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Date/App# patent app List of recent Microcontroller-related patents
06/16/16
20160174349 
 Wallmount dual beam sensing device patent thumbnailWallmount dual beam sensing device
A wallmount dual beam sensing device has a microcontroller unit (mcu) mounted inside a housing and electrically connected to an ambient light detector, an infrared detector and a microwave sensing module. The mcu determines if the infrared detector and the microwave sensing module are activated according to detected luminance by the ambient light detector and outputs a control signal when the infrared detector and the microwave sensing module are activated and any one of the infrared detector and the microwave sensing module detects the presence of people in a monitored environment.
Ir-tec International Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173088 
 Integrated hall-controlled switch devices patent thumbnailIntegrated hall-controlled switch devices
Embodiments relate to hall-controlled switch devices. In an embodiment, a hall switch and a load switch are integrated in a single integrated circuit device.
Infineon Technologies Ag


06/16/16
20160171864 
 Activity monitoring  accident detection and response patent thumbnailActivity monitoring accident detection and response
Various embodiments are presented for one or more wearable electronic devices which may be mounted on or integrated into, e.g., helmets, clothing, gear, vehicles, body portions, etc. These embodiments may be used in a variety of contexts in which user injury may occur, e.g., in outdoor sports, construction environments, military exercises, etc.
Saphibeat Technologies, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171844 
 Electronic deterrence devices patent thumbnailElectronic deterrence devices
An example electronic deterrence device includes a housing, and one or more first and second indicator lights. The one or more second indicator lights, when illuminated, illuminate a textual message visible from a front of the housing.

06/16/16
20160171206 
 Hardware-based device authentication patent thumbnailHardware-based device authentication
An opportunity for a computing device to participate in a secure session with a particular domain is identified. A domain identifier of the particular domain is received and a secured microcontroller of the computing device is used to identify a secured, persistent hardware identifier of the computing device stored in secured memory of the computing device.
Mcafee, Inc.


06/16/16
20160170503 
 Interactive stylus with discrete circuit multiplexing system patent thumbnailInteractive stylus with discrete circuit multiplexing system
A discrete circuit multiplexing system in an interactive stylus is provided. The discrete circuit multiplexing system includes a first electrode and second electrode positioned in a stylus body, with a shared transmitting sub-system coupled to the first electrode and the second electrode.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


06/16/16
20160167913 
 Banknote temporary storage module and reel rotating speed control method thereof patent thumbnailBanknote temporary storage module and reel rotating speed control method thereof
A banknote temporary storage module is provided, including large and small reels driven by first and second power motors respectively, a coiling tape, first and second coded discs, first and second sensors and a microcontroller. The first and second coded discs are fixed on rotating shafts of the large and small reels respectively.
Grg Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160167804 
 Take-off  unmanned aerial vehicles patent thumbnailTake-off unmanned aerial vehicles
An unmanned aerial vehicles take-off system may include at least one winch, at least one towline, at least one dolly on which at least one aircraft is mounted, and at least one battery of the at least one winch. At least one micro-controller unit is connected to the at least one winch, wherein the at least one microcontroller unit is configured to control the activation/deactivation of the at least one winch.
The Boeing Company


06/16/16
20160167241 
 Intelligent shaving system having sensors patent thumbnailIntelligent shaving system having sensors
Methods and apparatuses for an intelligent shaving system is disclosed herein. An example intelligent shaving system includes a handle, at least one blade connected to the handle, a microcontroller attached to the handle, a wireless communication unit configured to send and receive data from microcontroller to an external device, a memory configured to store data applicable to the at least one blade, and one or more sensors configured to send sensory data from the one or more sensors to microcontroller.

06/16/16
20160166096 
 Device to measure and monitor drinking and eating patent thumbnailDevice to measure and monitor drinking and eating
In described embodiments, the present invention is a cup assembly including a cup holder having a base having a microcontroller, weight sensor and accelerometer incorporated therein, a handle extending upwardly from the base, and a camera support extending upwardly from the base. The camera support supports a digital camera.
Drexel University


06/09/16
20160163485 

Protective circuit for an apparatus


A protective circuit for an apparatus includes an accelerometer having an output and a microcontroller coupled to the output of the accelerometer. The protective circuit also includes a switch for controlling the apparatus coupled to an output of the microcontroller and a load coupled to the switch.
Stmicroelectronics, Inc.


