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Electricity: measuring and testing August inventions list 08/10

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08/26/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100213922 - Electromagnetic bath level measurement for pyrometallurgical furnances: In a first aspect, some embodiments of the invention provide a system for measuring the level of a plurality of phases of a conductive or semi-conductive mixture in a vessel, the system comprising: a vessel configured to hold a conductive or semi-conductive mixture including a plurality of phases, the vessel... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20100213923 - Process for measuring peak values and power of an audio frequency signal:

20100213924 - Measuring apparatus, testing apparatus and measuring method: Provided is a measurement apparatus that measures a characteristic of a filter, comprising a first transmission line that has the filter connected therein, the first transmission line receiving a multi-tone signal having signal components at a plurality of frequencies from an input end thereof, passing the multi-tone signal through the... Agent: Masao Yoshimura

20100213925 - Advanced real-time grid monitoring system and method: This invention deals with an advanced Real-time Grid Monitoring System (RTGMS) suitable for both single-phase and three-phase electric power systems. This invention provides an essential signal processing block to be used as a part of complex systems either focused on supervising and diagnosing power systems or devoted to control power... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100213926 - Apparatus and method for voltage sensing in electrical metering systems: A voltage isolation circuit. The input voltage Vin is connected to a primary winding of a transformer T1 through a current limiting resistor R1. R1 is preferably sized such that the current flow in the primary at nominal input voltage is approximately 1 milliamp. Transformer T1 is wound as a... Agent: Schneider Electric / Square D Company Legal Dept. - I.p. Group (np)

20100213928 - Method and apparatus for detecting rotational movement of a piston rod: A piston rod position sensing system includes a cylinder and a piston rod arranged in the cylinder for movement with respect thereto. A magnetically hard layer is formed on the piston rod to provide a recording medium. A magnetic pattern is recorded in the magnetically hard layer. The magnetic pattern... Agent: Guerin & Rodriguez, LLP

20100213929 - Rotor blade sensor: A rotor blade sensor for detecting a rotor blade (430) comprising an electrical oscillator arranged to generate an oscillating signal. An antenna (300) includes a coil (100) having one or two winding layers coupled to the electrical oscillator. The antenna (300) may instead or as well include a coil (100)... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100213930 - Integrated micro actuator and lvdt for high precision position measurements: A single housing with a non-ferromagnetic piezo-driven flexure has primary and secondary coil forms of different diameters, one coaxially inside the other, integrated in the flexure. The cylinders defining the planes of the primary and secondaries do not spatially overlap. The secondary coil forms may be wound in opposite directions... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc

20100213927 - Absolute magnetic position encoder: An absolute magnetic position encoder includes a magnet carrier (2) which is fixedly connected to a body to be monitored and carries permanent magnets (5) which are spaced in the direction of motion and which in paired relationship form magnet segments, by the counting and resolution of which the position... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100213931 - Device for detecting breakage of open/close type window glass: A breakage detection device for detecting breakage of a window glass capable of opening and closing an opening of a vehicle is provided. The breakage detection device includes a clip, a magnetic sensor, a detection unit, and a determination unit. The clip is arranged at an end portion of the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100213932 - Magnetic sensor circuit: Provided is a magnetic sensor circuit capable of a low-voltage operation, which comprises a Hall element and a magnetic offset cancellation circuit for the Hall element. In the magnetic sensor circuit using the Hall element, at the time of turning on transmission gates for switching connections between input terminals of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/seiko Instruments Inc.

20100213934 - High magnetic moment particle detection: A device includes a sensor surface and a pair of electrodes. The sensor surface includes a first conductive layer separated from a second conductive layer by an intermediary layer, a magnetization direction of the first conductive layer and a magnetization direction of the second conductive layer having a ground state... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100213933 - Magnetic field sensing device: A magnetic field sensing device for determining the strength of a magnetic field, includes four magnetic tunnel junction elements or element arrays (100) configured as a bridge (200). A current source is coupled to a current line (116) disposed near each of the four magnetic tunnel junction elements (100) for... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20100213935 - Magnetic detection element and detection method: A magnetic detection element, comprises a core composed of a soft magnetic material, a detecting coil for detecting a magnetic field applied to the core, and an exciting coil for applying an alternating magnetic field to the core, wherein the surface of the core is divided into a first region... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100213936 - Mri spatial encoding using hypercomplex numbers: The disclosure relates to a method of processing a complex signal comprising acquisition of a signal in the form of complex numbers; determination on the basis of the complex signal acquired of the associated hypercomplex components, said components corresponding to at least derivatives with respect to time of the phase... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100213937 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method: e

20100213939 - Remote body arrays for high-performance magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy: In a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method, radio frequency signals are radiated into an examination subject and/or received from the examination subject by an array of radio frequency coils that completely encircles the examination subject, and that is located at a distance from the examination subject out of contact... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100213938 - Simultaneous acquisitions of spin- and stimulated-echo planar imaging: The disclosure provides echo planar imaging (EPI) based single-shot imaging techniques for acquiring spin-EPI (SEPI) and stimulated-EPI after a single RF excitation. In certain embodiments, the SEPI and STEPI acquired in a singleshot are used to compute a T1 map in realtime, which can be used for realtime monitoring of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100213940 - Magnetic field gradient generating system and method for reducing the noise level in nmr/mri experiments: A magnetic field gradient generating system for a NMR system, includes at least one set of gradient coils, preferably arranged according to three axes of a spatial referential system, and a controlled power supplying unit for the gradient coils, the power supplying unit including, for each gradient coil, a converter/amplifier... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100213941 - Stripline antenna and antenna array for a magnetic resonance device: An antenna (100) for a magnetic resonance device has a predetermined sensitivity and is designed to excite and/or detect a magnetic resonance in an object under test. The antenna (100) includes a stripline resonator (10) that is equipped with at least one stripline (11), and a conductor loop arrangement (20)... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100213942 - Wired pipe with wireless joint transceiver: A wireless transceiver for transmitting data across a pipe joint is described herein. At least some illustrative embodiments include a wireless communication apparatus including a housing configured to be positioned inside/proximate of/to an end of a drill pipe. The housing includes an antenna with at least one RF signal propagation... Agent: (weatherford) Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP

20100213943 - Method for accentuating signal from ahead of the bit: A method for estimating a property of a portion of an earth formation ahead of a borehole penetrating the formation, the method includes: conveying a logging tool through the borehole; receiving one or more first signals from a previous depth of the logging tool; constructing a model of the earth... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated

20100213944 - Diagnosis device, diagnosis method, and lamp ballast circuit using the same: The present invention relates a diagnosis device for detecting an end of lamp life of a lamp, a diagnosis method, and a lamp ballast circuit using the same. The diagnosis device generates a reference lamp voltage by adding a predetermined reference voltage to a distributed voltage corresponding to a lamp... Agent: Okamoto & Benedicto, LLP

20100213945 - System and method of monitoring an electronic discharge device in an air purification system: A method and system of remotely monitoring an operational status of electronic discharge devices in an air purification system senses emitted radiation at a location proximate the air purification system, alone or in combination with a determination of an amount of time remaining in an operational lifetime of the electronic... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20100213946 - Method of estimation of the state of charge of a lead-acid battery: The method of estimation of the state of charge of a lead acid battery comprises measuring the open circuit voltage difference between an integrated liquid junction reference electrode and a negative battery terminal during at least one cut-off period. It further comprises determination of the sign of the current though... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100213947 - Battery assembly with enhanced properties: A battery assembly for use in an aircraft. The battery assembly may include a battery and a circuit configured to monitor the battery in situ. The circuit may include at least one sensor positioned to sense at least one property of the battery and a processor in communication with the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100213948 - Method and apparatus for diagnosing a motor control circuit in a hybrid vehicle: A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) has an algorithm for executing a method for diagnosing a high-voltage (HV) fault condition aboard the HEV. The HEV includes a high-voltage (HV) battery, an auxiliary power module (APM), a power inverter module (PIM), and a three-phase motor/generator unit (MGU). A controller executes the method... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC

20100213949 - Electrical interconnect status monitoring system: Disclosed are advances in the arts with novel methods and apparatus for detecting faulty connections in an electrical system. Exemplary preferred embodiments include basic, ASIC, AC, DC, and RF monitoring techniques and systems for monitoring signals at one or more device loads and analyzing the monitored signals for determining fault... Agent: Michael T. Konczal, Patent Attorney

20100213950 - System in package batch test method and batch test system thereof: A system in package (SIP) batch test method and an SIP batch test system are applicable to an unpartitioned circuit module having a plurality of devices under test (DUTs). The circuit module is loaded in a loading module of the batch test system after probing test and molding operations. A... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100213951 - Method and system for detection of tampering related to reverse engineering: A sensor system for protecting products and technology from reverse engineering by detecting attempts to probe electronic circuitry includes a sensor electrically linked to electronic circuitry. The sensor detects interaction of probe devices with the electronic circuitry for the purpose of reverse engineering the electronic circuitry. The sensor includes an... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC

20100213952 - Methods and apparatuses for determining charging current in electrical power systems: A method and apparatus are disclosed for determining a system charging current in an electrical power system having three phases, a ground, a neutral, and a neutral resistor electrically coupling the neutral to the ground. The method comprises: measuring a line voltage of each phase; measuring a line-to-neutral voltage of... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100213953 - Methods and apparatus relating to fluidised beds: A method and apparatus for producing particle density map images of fluidised particles by electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) in a fluidised bed apparatus allows for measuring online the liquid content of fluidised particles during the fluidisation process and for recalibration of the fluidised particle permittivity during fluidisation, allowing for online... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP

20100213954 - Carbon nanotube array sensor: A carbon nanotube array sensor includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a carbon nanotube array, at least one first conductive metal layer, at least one second conductive metal layer, a first metallophilic layer, and a second metallophilic layer. The carbon nanotube array is located between the first and second... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100213955 - Method and device for monitoring and detecting the coating defects of underground or underwater pipelines: The invention relates to a method and device for monitoring and detecting coating defects (6) in a defined section of a coated underground or underwater pipeline (1) which is provided with a monitoring unit (2) fixedly mounted by sections and at the ends of the respective section. The inventive method... Agent: Charles Muserlain

20100213957 - Apparatus for testing electronic devices: An apparatus is described for burn-in and/or functional testing of microelectronic circuits of unsingulated wafers. A large number of power, ground, and signal connections can be made to a large number of contacts on a wafer. The apparatus has a cartridge that allows for fanning-in of electric paths. A distribution... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100213956 - Probe for current test, probe assembly and production method thereof: A probe for current test comprising: a probe body having a plate-like connection portion whose end face becomes a connection face to a probe board; a solder layer formed on at least one side face of said connection portion; and a guide portion formed on the connection portion, penetrating the... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20100213960 - Probe card test apparatus and method: A probe card analyzer mounts on a probe card in a wafer prober and a use a fixture in the wafer probe and switch electronics in place of an ATE head. Methods of testing can confirm that probe cards are operating within their specifications over large temperature ranges and the... Agent: Patent Law Offices Of David Millers

20100213958 - Systems and methods for providing a system-on-a-substrate: This relates to systems and methods for providing a system-on-a-substrate. In some embodiments, the necessary components for an entire system (e.g., a processor, memory, accelerometers, I/O circuitry, or any other suitable components) can be fabricated on a single microchip in “bare die” form. The die can, for example, be coupled... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20100213959 - Test section unit, test head and electronic device testing apparatus: A test section unit provided to a test head body includes a plurality of sockets to be attached with electronic devices to be tested and a performance board as a main substrate. All of the sockets are provided with the performance board without an intervening a socket board.... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100213961 - Multi-position probe circuit tester: A circuit tester having a multi-position probe is provided. The circuit tester includes a handle with a detent assembly that allows for positioning the probe at various angles for testing a device. Once a good connection is made with the device under test, an indicator such as a light is... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100213962 - Ballast and wiring lamp fixture tester: Apparatus and methods for testing a light fixture power circuit are therefore provided. The light fixture power circuit may energize a fluorescent lamp by providing power at first and second power terminals. The lamp holder may include a lamp pin guide for guiding the tube's contact pins toward the first... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP

20100213963 - Semiconductor integrated circuit test method: A wafer of semiconductor integrated circuits with wafer-level chip-scale packages is tested in two stages. The chip-scale packages include conductive posts extending through a sealing layer and capped by terminals. Measurements strongly affected by contact resistance are carried out before the terminals are formed, using a first probe card having... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20100213964 - Timer unit, system, computer program product and method for testing a logic circuit: A timer unit includes a timer for timing the period of time the logic circuit has been in the self-test mode. A comparator is connected to the timer, for comparing the period of time with a maximum for the period of time the logic circuit is allowed to be in... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20100213966 - Comparator with latching function: A comparison amplification unit compares a level of a signal in a positive line with that of a signal in a negative line and latches a comparison result. An input terminal of a first inverter is connected to the positive line and an output terminal thereof is connected to the... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100213965 - Method and apparatus of testing die to die interconnection for system in package: Method and apparatus of testing die to die interconnection for system in package (SiP). For testing a die to die interconnection connected between two pads of two dice, an IO buffer, e.g., a bi-directional IO buffer, in one of the two dice coupled to one of the two pads is... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100213967 - Test apparatus: A test apparatus is configured such that two adjacent channels form a pair. Timing comparators determine the level of first output data fed from a DUT, respectively, timed in accordance with strobe signals, respectively. Clock envelope extractors extract envelopes of a clock, respectively. A clock recovery circuit recovers a strobe... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20100213968 - Testing integrated circuits: A test insert for an integrated circuit according to the present invention comprises access contacts and an electrical path. Furthermore, there may be additional access contacts and a plurality of different electrical paths. The electrical path is comprised of a plurality of tracks, each track provided at a single layer... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100213969 - Liquid crystal display and test method thereof: A liquid crystal display includes a plurality of pixel electrodes arranged in a matrix and having first and second sub-pixel electrodes differentiated in size from each other. First and second switching elements are connected to the first and second sub-pixel electrodes, respectively. First and second gate lines are connected to... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100207601 - Method and apparatus for monitoring leakage of a faraday cup: A current branch circuit is electrically coupled with a Faraday cup and an operation amplifier separately. The Faraday cup, the current branch circuit and the operation amplifier are formed as a portion of an ion implanter. When the Faraday cup is electrically coupled with a ground through a conductive structure... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20100207602 - Resonant sensors and methods of use thereof for the determination of analytes: Resonant sensors, preferably having floating bilayer symmetry, and their methods of use is determining the presence, amount or binding kinetics of an analyte of interest in a test sample are disclosed. The test sample may be a liquid or gas.... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20100207603 - Ammeter with improved current sensing: An ammeter is provided with a plurality of individual wound coils interconnected in a generally U-shaped array to measure the magnitude of current in a conductor extending through a sensing region inside the U-shape. Additional pairs of position-sensing coils determine the position of the conductor relative to the sensing region... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20100207604 - Branch current monitor with calibration: A meter for measuring electric power consumed by a plurality of branch circuits includes interchangeable current transformers including respective transformer memories for storage of transformer characterization data and enables self-discovery of a phase shift induced by respective current transformers and the phase of current conducted by each branch circuit.... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100207605 - Power supply control apparatus including overcurrent detection circuit: Provided is a power supply control apparatus including an overcurrent detection circuit with enhanced overcurrent detection accuracy. A power supply control apparatus according to the present invention includes: an output transistor Q1 that controls a current to be supplied to a load; a voltage control circuit that applies a control... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100207606 - Method of quantifying an analyte in a liquid medium: Method of quantifying an analyte in a liquid medium by means of magnetic particles functionalized by specific ligands of the analyte being quantified, consisting in applying a magnetic field to a liquid medium for a time period several times shorter than that of the reaction between the analyte being quantified... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100207607 - Position indicator, circuit component and input device: A position indicator includes a tubular core member, a first coil, a second coil, a substantially bar-like rod, a pen-pressure detecting element, at least one capacitor, and a switch. The tubular core member is formed by a substantially bar-like first magnetic core and a substantially bar-like second magnetic core, which... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100207610 - Magnetic passive position sensor: A magnetic passive position sensor including a base plate and a cover which form a housing, a magnet that can be moved outside the housing, a resistance network that has several individual electric contacts, and a plurality of contact spring elements that are arranged within the range of motion of... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100207608 - Non-contact sensor system and method for position determination: A non-contact sensor system is provided that comprises a first sensor element disposed on an outside surface of a chamber. The chamber comprises an inside surface configured to receive a piston, and the piston is configured to move a value X within the chamber without physically contacting the first sensor... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (goodrich)

