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 Mems and/or nems dynamic pressure sensor with improved performances and microphone comprising such a sensor patent thumbnailMems and/or nems dynamic pressure sensor with improved performances and microphone comprising such a sensor
Dynamic pressure sensor of mems and/or nems type comprising a support and a rigid sensitive element anchored to the support by at least one anchoring zone, said sensitive element comprising a parallel first and a second face intended to be subjected to different pressures, said sensitive element being capable of having an out-of-plane displacement with respect to the support in a detection direction under the effect of a pressure difference, the pressure sensor also comprising a detector of a force applied to the sensitive element by the pressure difference.. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


 Acoustic device with one or more trim capacitors patent thumbnailAcoustic device with one or more trim capacitors
An acoustic device includes a substrate that has a port. The acoustic device further includes a microelectromechanical system (mems) that converts sound energy into electrical energy.
Knowles Electronics, Llc


 Mems-based speaker implementation patent thumbnailMems-based speaker implementation
A micro-electromechanical system (mems) device that comprises a substrate, support structures, functional elements and conductive paths that comprise conductive elements; wherein the functional elements are included in a plurality of functional layers, the plurality of functional layers are spaced apart from each other; wherein the support structures are configured to provide structural support to the plurality of functional layers; wherein each functional layer is coupled to a conducting interface via a conductive path that is associated with the functional layer; and wherein the support structures comprise lateral etch stop elements.. .
Dsp Group Ltd.


 Multi-layered mems speaker patent thumbnailMulti-layered mems speaker
A micro-electromechanical system (mems) device that may include a substrate, support structures and functional elements; wherein the functional elements are included in a plurality of functional layers, the plurality of functional layers are spaced apart from each other; wherein the support structures are conductive and are configured to provide structural support to the plurality of functional layers; wherein each functional element is electrically coupled to at least one of the support structures; and wherein the support structures are spaced apart from each other.. .
Dsp Group Ltd.


 Energy efficient charge reuse in driving capacitive loads patent thumbnailEnergy efficient charge reuse in driving capacitive loads
A method of charge reuse, the method may include repeating the steps of: electrically coupling a first group of capacitive loads to a second group of capacitive loads; wherein the capacitive loads of the first group and of the second group are microelectromechanical systems (mems) capacitive loads or nanoelectromechanical systems (nems) capacitive loads; charging the second group with a first charge provided from the first group; electrically disconnecting the first group from the second group; operating the second group while using the first charge; electrically coupling the first group to the second group; charging the first group with a second charge provided from the second group; electrically disconnecting the first group from the second group; and operating the first group while using the second charge.. .
Dsp Group Ltd.


 Acoustic apparatus with side port patent thumbnailAcoustic apparatus with side port
An apparatus includes a microphone and a gasket. The microphone includes a base having an inner surface and an outer surface.
Knowles Electronics, Llc


 Mems fast focus camera module patent thumbnailMems fast focus camera module
An auto focus camera module includes a camera module housing defining an aperture and an internal cavity to accommodate camera module components, an image sensor coupled to or within the housing, a lens barrel within the housing that contains an optical train including at least one movable lens disposed relative to the aperture and image sensor to focus images of scenes onto the image sensor along an optical path, and a fast focus mems actuator coupled to one or more lenses of the optical train including the at least one movable lens and configured to rapidly move said at least one movable lens relative to the image sensor to provide autofocus for the camera module in each frame of a preview or video sequence or both.. .
Digitaloptics Corporation Mems


 Multi-configuration input device patent thumbnailMulti-configuration input device
A multi-configuration input device is described. In one or more examples, an input device comprises a connection portion configured to be secured to a mobile computing device using a magnetic connection, an input portion having one or more sensors configured to generate inputs responsive to user interaction, a support portion rotationally secured to the input portion and the connection portion and effective to assume a cover configuration in which the support portion and the input portion are positioned to cover a display device of the mobile computing device, and further effective to assume a stand configuration in which the support portion and the input portion are position at an acute angle with respect to one another, and an operating system selection key operable to select from a plurality of operating systems..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


