|| List of recent Electrical Signal-related patents
| Ceramic encapsulation of an implantable device|
An implantable device is provided. The implantable device may include a flexible carrier configured for implantation in a subject, at least one pair of modulation electrodes associated with the carrier, an antenna configured to receive an electrical signal disposed on the flexible carrier, a circuit electrically coupling the antenna to the at least one pair of modulation electrodes; and a ceramic housing.
| Sound processor accessory|
Embodiments presented herein are generally directed to a sound processor accessory configured to be mechanically and electrically connected to a sound processor of an auditory prosthesis. The sound processor accessory comprises first and second sound input elements that are each configured to independently provide electrical signals representing sound signals to the sound processor via a shared connection..
| Stimulation device and method of use thereof|
A stimulation device comprises a patch body having a battery and a processing unit. An adhering surface on an underside of the patch body is provided for attaching the patch body to a patient's skin.
| Thermotherapy application and control system|
Apparatus for applying thermotherapy to a part of the human or animal body comprising an applicator having a flexible enclosure in which thermal energy transfer fluid can circulate, a connector for connecting the applicator to a control system, an interface layer for providing a thermally conductive interface between the flexible enclosure and a treatment site and, an electrically conductive supporting layer for supporting the interface layer and capable of being energised by an electrical signal from the control system to improve the thermal conductivity of the interface layer. The apparatus also includes a valve unit for connecting the applicator to a control system, a heat exchanger for cooling a thermal energy transfer fluid and a control system for controlling the application of thermotherapy.
| Wound diagnosis|
A device for diagnosing a wound in a patient, the device comprising: at least two electrodes configured to be placed on the skin of the patient, wherein the at least two electrodes are placed in the vicinity of the wound; and at least one signal processor operatively coupled with the at least two electrodes, wherein the at least one signal processor is configured to: i) detect and record an endogenous alternating electrical signal in an area of the wound, ii) transform said endogenous alternating electrical signal into a voltage versus frequency spectrum using a fast fourier transform (fft) algorithm, and iii) diagnose the wound as a chronic wound if the voltage for a frequency between 65-200 hz of the frequency spectrum is below 10−7.3±10% volts and as an acute wound if the voltage for a frequency between 65-200 hz of the frequency spectrum is above 10−7.3±10% volts.. .
| Methods and apparatus for stimulating and recording neural activity|
Thermal drawing processes can be used to make multifunctional, high-resolution neural probes for neural recording and stimulation. An exemplary neural probe may include one or more conductive fibers or microelectrodes coated with two or more layers of insulating material, at least one of which is partially etched to expose a tip at the neural probe's distal end.
| Electrical signal connector|
An electrical signal connector for connecting a coaxial cable to a mating connector is disclosed to include a locknut, a metal central tube inserted through the locknut and defining a stop flange at one end, a barbed retaining portion at an opposite end, a locating groove around the periphery between the stop flange and barbed retaining portion and an annular bearing surface portion extending around the periphery between the stop flange and the locating groove, a chuck unit including a collar, which is press-fitted onto the annular bearing surface portion of the metal central tube and having longitudinal clamping strips suspending around the barbed retaining portion of the metal central tube, and a constraint shell surrounding the collar, and an actuation sleeve mounted within the constraint shell around the collar and manually axially movable relative to the chuck unit between two positions to compress or release the longitudinal clamping strips.. .
| Flexible circuit cable with floating contact|
An apparatus includes a flexible circuit cable to transport an electrical signal. The apparatus includes a mechanically floating contact integrated into the flexible circuit cable to facilitate connection of the electrical signal between a circuit and the flexible circuit cable..
| Soi structure for signal isolation and linearity|
Disclosed is a structure for improved electrical signal isolation between adjacent devices situated in a top semiconductor layer of the structure and an associated method for the structure's fabrication. The structure comprises a first portion of a trench extending through the top semiconductor layer and through a base oxide layer below the top semiconductor layer.
| Method and system for a photonic interposer|
Methods and systems for a photonic interposer are disclosed and may include receiving one or more continuous wave (cw) optical signals in a silicon photonic interposer from an optical source external to the silicon photonic interposer. The received cw optical signals may be processed based on electrical signals received from a cmos electronics die bonded to the interposer, and modulated optical signals may be received in the interposer via optical couplers on the interposer.
