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10/28/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20100271000 - Diagnostic circuit for monitoring an analog-digital converter circuit: Described is monitoring of an analog-digital conversion of a measured value of at least one of a pressure gauge, a level gauge and a flowmeter. Different measured values can be provided for the analog-digital converter by means of a first microcontroller, wherein these measured values are subsequently transmitted from this... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100271001 - Electromagnetic wave measuring apparatus, measurement method, a program, and a recording medium: According to the present invention, the CT is carried out based on parameters other than the absorption rate. An electromagnetic wave measurement device includes an electromagnetic wave output device 2 which outputs an electromagnetic wave at a frequency equal to or more than 0.01 [THz] and equal to or less... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100271002 - Discharge amount measuring device and method for rotational electric machine: A discharge amount measuring device includes a power source, first and second sensors, a calibration wire, and a measuring portion. The power source applies a voltage to a coil of a rotational electric machine. The first sensor detects a current flowing through the coil. The calibration wire has an end... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100271003 - Nanotube resonator devices: A fully-functional radio receiver fabricated from a single nanotube is being disclosed. Simultaneously, a single nanotube can perform the functions of all major components of a radio: antenna, tunable band-pass filter, amplifier, and demodulator. A DC voltage source, as supplied by a battery, can power the radio. Using carrier waves... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.

20100271004 - Faraday effect current sensor: The present invention relates to a Faraday sensor assembly comprising a first light guiding element adapted to guide electromagnetic radiation along a first propagation direction, and a second light guiding element adapted to guide electromagnetic radiation along a second propagation direction, the second propagation direction being essentially oppositely arranged relative... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100271005 - Apparatus for sensing an output current in a communications device: Power over Ethernet (PoE) communication systems provide power and data communications over the same communications link, where a power source device (PSE) provides DC power (for example, 48 volts DC) to a powered device (PD). The DC power is transmitted simultaneously over the same communications medium with the high speed... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100271006 - Start test electronic device and system and method of use thereof: The present invention is a method and system for monitoring the continuous flow of power delivered by multiple DC Direct current operated starter motors used to start engine driven electrical generators. The method and system comprise the closing of a starter battery system and an associated starter control switch, causing... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP

20100271007 - Diagnosing device of signal status in measurement and control by measuring means and control means: This aims to provide a diagnosing device for detecting the measurements of an electric current, a voltage and a resistance by a temperature/moisture or pressure sensor or a signal state in control means, precisely with a simple circuit constitution, for diagnosing the soundness of a circuit while simplifying a power... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100271008 - Motorcycle wheel speed transmission mechanism for speedmeter: A motorcycle wheel speed transmission mechanism includes a gear housing affixed to the front fork of a motorcycle and having an outside receptacle and an outside sensor mount, a driven gear mounted inside the gear housing and rotatable with the front wheel of the motorcycle, an output gear mounted in... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100271009 - Tracking positions of personnel, vehicles, and inanimate objects: A device rotates at least one static magnetic field about an axis, producing a rotating magnetic dipole field, and is movable in relation to the surface of the ground. The field is periodically sensed using a receiver to produce a receiver output responsive to the field. A positional relationship between... Agent: Pritzkau Patent Group, LLC

20100271011 - Moving vehicle system and method of detecting position of moving vehicle: A detection head is provided for a moving vehicle. The detection head includes a coil array defined by a plurality of coils arranged along a moving direction of the moving vehicle. Dummy coils are provided on both sides of the coil array. Based on a difference between outputs of the... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd. (muratec) C/o Keating & Bennett LLP

20100271012 - Electromagnetic position and orientation sensing system: Magnetic tracking systems and methods for determining the position and orientation of a remote object. A magnetic tracking system includes a stationary transmitter for establishing a reference coordinate system, and at least one receiver. The remote object is attached to, mounted on, or otherwise coupled to the receiver. The transmitter... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100271010 - Tool sensor, system and method: A tool sensor detects the presence of a tool and optionally identifies that tool as the correct tool for placement in the sensor. The tool sensor may be in the form of a pad, with openings sized to fit the tool, and may have designated locations for a plurality of... Agent: Larson & Anderson, LLC

20100271013 - Angular position measuring device: The invention relates to an angular position measuring device (20) including a magnetic sensor (10) cooperating with a moving magnetic element (12), the sensor including at least one first (R1-R4) and one second (R5-R8) group of magnetoresistive elements each configured as a Wheatstone bridge, suitable for supplying a first and... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100271014 - System and method for measuring rotational movement of a component from regions magnetized in a magnetically hard layer of the component: A position-sensing system magnetically senses the position of a piston rod moving with respect to a cylinder. A magnetically hard layer on the piston rod provides a recording medium. A track comprised of a plurality of magnetized regions is magnetized in the magnetically hard layer. A plurality of magnetic-field sensors... Agent: Guerin & Rodriguez, LLP

