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Electricity: measuring and testing June invention type 06/12

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06/28/2012 > 64 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories.

20120161747 - Evaporation device: The present invention relates to a device for the vaporization of a liquid, said device comprising: a reservoir capable of containing a liquid to be vaporized, a heating element capable of heating the liquid in order to vaporize the liquid, a capillary pump capable of pumping the liquid contained in... Agent: Commissariat A I'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20120161748 - Voltage margin testing device and method: A voltage margin testing device for testing voltage margin of a unit under test including a voltage terminal includes a button module that selectively allows adjustment of a constant voltage value of a voltage of the voltage terminal, a microcontroller and a digital potentiometer. Selection of the button module causes... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120161749 - Method for measuring absolute magnitudes and absolute phase relationships over a wide bandwidth: A new measurement system, with two receiver channels per measurement port, has been developed that provides absolute magnitude and absolute phase relationship measurements over wide bandwidths. Gain ranging is used at RF to provide optimum noise performance and a swept YIG preselector filter is used to avoid spurious signals. A... Agent:

20120161750 - Electronic watt-hour meter and method of calculating watt-hours: Disclosed is an electronic watt-hour meter including: a plurality of sigma-delta modulators converting a plurality of analog detection currents, acquired by detecting currents flowing through a plurality of power lines having different phases, and a plurality of analog detection voltages, acquired by detecting voltages applied to the plurality of power... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120161751 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device comprises: a semiconductor element including an electrode; a leading line electrically connected to the electrode, passing above the electrode, and led to a side thereof; and a current sensor sensing current flowing through the leading line. The current sensor includes a magneto-resistance element placed above the electrode... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120161752 - Tracking power outages utilizing an electronic device: An electronic device records a first time and then a second time, each when connected to an AC power source. After the electronic device records the first and second times, the electronic device calculates a difference by subtracting the second time from the first and determines a power outage occurred... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20120161753 - Electric power measuring device: An electric power measuring device (100) includes: a case (104) that includes a first opening (122); a cover (112) that covers the first opening (122); a printed board (128) that includes an electric power measuring portion; and a connector (114) that includes a plug portion (101) and a socket portion... Agent:

20120161754 - Apparatus for the enrichment of magnetic particles: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus (100) for the enrichment of magnetic particles (1) in a sample fluid. The sample fluid is provided in a sample cartridge (2) between a first pole (111) and a second pole (112) of an actuator magnet (110). A minimal magnetic flux... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120161755 - Angular or linear magnetic position sensor not sensitive to external fields: The invention relates to an angular or linear magnetic position sensor that comprises a mobile member including at least one magnet (1) having a magnetisation direction that varies linearly along the movement direction of the magnet in a surface defined by said movement direction and in a normal direction, at... Agent: Moving Magnet Technologies (mmt)

20120161756 - Magnetic field sensor having anisotropic magnetoresisitive elements, with improved arrangement of magnetization elements thereof: An integrated magnetic-field sensor designed to detect an external magnetic field, comprising a first magnetoresistive structure for detecting the external magnetic field, the first magnetoresistive structure including first magnetoresistive means having a main axis of magnetization and a secondary axis of magnetization set orthogonal to one another. The magnetic-field sensor... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20120161757 - Method and system for determining a state of charge of a battery: Methods and systems are provided for determining a state of charge of a battery. The battery is subjected to a predetermined magnetic field such that the battery and the predetermined magnetic field jointly create a resultant magnetic field. The resultant magnetic field is sensed. The state of charge of the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120161758 - Eddy current testing method and eddy current testing apparatus: In an eddy current testing method which involves using a rotatable eddy current testing probe in which a detection coil is arranged within an exciting coil, a change in detection sensitivity (a deviation of detection sensitivity) which changes depending on the rotational position of the detection coil is reduced. The... Agent:

20120161759 - Magnetoresistive sensor with reduced parasitic capacitance, and method: A magnetic-field sensor adapted to detect an external magnetic field, comprising: a first chip, including a first magnetoresistive structure for detection of the external magnetic field, the first magnetoresistive detection structure including an electrical-contact pad and magnetoresistive means; and a second chip housing an integrated electronic circuit and a magnetic-field... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20120161760 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an embodiment includes a calculation unit and an imaging unit. The calculation unit calculates an inversion time for imaging by analyzing frames of image data or magnetic resonance signals acquired from an object. The frames of the image data or the magnetic resonance... Agent:

20120161766 - Concurrent optimization of rf power and rf field uniformity in mri: A magnetic resonance method comprising: loading a subject into a magnetic resonance scanner; with the subject loaded into the magnetic resonance scanner, acquiring B1 maps (72) for a plurality of radio frequency transmit channels of the magnetic resonance scanner; shimming the plurality of radio frequency transmit channels and setting a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120161763 - Hf attenuation: The present embodiments relate to a device and a method for attenuating a high-frequency field of a magnetic resonance tomography system, where at least one attenuation element attenuating high-frequency fields is provided outside a magnetic resonance tomography field of view.... Agent:

20120161762 - Long range detection of explosives or contraband using nuclear quadrupole resonance: Nuclear quadrupole resonance substance detection at a distance is provided by crossed or overlapping high frequency beams in which the frequency of one of the beams is offset with respect to the frequency of the other beam by an amount equal to the resonant frequency of the non-linear material to... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.

20120161765 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus configured to carry out a pulse sequence in synchronization with a biosignal is provided. The pulse sequence includes an RF pulse, and a data acquisition sequence for acquiring data when a wait time has passed after the RF pulse, wherein the wait time has a... Agent:

20120161764 - Method and device to determine a magnetic resonance system activation sequence: In a method and a control sequence determination device and a magnetic resonance system for the determination of a magnetic resonance system activation sequence as a multichannel pulse train with multiple individual RF pulse trains to be emitted in parallel by the magnetic resonance system respectively via multiple independent radio-frequency... Agent:

20120161761 - Transmission line array for explosive detection using nuclear quadrupole resonance: A transmission line array is used for explosive/contraband detection using nuclear quadrupole resonance in which the array is driven in-phase with synchrony frequency-swept signals. Each of the balanced transmission lines is fed with a low power swept frequency source and stimulated emissions are picked out with a directional coupler. Location... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.

20120161769 - Rf coil array for cardiac and thoracic magnetic resonance imaging: A radio frequency (RF) coil array includes a first coil section and a second coil section mechanically coupled to the first coil section. The first coil section includes a first row of a plurality of double asymmetric saddle coil pairs arranged in a left-right direction and a second row of... Agent: General Electric Company

20120161768 - System and method for communicating data: A system for communicating data in a magnetic resonance imaging system in one embodiment includes a first array of receiver coils disposed on a first flexible substrate having at least one edge, wherein the flexible substrate is configured to be disposed upon or under a section of a patient under... Agent: General Electric Company

20120161767 - System and method for inductively communicating data: A system for inductively communicating signals in a magnetic resonance imaging system is presented. The system in one embodiment includes a first array of primary coils disposed on a patient cradle of the imaging system, and configured to acquire data from a patient positioned on the patient cradle. Additionally, the... Agent: General Electric Company

20120161770 - Organ viability: Apparatuses, methods, and other embodiments associated with determining organ viability are described. According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes logic configured to apply nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) energy to a kidney positioned in a hypothermic pulsative perfusion (HPP) apparatus. The NMR energy is produced according to an MRS 31P specific... Agent:

20120161772 - D-shaped coil: The present embodiments relates to a magnetic resonance tomography system having a coil system. The coil system includes an upper part having at least one antenna and a lower part having at least one antenna. The upper part of the coil arrangement is disposed above a bore for receiving an... Agent:

20120161771 - Long distance explosive detection using nuclear quadrupole resonance and one or more monopoles: Rather than using balanced transmission lines the stimulated response due to nuclear quadrupole resonance can be detected using a single monopole, with multiple monopoles improving substance detection.... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronics Systems Integration Inc.

20120161773 - Magnetic resonance coil device: The present embodiments relate to a magnetic resonance coil device for receiving magnetic resonance signals. The magnetic resonance coil device includes a receiving antenna unit, a signal processing unit, a high-frequency unit, and a transmitting antenna unit for cable-free transmission of the received magnetic resonance signals and/or data to a... Agent:

20120161774 - Multi-component marine electromagnetic signal acquisition method: A method for determining a component of electric field response to a time varying electromagnetic field induced in the Earth's subsurface involves measuring magnetic field gradient in at least two orthogonal directions in response to the induced electromagnetic field and determining an electric field response in a direction normal to... Agent: Kjt Enterprises, Inc.