 Ferroelectric mechanical memory based on remanent displacement and method patent thumbnailFerroelectric mechanical memory based on remanent displacement and method
A ferroelectric mechanical memory structure comprising a substrate, a mems switch element movable between a first position and at least one second position, the mems switch element comprising first and second electrodes, a layer of ferroelectric material positioned between the first and second electrodes so that upon application of voltage between the first and second electrodes the mems switch element moves between the first position and the second position, and a switch contact which contacts the first electrode only when the mems switch element is in the first position, wherein the ferroelectric material is selected so that the remanent strain within the layer of ferroelectric material is controlled by the history of the voltage potential applied to the ferroelectric material by the first and second electrodes, and wherein the remanent strain is sufficient to retain the mems switch element in the first or second position upon removal of the voltage.. .
U.s. Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i


 Display device patent thumbnailDisplay device
In order to achieve a display device that can display a plurality of images and also prevents a lowering of resolution of the images displayed by emitting light in a plurality of different direction from one pixel, a display device 1000, which is a display device that can display at least two images by emitting light in at least two directions from each pixel, includes: a backlight unit 11, a first group of apertures provided on a backlight side substrate 12, a second group of apertures provided on a display side substrate 15, a mems shutter 14, and a display control unit 2. The display device 1000 can display an image for a first viewpoint p1 and an image for a second viewpoint p2 by the display control unit 2 controlling the mems shutter 14 for each pixel..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


Direct-view mems display devices and methods for generating images thereon


A direct-view display includes an array of mems light modulators and a control matrix formed on a transparent substrate, where each light modulator can be driven into at least two states, and a controller for controlling the states of each light modulator in the array. The control matrix transmits data and actuation voltages to the array.
Pixtronix, Inc.


Data storage devices, data processing systems having the same, methods of operating and methods of manufacturing the same


A scale-out device to control a group of non-volatile memory devices from among a plurality of non-volatile memory devices at a data storage device, includes a buffer and a scale-out controller. The buffer is configured to store address mapping information for the group of non-volatile memory devices, the group of non-volatile memory devices being a portion of the plurality of non-volatile memory devices at the data storage device.

Vehicle operating system using motion capture


Vehicle operating systems for operating a vehicle having a driving seat for a vehicle driver and at least one passenger seat for passengers are described. The vehicle operating system may include one or more camera devices for shooting images of hand actions of the driver or images of hand actions of a passenger, and a storage device for storing operating signals corresponding to hand actions.
Thunder Power Hong Kong Ltd.


Vehicle operating system using motion capture


Vehicle operating systems for operating a vehicle having a driving seat for a vehicle driver and at least one passenger seat for passengers are described. The vehicle operating system may include one or more camera devices for shooting images of hand actions of the driver or images of hand actions of a passenger, and a storage device for storing operating signals corresponding to hand actions.
Thunder Power Hong Kong Ltd.


Micro-electro-mechanical acceleration sensor device


A mems acceleration device for measurement of the acceleration along three axes. The device includes capacitors, which capacitance changes under the influence of an acceleration acting upon the device.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


Systems, methods and improved energy management systems with security constrained dynamic dispatch for wind power management


Embodiments provide systems, methods and apparatus for controlling an energy delivery system including providing an energy management system (ems) including a wind power management (wpm) system, the wpm system including a wpm application that includes a security constrained dynamic dispatch (scdd) application; receiving input data within the sccd application, the data including real time telemetry and dynamic unit parameters, schedule input data, and critical constraint data; validating the input data for consistency to avoid infeasibilities; pre-processing the validated input data to determine parameters including a total generation amount to be dispatched; formulating an optimization model based on the parameters and data structures storing the validated input data; executing an optimization process on the optimization model to compute a solution; post-processing the solution to determine economic basepoints; and using the determined economic basepoints in controlling operation of the energy delivery system. Numerous other aspects are provided..
Siemens Industry, Inc.


Through electrode and producing multilayer substrate using through electrode


The present invention relates to a through electrode to be mounted on a substrate having a through hole. The through electrode includes: a penetrating part that passes through the through hole; a convex bump part that is formed on at least one end of the penetrating part and is wider than the through electrode; and a metal film that has at least one layer and is formed on a surface of the convex bump part that comes in contact with the substrate.
Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.k.


Dual cavity pressure structures


Provided herein is a method including forming a trench in a handle substrate, and a trench lining is formed in the trench. A first cavity and a second cavity are formed in the handle substrate, wherein the first cavity is connected to the trench.
Invensense, Inc.


