an active region having a doped region, a first contact member on the doped region, gate structures including a first gate structure having a first gate and a second gate structure having a second gate, the first and second gate structures being adjacent to each other and on opposite sides of the first contact member, an interlayer dielectric layer on the active region and surrounding the first and second gate structures, and the first contact member, a first insulator layer on a portion of the interlayer dielectric layer, a first contact on an upper surface of the first gate and a second contact on an upper surface of the second gate, and a second insulator layer surrounding the first and second contacts each having an upper surface lower than an upper surface of the second insulator layer.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294258

Semiconductor device, semiconductor device manufacturing method, and power conversion apparatus

An rc-igbt includes a first electrode disposed on a first main surface of a semiconductor substrate over a transistor region and a diode region. The semiconductor substrate includes a mos gate structure on a first main surface side in the transistor region. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294249

Semiconductor device assemblies with molded support substrates

Semiconductor device assemblies with molded support substrates and associated methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a semiconductor device assembly includes a support substrate formed from a molded material, a first semiconductor die at least partially embedded within the support substrate, a plurality of interconnects extending at least partially through the molded material, a second semiconductor die coupled to the support substrate, and a third semiconductor die coupled to the support substrate. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294248

Method of batch transferring micro semiconductor structures

A method of batch transferring micro semiconductor structures is provided for effectively and efficiently picking up a batch of or a large amount of micro structures and transferring them to a target substrate, so it can be widely applied in transferring a lot of various micro semiconductor structures. The method includes steps of: attaching an adhesive material to a plurality of array-type micro semiconductor structures; and providing a roll-to-attach mechanism for alternately processing linear contacts between the array-type micro semiconductor structures and a target substrate. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294247

Semiconductor device package and method for manufacturing the same

A surface mount structure includes a substrate, a sensor, an electrical contact and a package body. The substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294238

Terahertz detector comprised of p-n junction diode

A method of forming a semiconductor detector including: forming a p-n junction diode in an active device layer of a silicon-on-insulator (soi) substrate, the active device layer being formed on an insulator layer of the soi substrate; forming a first opening through the insulator layer to access a backside of a first doped region of the diode, the first doped region underlying a second doped region of the diode; forming a back contact on a back surface of the first doped region and electrically connecting with the first doped region; forming a conductive interconnect layer on an upper surface of the soi substrate, the interconnect layer including a first top contact providing electrical connection with the second doped region; and forming an electrode in the first opening on the backside of the detector structure, the electrode providing electrical connection with the back contact of the diode.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294231

Semiconductor device and fabrication method thereof

Semiconductor device and fabrication method are provided. The method includes: providing a base substrate with a bottom metallic layer in the base substrate and a dielectric layer on the base substrate; forming interconnect openings through the dielectric layer and exposing the bottom metallic layer, where each interconnect openings includes a contacting hole and a groove on the contacting hole; forming a first conducting layer in the contacting hole, where the first conducting layer is made of a material having a first conductivity along a direction from the bottom metallic layer to a top surface of the first conducting layer; and after forming the first conducting layer, forming a second conducting layer in the groove, where the second conducting layer is made of a material having a second conductivity along a direction parallel to the top surface of the base substrate and the first conductivity is greater than the second conductivity.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294225

Three-dimensional semiconductor memory device and method of fabricating the same

Provided are a three-dimensional semiconductor memory device and a method of fabricating the same. The device may include a substrate a substrate including a peripheral circuit region and a cell array region, an electrode structure including a plurality of electrodes vertically stacked on the cell array region of the substrate, a peripheral logic circuit provided on the peripheral circuit region of the substrate, the peripheral logic circuit including a first impurity region doped with first impurities, a peripheral contact plug connected to the first impurity region, and a second impurity region between the first impurity region and the peripheral contact plug, the second impurity region being including second impurities different from the first impurities. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294224

Edge structure for multiple layers of devices, and method for fabricating the same

An edge structure for multiple layers of devices including stacked multiple unit layers includes first and second stair structures. The first stair structure is at a first direction of the devices where device contacts are formed, including first edge portions of the unit layers at the first direction, of which the borders gradually retreat with increase of level height. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294219

Integrated circuit having heterogeneous contacts and semiconductor device including the integrated circuit

Provided is an integrated circuit which includes: a plurality of conductive lines extending in a first horizontal direction on a plane separate from a gate line, and including first and second conductive lines; a source/drain contact having a bottom surface connected to a source/drain region, and including a lower source/drain contact and an upper source/drain contact which are connected to each other in a vertical direction; and a gate contact having a bottom surface connected to the gate line, and extending in the vertical direction, in which the upper source/drain contact is placed below the first conductive line, and the gate contact is placed below the second conductive line. A top surface of the lower source/drain contact may be larger than a bottom surface of the upper source/drain contact.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294218

Package structure

A package structure includes a lead frame, an insulator, a plurality of conductive vias, a patterned metal layer, and a chip. The lead frame includes a plurality of contacts. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294207

Heat spreader and thermal module applying the heat spreader thereof

A heat spreader includes a first metal cover, a second metal cover, a receiving cavity, a heat conducting block, and working fluid. The receiving cavity is formed between the first metal cover and the second metal cover, the working fluid is filled in the receiving cavity. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294193

Fabricating contacts of a cmos structure

The invention relates to a method comprising providing a substrate with a channel layer, forming a gate stack structure on the channel layer and forming a raised source and a raised drain on the channel layer. The method further comprises depositing in a non-conformal way an oxide layer above the gate stack structure, the raised source and the raised drain. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294186

Semiconductor package having exposed redistribution layer features and related methods of packaging and testing

A method of packaging a semiconductor device having a bond pad on a surface thereof includes forming a redistribution material electrically coupled to the bond pad, forming a dielectric material over the redistribution material, and removing a first portion of the dielectric material to expose a first portion of the redistribution material. Semiconductor packages may include a redistribution layer having a first portion adjacent and coupled to a first contact of the package, a second portion exposed by a first opening in a dielectric material, and a redistribution line electrically coupled to a first bond pad, the first portion, and the second portion. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294184

Low-resistance contact plugs and method forming same

A method includes forming a first and a second contact opening to reveal a first and a second source/drain region, respectively, forming a mask layer having a first and a second portion in the first and the second contact openings, respectively, forming a first and a second sacrificial ild in the first and the second contact openings, respectively, removing the first sacrificial ild from the first contact opening, filling a filler in the first contact opening, and etching the second sacrificial ild. The filler protects the first portion of the mask layer from being etched. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294176

