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 Microphone capable of actively counteracting noise attributed to undesired vibration patent thumbnailMicrophone capable of actively counteracting noise attributed to undesired vibration
A microphone includes a capsule module including a carrier, a primary transducer unit and a secondary transducer unit. The carrier includes a hollow part mounted to a handle unit, and first and second carrier parts extending oppositely from the hollow part.
Taiwan Carol Electronics Co., Ltd.


 Image pickup apparatus, solid-state image pickup element, and image pickup method patent thumbnailImage pickup apparatus, solid-state image pickup element, and image pickup method
A solid-state image pickup device includes a first unit to convert light into an electrical signal and a second unit to convert light into an electrical signal. The first unit includes a first lens and a first pair of light receiving elements to receive light from the first lens.
Sony Corporation


 Radio frequency  controlling spurious emissions patent thumbnailRadio frequency controlling spurious emissions
Systems and method for improving performance of a radio frequency system are provided. One embodiment describes a radio frequency system, which includes an antenna that wirelessly transmits analog electrical signals at a desired transmission frequency; a feedback receiver that determines a feedback signal, which includes a portion of a transmitted analog electrical signal via a coupler; and a controller that determines location and magnitude of spurious emissions transmitted at frequencies other than the desired transmission frequency by comparing the feedback signal with a desired signal, in which the desired signal includes a digital electrical signal that does not contain noise introduced by the radio frequency system; and instructs the radio frequency system to adjust operational parameters used to transmit the analog electrical signals when the magnitude of the spurious emissions exceeds a spurious emissions limit at the determined location..
Apple Inc.


 Single line passive optical network converter module patent thumbnailSingle line passive optical network converter module
A single line converter module comprises a housing; an environmentally hardened fiber optic connector located in the housing and configured to be optically coupled to a service terminal for receiving downstream optical frames; a single electrical connector located in the housing and coupled over a metallic medium to a network terminal providing a service to respective customer premise equipment (cpe); and an optical-to-electrical (o/e) converter located in the housing and configured to convert the downstream optical frames to an electrical signal for transmission over the metallic medium to the network terminal.. .
Tyco Electronics Raychem Bvba


 Optical transmitter, optical transmission system and optical communication control method patent thumbnailOptical transmitter, optical transmission system and optical communication control method
An optical transmitter has an electrical signal generator configured to generate an electrical drive signal based upon input data; an optical modulator configured to modulate an input light by the electrical drive signal, the optical modulator having a first waveguide pair, a second waveguide pair, and a phase shifter that provides a phase difference between light waves travelling through the first waveguide pair and the second waveguide pair; and a controller configured to set the phase difference at the phase shifter to 0+n*π radians, where it is an integer, when a modulation scheme of the optical modulator is changed from a first scheme using four or more phase values to a second scheme using two phase values.. .
Fujitsu Limited


 Transceiver and interface for ic package patent thumbnailTransceiver and interface for ic package
An interconnect system includes a first circuit board, first and second connectors connected to the first circuit board, and a transceiver including an optical engine and arranged to receive and transmit electrical and optical signals through a cable, to convert optical signals received from the cable into electrical signals, and to convert electrical signals received from the first connector into optical signals to be transmitted through the cable. The transceiver is arranged to mate with the first and second connectors so that at least some converted electrical signals are transmitted to the first connector and so that at least some electrical signals received from the cable are transmitted to the second connector..
Samtec, Inc.


 Hybrid fiber/cu distribution point with external onu-to-dsl conversion unit patent thumbnailHybrid fiber/cu distribution point with external onu-to-dsl conversion unit
A hybrid service terminal for use in a passive fiber optic network comprises a plurality of optical fiber connectors, each coupled to a respective optical fiber for receiving downstream optical frames from an optical line terminal (olt); a plurality of hybrid fiber/copper connectors, each of the hybrid fiber/copper connectors coupled to a respective one of the plurality of optical fiber connectors; and a plurality of electrical connectors configured to receive electrical signals from a multi-line converter module over a respective one of a plurality of electrical conductors. One of the plurality of hybrid fiber/copper connectors is configured to provide the downstream optical frames to the multi-line converter module for conversion to the electrical signals.
Tyco Electronics Raychem Bvba


 Transimpedance amplifier (tia) having an enlarged dynamic range and optical devices using the same patent thumbnailTransimpedance amplifier (tia) having an enlarged dynamic range and optical devices using the same
A gain-variable trans-impedance amplifier (tia) in optical device is disclosed. The tia has an improved dynamic range for receiving electrical signals and is configured to convert current signals from an avalanche photodiode (apd) to voltage signals.
Source Photonics (chengdu) Co., Ltd.


