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Date/App# patent app List of recent Electrical Signal-related patents
04/28/16
20160119057 
 Method and system for silicon photonics wavelength division multiplexing transceivers patent thumbnailnew patent Method and system for silicon photonics wavelength division multiplexing transceivers
Methods and systems for silicon photonics wavelength division multiplexing transceivers are disclosed and may include, in a transceiver integrated in a silicon photonics chip: generating a first modulated output optical signal at a first wavelength utilizing a first electrical signal, generating a second modulated output optical signal at a second wavelength utilizing a second electrical signal, communicating the first and second modulated output optical signals into an optical fiber coupled to the chip utilizing a multiplexing grating coupler in the chip. A received input optical signal may be split into a modulated input optical signal at the first wavelength and a modulated input optical signal at the second wavelength utilizing a demultiplexing grating coupler in the chip.
Luxtera, Inc.


04/28/16
20160118993 
 Micro-electro-mechanical systems (mems), apparatus, and operating methods thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Micro-electro-mechanical systems (mems), apparatus, and operating methods thereof
A method that comprises converting a first electrical signal to a second electrical signal using a converter coupled between a micro-mechanical structure and an analog-to-digital converter (adc). The method also comprises actuating a switch to selectively interpolate at least one datum between two neighboring converted second electrical signals based on a selected clock signal, wherein the selected clock signal is one of a plurality of clock signals, each clock signals of the plurality of clock signals has a corresponding frequency, and the selected clock signal corresponds to an operating mode of the micro-mechanical structure..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118434 
 Metal shielding layer in backside illumination image sensor chips and methods for forming the same patent thumbnailnew patent Metal shielding layer in backside illumination image sensor chips and methods for forming the same
A device includes a semiconductor substrate having a front side and a backside. A photo-sensitive device is disposed at a surface of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the photo-sensitive device is configured to receive a light signal from the backside of the semiconductor substrate, and convert the light signal to an electrical signal.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


04/28/16
20160116611 
 Apparatus and  detecting x-ray, and x-ray imaging system patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and detecting x-ray, and x-ray imaging system
A method and apparatus for detecting an x-ray, the apparatus includes a detector which comprises a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels for detecting an x-ray transmitted by a body to be examined are arranged in a matrix form, a read-out unit which reads out electrical signals corresponding to the detected x-ray from the pixel array, and a reset controller which controls the pixel array to be reset after the x ray is detected, by performing switching so that the plurality of pixels of the pixel array are commonly connected to the reset power source.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160116607 
 Radiation detector, scintillator panel, and  manufacturing the same patent thumbnailnew patent Radiation detector, scintillator panel, and manufacturing the same
According to the embodiment, a radiation detector includes a photoelectric conversion substrate converting light to an electrical signal and a scintillator layer being in contact with the photoelectric conversion substrate and converting externally incident radiation to light. The scintillator layer is made of a phosphor containing tl as an activator in csi, which is a halide.
Toshiba Electron Tubes & Devices Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160116409 
 Color-sensitive image sensor with embedded microfluidics and associated methods patent thumbnailnew patent Color-sensitive image sensor with embedded microfluidics and associated methods
A color-sensitive image sensor with embedded microfluidics includes a silicon substrate having (a) at least one recess partly defining at least one embedded microfluidic channel and (b) a plurality of photosensitive regions for generating position-sensitive electrical signals in response to light from the at least one recess, wherein at least two of the photosensitive regions are respectively located at at least two mutually different depth ranges, relative to the at least one recess, to provide color information. A wafer-level manufacturing method produces a plurality of such color-sensitive image sensors.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.


04/28/16
20160116337 
 Spectroscopy systems and methods using quantum cascade laser arrays with lenses patent thumbnailnew patent Spectroscopy systems and methods using quantum cascade laser arrays with lenses
A spectroscopy system includes an array of quantum cascade lasers (qcls) that emits an array of non-coincident laser beams. A lens array coupled to the qcl array substantially collimates the laser beams, which propagate along parallel optical axes towards a sample.
Pendar Technologies, Llc


04/28/16
20160116270 
 Detecting device patent thumbnailnew patent Detecting device
A detecting device for detecting damage to a blade includes a transmission mechanism and a conducting mechanism engaged with the transmission mechanism. The transmission mechanism includes a transmission member, a sliding member coupled to the transmission member, and a support base.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160114431 
 System and methods for real-time enhancement of build parameters of a component patent thumbnailnew patent System and methods for real-time enhancement of build parameters of a component
A direct metal laser melting (dmlm) system includes a laser device configured to generate a melt pool in a powder bed based on a build parameter. In addition, the dmlm system includes a confocal optical system directed at the melt pool and configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the melt pool.
General Electric Company


04/28/16
20160114327 
 System for thermal cycling of microfluidic samples patent thumbnailnew patent System for thermal cycling of microfluidic samples
A thermal cycler for a microfluidic device includes a controller operable to provide a series of electrical signals, a heat sink, and a heating element in thermal communication with the heat sink and operable to receive the series of electrical signals from the controller. The thermal cycler also includes a thermal chuck in thermal communication with the heating element.
Fluidigm Corporation


