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Electricity: measuring and testing October categorized by USPTO classification 10/11

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10/27/2011 > 40 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories.

20110260709 - Energy monitoring device: A device, system and method for monitoring a switchable load operably coupled to a positionable switch. The device including a face plate mountable on the positionable switch, a sensor mounted on the face plate, wherein the sensor is configured to detect the position of the positionable switch and electronics mounted... Agent:

20110260710 - Intelligent electronic device having circuitry for highly accurate voltage sensing: An intelligent electronic device (IED), e.g., an electrical power meter having circuitry for an input voltage structure with an adjusting voltage divider, resulting in a highly accurate power measurement, is provided. The IED includes a first voltage input for receiving a sensed voltage from a first phase of an electrical... Agent: Electro Industries/gauge Tech

20110260711 - Method and device for determining a direct current and resistance welding device: The invention relates to a method and a device for determining a direct current (i(t)) flowing in a conductor (7) and having an amplitude greater than 500 A, which direct current (i(t)) is composed of a number of time-dependent partial currents (ii(t)) flowing in individual conductors (8) with switching elements.... Agent: Fronius International Gmbh

20110260712 - Cycle meter adjustment device: An example cycle meter adjusting device includes a circuit configured to provide voltage pulses and an adjustable potentiometer configured to vary the frequency of the voltage pulses provided by the circuit. A coupling interface is configured to selectively communicate the voltage pulses provided by the circuit to a cycle meter... Agent:

20110260713 - Impulse transmitter and method for producing same: A pulse-type rotation speed transducer and a method for manufacturing the same are described. The pulse-type rotation speed transducer has, as inductive components, a central pole pin, a coil coaxially disposed as a pickup winding around the pole pin and measurement leads, a permanent magnet that is in effective connection... Agent:

20110260714 - Inductive angle sensor with improved common mode noise rejection and signal processing method of the same: The present invention provides an inductive angle sensor with improved common mode noise rejection and a signal processing method of the same, which can improve electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) characteristics and obtain an accurate output value by eliminating common mode noise. The signal processing method includes adding signals obtained from a... Agent: Truwin Co., Ltd.

20110260715 - Valve position sensor: A valve position sensor of a sliding sleeve of a flow control valve comprising a sleeve displacement converting means for converting a sleeve displacement into a radial displacement, and a measuring means for detecting the radial displacement and correlating the radial displacement to the position of the sliding sleeve within... Agent:

20110260716 - Absolute encoder: Systems and methods for implementing an absolute encoder are disclosed. A system can include a plurality of tracks, each having a plurality of track elements. Track elements for at least one of the tracks are configured with a nonlinear modulation, such that an absolute position can be determined without requiring... Agent:

20110260717 - Device for self-adjusting and method for arranging an impulse transmitter in relation to a rotor: An apparatus for self-adjustment of, and a method for disposing, a pulse-type rotation speed transducer in relation to a rotor are described. The pulse-type rotation speed transducer has a cylindrical sensor head and an adapter to a measurement and power supply cable. An elastic clamping sleeve that radially encompasses the... Agent:

20110260719 - Rotational angle sensors and manufacture methods thereof: A rotational angle sensor has a molded body made of a resin and having a substantial cylinder shape with a center axis, and a conversion IC buried in the molded body and having a magnetic sensing portion, a computing portion and leads connecting the magnetic sensing portion with the computing... Agent: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110260718 - Sensor device for detecting the rotational position of a rotating shaft: A sensor device for detecting the rotational position of a rotating shaft, which is rotatably mounted in a housing, comprises a transducer magnet fastened to a carrier pin, which is accommodated in a recess in the end face of the shaft.... Agent:

20110260720 - Measuring probe for non-destructive measuring of the thickness of thin layers: The invention relates to a measuring probe for non-destructive measuring of the thickness of thin layers on an object with a measuring head, which comprises at least one sensor element for contact on a measurement surface of an object, and with a support device for receiving the measuring head, which... Agent:

20110260721 - Measuring probe for non-destructive measuring of the thickness of thin layers: The invention relates to a measuring probe for non-destructive measuring of the thickness of thin layers, in particular in cavities, which are accessible by an opening or on curved surfaces, with a measuring head, which comprises at least one sensor element and at least one contact spherical cap, assigned to... Agent:

20110260722 - Method for capturing a container of planet-ground samples traveling in open space: A method for capturing a container of planet ground samples moving in space by a probe also moving in space includes, when the probe is on the orbit of the container, at a distance of a few meters therefrom and the receiving face of the probe is oriented toward the... Agent: Thales

20110260723 - Hall device and magnetic sensor circuit: A Hall device includes: a main plate, formed as a first metal plate, including first and second terminals that can be selectively connected to a power source terminal, third and fourth terminals that can be selectively connected to a ground, fifth and sixth terminals that can be connected to first... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20110260724 - Magnetic detection apparatus: A magnetic detection apparatus includes a first comparison circuit that waveform-shapes the amplitude of a detection signal from magneto-electric transducers by DC coupling, a third comparison circuit that waveform-shapes the detection signal by AC coupling, an oscillation circuit having a natural frequency, a control circuit that counts the output of... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20110260726 - Phase labeling using sensitivity encoding: data acquisition and image reconstruction for geometric distortion correction in epi: A phase labeling using sensitivity encoding system and method for correcting geometric distortion caused by magnetic field inhomogeneity in echo planar imaging (EPI) uses local phase shifts derived directly from the EPI measurement itself, without the need for extra field map scans or coil sensitivity maps. The system and method... Agent: Thomas Jefferson University

20110260725 - Time resolved spin labeled mri cineangiography: A sequence of magnetic resonance images of the beating heart depicts the flow of blood through the heart chambers. Blood appears bright and background tissues are darkened by acquiring MR data following a preparatory pulse sequence in which spin magnetization throughout the field of view is inverted using a non-selective... Agent:

20110260728 - Magnetic resonance coil device: A combined head and nape magnetic-resonance coil device for a magnetic-resonance examination using a magnetic-resonance device, includes at least one posterior coil unit and at least two anterior coil units. At least one anterior coil unit of the at least two anterior coil units is mounted in relation to the... Agent:

20110260729 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus for use with radiotherapy: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus suitable for radiotherapy. The apparatus includes two sets of coil pairs, each coil pair forming a Maxwell-like coil. The two sets of coil pairs share a common transverse plane, have opposing polarities, and define a common plane of symmetry and an imaging area. The... Agent:

20110260727 - Shim insert for high-field mri magnets: The present invention is a portable in-bore shim coil insert suitable for correcting high-degree and high-order magnetic field inhomogeneities over a limited examination zone in a magnetic resonance assembly operating above 3 T magnetic field strengths, wherein the magnetic resonance assembly includes at least a MRI magnet having an internal... Agent:

20110260730 - Switchable front-end measurement unit for towed marine electromagnetic survey cables: A marine electromagnetic streamer includes a plurality of electrodes disposed along a longitudinal dimension of the streamer. At least one signal processing module is disposed at a selected position along the streamer. A multipole switch associated with the at least one module is electrically coupled between a signal input of... Agent:

20110260731 - Battery module: The invention relates to a battery module, in particular for a motor vehicle, which includes a housing, at least one battery disposed in the housing, at least one inlet opening for introducing a tempering fluid into the housing, at least one outlet opening for discharging the tempering fluid from the... Agent:

20110260732 - Discharge ionization current detector: A discharge ionization current detector using a low-frequency dielectric barrier discharge with an improved S/N ratio is provided. A current detector 20 is disposed between an excitation high-voltage power source 8 and a discharge electrode 5 to detect a discharge current flowing in pulses due to plasma generation. The detection... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation

20110260733 - Fabrication process for photovoltaic cell: A photovoltaic strip is physically separated from a semiconductor wafer utilizing physical sawing or other techniques. In accordance with one embodiment, a type of semiconductor wafer is first determined by interrogating the wafer to identify one or more of its optical, thermal, or electrical characteristics. This information regarding substrate type... Agent: Solaria Corporation

20110260734 - Integrated circuit device test apparatus: A carrier and a frame, movable relative to one another in both an x-y direction and a z direction provide a test bed for MEMS like integrated circuits. The carrier includes receptacles mounted on a test substrate. The frame includes pins projecting from a surface of a plate. The plate... Agent: Afa Micro Co.

