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03/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100072975 - Battery system and battery pack: To provide a battery system that can detect connecting locations of a plurality of battery packs with a simple structure, the battery system includes a plurality of terminal blocks 21 to 24 to which the plurality of battery packs 11 to 14 are connected. Each battery pack includes a first... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP

20100072976 - Sensing element, manufacturing method thereof, and biological detection system employing such sensing element: A sensing element includes a field-effect transistor (FET) with an ultra-thin channel, a reference electrode, a first and a second passivation layer, and a microchannel. The first and the second passivation layer enclose a first and a second portion of the FET, respectively. The microchannel is bonded to the first... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100072977 - Electronic device and test method of electronic device: An electronic device includes a receiver receiving a signal, a driver outputting a signal, and at least one of an amplitude measuring device having an amplitude detector connected to an input end of the receiver and a jitter measuring device having a phase detector connected to an output end of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100072978 - Synchrophasor measuring device and inter-bus-line phase angle difference measurement unit using the same: Voltage instantaneous value time-series estimation data and a present-time voltage estimation value are calculated by using an actually-measured frequency and voltage instantaneous value time-series data according to a least square method. A present-time voltage effective value is determined by using the calculated voltage instantaneous value time-series estimation data, and a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100072979 - Method for testing a variable digital delay line and a device having variable digital delay line testing capabilities: A device and a method for testing a variable digital delay line that includes multiple taps. The method includes providing, an input signal to the variable digital delay line and finding, for each tap out of a group of tested taps of the variable digital delay line, a variable delay... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20100072980 - Method and apparatus for current measurement in an electrical network, in particular a multiphase electrical network: The invention relates to a method for current measurement in an in particular multiphase electrical system, in which an electrical load is energized as desired by at least one circuit element and a control unit produces drive signals which act on the at least one circuit element in order to... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20100072981 - Voltage measurement instrument and method having improved automatic mode operation: An AC/DC voltage measuring instrument is operable in a DC mode, an AC mode, or an automatic mode. In the DC mode, an input terminal is coupled directly to an analog-to-digital converter, which generates a digital output signal indicative of the amplitude of the received signal. In the AC mode,... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100072982 - Test equipment and test system using the same: A test equipment to test power over Ethernet (PoE) function of an Ethernet device comprises a first connector, a second connector, a data signal transmission circuit, a first polarity determination circuit, a second polarity determination circuit and a notification circuit. The first connector receives and transmits data signals and power... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100072983 - Hub mountable speed sensing device: A hub mountable speed sensing device comprising a housing, a metallic tubular insert adapted to be press-fitted with respect to said housing, a stationary speed sensing probe comprising a magnetic conversion device having a bias magnet and adapted to be inserted into the housing in close proximity to a rotating... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP

20100072984 - Influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles in a region of action of an examination object: A method and an arrangement for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles in a region of action of an examination object is disclosed, which method comprises the steps of: generating a magnetic selection field by means of selection means, the magnetic selection field having a pattern in space of its magnetic... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100072986 - Device and method for measuring the position of a mobile part: A device for measuring the position of a mobile part (4), include: at least one magnetic node (10) capable of modulating the amplitude of an excitation magnetic field according to the amplitude of a magnetic field to be measured, the magnetic node having a magnetic cycle for magnetic induction that... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100072987 - Displacement sensor: A displacement sensor includes a primary coil (2), secondary coils (4a, 4b), and a movable magnetic core (6) movable with displacement of an object to be measured to cause voltages generated in the secondary coils (4a, 4b) to vary. The secondary coils (4a, 4b) are differentially interconnected. A polyphase signal... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20100072985 - Magnetic resonance system with orientation detection of tools: A magnetic resonance system has a basic field magnet that generates a static basic magnetic field that is essentially homogeneous within an examination volume, the basic magnetic field having a basic direction. At least one tool can be inserted into the examination volume and can be removed from it. The... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100072989 - Magnetic rotation sensing: Embodiments for rotation sensing are provided. The device may include a magnet apparatus comprising a magnet, the magnet apparatus configured to be coupled to a dial apparatus of a meter. Also included may be a magnetic field sensor configured to be coupled to a dial cover. When the magnet apparatus... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100072990 - Magnetic rotation sensing: Embodiments for rotation sensing are provided. A device may include a magnet apparatus including a first and a second magnet. The magnet apparatus may be configured to be coupled to a dial apparatus of a meter. The device may include a first magnetic field sensor and a second magnetic field... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100072988 - System that obtains a switching point with the encoder in a static position: A system including an encoder, multiple sensing elements and control logic. The encoder has a pole pitch and is configured to rotate in a direction of rotation. The multiple sensing elements are situated along the direction of rotation and span at least half the length of the pole pitch. The... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20100072991 - Method and arrangement for locating magnetic markers in a region of action: A method and an arrangement for influencing and/or detecting and/or locating magnetic markers in a region of action is disclosed, which method comprises the steps of: generating a magnetic drive field so that the magnetization of the magnetic marker changes, generating a magnetic selection field having a pattern in space... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100072992 - Magnetic field sensor array for measuring spatial components of a magnetic field: A magnetic field array for measuring spatial components of a magnetic field is proposed, in which with at least one magnetic field sensor utilizing the XMR effect in a magnetoresistive film structure, a further component, perpendicular or nonparallel to the film structure of the magnetic field to be detected, is... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20100072993 - Method of detecting carrier spin polarisation and apparatus for the same: A method of detecting spin polarization in a subject material comprises applying a potential difference across the subject material causing an electrical current to flow across the material, thereby inducing carrier polarization within the material in a direction perpendicular to the direction of current flow, carriers of one spin orientation... Agent: Williams Mullen

20100072995 - Nmr measurement method: An NMR measurement method adapted for measurements on solid mixture samples starts with irradiating a pulse sequence to the sample in order to measure the longitudinal magnetization relaxation times of nuclei possessing homogeneous longitudinal magnetization relaxation times (step 1). After a lapse of a given period of time t, a... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100072994 - Nmr systems for in vivo detection of analytes: This invention relates generally to NMR systems for in vivo detection of analytes. More particularly, in certain embodiments, the invention relates to systems in which superparamagnetic nanoparticles are exposed to a magnetic field and radio frequency (RF) excitation at or near the Larmor frequency, such that the aggregation and/or disaggregation... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100072999 - Device and method for positioning a small animal for an mri measurement: A device used in performing imaging magnetic resonance measurements (=MRI) in a Region of Interest (ROI) (9) of a small animal (3) with an MRI magnet system (7), with a cradle (5) on which the small animal (3) is lying, and with a radio-frequency (=RF) antenna (6), wherein the RF... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20100072998 - Magnetic resonance method and device to automatically differentiate water-dominated and fat-dominated tissue: In a magnetic resonance method and system to automatically differentiate whether a pixel of an MR image acquired with magnetic resonance system originated from fat-dominated tissue or water-dominated tissue, only one spin echo-based magnetic resonance signal per pixel is acquired at a point in time at which the phase of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100072997 - Magnetic resonance system with transmission of a digitized magnetic resonance signal across an air gap: A magnetic resonance system has a patient receptacle and a base body. The patient receptacle has a subframe and a patient bed supported thereon so as to move a patient thereon through the base body. The base body has a basic field magnet system, a gradient system and an RF... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100072996 - Methods and systems for magnetically resonating both a subject and a substance administered to the subject: Embodiments of the current invention include a magnetic resonance system including a magnetic resonance device and a substance to be introduced to a subject in accordance with a treatment. Further embodiments of the current invention include a method of using a magnetic resonance system including administering a substance to a... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20100073000 - Radio frequency coil apparatus and methods: Radio frequency (RF) coil configurations and methods are disclosed. Non-magnetic elements may be used in combination with an RF coil. The non-magnetic elements may be metal. The non-magnetic metal elements may be designed and configured to facilitate tuning of an RF coil, and to modify a magnetic field produced by... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100073001 - System and method for determining sub surface geological features at an existing oil well site: An array of electromagnetic receiver antennae is arranged and operated in conjunction with the operation of an array of far field electromagnetic transmitter antennae for mapping subsurface features of an existing well site reservoir. Mapping is performed according to the relative intensities, frequencies, phase shifts, and/or other reflected signal parameters... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group

20100073002 - Circuit interrupter with continuous self-testing feature: A circuit interrupter includes a current transformer, phase conductor and neutral conductor. The phase conductor and the neutral conductor are each configured to pass through the transformer from line side to load side that are defined by the current transformer. The circuit interrupter generates a continuous test current by continuous... Agent: Leviton Manufacturing Company Incorporated (cdfs) C/o Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20100073003 - Battery information acquiring apparatus: A battery information acquiring apparatus includes a voltage acquiring unit which acquires an inter-terminal voltage of the battery cell; a battery information acquiring circuit which acquires battery information of the battery cell with the acquired voltage being supplied as a first power supply voltage and; a radio circuit which transmits... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100073004 - Voltage detecting circuit: A voltage detecting circuit includes a switch group that selects any one of a plurality of battery cells connected in series, a sampling capacitor that maintains a potential difference between a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal of a battery cell selected by the switch group, a measuring... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100073005 - Car battery system: The car battery system of the present invention is provided with a battery block 2 that retains a plurality of battery cells 1 in a stacked configuration and has a terminal plane 2A, which is coincident with terminal surfaces 1A established by positive and negative battery cell 1 electrode terminals... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100073006 - Apparatus and method of charge induction for cable to system testing: The present invention is directed to an apparatus that minimizes the effects of hand capacitance on a cable, the apparatus also being configured to generate and induce a charge, wherein the charge couples a capacitance to the cable, the capacitance matching a typical capacitance that a hand couples to a... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917

20100073007 - Wireless portable automated harness scanner system and method therefor: The present document describes an assembly for interfacing an existing harness connector of an installed wiring harness to a test module, the assembly comprising: a harness-specific connector for connecting to the existing harness connector; a test box connector module connected to the harness-specific connector and for connecting to a test... Agent: Benoit & Cote, S.e.n.c.