Mems isolation structures


A device may comprise a substrate formed of a first semiconductor material and a trench formed in the substrate. A second semiconductor material may be formed in the trench.
Digitaloptics Corporation Mems


Electronic device and manufacturing the same


According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a mems element provided on an underlying region, and a protection film including a first layer, a second layer provided on the first layer, and a third layer provided on the second layer, the protection film covering the mems element and forming a cavity in an inside thereof. An outer periphery of the second layer is located inside an outer periphery of the cavity, as viewed in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the underlying region..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


Fabrication suspended mems device


A microelectromechanical systems (mems) die includes a substrate having a first substrate layer, a second substrate layer, and an insulator layer interposed between the first and second substrate layers. A structure is formed in the first substrate layer and includes a platform upon which a mems device resides.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


Mems device


According to one embodiment, a mems device is disclosed. The device includes a substrate, a first electrode fixed on the substrate.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


Gemstone infused lifestyle products


Gemstone infused product to enhance beauty, evoke emotion and amplify essence of a user is disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, the gemstone infused product comprises a container containing a fluid selected from perfume/oil, fragrant, nail polish, water or lip gloss; a plurality of gemstones or combination of gemstones and simulants are placed inside the transparent container and covered by the fluid; wherein the gemstones and simulants are not pulverized, emulsified or powdered.

Invisible setting and methods for effecting same


A mounting holds a grooved gemstone invisibly to a setting. One end of the mounting has arms or extensions, reinforced by struts, to receive the gemstone and protrusions extending inwardly from the arms to fit in the grooves of the gemstone, the mounting further comprising a retainer which is inserted into the setting, and then twisted to retain the mounting in place and may lever the arms to press harder into the groove.
Grand Rainbow International Limited


System for content continuation and handoff


A content delivery system and method for use with plurality of digital multimedia data processing systems and legacy systems spanning across one or more network environments. The system and method enable users with freedom of mobility while maintaining access to the user's selected content while the user transitions from one device in one location to a different device in a difference location, substantially without interruption and without the need for user action to turn on and off these target data processing systems.

Intermediate connecting devices and electronically commutated motors for hvac systems


Intermediate connecting devices and electronically commutated (ecm) motors for hvac systems are disclosed, as well as methods for their use within the hvac systems. An interface component device coupled to a system controller and an ecm motor may be configured to receive a first and second signal, and convert the voltage across the received signals to a lower-value voltage signal compatible with the ecm motor.
Zhongshan Broad-ocean Motor Co., Ltd.


Dual substrate electrostatic mems switch with multiple hinges and manufacture


Systems and methods for forming an electrostatic mems switch include forming a movable cantilevered beam on a first substrate, forming the electrical contacts on a second substrate, and coupling the two substrates using a hermetic seal. Electrical access to the electrostatic mems switch may be made by forming vias through the thickness of the second substrate.
Innovative Micro Technology


Variable capacitance bank device


According to one embodiment, a variable capacitance bank device, including a plurality of capacitor banks for generation of a variable capacitance, the plurality of capacitor banks being connected parallel with each other. Each of the capacitor banks being constituted by serially connecting a fixed capacitor for generation of a fixed capacitance and a mems capacitor for generation of the variable capacitance.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


Distributed indexing system for data storage


A distributed indexing system spreads out the load on an index of stored data in a data storage system. Rather than maintain a single index, the distributed indexing system maintains an index in each media agent of a federated data storage system and a master index that points to the index in each media agent.
Commvault Systems, Inc.


Cement integrity sensors and methods of manufacture and use thereof


The invention encompasses systems and methods for detecting and/or monitoring the integrity and/or condition of cement, structures incorporating cement including, for example, highways, bridges, buildings, and wellbores using nano-electro-mechanical system (nems)-based and/or micro-electro-mechanical system (mems)-based data sensors. The disclosure further encompasses systems and methods of monitoring the integrity and performance of a structure and the surrounding formation of structure through the life of the structure using nems/mems-based data sensors..
Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies Inc.


Monolithic mems platform for integrated pressure, temperature, and gas sensor


The present disclosure is directed to a monolithic mems (micro-electromechanical system) platform having a temperature sensor, a pressure sensor and a gas sensor, and an associated method of formation. In some embodiments, the mems platform includes a semiconductor substrate having one or more transistor devices and a temperature sensor.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


Sensor and sensor system


According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a substrate, a first memo element provided on the substrate, a cap layer providing a cavity for accommodating the first mems element, and a second mems element for monitoring a pressure in the cavity, the second mems element being provided on the substrate in the cavity.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


Mems sensor for measuring z-axis angular rate


A micromechanical sensor for measuring z-axis angular rate includes a substrate defining a substrate plane and a z-axis perpendicular to the substrate plane. A first vibratory structure has a first shuttle-mass and a first proof-mass coupled to the first shuttle-mass by a first sense-mode spring.
Tronics Microsystems S.a.


Micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) structures and design structures


Micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) structures, methods of manufacture and design structures are disclosed. The method includes forming a micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) beam structure by venting both tungsten material and silicon material above and below the mems beam to form an upper cavity above the mems beam and a lower cavity structure below the mems beam..
International Business Machines Corporation


Mems device and fabrication method


Mems devices and methods for forming the same are provided. A first metal interconnect structure is formed on a first semiconductor substrate to connect to a cmos control circuit in the first semiconductor substrate.
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (shangha) Corporation


Micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) structures and design structures


Micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) structures, methods of manufacture and design structures are disclosed. The method includes forming a micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) beam structure by venting both tungsten material and silicon material above and below the mems beam to form an upper cavity above the mems beam and a lower cavity structure below the mems beam..
International Business Machines Corporation


Micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) structures and design structures


Micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) structures, methods of manufacture and design structures are disclosed. The method includes forming a micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) beam structure by venting both tungsten material and silicon material above and below the mems beam to form an upper cavity above the mems beam and a lower cavity structure below the mems beam..
International Business Machines Corporation


Microelectromechanical structure and device


A mems structure that provides an improved way to selectively control electromechanical properties of a mems device with an applied voltage. The mems structure includes a capacitor element that comprises at least one stator element, and at least one rotor element suspended for motion parallel to a first direction in relation to the stator element.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


Mems transducer and manufacturing the same


A mems transducer includes a first substrate and a second substrate facing the first substrate. The first substrate includes a piezoelectric diaphragm and a conductive contact structure.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


Mems acoustic sensor comprising a non-perimeter flexible member


A micro electro-mechanical system (mems) acoustic sensor is disclosed. The acoustic sensor comprises a backplate and a diaphragm.
Invensense, Inc.


Mems device, liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting apparatus


A mems device includes a protective substrate on which is mounted a driving circuit that drives a piezoelectric actuator and on which is formed an interconnect pattern electrically connected to the driving circuit, and a sealing substrate that includes a first opening and that is bonded to the protective substrate using an adhesive so that part of the interconnect pattern is located between the protective substrate and the sealing substrate. The interconnect pattern includes a connection portion that extends from a bonding region where the protective substrate and the sealing substrate are bonded by the adhesive to the first opening, and that has a connection region electrically connected to the driving circuit.
Seiko Epson Corporation


Particle manipulation system with out-of-plane channel and focusing element


A particle manipulation system uses a mems-based, microfabricated particle manipulation device which has an inlet channel, output channels, and a movable member formed on a substrate. The movable member moves parallel to the fabrication plane, as does fluid flowing in the inlet channel.
Owl Biomedical, Inc.


Portable recorder


The portable sound recorder (1) according to the invention comprises a) a plurality of microphones (1a-f) arranged for picking up voices or sounds from an external environment; b) a protective outer shell (10) that encloses: b.1) a logic unit (2) programmed or in any case arranged for processing the electrical or opto-electronic signals emitted by the plurality of microphones improving the quality of the sounds recorded; b.2) a mass memory (4) arranged for memorising and store/conserve the sounds picked up by the plurality of microphones; b.3) an electric power supply (6) that supplies the logic unit and the mass memory; and where the plurality of microphones comprises at least three microphones of the micro-electromechanical system (mems) type. The recorder is suitable for semi-professional use, is very small in size, can very faithfully reproduce atmosphere and directionality effects, is suitable for example for making cinematographic recordings or recordings of natural phenomena, live concerts or other music or sports events and press conferences..

