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


 System, method, and  a dynamic transaction card patent thumbnailnew patent System, method, and a dynamic transaction card
A dynamic transaction card that includes a transaction card having a number of layers, each of which may be interconnected to one another. For example, a dynamic transaction card may include an outer layer, a potting layer, a touch sensor layer, a display layer (including, for example, leds, a dot matrix display, and the like), a microcontroller storing firmware, java applets, java applet integration, and the like, an emv chip, an energy storage component, one or more antenna (e.g., bluetooth antenna, nfc antenna, and the like), a power management component, a flexible printed circuit board (pcb), a chassis, and/or a card backing layer..
Capital One Services, Llc.


 Dynamic transaction card protected by dropped card detection patent thumbnailnew patent Dynamic transaction card protected by dropped card detection
A dynamic transaction card that includes a transaction card having a number of layers, each of which may be interconnected to one another. For example, a dynamic transaction card may include an outer layer, a potting layer, a sensor layer that may detect and identify a card free fall and/or subsequent impact, which may trigger a microcontroller to send a mobile notification to a cardholder notifying the user that the card has been dropped, and/or may disable or deactivate the card and/or a user account associated with the card, a display layer (including, for example, leds, a dot matrix display, and the like), a microcontroller storing firmware, java applets, java applet integration, and the like, an emv™ chip, an energy storage component, one or more antenna (e.g., bluetooth™ antenna, nfc antenna, and the like), a power management component, a flexible printed circuit board (pcb), a chassis, and/or a card backing layer..
Capital One Services, Llc.


 System, method, and  a dynamic transaction card patent thumbnailnew patent System, method, and a dynamic transaction card
A dynamic transaction card that includes a transaction card having a number of layers, each of which may be interconnected to one another. For example, a dynamic transaction card may include an outer layer, a potting layer, a touch sensor layer, a display layer (including, for example, leds, a dot matrix display, and the like), a microcontroller storing firmware, java applets, java applet integration, and the like, an emv chip, an energy storage component, one or more antenna (e.g., bluetooth antenna, nfc antenna, and the like), a power management component, a flexible printed circuit board (pcb), a chassis, and/or a card backing layer..
Capital One Services, Llc.


 Dynamic transaction card antenna mounting patent thumbnailnew patent Dynamic transaction card antenna mounting
A dynamic transaction card that includes a transaction card having a number of layers, each of which may be interconnected to one another. For example, a dynamic transaction card may include an outer protective layer, a core layer, a potting layer, a touch sensor layer, a display layer (including, for example, leds, a dot matrix display, and the like), a microcontroller storing firmware, java applets, java applet integration, and the like, an emv™ chip, an energy storage component, one or more antennas (e.g., bluetooth™ antenna, nfc antenna, and the like), a power management component, a flexible printed circuit board (pcb), a chassis, and/or a card backing layer, which may include a back protective layer.
Capital One Services, Llc.


 Wirelessly controlled led electronic necktie patent thumbnailnew patent Wirelessly controlled led electronic necktie
A necktie with integrated, individually addressable, multi-colored light emitting diode (led) modules arranged in a rectangular matrix format. These led modules are connected together and controlled by means of an onboard microcontroller.

 Improper spinal curvature warning apparatus patent thumbnailImproper spinal curvature warning apparatus
An improper spinal curvature warning apparatus includes: a main body having a casing and a patch installed under the casing, a casing port formed at an end of the casing, and a system board installed in the casing and electrically connected to at least one microcontroller and a power supply device; an end frame device having an end frame casing and a patch installed under the end frame; a stretching device having a stretching member with an end inserted into the casing port and the other end connected to the end frame casing; a position sensor installed on the system board and electrically connected to a microcontroller; and at least one warning device electrically connected the microcontroller, so that if a wearer's spine is in an improper curvature condition, a warning message will be issued to remind the wearer to adjust the posture and prevent spinal disease and injury.. .

 Secure processing unit systems and methods patent thumbnailSecure processing unit systems and methods
A hardware secure processing unit (spu) is described that can perform both security functions and other information appliance functions using the same set of hardware resources. Because the additional hardware required to support security functions is a relatively small fraction of the overall device hardware, this type of spu can be competitive with ordinary non-secure cpus or microcontrollers that perform the same functions.
Intertrust Technologies Corporation


 Software platform for embedded systems patent thumbnailSoftware platform for embedded systems
A software platform for embedded systems. In one embodiment, a package is received and stored in memory of a computer system.
Renesas Electronics America Inc.


