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 Multimedia signal transmission device and transmission method thereof patent thumbnailMultimedia signal transmission device and transmission method thereof
A multimedia signal transmission device includes: a clock signal detector for detecting a clock signal from a signal source and generating a clock index which specifies a frequency of the clock signal; a first microcontroller unit for receiving the clock index and for receiving multiple differential signals from the signal source and generating packets containing these signals; first and second photoelectric modules for transmitting and receiving the multiple minimized differential data signals and the packets as optical signals; a second microcontroller unit for generating the clock index and the multiple differential signals from the packets; and a clock data recovery circuit for receiving one of the multiple minimized differential data signals and receiving the clock index from the second microcontroller unit, and for recovering the clock signal having the specified frequency and synchronized to the multiple minimized differential data signals.. .
Aten International Co., Ltd.


 Motor control circuit and  use patent thumbnailMotor control circuit and use
A motor control circuit is provided, including a first circuit, a second circuit, and a microcontroller. The first circuit is configured to conduct an analog tachometer output signal.
Changzhou Regal-beloit Sinya Motor Co., Ltd


 Charging means and  secondary battery patent thumbnailCharging means and secondary battery
A charging means and apparatus which can quickly charge the secondary battery, the apparatus includes a plurality of power supply battery packs, each power supply battery pack corresponds to a charge-discharge circuit, and a microcontroller. The microcontroller sequentially and rotationally selects one of the pluralities of power supply battery packs to charge the secondary battery, and the plurality of power supply battery packs will be recharged after the discharging.

 Frequency calibration for audio synthesizers patent thumbnailFrequency calibration for audio synthesizers
Techniques and systems for facilitating the calibration of oscillation frequencies for an analog audio synthesizer are disclosed. Included are embodiments for performing the initial calibration of an audio synthesizer and for continuously compensating for the frequency irregularities which originate from insufficient calibration and/or frequency drift of the oscillator circuits.
The Florida International University Board Of Trustees


 Systems and methods for recording a collection of a sample of a patient patent thumbnailSystems and methods for recording a collection of a sample of a patient
The systems and methods described herein provide a smarttube collection and logging technique of a patient's (or clinical trial participant/subject) action of self-collection of a biologic sample during a sample collection event. The system for recording the sample collection event may include a shipping container comprising a sensor area, a switch and a microcontroller and sample collector positioned on the sensor area of the shipping container.
Sanis Biomedical Llc


 Automobile charger patent thumbnailAutomobile charger
A novel automobile charger which comprises a direct current voltage supply, wherein a positive pole of the direct current voltage supply is connected with one end or lead of a dc to dc module, one end of a battery voltage detection module and one end of a load module simultaneously, while a negative pole of the direct current voltage supply is connected with another end of the dc to dc module, one end of a microcontroller, one end of an automobile start control module and another end of the battery voltage detection module simultaneously. A third end of the dc to dc module is connected with another end of the microcontroller.
Wang's International, Inc.


 Method, device, and computer-readable storage medium for awaking electronic equipment patent thumbnailMethod, device, and computer-readable storage medium for awaking electronic equipment
A method, device, and computer-readable storage medium for awaking electronic equipment. The method for awaking the electronic equipment includes monitoring whether a first processor needs to be awaked, when the first processor is powered off; and controlling a power supply module to supply power to the first processor to awake the first processor, if the first processor needs to be awaked.
Xiaomi Inc.


 Microcontroller architecture with access stealing patent thumbnailMicrocontroller architecture with access stealing
A microcontroller system is disclosed that includes an access stealing monitor coupled to a bus that is configured to receive a first access request from the bus for a first peripheral, duplicate the first access request, transform the first access request to a second access request on a second peripheral, and transfer the second access request to the bus. In another embodiment, a first peripheral coupled to the bus is configured to receive a first access request from the bus for the first peripheral, duplicate the first access request and transform the first access request to a second access request.
Atmel Corporation


 Load store circuit with dedicated single or dual bit shift circuit and opcodes for low power accelerator processor patent thumbnailLoad store circuit with dedicated single or dual bit shift circuit and opcodes for low power accelerator processor
Described examples include integrated circuits such as microcontrollers with a low energy accelerator processor circuit or other application specific integrated processor circuit including a load store circuit operative to perform load and store operations associated with at least one register and a low gate count shift circuit to selectively shift the data of the register by only an integer number bits less than the register data width without using a barrel shifter for low power operation to support vector operations for fft or filtering functions.. .
Texas Instruments Incorporated


 Heterogeneous  energy efficient distribution of on-chip power supplies and power network on-chip system for scalable power delivery patent thumbnailHeterogeneous energy efficient distribution of on-chip power supplies and power network on-chip system for scalable power delivery
A heterogeneous power distribution system for an integrated circuit includes a power network-on-chip that receives electrical power from one or more off-chip power converters. The power network-on-chip includes a mesh of power routers to power a plurality of on-chip loads.

Remotely monitored battery system

A client device wirelessly receives data including (i) a remaining lifetime and (ii) a charge state of a battery. The data is determined by a battery diagnostic device including a battery gauge, operatively connected to the battery, which measures a stored energy in the battery, and at least one transceiver operatively connected to the battery gauge through a microcontroller.
Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.