06/09/16
20160162358 

Microcontroller


A microcontroller includes a nonvolatile memory. The microcontroller executes an ecc error detection to detect an ecc error during a main process, which accesses the nonvolatile memory, and an interrupt process when the ecc error occurs.
Denso Corporation


06/09/16
20160162022 

Wearable wireless hmi device


A wearable gesture control interface apparatus is used to control a controllable device based on gestures provided by a user. The wearable gesture control interface apparatus includes (i) sensors configured to detect user orientation and movement and generate corresponding sensor data and (ii) a microcontroller configured to: sample the sensor data from the sensors, determine whether the sensor data from one of the sensors meets transmission criteria; and if the sensor data meets the transmission criteria, transmitting control data corresponding to all of the sensors to the controllable device..

06/09/16
20160161735 

Modular holographic sighting system


A lightweight holographic sighting system is provided that is designed to minimize optical aberrations common with earlier holographic sighting systems. The system has a modular construction that is more economic and conducive to high volume production, in terms of complexity of required fixturing and availability of materials, than earlier systems.
Tactical Holographic Holdings Llc


06/09/16
20160161533 

Measuring device having a switchable measuring and operating electronics for delivering a measurement signal


A measuring device having a configurable measuring and operating electronics for delivering a measurement signal, includes a measurement transmitter with an electrical current control circuit for outputting a controlled electrical current, wherein in a first manner of operation an electrical current is set in a first range, and in a second manner of operation an electrical current is set in a second range having a greater interval than the first range; the measuring device further having a microcontroller circuit is connected with the electrical current control circuit for delivering a digital signal for operating the electrical current control circuit, wherein the digital signal has a low state and a high state and wherein by operating the electrical current control circuit an output current can be set with an electrical current level in a first interval for the low state and in a second interval for the high state.. .
Endress+hauser Flowtec Ag


06/09/16
20160161420 

Multi-functional precious stone testing apparatus and method thereof


A multi-functional precious stone testing apparatus includes a microcontroller, a measuring unit for measuring properties of the testing object, and a functional unit. The measuring unit is arranged to measure one of a combination of ultraviolet and infrared distributions of the testing object and a combination of thermal and electrical conductivities of the testing object.
Shenzhen Dikai Industrial Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160158639 

Wireless play communication wristband


The wristband is wirelessly linked to either a radio frequency panel, bluetooth device, or infrared controller. The wristband led's are wired to a microcontroller, bluetooth controller (or rf transceiver, or infrared controller), and a battery power source.

06/09/16
20160158619 

Instrumented softball or baseball bat and bat knob and system for monitoring a bat swing


An instrumented baseball or softball bat knob comprising a knob housing including a generally cylindrical member inserted into a handle end of the bat and a knob portion attached to the cylindrical member. The knob portion has a diameter that is larger than a diameter of the handle end of the bat.
Rip-it Holdings, Llc


06/09/16
20160158563 

Systems and methods for providing non-invasive neurorehabilitation of a patient


A system for providing non-invasive neuromodulation to a patient includes a mouthpiece and a controller. The mouthpiece includes an elongated housing, a printed circuit board, control circuitry mounted within the elongated housing, and a cable for connecting to a controller.
Neurohabilitation Corporation


06/09/16
20160158544 

Systems and methods for providing non-invasive neurorehabilitation of a patient


A system for providing non-invasive neuromodulation to a patient includes a mouthpiece and a controller. The mouthpiece includes an elongated housing, a printed circuit board, control circuitry mounted within the elongated housing, and a cable for connecting to a controller.
Neurohabilitation Corporation


06/09/16
20160158538 

Systems and methods for providing non-invasive neurorehabilitation of a patient


A system for providing non-invasive neuromodulation to a patient includes a mouthpiece and a controller. The mouthpiece includes an elongated housing, a printed circuit board, control circuitry mounted within the elongated housing, and a cable for connecting to a controller.
Neurohabilitation Corporation