 Software architecture for embedded systems patent thumbnailSoftware architecture for embedded systems
Provided herein are various systems, methods and architectures for enabling a microcontroller manufacturer to provide certain modification functionality to product vendors, while still maintaining the level of control needed to ensure that a product vendor does not inadvertently (or otherwise) create code that causes the microcontroller to not work properly. In one embodiment, this functionality can be performed through the steps of displaying an initial stack of software modules to a user, receiving instructions to modify the initial stack of software modules to create a modified stack of software modules, compiling the modified stack of software modules to produce compiled computer instructions, and flashing the embedded memory of the microcontroller with the compiled computer instructions..
Renesas Electronics America Inc.


Vibratory flow meter and method to generate digital frequency outputs

A device and method to generate digital serial frequency outputs in a coriolis flow meter is provided. The present invention provides the theoretically lowest jitter for a given input clock, the highest possible pulse count accuracy, the highest possible absolute accuracy, easily implementable other aspects (including quadrature, pulse width, etc.) and requires no specialized external hardware, and is, therefore, implemented with commonly available serial output hardware found in most microcontrollers..
Micro Motion, Inc.

Traffic pollution indicator

A traffic pollution indicator mounts to an air vent of a car or other vehicle to detect pollution and present pollution information to passengers. The traffic pollution indicator includes one or more sensors for detecting pollution, one or more microcontrollers and one or more communication devices to communicate with one or more display devices.

Determining a rotor offset

A system and method for determining a microstep rotor offset of a stepper motor is provided. The system includes a microcontroller configured to control voltage applied to a first coil and a second coil provided to operate the stepper motor; a back electro-magnetic force (bemf) detection circuit configured to detect bemf generated from the stepper motor.

System and processes for commissioning indoor industrial lighting

Processes for commissioning an indoor lighting system composed of a plurality of lighting fixtures, each including a lighting associate, include the steps of establishing a direct connection table for each lighting associate; forming a full direct connection table represented as a square matrix and comprising data derived from all direct connection tables; grouping the lighting associates using an element reduction operation on the square matrix; and transmitting a group direct connection matrix to each lighting associate. The lighting fixtures may include a first transmitter for transmitting a first message to a second lighting associate; a first receiver for receiving a second message from the second lighting associate; a second transmitter for transmitting a third message via a lighting associate support network; a second receiver for receiving a fourth message via the lighting associate support network; an interval timer; a microcontroller in communication with the interval timer, programmable to execute a networking and communication algorithm to process the first, second, third, and fourth messages; an led lamp; and a switch between the lamp and a power line, controllable by the microcontroller..
General Electric Company

High efficiency primary and secondary bias flyback converter with dual outputs

This disclosure relates to flyback transformer-based power converters that are capable of providing multiple output voltage levels. With respect to usb-pd adapter design, the flyback converter's output may be changed from 12v to 20v—based on the charging device's request.
Apple Inc.

Request to exit two-wire control module

A rex activation detection and control module system configured to allow a rex device having at least four connectors to electrically connect with acs devices having at least four connectors, while only connecting two wires to the rex device. The system comprises a first rex input/output device comprising two couplings and a second rex input/output device comprising at least four couplings.
Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.

System and power loss protection of storage device

Embodiments generally relate to power loss protection in a computing system. The present technology discloses techniques that enable a graceful removal of power using a microcontroller controller in communication with a backup power supply.
Quanta Computer Inc.

Code replacement for irrigation controllers

Some embodiments provide irrigation controllers comprising: a housing; a control unit including a first microcontroller configured to execute irrigation programs and a first set of code; and a removable plug-in device that removably mates with a portion of the irrigation controller and communicationally couples to the first microcontroller, wherein the plug-in device comprises a memory storing a second set of code to replace at least a portion of the first set of code, wherein the plug-in device is configured to re-flash at least a portion of the first set of code allowing a copy of the second set of code to overwrite at least the portion of the first set of code; wherein the first set of code comprises a bootloader that writes the copy of the second set of code over the first set of code with the exception of the bootloader that is not written over.. .
Rain Bird Corporation

