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Electricity: measuring and testing June invention type 06/10

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06/24/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100156391 - Measuring device: The invention relates to a measuring device comprising a signal unit (20) for emitting a measuring signal (22.1, 22.2) in a measuring frequency range (60, 62, 68, 70) adapted for measurement and an evaluation unit (36) for the spectral evaluation of an evaluation signal (34.1, 34.2) induced by the measuring... Agent: Michael J. Striker

20100156392 - Foil-leaf electrometer for static field detection with triggered indicator: An apparatus for detecting a static field includes two surfaces of conductive material that are: (i) electrically coupled to each other, and (ii) adjacent to each other. The two surfaces repel each other in the presence of a static field. A rupturable indicator bridging and coupled between the two surfaces... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100156393 - Current sensor having coil mounted to current carrying bus and related system: A current sensor includes a coil for sensing current in a current carrying bus, and a mount for mounting the coil to the current carrying bus at a distance from the bus. A system including the current sensor includes similar structure.... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100156394 - Magnetic field current sensors: Embodiments related to magnetic current sensors, systems and methods. In an embodiment, a magnetic current sensor integrated in an integrated circuit (IC) and housed in an IC package comprises an IC die formed to present at least three magnetic sense elements on a first surface, a conductor, and at least... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100156395 - Method and apparatus for amplified variable reluctance speed sensor: A method and system for measuring a characteristic of a machine is provided. The system includes a speed sensor including a housing, a variable reluctance sensor (VRS) mounted at least partially within the housing, and a digitization circuit electrically coupled to an output of the VRS. The digitization circuit is... Agent: John S. Beulick (12729) C/o Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100156396 - Device for calibration of a field transmitter: Device for calibration of a field transmitter comprising a shaped body on which there are disposed first means for sensing magnetic fields the activation of which allows calibration of a first measurement parameter of the transmitter, second means for sensing magnetic fields the activation of which allows calibration of a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100156399 - Position detecting device, medical device guidance system, position detecting method, and medical device guiding method: A position detecting device includes a detected object that includes a circuit with an internal coil; a magnetic-field generator that includes a magnetic-field generating coil for generating a magnetic field with respect to a detection space of the detected object; detection coils that detect an induced magnetic field generated from... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100156398 - Scanning unit: A magneto-strictive scanning unit is formed through an actuation pushrod disposed and guided on an outside of a tight housing of a position sensor, in which the delicate sensor is tightly encapsulated, and components of an actuation unit can be disassembled and repaired without opening the sensor housing.... Agent: Head, Johnson & Kachigian

20100156397 - Methods and apparatus for an angle sensor for a through shaft: A sensor minimizes effects of sensor element misalignment with respect to a magnet. In one embodiment, a sensor comprises a magnet, first, second, and third sensor elements positioned in relation to the magnet, and a signal processing module to process output signals from the first, second, and third sensor elements... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100156401 - Magnetic resolver and method of manufacturing the same: A magnetic resolver that includes: an annular stator portion having a protruding core; an annular coil substrate on which a coil portion, which is disposed around the protruding core, is formed as a patterned thin-film coil; and a rotor portion disposed to face the stator portion from above, with the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100156400 - Magnetic sensor device, magnetic encoder device and magnetic scale manufacturing method: A magnetic sensor device may include “A”-phase magnetic resistance pattern and “B”-phase magnetic resistance pattern which are provided with a phase difference of 90° from each other; wherein the “A” pattern is provided with “+a” phase magnetic resistance pattern and “−a” phase magnetic resistance pattern with a phase difference of... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100156402 - Position encoder and a method for detecting the position of a movable part of a machine: A rotation angle detection sensor system for a rotational body is provided, which has a reduced sensitivity against an interfering magnetic field and an interfering electric field. The rotation angle detection sensor system comprises an encoder structure that is attached to the rotational body of a machine and is movable... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100156403 - Method and device for determining the location of the sticking point of a rod made of magnetorestrictive material located in a well: The present invention relates to methods for determining the location of the sticking point Pc of a hollow rod or pipe 1 located in a shaft 30 subjected to the Earth's magnetic field, the point Pc being located in a part 3 defined between two points H and B of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100156404 - Ultrasonic probe for producing four dimensional image: The present invention relates to an ultrasonic probe for producing a real-time three dimensional live action image (a four dimensional image), which has a long lifetime, and an improved image quality, can prevent malfunction. The ultrasonic probe for producing a four dimensional image includes power transmission means for transmission of... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100156405 - Magnetic field detection device: A magnetic field detection device including a magnetic body (magnetic flux guide) provided for adjusting a magnetic field to be applied to a magneto-resistance element. A shape of an on-substrate magnetic body in plan view is a tapered shape on one end portion side and a substantially funnel shape on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100156406 - Magnetic detection element and detecting method: A magnetic detection element with increased detection intensity of a magnetic field by a inspection target substance is provided. A magnetic substance to which an alternating magnetic field is applied, and a detecting coil for detecting a magnetic field received by the magnetic substance are included. A surface of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156407 - Arragement and method for recognising and classifying preferably hidden objects in object and/or human traffic: An arrangement and method recognizes and classifies preferably hidden objects in object and/or human traffic. Objects relevant to security are recognized, located and tracked through the surroundings thereof in moving object and human traffic isolated in real time. Use is made of a combination of a field generator, the field... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100156408 - Dc magnetic field interceptor apparatus and method: A hand held apparatus and method for detecting paper currency, within a package, where the paper currency has a ferromagnetic component. The apparatus includes a DC magnetic field source for inducing a DC de-magnetization field in any ferromagnetic paper currency that may be present within a package, and DC magnetic... Agent: Gerald W. Spinks

20100156409 - Method for determining the content of liquid and solid phase components in hydrocarbon mixture: The method for a hydrocarbon mixture composition determination includes the collection of at least one sample of the hydrocarbon mixture. For this sample, a nuclear magnetic resonance method is used for measuring series of hydrocarbon mixture's free inductance decrement curves within a temperature range of −150° C. to +150°. Each... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department

20100156413 - Corrected nuclear magnetic resonance imaging using magnetization transfer: Techniques for corrected nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data include applying a presaturation radio frequency (RF) magnetic field different from a fat molecule resonance for a particular time to a target tissue; and applying a first measurement RF magnetic field within a first time after the particular time. Correction nuclear magnetic... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.c

20100156410 - Gas nuclear magnetic resonance apparatus: An NMR apparatus is provided, which is capable of being used for mass spectrometry and structure determination of a gas sample. The NMR apparatus includes: a sample vaporization unit 1 having a sample vaporization chamber 1a; an ionization unit 2 having a ionization chamber 2a and connected to one end... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100156412 - Local coil arrangement for magnetic resonance applications with activatable marker: A local coil arrangement for magnetic resonance applications has a base body in which at least one local coil is arranged. An excitation signal to excite an examination subject to emit a magnetic resonance signal can be emitted by the local coil and/or a magnetic resonance signal emitted by the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100156411 - Method for producing spectral-spatial parallel rf excitation pulses for magnetic resonance imaging: A method for producing a spatially and spectrally selective radiofrequency (“RF”) excitation pulse includes establishing a desired spatial RF excitation pattern and establishing a desired spectral RF excitation pattern. The method also includes estimating an RF transmission profile map indicative of the transmission characteristics of an RF coil and determining,... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100156414 - Apparatus for high-resolution nmr spectroscopy and/or imaging with an improved filling factor and rf field amplitude: The present invention concerns an apparatus (1′) for NMR spectroscopy and/or NMR imaging of a sample. The apparatus comprises a static probe comprising an outer coil for excitation of nuclei of said sample by generating an incident radio frequency field at the Larmor frequency of said nuclei, and for reception... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100156415 - Magnetic resonance device and method: MRI device arranged to a) generate a series of MR echo signals from a nuclear spin series having two or more spectral lines by subjecting at least part of a body (7) to an MR imaging pulse sequence using multiple time-encoding echo time values, b) acquire the MR echo signals... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100156416 - Method and apparatus for processing combined mr/emission tomography recordings: A method and an apparatus are disclosed for determining the effective count rate of photons in a combined MR/emission tomography recording. In at least one embodiment, the method includes capturing MR signals with an MR apparatus in an MR/emission tomography device for producing an MR recording of an examination object... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100156417 - System and method for fast mr imaging of metabolites at selective excitation frequencies: A system and method are provided for imaging multiple substances, such as contrast agents and metabolites in vivo, with selective excitation frequencies. A first substance is excited with a frequency selective pulse, then a second substance is excited with another frequency selective pulse. The signals resulting from these pulses are... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (gems)

