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Date/App# patent app List of recent Electrical Signal-related patents
08/18/16
20160242273 
 Reflected signal absorption in interconnect patent thumbnailReflected signal absorption in interconnect
Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward techniques and configurations for electrical signal absorption in an interconnect stub. In one instance, a printed circuit board (pcb) assembly may comprise a substrate and an interconnect (such as a via) formed in the substrate to route an electrical signal within the pcb.
Intel Corporation


08/18/16
20160241961 
 Systems and apparatus providing frequency shaping for microphone devices and methods of operation of the same patent thumbnailSystems and apparatus providing frequency shaping for microphone devices and methods of operation of the same
A device is provided. The device includes: a sensor adapted to receive an acoustic wave and generate an electrical signal in response to receipt of the acoustic wave; clock frequency detection circuitry adapted to receive a clock signal, detect a frequency of the clock signal and generate information representative of the frequency; and digital filter circuitry coupled to the clock frequency detection circuitry.
Invensense, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241958 
 Microphone arrangement patent thumbnailMicrophone arrangement
The present invention relates to a microphone arrangement (m) which has a charge pump (lp), which produces a dc voltage, a transducer (wa), which converts acoustic signals into electrical signals and which is connected to the charge pump (lp), and a control unit (vclfs), which controls the charge pump (lp) and which adjusts the dc voltage produced by the charge pump (lp).. .
Epcos Ag


08/18/16
20160241338 
 Self-identifying one-way authentication method using optical signals patent thumbnailSelf-identifying one-way authentication method using optical signals
In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a self-identifying optical transmitter for broadcasting a one-way authentication code using light-based communication. The transmitter may include a memory for storing an identifier of the transmitter, a processor for generating a data signal including an identifier of the transmitter, a modulator for receiving the data signal and generating an electrical signal, the modular generating the electrical signal by modulating the data signal.
Abl Ip Holding Llc


08/18/16
20160241336 
 Transmission line protection using traveling waves in optical ground wire fiber patent thumbnailTransmission line protection using traveling waves in optical ground wire fiber
Disclosed herein are systems for detecting a location of a fault on an electric power transmission line using a state-of-polarization traveling wave in an optical ground wire various embodiments may also detect a traveling wave on a conductor of the transmission system. The arrival times of the state-of-polarization traveling wave and the electrical traveling wave may be compared.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241335 
 Relay device, relay method, and optical communication system which uses relay device patent thumbnailRelay device, relay method, and optical communication system which uses relay device
A relay device includes a first transmitting and receiving unit connected to a pon line on the upper-level side and performing mutual conversion between optical and electrical signals; a second transmitting and receiving unit connected to a pon line on the lower-level side and performing mutual conversion between optical and electrical signals; a relay processing unit relaying a downstream frame received by the first unit to the second unit, and relays an upstream frame received by the second unit to the first unit; and a control unit. The control unit follows upstream multiple access control performed by a station side device, for transmission of the upstream frame to be transmitted by the first unit to the station side device, and independently performs upstream multiple access control for reception of the upstream frame received by the second unit from a home side device..
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240459 
 Pad configurations for an electronic package assembly patent thumbnailPad configurations for an electronic package assembly
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an electronic package assembly comprising a solder mask layer, the solder mask layer having at least one opening, and a plurality of pads coupled to the solder mask layer, wherein at least one pad of the plurality of pads includes (i) a first side, (ii) a second side, the first side being disposed opposite to the second side, (iii) a terminal portion and (iv) an extended portion, wherein the first side at the terminal portion is configured to receive a package interconnect structure through the at least one opening in the solder mask layer, the package interconnect structure to route electrical signals between a die and another electronic device that is external to the electronic package assembly, and wherein the second side at the extended portion is configured to receive one or more electrical connections from the die.. .
Marvell World Trade Ltd.


08/18/16
20160239703 
 Finger vein authentication system patent thumbnailFinger vein authentication system
In order to achieve the above object, there is provided a finger vein authentication system including a light source unit configured to emit near-infrared light; an optical filter unit configured to allow only light with a specific wavelength in light incident from the light source unit to penetrate therethrough; a ccd camera unit configured to capture an image including an user's finger and then to convert the captured image into an electrical signal; a memory unit configured to store a level set curvature program, the level set curvature program performing an operation for extracting a finger vein pattern from the image including the finger using a level set curvature; and a control unit configured to drive the level set curvature program.. .

08/18/16
20160239136 
 Integrated touch and force detection patent thumbnailIntegrated touch and force detection
This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for determining a force index associated with a touch event. One aspect of the subject matter described in this disclosure can be implemented in a touch sensor system.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.


08/18/16
20160239128 
 User interface method and apparatus patent thumbnailUser interface method and apparatus
A user interface method and apparatus are provided. A user interface method of a smart device includes receiving an electrical signal from an electromyography (emg) sensor worn on a user, determining a user input based on the received electrical signal and position information about a determined position of a detected touch of the user on a touch screen, and controlling operation of the smart device in response to the determined user input..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160238842 

Head-mounted display device, control the same, and computer program


A head-mounted display device includes an image display unit which displays an image. The head-mounted display device includes: a microphone unit including an audio input unit which converts a sound into an electrical signal and capable of switching a position of the audio input unit between a plurality of positions; a position determination unit which determines which position of the plurality of positions the audio input unit is located at; and a mode switching control unit which switches an operation of the audio input unit and a display mode of the image display unit, respectively, on the basis of the determined position..
Seiko Epson Corporation


08/18/16
20160238836 

Back side illumination image sensor with non-planar optical interface


An image sensor that includes a substrate having front and back surfaces, a plurality of photo detectors formed adjacent the front surface, a plurality of contact pads at the front surface and electrically coupled to the photo detectors, and a plurality of light manipulation components disposed on a portion of the back surface. The photo detectors are configured to generate electrical signals in response to light incident through the light manipulation components and through the portion of the back surface.
Optiz, Inc.