20100207609 - Non-contact sensor system and method for selection determination: A non-contact sensor system is provided that comprises a first sensor element disposed on a stationary member, and a second sensor element disposed on a rotational member. The second sensor element is proximate the first sensor element without physically contacting the first sensor element. The rotational member is configured to... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (goodrich)

20100207611 - Proximity sensor: The present invention relates to a proximity sensor having a first transmission coil, a second transmission coil, at least one reception coil, an excitation device which is connected to the first and second transmission coils, and an evaluation unit which is connected to at least one transmission coil and/or to... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100207612 - Flat profile with mounting grooves: In order to facilitate the assembly of an elongated magnetostrictive sensor in an enveloping tight protective profile, the sensor unit according to the invention comprises a head piece which closes the face of the protective profile and which partially reaches into the protective profile, wherein the wave conductor unit and... Agent: Head, Johnson & Kachigian

20100207614 - Electromechanical transducer device: An electromechanical transducer device for a vehicle transmission or drive has a lever (1) that can be pivotally actuated about at least one first axis (2a, 2b) and which is mechanically decoupled from the transmission or drive. The lever is supported by a suspension (3) on the first axis (2a,... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20100207617 - Magnetic encoder and reference mark applicator: A magnetic encoder scale comprises a series of periodically spaced magnetic marks. A reference mark is applied to the scale using an applicator or template, which has a feature for locating the reference mark. The applicator or template comprises one or more magnetic marks corresponding to the periodic scale marks,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100207615 - Method and device to determine a relative position using a resolver: In a method according to the invention to determine the relative position (ρ) of a resolver, an exciter winding is excited with a reference signal, a first signal resulting from the reference signal in a first winding is sampled and a second signal resulting from the reference signal in a... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100207613 - Non-contact sensor system and method for displacement determination: A non-contact sensor system is provided that comprises a first sensor element and a rotary member disposed proximate the first sensor element without physically contacting the first sensor element. The rotary member may be configured to be rotated about an axis Y by a shaft configured to pass through the... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (goodrich)

20100207616 - Rotary position sensor: A sensor assembly for sensing a movable object which, in one embodiment, includes a housing defining an interior cavity. A rotor is retained in the cavity. The rotor defines a central bore and a magnet is mounted in an off-center pocket defined by the rotor. The rotor is coupled to... Agent: Cts Corporation

20100207618 - Non-contact sensor system and method for velocity determination: A non-contact sensor system is provided that comprises a first sensor element disposed within a first member having an axis Y, and a second member configured to rotate about the axis Y at a value X. The second member is configured to interface with the first member. The non-contact sensor... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (goodrich)

20100207619 - Method and system for integrating eddy current inspection with a coordinate measuring device: A method for integrating a measurement device for use in measuring a machine component includes providing a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and combining eddy current (EC) capabilities and CMM capabilities to form an inspection probe. The method further includes installing the inspection probe on the CMM so that the inspection... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100207620 - Inspection apparatus and method: An apparatus and method are disclosed for detecting flaws in electrically conductive materials by observing properties of the back-EMF of the eddy current field generated by driving magnetic flux through the object to be examined. The input signal may include sweeps at several frequencies, and may do so at one... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100207621 - Magnetic sensor and electronic device including the same: A magnetic sensor according to the invention includes: a detector detecting the intensity of magnetic field; a comparison portion comparing the result of the detection with a set threshold value and outputting an output signal corresponding to the result of the comparison; and a threshold-value adjuster adjusting the threshold value.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100207622 - Magnetic field sensor device for direct magnetic field imaging and method of fabrication thereof: The present invention discloses a novel magnetic sensor device performing direct magnetic field imaging, comprising a probe having a conical tip portion which is configured as a sensor having two superconductors separated by a thin non-superconducting layer (such as a Josephson junction based sensor), where the non-superconducting layer is located... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100207623 - Sensor device and method: The invention relates to a method and a sensor device (1) for measuring a magnetic field comprising a first circuit (4) including a magneto sensitive sensor element (2) and a current source (5) and a second circuit (6) including a signal generator (7) and a coil (3) producing a excitational... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100207624 - Detector systems: A detection system comprising a plurality of magnetic field generators and a plurality of magnetic field detectors located adjacent to a detection area, and a control system arranged to generate magnetic field using the generators, and, for each of the generators, to make measurements of the magnetic field generated using... Agent: Patentmetrix

20100207625 - Current sensor: A current sensor includes an annular magnetic core that includes a closed magnetic path including a void in a portion thereof, and a magnetic body for focusing flux of a magnetic field generated around a conductor that carries a measured current, and a magnetic detecting portion for detecting flux of... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20100207626 - Method, system and software arrangement for measuring magnetic field correlation: Methods, systems, software arrangements and storage medium for measuring the magnetic field correlation function (“MFC”), and more particularly, to methods for measuring the magnetic field correlation function utilizing asymmetric spin echoes. Asymmetric Dual Spin Echo Sequences (“ADSE”) and Echo Planar Imaging Asymmetric Dual Spin Echo Sequences (“EPI-ADSE”) may be employed... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100207627 - Magnetic resonance control system, method and apparatus for producing a 2d mr image: In a method and control system for producing two-dimensional diagnostic MR images using a magnetic resonance imaging scanner, a first three-dimensional MR image data set of a predetermined region within a body is produced using the magnetic resonance imaging scanner with an initial resolution. A second three-dimensional MR image data... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100207628 - Magnetic resonance method and apparatus for determining the magnetization transfer constant in spin echo imaging sequences: In a magnetic resonance method and apparatus for determining a magnetization transfer constant a first MR signal sequence is acquired from an object being examined using a spin echo based imaging sequence, a second MR signal sequence is acquired from the object being examined using a spin echo based imaging... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100207629 - Method for image reconstruction from undersampled medical imaging data: A method for image reconstruction that utilizes a generalization of compressed sensing is provided. More particularly, a method for homotopic l0 minimization is provided, in which a series of subproblems that asymptotically approach a solution to the l0 minimization are iteratively solved. These subproblems include utilizing concave metric prior functionals... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100207630 - Passive shimming of magnet systems: In a method and an arrangement for shimming a cylindrical magnet system, that has a cylindrical magnet having a bore therein with an axis extending therethrough, and a gradient coil assembly located within the bore, shimming is accomplished by stacking a number of planar pieces of shim material in each... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100207632 - Receiver for magnetic resonance signals and method for receiving the magnetic resonance signals: In a transmission method and receiver for magnetic resonance signals, the receiver has an in vivo coil and an ex vivo coil that are independent of each other. The in vivo coil is disposed within the rectum of a human body for acquiring the magnetic resonance signals generated by the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100207631 - System and method for detecting labeled entities using microcoil magnetic mri: The present invention provides microcoil-based detectors for detection of an analyte in a fluid, and methods for their use. In particular, the detectors contain a permanent magnet (206) and a gradient magnetic field generator.... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - San Francisco

20100207633 - Localization system for an earth moving machine: The invention relates to a localization system for localizing an underground object for an earthmoving machine comprising a working part. Said localization system comprises a fastening component and a detector component. The fastening component can be arranged on the working part for example by means of magnets. The detector component... Agent: Workman Nydegger/leica 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100207635 - Fault detection method for detecting leakage paths between power sources and chassis: A method of detecting a ground fault condition between a direct current power system and the chassis ground of an electric or hybrid-electric vehicle is provided. The method includes sequentially opening and closing a first switch connected between a positive node of the direct current power system and the chassis... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.L.P.

