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Electricity: measuring and testing April category listing, related patent applications 04/10

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04/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100102796 - State detection device for detecting operation state of high-frequency heating apparatus: An operating state detection technique is provided which makes it possible to accurately detect an abnormality of a high-frequency heating apparatus. An anode current detected by the anode current detection resistor 40 of a magnetron is inputted into the A/D converter terminal of a microcomputer 27 on a control panel... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100102797 - State detection device for detecting operation state of high-frequency heating apparatus: An operating state detection technique is provided which makes it possible to accurately detect an abnormality of a high-frequency heating apparatus. An anode current detected by the anode current detection resistor 40 of a magnetron is inputted into the A/D converter terminal of a microcomputer 27 on a control panel... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100102798 - Arrangement for detecting the change in a relative position of two parts in relation to one another: There is described an arrangement for detecting a change in a position between two parts which can be displaced in relation to one another. The arrangement has at least one electromechanical registering device having a monitoring chamber, which is shielded from manipulations taking effect from the outside, a number of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100102799 - Cartridge with fill level detection: A cartridge (2) with a fill level detection system (10, 10′, 10″), the cartridge comprising a substantially rigid containing wall (4) having a tubular wall portion (12) surrounding a chamber (18) for receiving liquid therein, a plunger or piston (8) mounted inside the chamber and configured to seal one side... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100102800 - Angle sensor: An angle sensor measures a rotated angle and the angular velocity of a rotary disc by sensing the magnetic field generated by a number of electromagnetic elements disposed on the rotary disc. The precision of the angle sensor is adjusted by selectively magnetizing the electromagnetic elements.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100102803 - Induction detecting rotary encoder: An induction detecting rotary encoder has first to third transmitting windings, first to third receiving windings, and first to third flux coupling winding. The first transmitting winding, the first receiving winding, and the first flux coupling body constitute a first angle detection track generating a cyclic change for N1 times... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100102802 - Miniature rotary encoder: A small rotary encoder capable of easily fitting a substrate into a proper position without using an adhesive or the like is provided. Slits are formed in an encoder case so that the encoder case is partially plate-spring shaped, a step portion and a claw portion are formed on the... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20100102804 - Position/displacement measuring system with an encoded scale body: Position/displacement measuring system, comprising a sensor head and an encoded scale body, the scale body extending in a first direction and in a second direction lying transversely to the first direction, and the scale body having a region for incremental position determination with an encoding in the first direction and... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20100102801 - Rotation sensor: A rotation detecting sensor, having excellent sealing capability to prevent water ingress from outside, being so robust that no damage occur in sensor component parts and circuits due to external force and/or thermal strains resulting from self-heating or change in ambient temperature, and inexpensive to manufacture, is provided. The rotation... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100102805 - Method and arrangement for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles in a region of action: A method and an arrangement for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles in a region of action is disclosed, which method comprises the steps of: —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... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100102806 - Arrangement and method for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles in a region of action: An arrangement for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles, a method for adjusting such 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... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100102808 - Method and apparatus for non-destructive testing: A method and apparatus in which at least two different test phases are performed on a test object, selected from: conventional eddy current testing, partial saturation eddy current testing, and ultrasonic testing. Measurement data sets are obtained from the at least two different test phases, with each measurement data set... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100102807 - Wire rope flaw detector: A wire rope flaw detector comprises a back yoke and excitation permanent magnets, which form a main magnetic path in a predetermined section of a wire rope in the axial direction; a magnetic path member arranged in the predetermined section to be magnetically insulated from the back yoke and the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100102809 - Differential gradiometric magnetometer, system and method of use: A three-dimensional real-time differential gradiometric magnetometer (DGM) array, system and method of use. The DGM exploits differential and gradiometric parametrics of an induced magnetic field anomaly surrounding an object interacting with an applied magnetic field. The DGM integrates differential magnetic field measurement with gradiometric magnetic field measurement into a single... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (lv)

20100102810 - Monitoring of conveyor belts: A system for monitoring the condition of a conveyor belt having magnetically permeable cords, has a magnetic field generator for generating a magnetic field to magnetize the cords, in use, a magnetic field sensing unit for sensing the magnetic field provided, in use, by the cords, the sensing unit comprising... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100102815 - Dynamic composite gradient systems for mri: A composite gradient system is described, including a body gradient system and an insert gradient system, in which the body gradient system and the insert gradient system can be driven independently and simultaneously. The composite gradient system can provide an operator with the flexibility of imaging a subject using the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100102816 - Eddy-current artifact reduction in balanced steady-state free precession magnetic resonance imaging: Magnetic resonance imaging techniques are described that utilize bSSFP sequences in which two or more gradient waveforms are interleaved in a “groupwise” fashion, i.e., each waveform is executed consecutively two or more times before switching to the other waveform, where “N” counts the number of times each waveform is executed... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100102814 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging apparatus having an open U- or C-shaped magnet structure, wherein the magnet structure has at least one vertical connection member for joining two horizontal wall members which lie one above the other and are supported in a cantilever fashion and in a predetermined spaced relationship by... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100102811 - Nmr, mri, and spectroscopic mri in inhomogeneous fields: A method for locally creating effectively homogeneous or “clean” magnetic field gradients (of high uniformity) for imaging (with NMR, MRI, or spectroscopic MRI) both in in-situ and ex-situ systems with high degrees of inhomogeneous field strength. The method of imaging comprises: a) providing a functional approximation of an inhomogeneous static... Agent: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

20100102812 - Optimized spectral-spatial pulse: A computer implemented method for designing a spectral-spatial pulse for exciting at least one passband and minimally exciting at least one stopband is provided. A uniform shaped spectral envelope is generated. For a plurality of kz≠0, kz dependent weights for a spectral envelope that approximate a kz=0 envelope and provides... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100102813 - Pet/mr scanners for simultaneous pet and mr imaging: In a combined system, a magnetic resonance (MR) scanner includes a magnet (10, 110) configured to generate a static magnetic field (B0) at least in a MR examination region (12) from which MR data are acquired. Radiation detectors (40, 41, 140) are configured to detect gamma rays generated by positron-electron... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100102817 - Hybrid birdcage-tem radio frequency (rf) coil for multinuclear mri/mrs: A radio frequency (RF) coil for a magnetic resonance imaging system includes a plurality of rungs disposed around a volume and a first end ring connected to a first end of the plurality of rungs. The first end ring has a first plurality of birdcage mode tuning capacitors and a... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100102818 - Multi-purpose valve for cryogen gas egress: A valve for controlling cryogen egress from a cryogen vessel has a housing having a low pressure side and a high pressure side with a fluid path defined between. A valve element is interposed between the low pressure side and the high pressure side of the housing. A mechanism is... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100102819 - Sense shimming (ssh): a fast approach for determining b0 field inhomogeneities using sensitivity encoding: The pursuit for ever higher field strengths and faster data acquisitions has led to the construction of coil arrays with high numbers of elements. With the SENSE technique it has been shown, how the sensitivity of those elements can be used for spatial image encoding. A method in accordance with... Agent: Walter A. Hackler, Ph.d. Patent Law Office

20100102820 - Method for determining electromagnetic survey sensor orientation: A method for determining orientation of an electromagnetic survey sensor includes deploying the sensor at a selected position on the bottom of a body of water. An electromagnetic field is generated at a selected position in the body of water. A portion of the electromagnetic field is detected along at... Agent: Dewipat Incorporated

20100102821 - Surveying method using an arrangement of plural signal sources: A survey technique for use in a marine environment to survey a subterranean structure includes providing an arrangement of plural signal sources in a body of water to produce corresponding signals. The signals of the signal sources in the arrangement are set to cause reduction of at least one predetermined... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C. Kevin Mcenaney

20100102822 - Process and device for measurement of spectral induced polarization response using pseudo random binary sequence (prbs) current source: A process and device for measurement of spectral induced polarization response of subsurface over a wide band of frequencies (0.03 Hz to 100 Hz) using pseudo noise current source, is provided. (Pseudo Random Binary Sequence current source). The measurement setup employs a current source (500 VA) and a computer controlled... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100102823 - Error recognition in a control unit: The invention relates to an error recognition device for detecting an error in an electrical component (1), comprising a first detector (12), a second detector (13) for detecting a parameter characteristic of current flows, and a triggering unit (10) for interrupting a current flow through the electrical component (1) by... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100102824 - Electrical network fault location by distributed voltage measurements: A method of locating a fault on an electrical network energized by a source uses a form of triangulation of voltage measurements at least three different locations on the network, with at least one of the locations situated upstream from the fault with respect to the source. Voltage phasors corresponding... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC

20100102825 - Spectral and information theoretic method of test point, partial-scan, and full-scan flip-flop insertion to improve integrated circuit testability: Design for testability (DFT) algorithms, which use both gradient descent and linear programming (LP) algorithms to insert test points (TPs) and/or scanned flip-flops (SFFs) into large circuits to make them testable are described. Scanning of either all flip-flops or a subset of flip-flops is supported. The algorithms measure testability using... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20100102826 - Power supply monitoring system: A method for detecting predetermined fault conditions associated with the supply of AC electrical power to a consumer, the supply having an active conductor and a neutral conductor with the neutral conductor being connected to earth. The method comprises providing a first current detector associated with the active conductor, providing... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100102827 - Rotation angle sensor or length sensor: A rotation angle sensor with two or more oscillators which comprises, in each case, striplines fixed on a dielectric support, as sensor elements, such that the oscillators are arrayed in a curve, for angle measurement, or they are arrayed in a straight line, for position measurement. One or more actuating... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20100102828 - System and method for measuring retentate in filters: A system and method for determining loading of a filter having a first dielectric constant with a material having a different dielectric constant, is disclosed. The filter is contained within a metallic container forming a microwave cavity, and microwave or RF energy is created within the cavity and changes in... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20100102829 - Vector network analyzer (vna) on a chip: A front end of a vector network analyzer (VNA) on an integrated circuit includes a clock generator and two ports. The VNA couples to a device under test (DUT) using the two ports. Each port may include a plurality of receivers and a VSWR bridge, and can be configured as... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20100102830 - Physical force capacitive touch sensor: A physical force capacitive touch sensor comprises a capacitive sensor element on a substrate, a physically deformable electrically insulating spacer over the capacitive sensor element, and a conductive plane over the physically deformable electrically insulating spacer that is substantially parallel to the capacitive sensor element. The conductive plane is connected... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100102831 - Capacitance measurement circuit and capacitance measurement method thereof: A capacitance measurement circuit and a capacitance measurement method thereof. The capacitance measurement circuit for measuring a capacitor under test includes a capacitance to time unit, a continuous time integrator and an analog to digital converter. The capacitance to time unit generates a first clock signal and a second clock... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100102832 - Automated capacitive touch scan: A scan module of an electronic device scans a capacitive keypad for detection of the actuation of any capacitive touch sensor. This scan module remains in operation even when major power consuming circuits of the electronic device are in a sleep mode, and will not wake up the major power... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100102833 - Sitting detection system: A sitting detection system determines whether an occupant is seated in a vehicle seat or not by applying a DC voltage to a sheet-like detection electrode that is provided in the seat, and measuring the time for capacitance between the detection electrode and a ground to be charged to a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100102834 - Sensor switch for sensing human body contact: This invention is a sensor switch capable of sensing the contact by human body, comprising a contact conductor, issuing a signal once a human body touches it; a frequency generator, for the receiving of the signal issued by the contact conductor, converting the signal into a preset frequency to output;... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100102835 - Method and system for detecting a corrosive deposit in a compressor: An embodiment of the present invention may analyze, in or near real time, a sample of effluent exiting a compressor after an offline water-wash cycle. The results of the analysis may determine the level of fouling or level of corrosive deposits on the compressor. An embodiment of the present invention... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick

20100102836 - Apparatus and method for compensating for voltage drop in portable terminal: An apparatus and method for determining a status of a power unit in a portable terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a power unit for supplying power to a internal circuit, a resistor located between the power unit and the internal circuit, and a voltage determination unit for determining an... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100102837 - Connection board, probe card, and electronic device test apparatus comprising same: A probe card is provided which includes: probe needles electrically contacting input/output terminals of an IC device formed on a semiconductor wafer W; a mount base on which the probe needles are mounted; a support column supporting the mount base, a circuit board having interconnect patterns electrically connected to the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100102838 - Contactor and method of production of contactor: A contactor includes: a silicon layer composing a part of beam part with a rear end side provided at a base part and with a front end side sticking out from the base part; SiO2 layer as an insulating layer formed on the silicon layer; and a conductive layer formed... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100102839 - Four-wire ohmmeter connector and ohmmeter using same: A four-wire ohmmeter connector includes a pair of elongated members spaced apart from each other by an interconnecting web. A pair of elongated contacts are mounted on forwardly projecting portions of each of the elongated members. An insulative housing surrounds the elongated members, contacts and web. The contacts mounted on... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100102840 - Test apparatus additional module and test method: A test apparatus includes: test modules that communicate with the device under test to test the device under test; additional modules connected between the device under test and the test modules, each additional module performing a communication with the device under test; the communication being at least one of a... Agent: Masao Yoshimura

20100102841 - Device, method and probe for inspecting substrate: A device for inspecting a substrate, including a probe and a support member configured to hold the probe is disclosed. The probe comprises a compression spring and includes a conductive material to measure an electric property of a substrate under inspection.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100102842 - System and method for measuring negative bias thermal instability with a ring oscillator: An integrated circuit, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, includes a first device under test (DUT) module coupled to a first ring oscillator module and a second DUT module coupled to a second ring oscillator module. The first DUT module is biased such that interface traps are... Agent: Iv (transmeta) C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20100102844 - Proximity charge sensing for semiconductor detectors: A non-contact charge sensor includes a semiconductor detector having a first surface and an opposing second surface. The detector includes a high resistivity electrode layer on the first surface and a low resistivity electrode on the high resistivity electrode layer. A portion of the low resistivity first surface electrode is... Agent: Fulbright And Jaworski LLP

20100102843 - Semiconductor test head apparatus using field programmable gate array: A semiconductor test head apparatus using a field programmable gate array (FPGA) is disclosed. A semiconductor test head apparatus using a field programmable gate array, includes a pattern generator for generating a predetermined memory test pattern, a driver/comparator unit comprising a first transceiver which performs a driver function capable of... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20100102845 - Proportional regulation for optimized current sensor performance: An integrated circuit device comprises a first transistor having a gate coupled to an output of a first operational amplifier, a second transistor having a threshold voltage proportional to a threshold voltage of the first transistor, the second transistor having a gate coupled to an inverting input of a second... Agent: Slater & Matsil LLP

20100102846 - Rotor/stator relative position determining method and apparatus: A data signal indicative of a gap between a sensor and at least one of a surface of a rotor and a surface of a stator rotating relative to the sensor is sent to a computer processor. The computer implements defining a plurality of lowest values of the data signal... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

  
04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100097048 - Passive detection of analytes: A passive element is provided to facilitate passive detection of analytes, such as analytes, using an electromagnetic probe beam. The probe beam may be provided by a radar and/or lidar system. In one example, a passive element comprises a reference dipole and a detection dipole, the detection dipole having an... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100097049 - High bandwidth open-loop current sensor: Open-loop electrical current sensor (1) for measuring the electrical current flowing in a primary conductor, comprising a magnetic circuit (3) with an air-gap (4), and a magnetic field sensing device (5) positioned at least partially in said air-gap. The magnetic field sensing device comprises a circuit board (7), a first... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20100097050 - Displacement measuring apparatus: A displacement measuring apparatus is provided, which comprises a measuring sensor, a housing, a first board, a second board and a third board, which boards are arranged in the housing and are circuit carriers, wherein the second board and the third board are in each case oriented transversely to the... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20100097051 - Incremental position, speed and direction detection apparatus and method for rotating targets utilizing magnetoresistive sensor: An apparatus and method that determines the incremental speed, position and direction of rotating targets using magnetoresistive sensors. A magnet is mounted on a rotating target on the same axis of rotation such that the magnet spins with the target. A magnetoresistive sensor is positioned proximate to the magnet such... Agent: Honeywell/s&s Patent Services

