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11/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100295531 - Measuring device: The invention relates to a measuring device, especially for a machine tool and/or a manual measuring device, comprising a measuring unit (12a-d) that is adapted to measure and an external signal recognition unit (14a-d). The invention is characterized in that the external signal recognition unit (14a-d) is adapted to recognize... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100295532 - Pulse analyzer: There is described a pulse analyser (1) for sampling a pulse or a repetitive stream of pulses. The pulse analyser multiplies a pulse by a set of basis functions (c1, c2) to generate a plurality of multiplied pulse functions, and a synthesiser (9a, 9b, 13) combines the multiplied pulse functions... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100295534 - Electromagnetic wave measuring apparatus, measuring method, program, and recording medium: According to the electromagnetic wave measurement device of the present invention, an electromagnetic wave output device outputs an electromagnetic wave having a frequency equal to or more than 0.01 [THz] and equal to or less than 100 [THz] toward a device under test. An electromagnetic wave detector detects the electromagnetic... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100295535 - Frequency measurement device: A frequency measurement device for measuring a frequency of a signal to be measured including a pulse signal, includes: a signal multiplier section that multiplies the signal to be measured by n is an integer) and outputs a multiplied signal; a counter section that counts the multiplied signal with a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100295536 - Frequency measuring apparatus: A frequency measuring apparatus includes: a counter section adapted to count a signal including a pulse signal for a predetermined time period, and output a binary count value corresponding to a frequency of the signal including the pulse signal; and a low pass filter section adapted to perform a filtering... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100295537 - Frequency measuring apparatus: A frequency measuring apparatus includes: a high-order digit calculation section adapted to measure an input signal and output a high-order digit value of a frequency value of the input signal; a low-order digit calculation section adapted to measure the input signal and output a low-order digit value of the frequency... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100295533 - Passive intermodulation distortion measuring method and system: According to a reception passive intermodulation measurement method of the present invention, a device under test is set to the mismatching condition, and a standing wave is generated on a transmission line where the sample is connected. Since the tip of the transmission line is short-circuited using the sample, the... Agent: Venable LLP

20100295538 - Monitoring circuit, method for outputting monitor signal, and optical receiver: A monitoring circuit of the present invention provides a monitor signal with which a magnitude of a current flowing across a photodetector, such as a photodiode, can be calculated accurately over a wide temperature range on the basis of a value of the monitor signal. The monitoring circuit of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100295539 - Electronic circuit device for sensing a detection element current and/or a temperature in said detection element: An electronic switching device and method for the detection of a detection element stream through a detection element and/or a temperature in said detection element. A first connection of the detection element is connected to a first transistor element and a second connection of the detection element is connected to... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100295540 - Branch power monitoring system: A power monitoring system that reduces the need for external power calculation devices while simplifying the configuration of power meters.... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100295541 - Multi-rotation angle detection device: A rotating axis of a first driven gear provided with a magnet and a rotating axis of a second driven gear provided with a magnet are orthogonalized with respect to a plane which includes a rotating axis of a rotor having a first gear and a second gear each with... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100295542 - Rotation path detection device: The invention relates to a rotation path detection device for vehicles of public transportation having a drive device (20) for an entry/exit apparatus, which is mounted so it can be pivoted and/or displaced. Said apparatus has a drive unit (22), an electric drive motor (44), and a first reduction gear... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100295543 - Magnetometer-based detector for objects in a pipeline: A system and method for detecting the passage of an object in a pipeline includes a non-intrusive detection device that houses one or more shielded magnetometer sensors and a microcontroller with adaptive thresholding detection means. The adaptive thresholding detection means removes outlier data from the magnetic flux data stream and... Agent: Gable & Gotwals

20100295544 - 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 in each module. In addition to the support for common eddy current probe systems, employing an external driver, the module also supports direct connection... Agent: Skf Usa Inc.

20100295545 - Device and method for inductive measurements - signal reconstruction: Method and device for nondestructive and noncontact detection of faults in a test piece, or electrically conductive particles in a liquid flow, moving past the device, using eddy currents. The test piece or flow is exposed to periodic alternating electromagnetic fields. A periodic electrical signal is detected by a receiver... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20100295546 - Gradient sensor of a component of a magnetic field with permanent magnet: A gradient sensor of a component of a magnetic field comprising at least one elementary sensor comprising a deformable mass (31) equipped with a permanent magnet (32) having a magnetization direction substantially colinear to the direction of the gradient of the component of the magnetic field to be acquired by... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100295547 - Downhole resistivity receiver with canceling element: A downhole tool assembly comprising at least one downhole tool string component. The downhole tool string component comprises at least one transmitter. The transmitter is attached to a primary signal generator and transmits a primary signal into the surrounding earth formation. The primary signal creates an induced or reflected signal... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.

20100295548 - Methods and apparatus for providing complimentary resistivity and standoff image: A method for presenting a formation property to a user includes estimating an initial property of the formation using a tool conveyed in a borehole and estimating a relationship between the tool and the formation based on information received from the tool. The method also includes presenting the user a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated

20100295549 - Scan tool for electronic battery tester: A cable for connecting to an electronic battery tester, includes a first end configured to couple to a databus of a vehicle and a second end configured to couple to the electronic battery tester. An electrical connection extends between the first end and the second end and is configured to... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100295550 - Adaptive energy management terminal for a battery: A battery includes multiple conductive plates and a permeable electrolytic material and an ion membrane located between the conductive plates. The battery also includes at least one wire located within one or more of the permeable electrolytic material and the ion membrane. The at least one wire can be configured... Agent: Munck Carter/nsc

20100295551 - Device and method for inductive measurements - self test: Method for nondestructive and noncontact detection of faults in a test piece, with a transmitter coil arrangement with at least one transmitter coil that transmits periodic electromagnetical AC fields to a test piece, a receiver coil arrangement with at least one receiver coil for detecting a periodic electrical signal having... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20100295552 - Signal testing system and method of a printed circuit board: A signal testing method of a printed circuit board (PCB) applies a robot arm and an oscilloscope to test the PCB. The method controls the robot arm to move to test points of electronic signals of the PCB. The method further controls the oscilloscope connected to the robot arm to... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100295553 - Power patch panel with guided mac capability: A method and apparatus are provided for incorporating guided network cable Move/Add/Change (MAC) work order capability into a power patch panel. MAC work orders may be controlled and monitored using in-band signaling using, e.g., standard RJ-45 patch cords. Cable detection is performed at a port level on a real-time basis.... Agent: Panduit Corp.

