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04/07/16
20160099666 
 Method and means for detecting motor rotation patent thumbnailMethod and means for detecting motor rotation
Apparatus features a microcontroller configured to: receive signaling containing information about a measured change of a magnetic field created by a magnetic circuit driving a motor; and determine corresponding signaling containing information about the speed of rotation of the motor, based upon the signaling received. The microcontroller provides control signaling containing information to control the operation of the motor, including where the motor control is used to control the flow of fluids from a pump.
Flow Control Llc.


04/07/16
20160099608 
 Power adapter with built-in battery and power storage and supply method thereof patent thumbnailPower adapter with built-in battery and power storage and supply method thereof
A power storage and supply method for a power adapter includes determining whether the power adapter is connected to an external power source; if yes, further determining whether the power adapter is connected to an electronic device; if yes, selecting to charge the electronic device or a battery module built in the power adapter; determining whether a physical quantity of the power adapter reaches a first reference value; and, if yes, selecting to charge the electronic device and/or the battery module. The power adapter includes a microcontroller that uses the physical quantity of the power adapter to determine charging sequence, so that the power adapter is not interfered and limited by incompatible device signal control and can be directly used to charge any electronic device while automatically switching among different charging operation states to complete charging of the electronic device and the built-in battery module in increased charging efficiency..
Jatbok Technology Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098695 
 Electronic container vending payment control system patent thumbnailElectronic container vending payment control system
A payment system for vending containers is provided. The system includes an electronic payment interface accessible by a user and proximate to a container vending machine, comprising an input means, an output means, and a payment module.
Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.s. Llc


04/07/16
20160098694 
 Electronic container vending payment control method patent thumbnailElectronic container vending payment control method
A payment method for vending containers is provided. The method includes providing an electronic payment interface accessible by a user and proximate to a container vending machine, comprising an input means, an output means, and a payment module the input means comprising an electronic interface to an electronic container inventory means, an electronic selection means, at least one of a magnetic card payment interface and an nfc payment interface.
Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.s. Llc


04/07/16
20160098335 
 Method for automatic decommissioning of network participants patent thumbnailMethod for automatic decommissioning of network participants
Disclosed is a memory device in which the state of the memory may be set by a mechanical action, with or without mains power present. The memory state may be detected by a microcontroller.
Google Inc.


04/07/16
20160098077 
 Electronic control unit patent thumbnailElectronic control unit
An electronic control unit includes a microcomputer, a monitoring unit, a clock-generating oscillator circuit, a first power circuit supplying power to the microcomputer, and a second power circuit supplying power to the monitor microcomputer. The first power circuit includes a first switching power source including a first transistor and a first series power source including a second transistor.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


04/07/16
20160097801 
 Systems and methods for connectors with insertion counters patent thumbnailSystems and methods for connectors with insertion counters
Systems and methods for connectors with insertion counters are provided. In one embodiment, a connector comprises: an interface configured to interface with a corresponding interface of a port to communicate signals between the port and a cable attached to the connector; at least one switch configured to change from a first state to a second state when the connector is inserted into the port; and a microcontroller configured to record insertion events, wherein the microcontroller increments an insertion count stored within the microcontroller when the at least one switch transitions from the first state to the second state..
Adc Telecommunications, Inc.


04/07/16
20160097269 
 Smart frac plug system and method patent thumbnailSmart frac plug system and method
A frac plug system for use at the end of well drill string in a fractured underground formation, includes an elongated mandrel body, wherein the front portion of said elongated mandrel body includes a nose cone, the rear of said elongated mandrel body includes a mandrel head and the mid-portion of said elongated mandrel body includes a sealing assembly; a set of sensors positioned on said nose cone, said set of sensors being selected from a group including: temperature sensors, pressure sensors, ph sensors and fluid composition sensors; a battery operated microcontroller located within said mandrel body, said battery operated microcontroller constructed and arranged to periodically read the data output of said set of sensors and store said data from said set of sensors; a transmitter electrically connected to said battery operated microcontroller, said transmitter constructed and arranged to transmit said stored data from said set of sensors to a receiver when said receiver is in receiving range of said transmitter, said receiver constructed and arranged to write said transmitted stored data to an electronic memory; and whereby when said data from said set of sensors may be retrieved from said electronic memory.. .

04/07/16
20160097249 
 Flow switch algorithm for pulser driver patent thumbnailFlow switch algorithm for pulser driver
A pulser driver assembly of a measurement-while-drilling tool that includes an improved flow switch is disclosed. The flow switch uses multiple accelerometers of different types that measure acceleration changes in a system.
Reme, L.l.c.


04/07/16
20160096027 
 Wireless delivery of transcutaneaous electrical nerve stimulation (tens) treatments patent thumbnailWireless delivery of transcutaneaous electrical nerve stimulation (tens) treatments
A method and system for performing transcutaneaous electrical nerve stimulation (tens) via a portable mobile device. The tens system includes a wireless radio, a microcontroller, and a switch.

