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01/27/2011 > 58 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110018523 - Device and method for current estimation: A device and a method for estimating a current; the method includes: setting an impedance of a power gating circuit to a measurement value; wherein the power gating circuit selectively provides power to a circuit of an integrated circuit; measuring, during a measurement period, an electrical parameter indicative of a... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20110018525 - Autonomous syringe and grid systems: A syringe and grid interface (10) provides for improved wear and performance characteristics by providing compliant contacts on the grid. Also disclosed is a grid (1) design that can provide continuous electrical contact between the grid and a syringe as the syringe is moved axially relative to the grid.... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20110018524 - System and method for nondestructive detection of electrical sensors and cables: A system and method for noninvasive and nondestructive identification of electrical sensors and cables in multi-channel data acquisition (DAQ) systems includes a probe comprising a slotted, wound toroid in series with a blocking capacitor connected to, and powered by, a frequency generator. The frequency generator is tuned to output a... Agent: Nexsen Pruet, LLC

20110018526 - Measuring device for measuring relative rotational speeds using wireless signal transfer: A measuring device for measuring the relative rotational speed of a rotor which rotates with respect to a stator, having at least one inductive pulse generator which is supported by the stator and comprises at least one induction coil in which an electrical voltage which represents a rotational speed measurement... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110018527 - Apparatus for detecting the travel of a lifting motor: An apparatus for detecting the travel of a lifting motor, comprising: a transmission unit positioned within a housing and having a reduction gearset and a transmission gear meshed with the reduction gearset; a threaded rod passing through a housing and threadedly coupled with the transmission gear. The transmission unit includes... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20110018528 - Method and device for determining the actuation position of an adjusting element of a motor vehicle: In order to determine the actuation position of a motor-driven adjusting element of a motor vehicle, a Hall-effect sensor is located in a rotatable magnetic field, wherein a periodic change in the magnetic flux density sensed by the Hall-effect sensor is converted into a binary pulse train in that a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20110018529 - Rotational position sensor: A rotational position sensor includes a rotating body rotatably supported around a predetermined axis line by a bearing portion of a housing and a sensor unit having a movable sensor element arranged at the rotating body to detect a rotational angle position of the rotating body and a fixed sensor... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110018530 - Device for the non-destructive testing of parts in a turbomachine: Device for the non-destructive testing of parts of a turbomachine motor, comprising a longitudinal rod carrying at its distal end a longitudinal finger carrying a retractile or deployable flexible blade supporting an inspection probe, this blade being guided in axial translation on the finger between a retracted position in which... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110018531 - Magnetic sensor and method for manufacturing magnetic sensor: A method for manufacturing a magnetic sensor. The method includes forming a plurality of magnetic detection elements on a substrate to form a bridge circuit, forming a protective film that protects the magnetic detection elements on the substrate, forming a plurality of stress absorption grooves near each of the magnetic... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20110018533 - Circuits and methods for generating a diagnostic mode of operation in a magnetic field sensor: A magnetic field sensor includes a diagnostic circuit that allows a self-test of most of or all of, the circuitry of the magnetic field sensor, including a self-test of a magnetic field sensing element used within the magnetic field sensor. The magnetic field sensor can generate a diagnostic magnetic field... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20110018534 - Diagnosable hall sensor: A measuring device for determining the strength of magnet fields using a Hall probe and a method for evaluating the function of a Hall sensor. The measuring device comprises a sensor having a Hall probe and an electric diagnosis conductor which is galvanically isolated from the Hall probe. The measuring... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20110018532 - Integrated magnetic field generation and detection platform: An integrated magnetic field generation and detection platform is described that is capable of manipulating and detecting individual magnetic particles, such as spherical super-paramagnetic beads, and providing biosensing functionality. The platform is implemented in an integrated circuit, a portion of the surface of which is functionalized with one or more... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20110018535 - Method and apparatus usable for mining and mineral exploration: A method for mineral analysis of a sample based on detection of NQR and/or NMR signals from a particular substance within a sample includes: setting a frequency of RF pulses to be approximately equal to one of the NQR or NMR frequencies of the substance; setting a set of parameters... Agent: Lathrop & Clark LLP

20110018536 - Angular position sensing based on magnetically induced beam deformation: A sensor for sensing an angular position of an instrument relative to a static magnetic field includes a flexible beam, an electromagnetic device, and a measuring device. The beam at one end may be coupled to the instrument, and lies along a sensor axis when the beam is in a... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc. In Care Of: Cpa Global

20110018537 - Interleaved single magnetic resonance sequence for mr quantification: A magnetic resonance sequence includes an interleaved slice-selective pre-pulse and a slice-selective multi-echo acquisition. This sequence is repeated with different delays between the pre-pulse and the acquisition resulting in a matrix of complex images. Based on this matrix T1 and T2 relaxations, proton density and the B1 field can be... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20110018538 - Nmr device for detection of analytes: This invention relates generally to detection devices having one or more small wells each surrounded by, or in close proximity to, an NMR micro coil, each well containing a liquid sample with magnetic nanoparticles that self-assemble or disperse in the presence of a target analyte, thereby altering the measured NMR... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20110018539 - Hybrid imaging coils for magnetic resonance imaging: Hybrid imaging coil elements for use with MRI systems are disclosed that can include at least one electrical conductor, termed the first electrical conductor, formed from shaped carbon-based nanomaterial, a conducting connector deposited on at least one end of the first electrical conductor and connecting the first electrical conductor to... Agent: Russ Weinzimmer

20110018540 - Method of calculating coil pattern, and gradient magnetic field coil.: The present invention eliminate the limitation of coil pattern design, facilitates the fabrication, and improves the accuracy of magnetic field. A coil pattern calculation method is characterized by comprising the steps of: calculating a current potential at each contact between finite surface elements forming each of the coil surfaces based... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20110018541 - Iso-plane backbone for radiation detectors: An imaging system comprises: a magnetic resonance scanner (30) having a cylindrical bore (36) defining a cylinder axis (DA), the magnetic resonance scanner having a gradient coil (10, 10′) defining an isocenter (64) within the bore and an isoplane (66) passing through the isocenter and oriented transverse to the cylinder... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110018542 - Method and apparatus for locating well casings from an adjacent wellbore: A wellbore tool for locating a target wellbore containing a conductive member from a second wellbore and directing the trajectory of the second wellbore relative to the target wellbore includes an electric current driver having an insulated gap; a three-axis magnetometer positioned within a non-magnetic housing that is disposed within... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Hps

20110018543 - Electrochemical cell for eis: The invention is directed to an electrochemical cell for electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, the use thereof, an electrochemical impedance spectroscopy method, and the use of a flexible magnet. The electrochemical cell of the invention comprises—a housing defining a space comprising an electrolyte, a counter electrode and optionally a reference electrode, wherein... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20110018544 - Method and device to detect the flame in a burner operating on a solid, liquid or gaseous combustible: A method for flame sensing in a solid, liquid or gaseous fuel burner, the flame generated at an ionization electrode, the flame presence resulting in an ionizing effect on the electrode. The electrode is powered by an alternating voltage signal. The ionization phenomenon generates in the electrode a direct current.... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP

20110018546 - Discharge ionization current detector: A low-frequency high AC voltage from an excitation voltage power source (14) is applied between one electrode (8) and two other electrodes (9A and 9B) to generate a low-frequency AC-excited dielectric barrier discharge within a gas passage (3), thereby creating atmospheric pressure non-equilibrium micro-plasma. A sample gas is mixed with... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP

20110018545 - Helium sensor: The helium sensor comprises a housing that encloses a detection chamber. A side of the housing is closed by a permeable wall that is selective for helium. In the detection chamber, there is located an ion getter pump comprising an anode, a cathode and a magnetic field. The cathode, or... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20110018547 - Test instruments for pulse tdr, step tdr and tranmission anaylsis: e