 Sub-apertures with interleaved transmit elements for wireless power transfer patent thumbnailSub-apertures with interleaved transmit elements for wireless power transfer
A signal generator generates an electrical signal that is sent to an amplifier, which increases the power of the signal using power from a power source. The amplified signal is fed to a sender transducer to generate ultrasonic waves that can be focused and sent to a receiver.
Ubeam Inc.


 Linear image sensor patent thumbnailLinear image sensor
An optical detection unit ar is divided so as to have a plurality of pixel regions px aligned in a column direction. Signals from the plurality of pixel regions px are integrated for each optical detection unit ar, and output the signal as an electrical signal corresponding to a one-dimensional optical image in time series.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


Adaptive transmit voltage in active stylus


In one embodiment, an active stylus includes a transmitter configured to transmit electrical signals to a device through a touch sensor of the device. The active stylus also includes a receiver configured to receive electrical signals from the device through the touch sensor of the device.

Optical modulator with automatic bias correction


An optical modulator uses an optoelectronic phase comparator configured to provide, in the form of an electrical signal, a measure of a phase difference between two optical waves. The phase comparator includes an optical directional coupler having two coupled channels respectively defining two optical inputs for receiving the two optical waves to be compared.
Stmicroelectronics Sa


Imaging apparatus and method, and program


The present technology relates to an imaging apparatus and method, and a program, capable of focusing on a subject with higher accuracy. An image sensor shoots a captured image by receiving light coming from a subject via an optical unit and by converting the light into electrical signal.
Sony Corporation


Optical-electro circuit board


An optical component including a multi-layer substrate, an optical waveguide element, and two optical-electro assemblies is provided. The multi-layer substrate includes a dielectric layer, two circuit layers, and two through holes passing through the dielectric layer.
Unimicron Technology Corp.


Semiconductor integrated circuit and manufacturing the same


A semiconductor integrated circuit that reduces a loss in an electrical signal and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor integrated circuit are provided. The semiconductor integrated circuit comprises a first region on which an optical circuit is to be formed and a second region on which an electrical signal wiring is to be formed.
Photonics Electronics Technology Research Associat Ion


Methods and systems employing a flow prediction model based on acoustic activity and proppant compensation


An example method includes providing source light to an optical fiber deployed in a downhole environment, receiving backscattered light from the optical fiber, and producing one or more optical interferometry signals from the backscattered light. The method also includes converting each of the one or more optical interferometry signals to an electrical signal and digitizing each electrical signal to obtain one or more digitized electrical signals.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


Apparatus and radiation detection


Embodiments of the invention provide a radiation detector, comprising a convertor comprising an inorganic scintillator for absorbing incident neutrons and outputting photons, a light collecting body arranged in relation to a wavelength shifting fibre for receiving photons from the convertor and directing the photons to the wavelength shifting fibre, and one or more photo-detectors arranged to receive photons from the wavelength shifting fibre and output electrical signals in response thereto.. .
Isis Innovation Limited


Driver side location detection


A system for determining a presence of a mobile device located in a predetermined detection zone includes a circuit associated with the mobile device and configured to cause an acoustic signal to be transmitted from the mobile device, a plurality of acoustic receivers, where each of the plurality of receivers is configured to receive the acoustic signal transmitted from the mobile device and convert the acoustic signal into an electrical signal, and a processor configured to determine a location of the mobile device based on the time of reception of the acoustic signal by the plurality of acoustic receivers and to determine whether the location of the mobile device matches the predetermined detection zone.. .
Driving Management Systems, Inc.


Method for generating a multi-carrier reflectometry signal for implementation in a distributed system


A method for generating a reflectometry signal for the diagnosis of defects impacting a transmission line or a network of transmission lines, the method executed by a diagnosis device belonging to a distributed system comprising a plurality of diagnosis devices connected to the line or network of lines, the method comprises the following steps: generating an electrical signal comprising a plurality of frequency carriers regularly dispersed within a frequency band subdivided into sub-carriers so that each device of the distributed system uses different sub-carriers from the other devices of the system; injecting the electrical signal into the line or network of lines.. .
Commissariat A L 'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


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Device and detecting a break of at least one wired sensor


The invention relates to an electronic device having at least one connector for at least one wired sensor, said device having further a sensor break detection unit, wherein the sensor break detection unit comprises a pulse generator being adapted. To output at least one electrical signal to the wired sensor and detector means for detecting a response signal sb+, sb− from the wired sensor.
Eurotherm Ltd.


