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Electricity: measuring and testing December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09

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12/31/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090322309 - Microelectrode arrays: Among others things, techniques, systems, and apparatus are disclosed for recording electrophysiological signals. In one aspect, a microelectrode sensing device includes a printed circuit board (PCB), a chip unit electrically connected to the PCB, and a cell culture chamber positioned over the chip unit and sealed to the PCB with... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20090322310 - Self-calibration circuit with gyrated output impedance: Various embodiments of a self-calibration circuit may solve the problem that arises in high performance oscilloscopes and in particular, RF oscilloscopes, of internally providing a precision calibration signal without degrading the bandwidth, flatness of the frequency response, and input return loss of the oscilloscope. The self-calibration circuit may be configured... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090322311 - Method and apparatus for on-chip testing of high speed frequency dividers: Embodiments of the disclosure provide systems and methods for using a PLL and a high frequency generator outside the loop to obtain the fmax of the divider. The divider in the PLL loop is fed by a VCO and its operation range is characterized by measuring the PLL lock range.... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Austin

20090322312 - Passive mixer power detector method and apparatus: The power level of an RF signal is detected using a circuit having relatively low DC offset, high dynamic range, small frequency and temperature dependence and low flicker noise. According to one embodiment, the power detector circuit comprises a chain of amplifiers and a passive mixer. The chain of amplifiers... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090322313 - Power measurement apparatus: A power measurement apparatus includes a radio frequency input terminal, a measurement module, an interface, a memory, and a control unit. The radio frequency input terminal is connected to a radio frequency device. The measurement module is connected to the radio frequency input terminal to convert the radio frequency signal... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090322314 - High density metering system: A method of monitoring the electrical power in multiple branch circuits of an AC electrical power distribution system comprises monitoring at least one voltage common to said multiple branch circuits using a main meter unit, monitoring currents of the multiple branch circuits using multiple current cards that receive a plurality... Agent: Schneider Electric / Square D Company Legal Dept. - I.p. Group (np)

20090322317 - Feedback positioning module: A linear feedback positioning module is provided with a coupling and a drive at one side of a platform having a lead screw, a movable assembly combined on the lead screw and a feedback assembly. The feedback assembly includes a magnetic scale cooperating with a read head. The magnetic scale... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20090322318 - Position measuring device: Disclosed is a position measuring device, comprising: a first and second solid measure and a first and second scanning mechanism, wherein: the first and second solid measure and the first and second scanning mechanism are respectively designed identically but mirrored in a plane including the direction of measurement and perpendicular... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090322316 - Hydraulic cylinder rod position sensing method: A method for detecting a position of a cylinder rod includes depositing a plurality of welds substantially along the length of a steel rod and depositing a corrosion resistant material onto the steel rod by laser cladding. The cylinder rod is then placed proximate to a sensor assembly. One of... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC

20090322315 - Linear-movement sensor in an egr valve: The invention concerns a device for determining the position of a linearly displaceable element (2) for controlling construction components, particularly for determining the position of a valve piston (1) of a bypass valve of an exhaust gas-recirculation system (also called EGR) where the linearly displaceable element (2) can be displaced... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20090322319 - Magnetoresistive sensor with tunnel barrier and method: Magnetoresistive sensors with tunnel barrier and method. One embodiment provides a magnetoresistive sensor having a magnetic tunnel junction is provided. The magnetic tunnel junction includes a barrier layer. The barrier layer includes carbon, pyrolytic carbon, or graphene, or graphite.... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090322320 - Rotation angle detecting device: A rotation angle detecting device includes a housing, a rotating shaft rotatably held by the housing, a driving gear fixed to the rotating shaft, a driven gear engaged with the driving gear, a magnetic field generating part fixed in the driven gear, having a permanent magnet, and configured to generate... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090322321 - Magnetic roof impact sensor: A roof sensor for a vehicle is provided. A sensor is mounted in proximity to the roof of the vehicle for monitoring the deformation of the roof caused by impact during a crash, particularly when the vehicle rolls over. A vehicle safety system is also provided. A sensor, mounted in... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090322322 - Scanning susceptometer: According to one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a magnet assembly to produce a static magnetic field and a set of high-Tc flux transformers to detect a flux change from an item when the item is subjected to the static magnetic field produced by the magnet assembly and to produce a... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay

20090322323 - Intraluminal magneto sensor system and method of use: A system (100) including a catheter mounted magneto sensor (114), such as a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID), and methods using the system are disclosed, where the system and method are designed to detect changes in a magnetic field in a body of interest, such as a patient, to detect... Agent: Robert W Strozier, P.l.l.c

20090322324 - Geometries for superconducting sensing coils for squid-based systems: Geometries for superconducting sensing coils for SQUID-based systems are described, such as a superconducting sensing coil with a flat washer shape the inner diameter of which has an extension which is a small fraction of the extension of the outer diameter. Also described are a second-order gradiometer comprising such coils... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20090322325 - Magnetic-field sensor: An embodiment of a magnetic-field sensor includes a magnetic-field sensor arrangement and a magnetic body which has, for example, a non-convex cross-sectional area with regard to a cross-sectional plane running through the magnetic body, the magnetic body having an inhomogeneous magnetization.... Agent: Slater & Matsil LLP

20090322326 - Magnetic field probe, current distribution measuring device and radio device: There is provided a magnetic field probe which includes: a probe body which is a coaxial cable wound to form a plurality of loop-like portions in planar view, the coaxial cable including an inner conductor, an insulator enclosing the inner conductor and an outer conductor enclosing the insulator; and a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090322327 - Nanoparticle-amphipol complexes for nucleic acid intracellular delivery and imaging: Nanoparticle-amphiphilic polymer complexes for nucleic acid delivery and real-time imaging.... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090322331 - Detecting spin perturbations using magnetic resonance imaging: Implementations and examples of systems, apparatus and techniques for using magnetic resonance imaging to measure spin perturbations. In one implementation, a sample containing nuclear spins is magnetized using a principle magnetic field generated external to the sample. A periodic pulse sequence is applied to the sample. The pulse sequence includes... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20090322328 - E-field imaging and proximity detection using a spatially and temporally modulated source: A method and apparatus is described to image a body using electric fields. The electric field is apply to the body from a well controlled electron beam that deposits charge on a glass plate at a particular time and spatial location. This is demonstrated by using the ubiquitous CRT computer... Agent: Thomas G. Cehelnik

20090322329 - Magnetic resonance apparatus and method for determining a pulse sequence to feed an rf radiating coil: In a magnetic resonance apparatus having an RF radiating coil and gradient coils, and in a method for operating such a magnetic resonance apparatus, a pulse sequence, composed of multiple time steps, is specified for operating the gradient coils to time-dependently select regions of a selected slice of a selected... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090322330 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes an imaging condition acquisition unit and an imaging unit. The imaging condition acquisition unit acquires at least one of an amplitude and a phase of a radio frequency transmission signal so as to reduce a deviation of data in at least one region of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090322333 - Cooled nmr probe head and nmr analyzer: An object of the present invention is to provide a cooled NMR probe including an antenna coil and capable of decreasing an operation temperature of the antenna coil by effectively cooling the antenna coil, thereby increasing detection sensitivity of an NMR signal. To attain this, a probe head according to... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090322334 - Knee coil for magnetic resonance imaging: A knee coil for magnetic resonance imaging has a first, a second and a third array of coil units, the first, second and third array of coil units forming a cylindrical shape, and being adjacent to each other in the direction perpendicular to the bottom of the cylindrical shape. Each... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090322335 - Magnetic resonance diagnostic apparatus, magnetic resonance diagnostic main unit and coil unit: An magnetic resonance diagnostic apparatus which includes a main unit and a coil unit, the magnetic resonance diagnostic apparatus including a sampling clock generating unit which generates a sampling clock signal, a sampling clock transmitting unit wirelessly transmits the sampling clock signal, a sampling clock receiving unit which receives the... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20090322332 - Nmr probe superconductive transmit/receive switches: A NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) transmit/receive switch according to some embodiments of a nuclear magnetic resonance apparatus includes receive-path and/or transmit-path superconductors, which are selectively quenched to switch the connection of an NMR radio-frequency coil between transmit and receive circuits. In the transmit state, the transmit-path superconductor is in a... Agent: Varian Inc. Legal Department

20090322336 - Coherent in-phase demodulation for resistivity image tools with spread spectrum continuous phase modulation stimulus: A method and system for measuring formation resisitivity is achieved by introducing one or more continuous phase modulated electrical signals into the formation, each signal introduced at a different location. The current of each introduced electrical signal is then sensed, producing an analog voltage signal as a measurement of the... Agent: Arnold & Knobloch, L.L.P.

20090322337 - Analog front-end coherent in-phase demodulation data acquisition system for resistivity image tools: A method and system for measuring formation resisitivity is achieved by introducing an electrical signal into the formation. The current of the introduced electrical signal is then sensed, producing an analog voltage signal as a measurement of the formation. The introduced electrical signal is compared with the measured signal of... Agent: Arnold & Knobloch, L.L.P.

20090322338 - Methods and apparatus for determining a presence of a non-conductive coating on electrodes in downhole fluid resistivity measurement devices: Methods and apparatus for determining a presence of a non-conductive coating on electrodes in fluid resistivity measurement devices are described. An example method of determining a presence of a non-conductive coating on electrodes of a fluid resistivity measurement device involves obtaining a first electrical potential value associated with a substantially... Agent: Schlumberger K.k.

20090322339 - Apparatus and method of use of a high-voltage diagnostic tool for x-ray systems: A diagnostic tool for an x-ray imaging system includes a first test device configured to simulate a first load condition of an x-ray tube, and a first connector electrically coupled to the first test device and configured to couple the first test device to a high-voltage generator in the x-ray... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (gems)

20090322340 - Method for battery state-of-health monitoring using battery voltage during vehicle starting: A method is provided for determining a battery's state-of-health. An initial battery voltage is measured after a first voltage drop during an initiation of an engine cranking phase. A battery voltage is monitored during the remainder of the engine cranking phase. A lowest battery voltage is determined during the remainder... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC One Maritime Plaza

20090322341 - System and method of processing a current sample for calculating a glucose concentration: A system and method of processing a test current for an analyte measurement in a fluid using a test strip and a test meter are disclosed. The method comprises sampling the test current at a pre-determined sampling rate to acquire a plurality of A/D conversions. The method also comprises filtering... Agent: Khoi Q. Ta Lifescan, Inc.

20090322342 - Methods for automatically characterizing a plasma: A method for automatically characterizing plasma during substrate processing is provided. The method includes collecting a set of process data, which includes at least data about current and voltage. The method also includes identifying a relevancy range for the set of process data, wherein the relevancy range includes a subset... Agent: Ipsg, P.C.

