|| List of recent Microcontroller-related patents
| Appliances powered over sas|
Methods and structure for powering storage devices over a sas interface. An exemplary system includes a storage device that includes a receptacle configured to receive a plug that communicates serial attached small computer systems interface compliant signals from a host system.
| Device and performing blood thromboelastographic assays by magnetic sensing|
A magnetic sensor elastometry device (msed) and a method to perform the whole blood thromboelastography assay. It contains key components, including sample cuvette, detecting head, rotating disc, optical motion detector, and etc; and measures viscoelasticity of whole blood samples.
Biomedica Usa, Llc
| Switching power supply apparatus|
A switching power supply apparatus includes a voltage step-up converter that increases input voltage in response to turning on and off of a switching element, a transformer including a primary winding and a secondary winding and the primary winding of which is connected to the output of the voltage step-up converter, a microcontroller that controls the turning on and off of the switching element, an input voltage detection circuit that detects input voltage of the microcontroller, and an intermediate bus voltage detection circuit that detects intermediate bus voltage from the microcontroller. The input voltage detection circuit and the intermediate bus voltage detection circuit are circuits including elements having the same specifications.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
| Method of programming a programmable electronic lockbox system|
A programmable lock system is provided for access restricting and user tracking the system includes a lock mechanism, a microcontroller, and an input device for receiving passing information. The microcontroller reads the received passing information and determines whether to unlock the lock mechanism.
| Programmable light emitting diode (led) driver technique based upon a prefix signal|
Provided is a light emitting diode (led) driver. The led driver includes a microcontroller for setting a level of an output current of the driver.
General Electric Company
| Programmable light emitting diode (led) driver technique based upon an input voltage signal|
Provided is an led driver including an amplifier configured to receive a negative voltage input signal and produce a positive voltage output signal in response thereto. Also included is a microcontroller configured for sensing a value of the positive voltage output signal.
General Electric Company
| Home base station for multiple room coverage with multiple transmitters|
The present disclosure may provide a wireless power system which may be used to provide wireless power transmission (wpt) while using suitable wpt techniques such as pocket-forming. Wireless power system may include a single base station which may be connected to several transmitters.
| 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.
Visunex Medical Systems Co., Ltd.
| Cellular phone ignition interlock device and controlling cellular phone usage|
A ignition interlock device for a vehicle includes a short-range wireless transceiver (e.g. A bluetooth® transceiver) configured to receive a wireless signal from a wireless communications device having a short-range wireless transceiver (e.g.
| Automatic fire targeting and extinguishing system and method|
A system for providing an automatic fire extinguishing system including a tank filled with an extinguishing agent with a targeting system with independently mounted targeting servos and targeting gimbal to position an emitter. A microcontroller provides control signals to the targeting servos and an actuation valve.
Apparatus and powering and networking a rail of a firearm
A method, apparatus and system for networking accessories to a firearm or weapon wherein the accessories are conductively powered from the rail and data is transferred between the accessories and the rail via conductive coupling. In one embodiment, a weapon is provided, the weapon having: an upper receiver; a lower receiver; a powered accessory mounted to a rail of the upper receiver; and an apparatus for conductively networking a microcontroller of the powered accessory to a microcontroller of the upper receiver and a microcontroller of the lower receiver, wherein the data is exclusively provided to the powered accessory from the rail..
Portable device for data encryption/decryption and/or compression/decompression
Portable integrated device (100) for data encryption/decryption and/or compression/decompression including: an outer casing (2); at least one authentication support cryptographic chip (4); at least one first data input/output port (5) adapted to be interfaced with external devices; at least one second data input/output port (6) adapted to be interfaced with external devices; at least one main chip including at least one cpu (3); the cpu (3) including: at least one microprocessor or microcontroller; and at least one cryptographic engine.. .
Single wire programming and debugging interface
A microcontroller has a housing with external pins and an integrated debugging interface using only a single signal pin. In a method for operating a microcontroller as described above, the method includes the step of debugging or programming the microcontroller using only a single signal pin of the external pins..
