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Date/App# patent app List of recent Microcontroller-related patents
08/18/16
20160242124 
 Near field communication  controlling transmission power of near field communication system patent thumbnailnew patent Near field communication controlling transmission power of near field communication system
A near field communication (nfc) system and method for controlling transmission power of the nfc system includes a nfc reader configured to transmit a radio frequency (rf) signal having an initial amount of rf power, a nfc target device in selective communication with the nfc reader, and a nfc transmission power control platform disposed between the nfc reader and the nfc target device. The platform includes a microcontroller and at least one circuit in communication with the microcontroller and configured to determine an actual amount of rf power needed to sustain near field communications between the nfc reader and the nfc target device and configured to regulate the rf signal, where the regulated rf signal contains the actual amount of rf power needed to sustain near field communications between the nfc reader and the nfc target device..
Board Of Trustees Of Michigan State University


08/18/16
20160241935 
 Systems and methods for communicating data of a power transmission line patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for communicating data of a power transmission line
Distributing sensing systems that are capable of wirelessly communicating power and data over power lines are provided. The distributed sensing system may comprise a distributed sensing portion and a primary portion.
Goodrich Corporation


08/18/16
20160239456 
 Electronic device for communicating between a microcontroller unit (mcu) and a host processor and related methods patent thumbnailnew patent Electronic device for communicating between a microcontroller unit (mcu) and a host processor and related methods
An electronic device may include system and serial peripheral interface (spi) clocks, and a host interface each switchable between active and inactive states, a serial controller coupled to the system clock, and a memory. A slave controller may generate a request active signal based upon a transaction request from a host and causing each of the system clock, spi clock, and host interface into the active state, store request data in the memory, and switch the host interface to the inactive state based upon the request data being stored.
Stmicroelectronics, Inc.


08/18/16
20160239333 
 Apparatus and  scheduling graphics processing unit workloads from virtual machines patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and scheduling graphics processing unit workloads from virtual machines
In an embodiment, a system includes a graphics processing unit (gpu) that includes one or more gpu engines, and a microcontroller. The microcontroller is to assign a respective schedule slot for each of a plurality of virtual machines (vms).
Intel Corporation


08/18/16
20160238469 
 Torque measurement system for valve actuators patent thumbnailnew patent Torque measurement system for valve actuators
Disclosed is a valve actuator configured to determine, during operation of a valve by an alternating current (ac) motor of the valve actuator, an amount of torque produced by the ac motor. A process for measuring the amount of torque produced by the ac motor includes actuating a valve using the ac motor of the valve actuator, measuring, by a microcontroller of the valve actuator and during the actuating of the valve, a time interval between: (i) a first zero crossing of a waveform of ac voltage applied to the ac motor, and (ii) a second zero crossing of a waveform of ac current drawn by the ac motor, and determining, based on the time interval, an amount of torque produced by the ac motor during the actuating..
Tri-tec Manufacturing, Llc


08/11/16
20160234914 
 Security light with lifestyle solutions patent thumbnailSecurity light with lifestyle solutions
A lifestyle lighting solution using microcontroller technology for controlling nighttime illumination is disclosed wherein the night time illumination is divided into two stages with the first stage being a high power illumination for a preset time period and the second stage being an energy saving/security illumination. The time period of the first stage high power illumination is managed by a virtual timer which is programmable and dynamically variable according to the home owners' living habits and needs.

08/11/16
20160233832 
 Switching regulator power supply with constant current option patent thumbnailSwitching regulator power supply with constant current option
A dual mode regulator provides power to a tower mounted low noise amplifier (lna) and operates in either one of two modes. The dual mode regulator comprises a microcontroller that controls the amplifier and two regulators to operate in an antenna interface standards group (aisg) mode when the microcontroller is detecting aisg protocol information or in a current window alarm (cwa) mode when the microcontroller is not receiving aisg protocol information.
Radio Frequency Systems Inc.


08/11/16
20160231805 
 Electronic device and  power management of an electronic device patent thumbnailElectronic device and power management of an electronic device
An electronic device, typically a microcontroller, which is divided into a multiplicity of power domains comprising one or more intelligent peripherals, is provided with an on-board power management module for switching power to one or more domains for pre-determined time periods and in a predetermined sequence. The values of the predetermined time periods and sequence may be pre-programmed by the design engineer or user of the device.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


08/11/16
20160231721 
 Intelligent wireless and wired control of devices patent thumbnailIntelligent wireless and wired control of devices
A system is provided in which a microcontroller is connected to a household unit, which is controlled by the microcontroller. The microcontroller is connected to wireless unit, so that the household unit may be controlled wirelessly (e.g.