04/28/16
20160114169 
new patent

Sensing and atrial-synchronized ventricular pacing in an intracardiac pacemaker


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


04/28/16
20160114168 
new patent

Sensing and atrial-synchronized ventricular pacing in an intracardiac pacemaker


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


04/28/16
20160114162 
new patent

Sensing and atrial-synchronized ventricular pacing in an intracardiac pacemaker


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


04/28/16
20160114149 
new patent

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


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


04/28/16
20160113585 
new patent

Pulse wave sensor and semiconductor module


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


04/28/16
20160113544 
new patent

Compliant wearable patch capable of measuring electrical signals


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


04/28/16
20160113536 
new patent

Method and selection and use of virtual sensing vectors


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


04/28/16
20160113506 
new patent

Acoustic wave detection device and acoustic wave detection method


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


04/28/16
20160113495 
new patent

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


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


04/21/16
20160112812 

Implantable auditory prosthesis with floating mass transducer


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

04/21/16
20160112780 

Interconnection system, apparatus, and data transmission method


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

04/21/16
20160112224 

Determining a representation of an electrical signal


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

04/21/16
20160112144 

Electrical conductor to optical input conversion system


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

04/21/16
20160112142 

Optical receiver with adjustable pulse-width feedback


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

04/21/16
20160112132 

Apparatus for providing communication services and methods thereof


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

04/21/16
20160112123 

Carrier-signal power ratio control in direct detection optical systems


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

04/21/16
20160112118 

Optical link protection using common modulation of multiple combined wavelengths


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

04/21/16
20160111769 

Array apparatus, circuit material, and assembly having the same


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

04/21/16
20160111086 

Speech recognition system and a using dynamic bayesian network models


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

04/21/16
20160111037 

Flexible display apparatus


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

04/21/16
20160110643 

Systems and methods for classifying electrical signals


An analog implementation is proposed of an adaptive signal processing model of a kind requiring a plurality of randomly-set variables. In particular, following a digital to analog conversion of a digital input signal, analog processing is used to transform the data input to the model into data which is subsequently processed by an adaptively-created layer of the model.

04/21/16
20160109668 

Direct printed circuit routing to stacked opto-electrical ic packages


An optical transmitter may include a chip stack that includes an electrical ic that is mounted using solder balls to a photonic chip. These solder connections permit the electrical ic and the photonic chip to communicate.

04/21/16
20160109608 

Buried service detection


Some embodiments of the invention relate to a mobile detection device embodied as a bucket of an earth moving machine for an evaluation of a distance value and/or proximity from the bucket to an occluded ac-current carrying structure according to the magnetic field emanated from the structures ac-current. There is at least one detection coil, comprising at least one winding of an electrically conductive material, which is connected to a first amplification stage, with an amplifier circuit embodied as a current sensing amplifier, which are both are sealed within a common enclosure that is located at the bucket.

04/21/16
20160109513 

Systems and laser voltage imaging


An apparatus and method for laser voltage testing of a dut is disclosed. The system enables laser voltage probing and laser voltage imaging of devices within the dut.

04/21/16
20160109509 

Apparatus for the thermal testing of electronic devices and corresponding method


An apparatus for the thermal testing of electronic devices may include a universal base board for coupling to an electronic driver unit for receiving electrical signals therefrom, and a plurality of test boards arranged on the base board. Each test board may include a holder for receiving a device under test and routing thereto electrical signals from the electronic driver unit as well as an adaptation board to the base board.

04/21/16
20160109415 

Object information acquiring apparatus


An object information acquiring apparatus includes: a plurality of detecting elements each receiving an acoustic waves having propagated from an object irradiated with light and outputting an electrical signal; a probe that supports the plurality of detecting elements so that a high-resolution region in which directivity axes of at least part of the plurality of detecting elements converge is formed; a processor acquiring specific information on the object using the electrical signal; and a memory storing correction data for correcting the electrical signals output by the plurality of detecting elements, and used when the processor acquires the specific information.. .

04/21/16
20160109411 

Asset-condition monitoring system


An ultrasound sensing system for monitoring the condition or integrity of a structure, comprising (a) a plurality of ultrasound sensors, each sensor being configured to receive at least one first electrical signal, transmit an ultrasound signal in response to the first electrical signal, receive at least one reflected ultrasound signal, and transmit a second electrical signal in response to the reflected ultrasound signal, the first and second electrical signals being analog; (b) at least one digital sensor interface (dsi) to which at least a portion of the sensors are connectable, the dsi being configured to transmit the first electrical signal and receive the second electrical signal, and to generate an a-scan signal based on the first and second electrical signals for each sensor, the dsi having circuitry for transmitting a digital signal based directly or indirectly on at least the a-scan signal, the digital signal including an address corresponding to the at least one dsi; (c) a digital bus configured to receive the digital signal from the at least one dsi; (d) a user interface connected to the bus to receive the digital signal; and wherein, in one embodiment, the sensors are mounted semi-permanently on the structure and the dsi is also mounted semi-permanently on or adjacent to the structure being monitored.. .