Microchip Technology Incorporated
Electrode assembly for use with surgical instruments
A system for treating tissue is provided. The system includes a source of electrosurgical energy and one or more microcontrollers.
Sensor for measuring the tilt of a patient's pelvic axis
A sensor and method for providing orientation data regarding a patient's pelvic axis is disclosed. The sensor includes a three axis tilt sensor; a wireless communication module; a power source; and a microcontroller.
Human body movements control using digital computer controlled light signals-written dance language
A high definition (hd) enabled digital light display system adaptable to allow an individual or group to participate in a dance, a march, a celebration, a sport, a game, or other activity requiring body movements is presented. The system comprises a display unit having a plurality of computer designed light signals adaptable to create different light arrangements.
Receiver signal strength indicator meter for automatic antenna alignment in indoor and outdoor mount applications
An antenna rssi meter includes a microcontroller unit for digitizing an antenna receiver voltage signal, converting the digitized antenna receiver voltage signal into a receiver signal level in accordance with a predefined antenna specification, and converting the receiver signal level into the antenna tuning signal in accordance with the predefined antenna specification. The antenna rssi meter includes an input communication port for receiving the antenna receiver voltage signal from an antenna and providing the antenna receiver voltage signal to the microcontroller unit, the antenna rssi meter also includes an output communication port for receiving the antenna tuning signal from the microcontroller unit and providing the antenna tuning signal to an antenna auto-aligning mechanism for adjusting position and orientation of the antenna..
Zte (usa) Inc.
Wireless kitchen appliance operated on an induction heating cooker
The present invention relates to a kitchen appliance (1) operated wirelessly on an induction heating cooker (k), comprising a programmable microcontroller (2), one or more than one electronic circuit (3) that provides the microcontroller (2) to control the communication means, user interface and sensors, providing communication with the induction heating cooker (k) whereon the kitchen appliance (1) is operated, a power control circuitry (4) that supplies the microcontroller (2) and the electronic circuits (3) with low level dc voltage, a receiver coil (5) that partially collects and provides transfer of the power generated by the induction coil (b) in the induction heating cooker (k) to the power control circuitry (4), a rectifier (6) that converts the ac voltage delivered from the receiver coil (5) to dc voltage and a buffer capacitor (7) which filters the dc voltage at the rectifier (6) outlet.. .
Arcelik Anonim Sirketi
Ultrasonic sensor control system for occupancy sensing
An active ultrasonic room occupancy sensor with the output amplitude of the transmitter controlled by the amplitude of power applied to the transmitter to control the zone of coverage for a sensor. An adjustable voltage regulator under control of a microcontroller applies controlled amplitude voltage to the transmitter to adjust the output amplitude of the transmitter.
The Watt Stopper, Inc.
Charge pump system, devices and methods for an implantable stimulator
A medical device for providing an electrical stimulation therapy for a patient includes a microcontroller configured to generate a plurality of electrical pulses and a control signal. The medical device includes a stimulation driver coupled to the microcontroller.
Systems and methods for reducing power consumption in an implantable medical device
A medical device for providing a stimulation therapy includes stimulation circuitry configured to provide a plurality of electrical pulses to be delivered to a patient. The stimulation circuitry contains a microcontroller configured to generate the electrical pulses.
Mobile custom-made hand-held chemical detection device for interfacing with a smart device
A mobile custom-made hand-held chemical detection device interfacing with a smart device. The device includes at least one sensor, a microcontroller, and a bluetooth module.
Colorimeter calibration system and methods
A toy playset with a colorimeter and method of calibration is provided. The colorimeter may include the combination of a microcontroller with multiple switchable output ports, a light source connected to three of the output ports, and a photo transistor for sensing reflected light.
Power storage device, power system and electric vehicle
An electronic storage module includes a plurality of batteries, a primary monitoring circuit configured to detect an operating state of the plurality of batteries, a microcontroller unit connected to the primary monitoring circuit via a primary communication path, and a secondary monitoring circuit connected to the microcontroller unit via a secondary communication path. The secondary monitoring circuit is configured to detect the operating state of the plurality of batteries when a determination is made of an abnormality in the primary communication path, or an abnormality in the operating state of the primary monitoring circuit..