Movable structure and film forming apparatus

A movable structure includes a processing chamber configured to perform processing under a vacuum environment; a fixed portion disposed in the processing chamber; a movable portion that is movable with respect to the fixed portion; a transmission/reception module provided at the fixed portion and having a hermetically sealed structure; and a sensor module provided at the movable portion and having a hermetically sealed structure. The transmission/reception module and the sensor module perform transmission and reception of signals in a non-contact manner.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294171

Substrate cleaning apparatus, substrate cleaning method, and control method of substrate cleaning apparatus

Various examples regarding substrate cleaning apparatus and methods, and related apparatus and method are disclosed. According to one embodiment, provided is a substrate cleaning apparatus including: a substrate holding and rotating module; an elongated cleaning member configured to come into contact with the substrate while the substrate is held and rotated by the substrate holding and rotating module; and a first nozzle and a second nozzle, both of which are arranged on an identical side with respect to a longitudinal direction of the cleaning member, wherein the first nozzle is operably adjusted to supply liquid more forcefully than liquid from the second nozzle, and the first nozzle is arranged so that the liquid from the first nozzle is reached to a first area located closer to the first nozzle than the cleaning member in the substrate.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294164

Method of manufacturing electronic component

The yield of a product is improved when a substrate held by a conveyance carrier is subjected to a plasma treatment. A method of manufacturing an electronic component includes preparing a substrate which is bonded to a holding sheet of a conveyance carrier, the conveyance carrier including the holding sheet and a frame disposed on an outer peripheral portion of the holding sheet, the substrate having a circuit layer; heating the holding sheet after preparing the substrate; cooling the holding sheet after heating the holding sheet; and plasma etching the substrate to singulate the substrate into the electronic component in a state that the substrate is placed above a stage included in a plasma treatment apparatus and the substrate is in contact with the stage via the holding sheet.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294161

Vertical transistor having a silicided bottom and method for fabricating thereof

A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes providing a substrate structure including a substrate and a semiconductor column vertically protruding from the substrate, sequentially forming a first protective layer and a second protective layer on the substrate;, etching a portion of the second protective layer to expose a portion of the first protective layer on the substrate and a portion of the first protective layer on an upper surface of the semiconductor column, removing the exposed portion of the first protective layer on the substrate to expose a lower portion of the semiconductor column, removing a remaining portion of the second protective layer, and forming a first contact material layer on the substrate and in contact with the lower portion of the semiconductor column. The first contact material layer in contact with the lower portion of the semiconductor column does not increase the source series resistance.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294125

Fuse device

A fuse device includes a fuse element and a cooling member, wherein the fuse element includes a low thermal conductivity portion having a relatively low thermal conductivity in which an interrupting portion that is blown out by heat is separated from the cooling member, and a high thermal conductivity portion having a relatively high thermal conductivity, provided in a portion other than the interrupting portion, and in contact with or close to the cooling member.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294123

Electrical system and electrical switching apparatus therefor

An electrical switching apparatus is for an electrical system. The electrical system has an enclosure and an electrical apparatus coupled to the enclosure. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294122

Movable contact assembly for circuit breaker

According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a movable contact assembly for a circuit breaker, which includes a fixed contact, a connector formed to protrude from one side of a terminal connected to a load or a power source, a plurality of movable contacts pivotably installed at the connector through a connector pin and configured to be contactable to or separable from the fixed contact, a side holder pivotably installed at the connector through the connector pin, a catch pivotably installed at the connector, supported on the side holder, and configured to restrict a rebound phenomenon of the plurality of movable contacts when current limiting interruption occurs, and a pressurizing protrusion formed at a lower portion of each of the plurality of movable contacts and configured to push the catch when the current limiting interruption occurs.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294121

Electromagnetic relay

An electromagnetic relay includes a fixed contact; a movable contact movable between a first position at which the movable contact contacts the fixed contact to form a closed state, and a second position at which the movable contact does not contact the fixed contact to form a opened state; an electromagnet that includes a coil, a magnetic core, and a yoke coupled to the magnetic core, and generates magnetic field; and an actuator that includes a pair of armatures, and a permanent magnet sandwiched by the pair of armatures, and moves the movable contact by the magnetic field generated by the electromagnet, wherein a magnetic circuit formed by the magnetic core, the yoke and the pair of armatures is closed at the opened state, and is opened at the closed state.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294118

Switch device, electronic component, and battery system

A switch device capable of safely opening or short-circuiting an electrical circuit in response to an abnormality such as wetting with water or liquid leaking from a battery is provided. The device includes first and second conductors connected to an external circuit, and a reaction part including an insulating material which changes state on contact with a liquid, the first and second conductors being electrically connected or disconnected by the insulating material changing state on contact with the liquid.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294116

Gas-insulated circuit breaker and a method for breaking an electrical connection

A gas-insulated circuit breaker is disclosed that includes a housing defining a gas volume for a dielectric gas; a nominal contact system and an interruption contact system with a pin and a tulip that they are electrically connectable to and disconnectable from one another along an axis. The circuit breaker includes a guiding assembly including a guide sleeve and a guiding member that is coupled to the pin; and a gas damping assembly configured to damp a breaking movement of the pin by compressing the dielectric gas in an absorber volume. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294115

Vacuum interrupter and driving method therefor

The present invention relates to a vacuum interrupter for a circuit breaker capable of forming and releasing a short circuit by moving two movable electrodes in forward/backward directions, and a driving method therefor. The vacuum interrupter according to the present invention includes: a housing with a vacuum state therein; and first and second movable electrodes partially accommodated within the housing, and attached to first and second movable contacts at respective ends thereof, wherein the first and second movable electrodes are capable of moving in forward/backward directions, and the first and second movable contacts contact each other and separate from each other by the movement in forward/backward directions of the first and second electrodes.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294108

Nanoelectromechanical devices with metal-to-metal contacts

Nanoelectromechanical systems (nems) devices/switches and methods for implementing and fabricating the same with conducting contacts are provided. A nanoelectromechanical system (nems) switch can include a substrate; a source cantilever formed over the substrate and configured to move relative to the substrate; a drain electrode and at least one gate electrode formed over the substrate; wherein the source cantilever, drain and gate electrodes comprises a metal layer affixed to a support layer, at least a portion of the metal layer at the contact area extending past the support layer; and an interlayer sandwiched between the support layer and substrate.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294088