20100097055 - Angle detector: An angle detector with a shaft angle multiplier of 32× shown in FIG. 2 is structured so that the number of winding grooves (2) of a stator core (1) is sixteen which is less than twice the shaft angle multiplier and so that the number of winding grooves (5) of... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100097054 - Coupling device, particularly for a sensor unit: The invention relates to a coupling device, particularly for a sensor unit, comprising at least one dog (30), which can be connected to a rotatable shaft, wherein the dog (30) has a dog toothing (24) at the front thereof, said toothing engaging in a rotor toothing (22) of the rotor... Agent: Michael J. Striker

20100097052 - Resolver interface and signal conditioner: A resolver interface includes separate anti-aliasing filters for sine and cosine signals. The separately filtered signals are then time share multiplexed to a single analog to digital (A/D) converter. Because all of the inputs are fed through the same A/D converter, any error, difference or shift caused by the A/D... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100097053 - Rotating electric machine and manufacturing method therefor: There is provided a rotating electric machine including a rotation sensor unit capable of demonstrating a shielding effect over a wide frequency bandwidth and a manufacturing method therefor. In the rotating electric machine, a power unit provided with a switching element that controls an electric current that flows in a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100097056 - Method and apparatus for nano-scale squid: A nano-SQUID (superconducting quantum interference device) method and system for detecting a magnetic field associated with a nano-sample. A magnetic field of a nano-sample (1130) is coupled through the nano-SQUID hole/loop (720), by placing the sample within the SQUID loop. A static field (Bp) is applied across the nano-SQUID, substantially... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100097057 - Inspection apparatus for performing inspections: An inspection apparatus is provided that can include at least one probe receiving unit. The at least one probe receiving unit can be capable of processing data corresponding to one or more of image information of the type that can be generated by a visual inspection probe, eddy current information... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100097058 - Strain-based carbon nanotube magnetometer: A carbon nanotube magnetometer including a system and method of making the same that includes a single-walled carbon nanotube network formed on a substrate. Electrodes are deposited on opposite ends of the network and a magnetic needle is deposited on the network between the electrodes. A trench is formed under... Agent: Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center

20100097059 - Mems 2d and 3d magnetic field sensors and associated manufacturing method: The disclosure provides Hall effect device configurations capable of measuring magnetic fields in two dimensions (2D) and three dimensions (3D) along with associated microelectromechanical system (MEMS) manufacturing methods. The present invention includes various geometric layout configurations for 2D and 3D Hall effect devices with multidimensional magnetic field sensing elements. Advantageously,... Agent: Clements Bernard PLLC

20100097060 - Apparatus for and method of determining an angle between an element and a magnetic field: An apparatus comprising a magnetic field generator for generating a magnetic field of a predetermined orientation, an element provided in the apparatus at a location that, in use, is within a region of the magnetic field having the predetermined orientation generated by the generator, and a device for determining an... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20100097061 - Apparatus and method for detecting and classifying atherosclerotic plaque hemorrhage: A system and method for detecting atherosclerotic plaque hemorrhage includes a controller programmed to apply a non-selective inversion recovery RF pulse to a region of interest, apply a plurality of encoding sequences to the region of interest to cause generation of a plurality of echoes during application of each encoding... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (gems)

20100097062 - Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: A pulse amplitude adjusting means equipped in the MRI apparatus acquires signals while changing the amplitude of signal suppression pulse and calculates signal absolute values and phase values, and computes reference signals, which are polarized signal absolute values, based on the changes in signal phase values. This reference signals are... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100097063 - Method for changing spin relaxation, method for detecting spin current and spintronics device using spin relaxation: p

20100097064 - Flux plane locating in an underground drilling system: A portable locator and method for establishing the location of the cable line in a region which includes at least one generally straight electrically conductive cable line extending across the region from which cable line a locating signal includes a first arrangement for measuring a local flux intensity of the... Agent: Pritzkau Patent Group, LLC

20100097065 - Method and apparatus for while-drilling transient resistivity measurements: Structure for deep MWD resistivity measurements suitable for both geo-steering and measurements ahead of the drill bit is disclosed. The structure is capable of extracting information about resistivity of formation in the presence of conductive drill. In one embodiment, ahead-of-bit sensing is achieved via transient electromagnetic measurements when current is... Agent: Hugh R. Kress The Law Office Of Hugh R. Kress P.l.l.c.

20100097066 - Casing correction in non-magnetic casing by the measurement of the impedance of a transmitter or receiver: Methods and related systems are described for determining the casing attenuation factor for various frequencies from measurements of the impedance of the transmitting or receiving coil of wire of. The compensation is based on two relationships. The first relationship is between one or more measured impedance parameters and the product... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100097067 - Externally guided and directed field induction resistivity tool: In one aspect of the invention, an induction resistivity tool incorporated into a downhole tool string comprises an outer wall of a downhole component comprising an outer diameter and at least one induction transmitter assembly disposed along the outer diameter. The at least one transmitter assembly comprises at least one... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.

20100097068 - Method and apparatus for borehole wall resisitivity imaging with full circumferential coverage: A logging tool for performing resistivity measurements on the sidewall of a borehole in an earth formation is provided with a circumferential series of evenly-spaced measurement electrodes providing complete circumferential coverage of resistivity measurements. In one embodiment, the measurement electrodes are carried on a conductive pad circumferentially surrounding an elongate... Agent: Hugh R. Kress The Law Office Of Hugh R. Kress P.l.l.c.

20100097069 - Evaluation system, lighting device, and image display device: An image display device accurately evaluates the possibility of problems occurring due to the state of impure gas inside a discharge envelope in a high pressure discharge lamp. The image display device includes the high voltage discharge lamp and an evaluation unit (51) for evaluating the possibility of problems occurring... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (panasonic)

20100097070 - Method for performing a shield integrity test and for isolating trouble in the shield using graphical analysis: A method for evaluating the integrity of a cable shield utilizing wideband noise-to-ground measurements is provided. Upon determining that trouble with the cable shield exists, a method s is provided to isolate the location of the trouble with the cable shield. The method utilizes access locations along the cable and... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.

20100097071 - Integrated circuit having receiver jitter tolerance (\"jtol\") measurement: An integrated circuit capable of on-chip jitter tolerance measurement includes a jitter generator circuit to produce a controlled amount of jitter that is injected into at least one clock signal, and a receive circuit to sample an input signal according to the at least one clock signal. The sampled data... Agent: Deniro/rambus

20100097073 - Methods and apparatus for testing electronic circuits: Methods and apparatus are provided for testing to determine the existence of defects and faults in circuits, devices, and systems such as digital integrated circuits, SRAM memory, mixed signal circuits, and the like. In particular, methods and apparatus are provided for detecting faults in circuits, devices, and systems using input... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP - 46872 J. Steven Gardner

20100097072 - System and method for checking analog circuit with digital checker: Aspects of the present invention provide a system and method for checking a portion of an analog circuit using a digital checker. The method includes establishing a target in the analog circuit, creating an analog target dummy for the target, creating a digital target dummy, binding the digital target dummy... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100097074 - Continuous series arc generator: An arc fault demonstrator device for testing the efficacy of an arc fault interrupter (AFI) circuit breaker. The device includes a motor that moves a movable electrode relative to a stationary electrode under microprocessor control. A relay switches the electrodes connection between an arc voltage measurement circuit and an electrode... Agent: Schneider Electric / Square D Company Legal Dept. - I.p. Group (np)

20100097075 - Test handler for electronic devices: A test handler comprises a package support for holding an electronic device in a certain orientation and for transporting the electronic device to a testing station for testing the electronic device. An orientation correction device is actuable and operative to engage the package support and to rotate the package support... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100097076 - Monitoring system in real time of the state of capacitance graded bushings of power transformers, power reactors, current transformers, circuit breakers and similar: Monitoring system in real time of the state of capacitance graded bushings of power transformers, powers reactors, current transformers, circuit breakers and similar, it is applied preferentially by power transformers; power reactors; chain transformers, circuit breakers and similar, being the system passible of accomplish the monitoring in real time of... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20100097077 - Sensor and method of sensing: A touch sensor senses the presence of an object at one of a plurality of channels on a surface of the touch sensor, wherein proximity of the object to the touch sensor results in a change in capacitance at the position of the channel. The touch sensor includes a drive... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner / Atmel