06/02/16
20160156720 

Personally-wearable internet of things microcontrolled device


An internet of things device containing a memory device, gps antenna, wi-fi connection, microcontroller and power source that is in a mobile, compact, flexible form factor. System units can execute specific functionality it is programmed and can be easily reprogrammed by a user.
Warcollar Industries, Llc


06/02/16
20160156603 

Low power secure user identity authentication ring


A wearable device (4) for secure execution of near field communications identity-based data transactions with an enclosure (8) that contains a secure nfc integrated circuit (40), a secure bluetooth low energy integrated circuit (48), a microcontroller (48) with a firmware program (104), a battery (44), and a passive sensor (16) that activates the microcontroller (48) when the device is removed or donned by the user. If the nfc integrated circuit (40) is in the enabled state when the microcontroller (48) is activated by the sensor (16), the firmware program (104) disables the nfc integrated circuit (40) function.

05/26/16
20160150021 

Internet of things clock hub device and method


A platform, apparatus and method for internet of things implementations. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises an internet of things (iot) clock hub comprising: a memory for storing program code and a microcontroller for executing the program code; a wan interface to couple the iot clock hub to an iot service over the wan, and a local communication interface to communicatively couple the iot hub to a plurality of different types of iot devices; and a display to display a clock indicating a current time, a current temperature, and one or more calendar events retrieved from a user's calendar, wherein the calendar events are provided to the iot clock hub over the wan interface..
Kiban Labs, Inc.


05/26/16
20160149767 

Internet of things device for registering user selections


A platform, apparatus and method for internet of things implementations. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: a memory for storing program code and a microcontroller for executing the program code; a communication interface for coupling the microcontroller to a network; a plurality of input elements communicatively coupled to the microcontroller to detect user input; a slot for receiving a selection card, the selection card comprising a plurality of user-selectable items displayed thereon, wherein each of the input elements are associated with at least one of the user-selectable items displayed on the card when the selection card is inserted in the slot; and wherein upon selection of a particular input element corresponding to a particular item, the microcontroller transmits an identification code for the item to a service over the network, the service identifying the item using the identification code and performing one or more operations responsive to selection of the item by the user..
Kiban Labs, Inc.


05/26/16
20160149271 

Battery management system


An isolation apparatus includes isolation circuitry that includes multiple semiconductor switches arranged electrically in parallel to isolate, from an electrical system, a plurality of battery cells of a battery capable of providing high levels of current. The apparatus includes a microcontroller operatively coupled to the isolation circuitry, wherein the battery cells are isolated from the electrical system to which the battery is connected when the microcontroller switches off the multiple semiconductor switches.
Rocketship, Inc.


05/26/16
20160148501 

Multi-layer wireless communication


Methods, systems, and apparatus for wireless communications. One device includes one or more sensing components; a microcontroller unit; and a wireless module, the wireless module configured to selectively operate in an active mode and a low power sleep mode, wherein the microcontroller unit is configured to analyze signals from the one or more sensing components and to selectively place the wireless modules in the active or sleep mode depending on the analysis..
Mivalife Mobile Technology, Inc.


05/26/16
20160147997 

Self-measuring nonvolatile memory device systems and methods


One embodiment describes a computing system that includes a boot device. The boot device includes nonvolatile memory that stores startup routine instructions and a first pointer, in which the first pointer identifies a first one or more memory addresses in the nonvolatile memory where at least a portion of the startup routine instructions are stored, and a microcontroller that retrieves the startup routine instructions from the nonvolatile memory using the first pointer and determines whether the startup routine instructions are corrupted before executing any portion of the startup routine instructions.
Micron Technology, Inc.


05/26/16
20160147506 

Internet of things platforms, apparatuses, and methods


An internet of things system and method are described. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an iot hub comprising a wan interface to couple the iot hub to an iot service over the wan, and a local communication interface to communicatively couple the iot hub to a plurality of different types of iot devices; and at least one iot device having a memory for storing program code and a microcontroller for executing the program code, wherein the program code includes library program code comprising basic building blocks usable by a developer to implement any iot device by creating application program code which utilizes the library program code, wherein at least one of the basic building blocks comprises a communication stack to enable communication with the iot hub, the library program code provided to the developer in a software development kit (sdk) with the microcontroller..
Kiban Labs, Inc.


