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| Solid-state image sensor and camera system|
There is provided a solid-state image sensor including a pixel array unit in which pixels are arrayed, the pixel including a photodiode converting an optical signal into an electrical signal, and a readout unit which reads out an analog image signal from the pixel to a signal line and processes the read out analog pixel signal in a unit of column. The readout unit includes a ΔΣ modulator which has a function to convert the analog pixel signal in to a digital signal, and an amplifier which is arranged on an input side of the ΔΣ modulator and amplifies the analog pixel signal read out to the signal line using a set gain to input the signal to the ΔΣ modulator..
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
| Multi-endpoint optical receiver|
An optical receiver includes a plurality of optical/electrical (o/e) converters to couple to a corresponding plurality of optical fibers. The optical receiver also includes an analog switch to receive a plurality of analog electric signals generated by the plurality of o/e converters and selectively provide one of the plurality of analog electric signals for conversion to a digital electrical signal.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.
| Waterproof cable connector|
A waterproof cable connector includes a first cable terminal for transmitting or receiving electrical signals of a first cable to or from a second cable, a waterproof member combined with the first cable to perform a waterproof function of the first cable terminal, and a first fastener wrapping the first cable terminal and the waterproof member.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
| Antenna system for signal-attenuating containers|
A system can include a container that includes a cabinet capable of attenuating or blocking wireless signals, an aed located within the cabinet, an internal patch antenna removably mounted to an internal surface of the cabinet, an external patch antenna removably mounted to an external surface of the cabinet, and an electrical connection between the internal patch antenna and the external patch antenna. The internal and external patch antennas can be configured to transmit wireless signals at a particular frequency and to receive wireless signals at the particular frequency.
| Semiconductor memory device having an electrically floating body transistor|
An ic may include an array of memory cells formed in a semiconductor, including memory cells arranged in rows and columns, each memory cell may include a floating body region defining at least a portion of a surface of the memory cell, the floating body region having a first conductivity type; a buried region located within the memory cell and located adjacent to the floating body region, wherein the buried region has a second conductivity type, wherein the floating body region is bounded on a first side by a first insulating region having a first thickness and on a second side by a second insulating region having a second thickness, and a gate region above the floating body region and the second insulating region and is insulated from the floating body region by an insulating layer; and control circuitry configured to provide electrical signals to said buried region.. .
Zeno Semiconductor, Inc.
| Systems and methods for determining an amount of fissile material in a reactor|
A method of determining an amount of fissile material in a reactor includes sensing neutrons or photons emitted from the reactor before and after a change in a reactor operating parameter and determining a mass of fissile material responsive to a difference between the intensities of the radiation. A system for determining an amount of fissile material includes a radiation detector and a computing system.
Oregon State University
| Waveform discrimination device, waveform discrimination method, and waveform discrimination program|
A waveform discrimination device includes: a waveform detector receiving waveforms of pulses to be measured and converting the waveforms to electrical signals; an analog amplifier expanding transient waveforms of the electrical signals along a time-domain axis; an ad converter converting the electrical signals to digital data in rise and fall times of the electrical signals; and a signal processing circuit calculating a characteristic-amount of the rise time as a point on a first coordinate axis by using the digital data, and calculating a characteristic-amount of the fall time as a point on a second coordinate axis, so as to define a set of the points on the first and second coordinate axes as a coordinate point, and plot the coordinate point on a discrimination plane, wherein, by plotted positions of the coordinate point, whether the pulses has a first waveform or a second waveform is discriminated.. .