04/21/16
20160109383 

Method and system for optically inspecting the ends of a manufactured part at a single inspection station having a measurement axis


A method and system for optically inspecting the ends of a manufactured part at a single inspection station having a measurement axis are provided. The system includes a fixture assembly having a rotatable first fixturing component and a rotatable second fixturing component mating with and removably connected to the first fixturing component to transmit torque from the first fixturing component to the second fixturing component.

04/21/16
20160109285 

Vibronic sensor


A method to determine and/or monitor at least one process variable of a medium with at least one vibration-capable unit. The vibration-capable unit is excited to mechanical vibrations by means of an electrical excitation signal of an adjustable frequency; wherein the mechanical vibrations are transduced into a received electrical signal, which is characterized at least by a frequency and/or a phase and/or an amplitude.

04/21/16
20160106989 

Cardiac event sensing and pacing after delivery of an electrical stimulation pulse


A medical device is configured to deliver a shock to a patient's heart via electrodes coupled to the medical device and set an escape interval timer to start running an escape interval after delivering the electrical shock. A sensing module of the medical device is configured to sense a cardiac event in response to a cardiac electrical signal received by the medical device crossing a sensing threshold.

04/21/16
20160106509 

Haptic feedback devices for surgical robot


Various embodiments of surgical robot control systems are disclosed. In one example embodiment, the surgical robot control system comprises a housing.

04/14/16
20160105918 

Processing requests to establish communication sessions in a mobile vehicle communication system


A method of processing requests to establish wireless communication sessions in a mobile vehicle communications system. The method comprises receiving a request to establish a communication session between a telematics unit of a vehicle and a remote facility, wherein the request takes the form of one or more electrical signals.

04/14/16
20160105238 

Ultra-wide range optical wavelength converter by direct signal translation from integrated coherent receiver to dual-polarization iq modulator


A method of wavelength conversion without polarization tracking is provided. A system is also provided that converts an input signal into an output signal of a different wavelength that contains all of the amplitude, phase, and polarization information of the original signal.

04/14/16
20160103340 

Optical modulator having a plurality of modulator segments


An optical modulator apparatus may include a plurality of segment drivers, each segment driver having a unique offset voltage and driving but a portion or a segment of an electro-optical modulator. A modulating electrical signal may be applied to the segment drivers via a plurality of electrical delays.

04/14/16
20160103243 

Terminal for detecting an optically invisible network, installation comprising such a detection terminal, and detecting an optically invisible network


This detection terminal (2) includes a fastening element (3) intended to be fastened in or on a support, electrical connection means for the connection of the propagation means arranged to propagate an electrical signal along an optically invisible network, and a protection element (29) comprising at least one electrically conductive portion. The protection element (29) is movable relative to the fastening element (3) between a first position wherein the electrically conductive portion is in electrical contact with the electrical connection means and is electrically connected to the grounding means, and a second position wherein the electrically conductive portion is electrically insulated from the electrical connection means..

04/14/16
20160103211 

Ultrasonic transmission and reception device


An ultrasonic transmission and reception device is described. This includes a transmission circuit for generating a transmission signal at its transmission outputs and, an ultrasonic transducer, which is suited for converting electrical signals into sound signals and sound signals into electrical signals, a transformer, the primary side of which is connected to the transmission outputs and of the transmission circuit and the secondary side of which is connected to the ultrasonic transducer, and a reception circuit for processing a received signal present at its reception input.

04/14/16
20160103090 

System and detecting used and dried sensors


Systems and methods for detecting dried test strips are provided, where a dried test strip may be one that has been re-inoculated with a biological sample after having already been previously inoculated with another sample at an earlier time (e.g., hours or days before). In various aspects, a biosensor such as an amperometric glucose biosensor (“meter”) may apply one or more input electrical signals to an inoculated test strip having at least a pair of electrodes in contact with the biological sample.

04/14/16
20160103056 

Particle analysis and sorting apparatus and methods


A particle analyzer, comprising a source of a beam of pulsed optical energy; a detector comprising a number of spectral detection channels to detect optical signals resulting from interactions between the beam and particles in a sample (such as, e.g., fluorescence signals), and to convert the optical signals into respective electrical signals; optical paths from the source to the sample and from the sample to the detector; a flowcell connected with the optical paths and with a flow path for a suspension of particles; a signal processing module capable of: receiving the electrical signals from the detector; mathematically combining individual decay curves in the signals into a decay supercurve; allocating individual components of the supercurve to discrete bins of predetermined time constants; and quantifying the relative contribution of individual components to the supercurve; a particle sorting actuator; an actuator driver; and at least one particle collection receptacle.. .