20100156418 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: In order to stably obtain an even fat-suppressed image without reduction of an imaging efficiency and without being affected by unevenness of irradiation magnetic field of an RF pulse, when an imaging sequence having a first sequence part for suppressing a signal from a desired component of an examinee by... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100156420 - Local coil arrangement for magnetic resonance applications and patient bed for a magnetic resonance system, with integrated electrical interfaces: A local coil arrangement for magnetic resonance applications has a mechanically dimensionally stable bearing element. A patient bed for a magnetic resonance system has a support surface to support a patient. In operation, the supporting element rests on the patient bed. In this state, it transfers the weight of the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100156419 - Magnetic sensing method, atomic magnetometer and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: A magnetic sensing method comprises irradiating a pump light having a circularly polarized component and a probe light having a linearly polarized component onto a group of atoms contained in a cell so as to make the lights produce an intersection region and detecting a change of rotation angle of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156421 - Method and device for determining a position of a local coil in a magnetic resonance apparatus: A device for determining the position of at least one local coil arranged or to be arranged on a patient bed of a magnetic resonance device has at least one optical coil marker arranged on the local coil, at least one optical sensor device to detect the coil marker, the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100156422 - Automated transport device for nmr measuring samples, cryo-magnetic system with automated transport device, transport container for an automated transport device and method for conveying an nmr measuring sample: A transport device for conveying an object to be transported (18) between an input point (A) and a supply point (Z), where the object to be transported (18) can be supplied to an RT tube (4) of a cryostat (1), wherein the input point (A) is both horizontally and also... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20100156423 - Signal transmitting and receiving circuit, a nmr probe, and a nuclear magnetic resonance equipment: An object of the invention is to change over accurately the switch part between use condition and nonuse condition. A signal transmitting and receiving circuit 100 for transmitting and receiving signals comprises a tuning and matching circuit 3 for transmitting and receiving the signals, a signal communication wire 4 transmitting... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100156424 - Robust inversion systems and methods for azimuthally sensitive resistivity logging tools: Methods and systems for determining the horizontal resistivity, vertical resistivity, and relative dip angle of anisotropic earth formations. Some of the disclosed methods and systems measure sinusoidal variation of azimuthally sensitive resistivity logging tool measurements, determine parameters representative of the sinusoidal variation, and perform inversion based on the sinusoidal parameters.... Agent: Krueger Iselin LLP (1391)

20100156425 - Method for determining battery internal resistance: A method of determining an internal resistance of a energy source that can be modeled as a voltage generator with a series resistance, such as but not limited to a battery or ultracapacitor. The internal resistance may be determined by averaging one or more weighting internal resistance values calculated from... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20100156426 - Apparatus and method for sensing leakage current of battery, and battery-driven apparatus and battery pack comprising the apparatus: An apparatus for sensing a leakage current of a battery comprises a floating capacitor charged with a voltage detected from a cathode or anode terminal of a battery; a terminal selection switching unit for selecting a voltage detection path for the cathode or anode terminal; a charge switching unit for... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100156427 - Non-metallic flow-through electrodeless conductivity sensor and leak detector: A non metallic flow through electrodeless conductivity sensor is provided with a conduit having primary and secondary process fluid flowpaths to form a fluid loop. At least one drive and one sense toroid surround the conduit on the fluid loop. Voltage supplied to the drive toroid induces a current in... Agent: Richard L. Sampson Sampson & Associates, P.C.

20100156428 - Foil-leaf electrometer for static field detection with permanently separating leaves: An apparatus for detecting a static field includes two surfaces of conductive material that are (i) electrically coupled to each other, and adjacent to each other. The two surfaces repel each other in the presence of a static field. The conductive material has a deformation property such that stress caused... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100156429 - Mems electrometer that measures amount of repulsion of adjacent beams from each other for static field detection: An apparatus for detecting a static field includes a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device having two cantilevered beams of conductive material that are adjacent and substantially parallel to each other. The two beams repel each other in the presence of a static field. At least one sensor detects a respective amount... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100156430 - Measuring instrument for photovoltaic systems: The present invention relates to a measuring instrument for a photovoltaic system; the system is of the type comprising at least one photovoltaic module (FM1; FM2) and at least one conversion module (CM1; CM2) connected to the output of the photovoltaic module (FM1; FM2); the instrument comprises first measuring means... Agent: Brannen Law Office, LLC Nicholas A. Brannen

20100156431 - Twisted-pair electrical cable testing: Methods and systems for cable inspection operate by generating a relative motion between an electrical cable including multiple wires and a magnetic field. An electrical signal induced in the wires is measured responsively to the magnetic field. A variation in the electrical signal is sensed due to the relative motion.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100156433 - Electronic device and method for wire check: An electronic device is provided, which includes a current supplying stage which is adapted to supply a first compensation current and a second compensation current to a first wire or a second wire, wherein the first compensation current is determined during a first clock period, when the first wire and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100156432 - Method for checking an inductive load: A full-bridge circuit comprises a first, second, third and fourth switch element (T1, T2, T3, T4). According to the method the checking comprises at least one measuring process. For the at least one measuring process either only the second or only the third switch element (T2, T3) or only the... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100156434 - Testing apparatus: There is provided a testing apparatus including a plurality of test units, a storage that is shared by the plurality of test units, where the storage stores therein wafers under test to be tested by the plurality of test units, a transport mechanism that transports the wafers under test between... Agent: Masao Yoshimura

20100156435 - Method and arrangement for monitoring connections of switch intended for activating safety function: A method and an arrangement are disclosed for monitoring connections of a switch intended for activating a safety function, the switch having at least two poles. The arrangement can supply voltages to first sides of two poles of the switch through first connections, and monitor the voltages supplied through the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100156436 - Integrated circuit and noise measuring method: An internal circuit generates a digital signal according to an electric signal received from outside, and outputs the digital signal to an output signal line. An output circuit sets a voltage value of the digital signal to a prescribed value. A drive signal input circuit inputs a drive signal received... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100156437 - Apparatus and methods of demonstrating cabling performance in real time: Provided are apparatus and methods for demonstrating cable performance in real time. An apparatus may include a cable bundle of multiple disturber cables and a test cable arranged proximate one another, each coupled between a pair of data transceivers. A data loading device is configured to generate data for transmission... Agent: Timothy J. Wall Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20100156438 - Spectrum analyzers with dynamic range indicator and methods of use: An apparatus for measuring spectral components of a signal is described. The apparatus comprises a measurement acquisition unit configured to receive an input signal and to provide a measurement trace. The apparatus also comprises a model module configured to model one or more of a phase noise from the apparatus,... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20100156439 - Dielectricity measurement device: A dielectricity measurement device and method for determining dielectric properties of portioned material of a capsule end package with the aid of an electrical field is described, where the device receives an electrically conductive package wall of the capsule end package as a component of the measurement arrangement and where... Agent: Venable LLP

20100156440 - Anti-pinch sensor: The invention relates to an anti-pinch sensor (10, 13, 36), in particular for recognising an obstacle that obstructs an actuating element (7) of a motor vehicle (1). Said sensor comprises an electrode (17), which can be attached to a measuring potential via a signal line (26) and can be positioned... Agent: King & Spalding

20100156441 - Capacitive divider device, voltage sensor, trip device module and electrical protection apparatus provided with such a device: e

20100156442 - Parameter extraction using radio frequency signals: A set of parameters of an evaluation structure are extracted by applying a radio frequency (RF) signal through a first capacitive contact and a second capacitive contact to the evaluation structure. Measurement data corresponding to an impedance of the evaluation structure is acquired while the RF signal is applied, and... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100156443 - Fuel-aspect sensor: An object of the invention is to provide a fuel-aspect sensor having higher detection accuracy. A first electrode is inserted into a hole formed in a first housing member. A cylindrical second electrode is inserted into and firmly fixed to the first electrode by a cylindrical insulating member. A first... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100156444 - Microelectronic device with heating electrodes: The invention relates to different designs of a microelectronic device comprising heating electrodes (HE) and field electrodes (FE) that have effect in the same sub-region of a sample chamber. By applying appropriate voltages to the field electrodes (FE), an electrical field (E) can be generated in the sample chamber. By... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100156445 - Apparatus and method for electrical characterization by selecting and adjusting the light for a target depth of a semiconductor: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus that enable characterization of an electrical property of a semiconductor specimen, e.g., dopant concentration of a near-surface region of the specimen. In exemplary method, a target depth for measurement is selected. This thickness may, for example, correspond to a nominal production thickness of... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Group LLP

20100156447 - Method for calibrating a transmission line pulse test system: Calibration method for calibrating transient behaviour of a TLP test system. The system comprises a TLP generator, probe needles, nominally impedance matched transmission lines and measurement equipment, connected between the transmission lines and the TLP generator, for detecting transient behaviour of a device under test by simultaneously capturing voltage and... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100156446 - Method of inspecting a substrate: A method of inspecting a substrate includes measuring a first current flowing between a first region and a second region of the substrate using a first probe. A second current flowing between the first region and the second region of the substrate may be measured using a second probe including... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100156448 - Flash storage device and method and system for testing the same: A flash storage device and a testing method and a testing system for the flash storage device are provided. The testing system includes a testing apparatus and the flash storage device. The flash storage device includes a controller, a flash memory module, a plurality of peripheral pins and at least... Agent: J C Patents

