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Electronic device and power management method

Electronic device and power management method

Competitive photo rig

Competitive photo rig

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11/20/14
20140344824
 Interruption of chip component managing tasks patent thumbnailnew patent Interruption of chip component managing tasks
Embodiments include receiving, at a microcontroller of a chip, a request to execute a first task having a first priority. Embodiments further include determining that a second task having a second priority is currently executing.
11/20/14
20140344590
 Electronic device and power management method patent thumbnailnew patent Electronic device and power management method
An electronic device includes a central processing unit (cpu), a plurality of power driving circuits, and a control unit. The control unit includes a microcontroller and a storage electronically connected to the microcontroller, the microcontroller is electronically connected to the cpu and the power driving circuits.
11/20/14
20140340577
 Competitive photo rig patent thumbnailnew patent Competitive photo rig
A specialized multi-smartphone rig is configured to simultaneously hold and operate multiple camera-equipped smartphones to enable capture of the same image by each camera under identical conditions using a single shutter release button on the rig. Because smartphones typically vary in how much time they use to process user input, custom native applications (“apps”) are installed on each smartphone to enable the cameras to operate in a synchronized manner.
11/13/14
20140337676
 Systems and methods for processing data with microcontroller based retry features patent thumbnailSystems and methods for processing data with microcontroller based retry features
A data processing system is disclosed including a data detector, a data decoder and a microcontroller. The data detector is operable to apply a data detection algorithm to generate detected values for data sectors.
11/13/14
20140336989
 Mobile device and microcontroller unit patent thumbnailMobile device and microcontroller unit
A microcontroller unit (mcu) characterized by including a buffer is provided. The mcu is a part of a mobile device.
11/13/14
20140336524
 Animal health monitoring system patent thumbnailAnimal health monitoring system
Systems and methods for animal health monitoring are described. In one embodiment, an animal health monitoring system includes a ruminant bolus transponder, a high frequency radio frequency transceiver device, and at least one base station including a high frequency radio frequency transceiver, wherein the high frequency radio frequency transceiver device is proximally located to the bolus transponder, wherein the ruminant bolus periodically emerges from a low power dormant state and measures data including at least one sensor measurement including time and date data, wherein the ruminant bolus is configured to store the measured data using the memory connected to the microcontroller in the ruminant bolus, wherein the ruminant bolus periodically emerges from a low power dormant state and transmits the stored data in the memory to the proximally located device via high frequency rf transmission, and wherein the ruminant bolus can be spontaneously activated by a low frequency scanner..
11/13/14
20140334209
 Radio frequency power source having precise power detector patent thumbnailRadio frequency power source having precise power detector
A radio frequency (rf) power source having a precise power detector includes a rf signal generator, a rf power amplifying circuit, a power supply circuit, and a precise power detector. The precise power detector includes a voltage mutual inductor, a current mutual inductor, a precise detecting module, and a microcontroller integrated with an analog-digital (a/d) converter and a micro-processing unit, wherein the voltage mutual inductor and the current mutual inductor are respectively connected with the precise detecting module.
11/13/14
20140334097
 Electronic device comprising elements managed by different standardised protocols and method for managing communication between those elements patent thumbnailElectronic device comprising elements managed by different standardised protocols and method for managing communication between those elements
The embodiments of this invention relate to an electronic device (9) intended to be installed in a portable device (1), which electronic device comprises: a microcontroller (13) configured to communicate with a first interface (5) of the portable device in accordance with a first protocol, the said first interface (5) supplying power voltage to the microcontroller, the said power voltage being standardised by the said first protocol, a secure electronic chip component (15) configured to communicate with a second interface (7) of the portable device in accordance with a second protocol, the said second interface (7) supplying power voltage to the secure component, the said power voltage being standardised by the said second protocol, means for communication (17) between the secure component (15) and the microcontroller (13), in which the means for communication comprise a module for voltage adaptation (19) depending on the power voltages supplied by the first and second interfaces.. .
11/13/14
20140333446
 Sports helmet notification system patent thumbnailSports helmet notification system
A sports helmet notification system to be carried by a helmet has a microcontroller in connection with an accelerometer that measures acceleration in three mutually orthogonal directions, a memory device and a notification device. The microcontroller has a predetermined logging setpoint and a predetermined notification setpoint.