20090322343 - 3-d mapping focused beam failure analysis: A reflector tool and a method are provided for three-dimensional integrated circuit (IC) failure analysis. An IC (die) has top and bottom surfaces, a perimeter, and a first side. The IC is electrically connected to a current sensing amplifier. The first side of the IC is scanned in the X... Agent: Law Office Of Gerald Maliszewski

20090322344 - Method and apparatus for testing electronic device: An electronic device test method incorporating a stress application step that is effective in screening out infant mortality failures of an electronic device. More specifically, a method for testing an electronic device constructed from a single or a plurality of semiconductor components, includes: turning a power supply on and off... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090322345 - Insulation coated conductor inspection method and inspection apparatus: In an insulation coated conductor inspection method for inspecting an electrical insulation characteristic of an insulation coated conductor in a coil formed by winding the insulation coated conductor, the coil is disposed in a test container, an internal pressure of the test container is reduced, an electrodes are provided so... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090322346 - Motherboard test system and test method thereof: A motherboard test system for testing a motherboard includes a number of HDDs storing different operating systems, a number of HDD connectors corresponding to the HDDs, a number of electrical switches connecting power terminals of the HDD connectors to a power supply, a microcontroller controlling which electrical switch is turned... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090322348 - Impedance measuring method: An impedance measuring method uses an impedance measuring device for measuring an impedance of a measured electronic component, a coaxial connector electrically connected to the impedance measuring device, and a measurement substrate which can be housed in the coaxial connector The coaxial connector has a center conductor and an outer... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090322347 - Rf calibration device and method: A measurement device is presented being configured to be connectable to an analyzer unit (comprising a network analyzer). The measurement device comprises a measuring unit and a calibration and control unit connected to and integral with the measuring unit. The calibration and control unit is configured to enable connection of... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090322349 - Apparatus and method for detecting a discontinuity within a non-biological element located within a biological structure: Apparatus for detecting a discontinuity within a non-biological element located within a biological structure, the apparatus comprising: a microwave energy source; a first antenna coupled to the microwave energy source and arranged to transmit the microwave energy into the biological structure; a second antenna arranged to receive at least a... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090322350 - Printed circuit assembly and method for measuring characteristic impedance: A printed circuit assembly is provided. The printed circuit assembly includes a plurality of signal layers and a plurality of test structures disposed within the plurality of signal layers, wherein each of the plurality of test structures comprises one of a microstrip and a stripline and wherein each of the... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090322351 - Adaptive capacitive sensing: A capacitive sensing circuit may comprise an RC (resistive-capacitive) bridge circuit, with a switching signal simultaneously applied to a reference path, and a signal path comprising the capacitance to be detected. Small perturbations in the capacitance may be detected by mixing/correlating a difference signal representative of the difference between the... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090322352 - Apparatus for object information detection and methods of using same: A system for determining information regarding at least one object, comprising: a sensor sensitive to capacitive coupling; at least one object adapted to create a capacitive coupling with the sensor when at least one signal is input to the sensor; a detector adapted to measure at least one output signal... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090322353 - Readout-interface circuit for a capacitive microelectromechanical sensor, and corresponding sensor: In a capacitive sensor, a detection structure, of a microelectromechanical type, is provided with a fixed element and a mobile element, capacitively coupled to one another, generating a capacitive variation as a function of a quantity to be detected, and with a parasitic coupling element, capacitively coupled to at least... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090322354 - Method of detecting bio-molecules using field effect transistor without fixing probe bio-molecules on the gate sensing surface: A method of detecting a presence of bio-molecules, or a concentration of the target bio-molecules using a field effect transistor, includes allowing a first sample including a first target bio-molecule to contact a sensing surface of the field effect transistor and measuring a change in an electric signal of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090322355 - Object position sensing apparatus: An object position sensing apparatus including a substrate, a conductive crossbar, and a plurality of resistive elements coupled to the crossbar is described. The resistive elements are coupled to circuitry that can apply an excitation signal, such as a voltage change, to the resistive elements. For each resistive element, an... Agent: Wagner Blecher LLP

20090322356 - Thermal pre-scanning of electric circuits using thermally-trimmable resistors: There is described a method to change the value of a thermally-trimmable resistor in a non-permanent way by raising the temperature of the thermally-trimmable resistor to a level that is somewhere between room temperature and trimming temperature. By doing this, the trimming range that is available via true thermal trimming... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20090322357 - Method and system for monitoring growth characteristics: A system monitors growth characteristics of a plant having a root buried in a prescribed volume of ground using a plurality of electrodes inserted into the ground at a known spacing relative to one another in proximity to the root or root-like structure. When electrical current is applied to some... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20090322358 - Resistance measuring apparatus: A resistance measuring apparatus includes: a voltage injector that injects an AC signal into a circuit by applying an AC voltage to an injection coil; a current measuring unit that measures an AC current produced in the circuit by the injection coil using a detection coil; a processing unit that... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090322359 - Detecting device for valve opening-closing: Disclosed is a device for sensing the opening degree of a valve, which can easily determine the upper and lower limits without using upper and lower limit switches so that, besides simplifying the mechanical structure, the device can be easily installed, maintained, and repaired. The device can avoid basic errors... Agent: Lrk Patent Firm

20090322363 - Operation voltage supply method for semiconductor device: The voltage application probe and the voltage measurement probe are connected to the voltage application pad and the voltage measurement pad of the semiconductor device. The voltage application pad and the voltage measurement pad are connected by the conductor, measuring the voltage applied to the voltage application pad through the... Agent: Kubotera & Associates, LLC

20090322361 - Probe of detector: A probe of a detector includes a shield, an anode member, and a cathode member. The shield includes a top wall and a plurality of sidewalls extending down from the sides of the top wall. A first through hole and a second through hole are defined in the top wall.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090322362 - Test pad structure, a pad structure for inspecting a semiconductor chip and a wiring subtrate for a tape package having the same: A test pad structure may include a plurality of test pads and a plurality of connection leads. A plurality of the test pads may be sequentially arranged from a wiring pattern on a substrate and arranged in rows parallel with one another. The plurality of the test pads may include... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090322360 - Test system for identifying defects and method of operating the same: A test system provides defect information rapidly and systematically. The test system includes a plurality of test units arranged in a matrix, a plurality of bit lines and a plurality of word lines. Each test unit has a first terminal and a second terminal. Each second terminal of the test... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090322364 - Test interposer having active circuit component and method therefor: A device under test (DUT) is tested via a test interposer. The test interposer includes a first set of contacts at a first surface to interface with the contacts of a load board or other interface of an automated test equipment (ATE) and a second set of contacts at an... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20090322367 - Integrated circuit and a method for measuring a quiescent current of a module: A method for evaluating a quiescent current, the method includes: measuring, when a module is at a first mode, a first voltage drop on a first resistor that is coupled between a supply pin of an integrated circuit that comprises the module and a first test pin of the integrated... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20090322365 - Integrated mems metrology device using complementary measuring combs: The present invention provides a device for in-situ monitoring of material, process and dynamic properties of a MEMS device. The monitoring device includes a pair of comb drives, a cantilever suspension comprising a translating shuttle operatively connected with the pair of comb drives, structures for applying an electrical potential to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090322366 - Integrated tester chip using die packaging technologies: By constructing a universal test circuit on a tester chip, and stacking the tester chip in an IC package together with operational circuit chips to be tested, the problems inherent with external IC testing are reduced. The tester chip can be standardizes across a number of different chip combinations and,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090322368 - Integrated tester chip using die packaging technologies: By constructing a universal test circuit on a tester chip, and stacking the tester chip in an IC package together with operational circuit chips to be tested, the problems inherent with external IC testing are reduced. The tester chip can be standardized across a number of different chip combinations and,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090322370 - Method and apparatus for test and characterization of semiconductor components: A method and apparatus for testing and characterizing circuits is provided. In one embodiment, a high-speed interface of a semiconductor component includes high-speed test circuitry. The high-speed test circuitry obviates the need for an external high-speed testing system for testing and characterization. In one embodiment, the high-speed test circuitry includes... Agent: Deniro/rambus

20090322369 - Test system: A test system may include a test device, a switching unit and/or a test board. The test device may be configured to generate a first test signal swinging between a first voltage level and a second voltage level, and the first voltage level may be lower than the second voltage... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090322371 - Measuring arrangement, semiconductor arrangement and method for operating a semiconductor component as a reference source: The invention relates to a measuring arrangement, a semiconductor arrangement and a method for operating a reference source, wherein at least one semiconductor component and a voltage source are connected to a measuring unit and the measuring unit provides a measured value that is proportional to the number of defects.... Agent: Coats & Bennett/infineon Technologies

20090322372 - Automatic test equipment: A coupling line is provided for coupling a signal generator to a device under test and includes a first Zener diode and a second Zener diode. The first Zener diode and the second Zener diode are coupled in an antiserial manner. They are adapted to couple the signal generator to... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090322373 - Permanent magnet rotor crack detection: A method and apparatus for permanent magnetic (PM) rotor crack detection includes a sensor which monitors magnetic flux distribution of the PM rotor and identifies the presence of a crack in the PM rotor when a magnetic flux distribution change or anomaly is detected.... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP (pwc)

12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090315533 - Particle counter with electronic detection of aperture blockage: An apparatus for characterizing particles suspended in a liquid sample containing electrolyte including a sample chamber to hold the liquid sample and a collection chamber to hold an electrolyte solution. A wall separates the chambers and includes an aperture to allow passage of particles between the chambers; and a pair... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (beckman Coulter) Sears Tower

20090315534 - Method for eliminating the need to zero and calibrate a power meter before use: An improved power sensor having an input connector connected to an input port having a center pin and a ground side; an amplifier; first and second detectors; and a thermal stabilization system, including a thermal mass disposed between the ground side of the input connection and the detectors, a ground... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP

20090315535 - Method and system for detecting electricity theft: A method for detecting electricity theft in an electricity meter is provided. The method includes determining a first power outage at the meter and determining whether load energy is flowing through the meter after power has been restored to the meter after the first power outage. The method also includes... Agent: John S. Beulick (17851) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090315536 - Current sensor arrangement for measurement of currents in a primary conductor: A method and current sensor arrangement for measurement of a primary current in a primary conductor which is magnetically coupled to a secondary conductor via a ferromagnetic core, with a voltage of a specific amplitude being applied to the secondary conductor, such that a secondary current flows for remagnetization of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090315537 - Sampling module and a method of sampling one or more analogue characteristics of a power transmission system: A sampling module, for sampling one or more analog characteristics of a power transmission system, including at least one input circuit for sampling a respective analog characteristic. Each input circuit includes: a scaling circuit for reducing the magnitude of the analog characteristic to a desired level; an isolating circuit for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090315538 - Signal generating circuit for detecting ground status: A signal generating circuit for detecting ground status includes a power supply input unit (A), a step down rectified power supply or DC power supply unit (C) in series. The DC power supply required by a signal detection and process unit (D) is obtained by the power supply input unit... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20090315539 - Marine electromagnetic acquisition apparatus with foldable sensor arm assembly: A marine electromagnetic acquisition apparatus includes a sensor module having at least one sensor associated therewith. A sensor arm assembly is coupled to the sensor module. The sensor arm assembly has at least one sensor arm and at least one sensor disposed along the at least one sensor arm. An... Agent: Dewipat Incorporated

