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9041245 Power supply apparatus and method to control the same  
A power supply apparatus includes a converter to convert AC power into DC power, an SMPS to convert the DC power into DC powers desired by loads, a capacitor to interconnect the converter and the...
9030055 Electric circuit configuration for switching an electrical load  
The invention relates to an electric circuit configuration for switching an electrical load (3), particularly a solenoid valve, by means of at least one switching means (5) associated with the...
8994228 Proximity switch having wrong touch feedback  
A proximity switch assembly and method are provided having wrong touch feedback. The switch includes a plurality of proximity switches each including proximity sensors providing a sense activation...
8994230 Bi-directional power control  
An electrical circuit for bi-directional power control between two devices, including a mobile communication card, an electronic device that connects to the communication card, the electronic...
8994147 Semiconductor device and semiconductor element  
A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor element including a first element portion having a first gate and a second element portion having a second gate, wherein the turning on and off of...
8987948 Bus bar assembly  
A solid state contactor assembly includes at least one solid state switch electrically connected to a first bus bar via at least one conductive plate. The solid state switch controls a flow of...
8981589 Switched battery and capacitor arrangement and related operating methods  
Systems and methods are provided for regulating the state of charge of a battery. An exemplary electrical system includes a fuel cell coupled to a bus and a battery coupled to the bus via a...
8981734 Power source generation circuit and integrated circuit  
A power source generation circuit includes a regulator circuit which receives an external power source voltage VDDA from an external power source, and generates a predetermined internal power...
8970071 Method and system for disconnecting a generator from a power system  
A method for disconnecting a generator from a power system when the generator and the thereto connected power system are non-synchronized. The method includes the steps of: determining that there...
8952575 Three-way and four-way switching circuit  
A three-way or four-way switching circuit for lighting, and the like, is described. One three-way switch is replaced with an electronic switch. Both legs of the switching circuit are powered all...
8946945 Low powered activation arrangement and method thereof  
A fabric product with a low powered activation device and a conductive arrangement, which includes a body having an outer covering which is soft and flexible to providing an outer skin surface and...
8933592 Power supply circuit for remotely turning-on electrical appliances  
A power supply circuit for an electrical appliance, including a turning-on stage configured for determining a transition from a turned-off state, in which the power supply circuit is off and does...
8905172 Integrated service center  
An integrated service center has an outward facing wall. A first and second section are recessed from the outward facing wall, each with a plurality of walls and a lower end, which forms an...
8901780 Image forming apparatus  
There is provided an image forming apparatus including: a load device which performs a copy function, a scan function, a print function and the like; and a power saving mode such as a standby mode...
8901770 Adjustable transformer for a model vehicle  
A system and method is provided for powering and/or controlling a plurality of model devices, including at least one model vehicle. In one embodiment of the present invention, the system includes...
8890370 Systems and methods for an intelligent energy-saving power supply  
The systems and methods described herein include an intelligent energy-saving power supply system which conserves energy by recognizing when a chargeable electronic device, such as a cellular...
8872972 Smart television with a built-in router module  
A router module is arranged in a housing of a smart television. The router module is externally connected to a modem for surfing the Internet. The router module is electrically connected to a...
8866420 Electric power consumption control system  
Disclosed is an electric power consumption control system for a factory where a plurality of machine tools (Mi, Mp1, Mp2) are installed. A machine tool (Mi) is provided with a control device (10)...
8860256 Domestic appliance, especially a dishwasher or washer  
A domestic appliance having a control device to control device components of the domestic appliance during execution of a program, wherein the device components have electrical loads. The domestic...
8861743 Headset microphone type detect  
Embodiments of the invention include methods, apparatus, systems and means for determining a type of microphone button of a headset plugged into a device jack are described. In some embodiments, a...
8855812 System and method for robot safety and collision avoidance  
A system and method for developing an intrusion detection zone substantially surrounding mobile components of a robot, training a model of the robot to accept selected intrusions into the...
8853884 Techniques for reducing no load power in electronic devices  
Systems and methods (“utility”) are provided for reducing the no-load (standby) power of power devices such as chargers for electronic devices and power converters for electronic devices. The...
8847441 Device and method for generating a current pulse  
A device for producing a current pulse includes supply terminals for providing a power supply voltage, and a switch which is situated in a control current branch between the supply terminals,...
8841796 Turbine farm having an auxiliary power supply  
A turbine farm comprises a plurality of individual turbines each having an auxiliary component circuit. The farm further comprises; a master transformer arranged to be coupled between each of the...
8836174 Energy saving switch of continuously powered transformers  
An additional miniature switch or jumper switch to be integrated within the power connector of any device that is using transformer but that does not need to be connected to it all the time. The...
