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Electricity: measuring and testing September class, title,number 09/10

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09/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100244809 - Sensor product for electric field sensing: A sensor product web for electric field sensing. The sensor includes a substrate, sequential electrically conductive areas on a surface of the substrate, conductors, an output connected to the electrically conductive areas by one of the conductors, and a via extending through the substrate, forming an electrically conductive path connecting... Agent: Venable LLP

20100244810 - Sensor product for electric field sensing: A sensor product web for electric field sensing. The sensor includes a substrate, sequential electrically conductive areas on a surface of the substrate, conductors, an output connected to one of the electrically conductive areas by one of the conductors, a dielectric layer arranged on top of the conductors, and an... Agent: Venable LLP

20100244811 - High bandwidth oscilloscope for digitizing an analog signal having a bandwidth greater than the bandwidth of digitizing components of the oscilloscope: A method for improving bandwidth of an oscilloscope involves, in preferred embodiments, the use of frequency up-conversion and down-conversion techniques. In an illustrative embodiment the technique involves separating an input signal into a high frequency content and a low frequency content, down-converting the high frequency content in the analog domain... Agent: Lecroy Corporation

20100244812 - Ultrasound probe, method for manufacturing the same, and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus: In an ultrasound probe (2) and a method for manufacturing the ultrasound probe (2) of the invention, an organic piezoelectric element (21) has a sheet-like form, and is directly or indirectly laminated on a part or the entirety of a plurality of inorganic piezoelectric elements (22). Accordingly, the ultrasound probe... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100244813 - Bridge sensor with collocated electronics and two-wire interface: A transducer, including: a housing; a bridge sensor circuit disposed within the housing and including at least one micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensing elements and first and second output ports; circuitry disposed within the housing; and an input/output (I/O) line electrically connected to the circuitry, accessible at an exterior of... Agent: Phillips Lytle LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100244814 - Method for determining the resonant frequency(s) of an energized power line carrier line (wave) trap: A method for testing a line trap of the type whose blocking characteristics are a function of its resonant frequencies without requiring the line trap to be de-energized along with the transmission line to which the trap is connected by injecting a signal into the transmission line over a range... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100244815 - Position/displacement measuring system: A position/displacement measuring system is provided comprising at least one magnetically encoded scale body with at least one encoding track and a sensor device with at least one sensor sensitive to the encoding, the at least one encoding track comprising main fields of at least a first type and a... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20100244816 - Resolver: A resolver comprises a first coil layer and a second coil layer each formed on a flat plate and an insulating layer formed between the first coil layer and the second coil layer. A SIN signal excitation coil includes a SIN first coil formed in the first coil layer and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100244817 - Resolver: A resolver includes an excitation coil, an excitation signal output circuit for outputting an excitation signal to the excitation coil, a search coil for receiving a magnetic field generated in the excitation coil, and an output signal processing circuit for processing a detection signal detected by the search coil. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100244818 - Apparatus and method for transducing an in vitro or mammalian system with a low-frequency signal: Method and apparatus for generating and selecting low-frequency time-domain signals capable of transducing a mammalian system, to produce an agent-specific effect on the system, are disclosed. Low-frequency time-domain signals are generated in the presence of an injected magnetic stimulus, and the resulting signals are selected by a scoring algorithm, and... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100244819 - Mems gyroscope magnetic sensitivity reduction: A tuning fork gyroscope that is insensitive to magnetic field gradients is provided. The tuning fork gyroscope includes a first electrically conducting proof mass and a second electrically conducting proof mass connected through electrically conducting suspensions to anchors attached to one or more insulating substrates, and an electrical-resistance mid-point electrically... Agent: Ibm Svl (anthony England)

20100244820 - Microchip for detection of poor sources of electrical and magnetic fields: The invention relates to a Microchip for the detection of poor sources of electrical and/or magnetic fields. To detect such poor electrical sources hidden in a body is a difficult problem for which was found a solution by this invention. The invention solves this problem by a Microchip consisting of... Agent: Meir Israelowitz

20100244821 - Rope tester device: In order to reduce noise due to the rope vibration in the rope tester, a mounting shaft extending perpendicular to the running direction of the wire rope is positioned in front of the rope tester, and a hook-shaped engagement piece, which extends from the rope tester and is slidable or... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100244822 - Method and system to perform phase correction for species separation in magnetic resonance imaging: Methods and systems are provided for processing a magnetic resonance images. In one embodiment, first and second sets of lines of magnetic resonance imaging signals are acquired. The acquired sets of lines have readout gradients that are reversed in polarity with respect to one another. A two-dimensional phase error is... Agent: Ge Healthcare C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20100244828 - Adjustable permanent magnet assembly for nmr and mri: System and methods for designing and using single-sided magnet assemblies for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are disclosed. The single-sided magnet assemblies can include an array of permanent magnets disposed at selected positions. At least one of the permanent magnets can be configured to rotate about an axis of rotation in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100244824 - Apparatus for supporting and method for forming a support for a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) magnet: An apparatus and method for supporting a magnetic resonance imaging magnet are provided. The apparatus includes a magnet coil support structure having a main former body with a plurality of channels and an end flange at each end of the main former body. The end flanges are reinforced with a... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100244826 - Device for monitoring a living object during a magnetic resonance experiment: A device for monitoring a living object during a magnetic resonance (MRI) experiment in an MRI tomograph, wherein the device comprises one or more individual electrodes which are connected in an electrically conducting fashion to the living object to be examined, and are connected to a monitoring device via signal... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20100244831 - Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (mri) with adaptive image quality: A resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus (10), comprising: one or more transmitting coils (12) for generating a static magnetic field within which a subject (14) can be positioned and a probe (16) for insertion into, and movement through, the subject (14). The probe (16) includes a tracking element (26,28) in the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100244832 - Magnetic resonance apparatus and method for implementing a neurological sequence protocol: In a method and apparatus to generate MR images of an examination region containing tissue with a first T2 time and tissue with a second, significantly longer T2 time are contained, as series of pulse sequences is employed the following pulse sequences: an overview pulse sequence to generate MR overview... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100244833 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: In an MRI apparatus, a detecting unit that includes a thermographic imaging equipment and a normal imaging camera detects a change in temperature of an imaging space from outside of the imaging space. A judging unit judges whether the imaging space has a point at a temperature greater than a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100244823 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method: The magnetic resonance imaging apparatus further comprises storing means for storing a first set of information representing an inhomogeneous distribution of the static magnetic field generated depending on the characteristic of the static magnetic field generating means and a second set of information representing an inhomogeneous distribution of the static... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100244830 - Magnetic resonance method and device to differentiate among pixels representing a silicon-dominated substance, water-dominated tissue and fat-dominated tissue: In a magnetic resonance method and device for automatic differentiation of respective pixels as representing either a silicon-dominated substance, or fat-dominated tissue, or water-dominated tissue, a first magnetic resonance signal and a second magnetic resonance signal are acquired per pixel, wherein the first magnetic resonance signal per pixel is acquired... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100244829 - Magnetic resonance projection angiography with continuous table displacement: In a method and apparatus for contiguous large imaging in magnetic resonance tomography given continuous table displacement and per-segment, para-sagittal and/or para-coronal FOV relative to the table displacement direction, a sagittal and/or coronal magnetic resonance tomography overview image is/are acquired with table displacement direction in the longitudinal direction of the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100244827 - Simultaneous excitation and acquisition in magnetic resonance: wherein n is the running number of a time-domain signal point, α is the running number of a discrete image or spectral element, Pm is the m-th discrete element of the RF excitation pulse in the time-domain, and Φ(n,m,α) is the phase accrued by the transverse nuclear magnetisation related to... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20100244825 - System and method of parallel imaging with calibration to a virtual coil: A method for generating a magnetic resonance (MR) image includes acquiring calibration data from each of a plurality of RF source coils. Calibration data for a virtual coil is generated based on the calibration data from the plurality of RF source coils and a set of synthesis weights is generated... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100244834 - Automated fiber tracking of human brain white matter using diffusion tensor imaging: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, comprising: a MRI scanner; a signal processing system in communication with the magnetic resonance imaging scanner to receive magnetic resonance (MR) signals for forming magnetic resonance images of a subject under observations; a data storage unit in communication with the signal processing system, wherein... Agent: Venable LLP

20100244836 - Interleaved gradient coil for magnetic resonance imaging: Gradient coils for generating gradient magnetic fields in a magnetic resonance imaging system are provided. In one embodiment, a gradient coil for a magnetic resonance imaging system may include a plurality of turns formed generally in a figure-eight. The figure-eight may form a first section configured to overly a section... Agent: Ge Healthcare C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20100244837 - Liquid dielectric gradient coil system and method: Magnetic resonance imaging systems having gradient coil assemblies employing a liquid dielectric medium are provided. In one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging system includes a gradient coil assembly with a plurality of gradient coils. In the gradient coil assembly, at least two of the gradient coils are electrically separated from... Agent: Ge Healthcare C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20100244839 - Power transmitting apparatus: A power transmitting apparatus includes: a first magnetic resonance coil that externally transmits power as energy through magnetic resonance; a first power transmitting-and-receiving unit that supplies power to at least the first magnetic resonance coil; a second magnetic resonance coil that accepts the magnetic field energy through magnetic resonance occurring... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100244838 - Rf coil assembly for mri using differently shaped and/or sized coils: A radio frequency coil assembly is provided that includes a first radio frequency coil for receiving a magnetic resonance signal from a tested body; a second radio frequency coil for receiving a magnetic resonance signal from the tested body; and a third radio frequency coil for receiving a magnetic resonance... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100244835 - Thin extended-cavity rf coil for mri: Systems and methods for reducing an amount of space occupied by a radio frequency coil assembly in a magnetic resonance imaging system are provided. In one embodiment, a radio frequency coil assembly for a magnetic resonance imaging system includes a radio frequency coil disposed cylindrically around a patient space and... Agent: Ge Healthcare C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20100244840 - Using s-parameter measurements to manage sar and transmit gain: Systems and methods for controlling a magnetic resonance imaging system are provided. In one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging system includes a radio frequency coil with a plurality of conductive coil elements, control circuitry that determines, based at least in part on a measurement of scattering parameters, a plurality of... Agent: Ge Healthcare C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20100244841 - Non-planar antennae for directional resistivity logging: A downhole measurement tool includes at least one non-planar antenna configured for transmitting and/or receiving electromagnetic radiation. The non-planar antenna includes at least one non-planar loop of antenna wire deployed about a tool body. In one exemplary embodiment, the non-planar antenna may be thought of as being bi-planar in that... Agent: Smith International, Inc. Patent Services

20100244842 - Apparatus and method for removing anisotropy effect from directional resistivity measurements: A directional resistivity tool includes at least one receiver deployed axially asymmetrically between at least one pair of transmitters. The transmitters are configured to transmit electromagnetic waves at first and second correspondingly distinct frequencies f1 and f2 such that: f1/f2=L2/L1, where L1 and L2 represent the corresponding axial distances between... Agent: Smith International, Inc. Patent Services