20090315540 - Primary windings having multiple parallel extended portions: Reference standards or articles having prescribed levels of damage are fabricated by monitoring an electrical property of the article material, mechanically loading the article, and removing the load when a change in electrical properties indicates a prescribed level of damage. The electrical property is measured with an electromagnetic sensor, such... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090315542 - Pole position measuring device for a magnetic levitation vehicle on a magnetic levitation track and method for operation thereof: A pole position measuring device for a magnetic levitation vehicle on a magnetic levitation track has a magnetic field sensor pair, for measuring the stator magnetic field of a track side stator, both magnetic field sensors of the magnetic field sensor pair being arranged at a given separation from each... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090315541 - Angular position sensor: An angular position sensor and method that relies on a stationary circular array of Hall sensors and a rotatable circular array of magnets arranged about a common axis. A periodic and simultaneous reading of all of the Hall sensor outputs is used to determine angular velocity.... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090315543 - Gear tooth sensor (gts) with magnetoresistive bridge: The invention discloses a method and apparatus for determining the rotational status of a gear wheel whether or not it is actually turning. A key feature is the magnetic angle sensor that is used. Said sensor comprises a bridge structure of four MR devices in a square array. The direction... Agent: Saile Ackerman LLC

20090315544 - Rotation detection device and rotation detector equipped bearing assembly: There is provided a rotation detection device 1 which includes a plurality of magnetic encoders (2A, 2B) of a ring shape arranged coaxially and having different numbers of magnetic poles, a plurality of magnetic sensors (3A, 3B) each operable to detect the magnetic field of the corresponding magnetic encoder and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090315545 - Apparatus for measurement of volume-or-mass-flow of a medium: The invention relates to an apparatus for measuring volume- or mass-flow of a medium flowing through a measuring tube (2) in the direction of the measuring tube axis (3), and includes: A magnet system (6, 7) producing a magnetic field (B) passing through the measuring tube (2) essentially transversely to... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090315546 - Magnetic field response sensor for conductive media: A magnetic field response sensor comprises an inductor placed at a fixed separation distance from a conductive surface to address the low RF transmissivity of conductive surfaces. The minimum distance for separation is determined by the sensor response. The inductor should be separated from the conductive surface so that the... Agent: National Aeronautics And Space Administration Langley Research Center

20090315548 - High sensitivity magnetic sensor: A sensor device comprising a base substrate and first and second flux concentrator fixedly attached to the base substrate. The first flux concentrator and the second flux concentrator are positioned with their proximal end regions facing and spaced apart, defining a gap therebetween. A magnetic sensor element is positioned in... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20090315547 - Magnetic field sensor arrangement and method for non-contact measurement of a magnetic field: A magnetic field sensor arrangement (4) comprises a stacked arrangement (1) with a first magnetic field sensor body (20) and a second magnetic field sensor body (40). The first magnetic field sensor body (20) has a first main surface (21), on which is arranged a first magnetic field sensitive element... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090315550 - Circuit assembly and method for programming a hall sensor having an upstream controller: A method for programming a Hall sensor having a controller in which the Hall sensor or a programmable circuit component integrated therein is programmed by clocking or modulating a Hall sensor power supply voltage (VDD). A clocked or modulated controller power supply voltage (VBAT) is applied to the controller in... Agent: O'shea Getz P.C.

20090315549 - Method for processing sensor signals subject to an offset and sensor arrangement designed to carry out the method: The present invention relates to a method and a sensor arrangement for processing sensor signals, which are subject to an offset, of a sensor (6), which is operated in a plurality of measurement cycles with successive phases with different driving. In the present method, before the amplification, the sensor signals... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20090315551 - Linear magnetoresistance sensor: A linear (or substantially linear) magnetoresistance sensor is provided. The magnetoresistance sensor may use one of the following magnetotransport mechanisms: classical magnetoresistance (MR) or quantum MR effects. In the classical regime, the sensor may be composed of a polycrystalline narrow gap semiconductor that has a varying mobility (instead of a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090315552 - Magnetic detection device having bridge circuit provided with resistance adjustment portion and method of manufacturing the same: In a magnetic detection device using a magnetic resistance element, the resistance of a layer having a multi-layer structure can be easily adjusted without causing damages to the layer. A magneto-resistance layer is connected in series to a reference resistance layer, and a magneto-resistance layer is connected in series to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090315553 - Axially symmetric vertical magnetic field component exciting sensor system: The present invention provides an axially symmetric vertical magnetic field component sensor system capable of intensifying vertical magnetic field components. The sensor system comprises an axially symmetrical magnetic substance comprising a circular, oval or polygonal shaped flat disk and a protrusion formed on a center of the flat disk. The... Agent: James C. Wray

20090315554 - Integrated three-dimensional magnetic sensing device and method to fabricate an integrated three-dimensional magnetic sensing device: A three-axis magnetic sensing device included on a single chip. An example three-axis magnetic sensing device includes first and second sensing components that sense magnetic fields along two orthogonal axes planar to a surface of a substrate and a third sensing component that senses a magnetic field along an axis... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services Ab-2b

20090315555 - Power cable magnetic field sensor: A method and apparatus to detect non-cancelled magnetic field produced when current flows through an electric conductor are provided. The sensor includes multiple coils, which allow the sensor to be arbitrarily oriented and attach to the outside of an electrical power cable. Arbitrary orientation provides for easy of field installation.... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Group LLP

20090315556 - System and method for electrically contacting local coils with a signal processor remote therefrom in a magnetic resonance scanner: In a contacting system and method for contacting magnetic resonance local coils with a unit for additional signal processing of a magnetic resonance data acquisition unit, a number of coil coupler elements are electrically connected with the magnetic resonance local coils and apparatus coupler elements are mounted at the magnetic... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090315557 - Method and apparatus for characterizing the temporal resolution of an imaging device: A system and method for determining the temporal resolution of a tomographic imaging device uses an apparatus to drive one or more dynamic phantoms composed of multiple materials. The apparatus is placed at or near the isocenter of the imaging device and the one or more phantoms are moved to... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090315560 - Apparatus and method for decreasing bio-effects of magnetic gradient field gradients: A magnetic field generator includes a power source and a coil connected to the power source to generate a time-varying magnetic field. Energy is applied to the coil so that the coil generates a time-varying magnetic field gradient with a magnitude of at least 1 milliTesla per meter and a... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090315559 - Black-blood steady-state free precession magnetic resonance imaging: In an imaging method, periodic maintenance radio frequency pulses (α, −α) are applied to maintain a steady state magnetic resonance excitation in an imaging region. Readout (66) of imaging data from the imaging region is performed during selected intervals between maintenance radio frequency pulses. A spatially selective blood signal suppression... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090315561 - Magnetic resonance data acquisition system and method with parameter adjustment during patient movement: In a method and a magnetic resonance (MR) system for acquisition of MR data of a measurement subject in an MR examination in the magnetic resonance system, MR data of the measurement subject (are acquired according to measurement parameters while the measurement subject is moved relative to the magnetic resonance... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090315558 - Self-refocused spatial-spectral pulse: A method for frequency selective and slice selective magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is provided. A B0 field is applied. A self-refocused spatial-spectral (SPSP) RF pulse is applied. A readout of a portion of k-space for the excited slice is performed. A second self-refocused SPSP excitation RF pulse is applied, wherein... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090315562 - System and apparatus for reducing high field shading in mr imaging: A system for receiving MR data that includes an RF coil array for a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging apparatus. The RF coil array includes a plurality of non-concentric receiver coils arrayed along a first direction. A receiver coil at a first end of the RF coil array has a perimeter... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090315563 - Detection of resistivity of offshore seismic structures mainly using vertical magnetic component of earth's naturally varying electromagnetic field: The invention measures the vertical component Hz of a magnetic field arising from natural sources (MT) simultaneously at a plurality of points (70) on the sea floor to determine places having a non-zero vertical component Hz indicative of an edge of a resistive body (structure) (40), in order to determine... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090315564 - Low cost current and temperature sensor: A battery health or prognosis system may employ a ferrite disc embedded in a printed wiring board (PWB) to perform both a battery current sensing role and a temperature sensing role. The ferrite disc may be surrounded with a coil that may be comprised of surface conductors and electrically conductive... Agent: Honeywell/shimokaji Patent Services

20090315565 - Adaptive pulse width time domain reflectometer: An adaptive pulse width (APW) Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR) comprises an enhancement to the standard Pulse TDR by adjusting the effective pulse width as a function of time. Improved resolution for a large range of cable lengths is obtained, as well as allowing an all-in-one view of the processed return... Agent: Pequignot + Myers LLC

20090315566 - Ac current sensor for measuring electric ac current in a conductor and an indicator system comprising such a sensor: The invention concerns a current sensor (22; 24; 26) for substantially in real time measuring electric current in a conductor. It is suitable for application in an indicator system (1) such as a short circuit indicator system for measuring instantaneous i.e. live current value, power, reactive power, phase angle, polarity,... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090315567 - Electrical conditioning of mems device and insulating layer thereof: A method of fabricating a MEMS device includes conditioning of an insulating layer by applying a voltage across the insulating layer via a conductive sacrificial layer for a period of time, prior to removal of the conductive sacrificial layer. This conditioning process may be used to saturate or stabilize charge... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090315568 - Manually pre-settable proof of flow current sensor apparatus, system, and/or method: The present invention relates to motor status monitoring and equipment protection applications for industrial automation, HVAC, and other implementations, and more particularly, to use of current sensors in detecting loss of flow conditions. Presently described embodiments can comprise simplified, compact current sensors devices that can be economical to build, inventory,... Agent: NorthwestIPLaw Group

20090315569 - Impedance measuring instrument and impedance measuring method for fine particle collector: An impedance measuring instrument of a fine particle collector comprising a fine particle collection body for collecting fine particles in a fluid, a conductive can body for containing the fine particle collection body, and a buffering body disposed between the fine particle collection body and the conductive can body, wherein... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090315570 - Capacitive sensing device: A capacitive sensing device including a substrate, a sensor electrode disposed over the substrate, a first trace electrically coupled to the sensor electrode, and a second trace proximate the first trace. The second trace is for distinguishing proximity of an object with the sensor electrode from proximity of the object... Agent: Synaptics C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20090315571 - Method and device for measuring the conductivity of a pure or ultrapure liquid: c

20090315573 - Component with a detection structure for mechanical damage: A component made of electrically insulating material with a detection structure for mechanical damage such as cracks is disclosed. The detection structure is a conductor. The electrical properties of the detection structure are modified as more and more cracks are formed such that the component will be replaced in time... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090315572 - Method and apparatus for estimating a mechanical property: An apparatus for estimating or supervising one or more internal mechanical properties of a metal alloy object with a known chemical composition based on the resistivity of the metal alloy object. The apparatus includes a device for measuring the resistivity of the metal alloy object, and a computation unit adapted... Agent: Venable LLP

20090315574 - Oil-degradation detecting apparatus: An oil-degradation detecting apparatus that can more accurately judge oil degradation and a mechanical system having a rotating part or a sliding part and including the oil-degradation detecting apparatus are provided. Two plates (21, 22) are disposed in an oil flow path (11) so as to be parallel to each... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090315575 - Sensor threshold circuit: There is provided a sensor threshold circuit that makes available a hysteresis width that is not dependent on the change in a threshold point. Since a bias current IB is generated by a threshold current IT and a threshold adjusting current ICONT, the threshold point is given by a coefficient... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090315579 - High density integrated circuit apparatus, test probe and methods of use thereof: The present invention is directed to a high density test probe which provides a means for testing a high density and high performance integrated circuits in wafer form or as discrete chips. The test probe is formed from a dense array of elongated electrical conductors which are embedded in an... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center

