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Date/App# patent app List of recent Electrical Signal-related patents
05/19/16
20160143163 
 Dual function magnetic door cover patent thumbnailnew patent Dual function magnetic door cover
An electrical product includes a housing with a movable cover and, at least one module receiving slot which can be closed by the cover. The housing carries control circuits.
Honeywell International Inc.


05/19/16
20160142832 
 Signal amplifier patent thumbnailnew patent Signal amplifier
A hearing prosthesis circuit includes a power source, a first amplifier coupled to the power source, and a second amplifier coupled to the power source. The circuit also includes a stimulation component coupled to the first amplifier and the second amplifier.

05/19/16
20160142828 
 Micro phone sensor patent thumbnailnew patent Micro phone sensor
A microphone, that increases sensitivity without a separate circuit is provided. The microphone includes an audio detection module having a vibration film that outputs capacitance signals by vibrating audio introduced from the exterior and a piezoresistive element that outputs a piezoresistive signal by a sound pressure of the audio.
Hyundai Motor Company


05/19/16
20160142795 
 Portable electronic device formeasuring a physical quantity patent thumbnailnew patent Portable electronic device formeasuring a physical quantity
A portable electronic device for measuring a physical quantity has at least one sensor device that measures and converts the value or variation of a physical quantity into an analog electrical signal and an electronic device, which acquires the analog electrical signal, converts it into digital format and calculates the engineering value in real time. The device includes two distinct physical units: the first physical unit is a smart mobile electronic device, having an electrical input connecting port for a microphone jack connector, a sound card provided to receive input signals from the connecting port and send them to a processing unit, connected to the card for processing and subsequent emission and/or storage as an output by way of corresponding emission and/or storage; the second physical unit includes the at least one electrical/electronic sensor device, a jack connector corresponding to the microphone connecting port on the first unit, and an electrical/electronic component that converts the analog electrical signal into a frequency value and transmits it to the output jack connector; and wherein the first physical unit includes hardware and software that: receive the analog electrical signal, generated by the at least one sensor device, in the connecting port and convert it into a series of discrete values, the number of which in one second corresponds to the sampling frequency of the smart mobile electronic device; acquire and read the discrete sampled values, in binary data format; store the data in a buffer memory; read the buffer memory and decode the binary data into numerical data; calculate the value of the frequency of the sampled signal by way of a dedicated algorithm; convert, using dedicated software means, the calculated frequency value into a corresponding engineering value for the physical quantity measured, in real time, such that the engineering value for the physical quantity measured is emitted as an output by means of the smart mobile electronic device..

05/19/16
20160142653 
 Image sensor and  outputting data from the image sensor patent thumbnailnew patent Image sensor and outputting data from the image sensor
An image sensor capable of implementing a global shutter mode and a rolling shutter mode is provided. The image sensor includes a row driver, a pixel array, an analog-to-digital converter, and an output compensating circuit.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142634 
 Stabilizer for an optical device and electronic device comprising the same patent thumbnailnew patent Stabilizer for an optical device and electronic device comprising the same
There is provided a stabilizer for an optical device that forms part of an electronic device and an electronic device including the stabilizer. The stabilizer includes two first actuators, each of which includes a first coil assembly and a first block of ferromagnetic material, each of the two first coil assemblies being configured to generate, in response to a first electrical signal applied thereto, a first attraction force toward a respective first block of ferromagnetic material, the first blocks of ferromagnetic material being attached to a socket for the optical device; and a rotating device configured to rotate the socket around an optical axis of the optical device in response to the first attraction force.
Nokia Technologies Oy


05/19/16
20160142171 
 Signal detection circuit and optical transmission equipment patent thumbnailnew patent Signal detection circuit and optical transmission equipment
A signal detection circuit includes: a first optical filter configured to filter an optical signal carrying a frequency modulated signal with a first transmission band; a second optical filter configured to filter the optical signal with a second transmission band; a first photo detector configured to convert the output light of the first optical filter into a first electrical signal; a second photo detector configured to convert the output light of the second optical filter into a second electrical signal; a difference circuit configured to output a signal representing a difference between the first electrical signal and the second electrical signal; and a detector configured to detect the frequency modulated signal based on the output signal of the difference circuit.. .
Fujitsu Limited


05/19/16
20160142162 
 Monitoring the quality of a communication channel supported by a sliding contact patent thumbnailnew patent Monitoring the quality of a communication channel supported by a sliding contact
A method for monitoring the quality of a communication channel supported by a sliding contact, the method comprising the following steps: controlling (401) the application of a continuous electrical signal onto one of the elements of the sliding contact, receiving (402) a plurality of values (v(n)) of electrical signals measured on the other of the elements of the sliding contact, estimating (408) from said plurality of measured values, a variance parameter value, comparing (409) the variance parameter value with a threshold (thr) and, on the basis of the result of the comparison, generating a signal (channel_ok, channel_nok) representative of the quality of the communication channel.. .
Mersen France Amiens Sas


05/19/16
20160142148 
 A device and a  generating an electrical signal with a suppressed frequency band patent thumbnailnew patent A device and a generating an electrical signal with a suppressed frequency band
Abstract disclosed herein is a notch filter and a method for generating an electrical signal with a suppressed frequency band. The filter generates an optical signal by modulating a modulation optical wave with an electrical signal to generate first and second sidebands.
The University Of Sydney


