|| List of recent Microcontroller-related patents
|User interface device|
A communication device intended to be connected to a debugging port of a first microcontroller, the communication device including a second microcontroller connected to a first wireless communication unit and intended to be connected to said debugging port, the first wireless communication unit being capable of receiving a request over a wireless communication link transmitted by a user interface device, the second microcontroller being capable of authenticating the user interface device, of determining, in the case where the user interface device is authenticated, whether the request is authorized for said authenticated user interface device, and of transmitting the request to the debugging port only if the request is authorized.. .
|Wearable pedestrian safety radar system|
A wearable pedestrian safety radar system including a harness with a pocket and a portable radar speed detection and display device to be worn on the front and back of the harness by a pedestrian while on a roadway. The device includes a radar system, led lights, a microcontroller, a proximity sensor, a camera, a strobe light, an audible alert unit and a vibration unit.
|On-board chip reader adapter (ocra)|
A device to read data stored on a memory device of a printed circuit board (pcb) while the memory device is installed on the pcb is disclosed, including, a microcontroller to control acquiring memory data from the memory device when a processor on the pcb is in an idle state, and a resistance measurement and signal driver to measure the resistances of the signals controlling a memory device and to read the memory data from the memory. A method and system are also disclosed..
|Soil moisture sensor|
A soil moisture sensor includes a capacitive probe configured to be inserted into soil, a series rlc circuit electrically coupled to the capacitive probe, a microcontroller configured to determine the capacitance value of the soil and determine the moisture content of the soil from the capacitance value of the soil.. .
Fiskars Oyj Abp
|Proximity-based audio sharing system|
A proximity-based audio sharing system includes two identical units in wireless communication with each other. Each unit includes: a wireless transceiver module configured for communicating audio signals with the wireless transceiver module of the other unit; an audio output device connected with the wireless transceiver module and configured for playing back audio signals transmitted from the wireless transceiver module; a mute control circuit connected with the wireless transceiver module and the audio output device, and configured for selectively muting the audio output of the audio output device; and a microcontroller unit connected with the wireless transceiver module and configured for controlling the wireless transceiver module and the mute control circuit, and transmitting a control signal which includes a link signal and a mute control signal to the microcontroller unit of the other unit when the two units are in touch or in proximity of each other..
Acoustic Arc International Ltd.
|Enhanced receiver for wireless power transmission|
An enhanced receiver for wireless power transmission is disclosed. The receiver may be able to convert rf waves into continuous, stable and suitable voltage or power that can be used for charging or powering an electronic device.
|Power distribution system and method, and circuit breaker for use therein|
A programmable circuit breaker, including an input unit, a sensor, and, a trip mechanism. The input unit permits user input and/or adjustment of predetermined load parameters.
Energy Distribution Systems Proprietary Ltd.
|Fuel cell system equipped with a hydrogen leakage detector|
A fuel cell system includes a stack of electrochemical cells, a sensor, and a microcontroller. Each cell of the stack includes an electrode plate having a face in electrical contact with an electrolyte.
Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.a.
|Calorie balance system|
A calorie balance system is designed for consumers who are interested in having a proper and adequate diet while monitoring daily activities. Disclosed embodiments enable consumers to be continuously aware of their caloric intake and to compare their caloric intake with current calories expended.
|Card transaction device and card transaction method|
A card transaction device is provided. The card transaction device is configured to be used with a portable electronic device.
Smart Approach Co., Ltd.
Systems and methods for capacitive touch detection
System and methods are provided for touch detection. An example system includes: a measurement unit configured to acquire capacitance measurement data from a touch panel; a pre-processing unit configured to detect whether a touch event occurs on the touch panel based at least in part on the capacitance measurement data and generate an activation signal in response to the detection of the touch event; and a microcontroller unit configured to be activated in response to the activation signal to perform post-processing operations related to the touch event..
Marvell World Trade Ltd.
Method for stabilizing the clock frequency of a microcontroller
A method for stabilizing the clock frequency of a microcontroller associated with a field device of automation technology. The field device as a function of application is exposed to different process conditions, wherein the clock frequency of the microcontroller is ascertained at at least two different temperature values, and/or at at least two different voltage values.