20090315578 - Probe and probe card for integrated circuit devices using the same: A vertical probe comprises a linear body, a tip portion connected to one side of the linear body, and at least one slot positioned on the linear body. In particular, the vertical probe includes a depressed structure having a plurality of slots positioned on the linear body in parallel and... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090315577 - Probe card assembly: Disclosed is a probe card assembly including a main body, a probe base provided at a center of the main body, and a plurality of test probes connecting the main body and the probe base. Therein, each of the test probes has a tip extending out from the probe base... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090315576 - Probe card assembly and test probes therein: Disclosed are a probe card assembly and test probes used therein. The probe card assembly includes a main body, a probe base provided at a center of the main body, and a plurality of test probes connecting the main body and the probe base. Therein, each of the test probes... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090315580 - Probe apparatus: A probe apparatus includes a mounting table having a mounting table main body and a chuck top, cylinder mechanisms surrounding a mount of the chuck top, and a connecting mechanism to releasably connect the cylinder mechanisms to a head plate horizontally supporting a probe card. When a semiconductor wafer, mounted... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090315581 - Chuck for supporting and retaining a test substrate and a calibration substrate: A chuck for supporting and retaining a test substrate includes a device for supporting and retaining a calibration substrate. The chuck comprises a first support surface for supporting a test substrate and a second support surface, which is laterally offset to the first support surface, for supporting a calibration substrate... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20090315582 - Test mode enable circuit: A test mode enable circuit for putting a device in a test mode includes a serial-to-parallel shift register reset by a reset signal, a decoder circuit, and a gate circuit. The shift register receives and converts a control signal in serial form to control data in parallel form. The decoder... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090315583 - Testable integrated circuit and ic test method: A circuit portion (100) of an IC comprises a plurality of conductive tracks (130) for coupling respective circuit portion elements (150), e.g. standard logic cells, to a power supply rail (110), with the conductive tracks (130) being coupled to the power supply rail (110) via at least one enable switch... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20090315584 - Measuring board for examining different types of sections of mcp product: A measuring board includes: a first memory section measuring socket having a first memory section measuring socket terminal, the first memory section measuring socket terminal being connected to a first memory section terminal of a first memory section of an MCP product; and a second memory section measuring socket having... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090315585 - Transistor diagnostic circuit: In one embodiment, a diagnostic circuit is used to test the on-resistance of a transistor.... Agent: Mr. Jerry Chruma Semiconductor Components Industries, L.L.C.

12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090309571 - Particulate matter sensor: A particulate matter sensor (1) which may be used as an onboard particulate matter diagnostic sensor includes an insulating base (2) that has at least a pair of opposing plane surfaces, an electrode nucleus (3) that is formed on one of the pair of opposing plane surfaces of the base... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090309572 - Apparatus and method for current transformer adaptation: An apparatus and method for current transformer adaptation for extending a distance between a current sensing location, having a load current carrying load conductor, and a current measuring location having a measuring instrument. A first current transformer adapted to being connected to the load conductor is used to sense the... Agent: Vincent Patent Agency

20090309573 - Determining output voltage or current in an smps: An apparatus and method for determining an output voltage or output current in an SMPS circuit 10 are described. The SMPS circuit comprises a switching element 18 which in operation is switched according to consecutive switching cycles. An electrical value IL within the SMPS circuit 10 is compared to a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090309574 - Device for counting oscillations of an oscillating temporal signal: A device for counting oscillations of an oscillating temporal signal. The device comprises means for counting all the alternate crossings of a positive threshold value and of a negative threshold value by a monitored time signal.... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20090309575 - Multi-output determination circuit: An embodiment of the present invention provides a multi-output determination circuit that determines whether or not any one input voltage of a plurality of input voltages is equal to or higher than an upper-limit voltage value. This multi-output determination circuit includes a first diode-OR, upper-limit reference voltage generation means, and... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090309577 - High temperature speed sensor: A gas turbine shaft speed sensor including a sensing coil comprised of a central conducting wire, the sensor and conducting wire is surrounded by a layer of mineral insulator and the mineral insulator is surrounded by a metallic, non magnetic, sheath. A sensing coil formed with this construction allows the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090309576 - Speed sensor pick-up for fluid device: A speed pick-up ring includes a main body having a plurality of targets and defining a plurality of notches. Each notch is disposed between adjacent targets. Each notch includes a base wall, a first sidewall and an oppositely disposed second sidewall. The base wall includes a convex portion. A fluid... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090309578 - Sensor inductors, sensors for monitoring movements and positioning, apparatus, systems and methods therefore: A generally planar shaped inductor is disclosed that is particularly adaptable for use in motion or position sensors. One inductor can function as a signal input unit and another as a pick up unit in an arrangement wherein both inductors are placed in a generally parallel juxtaposition for flux flow... Agent: Catherine A. Lewis

20090309579 - Sensor inductors, sensors for monitoring movements and positioning, apparatus, systems and methods therefore: A generally planar shaped inductor is disclosed that is particularly adaptable for use in motion or position sensors. One inductor can function as a signal input unit and another as a pick up unit in an arrangement wherein both inductors are placed in a generally parallel juxtaposition for flux flow... Agent: Catherine A. Lewis

20090309580 - Amr array magnetic design for improved sensor flexibility and improved air gap performance: An AMR array magnetic position sensing system for improved sensor flexibility and improved air gap performance is disclosed. A pair of magnets can be enclosed in a magnet carrier that moves along a path and located above an array of AMR position sensors. The magnets are generally magnetized through the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090309582 - Apparatus and method for detecting position of magnetic element: An exemplary apparatus for detecting whether a magnetic element is mounted at a correct position on a retaining member is provided. The apparatus includes a holder, a magnetoresistive sensor, and a processor. The magnetoresistive sensor is held by the holder and capable of sensing a present magnetic flux from the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090309581 - Method and system for adjusting the sensitivity of a magnetoresistive sensor: The system for measuring high currents or magnetic fields using a magnetoresistive sensor (80) includes a device for applying a known predetermined magnetic bias field Hbias in a direction such that it has a non-zero component of the field perpendicular to a detection direction of the magnetoresistive sensor (80) that... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090309586 - Gobo wheel location drive: A gobo wheel with automatic detection system that automatically detects a rotational position of the gobo. The rotational position can be detected by a magnetic marking system. Each of the gobos can be randomly placed within the holder. the position of the gobos can be automatically determined during a start... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc

20090309584 - Rotary velocity sensor and rotary position and velocity sensor: A rotary velocity sensor includes a stator having a coil and a rotor having a permanent magnet. The rotor is substantially coaxially aligned with the central longitudinal axis of the stator, surrounds the coil, and is rotatable with respect to the stator about the axis. A rotary position and velocity... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090309585 - Rotation angle detection device: A rotation angle detection device comprises a rotor (120) attached to a measurable rotation body (Sh) for rotating with the measurable rotation body to be measured a rotation angle, and comprising a magnet (110) that a magnetic flux density around the measurable rotation body is changed thereby in response to... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090309583 - Rotation angle sensor and rotation angle sensor system: Rotation angle sensor and rotation angle sensor system for determining the angle of rotation of a shaft which can rotate at its shaft end, having a housing, having a shaft mount which is mounted on the housing such that it can rotate, having at least one signal transducer arranged on... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20090309587 - Techniques for electrically characterizing tunnel junction film stacks with little or no processing: Probes are electrically connected to a surface of a tunnel junction film stack comprising a free layer, a tunnel barrier, and a pinned layer. Resistances are determined for a variety of probe spacings and for a number of magnetizations of one of the layers of the stack. The probe spacings... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090309588 - System and methods for actuation on magnetoresistive sensors: The present invention relates to systems and methods for magnetic actuation of particles from and toward the surface of a sensor with a magneto-resistive element. The orientation of magnetic fields and arrangement of magnetic field generating means with respect to the sensor maintains or restores the sensitivity of the magneto-resistive... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090309589 - Device for the in-line detection of surface defects in a rolled product in a rolling stand and relative method: A device (10) for the in-line detection of surface defects of a rolled product (30) in a rolling stand (11, 111) comprises an inspection unit (19) having one or more coils (20, 21) able to generate and detect magnetic fields. The rolling-stand (11, 111) is provided with a support structure... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090309590 - Magnetic sensor and method of manufacturing thereof: The present invention relates to a magnetic sensor with which magnetic characteristics are made extremely stable by consideration of an area of contact of a base layer of a magnetic substance and a semiconductor substrate. On a semiconductor substrate a plurality of Hall elements are embedded so as to be... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090309591 - Displaced electrode amplifier: A displaced electrode amplifier (“DEA”) for measuring signals from high impedance sources. The amplifier may include an operational amplifier (“op-amp”) configured as a unity gain buffer, with a feedback path to the non-inverting input to at least partly compensate for a parasitic input shunt impedance. In cases where the device... Agent: Krueger Iselin LLP (1391)

20090309592 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a fluid image data acquisition unit and a flow velocity measuring unit. The a fluid image data acquisition unit acquires fluid image data, corresponding to mutually different inversion times, by imaging with applying at least three inversion recovery pulses having the inversion times. The... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20090309593 - Micelle solution to reduce dielectric resonance effects in mri phantoms: A micelle solution for use in MRI phantoms (10) comprises a non-hydrogen bearing oil or oil-like fluid (26), a surfactant (29) and water (28) mixed to form a micelle solution and held in a non-ferromagnetic, non-conductive container (12) sized to be received by the MRI machine.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090309595 - Magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus: In an imaging according to the step moving method, a slice imaging condition with respect to each station is optimized, thereby enabling an efficient imaging. A controller of an MRI apparatus displays positioning frames 601 to 606, and operation handles 607 and 608 thereof, in order to set a slice... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090309594 - Magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus using a circularly polarized rf resonator detecting right and left circularly polarized components of mr signals: In an MR imaging method and apparatus which MR images with improved signal intensity, improved signal-noise ratio, improved contrast and improved image homogeneity can be acquired, the polarization state of the magnetic field of the RF pulses radiated into the measurement subject and of the resonance signals emitted by the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090309596 - Magnetic resonance system and operating method with compensation of second-order maxwell terms: A magnetic resonance system has a basic magnet system that generates a temporally static, spatially homogeneous basic magnetic field in an examination volume of the magnetic resonance system. At least one radio-frequency system is operated to excite nuclear spins in an examination subject in the examination volume to magnetic resonance,... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090309597 - Superparamagnetic nanoparticles based on iron oxides with modified surface, method of their preparation and application: The preparation of labelled cells proceeds by adding to the complete culture medium 5-20 μl, to advantage 10 μl, of a colloid containing 0.05-45 mg iron oxide per ml, to advantage 1-5 mg iron oxide per ml of the medium, and culturing the cells for a period of 1-7 days,... Agent: Notaro & Michalos P.C.

