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 Solid-state imaging device and imaging system patent thumbnailnew patent Solid-state imaging device and imaging system
A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel signal processing unit which has a plurality of pixels disposed in a two-dimensional matrix, outputs each of pixel signals generated by all pixels as a total pixel signal, and outputs each of the pixel signals generated by the pixels with the number of pixels reduced to a prescribed number of pixels as a reduced pixel signal, a bit reduction method determination unit which determines a bit reduction method for reducing the number of pixels of a digital value representing the amount of the total pixel signal based on the reduced pixel signal, and a bit reduction unit which reduces the number of bits of the digital value based on the bit reduction method and outputs the digital value with the reduced number of bits as a digital value corresponding to the total pixel signal.. .
Olympus Corporation


 Channel adaptive adc-based receiver patent thumbnailnew patent Channel adaptive adc-based receiver
A receiver relates generally to channel adaptation. In this receiver, a first signal processing block is coupled to a communications channel.
Xilinx, Inc.


 Receiver and signal processing method thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Receiver and signal processing method thereof
Provided is a receiver which includes at least one processor configured to control or execute: a first bit-interleaved coded modulation (bicm) decoder configured to generate a first output signal corresponding to an upper layer signal by processing a first input signal which includes a superposition coding signal generated at a transmitter by superimposing the upper layer signal and a lower layer signal; a parity generator configured to generate at least one parity based on a result of the processing of the first input signal by the first bicm decoder; and a second bicm decoder configured to generate a second output signal corresponding to the lower layer signal by processing a second input signal which is generated using the parity generated by the parity generator.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


 Magnetic sensor and an integrated circuit patent thumbnailnew patent Magnetic sensor and an integrated circuit
The present teaching relates to a magnetic sensor comprising an input port, a magnetic field detecting circuit that generates a magnet detection signal, an output control circuit that controls operation of the magnetic sensor, and an output port. The magnetic field detecting circuit includes a magnetic sensing element that detects an external magnetic field and output a detection signal, a signal processing element configured to amplify the detection signal and removing interference from the detection signal, and an analog-digital conversion element configured to convert the processed detection signal into a magnet detection signal, and the output control circuit controls the magnetic sensor to operate in at least one of a first state and a second state responsive to at least the magnet detection signal, wherein the signal processing element comprises a folded cascode amplifier..
Johnson Electric S.a.


 Magnetic sensor and an integrated circuit patent thumbnailnew patent Magnetic sensor and an integrated circuit
The present teaching relates to a magnetic sensor comprising an input port to be connected to an external power supply, a magnetic field detecting circuit configured to generate a magnet detection signal, an output control circuit configured to control operation of the magnetic sensor in response to the magnet detection signal, and an output port. The magnetic field detecting circuit includes a magnetic sensing element configured to detect an external magnetic field and output a detection signal, a signal processing element configured to amplify the detection signal and removing interference from the detection signal to generate processed detection signal, and an analog-digital conversion element configured to convert the processed detection signal into a magnet detection signal, and the output control circuit is configured to control the magnetic sensor to operate in at least one of a first state and a second state responsive to at least the magnet detection signal..
Johnson Electric S.a.


 Arrangement for plasma processing system control based on rf voltage patent thumbnailnew patent Arrangement for plasma processing system control based on rf voltage
An arrangement for controlling a plasma processing system is provided. The arrangement includes an rf sensing mechanism for obtaining an rf voltage signal.
Lam Research Corporation


 System for synchronizing display of data transmitted wirelessly patent thumbnailnew patent System for synchronizing display of data transmitted wirelessly
A system for synchronizing displays of data transmitted wirelessly, the system includes a source device outputting a first video signal, a signal processing device connected to the source device, and a plurality of display devices connected to the signal processing device. The signal processing device transforms the first video signal to a second video signal.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


 Fingerprint identification device and electronic device using same patent thumbnailnew patent Fingerprint identification device and electronic device using same
The present disclosure relates to a fingerprint identification device includes a pressure sensor array, a multiplexer, an addressing circuit, a signal processing circuit, a microcontroller and a memory. The multiplexer is connected to the pressure sensor array and the signal processing circuit.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


 Signal processing apparatus and controlling method patent thumbnailnew patent Signal processing apparatus and controlling method
A signal processing apparatus includes: a memory, a signal processing section, a user interface, and an assigner. The assigner that, in response to an installation of a plug-in from a user, confirms whether or not a plug-in is already mounted on the signal processing section, and if a confirmation is negative, assigns predetermined resource to the plug-in to mount the plug-in on the signal processing section..
Yamaha Corporation