Semiconductor integrated device for acoustic applications with contamination protection element, and manufacturing method thereof


A semiconductor integrated device, comprising: a package defining an internal space and having an acoustic-access opening in acoustic communication with an environment external to the package; a mems acoustic transducer, housed in the internal space and provided with an acoustic chamber facing the acoustic-access opening; and a filtering module, which is designed to inhibit passage of contaminating particles having dimensions larger than a filtering dimension and is set between the mems acoustic transducer and the acoustic-access opening. The filtering module defines at least one direct acoustic path between the acoustic-access opening and the acoustic chamber..
Stmicroelectronics (malta) Ltd


Single and multi-modulator projector systems with global dimming


Projector display systems comprising a light dimmer and first modulator are disclosed. The light dimmer may comprise an adjustable iris, adjustable light sources and/or lcd stack that is capable of lowering the luminance of the light source illuminated the first modulator.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


Multi-modem communication using virtual identity modules


Communication apparatus includes an interface to a plurality of wireless modems and bonding circuitry, which is configured to receive multiple virtual identities in the apparatus, to load respective ones of the received virtual identities into one or more of the wireless modems, and to communicate over the air by simultaneously transmitting or receiving a data stream over at least the two or more of the wireless modems. Systems and methods for such communication are provided, as well..
Liveu Ltd.


Emulating shellcode attacks


A system includes one or more “botmagnet” modules that are exposed to infection by malicious code. The botmagnets may include one or more virtual machines hosing operating systems in which malicious code may be installed and executed without exposing sensitive data or other parts of a network.
Attivo Networks Inc.


Protecting data owned by an operating system in a multi-operating system mobile environment


An approach is provided for protecting data owned by an operating system on a mobile computing device having multiple operating systems. A map specifying protected data regions for the operating systems is generated.
International Business Machines Corporation


Method and system for offline scanning of computing devices


To prepare computing devices (e.g., running windows nt-based operating systems) for offline scanning, without the need for removable media, such as cds and usb devices, and for users to modify the bios settings, parameters regarding a protected-mode operating system and the computing device are collected and verified while the protected-mode operating system is running on the computing device. A kernel of an alternate operating system (e.g., a linux operating system) can be mapped to the memory of the device, shutdown of the protected-mode operating system can be initiated, a system environment for the alternate operating system kernel can be prepared, and control of the computing device can be transferred or passed to the alternate operating system kernel..
Avg Netherlands B.v.


Memory management


A method of operation of a host data processing system which provides a virtual operating environment for one or more guest data processing systems comprises: initiating a transaction for translation of a guest system memory address to a host system physical address in response to a transaction request from a device overseen by a guest system for access to system memory at that guest system memory address; storing identification information relating to that transaction including at least data identifying device which requested the transaction; detecting a translation error condition in respect of that transaction; and handling a detected error condition by: (i) providing information indicative of the translation error condition to the guest system overseeing the device which requested the transaction; (ii) receiving a command from the guest system in respect of that transaction, the command from the guest system comprising information identifying the device which requested the transaction; and (iii) validating the received command for execution, by comparing the stored identification information for that transaction with at least the identity of the device identified by the command.. .
Arm Limited


Memory management


A method of operation of a host data processing system which provides a virtual operating environment for one or more guest data processing systems comprises: initiating a transaction for translation of a guest system memory address to a host system physical address in response to a transaction request from a device overseen by a guest system for access to system memory according to that guest system memory address; storing identification information relating to each transaction including at least data identifying the device which requested the transaction; for a stalled transaction, being a transaction incurring an error condition which is potentially resolvable by the guest system overseeing the device which requested the transaction: (i) storing identification information relating to that transaction including at least data identifying the device which requested the transaction; (ii) providing information indicative of the translation error condition to the guest system overseeing the device which requested the transaction; and (iii) deferring continued handling of the stalled transaction until a subsequent command is received from that guest system relating to the stalled transaction; detecting initiation of a closure process relating to a guest system; and in response to initiation of the closure process, initiating cancellation of any currently stalled transactions for devices overseen by that guest system for which a command has not yet been received from that guest system.. .
Arm Limited


Touch panel and electronic device


To provide a touch panel with reduced disturbance of display and with improved mechanical strength by suppressing variation in the space between a pair of substrates which form the touch panel even when in contact with an object to be detected. A pixel portion including a plurality of pixels is provided between a pair of substrates.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


Methods and multi-touch tactile touch panel actuator mechanisms


A method and apparatus of actuator mechanisms for a multi-touch tactile touch panel are disclosed. The tactile touch panel includes an electrical insulated layer and a tactile layer.
Immersion Corporation


Distributed mems devices synchronization methods and apparatus


A method is provided for time synchronization in a mems (microelectromecahnical system) based system having a mems processor and a plurality of mems devices. In a specific embodiment, the method includes, in the mems processor, transmitting a synchronization signal to the plurality of mems devices and saving a local time upon transmitting the synchronization signal.
Mcube Inc.