04/14/16
20160103017 

Apparatus and sensing parameters using fiber bragg grating (fbg) sensor and comparator


Various implementations of an apparatus for sensing one or more parameters are disclosed herein. The apparatus includes a sweeping wavelength laser configured to generate a sweeping wavelength optical signal; an optical fiber including a fiber bragg grating (fbg) structure configured to sense a parameter, wherein the optical fiber is configured to receive the sweeping wavelength optical signal, wherein the fbg structure is configured to produce a reflected optical signal with a particular wavelength in response to the sweeping wavelength optical signal, and wherein the particular wavelength varies as a function of the parameter; a photo detector configured to generate an electrical signal based on the reflected optical signal; a comparator configured to generate a pulse based on a comparison of the electrical signal to a threshold; and a processor configured to generate an indication of the parameter based on the pulse.

04/14/16
20160100803 

Method and system for measuring beat parameters


A method for communicating beat parameters to a user includes: providing an electrode module comprising a first and a second set of electrodes, associated with a first and a second sensor channel, respectively; receiving a first and a second dataset based on a first and a second set of bioelectrical signals detected from the first and the second sensor channel, respectively; receiving a supplemental dataset based on supplemental bioelectrical signals detected from a supplemental sensor module; generating a noise-mitigated power spectrum upon: generating a combined dataset based upon combining the first and second datasets, calculating 1) a heart power spectrum based on the combined data set, and 2) a supplemental power spectrum based on the supplemental dataset, and generating a noise-mitigated power spectrum based on processing the heart power spectrum with the supplemental power spectrum; and rendering information derived from a beat parameter analysis to the user.. .

04/14/16
20160100741 

Endoscope system


An endoscope system includes: an illumination unit configured to irradiate a visual field area with illumination light that produces return light from a specific substance; a sensor unit having a two-dimensional surface on which a plurality of pixels is arranged for receiving the return light from the visual field area and photoelectrically converting the return light to generate electrical signals; a reading unit configured to read out the electrical signals per a specified frame cycle; a reset pulse generation unit configured to generate reset pulses for releasing electric charges accumulated in the plurality of pixels; a reset pulse controller configured to adjust timing of generating the reset pulses such that a plurality of frame cycles is included in a period between generation of two consecutive reset pulses; and an illumination controller configured to cause the illumination unit to emit the illumination light in each of the plurality of frame cycles.. .

04/14/16
20160100517 

Agricultural systems


An agricultural implement includes at least one row unit having a plurality of support members, each of which is pivotably coupled to an attachment frame or another of the support members to permit vertical pivoting vertical movement of the support members, and a plurality of soil-engaging tools, each of which is coupled to at least one of the support members. A plurality of hydraulic cylinders are coupled to the support members for urging the support members downwardly toward the soil.

04/07/16
20160100250 

Noise-cancelation a vehicle headrest


A noise-cancellation headrest for a vehicle including a slidable side wing on a side of headrest; a plurality of microphones configured to detect an audio-noise signal and output a first plurality of electrical signals; a plurality of speakers configured to receive a second plurality of electrical signals and output an acoustic signal; and noise-cancellation circuitry configured to receive the first plurality of electrical signals and output the second plurality of electrical signals.. .
Aisin Technical Center Of America, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099782 

Light receiving device and method, and optical transceiving integrated module


Disclosed is an optical receiver device which includes a photoelectric conversion module and a dispersion compensation module, wherein the photoelectric conversion module is configured to receive an optical signal and to convert the optical signal into an electrical signal; and the dispersion compensation module is configured to perform dispersion compensation on the electrical signal and to output the compensated electrical signal. At the same time, the disclosure also provides an optical receiver method and an optical transceiving integrated module.
Zte Corporation


04/07/16
20160099777 

Optical receiver with optical transmitter-specific dispersion post-compensation


An apparatus comprising a frontend configured to convert an optical im signal associated with a remote optical transmitter into a plurality of analog electrical signals, determine a plurality of dc offsets for the analog electrical signals, remove the dc offsets from the analog electrical signals to produce a plurality of dc-free analog signals, and convert the dc-free analog signals into a plurality of dc-free digital signals, and a dsp unit coupled to the frontend and configured to perform fiber dispersion compensation on the dc-free digital signals according to a dispersion value associated with the remote optical transmitter to produce a plurality of dc-free compensated digital signals, and add the dc offsets to the compensated digital signals to produce a plurality of dc-restored compensated digital signals.. .
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099775 

Optical transmitter with optical receiver-specific dispersion pre-compensation


An apparatus comprising a digital signal processor (dsp) unit configured to perform fiber dispersion pre-compensation on a digital signal sequence based on a dispersion value to produce a pre-compensated signal, wherein the dispersion value is associated with a remote optical receiver, a plurality of digital-to-analog converters (dacs) coupled to the dsp unit and configured to convert the pre-compensated signal into analog electrical signals, and a frontend coupled to the dacs and configured to convert the analog electrical signals into a first optical signal, adding a constant optical electric (e)-field to the first optical signal to produce a second optical signal, and transmit the second optical signal to the remote optical receiver.. .
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099712 