20100295554 - Method for monitoring the condition of the capacitors of a dc-voltage intermediate circuit: Method and system for monitoring the condition of the capacitor arrangement (14-16) of the DC-voltage intermediate circuit of a power electronics appliance, such as of a frequency converter, at the place of usage, in which method the discharge voltage over the capacitor arrangement as a function of time is measured,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100295555 - Apparatus and method for generating a defined charge pulse for carrying out a partial discharge measurement: A calibrator apparatus for calibrating the performance of partial discharge measurements at electrical components, such as high voltage cables or transformators, comprises a housing (1) and an external electrode (4) to be mounted at the housing (1). A control unit (2) generates a defined charge pulse (QS) depending on a... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100295556 - Method and device for humidity and/or density measurement: The invention relates to a method for humidity and/or density measurement in a sample material, using a microwave transmitter, a microwave receiver and an analytical unit which can determine the phase and amplitude of microwave radiation from the microwave transmitter received by the microwave receiver and n which a complex... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100295558 - Inductive conductivity-measuring cell and method for operating such: A method for operating an inductive conductivity-measuring cell having a primary circuit with a sending coil, a secondary circuit with a receiver coil, and a short-circuit path, which passes through the sending coil and the receiver coil. The sending coil couples via the short-circuit path inductively with the receiver coil,... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100295557 - Method and circuit arrangement for measurement of the current through an inductive load: The invention provides a method and a circuit arrangement for measurement of the current through an inductive load L wherein the current is fed into the inductive load L with the aid of a full-bridge circuit. By way of example, full-bridge circuits such as these are used to feed a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100295559 - Device with proximity detection capability: The electrical equivalent of a relatively large area proximity detection capability is provided in a space limited electronic device (20, 30) with many individual input electrodes (24, 34, 44) by dynamically coupling parallel groups of the individual electrodes (24, 34, 44) and applying a proximity and/or contact test thereto. The... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (fs)

20100295560 - Scanning impedance microscopy (sim) to map local impedance in a dielectric film: A scanning impedance microscopy device maps out local impedance in a dielectric film sample. This may be used to detect conductive filaments in a dielectric film, to characterize semiconductor interfaces, and to be used a reading scheme for resistive change memory such as RRAM.... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20100295561 - Method and arrangement for indicating correct installation of plug-in unit of telecommunications device: An arrangement for indicating correct installation of a plug-in unit (102) of a telecommunications device includes at least one distance indicator (106) located in the plug-in unit and adapted to produce an indication for correct installation of the plug-in unit in response to a situation where the distance of the... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100295562 - Method, liquid supply unit, and measurement device for a level indicator:

20100295563 - Method and system for detecting an occupant in a vehicle seat: An occupant detection system comprises an electrode arrangement for placement into a seat of an automotive vehicle and an evaluation circuit operatively connected to the electrode arrangement. The latter includes a first electrode for emitting an electric field into a detection region above the vehicle seat, a second electrode and... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100295564 - Capacitive sensing with combinatorial sensor layout: In a method for determining capacitance, a set of sensor electrodes is employed. The set of sensor electrodes comprises at least three sensor electrodes including first, second, and third sensor electrodes. The first sensor electrode meets the second sensor electrode at a first activation region of a plurality of activation... Agent: Synaptics C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20100295566 - Apparatus having reduced noise and method of using the apparatus for detecting ionic materials: An apparatus and method for detecting ionic materials includes a sensing electrode which contacts a liquid sample and detects a sensing voltage corresponding to a surface potential which is changed by a concentration of ionic materials in the liquid sample, a first switching transistor having a first terminal connected to... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100295565 - Automated phase separation and fuel quality sensor: A fluid characterization sensor comprising a plurality of sensor segments is disclosed. Each segment comprises two electrodes, spaced apart so the fluid in the corresponding interval of depth for that segment is positioned between them. Complex current or impedance is measured by exciting one electrode with an AC signal, and... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100295567 - Resistance measuring device, display panel, and measuring method of bonding resistance: The resistance measuring device of the present invention includes switch transistors and switch conductive lines disposed between the bonding pads on a first substrate and between the bumps on a second substrate, such that the bonding pads and the bumps are conducted when the transistors are turned on, and the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100295568 - Self testing fault circuit apparatus and method: A self testing fault circuit interrupter device comprising a fault circuit comprising at least one line monitoring circuit, at least one line interrupting circuit and at least one fault detector circuit which is configured to selectively operate said at least one line interrupting circuit when a fault is detected. This... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100295569 - Rf performance test structure with electronic switch function: An RF performance test structure is applied to test RF performance of an RF element via an RF measuring instrument. The RF performance test structure includes an antenna element, an RF test point and an electronic circuit switch chip. The RF test point connects to the RF measuring instrument. The... Agent: Kile Park Goekjian Reed & Mcmanus

20100295570 - Probe connector: A probe connector for being sucked by a suction nozzle and then soldered to a PCB by moving the suction nozzle has a barrel. One end of the barrel has a base, the other end of the barrel is formed with an opening. A periphery of the barrel has a... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20100295571 - Device and method for configuring a semiconductor circuit: A device and method for configuring a semiconductor circuit having at least two identical or similar functional units, the faulty unit being identified and deactivated if an error occurs in at least one of the identical or similar functional units.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100295572 - Universal test socket and semiconductor package testing apparatus using the same: A universal test socket includes a housing frame including a side wall, an inner protruding portion protruding inwardly from the side wall, and a through window formed at a center portion of the housing frame, wherein the through window is surrounded by the side wall, a pin plate assembly coupled... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20100295573 - Method of inspecting power converter and inspecting device: An inspecting ECU 4 and a GD substrate 3 are connected to an inverter circuit 100 for converting a power to be supplied from a voltage source 2 and outputting the converted power to a motor 5, and switch a conducting state of each of the elements in the inverter... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

11/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100289477 - Measuring device and measuring method for measuring the envelope power and the mean-power value: A measuring device for measuring the envelope power and the mean-power value of a high-frequency signal. The measuring device includes a detector for detecting the high-frequency signal and for generating an analog detector signal, an analog/digital converter for generating a digital signal and an evaluation device for evaluating the digital... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100289478 - Modeling and calibrating a three-port time-domain reflectometry system: A three-port TDR front end comprises numerous components. An exemplary three-port TDR front end is a DSL modem. Information-bearing TDR signals are distorted as they pass through these components. With a perfect model of the response of its front-end, a TDR system usually can compensate for the effects of its... Agent: Jason H. Vick Sheridan Ross, PC

20100289479 - Sensor system and method: The present invention provides a sensor system and a corresponding sensing method employing the sensor system. The sensor system comprises a sensor (12) having an input (20) and an output (22), a feedback path (16) from the output to the input, and a filter (14; 92) in the feedback path.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100289480 - Physical quantity detection circuit: A PLL circuit generates a plurality of oscillated clocks having different phases. A selector selects one of the plurality of oscillated clocks generated by the PLL circuit. A detection circuit detects a physical quantity signal corresponding to the physical quantity given to a physical quantity sensor from a sensor signal... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100289481 - Apparatus and method for dc voltage measurement: The invention provides a method for DC voltage measurement. First, an input DC voltage is received. A temporary disturbance signal is then added to the input DC voltage to obtain a disturbed signal, wherein an amplitude of the temporary disturbance signal is greater than precision level of an analog-to-digital converter.... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.