11/13/14
20140332523
 Wireless kitchen appliance operated on induction heating cooker patent thumbnailWireless kitchen appliance operated on induction heating cooker
The present invention relates to a kitchen appliance (1) suitable for being wirelessly operated on an induction heating cooker (k), comprising a programmable microcontroller (2), one or more than one electronic circuit (3) that provides the microcontroller (2) to control the communication means, user interface and sensors, providing communication with the induction heating cooker (k) whereon the kitchen appliance (1) is operated, a power control circuitry (4) that supplies the microcontroller (2) and the electronic circuits (3) with low level dc voltage, a rectifier (5) that converts the ac voltage to dc voltage and a buffer capacitor (6) which filters the dc voltage at the rectifier (5) outlet.. .
11/13/14
20140331998
Determination of leak and respiratory airflow
Methods and apparatus for determining leak and respiratory airflow are disclosed. A pressure sensor (34) and a differential pressure sensor (32) have connection with a pneumotach (24) to derive instantaneous mask pressure and airflow respectively.
11/13/14
20140331764
System for measuring a liquid surface level within a storage tank
A measuring system places a plurality of sensor arrays in a lateral enclosure, the sensors being able to measure movement of magnetic floats from which a liquid level can be calculated. The plurality of sensor arrays is serially positioned in the lateral enclosure in order to enable monitoring of the entire lateral enclosure.
11/06/14
20140331312
Access control system and control method thereof
An access control system includes a mobile device, a control device and an electronic lock module. The mobile device includes an input module, an identification module, a display module, a storage module, a battery module, a wireless transmission module and a central processor.
11/06/14
20140331018
Method and device for saving data in an it infrastructure offering activity resumption functions
The saving of data in an information technology (it) infrastructure offering activity resumption functions is disclosed. For these purposes, a saving system is provided with at least one first and one second sets of data storage and at least one first and one second memory controllers associated with the first and second data storage, respectively.
11/06/14
20140330557
Devices that train voice patterns and methods thereof
A voice enhancement device including an earpiece configured to be positioned in an ear canal of a user. A microcontroller is operatively coupled to the earpiece.
11/06/14
20140330403
Method for preventing system invalidation
The present invention relates to a method for preventing system invalidation including the microcontroller transferring the specific packet to the primary electronic device which operates according to the operation commands sent from the upstream device to provide the specific service, the primary electronic device returning the return packet, the microcontroller receiving the return packet, the microcontroller determining if the return packet is returned within a preset rang, if yes, repeating the above steps, if not, activating the spare electronic device to take over the primary electronic device to provide the specific service, and shutting down power supply of the primary electronic device. Therefore, the present invention ensures the spare electronic device smoothly takes over the task of the primary electronic device which accidentally fails, thereby preventing the whole system from being invalidated and improving the stability and reliability of the system operation..
11/06/14
20140330156
Apparatus and method for adapting a piezoelectric respiratory sensing belt to a respiratory inductance plethysmography polysomnograph
Circuits for rendering piezo-based respiratory belts compatible with polysomnograph (psg) machines designed for use with respiratory induction belts (rips) comprise an instrumentation amplifier adapted to be connected to a piezoelectric transducer and providing an ac output signal to a low-pass filter. In a first embodiment, the low-pass filter output is applied to an input of a microcontroller's a to d converter and the resulting digitized samples are used to vary the resistance of a digital potentiometer whose wiper terminal is coupled in series with an inductor so as to emulate the presence of a rip belt to the psg machine.
11/06/14
20140329466
Electronic apparatus with the function of switching between wired and wireless connection
An electronic apparatus with the function of switching between a wired and wireless connection is disclosed. The electronic apparatus includes an electronic apparatus body, a wireless module and a charging battery.
11/06/14
20140326517
Interactive scale
An interactive scale may provide a display, load cells, proximity sensor, light sensor, microcontroller, wireless transceiver, audio indicator(s) and/or visual indicator(s). The interactive scale may provide a variety of features, including proximity detection, detection of lighting conditions, wireless data communication, data tracking, and visual/audio indicator(s) that aid in utilizing the scale..
10/30/14
20140325285
Serial attached scsi expander and method for debugging faults thereof
Serial attached scsi (sas) expander includes an exposed sas interface connector, a microcontroller unit (mcu), a smart port, and an sas expander chip. The sas interface connector is coupled to a host personal computer (pc) to receive commands sent from the host pc.
10/30/14
20140324165
Controlling implanted blood pumps
A blood pump controller includes a microcontroller and a communication interface. The microcontroller is configured to communicate with various types of blood pump communication modules.
10/30/14
20140321150
Decorative lighting device for skateboards
Decorative skateboard lighting devices are disclosed. In an aspect, a light device comprising a light source, a housing, a power source, and a microcontroller is disclosed, configured to removably attached to an underside of a skateboard deck and provide a decorative lighting effect.
