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Electricity: measuring and testing April category listing, related patent applications 04/12

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04/26/2012 > 46 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20120098518 - Detection apparatus and detection system: A detection apparatus (102) connected to a device in a residence and an electricity meter (100) indicating an amount of electric power consumed by the device in the residence, the detection apparatus (102) including: a reception unit (1021) which receives the amount of electric power from the electricity meter (100);... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120098519 - Sensor assembly, trip unit including the same, and method of manufacturing a sensor assembly: A sensor assembly includes an electrical conductor, at least one of a voltage sensor and a current sensor disposed about the electrical conductor, and a first insulator molded about the electrical conductor. The first insulator includes a plurality of structures structured to maintain concentricity between the electrical conductor and the... Agent:

20120098520 - Method and relative device for sensing amplitude and phase of an electrical signal: A method of sensing an amplitude and a phase of a varying electrical signal representing an impedance of an electrically conductive tissue through which an AC stimulation current is forced may include measuring a first amplitude value of the varying electrical signal corresponding to an arbitrary initial phase offset value... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20120098521 - Laundry treating appliance with voltage detection: A method of determining a voltage and phase across an electric heating element in a laundry treating appliance, such as a clothes dryer.... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20120098522 - Non-contact voltage detector: A non-contact voltage detection panel mount assembly is provided. The assembly includes a base to mount to an electrical enclosure, the base including of four voltage portals, a test point and a test voltage generator circuit used to test a pen. The pen is operatively connected to the base and... Agent: Grace Engineered Products, Inc.

20120098523 - Position detecting system and position detecting method: A system includes an object in a space to generate an induced field; coils that generate a driving field; a detecting coil that detects a synthetic field of the driving field and the induced field; a unit that detects a driving current through the coil in synchronization with field detection... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120098525 - System and method for calibrating a magnetometer according to device states: A method and system are provided for calibrating a magnetometer. The method comprises detecting a change in a physical configuration of the mobile device; applying at least one stored calibration parameter as a respective active calibration parameter when one or more stored calibration parameters corresponding to the detected physical configuration... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20120098524 - System and method for performing a background calibration for a magnetometer: A method and system are provided for performing a background calibration of a magnetometer. The method comprises obtaining a plurality of magnetometer readings; applying an active set of calibration parameters to the plurality of magnetometer readings to obtain a plurality of values; applying a new set of calibration parameters to... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20120098526 - Method for identifying capsules in a beverage producing device with magnetically-responsive identifier: A method for identifying capsules in a beverage producing device by providing a capsule comprising at least one identifier attached thereto or embedded therein; the identifier comprising a magnetically-responsive material, providing detecting means in the beverage producing device to detect the identifier including at least one emitting coil and at... Agent: Nestec S.a.

20120098527 - Transducer: A transducer is described for use in a position sensor. The transducer has a magnetic field concentrating member, such as an elongate ferrite rod, a first coil operable, in use, to couple with a first portion of the magnetic field concentrating member positioned adjacent the first coil and a second... Agent: Cambridge Integrated Circuits Limited

20120098528 - Measuring vibration in a rotating element: A system for measuring a variation in a distance of an axis of rotation of an object relative to a point in a plane perpendicular to this axis comprises at least two sensors for measuring a value representing an angular position of said object about said axis, at least a... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies

20120098529 - Rotation angle detecting device: The present invention aims for providing a rotation angle detecting device which achieves both the reduction of a manufacturing cost and the elimination of the influence of a reverse magnetic field. A rotating magnet 12 is attached on a rotary shaft 11 and generates a rotating magnetic field by rotating... Agent: Tomen Electronics Corporation

20120098530 - Piezoelectric/magnetostrictive composite magnetic sensor: [Solving Means] Film(s) of magnetostrictive material, which is composed of an Fe alloy containing Pd, Ga, Co and the like, is(are) formed and integrated on at least one surface of a piezoelectric ceramic substrate by a sputtering method. When the magnetostrictive material is deformed by an external magnetic field, a... Agent: Namiki Seimitsu Houseki Kabushiki Kaisha

20120098531 - Device for the nondestructive test of a part: A device for testing to detect defects at a surface or at shallow depth in a part, for example a blade root for an airplane engine fan. The device includes a probe including a sensor, the probe being hinge-mounted to the end of a handle, a guide presenting a reference... Agent: Snecma

20120098532 - Method for automated measurement of the residual magnetic field strength of magnetized ferromagnetic workpieces: The invention relates to a method for the automated measurement of the residual magnetic field strength of magnetized ferromagnetic workpieces, especially steel tubes, the residual magnetic field exiting the face of the tube end being measured by means of a measuring probe. Instead of directly measuring the residual field strength... Agent: V & M Deutschland Gmbh

20120098534 - Magnetoelectronic components and measurement method: Magnetoelectronic components comprise at least one oblong working structure made of a ferromagnetic material, along which magnetic domain walls can migrate, means for applying an electric current to this working structure, and at least one magnetic field sensor for the magnetic field generated by the working structure. The working structure... Agent:

20120098533 - Xmr sensors with reduced discontinuities: Embodiments relate to xMR sensors, including giant magnetoresistive (GMR), tunneling magnetoresistive (TMR) or anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR), and the configuration of xMR strips within xMR sensors. In an embodiment, an xMR strip includes a plurality of differently sized and/or differently oriented serially connected portions. In another embodiment, an xMR strip includes... Agent:

20120098535 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and eddy current compensation method: An object is to correct a magnetic field caused by an eddy current, which is generated due to application of a gradient magnetic field, not only in the application direction of the gradient magnetic field but also in a direction different from the application direction of the gradient magnetic field.... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20120098537 - High resolution nuclear magnet resonance with unknown spatiotemporal variations of the static magnetic field: The invention relates to nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR). NMR experiments are usually carried out in homogeneous magnetic fields. In many cases however, the inherent heterogeneity of the samples or living organisms under investigation, and the poor homogeneity of the magnets (particularly when bulky samples must be placed outside their... Agent:

20120098536 - Radio frequency magnetic resonance imaging coil for increased quanta gathering: A radio frequency (RF) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) coil for increased quanta gathering is described. An apparatus may comprise an RF receiver coil comprising multiple coil windings. Each coil winding may comprise a compressed cylindrical tube having a defined thickness to form a surface to collect a first quanta of... Agent: 5sphere, LLC

20120098540 - Antenna circuit for an mri system: The present embodiments include an antenna circuit that is adapted to supply and/or read out a plurality of antenna elements of an antenna assembly of a magnetic resonance imaging system. The antenna elements are decoupled by phase shifter elements and supplied with signals by the phase shifter elements. The antenna... Agent:

20120098539 - Cylindrical permanent magnet device generating a controlled magnetic field at a distance from the surface thereof: The cylindrical permanent magnet device includes at least one basic structure (10) having a longitudinal axis (z) and a set (20) of coaxial magnetized structures (21, 22, 23, 24) that are in the form of non-contiguous rings of axis that is the longitudinal axis (z) and that are disposed on... Agent:

20120098538 - Superconducting magnet having cold iron shimming capability: A method of shimming a superconducting magnet assembly that includes a cryostat and a superconducting magnet configured to be installed in the cryostat. The method includes determining a plurality of field inhomogeneity characteristics of the superconducting magnet while the superconducting magnet is at room temperature and prior to the superconducting... Agent: General Electric Company

20120098542 - Detunable rf reception antenna device: The invention relates to a RF reception antenna device (10) for receiving MR signals in a MR imaging system. The device (10) comprises a RF resonant circuit including a RF reception antenna (15) for picking up the MR signals, and a RF amplifier (17) connected at its input to the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120098541 - Tesseral shim coil for a magnetic resonance system: A tesseral shim coil for shimming the magnetic field of a magnetic resonance system by generating the spherical harmonics of the sine and cosine type of the magnetic field, the tesseral shim coil comprising at least four saddle coils, wherein the sum of the azimuthal span of the at least... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120098543 - System and method for controlling output of a battery pack: Systems and methods for communicating a state of a battery to a vehicle controller are disclosed. In one example, a battery pack outputs a signal indicative of an amount of capability the battery pack has to source or sink current at present operating conditions. The system and method may improve... Agent: A123 Systems, Inc.

20120098544 - Reference electrode and combined electrode: A reference electrode comprises an outside wall which acts as a boundary between electrolyte and sample solution, which outside wall comprises a resin which is ionically conducting, non-porous and salt-loaded, and a barrier through which no electrochemical communication between the electrolyte and sample solution is possible. A window is present... Agent:

20120098545 - Plasma diagnostic apparatus and method for controlling the same: An example embodiment relates to a plasma diagnostic apparatus that exists outside of a plasma generation chamber. The plasma diagnostic apparatus is configured to recognize and/or diagnose a state of plasma using a signal flowing from a floated electrode of a plasma generation apparatus to determine a diagnostic factor of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120098546 - Testing a control system including a valve: A method of testing a control system including a valve which is operable by a solenoid is disclosed. The method comprises applying a current through a coil of the solenoid, the current being insufficient to cause the solenoid to operate the valve, and monitoring a response of the system to... Agent:

20120098547 - Semiconductor circuit, semiconductor device, method of diagnosing abnormality of wire, and computer readable storage medium: There is provided a semiconductor circuit including: a selection circuit, to which are connected batteries in series, and which selects any one of the batteries; a difference detecting circuit, to which voltage of a high potential side of the selected battery inputted, and to which voltage of a low potential... Agent: Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

20120098548 - Occupant detection sensor testing apparatus and method: A testing apparatus for testing whether an occupant detection sensor normally operates is disclosed. The testing apparatus includes: a ground that is an electrically-conductive structural member of the seat; an electrode plate that is electrically-conductive and is on the seat at a time of testing; multiple capacitors that are electrically... Agent: Denso Corporation

20120098549 - Electrical tomography apparatus and method and current driver: Electrical tomography apparatus comprises: a first electrode; a second electrode; and current driving means for driving an electrical current between the first electrode and the second electrode through a medium, wherein the current driving means comprises: a first transformer having a first winding and a second winding, the second winding... Agent:

20120098550 - Method for manufacture of an inductive sensor: A method for manufacture of an inductive sensor, wherein coils are placed on both sides of a support plate surrounding an opening of the support plate, and the support plate with the coils is inserted into a housing. A sleeve is inserted through a first cavity of the housing through... Agent: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft Fur Mess- Und Regeltechnik Mbh + Co. Kg

20120098551 - Input device and method of producing input apparatus: An input device includes a sensor member that detects input position information; and a protective member that protects the sensor member, wherein the protective member includes a window-shaped light-transmissive region transmitting light in the thickness direction, a transparent substrate having an input surface on a first surface, and a decorative... Agent: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

20120098552 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for rub detection in a machine: Systems, methods and apparatus for monitoring rub detection in a machine are provided. An electrical signal may be provided for transmission to and into a component of the machine. A capacitance associated with the electrical signal in the component may be monitored. Based at least in part upon a determined... Agent: General Electric Company

20120098553 - Capacitance determination in a switched mode power supply: A method of determining a measure of a total capacitance of one or more capacitive elements connected to an output of a switched mode power supply is described. The method includes generating a voltage control signal to cause an output voltage control signal age controller to sweep a voltage at... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget Ericsson (publ)

20120098554 - Method and device for measuring permittivity and/or permeability: The invention relates to a method for measuring the permittivity and/or perviousness of a sample of a nonconductive material, said method comprising: a) measuring (94) a value representative of an admittance Ytestco, measuring a (98) a value representative of an admittance Ytestcc only from the amplitude and the phase of... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20120098555 - Liquid detection cable: Disclosed is a liquid detection cable that is capable of quickly detecting the presence of liquid and resetting, so that the liquid detection cable can be reused after removal from the presence of a liquid. The liquid detection cable uses a reactive layer that has not been doped with a... Agent:

20120098556 - Zero ampere level current data correction for a power device under test: An apparatus and method corrects for zero ampere level current fluctuations in a current signal. First and second acquisition circuitry generate respective current and voltage data samples of the current signal. Current fluctuation data samples representative of zero ampere level deviations of the current signal are extracted corresponding to Off-periods... Agent: Tektronix, Inc.

20120098558 - Concentrator photovoltaic measuring device: A concentrator photovoltaic measuring device includes a platform, an enclosing mask, a converging lens, a concentration unit, a first temperature regulation unit, a second temperature regulation unit, a temperature detection unit, a data transmission unit, and an electricity transmission unit. With its temperature regulation function, the concentrator photovoltaic measuring device... Agent: Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan

20120098557 - Capacitive input test method: Method and system are provided for evaluating linearity of a capacitive-to-digital converter (CDC) of a capacitive sensor integrated circuit chip. The evaluating employs multiple test capacitors, which may be on-chip with the CDC, and includes: obtaining capacitance values for the multiple test capacitors and parasitic capacitances of a first input... Agent: Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden Ag

20120098559 - Systems and methods for simultaneous optical testing of a plurality of devices under test: Systems and methods for simultaneous optical testing of a plurality of devices under test. These systems and methods may include the use of an optical probe assembly that includes a power supply structure that is configured to provide an electric current to a plurality of devices under test (DUTs) and... Agent: Cascade Microtech, Inc.

20120098560 - Electromagnetic field measuring apparatus, electromagnetic field measuring method used for the same, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing electromagnetic field measurement control program: An electromagnetic field measuring apparatus capable of measuring an electromagnetic field for a minuscule area in which electronic devices are densely packed with a high sensitivity is provided. In an electromagnetic field measuring apparatus according to the present invention, the amplitude level of signal light (pf) is adjusted by the... Agent:

20120098562 - Probe tip coating structure for test probes: A probe tip coating structure for test probes includes a probe tip body and a coating element, and the probe tip body includes a rod and a probe head integrally formed a front end of the rod, and the external diameter of the rod is not greater than the external... Agent: Brymen Technology Corporation

20120098561 - Test probe with dual switching probe tip: A test probe with a dual switching probe tip includes an insulating sheath, a conductive wire and a complex probe tip, and an end of the conductive wire is passed and connected into the insulating sheath. The complex probe tip includes a connecting section, and a first measuring head and... Agent: Brymen Technology Corporation

20120098563 - Inspection device with vertically moveable assembly: The inspection of semiconductors or like substrates by the present mechanism minimizes deflection in the checkplate and probe card. An inspection device including a housing, a toggle assembly within the housing, an objective lens assembly attached within the toggle assembly including an objective coupled within an objective focus, wherein the... Agent: Rudolph Technologies, Inc.

