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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/26/2009 > 41 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090289616 - Dead-line phase identification system and method thereof: A system and method for dead-line conductor phase identification is provided. The system includes a receiver unit having a set of current sensors, such as current transformers. The receiver unit current sensors are coupled to conductors having a known phase in a multiphase power line. The current sensors are positioned... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090289617 - Optical voltage sensor: A voltage sensor includes two optical sensing fibers and a control unit. The sensing fibers carry a first mode of light and a second mode of light, which are orthogonally polarized, with a birefringence between the two modes depending on the electric voltage to be measured. The control unit is... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090289618 - Zero-phase current detecting apparatus: In a zero-phase current detecting apparatus, a feedback loop is made up of a pulse generating unit, a current detecting unit, a peak detecting unit, an adding unit, and a current regulating unit. The adding unit outputs a difference between a target value and a peak value detected by the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090289619 - Apparatus and method for measurement of the muzzle velocity of a projectile or the like: An apparatus and method for measuring muzzle velocity (V0) of a projectile, which apparatus includes a smooth weapon barrel or firing barrel as a waveguide, a signal generator which is electrically connected via a signal supply line to at least one transmission coupler in order to energize the weapon barrel... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20090289620 - Clearance determination device: A device is provided for measuring the clearance between a member and a surface over and relative to which the member moves. The device has a first reference element, and a second reference element which faces the first reference element, and is movable to alter the distance to the first... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090289621 - Probe and coil fixed thereto for establishing the spatial location of a probe body and a method of fixedly position a magnetic generating means to a probe body and a system for obtaining geometrical data related to a cavity: d
20090289622 - Angle detector: It is an object of the present invention to obtain an ultrathin angle detector by disposing an annular rotor board face to face with stator windings of a plurality of stators provided on an annular stator board. An angle detector according to the present invention is constructed by providing magnetic... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090289623 - Rotary angle detecting device: A rotary angle detecting device is provided which includes: a main driving gear configured to rotate while being directly or indirectly connected to a detection target rotating about a predetermined axis; a driven gear configured to rotate while meshing with the main driving gear; a magnet provided at the center... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090289624 - Method for determining and evaluating eddy-current displays, in particular cracks, in a test object made from an electrically conductive material: A method for determining and evaluating eddy-current displays, in particular cracks, in a test object made from an electrically conductive material is provided. The method uses the following steps, applying an alternating electromagnetic field of a predetermined constant or variable frequency to the test object, detecting the eddy currents induced... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090289625 - Sensor system: A sensor system includes an electrically conductive surface and an air coil in proximity to the electrically conductive surface. The air coil includes a first coil and a second coil. The first coil forms a wire winding pattern having a cross section perpendicular with the cross section of a wire... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090289626 - Tunnel junction resistor for high resistance devices and systems using the same: A device in one embodiment includes a plurality of tunnel junction resistors coupled in series; a first lead coupled to one end of the plurality of tunnel junction resistors coupled in series; and a second lead coupled to another end of the plurality of tunnel junction resistors coupled in series.... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC- Ibm
20090289628 - Determination of oil viscosity and continuous gas oil ratio from nuclear magnetic resonance logs: A method for determining oil viscosity and continuous gas-oil-ratio (GOR) from nuclear magnetic resonance logs (NMR). The method includes obtaining a set of NMR data of a portion of the subterranean formation from inside the wellbore without acquiring formation fluid sample; isolating a quantitative reservoir fluid information associated with oil... Agent: Schlumberger Information Solutions
20090289627 - Method of determining a formation parameter: A method of measuring a parameter characteristic of a rock formation is provided, the method including the steps of deploying in a section of a well penetrating the rock formation a toolstring combining a tool for generating and measuring responses to a sensing field at different radial depth shells in... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20090289629 - Method and apparatus for implementing eit magnetometry: A magnetometer is provided comprising an atomic vapor in an enclosure, a source of light for preparing the vapor into a state exhibiting electromagnetically induced transparency, a first laser beam passing through the atomic vapor, a phase detector for detecting changes in phase of the first laser beam, and a... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20090289630 - Inductive decoupling of a rf coil array: An apparatus for imaging includes: a radio frequency (RF) coil array having a first RF coil and at least one additional RF coil, where the RF coil array is adapted to generate an image signal; a preamplifier having an input impedance, where the preamplifier is adapted to receive the image... Agent: Venable LLP
20090289632 - Apparatus for application of a magnetic field to a sample: Disclosed is an apparatus for application of a magnetic field to a sample, in particular an elongated sample. At least in places, the apparatus has magnetic bodies which are arranged such that they can rotate with respect to one another and have, and leave open, a common access opening for... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20090289631 - Magnetic resonance imaging with multiple contrast: A magnetic resonance imaging system comprises an RF-excitation module to generate one of several RF-excitations and a gradient module to generate one of several magnetic gradient pulses, a control unit controls the RF-excitation module and the gradient module and performs an acquisition sequence containing a succession of RF-excitations and gradient... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090289633 - positioning apparatus for a magnetic resonance imaging system: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging System consisting of a magnet (10) with a U-shaped frame (15), whose pole faces define an open magnetic imaging area [R] for a patient, and a magnetic field generator (17) that is controlled to generate magnetic fields inside the magnetic imaging area; a transport system (30)... Agent: Venable LLP