Endress+hauser Gmbh+co. Kg
Olfactory application controller integrated circuit
An integrated circuit that senses ambient gas concentrations includes a microcontroller, gas sensors, heating resistors and an analog-to-digital converter. A first gas sensor measures a first attribute of a gas concentration, and a second gas sensor measures a second attribute of the gas concentration.
Temperature compensated transmission line based liquid level sensing apparatus and method
A sensor having a transmission line acting as a probe and an electronic circuit measures liquid levels. The sensor circuit uses a periodic signal generator to produce a carrier wave, which stimulates the transmission line, through a complex network coupling element.
Cell phone key fob alert system
The cell phone key fob system comprises a cell phone key fob device and, in some embodiments, a mobile software application to be loaded on the mobile electronics device sought to be protected. The key fob device comprises a base key fob body having a activation switch, a speaker, a lanyard, an lanyard aperture in the fob body, and four indicator lights.
Transfer switch with maximum power learn function
Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, devices, methods, and the like, for a transfer switch of a power system incorporating a self-powered electronic meter that provides a learn function to determine the maximum amount of power an attached generator can provide, and adjust a power meter display associated with the switch accordingly so that the indicator of the display may be used for any size generator and display the full range of the generator. The learning function is activated and a user turn on devices and loads in the load center until the generator stalls.
Milbank Manufacturing Co.
Integrated cmos porous sensor
A single chip wireless sensor comprises a microcontroller connected by a transmit/receive interface to a wireless antenna. The microcontroller is also connected to an 8 kb ram, a usb interface, an rs232 interface, 64 kb flash memory, and a 32 khz crystal.
Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Hydrogen leakage detector
A hydrogen leakage detector includes a sensor and a microcontroller. The sensor is sensitive to a concentration of hydrogen in air.
Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
Portable, hand-held controller and indicator technology
A portable, hand held device for controlling the operation of a crane or other device that includes weighing means, and for displaying or indicating weighing data in hand. The indicator includes a power source, a microcontroller communicatively connected to the power source, a radio module communicatively connected to the microcontroller, a display communicatively connected to the microcontroller, and a keypad.
Portable equipment for monitoring and controlling the level of oxygen in reflow oven atmosphere
The present invention describes a portable device for monitoring and controlling the level of residual oxygen in re-flow oven atmosphere (1).this referred equipment is able to determine the quality of the atmosphere of a reflow oven, using parameters predetermined by the user. Therefore, the equipment performs the monitoring of the reflow oven atmosphere (1) controlling the level of residual oxygen of the reflow oven (1) by increasing or decreasing of the feed flow rate of nitrogen by the control that the microcontroller exerts over the proportional valve of nitrogen flow control (9), by opening or closing the valves to kept such pre-determined values..
L'air Liquide, Societe Anonyme Pour L'etude Et L'exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
Notification system for electronic devices
A case for electronic devices is provided. In some embodiments, the case may comprise an outer case configured to receive an electronic device and an electronic circuit board retained within the outer case.
Wireless mesh point portable data terminal
A portable data terminal (pdt) adapted to participate in a wireless mesh network including a plurality of peer pdts can comprise: a pdt module including an encoded information reading (eir) device, and a mesh point (mp) module communicatively coupled to the pdt module. The mp module can include a microcontroller and at least one wireless communication interface and can be configured to perform ieee 802.11-conformant wireless station services including authentication, de-authentication, privacy, and mac service data unit delivery, and ieee 802.11-conformant wireless distribution system services including association, disassociation, distribution, integration, and re-association.
Hand Held Products, Inc.
Nfc communication with an information handling system supplemented by a management controller
Near field communication (nfc) supports server information handling system management through communication between a mobile information handling system and a baseboard management controller. Enhanced transfer by nfc of management information is provided by manipulating the nfc tag memory assigned for information transfer with the aid of a microcontroller coordinating nfc transfers at the baseboard management controller.
Dell Products L.p.
Multi-camera system controlled by head rotation
Systems and methods of controlling a remote camera system by head rotation are herein described. A sensor on a head-mounted display (hmd) can determine the orientation of the hmd.
Nfc communication with an information handling system supplemented by a management controller and advertised virtual tag memory
Near field communication (nfc) supports server information handling system management through communication between a mobile information handling system and a baseboard management controller. Enhanced transfer by nfc of management information is provided by manipulating the nfc tag memory assigned for information transfer with the aid of a microcontroller coordinating nfc transfers at the baseboard management controller, such as with coordinated storage operations at a tag memory an supporting processors/microcontrollers.