20120161775 - Inspection method for an active matrix substrate: An active matrix substrate including a substrate, a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines, a plurality of independent common line patterns, and a plurality of pixels is provided. The scan lines, data lines, and common line patterns are disposed on the substrate. The pixels are arranged in... Agent: Au Optronics Corporation

20120161776 - Method and system for determining a state of charge of a battery: Methods and systems are provided for determining a state of charge of a battery. The battery is subjected to a predetermined magnetic field such that the battery and the predetermined magnetic field jointly create a resultant magnetic field. The resultant magnetic field is sensed. The state of charge of the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120161777 - Occupant detection apparatus, occupant detection method and vehicle: The guard electrode is provided oppositely to main electrode and not oppositely to the sub electrode. The impedance measurement device outputs an alternating current signal to pass the signal through the main electrode so as to measure a main impedance. Further, the impedance measurement device outputs the alternating current signal... Agent: Denso Corporation

20120161778 - System and method for detecting an earth ground fault of an external power supply connected to a vehicle: A system and method is provided for determining the existence of a ground fault connection within a vehicle. An electrical connector may be provided for electrically connecting the vehicle to an external Alternating Current (AC) power source. The electrical connector includes a three phase electrical connector configured to receive a... Agent: Renault S.a.s.

20120161779 - Discharge device and test system having the same: A discharge device and a test system having the same are provided. The test system comprises at least one power supply module, a test instrument and a discharge device. The power supply module supplies power to a device under test. The test instrument is connected to the device under test.... Agent: Test Research, Inc.

20120161780 - Semiconductor device, test method, and test apparatus: A semiconductor device includes; a first pad that receives an external voltage during a test, a second pad coupled to an external impedance during the test, a voltage-current converter coupled to the first pad and the second pad and generating a bias current substantially in response to only the external... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120161781 - Measurement circuit for capacitor: A measurement circuit includes a switch unit with a number of keys selectively pressed to output different resistance regulating signals. A resistance setting circuit receives the resistance regulating signals and connects different resistances to a voltage circuit and a current circuit. The voltage circuit outputs different voltages. The current voltage... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120161783 - Dry gel-conductive scaffold sensor: A dry gel-conductive sensor. In embodiments, the sensor comprises a scaffold structure which comprises a structure and a covering. A conductive material, which is both ionically and electronically conductive, may be dispersed within the structure. According to an embodiment, the covering comprises openings which allow conductive material through the covering... Agent: Advanced Brain Monitoring, Inc.

20120161782 - System and method for artifact suppression in soft-field tomography: A system and method for artifact suppression in soft-field tomography are provided. One method includes obtaining an excitation pattern and applying the excitation pattern to an object, wherein the excitation pattern includes a plurality of frequency components. The method also includes measuring a response at one or more of a... Agent:

20120161784 - High frequency measurement apparatus and method with load pull: The present invention relates to a measurement system and method for analysing, and characterising, the behaviour of a high frequency device, commonly referred to in the art as a device under test (or DUT) at relatively high power levels. Such devices may for example need to be analysed when designing... Agent: Mesuro Limited

20120161785 - System for testing motherboard performance: A system for testing a motherboard performance includes a control device, a voltage processing circuit, a voltage regulating circuit and a voltage feedback circuit. The control device stores a plurality of predetermined voltage values and outputs control signals according to the plurality of predetermined voltage values. The voltage processing circuit... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd

20120161786 - Microwave field-detecting needle assemblies, methods of manufacturing same, methods of adjusting an ablation field radiating into tissue using same, and systems including same: A microwave field-detecting needle assembly includes a needle assembly. The needle assembly includes a distal portion, a proximal portion, and a junction member disposed between the distal portion and the proximal portion. The junction member includes a recess defined therein. The needle assembly also includes a rectifier element disposed in... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc.

20120161787 - Temperature-independent chemical and biological sensors: Methods and sensors for selective fluid sensing are provided. A sensor includes a resonant inductor-capacitor-resistor (LCR) circuit and a sensing material disposed over a sensing region. The sensing region comprises at least a portion of the LCR circuit. Temperature-dependent response coefficients of inductance L, capacitance C, and resistance R properties... Agent: General Electric Company

20120161788 - Magnetic effects sensor, a resistor and method of implementing same: A system of having a circuit having an electrical coil configured to generate a magnetic field based on properties of a surrounding space and an object presented to the electrical coil and a sensor configured to sense inductance and resistance of the electrical coil and to discriminate the object presented... Agent: Alion Science And Technology

20120161789 - Device for monitoring at least a physical characteristic of a building material: A monitoring device is for monitoring physical characteristics of a building material. The monitoring device is buried inside a block of the building material, and has a sensor to sense physical characteristics thereof. The sensor transmits a signal representative of the physical characteristics.... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20120161793 - Capacitive occupant detection apparatus: A capacitive occupant detection apparatus comprising a sensor unit and a control unit is disclosed. The sensor unit includes a detection electrode and a periphery guard electrode. The control unit includes: a signal application circuit for applying an oscillation signal to the detection electrode; an operational amplifier for applying to... Agent: Denso Corporation

20120161792 - Electronic device, and capacitor capacitance detection method applied to the same: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a capacitor, a power supply device, a discharger and a capacitance detector. The capacitor is used as a backup power supply. The power supply device charges the capacitor. The discharger discharges the capacitor. The capacitance detector maintains a terminal voltage of the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120161791 - Methods and apparatus for determining input objects associated with proximity events: A system determines whether proximity events at different positions are produced by the same input object or by different input objects. One or more hover states (or proximity events with “non-contact” signatures) occurring near the two positions are used in making this determination. The proximity events are found to be... Agent: Synaptics Incorporated

20120161790 - Nox sensing materials and sensors incorporating said materials: Gas-sensitive materials are disclosed which are mixtures or composites of BaSnO3, and another component comprising one or more phases from the group: CuO, Cr2O3, Fe2O3, MnO, NiO, CoO, Bi2O3, Sb2O3, Sb2O5, WO3, ZnO, and SnO2. The mixture may be modified further by the addition in a highly dispersed manner of... Agent:

20120161794 - Sync signal generator for a capacitive sensor: A sync signal generator for a capacitive sensor includes a charge amplifier having an input for coupling to an inactive receive line in the capacitive sensor, a first comparator having a first input for receiving a first threshold voltage, a second input coupled to an output of the charge amplifier,... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

20120161795 - Proximity sensor including a multilayer elastomer assembly: A capacitive sensor includes a conductive elastomer portion formed into a pre-determined shape to sense a touch of a user within a sensing zone of the conductive elastomer portion, a dielectric portion disposed adjacent the conductive elastomer portion within the sensing zone of the conductive elastomer portion, and a controller... Agent: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.

20120161796 - Co2 sensing materials and sensors incorporating said materials: A gas-sensitive material is disclosed for detecting CO2 for use in semiconductor-based gas sensors. The gas-sensitive material may comprise one or more Ba-containing phases and one or more W-containing phases, at least one of the Ba-containing phases being different than at least one of the W-containing phases; the one or... Agent:

20120161798 - Measurement circuit for power supply: A measurement circuit includes a switch unit with a number of keys selectively pressed to output different resistance regulating signals. A resistance setting circuit receives the resistance regulating signals and connects different resistances to a control circuit. The control circuit obtains a voltage according to the chosen resistance by the... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120161797 - System and method for evaluating vehicle charging circuits: A system and method is provided for evaluating performance of a supply circuit for electric vehicle charging. An electrical connection is established between a vehicle circuit and a supply circuit for an external Alternating Current (AC) power supply. The electrical connection includes a hot, neutral, and ground conductor. A control... Agent: Lear Corporation

20120161799 - Four-wire milliohmmeter and probe assembly thereof: An exemplary four-wire milliohmmeter includes a main body and two probe assemblies electrically connected with the main body. Each of the probe assemblies includes two plugs detachably inserted into the main body, a contact member, and two wires each electrically connecting one of the plugs to the contact member. The... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120161802 - Digital circuit testable through two pins: A method for scan-testing of an integrated circuit includes the following steps carried out by the circuit itself: upon powering on of the circuit, watching for bit sequences applied to a use pin configured for receiving serial data from the exterior at the rate of a clock signal applied to... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Sa

20120161800 - Measurement circuit and test apparatus: Provided is a measurement circuit that measures a signal under measurement input thereto, comprising a level comparing section that outputs a logic value according to a comparison result between a signal level of the signal under measurement and a set threshold level; a logic comparing section that acquires the logic... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20120161801 - Solar photovoltaic power generation module and inspecting method: A solar photovoltaic power generation module includes: plural cells connected in series with one another, and generating electric powers in correspondence to lights received; and plural bypass portions bypassing the plural cells, respectively, in accordance with an operation made from an outside.... Agent:

20120161803 - Apparatus and method for near field scan calibration: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus of near field scan calibration, and more particularly, a method and an apparatus for near field scan calibration for calibrating a characteristic of an antenna for near field scan measurement of a semiconductor chip. The apparatus for near field scan calibration includes: a... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20120161804 - Apparatus and method for terminating probe apparatus of semiconductor wafer: A probe apparatus and method of terminating a probe that probes a semiconductor device with a signal cable from a tester side by side at a proximal end of the probe and a distal end of the signal cable. In one embodiment, the probe apparatus includes: a chassis; a dielectric... Agent: Celadon Systems, Inc.