10/23/14
20140316603
Computer system, arrangement for remote maintenance and remote maintenance method
A computer system includes a power supply unit providing at least one first supply voltage for operation of the computer system, a system board has at least one first power supply line that distributes the at least one first supply voltage; at least one processor arranged on the system board and coupled to the first power supply line that executes program code of user programs; a system monitoring module arranged on the system board having a microcontroller that executes program code for remote maintenance; at least one network interface coupled to the system monitoring module; and at least one splitter, coupled to the network interface that taps off a remote feed voltage provided via the network interface and feeds in a second supply voltage into at least one second power supply line of the system board, the second power supply line being coupled to the system monitoring module.. .
10/23/14
20140313643
Universal load control cabinet
A universal load control module may include a power supply that operates over a wide voltage range, a microcontroller, and one or more functional control blocks. A functional control block may include a dimmer circuit for controlling a lighting load that provides reverse phase cut mode dimming, forward phase cut mode dimming, and hybrid phase cut mode dimming, as well as thermal protection.
10/23/14
20140313025
Tire status receiving system
A tire status receiving system includes a first signal converter module including a first microcontroller unit, a wireless receiver unit for receiving a wireless signal from a tire status sensor and providing the wireless signal to the first microcontroller unit for enabling the first microcontroller unit to convert the wireless signal into a code for information interchange for output through an output unit being electrically coupled to the first microcontroller unit, and a second signal converter module including a second microcontroller unit, a memory unit for storing tire status sensor id codes and predetermined alarm threshold values, an interface unit for communication with the output unit to receive data, a power supply unit to provide the necessary working electricity, and a communication port electrically coupled to the second microcontroller unit and having installed therein signal transmission circuit and a charging circuit.. .
10/23/14
20140312877
Ac/dc-sensitive residual current protective device (rcd) with parameter configuration
A residual current protective device (rcd) and a method for ac/dc-sensitive differential current measurement with a voltage-dependent functional unit, which includes an ac/dc-sensitive differential current measuring device, has a current sensor and an ac/dc-sensitive current detection module. A microcontroller configures the voltage-dependent functional unit and evaluates the differential current detected by the ac/dc-sensitive differential current measuring device..
10/23/14
20140312869
Universal phase dimming module
A universal load control module may include a power supply that operates over a wide voltage range, a microcontroller, and one or more functional control blocks. A functional control block may include a dimmer circuit for controlling a lighting load that provides reverse phase cut mode dimming, forward phase cut mode dimming, and hybrid phase cut mode dimming, as well as thermal protection.
10/23/14
20140312798
Universal load control module
A universal load control module may include a power supply that operates over a wide voltage range, a microcontroller, and one or more functional control blocks. A functional control block may include a dimmer circuit for controlling a lighting load that provides reverse phase cut mode dimming, forward phase cut mode dimming, and hybrid phase cut mode dimming, as well as thermal protection.
10/23/14
20140312773
System and method for thermal protection for a universal load control cabinet
A universal load control module may include a power supply that operates over a wide voltage range, a microcontroller, and one or more functional control blocks. A functional control block may include a dimmer circuit for controlling a lighting load that provides reverse phase cut mode dimming, forward phase cut mode dimming, and hybrid phase cut mode dimming, as well as thermal protection.
10/23/14
20140311924
System and method for measuring an analyte in a sample and correcting for interferents
Methods and systems to apply a plurality of test voltages to the test strip and measure a current transient output resulting from an electrochemical reaction in a test chamber of the test strip so that a glucose concentration can be determined that account for interferent substances in the body fluid sample. A method of determining blood glucose concentration with a glucose measurement system that includes a test strip and test meter.
10/16/14
20140309783
Tactical illusion device and related methods
An apparatus for providing an illusion of occupancy is provided. The apparatus includes a prime mover having a shaft configured to receive an actuator, an actuator configured to interface the prime mover to an illusion target, and a microcontroller having a memory operatively coupled to selectably operate the prime mover.
10/16/14
20140309502
Systems and methods for controlling position
A wearable positional therapy device for influencing a position of a user. In an embodiment, the device comprises a position detector that generates positional data used to determine a position of a user, a feedback generator that generates feedback to the user, and a microcontroller.
10/16/14
20140309050
Training aid for a golfer
This invention relates to a training aid 10, 100 for a golfer. The training aid 10 mounts to a golfer's cap 24 or sunglasses and includes a battery powered collimated light source 12 in the form of an led which is configured to emit collimated, visible light.
