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 Electronic vaporiser system patent thumbnailElectronic vaporiser system
An electronic cigarette vaporiser includes a heating element and a microcontroller; the microcontroller monitors or measures the airflow speed or pressure drop over an air-pressure sensor or other sensor and uses that as an input to control the power delivered to the heating element. The microcontroller can compensate for a very strong inhalation by applying more power during that inhalation as compared to a very light inhalation to ensure that the heating element is kept at its optimal heating temperature..
Beyond Twenty Ltd.


 Electronic vaporiser system patent thumbnailElectronic vaporiser system
An electronic cigarette vaporiser includes a heating element and a microcontroller; the microcontroller monitors or measures electrical characteristics of the heating element and uses that to automatically identify the type of heating element and as a control input. The microcontroller automatically applies different heating parameter controls to the heating element, including optimal and maximum operating temperature, depending on the type of heating element that is identified..
Beyond Twenty Ltd.


 V2x antenna systems patent thumbnailV2x antenna systems
Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of v2x antenna systems. In an exemplary embodiment, a v2x antenna system comprises a coupler and a microcontroller.
Laird Technologies, Inc.


 Method of controlling rotational speed of motor of electric bed patent thumbnailMethod of controlling rotational speed of motor of electric bed
A method of controlling a rotational speed of a motor of an electric bed includes the following steps. (a) use a sensor to detect rotation of the motor, set a predetermined rotational speed of the motor in a microcontroller, and use the microcontroller to calculate actual rotational speeds of the motor.

 Electronic cigarette and  reminding of charging of electronic cigarette patent thumbnailElectronic cigarette and reminding of charging of electronic cigarette
The invention is related to an electronic cigarette and a method for reminding of charging of an electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette comprises: a microcontroller, a charging prompt module, a power detection module and a power supply battery, wherein the power detection module is configured for detecting the remaining capacity of the power supply battery and sending the value of the remaining capacity to the microcontroller, the microcontroller is configured for comparing the received value of remaining capacity with a preset value, and controlling the charging prompt module to send a charging prompt signal when the value of the remaining capacity is lower than the preset value.
Kimree Hi-tech Inc.


 Ground fault protection circuit and ground fault circuit interrupter patent thumbnailGround fault protection circuit and ground fault circuit interrupter
The present invention relates to a ground fault protection circuit and a ground fault circuit interrupter. A ground fault protection circuit may include a power supply circuit, a ground fault detection circuit, a signal amplifying and shaping circuit, a microcontroller control circuit, a power supply detection and indicator circuit, a tripping mechanism control circuit, and a reverse grounding detection and execution circuit.

 Remote barrier operator command and status device and operation patent thumbnailRemote barrier operator command and status device and operation
The present disclosure provides a barrier operator system in which a remotely located transceiver type controller is in wireless communication with a transceiver type adapter connected to a barrier operator, and in electronic communication with the barrier operator's microcontroller. The controller is operable to wirelessly transmit door operator status inquiries to the adapter.
Overhead Door Corporation


 Wireless card reader with contactless and contact card interfaces patent thumbnailWireless card reader with contactless and contact card interfaces
Methods, systems, and apparatus, for a payment card reader comprising: a frame, where the frame includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side surface, and a second side surface, a second side surface of the side surfaces on an opposite side of the frame from the first side surface, the first side surface including a groove configured to receive a swipe of a magnetic stripe card, the second side surface including a slot configured to receive insertion of a chip card; a magnetic stripe reader interface; a chip card reader interface; circuitry configured to direct signals from the magnetic stripe reader interface and the chip card reader interface to a microcontroller in the card reader; and circuitry configured to communicate wirelessly between the card reader and a computing device.. .
Square, Inc.


 Controlling target devices patent thumbnailControlling target devices
Methods, systems, and apparatuses for controlling a target device are disclosed. In some instances, the apparatus is a wearable apparatus in the form of a ring.
Fin Robotics, Inc.