20120161805 - Display device and method of testing the same: A display device and a method of testing the display device. The display device includes a substrate including both a display region on which pixel cells are located and a peripheral region; test pads, main pins connected to the pixel cells, and dummy pins that are respectively connected to the... Agent:

20120161806 - Probe manufacturing method, probe structure, probe apparatus, and test apparatus: Minute probes are created to correspond to the alignment of the input/output terminals of a device under test. A probe manufacturing method of manufacturing a probe, includes: forming a contact section on a probe main body; and shaping at least one of the contact section and the probe main body... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20120161807 - Single level of metal test structure for differential timing and variability measurements of integrated circuits: A test structure for an integrated circuit device includes one or more experiments selectively configured to receive one or more high-speed input signals as inputs thereto and to output at least one high-speed output signal therefrom, the one or more experiments each including two or more logic gates configured to... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120161808 - Methods and systems to measure a signal on an integrated circuit die: Methods and systems to measure a signal on an integrated circuit die. An on-die measurement circuit may measure an on-die signal relative to an off-die generated reference signal, which may include a series of increasing voltage steps. The on-die measurement circuit may continuously compare voltages of the on-die signal and... Agent: Intel Corporation

20120161809 - Power supply testing device and computer system having same: A power supply testing device includes an input end electrically connected to a power supply, an output end electrically connected to a motherboard of a computer, and a testing interface unit electrically connected between the input end and the output end. The testing interface unit includes a number of testing... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120161810 - Method and device for detecting the failure of an excitation circuit of a polyphase alternator: The method of detecting the failure of the excitation circuit of a polyphase alternator controlled by a regulator comprises the following steps: a) electrical information (Iexc) is continuously taken from the excitation circuit (1); b) the electrical information taken in step a) is continuously compared with a predetermined threshold value... Agent:

06/21/2012 > 53 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories.

20120153933 - Method and system for producing a signal with a power change determined by a phase or frequency difference between two signal sources: A system and method for determining the linearity of a device-under-test combine a first periodic signal and a second periodic signal to produce a combined signal, wherein the second periodic signal has at least one of a phase difference and a frequency difference with respect to the first periodic signal,... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

20120153934 - Voltage and current sampling device: A voltage and current sampling device, including a box, a current transformer, and a voltage acquisition unit, including a voltage collection sub-unit, and a voltage/frequency conversion sub-unit. The current transformer is disposed in the box. A phase line passes through the center of the current transformer. The current transformer outputs... Agent: Hubei Shengjia Electric Apparatus Co., Ltd.

20120153935 - Systems, methods, and devices for demodulating induction motor instantaneous rotor slot harmonic frequency: A method and apparatus to dynamically and adaptively demodulate induction motor instantaneous rotor slot harmonic frequency for line-connected squirrel-cage polyphase induction motors. The instantaneous rotor slot harmonic frequency carries essential information on the instantaneous rotor speed. Based on a correlation between the motor's input power and its rotor slot harmonic... Agent: Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.

20120153937 - Biasing circuit for a magnetic field sensor, and corresponding biasing method: Described herein is a biasing circuit for a magnetic-field sensor; the magnetic-field sensor is provided with a first detection structure, which generates a first electrical detection quantity as a function of a first component of an external magnetic field, and a second detection structure, which generates a second electrical detection... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20120153936 - Reading circuit for a magnetic field sensor with sensitivity calibration, and related reading method: A reading circuit for a magnetic-field sensor, generating an electrical detection quantity as a function of a detected magnetic field and of a detection sensitivity, is provided with an amplification stage, which is coupled to the magnetic-field sensor and generates an output signal as a function of the electrical detection... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l

20120153938 - Angle sensor: Disclosed is an angle sensor, which is capable of accurately measuring an angle of a steering shaft by selecting an optimum gear ratio between main and subsidiary gears constituting the angle sensor, measures a rotation amount of a vehicle steering shaft, and includes a ring-shaped main gear rotating along with... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20120153939 - Magnetic field measuring device: A magnetic field measuring device includes a support base, a measuring mechanism, and a displacement sensor. The measuring mechanism is positioned on the support base, and includes a mounting plate, a swing arm, a connecting member, an elastic member, and a measuring magnet. The mounting plate is connected to the... Agent: Fu Tai Hua Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120153940 - Magnetically coupled rotary magnetic encoder with angle error reduction: A rotary magnetic encoder assembly of noncontact or “contactless” construction having an internally disposed first exciter or sensor magnet magnetically coupled to an externally disposed second application or drive magnet attached to an encoder shaft that rotates the sensor magnet substantially in unison therewith during encoder shaft rotation. The sensor... Agent: Joral LLC

20120153941 - Nondestructive test of a sealing member: A device for inspecting an annular sealing wiper extending at the surface of a bladed-wheel drum of a rotor. The device includes a carriage including at least two guide wheels and carrying a probe situated in a location such that, when the carriage is in position, the probe is positioned... Agent: Snecma

20120153943 - Method and apparatus for measuring an object of interest: This invention relates to a method of and apparatus for, measuring an object of interest. The apparatus (100) comprises an outer layer (102), an inner layer (101) which is intended to be attached to the object of interest, a coil arrangement comprising at least one transmitting coil (111) and at... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120153944 - Method for inspecting an austenitic stainless steel weld: The method for inspecting an austenitic stainless steel weld of the present invention is characterized by comprises performing eddy current test of a weld portion of an austenitic stainless steel using a probe comprising an excitation and inspection coil and a permanent magnet disposed inside the excitation and inspection coil,... Agent: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited

20120153942 - Stray-field sensor circuit and method: A sensor circuit is configured and operated in the presence of interference. In connection with various example embodiments, a stray magnetic field is sensed with current sensors that also respectively sense current-induced magnetic fields generated by current flowing in opposing directions through different portions of a conductor. The current-induced magnetic... Agent:

20120153945 - Hall effect sensor with reduced offset: A Hall element sensor circuit in one embodiment includes a Hall element, a Hall element source, a switch matrix operatively connected to the Hall element and the Hall element source to establish a spinning current in the Hall element and to receive a Hall element signal from the Hall element... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20120153946 - Magnetic field sensor: A sensor circuit is configured for operation under conditions susceptible to misalignment or movement. In connection with various example embodiments, an alignment-tolerant sensor arrangement includes a reference component and first and second magnetic sensors. The reference component influences a magnetic field as a function of a position of the reference... Agent:

20120153947 - Magnetoresistive angle sensors: Magnetoresistive angle sensors, sensor systems and methods are disclosed. In an embodiment, a magnetoresistive angle sensor includes a first plurality of conductors arranged in parallel with one another in a first plane to form a first array; a second plurality of conductors arranged in parallel with one another in a... Agent:

20120153949 - Apparatus and method for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles: The present invention relates to an MPI (Magnetic Particle Imaging) apparatus and a method for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles in a field of view. Rather than moving the FFP (field free point) along a single, time-consuming high density trajectory it is proposed to use a number of low density... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120153948 - Apparatus and method for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles in a field of view: The present invention relates to an apparatus (100) for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles in a field of view (28), wherein the field of view (28) comprises at least one sub field of interest covering at least a portion of an object of interest containing magnetic particles. The apparatus (100)... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120153950 - Rf shimmed mri slice excitation along a curved spoke k-space trajectory: A radio-frequency (RF) shimming apparatus (50) for use in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system (10) comprises of a spatial sensitivity unit (30) which determines a transmit spatial sensitivity distribution of at least one RF coil (18,18′). A selection unit (32) selects an excitation pattern with a through-plane, one-dimensional excitation... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120153951 - Method for optimization of a multi-channel coil: The invention relates to a method for optimization of the performance of a multi-channel coil (1) comprising at least three coil elements, wherein the method comprises the following steps: a) Exciting the coil elements of the multi-channel coil (1) by electrical power signals comprising a specific power, wherein the power... Agent: Max-planck-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Wissenschaften E.v.

20120153952 - Method and system for gradient linear correction: Methods, systems and computer program products are described for providing gradient linearity correction in a magnetic resonance image. The method in one example obtains, using a simulation, a time-dependent eddy current induced magnetic gradient field produced by a gradient system in response to a gradient switching pulse. Subsequently, the method... Agent: General Electric Company

20120153953 - Magnetic resonance apparatus with a basic field magnet formed by at least two separated magnetic coils: A magnetic resonance apparatus for examination in THE teeth and/or jaw region of a patient has at least one basic magnet to generate a constant basic magnetic field. The basic magnet is formed at least in part from at least one magnetic coil pair with at least two magnetic coils,... Agent:

20120153954 - Rf coil device and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: In one embodiment, an RF coil device (90A) includes a base board (96), a belt member (94a), a first coil element (108a, 108b), a second coil element (104, 106) inside the base board, and a connecting unit (100, 102). Both ends of the belt member are respectively connected to mutually... Agent:

20120153956 - Mr coil with movable antenna elements: The present embodiments relate to a local coil for a magnetic resonance tomography system. The local coil includes at least one coil element having an antenna. The at least one coil element is movable relative to a housing of the local coil.... Agent:

20120153955 - Mri short coils: According to one aspect, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner includes a short birdcage (e.g. millipede) distributed-capacitance radio-frequency (RF) coil formed from one or more patterned planar conductive foils. The transverse extent (e.g. diameter) of the coil is at least a factor of 3, for example about a factor of... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

