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Wireless communication systems for underground pipe inspection

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Wireless communication systems for underground pipe inspection

Digital map based 3d-character virtual interaction system for social networking

Digital map based 3d-character virtual interaction system for social networking

Digital map based 3d-character virtual interaction system for social networking

North complex/south complex interface

Date/App# patent app List of recent Microcontroller-related patents
06/25/15
20150180593
 Antenna tuning unit patent thumbnailAntenna tuning unit
A system, apparatus, and method directed to impedance matching an antenna with a transmitter for non-directional radio beacons. The apparatus includes an l-type impedance network comprising non-capacitive elements and at least one variable inductor on each branch of the impedance network.
Southern Avionics Co.
06/25/15
20150179044
 Wireless communication systems for underground pipe inspection patent thumbnailWireless communication systems for underground pipe inspection
Wireless communication system for underground pipeline inspection. The system includes a plurality of sensor nodes moved by robots within the pipeline and each sensor node includes a radio transceiver.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
06/25/15
20150177935
 Digital map based 3d-character virtual interaction system for social networking patent thumbnailDigital map based 3d-character virtual interaction system for social networking
A digital map based 3d-character geospatial virtual interaction system for social networking proposes a visual and audio presentation and virtual interaction system and methods for presenting 3d-characters which can be extended to other 3d objects (e.g. Cars, buses, bikes, ships, planes, etc.) and presenting their animations and sounds for interactions on a digital map mimicking the actual persons' and/or objects' physical appearances, looks, shapes, voices, sounds, locations, movements, behaviours and interactions, some or all of which can be mimicked, the visual and audio presentation and virtual interaction system and methods being combined with a geographic information system (gis) supported social networking platform which can store, manage and distribute geospatial and virtual interaction information along with other social networking information for use on the actual persons' computing devices (e.g., any type of computers, smartphones, tablets, microcontrollers, etc.)..
06/25/15
20150177801
 North complex/south complex interface patent thumbnailNorth complex/south complex interface
Embodiments including systems, methods, and apparatuses associated providing an interface between a north complex and a south complex of a system on a chip (soc). In embodiments, the north complex may include a microcontroller in an input signal requirement.
06/25/15
20150177296
 Spectrum analyzer using multiple intermediate frequencies and multiple clock configurations for residual, spurious and image signal reduction patent thumbnailSpectrum analyzer using multiple intermediate frequencies and multiple clock configurations for residual, spurious and image signal reduction
A spectrum analyzer for measuring an rf signal over a selected frequency span configured to use multiple intermediate frequencies (ifs) for residual, spurious and image signal reduction. The spectrum analyzer has both a primary if path and a secondary if path configured to provide band pass filtering of the if signals.
Test Equipment Plus, Inc.
06/25/15
20150177277
 Radio-frequency test system with tunable test antenna circuitry patent thumbnailRadio-frequency test system with tunable test antenna circuitry
A test system is provided for performing radio-frequency tests on an electronic device under test (dut) having multiple antennas. The test system may include a test unit for generating radio-frequency test signals, a test enclosure, and a test antenna fixture.
Apple Inc.
06/25/15
20150176193
 Intelligent electronic system for removing wrinkles on textile clothes and  carrying out said wrinkle removal patent thumbnailIntelligent electronic system for removing wrinkles on textile clothes and carrying out said wrinkle removal
An intelligent electronic system for removing wrinkles from a textile clothes load, including an electronic integrated circuit of the microcontroller type placed preferably integrally on the mainboard of the dryer machine located on the control panel, an user interface located preferably on the control panel allowing communications between the user and the dryer machine, and a water-injection means located at the drum's air inlet. A process for removing wrinkles on textile clothes is also disclosed..
Mabe, S.a. De C.v.
06/25/15
20150175099
 Method and system for disabling and enabling an electric motor vehicle control module patent thumbnailMethod and system for disabling and enabling an electric motor vehicle control module
The invention pertains to an electronic control module (3) for a motor vehicle electrical circuit (1), intended to be linked in a galvanically isolated manner to a motor vehicle electrical circuit (1) comprising at least one functional module (5) powered at high voltage, the control module comprising: - a connection bus (9), intended to be linked to an exterior interface (7), configured so as to conduct low-voltage electrical setpoint signals, emanating from the exterior interface (7) to the elements of the control module (3) to which they are addressed, - a microcontroller (1), configured to control the at least one functional module (5) as a function of the setpoint signals, characterized in that the microcontroller (11) and the connection bus (9) are linked by a non-galvanic coupler (13), provided with a low-voltage part (131) and with a high-voltage part (133), which are able to exchange at least one signal and are galvanically decoupled, and in that the control module furthermore comprises an electrical transformer (15), linked via outputs (153, 155, 157) to the high- and low-voltage parts (131, 133) of the non-galvanic coupler (13) and to the microcontroller (11) so as to provide their power supply, the transformer (15) being linked to a low-voltage source (17) via a breaker switch (19), and the connection bus (9) comprising a switching member (91) controlling the open or closed state of the breaker switch (19).. .
Valeo Systemes Thermiques
06/18/15
20150171859
 Method and  controlling current slew rate of a switching current through an external resistive load patent thumbnailMethod and controlling current slew rate of a switching current through an external resistive load
In one aspect of the teachings herein, a switching circuit for switching a power transistor is configured to control the slew rate of the switched load current in a manner that yields substantial independence from the load voltage, based on the use of a miller-effect compensation capacitor and controllable source resistances for driving the gate or base of the power transistor. In a non-limiting example, a control circuit, such as a microcontroller, uses a set of bidirectional input/output ports to drive the transistor base or gate through a selectable combination of parallel resistors, so that the effective source resistance for transistor turn-on and turn-off is selectable by configuring different combinations of input/output settings for the set of bidirectional input/output ports.
Omron Automotive Electronics, Inc
06/18/15
20150169926
 Reader for barcode and package processing system using same patent thumbnailReader for barcode and package processing system using same
A reader includes a main body, a pen, and a control unit. The pen is located at a first end of the main body.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
06/18/15
20150169837