20090309598 - Apparatus for supplying stable, isolated dc power and method of making same: A power supply having an input, wherein the power supply includes a multi-winding transformer having an input and a plurality of outputs, and a plurality of rectifiers to provide a plurality of DC output voltages, wherein each rectifier is coupled to an output of the multi-winding transformer. The power supply... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090309599 - Method for subsurface electromagnetic surveying using two or more simultaneously actuated electromagnetic sources: A method for electromagnetic exploration includes imparting a first electromagnetic signal into subsurface formations from a first location and imparting a second electromagnetic signal into the formations from a second location substantially contemporaneously with imparting the first electromagnetic signal. The first and second electromagnetic signals are substantially uncorrelated with each... Agent: E. Eugene Thigpen

20090309600 - Measurement of formation parameters using rotating directional em antenna: A logging tool and method to make subsurface measurements is disclosed, wherein the tool is placed within a borehole penetrating a formation. The tool has a transmitter antenna and a receiver antenna spaced apart along a longitudinal axis of the tool, and at least one of the transmitter or receiver... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20090309601 - electromagnetic logging apparatus and method: l

20090309602 - Sequential resistivity imaging with asymmetric electrode arrays: A method for providing a symmetric resistivity image of a formation using at least one asymmetric sensor, includes: collecting a plurality of resistivity images, each of the images collected from the at least one asymmetric sensor disposed on a pad; assembling the plurality of resistivity images about a selected reference... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated

20090309603 - Hydrogen quantity sensor and hydrogen storage device using the same: It is an object of the present invention to provide a hydrogen quantity sensor that can directly measure hydrogen contained in a hydrogen storage device with simple and easy means. The hydrogen quantity sensor comprises a detecting electrode 30 comprised of a hydrogen storage alloy 18 disposed inside a hydrogen... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090309605 - Electric potential sensor: The present invention provides an electric potential sensor for the measurement of potentials non-invasively. The sensor comprises at least one detection electrode arranged for capacitive coupling with a sample under test and for generating a measurement signal, and a sensor amplifier adapted to receive the measurement signal as input and... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090309604 - Electrostatic monitoring system: An electrostatic monitoring system for detecting a risk of electrostatic discharge is used to detect conditions under which electrostatic discharge is likely, at distances sufficient to provide the time needed to take corrective action and mitigate any harmful effects. The system monitors electrostatic discharge conditions in the order of a... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC

20090309606 - System and method for testing light-emitting devices: A method for testing light-emitting devices in a batch-wise, associated with a system for the same purpose, comprises the steps of: preparing the light-emitting devices on a moving carrier unit in a manner of aligning a predetermined longitudinal direction of the light-emitting devices with a predetermined transportation direction of the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090309607 - Method and circuit arrangement for detecting the state of a load device which can be connected to a switching connection: A method for detecting the state of a load device which can be connected to a switching connection, wherein the switching connection can be coupled to, and decoupled from, a predefined switching potential. A voltage drop across the switching connection is used as a basis for detecting whether the load... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090309608 - Diagnostic methods for self-healing cables: Self-healing diagnostics methods are disclosed. One of the methods involves determining whether a self-healing cable has at least one self-healed region and includes transmitting an outgoing test signal down the self-healing cable and measuring the return test signal. The method also includes comparing the measured return test signal to an... Agent: OpticusIPLaw, PLLC

20090309611 - Cable detector: A cable detector includes one or more peak detectors that detect when a termination impedance is missing from the output of a line driver. A peak detection signal is asserted when signals on a transmission line exceed a threshold level. A fault condition is asserted when the peak detection signal... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090309610 - Electrical safety devices: A device for detecting the presence or absence of a potential difference across two conductive elements, including means to provide an indication of a potential difference between said two conductive elements, the means having a test connection between the two elements comprising two spaced conductive lines in parallel, each line... Agent: Wiley Horton

20090309609 - Testable integrated circuit, system in package and test instruction set: An integrated circuit die comprises a plurality of interconnects including a first test data input (142), a second test data input (144) and a test data output (152), and a test arrangement (100) for testing the integrated circuit die. The test arrangement (100) comprises a further multiplexer (150) coupled to... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20090309612 - Method and apparatus for determining circular characteristic: A method and a system for determining a circular characteristic for distance protection of a three-phase electric line, the system comprising means for detecting a fault on the electric line, means for identifying a faulted phase or phases of the electric line, means for determining, at a measuring point, a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090309613 - Anti-capture method and apparatus for micromachined devices: A MEMS device has a movable beam, a differential capacitor with a movable electrode that moves in response to the displacement of the movable beam and that is disposed between two stationary electrodes, and a voltage circuit for applying a first voltage to the first stationary electrode, second voltage to... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20090309614 - Techniques and systems for analyte detection: Techniques are used to detect and identify analytes. Techniques are used to fabricate and manufacture sensors to detect analytes. An analyte (810) is sensed by sensors (820) that output electrical signals in response to the analyte. The electrical signals may be preprocessed (830) by filtering and amplification. In one embodiment,... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090309615 - Method and sensor arrangement for measuring the mixing ratio of a mixture of substances: As regards a measurement structure which is as simple as possible and in order to influence the mixing operation or the transfer of substances to the slightest possible extent, a method for measuring the mixing ratio of a mixture of substances comprising at least two substances (10, 11) is configured... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090309616 - Touch and force sensing for input devices: A device may include a first layer, a second layer, a third layer, a capacitive sensing component coupled to the first layer, and a force sensing component coupled to the first layer and the third layer and configured to detect the amount of force applied to the second layer. A... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090309617 - Biosensor antibody functional mapping: Disclosed is a system and method for measuring aspects of antibody function in live-cell systems as defined herein. The system and method also provide a method to measure prophylaxis or remedial aspects of antibody therapeutic candidates in a live-cell or a live-cell model.... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20090309618 - Real time electronic cell sensing system and applications for cytotoxicity profiling and compound assays: The present invention includes devices, systems, and methods for assaying cells using cell-substrate impedance monitoring. In one aspect, the invention provides cell-substrate impedance monitoring devices that comprise electrode arrays on a nonconducting substrate, in which each of the arrays has an approximately uniform electrode resistance across the entire array. In... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20090309619 - Oil quality sensor and adapter for deep fryers: A system for measuring the state of degradation of cooking oil or fat includes at least one fryer pot; a conduit fluidly connected to the fryer pot for transporting cooking oil from the fryer pot and returning the cooking oil back to the fryer pot. A means for re-circulating cooking... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20090309620 - Tandem handler system and method for reduced index time: A system for testing with an automated test equipment (ATE) includes a tester having at least one test resource, a tandem handler, and a mux relay that switchably connects the test resource, via parallel connections, to either one of dual sockets at each instant of testing. The handler has first... Agent: H. Dale Langley, Jr. The Law Firm Of H. Dale Langley, Jr. PC

20090309621 - Iddq testing: Embodiments of the invention relate to device-embedded IDDQ testing in the field to detect defects, aging, and other reliability reducing problems. Methods of testing integrated circuits and integrated circuit devices are disclosed. For example, an integrated circuit device can comprise an integrated circuit, a buffer capacitor coupled to the integrated... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090309622 - Method and apparatus for calibrating internal pulses in an integrated circuit: A method and circuit for measuring internal pulses includes an enable circuit configured to receive a control signal from an on-chip built-in tester to enable measurement of internal circuits. A delay chain is configured to receive a pulse signal from an on-chip circuit component. Sampling latches each include a data... Agent: Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.

20090309624 - Method and device of measuring interface trap density in semiconductor device: A method is provided for measuring interface trap density in a semiconductor device. In the method, measurement parameters are input to a host computer. A pulse condition is set at a pulse generator using the measurement parameters. A pulse of a predetermined frequency generated by the pulse generator is applied... Agent: The Law Offices Of Andrew D. Fortney, Ph.d., P.C.

20090309623 - Method for assessment of material defects: A method is provided for measuring defects in semiconductor materials. In one embodiment the method includes placing deuterium in the material and directing an ion beam onto the material to cause a nuclear reaction with the deuterium. Products of the nuclear reaction are analyzed (NRA) to measure the concentration of... Agent: Burleson Cooke L.L.P.

20090309625 - Electronic circuit for measurement of transistor variability and the like: An electronic circuit includes an output terminal and at least a first measuring FET. The second drain-source terminals of a plurality of FETS to be tested are interconnected with the first drain-source terminal of the first measuring FET and the output terminal. The second drain-source terminal of the first measuring... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090309626 - Systems and methods for adjusting threshold voltage: Systems and methods for adjusting threshold voltage. A threshold voltage of a transistor of an integrated circuit is measured. A bias voltage, which when applied to a body well of the transistor corrects a difference between the threshold voltage and a desired threshold voltage for the transistor, is determined. The... Agent: Transmeta C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090302827 - Sensing circuit and method for a flyback converter: A flyback converter includes a transformer to convert an input voltage into an output voltage, a control circuit senses a primary current of the transformer to generate a current sense signal, and a sensing circuit is configured to sense a variation of the current sense signal between two time points... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090302828 - Oscillating system and assistant measuring circuit for oscillator: An assistant measuring circuit for an oscillator is provided. The oscillator provides N oscillating signals with different phases. The assistant measuring circuit includes N buffers, N reflection-type modulators, and a controller. An ith buffer among the N buffers receives and further transmits an ith oscillating signal among the N oscillating... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - - Iptec

20090302829 - Spectrum analyzer system and spectrum analyze method: Provided is a spectrum analysis system that measures a signal component at each frequency of an input signal, comprising a sampling section that samples the input signal at prescribed bandwidths to digitize the input signal, and outputs a resulting digital output signal; a converting section that converts the digital output... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090302830 - Integrated power detector with temperature compensation for fully-closed loop control: An amplifier circuit comprises a detection power input circuit for receiving an RF signal, and a bias circuit that includes an output for generating a bias signal in response to a reference control voltage. The power detector further comprises a detection circuit for generating a power control voltage having a... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )

20090302831 - Method for enabling monitoring of power consumption: Power consumption at a site is monitored. An electrical load is connected to a power source by an electrical conductor. A fuel-less energy producing device is electrically connected to a junction along the electrical conductor. A current sensor is electromagnetically coupled to the electrical conductor at a sensing position between... Agent: Sunpower Corporation C/o Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20090302832 - Measuring system for detecting a rotary-linear displacement and corresponding rotary-linear drive: The invention relates to more accurate rotative and linear positional measurement for a rotary-linear drive. A measuring system comprising a linear sensor (12) and a rotary sensor (20) is disclosed. A decoupling unit (11,14,17) decouples the rotary displacement from the linear displacement of a shaft (10); The decoupling unit (11,14,17)... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen

20090302833 - Magnetic detection apparatus: In a magnetic detection apparatus, a magnetic detection sensor generates a sensor output signal whose high level and low level have different potentials in accordance with the moving direction of a magnetic moving object, and a computer unit includes three comparator circuits and detects the output signal of the magnetic... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090302834 - Resonant linearly polarized body current sensor: A linearly polarized eddy current sensor including a source antenna and a parasitic antenna coupled to the source antenna, serves as a high sensitivity tool for the measurement of the surface impedance of sheet goods without requiring contact with the sample. Sheet goods can have an anisotropic, frequency-dependent surface impedance... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20090302835 - Apparatus and method for holding a rotatable eddy-current magnetic probe, and for rotating the probe around a boundary: An RFEC excitation unit and sensor apparatus and method that facilitate detection of cracks or other anomalies within or under a surface and immediately next to an expected structure (such as a rivet) that would otherwise cause a signal change preventing detection of the cracks. In some embodiments, the apparatus... Agent: Lemaire Patent Law Firm, P.l.l.c.

