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07/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100188069 - Sensors using high electron mobility transistors: Embodiments of the invention include sensors comprising high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) with capture reagents on a gate region of the HEMTs. Example sensors include HEMTs with a thin gold layer on the gate region and bound antibodies; a thin gold layer on the gate region and chelating agents; a... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100188070 - Method and device for measuring a level of an electric measurement variable that can be changed over time: A method measures a level of an electric measurement variable that can be changed over time, particularly an electric voltage or an electric current. A measurement signal of the measurement variable is differentiated and a current amplitude value of the differentiated measurement variable is determined. Through the iterative approximation of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100188071 - Systems and methods for detecting resonance on a direct current voltage bus: Systems and methods are provided for detecting a resonance on a bus coupled to an inverter module. A method comprises generating a first signal on the bus with a first frequency and sweeping the first signal from the first frequency to a second frequency. A second signal, which may be... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100188072 - Arrangement and method for measuring a current flowing in an electrical conductor: An arrangement for measuring a current flowing in an electrical conductor includes a magnetic circuit, for coupling to the electrical conductor, the magnetic circuit has an air gap. A magnetic field-sensitive component that serves for measuring the magnetic field generated by the electrical conductor is situated between the arms of... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20100188073 - Methods and apparatus for measuring analytes using large scale fet arrays: Methods and apparatus relating to very large scale FET arrays for analyte measurements. ChemFET (e.g., ISFET) arrays may be fabricated using conventional CMOS processing techniques based on improved FET pixel and array designs that increase measurement sensitivity and accuracy, and at the same time facilitate significantly small pixel sizes and... Agent: Ion Torrent Systems Incorporated C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100188074 - Stroke sensor and rotation angle sensor: A stroke sensor has two magnets, which are magnetized in a cross-section direction and are displaced in a longitudinal direction, and two magnetism sensitive sections arranged parallel to the longitudinal direction. The magnets have circular-arc-shaped swelling end edges respectively and are magnetized such that the swelling end edges have opposite... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100188075 - Nanomagnetic detector array for biomolecular recognition: A biomolecular sensor system includes an array of magnetoresistive nanosensors designed for sensing biomolecule-conjugated superparamagnetic nanoparticles. Materials and geometry of each sensor element are designed for optimized sensitivity. The system includes magnetic field generators to apply forces to superparamagnetic nanoparticles for 1) nanoparticle manipulation, 2) sensor magnetic biasing, 3) magnetic... Agent: Winstead PC

20100188076 - Microelectronic sensor device with magnetic field generator and carrier: The invention relates to a microelectronic sensor device for manipulating a sample in an exchangeable carrier (111), for example for optically detecting target particles (1) in a sample liquid that is provided in a sample chamber (2) of the carrier (111). The microelectronic sensor device comprises a number of n>1... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100188077 - Apparatus for characterizing a magnetic field in a magnetically enhanced substrate processing system: Embodiments of sensor devices for characterizing magnetic fields formed in substrate processing systems and methods of use thereof are provided herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus for characterizing a magnetic field in a substrate processing system may include a carrier having a form substantially similar to a substrate to be... Agent: MoserIPLaw Group / Applied Materials, Inc.

20100188078 - Magnetic sensor with concentrator for increased sensing range: A sensor that includes a magnetic flux concentrator is presented. The sensor includes a sensor integrated circuit with a structure that includes a magnetic field sensor to sense a magnetic field generated by an external magnetic flux source comprising a magnetic article. The stricture has a first surface to face... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100188079 - Detection apparatus and detection method for magnetic substance: A magneto-impedance element used for detection of a magnetic substance has a structure that can trap magnetic substances locally in a predetermined band-like region on the lateral surface thereof or a structure that can detect the presence of a magnetic substance based on a change of the impedance in response... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100188080 - Nmr-lwd imaging tool: An apparatus for estimating a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) property of an earth formation penetrated by a borehole, the apparatus including: a logging tool having a source of a static magnetic field configured to polarize a region of investigation in the earth formation; a transmitter antenna disposed at the logging... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated

20100188081 - Method and device for measuring magnetic fields: The invention relates to a method which makes use of the Zeeman effect for measuring magnetic fields, by way of dark resonances. According to said method, a measuring cell (14) is exposed to the magnetic field (B) to be measured and contains the atoms of a measuring medium in a... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20100188083 - Magnetic resonance imaging system and method for stabilizing the temperature of the main magnet therein: A magnetic resonance imaging system includes a display device and a host. The host includes a power cabinet having a gradient driver including a gradient controller and a gradient amplifier, and a radio frequency (RF) driver including a RF controller and a RF amplifier. The host also includes a magnetic... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100188082 - Thermally stabilized pet detector for hybrid pet-mr system: In a hybrid PET-MR system, PET detector elements (30) are added in the bore (14), in close proximity to the gradient coils (16). Fluid coolant is supplied to transfer heat from the PET detector elements (30). Thermal insulation (80) insulates the fluid coolant and the PET detector elements (30) from... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100188084 - Comparative analysis of protein conformations by using 2d noesy nmr spectra: The present disclosure provides a method for determining the relative conformations of a protein provided in different protein preparations, comprising steps of: (i) obtaining a first 2D NOESY NMR spectrum of a first protein preparation; (ii) obtaining a second 2D NOESY NMR spectrum of a second protein preparation; and (iii);... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100188085 - System and method for propeller magnetic resonance imaging: A system and method include a computer readable storage medium having stored thereon a computer program comprising instructions which when executed by a computer cause the computer to apply a first plurality of radio frequency (RF) pulses during a first repetition time (TR) interval of a magnetic resonance (MR) pulse... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (zps)

20100188086 - Magnetic resonance antenna: A magnetic resonance antenna has capacitive and inductive oscillating circuit antenna elements at least one radio-frequency switching element with which at least one of the oscillating circuit antenna elements that determine the resonant frequency of the magnetic resonance antenna, can be switched at radio frequency between a permeable state and... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100188087 - Sample holding device, in particular for holding a rodent or an mr phantom in an mrt device: A sample holding device, adapted for holding a sample, like a rodent or an MR phantom sample in a magnet bore of a magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) device, comprises a sample carrier being adapted for an arrangement in the bore of the MRT device, wherein the sample carrier comprises a... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100188088 - Methods and apparatus for displaying and processing facilities map information and/or other image information on a locate device: A locate device for a locate operation to detect a presence or an absence of one or more underground facilities is configured to access and display facilities map information, and/or other image information, as a visual aid to facilitate the locate operation. In various aspects, methods and apparatus relate to:... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100188089 - Multiple receiver coil system for geophysical prospecting: A receiver coil tow assembly for geophysical prospecting, comprising: multiple receiver coils, each receiver coil being housed within a respective tubular outer frame section that defines a continuous passageway in which the receiver coil extends, the tubular outer frame sections being connected together to provide a skeletal frame maintaining the... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP

20100188090 - Method for subsurface electromagnetic surveying using two or more simultaneously actuated electromagnetic sources: A method for electromagnetic exploration includes imparting a first electromagnetic signal into subsurface formations and imparting a second electromagnetic signal into the formations substantially contemporaneously with imparting the first electromagnetic signal. The first and second electromagnetic signals are substantially uncorrelated with each other. A combined electromagnetic response of the formations... Agent: Petroleum Geo-services, Inc.

20100188091 - Electronic battery tester: An electronic battery tester for testing a storage battery includes test circuitry configured to provide an output based upon a selected test criteria. Additionally, circuitry is provided to assist in balancing batteries used in a string of multiple batteries.... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100188093 - Cell voltage detecting system and drive voltage maintaining method: In a cell voltage detecting system detecting cell voltages of a fuel cell connected in series, a voltage detector detects cell voltages. An auxiliary power supply generates a voltage equal to or greater than a minimum voltage for driving the voltage detector at positive and negative terminals thereof. First and... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100188092 - Voltage-detection component and a substrate having the same: A substrate includes a plurality of voltage-detection components, each of which includes (a) an upper connecting terminal that protrudes from one of a pair of first sides opposite each other of a body of a voltage-detection component and is connected to an adjacent voltage-detection component of an adjacent higher-ordered battery... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100188094 - Method and apparatus for measuring a lifetime of charge carriers: An apparatus for measuring a lifetime of charge carriers that has a measuring probe and a component for directing ultraviolet radiation to a measuring position. The measuring probe also includes at least one electrode provided at a predetermined spatial relationship to the measuring position. A microwave source is adapted to... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20100188095 - Time-domain reflectometry: The present invention provides a method of time domain reflectometry including transmitting a test signal along a cable under test from one end and sensing and recording a reflected signal from the cable at that end, using the recorded, reflected signal to estimate the distance, Ldist, from the one end... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100188097 - Fault testing for interconnections: Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to fault testing for interconnections. An embodiment of a fault analysis apparatus includes a test pattern source to provide a test pattern for an interconnection between a transmitter and a receiver, the interconnection having a transmitter end and a receiver end, the interconnection... Agent: Silicon Image/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100188098 - Procedure for checking the operational capability of an electric circuit: In a procedure for checking the operational capability of an electric circuit, which has a sensor module (2) comprising an integrated switching circuit and a diagnosis mechanism (3) allocated thereto, wherein the sensor module (2) has at least one output terminal (11) connected to the diagnosis mechanism (3) and power... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100188096 - Testing of an integrated circuit with a plurality of clock domains: An integrated circuit comprises a plurality of clock domains (10, 12). Test data is shifted into the integrated circuit through a scan chain (100, 14, 104). In a test mode a connection is interrupted between a functional output of a first clock domain (10) and a functional input of a... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100188099 - Apparatus and method for screening electrolytic capacitors: A method for screening electrolytic capacitors places a capacitor in series with a resistor, applying a test voltage and following the charge curve for the capacitor. A high voltage drop across the capacitor indicates high reliability and a low voltage drop is used to reject the piece. The leakage current... Agent: Nexsen Pruet, LLC