National University Corporation Shizuoka University
| Gas density monitor comprising a transmission element, and gas density monitoring method|
Density monitor for monitoring a gas density in a measuring volume, including a membrane which communicates with the measuring volume in such a way as to move in the measuring volume when a gas density changes, and a membrane movement detection device connected to the membrane, for converting a membrane movement into an electrical signal. The membrane movement detection device is coupled to the membrane by a transmission element for mechanically amplifying the membrane movement path..
| Optoelectronic module for a contactless free-space optical link, associated multichannel modules, associated interconnection system, production and connection to a board|
An optoelectronic module, intended to provide a conversion of an electrical signal from an electronic board into an optical signal propagated in free space or vice versa, includes the following stack: an electronic board, intended to act as an interface with an electronic application board; an electronic control component suitable for controlling an optoelectronic component, the electronic component being attached directly onto the electronic board and electrically connected to the electronic circuit; an optoelectronic component suitable for transmitting or receiving a light signal via its upper surface, the optoelectronic component being attached directly on the top of the electronic control component and electrically connected to the electronic component; an optical device suitable for transmitting an optical signal; an optical device support, the support being attached, preferably by gluing or brazing, directly onto the electronic board so as to ensure the mechanical alignment between the optical device and the optoelectronic component.. .
| Contact sensors for a mobile robot|
A robot includes a body and a bumper. The body is movable relative to a surface and includes a first portion of a sensor.
Method and treating restless legs syndrome
Apparatuses and methods are disclosed that may be used to treat one or more restless leg syndrome (rls) symptoms of a patient. One example method may include generating first and second stimulation waveforms using a waveform generator; electrically stimulating at least a portion of a sacral region of the patient, based on the first and second stimulation waveforms, using a number of electrodes; damping or interfering with electrical signals transmitted from the patient's brain to the patient's legs via a femoral nerve of the patient using the electrical stimulation; and reducing the one or more symptoms of rls based on damping or interfering with the electrical signals transmitted from the patient's brain..
Invicta Medical, Inc.
Medical instrument with sensor for use in a electromagnetic navigation
A medical instrument includes a printed sensor, a surface, at least one non-conductive material, and at least one pair of contacts. The sensor has at least one coil formed on a conductive material.
Focal point identification and mapping
A method can determine one or more origins of focal activation. The method can include computing phase for the electrical signals at a plurality of nodes distributed across a geometric surface based on the electrical data across time.
Cardioinsight Technologies, Inc.
Real-time audio processing of ambient sound
An earpiece for real-time audio processing of ambient sound includes an ear bud that provides passive noise attenuation to the earpiece such that exterior ambient sound is substantially reduced within an ear of a wearer, an exterior microphone that receives ambient sound and converts the received ambient sound into analog electrical signals, and an analog-to-digital converter that converts the analog electrical signals into digital signals representative of the ambient sounds. The earpiece further includes a digital signal processor that performs a transformation operation on the digital signals according to instructions received from a mobile device, the transformation operation transforms the digital signals into modified digital signals, a digital-to-analog converter that converts the modified digital signals into modified analog electrical signals, and a speaker that outputs the modified analog electrical signals as audio waves..
Doppler Labs, Inc.
Decoding a combined amplitude modulated and frequency modulated signal
The present disclosure relates to a method for decoding a combined am/fm encoded signal, comprising the steps of: combining said encoded optical signal with light from a local oscillator configured with a local oscillator frequency; converting the combined local oscillator and encoded optical signal into one or more electrical signals by means of at least one opto-electrical converter having a predefined frequency bandwidth, thereby providing an amplified and encoded electrical signal having one or more encoded signal current(s), where one type of states have a higher oscillation frequency than other type of states; rectifying the encoded signal current(s), thereby obtaining an encoded power spectrum, wherein said power spectrum has different states, such as “0”-states and “1”-states, with different power levels such that they can be discriminated, said local oscillator frequency is defined by a positive local oscillator frequency-offset from the frequency of one of the states in said encoded optical signal, and said local oscillator frequency-offset is selected to be dependent on said frequency bandwidth.. .
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Method and system for optoelectronic receivers utilizing waveguide heterojunction phototransistors integrated in a cmos soi wafer
A method and system for optoelectronic receivers utilizing waveguide heterojunction phototransistors (hpts) integrated in a wafer are disclosed and may include receiving optical signals via optical fibers operably coupled to a top surface of the chip. Electrical signals may be generated utilizing hpts that detect the optical signals.