Apparatus comprising a switch feature


Apparatus comprises a switch feature configured to restrict an electrical signal transmitted from a peripheral device, and received through an electrical contact, from being transferred to one of first and second circuit modules coupled to the electrical contact, depending on the voltage amplitude of the electrical signal.. .
Nokia Technologies Oy


04/07/16
20160099519 

Security device


A security device for securing a jack plug during retail display of a product, such as a pair of headphones, that is fitted with a jack plug. The security device comprises a jack plug socket for engagement with the jack plug of the product and operable to lock the jack plug so as to prevent withdrawal of the jack plug from the jack plug socket.
Multplx Limited


04/07/16
20160099137 

Mass spectrometry by detecting positively and negatively charged particles


The disclosure features mass spectrometry systems and methods that include an ion source, an ion trap, a detector subsystem featuring first and second detector elements, and a controller electrically connected to the ion source, the ion trap, and the detector subsystem and configured so that during operation of the system, the controller: applies an electrical signal to the ion source to generate positively and negatively charged particles from sample particles in the system; applies an electrical signal to the ion trap to eject a plurality of particles from the ion trap through a common aperture of the ion trap, and determines information about the sample particles based on first and second electrical signals generated by the ejected particles.. .
908 Devices Inc.


04/07/16
20160098975 

Hammer velocity measurement system


A system, for determining the velocity of a hammer of a keyboard instrument, with a light transceiver and processing circuitry. The light transceiver being configured to transmit a light signal to a hammer to measure a hammer velocity, receive a reflected light signal from the hammer indicative of the velocity of the hammer and send an electrical signal to the processing circuitry, where the electrical signal is based on the reflected light signal from the hammer.

04/07/16
20160098922 

Apparatus for transmitting and receiving light signal using optical waveguide


An apparatus for transmitting and receiving light signals including an optical waveguide having one end and another end, a sensor unit including an infrared sensor for detecting an infrared signal and outputting a corresponding electrical signal, an ambient light sensor for detecting ambient light and outputting a corresponding electrical signal, and a light-emitting device, a lighttight housing for blocking out external light and in which the other end and the sensor unit are installed, and a controller for receiving an electrical signal output from at least one of the infrared sensor and the ambient light sensor and controlling the light-emitting device.. .
Raytron Co., Ltd


04/07/16
20160097874 

Buried service detection


Some embodiments of the invention relate to a mobile detection device for an evaluation of a distance value from the device to an occluded ac-current carrying structure according to its emanated magnetic field, like a location of underground services. The device may include multiple detection coils arranged with a spacing with respect to one another and an electronic signal evaluation unit for detecting the structure according to an electrical signal induced in the detection coils by the magnetic field and to evaluate the distance value according to a difference of the electrical signal in-between at least two of the detection coils..
Cable Detection Limited


04/07/16
20160097764 

Device and chemical analysis


A processing and detection system for detecting presence of at least one gluten protein in a food sample comprises a food processor including: a reservoir containing a process liquid for processing the food sample; a body that comprises a chamber configured to receive the food sample; and a pressing surface configured to press on the reservoir to cause the process liquid to exit the reservoir and mix with the food sample, thereby generating a processed food liquid; and an exit port configured to conduct the processed food liquid out of the food processor; and a cartridge including: at least one sensor configured to receive the processed food liquid and to generate an electrical signal in response to interaction with the at least one gluten protein in the processed food liquid, and an analyzer in electrical communication with the at least one sensor for detecting the electrical signal and determining the presence of the at least one gluten protein in the food sample based on the detected electrical signal.. .
Rite Taste, Llc


04/07/16
20160097275 

Optical interface system for communicating with a downhole tool


An optical interface system is disclosed. In accordance with an embodiment, such a system includes an optical interface.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


04/07/16
20160096493 

Bicycle power control apparatus


A bicycle power control apparatus is basically provided with a rectifier, a storage battery, a detection unit and a controller. The rectifier is configured to rectify power generated by an ac generator that is mounted on a bicycle.
Shimano Inc.


04/07/16
20160095530 

System and methods for computing activation maps


Systems and methods can be used to determine activation information for points along a surface or selected region of interest. In one example, a computer-readable medium having computer-executable instructions for performing a method that includes computing a local activation vector based on relative timing among electrical signals corresponding to neighboring points of a plurality of points on a surface envelope.
Cardioinsight Technologies, Inc.


03/31/16
20160094911 

Underwater communication systems, underwater speakers, underwater microphone assemblies and methods


Underwater communication systems, underwater speakers, underwater microphone assemblies and associated methods are described. According to one aspect, an underwater speaker includes a housing, a transducer member coupled with the housing and positioned to contact a body of water, wherein the transducer member is configured to vibrate to generate sound pressure waves within the body of water which comprise content which is audible to humans within the body of water, and an exciter coupled with the transducer member and configured to impart forces to the transducer member to cause the vibration of the transducer member to generate the sound pressure waves in the body of water as result of a received electrical signal which comprises the content..