 Ultrasonic ranging sensors patent thumbnailUltrasonic ranging sensors
An apparatus and method for ultrasonic ranging that allows for the determination of both longitudinal and lateral distances therefore, solving the problem of determining how far to the left or right an object is using such a sensing apparatus by providing variable gain in the receivers, by varying the number of pulses from the transmitter, or by varying the threshold. For example, a digital potentiometer can be used in cascade with each of the two receivers, controlled by the microcontroller, so that the gain can be increased as the time-since-transmission increases.

Combination electric tool and control method therefor

A combination electric tool includes a main body and at least one working part drivable via and separably attachable to the main body. The main body includes an electric motor and a control circuit with a signal recognition module having a microcontroller.
Suzhou Cleva Electric Appliance Co., Ltd.

Interface for an automatic hygienic sheet paper dispenser

The disclosure concerns an interface for communicating with and for controlling the operation of an automatic hygienic sheet material dispenser. The interface includes a user sensor to detect the presence of a user within a sensing zone, at least one indicator for indicating the setting of an operational parameter, a main microcontroller, at least one additional sensor for adjusting a dispenser operational parameter or activating a dispenser function, and a protective cover including a graphical symbol or text.
Sca Hygiene Products Ab

Electronic cigarette and preventing deterioration of electronic cigarette liquid

An electronic cigarette and method for preventing deterioration of the electronic cigarette liquid; both ends of an atomization assembly are provided with valve assemblies to control whether to enable the cigarette liquid in the atomization assembly to contact external air; when a user smokes, an air flow sensor senses the internal air pressure change of an electronic cigarette body, and transmits a pulse signal to a microcontroller; the microcontroller transmits, according to the pulse signal, a first control signal to the valve assemblies to open a valve, and controls the atomization assembly to atomize the cigarette liquid to produce cigarette smoke; when the user stops smoking, the electronic cigarette body has no air flow change therein, and the microcontroller does not receive any pulse signal, and closes the valve assemblies to enable the cigarette liquid in the atomization assembly to be isolated from the external air.. .
Huizhou Kimree Technology Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Branch

Electronic cigarette and electronic cigarette operating method

An electronic cigarette and an electronic cigarette operating method are provided. The electronic cigarette includes an electronic cigarette body, where an airflow sensor, an atomization component, a voice module and a microcontroller are arranged in the electronic cigarette body.
Huizhou Kimree Technology Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Branch

Electronic vaporiser system

An electronic cigarette vaporiser includes a heating element for heating an e-liquid and a microcontroller; the microcontroller determines the type and/or characteristics of the e-liquid being used and uses that as an input to automatically control the power delivered to the heating element to heat the e-liquid in a manner suitable for that specific type of e-liquid, or e-liquid with those characteristics. The e-liquid can be supplied from a cartridge and that cartridge then includes a record of the type of e-liquid stored in the cartridge and/or its characteristics and the microcontroller reads that record or is provided data from that record.
Beyond Twenty Ltd.

Electronic vaporiser system

An electronic cigarette vaporizer includes a heating element and a microcontroller; the microcontroller monitors or measures external or ambient temperature and uses that as a control input. The control input automatically controls the power delivered to the heating element to ensure that the heating element operates at its optimal temperature.
Beyond Twenty Ltd.

Electronic vaporiser system

An electronic cigarette vaporiser includes a heating element, an air pressure sensor and a microcontroller; the microcontroller stores, processes or determines the extent of each inhalation using signals from the air pressure sensor. The microcontroller can calculate the approximate e-liquid consumption from the extent of each inhalation or provide data that enables an external processor to calculate approximate e-liquid consumption.
Beyond Twenty Ltd.