20100289482 - Method and apparatus for monitoring electrical properties of polymerization reactor wall film: Disclosed is a method for using at least one static probe during polymerization in a fluid bed polymerization reactor system to monitor a coating on a surface of the reactor system and a distal portion of each static probe, wherein the coating is exposed to flowing fluid within the reactor... Agent: Univation Technologies, LLC

20100289483 - Sensor cartridge: The present invention provides a sensor cartridge (10) for distinctively determining at least two different target moieties in a fluid sample. The sensor cartridge (10) comprises a reaction chamber (1) and at least a first and second region (2, 3) distinct from each other. The first region (2) comprises magnetic... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100289484 - Multi-position switch having dual output hall device: A multi-output switch includes a dipole magnet configured to move from a central position to either a first position or a second position and a Hall Effect sensor having a first sensitive area with a first output and a second sensitive area with a second output, wherein the sensor is... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100289486 - Device for the detection of an actuation angle of an element rotatable about a shaft: A device for detecting an actuation angle of an element rotatable or pivotable about a shaft of the mentioned type. The device includes a sensor unit configured to emit an electrical signal depending on an angle of rotation and including an annular permanent magnet non-movably connected to the rotatable or... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100289487 - Magnetic encoder: A magnetic encoder is provided for use in a wheel bearing that forms a pulse train by means of a magnetic force and generates a code. The magnetic encoder is obtained by radially magnetizing a magnetic rubber ring with alternate S poles and N poles, wherein the magnetic rubber ring... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100289485 - System including a magnet and first and second concentrators: A system including a first concentrator, a second concentrator, and a magnet. The first concentrator has a first partial hub. The second concentrator has a second partial hub aligned with the first partial hub to form a bore. The magnet is situated in the bore and the first concentrator and... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20100289488 - Optical-magnetic kerr effect waveform testing: System and methods are provided for optical-magnetic Kerr effect signal analysis. In one aspect, a test fixture is supplied having parallel conductive lines, with an input of a first line adjacent a resistively loaded output of a second line and a resistively loaded output of the first line adjacent an... Agent: Law Office Of Gerald Maliszewski

20100289489 - Magnetic bridge for sensor in which magnetic fluid is used, current sensor in which magnetic bridge is used, and magnetic field sensor: The present invention provides a sensor in which an offset problem of the sensor can be solved, that is, a current sensor, a magnetic field sensor, a magnetic bridge that is formed by a magnetic fluid suitably used in the current sensor and the magnetic field sensor, and a magnetic... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20100289490 - Electromagnetic detection apparatus and methods: Systems and methods for detecting electromagnetic waves are disclosed. A system for detecting such waves includes a device having a first magnetic layer having a fixed magnetization direction, a second magnetic layer having an unfixed magnetization direction responsive to the electromagnetic wave, and a barrier layer positioned between the first... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100289491 - Radio frequency atomic magnetometer: An atomic magnetometer is used to detect radio frequency magnetic fields, such as those generated in nuclear resonance experiments. The magnetometer is based on nonlinear magneto-optical rotation and pumps an atomic vapor into a quadrupole aligned state. Detection of the modulation of the polarization of a linearly polarized beam provides... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100289492 - Method and device for position determination of body matrix coils in mr systems: In a device and a method to determine the position of at least one local coil for a magnetic resonance tomography apparatus, the field strength of a magnetic field is measured at multiple locations with at least one magnetic field strength sensor, and the position of the local coil (6)... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100289493 - Method and device to control a workflow of an mr measurement in a magnetic resonance system: wherein d is a slice interval, c is a natural number greater than 1 and e is a whole number that is not greater than c and not less than 0. The number of measurement positions Pi in the active volume results from the sum of c and e. TB... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100289494 - System and method for mode mixing in magnetic resonance imaging: The present invention provides a system and method for using a hardware-based compression of signals acquired with an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. This allows a first multi-channel MR signal to be compressed to a second multi-channel MR signal having fewer channels than the first MR signal. This system and... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100289495 - Tracking the positional relationship between a boring tool and one or more buried lines using a composite magnetic signal: A boring tool is moved through the ground in a region which includes at least one electrically conductive in-ground line and which is subject to static magnetic fields including the magnetic field of the earth. Tracking a positional relationship between the boring tool and the line, as well as a... Agent: Pritzkau Patent Group, LLC

20100289496 - Dipole locator using multiple measurement points: A receiver and tracking system for identifying a location of a magnetic field source. In a preferred embodiment a plurality of tri-axial antennas are positioned at three distinct points on a receiver frame. Each antenna detects a magnetic field from a source and a processor is used to determine a... Agent: Tomlinson & O'connell, P.C.

20100289498 - Battery tester with promotion feature: Battery maintenance equipment is provided for use in maintaining storage batteries. The battery maintenance equipment includes battery maintenance circuitry. A redemption code output is provided and configured to provide an output having a redeemable value in response to the battery maintenance circuitry. A method includes outputting a redemption code in... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100289497 - Multi-cell power system controller: Various apparatuses and methods for detecting cell connection status of a multi-cell battery are disclosed herein. For example, some embodiments provide an apparatus for detecting cell connection status of a multi-cell battery. The apparatus includes a battery cell input for each cell, a cell connection status detector for each cell,... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100289499 - Monitoring device for monitoring a terminal of a terminal component: A monitoring device for monitoring a terminal of a terminal component in a power supply system is described, the terminal component being connectable to the power supply system and to a monitoring system via an electrical connection element, and the monitoring device comprising a voltage measuring device for detecting a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100289500 - Substrate structure: A substrate includes a first plate member; a plurality of first electrodes provided on the major surface of the first plate member, the first electrodes including at least one electrode for circuit connection and at least one monitor electrode separate from the electrode for circuit connection; a second plate member;... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100289501 - Method for characterizing the sensitivity of an electronic component to energetic interactions: The behavior of a component subjected to pulsed laser radiation is measured. The polarization value, frequency, and temperature (or other operating conditions) to which the component is sensitive are determined by detecting a temporary or permanent fault in the operation of the component. If necessary, the parasitic currents generated are... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100289502 - Time domain reflectometry system and method of use: A non-invasive Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) transmission line system 1 and method for measuring one or more parameters of an electromagnetic Radio Frequency (RF) pulse transmitted, and reflected, along a transmission line. The parameters including at least one of; amplitude, propagation velocity and/or propagation time between defined predetermined instances. The... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100289503 - Extended proximity sensor device with electrostatic discharge protection: An input device is provided with improved electrostatic discharge protection. Specifically, the input device includes a plurality of capacitive sensing electrodes configured for object detection. An electrostatic discharge (ESD) shunt is disposed near the capacitive sensing electrodes and configured to provide ESD protection to the capacitive sensing electrodes. The input... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (syna)