20100271015 - Magnetic field sensor element: A sensor unit with at least one magnetic field sensor element, at least one application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and at least one magnet are arranged in a capsule housing on at least one leadframe. The capsule housing is surrounded by a sensor encapsulation and is intended to have smaller... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100271016 - Microfiber magnetometer: A magnetometer includes a tapered microfiber having a curved portion, an excitation laser in optical communication with the tapered microfiber, and a nanocrystal attached to the curved portion of the tapered microfiber. Laser light emitted from the excitation laser interacts with the nanocrystal to create an emitted photon flux which... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100271017 - Thin film fluxgate sensor: A fluxgate magnetic field sensor including an excitation current conductor (4) and a layer of saturable magnetic material cladding (6) having a plurality of feed-through channels (16) extending between opposed faces of the cladding layer, the excitation current conductor weaving through a plurality of said feed-through channels.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20100271018 - Sensors for minute magnetic fields: A magnetic sensor includes a flux concentrator and a transducer producing an output responsive to a change in magnetization in the flux concentrator. The flux concentrator can include first, second and third portions, wherein the third portion is between the first and second portions and the cross-sectional area of the... Agent: Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP

20100271019 - Predicting properties of live oils from nmr measurements: A fluid property of live crude oil removed from an earth formation is determined using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements. A pressure cell, located on or near the earth's surface, and in which the live crude oil is disposed, is provided. An NMR tool capable of making NMR measurements on... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100271022 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and rf coil: A receiving RF coil includes a coil element group having a figure-eight coil, a first loop coil arranged at the center of the figure-eight coil, and a second loop coil partially overlaid on the first loop coil. Furthermore, a path switching control unit switches the transmitting paths of a signal... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100271021 - Method and apparatus for diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging: An apparatus and method for obtaining diffusion weighted magnetic resonance images (DW-MRI) is described. The properties of the diffusion tensor in tissue are measured by applying a diffusion weighting gradient oriented along a plurality of measurement axes. The value of the magnetic field is increased by using as many of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100271023 - Method for imaging in magnetic resonance tomography with spectral fat saturation or spectral water excitation: A magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) method with spectral fat saturation or spectral water excitation in a tissue region that is to be represented of a patient who is to be examined, includes the following steps: (Step 1) frequency adjustment measurement of a region of a patient that is to be... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100271024 - Nmr imaging system with reduced cryogenic losses and reduced acoustic noise: The magnetic resonance imaging system includes an exterior cryogenic enclosure containing a device for creating an intense main magnetic field in a usable interior space in the form of a tunnel, a radio-frequency excitation device, a set of solenoid gradient windings placed in a cylindrical annular space around the interior... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100271020 - Steady-state-free-precession (ssfp) magnetic resonance imaging (mri) and method: An MRI includes imaging coils. The MRI includes receiving coils. The MRI includes a controller causing the imaging coils to produce RF pulses at every repetition time so different parts of a patient are receiving excitation by RF pulses at different rates and k space data are acquired at each... Agent: Ansel M. Schwartz Attorney At Law

20100271025 - Device for highly precise synchronization of the nmr transmission frequency to the resonance frequency of an nmr line while taking into consideration a non-constant rf phase: A device that comprises an RF generator (29), an NMR transmission (20) and reception system (21) and a first control loop (28), with which the frequency fRF of the RF generator is synchronized with the resonance frequency f0 of an NMR line, wherein, from the signal of the RF generator,... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20100271027 - Adapter to connect a local coil in a magnetic resonance system: A simple connection of a coil with a magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) is facilitated by a method and an adapter wherein a coil-connection element of at least one local coil is connected with an MRT-connection element of an MRT system. The adapter has a coil-connection element adapter designed to form... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100271028 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes; a gradient coil that applies a gradient magnetic field to a static magnetic field in which an examined subject is placed; a metal shim with which the gradient coil is provided and that corrects spatial nonuniformity of the static magnetic field; an executing unit... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100271026 - Transversely folded gradient coil: A gradient coil comprising: a pair of gradient coil units disposed so as to enclose a gradient axis, each gradient coil unit including: a gradient coil substrate with a primary coil section, a shield coil section, and first and second return path sections, the primary coil section disposed between the... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100271029 - Method and device for induced polarization mapping of submarine hydrocarbon reservoirs: This invention is directed toward an electromagnetic surveying method based on detection of induced polarization effect and evaluation of its characteristics for mapping marine hydrocarbon targets. The method includes the steps of vertical deployment in a body of water of at least one electric wire which forms an electromagnetic transmitter... Agent: Gable & Gotwals

