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Electricity: measuring and testingBelow are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/28/2013 > 49 patent applications in 43 patent subcategories.
20130314072 - Polarity detection circuit: The polarity detection circuit includes a first diode with anode receiving a first phase of the AC power supply voltage and a second diode with anode receiving a second phase, opposite the first phase. The detection circuit further includes a constant-voltage power supply outputting a positive constant voltage. A first... Agent: Fdk Corporation
20130314073 - Energy consumption monitoring system, method, and computer program: The monitoring device includes: a load specifying information storage unit which stores, for each type of the load, information including typical energy consumption and a usage time slot of the load; and a recommended consumption information storage unit which stores recommended consumption of energy for each type of the load.... Agent:
20130314074 - Measurement device: To provide a measurement device which allows long-term accurate measurement of voltage without adversely affecting a device under test, by ensuring a predetermined level of resistance to ESD and reducing leakage current. A measurement device includes a probe needle for contacting a device under test, a first FET for detecting... Agent:
20130314075 - Offset error compensation systems and methods in sensors: Embodiments relate to reducing offset error in sensor systems. In embodiments, the sensitivity and offset of a sensor depend differently on some parameter, e.g. voltage, such that operating the sensor at two different values of the parameter can cancel the offset error. Embodiments can have applicability to stress sensors, Hall... Agent:
20130314077 - Displacement measurement device: The displacement measurement device according to the present invention includes: a metal object movable in a moving direction within a moving plane; a measurement coil arranged such that an opposite area of a measurement coil surface opposite to the moving plane is varied with a movement of the metal object;... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130314078 - Integrated micro actuator and lvdt for high precision position measurements: A single housing with a non-ferromagnetic piezo-driven flexure has primary and secondary coil forms of different diameters, one coaxially inside the other, integrated in the flexure. The cylinders defining the planes of the primary and secondaries do not spatially overlap. The secondary coil forms may be wound in opposite directions... Agent: Oxford Instruments PLC
20130314076 - Retractable assembly: A retractable assembly for immersion-, flow- and annex-measuring systems in analytical process technology for measuring at least one measured variable of a medium in a process containment, comprising an essentially cylindrical housing having a housing interior; an immersion tube, which is axially movable between a retracted service position in the... Agent: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft Fü R Mess- Und Regeltechnik Mbh + Co. Kg
20130314079 - Rotation angle detection device: Provided is a rotation angle detection device capable of obtaining a detection result in a wider angle range with high accuracy. A rotation angle detection device 1 is provided with a part to be detected 4 which is attached to a throttle shaft S by a rotor 3, and a... Agent: Mikuni Corporation
20130314080 - Quality control of diamagnetic materials using magnetic levitation: The ability to levitate and detect height and orientation of diamagnetic objects suspended in paramagnetic solutions using an inhomogeneous magnetic field is described. By comparing the measured height and orientation of a sample material with the measured height and orientation of a reference material, quality control of objects can be... Agent: President And Fellows Of Harvard College
20130314081 - Coil arrangement for a magnetic induction impedance measurement apparatus comprising a partly compensated magnetic excitation field in the detection coil: A coil arrangement (215) for a magnetic induction impedance measurement apparatus comprises an excitation coil (208) configured for generating a magnetic excitation field in an object, a shimming coil (364) for generating a shimming field, and a detection coil (210-214) configured for detecting a magnetic response field generated in response... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20130314082 - Apparatus and method for detecting crack in small-bore piping system: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for detecting a crack in a small-bore piping system. The apparatus includes a sensor unit, a bobbin coil, a power supply unit, and a signal reception unit. The sensor unit is configured such that a plurality of magnetic sensors is arranged thereon and... Agent: Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation Chosun University
20130314083 - Mixed current sensor and method for fitting said sensor: s
20130314084 - Apparatus for detecting crack using heterogeneous magnetic sensors: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and a method for detecting a crack. The apparatus includes a power supply unit, a sensor module, and a signal reception module. The power supply unit supplies power. The sensor module receives the input power from the power supply unit, and outputs sensing power corresponding... Agent: Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation Chosun University
20130314085 - Interface for medical imaging device: A system and method for modifying an imaging plane of a medical imaging device is presented. An electronic device includes a tilt sensor. The electronic device is configured to monitor a tilt of the electronic device. A computer is configured to receive an indication of the tilt of the electronic... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20130314086 - Motion sensitized and motion suppressed imaging using dante prepared pulse trains: Systems and methods for motion sensitized and motion suppressed quantitative imaging of a subject are provided as a train of interlaced radio frequency (RF) and magnetic field gradient pulses. Non-selective Delay Alternating with Nutation for Tailored Excitation (DANTE) pulse trains may be used in combination with gradient pulses and short... Agent:
20130314087 - Broad bandwidth magnetic resonance spectroscopy at high static (b0) magnetic field using polarization transfer: A magnetic resonance (MR) generating a static (BO) magnetic field of 5 Tesla or higher controller is configured to control an MR scanner to perform an MR sequence (14) including: performing an excitation/localization sub-sequence (30) on a subject disposed in the static (BO) magnetic field generated by the MR scanner... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20130314089 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an embodiment includes a static magnetic field magnet, a gradient coil, a bore tube and a sealed space forming unit. The gradient coil is formed to be approximately cylindrical, arranged in a cylinder of the static magnetic field magnet, and adds a gradient... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130314090 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: In order to improve image quality, a technique for obtaining information for eliminating distortions of the k-space in the readout direction and the phase encoding direction caused by the waveform distortion of the gradient magnetic field pulse is provided. A pulse sequence for the main scan is used to repeatedly... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20130314088 - Multi-channel coil arrangement: A multi-frequency coil array arrangement can be provided. For example, a plurality of radio frequency coil arrangements can have a first coil arrangement(s) resonant at a single first frequency and a second coil arrangement(s) resonant at a single second frequency which is lower than the first frequency... Agent: New York University
20130314091 - Rf coil and magnetic resonance imaging device: To provide a technique for sufficiently eliminating magnetic coupling between RF coils and improving image quality when a multi-element multi-tuned RF coil is used as a receive RF coil for an MRI device. In the invention, each of RF coils which constitute a multi-element multi-tuned RF coil which is used... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20130314092 - Sensing the magnetic field of the earth: A magnetometer includes a sensor housing having an internal bore formed therethrough and a magnetic field sensor disposed within the internal bore of the sensor housing. The magnetic field sensor is fixedly mounted within the internal bore of the sensor housing. A magnetic flux concentrating block is disposed proximate to... Agent:
20130314093 - Method and system employing a solution contact for measurement: An inline metrology method and system using an electrolytic cell for measuring electrical characteristics of a semiconductor device, such as a photovoltaic device, during manufacture.... Agent: First Solar, Inc.
20130314094 - Battery management system with distributed wireless sensors: A system for monitoring parameters of an energy storage system having a multiplicity of individual energy storage cells. A radio frequency identification and sensor unit is connected to each of the individual energy storage cells. The radio frequency identification and sensor unit operates to sense the parameter of each individual... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
20130314095 - Battery degradation determining device: A battery block 12 includes a parallel or series circuit of battery units. Each battery unit is provided with a battery module including at least one secondary battery. Measured voltage values VDET˜VDET[n] and measured current values IDET˜IDET[n]) from the battery modules 1˜1[n] inside the battery units BU˜BU[n] are sent to... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130314096 - Photovoltaic array systems, methods, and devices with bidirectional converter: Devices, systems and methods for operating, monitoring and diagnosing photovoltaic arrays used for solar energy collection. The system preferably includes capabilities for monitoring or diagnosing an array, under some circumstances, by using a bidirectional power converter not only to convert the DC output of the array to output power under... Agent: Ideal Power Converters, Inc.
20130314097 - Device for detecting the insulation resistance of a high voltage battery system: A device for detecting the insulation resistance of a high-voltage battery system of a motor vehicle that includes a high-voltage battery and a high-voltage component which is operatively connected to terminals of the high-voltage battery via converters. The device includes a reference resistor operatively connected to the terminals of the... Agent: Magna E-car Systems Gmbh & Co. Og
20130314098 - Equipment and a plug-in unit of the equipment: Equipment including at least one plug-in unit (102) and a body device (101) for receiving the plug-in unit is presented. The equipment includes a circuit (124) including a test signal generator for supplying a test signal to a measurement circuit including galvanic contacts provided by electrical connectors between the body... Agent: Tellabs Oy
20130314099 - Electric leakage detection apparatus: An electric leakage detection apparatus capable of performing voltage detection on electric equipment and quantitatively displaying a testing result includes a machine body coupled with a voltage detection circuit and a welding machine electric shock prevention detection module. The voltage detection circuit includes a first voltage detection unit intended to... Agent:
20130314100 - Device and method for detecting state of overload and overcurrent protector: A device and method for detecting a state of a load overcurrent protector are disclosed. The above-mentioned device includes: an input module (22), configured to be connected with two ends of the load overcurrent protector, and generate two output signals respectively at two output ends thereof; a high level signal... Agent: Zte Corporation
20130314101 - Presence and operability test of a decoupling capacitor: Electronic device (101) comprising a power source (110), a power management unit (102) coupled to the power source, and a set of loads (103a, 103b, 103c, 103d), the power management unit comprising a set of voltage regulators blocks (104a, 104b, 104c, 104d), each voltage regulator block being respectively coupled to... Agent: St-ericsson Sa
20130314102 - Delay fault testing for chip i/o: An integrated circuit (IC) chip is provided. The IC chip includes a signal output via which an outgoing signal is transmitted, and a signal input via which an incoming data signal is received. Also included on the IC ship is a pass circuit to couple the signal output to the... Agent: Rambus Inc.
