Quantum Patent Applications

INTEGRATED DEVICE FOR TEMPORAL BINNING OF RECEIVED PHOTONS

Granted: December 29, 2016
Application Number: 20160377543
An integrated circuit includes a photodetection region configured to receive incident photons. The photodetection region is configured to produce a plurality of charge carriers in response to the incident photons. The integrated circuit also includes at least one charge carrier storage region. The integrated circuit also includes a charge carrier segregation structure configured to selectively direct charge carriers of the plurality of charge carriers into the at least one charge carrier…

INTEGRATED DEVICE FOR TEMPORAL BINNING OF RECEIVED PHOTONS

Granted: December 29, 2016
Application Number: 20160380025
An integrated circuit includes a photodetection region configured to receive incident photons. The photodetection region is configured to produce a plurality of charge carriers in response to the incident photons. The integrated circuit also includes at least one charge carrier storage region. The integrated circuit also includes a charge carrier segregation structure configured to selectively direct charge carriers of the plurality of charge carriers into the at least one charge carrier…

BATTERY SYSTEMS HAVING MULTIPLE INDEPENDENTLY CONTROLLED SETS OF BATTERY CELLS

Granted: December 29, 2016
Application Number: 20160380315
Provided are battery systems having multiple independently controlled sets of battery cells and method of using these systems to power, for example, drive trains of electric and hybrid vehicles. A battery system includes two or more sets of battery cells. Each set can be discharged and/or charged independently of another set based on different factors, such as a current power demand, power output capabilities of each set, and other like factors. One or multiple sets can be used to…

Device for Providing Body Temperature Regulation and/or Therapeutic Light Directed to Vasculature

Granted: December 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160367833
One bracelet embodiment provides therapeutic blood irradiation at a first wrist region using a first module, and body temperature regulation/irradiation at a second wrist region using a second module. A connector couples one end of the modules together, while an attachment band releasably couples the second ends together, for attachment to the wrist. The first module includes first and second distributed pluralities of lights respectively emitting 850 and 660 nm wavelengths, and a third…

PULSED LASER AND BIOANALYTIC SYSTEM

Granted: December 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160369332
Apparatus and methods for producing ultrashort optical pulses are described. A high-power, solid-state, passively mode-locked laser can be manufactured in a compact module that can be incorporated into a portable instrument for biological or chemical analyses. The pulsed laser may produce sub-100-ps optical pulses at a repetition rate commensurate with electronic data-acquisition rates. The optical pulses may excite samples in reaction chambers of the instrument, and be used to generate…

INTEGRATED DEVICE WITH EXTERNAL LIGHT SOURCE FOR PROBING DETECTING AND ANALYZING MOLECULES

Granted: December 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160370291
System and methods for analyzing single molecules and performing nucleic acid sequencing. An integrated device includes multiple pixels with sample wells configured to receive a sample, which when excited, emits radiation. The integrated device includes at least one waveguide configured to propagate excitation energy to the sample wells from a region of the integrated device configured to couple with an excitation energy source. A pixel may also include at least one element for directing…

INTEGRATED DEVICE WITH EXTERNAL LIGHT SOURCE FOR PROBING DETECTING AND ANALYZING MOLECULES

Granted: December 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160370292
System and methods for analyzing single molecules and performing nucleic acid sequencing. An integrated device includes multiple pixels with sample wells configured to receive a sample, which when excited, emits radiation. The integrated device includes at least one waveguide configured to propagate excitation energy to the sample wells from a region of the integrated device configured to couple with an excitation energy source. A pixel may also include at least one element for directing…

OPTICAL SOURCES FOR FLUORESCENT LIFETIME ANALYSIS

Granted: November 24, 2016
Application Number: 20160341664
Compact optical sources and methods for producing short and ultrashort optical pulses are described. A semiconductor laser or LED may be driven with a bipolar waveform to generate optical pulses with FWHM durations as short as approximately 85 ps having suppressed tail emission. The pulsed optical sources may be used for fluorescent lifetime analysis of biological samples and time-of-flight imaging, among other applications.

PULSED LASER AND BIOANALYTIC SYSTEM

Granted: November 24, 2016
Application Number: 20160344156
Apparatus and methods for producing ultrashort optical pulses are described. A high-power, solid-state, passively mode-locked laser can be manufactured in a compact module that can be incorporated into a portable instrument for biological or chemical analyses. The pulsed laser may produce sub-100-ps optical pulses at a repetition rate commensurate with electronic data-acquisition rates. The optical pulses may excite samples in reaction chambers of the instrument, and be used to generate…

TANKS FORMING RACK SUPERSTRUCTURE

Granted: November 17, 2016
Application Number: 20160332514
A tank formed rack structure comprising at least two modules affixed to each other via bases and a method of reduced weight vertical storage of fuel tanks for use in motor vehicles wherein the fuel tanks form a portion of the rack superstructure.