Electronic control for a rotary fluid device


A fluid system is provided including a fluid pump having an output and an electric motor coupled to the fluid pump. The electric motor is adapted to operate the fluid pump in response to an electrical signal.
Eaton Corporation


Lactate dehydrogenase detector


A lactate dehydrogenase detector, which is used to detect a content of lactate dehydrogenase in a biological sample, comprises a substrate, an electrode assembly, a hydrophobic insulation layer, a cover and a reagent-containing membrane. The electrode assembly is disposed on the substrate and including a working electrode and a reference electrode.
Eumed Biotechnology Co., Ltd.


Apparatus for transmitting electrical signals to and/or from a rotatable component of a motor vehicle, steering column module, and motor vehicle


The invention relates to an apparatus (2) for transmitting electrical signals to and/or from a rotatable component of a motor vehicle, having a positionally fixed stator (4) which is intended to be installed in a positionally fixed manner in the motor vehicle, and having a rotor (3) which is rotatably mounted on the stator (4) and which is intended to be coupled in a rotationally fixed manner to the rotatable component of the motor vehicle, wherein the stator (4) has a housing (5) in which a flat cable (14) for transmitting the electrical signals is arranged, wherein a connecting piece (6) which is electrically coupled to the flat cable (14) and is designed to be connected to a corresponding mating piece (15) of the rotatable component is arranged on the rotor (3), and wherein the rotor (3) has a viewing window (11) through which it is possible for a viewer looking from outside the housing (5) to identify a reference element (13) of the flat cable (14) in a neutral position of the rotor (3) with respect to the stator (4), wherein the viewing window (11) is arranged in the region of the connecting piece (6), so that the viewing window (11) is covered by the mating piece (15) in a state in which the connecting piece (6) is connected to the mating piece (15).. .
Valeo Schalter Und Sensoren Gmbh


Wireless electrical charging system and operating same


An electrical charging system configured to charge a battery includes a power transmitter, an energy coupling arrangement, an electrical signal shaping device including a controller, and an alignment means. The arrangement includes a first inductive coil disposed external to the vehicle and a second inductive coil attached with the vehicle.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.


Method of locating the tip of a central venous catheter


A method of locating a tip of a central venous catheter (“cvc”) having a distal and proximal pair of electrodes disposed within the superior vena cava, right atrium, and/or right ventricle. The method includes obtaining a distal and proximal electrical signal from the distal and proximal pair of electrodes and using those signals to generate a distal and proximal p wave, respectively.
Bard Access Systems, Inc.


Paper product dispenser


A paper product dispenser that includes a toilet paper spindle adapted to hold and dispense a toilet paper roll, at least one motor connected to the toilet paper spindle, a controller connected to the motor, and a thermopile sensor in communication with the controller, the thermopile sensor comprising a plurality of thermocouples that form a junction a and a junction b, wherein when the thermocouples sense thermal radiation, thermal gradient between junction a and junction b is created, the thermal gradient generating an electrical signal that the thermopile sensor sends to the controller. .

Radio frequency system power back off systems and methods


Systems and method for improving design and/or operation of a radio frequency system are provided. One embodiment provides a radio frequency system, which includes a first look-up table that describes a static reference value, association between a maximum output power and a first specification level, and association between a first back off value and a second specification level, in which the first back off value is defined in relation to the static reference value and used to determine a first reduced output power; and a second look-up table that describes association between the maximum output power and a first set of operational parameters and association between the first reduced output power and a second set of operational parameters.
Apple Inc.


Speaker frame and speaker having the same


There are provided a speaker frame having a metallic suspension integrated therewith, the suspension being connected to a voice coil unit to transmit electrical signals thereto and supporting the voice coil unit to vibrate in place according to the electrical signals, and a speaker having the speaker frame. The speaker frame forms a casing of the speaker and including elements of the speaker creating sound according to the electrical signals.
Sung Ju & Solution Co., Ltd


Microphone and microphone housing


A microphone includes a microphone unit that converts a sound into an electrical signal. A tubular housing houses the microphone unit and includes a rear opening portion in a side surface.
Kabushiki Kaisha Audio-technica


Switched optical receiver


An apparatus, e.g. An optical oscilloscope, includes an optical receiver front end, including an optical device, and an optical delay.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.