20100271030 - Borehole transient em system for reservoir monitoring: A transient electromagnetic borehole system uses an arrangement of sensors deployed in a borehole for reservoir monitoring. Non-conductive casing sections may be used along with an efficient transmitter configured to provide measurements up to 300 m from the borehole. By using multiple receivers, the method can also be used without... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC

20100271031 - Standoff-independent resistivity sensor system: A contact subassembly on a downhole carrier is moved by torsion rod, rotation of which moves the contact assembly to the proximity of the borehole wall. Rotation of the torsion rod may be accomplished by a hydraulically powered piston-lever arrangement. The rotation of the torsion bar may be used to... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC

20100271032 - Method of testing electric field recording of a marine electromagnetic sensor cable: A method of testing the electric field recording of a marine electromagnetic sensor cable including electrodes is provided. The method includes causing current to flow between a pair of first electrodes disposed along the marine electromagnetic sensor cable. The flow of current generates a voltage that is impressed on a... Agent: Dewipat Incorporated

20100271033 - Off-vehicle coil tester: A coil tester for testing the functionality of a vehicle ignition coil that has been removed from its vehicle includes a circuit that can be quickly and conveniently connected between the ignition coil and a battery so as to provide a current of sufficient voltage to the ignition coil. The... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20100271034 - Power system having a battery unit that calculates cumulative work volume value: A camera includes: a battery unit on which a battery is mounted, that can be detachably loaded into the camera and supplies power to the camera; and a function unit that executes camera functions, wherein: as a function of the camera is executed, the function unit transmits information related to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100271035 - Battery cell voltage measuring apparatus and method: Disclosed is a battery cell voltage measuring apparatus and method. The battery cell voltage measuring apparatus comprises a plurality of floating capacitors provided corresponding to a plurality of cells contained in a battery pack; a plurality of switching units provided corresponding to each cell of the battery pack and switchable... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100271036 - Battery module, battery system and electric vehicle: A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells, and includes a voltage bus bar and a voltage/current bus bar that connect electrodes of the plurality of battery cells to one another. Solder traces are formed in regions that are spaced apart from each other in the voltage/current bus bar.... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC

20100271037 - Differential-mode current sensor: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed, including a ground-fault sensor that has a plurality of conductors each disposed one inside of another except for an outer conductor and a field sensor configured to sense an electric field, a magnetic field, or both. In some embodiments, the field sensor is disposed... Agent: Susan M. Donahue Rockwell Automation, Inc./fy

20100271038 - Differential-mode current sensor method: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed, including a ground-fault sensor that has a plurality of conductors each disposed one inside of another except for an outer conductor and a field sensor configured to sense an electric field, a magnetic field, or both. In some embodiments, the field sensor is disposed... Agent: Susan M. Donahue Rockwell Automation, Inc./fy

20100271039 - Apparatus for detecting imbalances in a paired line: A device for measuring and isolating noise-creating imbalances in a paired telecommunications line has an internal circuit. The internal circuit includes a pulse generator. Pulses provided by the pulse generator are applied to an interface which includes balanced pathways to the conductors. The pulses are applied simplex (longitudinally) to the... Agent: Clark Hill PLC

20100271040 - Arrangements for detecting discontinuity of flexible connections for current flow and methods thereof: A detection circuit arrangement in a plasma processing chamber having movable lower electrode is provided. The arrangement includes flexible connector having a first flexible connector end, a second flexible connector end and at least a slit. At least portion of the slit is disposed in a direction parallel to a... Agent: Ipsg, P.C.