20100188100 - Automated sensor specific calibration through sensor parameter download: A sensor system for measuring a clearance parameter between a stationary component and a rotating component of a rotating machine is provided. The system includes a clearance sensor to output a clearance measurement signal. A sensor memory is attached to the sensor for storing a first sensor information. A second... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100188101 - Method and system for synchronous rectification: The method and system of the present invention uses synchronous rectification and frequency domain analysis to remove the need for calibration of the A/D and D/A components. It is applicable to any sensor based measurement in which either the sensor can be excited with an AC voltage or current, or... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building

20100188102 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes a signal generating circuit that generates an impedance adjustment command signal which indicates at least one of initiation and termination of an impedance adjustment. The semiconductor device outputs an output signal in synchronism with the impedance adjustment command signal.... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100188103 - Pulse period measurement method: The effect of chattering on the measurement of the pulse period is reduced. The pulse period representing the rise interval of target pulses appearing in a pulse signal PI is measured. The pulse signal PI is sampled in synchronization with a measurement clock CLK. Measurement of a designated inhibition period... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100188104 - Inductive incremental displacement sensor, method for determining the displacement of a first object relative to a second object, and inductive sensor unit: The present invention relates to an inductive incremental displacement sensor for determining a displacement of a first object relative to a second object, comprising at least one graduated track mountable on the first object and having periodically alternating conductive regions and insulating regions, and having at least one scanning unit... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100188105 - Capacitance-to-voltage interface circuit, and related operating methods: A capacitance-to-voltage interface circuit is utilized to obtain a voltage corresponding to a detected capacitance differential, which may be associated with the operation of a capacitive sensing cell. The interface circuit includes a capacitive sensing cell, an operational amplifier adapted for selective coupling to the capacitive sensing cell, a feedback... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (fs)

20100188106 - Multi-channel capacitive sensing circuit: Provided is a multi-channel capacitive sensing circuit, in which at least one capacitive sensor has the capacitance changed corresponding to the change of external environment, and generates change signals corresponding to the capacitance change, respectively. An oscillator outputs a carrier wave modulating the capacitance change signal. At least one capacitance-to-voltage... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20100188107 - Capacitance-to-voltage interface circuit with shared capacitor bank for offsetting and analog-to-digital conversion: A capacitance-to-voltage interface circuit includes a capacitive sensing circuit, an amplification circuit adapted for selective coupling to the capacitive sensing circuit, a capacitor bank comprising a plurality of binary-weighted capacitors, and a switching architecture associated with the capacitive sensing circuit, the amplification circuit, and the capacitor bank. The switching architecture... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (fs)

20100188109 - Electrode systems and their use in the characterization of molecules: A method of characterizing a molecule comprises providing two electrodes (16a, 16b) which define a tunnelling gap between them; applying a potential difference between the electrodes; passing the molecule through the tunnelling gap; and measuring the tunnelling current between the electrodes over a measuring period, wherein at least a part... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100188108 - Liquid water sensor signal conditioning circuit for use in pem fuel cells: A measurement circuit that has particular application for detecting a high impedance measurement signal from a liquid water sensor. The measurement circuit includes a high impedance resistance-to-frequency conversion circuit that is coupled to the sensor and receives a resistance signal therefrom. The resistance-to-frequency conversion circuit includes an oscillator that converts... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100188110 - Sensor having integrated electrodes and method for detecting analytes in fluids: A sensor having integrated electrodes in a single sensor configuration, which is operated by alternating current (AC) including periodic electrical excitation signals of the respective multiple frequencies with the same amplitude for detecting analytes in fluids. The sensor applies a total of an odd number of the identical conductors serving... Agent: Yizhong Sun

20100188111 - Apparatus and method for the measurement of electrical conductivity and dielectric constant of high impedance fluids: A sensor, a system of direct measurement using that sensor, and a method of direct and simultaneous measurement of conductivity and dielectric constant of a fluid, particularly high impedance, hydrocarbon-based fluids. The sensor has a cell that holds the fluids to be measured between a single pair of coaxial, bare... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100188112 - Inspection socket: An inspection socket connects electrode terminals of an object to be inspected to wirings of a wiring board. The inspection socket includes: a metal block formed with first holes; contact probes provided in the first holes and including at least a contact probe for RF signals, the contact probes provided... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100188113 - Cantilever probe and applications of the same: A method of fabricating a nanoscale cantilever probe. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of forming a cantilever having a tip vertically extending from an end portion of the cantilever, where the tip has an apex portion having a size in a range of about 1-1000 nm, and... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100188114 - Circuit for detecting tier-to-tier couplings in stacked integrated circuit devices: A first semiconductor tier has a first tier-to-tier connector for detecting a tier-to-tier coupling in a stacked integrated circuit (IC) device. A second semiconductor tier has a second tier-to-tier connector configured to electrically couple to the first tier-to-tier connector. A tier-to-tier detection circuit electrically couples to the second tier-to-tier connector.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

07/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100181989 - Method for inductive generating of an electrical measurement signal and related sensor device: In a method and a sensor device for inductively producing an electrical measuring signal in dependence on a magnitude that is to be measured, there are provided at least two driver coils through which a current is caused to flow in turn at the clock pulse rate of a clock... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100181990 - Digital multimeter having remote display with automatic communication mode switching: A multimeter comprising a base unit having at least one test lead terminal. A remote display unit separate from the base unit is also provided. The remote display unit has a display operative to show measured parameters. The multimeter further comprises communication circuitry operative to provide electrical communication between the... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPIPDepartment

20100181991 - Arrangement and method for measuring a current flowing in an electrical conductor: An arrangement and a method are used for measuring current flowing in an electrical conductor with a magnetic circuit that has an air gap for coupling to the electrical conductor. The air gap of the magnetic circuit contains a magnetic-field-sensitive component that is used to measure the magnetic field generated... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20100181992 - Device for measuring angular velocity of tire: A device for measuring angular velocity of a rotating tire, comprising a plurality (“m” pieces) of light reflection marks (3) disposed on an outer surface of a sidewall portion (2s) of a tire (2) so as to be located on a circumference line (j) of a single circle centered on... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100181994 - Method and device for determining the location of a rod fixing point: The invention concerns the methods for determining, relative to a point Po, the location of a fixing point Pf of a rod T located in an environment Mi wherein prevails a permanent magnetic field Ch. The inventive method is characterized in that it consists in studying the variations of the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100181995 - Position sensor: An electromagnetic induction type rotary encoder includes an excitation board including an excitation coil, a detection board fixed to a movable element to face the excitation board and including a detection coil placed to face the excitation coil with a clearance therefrom, and a controller for outputting an excitation signal... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100181993 - Direction detection sensor: A sensor responsive to movement of a detection target includes a magnetic field transducer operative to provide a magnetic field signal proportional to a magnetic field associated with the detection target, a peak detector for tracking positive and negative peaks of the magnetic field signal to generate a tracking signal,... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100181996 - Movement range for a mobile object and evaluation apparatus for determining a position of a mobile object: In order to determine a position of a mobile object relative to a surface within a movement range that comprises a ground which the surface intersects along a line of intersection, a magnetic field of a first elongate magnetic field-generating object which is located at a first distance from the... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100181997 - Methods and apparatus for an analog rotational sensor having magnetic sensor elements: A sensor includes a signal generation module including a magnetic sensor to provide position information for generating first and second waveforms corresponding to the position information. An analog signal processing module provides an algebraic manipulation of a subset of the first waveform, the second waveform, a first inverted waveform, and... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100181998 - Sensor coil array for magnetic inductance tomography with reduced mutual coil coupling: This invention relates to magnetic inductance tomography, and in particular, to coils of a sensor/driver cail array for use in a magnetic inductance tomography apparatus, in which driver/sensor coils are used to measure the induced flux in a conductive, dielectric and permittivity body, such as the human body. The sensor/driver... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100181999 - Tamper-detecting electronic system: An apparatus for detecting tampering with an integrated circuit (IC), the apparatus comprising a second circuit comprising at least one conductor for conducting electrical current, the electrical current comprising, during at least one period of time, current of known strength, the electrical current generating a magnetic field, at least one... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20100182000 - Wire-rope flaw detector: There is obtained a wire-rope flaw detector capable of realizing a high signal-to-noise ratio even in the case where only one detection coil is disposed. In the wire-rope flaw detector, there are provided a magnetizer that forms main magnetic flux in a predetermined section located along an axis direction of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100182001 - Monitoring system of conveyor belt: A monitoring system including rubber magnets 41 to 44 provided inside of a belt 1, and magnetic sensors 51 and 52 provided outside of the belt 1, and magnetic forces generated by the rubber magnets 41 to 44 are detected by the magnetic sensors 51 and 52, thereby detecting a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100182002 - Magnetic sensor device with field generator and sensor element: The invention relates to a magnetic sensor device (100) that can for example be used for the detection of magnetized particles (1) and that comprises at least one conductor (111, 113) and at least one magnetic sensor element, e.g. a GMR element (112). To compensate for their different thicknesses (d,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100182003 - Magnetic film sensor and method of manufacturing the same: A magnetic film sensor comprises a magnetic film for generating a magnetostriction, and a magnetostrictive structure for generating a magnetostriction in the magnetic film. The magnetostrictive structure is constructed so as to generate a magnetostriction by curving the magnetic film, for example. The magnetostrictive structure is obtained, for example, by... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100182004 - High-resolution wireline nuclear magnetic resonance tool: A nuclear magnetic resonance well logging tool, where some embodiments comprise two, oppositely oriented magnets separated by a pole piece to guide static magnetic flux into a sensitive volume, and another pole piece serving as a core for several antennas For some embodiments, the antennas are solenoids Two of the... Agent: Seth Z. Kalson C/o Cpa Global