Distributed mach-zehnder modulator (mzm) driver delay compensation
An electronic driver circuit for use with a modulator such as a segmented mach-zehnder modulator (mzm) is provided. The electronic driver circuit includes a first delay buffer implemented as a first complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (cmos) inverter and a second delay buffer implemented as a second cmos inverter.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
Single pulse laser apparatus
Provided is a single pulse laser apparatus. The apparatus including a resonator having a first mirror, a second mirror, a gain medium, and electro-optic modulators (eoms) which perform each mode-locking and q-switching, the apparatus includes a photodiode which measures laser light that oscillates from the resonator, a synchronizer which converts an electrical signal generated by measuring the laser light into a transistor-transistor logic (ttl) signal, a delay unit which sets a latency determined in order to synchronize a mode-locked pulse with a q-switched pulse to the ttl signal, and outputs a trigger ttl signal according to the latency, and a q-driver which inputs the trigger ttl signal to the eom which performs q-switching, and causes the eom to operates..
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology
Electrical activity sensor device for detecting electrical activity and electrical activity monitoring apparatus
The invention relates to electrical activity sensor attachable to a power cable of an electrical device for detecting an impulse generated in the power cable in response to a change in electrical power state of the electrical device. The electrical activity sensor includes an antenna assembly having an antenna element operable to magnetically couple with an electrical pulse generated in the power cable to induce an electrical signal in response to a change in electrical power state of the electrical device.
Methods for manufacturing poly-silicon thin film transistor and array substrate
The present disclosure provides a poly-silicon tft, its manufacturing method, an array substrate and its manufacturing method. The method for manufacturing the poly-silicon tft includes a step of, subsequent to the formation of an amorphous-silicon active layer and a source electrode of the tft, applying an electrical signal to the source electrode, so as to maintain the source electrode at a predetermined temperature for a predetermined time period, thereby to crystallize the amorphous active layer into a poly-silicon active layer due to heat generated by the source electrode and transferred to the amorphous active layer..
Hefei Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
Electric apparatus including electric patterns for suppressing solder bridges
An electric apparatus may include a plurality of electric patterns arranged on a substrate. Each of the electric patterns may include a pad for connection with a solder ball, an electrical trace laterally extending from a portion of the pad to allow an electrical signal to be transmitted from or to the pad, a first dummy trace laterally extending from other portion of the pad, and a first connection line connecting the first dummy trace to the electrical trace.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Positional encoder and control rod position indicator for nuclear reactor using same
A cam is immersed in water at an elevated temperature and/or pressure. A reciprocating cam follower also immersed in the water contacts a surface of the cam.
Bwxt Nuclear Operations Group, Inc.
System, methods and a leak detector and monitor
Aspects of the present invention include a leak detector and monitor comprising: at least one leak sensor adapted to detect a leak of a substance; at least one microcontroller adapted to receive a signal from the leak sensor; and at least one wireless communication module adapted to receive the signal from the microcontroller, whereby the wireless communication module transmits an electronic message to at least one user, whereby the user wirelessly communicates his instructions to the microcontroller to exercise control over at least one electrical valve by transmitting at least one electrical signal to the electrical valve. Aspects of the present invention include a leak detector and monitor comprising: at least one leak sensor adapted to detect a leak of a substance; at least one microcontroller adapted to receive a signal from the leak sensor; and at least one wireless communication module adapted to receive the signal from the microcontroller, whereby the wireless communication module transmits an electronic message to an internet cloud based server and the internet cloud based server transmits the electronic message to a user's device, whereby the user wirelessly communicates his instructions to the internet cloud based server and the internet cloud based server transmits the user's instructions to the microcontroller to exercise control over at least one electrical valve by transmitting at least one electrical signal to the electrical valve.
Vidtek Associates Nv, Inc.
Battery operated device and tag for a battery operated device
A device tag including a housing that includes a first connector structure constructed and arranged to engage with a battery operated device and a second connector structure constructed and arranged to slidingly engage with a battery such that the device tag is provided between the battery operated device and the battery. The device tag also includes an electrical connector carried by the housing and constructed and arranged to provide an electrical connection between the battery operated device and the battery.