08/11/16
20160231715 
 Automatic closure system impact detection patent thumbnailAutomatic closure system impact detection
A method is provided, including providing an accelerometer responsive to motion of a closure forming part of an automatic closure system, providing an output of the accelerometer to first and second comparator circuits, the first comparator circuit having a first reference voltage such that the output of the first comparator circuit is indicative of a direction of closure motion and the second comparator circuit having an adjustable second reference voltage such that the output of the second comparator circuit is scaled relative to this adjustable second reference voltage to adjust the sensitivity of the output of the second comparator, providing a microcontroller coupled to the first and second comparator circuits, the microcontroller determining both a motion sequence of the closure and whether the closure has impacted an object, and providing an interface circuit for communicating the output from the microcontroller to a remote controller circuit.. .

08/11/16
20160231376 

System and generating cross-core breakpoints in a multi-core microcontroller


In a debugging method for an integrated circuit device which has multiple processing cores, a debugging breakpoint is activated at a first processor core in the integrated circuit device. Upon activation, the debugging breakpoint stops execution of instructions in the first processor core and the debugging breakpoint is communicated to a second processor core in the integrated circuit device..
Microchip Technology Incorporated


08/11/16
20160227842 

Electronic cigarette


An electronic cigarette including an electronic cigarette body is provided. The electronic cigarette body is provided with an atomizer assembly configured to atomize nicotine liquid and a battery assembly configured to power the electronic cigarette body.
Huizhou Kimree Technology Co., Ltd


08/11/16
20160227742 

Animal monitor


An animal monitor comprising a microcontroller; at least one three-axis accelerometer; an energy source; a charger; and a communications system, including a wireless transmitter and receiver.. .
Gravity Limited


08/04/16
20160227627 

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.

08/04/16
20160227616 

Led driving device and led lighting device


A light emitting diode (led) driving device includes a power supply module configured to supply driving power to a light source, wherein the light source includes a plurality of led elements, an information acquisition module configured to acquire operating data of the power supply module and characteristic data of the plurality of led elements, and a control module configured to control an operation of the power supply module based on the operating data and the characteristic data. The information acquisition module and the control module are included in a programmable microcontroller unit (mcu).
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160226422 

Systems and methods for sensing a line powering an electric motor


A system includes an electric motor controller configured to be coupled to an electric motor is provided. The controller includes a first power input, a second power input, and a third power input, each of the first, second, and third power inputs are configured to receive power from an alternating current (ac) power source.
Regal Beloit America, Inc.


08/04/16
20160226369 

Universal signal processing system and method


One aspect of the present disclosure can include an electronic signal processing system and method used in a control system (e.g., for hour meter functionality, intelligent start/stop functionality, etc.). The system can include a rectifier component to receive a voltage input from an operation source during use.
Delta Systems, Inc.


08/04/16
20160226252 

Interface for renewable energy system


An improved micro-inverter apparatus is disclosed for intelligently controlling energy harvest from photovoltaic solar panels based on one or more adjustable, user-defined variables. The improved micro-inverter apparatus may include a microcontroller configured to monitor the operating temperature of its micro-inverter and control the power harvested from associated solar panels in order to ensure the operating temperature of the micro-inverter does not approach a level that would damage the micro-inverter's circuitry or other components.
Technology Research, Llc


08/04/16
20160226134 

Antenna system


An adapter (10) comprises a single adapter output (45) connectable to at least one antenna line device (100a-c), at least two base station inputs (30a-c), the at least two base station inputs (30a-c) being individually connectable to a base station (110a-c) or a primary control device (460c) and at least one microcontroller (40a-c), the microcontroller (40a-c) being connected between one of the base station inputs (30a-c) and the single adapter output (45). An antenna system (5) comprising such an adapter (10) and a plurality of antenna line devices (100a-c) connected to the single adapter output (45) of the adapter is also disclosed.
Kathrein-werke Kg


08/04/16
20160224102 

Systems and methods for power supply current share auto-tuning


In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a power supply unit may comprise a plurality of output terminals configured to supply electrical energy to one or more information handling resources, a measurement module configured to measure one or more parameters indicative of an intermediate impedance between the power supply unit and at least one other power supply unit, and a microcontroller unit. The microcontroller unit may be configured to estimate an intermediate impedance based on the one or more parameters and communicate the intermediate impedance to a controller of an information handling system in which the power supply unit is disposed..
Dell Products L.p.