05/26/16
20160146656 

Fill level measurement system


A fill-level measurement apparatus for measuring a fill level of a fluid in a container includes a housing having a first end and a second end and first and second substantially identical thin capacitive sensors mounted on a carrier plate in the housing. The carrier plate includes a circuit board and a microcontroller is mounted on the circuit board.
Skf Lubrication Systems Germany Gmbh


05/26/16
20160146607 

Dynamically monitoring the instantaneous zero rotation rate voltage of interferometric fiber optic gyroscope (ifog)


The drift (°/h) for an interferometric fiber optic gyroscope (ifog) means the variations on the voltage generated versus the zero angular (rotation) rate, whilst ifog is not under influence of any angular rate effect. If the drift of an ifog is predefined, the compensation of the drift can trivially be carried out by a subtraction process.
Tubitak (turkiye Bilimsel Ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu)


05/26/16
20160144844 

Method and electronic circuit assembly for the redundant signal processing of a safety-relevant application, motor vehicle brake system, motor vehicle having said motor vehicle brake system, and use of such an electronic circuit assembly


The invention relates to a method for the redundant signal processing of a safety-relevant application, in particular of a safety control unit of a motor vehicle, wherein at least two redundant signals are fed from at least one sensor (4) to an electronic circuit assembly (2) as input signals (6) for processing of the sensor information. At least one input signal (6) is converted into a different test signal (16).
Wabco Gmbh


05/26/16
20160144404 

Synchronized array of vibration actuators in an integrated module


The disclosure relates to integrated modules for synchronized array of vibration actuators (fig. 125a).
Coactive Drive Corporation


05/26/16
20160143549 

Biological sensor


The biological sensor includes a microcontroller that generates a driving signal, a light-emitting element that emits light in accordance with the driving signal, a light-receiving element that outputs a current detection signal based on an intensity of received light, and an amplifying circuit that converts the current detection signal into a voltage detection signal, amplifies an alternating current component of the voltage detection signal, and outputs an amplified detection signal. Furthermore, the microcontroller generates an offset signal that is applied to an offset circuit to offset the direct current component of the voltage detection signal and to obtain biological information by processing the amplified detection signal..

05/19/16
20160141985 

Automatic actuator calibration using back emf


A self-calibrating linear actuator is configured to control a spring return valve with variable stroke. The actuator includes a motor, a spindle coupled to an output of the motor, a motor controller coupled to the motor, a microcontroller coupled to the motor controller, and a back electromotive force (bemf) circuit, coupled to the motor, configured to provide to the microcontroller a bemf value for each motor step.
Johnson Controls Technology Company


05/19/16
20160140887 

Wearable electronic device


A head-mounted device includes a see-through display having an inner surface and an outer surface; a display driver integrated circuit (ddic) for driving the display; and at least one processor for controlling the ddic. A microcontroller may control the ddic to display content through a specific area corresponding to eye tracking information acquired from an eye tracking module in a display area of the display..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160140836 

Method and device for measuring a line resistance of control lines in hazard warning and control systems


A method for measuring a line resistance rl (7) and determining control line (16) faults in a hazard warning and control system. The control lines (16) connect a control device (20) to an actuator (10) using an actuation voltage ua in the case of an event and supplies the actuator (10) with a monitoring voltage um in the case of a monitoring process using a monitoring module (21).
Minimax Gmbh & Co. Kg


05/19/16
20160140377 

Latchup recovery mechanism for fingerprint sensor based on state monitor and handshake


Devices and methods are provided for recovering from latchup state in fingerprint sensor devices. For example, a disclosed device can be operated to perform operations that include, receiving, at a microcontroller of the fingerprint sensor device, raw sensor data from a sensor array in communication with the microcontroller, comparing the received raw sensor data against a predetermined threshold, and, based at least partly on the comparing, resetting power supplied to the fingerprint sensor device to recover from a latchup state..
Shenzhen Huiding Technology Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160139175 

Phase correction device, action identification device, action identification system, microcontroller, phase correction method, and program