20090302836 - Device for non-destructive testing of a component by analyzing distibution of a leakage magnetic field: A device for non-destructive control of a component analyzes distribution of a leakage magnetic field emitted by the component when it is subjected to an exciting magnetic field, includes means for generating an exciting magnetic field inside the component to be tested, and means for detecting and measuring the distribution... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20090302837 - Non-linear magnetic field sensors and current sensors: The invention provides a magnetic field sensor or current sensor which can exhibit a substantially linear relationship between the sensor signal and the logarithm of the magnetic field or current. The sensor may be used as a wide dynamic range sensor which can offer a constant relative sensitivity and a... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20090302839 - Coil element selection device for selecting elements of a receiver coil array of a magnetic resonance imaging device: The present invention provides a sensor selection device for selecting sensor elements of a magnetic resonance imaging device, the sensor selection device comprising a provider for providing a first characteristic property (601) of a first sensor element (603) within a predetermined scan volume and for providing a second characteristic property... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090302838 - Mr method for selective excitation: A magnetic resonance method for using radio frequency pulses for spatially selective and frequency selective or multidimensionally spatially selective excitation of an ensemble of nuclear spins with an initial distribution of magnetization in a main magnetic field aligned along a z-axis, wherein a spin magnetization with a given target distribution... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20090302842 - Biradical polarizing agents for dynamic nuclear polarization: The present invention provides methods for performing dynamic nuclear polarization using biradicals with a structure of formula (I) as described herein. In general, the methods involve (a) providing a frozen sample in a magnetic field, wherein the frozen sample includes a biradical of formula (I) and an analyte with at... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20090302840 - Method and apparatus for contrast inflow dynamic mr angiography: A system and method for MR imaging includes a computer programmed to determine first and second view-ordering sequences. The first and second view-ordering sequences comprise values corresponding to respective views of first and second k-space data sets, respectively, wherein the values corresponding to a central view of each the first... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (gems)

20090302844 - Regenerative expansion apparatus, pulse tube cryogenic cooler, magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, nuclear magnetic resonance apparatus, superconducting quantum interference device flux meter, and magnetic shielding method of the regenerative expansion: A regenerative expansion apparatus includes a regenerative tube configured to regenerate cryogenic cooling at the time of expansion of a coolant gas; a cylinder in communication with a low temperature end of the regenerative tube, the cylinder being configured to generate the cryogenic cooling by repeating compression and expansion of... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090302841 - Surface coil arrays for simultaneous reception and transmission with a volume coil and uses thereof: This invention provides arrays of counter rotating current surface coils for simultaneous reception and transmission with a volume coil for improved signal-to-noise ratio and radio frequency field homogeneity for in particular high-field (4-8 T) imaging of deep body regions, such as central brain structures.... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20090302843 - System for measuring a magnetic resonance signal based on a hybrid superconductive-magnetoresistive sensor: The system for measuring a magnetic resonance signal within a sample (4) placed in a static external magnetic field (H) includes an excitation device (1 to 3, 6 to 10) for applying high-intensity radio-frequency pulses at a predetermined emission frequency fe in a measurement zone containing the sample (4). The... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090302845 - Method and device for field quality testing of a magnetic resonance antenna: In a method and device for field quality testing of a magnetic resonance antenna arrangement of a magnetic resonance system composed of multiple antenna elements, a test signal is fed into the respective antenna elements by a transmission antenna and the test signal, or a noise signal that occurs with... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090302846 - Rf-switched superconducting resonators and methods of switching thereof: A multimode resonator resonating at two or more frequencies is operated at cryogenic temperatures and composed of a superconducting material or a normal metal with a superconducting section serving as a RF superconducting switch. The multimode resonator is coupled to a NMR spectrometer and a RF switch power source, wherein... Agent: Varian Inc. Legal Department

20090302847 - Multi-axial antenna and method for use in downhole tools: Embodiments of a multi-axial antenna system and system for measuring subsurface formations are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed. In some embodiments, the multi-axial antenna system comprising at least two co-located coils wound around a torroidal-shaped bobbin. Each coil generates a magnetic field in a mutually... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090302848 - Apparatus and method for logging: An apparatus for logging in a borehole comprises a longitudinal body. A pad is coupled to and radially extendable from the longitudinal body toward a wall of the borehole. The radially extendable pad comprises a sensor. The radially extendable pad is rotatable about a longitudinal axis by a predetermined angle.... Agent: William E. Schmidt, P.C.

20090302849 - Electromagnetic exploration: A system and method include receiving electromagnetic energy emanating from a target using a plurality of receivers, and generating a pseudo-source based at least in part on a location of one or more of the plurality of receivers and the received electromagnetic information.... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.

20090302850 - Electromagnetic subterranean imaging instrument: The instrument utilizes at least one electromagnetic signal transmitter and at least one electromagnetic signal receiver with the receiver detecting a receiver signal responsive to the transmitter signal and indicative of subterranean details adjacent to the instrument. The instrument is attachable to a tow vehicle for transport and includes a... Agent: Bradley P. Heisler Heisler & Associates

20090302852 - Measuring casing attenuation coefficient for electro-magnetics measurements: Methods and related systems are described for making an electromagnetic induction survey of a formation surrounding a cased section of a borehole. An electromagnetic transmitter and/or receiver are deployed into the cased section of the borehole. One or more additional devices are used to measure the properties of a conductive... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20090302851 - Modular geosteering tool assembly: A retrievable tool for steering through an earth formation includes a first tool assembly and a tilted antenna attached to the first tool assembly. The tool also includes a second tool assembly attached to the first tool assembly and a tilted antenna attached to the second tool assembly. The first... Agent: Krueger Iselin LLP (1391)

20090302853 - High resolution magnetotelluric method for removing static frequency domain: A high resolution magnetotelluric method for removing a static frequency domain, comprising steps of: (1) installing multiple sampling devices at the surface of the area to be explored in a form of an array, adjacent observation points sharing a same electrode; (2) performing conventional processing on all observation results whereby... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20090302854 - Apparatus for formation resistivity imaging in wells with oil-based drilling fluids: Sequential measurements are made using a two terminal resistivity imaging device wherein the measure electrodes are activated sequentially with the remaining electrodes in a floating mode. This eliminates the hardware requirements for focusing electrodes, prevents galvanic leakage between proximal electrodes and the effects of mutual coupling between circuits including proximal... Agent: Madan & Sriram, P.C.

20090302855 - Method and system for characterizing a battery: Methods and systems are provided for characterizing a battery. A property of the battery is measured. A dynamic characteristic of the battery is determined from a second order linear dynamic model.... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20090302856 - Plug-in module for a liquid or gas sensor: A plug-in module for a liquid- or gas-sensor comprised of a sensor module (SM) and a sensor module head (SMH), which can be releasably connected together, and which, when connected, enable data and energy transfer via a galvanically decoupled transfer section, wherein the sensor module head (SMH) includes an energy... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090302857 - Hydrogen gas sensor: The object of the present invention is to provide a hydrogen gas sensor that may suffer less influences from the environmental space as well as exercise less influence to the environmental space. The hydrogen gas sensor 10 comprises a first electrode 12 and a second electrode 14 are provided, and... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090302858 - Trailer signal converter: A signal converter and method of converting a signal are provided. The converter includes a power supply, microcontroller and current sensor. The microcontroller is connected to a power supply and is configured to receive inputs from a vehicle and output signals to loads of a second vehicle. The sensor is... Agent: Mcdonald Hopkins LLC

20090302861 - Circuit test apparatus: A circuit testing apparatus for testing a device under test is disclosed. The device under test includes a first terminal end and second terminal end for generating a first output signal and a second output signal, respectively. The circuit testing apparatus determines whether the device under test has passed the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090302859 - Method for testing a passive infrared sensor: The method for testing a passive infrared sensor, the sensor comprising a housing in which an infrared sensor element with two terminal pins and a circuitry connected to the terminal pins of the infrared sensor element are arranged, the method comprises the steps of repeatedly generating and applying individual known... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.

20090302860 - Operating characteristic measurement device and methods thereof: A device includes an integrated circuit device having a sensor to measure an operating characteristic of the device. The sensor provides information based on the measured operating characteristic to a trigger module. In response to the information indicating the measured operating characteristic meets a threshold associated with a device failure,... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20090302862 - Method and system for monitoring partial discharge within an electric generator: Electrical generators used for power generation typically operate at high voltage. The High operating voltage results in a severe electrical stress environment for the generator conductor insulation system. The high electrical stress cal lead to a phenomena such as corona, partial discharge and arcing that can cause damage to the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090302863 - Device for simulating the symmetrical and asymmetrical impedance of an asynchronous motor: The present invention relates to a device for simultaneous simulation of a symmetrical and an asymmetrical impedance of an asynchronous machine. The device has three subcircuits for simulating the three phases of the asynchronous machine. Each subcircuit preferably comprises a series connection of a main inductance, a leakage inductance and... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20090302864 - Method and device for indicating an electric discharge inside a bearing of an electric drive system: The present invention relates to a method for indicating an electric discharge in a non-conducting medium (22) between a rolling element (20) and a raceway (16, 18) in a bearing (12) of an electric drive system (10). The method comprises: remotely detecting radio frequency signals emitted from the electric drive... Agent: Skf Usa Inc.