Dell Products L.p.
Smart dust-cleaner and cooler for solar pv panels
The smart dust-cleaner and cooler for solar pv panels is a smooth transparent shield with low absorption coefficient (such as a plastic sheet) placed on the top of the panel to facilitate the removal of dust. Two membrane vibrators (mvs) are placed on opposite sides of the panel.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals
Remote access, control, and management of a power micro grid
Systems, methods, and apparatuses are disclosed for remote access, and management of a power grid and their associated loads. At least certain embodiments are configured for provisioning and control of decentralized non-grid connected power sources and corresponding power loads, including dc from photovoltaics (“pvs”) and ac from inverters, to a variety of power loads such as various electrical motors, lights as well as residential or business appliances.
Nuevo Power, Inc.
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.
System, electronic pen and the acquisition of the dynamic handwritten signature using mobile devices with capacitive touchscreen
The invention describes a system, an electronic pen and a method for the acquisition and processing of the bio-kinetic information associated with the signature, in order to send this information to an authentication server for authenticity validation. The system includes an electronic pen (1), comprising a housing and a tip made of capacitive materials, two groups of mems inertial sensors, memsa and memsb, an acquisition microcontroller (p7), and a capacitive touchscreen mobile device (2).
Flash memory controller and data storage device and flash memory control method
A flash memory control technique with high reliability is provided. A flash memory controller provides a volatile storage area for temporary storage of logical-to-physical address mapping data between a host and a flash memory as well as error detection codes encoded from the logical-to-physical address mapping data.
Via Technologies, Inc.
Electric latch retraction device for vertical rod door latches
An electric latch retraction device for vertical rod door latches includes an automatic adjustment feature including a limit switch and a linear sensor, such as a hall effect sensor, which detects vertical position. A microcontroller monitors the vertical position of a pivoting retraction lever driven at the pivot by a linear driver.
Sargent Manufacturing Company
A novel automobile charger which comprise a direct current voltage, wherein a positive pole of the direct current voltage 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 battery is connected with the other end of the dc to dc module, one end of a microcontroller, one end of the automobile start control module and the other end of the battery voltage detection module simultaneously. A third end of the dc to dc module is connected with the other end of the microcontroller, the other three ends of which are connected with the third end of the battery voltage detection module, the other end of the automobile start control module and one end of the load detection module respectively.
Wang's International, Inc.
Power control system and method thereof
A power controlling system and a method thereof are provided. The power controlling system includes a plurality of connection units, a management server and a user server.
Compal Electronics, Inc.
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
Apparatus for improving signal-to-noise performance of projected capacitance touch screens and panels
Improved signal-to-noise performance of projected capacitance touch screens and panels is provided by an integrated circuit regulated high voltage source and high voltage/current drivers coupled to a plurality of projected capacitive touch elements that are controlled by a microcontroller. The single integrated circuit high voltage generator/driver may comprise a voltage boost circuit, a voltage reference, power-on-reset (por), soft start, a plurality of voltage level shifters and a serial interface for coupling to the microcontroller that may control all functions related to using the projected capacitance touch screens and panels..
Microchip Technology Incorporated
System and detecting the presence and type of capacitive loads
System and method for detecting the presence and type of capacitive load that may be coupled to a power driver are disclosed. The system includes a detection circuit to determine the presence and type of load based on a measured characteristic of the load in response to a drive voltage.
Device and cosmetic treatment by light
The invention relates to a device for cosmetic treatment by light comprising:—at least one light emission source (10);—a reference surface (5) fixed with respect to said light emission source,—at least one distance sensor (20) for measuring a distance between the reference surface (5) and a cosmetic treatment area (30) of the skin,—a microcontroller (3) suitable for controlling the emission power of each light source (10), in which the emission power of each light source is slaved to the distance measured by the sensor.. .
Flow rate sensor non-invasively measuring the flow rate of a bodily fluid
A flow rate sensor system for non-invasively measuring the flow rate of a bodily fluid. The system includes an encapsulated implant having a flow tube having an inlet and an outlet configured to receive a flow of a bodily fluid.