Monolithic integrated laser driver and limiting amplifier with micro-programmed controller and flash memory on soc for fiber optical transceiver


A single-chip integrated circuit for high-speed optoelectronic transmitting and receiving is provided. The single-chip integrated circuit may include a laser driver, a limiting amplifier, a flash memory and a micro-programmed controller unit (mcu).
Sifotonics Technologies Co., Ltd.


Radio frequency system hybrid power amplifier systems and methods


Systems and method for improving operation of a radio frequency system are provided. One embodiment provides a radio frequency system that includes a first amplifier unit with a first logic gate, which receives an input analog electrical signal and a first bit of an amplifier control signal that enables or disables the first amplifier unit, and a first switching power amplifier that generates a first output analog electrical signal when enabled.
Apple Inc.


Radio frequency system switching power amplifier systems and methods


Systems and method for improving operation of a radio frequency system are provided. One embodiment describes a radio frequency system, which includes a first switching power amplifier that outputs an amplified analog electrical signal based on a first input analog electrical signal and voltage of an envelope voltage supply rail.
Apple Inc.


Signal coupling device


A signal coupling device includes a light-emitting element configured to emit light, a first element to drive the light-emitting element to output an optical signal, and a second element to receive the optical signal from the light-emitting element and to convert the optical signal into an electrical signal. A first silicone gel covers the first semiconductor element.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


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


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


Image sensor including color filter and manufacturing the image sensor


An image sensor including a color filter and a method of manufacturing the image sensor are provided. The image sensor includes a light-sensing layer configured to detect incident light, and convert the incident light to an electrical signal.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus


A solid-state imaging device including an imaging area where a plurality of unit pixels are disposed to capture a color image, wherein each of the unit pixels includes: a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions; a plurality of transfer gates, each of which is disposed in each of the photoelectric conversion portions to transfer signal charges from the photoelectric conversion portion; and a floating diffusion to which the signal charges are transferred from the plurality of the photoelectric conversion portions by the plurality of the transfer gates, wherein the plurality of the photoelectric conversion portions receive light of the same color to generate the signal charges, and wherein the signal charges transferred from the plurality of the photoelectric conversion portions to the floating diffusion are added to be output as an electrical signal.. .
Sony Corporation


Scalable package architecture and associated techniques and configurations


Embodiments of the present disclosure describe scalable package architecture of an integrated circuit (ic) assembly and associated techniques and configurations. In one embodiment, an integrated circuit (ic) assembly includes a package substrate having a first side and a second side disposed opposite to the first side, a first die having an active side coupled with the first side of the package substrate and an inactive side disposed opposite to the active side, the first die having one or more through-silicon vias (tsvs) configured to route electrical signals between the first die and a second die, and a mold compound disposed on the first side of the package substrate, wherein the mold compound is in direct contact with a sidewall of the first die between the active side and the inactive side and wherein a distance between the first side and a terminating edge of the mold compound that is farthest from the first side is equal to or less than a distance between the inactive side of the first die and the first side.
Intel Corporation


Playback system, headphones, playback apparatus and method, and recording medium and program for controlling playback apparatus and method


A playback system includes headphones worn on a user's body and converting an electrical signal into sound and a playback apparatus supplying the electrical signal to the headphones. The headphones include first and second electrodes provided in first and second converters, respectively, so as to be in contact with the user's body.
Sony Corporation


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Level shifter and projector


A level shifter included in a device includes: an external interface power unit configured to supply a power voltage corresponding to electrical input-output characteristics of an interface circuit of an external device; an internal interface power unit configured to supply a power voltage corresponding to electrical input-output characteristics of an internal interface circuit in the device; a power switch unit configured to control power supply to the external interface power unit according to an electrical signal from the external device; and a selector unit configured to control conduction between the interface circuit of the external device and the internal interface circuit, wherein the selector unit is configured to transition to an operable state when the external interface power unit is supplied with power.. .
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


Systems and methods for site-based irrigation control


An irrigation system is contained at a particular site, where the site may be a commercial address or a residential address. The system includes a weather station that generates temperature data, precipitation data, and any other useful data that might be used by other components of the system.
Telsco Industries, Inc. D/b/a Weathermatic


Detector pack and x-ray ct apparatus


According to an embodiment, a detector pack includes a first substrate, an x-ray detection unit, a second substrate, and a data acquisition device. The first substrate includes a first main surface and a second main surface.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