04/19/2012 > 51 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20120091990 - Contact sensor, driver device, and care bed: The contact sensor includes a conductive fabric, an insulative spacer having multiple openings, and a conductive sheet of a sheet-shaped conductor. The insulative spacer is interposed between the conductive fabric and the conductive sheet. Upon contact of a soft object such as a human body portion on the conductive fabric... Agent:

20120091989 - Power feeding device, power feeding method, and power feeding system: Disclosed herein is a power feeding device including: power transmitting section which transmits electric power by way of a magnetic field; a set of first and second electrodes which are spaced from each other; a power supply which applies a voltage between the first and second electrodes; and a detector... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120091988 - Remote machine sentinel: A new and improved system that monitors electrically powered equipment. A device that is comprised of a current sensing device(s), a multiple channel transmitter, and a remote receiver carried by the operator. Said device alerts the operator via said remote receiver by audio, light, and or vibration as to the... Agent:

20120091991 - Electric current measuring apparatus: An electric measuring apparatus is constructed in such a way as to include a signal processing circuit equipped with at least a polarized light separating unit, Faraday rotators, a light source, a photoelectric conversion element, and optical fibers for a sensor. The optical fibers for the sensor are placed around... Agent: Adamant Kogyo Co., Ltd.

20120091992 - Bridge sensor compensation and isolated output: An apparatus includes a sensor excited by an input voltage adapted to provide a sensor output first voltage corresponding to a physical input excitation. A transformation circuit device provides the operational voltage to the sensor, detects the sensor output first voltage, nulls an amount of offset voltage in the sensor... Agent: Hydra-electric Company

20120091993 - Electronic apparatus, power feeding method, and power feeding system: Disclosed herein is an electronic apparatus, including an electric power receiving portion receiving an electric power from a power feeding apparatus by using a magnetic field, and a detecting portion detecting presence or absence of a foreign object between said power feeding apparatus and said detecting portion.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120091995 - Current detection device: In a wiring pattern formed on a printed circuit board, a current detection pattern having a predetermined area is formed in the wiring pattern for detecting a current, which flows to a subject body for current measurement, based on magnetic flux density generated by the current. The current detection pattern... Agent: Denso Corporation

20120091994 - Integrated apparatus for sensing current: There is provided an integrated apparatus for sensing current including: a voltage regulator; a Hall effect device receiving current by the voltage regulator and outputting hall voltage in proportional to strength of a magnetic field; and a coil having one end connected to a first connecting terminal and the other... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120091996 - Current sensor array for measuring currents in a primary conductor: Disclosed are a method and an array for measuring a primary current in a primary conductor that is magnetically coupled to a secondary conductor via a ferromagnetic core. In said method and array, the following is done; a voltage having a specific amplitude is applied to the secondary conductor such... Agent: Vacuumschmelze Gmbh & Co. Kg

20120091997 - Detecting circuit for pixel electrode voltage of flat panel display device: A detecting circuit for pixel electrode voltage of a flat panel display device, the flat panel display device having a plurality of scanning lines and a plurality of data lines crossing with the plurality of scanning lines, the plurality of scanning lines and data lines define a plurality of pixel... Agent: Shanghai Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.

20120091998 - Clamp meter with detachable clamp and clamp storage area: Clamp meter with detachable clamp and a clamp storage area. The clamp meter includes a clamp and a housing. The clamp includes a measurement end and a handle portion. The measurement end includes a first measurement portion and a second measurement portion. The handle portion includes a first handle and... Agent:

20120091999 - Insulated probe pin and method for fabricating the same: An insulated probe pin 10 includes a conductor probe pin 11 and an insulator coating 12 covering a periphery of the conductor probe pin 10 such that a sensing-side end portion of the conductor probe pin 10 is exposed. An end portion 12a of the insulator coating 12 toward the... Agent: Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd.

20120092000 - Arrangement for intrinsically safe detetion of a whell rotational speed: Disclosed is an arrangement for detecting rotational speed of a wheel or any other rotating body by a sensor (1, 6), which is coupled via a magnetic field to an encoder (23) that rotates with the rotating body. If a slot between sensor element (S1, S2) and encoder (23) becomes... Agent: Continental Teves Ac & Co, Ohg

20120092002 - Sensor arrangement for determining the current rotation angle position of a shaft: A sensor arrangement is provided for determining the current rotation angle position of a shaft with respect to a stationary reference point. In order to determine the rotation angle position without wear and tear and with little outlay on materials and little energy requirement during ongoing operation, the coil is... Agent: Abb Technology Ag

20120092001 - Method and device for diagnosis of sensor faults for determination of angular position of polyphase rotary electrical machine: Disclosed is a method and device for diagnosis of functioning faults caused by the angular position measurement sensors of the rotor of a polyphase rotary electrical machine comprising a stator, in particular of the alternator-starter type. The diagnosis is obtained by carrying out direct measurements of pairs of sine and... Agent: Valeo Equipements Electriques Moteur

20120092003 - Magnetic-electric energy conversion device, power supply device, and magnetic sensor: A magnetic-electric energy conversion device includes: a matrix (12) that includes ferromagnetic particles (10) with conductive properties; an injector (20) that injects carriers into the ferromagnetic particles; and a receptor (22) that accepts the carriers from the ferromagnetic particles. In the magnetic-electric energy conversion device, the carriers tunnel from the... Agent: The University Of Tokyo

20120092004 - Detection method and detector of a disruption, positioning method and system using said method: the reporting (70) of an amplitude disturber if a ratio between two of said measured amplitudes diverges from a predetermined threshold of the predetermined ratio which relates the amplitudes of the magnetic fields emitted at the same frequencies and, if not, the absence of any reporting... Agent: Commissariat A I'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20120092005 - Rotary eddy current testing probe device: A rotary eddy current flaw detection probe device has a plurality of Θ-shaped eddy current flaw detection probes attached in a rotating disc for detecting flaws in all directions regardless of the flaw direction. Four Θ-shaped eddy current testing probes P11 to P22 are arranged around the rotation center Ds1... Agent: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.