08/04/16
20160224033 

Computer monitoring system, controlling appliance operation


A microcontroller having data acquisition and actuation capabilities is provided for appliance power consumption, water flow, lumens and other measurable aspects of appliance operation. Operation of the appliance is monitored to mitigate abnormal operation..
United Services Automobile Association ("usaa")


08/04/16
20160223415 

Smart load cell


The present disclosure includes the use of a smart load cell in a system for controlling an electromechanical actuator. A load cell may be positioned along the outer surface of the electromechanical actuator.
Goodrich Corporation


08/04/16
20160223359 

Sine wave oscillator and inductive sensors


A sine wave oscillator for an inductive sensor system is disclosed. The sine wave oscillator comprises a decoupler and a low-pass filter, wherein the decoupler is configured to provide a pulse width modulated signal as a decoupled signal at one output of the decoupler.
Zf Friedrichshafen Ag


07/28/16
20160218523 

Battery with communication interface


A standard two terminal battery package is configured to communicate with an external charger or load, without requiring modification to the battery mechanics and/or high current circuit components integral with the battery. A transmitter and receiver (transceiver) are incorporated into the battery housing.
Microchip Technology Incorporated


07/28/16
20160217774 

Electronic mute for musical instrument


A musical instrument mute, a mute body, a microphone, a speaker, and a microcontroller for electronic modification of sound emitted from a musical instrument. A mute body is positionable within a bell or horn of the musical instrument, and the body has a proximal end portion and is configured to at least partially occlude the bell or horn.
Carl J. Allendorph, Llc


07/28/16
20160217095 

Modular signal interface unit


A signal interface unit for use on an aircraft includes a microcontroller, at least one connector, and first and second communication links. The first communication link is connected between the microcontroller and the at least one connector.
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation


07/28/16
20160216917 

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


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


07/28/16
20160213875 

Equipment for treating an obstructive respiratory disorder


A device (1) designed for facilitating expulsion of mucus, and including at least one receiver (11) associated with the transponder and which only allows initiation of the device after detection of the unique identifier, which device includes at least one microcontroller (12) for the management of the transponder, which is designed both for reading information of this transponder and for modifying the information so as to prevent the use of the respiratory nozzle when the latter has already been used once by a patient or to prevent the initiation of the device if the number of uses of respiratory nozzle is greater than a predetermined threshold.. .

07/28/16
20160213521 

Wound care bandage and wound healing


A wound healing system and a wound care bandage are provided. The wound care bandage has an electronics housing that houses a battery and wound care microcontroller.
Enermed, Llc


07/28/16
20160213302 

System and sensing satiety and notification


A gastric sensing system configured to monitor a patient's food intake is provided. The gastric sensing system includes a sensing apparatus adapted to measure satiety of a patient including strain exerted by the stomach.
Covidien Lp


07/28/16
20160213151 

Seat cushion with a prayer reminder system


A seat cushion includes a sensor housed within the seat cushion for generating an output signal in response to detecting a load. The seat cushion also includes an alarm device and a microcontroller configured to receive the output signal from the sensor and activate the alarm device at predetermined times.

07/21/16
20160212828 

Power over ethernet lighting system


A system for controlling a plurality of led lighting fixtures includes a power over ethernet (poe) led driver coupleable to a poe switch via a first power and communication link. The poe led driver includes a microcontroller for receiving first power and control signals from the poe switch and for controlling a first led driver chip to operate an led lighting fixture in response thereto.
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.


07/21/16
20160212816 

Light emitting diode driver


Devices, systems, software, and methods for control of light emitting diodes (leds) via an led driver circuit that receives a dimmed ac input signal from a dimmer and generates an output signal to power and dim an led element. The led driver circuit comprises a dimmed input sense circuit, a microcontroller, and a power supply circuit.
Crestron Electronics, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212813 

Method on digital deep dimming through combined pwm and pfm


Techniques and systems for deep dimming in an led lighting system using any general microcontroller with a 16-bit timer/pwm module are provided. The techniques combines pwm (pulse width modulation) and pfm (pulse frequency modulation), and makes use of standard features of general microcontroller to reach a deep dimming level (such as 0.1% of the maximum output) without special hardware between microcontroller outputs to led array.
Bridgelux, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211746 

Battery power supply with automatic load sensing


A power supply, and a method of operation thereof, includes: a power source; a microcontroller for comparing a first sense potential with a second sense potential for generating a potential booster enable; and a relative isolation unit for isolating the first sense potential from the second sense potential; and a potential booster for controlling an output potential, the potential booster controlled by the potential booster enable from the microcontroller.. .
Clevx, Llc


07/21/16
20160209454 

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.. .