20100244843 - Geophysical prospecting using rotationally invariant parameters of natural electromagnetic fields: A geophysical survey method and system that comprises: measuring along multiple axes at multiple locations within a survey area magnetic field components of a low frequency magnetic field resulting from naturally occurring electromagnetic sources using a first sensor system; measuring along multiple axes magnetic field components of a low frequency... Agent: Francesca Spiotta

20100244844 - Device and method for detecting a street lamp fault: A device for detecting a fault of at least one street lamp of a plurality of street lamps which are connectable in common to an AC power supply is proposed. The proposed device allows detecting whether a fault has occurred based on obtaining measures representative of the total active and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100244845 - Current integrating circuit device and secondary battery package using the same: A current integrating circuit device, including a current sensor to detect a current flowing through a current path, a first-order lag filter to filter an output of the current sensor, an A/D converter to convert an analog signal filtered by the first-order lag filter into a digital signal, and a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100244846 - Method for determining the state of health of a battery: A method for determining the state of health (SOH) of a battery is provided in which cell impedance is determined continuously, and including determining one or more confidence coefficients that depend on one or several variables selected from cell current, temperature or state of charge or their derivatives or integrals... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100244847 - Battery monitoring system: A battery monitoring system, comprises a battery state detection circuit that detects battery states of a plurality of battery cells that are connected in series, based on respective cell voltages of the plurality of battery cells, and a control circuit that monitors state of a battery cell, based on each... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100244848 - System for testing connections between chips: In accordance with an aspect of the application, there is provided a system for testing, including a first chip, a second chip, and first and second connections. The first connection is configured to couple a first pin of the first chip to a first pin of the second chip, and... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100244849 - Electric vehicle with ground fault detecting system: An electric vehicle incorporates a ground fault detecting system for preventing a ground fault detector from detecting a ground fault in error. First and second ground fault detectors are associated respectively with first and second ungrounded power supplies which generate respective different voltages. Since the first and second ground fault... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100244850 - Electric vehicle with ground fault detecting system: An electric vehicle incorporates a ground fault detecting system and has first and second ungrounded power supplies. The ground fault detecting system includes a first insulation resistance detector for detecting a first insulation resistance of the first ungrounded power supply with respect to a grounded region of the electric vehicle,... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100244851 - Fault direction determination: The invention concerns a method and computer program product for determining the direction of fault in an electrical power system as well as to a fault handling device. In the fault handling device the voltage at a measurement node of the power system is measured, the phase (φPF) of this... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100244853 - Method and apparatus for diagnosing an integrated circuit: System and method for diagnosing failures within an integrated circuit is provided. In an embodiment, the apparatus includes a diagnostic cell coupled in series with a buffer chain. The diagnostic cell includes a plurality of logic operators that when activated invert a signal received from the buffer chain. The inversion... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20100244852 - Test apparatus, calibration method, program, and recording medium: Provided is a test apparatus, a calibration method, a program causing a computer to perform as a test apparatus, and a recording medium storing the program. The test apparatus includes a response characteristic detecting section that detects a difference between a response time of the comparator for a rising waveform... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100244854 - Semiconductor device and interface board for testing the same: A semiconductor device includes a common probing pad; an internal voltage generation unit having a plurality of internal voltage generation blocks configured to generate a plurality of internal voltages; and a probing voltage selection unit configured to transfer an internal voltage selected from the internal voltages to the common probing... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC

20100244855 - Microdevice for the in situ detection of particles of interest in a fluid medium and operating method: s

20100244856 - Obstacle detecting system and obstacle detecting device: An obstacle detecting system having leakage coaxial cables laid on at both the sides of an obstacle monitoring district and an obstacle detecting device for emitting electrical waves from one of the leakage coaxial cables laid on at both the sides to the other leakage coaxial cable and detecting an... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100244857 - Fuel property sensor: In a fuel property sensor, a pair of first and second electrodes is arranged in a fuel chamber to measure an electric capacitance, thereby detecting a mixing ratio of alcohol to gasoline in a fuel of the fuel chamber. An outer wall surface of the first electrode is exposed in... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100244859 - Deconvolution-based capacitive touch detection circuit and method: A capacitance measuring system includes analog-digital circuitry (15) coupled to row conductors (2i) and column conductors (3i) of a touch screen panel (13A) for producing a first digital signal (DATA) representative of cross-coupling capacitances (CSENij). Row drive circuitry (45) superimposes charge transfers from cross-coupling capacitances of the row conductors to... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100244858 - Embedded sar based active gain capacitance measurement system and method: A system for measuring a capacitor (CSENj) precharges a CDAC (23) in a SAR converter (17) to a reference voltage (VAZ) and also precharges a first terminal (3-j) of the capacitor to another reference voltage (GND). During a measurement phase, the CDAC is coupled between an output and an input... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100244860 - Capacitive anti-pinch means and method for operating an anti-pinch means: A capacitive anti-pinch means with a first electrode (2) and a second electrode (3), wherein the first electrode (2) and the second electrode (3) form the electrodes of one sensor, is, as regards a measurement which is independent of a ground potential (M1), characterized in that the first electrode (2)... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100244861 - Plasma monitoring method: A plasma monitoring method measures in-situ a resistance of a side wall in a particular pattern and a current flowing in the side wall in the pattern. A monitoring system has two sensors in a plasma chamber. Each sensor has an upper electrode and a lower electrode. An external resistance... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20100244862 - Analysis tool: The present invention relates to an analysis tool including a reagent portion and electrodes. The electrodes include a porous conductive portion where the reagent portion is formed. The porous conductive section is formed by, for instance, coating at least a part of a surface and an inner surface of a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100244863 - Fluid sensor, refrigerant leakage detection device, refrigeration system, and refrigerant leakage detection method: It is possible to detect refrigerant leakage while pinpointing the location where refrigerant leakage is occurring in a refrigerant circuit of a refrigeration system. A fluid sensor (8) is a fluid sensor for detecting refrigerant leakage from a refrigerant circuit (10), wherein the fluid sensor includes a sensor main body... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100244864 - Method for detecting electromagnetic wave: A method for detecting an electromagnetic wave includes: providing a carbon nanotube structure including a plurality of carbon nanotubes arranged along a same direction. The carbon nanotube structure is irradiated by an electromagnetic wave to be measured. The resistance of the carbon nanotube structure irradiated by the electromagnetic wave is... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100244865 - Voltage measurements of electrically conducting elements in systems for controlling electrical processes: A voltage measurement device for connection to a primary voltage dividing element provided between ground and an electrically conducting element in a system for controlling an electrical process and such a system. The device includes at least one first branch of secondary voltage dividing elements, where the branch is adapted... Agent: Venable LLP

20100244870 - Dopant profile measurement module, method and apparatus: An apparatus comprises: a first signal source; a dopant profile measurement module (DPPM) configured to receive a portion of the signal from the signal source; a probe tip connected to the reflective coupler; a load connected in parallel with the probe tip; and a second signal source connected to a... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20100244869 - Probe for electrical inspection, method for fabricating the same, and method for fabricating a semiconductor device: An aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided An electrical inspection probe, including, a leading end portion of the electrical inspection probe, the leading end portion contacting with a solder bump located outward the electrical inspection probe, a base material configured at the leading end portion, the base material... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100244867 - Structures and processes for fabrication of probe card assemblies with multi-layer interconnect: Based upon a layout of a semiconductor wafer comprising a plurality of integrated circuits at pre-defined locations, each integrated circuit comprising a set of electrical connection pads, a probe chip contactor is established, having a unit standard cell on the probe side of the probe chip to correspond to each... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100244866 - System for testing an integrated circuit of a device and its method of use: A method of testing an integrated circuit of a device is described. Air is allowed through a fluid line to modify a size of a volume defined between the first and second components of an actuator to move a contactor support structure relative to the apparatus and urge terminals on... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100244868 - Wireless clamp-on current probe: A Wireless Clamp-on Current Probe and an embedded system which includes a digital RF transceiver allows for remote test and measurement equipment to receive data from a current probe without regard to cabling issues such as size, physical wear, weight, cost, electrical noise, losses and more. Such a current probe... Agent: Thomas F. Lenihan Tektronix, Inc.

20100244874 - test structure and probe for differential signals: A test structure including a differential gain cell and a differential signal probe include compensation for the Miller effect reducing the frequency dependent variability of the input impedance of the test structure.... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100244873 - Apparatus and method of testing singulated dies: An exemplary die carrier is disclosed. In some embodiments, the die carrier can hold a plurality of singulated dies while the dies are tested. The dies can be arranged on the carrier in a pattern that facilities testing the dies. The carrier can be configured to allow interchangeable interfaces to... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie

20100244872 - Inspection socket and method of producing the same: An inspection socket configured to connect an electrode terminal of an object to be inspected and a wiring of a wiring board, includes: a metal block including a first surface to be opposed to the object to be inspected and a second surface to be opposed to the wiring board,... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100244871 - Space transformer connector printed circuit board assembly: Space transformer connectors for coupling printed circuit boards and/or other electrical connections are disclosed. A scalar design of a multilayer space transformer connector allows for a variety of pad-array field connections. A conductive elastomer interface provides for repeated and consistent coupling and decoupling of the space transformer connector.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100244876 - Method for setting contact parameter and recording medium having program for setting contact parameter recorded thereon: Disclosed is a method to set contact parameters, which can simulate the entire contact process of devices of a semiconductor wafer with probes while visually checking the contact parameters. The method includes preparing a coordinate graph including a time axis and a height axis, and setting contact parameters of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100244875 - Scrub inducing compliant electrical contact: The contact assembly having a contact member with a contact tip positioned within holes in a test socket or probe plate wherein the contact tip or the hole in the probe plate or test socket has a cam surface to provide lateral movement of the contact tip across a surface... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100244877 - Method and apparatus for controlling position of z-axis for wafer prober: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for controlling the Z axis position of a wafer prober. The apparatus includes a first sensor unit (316) including a plurality of pressure sensors distributed and installed between a Z axis support plate, for supporting a Z axis transferring unit (315),... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100244879 - Apparatus for mass die testing: A test system for testing a large number of dice on a semiconductor wafer without repositioning test probes is disclosed. The test system includes a set of dice under test (DUT) connected together by a plurality of signal buses formed on a semiconductor wafer, at least one test die designed... Agent: K&l Gates LLPIPDocketing

20100244878 - Pll burn-in circuit and semiconductor integrated circuit: A gate terminal of a diode-connected transistor (13) which has the same polarity as a voltage-to-current conversion transistor (11) in a voltage-controlled oscillator (10) is connected to a gate terminal of the transistor (11) through a switch (12a), and a current supply (14) is connected to a drain terminal of... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100244882 - Burn-in test method and system: A method for performing a burn-in test of a metal wire for a signal transmission of a semiconductor device including driving a first terminal of the metal wire with a first voltage and forming a current path in the metal wire by driving a second terminal of the metal wire... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC

20100244883 - Compensation for voltage drop in automatic test equipment: Providing reliable testing of a device under test (DUT) by compensating for a reduced voltage inside the device without changing the internal circuitry of the device. The DUT has multiple connection terminals for connecting to the test equipment including at least first and second power connection terminals that both connect... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.

