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01/26/2012 > 49 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120019233 - Current sensor consisting of a cable for attachment in the form of a loop: The sensor comprises a cable (5) looped around an element to be monitored, and includes a winding (10) on the Rogowski principle. It is original in that it is open at its ends (6, 7), that is to say the winding (10) is flush with the end faces (25) of... Agent: Alstom Grid Sas

20120019235 - Position sensor for linear synchronous motors employing halbach arrays: A position sensor suitable for use in linear synchronous motor (LSM) drive systems employing Halbach arrays to create their magnetic fields is described. The system has several advantages over previously employed ones, especially in its simplicity and its freedom from being affected by weather conditions, accumulated dirt, or electrical interference... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20120019234 - Sensor assembly: A sensor assembly includes a magnetic track having a plurality of magnetic poles separated by a plurality of pole junctions. The sensor assembly also includes a first magnetic sensor disposed proximate a high-resolution portion of the magnetic track and a second magnetic sensor disposed proximate a reference portion of the... Agent: The Timken Company

20120019236 - Eddy current detection: Eddy current detection probes and related methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the eddy current detection probes are hybrid probes, including a solid state sensor and a detection loop. In some embodiments, the eddy current detection probes include a drive coil and a detection loop, with the detection loop having... Agent: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.

20120019237 - Blade tip clearance measurement sensor and method for gas turbine engines: An electromagnetic field sensor assembly for blade tip clearance measurement in a gas turbine engine is disclosed that includes a ceramic sensor body, a multi-layered wire coil wound about a distal end portion of the sensor body for producing an electromagnetic field, a ceramic well enclosing the sensor body and... Agent:

20120019239 - Device for the non-destructive testing of an electrically conductive structure: A device for non-destructive testing of an electrically conductive part including: an induction portion, a receiving portion, and a processor. The induction portion includes an inductor dissociated into n layers supplied at different frequencies f1, f2, . . . , fn, wherein the receiving portion includes plural magnetic receivers supplied... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt

20120019238 - Magnetic induction tomography systems with coil configuration: A magnetic impedance tomography system comprises an excitation system with several excitation coils to generate an excitation magnetic field to induce eddy currents in an examination volume. For example, a solenoid configuration or parallel coils, e.g. in a Helmholtz configuration are employed, Further, a measurement system is provided with several... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120019240 - Device, instrument and process for detecting magnetically labeled analytes: The present invention is directed to a device for quantitative analysis of an analyte in a liquid sample by detecting a magnetic label, an instrument for controlling the analysis process and displaying the results and a method for performing said analysis with said device and said instrument.... Agent: Bit Analytical Instruments Gmbh

20120019241 - Magnetic field sensor device, corresponding production method, and magnetic field measuring method: A magnetic field sensor device and a corresponding production method are described. The magnetic field sensor device includes a substrate, which has a trench, a ferromagnetic nanowire formed in the trench, a first electrical connection for the electrical connection of a first end of the ferromagnetic nanowire, a second electrical... Agent:

20120019242 - Method and apparatus for monitoring a property of a sample: The present disclosure provides a method of monitoring a property of a sample, such as a nanoscopic property of the sample. The method comprises the steps of providing a quantum probe having a quantum state and exposing the quantum probe to the sample in a manner such that the property... Agent: The University Of Melbourne

20120019245 - Cest mri methods for imaging of metabolites and the use of same as biomarkers: The CEST effect for various neurotransmitters and energy metabolites in the brain and muscles and various endogenous metabolites in the liver, brain, and myocardium are imaged using MR imaging to illustrate a unique CEST effect that may be used to monitor the concentration of the metabolite and hence to characterize... Agent: The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania

20120019244 - Composite spin locking pulse sequence and method of using the same: Present embodiments are directed towards a magnetic resonance imaging method. In one embodiment, the method includes (a) performing a first magnetic resonance imaging sequence including: (i) a first preparatory composite spin locking pulse sequence having a spin lock pulse bounded by similarly oriented spin tipping pulses; and (ii) an acquisition... Agent: General Electric Company

20120019246 - Method for magnetic resonance imaging based on partially parallel acquisition (ppa): In a method and system for magnetic resonance imaging of an examination subject on the basis of partially parallel acquisition (PPA) with multiple component coils, a calibration measurement is implemented in a first time period and an actual measurement for the imaging is implemented in a subsequent second time period.... Agent:

20120019243 - Reduction of slice select artifacts in half pulse excitations used in ultrashort te (ute) imaging: The present embodiments are directed towards artifact reduction in slice select pulse sequences utilized in ultra short echo time imaging sequences. In one embodiment, a method includes determining a desired slice select thickness, determining a radiofrequency pulse shape and duration based upon the desired slice select thickness while maintaining a... Agent: General Electric Company

20120019247 - Sar reduction in parallel transmission by k-space dependent rf pulse selection: When generating an MR image using a multi-channel transmit coil arrangement, SAR is reduced by employing a number of different RF pulses in a single scan. Each RF pulse exhibits a different performance and/or accuracy, resulting in different RF pulse-specific SAR values. As a result, the RF pulses differ slightly... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120019248 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method: e

20120019249 - Mass damped bore tube for imaging apparatus: A bore tube for use in an imaging apparatus has a first tube and a second tube. The first tube is a complete cylinder of electrically conductive material; and the second tube is segmented into separate elements, each separately attached to the first tube.... Agent:

20120019250 - Noise matching in couplet antenna arrays: The invention relates to a system comprising an array of two or more receiving antennas (11, 12, 13) for receiving RF signals, each receiving antenna being connected, via a matching network (19, 20, 21), to a low-noise amplifier (22, 23, 24) presenting an input impedance to the matching network (19,... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120019251 - Magnetic resonance imaging method, magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, and control device of magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: According to one embodiment, an MRI apparatus includes a signal acquisition unit, an image generating unit, a position acquiring unit, and a correction unit. The signal acquisition unit acquires a magnetic resonance signal produced from an object by applying a gradient magnetic field and an RF pulse in an imaging... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120019252 - Through-stack communication method for fuel cell monitoring circuits: A system and method for monitoring fuel cells in a fuel cell group. The system includes a sensor circuit, such as a voltage sensor circuit, that monitors a condition of the fuel cells. If the sensor circuit detects a low performing cell, then it sends a signal to a tone... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc

20120019253 - Method for determining an aging condition of a battery cell by means of impedance spectroscopy: The invention relates to a method for determining an aging condition of a battery cell. The method has the following steps of a) providing a battery cell, b) recording an impedance spectrum of the battery cell, c) determining an evaluation quantity based on the measured impedance spectrum, and d) determining... Agent:

20120019254 - Method to predict min cell voltage from discrete min cell voltage output of stack health monitor: A system for estimating parameters of a fuel cell stack. The system includes a stack health monitor for monitoring minimum cell voltage, stack voltage and current density of the fuel cell stack. The stack health monitor also indicates when a predetermined minimum cell voltage threshold level has been achieved. The... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120019255 - Stack-powered fuel cell monitoring device with prioritized arbitration: A system that monitors fuel cells in a fuel cell group. The system includes a plurality of voltage sensors coupled to the fuel cells in the fuel cell group, where each sensor monitors a different voltage of the fuel cells and where lower priority voltage sensors monitor higher voltages and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120019256 - Method and apparatus for checking insulation of pouch electric cell and probe for the same: To check insulation of a pouch electric cell, probes are contacted to an electrode of a pouch electric cell and an aluminum layer of a pouch of the pouch electric cell, respectively, and then an electric characteristic value between the probes is measured. The probe contacted with the aluminum layer... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120019257 - Apparatus and method for measuring ion beam current: Techniques for ion beam current measurement, especially for measuring low energy ion beam current, are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as an ion beam current measurement apparatus has at least a planar Faraday cup and a magnet device. The planar Faraday cup is close to... Agent: Advanced Ion Beam Technology, Inc.

20120019258 - Electrochemical sensor and method for the production thereof: An electrochemical sensor allows even extremely small quantities or concentrations of a target chemical substance to be detected or quantified with a high precision in a particularly reliable manner. The novel sensor has a detector zone formed by nanoparticles which are embedded in a matrix and have a higher electric... Agent: Nanoscale Systems Naoss Gmbh

20120019259 - Continuity testing device: A continuity testing device is provided which can reliably detect incomplete-fitting of the retainer of the connector. The continuity testing device includes a connector guide block into which the connector is inserted in a transverse direction and which is fixed above an opening formed on a cover plate of a... Agent: Yazaki Corporation

20120019260 - Multipolar lead evaluation device: A multipolar lead evaluation device may be configured to easily permit electrical contact to be made between a pacing system analyzer and the terminal pin and each of the terminal contacts of an implantable lead without damaging the implantable lead. Alligator clips may be used to secure electrical conductors from... Agent:

20120019261 - Calibration of conductivity measurement system: A system and method for calibrating a digital conductivity and temperature measuring system. A connector is interposed between a sensor and transmitter of the digital conductivity and temperature measuring system. A calibrator, which may have selectable resistors with known values, is also attached to the connector. The sensor measures a... Agent: Mettler-toledo Thornton, Inc.

20120019262 - Time difference measurement apparatus: A time difference measurement apparatus for measuring a time difference between transmission delay times of signals transmitted on two signal lines, includes: a selector for outputting one of the signals transmitted on the signal lines in accordance with a selection signal; a switch for outputting the selection signal in accordance... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120019263 - Precision measurement of capacitor mismatch: Circuitry and methods for measuring capacitive mismatch with improved precision. The capacitors under measurement are connected in series in a voltage divider, with the node common to both capacitors connected to the gate of a source follower transistor. In one disclosed embodiment of the invention, a ramped voltage is applied... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20120019264 - Multi purpose capacitive sensor: A multi purpose capacitive sensor which is suitable for indicating close proximity of a person to a surface along a large-size truck as well as along a medium-size painting. A voltage measuring device is provided with a signal ground connected to a first pole of an oscillating voltage source that... Agent:

20120019265 - Capacitive touch panel: Changes of the stray capacitances of a large number of sensing electrodes can be detected simultaneously. Further, even if a stray capacitance changes slightly, an input operation to a sensing electrode can be detected based on elapsed time until the electric potential of the sensing electrode becomes the same as... Agent: Smk Corporation

20120019266 - Capacitive touch panel: A capacitive touch panel can select a way of voltage control with a high degree of detection accuracy according to operating environment. In response to approach of an input unit, the stray capacitance of the sensing electrode the input unit approached increases. Accordingly, charge and discharge of the stray capacitances... Agent: Smk Corporation

20120019268 - Capacitance sensor layout scheme for linearity improvement: A capacitive touchpad includes a plurality of parallel traces configured in a capacitance sensor layout scheme such that the maximum sensor gap is smaller than the sensor pitch to improve the sensor response linearity of the capacitive touchpad.... Agent: Elan Microelectronics Corporation

20120019267 - High frequency detection device and coaxial cable including the same: The present invention provides a high frequency detection device that detects a high frequency voltage signal according to a high frequency voltage generated in a power transmission body. The high frequency detection device includes a substrate and a capacitance conductor fixed to the substrate. The capacitance conductor includes a penetration... Agent: Daihen Corporation

20120019269 - Motion sensing device and electronic device using the same: A motion sensing device includes a housing defining a chamber that includes a number of sidewalls. A number of movable members are connected to the sidewalls and able to move toward the sidewalls. Each movable member includes a number of conductive grooves opposing the sidewalls and having a resistance layer.... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd .

20120019270 - Microfabricated pipette and method of manufacture: A pipette suitable for carrying out patch clamp techniques for characterizing the physiology of living cells is constructed using microfabrication techniques applied to silicon wafers. The pipette includes a body portion configured for mounting in a micromanipulator and a patch tip having a patch aperture. An internal passage through the... Agent:

20120019271 - Device for detecting physical state variables of a medium: In the case of a device for detecting physical state variables of a medium, such as pressure or temperature, for example, of a liquid, comprising at least one measuring sensor, which is connected to at least one electrical conductor so as to transmit signals, wherein at least one section of... Agent: Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co.

20120019272 - Pin card and test apparatus using the same: A DUT is connected to an I/O terminal. An AC test unit performs an AC test operation for the DUT. A DC test unit performs a DC test operation for the DUT. An optical semiconductor switch is arranged such that a first terminal thereof is connected to the AC test... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20120019274 - Electronic apparatus having ic temperature control: The use of a power sink function in IC testing results in a simple and rapid method for testing ICs, and assembled modules, at elevated temperature profiles without the use of environmental ovens. Testing IC devices at elevated temperatures may be useful for ‘burn-in’, for ‘hot sort’ performance testing that... Agent:

20120019273 - No pin test mode: This application provides apparatus and methods for initiating tests in an interface circuit without using inputs of the interface circuit dedicated to initiating the tests. In an example, a test mode interface circuit can include a voltage comparator configured compare a first voltage to a second voltage, a ripple counter... Agent:

20120019275 - Contact -connection unit for a test apparatus for testing printed circuit boards: The invention relates to a contacting unit for a test apparatus for testing printed circuit boards. The contacting unit comprises a full grid cassette and an adapter. The full grid cassette is provided with a plurality of spring contact pins arranged in the grid of contact points of a basic... Agent:

20120019276 - Operation control structure for a continuity test device: There is provided an operation control structure for a continuity test device for performing lock of a connector and actuation of a continuity test part timely, low cost, easily, and surely including a connector attachment part 3, a continuity test part 4 having a probe pin 12, a first cylinder... Agent: Yazaki Corporation

20120019277 - Spring wire rod, contact probe, and probe unit: A spring wire rod includes a wire core that is made of a conductive material having an electrical resistivity of equal to or lower than 5.00×10−8 Ω•m, and a coating member 3 that is made of a spring material having a longitudinal elastic modulus of equal to or higher than... Agent: Nhk Spring Co., Ltd.