03/31/16
20160094605 

Optimizing synchronization of audio and network tasks in voice over packet switched networks


A user equipment device (ue) comprises physical layer circuitry configured to transmit and receive radio frequency electrical signals with one or more nodes of a radio access network, an audio subsystem configured to generate frames of audio data, and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate a time delay from generation of an audio data frame by the audio subsystem of the ue device to transmission of an audio data packet by the physical layer circuitry during a voice call, and decrease the time delay to a delay value that preserves a specified minimum time for delivery of the generated audio data frame to the physical layer circuitry to meet a scheduled transmission time of the audio data packet..
Intel Corporation


03/31/16
20160094215 

Systems and methods for improving energy efficiency of gate driver circuits


A gate drive circuit may include a latch circuit, a first transmission gate, and a second transmission gate. The first transmission gate and the second transmission gate may both be directly coupled to the latch circuit and may be directly coupled to a first gate line and a second gate line, respectively.
Apple Inc.


03/31/16
20160093958 

Negative group delay circuit


A circuit for generating a negative group delay (ngd). The circuit comprises one or more electrical components, at least one of which has an input impedance that is sufficient for the electrical component(s) to generate an ngd.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


03/31/16
20160093924 

Communication-connected battery with expansion capability


A sensor element includes mechanical connectors adapted to couple to conventional battery electrical terminals to provide mechanical support for the sensor on a battery housing or device, at least one sensing element that is capable of emitting an electrical signal upon sensing an sensed environmental variable, and an electrical connector, distinct from the mechanical connectors for receiving power from, and sending signals to, the battery housing or device. The coupled unit can be used to provide powered sensing and communication capability.
Zlick, Inc.


03/31/16
20160093648 

Silicon photoelectric multiplier with very low optical cross-talk and fast readout


The silicon-based photomultiplier device comprises a substrate (1), a first layer (2) of a first conductivity type, a second layer (3) of a second conductivity type formed on the first layer, wherein the first layer (2) and the second layer (3) form a p-n junction, wherein the first layer (2) and the second layer (3) are disposed on or above the substrate (1). A material layer (15) between the substrate (1) and the first layer (2) fulfils the function of a light absorber, thereby efficiently suppressing crosstalk between adjacent cells of the device.
Max-planck-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Wissenschaften E.v.


03/31/16
20160092715 

Reducing edge effects within segmented acoustic imaging systems


An acoustic imaging system can include an array of transducers in acoustic communication with a substrate configured to receive a subject for imaging. The transducers can independently or cooperatively send an acoustic pulse into the substrate toward the subject.
Apple Inc.


03/31/16
20160091738 

Optical closed loop microresonator and thyristor memory device


A semiconductor device that includes an optical resonator spaced from a waveguide structure to provide for evanescent-wave optical coupling therebetween. The optical resonator includes a closed loop waveguide defined by an epitaxial layer structure that includes at least one quantum well.
Opel Solar, Inc.


03/31/16
20160091684 

System and fiber distribution


A closure (15) is installed at a network distribution point to facilitate upgrading a subscriber network (10) to extend optical fibers closer to the subscribers (18). The closure (15) may include active equipment to convert optical signals to electrical signals.
Tyco Electronics Raychem Bvba


03/31/16
20160091665 

Optical bridge


An optical bridge for switching between a plurality of electrical chips, the optical bridge comprising: a passive optical router; and a plurality of bridge interface chips optically connected to the passive optical router; each bridge interface chip being connectable to one of the plurality of electrical chips to form a connection between that electrical chip and the passive optical router at which electrical signals from the electrical chip are converted into wavelength tunable modulated optical signals for transmission to the passive optical router and at which an optical signals from the passive optical router are converted into electrical signals to be received by the electrical chip; wherein each bridge interface chip includes a wavelength tunable laser input and a modulator for modulating the wavelength tunable laser input to provide the wavelength tunable modulated optical signals.. .
Rockley Photonics Limited


03/31/16
20160091482 

Method and system for detecting an analyte in a body fluid


A method for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid is disclosed comprising performing an optical measurement, wherein at least one test chemical is contacts the body fluid. The test chemical is an optical test chemical adapted to perform at least one detection reaction, wherein at least one optically detectable property is changed due to the detection reaction to provide at least one optical measurement value.
Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.


03/31/16
20160091466 

System and testing transducer elements of an acoustic probe


A system and method for testing an acoustic probe having a series of transducer elements adapted to convert between acoustic and electrical signals is provided. The system comprises an acoustic signal generator and a receiver.
General Electric Company


03/31/16
20160091444 

Stay cable assessment


The disclosure concerns monitoring cables, such as stay cables used to support bridges. A cable comprises multiple strands which are electrically connected to each other at one or both ends of the cable and insulated from each other between the ends.
National Ict Australia Limited


03/31/16
20160089957 

Ac system with proportional controlled hydraulic fan


A system and method for improving the operation of a cooling system and ac system for an engine, without sacrificing engine performance is disclosed. The system includes a cooling module positioned within an engine compartment of the vehicle, a cooling fan mounted in front of the cooling module, and a control strategy for controlling operation of the cooling fan based on engine conditions.
International Truck Intellectual Property Company, Llc