20100073008 - Partial discharge coupler for application on high voltage generator bus works: A partial discharge coupler for detecting partial discharges in a conductor includes a frequency dependent network, a differential amplifier and a frequency selective coupling component. The frequency dependent network includes a first filter component, a fuse component and a load component, typically coupled together in series with reference to a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100073010 - Flashover analysis tool: According to the present invention, there is provided a method to minimize human intervention during decision making process while controlling the electrical power system by identifying the initiating element that cause a tripping of the transmission overhead lines and capable of identifying the potential future protection system failures that can... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100073011 - Light soaking system and test method for solar cells: A method and apparatus for exposing a solar device to simulated environmental conditions is described. In one embodiment, a chamber is described. The chamber includes a frame defining a partial enclosure having an interior volume, the frame comprising a door selectively sealing an opening in the frame, a plurality of... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx

20100073009 - Test circuit adapted in a display panel of an electronic device: A test circuit adapted in a display panel of an electronic device is provided. The test circuit is to test the pixel array function of the display panel, wherein the test circuit comprises: a plurality of test signal lines, a plurality of test signal transmitters, a plurality of gate lines... Agent: Brian M. Mcinnis

20100073012 - Method for detecting water leakage of coil and water leakage detector applicable to this method: According to the present invention, a method of detecting water leakage in a coil, which determines whether or not cooling water leaks into an insulation layer, the water being supplied to a conductor of a coil covered with the insulation layer, including: applying an AC voltage to the conductor; bringing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100073013 - Validation of arc flash detection systems: An arc flash validation unit may generate stimulus to be received by an arc flash detection unit (AFDU) and observe the response of the AFDU thereto. The response of the AFDU to the stimulus may allow for validation of the AFDU (e.g., validation that the AFDU is operating as expected).... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Richard Edge

20100073014 - Time-domain reflectometer: The present invention provides a time domain reflectometer for testing an electrical cable. The time domain reflectometer includes a test signal generator, at least one line feed resistor, connected between the test signal generator and a pair of terminals, for connection to the ends of the electrical cable under test,... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100073015 - Power generation capacity indicator: Improved portable power sources such as batteries, fuel cells, power generators and the like can include structure or apparatus that are adapted to provide an indication of the power capacity remaining within the portable power source. In some cases, these power sources may be configured to accommodate remote communication regarding... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services

20100073016 - Electro-mechanical switches and methods of use thereof: One aspect of the invention relates to an ultrathin micro-electromechanical chemical sensing device which uses swelling or straining of a reactive organic material for sensing. In certain embodiments, the device comprises a contact on-off switch chemical sensor. For example, the device can comprises a small gap separating two electrodes, wherein... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20100073017 - Method for operating a heatable exhaust gas probe: A method for operating an exhaust gas probe, in particular a lambda probe, in the exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine, where at least one heating element for achieving the operating temperature in the exhaust gas probe and determination of the temperature of the exhaust gas probe is performed... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100073018 - Adjustable probe head: An adjustable probe head consists of a probe head enclosing a plurality of test paths with a header that is attached to one of its opposing sides and electrically connected to the test paths. The header may be removably attached to the probe head. The probe head may enclose a... Agent: Thomas F. Lenihan Tektronix, Inc.

20100073019 - Apparatus for obtaining planarity measurements with respect to a probe card analysis system: A system and method of mitigating the effects of component deflections in a probe card analyzer system may implement three-dimensional comparative optical metrology techniques to model deflection characteristics. An exemplary system and method combine non-bussed electrical planarity measurements with fast optical planarity measurements to produce “effectively loaded” planarity measurements.... Agent: Dicke Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Christopher Mclaughlin

20100073020 - Probe of electrical measuring instrument: Disclosed is a probe of an electrical measuring instrument including a handle and at least one loop antenna coupled to the handle. A plane defined by the loop antenna is oriented to face an object to be inspected, to detect electrical characteristics in the vicinity of the object. Enhanced accessibility... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100073021 - Electrical contact probe: A contact probe assembly, for placement within a probe receptacle for performing tests on an electrical device, includes the following elements. The hollow barrel has two openings at two opposite ends thereof, wherein the hollow barrel is adapted to be axially disposed within the probe receptacle. The first plunger is... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm

20100073022 - In-situ monitoring and method to determine accumulated printed wiring board thermal and/or vibration stress fatigue using a mirrored monitor chip and continuity circuit: A monitoring system includes a monitor chip or chips soldered to a printed wiring board. By mirroring a function IC chip interface with the monitor chip, the consumed and remaining thermal/and or vibration-fatigue life of the function IC chip based on the life-environment actually experienced through monitoring of the monitor... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

  
03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100066348 - Apparatus and method for molecule detection using nanopores: A detector device comprises a substrate (50), a source region (S) and a drain region (D), and a channel region (65) between the source and drain regions. A nanopore (54) passes through the channel region, and connects fluid chambers (56,58) on opposite sides of the substrate. A voltage bias is... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100066346 - Fabrication of microstructures integrated with nanopillars along with their applications as electrodes in sensors: This invention presents microstructures enhanced with nanopillars. The invention also provides ways for manufacturing nanopillar-enhanced microstructures. In some embodiments, the invention also provides methods of use for the nanopillar-enhanced microstructures.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100066347 - Position sensor: A resolver the resolver comprising an excitation coil for receiving an excitation signal formed by amplitude modulation of a high-frequency signal and a detection coil for outputting a detection signal. The resolver is arranged to detect a change in position of a rotor provided with the excitation coil or the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100066349 - Method and apparatus of load detection for a planar wireless power system: Embodiments of the subject invention relate to a method and apparatus for determining information regarding a load in a planar wireless power transfer system by extracting system operating parameters from one or more test points in the transmitter circuit. As shown in FIG. 1, a specific embodiment showing three test... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100066350 - Current sensor: A current sensor includes a housing having a pair of first slits, a bus bar supported by the housing and electrically connected to a battery post provided on a battery, an annular shield member arranged so as to surround an axis extending in a direction in which a current is... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100066351 - Device for measuring a current flowing in a cable: An exemplary embodiment relates to a measuring device for measuring a current flowing in a first cable. The measuring device includes a measuring shunt in the form of a plate connected in series with the first cable and associated with a measuring electronic card connected to a data transmission cable.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100066353 - Rotation angle detection device: A rotation angle detection device comprises a magnet (110) that can be attached to a measurable rotation body (Sh) so as to rotate as integral with a rotation of the measurable rotation body (Sh), by which a magnetic flux density around the measurable rotation body (Sh) changes in response to... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100066352 - Rotation detector and rotation detector-equipped bearing: A rotation detecting device capable of outputting information on the absolute angle using an ABZ phase signal and without extra operation and procedures required, and a bearing assembly having this rotation detecting device incorporated therein are provided. The device includes an absolute angle detecting sensor unit for detecting the rotation... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100066354 - Metallic debris detection sensor: The present invention relates to a sensor arrangement. In particular, a sensor for the measurement of magnetically active or ferrous debris, for example, as generated as a result of machine wear. There is provided a sensor (5) having a magnetic sensor head adapted to produce a magnetic field, —a magnetic... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP

20100066355 - Process measuring device: A process measuring device configured to identify malfunctions due to hardware and/or software errors is provided. The process measuring device includes a measuring unit for converting a non-electric variable to an electric variable with a modulation facility modulating the conversion, a signal processing device for processing the electric variable, or... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100066357 - Apparatus and method for measuring critical current properties of a coated conductor: The transverse critical-current uniformity in a superconducting tape was determined using a magnetic knife apparatus. A critical current Ic distribution and transverse critical current density Jc distribution in YBCO coated conductors was measured nondestructively with high resolution using a magnetic knife apparatus. The method utilizes the strong depression of Jc... Agent: Los Alamos National Security, LLC

