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 Multicolor signal arrangement,  defining operating modes of a multicolor signal arrangement, and system having a multicolor signal arrangement and an rfid transmitting device patent thumbnailMulticolor signal arrangement, defining operating modes of a multicolor signal arrangement, and system having a multicolor signal arrangement and an rfid transmitting device
A multicolor signal arrangement has a multicolor led, a microcontroller, and an input interface, the arrangement being configured such that the input interface receives pulse width-modulated control signals. The multicolor led is operated in a first operating mode when the input interface receives a first control signal, and the multicolor led is operated in a second operating mode when the input interface receives a second control signal.
Eaton Electrical Ip Gmbh & Co. Kg


 Battery beacon systems and methods of use patent thumbnailBattery beacon systems and methods of use
A device for operation as part of a system or network, the device combining a power cell, a battery housing enclosing the power cell, and an on-board radiobeacon within the housing, where the battery is configured to supply dc power to an external apparatus and to the radiobeacon in parallel. A sensor or sensor package may also be included in the battery device and reports to the system or network.
Pb Inc


 Adaptable multi-mode wireless power, light and automation patent thumbnailAdaptable multi-mode wireless power, light and automation
A device and method for remotely controlling the supply of electricity to a lighting element. The device (200) includes a wireless communications module (202) configured for peer-to-peer communications and a microcontroller (208).
Kortek Industries Pty Ltd


 Battery monitor for use in recharging and cooling batteries for exchange in vehicles, such as fork trucks patent thumbnailBattery monitor for use in recharging and cooling batteries for exchange in vehicles, such as fork trucks
The present invention is a state of charge monitor to aid in choosing the correct battery when changing batteries. The present invention is battery based instead of charger based.
Fourshare Llc


 Unmanned aircraft detection and targeting of other aircraft for collision avoidance patent thumbnailUnmanned aircraft detection and targeting of other aircraft for collision avoidance
An exemplary method is implemented by an on-board microcontroller provides collision avoidance information for unmanned vehicle systems (uas). A first uas sensor provides first measurements of the other in-flight aircraft facilitating a determination that the other in-flight aircraft is within a field of collision avoidance.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation


 Wireless door locking system patent thumbnailWireless door locking system
A wireless door locking system is provided. The system includes a door lock having a locking device, a sensor and a microcontroller.

 Apparatus for improving signal-to-noise performance of projected capacitance touch screens and panels patent thumbnailApparatus for improving signal-to-noise performance of projected capacitance touch screens and panels
Improved signal-to-noise performance of projected capacitance touch screens and panels is provided by an integrated circuit regulated high voltage source and high voltage/current drivers coupled to a plurality of projected capacitive touch elements that are controlled by a microcontroller. The single integrated circuit high voltage generator/driver may comprise a voltage boost circuit, a voltage reference, power-on-reset (por), soft start, a plurality of voltage level shifters and a serial interface for coupling to the microcontroller that may control all functions related to using the projected capacitance touch screens and panels..
Microchip Technology Incorporated


 Configuring power domains of a microcontroller system patent thumbnailConfiguring power domains of a microcontroller system
A microcontroller system is organized into power domains. A power manager of the microcontroller system can change the power configuration of a power domain based on whether the microcontroller system has asserted a power trigger for any module in the power domain or if any module in the power domain has asserted a power keeper..
Atmel Corporation


 Micro controller unit patent thumbnailMicro controller unit
A microcontroller unit includes: a first arithmetic processing unit, which is able to access a data bus; a second arithmetic processing unit, which includes a processor capable of accessing the data bus, and a memory, and performs a data transmitting process between peripheral circuits connected to the data bus; a first arbitration circuit, which is embedded in the second arithmetic processing unit and arbitrates access to the data bus; and a second arbitration circuit, which is embedded in the second arithmetic processing unit and arbitrates access to the memory, wherein the memory stores arithmetic processing sequences in association with event signals transmitted from the peripheral circuits, and in response to input of the event signals, the processor executes the arithmetic processing sequences corresponding to the event signals.. .
Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.


 Systems and methods for transcutaneous control of implantable pulse generators for neuromodulation patent thumbnailSystems and methods for transcutaneous control of implantable pulse generators for neuromodulation
Systems, devices and methods for providing neuromodulation are provided. One such system can include an implantable pulse generator.
Globus Medical, Inc.