20100156449 - Probe card: An embodiment of a probe card comprising: a probe base plate including a ceramic base plate and a plurality of conductive paths; and a plurality of contacts disposed on one face of the probe base plate and electrically connected to the conductive paths. The ceramic base plate may be provided... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100156450 - Enabling higher operation speed and/or lower power consumption in a semiconductor integrated circuit device: A semiconductor integrated circuit device 100A includes: an integrated circuit body 106A having a plurality of MOSFETs on a semiconductor substrate; a plurality of elements 102A to be measured placed on the same substrate as the plurality of MOSFETs; a monitor circuit 105A for selecting an element to be measured... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100156453 - Accurate capacitance measurement for ultra large scale integrated circuits: Test structures and methods for measuring contact and via parasitic capacitance in an integrated circuit are provided. The accuracy of contact and via capacitance measurements are improved by eliminating not-to-be-measured capacitance from the measurement results. The capacitance is measured on a target test structure that has to-be-measured contact or via... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20100156451 - Method and system for measuring laser induced phenomena changes in a semiconductor device: A method and system for measuring laser induced phenomena changes of at least one of a resistance, a capacitance and an inductance in a semiconductor device. The method comprises applying a biasing voltage from an emitter-follower circuit to a device under test (DUT); inducing said changes in the DUT; and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100156452 - Testing apparatus and method for testing a semiconductor devices array: A testing apparatus and a method for testing a semiconductor devices array, which includes a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns, are provided. The testing apparatus includes a first testing circuit and a second testing circuit. The first testing circuit connects and transmits a clock signal, an input... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20100156454 - Hot-electron injection testing of transistors on a wafer: A hot-carrier injection (HCI) test that permits rapid screening of integrated circuit wafers susceptible to possible HCI-induced failures is disclosed. A method is described that determines transistor stress voltages that results in a transistor HCI-induced post-stress drain current differing from a pre-stress drain current within a desired range. These stress... Agent: Ip Legal Services

06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100148747 - Traceable fiber optic jumpers: An optical fiber jumper cable includes a single tracing conductor for tracing the jumper cable through a fiber cross-connect facility such as a central office. An electrical locating tone is impressed on the conductor so that the conductor radiates an electromagnetic field along the length of the fiber jumper cable.... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Canavan

20100148748 - Motor current based air circuit obstruction detection: A method for determining an obstruction in an air circuit, the air circuit having a fan and a motor that drives the fan, includes the steps of obtaining a load current of a motor coupled to the air circuit, comparing the load current to a predetermined value, and determining the... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

20100148750 - Method for determination of a parameter set which describes electrical parameters of a track section of a magnetic levitation railroad: In a method for determining a parameter set describing electric parameters of a route section of a magnetic suspension railway, the route section contains a stator section forming a drive section of the magnetic suspension railway and a route cable connecting the stator section to an associated converter device. In... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100148749 - Signal transmission/reception device: The invention relates to a signal transmission/reception device (DER) which can cooperate with an antenna device (A) capable of emitting a magnetic field. The invention is characterised in that the device (DER) comprises the following elements for transmission, namely: a power stage (P) for sending a symmetrical square-wave voltage signal... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100148751 - Noise measurement apparatus and test apparatus: Provided is a noise measurement apparatus that measures noise at a location under measurement, comprising a self-excited oscillator that is provided at the location under measurement and that outputs an oscillation signal in which is sequentially accumulated, in each cycle, the noise at the location under measurement; a transmission path... Agent: Masao Yoshimura

20100148752 - Method for testing separation modules: New methods and apparatus are described for assessing the integrity of a separation module or filtration system. A principle embodiment concerns use of a transient pulse of challenge species to probe a spiral wound module. The resulting time-dependent concentration of challenge species in the permeate is detected, recorded, and compared... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20100148753 - Method to predict phase current: A phase current prediction method is disclosed. The phase current prediction method predicts current representative of a PWM period using a motor model which receives current measured through a single current sensor as an input, instead of the measured current, and determines the predicted current to be phase current.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100148754 - Apparatus for driving an amperometric electrochemical sensor: Apparatus (2) for driving an amperometric electrochemical sensor, which apparatus (2) comprises a microelectrode (30), drive means (36) for the microelectrode, and signal processing means (3), the apparatus (2) being such that the drive means (36) supplies successive pulsed chronoamperometric different conditions to the microelectrode (30), the microelectrode (30) produces... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20100148755 - Movement detection circuit of solenoid shear seal valve on subsea pressure control system and method of detecting movement of solenoid actuator: A solenoid current monitoring circuit of a solenoid actuator includes a solenoid drive board configured to receive a control signal, a sensing resistor configured to detect a current signal of a solenoid coil of the actuator resulting from the control signal, and a differentiator configured to differentiate the current signal.... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100148756 - Clamp meter with safe trigger mechanism: This invention provides a clamp meter with safe trigger mechanism which allows an operator to take electrical measurements of the conductors safely, particularly in case of the electrical conductor elements situated in congested or awkward locations and positions. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the trigger is placed... Agent: Tushar Shah C/o Vaishali Sohoni

20100148757 - Method of calibrating an instrument, a self-calibrating instrument and a system including the instrument: An instrument including a device, a transducer and a calibration module is disclosed. The device produces a reference time and/or a reference frequency. The transducer converts the reference time and/or the reference frequency to a reference signal. The calibration module adjusts an output signal generated by the instrument and/or a... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20100148758 - Systems and methods for on-chip power management: A power measurement system is disclosed for use on an integrated circuit for measuring the power used by the integrated circuit. The power measurement system includes a low-dropout voltage regulator and a signal input unit. The low-dropout voltage regulator includes a power transistor that couples a supply voltage to a... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20100148759 - Method and apparatus for indexing an adjustable test probe tip: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to adjustable test probe tips that are indexable. In one embodiment a mechanism is coupled to a probe tip so that the mechanism may be used to index the probe tip to a plurality of particular positions. A label portion may be provided... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100148760 - Rotating machine sensor: A speed sensor for use in measuring the speed of rotation of a rotationally salient rotating member The speed sensor comprises an electrode and a sensor circuit. The sensor circuit comprises a constant voltage source for supplying a voltage to the electrode to generate an electric field in a dielectric... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20100148761 - Speed filter calibration apparatus and method for radio frequency metal detectors: A metal detector (40) used for identifying contaminants in products (23) introduced into the metal detector by a conveyor. The detector (40) includes coils (1), a search head (2) and an analog to digital converter (3) that generates a reactive signal (13) in response to the presence of a contaminant... Agent: David George Johnson

20100148762 - Magnetic position sensor: A magnetic position sensor is disclosed for detecting the location of a component which can be moved along an actuating path. The sensor can be located along an actuating path for generating a magnetic field whose polarity changes along the actuating path. At least one galvanomagnetic detector is provided which... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100148763 - Minimizing magnetic interference in a variable reluctance resolver: A resolver apparatus and method are provided. The apparatus comprises a source generation unit for generating a uni-phase source signal to excite a resolver, wherein said source generation unit comprises a low distortion oscillator, a variable phase shifter, and a capacitive resolver driving network; and a signal output unit for... Agent: Grace A. Park

20100148764 - Rotation angle detector: A rotation angle detector for detecting the rotation angle of a rotator to be measured which detects the flux density, generated depending on rotation of the rotator to be measured, of a ring-like magnet fixed to the rotator by means of a magnetic detection element. Since a soft magnetic member... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100148765 - Magnetic sensor device with field generators and sensor elements: The invention relates to a magnetic sensor device (10) comprising (a) excitation wires (11, 13) for generating a magnetic excitation field (B) that magnetizes particles (2) in an investigation region (5), and (b) a magnetic sensor element, for example a GMR sensor (12), for detecting reaction fields (B′) generated by... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100148767 - Eddy current testing method and eddy current testing apparatus: The eddy current testing apparatus 100 according to the present invention comprises a spinning plate 1 and a probe coil 2 disposed on the spinning plate 1. The probe coil is a probe coil capable of obtaining a differential output about a scanning direction of a detection signal which corresponds... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100148766 - Magnetic inspection device: A magnetic inspection device for nondestructively inspecting elongated objects, such as wire cables, pipes, and the like, for loss of metallic cross-section due to abrasion, corrosion, and external and internal discontinuities, having a magnet for inducing in sections of the object between the stations, magnetic flux at the saturation level.... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20100148768 - Methods and apparatus for particle detection: A method of detecting the presence of a substance (32) to be detected on a surface of a substrate (21), the method comprising: i) providing magnetic particles (35) to the substrate (21) for binding with the substance (32) to be detected; and ii) determining the presence of the substance (32)... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPIPDepartment

20100148769 - Non-contact plasma-monitoring apparatus and method and plasma processing apparatus: A non-contact plasma-monitoring apparatus and a non-contact plasma-monitoring method are provided. The non-contact plasma-monitoring apparatus is installed in a plasma processing apparatus including a processing chamber and a power supply unit and measures at least one of an electric field and a magnetic field, which are created around power supply... Agent: Innovation Counsel LLP

20100148770 - Magnetic field sensor with optically sensitive device and method for measuring a magnetic field: An optically sensitive device includes a material that changes dimension in response to a change in a magnetic field. In an embodiment, the optically sensitive device is configured to measure a change in a magnetic field as a function of the change of dimension of the material.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100148771 - Magnetic sensor element and detection apparatus equipped with same: This invention provides a magnetic sensor element that can detect a detection target substance with high accuracy. The magnetic sensor element includes a multi-magnetic domain structure in which a plurality of magnetic domains extend in a row in one direction and in which the magnetic domains that are adjoining have... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100148772 - Method and apparatus for measuring electric currents: A method and an apparatus for measuring electric currents include at least one sensor for measuring the magnitude of the field strength depending on the current. The current to be measured is conducted past the sensor at least partially with oppositely directed directional components at the sensor. At least one... Agent: Friedrich Kueffner