20090302865 - Method and device for measuring the thickness of a layer of material: Described herein is a method for measuring, via a microwave sensor, the thickness of a layer of first material, said method envisaging: acquiring at least one frequency response of the layer of first material via a microwave sensor; setting the microwave sensor on a plurality of specimens of second materials... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090302866 - Analytical scanning evanescent microwave microscope and control stage: A scanning evanescent microwave microscope (SEMM) that uses near-field evanescent electromagnetic waves to probe sample properties is disclosed. The SEMM is capable of high resolution imaging and quantitative measurements of the electrical properties of the sample. The SEMM has the ability to map dielectric constant, loss tangent, conductivity, electrical impedance,... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090302867 - Method for ascertaining and monitoring fill level of a medium in a container: A method for ascertaining and monitoring the fill level of a medium in a container the method utilizes a fill-level measuring device, wherein, according to the technique of time-domain reflectometry, high-frequency measuring signals are guided via at least one measuring probe in the direction of the medium, reflected on at... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090302868 - Analysis and compensation circuit for an inductive displacement sensor: A circuit arrangement for analysis and compensation of the signals for an inductive displacement sensor is provided. The circuit includes a first operating amplifier, a second operating amplifier and a coil for a displacement measurement, in parallel with the second operating amplifier output and the second operating amplifier first input... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090302869 - Probe with electrostatic actuation and capacitive sensor: A supported probe device that has a probe tip and probe body, the probe body having a sample facing surface and an opposing surface. The probe tip and a first electrode are on the sample facing surface. A second electrode is present on the probe body opposing surface. A third... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20090302870 - Soil moisture sensor with data transmitter: A sensor and method for sensing moisture content of a medium such as soil is disclosed. In an embodiment, the sensor includes a sensing circuit, a processing module, a register, and a communications interface for communicatively coupling the sensor to an external communications device. In use, the sensing circuit generates... Agent: Arthur G. Schaier Carmody & Torrance LLP

20090302871 - Method and apparatus for detecting capacitance using a plurality of time division frequencies: Disclosed herein is a method for detecting capacitance including: allowing an oscillator to output a plurality of time division oscillation frequencies according to the capacitance detected by a capacitance detection plate; counting the plurality of time division oscillation frequencies during a predetermined time period; and offsetting increasing and decreasing of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090302872 - Electrochemical strip for use with a multi-input meter: Strips, particularly test strips and adapters for test strips, for use in meters for the electrochemical measurement of analyte in a sample material and in particular the glucose concentration of a sample of blood. The strips comprise a plurality of working connectors, for interfacing with the meter, coupled to one... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090302873 - System for electrochemically measuring an analyte in a sample material: Strips, particularly test strips and adapters for test strips, for use in meters for the electrochemical measurement of analyte in a sample material and in particular the glucose concentration of a sample of blood. The strips comprise a plurality of working connectors, for interfacing with the meter, coupled to one... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090302875 - Chip test method: A chip test method is disclosed and includes: loading chips on a chip tray and fastening a cover plate on the chip tray; loading the chip tray with the cover plate in a chip test device; aligning a probe card of the chip test device with a test unit of... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090302874 - Method and apparatus for signal probe contact with circuit board vias: A method and apparatus for probing a circuit board, is provided. One implementation involves a signal probe including a tip having a plurality of strands of flexible conductive material surrounding the tip, the strands extending out from the tip to provide multiple points of contact with the rim of a... Agent: Ibm-acc-washington C/o Myers Andras Sherman LLP

20090302876 - Component for testing device for electronic component and testing method of the electronic component: A component for a testing device for an electronic component includes a testing board; a projection electrode provided on a main surface of the testing board; a positioning part provided on the main surface of the testing board, the positioning part being configured to position the electronic component; and a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090302877 - Reduced ground spring probe array and method for controlling signal spring probe impedance: A reduced ground spring probe array and a method for controlling the impedance of the signal spring probes in the reduced ground spring probe array. Signal spring probes are positioned in a row-column format across the surface of the spring probe tower. Ground spring probes are positioned in a row/alternating-column... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP

20090302878 - Test contact system for testing integrated circuits with packages having an array of signal and power contacts: A test fixture (120) is disclosed for electrically testing a device under test (130) by forming a plurality of temporary mechanical and electrical connections between terminals (131) on the device under test (130) and contact pads (161) on the load board (160). The test fixture (120) has a replaceable membrane... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC

20090302879 - Semiconductor device: When a stop condition is satisfied, a stop condition determination circuit (10) issues a stop instruction to an operation stop control circuit (11) to stop the operation of a functional circuit (14). A storage device (12) stores therein determination results made by the stop condition determination circuit (10) and operation... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090302880 - Wide area soft defect localization: Various apparatus and methods of testing a semiconductor chip for soft defects are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of testing a semiconductor chip that has a surface and plural circuit structures positioned beneath the surface is provided. An external stimulus is applied to a series of fractional portions of... Agent: Timothy M Honeycutt Attorney At Law

20090302881 - Internal memory for transistor outline packages: A transistor outline (TO) package includes a housing having a window and a substrate. Circuitry is coupled to the substrate within the housing. The circuitry comprises a laser diode and memory configured to store information related to the TO package. Electrical connectors are coupled to the substrate at the opposite... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)

12/03/2009 > 62 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories.

20090295364 - Methods of using a nanotransfer printing stamp having conductively coated sidewalls: Methods and apparatuses for generating electrically-conductive and/or semi-conductive films, and more specifically, methods and apparatuses for generating conductive and/or semi-conductive films having nanoscale features are provided. In one embodiment, an electrically-conductive or semi-conductive film (e.g., a gold layer of less than 50 nanometer thickness) is provided on a substrate (e.g.,... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090295365 - Method for the precise measurement of dependency on amplitude and phase of plurality of high frequency signals and device for carrying out said method: The present invention refers to a method for the precise measurement of dependency on amplitude and phase of a plurality of high frequency signals, preferably in the synchrotron accelerator of elementary particles. The essence of the solution according to the invention lies in that with a single measuring device and... Agent: Beem Patent Law Firm

20090295366 - E-field sensor arrays for interactive gaming, computer interfaces, machine vision, medical imaging, and geological exploration: A 3D Motional Command System (MCS) is disclosed for interactive gaming, computer interfaces, communications, imaging, and geological exploration. The system can perform standoff gesture recognition and also function as touch-screens. E-field sensors and array topologies are disclosed comprised of FET discrete transistors. The designs facilitate the fabrication of high density... Agent: Thomas G. Cehelnik

20090295367 - Method to communicate with multivalved sensor on loop power: A method and apparatus for detecting at least two process variables in a loop powered circuit. The method includes the steps of (a) powering the loop, detecting a first process variable value during a first time interval, (b) detecting a second process variable value during a second time interval after... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.

20090295368 - Arrangements for a current sensing circuit and integrated current sensor: An electronic circuit for sensing a current includes a circuit board having first and second major opposing surfaces and a current conductor for carrying the current. The current conductor includes a circuit trace disposed upon the circuit board. The electronic circuit also includes an integrated circuit disposed upon and electrically... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20090295369 - Current sensing circuit: A current sensing circuit is coupled to a current amplifier. The current sensing circuit comprises a power MOS, a switch and a switching resistor. The switching resistor has a value of ranging from approximately some kiliohms to approximately several ten kiliohms. The power MOS outputs a large current. The switch... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090295370 - Branch meter with strip adjustment: A power monitoring system.... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20090295371 - Actuator/wedge improvements to embedded meter switch: Disclosed is a wedge shaped actuator device configured to provide separation of spring supported electrical contacts in an electrical switch. The wedge is configured with dual contour sides to maximize transfer of energy from a drive solenoid to the contact carrying springs. Portions of the wedge are relieved to allow... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090295372 - Nanoscopic electrode molecular probes: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for enhancing the electron transport property measurements of a molecule when the molecule is placed between chemically functionalized carbon-based nanoscopic electrodes to which a suitable voltage bias is applied. The invention includes selecting a dopant atom for the nanoscopic electrodes, the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC

20090295373 - Integrated circuit with tracking logic: An integrated circuit including an amplifier and a first circuit. The amplifier is configured to receive a sensed signal and provide an amplified signal. The first circuit is configured to track a first signal that is based on the amplified signal. The first circuit includes a first comparator, tracking logic... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090295374 - Sensor: A sensor according to the invention has a U-shaped magnet having a pair of opposing portions spaced apart from each other, forming a flux-free region between the pair of opposing portions. A Hall element varies an output voltage according to the density of passing flux. A spacer regulates the positional... Agent: Barley Snyder, LLC

20090295375 - Rotation sensor: A rotation sensor for detecting rotation of an object includes a semiconductor substrate, a vertical Hall element, and a magnetoresistive element. The vertical Hall element is formed in the semiconductor substrate to detect a magnetic field parallel to a surface of the semiconductor substrate. The vertical Hall element outputs a... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090295377 - Contactless position sensor for vehicle: A position sensor has opposed parallel flux concentrators with a gap between them, and permanent magnets are disposed between the concentrators at the ends of the concentrators in the gap. A magnetic sense element is disposed in the gap between the magnets. The magnets with flux concentrators do not move... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090295376 - Magnetic odometer with direction indicator systems and methods: Systems and methods for determining a directional movement of an object such as a wheeled vehicle. The system includes a magnet having a north pole and a south pole mounted to the object, a single magnetic sensor positioned such that the sensor can individually detect each magnetic pole as the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090295378 - Confined field magnet system and method: A system and method of generating a magnetic field that is uniform in magnitude and direction may generally restrict the field from expanding away from a longitudinal axis. In some instances, such a magnetic field may be controllable in magnitude and direction. In accordance with some embodiments, a generated magnetic... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090295379 - Electromagnetic field measuring apparatus and method therefor: A plate conductor and at least three columnar conductors erected on the plate conductor are provided. At the same time when an electric field is measured by the plate conductor, two components of a magnetic field at the same measurement points as those at which the electric field is measured... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090295380 - Circuit that provides output voltages in a homogenous magnetic field: A circuit including Hall plates and an amplifier. The Hall plates are configured to provide Hall voltages in a homogenous magnetic field such that a first Hall plate has a first positive voltage and a first negative voltage and a second Hall plate has a second positive voltage and a... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090295381 - Magnetic sensor integrated circuit device and method: An sensor includes a substrate with a magnetic field sensor mounted on the substrate. The magnetic field sensor has a first surface defining a plane. A magnetic flux conducting member has a second surface that is not parallel to the first surface. A non-magnetic member is situated between the magnetic... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090295382 - Methods and systems for magnetic field sensing: One embodiment relates to a sensor. The sensor includes a first magnet having a first surface and a second magnet having a second surface. A differential sensing element extends alongside the first and second surfaces. The differential sensing element includes a first sensing element and a second sensing element. In... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates LLC

20090295383 - Wireless biliary stent system with wishbone-array resonant magnetoelastic sensor and conformal magnetic layer: A stent and a magnetoelastic resonant sensor are provided for sensor a physical characteristic in a bodily vessel or cavity. External coils interact with the sensor to induce a resonance that is responsive to the physical characteristic, such that the device may wirelessly measure physical characteristics such as mass loading... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090295384 - Magnetic field sensor and electrical current sensor therewith: A magnetic field sensor comprises a magnetic field sensing cell and a magnetic shield comprising at least two parts separated by an air-gap and surrounding the magnetic field sensing cell positioned in a cavity of the magnetic shield.... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20090295385 - Magneto sensor system and method of use: Instruments, systems and methods for using the instrument and systems are disclosed, where the systems include a magneto sensor, such as a superconducting quantum interference device (“SQUID”) and are designed to detect changes in a magnetic field in an animal including a human.... Agent: Robert W Strozier, P.l.l.c

20090295386 - Position detection system: A position detection system that does not require calibration measurement to be performed in advance and reduces the work required for detecting a position and so on is provided. The provided position detection system includes a device having a magnetic inductance coil; a drive coil that has a position-calculating frequency... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090295387 - Shear wave generation system for medical imaging: A system is configured to produce a stress on a subject while performing a magnetic resonance elastography scan in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. The system includes an active driver operable to produce an energy configured for a magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) process. A passive actuator is configured to... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090295388 - Hybrid automatic tuning/matching for nmr probes: Remote adjustment of a selected one of a plurality of adjustable NMR probe circuit components is achieved with a plurality of selectable linear actuators, the selected one of which urges a platen against a respective driven gear, azimuthally locked to its shaft, to displace it axially along that shaft. When... Agent: Varian Inc. Legal Department

20090295390 - Low field electron paramagnetic resonance imaging with squid detection: In one embodiment, a flux transformer with a gradiometer pickup coil is magnetically coupled to a SQUID, and a SQUID array amplifier comprising a plurality of SQUIDs, connected in series, is magnetically coupled to the output of the SQUID. Other embodiments are described and claimed.... Agent: Seth Z. Kalson C/o Cpa Global

20090295389 - Magnetic field probe and method for manufacturing the same: A magnetic field probe comprises a sample (4) that exhibits magnetic resonance at an operating frequency, an electrically conductive structure (8) surrounding the sample for receiving a magnetic resonance signal therefrom, and a solid jacket (12) encasing the sample and the conductive structure. The jacket is made of a hardened... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20090295391 - Combined electromagnetic sensor and magnetometer: A combined electromagnetic and magnetometer detection system for detecting objects. The system includes a primary electromagnetic transmitter for generating a primary magnetic field; an electromagnetic sensor for sensing secondary magnetic fields generated by a target region subjected to the primary magnetic field; a magnetometer sensor substantially centered at a center... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090295392 - Resistivity imager in non-conductive mud for lwd and wireline applications: An apparatus, method and computer-readable medium for imaging an earth formation. A downhole assembly having a resistivity sensor is conveyed in a borehole penetrating the earth formation. The resistivity sensor includes a plurality of antenna coils arranged along a radial line that is substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of... Agent: Madan & Sriram, P.C.