20120092006 - Multiphase flow measurement using nuclear magnetic resonance: A method and apparatus for estimating a flow rate of a phase of a multiphase fluid is disclosed. A first velocity distribution is obtained for a first set of nuclei in the fluid from a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) signal received for the fluid in response to a first NMR... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20120092007 - Nmr flow metering using velocity selection and remote detection: A method and apparatus for estimating a flow rate of a phase of a multiphase fluid is disclosed. In the first method, nuclei in the fluid are polarized over two distances and a measured magnetization gives the relative fraction of two components of the fluid for a selected velocity. In... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20120092008 - Multi-phase metering device for oilfield applications: This application is related to a system and methods for sampling fluids and gases using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology. Specifically the system is related to an improved metallic pipe design for use at oil and gas well heads that includes integral coils for transmitting an NMR pulse sequence and... Agent:

20120092009 - Autocalibrating parallel imaging reconstruction method from arbitrary k-space sampling with reduced noise: A computer implemented method for magnetic resonance imaging is provided. A 3D Fourier Transform acquisition is performed with two phase encode directions, wherein phase code locations are chosen so that a total number of phase encodes is less than a Nyquist rate, and closest distances between phase encode locations takes... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

20120092010 - Localisation of magnetic particles by means of swift-mri: Positive contrast localization of magnetic (e.g. superparamagnetic) particles in vivo or in vitro by means of SWIFT-MRI using the imaginary component of MR image data in combination with an anatomic reference image derived from the real or magnitude component.... Agent: Regents Of The Univeristy Of Minnesota

20120092011 - Magnetic resonance method and system to determine the position of a slice relative to a region moving relative to the slice: In a magnetic resonance method and system to determine a position of a slice relative to a region moving relative to the slice within a predetermined volume segment of an examination subject located in the magnetic resonance system, a physical property within the slice is detected with spatial resolution at... Agent:

20120092013 - Nmr reaction monitoring flow cell: A monitoring cell, used to perform a measurement in an NMR spectrometer of a reaction fluid produced by a reaction vessel, has a body having inlet and outlet transport coaxial capillaries for transporting the reaction fluid between the body and the reaction vessel. Cooling lines are also positioned coaxially with... Agent: Bruker Biospin Corporation

20120092012 - Shaped carbon nanomaterial imaging coil elements for magnetic resonance imaging: MRI imaging coil elements can include at least one electrical conductor formed from shaped carbon-based nanomaterial, the carbon-based nanomaterial conductor having a ratio of electrical inductive reactance to electrical resistance, over a range of frequencies, that is larger than that of a similarly dimensioned electrical conductor constructed only of metal,... Agent:

20120092014 - Shimming device and method to improve magnetic field homogeneity in magnetic resonance imaging devices: An automated shim power supply system and associated methods for calibrating the magnetic field in magnetic resonance imaging devices by precisely adjusting the currents in shim coils. An automated shim power supply system sets, monitors, and corrects programmable power supply outputs to ensure stable output currents to shim coils with... Agent:

20120092015 - Apparatus and method for capacitive measuring of sensor standoff in boreholes filled with oil based drilling fluid: An apparatus and method for estimating the at least one resistivity parameter using at least one processor to estimate capacitance information, wherein the capacitance information is estimated using only one selected frequency electromagnetic signal. The apparatus may include at least one measure electrode. The apparatus may also include a transverse... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20120092016 - Antenna apparatus and method for insulating: In one aspect, a method for insulating an antenna apparatus is provided, the method including coupling a transition piece to a bulkhead, wherein the bulkhead includes a first conductive path electrically coupled to a second conductive path in the transition piece and coupling an antenna cable to the transition piece,... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20120092017 - Organic electroluminescence device and testing method thereof: An organic electroluminescence device is provided, which comprises: a lighting region, a wiring region, a bonding region and a wiring extending region (300), the lighting region comprises an anode, an organic functional layer, a cathode; the wiring region comprises wirings connecting the anode and cathode with a driving chip or... Agent: Kunshan Visionox Display Co., Ltd.

20120092018 - Battery pack safety and thermal management apparatus and method: A process of controlling the temperature of a battery pack includes the steps of determining the operating mode and present temperature of the battery pack. Optimal temperature for the battery pack depends on the operating mode and the difference between the present temperature and the previously identified optimal temperature. The... Agent:

20120092019 - Electric field signature detection using exciter-sensor arrays: An electric field signature detector for detecting and identifying objects that uses multiple electrostatic sensor nodes each having a passive sensing electrode whose free conduction electrons are displacement responsive to an externally applied or sensed electric field potential, and a transimpedance converter and amplifier exhibiting ultra-high input impedance for translating... Agent: Rampart Detection Systems Ltd.

20120092020 - Acoustic apparatus and acoustic sensor apparatus including a clamp: An acoustic sensor apparatus includes a housing; a clamp structured to clamp together the housing and an electrical power conductor; an acoustic sensor structured to detect acoustic noise from the electrical power conductor and output a signal; and a circuit structured to detect an electrical conductivity fault from the signal.... Agent:

20120092022 - Methods for detecting damage to magnetoresistive sensors: A system for detecting a damaged magnetoresistive sensor includes a circuit for measuring resistances of a plurality of sensors at at least a first bias current level; a processor; logic or software for determining whether one of the sensors has a resistance that is at least a predetermined amount higher... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120092021 - Test structure for gip panel: The present invention discloses the test structure for a display panel, particularly for the GIP panel driven by the gate drivers on both left and right side of the panel. Through a plurality of dedicated pads designed on the GIP panel and a control circuit in probe card, the disclosed... Agent: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.

20120092023 - Method and circuit for testing a power producer or a power consumer which can be connected to a power grid: Described is a method for testing a power producer or a power consumer that can be connected to a power grid. The power producer or the power consumer is connected to a terminal point. A converter circuit is provided for influencing a voltage that is present at the terminal point.... Agent: Coverteam Gmbh

20120092024 - Determination of water cut and salinity using a coincidence function: A salinity determining system for determining a salinity of water in a hydrocarbon emulsion of oil and water. The salinity determining system comprises an antenna element in contact with the hydrocarbon emulsion and a switch coupled to the antenna element. The salinity determining system comprises a first analyzer device configured... Agent: Phase Dynamics, Inc.

20120092025 - Conductivity sensor: A conductivity sensor, comprising an electrode structure of four concentric electrodes, which are arranged on an end face of a support body. The electrodes are electrically insulated from one another. The electrodes have an equal, constant area in order to claim a space requirement as small as possible for the... Agent: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft Fur Mess - Und Regeltechnik Mbh + Co. Kg

20120092026 - Electrical system, method, and apparatus of fingerprint sensor using acoustic impediography: Provided is a method of arranging a plurality of sensor elements to form a sensor array. The method includes arranging the plurality of elements to form two or more sub-rows along an axis. Elements in a first of the two or more sub-rows are positioned in a staggered arrangement with... Agent: Sonavation, Inc.

