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Electricity: measuring and testing February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/09

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02/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090051347 - High frequency delay circuit and test apparatus: A high frequency delay circuit operable to output a high frequency signal delayed for a desired delay time. The high frequency delay circuit includes: a variable delay circuit operable to receive a reference signal of which a frequency is lower than the high frequency signal, and to output a delay... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090051348 - Self-calibrating filter: Techniques for self-calibrating filtering circuits with feedback are described herein.... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090051349 - Wheel speed sensor: A speed sensor assembly includes a bearing having a first race, a second race, a plurality of ball bearings separating the first race from the second race, and a tone wheel coupled to the second race. The speed sensor assembly also includes a spacer abutting the first race and a... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090051350 - Device and process for detecting particles in a flowing liquid: A process and device for detecting electrically conductive particles in a liquid flowing in a pipe section, the liquid being exposed to periodic alternating electromagnetic fields by a transmitter coil which induces eddy currents in the particles, a probe made as a coil arrangement and which has an effective width... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090051351 - Sensor system and method for determining an angle of rotation: A sensor arrangement for detecting an angle of rotation of a rotating body. At least one first sensor and one second sensor are connected to one another in a cascade in such a manner that the sensor signal from the first sensor is converted into a first control current which... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090051352 - Steering angle sensor: A steering angle sensor assembly 10 for determining absolute angular position of a steering wheel of a motor vehicle and includes a multi-axis detector 24 having an active operating mode and a standby operating mode and being adapted to measure speed and direction of rotation of the steering wheel. The... Agent: Butzel LongIPDocketing Dept

20090051353 - Position detector including magnetoresistive elements: A circular top surface of a magnet is magnetized to the N-pole, and a back surface thereof is magnetized to the S-pole. A detector moves within the X-Y plane at positions located away from the top surface of the magnet. A pair of X-direction detecting elements and a pair of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090051354 - Pulsar ring for magnetic encoder: A pulsar ring for a magnetic encoder comprises an annular holder attached to an outer periphery of a rotary side member, and a pulsar main body made of a rubber-like elastic material mixed with magnetic powder, magnetized to have multiple poles, and adhered integrally to the holder, wherein a plurality... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090051356 - Proximity sensor: In a proximity sensor 20 for detecting the proximity of a member to be detected 8 having a magnet or a magnetic material using a magnetic detection element 26, there are provided elastic members 33 for elastically energizing the magnetic detection element 26 toward the detection surface 26a thereof.... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20090051355 - Proximity sensor and proximity detection method: A proximity sensor for detecting proximity of a metal, wherein a driving signal is output to a resonant circuit that includes a capacitor connected to a detecting coil, and the proximity of the metal is detected based on a phase shift of freely oscillating waves that are attenuatedly output from... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090051357 - Magnetic detection device and electronic apparatus equipped with the same: A magnet is contained in a display housing and is supported by a slidable operating member. A control housing contains a magnetoresistance effect element. Slidable shifting of the operating member causes an external magnetic field in a positive (+) direction and an external magnetic field in a negative (−) direction... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090051358 - Flaw detector and flaw detection method for silicon layer of wafer: The present invention is achieved for the purpose of easily detecting a crack or flaw existing in the silicon layer of a wafer in a short period of time. The flaw detector thus provided includes a coil sensor placed at a predetermined distance from the surface of the silicon layer;... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090051359 - System and method for measuring formation temperature and/or pressure using nuclear quadrupole resonance: A system for measuring at least one of a temperature and a pressure of an earth formation is disclosed. The system includes: a downhole tool disposed in a borehole and configured to be movable within the borehole; at least one nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) measurement device including a transmitter configured... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Atlas

20090051360 - Method for the acquisition of data relating to multi-dimensional nmr spectra by means of frequency-dependent convolution: In a method for the acquisition of data relating to multi-dimensional NMR spectra (designated as the SHARC protocol—SHaped, ARrayed aCquisition Protocol), crossed signals are shifted at will in frequency space using selective pulses and frequency dependent folding.... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20090051362 - Antenna unit for a pet/mri scanner: An antenna unit for a PET/MRI scanner is disclosed, including a supporting tube in which at least one antenna for MR signals is arranged. In at least one embodiment, the supporting tube has at least one permeable section and one impermeable section, the permeable section of which has a greater... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090051361 - Dnp apparatus: A coolant sub-assembly is provided for use in a DNP apparatus. The sub-assembly comprises a plurality of concentric jackets surrounding an inner bore tube having first and second opposed ends. The jackets are adapted to inhibit heat flow to the inner bore tube, a DNP working region being defined within... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090051363 - Circulator and magnetic resonance device: A circulator has a ferrite, and the circulator is arranged in the vicinity of a device that produces a static magnetic field in the environment surrounding the device, this static magnetic field giving the circulator a non-reciprocal behavior, with respect to circulation of energy among the gates of the circulator,... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090051364 - Onboard battery management device: A battery management device is provided for accurately measuring in a simple manner the internal resistance (reciprocal of conductance) of a battery that serves as the determination reference of the deterioration level of a battery without the application of an AC voltage to the battery while the battery remains onboard,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090051365 - Method and apparatus for measuring a parameter of a vehicle electrical system: An automotive vehicle electrical system tester is provided for testing an electrical system having wiring which couple a load to a battery. The automotive vehicle electrical system tester is configured to measure an electrical parameter of the wiring and includes a first battery terminal connection configured to couple to a... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090051367 - Method of detecting disconnection and power discontinuity of i/o unit connected to numerical controller: A power discontinuity occurring in any one of a plurality of I/O units connected to a numerical controller is detected. When the power discontinuity occurs in any one of the I/O units, the I/O unit detects the power discontinuity, and transmits the detection of the power discontinuity to an I/O... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090051366 - Test system and daughter unit: Provided is a test system that tests a device under test, the test system including: a test head that includes a test module that generates a test signal to be supplied to the device under test; a performance board that is mounted above the test head and conveys the test... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090051368 - Load testing circuit: A load testing circuit a circuit tests the load impedance of a load connected to an amplifier. The load impedance includes a first terminal and a second terminal, the load testing circuit comprising a signal generator providing a test signal of a defined bandwidth to the first terminal of the... Agent: Patrick J. O'shea, Esq. O'shea, Getz & Kosakowski, P.C.