System and providing eating assistance to those with physical limitations
The present invention is directed to a system and method for method to facilitate self-feeding for those with physical limitations that can easily loaded with food and is usable anywhere. The system includes a specially designed utensil called a ploon, which is a hybrid of a spoon and a plate.
The Johns Hopkins University
Tracking device and tracking device control method
A tracking device and a tracking device control method with intelligent safe-zone demarcation are provided. The tracking device includes a positioning module, a long-range transceiver and a microcontroller.
Authenticating data at a microcontroller using message authentication codes
A system and method of verifying data at a microcontroller using message authentication codes (macs) includes generating at a microprocessor of the microcontroller a valid mac using valid data; transmitting the valid mac to a peripheral of the microcontroller along with the valid data; receiving an authentication message at the microprocessor from the peripheral in response to transmitting the valid mac; generating at the microprocessor an invalid mac, which is created by changing one or more bits of the valid mac; transmitting the invalid mac to the peripheral along with the valid data in response to the authentication message; and receiving a second authentication message at the microprocessor from the peripheral in response to transmitting the invalid mac.. .
Adaptive donor antenna
An adaptive donor antenna system including at least one antenna array being structured and disposed for generating a radio frequency beam pattern for receiving and repeating a data transmission signal; a sensor device that is structured and disposed for measuring the strength of the data transmission signal; a microcontroller in communication with the sensor device, and the microcontroller being structured and disposed for dynamically steering the radiation pattern of the at least one antenna array in the direction of the strongest data transmission signal as measured by the sensor device; and a phase shifter in communication with the at least one antenna array and the microcontroller, and the phase shifter being structured and disposed for adjusting the radio frequency beam pattern of the at least one antenna.. .
Semiconductor device and prefetching to cache memory
A microcontroller includes multiple ways each including only one tag. When a first access and a second access are accesses performed in succession to consecutive addresses, and when the second access is the access through a first way, a cache controller performs the following operations: prefetching to the way whose tag value is smaller by 1 than the tag value corresponding to the first way when the second access is the access in the direction in which the address is incremented with respect to the first access; and prefetching to the way whose tag value is greater by 1 than the tag value corresponding to the first way when the access is in the direction in which the address is decremented..
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.
Telescopically actuated audible lantern
A portable lantern includes a sound producing feature in addition to aesthetically pleasing illumination. The lantern includes a structural tube, a sleeve, a power source, a trip switch, at least one light emitter, at least one speaker, a microcontroller, and a base cap.
Method of programming a smart card, computer program product and programmable smart card
There is provided a method of programming a smart card, said smart card comprising a secure element and a microcontroller unit which is connected to said secure element, the method comprising: (a) the secure element receives a firmware image from a host device; (b) the secure element validates the firmware image; (c) the secure element forwards the firmware image to the microcontroller unit if the firmware image is valid; (d) the microcontroller unit receives the firmware image from the secure element; (e) the microcontroller unit extracts firmware from the firmware image; and (f) the microcontroller unit installs the firmware in a memory unit of said smart card. Furthermore, a corresponding computer program product and a corresponding programmable smart card are disclosed..
Plucked string performance data generation device
The present invention relates to a plucked string performance data generation device, including a midi input interface used for receiving midi data, a plurality of infrared emitters and a plurality of infrared receivers used for forming infrared strings distributed radially in form of a sector, and an infrared emitter and an infrared receiver used for a mute switch, a microcontroller used for generating midi data from chord data acquired from the midi input interface and interrupt data of the infrared strings, a midi output interface connected with the microcontroller, and touch pads mounted onto corresponding infrared receivers. The device has an infrared string layout in form of a sector and the touch pads arranged above infrared string sensors to form a dual sensors, where appropriate, a user may use different sensors to control the same target, whereby realizing simulation of sound of a string instrument and facilitating the use thereof..
Secured private network and storage device
A compact, encrypted external flash drive device is configured for wired or wireless communication with laptop computers, mobile phones, tables or other mobile devices, to provide secure storage and transfer of documents, contacts, media files and other data to and from such mobile devices. The carddrive device may include a microcontroller unit to control modules and features of the drive, including wireless interfaces, encryption/decryption, gps location, and alert notifications.