20100271042 - Sensor apparatus: A sensor apparatus of the present invention includes a failure diagnosis circuit for setting as a failure diagnosis object section at least any one of a drive circuit section, a detection device, a detection circuit section and a processing circuit section, and determining whether the failure diagnosis object section is... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100271041 - Testing apparatus with high efficiency and high accuracy: A testing apparatus includes a public test board, a single DUT (device under test) test board and a holder. The public test board includes a plurality of public test channel sets each having a plurality of public signal terminals for receiving test signals. On the single DUT test board, a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100271043 - Inspection pin protection structure of conduction check apparatus: A conduction check apparatus of the present invention 1 is that includes an inspection part 4 having a main body 22 having a surface 23a, a plurality of inspection pins 21 protruded from the surface 23a, a guide pin 8 provided on the surface 23a; and a protection board 6... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100271044 - Remote detection of discharge on a power line network: Apparatus for remote detection of discharge on a power line, including a line sampler for obtaining samples of a signal on a power line; a high pass filter for identifying high frequency components of the signal, where the high frequency components are indicative of discharge within the signal; and a... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100271045 - Open fuse detection by neutral point shift: Systems and methods are shown for detecting a blown fuse in a three-phase line by comparing neutral points in the line before and after the fuses. Diode rectifier circuits may be used to compare the neutral points and generate a DC output voltage when neutral points are off from one... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100271046 - Implementing at-speed wafer final test (wft) with complete chip coverage: A method, an apparatus and a computer program product are provided for implementing At-Speed Wafer Final Test (WFT) with total integrated circuit chip coverage including high speed off-chip receiver and driver input/output (I/O) circuits. An integrated circuit (IC) chip includes off-chip Controlled Collapse Chip Connection (C4) nodes and a driver... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept 917

20100271047 - Methods and systems for detecting the presence, or determining the location or the size, or detecting changes of material properties, of an object within a predefined space: A method for detecting the presence, and/or determining the location, and/or detecting changes in the material properties, of a first object (4) within a predefined space (12) and compensating for the disturbance caused by a second object, where the method comprises the following steps: providing at least a first and... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20100271048 - Position detector: There is provided a multilayer made up of: a support member 11 with first electrodes 3 including a plurality of electrodes arranged parallel to each other and the second electrodes 4 including a plurality of electrodes that are arranged parallel to each other so as to cross the first electrodes... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100271050 - Capacitive rotation sensor: A capacitive rotation sensor for detecting the position of an object moving relative to a stationary object, comprising a shaft rotatably supported in a housing flange, said shaft being connected integral in rotation therewith to a rotor to which, separated by an air gap, a stator situated opposite thereto is... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100271051 - Centroid position detector device and wearing type action assistance device including centroid position detector device: Load measuring parts 50 and 52 are provided with reaction sensors 50a, 50b, 52a and 52b to measure loads at two positions, the tiptoe and the heel, on each sole of right and left feet of a wearing person 12. The reaction sensor 50a detects a reaction force to a... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20100271049 - Sensor electronics in a vehicle door handle: A solution for sensor electronics provided in a door handle of a vehicle with a sensor control circuit (6) that is provided on a circuit board (1) and with a sensor electrode (11) of a capacitive sensor for detection of the approach of an object to the door handle connected... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100271052 - Disconnection detecting device: A control circuit turns on a switching element to discharge a capacitor, and after a voltage between both ends of the capacitor becomes zero, the control circuit turns off the switching element. The control circuit measures the voltage V1, V2 between both ends of the capacitor after the first predetermined... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100271053 - Method of characterizing particles: Mixtures containing homogeneously-sized particles with a minimum concentration of agglomerates or larger particles are desired in various manufacturing processes such as, for example, in the manufacture and use of chemical mechanical polishing slurries, food emulsions, pharmaceutical products, paints, and print toner. The method disclosed herein provides these industries with an... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (beckman Coulter)

20100271054 - Integrated circuit device having ground open detection circuit: An integrated circuit device includes a chip having a power supply terminal, a ground terminal, an input terminal, and an internal circuit formed therein. The chip comprises: a unidirectional device disposed between the input terminal and the ground terminal and directed from the ground terminal to the input terminal; and... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100271055 - Assembly for electrical conductivity measurements in the piston cylinder device: An assembly apparatus for measurement of electrical conductivity or other properties of a sample in a piston cylinder device wherein pressure and heat are applied to the sample by the piston cylinder device. The assembly apparatus includes a body, a first electrode in the body, the first electrode operatively connected... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20100271056 - Container, a method for disposing the same, and a measurement method: The present invention restrains adverse effects caused by refraction of a terahertz wave by a device under test when the terahertz wave is fed to the device under test for measurement. A container 10 contains at least part of a device under test 1 to be measured by a terahertz... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100271057 - Method for qcrit measurement in bulk cmos using a switched capacitor circuit: A test setup for estimating the critical charge of a circuit under test (CUT) uses a charge injection circuit having a switched capacitor that is selectively connected to a node of the CUT. A voltage measurement circuit measures the voltage at a tap in the charge injection circuit before and... Agent: Ibm Corporation (jvm)

20100271058 - System and method for probing work pieces: A system and method of probing work pieces is described. A first and second arm each having a pivot point and a guide end are pivotally coupled together at the respective pivot points. A probe tip holder is coupled to at least one of the first arm or the second... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.