05/19/16
20160141746 
 Electronic device including antenna patent thumbnailnew patent Electronic device including antenna
An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a body including a communication module, and at least one first conductive contact configured to transmit electrical signals to and receive electrical signals from the communication module; and at least one strap removably connected to the body, the at least one strap including an antenna therein, and at least one second conductive contact configured to transmit electrical signals to and receive electrical signals from the antenna, the one strap being configured to removably connect to the body, such that at least a portion of the at least one first conductive contact is electrically connected to the at least one second conductive contact..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160140380 
new patent

Fingerprint sensors


A sensor for detecting fingerprints is provided having first and second substrates, a two-dimensional array of sensing elements formed on the first substrate, and a plurality of thin-film transistors or tfts for controlling the sensing elements at pixel location along the array. Each of the sensing elements detects one of electrical signals (e.g., capacitance, resistance, or impedance), temperature, or light via one of the first or second substrates representative of one or more fingerprints.
Cross Match Technologies, Inc.


05/19/16
20160139200 
new patent

Systems and laser voltage imaging state mapping


An apparatus and method for laser probing of a dut is disclosed. The system enables laser voltage imaging state mapping of devices within the dut.
Dcg Systems, Inc.


05/19/16
20160138075 
new patent

Determining usability of analytical test strip


A system for determining usability of an analytical test strip includes a sample chamber to receive a fluid sample, a reagent in the sample chamber having a moisture-varying impedance, and two detection electrodes contacting the reagent. A test meter applies an ac waveform across the reagent via the detection electrodes while measuring an impedance of the reagent.
Cilag Gmbh International


05/19/16
20160136971 
new patent

Media height detection system for a printing apparatus


A media height detection system is used in connection with an inkjet printer. A filament is disposed above the process path and transverse to the process direction.
Xerox Corporation


05/19/16
20160136769 
new patent

Milling system


In one example, a method including controlling milling of a component via a milling system, the milling system including a spindle, a tool holder coupled to the spindle, the tool holder configured to receive a milling tool; and the milling tool configured to remove at least a portion of the component via milling while the milling tool is rotated by the spindle and tool holder, wherein the milling system is configured to conduct an electrical signal between the milling tool and component during milling of the component when the milling tool is not broken; monitoring the electrical signal conducted between the milling tool and component; and determining whether the milling tool is broken based on the monitored electrical signal.. .
Rolls-royce Corporation


05/19/16
20160135865 
new patent

Diagnostic guidewire for cryoablation sensing and pressure monitoring


A method and system for performing pulmonary vein isolation, mapping, and assessing pulmonary vein occlusion using a single device. The device may generally include an ablation element, such as a cryoballoon, and a sensing component slidably disposed within a lumen of the device and bearing one or more mapping electrodes and one or more pressure sensors.
Medtronic Cryocath Lp


05/19/16
20160135688 
new patent

Object information acquiring apparatus


Provided is an object information acquiring apparatus including: a holding member that has a curvature and holds an object; a conversion element that receives an acoustic wave propagating from the object via the holding member and outputs an electrical signal; a driving unit that moves at least one of the conversion element and the holding member so that an acoustic wave reception surface of the conversion element is not parallel to a tangential plane of the holding member at a position at which a normal line of the acoustic wave reception surface drawn from the conversion element crosses the holding member; and an information processor that acquires specific information inside the object using the electrical signal.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


05/12/16
20160134976 

Optical electro-mechanical hearing devices with separate power and signal components


A device to transmit an audio signal comprises at least one light source configured to transmit the audio signal with at least one wavelength of light. At least one detector is configured to detect the audio signal and generate at least one electrical signal in response to the at least one wavelength of light.
Earlens Corporation


05/12/16
20160134975 

Microphone with trimming


A microphone includes a microelectromechanical system (mems) device, an amplifier, and an attenuation apparatus. The mems device converts acoustic energy into electrical signals.
Knowles Electronics, Llc


05/12/16
20160134973 

Secure audio sensor


Providing security features in an audio sensor is presented herein. A micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) microphone can include an acoustic membrane that converts an acoustic signal into an electrical signal; an electronic amplifier that increases an amplitude of the electrical signal to generate an amplified signal; and switch(es) configured to prevent propagation of a direct current (dc) voltage source to the mems microphone; prevent propagation of the dc voltage source to the electronic amplifier; prevent propagation of the electrical signal to the electronic amplifier; and/or prevent propagation of the amplified signal to an external device..
Invensense, Inc.


05/12/16
20160134969 

Low noise differential microphone arrays


A differential microphone array includes a number (m) of microphone sensors for converting sound to a number of electrical signals, and a processor, operably coupled to the microphone sensors, to specify a target differential order (n) for the differential microphone array, and wherein m>n+1, specify a steering matrix d comprising n+1 steering vectors, calculate a respective one of a plurality of linearly specify a steering matrix d comprising n+1 steering vectors-constrained minimum variance filters based on the steering matrix, apply the respective one of the plurality of linearly-constrained minimum variance filters to a respective one of the electrical signals to calculate a respective frequency response of the electrical signals, wherein the respective frequency response comprises a plurality of components associated with a plurality of subbands, and sum the frequency responses of the electrical signals with respect to each subband to calculate an estimated frequency spectrum of the sound.. .

