|| List of recent Microcontroller-related patents
|Single microcontroller based management of multiple compute nodes|
An apparatus for compute module management is described herein. The apparatus includes a host system and a logic solution.
A design support system and a method of generating and using a customisable analysis report comprising functional safety data for an electronic component, such as microcontroller, are described.. .
|Image processing unit, image processing apparatus and image display system|
An image processing unit including an always on circuit block and a non-always on circuit block is provided. When operating under a first operation mode, the non-always on circuit block receives a bias voltage from a power supply unit, so as to perform an image processing operation on an image input signal.
A pressure sensor is claimed for measuring the pressure of a fluid. The pressure sensor comprises two or more half bridges, an analog-to-digital converter, a microcontroller, an output generator, and one or more redundancy circuits.
|Static fluid sensor in communication with a multi-sensing device and method of operating|
A system including a flow sensor coupled to a fluid line and operable to determine flow rate data of a fluid flowing through the fluid line and communicate the flow rate data of the fluid to a multi-sense device. The multi-sense device coupled to the fluid line and operable to monitor characteristics of the fluid flowing through a filter element.
|Programmable irrigation controller having user interface|
An irrigation controller, includes a housing, a microcontroller within the housing and configured to store and execute an irrigation schedule, a valve driver coupled to the microcontroller and configured to output a zone activation signal to an actuatable zone valve in response to signaling from the microcontroller, and a user interface. The user interface includes a plurality of user input devices coupled to the microcontroller and configured to provide signaling to the microcontroller based upon a user's engagement therewith, the plurality of user input devices configured to allow the user to create an irrigation schedule; and a user display coupled to the microcontroller and configured to display irrigation parameters associated with the irrigation schedule.
|Portable therapeutic device using rotating static magnetic fields|
The present invention provides a portable therapeutic device for treatment of dyslipidemia, hyperviscosaemia, diabetic neuropathy, and peripheral artery disease, using rotating static magnetic fields (rsmf). The device comprises a two part plastic housing with a handle and a designated treatment area, a dc motor with microcontroller and a cylindrically shaped magnet roller, which comprises magnets tightly fitted into a stainless steel sleeve capped with two bearing shafts protruded on each end.
|Machine security system|
A machine security system for authenticating a machine key is disclosed. The machine security system comprises a microcontroller for detecting insertion of a machine key in a key slot of the machine.
|Circuitry for current regulated, externally controlled led driving|
A current driver circuit for regulating a light emitting diode (led) is disclosed. An example driver circuit uses one input node of the driver circuit for controlling both maximum brightness and dimming of an led coupled to an output node of the driver circuit.
|Multi-zone control system|
A multi-zone control system is provided. The multi-zone control system may include a system unit, zone wiring, a plurality of zone connection terminals and a first microcontroller.
|Dynamic timeout determination for microcontroller management of firmware updates|
Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for dynamic time out determination during a microcontroller driven firmware update. In an embodiment, the method includes selecting by a processor of a server a firmware update to be applied by a microcontroller to firmware of the server and computing a timeout value according to a function based upon a date of production of the server.
|Fan test device|
A fan test device is connected to an interface of a fan under test on a motherboard. The fan test device includes a connector, a power test unit, a signal test unit, a single chip microcontroller (scm), and a keyboard.
|System and method for 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.
|Method and apparatus for 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.
|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.
|Power storage device and power storage system|
To provide a power storage device, an operation condition of which is easily analyzed. A secondary battery includes a sensor that is a measurement unit, a microcontroller unit that is a determination unit, and a memory that is a memory unit.
|Apparatus for motor control system and associated methods|
A motor control apparatus to control a motor external to the motor control apparatus includes a microcontroller unit (mcu). The mcu includes mixed signal motor control circuitry adapted to perform back electromotive force (emf) motor control in a first mode of operation.
A secure identifier is derived, using a secured microcontroller of a computing device, that is unique to a pairing of the computing device and a particular domain. Secure posture data corresponding to attributes of the computing device is identified in secured memory of the computing device.
|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.
|Hardware-based device authentication|
An opportunity for a computing device to participate in a secure session with a particular domain is identified. A domain identifier of the particular domain is received and a secured microcontroller of the computing device is used to identify a secured, persistent hardware identifier of the computing device stored in secured memory of the computing device.
|Nonvolatile thermal memory method and apparatus for electronic overload relay|
An electronic overload relay includes a microcontroller having an internal random-access memory (ram) in which a motor thermal model is stored. The microcontroller is coupled to a power supply having a bulk storage capacitor.