20100066356 - Sensor device comprising means for determining the sample covered area of the sensitive surface: The invention relates to a microelectronic device (100) with means for the determination of the wetting grade of a sensitive surface (22) that lies adjacent to a sample chamber (1) with a sample fluid. In a particular embodiment, the device may be a magnetic sensor device comprising magnetic excitation wires... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100066359 - Magnetic detection device and electrical product: An integrated circuit is provided with two output terminals and a mode switch circuit which includes a pair of switch terminals. The mode switch circuit is allowed to switch the output mode between the 1-output mode for outputting the (+) magnetic field detection signal and the (−) magnetic field detection... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100066358 - Magnetic signature assessment: Magnetic signature assessment apparatus for a vehicle comprising sensors for incorporation in the vehicle to measure the magnetic field normal to a closed surface at least approximately bounding the vessel and processing means for calculating from the normal field measurements a scalar magnetic potential outside the surface. Apparatus may be... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100066363 - Imaging method for obtaining spatial distribution of nanoparticles in the body: A well-posed magnetic imaging method is disclosed that exploits the non-linear behavior of the characteristic time scale of the Neel relaxation for obtaining accurate high-spatial resolution images of magnetic tracers. The method includes placing an object in a selection field (static field) generated by three pairs of orthogonally arranged coil... Agent: Robert W Strozier, P.l.l.c

20100066364 - Magnetic resonance data acquisition and image reconstruction method and system: In a method and system to generate magnetic resonance (MR) images by MR data are acquired by a pure phase-coded imaging in k-space having a predetermined set of possible measurement points, with the MR data being acquired only for a predetermined subset of the measurement points of this set. An... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100066360 - Magnetic resonance imaging method using a parallel imaging technique combined with a zoomed acquisition technique: In a magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus, magnetic resonance data are acquired (an examination subject) using a zoomed method, and reconstruction of the image of the examination subject is undertaken using a parallel imaging reconstruction method.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100066361 - Method for fast magnetic resonance radiofrequency coil transmission profile mapping: A system and method for producing an image indicative of characteristics of a radiofrequency (“RF”) coil with a magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) system is disclosed. The method includes acquiring MR signals while performing a pulse sequence with the MRI system and driving the RF coil at a selected transmission power.... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100066362 - Method for obtaining amplitude and phase profiles of rf pulses for spatially selective excitation: A method for determining amplitude and phase dependencies of radio frequency pulses that are irradiated during traversal of a defined k-space trajectory to produce a spatial pattern of the transverse magnetization in an MR experiment using at least one RF transmission antenna, is characterized in that, in a calibration step,... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20100066365 - Methods for fat signal suppression in magnetic resonance imaging: The present invention is directed to methods for chemical species signal suppression in magnetic resonance imaging procedures, wherein Dixon techniques are enhanced by continuously sampling techniques. In the invention, k-space data is acquired during the entire period of read gradient associated with a gradient echo pulse acquisition scheme. The invention... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay

20100066366 - Adaptive signal averaging method which enhances the sensitivity of continuous wave magnetic resonance and other analytical measurements: This method of adaptive signal averaging is used to enhance the signal to noise ratio of magnetic resonance and other analytical measurements which involve repeatable signals partially or completely obscured by noise in a single measurement at a rate much faster than that observed with conventional signal averaging. This technique... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100066368 - Dedicated superconductor mri imaging system: The present invention relates to dedicated superconductor magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) RF apparatus and method of constructing the same. One Embodiment of the present invention provides an MRI breast imaging apparatus comprising an examination region, a patient support, at least one vacuum thermal isolation housing, a main magnet system, and... Agent: Yuan Qing Jiang

20100066372 - Electro-conductive pet phantom for mr/pet quality control measurement: A phantom for use in quality control measurement of a fully integrated magnetic resonance/PET scanner is disclosed. The phantom features radiation activity distributed throughout an electrically conductive binder. Suitably, the binder is elastomeric and includes carbon fibers distributed throughout it to set the conductivity of the phantom to a desired... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100066369 - Full-body antenna for a magnetic resonance system comprising hollow rods: A whole-body antenna for a magnetic resonance apparatus has an antenna structure composed of a number of antenna rods extending in a rod direction between first and second ends of the antenna structure. The antenna rods are distributed around a central axis of the antenna structure, forming an examination region... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100066367 - Integrated superconductor mri imaging system: The present invention relates to an integrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) RF apparatus and method of constructing the same. One Embodiment of the present invention provides an MRI apparatus comprising an examination region, a patient support, at least one vacuum thermal isolation housing, a main magnet system for generating a... Agent: Yuan Qing Jiang

20100066371 - Intrabody mri stacked flat loop antennas and related systems: Elongate intrabody MRI-antenna probes include opposing distal and proximal portions. The distal portion includes at least one multi-turn conductor arranged as a stack of substantially flat loops, each with a substantially rectangular elongate shape. A flat loop can reside on each of a plurality of adjacent vertically stacked substantially planar... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100066373 - Local coil facility for magnetic resonance tomography apparatus: A local coil facility is disclosed for a magnetic resonance tomography apparatus for examining an examination object. In at least one embodiment, the local coil facility includes at least one electronic processing system, a high frequency antenna, and an antenna housing to cover the high-frequency antenna and the at least... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100066370 - Method and apparatus for tuning and matching mri/nmr probe: A method and apparatus for tuning the frequency and matching the impedance of an RF coil, or probe, used for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are provided. In NMR/MRI, the RF coils used to acquire the data are tuned and impedance matched for enhanced performance. An embodiment of... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100066374 - Sample analyzer and sampling system: A spectroscopic sample analysis apparatus includes an actively controlled heat exchanger in serial fluid communication with a spectroscopic analyzer, and a controller communicably coupled to the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is disposed downstream of a fluid handler in the form of a stream selection unit (SSU), a solvent/standard recirculation... Agent: Richard L. Sampson Sampson & Associates, P.C.

20100066375 - Method for determining a status and/or condition of a led/oled device and diagnotic device: The present invention relates to a method for determining a status and/or condition of an LED/OLED device 10, comprising the steps of: applying at least one time varying signal 22 to the LED/OLED device, acquiring the response 24 to said at least one time varying signal, correlating said response with... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100066376 - Method for testing a protective device, a protective device, and test device: A method for testing a protective device as well as a correspondingly configured protective device and test device are provided.... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100066377 - Method for determining the battery capacity with the aid of capacity-dependent parameters: A method for determining a battery variable, in particular capacity of battery, with the aid of a state variable and parameter estimator, which calculates from operating variables of battery state variables and parameters of a mathematical energy storage model. Capacity of battery may be determined very accurately when the battery... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100066378 - Current mirror potentiostat: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for measuring current flow in an electrochemical cell are disclosed. A system includes a circuit configured to output a mirrored value of an electrical current flowing through an electrochemical cell. The system may also include a voltage controller, coupled to one or more electrodes of the... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100066379 - Abnormality detecting device for storage element, abnormality detecting method for storage element, abnormality detecting program for storage element, and computer-readable recording medium storing abnormality detecting program: An abnormality detecting device for a storage element is able to improve accuracy of abnormality detection for the storage element. The device includes at least an equalization process portion, an abnormality determination portion, a voltage measurement portion, and a control portion. The control portion issues a command to the equalization... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100066380 - Electron source for a vacuum pressure measuring device: A vacuum pressure measuring device with an electron source has a reaction zone for forming ions by impact ionization, wherein the electron source communicates with the reaction zone via a passage for the electrons. The electron source is surrounded by an insulating housing with a vacuum chamber, and a partition... Agent: Notaro & Michalos P.C.

20100066381 - Apparatus and method for adaptive fault detection in mv distribution circuits: A method and a protective device operable to perform the method are provided, wherein the method is for detecting and analyzing faults in a first cable and one or more other cables, which convey power in a three phase feeder system. Current magnitude in the first cable is compared to... Agent: Abb Inc. Legal Department-4u6

20100066382 - Test device and test method for a pv concentrator module: The invention relates to a test device for a PV concentrator module, comprising a first light source for generating a light that simulates solar irradiation, a lens system which concentrates the light beams emitted by the first light source to a pencil of rays whose individual light beams diverge by... Agent: Furr Law Firm

20100066383 - Array substrate and defect-detecting method thereof: The present invention discloses an array substrate and a defect detecting method thereof. The array substrate comprises one or more shorting bars for applying signals to a plurality of data lines or a plurality of gate lines of the array substrate while testing. The array substrate further comprises a line... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100066384 - Identifying damage to a wire: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention determine the type of damage to a wire, the amount of damage, and the location of the damage based on the wire's broadband impedance measured from a single measurement point. The type of damage is determined by comparing the... Agent: Hugh P. Gortler