03/31/16
20160095187 

On line automatic detection of the time phase of the threshold voltage of a lighting load and its application in lighting management


The present disclosure discloses a method based on microcontroller circuit and software codes to on line automatically detect the time phase of the threshold voltage of a lighting load in each ac half-cycle. This automatic detection capability enables a dimmer circuit of a lighting apparatus to establish a dimmer working range from the self-detected time phase of threshold voltage of the lighting load.

03/31/16
20160094350 

Automatic power budget management for power-over-ethernet apparatus


A power-over-ethernet (poe) apparatus is provided with pse controllers that are cooperable to manage a global power budget of the poe apparatus automatically. Information indicative of the global power budget is conveyed to a group of pse controllers.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


03/31/16
20160094000 

Termination system with communication device


A termination system includes an applicator and a communication device mounted to the applicator. The application has a ram that is movable towards and away from a stationary anvil along a crimp stroke.
Tyco Electronics Corporation


03/31/16
20160093187 

Sound and temperature sensors for environmental anomaly detection


The sound wave and temperature sensor of the present disclosure can be used for detecting whether a fire accident occurs within a specific area without risking altering or damaging existing sensors, and can be a part of an intelligent home security system. One aspect is to provide an integrated sound wave and temperature sensor that can efficiently work together with the existing sensors.
Mivalife Mobile Technology, Inc.


03/31/16
20160089702 

Method of cleaning a food or beverage dispenser


A food and beverage dispenser for dispensing food and beverage products may have a clean in place (cip) system that functions with minimal to no operator interface and disassembly. The dispenser may include one or more product barrels and an ingredient supply refrigerator.
Fbd Partnership, Lp


03/31/16
20160089612 

Distributed system of autonomously controlled mobile agents


A system includes a drivable surface that includes location encoding markings. A mobile agent is provided that includes a drive motor, an imaging system for taking images of the markings, a vehicle wireless transceiver, and a microcontroller operatively coupled to the motor, the imaging system, and the vehicle wireless transceiver.
Anki, Inc.


03/24/16
20160088711 

Adaptable lighting system


The present disclosure relates to an adaptable lighting system and a method for adaptive illumination. An example adaptable lighting system comprises an image sensor configured to acquire environmental information associated with a plurality of predetermined regions; a microcontroller configured to calculate an illumination algorithm based on the acquired environmental information, and to generate an adjustment command based on the calculation; and one or more lighting units configured to receive the adjustment command, and to adjust lighting output in accordance with the received adjustment command.
Systech Electronics Limited


03/24/16
20160087621 

Integrated magnetic field sensor-controlled switch devices


Embodiments relate to integrated magnetic field sensor-controlled switch devices, such as transistors, current sources, and power switches, among others. In an embodiment, a magnetic switch and a load switch are integrated in a single integrated circuit device.
Infineon Technologies Ag


03/24/16
20160085710 

Reconfigurable modular computing device


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


03/24/16
20160085553 

Multi-processor command management in electronic components with multiple microcontrollers


In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes executing firmware including a command list configured to maintain commands executable by a host processor of a field-programmable unit. One or more of the commands define communications between the host processor and one or more back-end processors of the field-replaceable unit.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/24/16
20160085552 

Multi-processor command management in electronic components with multiple microcontrollers


In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes executing firmware including a command list configured to maintain commands executable by a host processor of a field-programmable unit. One or more of the commands define communications between the host processor and one or more back-end processors of the field-replaceable unit.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/24/16
20160084897 

Method and circuit for assessing pulse-width-modulated signals


A method of assessing a pulse-width-modulated signal in which the pulse-width-modulated signal to be assessed is applied to a first input of a microcontroller and a signal, that depends on the pulse-width-modulated signal being assessed, is applied to a second input of the microcontroller for assessment. The pulse-width-modulated signal being assessed is applied to a voltage divider to produce the signal that depends on the same.
Zf Friedrichshafen Ag


03/24/16
20160084696 

Smart electronic float, integrating mobile personal fishing information, and computer program product


A smart electronic float includes: an accelerometer, sensing a movement distance, a movement velocity, movement power, and a sinking gravity of the smart electronic float in water, to produce a corresponding plurality of pieces of float movement data; a microcontroller, receiving the float movement data sensed by the accelerometer; a first wireless communications device, where the microcontroller transmits the float movement data to an electronic device through the first wireless communications device, and receives a light-emitting diode (led) on/off signal from the electronic device; and an led, where on/off of the led is controlled by the microcontroller according to the led on/off signal.. .
Insyde Software Corp.


03/17/16
20160081161 

System, method, and self-adaptive scheduled lighting control


A lighting control device is provided which includes a microcontroller, at least one wireless transceiver, at least one dimmer, one or more lighting terminals powered by the at least one dimmer, at least one environmental sensor, and at least one input device. In operation, the microcontroller obtains environmental data from the at least one environmental sensor, obtains input data from the at least one input device, transmits the environmental data and the input data to an external server, obtains a lighting operating schedule based on the environmental data and the input data from the external server, and executes the lighting operating schedule from the external server by controlling one or more smart bulbs via the at least one wireless transceiver and controlling the electrical current output to lighting terminals..