20090295393 - Octupole induction sensors for resistivity imaging in non-conductive muds: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for performing resistivity measurements of a borehole wall using a transverse octupole sensor. The sensor may be a resistivity sensor. Higher resolution is obtained with an octupole sensor than with lower-order-pole sensors. For the resistivity case, the ratio of dual-frequency measurements has... Agent: Madan & Sriram, P.C.

20090295394 - Sensor cable for electromagnetic surveying: A sensor cable for surveying. The sensor cable may comprise at least one pair of current sensor electrodes and an amplifier. The current sensor electrodes may be disposed along opposite sides of the sensor cable. The current sensor electrodes may be configured to detect current in an electromagnetic field transverse... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C. Jeffrey E. Griffin

20090295396 - Assembled battery monitoring apparatus, method for detecting wiring disconnection of assembled battery, and assembled battery system: An assembled battery monitoring device that detects presence of disconnection in wiring pulled from an assembled battery in which a plurality of electric cells are connected in series. The electric cells are connected respectively in parallel to auxiliary current channels each having a setting resistance value, and the presence of... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates

20090295395 - Storage battery and battery tester: A storage battery is provided which has a first and second post for electrically coupling to an electrical system. A test plug is provided for use in coupling the storage battery to an electronic battery tester. In another aspect, a battery tester is provided having a plug configured to couple... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090295399 - On-vehicle battery condition estimation device: A battery condition estimation device estimates a pre-restart voltage drop amount ΔVjh+ΔVbn of a battery mounted to a vehicle during period T1 to T2 from initiation of an engine stop until initiation of an engine restart based on detection values regarding the battery condition. The device estimates a voltage drop... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090295397 - Systems and methods for determining battery parameters following active operation of the battery: When the load of a battery powered device is removed or significantly reduced, the voltage response may be recorded or analyzed in real time. The parameters of a battery's equivalent circuit can be found by fitting recorded or real time voltage response to a model function. The model function may... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090295398 - Voltage detecting device for battery modules: A voltage detecting device for battery modules can reduce the difference in frequency response of an anti-aliasing filter for each battery module whose voltage is measured, and provide an accurate voltage measurement. The voltage detecting device for battery modules includes a plurality of switches connected to battery modules constituting a... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090295400 - Electrostatic partricle sensor: An electrostatic particle sensor for sensing particles in exhaust gases includes: a lateral surface electrode having an effective flow volume, a gas flow to be tested flowing through it; an inner electrode situated inside the lateral surface electrode; and a voltage source which is in an electrically conducting connection with... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090295401 - Leak detecting circuit: A leak detecting circuit includes: a current path having one end connected to a conductor housing a device supplied with a direct-current voltage from a direct-current power source, and having another end connected to a negative electrode of the direct-current power source; the current path including a limiting resistance for... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090295403 - Inter-device connection test circuit generating method, generation apparatus, and its storage medium: A test circuit can use a simple test pattern data without customization for each substrate and considerably reduce a test preparation process. A connection test circuit is generated by receiving the input of the data of the connection relation indicating the devices mutually line-connected among a plurality of devices, the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090295402 - Voltage island performance/leakage screen monitor for ip characterization: A method is provided for characterizing performance of a chip having at least one voltage island and at least one performance screen ring oscillator (PSRO). An on-chip performance monitor (OCPM) is incorporated on the voltage island. Performance measurements of the voltage island are generated with only the voltage island under... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (ibm-bur)

20090295404 - Test apparatus and test module: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test, comprising a control apparatus that controls the test apparatus; a pattern generator that generates a plurality of test patterns to be provided to a plurality of input terminals of the device under test; a plurality of variable delay circuits... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090295405 - Resonance scanning system and method for testing equipment for electromagnetic resonances: A resonance scanning system and method for testing equipment for electromagnetic resonances uses a resonance detection subsystem with at least one probe to identify at least one of a resonating location, a resonating frequency and a quality factor of a resonance of the equipment and an automatic scanning subsystem to... Agent: Thomas H. Ham Wilson & Ham

20090295406 - Silicon mems resonators: The invention relates to MEMS resonators. In one embodiment, an integrated resonator and sensor device comprises a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) resonator, and an anchor portion coupled to the MEMS resonator and configured to allow resonance of the MEMS resonator in a first plane of motion and movement of the MEMS... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090295407 - Device and handling system for measurement of mobility and sheet charge density: An apparatus (10) for contactless measurement of sheet charge density and mobility includes a microwave source (16), a circular waveguide (50) for transmitting microwave power to a sample (59), such as a semiconductor wafer or panel for flat panel displays, at a measurement location, a first detector (18) for detecting... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Princeton

20090295408 - Nanostructured surface for microparticle analysis and manipulation: The present invention provides an apparatus, comprising a first mechanical structure having a first rigid surface, an area of the first rigid surface having a nanostructured surface. The apparatus also includes a second mechanical structure having a second rigid surface and opposing the first mechanical structure. The second rigid surface... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Alcatel-lucent

20090295409 - Capacitive voltage divider touch sensor: A system for measuring capacitance has a measurement circuit with a first reference capacitor connected to a first node and to a second node. Each of the nodes is connected to a unit operable to apply a reference voltage or ground to one of the nodes. Each node has a... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20090295410 - Opening and closing apparatus and method for manufacturing sensor supporting member: An opening and closing apparatus is disclosed. The opening and closing apparatus includes an opening and closing body, a capacitance sensor, and a sensor support member. The capacitance sensor has a conductive sensor electrode, and outputs a detection signal that corresponds to the capacitance between the sensor electrode and a... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090295411 - Occupant detection system and method for calibrating: A method includes measuring a first frequency response of an electrode at a first frequency across a range of environmental conditions, measuring a second frequency response of the electrode at a second frequency across the range of environmental conditions, and comparing the first and second frequency responses measured to define... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090295412 - Occupant detector with electronic interference compensation: A occupant detection system includes an electronic device in communication with a sensor. The system detects an occupant by way of measuring an impedance of an electric field emitted by the sensor. The electronic device is configured to acquire data values from an output signal of the sensor, and reduce... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090295413 - Sensor system: A sensor system having a sensor unit for detecting a measured variable, and an evaluation unit, which are interconnected via at least one or a plurality of connection line(s), the sensor unit having a sensor, which is connected to a supply voltage, and includes a signal output for a measuring... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090295414 - Transient emission scanning microscopy: An apparatus for analyzing an integrated circuit to which one or more test signals are applied. An example apparatus includes an objective lens that views reflections from the integrated circuit, a device that houses at least two optical fibers, a component that receives reflections from the objective lens and directs... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090295415 - Testing of multiple integrated circuits: A testing system includes a tester probe and a plurality of integrated circuits. Tests are broadcast to the plurality of integrated circuits using carrierless ultra wideband (UWB) radio frequency (RF). All of the plurality of integrated circuits receive, at the same time, test input signals by way of carrierless UWB... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20090295416 - Replaceable probe apparatus for probing semiconductor wafer: A probe apparatus for probing a device on a semiconductor wafer to be tested by a testing equipment is provided. The probe apparatus includes a replaceable probe tile removably mounted in a probing location on a base plate. The probe tile is configured into a self-contained assembly which includes a... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090295417 - Test system, electronic device, and test apparatus: Provided is a test system that tests a device under test, including a plurality of internal test circuits that are provided inside the device under test and that are used for testing an operation circuit of the device under test; a device control section that is electrically connected to the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090295419 - Memory chip and method for operating the same: A memory chip and method for operating the same are provided. The memory chip includes a number of pads. The method includes inputting a number of first test signals to the pads respectively, wherein the first test signals corresponding to two physically-adjacent pads are complementary; inputting a number of second... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090295420 - Semiconductor device and testing method: A semiconductor device, comprising: a wafer; a radio receiving circuit chip that is formed on the wafer, and receives electric power and a test start signal transmitted by radio from outside; and a plurality of non-volatile memory chips that are formed on the wafer and respectively have self-diagnosis test circuits... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090295418 - Test apparatus: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test, including a first pipeline that sequentially propagates pieces of pattern data included in a first test pattern, according to a first test period, and outputs the resulting data to the device under test; a second pipeline that sequentially propagates... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090295421 - Test pattern of semiconductor device, method of manufacturing the same, and method of testing device using test pattern: Disclosed are a test pattern of a semiconductor device, a method of manufacturing the same, and a method of testing the device using the test pattern. The test pattern includes a lower metal pattern part formed over a semiconductor substrate, an intermetal insulating film formed over the lower metal pattern... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC

20090295422 - Compensation scheme for multi-color electroluminescent display: A method of compensating for changes in the characteristics of transistors and electroluminescent devices in an electroluminescent display, includes: providing an electroluminescent display having a two-dimensional array of subpixels arranged forming each pixel having at least three subpixels of different colors, with each having an electroluminescent device and a drive... Agent: J. Lanny Tucker Patent Legal Staff

20090295423 - Compensation scheme for multi-color electroluminescent display: A method of determining characteristics of transistors and electroluminescent devices, includes: providing an electroluminescent display; providing for pairs of electroluminescent devices drive circuits and a single readout line, each drive circuit including a readout transistor electrically connected to the readout line; providing a first voltage source; providing a second voltage... Agent: J. Lanny Tucker Patent Legal Staff

20090295425 - Direct detect sensor for flat panel displays: Each sensor of a linear array of sensors includes, in part, a sensing electrode and an associated feedback circuit. The sensing electrodes are adapted to be brought in proximity to a flat panel having formed thereon a multitude of pixel electrodes in order to capacitively measure the voltage of the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090295424 - Test circuit and method for an electronic device: A test circuit for an electronic device including a liquid crystal display (LCD) device. The LCD device includes a pulse width modulator (PWM) to provide voltages to a display panel of the LCD device, a plurality of feedback circuits to output feedback voltages to the PWM, and a power supply... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

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