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Method and device for generating electrical signals corresponding to a wavelength, from polychromatic optical signals

Orange

Method and device for generating electrical signals corresponding to a wavelength, from polychromatic optical signals

Hearing system and transmission method

Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd

Hearing system and transmission method

Hearing system and transmission method

Sensor Electronic Technology

Ultraviolet illuminator


Date/App# patent app List of recent Electrical Signal-related patents
08/27/15
20150245121 
 Acoustic system patent thumbnailnew patent Acoustic system
Invention relates to the field of acoustic systems used to convert electrical signal into sound, and the design of the housing where the electroacoustic loudspeaker is mounted and may be used in household and industrial applications as an acoustic system. The acoustic transducer has a housing, made from coconut endocarp, containing at least one opening for mounting a loudspeaker, and can have additional openings for wires and/or connectors to the signal source, sound-absorbing or dampening materials, mounting elements, for example, hooks for mounting with use of a flexible cord or any other similar fastening elements, connectors, phase inverter, electronics unit, protective decorative mesh or cloth.

08/27/15
20150244462 
 Inline optoelectronic converter and associated methods patent thumbnailnew patent Inline optoelectronic converter and associated methods
An inline optoelectronic converter configured to convert electrical signals to optical signals and to convert optical signals to electrical signals. The converter is external to the avionic computer and connected to the avionic computer at a location spaced apart from the avionic computer.
The Boeing Company


08/27/15
20150244460 
 Method and device for generating electrical signals corresponding to a wavelength, from polychromatic optical signals patent thumbnailnew patent Method and device for generating electrical signals corresponding to a wavelength, from polychromatic optical signals
A method is provided for generating a plurality of electrical signals from polychromatic optical signals extracted from a set of optical fibers, a polychromatic signal including a plurality of predetermined wavelengths. An electrical signal is generated by using predetermined wavelengths.
Orange


08/27/15
20150243627 
 Wire-bonding apparatus and  manufacturing semiconductor device patent thumbnailnew patent Wire-bonding apparatus and manufacturing semiconductor device
Provided is a wire-bonding apparatus (10) including: a capillary (28) through which a wire (30) is inserted; a nonsticking determination circuit (36) configured to apply a predetermined electrical signal between a bonding target and the wire (30) in a clamped state and to determine whether or not the wire (30) and the bonding target is sticking as well as whether or not the wire (30) is disconnected based on a response of the application of the predetermined electrical signal; an annular projecting length detection ring (40) disposed coaxially with the capillary (28); and a projecting length determination circuit (38) configured to determine whether or not a projecting length of a wire tail projecting from the tip of the capillary (28) is appropriate based on detection on whether or not power is conductive when a predetermined inspection voltage is applied between the wire (30) and the projecting length detection ring (40) as well as a presence of a discharge spark when a predetermined inspection high voltage is applied between the wire (30) and the projecting length detection ring (40).. .
Shinkawa Ltd.


08/27/15
20150243298 
 Hearing system and transmission method patent thumbnailnew patent Hearing system and transmission method
A hearing system for improving intelligibility during the holding of a telephone conversation, includes a receiving device for receiving a first signal having first acoustic information and converting the first signal into electrical signals having the first acoustic information, a signal processing device for processing the electrical signals having the first acoustic information into electrical signals having second acoustic information, and an output device for outputting a second signal having the second acoustic information. A method for improving intelligibility during the holding of a telephone conversation using a hearing system is also provided..
Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd


08/27/15
20150243160 
 System for passing electrical signals through a living body patent thumbnailnew patent System for passing electrical signals through a living body
A system for passing electrical signals through a living body has a transmitter on one side of a body for feeding thereto a predetermined electrical signal on at least two separate channels on respective different frequencies and a receiver on the other side of the body for receiving the signal on each of the channels. An evaluating unit connected to the receiver evaluates the received signals and selecting from them one signal for further processing..

08/27/15
20150243140 
 Systems and methods for muting visual indicators in an information handling system patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for muting visual indicators in an information handling system
A chassis may include a plurality of slots each configured to receive a module having one or more information handling resources, wherein each slot is configured to electrically and communicatively couple the module to other components of the chassis. The chassis may also include a controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of slots.
Dell Products L.p.


08/27/15
20150242667 
 Rfid system and associated antenna-coupler patent thumbnailnew patent Rfid system and associated antenna-coupler
A rfid system and an associated antenna-coupler are provided. The system may be for selectively communicating with a targeted transponder from among a group of multiple adjacent transponders is provided.
Zih Corp.


08/27/15
20150242358 
 Universal serial bus repeater patent thumbnailnew patent Universal serial bus repeater
A method and system for communicating data between two devices are described herein. The method detects an electrical signal of a first protocol from a first device in a repeater, wherein the first protocol comprises single-ended signaling.
Intel Corporation


08/27/15
20150241218 
 Method and apparatus of monitoring and tracking optical frequency differences of modulated beams patent thumbnailnew patent Method and apparatus of monitoring and tracking optical frequency differences of modulated beams
A method of measuring beat frequency comprises modulating a first optical signal and a second optical signal, wherein the first modulated optical signal includes a first carrier frequency and a first plurality of sideband frequencies and the second modulated optical signal includes a second carrier frequency and a second plurality of sideband frequencies. The method also comprises combining a fraction of the first modulated optical signal with a fraction of the second modulated optical signal into a combined signal and determining a carrier beat frequency.
Honeywell International Inc.


