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Fuel cell system and method of operating the same
A fuel cell system and a method of operating the same. The fuel cell system in particular includes an air discharge part provided on the anode of a fuel cell,...
Shaping ReRAM conductive filaments by controlling grain-boundary density
Filament size and shape in a ReRAM stack can be controlled by doping layers of a variable-resistance stack to change the crystallization temperature. This...
Method of improving substrate uniformity during rapid thermal processing
Methods for controlling substrate uniformity in a thermal processing chamber include a measuring process to provide temperature-related quantities across a...
Microwave plasma discharge lighting system with adjustable color
A plasma lighting system includes a magnetron configured to generate microwaves, and a bulb filled with a main dose and an additive dose. The main dose and the...
Showerhead electrode assembly in a capacitively coupled plasma processing
A showerhead electrode assembly for use in a capacitively coupled plasma processing apparatus comprising a heat transfer plate. The heat transfer plate having...
Temperature dependent voltage to unselected drain side select transistor
during program of 3D NAND
Techniques are provided for reducing program disturb in a 3D memory device. The techniques include compensating for a temperature dependence of program disturb....
Voice coil motor temperature sensing circuit to reduce catastrophic
failure due to voice coil motor coil...
An electrical circuit includes: a controlled switch; one or more temperature sensors in thermal contact with the controlled switch; and a control unit...
Image display device
The white balance for a high brightness region and a low brightness region is improved in an image display device using MEMS and a laser light source. An image...
A sensor for detecting fingerprints is provided having first and second substrates, a two-dimensional array of sensing elements formed on the first substrate,...
Methods and systems for remotely monitoring and controlling HVAC units
Systems, methods, and medium remotely monitor and control heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) units. The method includes receiving by a processor...
System and method for using a wireless device as a sensor for an energy
The invention comprises systems and methods for detecting the use of networked consumer electronics devices as indications of occupancy of a structure for...
Automated water temperature control system
A system of thermally activated feedback control valves and thermally activated sensors to provide heated fluid within a desired temperature range which...
Electronic mixing valve in standard hot water heater
A hot water heater includes a hot water tank having a cold water inlet line and a hot water outlet line, an electronically controlled mixing valve fluid coupled...
Temperature control based on energy price
A system is disclosed comprising memory configured to store a temperature value based on a cost of a given energy resource, wherein the cost-based temperature...
Image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and
image processing method
An image processing apparatus includes an image forming section that includes a fixing device, a power supply controller that controls the fixing device to a...
Image forming apparatus
In accordance with one embodiment, an image forming apparatus comprises a heating member configured to heat a recording medium, on the surface of which a toner...
Image heating apparatus having fixing member and supplying cooling air to
a non-sheet-passing area for cooling...
The image heating apparatus heats a toner image beard on a recording material while conveying the recording material at a nip portion, and includes: a heater; a...
Window blind solar energy management system
Disclosed is a window blind solar energy management system for capturing solar energy to manage illumination and temperature within a defined space. Blinds...
Method for a gas chromatograph to mass spectrometer interface
A method of operating a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS) comprising a GC column for separating analytes of a sample, a GC oven and a mass...
Gas detecting apparatus and gas detecting method
A gas detecting apparatus including: a heating resistor exposed to a detected atmosphere, and a control circuit for controlling the heating resistor at two...
Adjustable heat exchanger
The adjustable heat exchanger provides precise control of oven temperature in a pyrolysis reaction. The heat exchanger includes two sets of hollow non-circular...
Drying apparatus and methods
The present disclosure concerns a drying or heating apparatus that is capable of independently controlling the temperature of the product being heated (e.g., to...
Microprocessor-controlled beverage dispenser
A microprocessor-controlled beverage dispenser is disclosed, which provides a cold plate having disposed therein beverage lines and refrigerant lines. The...
High temperature and pressure oxidation-reduction potential measuring and
monitoring device for hot water systems
A device for measuring oxidation-reduction potential at operating temperature and pressure in hot water systems is disclosed and claimed. The device includes a...
LED-based lighting system for retrofitting fluorescent lighting fixtures
in a transit vehicle
An LED-based lighting unit for retrofitting a fluorescent light fixture in a transit vehicle has a concave frame or structure conforming to the shape of the...