20100244880 - Test apparatus and driver circuit: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test, comprising a driver circuit that generates an output signal according to a prescribed input pattern, and supplies the output signal to the device under test; and a measuring section that measures a response signal output by the device under... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100244881 - Transmission characteristics measurement apparatus, transmission characteristics measurement method, and electronic device: Provided is a transfer characteristic measurement apparatus that measures a transfer characteristic of a circuit under test between input and output, comprising a test signal input section that generates a test signal by adding together a carrier signal having a prescribed frequency and an additional signal having a frequency that... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100244884 - Test apparatus and driver circuit: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test, comprising a driver circuit that generates an output signal according to a prescribed input pattern and supplies the output signal to the device under test; and a measuring section that judges acceptability of the device under test by measuring... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100244886 - State detection device for power supply system: A state detection device for power supply system comprises: a measurement unit that obtains current, voltage, and temperature at a chargeable and dischargeable power storage unit as measurement values; a storage unit that stores property information of the power storage unit; an arithmetic unit that uses different methods to calculate... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100244885 - Under-voltage and over-voltage detection circuit and driving method thereof: The low-voltage and over-voltage detection circuit according to the present invention receives a power source voltage, generates a shift voltage by shifting the received voltage to a predetermined level, and fixes the shift voltage as a clamping voltage when the shift voltage is higher than a predetermined clamping voltage. The... Agent: Okamoto & Benedicto, LLP

20100244887 - Method for detecting a step loss condition: A method for detecting and correcting for a step loss condition. A back electromagnetic force signal is measured and compared to a reference voltage. The motor continues operating and the back electromagnetic force signal is measured again and compared to the reference voltage. If the measured levels of the back... Agent: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC Intellectual Property Dept. - A700

09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100237850 - Device and method for testing food quality: The device for testing food quality is a device for measuring the state of decay of a piece of food based upon measured electrical potential. The device includes a needle probe having an outer cylindrical shell formed from a first metal, such as stainless steel, and a wire mounted coaxially... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20100237851 - system for complex impedance measurement: A measurement system is provided for measuring a complex transfer function of a system under test. The measurement system comprises a signal source for generating an input signal to be applied to the system under test, a signal detection device for detecting a response signal of the system under test... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100237852 - Method for determining the phases in a multi-phase electrical system and device for the implementation thereof: A method and device for determining the phases in a multi-phase electrical system includes detecting a first waveform on a phase of the multi-phase system In a first position of the multi-phase electrical system timed data is stored, synchronized with the first waveform. A second waveform is detected in a... Agent: Waddey & Patterson, P.C.

20100237853 - Current measuring device: A current sensor is provided for non-invasively measuring electrical current in an electrical conductor. The current sensor includes a housing having a Hall effect device and circuitry for transmitting a signal indicative of the current flowing through the electrical conductor. The current sensor includes a base having a surface for... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100237854 - Electromagnetic profiling to validate electronic device authenticity: Counterfeit electronic devices are detected by comparing a thermal profile of the counterfeit device and an authentic device under predetermined operating conditions. A thermal profile for an authentic electronic device is recorded executing an instruction set over time, such as with static infrared images at predetermined times, video infrared images... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Austin

20100237855 - Protective system for a multiple channel transformer probe: The invention provides a transformer probe for sensing movement of a body of magnetic material, having multiple output channels wherein the output in each output channel is substantially unaffected by faults in other output channels. The transformer probe comprises a magnetically energisable pole piece, a sensing circuit comprising an electrical... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100237856 - Arrangement for contactlessly measuring a position using a magnetoresistive sensor, and method for operating the arrangement: The disclosure relates to an arrangement for contactlessly measuring a position using a magnetoresistive sensor, the displacement-proportional transfer characteristic of which has a plurality of ranges which are suitable for a position measurement and associated characteristic curve sections of which have both positive and negative gradients. The arrangement can be... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100237857 - Stringline and cross-level gauge: A tool and method for inspecting a track having a first rail and a second rail. The tool has a first mounting device which is attached to a first rail of the track. A cord attached to the mounting device is tensioned and positioning the cord in a proper position,... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC

20100237858 - Magnetic field measurement device: A magnetic field measurement device includes: a magneto-optical sensor that measures a first axial component of a magnetic field in the direction of a first axis that is arbitrarily set in the magnetic field that is to be measured; and a second magneto-optical sensor that measures a second axial component... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100237859 - Circuitry, systems and methods for detecting magnetic fields: Circuitry for detecting magnetic fields includes a first magnetoresistive sensor and a second magnetoresistive sensor configured to form a gradiometer. The circuitry includes a digital signal processor and a first feedback loop coupled between the first magnetoresistive sensor and the digital signal processor. A second feedback loop which is discrete... Agent: Traskbritt / Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

20100237860 - Continuous wettability logging based on nmr measurements: A method for utilizing received formation data to determine one or more fluid instance such as reservoir wettability while in one of a subterranean environment or a surface environment. The method comprising: (a) obtaining at least one set of formation data wherein the set of formation data includes magnetic resonance... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department

20100237861 - Method for mapping of the radio frequency field amplitude in a magnetic resonance imaging system using adiabatic excitation pulses: A method for determining the spatial distribution of the magnitude of the radio frequency transmission field B1 in a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, wherein the method comprises performing an MRI experiment in which a B1-sensitive complex image (SI) of a sample is obtained, wherein the phase distribution within the B1-sensitive... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20100237866 - Magnetic resonance contrast using fictitious field relaxation: A system includes a signal generator and a processor. The signal generator is configured to couple with a magnetic resonance transmitter coil. The processor is configured to execute instructions to control the signal generator. The instructions include forming a sequence of waveforms. The sequence is configured to generate spin relaxation... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100237864 - Magnetic resonance method and apparatus to generate an image using a parallel acquisition technique: In a magnetic resonance method and apparatus to generate images by a parallel acquisition technique an excitation pulse is radiated into an examination subject, and a first echo train is generated after the excitation pulse, wherein the first echo train densely scans a segment of k-space to be scanned for... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100237865 - Magnetic resonance method and apparatus to generate an image using a parallel acquisition technique: In a magnetic resonance a method and apparatus to generate images by a parallel acquisition technique, a first echo train is generated after a first excitation pulse, wherein the first echo train sufficiently densely scans a segment of k-space to be scanned for an acquisition of coil calibration data. Coil... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100237863 - Method and device for controlling acquisition of magnetic resonance data in a magnetic resonance apparatus: In a method and a device to control the workflow of an MR measurement in a magnetic resonance system, a predetermined volume segment is subdivided into parallel slices with a predetermined slice interval and measured with a continuous table feed. Apart from a start phase and an end phase of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100237862 - Mitigating off-resonance angle in steady-state coherent imaging: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with mitigating off-resonance angle in steady-state coherent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are described. One example method includes accessing a B0 map and a coil sensitivity profile associated with an MRI apparatus configured to produce a steady-state coherent MRI sequence to image an object. The... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay

20100237867 - Arrangements and method for shimming a magnetic field: A shim arrangement for increasing the homogeneity of a magnetic field within a homogeneous field region, comprising: shim channels extending within a volume between a magnetic field generator and the homogeneous field region; at least one piece of shim material located within each shim channel; an arrangement for moving each... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100237868 - Apparatus for low ac loss thermal shielding and method of making same: A apparatus for low AC loss thermal shielding includes a plurality of thermally conducting fibers positioned along a desired direction of heat conduction. The fibers are electrically insulated from each other. The fibers are bonded together with a matrix, and a thermal link connects the bonded fibers to a cryogenic... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100237869 - Controlling multi-channel transmitter effects on specific absorption rate: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with controlling the specific absorption rate (SAR) in a patient associated with a conductor are described. The conductor may be, for example, a wire associated with a pacemaker, a wire associated with a neurostimulator, an orthopaedic device, and so on. One example method includes... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay

20100237870 - Geophysical prospecting using electric and magnetic components of natural electromagnetic fields: A geophysical survey system comprising: a first sensor system towed by an aircraft, having at least one airborne sensor for measuring electric components of a low frequency natural electromagnetic field in a survey area; a second sensor system for positioning at a fixed position on the ground during a survey,... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP

20100237871 - Pipe survey method using uwb signal: A method of surveying the condition of an underground enclosure including the steps of (a) positioning at least one transmitter/receiver unit (including an antenna) within an underground, substantially nonconductive enclosure, such that a substantial air gap exists between the antenna and the inner wall of the enclosure; (b) transmitting an... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.

20100237872 - Apparatus and method for sensing leakage current of battery: An apparatus for sensing a leakage current of a battery comprises a floating capacitor charged with voltage detected from a cathode or anode terminal of a battery, a cathode terminal selection switching unit for selecting a voltage detection path for the cathode terminal and charging the floating capacitor with a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100237873 - Circuit arrangement having a battery cascade: In an electrical device, in which the load is supplied by a battery cascade, the voltages of the batteries of the battery cascade must be measured with high precision in order to start charge equalization and prevent undervoltages or overvoltages, wherein if possible favorable components should be used simultaneously. This... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100237874 - Ionization vacuum gauge: An ionization vacuum gauge includes a cathode electrode, a gate electrode, and an ion collector. The cathode electrode includes a base and a field emission film disposed thereon. The gate electrode is disposed adjacent to the cathode electrode with a distance therebetween. The ion collector is disposed adjacent to the... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100237875 - Unified brake and light tester: A portable diagnostic device for checking electrical signalling systems of for example tractors and their trailers. The device has several receptacles for connection to a corresponding receptacle or pin connector of a trailer. One electrical circuit includes switches for energizing individual signalling or other circuits of the trailer individually, and... Agent: Antony C. Edwards

20100237876 - Method of self monitoring and self repair for a semiconductor ic: A method for self repair of a semiconductor IC is presented. An IC state is set to test/repair mode upon powering up the IC. Fuse data is loaded from an e-fuse module. Defects or faults are detected by employing a built in self test (BIST) module. The IC self repairs... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20100237878 - Leak current calculation apparatus and method for calculating leak current: A leak current calculation apparatus includes an acquiring section for acquiring partial circuit information, and a grouping section for forming a plurality of groups each comprising a part of the partial circuits connected with each other and for generating group information. The apparatus includes a leak difference value calculating section... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100237877 - System open-circuit testing method: A system open testing method is provided. Firstly, a system to be tested having at least an ESD protection unit, a signal input pad, a first voltage level end, and a second voltage level end is provided, wherein the first voltage level end and the second voltage level end are... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm

20100237879 - Method and apparatus for improving yield ratio of testing: A method and apparatus for improving yield ratio of testing are disclosed. The method includes the following steps. First of all, devices are tested and electromagnetic interference is measured. Next, the test results are examined for whether the devices pass the test or not. Then, electromagnetic interference data are examined... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20100237881 - Calibration method for inertial drive actuator, and inertial drive actuator device: A calibration method for inertial drive actuator of driving a target moving body among a plurality of moving bodies to move by inertia between a first movement limit position and a second movement limit position in relation to an oscillating plate that is moved to reciprocate by a moving member,... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100237880 - Capacitive sensors for nano-positioning and methods of using the same: Symmetrical differential capacitive sensors are disclosed. Methods of making and using symmetrical differential capacitive sensors are also disclosed.... Agent: Withers & Keys, LLC

20100237882 - Switching configuration for determining the capacitance of a capacitive sensor element: A circuit arrangement for determining a capacitance of a capacitive sensor element (C1) comprises a square-wave voltage source (10) which is designed to output a square-wave voltage (UR) at an output connection (11), a sensor branch via which the square-wave voltage is applied to the sensor element, and an amplifier... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100237883 - Electrical detection and quantification of cesium derivatives: c

20100237884 - Integrated switchless programmable attenuator and low noise amplifier: An integrated receiver with channel selection and image rejection substantially implemented on a single CMOS integrated circuit is described. A receiver front end provides programmable attenuation and a programmable gain low noise amplifier. Frequency conversion circuitry advantageously uses LC filters integrated onto the substrate in conjunction with image reject mixers... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100237885 - Label-free sensor: A label-free sensor is disclosed. The label-free sensor comprises a substrate, a first electrode formed on the substrate, a second electrode formed on the substrate and spaced away from the first electrode, and a semiconductor layer formed on the substrate and is in contact with the first electrode and the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100237886 - Probe card: A probe card is provided. The probe card can serialize, analogise and divide a digital signal by a parallel-to-serial converter, a parallel-to-serial converter, and a power divided unit respectively. The probe card can increase signal channels, and is not restricted by signal channels of a tester to test more DUTs... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20100237887 - Microelectronic contactor assembly, structures thereof, and methods of constructing same: A plurality of inserts are anchored in holes or recesses in a probe head. Shafts are coupled to the inserts, and adjustable multi-part fasteners are attached to the shafts and to a stiffener. The multi-part fasteners are operated to move the shafts and couple the probe head, the stiffener, and... Agent: Gregory W. Osterloth Holland & Hart, LLP

20100237888 - Probe head for a microelectronic contactor assembly, and methods of making same: Microelectronic contactors on a probe contactor substrate, or adhesive elements on a probe contactor or space transformer substrate, are protected by a sacrificial material as 1) the microelectronic contactors or adhesive elements are planarized, or 2) a surface of the substrate on which the microelectronic contactors or adhesive elements are... Agent: Gregory W. Osterloth Holland & Hart, LLP

20100237889 - Probe head for a microelectronic contactor assembly, the probe head having smt electronic components thereon: A probe head for a microelectronic contactor assembly includes a space transformer substrate and a probe contactor substrate. Surface mount technology (SMT) electronic components are positioned close to conductive elements on the probe contactor substrate by placing the SMT electronic components in cavities in the probe contactor substrate, which cavities... Agent: Gregory W. Osterloth Holland & Hart, LLP

20100237892 - Flexible substrate, electro-optical device, and electronic device: A flexible substrate includes a substrate body; a plurality of lines that are arranged on the substrate body; a plurality of connection terminals that are arranged on an end portion of the substrate body and electrically connected to the respective lines; an integrated circuit that is arranged on the substrate... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20100237891 - Method, apparatus and system of parallel ic test: A method, apparatus and system for integrated circuit testing, wherein a plural number of devices under test (DUTs) and a plural number of comparison apparatuses are placed on a common substrate. The DUTs all operate under the same input stimulation and each produce its own operation output. The outputs are... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100237890 - System that measures characteristics of output signal: A system including a first circuit and a second circuit. The first circuit includes analog components configured to receive an input signal and provide an output signal based on the input signal. The second circuit is configured to measure characteristics of the output signal to test the first circuit. At... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20100237894 - Method to determine needle mark and program therefor: Disclosed is a method to determine a needle mark, which can more accurately determine whether marks formed on electrode pads of devices are probe needle marks, thereby significantly reducing misdetermination of the marks as the probe needle marks. The method includes giving scores, which are used to determine the quality... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100237893 - Semiconductor test apparatus and test method for semiconductor device: A semiconductor test apparatus comprising: a contact-resistance calculating unit that calculates contact resistance of a measuring jig using power supply current and internal voltage obtained when power supply voltage is applied; a regression-expression calculating unit that calculates a stationary time power supply current characteristic expression using the power supply current... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group

20100237895 - System and method for characterizing solar cell conversion performance and detecting defects in a solar cell: A system and method for characterizing the solar cell conversion performance and detecting a defect in a solar cell includes applying an optical test signal to the solar cell using the multiple-scanning method, measuring the solar cell photocurrent in response to the solar cell illumination by the multiple-scanning method, and... Agent: Kyo Young Chung

20100237896 - Liquid crystal display device and manufacturing method thereof: A liquid crystal display panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer formed between the first substrate and the second substrate. A pixel area is formed on the first substrate, and a driver is formed on the substrate and electrically connected with the pixel area.... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100237897 - Overcurrent detecting circuit and power supply device: An overcurrent detecting circuit includes a comparison transistor, a constant current source circuit, and a comparison circuit. The comparison transistor includes a gate and a drain respectively connected to a gate and a drain of a main transistor provided in a power circuit. The comparison transistor is used for comparison... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20100237898 - Overcurrent detecting circuit and power supply device: An overcurrent detecting circuit includes a comparison transistor, a constant current source circuit, a subtraction circuit, and a comparison circuit. The comparison transistor is used for comparison with a main transistor provided in the power circuit. The constant current source circuit supplies a constant current to the comparison transistor. The... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP

09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100231194 - Method and device for monitoring plasma discharges: A method and a device (MON) for monitoring plasma-discharges during a surface treatment process are described. In this process electrodes within a gaseous medium are provided with an alternating voltage (UHV) for generating plasma. The monitoring device (MON) has a detector device (M1) for detecting a measurement signal (I) generated... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby

20100231195 - Measurement apparatus, reproduction apparatus, and measurement method: A measurement apparatus includes a moving average calculation section and a convergence judgment section. The moving average calculation section calculates a moving average by inputting a phase error between a phase of an input signal and a target phase, that is detected by a phase-locked loop circuit. The convergence judgment... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100231196 - Service life indicator for chemical filters: A method is provided for indicating the useful service life of a gas filtration and purification system comprising steps of embedding two or more mass-responsive electronic sensors (e.g., surface acoustic wave devices) in a sorbent bed of a filtration cartridge, wherein the mass-responsive electronic sensors are coated with a non-conductive... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC

20100231197 - Digital multimeter having visible light communication port: A digital multimeter can be monitored from a remote location via an on-board light source such as a backlight LED. The digital multimeter has memory, a processor operatively coupled to the memory, a light operatively coupled to the processor and the memory and a light sensitive sensor operatively coupled to... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPIPDepartment

20100231198 - Current measuring device: A current sensor is provided for non-invasively measuring electrical current in an electrical conductor. The current sensor includes a housing having a Hall effect device and circuitry for transmitting a signal indicative of the current flowing through the electrical conductor. The current sensor includes a base having a surface for... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100231199 - Oscilloscope probe: In an oscilloscope probe with a transistor amplifier constructed on a semiconductor substrate using integrated circuit technology, at least one part of the input-voltage divider is also constructed together with the amplifier using integrated-circuit technology on the semiconductor substrate.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100231200 - Electrical coil and manufacruring process therefor: An electrical current sensor is disclosed having conducting coil portion and an insulating body portion, the conducting coil portion comprising a coil portion with one or more helical windings made of a wire conductor and encircling a central cavity. Adjacent windings are separated by a dielectrically effective gap, wherein the... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20100231201 - Low mass driveshaft speed sensor assembly: A speed sensor assembly comprises: a driveshaft with a driveshaft axis, a sensing portion of the driveshaft having an axial bore along the driveshaft axis and multiple axial slots radially spaced around the sensing portion that penetrate through the driveshaft into the axial bore; and at least one electromagnetic sensor... Agent: Stephen George Mican

20100231202 - Magnetic field detector having a variable threshold: Apparatus for detecting a passing magnetic article includes a peak detector providing a detector output signal that changes state when the magnetic field signal differs from a magnetic field tracking signal by more than a threshold offset amount. The threshold offset amount is dynamically variable in response to detection of... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100231203 - Temperature and drift compensation in magnetoresistive sensors: Double modulation of a magnetoresistive sensor entails modulating both an excitation (e.g., voltage or current) applied to the sensor and a tickling magnetic field applied to the sensor. The excitation and magnetic field are modulated at different frequencies fc and ff, respectively. As a result of the double modulation, the... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20100231204 - Low hysteresis sensor: A sensor comprises a magnetic field source, at least one flux conducting soft magnetic element with at least one air gap and at least one magnetic field sensor located in the air gap and measuring a change of the magnetic field of the magnetic field source. The flux conducting soft... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100231205 - Position sensor with variable direction of magnetization and method of production: A magnetic sensor of rotary, linear, or curvilinear displacement using at least one permanent magnet and at least one magnetosensitive element, which can move with respect to one another. The magnet exhibits a direction of magnetization that varies continuously along the direction of displacement, with the exclusion of a diametral... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100231206 - Induction detecting type rotary encoder: An induction detecting type rotary encoder includes: a stator; a rotor configured to be rotated with respect to a rotary shaft; a first transmitting coil; a second transmitting coil; a first receiving coil; a second receiving coil; a first magnetic flux coupling body; and a second magnetic flux coupling body.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100231207 - Pressure distribution detector utilizing electromagnetic coupling: A pressure distribution detector is less influence by installation environment, that is, a pressure distribution detector that detection sensitivity or detection accuracy is less adversely affected even if the device is fitted not only to a flat surface but also a surface having an arbitrary shape such as a curved... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20100231209 - Testing an electrical component: Testing an electrical component, the component including a printed circuit board (‘PCB’) with a number of traces, the traces organized in pairs with each trace of a pair carrying current in opposite directions and separated from one another by a substrate layer of the PCB, where testing of the electrical... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP

20100231208 - Vibration and condition monitoring system and the parts thereof: A vibration and condition monitoring system with true digital signal processing based design, with very limited analog based general signal conditioning and integrated specific sensor conditioning and sensor power supply options. The device supports direct connection of eddy current probe systems to the module, due to a built-in driver and... Agent: Skf Usa Inc.