A measuring device includes an insertion detecting switch, a measuring section, a radio communication section, and a microcontroller. The insertion detecting switch is configured to detect a specimen being inserted into the measuring device.
|Broadband re-configurable rf transmitter|
An rf transmitter system operating on a broader frequency range and providing a higher output power dynamic range is described. Low power rf signal is produced from a baseband signal using a quadrature modulator and using a broadband local oscillator signal.
|Broadband re-configurable rf receiver|
An rf receiver system operating on a broader frequency range and wide input dynamic power range is described. Received rf signal is downconverted to baseband signal using multiple quadrature demodulators.
|Operating circuit controlling device, semiconductor memory device and method of operating the same|
A semiconductor memory device is kept in a busy state by controlling a ready/busy pad when a detection signal is output since an external voltage is less than a reference voltage, prevents generation of an operating voltage by a pump circuit by preventing generation of a pump clock, and resets a microcontroller by preventing generation of micro clock. Accordingly, the semiconductor memory device may be prevented from malfunctioning through a series of operations when the external voltage is less than the reference voltage..
|Image display system and method for displaying image|
An image display system and a method for displaying the image are disclosed, in which the image display system includes a display device and a host. The display device includes an acceleration sensor and a microcontroller.
|Architecture for variable pressure mouse|
User input devices with variable pressure buttons are configured. A user may specify a range of pressure to be associated with a pressure level.
|State cycling apparatus and method, and control circuit for a lamp|
A state cycling apparatus uses a capacitor instead of complicated and expensive microcontroller to fulfill a state cycling function of a system. The state cycling apparatus includes an internal circuit in the system connected to the capacitor.
|Infant stimulation and environment sterilizing device|
A cognitive stimulating sterilizing device for providing visual, tactile and, or audible stimulation for infants that also selectively sterilizes select items and the surrounding ambient. This including a housing adapted for removable connection to cribs, changing tables and similar furniture, an ultraviolet light source in the housing for sanitizing items in the housing when closed and the ambient when opened, audio source and compartments for holding and storing select items.
|Reader for barcode and package processing system using same|
A pen-sized barcode reader includes a shell, a button, and a control unit. The control unit is received in the shell, and is activated by the button.
|Power supply device|
Miniaturization of a multiphase type power supply device can be achieved. A power supply control unit in which, for example, a microcontroller unit, a memory unit and an analog controller unit are formed over a single chip, a plurality of pwm-equipped drive units, and a plurality of inductors configure a multiphase power supply.
|Method and system for controlling a vehicle with a smartphone|
A remote control system for controlling a vehicle with a smart phone. The system includes the smart phone programmed with an application that can be installed in the phone via a computer or downloaded from the internet.
|Physiology measuring system and method thereof|
The current disclosure discloses a physiology measuring system comprising a sensing device and a signal processing device. The sensing device comprises a first antenna, a second antenna, a first pulse signal generator, a second pulse signal generator, a first pulse signal receiver, a second pulse signal receiver and a first wireless module.
|Apparatus for noninvasively measuring corporal hemodynamic and mechanical parameters for the diagnosis of sexual function in men and women|
A system and device for measuring sexual function includes an adjustable ring forming an opening to receive a penis, at least one diagnostic sensor positioned on an inner surface of the adjustable ring, wherein the ring automatically couples the diagnostic sensor to the penis throughout a range of ring diameters, and a microcontroller in communication with the at least one diagnostic sensor. The at least one diagnostic sensor measures data during sexual activity and communicates the data to the microcontroller.
|Smartphone control of electrical devices|
In some implementations a non-transitory storage device on a smartphone having a multi-sensory-recognition engine stored thereon is coupled to a microcontroller, a device-controller for an electrical device that is wirelessly coupled to the microcontroller, and at least one of a plurality of sensors is operably coupled to the microcontroller.. .
|Smart pixel lighting and display microcontroller|
A light emitting assembly is described. In one embodiment, one or more light emitting diode (led) devices and one or more microcontrollers are bonded to a same side of a substrate, with the one or more microcontrollers to switch and drive the one or more led devices..
|Intelligent lighting system|
Intelligent lighting system 100 is configured to operate from an ac source 12. An array of visible light emitting diodes (leds) 124 responds to environmental room conditions monitored by a sensor circuit.
|Beam forming antenna array|
A wireless access point device comprising a microcontroller unit, a transceiver coupled to the microcontroller unit, and a beam forming antenna coupled to the transceiver, wherein the beam forming antenna comprises a reflector, a switch, and two or more antenna elements substantially adjacent to the reflector and each coupled to the switch. Included is a beam forming method comprising identifying one or more target users, determining an antenna configuration, activating one or more antenna elements each comprising a reflector, thereby focusing an antenna radio frequency pattern towards the target users, and communicating with the target users, thereby transmitting data to the target users or receiving data from the target users..