20100271059 - method of determining an electrical property of a test sample: A method of obtaining an electrical property of a test sample, comprising a non-conductive area and a conductive or semi-conductive test area, by performing multiple measurements using a multi-point probe. The method comprising the steps of providing a magnetic field having field lines passing perpendicularly through the test area, bringing... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20100271060 - Membrane probing method using improved contact: A substrate, preferably constructed of a ductile material and a tool having the desired shape of the resulting device for contacting contact pads on a test device is brought into contact with the substrate. The tool is preferably constructed of a material that is harder than the substrate so that... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100271061 - Contact probe and socket: A contact probe include: a first plunger to be connected to an object to be inspected; a second plunger to be connected to a board for inspection; and a spring operable to urge the first and second plungers in directions of moving the first and second plungers apart from each... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100271062 - Method and apparatus for probe card alignment in a test system: Embodiments of methods and apparatus for aligning a probe card assembly in a test system are provided herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus for testing devices may include a probe card assembly having a plurality of probes, each probe having a tip for contacting a device to be tested, and... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie

20100271063 - Test apparatus: Multiple test pins receive, as input data, multiple data output from a DUT. Multiple multiplexers receive the multiple data input to the multiple test pins and selects one of the data thus input, and outputs the data thus selected. Multiple logical comparators are respectively provided for the multiple multiplexers and... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20100271064 - Integrated circuit self-monitored burn-in: An IC adapted for self-monitored burn-in includes a first memory and at least one BIST circuit coupled to the memory and operative to test the IC by executing a burn-in test and to generate test results indicative of at least one parameter of the burn-in test. The test results are... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20100271065 - Semiconductor device and semiconductor device measuring system: A semiconductor device includes: a well of a second conductive type formed on or above a semiconductor substrate of a first conductive type; a first diffusion layer of the second conductive type formed in a surface portion of the well; a second diffusion layer of the first conductive type formed... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

10/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20100264900 - Multifunctional potentiometric gas sensor array with an integrated temperature control and temperature sensors: Embodiments of the subject invention relate to a gas sensor and method for sensing one or more gases. An embodiment incorporates an array of sensing electrodes maintained at similar or different temperatures, such that the sensitivity and species selectivity of the device can be fine tuned between different pairs of... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100264901 - Directional coupler: One embodiment comprises a directional coupler system comprising a substrate having a top surface and a backside surface, with the backside surface comprising a metalization ground portion and an unmetalized portion. A power line is coupled to the top surface, with the power line having an input adapted to receive... Agent: Neugeboren O'dowd PC

20100264902 - Detection and estimation of radio frequency variations: A system includes a sampling module, a counter module, and a frequency characteristic module. The sampling module samples radio frequency (RF) signals on a first channel for a first predetermined period and a second predetermined period that is subsequent to the first predetermined period. The counter module increments first and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C

20100264903 - Method and apparatus for determining peak phase error between clock signals: A peak phase error circuit including phase difference logic and delay and register logic. The phase difference logic provides a pulse difference signal including at least one difference pulse indicative of a timing difference between selected edges of a pair of clock signals. The delay and register logic receives the... Agent: Huffman Law Group, P.C.

20100264904 - Apparatus and system for a quasi longitudinal mode electro optic sensor for high power microwave testing: An apparatus, for measuring an applied electrical field and for reducing perturbation to the electrical field being measured, includes a laser integrated into an electro optic crystal sensor head prior to the output fiber. A probe beam is passed along the crystal direction of low birefringence of nearly circular optical... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20100264905 - Arrangement for the potential-free measurement of currents: The invention relates to an arrangement for the potential-free measurement of current flowing in two primary conductors (13, 14) arranged in parallel in opposite directions of each other, wherein the magnetic differential field is detected by means of a differential field sensor (12). In order to reduce measuring errors, the... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

20100264906 - Apparatus and methods thereof for power consumption measurement at circuit breaker points: Apparatus and methods are provided for the measurement of power consumption at points of interest, such as circuit breakers, machines, and the like. Accordingly, means are provided for measurement of power consumption for each electrical sub-network that is controlled by a circuit breaker. Each apparatus is enabled to communicate its... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100264907 - Test head positioning system and method: An apparatus for supporting a load includes pneumatic units and couplers coupled to opposite sides of the load. The couplers move the load parallel to a first axis responsive to actuation of the pneumatic units. At least one of the couplers rotate the load about a second axis orthogonal to... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100264908 - Shaft speed sensor with analog output: A 2-wire, loop-powered shaft rotational speed sensor device that outputs a 4-20 mA current in response to the shaft rotational speed. The device is comprised of a sensor that senses an output from a sensor disk and outputs a series of voltage pulses whose frequency varies with the shaft rotational... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze, P.A.