20120153957 - Rf coil assembly for mri using differently shaped and/or sized coils: A radio frequency coil assembly is provided that includes a first radio frequency coil for receiving a magnetic resonance signal from a tested body; a second radio frequency coil for receiving a magnetic resonance signal from the tested body; and a third radio frequency coil for receiving a magnetic resonance... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120153958 - Methods for determining dielectric permittivity spectrum of underground rock formations: A method for determining the frequency-dependent dielectric permittivity spectrum of a rock sample, comprising:—defining a series of electromagnetic measurement data comprising at least a first measurement at a frequency from which a substantially frequency-independent value of dielectric permittivity ∈∞, can be obtained; and at least second and third measurements at... Agent:

20120153959 - Electrode structure for marine electromagnetic geophysical survey transducers: A marine electromagnetic geophysical survey transducer cable includes a tow cable configured to couple to a tow vessel. A first electrode cable is coupled at a forward end to the tow cable. A second electrode cable is disposed aft of the first electrode cable and configured to indirectly couple to... Agent:

20120153960 - Negative peak voltage detection for enhanced fuelgauge empty voltage prediction: Negative peak voltage detection for battery end of life estimations in fuel gauging is disclosed. Battery powered devices such cell phones and laptop computers create some noise in the form of negative excursions from the average output voltage of the battery which can cause the battery powered device to stop... Agent: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

20120153961 - Apparatus for monitoring operation state of battery pack composed of plurality of cells mutually connected in series: An apparatus is provided, which monitors an operation state of a battery composed of a plurality of cells mutually connected in series. In this apparatus, a cell voltage of each of the plurality of cells is detected as information indicating an operation state of the battery. Based on the detected... Agent: Denso Corporation

20120153962 - Stress testing of silicon-on-insulator substrates using applied electrostatic discharge: A method of implementing electrostatic discharge (ESD) testing of an integrated circuit includes applying an ESD event to an exposed backside of a substrate of the integrated circuit, wherein the backside of the substrate is electrically isolated from circuit structures formed at a front-end-of-line (FEOL) region of the integrated circuit.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120153963 - Testing of a transient voltage protection device: A method of testing a voltage protection device in a circuit is provided. The circuit comprises a source and load and a detector is provided in parallel with the protection device. The method comprises opening a switching device provided in the circuit. The method further comprises detecting a property of... Agent:

20120153964 - System and method for detecting isolation barrier breakdown: A circuit system includes a first circuit for receiving an input signal, a second circuit for interfacing with a user, a signal path connecting the first circuit to the second circuit, the signal path including a first isolator and a second isolator serially connected to the first isolator, and a... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.

20120153966 - Apparatus for detecting fault of flying capacitor of insulated condition detecting unit: An apparatus for detecting a fault of a flying capacitor of an insulated condition detecting unit measures (step S1), at the start of discharge of the flying capacitor, a discharge voltage of the flying capacitor according to a charge voltage of a read capacitor. After a period from the start... Agent:

20120153965 - Dc capacitor degradation alarm circuit: A DC capacitor degradation alarm circuit is a capacitor degradation detection device including two filter circuits and a degradation detection element. The two filter circuits, which receive a rectified voltage and perform filtering operation, are coupled in parallel and include a plurality of capacitor modules coupled in series. Each capacitor... Agent:

20120153967 - Lead adapter for testing pacing thresholds across multiple vectors at implant: An adapter is used in conjunction with a testing device to test pacing thresholds of an implanted lead. A main body of the adapter includes a plurality of adapter contacts that are configured to electrically couple to the plurality of connector contacts. A connector module includes a first port configured... Agent:

20120153968 - Isolating and rfid-based sensor from environmental interference: An RFID-based sensor is provided with an RFID chip and an antenna electrically connected to the RFID chip. The antenna is adapted to receive energy from an RF field and produce a signal. The sensor also includes a sensing material electrically connected to the antenna and having an electrical property... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation

20120153969 - Measuring device working with microwave: A measuring device working with high frequency microwaves, especially frequencies above 70 GHz, comprises a microwave module for the production of microwave transmission signals and/or for the reception and processing of received microwave signals, and an antenna unit for the transmission of the microwave transmission signals and/or for the receipt... Agent: Endress + Hauser Gmbh + Co. Kg

20120153970 - Capacitive touch sensing devices and methods of manufacturing thereof: The present disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus for sensing the location(s) of conductive objects disposed near a sensor array. In one aspect, a sensor array includes a conductive row and a conductive column formed of non-transparent material(s). At least a portion of the conductive row overlaps at least a... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20120153971 - System and method for testing an electrostatic chuck: The present invention provides a reliable, non-invasive, electrical test method for predicting satisfactory performance of electrostatic chucks (ESCs). In accordance with an aspect of the present invention, a parameter, e.g., impedance, of an ESC is measured over a frequency band to generate a parameter functions. This parameter function may be... Agent:

20120153972 - Vehicle opening device: A sensing arrangement for sensing a body part in a vehicle opening is described. The arrangement includes a flexible sealing member with two separate electrically conductive members. The two electrically conductive members are interconnected by an electrical oscillator which generates an electric field in the vehicle opening. The arrangement also... Agent: Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems North America, Inc.

20120153973 - On-chip measurement of capacitance for micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) actuator circuit: A micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) actuator circuit and method. The circuit includes a current mirror, a voltage divider having an interior contact and coupled between the mirror output and a potential, an operational amplifier having an input coupled to the interior contact and a switch having input/output contacts separately coupled to... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

20120153976 - Device with overvoltage protection and method for its testing: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a device with overvoltage protection that includes a varistor which can be connected by a first connection via a first line to high-voltage potential in a circuit arrangement, while a second connection is connected to ground via a second line. Furthermore, an additional impedance is... Agent: Abb Research Ltd

20120153975 - Driver circuit: A branch circuit branches an input signal to be transmitted into multiple paths. Each timing adjustment circuit applies a delay to at least one from among a positive edge and a negative edge of a signal to be transmitted, which has been branched into a corresponding path. A combining output... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20120153974 - Test apparatus: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test, comprising a power supply section that generates a power supply voltage to be supplied to the device under test; an inductive load section provided in a path between the power supply section and the device under test; a plurality... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20120153977 - Test apparatus: To prevent an excessive current from flowing through a device under test. A test apparatus that tests a device under test, comprising a power supply section that generates a power supply voltage to be supplied to the device under test; an inductive load section that is provided in a path... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20120153978 - Ribbon terminal connecting apparatus: A ribbon terminal connecting apparatus for connecting a ribbon terminal of a photovoltaic device panel to an inspection apparatus terminal automatically when inspecting or measuring a photovoltaic device panel is provided. The ribbon-shaped terminal connecting apparatus includes a stand-up means, a base pressing means, a terminal connecting means and a... Agent: Nisshinbo Mechatronics Inc.

20120153979 - E-field probe integrated with package lid: A measurement apparatus is disclosed. The measurement apparatus includes a lid configured to be removably affixed to a microcircuit case. One or more penetrations through the lid allow insertion of a signal-conducting probe. The probe is removably affixed to the lid at the site of the penetration. The probe includes... Agent:

20120153980 - Probe assembly: A probe assembly includes a transducer, a cable, and a probe. A cover of the cable is made of pliable metal material or a flexible metal conduit. Opposite ends of the cable are respectively coupled to the transducer and the probe.... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120153981 - System and method for manufacturing a swallowable sensor device: Methods and systems for manufacturing a swallowable sensor device are disclosed. Such a method includes mechanically coupling a plurality of internal components, wherein the plurality of internal components includes a printed circuit board having a plurality of projections extending radially outward. A cavity is filled with a potting material, and... Agent: Innurvation, Inc.

20120153982 - Tester and test system including the same: Provided are a tester configured to test a semiconductor device and a test system including the same. The tester may include at least one contact unit and at least one memory controller. The contact unit is in contact with the semiconductor device. The memory controller is connected to the contact... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120153983 - Probe fixing device: A fixing device for fixing probes of an oscillograph. The fixing device includes a base, a holding member for holding the probe, and an arm connected between the base and the holding member. The arm is made of pliable metal material. Therefore, the arm may be bent and deformed easily.... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120153984 - Method and system for testing semiconductor device: A method for testing a semiconductor device includes testing the semiconductor device in a plurality of operation modes sequentially, and programming the semiconductor device to operate in at least one of the operation modes when the semiconductor device passes the testing.... Agent:

20120153985 - Testing apparatus for testing ports of printed circuit board: A test assembly includes a printed circuit board, a first subsidiary test chipset, a second subsidiary test chipset, and a main test chipset. The printed circuit board includes a first CPU socket and a second CPU socket. The first CPU socket includes a first socket pin. The second CPU socket... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

06/14/2012 > 67 patent applications in 52 patent subcategories.

20120146619 - Blood measuring apparatus: A blood measuring apparatus includes: a first chamber which includes a first wall provided with an aperture and in which diluted blood is contained; a second chamber which includes the first wall, a second wall opposed to the first wall and a peripheral wall and in which diluting solution is... Agent: Nihon Kohden Corporation

20120146618 - Method and apparatus for input cable length indication for sdi signals: A technique for indicating an input cable length includes measuring within a cable equalizer circuit a differential voltage that varies approximately linearly in proportion to cable length. The measured voltage is translated into a cable length measurement corresponding to the connected input cable. The translated input cable length measurements can... Agent: Gvbb Holdings S.a.r.l.