20100148774 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit and a compensation unit. The imaging unit acquires image data by imaging with applying a pre-pulse for controlling a contrast. The compensation unit suppresses a remanent magnetic field having an intensity according to a slice position. The remanent magnetic field is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100148775 - Standing wave barrier for a magnetic resonance tomography device: A standing wave barrier, particularly for use in a magnetic resonance tomography device, has a body and an opening in the body that is fashioned to accommodate a cable, the opening being formed as an externally open groove along a longitudinal direction of the standing wave barrier, and is shaped... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100148773 - Wideband magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method is provided, including the steps of generating a wideband RF signal that has a plurality of frequency bands respectively corresponding to a plurality of different kinds of nuclei, to simultaneously excite the different kinds of nuclei, detecting a wideband responsive RF signal that has... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department

20100148776 - Fast electron paramagnetic resonance imaging (epri) using cw epr spectrometer with sinusoidal rapid-scan and digital signal processing: An electron paramagnetic resonance imaging system that includes means for continuously irradiating a sample with RF irradiation; means for imposing on the sample a sinusoidally varying magnetic field along with rotating gradients for spatial encoding; means for directly detecting signal data from the sample, without using field modulation, while irradiating... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100148777 - Magnet array: A magnet array is disclosed which is suitable for inter alia producing a remote field for use in unilateral magnetic resonance. In the “Magnet Array”, two separated magnets, which are magnetized along a substantially same collinear magnetization direction, produce a field with a local maximum centered above and between them.... Agent: Stikeman Elliott LLP

20100148778 - Magnetic resonance acquisition system, receiver antenna module, transmission signal reception module, magnetic resonance system and method to transfer mr response signals: A magnetic resonance receiver system has an antenna arrangement with a number of receiver antenna elements to receive MR response signals. The magnetic resonance system has a combination network arrangement with a number of combination networks in order to combine the MR response signals received by various receiver antenna elements,... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100148779 - Transverse gradient coil for mri systems and method for manufacturing the same: A transverse gradient coil for an MRI system is provided. The transverse gradient coil comprises a first coil layer; and an insulation layer made of thermoplastic insulation resin which has a thermal conductivity greater than 1.5 W/m·K, the insulation layer having one side bonded to the first coil layer. A... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100148780 - System and method for qualitative and quantitative analysis of gaseous components of multiphase hydrocarbon mixtures: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for detection and/or measurement of gaseous components of multiphase mixtures containing one or more hydrocarbons that may be retrieved down a wellbore or may be being transported in a pipeline. More specifically, but not by way of limitation, embodiments of the... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department

20100148781 - Rectangular-wave transmitting metal detector: A metal detector including transmit electronics having a plurality of switches for generating a repeating transmit signal cycle for transmission by a transmit coil. The repeating transmit signal cycle includes at least a high voltage period, and at least a low voltage period, the low voltage period followed by a... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100148782 - Rugged quartz clock: A resonator clock suitable for use in downhole conditions is described. The resonator clock includes a resonator portion of piezoelectric material; two electrodes in electrical communication with the resonator portion such that the resonator portion resonates when voltage is applied between the two electrodes; and four supports to support the... Agent: Schlumberger K.k.

20100148783 - Multi-component marine electromagnetic signal aquisition cable and system: A marine electromagnetic sensor cable includes a plurality of sensor modules disposed at spaced apart locations along a cable. Each module includes at least one pair of electrodes associated therewith. The electrodes are arranged to measure electric field in a direction along the direction of the cable. A plurality of... Agent: Dewipat Incorporated

20100148784 - Method of processing marine csem data: A method is provided for processing marine controlled source electromagnetic data. Inline and broadside marine controlled source electromagnetic data are provided, for example by means of one or more horizontal electric dipoles and one or more receivers disposed in a water column above a subsurface to be surveyed. A linear... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100148785 - Apparatus and method for evaluating downhole fluids: An apparatus for evaluating downhole fluids is disclosed. The apparatus includes: an optical block having an adjustable opening that receives electromagnetic energy emitted by an electromagnetic energy source; a controller operatively associated with the optical block for adjusting the opening size, wherein the opening size is adjusted at least in... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated

20100148786 - Method and device for carrying out marine electrical exploration during a ship travel: The inventive method for reducing a noise effect during a ship travel consists in generating direct current pulses, the parameters of which are set up according to a section conductivity and the depth of a formation, in simultaneously measuring the electric field on pairs of receiving electrodes on the basis... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law

20100148787 - High frequency or multifrequency resistivity tool: A system and method for determining material resistivity. A current of one or more frequencies is generated using a circuitry (225). The one or more frequencies is directed using one or more electrodes (215) into a surrounding material. The resistivity of the material surrounding the electrodes (215) and a drilling... Agent: Krueger Iselin LLP (1391)

20100148788 - High resolution voltage sensing array: An apparatus and method for performing high transverse resolution voltage measurements in downhole logging tools utilized to determine the resistivity of an adjacent portion of a borehole wall Two current electrodes 508 and 509 are energized by an excitation source to create an oscillatory electric field in a borehole wall... Agent: Krueger Iselin LLP (1391)

20100148789 - System for measuring the electric potential of a voltage source: A non-invasive measurement system (110) for measuring the electrical potential of a voltage source (20, 120) includes a sensing electrode (50, 151) spaced from the voltage source (20, 120). Preferably the voltage source (20, 120) is within a biological cell (115) located in a nutrient bath (119) including electrolytic medium... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC

20100148790 - Method and device for characterising sensitivity to energy interactions in an electronic component: To analyse an electric component in depth, provision is made to submit said component to focused laser radiation. It is shown that by modifying the altitude of the focus in the component, some internal parts of said component can be characterized more easily.... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20100148791 - Wire fault locating in distributed power systems: An electrical fault locating system for distributing power from an input to a plurality of output channels provides fault detection and locating for each of the plurality of output channels. Each of the plurality of output channels is monitored by a fault detection circuit to detect the presence of an... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100148793 - Electronic device test apparatus for successively testing electronic devices: An electronic device test apparatus includes a plurality of testers on which are mounted test heads that are connected to test outputters for outputting test signals to the electronic devices and for receiving response signals from the electronic devices. A loading transporter is provided at a frontmost stage of the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100148792 - Heat sink structure and test head with same: A heat sink structure comprises a plate-shaped heat sink 40 having a top surface 41 and a bottom surface 42, wherein through holes 43 to 45 along a planar direction of a board 21 are formed between the top surface 41 and the bottom surface 42 of the heat sink... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100148794 - Indicator arrangement: An indicator arrangement according to the invention also comprises a resistor (4) the first end of which is connected to between a passive acceleration sensor (1) and a filtering means (2) and the other end is connected to a basic voltage level. An output (5) is also connected to the... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100148795 - Methods and apparatus for selecting settings for circuits: Methods and apparatus selecting settings for circuits according to various aspects of the present invention may operate in conjunction with a measurement element connected to the circuit. The circuit may include a voltage source adapted to supply a voltage to the measurement element. The voltage may be substantially independent of... Agent: The Noblitt Group, PLLC

20100148796 - Device for checking the attachment of a circuit board on a carrier: A device for checking the attachment of a circuit board on a carrier, in particular a housing, has on each attachment point a pair of mutually associated electrically conductive contact surfaces and an electrically conductive connecting arrangement, which connects the circuit board mechanically to the carrier and at the same... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100148797 - Esd detection circuit and related method thereof: An electro-static discharge (ESD) detection circuit is provided. The ESD detection circuit includes: a first power pad for receiving a first supply voltage; a second power pad for receiving a second supply voltage; an RC circuit having an impedance component coupled between the first power pad and a first terminal... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100148798 - Apparatus and method for electrical impedance imaging: An apparatus 10 for electrical impedance imaging of an object 12 comprises first and second electrode arrangements 14, 16 spaced apart to define an imaging region 24 therebetween. An object 12 to be imaged is locatable, in use, in the imaging region 24 so that impedance data can be collected... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20100148799 - Inductive proximity sensor and related methods: An inductive proximity sensor or switch and a method of using same. The sensor or switch includes an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (“ASIC”) and a plurality of external components. The ASIC is implemented in CMOS technology and has an oscillator. A switch point of the sensor or switch is predetermined... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services

20100148800 - Inductive switch for adjustment and switching for applications in special environments: An inductive programming switch for applications in special environments, comprising an inductive component and a container in which the inductive component is accommodated proximate to a wall of the container, the inductive component being connected to an electronic evaluation circuit, which is adapted to detect variations of parameters of the... Agent: Modiano & Associati