Autoleveling low profile patient support apparatus
A patient support apparatus (20) including a patient support surface (22) and a repositioning mechanism (24) for vertically and angularly repositioning the surface (22). The apparatus (20) including sensors (84) for automatically detecting and inhibiting attempts to vertically reposition the surface (22) when it is at a particular angular position, and attempts to angularly reposition the surface (22) when it is at a particular vertical position.
Tracking device and tracking device control method
A tracking device and a tracking device control method with intelligent safe zones are provided. The tracking device includes a positioning module, a long-range transceiver, a short-range transceiver and a microcontroller.
Music photo album
The present invention provides a photo album having a system for incorporating music with photos and a method of using the same. The music playing system for playing digital music files includes a reed switch, a microcontroller, and a speaker assembly having a digital-to-analog converter, an amplifier, and a speaker.
Computer system and operating method
A computer system including a power supply unit that generates at least one dc supply voltage (vcc, vaux) based on an ac supply voltage (vac), and a system board electrically connected to the power supply unit, the system board comprising a sequencing microcontroller that selectively activates further components of the system board, the further components comprising a chipset, wherein the sequencing microcontroller monitors the state of at least one control signal of the power supply unit and/or the system board to detect a shutdown and a successful reboot of the system board and, after a shutdown of the system board is detected, signals a reboot command to at least the chipset at predetermined intervals until a successful reboot of the system board is detected.. .
Fujitsu Technology Solutions Intellectual Property Gmbh
Integrated intra-dermal delivery, diagnostic and communication system
In one embodiment, an iddc system utilizes an intelligent therapeutic agent delivery system comprised of one, but more likely an array of “cells” containing therapeutic agent(s) and/or diagnostic agents(s); an integrated bio-sensing system designed to sample and analyze biological materials using multiple sensors that include both hardware and software components. The software component involves biomedical signal processing to analyze complex liquid mixtures and a microcontroller(s) acts as interface to the biosensors, to the therapeutic delivery elements, and to a communications system(s) for the purpose of controlling the amount of therapeutic agent to deliver and also to provide information in a useful form to interested parties on the progress of therapy and compliance thereto.
New World Pharmaceuticals, Llc
Surgical stapling instrument system
A surgical system can include an electric motor, a sensor and a microcontroller in signal communication with the electric motor and the sensor. In various instances, the microcontroller can adjust the velocity of a firing element when the sensor detects a change in current drawn by the electric motor that exceeds a threshold amount..
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
Surgical instrument utilizing sensor adaptation
A surgical instrument can comprise a handle, a movable input, and an analog sensor configured to detect the position of the movable input, wherein the analog sensor is configured to produce an analog signal comprising analog data. The surgical instrument can further comprise a microcontroller comprising an input channel, wherein the analog sensor is in signal communication with the input channel, wherein the microcontroller is configured to compare the analog data to a reference value, and wherein the microcontroller is configured to produce a digital signal in response to the comparison..
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
Trip cause management device for an electronic trip device
A management device (1) of the causes of tripping in an electronic trip device enabling operation to take place in efficient and dependable manner by means of an architecture with three microcontrollers. The first microcontroller (3), second microcontroller (4) and third microcontroller (5), connected to one another, perform analysis and storage of characteristics typical to the electric power system (2) measured by the first microcontroller (3).
Schneider Electric Industries Sas
Wireless door locking system
A wireless door locking system is provided. The system includes a door lock having a locking device, an nfc device and a microcontroller.
Field calibration system and method
A calibration system and method having a portable calibration apparatus comprising at least one input/output (i/o) channel to measure or simulate one or more functions of a remote device, the i/o channel being in coupled communication with a microcontroller. The portable calibration apparatus further comprising an internal power supply to provide power to the i/o channel.
Meriam/scott Fetzer Company
Fault tolerant systems and using the same
Systems and methods for resolving fault detection in a control system is provided. The system includes an i/o module operably connected to a first, second, and third microcontroller for transmitting data.
Siemens Energy, Inc.
Systems and methods for controlling lab equipment such as transmitters are provided that includes a mini automation controller (mac). The system provides a control system, user interface, and interfaces, including network interfaces usable for interfacing equipment, mac, and user interfaces over a network, which provide a variety of functions including automation and monitoring of transmission sequences and receiver events.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy
Illuminating rain poncho
An illuminating poncho provides the wearer with protection from weather elements as well as illumination. The illumination poncho includes a transparent poncho, a portable power source, a microcontroller, a plurality of light emitters, a plurality of diffusers, and a housing.