20120146617 - Method and apparatus for measuring the grain angle of a round wood object: This invention provides a method and apparatus for determining the grain angle of a wood object which has a circular cross section of constant or varying radius along the object's length. This apparatus may be hand-held or fixed mounted as testing circumstances dictate. The resulting grain angle may be displayed... Agent: Metriguard Inc.

20120146620 - Current sensor: A sensor for use in detecting a time-varying current in a conductor (106) comprises plural sets of two oppositely-configured sensor elements (104-1 . . . 104-6) arranged around a sensing volume having a central axis, the sensor elements (104-1A, 104-1B) of each set being provided substantially in a common plane... Agent: Sentec Ltd

20120146621 - Volumetric induction phase shift detection system for determining tissue water content properties: A method and apparatus of determining the condition of a bulk tissue sample, by: positioning a bulk tissue sample between a pair of induction coils (or antennae); passing a spectrum of alternating current (or voltage) through a first of the induction coils (or antennae); measuring spectrum of alternating current (or... Agent:

20120146622 - Test apparatus for power supply unit: A test apparatus for a power supply unit is provided, which includes a body unit configured to define a space to receive a light emitting diode (LED) and to provide a test environment to test a supply state of power applied to the LED; and a test unit mounted in... Agent:

20120146623 - Method, system, and apparatus for detecting an arc event using breaker status: A power equipment protection system includes a first circuit monitoring device configured to monitor a first circuit, a second circuit monitoring device configured to monitor a second circuit that is electrically coupled to the first circuit, and a processor communicatively coupled to the first circuit monitoring device and the second... Agent:

20120146624 - Voltage reference selector for use in conjunction with a multi-meter in taking electrical measurements from an electrical control panel: A voltage reference selector, used in conjunction with a multi-meter, allows user selection of a reference voltage to be used by the multi-meter from three different reference voltages of an electrical control panel when taking electrical measurements from the electrical control panel via the multi-meter. A portable voltage reference selector... Agent:

20120146625 - Sensor arrangement: The invention relates to a sensor arrangement for detecting at least one of the movement and the position of two components of an assembly, which are located close to each other or are disposed one inside the other and can be moved relative to each other, said sensor arrangement comprising... Agent: Micro-epsilon Messtechnik Gmbh & Co.kg

20120146626 - Method and arrangement for determining the position of a rotor in a brushless motor or in stepper motor: Method for determining the position of a rotor in a brushless motor or in a stepper motor, said method including the following steps: applying a voltage in at least one powered phase of the motor; measuring, in an unpowered phase of the motor, the voltage induced by mutual inductance between... Agent: Micro-beam Sa

20120146627 - Multi-periodic absolute position sensor: The disclosure relates to a magnetic position sensor including at least one permanent magnet. The disclosure also relates to a magnetic device for detecting a torque between a first shaft and a second shaft that are connected via a torsion bar. The aim of the disclosure is to provide a... Agent: Moving Magnet Technologies (mmt)

20120146629 - Measurement of shaft speed, angular displacement, position or movement: The disclosure relates to improvements in the measurement of shaft speed. The shaft has an end face and at least one detection mark provided on or in the end face of the shaft to enable the speed, angular displacement, position or movement of the shaft to be detected. The shaft... Agent: Turner Powertrain Systems Limited

20120146630 - Rotating angle detecting sensor: An angle detection error is prevented by using a columnar permanent magnet that is radially double-pole-magnetized as a rotating angle detecting sensor while avoiding a gap between a magnetic sensor and one end face of the permanent magnet from being narrowed. A permanent magnet (1) is a ferrite magnet or... Agent:

20120146628 - System and method for determining slue position: A slue position sensing system and method of modifying a machine to include such a slue position sensing system are disclosed. The slue position sensing system may include a swing sensor housing disposed between a swing motor and a swing drive. The swing sensor housing may be coupled to a... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.

20120146631 - Testing apparatus with read head holder having a gas jet: A test apparatus can test a read head and/or a disk. The test apparatus includes a rotatable spindle adapted to hold the disk, and a holder oriented to hold the read head with its air bearing surface adjacent the major surface of the disk during testing. The holder includes a... Agent: Microphysics Inc.

20120146632 - Apparatus and method for influencing and/or detecting magnetic particles: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for void size determination of voids within an object into which an aerosol containing magnetic particles has been introduced, in particular for determining the size of a patient's pulmonary alveoli, said patient having inhaled an aerosol containing magnetic particles To... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120146633 - Method for measuring resistance of resistor connected with mr element in parallel: A measuring method measuring a resistance of a resistor of a magnetic sensor that includes the resistor is provided. The method includes a step of measuring an output voltage of the magnetic sensor in an AC magnetic field, a step of measuring a first combined resistance of the MR element... Agent: Tdk Corporation

20120146634 - Magnetic inductive flow meter: A magnetically inductive flowmeter having a pressure-resistant housing made of plastic, comprising a measuring unit with a measuring channel of rectangular cross-section which is flown through by the measurement fluid, a channel wall, two opposing magnet poles at the channel wall, an electromagnet with magnet coil and magnet core for... Agent:

20120146635 - Method for examining the nuclear magnetic resonance in a sample and device for carrying out the method: Nuclear magnetic resonance in a sample volume located in a measuring volume is examined by generating a packet of laser pulses to act on the measuring volume when a quasi-static magnetic field occurs therein. If the resonance conditions for nuclear spins contained therein are fulfilled, the sample volume emits a... Agent: Karlsruher Institut Fuer Technologie

20120146637 - Apparatus, method and computer-accessible medium for determination of electrical properties of tissues and materials using multiple radio frequency measurements: An assembly for determining at least one electrical property of an object. The assembly includes at least one transmitter that can generate a plurality of electromagnetic field distribution patterns directed at an object. The assembly also includes a data apparatus with an MRI apparatus and a data processor. The MRI... Agent: New York University

20120146636 - Devices and process for high-pressure magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance: A high-pressure magic angle spinning (MAS) rotor is detailed that includes a high-pressure sample cell that maintains high pressures exceeding 150 bar. The sample cell design minimizes pressure losses due to penetration over an extended period of time.... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute

20120146640 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method: According to one embodiment, an MRI apparatus (20) includes a first acquisition unit, a second acquisition unit and a correction unit (100). The first and second acquisition units produce a plurality of echo signals by performing echo signal acquisition sequence of EPI including application of a gradient magnetic field in... Agent:

20120146642 - Magnetic resonance imaging with high spatial and temporal resolution: Methods, systems, and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are described. In one example, the method includes applying a sample-selective magnetic field gradient sequence along a slice direction to partition responses from a sample under magnetic resonance imaging into a plurality of different regions of slices in the k space,... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20120146639 - Method for two-dimensional correlation magnetic resonance spectroscopy: Methods for low-power in vivo localized multi-dimensional correlated magnetic resonance spectroscopy (“MRS”) are provided. Low-power adiabaticity is achieved, generally, using gradient-modulated radio frequency pulses for localization and mixing. The provided pulse sequences also provide a mechanism for longitudinal mixing, which significantly increases the efficiency of magnetization transfer and thereby increases... Agent:

20120146641 - Multi-dimensional cardiac imaging: A 5-dimensional imaging method and system is provided to acquire and display the effect of dynamic physiologic changes (either spontaneous or induced) on cardiac function of a patient's heart to elucidate their effects on diastolic myocardial function. In a patient free-breathing magnetic resonance imaging study, 3-dimensional spatial information is encoded... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

20120146638 - System and method for reducing localized signal fluctuation: A system and method is disclosed for eliminating localized fluctuation artifacts caused by fat signal contamination in MR images, the system includes a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system having a plurality of gradient coils positioned about a bore of a magnet, and an RF transceiver system and an RF switch... Agent:

20120146644 - Integrated field generation unit for an mrt system: The present embodiments relate to a magnetic resonance tomography system having a basic-field field generation device for generating a basic magnetic field. The magnetic resonance tomography system also includes a gradient-field field generation device for generating a gradient field, where the basic-field field generation device and the gradient-field field generation... Agent:

20120146645 - Magnetic field unit of an mri system for image capturing a head region: The invention relates to a magnetic field unit (1) of an MRI system (18) for image capturing a head region as the region to be recorded, comprising at least one permanent magnet (2) for generating a main magnetic field, a device (3) for generating a gradient field, and at least... Agent: Sirona Dental Systems Gmbh

20120146643 - Radio frequency coil and apparatus: A radio frequency (RF) coil for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system includes a first end ring, a second end ring, and a plurality of rungs electrically coupled between the first and second end rings, each rung including a first rung portion formed from a plurality of conductors and a... Agent: General Electric Company

20120146646 - Nanophotonic system for optical data and power transmission in medical imaging systems: The present disclosure is directed towards the transmission of data and/or power using nanophotonic elements. For example, in one embodiment, a medical imaging system is provided. The imaging system includes a multiplexed photonic data transfer system having an optical modulator configured to receive an electrical signal representative of a set... Agent: General Electric Company