Externally powered test meter firmware upgrade


An analyte meter having nonvolatile memory is configured to update its firmware via a usb cable using the power provided by the cable to transfer program code into temporary storage in the meter and to transfer the program code from the temporary storage to a program memory for reprogramming the meter's microcontroller.. .
Lifescan Scotland Limited
06/18/15
20150169075

Three-dimensional gesture remote control


A three-dimensional remote control for operating external electronic devices. A three-dimensional gesture sensor is positioned within a controller casing having a touchscreen, wherein user motions through a three-dimensional space above the touchscreen are detected by the three-dimensional gesture sensor.
06/18/15
20150168979

Data acquisition and power control programmable customizable combinatorial testing power sensing and display instrumentation


A method and system for a power supply and data acquisition unit including a power supply component configured to provide a selectable, variable power output to an experiment, wherein the experiment comprises one or more sensors. A sensor interface unit is configured to read a plurality of sensor inputs from the one or more sensors of the experiment.
The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy
06/18/15
20150168923

Method of managing an electronic apparatus


A method of managing an electronic apparatus including a case containing a microcontroller powered with electrical energy by an electrical energy storage and connected to a time base, a mechanism of measuring light intensity, a mechanism of detecting whether the apparatus is being worn, the microcontroller also being connected to a first display and a second display, arranged, in an active operating mode, to be controlled by the electronic control circuit to display at least a first temporal data item at least provided by the time base.. .
Eta Sa Manufacture Horlogere Suisse
06/18/15
20150168302

Density analysis of living organisms by magnetic levitation


A system and method enabling a portable electronic device to perform fluorescent measurements are provided. The system can comprise a case that houses one or more light emitting diodes and an optical filter.
Northeastern University
06/18/15
20150168268

Monitoring systems and methods


A monitoring system includes a plurality of modules to sense temperature and vibrations of a motor assembly, a hub computer to collect the sensed temperature and vibrations, and an analyzer computer to analyze the collected temperature and vibrations. The modules contain detectors that measure a temperature and vibrations in three axes of the motor assembly, a transceiver integrated circuit that measures a die temperature of the transceiver integrated circuit, a microcontroller integrated circuit that self-adjusts its clock pulses, and a memory that stores parameters set for the operation of the modules.
Tdg Aerospace, Inc.
06/18/15
20150168256

Method, computer program product & system


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.
06/18/15
20150167374

Electric motor control during unreliable power supply operations


A motor system and a method of operating an electric motor that includes monitoring a voltage of power supplied to the motor by a mircrocontroller located in the motor; storing energy within the motor; detecting if the voltage drops below a nonzero threshold; and if the voltage drops below the threshold, immediately operating the microcontroller with the stored energy to store a state of the motor in non-volatile memory located within the motor, and ceasing operation of the motor. This motor operation may be employed with multiple motors in vehicles where voltage drop may occur during an engine start of a vehicle stop/start event..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
06/18/15
20150167350