20120092028 - Capacitive touch sensing device by detecting induced electric field: A capacitive touch sensing device by detecting induced electric field includes a differential amplifier, a resistor and a signal judgment circuit. The differential amplifier is electrically connected to a touch sensor. The resistor is electrically connected to a first input end and a second input end of the differential amplifier.... Agent:

20120092027 - Rfid wetness sensing device: The present invention relates to a RFID tag having sensing capabilities. The RFID device includes an antenna section and a sensor patch section. The antenna is coupled to a chip. The sensor patch section upon exposure to an environmental condition causes the RFID device to change from a first operating... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation

20120092029 - Sensor arrangement for contactless determination of the instantaneous angular position of a shaft: An exemplary sensor arrangement is disclosed for contactless determination of the instantaneous angular position of a shaft which has a transmitter, which is arranged thereon such that they rotate together and interacts with at least one pick-up, which is installed in a fixed position with respect thereto, for determining the... Agent: Abb Technology Ag

20120092030 - Method and apparatus for determining a capacitance and/or change in capacitance of a capacitive sensor element: A method for determining a capacitance and/or a change in capacitance of a capacitive sensor element (C2) comprises the steps of: a) discharging an average value capacitor (C3), and either b1) discharging the capacitive sensor element and c1) charging an operating capacitor (C1) to a charging voltage (VDD), or b2)... Agent: E.g.o. Elektro-ger&#xe4 Tebau Gmbh

20120092031 - Sample and hold circuitry for monitoring voltages in an implantable neurostimulator: Sample and hold circuitry for monitoring electrodes and other voltages in an implantable neurostimulator is disclosed. The sample and hold circuitry in one embodiment contains multiplexers to selected appropriate voltages and to pass them to two storage capacitors during two different measurement phases. The capacitors are in a later stage... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

20120092032 - Device for characterising electric or electronic components: The invention relates to an integrated device (PM) for characterising electric or electronic components (DUT), in particular nanometric ones, comprising a substantially insulating substrate (S) on which are provided four conducting pads (P1, P2, P3, P4), at least three resistive pads (R1, R3, R4) connecting said pads together, and a... Agent:

20120092033 - Measurement of electrical and mechanical characteristics of low-k dielectric in a semiconductor device: Provided is a test structure for testing an unpackaged semiconductor wafer. The test structure includes a force-application component that is coupled to an interconnect structure of the semiconductor wafer. The force-application component is operable to exert a force to the semiconductor wafer. The test structure also includes first and second... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20120092034 - Electrically conductive kelvin contacts for microcircuit tester: Terminals (2, 502) of a device under test (DUT) are connected to corresponding contact pads or leads by a series of electrically conductive contacts. Each terminal testing connects with both a “force” contact and a “sense” contact. In one embodiment, the sense contact (770) partially or completely laterally surrounds the... Agent: Johnstech International Corporation

20120092035 - Adapted test apparatus for electronic components: An adapted test apparatus for electronic components includes a case assembly, a plurality of first motherboard assemblies and a handler. The first motherboard assemblies are disposed in the case assembly. Each first motherboard assembly includes a motherboard, a first main connector, an adapter, a plurality of test connectors and a... Agent:

20120092036 - Upright test apparatus for electronic assemblies: An upright test apparatus for electronic assemblies includes a case assembly, first motherboard assemblies and a handler. The first motherboard assemblies are disposed in the case assembly. Each first motherboard assembly includes a motherboard, a first main connector, an adapter, a first sub-connector and a central processing unit (CPU). The... Agent:

20120092037 - Method and device for testing a thin film transistor: A method and device for testing a thin film transistor (TFT) provided on an array substrate are provided in an embodiment. The method comprises determining periods and signal amplitudes in each period of the gate electrode test voltage signal and the source-drain-electrode test voltage signal corresponding to the TFT characteristics... Agent: Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

20120092038 - Inspection device and inspection method: The present invention provides semiconductor integrated circuit, inspection device and inspection method for inspecting whether inspection target is functioning normally regardless to start-up period of a power supply voltage. The inspection device includes a reset control circuit and a tester. When a reset signal is inputted from a power-on reset... Agent: Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

04/12/2012 > 40 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20120086428 - Identifying a cable path using light emitting diodes: In one embodiment, a system for identifying a cable path may be provided. The system may include a cable set operable to transmit data, the cable set comprising power delivery wires designed to transmit electrical power. The cable set may also comprise two adapters proximate respective ends of the cable... Agent: Raytheon Company

20120086429 - Method and apparatus for measuring moisture content: An apparatus for measuring moisture content of biomass is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a probe apparatus and a mechanism that inserts the probe apparatus into the biomass. The probe apparatus measures a capacitance of the biomass. In accordance with an embodiment, the probe apparatus is mounted on the mechanism. In... Agent: Poet Research, Inc.

20120086430 - High-accuracy low-power current sensor with large dynamic range: A current sensing approach makes use of two shunts in series, embedded in a switching fabric, each shunt the object of a differential measurement of voltage drop across the shunt. Methodical make-before-break cycling of the switches in the switching fabric permit real-time or very near-real-time measurement of nearly all of... Agent: Sendyne Corp.

20120086431 - Vertical type sensor: The present invention provides a vertical type sensor, including a substrate; a first electrode formed on the substrate; a sensing layer formed on the first electrode layer and reactive to a target substance, wherein the first electrode layer is interposed between the substrate and the sensing layer; and a second... Agent: National Chiao Tung University

20120086432 - Non-destructive determination of functionality of an unknown semiconductor device: Processes and systems for use in reverse engineering integrated circuits determine functionality through analysis of junctions responding to external radiation. Semiconductor devices include a number of p-n junctions grouped according to interconnected functional cells. A surface of the semiconductor device is illuminated by radiation, e.g., by a laser or an... Agent: Raytheon Company

20120086433 - Mems-based current sensing apparatus: The invention discloses an MEMS-based current sensing apparatus including: a flexible substrate joined onto an conducting wire; a sensing unit formed of an MEMS structure and disposed on the flexible substrate, the sensing unit outputting a response to a electromagnetic field induced by a current flowing in the conducting wire;... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20120086434 - wide-dynamic range electrometer with a fast response: A method and apparatus for measuring current includes sensing a first voltage at the output of an amplifier and computing a current based on the first voltage and the resistance of a first resistive element, which is electrically coupled between an inverting input of the amplifier and the output of... Agent: Mks Instruments, Inc.

20120086435 - Manipulation assembly for online electrical system test probe installation: An apparatus for online partial discharge testing includes a split-core radio-frequency current transformer sensor, an actuation subassembly, and a biasing member. The current transformer sensor has a first portion, a second portion, and a sensor hinge operably engaged between the first portion and the second portion. The actuation subassembly includes... Agent: Electrical Reliability Services, Inc.

20120086436 - Determining components of an electric service: Components of an electric service may be identified by measuring voltage signals relating to the connection of an electrical energy meter connected to the electric service. The voltage signals that may be measured include line to neutral voltages and line to line voltages. The values of the measured voltage signals... Agent: Elster Solutions, LLC

20120086437 - Electric power information display receptacle module: A detachable electric power information display receptacle module includes an outlet apparatus and an electric power information display apparatus. The outlet apparatus is detachably connected to the electric power information display apparatus and has a power output interface and a power input interface. When an electrical device is connected to... Agent: Powertech Industrial Co., Ltd.

