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Date/App# patent app List of recent Microcontroller-related patents
05/19/16
20160141985 
 Automatic actuator calibration using back emf patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailLighting 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 patent thumbnailModular 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 patent thumbnailGate 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 patent thumbnailControl 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.


04/07/16
20160098695 

Electronic container vending payment control system


A payment system for vending containers is provided. The system includes an electronic payment interface accessible by a user and proximate to a container vending machine, comprising an input means, an output means, and a payment module.
Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.s. Llc


04/07/16
20160098694 

Electronic container vending payment control method


A payment method for vending containers is provided. The method includes providing an electronic payment interface accessible by a user and proximate to a container vending machine, comprising an input means, an output means, and a payment module the input means comprising an electronic interface to an electronic container inventory means, an electronic selection means, at least one of a magnetic card payment interface and an nfc payment interface.
Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.s. Llc


04/07/16
20160098335 

Method for automatic decommissioning of network participants


Disclosed is a memory device in which the state of the memory may be set by a mechanical action, with or without mains power present. The memory state may be detected by a microcontroller.
Google Inc.


04/07/16
20160098077 

Electronic control unit


An electronic control unit includes a microcomputer, a monitoring unit, a clock-generating oscillator circuit, a first power circuit supplying power to the microcomputer, and a second power circuit supplying power to the monitor microcomputer. The first power circuit includes a first switching power source including a first transistor and a first series power source including a second transistor.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


04/07/16
20160097801 

Systems and methods for connectors with insertion counters


Systems and methods for connectors with insertion counters are provided. In one embodiment, a connector comprises: an interface configured to interface with a corresponding interface of a port to communicate signals between the port and a cable attached to the connector; at least one switch configured to change from a first state to a second state when the connector is inserted into the port; and a microcontroller configured to record insertion events, wherein the microcontroller increments an insertion count stored within the microcontroller when the at least one switch transitions from the first state to the second state..
Adc Telecommunications, Inc.


04/07/16
20160097269 

Smart frac plug system and method


A frac plug system for use at the end of well drill string in a fractured underground formation, includes an elongated mandrel body, wherein the front portion of said elongated mandrel body includes a nose cone, the rear of said elongated mandrel body includes a mandrel head and the mid-portion of said elongated mandrel body includes a sealing assembly; a set of sensors positioned on said nose cone, said set of sensors being selected from a group including: temperature sensors, pressure sensors, ph sensors and fluid composition sensors; a battery operated microcontroller located within said mandrel body, said battery operated microcontroller constructed and arranged to periodically read the data output of said set of sensors and store said data from said set of sensors; a transmitter electrically connected to said battery operated microcontroller, said transmitter constructed and arranged to transmit said stored data from said set of sensors to a receiver when said receiver is in receiving range of said transmitter, said receiver constructed and arranged to write said transmitted stored data to an electronic memory; and whereby when said data from said set of sensors may be retrieved from said electronic memory.. .

04/07/16
20160097249 

Flow switch algorithm for pulser driver


A pulser driver assembly of a measurement-while-drilling tool that includes an improved flow switch is disclosed. The flow switch uses multiple accelerometers of different types that measure acceleration changes in a system.
Reme, L.l.c.


04/07/16
20160096027 

Wireless delivery of transcutaneaous electrical nerve stimulation (tens) treatments


A method and system for performing transcutaneaous electrical nerve stimulation (tens) via a portable mobile device. The tens system includes a wireless radio, a microcontroller, and a switch.

03/31/16
20160095187 

On line automatic detection of the time phase of the threshold voltage of a lighting load and its application in lighting management


The present disclosure discloses a method based on microcontroller circuit and software codes to on line automatically detect the time phase of the threshold voltage of a lighting load in each ac half-cycle. This automatic detection capability enables a dimmer circuit of a lighting apparatus to establish a dimmer working range from the self-detected time phase of threshold voltage of the lighting load.

03/31/16
20160094350 

Automatic power budget management for power-over-ethernet apparatus


A power-over-ethernet (poe) apparatus is provided with pse controllers that are cooperable to manage a global power budget of the poe apparatus automatically. Information indicative of the global power budget is conveyed to a group of pse controllers.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


03/31/16
20160094000 

Termination system with communication device


A termination system includes an applicator and a communication device mounted to the applicator. The application has a ram that is movable towards and away from a stationary anvil along a crimp stroke.
Tyco Electronics Corporation


03/31/16
20160093187 

Sound and temperature sensors for environmental anomaly detection


The sound wave and temperature sensor of the present disclosure can be used for detecting whether a fire accident occurs within a specific area without risking altering or damaging existing sensors, and can be a part of an intelligent home security system. One aspect is to provide an integrated sound wave and temperature sensor that can efficiently work together with the existing sensors.
Mivalife Mobile Technology, Inc.