20090051370 - Method of adjusting moving position of transfer arm and position detecting jig: In the present invention, a position detecting substrate having a capacitive sensor is supported on a transfer arm and transferred by the transfer arm and mounted on a mounting part. The capacitive sensor on the position detecting substrate then detects a position of a target object on the mounting part... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090051369 - System and method for measuring adhesion forces in mems devices: A MEMS test device comprises a flexible beam spaced apart from an optical stack. The MEMS test device includes a reflective layer and a partially reflective layer, such that a change in the position of the MEMS test device can be observed without the use of an external interferometer. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090051371 - Capacitance type sensor: A capacitance type sensor good in operability and less in erroneous operation is provided. Switches SW1 to SW4 are formed between a displacement electrode 40 and switch electrodes E11 to E14 kept at a predetermined potential and grounded switch electrodes E15 to E18. Switches SW 11 to SW 15 are... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090051372 - 3d fluid confined sample stream coulter flow cytometry: A microfluidic flow cytometry device includes a substrate and transverse electrodes formed on the substrate. An elastomer microfluidic focusing channel system formed on the substrate focuses a sample stream onto the floor of an outlet channel that is substantially wider and taller than cells or particles of interest and that... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090051373 - Gas sensor control apparatus: A gas sensor control apparatus for controlling a gas sensor includes a resistance detection unit and a heater control unit. The resistance detection unit detects a resistance of an object cell of the gas sensor. When the resistance of the object cell is lower than a predetermined threshold, the heater... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090051374 - Method and device for determining the humidity content of an insulation of a transformer: A method and a device for determining a humidity content of an insulation of a transformer, the insulation having a liquid. At least one dielectric property of the insulation is measured, an uncorrected humidity content of the insulation and a conductivity of a liquid which is included in the insulation... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090051375 - Method and apparatus for measuring metallic area-specific resistance: To measure the area specific resistance of a metallic surface, silver paste is applied on a first surface of a metal plate. The silver paste is dried and molded into a desired shape; then it is sintered at a temperature close to the melting point of silver and turned into... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20090051376 - Method for influencing soot deposits on sensors: A method is described for controlling the soot deposition on sensors. A sensor element is provided, which includes a first electrode and a second electrode. Different measuring voltages U1 and U2 can be applied to the sensor element. During a first time period t1, the sensor element is operated at... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090051378 - Air bridge structures and methods of making and using air bridge structures: A probe card assembly, according to some embodiments of the invention, can comprise a tester interface configured to make electrical connections with a test controller, a plurality of electrically conductive probes disposed to contact terminals of an electronic device to be tested, and a plurality of electrically conductive data paths... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie

20090051380 - Lrl vector calibration to the end of the probe needles for non-standard probe cards for ate rf testers: A method and apparatus for radio frequency vector calibration of s-parameter measurements to the tips of the wafer probe needles of an automatic test equipment production tester. The method involves a modified Line-Reflect-Line (LRL) calibration routine that uses a Thru-Reflect-Line to LRL shift to eliminate the need for a precisely... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090051379 - Method of treating and probing a via: A method of treating a via connected with a substrate and a method of probing the via are disclosed. A pattern of a lead-free solder paste is applied around a hole of the via without completely covering a pad of the via. The paste is reflowed to form a pattern... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090051377 - Probe card and method for assembling the same: A probe card and a method for assembling the same, the probe card comprises a base plate, a plurality of probes, a fixing ring, and a fixing member. The fixing ring is provided with a hole and the outer wall of its bottom is used for connecting the probes. The... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20090051381 - Electronic device testing apparatus and temperature control method in an electronic device testing apparatus: An electronic device testing apparatus 1 comprising a temperature measurement device 51 for measuring a temperature of an IC device D based on a voltage of a thermal diode provided inside the IC device D, a temperature sensor 154 and a temperature applying device 153 provided to a pusher 150,... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090051382 - Probe for electrical test and electrical connecting apparatus using it: A probe includes an arm region extending in the back and forth direction, and a tip region extending downward from the front end portion of the arm region. The tip region has a pedestal portion integrally continuous to a lower edge portion at the front end side of the arm... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20090051383 - Test method and production method for a semiconductor circuit composed of subcircuits: Test method and production method for testing a semiconductor circuit comprising a plurality of subcircuits. The semiconductor circuit is produced according to specification stipulations comprising a design based on a hardware description language for a functional implementation, a logic synthesis for a structural implementation, a layout design for a topological... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090045797 - Measuring apparatus for power loss of magnetic device: A measuring apparatus for measuring power loss of magnetic device is disclosed. The measuring apparatus includes a power converter, a voltage measuring device and a current measuring device. The power converter is connected to the DC power supply and the magnetic device for converting the DC voltage supplied by the... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090045798 - Synchronization of spectrum analyzer frequency sweep and external switch: A measuring receiver comprises a spectrum analyzer having a local oscillator for sweeping the measurement frequency of the spectrum analyzer through multiple frequency bands. A preselector has multiple filter paths with frequency bands corresponding to frequency bands of the spectrum analyzer. The filter paths for passing signals through the preselector... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090045799 - Digital multimeter having improved recording functionality: A digital multimeter having improved recording functionality is disclosed. The digital multimeter disclosed incorporates a rotary switch, a series of keys and buttons, and a digital display so as to provide highly integrated, programmable and configurable features. Several of these features, either taken alone or in combination, provide significant improvements... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090045800 - System and method for configuring a display for a digital multimeter: A digital multimeter with a rotary switch having a plurality of positions, each of the positions corresponding to a primary measurement function to be performed. An LCD displays secondary functions or modes corresponding to the positions of the rotary switch and values determined by performing one of the measurement functions.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090045801 - Temperature stable current sensor system: A current sensor system that uses a sensor resistor to sense current flow and in which the level of voltage drop across that resistor is used to control the current flow through another resistor, the input resistor, into a current integrator. The ratio of input resistor to sensor resistor resistance... Agent: Fred Mirow

20090045802 - Polarity tester for an electronic communication port: A polarity tester is engagable with an electronic communication port to test the polarity thereof. A connector is supported on a housing and features a plurality of electrical contacts for placement into electrical connection with a respective plurality of electrical contacts in the communication port when the connector is selectively... Agent: Thomas N. Phung Jacobson And Johnson