Core independent peripheral based ultrasonic ranging peripheral

A ranging function is implemented using a collection of core independent peripherals (cips) in a microcontroller without software overhead to the central processor during operation thereof. A pulse width modulation (pwm) peripheral generates a high frequency drive signal, a counter to set the duration of the pwm drive signal (pulse), and a second timer coupled to a comparator to measure the time it takes to receive back a reflection of the ranging signal from an object.
Microchip Technology Incorporated

Autonomous sensor fish to support advanced hydropower development

An improved sensor fish with robust design and enhanced measurement capabilities. This sensor fish contains sensors for acceleration, rotation, magnetic field intensity, pressure, and temperature.
Battelle Memorial Institute

Automatic cable spooling device

An automatic cable spooling device is provided, comprising a frame adapted to rotatably hold a spooling drum; a drum motor operatively connected to the drum; and a levelwind arm positioned adjacent to the drum. The levelwind arm is movable in a plane aligned with the rotational axis of the drum.

Collective objects management system with improved object data base management

A collective objects data base management system for objects such as documents contained in file folders in drawers of file cabinets. Each file folder has an electrical circuit with a visible indicator mounted on the file folder.

Electronic circuit for controlling an actuator

The present invention provides an electronic circuit for controlling an actuator comprising a transceiver unit (1) for a bus system the bus terminal (2) of which has a monostable behaviour with an active period of greater than 1 ms, wherein the transceiver unit (1) is controlled by a microcontroller (3), wherein the monostable behaviour of the transceiver unit (1) is switched off with additionally superimposed control pulses, wherein the time interval between two control pulses is smaller than the monostable active period of the transceiver unit (1) and the control pulses are generated by temporal combination of two control signals the time resolution of which is lower than the pulse duration of the control pulses derived therefrom, which is implemented by use of a rc combination (4) and/or a logic gate (6) with a differentiating or delaying effect.. .
Ifm Electronic Gmbh

Mobile devices charging system and method

The invention comprises systems and methods for transferring energy between mobile 370 devices such as smartphones comprising: energy transfer means; at least one accelerometer; a micro-controller with predefined instructions, is adapted to control charging parameters; a dc-dc converter; wherein, said accelerometer readings are processed and fed into said microcontroller for controlling said charging parameters using said predefined instructions; further wherein, control over said charge parameters is 375 achieved by changing the position of at least one of the mobile devices. A number of different embodiments are provided allowing for different transfer schemes..

Battery module architecture with horizontal and vertical expandability

A battery module architecture including a plurality of battery cells coupled electrically in series and having a combined battery potential proportional to the combined sum of the battery cells is controlled by microcontroller to balance battery cell voltages by a battery cell voltage balancer having a discharging circuit and a plurality of differential conductive connections each respectively coupled to positive and negative terminals of one of the battery cells.. .
Elitise Llc

Personal safety and security light

A personal safety and security light used to deter aggressors, visually and audibly alert people within proximity, and illuminate surrounding areas. The personal safety and security light includes a casing, a plurality of lights, a microcontroller, a sound emitting device, a power supply and a trigger.

Secure tunneling access to debug test ports on non-volatile memory storage units

Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for receiving one or more debug communications and programming, via a bus, a set of debug registers with debug information corresponding to the one or more debug communications. Additionally, tunnel logic hardware may be instructed to transfer the debug information from the set of debug registers to one or more test access ports of an intelligent device such as a non-volatile memory storage unit having a microcontroller.
Intel Corporation

Microcontroller input/output connector state retention in low-power modes

A microcontroller is operable in a low-power mode and includes one or more i/o connectors, as well as an i/o controller operable to provide control signals for controlling a state of a particular one of the i/o connectors. The i/o controller is powered off or deactivated during the low-power mode.
Atmel Corporation

Electronic timepiece for identifying time by colored light

An electronic timepiece for identifying time by colored light. The electronic timepiece is configured to identify time utilizing colored light corresponding to predetermined digits, rather than identifying time in digital or analog fashion.