Coil component manufacturing method, coil component, and dc-to-dc converter

A coil component manufacturing method includes embedding coils in a flat plate-shaped element body defined by a molded body including magnetic particles such that the coils are in a matrix and winding axes of the coils extend in a thickness direction of the element body, one end portion of each of the coils is exposed to one main surface of the element body, and the other end portion of each of the coils is exposed to the other main surface of the element body, forming electrode films defining input/output terminals on both main surfaces of the element body so as to make contact with one of the end portions of each of the coils, and performing segmentation into individual coil components by cutting the element body at location between the coils adjacent to each other in the thickness direction.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294084

Dust core

A dust core includes a metal magnetic material, a resin, and an insulation film. The insulation film contacts with a surface of the metal magnetic material and covers the metal magnetic material. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294070

Atmospheric plasma treatment of reinforcement cords and use in rubber articles

The present invention is directed to a method of making a cord-reinforced rubber article, comprising the steps of a) mixing a carrier gas, a sulfur-containing compound and an alkyne, to form a gas mixture; b) generating an atmospheric pressure plasma from the gas mixture; c) exposing a reinforcement cord to the atmospheric pressure plasma to produce a coated reinforcement cord; and d) contacting the coated reinforcement cord with a rubber composition comprising a diene based elastomer.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294069

Atmospheric plasma treatment of reinforcement cords and use in rubber articles

D) contacting the coated reinforcement cord with a rubber composition comprising a diene based elastomer.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294058

Monitoring an individual's condition based on models generated from e-textile based clothing

Systems and methods for monitoring an individual's condition based on model generated from e-textile based clothing are described. A computer-implemented a method includes: obtaining, by a computer device, sensor data from an e-textile garment worn by a user; generating, by the computer device, a wireframe model of the user based on the sensor data; determining, by the computer device, a user activity; determining, by the computer device, a user condition based on the user activity and a the wireframe model; and automatically contacting, by the computer device, an assistance provider system based on determining the user condition warrants assistance.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180294009

Optical disk drive guide

A method and apparatus is provided to enable loading and/or unloading of a storage drive. The body has a first end, a second end, and a path extending from the first end to the second end. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180293828

Handheld transmitter and motor vehicle

A handheld transmitter includes a housing having at least one key a key cover and a switch that can be actuated by the key. The switch is located inside the housing, wherein a flexible membrane is arranged between the key cover and switch. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180293669

System and method of collecting and providing service provider records

A method may comprise storing a first service provider record associated with a first project located at a first geographic location, receiving a request for project identifiers located within a section of a geographic area, providing a subset of the first set of the one or more project identifiers to be displayed on a second map the first user device, receiving a selected project of the project identifiers, providing a project page indicating categorical identifiers associated with the first project indicating at least some work performed, a link to at least one service professional's profile page, an opinion review and an insight review, receiving a selection of the link to the at least one service professional's profile page, and providing, a profile page of the at least one service professional, the profile page including contact information of the at least one service professional.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180293668

Dynamic computing system, method and process

The system provides a method and process to automatically create a custom gamified social net platform using different modular features. The social networking platform created will be able to run natively on multiple operating systems. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180293422

Optical fingerprint module

An optical fingerprint module, including: an optical fingerprint sensor; a point backlight source; the optical fingerprint sensor includes and only includes a non-opaque substrate; the first surface of the non-opaque substrate being directly used for fingerprinting contact; the second surface of the non-opaque substrate includes a device layer; the device layer includes a pixel area; the pixel area includes a plurality of pixels; each of the pixels includes a non-opaque area and a light-blocking area; and the light-blocking area includes a photosensitive device formed therein; the non-opaque area allows light to pass through the pixel area of the device layer; the point backlight source is disposed below the pixel area, and an angle between the light emitted from the point backlight source and the first surface of the non-opaque substrate is acute. The structure of the optical fingerprint module is simplified and the performance is improved.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180293359

Monitoring an individual's condition based on models generated from e-textile based clothing

Systems and methods for monitoring an individual's condition based on model generated from e-textile based clothing are described. A computer-implemented a method includes: obtaining, by a computer device, sensor data from an e-textile garment worn by a user; generating, by the computer device, a wireframe model of the user based on the sensor data; determining, by the computer device, a user activity; determining, by the computer device, a user condition based on the user activity and a the wireframe model; and automatically contacting, by the computer device, an assistance provider system based on determining the user condition warrants assistance.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180293345

Techniques for optimizing dual track routing

The subject technology provides a method and apparatus for performing dual track routing. A pair of signal traces is routed in between two rows of contacts and at least one of the signal traces is modified to satisfy a routing restriction. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180293340

Information processor

An information processor performs simulation processing based on information on a workpiece and a machining program and specifies an air-cut path, which is a tool path in which the tool is not in contact with the workpiece, for each of blocks included in the machining program, based on the result of the simulation processing. Moreover, the apparatus calculates a time required for a movement in the air-cut path for each block and changes the display mode of the block on a screen based on the calculated time.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180293333

Method of manufacturing prosthetic socket interface

A method and system for fitting a compression stabilized prosthetic socket for a patient having an amputated limb and a remaining portion that includes a first socket portion for contacting a patient's remaining portion of a limb, and a second socket portion for attachment of a prosthetic device. The first socket portion has compression portions having a radius for compressing portions of the patient's remaining portion of a limb, and relief portions receiving any portions of the patient's remaining limb which bulge upon the compression applied by the compression portions. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292950

Projection type image display device, manipulation detection device and projection type image display method

A projection type image display device correctly detects the position of contact of an electronic pen and a finger on a manipulation surface without the provision of a touch sensor. Light containing an image is projected, illuminating light that is different from the light containing the image is projected onto a manipulation surface which at least partially overlaps an image projection surface onto which the light has been projected, and an image of the manipulation surface is captured. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292947

Detection device and apparatus

A detection device includes an optical detector and a controller. The optical detector includes a protrusion including light-emitting portions and light-receiving portions, and detects a position of an object of interest to be detected by receiving, with use of one or more of the light-receiving portions, reflected light that occurs when light emitted from one or more of the light-emitting portions is reflected by the object of interest to be detected. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292870