20130314103 - Receiving apparatus for test signal, electronic apparatus therefor and signal receiving method thereof: A receiving apparatus for a test signal provided on a transmission line in which alternating-current coupling is achieved includes a detection circuit configured to determine whether or not a signal amplitude of the transmission line is more than or equal to a reference value, a control circuit configured to control... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130314104 - Determination of positions: A method for position determination, having a first step, in which a first sequence of positions is determined from radio signals of stationary transmitters, and a second sequence of positions being determined from other sensor data by dead reckoning. The first sequence of positions and the second sequence of positions... Agent:
20130314105 - Electronic device including device ground coupled finger coupling electrode and array shielding electrode and related methods: An electronic device may include a housing and circuitry carried by the housing and having a device ground associated therewith. The electronic device may also include an array of biometric finger sensing pixel electrodes and an array shielding electrode outside the array of biometric finger sensing pixels. A finger coupling... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130314106 - Decoder for determining a substance or material structure of a detected object based on signals of a capacitive sensor and method for determining a substance or material structure of a detected object based on signals of a capacitive sensor: A decoder unit for determining a substance or material structure of a detected object based on signals of a capacitive sensor comprises a distribution determination device arranged to determine a detected distribution relation based on signals of the at least one capacitive sensor; a comparison device arranged to compare the... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20130314107 - Device and method for determining a measuring capacitance: A measuring device determines a measuring capacitance (CM), with a clock oscillator, which oscillates in a scanning frequency (fA), a measuring oscillator, which oscillates in a measurement frequency in dependence on a measuring capacitance (CM), and an edge counter, which counts the number of clock oscillations during a given number... Agent: Vega Grieshaber Kg
20130314108 - Ac voltage measurement circuit: A voltage measurement circuit is operative to measure a high voltage AC signal and includes a capacitive divider circuit and a compensator circuit. The capacitive divider circuit includes first and second inputs, across which, in use, is received a high voltage AC signal and also includes second and third capacitors.... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130314109 - Multi-functional capacitance sensing circuit with a current conveyor: An apparatus for and a method of sensing capacitance of one or more sensor elements in multiple capacitance sensing modes, including a self-capacitance sensing mode and a mutual capacitance sensing mode.... Agent:
20130314110 - Analog-to-digital converter with power supply-based reference: A measurement circuit is provided for measuring the resistance of a variable resistance element biased with an external voltage supply. The measurement circuit includes an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a reference generator connected with the ADC. The ADC is operative to receive a reference voltage and a first voltage developed... Agent: Lsi Corporation
20130314111 - Apparatus for testing thyristor valve: An apparatus for testing a thyristor valve includes: a current source circuit that provides an electric current when a thyristor valve as a test target is turned on; a voltage source circuit that provides a reverse voltage or a forward voltage when the thyristor valve is turned off; and a... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.
20130314113 - Intergrated apparatus and method for testing of semiconductor components using a turret machine: The invention discloses a semiconductor components delivery system associated with a turret type testing apparatus for testing integrity and functionality of semiconductor components wherein at least two input feeders loadable with semiconductor components to be vision checked, tested and/or packed are provided. The delivery system is also provided with multiple... Agent: Exis Tech Sdn Bhd
20130314112 - Resistivity-measuring device: A resistivity-measuring device comprising: a carrier platform used for loading a plurality of products under measure; a material-incoming conveyor, on which the carrier platform is disposed, and comprising a material-incoming guide wheel group for moving the carrier platform horizontally; a probe module, used for measuring the resistance of the products... Agent: Tpk Touch Solutions (xiamen) Inc.
20130314114 - Multiple contact test probe: A probe apparatus may include a plurality of probe pins attached to a probe head portion. Each of the probe pins may be independently movable relative to the probe head portion.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130314115 - Wafer testing system and associated methods of use and manufacture: A wafer testing system and associated methods of use an manufacture are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the wafer testing system includes an assembly for releaseably attaching a wafer to a wafer translator and the wafer translator to an interposer by means of separately operable vacuums, or pressure differentials. The... Agent: Advanced Inquiry Systems, Inc.
20130314116 - Laser-assisted device alteration using synchronized laser pulses: A pulsed-laser LADA system is provided, which utilizes temporal resolution to enhance spatial resolution. The system is capable of resolving CMOS pairs within the illumination spot using synchronization of laser pulses with the DUT clock. The system can be implemented using laser wavelength having photon energy above the silicon bandgap... Agent:
20130314117 - Solder bump testing apparatus and methods of use: A testing apparatus for measuring the material properties of solder balls includes a frame and a chuck base moveable in X, Y, Z dimensions, relative to the frame. A probe tip is fixed to the frame. A measuring device is mounted to the frame and maintains a spacing with relationship... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130314118 - Testing method of a solar cell panel, and testing apparatus thereof: A testing method of a solar cell panel of the present invention, includes steps of: (a) providing an ambient light with steady illumination to the surface of a solar cell panel to introduce a steady signal to its electrical output; (b) providing a modulation light to a given area of... Agent:
20130314119 - Testing structure and method of using the testing structure: A metal-to-metal leakage and breakdown testing structure for semiconductor structures and method of using the testing structure is disclosed. The testing structure includes plurality of resistor bridges connected to respective two terminal devices. The testing structure further includes a plurality of switches each having a voltage node provided between resistors... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130314120 - Wafer level package resistance monitor scheme: An integrated circuit includes a monitoring circuit and a monitored circuit connected with the monitoring circuit. The monitoring circuit is operable to determine during fabrication if a resistance of a connection between an in-fab redistribution layer connector and a post-fab redistribution layer connector exceeds a threshold.... Agent: Broadcom Corporation11/21/2013 > 58 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories.