| Integrated optical cooling core for optoelectronic interconnect modules|
An apparatus includes one or more optoelectronic transducers, driving circuitry, one or more cooling elements, and a light coupling module. The optoelectronic transducers are configured to convert between optical signals conveyed over optical fibers and respective electrical signals.
| X-ray imaging apparatus and control method thereof|
Disclosed herein are an x-ray imaging apparatus and a control method thereof in which a clear 3d volume of an object may be acquired when the 3d volume of the object is reconstructed from x-ray images acquired by radiating x-rays to the object. The x-ray imaging apparatus includes an image processing unit configured to acquire a plurality of x-ray images of an object from converted electrical signals, group the plurality of x-ray images into groups of x-ray images acquired from the same cardiac phase, and perform image reconstruction of each of the groups acquired as a result of the grouping..
| Method and apparatus for thermal control in a ct detector|
A ct system includes a rotatable gantry having an opening for receiving an object to be scanned, an x-ray source configured to project x-rays through the opening, and a detector assembly positioned to receive the x-rays. The detector assembly includes a plurality of readout chips positioned within a cooling zone and configured to receive electrical signals from a plurality of diode arrays, and a fan positioned to blow air into the cooling zone.
| Apparatus and methods for communicating downhole data|
A tool for communicating data between multiple locations downhole includes a tool body, a first antenna including at least one electrode disposed within a wall and electrically insulated from the tool body, and an electronic circuit configured to generate an encoded electrical signal and propagate the encoded signal through the electrode into a medium surrounding the tool, and a second antenna coupled to the tool body, and an electronic circuit configured to receive an electrical signal induced by the second antenna.. .
| Inferential sensing engine|
Providing a fast response to a process step while allowing a sensor response to remain relatively slow. A mechanical component generates a response to a step change in a physical property and an electrical component generates an analog electrical signal indicative of the response generated by the mechanical component over a period of time.
| X-ray image sensor|
An x-ray image sensor, comprising an x-ray converter layer for converting x-rays into signals received by a semiconductor detector for sampling and detecting converted x-rays as electrical signals, and a connection substrate comprising electrical connections, the x-ray converter layer bonded to a first surface of the semiconductor detector and the connection substrate arranged at a second surface of the semiconductor detector, opposite the x-ray converter layer, wherein the semiconductor detector in at least one edge portion comprises vias for through-contacting detector elements formed in or on the first surface of the semiconductor detector to the connections substrate.. .
| Photodetector and computed tomography apparatus|
A photodetector according to an embodiment includes: a photodetector element unit including a first cell array including a plurality of first cells arranged in an array and a second cell array including a plurality of second cells arranged in an array, each of the first and second cells including a photoelectric conversion element, the second cell array being arranged to be adjacent to the first cell array; a first pulse height analyzer unit analyzing a pulse height of an electrical signal outputted from the first cell array; a second pulse height analyzer unit analyzing a pulse height of an electrical signal outputted from the second cell array; and a signal processing unit determining non-uniformity of a distribution of photons entering the first and second cell arrays using an output signal of the first pulse height analyzer unit and an output signal of the second pulse height analyzer unit.. .
| Trap for flying insects, the use of said trap and corresponding manufacturing method|
A method distinguishes electrical signals corresponding to an activation or deactivation of a single electrical power consuming device from an electrical signal that supplies electricity to multiple electrical power consuming devices has been developed. The method includes generating signatures corresponding to activation and deactivation of a plurality of electrical devices from a transformation of an electrical power signal using sparse deconvolution to cluster and then identify the activation and deactivation of one of the plurality of electrical devices..
|System and method of monitoring an irrigation system|
A monitoring system is configured to monitor electrical signals in an irrigation system. The monitoring system includes a memory and a detector coupled to an irrigation control line that is configured to provide control signals to an actuator within the irrigation system.
|Ultrasensitive and compact device for noninvasive acquisition of low strength bio signals and method of using same|
A method of detecting changes in biologically sourced electrical signals is disclosed. Biologically sourced electrical signals are coupled to a meta-stable and hair-trigger wise perturbable system.
