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02/04/16
20160037605 
 Apparatus and  operating a luminaire patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailSmart 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 patent thumbnailSmart 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 patent thumbnailDiagnostic 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.


01/07/16
20160001666 

Portable vehicle battery jump start apparatus with safety protection and jumper cable device therefor


A handheld device for jump starting a vehicle engine includes a rechargeable lithium ion battery pack and a microcontroller. The lithium ion battery is coupled to a power output port of the device through a fet smart switch actuated by the microcontroller.
The Noco Company


12/31/15
20150381086 

Fan motor power supply


A fan having one fan blade; a fan motor for rotating the fan blade; a motor control electrically coupled with the fan motor for controlling operational characteristics of the fan motor; and a power supply having a step-down high efficiency buck converter, a step-down low drop-out linear regulator, and/or a step-down switching regulator are described. The power supply may receive a first input voltage and lower the first input voltage to a second lower voltage.
Nidec Motor Corporation


12/31/15
20150381052 

Burst-mode control low input power consumption in resonant converters and related control device


An effective method enhances energy saving at low load in a resonant converter with a hysteretic control scheme for implementing burst-mode at light load. The method causes a current controlled oscillator of the converter to stop oscillating when a feedback control current of the output voltage of the converter reaches a first threshold value, and introduces a nonlinearity in the functional relation between the frequency of oscillation and said feedback control current or in a derivative of the functional relation, while the control current is between a lower, second threshold value and the first threshold value, such that the frequency of oscillation remains equal or smaller than the frequency of oscillation when the control current is equal to the second threshold value.
Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.


12/31/15
20150380959 

Serial multi-battery charger with independent simultaneous charge and discharge


A serial battery charger has a battery matrix with switches that are configured by a microcontroller that reads voltages between batteries to determine if each battery is fully-charged, charging, or absent. A switch configuration allows charging and discharging currents to flow simultaneously, and allows discharging current but blocks charging current from fully-charged batteries to prevent over-charging.
Hong Kong Applied Science & Technology Research Institute Company Limited


12/31/15
20150378960 

Method and the processor independent embedded platform


A method comprises identifying resource needs of a plurality of peripherals and resource requirements of a plurality microcontrollers. The method includes comparing the resource needs of the plurality of peripherals with the resource requirements of the plurality of microcontrollers to identify generic resources common to the plurality of microcontrollers, wherein a first microcontroller and a second microcontroller of the plurality of microcontrollers provide the generic resources to processor pin locations according to differing architectures.
E3 Embedded Systems, Llc


12/31/15
20150378957 

Employing multiple i2c devices behind a microcontroller in a detachable platform


Methods and apparatus relating to employing multiple i2c (interface to communicate) devices behind a microcontroller in a detachable platform are described. In an embodiment, first logic receives a first message via a serial single ended (such as an interface to communicate (i2c)) bus.
Intel Corporation


12/31/15
20150378514 

Piezoelectric sensor, and an electrical appliance, an installation or a gadget comprising at least one piezoelectric sensor


After receiving the sensitivity threshold command, to discard any signals from all piezoelectric sensor elements (20) or at least from such piezoelectric sensor elements (20), to the sensitivity threshold of which the sensitivity threshold command relates, until the microcontroller (26) has completely processed the sensitivity threshold command and updated the sensitivity threshold register (30).. .

12/31/15
20150378423 

Power trace port for tracing states of power domains


A power trace port included in a system (e.g., a microcontroller system) having multiple power domains includes a power trace port that outputs digital signals indicating the states of the power domains. If each power domain is independent of other power domains in the system, each power domain can have its own set of power trace pins in the power trace port that are at least partially external to the system.
Atmel Corporation


12/31/15
20150378351 

Semiconductor integrated circuit and operation method thereof


An apparatus including an ultrasonic motor having an electrostrictive element of a stator for driving a rotor thereof; and a microcontroller having a central processing unit (cpu), a built-in memory (rom) and a pulse generating circuit which generates an pulse output signal which is applied to the electrostrictive element of the ultrasonic motor, wherein the pulse generating circuit comprising a rise setting register, a fall setting register, a phase adjustment data register, a cycle data register, a phase arithmetic circuit, a counter, a 1st comparator, a 2nd comparator, and a pulse generator, wherein the counter starts to count up, incrementing its count value from a count initial value, wherein the cycle data register stores, as cycle data, a count maximum value for the counter to count up to it.. .
Renesas Electronics Corporation


12/31/15
20150375041 

Modular location tag for a real time location system network


A modular location tag, method of manufacture, and method of use thereof are provided. The modular location tag including a controller including a microcontroller configured to generate a data packet and a two or more individual transmit modules in data communication with the controller such that each individual transmit module is configured to transmit the data packet, each individual transmit module including an antenna and a pulse generator configured to transmit the data packet on ultra-wideband (uwb) blink data pulses.
Zih Corp.