03/17/16
20160079781 

Key ring attachable mobile phone power and control device


A portable power source and control device for a smart phone or tablet is releasably attachable to a user's key ring or key chain and sized to be carried in a pocket or purse. The device has an internal rechargeable battery to provide emergency power for operating the user's phone, usb connectors for connection a power source and the phone, an internal microcontroller, and a bluetooth® wireless communicator.
Go Devices Limited


03/17/16
20160077834 

Execution flow protection in microcontrollers


An execution flow protection module (30) for a microcontroller (10) with a memory (24) and a microprocessor (20) is described. The module (30) is configured to monitor the memory (24) access of the microcontroller (10) to identify instructions fetched by the microcontroller (10) from the memory (24) for execution by the microprocessor (20).
Nxp B.v.


03/17/16
20160076913 

Path measurement a magnetic sensor and sensor


A method of path measurement uses eddy current principles and a sensor which interacts with a measuring object. The sensor has an electrical connector and a sensor coil.
Methode Electronics Malta Ltd.


03/17/16
20160076506 

Ignition system for light-duty combustion engine


In at least some implementations, an ignition system for a light-duty combustion engine includes a charge winding, a microcontroller and a power supply sub-circuit. The sub-circuit is coupled to both the charge winding and the microcontroller and includes a first power supply switch, a power supply capacitor and a power supply zener.
Walbro Engino Management, L.l.c.


03/17/16
20160076193 

Intelligent electronic system for previously sensing the dryness condition of a textile clothes load in an automatic electronic clothes dryer machine


An intelligent electronic system for previously sensing the dryness condition of a textile clothes load applicable to an automatic electronic clothes dryer machine is disclosed, which comprises: an electronic integrated circuit of the microcontroller type located in a dryer machine, wherein said microcontroller receives and processes signals coming from a plurality of temperature sensing means and from humidity sensing means in order to make decisions and to inform the dryer machine what action it must execute; as well as a method for previously sensing the dryness condition of a textile clothes load applicable to any automatic electronic clothes dryer machine for home use, wherein said method comprises the steps of: (a) collecting information about air temperature at the drum's outlet and inlet, as well as information on the humidity conditions of the textile clothes load; (b) with the information collected in step a) above determining whether the dryer machine is cold or warm; (c) letting a first period of time to elapse during which measuring of air temperature conditions of the drum's outlet and inlet as well as humidity conditions of said textile clothes load continues; (d) checking whether or not said conduit is obstructed; (e) letting a second period of time to elapse during which measuring of air temperature conditions of the drum's outlet and inlet as well as humidity conditions of said textile clothes load continues; (f) determining whether the textile clothes load is small or large; (g) determining whether the textile clothes load is small or large; and, (h) checking whether or not the large or small textile clothes load is dry, by comparing the humidity conditions of said small or large load against a preset parameter.. .
Mabe, S.a. De C.v.


03/17/16
20160075297 

Capacitive sensing device


A capacitive sensing device comprises an antenna electrode for emitting an alternating electric field in response to an alternating voltage caused in the antenna electrode and a control and evaluation circuit configured to maintain the alternating voltage equal to an alternating reference voltage by injecting a current into the antenna electrode and to measure the current. The control and evaluation circuit includes a microcontroller with a digital output for providing a digital signal and a low-pass filter operatively connected to the digital output for generating the alternating reference voltage by low-pass-filtering the digital signal..
Iee International Electronics & Engineering S.a.


03/17/16
20160074657 

Head-wearing wireless control transcranial electrical stimulation device


A head-wearing wireless control transcranial electrical stimulation device includes a head-wearing part and a remote control part. An integrated circuit board is arranged within a cavity of a first end of the head-wearing part.
Advance Electronic And Medical Industries Company Limited


03/17/16
20160073878 

Eye imaging apparatus and systems


Various embodiments of an eye imaging apparatus are disclosed. In some embodiments, the eye imaging apparatus may comprise a light source, an image sensor, a hand-held computing device, and an adaptation module.

03/17/16
20160073877 

Eye imaging apparatus and systems


Various embodiments of an eye imaging apparatus are disclosed. In some embodiments, the eye imaging apparatus may comprise a light source, an image sensor, a hand-held computing device, and an adaptation module.

03/10/16
20160072628 

Systems and methods for managing cryptographic keys in a secure microcontroller


The present invention relates to key management in a secure microcontroller, and more particularly, to systems, devices and methods of automatically and transparently employing logic or physical address based keys that may also be transferred using dedicated buses. A cryptographic engine translates a logic address to at least one physical address, and processes a corresponding data word based on at least one target key.
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.


03/10/16
20160072605 

Time-division multiplexing data aggregation over high speed serializer/deserializer lane


A digital signal interface includes a multiplexer coupled to receive a plurality of data signals from at least one of a microprocessor, a microcontroller, or a field-programmable gate array (fpga), the multiplexer multiplexing the plurality of data signals. The interface further includes a serializer/deserializer (serdes) transceiver coupled to receive the multiplexed data signals, the serdes transceiver serializing the multiplexed data signals and transmitting the serialized data signals..
Artesyn Embedded Computing, Inc.