20090045803 - System and method for premises power parameter and power-factor reporting and management: System and methods in which endpoint control devices, such as, for example, switches and wall sockets, are arranged to monitor the power used by the controlled load as well as the power-factor of the load. In one embodiment, the monitored power and power-factor of a controlled device is fed back... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20090045804 - Cognitive electric power meter: An electric power meter includes an embedded decomposition module that is configured to decompose a power meter signal into constituent loads to segregate and identify energy consumption associated with each individual energy consumption device within a plurality of energy consumption devices coupled to the power meter.... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090045806 - Digital multimeter having case panel structure: A multimeter includes a case defining an interior cavity in which components of the multimeter are located. The case has a top portion defining a plurality of first button apertures. A rotary selector knob is also provided for selecting a multimeter function. The multimeter further includes a separate front panel... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

20090045805 - Digital multimeter having housing sealing arrangement: A multimeter comprises a housing structure including a case defining an interior cavity in which components of the multimeter are located. The case has a shell of rigid polymeric material defining at least one groove containing a softer polymeric material. In addition, the housing structure further includes at least one... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

20090045807 - Position detection apparatus: A magnetic flux detection unit and a rectangular solid magnet are provided. The magnetic flux detection unit includes one or more pairs of Hall sensors, each pair having two Hall sensors arranged on a substrate. The solid magnet is arranged movably in a direction in a plane parallel to the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090045808 - System for testing concealed conduits: A system for testing concealed ducts including a pull cable and a transmitter, the transmitter including a transmission means for emitting radiation disposed at one end of the pull cable and at least one electric wire disposed inside the pull cable, wherein the electric wire or wires enables electrical connection... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090045810 - Magnetic detecting device and method for manufacturing the same: A magnetic detecting device includes a first and a second magnetoresistive element, and a first and a second fixed resistor connected in series to the first and the second magnetoresistive element, respectively. The first and the second magnetoresistive element each include a pinned magnetic layer and a free magnetic layer... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090045809 - Magnetic sensor and manufacturing method of the same: To provide a magnetic sensor that can be reduced in size and cost. Provided is a magnetic sensor which comprises: a magnetic field detection chip having a magnetic field detection element for detecting a magnetic field and an output terminal for outputting an output signal from the magnetic field detection... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090045811 - Novel method for sequence determination using nmr: The invention relates to methods for analyzing polysaccharides. In particular, compositional and sequence information about the polysaccharides are derived. Some methods use NMR in conjunction with another experimental method, such as, capillary electrophoretic techniques for the analysis.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090045812 - Method of operation for a magnetic resonance imaging suite: A method of operation for a magnetic resonance imaging suite. A power supply of magnetic resonance injector system receives electrical power from an AC power outlet, both of which are located outside of a shielded room of the magnetic resonance imaging suite. Electrical power from the power supply of the... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090045813 - Resonant pulse induction metal detector: A metal detector transmitting high current pulses and employing the high voltage back EMF signals which occur at their termination. The method employed uses a resonant tuned receive coil which provides a major improvement in the depth of detection of metallic objects and interference rejection over current time and frequency... Agent: James C. Wray

20090045814 - High temperature downhole tool: Apparatus and method for estimating a downhole parameter include a high-gain semiconductor device having a plurality of semiconductor layers forming an active region, the active region having a bandgap offset that provides device operation through at least the temperature environment of a downhole location, the high-gain semiconductor device being used... Agent: Todd A. Bynum Edmonds PC

20090045815 - Method and apparatus for managing power flow of an electric power storage device: An electrical power storage device provides power to crank an internal combustion engine. Thereafter available power from the electric power storage device to crank the engine again is continually updated. Remedial measures are invoked if the available power is less than a predetermined power threshold.... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC

20090045816 - Electrometer with in-measurement range adjustment and methods thereof for measuring electrostatic charge: An electrometer is disclosed. The electrometer has a high gain differential amplifier having a first input, a second input, and an output. The electrometer also has feedback switching circuitry. The electrometer further has a plurality of feedback elements configured to be selectively and cumulatively added in any parallel combination between... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20090045817 - Electrical testing device: The present invention is directed to an electrical testing device for use in an AC electrical power distribution circuit including a plurality of AC electric power transmitting wires coupled between an AC power distribution point and a device box. The device includes a plurality of electrical probes configured for insertion... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20090045818 - Power-over-ethernet isolation loss detector: An AC generator has a first terminal coupled through an Isolation Loss Detect (ILD) capacitor to the positive bus of a Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) system, and has a second terminal coupled through the primary of a transformer to earth ground. AC current flowing between earth ground and the positive bus causes... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090045819 - Testing device: A testing device (100) includes a main body (20) for supplying power to an electronic product including a space capable of assembling a battery therein, and a housing (10). The main body includes a fixing member (22) and a moving member (24) movable relative to the fixing member. The housing... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090045820 - Tactile sensor utilizing microcoils with spiral shape: Provided is a material for tactile sensor, which is easy to be formed, and in which the shape, size and orientation of coils dispersed in the medium are sufficiently controlled. The tactile-sensitive material comprises a medium and a plurality of micro coils dispersed in the medium and constituting a LCR... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090045821 - Capacitive sensor with alternating current power immunity: A capacitive sensor includes a sensing electro, control unit, first and second comparator wherein the sensing electro includes a first and a second conduct ports. A positive input terminal of the first comparator and a negative input terminal of the second comparator are coupled to the first conduct port. A... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy

20090045822 - Capacitive detection systems, modules and methods: Capacitive detection systems, modules, and methods. In one embodiment, time interval measurement(s) are generated that are monotonic functions of the capacitance(s) of capacitive sensor(s) in a capacitive sensing area. In one embodiment, the generated time interval measurement(s), or any other monotonic function(s) of capacitance(s) of capacitive sensor(s) in a capacitive... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090045823 - Power efficient capacitive detection: Capacitive detection systems, modules, and methods. In one embodiment, a power saving mode is implemented when deemed appropriate, based on an analysis of previous detection or non-detection of the presence and/or position of an object near a capacitive sensing area.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090045824 - Proximity sensor with an edge connection, and method for manufacturing the same: A capacitive proximity sensor is described for mounting to a body for sensing external objects. The sensor comprises a dielectric film substrate (2) having front and rear major surfaces which, in use of the sensor, face respectively outward from and towards the body; a sensor conductor (6) on the front... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090045825 - Systems and methods for an open circuit current limiter: A resistance measuring circuit includes a current generating component, a current control component, and a voltage measurement component. The magnitude of a target resistance can be measured by connecting the target resistance between first and second measurement terminals of the resistance measuring circuit, applying a current generated by the current... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090045828 - Fine pitch testing substrate structure and method of manufacturing the same: The present invention provides a newly designed testing substrate for solving the problem with respect to fine pitches, and a method of manufacturing the testing substrate. The wiring space within the fine pitch can be enlarged by means of a circuit design with through holes, blind vias and stack vias,... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090045826 - Measuring probe with optical cable: e