20100289504 - Process for measuring bond-line thickness:

20100289505 - Electrical double layer capacitive devices and methods of using same for sequencing polymers and detecting analytes: Provided according to some embodiments of the present invention are electrical double layer (EDL) capacitive devices that include an insulating substrate defining a nanopore therethrough; a nanopore electrode exposed in a portion of the nanopore; and an electrolyte in contact with the nanopore electrode. Also provided are methods of using... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100289506 - Capacitive sensor and proximity detector using it: A capacitive sensor may be used as a proximity detector in an obstruction warning system for road vehicles, e.g. for use when the vehicle is reversing. A digital signal processor 11 sends a sine wave through a sensor RC circuit 1, 7. A sensor plate 3 acts as one plate... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100289508 - Electronic analysis circuit with alternation of capacitive/resistive measurement for passive-matrix multicontact tactile sensor: An electronic analysis circuit for a passive-matrix multicontact tactile sensor including an electrical supply mechanism feeding one of two axes of the matrix, and a mechanism for detecting electrical characteristics along the other axis of the matrix, at intersections between the two axes. The electrical characteristic measured is alternately capacitance... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100289507 - Multicontact transparent tactile sensor based on a metalized surface deposition: A multicontact transparent tactile sensor including two at least partially conducting transparent layers, the layers being spaced apart by an insulating transparent material. At least one of the layers includes a transparent sheet on which is deposited an array of conducting tracks whose width is less than 80 microns.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100289509 - Method for positioning carbon nanotubes between electrodes, biomolecule detector based on carbon nanotube-probe complexes and detection method using the same: A device and method are disclosed for detecting biomolecules. More specifically, by measuring the change in the electrical properties of a complex between a probe and carbon nanotubes, a non-label detection is achieved, capable of a rapid, sensitive and electrical detection of the presence and concentration of biomolecules in a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100289510 - Method and system for detection of solid materials in a plasma using an electromagnetic circuit: A method for solid material detection in a medium includes receiving an exhaust gas downstream with respect to a workpiece from which a photoresist material is removed. An electromagnetic circuit is configured to include the exhaust gas, the exhaust gas is excited with electromagnetic energy and an impedance value of... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100289511 - Method for testing a test substrate under defined thermal conditions and thermally conditionable prober: In a method and a device for testing a test substrate under defined thermal conditions, a substrate that is to be tested is held by a temperature-controllable chuck and is set to a defined temperature; the test substrate is positioned relative to test probes by at least one positioning device;... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100289512 - Probes with offset arm and suspension structure: A probe having a conductive body and a contacting tip that is terminated by one or more blunt skates for engaging a conductive pad of a device under test (DUT) for performing electrical testing. The contacting tip has a certain width and the blunt skate is narrower than the tip... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20100289513 - Test socket assembly having heat dissipation module: A test socket assembly (100) comprises a test socket (10) and a heat dissipation module (5) assembled on the test socket (10), the test socket (10) comprises a base (1) with a plurality of contacts (12) received therein, a cover (3) with a window (33) assembled on the base (1),... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20100289514 - Inspection apparatus: An inspection apparatus is provided to perform an accurate temperature control, cut a noise wave, overcome contact failure, and improve inspection accuracy. The inspection apparatus includes a probe device having a contact for contacting with an electrode of an inspected object and having a built-in heater for correcting dislocation of... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100289515 - Probe for a socket, socket for a semiconductor integrated circuit and electronic device: A socket for electrically connecting conductive patterns of a circuit board and electrodes of an integrated circuit, the socket includes a main body, a plurality of hollow probes that connect conductive patterns of the circuit board and electrodes of the integrated circuit, the plurality of hollow probes provided to the... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.

20100289516 - Malfunction determining apparatus and malfunction determining method for charging system: An ECU executes a program including a step of determining that a pilot wire for transferring a pilot signal CPLT, which is output when a charging cable is connected to a plug-in hybrid vehicle and an external power source, to the ECU is broken, when output of the pilot signal... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100289517 - Built off testing apparatus: A built off testing apparatus coupled between a semiconductor device and an external testing apparatus to test a semiconductor device. The built off testing apparatus can include a frequency multiplying unit to generate a test clock frequency by multiplying the frequency of a clock input by the external testing apparatus... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100289518 - Circuit and method for detecting faulty diode: A circuit for detecting faulty diode is disclosed, wherein the circuit for detecting faulty diode comprises a diode having an anode connecting to a voltage supply; a first switch having a first end connected to a cathode of the diode; a testing current source connected to the second end of... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100289519 - Circuit for detecting faulty diode: A circuit for detecting faulty diode comprises a diode having an anode connected to a voltage supply; a resistor having a first end connected to a cathode of the diode; a transistor having a drain connected to a second end of the resistor and a source that is grounded; a... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

11/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100283449 - Communication outlet identification system using ethernet signals: An AC common mode backchannel signaling system is used to provide outlet ID information in a communication network. Wire pairs of a communication network are used to support the AC common mode backchannel signaling system, while also supporting Ethernet communications as well as Power Over Ethernet (PoE). Query and receiving... Agent: Panduit Corp.

20100283452 - Apparatus and method for measuring real time clock accuracy in an electric meter: An arrangement for measuring an internal clock within an electricity meter includes an optical communication circuit within the meter, an optical detector external to the meter, and a frequency counter. The optical communication circuit within the electricity meter is operably coupled to receive a pulse output of the meter's internal... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100283451 - Optically measuring electric field intensities: An apparatus includes an optical resonator and a passive optical device. The optical resonator has first and second optical reflectors and an optical cavity interposed between the reflectors. The optical resonator includes an electro-optically responsive material. One of the reflectors is a distributed Bragg reflector. A passive optical device is... Agent: Docket Administrator - Room 3d-201e Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20100283450 - Particle detection: Particle detection and characterising apparatus has an insulating tube (50) along which the particles flow. Five electrodes (51, 52, 55, 56) and (57) spaced along the outside of the tube are connected via amplifiers (61) and (62) to a processor (68) arranged to measure the charge on the particles. The... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100283453 - Methods for calibrating an electric meter: An energy measurement by an electric meter is determined by a method, comprising the steps of: determining a normalization constant (K) representative of a unit of measured energy for each pulse generated by said electric meter; receiving a pulse by said electric meter; and generating an energy measurement by applying... Agent: Venture Pacific Law, PC