03/10/16
20160071155 

Smart retail space


A cloud server system determines a selection of an item from a number of items within a retail space based on a user preference profile. The selection is determined by matching the user preference profile to one or more items located at the retail space.

03/10/16
20160070940 

Card reader with power efficient architecture that includes a power supply and a wake-up circuit


These and other objects of the present invention are achieved in a card reader with a read head positioned in a housing. The read head is configured to be coupled to a mobile device and has a slot for swiping a magnetic stripe of a card.
Square, Inc.


03/10/16
20160070335 

Configurable digital interface for switching voltage regulators


A high-speed, low-latency configurable digital interface for a voltage regulator includes a first hardwired unit, a second hardwired unit and a programmable microcontroller interfaced between the first and second hardwired units. The first hardwired unit is operable to deserialize incoming frames received over the configurable digital interface into commands and data associated with operation of a switching voltage regulator, and serialize outgoing data into new frames for transmission over the configurable digital interface.
Infineon Technologies Austria Ag


03/03/16
20160064915 

Circuit breaker for interrupting a circuit


A circuit breaker is disclosed for interrupting a circuit. In an embodiment, the circuit breaker includes an electronic trip element, including a microcontroller, to interrupt the electrical circuit when at least one adjustable protection parameter is reached.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


03/03/16
20160063844 

Temperature threshold monitoring system


A temperature threshold monitoring system for monitoring an ambient temperature within a discrete space, and methods of making and using such a temperature threshold monitoring system, whereby the temperature threshold monitoring system includes a temperature sensor and a microcontroller communicatively coupled to the temperature sensor. The microcontroller can be configured to generate an alert indicium when the temperature sensor senses an ambient temperature within the discrete space which corresponds to a predetermined low-temperature threshold or a predetermined high-temperature threshold.

03/03/16
20160062939 

Connector with in-circuit programming


Method and apparatus are provided for performing in-circuit serial programming of microcontrollers embedded within the connectors of smart cables. The method and apparatus involve providing a connector for the smart cables wherein the serial programming pins of the microcontroller are brought out or otherwise electrically connected to the sockets or pins of the connector.
Airborn, Inc.


03/03/16
20160059804 

Anti-idling system for ambulances and other vehicles


The anti-idling system for ambulances and other vehicles is a novel system for making electricity available to vehicles which idle curbside in urban and suburban environments. The invention comprises a pedestal with a specialized electricity plug, a cord and cord reel, an onboard microcontroller with gsm and rfid card reader which controls the flow of electricity and communicates with a cloud-based management system, and a cloud-based management system which controls user authentication.
Move Energy Systems, Inc.


03/03/16
20160059776 

Automatic cancellation means for vehicle turn indicator signals


A vehicle turn signal canceling system with means to recognize that a quantified turn has been made in order to deactivate the signaling condition. The system includes a microcontroller and an inertia sensor which measures the lateral or side force created when the vehicle turns left or right.

03/03/16
20160059142 

Interactive smart doll


An interactive child's doll may include: an electronic circuit housed in a body, the electronic circuit including a microcontroller, a motion/position/orientation determining module coupled to the microcontroller, a sensor module coupled to the microcontroller for providing data related to the environment in which the body is located, a sound generating module coupled to the microcontroller for generating audio signals for interacting with the child, a memory module coupled to the microcontroller for storing instructions and data received from the wireless device and for storing preprogrammed instructions and data for controlling interactivity with the wireless device, and a power supply for providing power to the electronic circuit. A wireless remote control device that commands and interacts with the doll and may receive wirelessly instructions for commanding the interactive doll is also described..

03/03/16
20160058324 

Ultra low power charging implant sensors with wireless interface for patient monitoring


Methods and devices for monitoring intra-ocular pressure of a patient using a miniature implantable sensor device are provided herein. Methods include obtaining multiple pressure measurements each day during an increment of an extended monitoring period according to a sampling program and wirelessly transmitting stored measurement data and wirelessly charging the device.

03/03/16
20160057940 

Selective automated blossom thinning


The invention relates to an end-effector device and automated selective thinning system. The system includes vision acquisition hardware, kinematic targeting and heuristic programming, a robotic arm, and a pomologically designed end-effector.
The Penn State Research Foundation


02/25/16
20160055084 

Non-blocking writes to file data


Implementation scenarios can include an operating system (os) enhancement, revision to an existing os component (e.g., the os kernel), special os component, or enhancement to the software or firmware of the controller software or microcontroller of a storage device or array of storage devices.. .

02/25/16
20160055015 

Vehicle suspension augmentation devices, systems and methods


Devices, systems and methods for replacing a factory installed or similar air suspension controller in a vehicle with an augmentor, which sends correct status messages to the vehicle main computer when the air suspension is replaced with coil springs or shocks. The augmentor can includes a voltage regulator, an indicator and bus interface.
Arnott, Inc.