|Method for measuring blood pressure, and apparatus for measuring blood pressure based on said method|
According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a blood pressure measuring apparatus including a pressure sensor unit configured to sense an atmospheric pressure, an applied pressure, and a blood pressure of a blood vessel delivered to a skin and output an electrical signal indicating a result of sensing the pressures, while in contact with the skin; a signal division unit configured to receive the electrical signal and divide the electrical signal into a divided electrical signal which includes a direct current (dc) signal and an alternating current (ac) signal; a signal processor unit configured to process the divided electrical signal; and a blood pressure calculation unit configured to calculate the applied pressure using the processed electrical signal and calculate a blood pressure average using the calculated applied pressure and a swing value of the electrical.. .
|Multi-electrode impedance sensing|
A system and method for assessing contact between a medical device and tissue may comprise an electronic control unit (ecu) configured to be coupled to a medical device, the medical device comprising a first electrode and a second electrode. The ecu may be further configured to select the first electrode as an electrical source and the second electrode as an electrical sink, to cause an electrical signal to be driven between the source and sink, to detect respective electric potentials on the first electrode and the second electrode while the electrical signal is driven, and to determine an impedance respective of one of the first electrode and the second electrode according to both of the respective electric potentials..
|Disposable oximeter device|
A device includes a pliable membrane, a sensor module and a communication module. The pliable membrane includes a semi-rigid structural member.
|Signal processing for hearing prostheses|
A device includes a sound input element for receiving a sound signal and converting the sound signal into an electrical signal. The device also includes an actuator and a sound processor for processing the electrical signal to generate a stimulation signal.
|System and method for neuro-stimulation|
A neuro-stimulation system employs a includes a stimulator which may include electrode devices and/or vibration elements. A controller may be employed to drive the stimulating elements with an electrical signal.
|Electrical signal isolation in semiconductor structures|
Disclosed are a structure for electrical signal isolation between adjacent devices situated in a top semiconductor layer of the structure and an associated method for the structure's fabrication. The structure includes a trench extending through the top semiconductor layer and into a base oxide layer below the top semiconductor layer.
|Die stack with optical tsvs|
A high density, low power, high performance information system, method and apparatus are described in which a laser source (213) on a first die (210) generates a source light beam of unmodulated monochromatic coherent light (281) for distribution via optical beam routing structures (e.g., 214/214a, 224/224a, 234/234a) to a plurality of receiving die (220, 230), each of which includes its own modulator (e.g., 223, 233) for optically receiving at least a portion of the source light beam (281a, 281b) from the first die and generating therefrom an output source light beam of modulated monochromatic coherent light (291, 292) which is encoded at said modulator in response to electrical signal information.. .
|Fiber-optic communication apparatus capable of operating in a normal mode and a power calibration mode, and communication device used within the same|
A fiber-optic communication apparatus includes first and second communication devices interconnected by an optical fiber cable. The first communication device converts one of a calibration signal with a predetermined power level and a radio frequency (rf) signal into an optical signal.
Disclosed herein is a micro speaker capable of having a high-pitched sound speaker unit and a low-pitched sound speaker unit and allowing the respective speaker units to clearly reproduce an inherent sound without interference. The micro speaker for converting an electrical signal into an acoustic signal includes: a high-pitched sound speaker unit disposed in an outer case; and a low-pitched sound speaker unit disposed in the outer case together with the high-pitched sound speaker unit, wherein the high-pitched sound speaker unit and the low-pitched sound speaker unit are disposed in the outer case so that a high-pitched sound vibrating plate of the high-pitched sound speaker unit and a low-pitched sound vibrating plate of the low-pitched sound speaker unit have directions opposite to each other..
|System and method for per drop electrical signal waveform modulation for ink drop placement in inkjet printing|
A method for operating an inkjet printer includes identifying a pattern of ink drops ejected from an inkjet with reference to image data for a printed image, identifying a waveform component for an electrical signal operating the inkjet to eject an ink drop in the pattern of ink drops with reference to at least a portion of the image data, and generating the electrical signal with the identified waveform component to eject the ink drop in the pattern of ink drops at a first velocity onto a first location of an image receiving surface.. .