20090045827 - Multi-site probe: Various probe substrates for probing a semiconductor die and methods of use thereof are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of manufacturing is provided that includes forming a first matrix array of conductor pins and a second matrix array of conductor pins on a probe substrate. The second matrix array... Agent: Timothy M Honeycutt Attorney At Law

20090045829 - Wafer holder for wafer prober and wafer prober equipped with same: A wafer holder of the present invention includes a chuck top that mounts a wafer, and a support member that supports the chuck top, wherein, a restricting member is provided that covers an interface between the chuck top and the support member. By covering the gap between the chuck top... Agent: Shinjyu GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090045830 - Automated contact alignment tool: A method for determining the alignment of a plurality of contacts in an electronic testing machine is disclosed. The contacts are swept over an electronic component taking a plurality of electrical readings. These electrical readings are charted against a desired orientation to determine alignment. Alignment can be corrected as necessary... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.

20090045831 - Contact with plural beams: To precisely control behavior of a probe at a portion near a contact, and to provide a probe with small electric capacity which can be used to inspect chips having high-speed and high-capacity signals. A parallel spring probe based on a principle of a link mechanism, the link mechanism including:... Agent: Alan N. Herda Haynes And Boone, LLP

20090045832 - Circuit and data carrier with radio frequency interface: A circuit (12) comprises a first circuit point (13) and a second circuit point (14), which first circuit point (13) and second circuit point (14) are designed to be connected with RF transmission means (11) being designed for receiving in a contact-less manner a carrier signal (CS) from a read/write... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department

20090045833 - Semiconductor device: A first power-cutoff switch is disposed between a power line and an internal power line dedicated for a circuit block, and has a current supply capacity having the level at which ON-current can protect an external examination environment. A second power-cutoff switch is disposed between a power line and an... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090039863 - Isolating an inactive cable pair from a bridged active cable pair: Apparatus and methods provide for the isolation of an inactive cable pair from a bridged active cable pair. According to various embodiments, a bridge lifting block is installed in-line between control equipment and a cable connected to the bridged cable pairs. The bridge lifting block includes a first set of... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, LLC

20090039864 - Wireless corrosion sensor: A wireless corrosion detector includes a surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor tag. The SAW sensor tag has an output port. At least one electro-resistive (ER) corrosion sensor is coupled to the output port.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090039865 - Printed circuit board for sensing voltage drop: A printed circuit board (PCB) having capabilities to measure a voltage drop of current flowing therethrough. The PCB optionally include other capabilities of measuring, calculating, sensing, or other processing other information and data associated with the current flow or other operating conditions associated with the PCB, such as but not... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20090039866 - Fiber-optic current sensor with polarimetric detection scheme: The current in a conductor is measured by exploiting the Faraday effect in a sensing fiber. The light returning from the sensing fiber is split into at least two parts, at least one of which is analyzed by a first circular analyzer for generating a first signal. A second part... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090039867 - Circuit device and method of measuring clock jitter: In an embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes receiving a clock signal at a delay chain of a circuit device and determining a value of the clock signal at a selected point within the delay chain. The method also includes adjusting the selected point when the value does not... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090039868 - Current sensor: There is provided a current sensor for monitoring electrical disturbances on an electrical circuit having an electrical conductor. The current sensor comprises a magnetic flux sensor for sensing a magnetic flux generated by a current flowing in the electrical conductor and for providing a signal representative of the current; and... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20090039869 - Cascode current sensor for discrete power semiconductor devices: A cascode current sensor includes a main MOSFET and a sense MOSFET. The drain terminal of the main MOSFET is connected to a power device whose current is to be monitored, and the source and gate terminals of the main MOSFET are connected to the source and gate terminals, respectively,... Agent: Patentability Associates

20090039870 - Electrical measuring instrument having detachable current clamp: A current clamp meter having a current meter body and a detachable current clamp. The current meter body and the current clamp are configured so that the current clamp is detachable from the current meter body and the meter is operable with the current clamp either attached to the current... Agent: Karen Henckel, Esq. Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20090039871 - Procedure for location of mobile magnetic targets: A procedure for locating a mobile magnetic target (2) using magnetic measurements includes determining first and second positions (P1 and P2), and a first possible speed (V) of the target (2) along a first direction (Y), determining a third position on a trajectory (28) defined relative to the first direction... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090039872 - Rotary encoder and method for operation of a rotary encoder: A rotary encoder includes two component groups arranged in a manner allowing rotation relative to each other about an axis, the first component group having a triggering sensor and a plurality of magnetic sensors. The second component group includes a first magnet, a second magnet, and a third magnet. The... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090039873 - Inductive presence or position sensor: An inductive sensor or detector includes as its sensitive element, preferably defining a front working plane of the sensor, a coil system forming an air-core transformer arrangement with a primary coil or winding (2) and a secondary coil or winding (3). The primary coil or winding of the system is... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090039874 - Inductive position sensor: A system to measure the displacement of relatively moveable bodies along an axis comprising: a resonant electrical intermediate device further comprising an inductor, whose width varies along the displacement axis, and a capacitor in electrical series which cooperates with an antenna comprising transmit and receive windings whose mutual inductance varies... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090039875 - Position detector and positioning device: A position detector (3) capable of obtaining an output having a linearity in a wide range includes: a magnetic field generating member (11) attached to a movable member (10) movable in a predetermined movable direction (x); and magnetic field detection means (12) for detecting a magnetic field change caused by... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20090039876 - Apparatus detecting relative body movement: The invention relates to a measuring device for detecting a body moving in relation to an, in particular, tubular container. Said device comprises at least one magnet unit which generates a magnetic field, measures this magnetic field and which is assigned to the container and/or to the magnetic body. The... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.