Vehicular camera with on-board microcontroller

A vehicular camera includes a lens, an image processor configured to receive images from the lens, and a microcontroller containing flash memory. The microcontroller is connected to the image processor by a first bus through which command data is communicated to the image processor from the microcontroller.
Magna Electronics Inc.

Beverage brewing using the same

The beverage brewing system includes a liquid conduit system fluidly coupled to a liquid source, a brew head in fluid communication with the liquid conduit system and configured to selectively receive and retain a quantity of beverage medium to be brewed by liquid delivered by the liquid conduit system during a brew cycle. A pump fluidly coupled with the liquid conduit system between the liquid source and the brew head displaces a fixed quantity of liquid from the liquid source to the brew head during a pump revolution.
Remington Designs, Llc

Inductive heating device, aerosol-delivery system comprising an inductive heating device, and operating same

An inductive heating device (1) for heating an aerosol-forming substrate (20) comprising a susceptor (21) comprises: a device housing (10), a dc power source (11) for providing a dc supply voltage(vdc) and a dc current (idc), a power supply electronics (13) comprising a dc/ac converter (132), the dc/ac converter (132) comprising an lc load network (1323) comprising a series connection of a capacitor (c2) and an inductor (l2) having an ohmic resistance (rcoil), a cavity (14) in the device housing (10) for accommodating a portion of the aerosol-forming substrate (20) to inductively couple the inductor (l2) of the lc load network (1323) to the susceptor (21). The power supply electronics (13) further comprises a microcontroller (131) to determine from the dc supply voltage (vdc) and the dc current (idc) an apparent ohmic resistance (ra), and from the apparent ohmic resistance (ra) the temperature (t) of the susceptor (21)..
Philip Morris Products S.a.

Inductive heating device, aerosol delivery system comprising an inductive heating device, and operating same

An inductive heating device (1) for heating an aerosol-forming substrate (20) comprising a susceptor (21) comprises: a device housing (10), a dc power source (11) for providing a dc supply voltage (vdc) and a dc current (idc), a power supply electronics (13) comprising a dc/ac converter (132) comprising an lc load network (1323) comprising a series connection of a capacitor (c2) and an inductor (l2) having an ohmic resistance (rcoil), a cavity (14) in the device housing (10) for accommodating a portion of the aerosol-forming substrate (20) to inductively couple the inductor (l2) to the susceptor (21). The power supply electronics (13) further comprises a microcontroller (131) programmed to determine from the dc supply voltage (vdc) and from the dc current (idc) an apparent ohmic resistance (ra), and from the apparent ohmic resistance (ra) the temperature (t) of the susceptor (21).
Philip Morris Products S.a.

Modularized self-addressing apparatus and method

A monitoring and reporting system involves a master control unit; multiple geographically dispersed monitor units, each comprising a base unit including a self addressing radio controller repeater having at least a microcontroller, a global positioning system (gps) receiver, and a multi-band communications transceiver; multiple sensors, communicatively coupled to the base unit, including at least one motion, temperature, and electrical sensor; each of the monitor units self-addresses according to complex self-addressing and communicates with at least one other of the monitor units to collectively form an ad hoc network; at least a first of the monitor units operates as a repeater with respect to communications received from either or both (i) of a second of the monitor units located at an equipment location or (ii) the master control unit; and the second of the monitor units will take local readings and report at least one to the master control unit.. .

Forming a logical microcontroller from at least two physical microcontrollers on a common semiconductor substrate

A system of at least two microcontrollers on a common semiconductor substrate, each of the at least two microcontrollers respectively having one hardware interface, and the at least two microcontrollers being coupled in data-transmitting fashion via the hardware interfaces by a coupling device.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Variable resistance conductive rubber sensor and detecting an object/human touch therewith

A variable resistance conductive rubber sensor and method of detecting an object/human touch therewith is provided. The sensor has a sensor body constructed from electrically conductive rubber.
Magna Closures Inc.

Self-programming tyre pressure monitoring device and implementation method therefor

A self-programming tyre pressure monitoring device and an implementation method therefor. The implementation method for the self-programming tyre pressure monitoring device comprises: pre-storing a plurality of format codes, and selecting corresponding format codes according to guidance codes generated by a self-programming tyre pressure monitoring device.

Electronic cigarette and atomization control method thereof

An electronic cigarette and an atomization control method thereof are provided. The electronic cigarette includes a smoking end; a voice recognition module generating different selection signals in response to received voices, an atomization module including first and second atomization components, and first and second liquid storage spaces filled with different cigarette liquid; a microcontroller connected to the voice recognition module, an air flow sensor connected to the microcontroller and generating a first pulse signal; and a battery module.
Huizhou Kimree Technology Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Branch

Apparatus and controlling irrigation process by sending encoded acoustical messages along irrigation conduit

A latching solenoid slave valve for wirelessly receiving watering instructions from an irrigation controller via acoustical waves or pulses. The latching solenoid slave valve comprises a diaphragm in direct communication with a main water distribution conduit of the irrigation system for detecting acoustical waves or pulses transmitted by pressurized water of the main water distribution conduit.
Rainboxx, Inc.

Electronic 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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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