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 Microphone with trimming patent thumbnailMicrophone with trimming
A microphone includes a microelectromechanical system (mems) device, an amplifier, and an attenuation apparatus. The mems device converts acoustic energy into electrical signals.
Knowles Electronics, Llc

 Lead frame-based chip carrier used in the fabrication of mems transducer packages patent thumbnailLead frame-based chip carrier used in the fabrication of mems transducer packages
Systems and methods for lead frame-based chip carriers for use with mems transducers. One embodiment provides a method for manufacturing a mems microphone package.
Robert Bosch Gmbh

 Secure audio sensor patent thumbnailSecure audio sensor
Providing security features in an audio sensor is presented herein. A micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) microphone can include an acoustic membrane that converts an acoustic signal into an electrical signal; an electronic amplifier that increases an amplitude of the electrical signal to generate an amplified signal; and switch(es) configured to prevent propagation of a direct current (dc) voltage source to the mems microphone; prevent propagation of the dc voltage source to the electronic amplifier; prevent propagation of the electrical signal to the electronic amplifier; and/or prevent propagation of the amplified signal to an external device..
Invensense, Inc.

 Flexible remote data mirroring patent thumbnailFlexible remote data mirroring
Methods, systems, and configured storage media are provided for flexible data mirroring. In particular, the invention provides many-to-one data mirroring, including mirroring from local servers running the same or different operating systems and/or file systems at two or more geographically dispersed locations.
Intellectual Ventures Ii Llc

 Fec coding identification patent thumbnailFec coding identification
The present invention is directed to data communication systems and methods. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention provide techniques for transceivers to quickly identify fec mode used in data communication.
Inphi Corporation

 Low power oscillator system patent thumbnailLow power oscillator system
In a first aspect, an oscillator is disclosed. The oscillator comprises a digital circuit; and at least one microelectromechanical system (mems) resonator.
Invensense, Inc.

 Antenna efficiency enhancement by active detuning of diversity antenna patent thumbnailAntenna efficiency enhancement by active detuning of diversity antenna
The present invention generally relates to cellular phones having multiple antennas. The invention relates to how two antennas in a diversity or mimo antenna system interact through mutual coupling.
Cavendish Kinetics, Inc.

 Microphone with electronic noise filter patent thumbnailMicrophone with electronic noise filter
An acoustic apparatus includes a microelectromechanical system (mems) device, a controlled filter coupled to the mems device, and an amplifier. The controllable filter and the amplifier are coupled together at a node.
Knowles Electronic, Llc

 Methods and systems for displaying virtual files side-by-side with non-virtual files and for instantaneous file transfer patent thumbnailMethods and systems for displaying virtual files side-by-side with non-virtual files and for instantaneous file transfer
A virtual file system architecture manages the default folders defined by the operating systems of electronic devices in a way enabling virtual files to appear to be placed side-by-side with real files stored on the physical storage of the device. Furthermore, a file transfer method and system are provided for transfer of files between two or more devices that make transferred files appear as being locally available on the receiving devices before the beginning of the transfer using the virtual file system..
Forgetbox Sas

 Data processing  smart hub devices patent thumbnailData processing smart hub devices
A first device receives a first command for performing a first functionality on at least a second device, the first functionality comprising a plurality of constituent functionalities, wherein the second device is not configured to execute the first command. The first command is translated into a plurality of sub-commands for execution by respective devices.
Google Inc.


Mems scanner

The present invention relates to a micro electro mechanical systems (mems) scanner, and more particularly, to an mems scanner for implementing stable driving while increasing a driving angle between a fixed electrode and a driving electrode using an mems process. The mems scanner comprises a lower frame, a pair of upper frames, a pair of levers, a pair of fixed electrode portions, and a driving electrode portion..
Korea Optron Corp.


Mirco-electro-mechanical system (mems) device

The invention provides a mems device. The mems device includes: a substrate; a proof mass, including at least two slots, each of the slots including an inner space and an opening, the inner space being relatively closer to a center area of the proof mass than the opening; at least two anchors located in the corresponding slots and connected to the substrate; at least two linkages located in the corresponding slots and connected to the corresponding anchors; and a multi-dimensional spring structure for assisting a multi-dimensional movement of the proof mass, the multi-dimensional spring structure surrounding a periphery of the proof mass, and connected to the substrate through the linkages and the anchors.
Richtek Technology Corporation


System and device position classification

A system and method for classifying a position of a device may include processing one or more respective signal characteristics of one or more signals indicative of device orientation to determine a position of a device relative to a user. In a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure include analyzing, over time, one or more characteristics of a first signal indicative of the alignment of a first device axis with a reference direction and one or more characteristics of a second signal indicative of the alignment of a second device axis with the known direction, and determining the position of the device based at least in part on such analysis.
Invensense, Inc.