20110260735 - Method for detecting battery cable deterioration in an industrial vehicle: Deterioration of a cable, that connects a battery to an industrial vehicle, is detected by an electronic controller. An electrical parameter, such as voltage, is measured proximate to a connection of the cable to the battery, thereby producing a first measurement. The same electrical parameter also is measured proximate to... Agent:

20110260736 - Apparatuses and systems for density gauge calibration and reference emulation: Apparatuses and systems for emulating electrical characteristics of a material having a known dielectric response are disclosed for standardizing and calibrating of electromagnetic devices. The emulator apparatus can include an electrically non-conductive layer having a dielectric constant less than the material dielectric constant and an electrically conductive layer adjacent the... Agent: Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc.

20110260738 - Biomass monitor probes and bioreactors incorporating such probes: A bioreactor includes a plastic enclosure for containing a biological medium, the enclosure being integrally formed to have one or more elongate port extensions projecting outwardly from the enclosure and communicating from the exterior to the interior of the enclosure. A biomass impendence monitor probe is provided for use in... Agent:

20110260737 - Laser-protective wall element for a housing in laser machining stations: A laser protective wall element for a housing in laser machining stations with which increased protection, in particular for the eyes of living beings, can be achieved. In a laser protective wall element for a housing at laser machining stations, an intermediate layer is present which has hot conductor properties.... Agent:

20110260739 - Method and system for testing wind turbine plants: The present invention relates to a method and a system for on-site and full-scale testing of wind turbine plants. In particular, the present invention relates to a method and a system applying resonance circuits tuned with the fundamental frequency, or harmonics thereof, of a power supply grid connected to a... Agent: Vestas Wind Systems A/s

20110260740 - Angular velocity detection device: The present invention aims to provide an angular velocity detection device which is capable of reducing the effect of coupling between a drive electrode and a first displacement detection electrode by a floating capacity, and is low in cost. In the angular velocity detection device, an oscillating body 21 is... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20110260741 - Integrated passive circuit elements for sensing devices: Capacitive sensing devices are provided that include a sensing pattern of conductive traces disposed upon the surface of a substrate and a first passive circuit element that includes a metallic conductor disposed upon the same surface of the substrate. In some embodiments, the first passive circuit element is a component... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110260742 - Charging systems with direct charging port support and extended capabilities: An alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) power converter may have a connector with a pair of power supply contacts and a pair of data contacts. An electronic device may be connected to the connector of the power converter. The power converter may supply DC power to the electronic... Agent:

20110260743 - Contactless measuring system: The invention relates to a contactless measuring system having at least one test probe forming part of a coupling structure for the contactless decoupling of a signal running on a signal waveguide, wherein the signal waveguide is designed as a conductor of the electric circuit on a circuit board and... Agent: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110260744 - Probe card and method for manufacturing probe card: A probe card for conducting an electrical test on a test subject includes a substrate body including a first surface, which faces toward the test subject, and a second surface, which is opposite to the first surface. A through electrode extends through the substrate body between the first surface and... Agent: Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd.

20110260745 - Connector attaching/detaching apparatus and test head: The connector attaching/detaching apparatus includes a plurality of fitting members that causes connectors to fit with or separate from one another by sliding, guiding members that sequentially causes the plurality of fitting members to slide by moving in an arrangement direction of the fitting means, and a moving apparatus that... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20110260746 - Built-in self-test circuit for liquid crystal display source driver: A built-in self-test (BIST) circuit for a liquid crystal display (LCD) source driver includes at least one digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and at least one buffer coupled to the respective DAC, wherein the buffer is reconfigurable as a comparator. A first input signal and a second input signal are coupled to... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20110260747 - Semiconductor device and method of testing the same: A semiconductor device (1) includes a semiconductor wafer (11) on which a plurality of semiconductor chip forming regions (1A) is formed, a circuit section (12) which is provided within each of the semiconductor chip forming regions (1A) of the semiconductor wafer (11), a control circuit section (14), provided within each... Agent:

20110260748 - Apparatus and method for diagnosing permanent magnet demagnetization of permanent magnet synchronous motor, and apparatus for driving permanent magnet synchronous motor: Provided are an apparatus and a method for diagnosing permanent magnet demagnetization of a permanent magnet synchronous motor. The apparatus includes a magnetic field generating unit, a stator current measuring unit, and a demagnetization diagnosing unit. The magnetic field generating unit generates magnetic fields of which directions are respectively parallel... Agent:

10/20/2011 > 51 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories.

20110254532 - Method allowing the detection and display of objects located behind an obscuring surface: A handheld device providing an internal view through an obscuring wall or other obscuring surfaces of hidden structural or facilities elements (such as wooden studs, electrical, plumbing, or HVAC), or the absence thereof. A continuous and homogeneous luminescent gas or other visual display material whose optical characteristics change as a... Agent:

20110254533 - Coaxial illumination of coulter aperture in full function hematology analyzer: A method for directly illuminating a Coulter aperture so light scattering can be incorporated into the classical Coulter aperture and 3-diff blood analyzer to realize full functional hematology analyzer by providing a flow chamber which is separated into two portions by a plate having a Coulter aperture; and using a... Agent:

20110254535 - Method and system for monitoring external excitation on a surface using nanocomposite paint: The present invention provides a method and system for monitoring external excitation on a surface using nanocomposite paint. The method comprises applying the nanocomposite paint on the surface, wherein the nanocomposite paint comprises a mixture of a plurality of carbon nanotubes and an epoxy resin along with a plurality of... Agent: King Abdul Aziz City For Science And Technology

20110254534 - Non-contact arc detection apparatus and method: The present invention relates to a non-contact arc detection, recognition, and warning apparatus for the detection of arcing in an electrical system. The apparatus includes an electric field detector having first and second electric field sensors adapted to sense electric fields; a magnetic field detector having a multi-axis magnetic field... Agent: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

20110254536 - Measurement arrangement having a calibration substrate and electronic circuit: A calibration substrate having at least one calibration standard with at least two electrical connection points, each for one measurement gate of a vector network analyzer. At least one electrical connection point is formed of at least one calibration standard having a switch, wherein the switch has a first electrical... Agent: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110254538 - Current measurement method, inspection method of semiconductor device, semiconductor device, and test element group: One object is to provide a method for measuring current by which minute current can be measured. A value of current flowing through an electrical element is not directly measured but is calculated from change in a potential observed in a predetermined period. The method for measuring current includes the... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20110254537 - Method and apparatus for detecting ccm operation of a magnetic device: A method and an apparatus for detecting a CCM operation of a magnetic device are developed. The method generates a current signal in accordance with a switching current of the magnetic device and generates a first current signal and a second current signal by sampling the current signal. A mode... Agent: System General Corp.

20110254541 - Electromagnetic encoder: According to the present invention, an electromagnetic encoder includes a number of scale coils arranged on a scale along a measuring direction; and transmitting coils and receiving coils arranged on a grid to be movable relative to the scale in the measuring direction, in which a relative movement amount between... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation

20110254540 - Micro-magnetic sensor for acceleration, position, tilt, and vibration: A micro-magnetic based sensor and a system built with it for detecting or measuring acceleration, speed, position, placement, tilt, and vibration are disclosed for a reduced product size, simplified manufacturing process, and reduced product cost. Both micro-magnetic sensor and micro-magnetic system include a primary micro inductor and a secondary micro... Agent:

20110254539 - Target activated sensor: A sensor assembly configured to sense a position of a seat in a vehicle includes a housing defining a cavity and having an open end. The sensor assembly may also include a carrier removably disposed in the housing cavity via the open end, wherein a permanent magnet may be disposed... Agent: Stoneridge Control Devices, Inc.