05/12/16
20160134951 

System, supporting multiple-interfaces for optical fiber communication


A multiple-interface apparatus and method and networking device including the same. The multiple-interface apparatus including: a plurality of system side lanes configured to connect to an electrical signal source; and a plurality of line side lanes, wherein the number of the plurality of line side lanes matches the number of the plurality of system side lanes, including: a first set of line side lanes configured to connect to a first optical transceiver module; and a second set of line side lanes configured to connect to a second optical transceiver module; a mode selector module that can be set to transmit the electrical signal to the first optical transceiver module on the first set of line side lanes or the second optical transceiver module on the second set of line side lanes; and an adaptation module to adapt the electrical signal for at least one of the first set of line side lanes or the second set of line side lanes..
Sandvine Incorporated Ulc


05/12/16
20160134705 

Digital sensor for a can network of a vehicle


Digital sensor for a can network of a vehicle, comprising a casing (4) which comprises a first portion (56) provided with a housing (60) capable of receiving a first electrical cable (8) and a second electrical cable (10), said first portion (56) receiving a first electrical component (24) and a second electrical component (26) respectively arranged opposite said housing (60), and which first electrical component (24) and second electrical component (26) each have a substantially flat surface adapted to constitute a capacitive element with respectively a portion (14) of said first electrical cable (8) and a portion (16) of said second electrical cable (10), such that, when said first electrical cable (8) and said second electrical cable (10) are received in said housing (60) and each carry a respective can digital signal, said first electrical component (24) and said second electrical component (26) carry an electrical signal corresponding to the digital can signal respectively carried on said first electrical cable (8) and on said second electrical cable (10), and a second portion (58) receiving an electronic circuitry (6) connected to said first electrical component (24) and said second electrical component (26), and arranged on the one hand to process the electrical signals which they carry in order to rebuild a first analogue signal and a second analogue signal which reflect the digital can signal respectively carried by the first electrical cable (8) and the second electrical cable (10), and on the other hand to transform the first analogue signal and the second analogue signal into respective digital can signals towards an output (12) connected to said electronic circuitry (6).. .
Masternaut Holdings Limited


05/12/16
20160134365 

Optical signal monitoring and control method, signal monitoring apparatus and optical network system


An optical signal monitoring and control method including receiving a first optical signal, performing optical-to-electrical conversion on the first optical signal, and outputting a converted first electrical signal, monitoring the first electrical signal, and acquiring a monitored power of the first electrical signal, adjusting the monitored power of the first electrical signal according to a target monitored power of the first electrical signal, and outputting a second electrical signal, and performing optical-to-electrical conversion on the second electrical signal according to a correspondence between the target monitored power of the first electrical signal and a target extinction ratio of the first optical signal, and outputting a converted second optical signal, where the second optical signal is an optical signal that has a target extinction ratio. The method implements precise control on an extinction ratio of an optical signal..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160134041 

Edge-mounted coaxial connector


A coaxial connector includes a housing configured to be mounted to an edge of a circuit board, and coaxial contacts held by the housing. The coaxial contacts include coaxial contact pairs having a signal contact and a ground contact arranged coaxially with the signal contact of the same coaxial contact pair.
Tyco Electronics Corporation


05/12/16
20160133601 

Wafer-level stack chip package and manufacturing the same


A semiconductor product in the form of a stack chip package and a method of manufacturing the same, where a plurality of semiconductor chips are stacked one on another so as to enable the exchange of electrical signals between the semiconductor chips, and where a conductive layer is included for inputting and outputting signals to and from individual chips. A stack chip package having a compact size may, for example, be manufactured by stacking, on a first semiconductor chip, a second semiconductor chip having a smaller surface area by means of interconnection structures so as to enable the exchange of electrical signals between the first and second semiconductor chips, and by using a conductive layer for inputting and outputting signals to and from individual semiconductor chips, in lieu of a thick substrate.
Amkor Technology, Inc.


05/12/16
20160131838 

Hybrid photonic and electronic integrated circuits


A sequence of processing steps presented herein is used to embed an optical signal path within an array of nanowires, using only one lithography step. Using the techniques disclosed, it is not necessary to mask electrical features while forming optical features, and vice versa.
Stmicroelectronics, Inc.


05/12/16
20160131746 

System and testing operability of a lens and selected transducer elements of an acoustic probe


A system and method for testing an acoustic probe is provided. The system includes an electric signal generator connected to transmit an electric generator signal into selected transducer elements of the acoustic probe.
General Electric Company


05/12/16
20160130843 

Low voltage backup assembly for electronic latch


A door handle and actuation assembly for opening a door of a vehicle includes a striker and a latch assembly. The latch assembly includes a latch biased to engage the striker to secure the vehicle door in a closed position.
Adac Plastics, Inc.


05/12/16
20160129248 

Topical neurological stimulation


A topical nerve stimulator patch and system are provided comprising a dermal patch; an electrical signal generator associated with the patch; a signal receiver to activate the electrical signal generator; a power source for the electrical signal generator associated with the patch; an electrical signal activation device; and a nerve feedback sensor.. .