20110018550 - Integrated circuit with test arrangement, integrated circuit arrangement and text method: An integrated circuit (100) is disclosed comprising a test arrangement (110, 450) for testing a signal path (150) comprising a capacitive load (152), said test arrangement being arranged to, in a test mode, implement a method in accordance with the present invention by transferring a charge stored in the test... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20110018548 - Printed circuit board test assisting apparatus, printed circuit board test assisting method, and computer-readable information recording medium: A printed circuit board test assisting apparatus includes an input part that has the attribute information of the wiring pattern input thereto; a degradation degree process part that obtains a degradation degree in signal characteristics in a wiring pattern corresponding to attribute information that is input to the input part,... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20110018549 - Test apparatus, additional circuit and test board: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test, comprising a power supply that generates power supplied to the device under test; a transmission path that transmits the power generated by the power supply to the device under test; a current measuring section that measures a peak in... Agent: Masao Yoshimura

20110018551 - Method and device for determining degradation state of electrical storage device in hybrid construction equipment: The degradation of an electrical storage device 30 such as a capacitor can be determined by a system which is not an external device but is installed in hybrid construction equipment 1 in a state that the electrical storage device 30 such as a capacitor is mounted. To achieve this... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20110018552 - Coupon board and manufacturing method of printed board: A coupon board is cut out together with a printed wiring board from a sheet material in which a solder resist film is formed on a surface of a glass cloth fiber. The coupon board is for evaluating characteristics of the printed wiring board. The coupon board includes a region... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20110018553 - Electromagnetic compatibility multi-carrier immunity testing system and method: Provided for in some embodiments is, a method of electromagnetic compatibility multi-carrier immunity testing. The method includes generating a first carrier frequency set including a first plurality of carrier frequencies simultaneously such that a device under test is subjected to the first plurality of carrier frequencies simultaneously. One or more... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20110018554 - Inclination detection method and inclination detection apparatus: An inclination detection method is disclosed, which uses a pair of electrodes placed so as to face each other and having a fixed positional relation and an electric conductor which can move between the pair of electrodes, wherein the pair of electrodes is in either a conducting state or a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110018555 - Electrical measuring device, method and computer program product: The invention relates to an electrical measuring device for performing an electrical impedance measurement in a contactless manner. The measuring device comprises a measuring unit which is provided with the impedance to be measured and a passive resonance circuit connected thereto for generating a measuring signal to be wirelessly received... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20110018556 - Pressure and touch sensors on flexible substrates for toys: A capacitive sensor comprises patterned electrodes and printed wires of conductive material integrated with sensing circuits on flexible circuit substrates. The flexible circuit substrates are fingered or otherwise elongated to distribute sensing points to the limbs in a toy doll or animal, or squares on a board game. Such sensing... Agent: Thomas E. Schatzel Law Offices Of Thomas E. Schatzel, P.C.

20110018557 - Capacitive sensing pattern: A sensor electrode pattern configured to enable the detection of multiple input objects concurrently disposed in a sensing region of a mutual capacitance sensor comprising a plurality of first sensor electrodes oriented along a first axis, and a plurality of second sensor electrodes oriented along a second axis and configured... Agent: Synaptics C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20110018558 - Electrostatic sensor: Multiple sensor capacitors Cd are respectively assigned to multiple buttons B1 through B3. Each of the multiple sensor capacitors is assigned to one of the multiple channels. A capacitance detection unit detects the combined capacitance of the sensor capacitors each of which is assigned to the corresponding one of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110018560 - Electrostatic capacitance input device and electro-optical device having input device: Disclosed herein is an electrostatic capacitance input device including: an input region of a substrate, in which a plurality of input position detection electrodes are provided; a plurality of wires that are electrically connected to the plurality of input position detection electrodes and extend outside the input region of the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110018559 - Test apparatus: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test, comprising a power supply that generates supply power supplied to the device under test; a transmission path that transmits the supply power generated by the power supply to the device under test; an intermediate capacitor that is provided between... Agent: Masao Yoshimura

20110018561 - Capacitive sensor having cyclic and absolute electrode sets: A capacitive sensor includes first and second variable capacitor electrode sets, respectively disposed upon a planar support surface and a proof mass that is compliantly displaceable along a first axis substantially parallel to the planar support surface. The first electrode set produces a cyclic variation in capacitance over a range... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20110018562 - High voltage capacitance probe: A high voltage capacitance probe has a central conductor rod forming one capacitor electrode which is fixed to an elongated dielectric support and has a probe tip extending beyond the edge of the dielectric support. A conductive layer defining a second capacitor electrode is formed on a surface of the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20110018563 - Test device for measuring permeability of a barrier material: A test device for measuring permeability of a barrier material. An exemplary device comprises a test card having a thin-film conductor-pattern formed thereon and an edge seal which seals the test card to the barrier material. Another exemplary embodiment is an electrical calcium test device comprising: a test card an... Agent: Paul J White, Assoc. General Counsel National Renewable Energy Laboratory (nrel)

20110018564 - Wafer prober for semiconductor inspection and inspection method: A wafer prober is provided with a tray which supports a wafer at a set position, transports it to a processing position of the wafer and is placed at the processing position; one or more alignment units which position the wafer at the set position with respect to the tray;... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20110018565 - Dielectric breakdown lifetime enhancement using alternating current (ac) capacitance: A time-to-breakdown for a dielectric layer in a semiconductor device is determined based upon a sudden change in capacitance. An alternating voltage, greater in magnitude than an operating voltage of the device, is applied to the semiconductor device, capacitance is measured across the dielectric layer during the application of the... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20110018566 - Temporary planar electrical contact device and method using vertically-compressible nanotube contact structures: A wafer-scale probe card for temporary electrical contact to a sample wafer or other device, for burn-in and test. The card includes a plurality of directly metallized single-walled or multi-walled nanotubes contacting a pre-arranged electrical contact pattern on the probe card substrate. The nanotubes are arranged into bundles for forming... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20110018567 - Sensing probe for measuring device performance: A sensing probe for measuring device performance electrically at a delivery inspection is disclosed. The probe comprises a plunger, a barrel and a coil spring. The plunger provides a groove in an outer surface thereof, while, the inner surface of the barrel provides a projection. The groove comprises a plurality... Agent: Venable LLP

20110018568 - Semiconductor test equipment with concentric pogo towers: A semiconductor test equipment with concentric pogo towers is disclosed, which comprises a base, a tester head, an outer pogo tower, and an inner pogo tower. The inner pogo tower is concentrically received in the outer pogo tower, and a connecting slot of the inner pogo tower is correspondingly engaged... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20110018569 - Test apparatus of semiconductor device and method thereof: A test apparatus according to the present invention includes a probe card recognition unit that recognizes positions of at least two probe card marks formed to a probe card and assumes a probe card mark connection line connecting the positions of the probe card marks, a backing material recognition unit... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110018570 - Self-cleaning package testing socket: The present invention relates to a self-cleaning package testing socket, which comprises a base plate, a surround wall is configured on the periphery of the base plate and surrounding with a central testing tank inside. Two transversal channels respectively disposed at two opposite sides of the surround wall. Each transversal... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20110018571 - Chip on glass type lcd device and inspecting method of the same: A COG type LCD device includes a first substrate including a display area and first, second, third and fourth non-display areas, gate and data lines in the display area on the first substrate and defining pixel regions, switching thin film transistor at each crossing portion of the gate and data... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20110018573 - semiconductor device, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device and a testing method of the same: A semiconductor device for SiP or PoP for downsizing, a method of manufacturing it, and a testing method suitable for SIP and PoP in which the simplification of a system and the enhancement of its efficiency are achieved are provided. A first semiconductor device including a first memory circuit determined... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20110018574 - Reconfigurable connections for stacked semiconductor devices: Some embodiments include apparatus, systems, and methods comprising semiconductor dice arranged in a stack, a number of connections configured to provide communication among the dice, at least a portion of the connections going through at least one of the dice, and a module configured to check for defects in the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/micron