20110254542 - Assembly for an angular position measuring device: An assembly for an angular position measuring device includes a shaft having a measuring standard for measuring a rotational movement about an axis. The shaft has a shoulder as an integral component, on which a roller bearing is mounted in axial abutment. Arranged between the shoulder of the shaft and... Agent:

20110254543 - Magnetic position sensor with field direction measurement and flux collector: The present disclosure relates to a magnetic position sensor with field direction measurement and a flux collector. The disclosure proposes to measure two magnetic induction components at one and the same point, harmonizing the amplitude of the two magnetic induction components using flux collectors so as to have a ratio... Agent: Moving Magnet Technologies (mmt)

20110254544 - Method and device for measuring the layer thickness of partially solidified melts: The present invention relates to a method and a device for measuring the layer thickness of partially solidified melts, particularly on a conveyor belt, during continuous casting. In order to determine the layer thickness, magnetic fields are used, which are created by means of electromagnetic stirring coils that are present... Agent: Sms Siemag Aktiengesellschaft

20110254546 - Method and device for determining a magnetic resonance system activation sequence: A method and a control sequence determination device for determining a magnetic resonance system activation sequence are described. The magnetic resonance system activation sequence includes a multichannel pulse train with a plurality of individual HF pulse trains to be emitted in a parallel manner by the magnetic resonance system by... Agent:

20110254545 - Method and device for determining a magnetic resonance system control sequence: A method and a control sequence determination device for determining a magnetic resonance system control sequence are described. The magnetic resonance system control sequence includes a multichannel pulse train having a plurality of individual RF pulse trains that are to be transmitted in parallel by the magnetic resonance system over... Agent:

20110254549 - Method for k-space reconstruction in magnetic resonance inverse imaging: A method for parallel magnetic resonance imaging (“pMRI”) that does not require the explicit estimation of a coil sensitivity map is provided. Individual coil images are reconstructed from undersampled scan data that is acquired with a radio frequency (RF) coil array having multiple coil channels. An inverse operator is formed... Agent:

20110254547 - Method for separating magnetic resonance imaging signals using spectral distinction of species: A method for producing an image of a subject with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system in which a signal contribution of a chemical species is depicted and a signal contribution of another chemical species is substantially separated is provided. For example, the provided method is applicable for water-fat separation.... Agent:

20110254548 - Method for simultaneous multi-slice magnetic resonance imaging: A method for multi-slice magnetic resonance imaging, in which image data is acquired simultaneously from multiple slice locations using a radio frequency coil array, is provided. By way of example, a modified EPI pulse sequence is provided, and includes a series of magnetic gradient field “blips” that are applied along... Agent:

20110254550 - Simultaneous diffusion imaging of multiple cross sections: A diffusion imaging method is provided. The diffusion imaging method includes performing a plurality of data collection sequences. Each data collection sequence includes applying an excitation radio frequency signal and a selection gradient. The excitation radio frequency signal includes a first set of frequency bands selected to simultaneously excite a... Agent: National Taiwan University

20110254551 - Gradient coil assembly for mri with integrated rf transmit amplifiers: A magnetic field gradient coil assembly comprises: a structural former (20, 70, 90, 110); one or more magnetic field gradient coils (22, 24) disposed on or in the structural former; cooling conduits (52, 76, 92, 116) disposed on or in the structural former and configured to flow cooling fluid for... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110254552 - Method and apparatus for determining geological structural dip using multiaxial induction measurements: A method for determining structural dip of subsurface formations includes accepting as input multiaxial induction measurements made by passing electric current through a multiaxial transmitter disposed in a wellbore drilled through subsurface rock formations. Voltages induced in a multiaxial receiver disposed at a longitudinally spaced apart location along the wellbore... Agent:

20110254553 - Electrically conductive oil-based drilling fluids: A method of servicing a wellbore comprising placing an oil-based wellbore servicing fluid comprising an electrical conductivity enhancer into the wellbore and logging the wellbore by resistivity imaging. A method of servicing a wellbore comprising introducing an oil-based drilling fluid to a wellbore, identifying a subsection of the wellbore for... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20110254555 - Electro-optical device: An electro-optical device includes a substrate, a plurality of unit circuits that includes a plurality of scanning lines, a plurality of data lines and electro-optical elements provided corresponding to intersecting regions of the scanning lines and the data lines and is formed in a display region of the substrate, a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110254554 - Led-based illumination module on-board diagnostics: A light emitting diode (LED) based illumination module performs on-board diagnostics. For example, diagnostics may include estimating elapsed lifetime, degradation of phosphor, thermal failure, failure of LEDs, or LED current adjustment based on measured flux or temperature. The elapsed lifetime may be estimated by scaling accumulated elapsed time of operation... Agent: Xicato, Inc.

20110254556 - Switch testing circuit: A switch testing circuit is configured for testing a switch. The switch testing circuit includes a switch element, a first light emitting diode, and a control chip. The first light emitting diode, the switch element, and the switch are connected in series. The first light emitting diode is configured for... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20110254557 - Electromechanical relays including embedded sensors: An electromechanical protective relay includes a base and an electromechanical coil supported on the base. The relay also includes a load sensor electrically coupled to the electromechanical coil that measures a current passing through the electromechanical coil and that is supported on the base, a trip contact supported on the... Agent: Consolidated Edison Company Of New York, Inc.

20110254558 - Testing system and method for testing a battery cell: A testing system and a method for testing a battery cell are provided. The system includes a nest member that receives the battery cell, and a clamping device that secures a first battery tab between first and second connectors, and secures a second battery tab between third and fourth connectors.... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110254559 - Battery abnormality detection circuit and power supply device: A battery abnormality detection circuit includes: a SOC detection unit that detects a SOC of a secondary battery; an internal resistance detection unit that detects an internal resistance value of the secondary battery; a first state acquisition unit that acquires a first SOC and a first resistance value at a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110254560 - Electrical systems and battery assemblies: Electrical systems, power supply apparatuses, and power supply operational methods are described. According to one aspect, an electrical system includes an electrical entity configured to utilize electrical energy, and wherein the electrical entity comprises a communications interface, and a power supply apparatus configured to provide the electrical energy for use... Agent:

20110254561 - Device for synchronized cell voltage measurement in a plurality of electrical storage cells: The invention relates to a device for measuring the electrical cell voltages in several electrical storage cells of an electrical storage medium. Each storage cell has an associated measuring device and the measurement values of the measurement devices are read out based on a read command of a control unit.... Agent:

20110254562 - Method and device for detecting short-circuits in the stator core of electric machines: A method for detecting turn-to turn faults in a laminate stack of a stator of an electrical machine or a generator includes magnetizing the stator using an auxiliary coil and an auxiliary current so as to form a magnetic field. The magnetic field is measured using a pickup device including... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd

20110254563 - Connector monitoring assembly and a detector assembly including the same: A method of monitoring the voltage transmitted through a pair of electrical connector devices is provided. The pair of electrical connector devices include a source connector coupled to a power supply and a load connector coupled to a load, the source connector being coupled to the load connector. The method... Agent:

20110254564 - System and method for detecting voltage dependence in insulation systems based on harmonic analysis: A method of testing an insulation system is disclosed. The method comprises coupling a first test lead to a first conductor, the first conductor at least partly isolated by the insulation system and coupling a second test lead to a second conductor or a ground. The method further comprises applying... Agent: Avo Multi-amp Corporation D/b/a Megger

20110254565 - Capacitive sensing system with differential pairs: A capacitive sensing system comprising two or more capacitive sensors, one or more AC power sources for energizing the capacitive sensors, and a signal processing circuit for processing signals from the sensors. The sensors are arranged in pairs, wherein the one or more AC power sources are arranged to energize... Agent: Mapper LithographyIPB.v.

20110254566 - Method for monitoring a linear guide: A method for monitoring a linear guide with a carriage that can be displaced along a rail on a rolling contact formed from roller bodies rolling on running tracks using a sensor device for detecting a damage state of the rolling contact is provided. In order to provide a simple... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110254567 - Capacitive measuring circuit for yarn inspection: A measuring circuit used for the capacitive examination of a moving elongated textile test material such as card sliver, roving, yarn or woven fabric, having a measuring capacitor for accommodating the test material, and a component with a capacitance which can be changed by an electric control signal. The measuring... Agent: Uster Technologies Ag

20110254568 - Organic chemical sensor with microporous organisilicate material: Sensing elements for sensing organic chemical analytes are disclosed. The sensing elements include a first electrode and a second electrode, and a substantially microporous, amorphous, hydrophobic, analyte-responsive organosilicate material in proximity to the first and second electrodes.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110254569 - Measurement apparatus: Measurement apparatuses and methods are described. A measurement input is coupled with a first terminal of a capacitance via a first switch, and a reference voltage is coupled with the first terminal of the capacitance via a second switch. A measurement circuit is coupled to a second terminal of said... Agent:

20110254570 - Multi-function sensor and method: A multi-function sensor apparatus includes multiple sensing electrodes and a control circuit adapted to receive signals from each of the sensing electrodes and to deem whether the sensing electrodes are in a touched state or an untouched state. The control circuit also is adapted to selectively provide an output based... Agent: Methode Electronics, Inc.