08/18/16
20160238644 

Single wound current transformer impedance measurement circuit


A single wound single current transformer impedance measurement circuit for determining a circuit element parameter in a ground fault circuit interrupter circuit. The circuit includes a transconductance amplifier having first and second input terminals and first and second output terminals.
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc


08/18/16
20160238581 

Water quality sensor using positive feedback


A sensing system according to the embodiment of the present invention includes an optical actuator configured to apply an optical stimulus into a detection target substance, a photo detector configured to output an electrical signal having a snapback form in response to an optical response generated according to a concentration of the detection target substance to which the optical stimulus is applied, an amplifier configured to amplify the electrical signal output from the photo detector and to provide the amplified electrical signal as positive feedback to the optical actuator, and a detection unit configured to detect the detection target substance in response to the electrical signal.. .
Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160238547 

Sensing element compositions and sensor system for detecting and monitoring structures for hydrocarbons


Carbon nanotubes, graphene nanoplatelets, and/or metal oxides are incorporated in a polymer to form a sensing element that may be applied on to a surface for sensing hydrocarbon leakage, mechanical stress, and/or temperature change of a hydrocarbon transportation and/or storage structure. Electrical signals from the sensing element are processed to check for indicators of leakage, stress and/or temperature change..
1835963 Alberta Ltd.


08/18/16
20160238376 

Optical fiber sensor system


The optical fiber sensor system includes a light source unit including a light source and a polarization controller, a modulation unit having an optical path and a coil and configured to modulate light passing though the optical path according to stress applied to the coil, an optical coupler configured to branch the measured light into clockwise light and counterclockwise light, and output interference light, a polarization separator configured to separate the interference light into a first component and a second component having polarization states orthogonal to each other, and a detection unit having a first light detector and configured to detect stress by converting the first component into a first electrical signal. The polarization controller controls a polarization state of light output from the light source so that the first electrical signal is proportional to the stress..
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237822 

Blade restoration using shroud plating


Aspects of the disclosure are directed to applying a plating solution to a base material of a notch associated with a shroud section of a turbine blade, and applying an electrical signal to the plating solution to cause a deposition of material onto the base material to form a composite.. .
United Technologies Corporation


08/18/16
20160237794 

Firing switch and operation


The present invention concerns a firing switch for a downhole ballistics device. More particularly, but not exclusively, this invention concerns a firing switch for a downhole ballistics device and a method of operating the firing switch.
Guardian Global Technologies Limited


08/18/16
20160236665 

Electronic brake controlling the same


An electronic brake system according to the present invention includes a reservoir that stores oil, a cylinder that receives supply of oil from the reservoir, a piston that is provided so as to be moved forward and backward within the cylinder, a spring that is provided within the cylinder and provides an elastic reaction force to the piston, a motor that generates a rotational force for driving the piston in accordance with an electrical signal of a pedal displacement sensor, a ball screw that converts a rotational motion of the motor into a linear motion to drive the piston, and an ecu (electronic control unit) that controls the motor. Here, a normally closed type solenoid valve that is closed in a normal state and opened when an open signal is applied from the ecu may be provided on the hydraulic line connecting the reservoir and the cylinder..
Mando Corporation


08/18/16
20160236618 

Rear view mirror simulation


A rear view assembly includes a housing, which is fixedly secured to a motor vehicle. The housing includes an optical sensor that is housed therewith.
Audi Ag


08/18/16
20160235999 

Apparatus for artificial cardiac simulation and using the same


A system for artificial stimulation of the heart of a subject comprises a controller comprising a receiver for receiving signal data, a processor for processing received signal data, and a transmitter for transmitting signal data; a sensing stent for location in the proximal coronary sinus of the subject and comprising a sensing electrode assembly for sensing atrial and/or ventricular signals from the heart of the subject and a transmitter for transmitting signal data to the receiver; a stimulation stent for location in a vein of the subject distal of the sensing stent and comprising a receiver for receiving signal data from the transmitter and an electrode assembly for providing a stimulating electrical signal to the heart in response to the data received; and a defibrillator assembly for providing stimulation to the heart sufficient to defibrillate the heart in response to a signal received from the controller assembly.. .
Gloucestershire Hospital Nhs Foundation Trust


08/18/16
20160235990 

Electrode configuration for implantable modulator


A device according to some embodiments may include an implantable flexible carrier and a pair of electrodes located on the carrier. The electrodes may be spaced from each other by a distance greater than 3 mm, and may be configured to cause, when supplied with an electrical signal, a unidirectional electric field sufficient to modulate at least one nerve..