08/27/15
20150240585 
new patent

System for controlling in-riser functions from out-of-riser control system


A system for controlling a blowout preventer stack and subsea test tree connected to a subsea wellhead assembly, the system comprising: a marine riser engageable with the subsea wellhead assembly; a lower marine riser package configured to be attached to the marine riser in the subsea environment, wherein the blowout preventer is configured to be removably attached to the lower marine riser package; an umbilical located outside of the marine riser adapted to communicate control fluids, electrical signals and/or fiber optic communications to a subsea controller, wherein the subsea controller is configured to receive control fluids and/or signals from the umbilical and to provide functions to the blowout preventer stack and subsea test tree, further wherein the subsea controller stabs into the system above the subsea wellhead assembly. This out-of-marine riser design provides for simplification in design criteria associated with the subsea controller and umbilical system..
Onesubsea Ip Uk Limited


08/27/15
20150238645 
new patent

Ultraviolet illuminator


A solution for disinfecting an area using ultraviolet radiation is provided. The solution can include an enclosure including at least one ultraviolet transparent window and a set of ultraviolet radiation sources located adjacent to the at least one ultraviolet transparent window.
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.


08/27/15
20150238259 
new patent

Nerve sparing treatment systems and methods


Treatment systems are provided, which comprise a treatment element applying a treatment to a tissue, a stimulation element optically stimulating nerves in the tissue, a sensing unit sensing an electrical signal produced by nerves in the tissue in response to the optical stimulation, and a control unit controlling the application of the treatment according to the sensed signal. The systems and methods are used to avoid damaging nerves by sensing them during operation and immediately before local treatment application and preventing energy emission when the treatment tool is too close to specified nerves.

08/27/15
20150238105 
new patent

Method and apparatus of neurological feedback systems to control physical objects for therapeutic and other reasons


A method and apparatus using brainwaves to control real objects is provided. The method and apparatus comprise using sensors to detect the brain's electrical signals and transmit at least two brainwaves to an apparatus that converts the brainwaves into a format usable by a signal processor.

08/20/15
20150237429 

Microphone in speaker assembly


An apparatus, the apparatus include a housing, a micro electro mechanical system (mems) microphone, and a speaker. The mems microphone is disposed within the housing.
Knowles Electronics, Llc


08/20/15
20150236797 

Method and selecting wavelength by wavelength tunable optical receiver


Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for selecting a wavelength by a wavelength tunable optical receiver. The method of selecting a wavelength of a wavelength tunable optical receiver includes: receiving, by the wavelength tunable optical receiver, an optical signal from a wavelength tunable optical transmitter; filtering, by the wavelength tunable optical receiver, the optical signal through a low frequency band electrical signal filter, and obtaining a low frequency signal; determining, by the wavelength tunable optical receiver, whether the low frequency signal is a valid signal based on a current value of the low frequency signal; and when the low frequency signal is the valid signal, obtaining, by the wavelength tunable optical receiver, an enable condition of a wavelength tunable optical filter through which the low frequency signal is selected, in which the low frequency signal includes a control/monitoring signal..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


08/20/15
20150236649 

High-frequency power amplifier and manufacturing the same


A high-frequency power amplifier includes: a semiconductor substrate; transistor cells separated from each other and located on the semiconductor substrate; and testing electrodes respectively connected to individual transistor cells, wherein an electrical signal and power to individually operate each corresponding transistor cell are supplied to each transistor cell, independently, from outside, using the testing electrodes.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


08/20/15
20150236395 

Reflection and hybrid reflection filters


A two-port tunable or reconfigurable network having a filter transfer function may include: a network input port; a network output port; a hybrid coupler having a hybrid input port, a hybrid isolated port, a hybrid through port, and a hybrid coupled port; a first load; a second load; a first internal two-port network connected between the between the first load and the hybrid through port; and a second internal two-port network connected between the between the second load and the hybrid coupled port. At least one of the first internal two-port network, the second internal two-port network, the hybrid coupler, the first load, and the second load may be tunable or reconfigurable in response to an electrical signal or a user-operated control in a way that tunes or reconfigures the filter transfer function of the two-port tunable or reconfigurable network..

08/20/15
20150236219 

Light emitting diode package and fabricating same


An led package comprising a submount having a top and bottom surface with a plurality of top electrically and thermally conductive elements on its top surface. An led is included on one of the top elements such that an electrical signal applied to the top elements causes the led to emit light.
Cree, Inc.