07/21/16
20160209445 

Wireless power line sensor


A wireless sensor apparatus for determining and reporting the status of an electrical wire, where the sensor apparatus comprises an electrically insulated housing; a non-contact electrical energy harvesting device, within said housing, an electric power source; a microcontroller; a wireless data transmission antenna; a visual indicator.. .

07/21/16
20160209170 

Compact spring guide rod laser


Laser systems are provided. In one aspect a laser system has a battery unit and a transistor having a source and a drain in series with the laser and the battery unit with the laser with the transistor having a source, and a gate that allows sufficient current to flow to the laser to allow the laser to emit light when a voltage at the gate is at a higher level and that does not allow sufficient current to flow to allow the laser to emit light when a voltage at the gate is at a lower level.
Lasermax, Inc.


07/21/16
20160207497 

Child restraint system


Child restraint systems are disclosed. The child restraint systems can include a base portion and a seat portion.
Thorley Industries Llc


07/21/16
20160207415 

Battery control unit system


A battery control unit system is provided that detects a state of a battery used for driving a vehicle and monitors the state of the battery on the basis of detected information so as to control a circuit device surrounding the battery according to a result of the monitoring. The battery control unit system may include an internal power source that is connected directly in parallel with the battery and that supplies power to the battery control unit system, and a microcontroller that operates using the internal power source and detects, by a software process, an on/off-state of a battery pack switch that is provided in a battery pack including the battery and the battery control unit system..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki


07/21/16
20160207348 

Pen support rack having biometric access restriction


A pen support rack for securing pens and preventing unauthorized access comprises a support member defining a rack body having a base, a trunk, and a plurality of branches and an integrated fingerprint scanner. Each branch includes a locking loop for receiving the body of a conventional pen, with its clip secured over the loop so that the pen hangs from the locking loop.

07/21/16
20160207323 

Supply authentication via timing challenge response


In an example implementation, a print supply cartridge comprises a microcontroller to receive a timing challenge and enable authentication of the cartridge by providing a challenge response. The challenge response is provided in a challenge response time that falls within an expected time window..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


07/21/16
20160206945 

Golf swing practice system with virtual divot generation


A golf practice mat includes an impact sensor disposed in a vicinity bounding the location of where a golf ball would be placed for striking. The golf practice mat may also include, for example, a “crosshair” target imprint that is disposed on a golf club impact sensor portion of the practice surface and indicates the point/line of contact that the club face should hit the ground after the ball has been struck with the club head in a descending blow.

07/21/16
20160206225 

Systems for assessing and optimizing muscular performance


Monitoring muscle data can include one or more fully flexible sensor patches having sensor modules configured to sense muscle data, data processing modules, transmitter modules configured to transmit the muscle data, and a microcontroller configured to control the modules on one patch side and an adhesive layer on the other patch side; a wearable mobile hub having one or more of a receiver, transmitter, and/or transceiver module configured to be operably coupled with the one or more sensor patches so as to receive muscle data therefrom and a muscle data processing unit configured to process the received muscle data, and one or more user feedback interfaces to provide processed muscle data to the one or more user feedback interfaces; and a base station configured for receiving, storing, and analyzing the muscle data for one subject received from the mobile hub in comparison with one or more other subjects.. .
Somaxis Incorporated


07/21/16
20160206001 

Electronic hookah apparatus


An electronic hookah apparatus comprising a core unit attachable with a stem piece and a base. The core comprises at least one airflow sensor to detect airflow from air pathways, a plurality of cartridges including a wick and a heating element, and a plurality of flavor selection buttons, each of the flavor selection buttons connected to a switch that activates and deactivates a respective one of the plurality of cartridges.

07/21/16
20160205991 

Spherification/reverse spherification automated and integrated apparatus and method


An apparatus for producing gelled pearls includes: a housing with at least one opening into which a flavored liquid is provided; external components; and internal components. The external components include: a first ingress port through which a first refill pack is coupled; and a dispenser with tubing through which a processed solution is expelled into a gelling bath.
Lemniscate Innovations Llc


07/14/16
20160205222 

Method and device for internet protocol communication over a dmx network


A device includes a transceiver configured to communicate over a communication network according to digital multiplex (dmx) protocol; a memory device; and a microcontroller configured to process server data stored in the memory device into one or more internet protocol packets and to provide the one or more internet protocol packets to the transceiver for communication of the server data over the communication network according to the dmx protocol.. .
Philips Lighting Holding B.v


07/14/16
20160204613 

Smart power system


A smart power system is described. In one or more implementations, the smart power system comprises a microcontroller and a power converter electrically connected to the microcontroller and is configured to convert electrical energy from one form to another.
Bedrock Automation Plattforms Inc.