Method for manufacturing a biological fluid sensor


The present invention presents a method of fabrication for a physiological sensor with electronic, electrochemical and chemical components. The fabrication method comprises steps for manufacturing an apparatus comprising at least one electrochemical sensor, a microcontroller, and a transceiver.
Coresyte, Inc.


Microcontroller-based multifunctional electronic switch


A microcontroller based multifunctional electronic switch using a detection circuit design to convert external motion signals into message carrying sensing signals readable to the microcontroller. Based on the time length of sensing signals and the format of the sensing signals received in a preset instant period of time the microcontroller through the operation of its software program codes written in the otprom is able to recognize the working modes chosen by the external signal generating user and thereby selecting the appropriate loops of subroutine for execution.

Patch panel for qsfp+ cable


Provided is a qsfp+ patch panel, comprising: a circuit board; a plurality of pairs of qsfp+ sockets connected to one another via conductive traces of the circuit board; and one or more microcontrollers coupled to at least two of the conductive traces of each pair of qsfp+ sockets. The one or more microcontrollers comprise memory storing instructions that when executed cause the one or more microcontrollers to perform operations comprising: obtaining configuration settings for the qsfp+ sockets; and configuring connections of the qsfp+ sockets based on the configuration settings..
Vapor Io Inc.


Low-pin microcontroller device with multiple independent microcontrollers


A microcontroller device has a housing with a plurality of external pins a first microcontroller with a first central processing unit (cpu), a first system bus coupled with the first cpu, first memory coupled with the first system bus, and a first plurality of peripheral devices coupled with the first system bus, and a second microcontroller with a second central processing unit (cpu), a second system bus coupled with the second cpu, second memory coupled with the second system bus, and a second plurality of peripheral devices coupled with the second system bus, wherein first and second microcontroller communicate only via a dedicated interface.. .
Microchip Technology Incorporated


Low-pin microcontroller device with multiple independent microcontrollers


A microcontroller device has a housing with a plurality of external pins having a plurality of input/output pins, a first microcontroller with a first central processing unit (cpu), a first system bus coupled with the first cpu, first memory coupled with the first system bus, and a first plurality of peripheral devices coupled with the first system bus, a second microcontroller with a second central processing unit (cpu), a second system bus coupled with the second cpu, second memory coupled with the second system bus, and a second plurality of peripheral devices coupled with the second system bus, and a pad ownership multiplexer unit being controllable to assign control of the input/output pins to either the first microcontroller or the second microcontroller, wherein the number of external pins is less than the sum of a data buswidth of the first and second microcontroller.. .
Microchip Technology Incorporated


Method for regulating a system for controlling a terminal device


A control system includes a housing engaged to a mounting surface, a sensor contained within the housing, a microcontroller unit connected to the sensor, a server in communication with the sensor, and a terminal device in communication with the server. The system starts in an idle mode with the microcontroller having low power consumption.
Swan Solutions Inc.


Sensor device with multi-stimulus sensing and fabrication


A sensor device includes sensors that sense different physical stimuli. Fabrication of the device entails forming a device structure having a first and second wafer layers with a signal routing layer interposed between them.
Freescale Semiconducto, Inc.


Speedometer drive system and method


A speedometer system is disclosed that replaces reliance on the feedback from a vehicle transmission and instead tracks the vehicle speed from an external source. In some embodiments, a global positioning unit (gps) is connected to a microcontroller that drives an electric motor to turn and display a speed for an improved speedometer reading.
Classic Automotive Innovations, Llc


System and non-contact electronic articulation sensing


A surgical instrument is disclosed. The instrument includes a handle portion, a body portion extending distally from the handle portion and defining a first longitudinal axis and an articulating tool assembly defining a second longitudinal axis and having a proximal end.
Covidien Lp


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Wireless ecg sensor system and method


A wireless ecg sensor system includes a sensor patch configured to attach to a user. The sensor patch may include a substrate having a positive and a negative electrode, and a passive radio-frequency identification (rfid) transponder carried by the substrate.
Medicomp, Inc.


Battery assembly, atomizing assembly of electronic cigarette and electronic cigarette


A battery assembly of an electronic cigarette according to the present application is adapted to form an electronic cigarette in combination with an atomizing assembly. The atomizer of the electronic cigarette is provided with a substance to be detected, and the battery assembly is provided with a spectrum identification device and a microcontroller.
Kimree Hi-tech Inc.