There are included a standard deviation calculation unit that receives a plurality of acceleration data and calculates a standard deviation of the plurality of acceleration data for each specified time period, an average calculation unit that receives the plurality of acceleration data and calculates an average value of the acceleration data for each specified time period, a phase estimation unit that estimates a phase of the average value in a space having a first coordinate axis and a second coordinate axis by using the average value when the standard deviation is smaller than a specified threshold, and a phase correction unit that performs phase correction of the average value by using the estimated phase.. .
Renesas Electronics Corporation


05/19/16
20160135390 

Modular and expandable irrigation controller


Described herein are several embodiments relating to modular irrigation controllers. In many implementations, the irrigation controllers are modular in that various functional components of the irrigation controller are implemented in removable modules that when inserted into position within the controller, expand the capabilities of the controller.
Rain Bird Corporation


05/12/16
20160135271 

Lighting connectivity module


A lighting module, including: a baseboard configured to receive a user signal indicating a user lighting preference; a communication submodule configured to receive the user signal and convert the user signal to machine readable data indicating the user lighting preference; a control submodule communicably coupled to the wireless communication submodule for receiving the machine readable data, wherein the microcontroller submodule comprises: memory configured to store a lighting parameter provided by a provider, and a processor configured to generate lighting driver instructions based on the user lighting preference and the lighting parameter; and a lighting mode output submodule configured to output the lighting driver instructions to a lighting driver module of a lighting assembly for controlling light emitting elements of the lighting assembly.. .
Lifi Labs, Inc.


05/12/16
20160135267 

Modular constant current regulator


Constant current regulator (10) for supplying electrical power corresponding to a predetermined output power, comprising a plurality of modules (13) electrically connectable for simultaneous operation to jointly provide the output power, the modules are configured for providing a module output power contributing to the output power of the regulator. Each module comprises a transformer (135) for providing galvanic insulation as required by local standards, and a microcontroller (231) for controlling operation of the module.
Adb Bvba


05/12/16
20160135266 

Gate voltage threshold turn off for maintaining voltage supply during standby mode of a lighting system


Provided is a lighting system that includes a plurality of lighting elements to emit light, a power supply to supply power, a lighting driver including a microcontroller and to output power to the plurality of lighting elements for operation thereof, a control system to transmit a control signal to the microcontroller to initiate a standby mode of the plurality of lighting elements, and a semiconductor device configured to receive voltage from the microcontroller, and selectively enable and disable a low power consumption mode of the lighting driver, to thereby maintain voltage for communication between the microcontroller and the control system during the standby mode.. .
General Electric Company


05/12/16
20160135251 

Control circuit for heating textile articles


An example heating control module includes a microcontroller, and a switch operatively coupled to the microcontroller. The switch is arranged to allow current to flow between a power supply and one or more heating elements during a closed state and to prevent current from flowing between the power supply and the heating elements during an open state.
Phihong Usa Corporation


05/12/16
20160134808 

360-degree panorama driving recorder system and method


A 360-degree panorama driving recorder system for use in a carrier, including a display unit for displaying image records, three lens and three sensors respectively electrically connected together and mounted inside the carrier for capturing different view angle image records, and a microcontroller unit electrically coupled with the sensors for receiving and integrating the view angle image records captured through the lenses during running of the carrier into an integrated 360-degree panorama image record and then transmitting the integrated panorama image record to the display unit for display.. .
Papago Inc.


05/12/16
20160134794 

Power-optimized image capture and push


An example security sensor includes a battery power supply, camera coupled to the battery power supply to receive power, activity sensor, processor, and microcontroller. The processor is placed in a sleep state and is wakeable to an awake state.
Novi Security, Inc.


05/12/16
20160134239 

Class d power driver peripheral


A class d peripheral is integrated with a microcontroller as a general purpose driver for providing many different class d power applications such as motor and solenoid control, audio amplification, etc. Use of a simple triangle waveform (saw tooth) oscillator normally used for detecting changes in capacitance values in combination with a voltage comparator provides inexpensive generation of pulse width modulation (pwm) suitable for a wide range of class d power applications.
Microchip Technology Incorporated


05/12/16
20160134081 

Method and active voltage regulation in optical modules


A method and apparatus for active voltage regulation in optical modules utilize a voltage regulator to change the supply voltage provided to laser diode driver and receiver electronics to optimize module performance over temperature. The ambient temperature of the module is monitored.
Zephyr Photonics Inc.