Cooling system for use in a portable communication device
A cooling system for use in a portable communication device includes a detection module, a cooling module and a central control module. The detection module...
Compressor temperature control by indirect temperature measurement
A method for regulating a compressor of a pressure supplying system. The compressor is switched on and off dependent on a threshold temperature of one or more...
Method of controlling turbine equipment and turbine equipment
To provide a method of controlling a turbine equipment and a turbine equipment capable of carrying out a starting operation of controlling a load applied to a...
Liquid-cooled internal combustion engine with liquid-cooled cylinder head
and with liquid-cooled cylinder block
One approach to provide engine cooling for an internal combustion engine includes pumping coolant from a pump output, in parallel, directly to a block and a...
An engine system includes: an exhaust path through which an exhaust gas of an engine passes; an urea injection valve that injects urea into the exhaust path; a...
Washing machine and method for controlling same
A washing machine that calculates a temperature of a balancer to effectively control a motor and a method of controlling the washing machine are provided. The...
Fabric-faced floor coverings with micro-spring face structures
The present invention is directed to multiple-layer composites suitable for use as floor-coverings in the form of cut tiles or broadloom sheets, providing a...
Method and apparatus for manufacturing Si-containing cold rolled steel
This invention provides methods and apparatuses which can manufacture Si-containing cold rolled steel sheets exhibiting excellent chemical conversion properties...
Vehicle control apparatus
A control apparatus is applied to a vehicle. The vehicle has an internal combustion engine and a variable inertia flywheel provided on an output shaft of the...
Hybrid vehicle and control method for hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle intermittently operates and stops an engine, travels through control over torque generated by the engine and torque generated by a second motor...
Vehicle control system
A vehicle control system includes: a power unit including an electric rotary machine; an electric coolant pump configured to circulate a coolant that cools the...
Color-adjustable RGB-ambient lighting for a cup-holder arrangement
A cup-holder arrangement for a vehicle includes a cup-holder, a lighting unit; and a control unit for controlling a color gradient of the lighting unit as a...
Method and apparatus for controlling an electric machine
A method for operating an electric machine of a ground vehicle includes periodically determining an aging parameter based upon a temperature of the electric...
Method for controlling water pump of vehicle and system thereof
A method for controlling a water pump of a vehicle moving a coolant circulating through a cooling load generating heat and a radiator includes calculating a...
Air conditioner system control method for vehicle
A method of controlling an automotive air-conditioning system includes compressing a refrigerant by sensing the operation of an air conditioner while a vehicle...
Method for temporally decoloring a part of image form on a sheet and
coloring the decolored image again
According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes an image forming section, a fixing device, and a control section. The image forming section...
Method for the production of multiphase composite materials using
microwave plasma process
Disclosed herein is a method to produce multiphase composite materials directly from solution precursor droplets by a fast pyrolysis process using a microwave...
Specific absorption rate measurement and energy-delivery device
characterization using image analysis
A method of controlling output of an electrosurgical power generating source includes the steps of receiving image data including tissue temperature information...
Electrosurgical device and methods
An electrosurgical bipolar probe with internal cooling for use in systems and methods for lesioning in bone and other tissue is disclosed. The bipolar probe...
Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing variable illumination
Digital Control Ready (DCR) is a two-way open standard for controlling and managing next-generation fixtures. A DCR-enabled lighting fixture responds to digital...
Lighting apparatus and illumination system using the same
A lighting apparatus includes a power supply unit and a control unit configured to control the power supply unit. The control unit determines, at a time of...
Monolithic clock generator and timing/frequency reference
A periodic signal generator includes a resonant LC tank circuit that generates a periodic reference signal at a first frequency at a differential output...
Switching control device
A switching control device controls a drive circuit including one or more series circuits each one of which includes an upper switching element and a lower...
Temperature-controlled integrated piezoelectric resonator apparatus
An integrated resonator apparatus comprises a piezoelectric resonator, an acoustic Bragg reflector coupled to the piezoelectric resonator, and a substrate on...
Method for charging battery and charge control device for battery
A method for charging a battery is used for charging a solid secondary battery including a positive electrode active material layer, a negative electrode active...