20100097078 - Noise handling in capacitive touch sensors: In a capacitive sensor of the type having X electrodes which are driven and Y electrodes that are used as sense channels connected to charge measurement capacitors, signal measurements are made conventionally by driving the X electrodes to transfer successive packets of charge to the charge measurement capacitors. However, an... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner / Atmel

20100097079 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for monitoring clearance in a rotary machine: Systems, methods, and apparatus for monitoring clearance in a rotary machine are provided. According to one embodiment of the invention, there is disclosed a method for monitoring clearance between a rotatable member and a stationary member in a rotary machine. The method may include providing a flex circuit capacitance sensor.... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100097080 - Contact sensor unit, electronic device, and method for producing a contact sensor unit: A contact sensor unit includes: a flexible substrate having a conductive pattern; a sensor element having a detecting surface for detecting a fingerprint of a test subject, the sensor element having a terminal electrically connected to the conductive pattern, and the sensor element mounted on the flexible substrate to be... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100097081 - Volumetric induction phase shift detection system for determining tissue water content properties: A method of determining the condition of a bulk tissue sample, by: positioning a bulk tissue sample between a pair of induction coils (or antennae); passing a spectrum of alternating current (or voltage) through a first of the induction coils (or antennae); measuring spectrum of alternating current (or voltage) produced... Agent: Gordon & Rees LLP

20100097082 - Apparatus and method for determining in real time the success of conductive coating removal: An apparatus and method is provided for determining, using real-time data, whether a removal process has been effective in removing a conductive coating from a removal site on a substrate of an electric device. The method includes determination of conductivity between the removal site and the intact conductive coating which... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC

20100097084 - Method for self-monitoring of breakdown in semiconductor components and semiconductor component constructed thereof: The invention relates to a method for monitoring the breakdown of a pn junction in a semiconductor component and to a semiconductor component adapted to carrying out said method. According to the method, optical radiation which is emitted if a breakdown occurs on a pn junction is detected by a... Agent: Merek, Blackmon & Voorhees, LLC

20100097083 - Test handler including gripper-type test contactor: A test handler is provided for testing electronic devices having light-emitting elements. Electronic devices are mounted at a loading position, optical measurements are conducted at a test contact position where a testing device is located for optical communication with the light-emitting elements and then tested electronic devices are removed at... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100097086 - Apparatus and method for active voltage compensation: A voltage compensation assembly adapted for apparatus having a prober for contacting the electronic elements on a substrate is described. The voltage compensation assembly includes a controller connected to the prober and adapted for active voltage compensation, and a voltage measuring unit connected to the controller and for measuring a... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100097085 - Socket, module board, and inspection system using the module board: The socket of the present invention includes a lid having a first protrusion on the reverse side, and a first terminal connected electrically to the first protrusion, and a main body having a second terminal on the upside, and a third terminal connected electrically to the second terminal on the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100097087 - Eye mapping built-in self test (bist) method and apparatus: A built-in self test for receiver operation is provided through a testing method that evaluates characteristics of a received signal eye diagram. The receiver receives a serial data signal and applies compensation to that received serial data signal to generate a compensated serial data signal. The properties of an eye... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.

20100097088 - Sensor apparatus: The present invention includes an output circuit section for digitally outputting from an output terminal in a time division system a failure detection signal from a failure diagnosis circuit and a sense signal from a process circuit section, leading to reduction in size of a sensor apparatus. Further, outputting a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100097090 - Pusher assemblies for use in microfeature device testing, systems with pusher assemblies, and methods for using such pusher assemblies: Pusher assemblies for use in microelectronic device testing systems and methods for using such pusher assemblies are disclosed herein. One particular embodiment of such a pusher assembly comprises a plate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side. An engagement assembly is removably coupled to the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100097089 - Test handler and loading method thereof: When a test handler loads semiconductor devices of user trays onto a test tray, the test handler adjusts a front/rear pitch or a right/left pitch between the semiconductor devices, adjusts the right/left pitch or the front/rear pitch, and loads the semiconductor devices. The test handler can sequentially adjust individually the... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100097092 - Closed loop feedback control of integrated circuits: Systems and methods for closed loop feedback control of integrated circuits. In one embodiment, a plurality of controllable inputs to an integrated circuit is adjusted to achieve a predetermined value of a dynamic operating indicator of the integrated circuit. An operating condition of an integrated circuit is controlled via closed... Agent: Iv (transmeta) C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20100097091 - Methodology for bias temperature instability test: A method for performing a bias temperature instability test on a device includes performing a first stress on the device. After the first stress, a first measurement is performed to determine a first parameter of the device. After the first measurement, a second stress is performed on the device, wherein... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

  
04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100090676 - Electrostatic discharge device testing system and method: There is disclosed an electrostatic discharge (ESD) device tester and a method of operating the tester. In an embodiment, the method comprises operating the tester by uniquely identifying an ESD device to be tested using identification means provided on the tester; taking at least one test measurement of the uniquely... Agent: Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP 66 Wellington Street West, Suite 4200

20100090677 - Detecting and handling coincidence in particle analysis: Methods and systems substantially eliminate data representative of coincident events from particle analyzer data. A fluid sample containing particles for analysis is prepared. Using an electrical or optical measurement device, signals are sensed. Each signal corresponds to events detected in a sub-sample of the fluid sample flowing through a measurement... Agent: Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.

20100090678 - Method for producing an electricity sensing device: A method for producing an electricity sensing device with a one-piece, U-shaped bent current conductor of a certain length having a middle portion and two end portions and comprising in the middle portion the form of a rod having a non-rectangular conductor cross-section and featuring flats having a rectangular conductor... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100090679 - Apparatus for testing printed circuit and method therefor: An apparatus comprises a sensor, a power supply and a measurer. The sensor is placed over the electronic component. The power supply can supply electric power to the printed circuit; thereby the printed circuit is powered on. The measurer can measure a sensing signal through the sensor when the printed... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100090680 - Intelligent electronic device having a terminal assembly for coupling to a meter mounting socket: An intelligent electronic device having a terminal assembly for coupling the IED, e.g., a revenue meter, to a meter mounting socket. The assembly includes a housing including a generally planar, rigid base, the base including at least one opening and at least one circuit board having at least one electrically... Agent: Electro Industries/ Gaugetech C/o Casella & Hespos, LLP

20100090681 - Device and method for reading electric currents resulting from an electromagnetic signal detector: A device for reading electric currents including a capacitive element to integrate the current, the terminals of the capacitive element being connected to the mass and to an output branch of the device respectively, and a differential pair including: a first transistor mounted between the input branch of the input... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100090682 - Multi-meter test lead probe for hands-free electrical measurement of control panel industrial terminal blocks: An electrical test lead probe for use with a multi-meter provides for releasable retention in and electrical contact with a terminal of an industrial terminal block. The test lead probe includes a self-adjoining electrically conducting tip that is configured for automatic releasable receipt into a terminal block socket of various... Agent: Bowman & Associates

20100090683 - Current measuring device: A current sensor is provided for non-invasively measuring electrical current in an electrical conductor. The current sensor includes a housing having a Hall effect sensor and circuitry for transmitting a signal indicative of the current flowing through the electrical conductor. The current sensor further includes a clamp that allows an... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100090684 - Method and apparatus for current measurement using hall sensors without iron cores: A method and apparatus for current measurement using Hall sensors without iron cores, used to estimate a flowing current in an electric conducting cable are provided by the exemplary examples of the present invention. The method for current measurement using Hall sensors without iron cores includes the following step: (a)... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100090685 - Wide-range open-loop current sensor: m

20100090686 - Magnetic encoder including magnetic ring having roughness: A magnetic encoder includes a metallic reinforcing ring and a magnetic ring attached to the metallic reinforcing ring, and is composed of a mixture of an elastic element and a magnetic material. A front side of the magnetic ring is formed into a roughly uneven surface having a roughness of... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100090687 - Domain wall movement on magnetic strip tracks: Magnetic shift tracks or magnetic strips, to which application of a rotating magnetic field or by rotation of the strip itself allows accurate determination of domain wall movement. One particular embodiment is a method of determining a position of a domain wall in a magnetic strip. The method includes applying... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20100090688 - Method and sensor arrangement for determining the position and/or change of position of a measured object relative to a sensor: A method for determining the position and/or change of position of a measured object relative to a sensor, where the sensor preferably has a sensor coil to which an alternating current is applied, is characterized in that a magnet associated with the measured object, in a soft magnetic foil, whose... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100090689 - Position detection magnet and position detection apparatus: A position detection apparatus includes a position detection target member, a magnet that moves in accordance with movement of the position detection target member, and a plurality of magnetic detectors provided on a surface opposite a movement plane of the magnet. A flat yoke is provided on the reverse face... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100090690 - Arrangement for wheel rotational speed detection with increased intrinsic safety: Disclosed is an arrangement for the intrinsically safe detection of movements of a body, such as a wheel. The arrangement includes a magnetic encoder (5, 25) and a sensor (26), the magnetic encoder (5, 25) moving with the body and is magnetically coupled to at least two sensor elements (S1,... Agent: Continental Teves, Inc.