08/20/15
20150235992 

Semiconductor package with a bridge interposer


There are disclosed herein various implementations of semiconductor packages including a bridge interposer. One exemplary implementation includes a first active die having a first portion situated over the bridge interposer, and a second portion not situated over the bridge interposer.
Broadcom Corporation


08/20/15
20150234765 

Interacting with hardware interfaces of end devices using path selectors


Techniques for interacting with hardware interfaces of end devices using a hardware interface selector having a path selector and a controller are described. Path selectors may be configured to be coupled to a mechanical switch, a battery, a memory, a connector or other hardware interface of an end device.
Aliphcom


08/20/15
20150234764 

Accessibility and testing for hardware interfaces of end devices using path selectors


Techniques for providing accessibility and testing for hardware interfaces of end devices using a hardware interface selector having a path selector and a controller are described. The path selector may be configured to route data and to sever data communication between contacts.
Aliphcom


08/20/15
20150234534 

Touch screen system


A touch screen system includes an in-cell type optical touch device for displaying images and receiving a light signal, an out-cell type touch device for sensing a finger or a non-optical stylus, a first functional unit connected with the in-cell type optical touch device, a second functional unit connected with the out-cell type touch panel and a third functional unit connected with the first functional unit and the second functional unit. The out-cell type touch device is disposed on the in-cell type optical touch device.
Integrated Digital Technologies, Inc.


08/20/15
20150234496 

Display device


According to one embodiment, a display device includes a plurality of first lines, a plurality of second lines, a plurality of swith elements, a plurality of pixel electrodes, a plurality of third lines, a display layer, and a controller. The plurality of first lines extend in a first direction.
Japan Display Inc.


08/20/15
20150234490 

Method and device for position detection


The present invention provides a method and device for position detection. For detection of a touch position, a segment of surface acoustic wave (saw) is provided multiple times to be propagated on a saw touch panel, and the multiple saw segments are received by the saw touch panel.
Egalax_empia Technology Inc.


08/20/15
20150234465 

Electronic device and providing information thereof


An electronic device includes a pressure providing part, a fluid, and a tactile sensation providing layer. The pressure providing part generates an initial pressure by an electrical signal.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150234416 

Energy harvesting interface with improved impedance matching, operating the energy harvesting interface, and energy harvesting system using the energy harvesting interface


An energy harvesting interface receives an electrical signal from an inductive transducer and supplies a supply signal. The interface includes an input branch with a first switch and a second switch connected together in series between a first input terminal and an output terminal.
Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.


08/20/15
20150234154 

Optical lens assembly, array type lens module and making the array type lens module


An optical lens assembly includes a sensor array, a lens array, and a shading element. The sensor array has a plurality of sensors arranged as a matrix to convert optical signals into electrical signals.
Global Microptics Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150233774 

Electronic measurement unit for a polymorphous device for force measurement and polymorphous device including the same


An electronic measurement unit for a polymorphous device, comprising a number of lateral structures, each lateral structure including: a support structure; at least one sensor constrained to the support structure and generating an electrical signal indicative of a deformation of the support structure; and a coupling structure that constrains a corresponding external covering element to the support structure in a releasable manner, so that when the external covering element is constrained to the support structure and an external force acts on the external covering element, the electrical signal is indicative of the external force.. .
Fondaazione Istituto Italiano Di Technologia


08/20/15
20150233710 

Methods and measurement or monitoring of wall thicknesses in the walls of pipes or similar structures


A method and an apparatus for guided-wave tomographic measurement or monitoring of wall thicknesses of the walls of pipes and similar structures are disclosed. The method is characterized in that use is made of transducers (205) preferably positioned in at least two groups of a plurality of transducers (305′-305″) arranged in a spaced apart pattern on the external surface of the structures, said transducers individually transmit ultrasound signal into the pipe wall 204, in that each said ultrasound signal propagates within the pipe wall 204 from the transmitting transducer and is received at one or several receiving transducers, and said received ultrasound signal is converted to an electrical signal by the receiving transducers and recorded by the transceiver (20), and further characterized in that measurements are performed by using a further plurality of transducers (406, 506) that are placed apart from the two groups of a plurality of transducers (305′-305″).

08/20/15
20150233704 

Spatial modulation of light to determine dimensional characteristics of objects in a flow path


A device includes a spatial filter arranged in a cartesian coordinate system having orthogonal x, y, and z axes. The spatial filter has mask features that are more light transmissive and mask features that are less light transmissive.
Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated


08/20/15
20150233703 

Spatial modulation of light to determine object length


Spatially modulated light emanating from an object moving along a flow path is used to determine various object characteristics including object length along the flow direction. Light emanating from at least one object moving along in a flow path along a flow direction of a spatial filter is sensed.
Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated


08/20/15
20150233203 

Multiple channel rotary electrical connector


A multiple channel rotary electrical connector can include multiple first contacts which are radially spaced apart from each other, and multiple second contacts which electrically contact respective ones of the first contacts while there is relative rotation between the first and second contacts. The second contacts may be radially spaced apart from each other.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


08/20/15
20150231395 

Pain management


Data characterizing a signal of electrical activity sensed in a patient can be received using at least one data processor. A pain signature associated with peripheral nerve damage can be detected using the received data.
Rhode Island Hospital