03/31/16
20160089702 

Method of cleaning a food or beverage dispenser


A food and beverage dispenser for dispensing food and beverage products may have a clean in place (cip) system that functions with minimal to no operator interface and disassembly. The dispenser may include one or more product barrels and an ingredient supply refrigerator.
Fbd Partnership, Lp


03/31/16
20160089612 

Distributed system of autonomously controlled mobile agents


A system includes a drivable surface that includes location encoding markings. A mobile agent is provided that includes a drive motor, an imaging system for taking images of the markings, a vehicle wireless transceiver, and a microcontroller operatively coupled to the motor, the imaging system, and the vehicle wireless transceiver.
Anki, Inc.


03/24/16
20160088711 

Adaptable lighting system


The present disclosure relates to an adaptable lighting system and a method for adaptive illumination. An example adaptable lighting system comprises an image sensor configured to acquire environmental information associated with a plurality of predetermined regions; a microcontroller configured to calculate an illumination algorithm based on the acquired environmental information, and to generate an adjustment command based on the calculation; and one or more lighting units configured to receive the adjustment command, and to adjust lighting output in accordance with the received adjustment command.
Systech Electronics Limited


03/24/16
20160087621 

Integrated magnetic field sensor-controlled switch devices


Embodiments relate to integrated magnetic field sensor-controlled switch devices, such as transistors, current sources, and power switches, among others. In an embodiment, a magnetic switch and a load switch are integrated in a single integrated circuit device.
Infineon Technologies Ag


03/24/16
20160085710 

Reconfigurable modular computing device


A configurable computing device comprising a housing, a printed circuit board disposed within the housing, a first microcontroller and a second microcontroller each coupled to the pcb, wherein the first microcontroller and the second microcontroller are in electrical signal communication with each other, a computer-on-module (com) coupled to the pcb, wherein the com is in electrical signal communication with the first microcontroller and the second microcontroller, and one or more peripheral modules coupled to the pcb, wherein, the peripheral modules are each in electrical signal communication with the first microcontroller and wherein, the peripheral modules are each in electrical signal communication with the com via the second microcontroller.. .
Entegra Technologies, Inc


03/24/16
20160085553 

Multi-processor command management in electronic components with multiple microcontrollers


In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes executing firmware including a command list configured to maintain commands executable by a host processor of a field-programmable unit. One or more of the commands define communications between the host processor and one or more back-end processors of the field-replaceable unit.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/24/16
20160085552 

Multi-processor command management in electronic components with multiple microcontrollers


In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes executing firmware including a command list configured to maintain commands executable by a host processor of a field-programmable unit. One or more of the commands define communications between the host processor and one or more back-end processors of the field-replaceable unit.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/24/16
20160084897 

Method and circuit for assessing pulse-width-modulated signals


A method of assessing a pulse-width-modulated signal in which the pulse-width-modulated signal to be assessed is applied to a first input of a microcontroller and a signal, that depends on the pulse-width-modulated signal being assessed, is applied to a second input of the microcontroller for assessment. The pulse-width-modulated signal being assessed is applied to a voltage divider to produce the signal that depends on the same.
Zf Friedrichshafen Ag


03/24/16
20160084696 

Smart electronic float, integrating mobile personal fishing information, and computer program product


A smart electronic float includes: an accelerometer, sensing a movement distance, a movement velocity, movement power, and a sinking gravity of the smart electronic float in water, to produce a corresponding plurality of pieces of float movement data; a microcontroller, receiving the float movement data sensed by the accelerometer; a first wireless communications device, where the microcontroller transmits the float movement data to an electronic device through the first wireless communications device, and receives a light-emitting diode (led) on/off signal from the electronic device; and an led, where on/off of the led is controlled by the microcontroller according to the led on/off signal.. .
Insyde Software Corp.


03/17/16
20160081161 

System, method, and self-adaptive scheduled lighting control


A lighting control device is provided which includes a microcontroller, at least one wireless transceiver, at least one dimmer, one or more lighting terminals powered by the at least one dimmer, at least one environmental sensor, and at least one input device. In operation, the microcontroller obtains environmental data from the at least one environmental sensor, obtains input data from the at least one input device, transmits the environmental data and the input data to an external server, obtains a lighting operating schedule based on the environmental data and the input data from the external server, and executes the lighting operating schedule from the external server by controlling one or more smart bulbs via the at least one wireless transceiver and controlling the electrical current output to lighting terminals..

03/17/16
20160079781 

Key ring attachable mobile phone power and control device


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


03/17/16
20160077834 

Execution flow protection in microcontrollers


An execution flow protection module (30) for a microcontroller (10) with a memory (24) and a microprocessor (20) is described. The module (30) is configured to monitor the memory (24) access of the microcontroller (10) to identify instructions fetched by the microcontroller (10) from the memory (24) for execution by the microprocessor (20).
Nxp B.v.


03/17/16
20160076913 

Path measurement a magnetic sensor and sensor


A method of path measurement uses eddy current principles and a sensor which interacts with a measuring object. The sensor has an electrical connector and a sensor coil.
Methode Electronics Malta Ltd.


03/17/16
20160076506 

Ignition system for light-duty combustion engine


In at least some implementations, an ignition system for a light-duty combustion engine includes a charge winding, a microcontroller and a power supply sub-circuit. The sub-circuit is coupled to both the charge winding and the microcontroller and includes a first power supply switch, a power supply capacitor and a power supply zener.
Walbro Engino Management, L.l.c.