System and detecting and analyzing a threat in a confined environment


A system and method of detecting and analyzing a threat in a confined environment is disclosed. An audio board detects and analyzes audio signals.
Battelle Memorial Institute


Secure mobile user interface


The invention provides systems and method for securely inputting user data from a user into a mobile device and also for generating user data to be input by a user into a mobile device. For example, there is provided a mobile device case for securely inputting user data from a user into a mobile device, the case comprising: a microcontroller, a communication module for communicating with the mobile device and a user interface to enable the user to input the user data.
Cryptomathic Ltd.


Microcontroller or microprocessor with dual mode interrupt


A microcontroller has a cpu with at least one interrupt input coupled with an interrupt controller, a plurality of peripherals, and a mode register comprising at least one bit controlling an operating mode of the microcontroller. The microcontroller is configured to operate in a first operating mode wherein upon assertion of an interrupt by a peripheral of the microcontroller, the interrupt controller forwards an interrupt signal to the cpu and the peripheral sets an associated interrupt flag, wherein the interrupt causes the cpu to branch to a predefined interrupt address associated with the interrupt input.
Microchip Technology Incorporated


Hand exoskeleton force feedback system


This disclosure includes a force feedback device. The force feedback device may include an exoskeleton configured to receive a hand of a user, a base, a force feedback unit, and a microcontroller.
Dexta Robotics


Monitoring device and systems and methods related thereto


A mobile monitoring device and related systems and methods for monitoring a condition to which an object is exposed are disclosed. The monitoring device includes a sensor module for monitoring the condition and periodically producing sensor module data relating to the condition and a microcontroller.

Method and controlling, monitoring, and communicating with tunable optical devices and subassemblies


An apparatus for controlling, monitoring, and communicating with an optical device, photonic integrated circuit or subassembly is provided. The apparatus includes an optical device or subassembly; and afield programmable device including programmable hardware gates coupled to the optical device or subassembly.
Oe Solutions America, Inc.


Watchdog timer


A microcontroller may comprise a central processing unit coupled with a plurality of peripheral devices through a system bus; and a watchdog timer unit receiving a clear watchdog signal and being configured to generate a watchdog timeout signal for resetting the microcontroller, wherein the watchdog timer unit is further configured to define a first and a second watchdog timeout period through a first and a second timer, respectively, further having logic to select the first or the second timer, wherein the clear watchdog signal resets the first and second timer.. .
Microchip Technology Incorporated


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


Led backlight source used in lcd devcice and lcd device therefore


An led backlight source used in a lcd device is disclosed. It comprises a boost circuit, boosting the input voltage to the operating voltage of an led string; a current control module, connecting to a negative end of the led string for modulating the operating voltage of the led string; a microcontroller, providing the current control module with the second square wave signal to control the current control module for achieving current modulation; a boost driver chip, providing the boost circuit with a first square wave signal to the boost circuit for achieving voltage boost function; the boost driver chip receives a feedback regulation voltage found by the microcontroller and changes a duty ratio of the first square wave signal provided by the boost circuit according to the feedback regulation voltage, for modulating the operating voltage of the led string..
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


Method and identifying discharge failure of a piezoelectric circuitry


The present disclosure discloses a method and apparatus for identifying discharge failure of a piezoelectric circuitry. The apparatus comprises a piezoelectric circuitry consisting of charging and discharging circuit with a microcontroller to compute the time required to charge and discharge the piezoelectric element respectively.
Hcl Technologies Limited


Method and device for clock calibration and corresponding apparatus


A clock generator includes a microcontroller unit calibrated by aligning at subsequent calibration times a frequency of a first clock with respect to the frequency of a second clock having a higher frequency accuracy than the first clock, with the frequency of the first clock varying between subsequent calibration times. The frequency of the first clock is aligned to a frequency which is offset by a certain amount with respect to the frequency of the second clock to counter frequency error which may accumulate over time due to the variation in the frequency of the first clock..
Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.


Intravenous fluid supply device


Provided is an intravenous fluid supply device that automatically extrudes and injects a predetermined amount of an infusion fluid at regular time intervals in a manipulated manner, regardless of the position of an infusion bag, using a microprocessor technology. The intravenous fluid supply device includes an extrusion means and a control means.

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.