12/31/15
20150374177 

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.
The Melt


12/24/15
20150371458 

Mobile computer peripheral


A peripheral for a mobile computer mounted to a vehicle, the peripheral including a microcontroller; and a sensor; wherein the peripheral has a communications link to the computer and the peripheral is attached to the vehicle; and wherein the microcontroller is configured to receive data from the sensor and process the data for the computer.. .
Precision Mounting Technologies Ltd.


12/24/15
20150371046 

Preventing code modification after boot


The subject disclosure is directed towards protecting code in memory from being modified after boot, such as code used in a dedicated microprocessor or microcontroller. Hardware, such as in logic or in a memory protection unit, allows a range of memory to be made non-writeable after being loaded, e.g., via a secure boot load operation.
Microsoft Corporation


12/24/15
20150370351 

Pen input device used with mobile device


A pen input device used with mobile device includes a digital pen, which includes an ink cartridge and is provided therein with an electromagnetic wave emitting circuit; a digital tablet, which includes therein a signal selector, a signal amplifier, an analog-to-digital converter, a microcontroller, and a transmission interface and has a surface on which a scan line grid composed of parallel conductive lines is formed with the scan line grid being inductively coupled to the electromagnetic wave emitting circuit of the digital pen through electromagnetic wave signals and the transmission interface being set in communicating connection with a transmission interface of an external mobile device; and at least one paper sheet, which is positioned on the surface of the digital tablet, and the digital pen which containing an ink cartridge may writes or draws on a paper sheet arranged on a digital tablet to have the writing scripts or drawing data generated by handwriting synchronously transmitted to a mobile device thereby providing an effect of synchronously display the writing scripts or drawing data that a user made on the paper sheet on a screen of the mobile device so as to achieve the purpose of having the writing scripts and drawings data stored in the mobile device or transmitted to a cloud host for storage.. .
Ace Cad Enterprise Co., Ltd.


12/24/15
20150369559 

Microcontroller system for attachment to weapon holster


The electronic device attaches to the outside face of a personal weapon holster and comprises a microcontroller system and a single containing body that encloses said microcontroller system. Most notably, the microcontroller system of the electronic device comprises a hall effect sensor, a permanent magnet, a microcontroller, a memory device, a radio transmitter, and a power supply.

12/17/15
20150365237 

Usb security gateway


A usb gateway connected to a plurality of host computers having a usb device port connect to a peripheral device; and a security circuitry. The security circuitry comprises: a pre-qualification microcontroller; a mode select switch connected to the peripheral device port and selectively connecting it to one of: the pre-qualification microcontroller; or to a host selector switch that switches among the plurality of connected host computes.
High Sec Labs Ltd.


12/17/15
20150362599 

Gamma probe health detection assembly


An improved gamma controller health detection assembly to facilitate reliable downhole measurement of naturally occurring radiation is disclosed. The gamma controller assembly includes one or more gamma sensors, a micro-controller, memory, and input/output ports among other components.
Reme Technologies, Llc


12/17/15
20150362545 

Fluorescent lamp testing device


A fluorescent lamp testing device 10 has a microcontroller 100 that controls tests for ballast discrimination as well as gas integrity, ballast operation, filament continuity and line voltage. The ballast discrimination test is performed by the microcontroller 100 in combination with a photodiode 30 and high/low pass filter 32.
Fluke Corporation


12/17/15
20150361384 

Method and making soap


The present invention is directed towards a method and apparatus for making soap. According to one embodiment, a soap making apparatus comprises a water vessel that holds water, an oil vessel that holds an oil mixture, a lye container that accepts enclosed lye capsules and a microcontroller that controls a mixture of ingredients that is discharged from the water vessel, oil vessel and lye vessel to produce one or more soap bars made..
Designed By M.e., Llc


12/17/15
20150360114 

Automated scoring system for table tennis


Described are systems and methods for automatically scoring a table tennis game. In particular, a system for automatically scoring a table tennis game may include a sensor, a microcontroller, a display, a speaker, a table tennis net support, and/or a power supply.
Indian Industries, Inc.


