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Electricity: measuring and testing August inventions list 08/12

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08/30/2012 > 37 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories.

20120217952 - Circuit arrangement for frequency determination: A device and a method for frequency analysis. The frequency of an output signal is divided, and an auxiliary signal with a known frequency is subtracted from the low-frequency signal to define a low-frequency differential signal. The output frequency is determined on the basis of the frequency of the low-frequency... Agent: Conti Temic Microelectronic Gmbh

20120217953 - Methods for sensing cycle and phase difference of ac signals: The present disclosure discloses methods for sensing a cycle and a phase difference of an AC signal. A method for sensing the cycle of an AC signal may comprise the steps of: determining sample points in waveforms of the AC signal according to a fixed time interval; sampling N continuous... Agent: Rfdot Microelectronics Inc.

20120217954 - Current meter with voltage awareness: The flexibility of a branch circuit monitor is improved by a signal conditioning unit that outputs a voltage in response to an input voltage and which is configurable to output the same range of output voltages in response to input voltages varying over different ranges.... Agent: Veris Industries, LLC

20120217955 - Circular vertical hall magnetic field sensing element and method with a plurality of continuous output signals: A circular vertical Hall (CVH) sensing element and an associated method provide a plurality of output signals from a respective plurality of vertical Hall elements in the CVH sensing element at the same time.... Agent: Allegro Microsystems, Inc.

20120217957 - Angular position sensor and assembly comprising a rotary system and such a sensor: The invention relates to a sensor (1000) for continuously measuring the angular position (θa) of a shaft (1) rotatably mounted relative to a housing (2). Said sensor comprises: a stator (20); a rotor (10) attachable to the shaft (1); permanent magnets (3) having alternating polarities (N, S), located on the... Agent:

20120217956 - High resolution absolute orientation rotary magnetic encoder: A rotary encoder includes a magnet disposed on a rotational axis of the encoder. The magnet is polarized transversely to the rotational axis. A first magnetic sensor is disposed on the rotational axis proximate the on-axis magnet. A magnet ring is disposed rotationally coaxially with the rotational axis and has... Agent:

20120217959 - Electronic circuit, integrated circuit, and magnetic field detection device and electronic device including the same: An electronic circuit for detecting magnetism includes: a detection unit in which at least three detection blocks including at least one magnetic field detection element are arranged, wherein by selecting first and second detection blocks from among the at least three detection blocks based on a detection target object, a... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.

20120217958 - Portable electronic device adapted to compensate for gyroscope bias: According to one aspect, there is provided a method for compensating for gyroscope bias on a portable electronic device having a gyroscope, and at least one of an accelerometer and a magnetometer. The method includes determining a first attitude matrix and a second attitude matrix using data from the accelerometer... Agent:

20120217960 - 3-d magnetic sensor: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a magnetic field sensor comprising a squat soft-magnetic body disposed on a surface of a substrate comprising a magnetic sensor array having a plurality of spatially diverse magnetic sensor elements disposed in a predetermined configuration. In the presence of an external magnetic... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20120217961 - Magnetic sensor: A magnetic sensor includes a plurality of magnetoresistance effect elements and soft magnetic bodies. Each of the magnetoresistance effect elements is formed by stacking a magnetic layer and a non-magnetic layer on a substrate so as to exhibit a magnetoresistance effect. The magnetoresistance effect element is configured such that element... Agent: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

20120217962 - Magnetic sensor and manufacturing method therefor: A magnetic sensor having no sensitivity differences between sensitivity axes, and an easy manufacturing method therefor are provided. The method includes a process of forming first stacked films for a magnetoresistive element on a substrate. This element has a sensitivity axis in a certain direction and includes a self-pinned ferromagnetic... Agent: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

20120217964 - Current sensor, table tap with current sensor, and magnetic substance cover for current sensor: A current sensor including: a current bar through which a current flows; a magnetic substance core configured to cover at least a part of the current bar; a magnetic field measurement element that measures a magnetic field generated by the current flowing through the current bar; a substrate to which... Agent: Fujitsu Component Limited

20120217963 - Magnetic core, current sensor provided with the magnetic core, and current measuring method: A magnetic core to be used in a current sensor includes a first open end plane, which has a first element holding hole for holding a magnetoelectric conversion element formed therein, and a second open end plane, which has a second element holding hole for holding the magnetoelectric conversion element... Agent: Omron Corporation

20120217965 - Magnetic resonance tomography system: The present embodiments relate to a magnetic resonance tomography system that includes antenna elements and a controller for selection of the antenna elements. The controller is configured to select antenna elements that surround a field of view of the magnetic resonance tomography system in succession one after the other.... Agent:

20120217966 - Method for compensating for eddy current fields in magnetic resonance images: A method for compensating for eddy current fields in magnetic resonance images acquired using a magnetic resonance apparatus is provided. A global component of the eddy current fields corresponding to a zeroth order and a first order is compensated globally using a change in control parameters of at least one... Agent:

20120217967 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: In a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an embodiment, a measuring unit moves a couchtop on which a subject is placed to at least one position of a plurality of positions in an imaging space, adjusts shim coil current value supplied to the shim coil, and measures first shim... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120217968 - Measurement of formation parameters using rotating directional em antenna: A logging tool and method to make subsurface measurements is disclosed, wherein the tool is placed within a borehole penetrating a formation. The tool has a transmitter antenna and a receiver antenna spaced apart along a longitudinal axis of the tool, and at least one of the transmitter or receiver... Agent:

20120217969 - Led probe: A probe includes a main body and a sensor circuit board. The main body includes a through hole capable of accommodating an LED under test and an accommodation space capable of accommodating the sensor circuit board. The main body is made of opaque material. The sensor circuit board includes a... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120217970 - Protective device with automated self-test: The present invention is directed to an electrical wiring device that includes a test circuit that is configured to generate a recurring simulated fault signal. A detection circuit is configured to generate a test detection signal in response to the recurring simulated fault signal. An end-of-life monitor circuit is configured... Agent: Pass & Seymour, Inc.

20120217971 - Nfc system providing battery power level measurement features and related methods: A Near Field Communication (NFC) system may include a battery including a battery casing, at least one battery cell carried by the battery casing, at least one power measurement circuit carried by the battery casing and configured to measure a power level of the at least one battery cell, and... Agent: Research In Motion Limited, (a Corporation Organized Under The Laws

20120217972 - Method for setting the period for measuring voltage level of a battery in a mobile device and mobile device adapted thereto: A method and apparatus for setting a period for measuring voltage level of a battery are provided. The method includes determining whether the period for measuring the battery voltage level has elapsed, measuring battery voltage level when the period for measuring voltage level has elapsed, extracting and displaying a remaining... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

20120217974 - Method and apparatus for probing a wafer: A semiconductor wafer resting on a contact element has a spatially distributed force applied to its frontside and an equal and opposing force applied to its backside. The contact element comprises a solid immersion lens (SIL), and has an area less than the area of the wafer, but no less... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120217973 - System and method for flash bypass: A solar photovoltaic panel is disclosed that includes a photovoltaic cell, a local management unit connected between the cell and a string bus, and a bypass device connected to the cell that is operable to bypass the local management unit when conducting a flash test. The panel preferably further includes... Agent: Tigo Energy, Inc.