20100264909 - Circuits and methods for providing a magnetic field sensor with an adaptable threshold: A magnetic field has a threshold that adapts in relation to a magnitude of a magnetic field signal representative of a movement of an object. A corresponding method adapts a threshold in relation to a magnitude of a magnetic field signal representative of a movement of an object.... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100264911 - System for testing electromagnetic characteristics of an electromagnetic steel sheet in response to a non-sinusodial wave control signal: A system for testing electromagnetic characteristics of an electromagnetic steel sheet includes: a driving unit operable based on a non-sinusoidal wave control signal from a control unit and a floating voltage to output a control output; a power output unit operable based on the control output from the driving unit... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20100264910 - Use of topological charge measurements to change between different qubit encodings: A method for changing qubit encoding for implementation of a quantum computational gate is disclosed. Such a method may include providing first and second qubits encoded in a plurality of non-abelian anyons according to a first encoding scheme. The first encoding scheme may not be suitable for implementing a certain... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100264912 - Rotation angle sensor: A rotation angle sensor includes a rotation shaft, a yoke which is made from a magnetic permeable material and includes a first disk portion, a second disk portion and a connection portion magnetically connecting the first disk portion and the second disk portion, the first disk portion and the second... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100264913 - Magnetic field sensor: A magnetic field sensor which has a simple configuration and is capable of detecting a magnetic field with high sensitivity, including a vessel containing a dispersion in which magnetic particles are dispersed, a light source which irradiates the vessel with light, and light intensity measurement means arranged on an opposite... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100264915 - Formation testing and evaluation using localized injection: Evaluating a formation by lowering a downhole tool in a wellbore penetrating the formation, injecting a fluid into the formation at an injection zone via the downhole tool, and using a formation evaluation sensor to perform a measurement at each of a plurality of locations in the wellbore each proximate... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Hps

20100264914 - System and method for estimating formation characteristics in a well: A technique utilizes the acquisition of data via nuclear magnetic resonance at multiple depths of investigation in a well region. The acquired data is processed to estimate variable fluid mixture densities at different radial depths. The variable fluid mixture densities and a radial response from a density tool, for example,... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100264916 - Apparatus and method for real time and real flow-rate measurement of multi-phase fluids: A method for measuring flow rate of at least one fluid in a multi-phase fluid comprises: providing a magnetic resonance module through which the fluid phases flow and at least one pre-polarization module of variable effective length upstream of the magnetic resonance module; and conducting a measurement by: i) setting... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20100264917 - Detection of magnetic resonance signals using a magnetoresistive sensor: A method and apparatus are described wherein a micro sample of a fluidic material may be assayed without sample contamination using NMR techniques, in combination with magnetoresistive sensors. The fluidic material to be assayed is first subject to pre-polarization, in one embodiment, by passage through a magnetic field. The magnetization... Agent: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

20100264918 - Iron-free variable torque motor compatible with magnetic resonance imaging in integrated spect and mr imaging: An apparatus and method for performing dual modality SPECT/MRI imaging on an object in combination with a whole-body MRI system includes a collimated nuclear radiation detector for receiving radiation from the object, and a radiofrequency MRI coil enveloping the object and interfaced with the collimated nuclear radiation detector. The MRI... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group

20100264925 - Magnetic resonance method and apparatus for acquiring measurement data from a subject continuously moving through the apparatus: In a method and apparatus for the acquisition of measurement data of an examination region of an examination subject (in particular a patient) during continuous travel of the examination region through a magnetic resonance apparatus for the generation of an image data set, the continuous travel is interrupted and resumed... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100264924 - Magnetic resonance method and apparatus with display of data acquisition progress for a subject continuously moving through the apparatus: In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus to display progress of the acquisition of measurement data of an examination region of an examination subject during continuous travel of the examination region through a magnetic resonance apparatus, a current projection image is calculated on the basis of current measurement data acquired... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100264919 - Nmr-detecting cell, nmr-measuring method, and nmr-measuring apparatus: Specifically, there has been found out a method for measuring NMR wherein a measurement sample is immobilized in a medium in an NMR-detecting cell that is an NMR detection part within an NMR-measuring magnet, and then measured by solution NMR in real time under the condition that the external environment... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.