20100207634 - Robust ac chassis fault detection using pwm sideband harmonics: A method, apparatus and computer program for detecting an AC chassis fault on one or more DC/AC converters having a load is disclosed, including receiving a chassis voltage VChassis signal from between DC link and a chassis ground from the DC/AC converter, capturing a side band harmonic of the chassis... Agent: Bae Systems

20100207637 - Circuit assembly for error indicating: m

20100207639 - Open terminal detection device and semiconductor device: An open terminal detection device that detects an open terminal, including: a transistor that is supplied with a base current from a current source in which an amount of current supply decreases corresponding to an increase in an external impedance of the terminal; a diode that limits discharge of a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100207636 - Power interruption detecting system, electronic device and power interruption detecting device thereof: A power interruption detecting system includes an electronic device and a power interruption detecting device. The electronic device includes a power supply, a protection circuit, a main circuit and a recording structure. The power supply includes a first power supplying module and a second power supplying module. The protection circuit... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100207640 - Test apparatus, test method and manufacturing method: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test, having two operational modes which are (i) an edge strobe mode in which the test apparatus judges acceptability of a value of an output signal from the device under test at sequentially designated reference timings, based on expected value... Agent: Masao Yoshimura

20100207638 - Testing system and testing method: The invention discloses a testing system and a testing method. The testing system includes a testing platform and a fetching device. The testing platform includes a metal base plate, a DUT board, a testing stand and a metal wall. The DUT board is disposed on the metal base plate. The... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100207641 - System and method for evaluating the electromagnetic compatibility of integrated circuits in an in-situ environment: A device is configured to evaluate electromagnetic characteristics of an integrated circuit. The device includes a fluid chamber, a first impeller, a second impeller, and a radio frequency measurement antenna. The fluid chamber is configured to receive the integrated circuit and to cool the integrated circuit. The first impeller is... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20100207642 - Device for measuring the thickness of a layer of material: A device (1; 1b) for measuring the thickness of a layer of material (20) is provided with reading means (2) and control means (3) connected to the reading means (2). The reading means (2) include a microwave planar type sensor (6) and an A/D converter (8) connected to the microwave... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100207643 - Inductive conductivity measurement cell: An inductive conductivity measurement cell of the invention includes: sending coil, a receiving coil, and a coil support body having an annular, sending coil chamber and an annular, receiving coil chamber, wherein there extends through the coil support body at least one section of a closed media path, which passes... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100207644 - Analog computation: Some general aspects of the invention relate to a circuit and to a method for analog computation, for example, using switched capacitor integrated circuits. In some examples, a circuit includes a first group of capacitors and a second group of capacitors that may store charges during circuit operation. The first... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100207645 - Sensor device for detecting at least one object in a swivel region of a convertible top and corresponding installation method: The invention relates to a sensor device, in particular for detecting at least one object in a swivel region of a convertible top, comprising at least one sensor which is formed at least partly by a convertible top rod system. According to the invention, the sensor further comprises a conductor... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

20100207646 - Method for determining diffusion and/or transfer coefficients of a material: The invention relates to a method for the determination of diffusion coefficients and/or exchange coefficient of a material having electronic and ionic conductivity. The material is permeable to at least one gas. It is the object of the invention to provide a cost-effective, accurate method for the determination of the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100207647 - Method for controlling a pre-charge process and a respective integrated circuit: A method of controlling a pre-charge process of a data line (21, 22) in an integrated circuit (100) comprises the step of monitoring a rate of change of a voltage applied to the data line (21, 22) for enhancing the security. Further a respective integrated circuit (100) is disclosed.... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100207648 - Contact resistance test structure and method suitable for three-dimensional integrated circuits: A contact resistance test structure, a method for fabricating the contact resistance test structure and a method for measuring a contact resistance while using the contact resistance test structure are all predicated upon two parallel conductor lines (or multiples thereof) that are contacted by one perpendicular conductor line absent a... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100207649 - In situ and real time monitoring of interconnect reliability using a programmable device: In one embodiment, the reliability of the L2 power and/or ground sub-arrays of contacts of a functional integrated circuit device is verified by applying a reference voltage to a selected contact in sub-array and sequentially measuring the voltage at other contacts in the sub-array. If the voltage levels are greater... Agent: Law Office Of Charles E. Krueger

20100207652 - Method for wafer test and probe card for the same: A method of testing a wafer capable of minimizing the asymmetrical thermal deformation of a probe card when a wafer is tested using a probe card and of minimizing the number of times of tests to effectively test a large area wafer and a probe card for the same is... Agent: Head, Johnson & Kachigian

20100207651 - Test access component for automatic testing of circuit assemblies: A reliable and durable method of testing of printed circuit boards is presented. Test access components are placed in contact regions for providing electrical connectivity between test probes and the printed circuit board. In some cases, a test access component may be a surface mount resistor. The test access component... Agent: Teradyne, Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100207650 - Test apparatus and test method: Provided is a test apparatus for testing a device under test, comprising a multi-strobe generating section that generates, for each prescribed test cycle, a multi-strobe that includes a plurality of strobes arranged at prescribed time intervals; a data detecting section that detects a logic value of a response signal output... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100207653 - Apparatus for testing semiconductor device: An apparatus for testing an electrical property of a semiconductor device includes a substrate support unit, a tester head above the substrate support unit, the tester head including a base, a probe card connected to the base of the tester head, and a temperature control unit within the base of... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100207654 - Mems interconnection pins fabrication on a reusable substrate for probe card application: A Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) interconnection pin is fabricated on a sacrificial layer, which is formed on a conductive layer and a substrate. The MEMS interconnection pin has a pin base attached to a frame that has direct contact to the conductive layer. The sacrificial layer is then removed, at least partially,... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100207655 - Method and apparatus for small die low power system-on-chip design with intelligent power supply chip: A method and system of system-on-chip design that provides the benefits of reduced design time, a smaller die size, lower power consumption, and reduced costs in chip design and production. The process seeks to remove the worst performance and worst power case scenarios from the design and application phases. This... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20100207656 - Detection circuit and a method for detecting a wrong supply voltage: The present invention relates to a detection circuit for detecting that a power supply unit is connected to a wrong supply voltage. Said detection circuit comprises a first voltage divider (24, 26, 28) connected to the output terminals (20, 50) of a rectifier (16) of the power supply unit, a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100201344 - Method of measuring setup time with consideration of characteristic of absorbing clock skew in a pulse-based flip-flop: A method of measuring setup time measures a first delay time from an input signal to a clock signal and a second delay time from the clock signal to an output signal, and determines a setup time using the first delay time and the second delay time. The method of... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100201343 - Programable delay module testing device and methods thereof: A data processing device is configured so that, in a test mode of operation, the phase of an output signal of a second programmable delay module (PDM) is based on the phase of the input signal of the first PDM. To test the first and second PDMs, the output signal... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20100201345 - Time stretch enhanced recording scope: A time-stretched enhanced recording scope (TiSER) is described using time stretch analog-to-digital conversion in a real-time burst mode. A chirped optical signal is modulated in response to receiving segments of an input signal. The optical signal with its modulated input signal, is stretched through an optical medium and digitized to... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20100201346 - Rf power detector: Real power delivered to a load in an RF transmit path is measured. Measuring the real power includes supplying a first voltage from a first side of a passive network disposed between the power amplifier and the load, supplying a second voltage from a second side of the passive network;... Agent: Zagorin O'brien Graham LLP