05/12/16
20160128657 

Portable cadmium zinc telluride (czt) image identification system


There is provided a portable cadmium zinc telluride image identification system that uses an x-ray source with a novel sensing mitt that can be worn or held by the user. The sensing mitt is connected to a display that may be a stand-alone display, worn as glasses or otherwise integrated into the sensing mitt.
University Of Rochester


05/12/16
20160128605 

Apparatus for calculating a parameter of a skin surface area


Provided is a mobile autonomous apparatus (1) for measuring and analysing at least one parameter representing the fat of a skin surface area comprising at least one probe (10) comprising at least two pairs of electrodes intended to come into contact with the skin surface area defining a frrst pair of injecting electrodes (11, 12), and a second pair ofreceiving electrodes (13, 14) for measuring the response to the injection, an energy source (5) for producing, at the frrst pair of injecting electrodes (11, 12), a variable electrical signal with a current of intensity i included in the range [60 μa to 4000 μa] and a frequency included in the range [1 k hz to 1000 khz], a data processing and control unit (cpu) for determining the elements relative to the bio-impedance (z) of said area and said at least one parameter representing the cellulite of the skin surface area.. .
Seb S.a.


05/12/16
20160128596 

Fully reconfigurable modular body-worn sensors


A system is disclosed including: one or more electroencephalography (eeg) sensor nodes in a fully reconfigurable sensor network configured to detect electrical signals indicating activity of a brain of a subject and to transmit signal information relating to the detected electrical signals, each eeg sensor node embodying an analog front end (afe) circuit, and a centralized command control node (ccn) in the sensor network in communication with the one or more eeg sensor nodes and configured to receive the transmitted signal information from the one or more eeg sensor nodes and to perform a processing technique on the received information resulting in processed signal data, wherein the one or more eeg sensor nodes are configured to detect the electrical signals without a driven right leg (drl) circuit in the sensor network.. .
The University Of Memphis


05/12/16
20160128556 

Video laryngoscope


A video laryngoscope includes a handle, a blade, a lens, a photo sensor, and an output terminal. The blade is connected to the handle.

05/12/16
20160128389 

Mems-based sensor for an aerosol delivery device


An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a housing, microelectromechanical systems-based (mems-based) sensor and microprocessor. The mems-based sensor is within the housing and configured to detect a pressure on the mems-based sensor caused by airflow through at least a portion of the housing.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


05/12/16
20160128316 

A chondrichthyan repelling system


Described is a chondrichthyan repelling system comprising at least one fin comprising at least one electrically conductive electrode for connection to an electrical signal generator. In use, the electrical signal generator generates electrical signals to the at least one electrode to thereby radiate an electrical field which repels chondrichthyans.
Seachange Technology Holdings Pty Ltd


05/12/16
20160128275 

Robotic mower contact detection system


A robotic mower contact detection system includes a flexible and deformable bumper, a force sensing element embedded in the bumper and providing electrical signals, and a vehicle control unit receiving the electrical signals from the force sensing element and reversing rotation of a pair of traction drive motors if the electrical signals meet specified criteria.. .
Deere & Company


05/05/16
20160127829 

Self-voice occlusion mitigation in headsets


A device includes an ear occlude, an output transducer that is acoustically coupled to an ear canal of a wearer of the device, a voice microphone configured to generate a first electrical signal that is proportional to a voice-generated sound pressure at the microphone, and signal processing circuitry, electrically coupled to the output transducer and the microphone, including a compensator configured to generate, from the first electrical signal, a second electrical signal, and output the second electrical signal to the output transducer, wherein the compensator is tuned to cause goe, a ratio of a sound pressure within the ear canal to a voice-generated sound pressure at a mouth reference point when the ear is occluded and electronically-aided to be approximately equal to gu, a ratio of the sound pressure within the ear canal to the voice-generated sound pressure at the mouth reference point when the ear is unoccluded.. .
Bose Corporation


05/05/16
20160127049 

Reduction of effects of signal-signal beat interference in optical transport systems


Disclosed herein is an optical transport system configured to transport an amplitude-modulated optical signal generated at the transmitter using single-sideband modulation of an optical carrier and detected at the receiver using direct optical detection. The receiver is configured to estimate the level of signal-signal beat interference (ssbi) in the electrical signal generated upon direct detection of the received optical signal by first converting this electrical signal into a modified baseband signal configured for single-sideband modulation and then squaring and appropriately scaling this modified baseband signal.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.


05/05/16
20160127039 

Method and system for implementing visible-light communication, sending apparatus, and receiving apparatus


A method and system for implementing visible light communication, a sending apparatus and a receiving apparatus are disclosed. The method includes: after performing constellation modulation on data to be sent, a sending end mapping a modulated signal to a corresponding luminescent light source and transmitting the data to be sent through an optical signal; a receiving end converting a received optical signal into an electrical signal, and determining a constellation modulation signal according to a luminescent light source corresponding to the received signal, and demodulating the constellation modulation signal to obtain received data..
Zte Corporation


05/05/16
20160127010 

Predictive recommendation engine


Systems and methods for alerting a user device when an objective is mastered according to a piecewise gaussian distribution updated according to a bayesian method are disclosed herein. The system can include a user device having a network interface to exchange data with a server via a communication network, and an i/o subsystem to convert electrical signals to user interpretable outputs user interface.
Pearson Education, Inc.