20090039877 - Eddy current system and method for estimating material properties of parts: A method of inspecting a test part is provided. The method includes positioning an eddy current probe on a surface of the test part and scanning the test part using the eddy current probe to generate a first signal corresponding to a no lift-off condition of the test part. The... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090039878 - Transparent conductive film roll and production method thereof, touch panel using the same, and non-contact surface resistance measuring device: m

20090039880 - Electric current detector having detector element holder coupled to magnetic core casing: An electric current detector according to the present invention detects an amount of current flowing through a conductor inserted into a through-hole of the current detector. The current detector includes a magnetic core casing in which a ring-shaped magnetic core having an air gap is molded and a detector element... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090039879 - Low noise magnetic field sensor using a lateral spin transfer: The present invention relates to a magnetoresistive sensor comprising a first pinned-magnetization magnetic layer (410), called pinned layer, and a free-magnetization magnetic layer (430), called sensitive layer, of which the magnetization, in the absence of an external field, is substantially orthogonal to the magnetization of the pinned layer, said pinned... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090039881 - Compact atomic magnetometer and gyroscope based on a diverging laser beam: An atomic magnetometer that simultaneously achieves high sensitivity, simple fabrication and small size. This design is based on a diverging (or converging) beam of light that passes through an alkali atom vapor cell and that contains a distribution of beam propagation vectors. The existence of more than one propagation direction... Agent: Luis Ortiz Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC

20090039884 - Continuous wave nuclear quadrupole resonance spectrometer: Apparatus and methods for locating a nuclear quadrupole resonance are described. In an example method, a search frequency is adjusted using a blind search until a resonance absorption of an analyte is detected, and then an extremum seeking search to be used to locate an extremum frequency.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090039882 - Method and system of mr imaging with reduced fse cusp artifacts: Coil sensitivity of a receive coil to a gradient null location is measured and, from the measurements, a coil calibration value is determined and used to modify the MR data acquired with that receive coil to reduce the adverse effects of gradient nulling on MR images. Coil sensitivity values are... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (gems)

20090039883 - Singlet-state exchange nmr spectroscopy for the study of very slow dynamic proceses: A nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) method for singlet-state exchange NMR-spectroscopy comprises steps of excitation of single-quantum in-phase coherences, generation of single-quantum anti-phase coherences, excitation of zero-quantum coherences ZQx and/or longitudinal two-spin order 2IzSz (=“ZZ order”) using a π/4 pulse, reversal of the sign of the zero-quantum coherences ZZQx under the... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20090039885 - Method and apparatus for acquisition of magnetic resonance data: In a magnetic resonance method and apparatus for acquisition of measurement data from a subject, k-space to be scanned into an inner region and an outer region, and the inner region is divided into inner segments that differ in terms of their distance from a k-space center and the outer... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090039886 - Apparatus and method for tracking movement of a target: The present invention discloses an apparatus and method to track the movement of a target. One embodiment tracks the movement of the patient during medical imaging scanning using optical technology. Optical systems record the position and movement of the target and provide inputs to a processor. The processor is capable... Agent: George R. Schultz Shultz & Associates P.C.

20090039887 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: A apparatus includes a bore tube inside which an imaging space is formed to place a subject, a static field generating section which is placed outside the tube and generates a static field in the imaging space, a gradient field generating section which is placed between the tube and the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090039888 - Electromagnetic surveying for hydrocarbon reservoirs: A method of electromagnetic surveying of an area of seafloor that is thought or known to contain a subterranean hydrocarbon reservoir is described. The method includes broadcasting an EM signal from a horizontal electric dipole (HED) transmitter and obtaining vertical electric dipole (VED) response data at a remote receiver in... Agent: Don W. Bulson, Esq. Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090039889 - Removing effects of near surface geology from surface-to-borehole electromagnetic data: A method that involves developing an electromagnetic property model of a near surface area and using this electromagnetic property model and electromagnetic data acquired using one or more electromagnetic transmitters located above the near surface area and one or more electromagnetic receivers located within a wellbore to determine one or... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20090039890 - Arrangement for operating a geophysical locating device: The output signals are fed each to a level alignment circuit as well as to a low-pass filter. There is a connection to an input of a differential amplifier at the respective outputs of the low-pass circuits which is connected to the input of a limiting amplifier. The evaluation signal... Agent: Bodner & O'rourke, LLP

20090039891 - Electromagnetic surveying for hydrocarbon reservoirs: A method of electromagnetic surveying of an area of seafloor that is thought or known to contain a subterranean hydrocarbon reservoir is described. The method includes broadcasting an EM signal from a horizontal electric dipole (HED) transmitter and obtaining vertical electric dipole (VED) response data at a remote receiver in... Agent: Don W. Bulson, Esq. Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090039892 - Electronic apparatus and battery check method: The present invention provides an electronic apparatus which detects a remaining level of a battery used as a power supply, comprising a current detection unit configured to detect a current value flowing through a circuit of the electronic apparatus, a voltage detection unit configured to detect a voltage value of... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090039893 - Electrolyte measurement device and measurement procedure: A method for measuring the through-thickness resistance or conductance of a thin electrolyte is provided. The method includes positioning a first source electrode on a first side of an electrolyte to be tested, and positioning a second source electrode on a second side of the electrolyte, wherein the second side... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

20090039894 - Stage-fused transformer loop system and method of rapid diagnosis of fault cable or transformer failure within the system: A stage-fused underground transformer loop system, which includes a series of transformers connected sequentially by a series of cables, and a series of fused elbow terminators connected to the inlets and outlets of the transformers. The fused elbow terminators are arranged in an order of decreasing the fuse capacity starting... Agent: Yi Li