20100148801 - Capacitance-type encoder: A capacitance-type encoder capable of obtaining position data of a movable element with low power-consumption. The capacitance-type encoder comprises a stator, a movable element arranged to confront the stator, an excitation device and a signal processing device. The stator has at least three excitation-electrode sets electrically independent from each other,... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100148802 - Capacitance-type encoder: A capacitance-type encoder comprising a stator, a movable element, an excitation device and a signal processing device to obtain position data with low power-consumption. The stator has excitation-electrode sets electrically independent and displaced to have phase differences from each other to form a predetermined number of excitation-electrode groups. The movable... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100148803 - Passage detection apparatus of object: A passage detection apparatus is configured to detect the change in the properties (propagation state of sound wave, dielectric constant, etc.) of a specific space, which changes according to the passage of an object in the specific space and the size of the object. The passage detection apparatus includes a... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100148804 - Device and method for determining at least one parameter of a medium: The invention relates to a device for determining at least one parameter of at least one medium, said medium being introducible into at least one measuring path. An electric and/or electromagnetic field can be partially coupled into or out of the medium by passing at least one electric and/or electromagnetic... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100148805 - Fail-safe system and test module, notably for use in a railroad signaling system: A fail-safe system, notably for use in a railroad signaling system, comprising a test module with a photovoltaic coupler able to charge a capacitor. The energy stored in the capacitor provides power supply to a circuit under test. Advantageously, means of measuring a state of charge of the capacitor make... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100148806 - Methods and systems for detecting a capacitance using sigma-delta measurement techniques: Methods, systems and devices are described for detecting a measurable capacitance using sigma-delta measurement techniques. According to various embodiments, a voltage is applied to the measurable capacitance using a first switch. The measurable capacitance is allowed to share charge with a passive network. If the charge on the passive network... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (syna)

20100148807 - Orientation detection circuit and electronic device using the same: An orientation detection circuit is provided. The circuit includes a processor, a first resistor, a second resistor, a third resistor, and a vibration switch. The processor comprises a first input pin and a second input pin. The second resistor has a resistance value greater than that of the first resistor.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100148808 - Methods and apparatus to analyze on-chip controlled integrated circuits: Methods and apparatus for analyzing an integrated circuit are disclosed. An example method includes supplying power to an on-chip supply power regulator of integrated circuit, instructing the on-chip supply power regulator to output a circuit supply signal having a desired minimum voltage level for the integrated circuit, instructing the integrated... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100148809 - Probe card for testing semiconductor device, probe card built-in probe system, and method for manufacturing probe card: A probe card is includes a wafer and a plurality of needle patterns penetrating the wafer. The needle patterns are configured to supply an electrical signal for testing a separate wafer. The probe card may be mounted to a printed circuit board in a manner in which conductive patterns of... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100148811 - Probe card, and apparatus and method for testing semiconductor device using the probe card: A probe card transmitting electrical test signals between a tester and a semiconductor device includes a main circuit board configured to receive and transmit electrical signals from the tester, an interface unit electrically connected to the main circuit board, the interface unit including a signal line and a signal connection... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100148810 - Probe device, processing device, and probe testing method: Provision of a probe device, a processing device and a probe test capable of performing an efficient wafer probe test. A probe device, comprising a plurality of measuring stages to which a plurality of probe cards for inspecting semiconductor wafers are connected, respectively; a first conveying portion for conveying a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100148812 - Semiconductor device including chip: A semiconductor device in which a chip 10 is mounted on a board, includes: a pad group A provided on the chip 10 and electrically connected to an internal circuit in the chip 10; and a test pad pattern B provided on a region of the chip 10 except for... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100148813 - Apparatus and method for combined micro-scale and nano-scale c-v, q-v, and i-v testing of semiconductor materials: Current Voltage and Capacitance Voltage (IV and CV) measurements are critical in measurement of properties of electronic materials especially semiconductors. A semiconductor testing device to accomplish IV and CV measurement supports a semiconductor wafer and provides a probe for contacting a surface on the wafer under control of an atomic... Agent: Felix L. Fischer, Attorney At Law

20100148814 - Compliance control methods and apparatuses: Methods and apparatuses for modifying a stage position and measuring at least one parameter of a motor connected with a stage during a commanded stage position are described. In one embodiment of one aspect of the invention, the motor is configured to move the stage in a first direction in... Agent: Formfactor/blakely

20100148815 - Test apparatus: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test having a test function for sequentially outputting, from a single test terminal, signals that would be output from a plurality of terminals, the test apparatus comprising: a test section that supplies the device under test with a test signal... Agent: Masao Yoshimura

06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100141236 - Integrated optical element and faraday cup: An integrated optical element and Faraday cup that can measure charged particle beam currents, manipulate light and analyze charged particle beam energy distribution. One boundary of the cup is formed by a lens or other suitable optical element which can be used for manipulating light along the axis of the... Agent: BurtonIPLaw Group

20100141237 - Active sensor, use thereof and method for compensating amplitude fluctuations in the output current signal of an active sensor: An active sensor consisting of a measuring module and an interface module comprising at least one first current source, an input line and an output line, wherein the active sensor is supplied with energy via these two lines and the first current source is connected on the output side to... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100141238 - Miniature rf calibrator utilizing multiple power levels: A small light-weight battery operated calibrator device provides a precise sine wave output for use in calibration of test equipment, such as a RF Power Meter or a Spectrum Analyzer. The calibration device includes two power levels, one −40 dBm and one 0 dBm. The purpose of the two power... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20100141240 - Methods for determining the frequency or period of a signal: Methods for determining timestamps for signal timing edges for use in, e.g., a reciprocal counter for determining the frequency of a signal is disclosed, comprising the steps of inputting the signal into a tapped delay line, producing a plurality of delay line tap signals at the output of each of... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100141239 - Secum-trahenz method, especially for a network analyzer: The invention relates to a method for measuring objects for measurement, by means of a network analyzer with several measurement ports, at least one signal generator, for stimulating the object for measurement and at least one local oscillator, for measurement of the signal transmitted or reflected from the object for... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100141241 - Probe for measuring an electric field: In one embodiment of the present invention, a probe for measuring an electrical field is disclosed, including at least one antenna, a detection circuit for each antenna, which detection circuit is connected to the corresponding antenna for detecting an RF signal, and a housing in which is received a processing... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100141242 - Magnetic encoder: To disclose a magnetic encoder being subjected to only small gap variation between a magnetic sensor element and a magnetic medium and readily assembled, and having a smaller number of components, high sliding resistance, and high stability against outside force, such as shock or the like. The magnetic sensor holding... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100141244 - Anordnung und verfahren zur absolutbestimmung der linearposition oder der durch einen winkel ausgedruckten drehposition: Disclosed are absolute measuring systems comprising measuring rods that are composed of groups of at least two magnetic segments. The magnetic segments of at least one group have the same length in the direction of measurement while the magnetic segments of the different groups have different lengths. For arrangements encompassing... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen

20100141243 - Resistive position-sensing system including a stacked switch array, and components thereof: The position-monitoring system consists of cooperating arrays in the form of an assembly of switch/resistance element units, serving as a sensor component, and an assembly of magnet units, serving as an actuator component, each switch unit including a switching device that is magnetically operated for connecting or disconnecting an associated... Agent: David Fink

20100141245 - Linear and rotational inductive position sensor: An apparatus for providing a signal related to a position of a part comprises an exciter coil, and a receiver coil disposed proximate to the exciter coil. The exciter coil generates magnetic flux when the exciter coil is energized by a source of electrical energy, such as an alternating current... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100141246 - Magnetic type digital-analogic position-sensing device: A magnetic type digital-analogic position-sensing device utilizes plural magnetic strips and plural digital sensing readers to perform position-sensing operation. One of the magnetic strips is provided with an analogic sensing reader. After being finely divided, the signal outputted from the analogic sensing reader can cooperate with the signals outputted from... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20100141247 - Constant current metal detector with driven transmit coil: A metal detector transmitting, through a transmit coil, a repeating transmit signal cycle, which includes at least one receive period and at least one non-zero transmit coil reactive voltage period; and sensing a current in the transmit coil during at least one receive period to control a magnitude and/or duration... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100141249 - Magnetic field sensors and methods for fabricating the magnetic field sensors: Magnetic field sensors and associated methods of manufacturing the magnetic field sensors include molded structures to encapsulate a magnetic field sensing element and an associated die attach pad of a lead frame and to also encapsulate or form a magnet or a flux concentrator.... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100141250 - Magnetic sensor module: In a magnetic sensor module, using die-bond resin as a joining material, a Z-axis magnetic sensor is mounted onto a substrate having a wire formed on its principal surface. The Z-axis magnetic sensor having electrode pads formed on its bottom surface is tilted by 90 degrees and mounted onto the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100141248 - Magnetostriction apparatus: An electronic device is provided with a magnetostriction apparatus and a main body. The magnetostriction apparatus includes a super magnetostrictor which extracts and contracts in accordance with a magnetic field, a coil and bias magnets which generate the magnetic field, and a housing which maintains the components at predetermined positions.... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20100141251 - Magnetic detection device: A magnetic detection device includes a sensor unit including a sensor pattern having a plurality of magnetoresistance effect films whose ends in the length direction thereof are coupled via return portions, and electrode units formed at both ends of the sensor pattern in the longitudinal direction thereof. A non-magnetic conductor... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100141252 - Method to determine a predetermined signal amplitude in mr measurements: In a method and apparatus to determine a predetermined signal amplitude of an examination subject in an MR measurement in which multiple RF pulses are radiated into the examination subject in a pulse sequence in a pulse series with a repetition time TR that is smaller than the T2 times... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100141253 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: An MRI apparatus includes an imaging means being provided with a means for generating magnetic fields respectively of a static magnetic field, a gradient magnetic field, and an RF magnetic field, and a means for receiving an echo signal generated from a subject, the imaging means being for measuring echo... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100141255 - Nuclear magnetic resonance apparatus, methods and associated technology: NMR technology disclosed herein, such as an NMR apparatus or an NMR method, for example, may be useful for purposes described herein, such as determining presence or absence of magnetic resonance from a sample, for example. Methods pertaining to such NMR technology include methods of designing or constructing NMR apparatus,... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - San Francisco