20090289634 - Distinguishing false signals in cable locating: Discriminating between a cable locating signal and a false cable locating signal is described. A reference signal, which contains a locating signal frequency impressed on it, is transmitted in a way which provides for detection of a phase shift between the locating signal and the false locating signal. Based on... Agent: Pritzkau Patent Group, LLC
20090289635 - Battery tester: A battery tester determines a remaining level of charge of a battery mounted within a separate electronic device having an audio jack. The battery tester includes a plug and a circuit having a high impedance input amplifier. At least one electrical contact of the plug is electrically coupled to an... Agent: Howson & Howson LLP
20090289636 - Electrical overstress and transient latch-up pulse generation system, circuit, and method: A circuit arrangement, system, and method to test a device with a plurality of pins for electric overstress and transient induced latch-up characteristics. The circuit arrangement includes an inverting operational amplifier with a unity gain to receive a triggering signal and supply an inverted signal to a power amplifier. The... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20090289637 - System and method for determining the impedance of a medium voltage power line: A system and method of using a computer system to provide utility information related to a plurality of underground power line cable segments connected on opposite ends to different distribution transformers is provided. In one embodiment the method comprises monitoring the impedance of each of the plurality of underground power... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC
20090289638 - Microwave readout for flux-biased qubits: A method for determining whether a quantum system comprising a superconducting qubit is occupying a first basis state or a second basis state once a measurement is performed is provided. The method, comprising: applying a signal having a frequency through a transmission line coupled to the superconducting qubit characterized by... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20090289640 - Insulation measurement apparatus: An insulation measurement apparatus includes a path including a first resistor, a capacitor in a state electrically floated from a ground potential, and a second resistor coupled in series sequentially from a positive electrode side of a power supply to a negative electrode side of the power supply, a first... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090289639 - Insulation measurement method and insulation measurement apparatus: An insulation measurement method in an insulation measurement apparatus of a flying capacitor type, includes a first power supply charge voltage measurement process of applying a voltage of a power supply to a flying capacitor for a first charge time period a first grounding resistor measuring voltage measurement process of... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090289641 - Area-variable type capacitive displacement sensor having mechanical guide: An area-variable type capacitive displacement sensor includes: a stationary element; a movable element; an elastic member for providing a force biasing one of the stationary element and the movable member towards a remaining one thereof in a direction perpendicular to a driving direction so that the stationary element and the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090289642 - Non-destructive method for detecting zones with non conductive materials in a composite part: Non-destructive method for detecting zones with non-conductive materials, such as materials that include glass fibres, in a part made of a conductive composite, such as a composite whose reinforcing fibres are carbon fibres, provided with an organic coating, that comprises the following stages: a) providing a device for applying an... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090289643 - Coordinate detecting device and method: A coordinate detecting device includes a resistive film disposed on a quadrangular substrate; a power source for applying a voltage to the resistive film; four electrodes connected to the power source and disposed in four corners of the resistive film; four switches each disposed between the power source and a... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c
20090289644 - Apparatus and method for testing keyboard of mobile phone: An apparatus for testing a keyboard of a mobile phone, includes a testing controller, a key triggering device, an analog to digital (A/D) converter, and a switch assembly connected to the key triggering module. The switch assembly includes a plurality of switches. The key triggering device includes a key triggering... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090289648 - Coaxial four-point probe for low resistance measurements: Various exemplary embodiments provide probes, systems and methods for measuring an effective electrical resistance/resistivity with high sensitivity. In one embodiment, the measuring system can include an upper probe set and a similar lower probe set having a sample device sandwiched there-between. The device-under-test (DUT) samples can be sandwiched between two... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090289647 - Interconnect system: A test contact may include a first portion having an open-ended rounded shape. The first portion may define an opening therethrough. The test contact may include a second portion having a curved structure. The first portion and the second portion may be formed integrally, and the second portion may be... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090289645 - Methods and apparatus for multi-modal wafer testing: Access to integrated circuits of a wafer for concurrently performing two or more types of testing, is provided by bringing a wafer and an edge-extended wafer translator into an attached state. The edge-extended wafer translator having wafer-side contact terminals and inquiry-side contact terminals disposed thereon, a first set of wafer-side... Agent: Raymond J. Werner
20090289646 - Test probe: A test probe pin is disclosed. The test probe has a plurality of probes, each of which has a probe tip surface coated with a nano-film of conducting polymer, and the thickness of the nano-film is about 1-20 nm. The probes coated with the nano-film are installed on a test... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20090289649 - Tester with low signal attenuation: A tester with low signal attenuation and suitable for measuring an electrical characteristic of a subject to be tested includes a circuit board and a first probe. The circuit board has a first surface and a second surface respectively having a first signal transmission line and a second signal transmission... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090289650 - Probe card and method for selecting the same: A probe card includes a probe unit having multiple through holes arranged therein, multiple probe needles respectively press-fitted to the multiple through holes, a printed board having convex portions which presses down the probe needles located in predetermined positions, and a unit holder which supports the probe unit and the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090289651 - Probe card layout: Multi-touchdown, parallel test probe cards having probe elements arranged to provide greater efficiency during testing of a substrate having a plurality of die thereon. Probe elements may be arranged in a number of configurations that allow for efficient usage of the probe elements.... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (micron Technology, Inc.)