05/05/16
20160126735 

Method and removal of harmonic noise


An apparatus for removing harmonic noise from a power transmission line transmitting electricity at a primary frequency includes a filter and a controller coupled to the sensor and to an actuator-generator. The filter separates electricity at a harmonic of a primary frequency from the electrical signal transmitted by the power transmission line.
Elwha Llc


05/05/16
20160126402 

Systems and methods for detectors having improved internal electrical fields


A radiation detector is provided including a cathode, an anode, and a semiconductor wafer. The semiconductor wafer has opposed first and second surfaces.
General Electric Company


05/05/16
20160126371 

Semiconductor optical sensor


A semiconductor optical sensor includes a plurality of sensing units and to senses an incident optical signal to generate an electrical signal. One of the sensing units includes a substrate, an optical sensing element, a lens and an optical shielding element.
Artilux Inc.


05/05/16
20160126121 

Sensor system for semiconductor manufacturing apparatus


A chamber monitoring system may include a parallel architecture in which a single sensor control system is coupled to a number of different processing chamber control board sensor lines. In an illustrative embodiment, a single rotation sensor such as a tachometer may reside in a central control unit remote from the processing chambers such that rotation data may be processed by a single system and thereafter routed according to a variety of different network communication protocols to the main system controller, a factory interface, or both.
Applied Materials, Inc.


05/05/16
20160126068 

Diagnosis system for pulsed plasma


A diagnosis system for pulsed plasma includes an optical emission sensor (oes) to receive light generated the pulsed plasma, the pulsed plasma having been generated in accordance with a pulse signal, a digitizer to synchronize the electrical signal with the pulse signal, and an analyzer to analyze the synchronized electrical signal.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160126054 

Method and device for the reduction of flashover-related transient electrical signals between the acceleration section of an x-ray tube and a high-voltage source


The invention relates to a method for the reduction of flashover-related damage to a testing assembly comprising an x-ray tube with an acceleration section and a high-voltage source. To this end, the invention proposes the use of a special high-voltage resistant cable for the electrically conductive connection of the high-voltage source with the acceleration section.
Ge Sensing & Inspection Technologies Gmbh


05/05/16
20160125200 

Methods and systems for network-based analysis, intervention, and anonymization


Systems and method for alerting a user device based on a proposed anonymization of a contribution to a conversation thread via one or several location-based anonymization rules are disclosed herein. The system can include a user device that can have location-determining features that can determine a physical location of the user device; a network interface that can exchange data with a server via a communication network; and an i/o subsystem that can convert electrical signals to user-interpretable outputs in a user interface.
Pearson Education, Inc.


05/05/16
20160124776 

Process for controlling a processing unit improving the management of the tasks to be executed, and corresponding processing unit


A process controls a processing unit in the presence of a task being executed by the processing unit. The processing unit includes at least one external input electrically connected to a corresponding output of the processing unit, and is associated with a level of priority of execution.
Stmicroelectronics (rousset) Sas


05/05/16
20160124561 

Cover for an electronic device and electronic device with a cover


The invention relates to a cover comprising a decoration 11 which is visible to a user when the cover is connected to an electronic device. In order to enhance the functions provided by such a cover, it is proposed that the cover further comprises contact sensitive means 22, 23 arranged such that they generate an electrical signal when a part 12 of the decoration 11 associated to the contact sensitive means 22, 23 is touched, and connection means 24, 25 for electrically connecting the contact sensitive means 22, 23 to processing means.
Nokia Technologies Oy


05/05/16
20160124252 

Method of manufacturing curved display apparatus


A method of manufacturing a curved display apparatus is disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes forming a curved display panel including a plurality of pixels and a controller configured to respectively apply a plurality of electrical signals to the pixels.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160124220 

Lens system and method


An optical system includes a first deformable lens having a membrane with a deformable portion and having a filler material. The optical system also includes a corrective fixed lens.

05/05/16
20160124091 

Distance measurement device


A distance measurement device according to one aspect of the present invention includes a photoelectric conversion device which includes a light receiving unit, a charge storage unit, a charge discharge unit, and a gate electrode, a controller which controls an irradiation timing of pulse light having a pulse width which is sufficiently shorter than response time of the light receiving unit to an object and performs control to generate control pulse voltages having at least two kinds of phases based on the irradiation timing and to apply it to the gate electrode, a charge reading unit which reads a first and second charges stored in the charge storage unit according to the applications of the respective control pulse voltages having two kinds of phases as a first and second electrical signals, and a calculation unit which calculates a distance to the object based on the first and second electrical signals.. .
National University Corporation Shizuoka University


05/05/16
20160123802 

Light-monitoring method and system


Light exposure from at least one light source is received with a light detector of a light monitor that includes at least one of (a) an output device and (b) a communication device transported by a user. The light detector converts the light exposure into an electrical signal, and the current time of day at which the light exposure is received is recorded.
Goodlux Technology, Llc


05/05/16
20160122037 

Safety device for an extension socket


A socket system for the protection against lightening of an aircraft disposed between a connection terminal of the aircraft and an end connector of a generator set powered by a power supply cable having several electrical conductors includes an extension socket connected between the end connector and the connection terminal and a safety device including in a housing made of electrically insulating material, and clipping means designed to clip an electrical signal. The installation of such a safety device prevents the propagation of an electrical overvoltage beyond the safety device..
Airbus Operations Sas