20110254571 - Position detector: To enable position or distance of sensing target making approach, etc. to the range of sensing area to be detected securely with simple configuration at low cost and improve latitude of designing, position detector includes capacitance sensor unit and detecting circuit unit. Capacitance sensor unit includes first and second sensing... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.

20110254572 - Capacitance-type sensor: To measure the distance between a sensing target and sensors accurately by suppressing differences in amount of change in outputs from sensors and differences in initial capacitances thereof and detect the sensing target highly accurately, capacitance-type sensor includes: sensor electrodes configuring a sensor electrode group; and a pair of guard... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.

20110254573 - Method and system for analyzing a chemically-active material: A method of determining setting period of a chemically-active material is disclosed. The method comprises: continuously measuring an electrical property such as of the material to provide a time-dependence of the property, and using the time-dependence for defining a setting-start time and a setting-finish time. The setting-start time is defined... Agent: Concretec Ltd.

20110254574 - Prober, testing apparatus, and method of inspecting semiconductor chip: A prober includes a probe card provided with a support board and a probe attached to the support board, a stage on which a measurement wafer is mounted, a camera provided over the probe card to observe an electrode pad of a first semiconductor chip formed on the measurement wafer,... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited

20110254575 - Probe connector: A probe connector (1) connects a circuit board (2) and a coaxial plug (3) including an axial terminal (162) and a surrounding terminal (163). A coaxial probe (51) of the probe connector includes a center terminal (52) connected to the circuit board and the axial terminal; and an outer terminal... Agent: Molex Incorporated

20110254576 - Method and appratus for de-embedding: A short dummy test structure is disclosed, including a grounded shield layer above a substrate, at least two signal test pads, and a signal transmission line above the grounded shield layer and between the two signal test pads, wherein the signal transmission line is electrically coupled to the grounded shield... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20110254577 - Non-reflow probe card structure: In accordance with an embodiment, a probe card structure comprises a base board, a connection interposer over the base board, a substrate over the connection interposer, and a fixture over the substrate securing the substrate and the connection interposer to the base board. The connection interposer comprises interposer electrodes that... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20110254578 - Space transformer comprising an isolation resistor for a probe card, and method for manufacturing same: The invention provides a space transformer for a probe card including an isolation resistor for isolating electrical effects between adjacent channels to perform tests on a plurality of devices under test (DUTs) formed on a wafer at one time, the space transformer including: a plurality of ceramic layers on which... Agent:

20110254579 - Semiconductor test method and semiconductor test system: According to an embodiment, a semiconductor test method for performing electrical tests with a plurality of test items on each of the same type of semiconductor devices by semiconductor test equipment is disclosed. The method includes: dividing the plurality of test items into M (M is an integer greater than... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110254580 - Method for an improved checking of repeatability and reproducibility of a measuring chain for semiconductor device testing: A method provides an improved checking of repeatability and reproducibility of a measuring chain, in particular for quality control by semiconductor device testing. The method includes testing steps provided for multiple and different devices to be subjected to measurement or control through a measuring system that includes at least one... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (grenoble) Sas

20110254581 - Short circuit detection device: A short circuit detection device is provided to check a circuit layout. The circuit layout includes electronic components connected in parallel. Any of the electronic components includes two contacts on the circuit layout. The short circuit detection device includes a determination circuit configured to determine whether a short circuit has... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co.,ltd.

20110254582 - Systems and methods for modular testing of chargers: A system and method for testing a charger. A power-end of a charger is received in a power port of a charger tester. An adapter module is received in an adapter port, the adapter module being connected to an adapter-end of the charger. The charger tester is automatically activated to... Agent: Atc Logistics & Electronics, Inc.

10/13/2011 > 43 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories.

20110248698 - Biosensor and detection method of target substance: A biosensor includes at least two field effect transistor devices, each including a silicon substrate, a silicon oxide film formed on a surface of the silicon substrate, a source electrode disposed on the silicon oxide film, a drain electrode disposed on the silicon oxide film, a channel for connecting the... Agent:

20110248699 - Calibration apparatus and method thereof, multi-channel driving circuit and current balancing method: A calibration method for adjusting an offset voltage of a unit is proposed. The unit, capable of operating in a calibration mode or a normal mode, includes a first input terminal, a second input terminal and an output terminal. The calibration method includes: operating the unit in a calibration mode;... Agent:

20110248700 - Device and method for detecting a substance using a thin film resonator (fbar) having an insulating layer: A device for detecting at least one substance of a fluid, has a piezoacoustic thin film resonator with a piezoelectric layer on which electrode layers are arranged, and an adsorption surface for adsorbing the fluid substance, wherein the piezoelectric and electrode layers and the adsorption surface are designed and arranged... Agent:

20110248701 - Method for detecting an electric potential-difference at a piezoelectric actuator unit, and a circuit system for implementing the method: A circuit system for detecting a time-variable amplitude via an electric potential-difference to be detected. A first potential-difference detection device for detecting the at least one electric potential-difference and for outputting a first potential-difference signal, and a second potential-difference detection device for detecting the at least one electric potential-difference and... Agent:

20110248702 - Current detection circuit including electrostatic capacitor and rectifying element for increasing gate voltage of protecting mosfet: Using a electrostatic capacitor and a diode, a gate voltage of a protecting MOSFET is increased when a drain voltage of a power transistor increases. A voltage clamp circuit clamps the maximum voltage of the gate voltage of the protecting MOSFET to a predetermined clamp voltage. A voltage control circuit... Agent:

20110248703 - Power detector and method for detecting power: A circuit and method are provided for detecting a power of a signal amplified in a power amplifier. A diode and a voltage bias source are used to shift a voltage of the signal taken at a base of an amplifying transistor of the power amplifier, to generate a positive... Agent: Sige Semiconductor Inc.

20110248704 - Method and apparatus for calibrating a magnetic sensor: In general, the invention relates to an algorithm and process for automated and/or continuous calibration of magnetic sensor, for example such as a sensor installed in a mobile positioning system handset. According to certain aspects, the calibration process can use the normal motion of the handset such that all measurement... Agent:

20110248706 - Method and system for navigation using magnetic dipoles: A method of navigation includes receiving a magnetic field signal from a magnetic field transducer, the magnetic field signal proportional to sensed magnetic fields associated with magnetic field sources, in a processor, processing the magnetic field signal to determine magnetic field axes of rotation corresponding to rotations of the sensed... Agent: Raytheon Utd, Inc.

20110248707 - Position detector and position detection method: A position detector having a plurality of sensor units is used. Each of the sensor units is configured to determine positions. The sensor units are selectively used for outputting positions of a moving object. Positional outputs are generated by combining outputs from a plurality of the sensor units in a... Agent:

20110248705 - Stroke amount detecting device: A stroke amount detecting device includes a first magnetic field generation member, a second magnetic field generation member, and a magnetic sensor unit. The first magnetic field generation member and the second magnetic field generation member are opposed to each other with respect to a direction perpendicular to a straight... Agent: Denso Corporation

20110248708 - Methods for an analog rotational sensor having magnetic sensor elements: Methods for providing a magnetic sensor, including providing a signal generation module, providing an analog signal processing module for providing an algebraic manipulation of the first waveform and the second waveform to generate a linear position output voltage signal, and providing a signal inversion module coupled to the signal generation... Agent: Allegro Microsystems, Inc.

20110248709 - Magnetic pole detection system and magnetic pole detection method: A magnetic sensor array including a plurality of magnetic sensors detects a phase regarding a magnetic pole of a magnetic pole array including magnetic poles of N and S arranged alternately. A pitch identification unit detects a pitch number of the magnetic pole currently being detected by the magnetic sensor... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.