20100182005 - Magnetic resonance tomography apparatus with a local coil and method to detect the position of the local coil: A magnetic resonance tomography device has a local coil that is fashioned to receive a magnetic resonance signal. This device has a detector system that is fashioned to detect a position of the local coil on the basis of electromagnetic waves that are affected by the position of the local... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100182007 - Establishment of parameters to adjust a magnetic field shim for a magnetic resonance examination of a patient: m

20100182006 - Method of time-domain magnetic resonance imaging and device thereof: The present invention relates to a method of time-domain magnetic resonance imaging and device thereof. The method includes transiently exciting a sample; receiving a signal emitted form the sample; and processing the received signal without Fourier transformation to acquire an image. The device includes an excitation device, a detecting coil... Agent: Michael W. Taylor

20100182008 - System and method for embedded self-calibration within an inversion recovery pulse sequence: An improved self-calibration method for accelerated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using inversion recovery pulse sequences allows calibration data for determining coil sensitivity profiles to be acquired by employing a calibration pulse sequence within the delay time of an inversion recovery pulse sequence. The calibration pulse sequence includes a constrained number... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100182010 - Circuit board and method for attaching an electronic module to a body coil of a magnetic resonance apparatus: Efficient mounting of a module to a whole-body coil of a magnetic resonance apparatus is enabled by a circuit board with conductive contact regions located at least in the area of an edge of the circuit board, with which contact regions contacts of an electronic module for a magnetic resonance... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100182009 - Coil decoupling: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) phased array head coil (10) comprises an array of coils (1, 2, 3, 4) a decoupling circuit (7) and a decoupling base (14). Counter wound inductors from adjoining coils (1, 2, 3, 4) in the decoupling circuit (7) are interlaced to achieve mutual decoupling between... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100182011 - Photodiode self-test: A photodetector array (142) includes a plurality of photodetector cells (202) such as avalanche photodiodes (208) and readout circuits (210). An array self-tester (226) tests a dark count or other performance characteristic of the cells (202). The test is performed in connection with the manufacture of the array (142) or... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100182012 - Wired pipe signal transmission testing apparatus and method: A wired pipe signal transmission testing apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a core having a plurality of threads formed on a surface thereof and a plurality of slots cutting through crests and roots of at least a portion of the threads, thereby creating an escape route for debris that... Agent: National Oilwell Varco Attention Victor Segura

20100182013 - Probing apparatus with temperature-adjusting modules for testing semiconductor devices: A probing apparatus for testing semiconductor devices comprises an upper guiding plate having a plurality of upper guiding holes, a bottom guiding plate having a plurality of bottom guiding holes, a plurality of vertical probes disposed between the upper guiding holes of the upper guiding plate and the bottom guiding... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100182015 - Apparatus and method for calibrating the sensitivity of a moisture sensor: The present invention is a method for adjusting the sensitivity of a moisture probe which measures dielectric constant of surrounding media. The method comprises the steps of placing the probe in media and adjusting its depth to alter composite measured dielectric constant of a column of media about a probe... Agent: Geoffrey E. Dobbin, Patent Attorney

20100182014 - Systems and methods for detecting terminal state and setting output driver impedance: Embodiments of the present invention include systems for calibrating an output circuit. A comparator is coupled to a calibration terminal and configured to determine whether the calibration terminal is in a first state coupled to a calibration resistor or in a second state. A calibration circuit is coupled to the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100182016 - Electronic status detection device: An electronic status detection device for wireless detection of at least one status of an apparatus, wherein the status detection device comprises at least two resonant circuits, of which at least one resonant circuit is active and one resonant circuit is passive, wherein the active resonant circuit comprises at least... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20100182017 - Drive by wire non-contact capacitive throttle control apparatus and method of forming the same: A drive-by-wire non-contact capacitive throttle control apparatus and method of forming the same. A capacitive position sensor is provided, which includes a stationary electrode and a rotatable electrode. The rotatable electrode can be attached to a throttle lever such that the rotatable electrode rotates as the throttle lever rotates. The... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

20100182018 - Capacitance sensing apparatus: A capacitance sensing apparatus for use in a position sensing apparatus, comprising a first set of electrodes and a second set of electrodes and a capacitance sensing circuit arranged to determine, in use in a normal operating mode, the capacitance between each pairing of electrodes comprising one from the first... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20100182019 - Method and apparatus for determining soil water content: This invention is concerned with a method and apparatus to measure soil water content. A sensor electrode assembly comprised of a sensor electrode fixed to a spherical shape is implanted in undisturbed soil at the bottom of a low narrow hole in the soil under evaluation. A second electrode is... Agent: William G. Gensler

20100182020 - Intrusion detection using a conductive material: Tampering with an assembly that includes an integrated circuit is detected by measuring a change in at least one property of a conductive molding formed over at least a portion of the integrated circuit. For example, the conductive molding can be a mixture of resin with conductive powder and/or fibers.... Agent: North Weber & Baugh LLP -- Maxim

20100182021 - Determination of the safety of foodstuffs for consumption: A method of determining and monitoring the safety of a foodstuff by subjecting the foodstuff to bioelectrical impedance analysis including measurement and calculation of values of resistance, reactance, impedance, capacitance, and phase angle of the foodstuff, and then tracking the values over time to illustrate freshness, palatability and safety of... Agent: Weiner & Burt, P.C.

20100182022 - Ph measurement system using glass ph sensor: A pH measurement system using a glass pH sensor includes a power supply applying a voltage to the glass pH sensor through a resistor; a detector detecting the output voltage of the glass pH sensor; and a calculator calculating the pH of a solution based on the detected output voltage.... Agent: Emerson, Thomson & Bennett, LLC

20100182023 - Transmission line moisture sensor: A sensor device for monitoring and testing for potential corrosion of structural elements is disclosed comprising a soluble material disposed adjacent to at least one conductor in a transmission line that reacts to the presence of moisture causing a detectable change in an electrical property of the conductor. The conductor... Agent: Canady & Lortz LLP - Boeing

20100182024 - System and method for measuring a cable resistance in a power over ethernet application: A system and method for measuring a cable resistance in a power over Ethernet (PoE) application. A short circuit module in a powered device is designed to produce a short circuit effect upon receipt of a cable resistance detection voltage. The cable resistance detection voltage can be designed to be... Agent: Law Office Of Duane S. Kobayashi

20100182025 - Method and apparatus for piezoelectric sensor status assessment: A method for assessing the status of a piezoelectric sensor of interest 26, comprises the steps of 1) establishing a complex impedance profile expected to be exhibited by an acceptable sensor subjected to a test signal, 2) exciting the sensor of interest with a periodic excitation signal correlatable to the... Agent: Hill-rom Services, Inc.

20100182026 - Methods and systems for determining flexoelectric effect in a liquid crystal: There are provided methods for creating energy conversion devices based on the giant flexoelectric effect in non-calamitic liquid crystals. By preparing a substance comprising at least one type of non-calamitic liquid crystal molecules and stabilizing the substance to form a mechanically flexible material, flexible conductive electrodes may be applied to... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20100182029 - Electrical testing device and electrical testing method for electronic device: An electrical testing device has a first probe that electrically contacts with an inspection device, a second probe that is electrically connected to the first probe and electrically contacts with an external terminal of a test object, a cylinder that houses the first probe and second probe, and into which... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100182030 - Knee probe having reduced thickness section for control of scrub motion: An improved knee probe for probing electrical devices and circuits is provided. The improved knee probe has a reduced thickness section to alter the mechanical behavior of the probe when contact is made. The reduced thickness section of the probe makes it easier to deflect the probe vertically when contact... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20100182031 - Layered probes with core: The present invention is a probe for testing an electrical device under test comprising a core layer that is highly conductive.... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20100182028 - Probe card: A probe card is disclosed, which has a conductive layer additionally provided on an insulating seat of a probe stand and the conductive layer is electrically connected to a ground circuit on the probe card via a conductive pin being fed through the insulating seat. A conductive wire is wound... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100182027 - Test lead probe with retractable insulative sleeve: The present invention is directed to a test probe having an indexable probe tip. In one embodiment, an insulative sleeve extends from the test probe and surrounds a portion of the exposed probe tip. The insulative sleeve is moveable relative to the probe tip and may be indexable to at... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100182032 - Printed circuit board testing fixture: A printed circuit board (PCB) testing fixture secures at least one PCB, each having a port. The PCB testing fixture includes a fixing frame and a testing plate. The fixing frame defines at least one first sliding groove to receive an edge of the at least one PCB. The testing... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100182033 - Testable integrated circuit and test method: An integrated circuit (100) is disclosed comprising a plurality of circuit portions (130), each of the circuit portions having an internal supply rail (170) coupled to a global supply rail (160) via a cluster (140) of switches (152; 154) coupled in parallel between the internal supply rail (170) and the... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100182034 - Circuit for continuously measuring discontinuous metal insulator transition of mit element and mit sensor using the same: Provided are a circuit for continuously measuring a discontinuous metal-insulator transition (MIT) of an MIT element and an MIT sensor using the circuit. The circuit comprises a to-be-measured object unit including the MIT element having a discontinuous MIT occurring at the transition voltage thereof, a power supply unit applying a... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100182035 - Semiconductor device test apparatus including interface unit and method of testing semiconductor device using the same: A semiconductor device test apparatus is provided. The semiconductor device test apparatus includes a test unit on which a semiconductor device under test is disposed, and an automatic test equipment (ATE) unit that inputs a test signal to the test unit and reads a test result signal output by the... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20100182036 - Electrostatic chuck power supply: A detection circuit is provided for a power supply for an electrostatic chuck generating a trapezoidal waveform with approximately flat tops and minimal dead-time between phase reversals. The detection circuit includes an amplifying circuit which receives inputs from a secondary winding of a transformer of the power supply and produces... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (tokyo Electron)