05/05/16
20160120563 

Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue


Various forms are directed to systems and methods for driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument. A generator may generate at least one electrical signal.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


05/05/16
20160120435 

Methods, systems, and assemblies for measuring bioelectrical signals of intra-abdominal organs


The present disclosure discuses systems and methods for detecting and recording bioelectric signals, and specifically bioelectrical signals generated by abdominal organs, such as the uterus. The disclosure discusses area electrodes and arrays of area electrodes.
University Of Tennessee Research Foundation


05/05/16
20160120428 

Digitally invertible universal amplifier for recording and processing of bioelectric signals


A system for measuring electrical signals in a biological subject includes a variable gain amplifier with a predetermined transfer function that generates amplified signals corresponding to an input from electrical signals in the biological subject over a predetermined range of frequencies and amplification gain levels, an analog to digital converter generating digital data corresponding to the amplified signals, and a signal processing device receiving the digital data for the plurality of amplified signals. The signal processing device applies an inversion filter with another transfer function that is an inverse of the transfer function of the variable gain amplifier to remove an effect of the transfer function from the digital data, and generates an output signal corresponding to the electrical signals in the subject with reference to the filtered digital data..
Indiana University Research And Technology Corporation


04/28/16
20160119057 

Method and system for silicon photonics wavelength division multiplexing transceivers


Methods and systems for silicon photonics wavelength division multiplexing transceivers are disclosed and may include, in a transceiver integrated in a silicon photonics chip: generating a first modulated output optical signal at a first wavelength utilizing a first electrical signal, generating a second modulated output optical signal at a second wavelength utilizing a second electrical signal, communicating the first and second modulated output optical signals into an optical fiber coupled to the chip utilizing a multiplexing grating coupler in the chip. A received input optical signal may be split into a modulated input optical signal at the first wavelength and a modulated input optical signal at the second wavelength utilizing a demultiplexing grating coupler in the chip.
Luxtera, Inc.


04/28/16
20160118993 

Micro-electro-mechanical systems (mems), apparatus, and operating methods thereof


A method that comprises converting a first electrical signal to a second electrical signal using a converter coupled between a micro-mechanical structure and an analog-to-digital converter (adc). The method also comprises actuating a switch to selectively interpolate at least one datum between two neighboring converted second electrical signals based on a selected clock signal, wherein the selected clock signal is one of a plurality of clock signals, each clock signals of the plurality of clock signals has a corresponding frequency, and the selected clock signal corresponds to an operating mode of the micro-mechanical structure..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118434 

Metal shielding layer in backside illumination image sensor chips and methods for forming the same


A device includes a semiconductor substrate having a front side and a backside. A photo-sensitive device is disposed at a surface of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the photo-sensitive device is configured to receive a light signal from the backside of the semiconductor substrate, and convert the light signal to an electrical signal.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


04/28/16
20160116611 

Apparatus and detecting x-ray, and x-ray imaging system


A method and apparatus for detecting an x-ray, the apparatus includes a detector which comprises a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels for detecting an x-ray transmitted by a body to be examined are arranged in a matrix form, a read-out unit which reads out electrical signals corresponding to the detected x-ray from the pixel array, and a reset controller which controls the pixel array to be reset after the x ray is detected, by performing switching so that the plurality of pixels of the pixel array are commonly connected to the reset power source.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160116607 

Radiation detector, scintillator panel, and manufacturing the same


According to the embodiment, a radiation detector includes a photoelectric conversion substrate converting light to an electrical signal and a scintillator layer being in contact with the photoelectric conversion substrate and converting externally incident radiation to light. The scintillator layer is made of a phosphor containing tl as an activator in csi, which is a halide.
Toshiba Electron Tubes & Devices Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160116409 

Color-sensitive image sensor with embedded microfluidics and associated methods


A color-sensitive image sensor with embedded microfluidics includes a silicon substrate having (a) at least one recess partly defining at least one embedded microfluidic channel and (b) a plurality of photosensitive regions for generating position-sensitive electrical signals in response to light from the at least one recess, wherein at least two of the photosensitive regions are respectively located at at least two mutually different depth ranges, relative to the at least one recess, to provide color information. A wafer-level manufacturing method produces a plurality of such color-sensitive image sensors.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.


04/28/16
20160116337 

Spectroscopy systems and methods using quantum cascade laser arrays with lenses


A spectroscopy system includes an array of quantum cascade lasers (qcls) that emits an array of non-coincident laser beams. A lens array coupled to the qcl array substantially collimates the laser beams, which propagate along parallel optical axes towards a sample.
Pendar Technologies, Llc


04/28/16
20160116270 

Detecting device


A detecting device for detecting damage to a blade includes a transmission mechanism and a conducting mechanism engaged with the transmission mechanism. The transmission mechanism includes a transmission member, a sliding member coupled to the transmission member, and a support base.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160114431 

System and methods for real-time enhancement of build parameters of a component


A direct metal laser melting (dmlm) system includes a laser device configured to generate a melt pool in a powder bed based on a build parameter. In addition, the dmlm system includes a confocal optical system directed at the melt pool and configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the melt pool.
General Electric Company


04/28/16
20160114327 

System for thermal cycling of microfluidic samples


A thermal cycler for a microfluidic device includes a controller operable to provide a series of electrical signals, a heat sink, and a heating element in thermal communication with the heat sink and operable to receive the series of electrical signals from the controller. The thermal cycler also includes a thermal chuck in thermal communication with the heating element.
Fluidigm Corporation


04/28/16
20160114169 

Sensing and atrial-synchronized ventricular pacing in an intracardiac pacemaker


An intracardiac pacemaker is configured to receive a cardiac electrical signal developed across a pair of electrodes coupled to the pacemaker and detect a crossing of a first sensing threshold of the cardiac electrical signal. A pacing escape interval timer is set to a first pacing escape interval in response to the cardiac electrical signal crossing the first sensing threshold.
Medtronic, Inc.