Tracking sensor

Tracking tags for attachment to an object or animal. The tracking tags may include low-power long-range transmitters drawing power from a battery or a renewable energy source.
Garrity Power Services Llc

One plus one redundant optical interconnects with automated recovery from light source failure

An optical interconnect device is provided that includes a first vertical cavity of surface emitting laser (vcsel), connected in parallel with a second vcsel, an optical coupler that is configured to direct the light output from the first vcsel and the second vcsel to a single optical fiber, where a common connection of each vcsel is controlled using a mosfet/inverter, where in normal operation only one of the first vcsel or the second vcsel is enabled, where a common connection of each vcsel is not directly connected to a ground, and a microcontroller that is configured to switch output from the first vcsel to the second vcsel in the event of failure by the first vcsel, where a failure of the first vcsel does not result a communication in link failure.. .
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Midi controller utilizing replaceable controls

An electronic microcontroller-based device outputting electronic signals in one or more electronic communication protocols such as serial midi and midi-over-usb that features inputs for the connection of user selectable control devices which can control all aspects of the outputted electronic signals is disclosed. External inputs may be switches, analog or digital controls, or a combination, outputting one or more electronic values, digital control messages or both.

Tracking device and tracking system and tracking device control method

A tracking device, a tracking system, and a tracking device control method with safe-zone demarcation based on the usually detected wifi access points are provided. The tracking device includes a telecommunication transceiver, a wifi receiver and a microcontroller.
Athentek Incorporated

Smart passive rfid reader with adaptive beamforming capability

A smart passive rfid reader includes an rfid reader module, a microcontroller providing a means for increasing the probability of detecting correct passive rfid tags and decreasing the probability of detecting incorrect passive rfid tags, and antennas connected to the rfid reader module, wherein adjacent antennas have orthogonal polarization and the antennas each have a pivoting axis, whereby rotating the antennas about their pivoting axes causes a change in the overlap of the antenna beam radiation patterns and thereby provides a means for adaptive beamforming in order to improve tag reading.. .
Dirac Solutions, Inc.

Wearable wireless hmi device

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

Microcontroller and manufacturing the same

A microcontroller which operates in a low power consumption mode is provided. A microcontroller includes a cpu, a memory, and a peripheral circuit such as a timer circuit.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Method and device for measuring fluid properties using an electromechanical resonator

A method and device are described for making in situ measurements of the density and viscosity of downhole fluids at subterranean wells. An oscillator circuit is deployed in the well comprising an amplifier, a feedback loop, and an electromechanical resonator.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Method and noise control in ultrasonic sensors

The adjustable voltage regulator under control of a microcontroller applies controlled amplitude voltage in the range of 5 to 9 vdc to the sensor transmitter to adjust the output amplitude of the transmitter. The adjustable amplitude transmitter allows an occupancy sensor to have its total output energy adjusted to reduce environmental noise-induced false triggering and to conform to the area to be covered.
The Watt Stopper, Inc.

Synchronized motion control double electric bed

A synchronized motion control system for a double electric bed includes two control devices attached to two electric single beds of the double electric bed respectively. Each electric single bed has a driver circuit and a motor.

Multimode tea making making traditional beverages

A method and an apparatus are disclosed for brewing hot beverages, such as african green tea or ataaya, including using a software-controlled electromechanical teapot to control and direct the beverage through various stages of mixing, boiling, cooling, and dispensing with multiple pumps, while monitoring the appropriate temperatures and time to take various actions or transition to various stages of brewing. In various embodiments, the electrical-electronic teapot includes various indicators such as buzzers, information display, lights, and the like to inform the user of various events and states, such as when the beverage is ready for serving.

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.

Programmable led driver

An led driver comprising a first stage, wherein the first stage converts ac power from an ac power source into a dc power source. A second stage receiving the dc power source from the first stage and further comprising: a second stage step-down buck converter with a constant current output that receives power from the dc power source; and a second stage intelligent step-down led driver chip that runs a step down buck converter that produces the constant current output to the external led load.
Eptronics, Inc.

Sensor-based closed loop antenna swapping apparatus and methods

Antenna systems that make use of an integrated proximity sensor or other sensor in order to implement a closed loop antenna selection system. In one embodiment, the antenna system is implemented within an exemplary portable wireless device and includes as its primary components for implementing the closed loop antenna selection system: a proximity sensor/microcontroller unit (mcu); a switching apparatus; a baseband front end module (fem); and a number of antenna modules.
Pulse Finland Oy

Ultra-sound communication system

A device is disclosed. The device includes a plurality of microphones to receive ultra-sound signals, wherein the ultra-sound signals include an encoded data.