20120019278 - Testing card and testing system for usb port: A testing card for a USB port includes first USB contacting pins, a second USB contacting pin, a transmitting circuits, a voltage converting circuit, and a testing portion. The first USB contacting pins are connected to the USB port to receive a number of USB signals. The second USB contacting... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120019279 - Method and pattern carrier for optimizing inspection recipe of defect inspection tool: A method for optimizing an inspection recipe of a defect inspection tool is described. A substrate having thereon intentional defects and locating patterns beside the intentional defects is provided. The defect inspection tool is used to detect the intentional defects with an inspection recipe and obtain the distribution of undetected... Agent: United Microelectronics Corp.

20120019280 - 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

20120019281 - System, apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for electric motor testing and analysis: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer program products (i.e., software) for electric motor testing and analysis. Electric motor winding resistance and motor temperature are measured. The resistance measurement is normalized to a common temperature and electronically displayed in a resistance versus time graph including one or more previously normalized resistance values... Agent:

01/19/2012 > 37 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120013324 - Electrostatically regulated atomic scale electroconductivity device: An atomic scale electroconductivity device with electrostatic regulation includes a perturbing species having a localized electronic charge. A sensing species having an electronic conductivity is placed in proximity to the perturbing species at a distance sufficient to induce a change in the electronic conductivity associated with the localized electronic charge.... Agent:

20120013325 - Method for determining a needling closing in a piezoinjector: In a method for determining a needle closing of a valve needle that is driven by a piezoactuator, a signal of a voltage present at the piezoactuator is measured and the needle closing is detected from a curve of the signal.... Agent:

20120013326 - Needle head: The present idea refers to a needle head, its use in a probe arrangement, and a method for electrically contacting multiple electronic components. The needle head comprises a body with a lower surface, needle electrodes emerging from the lower surface, and multiple outlets arranged in the lower surface. A channel... Agent:

20120013328 - Dual wire dynamic proximity transducer interface for use in proximity transducer system and proximity transducer system including the same: A proximity transducer system including an eddy current effect proximity probe, a proximity electronics module coupled to the probe, a monitoring system and a two-wire, current interface connecting the proximity electronics module to the monitoring system is disclosed. The proximity transducer system is operative for measuring position and vibration of... Agent: Metrix Instrument Co., Lp

20120013327 - Two-terminal linear sensor: A magnetic field sensor includes a linear magnetic field sensor to produce a voltage proportional to a sensed magnetic field and an interface having only two terminals for external connections. The two terminals of the interface include a power supply terminal and a ground terminal. The interface includes a voltage-controlled... Agent: Allegro Microsystems, Inc.

20120013329 - Rotation sensor device for wheel: A rotation sensor device for a wheel including a core metal member configured to attach to an outer member of a wheel bearing device and having a containment recess protruding in a direction of a pulser ring provided on an inner member. The rotation sensor device further includes a sensing... Agent: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.

20120013330 - Conduit sensor device with magnetic shunt and process for modifying a magnetic field: A conduit sensor device includes first and second pairs of permanent magnets. First and second rotor shunts include first and second rotatable magnets and interposed between the first and second pairs of permanent magnets, respectively. A shunt shaft includes a first helical worm gear and a second helical worm gear... Agent: Invodane Engineering Ltd

20120013332 - Magnetic detection device: A magnetic detection device of the present invention includes at least one pair of first magnetosensitive bodies each comprising a soft magnetic material extending in a first axis direction and being sensitive to an external magnetic field oriented in the first axis direction; and a magnetic field direction changer comprising... Agent: Aichi Steel Corporation

20120013333 - Magnetic field sensors and methods for fabricating the magnetic field sensors: Magnetic field sensors and associated methods of manufacturing the magnetic field sensors include molded structures to encapsulate a magnetic field sensing element and an associated die attach pad of a lead frame and to also encapsulate or form a magnet or a flux concentrator.... Agent: Allegro Microsystems, Inc.

20120013331 - Method for producing a current metering device: A method for producing a current metering device with current conductor optionally made of aluminum or aluminum alloy, which has a middle section in the form of a bar and two end sections with flattened areas, and is bent between one end section at a time and the middle section,... Agent: Vacuumschmelze Gmbh & Co. Kg

20120013334 - Material property estimation using inverse interpolation: Magnetic field sensor probes are disclosed which comprise primary or drive windings having a plurality of current carrying segments. The relative magnitude and direction of current in each segment are adjusted so that the resulting interrogating magnetic field follows a desired spatial distribution. By changing the current in each segment,... Agent: Jentek Sensors, Inc.

20120013335 - Method of adjusting properties of drilling fluids and apparatus for use in such methods: The present invention provides a method of determining a physiochemical property of a drilling fluid at a drilling site during a drilling phase, said method comprising detecting a nuclear magnetic resonance signal from out-of-hole drilling fluid at said site and calculating therefrom a value indicative of said property.... Agent: Statoil Asa

20120013336 - Magnetic resonance imaging with improved imaging contrast: A method of magnetic resonance imaging of an object comprises the steps of arranging the object in a stationary magnetic field, subjecting the object to an excitation and encoding sequence of magnetic field gradients resulting in k-space sampling in two segments along the phase encoding direction, wherein the encoding sequence... Agent: Max-planck-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Wissenschaften E.v.

20120013337 - Sar hotspot reduction by temporal averaging in parallel transmission mri: A magnetic resonance sequence includes a repetitively applied radiofrequency B1 pulse capable of causing a specific absorption rate (SAR) hot spot. The composition of the repetitive B1 pulse is varied to generate versions of the repetitive B1 pulse such that the SAR hot spot changes locations with subsequent applications of... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120013338 - Magnetised structure inducing a homogeneous field, in the centre thereof, with a pre-determined orientation: A magnetized structure that induces in a central area of interest a homogeneous magnetic field of predetermined orientation relative to a longitudinal axis (z) of the structure comprises at least two magnetized rings (110, 120) disposed symmetrically relative to a plane (P) that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis (z)... Agent:

20120013339 - Electromagnetic orientation system for deep wells: An electromagnetic method and apparatus for determining the azimuthal orientation of a drill bit instrumentation sub (70), with respect to a borehole bottom drilling assembly (150) includes an electromagnet (152) fastened to the drilling assembly to produce an auxiliary alternating electromagnetic field (162) having an axis (163) that is perpendicular... Agent:

20120013340 - Battery module: Disclosed is a battery module including a plurality of battery groups being connected in series and each comprising a plurality of battery cells connected in parallel, wherein: a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal are provided; the battery groups are connected to each other by a plurality of... Agent:

20120013341 - Method and apparatus for electrically cycling a battery cell to simulate an internal short: A test apparatus and corresponding method for simulating an internal cell short and initiating thermal runaway in a battery cell is disclosed whereby the cell is internally heated through rapid charge and discharge cycles at high currents. The magnitude of the selected current may be modulated to simulate a cell... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

20120013342 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device with a built-in battery whose residual amount of the electrical energy can be detected accurately. The semiconductor device has a battery, a demodulation circuit, a control circuit which generates a signal having information about the residual amount of the electrical energy stored in the battery, and a... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20120013344 - Device for diagnosing measurement objects using a measurement voltage: A device for diagnosing measurement objects using a measurement voltage comprises a housing, in which at least one electric measurement circuit is arranged for carrying out the diagnosis. To this end, the device is designed for the simultaneous diagnosis of a plurality of measurement objects using the same measurement voltage... Agent: B2 Electronic Gmbh

20120013343 - Receiving apparatus, test apparatus, receiving method, and test method: A receiving apparatus that acquires a reception signal using a recovered clock that is recovered from an edge of the reception signal. The receiving apparatus comprises a recovered clock generating section that generates the recovered clock; a multi-strobe generating section that generates a plurality of strobes having different phases from... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20120013345 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for connection fault self-monitoring with dc bias current: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems, methods, and apparatus for providing connection fault self-monitoring with DC bias current. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for obtaining measurements and detecting connectivity faults associated with a voltage mode sensor. The method can include coupling... Agent: General Electric Company

20120013346 - Signal test device for motherboards: A signal test device tests signal transmission performance of a DDR bus of a motherboard of a computer includes a connector, a checking module, and a number of signal collection units. The connector includes a number of connection pins. The checking module is electronically connected to the motherboard of the... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd

20120013347 - Capacitor monitoring systems and methods of metering and monitoring capacitor bank: The present invention relates to a capacitor bank monitoring system for monitoring the status of a capacitor bank in a power distribution system. The capacitor bank monitoring system includes a current transformer, a metering connection, and a housing for an electric utility meter. The current transformer is in electrical communication... Agent: The Southern Company

20120013348 - Test fixture for testing semiconductor die with its loading member maintained flat throughout the test: A test fixture for testing a semiconductor die with its loading member maintained flat throughout the test is disclosed. The test fixture includes a loading member and a frame. The loading member includes a base film having a melting point higher than a thermal equilibrium temperature thereof, wherein the thermal... Agent: Chroma Ate Inc.

20120013349 - Method of measuring characteristics of a semiconductor element and method of manufacturing a semiconductor device: A measurement terminal is arranged at an edge of a semiconductor wafer to be apart from a gate electrode and a source electrode formed in a surface portion on one side in a thickness direction of a semiconductor wafer so that an electrode contact portion is in contact with a... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120013350 - Apparatus for imitating thermal conductivity and electrical resistance of diamonds and their substitutes: The invention relates to devices which exhibit some physical properties, namely thermal conductivity and electrical resistance of diamonds and their popular imitations, and method for manufacturing and usage of such device. These physical properties of gems are usually used by commercial gem testers for the purpose of distinguishing true diamonds... Agent:

20120013351 - Method for converting a sensor capacitance under parasitic capacitance conditions and a capacitance-to-voltage converter circuit: A method for converting a sensor capacitance under parasitic capacitance conditions and a capacitance-to-voltage (CV) converter circuit for converting a sensor capacitance under parasitic capacitance conditions are provided. The method comprises the step of using a two stage operational amplifier (op-amp) in non-unity-gain configuration, wherein the two stage op-amp is... Agent: Agency For Science, Technology And Research

20120013352 - Multipoint voltage and current probe system: A metrology system monitors radio frequency (RF) power at a plurality of locations in a circuit. The system includes a plurality of RF sensors that generate respective analog signals based on electrical properties of the RF power, a multiplexing module that generates an output signal based on the analog signals,... Agent: Mks Instruments, Inc.

20120013353 - Method and system for impedance measurement in an integrated circuit: A method for determining a power supply impedance profile (|Z(f)|) at a predetermined load location within an electronic system. A repetitive activity (such as a modulated clock tree signal) is applied in the load location, and the local power supply voltage (U(t)) caused by this repetitive activity is measured. Rather... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120013354 - Concentric coplanar capacitive sensor for nondestructive evaluation: A concentric coplanar capacitive sensor includes a charged central disc forming a first electrode, an outer annular ring coplanar with and outer to the charged central disc, the outer annular ring forming a second electrode, and a gap between the charged central disc and the outer annular ring. The first... Agent: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.

20120013355 - Compound sensor: A compound sensor includes a first unit including first and second oscillators symmetrically disposed to each other and being able to be displaced in a driving direction and a detecting direction; a second unit including third and fourth oscillators symmetrically disposed to each other and being able to be displaced... Agent:

20120013357 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device comprises a burn-in test circuit configured to receive a flag signal for a burn-in test, generate a toggled output enable signal, and drive a first input/output line to toggle a signal on the first input/output line, and a switching device connected between a bit line and a... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.

20120013356 - Method and system for performing self-tests in an electronic system: A method and system for performing a self-test of power supply quality for an integrated circuit chip within an electronic system. The electronic system is subjected to a well-defined repetitive activity, such as by using an amplitude modulated system clock tree. With the repetitive activity causing current consumption within the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120013358 - Probing apparatus for integrated circuit testing: A probing apparatus for integrated circuit testing at least includes a substrate, a probe body and a bypass capacitor. The substrate is fixed in an external conductor after an internal conductor is filled with an insulating material. One end of the substrate has a section, so that both the internal... Agent:

20120013359 - Method and system for wafer level testing of semiconductor chips: A system and method for wafer level testing of semiconductor chips are provided. In one embodiment, the system comprises a plurality of semiconductor chips disposed in a wafer, each semiconductor chip having at least one port for receiving test data and at least one connection disposed in a kerf region... Agent:

20120013360 - Method of repairing probe card and probe board using the same: There are provided a method of repairing a probe card and a repaired probe board. The method of repairing a probe card includes: in a board body composed of a sintered ceramic having first and second pillar surfaces disposed at a position opposed to each other, preparing the board body... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

01/12/2012 > 51 patent applications in 43 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120007579 - Embedded wireless corrosion sensor: A corrosion sensor is disclosed. The corrosion sensor has a retainer and a microcontroller retained by the retainer. A length of antenna wire arranged in a wound configuration is retained by the retainer and connected to the microcontroller. A corrosion sensitive element is conductively connected to the microcontroller. The microcontroller... Agent:

20120007580 - High frequency power detector circuit and radio communication device: A first envelope detector circuit and a second envelope detector circuit are the same in circuit configuration, where the former detects an input high frequency signal, and the latter generates a reference voltage for power level detection. A detector detects an output voltage of a selector configured to select an... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120007582 - Medication delivery device: The medication delivery device is designed to receive a replaceable medication container and to determine an adjusted medication dose AD for each medication container received if the amount of medication contained in the medication container is not a multiple of a prescribed dose D. The adjusted medication dose is the... Agent:

20120007581 - Oscillator: An oscillator includes a reference voltage generator configured to generate a reference voltage varying according a change in temperature and an external voltage, a first comparison voltage generator configured to output a first comparison voltage to a first node in response to the reference voltage, a second comparison voltage generator... Agent:

20120007583 - Method and device for frequency response measurement: A method is provided for measuring a frequency response of an object, the method involving: generating an excitation signal having relatively fast changing frequency, defined by a time-domain function; generating at least one reference signal, having a waveform corresponding to the excitation signal; introducing the excitation signal into the object,... Agent: Tallinn University Of Technology

20120007584 - Fiber current sensor with reduced temperature sensitivity: A sensor head assembly is provided, comprising a quarter wave device having shape-induced-birefringence and a sensing coil coupled to the quarter wave device and operable to wind around a current conductor. The quarter wave device converts linearly polarized light from a polarization maintaining fiber to circularly polarized light.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20120007585 - Sensor for detecting high frequency signals: A sensor that senses incident RF signals is provided. The sensor is capable of sensing signals in the Gigahertz (GHz) and Terahertz (THz) range. The sensor may utilize one or more cantilevers, an interferometer, or may be formed in a box-type configuration.... Agent:

20120007586 - Surfaces with embedded sensing and actuation networks using complementary-metal-oxide-semiconductor (cmos) sensing chips: A device and method for area sensing and actuation comprises highly scalable sensing and actuation network that can control a high density of sensing and actuation elements over a physical area. The device comprises a matrix of CMOS sensing chips that each comprise a plurality of sensing electrodes arranged in... Agent: Indian Institute Of Science

20120007587 - Device for testing serial attached small computer system interface signal: A signal testing device includes an oscillograph having a plurality of first connection ports, and a signal transmitting cable. The signal transmitting cable includes a plurality of second connection ports, a plurality of coaxial cables and a SAS connector configured for connecting to a mother board. One end of each... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120007588 - Clamp meter for measuring voltage and current simultaneously and method for the same: A clamp meter for measuring voltage and current simultaneously includes a microcontroller unit, a current-side analog-digital converter unit electrically connected to the microcontroller unit and a current-measuring unit, a voltage-side analog-digital converter unit electrically connected to the microcontroller unit and a voltage-measuring unit. By providing dedicated analog-digital converter unit to... Agent: Brymen Technology Corporation.

20120007590 - Systems and methods for performing vibration analysis using a variable-reluctance sensor: A balanced bridge variable-reluctance sensor with no internal circuit components, springs, or dielectric for performing vibration analysis in high-vibration, high-temperature, and other extreme environments. The present invention includes a variable-reluctance sensor in a vibration-sensing capacity. The present invention has inherently high reliability due to its simplicity. The sensor is solidly... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20120007591 - Inductive position sensor: A detector to measure the displacement of relatively moveable bodies along an axis comprising: a resonant electrical intermediate device further comprising an inductor, whose width varies along the displacement axis, and a capacitor in electrical series which co-operates with an antenna comprising transmit and receive windings whose mutual inductance varies... Agent:

20120007589 - Position detecting apparatus: The present invention provides a single component implementing highly precise pulse detection for rotational or liner position detecting apparatuses for jog dials and mechanical products. Focusing on the fact that the phase difference between the magnetic fields in circumferential and radial directions generated by a magnetized ring is precisely 90... Agent: Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation

20120007593 - Magnetic sensor package: In a magnetic chip package including a metal thin film, which is constituted of a metal material containing a magnetic body and is disposed on a surface of a plastic substrate opposite to the side a sensor chip is fixed, a demagnetizing field is generated in the metal thin film... Agent: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

20120007592 - Rotation position sensor: A rotational position sensor includes a rotor substrate and a stator substrate placed to face each other to detect rotational displacement of the rotor substrate. The rotor substrate is formed with an excitation coil in a meandering pattern on an outer circumferential side and a rotor-side rotary transformer on an... Agent: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120007594 - Low row steam generator inspection probe: An inspection assembly for insertion inspection of an elongate hollow member. The inspection assembly includes a probe head including at least one sensor for sensing a characteristic of the elongate hollow member as the probe head is moved internally within the elongate hollow member. The assembly includes a flexible shaft... Agent: General Electric Company

20120007595 - 2d coil and a method of obtaining ec response of 3d coils using the 2d coil configuration: The invention herein disclosed provides a 2D coil and a method of using the 2D wound EC sensor for reproducing the Eddy Current Testing (ECT) response of a prior art 3D orthogonal sensor. The 3D orthogonal sensor is conventionally wound onto a 3D core, with at least some of the... Agent: Olympus Ndt Inc.

20120007596 - Eddy current flaw detection probe: An insertion type eddy current flaw detection probe that is capable of more accurately detecting flaws in magnetic tubes is provided. A method for inspecting magnetic tubes for flaws with high accuracy is also provided. A eddy current flaw detection probe comprises a cylindrical yoke (1), a plurality of detection... Agent:

20120007597 - Micromachined offset reduction structures for magnetic field sensing: A micromachined magnetic field sensor integrated with electronics is disclosed. The magnetic field sensors utilize Hall-effect sensing mechanisms to achieve 3-axis sensing. A Z axis sensor can be fabricated either on a device layer or on a conventional IC substrate with the design of conventional horizontal Hall plates. An X... Agent: Invensense, Inc.

20120007598 - Micromachined magnetic field sensors: A micromachined magnetic field sensor integrated with electronics is disclosed. The magnetic field sensors utilize Hall-effect sensing mechanisms to achieve 3-axis sensing. A Z axis sensor can be fabricated either on a device layer or on a conventional IC substrate with the design of conventional horizontal Hall plates. An X... Agent: Invensense, Inc.