|System and method for inferring schematic relationships between load points and service transformers|
A system and method for identifying which of several candidate service transformers is powering a specific service point an electrical distribution grid are disclosed. An audio-frequency electrical signal, the detection signal, is injected onto the power line at the service point via a meter socket or electrical outlet.
|Probe-connection-type pogo pin and manufacturing method thereof|
The present invention relates to a pogo pin including a probe part and an elastic part, and more particularly, to a probe-connection-type pogo pin including a cylindrical upper probe part, an elastic part, and a cylindrical lower probe part, which are made in one body, to transmit electrical signals between semiconductor wafers, lcd modules, semiconductor packages, electronic parts such as a variety of sockets, etc. Accordingly, it is possible to reduce the manufacturing process and the manufacturing cost, reduce the outside diameter of the pogo pin by making the elastic part formed to surround the cylindrical lower probe part, and reduce the loss and distortion of electrical signal by allowing the upper probe part and the lower probe part to come in surface contact with each other..
|Systems and methods for monitoring fiber optic current sensing systems|
A system is provided. The system includes a fiber optic current sensor, and a fiber optic current transducer optically coupled to the fiber optic current sensor and configured to receive polarized light from the fiber optic current sensor, generate an electrical signal from the polarized light, and isolate a direct current (dc) component of the electrical signal.
A transducing apparatus that is sensitive to physical vibrations. The transducing apparatus converts physical manifestations into electrical signals..
|Fault tolerant airflow control system|
An airflow control system for controlling pressure and flow through a flow passage with an upstream portion and a downstream portion includes a valve actuator which receives electrical signals to control the opening and closing of the valve that is configured and arranged such that the system may operate in the event of loss of power.. .
|Fluid level detector|
A fluid detector for determining a presence of a fluid within a container, the detector including a sensor assembly with a lens and a sensor element that outputs a first ultrasonic signal in response to an input electrical signal. A generally cylindrical wall extends outwardly from an outer surface of the container and defines a housing with a cylindrical central bore having a base surface.
|Apparatus and method for providing tethered electrical power to autonomous mobile robots|
An apparatus includes a robot arm, an electrical power cord, a motor-driven cable reel, an end effector, and at least one sensor. The robot arm has a proximal end and a distal end, and is configured to move in response to one or more electrical signals.
|Neural prosthesis system and method of control|
Multiple designs, systems, methods and processes for control using electrical signals recorded from clinically paralyzed muscles and nerves are presented. The discomplete neural prosthesis system and method for clinically paralyzed humans utilizes a controller.
|Heart rate data collection|
One innovative aspect is directed to heart rate data collection. In some implementations, a circuit includes a light detector for generating a first electrical signal based on received light.
An air cleaner is shown and described. The air cleaner may include a cabinet forming an external appearance of the air cleaner, an air blower unit including an air blower case provided with an opening, an air flow channel arranged in the air blower case, a fan arranged in the air flow channel, and a motor arranged in the air blower case to drive the fan, the air blower unit being arranged in the cabinet, a grille formed in the opening to guide air to the air blower unit, a wire fixing portion provided at the grille to fix a wire transferring an electrical signal from an outside of the air blower unit to the motor.
|Wavelength division multiplexing passive optical network system|
This disclosure describes a wavelength division multiplexing passive optical network system (100) comprising an optical line terminal (180) for controlling transmission of data that are carried by optical signals across the optical network system along an upstream or downstream path; a signal modulating loop circuit including a circulator (110) connected to the optical line terminal (180) for determining the transmission paths of the optical signals; a splitter (120) connected to the circulator (110) for splitting the optical signals into a first portion of optical signals and a second portion of optical signals according to a predetermined ratio; an amplifier (160) connected to the splitter (120) for amplifying the second portion of optical signals; and a modulator (170) connected in between the amplifier (160) and the splitter (120) for modulating the amplified second portion of optical signals to be transmitted to the circulator (110); a converter (140) connected to the splitter (130) for converting the first portion of optical signals into electrical signals; and one or more optical network units (150) connected in between the converter (140) and modulator (170) for receiving the electrical signals from the converter (140), and transmitting electrical signals to the modulator (170) for converting the electrical signals into optical signals to be transmitted together with the amplified second portion of optical signals to the optical line terminal (180); wherein the circulator (110) directs the optical signals received from the modulator (170) to the splitter (120) for being transmitted back into the signal modulating loop circuit and/or towards the optical network units along the downstream path, or towards the optical line terminal along the upstream path.. .