20110248710 - Apparatus for measuring magnetic field of microwave-assisted head: A measuring circuit system in a magnetic field measuring apparatus of the invention has an amplifier and a band-pass filter connected in sequence on an output terminal side of the TMR element, the band-pass filter is a narrow-range band-pass filter such that a peak pass frequency of the filter that... Agent: Tdk Corporation

20110248711 - Magnetic field current sensors: Current sensors, conductors and methods are disclosed. A magnetic current sensor includes a conductor including a first sheet metal layer having a first thickness and including at least one notch extending inwardly from a first edge of the first sheet metal layer, and a second sheet metal layer having a... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20110248713 - Microscope apparatus and microscopy method: the computer unit (40) being connected to the reflecting device (23) and to the MR apparatus (30) and being arranged so as to provide the image that is to be reflected in for the reflecting device (23) on the basis of the spatial position determined for the MR apparatus (30)... Agent: Leica Microsystems (schweiz) Ag

20110248712 - System and method providing preamplifier feedback for magnetic resonance imaging: A system and method for generating preamplifier feedback in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems are provided. A preamplifier arrangement for the MRI system includes a plurality of preamplifiers with each of the preamplifiers connected to a different channel of a multi-channel coil array of the MRI system. The preamplifier arrangement... Agent:

20110248714 - Method and apparatus for magnetic resonance guided high intensity focused ultrasound focusing under simultaneous temperature monitoring: In a method and an apparatus for magnetic resonance guided high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), precise localization of the focal point of the HIFU is determined by imaging an examination subject in parallel with GRE sequences that respectively include a positive monopolar gradient pulse and a negative monopolar gradient pulse,... Agent:

20110248715 - Compact inhomogeneous permanent magnetic field generator for magnetic resonance imaging: A magnet assembly primarily for use in MRI applications is disclosed. The magnet assembly is composed of a single disk and ring permanent magnet set connected to a C-type magnet yoke and return fixture with asymmetrically arranged poles. Together, the permanent magnets create a strong magnetic field that has a... Agent:

20110248716 - Current measurement for water-based mud galvanic electrical imaging and laterolog tools: An apparatus and method for estimating a resistivity property of an earth formation involving electric current injected into a wall of a borehole. The apparatus includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a differential amplifier. The first electrode may be configured to impart an electric current into a borehole... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20110248717 - Oil-based mud imager with a line source: A resistivity imaging device uses a line source in conjunction with an array of measure electrodes to reduce sensitivity to tool standoff when use in a borehole with oil-based mud.... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20110248718 - Marine sensor streamer having pressure activated stiffness enhancement: A marine sensor streamer includes a jacket covering an exterior of the streamer. At least one strength member extends the length of the jacket. At least one stiffener element extends inside the length of the jacket. The at least one stiffener element includes a gas filling the interior of a... Agent:

20110248719 - Electrical storage module: An electrical storage module includes: a plurality of electrical storage units; electrical storage unit connecting conductors electrically connecting the plurality of electrical storage units; and a voltage detection line unit electrically connected to the plurality of electrical storage units for detecting a voltage of each of the plurality of the... Agent: Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd.

20110248722 - Diagnostic circuit and method of testing a circuit: A diagnostic circuit is configured for connecting to a unit under test that has a load and a sinusoidal source. The diagnostic circuit includes a voltage sensing device that has an input for sensing a signal, a first terminal for connecting to the load, a second terminal for connecting to... Agent: Diehl Ako Stiftung & Co. Kg

20110248721 - Partial discharge monitoring method and system: The invention relates to a method and system of monitoring partial discharges occurring in an electrical system, and to a method of measuring or analyzing partial discharges occurring in an electrical system. The method comprising receiving a signal or impulse, or information associated therewith, from the electrical system; breaking the... Agent: Eskom Holdings Limited

20110248720 - Testing system for integrated circuits: A system for testing an integrated circuit including components for receiving clock signals corresponding to different clock domains includes a pin of the integrated circuit to receive a test clock signal for components included in different clock domains, clock gating cells integrated in the integrated circuit to direct said test... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20110248723 - Capacitive sensor having calibration mechanism and capacitive sensing method: A capacitive sensor with a calibration mechanism is provided. The capacitive sensor includes a set of sensing capacitors to generate a capacitance variation, a subtraction circuit and an integration circuit. The subtraction circuit includes a first capacitor array to generate offset-adjusting charges and a second capacitor array to generate subtraction... Agent: Memsor Corporation

20110248724 - Detection element for detecting an electromagnetic wave: A detection element for detecting an electromagnetic wave includes: a substrate; a schottky barrier diode disposed on the substrate; and an antenna disposed on the substrate, wherein the antenna includes a first conductive element and a second conductive element which are divided, a third conductive element and a fourth conductive... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110248725 - Non-invasive level measurement for liquid or granular solids: An apparatus and method is described for measuring non-invasively level of contents inside an array of containers without setting up any electrodes or attaching sensors around the containers, or inserting of a probe inside. Electromagnetic waves are launched from the bottom of the containers using launchers embedded in a tray... Agent: Clear View Technologies, Inc.

20110248726 - Method of determining the diameter of a hole in a workpiece: A method of determining the diameter of a hole extending from a surface of an electrically conducting workpiece into or through the workpiece 1 is provided. The hole is defied at the workpiece's surface by an edge of diameter to be determined. For determining the diameter, the workpiece is electrically... Agent:

20110248727 - Method for compensation of system tolerances in inductive couplers: A method is disclosed for compensation of system tolerances in an inductive coupler which includes a power generator that feeds an alternating current into a series resonance circuit formed by a resonance capacitor and an inductive rotating transmission device. First, a brief sequence of at least one period of an... Agent: Schleifring Und Apparatebau Gmbh

20110248728 - Electronic device and operation detection method: An electronic device includes an input plane member that includes a plurality of first conductive layers that is elastically deformed when a pressing operation is received from a user, a base that includes a plurality of second conductive layers that comes in contact with the first conductive layer when the... Agent:

20110248729 - Sensor system and methods for the capacitive measurement of electromagnetic signals having a biological origin: The invention relates to a sensor system and several method for the capacitive measurement of electromagnetic signals having a biological origin. Such a sensor system comprises a capacitive electrode device (10), an electrode shielding element (20) which surrounds the electrode device (10) at least in part in order to shield... Agent: Technische Universitaet Braunschweig

20110248730 - Electric power metering device and method: The measuring device with electric voltage divider comprises a first measuring resistor connected between a voltage measurement input and a common point, and a second measuring resistor connected between said common point and a reference electric ground. A measurement output is connected to the common point. An outer shielding enclosure... Agent: Schneider Electric Industries Sas

20110248731 - Apparatus and method for measurement of ph over a wide range of pressure: A sensor for measuring the pH of a solution of the present invention comprises: (a) a tubular body portion constructed from a flexible electrically-insulating material, the tubular body portion having an interior passage; (b) a first reverse osmosis membrane disposed in the interior passage; (c) a second reverse osmosis membrane... Agent:

20110248732 - Irregularity detection in a structure of an aircraft: A device, a system and a method for detecting an irregularity in a structure of an aircraft are proposed. The device includes a resonant circuit with a resonance frequency and a probe for tuning the resonance frequency of the resonant circuit. The resonant circuit and the probe are operatively connected... Agent: Eads Deutschland Gmbh

20110248733 - Test apparatus and test method: A test apparatus that tests a device under test having a plurality of blocks operating asynchronously, based on a signal received from outside, the test apparatus comprising a plurality of domain test units corresponding respectively to the blocks; and a main body unit that controls the domain test units. The... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20110248734 - Electronic device test apparatus: An electronic device test apparatus 1 comprises: a test cell cluster 10 having cell groups 11A to 11H each of which has a plurality of test cells 20; and a conveyor apparatus 30 supplying test carriers to a plurality of the test cells 20, and each of the test cell... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20110248735 - Probecard system and method: A microelectronic contactor assembly can include a probe head having microelectronic contactors for contacting terminals of semiconductor devices to test the semiconductor devices. A stiffener assembly can provide mechanical support to microelectronic contactors and for connecting a probe card assembly to a prober machine. A stiffener assembly may include first... Agent: Touchdown Technologies, Inc.