20120007599 - Upper stack for a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer apparatus and associated method of operating a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer apparatus: An upper stack for a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer apparatus includes a cryostat having one or more chambers for holding samples in a frozen state. A sample loading tube that also allows He delivery extends to the cryostat, and a sample changer mechanism is disposable at least in part proximate... Agent: The University Of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc

20120007600 - Accelerated b1 mapping: A method comprises: performing a number of B i field mapping sequences (24) using a set of radio frequency transmit coils (11) to acquire a B1 field mapping data set wherein said number is less than a number of radio frequency transmit coils in the set of radio frequency transmit... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120007601 - Inductor assembly for a magnetic resonance imaging system: An inductor assembly includes an electrical conductor having a first end and an opposite second end, and a plurality of turns, each turn having a first lobe and a second lobe, the electrical conductor being formed into a lemniscate shape. A Radio Frequency (RF) coil including the lemniscate shaped inductor... Agent: General Electric Company

20120007602 - Lighting tester: A combination lighting tester tool. The combination lighting tester tool includes at least three independent testing tools for identifying and diagnosing a problem in a lighting system. For example, the tester includes a lamp testing function in which a high voltage test signal is generated and transmitted using an antenna.... Agent:

20120007603 - Circuits and methods for cell number detection: A circuit used for determining a cell number of several battery cells. The circuit includes a detection block and a controller, and operates in a first detection mode and a second detection mode. The detection block is coupled to each of the battery cells. In the first detection mode, the... Agent:

20120007604 - Trl calibration method for a microwave package and a set of standard packages: A method of calibrating a test platform for microwave packages is provided. According to the invention, the conventional Thru, Reflect and Line standard patterns are replaced by microwave standard packages fulfilling similar functions, the test platform being adapted accordingly. The use of standard packages makes it possible to retain the... Agent: Thales

20120007605 - High frequency measurement system: The invention concerns a high frequency non-linear measurement system for analysing the behaviour of a high frequency device, for example a device for use in a high power, high frequency amplifier, such as an amplifier for use in a mobile telephone network or other telecommunications-related base-station. An embodiment of the... Agent:

20120007606 - System and method for providing scanning polarized reference sources: A method of determining an angular orientation of a sensor relative to a source including the steps of amplitude modulating at least two synchronized polarized Radio Frequency (RF) carrier signals with a predetermined relationship between their amplitude modulation of their electric field components and their polarization states to provide a... Agent:

20120007607 - Sensing system and method: A sensing system comprises a material having a matrix structure in which a plurality of sensing elements are embedded, the sensing elements having electron distribution and/or transport properties that change in response to a change in a physical or chemical property of the material. The sensing system further comprises a... Agent: Cambridge Enterprise Limited

20120007608 - Array element circuit and active matrix device: An active-matrix device is provided which includes a plurality of array element circuits arranged in rows and columns; a plurality of source addressing lines each shared between the array element circuits in corresponding same columns; a plurality of gate addressing lines each shared between the array element circuits in corresponding... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20120007611 - Method and device for correcting position error: A method and the device for position detection are disclosed. The device comprises a plurality of strips intersecting each other to form a plurality of intersecting regions. A pair of depressed strips intersecting on an intersecting region contact to each other on a contact point to form a depressed intersecting... Agent: Egalax_empia Technology Inc.

20120007610 - Method and device for determining impedance of depression: A method and the device for position detection are disclosed. The device comprises a plurality of strips intersecting each other to form a plurality of intersecting regions. A pair of depressed strips intersecting on an intersecting region contact to each other on a contact point to form a depressed intersecting... Agent: Egalax_empia Technology Inc.

20120007609 - Method and device for position detection: A method and the device for position detection are disclosed. The device comprises a plurality of strips intersecting each other to form a plurality of intersecting regions. A pair of depressed strips intersecting on an intersecting region contact to each other to form a depressed intersecting region. According to the... Agent: Egalax_empia Technology Inc.

20120007612 - Method and device for position detection: A device comprises a plurality of strips intersecting each other to form a plurality of intersecting regions. A pair of strips intersecting on an intersecting region contact to each other on a contact point to form a depressed intersecting region. The erroneously determined intersecting regions can be detected by comparing... Agent: Egalax_empia Technology Inc.

20120007613 - Current sensing on a mosfet: A device having a switch with a voltage applied across the switch. A current sensing circuit is connected to one terminal of the switch. The current sensing circuit receives power independently of the voltage applied across the switch. The power supply shares the other terminal of the switch with the... Agent:

20120007614 - Method and device for position detection with palm rejection: The method and the device for position detection with palm rejection are disclosed. The invention provides a sensor and a controller for controlling the sensor. The sensor includes a plurality of strips. The controller execute a first kind of position detection and a second kind of position detection on the... Agent: Egalax_empia Technology Inc.

20120007615 - Analysis of a dielectric medium: A method of dealing with the electrode polarization error when analyzing a dielectric test medium is achieved by firstly applying an excitation current to the test medium at a test frequency, by means of a first electric couple (23, 24) comprising excitation electrodes (23, 24). Next the voltage across the... Agent: Aber Instruments Limited

20120007616 - Method and device for determining impedance of depression: A method and the device for position detection are disclosed. The device comprises a plurality of strips intersecting each other to form a plurality of intersecting regions. A pair of depressed strips intersecting on an intersecting region contact to each other on a contact point to form a depressed intersecting... Agent: Egalax_empia Technology Inc.

20120007617 - Downhole corrosion monitoring: Apparatus and methods for measuring an effect of corrosion with a corrosion sensor. The apparatus includes at least a portion of a metal material configured to be disposed within a borehole and exposed to a fluid. The apparatus includes a sensor configured to measure an effect of corrosion of the... Agent:

20120007618 - Method and device for position detection with palm rejection: A method and the device for palm ignoring disclosed. The device comprises a plurality of strips intersecting each other to form a plurality of intersecting regions. A pair of strips intersecting on an intersecting region contact to each other on a contact point to form a depressed intersecting region. The... Agent: Egalax_empia Technology Inc.

20120007619 - Multi-functional precious stone testing apparatus and method thereof: A multi-functional precious stone testing apparatus includes a portable housing, a testing unit, and an indication unit. The portable housing includes a hand-held casing and a probe casing extended from a front end of the hand-held casing. The testing unit includes a conductive probe having a testing end portion extended... Agent:

20120007620 - Grounding assembly with insulated conductor: An electrical grounding device can have a grounding plate and an insulated connecting wire. Having an insulated connecting wire reduces or prevents corrosion of the connecting wire by the surrounding underground soil. A grounding assembly is also provided and can have such a grounding device. The grounding assembly can include... Agent:

20120007623 - Spray cooling thermal management system and method for semiconductor probing, diagnostics, and failure analysis: A micro-spray cooling system beneficial for use in testers of electrically stimulated integrated circuit chips is disclosed. The system includes micro-spray heads disposed about a probe head. The spray heads and probe head are disposed in a sealed manner inside a spray chamber that, during operation, is urged in a... Agent: Dcg Systems, Inc.

20120007624 - Semiconductor system and device for identifying stacked chips and method thereof: A semiconductor system for identifying stacked chips includes a first semiconductor chip and a plurality of second semiconductor chips. The first semiconductor chip generates a plurality of counter codes by using an internal clock or an external input clock and transmits slave address signals and the counter codes through a... Agent:

20120007621 - Circuit interrupter device with self-test function: A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) device with self-test function includes: hot and neutral conducting circuits; an fault detection circuit responsive to a fault in the hot and neutral conducting circuits to generate a fault detection signal; a signal driving circuit responsive to the fault detection signal to generate a... Agent: Shanghai Ele Manufacturing Corp.