|Optical communication apparatus and control method thereof|
An optical communication apparatus includes a variable resistor unit, a measurement unit, and a control unit. The variable resistor unit is arranged at a pre-stage of an electrical/optical conversion unit, which converts an electrical signal obtained by converting an input packet to an optical signal having a waveform corresponding to a potential difference between a positive phase component and a negative phase component of the electrical signal by using the potential difference.
|Microspeaker with improved soldering structure|
A microspeaker is provided with a soldering structure which can overcome a process defect or a progressive defect during the soldering of a terminal pad and a suspension. A sound transducer has a frame, a magnetic circuit, a voice coil and a diaphragm, the microspeaker with an improved soldering structure, and including: a suspension guiding a vibrating direction of the diaphragm and the voice coil, made of a conductive material to apply electrical signals to the voice coil, and having a through hole at its corners; and a terminal pad secured to the frame, one end of which is brought into contact with a terminal outside of the sound transducer, the other end of which passes through the through hole of the suspension..
Provided is a measuring device including a photoelectric conversion unit that receives a light beam emitted from a position measurement object by different optical path lengths and that outputs an electrical signal corresponding to intensity of the received light beam for each optical path length, and a measuring unit that measures a position of the position measurement object based on a ratio of two electrical signals out of the electrical signals by optical path lengths acquired from the photoelectric conversion unit.. .
|Liquid crystal display|
A liquid crystal display includes an image processor, a first electrical-optical converter, a second electrical-optical converter, an optical signal transmission element, a time controlling unit, a number of source driving units, a gate driving unit, and a display panel. The image processor converts a number of frames of image data into an image electrical signal.
A waterproof stylus is provided. The waterproof stylus comprises a hollow pen body.
|Device and method for active reduction of radio frequency noise|
A radio frequency noise reduction device and methods of operation are presented. The radio frequency noise reduction device identifies radio frequency noise on an isolated power plane of an electronic apparatus and generates an electrical signal that is injected into the isolated power plane and cancels the identified radio frequency noise.
|Electric signal conversion|
In one aspect, an electrical signal converter is disclosed. The exemplary electrical signal converter may include a plurality of ordered converter elements.
|Electrical sensor with configurable settings and a display|
An electrical sensor is described. The electrical sensor including an electrical signal input configured to receive an electrical signal, an alarm, one or more inputs configured to set a configuration value and at least one display configured to display said configuration value.
|Integrated rotary joint assembly with internal temperature-affecting element|
An improved slip-ring has a stator and a rotor, and includes a brush having a proximal end mounted on one of the stator and rotor and having a distal end engaging the other of the stator and rotor. The brush is adapted to convey electrical signals across the interface between the stator and rotor.
|Transmission line and transmission method|
The present technology relates to a transmission line and transmission method that allow multi-mode transmission to be easily performed using electrical signals as a transmission target. A multi-mode waveguide is connected to a metal wire configured to transmit an electrical signal via a matching structure configured to perform impedance matching between the multi-mode waveguide and the metal wire.
|Probe guide plate and semiconductor inspection apparatus|
A probe guide plate used for a semiconductor inspection apparatus that inputs and outputs an electrical signal for inspecting an object via a probe needle, the probe guide plate includes a silicon substrate provided with a through hole that penetrates the silicon substrate from one surface to another surface through which the probe needle is inserted, the through hole including a first tapered portion provided at an end portion at the one surface side such that the hole size of which increases as it approaches the one surface, and a second tapered portion provided at an end portion at the other surface side such that the hole size of which increases as it approaches the other surface; and a silicon oxide film formed on an inner wall surface of the through hole including the first tapered portion and the second tapered portion.. .
|Bridge interconnection with layered interconnect structures|
Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards techniques and configurations for layered interconnect structures for bridge interconnection in integrated circuit assemblies. In one embodiment, an apparatus may include a substrate and a bridge embedded in the substrate.