02/25/16
20160054080 

System for actuating gun and utility locks with an external mobile device


A safety holster, trigger lock and utility lock including an electronically actuated locking mechanism configured to admit the weapon or object into the device, and to engage a feature of the weapon, thereby preventing the withdrawal of the weapon prior to release of the electronically actuated locking mechanism; a control system including a microcontroller unit adapted to actuate the electronically actuated locking mechanism upon receipt of a control signal where the device provides for insertion of the weapon into the holster body/trigger guard, with the locking mechanism which admits the weapon during insertion, and which engages the weapon feature for retention of the weapon in a locked state upon receiving a locking control signal from an external device until the locking mechanism is disengaged by receiving an unlocking control signal from the external device.. .
Locking Control Ltd.


02/25/16
20160052747 

Preventative maintenance by detecting lifetime of components


A system for providing preventative maintenance of switchable components includes a load-moving system including one or more switchable components. The system also includes a microcontroller configured to operate the one or more switchable components of the load-moving system, to determine a number of switching events of the one or more switchable components and to perform a preventative maintenance action based on determining that the number of switching events is greater than a threshold number of switching events..
Otis Elevator Company


02/25/16
20160052186 

Flow control apparatus and method


Apparatus and methods for storage and transmission of recipe data (process parameters) for the molding of articles in an injection molding apparatus. A controller includes a flow control microcontroller (mcu) that receives recipe data from a recipe storage microcontroller (mcu) mounted to a mold of an injection molding machine, the recipe storage mcu storing the recipe data defining process parameters for the molding of articles in the mold.
Synventive Molding Solutions, Inc.


02/18/16
20160050082 

Secure remote actuation system


A secure remote actuation system may comprise a network and a remote input receptor. One or more acceptable inputs may be stored on the network.

02/18/16
20160049868 

System and controlling at least one switching device, especially for use in aircraft


System, especially for use in aircraft, for controlling at least one switching device (5, 5b, 5n) able to open or close the connection between at least one power source and at least one supplied device, and means for measuring the state of the power supply channel. The system comprises: at least two microcontrollers (1a, 1b) each able to emit a command intended for each switching device (5, 5b, 5n), said microcontrollers (1a, 1b) being connected to at least one portion of the means for measuring the state of the power supply channel; and a means (14, 14b, 14n) for determining the command to be transmitted, able to determine the command to be transmitted to each switching device (5, 5b, 5n) from the commands emitted by each microcontroller (1a, 1b) and intended for said control switch..
Zodiac Aero Electric


02/18/16
20160049787 

Power socket apparatus with short distance communication function


A power socket apparatus with short distance communication functions includes a plurality of power sockets, a plurality of antenna modules, a plurality of short distance communication readers-writers, a microcontroller and a power supply circuit. The short distance communication reader-writer receives a data of an electronic apparatus through the antenna module when a power plug is plugged into the power socket, wherein the data of the electronic apparatus is stored in an electronic tag.
Jogtek Corp.


02/18/16
20160048657 

System and monitoring pill container activity


A cap for a medication container includes a housing with a top portion and a bottom portion. The top and bottom portions together define a cavity therebetween.
Pillsy, Inc.


02/18/16
20160048186 

Electrical distribution system for an aircraft


Electrical distribution system for an aircraft comprising at least one electrical supply path comprising at least one power unit capable of opening or closing the connection between at least one electrical energy source and at least one device of the aircraft. The system comprises protection cards (2b, 2n) each comprising at least two microcontrollers each capable of sending a command to each power unit of the electrical supply paths protected by each protection card and, among the set of microcontrollers of the protection cards, at least two microcontrollers are provided with a communication and computation function with all of the microcontrollers of the protection cards (2b, 2n)..
Zodiac Aero Electric


02/18/16
20160047160 

Enclosure access apparatus and method


Automatic kitchen cabinet openers may frequently include two types of mechanisms. One type of mechanism is designed for a swinging door, such as a cupboard door.

02/18/16
20160046265 

Interface for interchanging data between redundant programs for controlling a motor vehicle


An electronic control unit for controlling and/or regulating at least one motor vehicle includes at least one integrated microcontroller system for executing software and at least two microcontroller units that each executes at least one independent operating system. The at least one interface is provided for the purpose of interchanging information between the microcontroller units.
Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg


02/18/16
20160046246 

Programmable standby voltage power supply


A method and apparatus for controlling a micro power supply in a vehicle includes a processor on the micro power supply communicating with a processor on a microcontroller via a communication link. The communication includes a desired output voltage of the programmable micro power supply.
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.