20120217975 - Inductive monitoring of a power transmission line of an electrical network: A method includes inductively coupling an electrical sensor to a transmission line associated with a node of an electrical network, and capturing power transmission information associated with the node through the electrical sensor. The method also includes communicating, through an electrical sensing device including the electrical sensor, information associated with... Agent:

20120217976 - Circuit for detection of failed solder-joints on array packages: A circuit for detecting changes in resistance at a solder joint connecting a constant voltage source supplying a first voltage and a pin of an array package during operation of the array package includes: a test circuit for applying a second voltage different from the first voltage at a side... Agent:

20120217977 - Test apparatus for pci-e signals: A test apparatus includes a sending chip, a receiving chip, first and second peripheral component interconnect express (PCI-E) buses between the sending and receiving chips, first to fourth pads, and first and second terminal resistors. Each pad includes first and second areas laid with copper and a void third area... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120217978 - Background noise measurement and frequency selection in touch panel sensor systems: A touch panel sensor system that can dynamically measure noise and automatically switch to a frequency with minimal noise is described. The touch panel sensor system includes a sensor configured to detect a change in capacitance associated with a touch upon a touch panel. The system also includes a drive... Agent: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

20120217979 - Electromagnetic generating device for testing electromagnetic compatibility: An electromagnetic generating device is used for testing an electromagnetic interference of electronic elements of an electronic device. The electromagnetic generating device includes a power source and a detector. The power source includes a power output. The detector includes a first magnetic guiding portion, a second guiding portion, and an... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120217980 - Test device and test method for measuring a phase noise of a test signal: A test device for measuring a phase noise of a test signal includes a delayer configured to delay the test signal to provide a delayed test signal, a first combiner, a second combiner, and a phase noise determinator. The first combiner is configured to combine a first signal with the... Agent:

20120217981 - Circuits, devices and methods having pipelined capacitance sensing: Capacitance sensing circuits, systems and method can include sample and hold (S/H) circuits that can retain analog values for one set of capacitance sensors, and sequentially convert such analog values into digital values while analog values for another set of capacitance sensors values are generated.... Agent: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

20120217982 - Capacitive sensing button on chip: An embodiment of an integrated circuit device may comprise an integrated circuit package, a sensor element attached within the integrated circuit package, a capacitance sensor coupled with the sensor element and situated within the integrated circuit package, wherein the capacitance sensor is configured to measure a capacitance of the sensor... Agent: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

20120217983 - Heat spreader flatness detection: A heat spreader includes a plurality of sensors that indicate that the heat spreader is flat against and in thermal contact with a plurality of chips when the heat spreader is loaded upon a chip stack. One or more nodes within the sensors are connected by electric conductors. The resistances... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120217984 - Resistance-measuring circuit and electronic device using the same: A resistance-measuring circuit includes a controller for outputting a PWM signal and further for adjusting the duty cycle of the PWM signal, and a sampling circuit for processing the PWM signal and transmitting the processed PWM signal to the sensor. The sampling circuit samples the signal outputted from the sensor... Agent: Fu Tai Hua Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120217985 - Test apparatus and test method: There is provided a test apparatus that is capable of applying, to a device under test, a current that rises within a short period. A test apparatus for testing a device under test, includes a current source that supplies the device under test with a current, a dummy load that... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20120217986 - Module assembly holding workboard: A module assembly holding workboard is provided and includes a base having a central portion to support a computing module, a first wing at a first side of the central portion to support a first adapter and a second wing at a second side of the central portion to support... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120217987 - Non-destructive determination of the moisture content in an electronic circuit board using comparison of capacitance measurements acquired from test coupons, and design structure/process therefor: Two test coupons are utilized in an apparatus, method and design process/structure for determining the moisture content in an electronic circuit board (e.g., a printed circuit board (PCB) or panel). The first coupon has a laminate stack-up with voltage planes separated from each other by dielectric material. These voltage planes... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120217988 - Flexible test fixture: A system for testing an electronic circuit board (ECB) having a plurality of test points in a pre-defined arrangement on a measurement device having a plurality of resources includes an interface fixture having a plurality of contact pads arranged in an array on a first surface. The contact pads can... Agent:

08/23/2012 > 42 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.

20120212211 - Polyphase power distribution and monitoring apparatus: A polyphase power distribution and monitoring apparatus having sets of outputs for each phase of power and monitors for each phase of power disposed in the housing. Each monitor provides a visible display of current for an associated phase of power and an audible alarm for each phase of power... Agent: Server Technology, Inc.

20120212212 - Voltage detecting circuit: In a voltage detecting circuit, a transistor is configured as a P-type MOSFET, and includes a source connected with an input terminal, a gate connected with a ground voltage terminal and a drain connected with an output terminal. A transistor is configured as a P-type MOSFET, and includes a gate... Agent: Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center

20120212213 - Non-invasive energy consumption monitoring: Devices, methods, and systems for non-invasive energy consumption monitoring are described herein. One or more device embodiments include a transformer configured to couple the device to a circuit conductor that is coupled to an additional device, a detection module configured to detect a change in a power signal over the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20120212214 - Method and system of a sensor interface having dynamic automatic gain control: Embodiments of the invention described herein provide a magnetic sensor interface capable of adjusting signal conditioning dynamically such that the true positive and negative peaks of the input signal are maintained for a given target across its entire speed range (0-Max rpm), therefore increasing the signal to noise ratio at... Agent: General Electric Company

20120212215 - Method and apparatus for estimating rotor angle of synchronous reluctance motor: Exemplary embodiments are directed to estimating a rotor angle of a synchronous reluctance motor. The motor has a stator and a rotor. A stator flux and a stator current are determined. Two orthogonal stator flux components in a stator reference frame are calculated from the stator flux. Two orthogonal stator... Agent: Abb Oy

20120212216 - Calibratable magnetic field sensor and method of producing same: Magnetic field sensor having a vertical Hall sensor element arranged in a semiconductor substrate, and an exciting conductor arrangement having at least one exciting conductor, the exciting conductor being arranged within an exciting conductor plane which is spaced apart, in parallel to the substrate surface, from the vertical Hall sensor... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

20120212217 - Apparatus and method for sequentially resetting elements of a magnetic sensor array: A semiconductor process and apparatus provide a high-performance magnetic field sensor with three differential sensor configurations which require only two distinct pinning axes, where each differential sensor is formed from a Wheatstone bridge structure with four unshielded magnetic tunnel junction sensor arrays, each of which includes a magnetic field pulse... Agent: Everspin Technologies, Inc.

20120212219 - Magnetic sensor and manufacturing method thereof: For each of electric current path units each including series-connected resistor elements, one end is electrically connected with power supply terminal Vcc, the other end is electrically connected with ground terminal GND, and connection portion between the resistor elements is electrically connected with output terminals Vo1-Vo4. Resistor element constituting each... Agent:

20120212218 - Magnetoresistive sensor: A magnetoresistive sensor is provided. Specifically, multiple layers of or single layer of conductor line are formed at the same level as an insulating layer on a substrate as a bottom conductive layer. A magnetoresistive structure is formed on the bottom conductive layer and has opposite first surface and second... Agent: Voltafield Technology Corporation

20120212220 - Electric junction box and current detection device: An electric junction box includes a current detection device that has a magneto-electric conversion element and a magnetic core with a gap portion where the magneto-electric conversion element is disposed to detect magnetic flux occurring on the magnetic core as a current. The magnetic core has a conductor insertion portion... Agent: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.

20120212221 - Dipole locator using multiple measurement points: A receiver and tracking system for identifying a location of a magnetic field source. In a preferred embodiment a plurality of tri-axial antennas are positioned at three distinct points on a receiver frame. Each antenna detects a magnetic field from a source and a processor is used to determine a... Agent: The Charles Machine Works, Inc.