20120086438 - Magnetometer calibration: A real-time calibration system and method for a mobile device having an onboard magnetometer uses an estimator to estimate magnetometer calibration parameters and a magnetic field external to the mobile device (e.g., the earth magnetic field). The calibration parameters can be used to calibrate uncalibrated magnetometer readings output from the... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120086439 - Graphite-based sensor: A graphite-based sensor includes an undoped graphite structure that adsorbs foreign atoms and molecules. A magnetization detection device includes a substrate on which the graphite structure is adhered, a current source by which a current is applied to the substrate and the graphite structure, and a voltage measuring device coupled... Agent:

20120086440 - Rotation detecting device and bearing equipped with rotation detecting device: A rotation detecting device, which is compatible regardless of whether a process control device for processing an output signal of the rotation detecting device is standard one or new one having high input signal resolving power, and, also, a rotation detecting device equipped bearing assembly having such rotation detecting device,... Agent: Ntn Corporation

20120086441 - Bench and a method for magnetoscopically testing a turbine engine shaft: A bench for magnetoscopically testing a tubular part, the bench including a tool of elongate shape for inserting inside the part and carrying an endoscopic mechanism for ultraviolet illumination of the inside surface of the part and for observing any defects of the part, and an indexing mechanism co-operating by... Agent: Snecma

20120086442 - Magnetic field sensor and method used in a magnetic field sensor that adjusts a sensitivity and/or an offset over temperature: A magnetic field sensor and a method associated with the magnetic field sensor provide gain correction coefficients and/or offset correction coefficients stored in the magnetic field sensor in digital form. The gain correction coefficients and/or offset correction coefficients can be used to generate analog control signals to control a sensitivity... Agent: Allegro Microsystems, Inc.

20120086443 - Generator operation monitoring: A fiber optic strain and temperature sensor is disclosed. The fiber can directly measure strain and temperature or the fiber can be coated with a magnetostrictive coating to measure magnetic flux, or coated with a hydroscopic coating to measure humidity or moisture content. The optical fiber sensors can be embedded... Agent:

20120086444 - Apparatus and method for reducing a transient signal in a magnetic field sensor: A magnetic field sensor includes a compensation loop coupled in series with normal circuit couplings in order to reduce a transient signal that would otherwise be generated when the magnetic field sensor experiences a high rate of change of magnetic field. In some embodiments, the magnetic field sensor is a... Agent: Allegro Microsystems, Inc

20120086445 - Transmission debris sensor: A debris sensor for a motor vehicle transmission includes a permanent magnet disposed on the inside bottom of the transmission pan to attract and retain magnetically attracted debris such as filings and particulates and a magnetic sensor such as a Hall effect sensor adjacent the permanent magnet. The magnetic sensor... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120086448 - Amplifying driving unit using giant magneto resistance sensor and diagnosis device using the same: The present invention relates to an amplifying unit comprising: a pull up down unit pulling up or pulling down a positive GMR signal and a negative GMR signal provide by a GMR sensor; a GMR amplifying unit including a plurality of amplifying units generating a GMR signal by amplifying a... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20120086447 - Device for the continuous quality control of applied elements: A method for continuous quality control of geometric, structural and functional parameters of an applied element, such as a staple, in printed products. The quality control is realized with the aid of at least one measuring device that comprises at least one measuring head including at least one permanent magnet... Agent: Mueller Martini Holding Ag

20120086446 - Integrated mems device and method of use: An integrated MEMS device is disclosed. The system comprises a MEMS resonator; and a MEMS device coupled to a MEMS resonator. The MEMS resonator and MEMS device are fabricated on a common substrate so that certain characteristics of the MEM resonator and MEMS device track each other as operating conditions... Agent: Invensense, Inc.

20120086449 - Magnetic resonance system and method for comprehensive implantable device safety tests and patient safety monitoring: A magnetic resonance method comprises: performing (C1) a magnetic resonance procedure on a calibration subject including an implant device; detecting (C2) a pick-up coil (PUC) signal at least during a radio frequency transmit phase of operation (C1); performing (C3) three dimensional temperature mapping of the calibration subject using a magnetic... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120086450 - Enhanced security portal with multiple sensors: A system and method for detecting objects foreign to a human body. The system including a thermal detector configured to obtain thermal imaging data, a quadrapole resonance (QR) device configured to transmit an excitation signal and receive a resulting signal emanating from a material excited by the excitation signal, and... Agent:

20120086451 - Magnetic resonance antenna and a magnetic resonance device having a magnetic resonance antenna: The present embodiments include a magnetic resonance antenna having parallel-running longitudinal antenna rods arranged in a birdcage structure and antenna ferrules connecting the parallel-running longitudinal antenna rods at ends of the parallel-running longitudinal antenna rods in radio frequency terms. The magnetic resonance antenna includes a plurality of radio-frequency switching elements... Agent:

20120086453 - Mri with hyperpolarisation device using photons with orbital angular momentum: A photonic-based hyperpolarisation device is disclosed with an electromagnetic source for emitting photonic radiation having a substantial penetration depth for material of the object, in particular of tissue, to be examined. For example, soft or ultra-soft x-rays are applied. Notably, the photonic-based hyperpolarisation device incorporates a magnet to generate a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120086452 - Rf coil and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: It is an object of the present invention to provide an RF coil and an MRI apparatus capable of ensuring a wide imaging space and excellent in terms of allowing maintenance at the time of installation or failure. In order to do so, an RF coil of the present invention... Agent:

20120086454 - Sampling system based on microconduit lab on chip: An apparatus and method for estimating a parameter of interest in a downhole fluid using fluid testing module. The fluid testing module may include: a substrate comprising at least one microconduit, and a sensor. The sensor may be disposed within the at least one microconduit or external. The apparatus may... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20120086455 - Method for operating of a metal detection system and metal detection system: A method for operating of a metal detection system may comprise a balanced coil system with a transmitter coil that is connected to a transmitter unit, which generates transmitter signals having a transmitter frequency that is selected from a group of at least two transmitter frequencies, and with a first... Agent: Mettler-toledo Safeline Limited

20120086456 - Method and apparatus for estimating viscosity and density downhole using a relaxed vibrating electrically conductive element: An apparatus and method for estimating a parameter of interest in a downhole fluid using a fluid analyzer. The fluid analyzer may include: a electrically conductive element configured to vibrate in response to an energy source, a housing to enclose the electrically conductive element and receive a fluid, and a... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20120086457 - Temperature compensation for magnetic determination method for the state of charge of a battery: An exemplary embodiment includes a method of determining a state of charge of a battery system including determining a temperature dependent magnetic property value of a magnetic material proximate a battery cell; determining a temperature compensated value of said determined magnetic property value; and, using said temperature compensated value as... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120086458 - System for detection of a ground fault in a high resistance ground network: A method is provided for detection of a ground fault in a high resistance network in a voltage source power conversion circuit comprising a power converter that converts incoming AC power to DC power applied to a DC bus and an inverter that converts DC power from the DC bus... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20120086459 - Apparatus and method for fault detection and location determination: An electrical waveform is received over an electrical power line. A plurality of nominal electrical parameters are determined for the electrical power network and the plurality of nominal electrical parameters are associated with a state of the electrical power network in the absence of at least one transitory electrical fault... Agent: Howard University

20120086460 - System and method for operating monitoring elements and single use elements with a common cable: A system includes a common line configured to conduct electrical power and one or more monitoring devices coupled to the common line and configured to operate when a positive voltage is provided on the common line. The system also includes a single use device coupled to the common line and... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20120086461 - Detection and compensation of multiplexer leakage current: A multiplexed input/output (I/O) system detects leakage currents on a selected input channel. The system includes a leakage detection multiplexer connected to provide an output selected from one of a plurality of input channels. In addition, the leakage detection multiplexer provides as part of the output measured leakage currents associated... Agent: Rosemount Inc.