03/17/16
20160076193 

Intelligent electronic system for previously sensing the dryness condition of a textile clothes load in an automatic electronic clothes dryer machine


An intelligent electronic system for previously sensing the dryness condition of a textile clothes load applicable to an automatic electronic clothes dryer machine is disclosed, which comprises: an electronic integrated circuit of the microcontroller type located in a dryer machine, wherein said microcontroller receives and processes signals coming from a plurality of temperature sensing means and from humidity sensing means in order to make decisions and to inform the dryer machine what action it must execute; as well as a method for previously sensing the dryness condition of a textile clothes load applicable to any automatic electronic clothes dryer machine for home use, wherein said method comprises the steps of: (a) collecting information about air temperature at the drum's outlet and inlet, as well as information on the humidity conditions of the textile clothes load; (b) with the information collected in step a) above determining whether the dryer machine is cold or warm; (c) letting a first period of time to elapse during which measuring of air temperature conditions of the drum's outlet and inlet as well as humidity conditions of said textile clothes load continues; (d) checking whether or not said conduit is obstructed; (e) letting a second period of time to elapse during which measuring of air temperature conditions of the drum's outlet and inlet as well as humidity conditions of said textile clothes load continues; (f) determining whether the textile clothes load is small or large; (g) determining whether the textile clothes load is small or large; and, (h) checking whether or not the large or small textile clothes load is dry, by comparing the humidity conditions of said small or large load against a preset parameter.. .
Mabe, S.a. De C.v.


03/17/16
20160075297 

Capacitive sensing device


A capacitive sensing device comprises an antenna electrode for emitting an alternating electric field in response to an alternating voltage caused in the antenna electrode and a control and evaluation circuit configured to maintain the alternating voltage equal to an alternating reference voltage by injecting a current into the antenna electrode and to measure the current. The control and evaluation circuit includes a microcontroller with a digital output for providing a digital signal and a low-pass filter operatively connected to the digital output for generating the alternating reference voltage by low-pass-filtering the digital signal..
Iee International Electronics & Engineering S.a.


03/17/16
20160074657 

Head-wearing wireless control transcranial electrical stimulation device


A head-wearing wireless control transcranial electrical stimulation device includes a head-wearing part and a remote control part. An integrated circuit board is arranged within a cavity of a first end of the head-wearing part.
Advance Electronic And Medical Industries Company Limited


03/17/16
20160073878 

Eye imaging apparatus and systems


Various embodiments of an eye imaging apparatus are disclosed. In some embodiments, the eye imaging apparatus may comprise a light source, an image sensor, a hand-held computing device, and an adaptation module.

03/17/16
20160073877 

Eye imaging apparatus and systems


Various embodiments of an eye imaging apparatus are disclosed. In some embodiments, the eye imaging apparatus may comprise a light source, an image sensor, a hand-held computing device, and an adaptation module.

03/10/16
20160072628 

Systems and methods for managing cryptographic keys in a secure microcontroller


The present invention relates to key management in a secure microcontroller, and more particularly, to systems, devices and methods of automatically and transparently employing logic or physical address based keys that may also be transferred using dedicated buses. A cryptographic engine translates a logic address to at least one physical address, and processes a corresponding data word based on at least one target key.
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.


03/10/16
20160072605 

Time-division multiplexing data aggregation over high speed serializer/deserializer lane


A digital signal interface includes a multiplexer coupled to receive a plurality of data signals from at least one of a microprocessor, a microcontroller, or a field-programmable gate array (fpga), the multiplexer multiplexing the plurality of data signals. The interface further includes a serializer/deserializer (serdes) transceiver coupled to receive the multiplexed data signals, the serdes transceiver serializing the multiplexed data signals and transmitting the serialized data signals..
Artesyn Embedded Computing, Inc.


03/10/16
20160071155 

Smart retail space


A cloud server system determines a selection of an item from a number of items within a retail space based on a user preference profile. The selection is determined by matching the user preference profile to one or more items located at the retail space.

03/10/16
20160070940 

Card reader with power efficient architecture that includes a power supply and a wake-up circuit


These and other objects of the present invention are achieved in a card reader with a read head positioned in a housing. The read head is configured to be coupled to a mobile device and has a slot for swiping a magnetic stripe of a card.
Square, Inc.


03/10/16
20160070335 

Configurable digital interface for switching voltage regulators


A high-speed, low-latency configurable digital interface for a voltage regulator includes a first hardwired unit, a second hardwired unit and a programmable microcontroller interfaced between the first and second hardwired units. The first hardwired unit is operable to deserialize incoming frames received over the configurable digital interface into commands and data associated with operation of a switching voltage regulator, and serialize outgoing data into new frames for transmission over the configurable digital interface.
Infineon Technologies Austria Ag


03/03/16
20160064915 

Circuit breaker for interrupting a circuit


A circuit breaker is disclosed for interrupting a circuit. In an embodiment, the circuit breaker includes an electronic trip element, including a microcontroller, to interrupt the electrical circuit when at least one adjustable protection parameter is reached.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft




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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