20120212223 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and two-dimensional excitation adjustment method: An MRI apparatus and a two-dimensional excitation adjustment method capable of performing appropriately two-dimensional excitation of a region, in which materials with different resonance frequencies are present, according to imaging conditions are provided. In order to do so, when performing the two-dimensional excitation of a two-dimensional excitation region of an... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20120212222 - System and method for enhanced contrast mr imaging: A system and method for enhanced contrast MR imaging include a computer programmed to perform a first scan of an imaging object based on a first fast spin echo (FSE) scan sequence comprising a first series of RF pulses having a first flip angle sequence to acquire a first MR... Agent:

20120212224 - Suspended substrate circuits and nuclear magnetic resonance probes utilizing same: A nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) probe circuit assembly includes one or more probe circuits in signal communication with one or more respective sample coils configured for transmitting and/or receiving radio-frequency (RF) energy to and/or from a sample of interest. One or more of the probe circuits have a suspended substrate... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

20120212225 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a bore configured to accommodate a subject therein, an RF coil positioned about the bore, and an RF shield positioned about the RF coil. The RF coil includes a first portion positioned adjacent a lower surface side of the bore and spaced a distance... Agent:

20120212227 - metal detector target discrimination in mineralized soils: This invention relates to receive electronics of a metal detector for processing a received signal from a target in a soil, the receive electronics including: processing electronics for synchronous demodulating or sampling the received signal to produce at least two substantially ground balanced signals; processing electronics for processing the at... Agent:

20120212226 - Pre-amplifier and mixer circuitry for a locator antenna: A pre-amplifier circuit for connection to an antenna of a human-portable locator includes a differential amplifier/mixer pair and means for allowing a common-mode “phantom” signal to modulate a transfer function of the differential amplifier/mixer pair. The common-mode phantom signal modulates the transfer function of the differential pre-amplifier “onboard” the antenna... Agent:

20120212228 - Portable unmanned airship for magnetic-force surveying and a magnetic-force surveying system employing the same: Disclosed are a portable unmanned airship for magnetic survey and a magnetic survey system using the same. The portable unmanned airship includes a fuselage using buoyancy of gas and propelled by motive power of the fuselage itself; an auto-flight unit automatically guiding the fuselage; a magnetometer disposed in the fuselage... Agent: Korea Institute Of Geoscience & Mineral Resources

20120212229 - Azimuthally sensitive resistivity logging tool: Various systems and methods for implementing an azimuthally sensitive resistivity logging tool are disclosed. One such method involves transmitting a primary magnetic field from one or more coils placed on a drill collar and receiving several electrical signals, where each of the electrical signals is received from a respective one... Agent: Cbg Corporation

20120212230 - Testing a solenoid of a directional control valve: A method of testing a solenoid of a directional control valve in a subsea hydrocarbon production system, the solenoid having a coil and an armature for operating the valve and the coil being energized by a drive voltage across it, the method comprises removing or reducing the drive voltage and... Agent:

20120212231 - Switching device: In a switching device with at least one first electrical switching device input and at least one first electrical switching device output and at least one second electrical switching device output, wherein in a first operating state of the switching device the first switching device input is electrically connected with... Agent: Eaton Gmbh

20120212232 - Busbar for battery electrode post connection and battery voltage monitor using the same: A busbar for battery electrode post connection with a terminal for voltage detection is provided. Both ends of a length direction of a rectangular thin plate of a conductive metal are left and an elongated opening is formed in a center. Two holes through which an electrode post of one... Agent: Yazaki Corporation

20120212233 - Battery tester: A battery tester determines a remaining level of charge of a battery mounted within a separate electronic device having an audio jack. The battery tester includes a plug and a circuit having a high impedance input amplifier. At least one electrical contact of the plug is electrically coupled to an... Agent: Nuwave Technologies, Inc

20120212234 - Water analysis measurement arrangement: A water analysis measurement arrangement for determining a concentration of ions and/or ionic compounds in an aqueous medium includes a closed buffer solution housing comprising a pH buffer solution. The closed buffer solution housing is configured to communicate with the aqueous medium via an electrolyte bridge. A reference electrode is... Agent: Hach Lange Gmbh

20120212235 - Method and apparatus for detecting the existence of a safety ground: An apparatus including a test device for assessing the quality of a safety ground is provided. The test device is configured to receive an energy signal from a power source for charging a vehicle and to generate a first output signal in response to the first energy signal. The test... Agent: Lear Corporation

20120212236 - Testing device for computer connector: A testing device is used to test the life of a connector of an electronic device. An external connector is plugged into the connector. The testing device includes a base, a fixing assembly for fixing the electronic device on the base, a driver, a pressing head driven by the driver... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120212237 - Integrated system including signal analysis circuit: An integrated system is provided. The integrated system includes a control system and a signal analysis circuit configured to provide a test signal having a frequency to the control system, receive a feedback signal from the control system, and analyze the test signal and the feedback signal to generate a... Agent:

20120212238 - On-chip measurement of ac variability in individual transistor devices: An apparatus for determining alternating current (AC) delay variation of a transistor device under test includes a ring oscillator, the ring oscillator having the transistor device under test configured within a feedback path of the ring oscillator; and circuitry configured to measure a difference between a first signal delay path... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120212239 - System and method for analyzing timing of semiconductor chip: Example embodiments relate to a method performed by an apparatus for analyzing time of a semiconductor chip. The method may include defining a netlist, defining time delays of devices defined in the netlist, performing a normality test using the time delays, judging a p-value based on the normality test, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120212240 - Detection of a conductive object during an initialization process of a touch-sensing device: A method and system for detecting a presence of a conductive object proximate to a capacitive sense element during an initialization process of a touch-sensing device. A reference sense element is calibrated to produce a sensing parameter value. A capacitance of a plurality of capacitive sense elements is measured based... Agent:

20120212241 - Interactive play set with capacitive sensors: Embodiments of an interactive play set with capacitive sensors, the play set configured to detect human touch, the presence or identity of small play objects, and play sound effects in response thereof. In some embodiments, play sets have capacitive sensors that detect the presence of play objects with coplanar sensor... Agent: Pure Imagination LLC

20120212242 - Graphene-based sensor: Sensors containing Graphene with Extended Defects are described.... Agent: Dioxide Materials Inc

20120212243 - Synthesized current sense resistor for wide current sense range: A circuit has a first sense resistor circuit having components including a first-circuit active element to provide a sense resistance to sense a current in a load in series therewith, the sense resistance being established by an input command voltage. A second sense resistor circuit has components replicating the components... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20120212244 - Test board and method of using same: A test board is provided. The test board includes a test module configured to accommodate an integrated circuit (IC) device and first wirelessly enabled functional blocks located in the test module and configured to communicate with second wirelessly enabled functional blocks of the IC device.... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20120212246 - Method and apparatus for testing ic: A testing method includes measuring an electrical parameter of a device under test (DUT) and a corresponding temperature of the DUT one or more times, determining coefficients in a pre-constructed model based on a plurality of measured values of the electrical parameter and corresponding measured temperatures to characterize a relationship... Agent:

20120212245 - Circuit and method for testing insulating material: An integrated circuit is disclosed. The integrated circuit includes an insulating material layer. The integrated circuit also includes a metal structure. Furthermore, the integrated circuit includes a via through the insulating material layer that is coupled to the metal structure for testing insulating material by applying dynamic voltage switching to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20120212247 - Test apparatus and test method: Provided is a test apparatus for testing a plurality of devices under test formed on a semiconductor wafer, including: a probe card to be connected to respective contacts of the plurality of the devices under test on a connection surface to be overlapped on the semiconductor wafer, the probe card... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20120212248 - Construction structures and manufacturing processes for integrated circuit wafer probe card assemblies: Enhanced microfabricated spring contact structures and associated methods, e.g. such as for electrical contactors and interposers, comprise improvements to spring structures that extend from the substrate surface, and/or improvements to structures on or within the support substrate. Improved spring structures and processes comprise embodiments having selectively formed and etched, coated... Agent:

20120212249 - Hard and wear-resisting probe and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention relates to a hard and wear-resisting probe and manufacturing method thereof, and particularly relates to a hard and wear-resisting probe comprising tungsten steel (WC) and manufacturing method thereof. This hard and wear-resisting probe is substantially made of a tungsten steel with high hardness and wear resistance so... Agent: King Yuan Electronics Co., Ltd

20120212250 - Semiconductor element testing system having air filter: A semiconductor element testing system having an air filter includes a testing apparatus, a first hollow frame, a fan assembly, a second hollow frame, and an air filter. The testing apparatus includes a housing having an opening. The first hollow frame is arranged on the housing and includes a flange,... Agent: King Yuan Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120212251 - Signal transmission circuit device, semiconductor device, method and apparatus for inspecting semiconductor device, signal transmission device, and motor drive apparatus using signal transmission device: Disclosed is a signal transmission circuit device (200) including a feedback signal transmission unit (210) that feeds back a control output signal (Sout) as a feedback signal (Sf) to an input side circuit (200A). A logical comparison circuit (212) detects “mismatch” between input and output by performing logical comparison between... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.

20120212252 - Printed circuit board registration testing: A structure for determining misregistration of layers of a printed circuit board. A first conductive pattern is on a first layer of the printed circuit board. A second conductive pattern on a second layer of the printed circuit board. There is a hole through the first layer and the second... Agent:

08/16/2012 > 38 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories.

20120206126 - Capacitive coupling based sensor: A capacitive coupling based sensor is disclosed. In some embodiments, a sensor comprises a transmitter and a receiver that are configured to be capacitively coupled when a coupling condition is satisfied as well as a circuit configured to determine whether a received signal that is received by the receiver matches... Agent: Silego Technology, Inc.

20120206127 - Measuring and controlling wafer potential in pulsed rf bias processing: Apparatus and methods are provided for monitoring a pulsed RF bias signal applied to a chuck in a processing chamber. One method includes operations for detecting voltage values of individual pulses of the pulsed RF bias voltage, and for determining the time for sampling the value of each individual detected... Agent:

20120206128 - Electrochemical corrosion potential probe assembly: An electrochemical corrosion potential (ECP) probe assembly for monitoring ECP in a high velocity reactor line includes an airfoil shaped ECP cover that improves the streamlines over and around an ECP sensor. The airfoil shaped cover includes flow holes drilled normal to the surface of the ECP cover. As such,... Agent:

20120206129 - System and method for calibrating a magnetometer with visual affordance: A method and system are provided for calibrating a magnetometer of a mobile device. The method comprises displaying a visual indication of a gestural path on a display of the portable electronic device, monitoring for changes in orientation of the portable electronic device, changing the visual indication in response to... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20120206130 - Determining a motion range of a piston of a cylinder: Position detecting devices 1a and 1b respectively include Hall IC switching on/off the state of the output depending on relative position to magnet 140 placed so that moving direction of piston 110 is perpendicular to the boundary of a first magnetic pole and a second magnetic pole and resin for... Agent:

20120206131 - Resolver and resolver-rolling bearing unit: A resolver includes: a resolver rotor attached to a rotational shaft; an annular resolver stator that is provided on a radially outer side of the resolver rotor and that has a plurality of teeth each opposed, across a clearance, to an outer peripheral face of the resolver rotor and circumferentially... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20120206133 - Resonant electromagnetic sensor: The present device relates to a sensor capable of detecting changes in the electromagnetic field it generates when in proximity to either conductive or nonconductive materials. This occurs by way of oscillating a transmit coil with an electro motive force at a resonant frequency thus creating an electromagnetic field. The... Agent:

20120206132 - Shielded eddy current coils and methods for forming same on printed circuit boards: A shielded eddy current coil probe is formed on a printed circuit board and comprises a first coil component forming a test coil and a second coil component forming an active shielding coil. The test coil and the active shielding coil are concentrically arranged and the number of coil windings... Agent: Olympus Ndt Inc.

20120206134 - Mems oscillating magnetic sensor and method of making: A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device for sensing a magnetic field comprising: a base; a cantilever attached to the base structure at a first end and movable at a second end, the second end oscillating at a predetermined frequency upon application of a current; a magnetic sensor attached to the movable... Agent: U.s. Government As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army

20120206135 - Production method of gas cell, and gas cell: A production method of a gas cell includes: forming a coating layer on a surface of a plate material; assembling a plurality of the plate materials having the coating layer formed thereon so as to form a cell surrounded by the surface having the coating layer formed thereon; and filling... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120206136 - Flux-locked loop circuit, flux-locked loop method, and squid measuring apparatus: Provided are a flux-locked loop circuit, a flux-locked loop method and a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) measuring apparatus. The flux-locked loop circuit includes a pre-amplifier configured to amplify a signal output of a SQUID, an integrator configured to integrate a signal output from the pre-amplifier and output the integrated... Agent:

20120206137 - Monolithic tri-axis amr sensor and manufacturing method thereof: A monolithic tri-axis anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensor and the method of manufacturing of the AMR sensor are presented. In one embodiment, the monolithic tri-axis AMR sensor includes (a) a substrate, (b) a first horizontal direction sensor disposed on the substrate, (c) a second horizontal direction sensor disposed on the substrate,... Agent: Memsic, Inc.

20120206138 - Method for operating a metal detection system and metal detection system: A method for operating a metal detection system that comprises a balanced coil system. One embodiment of the method comprises: determining the phase and magnitude of related signals at least for a first metal contaminant for at least two transmitter frequencies and for at least two particle sizes of the... Agent: Mettler-toledo Safeline Limited

20120206139 - Pet/mr scanners for simultaneous pet and mr imaging: In a combined system, a magnetic resonance (MR) scanner includes a magnet configured to generate a static magnetic field at least in a MR examination region from which MR data are acquired. Radiation detectors are configured to detect gamma rays generated by positron-electron annihilation events in a positron emission tomography... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N. V.