Usb autorun device

A portable, application-specific usb autorun device, following connection to a computer terminal, automatically initialises or presents itself as a known type of device and then automatically sends to the terminal a sequence of data complying with a standard protocol, that sequence of data automatically causing content to be accessed or a task to be initiated. The device (i) includes a standardised usb module that includes a usb microcontroller, the standardised module being designed to be attached to or embedded in multiple types of different, application specific packages but (ii) excludes mass memory storage for applications or end-user data..
Arkeytyp Ip Limited

Usb autorun device

A portable, application-specific usb autorun device, following connection to a computer terminal, automatically initialises or presents itself as a known type of device and then automatically sends to the terminal a sequence of data complying with a standard protocol, that sequence of data automatically causing content to be accessed or a task to be initiated. The device (i) includes a standardised usb module that includes a usb microcontroller, the standardised module being designed to be attached to or embedded in multiple types of different, application specific packages but (ii) excludes mass memory storage for applications or end-user data..
Arkeytyp Ip Limited

Wearable environmental interaction unit

A wearable environmental interaction unit may include a plurality of sensors each being configured to provide an output indicative of at least one physiological aspect of an individual; a transmitter to establish a wireless communication path between the wearable environmental interaction unit and at least one environmental response unit located remotely with respect to the wearable environmental interaction unit; and a microcontroller. The microcontroller may be programmed to: analyze the outputs provided by the plurality of sensors; determine a state of being for the individual based on the outputs of the plurality of sensors; generate an environmental interaction control signal based on the determined state of being for the individual; and cause the transmitter to transmit the environmental interaction control signal to the at least one environmental response unit via the wireless communication path, the environmental interaction control signal being configured to cause a response by the environmental response unit including at least one change in an environmental condition..
Heartmiles, Llc

Electronic enhanced receiver scheduler system

A radar warning receiver system includes an electronic radar receiver unit configured to generate at least one excitation pulse. The at least one excitation pulse initializes at least one antenna during a respective dwell time to receive at least one radar wave output by an active emitter of an active threat object.
Raytheon Company

Wireless power line sensor

A wireless sensor apparatus for determining and reporting the status of an electrical wire, said sensor apparatus comprising: an electrically insulated housing; a non-contact electrical energy harvesting device, said energy harvest device disposed within said housing, said energy harvesting device comprising an electric current detector and voltage detector; an electric power source, said power source operatively connected to said energy harvesting device; a microcontroller, said microcontroller operably connected to said power source; a mechanically rigid base, said base operably connected to said housing and to said at least one strain gauge, said at least one strain gauge operably connected to said power source and to said microcontroller; a wireless data transmission antenna, said wireless data transmission antenna operably connected to said power source and to said microprocessor; a visual indicator, said visual indicator operably connected to said power source and to said microcontroller.. .

Wireless power line sensor

A wireless sensor apparatus for determining and reporting the status of an electrical wire, said sensor apparatus comprising: an electrically insulated housing; a non-contact electrical energy harvesting device, said energy harvest device disposed within said housing, said energy harvesting device comprising an electric current detector and voltage detector; an electric power source, said power source operatively connected to said energy harvesting device; a microcontroller, said microcontroller operably connected to said power source; a mechanically rigid base, said base operably connected to said housing and to said at least one strain gauge, said at least one strain gauge operably connected to said power source and to said microcontroller; a wireless data transmission antenna, said wireless data transmission antenna operably connected to said power source and to said microprocessor; a visual indicator, said visual indicator operably connected to said power source and to said microcontroller.. .

Automated aisle runner

An automated aisle runner includes an automated control unit and an aisle runner. The automated control unit includes a housing and a runner roller, wherein the runner roller is rotatably mounted within the housing.