Computer cooling assembly

A computer cooling assembly for a computer of a vehicle, such as an autonomous driving vehicle, includes a shell that defines an interior space. The shell is configured to house the computer. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292840

Control system for work machine, work machine, management system for work machine, and management method for work machine

A control system includes: a position detector detecting a position of a work machine; a non-contact sensor detecting, in non-contact manner, an object beside a travel route; a map data generator generating management map data based on detection data obtained by the position detector and detection data obtained by the non-contact sensor; a first storage storing divided map data pieces; a second storage different from the first storage; an update unit determining specific map data from among the plurality of divided map data pieces stored in the first storage based on detection data of the position detector, and cause the second storage to read the specific map data; and a position calculator calculating a position of a work machine by matching the specific map data read into the second storage with the detection data obtained by the non-contact sensor.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292781

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a mounting unit configured to mount a cartridge including a developing member by moving the cartridge in the insertion direction, and a pressing member having a first pressing portion configured to press the cartridge mounted on the mounting unit to separate the developing member from a photosensitive member. The pressing member has a second pressing portion configured to press the cartridge mounted on the mounting unit to bring the developing member into contact with the photosensitive member, and the first pressing portion and the second pressing portion integrally moves with the movement of the pressing member. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292772

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a flexible rotating fixing belt, a pressing member, a heating part, a guide member and a contact force changing part. The pressing member forms a pressing area with the fixing belt. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292771

Fixing apparatus and image forming apparatus

A fixing apparatus includes a cylindrical heating rotating member, a nip portion forming member having first and second surfaces, and provided in a hollow portion of the heating rotating member so that the first surface contacts an inner surface of the heating rotating member, and a roller that, sandwiches the heating rotating member with the nip portion forming member to form a nip portion. A plurality of recessed portions are on the first surface, so a size of an area in which the first surface is in contact with the heating rotating member in an upstream area of the nip portion is less than a size of the area in which the first surface of the nip portion forming member is in contact with the heating rotating member in a downstream area of the nip portion with respect to a center of the nip portion.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292763

Metallic ingot for impact pressing, cylindrical metal member, and electrophotographic photoreceptor

A metallic ingot for impact pressing includes a contact surface of the metallic ingot to contact a male mold in impact pressing having a maximum height roughness rz of 20 μm to 50 μm and an average length of a roughness curve element rsm of 150 μm to 400 μm, the male mold being to be used in combination with a female mold in the impact pressing.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292748

Imprint apparatus, imprint method, detecting method, and method of manufacturing device

This disclosure provides an imprint apparatus configured to form a pattern with an imprint material by bringing the imprint material on a substrate and a pattern of the mold into contact with each other including a drive unit to bring part of the pattern of the mold into contact with the imprint material, and bring the pattern into contact with the imprint material so a contact surface area between the pattern of the mold and the imprint material increases, an interference fringe detecting unit to detect an interference fringe generated by reflected light from the pattern of the mold and reflected light from the substrate, and a state detecting unit to detect a contact state between the pattern of the mold and the imprint material on the basis of the interference fringe.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292738

Projector with protection against overheating

A projector with inbuilt heat-dispersing properties includes a shell, an illuminating device mounted in the shell, and a cooling module mounted in the shell. The cooling module includes two heat conducting members in close contact with the illuminating device, and a heat insulator in close contact with the bottom end of the shell. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292718

Array substrate and method of fabricating the array substrate

The present application discloses an array substrate, including a substrate; a thin film transistor disposed on the substrate; a pixel electrode disposed on the substrate and is in contact with a drain electrode of the thin film transistor; a common electrode disposed above the pixel electrode and is electrically insulated from the pixel electrode, and the common electrode has a plurality of first through holes. The present application further discloses a method of fabricating the array substrate. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292692

Display panel and thin film transistor array substrate

A display panel includes a first substrate and a second substrate. A thin film transistor is disposed on the first substrate. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292688

Liquid crystal display

A liquid crystal display includes: a polymer dispersed liquid crystal layer that is enclosed in an area surrounded by first and second substrates and a seal member; a display electrode that is provided on the first substrate in a view area; a first adhesion improving film that is provided on the first substrate; a first organic insulating film that is provided on the display electrode and the first adhesion improving film, and contacts the seal member; a common electrode that is provided on the second substrate in the view area; a second adhesion improving film that is provided on the second substrate; and a second organic insulating film that is provided on the common electrode and the second adhesion improving film, and contacts the seal member.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292673

Nose pad and eyeglasses provided with the pad

The present invention is to provide a nose pad capable of reducing an imprint after wearing eyeglasses and pain in wearing and preventing the eyeglasses from slipping down, without dropping off from the eyeglasses, a nose pad attached to eyeglasses to come into contact with the nose so as to support the eyeglasses is provided with a base portion that is formed of an elastomer material and that includes surfaces of the pad contacting the opposed nose to come into contact therewith, attachment portions that are formed of a resin material and that are provided at opposite end portions of the backside of the surfaces of the base portion to attach to pad arms extending from the eyeglasses, and bump portions that are formed of an elastomer material and that are provided at opposite end portions of the other surface of the base portion to rise.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292650

Mirror unit and display device

A mirror unit includes a concave mirror having a mirror surface reflecting light, and a holder holding the concave mirror. The concave mirror includes first to third positioning protruding portions. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292626

Imaging lens set with plastic lens element, imaging lens module and electronic device

An imaging lens set includes a plastic lens element. The plastic lens element having a central axis includes an object-side surface and an image-side surface, wherein the image-side surface is located opposite to the object-side surface. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292600

Reflective polarizing module for enabling bending reduction and back light unit having same

The present invention provides a reflective polarizing module for enabling bending reduction, comprising: a reflective polarizing sheet having a cooling surface in which a plurality of stacks having different refractive indices from each other are laminated to selectively transmit light and which is cooled by being in contact with a separate cooling roll in a heated state, and an outer exposed surface which is placed in a stacked form on an upper portion of the cooling surface and is exposed to air to thereby slowly cool, wherein the reflective polarizing sheet has a shrinkage rate of the cooling surface by means of a temperature rise which is relatively higher than the shrinkage rate of the outer exposed surface; and an adhesive layer which is provided to at least any one of the cooling surface or the outer exposed layer to thereby bond a separate optical module and the reflective polarizing sheet, and reduce shrinkage and bending of the reflective polarizing sheet according to a temperature rise due to a shrinkage rate difference between the cooling surface and the outer exposed surface.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292588