20100283454 - Magnetising assembly: A magnetiser for a pipeline inspection tool. The magnetiser comprises a ferromagnetic base member, a pair of driving magnets mounted at spatially separate locations on the base member and a flux enhancing magnet mounted on the base member adjacent to one or both of the driving magnets. The directions of... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100283455 - Frequency selection method and hardening depth measurement method of eddy current measurement: Disclosed is a method of appropriately and easily selecting a combination of two different frequencies of an AC exciting signal used for eddy current measurement while decreasing or removing the dependence of the measurement accuracy on temperature. Three or more AC exciting signals of different frequencies are applied to an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100283456 - Magnetic detection of back-side layer: The invention relates to an integrated circuit comprising a substrate having a first side and a second opposing side. An electronic circuit (EC) is provided at the first side (S1) of the substrate, wherein the electronic circuit (EC) comprises at least one magnetic field sensor (Snsr, Snsr1, Snsr2, Snsr3, Snsr4).... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100283457 - Magnetic sensor and method for producing the same: A magnetoresistive element includes, in plan view, an element section and an extension region extending from an end portion of the element section; and an insulation layer is formed on the element section and the extension region. A contact hole having a recessed shape, penetrating through the insulation layer, and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100283458 - Matching of gmr sensors in a bridge: A magnetoresistive (MR) sensing device includes MR elements electrically connected to form a bridge circuit and one or more non-functional (or “dummy”) MR elements for improved matching of the bridge circuit MR elements.... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100283460 - Method and apparatus for nmr measurements in small boreholes: NMR spin echo signals are measured in a small borehole during drilling. Signals measured in a plurality of regions of investigation are combined to increase the signal strength.... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC

20100283459 - Method and apparatus for nmr measurements in underbalanced drilling: NMR spin echo signals are measured in a borehole during underbalanced drilling. A magnetic field gradient in the region of examination is selected to suppress an effect of a formation fluid flow on the produced signals, the fluid flow being caused by the excess of the formation pressure over the... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC

20100283461 - Method and apparatus for nmr measurements while drilling with multiple depths of investigation: NMR spin echo signals are measured in a borehole during drilling. Signals measured in a plurality of regions of investigation with different depths of investigation in the borehole are processed to give a radial profile of formation properties, including a potential gas kick.... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC

20100283462 - Tubular magnetic resonance surface coil, and method and system for processing signals therefrom: In a method and system for processing radio frequency signals of a tubular surface coil, the N channels of coil output signals are generated based on M channels of radio frequency signals acquired by M coil units in the tubular surface coil, wherein N is an even number greater than... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100283464 - Magnetic resonance imaging using navigator echo method with navigator region in overlap with imaged region: An object of this invention is to provide a Navigator Echo method applicable even when an elongated navigator region and a region of interest to be imaged have a mutually overlapping part. A control section of an MRI apparatus decides, based on a measured signal obtained from a first reception... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100283463 - Method and apparatus for field map estimation: A method for estimating values of a field map to generate a magnetic resonance display image with species separation is provided. A set of MR images is acquired based on an applied magnetic resonance excitation. A set of feasible field map values for each pixel in a field map are... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100283465 - System and method for tissue specific mr imaging of metabolites using spectral-spatially formed stimulated echo: A system for magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy includes a plurality of gradient coils positioned about a bore of a magnet and an RF coil assembly coupled to a pulse generator to emit RF pulse sequences and arranged to receive resulting MR signals from a subject of interest. A system control... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (gems)

20100283466 - Local gradient system for imaging of the breast with planar arrangement: A coil arrangement for a magnetic resonance tomography apparatus has plates that each contain at least one gradient coil.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100283467 - Metal detector with improved magnetic response application: This invention discloses a low cost metal detector which suppresses signals arising from signals induced in a receive inductor from a rate of change of environmental static fields. The metal detector processes a signal due to a rate of change of environmental static fields to produce a first signal, and... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100283468 - Remotely located tuning circuits for multi-frequency, multi-puropse induction antennae in downhole tools: A unified circuit without using a relay is proposed to resonate an antenna at more than two frequencies. The use of such analog IC switches are common place for transceiver applications in high RF frequencies (500 MHz and above). However, the use of selectively tuned antennas has for the most... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC

20100283470 - Compensated directional resistivity measurements: A method for making directional resistivity measurements includes sequentially transmitting first and second axial and transverse electromagnetic waves in a borehole and receiving substantially pure axial and transverse components of each of the transmitted waves. A composite ratio of the received components is computed and may be utilized as an... Agent: Smith International Inc. Patent Services

20100283469 - Methods for making directional resistivity measurements: One exemplary embodiment of a method for making directional resistivity measurements includes transmitting an axial electromagnetic wave in a borehole and receiving substantially pure axial and transverse components of the wave. A ratio of the axial and transverse components is computed and may be utilized as an indicator of various... Agent: Smith International Inc. Patent Services

20100283471 - Method for measuring soc of a battery management system and the apparatus thereof: This invention is related to a method and an apparatus for choosing SOCi (State Of Charge based on current) or SOCv (State Of Charge based on voltage) as the SOC (State Of Charge) of a battery depending on a condition in a battery management system by using an equivalent circuit... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100283472 - Verfahren zur uberwachung der reststandzeit einer batterie: A method for monitoring the remaining service life of a battery used for operating a field device in automation technology. The present power consumption of the battery is ascertained. Then, during a first phase of life, power consumption of the battery ascertained during operation of the field device is compared... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100283473 - Monitoring system and method: A method and system for monitoring a voltage of a battery cell or a battery stack. A first monitoring unit has a first plurality of battery monitoring nodes, first and second data ports, a first supply port switchably coupled to the first plurality of battery monitoring nodes, a second supply... Agent: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC Intellectual Property Dept. - A700

20100283474 - Test circuit and optical pickup device: A test circuit for testing not only characteristics of a current-voltage conversion circuit in which a light-receiving element is used but also characteristics of the light-receiving element includes: a current-mirror circuit 110 including a bipolar transistor Q1 and a bipolar transistor Q2 which are electrically connected to a light-receiving element... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100283475 - Separate test electronics and blower modules in an apparatus for testing an integrated circuit: The invention relates to an apparatus for testing an integrated circuit of an electronic device.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100283476 - Testing system and testing method: The invention discloses a testing system and a testing method, suitable for testing a DUT with double-sided signal pins. The testing system includes a testing platform and a pick-and-place device. The testing platform includes an electromagnetic shielding chamber and a test-bench module. The electromagnetic shielding chamber has an opening. The... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100283477 - Assembly for detecting electric discontinuity between an electric contact and an electrically conducting member mounted in the detection circuit: An assembly (1) for detecting an electric discontinuity that comprises an exciter (6) connected via at least one capacitor to two contacts (2, 3) normally connected between them by an electrically conducting member (4). The circuit outside the exciter defines a resonating circuit having an impedance that changes upon the... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20100283478 - Connector conduction check apparatus: The object of the present invention is to provide a connector conduction check apparatus manufactured easily and inexpensively. The connector conduction check apparatus of the present invention 1 includes a main body 10 having a plate member 17, a rail part 27 formed by bending the plate member 17, an... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100283479 - Method of detecting faults on an electrical power line: This invention relates to a method of detecting faults on an electrical power line (7) and a sensor (5) for use in such a method. Preferably, the sensor is a line-mounted sensor (5). The method comprises the initial step of determining an initial impedance profile for the power line (7),... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20100283480 - Test apparatus, test method, and device: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test, wherein the device under test includes an internal circuit that generates a plurality of internal clocks having different phases based on a reference clock provided thereto, selects from among the internal clocks an internal clock having a predetermined relative... Agent: Masao Yoshimura