Near field communication controlling transmission power of near field communication system


A near field communication (nfc) system and method for controlling transmission power of the nfc system includes a nfc reader configured to transmit a radio frequency (rf) signal having an initial amount of rf power, a nfc target device in selective communication with the nfc reader, and a nfc transmission power control platform disposed between the nfc reader and the nfc target device. The platform includes a microcontroller and at least one circuit in communication with the microcontroller and configured to determine an actual amount of rf power needed to sustain near field communications between the nfc reader and the nfc target device and configured to regulate the rf signal, where the regulated rf signal contains the actual amount of rf power needed to sustain near field communications between the nfc reader and the nfc target device..
Board Of Trustees Of Michigan State University


Systems and methods for communicating data of a power transmission line


Distributing sensing systems that are capable of wirelessly communicating power and data over power lines are provided. The distributed sensing system may comprise a distributed sensing portion and a primary portion.
Goodrich Corporation


Electronic device for communicating between a microcontroller unit (mcu) and a host processor and related methods


An electronic device may include system and serial peripheral interface (spi) clocks, and a host interface each switchable between active and inactive states, a serial controller coupled to the system clock, and a memory. A slave controller may generate a request active signal based upon a transaction request from a host and causing each of the system clock, spi clock, and host interface into the active state, store request data in the memory, and switch the host interface to the inactive state based upon the request data being stored.
Stmicroelectronics, Inc.


Apparatus and scheduling graphics processing unit workloads from virtual machines


In an embodiment, a system includes a graphics processing unit (gpu) that includes one or more gpu engines, and a microcontroller. The microcontroller is to assign a respective schedule slot for each of a plurality of virtual machines (vms).
Intel Corporation


Torque measurement system for valve actuators


Disclosed is a valve actuator configured to determine, during operation of a valve by an alternating current (ac) motor of the valve actuator, an amount of torque produced by the ac motor. A process for measuring the amount of torque produced by the ac motor includes actuating a valve using the ac motor of the valve actuator, measuring, by a microcontroller of the valve actuator and during the actuating of the valve, a time interval between: (i) a first zero crossing of a waveform of ac voltage applied to the ac motor, and (ii) a second zero crossing of a waveform of ac current drawn by the ac motor, and determining, based on the time interval, an amount of torque produced by the ac motor during the actuating..
Tri-tec Manufacturing, Llc


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Security light with lifestyle solutions


A lifestyle lighting solution using microcontroller technology for controlling nighttime illumination is disclosed wherein the night time illumination is divided into two stages with the first stage being a high power illumination for a preset time period and the second stage being an energy saving/security illumination. The time period of the first stage high power illumination is managed by a virtual timer which is programmable and dynamically variable according to the home owners' living habits and needs.

Switching regulator power supply with constant current option


A dual mode regulator provides power to a tower mounted low noise amplifier (lna) and operates in either one of two modes. The dual mode regulator comprises a microcontroller that controls the amplifier and two regulators to operate in an antenna interface standards group (aisg) mode when the microcontroller is detecting aisg protocol information or in a current window alarm (cwa) mode when the microcontroller is not receiving aisg protocol information.
Radio Frequency Systems Inc.


Electronic device and power management of an electronic device


An electronic device, typically a microcontroller, which is divided into a multiplicity of power domains comprising one or more intelligent peripherals, is provided with an on-board power management module for switching power to one or more domains for pre-determined time periods and in a predetermined sequence. The values of the predetermined time periods and sequence may be pre-programmed by the design engineer or user of the device.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


Intelligent wireless and wired control of devices


A system is provided in which a microcontroller is connected to a household unit, which is controlled by the microcontroller. The microcontroller is connected to wireless unit, so that the household unit may be controlled wirelessly (e.g.

Automatic closure system impact detection


A method is provided, including providing an accelerometer responsive to motion of a closure forming part of an automatic closure system, providing an output of the accelerometer to first and second comparator circuits, the first comparator circuit having a first reference voltage such that the output of the first comparator circuit is indicative of a direction of closure motion and the second comparator circuit having an adjustable second reference voltage such that the output of the second comparator circuit is scaled relative to this adjustable second reference voltage to adjust the sensitivity of the output of the second comparator, providing a microcontroller coupled to the first and second comparator circuits, the microcontroller determining both a motion sequence of the closure and whether the closure has impacted an object, and providing an interface circuit for communicating the output from the microcontroller to a remote controller circuit.. .