20120206141 - Method and apparatus for sensing the presence of explosives, contraband and other molecules using nuclear quadrupole resonance and a swept frequency continuous wave source: 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 between the transmission lines, in which a swept frequency continuous wave generator is utilized to scan between 100 KHz... Agent:

20120206140 - System and method for generating a magnetic resonance image using prospective motion correction and parallel imaging: A method for generating a magnetic resonance (MR) image includes acquiring MR data from each of a plurality of RF coils and applying a prospective motion correction method to the MR data for each RF coil including determining a set of motion measurements that include a scan plane orientation associated... Agent: General Electric Company

20120206142 - Device for generating opposing fields and method for operating a magnetic resonance scanner: A device for generating opposing fields for shielding an implant in the body of a patient during a magnetic resonance imaging, which device comprises a field generation unit with one or more field generation configured to generate field pulses and a control unit coupled with the field generation unit, and... Agent:

20120206143 - Resonant electromagnetic sensor: The present device relates to a sensor capable of detecting changes in the electromagnetic field it generates when in proximity to either conductive or nonconductive materials. This occurs by way of oscillating a transmit coil with an electro motive force at a resonant frequency thus creating an electromagnetic field. The... Agent:

20120206144 - Method and apparatus for monitoring cement sheath degradation related to co2 exposure: The present invention provides methods, apparatuses and systems for more effectively and efficiently, directly and indirectly monitoring cement degradation related to carbon dioxide exposure by measuring one or more electrical properties related to resistivity of cement behind a casing in a well.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20120206145 - Array test method for organic light emitting display device and method for manufacturing the organic light emitting display device: A test method of a pixel circuit array in an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display, the pixel circuit including a first capacitor connected to a first transistor, the first transistor transmitting a data signal and controlling a light emitting amount of an organic light emitting element according to a... Agent:

20120206146 - Technique for identifying at least one faulty light emitting diode in a string of light emitting diodes: A method includes receiving a first voltage from an intermediate node in a string of multiple light emitting diodes (LEDs). The method also includes receiving at least one second voltage based on a string voltage (VLED) across the string of LEDs. The method further includes identifying whether at least one... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20120206147 - Electrostatic capacitive sensor: An electrostatic capacitive sensor able to detect a first electrostatic capacitance and a second electrostatic capacitance, comprising: a member wherein is formed a movable diaphragm that has electrical conductivity; a thin-film electrode that forms a first electrostatic capacitance with the diaphragm; a thin-film electrode that forms a second electrostatic capacitance... Agent: Azbil Corporation

20120206149 - Method and apparatus for ground distance protection: The invention relates to a ground distance protection method, which comprises: measure local source impedance based on fault component at both ends (M, N) of the transmission line in the case of a ground distance fault has occurred. Send the measured local source impedance from a first end to a... Agent: Abb Research Ltd.

20120206148 - Method and device for determining a maximum leakage current: The invention relates to a method and a device for determining a maximum leakage current in unearthed power supply networks with a plurality of conductors. The method comprises the steps of: feeding of a measurement signal UP with a measurement frequency fPuls into a conductor arrangement, setting the measurement frequency... Agent: Dipl.-ing. W. Bender Gmbh & Co. Kg

20120206150 - Adjustable gain amplifier, automated test equipment and method for adjusting a gain of an amplifier: The adjustable gain amplifier comprises an amplifier transistor comprising a control terminal and a controllable path. The adjustable gain amplifier also comprises a variable impedance circuit, which is configured to provide variable impedance for varying a gain of the amplifier transistor. The load path of the amplifier transistor and the... Agent:

20120206151 - Fault detection for laminated core: A method of evaluating the condition of a laminated core of an electric machine including positioning a magnetic flux injection excitation yoke extending between a pair of teeth of the laminated core, and the excitation yoke being wound with an excitation winding defining an electrical circuit for producing a magnetic... Agent:

20120206152 - Electric leakage detection apparatus: An electric leakage detection apparatus may quickly detect an electric leakage. An electric leakage detection apparatus may include a pulse generator that supplies a pulse to a coupling capacitor, a voltage detector that detects a voltage at the coupling capacitor, an electric leakage determination unit that compares the voltage detected... Agent: Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120206153 - Electric leakage detection apparatus: An electric leakage detection apparatus may quickly detect an electric leakage. An electric leakage detection apparatus includes a pulse generator that supplies a pulse to a coupling capacitor, a voltage detector that detects a voltage at the coupling capacitor, an electric leakage determination unit that compares the voltage detected by... Agent: Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120206154 - Input device interference determination: An interference determining circuit for a capacitive sensor device comprises an amplifier, absolute differential circuitry, and comparator circuitry. The amplifier is configured for receiving a reference voltage at a first input and for receiving a resulting signal at a second input. The resulting signal is from a sensor electrode of... Agent:

20120206155 - System for assembling and utilizing sensors in containers: A system for measuring parameters in a container is disclosed. A container has a solution. A protective layer is deposited over at least one sensor and at least one wall of the container, where the protective layer is attached to the wall of the container to form a seal between... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp.

20120206156 - Sensor and method for sensing at least one analyte using such sensor: A sensor is disclosed. In one aspect, the sensor includes at least one resistive switching sensing element which has a resistive switching layer that can be switched from a high resistance state to a low resistance state by creating a first electric field over the resistive switching layer and that... Agent: Stichting Imec Nederland

20120206157 - Structure of burn-in oven: An improved structure of a burn-in oven includes a housing, a loading support, a cooling-fan assembly, and a motor-fan assembly. A circuit-board-space and an exhaust channel are defined inside of the housing, wherein the exhaust channel is provided with a plurality of venting holes such that the circuit-board-space and the... Agent: King Yuan Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120206158 - Wide area soft defect localization: Various apparatus and methods of testing a semiconductor chip for soft defects are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of testing a semiconductor chip that has a surface and plural circuit structures positioned beneath the surface is provided. An irradiation mask directs light or heat to a series of fractional... Agent:

20120206159 - Interface: Embodiments of interfaces are disclosed. One such interface has a plurality of connector assemblies, each connector assembly in a single opening of a plurality of openings passing completely through the interface. Each connector assembly has first and second connectors that are electrically and physically coupled to each other.... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.

20120206160 - Testing of semiconductor chips with microbumps: Test structures for performing electrical tests of devices under one or more microbumps are provided. Each test structure includes at least one microbump pad and a test pad. The microbump pad is a part of a metal pad connected to an interconnect for a device. A width of the microbump... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20120206161 - Circuit having an external test voltage: A circuit having an external test voltage includes an amplifier, a first P-type metal-oxide-semiconductor transistor, a second P-type metal-oxide-semiconductor transistor, at least one reference resistor, at least one test resistor, a first upper resistor, a second upper resistor and a lower resistor. The second P-type metal-oxide-semiconductor transistor is the same... Agent:

20120206162 - Fault detection for laminated core: A method and system for evaluating the condition of a laminated core of an electric machine, and including a first yoke wound with a first winding and having a first pair of arms spanning between a first pair of teeth of the laminated core, and a second yoke wound with... Agent:

20120206163 - Method for monitoring a permanent magnet motor: A test setup for a permanent magnet motor provides a method for identifying symmetry or asymmetry in the magnetic fields of the motor's permanent magnets. The setup comprises a test circuit that includes a fixed reference node that provides a stable reference to which the motor's common node can be... Agent: Ingersoll-rand Company

08/09/2012 > 29 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.

20120200284 - Power measurement device: A power measurement device for sampling current or voltage signals of a power system to produce a 1-bit delta-sigma bitstream. The power measurement device includes a frequency locked loop for determining the power system frequency directly from the 1-bit delta-sigma bitstream. The frequency locked loop includes a 1-bit rotate CORDIC... Agent: Smart Energy Instruments, Inc.