Electronic lock with power failure control circuit


An electronic lock with power failure control circuit includes a lock mechanism having a latchbolt movable between extended and a retracted positions and an electrically powered lock actuator to lock and unlock the latchbolt. The power failure control circuit includes a microcontroller and the lock is connected to a primary power source and an auxiliary power source, preferably supercapacitors and charger that can be turned on by the microcontroller and off when the charger signals a full charge.
Sargent Manufacturing Company
06/18/15
20150165903

Alcohol detection system for vehicle driver testing with integral temperature compensation


An alcohol detection system incorporates a resistive touch sensor mountable in a vehicle for determining presence of alcohol based on changed skin resistance. An ignition interlock is provided in the vehicle and a microcontroller is connected to and receives data from the touch sensor and provides a signal to open the interlock to disable the vehicle upon receipt of data from the touch sensor exceeding a predetermined value.
Transbiotec, Inc.
06/18/15
20150164373

Personal lung function monitoring device capable of exhaled breath analysis


A personal lung function monitoring device capable of exhaled breath analysis is described. The personal lung function monitoring device includes a physical measuring device and a microcontroller.
The Regents Of The University Of California
06/11/15
20150161019

Information processing apparatus with debugging unit and debugging method therefor


An information processing apparatus includes an external tool unit configured to provide a man-machine interface to a debugging user; and a microcontroller. The microcontroller includes: a cpu section configured to execute a program as a debugging target in a response to a first clock signal, wherein a clock rate of the first clock signal is changed in response to an instruction from the cpu section; a first transmitting section configured to transmit debugging data to the external tool unit in response to the first clock signal; a second transmitting section configured to transmit the debugging data to the external tool unit in response to a second clock signal which is different from the first clock signal; and a receiving section configured to receive data transmitted from the external tool unit..
Renesas Electronics Corporation
06/11/15
20150160178

Universal water condition monitoring device


The present invention is directed to a water condition monitoring device and related methods of use that significantly reduce the cost of the water condition monitoring devices by replacing the expensive and bulky multiple sensor electrodes of currently available devices with a single set of two or three metal electrodes to detect and/or measure such water quality parameters as ph, electric conductivity, temperature, and dissolved oxygen content. A microcontroller activates each sensor one at a time in a continuous loop, processing the sensor signals into near real time water condition data, which may be stored, displayed, or sent to a remote location for storage or display..
06/11/15
20150158174

Mobile robot for cleaning


A robotic cleaner includes a cleaning assembly for cleaning a surface and a main robot body. The main robot body houses a drive system to cause movement of the robotic cleaner and a microcontroller to control the movement of the robotic cleaner.
Irobot Corporation
06/04/15
20150156850

Microcontroller-based multifunctional electronic switch


A microcontroller based multifunctional electronic switch using a detection circuit design to convert external motion signals into message carrying sensing signals readable to the microcontroller. Based on the time length of sensing signals and the format of the sensing signals received in a preset instant period of time the microcontroller through the operation of its software program codes written in the otprom is able to recognize the working modes chosen by the external signal generating user and thereby selecting the appropriate loops of subroutine for execution.
06/04/15
20150156301

Smart case for mobile devices


Smart case with features including one or more of a locking door, flip id, collapsible compartment, magnetic release and/or mechanical release to access id, lanyard boss, tripod, programmable tactile buttons, wide/zoom camera lenses, keyless vehicle fob, fitness technology, lipstick/pen holder, retractable ear buds, magnetic card reader, battery, usb port, recharging technology, wireless charging receiver and tracking technology. A microchip, microcontroller, controller or processor with embedded or separate memory is configured or programmed to control the smart electronic features..
New Wallet, Inc.
06/04/15
20150156297

Smart case for mobile devices


Smart case with features including one or more of a locking door, flip id, collapsible compartment, magnetic release and/or mechanical release to access id, lanyard boss, tripod, programmable tactile buttons, wide/zoom camera lenses, keyless vehicle fob, fitness technology, lipstick/pen holder, retractable ear buds, magnetic card reader, battery, usb port, recharging technology, wireless charging receiver and tracking technology. A microchip, microcontroller, controller or processor with embedded or separate memory is configured or programmed to control the smart electronic features..
New Wallet, Inc.
06/04/15
20150155854