20100231210 - Eddy-current flaw detection method, eddy-current flaw detection device and eddy-current flaw detection probe: An eddy-current flaw detection device comprises a magnetic element group of which a specified number of magnetic elements are evenly spaced in each of at least two rows around the surface of a column shaped casing that can be inserted into a conductive pipe, with one row being located at... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100231211 - Magnetic sensor method and apparatus: A magnetic field sensing device comprising at least one magnetic sensor attached to a base structure, rotating member; and at least one flux concentrator mounted on the rotating member; whereby as the rotating member turns, the at least one flux concentrator shields the magnetic sensor so as to modulate the... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i

20100231212 - Magnetic detector and input device using the same: A magnetic detector includes a detecting section having a surface facing a magnetic body which moves and emits a magnetic flux. The detecting section includes plural magnetic sensors for detecting the magnetic flux. The magnetic sensors are arranged in a matrix form having three or more rows and three or... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100231214 - Detection of magnetic beads using a magnetoresistive device together with ferromagnetic resonance: A method and apparatus for detecting the presence of magnetic beads is disclosed. By providing both a static magnetic field and a magnetic field that alternates in the MHz range, or beyond, the bead can be excited into FMR (ferromagnetic resonance). The appearance of the latter is then detected by... Agent: Saile Ackerman LLC

20100231213 - Magnetoresistive sensor as temperature sensor: A detection system (100, 150) for qualitative or quantitative detection of a magnetic field property of a modulated magnetic field is described. The modulated magnetic field may e.g. stem from an adjacent electrical current (Iadj) or magnetic particles. The detection system (100, 150) comprises at least one magneto resistive sensor... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100231215 - Superconductor magnetic resonance imaging system and method (super-mri): Methods and apparatuses for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or magnetic resonance spectroscopy comprising a superconducting main magnet operable to generate a uniform magnetic field in an examination region, at least one superconducting gradient field coil operable to apply a respective at least one magnetic field gradient within the examination region,... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100231217 - Magnetic resonance method and apparatus to acquire multiple image data sets from a subject: t

20100231218 - Method for producing a magnetic resonance image of an object having a short t2 relaxation time: A method for producing a magnetic resonance image using an ultra-short echo time. The method includes applying a pulse sequence to an object, detecting a spirally encoded and phase encoded magnetic resonance signal associated with the object, and reconstructing the magnetic resonance image based on the spirally encoded and phase... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100231216 - Segmenting infarct in diffusion-weighted imaging volume: Methods (2900), apparatuses (3000), and computer program products for segmenting an infarct in a diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) volume are disclosed. A Region of Interest in at least one slice of the DWI volume is selected (2912). The ROI comprises at least a portion of the slice. A threshold for a... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20100231219 - Magnet arrangement for generating an nmr-compatible homogeneous permanent magnetic field: A magnet arrangement for generating an NMR-compatible homogeneous permanent magnetic field is described. The invention has two permanent magnets, referred to hereafter as main magnets, which each have a magnet pole surface area. The magnet pole surface areas are situated parallel and at a distance to one another, so that... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100231220 - Systems and methods for electromagnetic detection of a formation anomaly from a near bit location while drilling: A drill string is disposed in the borehole having a BHA and a drill bit advancing the borehole. Among other BHA components, including a telemetry unit and a data acquisition unit, in a surface-to-borehole configuration a receiver (or receiver array) is positioned immediately proximate the drill bit in the borehole,... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100231221 - Induction coil impedance modeling using equivalent circuit parameters: Methods and related systems are described for making an electromagnetic induction survey of a formation surrounding a cased section of a borehole. An electromagnetic transmitter and/or receiver is deployed into the cased section of the borehole. Electromagnetic survey measurements and impedance measurements relating to impedance of the transmitter and/or receiver... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100231222 - Very low noise magnetometer: Disclosed herein is a very low noise fundamental mode orthogonal fluxgate magnetometer. Also disclosed is a method of measuring a magnetic field, and an integrated magnetotelluric station that can measure X, Y, and Z components of a magnetic field.... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20100231223 - Instrument for measuring electromagnetic signals: A device and method for measuring electromagnetic signals that can be used to take measurements at or near the sea floor. The device comprises a central housing, a data management system located within the housing and at least two arms extending outwards from the housing. Each arm comprises a flexible... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100231224 - Method and system for calibrating streamer electrodes in a marine electromagnetic survey system: A marine electromagnetic sensor system includes a sensor cable having at least one electromagnetic sensor thereon. A first calibration electrode is disposed on the cable on one side of the sensor. A second calibration electrode is disposed on the cable on an opposite side of the sensor. A calibration power... Agent: Petroleum Geo-services, Inc.

20100231225 - Oil based mud imaging tool with common mode voltage compensation: An apparatus and method for minimizing the effects of a common mode voltage signal in downhole logging tools utilized to determine the resistivity of an adjacent portion of a borehole wall. Two current electrodes are energized by an excitation source to create an oscillatory electric field in a borehole wall.... Agent: Krueger Iselin LLP (1391)

20100231226 - Device and method for determining replacement of storage battery: A control unit (16) of a replacement determination device charges one or more battery modules (10) as determination targets, and measures the voltage change value of the battery module (10) in a predetermined period of time from the time of stoppage of charge by using a voltage measuring device (14).... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100231227 - Reliability evaluation circuit and reliability evaluation system: A reliability evaluation system comprises a reliability evaluation circuit and a reliability evaluation control circuit. The reliability evaluation circuit includes a stress device array and a stress voltage generating block configured to receive a control voltage, generate stress voltages generated by using two reference voltages, and apply the stress voltages... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20100231228 - High voltage electric cable: The present invention provides an electric cable comprising a conductor element, and successively around said conductor element: an electrically-insulating layer; a metal screen; and an outer protective sheath; the cable further comprising an extruded outer layer surrounding the outer protective sheath, said extruded outer layer being directly in contact with... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.

20100231229 - Leakage current compensation for high voltage transformers: A method and system for measuring and compensating for a leakage current in a high voltage transformer. Such a method and/or system include the use of a primary winding and a secondary winding, which can be provided on a core of a soft-magnetic material. A current transformer can be placed... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC

20100231230 - Calibration module shield and protection method: An apparatus and method for preventing access to calibration controls includes a primary cover including a connection device, an access opening and a first through hole. The primary cover is configured to exclude access to an underlying area. The access opening is located on the primary cover to permit access... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100231231 - Method for calibrating apparatuses for determining the moisture content of products based on capacitive measurements, and device for simulating the dielectric properties of products, such as wood, for use in this method: In turn, the device used in the method comprises at least a first receiving antenna (3), at least an electric terminal (4), in practice electrically connectable to the apparatus (2), and at least one adjustable impedance (5) for modifying the settings of the device (1), and which is electrically connected... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100231232 - Systems and methods to stir an electromagnetic (em) field: Systems and methods to stir an electromagnetic (EM) field of an EM reverberation chamber are disclosed. A particular system includes an EM reverberation chamber. The system also includes a transmit antenna and a receive antenna operable to generate an EM field within the EM reverberation chamber. The system further includes... Agent: Boeing (tlg) C/o Toler Law Group

20100231233 - Systems and methods for built in self test jitter measurement: An apparatus configured for built in self test (BIST) jitter measurement is described. The apparatus includes a time-to-voltage converter. The time-to-voltage converter generates a voltage signal proportional to timing jitter present in a clock/data signal input. The apparatus also includes feedback circuitry for the time-to-voltage converter. The feedback circuitry provides... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100231234 - Device and method for detecting direction of polarization of ferroelectric material: A device for detecting polarization direction of a ferroelectric is provided. From a measurement signal provided through a probe disposed in contact with or near the surface of a ferroelectric, a demodulation means generates a detection signal having a signal level corresponding to a capacitance change of the ferroelectric due... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100231235 - Resonance electric current detection system: A resonance electric current detection apparatus is disclosed. The above apparatus comprises a detection unit which detects an electric current by a resonance of an inductor L and a capacitor C and outputs to a control unit, and a control unit which controls an electric current detected by the detection... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100231236 - Integrated vswr detector for monolithic microwave integrated circuits: An integrated RF circuit is disclosed having an RF input port and an RF output port. The RF output port is for being coupled with a known impedance to an external circuit element such as an antenna. At least an RF circuit element is disposed along a propagation path between... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100231237 - Electronic circuit with a capacitive sensor for measuring a physical parameter and method of activating the electronic circuit: The electronic circuit (1) with a capacitive sensor (2) is used for measuring a physical parameter, such as an acceleration. The sensor includes two capacitors mounted in differential, whose common electrode (Cm) can move relative to each fixed electrode of the two capacitors to alter the capacitive value of each... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20100231238 - Proximity sensor and rotational operation detecting device: A proximity sensor for determining an approaching direction of an object is provided. Relative detection sensitivity is established in a first detection unit and a second detection unit such that a detection level of the first detection unit is greater than a detection level of the second detection unit when... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100231239 - Capacitance detector: A capaciatance detector is provided, which outputs an electric signal dependent on the capacitance present on an object to be measured. The capaciatance detector includes a measurement terminal to be disposed in contact with or in proximity to the object being measured; an impedance conversion circuit connected to the measurement... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100231241 - Capacitance measurement system and method: A capacitance measurement system precharges first terminals (21-0 . . . 21-k . . . 21-n) of a plurality of capacitors (25-0 . . . 25-k . . . 25), respectively, of a CDAC (capacitor digital-to-analog converter) (23) included in a SAR (successive approximation register) converter (17) to a first... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100231240 - Device for detecting a capacitance variation and capacitive sensor for detecting the presence of a user using such a device: A device for detecting a variation in the capacitance of a variable capacitive structure, wherein the device generates voltage pulses, charges the variable capacitive structure using the voltage pulses, discharges the variable capacitive structure toward a reference capacitor, detects a voltage threshold across the terminals of the reference capacitor, determines... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100231242 - Electronic sensing of biological and chemical agents using functionalized nanostructures: This invention provides for an apparatus and a method for detecting the presence of pathogenic agents with sensors containing functionalized nanostructures integrated into circuits on silicon chips. The nanostructures are functionalized with molecular transducers that recognize and bind targeted analytes which are diagnostic of the pathogenic agent of interest. The... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100231243 - Electrode holder for use on cattle and the like and on their carcasses: An electrode holder comprising a deck member with handle supporting a pair of penetrating electrodes to which a hypodermic syringe or needles may be connected and which may act as electrodes in a BIA system and/or in connection with making other electrical measurements.... Agent: Harold H. Flanders

20100231244 - Method and apparatus for measuring the percentage of fat trim and the percentage of saleable yield on cattle and the like and on their carcasses: means for providing a voltage difference across two or more penetrating electrodes; means for maintaining said electrodes in a fixed spatial relation and in good electrical contact with the tissue on which said measurements are to be made; means for measuring the impedance in the region of or between the... Agent: Harold H. Flanders