20090039895 - Method of detecting faulty via holes in printed circuit boards: A method of detecting faulty via holes of a printed circuit board. The printed circuit board including a number of electric trace segments. The method includes steps of: providing a testing system, the testing system comprising a processor, a storing means and a resistance measuring device, the storing means for... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090039896 - Extrusion failure monitor structures: A structure and method for monitoring extrusion failures. The structure includes: a test wire having first and second ends; first and second vias contacting first and second ends of the test wire; a first monitor structure electrically isolated from the test wire and surrounding a periphery of the test wire;... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090039897 - Systems and methods for scan chain testing using analog signals: Systems and methods for utilizing analog signals for scan chain testing of a device are disclosed. At least one embodiment includes a method for utilizing an analog signal for scan chain testing of a device comprising: passing digital input signals from a test module into a signal disassembler configured to... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090039898 - Alternator and starter tester with alternator cable check: An alternator and starter motor tester system having alternator cable check. The alternator cable connector is specific to an alternator type. The cable connector is monitored so that if it fails a certain alternator type for a predetermined number of times in a row, the cable will be locked.... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090039899 - Container filling machine: The present invention provides a container filling machine comprising a sensing device for detecting the integrity of discrete articles for personal treatment to be packaged in a container. The sensing device comprises a pair of capacitor plates positioned in a substantially opposing relationship for creating therebetween an electric field, a... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20090039900 - Surgical testing instrument and system: The present disclosure describes an instrument for measuring the dielectric properties of biological tissue. The instrument includes a top electrode assembly and a bottom electrode assembly, the top electrode assembly including a top electrode and at least one shaft adjustably positionable to move the top electrode relative to the bottom... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090039901 - Glazing comprising a capacitive rain sensor: e

20090039902 - Methods and systems for detecting a capacitance using sigma-delta measurement techniques: Methods, systems and devices are described for detecting a measurable capacitance using sigma-delta measurement techniques. According to various embodiments, a voltage is applied to the measurable capacitance using a first switch. The measurable capacitance is allowed to share charge with a passive network. If the charge on the passive network... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (syna)

20090039906 - Circuit board apparatus for wafer inspection, probe card, and wafer inspection apparatus: Disclosed herein are a circuit board device for wafer inspection having high connection reliability, and a probe card and a wafer inspection apparatus, which are equipped with this circuit board device for wafer inspection. The circuit board device for wafer inspection has a board body and a connector device provided... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090039905 - Composite conductive sheet, method for producing the same, anisotropic conductive connector, adapter, and circuit device electric inspection device: The composite conductive sheet of the invention has an insulating sheet, in which a plurality of through-holes each extending in a thickness-wise direction of the sheet are formed, and rigid conductors arranged respectively in the through-holes in the insulating sheet so as to protrude from both surfaces of the insulating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090039903 - Contact load measuring apparatus and inspecting apparatus: An inspecting apparatus is provided for inspecting electrical characteristics of an object (W) to be inspected, such as a semiconductor wafer. The inspecting apparatus is provided with a placing table (11) for supporting the object, a lift mechanism (12) for bringing up and down the placing table, and a driving... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090039908 - Microstructure inspecting apparatus and microstructure inspecting method: A microstructure inspecting apparatus for evaluating a characteristic of at least one microstructure having a movable section formed on a substrate, includes: a probe, which electrically connects with pads formed on the microstructure, for obtaining an electric signal of the microstructure; a plurality of nozzles, positioned in the vicinity of... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090039907 - Probe card for semiconductor test: A probe card for testing semiconductor devices is disclosed, which can precisely test semi-conductor chips, in which probes, probe bars, and a probe block housing of the probe card are improved, such that the durability of each part of the probe card is increased. The probe card comprises: a probe... Agent: Ipla P.A.

20090039904 - Probe card, production method thereof and repairing method of probe card: A probe card 6 is produced by forming probe pins 2, each having a thin film portion 21, three-dimensionally on a substrate 1 having a concave portion 11 formed thereon, forming bumps 3 at base end portions of the probe pins 2, moving the substrate 1 to the probe card... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090039909 - Semiconductor device having contact failure detector: A semiconductor device having a circuit for detecting a defective connection to the semiconductor device. A semiconductor device including multiple internal circuits; multiple pads respectively connected to the internal circuits; and a contact failure detector coupled between the pads and a common node and configured to detect contact failures between... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.

20090039910 - Test apparatus for semiconductor modules: A test apparatus for semiconductor modules. One embodiment provides a test system. The test system includes a handler configured to receive at least one semiconductor module. The test system is equipped with a plurality of different pin cards. The handler has at least two independent groups of test receptacles.... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090039912 - Method of acceptance for semiconductor devices: A method of accepting semiconductor chips is provided using on-chip parametric measurements. An on-chip parametric measurement structure is determined for each parameter in a set of parametric acceptance criteria. An on-chip parametric measurement macro is included in a design of each semiconductor chip for each identified on-chip parametric measurement structure.... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (ibm-bur)

20090039911 - Method to monitor substrate viability: An invention for detecting and reporting a condition is described. The components of the invention comprise an electronic package comprising a substrate with electrically conducting lines electrically connected to an integrated chip, and to a source of voltage. The integrated circuit chip is mounted onto a substrate and electrically connected... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law Dept.

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20090033312 - Electric field detector: The detector utilises the microstructure and effects integration of an electric field over the volume of a ferrite core. The detector, in one form, includes upper ferrite pole half (1), lower ferrite pole half (7), circuit board (4), insulating washer (5) and spring conductor (2). Assembled, between the ferrite halves... Agent: Deepwater Electronics

20090033313 - Method and apparatus for determining a characteristic curve for an electric variable of a wind energy plant: The present invention is related to a method for determining a characteristic curve (9) for an electric variable (Pel, Q, φ, cos φ, IP, IQ) of a wind energy plant (1). According to the present invention, it is provided that at least one characteristic value of the electric variable (Pel,... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090033314 - Micro-electromechanical system (mems) based current and magnetic field sensor: A micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) current and magnetic field sensor for sensing a magnetic field produced by a conductor includes a magneto-MEMS component for sensing the magnetic field and an interference-MEMS component for sensing an interference, wherein the magneto-MEMS component and the interference MEMS component are used to provide an indication... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090033316 - Sensor for position and gap measurement: An apparatus including a controller, a transport in communication with the controller having a movable portion and a transport path and a multi-dimensional position measurement device in communication with the controller, the multi-dimensional position measurement device including a plurality of transformers and at least one element attached to the movable... Agent: Perman & Green