20110018572 - Semiconductor device test system: A semiconductor device test system is disclosed. The semiconductor device test system extends driver- and comparator-functions acting as important functions of a test header to an external part (e.g., a HIFIX board) of the test header, such that it can double the productivity of a test without upgrading the test... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110018575 - Method and system for assessing reliability of integrated circuit: The present invention provides a method. The method includes operating a plurality of field-effect-transistors (FETs) under a first operation condition; reversing an operation direction for at least one of the plurality of FETs for a brief period of time; measuring a second operation condition of the one of the plurality... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g

20110018576 - Method and device for testing semiconductor: A semiconductor testing device of the prevent invention includes a current detecting circuit, an electric current drawing circuit, and a determining device. The electric current drawing circuit is connected to a semiconductor device under test, and draws a branched electric current branched from a measured electric current output from a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110018577 - Test circuit, wafer, measuring apparatus, measuring method, device manufacturing method and display apparatus: There is provided a wafer on which a plurality of electronic devices and circuits under test are to be formed, where each circuit under test includes a plurality of transistors under measurement provided in electrically parallel, a selecting section which sequentially selects the respective transistors under measurement, and an output... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20110018579 - Auxiliary power unit diagnostic tool: A diagnostic tool for an auxiliary power unit comprising an alternating current generator having an exciter winding and an output winding and an automatic voltage regulator for providing control over the excitation winding of the generator includes a harness with plug connectors allowing the diagnostic tool to be directly introduced... Agent: International Truck Intellectual Property Company,

20110018578 - Methods, systems and apparatus for detecting abnormal operation of an inverter sub-module: Methods and apparatus are provided for determining whether one or more inverter sub-modules of an inverter module is operating properly. Amplitude of each stator current signal is regularly measured. For each current signal, a positive counter counts a number of consecutive times the amplitude of that current signal is less... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20110018580 - Power supply apparatus, power supply unit diagnostic apparatus, and method for controlling power supply apparatus: A power supply apparatus includes a power supply part including a plurality of power supply units, a first comparison unit comparing a first voltage of the power supply part with a first reference value, a directing unit issuing a voltage fall direction to one of the power supply units so... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.

01/20/2011 > 54 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110012584 - Safety device, particularly for household appliances: The invention relates to a safety system for detecting the presence of living beings inside a lockable, or alternatively dangerous housing area, particularly the washing housing area of a washing machine or of a clothes dryer, of a stove, of a microwave oven, as well as particularly also in closets... Agent: Kf Ross PC

20110012585 - Approach for controlling particulate matter in an engine: A method of operating a diesel engine and an emission control system including a diesel particulate filter comprising of The inventors herein have realized that accurate particulate matter information for controlling processes and parameters may be realized by a method for operating an engine comprising of correlating a measured property... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP

20110012586 - Method for detecting, identifying and locating partial discharges occurring in a discharge site along an electric apparatus: A method for detecting, identifying and locating partial discharges occurring in a discharge site along an electric apparatus comprises the following steps: detecting (1) electrical signals in a detection station; attributing (2) to each detected signal a value of a phase parameter; deriving (3) for each signal at least one... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20110012587 - Clamp-on multimeters including a rogowski coil for measuring alternating current in a conductor: A clamp-on multimeter measures alternating current flow in an electrical conductor. The multimeter includes a display, a housing including the display, a first sensor, a second sensor, a processor and an integrator. The first sensor has a magnetizable material core and inductively senses the alternating current. The first sensor includes... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20110012588 - Wide-dynamic range electrometer with a fast response: A method and apparatus for measuring current includes sensing a first voltage at the output of an amplifier and computing a current based on the first voltage and the resistance of a first resistive element, which is electrically coupled between an inverting input of the amplifier and the output of... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20110012589 - Clamp-on multimeters including a rogowski coil for measuring alternating current in a conductor: A clamp-on multimeter measures alternating current flow in an electrical conductor. The multimeter includes a display, a housing including the display, a first sensor, a second sensor, a processor and an integrator. The first sensor has a magnetizable material core and inductively senses the alternating current. The first sensor includes... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20110012590 - Current detector and wattmeter using the same: A current detector includes a plate conductor (4) that is folded in one portion in a longitudinal direction to have two parts parallel to and facing each other having a predetermined width (w1) therebetween, so as to compose a looped current path (2a) in the conductor, and a magneto-electric transducer... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110012592 - Magnetic flux oil level sensor for use in aircraft lubrication systems: A magnetic flux position sensor includes a primary coil, a secondary coil, and a magnetic flux conductor. The primary coil generates a magnetic flux and the secondary coil senses magnetic flux. The primary and secondary coils are substantially concentric and spaced apart by an annular passage. The annular passage has... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20110012591 - Angle measuring system: An angle measuring system includes a first component group and a second component group, the first component group being mounted so as to be rotatable relative to the second component group. The first component group includes a ring having a running surface and an angle scaling. The second component group... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110012593 - Method and apparatus for shielding a linear accelerator and a magnetic resonance imaging device from each other: A radiation therapy system comprises a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system combined with an irradiation system, which can include one or more linear accelerators (linacs) that can emit respective radiation beams suitable for radiation therapy. The MRI system includes a split magnet system, comprising first and second main magnets separated... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department

20110012597 - Fastener-less edge launch connector for mr-compatible medical monitoring: A robust MR compatible ECG monitor (40) includes a connector (50) for connecting ECG electrode leads (44) to an internal circuit board (52). The connector (50) includes connector pins (54) that run parallel to the circuit board (52) and tangentially contact solder pads (56) of the circuit board (52) at... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110012596 - Magnetic resonance system and method to detect and confirm analytes: A system and method are provided to detect target analytes based on magnetic resonance measurements. Magnetic structures produce distinct magnetic field regions having a size comparable to the analyte. When the analyte is bound in those regions, magnetic resonance signals from the sample are changed, leading to detection of the... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20110012595 - Method and magnetic resonance system to determine the strength of a magnetic interference field: In a method and magnetic resonance system to determine the strength of a magnetic interference field that is caused by an interference object in a magnetic resonance image data acquisition, the interference object having a magnetic susceptibility that differs from the magnetic susceptibility of the material that surrounds the interference... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20110012594 - Position detecting system and position detecting method: A system includes a body-insertable apparatus disposed while introduced in a subject in a detection space, and an external apparatus disposed on the outside of the subject. The body-insertable apparatus includes a first switch for connecting/interrupting a resonance circuit and an oscillation circuit or a ground line. The external apparatus... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110012599 - Cryogenically cooled superconductor gradient coil module for magnetic resonance imaging: Methods and/or apparatuses for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or magnetic resonance spectroscopy comprising a superconducting gradient coil module configured for cryogenic cooling. Such a superconducting gradient coil module may comprise a vacuum thermal isolation housing comprising a double wall hermetically sealed jacket that (i) encloses a hermetically sealed interior space... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20110012598 - Mr coils with an active electronic component having an indirect power connection: A radio frequency coil comprises: a coil unit (30, 100) including one or more conductive radio frequency receive elements (32, 110) tuned to receive a magnetic resonance signal and an on-board active electronic component (34, 114, 118) operatively coupled with the one or more conductive radio frequency receive elements; and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110012600 - Electromagnetic antenna and method of use for detecting objects: Disclosed herein are systems and methods of detecting objects. In particular, a transmitter antenna is disclosed comprising one or more coils. Alternating current may be run through the one or more coils of the antenna to create an electro-magnetic field (“EMF”) which will, in turn, induce an alternating current in... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery

20110012601 - Method for determining resistivity anisotropy from earth electromagnetic tansient step response and electromagnetic transient peak impulse response: A method for determining resistivity anisotropy of subsurface rock formations includes imparting a transient electromagnetic field into the subsurface rock formations. Electromagnetic response of the formations is measured at a plurality of offsets from a position of the imparting. For each offset, an arrival time from the imparting is determined... Agent: Petroleum Geo-services, Inc.