Wireless door locking system
A wireless door locking system is provided. The system includes a door lock having a locking device, a sensor and a microcontroller.
Apparatus for controlling light emitting diode lamp
Apparatuses (1) for controlling light emitting diode lamps (2) in serial connections comprise first circuits (11) coupled to terminals (3, 4) of the apparatuses (1) for, in lamp-off states, providing high impedances between the terminals (3, 4) and for, in lamp-on states, providing low impedances between the terminals (3, 4) during first parts of durations of the lamp-on states, second circuits (12) for controlling the first circuits (11), and third circuits (13) for storing energy for feeding the second circuits (12). These apparatuses (1) allow advanced controls of the lamps (2).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
Wireless kitchen appliance operated on an induction heating cooker
The present invention relates to a kitchen appliance (1) that is 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 Aninim Sirketi
Electronic device with wireless path selection capability
A portable encoded information reading (eir) terminal for incorporation in a data collection system can comprise a terminal module communicatively coupled to a wireless interface module via a wired interface. The terminal module can include a central processing unit (cpu), a memory, and an encoded information reading (eir) device.
Hand Held Products, Inc.
Wireless device and near-field wireless communication method
The data to be supposed to be processed by a microcontroller unit (mcu) of the near-field wireless communication module in a wireless device is processed by a digital signal processor (dsp) of the module instead of the mcu in order to expedite processing of commands.. .
Universal serial bus emulation of a host connection
A system and method for emulating a universal serial bus device is disclosed. An example embodiment may include an emulated usb (eup) device that can emulate a host side of a usb connection.
Universal serial bus emulation of peripheral devices
A system and method for emulating a universal serial bus device is disclosed. An example embodiment may include an emulated usb (eup) device that can emulate physical usb peripherals.
Vehicle burglarproof system and vehicle burglarproof method
A vehicle burglarproof system and a vehicle burglarproof method are disclosed. The vehicle burglarproof system comprises a vehicle component, an electrocardiography (ecg) sensor, a first register, a remote controller and a microcontroller.
Baseball batting trainer
A batting swing trainer, including a laser for generating a laser beam, a photodetector spaced apart from the laser so as to define a swing space through which a batter swings a bat and for detecting and sensing disruptions in the laser beam, and a microcontroller. The system further includes a speaker for emitting audible signals in relation to which a batter attempts to time swings and a user interface for a user to input pitch data into the microcontroller.
About 52 Feet Llc
Wireless cooking appliance operated on an induction heating cooktop
The present invention relates to a cooking appliance (1) suitable to be operated wirelessly on an induction heating cooktop (13) that has one or more than one induction coil (14), comprising a base (2) of ferromagnetic properties, enabling the appliance (1) to be heated from the bottom with the magnetic energy transferred by the induction coil (14), a control unit (3) having a microcontroller providing the controlling of the operating parameters like temperature, motor speed and communication with the cooktop (13) and the monitoring and communication means like the user interface, display, rfid, and a receiver coil (4) that partially receives the power generated by the induction coil (14), providing the required energy for operating the control unit (3) and the additional components like the sensor, mixer motor mounted thereon depending on the intended use of the appliance (1). A printed circuit board (pcb) (6) is disposed between the base (2) and the cooktop (13), comprising at least one substrate layer (5), the receiver coil (4) being printed on the substrate layer (5)..
Arcelik Anonim Sirketi
Hybrid dimming control techniques for lighting drivers
Techniques are disclosed for independent control of individual led strings driven from a single ac current source. A lighting driver circuit includes a dc-ac inverter with series resonance that provides a current that may be split into multiple currents for driving multiple led assemblies.
Osram Sylvania Inc.
Switched-mode converter control for lighting applications
An apparatus includes a switched-mode converter circuit having an output configured to be coupled to at least one light-emitting device. The apparatus further includes a control circuit configured to generate a measure of a voltage magnitude of a time-varying voltage applied to an input of the switched-mode converter circuit and a measure of a dimming level to be applied to the at least one light-emitting device.