10/16/14
20140305450
Electronic cigarette and method for disposing smoking data of the same
The present invention discloses an electronic cigarette and a method for disposing smoking data of the electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette includes a microcontroller, a smoking signal detecting module and a memory that are both connected with the microcontroller; the smoking signal detecting module configured to detect smoking signals and send the smoking signals to the microcontroller; the microcontroller configured to record a time of each reception of the smoking signals and a continuation time length of each received smoking signal, and calculate a smoking data according to the time and the continuation time length; the memory configured to store the time, the continuation time length and the smoking data; the smoking data including a time interval between every two smoking signals and a number of receiving the smoking signals during a preset period.
10/09/14
20140304552
Drive control device
A drive control device includes: an embedded microcontroller including a program for outputting a drive control signal to a driving unit; a first timer circuit for outputting a cyclic signal to the embedded microcontroller, wherein the embedded microcontroller reads the cyclic signal outputted from the first timer circuit and transmits the cyclic signal to output a transmission signal as part of operation of the program; and a second timer circuit provided externally to the embedded microcontroller, wherein the transmission signal is inputted to the second timer circuit, the second timer circuit obtains temporal change of the transmission signal for a time set in advance, and the second timer circuit outputs, based on the obtained result, a signal indicating one of different operation states of the embedded microcontroller depending on whether or not there is continuous temporal change of the transmission signal.. .
10/09/14
20140303559
Automatic syringe pumps for drug and fluid delivery
An automatic syringe pump is disclosed that includes at least four subsystems: mechanical power, electronic timing, mechanical power transfer, and user interface subsystems. In some embodiments, an occlusion detection subsystem is also present.
10/09/14
20140301432
Control device having a digital interface
A control device and a transceiver unit are presented. The control device encompasses at least one microcontroller and a digital interface, the digital interface encompassing a transceiver unit and at least one interface controller, the control device being designed selectably for a first mode in which the at least one interface controller communicates via an interface with the microcontroller, or for a second mode in which the at least one interface controller is integrated into the microcontroller..
10/09/14
20140300273
Light-emitting container
A light-emitting container (2) such as a bottle includes a hollow vessel (4) and a light-emitting device (6). The vessel (4) has an open end (8) and a closed end (10).
10/09/14
20140299138
Electronic cigarette and the method for detecting expiration date of the electronic cigarette
An electronic cigarette and the method for detecting expiration date of the electronic cigarette is provided in the present invention; the electronic cigarette comprises: a power supply battery, a microcontroller connected and an atomizer connected with said power supply battery respectively; the microcontroller contains a first timing module, a comparison module and a control module; the first timing module is configured to timing; the comparison module is configured to compare said first timing module's timing period with a presetting period; the control module is configured to control the power supply module being disconnected with the atomizer when the comparison module's comparison result is that the timing period is equal to or greater than the presetting period. When an expiration date of an electronic cigarette is passed, the electronic cigarette will stop working and remind users..
10/02/14
20140298022
Mobile virtualization platform for the remote control of a medical device
The invention concerns a medical assembly which insures a secured communication between a medical device (like a insulin pump) and its remote control which manages the medical device. To this effect, said assembly use an external microcontroller (mcu) which contains the secured data and uses a cryptographic mechanism to communicate with the medical device.
10/02/14
20140291179
Electronic cigarette case with sterilization function
An electronic cigarette case with sterilization function is provided in the present invention, said electronic cigarette case comprises a microcontroller and a power supply module that are both built in the electronic cigarette case; wherein, the electronic cigarette case further comprises a sterilization module connected with the microcontroller; wherein, said sterilization module is configured to sterilize under the control of said microcontroller, and said sterilization module includes an ozone generator or a negative ion generator; said microcontroller is configured to control said sterilization module to start working or stop working when implementing the electronic cigarette case with sterilization function, the following advantageous effects can be achieved: the electronic cigarette case, and electronic cigarettes and cigarette holders stored in the electronic cigarette case can be sterilized, which ensures the safety of users of the electronic cigarette case.. .
10/02/14
20140290452
Male dry shaver
An electrically driven shaver comprises a housing and at least one hair cutting element that is driven by an electromotor. A thermoelectric skin cooling element and the electromotor are electrically operable by a microcontroller and an on/off switch which is electrically connected with the microcontroller.