20100182037 - Diagnostic method for load-testing self-excited three-phase generators in a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a diagnostic method for self-excited generators, in which a diagnostic decision is made by means of field current monitoring.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100182038 - Setup and method for testing a permanent magnet motor: A test setup for a permanent magnet motor provides a method for identifying symmetry or asymmetry in the magnetic fields of the motor's permanent magnets. The setup comprises a test circuit that includes a fixed reference node that provides a stable reference to which the motor's common node can be... Agent: William O'driscoll Trane, Patent Department-12-1

07/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100176788 - Current detecting apparatus: A current detecting apparatus for detecting a current provided by a driver for a motor includes a resistor, a signal isolation module, and a processor. A first end of the resistor is connected to the driver, and a second end of the resistor is connected to the motor. A current... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100176789 - High frequency analysis of a device under test: Analyzing a device under test (“DUT”) at higher frequencies. A phase shifter varies the phase of a standing wave on a transmission line coupled to the DUT. The standing wave magnitude is sampled at each of the phase shifts and one or more DUT characteristics are determined as a function... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20100176790 - Testing method and device for a wireless receiver: A testing method for a wireless receiver includes processing a test signal to generate an in-phase and a quadrature signal, performing a Fourier transform process to the in-phase signal and the quadrature signal to generate a first transformation result and a second transformation result, and displaying the first transformation result... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100176791 - Method for correcting the phase of electromagnetic data: Method for identifying, determining and correcting source-related phase errors in data from a controlled source electromagnetic survey by using data from ordinary survey receivers, i.e. without benefit of source monitoring data. Abrupt anomalies indicating source malfunctions are identified (71) in the time domain by plotting time intervals between neighboring zero... Agent: Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company

20100176792 - Apparatus and method of zeroing a test instrument: An apparatus and method for shorting together a plurality of electrical leads. The apparatus includes an electrical conductor that extends between first and second ends and a first surface and a second surface facing away from the first surface. The electrical conductor includes a central bight that is disposed between... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100176793 - Current sensing mechanism: A current sensing mechanism for use in an integrated circuit is described. In one embodiment, the integrated circuit comprises a voltage supply rail and a current sensor coupled to that voltage supply rail such that the current sensor determines the current passing through the voltage supply rail. Leads attached to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100176794 - Signal detector and signal detection method: A signal detector and a signal detection method adapted for detecting a voltage signal are provided. According to a digital signal converted from a low voltage full wave or half wave signal and/or a mains AC signal inputted thereto, the signal detector and the signal detection method is capable of... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20100176795 - Oscilloscope probe: Disclosed is a probe for an oscilloscope comprising a multi-stage transistor amplifier that acts as an impedance transformer. Said amplifier is a d.c.-coupled emitter follower circuit that is composed of bipolar transistors or a d.c.-coupled source follower circuit which is composed of field effect transistors and the successive amplifier elements... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100176796 - Apparatus for testing electrical characteristics: An apparatus for testing electrical characteristics includes a probe configured to contact a test object, a DC signal transmission line configured to transmit a DC signal to the probe, a frequency signal transmission line configured to transmit a frequency signal to the probe, and a line selection unit configured to... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100176797 - Device for determining the rotational speed of a transmission shaft: The present invention concerns a device for determining the rotational speed of a transmission shaft (12), which comprises a rotational speed indicator (3) connected in a rotationally fixed manner to the transmission shaft (12) and at least one rotational speed sensor (2) comprising at least one sensor element (10), such... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20100176798 - Magnet system for biosensors: The invention relates to a magnet system for biosensors. To achieve a magnetic system, which can switch between attraction force and repulsion force, near the sensor surface, the magnetic system has at least one coil (1) and a ferromagnetic open ring system (3), where both magnetic pole faces are adjacent... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100176800 - Coil position detection: A simple position determination is enabled by a device and a method to determine the position of a local coil in a magnetic resonance apparatus, wherein at least one signal emitted by at least one transmission coil is received by the local coil and is evaluated with a position determination... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100176799 - Sensor including two code rings and a magnetic field sensor between the code rings: An apparatus includes a shaft and a first code ring including a first number of pole pairs. The first code ring is attached to the shaft. The apparatus includes a second code ring including a second number of pole pairs different from the first number. The second code ring is... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20100176801 - Magnetic encoder: In a magnetic encoder (1), a permanent magnet (20) as a magnetic scale is provided with three rows of tracks (21) wherein N poles and S poles are alternately arranged along a shift direction. In the permanent magnet (20), at end portions (211) in the width direction of the tracks... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100176806 - Absolute position sensing: To determine the relative position of movable portions of an assembly, a first magnetic device is coupled to a first portion of the assembly. The first magnetic device has a sensing surface with a number of magnetic poles that provide a magnetization state transition location. An absolute position sensor with... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100176804 - Angle sensor: An angle sensor includes a ring magnet adapted to be attached to a rotatable shaft. The ring magnet has an axis of rotation and an inner radius and an outer radius extending from the axis of rotation to define an annulus. A first magnetic sensor is situated proximate the ring... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20100176803 - Angle sensor with flux guides, rotatable magnet and magnetic sensor: An angle sensor includes first and second flux guides situated in a spaced relationship to define first and second flux guide air gaps therebetween. The first and second flux guides define a central opening, with a magnet situated in the central opening. The magnet is diametrically magnetized and is rotatable... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20100176802 - Portable electronic device having a rotary unit: The present invention relates to a portable electronic device comprising: —a housing; —a rotary unit, which can be rotated relative to the housing, and —detection means for detecting a rotational position of the rotary unit. Said detection means comprises: —a magnetic transmitter (10) attached to the rotary unit, for supplying... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

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20100176807 - Magnetic sensor device: The present invention provides a magnetic sensor device (20) comprising at least one sensor surface lying in a first plane, a first magnetic field generating means (12) for attracting magnetic or magnetizable objects (15) toward a sensor surface (13), the first magnetic field generating means (12) lying in a second... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100176808 - Detection of strong static magnetic fields and mri examination safekeeping for an implantable cardiac prosthesis: An implantable medical device detects a strong static magnetic field associated with an MRI imaging instrument and operates in a safekeeping operating mode. The device (10) includes an electronic circuit for the detection/stimulation of a cardiac activity (16), a weak field sensor (22) detecting the presence of a first magnetic... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100176809 - Magnetic resonance tomography device with localization system and method to localize a local coil: A magnetic resonance tomography device has a magnet system that generates a gradient field; with a local coil that receives a magnetic resonance signal; and with a localization system that is fashioned to locate the local coil. The localization system has a number of magnetic field sensors that are integrated... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100176810 - System for use in mr imaging using tissue mechanical resonance: A system for use in MR imaging using tissue mechanical resonance includes an external wave generator for generating mechanical waves for transmission through patient anatomy. An RF pulse generator generates an RF pulse for exciting nuclei magnetic moments at specific spin frequencies in a particular selected anatomical region of interest.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100176811 - Open magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: In an MRI apparatus having an open structure, vibration caused by eddy current is reduced with keeping the magnetic field shielding capability of a high frequency shield disposed between a gradient magnetic field coil and a high frequency coil. The high frequency shield comprises two conductive sheets 501, 503 which... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100176813 - Antenna of an electromagnetic probe for investigating geological formations: An antenna (3) of an electromagnetic probe used in investigation of geological formations GF surrounding a borehole WBH comprises a conductive base (31) and an antenna element (32). The conductive base (31) comprises an opened non-resonant cavity (33). The antenna element (32) is embedded in the cavity (33) and goes... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100176812 - Look-ahead boundary detection and distance measurement: Systems and methods for look-ahead boundary detection and distance estimation are disclosed. In some embodiments, a drilling method includes extending a borehole with a drill string that includes a resistivity logging tool. The logging tool makes upward-looking and downward-looking resistivity measurements based on radial current flow. The upward looking and... Agent: Krueger Iselin LLP (1391)

20100176814 - Apparatus and method for monitoring a phase line of a section of an electrical energy transmission line: An appliance and a method are intended to monitor a phase line of a section of an electrical energy grid line. The appliance comprises a device for monitoring a parameter of a phase line. The parameter is representative of routine operating conditions of the phase line and has a known... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100176815 - Apparatus, method, and computer program for obtaining a time-domain-reflection response-information: An apparatus for obtaining a time-domain-reflection response-information has a signal driver adapted to apply two pulses of different pulse lengths to a TDR port in order to excite a first TDR response signal corresponding to a first pulse and a second TDR response signal corresponding to a second pulse. The... Agent: Gregory W. Osterloth Holland & Hart, LLP