20120086462 - Test apparatus: A power supply compensation circuit generates a compensation pulse current when a switch element is turned on. A pattern generator generates a test pattern that specifies a test signal to be output from a driver and a control signal to be output from the driver. In a calibration step, a... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20120086463 - Metamaterial particles for near-field sensing applications: A method and structure for designing near-field probes with high sensitivity used in detecting a wide variety of materials and objects such as biological anomalies in tissues, cracks on metallic surfaces, location of buried objects, or composition of material such as permittivity and permeability . . . etc., is disclosed.... Agent:

20120086464 - In-situ vhf voltage/current sensors for a plasma reactor: An RE voltage probe is adapted to have a long coaxial cable to permit a measuring device to be connected remotely from the probe without distorting the voltage measurement. An RF current probe is encapsulated in a conductive housing to permit its placement inside a plasma reactor chamber.... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.

20120086465 - Measuring apparatus and method for capacitor: A measuring apparatus for capacitor is applied to a charging power source and a capacitor to be measured. The measuring apparatus for capacitor includes a microcontroller unit, an analog-digital converter unit, a charging-side switch unit, a charging-side resistor unit, a discharging-side switch unit and a discharging-side resistor unit. The capacitor... Agent: Brymen Technology Corporation

20120086466 - Semiconductor test probe apparatus and method: An improved probe card system includes a probe assembly having a cantilever probe with a contact arm integral with and extending from a distal end of the probe, wherein the contact arm is oriented substantially parallel to a die or other material to be tested. The contact arm may be... Agent:

20120086467 - Apparatus for supporting a disk drive and disk drive test apparatus: The invention provides a method and apparatus for inserting a disk drive into or removing a disk drive from a test cell, the test cell including plural slots, each slot having a carrier for receiving the disk drive, the method including: moving the carrier out of the slot into an... Agent: Xyratex Technology Limited

04/05/2012 > 41 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20120081101 - Dead-line phase identification system and method thereof: A system and method for dead-line conductor phase identification is provided. The system includes a receiver unit having a set of current sensors, such as current transformers. The receiver unit current sensors are coupled to conductors having a known phase in a multiphase power line. The current sensors are positioned... Agent: Consolidated Edison Company Of New York, Inc.

20120081102 - Audio jack with ground detect: Circuits, methods, and apparatus that provide an audio receptacle that can detect the presence of an audio jack without using mechanical switches or other such mechanical mechanisms. One example provides an audio receptacle having two contacts that may be electrically connected when an audio jack is inserted. When no audio... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120081103 - Signal detection circuit, method and system: A signal detection circuit is provided, and includes a signal conversion module, a threshold control module, and a comparison module. The signal conversion module is configured to: convert a reference voltage signal into a reference current signal, and send the reference current signal to the threshold control module; convert a... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20120081104 - Method for measurement of total harmonic distortion: A method of measuring the total harmonic distortion in an electrical distribution system. The distribution system is sampled regularly to generate a set of data. The data is filtered using a narrow band filtering algorithm to measure the energy in fundamental and other harmonic frequencies. Due to the filtering, the... Agent: Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.

20120081105 - Signal generation for spectral measurements: Embodiments related to signal generation for spectral measurements are described and depicted.... Agent:

20120081106 - Double-coil inductive proximity sensor apparatus: Systems and/or methods are provided for a dual-channel inductive proximity sensor. The sensor can include a sensing element which includes a core having a first cavity and a second cavity, a first coil accommodated within the first cavity of the core, and a second coil housed within the second cavity... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20120081107 - Inductive proximity sensor with active circuit to cancel stray fields: Systems and/or methods are provided for cancelling stray magnetic fields escaping out the back or sides of an inductive proximity sensor. The inductive proximity sensor includes a coil assembly with a sensing coil. The sensing coil detects magnetic flux escaping out the sides and/or back of the sensor. An active... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20120081108 - Nondestructive inspection method for a heat exchanger employing adaptive noise thresholding: A method of eddy current testing for flaws in a tube is provided that includes passing an eddy current probe through the tube and obtaining eddy current data for a number of positions along the tube, analyzing the eddy current data to generate background noise data for a number of... Agent: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC

20120081109 - Hall sensor arrangement for the redundant measurement of a magnetic field: In various embodiments, a Hall sensor arrangement for the redundant measurement of a magnetic field may include a first Hall sensor on a top side of a first semiconductor substrate; a second Hall sensor on a top side of a second semiconductor substrate; a carrier having a top side and... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20120081110 - Current sensor: A current sensor comprises a flat housing made of plastic having an underside and an upper side and electrical connections, a current conductor through which the current to be measured flows, and a semiconductor chip having two magnetic field sensors, wherein the component of the magnetic field detected by the... Agent:

20120081111 - System for signal detection of specimen using magnetic resistance sensor and detecting method of the same: The present invention is to provide a measurement system using a magneto-resistance sensor, comprising a magneto-resistance sensor configured to sense a magnetic component of a target combined with a magnetic particles and an external magnetic field supplying unit configured to provide an external magnetic field of a first and a... Agent: Lg Innotek Co.,ltd

20120081112 - Magnetic resonance imaging method, system and computer-readable storage medium: In a magnetic resonance method and system to acquire an MR image using a pulse sequence that sets the magnetization vector in the steady state into a stable oscillation under RF excitation pulses radiated at a time interval of time TR, the phase coding gradients for coding a k-space line... Agent:

20120081113 - Magnetic resonance method and system to generate an image data set: In a magnetic resonance method and system to generate an image data set with a magnetic resonance system at least two phase coding gradients are activated in respective spatial directions. An RF excitation pulse is radiated. At least one raw data point in a k-space data set belonging to the... Agent:

20120081114 - System for accelerated mr image reconstruction: An MR imaging system uses the multiple RF coils for acquiring corresponding multiple image data sets of the slice. An image data processor comprises at least one processing device conditioned for, generating a composite MR image data set representing a single image in a single non-iterative operation by performing a... Agent:

20120081115 - Using memristor devices as switches for mri coils: A radiofrequency (RF) coil assembly (18,18′) for use in a magnetic resonance system (10) includes a radiofrequency coil (42) and a plurality of memory resistive elements (46,56,62,72) which each retains a selected resistive state after a control signal is removed. A detune circuit (44), part of the radiofrequency coil assembly,... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120081116 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: According to one embodiment, a MRI apparatus includes a data acquisition unit, a phase correction amount calculation unit and an image data generating unit. The data acquisition unit acquires MR signals in 3D k-space according to an imaging condition for HFI. The phase correction amount calculation unit calculates a first... Agent:

20120081118 - Skewed radio frequency coil arrays for magnetic resonance imaging: A radio frequency (RF) coil array configured for use with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system and that includes coil elements with a skewed coil geometry is provided. The coil elements are skewed with respect to a given direction, such as the slice-encoding direction of an MRI system, such that... Agent:

20120081117 - System and method for self-sealing a coldhead sleeve of a magnetic resonance imaging system: Systems and methods for self-sealing a coldhead sleeve of a magnetic resonance imaging system are provided. One coldhead sleeve arrangement includes a coldhead sleeve configured to receive therein a coldhead of an MRI system and having an open end. The coldhead sleeve arrangement also includes a sealing member coupled at... Agent:

20120081120 - Hyperpolarisation device using photons with orbital angular momentum: A magnetic resonance examination system comprises an RF-system for inducing resonance in polarised dipoles and receiving magnetic resonance signals from an object to be examined and an photonic-based hyperpolarisation device. The an electromagnetic source for emitting photonic radiation: —a mode converter to impart orbital angular momentum to the electromagnetic radiation;... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120081119 - Transmission line probe for nmr: A probe for an NMR device is disclosed in which a saddle coil is disposed on one side of a flexible insulating material, and an additional conductor is disposed on the opposite side. The additional conductor and the conductors of the saddle coil create a capacitance across the insulating material.... Agent:

20120081121 - Multiple depths of investigation using two pairs of toroid transmitters: An apparatus and method for estimating a parameter of interest of an earth formation, particularly relating to borehole logging methods and apparatuses for estimating electrical resistivity properties at multiple depths of investigation. The apparatus may include two or more transmitters for introducing electrical current to the earth formation. The apparatus... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20120081122 - Combinations of axial and saddle coils to create the equivalent of tilted coils for directional resistivity measurements: An electromagnetic well logging instrument includes an instrument housing, at least one transmitter coil disposed on the housing and at least one receiver coil disposed on the housing. At least one of the transmitter and receiver coils is formed from a combination solenoidal (axial) and saddle coils. The net dipole... Agent:

20120081123 - Universal automotive ignition pickup assembly: The present invention is a Universal Automotive Ignition Pickup Assembly that produces an ignition secondary voltage waveform that can be monitored by an oscilloscope or microprocessor. This is accomplished with a sensing probe that can be capacitive coupled; inductively coupled; or capacitive and inductively coupled at the same time. Due... Agent:

20120081124 - System and method for determining physical status of switch elements: System and methods are provided for monitoring a state of a switch element connecting a DC power supply to a load. A system includes a transformer having first and second windings, where a first end of the second winding electrically coupled to a first switch node of the switch element.... Agent:

20120081125 - Integrated mosfet current sensing for fuel-gauging: Integrated MOSFET current sensing for fuel-gauging. A 1st MOSFET through which the current is to be sensed is coupled to a 2nd MOSFET of the same type, the 2nd MOSFET being biased to have the same resistance as the 1st MOSFET. The 2nd MOSFET has a much smaller area than... Agent: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

20120081126 - Battery monitoring system with a switching mode topology: A battery monitoring system for a battery including multiple battery cells is disclosed. The battery monitoring system includes multiple first switch sets coupled across the battery cells respectively, an energy storage element, and a comparator coupled to the energy storage element via a second switch set. The energy storage element... Agent:

20120081127 - Method for evaluating the ability of a battery to start: The charge state of a battery powering a starter of a motor vehicle is evaluated to determine whether the battery voltage is sufficiently high to re-start an internal combustion engine during a stop/start operating mode. The engine is operated to drive a generator so that the generator output voltage is... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20120081128 - System and method for detection of open connections between an integrated circuit and a multi-cell battery pack: An apparatus comprises an integrated circuit and an open connection detection circuit within the integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes a plurality of inputs for connecting with a plurality of outputs of a multi-cell battery pack. The open connection detection circuit within the integrated circuit detects an open connection on... Agent: Intersil Americas Inc.

20120081129 - Test apparatus: Delay circuits apply a delay to set and reset pulses, respectively. An RS flip-flop is set according to the set pulse that has passed through the set delay circuit, and is reset according to the reset pulse received from the reset delay circuit. A demultiplexer receives the reset pulse that... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20120081130 - Resistor storage cavity in plug of sensing edge: A sensing edge for providing a signal to a controller indicating that a forward edge of a door is obstructed during operation includes an elongated sheath and first and second end plugs. The elongated sheath is mounted to the forward door edge and has a first end, second end and... Agent: Miller Edge, Inc.

20120081131 - Detection of a contactless data storage device: For detecting within a communication range of an antenna a contactless data storage device which is configured for inductive coupling with an electromagnetic field emitted by the antenna, a return signal is detected (S1) at the antenna during emission of an electromagnetic field pulse. During amplitude build-up of carrier oscillation... Agent:

20120081132 - Measuring minority carrier lifetime: An apparatus includes a member including a ferromagnetic material, an inductance-capacitance resonant circuit, a substrate disposed relative to the member, and a plurality of radiation sources. The member includes a post disposed at its center and a surface extending to an outer wall. The member defines a gap between the... Agent: Mks Instruments, Inc.

20120081136 - Coating monitor for evaluating the effectiveness of protective coatings: The coating monitoring system is based on electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The system consists of one or more compact and rugged mini-potentiostat modules coupled to one or more electrodes mounted on top of the paint coating of the structure being monitored. The electrodes and modules can be coated with a... Agent:

20120081134 - Corona effluent sensing device: The presently disclosed embodiments are directed to the detection and monitoring of corona effluent. The present embodiments pertain to a corona sensing device that employs a film of organic charge transporting material, as the active component in a corona effluent sensing device, that is disposed onto a patterned electrode bearing... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120081135 - Insulation measurement apparatus: An insulation measurement apparatus includes a path including a first resistor, a capacitor electrically floated from a ground, and a second resistor between a positive to a negative electrode side of a power supply, a first switching element between the power supply positive electrode side and the capacitor, a second... Agent:

20120081133 - Method of detecting impurities in high temperature aqueous solution and apparatus of detecting impurities for the same: The present invention relates to a method of detecting impurities in a high-temperature aqueous solution and an apparatus of detecting impurities for the same. Specifically, the present invention provides a method of detecting impurities in a high-temperature aqueous solution comprising a reducing agent using an electrochemical water chemistry technology detecting... Agent: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

20120081137 - Testing method for semiconductor integrated electronic devices and corresponding test architecture: A testing method is described of at least one device provided with an integrated testing circuit and in communication with at least one tester where messages/instructions/test signals/information are exclusively sent from the tester to the device . A testing architecture is also described for implementing this testing method.... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (grenoble 2) Sas

20120081139 - Semiconductor test device, semiconductor test circuit connection device, and semiconductor test method: A semiconductor test device and method for sequentially carrying out tests including an AC test, DC test, and thermal resistance test on a power semiconductor device are provided. The semiconductor test device includes a holding unit that positions the power semiconductor device. Test units each generate a test signal for... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.

20120081138 - Testing of high-speed input-output devices: Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to testing of high-speed input-output devices. An embodiment of a high-speed input-output apparatus includes a transmitter and a receiver, and a loop-back connection from an output of the transmitter to an input of the receiver, the loop-back connection including a first connector and... Agent: Silicon Image, Inc.

20120081140 - Probe card: Provided is a probe card which has a space transformer which may be effectively changed to correspond to a change in wafer chip structure and is capable of maximizing acceptable channels of the space transformer. The probe card for testing a semiconductor chip on a wafer includes: a space transformer... Agent:

20120081141 - On-chip delay measurement through a transistor array: Methods and apparatus are provided for measuring a delay through one or more transistors in an array of transistors. The delay through one or more transistors in an array of transistors is measured by selecting one of the transistors in the array; and applying a clock signal to the selected... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

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