02/18/16
20160044877 

Programmable irrigation controller having user interface


An irrigation controller, includes a housing, a microcontroller within the housing and configured to store and execute an irrigation schedule, a valve driver coupled to the microcontroller and configured to output a zone activation signal to an actuatable zone valve in response to signaling from the microcontroller, and a user interface. The user interface includes a plurality of user input devices coupled to the microcontroller and configured to provide signaling to the microcontroller based upon a user's engagement therewith, the plurality of user input devices configured to allow the user to create an irrigation schedule; and a user display coupled to the microcontroller and configured to display irrigation parameters associated with the irrigation schedule.
Rain Bird Corporation


02/11/16
20160041934 

Bonding, communication and control system for a shipping and/or storage unit


A bonding, communication and control system that, via multiple digital and analog inputs and outputs provided by an on-the-go ready microcontroller, is capable of integrating the function of components required for a device to perform its tasks. Each invention unit has the minimum amount of built in hardware to support its features.

02/11/16
20160039254 

Universal tire pressure sensor


A tire pressure sensor for motor vehicles, includes a housing, which accommodates an integrated circuit (sensor ic), having a microcontroller and a pressure sensor. The microcontroller transfers pressure measurement values to a separate receiver device by wireless communication.
Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst Gmbh & Co. Kg


02/11/16
20160039253 

Universal tire pressure sensor


A tire pressure sensor for motor vehicles includes a housing accommodating an integrated circuit (sensor ic), wherein the sensor ic has a microcontroller and a pressure sensor. The microcontroller, transfers pressure measurement values acquired by the pressure sensor to a receiver by wireless communication.
Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst Gmbh & Co. Kg


02/11/16
20160037939 

Active multicompartmental pressure redistribution system


An interconnected multicompartmental pressure redistribution system that is able to precisely identify contact pressure points and address excess pressure on the body by redistributing the pressure in real time. Sensors that are part of a matrix of fluid substance-filled interactive pixels communicate with a microcontroller that may also be in wireless communication with a smart device.

02/04/16
20160037605 

Apparatus and operating a luminaire


An illumination system verifies whether one or more aspects of an output signal provided by a photosensitive transducer fall within a threshold of an expected value for the aspect. The aspect may include a sunrise time, a sunset time, a dawn time, a dusk time, a solar noon time, a solar midnight time, or similar.
Express Imaging Systems, Llc


02/04/16
20160036650 

Microcontroller at a cartridge of a chassis


A method for monitoring computing resources of a cartridge is described herein. The method may include receiving, via the microcontroller, data associated with the computing components of the cartridge.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


02/04/16
20160036496 

Method for recognizing movement trajectory of operator, microcontroller and electronic device


A method for recognizing a movement trajectory of an operator, a microcontroller and an electronic device are provided. The method is applied to an electronic device provided with an antenna and a sensor, and the antenna is connected to the sensor and is in a first operation mode.
Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd.


02/04/16
20160034286 

Vehicle suspension augmentation devices, systems and methods


Devices, systems and methods for replacing a factory installed or similar air suspension controller in a vehicle with an augmentor, which sends correct status messages to the vehicle main computer when the air suspension is replaced with coil springs or shocks. The augmentor can includes a voltage regulator, an indicator and bus interface.
Arnott, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033851 

Vehicle vision system with camera power control


A vision system for a vehicle includes a camera, a power supply, a power filter and a microcontroller. The camera is configured to be disposed at a vehicle so as to have a field of view interior or exterior of the vehicle.
Magna Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160029850 

Catering box with active climate control for transporting delicate food items


A catering box with active climate control is configured to transport “delicate” foods, such as grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, and hamburgers, without inducing substantial sogginess in the bread of those food items. The catering box includes a heat mass configured to retain heat generated by a hot plate and to then radiate that heat, during transport, after the hot plate has been disconnected from a power source.
Fish Six Rc Dba The Melt


02/04/16
20160029592 

Networked automatic animal feeding system


An animal feeding system includes a receptacle comprising a microcontroller, one or more applications running on at least one processor of a mobile device, and an access point, wherein the microcontroller, the one or more applications, and the access point are communicatively coupled through a wireless communications network. The receptacle holds pet food consumables.
Radio Systems Corporation


01/28/16
20160028430 

Smart case for mobile devices


Smart case with features including one or more of a locking door, flip id, collapsible compartment, magnetic release and/or mechanical release to access id, lanyard boss, tripod, programmable tactile buttons, wide/zoom camera lenses, keyless vehicle fob, fitness technology, lipstick/pen holder, retractable ear buds, magnetic card reader, battery, usb port, recharging technology, wireless charging receiver and tracking technology. A microchip, microcontroller, controller or processor with embedded or separate memory is configured or programmed to control the smart electronic features..
New Wallet, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028429 

Smart case for mobile devices


Smart case with features including one or more of a locking door, flip id, collapsible compartment, magnetic release and/or mechanical release to access id, lanyard boss, tripod, programmable tactile buttons, wide/zoom camera lenses, keyless vehicle fob, fitness technology, lipstick/pen holder, retractable ear buds, magnetic card reader, battery, usb port, recharging technology, wireless charging receiver and tracking technology. A microchip, microcontroller, controller or processor with embedded or separate memory is configured or programmed to control the smart electronic features..
New Wallet, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027283 

Diagnostic test device with audible feedback


Diagnostic test devices improve communication to a user thereof through provision of audible output. The test device can include a test member, such as lateral flow assay test strip.
Church & Dwight Co., Inc.