|Bluetooth controllable electrical appliance|
The present invention provides a bluetooth controllable electrical appliance, comprising: a circuit substrate; a bluetooth communication chip disposed on the circuit substrate, wherein the bluetooth communication chip is compatible with a bluetooth 4.0 or later protocol; a microcontroller disposed on the circuit substrate and electrically connected to the bluetooth communication chip, for receiving a command from the external remote controller; an ac to dc circuit disposed on the circuit substrate; and one or more actuators selected from the group consisting of a motor, a heating coil, resistor or transistor, and a combination thereof.. .
|Data processing device, microcontroller, and self-diagnosis method of data processing device|
A data processing device according to the present invention includes a memory, an arithmetic circuit that accesses the memory by outputting an access control signal ctrl that controls access to the memory, a first data storage unit that stores first data used when a self-diagnosis is performed, a read-modify-write circuit that generates second data by replacing a part of the first data stored in the first data storage unit with modify data outputted from the arithmetic circuit, and a determination unit that diagnoses a failure of the read-modify-write circuit by comparing the second data with an expected value.. .
|Versatile sensors with data fusion functionality|
Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for identifying with a single, small, intelligent activity monitor a particular type of activity from among a plurality of different activities. The monitor may include a multi-axis accelerometer and microcontroller configured to combine and process accelerometer data so as to generate features representative of an activity.
|Mobile wireless customizable health and condition monitor|
A method and system for wellness monitoring using one or more wellness indicator inputs and values is provided. One or more wellness indicator monitoring devices may be provided for measuring wellness indicator input.
|Optical fiber-based distributed antenna systems, components, and related methods for monitoring and configuring thereof|
Optical fiber-based wireless systems and related components and methods support radio frequency (rf) communications with clients over optical fiber, including radio-over-fiber (rof) communications. The systems may be provided as part of an indoor distributed antenna system (idas) to provide wireless communication services to clients inside a building or other facility.
|Digital depth readout adapter for flasher type fish finder|
A depth display device for use with a flasher type fish finder system including a primary unit and a transducer assembly. The depth display device includes an enclosure, a microcontroller, a display panel, a transducer port, and an interface cable.
|Portable long-distance s.o.s. signaling device|
A portable distress light signal device generates a visual s.o.s. Distress signal indication visible from a significant distance away.
|Warning device for monitoring a health status of a bearing having a close range wireless interface|
The close range wireless interface includes an rfid tag having an integrated circuit, and a radio, an antenna for receiving and transmitting modulated and demodulated signals, and a digital bus connecting the microcontroller to the rfid tag. The microcontroller stores at least one of the sensed velocity, enveloped acceleration and the temperature values into a memory disposed within the rfid tag.
|Tracking and monitoring apparatus and system|
A programmable mobile unit for a portable host, such as a person, comprising a microcontroller in communication with each of a detachable freespace communication module for communication with a control centre, a gps unit for communication with at least a gps satellite system and a biometric sensor for monitoring and identifying the host.. .
|Method for monitoring a health status of a bearing with a warning device having a close range wireless interface|
The steps of downloading the parameters into memory, accessing the parameters with the microcontroller and adapting the parameters according to the stored parameters are carried out during a write operation. The steps of uploading the stored sensor value from memory to the radio, and transmitting the sensor value with the radio via the antenna are carried out during the reading operation..
|Music synchronized light modulator|
The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a system for controlling strings of lights. This system can include a host controller, one or more strings of lights, and an effects modulator.
|Method for monitoring at least two microcontrollers|
A method for monitoring at least two microcontrollers using a watchdog is described. The watchdog is associated with a first microcontroller and monitors the communication of a message from the first microcontroller within a time interval of a predefined duration.
|Gesture detection management for an electronic device|
The amount of power and processing capacity needed to process gesture input for a computing device is reduced by splitting the management of sensors, used to detect the input, among different processing components. A relatively high power processor system can monitor the sensors and determine the presence of gestures when the device is in an active state.
|System and method for initializing processor cores in a multiprocessor system|
A method for initializing processor cores in a multiprocessor system. The method includes a microcontroller initializing a first processor utilizing a common initialization image for all processor cores within the first processor.
|Data driven hardware chips initialization via hardware procedure framework|
A method provides processor initialization in different platform environments via a single code set. The method includes: in response to detecting a power-on operation of the processor, a microcontroller retrieving hardware procedures (hwp) framework code from a storage and triggering execution of the hwp framework code on the processor.
|Data driven hardware chips initialization via hardware procedure framework|
A system and computer program product provide processor initialization in different platform environments via a single code set. The system includes: in response to detecting a power-on operation of the processor, a microcontroller retrieving hardware procedures (hwp) framework code from a storage and triggering execution of the hwp framework code on the processor.
|System and method for initializing processor cores in a multiprocessor system|
A system and computer program product for initializing processor cores in a multiprocessor system. The system includes a microcontroller that initializes a first processor utilizing a common initialization image for all processor cores within the first processor.