04/28/16
20160114168 

Sensing and atrial-synchronized ventricular pacing in an intracardiac pacemaker


A pacemaker implantable in a chamber of a patient's heart is configured to produce a filtered cardiac electrical signal by filtering a raw cardiac signal by an adjustable filter of a sensing module of the pacemaker. The sensing module is configured to receive the raw cardiac electrical signal comprising r-waves, t-waves and p-waves via electrodes coupled to the sensing module.
Medtronic, Inc.


04/28/16
20160114162 

Sensing and atrial-synchronized ventricular pacing in an intracardiac pacemaker


An intracardiac pacemaker is configured to filter a raw cardiac electrical signal received by the pacemaker to produce a filtered cardiac electrical signal, analyzes the filtered cardiac electrical signal to establish cardiac event sensing criteria that discriminate p-waves from t-waves and r-waves all present in the raw cardiac electrical signal, and sense the p-waves from the filtered cardiac electrical signal when the established cardiac event sensing criteria are met. Sensed p-waves may be used for controlling atrial-synchronized ventricular pacing delivered by the pacemaker..
Medtronic, Inc.


04/28/16
20160114149 

Electrode system for transdermal conduction of electric signals, and a use thereof


There is disclosed a system of electrodes used for transdermal conduction of electrical signals and a method of use thereof, the system comprising a plurality of electrode parts connected by means of electrical conductors to electric impedance tomography apparatuses, as well as other devices, the parts being secured to an outer side of a flexible and porous blade coated on both sides thereof by layers of electrically conductive and adhesive materials, such electrically conductive and adhesive materials being in mutual contact through the pores of the blade, the inner face of the latter being removably secured, by means of adhesion, to the patient. The invention comprises means for positioning the electrode parts, as well as means for external protection thereof and of their respective conductors..
Timpel S.a.


04/28/16
20160113585 

Pulse wave sensor and semiconductor module


A pulse wave sensor includes: a white led emitting white light to a human body; a g sensor converting, into a first electrical signal, green light included in light emitted from the white led and reflected within the human body; an r sensor converting, into a second electrical signal, red light included in the light emitted from the white led and reflected within the human body; and an arithmetic control unit configured to generate a signal showing a heart rate based on a level difference between the first electrical signal and the second electrical signal. Therefore, a distance between the g sensor and the r sensor does not have to be increased, so that an apparatus can be reduced in size..
Rohm Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160113544 

Compliant wearable patch capable of measuring electrical signals


A wearable patch capable of wireless communications includes an elastic layer, an adhesive layer under the elastic layer, and a shearable electrode layer that includes: a support substrate comprising one or more openings so positioned to allow the shearable electrode layer to be sheared and elongated, and breathable, an upper electrode layer on the support substrate, and a lower electrode layer under the support substrate. The support substrate can include a via that is conductively connected to the upper electrode layer and the lower electrode layer.
Vivalnk Limited (cayman Islands)


04/28/16
20160113536 

Method and selection and use of virtual sensing vectors


A medical device is configured to receive at least two physical cardiac electrical signals from a patient's heart via electrodes defining at least two physical sensing vectors. The medical device determines a signal feature for each of a plurality of virtual sensing vectors extending at a plurality of angles relative to one of the at least two physical sensing vectors during a known cardiac rhythm, compares the determined signal features and establishes criteria for confirming a suspected condition in response to the comparing..
Medtronic, Inc.


04/28/16
20160113506 

Acoustic wave detection device and acoustic wave detection method


An acoustic wave detection device comprises an interference film formed of two opposing reflective layers; a first light source configured to irradiate light to the interference film and capable of changing a wavelength of the light; a photodetector configured to detect an intensity of reflected light; a signal acquisition unit configured to acquire an electrical signal based on a change of the intensity of the reflected light; a wavelength acquisition unit configured to acquire a reference wavelength, which is a wavelength of the measurement light emitted when measurement is performed on a first point on the interference film; and a wavelength control unit configured to determine the wavelength of the measurement light emitted when the measurement is performed on a second point on the interference film based on the reference wavelength.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


04/28/16
20160113495 

Oral health monitoring method and apparatus and electronic device using the same


A health monitoring apparatus including: an optical assembly is configured to: emit a light on a target surface; receive the light reflected from the target surface; collimate the reflected light; and filter the collimated light in a preset wavelength range; and an electronic interface operatively coupled to the optical assembly configured to: trigger the optical assembly; obtain an electrical signal from the optical assembly corresponding to the filtered light; generate data by converting the obtained electrical signals; and transmit the data to an electronic device.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/21/16
20160112812 

Implantable auditory prosthesis with floating mass transducer


Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to an implantable auditory prosthesis that comprises a transducer configured to be implanted in a recipient. The transducer comprises at least one bender element (e.g., piezoelectric element, magnetorestrictive element, etc.) that is configured to deform in response to application of an electrical signal thereto so as to generate vibration for delivery to the recipient.