20110012602 - Cancellation of vibration noise in deep transient resistivity measurements while drilling: A transient electromagnetic (TEM) signal is recorded in an earth formation during vibration of a logging tool. Concurrently, accelerometer measurements are made. The accelerometer measurements are used to correct the TEM signal for the vibration using the accelerometer measurement and a transfer function relating the TEM signal and the accelerometer.... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC

20110012603 - Protective relay monitoring system and method of comparing behavior patterns: A system for collecting data and monitoring the operation of electrical circuits, such as branch circuits at a substation is provided. The system collects data from a plurality of sensors coupled to a plurality of electrical equipment associated with a circuit. The data from the sensors is collected and used... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110012604 - Secondary battery system: Provided is a secondary battery system which can accurately detect a state of a secondary battery system (such as a secondary battery state and a secondary battery system failure). The secondary battery system (6) includes dV/dQ calculation means which calculates a dV/dQ value as a ratio of a change amount... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110012605 - Current based overvoltage and undervoltage detector: With batteries or cells, particularly lithium ion cells, it is important to determine when one or more cells have entered a fault condition (i.e., overvoltage or undervoltage). Conventional circuits employ measuring circuits that use multiple bandgap circuits and high voltage components. These conventional circuits, however, consume a great deal of... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20110012606 - Insulation state detector: An insulation state detector detects an insulation state with respect to a ground potential portion of a DC power source on the basis of a charging voltage of a flying capacitor. The insulation state connector includes a detecting section that detects the insulation state of the DC power source by... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20110012607 - Method and apparatus for generalized ac and dc arc fault detection and protection: According to the features discussed herein, through a single generalized arc-fault detection algorithm, various types of series and/or parallel arc faults can be detected without any nuisance trip for either AC or DC Electric Power Systems. Running Discrete Fourier Series (RDFS) formulation for nuisance-free operation and cost-effective implementation is developed.... Agent: Honeywell/shimokaji Patent Services

20110012608 - System and method for enhanced accuracy in cable diagnostics of cable length: A system and method for enhanced accuracy in cable diagnostics of cable length. Conventional cable diagnostics such as time domain reflectometry can be used to determine cable length. This conventional technique can have accuracy limitations in certain situation such as with perfectly terminated cable. A cable length can also be... Agent: Law Office Of Duane S. Kobayashi

20110012609 - Method and appartus for sub-assembly error detection in high voltage analog circuits and pins: The innovation relates to systems and/or methodologies for error detection during sub-assembly in high voltage analog circuits. A signal driver communicates test signals to one or more high voltage analog circuits, and a state machine compares the electrical and/or thermal responses of the high voltage analog circuits to a set... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20110012612 - Test apparatus: There is provided a test apparatus for testing a device under test, including a signal supply section that supplies a test signal to the device under test via a transmission line, and a comparing and judging section that receives a response signal from the device under test via the transmission... Agent: Masao Yoshimura

20110012610 - Testing device and method for sm memory connector: A testing device for testing surface-mounted (SM) memory connectors on a circuit board is provided. The testing device includes a main control circuit storing standard pin information of the SM memory connectors. A data collecting circuit is connected to the main control circuit and to at least one SM memory... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110012611 - Testing method for electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus includes a first power contact, a second power contact, and a control unit. The first power contact is electrically connected with an anode of a power supply source, and the second power contact is electrically connected with a cathode of the power supply source. The control unit... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20110012613 - Failure detection method and failure detection apparatus: The present invention discloses a failure detection method and a failure detection apparatus for detecting a defect in an electrical conductor. The failure detection method includes: providing at least two output terminals on the electrical conductor under test, the at least two output terminals having identical electric potentials; inputting a... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20110012614 - Low voltage and intense current phase-controlled switching on equipment: The present invention relates to low voltage electrical equipment testing technique, more particularly, to a low voltage and intense current phase-controlled switching on equipment, comprising: a frame, at least an vacuum arc extinguish chamber, at least a permanent magnet control device and at least a intelligent phase choosing controlled module,... Agent: Scihead Intellectual Property Law Group, Ltd

20110012616 - Systems and methods for assessing standoff capabilities of in-service power line insulators: An electrical power transmission system includes electrical insulators arranged to electrically isolate live power lines. Measurement devices are physically incorporated or integrated in the insulator structures. The measurement devices measure and report insulator properties during live wire conditions.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20110012615 - Systems and methods for assessing standoff capabilities of in-sevice power line insulators: An electrical power transmission system includes electrical insulators arranged to electrically isolate live power lines. Measurement devices are physically incorporated or integrated in the insulator structures. The measurement devices measure and report insulator properties during live wire conditions.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20110012617 - Methods and systems for testing digital-to-analog converter/amplifier circuits: A digital-to-analog converter (DAC)/amplifier testing system for use in an electron-beam (e-beam) mask writer, the e-beam mask writer including a plurality of DAC/amplifier circuits to output analog voltage signals, each DAC/amplifier circuit having a first output terminal and a second output terminal, the first output terminals of the plurality of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110012618 - Method and apparatus for sensing capacitance value and converting it into digital format: A capacitive sensing system are configured to sense a capacitance value and convert the sensed capacitance value to a digital format. The capacitive sensing system provides good selectivity and immunity to noise and interference, which can be further enhanced by enabling spread spectrum excitation. In some embodiments, the capacitive sensing... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20110012619 - Yield improvement for josephson junction test device formation: An apparatus for measuring component performance including a feed line having an input port and an output port, a first resonator connected to the feed line, and a first Josephson junction device connected to the first resonator and to ground.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown

20110012620 - Correction factors for electromagnetic measurements made through conductive material: The present disclosure relates to determining attenuation factors relating to an electromagnetic signal passing through, a conductive material seen by a real sensor. A sensor is provided and disposed proximate to the material. An alternating current is passed through the sensor and the impedance of the sensor is measured. The... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20110012621 - Method and monitoring system for closing covers: The invention relates to a method and a monitoring system for automatically actuated, in particular power-driven closing covers, for example boot lids of motor vehicles. The invention also relates to a method and a detection system for detecting the presence of objects per se. The aim of the invention is... Agent: Kf Ross PC

20110012622 - Test apparatus: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test, comprising a power supply that generates supply power supplied to the device under test; a transmission path that transmits the supply power generated by the power supply to the device under test; a high-capacitance capacitor that is provided between... Agent: Masao Yoshimura

20110012623 - Capacitive sensor array: A capacitive sensor array includes a sensor electrode, a shielding electrode and a background electrode which are surrounded by insulator materials and connected to a control and evaluation circuit. Using the sensor electrode that extends along a first coordinate line, the entry of an object into a space ahead of... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20110012624 - Sensor module: A capacitive sensor module with a sensor electrode which is used to detect the entry of an object into a space ahead of the sensor electrode, wherein the sensor electrode is formed from a wire. Parallel to the sensor electrode, auxiliary electrodes extend within a plastic carrier that possesses recesses... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20110012625 - Zinc oxide sulfur sensor: Sulfur sensors are formed by coating a conductive substrate with ZnO microstructures that are reactive with sulfur in liquids, such as fuel, using MOCVD. The ZnO is changed to ZnS over time and causes the voltage across the sensors to change under a constant current by at least about 25%.... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.