20100066385 - Method for at least partly determining and/or adapting an attenuation map used for correcting attenuation of positron emission tomography image data sets in a combined magnetic resonance-positron emission tomography device: A method is disclosed for at least partly determining and/or adapting an attenuation map used for attenuation correction of Positron Emission Tomography image data sets in a combined Magnetic Resonance-Positron Emission Tomography device. In at least one embodiment of the method, at least one one-dimensional magnetic resonance data set of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100066386 - System for detecting, quantifying and/or locating water in aircraft sandwich structures and methods for using this system: A system for the detection of water in a sandwich structure for aircraft including: a microwave generator, at least two microwaves emitters/sensors mounted in the structure, and a microwave detector capable of detecting the microwaves after propagation in the structure; a data-processing unit associated with a library containing at least... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20100066387 - Device for determining the distance between a rotor blade and a wall of a turbine engine surrounding the rotor blade: A device for determining distance between a rotor blade and a wall of a gas turbine surrounding the rotor blade is provided. A waveguide guides and emits electromagnetic waves of at least one frequency in the direction of the rotor blade through a waveguide opening facing the rotor blade. The... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100066388 - Epitaxial soot sensor: A soot sensor has a soot-sensitive noble-metal structure formed as strip conductor sections on an electrically insulating carrier, whose strip conductor sections are between 5 and 100 μm wide and are spaced apart from each other between 5 and 100 μm. The electrically insulating carrier may be a single crystal... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100066389 - Characterization technique for dielectric properties of polymers: A test structure for polymer characterization over a wide frequency range, temperature range and under an applied DC electric field is disclosed. A high resistivity silicon substrate is topped by an adhesion layer. A polymer thin-film is deposited on a patterned metal1 layer which is deposited on top of the... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100066391 - Capacitance change measuring circuit of capacitive sensor device, capacitive sensor module, method of measuring capacitance change of capacitive sensor device, and electronic device: Scanning rate in a capacitance change measuring circuit for a capacitive sensor device is enhanced. The circuit includes: an electrode drive section line-sequentially applying an input pulse signal to a plurality of columns of first electrode patterns in the capacitive sensor device; a peak hold circuit storing a peak level... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20100066390 - Capacitance variation detection circuit and semiconductor device: In a hybrid IC including, a semiconductor chip including a capacitance sensor and a semiconductor chip including a detection circuit for detecting a variation in capacitance, the number of bonding wires required between the chips is reduced. A rear surface of a sensor chip is connected to an electrode on... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100066392 - Measurement equipment, test system, and measurement method: A measurement apparatus that detects a defect in a device based on the quiescent current (IDDQ) of a CMOS LSI or the like detects the defect by measuring the value of IDDQ that flows when a logic vector is applied. However, the miniaturization of CMOS LSIs has caused an increase... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100066393 - High density interconnect system for ic packages and interconnect assemblies: An improved interconnection system is described, such as for electrical contactors and connectors, electronic device or module package assemblies, socket assemblies, and/or probe card assembly systems. An exemplary connector comprises a first connector structure comprising a contactor substrate having a contact surface and a bonding surface, and one or more... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100066394 - Inspection unit: An inspection unit includes: a metal block having a through hole; a contact probe for grounding which is coaxially arranged in through hole; and a coil spring having electrical conductivity at least on a surface thereof and provided between an inner peripheral face of the through hole and an outer... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100066396 - Electrical connecting apparatus: An electrical connecting apparatus for use in electrical measurement of a device under test comprises a supporting member and a flat plate-like probe base plate. On one surface of the probe base plate are provided multiple probes abutting on electrical connecting terminals of the device under test undergoing an electrical... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20100066395 - Wafer prober integrated with full-wafer contacter: Methods and apparatus for testing unsingulated integrated circuits on a wafer include adapting a wafer prober for use with full-wafer-contacter disposed on the wafer. Some embodiments include placing wafer on a chuck of the prober, aligning the wafer to a full-wafer contacter incorporated in the wafer prober, removably attaching the... Agent: Raymond J. Werner

20100066397 - Alignment features in a probing device: An image of an array of probes is searched for alignment features. The alignment features are then used to bring contact targets and the probes into contact with one another. The alignment features may be a feature of one or more of the tips of the probes. For example, such... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie

20100066399 - Miniature fluid-cooled heat sink with integral heater: A temperature control device that includes a miniature liquid-cooled heat sink with integral heater and sensing elements is used as part of a system to provide a controlled temperature surface to an electronic device, such as a semiconductor device, during the testing phase. The temperature control device includes an interface... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100066398 - Temperature control device and temperature control method: Pressing an electronic device (2) to be tested to contact terminals (132a and 132b) while bringing a heater (112) having equal or close temperature change characteristics to those of the electronic device to be tested by a test pattern, transmitting a test pattern to the electronic device to be tested... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100066402 - Metallic probe, and method and apparatus for fabricating the same: A sharpened metallic probe having a top of main body including a carbon-containing metal and a method and an apparatus for fabricating the metallic probe. A metallic probe with an extremely sharpened tip is obtained by inducing a field emission from the tip of the main body of the metallic... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100066400 - Method and apparatus for determining the operating condition of generator rotating diodes: A controller (500) in an electric drive system is used to determine the operating condition of array of rotating diodes (302B) within a generator (204). During operation, the controller (500) receives a set of generator inputs, a set of machine parameters, and a set of diagnostic values. Next, the controller... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100066401 - Semiconductor device: Disclosed is a semiconductor device in which a circuit in the semiconductor chip is divided into a plurality of sub-circuits. The semiconductor device includes switches between the respective sub-circuits and a power supply, and a circuit that variably controls on-resistances of the switches 111 to 11N.... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100066403 - Test apparatus and test method: Provided is A test apparatus that tests a device under test, including a power supply section that supplies power to a power supply terminal of the device under test; a power supply control section that controls the power supply section to output the power at a plurality of voltage levels;... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

  
03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100060257 - Current sensor for power conversion: A technique for determining an output current of a power converter circuit samples a voltage of a switch node voltage signal at a midpoint of a low phase of the switch node voltage signal and generates a sensed current signal at least partially based on the sampled switch node voltage... Agent: Zagorin O'brien Graham LLP

20100060256 - Voltage detection apparatus: A voltage detection apparatus includes: a battery including a plurality of unit cells mutually connected in series; a plurality of blocks, each block including at least one of the plurality of unit cells; a plurality of voltage detectors, each detector connected to respective one of the blocks, and detecting a... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100060258 - Method for measuring the mains frequency, and electrical appliance that implements said method: A method for measuring the mains frequency by a digital control system of an electrical appliance, in particular an electrical household appliance, in which the digital control system is prearranged for performing rigorous measurements of the value of the mains frequency and of its variations through an operation of calibration... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20100060259 - Determining electric grid endpoint phase connectivity: The service phase of the electrical connection to a customer endpoint device located within a power distribution system is determined by various techniques. At the feeder level, the system may be programmed to induce momentary power interruptions, thereby causing missed zero crossings at the customer endpoint devices. The pattern of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100060260 - Measurement sensor, method for analyzing a nonpolar liquid, method for manufacturing a measurement sensor: A measurement sensor for analyzing a nonpolar liquid contains a field effect transistor that has an exposed gate contact for wetting with the nonpolar liquid, and an electrical shield that surrounds the gate contact and has openings for inflow and outflow of the nonpolar liquid.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100060261 - Measurement signal coupling device with electrical isolation and electrical equipment unit comprising one such device: The coupling device with electrical isolation comprises at least one input signal, an output of an output signal representative of said input signal, and signal transfer means with electrical isolation receiving the input signal and supplying said output signal. The transfer means comprise at least one signal transformer having at... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20100060262 - Rotational direction detector and method for determining the direction of rotation of a wheel: A rotational direction detector is specified which is provided for mounting to a circumferential segment of a wheel having at least one sensor, wherein a change in the output signal of the sensor occurs when the circumferential segment enters and/or leaves the wheel contact area. Furthermore a method is specified... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100060263 - Off-center angle measurement system: An angle measurement system including a magnet coupled to a rotating member and adapted to provide a magnetic field which rotates with the rotating member about a rotational axis of the rotating member, and an integrated circuit angle sensor disposed within the magnetic field at a radially off-center position from... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20100060264 - Self-testing sensor: Systems and methods for performing a self-test on a sensing device are described in the present disclosure. One implementation, among others, includes a method of performing a self test. In this implementation, the method includes supplying a periodic magnetic field upon a sensing element that is configured to sense a... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20100060265 - Sensor device with magnetic washing means: The invention relates to a sensor device, particularly a magnetic sensor device (200), for detecting magnetic particles (2) in a sensitive region (202) of a sample chamber (201). Magnetic particles (1) can be moved with the help of magnetic forces from the sensitive region (202) into a dump region (203),... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100060266 - Magnetic field analysis method, magnetization analysis device, and recording medium with computer program: It is possible to perform accurate magnetization analysis by considering the magnetic state of an incomplete magnetic region. A magnetization analysis device performs magnetization analysis by using a magnetizer parameter associated with a magnetizer and a magnet parameter associated with a magnet material so as to calculate a magnetization magnetic... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100060269 - Method and device for measuring the pole position angle of a magnetic levitation vehicle of a magnetic levitation system: A method for measuring the pole position angle between the magnetic field of a track-side stator of a magnetic levitation train track and the magnetic reference axis of a magnetic levitation vehicle located on the track. When the levitation magnet of the magnetic levitation vehicle is energized, a direction component... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100060270 - Method and system for inductive proximity sensing that includes mounting effect compensation: An inductive proximity sensor and related method for sensing a presence/position of a target, with mounting effect compensation, are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the method includes providing a proximity sensor having first and second coils that are both at least indirectly in communication with control circuitry. The method... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc. / Whd Attention: Susan M. Donahue