20120146647 - Metal detector with at least one transmit/receive switch: The present invention relates to a method for detecting an electrically conducting target in soil, including the steps of generating a repeating transmit signal cycle of a fundamental period using transmit electronics, the repeating transmit signal cycle including a first period and a second period within each fundamental period; generating... Agent: Minelab Electronics Pty Limited

20120146648 - Autonomous electrical methods node: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for evaluating and measuring the geometry of a fracture.... Agent: Conocophillips Company

20120146649 - Electromagnetic measurements using a sensor cable having improved characteristics: To survey a subterranean structure, for acquiring an electromagnetic (EM) measurement signal across EM receivers having a target axial spacing, a group of more than two EM receivers in an interval defined by the target axial spacing along a sensor cable is provided. The spacing between successive ones of at... Agent:

20120146650 - Providing an electromagnetic source array having a plurality of electrodes: To perform surveying of a subterranean structure, an electromagnetic (EM) source array has a plurality of electrodes. Different subsets of the electrodes are dynamically activated to provide corresponding EM radiation patterns to survey the subterranean structure.... Agent:

20120146651 - Apparatus and method for sensing leakage current of battery: An apparatus for sensing leakage current of a battery includes a current sensing resistance installed on a current detection path of positive and negative terminals of a battery; a DC (Direct Current) voltage applying unit for inducing a potential difference with an opposite polarity to the current detection path through... Agent:

20120146652 - Assembled battery system and failure detection method of assembled battery system: An assembled battery system is disclosed that includes a plurality of serially-connected battery cells; voltage detecting lines connectable at one ends to electrodes of the battery cells of the assembled battery; electric resistors serially-connected at one ends to the other ends of the voltage detecting lines; capacitors connected to the... Agent:

20120146653 - Trailer light testing apparatus: A trailer light tester for supplying DC current to at least one circuit in a trailer where a seven pin female connector is rigidly and securely attached to a side or rear panel of the trailer light tester wherein, when the seven pin female connector which is rigidly and securely... Agent:

20120146654 - Test connector apparatus for look-both-ways testing: Test connector apparatus having an elongate tubular body housing a rotary switch, a cord extending from one end of the body to terminate with an adapter head, a rotary knob at the other end of the body to actuate the rotary switch, a plurality of terminals in the rotary knob... Agent: Aegis Pty. Ltd

20120146656 - Apparatus and method for detecting abnormality of high voltage circuit: Disclosed are abnormality detecting apparatus and method for a high-voltage circuit (A), in which: a square wave pulse is outputted to a measuring point (p1) with a switch (SW1) set off, the switch (SW1) provided between an inverter circuit (2) and the ground, a difference voltage (Vp-p) between a voltage... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20120146655 - Methods and apparatus for sensing ground leakage and automated self testing thereof: Methods and apparatus provide for: measuring leakage current from a source of AC power, which provides power to at least one load circuit; and comparing the measured leakage current values against one or more predetermined thresholds to establish status therefor; and automatically performing self tests to determine whether the leakage... Agent: Raritan Americas, Inc.

20120146657 - Short-circuit detection for touch panels: A short circuit detection module for a touch panel includes first and second short circuit detection circuits. The first short circuit detection circuit is coupled to a first conductive line of the touch panel. The first short circuit detection circuit is configured to drive the first conductive line with a... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

20120146658 - Debug state machine cross triggering: An embodiment of an electronic system includes a first electronic module, a second electronic module, a first debug circuit integrated with the first electronic module, a second debug circuit integrated with the second electronic module, and a communications interface between the first debug circuit and the second debug circuit. The... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

20120146659 - Method of evaluating a clamping portion of an electric wire and a terminal, and device for evaluating the clamping portion: There is provided a method of evaluating a clamping portion of an electric wire and a terminal, which can determine whether a clamping quality is good, or not, through simple test, and can easily test all of the clamping portions. The method of evaluating the clamping portion of an electric... Agent: Yazaki Corporation

20120146660 - Single-piece plug nose: A connector arrangement includes a single-piece plug nose body defining a cavity in which a storage device is held. A cover for the cavity is attached to the plug nose body by a living hinge. Example storage devices include an EEPROM on a printed circuit board. The storage device is... Agent: Adc Telecommunications, Inc.

20120146661 - Fault indicator capactive power source: The present invention provides, in at least one embodiment, a fault indicator powered by a capacitive power source. The capacitive power source can be a charged capacitor which can be charged by an electrostatic field and an electromagnetic field around a power line being monitored. The charged capacitor can be... Agent:

20120146662 - Coaxial cable connector, system and method of use thereof: Disclosed herein is a coaxial cable connector that includes a backscattering arrangement configured to receive an RF signal in a coaxial transmission line and produce a modulated backscattered response. The modulated backscattered response corresponds to a sensed condition in the coaxial cable connector.... Agent: John Mezzalingua Associates Inc.

20120146663 - Input channel diagnostics: This invention relates to input channel diagnostics for an industrial process control system. The invention provides improved apparatus and methods relating to fault containment, overload protection and input channel diagnostics.... Agent:

20120146664 - Efuse macro: An eFuse with at least one fuse unit is provided. The fuse unit includes a first common node providing a first reference voltage, a second common node providing a second reference voltage, at least one fuse coupled to the first common node, and a determining unit coupled between the fuse... Agent: Mediatek Inc.

20120146665 - System and method for determining power supply noise in an integrated circuit: A system for determining power supply noise in an integrated circuit includes a circuit system comprising a circuit element and a power delivery network, the power delivery network comprising at least one impedance, a channel formed by input and output portions of the circuit element, the channel having the impedance... Agent: Avago Technologies EnerpriseIP(singapore) Pte. Ltd.

20120146666 - Method and apparatus for measuring ac shield continuity for shielded twisted pair structured datacomm cable link: AC shield continuity for shielded twisted pair structured datacomm cable is determined by testing the cable, driven in a common mode, over a range of frequencies, to determine presence and location of shield breaks. DC ground path generated false results are thereby avoided.... Agent: Fluke Corporation

20120146667 - Radio frequency detector coils: A resonant radiofrequency (RF) detector assembly comprising a substrate, a coil formed on a front surface of the substrate, and two capacitors, each capacitor having a front plate which is formed on the front surface of the substrate and a rear plate formed on a rear surface of the substrate,... Agent:

20120146668 - Capacitive occupant sensing apparatus: A control circuit identifies whether an occupant on a seat is an adult or a child based on a first capacitance between a first sensing electrode and a ground and a second capacitance between a second sensing electrode and the ground. The first capacitance is computed based on a value... Agent: Denso Corporation

20120146669 - Apparatus and method for combined micro-scale and nano-scale c-v, q-v, and i-v testing of semiconductor materials: Current Voltage and Capacitance Voltage (IV and CV) measurements are critical in measurement of properties of electronic materials especially semiconductors. A semiconductor testing device to accomplish IV and CV measurement supports a semiconductor wafer and provides a probe for contacting a surface on the wafer under control of an atomic... Agent: Multiprobe, Inc.

20120146670 - Apparatus and method for measuring biochemical parameters: In a first embodiment, electrodes are coupled to a surface at first, second, and third locations, the first location being further from the third location than from the second location. Impedance is measured at distinct frequencies between pairs of the electrodes. As a result, impedance is measured at differing regions... Agent:

20120146671 - Method of and apparatus for detecting cracks in piezoelectric element: A method detects one or more cracks in a piezoelectric element interposed between a pair of electrodes and deforms according to a voltage applied thereto through the pair of electrodes. The method includes steps of applying a voltage at least at a resonance frequency of the piezoelectric element to the... Agent: Nhk Spring Co., Ltd.

20120146675 - Test device: A test device for testing a circuit board includes a base, a conveying platform, a driving unit, a connecting element, and a testing unit. The base has an operating space from above. The conveying platform is hinged to the base at a variable gradient, communicates with the operating space, and... Agent: Askey Computer Corp.

20120146674 - Determining local voltage in an electronic system: A system for measuring a test voltage level (Vx) in a location within a chip is presented. The system includes an on-chip measurement device with an on-chip comparator and an on-chip storage. The on-chip comparator is configured for comparing the test voltage (Vx) to be measured to a reference voltage... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120146673 - Method and equipment for testing semiconductor apparatuses simultaneously and continuously: A method for testing a plurality of semiconductor apparatuses, the method including mounting a plurality of semiconductor apparatuses on a first test board, wherein the plurality of semiconductor apparatuses include test circuits, loading test software into the test circuits, performing, by using the test circuits, self-tests on the plurality of... Agent:

20120146672 - Performance monitor with memory ring oscillator: Disclosed is a monitoring system that includes at least one performance monitor integrated into a semiconductor die. The performance monitor comprises at least one ring oscillator that includes a plurality of stages. Each stage comprises at least one memory device. In one embodiment, the performance monitor may also include a... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20120146676 - Method for measurement of a power device: A method is disclosed for the measurement of a power device in a prober, which serves the examination and testing of such components. In the process, a power device is held by a chuck, and at least one electric probe is held by a probe holder, and optionally, the power... Agent: Cascade Microtech, Inc

20120146677 - Probe card: A probe card facilitates a wiring connection, reducing working time and preventing a working error and includes a main circuit board having an opening in its center. A reinforcement member has a lower end coupled to that opening to prevent deforming the board. A sub-circuit board electrically connected to the... Agent: Sda Co., Ltd.