04/21/16
20160112780 

Interconnection system, apparatus, and data transmission method


An interconnection system, an apparatus, and a data transmission method. In the interconnection system, to-be-transmitted data is converted into a data packet in an optical signal form for transmission, and a control packet corresponding to the data packet is transmitted in an electrical signal form and includes routing information of the data packet.

04/21/16
20160112224 

Determining a representation of an electrical signal


The invention relates to a method, systems, computer program, and computer-readable medium for reducing artefacts (speckling) which may appear to be noise/errors in a representation of an electrical signal. An eye pattern representation of a digital bit stream signal can be used for determining a range of signal quality characteristics, and can be generated from measurements of the proportion of ones and zeroes detected when sampling the signal at both at a reference data sampling position within a bit period and at a range of offset sampling positions.

04/21/16
20160112144 

Electrical conductor to optical input conversion system


A system uses optical signals to monitor real world inputs and convert them to electrical signals for conventional indication and control systems. Optical signals see use where electrical signals cannot and improve reliability of existing control systems.

04/21/16
20160112142 

Optical receiver with adjustable pulse-width feedback


An optical receiver includes a feedback circuit that applies a feedback signal to a front-end circuit prior to the front-end circuit converting an optical signal into an analog electrical signal. In particular, the optical receiver includes a digital slicer that determines a digital electrical signal from the analog electrical signal based on a reference voltage that specifies a decision threshold and a clock that specifies sampling times.

04/21/16
20160112132 

Apparatus for providing communication services and methods thereof


Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for modulating a first electrical signal to generate first modulated electromagnetic waves, and transmitting the first modulated electromagnetic waves on a waveguide located in proximity to a transmission medium. In one embodiment, the first electromagnetic waves can induce second electromagnetic waves that propagate on an outer surface of the transmission medium.

04/21/16
20160112123 

Carrier-signal power ratio control in direct detection optical systems


System and method embodiments are provided for carrier-signal power ratio (cspr) control in direct detection optical systems. In an embodiment, a method for cspr control in a direct detection optical system includes receiving an electrical signal in a receiver (rx) digital signal processor (dsp), wherein the electrical signal is obtained from a corresponding optical signal via a direct detection component; estimating, a cspr for the electrical signal; generating one of a control signal according to the cspr; and transmitting the control signal to one of an optical filter and a laser, wherein the wavelength control signal controls causes a center wavelength (cw) of one of the optical filter and the laser to be adjusted such that an offset between the cw of the laser and the cw of the optical filter results in a desired cspr..

04/21/16
20160112118 

Optical link protection using common modulation of multiple combined wavelengths


An optical transmitter may include one or more lasers configured to provide a primary optical signal having a primary wavelength and a secondary optical signal having a secondary wavelength to a modulator via corresponding first and second modulator inputs. The modulator may combine the primary and secondary optical signals into a combined optical signal and modulate, with an electrical signal, the combined optical signal to provide a modulated optical signal to an optical filter.

04/21/16
20160111769 

Array apparatus, circuit material, and assembly having the same


An array apparatus includes a plurality of spaced apart dielectric resonators, and a plurality of spaced apart signal lines disposed in one-to-one relationship with respective ones of the plurality of resonators. Each one of the respective ones of the plurality of signal lines is disposed in off-axis electrical signal communication with a first portion of the respective ones of the plurality of resonators..

04/21/16
20160111086 

Speech recognition system and a using dynamic bayesian network models


A computer-implemented method for speech recognition, comprising the steps of: registering (201) by means of an input device (102a), electrical signal representing speech and converting the signal to frequency or time-frequency domain (202), analyzing the signal in an analysis module based on dynamic bayesian network (205) configured to generate hypotheses of words (w) and their probabilities on the basis of observed signal features (oa, ov), recognizing (209) a text corresponding to the electrical signal representing speech on the basis of certain word (w) hypotheses and their probabilities. The method is characterized by inputting to the analysis module (205), observed signal features (308-312), which are determined for the signal in frequency or time-frequency domain (202) in at least two parallel signal processing lines (204a, 204b, 204c, 204d, 201a) for time segments distinct for each line, and analyzing in the analysis module (205) relations between observed signal features (308-312) for at least two distinct time segments in the analysis module (205)..

04/21/16
20160111037 

Flexible display apparatus


A flexible display apparatus includes a flexible display panel including a display region configured to display an image and a non-display region extending outside the display region and having a first driver and a second driver arranged to communicate electrical signals with the display region, and at least one flexible printed circuit boards electrically connected to the flexible display panel, where the first driver is arranged on both opposite sides of a first edge of the flexible display panel in a rolled direction of the flexible display panel, the second driver is arranged on both opposite sides of a second edge of the flexible display panel in a direction intersecting the rolled direction of the flexible display panel, and the at least one flexible printed circuit boards are simultaneously connected to the both opposite sides of the first edge.. .





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