8818005 Capacitor controlled switch system  
A switch controller is provided that uses one or more capacitors to generate a slow turn on/slow turn off switch control signals to suppress audible switching noise in an audio switch. In some...
8810075 Power off delay circuit and power supply system  
A power off delay circuit includes a first diode with an anode receiving input power and a boost transformer circuit connected to a cathode of the first diode. The boost transformer circuit...
8810074 Multi-way electrical switch  
Embodiments of the present invention include a family of multi-way switches that can be configured to output an input signal to any combination of n output signal lines. Certain embodiments of the...
8803368 Image forming apparatus, universal interface device, and method of using option unit  
An image forming apparatus includes a control unit to identify a type of an option unit using pre-stored ID information including information regarding a universal interface to which at least one...
8791604 Method and system for a connection system operable to sink and source supply power  
Aspects of a method and system for a connection system operable to sink and source supply power are provided. In this regard, one or more circuits within a connector that resides in a networking...
8786247 Charging circuit  
A charging circuit receives electric power from a solar battery, and charges a secondary battery. A charging current detection unit generates a detection signal that corresponds to a charging...
8772982 Multi-gang capacitive touch switch plate  
An apparatus is provided and includes two or more sensor assemblies, each including a sensing unit at a front face thereof, and each being communicatively interconnected and power sharing, a cover...
8772976 Reconfigurable coil techniques  
Techniques are disclosed involving reconfigurable coils. Such coils may be used in applications, including (but not limited to) wireless charging and near field communications (NFC). For instance,...
8766489 Active transfer time delay for automatic transfer switch  
An automatic transfer switch includes first and second inputs inputting first and second voltages; a first output outputting a start signal; a first timer timing a first time after the second...
8736111 Apparatus and method for the anti-islanding of power conditioning system  
There is provided an apparatus for the anti-islanding of a power conditioning system. The apparatus for the anti-islanding of a power conditioning system according to the present invention is...
8736116 Information device  
A compact information device in which a shortened unlatch time is enabled so such device can transition from a power cutoff mode to a power supply mode to resume supplying power to internal...
8729741 Automatic breaker apparatus for USB power supply  
An automatic breaker apparatus for the USB power supply, comprising a manual switch module, a relay, a high frequency transformer, a PWM power source master control module, a drive module, a...
8729729 Method and apparatus for driving low-power loads from AC sources  
Method and apparatus for providing controllable power to the load via AC-line power source where load is less than minimal required for proper operation of said source. In one example LED lamp...
8716905 Electronic DC circuit breaker  
The present invention relates to a device for connecting and breaking DC power comprising an input DC power (DC-In) arranged to be connected to a circuit board (1) and to the collector port (C) of...
8716897 Voltage generators having reduced or eliminated cross current  
Embodiments described include voltage generators having reduced or eliminated cross current. Dynamic adjustment of a low or high threshold voltage used in a voltage generator is described. Use of...
8710704 Performance venue with dynamic mechanical load management system and method  
A performance venue having a dynamic load management system for use in managing loads. The system uses a dead man circuit as a means for determining the actual or anticipated dynamic load produced...
8710703 Low powered activation arrangement and method thereof  
A fabric product includes a body having a skin made by interweaving a plurality of textile fabrics and a low powered activation arrangement which includes an electronic unit and one or more...
8704408 Switch matrix modeling system and method  
A method that includes identifying a desired signal connectivity through a switch matrix, where the switch matrix includes a plurality of switching elements, and where the switching elements are...
8707066 Method and apparatus for a zero voltage processor sleep state  
Embodiments of the invention relate to a method and apparatus for a zero voltage processor sleep state. A voltage regulator may be coupled to a processor to provide an operating voltage to the...
8704409 High speed solid-state relay with controller  
A relay and a controller for the same are disclosed. The relay includes an isolated power supply configured to receive a voltage input and generate a voltage output based upon the voltage input,...
8686600 Techniques for configuring contacts of a connector  
Systems and methods for configuring contacts of a first connector includes detecting mating of a second connector with the first connector and in response to the detection, sending a command over...
8680708 Electronic apparatus  
In response to turning-on of a lock-type power switch, an initial controller outputs a first voltage for a first period and a gate is turned on for the period via a first driver responsive to the...
8680431 Device and method to control a power source  
Apparatus, devices, and methods for providing a voltage reduction capability in a welding power source for safety purposes. The resistive load and the output voltage of the welding power source...
8653702 Hands-free light controller for headgear mounted illumination device  
A control device is provided, for controlling the supply of power from a remote power source to a headgear mounted illumination device to selectively turn the corresponding illumination source on...
8648501 Systems and methods for providing protection circuitry to selectively handle multiple cable-types through the same port  
This is generally directed to providing protection circuitry to selectively handle power-providing cables and headset cables that can couple to the same port of an electronic device. In some...