Semiconductor circuit


There is a need to provide a technology that shortens a time period from a point to start an external power supply for a microcontroller to a point to start operating a logic circuit. A stable voltage supply circuit of a semiconductor circuit accepts an external power supply vcc and supplies a vdd line with one of a power supply voltage to cause a stable output voltage and a power supply voltage to cause an unstable output voltage and fast start.
Renesas Electronics Corporation
06/04/15
20150154427

Method and system for power management of asset tracking system for non-stationary assets


There is system for power management for radio frequency identification (rfid) tag asset tracking systems where the tag has a transceiver, configured to control rfid communication of the rfid tag, an accelerometer, configured to determine and communicate whether the tag is in motion and a microcontroller unit (mcu), to control operation of the rfid tag and operably connected to, and in communication with, the accelerometer and the transceiver, wherein the mcu awakens, based on a trigger and receives, from the accelerometer, whether the accelerometer is moving, and if it is moving then provide power to other parts of the tag, otherwise transition to a sleep mode to conserve power.. .
Trapeze Software Ulc
06/04/15
20150153799

Startup performance and power isolation


The various implementations described herein include systems, methods and/or devices used to protect data in a storage device. In one aspect, a method includes (1) powering a power control processor (pcp) (also sometimes called a storage-level microcontroller) using a first input voltage, (2) while the pcp is powered using the first input voltage: (a) operating the pcp in a first mode, and (b) enabling charging of an energy storage device, (3) after achieving a predefined internal state, which includes the energy storage device charged to a predefined level, powering the pcp using a power supply voltage distinct from the first input voltage, and (4) while the pcp is powered using the power supply voltage, operating the pcp in a second mode, where the pcp operates at a higher performance level in the second mode than in the first mode..
Sandisk Enterprise Ip Llc
06/04/15
20150153469

Method and system for streamer depth control


Depth and tilt control systems for geophysical sensor streamers and methods of use are discussed. Such systems may include a plurality of tilt sensors disposed at spaced apart locations along the geophysical sensor streamer, each tilt sensor having a first tilt sensing element arranged to measure tilt of the geophysical sensor streamer proximate the associated spaced apart location, a plurality of lfd control devices, each disposed proximate one of the tilt sensors along the geophysical sensor streamer, and a plurality of microcontrollers, each microcontroller in signal communication with at least one of the lfd control devices and its associated tilt sensor, wherein each microcontroller is capable of utilizing the tilt measured by the associated tilt sensor to selectively operate the associated lfd control device to cause the geophysical sensor streamer to align with a selected depth profile..
Pgs Geophysical As
05/28/15
20150149707

Microcontroller with integrated interface enabling reading data randomly from serial flash memory


A microcontroller includes a microprocessor, a serial flash memory interface, and input/output (i/o) terminals for coupling the serial flash memory interface to external serial flash memory. The microprocessor is operable to generate instruction frames that trigger respective commands to read data from specified addresses in the external serial flash memory.
Atmel Corporation
05/28/15
20150149118

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.
05/21/15
20150143181

Dual endianess and other configuration safety in lock step dual-core system, and other circuits, processes and systems


An electronic circuit includes a microcontroller processor (410), a peripheral (420) coupled with the processor, an endian circuit (470) coupled with the processor and the peripheral to selectively provide different endianess modes of operation, and a detection circuit (140) to detect a failure to select a given endianess, whereby inadvertent switch of endianess due to faults is avoided. Other circuits, devices, systems, methods of operation and processes of manufacture are also disclosed..
Texas Instruments Incorporated
05/21/15
20150143154

Computer systems and methods of detecting ac failure


A computer system that includes a power supply unit that generates at least one secondary supply voltage (vcc) and an auxiliary voltage (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 is configured to monitor the state of at least one control signal of the power supply unit and/or the system board to detect a failure of the ac supply voltage (vac) and signal the failure of the ac supply voltage (vac) to at least the chipset.. .
Fujitsu Technology Solutions Intellectual Property Gmbh
05/21/15
20150142387

Device, logging smoking data


A system, a method, a device, and a computer program for detecting, monitoring and logging smoking activity related data. The device can comprise a housing, a power supply located within the housing, an atomizer electrically coupled to the power supply, a liquid solution fluidly coupled to the atomizer, and a data logging device configured to be located within the housing and that can comprise a microcontroller, a memory, and a data interface.
Loec, Inc.
05/21/15
20150142225