08/20/15
20150231394 

Cochlear implant


A device for implantation into a scalia tympani of a cochlea is disclosed. The device comprises blocks and compliant elements interconnecting the blocks with one of the compliant elements disposed between each pair of adjacent blocks.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


08/20/15
20150231340 

Methods and systems for identifying dry nebulizer elements


Various arrangements for determining an atomization element of a nebulizer is dry are presented. The vibratable element of the nebulizer may be energized with an electrical signal that sweeps from a first frequency to a second frequency.
Nektar Therapeutics


08/20/15
20150231330 

Method of treating depression, mood disorders and anxiety disorders using neuromodulation


The present application involves a method and a system for using electrical stimulation and/or chemical stimulation to treat depression. More particularly, the method comprises surgically implanting an electrical stimulation lead and/or catheter that is in communication with a predetermined site which is coupled to a signal generator and/or infusion pump that release either an electrical signal and/or a pharmaceutical resulting in stimulation of the predetermined site thereby treating the mood and/or anxiety..
Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.


08/13/15
20150230019 

Wearable electronic system


An electronic wearable device includes an electrical cord for carrying electrical signals. An electrical power module includes an interface for detachable connection to the electrical cord.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/13/15
20150229907 

Articulated arm coordinate measurement machine having a 2d camera and obtaining 3d representations


A portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine includes a noncontact 3d measuring device that has a projector that is manually movable by an operator from a first position to a second position. The projector is configured to emit a first pattern of light onto an object.
Faro Technologies, Inc.


08/13/15
20150229852 

Pixel structure using a tapered core waveguide, image sensors and camera using same


A pixel structure having a cladding and tapered core waveguide, the core dimensioned to refract em radiation through the cladding at differing depth dependent on the wavelength of the radiation, and a plurality of transducers disposed to convert the band of radiation they receive into electrical signals. In some embodiments the transducers are disposed within lateral waveguides, and in some embodiments below the tapered core waveguide.

08/13/15
20150229422 

Systems and methods for synchronizing optical transmitters


A wireless network has a plurality of nodes that are configured to communicate electrical signals via a backhaul channel in which messages hop from node-to-node through the network. The nodes have optical transmitters for communicating with tags via an optical channel that is time division multiplexed (tdm) among the nodes of the network.

08/13/15
20150229239 

Inertial drive actuator


An inertial drive actuator includes a displacement unit that generates a small displacement in a first direction and in a second direction opposite to the first direction, a plurality of coils that generate a magnetic flux in a direction different from the displacement unit, a mover having a surface facing at least one surface of the plurality of coils and a first yoke that concentrates the magnetic flux generated by the coils to a predetermined location, a detection unit that detects electrical signals of the plurality of coils that represent changes in the magnetic flux in the neighborhood of the coils depending on positional relationship between the mover and the plurality of coils, and a determination unit that determines the position of the mover based on an output of the detection unit.. .
Olympus Corporation


08/13/15
20150229016 

Multi-layer transmission lines


A substrate including a first transmission line arranged to transmit electrical signals and including first and second traces and a first dielectric layer. The first and second traces are separated from each other by the first dielectric layer.
Samtec, Inc.


08/13/15
20150228680 

Infrared reflection/absorption layer for reducing ghost image of infrared reflection noise and image sensor using the same


An image sensor includes a photosensing element for receiving infrared (ir) radiation and detecting the ir radiation and generating an electrical signal indicative of the ir radiation. A redistribution layer (rdl) is disposed under the photosensing element, the rdl comprising pattern of conductors for receiving the electrical signal.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.,


08/13/15
20150227199 

Method and apparatus of neurological feedback systems to control physical objects for therapeutic and other reasons


A method and apparatus using brainwaves to control real objects is provided. The method and apparatus comprise using sensors to detect the brain's electrical signals and transmit at least two brainwaves to an apparatus that converts the brainwaves into a format usable by a signal processor.

08/13/15
20150226620 

Temperature range optimized sensor system


A sensor arrangement comprises a first sensor element for converting a physical quantity into a first electrical signal and at least a second sensor element for converting said physical quantity into a second electrical signal. The first sensor element has a first sensitivity while said second sensor element has a second sensitivity different from said first sensitivity.
Iee International Electronics & Engineering S.a.


08/13/15
20150224011 

Compression garment and forming the same


A compression garment and methods of forming and operating the same. In one embodiment, the compression garment includes an electrically stimulated auxetic material having a dimension responsive to an electrical signal, an electrical contact coupled to the electrically stimulated auxetic material and an electrical power source.

08/13/15
20150223726 

Intracardiac tracking system


In general, in one aspect, a method is disclosed for determining information about a position of an object. The method includes: (i) causing current to flow between each of three or more sets of current-injecting electrodes on a first catheter inserted into an organ in a patient's body, the organ having a periphery (ii) in response to current flow caused by each set of current injecting electrodes, measuring an electrical signal at each of one or more measuring electrodes located on one or more additional catheters inserted into the organ in the patient's body and (iii) determining the position of each of one or more of the measuring electrodes on the additional catheters relative to the first catheter based on the measured signals from the one or more measuring electrodes..
Rhythmia Medical, Inc.