20090289652 - Pogo probe, probe socket, and probe card: A pogo-type probe to be installed in a probe socket and a probe card for testing chip scale package of a semiconductor device is characterized in that the pogo probe has a hollow main body for receiving at least one resilient element internally and the main body comprises two end... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20090289653 - Inspection apparatus and method for semiconductor ic: The connection between a PTC element 22a corresponding to each semiconductor IC 11a and a power-supply line 25a is performed via a relay, a high voltage is supplied to the power-supply line 25a by sequentially turning on the relays, and a high voltage is supplied to each PTC element 22a... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20090289654 - System and method for reducing temperature variation during burn in: Systems and methods for reducing temperature variation during burn-in testing. In one embodiment, power consumed by an integrated circuit under test is measured. An ambient temperature associated with the integrated circuit is measured. A desired junction temperature of the integrated circuit is achieved by adjusting a body bias voltage of... Agent: Transmeta C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20090289655 - Process condition evaluation method for liquid crystal display module: A process condition evaluation method for a liquid crystal display module (LCM) includes: a first step of obtaining a threshold power measuring pattern, an analysis sample for a cell bonding status in an LCD fabrication process, and obtaining a lower substrate sample by separating an upper substrate from the threshold... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20090289656 - Dry-type high-voltage load system apparatus and method of preventing chain breaking and arc discharge for use therewith: A dry-type high-voltage load system apparatus has a space-saving structure, which is resistant to chain breaking, arc discharge and vibration, and a method of preventing the chain breaking and the arc discharge for use with the system apparatus. The system apparatus includes a dry-type high-voltage load system circuit including a... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP11/19/2009 > 41 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090284246 - Low dropout regulator testing system and device: A device for testing low dropout (LDO) regulator is disclosed. In one embodiment, a device for testing LDO regulators includes an absolute value measurement module for measuring absolute output voltages of the LDO regulators including a resistor scaling array for generating candidate voltages based on a first output voltage of... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090284247 - Digital signal delay measuring circuit and digital signal delay measuring method: The holding-command input timing is identical between the at least two signal holding means, the timing when the state of the delay time measuring signal input to each of the signal holding means is changed is different depending on the delay means, and the delay time is obtained based on... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090284248 - Method and apparatus for high current measurement: In order to extend the measurement range of a current sensor, a current divider is formed by a first conductor formed in a current sensor that is mounted on a printed circuit board and a second conductor on the printed circuit board that electrically shorts at least one input terminal... Agent: Zagorin O'brien Graham LLP
20090284249 - Sensor, method and system of monitoring transmission lines: An apparatus, method, and system for measuring the magnetic field produced by phase conductors in multi-phase power lines. The magnetic field measurements are used to determine the current load on the conductors. The magnetic fields are sensed by coils placed sufficiently proximate the lines to measure the voltage induced in... Agent: Summa, Additon & Ashe, P.A.
20090284250 - Self calibrating current sensor: A self-calibrating current sensor for sensing the state of the current passing through a load line enclosed within a housing comprises a sensor disposed adjacent the load line for sensing a current passing through the load line, the sensor having an output at which a signal indicative of the level... Agent: Ice Miller LLP
20090284251 - Modular meter configuration and methodology: A modular electricity meter configuration and corresponding methodology permits use of certain common components in combination with either a variety of mechanical displays or electronic displays. In electricity meter arrangements making use of printed circuit board or solid state technology, at least two separate electronics boards may be provided. One... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20090284252 - Device for measuring the absolute position of at least two members that are movable or rotatable relative to each other: The objective is to provide a measuring device, which makes it possible to determine the absolute position (s) of a movable member comprising a permanent magnetic encoder (2) with a number of magnetic segments (4), the polarity of which alternates in the direction of measurement (r). To this end, a... Agent: Continental Teves, Inc.
20090284253 - Sensor device for an electric machine: The aim of the invention is to create an inexpensive sensor system for a movable electric machine in order to determine positions, the sensor signal featuring zero crossings. Said aim is achieved by a sensor device (1) comprising a U-shaped yoke (3) and a sensor (10) which is disposed in/on... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen
20090284254 - Magnetic sensor: A magnetic sensor capable of detecting a magnetic field with high sensitivity is provided. The magnetic sensor includes a bridge circuit having a plurality of magneto resistive effect elements connected with each other, and is capable of detecting a differential voltage between predetermined connecting points. The magneto resistive effect elements... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090284255 - Magnetic interference detection system and method: A system and method for tracking an object through a three dimensional space is provided that uses the generation and detection of various magnetic fields to provide three-dimensional location data. The integrity of the generated magnetic fields are monitored against a baseline in order to detect compromise by the unintentional... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc
20090284256 - Sensor: The invention relates to a magnetoresistive sensor with a triangle made of magnetic sensitive material with three corners with two wiring connections, wherein the three sides of the triangle have different or at least substantially equal length.... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20090284257 - Motion corrected tensor magnetic resonance imaging: In tensor MRI, a set of k-space MRI data points is acquired that includes one or more k-space subsets of MRI data points. An object orientation (or spatial transformation) corresponding to each of the k-space subsets is determined. Because the object orientation (or spatial transformation) can differ from subset to... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm
20090284258 - Airborne geophysical survey using airship: A method and system for geophysical surveying. A non-rigid airship having a self-supporting gas envelope and propulsion units coupled to the gas envelope, the propulsion units being configured to control the steering and altitude of the airship without the aid of a rudder or elevators, is provided with geophysical survey... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property
20090284259 - Method and apparatus for downhole spectroscopy: Apparatus and method for estimating a property of a downhole fluid including a carrier that is conveyed in a borehole, and a semiconductor electromagnetic energy source carried by the carrier, the semiconductor electromagnetic energy source having an active region that includes one or more nitride-based barrier layers that are modulation-doped... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Atlas