08/18/16
20160235964 

Implantable lead connector


An implantable lead connector configured for long term implantation and to electrically interconnect multiple medical devices and to channel electrical signals between said interconnected devices and a target organ, comprising: a first port adapted to receive a first signal suitable to stimulate a target tissue, a second port adapted to receive a second signal suitable to stimulate a target tissue, and a third port configured to connect to a target organ, wherein at least one of said first and second ports is configured to connect to a signal generator not integrated with said connector.. .
Impulse Dynamics Nv


08/18/16
20160235319 

Two electrode twelve lead ecg


Described herein are methods, apparatuses, and systems for heart monitoring of a patient. The heart monitoring system can be used to take an electrocardiogram (ecg) using only two electrodes.
Alivecor, Inc.


08/11/16
20160234586 

Electroacoustic transducer


An electroacoustic transducer for converting electric signals into acoustic waves and outputting the acoustic waves is disclosed. The transducer includes a housing having an outlet for the acoustic waves on a front surface side, a balanced armature drive unit and a diaphragm arranged inside the housing, and an external connection terminal arranged along a back surface side of the housing and connected electrically to a coil of the drive unit.
Molex, Llc


08/11/16
20160233961 

Optical transceiver of flexible modulation format


An optical transceiver of a flexible modulation format. The optical transceiver may include an optical transmitter to convert an electrical signal to an optical signal and transmit the optical signal, an optical receiver to receive and convert the optical signal to an electrical signal, s and a controller to set modulation formats of the optical transmitter and the optical receivers according to modulation format information..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


08/11/16
20160233960 

Providing digital data services as electrical signals and radio-frequency (rf) communications over optical fiber in distributed communications systems, and related components and methods


Distributed communications systems providing and supporting radio frequency (rf) communication services and digital data services, and related components and methods are disclosed. The rf communication services can be distributed over optical fiber to client devices, such as remote units for example.
Corning Optical Communications Llc


08/11/16
20160233790 

Bidirectional electrical signal converter


A bidirectional ac-to-dc and dc-to-ac circuit includes a first inductor-capacitor (lc) circuit connected to an ac power source, a transistor synchronized with the ac power source signal, a second lc circuit electrically connected to the synchronized transistor and the first inductor-capacitor circuit, a high-frequency switching transistor electrically connected to the second inductor-capacitor circuit and a direct current (dc) load, and a controller connected to the high-frequency switching transistor. The controller identifies an error between a measured dc output signal and a predetermined dc output signal that is applied to the dc load, and adjusts a duty cycle of a pulse width modulation (pwm) switching signal for the high-frequency transistor to reduce the identified error..
Indiana University Research And Technology Corporation


08/11/16
20160233136 

Apparatus and methods for through substrate via test


A stack of vertically-connected, horizontally-oriented integrated circuits (ics) may have electrical connections from the front side of one ic to the back side of another ic. Electrical signals may be transferred from the back side of one ic to the front side of the same ic by means of through substrate vias (tsvs), which may include through silicon vias.
Micron Technology, Inc.


08/11/16
20160232882 

Accelerometer and gyroscope controlled tone effects for use with electric instruments


A movement actuated tone effects system is provided for manipulating the electrical signal of an electric instrument by moving the electrical instrument in relation to a set of reference axes. A movement actuated tone effects unit is positioned within the electric instrument or within an effects cartridge attached to the electric instrument via a cartridge receiver.

08/11/16
20160231348 

Laser anemometry system and method


An anemometry system comprising a laser source supplying an incident beam that is backscattered by passing through the incident beam mixing means for mixing the backscattered beam and a reference beam, creating an interferometry wave conversion means, converting the interferometry wave into an electrical signal proportional to the power of said wave first determination means, for determining a time-frequency diagram of said electrical signal. The system also comprises second determination means for determining spots of said diagram, each spot being a set of connected points of said diagram, having exceeded a detection threshold computation means for computing an average of the frequency, a duration and a slope characterizing the trend of the frequency as a function of time in the time-frequency diagram, and determination means 107 for determining the air speed from all or part of said averages of the frequency, said durations and said slopes..
Thales


08/11/16
20160231178 

Thermal sensor and producing a thermal sensor


The present disclosure relates to a thermal sensor and a method for producing a thermal sensor of this type having a low signal-to-noise ratio at relatively high signal strengths. To this end, a thermoelectric generator is combined with a field effect transistor and a diode.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


08/11/16
20160231161 

Multiturn pulley liquid level sensor device


A multiturn pulley liquid level sensor device for measuring a liquid level in a well and in a container, comprising a mechanical float which is fastened to a fastening rope and which can slide up and down. The fastening rope is installed on one or more pulleys, and as the float moves up and down, the pulley rotates back and forth.
Multidemension Technology Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160231110 

Vibrating element and manufacturing the same, gyro sensor, electronic apparatus and moving object


A vibrating element includes a vibrating arm for detection. An electrode is provided on the vibrating arm for detection.
Seiko Epson Corporation


08/11/16
20160230747 

Locomotive solid-state device and implantable medical system having the same


The invention provides a locomotive solid-state device and an implantable medical system having the same. The locomotive solid-state device comprises a substrate, a signal receiving unit and a micro-controller.
National Taiwan University


08/11/16
20160229054 

Robotic hand, making the same, and robot having the same


A robotic hand includes an interior casing, a cladding layer wrapped around the interior casing, a plurality of pressure sensors, and a controller. The pressure sensors are located at different locations on an exterior surface of the interior casing, and are wrapped by the cladding layer.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160229053 

Robotic hand, making the same, and robot having the same


A robotic hand includes an interior casing, a cladding layer wrapped around an end of the interior casing, a plurality of photoelectric sensors, and a controller. The photoelectric sensors are located at different locations on an exterior surface of the interior casing, and are wrapped by the cladding layer.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160228712 

Systems and methods for treating cardiac arrhythmias


An implantable medical device (imd) may include a housing having a proximal end and a distal end and a set of one or more electrodes connected to but spaced apart from the housing. The imd may further include a controller disposed within the housing, wherein the controller is configured to sense cardiac electrical signals, and deliver electrical stimulation pulses via the first set of one or more electrodes.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.