20130307520 - Microelectrode array and method for modifying carbon nanotube electrode interface of the same array: The present invention discloses a method for modifying a carbon nanotube electrode interface, which modifies carbon nanotubes used as a neuron-electrode interface by performing three stages of modifications and comprises the steps of: carboxylating carbon nanotubes to provide carboxyl functional groups and improve the hydrophilicity of the carbon nanotubes; acyl-chlorinating... Agent:
20130307522 - Electric field probe: There is provided an electric field probe that can narrow a receiving range to a desired range when measuring a near electric field. An electric field probe includes a rodlike monopole antenna, and a conductive reflective member provided coaxially with the monopole antenna to cover the monopole antenna. The reflective... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20130307521 - Strain relieving feature for printed circuit board assemblies: A system includes a utility meter with a first conductive member and a circuit board coupled to the first conductive member at a first joint. The first joint is disposed along a first elongated strip portion of the circuit board. The first elongated strip portion is configured to flex relative... Agent: General Electric Company
20130307523 - Analog unit of sequencer system: An analog unit having a multiple-channel configuration among analog units included in a sequencer system is such that an AC signal as a measurement target, which is captured by a CT sensor, can be directly input to each of a plurality of channels, and the analog unit includes a setting... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130307524 - Inferring the periodicity of discrete signals: A method for testing a signal comprises obtaining a signal, determining whether the signal has at least one period, measuring that period and providing the measurement as output. A power spectral density estimation can be used for signals having a single period, and an autocorrelation function with slicing can be... Agent: Ramot At Tel-aviv University Ltd.
20130307525 - Circuit and method of signal detection: A circuit includes an input stage, a comparison stage, and a calibration stage. The input stage is configured to receive a first input signal, to generate a first reference signal, and to generate a second reference signal. The comparison stage is configured to generate a first comparison output signal in... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20130307526 - Sensor device and method of manufacture and use: In some embodiments a method includes receiving, from a sensor device, a signal indicative of a voltage associated with a current passing over a line that is disposed through the sensor device. The method includes receiving, from the sensor device, a signal indicative of (1) a calibrated sensitivity of the... Agent:
20130307527 - Retractable test probe: The retractable test probe includes a main sleeve, a needle and a rotation positioning mechanism. The needle is rooted in the main sleeve. The rotation positioning mechanism includes an eccentric incoaxially fastened to the needle and a flexible sleeve around the eccentric and in the main sleeve. When the needle... Agent: Chung Instrument Electronics Industrial
20130307528 - Intelligent wire connectors: An intelligent wire connector carrying a microprocessor for transmitting information and/or sensing conditions proximate the wire connector wherein information from the microprocessor may be transmitted to a remote location in either a wireless mode or indirectly through an electrical wire, which is secured in the wire connector.... Agent:
20130307529 - Measuring device: A measuring device 1 configured to receive a drill bit 3, and determine the relative displacement of the drill bit 3, is disclosed. The measuring device 1 is configured to be deployed proximate to the material to be drilled, reset, and subsequently determine the relative displacement of the drill bit... Agent:
20130307530 - Kinematic-state encoder with magnetic sensor and target object: An apparatus (1000) comprises a first physical component (1004), a second physical component (1006) and a sensor arrangement. The first and second physical components move relative to one another in operational use of the apparatus. The sensor arrangement senses a relative kinematic state of the first and second physical components.... Agent:
20130307531 - Search coil assembly and system for metal detection: A search coil assembly comprises a transmit coil operable for radiating a magnetic field in response to a time varying current. The transmit coil comprises a conductive path being disposed at least within a transmit plane for radiating the magnetic field. At least one receive coil is operable for inducting... Agent:
20130307532 - Metal detector for locating metal objects: The invention relates to a method for locating metal or metal-containing objects and materials, currents in at least two emission coils being regulated in relation to each other such that a reception coil output signal received by at least one reception coil or average values of demodulation phases generated from... Agent:
20130307533 - Security system and method of detecting contraband items: A method of detecting contraband about a person using a portable detector apparatus having an elongate housing that supports at least one magnetic sensor, which is arranged to produce a signal indicative of an ambient magnetic field or gradient over a zone of sensitivity which extends away from the housing,... Agent: Metrasens Limited
20130307534 - Current sensor: A current sensor includes first and second magnetic sensors that are placed around a current line through which a current flows so that the current line is positioned therebetween, and that detect an induction field generated by the current. Each of the first and second magnetic sensors has a main... Agent: Alps Green Devices Co., Ltd.