01/28/16
20160027267 

Systems and methods for emergency egress and monitoring system


Various embodiments of the present technology may comprise a system disposed within a structure comprising a network of individually addressed devices, wherein each device comprises a microcontroller electrically connected to a communication module, an output module, and/or a sensor module. The sensor module may produce data of an environmental condition and may transmit a signal to the microcontroller based on the data.
Exposure Illumination Architects, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027141 

In-band latency detection system


There is disclosed an in-band latency detection system and method. The system comprises a motion sensor to detect movement and to generate motion data in response to the detected movement and a microcontroller programmed with instructions to apply a first time-stamp to the motion data.
Oculus Vr, Llc


01/28/16
20160026831 

Wireless card reader with contactless and contact card interfaces


Methods, systems, and apparatus, for a payment card reader comprising: a frame, where the frame includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side surface, and a second side surface, a second side surface of the side surfaces on an opposite side of the frame from the first side surface, the first side surface including a groove configured to receive a swipe of a magnetic stripe card, the second side surface including a slot configured to receive insertion of a chip card; a magnetic stripe reader interface; a chip card reader interface; circuitry configured to direct signals from the magnetic stripe reader interface and the chip card reader interface to a microcontroller in the card reader; and circuitry configured to communicate wirelessly between the card reader and a computing device.. .
Square, Inc.


01/28/16
20160026296 

Device adapted for emulating tactile contacts on a capacitive screen


The invention relates to a device (cd) comprising a capacitive key-board (kb) constituted of a plurality of keys (ky), each key comprising an active electrode (ael) and an active ground plane (agp), a microcontroller (mc) connected to said keyboard (kb) through active electrode (ael) and active ground plane (agp). Said microcontroller (mc) is adapted for managing said keyboard (kb) in a reverse manner for emulating a sequence of tactile contacts on a capacitive screen..
Gemalto Sa


01/28/16
20160025858 

Electronic satellite feed switcher


A feed switcher for a satellite telecommunication system includes a microcontroller, a first relay, and a second relay. The first relay receives as inputs a first satellite feed and a second satellite feed.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


01/28/16
20160023924 

Uv sanitizing assemblies with high dose features and methods for controlling the same


A purifying system for treating a fluid with uv light including a housing defining: a chamber having a treatment zone; an inlet; and an outlet. The light source supplies uv light to the treatment zone.
Watts Water Technologies, Inc.


01/28/16
20160023603 

Method of calibrating a vehicular camera


A method of calibrating a vehicular camera installed in a vehicle, with the camera having an imager and a camera microcontroller, includes searching for and/or determining a reference point in the images and adjusting the position of an overlay applied to displayed images depending on the reference point. The method may include comparing the determined reference point's actual position to its expected position and determining an offset amount with which to shift the overlay on the images displayed at an in-vehicle display responsive to the determined offset amount, and adjusting the position of the overlay applied to the images displayed at the in-vehicle display responsive to the determined offset amount..
Magna Eletronics Inc.


01/28/16
20160022225 

Diagnostic test device with improved display


The present disclosure relates to diagnostic test devices that provide enhanced communication to a user thereof through provision of improved digital display. The test device can include a test member, such as lateral flow assay test strip.
Church & Dwight Co., Inc.


01/28/16
20160022047 

Chair having a reminder function


A chair having a reminder function comprises a chair body, a reminder, and a sitting posture determining device, wherein the chair body has a seat and a backrest, wherein the sitting posture determining device has a seat detector, a backrest detector, and a microcontroller. The seat detector is mounted in the seat for detecting whether a user is sitting on the seat or not; the backrest detector is mounted in the backrest for detecting whether the user is leaning against the backrest; the microcontroller is electrically connected to the seat detector, the backrest detector and the reminder, and determines whether to actuate the reminder to generate a reminding notification based on the detecting result of the seat detector and the backrest detector for reminding the user to adjust the sitting posture or timely move the body..

01/21/16
20160021228 

Protective case with integrated breathalyzer


An apparatus includes a protective case for a portable computing device and an integrated alcohol sensor module for measuring the blood alcohol concentration of a user. The apparatus also includes a breath interface, a wireless communication device, an alcohol sensor module and a microcontroller.

01/21/16
20160020854 

System to enable communication, sometimes called li-fi or visible light communication ( v.l.c. ) between computers or broadcast programs and simple microcontroller gadgets with limited user interfaces, to further the "internet of things"


A simple system to enable communication between computers, or mobile computers, or computer driven television displays, or broadcast programs and microcontroller gadgets with limited user interfaces.. .

01/21/16
20160020770 

Programmable mixed-signal input/output (io)


Techniques are described for providing highly integrated and configurable io ports for integrated circuits that can be individually configured for a variety of general purpose digital or analog functions, such as multiple channel analog-to-digital converters (adc), multiple channel digital-to-analog converters (dac), multiplexers, gpios, analog switches, switch and multiplexers, digital logic level translators, comparators, temperature sensors and relays, and so forth. The configurations of individual ports can be set by a configuration register that can, for instance, designate the function and voltage range of the port without impacting the other ports.
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.