20090284260 - Systems, methods and apparatuses for monitoring and recovery of petroleum from earth formations: An apparatus for monitoring a location of a borehole for production of petroleum from an earth formation is provided. The apparatus includes: a detection source disposable within a detection source conduit, the detection source including an elongated electrically conductive member extendable along at least a portion of the detection source... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090284261 - Lamp with metering device: A lamp includes a generator that generates electricity. A battery stores the generated electricity. A light source produces light from the stored electricity. A metering device tallies an operating parameter indicative of the amount of electrical energy consumed by the lamp.... Agent: Jones Day
20090284262 - Automated liquid crystal analysis instrument: Provided is a method for measuring one or more properties of liquid crystals in an automated manner. Also provided is a liquid crystal analysis instrument (LCAS) that automatically measures one or more properties of liquid crystals.... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C
20090284263 - Full function test for in situ test of sensors and amplifiers: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for in situ test of transducers comprising sensing elements and associated conditioning preamplifiers. The invention makes it possible to evaluate the characteristics of the complete transducer by means of higher integration of the transducer circuitry. Tests can be performed from a... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC
20090284264 - Locating a low-resistance fault in an electrical cable: An inductance-based cable length-to-fault measurement device and method are described. The cable under test having a per-unit-length inductance is coupled to an inductance-sensitive oscillator, and the frequency of oscillations is evaluated using the following serially coupled modules: a comparator for digitizing the oscillator output, a pre-scaler for oscillation frequency down-conversion,... Agent: Pequignot + Myers LLC
20090284265 - Arc detecting device and aircraft equipped therewith: An arc detecting device includes: a detector for acquiring time series data concerning a characteristic quantity, such as a voltage or a current in a circuit, targeted for detecting an arc; a basic data generator for generating basic data made of a plurality of frequency components, through frequency analysis from... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090284267 - Integrated circuit having electrically isolatable test circuitry: Special test circuitry in an IC for wafer level testing selectively connects the specialized test circuitry to the functional circuitry during wafer test. Following wafer test the special test circuitry is electrically isolated from the functional circuitry and power supplies such that it does not load functional circuit signals nor... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090284266 - Test method and device for land grid array components: A test method for Land Grid Array components includes the steps of: providing a test board with a plurality of test points; providing a secondary test board which has a plurality of conductors extending therethrough from a top surface to a bottom surface and forms a drop thereon, placing the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090284268 - Slot interposer probe: The slot interposer probe consists of a board with a male edge connector and a female edge connector connected to its opposed edges and circuitry electrically connecting the male edge connector to the female edge connector. The female edge connector may be a straddle-mount connector. The board may have an... Agent: Thomas F. Lenihan Tektronix, Inc.
20090284269 - Apparatus for ascertaining and/or monitoring a process variable: The invention relates to an apparatus for ascertaining and/or monitoring a process variable. The apparatus includes a sensor element (1), and at least one electronics unit (2), which, for measuring the process variable, supplies the sensor element (1) with an electrical exciter signal (ES1, ES2), receives an electrical measurement signal... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090284270 - Method of determining contact position in electronic apparatus: There is provided a method of determining a contact position in an electronic apparatus including a plurality of capacitance sensing circuits that measures changes in capacitance and outputs capacitance measuring signals and a plurality of light sensing circuits that measures light intensities of incident light and outputs light measuring signals.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090284271 - Instrument for measuring concentration of particulates in fluid, measuring method, and measuring program: There are disclosed an instrument for measuring the concentration of particulates in a fluid, which is capable of determining the concentration of the particulates in the fluid with high accuracy. The instrument for measuring the concentration of the particulates in the fluid includes particulate collecting means, temperature measuring means, flow... Agent: Burr & Brown
20090284275 - Conductive film structure, fabrication method thereof, and conductive film type probe device for ic: A method for forming a conductive film structure is provided, which includes providing a flexible insulating substrate, forming a conductive film overlying the flexible insulating substrate, patterning the conductive film to form a plurality of micro-wires overlying the flexible insulating substrate, wherein the micro-wires are extended substantially parallel to each... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20090284274 - Full-wafer test and burn-in mechanism: Assemblies include a substrate, such as a printed circuit board, with a first array of contact pads disposed thereon; a guide ring structure disposed on the substrate and at least partially surrounding the first array of contact pads; a translator socket disposed on the first array of contact pads, the... Agent: Raymond J. Werner
20090284273 - Method for assembling electrical connecting apparatus: A method for assembling an electrical connecting apparatus having a support member, a probe board, and spacers arranged between the support member and the probe board. A height of at least either each abutting part of the support member or each abutting part of the probe board facing the abutting... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20090284276 - Probe card: A probe card is disclosed that includes a board having a first surface and a second surface facing away from each other and a through hole formed between the first and second surfaces; and a probe needle having a penetration part and a support part. The penetration part is placed... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c
20090284272 - Probe device and method of regulating contact pressure between object to be inspected and probe: Contact pressure between a wafer and a probe is maintained at an appropriate level. A probe card 2 has a contactor 11 for supporting a probe 10, a printed wiring board 13 electrically connected to the contactor 11, and a reinforcement member 14. On the upper surface side of the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090284277 - Probe apparatus and method for correcting contact position: A probe apparatus includes a movable mounting table for supporting an object to be tested; a probe card disposed above the mounting table and having a plurality of probes to come into contact with electrodes of the object; a support body for supporting the probe card; and a control unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090284278 - Display device and electronic apparatus having the display device: To provide a display device having a test circuit with high accuracy for testing in the step after a counter substrate is attached and before shipping, and to provide a display device having a correction circuit inside the display device, for the case where a defect occurs. A pixel circuit... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.11/12/2009 > 41 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090278524 - Method and apparatus for multiple electrical circuit mapping: A module is provided for identifying outlets on a common power circuit. The module comprises a connector adapted to electrically couple with an outlet, a signal generator electrically connected to the connector and adapted to send a signal through the connector into a power circuit in response to a predetermined... Agent: Steven E. Bach Attorney At Law