Automatically balancing register for hvac systems


Distributed nodes, such as intelligent register controllers, of a heating, ventilating and/or air conditioning (hvac) system wirelessly communicate with each other on a peer-to-peer basis, forming a network, and collectively control the hvac system, without a central controller. The intelligent register controllers collectively control the amount of conditioned air introduced into each region.
Zoner Llc


High density multi-fiber bundle and alignment for fiber optic interconnection applications


For device application such as fiber optics splitters, mems, and optical switches, a single bundle is aligned and attached to the chip.. .

3d-mems optical switch


A 3d-mems optical switch is disclosed. In an embodiment, the 3d-mems optical switch includes a collimator array, a pd array, a wedge prism, a light-splitting triangular prism, a micro-electro-mechanical system mems micro-mirror, and a core optical switch controller that is connected to the pd array and the mems micro-mirror.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


Material property measurements using multiple frequency atomic force microscopy


Apparatus and techniques for extracting information carried in higher eigenmodes or harmonics of an oscillating cantilever or other oscillating sensors in atomic force microscopy and related mems work are described. Similar apparatus and techniques for extracting information using contact resonance with multiple excitation signals are also described..
Oxford Instruments Afm Inc.


Mems sensor offset compensation with strain gauge


An example system comprises a microelectromechanical system (mems) sensor, a strain gauge, and a strain compensation circuit. The mems sensor is operable to generate a sensor output signal that corresponds to a sensed condition (e.g., acceleration, orientation, and/or pressure).
Invensense, Inc.


Mems device


According to one embodiment, a mems device includes a mems element including a movable portion and provided on a substrate, a first protective film provided above the substrate and the mems element while shaping a cavity to accommodate the mems element, a sealing layer configured to cover the first protective film and a second protective film provided on the sealing layer. An outer end of the protective film is located on an outer side of an end of the cavity on the substrate, and the ratio between distance a defined from the outer end of the sealing layer to the end of the cavity and thickness b of the first protective film, b/a, is set in a range of 0.25 to 0.52..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


Method of fabricating mems devices using plasma etching and device therefor


A method for fabricating a mems sensor device. The method can include providing a substrate, forming an ic layer overlying the substrate, forming an oxide layer overlying the ic layer, forming a metal layer coupled to the ic layer through the oxide layer, forming a mems layer having a pair of designated sense electrode portions and a designated proof mass portion overlying the oxide layer, forming a via structure within each of the designated sense electrode portions, and etching the mems layer to form a pair of sense electrodes and a proof mass from the designated sense electrode portions and proof mass portions, respectively.
Mcube Inc.


Electromechanical system substrate attachment for reduced thermal deformation


A mems switch includes a substrate and a switch structure formed on the substrate, with the switch structure further including a conductive contact formed on the substrate, a self-compensating anchor structure coupled to the substrate, and a beam comprising a first end and a second end, the beam integrated with the self-compensating anchor structure at the first end and extending out orthogonally from the self-compensating anchor structure and suspended over the substrate such that the second end comprises a cantilevered portion positioned above the conductive contact. The cantilevered portion of the beam undergoes deformation during periods of strain mismatch between the substrate and the switch structure so as to have a takeoff angle relative to the substrate, and the self-compensating anchor structure directs a portion of the strain mismatch orthogonally to the cantilevered portion so as to warp the anchor and compensate for the takeoff angle of the cantilevered portion..
General Electric Company


Micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) and related actuator bumps, methods of manufacture and design structures


Micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) structures, methods of manufacture and design structures are provided. The method of forming a mems structure includes forming fixed actuator electrodes and a contact point on a substrate.
International Business Machines Corporation


Micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) and related actuator bumps, methods of manufacture and design structures


Micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) structures, methods of manufacture and design structures are provided. The method of forming a mems structure includes forming fixed actuator electrodes and a contact point on a substrate.
International Business Machines Corporation


Surgical instruments including mems devices


Surgical instruments are disclosed that are couplable to or have an end effector or a disposable loading unit with an end effector, and at least one micro-electromechanical system (mems) device operatively connected to the surgical instrument for at least one of sensing a condition, measuring a parameter and controlling the condition and/or parameter.. .
Covidien Lp


Smart electronic vaporizer


The design and structure as well as the control scheme of a smart electronic vaporizer device having a micro-machined (a.k.a. Mems, micro electro mechanical systems) mass flow sensor and control electronics that provide the vaporizing process in proportional to the user inhalation flowrate or strength for the best simulation of the experience for traditional cigarette.
Wisenstech Inc.