20100264920 - Spin locked balanced steady-state free precession (slssfp): A spin locked balanced steady-state free precession (slSSFP) pulse sequence combines a balanced gradient echo acquisition with an off-resonance spin lock pulse for fast MRI. The transient and steady-state magnetization trajectory is solved numerically using the Bloch equations and is shown to be similar to balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP)... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100264921 - Squid detected nuclear magnetic resonance and imaging at ultra-weak fields: The invention provides a high resolution proton nuclear magnetic reonance and imaging (NMR/MRI) in microtesla magnetic fields by using high critical temperature (high-Tc) superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometer via a flux transformer. Both the SQUID and the input coupling coil are installed inside a superconducting vessel which shields environmental... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100264923 - System for improved mr image reconstruction: A system for parallel image processing in MR imaging uses multiple MR imaging RF coils to individually receive MR imaging data representing a slice of patient anatomy. An MR imaging system uses the multiple RF coils to acquire corresponding multiple image data sets of the slice. A coil selection processor... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100264922 - System for multi nucleus cardiac mr imaging and spectroscopy: A system for respiratory motion compensated MR imaging or spectroscopy, comprises an MR imaging system. The MR imaging system performs a single imaging scan including, acquiring a first imaging data set representing a spatially localized first imaging region located on a patient diaphragm, using a first RF excitation pulse sequence... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100264926 - System and method for phase relaxed rf pulse design: Techniques for designing RF pulses may be configured to produce improved magnitude profiles of the resulting magnetization by relaxing the phase constraint and optimizing the phase profiles. In one embodiment, a spinor-based, optimal control, optimal phase technique may be used to design arbitrary-tip-angle (e.g., large and small tip angle) RF... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100264927 - High-performance nanomaterial coil arrays for magnetic resonance imaging: Magnetic Resonance Imaging with imaging coils at least partially formed from carbon-based nanomaterials possessing high Signal-to-Noise-Ratio (SNR) are disclosed. The imaging or Radio Frequency receiving coils are constructed with a locally ballistic electrical conductor such as carbon in the form of a macroscopic configuration of carbon nanotubes or variations thereof... Agent: Russ Weinzimmer

20100264928 - Test assembly for a circuit breaker: A test assembly for a circuit breaker with a single pole module having first and second conduction paths electrically isolated from each other via an interior wall of the module and a circuit board. The test assembly includes an axle at an upper portion of the interior wall and having... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100264929 - Lifetime estimating method and deterioration suppressing method for rechargeable lithium battery, lifetime estimating apparatus, deterioration suppressor, and battery pack and charger using the same: In a lifetime estimating method for a rechargeable lithium battery, the open circuit voltages of the rechargeable lithium battery after discharging for at least two different charge/discharge cycle numbers are detected while charge/discharge cycles go on. Next, at least the two of the voltage values are plotted for respective cycle... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic

20100264930 - Fuel cell system: There is provided an impedance measuring system which can accurately measure the impedance of a fuel cell. A motor rotation number detection unit successively detects the rotation number of a motor controlled by an inverter and outputs the detection result to a superposition signal generation unit The superposition signal generation... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100264931 - Ambulatory infusion device with sensor testing unit: An ambulatory infusion device for infusion of a liquid drug into a patient's body over an extended period of time and methods thereof are disclosed. The device includes a sensor assembly, which produces a sensor assembly output based on an infusion characteristic of the ambulatory infusion device and based on... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100264935 - Electrically conductive kelvin contacts for microcircuit tester: Terminals of a device under test are connected to corresponding contact pads or leads by a series of electrically conductive contacts. Each terminal testing connects with both a “force” contact and a “sense” contact. In one embodiment, the sense contact partially or completely laterally surrounds the force contact, so that... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC

20100264934 - Processing device for piezoelectric actuator and processing method for piezoelectric actuator: A processing device is provided with a circuit connected to a first conductive portion and a second conductive portion. An AC voltage source produces an AC waveform voltage obtained by adding a bias voltage to an AC voltage for capacitance measurement. The AC waveform voltage is applied between the first... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20100264933 - System and method for testing size of vias: A system and method for testing size of vias reads a component group from a storage system and reads a via size of each via in the component group. If the via size of a via accords with a standard size corresponding to the component group, the via is determined... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100264932 - Testing of an integrated circuit that contains secret information: An integrated circuit (10) comprises a functional circuit (12a-c) that contain information that must be secured against unauthorized access. The integrated circuit comprises a test access circuit (14, 16) coupled to the functional circuit (12a-c), and a plurality of fuse elements (18) coupled to the test access circuit (14, 16).... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100264936 - Connector fitting test tool: A compact and easy to use female connector testing tool includes an outer housing containing a movable plunger. A male connection end is attached to one end of the movable plunger. A predetermined resistive force is provided between the outer housing and the plunger to provide adequate resistance against movement... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department