20090278525 - Electronic monitoring of the on-board power supply system of a motor vehicle with respect to voltage peaks or voltage drops: A process is provided for the electronic monitoring of the on-board power supply system, or parts of the on-board power supply system, of a motor vehicle with respect to voltage peaks or voltage drops. The value of the electric voltage is continuously recorded, and a comparator circuit continuously compares a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090278526 - Current detecting device: A current detecting device is provided having a plurality of Hall elements, a board on which the Hall elements are surface-mounted, and a core which surrounds a pass-through section through which a bus bar, through which a current to be detected flows, is passed and which has, at a part... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090278527 - Precision ac current measurement shunts: A more precise and cost effective means than previously commercially available for measuring alternating currents up to 100 amperes in the frequency range from direct current to 100 kilohertz can be measured with precision approaching 0.001% employs a shield around a resistive network. The shield is electrically isolated from the... Agent: Perley-robertson, Hill & Mcdougall LLP
20090278528 - Sensor for determining the electrical conductivity of liquid media, and method for the production thereof: Sensor for determining the electrical conductivity of liquid media comprising a multilayer layered structure (1), with a carrier substrate with two wound (3b, 4b) magnetizable cores (3a, 4a) and a dielectric coating. The invention also comprises a method in which a greenbody for a magnetizable core with metallic windings is... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090278529 - Dual pole magnet structure having two magnets 90 degrees out of phase for position sensing in an actuator: An increment sensor assembly includes a magnet structure having at least two dual pole magnets that are magnetized 90 degrees out of phase. The magnet structure is mounted to an output shaft rotatable about an axis of rotation. At least one Hall effect sensor is associated with each magnet to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090278531 - Integrated circuit for controlling an electric motor: An integrated circuit for controlling an electric motor, which has a primary component with a coil and a permanently magnetic secondary component cooperatively connected via an air gap to the primary component, has a semiconductor substrate in which are integrated a microcontroller and/or a pre-amplifier for controlling the coil of... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090278530 - Sensor system: Disclosed is a sensor array for evaluating the signals of a magnetically sensitive sensor, in which the changes in the magnetic field caused by a moved transmitting element (10) are evaluated by forming the difference. The transmitting element (10) is fitted with a plurality of magnetic poles (14, 16). A... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20090278532 - Angular position sensing device: An angular position sensing device suitable for use in a mobility vehicle, particularly as a speed control input device. First and second magnetic sensors are rotationally offset with respect to each other within a plane and orientated and connected such that their outputs are complementary and related to magnetic field... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090278533 - Thin film 3 axis fluxgate and the implementation method thereof: There is provided a thin film tri-gate fluxgate for detecting a component of a magnetic field in directions of three axes, the thin film tri-gate fluxgate comprising: two first thin film fluxgates of a bar-type disposed on a plane for detecting horizontal components of the magnetic field in direction of... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20090278534 - Magnetic sensor device for and a method of sensing magnetic particles: A magnetic sensor device (300) for sensing magnetic particles (15), the magnetic sensor device (300) comprising a magnetic field generator unit (12) adapted for generating a plurality of different magnetic field configurations assigned to a plurality of different magnetic excitation states of the magnetic particles (15), a sensing unit (11)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090278535 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method: In performing the moving table imaging, an MRI apparatus and a method thereof are provided, which minimizes image degradation and reduces imaging time. When an image of a wide range of a test object is taken, the imaging is repeated while changing the gradient magnetic field intensity in a phase-encode... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20090278538 - Method and apparatus for simultaneously acquiring multiple slices/slabs in magnetic resonance system: Provided is a method for simultaneously acquiring magnetic resonance slices/slabs of a subject. The method comprises steps as follows. First, apply one or more than one RF pulse, which carries at least two frequency components, and a slice/slab selection magnetic field gradient so that at least two slices/slabs of the... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts
20090278537 - Radio-frequency surface coils comprising on-board digital receiver circuit: A radio-frequency (RF) coil system that simplifies multi-nuclear magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is disclosed herein. The RF coil system comprises a transmitter coil (102) for transmitting an RF signal to excite a target region of a subject. The RF coil system also comprises an independent planar receiver coil assembly (110)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090278536 - Wave-propagation based estimation of coil sensitivities: Low resolution image data from a whole-body coil (18) and each coil element (201, 202, . . . 20n) of a parallel imaging coil are received in a memory or buffer (34). A reconstruction processor (36) reconstructs the low resolution whole-body coil data and the low resolution data from each... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090278539 - System and method for using parallel imaging with compressed sensing: A system and method for combining parallel imaging and compressed sensing techniques to reconstruct an MR image includes a computer programmed to acquire undersampled MR data for a plurality of k-space locations that is less than an entirety of a k-space grid. The computer is further programmed to synthesize unacquired... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (gems)
20090278540 - Double-suspension receiver coil system and apparatus: The present invention is a double-suspension receiver coil apparatus and system for conducting electromagnetic surveys including, both ground-based and airborne measurements. The present invention includes at least one receiver coil suspended by way of first suspension members within an inner frame and said inner frame being suspended by second suspension... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
20090278541 - Electromagnetic method on shallow water using a controlled source: A method for analysing acquired electromagnetic measurements (R) made at or in a sea (4) over a seafloor (1) with rock formations (3) having relatively low resistivity (ρ3) for detecting a possibly underlying petroleum bearing reservoir formation (2) having relatively high resistivity (ρ2), wherein a low frequency electromagnetic transmitter (5)... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090278542 - Method for detection of signal source using estimation of noise statistics: A method for noise signal analysis and communication with an underground transmitter. The method comprises the steps of measuring a noise floor when no signal is transmitted from a transmitter, detecting a signal when the transmitter is transmitting, and estimating the noise free component of the signal by removing the... Agent: Tomlinson & O'connell, P.C.