20100283481 - Systems and methods for conducting emi susceptibility testing: System and methods for performing EMI susceptibility testing of a device is disclosed. A system may include an EMI generation unit that includes a plurality of EMI generating devices, where each EMI generating device generates EMI having substantially similar characteristics relative to EMI generated by other EMI generating devices in... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100283482 - Non-destructive signal propagation system and method to determine substrate integrity: In various exemplary embodiments described herein, a system and associated method relate to non-destructive signal propagation to detect one or more defects in a substrate. The system can be built into a semiconductor process tool such as a substrate handling mechanism. The system comprises a transducer configured to convert one... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100283483 - High-resolution, nondestructive imaging of dielectric materials: The enhanced detection of defects and features in bulk dielectric materials is disclosed. Microwave radiation partly reflected at interfaces where the dielectric constant changes (e.g., where there are defects or structures). A sinusoidal or quasi-sinusoidal wave results. Localization or imaging of features is enhanced by exploiting the variation in distance... Agent: Patent Department Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, L.l.p

20100283484 - Method and apparatus for localizing an object in the body: Method and apparatus for real-time, 3-D image guidance of invasive surgical diagnostic tools and therapy. In this method, the 3-D distribution of electrical conductivity of the surgical region of interest are derived using images derived from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) X-Ray Computed Tomography (CT) or other techniques. Current flows and... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100283485 - Method and device for capacitive detection of objects: Proximity of a person causes a change in a capacitance value of a sensor capacitor having a pair of capacitive plates. The change is detected by charging the sensor capacitor by coupling the sensor to a voltage supply. The voltage supply is disconnected from a tank capacitor during the charging.... Agent: Venable LLP

20100283486 - System and method to measure dielectric constant in a subterranean well: A method and system to predict dielectric behavior in a wide frequency range in a wellbore. The method comprising: deploying a tool in a wellbore, measuring the permittivity and conductivity at more than one frequency of a formation with the tool, and predicting the dielectric behavior of saline water in... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100283487 - System and method for sensing voltage in medium-to-high voltage applications: A system and method for measuring voltage of a medium to high voltage line conductor is disclosed. The system includes an electrical insulator having a surface and an edge, the surface having an opening therein to allow passage of a line conductor therethrough in a direction generally perpendicular to the... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (eaton)

20100283488 - Sample measurement device, sample measurement system and sample measurement method: A sample measurement device (110), in which a biosensor (30) having an electrode is mounted, voltage is applied to the electrode, and the concentration of a specific component in a sample deposited on the biosensor (30) is measured, comprises a voltage source (19) configured to apply voltage to the electrode,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100283489 - Method for determining the heating characteristic of a glow plug: A method for determining a heating characteristic of a glow plug, wherein pulse-width-modulated voltage pulses are applied to the glow plug and an electric variable is measured repeatedly during a voltage pulse with the heating characteristic of the glow plug determined by evaluating the difference of successive measurement results of... Agent: Walter A. Hackler

20100283490 - Determining formation properties while drilling: The present disclosure relates to a method to determine a characteristic of a subsurface formation using a downhole logging tool. A downhole logging tool having the ability to make substantially concurrent disparate measurements on the subsurface formation is provided and substantially concurrent disparate measurements on the formation using the downhole... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100283491 - Double-clamp earth tester device: A double-clamp earth tester device, having a voltage-inducing transformer (VT) (30), a current-sensing transformer (CT) (32), a voltage source adapted to supply a voltage across a primary winding (31) on the VT core (44) and a signal processing unit (35) adapted to measure a resultant signal output from a secondary... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100283492 - Automated electrical stability meter: A method for automatically measuring a property of a fluid associated with a drilling application, including obtaining a sample of the fluid, wherein the sample of the fluid is obtained by directing the fluid through an electrode probe assembly comprising an electrode probe and depositing the fluid in a probe... Agent: Osha Liang/mi

20100283493 - Charge eliminating apparatus and method, and program storage medium: A charge eliminating apparatus eliminates, when an electrical characteristics test of a target object is performed by moving a mounting table mounting the target object thereon and a probe card relative to each other to bring the target object into electrical contact with the probe card, static electricity of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100283494 - Probe tile for probing semiconductor wafer: A tile used to hold one or more probes for testing a semiconductor wafer is disclosed. The tile has one or more sites for inserting one or more probes to test the semiconductor wafer. Each site has one or more holes. Each hole is coupled with a slot forming an... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100283495 - Probe substrate and probe card having the same: Disclosed are a probe substrate and a probe card using the same. The probe substrate includes a ceramic stack structure stacked with a plurality of layers; vias disposed in the ceramic stack structure to perform inner-layer connection, and pads electrically connected to the vias; a contact opening disposed at the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100283497 - Semiconductor testing device, semiconductor device, and testing method: A semiconductor test apparatus, semiconductor device, and test method are provided that enable the realization of a high-speed delay test. Semiconductor test apparatuses (1a-1c) include: flip-flops (11) each provided with first input terminal SI, second input terminal D, mode terminal SE that accepts a mode signal indicating either a first... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100283496 - Transmission-modulated photoconductive decay measurement system: A system and method for measuring recombination lifetime of a photoconductor or semiconductor material in real time and without physically contacting the material involving positioning the sample material between a transmitter and a receiver so that electromagnetic signals, preferably radio frequency signals, traveling from the transmitter to the receiver pass... Agent: Greenlee Sullivan P.C.