System and generating cross-core breakpoints in a multi-core microcontroller


In a debugging method for an integrated circuit device which has multiple processing cores, a debugging breakpoint is activated at a first processor core in the integrated circuit device. Upon activation, the debugging breakpoint stops execution of instructions in the first processor core and the debugging breakpoint is communicated to a second processor core in the integrated circuit device..
Microchip Technology Incorporated


Electronic cigarette


An electronic cigarette including an electronic cigarette body is provided. The electronic cigarette body is provided with an atomizer assembly configured to atomize nicotine liquid and a battery assembly configured to power the electronic cigarette body.
Huizhou Kimree Technology Co., Ltd


Animal monitor


An animal monitor comprising a microcontroller; at least one three-axis accelerometer; an energy source; a charger; and a communications system, including a wireless transmitter and receiver.. .
Gravity Limited


Microcontroller-based multifunctional electronic switch and lighting apparatus having the same


A microcontroller-based multifunctional electronic switch uses a detection circuit design to convert external motion signals into message carrying sensing signals readable to the microcontroller. Based on the time length of sensing signals and the format of the sensing signals received in a preset instant period of time the microcontroller through the operation of its software program codes written in the otprom is able to recognize the working modes chosen by the external signal generating user and thereby selecting the appropriate loops of subroutine for execution.

Led driving device and led lighting device


A light emitting diode (led) driving device includes a power supply module configured to supply driving power to a light source, wherein the light source includes a plurality of led elements, an information acquisition module configured to acquire operating data of the power supply module and characteristic data of the plurality of led elements, and a control module configured to control an operation of the power supply module based on the operating data and the characteristic data. The information acquisition module and the control module are included in a programmable microcontroller unit (mcu).
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Systems and methods for sensing a line powering an electric motor


A system includes an electric motor controller configured to be coupled to an electric motor is provided. The controller includes a first power input, a second power input, and a third power input, each of the first, second, and third power inputs are configured to receive power from an alternating current (ac) power source.
Regal Beloit America, Inc.


Universal signal processing system and method


One aspect of the present disclosure can include an electronic signal processing system and method used in a control system (e.g., for hour meter functionality, intelligent start/stop functionality, etc.). The system can include a rectifier component to receive a voltage input from an operation source during use.
Delta Systems, Inc.


Interface for renewable energy system


An improved micro-inverter apparatus is disclosed for intelligently controlling energy harvest from photovoltaic solar panels based on one or more adjustable, user-defined variables. The improved micro-inverter apparatus may include a microcontroller configured to monitor the operating temperature of its micro-inverter and control the power harvested from associated solar panels in order to ensure the operating temperature of the micro-inverter does not approach a level that would damage the micro-inverter's circuitry or other components.
Technology Research, Llc


Antenna system


An adapter (10) comprises a single adapter output (45) connectable to at least one antenna line device (100a-c), at least two base station inputs (30a-c), the at least two base station inputs (30a-c) being individually connectable to a base station (110a-c) or a primary control device (460c) and at least one microcontroller (40a-c), the microcontroller (40a-c) being connected between one of the base station inputs (30a-c) and the single adapter output (45). An antenna system (5) comprising such an adapter (10) and a plurality of antenna line devices (100a-c) connected to the single adapter output (45) of the adapter is also disclosed.
Kathrein-werke Kg


Systems and methods for power supply current share auto-tuning


In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a power supply unit may comprise a plurality of output terminals configured to supply electrical energy to one or more information handling resources, a measurement module configured to measure one or more parameters indicative of an intermediate impedance between the power supply unit and at least one other power supply unit, and a microcontroller unit. The microcontroller unit may be configured to estimate an intermediate impedance based on the one or more parameters and communicate the intermediate impedance to a controller of an information handling system in which the power supply unit is disposed..
Dell Products L.p.


Computer monitoring system, controlling appliance operation


A microcontroller having data acquisition and actuation capabilities is provided for appliance power consumption, water flow, lumens and other measurable aspects of appliance operation. Operation of the appliance is monitored to mitigate abnormal operation..
United Services Automobile Association ("usaa")


Smart load cell


The present disclosure includes the use of a smart load cell in a system for controlling an electromechanical actuator. A load cell may be positioned along the outer surface of the electromechanical actuator.
Goodrich Corporation


Sine wave oscillator and inductive sensors


A sine wave oscillator for an inductive sensor system is disclosed. The sine wave oscillator comprises a decoupler and a low-pass filter, wherein the decoupler is configured to provide a pulse width modulated signal as a decoupled signal at one output of the decoupler.
Zf Friedrichshafen Ag


Battery with communication interface


A standard two terminal battery package is configured to communicate with an external charger or load, without requiring modification to the battery mechanics and/or high current circuit components integral with the battery. A transmitter and receiver (transceiver) are incorporated into the battery housing.
Microchip Technology Incorporated