 Hybrid large dynamic range capacitance sensing patent thumbnailnew patent Hybrid large dynamic range capacitance sensing
A processing system that includes a charge integrator, a compensation unit, and a fine signal processing unit. The compensation unit detects when the output of the charge integrator is outside of a certain range related to the dynamic range of the charge integrator and adds or subtract charge from an input of the charge integrator in response.
Synaptics Incorporated


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Physical quantity measuring apparatus and signal processing method thereof

According to one embodiment, a physical quantity measuring apparatus includes a signal measurer configured to include sensors configured to measure component values of two axes from among component values of three axes including an x(hx), a y(hy) and a z(hz) measured component value of a physical quantity to be measured, a sensor controller configured to select one from among the sensors to be controlled to output a measured value from the selected sensor, an a/d transformer configured to transform an outputted signal selected by the sensor control unit into a digital signal, and a signal processor configured to receive the digital signal from the a/d transformer and to combine the received digital signal with other received digital signals to calculate x, y and z component values of the physical quantity.. .
Magnachip Semiconductor, Ltd.

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Moisture detection apparatus and process

Embodiments of a water detection apparatus are disclosed that can detect characteristics of food products. The apparatus may include a conveying mechanism configured to move a food product through an aperture in the apparatus, a transmitter coil configured to transmit a signal within the aperture, and a receiver coil configured to receive the signal altered by the food product, and a signal processing unit configured to determine an output value associated with the food product moving through the aperture.
Desert Valley Date, Inc.

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Physical quantity detector

A physical quantity detector includes: a bridge circuit portion that includes a bridge circuit including a first, second, third, and fourth strain gauges each having a resistance value that changes in response to an application of a physical quantity and to temperature, the bridge circuit portion outputting, as a first detection signal, a first voltage, and outputting, as a second detection signal, a second voltage; a temperature characteristic adjustment portion that is connected in parallel to the bridge circuit portion, and outputs, as a third detection signal, a third voltage corresponding to the input voltage; a first signal processing circuit portion that receives the first and second detection signals, and outputs a first differential voltage; and a second signal processing circuit portion that receives the second and third detection signals, and outputs a second differential voltage.. .
Denso Corporation

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Magnetic sensor and an integrated circuit

The present teaching relates to a magnetic sensor comprising an input port, a magnetic field detecting circuit that generates a magnet detection signal, an output control circuit that controls operation of the magnetic sensor, and an output port. The magnetic field detecting circuit includes a magnetic sensing element that detects an external magnetic field and output a detection signal, a signal processing element configured to amplify the detection signal and removing interference from the detection signal, and an analog-digital conversion element configured to convert the processed detection signal into a magnet detection signal, and the output control circuit controls the magnetic sensor to operate in at least one of a first state and a second state responsive to at least the magnet detection signal, wherein the signal processing element comprises an amplifier and a filter circuit, and gain of the amplifier is greater than gain of the filter circuit..
Johnson Electric S.a.

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Depth information extracting device and method

A depth information extracting device according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises a projecting unit that discontinuously projects ir (infrared) light of a predetermined pattern; a camera unit that captures images; and a signal processing unit that performs depth information extraction and rgb image information extraction by using the images captured by the camera unit, wherein the signal processing unit extracts depth information by using an image received during a first time interval and extracts rgb image information by using an image received during a second time interval.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

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Hingeless, large-throw negative stiffness structure

A negative stiffness structure for vibration isolation, shock mitigation, and/or signal processing includes a flexible tensile member and a curved compressive member. A first end of the tensile member is attached to a first structure.
Hrl Laboratories, Llc

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Interactive robot responding to human physical touches in manner of baby

An interactive robot mimicking a baby's reactions to physical touches by a human user includes a main portion and two hand portions at the sides. The main portion includes a display panel coupled to a signal processing module.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

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Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor

Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the estimated analyte values based on statistical, clinical, or physiological parameters, comparing the estimated analyte values with corresponding measure analyte values, and providing output to a user.
Dexcom, Inc.