Dc track lighting systems control


This invention generally relates to control of dc track lighting systems. The proposed solution implements a control system for a dc track lighting system based on the use of near-field rf technologies such as nfc.
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.


Network assisted bonding


A device is provided for facilitating a media transmission over a wireless network. The device may control and manage a plurality of first wireless modems on a first end node side.
Liveu Ltd.


Mems process and device


A method of fabricating a micro-electrical-mechanical system (mems) transducer comprises the steps of forming a membrane on a substrate, and forming a back-volume in the substrate. The step of forming a back-volume in the substrate comprises the steps of forming a first back-volume portion and a second back-volume portion, the first back-volume portion being separated from the second back-volume portion by a step in a sidewall of the back-volume.
Cirrus Logic International Semiconductor Ltd.


Methods and devices for detecting open and/or shorts circuits in mems micro-mirror devices


According to the present invention there is provided methods and devices for detecting open and/or short circuits in mems micro-mirror devices, which use relative comparisons of voltage levels within the mems micro-mirror devices for detecting the occurrence of open and/or short circuits.. .
Intel Corporation


Metadata-driven workflows and integration with genomic data processing systems and techniques


Systems, methods and computer program products configured to provide and perform metadata-based workflow management are disclosed. The inventive subject matter includes a computer readable storage medium having computer readable program instructions embodied therewith.
International Business Machines Corporation


Method of communicating with peripheral device in electronic device on which plurality of operating systems are driven, and the electronic device


A method of communicating with a peripheral device in a host operating system (os) and a guest os installed on an electronic device includes: receiving, by the host os, first data from the guest os; determining, by the host os, whether to switch from a first communication link to a second communication link to transmit and receive data between the electronic device and the peripheral device; packetizing, by the host os, the first data based on the determination; and transmitting the packetized data to the peripheral device.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Device and running multiple operating systems


A device configured to execute a plurality of operating systems, including a display configured to display a screen corresponding to an active operating system among the plurality of operating systems; and a controller configured to control the display to display an operation screen of the active operating system on the display when the active operating system is activated and to display an operation screen of a secondary operating system on the display when the device receives a user input according to a predetermined interface for switching from the active operating system to the secondary operating system.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Micro-electromechanical system (mems) carrier


A micro-electromechanical system (mems) carrier formed by a typical surface micro-machining and bulk micro-machining process on a silicon substrate, having a frame, a movable carrier element, a conductive coil, two return springs and a pair of permanent magnets. The movable carrier element is formed within the frame and movable along a path, the conductive coil is formed on or embedded in the movable carrier element.
Globalmems Taiwan Corporation Limited


Apparatus and forming a mems device with etch channels


A method of fabricating a mems device provides a device substrate, forms a plurality of trenches in/on the substrate, and forms a sacrificial material on the substrate (e.g., growing or depositing the sacrificial material) to form a plurality of etch channels. Each trench defines one etch channel, and each etch channel forms an interior configured to channel etchant.
Analog Devices, Inc.


Mems affinity sensor for continuous monitoring of analytes


Techniques for monitoring a target analyte in a sample using a polymer capable of binding to the target analyte are disclosed. An implantable monitor useful for the disclosed techniques includes a microdevice coupled with a wireless interface.
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York


Memory module with volatile and non-volatile storage arrays


A memory module is responsive to control signaling for a random access memory (ram) module, and performs translation of received memory addresses so that it can map a relatively small address space of an operating system to a larger physical address space of its storage arrays. The memory module can therefore be employed in systems requiring a large amount of memory, such as systems using many processors, without requiring specialized operating systems for addressing the larger physical address space..
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.


Mems thermal flow sensor with compensation for fluid composition


The present invention provides a mems thermal flow sensor or meter for measuring the flow rate of a fluid without need for calibration of the flow sensor for that particular fluid. A response curve is determined by plotting the sensor output voltage against the volume flow rate divided by fluid thermal diffusivity for a calibration fluid of known thermal diffusivity, and storing response curve data in memory.
Memsic, Inc.