20100201347 - Voltage measuring device and storage device: According to one embodiment, a voltage measuring device that measures an input voltage signal includes a divider, a filter, an adder, and an analog-to-digital converter. The divider divides the input voltage signal into a first signal and a second signal. The filter filters the first signal and attenuates a direct... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100201348 - Modular energy meter: A modular energy meter, containing at least a power line access module, the power line access module containing at least a phase line access portion having an input end and an output end, and a zero line access portion having an input end and an output end, and at least... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20100201349 - Method for measuring i-v characteristics of solar cell, and solar cell: An aspect of the invention provides a method for measuring I-V characteristics of a solar cell, the solar cell comprising a plurality of fine line-shaped electrodes formed on a first surface in a predetermined direction; and a coupling line formed on the first surface that electrically couples at least two... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC

20100201350 - Device for the detection quadrature signals: A device (10) for the detection of quadrature signals of a signal unit (11; 21) has a common power supply line (VBATT_ A & B) and a common ground wire (GND), and emits at least two out-of-phase square wave signals (IA, IB; IS, ID) during operation for analyzing the same... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100201351 - Apparatus and method for sensing orientation: A magnetometer includes a spherical magnet member movably disposed within an enclosure. There is a plurality of Hall effect sensors on the enclosure and circuitry responsive to the plurality of Hall effect sensors. The circuitry is configured to indicate changes in the relative orientation of the spherical magnet member and... Agent: Michaud-kinney Group LLP

20100201352 - System and method for detecting ball possession by means of passive field generation: System for ball possession detection, which contains a device (130) comprising means for detecting a magnetic field in a playing device (100) of a ball game, wherein the magnetic field is generated by at least one permanent magnetic (110) in the playing device, wherein the device can be associated to... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100201354 - Method and apparatus for monitoring rotary machines: A method of determining the amount of travel of a rotating component that includes a rotor shaft includes providing a self-contained magnetically-powered encoder. The encoder includes an encoder rotor that extends outward from a sealed housing such that a clearance gap is defined between the rotor and housing. The encoder... Agent: John S. Beulick (17851) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100201353 - Sensor arrangement for a shaft that is mounted in a magnetic bearing: A sensor arrangement for a shaft that is mounted in a magnetic bearing. The arrangement has magnetic shielding which shields the magnetic bearing by forming a magnetically shielded area, magnetic encoding that is situated on the shaft in the magnetically shielded area and at least one receiver that detects at... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100201355 - Object detecting apparatus: An object detecting apparatus that detects an object including a magnetic body including: a detection signal acquiring unit that acquires a detection signal based on a magnetic signal; a disturbance source detection signal storage unit that stores a detection signal of a disturbance source that generates a disturbance component with... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100201356 - Sensor: A sensor including a substrate and magnetic material. The substrate has a main major surface and includes at least two spaced apart ferromagnetic layers. The magnetic material encapsulates the substrate such that the magnetic material is adjacent the main major surface.... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20100201357 - Method of locally measuring mobility of protic solvent in sample, instrument of locally measuring mobility of protic solvent in sample, measuring instrument locally measuring behavior of protic solvent in sample based on magnetic: An instrument locally measuring mobility of a protic solvent in a sample 115 based on the gradient magnetic field NMR method has a sample stage 116 on which the sample 115 is placed, a magnet 113 applying a static magnetic field to the sample 115, a G coil 151 and... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100201358 - Acoustic modified nmr (amnmr): Many reservoirs of interest include heavy oil. In such reservoirs, NMR measurements have difficulty distinguishing between heavy oil and water in the formation. An acoustic signal is used to modify the relaxation time distribution of water and heavy oil in opposite directions and thus increase the separability of the distributions.... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC

20100201359 - Mwd/lwd nmr imaging with long echo trains: An apparatus for estimating a property of an earth formation having: a plurality of receiver antennas to receive nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signals from a plurality of angular segments in a region of investigation in response to an interaction between a static magnetic field and pulses of electromagnetic energy; and... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated

20100201360 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: When the settings of the region of interest are received from the operator, the measurement data acquisition control unit performs control so that an image for generating profile data is taken, and the data processing unit generates profile data in the encoding directions of the set region of interest. Then,... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100201361 - System and method for passive catheter tracking with magnetic resonance imaging: Background tissue signals such as water and/or fat are suppressed in an MR image by using an imaging agent that chemically shifts the tissue spins of interest. An imaging pulse sequence is used to acquire the image data using an RF excitation pulse that is tuned to the off-resonance tissue... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100201362 - Method of improving magnetic resonance sensitivity: We describe a method for use in enhancing MRI signals and increasing the sensitivity of NMR spectroscopy. The method involves the use of dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) in which the polarizing agents are sequestered at the interface between two phases a sample phase, and a polarizing phase in such a... Agent: Bruce Holman Iii

20100201363 - Calibrating parallel mri with cartesian continuous sampling: Example systems, methods, and apparatus control a pMRI apparatus to produce a pulse sequence having an extended acquisition window, and overlapping phase-encoding gradients and read gradients. One example method controls a pMRI apparatus to produce a trajectory having Cartesian and non-Cartesian segments that sample in a manner that satisfies the... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay

20100201364 - Phase correction method: A method corrects for a phase error in an MR image, in which MR signals of an examination subject are acquired, complex images of the examination subject are generated, phase differences of the phase values for various image points of the complex images are established with an averaged phase value... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100201365 - Method and arrangement to transmit magnetic resonance signals: In a method and an arrangement for magnetic resonance signal transmission, a first channel of a local coil arrangement has a first individual antenna that receives a first magnetic resonance signal, and a first frequency converter connected with the first individual antenna, and the first frequency converter forms a first... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100201366 - Multi-frequency boring tool locating system and method: Arrangements, apparatus and associated methods are described for use in a multi-frequency boring tool locating system. The boring tool includes a transmitter for transmitting a locating signal at two or more selectable frequencies. One set of above ground procedures may be applied to the transmitter in order to change the... Agent: Pritzkau Patent Group, LLC

20100201367 - Short-offset transient electromagnetic geophysical surveying: A method for electromagnetic surveying subsurface formations includes inducing an electromagnetic field in the subsurface formations by passing electric current through a transmitter. Response of the subsurface formations to the induced electromagnetic field is detected at a first plurality of spaced apart positions disposed longitudinally within a bipole length of... Agent: Petroleum Geo-services, Inc.

20100201368 - Method and arrangement for determining a power supply state variable in an active medical implant: The invention relates to a method and arrangement for determining a power supply state variable, particularly of the maintenance state of a battery or rechargeable battery, in an active medical implant, wherein the power supply is subjected to a predetermined load, and the output voltage thereof is detected multiple times... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100201369 - Coated motor vehicle battery sensor element and method for producing a motor vehicle battery sensor element: The invention relates to a motor vehicle battery sensor element comprising a resistor element 2 and at least two spatially separated electric contacts 16 positioned on the resistor element 2. To increase the measuring accuracy and to reduce the temperature variance, it is proposed that the resistor element 2 along... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100201370 - Arc detection: An arc detection system for a plasma generation system includes a radio frequency (RF) sensor that generates first and second signals based on a respective electrical properties of (RF) power that is in communication with a plasma chamber. A correlation module generates an arc detect signal based on the first... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100201371 - Harmonic derived arc detector: An arc detection system includes a radio frequency (RF) signal probe that senses a RF signal at an input of a RF plasma chamber and that generates a signal based on at least one of the voltage, current, and power of the RF signal. A signal analyzer receives the signal,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100201373 - Anomaly monitoring device: In an anomaly monitoring device, in which an output signal from an encoder is input as an analog input signal via a wiring system, for detecting anomalies in the encoder or the wiring system, provided are a voltage level based device, a pulse number based device and a pulse width... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100201372 - Systems and methods for detecting electrical line faults: Methods and systems for detecting changes in currents are disclosed, including: dividing a main current into two or more subcurrents, combining a first magnetic flux of a first subcurrent of the two or more of the subcurrents with another magnetic flux of another current to generate a combined magnetic flux,... Agent: Continental Automotives Systems, Inc. Patents & Licenses