20130307535 - Neck coil arrangements for magnetic resonance imaging: Systems and methods for coil arrangements in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are provided. One arrangement includes a magnet bore, a radio-frequency (RF) transmit coil coupled to the magnet bore and at least one RF neck coil coupled to the magnet bore. The RF neck coil is movable within the magnet... Agent: General Electric Company
20130307537 - Magnetic resonance imaging device and angiography using same: In the non-contrast 3D angiography, degradation of image quality caused by change of the cardiac cycle and degradation of image quality depending on the blood flow direction are prevented to provide an MRA image of favorable image quality, which is useful for diagnosis. A pulse sequence of the multi echo... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation
20130307536 - Systems and methods for cartesian dynamic imaging: Systems and methods for Cartesian dynamic imaging are disclosed. In one aspect, in accordance with one example embodiment, a method includes acquiring magnetic resonance data for an area of interest of a subject that is associated with one or more physiological activities of the subject and performing image reconstruction comprising... Agent: University Of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group
20130307538 - Magnetic resonance system and method to continuously correct phase errors of a magnetic resonance measurement sequence: In a method and magnetic resonance system to correct phase errors in multidimensional, spatially selective radio-frequency excitation pulses in a pulse sequence used to operate the system to acquire magnetic resonance data, a multidimensional, spatially selective radio-frequency excitation pulse is radiated and multiple calibration gradient echoes are acquired. A phase... Agent:
20130307539 - Magnetic resonance system and method to continuously correct phase errors of a magnetic resonance measurement sequence: In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus to continuously correct phase errors in a magnetic resonance measurement sequence in which multiple sequentially radiated, multidimensional, spatially-selective radio-frequency excitation pulses are used, multiple calibration gradient echoes are acquired in a calibration acquisition sequence and a correction value for a phase response and... Agent:
20130307541 - Automatic positioning and adaptation in an adjustment for a shim field map: A method for shimming a magnetic field in a magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) device includes determining a field of view region for an object under examination. Determining the field of view region includes adapting the field of view region automatically to a region of the object under examination to be... Agent:
20130307542 - High-throughput and motion insensitive mri accelerated with multi-echo echo planar acquisition and related systems: Methods, systems, computer programs, circuits and workstations are configured to generate MRI images using an Echo-Planar Double-Echo Steady State (EP-DESS) pulse sequence and/or a Repeated Imaging with Echo-planar Navigation and Acceleration (RIENA) pulse sequence and image processing protocol to generate clinical MRI images.... Agent:
20130307540 - Systems and methods for coil arrangements in magnetic resonance imaging: Systems and methods for coil arrangements in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are provided. One coil arrangement includes a magnet bore, a radio-frequency (RF) transmit coil coupled to the magnet bore, and at least one RF receive coil coupled to the magnet bore. The RF receive coil is movable within the... Agent:
20130307543 - Nmr sample tube and nmr spectrometer: An NMR sample tube is offered which can be spun at high speed stably. The NMR sample tube is adapted for use in solid-state NMR spectroscopy and includes a tubular member, spacers, and cover bodies. The spacers are disposed inside the tubular member. Each spacer has first and second surfaces... Agent: Jeol Resonance Inc.
20130307544 - 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.
20130307545 - Aerodynamically stabilized tow assembly for aircraft for geophysical surveying: A airborne geophysical electromagnetic (EM) survey tow assembly system for use with an aircraft, including a substantially rigid receiver coil frame that defines a central open area, the receiver coil frame forming a continuous internal passageway that extends around the central open area; a receiver coil housed within the internal... Agent: Geo Equipment Manufacturing Ltd.
20130307546 - Methods and systems for estimating formation resistivity and porosity: A method for analyzing a subterranean formation porosity is disclosed. The apparent dielectric constant of the subterranean formation and an apparent resistivity of the subterranean formation are measured. The measured values are used to determine a measured formation loss tangent. The formation water loss tangent can be expressed by the... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130307547 - Geomagnetic application device: A geomagnetic application device including a triaxial magnetic sensor, a measurement point acquiring mechanism, a calibration mechanism calibrating offset of the magnetic sensor, and an azimuth calculator. The calibration mechanism includes an offset calculation measurement point selector selecting at least six measurement points of the geomagnetic vectors from among a... Agent: Aichi Micro Intelligent Corporation
20130307548 - Display apparatus and method of detecting short-circuit failure of the display apparatus: A display apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of unit pixels each comprising a plurality of sub pixels, a plurality of scan wires, and a plurality of scan lines branching off from each of the scan wires and extending in a first direction. The number of scan lines... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
20130307549 - Instrument for measuring led light source: A LED light source measuring instrument includes a shell portion and a test portion. The shell portion supports the test portion. The test portion includes a carrier plate for placing a LED light source to be tested. A conductive structure is set on the carrier plate for electrically connecting with... Agent: Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
20130307550 - State of charge indicators for battery packs: A state-of-charge (SOC) indicator for a battery pack is provided. The operation of the indicator is changed from a first mode to a second mode if a mechanism is activated, and is changed to a third mode if the mechanism remains activated after a timer expires. The indicator consumes a... Agent: O2micro Inc.