20090278543 - Systems and methods having radially offset antennas for electromagnetic resistivity logging: Disclosed herein are electromagnetic resistivity logging systems and methods that employ magnetic dipole antennas embedded in wall-contacting surfaces. In some embodiments, the antennas are pot-core or ferrite-rod antennas. Prototypes of electromagnetic resistivity logging tools having such antennas exhibit good resistivity logging performance in both water-based and oil-based borehole fluids, indicating... Agent: Krueger Iselin LLP (1391)
20090278544 - System and method for monitoring displacement within energized tap changer compartments: A system and method of measuring displacement of energized components within a tap changer compartment. A fiber optic sensor assembly is provided within a transformer compartment. The sensor assembly monitors displacement of one or more energized components within the transformer compartment. The sensor assembly transmits information to a control box... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20090278545 - Voltage measurement of high voltage batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles: A system for accurate voltage measurement of a high voltage battery for hybrid and electric vehicles includes a voltage measurement circuit including an analog sensing circuit, a wave generator circuit and a comparator. The analog sensing circuit senses the analog voltage of the high voltage battery. The wave generator circuit... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation
20090278546 - Solar cell testing apparatus: A solar cell testing apparatus including a stage, a movable chuck, a light source and a plurality of probes is provided. The movable chuck is disposed on the stage and capable of carrying a sample sheet to move. The sample sheet has a light incident side, a rear side opposite... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090278547 - Ground-fault detection system for vehicles with a high-voltage power net: A ground-fault detection system and method for detecting loss of electrical isolation in a vehicle or other system that uses a high voltage (HV) power net. The loss of electrical isolation may be determined by charging HV capacitors, then connecting them at different times between the power-net HV wires and... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation
20090278548 - Degradation determination device for heater of gas sensor and method for diagnosing the heater: A sensor element detects exhaust gas emitted from an internal combustion engine. A heater is supplied with electricity from a power source so as to heat the sensor element. A detection unit detects heater voltage across the heater. A degradation determination unit determines whether the heater is degraded in accordance... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090278549 - Delay circuit and related method: A delay circuit includes a first delay module, a delay measurement unit and a fault judge unit. The first delay module has a first delay circuit with at least one delay stage. The delay measurement unit is used for measuring a first delay amount and a second delay amount of... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090278550 - Method for the adjustment of a device under test: A method for the adjustment an output signal that is produced by a device under test and that is dependent on an input variable comprises the following steps: a) positioning the device under test at a first test device, in which a physical disturbance variable has a predetermined disturbance variable... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090278551 - Capacitive sensors and methods for reducing noise therein: Embodiments of capacitive sensors (500, 600) and methods for reducing noise in capacitive sensors are provided. Embodiments of capacitive sensors include a gain stage (510, 610), a capacitive sensor output, and an active filtered-sampling stage (550, 650). The an active filtered-sampling stage includes a first resistive element (555, 655) coupled... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (fs)
20090278552 - Method and measuring device for radio wave measuring: A generator generates radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation to a resonator whose resonance frequency is affected by a characteristic to be measured of an object to be measured. A receiver receives radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation from the resonator and a signal processing unit searches for a resonance frequency of the resonator for measuring... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20090278553 - System and apparatus for in-vivo assessment of relative position of an implant: A system and apparatus for providing an in-vivo assessment of relative movement of an implant that is positioned in a living being is provided that comprises a first assembly and a second assembly that are positioned within the living being. The first assembly comprises a passive electrical resonant circuit that... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP
20090278554 - System for detecting a container or contents of the container: A system for detecting a container or contents of the container. The system includes a diffuser for retaining the container, where the container is configured to hold an active material therein and may include a wick extending therefrom. The system further includes a sensor positioned to detect, for example, the... Agent: S.c. Johnson & Son, Inc.