Electronic mute for musical instrument


A musical instrument mute, a mute body, a microphone, a speaker, and a microcontroller for electronic modification of sound emitted from a musical instrument. A mute body is positionable within a bell or horn of the musical instrument, and the body has a proximal end portion and is configured to at least partially occlude the bell or horn.
Carl J. Allendorph, Llc


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Modular signal interface unit


A signal interface unit for use on an aircraft includes a microcontroller, at least one connector, and first and second communication links. The first communication link is connected between the microcontroller and the at least one connector.
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation


Microcontroller with integrated interface enabling reading data randomly from serial flash memory


A microcontroller includes a microprocessor, a serial flash memory interface, and input/output (i/o) terminals for coupling the serial flash memory interface to external serial flash memory. The microprocessor is operable to generate instruction frames that trigger respective commands to read data from specified addresses in the external serial flash memory.
Atmel Corporation


Equipment for treating an obstructive respiratory disorder


A device (1) designed for facilitating expulsion of mucus, and including at least one receiver (11) associated with the transponder and which only allows initiation of the device after detection of the unique identifier, which device includes at least one microcontroller (12) for the management of the transponder, which is designed both for reading information of this transponder and for modifying the information so as to prevent the use of the respiratory nozzle when the latter has already been used once by a patient or to prevent the initiation of the device if the number of uses of respiratory nozzle is greater than a predetermined threshold.. .

Wound care bandage and wound healing


A wound healing system and a wound care bandage are provided. The wound care bandage has an electronics housing that houses a battery and wound care microcontroller.
Enermed, Llc


System and sensing satiety and notification


A gastric sensing system configured to monitor a patient's food intake is provided. The gastric sensing system includes a sensing apparatus adapted to measure satiety of a patient including strain exerted by the stomach.
Covidien Lp


Seat cushion with a prayer reminder system


A seat cushion includes a sensor housed within the seat cushion for generating an output signal in response to detecting a load. The seat cushion also includes an alarm device and a microcontroller configured to receive the output signal from the sensor and activate the alarm device at predetermined times.

Power over ethernet lighting system


A system for controlling a plurality of led lighting fixtures includes a power over ethernet (poe) led driver coupleable to a poe switch via a first power and communication link. The poe led driver includes a microcontroller for receiving first power and control signals from the poe switch and for controlling a first led driver chip to operate an led lighting fixture in response thereto.
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.


Light emitting diode driver


Devices, systems, software, and methods for control of light emitting diodes (leds) via an led driver circuit that receives a dimmed ac input signal from a dimmer and generates an output signal to power and dim an led element. The led driver circuit comprises a dimmed input sense circuit, a microcontroller, and a power supply circuit.
Crestron Electronics, Inc.


Method on digital deep dimming through combined pwm and pfm


Techniques and systems for deep dimming in an led lighting system using any general microcontroller with a 16-bit timer/pwm module are provided. The techniques combines pwm (pulse width modulation) and pfm (pulse frequency modulation), and makes use of standard features of general microcontroller to reach a deep dimming level (such as 0.1% of the maximum output) without special hardware between microcontroller outputs to led array.
Bridgelux, Inc.


Battery power supply with automatic load sensing


A power supply, and a method of operation thereof, includes: a power source; a microcontroller for comparing a first sense potential with a second sense potential for generating a potential booster enable; and a relative isolation unit for isolating the first sense potential from the second sense potential; and a potential booster for controlling an output potential, the potential booster controlled by the potential booster enable from the microcontroller.. .
Clevx, Llc


Wireless power line sensor


A wireless sensor apparatus for determining and reporting the status of an electrical wire, said sensor apparatus comprising: an electrically insulated housing; a non-contact electrical energy harvesting device, said energy harvest device disposed within said housing, said energy harvesting device comprising an electric current detector and voltage detector; an electric power source, said power source operatively connected to said energy harvesting device; a microcontroller, said microcontroller operably connected to said power source; a mechanically rigid base, said base operably connected to said housing and to said at least one strain gauge, said at least one strain gauge operably connected to said power source and to said microcontroller; a wireless data transmission antenna, said wireless data transmission antenna operably connected to said power source and to said microprocessor; a visual indicator, said visual indicator operably connected to said power source and to said microcontroller.. .

Wireless power line sensor


A wireless sensor apparatus for determining and reporting the status of an electrical wire, where the sensor apparatus comprises an electrically insulated housing; a non-contact electrical energy harvesting device, within said housing, an electric power source; a microcontroller; a wireless data transmission antenna; a visual indicator.. .