20130307551 - Semiconductor device and voltage measuring device: In an assembled battery including plural cells series-coupled in multiple stages, each voltage measuring unit includes an analog front end unit which measures the voltages of cells, an interface unit for interfacing with a common bus, a voltage measurement control unit which controls the analog front end unit and the... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20130307552 - Static-electricity electrification measurement method and apparatus: [Solution] A static-electricity electrification measurement method of the present invention includes: an adding step of adding vibrations having a vibration frequency and an amplitude selected in advance to a measured object; an intensity measuring step of measuring intensity of electromagnetic waves generated along with the vibrations of the measured object;... Agent: National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science And Technology
20130307553 - Potential measuring device: There is provided a potential measuring device of non-contact type which can improve measurement sensitivity. A potential measuring device which measures a charged object in a non-contact manner with a sensor includes: a first shutter and a second shutter each having a shutter part provided with an opening and a... Agent: Koganei Corporation
20130307554 - Potential measuring device: A potential measuring device which measures a charged object in a non-contact manner with a sensor may include a first shutter having a first shutter part, which is provided with a first opening which can be positioned at a position opposing the sensor, and leaf spring parts extending from both... Agent: Koganei Corporation
20130307555 - Method of testing the performance of electrical junctions in an aircraft current return network: A method of testing an electrical junction between a first metallic element and a second metallic element in an aircraft current return network, said network comprising a plurality of metallic elements, each of which is connected to at least two other elements, said aircraft comprising at least one element made... Agent:
20130307556 - Abnormality detection architecture and methods for photovoltaic systems: One aspect of the inventive technology disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, may involve the determination of at least one measured, instantaneous intra-string current difference for each of the power generating string, and the use of such determinations to assess the existence of leakage current, a frequent ground fault predecessor, thereby... Agent: Ampt, LLC
20130307557 - Apparatus and method for inspecting short circuit defects: A method of inspecting a short circuit defect between first wires extending in a first direction and a second direction intersecting the first direction and second wires extending in the first or second direction, the method including inspecting a short circuit defect between the first and second wires by using... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
20130307559 - Intelligent current analysis for resonant converters: A new method of extracting information from a current waveform for the purpose of controlling a resonant converter is presented. The information could also be used for the purpose predicting the inductance and load of a circuit to indicate alignment in a inductive charging system.... Agent:
20130307560 - Sheet substrate, electronic part, electronic apparatus, method for testing electronic parts, and method for manufacturing electronic parts: A sheet substrate includes a plurality of substrate regions arranged in a matrix, an integrated circuit disposed in each of the substrate regions, and a first implementation electrode and a second implementation electrode disposed in each of the substrate regions and electrically connected to the integrated circuit. The sheet substrate... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130307558 - Test device, test system and method for testing a power engineering test object: In order to test a power engineering test object (14), a test signal is generated by a first test device (2), which is supplied by the first test device (2) to a second test device (3) to be amplified by the same and to be output to the power engineering... Agent:
20130307561 - Test signal supplying device and semiconductor integrated circuit: A test signal supplying device includes a first external terminal, a second external terminal being applied with a predetermined electric potential, an internal load, a first terminal that is connected to the first external terminal through the internal load, a second terminal that is connected to the first external terminal... Agent: Yamaha Corporation
20130307562 - Systems and methods for fft-based microwave distance sensing for a plumbing fixture: Systems and methods for detecting a position of an object relative to a plumbing fixture are provided. A described method includes emitting a microwave detection signal toward a moving object, receiving an echo-wave signal reflected from the moving object, and superimposing the microwave detection signal and the echo-wave signal to... Agent:
20130307563 - Method and device for measuring the speed of a rolling stock: A method is disclosed for determining the speed of a rolling stock, for example the belt speed of a rolling belt, wherein electromagnetic radiation in the microwave range is transmitted to the rolling stock by at least one transmitting and receiving device and the belt speed is determined on the... Agent:
20130307564 - In-process material characterization: Various embodiments include solutions for in-process material characterization. Various particular embodiments include a computer-implemented method including: providing instructions for transmitting oscillating electromagnetic field signals to a material under test (MUT); obtaining a return signal associated with the transmitted oscillating electromagnetic field signals; comparing the return signal with the oscillating electromagnetic... Agent: Transtech Systems, Inc.
20130307566 - Method and system for tomographic imaging: Approaches are disclosed for electrical impedance tomography which apply a current to a region at two or more frequencies and acquire voltage measurements at each frequency to generate a set of multi-frequency voltage measurements. One or more images of the region are generated, using spectral constraints, based on the multi-frequency... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20130307565 - Touch sensor and method of manufacturing the same: Disclosed herein are a touch sensor and a method of manufacturing the same, the touch sensor including: a transparent substrate; a shielding film formed on one surface of the transparent substrate; a resin layer formed above the transparent substrate and one surface of the shielding film; and an electrode buried... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130307568 - External operation detection structure body: An external operation detection structure body including: a sensor casing having an aperture window; an external operation detection sensor arranged at a formation zone of the aperture window; a sheet-like interface member that covers a front face of the detection sensor and closes the aperture window; an outer peripheral wall... Agent: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
20130307567 - Wide activation angle pinch sensor section: In an aspect, a pinch sensor is provided, comprising: an elongate non-conductive casing enclosing first, second, and third elongate conductive electrodes; the first and second electrodes being separated by a portion of the casing, a capacitance between the first and second electrodes changing when an obstacle approaches the first electrode... Agent: Magna Closures Inc.