20090033315 - Permanent magnet type position sensor: A position sensor includes a longitudinally extending permanent magnet member at least two longitudinally extending arc-shaped projecting elements respectively projecting from the opposite ends toward the inside space to confront each other at a distance and a pair of compatible main magnetic sensors disposed in the inside space along the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090033317 - Position detector: In a position detecting apparatus, a magnetic scale part has a magnetic pattern formed by magnetization along a longitudinal direction. An increased magnetization part is arranged at an end portion of the magnetic scale part in the longitudinal direction. The increased magnetization part is magnetized with an increased intensity of... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20090033318 - Magnetic sensing device with an elastic balance member: A magnetic sensing device with an elastic balance member comprises a magnetic ruler, a sensing head and an elastic balance member. The sensing head is parallelly moveable relative to the magnetic ruler, the elastic balance member is movably assembled on the sensing head by assembly portions, such that the elastic... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20090033319 - System and method of perpendicularly magnetizing position information in a magnetically hard layer of a moving component: A position-sensing system magnetically senses the position of a piston rod moving with respect to a cylinder. A magnetically hard layer on the piston rod provides a recording medium. Information is perpendicularly magnetized in regions of the magnetically hard layer. These regions provide an encoding scheme for determining the position... Agent: Guerin & Rodriguez, LLP

20090033320 - Angle detector: In an angle detector according to the present invention, a magnetic rotor is rotated while being face-to-face between a pair of magnetic stator strips of each of magnetic stator portions provided separately to an annular stator frame, so high-accuracy detection is carried out irrespective of decentering of a rotary shaft.... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090033321 - Rotational angle detection device: A rotational angle detection device enables rotational angle detection for rotational angles ranging from 0° to 360° with an extremely simple configuration. The rotational angle detection device includes: a rotating magnet 12, which is mounted on one end of a rotating shaft 11; a four-pole auxiliary magnet 14, which is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090033322 - State measuring apparatus for rotary machine: There are provided first and second characteristic change portions 9 and 10 having characteristic boundary inclination directions different from each other in an inner half portion and an outer half portion of the encoder 4. Detections portions of one pair of sensors 6a1 (6b1, 6c1) and 6a2 (6b2, 6c2) are... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090033323 - Method and apparatus for nondestructive inspection of interwoven wire fabrics: A method and apparatus for nondestructive inspection of interwoven wire fabric components. The apparatus comprises a probe, a power source, and a display system. The probe is capable of creating a magnetic field for a plurality of wires in an interwoven wire fabric component such that disturbances of the magnetic... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090033324 - Magnetic field detecting apparatus: The magnetic field detecting apparatus is provided with: a magnetic field detecting unit for outputting one of two signals having different potential levels from each other in response to a perpheral magnetic field; an energizing control unit for producing a periodic energizing control signal indicative of timing at which the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090033325 - Nuclear magnetic resonance measuring method for solid samples: In the IR (Inversion Recovery) method, to observe a phenomenon in which a nuclear spin returns to a steady state, a 90-degree pulse is irradiated after a lapse of time τ after finishing applying a 180-degree pulse. An FID signal starts being processed after a lapse of reception delay time... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090033326 - Simultaneously cycled nmr spectroscopy: The present invention relates to a method for simultaneously conducting multiple steps of a cycle of a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiment without the use of pulsed magnetic field gradients during signal detection in which one or more spatially selective radiofrequency pulses are applied to a sample under conditions effective... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20090033327 - Magnetic resonance imaging of a continuously moving object: A continuous moving table magnetic resonance imaging method is proposed where a ‘lateral’ read out is performed that is transverse to the direction of motion. This magnetic resonance imaging method for imaging a moving object includes spatially selective RF excitations are applied for respective phase-encodings. The sub-volume is excited by... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090033328 - Method and device for optimization of imaging parameters: In a method and computerized device for determination of imaging parameters for the acquisition of a magnetic resonance image of an examination subject, initial imaging parameters are established, a calculation is made, based on the initial imaging parameters, of signal intensities for tissue types that occur at least in a... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090033329 - Self-calibrating nuclear magnetic resonance gyro: The method and apparatus in one embodiment may have: a gyro housing containing a bias field; a bias field that generates a stable axial magnetic field; Xenon or other gas contained within at least a portion of the axial magnetic field, Xenon or other gas nuclear spins precessing at a... Agent: Patti, Hewitt & Arezina LLC

20090033330 - Superconductor with enhanced high magnetic field properties, manufacturing method thereof, and mri apparatus comprising the same: A superconductor exemplarily described herein includes a superconducting material containing magnetic impurities and non-magnetic disorders formed in the superconducting material. The superconductor described herein is suitable for use in magnet applications and power transmission.... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.

20090033331 - Optical fiber landing indicator with distributed temperature sensor calibration: An optic fiber cable landing indicator includes a housing; a landing head receptive to an optic fiber cable plug and translatable within the housing; and an electronics module at the housing and responsive to movement of the landing head to initiate a signal readable at a remote location confirming landing... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090033332 - Telemetry subsystem to communicate with plural downhole modules: A system for use in a wellbore includes plural modules for positioning in the wellbore and including respective interfaces, where the plural modules are configured to perform predefined downhole tasks in the wellbore. The plural modules are associated with respective local power sources. A telemetry subsystem enables communication between at... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions

20090033333 - Apparatus and method for measuring parameters associated with electrochemical processes: This invention is directed to devices, apparatus, systems and methods for non-invasive sensing of activities occurring within an entity such as an organism. The method comprises sensing at least one characteristic of a current source from under the surface of the entity over a period of time; conveying at least... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090033334 - Contact configuration for undertaking tests on circuit board: An electronic structure (for example a reliability board or a cycling control module) has a body including a body portion insertable into a connector. A plurality of contact structures are provided on a side of the body portion, each contact structure comprising a first contact and a second contact spaced... Agent: Paul J. Winters

20090033335 - Method of digital extraction for accurate failure diagnosis: A method for testing VLSI circuits comprises a two-pass diagnostic method for testing a circuit wherein a first pass comprises a conventional test flow wherein an ATPG tool generates a set of test patterns and identifies possible faulty nets within the circuit. A second pass focuses on a designated critical... Agent: Michael A. O'neil Michael A. O'neil, P.C.