20100141254 - Perfusion adaptive mr image data processing system: A system adaptively processes MR image data to accommodate variation in perfusion time of a vessel fluid. An MR image data acquisition device initiates acquisition of a first image set comprising multiple different individual images having a set of corresponding different physical slice locations through a patient anatomical volume and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100141256 - Quantum theory-based continuous precision nmr/mri: method and apparatus: A method for spin magnetic resonance applications in general, and for performing NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy) and MRI (nuclear magnetic resonance imaging) in particular is disclosed. It is a quantum theory-based continuous precision method. This method directly makes use of spin magnetic resonance random emissions to generate its auto-correlation... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20100141257 - Rf transmitter with digital feedback for mri: A method and an RF transmit system for generating RF transmit signals for feeding an RF transmitter (14) in the form of, or comprising, one or more antenna device(s), coil(s), coil elements, or coil array(s) is disclosed. Furthermore, a multi-channel RF transmit system for feeding a plurality of such RF... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100141259 - Method and rf transmitter arrangement for generating rf fields: A multi-channel RF transmitter arrangement comprising a plurality of RF transmitter elements (e) like RF antennas, antenna elements, coils or coil elements, for generating an RF field, especially for use in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system for exciting nuclear magnetic resonances (NMR), and a method for generating such an... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100141258 - Radio frequency (rf) coil and apparatus: A radio frequency (RF) coil for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system includes a plurality of rungs. Each rung includes a plurality of wires positioned parallel to one another. Each wire has a circular cross section and an insulating material disposed around an outside surface of the wire. Using wires... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100141260 - Rf coils for magnetic resonance tomography: A transmitting or receiving coil assembly for magnetic resonance tomographs comprising at least one flexible printed circuit board having inductors and at least one bar attached thereto for stiffening the flexible printed circuit board along one axis. The bar optionally has conductors for connecting electronic components on the printed circuit... Agent: Daffer Mcdaniel LLP

20100141261 - Precise location and orientation of a concealed dipole transmitter: A method for determining the location of an underground sonde transmitter is disclosed. In some embodiments, the method includes measuring a set of complex electromagnetic field magnitude and phase strengths at one or more of positions while traversing a target sonde path at any angle using one or more electromagnetic... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100141262 - Performance degradation analyzer and method of the same: A method utilizing the resistance of the electrolytic membrane of a fuel cell is known conventionally as a method for detecting abnormality occurring in the fuel cell. As shown on FIG. 4, resistance of the electrolytic membrane increases as the temperature thereof decreases or the moisture content thereof decreases (i.e.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100141263 - System and method for testing an image sensor using gradation image capture: A gradation image capture is used to test one or more image sensors. The integration periods for the rows of pixels in the array, or for groups of rows of pixels, are varied during each single still frame image capture. The S rows of pixels are reset either simultaneously or... Agent: Pedro P. Hernandez Patent Legal Staff

20100141264 - Method and device for analyzing electric cable networks: The invention relates to a method and a device for analyzing electric cables in a network, for the detection and location of defects in networks comprising at least one junction from which there depart N secondary cable stretches. The method includes interposing in the network, in series at the input... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100141265 - Integrated circuit inspection system: Methods and systems that include a nanotube used as an emitter in the testing and fabrication of integrated circuits. The nanotube emits a signal to a substrate. Based on the signal or the electrical properties, e.g., current induced in the substrate by the signal, the region of the substrate is... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/micron

20100141266 - Usb component tester: A universal serial bus (USB) component tester for testing a USB component that has a plug and a USB port includes a connector, a USB port, and a first indicator. The connector includes a first power pin, a first data pin connected to the first power pin, a second data... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100141267 - Device for checking a safety circuit of an elevator: A testing device for checking a safety circuit of an elevator apparatus includes at least one hardware-monitoring unit for monitoring at least one functionally relevant composite resistor in the safety circuit.... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100141268 - System and method for measuring series-connected cell voltages using a flying capacitor with self calibration: System and method for measuring series-connected cell voltages using a flying capacitor with self-calibration. In at least one embodiment of a system of the present disclosure, the system comprises a capacitor, a switch, an amplifier, an analog-to-digital converter, and a precision voltage device. In an exemplary method of the present... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100141269 - Method and apparatus to measure differential phase and frequency modulation distortions for audio equipment: A testing method or apparatus utilizes multiple frequencies applied to a device under test for measuring newly discovered frequency modulation effects. An embodiment may include a lower frequency signal with a smaller amplitude higher frequency signal to test a dynamic change in frequency response, gain, and or phase. This dynamic... Agent: Ronald Quan

20100141270 - Process and device to measure at least one qualitative value of a fibrous web: A process to measure at least one qualitative measure of a moving fibrous web. The fibrous web being a web of paper or cardboard. The process including the steps of influencing, evaluating and determining. The influencing step includes the influencing of at least one microwave resonator by the fibrous web.... Agent: Taylor & Aust, P.C.

20100141271 - Device and method for detecting electrical properties of a sample of an excitable material: A device for detecting electrical properties of a sample of an excitable material, in particular of a silicon wafer, comprises a microwave source for generating a microwave field, a resonance system which is coupled to the microwave source in a microwave-transmitting manner, the resonance system comprising a microwave resonator with... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100141272 - Read-out line: It is disclosed to measure the impedance of a read-out line. The read-out line includes at least two cascaded electrical circuit segments, each electrical circuit segment including two longitudinal arms, wherein one of the longitudinal arms includes an electrical component, and a lateral arm including a switch configured to close... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20100141273 - Systems and methods for using ferrite alignment keys in wireless remote sensors: The present invention related to devices and methods for using ferrite alignment keys in wireless remote sensor assemblies. In one aspect, the invention provides wireless resonant sensor assemblies comprising a pick-up coil, a ferrite alignment key positioned in and extending from the pick-up coil, and wireless resonant sensor having a... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100141274 - Method for measuring the thickness of multi-layer films: The invention relates to a method for determining the thickness of multi-layer films (13) comprising layers consisting of various non-conductive materials. According to said method, the thickness of the multi-layer film (13) is measured by a first sensor (17) and a second sensor (16) and optionally additional sensors, whereby all... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100141275 - Electrostatic capacitance detection device, electrostatic capacitance detection circuit, electrostatic capacitance detection method, and initialization method: Provided are an electrostatic capacitance detection circuit and an electrostatic capacitance detection method with which being capable of detecting minute change in electrostatic capacitance from which offset is removed for detection of approach of an object or the like, at high speed and high resolution while selecting an optimum detection... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq. Adams & Wilks

20100141276 - Method for detecting unauthorized access: A method for detecting unauthorized access to oil, gas or other pipes, by monitoring the protective cathodic voltage and detecting changes in the voltage which are indicative of a technical failure or a deliberate attack on the pipe. A method for detecting leakage from a pipe using multiple channels/inputs, wherein... Agent: Josef Samuelson

20100141277 - Capacitive position sensor: Methods and apparatus related to a sensor are discussed herein. The sensor can include a sensing element having a sensing path, the sensing element coupled to a sensing channel, and a processor configured to interpret a signal generated by the sensing channel indicative of a capacitance between the sensing path... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner / Atmel