20130307569 - Noise measurement in capacitive touch sensors: In particular embodiments, an apparatus includes a charge-measurement capacitor having a first plate coupled to a second plate of a coupling capacitor and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium embodying logic that is operable when executed to ground a first plate of the coupling capacitor; inject a pre-determined amount of charge... Agent:
20130307570 - Absorbent article comprising a liquid discharge sensor: An absorbent article for absorbing liquid discharge of a wearer includes conductive loops each in an open loop shape having terminal ends for electrically communicating with opposing poles of an electric potential generator such that current flows around the full conductive loop between the terminal ends when a space defined... Agent: Sca Hygiene Products Ab
20130307571 - Automatic test equipment control device: A shutdown apparatus and method for use in conjunction with automatic test equipment (ATE) is provided. A unit under test (UUT) is inserted into an ATE receiver that couples the UUT to at least one electronic device during test and extracted from the ATE receiver after test. The shutdown apparatus... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130307572 - Battery simulation circuit: A battery simulation circuit simulates a rechargeable battery. The battery simulation circuit includes an integrated amplifier, a voltage adjustment unit, a current limitation unit, and a feedback unit. The voltage adjustment unit provides a reference voltage for the integrated amplifier; the current limitation unit provides a reference current for the... Agent: Fu Tai Hua Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130307573 - Test system: A test system having a manipulation device and a test unit. The manipulation device has a receiving unit with a socket that accommodates a packaged integrated circuit, which has a top side and a bottom side. A plurality of electrical terminal contacts are formed on the bottom side. In a... Agent:
20130307574 - Probe supporting and aligning apparatus: An apparatus for testing electrical characteristics of a device, having one or more testing sites. The apparatus comprises a nonconductive plate having a through-hole. The through-hole is positioned such that it at least partially overlays one of the one or more testing sites when at least a portion of the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130307575 - Switch control unit, test apparatus and method for liquid crystal cell: The present invention discloses a switch control unit, a test apparatus and method for a liquid crystal cell. The switch control unit controls a signal input to the liquid crystal display driver and controls the output of the signal from the liquid crystal display driver accordingly, and includes a control... Agent: Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
20130307576 - System and method for testing an integrated circuit: In accordance with an embodiment, a method of testing an integrated circuit, includes receiving a supply voltage on the integrated circuit via a first input pin, providing power to circuits disposed on the integrated circuit via the first input pin, comparing the supply voltage to an internally generated voltage, generating... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20130307577 - Method and device for detecting a malfunction of an electric machine: The invention relates to a method for detecting a malfunction of an electric machine, a first variable (isq) influencing the torque (M) of the electric machine (1) being modulated. In order to reliably detect the malfunction of an electric machine and to prevent an associated unwanted torque or power output... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh11/14/2013 > 55 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories.
20130300398 - Discharge test circuit for testing whether there is current on a circuit board: An exemplary discharge test circuit for testing whether there is current on a circuit board includes a comparison module, a switch module, a control module and a display module. The comparison module receives a first direct current (DC) voltage from the circuit board, compares the first DC voltage with a... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (wuhan) Co., Ltd.
20130300399 - Signal switching device and electronic appratus using the same: A signal switching device connected between at least one electronic device and a testing device includes a switching module and a control unit connected to the switching module. Each electronic device is capable of outputting a first signal and a second signal. The switching module is connected to each electronic... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130300400 - Synchronous rectification circuit and associated zero-crossing detection method: The embodiments of the present invention disclose a synchronous rectification circuit and associated zero-crossing detection method. The synchronous rectification circuit includes a synchronous rectifier having a source, a drain, and at least two gates. The synchronous rectifier having N MOS cells connected in parallel, wherein N is an integer greater... Agent: Chengdu Monolithic Power Systems Co., Ltd.
20130300401 - Sensor apparatus, in particular metal sensor, with a field-compensated magnetic field sensor: A sensor apparatus, in particular a metal sensor, has at least two coils and a magnetic field sensor. The arrangement of coils and magnetic sensor with respect to one another and/or the number of coil turns and/or the winding sense of the coils and/or the coil current is/are selected such... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130300402 - Method and structure for testing and calibrating three axis magnetic field sensing devices: A structure and method are provided for self-test of a Z axis sensor. Two self-test current lines are symmetrically positioned adjacent, but equidistant from, each sense element. The vertical component of the magnetic field created from a current in the self-test lines is additive in a flux guide positioned adjacent,... Agent: Everspin Technologies, Inc.