20100060268 - Angle sensor: A magnet which is attached to a rotary body and which is rotatable together with the rotary body; an annular yoke which extends annularly to surround an outer peripheral surface around a rotary shaft of the magnet and in which a notch portion is formed in a part in the... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100060267 - Magnetic rotational angle transducer: A magnetic rotational angle transducer has at least one Hall sensor (14) rotatable in a magnetic field of a given configuration relative to and offset from the rotational axis (16). To enable linearization of the output signal without additional signal processing over a large range of rotational angles, it is... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20100060271 - Sensor device for measuring rotational movements of a wheel bearing: The invention relates to a sensor device for measuring rotational movements of a wheel bearing, comprising at least one runner (12) of a plain bearing (12, 14), at least one pulse generator (19), cooperating with a sensor (10) for determining a torque or a value derived thereof, wherein the pulse... Agent: Michael J. Striker

20100060272 - Rotation angle detector: A rotation angle detector for detecting a rotation angle of a detectable rotation body, comprises: a primary rotation body to be attached to the detectable rotation body and to rotate as integral with the detectable rotation body; a secondary rotation body to rotate as a predetermined rotation ratio for the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100060273 - Sensor system for an in-line inspection tool: In an in-line pipe inspection tool, sensors for inspecting the pipe are mounted on sensor blocks moveable relative to the body of the tool. However, when the sensor blocks move radially to conform to different pipe diameters, the circumferential distances between the sensors changes. To ameliorate the effect of this,... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100060274 - Digital ferromagnetic part inspection: Digital ferromagnetic part inspection system and method use a magnetizer for magnetizing a ferromagnetic part to be inspected, wherein a defect in or near a surface of the ferromagnetic part causes an external magnetic field. A magnetic field sensing element is positioned near the ferromagnetic part for sensing the external... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100060275 - Magnetic sensor device with robust signal processing: The invention relates to a magnetic sensor device (100) comprising a magnetic field generator (1) driven with an excitation current of a first frequency (f1) and a magnetic sensor element (e.g. a GIVER sensor (2)) driven with a sensor current (I2) of a second frequency (f2) for measuring reaction fields... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100060278 - Magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus with phase-sensitive fluid suppression: In a method and magnetic resonance (MR) apparatus to separate a signal component of a cerebrospinal fluid from other signal components in the acquisition of MR images of an examination subject, a first signal acquisition with spin echo-based signals is executed, in which the signal components of the cerebrospinal fluid... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100060277 - Methods and apparatus for non-contrast enhanced pulmonary magnetic resonance imaging: In one aspect, a method of inducing nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signals from a region of an object having at least a portion of at least one pulmonary vein using at least one coil adapted to emit electromagnetic signals to induce an NMR effect is provided. The method comprises operating... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100060279 - Mr imaging with an rf pulse producing reduced magnetization transfer: A system and method are provided herein for designing and transmitting RF pulses which cause a reduced off-resonance magnetization transfer saturation. An RF pulse shape may be optimized according to a set of Bloch solutions defining a desired magnetization profile. An RF pulse may be transmitted according to this optimized... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (zps)

20100060280 - Mr imaging with an rf pulse producing reduced magnetization transfer: A system and method are provided herein for designing and transmitting RF pulses which cause a reduced off-resonance magnetization transfer saturation. An RF pulse shape may be optimized according to a set of Bloch solutions defining a desired magnetization profile. An RF pulse may be transmitted according to this optimized... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (zps)

20100060276 - System and method for tissue point tracking using magnetic resonance imaging: A system and method for MR based tracking of a tissue point includes a RF coil assembly configured to emit RF pulse sequences and a system control coupled to the RF coil assembly. The system control is programmed to cause the RF coil assembly to emit a first RF pulse... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (gems)

20100060283 - Detuning a radio-frequency coil: For detuning of radio-frequency coils (in magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, for example), a conducting element (102) of a transmission cable is configured to form a primary resonant circuit tunable to at least one first resonance frequency. A second conducting element (104) of the transmission cable is configured to form... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100060281 - Hybrid mri and method: An MRI includes a cylindrical housing having a long axis in which a patient is positioned essentially in parallel with the long axis of the cylindrical housing. The MRI includes an electromagnetic receiver coil system positioned about a cylindrical housing and aligned with the long axis of the cylindrical housing.... Agent: Ansel M. Schwartz Attorney At Law

20100060284 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and control method of magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: According to a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) apparatus, each of buttons provided in a plurality of sections included in a receiving coil receives from an operator a selecting operation of selecting a section in which the button itself is provided. A control unit of a computer system moves a table... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100060282 - Three-dimensional asymmetric transverse gradient coils: A transverse magnetic field gradient coil includes a set of primary coil loops (62) defining an operative coil end (66) and a distal coil end (68). The set of primary coil loops are configured to generate a magnetic field gradient in a selected region asymmetrically disposed relatively closer to the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100060285 - Detector for detecting a current carrying conductor and a method of validating operation of the detector: A detector for detecting a buried conductor comprises a plurality of antennas B, T. Each antenna B, T has a winding wound around the antenna, the winding being connected to a current source for providing a predefined current in the winding. When the predefined current is applied to the winding... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100060286 - Method to maintain towed dipole source orientation: Apparatus and method for a steerable horizontal electric dipole source system for underwater deployment as a moving source in electromagnetic surveying of subsurface regions for hydrocarbons. Position locating sensors (195) are placed near each electrode (26, 27), and means (197, 198) are provided for correcting the electrodes to be at... Agent: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company

20100060287 - Recording device for recording the switch state of an electromagnetic switch device: A recording device is for recording the switch state of an electromagnetic switch device. In at least one embodiment, the recording device includes a housing, in which a plunger is movably mounted. The plunger may be moved between two mechanical end positions, wherein the end positions of the plunger correspond... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100060288 - Method of detecting a sustained parallel source condition: A method of detecting a parallel source condition includes calculating a reactive power, comparing the reactive power to a predetermined threshold, and determining a parallel source condition in response to the reactive power exceeding the predetermined threshold.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100060289 - System for electrical apparatus testing: An easily implemented method of diagnosing both supply path, upstream, and load path, downstream, anomalies such as impedance events in machine or motor circuitry is accomplished by analyzing the across-the-line startup current and voltage time waveforms. No line of sight limitations exist and high accuracy exists. The techniques can be... Agent: Santangelo Law Offices, P.C.

20100060290 - Identification of power system primary arcs based on pulse density: A diagnostic instrument distinguishes primary arcs from other electrical discharges in an electric power system based on pulse time density of radio frequency noise caused by the discharges. The instrument counts a maximum number of noise pulses in any small time window over a period, and identifies the discharges as... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100060293 - Device for detecting the failure of an electrical power supply for a logic unit: An electrical power supply device for a logic unit (1), includes a control member (7) that can transmit a control voltage (6), a power relay (3), transmitting a power voltage (2) when it is controlled, an electronic stage (8) controlling the power relay (3) when the electronic stage (8) receives... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100060291 - Method and device for monitoring and electrical heating apparatus: The invention relates to a method for monitoring an electrical heating apparatus and to a corresponding apparatus. The electrical heating apparatus has at least one heating element. A measured value, which is dependent on the resistance and/or the inductance of the electrical heating element, is measured, the measurement being carried... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100060292 - Test structure for detection of defect devices with lowered resistance: The present invention relates to a test structure that comprises at least two devices under test DUT, which respectively have a first electrical device resistance in a non-defect state and a second electrical device resistance in defect state, the first being higher than the second electrical device resistance. In the... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100060294 - Timing generator and semiconductor test apparatus: A variable delay circuit has a simple configuration for being incorporated in a timing generator to control a delay time in real time and assure a timing margin. The variable delay circuit of the timing generator includes a delay circuit having a plurality of cascaded clock buffers; a plurality of... Agent: Muramatsu & Associates

20100060295 - Voltage detection apparatus: A voltage detection apparatus includes: a battery including unit cells mutually connected in series; a first block including at least one of the unit cells; a second block including at least one of the unit cells, and provided adjacent to the first block; a first voltage detector connected to the... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100060296 - Method and device for checking a sensor signal: Depending on a sensor signal, a noise signal which suppresses a useful signal spectrum of the sensor signal is determined by filtering using a filter. A noise variable, which is a measure of a noise of the sensor signal, is determined depending on the noise signal. An error of the... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100060298 - Capacitive electromagnetic flowmeter: The surface of a signal electrode is treated as substrate treatment. For example, an oxide film on the surface of the signal electrode is removed for roughing, and the roughened surface is used as a surface treated face. A coating of a fluororesin is provided on the surface treated face... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100060297 - Electrode arrangement for generating a signal indicative for the presence of an object within an observation region: The invention relates to an electrode arrangement for achieving the detection of the presence, position, and/or the intrusion of an object, particularly of human limbs in an observation region. The aim of the invention is to provide solutions that are advantageous over prior solutions when detecting an object, especially a... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20100060299 - Determining chip separation by comparing coupling capacitances: A semiconductor die includes proximity connectors proximate to a surface of the semiconductor die. This semiconductor die is configured to communicate signals with another semiconductor die via proximity communication through one or more of the proximity connectors. In particular, the proximity connectors include a first group of proximity connectors that... Agent: Pvf -- Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20100060301 - Noise rejection: A capacitive sensing circuit including a microchip and a sense plate, wherein the microchip comprises a hardware Q RF noise detector module that provides a logical indication of when noise impacts on the integrated circuit.... Agent: Jones, Tullar & Cooper, P.C.

