Abstract: Resorbable lactide polymer thin membranes are disclosed. The thin membranes are constructed of polylactide resorbable polymers, which are engineered to be absorbed into the body relatively slowly over time in order to reduce potential negative side effects. The membranes are formed to have very thin thicknesses, for example, thicknesses between about 0.010 mm and about 0.30 mm. The membranes can be extruded from polylactide polymers having a relatively high viscosity property, can be preshaped with relatively thick portions, and can be stored in sterile packages.
July 28, 2011
Date of Patent:
January 8, 2013
MAST Biosurgery AG
Christopher J. Calhoun, Ralph E. Holmes, Kenneth K. Kleinhenz
Abstract: A detection unit of a charged particle imaging system includes a multi type detection subunit in the charged particle imaging system, with the assistance of a Wien filter (also known as an E×B charged particle analyzer). The imaging system is suitable for a low beam current, high resolution mode and a high beam current, high throughput mode. The unit can be applied to a scanning electron inspection system as well as to other systems that use a charged particle beam as an observation tool.
Abstract: An RC delay circuit for providing electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection is described. The circuit employs an NMOS transistor and a PMOS transistor to produce a large effective resistance using a relatively small circuit layout area.
Abstract: A method of storing data in a multi-level charge-trapping memory array is described. An incidence-of-occurrence (i.e., frequency) analysis is performed on data to be programmed to identify data words combining a high programming voltage with a high frequency of occurrence. Those words are reassigned in order to reduce programming time.
Abstract: A suspension or solution for an organic optoelectronic device is disclosed. The composition of the suspension or solution includes at least one kind of micro/nano transition metal oxide and a solvent. The composition of the suspension or solution can selectively include at least one kind of transition metal oxide ions or a precursor of transition metal oxide. Moreover, the method of making and applications of the suspension or solution are also disclosed.
Abstract: A decoder and related method adaptively generate a clock window. A falling edge of a horizontal synchronization signal is detected, and the time difference between an actual frame code and a predefined frame code is determined. The beginning and the end of the clock window are then adaptively determined based on the falling edge and the time difference, such that symbol timing recovery through received clock run-in signals may be performed within the generated clock window.
Abstract: A backlight control system and method are disclosed. An overdrive device modifies a backlight duty signal according to a current-frame backlight duty signal and a previous-frame backlight duty signal. In one embodiment, the overdrive device is implemented with a lookup table that outputs the modified backlight duty signal. The backlight driven by the modified backlight duty signal then emits light to a display panel, thereby increasing a response time of the backlight.
Abstract: The present invention provides silicon nanostructures and their producing method. By employing a metal-assisted chemical etching method, the bottom of the produced silicon nanostructures, connected to the silicon substrate, is porous and side etched, such that the silicon nanostructures can be easily transferred to a hetero-substrate by a physical manner.
Abstract: Apparatus and method for adjusting an ion beam between a mass analyzer and a substrate holder. Herein, one or more bended, such as arch-shaped, curved or zigzag shaped, bar magnets are configured to apply one or more magnetic fields to adjust the shape or cross section of an ion beam passing through a space partially surrounded by the one or more bended bar magnets. At least one of the gap width between neighbor bended bar magnets, the curvature of each bended bar magnet and the current flowing through each bended bar magnet may be fixed or adjusted dependently or independently. Therefore, the Lorentz force applied on the ion beam along different directions may be changed in a desired manner, and then the ion beam may be flexibly elongated, compressed or shaped to meet the process requirement.
Abstract: A lighting device includes a bottom housing, a middle housing, a top housing, and a lamp head. Specifically, the bottom housing has a bottom surface capable of supporting a lighting module. The middle housing is coupled to the top side of the bottom housing. The top housing is coupled to the top side of the middle housing, such that the middle housing is disposed between the bottom housing and the top housing. The lamp head covers the sidewall of the top housing.
Abstract: An adaptive color-temperature calibration system and method are disclosed. A chrominance generation unit generates a chrominance criterion according to an input pixel. A matrix generation unit generates a calibration matrix according to the chrominance criterion and a basis matrix. A color calibration unit then performs color-temperature calibration on the input pixel according to the generated calibration matrix, thereby generating an output pixel.
Abstract: A method and system of hierarchical motion estimation include a reference frame and a current frame being downsampled, and the downsampled reference frame being stored. A coarse motion vector (MV) map is generated according to the downsampled reference frame and the downsampled current frame. Scan lines adjacent to a center scan line corresponding to a downsampled scan line in the downsampled reference frame are retrieved and then stored. A refined MV map is generated according to the coarse MV map, the current frame and the stored scan lines adjacent to the center scan line.
Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention discloses a drying agent having the formula: [Mg2(BTEC)(H2O)m].nH2O, where m denotes zero or positive integer from 1 to 10, and n denotes zero or positive integer from 1 to 6. Another embodiment of the present invention provides a method for forming a drying agent.
Abstract: An electromagnetic compound objective lens is provided for charged particle device, especially as an objective lens of low-voltage scanning electron microscope (LVSEM), which comprises a magnetic immersion lens and an electrostatic immersion lens. The magnetic immersion lens orients its gap between an inner pole piece and an outer pole piece to specimen's surface, and uses a magnetic specimen stage. The electrostatic immersion lens comprises three or four electrodes which apply suitable retarding field to a primary beam of the charged particle device for reducing its landing energy on specimen surface and further eliminating imaging aberrations.
Abstract: A half-power buffer amplifier is disclosed. A buffer stage includes a first-half buffer stage and a second-half buffer stage, wherein an output of the first-half buffer stage is controllably fed back to a rail-to-rail differential amplifier, and an output of the second-half buffer stage is controllably fed back to the rail-to-rail differential amplifier. The switch network controls the connection between the outputs of the buffer stage and an output node of the half-power buffer amplifier in a manner such that a same pixel, with respect to different frames, of a display panel is driven by the same rail-to-rail differential amplifier. In one embodiment, the rail-to-rail differential amplifier and the buffer stage comprise half-power transistors operated within and powered by half of a full range spanning from power to ground.
Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a method for forming a nanoparticle film, which comprises the steps of: preparing a nanoparticle solution, which comprises a solvent and supersaturated nanoparticles with surface ligand molecules; and dip coating a substrate to the nanoparticle solutions to form a first monolayer of the nanoparticles on the substrate, the first monolayer and repeatedly formed monolayers on top of the first monolayer constructing the nanoparticle film. Another embodiment of the present invention provides a nanoparticle film, comprising a first monolayer consisted of a two-dimensional nanoparticles array that are near-field coupled with each other to have tunable plasmonic properties by changing the number of stacked monolayers.
Abstract: The present invention discloses an enzyme electrode and its producing method, which comprises: providing a substrate with a carbon surface; forming a gold surface on the carbon surface and thus forming an electrode; covalently bonding a mediator containing an aldehyde group to the electrode; and covalently bonding a glucose oxidase to the electrode.
Abstract: A method of automatically calibrating a visual parameter, such as luminance or contrast, for an imaging device is disclosed. A ratio of visual parameter difference to lens position difference between two predetermined lens positions is pre-determined for a predetermined focal length. A target visual parameter is then obtained according to the pre-determined ratio, a current visual parameter and lens position difference between a current lens position and a target lens position. Finally, the current visual parameter is updated by the target visual parameter in an automatic mode.