20100176816 - Partial corona discharge detection: A method of detecting partial corona discharge in a targeted circuit of an electrical apparatus, comprises the steps of: wrapping a Rogowski coil around a leg of the targeted circuit to produce a Rogowski coil signal that represents electrical current rate of change in the leg of the targeted circuit;... Agent: Stephen George Mican

20100176817 - Bulk current injection (bci) probe with multiple, symmetrically spaced feeds: A Bulk Current Injection (BCI) transformer is provided herein with a magnetic core and a plurality of windings. The magnetic core is configured for encircling one or more electrical conductors under test. Each of the plurality of windings are wrapped, at least in part, around a longitudinal dimension of the... Agent: Daffer Mcdaniel LLP

20100176818 - Apparatus and method for the measurement of mass and density and/or for the measurement of the humidity of portioned units: Method and apparatus for the measurement of mass or density and/or for the measurement of the humidity in a plurality of portioned units in a non-metallic carrier material, which provides the following: a microwave measuring instrument, consisting of at least one microwave resonator for generating at least one resonance mode... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100176819 - Device for the capacitive measurement of the quality and/or deterioration of a fluid, including a capacitive sensor that is mechanically uncoupled from the element in which it is encapsulated: The invention concerns a device for the capacitive measurement of the quality and/or deterioration of a fluid, comprising a sensor encapsulated in a perforated case, wherein the sensor is connected to the encapsulation so as to be mechanically uncoupled therefrom.... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20100176820 - Sensitivity analysis system and sensitivity analysis program: A sensitivity analysis system has a memory device in which an interconnect structure data indicating an interconnect structure included in a semiconductor device is stored. The interconnect structure has: a main interconnection; and a contact structure electrically connected to the main interconnection and extending toward a semiconductor substrate. Parameters contribute... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100176821 - Acoustic sensor: A vibrating electrode plate 24 that senses a sound pressure faces a counter electrode plate 25 to constitute a capacitance type acoustic sensor. In the counter electrode plate 25, acoustic perforations 31 are opened in order to pass vibration, and plural projections 36 are provided on a surface facing the... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100176822 - Nanowire sensor: An analyte sensing device is disclosed. In one aspect, the device includes at least one sensing module on a substrate. The sensing module has at least one nanowire including a bottom, an intermediate part and a top, the bottom being closer to the substrate than the top. The module has... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100176823 - Apparatus and method for detecting finger activity on a fingerprint sensor: An apparatus and method for detecting the presence of a finger on a fingerprint sensor is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including transmitting a probing signal, comprising a series of probing pulses, to a fingerprint sensing area. A response signal, comprising a series of response pulses, is... Agent: Stevens Law Group

20100176824 - Measuring apparatus and measuring method: A measuring unit applies a dc voltage causing an inversion layer to be formed on an interface between a semiconductor substrate and an insulating film to the semiconductor substrate while changing a change speed of a level of the dc voltage, and measures a current flowing through the insulating film.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100176825 - Tactile sensor for curved surface and manufacturing method thereof: A tactile sensor for curved surfaces applicable to objects with multi-dimensional curvature and a small radius of curvature and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The tactile sensor for curved surfaces includes a lower pattern including a plurality of lower polymer film layers spaced at specified intervals in a lower... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100176826 - Moisture sensor and method for measuring moisture of a gas-phase medium: The invention relates to a moisture sensor which comprises a receiving area on its surface for a moisture film, the layer thickness of which is dependent on the relative humidity in the surrounding of the receiving area. The moisture sensor has a signal source which is connected to at least... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100176827 - Substance detection sensor: A substance detection sensor includes an insulating layer; two electrodes spaced in opposed relation to each other on the insulating layer; and conductive layers formed between the two electrodes on the insulating layer so as to electrically connect the two electrodes, and of which a swelling ratio varies depending on... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100176829 - Probe and probe card: A probe comprises: contact parts to be electrically connected to input/output terminals of an IC device built in a semiconductor wafer under test; interconnect parts at the front ends of which the contact parts are provided; a plurality of beam parts on the top surface of which the interconnect parts... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100176830 - Relay circuit tester device: A circuit tester device for testing continuity and polarity of vehicle relay circuits may include a housing and a plug carried by the housing. The circuit tester device may also have a battery lead adapted to connect to a battery terminal, and a ground lead adapted to connect to a... Agent: L.c. Begin & Associates, PLLC Pmb 403

20100176828 - Reversible test probe and test probe tip: A reversible test probe and test probe tip. In one embodiment, a test probe tip is reversible relative to a test probe body. The reversible probe has a first probe tip at a first end and a second probe tip at a second end. The test probe body has an... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100176831 - Probe test card with flexible interconnect structure: A probe test card assembly for testing of a device under test includes a printed circuit board (PCB), a space transformer, a probe head structure and a flexible interconnect structure. The space transformer has a first plurality of electrical contacts disposed thereon for providing electrical connections with a plurality of... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20100176832 - Vertical guided layered probe: The present invention is a set of layered probes that make electrical contact to a device under test. The layered probes are disposed within openings of at least one guide plate. The guide plate surrounds the probes via the openings.... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20100176833 - Probe pin: There is provided a material having an excellent conductivity and oxidation resistance as well as a sufficient hardness for probe pins. The present invention provides a probe pin material including Au, Ag, Pd and Cu, wherein the concentration of Au is 40 to 55% by weight, the concentration of Ag... Agent: Roberts & Roberts, LLP Attorneys At Law

20100176834 - Cantilever microprobes for contacting electronic components and methods for making such probes: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to compliant probe structures for making temporary or permanent contact with electronic circuits and the like. In particular, embodiments are directed to various designs of cantilever-like probe structures. Some embodiments are directed to methods for fabricating such cantilever structures. In some embodiments, for example, cantilever... Agent: Microfabrica Inc

20100176835 - Test apparatus and transmission apparatus: A test apparatus for testing a device under test includes a test signal generating section that generates a test signal to be supplied to the device under test, a main driving section that outputs an output voltage determined in accordance with the test signal, to an input/output pin connected to... Agent: Masao Yoshimura

20100176838 - Semiconductor device and test method: A semiconductor device includes a first circuit block, a second circuit block, a first lead-out line coupled to the first circuit block, a second lead-out line coupled to the second circuit block, a first pad coupled to the first lead-out line, a second pad coupled to the second lead-out line,... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.

20100176837 - Ultra-thin organic tft chemical sensor, making thereof, and sensing method: An embodiment of the invention is an organic thin film transistor chemical sensor. The sensor includes a substrate. A gate electrode is isolated from drain and source electrodes by gate dielectric. An organic ultra-thin semiconductor thin film is arranged with respect to the gate, source and drain electrodes to act... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100176836 - Wafer level burn-in and electrical test system and method: A burn-in and electrical test system (20) includes a temperature controlled zone (22) and a cool zone (24) separated by a transition zone 25. The temperature controlled zone (22) is configured to receive a plurality of wafer cartridges (26) and connect the cartridges (26) to test electronics (28) and power... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100176839 - Power supply voltage monitoring circuit and electronic circuit including the power supply voltage monitoring circuit: Provided is a power supply voltage monitoring circuit (50) including: a signal output circuit (1) for outputting a signal voltage (Vsignal) which exhibits a saturation characteristic with respect to an increase in a power supply voltage (VDD); and a signal voltage monitoring circuit (4) for comparing the power supply voltage... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/seiko Instruments Inc.

07/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100171483 - Systems and methods for detecting anomalies in elongate members using electromagnetic back scatter: An anomaly on an elongate conductive member is detected by causing a source electromagnetic wave to propagate in a first direction along the elongate conductive member such that the source electromagnetic wave passes through the at least one anomaly. The anomaly causes a reflected electromagnetic wave to propagate in a... Agent: Schacht Law Office, Inc.

20100171485 - Method and apparatus for monitoring storm activity on the earth's surface in real time: The method comprises recording ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) electromagnetic field signals created by electrical spark discharges and induced in the Earth-ionosphere resonator that are subjected to spectral analysis based on ELF field resonance propagation models in the Earth-ionosphere cavity thanks to whose features, distance and intensity dependencies of electrical spark... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20100171484 - Test installation with a test bench and method for using such a test bench in said installation: A test installation provides for producing a residence that has a dwelling on the one hand and a test laboratory on the other. The dwelling and the laboratory are electrically powered by separate electric power supplies. The dwelling and the residence are linked to one another by sets of channels... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20100171486 - Efficient resistivity measurement method by multi-point simultaneous current transmission system using pseudo-noise signal waveform: To solve problems with conventional art, the present invention aims to significantly reduce measurement time for electrical resistivity profiling and logging without degrading the quality of the measurement by simultaneously transmitting a current from multiple points to underground and carrying out mathematic processing to calculate a potential obtained when a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100171487 - Electrosensing antibody-probe detection and measurement method: A method of electrosensing an antigen in a test sample using a sensor is disclosed. The sensor has two electrodes electrically disconnected and physically separated from each other and a layer of antibody immobilized on the surface of at least one of the electrodes. The antibody has specific binding reactivity... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100171488 - System and method for measuring alignment errors of axles: The invention concerns a system for measuring the alignment error of two axles provided with a first and a second coupling part by means of a biaxial orthogonal magnetic sensor system comprising a sensor and a magnet, wherein said sensor is designed to be placed on the first coupling part... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100171489 - Magnetic sensor: A magnetic sensor comprises a read head, a position identification scale and a motion identification scale. The read head is provided with a position sensing unit opposite the position identification scale, and a motion sensing unit opposite the motion identification scale. The read head is further provided with a signal... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20100171490 - Method for avoiding overloading of a shaft: The invention relates to a method for monitoring the bending of a shaft, particularly a shaft in a mixing kneader, the shaft having a bearing at least on one side. In a first step, the deviation of the shaft from the radial position is measured on at least one position... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100171491 - Eddy current sensors: An eddy current sensor for use as a dynamic proximity sensor, particularly for monitoring of blade tip timing and clearance in turbomachinery, has a common coil for use in both generating a magnetic field in a proximate region and detecting the effect of eddy currents generated by said field in... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100171492 - Degradation and integrity measuring device for absorbable metal implants: The present invention relates to a measuring device including a sensor catheter, an evaluation unit, and means for receiving a magnetic field and converting the magnetic field to an electrical measurement signal which are situated in the sensor catheter and connected to the evaluation unit. The evaluation unit is designed... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100171493 - Method and device for measuring thickness of a substrate: A gauge for measuring the thickness of a piece of steel or other ferromagnetic substrate. The gauge may be used to measure the wall thickness of tubing, a pipe, a shim, a plate, etc, given that it's made from a material that a magnet might be attracted to. The gauge... Agent: Zarian Midgley & Johnson PLLC