08/11/16
20160228701 

Systems and methods for safe delivery of electrical stimulation therapy


Systems and methods for treating arrhythmias are disclosed. In one embodiment an lcp comprises a housing, a plurality of electrodes for sensing electrical signals emanating from outside of the housing, an energy storage module disposed within the housing, and a control module disposed within the housing and operatively coupled to the plurality of electrodes.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.


08/11/16
20160228058 

Signal stabilization in a non-resistive contact sensor assembly


A non-resistive contact sensor assembly includes an electric field sensor device, a cover, and a biasing structure. The electric field sensor devices has a dry electrode component for receiving an electrical signal from an object of interest by capacitively coupling with the entity.
Rescon Ltd


08/11/16
20160228030 

Controller for neuromuscular testing


A peripheral nervous system (pns) neuromuscular disorder testing system incorporates a testing apparatus that is affixed to a patients skin, positioning a stimulus transducer (e.g., electrical contact(s), movable sharp point, etc.) into a nerve pathway of interest with an electrode and reference electrodes appropriately positioned relative thereto to measure the electrical signal produced. A wireless connection to a control box relays the data associated with the time of the stimulus and the sensed response to a diagnostic system that analyzes the waveform per selectable testing protocols with user tailorable view capabilities and data dissemination communication paths..
Neuronetrix, Inc.


08/11/16
20160227842 

Electronic cigarette


An electronic cigarette including an electronic cigarette body is provided. The electronic cigarette body is provided with an atomizer assembly configured to atomize nicotine liquid and a battery assembly configured to power the electronic cigarette body.
Huizhou Kimree Technology Co., Ltd


08/04/16
20160226595 

Common mode rejection ratio control for coherent optical receivers


An optical signal is received at a coherent optical receiver. The received optical signal is converted to a first electrical signal and a second electrical signal through a first photodetector and a second photodetector, respectively.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


08/04/16
20160226531 

Data transfer apparatus


An apparatus for transferring data from a first part of a measuring apparatus to a second part includes a signal transmitting part mounted to the second part and having first antennae for receiving first electrical signals representing data from the second part and emitting electromagnetic radiation corresponding to the first electrical signals, and a signal receiving part mounted to the first part but separated from and rotating relative to the signal transmitting part. The signal receiving part includes a second antenna for receiving electromagnetic radiation and generating second electrical signals corresponding to the first electrical signals.
Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company


08/04/16
20160225923 

Semiconductor structure with two optically coupled optical resonant cavities and manufacturing such a structure


The invention relates to a semiconductor structure intended to receive an electromagnetic wave. The semiconductor structure comprises at least one first semiconductor resonant optical cavity conformed to absorb at least partially the electromagnetic wave and to provide an electrical signal proportional to the part of the electromagnetic wave absorbed.
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


08/04/16
20160225792 

Display device and manufacturing the same


A display device and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. In one aspect, the display device includes a display area formed over a substrate and configured to display an image, and a pad area formed over the substrate surrounding the display area and configured to provide an electrical signal to the display area.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160225568 

Embedded button for an electronic device


An embedded button without having gap is disclosed according to the present invention. The button area just bends to operate instead of moving back and forth to operate within a through hole so that no water, vapor, or dust shall enter into the device.
Uneo Inc.


08/04/16
20160225302 

Sensing apparatus, display apparatus, and sensing electrical signal


A sensing apparatus that senses electrical signals of a plurality of pixels arranged in rows or columns. The sensing apparatus includes a plurality of sensing circuits configured to sense electrical signals through sensing lines that correspond to the columns of the pixels, a first switch configured to connect a first sensing line of the sensing lines that corresponds to a first pixel column of the columns of the pixels and a first sensing circuit of the sensing circuits that corresponds to the first pixel column; and a second switch configured to connect the first sensing line and a second sensing circuit of the sensing circuits different from the first sensing circuit..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160223411 

Thermometer and measuring device for fluids


A thermometer has at least one temperature sensor, having a physical variable which changes in a characteristic manner depending on temperature, at least one electrical output for emitting a signal which is a measure for the value of the variable, a transmitter for a sound wave or an electromagnetic wave, which transmitter can be coupled to the temperature sensor and controlled thereby depending on the variable's value, or can radiate the wave at least in part towards the temperature sensor, the wave-temperature sensor interaction depending on the variable's value, and either a wave receiver, which reconverts the wave into an electrical signal, or another unit for converting the wave-temperature sensor interaction into an electrical signal, connected to the electrical output.. .
Abb Technology Ag


08/04/16
20160221581 

System and classifying a road surface


A method for classifying a road surface being traversed by a vehicle. The method comprises receiving one or more electrical signals each representative of a vibration detected by a sensor carried by the vehicle.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


08/04/16
20160221334 

Address architecture for fluid ejection chip


A printhead including one or more fluid vias in fluid communication with a fluid supply, each of the one or more fluid vias being associated with a first number of heating elements, the heating elements being divided into groups of a second number of heating elements so as to form a number of primitive groups, and an electrical interface having at least one shift register that receives primitive address data to allow for selective application of electrical signals to the heating elements so that fluid is ejected from the printhead in accordance with image data, the number of primitive groups being dependent on the print resolution of the printhead so that a number of bits required for the at least one shift register to address each heater is independent of the print resolution of the printhead.. .
Funai Electric Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160220881 

Speedbag performance monitor


An apparatus for measuring athletic performance includes a swivel joint that includes a housing, a coupling member and a sensing device. The housing includes first and second arms, each arm defining an aperture therethrough, the arms defining a gap and being oriented with the respective apertures aligned across the gap from one another.