20120007622 - Ip core design supporting user-added scan register option: An integrated circuit carries an intellectual property core. The intellectual property core includes a test access port 39 with test data input leads 15, test data output leads 13, control leads 17 and an external register present, ERP lead 37. A scan register 25 encompasses the intellectual property core and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20120007625 - Test socket for testing electrical characteristics of a memory module: A test socket may include a socket frame, a plate, a socket pin and a link. The socket frame may have a slot configured to accept an object. The plate may be free to move in the slot along an inserting direction of the object to support a lower surface... Agent:

20120007627 - Probe head of probe card and manufacturing method of composite board of probe head: A probe head of vertical probe card and a manufacturing method of a composite board thereof are provided. The probe head includes guide plate, composite board, and probe pin. The composite board includes first board layer and second board layer which are laminated together by joining operation. The composite board... Agent:

20120007626 - Testing techniques for through-device vias: Techniques for testing an electronic device with through-device vias can include using a probe card assembly with probes for contacting connection structures of the electronic device including ends of through-device vias of the electronic device. A pair of the probes can be electrically connected in the probe card assembly and... Agent: Formfactor, Inc.

20120007628 - Method for checking alignment accuracy of a thin film transistor: A method for checking alignment accuracy of a thin film transistor includes providing a substrate, forming a first conductive layer on the substrate, performing a first patterning process to form a gate electrode of a thin film transistor and a first terminal and a second terminal of a testing device,... Agent:

20120007629 - Method for detecting a short-circuit, and power supply module implementing said method: The present invention relates to a power supply module (100) for an electrical device (10), in particular using direct current, the power supply module (100) including a capacitor-input filter (120) arranged in parallel on the electrical device (10). The power supply module (100) comprises a means (130, 200) for detecting... Agent:

01/05/2012 > 39 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120001614 - Ultra low-power cmos based bio-sensor circuit: An apparatus configured to identify a material having an electric charge, the apparatus having: an inverting gain amplifier including a first field-effect transistor (FET) coupled to a second FET; wherein a gate of the first FET is configured to sense the electric charge and an output of the amplifier provides... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120001615 - Array column integrator: The described embodiments may provide a chemical detection circuit with an improved signal-to-noise ration. The chemical detection circuit may include a current source, a chemical detection pixel, an amplifier and a capacitor. The chemical detection pixel may comprise a chemical-sensitive transistor that may have a first and second terminals and... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation

20120001616 - Column adc: The described embodiments may provide a chemical detection circuit. The chemical detection circuit may comprise a column of chemically-sensitive pixels. Each chemically-sensitive pixel may comprise a chemically-sensitive transistor, and a row selection device. The chemical detection circuit may further comprise a column interface circuit coupled to the column of chemically-sensitive... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation

20120001617 - Apparatus for calibrated non-invasive measurement of electrical current: A system for accurate measurement and monitoring of AC or DC electrical current flowing through electrical conductors includes one or more current sensors, a receiver, and one or more calibration signal generators (“CSG's”) that can be plugged into outlets or otherwise coupled to the conductors so as to add automated,... Agent:

20120001618 - System for monitoring capacitor cells: A system for monitoring a plurality of capacitor cells connected in series in a capacitor module which are used as electrical energy stores in an energy storage device and which can be charged in same by a charge current flowing through all the capacitor cells or discharged by a discharge... Agent: Flextronics International Kft.

20120001619 - Hard particle concentration detecting method, particle concentration detecting method, and device therefor: Magnetic and counterpart members 12 and 11 are immersed in a liquid which may include hard particles. At least one of the members 12 and 11 is moved while pressed to the other member. The magnetic member 12 is worn by hard particles in the liquid to produce magnetic particles... Agent: Ihi Corporation

20120001621 - Method of determining distance to a ferrous material: In one aspect of the present invention a method of determining a distance to a ferrous material comprises providing a plurality of magnetometers spaced at varying distances from a ferrous material, detecting a ferrous material with each of the plurality of magnetometers individually, establishing one of the plurality of magnetometers... Agent:

20120001620 - Magnetic angle sensor: A magnetic angle sensor comprises a semiconductor chip, at least two magnetic field concentrators of planar shape which are arranged on a surface of the semiconductor chip, and four Hall sensors. Each Hall sensor is assigned to one of the magnetic field concentrators and comprises a Hall element or a... Agent: Melexis Tessenderlo Nv

20120001622 - Magnetorestrictive position sensor according to the propagation time principle having a magnetorestrictive detector unit for mechanical-elastic density waves: Instead of tapping a mechano-elastic desnity wave (MEDW) from a wave conductor or a Villary band through a detector coil, a changing field strength H is captured by a XMR sensor which is positioned on a wave conductor or proximal to the wave conductor or on a Villary band or... Agent:

20120001623 - Sensor with laser welded cover: In order to configure a housing of a sensor, in particular of an angle sensor, long term leak tight in the best way possible a cover is not glued into the pot shaped housing or screwed in and sealed, but welded in the housing through a laser. In spite of... Agent: Asm Automation Sensorik Messtechnik Gmbh

20120001624 - Method and apparatus for measuring the thickness of a metal layer provided on a metal object: A method and an apparatus for measuring the thickness of a metal layer. The metal layer has a resistivity (ρ1) that differs from the resistivity (ρ2) of the metal object. The apparatus includes a first device arranged to generate a magnetic field in close vicinity of the metal layer, and... Agent:

20120001625 - Ultrasensitive magnetic sensor based on giant faraday rotation: A high-resolution sensor of magnetic field sensor system and materials for use in such a system are described. The sensor systems measure a magnetic field using inorganic and/or organic magneto-optically active materials, e.g. polymer material and have an interferometer based on Faraday rotation. The polymer material is preferably in the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120001626 - Magnetic impedance element and magnetic sensor using the same: In order to provide a magnetic impedance element capable of achieving a large magnetic impedance effect at room temperature or higher, the magnetic impedance element includes a ceramic body represented by the chemical formula Sr2-xBaxFeyMozO6 (0.8≦x≦2.0, y+z=2), and at least two electrode terminals are provided on the ceramic body.... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20120001627 - Surface-mountable magnetic field sensor having a semiconductor chip and method for producing a circuit board having a magnetic field sensor: A surface-mountable magnetic field sensor (1) with a semiconductor chip (4), a magnetic field measuring device (30), and in a method for producing and populating a circuit board (24) having a magnetic field sensor (1), the magnetic field sensor (1) has a semiconductor chip (4), which is arranged on a... Agent: Conti Temic Microeletronic Gmbh

20120001628 - Method and apparatus for obtaining spatial information and measuring the dielectric constant of an object: Methods and apparatus are provided for obtaining spatial information about an object, and for measuring the dielectric constant of an object. They include placing the object in a cavity and interacting electromagnetic radiation at a plurality of frequencies with the object to obtain a corresponding plurality of measured resonant transverse... Agent: Sra International, Inc.