20100090691 - Detecting device and detecting method: A detecting device includes a viscoelastic magnet obtained by kneading and molding a magnet material and a viscoelastic material and a magnetic-flux detecting unit that detects a change in a magnetic flux density vector due to deformation of the viscoelastic magnet.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100090692 - Magnetic sensor module and piston position detector: A magnetic sensor module which includes: a semiconductor substrate including an integrated circuit for switching operation; a magneto-resistive element which is disposed on a first surface of the semiconductor substrate and has a magneto-sensitive direction in a direction along the first surface; and a bias magnetic field applying member provided... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100090693 - Method and apparatus for controlling t1 recovery process in magnetic resonance measurements: Radiation damping (RD) is employed to hasten the recovery of longitudinal magnetization after RF excitation and signal readout in a magnetic resonance measurement cycle. A switch driven by the pulse sequence that performs the measurement cycle energizes a feedback RF coil driven by an amplified and phase shifted portion of... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100090695 - Magnetic resonance imaging (mri) apparatus and method for reduced eddy current generation in the imaged object: An MRI apparatus and method reduces eddy currents generated by changing gradient magnetic fields used to image an object. Positioning image data from a pilot imaging mode is used to set reference imaging conditions for a subsequent actual diagnostic imaging mode used to acquire diagnostic image data. An eddy current... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100090694 - Method and device for automated generation of a formal description of a magnetic resonance system measurement sequence, using a sequence model: A magnetic resonance sequence model that is a formal description of a measurement sequence is used to automate measurement sequence programming. The sequence model allows a system-independent specification of the measurement sequence for execution in a magnetic resonance scanner. The sequence model is as formal as possible; it is limited... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100090697 - Method of performing mri with an atomic magnetometer: A method and apparatus are provided for performing an in-situ magnetic resonance imaging of an object. The method includes the steps of providing an atomic magnetometer, coupling a magnetic field generated by magnetically resonating samples of the object through a flux transformer to the atomic magnetometer and measuring a magnetic... Agent: Los Alamos National Security, LLC

20100090696 - Method, processor, and magnetic resonance apparatus for selective presentation of lung movement: In a method for selective presentation of a movement of the lung, magnetic resonance images (MR images) of the lung are acquired in a temporal progression, i.e. MR images of the lung are acquired over multiple breathing cycles. The acquired MR images are registered with regard to a reference position... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100090698 - Nuclear magnetic resonance method for detecting hydrogen peroxide and apparatus for performing said method: A nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) method for detecting hydrogen peroxide includes providing a liquid sample in a static magnetic field; stimulating a spin signal in the sample by exciting the sample with a first electromagnetic pulse having a frequency corresponding to the hydrogen NMR frequency in the static magnetic field;... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20100090699 - Power supply for rf coils: A radio-frequency (RF) coil array for receiving magnetic resonance (MR) signals wherein the RF coil array (402) comprises at least one RF receive coil with an associated electronic circuit, a rechargeable electrical storage device arranged to supply electrical power to the associated electronic circuit, and a charging circuit arranged to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100090700 - Methods and apparatus for displaying an electronic rendering of a locate operation based on an electronic record of locate information: Methods and apparatus for providing on a display device an electronic rendering of a locate operation to detect a presence or an absence of an underground facility. One or more electronic detection marks are displayed in a display field of the display device, based at least in part on locate... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100090701 - Marine em exploration: A method for estimating the effects of an airwave in marine electromagnetic data measured using a source and at least one receiver. The method involves measuring the electromagnetic response at two different under water source-receiver separations and using measurements at the larger separation to estimate the airwave response at that... Agent: E Eugene Thigpen Pretroleum Geo-services

20100090702 - In situ battery tester: A battery tester is described that can measure the life of a battery without requiring direct access to or removal of the battery from the musical instrument or effects box in which the battery is installed.... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100090703 - Molecular shield for an ionizaton vacuum gauge: A system for measuring gas density in a vacuum includes a gauge, a housing for containing the gauge, and a magnet secured to an exterior surface of the housing. The magnet is a flexible magnetic strips, and positioned around the exterior surface of the housing. The gauge includes grid insulator... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100090706 - Device and method for testing a circuit: A device having testing capabilities, the device includes: a tested circuit that includes multiple scan chains; a compactor adapted to compress scan chain test responses; a mask unit, connected between the multiple scan chains and the compactor, wherein the mask unit is adapted to mask scan chain test responses outputted... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20100090705 - Lsi test apparatus, lsi test method, and computer product: An LSI test apparatus includes a test circuit synthesizing unit that synthesizes a test circuit and inserts the test circuit in a pre-test-synthesis net list; a test pattern generating unit that, based on a post-test-synthesis net list acquired by the test circuit synthesizing unit, generates a test pattern that simultaneously... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100090704 - Test fixture: A test fixture is mounted to a supporting base and adapted for holding an electronic device, such as a laptop computer, a mobile phone and so on, on the purpose of testing an antenna characteristic of the electronic device. The test fixture includes a first fixing component and a second... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100090707 - Test module for radio frequency identification chips and method of the same: A test module and method for radio frequency identification (RFID) chips are provided. The test module includes a test head having a chip carrier for carrying a RFID chip to be tested, the chip carrier having a first antenna electronically connecting the RFID chip. The module further includes a second... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20100090708 - Electric discharge detection method and electric discharge machining apparatus: An electric discharge machining apparatus having a gate signal generator for generating a gate signal, a power source for applying a voltage across a work gap formed between a tool electrode and a workpiece, a gap voltage detector for detecting a gap voltage of the work gap, an electric discharge... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100090709 - Test apparatus and test method: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test, comprising a pattern generating section that generates a test pattern determined according to a test signal to be supplied to the device under test; a timing signal generating section that generates a timing signal indicating a timing for supplying... Agent: Masao Yoshimura

20100090710 - Impulse immunity test apparatus: A TLP generator is used as a rectangular wave generator. The sum of an injection resistance and a matching resistance is set so as to match the characteristic impedance of a transmission line for transmitting a rectangular wave to a test target. A capacitor is connected to a return line... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100090712 - Sensor device and method with at surface object sensing and away from surface object sensing: Methods, systems and devices are described for determining positional information for objects using a sensing device. The various embodiments provide improved user interface functionality by facilitating user input with both objects that are at the surfaced and objects that are away from the surface. The sensor device includes a processing... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (syna)

20100090711 - System and method for testing an electrostatic chuck: The present invention provides a reliable, non-invasive, electrical test method for predicting satisfactory performance of electrostatic chucks (ESCs). In accordance with an aspect of the present invention, a parameter, e.g., impedance, of an ESC is measured over a frequency band to generate a parameter functions. This parameter function may be... Agent: Tr Patents, L.L.C.