Railroad interlocking system with distributed control


A system includes a transceiver for receiving one or more communications from a communication device in a railway vehicle; a microcontroller that is configured for communication with the transceiver and that is configured to control a position of a switch in the railway; and an electronic subsystem for interfacing with the microcontroller and with the switch; wherein the trans transceiver is configured to transmit to the microcontroller at least one of the one or more communications received from the railway vehicle; wherein the microcontroller is further configured to extract a command from the parsed contents; wherein the microcontroller is further configured to transmit the command to the electronic subsystem to cause the electronic subsystem to transition the switch to a position specified by the command; and wherein transitioning of the switch to the specified position enables the railway vehicle to cross the switch.. .
Carnegie Mellon University
05/21/15
20150138860

Electrical device for use with a multiway switch system


Electrical devices, methods of operating an electrical device for use with a multiway switch system, and methods for connecting an electrical device with a load device and a multiway switch system for controlling the load device are described. In one embodiment, an electrical device for use with a multiway switch system includes an alternating current (ac) power interface configured to connect to at least one of a live wire and a neutral wire of an ac power supply, a load regulator module configured to regulate a load device that is connected to the neutral wire of the ac power supply, an output power interface configured to connect to the multiway switch system and to output a voltage to a switch of the multiway switch system, and a microcontroller module configured to control the load regulator module in response to a switching of the multiway switch system..
05/21/15
20150138787

Headlamp control system


One object of the present invention is to provide a headlight control system. The headlight control system is configured to be used with a headlight of a vehicle.
Ming Chi University Of Technology
05/21/15
20150138363

Vehicular vision system


A vehicular vision system includes a plurality of cameras mounted at a vehicle, with each camera including a respective image sensor and having a respective field of view exterior of the vehicle. The system includes a control and a video output for transmitting a stream of video captured by an image sensor of a camera of the plurality of cameras, and a serial data interface permitting a microcontroller of the control to communicate with at least one electronic device of the vehicle.
Magna Electronics Inc
05/21/15
20150137622

Control switch figuration and related methods


A control assembly includes a locking device having at least a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation, the locking device configurable to change from the first mode of operation to the second mode of operation. The locking device has a non-contact sensor and a microcontroller.
Rockwell Automation Technologis, Inc.
05/21/15
20150137482

Intelligent hitch vehicles


A hitch apparatus for a vehicle includes a microcontroller unit, a drawbar, and a coupling apparatus secured within the drawbar via a pin. The pin and/or the drawbar includes one or more force sensors, each configured to measure a force vector on the pin and/or drawbar during towing of a trailer or other vehicle attached to the coupling apparatus.
Teleswivel, Llc
05/21/15
20150136751

Heated floor panel for an aircraft and aircraft having a heated floor panel


A heated floor panel for an airborne vehicle and an airborne vehicle having at least one heated floor panel are described. The floor panel includes a controller housing, a first heated panel configured to heat the floor panel, a panel connector arranged in a wall of the controller housing, at least one power line coupled between the panel connector and the first heated panel and configured to supply electric power, which is input to the panel connector, to the first heated panel, a switch connected in one of the power lines, and a microcontroller connected to the switch and configured to actuate the switch for interrupting the electric power supply to the first heated panel in case of an electric fault in the floor panel..
Airbus Operations Gmbh
05/14/15
20150133829

System for monitoring and controlling negative pressure wound therapy


A system for monitoring and controlling negative pressure wound therapy includes a microcontroller that controls means for maintaining reduced air pressure based on a pressure signal from a pressure sensor. The means for maintaining reduced air pressure may include a vacuum pump and valve.
05/14/15
20150133824

Train-of-four measuring clip


A monitoring apparatus includes a clip assembly configured to be secured on a patient's digit. The clip assembly houses an accelerometer which measures acceleration in three dimensions.
05/14/15
20150133750

Vaginal biomechanics analyzer


The present invention includes a device and method for measuring skin elasticity that comprises: a probe, wherein the probe comprises one or more holes, a vacuum source, a pressure sensor, and one or more proximity sensors aligned about the one or more holes; and a processor for recording the deformation of the skin using a control unit comprising a microcontroller connected to the proximity and the pressure sensors, wherein the proximity sensor and the processor is adapted to automatically initiate a test when the sensor is positioned at a pre-determined distance from the skin, wherein a vacuum in the probe is capable of pulling skin into the one or more holes and the proximity sensor is capable of measuring an amount of skin drawn into the one or more holes to determine an elasticity of the skin.. .
05/14/15
20150130636