20100201374 - High speed detection of shunt defects in photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices: The current invention provides a shunt defect detection device that includes a device under test (DUT) that is fixedly held by a thermally isolating mount, a power source disposed to provide a directional bias condition to the DUT, a probe disposed to provide a localized power to the DUT from... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20100201375 - Determining solenoid health: e

20100201376 - Detecting asymmetrical transistor leakage defects: A method of detecting low-probability defects in large transistor arrays (such as large arrays of SRAM cells), where the defects manifesting themselves as asymmetrical leakage in a transistor (such as a pulldown nFET in an SRAM cell). These defects are detected by creating one or more test arrays, identical in... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g

20100201377 - Critical path redundant logic for mitigation of hardware across chip variation: Cross-die connection structure and method for a die or chip includes buffer elements having a buffer driver and bypass, and control lines coupled to the buffer elements in order to select one of the buffer driver and bypass for each respective buffer element. A logic network is arranged with the... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20100201378 - Method and system for remote monitoring deformations of a structure: A low-cost and non-invasive method for remote monitoring deformations of a structure (2), which method envisages to couple at least two RFID tags (3) to the structure (2) in its respective points (10a, 10b, 10a-10c), to interrogate at radio frequency the RFID tags (3) so that a resultant electromagnetic field... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100201379 - Vibrating wire ice indicator: The present invention provides a sensor for detecting the build up of frozen deposits in a cryogen vessel housing a superconducting magnet, comprising a tensioned wire, a source of variable frequency alternating current and a voltage sensor. The tensioned wire is oriented perpendicular to the direction of the stray magnetic... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100201380 - Inductive sensor whose output is independent of the type of detectable metallic material: e

20100201381 - Nano-scale biosensors: Devices, systems, and methods for detecting nucleic acid hybridization, including single nucleic base mutations at low concentrations, are disclosed, using surface-tethered hairpin loop oligonucleotide probes and metal-nanoparticles conjugated to a hybridization detection sequence that is capable of binding the stem region of the opened hairpin loop oligonucleotide probe, without the... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100201382 - System and method for determining capacitance value: A circuit for determining a value of a variable capacitor comprises first circuitry for generating a first indication when a variable voltage across the variable capacitor exceeds a threshold voltage. Second circuitry generates a second indication when a reference voltage across a reference capacitor exceeds the threshold voltage. Control logic... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20100201383 - Detection device and detection system using the same: A particle detection device (10) included substrates (1, 4), insulating members (2, 3), supporting member (5), and electrodes (6, 7). The insulating member (2) is provided on a principal surface of the substrate (1) and has a recess. The insulating member (3) is provided so as to make contact with... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100201384 - Structural health monitoring system/method using electroactive polymer fibers: One or more electroactive polymer fibers are coupled to a structure. Electroactive responses of the fiber(s) are monitored. Load changes experienced by the structure cause changes in baseline responses of the fiber(s)... Agent: National Aeronautics And Space Administration Langley Research Center

20100201385 - Method for measuring the threshold thickness of a layer of a purely resistive material, device for implementing same and use of said device in an exhaust pipe: The invention provides a reliable, simple, and accurate method for detecting a threshold thickness of a purely-resistive material deposited on a sensor, and providing a response that is independent of the resistivity of the material. The invention provides a measurement method using a sensor comprising at least two electrode pairs... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100201388 - Electrical probe: Methods, devices, and systems for probing electrical circuits without loading the circuits are described herein. One embodiment of an electrical probe includes a coaxial cable having an inner conductor and an outer conductor, an extension portion of the inner conductor extending beyond the outer conductor at a probe end of... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch , PLLC

20100201386 - Probe board, test fixture, method for making a probe board, and method for testing a printed circuit board (pcb): Probe board for testing a target Printed Circuit Board, PCB (4) preferably to be used in a test fixture (1), provided with probes for contacting target points on the target PCB (4), wherein the probe board comprises at least one probe board PCB (5) and the probes (6) are connected... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100201387 - Safety-enhanced component and circuit tester: Circuit testers used with digital logic and its associated components are described. The circuit testers better protect the user, better protect the equipment, and provide testers in a form that is easy and safe to use. The tester includes a body member with a hand guard or hand protector and... Agent: Michael F. Krieger Kirton & Mcconkie

20100201391 - Apparatus and method for testing semiconductor devices: A test apparatus for testing semiconductor integrated circuits includes a test head, a probe card holder for detachably holding a probe card that probes a semiconductor device, a heater for heating the probe card, and a heater holder that holds the heater in direct contact with the probe card when... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20100201389 - Integrated unit for electrical/reliability testing with improved thermal control: In accordance with an aspect, a thermally-controllable integrated unit is configured to hold devices under test. The integrated unit includes at least one heater board, comprised of a thermally-conductive material and provided with at least one global heater configured to globally heat the DUT board. A DUT board of the... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100201390 - Probe card, method for manufacturing probe card, and prober apparatus: Embodiments of the present invention provide a probe card in which the positional shift of the tip of a probe can be compensated for in response to a change in the temperature, and a wafer test in a wide range of temperatures can be performed. More specifically, the probe card... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g

20100201392 - Semiconductor test system with self-inspection of electrical channel for pogo tower: A semiconductor test system with self-inspection of an electrical channel for a Pogo tower is disclosed, which provides a short board and closed loops are formed respectively by providing various kinds of contacts to correspondingly electrically contact various kinds of Pogo pins in the Pogo tower on a load board.... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100201393 - Chip card with a measuring circuit that has a sensor, and method of making the chip card: The chip card (11) includes at least one integrated circuit (11) fitted with a memory unit, in which personal data and/or at least one chip card identification code and/or configuration parameters can be stored. The integrated circuit is enclosed in an insulating material (3) that forms said card. The chip... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20100201394 - Test circuit and test method for testing differential input circuit: A test circuit includes a signal level modifying circuit. The signal level modifying circuit modifies at least one of signal levels of an inverting input signal and a noninverting input signal supplied to a differential input circuit in response to a test signal outputted from a signal output circuit to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100201395 - Semiconductor device and defect analysis method for semiconductor device: the resistor patterns of each group are disposed in parallel, in sequence, and at an equal pitch, so that (N−1) resistor patterns of another group interpose between a resistor pattern of each of the groups and another resistor pattern within the group in question; the resistor patterns of each of... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100201396 - Method and device for off-line testing of electric motors: A method for off-line testing of an electric motor is disclosed. The motor having at least one stator winding, and a rotor arranged along a rotation axis. The method includes applying a periodic test signal to the at least one stator winding; collecting first measuring data, related to a physical... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

08/05/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100194375 - Electronic transformer measuring device having surface mounting assembly: A method and apparatus for mounting an electronic measuring device inside the housing a pad mount low voltage distribution power transformer are provided. The space inside a transformer enclosure cover contains the power input and output connections and cables. The electronic measuring device includes a surface mounting assembly that is... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100194374 - System and method for providing electromagnetic imaging through electroquasistatic sensing: A system and method for providing electromagnetic imaging through electroquasistatic sensing contains an electromagnetic sensor for imaging a sample. The electromagnetic sensor contains drive/sense electronics and a pixelated sensor array having an array of capacitive sensor electrodes that source electric fields that interact with the sample, and wherein the electrodes... Agent: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA C/o Peter Nieves