08/06/15
20150223003 

Enhanced spatialization system


A system enhances spatialization in an audio signal at a receiving location. The system applies a phase difference analysis to signals received from an array of spaced apart input devices that convert sound into electrical signals.
8758271 Canada, Inc.


08/06/15
20150222823 

Multi-zone imaging sensor and lens array


An imaging module includes a matrix of detector elements formed on a single semiconductor substrate and configured to output electrical signals in response to optical radiation that is incident on the detector elements. A filter layer is disposed over the detector elements and includes multiple filter zones overlying different, respective, convex regions of the matrix and having different, respective passbands..
Apple, Inc.


08/06/15
20150222465 

Communication using continuous-phase modulated signals


Embodiments of a circuit are described. In this circuit, a modulation circuit provides a first modulated electrical signal and a second modulated electrical signal, where a given modulated electrical signal, which can be either the first modulated electrical signal or the second modulated electrical signal, includes minimum-shift keying (msk) modulated data.
Silicon Image, Inc.


08/06/15
20150222369 

Electro-optical implementation of an optical spectrum inverter


The invention relates to an optical spectrum inverter, configured for counteracting phase distortion effects in an optical channel over a predefined frequency range, to an inverter node, configured for duplex operation in at least two wavelength channels, and to a method for counteracting phase distortion effects in an optical channel. The optical spectrum inverter comprises an optical receiver comprising a polarization diversity unit configured for polarization resolved detection, wherein the optical receiver is configured for receiving an optical input signal comprising a first wavelength span and for converting the optical input signal to an electrical signal, and an optical modulator connectable to the optical receiver and configured for modulating the electrical signal onto an optical signal, wherein the optical modulator comprises an optical filter which is configured for selecting a second wavelength span of the optical signal corresponding to an optical output side band of an inverted spectrum of the optical channel such that phase distortion effects are counteracted at least partly over the predefined frequency range.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


08/06/15
20150222359 

Multilevel intensity modulation and demodulation system and method


A multilevel-intensity modulation and demodulation system includes: a digital-to-analog conversion unit to convert an output level value of a digital signal into an analog signal; a multilevel-intensity-modulated light transmission unit to transmit an optical signal multilevel-intensity modulated based on the analog signal; a multilevel-intensity-modulated light reception unit to receive the optical signal multilevel-intensity modulated, and convert the received optical signal into an analog reception electrical signal; an analog-to-digital conversion unit to convert the analog reception electrical signal into a reception level value; and a controller to convert a transmission multiple gradation level being one of a plurality of multiple gradation levels of multilevel-intensity modulation to which the digital signal is mapped, into the output level value so as to cause the reception level value to be in a desired reception state, and to receive a digital signal corresponding to a reception multiple-gradation-level determined from the reception level value.. .
Fujitsu Limited


08/06/15
20150222119 

System and reduction of signal distortion


A system for suppressing signal harmonic distortion caused by a main signal processing device provides processing for an electrical signal containing sine components of multiple frequencies. A post-processor reduces the amplitude of each frequency, relative to other frequencies, as the frequency increases, thus suppressing harmonics, which have higher frequencies than their respective elementary signals.

08/06/15
20150222108 

Electric circuit for cutting off an electrical supply with relay and fuses


The invention relates to an electrical circuit adapted for cutting off an electrical supply to an electrical equipment, said electrical circuit receiving as input at least two discrete electrical signals xi, i=1, n, the electrical circuit comprising:—a voltage source;—a number n>1 cutoff units ui connected together, i=1, . .
Sagem Defense Securite


08/06/15
20150221702 

Image sensor and image processing device


Provided are an image sensor and an image processing device. The image sensor includes a semiconductor layer, an organic photoelectric conversion portion disposed on an upper surface of the semiconductor layer and converts a color component of incident light into a corresponding electrical signal, a transistor layer disposed on a lower surface of the semiconductor layer and including a pixel circuit that receives the electrical signal, and penetration wiring that laterally penetrates a side surface of the semiconductor layer between the upper and lower surfaces and that electrically connects the organic photoelectric conversion portion with the pixel circuit to communicate the electrical signal..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/06/15
20150221687 

Photoelectric conversion device, image pickup system and manufacturing photoelectric conversion device


A photoelectric conversion device includes a first semiconductor substrate including a photoelectric conversion unit for generating a signal charge in accordance with an incident light, and a second semiconductor substrate including a signal processing unit for processing an electrical signal on the basis of the signal charge generated in the photoelectric conversion unit. The signal processing unit is situated in an orthogonal projection area from the photoelectric conversion unit to the second semiconductor substrate.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/06/15
20150221595 

Impedance controlled electrical interconnection employing meta-materials


A method of improving electrical interconnections between two electrical elements is made available by providing a meta-material overlay in conjunction with the electrical interconnection. The meta-material overlay is designed to make the electrical signal propagating via the electrical interconnection to act as though the permittivity and permeability of the dielectric medium within which the electrical interconnection is formed are different than the real component permittivity and permeability of the dielectric medium surrounding the electrical interconnection.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


08/06/15
20150221577 

Package assembly having a semiconductor substrate


Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method that includes providing a semiconductor substrate comprising a semiconductor material, forming a dielectric layer on the semiconductor substrate, forming an interconnect layer on the dielectric layer, attaching a semiconductor die to the semiconductor substrate, and electrically coupling an active side of the semiconductor die to the interconnect layer, the interconnect layer to route electrical signals of the semiconductor die. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed..
Marvell World Trade Ltd.