20110248736 - Probe pin and an ic socket with the same: The probe pin includes a plunger formed of a sheet metal, and a coil spring unit formed of a metal wire and configured to hold the plunger thereon. In a developed state, the plunger includes first and second portions each of which has an upper contact strip, a wide portion,... Agent: Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110248737 - Test apparatus and connection device: It is an object to use an additional circuit to increase speed and functioning of an existing test apparatus at a low cost. Provided is a test apparatus that is connected to a socket board corresponding to a type of device under test and tests the device under test. The... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20110248738 - Testing apparatus for electronic devices: A wafer processing apparatus used for the testing of electronic devices comprises first and second clampers movably mounted on a shaft, each clamper being configured for holding a wafer carrier on which a wafer is mounted. Clamping fingers on each of the first and second clampers are operative to clamp... Agent:

20110248739 - Bending test apparatus for flexible devices: Provided is a bending test apparatus of a flexible device. The bending test apparatus includes: first and second electrode parts disposed in a horizontal direction and loading a flexible device horizontally, wherein the first electrode part is movable in the horizontal direction and the second electrode part is fixed so... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20110248740 - Stacked semiconductor apparatus with configurable vertical i/o: The present invention provides an apparatus including a stacked plurality of devices and a related method. The apparatus includes a stacked plurality of devices including a master device and at least one secondary device; a plurality of segments, each segment being associated with one of the stacked plurality of devices;... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

10/06/2011 > 76 patent applications in 50 patent subcategories.

20110241648 - Devices and methods for electric field sensing: A stand-off sensor assembly is provided. The sensor assembly includes a plurality of electron state definers for generating resonant tunneling current in response to the electric field, wherein the electron state definers include at least one variable characteristic such that a change in the variable characteristic affects the tunneling current,... Agent: General Electric Company

20110241649 - Current sensor: A current sensor, which senses current passing through a harness via a terminal of a battery, includes a resistor through which current passes, a current sensing circuit which measures the current passing through the resistor based on a potential difference between two positions along the direction in which current is... Agent: Denso Corporation

20110241650 - Electrochemical sensor for disinfectants: An electrochemical sensor to measure disinfectants is provided. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the sensor has a silver working electrode disposed in an electrolyte proximate a porous membrane. There is a reference electrode made of silver in contact with the electrolyte. The chemical composition of electrolyte contains... Agent:

20110241651 - Indicator position detecting device and indicator position detecting method: An indicator position detecting device and method are provided, which allow accurate position detection without the influence of noise in detection of the position of an indicator (e.g., a finger, a stylus pen) by a capacitive coupling system. To a conductor pattern in which plural conductors for signal transmission and... Agent: Wacom Co., Ltd.

20110241652 - Method and arrangement for estimating angular frequency: An exemplary method and arrangement for estimating the frequency and the positive sequence of a fundamental component of a measured three-phase voltage are disclosed (ναβ). The method includes measuring the three-phase voltage (ναβ), calculating estimates of a fundamental frequency voltage component ({circumflex over (ν)}αβ,1) and a difference ({circumflex over (φ)}αβ,1)... Agent: Abb Research Ltd

20110241653 - Impedance calibration apparatus of semiconductor integrated circuit: An impedance calibration apparatus of a semiconductor integrated circuit includes: a D/A conversion unit configured to receive a code and generate an analog voltage depending on the code; a virtual code voltage generation unit configured to detect a level of the analog voltage and generate a plurality of virtual code... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.

20110241654 - Method and apparatus for dynamic signal switching of a merging unit in an electrical power system: A method and an apparatus for dynamic signal switching with multiple measurement sources, for a merging unit in an electrical power system, said merging unit receiving at least two input signals from at least one current transformer measuring the same physical primary quantity. The method comprises a step of outputting... Agent: Alstom Grid Uk Ltd.

20110241655 - Bidirectional 3 phase power meter for compensating reverse load flow and method for metering thereby: The present invention relates to a bidirectional 3 phase power meter for compensating reverse load flow and a method for metering thereby. According to the present invention, there is provided a bidirectional 3 phase power meter for compensating reverse load flow which allows calculating power receiving and power transmitting apparent... Agent: Korea Electric Power Corporation

20110241656 - Determining heading using magnetometer data and angular rate data: A device coupled with a magnetometer and an angular rate sensor can determine a heading of the device using magnetometer data. When the device receives a notification that the magnetometer data may be inaccurate, the device can determine the heading of the device using angular rate data. When the device... Agent: Apple Inc.

20110241657 - Input device: An input device including multiple magnets rotatably disposed, multiple magnetic field detecting elements, and a controller. The magnets have the N pole and the S pole formed at a predetermined angular pitch in a rotating direction. The magnetic field detecting elements are disposed facing the magnets. The controller outputs a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110241658 - Determining the rotor angle of a synchronous machine at standstill with the aid of iterative test pulses: A method for determining the angular position of a synchronous machine having a magnetically anisotropic rotor includes an (m) iteration stage and an (n) iteration stage. The (m) iteration stage encompasses: generating an (m) magnetic field of an (m) angular direction and acquiring an (m) peak value of the current... Agent:

20110241659 - Device for detecting a rotational angle of a rotatable part: A device for detecting a rotational angle of a rotatable part, e.g., a steering wheel, includes at least one magnet, at least one sensor which detects the magnetic field of the magnet, at least one housing in which the sensor and/or the magnet is/are movably situated relative to one another,... Agent:

20110241660 - The detection of deposits comprising at least one ferromagnetic material on or close to the external wall of a tube: The present invention relates to a method for the detection of fouling or clogging deposits comprising at least one ferromagnetic material, such as nickel, magnetite or similar material, on or close to the external wall of a tube, characterized in that it comprises at least the following steps: a magnetized... Agent:

20110241661 - Bearing residual life prediction method, bearing residual life diagnostic apparatus and bearing diagnostic system: A bearing residual life prediction method, a bearing residual life diagnostic apparatus and a bearing diagnostic system can be provided. The bearing diagnostic system 20 includes: an eddy current tester 11 that measures the impedance X of a certain portion of a bearing 24 before and after the use of... Agent: Nsk Ltd.

20110241663 - Arrangement and method for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles: The present invention relates to an arrangement (10) and a corresponding method for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles in a region of action (300). To store the required reactive energy a tank circuit (453) is provided, which is preferably operating at the centre frequency of the MPI drive field. Reactive... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110241662 - Magnetic sensor device: Provided is a magnetic sensor device capable of suppressing a variation in determination for detection or canceling of a magnetic field intensity, which is caused by noise generated from respective constituent elements included in the magnetic sensor device and external noise, to thereby achieve high-precision magnetic reading. The magnetic sensor... Agent:

20110241664 - Magnetic biosensor and a magnetic biosensor array comprising the same: The magnetic sensor device disclosed herein uses a signal storage magnetic layer for sensing and storing target magnetic field signals. The stored magnetic field signals are then measured by a magnetic sensor.... Agent:

20110241665 - Multi-axis fluxgate magnetic sensor: A ring-shaped first ring-shaped magnetic core, a first excitation coil wound on the first ring-shaped magnetic core, two detection coils wound on the first ring-shaped magnetic core in such a manner that respective input axes of the detection coils are orthogonal to each other, two signal detection/feedback units that detect... Agent: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry Limited

20110241666 - Magnetic element with improved areal resolution: An apparatus and associated method for a magnetic element capable of detecting changes in magnetic states. Various embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to a free layer that has a first areal extent that is sensitive to a magnetic field and a synthetic antiferromagnetic (SAF) layer adjacent to... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC

20110241667 - Magnetic resonance method using a phase-modulated pulse train with a constant small flip angle: A method for performing magnetic resonance measurements on a sample includes applying a first predetermined number of pulse trains for excitation, each pulse train having a constant amplitude and including a second predetermined number of pulses spaced by a predetermined time interval. The pulse trains are modulated by a bent... Agent: University College Dublin, National Unibversity Of Ireland

20110241668 - Method for magnetic resonance imaging: A method for magnetic resonance imaging, in which a magnetic resonance imaging device employs a multi-echo imaging sequence, includes the steps of: applying, to one of the multiple echoes, a first number of steps of phase encoding, applying a readout gradient, and collecting the data of this echo to reconstruct... Agent:

20110241670 - Accelerated dynamic magnetic resonance imaging system and method: In one embodiment, a method for processing magnetic resonance imaging data is provided. The method includes accessing the magnetic resonance imaging data, the data including a plurality of image data sets defining reconstructable images representative of a subject at different points in time. Each data set includes sampled data for... Agent: General Electric Company

20110241677 - Accelerated pseudo-random data magentic resonance imaging system and method: The present disclosure is intended to describe embodiments for improving image data acquisition and processing in accelerated dynamic magnetic resonance imaging sequences. One embodiment is described where a method includes an acquisition sequence configured to acquire an undersampled set of magnetic resonance data. The undersampled set of magnetic resonance data... Agent: General Electric Company