Mems inertial sensing using acoustic waves

A mems structure includes a generating diaphragm, one or more wave channels, and one or more sensing diaphragm. A method for inertial sensing comprises driving the generating diaphragm to generate an acoustic wave, passing the acoustic wave through a channel in the mems structure to the sensing diaphragm, and measuring a relative phase of the wave at the sensing diaphragm to determine acceleration or rotation of the mems structure..


Time multiplexed electrodes in mems inertial sensors

In certain exemplary embodiments of the present invention, rather than having two or more electrodes connected to separate bond pads for making electrical connections to separate electrical circuits to perform various electrode functions (e.g., a drive electrode for performing a drive function and a sense electrode for performing a sense function as in fig. 1), a common electrode that can perform multiple electrode functions is electrically connected to a single bond pad, with the two electrical circuits connected to the single bond pad.
Analog Devices, Inc.


Microelectromechanical systems fabricated with roll to roll processing

Roll to roll processing techniques are described to produce microelectromechanical systems having releasable and moveable mechanical structures. A micro-pump that includes a pump body having compartmentalized pump chambers, with plural inlet and outlet ports and valves and plural membranes enclosing the pump chambers is described as a representative example..
Encite Llc


Mems sensor cap with multiple isolated electrodes

The cap wafer for a mems device includes multiple electrically isolated electrodes that can be bonded and electrically connected to separate electrical contacts on a mems device wafer. The electrically isolated electrodes can be used for any of a variety of functions, such as for apply a force to a movable mems structure on the mems device wafer (e.g., for driving resonance of the movable mems structure or for adjusting a resonance or sense mode of the movable mems structure) or for sensing motion of a movable mems structure on the mems device wafer.
Analog Devices, Inc.


Method and applications of thin-film membrane transfer

The disclosure relates to method and apparatus for micro-contact printing of micro-electromechanical systems (“mems”) in a solvent-free environment. The disclosed embodiments enable forming a composite membrane over a parylene layer and transferring the composite structure to a receiving structure to form one or more microcavities covered by the composite membrane.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


Microelectromechanical systems (mems) devices at different pressures

Some embodiments relate to multiple mems devices that are integrated together on a single substrate. A device substrate comprising first and second micro-electro mechanical system (mems) devices is bonded to a capping structure.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


Pre-molded mems device package having conductive column coupled to leadframe and cover

A mems lead frame package body encloses a mems device enclosed in an internal cavity formed by the mold body and cover. To accommodate a mems microphone, an acoustic aperture extends through the mold body.
Invensense, Inc.



A sensor for measuring physical parameters such as acceleration, rotation, magnetic field, comprises a substrate (13) defining a substrate plane and at least one sensing plate (11, 12) suspended above the substrate (13) for performing a movement having at least a first component in a sensing direction. The sensing direction is orthogonal to the substrate plane.
Tronics Microsystems S.a.


Wireless strain gauge/flow sensor

A flow rate sensor is provided in a wireless, leadless package. The flow rate sensor includes a mems sensor coupled to an asic and an antenna.
Stmicroelectronics, Inc.


Mems-based sensor for an aerosol delivery device

An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a housing, microelectromechanical systems-based (mems-based) sensor and microprocessor. The mems-based sensor is within the housing and configured to detect a pressure on the mems-based sensor caused by airflow through at least a portion of the housing.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


Blockage detection for a microelectromechanical systems sensor

Systems and techniques for detecting blockage associated with a microelectromechanical systems (mems) microphone of a device are presented. The device includes a mems acoustic sensor and a processor.
Invensense, Inc.


Microphone package with molded spacer

A microelectromechanical system (mems) microphone package including a mems microphone die configured to sense acoustic pressure and to generate a signal based on the acoustic pressure. An application specific integrated circuit (asic) electrically connects to the mems microphone die.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


Multi-layer composite backplate for micromechanicala microphone

A mems device. The device includes a membrane, and a reinforced backplate having a plurality of openings.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


Systems and methods for establishing a diagnostic transmission mode and communicating over the same

Upon detection of a trigger, such as the exceeding of an error threshold or the direction of a user, a diagnostic link system enters a diagnostic information transmission mode. This diagnostic information transmission mode allows for two modems to exchange diagnostic and/or test information that may not otherwise be exchangeable during normal communication.
Tq Delta, Llc


Multi-operating system input device

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of establishing a wireless connection between a data input device and a host computing device. More specifically, the embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and systems for using a single input device (e.g., keyboard, mouse, or touchpad devices) with multiple host computing devices that may be running different operating systems, and efficiently switching the data protocols used to transmit hid data between the input device and the multiple host computing devices without requiring user interaction..
Logitech Europe S.a.