20120200285 - Wire management method with current and voltage sensing: A wire management method using a wire manager including current sensing features provides input for power measurement and management systems. The wire manager may be a single wire or single bundle retaining device with a current sensor such as a hall effect sensor integrated therein, or may be a multi-wire... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120200286 - Resolver: A SIN signal detection coil is divided into two parts in a circumferential direction and further into two parts in a radial direction so that a SIN-coil first part and a SIN-coil second part are arranged on an outer circumferential side and a SIN-coil third part and a SIN-coil fourth... Agent: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120200287 - Spinstands for testing a head gimbal assembly: There is disclosed a spinstand for testing a head gimbal assembly. The spinstand includes a gripper operable to grip the head gimbal assembly and a load pick device operable to hold a head gimbal assembly and to move the head gimbal assembly into an exchange position where it can be... Agent: Xyratex Technology Limited

20120200288 - Apparatus for measuring hall effect: The present invention relates to a hall-effect measuring apparatus for measuring characteristic values of a semiconductor using hall-effect. In an embodiment of the present invention, the hall-effect measuring apparatus for measuring characteristic values of a semiconductor sample using hall-effect comprises a magnetic flux density applying device for accommodating a sample... Agent:

20120200289 - Measuring device for determining an operating state variable of a rotating structural element, in particular a bearing: A measuring device for determining an operating state variable of a rotating structural element, in particular a bearing, which has a plurality of components. Specifically, the measuring device has a permanent magnet, an encoder ring for manipulating the magnetic field which is generated by the permanent magnet, a magnetic field... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co. Kg

20120200290 - Low offset spinning current hall plate and method to operate it: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method and apparatus for removing the effect of contact resistances for Hall effect device contacts. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a Hall effect device comprising a plurality of force and sense contact pairs. The force and sense contact pairs comprise... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20120200292 - Magnetic sensor: A magnetic sensor includes magnetoresistive elements and a soft magnetic body. The magnetoresistive elements have multi layers including a magnetic layer and a nonmagnetic layer on a substrate, and exert a magnetoresistance effect. The soft magnetic body is electrically disconnected with the magnetoresistive elements, and converts a vertical magnetic field... Agent: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

20120200293 - Non-contact current and voltage sensing method: A method of measurement using a detachable current and voltage sensor provides an isolated and convenient technique for to measuring current passing through a conductor such as an AC branch circuit wire, as well as providing an indication of an electrostatic potential on the wire, which can be used to... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120200291 - Non-contact current and voltage sensor: A detachable current and voltage sensor provides an isolated and convenient device to measure current passing through a conductor such as an AC branch circuit wire, as well as providing an indication of an electrostatic potential on the wire, which can be used to indicate the phase of the voltage... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120200294 - Magnetic resonance antenna arrangement: A magnetic resonance antenna arrangement having a plurality of antenna elements disposed around a measurement chamber and a plurality of switching elements is provided. The antenna elements and the switching elements are disposed and interconnected such that in a first switching configuration of the switching elements, the antenna elements form... Agent:

20120200295 - Method to generate magnetic fields of high uniformity and compensation of external dispersed field, and system for its embodiment: A method to generate magnetic fields of high uniformity within the object examined in which two pairs of coils are used in which the current flows in the same direction and sense.... Agent: Politechnika Poznanska

20120200296 - Technique for identifying at least one faulty light emitting diode in multiple strings of light emitting diodes: A method includes receiving a first voltage from a first node associated with a first string of multiple light emitting diodes (LEDs). The method also includes receiving a second voltage from a second node associated with a second string of multiple LEDs. The method further includes identifying whether at least... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20120200297 - Device for measuring battery voltage and related monitoring device: The invention relates to a device for measuring battery voltage including an accumulator (Ai), characterized in that said measuring device comprises: an alternating current generator (II), at least one first diode (D1i) and at least one second diode (D2i) arranged in series such that said first diode (D1i) is connected... Agent: Commissariat A L'energle Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20120200298 - Automotive battery soc estimation based on voltage decay: A method is provided for determining a state-of-charge of a battery for a vehicle. The vehicle is in a charging state when the engine is operating and a non-charging state when the engine is not operating. A first battery voltage is measured at a first predetermined time period after battery... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120200299 - Handheld electrical testing device: A handheld electrical testing device is provided. The handheld electrical testing device includes a housing, electrical circuits located inside the housing for testing electrical components and sending results of the electrical test to a display, a display located on the surface of the housing, a selector switch located on the... Agent:

20120200300 - Apparatus for preventing damage to electronics caused by a broken or damaged service neutral line connection: This invention is a system that will prevent damage to electronics if the service neutral line is broken or damaged, or if other failures cause the voltage between the active line and neutral line to increase above typical regulated values. Damage to the service neutral line can cause erratic voltages... Agent:

20120200301 - Sensing system and method for manufacturing the same: A system includes a sensor housing having a base portion, a lid portion, and a joining portion. The joining portion is configured to be wrapped around at least a portion of an electrical wire. The lid portion includes one end detachably coupled to a first end of the base portion... Agent: General Electric Company

20120200302 - Electrical impedance imaging: An apparatus for electrical impedance imaging has electrodes arranged on an electrode carrier in an arrangement including a unit of repetition. The unit of repetition repeats over the electrode carrier and has an angle of rotational symmetry less than 90°. Specifically, the unit of repetition is an equilateral triangle or... Agent:

20120200303 - High bandwidth passive switching current sensor: In an printed circuit board on which an integrated circuit die is mounted, an array of plated through holes (PTHs) are formed which include conductive power and ground PTH structures which are connected to provide power and ground reference voltages to the integrated circuit die, and isolated current sensing PTH... Agent:

20120200305 - Device for monitoring cell culture development: According to the invention, an electrical heating resistor (1) is in contact with a receiving surface for heating a cell culture (CC), the resistor being connected to an electric circuit for providing heating power so as to keep the cell culture (CC) at a prescribed temperature setting (Tref). An element... Agent:

20120200304 - System and method for use in determining the thickness of a layer of interest in a multi-layer structure: A method for use in determining the thickness of a layer of interest in a multi-layer structure. A first electrode is positioned in contact with a first surface of the multi-layer structure, and a second electrode is positioned in contact with a second surface of the multi-layer structure. The second... Agent:

20120200306 - Capacitance voltage conversion circuit, input apparatus using the same, electronic instrument, and capacitance voltage conversion method: A capacitance voltage conversion circuit, which converts respective capacitances of a plurality of sensor capacitors into voltages, includes: a plurality of capacitance current conversion circuits disposed in respective correspondence with the sensor capacitors, each capacitance current conversion circuit configured to generate a detection current corresponding to a capacitance of a... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.

20120200307 - Compensation circuit for a tx-rx capacitive sensor: A capacitive sensor may include a transmit electrode and a receive electrode capacitively coupled with the transmit electrode. A capacitance sensing circuit senses a capacitance between the transmit and receive electrodes by applying a signal to the transmit electrode and rectifying a signal induced at the receive electrode. A compensation... Agent: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

20120200308 - Supercapacitor electrodes: The present invention relates to a method of producing an electrodeposited metal oxide coating for a supercapacitor electrode. The present invention relates to the chronoamperometric electrodeposition of the metal oxide over a period from a few seconds, up to about 30 seconds leading to superior performance as a result of... Agent: Newcastle Innovation Limited

20120200309 - Cell for broadband dielectric spectroscopy: In one general aspect, an apparatus can include a block defining a temperature control channel therethrough and a defining a sample chamber. The apparatus can also include an electrode disposed inside of the block such that the sample chamber is fluidically isolated from the temperature control channel by the electrode.... Agent: Brigham Young University

20120200310 - Water content detection sensor: A water content detection sensor includes a circuit member in which low resistance conductors disposed in parallel to each other and a high resistance conductor connecting end portions of the respective low resistance conductors, a carrier body having a water-proof property and an insulating property, and a coating body having... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120200311 - Photovoltaic device with electronic switch(es): Photovoltaic device comprising a photovoltaic generator comprising a number of photovoltaic cells, characterized in that it comprises at least one switch with a control device comprising a control capacitor (Ccde) and a control resistor (Rcde), linked to the switch so as to slow down the control of the opening of... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20120200312 - Element substrate, inspecting method, and manufacturing method of semiconductor device: A substrate including a semiconductor layer, where characteristics of an element can be evaluated with high reliability, and an evaluating method thereof are provided. A substrate including a semiconductor layer of the invention has a closed-loop circuit in which an antenna coil and a semiconductor element are connected in series,... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

08/02/2012 > 49 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories.