The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
Fingerprint identification device and electronic device using same
The present disclosure relates to a fingerprint identification device includes a pressure sensor array, a multiplexer, an addressing circuit, a signal processing circuit, a microcontroller and a memory. The multiplexer is connected to the pressure sensor array and the signal processing circuit.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
Redox active polymer devices and methods of using and manufacturing the same
The disclosed technology relates generally to apparatuses comprising conductive polymers and more particularly to tags and tag devices comprising a redox-active polymer film, and methods of using and manufacturing the same. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a substrate and a conductive structure formed on the substrate which includes a layer of redox-active polymer film having mobile ions and electrons.
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University
Apparatus and detecting hovering object, switching matrix, determining compensation capacitance, compensating for force sensing capacitance, and detecting force input
Disclosed is a method of detecting a hovering object, the method including: an operation of precharging a compensation capacitor and a parallel capacitor, which is obtained by connecting in parallel a self-capacitor formed between an object hovering over a touch panel and an electrode of the touch panel and a parasitic capacitor of the touch panel, with a predetermined voltage; a first charge sharing operation of sharing charges by connecting the parallel capacitor and the compensation capacitor in series; a second charge sharing operation of sharing charges by connecting the parallel capacitor and the compensation capacitor in parallel; and an operation of outputting an electrical signal provided by the parallel capacitor while the parallel capacitor and the compensation capacitor are connected in parallel.. .
Nplanic Co., Ltd.
Touch module and touch screen
In a touch module, a light emitted by the light source undergoes a total reflection in the third substrate. When a first spacer is pressed against a third substrate by pressing a location on a second substrate, the light undergoing the total reflection in the third substrate escapes out of the third substrate and irradiates onto a photosensitive part corresponding to the pressed first spacer, the irradiated photosensitive part generates an electrical signal, and a pressed location on the second substrate is determined by detecting the electrical signal transmitted to an optical current detection line electrically connected to the irradiated photosensitive part.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd.
Interactive robot responding to human physical touches in manner of baby
An interactive robot mimicking a baby's reactions to physical touches by a human user includes a main portion and two hand portions at the sides. The main portion includes a display panel coupled to a signal processing module.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
Robot capable of vibrating based on pressure
A robot includes a body, artificial skin wrapped around the body, and a number of vibrators and a controller positioned in the body. The artificial skin includes a plurality of carbon nanotube films corresponding to different locations of the body and configured to generate an electrical signal when an external pressure is applied to the artificial skin.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
Impedance matching and electrode conditioning in patient interface systems
Systems and method may be used for interfacing with a patient. Systems may include a plurality of electrodes in electrical communication with a processor.
Medical devices for mapping cardiac tissue
Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example method may include a method of identifying an activation time in a cardiac electrical signal.
Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
Method for producing a contact element
Coating the carrier element (4) with an electrically conductive material, wherein the produced coating (6) forms the only electrical signal conductor. The invention further relates to an electrical plug connector having a contact element (3), which is characterized in that the contact element (3) comprises a carrier element (4) coated with an electrically conductive material, wherein the coating (6) forms the only electrical signal conductor..
Multi-layer-multi-turn structure for high efficiency wireless communication
A structure for wireless communication having a plurality of conductor layers, an insulator layer separating each of the conductor layers, and at least one connector connecting two of the conductor layers wherein an electrical resistance is reduced when an electrical signal is induced in the resonator at a predetermined frequency. The structure is capable of transmitting or receiving electrical energy and/or data at various near and far field magnetic coupling frequencies..
A waveguide. The waveguide may include a first waveguide region that includes a signal trace with a first width.
Integrated circuit packaging techniques and configurations for small form-factor or wearable devices
Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward integrated circuit (ic) packaging techniques and configurations for small form-factor or wearable devices. In one embodiment, an apparatus may include a substrate having a first side and a second side disposed opposite to the first side and a sidewall disposed between the first side and the second side, the sidewall defining a perimeter of the substrate, and a plurality of through-substrate vias (tsvs) disposed between the first side and the second side of the substrate, and a first dielectric layer disposed on the first side and including electrical routing features to route electrical signals of one or more dies in a plane of the first dielectric layer.