20120146678 - Testing in trays: Embodiments of the system and methods disclosed herein reduce the amount of handling necessary to organize the IC packages and thus may be utilized to increase the throughput of a test handler. To organize the IC packages, the IC packages may be initially placed on a first IC tray by... Agent: Rf Micro Devices, Inc.

20120146679 - Probe card stiffener with decoupling: A stiffener for a probe card assembly can include decoupling mechanisms disposed within radial arms of the stiffener. The decoupling mechanisms can be compliant in a direction along a radial direction of said radial arm and rigid in a direction perpendicular to said radial arm. The decoupling mechanisms can decouple... Agent: Formfactor, Inc.

20120146680 - De-embedding on-wafer devices: A transmission line is provided. In one embodiment, the transmission line comprises a substrate, a well within the substrate, a shielding layer over the well, and a plurality of intermediate metal layers over the shielding layer, the plurality of intermediate metal layers coupled by a plurality of vias. The transmission... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20120146681 - Connector test system: A connector test system includes a number of adapters, a number of testers, and a motherboard. Each tester is connected to a corresponding one of the adapters. The motherboard is configured for connecting to the connector. The motherboard includes a number of pins arrayed in a 9 by 10 matrix.... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen)co., Ltd,

20120146682 - Yield enhancement for stacked chips through rotationally-connecting-interposer: A set of first substrate and second substrate are manufactured with a built-in N-fold rotational symmetry around the center axis of each substrate, wherein N is an integer greater than 1. A set of N different interposers is provided such that an i-th interposer provides electrical connection between the first... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120146683 - Anomaly detector of permanent magnet synchronous electric motor: Under a condition that rotor rotation speeds ωes are equal, winding wire currents Id, Iq are equal, and winding wire inductances Ld, Lq are equal in first and second electric motors (1, 2), a magnet temperature anomaly detector (30) provided in a microcomputer (5) calculates a change ratio d(|Φml−Φmr|)/dt of... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Meidensha Corporation

06/07/2012 > 52 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories.

20120139525 - Detector for detecting a current carrying conductor: A locator for determining the location and/or orientation of a concealed conductor, comprising a reference field detector operable to detect an alternating magnetic field along a reference axis; a first field detector operable to detect an alternating magnetic field along a first axis; and a processor operable to calculate an... Agent: Radiodetection Limited

20120139526 - Voltage detection circuit: A voltage detection circuit used to detect a voltage source includes a Zener diode, a thyristor, a first resistor, a second resistor, a first light-emitting diode (LED), and a second LED. A cathode of the Zener diode is connected to the voltage source. An anode of the Zener diode is... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co, Ltd.

20120139527 - Mixed mode fluxgate current transducer: Electrical current transducer comprising a measuring circuit (6) and an inductor (4) for measuring a primary current IP flowing in a primary conductor (2), the inductor comprising a saturable magnetic core (10) made of a highly permeable magnetic material and a secondary coil (12) for carrying an alternating excitation i... Agent: Liaisons Electroniques-mecaniques Lem S.a.

20120139528 - Force compensated probe: A force compensated probe for electrical measurement is provided and includes a support structure having a back plate and sidewalls, a probe for electrical measurement of an article and an elastic base disposed to supportively couple the probe to the back plate such that the probe normally protrudes away from... Agent: General Electric Company

20120139529 - Readout apparatus for current type touch panel: A readout apparatus for a current type touch panel is provided. The readout apparatus includes a current-to-voltage converter, a voltage gain unit and an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The current-to-voltage converter converts a sensing current of the current type touch panel to a sensing voltage. The current-to-voltage converter includes a resistor... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited

20120139530 - Electromagnetic array for subterranean magnetic ranging operations: An electromagnetic array includes a plurality of axially spaced electromagnets deployed in a non-magnetic housing. The array further includes an electrical module, such as a diode bridge, configured to provide an electrical current having a fixed polarity to at least the first electromagnet in the array. The array may be... Agent: Smith International, Inc.

20120139531 - Position detecting system: A position detecting system for a differential movement system which moves a first surface and a second surface from a fixed surface includes an actuation system to move the second surface relative to the first surface and to allow the second surface to move with the first surface; a sensor... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

20120139532 - Rotation angle detection device: An output signal V1=sin θ is output from a first magnetic sensor and an output signal V2=cos(θ+α) is output from a second magnetic sensor. An output signal correction unit in a rotation angle computing device corrects the output signal V2 from the second magnetic sensor to an output signal V2′... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20120139533 - Angle of rotation detection device: An angle of rotation detection device includes an electrical angle detector (resolver and R/D converter) having the electrical angle of 360° set smaller than the mechanical angle of 360°, and providing a two-phase encoder signal corresponding to the electrical angle of a rotor; a two-phase encoder counter counting a two-phase... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120139534 - Current sensor arrangement: A current sensor arrangement comprises plural sensor elements arranged around a centre point, each of the sensor elements having a plane of zero sensitivity to uniform magnetic fields. A first one (202) of the sensor elements has a first angular separation (X1) relative to the centre point from a second,... Agent: Sentec Ltd

20120139535 - Magnetic sensor: The present invention relates to a magnetic sensor that provides the sensitivity adjustment on a wafer and that has a superior mass productiveness and a small characteristic variation. The magnetic sensor includes a magnetic sensitive portion provided on a substrate that is made of a compound semiconductor and that has... Agent:

20120139536 - Shipping container explosives and contraband detection system using nuclear quadrupole resonance: For container-carried explosives or contraband, stimulated emissions due to nuclear quadropole resonance are detected utilizing a terminated balanced transmission line and a directional coupler for the detection of explosives, contraband, narcotics and the like that exist in metal containers.... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.

20120139539 - Method for generating a pulse sequence to acquire magnetic resonance data, and operating method and magnetic resonance system employing the generated pulse sequence: In a method for generating a pulse sequence for operating a magnetic resonance (MR) system for acquiring data from an examination subject having an interfering object in the patient's body, the bandwidths of at least two of the RF (radio-frequency) pulses in the pulse sequence are matched such that the... Agent:

20120139540 - Method of evaluating performance characteristics: A non-destructive method of visualizing penetration of a soil and/or fabric conditioning component in a fabric using imaging techniques. The method may be used to determine qualitatively and/or quantitatively the penetration of soil and/or fabric conditioning component into the fabric. By comparing images before and after fabric treatment processes, the... Agent:

20120139538 - Mrt receiver coil with local data storage: The present embodiments relate to a method and a local coil arrangement for a magnetic resonance tomography system. The local coil arrangement includes an antenna element for the reception of signals from an object under examination. The local coil arrangement also includes an A/D converter for the conversion of analog... Agent:

20120139537 - Simultaneous asl/bold functional mri: This disclosure is generally drawn to methods, systems, appliances and/or apparati related to obtaining magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images. More specifically, the disclosure relates to obtaining MRI images using arterial spin labeling (ASL) and blood-oxygen-level dependence functional magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-fMRI) techniques. In some examples, a method of obtaining magnetic... Agent:

20120139541 - Determination of local sar in vivo and electrical conductivity mapping: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus produces calculations of local specific energy absorption rates (SAR) by calculating an electrical permittivity map of a subject. The electric permittivity is calculated by measuring the components of the B1 field induced by a radio frequency (RF) coil (16). The Hx and Hy components of... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120139542 - Subsurface water channel detection: A system for detecting a location of a subsurface water channel includes an anchor electrode for disposal in a first body of water and a mobile electrode for disposal in a second body of water. An electric current source can be coupled to at least one of the mobile electrode... Agent: Willowstick Technologies, LLC

20120139543 - Methods for improved active ranging and target well magnetization: A method for magnetizing a portion of a pre-deployed casing string includes deploying an electromagnetic array in a cased wellbore and energizing the array. The array includes a plurality of axially spaced electromagnets and is configured to generate a magnetic field pattern having at least first and second pairs of... Agent: Smith International, Inc.