20100231245 - Aircraft potable water system: A sensing device (10) is provided for sensing whether an electrically-conductive fluid (14) has reached a predetermined level within a container (12). In this device (10), a first electrode (22) is electrically connected to a source (20) and a second electrode (24) is electrically connected to ground. When the electrode... Agent: Cindy Murphy LLC

20100231246 - Sensor apparatus for detecting a positional relationship between two members and method used for the sensor apparatus: A sensor apparatus for detecting a positional relationship includes a first electrode, an applying unit applying a charging signal with a first cycle period to the first electrode, a second electrode, a selecting unit selecting the first or second cycle period which have overlapped segment periods, an output unit outputting... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100231247 - Electrical specific resistivity probing robot: The present invention relates to an electrical specific resistivity probing robot, and it is directed to automatically measuring a three-dimensional electrical specific resistivity structure of an underground shallow region by installing a plurality of probing electrodes at regular intervals along a robot-moving caterpillar to measure difference of potentials of the... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100231248 - Socket, and test apparatus and method using the socket: An apparatus for testing electric characteristics of a test object including first connection terminals on a bottom surface and second connection terminals on a top surface, the apparatus comprises a test board comprising first pads on a predetermined surface; a socket configured to electrically connect the test object to the... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

20100231249 - Probe head structure for probe test cards: A probe head assembly for testing a device under test includes a plurality of test probes and a probe head structure. The probe head structure includes a guide plate and a template and supports a plurality of test probes that each includes a tip portion with a tip end for... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20100231250 - Pin electronics liquid cooled multi-module for high performance, low cost automated test equipment: In one embodiment, a channel board-to-DIB junction multi-module is provided which includes performance critical channel electronics modules within an enclosure encasing the plurality of performance critical channel electronics modules. A coolant distribution apparatus is provided within the enclosure to provide cooling within the enclosure. A channel board connection apparatus is... Agent: Teradyne, Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100231251 - Electrically conductive pins for microcircuit tester: The terminals of a device under test are temporarily electrically connected to corresponding contact pads on a load board by a series of electrically conductive pin pairs. The pin pairs are held in place by an interposer membrane that includes a top contact plate facing the device under test, a... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC

20100231253 - Method and apparatus for inspecting semiconductor device: The magnitude of an amplitude waveform of an electromagnetic wave generated when irradiating a pulse laser beam to a structure A including diffusion regions provided in the structure of a semiconductor device to be inspected is compared with the magnitude of an amplitude waveform of an electromagnetic wave radiated when... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20100231254 - Method for configuring combinational switching matrix and testing system for semiconductor devices using the same: A method for configuring a combinational switching matrix comprises the steps of setting a first switching module and a second switching module, coupling at least one of the output ports of the first switching module with at least one of the input ports of the second switching module to form... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100231252 - Testable integrated circuit and ic test method: An integrated circuit (200) comprises a functional block (130) conductively coupled to a supply rail (110) via one or more switches (115). The IC further comprises selection means (220) responsive to a test enable signal for activating the one or more switches (115) in a test mode of the IC... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100225299 - Wall scanner: Embodiments of the invention relate to a wall scanner that includes a housing, a plurality of sensors, a display, and a control section. The housing includes a handle portion and a body portion. The handle portion is adapted to receive a removable and rechargeable battery pack such as a high-voltage... Agent: Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP

20100225300 - Systems and methods of overvoltage and undervoltage detection: Systems and methods for overvoltage and undervoltage detection are provided. The disclosed systems and methods of overvoltage and undervoltage detection may be implemented with a fully differential circuit that includes a coarse comparator and a band gap based fine comparator. The coarse comparator may determine if the battery is closer... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100225301 - Device, method, program, and recording medium for error factor determination, and output correction device and reflection coefficient measurement device provided with the device: An error factor determination device includes an error factor recording unit which records error factors Eija in a signal generation system which includes a signal generation unit for generating a signal and an output terminal for outputting the signal, a reflection coefficient deriving unit which derives a reflection coefficient Xm... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100225302 - Measured-signal repetition frequency detection method, and sampling apparatus and waveform observation system using the method: In a method of detecting a repetition frequency of a measured signal, in order to detect the waveform repetition frequency of the measured signal with high accuracy even in the presence of a frequency fluctuation in the measured signal, the repetition frequency of the measured signal acquired by the conventional... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100225303 - Method and device for multichannel multifrequency analysis of an object: A method for multichannel multifrequency analysis of an object, applying a set of excitation signals to the object and sampling the response signal from the object, using uniform and non-uniform undersampling. Non-uniform sampling of the response signal is performed, i.e., the sampling is performed for two or more different frequencies... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates

20100225305 - Meter socket connection methods and systems for local generators or monitoring connections: Systems and methods for faster, safer and lower cost means of interconnecting local generation or power monitoring systems to a residential or commercial electric power system so that the connection is made via a direct connection to the power meter socket on the consumer side of the meter. The breaker... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100225304 - Voltage-measuring circuit and method: An embodiment of a voltage-measuring circuit includes: a first resistor connected to a first measurement node; a second resistor connected to the first resistor and a second measurement node; a configuration switch configured to, in response to a control signal, selectively interconnect the first and second resistors, during enable and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100225306 - Printed circuit board with an adaptable connector module: A printed circuit board including a P1 connector, a P2 connector, and a first common connector configured to connect an application-specific connector to the printed circuit board.... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100225309 - Rotation detecting device and bearing assembly equipped with such rotation detecting device: A rotation detecting device includes a plurality of magnetic encoders disposed coaxially and having respective numbers of magnetic poles different from each other and a plurality of magnetic sensors for detecting respective magnetic fields emanating from those magnetic encoders. Each of the magnetic sensors is in a ring form and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100225307 - Rotational angle detector and rotational angle detector incorporated bearing assembly: To provide a rotational angle detecting device for securing accurate information on the rotational angle without time lag and a detector incorporated bearing assembly having the rotational angle detecting device, a magnet having an anisotropy in a circumferential direction about the rotation axis is mounted on a rotating member and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100225308 - Signal processing circuit of rotation detector and rotation angle detector: A signal processing circuit for a rotation detector includes a rotational direction determining portion, an effective edge determining portion, a normal-rotation pulse request holding portion, a reverse-rotation pulse request holding portion, an output request signal outputting portion, a pulse outputting portion, a first resetting portion, and a second resetting portion.... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100225310 - Touch-down determining device, touch-down determining method, and magnetic disk device: According to one embodiment, a touch-down determining device, includes: an alternating current perturbation module configured to periodically perturb power of a heater by an alternating current, the heater adjusting protrusion amounts of a write magnetic pole and a read element of a magnetic head in a direction towards a recording... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100225311 - Method of characterizing a polycrystalline diamond element by at least one magnetic measurement: In an embodiment, a method of characterizing a polycrystalline diamond element is disclosed. The method includes providing the polycrystalline diamond element, and measuring at least one magnetic characteristic of the polycrystalline diamond element.... Agent: Workman Nydegger C/o US Synthetic Corp.

20100225312 - Signal processing device using magnetic film and signal processing method: A signal processing device includes a continuous film, a plurality of spin wave generators, and at least one signal detector. The continuous film includes at least one magnetic layer. The plurality of spin wave generators are provided on the continuous film in such a manner as to be in direct... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100225313 - Atomic magnetometers for use in the oil service industry: An apparatus for obtaining information from a subterranean environment, the apparatus includes: an atomic magnetometer configured to measure a magnetic field related to the information. An associated method for obtaining the information is also disclosed.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated

20100225314 - Nuclear magnetic resonance measuring method: The present invention provides a method for measuring nuclear magnetic resonance that employs a compound in which a plurality of nuclei is labeled with isotopes as a probe agent, highly selectively and highly sensitively obtains a nuclear magnetic resonance signal of the above described probe agent, and can attach a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100225315 - Tuning low-inductance coils at low frequencies: A method and apparatus for tuning and matching extremely small sample coils with very low inductance for use in magnetic resonance experiments conducted at low frequencies. A circuit is disclosed that is appropriate for performing measurements in fields where magnetic resonance is beneficially utilized. The circuit has a microcoil, an... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - San Francisco

20100225319 - Determining phase-encoding direction for parallel mri: Example systems, methods, and apparatus associated with determining a phase-encoding direction for parallel MRI are described. One example, method includes selecting a set of projection directions along which an MRI apparatus is to apply RF energy to an object to be imaged. The method includes controlling the MRI apparatus to... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay

20100225318 - Magnetic resonance system and method for spatially resolved detection of movement processes: A method for spatially resolved detection and display of movement processes in an examination subject by means of magnetic resonance tomography includes the steps of imposing a magnetization pattern on at least a portion of a fluid medium located in the intestine of the examination subject, acquiring at least one... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100225316 - Method and apparatus for enhanced in vivo mri imaging: A method and apparatus for detecting the presence of abnormal tissues of the present invention utilizing a magnetic resonance imaging system in communication with a computer. The apparatus is configured to define a confidence region using a probability based confidence interval calculation such as multivariate or bivariate analysis for at... Agent: Law Office Of Douglas E Mckinley, Jr

20100225317 - Multi-channel method and device to evaluate magnetic resonance signals, with reduced number of channels: An optimized processing of data of multiple local coils is enabled by a device and a method to evaluate signals received with coils of a magnetic resonance tomography apparatus, wherein first signals are generated by means of coils via magnetic fields coming from a body, wherein a region in the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100225321 - Magnetic resonance device: A magnetic resonance device has a cryostat and a gradient coil assembly situated within an inner bore of the cryostat. A seal is positioned between the gradient coil assembly and the inner bore. The seal includes a first fluid filled toroid or helix mounted concentrically with the gradient coils; and... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100225320 - Rf stripline antenna with impedance adaptation for mr imaging: The efficiency and the field structure of an antenna arrangement for a magnetic resonance tomography apparatus are improved by at least one impedance transformation circuit connected with the antenna.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100225322 - System and method for elevated source to borehole electromagnetic survey: Methods and systems are provided to determine a property of an earth formation, comprising a mobile transmitter disposed at a predetermined elevated height above a surface of the earth formation, and one or more receivers moveably disposed in a wellbore penetrating the earth formation. Electromagnetic energy is transmitted from the... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100225323 - Collocated tri-axial induction sensors with segmented horizontal coils: A logging tool for use in a borehole to obtain multicomponent resistivity induction measurements using collocated coils wherein each of the transverse antennas comprises a pair of mirror-image coils symmetrically disposed about an axis of the logging tool.... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC

20100225324 - Multi-component marine electromagnetic signal aquisition method: A method for determining a component of electric field response to a time varying electromagnetic field induced in the Earth's subsurface involves measuring magnetic field gradient in at least two orthogonal directions in response to the induced electromagnetic field and determining an electric field response in a direction normal to... Agent: Dewipat Incorporated