08/06/15
20150219752 

Doppler radar test system


A system is provided that includes a doppler radar unit that transmits a first electromagnetic wave having a first frequency, which a test system converts to a first electrical signal having the first frequency. The test system generates a second electrical signal having a second frequency, and mixes the first and second electrical signals to produce a third electrical signal having a third, sum or difference frequency.
The Boeing Company


08/06/15
20150219541 

Method and determining kinematic viscosity through the transmission and reception of ultrasonic energy


An apparatus for determining a fluid's kinematic viscosity from ultrasonic energy that has passed through the fluid of unknown viscosity along an acoustic path of known length. A computer of the apparatus determines a characteristic frequency of a received electrical signal associated with the ultrasonic energy and measures the fluid's velocity of sound.
Cameron International Corporation


08/06/15
20150219062 

Ignition system for an internal combustion engine


An ignition system includes: a step-up transformer having a primary side and a secondary side; an electric energy source which is able to be connected to the primary side; a spark gap, which is designed to carry a current transferred to the secondary side by the step-up transformer. The step-up transformer has a bypass for transferring electric energy from the electric energy source to the secondary side.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


08/06/15
20150217767 

Vehicle speed control system and method employing torque balancing


A method for operating a speed control system of a vehicle having a plurality of wheels is provided. The method comprises receiving one or more electrical signals representative of vehicle-related information.
Jaguar Land Rover Limited


08/06/15
20150217114 

Devices for controlling spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain, and associated systems and methods, including controllers for automated parameter selection


Devices for controlling spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain, and associated systems and methods, including controllers for automated parameter selection are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes receiving a first input corresponding to a location of a signal delivery device implanted in a patient, establishing a positional relationship between the signal delivery device and an anatomical feature of the patient, receiving a second input corresponding to a medical indication of the patient, and, based at least in part on the positional relationship and the indication, automatically identifying a signal delivery parameter in accordance with which a pulsed electrical signal is delivered to the patient via the signal delivery device..
Nevro Corporation


08/06/15
20150217060 

Drug delivery device and electrically detecting contact between piston rod and cartridge bung


The present invention is directed to a drug delivery device comprising a cartridge with a movable bung, a drive mechanism including a bearing for driving the bung in a distal direction for delivering a medicament and a piston rod for actuating the bearing. An electric conductor for transmitting an electrical signal is provided, wherein the electric conductor is configured such that a conductive connection is established or interrupted when the piston rod contacts the bearing or when the bearing contacts the bung.
Sanofi-aventis Deutschald Gmbh


08/06/15
20150216433 

Impedance waveform monitoring for heart beat confirmation


Implantable systems and methods directed toward improved accuracy in cardiac signal analysis. An impedance waveform is captured and used to confirm the analysis performed by the system on electrical signals or electrocardiogram.
Cameron Health, Inc.


07/30/15
20150216013 

Trailer tail light adapter/converter


An electrical adapter configured to allow a towing vehicle's standard six wire electrical output connection to be used with a trailer's standard four wire electrical input connection, with the adapter combining electrical signals from the towing vehicle by use of a pair of logic circuits in a manner that results in the trailer's tail lights displaying all desired signals, including simultaneous braking and turning signals, and a converter configured to allow a towing vehicle's standard four wire electrical output connection to be used with a trailer's standard four wire electrical input connection, with the converter combining electrical signals from the towing vehicle by use of a pair of logic circuits in a manner that results in the trailer's tail lights displaying all desired signals, including simultaneous braking and turning signals.. .

07/30/15
20150215708 

Medical device for lessening the effects of noise and interference from varying or alternating magnetic fields


An external device of an implantable medical system includes a coil that is substantially disposed in an xy-plane. When a first ac electrical signal is passed through the coil, the coil generates an alternating magnetic field that represents the ac electrical signal.

07/30/15
20150215549 

Solid-state image pickup device


A solid-state image pickup device 1a includes an image pickup section 2 having a pixel array p in which a pixel c is two-dimensionally arranged, a lens section 3 having a plurality of lenses 3a arranged on the pixel array p, and an image generating section 4a for generating an image by using an electrical signal se. The image pickup section 2 has a plurality of the pixel arrays p including one image pickup region t.
National University Corporation Shizuoka University


07/30/15
20150214942 

Gate driving apparatus


A gate driving apparatus is disclosed. The gate driving apparatus includes a first gate driving chip and n second gate driving chips, wherein n is positive integer.
Novatek Microelectronics Corp.