05/12/16
20160132437 

Processor extensions for execution of secure embedded containers


Methods and apparatus relating to processor extensions for execution of secure embedded containers are described. In an embodiment, a scalable solution for manageability function is provided, e.g., for umpc environments or otherwise where utilizing a dedicated processor or microcontroller for manageability is inappropriate or impractical.
Intel Corporation


05/12/16
20160132099 

Security sensor power management


By way of example, a low-power processing device is disclosed. The low-power processing device includes a battery power supply, a processor, and a micro-controller.
Novi Security, Inc.


05/12/16
20160131483 

Mobile asset data recorder and transmitter


An acceleration-based mobile asset data recorder and transmitter equipped with a wireless processing unit, an event recorder, a digital video recorder, a fuel level sensor, and an inertial navigation sensor board. The inertial navigation sensor board includes a 3-axis gyroscope, a 3-axis accelerometer, a 3-axis magnetometer, and a microcontroller.

05/12/16
20160128581 

Active medical device for monitoring the status of a patient suffering from a risk of heart failure


An active medical device is configured to receive inputs and to calculate a hemodynamic parameter representative of myocardium contractility determined from an endocardial acceleration signal. The microcontroller acquires heart rate and hemodynamic parameter pairs of values during a plurality of cardiac cycles.
Sorin Crm Sas


05/05/16
20160128154 

Lighting system with built-in intelligence


The present invention provides an improved lighting system, for an led lamp, with built-in intelligence and a controlling unit. The controlling unit comprises one or more field effect transistors and a microcontroller.
Lunera Lighting Inc.


05/05/16
20160126788 

Multi-output power management method


A multi-output power management method used in a ups system for enabling a microcontroller to determine whether to execute an automatic setting or manual setting. In automatic setting, the microcontroller conducts the parameter setting of a multi-output selector output mode, and switches a multi-output selector to a bypass or dc to ac inverter output mode after confirming that the power status parameter is in a predetermined multi-output selector parameter setting range.
Cyberpower Systems, Inc.


05/05/16
20160126787 

Ups sensitivity of power status parameter adjustment setting method


A ups sensitivity of power status parameter adjustment setting method used in ups system for allowing sensitivity setting of power status parameter manually by user or according to system default value. microcontroller can automatically switch sensitivity to high to enhance power protection if power status of input power supply is judged in the range set according to option of energy-saving, electrical safety or set time in priority after completing counting time.
Cyberpower Systems, Inc.


05/05/16
20160126770 

Charging recognizing adaptor and charging recognizing adaptor


A charging apparatus for recognizing an adaptor is applied to an alternating current to direct current adaptor. The charging apparatus includes an input side universal serial bus interface, a data voltage detection unit, a microcontroller and a first charging power output unit.
Chicony Power Technology Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160125708 

Control module for a human-machine dialogue system


A control module and a human-machine dialogue system including the control module. The human-machine dialogue system includes one or more human-machine dialogue devices connected in series, a human-machine dialogue device including a functional element including at least one electrical contact, an indicator or a combination of at least one electrical contact and of an indicator.
Schneider Electric Industries Sas


05/05/16
20160124820 

Data storage device and flash memory control method


A flash memory control technology with high reliability. In a power recovery process, a microcontroller is configured to duplicate a last write page of a run-time write block of a flash memory and thereby generate a duplicated page in the run-time write block.
Silicon Motion, Inc.


05/05/16
20160124800 

Microcontroller unit and operating a microcontroller unit


A microcontroller unit (mcu) having a functional state, a reset state, and one or more assertable fault sources is described. Each fault source has its own fault source assertion count and its own fault source assertion limit; the mcu is arranged to perform the following sequence of operations in a cyclic manner: if one or more of the fault sources are asserted, pass from the functional state to the reset state and increase the respective fault source assertion counts by one increment; if one or more of the fault source assertion counts exceeds the respective fault source assertion limit, disable the respective fault source; and pass from the reset state to the functional state.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


05/05/16
20160124650 

Data storage device and flash memory control method


A flash memory control technology with high performance efficiency is provided. A microcontroller is configured to build an ending logical address table in a random access memory to record ending logical addresses of a plurality of old write commands issued from a host.
Silicon Motion, Inc.