20100060300 - Sensor system and methods for the capacitive measurement of electromagnetic signals having a biological origin: The invention relates to a sensor system and several method for the capacitive measurement of electromagnetic signals having a biological origin. Such a sensor system comprises a capacitive electrode device (10), an electrode shielding element (20) which surrounds the electrode device (10) at least in part in order to shield... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100060302 - Semiconductor device and method for measuring analog channel resistance thereof: A semiconductor device and a method for measuring an analog channel resistance thereof are provided. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, a gate insulating layer and a gate formed on the substrate, a source and a drain formed in the substrate and at both sides of the gate, a source... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100060303 - Electrical circuit diagnostic tool: Diagnosing electrical circuit faults can be accomplished with a variety of tools. Voltmeters are frequently used to measure voltage to determine whether a short is present, but are not well-suited for finding intermittent faults caused by corroded connectors or excessive voltage drop under operating loads. Measuring a static voltage without... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20100060305 - Inspecting apparatus for solar cell and inspecting method using the same: An inspecting apparatus for a solar cell and an inspecting method are provided. The inspecting apparatus for the solar cell includes a head unit having a plurality of probe units, a rotation unit rotating the head unit according to an interval of cells of the solar cell, a controller controlling... Agent: Innovation Counsel LLP

20100060304 - Probe with printed tip: The probe with printed tip consists of a substrate having a plurality of probe tips connected to its end edge, a plurality of test paths, each connected to one of the probe tips and extending along the substrate, and at least one of the test paths including an electrical component... Agent: Thomas F. Lenihan Tektronix, Inc.

20100060306 - Frequency specific closed loop feedback control of integrated circuits: Systems and methods for frequency specific closed loop feedback control of integrated circuits. In one embodiment, a plurality of controllable inputs to an integrated circuit is adjusted to achieve a frequency specific predetermined value of a dynamic operating indicator of the integrated circuit at the desired specific operating frequency. The... Agent: Iv (transmeta) C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20100060307 - Electrical characterization of semiconductor materials: A system and method for characterizing electronic properties of a semiconductor sample includes illuminating the surface of the semiconductor sample with a pulse of light, measuring a photoconductance decay in the semiconductor sample after the cessation of the first pulse of light, and analyzing the photoconductance decay. The electronic properties... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100060308 - Semiconductor module: A semiconductor module is provided. A recess portion is provided on the mounting face of the semiconductor module. A test terminal is provided as a terminal for the application of an external signal or the measurement of the electrical state of the semiconductor module in the test step for the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

  
03/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100052649 - Device for reading electronic charges and detector comprising such devices: The invention relates to a device for reading electronic charges, comprising an input for receiving the electronic charges, at least one capacitor for storing the electronic charges and at least one circuit based on MOS transistors, whereof the maximum operating voltage determines the maximum voltage at the terminals of the... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100052650 - Voltage detector for storage element: A voltage detector for a storage element that includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode, both being biased to a positive voltage, is disclosed. The voltage detector includes a first PNP transistor of which emitter terminal is connected to the negative terminal and its base terminal is connected to... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center

20100052651 - Pulse width measurement circuit: A pulse width measurement circuit 100 generates a time difference signal S2 that corresponds to the pulse width TH of the input pulse signal PULSE. A delay circuit 12 delays the input pulse signal PULSE by a predetermined amount τd, and outputs a start signal SSTART. An inverter 10 inverts... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100052652 - Apparatus and method for spurious-free signal range measurement for rf circuitry: The present invention is directed to an apparatus and methodology for performing spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) measurements on an RF circuit, such as a mixer, using a single analog input port. The present invention is designed for use when access to the intermediate frequency (IF) port in a radio frequency... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i

20100052653 - Digital oscilloscope module with glitch detection: The present invention provides a digital oscilloscope with glitch detection, including a synchronous random access memory (RAM), a digital signal processing unit, coupled to the synchronous RAM, and a master control unit coupled to the digital signal processing unit. The digital signal processing unit includes an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter to... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100052654 - Optoelectronic memory device and method for manufacturing and measuring the same: The present invention provides an optoelectronic memory device, the method for manufacturing and evaluating the same. The optoelectronic memory device according to the present invention includes a substrate, an insulation layer, an active layer, source electrode and drain electrode. The substrate includes a gate, and the insulation layer is formed... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100052655 - Self contained kilowatt-hour meter integral to standard load center: The present invention relates generally to a load center. More particularly, the invention encompasses a self contained kilowatt-hour meter which is integral to a standard load center. The present invention is also directed to a novel printed circuit board and housing for the self contained kilowatt-hour meter. The self contained... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100052656 - Voltage sensing device: A voltage sensing device with which high-precision voltage sensing is possible without acquiring a unique correction constant for each device. A pair of voltage input nodes NCk and NCk-1 are selected from n+1 voltage input nodes NC0-NCn in switch part 10, and the selected voltage input nodes NCk and NCk-1... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100052657 - Measurement connector: A connector includes a connector body, a sensor mounted to the connector body, and a connector interface configured to connect to an external device.... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20100052658 - Built-in test for high-speed electrical networks: An apparatus for providing auxiliary signals on a high speed electrical signal network is provided such that the auxiliary signals may be used for independent monitoring or communication of monitored information without affecting data or bit error rates for the primary high speed data signals. The auxiliary signals may be... Agent: RozenblatIPLLC And The Boeing Company

20100052659 - High temperature electronics for passive eddy current sensors: A system and method for sensing the periodic proximity of one or more objects, such as the rotating blades of a gas turbine. The system includes a passive eddy current sensing unit having first and second magnets and first and second coil-wound cores coupled to generate and detect first and... Agent: Hartman And Hartman, P.C.

20100052660 - Portable electronic device with hall sensor: A portable electronic device comprises a first body having a magnet member mounted thereon; a second body slidably assembled on the first body and including a Hall sensor mounted thereon. The magnet member acts on the Hall sensor with the first body is moved relative to the second body, thereby... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100052661 - Detection of the onset of switch actuation via magnetic field: A magnet is affixed to a shaft or other pivoting or rotating member of a switch mechanism, on the axis of rotation. The radial position of the resulting magnetic field is monitored. A change in the magnetic field radial position, optionally in excess of a threshold, indicates the onset of... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20100052664 - Magnetic rotational-angle detector: The present invention provides a magnetic rotational-angle detector capable of detecting a position and a rotational angle of a rotating member with excellent accuracy. The magnetic rotational-angle detector includes device arrays (51, 52) constituted by a plurality of magnetic sensor devices which are arranged to cancel the n-th order harmonic... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100052662 - Rolling bearing with a rotation sensor: A tubular duct 9a for output cables 12 is formed integrally with a sensor housing 9, provided with an opening 14 having a uniform width from the proximal end to the distal end of the duct 9a on the side face thereof. The output cables 12 are put through the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100052663 - Sensor unit for a rotary encoder and a rotary encoder equipped with such a sensor unit: There is described a sensor unit (3) for a rotary encoder which serves for detecting the rotary movements of a drive shaft (1) in both directions and which has a single-stage transmission with an input gear (15) which is arranged concentrically with respect to and is non-rotatably connected to the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100052666 - Device and method for measuring the mass of a magnetic material, and analysis apparatus including such device: The invention relates to a device for measuring the mass of a magnetic material (6) present in an analysis medium, that comprises: a modulator (24) of the phase of a high-frequency and/or low-frequency component of a magnetic field for exciting the analysis medium with a modulation signal having a value... Agent: Adorno & Yoss, LLC