03/31/16
20160089885 

System for enabling multiple clock speeds and i/o configurations in an inkjet printing device


A printhead including a fluid ejector chip having an electrical interface. The electrical interface includes one or more inputs for receiving respective primitive address data and heater address data corresponding to each of one or more address cycles, at least one of the one or more inputs being switchable to a deactivated state, and one or more shift registers, a total number of shift registers being adjustable so that each of the one or more shift registers corresponds to a respective one of the one or more inputs that is not in a deactivated state, the one or more shift registers receiving the respective primitive address data and heater address data from the one or more inputs that are not in a deactivated state to allow for selective application of electrical signals to the heating elements so that fluid is ejected from the fluid ejector chip in accordance with image data..
Funai Electric Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160089539 

Refractory and blanking intervals in the context of multi-site left ventricular pacing


A refractory period for a pacemaker sensing channel refers to a period of time during which the sensing channel is either blind to incoming electrical signals, termed a blanking interval, and/or during which the device is configured to ignore such signals for purposes of sense event detection. Methods and devices for implementing refractory periods in the context of multi-site left ventricular pacing are described..
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.


03/31/16
20160089045 

Bio-potential sensing materials as dry electrodes and devices


This invention is directed to materials and devices for sensing bio-potential signals from animals, particularly to sensing bio-potential signals to monitor humans in the medical field. In general, bio-potential sensors may be attached to the body of an animal, such as a human, in order to receive bio-potential signals such that information about the bioelectrical properties of the cells and/or tissues of the animal may be gathered.
Neurorex Inc.


03/24/16
20160088376 

Network controller, a multi-fabric shelf and, a processing traffic in a transport network


A network element of a transport network has three fabrics housed within a single shelf of a telco rack, namely a packet fabric, an electrical fabric and an optical fabric. A stream of traffic including a plurality of lambdas is received at a trunk interface of such a shelf.
Ciena Corporation


03/24/16
20160087747 

Dense wavelength division multiplexing and single-wavelength transmission systems


A data transceiver module, data transmission system incorporating same and methods related thereto, which include optical transmitters configured to receive an information bearing signal and generate an optical signal having a wavelength different from wavelengths generated by others of the plurality of optical transmitters; optical receivers configured to receive an optical signal having a wavelength matching one of the plurality of optical transmitters and convert it to an information bearing electrical signal; and a four level pulse-amplitude-modulator (pam4) chip generating a pulse-amplitude-modulated information bearing signal input to at least one optical transmitter of the plurality of optical transmitters and receiving the information bearing from at least one optical receiver of the plurality of optical receivers and converting it to an information signal using pulse amplitude demodulation. Alternative embodiments include coherent-detection-based optical coherent receiver and coherent transmitter..
Neophotonics Corporation


03/24/16
20160087728 

Method and system for a narrowband, non-linear optoelectronic receiver


Methods and systems for a narrowband, non-linear optoelectronic receiver are disclosed and may include amplifying a received signal, limiting a bandwidth of the received signal, and restoring the signal utilizing a level restorer, which may include a non-return to zero (nrz) level restorer comprising two parallel inverters, with one being a feedback path for the other. The inverters may be single-ended or differential.
Luxtera, Inc.


03/24/16
20160087723 

Method, apparatus, and communication node for suppressing output noise of pcie devices in optical fiber communication


A method, an apparatus, and a communication node for suppressing output noises of peripheral component interconnect express (pcie) devices in optical fiber communication is provided. The communication node includes a pcie chip and a detection and control circuit connected to a transmitting end of the pcie chip.
Huawei Technologies Co.,ltd.


03/24/16
20160087697 

Simplified multiple input multiple output (mimo) communication schemes for interchip and intrachip communications


Aspects disclosed in the detailed description include simplified multiple input multiple output (mimo) communication schemes for interchip and intrachip communications. In exemplary aspects, mimo techniques are applied to interchip and intrachip communication systems.
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/24/16
20160087000 

Infrared image sensor


An infrared image sensor includes a bias circuit receiving a timing signal, the bias circuit generating a bias voltage having a first value and a second value in response to the timing signal; a semiconductor light-receiving device including a photodiode, the semiconductor light-receiving device receiving the bias voltage; a read-out circuit including a read-out electrode connected to the photodiode, the read-out electrode receiving electrical signal from the photodiode; and a signal processing circuit processing a read-out signal from the read-out circuit synchronously with the timing signal. The photodiode includes an optical absorption layer made of a iii-v group compound semiconductor.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


03/24/16
20160086994 

Image sensor bending using tension


Techniques for fabricating an image sensor chip having a curved surface include placing a bending substrate on a first surface of an imaging sensor chip. The first surface of the imaging sensor chip includes light sensors to generate electrical signals in response to receiving light.
Microsoft Corporation