20100194376 - Method for implementing continuous radio frequency (rf) alignment in advanced electronic warfare (ew) signal stimulation systems: A method for characterizing the effect of each step attenuator state, on phase and amplitude, which may include in an exemplary embodiment: activating each step attenuator state as the sole contributor to attenuation, and measuring at least one of a step attenuator amplitude contribution (SAAC) and/or a step attenuator phase... Agent: Venable LLP

20100194377 - Prime-based frequency sampling: Various embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for sampling a waveform using relatively prime sampling methods. A waveform with a first plurality of cycles and a first frequency may be sampled with a waveform sampling device. Sampling the waveform may include sampling the waveform at a sampling rate of the... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20100194378 - System for phase identification: A phase identification system for identifying the phase of an extra-high- voltage or low-voltage power distribution line is disclosed. The phase identification system compares a reference phase of a transformer substation with a phase of a power distribution line remote from the transformer substation and identifies the phase. The phase... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100194379 - Optical fiber electric current measurement apparatus and electric current measurement method: In a reflection type optical fiber electric current measurement apparatus, a standardization reference signal (Xr), which is defined by the intensity (Pr) of the optical reference signal transmitted through a partial transmission mirror by using a reflector (111B) provided in one end of a sensor fiber as the partial transmission... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100194380 - Method and apparatus for measuring current output of low-voltage pad-mount distribution power transformers: A current sensing assembly is provided for sensing the current travelling through a current carrying member of a pad mount distribution transformer in a meter network. A current sensor includes a slot having an open end that receives the current carrying member. The sensor includes a conductive coil disposed adjacent... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100194381 - Current detection apparatus: A current detection apparatus where a sensor unit that detects the magnetic field in a predetermined magnetic field detection direction is disposed in a vicinity such that the magnetic field detection direction is substantially orthogonal to an extension direction of the subject bus bar at the detection portion, one of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100194382 - Method for determining electrical power signal levels in a transmission system: A signal level detection method is provided, the method includes providing a feed line system that includes coaxial cable connectors connected coaxial cable sections. Each coaxial cable connector includes a connector body, a coupling circuit positioned within the connector body, an electrical signal power level detection circuit electrically connected to... Agent: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.

20100194383 - Apparatus for determining and/or monitoring a process variable: An apparatus for determining and/or monitoring at least one process variable of a medium. The apparatus includes: at least one probe unit; and at least one electronics unit, which supplies the probe unit with an operating signal and which receives from the probe unit a received signal. The probe unit... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100194384 - System including circuit that determines calibration values: A system including magnetic sensing elements and a circuit. The magnetic sensing elements are configured to sense a magnetic field that is generated via a current and to provide signals that correspond to the magnetic field. The circuit is configured to determine calibration values based on the signals and measure... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20100194385 - Non-contact multi-turn absolute position magnetic sensor comprising a through-shaft: The invention relates to an absolute position magnetic sensor for measuring the angular position, on a theta course, of a shaft passing through said sensor and comprising at least two systems for detecting the position of the shaft. Said invention is characterised in that: at least one of the detection... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100194386 - Magnetic sensor device: The present invention provides a sensor device (20) and a method for determining the presence and/or amount of target moieties (22) in a sample fluid (27), the target moieties (22) being labeled with magnetic or magnetizable objects (23). The sensor device (20) comprises a magnetic field generating means adapted for... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100194387 - Magnetoresistance sensor and method of operating a magnetoresistance sensor: A magnetoresistive sensor system (400) is provided, wherein the system comprises a magnetic field source (402), a magnetoresistive sensor (403) having an easy axis, and a differentiation element (404), wherein the magnetic field source (402) is adapted to emit an auxiliary magnetic field generated from an oscillating input signal (401),... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100194388 - Magnetic resonance imaging (mri) using spir and/or chess suppression pulses: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes an imaging condition setting unit and an image data acquisition unit. The imaging condition setting unit sets an imaging condition applying first and second suppression pulses of which at least ones of types, center frequencies and frequency bands are different from each other. The... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100194390 - Magnetic resonance method and apparatus for time-resolved acquisition of magnetic resonance data: In a magnetic resonance method and apparatus for time-resolved acquisition of magnetic resonance data in an examination region of a magnetic resonance imaging scanner, an object being examined is placed on a table and is continuously moved through the examination region, magnetic resonance signals are acquired from the examination region... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100194389 - Method for dynamic motion guided functional magnetic resonance imaging: A method for imaging neuromuscular coupling and sensory processing with magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) is provided. More specifically, a method for examining the control that a subject's brain has over muscular motion, including both prompted and incidental actions, is provided. A dynamic acquisition is performed to rapidly acquire anatomical images... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100194391 - Compensation device to reduce the electromagnetic field load due to a medical intervention apparatus in magnetic resonance examinations: A compensation device to reduce the electromagnetic field load due to the presence of a medical intervention apparatus in magnetic resonance examinations, has: a control device that has a radio-frequency input and a radio-frequency output, an injection device that is connected with the radio-frequency output and that injects the radio-frequency... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100194392 - Apparatus and method for reconstructing an mr image: An MR imaging apparatus is disclosed, wherein the MR imaging apparatus includes a plurality of gradient coils positioned about a bore of a magnet, and an RF transceiver system controlled by a pulse module to transmit RF signals to an RF coil assembly. The MR imaging apparatus also includes a... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (gems)

20100194393 - Gradient coil device, magnetic resonance imaging device, and method of designing coil pattern: There is provided a gradient coil device which can suppress any generation of an error magnetic field and thus an eddy current, and which can improve the image quality of a cross-sectional image. An MRI device includes a first coil generating a linear magnetic field distribution at an imaging region... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100194394 - Systems and methods for remote electromagnetic exploration for mineral and energy resources: A method for measuring the resistivity of geologic formations is described. An electromagnetic field may be generated using at least one stationary long-range transmitter. The frequency of the electromagnetic field may be between and/or including the ULF/ELF range. At least one component of the electromagnetic field may be measured by... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100194395 - Enhanced passive ranging methodology for well twinning: A method for drilling substantially parallel twin wells includes drilling a first well and deploying a casing string in the first well. A magnetized section of the casing string includes a plurality of magnetized wellbore tubulars having at least one pair of opposing magnetic poles located between longitudinally opposed ends... Agent: Smith International Inc. Patent Services

20100194396 - Remotely reconfigurable system for mapping subsurface geological anomalies: A method and apparatus are provided for detecting and transmitting geophysical data from a plurality of electrodes inserted into the soil utilizing a set of identical dynamically reconfigurable voltage control units located on each electrode and connected together by a communications and power cable. A test sequence is provided in... Agent: George R. Schultz Schultz & Associates, P.C.