20110012626 - Correction for gas entrained water analyzers: An apparatus for measuring a water content in a multiphase fluid flow stream is provided. The apparatus comprises a measurement section configured to obtain a series of electrical measurements of the multiphase fluid flow stream over a first predetermined time interval, and determine a minimum electrical measurement Fmin_baseline from the... Agent: Docket Clerk

20110012627 - Method for determining porosity with high frequency conductivity measurement: Propagation of ultrasound through a porous body saturated with liquid generates electric response.... Agent: Andrei Dukhin

20110012628 - Corrosion detecting apparatus and outdoor structure: A corrosion detecting apparatus includes a first conductive part, an insulating film part made of a material same as that applied to an outdoor structure, which covers the first conductive part, and linear second conductive parts provided in plural with a predetermined gap there between on top of the film... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20110012629 - Replacement-gate-compatible programmable electrical antifuse: After planarization of a gate level dielectric layer, a dummy structure is removed to form a recess. A first conductive material layer and an amorphous metal oxide are deposited into the recess area. A second conduct material layer fills the recess. After planarization, an electrical antifuse is formed within the... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20110012630 - Device for checking the operability of a sensor element: The invention relates to a device for checking the operability of a sensor element (100) for determining the concentration of gas components in a gas mixture, particularly of the concentration of gas components in the exhaust gas of internal combustion engine, having an external pump electrode (APE) and an internal... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20110012631 - Conductive heating: A storage device transporter is provided for transporting a storage device and for mounting a storage device within a test slot. The storage device transporter includes a frame that is configured to receive and support a storage device. The storage device transporter also includes a conductive heating assembly that is... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20110012632 - Conductive heating: A test slot assembly is provided for testing a storage device. The test slot assembly is configured to receive and support a storage device, or a storage device supported by a storage device transporter. The test slot assembly also includes a conductive heating assembly. The conductive heating assembly is arranged... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)

20110012633 - Apparatus and method for testing of stacked die structure: An integrated circuit device is described that includes a stacked die and a base die having probe pads that directly couple to test logic of the base die so as to implement a scan chain for testing of the integrated circuit device. The base die further includes contacts disposed on... Agent: Xilinx, Inc Attn: Legal Department

20110012634 - Test probe: A test probe is provided. The test probe includes a group of shielding boards and two probe pins. The group of shielding boards has two opposite surfaces. The group of shielding boards includes at least two insulation boards and at least one metal board. The metal board is formed between... Agent: Brian M. Mcinnis

20110012635 - Wet high potential qualification tool for solar cell fabrication: Embodiments of the invention generally provide methods and an apparatus for processing and qualifying a formed photovoltaic device to assure that the formed photovoltaic device meets desired quality and industry electrical standards. Embodiments of the present invention may also provide a photovoltaic device, or solar cell device, production line that... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx

20110012636 - Measuring method and device for characterizing a semiconductor component: A measuring method for characterizing a semiconductor component (1) having at least one pn junction and a measuring surface, which is the front and/or rear of the semiconductor component and which has at least one contacting subarea, which is covered by a metallization or is intended for coverage by a... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20110012637 - Method for detection of interlaminar sheet short circuits in the stator sheet core of electromachines: A method and an apparatus are described for detection of interlaminar laminate shorts in the laminated stator core of electrical machines, in which the laminated stator core (4) is subjected to an externally applied field current (2) or field voltage (V), and the short-circuit magnetic field (Bshort) induced by short-circuit... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Alstom

01/13/2011 > 52 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110006751 - Method and device for determining a reference position of a locking part moved by an electric motor: In a method and a device for determining a reference position of a locking part moved by an electric motor, the locking part is moved in the direction of the closed state thereof, until the same reaches a stop position. At that location the meter reading of a position meter... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20110006752 - Method and apparatus for evaluating electromagnetic hazard protection devices: A method and apparatus which provide for measurement of embedded EMH, HIRF, or EMI (collectively referred to herein as EMH components), non-destructive measurement of embedded EMH components, component determination using only a simple current measurement; component determination without a priori knowledge of the range of values, the architecture of the... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20110006753 - Electric current sensor: An electric current sensor, including a circular magnetic material core, an excitation coil wound around the magnetic material core, a supplemental excitation coil wound around the magnetic material core, a first excitation circuit that applies an alternating excitation voltage to the excitation coil, a second excitation circuit that applies pulsed... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20110006754 - Current measurement apparatus with shunt resistor and heat sink: A current measurement apparatus includes a shunt resistor (1) located between two terminal members (5, 6), each connected electrically to a respective end (4, 3) of the shunt resistor, and each extending over substantially the whole of an adjacent side face of the shunt resistor. Electrically insulating, thermally conductive material... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20110006755 - High sensitivity differential current transformer for insulation health monitoring: A current transformer is provided. The current transformer comprises an inner magnetic core having a central opening, an outer sense core circumscribing the inner magnetic core, at least one pair of conductors extending through the central opening and positioned symmetrically with respect to a center point of the inner magnetic... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20110006756 - Power measurement system, method and/or units: The invention provides a system (1) for providing power measurements using a current sensing element (2) located at a supply line and a voltage sensing element (3) located remotely from said supply line location. Power measurement is enabled by using a communications link (4) to correlate current and voltage measurements.... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20110006759 - Position detection apparatus and sensor unit: A position detection apparatus includes a position pointer having a coil and a sensor unit for detecting the position of the position pointer. The sensor unit has a sensor board including a plurality of loop coils juxtaposed and extending in a predetermined direction, and the sensor unit detects a signal... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20110006758 - Angle measuring system and method for producing an angle measuring system: An angle measuring system includes a first component group and a second component group, the first component group being mounted in a manner allowing rotation about an axis relative to the second component group. The first component group includes a ring having a running surface and an angle scaling. The... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110006757 - Linear segment or revolution counter with a ferromagnetic element: Absolute counters for linear segments or revolutions having a Wiegand element (WE) in the main field between two opposite excitation magnets (EM1, EM2) connected by a common ferromagnetic back connection body (14), and an additional sensor element (SE) for determining the information about the polarity and the position of the... Agent: Woodling, Krost And Rust

20110006760 - Bottom bracket with a torque sensor: A bottom bracket with a torque sensor unit. The bottom bracket has at least one pedal crank, a shaft that is non-rotatably connected to the at least one pedal crank, and a torque detection device for detecting a torque in the region of the shaft. The torque detection device has... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20110006761 - Method and eddy current system for non-contact determination of interface resistance: The present invention is a method and an eddy current system for non-contact determination of the resistance between the current lead stripe and the coating during continuous fabrication of chemical power sources such as batteries, supercapacitors, photovoltaic modules and the like. Both the method and the non-destructive test system for... Agent: Enerize Corporation Elena Shembel

20110006762 - Wire rope flaw detector: A magnetic flux generated by current excitation is allowed to pass through a part or an entire of a magnetic path of a leakage magnetic flux. A magnetic flux content due to the current excitation is temporally changed to change a leakage magnetic flux content interlinked with a detection coil... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110006763 - Hall effect current sensor system and associated flip-chip packaging: A Hall effect current sensor system comprises a semiconductor die, a lead frame structure and a PCB board. The semiconductor die has Hall effect sensor fabricated on it. The lead frame structure comprises at least two extended electrical leads. A conductor bar is printed on the PCB board. The two... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20110006764 - System and method for measuring a time-varying magnetic field and method for production of a hydrocarbon fluid: In accordance with the present disclosure, a system and a method are disclosed for measuring a time varying magnetic field. In one aspect, a system comprises a plurality of induction coils arranged to measure the time varying magnetic field using at least one voltage induced in at least one of... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20110006766 - Coil selection for parallel magnetic resonance imaging: The invention relates to a method of selecting a set of coil elements from a multitude of physical coil elements comprised in a coil array for performing a magnetic resonance imaging scan of a region of interest.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110006765 - Variable image resolution mr imaging system: A system acquires frequency domain components representing MR image data. An RF coil emits RF pulses for use in acquiring multiple individual frequency components corresponding to individual data elements in a 3D storage array in which the individual frequency components are successively acquired along radii from a designated center representing... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110006767 - Device and process for magnetic resonance elastography (mre): The invention relates to a device to produce mechanical oscillations in a research object using magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) with a membrane that can be set into periodic motion (312) and a transmission element (4, 400) for the transmission of periodic motion of the membrane (312) onto the research object... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20110006769 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and shimming apparatus: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a static magnetic-field generating unit, a gradient magnetic-field generating unit, a plurality of metal shim plates in a plate shape, and a shim holding unit. The metal shim plates adjust uniformity of the static magnetic field. The shim holding unit... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110006770 - Method and device for measuring a sample in an nmr spectrometer using a coupling configuration with a press fit cell having a capillary envelope fastener: A method for measuring an sample in an NMR spectrometer uses a coupling configuration (1; 30) comprising a coupling element (3) and a supply capillary (2), wherein the coupling element (3) has a funnel-shaped section (5) which clamps an end (6) of the supply capillary (2). An envelope capillary (10)... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20110006768 - Systems and methods for accelerating the acquisition and reconstruction of magnetic resonance images: A method and system of accelerating the acquisition and reconstruction of magnetic resonance images. Magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) data is acquired from a plurality of coils using parallel MRI (“pMRI”). The MRI data represents a reduced field-of-view (“FOV”) image for each of a plurality of coils. The MRI data is... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20110006771 - Magnetic resonance apparatus and method: Magnetic resonance apparatus, e.g. for magnetic resonance imaging, is described that includes a cooler unit and one or more radio-frequency (RF) coil assemblies. A separable thermal connection is provided between the cooler unit and the one or more RF coil assemblies. This separable thermal connection allows the one or more... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110006772 - Tri-pod buried locator system: A portable self-standing electromagnetic (EM) field sensing locator system with attachments for finding and mapping buried objects such as utilities and with intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) displays. Accessories include a ground penetrating radar (GPR) system with a rotating Tx/Rx antenna assembly, a leak detection system, a multi-probe voltage mapping... Agent: Michael H Jester