07/30/15
20150214927 

Method and high efficiency rectification for various loads


An apparatus for converting power includes at least one impedance matching network which receives an electrical signal. The apparatus includes at least one ac to dc converter in communication with the impedance matching network.
Powercast Corporation


07/30/15
20150214765 

Focus control for wireless power transfer


A signal generator generates an electrical signal that is sent to an amplifier, which increases the power of the signal using power from a power source. The amplified signal is fed to a sender transducer to generate ultrasonic waves that can be focused and sent to a receiver.
Ubeam, Inc.


07/30/15
20150214764 

Steering for wireless power transfer


A signal generator generates an electrical signal that is sent to an amplifier, which increases the power of the signal using power from a power source. The amplified signal is fed to a sender transducer to generate ultrasonic waves that can be focused and sent to a receiver.
Ubeam, Inc.


07/30/15
20150214722 

Reverse battery protection device and operating method thereof


A reverse battery protection device and an operating method thereof are provided. The reverse battery protection device includes a signal generating unit measuring a voltage of a battery, and, when the measured voltage is not smaller than a reference voltage, generating an electrical signal, a signal converting unit converting the generated electrical signal into a dc voltage, and a switch unit switching to allow a current to flow between the battery and a converter, when the converted dc voltage is received..
Lsis Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213792 

Sub-apertures for wireless power transfer


A signal generator generates an electrical signal that is sent to an amplifier, which increases the power of the signal using power from a power source. The amplified signal is fed to a sender transducer to generate ultrasonic waves that can be focused and sent to a receiver.
Ubeam, Inc.


07/30/15
20150213791 

Oscillators for wireless power transfer


A signal generator generates an electrical signal that is sent to an amplifier, which increases the power of the signal using power from a power source. The amplified signal is fed to a sender transducer to generate ultrasonic waves that can be focused and sent to a receiver.
Ubeam, Inc.


07/30/15
20150213724 

Device for treatment of depression, anxiety and pain


A device (100) for the treatment of depression, anxiety and pain, the device comprising: a plurality of adjacent dots (11) or other shapes, each comprising means for providing a signal being sensible by a touch sense, the signal comprising mechanical signal and/or electrical signal and/or temperature signal and/or magnetic signal; and a controller (32) for executing each of the means independently, for providing pre-programmed shapes (30, 40, 40a, 40b, 42, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54) being sensible by the touch sense, thereby allowing treating the depression, anxiety and pain by generating to the brain, signals resembling the pre-programmed shapes (30, 40, 40a, 40b, 42, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54) through the signals being sensible by the touch sense.. .

07/30/15
20150213003 

Neural translator


A method and apparatus for processing a set of communicated signals associated with a set of muscles, such as the muscles near the larynx of the person, or any other muscles the person use to achieve a desired response. The method may include attaching a sensor near an area of a user's body associated with speech production, detecting an electrical signal from the user's nervous system through the sensor, and processing the detected electrical signal to provide communication capability for the user.

07/30/15
20150212186 

Method of calibrating and operating testing system


A method of calibrating and operating a testing system is provided, wherein the testing system has a test machine, a conducting wire set, a calibration module, and a probe module. The method includes the following steps: electrically connect the test machine and the conducting wire set; electrically connect the conducting wire set and the calibration module; send out electrical signals from the test machine to the calibration module for doing at least one test among a short-circuit test, an open-circuit test, and an impedance test, and then calibrate the testing system by correspondingly performing compensation based on results of these tests; electrically disconnect the conducting wire set and the calibration module, and electrically connect the conducting wire set and the probe module; abut the probe module against a dut; send out electrical signals from the test machine to the probe module to do electrical tests on the dut..
Mpi Corporation


07/30/15
20150212039 

Nanoscale field-effect transistors for biomolecular sensors and other applications


The present invention generally relates to nanoscale wires, including to nanoscale wires used as sensors. In some cases, the nanoscale wires may be used to directly determine analytes, even within relatively complicated environments such as blood, unlike many prior art techniques.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College


07/30/15
20150211899 

Optical fiber strain sensor system and method


An optical fiber strain sensor system and method are provided that use pixels of a three-dimension (3-d) pixel sensor to sense the respective light beams passing out of the ends of a reference fiber and a measurement fiber and for converting the respective light beams into respective electrical signals. Because 3-d camera pixels have photodiodes that are directly connected by switches to integrators within the same die, the need to use separate tias and phase detection circuitry in each receive channel is eliminated, which reduces system complexity and overall cost.
Avago Technologies General Ip (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


07/30/15
20150211851 

Laser based coordinate measuring device and laser based measuring coordinates


A method for measuring a distance includes modulating the light beam at a first frequency, receiving a second beam by the optical detector to produce a first electrical signal having the first frequency and a first phase; modulating the light beam at a second frequency different than the first frequency; receiving the second beam by the optical detector to produce a second electrical signal having the second frequency and a second. After these steps, the retroreflector is moved while modulating the light beam continuously at the second frequency; and a first distance to the retroreflector is determined based at least in part on a the first and second frequencies and phases..
Faro Technologies, Inc.