Wide band semi-specular mirror film incorporating nanovoided polymeric layer

Low loss, high reflectivity wide band mirror films provide a desired mix of specular reflection and diffuse reflection or scattering to provide semi-specular reflectivity. The mirror films generally include both a specularly reflective multilayer optical film (mof) having a wide reflection band, and a scattering layer. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292569

Downhole sensing cable system for improved seismic energy coupling to the cable system

A sensing system may comprise a deployment device having an optical fiber cable with a predetermined curvature or an intrinsic curvature. The sensing system may be deployed into a location that is remote or difficult to navigate, for example, a large vessel or a borehole of a well. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292558

Microstrip antenna-based logging tool and method

A dielectric logging tool for use in a borehole that penetrates a subsurface formation, includes: at least one wall-contacting face with one or more embedded microstrip antennas including a transmit antenna; an oscillator that supplies a transmit signal; a coherent receiver that measures the one or more scattering coefficients; and a processor that derives a formation property from the one or more scattering coefficients. The tool may be conveyed along a borehole, with the scattering coefficients and derived formation property values associated with tool position and orientation to provide a permittivity log.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292523

Remote monitoring system of human activity

According to first aspect, system for remote monitoring object in predefined space comprising: sonar module and radar module mutually coupled for simultaneously acquiring data about object; processing subsystem configured to: control the sonar module and the radar module; process data; communicate information and instructions with external device. According to second aspect, system for proximity monitoring an object comprising: an array of non-contact sensors simultaneously acquiring data, wherein the data comprising vitals and position of the object; processing subsystem configured to: control array; process data; communicate information and instructions with external device. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292476

Nuclear magnetic resonance microprobe detectors and method for detection of low-volume samples

Nmr microprobe detectors and methodologies that provide enhanced signal sensitivity for low-volume sample detection and analysis are described. In one embodiment the microprobe detector is a flat wire detector with a strip conductor having a length and width and ratio greater than 5 with a substantially uniform surface positioned on a low loss substrate in contact with a sample holder having a generally thin wall or at least a thin portion near where the sample probing and analysis occur.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292451

Smart blinds pcb test apparatus

A printed circuit board (pcb) test apparatus and testing method are described. The pcb test apparatus includes a motor connected to a gearbox that includes a gear that is directly connected to an output shaft. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292434

Method of manufacturing semiconductor device

Electrical properties of a semiconductor device are reproducibly and stably measured in a testing step of the semiconductor device. A probe pin includes a first plunger, a second plunger, a cleaning shaft, a first coil spring, and a second coil spring. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292433

Kelvin connection with positional accuracy

A test device for electrically testing a component having a component body and one or more component contacts adjacent to or extending from a side of the component body orthogonal to a contact direction, the component contacts electrically connected to an electrical circuit disposed in the component body. The test device has two or more test terminals for being electrically connected to at least one of the component contacts, the two or more test terminals being arranged substantially parallel to each other and extending in a terminal direction different from the contact direction.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292429

High precision trajectory and speed sensor and measuring method

A method for contactlessly determining an exact passage of an athlete at points placed along a track in sports, wherein the method comprises gearing the athlete with a wearable magnetometer sensor unit, whereby the magnetometer sensor unit is equipped with at least a magnetic sensor, a processing unit, and a storage medium; placing at each point at least a permanent magnet in proximity of a track surface of the track. When the athlete moves along the track, the method further comprises recording at the magnetic sensor a signal; detecting for each permanent magnet a disturbance of a local magnetic field generated by the permanent magnet in the recorded signal and measuring the disturbance; mapping of the measured disturbance to a movement speed of the athlete and a distance of the athlete to the magnet corresponding to the local magnetic field; and correcting the movement speed and the distance for a time offset between the magnet passage of an athlete's center of mass and the magnetometer sensor unit.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292404

Escherichia coli o157:h7 aptamer and applications thereof

A method for detecting escherichia coli (e. Coli) o157:h7 in a sample including synthesizing an e. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292400

Development and parameter assessment for vertically aligned platinum wire aptasensor arrays for impedimetric detection of cardiac biomarkers

The invention relates to ex-situ biosensors that impedimetrically detect cardiac biomarkers of interest in a bodily fluid sample derived from a patient. The biosensors include a multi-array of vertically aligned platinum wires having immobilized thereon an aptamer that is selected to specifically and selectively bind to the cardiac markers of interest. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292385

Method for measuring immunostimulatory response of immune cell, method for determining ability to form immune synapse in immune cell, and cell analyzer

Disclosed is a method for measuring an immunostimulatory response of an immune cell, including (i) bringing a measurement target immune cell into contact with an immunostimulator, (ii) forming a contact surface with a substance different from the measurement target immune cell on the measurement target immune cell, (iii) bringing the measurement target immune cell into contact with a capturing body that binds to a surface antigen on the contact surface and is capable of generating an optical signal, (iv) detecting the optical signal generated from the capturing body, and (v) determining whether or not the measurement target immune cell from which the contact surface has been eliminated before detecting the optical signal has an immunostimulatory response, based on the detected optical signal.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292382

Charging device for biological information measurement device and biological information measurement device charged using same

Certain implementations have a main body case having a contact face of a biological information measurement device on its surface, and a first non-contact charging portion composed of a charging coil disposed opposite the contact face with the biological information measurement device inside the main body case. In addition, some may have a controller that is connected to the first non-contact charging portion, and a display section that is connected to the controller. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292379

Test strip ejector for medical device

A system for receiving and ejecting a fluid testing device test strip includes a strip connector having first and second guide rails, and divider walls each having a channel. A sled has first and second legs connected to a cross member. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292378

Detection of peroxide based explosives

The present invention is a system for testing for tatp residue on a person or object, without having to pull the person or object out of line, that can be done quickly, accurately, is non-invasive and does not require a physical contact.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292376

Diffusion cell testing methods containing biphasic receptor fluids

An in vitro release testing method and system for testing the ability of formulations to deliver agents across a barrier membrane is disclosed. The method may comprise steps of providing a dosage of a semi-solid formulation containing the bioactive agent, a receptor solution, and a barrier membrane to separate the semi-solid formulation and the receptor solution. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292360