COOLING SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Granted: November 17, 2016
Application Number: 20160338231
The present disclosure provides fluid management methods and systems for cooling heat dissipating surfaces resulting in improved power output. The present disclosure also provides for apparatuses used to perform the methods of the present disclosure including liquid cooling systems with liquid cooling wells adapted to engage with the heat dissipating surfaces, with the liquid cooling wells having surfaces comprising one or more flow-modification elements.

DECOY BITS METHOD FOR DIRECT ENCRYPTION AND KEY GENERATION

Granted: September 29, 2016
Application Number: 20160285621
A new cryptographic technique is disclosed, called decoy bits method, which can be used to obtain near ideal information theoretic security in both quantum and classical key generation and data encryption, not only for raw security but also under known-plaintext attacks. The technique relates to a method of data encryption by insertion of random bits, called decoy bits, into a data sequence whereby the decoy bits are discarded upon decryption. The positions of the decoy bits are…

VAPOR DEPOSITION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Granted: August 18, 2016
Application Number: 20160237562
A deposition system includes a system housing having a housing interior, a fixture transfer assembly having a generally sloped fixture transfer rail extending through the housing interior, a plurality of processing chambers connected by the fixture transfer rail, a controller interfacing with the processing chambers and at least one fixture carrier assembly carried by the fixture transfer rail and adapted to contain one substrate. The fixture carrier assembly travels along the fixture…

QUANTUM KEY DISTRIBUTION TERMINAL AND SYSTEM

Granted: August 4, 2016
Application Number: 20160226598
Disclosed are a quantum key distribution terminal and system. An optical transceiving device and an electronics media board in a quantum key distribution system are organically integrated into a whole through an electronics back panel. A quantum key distribution terminal with a compact structure and a high integration level is provided, so that uniform testing, maintenance and management for various components in the quantum key distribution system can be realized, thereby realizing the…

System and Method for Improving Student Learning by Monitoring Student Cognitive State

Granted: July 14, 2016
Application Number: 20160203726
A system and method for improving student learning includes learning material that is presented to a student and a device that is used to acquire physiological data from the student in real time during a learning session. A cognitive assessment algorithm determines a cognitive state of the student using the physiological data, and a learning action algorithm modifies the presentation of the learning material in response to the student's cognitive state. The learning material can include…

THIN FILM LITHIUM CONDUCTING POWDER MATERIAL DEPOSITION FROM FLUX

Granted: June 16, 2016
Application Number: 20160172658
The present invention is directed to battery technologies and processing techniques thereof. In various embodiments, ceramic electrolyte powder material (or component thereof) is mixed with two or more flux to form a fluxed powder material. The fluxed powder material is shaped and heated again at a temperature less than 1100° C. to form a dense lithium conducting material. There are other variations and embodiments as well.

NANOCOMPOSITE PARTICLES OF CONVERSION CHEMISTRY AND MIXED ELECTRONIC IONIC CONDUCTOR MATERIALS

Granted: June 9, 2016
Application Number: 20160164135
Positive electrode films for a Li-secondary battery are provided. The films include composite particles including a mixed electronic ionic conductor (MEIC), a metal fluoride (MF), and optionally an electrically conductive additive comprising carbon. The films include a catholyte and a binder that are both in contact with the composite particle surfaces but not contained therein. The composite particles are characterized by a porosity of less than about 15% v/v at 25° C. Methods of…

INTEGRATED DEVICE FOR TEMPORAL BINNING OF RECEIVED PHOTONS

Granted: May 12, 2016
Application Number: 20160133668
An integrated circuit includes a photodetection region configured to receive incident photons. The photodetection region is configured to produce a plurality of charge carriers in response to the incident photons. The integrated circuit also includes at least one charge carrier storage region. The integrated circuit also includes a charge carrier segregation structure configured to selectively direct charge carriers of the plurality of charge carriers into the at least one charge carrier…

Using a Cavity to Polarize a Spin Ensemble

Granted: April 21, 2016
Application Number: 20160109540
In some aspects, polarization of a spin ensemble can be increased using cavity-based techniques. A resonator applies drive field to a spin ensemble in a static magnetic field. The drive field couples the spin ensemble with a cavity, and the coupling increases the polarization of the spin ensemble. In some cases, the cavity is detuned from the spin- resonance frequency, and the Rabi frequency associated with the drive field can be matched to the cavity detuning.

CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Granted: April 14, 2016
Application Number: 20160105705
Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention provide an electronic marketplace that matches units of content from secondary content providers with suitable vacancies from primary content providers. Vacancies may constitute, or be included in, any digital transmission containers, such as a television or radio programming, web pages, and the like. Specifically, the electronic marketplace automatically matches content offered by secondary content…