Integrated circuit device with tamper detection input and having real time clock calendar logging thereof


If an enclosure of a metering device is opened or vandalized, application software must determine when the metering history information became unreliable, and further notification to the utility may be desirable. Likewise, a shipping container or suitcase that has been opened or mishandled during shipping transient may be attributed to a particular location and/or handling person(s) when the time and date of the mishandling occurrence are known.
05/14/15
20150130471

Electric vehicle battery pack voltage monitoring


Total voltage output by a multi-cell battery pack in an electric vehicle is monitored. A main microcontroller having a chassis ground is digitally isolated from positive and negative busses of the battery pack.
05/14/15
20150130469

Electric vehicle battery contactor switch monitoring


Contactor switches between a multi-cell battery pack and an electric vehicle load are monitored. A main microcontroller having a chassis ground is digitally isolated from positive and negative busses of the battery pack.
05/14/15
20150130285

Portable transmitter for wireless power transmission


The present disclosure may provide a portable wireless transmitter which may be used to provide wireless power transmission (wpt) while using suitable wpt techniques such as pocket-forming. Portable wireless transmitter may be intended for providing power to a variety of devices in applications which demand portability or mobility for the transmitter.
05/07/15
20150127065

Percutaneous neurostimulator


The present invention concerns a percutaneous neurostimulator (11) consisting of a printed circuit board, the main elements of which are a microcontroller (14) and two electrodes having opposed polarity, and operating according to an intensity of about 1 μa and a frequency or a combination of sequential frequencies chosen amongst eight possible frequencies: 8 hz, 12 hz, 16 hz, 20 hz, 24 hz, 28 hz, 32 hz, 36 hz.. .
05/07/15
20150126894

Systems and methods for compound motor action potential monitoring with neuromodulation of the pelvis and other body regions


An electromyography muscle sensing system including a sensor platform and a cloud-based data analysis and storage platform. The sensor platform has an electromyography muscle sensor having sensing electrodes and a signal processing circuit having a sensor output, an analog-to-digital converter having a digital output, a memory, a communications device, a display indicating a status and an indication of cmap presence, a microcontroller maintaining a record of a current procedure, transmitting in real-time the record, determining if cmap is being achieved, and displaying a status or indication of cmap.
Cmap Technology, Llc
05/07/15
20150123560

Methods and interpolating low frame rate transmissions in lighting systems


Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for interpolating low frame rate transmissions in lighting systems. A method (100) includes, in a microcontroller (22) of a light fixture (14), receiving (102) input data frames at a low frame rate from a light controller (12) over a data bus (16), generating (104) output data frames from any two adjacent input data frames according to a scaling scaling in a lookup table (lut), and transmitting (106) the output data frames at a frame rate greater than the frame rate of the received input data frames to control a lighting effect of a light-emitting unit (24)..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
05/07/15
20150123554

Modular constant current regulator


Constant current regulator (10) for supplying a series circuit (9) of a lighting installation with an output 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 being each configured for providing a module output power contributing to the output power of the regulator. Each module comprises its proper transformer (135) for providing galvanic insulation as required by local standards, and a microcontroller (231) for controlling operation of the module.
Adb Bvba
05/07/15
20150122309

Flexible system of small-scale linear parabolic solar concentrators for power generation and dehydration


The invention relates to a solar energy collection system that uses linear parabolic concentrators designed on a small scale and with a modular configuration that allows optimum usage of solar collection surface area in places such as the roofs or flat roofs of factories or shops where space is generally small or irregular. The solar collector is coupled in rows actuated by a fully autonomous system for electronically controlling solar tracking, the operation of which is based on an algorithm programmed in a microcontroller.
Inventive Power S.a. De C.v.
04/30/15
20150121499

Method of operating a security token, computer program product and security token