20090278555 - Apparatus for examining or monitoring plants: An apparatus (1) is used to examine or monitor the state or state of health of plants (2) with the aid of a bipolar electrode (4) which uses its at least two different poles (5) to measure corresponding potentials of the plant and supply them to a detector and/or memory... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090278556 - Carbon nanostructure electrode based sensors: devices, processes and uses thereof: Disclosed herein are methods of preparing and using doped MWNT electrodes, sensors and field-effect transistors. Devices incorporating doped MWNT electrodes, sensors and field-effect transistors are also disclosed. Also disclosed are devices comprising nanostructured electrodes and methods for measuring free chlorine in an aqueous environment. Also disclosed are diamond coated electrodes... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20090278557 - Power source monitoring device, lens barrel, camera, and power source monitoring method: There are provided a first voltage applied part connected to a first voltage supply part and applied with a first voltage by the first voltage supply part on the basis of a first portion, a second voltage applied part connected to a second voltage supply part and applied with a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090278558 - Connecting device for electronic testing system: A connecting device for an electronic testing system of an electronic device includes a base, a sliding track, a holder, a plurality of connectors, and a driver. The sliding track is positioned on the base. The holder is slidably fixed to the sliding track. The plurality of connectors are fixed... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090278559 - Inspection device and inspection method: A first conductive contact connecting a first electrode of an inspection circuit board and one external electrode of a semiconductor integrated circuit is arranged in a fixed member. A second conductive contact connecting a second electrode of a wiring board and the other external electrode of the semiconductor integrated circuit... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20090278560 - Circuit board test clamp: A circuit board test clamp includes a clamping element, and at least one test element. The clamping element includes two clamping boards and a elastic connecting portion integrally formed. The least one test elements each includes a probe and a test connector. The connecting portion connects two end portions of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090278561 - Probe card having redistributed wiring probe needle structure and probe card module using the same: The probe card is comprised of a probe card wafer, a plurality of through via electrodes penetrating the probe card wafer; and a plurality of redistributed wiring probe needle structures, each being connected to the through via electrodes protruding from a surface of the probe card wafer.... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20090278562 - Test device and test method for semiconductor device: The objective of this invention is to provide a test device that can perform a variety of function tests with a relatively simple constitution. The test device is for testing semiconductor device 1, which contains input terminal IN, output terminal OUT and control terminal CTRL, and whose output terminal is... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090278563 - Testing apparatus for fixing and testing a lcd panel: A testing apparatus for fixing and testing a LCD panel includes a location frame and an adjustable base for fixing a camera set. The location frame and the adjustable base are connected together via a holder set. The adjustable base is able to be adjusted a distance between the location... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services11/05/2009 > 41 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090273334 - System and method for efficient association of a power outlet and device: A system and method for providing automatic or semi-automatic identity association between an outlet of an intelligent power distribution unit and a target device, such as a computer server, which is powered by that outlet. The association is accomplished by enabling identification information to be transmitted between a memory device... Agent: Gibbons P.C.
20090273335 - Sensing instrument: As a concrete solving means, a plurality of band-pass filters having pass characteristics corresponding to oscillation frequencies of the oscillator circuits respectively are provided in the instrument main body side to sort frequency signals, it is determined whether or not levels of the sorted frequency signals are equal to or... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20090273336 - Upgradable test set: An upgradeable test set is that includes a stimulator circuit to transmit test signals to an electrical equipment under test, a coupling to removeably couple at least the stimulator circuit to one of a plurality of front-end interfaces. The plurality of front-end interfaces include a first front-end interface having a... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20090273337 - Electric field sensor with electrode interleaving vibration: An electric field sensor comprising: a substrate having a hole; a shielding electrode and a sensing electrode, disposed in the hole of the substrate; a piezoelectric bar having one end connected to the center of the shielding electrode, the other end fixed on the substrate. Present invention provides several electric... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090273338 - Active autoranging current sensing circuit: A range-changing circuit for a measurement device having a desirable range includes an array of graduated impedances. And amplifier supplies an electrical voltage to at least one of the impedances of the array. A voltage sensing and limiting switch is provided in a feedback path of the amplifier. The switch... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090273339 - Calibration method and calibration apparatus for a hand-held locating device: A calibration apparatus for a hand-held locating device (7) has at least one first coil configuration (1a) having a first measuring range (2′) and a second coil configuration (1a′) having a second measuring range (2a′), in which measuring ranges (2a, 2a′) homogeneous alternating magnetic fields can be generated in a... Agent: Workman Nydegger/leica 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090273340 - Self-calibrating magnetic field monitor: A self-calibrating magnetic field monitor is disclosed. In one embodiment, a magnetic field sensor repeatedly generates an electronic signal related to the magnetic field. In addition, a calibration module generates a relative baseline signal based on an average value of the electronic signals for a given time period. A comparator... Agent: Wagner Blecher LLP
20090273341 - System including signal offset estimation: A system includes a first circuit configured to convert a first analog signal to a first digital signal. The system includes a second circuit configured to determine an area of the first digital signal above a set value and an area of the first digital signal below the set value... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20090273342 - Enhanced wireless eddy current probe for a non-destructive inspection system: An enhanced wireless eddy current probe is disclosed which has means to wirelessly couple to a non-destructive inspection (NDI) system situated some distance away from an inspection point on a material under inspection. The disclosed enhanced wireless eddy current probe provides means for executing advanced functions necessary for a complex... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090273344 - Method for simultaneously measuring t2* and diffusion with magnetic resonance imaging: A method for measuring the apparent transverse relaxation time (“T2*”) and apparent diffusion coefficient (“ADC”) of a hyperpolarized gas in a single breath-hold and consequently, with a single dose of the hyperpolarized gas contrast agent, is provided. The method employs a multiple-echo projection acquisition based pulse sequence. Individual images are... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090273343 - Reducing imaging-scan times for mri systems: Provided are methods and systems for rapid MRI imaging-scanning that provides 2D or 3D coverage, high precision, and high-temporal efficiency, without exceeding SAR limits. In one embodiment, a pulse sequence process is performed that includes a T1ρ preparation period, followed by a very rapid image acquisition process, which acquires multiple... Agent: Montgomery, Mccracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP
20090273345 - Method for determining the spatial distribution of magnetic resonance signals with use of local spatially encoding magnetic fields: in the preparatory step, a phase encoding scheme with I phase encoding steps is defined, for each phase encoding step according to the phase encoding scheme, an excitation pattern of the transverse magnetization is defined and RF pulses to be irradiated to implement this pattern are calculated, wherein the same... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus
20090273346 - Apparatus and method for optimizing the spectra of parallel excitation pulses: An MRI apparatus includes a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system having a magnet to impress a polarizing magnetic field, a plurality of gradient coils positioned about the bore of the magnet to impose a magnetic field gradient, and an RF transceiver system and an RF switch controlled by a pulse... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090273348 - Chamber apparatus and method of manufacture thereof: A chamber apparatus comprises a chamber housing for maintaining a vacuum. The housing has a bore tube bounded by a substantially cylindrical wall formed at least in part from a coil suspended in a substantially non-metallic material.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090273347 - Tiled receiver coil array with improved spatial coverage: A phased array for a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging apparatus is disclosed that includes a plurality of receiver coils arranged to form a staggered hexagonal coil array, with the staggered hexagonal coil array being rectangular in shape. Included in the plurality of receiver coils are a plurality of standard coils... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090273349 - System and method for monitoring a power source of an implantable medical device: Techniques for monitoring a battery of an implantable medical device are disclosed. First and second current sources are provided to draw currents having amplitudes of I1 and I2, respectively, from the battery. First and second voltage measurements, V1 and V2, are obtained when first and second combinations, respectively, of the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20090273350 - Systems and methods for detecting wire breaks: A circuit is provided that includes a power source and a sensor circuit electrically coupled by a switch to the power source. The circuit further includes an A/D converter electrically coupled to the sensor circuit and adapted to read a voltage difference across a resistive element to determine an impedance... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090273351 - Electronic element testing and supporting apparatus: An electronic element testing and supporting apparatus includes a circuit board, an outer frame, an inner frame, a plate and two locking devices. The outer frame is assembled on a second surface of the circuit board and has a plurality of outer frame. Two opposing outer frame rims are provided... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090273352 - Sensor apparatus and system for time domain reflectometry: A sensor probe for time domain reflectometry may include a plurality of flexible elongated strips of an electrically conductive material extending from a proximal end portion of the probe to a distal end portion thereof. Each of the elongated strips can be substantially coplanar relative to each other along a... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino, LLP
20090273353 - Strain monitoring system and apparatus: This application relates to an apparatus and system for sensing strain on a portion of an implant positioned in a living being. In one aspect, the apparatus has at least one sensor assembly that can be mountable thereon a portion of the implant and that has a passive electrical resonant... Agent: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
20090273354 - Dielectric sensing method and system: Sensing device and method for detecting presence and concentration of generic target analytes of interest. The device and method are based on detecting changes in effective dielectric induced by the target analytes of interest. Applications of the invention include, but are not restricted to, detecting and characterizing the presence of... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20090273355 - Capacitive sensing slide detection: A circuit includes a first capacitor having first and second capacitive sensing strips positioned on first and second sliding portions of the slider type mobile device. In the closed position, the first and second capacitive sensing strips overlap one another and in an open position the first and second capacitive... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090273356 - Insulated substrate impedance transducers: The present invention provides an electronic transducer (10) and a method for detecting and/or characterizing target materials or physico-chemical stimuli in an external medium (8) using the electronic transducer (10). The electronic transducer (10) comprises a sensing element (3) featuring a variable conductance when exposed to a stimulus from the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090273357 - Contact for electrical test of electronic devices, method for manufacturing the same, and probe assembly: A contact for an electrical test comprises a first area to be bonded to a board, a second area extending in the right-left direction from the lower end portion of the first area, a third area projecting downward from the tip end portion of the second area, and a low... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.
20090273358 - Method and apparatus for enhanced probe card architecture: A technique for distributing power to a plurality of dies uses a probe card. The probe card can include a plurality of regulators, each regulator accepting a bulk power input and producing a regulated output. The regulated output can be controlled by a programmable controller that accepts a tester-controlled power... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie
20090273359 - Electrical testing apparatus having masked sockets and associated systems and methods: An apparatus for forming a temporary electrical connection with a microelectronic component and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. Embodiments of the apparatus can include a base, a plurality of electrical contacts coupled to the base, and a nest attached to the base. The nest includes a plurality of... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090273360 - System for isolating a short-circuited integrated circuit (ic) from other ics on a semiconductor wafer: A circuit for isolating a short-circuited integrated circuit (IC) formed on the surface of a semiconductor wafer from other ICs formed on the wafer that are interconnected with the short-circuited IC includes control circuitry within the short-circuited IC for sensing the short circuit. The control circuitry may sense the short... Agent: Trask Britt, P.C./ Micron TechnologyPrevious industry: Electricity: power supply or regulation systems
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