07/14/16
20160203667 

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


A card reader is provided with a read head with a slot and is configured to be coupled to a mobile device and has a slot for swiping a magnetic stripe of a card. The read head reads data on the magnetic stripe and produces a raw magnetic signal indicative of data stored on the magnetic stripe.
Square, Inc.


07/14/16
20160203466 

Method of transmitting information from efficient communication protocol card readers to mobile devices


A method is provided of transmitting information with a communication protocol to a mobile device. A card reader is provided with a read head that has a slot for swiping a magnetic stripe of a card, an output jack and device electronics that includes a microcontroller.
Square, Inc.


07/14/16
20160203103 

Integrated framework of memory storage module and sensor module


An integrated framework of a memory storage module and a sensor module comprises a sensor controller, an embedded memory storage device controller, a microcontroller, and a non-volatile memory. By way of integrating the sensor controller and the embedded memory storage device controller sharing a same microcontroller and a same non-volatile memory, the complexity of packaging and the manufacturing cost are accordingly reduced..
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.


07/14/16
20160202746 

Indicating critical battery status in mobile devices


An integrated circuit such as a soc may indicate the critical battery status without powering-on a substantial portion including the host processing cores. The soc may include a microcontroller, which may cause the critical battery status data to be stored in a static memory and the display unit may retrieve such data from the static memory to display a visual symbol on the screen.
Intel Corporation


07/14/16
20160202190 

Device for digital reading of quick tests


A device for photometric qualification of lateral flow quick tests by means of camera imaging includes an arrangement which manages with a pinhole aperture with a slot-shaped opening, which has been integrated into the basic housing body, in which the imaging has been optimised with a view to diffraction, imaging scale and integration behaviour and in which the illumination and all the components are arranged in a housing which can be produced at a reasonable price, with the result that the quantifiability of customary lfa quick tests is made possible for the user with a sufficient precision. The device can transmit test-specific data automatically and contact-free with the help of electromagnetic waves via a transponder (rfid) and is thus suited for various tests and for quantification of lfa's.
Optricon Entwicklungsgesellschaft FÜr Optische Technologien Mbh


07/07/16
20160196455 

Computational bluetooth tag with backscatter


A backscatter modulation radio-frequency (rf) sensor and method for using the same are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the rf sensor comprises: an energy harvesting unit operable to convert incident rf energy to direct current (dc); a storage unit operable to store recovered dc power; one or more sensors for sensing; a backscatter communication interface to backscatter energy to communicate one or more packets using a frequency-shift keying (fsk) modulator; and a microcontroller coupled to the energy harvesting and storage units, the one or more sensors, and the backscatter communicator, the microcontroller operable to cause the backscatter communication interface to communicate sensed data from at least one of the one or more sensors while powered by energy previously harvested and stored by the energy harvesting and storage unit..

07/07/16
20160196228 

Slot based management controller address


Techniques for determining an address of a management controller are provided. A microcontroller on a cartridge may read a signal from an enclosure, wherein the signal is associated with a slot in the enclosure.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp


07/07/16
20160195501 

Modular automated chromatography system


Valves, pumps, detectors, sample loops, fraction collectors and the like are individually incorporated into modules that are mountable in interchangeable manner at individual mounting sites on a base unit which also supports one or more chromatography columns. Each module includes fluid connections to other modules and a microcontroller joining the module to a computed and monitor through an electronic connector at each mounting site.
Bio-rad Laboratories, Inc.


06/30/16
20160192272 

Electronic device with wireless path selection capability


A portable encoded information reading (eir) terminal for incorporation in a data collection system can comprise a terminal module communicatively coupled to a wireless interface module via a wired interface. The terminal module can include a central processing unit (cpu), a memory, and an encoded information reading (eir) device.