12/10/15
20150356918 

Smart pixel lighting and display microcontroller


A light emitting assembly is described. In one embodiment, one or more light emitting diode (led) devices and one or more microcontrollers are bonded to a same side of a substrate, with the one or more microcontrollers to switch and drive the one or more led devices..
Luxvue Technology Corporation


12/10/15
20150356034 

Embedded microcontroller and buses


A system can include a power supply unit; a processor; memory operatively coupled to the processor; a chipset operatively coupled to the processor; diagnostic information memory; and a microcontroller operatively coupled to the chipset via a first diagnostic data transfer bus and the microcontroller operatively coupled to the power supply unit and to the diagnostic information memory via a second diagnostic data transfer bus.. .
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


12/10/15
20150356008 

Method for access to all the cells of a memory area for purposes of writing or reading data blocks in said cells


A method for access to all cells in a memory area for purposes of writing or reading data blocks in the cells may include, for each access time (ti with i=0 to n) to the cells in the memory area to be accessed, a process of determining the address (adrj, with j=0 to n) of the cell of the memory area to be accessed at the access time (ti), an address (adrj) determined for an access time ti not being once again determined for another access time (tk, k≠j). The process of determining each address (adrj) may be a pseudorandom process.
Morpho


12/10/15
20150355696 

Computer port control


A system can include a processor; memory operatively coupled to the processor; a chipset operatively coupled to the processor; ports where each of the ports includes a respective power supply line; a switch; a hub operatively coupled to the ports and to the chipset for data transfer via an in-band protocol; and a microcontroller operatively coupled to the chipset, to the switch and to the hub where the microcontroller includes circuitry that controls the switch to transfer data to one of the ports via an out-of-band protocol and where the microcontroller includes circuitry that controls supply of power to the power supply lines.. .
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


12/10/15
20150355352 

Industrial sensor system and use


An industrial sensor system is disclosed. Said system comprising a communication module, a one or more sensors, and a power system.
Vtb Net, Inc


12/10/15
20150355349 

Portable radiation dosimeter


A microcontroller unit (3) measures and records a radiation exposure dose obtained from a detection output of a radiation detection unit (2), and when the radiation exposure dose or dose rate exceeds a predetermined threshold, issues a warning to the user by lighting or blinking a led (4). The led (4) is placed opposite a light-emitting/receiving element (62) of an electrical non-contact input device (6) provided on a display device (5), and is also used to transmit and receive recorded radiation dose data and a command or data transmitted from the non-contact input device (6).
National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science And Technology


12/10/15
20150352967 

Method and aparatus for controller wakeup


A method and system for waking up a primary microcontroller of a controller in response to a change in a control pilot signal generated by an external device coupled to the controller includes coupling the external device to an input port electrically connected to the controller. A control pilot signal generated by the external device is received by the input port and outputted to a monitoring device of the controller in low power mode.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


12/03/15
20150349624 

Digital ac/dc power converter


A digital ac/dc power converter comprises an active pfc module, a single switch module having a single switch, a power output module having a transformer, and a digital control module having a microcontroller. The single switch is electrically connected to the active pfc module, and a primary winding of the transformer is electrically connected to the active pfc module.
Digital Power Company Limited


12/03/15
20150347790 

Magnetic stripe reader with card swipe information feedback


A magnetic card reader module includes a magnetic sensor and an adjacent groove, a micro controller and an application. The magnetic sensor is configured to pick-up an analog magnetic signal generated by swiping a magnetic stripe through the groove.
Bbpos Limited


12/03/15
20150346903 

Low power scan for device wake up and unlock


A low power can for device wake up and unlock is disclosed. The low power scan can include one or more algorithms used to detect a sequence and/or one or more gestures to wake up a processor and unlock the device.
Apple Inc.


12/03/15
20150346895 

Low power scan for device wake up and unlock


A low power can for device wake up and unlock is disclosed. The low power scan can include one or more algorithms used to detect a sequence and/or one or more gestures to wake up a processor and unlock the device for user interaction.
Apple Inc.


12/03/15
20150346323 

Vehicle radar diagnostic arrangement


A vehicle radar system (3, 3′, 3″) and method which including a microcontroller unit (21), mcu, and a plurality of analog to digital converters (9, 10, 11, 12), (adc:s), arranged to convert the received signals to a digital form and to transfer the converted digital signals to a first and second digital signal processor (dsp) (18, 19), dsp. The mcu (21) is arranged to control the dsp:s (18, 19) such that for one time frame (n), the first dsp (18) functions as a master dsp and the second dsp (19) functions as a slave dsp, and such that for the next time frame (n+1), the first dsp (18) is configured to function as a slave dsp and the second dsp (19) functions as a master dsp.