08/04/16
20160220810 

Use of electrically conductive materials for electrophysiology


Some embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to methods of improving electrical conduction across an impaired region of a tissue (e.g., myocardial tissue) by applying an electrically conductive material (e.g., carbon nanotube fibers) across the impaired region. The electrically conductive materials can become associated with non-impaired regions of the tissue on opposite sides of the impaired region by suturing.
Texas Heart Institute


08/04/16
20160220138 

System for generating cardiac and other electric waveforms


A system is provided for generating electrical signals. The system comprises: an input configured to receive first values, the first values representing coordinates of a plurality of break points of a heart beat waveform, and further configured to output programming signals; a communication port configured to receive the programming signals from the control panel; a memory configured to store instructions and predetermined values; a processor configured to process the programming signals and predetermined values according to the instructions stored in the memory; and an output port configured to make the processed signals available to a system under test..

08/04/16
20160220132 

Headphones measuring heart-rate


The invention relates to headphones and a method for listening to music or some other audio signal, which headphones comprise at least one sound source such as a an earphone to be placed in the vicinity of the ear, for producing sound, and a galvanic conductor for feeding an electrical signal from a signal source, such as a music player or similar, to the sound source. In accordance with the invention at least one sound source is equipped with means for measuring heart rate, as well as means for forwarding heart-rate information wirelessly..
Suunto Oy


08/04/16
20160220121 

Method and the measurement of temperature during treatment using neural sensing


In an aspect, a method for dynamically measuring temperature variations in skin tissue includes providing one or more electrical signal pickup elements on the skin tissue; providing at least one thresholding device to generate one or more agitating signals; providing at least one agitating device on the skin tissue at least some distance from the one or more electrical pickup signal elements; the method comprising: stimulating the skin tissue by applying one or more agitating signals to the agitating element until a neural response is indicated on a display, the neurons responding with a specific frequency modulation; identifying the relevant neural signal by locking on the modulation period; and, processing the neural signal to generate the temperature of the skin at the point of the thresholding device.. .
Lumenis Ltd.


07/28/16
20160219701 

Magnetically enhanced electrical signal conduction apparatus and methods


Apparatus and methods for magnetically enhanced electrical signal conduction are disclosed. An embodiment electrical connector comprises a connector body, a first active signal contact mechanically attached to and at least partially disposed within the connector body, a ground contact mechanically attached to the connector body, an insulator mechanically separating and electrically isolating the first active signal contact and the ground contact, and a first permanent magnet electrically connected to the first active signal contact.
Magnetic Innovations Llc


07/28/16
20160219378 

Multi-mode microphones


In some embodiments, a sensor system may include a deformable structure and a sensing element. The deformable structure may include at least one layer of piezoelectric material and at least one actuator port disposed on the at least one layer of piezoelectric material.
Silicon Audio Directional, Llc


07/28/16
20160219375 

Multi-mode microphones


In some embodiments, a sensor system may include a deformable structure and a sensing element. The deformable structure may include at least one layer of piezoelectric material and at least one actuator port disposed on the at least one layer of piezoelectric material.
Silicon Audio Directional, Llc


07/28/16
20160219374 

Multi-mode microphones


In some embodiments, a sensor system may include a deformable structure and a sensing element. The deformable structure may include at least one layer of piezoelectric material and at least one actuator port disposed on the at least one layer of piezoelectric material.
Silicon Audio Directional, Llc.


07/28/16
20160219195 

Photon-drive fingerprint identification module


A photon-drive fingerprint identification module configured to detect a fingerprint of a finger is provided, and the photon-drive fingerprint identification module includes at least a light emitting unit and a light detecting semiconductor array. The light emitting unit is configured to emit a detecting light to the finger, and the finger and the fingerprint reflect the detecting light and turn it into a signal light.
Gingytech Technology Inc.


07/28/16
20160218801 

Control monitoring optical fiber link


An optical fiber cable of a mobile fronthaul system based on a radio over fiber (rof), which includes a control apparatus for monitoring an analog optical link according to an exemplary embodiment, may be monitored. The monitoring control apparatus may include an optical signal monitor to monitor an optical signal passing through an optical fiber cable, and a system controller to control the optical signal based on a result of the monitoring.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


07/28/16
20160218725 

Method & synthesis of wideband low phase noise radio frequency signals


An apparatus for synthesizing wideband radio frequency signals in the microwave region has mostly digital components. The apparatus processes and converts a signal from a stable single-frequency electrical oscillator into a lower or higher frequency electrical signal without using analog multiplier or mixer circuits.
Star Dynamics Corporation


07/28/16
20160218722 

Feedback loop frequency synthesizer device


This frequency synthesis device comprises a servo circuit for the control of a frequency provided as output by a reference frequency received as input, with this circuit comprising a first phase accumulator clocked at a frequency linked to the reference frequency, a first digital-to-analog converter, a phase comparator, a loop filter and a controlled frequency oscillator providing an electrical signal oscillating at the output frequency. It further comprises a feedback loop connecting the output to the phase comparator, comprising a second phase accumulator clocked at a frequency linked to the output frequency and a second digital-to-analog converter.
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


07/28/16
20160218565 

Receiver controller 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.