Efficient fan controller


Apparatus and methods for efficient hvac fan control. The apparatus includes an efficient fan controller for direct-expansion air conditioning and gas furnace, heat pump, electric resistance, and hydronic heating systems.

Multi-pressure mems package


The present disclosure relates to a microelectromechanical systems (mems) package having two mems devices with different pressures, and an associated method of formation. In some embodiments, the (mems) package includes a device substrate and a cap substrate bonded together.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


Mems cavity substrate


In accordance with an example embodiment of this disclosure, a micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) device comprises a substrate, a cmos die, and a mems die, each of which comprises a top side and a bottom side. The bottom side of the cmos die is coupled to the top side of the substrate, and the mems die is coupled to the top side of the cmos die, and there is a cavity positioned between the cmos die and the substrate.
Invensense, Inc.


Integrated mems device


An integrated mems device is provided. The integrated mems device comprises a circuit chip and a device chip.
Asia Pacific Microsystems, Inc.


Planar cavity mems and related structures, methods of manufacture and design structures


A method of forming a micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) includes forming a lower electrode on a first insulator layer within a cavity of the mems. The method further includes forming an upper electrode over another insulator material on top of the lower electrode which is at least partially in contact with the lower electrode.
International Business Machines Corporation


Monolithic complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (cmos) - integrated silicon microphone


Some embodiments relate to a manufacturing process that combines a mems capacitor of a microelectromechanical systems (mems) microphone and an integrated circuit (ic) onto a single substrate. A dielectric is formed over a device substrate.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


Mems microphone and forming the same


A micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) microphone and a method for forming the same are provided. The method includes: providing a first substrate including a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other; providing a second substrate including a third surface and a fourth surface opposite to each other; bonding the first surface of the first substrate and the third surface of the second substrate to each other; removing a second base of the second substrate to form a fifth surface opposite to the third surface of the second substrate; forming a cavity between the first substrate and the sensitive region of the second substrate; and forming a first conductive plug from the side of the fifth surface of the second substrate, with the first conductive plug passing through to at least one of the conductive layers..
Memsen Electronics Inc


Top port multi-part surface mount silicon condenser microphone


A surface mount package for a micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) microphone die is disclosed. The surface mount package features a substrate with metal pads for surface mounting the package to a device's printed circuit board and for making electrical connections between the microphone package and the device's circuit board.
Knowles Electronics, Llc


Method for enhancing security in distributed systems


A method and system secures an encryption key for utilization on a secured network by receiving, at a trusted node, an encryption key request from a requesting node, the encryption key request including a public encryption key of a public/private encryption key pair associated with the requesting node; determining, at the trusted node, if the requesting node has previously supplied enough virtual currency to support the request; choosing an encryption key for distributing to the requesting node when it is determined the requesting node has enough virtual currency; encrypting the chosen encryption key with the public encryption key of a public/private encryption key pair associated with the requesting node; and sending the encrypted encryption key to the requesting node.. .
Xerox Corporation


Reverse-direction tap (rdt), remote diagnostic management tool (rdmt), and analyses using the rdt and the rdmt


A coaxial cable tap comprises a housing, and a faceplate coupled to the housing. The faceplate comprises a first directional tap port, and a diagnostic reverse (dr) port configured to receive a first upstream signal originating downstream from the coaxial cable tap, and inject a downstream test signal in a downstream direction.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


Single insertion trimming of highly accurate reference oscillators


A highly integrated monolithic self-compensated oscillator (sco) with high frequency stability versus temperature variations is described, together with a cost effective single insertion point trimming (spt) algorithm. The spt is utilized to adjust the phase and frequency of the sco to meet frequency stability versus temperature and frequency accuracy requirements for a reference clock.
Si-ware Systems


Sensor data acquisition system with integrated power management


A microelectromechanical systems (mems) sensor with an integrated power management system that performs analog to digital conversion of weak signals is provided. The mems sensor can include a switching regulator that steps a supply voltage down to a voltage appropriate for an analog to digital converter (a/d converter).
Invensense, Inc.


Apparatus and high voltage i/o electro-static discharge protection


An electronics chip includes a charge pump and at least one high voltage (hv) electro-static discharge (esd) module. The charge pump is configured to provide a predetermined voltage across a microphone.
Knowles Electronics, Llc






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