05/05/16
20160124477 

Device communication with power distribution units


In an embodiment, a data processing system comprises: a power distribution circuit that is configured to distribute electrical power to one or more network devices; a microcontroller; data transceiving logic that is configured to establish connectivity with the one or more network devices and the power distribution apparatus; receive a first data stream from a first network device; generate a combined signal by combining the first data stream with a power signal into the combined signal; one or more ports that are configured to transmit the combined signal to the one or more network devices.. .
Cisco Technology, Inc.


05/05/16
20160123921 

Multichannel potentiostat analyzer system and methods


The present disclosure outlines a device having a multi-channel potentiostat circuit and a microcontroller for controlling the multi-channel potentiostat circuit. The multi-channel potentiostat circuit includes a counter electrode, a reference electrode, and a first switch between the counter electrode and the reference electrode.
Zansors, Llc


04/28/16
20160119990 

Low cost led driver with integral dimming capability


A distributed system for driving strings of series-connected leds for backlighting, display and lighting applications that includes multiple intelligent satellite led driver ics connected to an interface ic via a serial lighting interface bus. The interface ic translates information obtained from a host microcontroller into instructions for the satellite led driver ics pertaining to such parameters as duty factor, current levels, phase delay and fault settings.
Advanced Analogic Technologies Incorporated


04/28/16
20160119168 

Communicating through physical vibration


A data transmitter includes a vibration motor and a switch to regulate voltage from a direct-current (dc) power supply to the vibration motor. A microcontroller generates a pulse width modulation signal with which to drive the switch and regulate the voltage to the vibration motor in a sinusoidal manner, to generate data as symbols from vibrations that form a series of bits from the vibration motor.
The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois


04/28/16
20160119109 

Method for communicating data, communication controller and circuit arrangement


Method for communicating data between a first circuit and a second circuit, in particular a microcontroller unit and a mixed signal circuit of a motor vehicle control device, which is also distinguished by the fact that, during full duplex operation, data are serially transmitted between the first circuit and the second circuit and a transmitter of the data provides a clock signal, in particular for decoding data by a receiver. The invention also describes a communication controller and a circuit arrangement for carrying out the method..
Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg


04/28/16
20160118929 

Solar panel rack assembly


A solar panel rack assembly. The assembly is configured to pivotably support one or more solar panels.

04/28/16
20160118919 

System and asynchronous permanent magnet motor operation


A method for implementing asynchronous operation of a permanent magnet motor (pmm) by detecting asynchronous operation of the pmm and creating cyclic variations in the pmm output using the asynchronous operation of the pmm. In another embodiment, an apparatus that comprises a microcontroller that obtains computer executable instructions stored on a non-transitory medium that when executed by the microcontroller causes the apparatus to determine that a rotor shaft within a pmm is rotationally restricted and to vary a plurality of frequencies and a plurality of amplitude currents supplied to the monitor to produce a reverse impact on a downhole tool coupled to the pmm..
Accessesp Uk Limited


04/28/16
20160118833 

Single to multi cell charge adapter & method


A charging device comprising a microcontroller, a plurality of solid state relays, associated electronic components, a charging voltage source, and indicating light emitting diodes. A charging device is programmed to charge individual battery cells to completion and proceed sequentially to charge a plurality of battery cells and indicate charge status of each battery cell and indicate charge status of a plurality of battery cells..

04/21/16
20160113078 

Microcontroller burst mode to maintain voltage supply during standby mode of a lighting system


Provided is a lighting system that includes a plurality of lighting elements which emit light, a power supply which supplies power, a lighting driver comprising a microcontroller and which outputs power to the plurality of lighting elements for operation thereof; and a control system which transmits a control signal to the microcontroller to initiate a standby mode of the plurality of lighting elements. The microcontroller receives the control signal and decreases output power supplied to the plurality of lighting elements, while remaining in a low power consumption mode for communicating with the control system during standby mode..