Method for determining the timing of the receipt of a radio message


Method for determining the time of receipt by a radio receiver (320,330,340) of a binary coded radio message emitted by a sender (310), whereby the radio signal is received by the receiver so that an analogue electrical signal is achieved, which analogue signal is sampled and optionally demodulated, whereby the data content of the message is determined based upon the demodulated signal as a stream of data bits, which stream of data bits comprises a predetermined signal element whose time of receipt is determined. The invention is characterised in that a digitally stored, constructed comparison signal is created based upon the said stream of data bits, so that the constructed comparison signal is constructed to correspond to the sampled signal, in that a time variable which maximizes a correlation between the constructed comparison signal and the sampled signal is determined, and in that the time variable is then used to correct the said time determination of the receipt of the predetermined signal element..
True Heading Ab


Apparatus and methods for field testing an electrical panel meter system


An electrical panel meter system may include a plurality of meter modules housed in an electrical panel enclosure. Each meter module may be configured to sample electrical readings related to electrical power provided to a respective branch circuit of the electrical panel meter system.
Siemens Industry, Inc.


Portable lamp fitted with electric control of the geometry of the beam


The invention relates to a portable electric lamp with a light source generating at least one light beam; and a pane of glass arranged in front of the light source. The pane of glass has an electro-optical diffusion device controlled by an electrical signal in order to generate electrically adjustable diffusion.
Zedel S.a.


Well monitoring


Downhole water level detecting apparatus for detecting the level of water in a formation in the region of a well installation. The detecting apparatus includes a transmitter for applying electrical signals to a signaling loop at a first location.
Expro North Sea Limited


Inspection liquid discharge head and liquid discharge head


An apparatus for inspecting a liquid discharge head including an energy generation element provided on an element substrate and configured to make energy act on a liquid to discharge the liquid from an orifice, a lower protection film having an electrical insulating property and provided on the element substrate while covering the energy generation element, a wiring layer provided between the element substrate and the lower protection film and configured to supply electrical signal for driving to the energy generation element, and a conductive upper protection film provided on the lower protection film is provided. The apparatus comprises a detection circuit configured to detect a potential of the upper protection film when the energy generation element is driven; and a determination circuit configured to determine a driving state of the energy generation element from information about the potential detected by the detection circuit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


Sportball capable of sensing pressure and feedback control system


A sportball giving feedback as to manner in which it is handled or struck includes a ball body, and a plurality of sensors, a first wireless communication unit, and a controller located in the ball body. The sensors are arranged at different locations in the ball body, and are configured to sense pressures at different locations of the ball body, and generate electrical signals accordingly.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


Biosignal measurement and electrical stimulation device using mesh structure


A bio-electrical signal measurement and electrical stimulation device using skin resistance is provided. The biosignal measurement and electrical stimulation device includes: a pad in which a plurality of horizontal electrical wires and vertical electrical wires for electrical stimulation are formed to intersect at a constant gap; and a control module that is electrically connected to the pad to acquire body information of a patient by measuring a biosignal of intersections in which the horizontal electrical wires and the vertical electrical wires intersect and that enables generation of electrical stimulation while controlling power that is supplied to the horizontal electrical wires and the vertical electrical wires using the body information..
Smart Medical Device Co., Ltd.


Signal stabilization in a dielectric sensor assembly


A non-resistive contact sensor assembly includes an electric field sensor device, including a dielectric component for receiving an electrical signal from an object of interest and a signal processing component for processing the electrical signal, a voltage regulator for controlling voltage to the dielectric component and the signal processing component, and a common ground reference for the dielectric component and the signal processing component.. .
Rescon Ltd


Wearable medical examination and treatment device and wearable medical examination and treatment system comprising the same


A wearable medical examination and treatment device and system are introduced. The wearable medical examination and treatment device includes an enclosing unit, test electrode unit, ground electrode, processing module and transmission module which are disposed at the enclosing unit.
Aeto Technology Corp


Device for measuring bio information and manufacturing the same


A bio information measuring device is provided. The bio information measuring device includes a sensor portion and a needle portion including a plurality of needles projecting from a plurality of openings formed in a surface of the sensor portion.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Localized collection of biological signals, cursor control in speech-assistance interface based on biological electrical signals and arousal detection based on biological electrical signals


The present disclosure provides a device with electrodes configured to record electrical activity that are confined to a restricted area, using recorded biological electrical signals to control cursor position in a speech-assistance interface, and using recorded biological signals to detect arousals during sleep.. .
Neurovigil, Inc.