07/28/16
20160218564 

Sender controller 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.


07/28/16
20160218563 

Receiver transducer 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.


07/28/16
20160218562 

Sender transducer 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.


07/28/16
20160218561 

Communications 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.


07/28/16
20160216764 

Devices and methods for creating haptic effects


In an embodiment for use with a portable device, a haptic feedback system creates a haptic pop effect and the system may include a mechanism configured to produce a haptic pop effect and a controller electronically coupled with the mechanism to selectively activate the mechanism. In one example, the mechanism has a first normal state having mechanical energy stored therein, and a second state wherein said mechanical energy is released, thereby creating the haptic pop effect.
Apple Inc.


07/28/16
20160216159 

Infrared ray detecting element and infrared ray detector including the same


An infrared ray detecting element includes: a substrate having a cavity; an infrared ray detecting portion including, sequentially stacked, a lower electrode layer, a detection layer, and an upper electrode layer; first and second support portions which support the infrared ray detecting portion above the cavity; and first and second external lead portions for leading electrical signals outputted from the infrared ray detecting portion, to the outside. The first support portion includes, sequentially stacked, a first upper wiring pattern, a first insulating layer, and a first lower wiring pattern.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160214722 

Ram air flow modulation valve


An aircraft temperature control system to control a temperature of an environmental control system includes a ram inlet in fluid communication with an external area of the aircraft, and a ram outlet in fluid communication with an internal area of the environmental control system within the aircraft. A heat exchanger assembly is interposed between the ram inlet and the ram outlet.
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation


07/28/16
20160214591 

Electronic brake system


An electronic brake system may include a hydraulic pressure supply device having a motor configured to be operated by receiving an electrical signal from the pedal displacement sensor when the brake pedal is operated, a gear pump configured to discharge and suction a hydraulic pressure depending on a rotational force of the motor, and a power transmission unit configured to deliver the rotational force of the motor to the gear pump; a hydraulic control unit having first and second hydraulic circuits configured to receive the hydraulic pressure by a force generated by the hydraulic pressure supply device to control hydraulic pressure flows delivered to wheel cylinders provided on wheels; and an electronic control unit configured to control the motor and valves based on hydraulic pressure information and pedal displacement information.. .
Mando Corporation


07/28/16
20160214381 

Ink level sensor formed with an array of self-sensing piezoelectric transducers


A fluid level sensor is configured for identifying a fluid level in a small volume reservoir, such as a fluid reservoir in an ejector head. The reservoir includes a plurality of vertically arranged chambers.
Xerox Corporation


07/28/16
20160213940 

Anti-tachyarrhythmia shock detection


An implantable pacemaker detects delivery of an anti-tachyarrhythmia shock by another device. The implantable pacemaker delivers cardiac stimulation therapy within a patient.
Medtronic, Inc.


07/28/16
20160213926 

Retinal prosthesis system


A retinal prosthesis system according to an embodiment includes a converter, a retinal prosthesis, and a transmitter. The converter is placed in an eye, and transmits part of light incident on the eye therethrough while converting the energy of the other part of the light into electrical energy.
Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon


07/28/16
20160213923 

Venous electrical stimulation apparatus and methods and uses thereof


An electrical venous stimulation apparatus comprising an electrical signal generator, the signal generator configured to generate a specified electrical output signal. The apparatus also includes a plurality of electrodes in electrical communication with the signal generator and configured to be placed in electrical communication with a subject.
Rising Tide Foundation


07/28/16
20160213310 

Pain level detection and characterization using capacitive sensors


Systems, methods, sensors, and software for providing enhanced measurement and detection of patient pain response are provided herein. In a first example, a measurement system is provided that includes a capacitive system configured to measure a capacitance signal of tissue of the patient using a capacitive sensor proximate to the tissue of the patient.
Covidien Lp


07/28/16
20160213269 

Apparatus for detection of electrical signals of a biological subject and electrode thereof, and manufacture thereof


There is provided an apparatus for detection of electrical signals of a biological subject. The apparatus comprises an electrode acting as a conductor for contact with skin of the subject.
City University Of Hong Kong


07/21/16
20160211921 

Method and system for a distributed optical transmitter with local domain splitting


Methods and systems for a distributed optical transmitter with local domain splitting is disclosed and may include, in an optical modulator integrated in a silicon photonics chip: receiving electrical signals, communicating the electrical signals to domain splitters along a length of waveguides of the optical modulator utilizing one or more delay lines, generating electrical signals in voltage domains utilizing the domain splitters, modulating received optical signals in the waveguides of the optical modulator by driving diodes with the electrical signals generated in the voltage domains, and generating a modulated output signal through interference of the modulated optical signal in the waveguides of the optical modulator. The delay lines may comprise one delay element per domain splitter, or may comprise a delay element per domain splitter for a first subset of the domain splitters and more than one delay element per domain splitter for a second subset of the domain splitters..
Luxtera, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211911 