Focus coordination in geographically dispersed systems

A method, system, and computer program product for focus coordination in geographically dispersed systems are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A shifting of focus to a first object present in a first view is detected at a first data processing system in a first location in the geographically dispersed plurality of data processing systems.
International Business Machines Corporation


Video multimode multimedia data communication systems

Multimode multimedia mobile wireless data communication system provides received demodulated location finder signal with a mobile device generated photo camera generated signal into a cross-correlated in-phase and quadrature-phase filtered baseband signal and modulates and transmits the cross-correlated signal. Mobile device for receiving and converting a video signal, generated in mobile device, into an ofdm video signal and providing ofdm video signal to a modulator and transmitter.


Microelectromechanical resonators

Embodiments relate to mems resonator structures and methods that enable application of a maximum available on-chip voltage. In an embodiment, a mems resonator comprises a connection between a ground potential and the gap electrode of the resonator.
Infineon Technologies Dresden Gmbh


Mems switch and manufacturing the same

A microelectromechanical systems (mems) switch includes: a signal line disposed on a substrate; a dielectric member attached to the substrate; support fixtures disposed on the substrate at opposing sides of the signal line; and a membrane having ends fixed to the support fixtures, and a protrusion-recess pattern having a corrugated structure, the membrane being configured to change a capacitance provided by the membrane and the dielectric member by being positioned adjacent to the dielectric member through a downward movement.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


Stress control during processing of a mems digital variable capacitor (dvc)

The present invention generally relates to a mems digital variable capacitor (dvc) (900) and a method for manufacture thereof. The movable plate (938) within a mems dvc should have the same stress level to ensure proper operation of the mems dvc.
Cavendish Kinetics, Inc.


Hardware-protective data processing systems and methods using an application executing in a secure domain

A data processing system supporting a secure domain and a non-secure domain comprises a hardware component, and a processor device having operating modes in the secure domain and non-secure domain, the processor device to execute a secure application in the secure domain. The hardware component has a property having a secure state.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


Access isolation for multi-operating system devices

The present application is directed to access isolation for multi-operating system devices. In general, a device may be configured using firmware to accommodate more than one operating system (os) operating concurrently on the device or to transition from one os to another.
Intel Corporation


Sloped electrode element for a torsional spatial light modulator

A method of forming a micro-electromechanical systems (mems) pixel, such as a dmd-type pixel, by depositing a photoresist spacer layer upon a substrate. The photoresist spacer layer is exposed to a grey-scale lithographic mask to shape an upper surface of the photoresist spacer layer.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


Operation/margin enhancement feature for surface-mems structure; sculpting raised address electrode

A method of forming a micro-electromechanical systems (mems) pixel, such as a dmd type pixel, by forming a substrate having a non-planar upper surface, and depositing a photoresist spacer layer upon the substrate. The spacer layer is exposed to a grey-scale lithographic mask to shape an upper surface of the spacer layer.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


Electromagnetic mems device

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward an apparatus comprising a frameless mems device with a two-dimensional (2d) mirror, in accordance with some embodiments. The apparatus may include a base and a mems device disposed on the base.
Intel Corporation


Electromagnetic mems device

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward techniques and configurations for a magnetic mems apparatus that in some instances may comprise a magnetic circuit and a mems device. The magnetic circuit may include two magnets that may be disposed on the substantially flat base and magnetized vertically to the base and in opposite directions to each other to produce a substantially horizontal magnetic field between the magnets.
Intel Corporation


3d-mems optical switch

A 3d-mems optical switch, comprising: a collimator array, a pd array, a window glass which covers the pd array and is coated with a partial reflection film, a micro-electro mechanical system (mems) micro-mirror, and a core optical switch controller connected to the pd array and the mems micro-mirror. The pd array is integrated inside the core optical switch, so that the architecture and the volume of the optical switch are simplified.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


Hvac systems and methods with improved humidity regulation

Systems, devices, and methods are presented for using a liquid desiccant to regulate a moisture content of air conditioned by a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (hvac) system. The liquid desiccant is disposed within a processing volume, which is substantially-enclosed and substantially segregates the liquid desiccant from the conditioned air.
Lennox Industries Inc.