01/21/16
20160019169 

Microcontroller programmable system on a chip with programmable interconnect


Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a microcontroller device having a microprocessor, programmable memory components, and programmable analog and digital blocks. The programmable analog and digital blocks are configurable based on programming information stored in the memory components.
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation


01/21/16
20160019023 

Low-power acoustic data acquisition system and methods


A system and methods for monitoring, acquiring, and recording acoustic data configurable for low-power operation. Embodiments of the system configured for low-power operation, advantageously may be deployed in remote environments for extended periods of time.
Cornell University


01/21/16
20160018892 

Hand motion-capturing device with force feedback system


This disclosure includes a hand motion-capturing device with a force feedback system. In some embodiments the device includes a base, a microcontroller connected to the base, a thumb sensor module and four-finger sensor modules each electrically connected to the microcontroller.

01/14/16
20160011302 

Laser transponder disrupting advanced speed measuring lidars


A laser transponder system for disrupting speed and/or distance measuring lidars. The system includes at least two laser transponders, a microcontroller and a user interface.

01/14/16
20160009263 

Brake actuation unit


A brake actuation unit (i) having a master brake cylinder (2) and a pressure-medium reservoir (4); a pressure provision device (5), having a piston (51) actuated by an electric motor (35), wherein the piston delimits a pressure chamber (50); first and second groups of electrically actuatable valves (6a-6d, 7a-7d); and an electronic control unit (12, 12′). The electric motor has at least two independently operable drive units, each having at least one winding, for driving the electric motor.
Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg


01/07/16
20160006813 

Sensor platform for context-aware experimental research


A platform for context-aware experimentation includes a housing for one or more sensors for obtaining data pertaining to an on-going experiment, a communications subsystem for transmitting data obtained by the sensors, and a microcontroller for receiving data from the sensors, providing it to the communications subsystem, and possibly controlling the sensors. The housing may be a tube, which may be configured to hold a sample and may have a cap, or a waterproof package, which may have an opening to admit at least part of a sample.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


01/07/16
20160006287 

Mobile power source with a single interface, a bluetooth keyboard and a protective sleeve


A mobile power source with a single interface, a bluetooth keyboard and a protective sleeve is disclosed. The mobile power source comprises a voltage detecting circuit for detecting a voltage of an external power source, a current detecting circuit for detecting a current of an external load, a microcontroller, a charging controlling unit and a power supplying control unit.
Shenzhen Paoluy Technology Co., Ltd


01/07/16
20160006283 

Portable charging device


The present utility model discloses a portable charging device that includes a charging module, a battery protection module, a built-in battery pack with multiple battery cells, a voltage regulating output module, a microcontroller module, and an lcd display. Said charging device powers its externally connected electronic devices and in turn charges the batteries of those devices.

01/07/16
20160005292 

Swim-a-sure system & device


An interactive life system for increasing the safety of person in water having a base station configured to communicate with a remote node; the base station having a first controller having a first microcontroller; and a transceiver means; wherein the base station further includes an alert for alerting a monitor, a pager; a noaa weather receiver; wherein the remote node comprises a second controller, a second transceiver, a gps, a buoy, a panic button, a pressure transducer, a visual indicator, a vibrating motor, and a mount; wherein the second controller comprises a second microcontroller; wherein the panic button communicates with the base station; wherein the visual indicator includes light; wherein the vibrating motor includes a mechanical indicator; and where the monitee can wear the device on the wrist.. .

01/07/16
20160004292 

Microcontroller with multiple power modes


A microcontroller operable in a high power mode and a low power unit (lpu) run mode includes primary and lpu domains, primary and lpu mode controllers, and primary and lpu clock generator modules. The primary domain includes a first set of circuits and a first set of cores.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


01/07/16
20160004230 

Secure remote actuation system


A secure remote actuation system may comprise a remote input receptor and a central signal switch. The remote input receptor may comprise a user interface for receiving user inputs from a user.

01/07/16
20160004229 

Secure remote actuation system


A secure remote actuation system may comprise a central signal switch and a remote input receptor. The central signal switch may comprise one or more acceptable inputs.

01/07/16
20160003210 

Ignition diagnostics system


A spark ignition engine system for communicating data includes a capacitive discharge ignition system using a microcontroller for controlling the spark ignition of a light-duty internal combustion engine; a memory device communicated with the microcontroller, wherein the micro-controller obtains engine data from the light-duty internal combustion engine and stores the engine data or software using the memory device; and a powering connection and a separate data connection that are electrically connected to different pins of the microcontroller, wherein the powering connection supplies power to the microcontroller while engine data or software is communicated via the data connection.. .
Walbro Engine Management, L.l.c.




Microcontroller topics: Microcontroller, Speech Recognition, Power Management, Data Logging, Circulation, Calibration, Planetary Gear, Electronic Device, Circuit Board, Touch Sensing, Touch Panel, Reference Voltage, Consumable, Modulation, Synchronization

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