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Ecg sensing with noise filtering

Various embodiments are directed to signal processing. In accordance with example embodiments, methods and apparatuses involve using at least two electrodes that sense an ecg signal.
Vivaquant Llc

Solid-state imaging device and imaging system

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel signal processing unit including a plurality of pixels; a plurality of first charge storage circuits which are configured to hold the first signal charges generated by the photoelectric conversion units and output first signal voltages as first pixel signals; and a plurality of second charge storage circuits which are configured to hold second signal charges and output second signal voltages, and a differential analog/digital conversion unit includes: a plurality of first differential calculation units; a plurality of first analog/digital conversion units which are configured to perform analog/digital conversion to the first differential pixel signals and output digital values indicating magnitudes of the first differential pixel signals; and a plurality of second analog/digital conversion units which are configured to perform analog/digital conversion to the second pixel signal and output digital values indicating magnitudes of the second pixel signals.. .
Olympus Corporation

Driving an image pickup apparatus

A driving method for an image pickup apparatus includes accumulating a signal generated during a first charge accumulation period by a first sub pixel, accumulating a signal generated during a second charge accumulation period partially overlapped with the first charge accumulation period by a second sub pixel, and controlling column circuits such that, after processing of the signal generated during the first charge accumulation period is performed, processing of the signal is performed which is generated during the second charge accumulation period of the second sub pixel included in the pixel where the signal processing of the first sub pixel is performed, and the column circuits are put into a non-operating state during at least part of a period after the processing of the signal generated during the first charge accumulation period is ended until the second charge accumulation period is ended.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and image processing method

To increase image quality of a moving image by suppressing a color afterimage while reducing color noise, provided is an imaging apparatus, including: an imaging device; and a signal processing unit, in which: the imaging device includes a first pixel group and a second pixel group each including a plurality of pixels each configured to output a pixel signal; and the signal processing unit is configured to perform weighted addition for a second pixel signal output from the second pixel group by inter-frame processing, and to change a weight on each frame in the weighted addition based on an inter-frame differential of a first pixel signal.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Method, apparatus and system for supporting non-vector line

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, and an apparatus for supporting a non-vector line. The method includes: selecting n non-vector lines tl from lines that are in an initializing stage, where n is an integer greater than or equal to 1; controlling to perform no further initializing for other lines that are in the initializing stage except the tl until the tl fully enters a data transmission stage; and before the tl enters the data transmission stage, estimating a far-end crosstalk coefficient ctl-sv from the tl to a vector line sv that is in the data transmission stage, where the ctl-sv is used in signal processing to eliminate far-end crosstalk caused by the tl to the sv..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Signal processing using quantized symbols

According to the present disclosure, there is provided methods of processing a signal using quantized symbols. More particularly, in one example, the method comprises the steps of processing a signal (206), said method comprising the steps of: receiving a signal (206) comprising a plurality of raw symbols, each raw symbol having a plurality of bits and being conveyed in a channel; estimating a channel state information value (206) of the channel used to convey each raw symbol to generate a corresponding plurality of channel state information values; quantizing the plurality of raw symbols based on their channel state information values to generate a sequence of quantized symbols (214); and quantizing the channel state information values to generate a sequence of quantized channel state values (216)..
Nxp B.v.

System and digital signal processing

The present invention provides methods and systems for digital processing of an input audio signal. Specifically, the present invention includes a high pass filter configured to filter the input audio signal to create a high pass signal.

Magnetic sensor integrated circuit, motor assembly and application apparatus

A magnetic sensor integrated circuit, a motor and an application apparatus. The magnetic sensor includes a magnetic sensor, a signal processing unit, an output control circuit and an output port.
Johnson Electric S.a.

Voice signal processing apparatus and voice signal processing method

A voice signal processing apparatus and a voice signal processing method are provided. A first sampling point of an mth original frequency-lowered signal frame phase-matched to the sampling point corresponding to a phase reference sampling point number is determined according to the phase reference sampling point number of an (m−1)th original frequency-lowered signal frame corresponding to a middle sampling point of an (m−1)th renovating frequency-lowered signal frame.
Acer Incorporated

Monitoring camera and monitoring camera control method

An image signal processing dsp subjects an image captured by an imaging element having a zoom lens to image processing for identifying a tracking target. In accordance with zoom information generated by the image signal processing dsp, the main cpu controls the zoom lens and controls a turn table that moves the imaging element in panning and tilting directions in accordance with pan and tilt information, to track the tracking target.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Pipelined cascaded digital signal processing structures and methods

Circuitry operating under a floating-point mode or a fixed-point mode includes a first circuit accepting a first data input and generating a first data output. The first circuit includes a first arithmetic element accepting the first data input, a plurality of pipeline registers disposed in connection with the first arithmetic element, and a cascade register that outputs the first data output.
Altera Corporation

Methods and apparatus utilizing digital signal processing of ultra wide band radar signals for living object detection in wireless power transfer applications

An apparatus for detecting an object in a detection area of a wireless power transfer system is provided. The apparatus comprises a receiver configured to receive a plurality of radar signals from a radar transceiver.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Determining effective elastic modulus of a composite slickline cable