20100141279 - Method of discrimination of a device as powerable through a lan line and device for estimating electric parameters of a lan line: PDs that can be supplied through the LAN line are discriminated from PDs that cannot be so supplied as a function of the resistance of the supply line and of the voltage drop caused by nonlinear elements in series therewith. The values of these two parameters are estimated by applying... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100141278 - Particle detection sensor, method for manufacturing particle detection sensor, and method for detecting particle using particle detection sensor: A compact sensor with which particles floating in the air can be easily detected. A sensor having a microstructure which detects a detection object by contact is used. A microstructure has an opening to be a detection hole corresponding to the size of a detection object, and a pair of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100141280 - Biosensor reader and biosensor reader system: A biosensor reader and a biosensor reader system are provided. The biosensor reader has a field-effect transistor (FET) biosensor attached thereto, and the FET biosensor includes between electrodes a probe channel to which probe materials are immobilized. The biosensor reader analyzes an electrical conductivity change of the probe channel caused... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100141281 - Water detector: A detector system is provided suited for detection of environmental effects. The sensing element is constructed in the form of a grid and is designed in particular for the detection of moisture. Said structure is suited for simple deployment, optionally embedding into concrete, and detection of environmental effects on a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100141282 - Measuring cable resistance in system for providing power over communication cable: A system for providing power to a powered device over a communication cable has a cable resistance measuring mechanism that determines values of response signals detected in response to supplying each of at least three reference signals over the communication cable, and determines the resistance of a pair of wires... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100141283 - Method and apparatus to detect and locate roof leaks: A leak in a membrane on top of a horizontal roof deck is located by applying conductive wires on the membrane underneath the aggregate in a grid pattern. A measuring and switching circuit generates voltage having a positive attached to the roof deck and a negative attached to the wires.... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20100141284 - Method and device for characterising an electric signal propagating through a sample: A method for characterising an electric signal (10), includes the propagation of a first light beam (18) through an electro-optical medium (17) in a first propagation direction, wherein at least one optical property of the medium changes when it is submitted to an electrical field, and the propagation of a... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100141285 - Apparatus for determining and/or monitoring a process variable: The invention relates to an apparatus for determining and/or monitoring at least one process variable of a medium (1). The apparatus includes at least one probe unit (3) and at least one electronics unit (4), which supplies the probe unit (3) with an electrical, exciter signal and which receives from... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100141286 - Integrated circuit with improved test capability via reduced pin count: An integrated circuit that supports testing of multiple pads via a subset of these pads includes at least two sections. Each section has multiple pads and multiple test access circuits coupled to these pads. For each section, one pad is designated as a primary pad and the remaining pads are... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100141287 - Test of electronic devices at package level using test boards without sockets: An embodiment test system is proposed; the test system is used to test electronic devices each one having a case with a plurality of terminals for example, of the BGA type. The test system includes a set of (one or more) test boards. Each test board includes a plurality of... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100141288 - Testing integrated circuits on a wafer using a cartridge with pneumatic locking of the wafer on a probe card: An embodiment of a cartridge is proposed for testing integrated circuits on a wafer with the wafer that has a wafer front surface with a plurality of terminals of the integrated circuits. The cartridge includes a probe card, which has a card front surface with a plurality of probes for... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100141289 - Probe card: A probe card to connect a semiconductor device to test equipment includes a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) in which an electrical wiring pattern is formed, a first connector fixed on an upper surface of the PCB to connect the test equipment to the PCB, probe needles connected to electrode pads... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100141290 - Microspring array having reduced pitch contact elements: Embodiments of microspring arrays and methods for fabricating and using same are provided herein. In some embodiments, a microspring array may include at least two lithographically formed resilient contact elements, each resilient contact element having a beam and a tip for contacting a device to be tested, wherein the beams... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie

20100141291 - Device including a contact detector: The present invention relates to a probe for determining an electrical property of an area of a surface of a test sample, the probe is intended to be in a specific orientation relative to the test sample. The probe may comprise a supporting body defining a first surface. A plurality... Agent: Klein, O''neill & Singh, LLP

20100141292 - Method and system for measuring film stress in a wafer film: In a MEMS wafer, film stresses are measured by placing an inductor array over or under the wafer and measuring inductance variations across the array to obtain a map defining the amount of bowing of the wafer.... Agent: Vollrath & Associates

20100141293 - Lcd panels capable of detecting cell defects, line defects and layout defects: An LCD panel includes a plurality of signal lines, a plurality of display units, a driving circuit and a test unit. Each display unit is coupled to a corresponding signal line of the plurality of signal lines. The driving circuit is coupled to corresponding signals lines via a plurality of... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100141294 - Winding diagnostic system and method: A winding diagnostic system is provided. The system includes a core having a winding to generate a magnetic flux. A retention device for holding the winding in place is provided. The system further includes a sensor disposed in a sensing relation with the retention device to generate signals related to... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

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20100134089 - System and method for phase load discovery: A system and method for determining the relative phase of each of a plurality of load meters connected to a three-phase power distribution system. The system includes a gateway that communicates information to and from each of the individual load meters. The gateway generates a timing pulse that is received... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100134090 - Stun device testing apparatus and methods: A method of testing an electric discharge stun device includes the steps of identifying a stun device to be tested and absorbing a discharge from the stun device into a tester. The discharge is characterized by a discharge characteristic that is then compared automatically to information such as (a) a... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100134091 - Abnormal switching monitoring device and abnormal switching monitoring method: The present invention relates to an abnormal switching monitoring device and method. A time point when a high-side switch in which a first electrode receives an input voltage is turned on, a time point when a low-side switch that is connected to a second electrode of the high-side switch is... Agent: Okamoto & Benedicto, LLP

20100134092 - Phase-difference-corresponding-value measurement device, gain imbalance measurement device, method, program, and recording medium: A modulation error measurement device according to the present invention receives a demodulated signal containing a demodulated I signal and a demodulated Q signal from a quadrature demodulator receiving an RF signal output by a quadrature modulator and applying the quadrature demodulation to the received RF signal, and measures a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100134093 - Arrangement for measuring the current flowing in an electric conductor: The invention relates to an arrangement for measurement of a current flowing in an electrical conductor having a magnetic circuit, for coupling to the electrical conductor, wherein the magnetic circuit has an air gap. A magnetic-field-sensitive component is located in the air gap in the magnetic circuit and is used... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20100134094 - novel clamp meter with rotary mechanism for clamp jaws: The present invention provides a clamp meter with clamp jaws whose position is adjustable in different planes with respect to the plane of the main body of the clamp meter at various fixed angles, thereby helping the user to measure the current in the conductors which are disposed in tight... Agent: Tushar Shah C/o Vaishali Sohoni

20100134095 - Arrangement for scanning a linear or circular measuring rod made of ferromagnetic material: Disclosed is an arrangement for high-resolution determination of positions on linear or circular ferromagnetic measuring rods (3) that have a teeth structure, said arrangement providing reliable results in an environment affected by magnetic interference. For this purpose, a magnetic field sensor (1) is placed at the point where the field... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

20100134096 - Position detecting device, medical device guiding system, position detecting method, and medical device guiding method: Provided is a position detecting device including a first magnetic-field generating unit including at least one magnetic-field generating coil and that generates a first magnetic field in a detection space where a detected object provided with a circuit including at least one built-in coil is disposed; a magnetic-field detecting unit... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100134097 - Frequency-shift cmos magnetic biosensor array with single bead sensitivity and no external magnet: According to one aspect, an integrated magnetic particle measurement device for detecting a presence or absence of magnetic particles in a sample volume includes at least one sensor cell having a differential sensor pair. An active sensor oscillator frequency is responsive to one or more magnetic particles situated within a... Agent: Milstein Zhang & Wu LLC

20100134098 - Composite systems, articles incorporating the system, methods for in-situ, non-destructive testing of these and array probes useful for the methods: The invention provides composite systems, articles comprising the composite system, methods for the in-situ, non-destructive testing of the articles and/or composite systems, as well as array probes useful in the methods. The composite systems comprise a curable resin and at least one plurality of detectable particles.... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100134099 - Eddy current testing method, steel pipe or tube tested by the eddy current testing method, and eddy current testing apparatus for carrying out the eddy current testing method: In the eddy current testing method according to the present invention, a frequency of the AC current for energizing the differential coil 1 is set so that a phase difference between a magnetism variation signal of the metal material P and a liftoff signal detected by the differential coil is... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100134100 - Method and device with separate emission/reception functions for making eddy current tests on an electrically conducting part:

20100134101 - Broad-range magnetic sensor and manufacturing process thereof: A magnetic sensor is formed by a fluxgate sensor and by at least one Hall sensor integrated in a same integrated device, wherein the magnetic core of the fluxgate sensor is formed by a magnetic region that operates also as a concentrator for the Hall sensor. The magnetic region is... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100134102 - Apparatus and method for detecting metallic objects in shoes: An inspection system positions a balancing shim to asymmetrically balance a magnetic field generated by an inductive sensor, which forms part of the inspection system. Additionally, relays and capacitors used to tune the inductive sensor to a desired resonance frequency are geometrically arranged to minimize electrical interference generated by operation... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100134107 - Magnetic resonance imaging system and method:

20100134106 - Method for acquiring and displaying medical image data: A method is disclosed for acquiring and displaying image data, in particular MR image data. In at least one embodiment, the method includes scanning an examination object by way of a magnetic resonance imaging scanner and generating first (MR) image data of the examination object, wherein scanning parameters during the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100134105 - Method for reducing maximum local specific absorption rate in magnetic resonance imaging: A method for reducing maximum local specific absorption rate (“SAR”) in a magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) system is disclosed. More specifically, a plurality of candidate radio frequency (“RF”) pulses are designed and the manner in which they are applied to a subject is determined such that the maximum local SAR... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100134104 - Nuclear magnetic resonance measurement techniques in non-uniform fields: Methods and pulse sequences for facilitating nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements in grossly inhomogeneous fields. Methods and pulse sequences according to the invention may be used to accurately measure variables such as transverse relaxation time, longitudinal relaxation time, and diffusion, without the need for data at long recovery time, thereby... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department

20100134103 - System and method for ghost magnetic resonance imaging: A system and method enables the creation of medical images using data related to ghost artifacts. The method thus allows components of an imaged subject to be segmented based on state changes in the components that lead to the controlled production of ghost artifacts. This is achieved in MR by... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100134109 - High frequency coil unit and magnetic resonance diagnostic apparatus: A radio frequency coil unit includes a chassis which has a tubiform inner cylinder, a plurality of flanges arranged apart from each other, each of the plurality of flanges provided in a state of protruding outwards from the inner cylinder while in contact with a whole outer circumference surface of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100134108 - Method to design a gradient coil, method to manufacture a gradient coil, gradient coil, magnetic resonance apparatus and combined pet-mr system: In a method for designing a gradient coil composed of multiple sub-coils, parameters representing the structure of the gradient coil are varied, and the variation that produces an optimized electrical field generated by the gradient coil is determined. The final design of the gradient coil embodies those parameters that produced... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100134110 - marine em exploration: A method for removing the effects of an airwave from marine electromagnetic data comprising providing an electromagnetic source and at least one receiver in the water; measuring the electromagnetic response at a first source-receiver separation; determining a scaled version of the airwave response at a source-receiver separation where the earth... Agent: Eugene Thigpen Petroleum Geo-serivces, Inc.