Apparatus and personalized cardiac signal processing


A medical device includes a housing configured for implantation within a body of a patient. Detection circuitry is disposed in the housing and coupled to an electrode arrangement.
Greatbatch Ltd.


Device and system for bridging electrical signals between sim card and mobile device and providing service to mobile device


A device and a system for bridging electrical signals between a sim card and a mobile device and providing a service to the mobile device are disclosed. The system includes: a sim card interface, for electrically connecting with contacts of a sim card; a mobile device interface, for electrically linking to a circuit of a mobile device, further connecting to a processor of the mobile device; and a secure element, for bridging electrical signals between the sim card interface and the mobile device interface, and providing an application corresponding to a request from the processor of the mobile device..
Taisys Technologies Co., Ltd.


Genset engine using electrical sensing to control components for optimized performance


A genset comprises an engine; an alternator, an exhaust system, a controller, and at least one of an intake system, an evap system, a fuel injector, an egr system, a sai system and an aftertreatment system. The controller is configured to control at least a portion of the genset.
Cummins Power Generation Ip, Inc.


Socket contact techniques and configurations


Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards socket contact techniques and configurations. In one embodiment, an apparatus may include a socket substrate having a first side and a second side disposed opposite to the first side, an opening formed through the socket substrate, an electrical contact disposed in the opening and configured to route electrical signals between the first side and the second side of the socket substrate, the electrical contact having a cantilever portion that extends beyond the first side, wherein the first side and surfaces of the socket substrate in the opening are plated with a metal.
Intel Corporation


Medical image system and image processing device


A medical image system includes: x-ray equipment having a talbot interferometer or a talbot-lau interferometer and including: an x-ray source configured to emit x-rays; a plurality of gratings arranged in a emitting direction of the x-rays; and an x-ray detector irradiated by the x-ray source and having conversion elements for accumulating charge and generating electrical signal to read the electrical signals generated to acquire moire fringe image; a subject absorption image generation unit configured to generate a subject absorption image based on moire fringe images containing a subject; a subjectless absorption image generation unit configured to generate a subjectless absorption image based on subjectless more fringe images; and an image unevenness correction unit configured to correct image unevenness of the subject absorption image, the medical image system further including a subjectless absorption image correction unit, wherein the image unevenness correction unit corrects image unevenness of the subject absorption image.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


Controller for optical information reader


In an optical information reader controlled by this controller, a laser beam originating in light emitted by a laser diode is reflected by a scan mirror to scan optical information of a bar code or the like, reflected light therefrom is received by a photodiode to be converted to an electrical signal, and the optical information is read by processing the signal. In the controller, a main amp having a characteristic that a gain changes according to a frequency of an input signal amplifies the electrical signal, a detector detects an analog signal resulting from the amplification, and from a.
Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.


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Pixel driving circuit and its driving method, array substrate, transflective display apparatus


There is disclosed a pixel driving circuit and its driving method, an array substrate, a transflective display apparatus. At least one of the pixels of the pixel driving circuit includes a light touch module (10) which comprises: a photosensitive unit (101) which senses the light intensity and produces an electrical signal carrying the light intensity information; a signal reading unit (102) connected with the photosensitive unit and reading the electrical signal from there; an amplifier (103) connected with the signal reading unit (102) and amplifying the electrical signal acquired therefrom; and a processor (104) connected with the amplifier (103), having a threshold of the change of the electrical signal and the electrical signal amplified at a previous time stored therein, and taking the acquired position information of the pixel where the light touch module (10) is located as the touch position when the change amount of the electrical signal amplified at a current time relative to the electrical signal amplified at the previous time acquired from the amplifier (103) is greater than the threshold.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


Systems, methods and making and using eyeglasses with adaptive lens driven by gaze distance and low power gaze tracking


Described is an electro-optical apparatus and method for correcting myopia that includes at least one adaptive lens, a power source, and an eye tracker. The eye tracker includes an image sensor and a processor operatively connected to the adaptive lens and the image sensor.

Manufacturing optical component


An optical component including a multi-layer substrate, an optical waveguide element, and two optical-electro assemblies is provided. The multi-layer substrate includes a dielectric layer, two circuit layers, and two through holes passing through the dielectric layer.
Unimicron Technology Corp.