20100090713 - Embeddable moisture sensor, measurement device and method of use thereof: Disclosed herein is a method of interrogating a resonant circuit that includes embedding a resonant circuit into a material, wherein a dielectric of a capacitor of the resonant circuit is the material. The method includes remotely determining the resonant frequency of the electrical circuit with a measurement device, wherein the... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100090714 - Sensing circuit for devices with protective coating: An integrated circuit has an inhomogeneous protective layer or coating over a circuit to be protected, and a sensing circuit (80) arranged to sense a first impedance of a part of the protective coating compared to a reference impedance (CO) located on the integrated circuit. The sensing circuit is able... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100090715 - Active device array substrate: An active device array substrate has a display area and a peripheral circuit area and further includes a plurality of pixel units, a plurality of signal lines, a plurality of testing pads and a first dielectric layer. The pixel units are arranged in the display area in an array. The... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20100090716 - Integrated circuit device to support inductive sensing: An integrated circuit device inductive touch analog front end (AFE) excites selected ones of a plurality of inductive touch sensors, measures voltages across the coils of the plurality of inductive touch sensors, and provides analog output signals representative of these coil voltages. A physical displacement (touch) to the inductive sensor... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100090717 - Programmable integrated circuit device to support inductive sensing: An integrated circuit device inductive touch analog front end excites selected ones of a plurality of inductive touch sensors and provides analog output signals representative of voltages across the coils of the plurality of inductive touch sensors. Various characteristics of the inductive touch analog front end are programmable. A digital... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100090718 - Semiconductor device, and development supporting device: States of LSI internal signals (100 to 107) are monitored. Signal name information (31), signal state information (32), and information (33) about time in an LSI when a signal undergoes a state transition, are packetized and output as trace information (10) to the outside. In a development supporting device, the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100090719 - Switch control unit, test apparatus and method for liquid crystal cell: The present invention discloses a switch control unit, a test apparatus and method for a liquid crystal cell. The switch control unit controls a signal input to the liquid crystal display driver and controls the output of the signal from the liquid crystal display driver accordingly, and includes a control... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

  
04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100085033 - Ion current measurement device: The invention provides an ion current measurement device for a tool having an ion source. The ion current measurement device comprises an ion collecting cup and a replaceable liner. The ion collecting cup is disposed in the tool and the ion collecting cup possesses a cup opening facing the ion... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100085034 - Current measurement circuit, current detection circuit and saturation prevention and recovery circuit for operational amplifier: A current measurement circuit includes: a constant-voltage loop circuit including an operational amplifier, and a first resistor for current detection connected to an output of the operational amplifier, the output of the operational amplifier being fed back to an inverting input terminal of the operational amplifier via the first resistor;... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20100085035 - Method and apparatus for determining ac voltage waveform anomalies: A method and apparatus for determining AC voltage waveform anomalies. The apparatus comprises a threshold generator for generating at least one time-variant threshold based on information regarding an AC voltage waveform. The apparatus further comprises a threshold detector for comparing a sample of the AC voltage waveform to the at... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group

20100085036 - Overhead communicating device: A power line monitoring device is mounted to a power line. The device includes circuitry for monitoring the power line and communicating information regarding the power line. A ground reference point of the circuitry is electrically coupled to the power line. Therefore, the monitoring device, including its circuitry, has substantially... Agent: King & Spalding, LLP

20100085037 - System and method for measuring reactive power: A system and method for measuring reactive power which uses a pair of quadrate carriers to add a 90 degree phase shift to a voltage path or a current path in a power meter. The quadrate carriers have the same frequency but are offset in phase from each other by... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100085038 - Arrangement comprising a magnetic-field-dependent angle sensor: In order to reduce the dimensions of the mechanical components and the number and size of the sensory and electronic components in an arrangement comprising a magnetic-field-dependent angle sensor which is effectively connected to a magnetic transmitter which is arranged such that it can rotate with respect to the angle... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100085039 - Position sensor: A plurality of layers of flat coils are stacked and connected in series with each other to form a single coil pole, and the coil pole is energized by an A.C. signal. Magnetism-responsive member, provided to be opposed to the coil pole in a non-contact manner, is displaced relative to... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100085040 - Apparatus and method for determining speed and direction of slotted targets utilizing dual magnetic sensor packaging: A magnetic sensing apparatus and method that determines the speed and direction of gears or slotted targets. A magnet can be placed proximate to the slotted target to create a magnetic field. An integrated circuit is formed on a substrate containing two or more magnetoresistive sensors occupying the same area.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100085041 - Magneto-resistance based nano-scale position sensor: A position sensor and method include a magnetic component, a first magneto-resistive sensor disposed in proximity to the magnet/coil; and a second magneto-resistive sensor disposed in proximity to the magnetic component and the first magneto-resistive sensor. The first magneto-resistive sensor and second magneto-resistive sensor are configured to sense changes in... Agent: Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.

20100085042 - Eddy current testing apparatus and eddy current testing method: The eddy current testing apparatus includes a probe having an eddy current testing sensor including a pair of eddy current testing coils. The apparatus also includes an eddy current testing flaw detector inputting detection signals from the eddy current testing sensor. The diameter of a magnetic core used in each... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20100085043 - Eddy current testing apparatus and eddy current testing method: The eddy current testing apparatus includes a probe having an eddy current testing sensor including a pair of eddy current testing coils. The apparatus also includes an eddy current testing flaw detector inputting detection signals from the eddy current testing sensor. The diameter of a magnetic core used in each... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20100085044 - Eddy current testing method, eddy current testing differential coil and eddy current testing probe for internal finned pipe or tube: The invention provides an eddy current testing method for an internal finned pipe or tube which can securely detect a micro defect generated in a trough portion in an inner surface of the pipe or tube, even in the case that an inner surface shape of the internal finned pipe... Agent: Clark & Brody

20100085045 - Omnidirectional eddy current array probes and methods of use: Omnidirectional eddy current array probes for detecting flaws in a conductive test object generally includes semi-circular wave shaped continuous drive lines in two rows disposed in two layers that are multiplexed for omnidirectional inspection without blind spots. The semicircular wave shaped continuous drive lines are superimposed to form pseudo-circular drive... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100085046 - Hyperpolarized dynamic chemical shift imaging with tailored multiband excitation pulses: A method for performing magnetic resonance spectroscopy is described. The method generally includes applying a tailored multiband spectral-spatial radio frequency excitation pulse to a sample including a first species and at least a second species having a different resonant frequency than the first species. The multiband excitation pulse excites the... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100085047 - Method for detecting paraffin wax and asphaltene content in oil: This invention relates to geology, geochemistry, oil refinery and petroleum chemistry and can be implemented for determination of paraffin and asphaltene concentration in oil, in particular, for analysis of heavy oils and bitumens. To determine concentration of paraffins and asphaltenes in oil, three crude oil samples are extracted; two extracted... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department

20100085048 - Rotating-frame gradient fields for magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear magnetic resonance in low fields: A system and method for Fourier encoding a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signal is disclosed. A static magnetic field B0 is provided along a first direction. An NMR signal from the sample is Fourier encoded by applying a rotating-frame gradient field BG superimposed on the B0, where the BG comprises... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100085051 - Method and device to determine an inversion time value of tissue by means of magnetic resonance technology: In a method to determine an inversion time value for contrast improvement between different tissue in a contrast agent-supported magnetic resonance imaging, a series of magnetic resonance images of an imaging area is acquired using an inversion recovery sequence with different inversion times. A structure in the magnetic resonance images... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100085052 - Method for magnitude constrained phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging: A method for magnitude constrained phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is provided. The method utilizes an assumption that the image magnitude is shared across a series of images reconstructed from a set of phase contrast enhanced k-space data. In this manner, one common magnitude image and a plurality of... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100085049 - Method of obtaining a magnetic resonance image in which the streak artifacts are corrected using non-linear phase correction: A non-linear phase correction method is provided. For the non-linear phase correction method, image information is acquired by gradient echo echo planar imaging (EPI). Reference information is acquired by spin echo EPI. The image information is corrected based on the reference information.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100085050 - Spectral resolution enhancement of magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging: A method and apparatus for enhancing the spectral resolution of magnetic resonance spectroscopic (MRS) measurements include receiving time domain echo data from an MRS measurement for an MRS volume in a subject. Also received are high spatial resolution complex signal values within the MRS volume based on magnetic resonance imaging... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100085053 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and gradient coil cooling control method: A feedforward control unit predicts the maximum value of the temperature of a gradient coil based on a power duty and a scan time of a pulse sequence, and a present temperature of the gradient coil. When the maximum value exceeds a predetermined upper limit, the feedforward control unit then... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100085054 - Systems and methods for generating electronic records of locate and marking operations: Systems and methods for generating electronic records of locate operations and marking operations are described. Exemplary systems and methods include marking devices that generate, store and/or transmit electronic records of marking information, locate devices that generate, store and/or transmit electronic records of locate information, and locate devices and marking devices... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100085055 - Method of mapping hydrocarbon reservoirs in shallow waters and also an apparatus for use when practising the method: A system for marine electromagnetic surveying of hydrocarbon reservoirs is proposed. The system proposed is characterized by high sensitivity to targets containing hydrocarbons and an ability to work in shallow and deep waters. The system includes a transmitter setting up current pulses in water (2) through a submerged, vertical or... Agent: Gable & Gotwals

20100085056 - Magneto-resistance based topography sensing: A topography sensor and method include a probe configured to traverse a surface to determine a topography. A stray magnetic field is disposed in proximity to the probe. A magneto-resistive sensor is configured so that the stray magnetic field passing through it changes in accordance with positional changes of the... Agent: Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.