Portable identification transmitter for a passive access system of a motor vehicle and the energy-saving operation of the identification transmitter
A portable identification transmitter for a passive access system of a motor vehicle includes an electrical buffer store which is coupled to an lf circuit assembly in order to charge the electrical buffer store via an energy draw from electromagnetic fields coupled in via lf antennas. Also included is an electronic switching device which can decouple a battery from a microcontroller of the passive access system.
Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst Gmbh & Co.
Contact lens cleaning system with monitor
The invention monitors the neutralization process involving hydrogen peroxide solution and a hydrogen peroxide neutralization catalyst and compares measured values with theoretical values. The system monitors the chemical reaction and notifies the user of the neutralization status.
Novabay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Flexible impact sensor for use with a headpiece
An impact sensor for characterizing impact at a headpiece comprises: a flexible base; an acceleration sensor provided on the flexible base and configured to generate impact data; a control unit provided on the flexible base and configured to receive the impact data from the acceleration sensor; a power source provided on the flexible base and in communication with the acceleration sensor and the microcontroller; a communication module provided on the flexible base and configured to send impact data for processing; and a housing enclosing the flexible base, the acceleration sensor, the microcontroller and the power source, the housing shaped and constructed for mounting an interior surface of the headpiece such that it is flush with internal geometry of the headpiece.. .
Impakt Protective Inc.
Universal game pedal controller and method therefor
A universal game pedal controller and method of emulating the output of multiple game pedal controllers in a universal game pedal controller are disclosed. A universal game pedal controller according to the present invention provides a microcontroller-based interface board for mapping the inputs from multiple pedal sensors to analog outputs of a primary game controller interface having a common adapter cable port, and adapter cables configured to connect the interface board to different primary game controllers.
Relay attack prevention for passive entry/passive start systems
A keyfob is disclosed for use in detecting an attack on a vehicle. The keyfob includes a microcontroller, a wake receiver and an accelerometer.
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Mma glove incorporating a tightly secured wireless impact processing circuit
An improved mixed martial art (“mma”) glove includes an impact sensing circuit board that holds a microcontroller, a three-axis accelerometer, a wireless interface chip, and is coupled to an impact sensing circuit. The circuit board is securely mounted to the wrist portion of the improved mma glove by one or more sewing holes..
Boxng Tech Limited
Autonomous artificial heart
Embodiments of the disclosed technology are directed to a self-contained, totally implantable blood pump that replaces the whole heart. It is a small spherical device that encloses all of its blood propulsion dynamics.
Vehicle keyfob with accelerometer to extend battery life
A keyfob is disclosed for use with a vehicle. The keyfob includes a microcontroller, a wake receiver, an antenna coupled to the wake receiver, and an accelerometer.
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Electronic cigarette and controlling electronic cigarette emitting light
An electronic cigarette and a method for controlling an electronic cigarette emitting light are provided, the electronic cigarette includes a microcontroller, a light emitting unit and a power supply unit; wherein the microcontroller is electrically connected to the power supply unit, the light emitting unit is electrically connected to the microcontroller and the power supply unit; the power supply unit is configured to supply power to the microcontroller and the light emitting unit; the microcontroller is configured to control the light emitting unit in different light emitting states, so as to indicate the different smoking states of the electronic cigarette; the different light emitting states of the light emitting unit includes: gradually brightening to a preset first brightness, gradually darkening from the preset first brightness to a preset second brightness and maintaining the second brightness within a preset period of time, and stopping emitting light.. .
Drug delivery automatically reducing drug dosage
A drug delivery device which includes a fluid drug reservoir, a catheter, a controllable fluid transfer device, e.g., a pump mechanism or valve, and a drug delivery control means: the drug delivery control means comprises a controller, e.g., a microprocessor or microcontroller which is operable to automatically reduce the rate of drug delivery over a certain reduction interval (e.g., multiple days) from an initial dosage value to a final dosage value.. .