20110006773 - Em-guided drilling relative to an existing borehole: Parallel drilling systems and methods suitable for drilling wells for steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD). In some method embodiments, a tilted-antenna tool gathers azimuthally-sensitive electromagnetic signal measurements. Such measurements enable accurate measurement of inter-well distance and direction, thereby providing the necessary information for drilling accurately-spaced wells having reduced vulnerability to “short-circuits”... Agent: Krueger Iselin LLP (1391)

20110006774 - Subsurface positioning system and method for monitoring movement underground: A system for monitoring movement in a subsurface environment, which may be used to determine flow dynamics within a fluid mass such as an ore body, or track subsurface persons or moving assets. A plurality of underground positioning system (UPS) elements in the subsurface environment transmit characteristic signals to a... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Dc

20110006775 - Apparatus and method for reducing effects of eccentricity in induction tools: In aspects, an apparatus for use in a wellbore for determining a property of an earth formation is provided. The apparatus, in one embodiment, may include a tool body including a transmitter configured to induce electromagnetic waves in an earth formation, a receiver configured to provide signals responsive to the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated

20110006776 - Method of estimating solid phase potential: The present teachings are directed toward a machine implemented method for estimating the solid phase potentials of either positive or negative electrode of a battery. The machine implemented method includes providing battery voltage information and an estimated solid phase potential to a model coefficient updater to update a model coefficient.... Agent: Capitol City Techlaw, PLLC

20110006777 - Electrical leak detecting apparatus for an electric vehicle: The present invention relates to an electrical leak detecting apparatus for an electric vehicle, which is capable of not only detecting an electrical leak generated when a vehicle body is connected to the maximum potential or minimum potential of a battery pack, but also detecting which portion of the battery... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20110006779 - Flux-gate leakage current sensor: A flux-gate leakage current sensor includes: an annular core; a coil wound around the core; a driving circuit which applies to the coil a voltage with a positive/negative symmetric rectangular wave so as to saturate a density of a magnetic flux of the coil while reversing a direction of the... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20110006778 - Tester for testing operational reliability of a cockpit oxygen distribution circuit: The present invention relates to a tester (100) for testing operational reliability of a cockpit oxygen distribution circuit (1) having a plurality of components (20, 30, 40, 50) ensuring supply of oxygen from the cockpit oxygen distribution circuit (1) to a cockpit crew of an aircraft in an emergency situation.... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20110006780 - Active matrix substrate, display device, method for inspecting active matrix substrate, and method for inspecting display device: Provided is an active matrix substrate having improved display quality without forming an inspection line in a terminal arrangement region for inspecting short circuit between connection lines. Scanning lines (40) include first scanning lines having input ends for a scanning signal on one end side, and second scanning lines having... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110006782 - Insulation monitoring of servicing units used in a potroom for the production of aluminum by igneous electrolysis: Said system is used to regularly monitor the insulation of the various parts of a servicing unit designed for work on an electrolytic cell, the measuring circuits being designed preferably so that only a single IMD is used. This system may also include a regular monitoring system for the power... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20110006781 - Insulation state detector: An insulation state detector includes a capacitor, a measurement section measuring a charging voltage of the capacitor, a measuring circuit that connects the capacitor, which is insulated from a DC power source after being charged by the DC power source, between the measurement section and a ground potential portion, a... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20110006783 - Card for simulating peripheral component interconnect loads: A card for simulating peripheral component interconnect (PCI) loads of a computer motherboard uses a PCI interface to be inserted into a PCI slot of the computer motherboard to receive first to third voltage signals from the computer. First to third load modules of the card receive voltage signals from... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110006784 - Test method of microstructure body and micromachine: It is an object to provide a test method of a process, an electric characteristic, and a mechanical characteristic of a structure body in a micromachine without contact. A structure body including a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer provided in parallel to the first conductive layer, and a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (dc)

20110006785 - Analyzing method using a processing structure as a probe: The invention relates to a method of analyzing a material contained inside a process vessel. An electromagnetic signal is applied to an elongated processing structure inside the vessel. The propagated electromagnetic signal is detected and information about dielectric properties of the material is extracted based on the detected signal. The... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110006786 - Cable installation using induction: A device for use with a conduit having a first conduit end and a conduit second end, into which conduit a cable can be installed using a flow of air into the first conduit end, the device being suitable for confirming that the air is flowing out from the second... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20110006787 - Dynamic quantity detecting member and dynamic quantity detecting apparatus: A dynamic quantity detecting member includes: a base substrate of which a part or the whole including a contact portion is deformed in accordance with pressing of a contact object and of which an original shape is recovered when the pressing of the contact object disappears; electrodes serving as displacement... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110006788 - Occupant classification system for vehicle: The present invention features an occupant classification system for a vehicle. Preferably, the occupant classification system includes a heater located below a seat cover; and an occupant classification sensor provided above the heater to detect an occupant. Preferably, the occupant classification sensor includes two electrodes arranged in parallel to each... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20110006789 - Capacitive proximity detection system for an appliance: A proximity detection system for an appliance is disclosed. The system includes an electrically conductive sensor for a capacitive proximity detection system, the sensor forming a part of an accessory device for the appliance; and an electrically conductive member disposed substantially opposite a location of the sensor and electrically connected... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20110006790 - Apparatus and method for measuring water content and salt concentration in a multiphase fluid flow: An apparatus and a method are described for measuring water content and salt concentration in a multiphase fluid flow. A capacitive sensor (6, 7) is arranged in a pipe section (5) through which the multiphase fluid flow passes. A signal generator (10) is connected to the capacitive sensor (6, 7).... Agent: Henry C. Query, Jr.