12/03/15
20150345804 

Boiler control system


A system and method for controlling a boiler comprising a microcomputer operatively connected to a microcontroller wherein the microcontroller is configured to provide flame safeguard operations and the microcomputer is configured to provide operating control instructions to the microcontroller. The boiler control system may operate either in a stand-alone, cascade master or cascade slave configuration..
Harsco Technologies Llc


12/03/15
20150342518 

System and method to monitor, guide, and evaluate breathing, utilizing posture and diaphragm sensor signals


A system and method to monitor, guide, and evaluate breathing, with respect to user definable breathing patterns, sequences, and preexisting breathing exercises, utilizing posture and diaphragm sensor signals and a method to process thereof, composed of hardware and software components. The application describes a system which monitors the output signals of sensors as part of a breath training device worn by a user for measuring the state of a user's posture and diaphragm to derive a filtered breath signal.

12/03/15
20150342482 

Method for acquiring and processing heart rate data


Acquiring and processing heart rate data involves providing glasses having a microcontroller, a heart rate sensor positionable to a user, a configuration memory, at least one data memory, a clock/calendar electronic circuit, a visual and/or audible signaling unit, a rechargeable autonomous electrical power supply, and one switch for the heart rate detection function. The method involves providing a programming and data transfer unit external to the glasses, providing a connection system between the glasses and the external programming and data transfer unit, programming the configuration memory (102) of the glasses using the external programming and data transfer unit, with a minimum heart rate threshold value, a maximum heart rate threshold value, and a heart rate reading frequency value, acquiring readings in data memory of the glasses during activity, processing an alarm signal when a detected heart rate value is above a maximum or below a minimum..

11/26/15
20150341998 

Multiplexed ultra-low-power led luminaire


The present invention relates to a luminaire based on the same optical principle as the cinema, in which only one image is presented at any given instant of time but the image appears to be in constant movement. According to the invention, each led lights up simultaneously for an instant of time in a sequential manner, as with television screens.
Institucion Universitaria Colegio Mayor De Antioquia


11/26/15
20150341713 

Voice sticker structure


A voice sticker structure comprises a sticker body and a control unit disposed inside the sticker body. The sticker body may be in various forms, with its back covered with a glue material.

11/26/15
20150340744 

Battery cell health monitoring using eddy current sensing


The invention provides a battery sensing system comprising a battery module comprising a plurality of battery cells, at least one sensor coil coupled to or placed adjacent to one of more of the plurality of battery cells to determine cell expansion during cell operation, and a battery management system comprising one or more processors and/or microcontrollers that control operation of the plurality of battery cells.. .

11/26/15
20150340183 

Apparatus for controlling solenoid valve and control method thereof


Disclosed herein are an apparatus for controlling a solenoid valve and a control method thereof. The apparatus for controlling the solenoid valve, which controls the solenoid valve including a solenoid coil, includes a switching part configured to switch a current supplied to the solenoid coil; a pre-driver configured to output a driving signal for driving the switching part; and a microcontroller unit (mcu) configured to control the pre-driver so that a frequency of the driving signal output from the pre-driver to the switching part is randomly varied..
Mando Corporation


11/26/15
20150339201 

Microcontroller and electronic control device using the same


The present invention provides a microcontroller which can continue operation even at the time of a failure without making a memory redundant to suppress increase in chip area. The microcontroller includes three or more processors executing the same process in parallel and a storage device.
Renesas Electronics Corporation


11/26/15
20150339001 

Printed piezoelectric pressure sensing foil


There is provided an sensing device, comprising: a substrate; a sensor ink printed onto the substrate; a conductive polymer ink printed onto the sensor ink; a conductive carbon paste formed on the polymer ink; and a conductive silver ink printed on the conductive carbon paste. There is also provided a sensing device for processing a signal generated by the input device, the sensing device comprising: an operational amplifier to amplify the signal; a filter to filter signal noise from the signal; an adder to apply an offset and attenuation to the signal; a microcontroller comprising an analogue to digital converter to convert the signal into a digital output signal..