Systems and methods for providing color management control in a lighting panel
Provided are systems and methods for providing a stabilized color management system in a solid state lighting panel. Methods according to some embodiments include receiving, in the microcontroller, a color management reference value corresponding to a color characteristic of the solid state lighting panel and adjusting a control mode of the microcontroller responsive to the color management reference value..
Secondary side phase-cut dimming angle detection
Phase angle detection techniques for phase-cut dimming lighting circuitry are disclosed. A phase-cut lighting driver circuit may include galvanic isolation circuitry having a primary and secondary side.
Lighting systems with uniform led brightness
Solid state lighting systems are disclosed for providing uniform brightness of leds serially connected in a string. In some embodiments, the leds can be powered directly from the mains such that no switch-mode power supply or the output storage elements associated therewith are needed.
A training toilet design that can be adapted for either a dog or a cat or other animal and even for a young human child is disclosed. A space or enclosure receives the trainee and upon receipt a switch is actuated.
Integration of electronic chips onto a photonic chip
Methods, structures, apparatus, devices, and materials to facilitate the integration of electronic integrated circuits (chips) including drivers, amplifiers, microcontrollers, etc., onto/into photonic integrated circuits (chips) using recessed windows exhibiting controlled depths onto/into the photonic chip. The electronic chips are positioned into the recessed windows and electrical connections between the electronic chips and the photonic chip are achieved by flip-chip techniques with predefined traces at a bottom of the recessed windows or direct wire bonding.
Method for low power boot for microcontroller
A microcontroller includes a clock generator having an internal reference clock, a system mode controller establishing an operating mode, a flash memory having an internal clock and a non-volatile option register, and a boot mode selection logic circuit coupled to the system mode controller and the flash memory. The logic circuit outputs a boot mode selection signal instructing the microcontroller to boot in a very low power run (vlpr) mode or a run mode.
Method for providing a generic interface and microcontroller having a generic interface
A microcontroller for a control unit, in particular for a vehicle control unit, includes a central processing unit (cpu), at least one interface-unspecific input module, at least one interface-unspecific output module, at least one routing unit and at least one arithmetic unit for processing interface-specific information. The microcontroller is configurable in such a way that the at least one interface-unspecific input module, the at least one interface-unspecific output module, the at least one routing unit and the at least one arithmetic unit for processing interface-specific information fulfill functions corresponding to one of multiple serial interfaces, in particular of spi, uart, lin, can, psi5, flexray, sent, ic2, msc or ethernet.
Method for providing a generic interface and microcontroller having a generic interface
A microcontroller for a control unit, in particular for a vehicle control unit, includes a central processing unit (cpu), at least one interface-unspecific input module, at least one interface-unspecific output module, at least one routing unit and at least one arithmetic unit for processing interface-specific information. The microcontroller is configurable in such a way that the at least one interface-unspecific input module, the at least one interface-unspecific output module, the at least one routing unit and the at least one arithmetic unit for processing interface-specific information fulfill functions corresponding to one of multiple serial interfaces, in particular of spi, uart, lin, can, psi5, flexray, sent, ic2, msc or ethernet..
Method for providing a generic interface and microcontroller having a generic interface
A microcontroller for a control unit or a vehicle control unit, includes a central processing unit (cpu), at least one interface-unspecific input module, at least one interface-unspecific output module, at least one routing unit and at least one arithmetic unit for processing interface-specific information. The microcontroller is configurable so that the at least one interface-unspecific input module, the at least one interface-unspecific output module, the at least one routing unit and the at least one arithmetic unit for processing interface-specific information fulfill the functions corresponding to one of multiple serial interfaces, in particular of spi, uart, lin, can, psi5, flexray, sent or ethernet.
Memory device using extended interface commands
A memory device includes a serial interface buffer that receives a hardware-decodable command and an extended interface command. The memory device also includes a logic module that directs the hardware-decodable command to a register for execution by a microcontroller.
Optimized power supply architecture
A power supply architecture provides for the efficient distribution and failsafe monitoring of power in a microcontroller system. The power supply architecture incorporates various components with high integrity and diverse monitoring schemes that allow the associated control processors to operate with high safety standards.