Climbing holds for use in rock climbing and rock climbing system

A climbing hold and a rock climbing system for use in rock climbing are disclosed. The climbing hold includes a climbing hold body which is provided with a conductive film and a circuit board.
Billion Bright (hk) Corporation Limited

Fault tolerant systems and using the same

Systems and methods for resolving fault detection in a control system is provided. The system includes an i/o module operably connected to a first, second, and third microcontroller for transmitting data.
Siemens Energy, Inc.

Display and input system for an agricultural machine

A system for an agricultural machine for displaying machine-specific information and inputting machine-specific commands comprising a programmable electronic control unit (1) comprises a microcontroller having an interface for connection to a bus system (2) belonging to the machine. The control unit (1) further comprises wired or wireless communication means for setting up a wireless or wired communication connection (4) to a mobile computer unit (3), such that the control unit (1) is connected for data exchange to the mobile computer unit (3).

Method for multiplexing wheatstone bridge measurements

A system, method, and circuit for determining signals. A bridge output is received from a wheatstone bridge sensing a slow signal and a fast signal.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Optical sensor for a conventional tank gauge

An optical sensor for a conventional tank gauge designed to allow a user to remotely check the liquid level of a tank without the need for a visual inspection. Using an emitter circuit board with a plurality of photoemitters and a detector circuit board with a plurality of photodetectors, the optical sensor can fit over a conventional tank gauge without disturbing the gauge.

Mixed signal ic for use in an automobile electronic control unit

Disclosed is an apparatus for use in an ecu. In one embodiment, the apparatus include a first microcontroller coupled to a first ic.
Renesas Electronics America Inc.

Physical object drop and impact alarm device

The present invention comprises a device which emits an audible sound when it is dropped and impacts upon the ground or other surface. The device is small enough to be easily placed in a user's wallet, on a keychain, or other valuable and will alert the user when these valuables are dropped.

Method for adjusting backlight brightness and electronic device

The present invention discloses a method for adjusting backlight brightness and an electronic device, which relates to the field of manufacturing of liquid crystal displays, and which is used to resolve a problem that, in a process of adjusting backlight brightness of an lcd, a user sees obvious flickering in the light adjustment process. The electronic device includes a light sensor (21) and a microcontroller (22) connected to the light sensor (21), where the light sensor (21) is configured to acquire an ambient luminance signal of a current time point; and the microcontroller (22) is configured to: read the ambient luminance signal of the current time point from the light sensor (21), and obtain through calculation a first target backlight brightness value of the electronic device at the current time point according to the ambient luminance signal of the current time point, where the microcontroller (22) is further configured to: if the electronic device is in a normal screen-on state, adjust from a first initial backlight brightness value to the first target backlight brightness value step by step, where the first initial backlight brightness value is a first target backlight brightness value of the electronic device at a previous time point..
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.

Helmet and use for emergency notification

A wearable emergency alert apparatus includes a communication device configured to communicate an alert to a node on a communications network external to the wearable emergency alert apparatus, a shock sensor in communication with the communication device, where the shock sensor is pre-configured to send a message to the communication device based on experiencing pressure from a source external to the wearable emergency alert apparatus exceeding a pre-determined threshold, and where the communication device is configured to communicate the alert based on receiving the message. The apparatus also includes a microcontroller communicatively coupled to one or more of: the communication device, or the shock sensor and a heat sensor communicatively coupled to the microcontroller.
Choprix Llc

Method and system for processing instructions in a microcontroller

In an embodiment, a method for processing instructions in a microcontroller is disclosed. In the embodiment, the method involves, upon receipt of an interrupt while an instruction is being executed, completing execution of the instruction by a shadow functional unit and, upon servicing the interrupt, terminating re-execution of the instruction and updating a main register file with the result of the execution of the instruction by the shadow functional unit..
Nxp B.v.

Textile motherboard, having a modular and interchangeable design, for monitoring, reporting and controlling

The present invention concerns a textile motherboard (mb) employable in garments, tablecloths, gowns, etc. That incorporates at least a central processing unit (cpu) or a peripheral or a combination thereof, with the intention of monitoring, informing, or controlling parameters of interest.



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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