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for determining a dynamic effective elastic modulus of a composite slickline or wireline cable are provided. A system for estimating the effective elastic modulus (or change thereof) may include a sensing head assembly, a vibration generator, a pair of pulleys, and an optical-based signal processing assembly.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Acoustic wave processing device, signal processing acoustic wave processing device, and program

The acoustic wave processing device includes a phasing addition unit which performs phasing addition on respective pieces of first element data with different elements as a reference to generate a plurality of pieces of first reception data, a reception data storage unit which stores first reception data, a reception data generation unit which superimposes two or more pieces of first reception data to generate second reception data, and a processing condition setting unit which sets the number of times of superimposition of first reception data. In a cine-reproduction mode, the reception data generation unit superimposes the set number of pieces of first reception data to generate second reception data..
Fujifilm Corporation

Acoustic wave processing device, signal processing acoustic wave processing device, and program

The acoustic wave processing device includes a data processing unit which performs superimposition processing on first element data or first reception data generated by performing phasing addition on the first element data to generate processed data, an image generation unit which generates a b mode image based on the first element data and the processed data, a bloodstream image generation unit which generates a bloodstream image based on bloodstream information included in the first element data, a region setting unit which sets a bloodstream image region, a processing region setting unit which sets a region for processing in the data processing unit based on information relating to the bloodstream image region, and a display image generation unit which generates a synthesized image of the b mode image and the bloodstream image.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Mutation signal processing methods, devices and medical detecting apparatuses

Mutation signal processing methods, devices and medical detecting apparatuses are described. The method includes detecting whether or not a mutation signal exists in an input signal; if the mutation signal exists in the input signal, processing the input signal by a filter to obtain an output signal, and updating a prestored difference value according to a difference value obtained by subtracting the output signal from the input signal; and if the mutation signal does not exist in the input signal, using a difference value obtained by subtracting the prestored difference value from the input signal as the output signal..
Shenzhen Mindray Bio-medical Electronics Co., Ltd.

Signal processing device, signal processing method, and computer-readable recording medium

A pulse wave detection device acquires an image. The pulse wave detection device extracts a living body region included in the image.
Fujitsu Limited

Systems and methods for dimming control using triac dimmers

System and method for dimming control of one or more light emitting diodes. An example system includes one or more signal processing components configured to receive a first signal associated with a triac dimmer, process information associated with the first signal, determine whether the triac dimmer is in a first condition or a second condition, generate a second signal based on at least information associated with the first signal, and send the second signal to a switch.
On-bright Electronics (shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Base station device

A base station device uses a first card as an m2m card, second cards as general cards, and a third card as a spare card from among call process cards included in a signal processing unit. A call control unit allocates, to the m2m card, a call that is received from an m2m terminal and in which the service type determined by a service type determination unit is an m2m service.
Fujitsu Limited

Hearing device

A hearing device includes a housing having an assembly opening and a housing cap for closing the assembly opening. The hearing device also includes a signal processing unit disposed in the housing and a sealing body for sealing the housing against the ingress of contaminants.
Sivantos Pte. Ltd.

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and signal processing method

A plurality of adjacent pixels is provided adjacently in a plurality of directions to a first pixel. A direction with a highest correlation is derived from signals of the plurality of pixels, and the direction with the highest correlation is reflected to interpolation processing to be performed on the signal of first pixel..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Digital front-end channelization device

A digital front end channelization device for one or more carrier signals comprises a per carrier section and a composite section. The composite section may include signal processing units, each of which may include an inverse fourier transform unit for transforming a composite carrier signal into a time domain signal, a sample detection and selection unit for detecting and selecting a peak of the time domain signal, a clipping unit for clipping the time domain composite carrier signal to produce an error signal, a fourier transform unit for transforming the error signal into a frequency domain error signal, a frequency shaping unit for frequency shaping the frequency domain error signal, a summation unit for subtracting the frequency shaped frequency domain error signal from the composite carrier signal, and a phase selection unit for phase adjustment of the resulting signal..
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

Selective sub-carrier processing

Apparatuses, methods, apparatuses, and systems for selective subcarrier processing are disclosed. One embodiment of a method includes determining whether a signal quality of a received multi-carrier signal is better than a predetermined signal quality, wherein the predetermined signal quality is selected to ensure that a probability of error free decoding of the received signal is greater than a predetermined threshold, and after determining that the signal quality of the received multi-carrier signal is better than the predetermined signal quality, determining which of subcarriers of the multi-carrier signal to perform receive signal processing based on a relative signal quality of each of the subcarriers..
Imagination Technologies, Limited