Compact spring guide rod laser


Laser systems are provided. In one aspect a laser system has a battery unit and a transistor having a source and a drain in series with the laser and the battery unit with the laser with the transistor having a source, and a gate that allows sufficient current to flow to the laser to allow the laser to emit light when a voltage at the gate is at a higher level and that does not allow sufficient current to flow to allow the laser to emit light when a voltage at the gate is at a lower level.
Lasermax, Inc.


Child restraint system


Child restraint systems are disclosed. The child restraint systems can include a base portion and a seat portion.
Thorley Industries Llc


Battery control unit system


A battery control unit system is provided that detects a state of a battery used for driving a vehicle and monitors the state of the battery on the basis of detected information so as to control a circuit device surrounding the battery according to a result of the monitoring. The battery control unit system may include an internal power source that is connected directly in parallel with the battery and that supplies power to the battery control unit system, and a microcontroller that operates using the internal power source and detects, by a software process, an on/off-state of a battery pack switch that is provided in a battery pack including the battery and the battery control unit system..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki


Pen support rack having biometric access restriction


A pen support rack for securing pens and preventing unauthorized access comprises a support member defining a rack body having a base, a trunk, and a plurality of branches and an integrated fingerprint scanner. Each branch includes a locking loop for receiving the body of a conventional pen, with its clip secured over the loop so that the pen hangs from the locking loop.

Supply authentication via timing challenge response


In an example implementation, a print supply cartridge comprises a microcontroller to receive a timing challenge and enable authentication of the cartridge by providing a challenge response. The challenge response is provided in a challenge response time that falls within an expected time window..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


Golf swing practice system with virtual divot generation


A golf practice mat includes an impact sensor disposed in a vicinity bounding the location of where a golf ball would be placed for striking. The golf practice mat may also include, for example, a “crosshair” target imprint that is disposed on a golf club impact sensor portion of the practice surface and indicates the point/line of contact that the club face should hit the ground after the ball has been struck with the club head in a descending blow.

Systems for assessing and optimizing muscular performance


Monitoring muscle data can include one or more fully flexible sensor patches having sensor modules configured to sense muscle data, data processing modules, transmitter modules configured to transmit the muscle data, and a microcontroller configured to control the modules on one patch side and an adhesive layer on the other patch side; a wearable mobile hub having one or more of a receiver, transmitter, and/or transceiver module configured to be operably coupled with the one or more sensor patches so as to receive muscle data therefrom and a muscle data processing unit configured to process the received muscle data, and one or more user feedback interfaces to provide processed muscle data to the one or more user feedback interfaces; and a base station configured for receiving, storing, and analyzing the muscle data for one subject received from the mobile hub in comparison with one or more other subjects.. .
Somaxis Incorporated


Electronic hookah apparatus


An electronic hookah apparatus comprising a core unit attachable with a stem piece and a base. The core comprises at least one airflow sensor to detect airflow from air pathways, a plurality of cartridges including a wick and a heating element, and a plurality of flavor selection buttons, each of the flavor selection buttons connected to a switch that activates and deactivates a respective one of the plurality of cartridges.

Spherification/reverse spherification automated and integrated apparatus and method


An apparatus for producing gelled pearls includes: a housing with at least one opening into which a flavored liquid is provided; external components; and internal components. The external components include: a first ingress port through which a first refill pack is coupled; and a dispenser with tubing through which a processed solution is expelled into a gelling bath.
Lemniscate Innovations Llc


Method and device for internet protocol communication over a dmx network


A device includes a transceiver configured to communicate over a communication network according to digital multiplex (dmx) protocol; a memory device; and a microcontroller configured to process server data stored in the memory device into one or more internet protocol packets and to provide the one or more internet protocol packets to the transceiver for communication of the server data over the communication network according to the dmx protocol.. .
Philips Lighting Holding B.v


Smart power system


A smart power system is described. In one or more implementations, the smart power system comprises a microcontroller and a power converter electrically connected to the microcontroller and is configured to convert electrical energy from one form to another.
Bedrock Automation Plattforms Inc.


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


A card reader is provided with a read head with a slot and is configured to be coupled to a mobile device and has a slot for swiping a magnetic stripe of a card. The read head reads data on the magnetic stripe and produces a raw magnetic signal indicative of data stored on the magnetic stripe.
Square, Inc.