Physical property sensor with active electronic circuit and wireless power and data transmission
Wireless sensors configured to sense, record and transmit data are provided herein. In one aspect, the wireless sensor has a power harvesting unit; a transducing a-to-d converter unit, a microcontroller unit, and a transmitting coil.
St. Jude Medical Luxembourg Holdings Ii S.a.r.l.
Method for storing and retrieving hardware system data
A hardware system data retrieval arrangement includes a printed circuit board having a memory device connected to a microcontroller. The memory device stores historical information about the printed circuit board.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America, Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America
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.
Eyeglasses with high flexibility in use
The eyeglasses (1) with high flexibility in use comprise a system for measuring the wearer's heart rate, the measuring system comprising a microcontroller (11), at least one heart rate sensor (12), means (13) for generating a visual and/or audible signal correlated to the measured heart rate, and an autonomous electrical power source (14), the measuring system further comprising adjustable means for positioning the sensor (12) against an anatomical area suitable for measuring the heart rate.. .
Overheating indicator system for power supply
An overheating indicator system for a power supply includes a detecting device, a control device, and an indicating module coupled to the control device. The detecting device is configured to detect a temperature of a power supply to receive a current value.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
Regulation of an electronic voltage adapter module
An electric module for adapting a first signal of a first system to a second signal of a second system, including: a power supply source supplying a first signal; a converter module configured to convert the first signal into an intermediate signal; a microcontroller controlling and regulating the converter module; and an inverter module configured to output a signal compatible with a second signal of a second system.. .
Belenos Clean Power Holding Ag
Wireless card reader with contactless and contact card interfaces
Methods, systems, and apparatus, for a payment card reader comprising: a frame, where the frame includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side surface, and a second side surface, a second side surface of the side surfaces on an opposite side of the frame from the first side surface, the first side surface including a groove configured to receive a swipe of a magnetic stripe card, the second side surface including a slot configured to receive insertion of a chip card; a magnetic stripe reader interface; a chip card reader interface; circuitry configured to direct signals from the magnetic stripe reader interface and the chip card reader interface to a microcontroller in the card reader; and circuitry configured to communicate wirelessly between the card reader and a computing device.. .
Functional safety monitor pin
A radar data processing system is disclosed. The system includes a microcontroller and a data receiver-transmitter integrated circuit coupled to the microcontroller.
Dynamic compensation circuit
A test and measurement system including a device under test, an accessory, a controller and a test and measurement instrument. The accessory is connected to the device under test and includes a signal input to receive an input signal from the device under test, a compensation unit configured to apply a compensation signal internal to the accessory, and a signal output to output an output signal read from the device under test.
Wireless cooking appliance operated on an induction heating cooktop
The present invention relates to a cooking appliance (1) suitable to be operated wirelessly on an induction heating cooktop (17) that has one or more than one induction coil (18), comprising a base (2) of ferromagnetic properties, enabling the appliance (1) to be heated from the bottom with the magnetic energy transferred by the induction coil (18), a control unit (3) having a microcontroller providing the controlling of the operating parameters like temperature, motor speed and communication with the cooktop (17) and the monitoring and communication means like the user interface, display, rfid and a receiver coil (4) that partially receives the power generated by the induction coil (18), providing the required energy for operating the control unit (3) and the additional components like the sensor, mixer motor placed thereon depending on the intended use of the appliance (1). The receiver coil (4) has one or more windings in a spiral form with gaps (a) there-between, the windings being embedded in one or more channel (6) of a coil casing (7)..
Arcelik Anomim Sirketi
Loop powered transmitter with a single tap data isolation transformer and unipolar voltage converters
A loop-powered transmitter includes a data isolation transformer including primary and secondary windings and an analog-to-digital converter (adc) to convert a sensor signal to a digital value. The transmitter also includes a first microcontroller coupled between a multi-signal interface of the adc and only one tap of the primary winding of the data isolation transformer, and a second microcontroller coupled to the secondary winding of the data isolation transformer.
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Switching mode power supply with spread spectrum oscillator
Apparatus for use in a system, including a microcontroller for controlling the system, where the microcontroller includes at least one internal module capable of generating a periodic pulse signal. The microcontroller is programmed and operated so that the internal module generates a periodic pulse signal that is a pseudo-random spread spectrum oscillator signal.