03/24/16
20160086987 

Image sensor bending by induced substrate swelling


In some examples, techniques and architectures for fabricating an image sensor chip having a curved surface include placing a substrate on a first surface of an image sensor chip, wherein the first surface of the image sensor chip is opposite a second surface of the image sensor chip, and wherein the second surface of the image sensor chip includes light sensors to generate electrical signals in response to receiving light. Fabricating also includes modifying a volume of the substrate so as to impart forces on the image sensor chip to produce a curved image sensor chip..
Microsoft Corporation


03/24/16
20160086747 

Refrigerators, methods and apparatus to pass electrical signals through refrigerator liners


An apparatus to pass an electrical signal within a refrigerator having a liner partially defining an interior compartment and having an opening, and a moveable member, includes first and second members not passable through the opening when the apparatus is at a first rotational orientation, at least one of the first and second members passable through the opening when the apparatus is at a second rotational orientation, a planar third member between the first and second members fitting in the opening at the first rotational orientation, an electrically conductive contact to conduct the electrical signal to the moveable member when the moveable member is at a predetermined position relative to the apparatus, and a electrical conductor electrically coupled to the contact and passing through the apparatus to conduct the electrical signal from the exterior of the liner to the contact.. .
Whirlpool Corporation


03/24/16
20160086593 

Active noise control vehicle


An active noise control apparatus for a vehicle including: a plurality of microphones each configured to receive noise generated in the vehicle and generate an electrical signal corresponding to the noise; an external amplifier configured to supply power required for operations of the plurality of microphones; and a head unit configured to control the external amplifier to output a signal for removing the noise, based on the electrical signals generated from the plurality of microphones.. .
Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160086011 

Combined sensor arrays for relief print imaging


One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for producing a relief print image. Two or more sensor arrays can be combined, and an electroluminescent layer can be deposited over the combined arrays.
Ib Korea Ltd.


03/24/16
20160086004 

Authentication systems and methods


A system includes a machine-readable storage medium, a processor in communication with the machine-readable storage medium, communication circuitry in communication with the processor; and a plurality of sensors in communication with the processor. Each of the plurality of sensors is configured to generate an electrical signal in response to receiving wave energy.
Ark Ideaz, Inc.


03/24/16
20160085710 

Reconfigurable modular computing device


A configurable computing device comprising a housing, a printed circuit board disposed within the housing, a first microcontroller and a second microcontroller each coupled to the pcb, wherein the first microcontroller and the second microcontroller are in electrical signal communication with each other, a computer-on-module (com) coupled to the pcb, wherein the com is in electrical signal communication with the first microcontroller and the second microcontroller, and one or more peripheral modules coupled to the pcb, wherein, the peripheral modules are each in electrical signal communication with the first microcontroller and wherein, the peripheral modules are each in electrical signal communication with the com via the second microcontroller.. .
Entegra Technologies, Inc


03/24/16
20160085375 

Touch sensing device


A touch sensing device for measuring a contact position of an object by measuring a change in capacitance caused by contact of an object is provided. The touch sensing device includes a touch screen panel on which channel electrodes functioning as a transmission antenna or a reception antenna are disposed to form a plurality of electrode patterns, a transmission circuit connected to the channel electrodes to apply an electrical signal to the touch screen panel, a reception circuit connected to the channel electrodes to sense a varying capacitance from the plurality of electrode patterns, and a controller configured to control the touch screen panel, the transmission circuit and the reception circuit..
Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology


03/24/16
20160085368 

Capacitive controller


The present invention provides a capacitive controller for detecting at least one detecting plate and at least one reference plate surrounding each detecting plate. All of the reference plates are electrically coupled to the same first wire, and each reference plate is electrically coupled to a second wire.
Egalax_empia Technology Inc.


03/24/16
20160085340 

Capacitive controller and sensor


The present invention provides a capacitive controller for detecting at least one detecting plate and at least one reference plate surrounding each detecting plate. All of the reference plates are electrically coupled to the same first wire, and each reference plate is electrically coupled to a second wire.
Egalax_empia Technology Inc.


03/24/16
20160085276 

Chassis input/output (i/o) module for use in front region of mass storage chassis assembly


A chassis input/output (i/o) module adapted for use in a front region of a mass storage chassis assembly is provided. The chassis i/o module in one example includes an i/o module shell, a main i/o connector externally available on the i/o module shell, a plurality of sub-assembly connectors externally available on the i/o module shell, one or more power supply modules, and an interface module electrically coupled to the main i/o connector, the plurality of sub-assembly connectors, and the one or more power supply modules, with the interface module configured to regulate operations of one or more mass storage sub-assemblies installed in the mass storage chassis assembly, regulate provision of electrical power from the one or more power supply modules to the one or more mass storage sub-assemblies, and facilitate exchange of electrical signals between the one or more mass storage sub-assemblies and the main i/o connector..
Hgst Netherlands B.v.


03/24/16
20160085038 

Integrated chip package with optical interface


A chip package includes an integrated circuit and an optical integrated circuit (such as a hybrid integrated circuit) with an optical source and/or an optical receiver. The integrated circuit and the optical integrated circuit may be proximate to each other on opposite sides of an interposer in the chip package.
Oracle International Corporation






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