20100171494 - Method and apparatus for testing magnetoresistive effect element: A method for testing an MR element includes a step of obtaining a ferromagnetic resonance frequency f0 of the MR element to be tested by applying an external magnetic field in a track-width direction to the MR element, a step of calculating a stiffness magnetic field Hstiff from the obtained... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100171495 - Apparatus for carrying out dnp-nmr measurements with a compensation configuration and method for designing the compensation configuration: An apparatus for DNP-NMR measurement on a sample (P), with a magnet configuration (M) for producing a magnetic field in a first working volume (V1), wherein the magnet configuration (M) produces a stray field in a second working volume (V2) in the direction of an axis (z) with a magnetic... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20100171496 - Higher-order generalized series parallel imaging method for acquiring high spatio-temporal resolution functional magnetic resonance images: Disclosed area high-order generalized series parallel imaging method for acquiring high spatio-temporal resolution functional magnetic resonance images and a sampling method. The higher-order generalized series parallel imaging method for acquiring high spatio-temporal resolution functional magnetic resonance images includes: performing sampling of an input image in k-space; applying a high-order generalized... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.

20100171497 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a scan execution unit configured to execute a regular scan in which a navigator sequence for generating a magnetic resonance signal in a navigator area containing a region of interest moving with a biological movement of a subject and an imaging sequence for generating... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100171498 - Magnetic resonance method and apparatus to reduce distortions in diffusion imaging: In a method and magnetic resonance (MR) system for correction of image distortions that occur in acquisitions of diffusion-weighted MR images of an examination subject a first adjustment measurement with a first diffusion weighting is implemented, a second adjustment measurement with a second diffusion weighting is implemented and correction parameters... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100171500 - Dedicated system for msk joint imaging: A system and method are presented that facilitate imaging of the joints of the upper and lower extremities including, for example, the hip and shoulder as well as sections of the spine, among others. One embodiment of the invention includes a short bore cylindrical magnet with an imaging volume smaller... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100171499 - Rf based spatially selective excitation in mri: Herein a method for slice selection is provided in an MRI process, the method involves controlling a transmit array by adding low flip angle RF pulses interspersed between refocusing pulses that are used to move a k-space weighting function with respect to one or more B 1 fields used to... Agent: National Research Council Of Canada

20100171501 - Providing a tow cable having plural electromagnetic receivers and one or more electromagnetic sources: To perform marine electromagnetic (EM) surveying of a subterranean structure, a marine cable system is provided including a tow cable, a plurality of electromagnetic (EM) sources coupled to the tow cable, and a plurality of EM receivers coupled to the tow cable. The system is configured for deployment in a... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C. Kevin Mcenaney,IPDept

20100171502 - Battery state monitoring circuitry with low power consumption during a stand-by-state of a battery pack: A battery pack including at least one battery cell, a switch, and battery state monitoring circuitry. The battery state monitoring circuitry may be configured to control an ON resistance of the switch to a first ON resistance when the switch is ON and the battery pack is in a stand-by-state... Agent: O2m/gtpp

20100171503 - State of charge calculator for multi-cell energy storage system having cell balancing: An arrangement for monitoring the current or state of charge (SOC) of an energy system (230) having one or more series-connected strings (S1, S2, . . . Sn) of battery cells (C1, C2, . . . Cn). The battery cells each have respective dissipative devices (D1, D2, . . .... Agent: Stephen A. Schneeberger

20100171504 - Dose profile measurement system for clinical proton fields: A beam profile measurement detector is a tool to efficiently verify dose distributions created with active methods of a clinical proton beam delivery. A Multi-Pad Ionization Chamber (MPIC) has 128 ionization chambers arranged in one plane and measure lateral profiles in fields up to 38 cm in diameter. The MPIC... Agent: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20100171506 - Explosion-proof detector assembly for a flame ionization detector (fid): An explosion-proof detector assembly for a flame ionization detector (FID) including an explosion-proof detector assembly enclosure configured to house the FID therein. A vent assembly coupled to the assembly enclosure includes a sintered metal frit configured to allow exhaust generated by the FID to vent from the detector assembly enclosure.... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20100171505 - Supplemental air system for a portable, instrinsically safe, flame ionization detector (fid) device: A supplemental air system for a portable, intrinsically safe (IS), flame ionization detector (FID) device includes a portable, intrinsically safe, FID device and a supplemental air system coupled to the FID device configured to store compressed air and deliver a flow of regulated air to the FID device as needed.... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20100171509 - Chip testing circuit: The invention discloses a chip testing circuit that increases the testing throughput. The chip testing circuit uses a multiplexer to switch the connection of the data compressing circuit between data compressing base units which compress 4 XIOs, so as to obtain a multiplexer of testing data by one single interface... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100171508 - In-circuit test assembly: A test assembly that may provide access to signals of a circuit that includes an integrated circuit. The test assembly may include structural members that limit movement of components relative to each other.... Agent: Patentforge

20100171507 - Method of testing display panel: A method of testing the display panel is provided. a display panel is provided, wherein the display panel has shorting bars and testing pads in a first peripheral area, and IC pads in a second peripheral area. A first stage test is performed to input a common voltage signal and... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100171510 - Testing apparatus and testing method: A testing apparatus and a testing method are described and shown in the specification and drawing. The testing apparatus includes in-circuit testing equipment and a converter. The converter electrically connects an electric circuit and the in-circuit testing equipment. The in-circuit testing equipment includes an in-circuit testing module, a test instruction... Agent: Brian M. Mcinnis

20100171511 - Motor insulation deterioration detection device: Disclosed is an insulation deterioration detection device that can accurately detect insulation deterioration in multiple motors by a simple circuit configuration. When detecting insulation deterioration, one end A of a smoothing capacitor is connected via a first switch to ground, and the other end B is connected via a second... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100171512 - Self-testing, monitoring and diagnostics in grouped circuitry modules: An electrical test system for providing a power source to each of a plurality of electrical components under electrical test includes a grouped circuitry module. The grouped circuitry module includes a plurality of individually-programmable power sources, each coupled to an output channel, a controller configured to program each of the... Agent: Electro Scientific Industries Inc. C/o Young Basile Hanlon & Macfarlane, P.C.

20100171513 - Wood kiln moisture measurement calibration and metering methods: A moisture metering calibration method and system for, e.g., determining the moisture lumber within a lumber drying kiln is disclosed. Calibration of moisture indicative electrical signals obtained from, e.g., moisture sensing capacitive plates spaced apart within a stack of drying lumber is performed, wherein long lengths (e.g., up to 1000... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100171514 - Mems dosimeter: In various embodiments, a dosimeter is employed to passively record a peak pressure (e.g., a peak blast pressure) and/or a maximum acceleration experienced by the dosimeter.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100171515 - Occupant detection system: An occupant detection system is a part of a vehicle occupant protection system. The vehicle occupant protection system is enabled to be activated when the occupant detection system determines an ON state indicative of existence of an occupant on a seat. The vehicle occupant protection system is disabled to be... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100171516 - Apparatus for measuring variations of extra-cellular membrane potential with microelectrodes: An apparatus includes a substrate plate (12), a set (16) of microelectrodes arranged on the upper face (14) of the substrate plate (12) and a tank (24) which is capable of containing living cells and an perfusion liquid, and which includes a vertical cylindrical lateral skirt (36) which is open... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100171517 - Impedance measurement method and impedance measurement device: An impedance measurement method for circuits that has multiple power supply ports and a common ground shared by the multiple power supply ports, that includes finding multiple mutual impedances; finding approximate values for the ground impedance from the multiple mutual impedances; calculating multiple power supply port impedances from the approximate... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100171518 - Method and apparatus for non-destructive detection of defects in composite laminate structures: The present invention provides a probe apparatus and method as described below for use as a non-destructive testing (NDT) device to detect and locate structural flaws in a composite laminate. In preferred embodiments, the method includes measuring effective thermal conductivity (Ke) of the laminate using one contact surface, non-invasively. The... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20100171519 - Probe and probe card for integrated circuit devices using the same: A vertical probe comprises a linear body, a tip portion connected to one side of the linear body, and at least one slot positioned on the linear body. In particular, the vertical probe includes a depressed structure having a plurality of slots positioned on the linear body in parallel and... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100171520 - Flat-panel display having test architecture: A flat-panel display having simplified test architecture is disclosed for reducing substrate border area. The flat-panel display includes a plurality of data lines, a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of first conductive lines, a plurality of first one-way switching units, a plurality of second one-way switching units, a plurality... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