20100264937 - Liquid concentration sensing device: A capacitance sensing section senses a capacitance between first and second electrodes. A temperature sensing section senses fuel temperature. A microcomputer functions as a concentration sensing section and senses a concentration of ethanol contained in fuel based on the capacitance sensed by the capacitance sensing section and the temperature sensed... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100264938 - Method and device for position detection: A method and the device for position detection are disclosed. The device comprises a plurality of conductive strips intersecting each other to form a plurality of intersecting regions. A pair of depressed strips intersecting on any intersecting region contact each other to form a depressed intersecting region. When a high... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100264939 - Inductive sensor module and inductive proximity sensor: Inductive sensor module comprising a coil arrangement and a carrier, on which electronic components are arranged, wherein the coil arrangement is arranged on a first side of the carrier and the electronic components are arranged on a second side of the carrier directed away from the first side.... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20100264940 - Capacitance touch sensing device and door locking device: A capacitance touch sensing device that detects the touch of a user against a surface of a door handle on the outside of a vehicle includes an upper sensor electrode provided in an upper portion of the door handle, a lower sensor electrode provided in a lower portion of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100264942 - Control liquid identifying method and analysis device: Disclosed is a method of distinguishing between a specimen and a control solution in a system for analyzing a specific component within the specimen using an analysis tool. The distinguishing method includes a first step (S2) of measuring a response value when a voltage is applied between first and second... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100264941 - Method and device for the operation of an mox gas sensor: A method for operating an MOX gas sensor is provided for measuring a gas concentration present in the environment. The MOX sensor is heated by an electric current source, and an electric output quantity of the sensor representing a gas concentration being detected and analyzed is generated. The MOX sensor... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100264943 - Resistance variation detection circuit, semiconductor device and resistance variation detection method: A circuit for detecting variation of a resistance value of a resistor with respect to a reference value includes a first resistor; a second resistor; a first current source circuit for supplying current to the first resistor; a second current source circuit for supplying current to the second resistor; a... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100264944 - Branch current monitoring system: A power monitoring system that reduces the need for transient voltage suppressors while using current transformers on an associated support operating using a current mode.... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100264945 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: A semiconductor integrated circuit includes a sense amplifier for sensing input data and a sense amplifier controller for blocking a signal path between the sense amplifier and a memory cell when a test mode signal is activated.... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department

20100264947 - Closed-grid bus architecture for wafer interconnect structure: An interconnect structure employs a closed-grid bus to link an integrated circuit tester channel to an array of input/output (I/O) pads on a semiconductor wafer so that the tester channel can concurrently communicate with all of the I/O pads. The interconnect structure includes a circuit board implementing an array of... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie

20100264948 - Differential signal probing system: A probe measurement system comprises a probe with a linear array of probe tips enabling a single probe to be used when probing a test structure with a differential signal... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100264946 - Test and measurement instrument and method of configuring using a sensed impedance: A test and measurement instrument including a port including a plurality of connections; an impedance sense circuit configured to sense an impedance coupled to a connection of the plurality of connections; and a controller configured to setup the test and measurement instrument in response to a sensed impedance from the... Agent: Thomas F. Lenihan Tektronix, Inc.

20100264949 - Flexure band and use thereof in a probe card assembly: A flexure band can comprise structures configured to have elastic properties. Such a band can be stretched but will return generally to its original shape after forces that stretched the band are removed. The flexure band can hold one or more temperature control devices against a peripheral edge of a... Agent: N. Kenneth Burraston Kirton & Mcconkie

20100264950 - Electronic device including electronic part and wiring substrate: An electronic device includes an electronic part and a wiring substrate. The electronic part includes a rewiring substrate, a semiconductor chip, and solder bumps arranged in a matrix form. The wiring substrate includes a wire and lands arranged in a matrix form corresponding to the solder bumps. Each of the... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100264951 - Interconnection card for inspection, manufacture method for interconnection card, and inspection method using interconnection card: Recesses are formed on one surface of a substrate. A conductive film covers an inner surface of each of the recesses. This conductive film contacts a bump of a semiconductor device to be inspected and is electrically connected to the bump. It is therefore possible to prevent damages of the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

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