11/26/15
20150338881 

Mechanism for charging portable device with usb dock


A universal serial bus (usb) dock is provided. The usb dock includes: a plurality of downstream ports; and a upstream port, connecting the usb dock to a portable device, wherein the upstream port includes an on-the-go (otg) id pin and a differential pair; and a microcontroller, configured to detect operating states of the portable device, wherein when it is detected that the portable device is in a usb otg host mode and has entered a suspend state, the microcontroller controls the portable device to switch from the usb otg host mode to a usb device mode by toggling a state of the usb otg id pin, thereby charging the portable device via the upstream port..
Via Technologies, Inc.


11/26/15
20150338452 

Microcontroller analysis tools


A device for analyzing the behaviour of a microcontroller comprising a microcontroller integrated circuit (2), at least one instrument selected from the group comprising analyzers (12) and generators (14), and an interconnection module (8) comprising configurable interconnections between said microcontroller integrated circuit (2) and said instrument (12, 14). The device also comprises software (16) arranged to control said interconnection module (8) in order to determine said interconnections based on a function selected by a user and determined capabilities and connections of the microcontroller integrated circuit (2), wherein the device is itself configured to determine at least some capabilities and connections of the microcontroller integrated circuit (2)..
Nordic Semiconductor Asa


11/26/15
20150338360 

Integrated cmos porous sensor


A single chip wireless sensor comprises a microcontroller and transmit/receive interface, which is coupled to a antenna by an l-c matching circuit. The sensor senses gas or humidity and temperature.
Silicon Laboratories Inc.


11/26/15
20150335981 

System for light signalling


System for light signalling to supply a moving light reference (60) to an athlete, said system (10) including a plurality of lighting elements (20), in particular light emitting diodes, arranged along an athlete path, controlling means (11, 19) adapted to control said plurality of lighting elements (20) according to a lighting sequence adapted to generate said moving light reference (60) and to impart to said moving light reference (60) a displacement speed along said plurality of lighting elements (20) which is settable through said controlling means (11, 19). According to the invention, said system (10) further comprises a plurality of microcontrollers (23) arranged in a cascaded connection with respect to command signals (42) pertaining lighting parameters sent by said controlling means (11, 19) and arranged along said athlete path, said microcontrollers (23) being connected to respective sets of lighting elements in said plurality of lighting elements (20) to command their lighting state on the basis of said command signals (42)..

11/19/15
20150334221 

User interface device


A communication device intended to be connected to a debugging port of a first microcontroller, the communication device including a second microcontroller connected to a first wireless communication unit and intended to be connected to said debugging port, the first wireless communication unit being capable of receiving a request over a wireless communication link transmitted by a user interface device, the second microcontroller being capable of authenticating the user interface device, of determining, in the case where the user interface device is authenticated, whether the request is authorized for said authenticated user interface device, and of transmitting the request to the debugging port only if the request is authorized.. .
Keolabs


11/19/15
20150332563 

Wearable pedestrian safety radar system


A wearable pedestrian safety radar system including a harness with a pocket and a portable radar speed detection and display device to be worn on the front and back of the harness by a pedestrian while on a roadway. The device includes a radar system, led lights, a microcontroller, a proximity sensor, a camera, a strobe light, an audible alert unit and a vibration unit.

11/19/15
20150331629 

On-board chip reader adapter (ocra)


A device to read data stored on a memory device of a printed circuit board (pcb) while the memory device is installed on the pcb is disclosed, including, a microcontroller to control acquiring memory data from the memory device when a processor on the pcb is in an idle state, and a resistance measurement and signal driver to measure the resistances of the signals controlling a memory device and to read the memory data from the memory. A method and system are also disclosed..
S34a, Inc.


11/19/15
20150330932 

Soil moisture sensor


A soil moisture sensor includes a capacitive probe configured to be inserted into soil, a series rlc circuit electrically coupled to the capacitive probe, a microcontroller configured to determine the capacitance value of the soil and determine the moisture content of the soil from the capacitance value of the soil.. .
Fiskars Oyj Abp


11/12/15
20150326996 

Proximity-based audio sharing system


A proximity-based audio sharing system includes two identical units in wireless communication with each other. Each unit includes: a wireless transceiver module configured for communicating audio signals with the wireless transceiver module of the other unit; an audio output device connected with the wireless transceiver module and configured for playing back audio signals transmitted from the wireless transceiver module; a mute control circuit connected with the wireless transceiver module and the audio output device, and configured for selectively muting the audio output of the audio output device; and a microcontroller unit connected with the wireless transceiver module and configured for controlling the wireless transceiver module and the mute control circuit, and transmitting a control signal which includes a link signal and a mute control signal to the microcontroller unit of the other unit when the two units are in touch or in proximity of each other..
Acoustic Arc International Ltd.