Thermostat user interface
A user-friendly, network-connected learning thermostat is described. The thermostat is made up of (1) a wall-mountable backplate that includes a low-power consuming microcontroller used for activities such as polling sensors and switching on and off the hvac functions, and (2) separable head unit that includes a higher-power consuming microprocessor, color lcd backlit display, user input devices, and wireless communications modules.
Encoded information reading terminal with wireless path selecton 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.
Device for communication between an electronic module and a sensor
Arranged such that the command signal at the output of the command signal regulation device is a voltage signal of constant mean value and included in the power supply voltage window of the microcontroller of the sensor.. .
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.
Portable spa monitoring and control circuitry
Control circuitry for controlling a spa water heater, wherein a microcontroller is configured to detect zero crossings of an a.c. Line voltage from a voltage sense signal, to cause closing of a first heater relay and a second heater relay, to detect the time at which heater current is initially sensed by a current sensor after the initial closing of the second heater relay, to measure a time delay between the time that the second heater relay is closed and the time at which heater current is initially sensed, and to adjust the time at which a second closing of the second heater relay occurs such that zero crossings of the heater current occur at the same time as zero crossings of the voltage waveform.
Automated local thermal management system
The automated local thermal management system (20) includes a plurality of heated clothing articles (22). A first control device (36) with a first microcontroller (52) having a first memory includes a plurality of output drivers (28) each electrically connected to a vehicle power source and to the heated clothing articles (22) for providing an output current to the heated clothing articles (22).
Hand-held test meter with time-multiplexed phase detection
A hand-held test meter for use with an analytical test strip in determining an analyte in a fluid sample includes a housing retaining a microcontroller block and a phase-shift-measurement block. The measurement block includes a signal-generation sub-block that provides an excitation voltage signal; an interface sub-block that receives the analytical test strip and permits applying the voltage excitation signal to the test strip to provide a resultant current signal; a transimpedance conversion sub-block that receives the resultant current signal and provides a resultant voltage signal; and a phase detector responsive to the resultant voltage signal and a reference signal.
System and alleviating sleep apnea
A system and method for controlling a device to alleviate sleep apnea comprises determining whether a user of the device is asleep by a microcontroller operatively connected to the device. Using a sensor operatively connected to the microcontroller, it is determined whether a breathing anomaly of the user is detected while the user is asleep.
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.
Safety accessory with situational awareness and data retention
A video recording system for a head safety device includes a microcontroller and an accelerometer mounted in the head safety device. The accelerometer is coupled to the microcontroller.
System, method, and device for measuring and reporting changing levels of liquids in storage tanks
A system for measuring and reporting changing levels of liquids in a storage tank includes a sensing device having a fluid level sensor, an accelerometer, a wireless transceiver, and a microcontroller for detecting the volume of liquid in the storage tank in response to determining that the storage tank is not moving and sending an alert message if the volume of liquid in the storage tank has changed from a previous volume by a threshold amount. The system also includes a central tracking computer having a tracking database and being interfaced to the internet, and a master control unit attached to the storage tank.
Wireless warning light programming
An example system for wirelessly changing a light flash pattern in a light element of a vehicle includes: a light element attached to a vehicle; a controller circuit located in the light element configured for receiving a light flash pattern signal, wherein the controller circuit includes: an antenna; a microcontroller configured for data communication; a lighting control circuit configured for controlling a light flash pattern of the light element; and an eeprom used for storing the light flash pattern signal; and a transmitter device capable of transmitting the light pattern signal to the controller circuit.. .
Cooking appliance for processing and preparing foods with an external user interface
A cooking appliance for processing and preparing foods with an external user interface that includes a base structure (48) on which a support suitable for holding a container (2) containing foods to be processed is assembled, motorized driving device suitable for rotating detachable stirring or cutting means inside the container (2), an electronic circuit for powering and controlling thent driving device and heat energy transferring means controlled by an appliance microcontroller, a user interface integrated in a user computing device (d) detached with respect to the appliance for inputting operating parameters of the appliance, and the user computing device (d) is communicated with the appliance microprocessor through a wireless communication interface for inputting operating instructions of the appliance or cooking programs.. .