Mems device with a capping substrate

A method for forming an integrated circuit device includes forming a dielectric layer onto a first substrate, forming a sacrificial material into a sacrificial cavity formed into the dielectric layer, forming a membrane layer over the dielectric layer and sacrificial material, releasing the sacrificial material through at least one via formed through the membrane layer, and bonding a capping substrate to the membrane layer such that a second cavity is formed, the second cavity being connected to the sacrificial cavity though a via formed into the membrane layer.. .
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


Microintegrated encapsulated mems sensor with mechanical decoupling and manufacturing process thereof

The microintegrated sensor comprises a stack formed by a sensor layer, of semiconductor material, by a cap layer, of semiconductor material, and by an insulating layer. The sensor layer and the cap layer have a respective peripheral portion surrounding a central portion, and the insulating layer extends between the peripheral portions of the sensor layer and of the cap layer.
Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.


Trapped membrane

A mems trapped membrane. The mems trapped membrane includes a first layer and a second structure.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


Step-cut gemstone

A cushioned step-cut gemstone is disclosed. The gemstone may include a crown disposed above a girdle and a pavilion disposed below the girdle.
Gemconcepts Ltd.


Method for the integration of a microelectromechanical systems (mems) microphone device with a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (cmos) device

A microelectromechanical systems (mems) package includes a mems device and an integrated circuit (ic) device connected by a through silicon via (tsv). A conductive mems structure is arranged in a dielectric layer and includes a membrane region extending across a first volume arranged in the dielectric layer.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


Micro-electro-mechanical systems (mems), apparatus, and operating methods thereof

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


Multiple coil spring mems resonator

A multiple coil spring mems resonator includes a center anchor and a resonator body including two or more coil springs extending in a spiral pattern from the center anchor to an outer closed ring. Each pair of coil springs originates from opposing points on the center anchor and extends in the spiral pattern to opposing points on the outer ring.
Micrel, Inc.


Compound spring mems resonators for frequency and timing generation

A compound spring mems resonator includes a resonator body constructed using one or more spring unit cells forming a compound spring block and one or more compound spring blocks forming the resonator body. Each compound spring block is anchored at nodal points to ensure a high quality factor.
Micrel, Inc.


Methods and systems for storefront generation

An embodiment includes a system comprising an initialization module and a platform module. The initialization module provides an initialization interface to a merchant that receives an indication from the merchant to initialize creation of a storefront application.
Ebay Inc.


Mut fingerprint id system

Mems ultrasound fingerprint id systems are provided. Aspects of the systems include the capability of detecting both epidermis and dermis fingerprint patterns in three dimensions.
The Regents Of The University Of California


Oscillator circuit, phase locked loop, and electronic device

An oscillator circuit includes a mems switch, a transistor, a buffer circuit, and an analog memory. The mems switch includes a fixed electrode and a movable electrode.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


System for wafer-level testing of mems pressure sensors

A system for testing pressure sensors on a device wafer includes a tray for holding the device wafer. The tray includes a base having a surface, a spacer extending from the surface, and a tacky material disposed on the surface.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


Film induced interface roughening and producing the same

Various embodiments provide for a method for roughening a surface of a mems device or the surface of a cmos surface. A first material can be deposited in a thin layer over a surface made of a second material.
Invensense, Inc.


Semiconductor device, display module, and electronic device

A semiconductor device includes a mems device, a first transistor that supplies a first voltage to a first electrode of the mems device, a second transistor that supplies a second voltage to the first electrode of the mems device, a third transistor that supplies a first video signal to a gate of the first transistor, a fourth transistor that supplies the first voltage to a second electrode of the mems device, a fifth transistor that supplies the second voltage to the second electrode of the mems device, and a sixth transistor that supplies a second video signal to a gate of the fourth transistor. A gate of the second transistor is connected to the gate of the fourth transistor.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


Non-symmetric arrays of mems digital variable capacitor with uniform operating characteristics

The present invention generally relates to a mems dvc. The mems dvc has an rf electrode and is formed above a cmos substrate.
Cavendish Kinetics, Inc.


Actively-controlled superhydrophobic surfaces

Active superhydrophobic surface structures are actively-controlled surface structures exhibiting a superhydrophobic state and an ordinary state. Active superhydrophobic surface structures comprise an outer elastomeric covering defining an exposed surface, a controlled group of mems (micro-electro-mechanical system) actuators at least covered by the elastomeric covering, and, a controlled region of the exposed surface corresponding to the controlled group.
The Boeing Company

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