20090033336 - Wireless remote detector systems and methods: A device for associating a circuit breaker with a circuit may have one or more sensors for remotely sensing that a circuit is active. When a sensor senses that a circuit is active, a transmitter may transmit a signal to a receiver that alerts a user. In this manner, the... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090033338 - Systems and methods for facilitating use of a universal test connection for a plurality of different devices: A module is used for interfacing between a particular device to be tested (DUT) and a test station having a universal set of connections. The module is adapted for bridging both the physical and electrical differences between connection points available on the DUT and the universal test connections. The module... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090033337 - Temporary chip attach test carrier utilizing an interposer: A testing substrate comprises internal circuitry connected to external contacts by wiring and meltable conductors are connected to the external contacts of the testing substrate. An interposer having substrate contacts on a first side is connected to the meltable conductors. The interposer is maintained apart from the testing substrate by... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC

20090033339 - Vector impedance measurement system and method of using same: A vector impedance measurement system (100) includes a first radio frequency (RF) source (101) for providing energy to a test circuit. A measurement device (111) is used for providing a first network measurement based upon the voltage and current at the terminals of the test circuit. A second RF source... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20090033340 - System and method for high resolution sensing of capacitance or other reactive impedance change in a large dynamic range: Systems and methods are provided for sensing or measuring capacitive or inductive reactance or changes in reactance in which the sensed reactance is coupled with a known resistance in a sensor circuit and a start signal is provided to the sensor circuit, and a programmable delay line is used to... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090033341 - Capacitive tactile tile sensor: A capacitive tile tactile sensor is described and includes several groups of individual sensors each controlled by a dedicated IC. Individual sensors are formed by sensing electrodes on one side of the sensor and a single ground electrode on the other side, the ground electrode is separated from the sensing... Agent: Boris Leschinsky

20090033342 - Sensor device: The invention relates to a sensor device for producing signals that provide information as to whether an object, especially the limbs of a person, are present in an area of observation. The aim of the invention is to provide a sensor device which allows generation of measuring signals that have... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20090033343 - Capacitive sensing apparatus that uses a combined guard and sensing electrode: A capacitive sensing apparatus includes capacitive sensor electrodes, and a combined guard and sensing electrode that is disposed proximate to the capacitive sensor electrodes. The combined guard and sensing electrode has at least a first operating mode and a second operating mode. In the first operating mode, the combined guard... Agent: Synaptics C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20090033344 - Resistance measurement method and component inspection process: In a first step, two conductive plates such as two zinc galvanized (electroplated) steel plates with films formed on surfaces thereof, are prepared; a flexible conductive material is held between these two zinc galvanized (electroplated) steel plates. A spacer is also held between the two zinc galvanized (electroplated) steel plates... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090033345 - System and method for characterizing a load at the end of a cable: Apparatus within power sourcing equipment and a method for determining whether a load within a powered device coupled to the power sourcing equipment via a cable is within an acceptable resistance range. If the load is within the acceptable resistance range, a voltage source is coupled to the load. In... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090033348 - Electrical signal connector: A probe card which can be used for testing narrow-pitched chips or multi-chips, and causes no faulty connections between probes and pads or between probes and a circuit board even in a high temperature environment such as in a burn-in test is provided. For this purpose, probe units in which... Agent: Alan N. Herda Haynes And Boone, LLP

20090033346 - Group probing over active area pads arrangement: A group probing over active area (POAA) pads arrangement includes a chip having a set of bonding pads, at least a first set of probing pads and a second set of probing pads. Each of the first set of probing pads and the second set of probing pads are electrically... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090033347 - Measuring board for electronic device test apparatus: A performance board able to secure low loss, low reflection, stable transmission characteristics even when using a high frequency signal to test an electronic device and able to suppress signal leakage to the outside and entry of noise, provided with a base board having a signal pattern electrically connected with... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090033349 - Probe assembly: An inexpensive probe assembly is provided which is applicable to narrow pad arrangements of LSI circuit designs, while closely-arranged wiring patterns near probe terminals is distributed effectively on an inspection substrate. A probe assembly is provided which is fabricated by etching metallic foil adhering to a resin film to form... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090033350 - Element substrate, inspecting method, and manufacturing method of semiconductor device: A substrate including a semiconductor layer, where characteristics of an element can be evaluated with high reliability, and an evaluating method thereof are provided. A substrate including a semiconductor layer of the invention has a closed-loop circuit in which an antenna coil and a semiconductor element are connected in series,... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20090033352 - Handler and process for testing a semiconductor chips using the handler: A test handler includes a loading unit including a loading picker and a loading ascending/descending unit, an unloading unit including an unloading picker and an unloading ascending/descending unit, and a chamber system. A passage site connects the loading unit and the chamber system, and also connects the chamber system and... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090033354 - Multi-purpose poly edge test structure: Multi-purpose poly edge test structure. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides a test structure. The test structure includes a doped silicon substrate, the doped silicon substrate being grounded, the doped silicon substrate including a first gate structure and a second gate structure, the first and second gate structures... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090033353 - Systems and methods for electrical characterization of inter-layer alignment: Systems and methods for electrical characterization of inter-layer alignment. In one embodiment, a wafer including a plurality of test structures are accessed. The plurality of test structures include chains of conductive segments on multiple layers, coupled by vias. The plurality of test structures are designed with varying amounts of intentional... Agent: Murabito, Hao & Barnes, LLP

20090033351 - Test structure for electromigration analysis and related method: A test structure for electromigration and related method are disclosed. The test structure may include an array of a plurality of multilink test sets, each multilink test set including a plurality of metal lines positioned within a dielectric material and connected in a serial configuration; each multilink test set being... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090033355 - Method and apparatus to measure threshold shifting of a mosfet device and voltage difference between nodes: An on-chip circuit to quantitatively measure threshold voltage shifts of a MOSFET. The circuit includes a programmable Vt reference sensor; a programmable Vt monitoring sensor; and a comparator for receiving inputs from the reference and monitoring sensors providing an output flag signal. The shifting of the MOSFET device voltage threshold... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g

20090033356 - System and method for analyzing end to end testing: A system and method are provided for using a class H amplifier in a tester for testing protective relaying equipment, particularly useful in conducting end to end testing. The class H amplifier is configured to provide separation between the amplifier and the power supply of the tester using a DSP... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

20090033357 - Winding fault detection system: A control system is disclosed. The control system has an electric machine coupled to provide power to or receive power from a DC bus and a controller in communication with the electric machine and the DC bus. The controller is configured to receive a voltage from the DC bus, compare... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.

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