20100085057 - Device estimating a state of a secondary battery: A diffusion estimation unit follows a diffusion equation in an active material that is represented by a polar coordinate to estimate a distribution in concentration of lithium in the active material. An open circuit voltage estimation unit obtains an open circuit voltage in accordance with a local SOC(θ) based on... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100085059 - Differential power detection: A method of determining a differential power condition includes comparing a voltage across a resistor to a first threshold. The voltage across the resistor is proportional to a difference between a first current and a second current. The method also includes comparing a difference between the first current and the... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100085060 - Electric power source circuit and abnormality diagnosis system: In a power source circuit for supplying electric power of a battery, a capacitor is charged by the battery when an ignition switch and a power supply relay are closed. The power supply relay is opened after the ignition switch is closed. The charge voltage of the capacitor falls, if... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100085058 - Trainline integrity locomotive test device: A trainline integrity locomotive test device is provided that is configured to provide conventionally provided End-Of-Train (EOT) functionality required for a single locomotive test as well as functionality necessary for troubleshooting electrical problems in trainline electrical conductors, wherein the trainline integrity locomotive test device includes a reduced number of components... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100085061 - Calibrated two port passive intermodulation (pim) distance to fault analyzer: A PIM measurement circuit enables making forward and reverse PIM measurements on any 1 port (reflection) or 2 port (transmission) device with the ability to determine in distance where individual PIM impairments are located as well as their magnitude. The PIM measurement circuit includes two frequency sources that are provided... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20100085062 - Network device, network connection detector and detection method thereof: A network device, a network connection detector and a detection method thereof are disclosed. The network device comprises a socket, a waveform generator and a reflected wave detector. The waveform generator sends a first test wave to at least a first contact of a plurality of contacts of a socket... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100085063 - Method of diagnosing defective elements in a standalone system, powered by an intermittent power source: The diagnostic method applies to a standalone system including a generator, a power regulator and a power storage element. The method includes comparison of the effective charging power or current of the power storage element respectively with a predefined power or current threshold. If the effective charging power or current... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100085064 - Universal power and testing platform: The present invention is directed to a Universal Power Platform (UPP) that powers the pump or pumps that may not be on the platform but that are in a skid subsea near the pipeline for a desired pre-commissioning method to be carried out, such as cleaning, filling, chemical treating, pigging,... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100085065 - Passive agent system impedance monitoring station and method: This invention relates to a hybrid passive agent system impedance monitoring station and method. The method of monitoring impedance of an electrical system includes the steps of providing an impedance monitoring station adapted to test and monitor system impedance, solving for system impedance in a time domain, solving for system... Agent: Trego, Hines & Ladenheim, PLLC

20100085066 - Methods and systems for the rapid detection of concealed objects: The present invention provides for an improved scanning process having microwave arrays comprised of microwave transmitters in radiographic alignment with microwave receivers. The microwave array emits controllably directed microwave radiation toward an object under inspection. The object under inspection absorbs radiation in a manner dependent upon its metal content. The... Agent: Patentmetrix

20100085067 - Anesthesia monitor, capacitance nanosensors and dynamic sensor sampling method: Embodiments of nanoelectronic sensors are described, including sensors for detecting analytes such as anesthesia gases, CO2 and the like in human breath. An integrated monitor system and disposable sensor unit is described which permits a number of different anesthetic agents to be identified and monitored, as well as concurrent monitoring... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100085068 - Sensor device for detecting electrical properties of a fluid: The sensor device for detecting electrical properties of a fluid under high pressure has: a pressure-tight housing, whose cavity is connectable to a high pressure line via an opening, a sensor for electrical properties, which is situated in the cavity, glass feedthroughs, which electrically connect the contacts on an external... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100085069 - Impedance optimized interface for membrane probe application: In a membrane probing apparatus, the impedance of the interface between coaxial cables connected to the test instrumentation and the membrane supported co-planar waveguide that conductively connects to the probe's contacts is optimized by eliminating a ground plane in the interface board.... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100085070 - Carrier tray for use with prober: A carrier tray for use with a prober is arranged to allow the prober to measure or test not only semiconductor wafers but also semiconductor packages and accurately position each of different-shaped semiconductor packages. A carrier tray includes a lowermost tray and an uppermost tray interposing therebetween an intermediate tray.... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100085071 - Thermoelectric device and method: A system, device and method for electrically addressing an element include providing a thermoelectric layer in proximity with an area to be addressed and positioning a probe in proximity of the thermoelectric layer. Electrical activity is induced in the thermoelectric layer by applying heat from the probe. A response is... Agent: Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.

20100085073 - Accurate measuring of long steady state minority carrier diffusion lengths: Surface photo-voltage measurements are used to accurately determine very long steady state diffusion length of minority carriers and to determine iron contaminant concentrations and other recombination centers in very pure wafers. Disclosed methods use multiple (e.g., at least two) non-steady state surface photovoltage measurements of diffusion length done at multiple... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100085072 - Detection control circuit for anti-leakage: The present invention discloses a detection control circuit for preventing a leakage current, which comprises a register unit comprising a clock signal input terminal for receiving a clock signal; a reset signal input terminal, for receiving a reset signal; a signal generating terminal, for generating a logic signal; and a... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100085074 - Power converter, short detection circuit thereof, and method for detecting short: A short detection circuit, for detecting an output node corresponding to an output voltage converted from an input voltage of a power converter, includes a first current source, a charging/discharging unit, a comparator, and a logic control unit. The charging/discharging unit performs charging operation in accordance with the first current... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

  
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20100079130 - Chemical sensor using thin-film sensing member: Provided is a chemical sensor that may include a first electrode on a substrate, a sensing member covering the first electrode on the substrate, and a plurality of second electrodes on a surface of the sensing member exposing the surface of the sensing member. The chemical sensor may be configured... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100079131 - Audio frequency device for audible eyes off measurements: An electrical to audible signal measurement apparatus comprises an absolute value converter, a voltage to frequency converter, a polarity detector, and a waveform changer. The absolute value converter is capable of converting a bipolar input signal into a unipolar signal. The voltage to frequency converter is connected to the absolute... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20100079132 - Amplifier topology and method for connecting to printed circuit board traces used as shunt resistors: A voltage regulator (26) can be coupled between the second terminal of the shunt resistor and a low-side supply voltage terminal (27) of the amplifier. A charge pump (30) can provide a below-ground voltage on a second terminal of the output resistor. A difference amplifier (31) coupled to the drain... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100079133 - Heat sink mounting structure and electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, a heat sink mounting structure for mounting a heat sink for radiating heat from a heat-generating part on a printed circuit board in the heat-generating part, comprises a hook, a conductive clip, a power supply and a detector. The hook is formed close to the heat-generating... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100079135 - Magnetic detecting device and method for making the same, and angle detecting apparatus, position detecting apparatus, and magnetic switch each including the magnetic detecting device: In a magnetic detecting device, conductive patterns are formed on a substrate in a surrounding region outside chips, except for a region between the chips. Inner connection pads formed on each of the chips are wire-bonded to their corresponding conductive patterns, so that the chips are electrically connected to each... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100079134 - Position detection apparatus using magnetoresistive effect element: A circular surface of a magnet is magnetized to an N-pole, and a back surface is magnetized to an S-pole. A detection unit moves in an X-Y plane at a position apart from the surface of the magnet. An X-direction detection element and a Y-direction detection element are installed in... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100079136 - Blade tip clearance measurement sensor and method for gas turbine engines: An electromagnetic field sensor assembly for blade tip clearance measurement in a gas turbine engine is disclosed that includes a ceramic sensor body, a multi-layered wire coil wound about a distal end portion of the sensor body for producing an electromagnetic field, a ceramic well enclosing the sensor body and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100079137 - Method and apparatus for measurement of magnetic permeability of a material: A system for determining magnetic permeability of a material. Two electrical inductors formed as primary and secondary concentric coils share a common magnetic core space. A first AC voltage applied to the primary coil creates a magnetic flux in the core proportional to the magnetic permeability of the material. The... Agent: Steven Weseman, Patent Counsel Qed Technologies International, Inc.