20100283498 - Full grid cassette for a parallel tester for testing a non-componented printed circuit board, spring contact pin for such a full grid cassette and adapter for a parallel tester for testing a non-componented printed circuit board: According to a first aspect of the present invention, spring contact pins are secured in the full grid cassette by means of a film. According to a further aspect of the present invention, the full grid cassette comprises two plates which are movable relative to one another in the axial... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100283499 - Non-contact testing of printed electronics: Apparatus and methods for non-contact testing of electronic components printed on a substrate (3) are provided. Test circuits (11) are printed on the substrate (3) at the same time as the desired electronic component. The test circuits (11) are all optical and include a first portion (13) for providing electrical... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100283500 - Method of error detection when controlling a rotating field motor: A method is specified for fault identification when operating a rotating-field motor by means of a pulse-controlled inverter, wherein electromagnetic state variables of the rotating-field motor are determined by means of a mathematical model in space-vector form, and wherein the pulse-controlled inverter is operated electronically using space-vector variables. In this... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100283501 - Testing method for optical touch panel and array tester: A testing method for an optical tough panel includes the steps of: coupling a negative voltage to a common line to turn off an optical sensing element; coupling a positive voltage to a readout line; turning on a switching device to have the positive voltage charge the optical sensing element... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

11/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100277157 - Apparatus and method for determining the type of electromagnetic wave generating source: An apparatus for determining a type of an electromagnetic wave generating source, including: a measurement unit that measures electromagnetic field strength at first and second measurement points at vertically different respective distances from a main surface of an object to be measured; a calculation unit that calculates an attenuation amount... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100277158 - Delay time measurement circuit and method: Provided are a delay time measurement circuit and method. Since the delay time measurement circuit and method according to the present invention use a delay chain having a feedback structure, a measurable delay time is not limited. In addition, the number of delay elements constituting the delay chain can be... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100277159 - Systems and method for laser voltage imaging state mapping: An apparatus and method for laser probing of a DUT is disclosed. The system enables laser voltage imaging state mapping of devices within the DUT. A selected area of the DUT is illuminating a while the DUT is receiving test signals causing certain of the active devices to modulate. Light... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100277160 - Magnetic sensor device: A magnetic sensor device (20) for determining the presence and/or amount of target moieties in a sample fluid is provided. The magnetic sensor device comprises:—a sensor chamber (12) having a sensor surface (120), the sensor surface comprising a plurality of binding sites (121) adapted for binding magnetic or magnetizable objects;... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100277161 - Compensating for position errors in displacement transducers: Methods of compensating for position errors due to signal scaling, linearity, and offset between first and second members in a displacement transducer are provided, including: producing a first signal at the first member; producing a second signal at the first member; modulating the first signal at the second member to... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100277162 - Inductive displacement or rotational angle sensor with a screening plate arranged between two coils: An inductive displacement or rotational angle sensor including at least one electrical coil which is provided with turns, and an influencing element which interacts with said coil and produces a different inductance of the least one coil as a function of its position, characterized in that at least two separate... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100277163 - Spatial information detecting system, its detecting method, and spatial information detecting device: The present invention relates to a spatial information detecting system. A magnetic sensor driving unit drives a magnetic sensor via a multiplexer unit. Signals of the magnetic sensor are converted from analog signals to digital signals, and are transmitted from a data transmitting unit to an arithmetic unit as magnetic... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100277164 - Method and apparatus for signal recovery: Method and system for detecting magnetic contaminants in products (160). The product (160) is transported past magnetic sensors (170, 180) which return a first sensed signal S1 (172) and a second sensed signal S2 (182) being time-spaced received versions of the source signal produced by the product (160). From the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100277167 - Method and apparatus for determining multiscale similarity between nmr measurements and a reference well log: Pulse sequences are applied to a fluid in an earth formation in a static magnetic field and NMR spin echo signals are obtained. The signals are processed to give a distribution of a relaxation time at a plurality of depths. Semblance between the distributions and a log of a formation... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC

20100277166 - Method for determining formation parameter: A method of measuring a parameter characteristic of a rock formation in an oil well is provided for evaluating a reservoir treatment applied to a subterranean formation including the steps of injecting from a tool body suspended into a well at an injection location a known volume of fluid into... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Hps

20100277165 - Method for determining wettability of an oil reservoir: A method for determining wettability of an earth formation zone surrounding a borehole, including the following steps: introducing paramagnetic ions into the water component of the zone; performing NMR measurements on the zone, and determining an NMR relaxation time parameter for the zone; extracting a fluid sample from the zone;... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100277169 - Method and magnetic resonance system for diffusion-weighted acquisition of mr signals: In a method for diffusion-weighted acquisition of MR signals with an acquisition sequence that includes a diffusion module with multiple diffusion coding gradients and a readout module with readout gradients to acquire the MR signals, the acquisition sequence is configured to acquire MR signals that correspond to a predetermined signal... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100277168 - Multi-channel tem coils with auxiliary decoupling elements: A radio frequency coil (30) includes a radio frequency screen (34), a plurality of operative TEM elements (35) defined by parallel elongate conductive elements (36) coupled with the radio frequency screen and configured for operative connection with a multi-channel radio frequency driver (32), and a plurality of auxiliary elongate conductive... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100277170 - Heat pipe cooled suerconducting magnets with ceramic coil forms: A system and method for a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging system includes a coil form, at least one magnet positioned about the coil form and configured to generate a magnetic field, at least one gradient coil for manipulating the magnetic field generated by the at least one magnet by way... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100277172 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and susceptibility-emphasized imaging method: s

20100277173 - Method and magnetic resonance tomography apparatus for triggered acquisition of magnetic resonance data: In a method and magnetic resonance tomography apparatus for triggered implementation of a measurement (composed of partial measurements) in the magnetic resonance tomography apparatus, at least one image data set is determined from the data acquired within the scope of the partial measurements, and for triggering a reference point of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100277171 - Novel method and apparatus for mri signal excitation and reception using non-resonance rf method (norm): A system for MR signal excitation and reception and method which uses a non-resonant device or transmission line to perform MR imaging and spectroscopy. The system with non-resonant device is advantageous to parallel imaging due to the improved decoupling performance. Because the non-resonant RF coil is not generally sensitive to... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)

20100277174 - Passive shims to increase the effective b0 and b1 uniformity in a body coil: A magnetic resonance imaging system (10) includes a local coil (40) for receiving a resonance signal induced by a whole body quadrature coil (32). The local coil (40) includes a dielectric former (68) in which a plurality of receive coils (60, 74, 76, 78) and a passive B0 and B1... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100277175 - Tunable and/or detunable mr receive coil arrangements: MR receive (or reception) coil arrangements are disclosed which comprise at least one MR receive coil or coil element or coil system (9) which can be tuned and/or detuned in relation to an MR frequency, and which further comprise a transmission line (7) for electrically connecting the MR receive coil... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100277176 - Logging tool having shielded triaxial antennas: The present invention relates to a downhole logging tool having on its tool body a set of co-located antennas, one or more additional antennas spaced longitudinally apart from the set of co-located antennas, an electromagnetically transparent shield circumferentially surrounding the set of co-located antennas, and an electromagnetically transparent shield circumferentially... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100277177 - Analysis of subsurface electromagnetic data through inversion with constrained casing correction coefficients: Methods and related systems are described for analyzing electromagnetic survey data. Electromagnetic survey data of a subterranean formation is obtained using at least a downhole transceiver deployed in a borehole and a transceiver positioned on the surface, or in the same or another borehole. Limits are defined for casing correction... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100277178 - Method for ascertaining a type of a gas discharge lamp and electronic ballast for operating at least two different types of gas discharge lamps: Various embodiments provide a method for ascertaining a type of a gas discharge lamp using an electronic ballast for operating different types of gas discharge lamps, wherein the different types of gas discharge lamps differ in at least one operating parameter, wherein the method may include: a) preheating at least... Agent: Viering, Jentschura & Partner - Osr