20120139544 - System and method for recording the characteristic curves of light-emitting diodes (leds): The invention relates to a system for recording characteristic curves for a light-emitting diode arrangement (1) comprising at least one light-emitting diode (2). A control unit (4) is used to operate the light-emitting diode arrangement (1) and to record the diode current (8) and the voltage (9) on the light-emitting... Agent: Tridonicatco Schweiz Ag

20120139545 - Voltage detection device for assembled battery: An operational amplifier has an input biased at a predetermined reference voltage. A control unit opens both second switches and third switches corresponding to unit batteries being non-detection object, closes fourth switch. The control unit further closes both one of first switches and one of third switches corresponding to one... Agent: Denso Corporation

20120139546 - State based full and empty control for rechargeable batteries: State based full and empty control for rechargeable batteries that will assure a uniform battery empty condition, even in the presence of a load on the battery. A fuel gauge provides a prediction of the open circuit voltage of the battery, and when the predicted open circuit voltage of the... Agent: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

20120139548 - Analog switch, battery pack including the same and battery voltage measuring method: A battery pack is provided. The battery pack includes first battery cells, a second battery cell coupled to one of the first battery cells, a voltage sensing and balancing circuit for measuring voltages of the first battery cells and for maintaining voltage balance between the first battery cells, a controller... Agent:

20120139549 - Measuring isolated high voltage and detecting isolation breakdown with measures for self-detection of circuit faults: A system for making high voltage measurements to measure a voltage of a battery pack and detect of an isolation fault. The system includes a first resistive divider comprising at least a first resistive element and a second resistive element. The system also includes a second resistive divider comprising the... Agent: Coda Automotive, Inc.

20120139547 - Systems and methods of cell imbalance detection: Example embodiments of the systems and methods of cell imbalance detection disclosed herein may prevent any cell of a multi-cell battery pack from exceeding over voltage conditions of the battery. In an example embodiment, automatic cell imbalance detection may be performed using two cells in series. The example embodiment determines... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20120139550 - Arc fault detection method and system: An example arc fault detection system includes an electrical system, an electrical controller, a sensor, and a master controller. The electrical controller detects a voltage of the electrical system, a current of the electrical system, or both. The sensor detects an ultraviolet light level of the electrical system. The master... Agent:

20120139551 - Electrical and opto-electrical characterization of large-area semiconductor devices: The present invention relates to an electrical and/or opto-electrical characterisation method for testing large-area semiconductor devices in production, the method comprising the steps of providing a first electrode and placing it into electrical contact with a contact area of a conducting layer of a semiconductor device; providing a movable electrode... Agent: Universit&#xc9 Du Luxembourg

20120139552 - Method and apparatus for operating a cable for wind farms: A wind energy system is provided including a geographical position sensing module and a cable for transmitting energy from the wind energy system. The cable includes a first sensing device at a first location of the cable. The first sensing device is adapted for sensing a relative position of the... Agent:

20120139553 - Electrochemical cell monitoring and balancing circuit with self-diagnostic feature: A system and method for measuring a voltage of electrochemical cells of a pack. The system includes circuit elements individually associated with respective electrochemical cells of the pack and having electrical characteristics that are different such that individual electrochemical cells can be distinguished from one another. The system also includes... Agent: Coda Automotive, Inc.

20120139554 - Power conductor monitoring device and method of calibration: A power distribution monitoring system is provided that can include a number of features. The system can include a plurality of monitoring devices configured to attach to individual conductors on a power grid distribution network. In some embodiments, a monitoring device is disposed on each conductor of a three-phase network.... Agent:

20120139556 - Device for testing high-voltage equipment: An apparatus for testing a high-voltage equipment transformer or inductor has a filter transformer having a primary side connectable to line and a secondary side and a grounded electrostatic shield between the primary and secondary sides. A static frequency converter has a plurality of inputs connected to the filter-transformer outputs... Agent:

20120139555 - Instrument transformer test equipment and method: A method and apparatus for testing a transformer. A controller generates a switching signal and supplies the switching signal to a solid state switch in circuit with a test load of known magnitude, switching the solid state switch to place the test load in circuit with the transformer. A signal... Agent: Radian Research, Inc.

20120139557 - Rfid readable device with smart surface access: A monitoring system includes an array of concatenated sensing nodes, with each sensing node being configured to have at least one of near-field and far-field RF coupling circuitry to interface with an adjacent sensing node. A respective device is coupled to each of the sensing nodes. A reader device is... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20120139558 - Radio frequency identification tag: Provided is a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. The RFID tags includes: a conductive layer and a conductive line disposed above and below an insulation layer, respectively; an antenna connected to one end of the conductive line; a resistor connected to the other end of the conductive line; a first... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20120139559 - Positioning system for a traveling transfer system: The invention relates to a positioning system (1) for a traveling transfer system, comprising a traveling transport belt (2), at least one traveler (3) which travels on the transport belt (2), and a positioning device (4) having a plurality of position sensors (5) which are arranged on the transport belt... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20120139560 - Touch apparatus: A touch apparatus includes a touch unit, a detecting unit, and a compensation unit. The touch unit has a touch substrate and at least one conductive layer. The conductive layer is disposed on the touch substrate. The detecting unit is electrically connected with the conductive layer of the touch unit... Agent:

20120139561 - Detecting sensor, indicator position detecting device, and method for manufacturing detecting sensor: A detecting sensor is provided, including: on a base material, a plurality of first sensor conductors arranged in a first direction; a plurality of second sensor conductors arranged in a second direction intersecting the first direction; a plurality of first signal lines electrically connected to the first sensor conductors; a... Agent: Wacom Co., Ltd.

20120139562 - Directional capacitive proximity sensor: The present disclosure relates to a method for detecting an object near an electronic system, comprising steps of: forming electrodes around a central area, on an electrically insulating medium, determining measurements representative of the capacitance of the electrodes, and comparing the measurements with a detection threshold, and deducing whether or... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (rousset) Sas

20120139563 - Method for controlling a capacitive touch pad: The present disclosure relates to a method for measuring a capacitance of a pair of electrodes including charging the pair of electrodes and transferring the charge between the pair of electrodes and a sampling capacitor, and a measuring step representative of the capacitance of the pair of electrodes according to... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (rousset) Sas

20120139564 - Method and apparatus for single side bilayer formation: An apparatus for single-sided bilayer formation includes a first fluid chamber including a sidewall and a second fluid chamber extending through the sidewall. A barrier wall separates the first and second fluid chambers and includes a nanopore therein across which a planar lipid bilayer (PLB) is formed. In use, an... Agent: Electronic Bio Sciences, LLC

20120139565 - Moisture sensing: Measuring moisture content of a material under test. First and second sense voltages across a sense resistor are detected in response to application of respective first and second supply voltages across the sense resistor and the material under test. The material under test is electrically coupled to the sense resistor.... Agent: Polygon US Corporation

20120139566 - Method for performing burn-in test: Provided is a method for performing a burn-in test on an object under test in which a plurality of electrodes are provided in positions at different heights. The method comprising steps of: preparing an object under test in which an electrode in a higher position have a higher surface roughness... Agent: Tdk Corporation

20120139568 - Semiconductor device including integrated circuit: A semiconductor device that can be manufactured with reduced costs and that includes a first connecting terminal, a second connecting terminal, a third connecting terminal, and a first circuit module configured to operate in response a first signal and a second signal. When a mode signal is in a first... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120139567 - Switching apparatus and test apparatus: Provided is a switching apparatus that switches a connection state between two terminals, comprising a switch that switches the connection state between the two terminals according to a control voltage supplied thereto; a driving section that provides the switch with the control voltage corresponding to a control signal supplied thereto;... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20120139571 - System for field testing wireless devices with reduced multipath interference: A portable test chamber with an open top may serve as a field testing apparatus for wireless testing of electronic devices. A wireless device under test may be mounted within a cavity in the test chamber. The cavity may be surrounded by a dielectric lining of anechoic material. A layer... Agent:

20120139569 - Circuit apparatus: A circuit apparatus includes an input end, an output end, an enable module, a first function module and a second function module. The enable module couples to the input end for receiving an input voltage and outputs an enable signal while the input voltage falls within a first voltage scope.... Agent: Fortune Semiconductor Corporation

20120139570 - Semiconductor device and method for testing same: According to an embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a switch circuit selecting a signal pathway between a common terminal and one of a plurality of terminals using a plurality of FETs provided in series between the common terminal and each of the terminals. The semiconductor device also includes a test... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120139572 - Tester and test apparatus including the same: A tester may include a test head with a movable coupler, a probe card with a connector unit that is coupled with the coupler, and a needle block disposed on the probe card. In one example, the tester may test respective subsets of semiconductor devices on a wafer via a... Agent:

20120139573 - Test bracket for circuit board: A test bracket for testing a circuit board includes a base, two connection pieces, and a supporting member for supporting the circuit board. The base includes a board and two posts extending up from the board. The supporting member is pivotably installed between the posts. First ends of the connection... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120139574 - Vertical probe tip rotational scrub and method: A vertical probe tip rotational scrub and method is described. The vertical probe includes a wafer prober chuck; a wafer positioned on the wafer prober chuck; and at least one probe having a probe tip, the at least one probe tip rotatably mounted such that the probe tip provides a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120139575 - Method and apparatus for multi-planar edge-extended wafer translator: An apparatus, suitable for coupling a pads of integrated circuits on wafer to the pogo pins of a pogo tower in a test system without the need of a probe card, includes a body having a first surface and a second surface, the body having a substantially circular central portion,... Agent: Advanced Inquiry Systems, Inc.

20120139576 - Arrangement and method for testing an electric power generation system: An arrangement is provided for testing an electric power generation system, for example, a wind turbine system, which is to be connected to a utility grid having a predetermined first impedance. The arrangement includes an input terminal for connecting the arrangement to an output terminal of the power generation system.... Agent:

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