|Multiple pixel surface mount device package|
Emitter packages and leds displays utilizing the packages are disclosed, with the packages providing advantages such as reducing the cost and interconnect complexity for the packages and displays. One emitter package comprises a casing with a plurality of cavities, each cavity having at least one led.
|Optical receiver method and apparatus|
A method for making an optical receiver assembly that can receive optical signals via an input optical fiber and can generate output electrical signals, including the following steps: providing an open-ended cavity formed of insulating material, such as a ceramic, comprising a base, peripheral sidewalls, and an open end opposite the base, the outside surface of the base defining a first surface and the inside surface of the base defining a second surface; disposing a first conductive region on a portion of the first surface and a second conductive region on a portion of the second surface; mounting, on the first surface, a semiconductor photodetector device having an active region for communicating optically with the input optical fiber, and coupling an electrical output of the photodetector device with the first conductive region; mounting, on the second surface, an amplifier that is electrically coupled with the second conductive region and produces the output electrical signals; and providing at least one conductive via through the thickness of the base and between the first and second conductive regions for coupling the electrical output of the photodetector device with the amplifier.. .
|Rotorcraft flight control stick tiltably mounted on a support by a flexible rod with a fixed end|
A fly-by-wire control mechanism for a rotorcraft, the mechanism comprising a stick (1) hinged to tilt in multiple directions on a support (2), detector means (6) for detecting the tilting position of the stick (1) and generating electrical signals (7), and force feedback means providing the pilot with a sensation of forces (12) opposing tilting of the stick (1). The stick (1) includes a rod (13) having its distal end held in fixed manner in the support (2), while providing a movable mount for the stick (1) on the support (2).
|Smart card module, smart card and method for producing a smart card module|
A smart card module includes a carrier; a chip arrangement arranged over a first side of the carrier; and an antenna arranged over a second side of the carrier, wherein the second side of the carrier is opposite the first side of the carrier. The antenna is electrically conductively connected to the chip arrangement in order to transmit electrical signals.
|Device and system for ultrasonic inspection|
This disclosure describes embodiments of a probe assembly and an inspection system for ultrasonic inspection. Designs for the probe assembly package components to fit into a bore of a hollow target.
|Neural modulation devices and methods|
A system for designing a therapy or for treating a gastrointestinal disorder or a condition associated with excess weight in a subject comprising at least one electrode configured to be implanted within a body of the patient and placed at a vagus nerve, the electrode also configured to apply therapy to the vagus nerve upon application of a therapy cycle to the electrode; an implantable neuroregulator for placement in the body of the patient beneath the skin layer, the implantable neuroregulator being configured to generate a therapy cycle, wherein the therapy cycle comprises an on time during which an electrical signal is delivered, the electrical signal comprising: a) a set of pulses applied at a first selected frequency of about 150-10,000 hz, wherein each pulse of the set of pulses has a pulse width of at least 0.01 milliseconds and less than the period of the first selected frequency.. .
|Device for in-vivo determination of eye moisture|
A medical diagnostic device and method, the device including: (a) an alternating current source, adapted to produce an alternating current; (b) an electrode arrangement having at least first and second electrodes, separated by an electrically insulating region, the arrangement having an at least semi-rigid region that fixes the electrodes in a spaced-apart manner, the arrangement adapted to contact the soft tissue on the inner surface of the eyelid; and (c) a processor, associated with the electrode arrangement, said electrodes electrically connected to the alternating current source; wherein, when the electrode arrangement is provided with the alternating current, and is disposed against the soft tissue, the soft tissue electrically bridges between the electrodes to form an electrical circuit, wherein an electrical signal is produced by the alternating current electrically passing between the electrodes via the soft tissue; wherein the processor is adapted to receive in-vivo based electrical information originating from the electrical signal, via the circuit, and to produce an output relating to, or derived from, the moisture parameter, based on the in-vivo electrical information; and wherein the processor is designed and configured to compute the moisture parameter in the soft tissue, at least partially based on the in-vivo electrical information, and based on an empirical correlation between the in-vivo electrical information and the moisture parameter.. .