Biomolecular interaction detection devices and methods


Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for detecting molecular interactions. In one aspect, a device includes a substrate formed of an electrically insulative material, the substrate structured to form (i) a molecular deposition chamber to receive one or more fluid samples including biomolecules, in which the biomolecules are capable of undergoing molecular interactions in the molecular deposition chamber that changes a molecular property of the molecular-interacted biomolecules, and (ii) a microfluidic channel to carry the biomolecules, which, based at least partly on the molecular interactions, the biomolecules travel through the microfluidic channel with different diffusivities; and an electronic sensor including an electrode configured along or at one end of the microfluidic channel and a transistor to detect the changed molecular property of the molecular-interacted biomolecules as a change in electrical signal, in which the electronic sensor is operable to produce an output signal corresponding to the detected electrical signal..
National Taiwan University


Device for fault detection and/or identification of at least one sensor device


A device and a method for fault detection and/or identification of at least one sensor device is described, characterized by a measurement mechanism with at least one high-resolution, a/d converter device for recording at least one electrical signal (a, iout) at one or more coupling points for the at least one sensor device.. .
Msa Europe Gmbh


Production of polymeric particles and rough coatings by ink jet printing


A method for producing polymer particles is disclosed in which a fluid preparation is ejected in drop form from a nozzle of an ink jet print head. At least one nozzle ejects droplets in response to electrical signals, and radiation from a radiation source is directed on the droplets in flight, whereby the fluid preparation is at least partially cured by irradiation, so that particles are obtained from the fluid drops before impact or collection.
Schmid Rhyner Ag


Pacing crosstalk detection


An implantable pacemaker is configured to sense a cardiac electrical signal received by a pair of electrodes coupled to the pacemaker, start a pacing escape interval to control a time that a pacing pulse is delivered in a heart chamber, and detecting if the sensed cardiac electrical signal is a crosstalk event that is an electrical pulse delivered to the patient by a different device than the implantable pacemaker. The implantable pacemaker withholds restarting the pacing escape interval in response to sensing the cardiac electrical signal based on detecting the sensed cardiac electrical signal as the crosstalk event..
Medtronic, Inc.


Devices and methods for measuring hair condition


Technologies are generally described for measuring hair condition using a hair condition measuring device. Example devices and systems described herein may include a first clamp, a second clamp, a vibrator, a laser beam source, a photodetector and/or a processor.
Empire Technology Development Llc


Automated beverage generating system and operating the same


A method of operating an automated beverage generating system. The method comprising receiving electrical signal(s) representative of an order for a beverage, the beverage having a specified temperature associated therewith and includes a first and a second ingredient.
Briggo, Inc.


Optical delay lines for electrical skew compensation


A skew compensation apparatus and method. In an optical system that uses optical signals, skew may be generated as the optical signals are processed from an input optical signal to at least two electrical signals representative of the phase-differentiated optical signals.
Coriant Advanced Technology, Llc


Optical transmission controlling optical power


An optical transmission apparatus includes: an optical receiver configured to receive an optical signal; a variable optical attenuator configured to adjust a power of the optical signal to be input to the optical receiver according to a variable attenuation amount; and a controller configured to control the attenuation amount of the variable optical attenuator based on an electrical signal obtained by performing a coherent detection and a photoelectric conversion on the optical signal received by the optical receiver.. .
Fujitsu Limited


Methods and source and load power transfer control


A power transfer electrical system includes an electrical signal source that generates a current at an output. An electrical load is electrically connected to the output of the electrical signal source.
Photonic Systems, Inc.


Tracer wire product and manufacture of the same


A tracer wire product for use in detection of underground utility line or routes includes: a metallic wire configured to conduct an electrical signal for detection by an aboveground signal detector; a tin coating formed over the metallic wire; a non-fibrous insulating jacket of polyethylene over the tin coating; a hot melt adhesive at least partially over the polyethylene jacket; a high tenacity woven polyester strength element with water blocking fibers being formed over the hot melt adhesive and the polyethylene jacket; and, an abrasion resistant hdpe outer jacket formed over the high tenacity woven polyester strength element to form one of a circular or oval cross-sectional shape. Further, an apparatus and method for manufacturing the tracer wire product includes a source of a substantially flat polyester woven material; a source of a metal wire material; and an elongated forming tool including an input base into which the substantially flat polyester woven material is fed.
Neptco, Inc.


