2014-379 – The global hearing aid market is a multi-billion dollar industry. Although this industry is lucrative, market penetration is very low, primarily due to high cost and the stigma associated with hearing aids. These barriers limit the number of users that could benefit from hearing assistance technologies. Mayo Clinic investigators have developed a low-cost, non-invasive hearing solution that... Read More
2012-185 – This technology includes a suite of patents which advance text enhancement methods and apparatus for the presentation of text for improved human reading for the electronic medical record (EMR). The method includes extracting text specific attributes from machine readable text and varying the text presentation in accordance with the attributes. Suite of patents include: -US Patent... Read More
2010-297 – A single transmission line with a well-defined characteristic impedance may be terminated with a single resistor of the same value as the impedance, thereby eliminating reflections and providing an accurate replica of the input signal at the output. It is much less widely known (but is known as prior art) that, in principle, it is possible to do the same thing with a set of uniform coupled... Read More
2010-296 – Communications between electronic components employ one of a number of signaling schemes. Generally, digital communications use one of two classes of signaling schemes: single-ended or differential signaling. A single-ended signaling channel employs transmission of n-level (typically 2-level) signals through a single signal conductor, using a ground or power conductor as the reference for... Read More
2009-314 – This disclosure is for a continuation-in-part to US Patent Application No: US 2006/0056310 A1. The original patent application uses only a symmetrical THRU structure for de-embedding. In this disclosure both OPEN and SHORT structures are presented as additional structures that, once measured with a VNA, can yield additional equations.
2009-246 – In a communication system consisting of multiple nodes, optical interconnects and wave-division multiplexing (WDM), this can be used to broadcast the data stream from any one node-receivers using a broadcast element such as a star coupler. “All-in-all” or “many-to-all” nodes can thus be connected for high speed data transfer. At any receiver node, the optical signal contains all of the... Read More
Peritrode Minimally Invasive Cirmcumferential Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Electrode, Anchoring System and Placement Assist Device
2009-175 – An eight contact electrode placed “through the needle"via ultrasound visual guidance. The electrode is able to pass under a target nerve and curve over and reside circumferentially around the nerve in a "cuff” configuration thus facilitating efficient pain management.
2009-078 – This write-up describes a wearable electronic device, referred to as a “Biomedical Platform”, with the capability of collecting and storing within its own structure and data collected from biomedical sensors attached to a human volunteer or patient (or, in appropriate circumstances, on an experimental animal). The unit is “sensor-agnostic”, in that it can collect data from analog sensors... Read More
2008-214 – The present invention is a circuit block used to condition and sample a variety of electrical signals in characterization and system applications. The internal passive circuitry eases characterization of high-speed differential and single-ended applications by providing impedance-matched environment and integrating unique capabilities such as true differential termination, pass-through... Read More
2008-039 – This optical edge connector is designed to meet future board-to-board optical interconnect requirements of orthogonally connected optical printed circuit boards that contain embedded optical communication channels, typically utilized for High Performance Compute Systems. The orthogonal implementation of this design is not found in any commercially available optical connectors. The design... Read More
2007-216 – An adaptive circuit that compensates for phase skew between the true and complement sides of a differential signal.
2007-132 – The test system will automate multi-port VNA S-parameters measurements of printed wiring boards (PWB). The information gathered is automatically evaluated against complex pass/fail criteria and used to grade the signal integrity quality of PWBs.
2006-245 – This differential test probe was designed to meet the requirements of an automated test system. It has features not found in commercially available test probes. The ruggedness, compliance of all test pins, and the versatility to test more than one signal/ground pattern makes it useful for the automated test system. The mounting of micro probing pins directly in the center of the signal... Read More
Hardware Prescription: System and Method for Providing Hospital Quality Medical Care for Home-Based and Mobile Patients. (1) Prescription-Customized Medical Hardware, and (2) the Intelligent Medical Cabinet
2005-002 – A “hardware prescription” comprises (a) re-configurable pieces(s) of hardware (including the PCMH, or prescription-customized medical hardware, that is attached in some way to the patient; and the IMC, or intelligent medical cabinet, that doles out the correct amount and types of medicines based on the patient’s progression) that afford(s) the medical care provider flexibility in managing... Read More
2004-286 – This invention is a completely self-contained and encapsulated “package” into which a high power integrated circuit (“chip”) such as an amplifier, or an entire subsystem (such as a radar “transmit-receive” module), can be installed to provide the necessary thermal and electrical environment to assure that the chip or multi-chip subsystem works correctly. The packaging approach not only... Read More
2004-012 – There are a variety of devices being developed to significantly improve the testing, characterization, and development of differential protocols, equipment, and devices. In essence, these devices provide a way of dealing with differential signals within a laboratory environment.
2003-199 – The invention is an ultra-miniature transceiver technology that allows positioning, data relaying and identification in a very tiny form factor (e.g., “pinhead” size). The transceiver is based on a system-on-a-chip (SOC) design of a radio frequency (RF) transceiver that is combined with a micro-miniature battery and an antenna (or in some cases two antennas). The invention enables... Read More
2003-185 – The invention describes a new algorithm and hardware architecture to compute the fast Fourier transform (FFT). The new algorithm uses a divide and conquer approach to reduce an N point FFT to a plurality of sqrt(N) point FFTs arranged in a pipeline configuration. A new specialized center element joins identical, conventional pipeline FFT units together and provides the necessary control logic... Read More
Transmission Matrix De-embedding/Two-Tier Calibration Methods for Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) Measurement
2002-103 – We present a method for performing de-embedding (or equivalently, second-tier calibration) of vector network analyzer (VNA) measurements allowing for very accurate measurement to reference planes beyond those of a first tier calibration. The method has been proven to be useful up to very high frequencies (at least 110 GHz) and eliminates many of the complexities and limitations associated... Read More
Self-Terminating High-Speed Low-Power Logic Transceiver Enabling Compatibility Between CMOS Based Logic Devices of Differing Supply Voltages
1999-056 – A CMOS based digital output buffer circuit and input buffer circuit, with both circuits forming a transceiver pair, is described. The transceiver enables high speed point-to-point digital communication and hence cannot be used for multi-drop digital buses. The transceiver offers many of the features desired of transceivers. These features include: a) Compliance between transmitting devices... Read More