20110241676 - Accelerated pseudo-random data magnetic resonance imaging system and method: The present disclosure is intended to describe embodiments for improving image data acquisition and processing in accelerated dynamic magnetic resonance imaging sequences. One embodiment is described where a method includes an acquisition sequence configured to acquire an undersampled set of magnetic resonance data. The undersampled set of magnetic resonance data... Agent: General Electric Company

20110241672 - Apparatus and method for parallel transmission of rf pulses in a spin echo sequence: A method, system, and apparatus including a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus that includes an MRI system having a plurality of gradient coils, a radio-frequency (RF) transceiver system, an RF switch controlled by a pulse module to transmit RF signals to an RF coil assembly, and a computer. The computer... Agent:

20110241679 - Magnetic resonance method and apparatus to reduce distortions in diffusion images: In a method and apparatus to reduce distortions in diffusion imaging, at least one first measurement is implemented with a first diffusion weighting for a number of slices that are spatially separated from one another and at least one second measurement is implemented with a second diffusion weighting for the... Agent:

20110241680 - Method and device for a magnetic resonance system control sequence: A method and a control sequence determination device for determining a magnetic resonance system control sequence is provided. A multichannel pulse train with a plurality of individual RF pulse trains is sent out by a magnetic resonance system over different independent radio-frequency channels in parallel. Based on a prespecified k-space... Agent:

20110241678 - Method for homogenizing resolution in magnet resonance tomography measurements using non-linear encoding fields: A method for magnetic resonance (=MR) imaging, wherein non-linear gradient fields are applied for the purpose of spatial encoding to acquire images of an object to be imaged and wherein the magnet resonance signal radiated from the object to be imaged is sampled on grids in time, to thereby obtain... Agent: Universitaetsklinikum Freiburg

20110241673 - Method for magnetic resonance imaging with parallel and localized spatial encoding magnetic fields: A method for producing an image of a subject with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system is provided. In particular, spatial encoding of signals received from the subject is performed by spatial encoding magnetic fields (SEMs) produced by driving a parallel array of local gradient coils with current weightings that... Agent:

20110241675 - O-space imaging: In MRI by excitation of nuclear spins and measurement of RF signals induced by these spins in the presence of spatially-varying encoding magnetic fields, signal localization is performed through recombination of measurements obtained in parallel by each coil in an encircling array of RF receiver coils. Through the use of... Agent:

20110241674 - Sample tube and measurement method for solid-state nmr: A solid-state NMR sample tube and method of using same which can be spun stably and at high speed while suppressing its bending resonance. A solid sample to be investigated by solid-state NMR spectroscopy can be sealed in the sample tube. The sample tube includes a hollow cylinder having opposite... Agent: Jeol Ltd.

20110241671 - System and method for split-echo split-blade data collection for propeller magnetic resonance imaging: A computer readable storage medium has stored thereon a computer program having instructions, which, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to apply a first plurality of RF pulses during a first TR interval of an MR pulse sequence to generate a first echo train. A plurality of echoes... Agent:

20110241669 - System and method of parallel imaging for magnetic resonance imaging near metallic implants: A system and method for magnetic resonance imaging is disclosed, the MRI apparatus comprising a computer programmed to acquire a plurality of 3D MR data sets, each 3D MR data set acquired using a central transmit frequency and a central receive frequency set to an offset frequency value that is... Agent:

20110241681 - Hall effect current sensor: Example systems, apparatus, circuits, and so on described herein concern a Hall effect current sensor that includes a planar portion of a conductor that is oriented perpendicular to a base magnetic field in which it is located. In the presence of the magnetic field, a differential voltage is produced across... Agent: Case Western Reserve University

20110241683 - Multi-channel breast mri radio frequency receiver coil: A system and method for breast imaging is disclosed. The system is constructed as a modular RF coil system for an MR imaging apparatus and includes a fitted coil former constructed to have a shape and size so as to substantially conform to a breast of a patient to be... Agent:

20110241682 - On-coil current mode class d rf power amplifier in high field parallel transmission mri: Example systems, apparatus, circuits, and so on described herein concern parallel transmission in high field MRI. One example apparatus includes a balun network that produces out-of-phase signals that are amplified to drive current-mode class-D (CMCD) field effect transistors (FETs) that are connected by a coil that includes an LC (inductance-capacitance)... Agent: Case Western Reserve University

20110241684 - Split magnetic resonance imaging system: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system includes a split magnet system having a pair of MRI magnet housings separated by gap. A pair of main MRI magnets are disposed within respective MRI magnet housings. A plurality of buttress assemblies are attached to the MRI magnet housings. Some or all of... Agent: Viewray Incorporated

20110241686 - Power supply for magnetic resonance imaging system: In one embodiment, a power supply for a static tap changer transformer is provided. The power supply comprises a rectifier section configured to supply input voltage, a latch circuit section coupled to the rectifier section and a tap changing section comprising three taps for each phase of three phase input... Agent: General Electric Company

20110241685 - Switched mode pre-amplification and am feedback for on-coil switched mode amplifiers in parallel transmission mri: Example systems, apparatus, circuits, and so on described herein concern parallel transmission in MRI with on-coil current-mode (CMCD) amplifiers. One example apparatus includes switched voltage-mode class D (VMCD) pre-amplifiers. Another example apparatus includes amplitude modulation of the output of the CMCD amplifiers using feedback control based, at least in part,... Agent: Case Western Reserve University

20110241687 - Spot indicating metal detector apparatus: A spot indicating metal detector apparatus rides on a motorized platform having a rotary framework having a plurality of metal detectors mounted thereon with a plurality of metal detector coils positioned adjacent the ground below. The metal detector apparatus has a plurality of spray heads each associated with one metal... Agent:

20110241688 - Method of determining the maximum temperature undergone by a sedimentary rock, especially in the field of hydrocarbon formation: A method of determining the maximum temperature undergone by a specimen of sedimentary rock during natural heating over a geological process, within the range from 60° C. to 230° C. approximately. The method includes analysis at very low temperature, down to a few kelvin, for example down to 10 kelvin,... Agent:

20110241689 - tool for imaging a downhole environment: The invention is concerned with a tool and method for imaging a formation through a substantially non-conductive medium. The tool comprises first circuitry for injecting a current into the formation, wherein a complex impedance to the current is measured. Second circuitry for determining a phase angle of an impedance of... Agent:

20110241690 - Tool for imaging a downhole environment: The invention is concerned with a tool and method for determining a downhole parameter. The tool is located in mud surrounded by a formation and comprising a first electrode spaced at a distance from the formation for measuring a first impedance. There is a second electrode located at a second... Agent:

20110241691 - Testing device and testing method employing the same: An exemplary testing device for testing quality of indicator lights includes a light intensity tester and a control unit electrically connected to the light intensity tester. The light intensity tester includes a testing circuit, and the testing circuit is capable of generating testing parameters of corresponding indicator lights. The control... Agent: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.

20110241692 - Relay end-of-service-life forecasting device: Forecasting the end of the service life of a relay more accurately due to the effects of the load conditions and the environmental conditions can occur through diagnosing the end of service life of the relay based on the time, until the point in time that the actual opening or... Agent: Yamatake Corporation

20110241693 - Battery pack, semiconductor integrated circuit, remaining capacity correction method, and storage medium: A battery pack includes a voltage detection part configured to detect the voltage of a battery unit including multiple chargeable and dischargeable secondary cells; a current detection part configured to detect a current flowing through the battery unit; a dischargeable capacity calculation part configured to calculate the dischargeable capacity of... Agent: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.