There is provided a method of operating a security token, said security token comprising a secure element and a microcontroller unit being coupled to said secure element, wherein: the secure element receives an authentication command from a host device while the microcontroller unit is in a first sleep state; the secure element decodes the authentication command, sends a corresponding authentication request to the microcontroller unit and subsequently enters into a second sleep state; the microcontroller unit wakes up upon receiving the authentication request and subsequently determines an amount of available power; the microcontroller unit processes the authentication request only if the amount of available power exceeds a threshold. Furthermore, a corresponding computer program product and a corresponding security token are provided..
Nxp B.v.
04/30/15
20150116955

Engine control unit


An engine control unit including a substantially rectangular printed circuit board in which a microcontroller is mounted. The printed circuit board includes a connector portion in which connection terminals are provided to be arranged in one side edge portion along the longitudinal direction thereof.
Mikuni Corporation
04/23/15
20150113273

Remote verification of user presence and identity


A system for verifying the presence and identity of a user on a remote computer having a server connected to a network, the network being connected to one or more remote computers. The system further includes a microcontroller connected to the remote computer by means such as usb, and registered with the server.
04/23/15
20150113030

Novel approach for significant improvement of fft performance in microcontrollers


A system includes a memory bank and a control unit. The control unit is configured to perform fft computations based on merged radix-2 butterfly calculations by performing fft computations over n input items, and to access the memory bank for (½×log2 n)×(10×log2 n) times..
Texas Instruments Incorporated
04/23/15
20150112455

Control device with automatic adjustment


A control device with automatic adjustment includes: a gps module, for receiving a gps satellite information; and a microcontroller unit, coupled to the gps module. The microcontroller unit updates a control setting value based on the gps satellite information from the gps module, and the microcontroller unit controls a controlled device based on the control setting value..
Lite-on Technology Corporation
04/23/15
20150112448

Hybrid prosthetic hand


A hybrid prosthetic hand is detailed which is controlled via input from both semg signals, as well as mechanical control from the elbow and shoulder of an amputee. The device is equipped with mechanical fingers, which are driven by electrical motors, and controlled via microcontrollers.
04/23/15
20150110479

Wirelessly operated heating device of hot water dispenser


A heating device of an instant hot water dispenser is provided with an inlet, an outlet, a pcb, a solenoid valve, a flow meter, a first heating unit, and a second heating unit. The pcb includes a first transformer for supplying dc to the first heating unit, a second transformer for supplying dc to the second heating unit, a receiver for receiving pulses of ir light from a remote control, and a microcontroller electrically connected to the pcb for controlling the solenoid valve, sensing a flow rate measured by the flow meter, and communicating with the receiver so that an operation of the remote control wirelessly commands the microcontroller to control electric current to the first and second heating units..
04/23/15
20150109744

Portable tactile electronic object


The present invention concerns a portable electronic object provided with a case including a middle part closed by a back cover and by a glass and a bezel fixed to the middle part, said case containing at least one electronic module formed of a printed circuit board to which is fixed at least one microcontroller sending information to display means, said object further including tactile control means including at least one base element on which there is arranged at least one electrode, said electrode being electrically connected to the microcontroller by a conductive path.. .
Eta Sa Manufacture Horlogere Suisse
04/23/15
20150108931

Method and brushless dc motor control


In one aspect of the teachings herein, an interface circuit obviates the need for a microcontroller with multi-channel pwm capability in the context of controlling a brushless, three-phase dc motor. Instead, the interface circuit generates the requisite set of motor-phase control signals using a single pwm channel from the microcontroller.
Omron Automotive Electronics, Inc
04/23/15
20150108904

Microcontroller-based multifunctional electronic switch and lighting apparatus having the same


A microcontroller-based multifunctional electronic switch uses a detection circuit design to convert external motion signals into message carrying sensing signals readable to the microcontroller. Based on the time length of sensing signals and the format of the sensing signals received in a preset instant period of time the microcontroller through the operation of its software program codes written in the otprom is able to recognize the working modes chosen by the external signal generating user and thereby selecting the appropriate loops of subroutine for execution.
04/16/15
20150106776

Techniques for generating microcontroller configuration information


A method and apparatus for configuring a programmable device, wherein a user may select from pre-defined user modules to select a configuration and corresponding function, representations of which are each displayed to the user, and instructions, based on the selected module, are automatically generated and used by the programmable device to implement the selected configuration and corresponding function.. .
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
04/16/15
20150106105

Automatic door


In some implementations a microcontroller is coupled to a storage device, the storage device having a voice-recognition engine stored thereon, and the microcontroller is operably coupled to a device-controller of an automatic door.. .
Altorr Corporation


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