11/12/15
20150326069 

Enhanced receiver for wireless power transmission


An enhanced receiver for wireless power transmission is disclosed. The receiver may be able to convert rf waves into continuous, stable and suitable voltage or power that can be used for charging or powering an electronic device.
Energous Corporation


11/12/15
20150326001 

Power distribution system and method, and circuit breaker for use therein


A programmable circuit breaker, including an input unit, a sensor, and, a trip mechanism. The input unit permits user input and/or adjustment of predetermined load parameters.
Energy Distribution Systems Proprietary Ltd.


11/12/15
20150325867 

Fuel cell system equipped with a hydrogen leakage detector


A fuel cell system includes a stack of electrochemical cells, a sensor, and a microcontroller. Each cell of the stack includes an electrode plate having a face in electrical contact with an electrolyte.
Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.a.


11/12/15
20150325142 

Calorie balance system


A calorie balance system is designed for consumers who are interested in having a proper and adequate diet while monitoring daily activities. Disclosed embodiments enable consumers to be continuously aware of their caloric intake and to compare their caloric intake with current calories expended.

11/12/15
20150324785 

Card transaction device and card transaction method


A card transaction device is provided. The card transaction device is configured to be used with a portable electronic device.
Smart Approach Co., Ltd.


11/12/15
20150324035 

Systems and methods for capacitive touch detection


System and methods are provided for touch detection. An example system includes: a measurement unit configured to acquire capacitance measurement data from a touch panel; a pre-processing unit configured to detect whether a touch event occurs on the touch panel based at least in part on the capacitance measurement data and generate an activation signal in response to the detection of the touch event; and a microcontroller unit configured to be activated in response to the activation signal to perform post-processing operations related to the touch event..
Marvell World Trade Ltd.


11/12/15
20150323957 

Method for stabilizing the clock frequency of a microcontroller


A method for stabilizing the clock frequency of a microcontroller associated with a field device of automation technology. The field device as a function of application is exposed to different process conditions, wherein the clock frequency of the microcontroller is ascertained at at least two different temperature values, and/or at at least two different voltage values.
Endress+hauser Gmbh+co. Kg


11/12/15
20150323510 

Olfactory application controller integrated circuit


An integrated circuit that senses ambient gas concentrations includes a microcontroller, gas sensors, heating resistors and an analog-to-digital converter. A first gas sensor measures a first attribute of a gas concentration, and a second gas sensor measures a second attribute of the gas concentration.
Active-semi, Inc.


11/12/15
20150323372 

Temperature compensated transmission line based liquid level sensing apparatus and method


A sensor having a transmission line acting as a probe and an electronic circuit measures liquid levels. The sensor circuit uses a periodic signal generator to produce a carrier wave, which stimulates the transmission line, through a complex network coupling element.

11/05/15
20150317898 

Cell phone key fob alert system


The cell phone key fob system comprises a cell phone key fob device and, in some embodiments, a mobile software application to be loaded on the mobile electronics device sought to be protected. The key fob device comprises a base key fob body having a activation switch, a speaker, a lanyard, an lanyard aperture in the fob body, and four indicator lights.

11/05/15
20150316947 

Transfer switch with maximum power learn function


Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, devices, methods, and the like, for a transfer switch of a power system incorporating a self-powered electronic meter that provides a learn function to determine the maximum amount of power an attached generator can provide, and adjust a power meter display associated with the switch accordingly so that the indicator of the display may be used for any size generator and display the full range of the generator. The learning function is activated and a user turn on devices and loads in the load center until the generator stalls.
Milbank Manufacturing Co.


11/05/15
20150316498 

Integrated cmos porous sensor


A single chip wireless sensor comprises a microcontroller connected by a transmit/receive interface to a wireless antenna. The microcontroller is also connected to an 8 kb ram, a usb interface, an rs232 interface, 64 kb flash memory, and a 32 khz crystal.
Silicon Laboratories Inc.


11/05/15
20150316439 

Hydrogen leakage detector


A hydrogen leakage detector includes a sensor and a microcontroller. The sensor is sensitive to a concentration of hydrogen in air.
Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin


11/05/15
20150316408 

Portable, hand-held controller and indicator technology


A portable, hand held device for controlling the operation of a crane or other device that includes weighing means, and for displaying or indicating weighing data in hand. The indicator includes a power source, a microcontroller communicatively connected to the power source, a radio module communicatively connected to the microcontroller, a display communicatively connected to the microcontroller, and a keypad.



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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