20110006791 - Probe for a capacitive sensor device and gap-measuring system: A probe for a capacitive sensor device, and a gap measuring system using the probe, is disclosed. The probe has a probe head including a measuring element with at least one measuring and front face, a first electrically non-conductive isolator element, and a first partial element of a first shield.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20110006792 - Method of on-chip current measurement and semiconductor ic: A semiconductor integrated circuit is constituted to include a circuit block having a predetermined function, a power switch capable of supplying an operating power to the circuit block, and a current measuring circuit for obtaining a current flowing to the circuit block based on a voltage between terminals of the... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20110006793 - Oscilloscope probe: Disclosed is a probe (21) for an oscilloscope (24) comprising a multi-stage transistor amplifier (26) which is used as an impedance transformer and the output of which is connected to the oscilloscope (24). An electronic switching device (27) that can be remote-controlled by means of the oscilloscope (24) is assigned... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20110006795 - Contact probe device: To obtain a satisfactory contact state in an ultra high frequency range with a low loss, in a contact probe device with an electronic component connected to a mounting substrate. Insulating substrate 1 has cuts 3 with narrow width formed from an outer peripheral end. Cylindrical electrodes 9 are made... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20110006794 - Method and apparatus for interrogating electronic equipment components: An apparatus for interrogating an electronic circuit supported by a substrate includes a tester external to the substrate and comprising an tester transceiver. A testing circuit is supported by the substrate and connected to the electronic circuit. The testing circuit includes a processor and a testing circuit transceiver in communication... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20110006796 - Probe retention arrangement: A retention arrangement that includes one or more templates for securing and aligning probes for testing a device under test.... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20110006797 - Probe card and test equipment: Provided are a probe card including a first area group including a plurality of first areas, each including a plurality of probes for input pad and probes for output pad, the first areas being aligned in L rows by M columns (L, M: natural number); and a second area group... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110006798 - Probe card cassette and probe card: A holding section (2) holds a probe card (1). Transport mechanisms (3a to 3d) have the function of transporting the probe card (1) from the holding section (2). A lock mechanism (4) is provided for the transport mechanism (3d). When the probe card cassette is placed in prober equipment, the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110006799 - Method for manufacturing probe supporting plate, computer storage medium and probe supporting plate: A prescribed pattern is formed on a thin metal plate by photolithography. The thin metal plate is etched by using the pattern as a mask to form a plurality of through-holes having diameters greater than diameters of probes, in the thin metal plate. The etching is performed on a plurality... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110006800 - System for testing an integrated circuit of a device and its method of use: A cartridge, including a cartridge frame, formations on the cartridge frame for mounting the cartridge frame in a fixed position to an apparatus frame, a contactor support structure, a contactor interface on the contactor support structure, a plurality of terminals, held by the contactor support structure, for contacting contacts on... Agent: Snr Denton US LLP

20110006801 - Circuit arrangement for overtemperature detection: A method and system is provided for retrieving information about operational data from a plurality of building systems and service and maintenance information for a plurality of building sites. A customer web portal is provided with a database for storing the operational data and the service information allowing users to... Agent: Maginot, Moor & Beck

20110006802 - High sensitivity differential current transformer for insulation health monitoring: A current transformer is provided. The current transformer comprises a magnetic core having a central opening, at least one pair of conductors extending through the central opening and positioned symmetrically with respect to a center point of the magnetic core, one or more coils disposed on the magnetic core along... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

01/06/2011 > 45 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110001466 - Micro-electrode array based on optically transparent polymeric conductive materials, and method for the manufacturing thereof: A micro-electrode array is described comprising an insulating substrate and a plurality of conductive paths defined therein, each of which includes an electrode area with microscopic dimensions, a connection area with macroscopic dimensions, and a buried interconnection region, wherein the insulating substrate is made of a first polymeric material, such... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110001465 - Plasma measurement device, plasma system, and method for measuring plasma characteristics: A plasma measurement device used for measuring plasma characteristics of radio frequency plasma is disclosed. The plasma measurement device comprises a probe, a connector electronic wire, and a power supply device. The probe is used for entering the radio frequency plasma to measure the plasma characteristics. One end of the... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20110001467 - Method optimizing driving voltage and electronic system: A method of optimizing a driving voltage of an electronic device includes; iteratively varying the level of a driving voltage provided to the electronic device and performing an operation of the electronic device with each iteration until the operation fails, and then selecting as an operating level for the driving... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20110001468 - Frequency characteristics measuring device: A spectrum analyzer (10) includes: two sets of measuring units having mixers (110, 210), local oscillators (112, 212), and IF sections (120, 220) for separately measuring frequency characteristics of two input signals; a trigger control section (350) which generates a trigger signal for specifying a measurement start timing in each... Agent: Patenttm.us

20110001469 - Unbiased non-polarized direct current voltage divider float circuit: A non-polarized and high impedance voltage divider/float circuit may be used as a diagnostic instrument. The circuit may permit a non-polarized DC connection and permit greater voltage spans when illuminating polarity indicating devices. The diagnostic instrument of the present invention may be non-biased (that is, it may be hooked up... Agent: Joseph Rau

20110001470 - Device for measuring a position using the hall effect: n

20110001471 - Self-adjusting multi-event timing apparatus: An apparatus for providing an indication of rotational position of a shaft by parameter change. The apparatus includes a resilient, serpentine-shaped middle portion, a first end portion located at one end of the middle portion, and a second end portion at another end of the middle portion. The second end... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20110001472 - Positioning of magnetic coils in a sensor device: The invention provides for a method for determining the relative position of at least two magnetic actuator coils (2,3,3′) in a sensor, said coils being arranged on substantially opposite sides of a sensor cartridge (1). By measuring the electromagnetic induction of one of the coils, the relative positions of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110001473 - Electromagnetic wave detection methods and apparatus: Methods and apparatus for detecting an electromagnetic wave are provided. A device for use in an electromagnetic wave detector includes a first device layer having a first contact, a second device layer having a second contact, and a tunnel barrier layer and a resonating magnetic layer formed between the first... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20110001474 - Nmr instrumentation and flow meter/controller methods and apparatus: Methods and apparatus for obtaining NMR signals from a flowing fluid include permanent magnet assemblies for producing magnetic fields for NMR applications and instrumentations, including, but not limited to, flow metering.... Agent: Cochran Freund & Young LLC

20110001475 - Methods for nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) or magnetic resonance imaging (mri) measurements using long-lived states: A method for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements, includes creation of enhanced polarization of nuclei of a first kind within a sample in a magnetic field at cryogenic temperatures and transfer of the polarised sample to room temperature. The enhanced polarization of nuclei of the... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20110001478 - Magnetic resonance imaging of living systems by remote detection: A novel approach to magnetic resonance imaging is disclosed. Blood flowing through a living system is prepolarized, and then encoded. The polarization can be achieved using permanent or superconducting magnets. The polarization may be carried out upstream of the region to be encoded or at the place of encoding. In... Agent: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

20110001477 - Method for nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) spectroscopy measurements using long-lived coherences (llc): A method for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of a sample comprises preparation of the sample and carrying out an NMR spectroscopy measurement. Preparation includes excitation of long lived coherences (LLC) between the singlet state S0 and the central triplet state T0 of nuclei of the sample. The thermal equilibrium... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20110001476 - Phase sensitive radio frequency mapping for magnetic resonance imaging: The disclosure provides phase-sensitive methods of radio frequency field mapping (e.g., B1 mapping), in which flip angle is encoded in the phase of a transverse magnetization produced by a series of RF pulses. The phase-sensitive methods can measure flip angle over a wider range than other methods such as double-angle... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110001479 - Millipede surface coils: A low pass RF ladder coil, which is named as a millipede surface coil, comprises a first and a second conductor end strips running parallel to each other. A set of rung elements are placed between them, alternate rung elements are connected to the first and second strip respectively. The... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc. In Care Of: Cpa Global

20110001480 - Airborne electromagnetic transmitter coil system: A tow assembly for an airborne electromagnetic surveying system, comprising: a semi-rigid transmitter coil frame supporting a transmitter coil, the transmitter coil frame being formed from a plurality of serially connected frame sections forming a loop, the transmitter coil frame having articulating joints at a plurality of locations about a... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP

20110001481 - Borehole effect reduction in multi-axial induction: An apparatus, method and computer-readable medium are provided for estimating a resistivity property of an earth formation. A logging tool includes a first antenna arrangement and a second antenna arrangement of the logging tool; and at least one device for maintaining the first antenna arrangement and the second antenna arrangement... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC

20110001482 - Electromagnetic survey using naturally occurring electromagnetic fields as a source: Methods and related systems are described for measuring naturally occurring electromagnetic fields both at the earth's surface as well as downhole. These fields originate from currents in the ionosphere above the earth, and are the same fields as employed by known magnetotelluric geophysical methods based on surface measurements. Some embodiments... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20110001483 - Subsea electronic modules: A module for use as a subsea electronic module of a subsea well, comprises an input (7) for receiving signals from a sensor arrangement which senses at least one parameter of a well, the module including a plurality of separate, different electronic circuits (9), each of which is selectable to... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20110001484 - Sensor in battery: Systems and method for providing sensors in batteries are provided. In certain aspects of the disclosure, a battery comprises a housing dimensioned to fit within a battery compartment of the communication device, a battery cell configured to supply power to the communication device, one or more sensors within the housing... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20110001485 - Energy management for an electronic device: Energy management of an electronic device using multiple electric power sources. The electric power sources may include a parasitic electric power source, a rechargeable electric power source, an intermittent electric power source, and a continuous electric power source. The electronic device further may include a power supply for receiving the... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Richard Edge

20110001486 - Apparatus and a method for detecting faults in the delivery of electrical power to electrical loads: Apparatus for detecting faults in the delivery of electrical power to electrical loads, includes a plurality of load electrical connections arranged to deliver electrical power from an electrical power source to each of a plurality of electrical loads, a plurality of electrical switches, each connected to an associated one of... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20110001487 - Multicontact tactile sensor with single-contact idle mode: A multicontact tactile sensor including a matrix formed of two transparent conducting layers, at least one exhibiting an array of fine conducting tracks, a control circuit including a power supply for one of the layers, and a mechanism detecting the other layer, the sensor having an operating mode of multicontact... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110001488 - Optimial drive frequency selection in electrical tomography: Electrical tomography drive frequency selection systems and methods are disclosed. One aspect of the present invention pertains to a system for optimally selecting a drive frequency of an electrical tomography which comprises a sensor electrode stably associated with a tissue site within an internal organ of a subject for generating... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110001489 - Method and system for transferring information: The invention relates to a system for transferring information closely connected to an object. The system is characterized in that it comprises a conductor arrangement, which comprises a number of conductor components, that forms an electromagnetic field, as well as a transmitter associated with the object. The aforementioned transmitter is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110001490 - Conductivity sensor with switching between transmitting and recieving coil: An inductively working sensor for determining the conductivity of a liquid medium. The sensor includes: at least one transmitting circuit, which is designed to deliver an input signal for a transmitting coil, in order to produce in the transmitting coil an alternating electromagnetic field, which causes a ring-shaped electrical current... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20110001491 - Capacitance measurement circuit and method: A capacitance measurement circuit and method are provided. A storage capacitor is pre-charged. Charge transfer is performed between an under-test capacitor and the storage capacitor. The storage capacitor is discharged and charged according to a relationship between a voltage of the storage capacitor and a reference voltage. The capacitance of... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20110001492 - Circuit for capacitive touch applications: c

20110001493 - Fluidic electrostatic energy harvester: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a variable capacitor that operates without moving mechanical parts. In this capacitor electrically conductive electrodes are separated by an enclosed chamber filled with an electrically conductive material. The electrically conductive material can freely vary its position within the chamber. The capacitance of... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates LLC

20110001494 - Methods and systems for sigma delta capacitance measuring using shared components: Methods, systems and devices are described for detecting a measurable capacitance using sigma-delta charge transfer techniques that can be implemented with many standard microcontrollers, and can share components to reduce device complexity and improve performance. In the various implementations of this embodiment, the passive network used to accumulate charge can... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (syna)

20110001496 - Production method for a capacitive sensor unit: An apparatus and production method for a watertight capacitive sensor unit is provided. Accordingly, a carrier, approximately U-shaped in cross section, is made from a water-impermeable material. At least one electrode strip is placed in an interior space of the carrier along the longitudinal extension of the carrier. The interior... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20110001495 - Test apparatus and method for measuring common-mode capacitance: Disclosed is a test apparatus for measuring the common-mode parasitic capacitance between a first element and a second element being isolated from the first element. The test apparatus includes a signal generating device connected to the first element and having an internal signal source connected in series with a first... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20110001497 - Floating front-end amplifier and one-wire measuring devices: A follower amplifier with power supply biased by a controlled voltage source such that the power supply potentials are, for the frequencies of interest, as close as possible to the potential of the follower output. There is proposed a front-end electronic circuit for biopotential and impedance measurements with outstanding performances... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110001498 - Method and device for monitoring a zone of metal: Method and device for monitoring a zone of a metal structure in terms of its electrical resistance in order to detect possible defects in the structure, by periodically passing current through the zone in different directions while measuring and recording voltage drops in a number of selected unit areas (aij)... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20110001499 - Moisture sensor: A novel and useful sensor and sensing system employs a transmission electrode which provides a length of transmission electrode that is greater than the physical length of the sensor, allowing for the effective and accurate determination of the moisture content of a volume of material using high-frequency measurement methods. The... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc.

20110001500 - Method and apparatus for examining ion-conductive electrolyte membrane: A detection membrane (11) is joined to a first surface (10a) of an electrolyte membrane (10), and hydrogen gas is supplied to a second surface (10b) thereof. If the electrolyte membrane has a defect (10c), hydrogen gas leaks to the first surface, resulting in a change in electric resistance of... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20110001501 - Internal self-check resistance bridge and method: One or more embodiments are directed to a resistance bridge measurement circuit configured to perform an internal self-check. The resistance bridge measurement circuit may include two or more internal resistors. In one embodiment, the resistance bridge measurement circuit may be configured to measure a first voltage across one of the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20110001502 - Resistance bridge architecture and method: One or more embodiments are directed to a resistance bridge having two voltage measurements circuits that function in tandem. In one embodiment, a constant current source may be applied to two resistors coupled in series, in which the first resistor has a known resistance and the second resistor has a... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20110001503 - Integrated circuit having electrically isolatable test circuitry: Special test circuitry in an IC for wafer level testing selectively connects the specialized test circuitry to the functional circuitry during wafer test. Following wafer test the special test circuitry is electrically isolated from the functional circuitry and power supplies such that it does not load functional circuit signals nor... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20110001504 - Method and apparatus of deembedding: Provided is a method of de-embedding. The method includes forming a test structure having a device-under-test embedded therein, the test structure having left and right pads coupling the device-under-test, the device-under-test dividing the test structure into left and right half structures, the left and right half structures each having intrinsic... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20110001505 - Test sockets fabricated by mems technology for testing of semiconductor devices: The present invention dicloses test sockets fabricated by MEMS technology for testing of semiconductor devices. Semiconductor device test sockets fabricated by MEMS technology in accordance with one or more embodiments of the invention offer many unique advantages over conventional test sockets (e.g. sockets utilizing pogo-pins). In one embodiment of the... Agent: Invent Capture, LLC

20110001507 - Semiconductor device and method of performing electrical test on same: A semiconductor device comprises a substrate, a plurality of bonding pads formed on the substrate, a reference pad comprising a plurality of sensing lines located in a reference pad area of the substrate, and a plurality of detection wirings electrically connected to the respective sensing lines. The bonding pads are... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20110001506 - Testing apparatus for integrated circuit: An apparatus for testing an integrated circuit comprises: a chip unit with a plurality of electronic parts such as chip units arranged on the upside of a chip support; a probe unit having a plurality of contacts arranged on the underside of a probe support and spaced downward from the... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20110001509 - Semiconductor integrated circuit device and method for testing the same: A semiconductor integrated circuit device includes: terminals 11a and 11m; first to (2n+1)-th resistive elements (n is an integer of at least 1) (resistive element group 12) connected in series between the terminals 11a and 11m; a selection circuit 14 selecting, assuming that a terminal 11a connected to one end... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20110001508 - Semiconductor integrated circuit, and method for testing semiconductor integrated circuit: In order to reduce the number of electrodes included in test patterns, the semiconductor integrated circuit includes, a plurality of first and second chains, a first common electrode connected to one end of each first chain, a second common electrode connected to one end of each second chain, and a... Agent: Young & Thompson

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