Nondestructive inspection method and contact medium pressing jig

A nondestructive inspection method of the present disclosure is a nondestructive inspection method in which a contact medium is attached to an inspection object, a nondestructive inspection of this inspection object is performed using an ultrasonic probe via the contact medium, a polymer gel in which high polymers are cross-linked is used as the contact medium, and after the contact medium has been attached to the inspection object, and before the nondestructive inspection is performed, the contact medium is pressed against the inspection object.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292358

Probe array and acoustic wave reception device

A probe array in which adhesion of bubbles generated in an acoustic matching liquid is reduced, and an acoustic wave reception device including the probe array are provided. The probe array includes a plurality of probes each having a reception surface which comes in contact with the acoustic matching liquid stored in a vessel, and a support portion that supports the plurality of probes and has a proximal surface which comes in contact with the acoustic matching liquid and is adjacent to the reception surface. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292349

Electrochemical cell method for determining phenol

A method of determining a concentration of phenol and/or a phenol derivative in a first solution. The method includes (a) subjecting a graphite pencil electrode system comprising a graphite pencil working electrode, a counter electrode, and a reference electrode to cyclic voltammetry in a second solution such that a surface of the graphite pencil working electrode is charged by the cyclic voltammetry to form a charged surface, (b) contacting the charged surface of the graphite pencil working electrode with the first solution for sufficient time to electropolymerize the phenol and/or the phenol derivative on the charged surface in open circuit fashion, and (c) determining the concentration of the phenol and/or the phenol derivative in the first solution, wherein the amount of the electropolymerized phenol and/or the electropolymerized phenol derivative formed on the charged surface correlates with the concentration of the phenol and/or the phenol derivative in the first solution.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292348

Membrane-based water quality sensor

An embodiment provides an amperometric sensor, including: a housing containing an inner fill solution; an electrode bathed in the inner fill solution; and a membrane in intimate contact with the electrode; the electrode being formed as a non-compact or porous structure on the membrane; whereby a spatial relationship of the electrode and the membrane is constant. Other embodiments are described and claimed.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292340

Fluid sensor, method for providing same, and method for determining a constituent of a fluid

A fluid sensor comprises a sensor material configured to come into contact at a surface region of same with a fluid and to obtain a first temporal change of a resistance value of the sensor material on the basis of the contact in a first sensor configuration and to obtain a second temporal change of the resistance value of the sensor material on the basis of the contact in a second sensor configuration. The fluid sensor comprises an output element configured to provide a sensor signal on the basis of the first and second temporal change of the resistance value.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292339

Systems and methods for high resolution plant root zone soil mapping and crop modeling

A system for measuring soil electrical conductivity having a support, a plurality of soil engaging contacts (e.g. Coulters) mounted to the support, at least one probe, and a processor. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292325

Systems and methods for optochemical imaging of a chemically active surface

The present disclose generally relates to optochemical imaging of a chemically active surface. A system that can facilitate such optochemical imaging can include an analyte-permeable membrane configured to prevent diffusion of outside contaminates into the system. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292319

Portable fluorescence detection system and microassay cartridge

Disclosed is a compact, microprocessor-controlled instrument for fluorometric assays in liquid samples, the instrument having a floating stage with docking bay for receiving a microfluidic cartridge and a scanning detector head with on-board embedded microprocessor operated under control of a odap daemon resident in the detector head for controlling source leds, emission signal amplification and filtering in an isolated, low noise, high-gain environment within the detector head. Multiple optical channels may be incorporated in the scanning head. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292301

Scratch abrasion tester and testing method

An abrasion tester and testing method. The testing method comprises setting a running speed of a rubber sample fixed to an outer surface of an annular belt member stretched between a pair of pulleys to a desired speed; setting a pressing load applied by a contact member to a desired pressing load via an anchor member; selecting, as the contact member, a desired contact member from a plurality of types of contact members with different rubber sample surface contacting tip specifications; pressing the contact member against the surface of the rubber sample running by the rotation of the pulleys; and obtaining an amount of scratch abrasion of the rubber sample using a calculation unit on the basis of a cross-sectional shape of the surface of the rubber sample detected by a shape sensor.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292282

Pressure sensor having a joint of active braze

A pressure sensor comprising two parts connected with one another via an active braze joint manufactured by active hard soldering, or brazing, with an active hard solder, or braze, especially a pressure contactable, pressure-dependently elastically deformable, measuring membrane, especially a ceramic measuring membrane, and a platform, especially a ceramic platform, which are connected by an active braze joint connecting an outer edge of the measuring membrane (which covers a pressure chamber with an outer edge of an end of the platform facing the measuring membrane, whose measuring characteristics are improved in that the active braze joint has a coefficient of thermal expansion dependent on the dimensions of the active braze joint and on the materials of the parts and matched to a coefficient of thermal expansion of at least one of the parts, especially the measuring membrane.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292269

Temperature indicator for electrical equipment

A system for determining when an electrical contact or other component reaches a predetermined temperature. In operation, a trace material is dispersed into a surrounding environment (e.g., head space within a compartment above insulating oil), where the trace material is detected. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292266

Radiation shield for near-infrared detectors

A radiation shield for near-infrared detectors of the type used in raman spectroscopic systems comprises a chamber enclosing the detector and a cooling device in thermal contact with the chamber and the detector to reduce the level of unwanted radiation to which the detector would otherwise be exposed. The chamber may include a window in optical alignment with the detector, and the window may include one or more coatings to pass wavelengths in a range of interest or block radiation at wavelengths outside of this range. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292252

Guided wave radar level gauge system with grounded probe

A radar level gauge system comprising a transceiver; a probe for guiding a transmit signal towards a product in a tank, and for returning a surface echo signal; processing circuitry for determining the filling level based on the transmit signal and the surface echo signal; and a connection arrangement for conductively connecting the probe to the tank, and for providing the transmit signal from the transceiver to the probe. The connection arrangement comprises a feed-through member to which the probe is conductively connected. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292235

Measuring the position of an object using eddy-currents

Noncontact measurements of positions of electrically-conductive objects is achieved by placing two conductive coils formed by traces on printed circuit boards (pcbs) in the proximity of the object surface, energizing one of the coils (excitation coil) with alternating electrical current and measuring the amplitude of the voltage induced on the terminals of the second coil (sensing coil). The alternating magnetic field generated by the current in the excitation coil induces eddy currents in the object, which affect the amplitude of the voltage induced on the terminals of the sensing coil. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292189