Cooking appliance for processing and preparing foods
A cooking appliance for processing and preparing foods that includes a base structure (48) on which a support suitable for holding a container (2) containing foods to be processed is assembled, a motorized driving device suitable for rotating a detachable stirring or cutting device inside the container (2), an electronic circuit for powering and controlling the driving device and a heat energy transferring device which is controlled by an appliance microcontroller, and a dedicated computing device (85) integrating a user interface and a telecommunication interface, which, depending on the instructions provided by a user, is suitable for at least sending instructions containing cooking parameters and/or programs to the appliance microcontroller through a data bus and for displaying any anomaly detected by the appliance microcontroller through a multifunction touch screen.. .
Interruption of chip component managing tasks
Embodiments include receiving, at a microcontroller of a chip, a request to execute a first task having a first priority. Embodiments further include determining that a second task having a second priority is currently executing.
Electronic device and power management method
An electronic device includes a central processing unit (cpu), a plurality of power driving circuits, and a control unit. The control unit includes a microcontroller and a storage electronically connected to the microcontroller, the microcontroller is electronically connected to the cpu and the power driving circuits.
Competitive photo rig
A specialized multi-smartphone rig is configured to simultaneously hold and operate multiple camera-equipped smartphones to enable capture of the same image by each camera under identical conditions using a single shutter release button on the rig. Because smartphones typically vary in how much time they use to process user input, custom native applications (“apps”) are installed on each smartphone to enable the cameras to operate in a synchronized manner.
Systems and methods for processing data with microcontroller based retry features
A data processing system is disclosed including a data detector, a data decoder and a microcontroller. The data detector is operable to apply a data detection algorithm to generate detected values for data sectors.
Mobile device and microcontroller unit
A microcontroller unit (mcu) characterized by including a buffer is provided. The mcu is a part of a mobile device.
Animal health monitoring system
Systems and methods for animal health monitoring are described. In one embodiment, an animal health monitoring system includes a ruminant bolus transponder, a high frequency radio frequency transceiver device, and at least one base station including a high frequency radio frequency transceiver, wherein the high frequency radio frequency transceiver device is proximally located to the bolus transponder, wherein the ruminant bolus periodically emerges from a low power dormant state and measures data including at least one sensor measurement including time and date data, wherein the ruminant bolus is configured to store the measured data using the memory connected to the microcontroller in the ruminant bolus, wherein the ruminant bolus periodically emerges from a low power dormant state and transmits the stored data in the memory to the proximally located device via high frequency rf transmission, and wherein the ruminant bolus can be spontaneously activated by a low frequency scanner..
Radio frequency power source having precise power detector
A radio frequency (rf) power source having a precise power detector includes a rf signal generator, a rf power amplifying circuit, a power supply circuit, and a precise power detector. The precise power detector includes a voltage mutual inductor, a current mutual inductor, a precise detecting module, and a microcontroller integrated with an analog-digital (a/d) converter and a micro-processing unit, wherein the voltage mutual inductor and the current mutual inductor are respectively connected with the precise detecting module.
Electronic device comprising elements managed by different standardised protocols and managing communication between those elements
The embodiments of this invention relate to an electronic device (9) intended to be installed in a portable device (1), which electronic device comprises: a microcontroller (13) configured to communicate with a first interface (5) of the portable device in accordance with a first protocol, the said first interface (5) supplying power voltage to the microcontroller, the said power voltage being standardised by the said first protocol, a secure electronic chip component (15) configured to communicate with a second interface (7) of the portable device in accordance with a second protocol, the said second interface (7) supplying power voltage to the secure component, the said power voltage being standardised by the said second protocol, means for communication (17) between the secure component (15) and the microcontroller (13), in which the means for communication comprise a module for voltage adaptation (19) depending on the power voltages supplied by the first and second interfaces.. .
Sports helmet notification system
A sports helmet notification system to be carried by a helmet has a microcontroller in connection with an accelerometer that measures acceleration in three mutually orthogonal directions, a memory device and a notification device. The microcontroller has a predetermined logging setpoint and a predetermined notification setpoint.