Method of transmitting information from efficient communication protocol card readers to mobile devices


A method is provided of transmitting information with a communication protocol to a mobile device. A card reader is provided with a read head that has a slot for swiping a magnetic stripe of a card, an output jack and device electronics that includes a microcontroller.
Square, Inc.


Integrated framework of memory storage module and sensor module


An integrated framework of a memory storage module and a sensor module comprises a sensor controller, an embedded memory storage device controller, a microcontroller, and a non-volatile memory. By way of integrating the sensor controller and the embedded memory storage device controller sharing a same microcontroller and a same non-volatile memory, the complexity of packaging and the manufacturing cost are accordingly reduced..
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.


Indicating critical battery status in mobile devices


An integrated circuit such as a soc may indicate the critical battery status without powering-on a substantial portion including the host processing cores. The soc may include a microcontroller, which may cause the critical battery status data to be stored in a static memory and the display unit may retrieve such data from the static memory to display a visual symbol on the screen.
Intel Corporation


Device for digital reading of quick tests


A device for photometric qualification of lateral flow quick tests by means of camera imaging includes an arrangement which manages with a pinhole aperture with a slot-shaped opening, which has been integrated into the basic housing body, in which the imaging has been optimised with a view to diffraction, imaging scale and integration behaviour and in which the illumination and all the components are arranged in a housing which can be produced at a reasonable price, with the result that the quantifiability of customary lfa quick tests is made possible for the user with a sufficient precision. The device can transmit test-specific data automatically and contact-free with the help of electromagnetic waves via a transponder (rfid) and is thus suited for various tests and for quantification of lfa's.
Optricon Entwicklungsgesellschaft FÜr Optische Technologien Mbh


Computational bluetooth tag with backscatter


A backscatter modulation radio-frequency (rf) sensor and method for using the same are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the rf sensor comprises: an energy harvesting unit operable to convert incident rf energy to direct current (dc); a storage unit operable to store recovered dc power; one or more sensors for sensing; a backscatter communication interface to backscatter energy to communicate one or more packets using a frequency-shift keying (fsk) modulator; and a microcontroller coupled to the energy harvesting and storage units, the one or more sensors, and the backscatter communicator, the microcontroller operable to cause the backscatter communication interface to communicate sensed data from at least one of the one or more sensors while powered by energy previously harvested and stored by the energy harvesting and storage unit..

Slot based management controller address


Techniques for determining an address of a management controller are provided. A microcontroller on a cartridge may read a signal from an enclosure, wherein the signal is associated with a slot in the enclosure.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp


Modular automated chromatography system


Valves, pumps, detectors, sample loops, fraction collectors and the like are individually incorporated into modules that are mountable in interchangeable manner at individual mounting sites on a base unit which also supports one or more chromatography columns. Each module includes fluid connections to other modules and a microcontroller joining the module to a computed and monitor through an electronic connector at each mounting site.
Bio-rad Laboratories, Inc.


Electronic device with wireless path selection capability


A portable encoded information reading (eir) terminal for incorporation in a data collection system can comprise a terminal module communicatively coupled to a wireless interface module via a wired interface. The terminal module can include a central processing unit (cpu), a memory, and an encoded information reading (eir) device.

Industrial control device and insertion and removal of a module under power without interruption


Disclosed is an industrial control device including a point-to-point backplane/point module architecture providing riup (removal and insertion under power) functionality where data communications between modules is maintained after the removal of a point module from the backplane. According to an exemplary embodiment, a backplane includes a plurality of bypass switches controlled by respective point modules, whereby data communicated bypass a removed point module interface and point-to-point data communications are provided to an inserted point module after an initial routine is executed by a microcontroller associated with the inserted point module..

Entry point opening sensor


A sensor package is disclosed that includes, a compass, an accelerometer, and an electromagnetic flux tag based open/close sensor. The compass may be activated by a microcontroller in response to an indication of movement detected by an accelerometer.

Entry point opening sensor


A sensor package is disclosed that includes a compass and/or an accelerometer. The compass may be activated by a microcontroller in response to an indication of movement detected by an accelerometer.

Fast efficient evaluation of messages on automotive networks using look-up tables


A support vector machine (svm) classifier employs a kernel ƒ(xi,y)∝Πd=1df(xi,d,yd) or ƒ(xi,y)∝σd=1df(xi,d,yd) where d is the dimensionality of support vectors xi and vector y is a vector being classified, e.g. Representing a message communicated on a controller area network (can) bus of a vehicle.



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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