20120001629 - Non-resonant logging tools: Methods and systems are provided for tools having non-resonant circuits for analyzing a formation and/or a sample. For example, nuclear magnetic resonance and resistivity tools can make use of a non-resonant excitation coil and/or a detection coil. These coils can achieve desired frequencies by the use of switches, thereby removing... Agent:

20120001630 - Dark blood balanced steady state free precession imaging: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with controlling a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus to perform a balanced steady state free precession (bSSFP) technique that includes magnetization preparation with differentiated velocity encoding and spoiling residual transverse magnetization are described. The example systems, methods, and other embodiments are also associated with... Agent: Case Western Reserve University

20120001632 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method of controlling image contrast: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a data acquisition unit and an image data generating unit. The data acquisition unit acquires MR signals for imaging by an imaging scan with a frequency-selective or slice-selective radio frequency intermediate pulse for controlling a contrast and a spoiler gradient magnetic field for suppressing... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120001633 - Mr imaging using parallel signal acquisition: The invention relates to a method of MR imaging of at least a portion of a body (10) of a patient placed in an examination volume of an MR device (1). The object of the invention is to provide an improved, i.e. faster, parallel imaging technique. The invention proposes to... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120001631 - Ultra-low field nuclear magnetic resonance method to discriminate and identify materials: An ultra-low field (ULF) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system can be used for rapid identification and discrimination of materials, e.g., liquid in opaque containers and/or materials in or on human bodies. The system utilizes the ability of ULF NMR/MRI to measure NMR parameters in magnetic... Agent: Los Alamos National Security, LLC

20120001634 - Method and magnetic resonance system for mr spectroscopy: A method for MR spectroscopy includes the steps of (a) switching at least one phase coding gradient for spatial coding of a spectral information to be detected, and (b) detection of the spectral information, and repeating (a) and (b) until a predetermined raw data space has been scanned. Specific spectral... Agent:

20120001635 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: m

20120001636 - Capillary cartridge for miniaturized nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) devices: A shim coil assembly for positioning shim coils in a narrow gap between magnetic poles of miniature NMR devices around the magnetic center includes electric traces on multiple levels of printed circuit board layers in various, overlapping configurations. Mirror image shim coils can be connected in series in a symmetric... Agent:

20120001637 - Correcting for magnetic interference in azimuthal tool measurements: Methods and systems that compensate for magnetic interference in azimuthal tool measurements. At least some method embodiments include a downhole logging method that includes taking measurements as a function of orientation from inside a borehole. The measurements are associated with different azimuthal bins, and an azimuthal direction is determined for... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20120001638 - Assembly and method for identifying a ferrous material: In one aspect of the present invention, a system assembly for identifying a ferrous material comprises a plurality of magnetometers spaced at varying distances from a ferrous material. Each of the plurality of magnetometers may comprise a sensor reading of a magnitude of an absolute magnetic field, which comprises a... Agent:

20120001639 - Voltage monitor: A first monitor circuit 50 and a second monitor circuit 60 each having an identical configuration are provided in a voltage monitor. A threshold switching section 41 switches a threshold of each of switching units 51 and 61 provided in the respective monitor circuits 50 and 60 to a same... Agent: Denso Corporation

20120001640 - Power supply device capable of detecting disconnection of ground line: A power supply device includes negative-side and positive-side battery blocks serially connected to each other through a resistor element 19. The ends of the element 19 correspond to reference and auxiliary ground points 8A and 8B. A voltage detector 3 detects the voltages of battery modules 2 of a load-driving... Agent:

20120001641 - Gas sensor control apparatus and method: A gas sensor control apparatus (1) includes a gas sensor (8) having an oxygen pump cell (14); a sensor drive circuit (52) which energizes the gas sensor; terminal voltage output means (54) which detects and outputs a terminal voltage of the oxygen pump cell; anomaly detection means (58) which compares... Agent: Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.

20120001642 - Die connection monitoring system and method: A system for monitoring a die connection includes a die bonded to a substrate and a connection indicator circuit coupled to a monitor pad of the die. The connection indicator circuit is configured to detect a connection failure of the monitor pad. A signal corresponding to the monitor pad of... Agent:

20120001643 - Sensing phase sequence to suppress single tone noise: A noise suppression method for a capacitance-to-voltage converter varies a sequence of sensing signal edges during a plurality capacitance measurements to produce a number of noise responses. The sensing signal edges are varied in a repetitive rising and falling edge pattern for each sequence. Three or more such sequences can... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

20120001644 - Spatial tracking system and method: The specification discloses a simple and effective system for tracking position and rotation of an object or portable device located within an electromagnetic field. The electromagnetic field may be produced by a primary coil, which inductively couples with one or more secondary coils located within a portable device. The relative... Agent: Access Business Group International LLC

20120001645 - Combined electrical variable detection device: A combined electrical variable detection device comprises a plurality of single-phase current measuring modules (1) arranged in a common frame (2) and having a separate output cable/connection (8) for each module (1). At least one single-phase current measuring module (1) is provided with a voltage detection device. Preferably, the device... Agent: Abb Technology Ag

20120001646 - Methods and apparatus for testing isfet arrays: The invention provides testing of a chemically-sensitive transistor device, such as an ISFET device, without exposing the device to liquids. In one embodiment, the invention performs a first test to calculate a resistance of the transistor. Based on the resistance, the invention performs a second test to transition the testing... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation

20120001647 - Touch and approach detection with capacitative sensors: Provided by the invention is a sensor device for the detection of touch or approach of an object. A server circuit of the sensor device according to the invention is formed in such a manner, that the server circuit alone (i.e. without co-operation with a client circuit) may be used... Agent:

20120001648 - Capacitance sensors: A sensor assembly includes a housing assembly, an electrode arrangement and a diaphragm having a fixed portion secured to the housing assembly and an active portion movable relative to the electrode arrangement in response to a differential pressure applied to opposite sides of the diaphragm. The fixed portion of the... Agent:

20120001649 - Leadframe current sensor: A current sensor is disclosed. The current sensor includes a leadframe having a die paddle, a portion of the die paddle being configured as a resistive element through which current can flow, and an integrated circuit (IC) die attached and thermally coupled to the die paddle. The IC die includes... Agent: Linear Technology Corporation

20120001650 - Test probe: A test probe is configured to provide conductive contact with a surface on application of the probe to the surface. The probe includes a probe body having a proximal and distal end, a probe tip located at the distal end of the probe body, the probe being configured such that,... Agent: Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited

20120001651 - Frequency specific closed loop feedback control of integrated circuits: t

20120001652 - Electromagnetic actuator inspection device and image forming apparatus: An electromagnetic actuator inspection device, including a driver to PWM control an electric power input to a drive coil of an electromagnetic actuator to PWM drive the electromagnetic actuator; a PWM drive controller to output a PWM signal to the driver; a voltage detector to detect a voltage generated in... Agent:

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