Embedded multi-device bridge with through-bridge conductive via signal connection
A microelectronic structure includes a substrate having a first surface and a cavity extending into the substrate from the substrate first surface, a first microelectronic device and a second microelectronic device attached to the substrate first surface, and a bridge disposed within the substrate cavity and attached to the first microelectronic device and to the second microelectronic device. The bridge includes a plurality conductive vias extending from a first surface to an opposing second surface of the bridge, wherein the conductive vias are electrically coupled to deliver electrical signals from the substrate to the first microelectronic device and the second microelectronic device.
Paralleling interface for power supply
An interface to connect in parallel two or more digitally controlled ac power supplies. The paralleling interface is based on a master-slave scheme, and includes up to 10 electrical signals.
Pacific Power Source, Inc.
Method and system for monitoring and reporting equipment operating conditions and diagnostic information
A method and system (20) is provided for condition based monitoring reliability maintenance capabilities for an asset (70), such as one or more machines, by establishing a network including of a sensor (60) or a plurality of sensors installed, temporarily or in generally fixed locations, on asset (70), wherein sensor (60) provides time sequenced operational information in the form of data based on vibrations, temperature, electrical signals, or other operating conditions. Sensors (60) are connected to a local controller (40) which transmits the data via a local or wide area network (45), either through wired or wireless communication paths, in data packets, each containing divided portions of the operational information.
Cbm Enterprise Solutions, Llc
Sensor and manufacturing same
A sensor comprising: a mass element; a frame surrounding the mass element; a connecting body having flexibility, and connecting the mass element to the frame; a pressure detecting unit; and an acceleration detecting unit. The mass element comprises: a main portion comprising a through-hole passing therethrough from the top surface to the bottom surface; a mounting portion connected to the top surface of the main portion, and surrounding an outer periphery of the through-hole; a first cover portion having flexibility, connected to the mounting portion and covering the through-hole; and a second cover portion, disposed on the bottom surface of the main portion, covering the through-hole, and deformable less than the first cover portion when received an external force.
Electro-mechanical miniaturized device for pressure measurements
An electro-mechanical miniaturized device 1 for pressure measurements is described, the device comprising at least one first electro-mechanical miniaturized pressure sensor member 11, configured to detect a respective first pressure value p1 and to generate a first electrical signal s1 representative of the first pressure value p1, and further comprising at least one second electro-mechanical miniaturized pressure sensor member 12, configured to detect a respective second pressure value p2 and to generate a second electrical signal s2 representative of said second pressure value p2. The second sensor member 12 is arranged within a casing 13 suitable to seal it.
Nanotech Analysis S.r.l.s.
Method of manufacturing pressure sensor and pressure sensor
A method of manufacturing a pressure sensor including a tubular housing having a lid-shaped support plate formed at one end of the housing, a diaphragm, a piezoelectric element for outputting an electrical signal corresponding to pressure received by the diaphragm, and a rod-shaped transmission section for transmitting the pressure to the piezoelectric element. The method includes the steps of accommodating the piezoelectric element into the housing, and fixing the transmission section to the housing through the diaphragm in a state in which a predetermined preload is applied to the piezoelectric element in an axial direction of the housing by pressing the piezoelectric element against the support plate by the transmission section..
Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
Angular localization system and method
An angular localization system for determining an object's location includes a signal processor and three channels have a respective first, second, and third photodetector. The first channel images a first portion of an optical signal from which the first photodetector generates a first electrical signal.
Ascentia Imaging, Inc.
Sensing and responding to an explosion local to a vehicle
A vehicle and a sensor for use in the vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle includes: a sensor array configured to detect an explosion by sensing, at different heights within a base of the vehicle, mechanical deformation of the base of the vehicle caused by the explosion; and control circuitry configured to respond to detection of the explosion by causing a groundwards force to be applied to the vehicle that depends upon inputs, characterising the explosion, provided by the sensor array.