20100277179 - Evaluation method for ion behavior and evaluation device for ion behavior: An evaluation device of ion behavior includes: a voltage oscillator (17) for applying, to a liquid crystal cell, a voltage including a direct-current voltage component and a voltage including no direct-current voltage component; a residual DC voltage measuring section (20) for measuring, per predetermined temperature, a plurality of combinations of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100277180 - Method and kit for testing 3-phase supplies onboard of an aircraft: The present invention relates to a method for testing power lines and signal lines onboard of an aircraft, wherein the power lines and signal lines normally connect a 3-phase AC motor with the power supply system of the aircraft, and wherein the 3-phase AC motor has separate input terminals onto... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100277181 - Method and device for fault location in a two-terminal transmission or distribution power line: A method for locating a fault in a two-terminal power transmission or distribution line. Measurements of the three phase currents are received from both terminals. Measurements of the three phase voltages are received from one line terminal. Parameters of the line are received. The fault type is received. Based on... Agent: Venable LLP

20100277182 - Implementing a coded time domain transmission distance meter: A method and circuit for implementing a coded time domain transmission distance meter, and a design structure on which the subject circuit resides are provided. A first transmitter module connected to a cable at a first point or power outlet, generates and sends a testing coded pulse onto the power... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept 917

20100277183 - One sheet test device and method of testing using the same: A one sheet test device and a method of testing using the same that can prevent a change of current characteristics due to a failure panel by measuring a current of normal panels except for the failure panel, when testing a one sheet substrate that includes panels, first wires that... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100277184 - Non-destructive determination of electromagnetic properties: Systems and methods to determine electromagnetic properties are provided. A particular method includes directing electromagnetic energy toward an article under test. The method also includes taking measurements of electromagnetic energy scattered by the article under test. The method further includes determining expected baseline values of at least one electromagnetic property... Agent: Boeing (tlg) C/o Toler Law Group

20100277185 - Soil moisture sensor: A soil moisture probe includes a capacitance-type probe and a detection circuit. The probe includes two spaced electrodes on the same side of a printed circuit board (PCB). The electrodes are placed on an inner layer of a multi-layer PCB and the detection circuit may be placed on an outer... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100277186 - Method and system for detecting an occupancy state of a vehicle seat: In an occupant detection system, which comprises an electrode arrangement for being placed into the seat of an automotive vehicle, the electrode arrangement including an antenna electrode for emitting an electric field into a detection region above the vehicle seat, and an evaluation circuit operatively connected to the antenna electrode,... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100277187 - Sensor mechanism and method for the production thereof: A sensor device and a method of making a sensor device. The sensor device includes a coil arrangement including a primary coil and a secondary coil. A conduit that is traversable by a flow in a figure-8 pattern is disposed as a yoke about the coil arrangement such that the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100277188 - In-pipe coating integrity monitor for very long pipes: Systems, methods and program products of instructions stored on a computer readable medium related to a tether free piggable inspection tool capable of detecting holidays and able to read and store non-conductive internal coating thickness values in very long conductive pipes, along with distance values for further off-line analysis, are... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20100277189 - Current measuring system and method for measuring current: A current measuring system and a method thereof adapted for measuring a current of a current driving module/circuit are provided. When the current measuring system and the method thereof are used for measuring the current, the current measuring system is not required to be well matched with the current driving... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20100277190 - Probe with high-precision dc-voltage measurement: A test-signal detection system provides a probe, a first transmission line and a measuring device. The probe is connected to the measuring device by the first transmission line. The first transmission line transmits broadband test signals to the measuring device. The test-signal detection system provides at least one further transmission... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100277191 - Spring contact pin for an ic test socket and the like: A spring contact pin includes a depressible probe member having a tapered configuration that prevents contact between the projecting end of the probe member and the end of the spring barrel throughout the compression and release cycle of the probe. The tapered configuration of the depressible probe member improves the... Agent: Beeson Skinner Beverly, LLP

20100277192 - Manufactoring method of semiconductor integrated circuit device: A probe is contacted to a test pad, without destroying the circuit formed in the chip at the time of a probe test. Therefore, a load jig, a pressing tool, an elastomer, an adhesion ring, and a plunger are made into one by fixation with a nut and a bolt.... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20100277193 - Probe: A probe of the present invention includes a beam portion cantilevered by a holding portion, and a contact extending perpendicularly to and downward from a free end of the beam portion. An inner cut portion is formed on a fixed end side of the beam portion in a side portion... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100277194 - Chip pin test apparatus: A test apparatus includes a printed circuit board, a chip carrier socket, and a display circuit. The chip carrier socket includes a space to receive a chip including a plurality of pins, a plurality of contact terminals, and a grounded ground portion. The display circuit includes a power supply and... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100277195 - Modular probe system: A modular probe system that includes components that are selected to test different devices-under-test (DUTs) in a number of different scientific fields. The system includes quick-release connectors that may be used to releasably secure components of the modular probe system to one another or to a mounting interface. These connectors... Agent: Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

20100277196 - Semiconductor test system and method: A method of testing semiconductor devices, the method includes the steps of making a first set of electrical connections to a first set of devices to allow a first set of tests to be performed on that set of devices and concurrently making a second set of electrical connections to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100277198 - System and method for testing a characteristic impedance of an electronic component: A method for testing a characteristic impedance of an electronic component includes sending a positioning command to a control computer through a switch, so as to drive a probe holder of a mechanical arm to position probes of a time domain reflectometer (TDR) on a position of the electronic component.... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100277197 - System and method implementing short-pulse propagation technique on production-level boards with incremental accuracy and productivity levels: A system and method for performing a test for characterizing high frequency operation of PCB boards. More particularly, a system and methodology is provided to implement a time-domain short pulse propagation (SPP) technique on the production line, on large, multi-layer, product-level PCB boards, for large volume testing, by people who... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100277199 - System for diagnosing defects in electric motors: The invention relates to a device for the diagnosis of flanges in tri-phase motors. More specifically, the invention relates to a device comprising means for the inductive acquisition of currents in a common mode for the simple and practical diagnosis of the defects in the flanges of a tri-phase motor.... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

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