20100052665 - Magnetic sensor device for and a method of sensing magnetic particles: A magnetic sensor device (1000) for sensing magnetic particles (15), the magnetic sensor device (1000) comprising a first magnetic field generator unit (12) excitable for generating a first magnetic field, a sensing unit (11) adapted for sensing a signal indicative of the presence of the magnetic particles (15) in the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100052668 - Arrangement and method for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles in a region of action: An arrangement and a method for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles in a region of action is disclosed, which arrangement comprises:—selection means for generating a magnetic selection field having a pattern in space of its magnetic field strength such that a first sub-zone having a low magnetic field strength and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100052667 - Electromagnetic induction type inspection device and method: Any inspection object regardless of material can easily be inspected or discriminated with high accuracy and high sensitivity by being placed in a magnetic field generated by applying an alternating current to an exciting coil and detecting changes of voltage level and phase of electromotive force induced by a detection... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100052669 - Flexible plate magnetostrictive sensor probe for guided-wave inspection of structures: An economical, flexible, magnetostrictive sensor probe for use on planar and/or curved structural surfaces, for guided-wave volumetric inspection of the structure is described. The flexible plate MsS probe includes a flexible strip of magnetostrictive material that is adhered to the base of a generally flat, flexible, conductor coil assembly, preferably... Agent: Kammer Browning PLLC

20100052670 - Magnetostrictive sensor probe for guided-wave inspection and monitoring of wire ropes/cables and anchor rods: An economical, flexible, magnetostrictive sensor (MsS) probe assembly for use on longitudinal cylindrical structures, for guided-wave, volumetric inspection of the structures is described. The paired flexible plate MsS probes each include a flexible strip of magnetostrictive material that is positioned and/or adhered to the base of a generally flat, flexible,... Agent: Kammer Browning PLLC

20100052671 - Magnetic sensor and magnetic measurement method: For a Hall element of a magnetic sensor, a current is caused to pass along a +X-direction and a first voltage is measured in a +Y-direction, a current is caused to pass along the +Y-direction and a second voltage is measured in the +X-direction, a current is caused to pass... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100052672 - Integrated circuit with magnetic material magnetically coupled to magneto-resistive sensing element: An integrated circuit including a first magneto-resistive sensing element, magnetic material and a spacer. The magnetic material is situated laterally to the first magneto-resistive sensing element. The spacer is situated between the first magneto-resistive sensing element and the magnetic material. The magnetic material is magnetically coupled to the first magneto-resistive... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20100052673 - Efficient heteronuclear decoupling by quenching rotary resonance in solid-state nmr: A method for heteronuclear decoupling in fast magic-angle spinning NMR measurements comprises application of a decoupling RF-pulse sequence with a decoupling-field amplitude ν1I on spins of a first nucleus and of an excitation pulse on spins of a second nucleus, the sequence comprising m blocks of pulses, with m≧4, each... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20100052679 - Coil array mode compression for parallel transmission magnetic resonance imaging: A method for target-dependent, sparsity-enforced selection for choosing a substantially optimal connection of radiofrequency (“RF”) transmitters to the elements of the RF coil array is provided. In particular, a method is provided that selects the linear combinations of the “N” spatial mode profiles of a transmission RF coil array, such... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100052676 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and scanning-condition setting method: A Signal-to-Noise (SN) ratio maintained scanning-condition recalculating unit re-sets a value of a scanning parameter other than an SN ratio included in scanning conditions when the size of a Field Of View (FOV) to be set for a scan is changed, so as to make the SN ratio of an... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100052677 - Magnetic resonance imaging system and magnetic resonance imaging method: A magnetic resonance imaging system is provided which includes detection means for detecting a magnetic resonance signal generated from a sample, acquisition means for repeatedly acquiring data on the magnetic resonance signal detected by the detection means in an imaging period and arranging the acquired data in a k space,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100052678 - Method and device to generate a measurement sequence for operating a magnetic resonance system that is adapted to the time raster of the system: In a method for producing a time raster-adapted measurement sequence that can be executed directly in the time raster of a magnetic resonance (MR) scanner, for a measurement sequence composed of a series of time slices that in their entirety represent the measurement sequence, the predetermined time slices are not... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100052674 - Method for determining an attenuation map for use in positron emission tomography and for the use of homogeneity information relating to the magnetic resonance magnetic field: A method is disclosed for determining an attenuation map for use in positron emission tomography and for the use of homogeneity information relating to the magnetic resonance magnetic field, in particular for the purpose of determining shim settings, within the scope of a single magnetic resonance image recording. In at... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100052680 - Method for operating magnetic resonance system: In a method for operation of a magnetic resonance system, at least one control device is fashioned for image data acquisition and corresponding components, and only three first control parameters defining primary boundary conditions are selected by an operator of the system, namely the contrast response, the spatial orientation of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100052681 - System and method of angular elliptic centric view ordering for 3d mr acquisitions: A method of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging includes segmenting a ky-kz plane comprising a plurality of encoding points into a plurality of annular segments. For each annular segment, a view ordering is defined based on a polar angle associated with each encoding point contained within the annular segment. MR data... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100052675 - System for image acquisition with fast magnetic resonance gradient echo sequences: A system uses a three-dimensional spoiled gradient recalled echo sequence for fat suppression with reduced total acquisition time suitable for acquiring image data under breath-hold conditions using a reversed asymmetry during data acquisition on an opposed phase echo. A system reduces RF pulse repetition time in an MR imaging pulse... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100052682 - Magnetic resonance apparatus, and local coil and local coil positioning device therefor: A magnetic resonance apparatus has a magnet unit at least partially surrounding an examination region, a local coil, and a local coil positioning device. The local coil positioning device includes a transmission device arranged at the local coil to transmit signals and at least one signal reception device arranged at... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100052683 - Device and method for switching a pin diode: A circuit for switching a PIN diode has a PIN diode and an inductor (in particular a coil) as well as a direct voltage source and a group of switches, wherein in a first switch setting of the group of switches the PIN diode can be fed with current from... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100052684 - Localization system for an earthmoving machine: The invention relates to a localization system for localizing an underground object for an earthmoving machine comprising a working part. Said localization system comprises a fastening component and a detector component. The fastening component can be arranged on the working part for example by means of magnets. The detector component... Agent: Robert W. Burke

20100052685 - Bucking coil and b-field measurement system and apparatus for time domain electromagnetic measurements: The present invention relates to a HTEM system that includes a semi-rigid bucking coil and an algorithm to determine the magnetic field B from the measured signal dB/dt. The bucking coil may be positioned in a concentric coplanar manner relative to a transmitter coil and receiver coil, in order to... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP

20100052686 - Seismic activity detector: A system for detecting precursor seismic electromagnetic waveforms.... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100052687 - High resolution resistivity earth imager: An imaging tool made includes a pad whose curvature is chosen based on the expected range of borehole radius and the pad size so as to maintain the maximum standoff below a desired value. The curvature may be adjusted using fasteners.... Agent: Madan & Sriram, P.C.

20100052688 - Electromagnetic surveying: A method of determining the nature of subterranean strata. The transmitter antenna is towed by vessel at a distance h above the sea floor. The antenna omits a wave field whose strength is proportional to the current delivered to the antenna and this is monitored. The input voltage to the... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20100052689 - Magnetic field deflector in an induction resistivity tool: A downhole induction resistivity assembly comprises a mandrel. Disposed around the mandrel are coils of wire disposed circumferentially around magnetic field concentrators. The coils of wire and the magnetic field concentrators are disposed on an outer diameter of the mandrel. A magnetic field deflector, of magnetic permeability greater than the... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.

20100052690 - Formation resistivity imaging in conductive boreholes: An apparatus for providing an image of a resistivity property of an earth formation surrounding a borehole is provided. The apparatus, in one aspect, may include a plurality of measure electrodes that are configured to convey an electrical current into the earth formation. In one aspect, each measure electrode may... Agent: Madan & Sriram, P.C.

20100052691 - Time alert device for use together with an earth leakage protection device: This invention relates to a time alert device (1) for use with an earth leakage protection device comprising a microprocessor system (10) provided with a software controlled alert trigger timer (22). On time out of the alert trigger timer, the microprocessor system (10) initiates an audible and/or visual annunciation to... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100052692 - Car battery system: The car battery system of the present invention is provided with battery blocks 2 that retain a plurality of battery cells 1 in a stacked configuration and have terminal planes 2A, which are coincident with terminal surfaces 1A established by positive and negative battery cell 1 electrode terminals 13; and... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100052693 - Method and apparatus for measuring data rates: A method, computer readable storage medium and apparatus for measuring data rates is disclosed. A method that incorporates the teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, submitting a signal over a cable from a Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) element, determining a fault in the cable from a reflection... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing

20100052696 - Chip testing apparatus and testing method thereof: A chip testing apparatus and a chip testing method are provided. The chip testing apparatus includes a command generating module, a transceiving module and a control module. When the command generating module generates a first test command, the transceiving module transmits the first test command to a radio frequency identification... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100052697 - Repairing defects: Methods and systems for defect repair are disclosed. The methods include: (a) identifying a defect causing an absence of an electrical connection between a first circuit element and a second circuit element, the first and second circuit elements being positioned in or on a substrate and the defect being positioned... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100052695 - Switching device: The invention relates to a switching device for the alternate connection of at least one first test port or of a second test port to a measuring-device connection, where the measuring-device connection provides at least one test-signal input. The test-signal input is connected to a first signal path and to... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100052694 - Test circuit: A test circuit according to the present invention includes: a synthesis circuit that synthesizes a first test result signal output from a first test target circuit in response to a test instruction, and a second test result signal output from a second test target circuit in response to the test... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100052698 - Integrated circuit architecture for testing variable delay circuit: An integrated circuit is provided with first and second variable delay circuits, a test data feeding circuitry, a test control circuit, and a wire-connection line. The test data feeding circuitry feeds first and second test data signals to the first and second variable delay circuits, respectively. The first and second... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100052699 - Method for instantaneously determining rates of distortion of signals on an ac electrical network, and associated device: A method for instantaneously determining rates of distortion on variable frequency signals, and an associated device, in which a harmonic distortion rate is calculated across the shortest possible temporal window, corresponding to the duration of a period of a given signal's fundamental. Hence, the aim being to precisely determine the... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20100052700 - Capacitive sensor: A shield electrode is provided in parallel with a sensor electrode. A detecting circuit detects a capacitance formed thereby around the sensor electrode. A capacitance-voltage conversion circuit converts the capacitance into a voltage by repeating a predetermined sequence. A shield electrode drive unit switches an electric state of the shield... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100052701 - Nanoscale displacement transducer: Embodiments of the invention relate to nanoscale measurement of displacement. In one embodiment, a measurement apparatus includes a first plurality of nanoparticles coupled to a first substrate electrically coupled to a second plurality of nanoparticles coupled to a second substrate with a guide or guides disposed between the first substrate... Agent: OmikronIPLaw Group

20100052702 - Apparatus for measuring total acid number of oil and estimating lifetime of oil, and method for measuring total acid number of oil and oil sensor using the same: Disclosed herein are an apparatus for measuring the total acid number of oil, an apparatus for measuring the lifetime of oil through the measurement of the total acid number of oil, a method for measuring the total acid number of oil, and a method of making measurements using an oil... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100052703 - Ice thickness probe, ice thickness probe assembly and ice thickness monitoring apparatus: An ice thickness probe includes a longitudinally-extending probe rod, an insulator casing and a sleeve. The probe rod is fabricated from an electrically-conductive material. The insulator casing is fabricated from an electrically-insulative material and is wrapped around, is in contact with and extends along the probe rod. The sleeve is... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100052704 - Hybrid resilient and frangible layered structural health sensor: A sensor for monitoring and testing for both possible fractures and corrosion in structural elements is disclosed. A frangible material layer including a thin breakable conductor sense loop and a resilient material layer including a conductive corrosion sense loop bonded on top of the frangible layer form an assembly which... Agent: Canady & Lortz LLP - Boeing

20100052705 - Device for detecting the state of a switch: A device for detecting the state of a switch. The device includes a detection circuit which delivers a signal of specified value (Vpullup) when the value of an electrical quantity (RSw) characterizing the state of the switch is less than a threshold called the lower threshold (Rclosed) and/or a signal... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20100052706 - Consistant and quantitative method for tco delamination evaluation: A method and apparatus for manufacturing photovoltaic cells is provided. In one embodiment, a method for evaluating transparent conductive oxide (TCO) delamination from a substrate is provided. The method comprises providing a glass substrate with a TCO film laminated on a first surface of the glass substrate, depositing a metal... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx

20100052713 - Display device and test probe for testing display device: A display device is provided with a light detection unit that detects the intensity of ambient light and is capable of automatically controlling the luminosity of an illumination unit and/or the luminosity of the display device on the basis of the intensity of ambient light detected by the light detection... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100052716 - Enclosed probe station: An enclosed probe station comprises a chuck assembly, a supporting member and an enclosure. The chuck assembly is configured to support a device under test. The supporting member is configured to secure a probe used to contact the device under test. The enclosure forms an interior space in which the... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100052715 - 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

20100052707 - Probe card: A probe card includes probes that come into contact with a semiconductor wafer to receive or output an electric signal; a probe head that holds the probes; a substrate that has a wiring pattern corresponding to a circuit structure for generating a signal for a test; a reinforcing member that... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100052710 - Probe card: The present invention discloses a probe card for testing a wafer. The probe card comprises a printed circuit board for transmitting test signals, a fastened ring arranged at the downside of the printed circuit board, and a plurality of needles passing through the fastened ring, each needle having one end... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20100052711 - Probe card and manufacturing method of the same: There is provided a method of manufacturing a probe card, the method including: providing a first substrate including a plurality of probe pin patterns for forming a probe pin and at least one first stress relieving groove for relieving thermal stress; forming the probe pin by filling a metal material... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100052714 - Probe card cooling assembly with direct cooling of active electronic components: A probe card cooling assembly for use in a test system includes a package with one or more dies cooled by direct cooling. The cooled package includes one or more dies with active electronic components and at least one coolant port that allows a coolant to enter the high-density package... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie

20100052712 - Test apparatus for testing circuit board: The disclosure relates to a test apparatus for testing a circuit board. The circuit board includes a connector and a plurality of test points connected to the connector via a plurality of lines and the connector of the circuit board is connected to the plurality of lines via a plurality... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100052708 - Tester for rf devices: For testing an RF device, such as an RF receiver/decoder chip that receives an RF signal via an antenna terminal and outputs a digital code at an output terminal, an inexpensive non-RF programmable tester is used. The programmable tester is a commercially available tester that need only generate and receive... Agent: Patent Law Group LLP

20100052709 - Wing-shaped support members for enhancing semiconductor probes and methods to form the same: Example wing-shaped support members for enhancing semiconductor device probes and methods to form the same are disclosed. A disclosed example semiconductor device probe includes a finger having a first end and a second end. The example probe further includes a tip having a base and a pointed end. The base... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100052719 - Device and method for testing display panel: A testing device is provided for testing a display panel including a first circuit board. The testing device includes a second circuit board and a pressing element. The second circuit board includes a main body, multiple test pads, multiple testing circuits and multiple conducting elements. The test pads are arranged... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100052717 - Low temperature probing apparatus: A low temperature probing apparatus comprises a housing, a device holder positioned in the housing and configured to receive at least one semiconductor device under test, a platen positioned on the housing, at least one hydraulic stage positioned on the platen and configured to retain at least one probe, a... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100052718 - Method for verifying a completeness of an antenna: A method verifies a completeness of an antenna disposed on a window. The antenna is electrically conductive and has a first end and a second end spaced from each other. The method comprises the step of placing the window on a fixture for supporting the window. The method also includes... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20100052720 - Apparatus for testing semiconductor devices: A probing apparatus comprises a housing, a device holder positioned in the housing and configured to receive a device under test, a temperature-controller positioned in the device holder, a platen positioned on the housing and configured to retain at least one probe, and a flow line positioned in the platen,... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100052721 - Test socket and test module: The present invention discloses a test socket for testing an image sensor that comprises a sensing area facing a light source. The test socket comprises a signal-connecting mechanism for transmitting a signal between the image sensor and a source of the test signal, a bearing layer having an opening and... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20100052722 - Test jig: A test jig is for testing electrical characteristics of a high frequency semiconductor device in a package having a ground electrode and a high frequency signal electrode. The test jig includes a test circuit substrate with a microstrip line structure, a grounding block and a high frequency signal contact pin.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100052725 - Adaptive test time reduction for wafer-level testing: In a method for testing a plurality of consecutively indexed sites, a default test sequence is applied to the consecutively indexed sites until a first defective site is identified. If a first defective site is identified, then a more stringent test sequence is applied to a predefined number of sites... Agent: Dergosits & Noah LLP (nsc) Counsel For National Semiconductor Corporation

20100052724 - Circuit and method for parallel testing and semiconductor device: Disclosed is a test circuit including a first transfer circuit, a second transfer circuit and comparators and performing parallel testing of a plurality of chips under test. The first transfer circuit includes flip-flops. A data pattern from a tester is supplied to the initial stage chip under test. To the... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100052723 - Interconnection substrate, skew measurement method, and test apparatus: There is provided an interconnection substrate used in skew adjustment between output pins in a test apparatus, the test apparatus supplying a test signal to a device under test to test the device under test, the interconnection substrate including: a first terminal coupled to a first output pin that outputs... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100052726 - Power source noise measuring device, integrated circuit, and semiconductor device: To accurately measure power source noise generated inside an integrated circuit, the power source noise measuring device comprises: a mutual inductor pair placed inside an integrated circuit, the mutual inductor pair including (i) a first inductor connected to between power source voltages of the integrated circuit and (ii) a second... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100052727 - Synchronous semiconductor device, and inspection system and method for the same: The present invention provides a synchronous semiconductor device suitable for improving the efficiency of application of electrical stresses to the device, an inspection system and an inspection method thereof in order to efficiently carry out a burn-in stress test. A command latch circuit having an access command input will output... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

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