Foam darts

The present invention generally relates to an improved foam dart that operates with improved accuracy. The shaft of the foam dart is shaped with indentions that direct airflow around the dart to improve its accuracy. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292188

Foam darts

The present invention generally relates to an improved foam dart that operates with improved accuracy. The shaft of the foam dart is shaped with indentions that direct airflow around the dart to improve its accuracy. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292187

Foam darts with reporting cap

The present invention generally relates to an improved foam dart that operates with improved accuracy. The shaft of the foam dart is shaped with indentions that direct airflow around the dart to improve its accuracy. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292160

Multi-baffled firearm suppressor

A sound suppressor that may be coupled with a firearm, including an autoloading firearm. In at least one example, the sound suppressor may comprise an elongate tubular housing, a projectile entrance passage positioned at a rearward region of the elongate tubular housing, and a plurality of tubes positioned within the elongate tubular housing, where the plurality of tubes are spaced away from an interior surface of the elongate tubular housing. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292142

Heat exchanger having aerodynamic features to improve performance

A gas-liquid heat exchanger such as a charge air cooler has a core comprising a stack of flat tubes defining liquid coolant flow passages, and a plurality of open-ended gas flow passages between the flat tubes. An endmost gas flow passage is defined between an end plate of the core and an adjacent flat tube, such that the endmost gas flow passage is in contact with only said adjacent one of said flat tubes. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292133

Heat treating furnace

A heat treating furnace of the type used in semiconductor manufacturing having a housing with a tubular and cylindrical inner layer constructed of ceramic fiber. Electrical heating elements are supported by the inner layer while a microporous silica layer surrounds and is in contact with the ceramic fiber layer. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292132

Methods and apparatuses for drying electronic devices

Methods and apparatuses for drying electronic devices are disclosed. Embodiments include methods and apparatuses that heat and decrease pressure within the electronic device. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292129

Method for liquid-vapor contacting in a mass transfer column using multiple pass, parallel flow downcomer trays

A multiple pass, parallel flow downcomer tray for a mass transfer column and method for liquid-vapor contacting in a mass transfer column is provided. The multiple pass, parallel flow downcomer tray has at least four mass transfer decks configured to provide contact between an ascending vapor passing upward through apertures on the tray surface and a traversing liquid on the tray surface. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292126

Drawer assembly for a laboratory instrument

A drawer assembly for a laboratory instrument comprises a drawer loaded with a magazine. The drawer assembly comprises a frame comprising a portion adjacent the drawer that extends in a longitudinal direction. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292119

Refrigerator

A refrigerator includes a main body defining a storage space, a cryogenic freezing compartment having an insulation space that is independent with respect to the storage space, an evaporator disposed inside the storage space to cool the storage space, and a thermoelectric module assembly disposed at one side of the cryogenic freezing compartment so that the cryogenic freezing compartment is cooled to a temperature less than that of the storage space. The thermoelectric module assembly includes a thermoelectric module, a cold sink coming into contact with a heat absorption surface of the thermoelectric module and disposed in the cryogenic freezing compartment, and a heat sink coming into contact with a heat generation surface of the thermoelectric module. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292115

Coiled adsorption heat exchanger

A method for manufacturing a heat exchange unit for exchanging heat between a working fluid and a heat transfer fluid by means of adsorption. The heat exchange unit comprises a tube hosting the heat transfer fluid and being surrounded by mass channel coils comprising a metallic spacer strip in physical contact with the tube for permitting heat conduction and a metal foil strip supported by the spacer strip, a width of the foil strip exceeding a width of the spacer strip in an axial direction of the tube. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292114

Coiled adsorption heat exchanger

A unit for exchanging heat between a working fluid and a heat transfer fluid by means of adsorption. The heat exchange unit comprises a tube hosting the heat transfer fluid and being surrounded by mass channel coils comprising a metallic spacer strip in physical contact with the tube for permitting heat conduction and a metal foil strip supported by the spacer strip, a width of the foil strip exceeding a width of the spacer strip in an axial direction of the tube. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292075

Led socket for receiving a cob-led and base for such led socket

An led socket comprises an led package having an led mounted on an led printed circuit board, a contact having a receiving section adapted to be connected to a terminal end of an electrical cable and a contact lug having a t-shaped contact section, and a base defining a receptacle for receiving the led printed circuit board. The receptacle is open to an opening in the base adapted to expose the led at a front face of the base. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292046

High pressure tank and manufacturing method of high pressure tank

A high pressure tank has a liner and a reinforcing layer. The reinforcing layer is formed on an outer surface of the liner. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292039

Single piece expansion sealing plug

A single piece expansion plug and method of using the same in connection with a tool is provided. The plug has an inner recess extending partially into a top of the plug, the inner recess defining a tapered inner wall. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292017

Flexible membrane mechanism, flow path member, liquid ejecting apparatus, and control method of flexible membrane

There is provided a flexible membrane mechanism for a valve mechanism, the flexible membrane mechanism including: a lid member; a flexible membrane that forms a space between the lid member and the flexible membrane; and a fluid flow path that communicates with the space, in which the flexible membrane is configured to deform such that a valve of the valve mechanism is opened and closed, in which the flexible membrane includes a protrusion portion projecting and sinking toward the lid member, and in which the flexible membrane includes an easily-deformable region and a little-deformable region each outside a portion which is configured to be brought into contact with the valve mechanism.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180292007

Piston ring

Piston rings are disclosed that relate to seal performance in piston containing machines such as piston driven engines. The piston rings may include a piston ring contact side for contact with a cylinder wall in which the piston ring contact side has multiple cavities configured on alternating edges of the piston ring contact side. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291989

Torque converter

A torque converter including a cover for receiving torque from a prime mover, an impeller fixed to the cover to form a housing of the torque converter, a turbine disposed in the housing for receiving torque from the impeller, a stator disposed in the housing for multiplying the torque and a one-way clutch connected to the stator. A side plate is connected to the one-way clutch, the side plate having a sealing surface that is in contact with a seal that seals the side plate to a turbine hub.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291970

Wedge actuated drum-in-hat parking brake

An actuator for use in a drum-in-hat parking brake includes a wedge. A pair of tappets oppositely disposed from each other such that a tappet is positioned adjacent opposite sides of the wedge is included and a bearing is positioned between the wedge and an adjacent tappet. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291967