Method of motion processing and related mobile device and microcontroller unit

Methods of motion processing and related devices are provided. A representative method includes: generating a plurality of first sensor samples; generating a plurality of second sensor samples at a sampling rate according a first clock signal; storing the second sensor samples in a first buffer; fetching the first sensor samples; fetching the second sensor samples in batches from the first buffer; merging the first sensor samples and the second sensor samples to form a sensing merged signal; storing the sensing merged signal in a second buffer; providing a first preset processing signal; and selectively performing a second preset processing according to the first preset processing signal..
Cyweemotion Hk Limited

Bidirectional dc/dc converter for a charging system

In one embodiment, a bidirectional dc/dc converter includes a dc/ac inverter having active switches (e.g., mosfets), and an ac/dc rectifier having a capacitor that performs dc-bias current blocking and active switches (e.g., mosfets) arranged in a bridge configuration. A microcontroller is coupled to the active switches of the dc/ac inverter and ac/dc rectifier and configured to provide control signals thereto according to a control algorithm that, when power is to flow in a forward direction, sends control signals to operate the active switches of the dc/ac inverter at a duty cycle and to disable the active switches of the ac/dc rectifier, and when power is to flow in a reverse direction, sends control signals to operate the active switches of the dc/ac inverter to disable the active switches of the dc/ac inverter and operates the active switches of the ac/dc rectifier at a duty cycle..
Conductive Holding, Llc

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.

Power supply device for electronic atomizer

Disclosed is a power supply device for electronic atomizer, which includes a housing having a battery compartment formed therein, at least a battery installed in the battery compartment and a control circuit having an input side electrically connected with the battery and an output side electrically connected with an output electrode terminal. The control circuit includes a microcontroller unit, a mode selection module connected with the microcontroller unit for selecting working mode of the electronic atomizer, a regulation module connected with the microcontroller unit for regulating working parameter of the electronic atomizer and a start button connected with the microcontroller unit for controlling whether the electronic atomizer starts up.
Shenzhen Jieshibo Technology Co., Ltd.

Multimedia signal transmission device and transmission method thereof

A multimedia signal transmission device includes: a clock signal detector for detecting a clock signal from a signal source and generating a clock index which specifies a frequency of the clock signal; a first microcontroller unit for receiving the clock index and for receiving multiple differential signals from the signal source and generating packets containing these signals; first and second photoelectric modules for transmitting and receiving the multiple minimized differential data signals and the packets as optical signals; a second microcontroller unit for generating the clock index and the multiple differential signals from the packets; and a clock data recovery circuit for receiving one of the multiple minimized differential data signals and receiving the clock index from the second microcontroller unit, and for recovering the clock signal having the specified frequency and synchronized to the multiple minimized differential data signals.. .
Aten International Co., Ltd.

Motor control circuit and use

A motor control circuit is provided, including a first circuit, a second circuit, and a microcontroller. The first circuit is configured to conduct an analog tachometer output signal.
Changzhou Regal-beloit Sinya Motor Co., Ltd

Charging means and secondary battery

A charging means and apparatus which can quickly charge the secondary battery, the apparatus includes a plurality of power supply battery packs, each power supply battery pack corresponds to a charge-discharge circuit, and a microcontroller. The microcontroller sequentially and rotationally selects one of the pluralities of power supply battery packs to charge the secondary battery, and the plurality of power supply battery packs will be recharged after the discharging.

Frequency calibration for audio synthesizers

Techniques and systems for facilitating the calibration of oscillation frequencies for an analog audio synthesizer are disclosed. Included are embodiments for performing the initial calibration of an audio synthesizer and for continuously compensating for the frequency irregularities which originate from insufficient calibration and/or frequency drift of the oscillator circuits.
The Florida International University Board Of Trustees

Systems and methods for recording a collection of a sample of a patient

The systems and methods described herein provide a smarttube collection and logging technique of a patient's (or clinical trial participant/subject) action of self-collection of a biologic sample during a sample collection event. The system for recording the sample collection event may include a shipping container comprising a sensor area, a switch and a microcontroller and sample collector positioned on the sensor area of the shipping container.
Sanis Biomedical Llc

Automobile charger

A novel automobile charger which comprises a direct current voltage supply, wherein a positive pole of the direct current voltage supply is connected with one end or lead of a dc to dc module, one end of a battery voltage detection module and one end of a load module simultaneously, while a negative pole of the direct current voltage supply is connected with another end of the dc to dc module, one end of a microcontroller, one end of an automobile start control module and another end of the battery voltage detection module simultaneously. A third end of the dc to dc module is connected with another end of the microcontroller.
Wang's International, Inc.

Method, device, and computer-readable storage medium for awaking electronic equipment

A method, device, and computer-readable storage medium for awaking electronic equipment. The method for awaking the electronic equipment includes monitoring whether a first processor needs to be awaked, when the first processor is powered off; and controlling a power supply module to supply power to the first processor to awake the first processor, if the first processor needs to be awaked.
Xiaomi Inc.