20110241694 - System and method for determining an abused sensor during analyte measurement: A method of measuring an analyte in a biological fluid comprises applying an excitation signal having a DC component and an AC component. The AC and DC responses are measured; a corrected DC response is determined using the AC response; and a concentration of the analyte is determined based upon... Agent:

20110241695 - Methods and systems for monitoring capacitor banks: A method of monitoring a capacitor bank comprising a plurality of capacitor strings connected in parallel, each capacitor string comprising a plurality of capacitors connected in series is provided. The method includes energizing the capacitor bank. The method includes determining dissipation factors of each of the plurality of the capacitor... Agent: General Electric Company

20110241697 - Insulation diagnosis method, insulation diagnosis system, and rotating electric machine: An insulation diagnosis method according to the present invention includes: measurement step through which a signal generated at a diagnosis target device is measured; detection step through which a frequency or a frequency band manifesting a maximum amplitude signal strength is detected from the signal having been measured through the... Agent:

20110241696 - Method for the simulation of defects with spark testers and spark testers: Method for the simulation of defects in the case of spark testers, in which breakdowns are recognized and displayed by a detector and added by means of a defect counter, wherein the high voltage is applied to a stationary standard spark gap and pulsed test voltages of predetermined level, duration... Agent: Sikora Ag

20110241698 - Vessel probe connector with solid dielectric therein: A modular TDR probe assembly is presented. The probe assembly includes a first section with a central conductor and an outer conductor having a first impedance, and a second section with a central conductor and an outer conductor having a second impedance. An impedance matching elbow joins the first section... Agent: Vibro-meter Inc.

20110241700 - Capacitative sensor device: m

20110241699 - Detecting apparatus and imaging apparatus: A detection apparatus and an imaging apparatus are capable of accurately conducting non-destructive observation of a target by using an incoherent electromagnetic wave. The detection apparatus has a generating section, a first coupler section, a delaying section, a second coupler section and a signal processing section. The generating section 101... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110241701 - Electromagnetic wave information detection apparatus and electromagnetic wave information detection method: Disclosed is an electromagnetic wave information detection apparatus, including a photoelectric converter including first and second electrode layers; a charge generation layer that generates positive and negative charges by irradiation of an electromagnetic wave; and a charge transport layer; an electric potential imparting unit that imparts electric potentials to the... Agent:

20110241702 - Mems-based resonant tunneling devices and arrays of such devices for electric field sensing: A sensor assembly for electric field sensing is provided. The sensor assembly may include an array of Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS)-based resonant tunneling devices. A resonant tunneling device may be configured to generate a resonant tunneling signal in response to the electric field. The resonant tunneling device may include at least... Agent:

20110241703 - Variable capacitor and position indicator: A variable capacitor is disclosed, including: a dielectric having a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface; a first electrode disposed on the first surface of the dielectric; a second electrode disposed to face the second surface of the dielectric; and a pressing member configured to cause... Agent: Wacom Co., Ltd.

20110241704 - Structural health monitoring system and method using soft capacitive sensing materials: A structural health monitoring system is provided to diagnose and localize crack damage on structural elements. The system uses one or more capacitive sensor assemblies that employ a soft dielectric material. The system can be applied over a large area as a sensing skin, allowing the presence of cracks to... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20110241705 - Linear sensor: A linear sensor 21 includes an attachment base 22 attached to a metallic edge of a slide door 2 capable of opening and closing a platform 4, a skin cover part 23 which bulges from the attachment base 22 and has a hollow part 24 in the inside, an insulator... Agent: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.

20110241706 - Non-contact detection of surface fluid droplets: A system for detecting fluid on a substrate is provided. The system includes, but is not limited to, a sensor board, a first capacitive sensor, and a platform upon which the substrate is to be placed. The first capacitive sensor is mounted on the sensor board. The first capacitive sensor... Agent: Lam Research Corporation

20110241708 - Apparatus for predetermined component placement to a target platform: An apparatus for placement of a component onto a target platform includes a multiple-sensor probe adapted to sense a relative position of one or more reference marks or one or more alignment marks with respect to the multiple-sensor probe. The component includes one or more alignment marks, the target platform... Agent: Wintec Industries, Inc.

20110241707 - Method of measuring slider resistance of different types of row bar with a common tester: A method of measuring slider resistance of different types of row bar with a common tester comprises judging the type of the row bar, if the row bar is femto-type row bar, supplying a first voltage to the front pins, and supplying a second voltage that is unequal to the... Agent: Sae Magnetics (h.k.) Ltd.

20110241709 - Apparatus and method for measuring activity of plating solution: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and a method for measuring activity of a plating solution. The apparatus for measuring activity of a plating solution may include: a plating bath containing the plating solution for plating a plating object; a first electrode which is impregnated in the plating solution and has... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20110241710 - Method for characterizing dielectric loss tangent: A method for characterizing dielectric loss tangent of a dielectric material. The method includes: introducing an incident wave in a mismatched transmission line; measuring a first insertion loss from a first resulting standing wave, at a given frequency; augmenting the mismatched transmission line with the dielectric material; introducing the incident... Agent:

20110241711 - Method for verifying a test substrate in a prober under defined thermal conditions: A method and an apparatus for verifying or testing test substrates, i.e. wafers and other electronic semiconductor components, in a prober under defined thermal conditions. Such a verifying apparatus, known to the person skilled in the art as a prober, has a housing having at least two housing sections, in... Agent:

20110241712 - Measuring system for determining scatter parameters: A measuring system for determining scatter parameters of an electrical measurement object on a substrate, having a measuring machine having at least one measuring channel and at least one measuring probe electrically connected to at least one measuring channel and designed for non-contacting or contacting connection to an electrical signal... Agent: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110241714 - Resistive probing tip system for logic analyzer probing system: The resistive probing tip system has one or more carriers and one or more electrical contact assemblies. Each carrier has opposing surfaces with a plurality of resistors engaging the carrier. Each of the plurality of resistors has opposing electrical contacts that are exposed at respective opposing surfaces of the carrier.... Agent: Tektronix, Inc.

20110241713 - Test structure activated by probe needle: A test structure (200) in an integrated circuit (100) includes a probe pad (210) disposed at a surface of a die (102) of the integrated circuit, a transmission gate (202) for connecting portions of an electronic circuit within the integrated circuit in response to a momentary signal applied to the... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

20110241715 - High frequency vertical spring probe: A high frequency vertical spring probe is provided in the present invention. The probe includes an unclosed ring structure having a gap disposed therein to provide an elastic property for vertical deformation. At least a first contacting component and a second contacting component are disposed on the ring structure of... Agent:

20110241716 - Test head and semiconductor wafer test apparatus comprising same: [Means for Solving] The test head 40 comprises: a test head main body 51 having a frame 51; an interface apparatus 60 electrically connecting a probe card 20 and the test head main body 50 with each other; and a brake unit 80 positioned between the probe card 20 and... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20110241717 - Connecting device: A connecting device for connecting pins of a DIP chip to a test device comprises two each of half frames, columns of testing pins, connecting screws, fixing screws, and four holding plates. The two columns of testing pins are arranged respectively on the two half frames parallel to the lengthways... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110241718 - Test plate for electronic component handler: Test plates with improved test pockets are described herein. One embodiment is a circular test plate comprising a plurality of test pockets, each test pocket being a quadrilateral hole in the test plate, and each quadrilateral hole having four sides and four corners located at the intersections of the sides.... Agent: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.

20110241720 - Dc test point for locating defective pv modules in a pv system: A method and an apparatus for carrying out the method are proposed for identifying defective photovoltaic modules. Two clamp-on ammeters are provided which are connected to a test data acquisition unit for simultaneous measurement of two DC currents. The position of the clamp-on ammeters at the time of the measurement... Agent: Adensis Gmbh

20110241719 - Solar cell measurement system and solar simulator: A measurement system having a light source, a holding device, and a measurement device. The light source includes a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) configured to generate light beams with different wavelengths, and the emission spectrum of the light source complies with a predetermined standard. The holding device is... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20110241721 - Switching apparatus for electrical contact testing: The invention relates to a switching apparatus (1) for conducting electrical contact tests on bare and assembled printed circuit boards (12), comprising at least a flat support layer (2), a first electrode arrangement (3) and a functional layer (4), which support layer (2) is elastically restorably deformable, and the functional... Agent:

20110241722 - Current detector: Provided is a current detector which can accurately determine whether or not a transmission current is abnormal in the TDMA system. The sampling is performed on two frames in a regular manner. It is determined that the transmission current (I) is abnormal when the transmission current (I) is detected in... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110241723 - Method for monitoring a controller of a three-phase electric motor and/or the electric motor: A method for monitoring a controller for controlling and/or monitoring a three-phase electric motor, in particular an asynchronous or synchronous motor, wherein two phase currents are measured and an error signal is generated if at least one of the two measured phase currents is essentially zero. An error signal is... Agent: Bsh Bosch Und Siemens Hausger&#xc4 Te Gmbh

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