Advanced Blast & Ballistic Systems Limited
Load-dependent regulation of hydraulic motors
Method for the load-dependent regulation of a hydrostatic drive (1), with a closed hydraulic fluid circuit comprising a first hydraulic motor (5) and, parallel to this, a second hydraulic motor (6), whereby both hydraulic motors (5 and 6) are capable of being powered by a hydraulic pump (3) via a high-pressure line (7) and a low-pressure line (8) and are mechanically coupled to each other via a transmission (70). The displacement of the first hydraulic motor (5) can be adjusted proportionally to an electrical signal of an electronic control system (50) by means of an electro-proportional control valve (10) and the displacement of the second hydraulic motor (6) can be adjusted by means of a pressure-proportional control valve (20) which is hydraulically connected to the high-pressure line (7) via a control pressure line (21).
Danfoss Power Solutions Gmbh & Co. Ohg
Fabric and manufacturing sock
Fabrics, socks, and methods are described in which conductive traces are integrally knit into fabric for making a sock. In some cases, certain stitches are selected for knitting conductive yarn in addition to or in place of the main body yarn of the sock.
Wigwam Mills, Inc.
System and transmission of electrical signals in imperfectly conducting media
A system for transmitting a signal through an imperfectly-conducting medium includes a transmitter station and a receiver station. The transmitter station has a transmitter and at least one conductor (electrode).
Vortant Technologies, Llc
Methods and electrical stimulation
A method of treating a neurological condition in a patient, the method including the step of applying an electrical stimulation from conductors to the patient's head at a stimulation application site. In some embodiments, the electrical stimulation includes a composite electrical signal further comprising at least one signal form configured to provide long-term treatment of the neurological condition and at least one signal form configured to provide analgesia for short-term pain relief.
Physiological mapping for arrhythmia
A non-transitory computer-readable medium can have instructions executable by a processor. The instructions can include an electrogram reconstruction method to generate reconstructed electrogram signals for each of a multitude of points residing on or near a predetermined cardiac envelope based on geometry data and non-invasively measured body surface electrical signals.
Cardioinsight Technologies, Inc.
Ultrasound observation apparatus
An ultrasound observation apparatus combines ultrasound images generated based on an echo signal, the echo signal being obtained by converting an ultrasound echo into an electrical signal, the ultrasound echo being obtained by transmitting ultrasound to an observation target and by reflecting the ultrasound from the observation target. The apparatus includes: a memory that stores the ultrasound images in chronological order; a correlation unit that detects a moving amount and a moving direction as a three-dimensional correlation between an ultrasound image of a past frame and an ultrasound image of a latest frame; a position correction unit that moves a relative position of the ultrasound image of the past frame with respect to the ultrasound image of the latest frame based on the moving amount and moving direction; and a weighting unit that performs weighting processing on the ultrasound image of the past frame based on the moving amount..
Salivary biosensors and biofuel cells
Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed mouth-based biosensors and biofuel cells. In one aspect, an electrochemical sensor device for detecting analytes in saliva includes a substrate including an electrically insulative material, a first electrode disposed on the substrate at a first location, in which the first electrode includes a surface including a chemical agent (e.g., a catalyst or a reactant) corresponding to an analyte in saliva; and a second electrode disposed on the substrate at a second location separated from the first electrode by a spacing region, the first and second electrodes capable of sustaining a redox reaction involving the chemical agent and the analyte to produce an electrical signal, such that, when the device is present in the mouth of a user and electrically coupled to an electrical circuit, the device is operable to detect the analyte in the user's saliva..
The Regents Of The University Of California
Imaging device and endoscope device
An imaging device includes a lens group configured to collect incident light, a prism configured to reflect the light collected by the lens group, and an image sensor having a light receiving unit configured to receive the light reflected by the prism and to perform photoelectric conversion on the received light to generate an electrical signal. The prism is mounted on the light receiving unit, and the lens group is directly mounted on a surface of the image sensor..