Microcontroller architecture with access stealing

A microcontroller system is disclosed that includes an access stealing monitor coupled to a bus that is configured to receive a first access request from the bus for a first peripheral, duplicate the first access request, transform the first access request to a second access request on a second peripheral, and transfer the second access request to the bus. In another embodiment, a first peripheral coupled to the bus is configured to receive a first access request from the bus for the first peripheral, duplicate the first access request and transform the first access request to a second access request.
Atmel Corporation

Load store circuit with dedicated single or dual bit shift circuit and opcodes for low power accelerator processor

Described examples include integrated circuits such as microcontrollers with a low energy accelerator processor circuit or other application specific integrated processor circuit including a load store circuit operative to perform load and store operations associated with at least one register and a low gate count shift circuit to selectively shift the data of the register by only an integer number bits less than the register data width without using a barrel shifter for low power operation to support vector operations for fft or filtering functions.. .
Texas Instruments Incorporated

Heterogeneous energy efficient distribution of on-chip power supplies and power network on-chip system for scalable power delivery

A heterogeneous power distribution system for an integrated circuit includes a power network-on-chip that receives electrical power from one or more off-chip power converters. The power network-on-chip includes a mesh of power routers to power a plurality of on-chip loads.

Remotely monitored battery system

A client device wirelessly receives data including (i) a remaining lifetime and (ii) a charge state of a battery. The data is determined by a battery diagnostic device including a battery gauge, operatively connected to the battery, which measures a stored energy in the battery, and at least one transceiver operatively connected to the battery gauge through a microcontroller.
Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.

Vehicular camera with on-board microcontroller

A vehicular camera includes a lens, an image processor configured to receive images from the lens, and a microcontroller containing flash memory. The microcontroller is connected to the image processor by a first bus through which command data is communicated to the image processor from the microcontroller.
Magna Electronics Inc.

Beverage brewing using the same

The beverage brewing system includes a liquid conduit system fluidly coupled to a liquid source, a brew head in fluid communication with the liquid conduit system and configured to selectively receive and retain a quantity of beverage medium to be brewed by liquid delivered by the liquid conduit system during a brew cycle. A pump fluidly coupled with the liquid conduit system between the liquid source and the brew head displaces a fixed quantity of liquid from the liquid source to the brew head during a pump revolution.
Remington Designs, Llc

Inductive heating device, aerosol-delivery system comprising an inductive heating device, and operating same

An inductive heating device (1) for heating an aerosol-forming substrate (20) comprising a susceptor (21) comprises: a device housing (10), a dc power source (11) for providing a dc supply voltage(vdc) and a dc current (idc), a power supply electronics (13) comprising a dc/ac converter (132), the dc/ac converter (132) comprising an lc load network (1323) comprising a series connection of a capacitor (c2) and an inductor (l2) having an ohmic resistance (rcoil), a cavity (14) in the device housing (10) for accommodating a portion of the aerosol-forming substrate (20) to inductively couple the inductor (l2) of the lc load network (1323) to the susceptor (21). The power supply electronics (13) further comprises a microcontroller (131) to determine from the dc supply voltage (vdc) and the dc current (idc) an apparent ohmic resistance (ra), and from the apparent ohmic resistance (ra) the temperature (t) of the susceptor (21)..
Philip Morris Products S.a.

Inductive heating device, aerosol delivery system comprising an inductive heating device, and operating same

An inductive heating device (1) for heating an aerosol-forming substrate (20) comprising a susceptor (21) comprises: a device housing (10), a dc power source (11) for providing a dc supply voltage (vdc) and a dc current (idc), a power supply electronics (13) comprising a dc/ac converter (132) comprising an lc load network (1323) comprising a series connection of a capacitor (c2) and an inductor (l2) having an ohmic resistance (rcoil), a cavity (14) in the device housing (10) for accommodating a portion of the aerosol-forming substrate (20) to inductively couple the inductor (l2) to the susceptor (21). The power supply electronics (13) further comprises a microcontroller (131) programmed to determine from the dc supply voltage (vdc) and from the dc current (idc) an apparent ohmic resistance (ra), and from the apparent ohmic resistance (ra) the temperature (t) of the susceptor (21).
Philip Morris Products S.a.



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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