|Infrared thermal imaging system and method|
Systems and methods for configuring an infrared thermal imaging system using a video interface of an electronic device, such as a microcontroller, for example, for sending commands and control information. In one example a an infrared thermal imaging system includes a focal plane array (fpa) of infrared detectors, the fpa being configured to generate an output signal in response to infrared radiation impinging thereupon, read out integrated circuitry (roic) operatively coupled to the fpa, and a microcontroller having at least one video display interface operatively coupled to the roic, the microcontroller being configured to send data to the roic via the at least one video display interface, the data including command data..
|Microcontroller with digital clock source|
A microcontroller has a numerical controlled oscillator receiving a primary clock signal and is configured to provide an internal system clock of the microcontroller. A method for operating a microcontroller performs the following steps: selecting a primary clock signal from a plurality of clock signals; feeding the primary clock signal to a numerical controlled oscillator; configuring the numerical controlled oscillator to generate a numerical controlled clock signal; and providing the numerical controlled clock signal as an internal system clock for the microcontroller..
|Led light controller system and method|
Embodiments of the disclosure provide a system for selecting a color show generated by led landscape, pool, and/or spa lights. The system can include an overlay indicating the color shows available to select from.
|Human sensing pet deterrent system for protecting an indoor area|
A human sensing pet deterrent system for protecting a specific indoor area is disclosed. The human sensing pet deterrent system includes an ultrasonic detection system that determines whether a human or a pet is entering the protected area, a motorized fluid sprayer system in the proximity of the protected area, and a microcontroller which controls and provides communication between the systems.
|Differential voltage measurement|
Measurement system and procedure suitable for measuring a voltage differential, the system comprising a measurement unit (1) having a first ground (10) as voltage reference and comprising a microcontroller (7) with an analog-digital converter (5), a sensor (2) having a second ground (20) as voltage reference, said second ground (20) being able to exhibit a potential difference with respect to the first ground (10), said measurement unit (1) having a first input (11) connected directly to the signal output (21) of the sensor (2), and a second input (12) connected directly to said second ground (20), the first and second inputs (11, 12) being linked to digital inputs (61, 62) of the microcontroller (7) through circuits for conditioning (31, 32, 41, 42) and analog-digital conversion (51, 52).. .
|Posture sensing system utilizing two-axis accelerometer|
A sensor system has a sensor (16) worn by a participant. The sensor is a two-axis accelerometer evaluation board which sends an x pulse width modulated signal and a y pulse width modulated signal to a microcontroller (20).
|Alcohol management system|
A blood alcohol content (bac) measurement system powered by an audio signal from a phone is provided. The bac measurement system includes a sensor unit, a microcontroller and a power extraction unit.
|A method and algorithm for stabilizing the output state of an optical transceiver|
The invention relates to a method and algorithm for stabilizing the output state of an optical transceiver. The method includes comparing a signal quality monitor (sqm) register value with a predetermined threshold.
|Transportation security system and associated methods|
A security system for monitoring a shipping container being transported on a cargo transport vehicle and methods for making and using same. A mounting device removably couples a container security device (csd) to the cargo container.
A capacitive sensor for measuring pressure comprises a fixed charge plate integral to a printed circuit board, a flexible charge plate that is grounded, a conductive donut-shaped adhesive spacer between the charge plates, a lid, a non-conductive donut-shaped adhesive spacer between the second charge plate and the lid, means of providing a pressure, fixed or variable, to both sides of the flexible charge plate, wherein a microcontroller controls a power supply and provides a voltage to the first charge plate wherein the accumulative voltage may be measured as a means of determining differential pressure.. .
|Emulated legacy bus operation over a bit-serial bus|
Legacy bus operations, such as x86 i/o instructions having an address space separate from memory address space, are supported in a system in which i/o devices are coupled to a microcontroller connected via an spi bus or other bit-serial bus. Each legacy bus operation is recognized and trapped by an interface controller, such as a south-bridge controller, which maps the trapped legacy bus operation into a corresponding bit-serial bus transaction, and transacts this corresponding bit-serial bus transaction on the bit-serial bus.
|Machine to machine development environment|
A wireless memory device may include logic configured to detect that first data has been written by a microcontroller to a first address of a memory space of the wireless memory device; incorporate the first data into a first packet, in response to detecting that the first data has been written to the memory space, wherein the first packet includes the first address; and provide the first packet to a wireless chipset to wirelessly transmit the first packet to a destination device. The logic may be further configured to receive a second packet from the wireless chip set, wherein the second packet was received wirelessly from the destination device; retrieve a second memory address from the second packet; retrieve second data from the second packet; and write the second data to the retrieved second memory address in the memory space of the wireless memory device..