Engine assembly

An engine assembly may include an internal combustion engine and an expander couplable to the internal combustion engine in a force transmitting manner. The engine assembly may also include a pulley mounted rotatably on a shaft of the expander. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291965

Friction surface clutch and ancillary unit of a motor vehicle

A friction surface clutch having two conical friction surface pairs each with an inner friction surface element and an outer friction surface element, wherein the inner friction surface element is mounted axially displaceable with respect to a rotational axis, and wherein a frictionally locking connection is set up and canceled in a manner which is dependent on the axial displacement position of the inner friction surface element. The inner friction surface element is coupled to a separate transmission element such that the inner friction surface element and the transmission element can be rotated jointly about the rotational axis, with the coupling being set up via a bearing contact between a guide surface on the inner friction surface element and a countersurface on the transmission element.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291960

Oil control for seal plates

A seal assembly for a bearing compartment of a gas turbine engine includes a seal carrier, a seal element, a seal plate, and a trough. At least a portion of the seal element is within the seal carrier. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291944

Joining method and joining structure

In a joining method for joining a first plate material and a second plate material b screwing a self-tapping screw from one direction in a state where the first plate material and the second plate material are put on top of each other, a recessed portion is formed in at least one of the first plate material and the second plate material, and in a state where the first plate material and the second plate material are put on top of each other such that the recessed portion is opened in a contacting face between the first plate material and the second plate material, the self-tapping screw is screwed from the one direction. When the self -tapping screw penetrates through the first plate material due to the screwing of the self-tapping screw, an excess part generated from the first plate material flows into the recessed portion.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291934

Bonded body, fluid pressure cylinder, and manufacturing method of bonded body

A bonded body formed by frictional pressure-contact, includes: a first member including an end surface and a hollow portion with an opening in the end surface; and a second member including a body portion bonded to the end surface and a protrusion portion protruding from the body portion, the protrusion portion being accommodated in the hollow portion, wherein at least one of an inner peripheral surface of the hollow portion and an outer peripheral surface of the protrusion portion includes an inclined portion inclined to a radial direction of the opening, while the other is in contact with the inclined portion.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291898

Rotor assembly for rotary compressor

A compressor having a rotor assembly within which a rotor is rotated on an eccentric shaft in a sealed chamber. Two or more intake ports are provided that open into the sealed chamber and two or more exhaust ports are provided with one way valves, to permit compressed gas to exit the sealed chamber. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291880

Method and system for recycling wells for energy production in a geothermal environment

A method and apparatus for recycling unused or suspended wells and areas with predetermined suitability for well installation. In one embodiment, existing unused well sites are repurposed for contact in or adjacent a geothermal zone. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291849

Electromagnetic injection valve and method for assembling an electromagnetic injection valve

The present disclosure relates to internal combustion engines. Various embodiments may include an electromagnetic injection valve, particularly a solenoid type fluid injection valve for automotive applications. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291838

Hydraulic control system for a thrust reverser comprising a data concentrator module

The present disclosure relates to a hydraulic control system for a thrust reverser of an aircraft turbofan nacelle. The hydraulic control system includes devices for actuating and controlling the reverser having hydraulic locks and cylinders, the corresponding hydraulic solenoid valves, and sensors. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291814

Nut with air seal

A seal assembly for a bearing compartment includes a coupler with a lip, seal plate, nut, and air seal land. The seal plate is disposed on and around the coupler and is in contact with the lip. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291801

Variable-flow-rate valve mechanism and turbocharger

A clearance δ between an inner peripheral surface of an attachment hole of an attachment tongue and an outer peripheral surface of a valve shaft is set to be smaller than an allowable displacement amount λ in an axial direction of a valve with respect to the attachment tongue. When a condition is satisfied in which the outer peripheral surface of the valve shaft comes into contact with a front-side periphery and a back-side periphery of the attachment hole of the attachment tongue, and in which a top surface of a valve body comes into contact with a back surface of the attachment tongue, a waste gate valve is constituted so that a metal washer becomes non-contact with a front surface of the attachment tongue.. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291787

Exhaust gas purification device and corresponding control process

A device includes a power source, at least one exhaust gas purification member having an upstream face and a downstream face, and a heating member placed in front of and at a distance from the upstream or downstream face. The heating member comprises a frame and a plurality of elongate heating elements surrounded by a peripheral part of the frame. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291767

Module of a turbomachine or of a combustion chamber test bench

The present disclosure concerns an assembly of a turbomachine or of a combustion chamber test bench, generally including an annular outer housing, inside which a combustion chamber is housed, and a ferrule downstream from the housing. The ferrule may be attached to said housing by a connection comprising a radial flange rigidly connected to one of the housing and the ferrule, an annular groove being provided in the radial flange, and an axial tab rigidly connected to the ferrule or to the housing. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291740

Rotary machine

A rotary machine, for directing a quantity of fluid from an inlet to an outlet, comprises one or more elliptical or near-elliptical rotors having planetary rotation within a housing. The interior cavity of the housing comprises an inverse apex region that is in contact with the rotor during its rotation. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291737

Grout delivery system

A rock bolt assembly includes a rock bolt with an elongate body between distal and proximal ends, a tubular sleeve with first and second ends, proximal and distal ends of the bolt projecting from first and second ends of the sleeve, a load bearing barrel centrally bored to engage the rock bolt between the sleeve's first end and the bolt's proximal end, which barrel is adapted at a forward end to engage with the sleeve's second end in sealing contact, and which barrel has at least one grout conduit between the barrel's exterior surface and the bore, which at least one conduit defines a part of a grout passage which communicates the exterior surface of the barrel with an interior of the sleeve, when the barrel is engaged with the sleeve, and a seal which seals the grout passage to grout outflow but accommodates inflow of grout from a source.. . ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291700

Downhole plug assembly

An apparatus includes a body member and a ring member. The body member has a through passageway, and the body member includes an outer engagement surface. ... Incontact Inc

10/11/18 / #20180291699

Pressure-triggered degradable-on-command component of a downhole tool and method

A downhole tool including a housing, a first portion of a trigger mechanism disposed in the housing, a degradable-on-command component movably disposed within the housing, a second portion of the trigger mechanism disposed in the component, the component being configured to positionally respond to an external input to dispose the first portion and second portion in operational contact with one another resulting in an initiation of degradation of the degradable-on-command component. A method for removing a component of a downhole tool. ... Incontact Inc








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