Electromagnetic power measurement and reporting


A method to measure and report electromagnetic radiation power includes receiving electromagnetic radiation and generating an electrical signal in response to the received electromagnetic radiation. The electrical signal may have a magnitude based on the power of the electromagnetic radiation.
Finisar Corporation


07/21/16
20160211826 

Passive wireless sensor including piezoelectric mems resonator


A passive wireless sensor includes a substrate having at least one microelectromechanical system (mems) piezoelectric resonator thereon. The mems piezoelectric resonator includes a piezoelectric layer between a top metal or semiconductor layer (top electrode layer) and a bottom metal or semiconductor layer (bottom electrode layer).
University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211818 

Method and system for accurate gain adjustment of a transimpedance amplifier using a dual replica and servo loop


Methods and systems for accurate gain adjustment of a transimpedance amplifier using a dual replica and servo loop is disclosed and may include, in a transimpedance amplifier (tia) circuit comprising a first tia, a second tia, and a third tia, each comprising a configurable feedback impedance, and a control loop, where the control loop comprises a gain stage with inputs coupled to outputs of the first and second tias and an output coupled to the configurable feedback impedance of the second and third tias: configuring a gain level of the first tia by configuring its feedback impedance, configuring a gain level of the third tia by configuring a reference current applied to an input of the first tia, and amplifying a received electrical signal to generate an output voltage utilizing the third tia. The reference current may generate a reference voltage at one of the inputs of the gain stage..
Luxtera, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210993 

Tape media kiss-contact read verification


Determining quality metrics of a magnetic tape recording medium. A production module that includes a write element that writes magnetic transitions to the magnetic tape is substantially in constant physical engagement with the magnetic tape.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/21/16
20160210747 

Method of analyzing, displaying, organizing and responding to vital signals


A system for monitoring vital signs includes: an imaging device for acquiring video image files of a living individual; a data analysis system including a processor and memory; a computer program running in the data analysis system to automatically analyze the video images, autonomously identify an area in the images where periodic movements associated with a selected vital sign may be detected and quantified; and, an interface that outputs an electrical signal corresponding to the waveform of the selected vital sign. The system may include a graphical user interface, which may display a visual graph of the waveform and a single video frame or a video stream of the individual..

07/21/16
20160209957 

Mobile terminal comprising stylus pen and touch panel


A mobile terminal having a stylus pen and a touch panel is provided. The mobile terminal includes a touch panel having a plurality of touch panel electrodes, and a stylus pen provided to transmit and receive an electrical signal to and from the touch panel using capacitive coupling, wherein the stylus pen includes a main body, a pen tip formed of a conductor and protruding to outside of the main body to apply a touch to the touch panel, and an lc circuit provided within the main body, configured to include an inductor and a capacitor, and electrically connected to the pen tip to generate capacitive coupling between the lc circuit an the touch panel..
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160209520 

Photon counting system and method


Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems for counting detection events via a photon counting detector array is provided. A first instance where an amplitude of an electrical signal exceeds an event threshold is detected.
Analogic Corporation


07/21/16
20160209518 

Ionizing radiation sensor


The invention relates to semiconductor devices for conversion of the ionizing radiation into an electrical signal enabling determination of the radiation level and absorbed dose of gamma, proton, electronic and alpha radiations being measured. The ionizing radiation sensor is a p-i-n structure fabricated by the planar technology.
Otkrytoe Aktsionernoe Obschestvo "intersoft Evraziya"


07/21/16
20160209483 

A hybrid tof-pet/mri tomograph


A hybrid tof-pet/mri tomograph comprising a tof-pet tomograph and an mri tomograph, wherein the tof-pet tomograph (120) comprises polymer scintillation strips (121) arranged circumferentially inside the working area of the magnetic field of the receiving-transmitting coil (131) of the mri tomograph (130) and photoelectric converters (122) for converting light signals from the scintillation strips (121) to electrical signals, wherein the photoelectric converters (122) are arranged outside the working area of magnetic field of the mri tomograph (130).. .
Uniwersytet Jagiellonski


07/21/16
20160209408 

Device for detecting an analyte


This invention relates to a device for detecting an analyte in a sample comprising: a radiation source adapted to generate a series of pulses of electromagnetic radiation; a transducer having a pyroelectric or piezoelectric element and electrodes which is capable of transducing energy generated by non-radiative decay into an electrical signal; a detector which is capable of detecting the electrical signal generated by the transducer; a first reagent proximal to the transducer, the first reagent having a binding site which is capable of binding a labelled reagent proportionally to the concentration of the analyte in the sample, which labelled reagent being capable of absorbing the electromagnetic radiation generated by the radiation source to generate energy by non-radiative decay; a second reagent proximal to the transducer, the second reagent having a lower affinity for the labelled reagent under the conditions of the assay than the first reagent; and a third reagent proximal to the transducer, the third reagent having a binding site which is capable of binding the labelled reagent, wherein the third reagent has an affinity for the labelled reagent which is less influenced than the first reagent by the concentration of the analyte or the complex or derivative of the analyte.. .
Vivacta Limited


07/21/16
20160209272 

Hair reader, dispenser device and related systems and methods


The present disclosure relates to hair readers, dispenser devices, and related systems and methods. For example the present application relates to a method of optically acquiring data from keratinous fibers, the method comprising: a.
Coloright Ltd.