09/25/14
20140289547
Microcontroller and method of controlling the same
A microcontroller includes a cpu (central processing unit), a data input unit, and an oscillator that supplies a clock signal in response to operational modes of the microcontroller. The operational modes include a stop mode, a snooze mode and a run mode, in the stop mode, the oscillator and the cpu are stopped, in the run mode, the cpu and the data input unit operate using the clock signal supplied from the oscillator, and in the snooze mode, the oscillator starts and supplies the clock signal to the data input unit when the data input unit receives first data, and the microcontroller switches to the run mode after the data input unit receives second data using the clock signal..
09/25/14
20140287449
Photosynthetic microorganism condition detection sensor
The present invention provides an optical probe apparatus and method for microorganism culture monitoring. The optical probe can be immersed within the microorganisms and include at least one emitter and at least two detectors that excite photosynthetic pigments in the culture medium.
09/25/14
20140286153
Apparatus and methods for update of symbol information
Apparatus and methods for updating symbol information in a communication device with hardware such as a microcontroller are disclosed. The disclosed apparatus and methods employ waiting for the beginning of a symbol in a sample stream at a predetermined time.
09/25/14
20140285939
Breaker circuit with failure self-detection functions
A breaker circuit is provided with failure self-detection functions. The circuit may comprise line and neutral power supply lines, line and neutral power output lines, a test magnetic coil, a neutral magnetic coil, a first electronic switch, and a first rectifier dc power unit comprising a bridge rectifier and a filter circuit.
09/25/14
20140285540
Method and lcd control circuit for driving lcd
The present invention provides a driving method for an lcd and an lcd control circuit using the method thereof. The method includes three steps.
09/25/14
20140285113
Illumination control system
An illumination control system provides wireless data transmission with a lamp through a mobile communication device. The lamp has a built-in wireless communication module and a microcontroller.
09/25/14
20140285031
Power on/off control system and power on/off control method
A power on/off control system includes a microcontroller, a setting module connected to the microcontroller, a photoelectric coupler connected to the microcontroller, and a relay connected to the microcontroller. The setting module is used to set parameters, and the parameters include a power-on time and a power-off time.
09/25/14
20140283607
Method and apparatus for 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.
09/25/14
20140283376
Method of creating winding for variable frequency inductive lighting system
The invention is an induction-based lighting system designed to provide power to model displays and other similar application, including a method of manufacturing a primary winding that interacts with secondary windings placed inside display components to provide lighting effects, such as one finds in model christmas villages. The electrical characteristics of the primary winding can be controlled by a microcontroller to make lights in the models blink or change as a user desires..
09/18/14
20140281364
Microcontroller for memory management unit
One embodiment of the present invention includes a microcontroller coupled to a memory management unit (mmu). The mmu is coupled to a page table included in a physical memory, and the microcontroller is configured to perform one or more virtual memory operations associated with the physical memory and the page table.
09/18/14
20140281356
Microcontroller for memory management unit
One embodiment of the present invention includes a microcontroller coupled to a memory management unit (mmu). The mmu is coupled to a page table included in a physical memory, and the microcontroller is configured to perform one or more virtual memory operations associated with the physical memory and the page table.
09/18/14
20140281113
Host interface crossbar for sensor hub
A microcontroller for a peripheral hub includes a plurality of host bus interface microdrivers and a corresponding plurality of host transports. A first manager client, associated with a supported peripheral device, processes messages from a first host.
09/18/14
20140281109
Bus independent platform for sensor hub peripherals
A microcontroller for a peripheral hub includes a plurality of host bus interface microdrivers and a corresponding plurality of host transports. A first manager client, associated with a supported peripheral device, processes messages from a first host.
09/18/14
20140277827
Vehicle measurement apparatus having a system-on-a-chip device and a sensor
A vehicle measurement apparatus and a method for measuring vehicle data are provided. For example, the vehicle measurement apparatus includes a system-on-a-chip (soc) device configured to integrate a programmable module with a microcontroller unit to receive vehicle data, process the vehicle data, and communicate the processed vehicle data to a remote computer..
09/18/14
20140276583
Injection device with automatic data capture and transmission
An injection device, which can be, e.g., an insulin pen, can capture and transmit injection and/or medicament information to another device, such as, e.g., a blood glucose meter. The injection and medicament information can include, e.g., time and date of injection, type of medicament injected, and dosage amount.
09/18/14
20140273896
Antenna and amplifier status monitoring system
A signal conditioning system for a distributed antenna network includes a donor antenna in a first location receiving a downlink radio frequency signal from a radio frequency source. A service antenna is in a second location different from the first location, wherein the service antenna transmits the downlink radio frequency signal to an end user device, and the end user device transmits an uplink radio frequency signal back to the service antenna.


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