20120194166 - Driving method and method for measuring feed through voltage of electrophoretic display: A driving method of an electrophoretic display is provided. The driving method includes the following steps. A plurality of pixels of a display panel of the electrophoretic display are configured as a plurality of blocks. A common voltage of the display panel is set to a first voltage. A plurality... Agent: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.

20120194167 - High throughput label free nanoparticle detection and size assay: The present invention employs the resistive pulse technique (RPT) which affords very high electrical bandwidth for the device, which surpasses that of currently available systems and devices. Further, devices in accordance with the present invention are fabricated with very simple microfabrication technologies, making the present invention more cost efficient and... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20120194168 - Lightning current detection sensor: The present invention has an object to provide a lightning current detection sensor that has a configuration resistant to high voltage and high current in a lightning strike and has high sensitivity and high resolution. In a lightning current detection sensor 10, an insulation-coated wire 22 wound in multiple turns... Agent: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

20120194169 - Df/dt trigger system and method: A dF/dT trigger system and method includes instantaneously triggering on a frequency deviation of a data signal, which can be associated with an SSC signal. After receiving a signal at an input terminal of a test and measurement instrument, the signal is low-pass filtered and transmitted to trigger circuitry. When... Agent: Tektronix, Inc.

20120194170 - Load detection for switched-mode power converters: In one embodiment, a method for detecting a load in a switched-mode power converter is provided. The switched-mode power converter includes high and low-side power switches which are configured to be driven respectively by high and low-side drive signals to provide a switching voltage. The high and low-side drive signals... Agent: International Rectifier Corporation

20120194171 - Active core current sensor: Methods and system for sensing current include detecting current through a sensing coil resulting from a field produced by current through a primary conductor. The sensing coil has a core that may become saturated by the primary current field. If the core is not saturated, a sensing circuit may detect... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20120194172 - Current sensing apparatus: A current sensing device (50) having a plurality of discrete, repeatable, user-selectable setpoint values. Current sensing circuitry (32) of the device includes a multi-position switch (34) operative to alternatively connect discrete impedances (e.g. resistors R1, R2, R3, or R4) into the circuit in order to change the setpoint value. A... Agent:

20120194173 - Connector, probe, and method of manufacturing probe: Each of the probes includes an end part configured to come into contact with an electrode terminal; a spring part having a meandering shape and connected to the end part; a housing part bent to enclose the spring part; and a bent part provided between the spring part and the... Agent: Fujitsu Component Limited

20120194174 - Mechanical packaging and method for a single current sensor integrated into an electricity meter: An electricity meter comprises a single current sensor with a toroidal coil that has an inner bore extending substantially through the sensor. The meter also has two current conductors that form one of a pair of line-side blades of the meter. The electricity meter also has a disconnect switch with... Agent: Elster Solutions, LLC.

20120194175 - Sensor: The present invention is directed to a sensor with a body and a magnetic field sensor. The body includes a plurality of structures arranged in a first direction to effect a periodically varying magnetic field upon movement of the body in the first direction. The magnetic field sensor is configured... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20120194176 - Electronic interface for lvdt-type pressure transducers using piezoresistive sensors: A transformer-less, solid-state pressure transducer assembly having significantly better characteristics than the electro-mechanical assemblies of the prior art. The pressure transducer assembly of the present invention achieves the many of the same functions as transducer assemblies of the prior art having transformers, however the pressure transducer assembly of the present... Agent: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.

20120194177 - Minimizing magnetic interference in a variable reluctance resolver excited by 180 degree differential signals: A multi-pole variable reluctance resolver is balanced wired and driven by 180 degree differential signals. Capacitive passive elements may be serially added to the resolver to minimize magnetic interference and cancel flux between poles of the same polarity and orthogonal poles, as well as minimize the effect of input driving... Agent:

20120194178 - Rotor for rotation sensor: A rotor for a rotation sensor may be mounted on a bearing that supports a wheel on an automotive vehicle so that it can detect the number of revolutions for the wheel. The rotor for a rotation sensor 1 includes a reinforcing ring 2 formed like an L-shape in cross... Agent:

20120194179 - Sensor system: A system including a spinning current Hall sensor and a chopping circuit. The spinning current Hall sensor is configured to provide input signals and the chopping circuit is configured to receive the input signals. Spinning phases of the spinning current Hall sensor are lengthened in residual offset adjustment phases to... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20120194181 - Magnetic sensor, magnetic sensor driving method, and computer-readable recording medium: A magnetic sensor includes: a pulse generation circuit that generates a pulse having a pulse width shorter than the power-on time of an intermittent power supply signal from an external intermittent power supply; a magneto-electric conversion element; and a switch that controls, based on the pulse, a signal application time... Agent:

20120194180 - Magnetoresistive device and method for manufacturing the same: A magnetoresistive device includes a carrier, an xMR-sensor, a magnetic layer formed above an active xMR-region of the xMR-sensor and an insulating layer arranged between the xMR-sensor and the magnetic layer.... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20120194182 - Method for production of a magnetic sensor element: A method is provided for producing a magnetic sensor element, the magnetic sensor element having at least one magnetic pathway that extends along a displacement path and that has a plurality of magnetic north-south transitions, as well as at least one magnetic sensor mounted so as to be movable relative... Agent:

20120194183 - Image acquisition optimization: A system and a method for acquiring image data of a subject with an imaging system is provided. The system can include a gantry that completely annularly encompasses at least a portion of the subject, with a source positioned within and movable relative to the gantry. The source can be... Agent: Medtronic Navigation, Inc

20120194190 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method for adjusting excitation region: s

20120194184 - Method and system for designing excitation pulses for magnetic resonance imaging: Methods and systems for designing excitation pulses for magnetic resonance imaging are provided. One method includes parameterizing spin-domain rotation parameters to define parameterized variables and defining a constrained optimization problem based on the parameterized variables. The method also includes solving the constrained optimization problem and generating parameters for the RF... Agent:

20120194185 - Method and system for determining a magnetic resonance system activation sequence: A method and control sequence determination facility for determining a magnetic resonance system activation sequence that includes a multichannel pulse train with a plurality of individual HF-pulse trains to be emitted by the magnetic resonance system via different independent high-frequency transmit channels of a transmit facility in a parallel manner... Agent:

20120194186 - Mr imaging system for discriminating between imaged tissue types: A system provides B1- and B0-insensitive, blood flow and motion-robust T2-preparation and T2-preparation combined with inversion recovery. An MR imaging system discriminates between imaged tissue types based on transverse relaxation time (T2) or transverse relaxation time combined with longitudinal recovery time (T1). A signal generator generates a pulse sequence for... Agent:

20120194188 - System and method for controlling apparent timing dependencies for t2-weighted mri imaging: A system and method for imaging includes applying an RF excitation pulse to a region-of-interest (ROI) in the presence of a first slice selective gradient and applying a readout gradient to acquire a echo signal from the ROI, wherein a time between the RF excitation pulse and the echo signal... Agent:

20120194189 - System and method for diffusion-modulated relaxation magnetic resonance imaging: A system and method for applying an RF excitation pulse to the region of interest (ROI) and a plurality of selective gradients to the ROI to elicit MR data pertaining to at least a first MR parameter from the ROI. The system and method also apply at least one diffusion... Agent:

20120194187 - System for suppression of artifacts in mr imaging: An MR system acquires, over multiple heart cycles, image datasets representing multiple image slices of an anatomical region of interest of a patient. In the device, an RF signal generator and a magnetic field gradient generator provides an RF pulse and magnetic field gradient sequence for RF signal excitation of... Agent:

20120194192 - Mechanically flexible magnetic resonance coil with opening conductor structures: The present embodiments relate to a local coil for a magnetic resonance tomography system, the local coil including an antenna element that includes a releasable connection to form an opening.... Agent:

20120194193 - Method for independent manipulation of a fat and a water component in magnetic resonance imaging: An MR imaging system independently manipulates a fat and a water component of MR signals used for generating image data. An RF signal generator and a magnetic field gradient generator provide an RF pulse and magnetic field gradient sequence for acquisition of an MR signal discriminating between anatomical objects based... Agent:

20120194191 - Techniques for detecting magnetic resonance imaging field: A device includes a housing, a first magnetic field sensor, a second magnetic field sensor, and a control module. The housing is configured to be implanted in a patient. The first magnetic field sensor is located at a first location within the housing and is configured to measure a first... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120194194 - Nmr sample containers: A kit and methods of using including a package with at least one NMR tube comprising an elongate cylindrical body with an open proximal end and a band around an outside of the cylindrical body, the band positioned adjacent the open proximal end and having a width extending along a... Agent: Norell, Inc.

20120194195 - Magnetic ranging method and apparatus: A method and system is provided for minimizing delays in a magnetic ranging method. Delays are minimized by establishing synchronicity between triggering of a three-axis magnetometer and energisation of a solenoid assembly deployed in the borehole being drilled and the first borehole, respectively. Synchronicity enables measuring various components of the... Agent: Precision Energy Services, Inc.

20120194196 - Electromagnetic source to produce multiple electromagnetic components: An electromagnetic (EM) source assembly for performing marine subterranean surveying includes electrodes in an arrangement configured for towing through a body of water. A controller is configured to selectively activate different sets of the plurality of electrodes, where a first of the sets produces an EM field in a first... Agent:

20120194197 - Fuel gauging system and method thereof: A lighting system is provided that includes at least one lighting device, at least one connector, and a plurality of external power sources. The at least one lighting device includes at least one lighting source, and an internal power source applying a first electrical current to illuminate the at least... Agent: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.

20120194198 - Sensor arrangements for measuring magnetic susceptibility: A device and method for determining the state of charge of an object, such as an electrochemical battery cell. The device includes a state of charge sensor having a primary magnet that creates a primary magnetic field, and at least one magnetic field sensing element. The sensitivity axes of the... Agent:

20120194199 - Battery voltage monitoring apparatus: The battery voltage monitoring apparatus has a structure in which, for each adjacent two of battery cells, the positive electrode of the battery cell on the higher voltage side and the negative electrode of the battery cell on the lower voltage side are connected to a corresponding one of common... Agent: Denso Corporation

20120194200 - Fuse continuity detection: Systems, methods, and circuits are disclosed for detecting continuity of a fuse or other current protection device in a circuit. For example, a signal is generated and coupled onto a closed circuit in which the continuity of the fuse closes the circuit. The signal is then coupled from the closed... Agent: Xantrex Technology Inc.

20120194201 - Frequency based fault detection: A electrical circuit includes an excitation voltage connected via a first circuit path to an output, a switching device having a control terminal and first and second controlled terminals connected to the first circuit path, and a controller that generates a control signal provided to the control terminal of the... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

20120194202 - Drive failure protection: The present techniques include methods and systems for detecting a failure in a capacitor bank of an electrical drive system. Embodiments include using discharge resistors to discharge capacitors in the capacitor bank, forming a neutral node of the capacitor bank. In different capacitor configurations, the neutral node is measured, and... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20120194203 - Bioelectrical impedance measuring apparatus: A bioelectrical impedance measuring apparatus may include an impedance measuring unit configured to provide an inspection current based on a predetermined current to a living body, and obtain an inspection voltage corresponding to an impedance of the living body, an amplification unit configured to amplify the inspection voltage with reference... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120194204 - Minute impedance variation detection device: A minute impedance variation detection device includes a differential amplifier, first and second impedances, a sensing electrode and a signal source. The differential amplifier has first and second input ends and an output end. The first impedance is connected to the first input end. The second impedance is connected to... Agent: Invention Element Inc.

20120194205 - Rapid screening buffer layers in photovoltaics: An apparatus and method of testing electrical impedance of a multiplicity of regions of a photovoltaic surface includes providing a multi-tipped impedance sensor with a multiplicity of spaced apart impedance probes separated by an insulating material, wherein each impedance probe includes a first end adapted for contact with a photovoltaic... Agent:

20120194208 - Coaxial four-point probe for low resistance measurements: Various exemplary embodiments provide probes, systems and methods for measuring an effective electrical resistance/resistivity with high sensitivity. In one embodiment, the measuring system can include an upper probe set and a similar lower probe set having a sample device sandwiched there-between. The device-under-test (DUT) samples can be sandwiched between two... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20120194206 - Measuring apparatus: A test for connecting a transmitter and a receiver of a device under test with each other is carried out by a measurement device. The measurement device 100 connected to a device under test 200 including a transmission unit 202 and a reception unit 204 includes an input port 102... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20120194207 - Method and system for testing of mems devices: Some embodiments provide methods, process, systems and apparatus for use in testing multi-axis Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) devices. In some embodiments, methods of testing are provided, comprising: selecting, according to a test specification and a test program, at least a first MEMS device on a substrate comprising a plurality... Agent:

20120194209 - System and method for picking and placement of chip dies: m

20120194210 - Probe card wiring structure: The present disclosure provides a probe card for wafer level testing. The probe card includes a space transformer having first power/ground lines and first signal lines embedded therein, wherein the first power/ground and signal lines are configured to have a first wiring pitch on a first surface and a second... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20120194211 - Optical device inspecting apparatus: To provide an optical device inspecting apparatus which can be set to take many objects at one time more freely compared with conventional apparatuses, and can accurately inspect even an optical device wherein an optical sensor is offset from a microlens. Provided is an optical device inspecting apparatus having a... Agent:

20120194212 - Fine pitch guided vertical probe array having enclosed probe flexures: Probes suitable for use with densely packed fine-pitch 2-D contact arrays are provided by use of an electrically insulating guide plate in connection with vertical probes, where the vertical probes have probe flexures that are either vertically folded sections, or coils having a horizontal axis. Preferably, the probes are configured... Agent:

20120194213 - Probe card: A probe card for testing electrical characteristics of an object to be tested includes a plurality of contactors for contacting the object during the testing; a plurality of tester chips configured to send and receive electric test signals to and from the object to test the electrical characteristics of the... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited

20120194214 - Equipment and method to classify semiconductor packages: An equipment and method to classify semiconductor packages diced on a substrate into defective and non-defective semiconductor packages includes a loading preparation table to receive a plurality of semiconductor packages to be inspected, a first inspection unit to inspect and classify the semiconductor packages received at the loading preparation table... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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