06/30/16
20160191418 

Industrial control device and insertion and removal of a module under power without interruption


Disclosed is an industrial control device including a point-to-point backplane/point module architecture providing riup (removal and insertion under power) functionality where data communications between modules is maintained after the removal of a point module from the backplane. According to an exemplary embodiment, a backplane includes a plurality of bypass switches controlled by respective point modules, whereby data communicated bypass a removed point module interface and point-to-point data communications are provided to an inserted point module after an initial routine is executed by a microcontroller associated with the inserted point module..

06/30/16
20160189511 

Entry point opening sensor


A sensor package is disclosed that includes, a compass, an accelerometer, and an electromagnetic flux tag based open/close sensor. The compass may be activated by a microcontroller in response to an indication of movement detected by an accelerometer.

06/30/16
20160189508 

Entry point opening sensor


A sensor package is disclosed that includes a compass and/or an accelerometer. The compass may be activated by a microcontroller in response to an indication of movement detected by an accelerometer.

06/30/16
20160189056 

Fast efficient evaluation of messages on automotive networks using look-up tables


A support vector machine (svm) classifier employs a kernel ƒ(xi,y)∝Πd=1df(xi,d,yd) or ƒ(xi,y)∝σd=1df(xi,d,yd) where d is the dimensionality of support vectors xi and vector y is a vector being classified, e.g. Representing a message communicated on a controller area network (can) bus of a vehicle.

06/30/16
20160188915 

Methods of transmitting information to mobile devices using cost effective card readers


A method of transmitting information to a mobile device includes providing a card reader is provided with a read head, a slot for swiping a magnetic stripe of a card and device electronics that includes an analog front-end and a microcontroller. The analog to digital front end is coupled to a processing element in the microcontroller.

06/30/16
20160188023 

Method for operating mobile electronic device, mobile electronic device, and computer readable medium using the same


The disclosure provides a method, mobile electronic device, and computer readable medium for operating the mobile electronic device having a motion sensor, touch sensor, microcontroller, and processor. The method includes the following steps.

06/30/16
20160187400 

Bi-directional electric energy meter


An electric energy meter for a poly-phase electricity network includes a power transformer having a primary side and a secondary side, a first analog front end (afe) unit is coupled to the secondary side of the power transformer, and a microcontroller coupled to the primary side of the power transformer. The first afe unit is to be coupled to a first phase of the poly-phase electricity network.

06/30/16
20160187181 

Fiber-optic weight management mat


A weight management mat for passively and automatically monitoring weight for one or more individuals in a household. The weight management mat generally includes a housing having an upper mat and a lower mat between which is sealed a pair of perpendicular sensor arrays.

06/30/16
20160183873 

Fetal health monitoring belt


A fetal health monitoring belt includes a main body and a fixing part, wherein the main body includes an ultrasonic sensor, at least one ecg sensor and a microcontroller which includes a control module, a signal processing module and a data transmitting module, and the control module electrical connects the ultrasonic sensor. The ultrasonic sensor detects the location of the beating heart of the fetus, and transmits a location signal to the control module.

06/30/16
20160183834 

Semi-contact-type ecg measurement system and measurement method thereof


The present disclosure provides a semi-contact type ecg measurement system, comprising a contact-type sensor configured to directly contact a skin of a passenger in a vehicle and detect a first ecg signal; a non-contact type sensor configured to be in proximity to the passenger to detect a second ecg signal without directly contacting the skin of the passenger; and an ecg sensor module configured to process the first and second ecg signals and configured to determine a biological status of the passenger from the first and second ecg signals microcontroller.. .

06/23/16
20160183347 

Multi-master 0-10v dimming controller with remastering capability


A 0-10v dimming system includes at least two dimming controllers, at least one luminaire electrically connected to the dimming controllers, a control source connected to each of the dimming controllers, including a method to receive inputs about a dimming level, and a microcontroller coupled to each of the dimming controllers, the microcontroller configured to assert control of the dimming circuit over any other dimming controllers based upon the control source.. .

06/23/16
20160182165 

Sensing using rf to dc converter


A sensor for detecting electromagnetic radiation and providing valuable information is disclosed. The sensor includes at least one antenna for receiving at least one signal.

06/23/16
20160182039 

Smart switch for connecting an input power supply to a load


A monolithic integrated circuit (ic) switch device includes an input pin that receives an input power supply and an output pin that is connected to a load. The monolithic ic switch device includes driving circuitry that controls a switching operation of a power switch to connect and disconnect the input power supply to and from the load.

06/23/16
20160181839 

System and battery charging


A battery charger for use with at least one battery and a method for charging a battery. The battery is selected from one of a rechargeable and a non-rechargeable battery.