20100194397 - Measuring system: There is provided a measuring system capable of rendering a power source voltage of an internal circuit higher than a drivable voltage of the internal circuit by removing or reducing a chloride film with greater certainty, thereby enabling operation, and initial activation of the internal circuit to be normally executed,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100194398 - Rechargeable battery abnormality detection apparatus and rechargeable battery apparatus: The rechargeable battery abnormality detection apparatus is provided with an internal short circuit detection section (20b) that monitors rechargeable battery (1) voltage change when no charging or discharging takes place, and detects internal short circuit abnormality when battery voltage drop during a predetermined time period exceeds a preset threshold voltage;... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100194399 - Memory system, memory test system and method of testing memory system and memory test system: A memory test system is disclosed. The memory system includes a memory device, a tester generating a clock signal and a test signal for testing the memory device, and an optical splitting module. The optical splitting module comprises an electrical-optical signal converting unit which converts each of the clock signal... Agent: Muir Patent Consulting, PLLC

20100194400 - Circuit arrangement with a test circuit and a reference circuit and corresponding method: Implementations are presented herein that include a test circuit and a reference circuit.... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag Patent Department

20100194402 - Operating characteristic measurement device and methods thereof: A device includes an integrated circuit device having a sensor to measure an operating characteristic of the device. The sensor provides information based on the measured operating characteristic to a trigger module. In response to the information indicating the measured operating characteristic meets a threshold associated with a device failure,... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20100194401 - Sensor apparatus: A sensor apparatus of the present invention includes a first output terminal for outputting a sense signal, and a failure diagnosis circuit for determining whether a failure diagnosis object section is normal or abnormal, to output a failure detection signal from a second output terminal in the case of determining... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100194403 - Partial discharge detection sensor and partial discharge detection device using the same: A partial discharge detection sensor is used for detecting a partial discharge signal in a gas-insulated equipment using a PCB substrate, and a partial discharge detection device employs the partial discharge detection sensor. The partial discharge detection sensor includes a PCB substrate, a partial discharge signal detection pattern formed on... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC

20100194404 - Power source stabilization circuit, electronic device and testing apparatus: A power source stabilization circuit provided within a chip of an electronic device is provided. The power source stabilization circuit stabilizes a power source voltage supplied to an operational circuit of the electronic device. The power source stabilization circuit includes an amplifier that detects a fluctuation component in the power... Agent: Masao Yoshimura

20100194405 - Noise measurement system in power stabilization network, variable filter applied to the same, and method for measuring noise in power stabilization network: A noise measurement system in power stabilization network, a variable filter applied to the same and a method for measuring noise in power stabilization network are disclosed, wherein the system comprises: a power stabilization network including a power input unit for receiving an external power, a power output unit for... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20100194406 - High-speed capacitor leakage measurement systems and methods: Systems and methods according to aspects of the present invention are described. The systems and methods enable charging, soaking, and measuring of capacitors to be conducted quickly. Charging and soaking typically occurs in parallel and certain embodiments facilitate the measuring of capacitor leakage by sequentially disconnecting each capacitor and measuring... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Christopher Mclaughlin

20100194407 - Mems sensor: The MEMS sensor according to the present invention includes: a substrate made of a silicon material, having a recess dug down from the surface thereof; a fixed electrode made of a metallic material, arranged in the recess and fixed to the substrate; and a movable electrode made of a metallic... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100194408 - Capacitance detection in a droplet actuator: A method, circuit and apparatus for detecting capacitance on a droplet actuator, inter alia, for determining the presence, partial presence or absence of a droplet at an electrode on a droplet actuator by: (a) providing a droplet actuator comprising: (i) a substrate comprising electrodes arranged on the substrate for conducting... Agent: Advanced Liquid Logic, Inc. C/o Ward And Smith, P.A.

20100194409 - Method of electrically detecting a biological analyte molecule: The invention provides a method of electrically detecting a biological analyte molecule by means of a pair of electrodes. The electrodes are arranged at a distance from one another within a sensing zone. A capture molecule, which has an affinity to the analyte molecule and which is capable of forming... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law

20100194410 - Sensor for sensing an analyte and combination of the sensor and an optical reader: A sensor array for detecting the content of a fluid sample comprises first and second electrodes having connections for a drive signal. The first electrode is coated with a layer of a first material having optical properties which change according to the electrical charge passing through it or the potential... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100194411 - Porous medium electrical conductivity sensor: There is provided a sensor for measuring a quantity, such as the salinity, of the soil solution without requiring continuous calibration. The sensor is based on a porous material which automatically fills up and saturates when the soil is rewet and drains when the soil dries out from plant uptake... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100194412 - Semiconductor device for generating internal voltage and memory system including the semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes a comparator, an internal voltage generator, a control signal generator, and a selector. The comparator may compare a reference voltage to an internal voltage and output a comparison signal. The internal voltage generator may generate and output the internal voltage in response to the comparison signal.... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100194413 - Method of determining an impedance function of a loudspeaker: The invention relates to a method of determining an impedance function IF of a load LS driven by an amplifier AM, said method comprising the steps of providing a digital audio signal DAS to said amplifier AM, measuring one of either a current signal representation CSR of current provided to... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100194414 - Electro optical detector: An electro-optical detecting device is disclosed. The electro-optical detecting device includes: an upper substrate and a lower substrate; a nematic liquid crystal layer interposed between the upper substrate and the lower substrate; a transparent electrode interposed between the nematic liquid crystal layer and the upper substrate, the transparent electrode connected... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20100194415 - Probe needle material, probe needle and probe card each using the same, and inspection process: Disclosed is a probe needle material used for producing a probe needle which is used in contact with an inspection object to inspect electrical characteristics of the inspection object, comprising not less than 0.1% by volume but not more than 3.5% by volume of at least one compound selected from... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100194416 - Electrical connecting apparatus: An embodiment of an electrical connecting apparatus comprises a probe base plate and a plurality of contacts provided with tips to be pressed against electrodes of a device under test and arranged on the underside of the probe base plate. The distance dimensions from an imaginary plane parallel to the... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100194417 - Interface device: In a preferred embodiment, the present invention is an interface device comprising a receiver and a test adapter. The receiver has on each outer side a groove or ridge for use in initial engagement of the test adapter with the receiver. The test adapter has an engagement member having a... Agent: 24ip Law Group Usa, PLLC

20100194418 - Method of correcting a position of a prober: A method of correcting a position of a prober, the method including obtaining a first image of a pad, the pad having a predetermined reference contact position, contacting the prober to the pad after obtaining the first image of the pad, obtaining a second image of the pad after contacting... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100194419 - Multi-contact probe assembly: A multi-contact probe assembly may include a housing, a plurality of probe members, a plurality of spring members, and a plurality of electrical connectors. The housing may comprise a plurality of shafts in a pre-determined pattern. The plurality of probe members may be partially and moveably disposed within the plurality... Agent: Timothy K. Klintworth Evan Law Group LLC

20100194420 - Contactor, probe card, and method of mounting contactor: A contactor (60) comprises: conductive parts (63) for electrical connection with input/output terminals of an IC device; beam parts (62) with the conductive part (63) provided on their main surfaces; and a base part (61) supporting the beam parts (62) in a cantilever manner, the base part (61) has a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100194421 - Test equipment and test method: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test, comprising a pattern generating section that generates a test pattern for testing the device under test; a signal supplying section that supplies the device under test with a test signal corresponding to the test pattern; a trigger generating section... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100194423 - Apparatus and method for testing semiconductor and semiconductor device to be tested: Provided is a semiconductor testing apparatus which can perform batch test of semiconductor wafers. In the semiconductor testing apparatus, an LSI apparatus for conducting a test and which provided with a circuit and an electrode for transmitting noncontact signals, and a probe card to which a contact-type probe pin is... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100194422 - Semiconductor integrated circuit device operating frequency determining apparatus, determining method and computer-readable information recording medium: A variation in manufacturing total costs is obtained by using an excessive loss amount caused by unnecessarily discarding elemental semiconductor integrated circuits occurring as a result of a negative result being obtained in an elemental test but a positive result obtained from a device test, and a short loss amount... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100194424 - Hybrid load systems including a dynamic electronic load and passive resistive load modules: A hybrid load system includes a dynamic electronic load module, and a plurality of passive resistive modules coupled with the dynamic electronic load module. The hybrid system includes a control system in communication with the dynamic electronic load module and the passive resistive modules for determining when and how many... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC

20100194425 - Method and apparatus for testing an alternating current power source for defibrillation compatibility: A device tests a circuit that is a source of alternating current by measuring at least one electrical parameter of the circuit to determine whether the circuit is able to provide adequate energy for defibrillation by an external defibrillator. The device may test the circuit by applying a load to... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

20100194426 - Method of testing a power supply controller and structure therefor: In one embodiment, a power supply controller is configured to operate in a test mode that facilitates measuring the value of an output signal of an error amplifier of the power supply controller.... Agent: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC Intellectual Property Dept. - A700

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