Built-in redundancy scheme for communication system on chip

In an example, the present invention includes an integrated system on chip device. The device has a redundancy block is configured to add at least redundancy bit as a function of one or more data bits associated with data for data error detection and correction data.
Inphi Corporation

Power conversion system, power converter, and diagnosing state of power storage device

This disclosure discloses a power conversion system including a first power converter, a second power converter, and a power storage device. The second power converter includes a control signal generation part, a detection signal processing part, and a state diagnosis part.
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Dynamic range compression with low distortion for use in hearing aids and audio systems

Dynamic range compression in the hearing aids is provided for restoring normal loudness of low level sounds without making the high level sounds uncomfortably loud. An apparatus along with a method using sliding-band compression is disclosed for significantly reducing the temporal and spectral distortions generally associated with the currently used single and multiband compression techniques.
Institute Of Technology Bombay

Intelligent atlas for automatic image analysis of magnetic resonance imaging

A non-invasive imaging system, including an imaging scanner suitable to generate an imaging signal from a tissue region of a subject under observation, the tissue region having at least one substructure; a signal processing system in communication with the imaging scanner to receive the imaging signal from the imaging scanner; and a data storage unit in communication with the signal processing system, wherein the data storage unit stores an anatomical atlas comprising data encoding spatial information of the at least one substructure in the tissue region, and a pathological atlas corresponding to an abnormality of the tissue region, wherein the signal processing system is adapted to automatically identify, using the imaging signal, the anatomical atlas, and the pathological atlas, a presence of the abnormality or a pre-cursor abnormality in the subject under observation.. .
The Johns Hopkins University

Offset rejection electrodes

A system and method for reducing offset in a mems sensor are disclosed. In a first aspect, the system is a mems sensor that comprises a sensing reference plane, at least one anchor coupled to the sensing reference plane, at least one proof mass coupled to the at least one anchor, wherein one of the at least one proof mass moves under an external excitation, a pattern of sensing elements coupled between the sensing reference plane and the at least one proof mass to detect motion normal to the sensing reference plane, wherein the pattern of sensing elements shares at least three axes of polarity anti-symmetry, and a signal processing circuit to combine the pattern of sensing elements thereby providing an output proportional to the external excitation.
Invensense, Inc.

Load determining system for a rolling element bearing

The invention provides a load determining system including a sensorized rolling element bearing in a hub unit for wheels. The bearing includes a first ring and a second ring as an inner ring and an outer ring.
Aktiebolaget Skf

Devices and methods for monitoring pregnancy

Devices, systems and methods are described herein that enable and make assessments related to pregnancy, including assessments related to a labor-related status such as the onset of true labor. In some embodiments, a pregnancy monitoring system comprises a portable, noninvasive data acquisition device adhered to a patient's skin, comprising at least two electrodes to measure uterine electrical activity, signal processing means, data storage means, and a battery.

Determining onset of cardiac depolarization and repolarization waves for signal processing

A system and associated method is disclosed for determining whether signal is valid. The system comprises an electrode apparatus comprising a plurality of electrodes configured to be located proximate tissue of a patient.
Medtronic, Inc.

Photoacoustic signal processing device, photoacoustic signal processing system, and photoacoustic signal processing method

Peak specification unit 31 specifies, based on a plurality of photoacoustic-images according to detection signals of photoacoustic-waves detected in a plurality of postures, a photoacoustic-image with the strongest detection signal of a detected photoacoustic-wave among the plurality of photoacoustic-images in a peak search mode. Posture determination unit 32 determines whether or not the posture of the probe 11 at the time of detecting photoacoustic-waves of a generation source of the photoacoustic-image matches the posture of the probe 11 at the time of detecting photoacoustic-waves of a generation source of the photoacoustic-image specified by the peak specification unit in a normal mode.
Fujifilm Corporation

A photoacoustic tomography method and system

A method of calibrating a pai system (401-413) is described. The method includes a signal processing unit (404) determining optical fluence at voxels within arteries of a human or animal, and interpolating from these measurements to provide a fluence map with a fluence value for all voxels of interest.
National University Of Ireland, Galway

Video output apparatus

A video output apparatus includes: a video signal processing section that generates a first video signal having a first resolution; a first text superimposing section that superimposes first textual information on the first video signal; a first output section that outputs the first video signal with the first textual information superimposed; a reduction processing section that receives the first video signal and generates a second video signal having a second resolution that is lower than the first resolution; a second text superimposing section that superimposes second textual information on the second video signal; and a second output section that outputs the second video signal with the second textual information superimposed.. .
Olympus Corporation





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