06/23/16
20160180721 

System and tracking, surveillance and remote control of powered personal recreational vehicles


A system for tracking and remote control of a personal recreational vehicle has at least two sensors. Each sensor senses at least a respective and distinct one of temperature, pressure, acceleration, geoposition orientation relative to a horizontal plane and communication signal strength.

06/23/16
20160180656 

System and selective power and secure communications via an electronic gaming machine interface


A gaming system includes a secure communication board having a universal serial bus (usb) interface and/or a wireless interface accessible externally to players and administrators of the gaming system. The secure communication board selectively provides power and communication between a coupled or proximate mobile device and the gaming system.

06/23/16
20160179156 

Hybrid power management approach


Methods and apparatus to provide a hybrid power management approach are described. Some embodiments redefine the interface to power control unit (pcu) allowing a hybrid implementation where software running on cpu (central processing unit, also referred to herein interchangeably as “processor”) cores performs more of the work for power management, enabling the pcu to remain as a simple or regular microcontroller.

06/23/16
20160178682 

Testing and monitoring of an electrical connection


A system and method for testing of electrical connections, conductors, and loads prior to energizing those connections is disclosed. For example, an interlocking socket can comprise a receptacle designed to be coupled to a connector of a load.

06/23/16
20160175188 

Personal massage device and storage for same


A massage device having a body with two end sections attached to a center section. The center section of the body has a motor and a heating unit, and each end section has an eccentric weight that are connected to the motor such that vibrations generated by the motor are transferred to each eccentric weight.

06/23/16
20160174866 

Device for detecting fullness of bladder


One example embodiment is a device for detecting fullness of a bladder of a subject. The device includes a distension sensor, an electromyography (emg) sensor and a microcontroller.

06/23/16
20160174840 

Physiological monitoring device and related methods


Systems, devices and methods for monitoring the physiological parameters of a subject. The physiological monitoring device comprising (i) a physiological board assembled and enclosed in a material that conforms to a subject, (ii) a set of sensors disposed in the physiological board, (iii) a microcontroller unit, securely adapted to communicate to a network or cloud system.

06/16/16
20160174349 

Wallmount dual beam sensing device


A wallmount dual beam sensing device has a microcontroller unit (mcu) mounted inside a housing and electrically connected to an ambient light detector, an infrared detector and a microwave sensing module. The mcu determines if the infrared detector and the microwave sensing module are activated according to detected luminance by the ambient light detector and outputs a control signal when the infrared detector and the microwave sensing module are activated and any one of the infrared detector and the microwave sensing module detects the presence of people in a monitored environment.
Ir-tec International Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173088 

Integrated hall-controlled switch devices


Embodiments relate to hall-controlled switch devices. In an embodiment, a hall switch and a load switch are integrated in a single integrated circuit device.
Infineon Technologies Ag


06/16/16
20160171864 

Activity monitoring accident detection and response


Various embodiments are presented for one or more wearable electronic devices which may be mounted on or integrated into, e.g., helmets, clothing, gear, vehicles, body portions, etc. These embodiments may be used in a variety of contexts in which user injury may occur, e.g., in outdoor sports, construction environments, military exercises, etc.
Saphibeat Technologies, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171844 

Electronic deterrence devices


An example electronic deterrence device includes a housing, and one or more first and second indicator lights. The one or more second indicator lights, when illuminated, illuminate a textual message visible from a front of the housing.

06/16/16
20160171206 

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.
Mcafee, Inc.


06/16/16
20160170503 

Interactive stylus with discrete circuit multiplexing system


A discrete circuit multiplexing system in an interactive stylus is provided. The discrete circuit multiplexing system includes a first electrode and second electrode positioned in a stylus body, with a shared transmitting sub-system coupled to the first electrode and the second electrode.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


06/16/16
20160167913 

Banknote temporary storage module and reel rotating speed control method thereof


A banknote temporary storage module is provided, including large and small reels driven by first and second power motors respectively, a coiling tape, first and second coded discs, first and second sensors and a microcontroller. The first and second coded discs are fixed on rotating shafts of the large and small reels respectively.
Grg Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160167804 

Take-off unmanned aerial vehicles


An unmanned aerial vehicles take-off system may include at least one winch, at least one towline, at least one dolly on which at least one aircraft is mounted, and at least one battery of the at least one winch. At least one micro-controller unit is connected to the at least one winch, wherein the at least one microcontroller unit is configured to control the activation/deactivation of the at least one winch.
The Boeing Company


06/16/16
20160167241 

Intelligent shaving system having sensors


Methods and apparatuses for an intelligent shaving system is disclosed herein. An example intelligent shaving system includes a handle, at least one blade connected to the handle, a microcontroller attached to the handle, a wireless communication unit configured to send and receive data from microcontroller to an external device, a memory configured to store data applicable to the at least one blade, and one or more sensors configured to send sensory data from the one or more sensors to microcontroller.