20100134111 - Method of measuring and imaging rxo (near wellbore resistivity) using transient em: A transient electromagnetic wave is generated using an electromagnetic instrument in a borehole. An apparent resistivity is estimated using a received signal responsive to the generated wave and further used to estimate a resistivity property of a fluid in the borehole.... Agent: Madan & Sriram, P.C.

20100134112 - Detecting electrical current in a magnetic structure: A current sensor measures an electrical current flowing in well casing or other magnetic structure. The current sensor can be installed in a tool for performing electromagnetic (EM) induction surveying in a wellbore lined with an electrically conductive casing. The tool includes an EM element to transmit or receive a... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100134113 - Single-well through casing induction logging tool: Methods and related systems are described for making electromagnetic measurements of a subterranean rock formation through a conductive casing of a borehole. A number of transmitters/receivers are deployed into single well having a conductive casing. A magnetic field is induced through the conductive casing and into a surrounding subterranean rock... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100134114 - Apparatus and method for three-pole type measuring specific soil resistance measurement for distribution grounding: Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method for measuring a specific soil resistance for distribution grounding by a three-electrode method. The apparatus uses three electrodes to measure a specific soil resistance as well as an earth resistance based on a three-electrode method in specific soil resistance measurement that is the... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100134115 - Battery module voltage detector: A battery module voltage detector can reduce the difference in frequency response of an anti-aliasing filter for each battery module whose voltage is measured, and provide an accurate voltage measurement. The battery module voltage detector includes a plurality of switches connected to battery modules constituting a battery pack, resistors having... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100134116 - Residual gas analyzer: Provided is an excellent residual gas analyzer, which can perform measurement by being suitably arranged even in small areas, such as those in semiconductor equipments, and can perform measurement to display of measurement results without an external personal computer. The analyzer is provided with a sensor unit (1) having a... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20100134117 - Method and device for capturing a fault in an electrical supply grid: A method for detecting a ground fault in an electrical supply system includes using a combination of components and their connections within the supply system to form virtual components, allowing presetting of fault indicators for incoming and outgoing supply lines to individual components. A fault index can be determined for... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100134119 - Microcircuit testing interface having kelvin and signal contacts within a single slot: In a first slot of a plurality of adjacent slots in alignment with traces on a load board of a tester, first and second conductor layers, each to make electrical contact with both a load board trace and a DUT lead. Each of the first and second contacts receives force... Agent: Nawrocki, Rooney & Sivertson Suite 401, Broadway Place East

20100134120 - Procedure for checking the functionality of an electric heating device: A procedure for checking the functionality of an electric heating device (10) with at least one PTC-element (13, 14) is suggested. The electric heating device (10) is operated at a battery voltage. When controlling the heating device (10) it is impinged with a current and at least one measuring value... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100134118 - Testing apparatus for hard disk drive: A testing apparatus includes a relay and a connector. The relay includes a coil, first and second single-pole double-throw (SPDT) switches. The first and the second SPDT switches include first and second contacts. The connector includes first and second hard disk drive (HDD) indicator pins, and first and second switch... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100134121 - Electrical connecting apparatus: An electrical connecting apparatus for use in an electrical inspection of a tester and a device under test. The electrical connecting apparatus is provided with a probe assembly to be tightened by tightening screw members toward the support member and having a wiring board interposed between itself and a support... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20100134122 - Substrate, substrate holding apparatus, analysis apparatus, program, detection system, semiconductor device, display apparatus, and semiconductor manufacturing apparatus: A substrate including a sensor unit, wherein the sensor unit includes a coil wound at least once arranged on the surface of the sensor or embedded within and near the surface thereof. With such an arrangement, an electric current that corresponds to information with respect to the substrate flows through... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100134123 - Sensor system having a magnetoelastic deformation element: A sensor system is provided having an at least partially magnetoelastic deformation element for measuring pressures, caused by a fluid, that are able to be applied to the magnetoelastic deformation element, having a magnetic circuit formed via a magnetic flux feedback and having a sensor unit and an evaluation unit.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100134124 - Misalignment detection devices: A misalignment detection device comprising a substrate, at least one integrated circuit (IC), and at least one detection unit is disclosed. The substrate comprises a first positioning pad and a second positioning pad adjacent to the first positioning pad. The integrated circuit is disposed on the substrate and comprises a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100134125 - Built-in compliance in test structures for leakage and dielectric breakdown of dielectric materials of metallization systems of semiconductor devices: In a test structure for determining dielectric breakdown events of a metallization system of semiconductor devices, a built-in compliance functionality may allow reliable switching off of the test voltage prior to causing high leakage currents, which may conventionally result in significant damage. Consequently, further failure analysis may be possible after... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson

20100134127 - Mechanical decoupling of a probe card assembly to improve thermal response: A stiffener structure, a wiring substrate, and a frame having a major surface disposed in a stack can be part of a probe card assembly. The wiring substrate can be disposed between the frame and the stiffener structure, and probe substrates can be coupled to the frame by one or... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie

20100134126 - Probe and method for manufacturing the same: A probe for making electric contact with a contact target includes a first part (10) including a first base portion (15) and a socket portion (17) formed on the first base portion; and a second part including (20) a second base portion (25) and a plug portion (21) formed on... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100134128 - Thermocentric alignment of elements on parts of an apparatus: A first device and a second device can include at least one alignment feature and at least one corresponding constraint. The alignment feature and the constraint can be configured to align the first device and the second device when the alignment feature is inserted into the constraint. The alignment feature... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie

20100134130 - Integrated circuit probing apparatus having a temperature-adjusting mechanism: A probing apparatus for integrated circuit devices comprises a probe card, a probe holder for holding the probe card, a test head and a temperature-adjusting mechanism. The probe card comprises at least one probe capable of forming an electrical connection with the integrated circuit device facing a first surface of... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100134129 - Mechanical decoupling of a probe card assembly to improve thermal response: A stiffener structure, a wiring substrate, and a frame having a major surface disposed in a stack can be part of a probe card assembly. The wiring substrate can be disposed between the frame and the stiffener structure, and probe substrates can be coupled to the frame by one or... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie

20100134131 - Electrochemically fabricated microprobes: Multilayer probe structures for testing semiconductor die are electrochemically fabricated via depositions of one or more materials in a plurality of overlaying and adhered layers. In some embodiments the structures may include generally helical shaped configurations, helical shape configurations with narrowing radius as the probe extends outward from a substrate,... Agent: Microfabrica Inc. Att: Dennis R. Smalley

20100134133 - Method for performing an electrical testing of electronic devices: A method of electrical testing electronic devices DUT, comprising: connecting at least an electronic device DUT to an automatic testing apparatus suitable for performing the testing of digital circuits or memories or of digital circuits and memories; sending electrical testing command signals to the electronic device DUT by means of... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100134132 - Monitoring circuit having a self test function: A measuring apparatus including a self test function, the circuit comprising a capacitor; first to fourth switches; a test signal injector; at least one comparator having a signal input and a reference input the first switch being interposed between a first plate of the capacitor and a first input node,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100134134 - Test electronics to device under test interfaces, and methods and apparatus using same: In one embodiment, a test system has a set of test electronics for testing a device under test (DUT). The test system also has at least one test electronics to DUT interface having a zero insertion force (ZIF) connector. Each ZIF connector has a ZIF connector to DUT clamping mechanism... Agent: Gregory W. Osterloth Holland & Hart, LLP

20100134136 - Operating method of test handler: Operation methods of test handler are disclosed. The pick-and-place apparatus picks up semiconductor devices from first loading compartments arrayed in a matrix on a first loading element, moves, and places onto second loading compartments arrayed in a matrix on a second loading element. Pickers of the pick-and-place apparatus pick up... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100134135 - Semiconductor device test apparatus: A semiconductor device test apparatus may include a test handler using a customer tray and a test tray to sequentially transport a plurality of semiconductor devices to a loading part, a soak part, a test part, a desoak part, and an unloading part; and a test head electrically connected to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100134137 - Liquid crystal display panel and its inspecting method: It is an object to provide a liquid crystal display panel that is configured to surely detect a crack or a defect that may result in a big break later with high possibility, so that the output of a poor product can be prevented or the reduction of manufacturing costs... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

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