07/21/16
20160206185 

Imaging device, endoscope system, and endoscope device


An endoscope device includes: an imaging unit for photoelectrically converting light from an object that has been irradiated with the light to generate an image signal; an optical signal converter for converting the image signal into an optical signal; a signal dividing unit for dividing the optical signal into first and second optical signals at a predetermined light quantity ratio; a first optical signal transmission line for transmitting the first optical signal; a connecting unit configured to connect the first optical signal transmission line and other optical signal transmission line and to input the first optical signal that has been transmitted through the first optical signal transmission line into the other optical signal transmission line; an electrical signal converter configured to convert the second optical signal into an electrical signal including light quantity information of the second optical signal; and an electrical signal transmission line for transmitting the electrical signal.. .
Olympus Corporation


07/14/16
20160205472 

Engine sound enhancement system of a vehicle


A sound enhancement system of an engine of a vehicle includes a vibration sensor disposed on the casing of the engine to generate an electrical signal indicative of the engine sound. A signal processor is connected to the vibration sensor to process the electrical signal-indicative of the engine sound and generate an output audio signal.
Ask Industries Societa' Per Azioni


07/14/16
20160205452 

Network interface device for optical premises signals and networks


A network interface device (nid) demarcates an access network and a premises network. The nid receives a broadband signal via an access network and transmits optical device signals to pieces of premises equipment.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


07/14/16
20160205294 

Camera module and a camera for a vehicle


The exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure relates to a camera module including a rear-opened front body, a rear body coupled to a rear side of the front body to form an inner space, a lens part coupled to the front body, an image sensor accommodated at the inner space to convert a light having passed the lens part to an electrical signal, a pcb (printed circuit board) accommodated at the inner space and mounted with the image sensor, and a closed curve-shaped packing member interposed between the front body and the rear body, wherein the packing member includes a support part extensively formed from the packing member to an inner side, and the front body or the rear body includes a support part accommodation groove having a shape corresponding to that of the support part, whereby adhesionability during assembly of packing member can be maximized to thereby minimize an installation defect, a depressed or stamped phenomenon of a packing member that may occur during assembly process.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160204877 

Methods and removing beat interference from splitters/combiners


Methods and apparatus for removing beat interference from the splitting and/or combining of signals. In one embodiment, an active splitter/combiner receives multiple input optical signals from downstream communication resources via a number of individual point-to-point links.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc


07/14/16
20160204862 

System and communicating high and low speed data via optical signals and power via electrical signals


A data communication system is disclosed including a cable medium and modulator adapted to carry data and power between a high speed data source and a high speed data sink. Relatively high speed data (e.g.
Cosemi Technologies, Inc.


07/14/16
20160204858 

Electromagnetic power measurement and reporting


A method to measure and report electromagnetic radiation power includes receiving electromagnetic radiation and generating an electrical signal having a magnitude based on the power of the electromagnetic radiation. An adjustable gain may be applied to the electrical signal to generate an amplified electrical signal that may be sampled to generate a digital sample.
Finisar Corporation


07/14/16
20160204829 

Power line communication monitor


Various embodiments include a monitor terminal in a data center communicating with an access node in the data center via power line communication (plc) protocol. The monitor terminal can track and manage power quality at a specific location in the data center.
Facebook, Inc.


07/14/16
20160204665 

Electrical generator with rotational gaussian surface magnet and stationary coil


A treble quantum dot strip array comprising a red, a green and a blue photon transparent stationary colloidal epoxy suspension volume strip segment each including a plurality of red photon emitting quantum dots responsive to an electrical signal applied thereon to provide a photon emission in the red wavelength and a uv attenuating filter, wherein each of said red, blue and green segments are disposed to form a parallel treble array of segments are disposed to provide a photon path from a photon source through said uv attenuating filter. Alternate embodiments provide a quantum dot colour electrically conductive strip to emit a selected colour in response to a corresponding electric said signal applied thereacross, and including a cob (chip on board) led (light emitting diode) array apparatus..

07/14/16
20160204557 

High frequency miniature connectors with canted coil springs and related methods


Coaxial connecting devices used for transmitting high frequency electrical signals having two connector elements of generally cylindrical profile, and wherein each of the connector elements has an inner conductor, an insulator, and an outer conductor. In one of the two connector elements that may be of a male or a female orientation has two canted coil spring contacts where at least one of a first spring contact can be retained within at least one first spring groove within a second inner conductor and at least one of a second spring contact is retained within at least one second spring groove within a second outer conductor.
Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.


07/14/16
20160204552 

Electrical connector having crosstalk compensation insert


An electrical connector includes a front wire terminal and a rear wire terminal. The front wire terminal and the rear wire terminal are configured to couple to a conductor of a cable.
Commscope Technologies Llc


07/14/16
20160204049 

Bridge interconnect with air gap in package assembly


Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards techniques and configurations for a bridge interconnect assembly that can be embedded in a package assembly. In one embodiment, a package assembly includes a package substrate configured to route electrical signals between a first die and a second die and a bridge embedded in the package substrate and configured to route the electrical signals between the first die and the second die, the bridge including a bridge substrate, one or more through-hole vias (thvs) formed through the bridge substrate, and one or more traces disposed on a surface of the bridge substrate to route the electrical signals between the first die and the second die.
Intel Corporation






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