|Peak flow meter, breathalyzer, and pulse oximeter for use with a mobile device|
A peak flow meter, breathalyzer, and pulse oximeter for use with a mobile device, such as a smartphone, are disclosed. In one embodiment, the peak flow meter receives air flow from the patient, converts it into an electrical signal using a pressure transducer, and transmits the signal to a mobile device over an interface.
|Reagent card alignment system and method|
A reagent card analyzer comprises an optical signal source configured to transmit an optical signal and an optical signal detector spaced a distance from the optical signal source to define an optical signal path into which the optical signal is transmitted, the optical signal detector configured to detect the optical signal and to output an electrical signal indicative of the optical signal. A reader is configured to read a reagent pad of a reagent card.
|Portable, low power instrument for the optoelectronic detection of pathogens using isothermal nucleic acid amplification protocols|
This invention relates to a portable, low power apparatus and method for detecting a pathogen of interest in a biological sample obtained from a patient. The apparatus includes a heated pathogen isothermal amplification and diagnostic cell for conducting a loop-mediated isothermal amplification technique.
|Optical receiver and method for controlling optical receiver|
In order to suppress occurrence of a code error which occurs when an optical receiver detects a signal over a wide range of input intensity of the signal light by using a simple configuration, an optical receiver includes local light oscillation unit for generating a local oscillation light with a constant intensity, light mixing unit for mixing the local oscillation light and a first signal light and outputting the mixed light as a second signal light, light receiving unit for converting the second signal light into an electrical signal and outputting the electrical signal as a first electrical signal, amplifying unit for amplifying the first electrical signal with a predeteiniined gain and outputting the amplified signal as a second electrical signal, and a signal processing circuit for processing the second electrical signal, wherein the gain is set so that the amplitude of the second electrical signal may be within an allowable input amplitude range of the signal processing circuit.. .
|Cable connector assembly with two printed circuit boards|
A cable connector assembly includes a connector and a cable electrically connected with the connector. The connector includes a shell, a first and a second printed circuit boards received in the shell, and an opto-electronic conversion module, the second printed circuit board including a first end electrically connected with the first printed circuit board and a second end opposite to the first end, the second end comprising a first connecting portion electrically connected with the opto-electronic conversion module and a second connecting portion.
|Decoupled drive unit for a loudspeaker enclosure|
A loudspeaker enclosure defined by one or more panels housing a drive unit. The drive unit includes a coil, a diaphragm, and a magnet.
|Vad detection microphone and method of operating the same|
A microphone includes a microelectromechanical system (mems) circuit and an integrated circuit. The mems circuit is configured to convert a voice signal into an electrical signal, and the integrated circuit is coupled to the mems circuit and is configured to receive the electrical signal.
|Autofocus camera and camera-equipped electronic device|
An autofocus camera is provided which restrains and corrects any tilt that may occur in the optical axis direction without the need of providing any additional new sensors for that purpose. The autofocus camera includes an image sensor for receiving light from an object and converting the light into corresponding electrical signals, a lens driving device having a lens for focusing the light from the object upon said image sensor, and a control portion for causing said lens driving device to adjust any tilt that may occur in the optical axis in response to the electrical signals received from said image sensor.
|Method for measuring the frequency of an electrical signal and an electrical measuring system|
Described is an electrical measuring system with a six-gate circuit and a delay line. An electrical signal is fed from a resonator, at least one of directly and or via the delay line, to the six-gate circuit.
|Control devices, systems, and methods for self-propelled machinery|
Control devices and systems for self-propelled machinery and related methods are disclosed. In one aspect, a control device for self-propelled machinery includes a central portion disposed between a first gripping portion and a second gripping portion and at least one pressure sensitive trigger control provided over either the first or the second gripping portion.
|Device for transmitting electrical energy from a wall to a swivellable element fastened on the wall|
A device for transmitting at least one of electrical energy and electrical signals from a wall to a swivellable element fastened on the wall so as to be hinged about a hinge axis includes a wall part fastened to the wall, a swivellable-element part fastened on the swivellable-element, and a displacement drive. The swivellable-element part comprises an energy and/or signal transmitter comprising a wall-transmitter part arranged in the wall part and a swivellable-element-transmitter part arranged in the swivellable-element part.