20100225325 - Battery system and method for system state of charge determination: A battery system and method of providing a state of charge of for the system in one embodiment includes at least one first cell, the at least one first cell having a first battery chemistry exhibiting a first open circuit potential, and at least one second cell in series connection... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100225326 - Device for measuring battery voltage: A device is used for measuring an output voltage of a battery. The device includes a detecting circuit, an encoding circuit, a control circuit, and a processing circuit. The detecting circuit is configured for detecting the output voltage of the battery and generating a first signal, a second signal, and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100225328 - Battery system for monitoring a battery: A locomotive, a battery system and a method for monitoring a battery are provided. The battery has a first plurality of cells electrically coupled in series to one another. The first plurality of cells includes a second plurality of cells and a third plurality of cells electrically coupled together at... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100225327 - Voltage measuring apparatus of assembled battery: A voltage measuring apparatus for measuring an output voltage of an assembled battery in which a plurality of unit cells are connected in series and are divided into a plurality of blocks is provided. The voltage measuring apparatus includes: a block voltage detection unit which detects a voltage of at... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100225329 - Load compensation in distance protection of a three-phase power transmission line: A load compensation method for phase-to-ground loops in distance protection. A first reactive reach is estimated assuming zero fault resistance or with a positive sequence current. A second reactive reach is estimated with a zero sequence current. A third reactive reach is estimated with a negative sequence current. An import... Agent: Venable LLP

20100225330 - Method of testing electric fuse, and electric fuse circuit: An object of the present invention is to provide a method of testing an electric fuse which enables to reduce a time for testing. The method of testing an electric fuse according to the present invention comprises: selecting a plurality of disconnection-targeted fuses among a plurality of electric fuses; disconnecting... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100225331 - Continuity testing apparatus and continuity testing method including open/short detection circuit: A continuity testing apparatus includes open/short detection circuits provided for to-be-tested terminals, respectively and configured to determine the presence or absence of at least any one of an open-circuit failure and a short-circuit failure in to-be-tested terminals. Then, the continuity testing apparatus generates detected results of the open/short detection circuits... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100225332 - Proximity sensor: A proximity sensor has an oscillation circuit, an amplitude measurement circuit, a control circuit and a signal processing circuit. The oscillation circuit has an LC resonant circuit and an oscillation control circuit that is configured to supply an electric current to the LC resonant circuit to generate oscillating voltage across... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC

20100225333 - Excitation phase detecting capacitance-type position transducer: An excitation phase detecting capacitance-type position transducer comprises a stationary part having a plurality of excitation electrode groups and a movable part having a plurality of coupling electrodes. The capacitance-type position transducer detects a signal of which phase varies according to the relative positions of the movable part with respect... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100225334 - Liquid concentration sensor: A liquid concentration sensor includes an electrode capacitance conversion circuit, a stray capacitance conversion circuit and a difference calculation circuit. The electrode capacitance conversion circuit includes a detection electrode and a switching device. The detection electrode has a pair of opposing terminals and is partially located in a liquid fuel.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100225335 - Method for determining the moisture content of wood: l

20100225336 - Object proximity detector and object position detector: The present invention offers an object proximity detector and object position detector. The variation of frequency of an oscillator is used to detect the proximity of an object to a sensor plate. The dependence of the sensitivity of the detector on the area of the sensor plate is reduced by... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100225337 - Chemical sensors for detecting volatile organic compounds and methods of use: The presently-disclosed subject matter provides sensors and methods for detecting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by determining the conductivity of a chemiresistant film upon exposure to VOCs, including for example chemiresistant films comprised of surfactant-coated metal alloy nanoparticles.... Agent: Stites & Harbison, PLLC

20100225338 - Probe and arrangement for determining the moisture content or conductivity of a material: In a probe and an arrangement comprising a probe for determining a moisture content or a conductivity of a material, comprising a base body including two electrical conductors of which at least one has the form of a tape, the base body includes an electrically insulated area in which at... Agent: Klaus J. Bach

20100225339 - Detection method for defect of sensor: A defect detection method for a sensor in which a fixing member provides a seal between a sensor element and tubular metallic members, the method being capable of detecting breakage of a conductor caused by breakage of the element.... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310

20100225340 - Digital foam: A displacement sensor element and a haptic sensor arrangement using two or more displacement sensor elements are provided. The arrangements can be used for real-time capture of the shape of haptic deformation of the sensor arrangement. Although examples described in detail herein are primarily directed to tactile applications, the sensor... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20100225341 - Apparatus, system and method for detecting defects in building structures: An apparatus, system and method for detecting defects in building structures is provided. The apparatus includes a detector operable to determine an indication of the defect; and a transmitter operable to wirelessly transmit the indication from the apparatus to a central controller. The system includes the detection unit; a locator... Agent: Nexus Law Group LLP

20100225342 - Probe card and microstructure inspecting apparatus: A probe card 4 connected with an evaluation unit for evaluating a characteristic of a microstructure formed on a wafer 8 by outputting a test sound wave to a movable section 16a of the microstructure, includes: a probe 4a, which is electrically connected with an inspection electrode of the microstructure... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100225343 - Probe card, semiconductor testing device including the same, and fuse checking method for probe card: A probe card according to an exemplary aspect of the present invention includes: a force terminal supplied with a first power supply voltage; a probe needle that supplies a voltage corresponding to the first power supply voltage to a semiconductor integrated circuit to be tested; a fuse connected in series... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100225344 - Probing apparatus with guarded signal traces: A probing apparatus can comprise a substrate, conductive signal traces, probes, and electromagnetic shielding. The substrate can have a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, and the electrically conductive first signal traces can be disposed on the first surface of the first substrate. The probes can... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie

20100225345 - Apparatus and method for testing a semiconductor device: Provided are an apparatus and a method of testing a semiconductor device. A horizontal maintaining unit provided inside a test head applies load to a probe card in a direction perpendicular to the probe card to hold the probe card in a horizontal state. Probe needles of the probe card... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20100225347 - Circuit for measuring magnitude of electrostatic discharge (esd) events for semiconductor chip bonding: A circuit for recording a magnitude of an ESD event during semiconductor assembly includes a voltage divider connected between an input and a ground. The circuit also includes a measurement block having a recorder device. Each measurement block receives current from a segment of the voltage divider. The magnitude of... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100225346 - Device and method for evaluating electrostatic discharge protection capabilities: A device and a method for evaluating ESD protection capabilities of an integrated circuit, the method includes: connecting multiple test probe to multiple integrated circuit testing points. The method is characterized by repeating the stages of: (i) charging a discharge capacitor to an ESD protection circuit triggering voltage level; (ii)... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20100225348 - Method and apparatus for statistical cmos device characterization: A unified test structure having a large number of electronic devices under test is used to characterize both capacitance-voltage parameters (C-V) and current-voltage parameters (I-V) of the devices. The devices are arranged in an array of columns and rows, and selected by control logic which gates input/output pins that act... Agent: Ibm Corporation (jvm)

09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100219806 - Electric field detection probe, method thereof, and manufacturing method of circuit board: An electric field detection probe includes a cable including an internal conductor line, an insulating layer that coats a surface of the internal conductor line and exposes a tip end of the internal conductor line, an external conductor layer that coats a surface of the insulating layer and exposes the... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.

20100219807 - Methods and systems for transmitting and receiving data from points along voltage transmission lines: A method of receiving signals transmitted through a voltage carrying power line using an antenna module including the steps of: positioning a housing of the antenna module proximate to the voltage carrying power line such that an antenna being supported in the housing is oriented at an angle with respect... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20100219808 - System for intelligent automated response to line frequency and voltage disturbances by a central control point communication with a plurality of load control devices: Systems for intelligent automated response to line frequency and voltage disturbances by a central control point communication with a plurality of load control devices. The systems may include a load control device adapted to communicate with one or more energy consuming devices. The load control device may have a load... Agent: Powermand Inc

20100219809 - Apparatus: An apparatus can be coupled to at least two lines for transmitting a differential signal, which is substantially symmetrical to a predefined reference potential, and/or for receiving such a differential signal. The apparatus includes a balancing unit, which can be coupled to the at least two lines and which includes... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100219811 - Encoded scale body and position/displacement measuring system: An encoded scale body for a position/displacement measuring system is provided, which comprises a support band, at least one encoding layer made of encoding material, which is arranged on the support band, and a cover band which covers the encoding material towards an outside space, the cover band being formed... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100219812 - Isolated magnetostrictive buffered liquid level sensor: A magnetostrictive application probe is disclosed wherein the probe includes a preassembled sensor element mounted as an application housing installation as an installable unit. The modular nature allows interchanging with various electronic assemblies, and may be an explosion proof installation.... Agent: Steven M. Koehler Westman, Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100219810 - Vertical hall effect sensor with current focus: A complimentary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor system in one embodiment includes a doped substrate, a doped central island extending downwardly within the doped substrate from an upper surface of the doped substrate, and a first doped outer island extending downwardly within the doped substrate from the upper surface of... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100219813 - Position detecting device for a vehicle and seat position detecting device: A position detecting device for a vehicle and a seat position detecting device which are compact in structure and low in production cost are proposed, in which the absolute position from the reference point can be always detected. The position detecting device for a vehicle for detecting a position of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100219814 - Magnetic position sensor: In a magnetic position sensor, first and second detecting cores are disposed so as to line up with each other on opposite sides of a detecting gap. A magnet unit is displaced relative to the first and second detecting cores together with displacement of a measured object. The magnet unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100219815 - Magnetic rotary encoder and method for iteratively aligning magnet relative to magnetic sensors: A sensor system and method of operating such a sensor system for measuring an angle of rotation with an arrangement of at least four magnetic sensors (10, 11, 12, 13), at least four signal modulators (30, 31, 32, 33), each one connected to one of the magnetic sensors (10, 11,... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100219816 - Resolver: A resolver is provided with a rotor plate fitted to a key groove in a rotating shaft and connected to the rotating shaft, and also with a resolver stator for detecting the rotational position of the rotor plate. The resolver stator is provided with a resolver cover for protecting a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100219817 - Rotary position sensor: A rotary position sensor for determining the rotary position of a rotary component may include a sensor and a magnet. The sensor may be responsive to a characteristic of a magnetic field that changes as the magnetic field moves. The magnet may be carried by the rotary component for rotation... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100219818 - Device for nondestructive testing of pipes: A device for nondestructive testing of a pipe made of ferromagnetic steel for detection of longitudinal, transverse or inclined flaws using magnetic or magnetic-induction test procedures is disclosed. The device includes a magnetizing yoke which transmits the magnetic flux contactless into the pipe and at least two magnetic-field-sensitive scanning probes... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen

20100219819 - Apparatus and method of obtaining field by measurement: Above the sample (9) having magnetic domains, a distribution of magnetic force in a measurement plane (91) is obtained as a magnetic force image with use of a MFM, an auxiliary magnetic force image is obtained by performing measurement in a measurement plane (92) away from the measurement plane (91)... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100219820 - Atomic magnetometer sensor array magnetoencephalogram systems and methods: Devices disclosed according to various embodiments use one or more arrays of atomic magnetometers to detect biologically derived magnetic fields. The disclosed devices and methods relate to application of utilization of a magnetic sensor with unique properties requiring changes in design, allowing new functions, and requiring alternative analysis methodologies. Various... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire

20100219821 - Vertical hall effect sensor: A complimentary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor system in one embodiment includes a doped well extending along a first axis of a doped substrate, a first electrical contact positioned within the doped well, a second electrical contact positioned within the doped well and spaced apart from the first electrical contact... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100219822 - Magnetic field detection apparatus and measurement apparatus: There has been a problem that a bridge circuit using magneto-resistive elements or transducer elements could output a signal including an offset voltage, which could result in lower measurement accuracy. In order to solve such a problem, half-bridges each having magneto-resistive elements or transducer elements are excited with different excitation... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100219823 - Operating method and coil arrangement for a magnetic sensor for detecting metallic objects in a subgrade: A coil arrangement for a magnetic sensor for detecting metallic objects in a subgrade, in particular structures made of concrete, brick, and wood, as well as a method for energizing and reading out this coil arrangement, is disclosed. The coil arrangement includes one or preferably two stacked outer main coils... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100219824 - Biological detector and method: A biological detector includes a conduit for receiving a fluid containing one or more magnetic nanoparticle-labeled, biological objects to be detected and one or more permanent magnets or electromagnet for establishing a low magnetic field in which the conduit is disposed. A microcoil is disposed proximate the conduit for energization... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100219826 - Hyperpolaritzation of compounds for nmr, in particular by means of phip: An NMR method is presented having enhanced sensitivity on a compound comprising hyperpolarizable nuclei, in particular applying enhanced PHIP. Polarization is thereby transferred from a prepared fluid, which is enriched with symmetric molecules of a particular spin state (e.g. para-hydrogen enriched), directly to the hyperpolarizable nuclei of a compound, without... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20100219825 - Position detection system and position detection method: A position detection system and a position detection method in which the accuracy of position measurement of a device is not decreased after a change in the resonant frequency of a magnetic induction coil are provided. The position detection system includes a device having a magnetic induction coil; a driving... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100219827 - Ultra-low field nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging to discriminate and identify materials: Method comprising obtaining an NMR measurement from a sample wherein an ultra-low field NMR system probes the sample and produces the NMR measurement and wherein a sampling temperature, prepolarizing field, and measurement field are known; detecting the NMR measurement by means of inductive coils; analyzing the NMR measurement to obtain... Agent: Los Alamos National Security, LLC

20100219829 - Long t1 artifact suppression techniques for magnetic resonance imaging: A method of suppressing artifacts arising from tissue, fluids, or other long-T1 species when acquiring magnetic resonance data with a segmented pulse sequence that assumes that magnetization is at steady state, said method including suppressing artifacts by producing an artifact suppression module (ASM) before the segmented sequence, the artifact suppression... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100219828 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: m

20100219830 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, method and program of magnetic resonance imaging: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a gradient coil, a transmission coil, an electrocardiographic signal detecting device detecting an electrocardiographic signal from a subject, a controlling device controlling the gradient coil and the transmission coil so that a pulse sequence including a preparation pulse and a data acquisition sequence for... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100219831 - Magnetic resonance method control device and system for imaging a volume segment of a subject: For imaging a volume segment by means of a magnetic resonance system, of the volume segment is transferred into a dynamic steady state relative to the magnetization by means of the magnetic resonance system. The following steps are repeatedly executed until the volume segment has been completely measured. The slice... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100219834 - Birdcage coil with improved homogeneity and reduced sar: A birdcage coil (10) for a magnetic resonance imaging device includes a plurality of rungs (12) coupled to a distal edge (15) of each of two endrings (16). The endrings (16) comprise a plurality of ring segments (18) that are separated by sets of capacitors (20, 22, 24). The rungs... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100219832 - Ferromagnetic shield for magnetic resonance imaging: The present invention provides a ferromagnetic shield for a cryocooler assembly making use of a moveable rare-earth regenerator for recondensing of a cooling liquid for cooling of a superconductive magnet of a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus. The ferromagnetic shield effectively provides depletion of a magnet field in the vicinity of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100219833 - Magnet assembly: An electromagnet comprising a ferromagnetic yoke which comprises a yoke. Mutually opposing first and second pole pieces are provided. The first pole piece is provided with a planar coil having a first side facing the yoke and a second side facing the yoke. A balancing member is arranged on the... Agent: Kaplan Gilman & Pergament LLP

20100219835 - Non-magnetic transmitter housing: means such as a device enclosing a front end of the tube; a sonde slidingly disposed inside the non-magnetic tube and closely fitting in a sonde cavity thereof in engagement with a front end stop of the tube. The sonde comprises a sensor and a radio transmitter connected to the... Agent: Philip G. Meyers Law Office

20100219836 - Method and arrangement for determining energy source unit status: A method performed by an electronic device may determine a status of an energy source unit indicating performance of the energy source unit residing in the electronic device. The method may include performing a measurement over the energy source unit to produce a measured value that may be compared with... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20100219837 - Method and device for measuring cell voltages in a plurality of series-connected accumulator cells: The invention relates to a method and a device for measuring cell voltages of accumulator cells (Z1, . . . Z10) in a plurality of series-connected accumulator cells especially of a so-called battery pack or cell pack (100), as for example described for Li-Ion cell packs, the pack comprising a... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt

20100219838 - Method of detecting the wet arc fault in the ac power distribution applications: Methods for detecting wet arc faults are based on the direct current (DC) signature analysis and pattern matching pertaining to wet arc characteristics. While magnifying some wet arc fault signatures, it may be found that the wet arc current signal itself resembles a normal current signal in both time and... Agent: Honeywell/shimokaji Patent Services

20100219839 - Apparatus and method for testing a capacitive transducer and/or associated electronic circuitry: A method of testing a capacitive transducer circuit, for example a MEMS capacitive transducer, by applying a test signal via one or more capacitors provided in the transducer circuit.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100219840 - Proximity and contact sensor and sensor element: A proximity and contact sensor (10) is provided with a sensor element (11) and a detection circuit (16). The sensor element is provided with a matrix (13) in which coil-shaped carbon fibers (12) are dispersed. A high-frequency oscillation circuit (19) of the detection circuit (16) supplies the sensor element with... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20100219841 - Conductivity sensor: A conductivity sensor is disclosed. The conductivity sensor includes an oscillator for providing an input signal and a reactive circuit having an induction coil, a capacitive element, and a resistive element connected in parallel. The induction coil is adapted to be placed adjacent to a specimen. The conductivity sensor further... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100219842 - Detection circuit for use in various types of capacitive transducers and a transducer including such a circuit: A detection circuit for detecting changes in capacitance. The detection circuit includes a tuned ratio circuit and an alternating current (AC) source AC-coupled to the tuned ratio circuit. The tuned ratio circuit includes first and second tuned circuits that are tuned to, or close, to the frequency of the AC... Agent: Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

20100219843 - Dielectric characterization of bituminous froth: An aspect of the invention concerns a method of determining the permittivity of a substance using a probe having known dielectric characteristics, a planar end surface normal to the axis of the probe, a signal source, and a signal receiver. In this aspect, the method is carried out by contacting... Agent: Harris Corporation C/o Mcandrews Held & Malloy

20100219844 - Foreign object detection sensor and method for manufacturing the same: A foreign objection detection sensor has a lengthy sensor part having a sensor electrode having a first sensor electrode which detects a proximity of a foreign object and a second sensor electrode which detects a contact of the foreign object, a sensor terminal part provided at one end of the... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100219845 - Method and apparatus for sensing: An apparatus for sensing a change in capacitance of a sensing electrode to a system ground, such as that which may be used to form a touch sensor, with the sensing electrode forming touch sensitive surface is arranged to include a sleep mode of operation. The apparatus includes a sample... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner / Atmel

20100219847 - Active discharge of electrode: The disclosure is directed to a capacitive sensor for measuring a small biomedical electrical charge originating from an object under test comprising input circuit elements having an electrode for sensing the charge to provide an output signal that is a function of the charge being measured, wherein the electrode has... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100219846 - Capacitive sensing: A multi-channel capacitive sensor for measuring the capacitances of a plurality of sense electrodes to a system reference potential. The sensor comprises a sample capacitor having a first terminal and a second terminal, a first diode having a first terminal coupled to the second terminal of the sample capacitor and... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner / Atmel

20100219848 - Capacitive sensor device: A capacitive sensor device includes first and second sensor capacitors coupled in series, a clock signal generating part, an operational amplifier, a feedback capacitor, a compensating capacitor, and a compensating signal generating part. The clock signal generating part generates a first clock signal and the second clock signal applied to... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100219850 - Method and probe for the measurement of particles in a fluid: Method for the measurement of particles in a fluid stream by measurement of the electric resistance of a measuring element as a function of the erosion of the measuring element caused by the particles. It is advantageous to use an alloy with a—in comparison with a temperature coefficient of the... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20100219849 - Sensor for detecting organic liquids: A sensor for detecting the presence of an organic liquid. The sensor includes an a elongate substrate having a first and second opposed surface, and a first sensor surface disposed on at least a portion of the first surface of the substrate and a second sensor surface disposed on at... Agent: Tyco International

20100219851 - Distance measuring device and method for determining a distance, and suitable reflective member: A distance measuring device and method for determining distance, and a suitable reflective member are provided. The distance measuring device includes analysis electronics and a sensor device, which has at least one coupling probe for feeding a transmission signal into a line structure. A reflective member is disposed in the... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100219853 - Method of testing a display panel and apparatus for performing the method: In a test method of a display panel, a test signal and a test voltage are generated according to a test control signal. A display area of the display panel is tested based on the test signal and the test voltage. A driving voltage line and an on/off voltage line... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20100219852 - Probe card: A probe card includes a probe head that holds a plurality of probes; a flat wiring board that has a wiring pattern corresponding to a circuit structure; an interposer that is stacked on the wiring board and relays wirings of the wiring board; a space transformer that is placed between... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100219854 - Probe and electrical connecting apparatus using it: A probe having an alignment mark that is hardly influenced by scraps of an electrode scraped by a probe tip is provided. A probe according to the present invention comprises a base portion having an attaching end and extending in a direction distanced from the attaching end, an arm portion... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20100219855 - Semiconductor device having cmos transfer circuit and clamp element: A semiconductor device includes an internal power-supply circuit which produces an internal potential, an external terminal which outputs the internal potential and inputs and outputs a signal with an outside, and a test mode signal terminal which transfers a test mode signal. The semiconductor device further includes a first CMOS... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

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