07/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100164473 - Meter phase identification: A multi-phase electrical power distribution network includes a substation; a signal generator for providing a different signal on each of a plurality of phases leaving the substation; and a signal discriminator for detecting each of the different signals at a consumer of the electrical power.... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick

20100164474 - Immersion sensor to protect battery: A system for detecting liquid on a battery or on an electronic device connected with the battery is presented. The battery has an electrical contact for transferring current from the battery to the electronic device. The system includes a sensor for detecting liquid on the battery or on the electronic... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100164475 - Device and method for measuring the frequency of a signal coded modulated carrier signal: A device (10) for measuring a frequency of an input signal (IN) that is expected to comprise a carrier signal (CS) either being unmodulated (CSU) or being modulated (CSM) according to a predefined signal coding comprises: means (9) for generating a measurement period (MP), an input signal counter (2) which... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100164476 - On-die signal timing measurement: In one embodiment, a timing relationship between two signals on an integrated circuit is measured using a ring oscillator on the die of the integrated circuit. The measured time difference is outputted in a digital form. A delay line coupled to the ring oscillator may be used to reduce uncertainty... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Int77

20100164477 - High speed voltage regulator with integrated loseless current sensing: In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes a high-speed multi-phase voltage regulator (VR) capable of sensing load current. For each phase leg, the VR includes a current mirror to mirror current in switching elements, a current sense to sense high side current in the current mirror, and a I-V... Agent: Ryder, Lu, Mazzeo And Konieczny, LLC C/o Cpa Global

20100164478 - Cloth for electric device: Cloth in which fibers include conductive polymer fibers in order to provide a sensor and an actuator, which use cloth including excellent sensing function and actuation function.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100164479 - Portable electronic device having self-calibrating proximity sensors: A method of a portable electronic device for self-calibration of a proximity sensor. A background measurement is obtained by the proximity sensor and a detection threshold of the proximity sensor is adjusted based on the background measurement. The background measurement is a measure of a received signal when no signal... Agent: Motorola Inc

20100164481 - Method for measuring transconductance: A method for measuring transconductance of an oscillating circuit is provided. The oscillating circuit includes an inverter. When an input terminal and an output terminal of the inverter are floated, the bias voltage of the inverter is obtained by measuring the output terminal thereof. Based on floating the input terminal... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100164480 - Voltage detection device and voltage detection method: A voltage detection device that is connected to a DC circuit to which a DC voltage is applied and that detects the DC voltage applied to the DC circuit comprises a voltage conversion means for outputting a first voltage that increases as the DC voltage increases and a second voltage... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100164482 - Centering device for electronic components, particularly ics: A centering device for electronic components, particularly for ICs, has at least one centering unit comprising two L-shaped centering elements and two coupling elements. The centering elements and coupling elements are hinged together such that a pivoting movement of the coupling elements is forcibly coupled to a parallel displacement of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100164484 - Position detection system and position detection method: The position or the direction of a first marker which produces an alternating magnetic field by means of an external power supply is detected precisely even if the first marker coexists with a second marker which includes a resonance circuit having a resonance frequency the same as or close to... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100164483 - Hall element and magnetic sensor: A Hall element is provided which has a high sensitivity and contributes to an improvement in S/N ratio per current by using a low-concentration n-well within a suitable range. The Hall element includes a p-type semiconductor substrate layer 21 of p-type silicon, and an n-type impurity region 22 located in... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100164485 - Noncontact position sensor: A non-contact position sensor includes a magnet, first to third magnetoresistive elements arranged on a line extending in a predetermined direction on a pole surface of the magnet with predetermined intervals, and an object made of magnetic material displaceable in the predetermined direction. The first to third magnetoresistive elements are... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100164486 - Detecting device of the angular position of a rotating member of an electric household appliance, in particular the drum of a washing machine: A detecting device for detecting the angular position of an electric household appliance rotating member, typically the drum of a washing machine, including generating means of a magnetic field arrangeable in a fixed position with respect to the rotating member, e.g. carried by the frame of the electric household appliance;... Agent: Lowe, Hauptman, Ham & Berner, LLP (itw)

20100164487 - Method for ultra-fast controlling of a magnetic cell and related devices: The present invention relates to a device and corresponding method for ultrafast controlling of the magnetization of a magnetic element. A device (100) includes a surface acoustic wave generating means (102), a transport layer (104), which is typically functionally and partially structurally comprised in said SAW generating means (102), and... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100164488 - Electromagnetic piezoelectric acoustic sensor: Provided is a remote sensing apparatus comprising: (a) an electromagnetic field detector and (b) an acoustic resonator comprising an electromagnetic field generator and a sensing material in wireless communication with the generator; wherein the sensing material is in wireless communication with the detector, and an acoustic property of the sensing... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100164489 - System for detecting nanoparticles using modulated surface plasmon resonance: A method and system for detecting magnetic nanoparticles include measuring a magneto-optical enhancement of the plasmon absorption in the optical response.... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20100164490 - Device based on a magneto-resistive mixed sensor without low frequency noise and associated method: A device comprises a mixed sensor design with at least one superconducting loop (1) containing at least one constriction (3) and a magneto-resistive element (2) located next to the constriction (3). The device contains at least one heating element (5) that allows switching at sufficiently high frequency of at least... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100164491 - Magnetic field sensor for measuring a direction of a magnetic field in a plane: A magnetic field sensor for measuring a direction of a magnetic field in a plane comprises a sensing structure comprising a ring-shaped well, a plurality of contacts of equal size placed at equal distance from each other along the ring-shaped well, and an electronic circuit comprising a plurality of electronic... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100164492 - Shielded multix coil array for parallel high field mri: A coil arrangement (32) comprises individual coil segments (381, 382, . . . , 38n) disposed adjacently one another adjacent an examination field (14). At least one radio frequency shield (40) is associated with the coil segments (381, 382, . . . , 38n). The radio frequency shield (40) has... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100164495 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method for correcting error due to gradient magnetic field: In a non-cartesian sampling method, in order to reduce an artifact on an image caused by an error of a gradient magnetic field, data for correcting the error caused by the gradient magnetic field are obtained when data used for image reconstruction are obtained, and the data used for the... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100164493 - Method and device for suppressing motion artifacts in magnetic resonance imaging: In a method and device for suppressing residual motion artifacts, k-space is divided into a snapshot segment, an alternate sampling segment and a high frequency segment in a phase encoding direction; then phase encoding lines are respectively sampled within each of the segments; and a magnetic resonance image is reconstructed... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100164496 - System and methods for active suppression of superior tagging in flow-sensitive alternating inversion recovery: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for suppression of venous artifacts from superior tagging in flow-sensitive alternating inversion recovery. The systems may include an image capture device and a controller. The controller may be configured to cause the image capture device to perform a labeling experiment, capture a first image of a... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100164494 - Transmit profile control in mri: An apparatus for imaging includes: a main magnet to generate a substantially uniform main B0 magnetic field through an examination region; and a coil system including a first coil layer and a second coil layer disposed substantially parallel to the first coil layer with a defined air gap in a... Agent: National Institutes Of Health C/o Venable LLP

20100164497 - Pre-adjustable smd coils for high currents: In a device and method to install a coil in a circuit, the coil is installed on a substrate and the inductance value of the coil installed on the substrate is adjusted with a test circuit board. The substrate is then installed in the circuit. This enables an efficient installation... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100164498 - Integrated-circuit low-noise amplifier: It is proposed herein to improve the specifications of a low-noise amplifier (LNA) by integrating it in a chip. In order to cover a range of operating frequencies using a single chip, the integrated-circuit amplifier proposed herein comprises an input port configured to receive a magnetic resonance (MR) signal from... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100164499 - Apparatus for and method of detecting a conductive object: The invention relates to an apparatus for detecting a conductive object (5). The apparatus comprises at least one transmitting device (2), which is operative to generate a first changing magnetic flux (11, 12), and at least one receiving device (10), which is operative, in use, to receive a second changing... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100164500 - Method for quantitative separation of electromagnetic induction and induced polarization effects: The invention relates to the field of electrical exploration and to the methods of determination of subterranean formations properties by means of electric parameters of subterranean formations measuring and separating of the parameters measured. The invention can be applied both in surface and marine electrical exploration using controlled sources of... Agent: Legeydo, Petr Yuryevich, Et Al.

20100164501 - Alternating current switch device and method for the monitoring or diagnosis of the operability of an alternating current switch device: The invention relates to an alternating current switch device for the optional closure and opening of at least one electrically conducting connection, wherein this alternating current switch device has at least two parallel connected branches (10, 12, 14) for a flow of current in each case and wherein multiple switches... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100164502 - Cold cathode ionization vacuum gauge with trigger plate: To provide a cold cathode ionization vacuum gauge that does not have a complicated structure and can induce discharge in a short time even after the cold cathode ionization vacuum gauge is used for a long time. A cold cathode ionization vacuum gauge has a rod-like anode 2, a measuring... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100164503 - Directional zone select interlock method: An improved method to detect and locate electrical faults is provided. A method of operating a circuit breaker in an electrical circuit configured with at least one of a first main circuit breaker at a first layer of circuit protection having a first direction of current flow, and at least... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100164504 - Passive intermodulation (pim) distance to fault analyzer with selectable harmonic level: A distance to PIM measurement circuit is made using a device such as an AWS transceiver that has separate transmit and receive bands. With a typical AWS transceiver placed in close proximity to a PCS transceiver, the AWS device will include a band reject filter to eliminate interference from the... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20100164505 - Cable diagnostics for base-t systems: An apparatus and method for cable diagnostics is disclosed for deployment as part of an Ethernet communication system to conduct diagnostics. The system transmits one or more pulses which are Ethernet compatible and of finite duration. Reflections are detected and through processing and measurement of the amplitude and round-trip delay... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.