04/21/16
20160112052 

Low power automatic calibration high frequency oscillators


A clock calibrator for use in an electronic system comprising an integrated circuit such as a microcontroller. The clock calibrator embodies a frequency adjustment facility adapted dynamically to adjust the frequency of one or more high-frequency clock generators as a function of a lower-frequency reference clock..

04/21/16
20160112045 

Control chip and system using the same for power saving


A control chip for power saving is provided. The control chip is configured to operatively receive a first voltage and a first bias voltage.

04/21/16
20160110274 

Microcontroller fault injection method and system


Temporary fault injection to existing hardware is performed using only software without changing an implementation of the hardware. A fault injection interrupt process starts on an operation of a cpu using an interrupt that is not used by software, and an internal state of hardware is updated to the same value as a result obtained when a fault has occurred during the interrupt process.

04/21/16
20160109914 

Wearable device without a power button


An example of a wearable device, such as a head mounted device, without a power button while still implementing the functions of a typical power button is provided. A sensor may be positioned adjacent to a hinge so as to detect the orientation thereof, such as detecting whether the hinge is in the opened or closed position.

04/21/16
20160109898 

Peripheral clock management


A clock generator for use in an electronic system comprising an integrated circuit such as a microcontroller. A plurality of oscillators are selectively enabled to produce a respective plurality of oscillator signals.

04/21/16
20160109494 

Method and monitoring energy consumption


An energy consumption monitor for use in an electronic system comprising an integrated circuit such as a microcontroller. The monitor comprises a counter adapted to accumulate pulses developed by a charge source, each pulse indicative of the delivery of one unit of charge to a load circuit.

04/21/16
20160109261 

Sensor power management


A sensor power management arrangement includes a signal processing circuit configured to receive signal from a sensor, to test the signal against at least one criterion, and to pass the signal for further processing in response to the signal passing the at least one criterion. In this way, only signals that are of a sufficient importance or significance will consume the maximum amount of processing energy and through processing by later processes or circuitry.

04/14/16
20160105128 

Robust single-phase dc/ac inverter for highly varying dc voltages


A single-phase dc/ac inverter has a single-phase inverter bridge with binary switches connected to an rlc low-pass filter. Digital control logic in a control circuit (or in a microcontroller) determines and controls a logic state q determining the position of the switches in the inverter bridge from sensed il, vc values from the rlc filter.

04/14/16
20160105054 

High-current battery management system


An apparatus includes a microcontroller and isolation circuitry including multiple transistor-based switches arranged electrically in parallel to isolate a battery from a load source, wherein the battery is capable of providing high levels of current. The apparatus includes a first buss bar to which first pins of the multiple switches are connected, wherein the first buss bar is to be connected to the battery and a second buss bar to which second pins of the multiple switches are connected, wherein the second buss bar is to be connected to the load source.

04/14/16
20160103503 

Qwert ergonomic keyboard apparatus


A plurality of embodiments of improved ergonomic keyboards of the present invention that provide a natural flow for keyboardists to have efficient wrists, hands, and arms postures with grid key arrangements at optimal angel, in which typing activities are distributed to stronger fingers and thumbs. One or more heuristics comprise a heuristic of one or more finger contacts on the integral section, the built-in touchpad, a heuristic of one or more finger contacts on one or more keycaps correspond to one or more instructions to be processed by one or more microcontrollers and/or processors.

04/14/16
20160100533 

Proximity programmed, globally synchronized irrigation controller and system


An irrigation control system having an irrigation controller with a unique identifier and configured to execute irrigation schedules, collect, store and forward watering metrics and determine global time, together with a power source, a global time receiver in communication with the microcontroller and configured to provide time from an outside source to the microcontroller and a transceiver in communication with the microcontroller configured to send messages including its unique identifier, predefined irrigation schedules, stored watering metrics and current global time. The system further includes a mobile computer having a microprocessor, a wireless transceiver configured to receive the messages from the irrigation controller transceiver and transmit instructions to the irrigation controller via a communication link and a memory coupled to the microprocessor and configured to store predefined irrigation schedules, and watering metrics.

04/07/16
20160099666 

Method and means for detecting motor rotation


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


04/07/16
20160099608 

Power adapter with built-in battery and power storage and supply method thereof


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




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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