07/30/15
20150210238 

Passenger restraint for amusement park ride


A passenger restraint including a buckle, a locking arm, a power supply, a bracket, a mount, and a rod. The buckle has a top surface, front surface and a button integral with the front surface, where the button is capable of being depressed.

07/30/15
20150209609 

Systems and methods for determining selected exercise resistance


A system and method for determining a selected weight in exercise equipment (which may include an incremental weight sensor disposed on a shaft rotatably fastened with an incremental weight selection dial). The weight stack incremental sensor produces an electrical signal related to the dial position.
Strength Companion, Llc


07/30/15
20150209595 

Method and intracellular and intercellular delivery of molecules, drugs, vaccines and the like


An exemplary method of delivering drugs or vaccines includes applying a series of first electrical signals to an electrode to generate plasma. The first electrical pulses having a first duration, first voltage amplitude, and first rise time.
Ep Technologies Llc


07/30/15
20150209586 

Integrated nanowire array devices for detecting and/or applying electrical signals to tissue


An integrated nanowire device includes a first array of nanowires having a first set of characteristics and a second array of nanowires having a second set of characteristics. A processor is electrical communication with the first and second arrays of nanowires receives the first plurality of charges and generate a processor signal therefrom.
The Regents Of The University Of California


07/30/15
20150209583 

Controlling coughing and swallowing


To protect an airway of a patient, it is important for the patient to be able to swallow and cough effectively. To promote an effective cough or swallow, electrodes are positioned upon skin of the neck of the patient, the electrodes configured for both capturing electromyographic (emg) information, and for transmitting a stimulating electrical signal to the body.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Department Of Veterans Affairs


07/23/15
20150207967 

Camera module for a vehicle and its production


A camera module, in particular for a vehicle, the camera module having at least: an objective having a lens mount and at least one lens, an image sensor for acquiring and converting optical signals into electrical signals, a bearer device on which the image sensor is mounted and contacted, and a camera housing for accommodating the objective and the bearer device. The objective is connected to the camera housing, in particular to a first housing part, and is borne by the camera housing.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/23/15
20150207944 

Continuous film and camera and method thereof


A dual camera for continuous transmission of radio wave image data to outside picture processing devices and continuous capture of images on frames of camera film rolls, the dual camera including a camera body, a cable for transmitting radio wave image data to outside picture processing devices, a camera antenna for receiving electrical signals, a camera lens mounted on the camera body for capturing images on frames of camera film rolls, a plurality of housing compartments for receiving camera film rolls, a plurality of detachable housing compartment doors operable for simultaneous removal of at least one camera film roll in a non-filming position when images are captured on all frames of the at least one camera film roll, without exposing remaining camera film roll in filming position is provided.. .
First Principles, Inc.


07/23/15
20150207567 

Radio frequency signal transceiver, coherent radar receiver and processing radio frequency signals


An rf signal transceiver comprising a mode-locked laser to output an optical signal having a plurality of phase-locked modes, an optical splitter to power split the optical signal into a transmitter optical signal and a receiver optical signal; a transmitter apparatus to receive the transmitter optical signal and comprising an optical filter to select two of the modes, an optical modulator to modulate a part of the transmitter optical signal to form at least one phase modulated optical signal, and a photodetector to heterodyne the phase modulated optical signal with one of the modes without a corresponding phase modulation to form an rf signal for transmission; and a receiver apparatus arranged to receive an rf signal and the receiver optical signal and comprising an optical modulator to modulate the receiver optical signal with the received rf signal; and an optical to electrical signal conversion apparatus to convert the modulated receiver optical signal into a corresponding electrical signal.. .
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


07/23/15
20150207565 

Interface circuit for transmitting and receiving signals between electronic devices, and semiconductor memory chip and operation processing device including the same


An interface circuit configured to transmit and receive signals between electronic devices is provided. The interface circuit includes an optical connection protocol manager configured to serialize a parallel transmission packet electrical signal generated based on output data to generate a serialized transmission packet electrical signal, parallelize a serial reception packet electrical signal to generate a parallelized reception packet electrical signal, and parse the parallelized reception packet electrical signal according to whether there is an error in the parallelized reception packet electrical signal to generate input data; and an electro-optical converter configured to convert the serialized transmission packet electrical signal into a transmission packet optical signal to output the transmission packet optical signal, receive a reception packet optical signal, and convert the reception packet optical signal into the serial reception packet electrical signal to provide the serial reception packet electrical signal to the optical connection protocol manager..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


07/23/15
20150207292 

Laser apparatus using cavity dumping and active mode locking


This invention provides a solution for operating a mode-locking and cavity dumping laser apparatus using a single electro-optical switch or modulator, such as a pockels cell, without the need of multiplexing between two sources of voltage. The complex waveform of electrical signal, which controls the pockels cell is achieved by employing the phenomena, called lc circuit ringing, where the lc circuit is formed from an inductive element and a capacitor, where the pockels cell works as a capacitor itself.
Integrated Optics, Uab




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