06/16/16
20160166096 

Device to measure and monitor drinking and eating


In described embodiments, the present invention is a cup assembly including a cup holder having a base having a microcontroller, weight sensor and accelerometer incorporated therein, a handle extending upwardly from the base, and a camera support extending upwardly from the base. The camera support supports a digital camera.
Drexel University


06/09/16
20160163485 

Protective circuit for an apparatus


A protective circuit for an apparatus includes an accelerometer having an output and a microcontroller coupled to the output of the accelerometer. The protective circuit also includes a switch for controlling the apparatus coupled to an output of the microcontroller and a load coupled to the switch.
Stmicroelectronics, Inc.


06/09/16
20160162358 

Microcontroller


A microcontroller includes a nonvolatile memory. The microcontroller executes an ecc error detection to detect an ecc error during a main process, which accesses the nonvolatile memory, and an interrupt process when the ecc error occurs.
Denso Corporation


06/09/16
20160162022 

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..

06/09/16
20160161735 

Modular holographic sighting system


A lightweight holographic sighting system is provided that is designed to minimize optical aberrations common with earlier holographic sighting systems. The system has a modular construction that is more economic and conducive to high volume production, in terms of complexity of required fixturing and availability of materials, than earlier systems.
Tactical Holographic Holdings Llc


06/09/16
20160161533 

Measuring device having a switchable measuring and operating electronics for delivering a measurement signal


A measuring device having a configurable measuring and operating electronics for delivering a measurement signal, includes a measurement transmitter with an electrical current control circuit for outputting a controlled electrical current, wherein in a first manner of operation an electrical current is set in a first range, and in a second manner of operation an electrical current is set in a second range having a greater interval than the first range; the measuring device further having a microcontroller circuit is connected with the electrical current control circuit for delivering a digital signal for operating the electrical current control circuit, wherein the digital signal has a low state and a high state and wherein by operating the electrical current control circuit an output current can be set with an electrical current level in a first interval for the low state and in a second interval for the high state.. .
Endress+hauser Flowtec Ag


06/09/16
20160161420 

Multi-functional precious stone testing apparatus and method thereof


A multi-functional precious stone testing apparatus includes a microcontroller, a measuring unit for measuring properties of the testing object, and a functional unit. The measuring unit is arranged to measure one of a combination of ultraviolet and infrared distributions of the testing object and a combination of thermal and electrical conductivities of the testing object.
Shenzhen Dikai Industrial Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160158639 

Wireless play communication wristband


The wristband is wirelessly linked to either a radio frequency panel, bluetooth device, or infrared controller. The wristband led's are wired to a microcontroller, bluetooth controller (or rf transceiver, or infrared controller), and a battery power source.

06/09/16
20160158619 

Instrumented softball or baseball bat and bat knob and system for monitoring a bat swing


An instrumented baseball or softball bat knob comprising a knob housing including a generally cylindrical member inserted into a handle end of the bat and a knob portion attached to the cylindrical member. The knob portion has a diameter that is larger than a diameter of the handle end of the bat.
Rip-it Holdings, Llc


06/09/16
20160158563 

Systems and methods for providing non-invasive neurorehabilitation of a patient


A system for providing non-invasive neuromodulation to a patient includes a mouthpiece and a controller. The mouthpiece includes an elongated housing, a printed circuit board, control circuitry mounted within the elongated housing, and a cable for connecting to a controller.
Neurohabilitation Corporation


06/09/16
20160158544 

Systems and methods for providing non-invasive neurorehabilitation of a patient


A system for providing non-invasive neuromodulation to a patient includes a mouthpiece and a controller. The mouthpiece includes an elongated housing, a printed circuit board, control circuitry mounted within the elongated housing, and a cable for connecting to a controller.
Neurohabilitation Corporation


06/09/16
20160158538 

Systems and methods for providing non-invasive neurorehabilitation of a patient


A system for providing non-invasive neuromodulation to a patient includes a mouthpiece and a controller. The mouthpiece includes an elongated housing, a printed circuit board, control circuitry mounted within the elongated housing, and a cable for connecting to a controller.
Neurohabilitation Corporation




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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