20100164507 - Digital fault detection circuit and method: Some embodiments show a digital fault detection circuit with an input circuit comprising an input and at least one output, wherein a first signal state at the input causes a predetermined signal state at the output and a second signal state at the input leaves the output floating. Moreover the... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100164506 - Method for testing an electronics unit: A method for testing an electronics unit, especially an electronics unit of an apparatus for ascertaining and/or monitoring a process variable, wherein the electronics unit has a plurality of electrical components. At least a part of the electrical components is grouped into at least one group, and this group is... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100164508 - System and method for test structure on a wafer: System and method for test structure on a wafer. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides a test structure for testing a chip. For example, the test structure and the chip are manufactured on a same substrate material and the testing being conducted is in a temperature-controlled environment. The... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100164509 - Detecting system for detecting connection of connectors and connector assemblies having same: A detecting system for detecting the connection of two connectors includes a number of first and second linking lines. The detecting system includes a number of first detection switches, a number of pull-down resistors, a number of second detection switches, a number of pull-up resistors, and a detection module. Each... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100164510 - Liquid tim dispense and removal method and assembly: In some embodiments, a liquid TIM dispense and removal method and assembly is presented. In this regard, a method is introduced including loading an absorbent material of a thermal control unit with a liquid thermal interface material (TIM), pressing the absorbent material against an integrated circuit device causing the liquid... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20100164511 - Diagnosing an electronic sensor: The apparatus (1) for checking the operational condition of an electronic sensor element (3) which measures a physical quantity comprises testing means for providing a test deflection, corresponding to a specific change in the measured physical quantity, in the measurement signal produced by the sensor element and by a measuring... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100164512 - Process and device for differentiating objects influencing an electromagnetic alternating field, in particular metal objects: The invention relates to a method for differentiating conductive and/or ferromagnetic objects (O) in a material stream (2), comprising the generation of an electromagnetic alternating field by means of exciting a coil (S) having a sinusoidal voltage (ue(t)) of a constant frequency (fM), the detection of an impedance change of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100164513 - non-destructive on-line method for measuring predetermined physical, electrochemical, chemical or biological state transformation of a substance and a system thereof: The present invention discloses a non-destructive on-line method and a system for measuring predetermined physical, electrochemical, chemical and/or biological (PPECB) state transformation of a substance. The method comprises steps selected inter alia from (a) obtaining a non-destructive resonance system (NDRS); (b) determining a resonance frequency characterizing the substance; (c) scanning... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100164515 - Method and system for measuring water hardness: Prior to adding detergent or chelant, the conductivity of water in a washing chamber is measured. The maximum concentration of hard water ions that could correspond to the measured conductivity is determined, i.e., it is assumed that all of the conductivity is from calcium and/or magnesium ions in the water... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)

20100164514 - Salinity independent multiphase measurements: Method and device for measuring the content of a fluid flow, the fluid containing a combination of at least two of gas, oil and/or water. The method comprising the steps of: —repeatedly measuring the electrical properties of a cross section of the fluid and detecting time sequences identified by low... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100164516 - Method for extending the diagnostic capability of current regulators: A method and a device for monitoring at least one output stage for an inductive load using a current regulator and an analysis device are described. A short circuit to a power supply or to ground is detected by comparing at least one current value in a switching phase of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100164517 - Conductive film structure, fabrication method thereof, and conductive film type probe device for ics: A method for forming a conductive film structure is provided, which includes: providing an insulating substrate having a surface; forming a plurality of trenches in the surface of the insulating substrate, wherein the trenches are extended substantially parallel to each other; disposing the insulating substrate into a plating solution and... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100164520 - Method and apparatus for testing integrated circuit: An embodiment of a method for testing an integrated circuit comprises a first step for determining at least one of a group selected from whether or not the chuck top receiving the integrated circuit exists near a probe card which transmits and receives electrical signals to and from the integrated... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100164521 - Parametric testline with increased test pattern areas: An integrated circuit parametric testline providing increased test pattern areas is disclosed. The testline comprises a dielectric layer over a substrate, a plurality of probe pads over the dielectric layer, and a first device under test (DUT) formed in the testline in a space underlying the probe pads. The testline... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20100164518 - Probe card: A probe card is provided that is capable of accurately ensuring the flatness and the parallelism with respect to a predetermined reference surface. A point (Q) of application of force applied from a leaf spring (17) that presses a portion near an edge portion of a surface of a probe... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100164519 - Testing of electronic circuits using an active probe integrated circuit: A method and apparatus are provided for transmission/reception of signals between automatic test equipment (ATE) and a device under test (DUT). A probe card has a plurality of associated proximate active probe integrated circuits (APIC) connected to a plurality of probes. Each APIC interfaces with one or more test interface... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20100164522 - Signal testing apparatus: A signal testing apparatus includes a number of first switches, a second switch, and a testing terminal. Each first switch includes a static contact, a first dynamic contact, and a second dynamic contact. The second switch includes a static contact and a number of dynamic contacts. When the static contact... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100164523 - System for testing connections of two connectors: A system for testing connections of two connectors, each of which includes a pair of verification pins and a number of signal pins, includes a verification testing module, a controlling module, a signal testing module, and a reporting module. The verification testing module is configured for detecting whether each pair... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100164524 - Zif connectors and semiconductor testing device and system using the same: A ZIF connector, a semiconductor testing device using the ZIF connectors, and a semiconductor testing system using the ZIF connectors are proposed. The ZIF connector comprises a body portion and a clamping portion. The body portion is a print circuit board provided with circuit patterns, and further comprises a plurality... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20100164525 - Test socket, test apparatus with test socket: A test socket is provided that includes a socket body to receive an object to be tested, a lid disposed on the socket body, one or more pushers coupled to a first surface of lid to apply force to a first surface of the object toward the socket body, and... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100164526 - mems probe for probe cards for integrated circuits: A MEMS probe adapted to contact a corresponding terminal of an integrated circuit, integrated on at least one chip of a semiconductor material wafer during a test phase of the wafer is provided. The probe includes a support structure comprising a first access terminal and a second access terminal; the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100164527 - Test module with blocks of universal and specific resources: A test module for a test apparatus for testing a device under test, the test module being adapted for performing a specific test function and having a universal section adapted to provide test resources being unspecific with regard to the test function of the test module, the universal section having... Agent: Gregory W. Osterloth Holland & Hart, LLP

20100164530 - Adjusting configuration of a multiple gate transistor by controlling individual fins: In a sophisticated semiconductor device, FINFET elements may be provided with individually accessible semiconductor fins which may be connected to a controllable inter-connect structure for appropriately adjusting the transistor configuration, for instance with respect to current drive capability, replacing defective semiconductor fins and the like. Consequently, different transistor configurations may... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson

20100164528 - Methods and apparatus to test electronic devices: Methods and apparatus to test electronic devices are disclosed. An example method includes setting a first controlled switch to prevent a current detect signal from tripping an overcurrent protection event controlling an operation of the device; setting a second controlled switch to route a first sensed voltage associated with the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100164529 - Semiconductor device test system: A test system for semiconductor devices including a tester, a test station, a first controller, and one or more second controllers, is disclosed. The tester handles operations of the test system. The test station, coupled to the tester, receives test information from the tester via a transmission path, where the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100164531 - Tunable stress technique for reliability degradation measurement: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for examining how reliability in an RF power amplifier circuit changes as a function of variation of the input to output voltage swings. Two output transistors that varying greatly in the size of their respective channel widths are provided for independently evaluating impacts on the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100164532 - Apparatus and method for measuring characteristics of semiconductor device: An apparatus and method for measuring the characteristics of a semiconductor device is disclosed. The measuring apparatus may include first to M-th (wherein M is a positive integer not less than 1) starved devices each being biased in response to a bias voltage varying in accordance with a variable first... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC

20100164533 - Method and apparatus for evaluating the effects of stress on an rf oscillator: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for evaluating degradation of a transistor in a cross coupled pair of an RF oscillator independently. A MOS device can be coupled between a separated center-tap inductor. By appropriately sizing the MOS device and turning the MOS device on during operation of RF oscillator, a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100164534 - Radiation sensor and dosimeter: A semiconductor radiation sensor (100), comprising a substrate (102), a carrier material (104) mounted to the substrate (102), and a semiconductor detector (106) mounted to the carrier material (104). A radiation sensitive portion of the semiconductor detector (106) is oriented towards the carrier material (104) and generally away from the... Agent: Strasburger & Price, LLP Attn:IPSection

20100164535 - Semiconductor device and semiconductor testing method: Using a scan test system, a power supply wiring (401) for flip-flops (300) and a power supply wiring (403) for a combinational circuit (307) are separated from each other, and an output of each flip-flop (300) is separated to an output terminal (306) to a scan chain and an output... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

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