20100079138 - Micro-power magnetic switch: A sensor having a power management mechanism controlled by an external trigger signal is presented. The sensor includes a magnetic field signal generating circuit and a control circuit coupled to the magnetic field signal generating circuit. The control circuit, responsive to an externally generated trigger signal, initiates a supply current... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100079139 - Circuit and apparatus for decoupling rf surface coils: A decoupling circuit for a radio frequency (RF) surface coil having a plurality of tuning capacitors includes at least two decoupling points and a DC source coupled to the at least two decoupling points. Each decoupling point is associated with one of the plurality of tuning capacitors. Each decoupling point... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100079140 - Fibre tracking on the basis of macroscopic information: A diffusion data processing apparatus comprising a segmenter arranged to segment the diffusion tensor data according to at least one segmentation model representing at least part of a fiber bundle. The segmentation model may comprise macroscopic and/or microscopic information. This leads to a segmentation of the fiber bundle that is... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100079142 - Combined magnetic resonance imaging and targeting device for magnetic particles: The invention relates to a combined magnetic resonance imaging and targeting device for magnetic particles having a magnetic coil array. The magnetic coil array comprises a plurality of coils, each of which is connected to a power supply. The power supplies are connected to a controller which is embodied for... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100079141 - Magnetic resonance system and method for correction of distortion due to continuous movement of patient table: In a method and magnetic resonance (MR) for reduction and correction of image distortions that occur in the generation of MR images of an examination subject that is arranged on a table that is continuously driven through the MR system during the generation of the MR images and whose cause... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100079143 - Demountable cryogenic nmr connection assembly systems and methods: In some embodiments, a NMR spectrometer includes a NMR probe circuit component (e.g. RF coil insert, capacitor, inductor) in thermal and electrical contact with a cryogenically-cooled NMR probe support through a collet assembly. The collet assembly includes a collet assembly body connected to the probe support, a collet inserted into... Agent: Varian Inc. Legal Department

20100079144 - Magnets for use in magnetic resonance imaging: A magnetic resonance system uses a shielded superconducting magnet to produce a dsv useful for specialist imaging in an overall short magnet system at field strengths 1.5 Tesla and above. The magnet includes at least a first central coil C1, which has a length of at least 25% of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100079145 - System and method to determine the state of charge of a battery using magnetostriction to detect magnetic response of battery material: One exemplary embodiment includes a method including providing a battery, producing a first magnetic field so that a second magnetic field is induced in the battery, sensing a magnetic field resulting from the interaction of the first magnetic field and the second magnetic field, utilizing the sensed net magnetic field... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20100079146 - Battery information acquiring apparatus: There is an 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 power supply voltage and; a transformer configured to have a primary... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100079147 - Inline inspection of photovoltaics for electrical defects: A method of inline inspection of photovoltaic material for electrical anomalies. A first electrical connection is formed to a first surface of the photovoltaic material, and a second electrical connection is formed to an opposing second surface of the photovoltaic material. A localized current is induced in the photovoltaic material... Agent: Lng/kla Joint Customer C/o Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20100079148 - Uhf partial discharge and its location measuring device for high-voltage power devices: Disclosed is a UHF partial discharge and its location measuring device for high-voltage power devices. The measuring device includes a partial discharge sensor, an external noise sensor, an analogue-digital converter, a peak detector, a partial discharge signal processor, an arrival time detector, a discharge location processor, and a display unit.... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20100079149 - Circuit testing apparatus and system: A circuit testing apparatus testing interconnectivity between two integrated circuits including: a data writing unit writing test pattern data for causing the outputting one of the two integrated circuits to perform a predetermined operation into a data buffer of the inputting integrated circuit; and a test control signal generating unit... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100079150 - Apparatus for the dynamic detection, selection and deselection of leaking decoupling capacitors: Embodiments of the invention generally provide methods, systems, and apparatus for testing decoupling capacitors of an integrated circuit. A decoupling capacitor may be disconnected from the power grid of the integrated circuit during testing. The voltage of the decoupling capacitor may be compared to the voltage of a reference capacitor... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP Gero Mcclellan / Qimonda

20100079151 - Automatic test equipment self test: A self test adapter (STA) for automatic test equipment (ATE) is provided. The STA includes an enclosure. A backplane is housed by the enclosure. A dual data bus is integrated into the backplane. At least one STA card module is inserted into the backplane. The at least one STA card... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

20100079152 - Methods for measuring dielectric properties of parts: A method is disclosed for calibrating a capacitance of an apparatus for measuring dielectric properties of a part. The apparatus includes an electrically grounded chamber, a lower electrode disposed within the chamber and connected to a radiofrequency (RF) transmission rod, an electrically grounded upper electrode disposed within the chamber above... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100079153 - Touch sensor system and method: A touch sensor assembly may include a cover, an electrode film assembly, an adhesive layer, a printed circuit board (PCB) electrically connected to the electrode film and a back plate configured to be coupled to the cover with the PCB and the electrode film assembly disposed between the housing and... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100079154 - Capacitive angle encoder and withdrawable feeder for circuit board component insertion machines: The invention relates to a capacitive angle encoder for detecting a rotational position of a rotatable object relative to a stationary object as well as a withdrawable feeder for circuit board component insertion machines, said withdrawable feeder being equipped with an angle encoder according to the invention. The angle encoder... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100079155 - Pressure detection apparatus: A pressure detection apparatus has a pressure-sensitive resistor whose first resistance varies according to pressure and a change of its own temperature, a temperature-sensitive resistor which has a same resistance-temperature coefficient as the pressure-sensitive resistor and whose second resistance varies according to the change of the temperature, a current source... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100079156 - Method and means for connecting a large number of electrodes to a measuring device: An improved electrode for measurement of neuron electrical activity where the number of measurement points is much larger than offered by existing devices. We disclose a method to select a subset of available measuring electrodes, herein called pads, on the surface of the device of our invention, herein called picafina.... Agent: Sergio Lara Pereira Monteiro

20100079157 - Eddy current system and method for crack detection: An eddy current system and method enables detection of sub-surface damage in a cylindrical object. The invention incorporates a dual frequency, orthogonally wound eddy current probe mounted on a stepper motor-controlled scanning system. The system is designed to inspect for outer surface damage from the interior of the cylindrical object.... Agent: National Aeronautics And Space Administration Langley Research Center

20100079158 - Current localization tracker: A method includes positioning body-electrodes in galvanic contact with a body of a patient and positioning a mapping-tool, having a mapping-electrode, in a plurality of regions in the body. The method further includes tracking the mapping-tool at different positions in each of the regions using a location-measuring system, and for... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100079159 - Method and apparatus for providing a tester integrated circuit for testing a semiconductor device under test: Methods and apparatus for providing a tester integrated circuit (IC) for testing a semiconductor device under test (DUT) are described. Examples of the invention can relate to an apparatus for testing a semiconductor device under test (DUT). In some examples, the apparatus can include an integrated circuit (IC) coupled to... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie

20100079160 - Probe interface for electrostatic discharge testing of an integrated circuit: A system, probe interface, and method to test an integrated circuit with an electrostatic discharge signal. The probe interface includes a pulse generation circuit, ground plane, and a relay matrix, while the integrated circuit includes a plurality of contact points. The probe interface is configured proximate to the integrated circuit... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100079161 - Probe apparatus: A probe apparatus includes a holding frame holding a test head through a biasing unit biasing the test head. An annular member is rotatably mounted in an opening of a ceiling plate of a main body. Cam followers are rotatably provided circumferentially on the annular member. An intermediate connecting member... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100079162 - Data processing device and methods thereof: A data processing device includes a first memory for use during normal operation of the device and a second memory for use during testing. The second memory stores a set of test patterns for testing of a functional module. When the data processing device is in a normal (i.e. non-test)... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20100079163 - 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

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