Electronic device


An electronic device comprising a semiconductor memory unit that may include a cell array including a plurality of storage cells; a first line connected to one ends of the plurality of storage cells; a second line connected to the other ends of the plurality of storage cells; a first driver connected to one end of the first line at a first contact location on one side of the cell array, and configured to apply a first electrical signal to the one end of the first line; and a second driver connected to one end of the second line at a second contact location on a side of the cell array opposing the side of the cell array where the first contact location is located, and configured to apply a second electrical signal to the one end of the second line.. .
Sk Hynix Inc.


A preesure sensing structure and a touch-control apparatus


A force sensing structure and a touch-control apparatus, the force sensing structure comprises a substrate 1 which is divided into a strain-concentrated region 11 and a non strain-concentrated region 12, and sensors 4 which are arranged at the central portion or the edge of the strain-concentrated region 11, wherein the thickness of the substrate 1 at the position of the strain-concentrated region 11 is smaller than that of the non-strain-concentration region 12, thus the strain-concentrated region 11 is proved to be sensitive-sensed and easy to cause enlarged deformation to produce detectable electrical signal when force applied to the surface of substrate 1. The touch apparatus comprises at least one force sensing structure.
Shenzhen New Degree Technology Co.,ltd.


Method and system for hybrid integration of optical communication systems


Methods and systems for hybrid integration of optical communication systems may comprise in an optical communication system comprising a silicon photonics die and one or more electronics die bonded to said silicon photonics die utilizing metal interconnects: receiving one or more continuous wave (cw) non-modulated optical signals in said silicon photonics die from an optical source external to said silicon photonics die; modulating said one or more received cw non-modulated optical signals in said silicon photonics die using electrical signals received from said one or more electronics die via said metal interconnects; receiving modulated optical signals in said silicon photonics die from one or more optical fibers coupled to said silicon photonics die; generating electrical signals in said silicon photonics die based on said received modulated optical signals; and communicating said generated electrical signals to at least one of said one or more electronics die via said metal interconnects.. .
Luxtera, Inc.


X-ray computed tomography apparatus and x-ray detector


According to an embodiment, detector cells are provided on a substrate, divided into groups, and detect an x-rays. Switches respectively connected to the detector cells.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation


Acoustic spirometer system


Embodiments of the present invention are directed a system using a microphone and a mobile computer device comprising a transducer through which a user is to exhale or inhale; the transducer is configured and operable to convert the spirometric flow rate into an audible signal having an audio frequency responsive to the spirometric flow rate, wherein the transducer comprises a rotor including a plurality of rotor blades configured to rotate the rotor responsive to a spirometric flow; wherein the microphone is external to the transducer and is adapted to detect the audible signal having the audio frequency and to convert the audible signal to a corresponding electrical signal having the audio frequency.. .
Meytar (dital) Engineering Limited


Reflected signal absorption in interconnect


Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward techniques and configurations for electrical signal absorption in an interconnect stub. In one instance, a printed circuit board (pcb) assembly may comprise a substrate and an interconnect (such as a via) formed in the substrate to route an electrical signal within the pcb.
Intel Corporation


Systems and apparatus providing frequency shaping for microphone devices and methods of operation of the same


A device is provided. The device includes: a sensor adapted to receive an acoustic wave and generate an electrical signal in response to receipt of the acoustic wave; clock frequency detection circuitry adapted to receive a clock signal, detect a frequency of the clock signal and generate information representative of the frequency; and digital filter circuitry coupled to the clock frequency detection circuitry.
Invensense, Inc.


Microphone arrangement


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


Self-identifying one-way authentication method using optical signals


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


Transmission line protection using traveling waves in optical ground wire fiber


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


Relay device, relay method, and optical communication system which uses relay device


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


Pad configurations for an electronic package assembly


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


Finger vein authentication system


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

Integrated touch and force detection


This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for determining a force index associated with a touch event. One aspect of the subject matter described in this disclosure can be implemented in a touch sensor system.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.


User interface method and apparatus


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


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


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


Back side illumination image sensor with non-planar optical interface


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


Single wound current transformer impedance measurement circuit


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


Water quality sensor using positive feedback


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


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


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


Optical fiber sensor system


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


Blade restoration using shroud plating


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


Firing switch and operation


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


Electronic brake controlling the same


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


Rear view mirror simulation


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


Apparatus for artificial cardiac simulation and using the same


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


Electrode configuration for implantable modulator


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

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Implantable lead connector


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


Two electrode twelve lead ecg


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






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