Trw Automotive U.s. Llc
Methods and systems for sterilization of medical instruments
Techniques for stethoscope sanitation are disclosed. In one particular embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a system for stethoscope sanitation including a first dispensing nozzle positioned to dispense a sanitization fluid on a first surface of a stethoscope, a second dispensing nozzle positioned to dispense the sanitization fluid on a second surface of a stethoscope, a first sensor configured to detect the presence of the stethoscope within a close proximity of the first dispensing nozzle and to detect the presence of the stethoscope within a close proximity of the second dispensing nozzle, and a pump configured to receive the sanitization fluid from a sanitization fluid receptacle and to provide the sanitization fluid to the first dispensing nozzle and the second dispensing nozzle.
Oral care system
An oral care system is disclosed. The oral care system includes an electric toothbrush having an energy source; an electronic circuit including a microcontroller and one or more electric loads; and at least one sensor for providing a signal indicating a relevant change of an external condition; and a mobile computing device that stores a computer application.
System and infrared dongle
A method of controlling consumer devices using an infrared dongle coupled to a mobile device includes receiving power for the infrared dongle from the mobile device. The infrared dongle includes an infrared transmitter coupled to a microcontroller.
Cookery air purification and exhaust system
An air filtration and exhaust system is described. The system comprises a microcontroller, a power supply, and a series of sensors that detect the presence of airborne contaminants such as ultra fine particles, smoke, natural gas and radon gas.
End effector identification by mechanical features
According to one aspect of the present disclosure, 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 a loading unit.
Communication gateway and communication system including said communication gateway
A communication gateway including: a first communication interface for communicating, over a first communication network, with a mobile terminal; a second wireless communication interface for communicating, over a second communication network, with at least one external device. The communication gateway; an electrical energy recovery mechanism configured to recover electrical energy supplied by the mobile terminal; and a non-volatile memory powered by the electrical energy recovered and a microcontroller connected to the non-volatile memory and configured to exchange data with the mobile terminal over the first communication network and with the external device over the second communication network..
Schneider Electric Industries Sas
Hearing aid devices with reduced background and feedback noises
A personal sound processing apparatus is disclosed that comprises an earphone; a microphone; an electronic sound processor connected between an automatic gain controller (agc) and a digital volume controller, an automated feedback tracker operatively connected to the microcontroller, and an audio signal amplifier to amplify audio signals which level is controlled by the digital volume controller. The microcontroller is configured to execute electronic instructions for recognizing at least one of a feedback noise condition and a background noise condition in the audio signals and to send a control signal to the digital volume controller to adjust volume level in response to presence of the at least one of the feedback noise condition and the background noise condition..
Relay attack countermeasure system
An apparatus for preventing a relay attack that includes a microcontroller, a receiver, and a transmitter. The receiver is configured to receive a challenge message from a verifier.
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Hardware-based device authentication
An opportunity for a computing device to participate in a secure session with a particular domain is identified. A secured microcontroller of the computing device is used to identify a secured, persistent seed corresponding to the particular domain and stored in secured memory of the computing device.
Auto-provisioning for internet-of-things devices
A connectivity device includes a microcontroller, a network interface coupled to the microcontroller, and a non-transitory storage device coupled to the microcontroller. The non-transitory storage device includes a token usable for authentication and including executable code.
Texas Instruments Incorporated
This invention provides a wireless relay which derives power for operation from voltages connected to inputs to the relay. The wireless relay has a radio receiver, a microcontroller, control terminals, and switched terminals.
Travelling wave motor pre-driver using high resolution pwm generators
A motor driver combination for controlling a travelling wave motor includes a pre-driver including a microcontroller unit (mcu) chip including a plurality of high-resolution pulse width modulation (hrpwm) generators providing a frequency resolution better than ten hz. A digital bus is for transferring digital words received from a controller in a servo and velocity control block to the hrpwm generators, where the digital words provide travelling wave motor operating performance information from the motor during its operation.
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Method and unit of power harvesting
An electrical solution that avoids power-up problems due to excessive power consumption during start-up of for example microcontroller based electronics. According to the invention the power consuming electronics is disconnected from a power supply until all power storage elements of the power supply are charged up to a first predetermined level.