20130300403 - Gear absolute position sensor for manual transmissions: The present invention provides a gear absolute position sensor assembly (GAPS) that senses the current absolute, position of the shift lever of a manual transmission. The sensor assembly provides data to an associated electronic controller such as an engine control module (ECM) regarding the current position of the shift lever,... Agent:
20130300404 - Current sensor: A first magnetic sensor and a second magnetic sensor are disposed so that the main sensitivity axis direction of the first magnetic sensor is oriented in the direction of an induction magnetic field from a current flowing through a current line, the main sensitivity axis direction of the second magnetic... Agent:
20130300405 - Quenching depth measurement method and quenching depth measurement apparatus: A quenching depth measuring method is used for measuring the quenching depth in a workpiece and includes the steps of: magnetizing the workpiece by disposing, in the vicinity of the workpiece, a magnetizer equipped with an exciting coil; detecting, through a detection coil, an induced magnetic field generated by the... Agent: Neturen Co., Ltd.
20130300407 - Current sensor: A current sensor includes a conductive element, and at least two magnetic field sensors arranged on the conductive element and configured to sense a magnetic field generated by a current through the conductive element, wherein the at least two magnetic field sensors are arranged on opposite sides of a line... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20130300406 - Methods and apparatus for magnetic sensor having integrated coil: Methods and apparatus for a magnetic field sensor including a die, a coil proximate the die to generate a magnetic field, and a magnetic field sensing element having to detect changes in the magnetic field generated by the coil in response to a ferromagnetic target.... Agent: Allegro Microsystems Inc.
20130300408 - Magnetometer with angled set/reset coil: A magnetometer with a set/reset coil having portions that cross portions of sensing strips at an angle in order to create a magnetic field in the sensing strip that is at an angle with respect to the easy axis of magnetization of the sensing strip. Each sensing strip may have... Agent: Memsic, Inc.
20130300409 - Single-package bridge-type magnetic field sensor: A magnetoresistive sensor bridge utilizing magnetic tunnel junctions is disclosed. The magnetoresistive sensor bridge is composed of one or more magnetic tunnel junction sensor chips to provide a half-bridge or full bridge sensor in a standard semiconductor package. The sensor chips may be arranged such that the pinned layers of... Agent: Jiangsu Multidimensional Technology Co., Ltd
20130300410 - Method for fast spin-echo mrt imaging: The invention relates to a method for fast autocalibrated spin-echo MRT imaging by means of independently coded echo groups, wherein one of the two echo groups is used for recording a reference data set or a training data set, while the other echo group is recorded in subsampled manner.... Agent:
20130300411 - Triangle coil arrangement: An array arrangement can be provided, that, for example, can include a plurality of triangular antenna arrangements, which can be configured to transmit or receive a magnetic resonance signal(s). A processing arrangement can be configured to generate information associated with a magnetic resonance image based on the magnetic resonance signal(s).... Agent: New York University
20130300412 - Arrangement for multiple frequency, multiple portal nqr detection: Nuclear quadrupole resonance measurement using two or more wire loop(s) within a space to define a portal, and driving the wire loop(s) with a baseband digital transmitter generating a chirped or stepped signal, to create a corresponding varying electromagnetic field within the portal. Coherent emissions reflected thereby are detected through... Agent:
20130300416 - Interleaved spin-locking imaging: A magnetic resonance (MR) system 10 includes a scan controller 20 which generates a plurality of like MR pulse sequences TR. Each pulse sequence includes a plurality (m) of RF excitation pulses EXC which selectively excite a nuclear species, a plurality of different spin lock pulses SL1, SL2, SLm before... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20130300414 - Local sar reduction in multi-slice ptx via sar-hopping between excitations: Described here are a system and method for designing radio frequency (“RF”) pulses for parallel transmission (“pTx”) applications, and particularly pTx applications in multislice magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”). The concept of “SAR hopping” is implemented by framing the concept between slice-selective excitations as a constrained optimization problem that attempts designing... Agent:
20130300413 - Method and apparatus for generating magnetic resonance image: A method of generating a magnetic resonance image includes: generating composite data by using a plurality of data sets acquired from a plurality of coils, based on coil characteristics of the plurality of coils; generating first interpolation data by interpolating the composite data; generating a plurality of filtered data sets... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130300415 - Multi-channel transmit mr imaging: The invention relates to a multi-channel (e.g. quadrature) MRI transmit system in which RF power amplifiers having different power capabilities are used in different transmit channels. This results in reduced system costs, due to the avoidance of an unused excess of RF power capability when the power demand for obtaining... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130300417 - Systems and methods for noise control in a medical imaging system: A noise abatement system includes a processor configured to measure noise in an imaging system and generate a switch mode power supply (SMPS) input signal based on the measured noise and an adjustable switched mode power supply configured to receive the SMPS input signal and adjust a switching frequency of... Agent: General Electric Company
20130300418 - Mr antenna with compensation for variable distance to shield: A whole-body coil for a magnetic resonance tomography device includes one or more compensation capacitors between a high-frequency antenna and an RF shield. The one or more compensation capacitors each have variable capacitance caused by a variation in a distance of the RF shield to the high-frequency antenna.... Agent:
20130300419 - Methods, systems and apparatuses for sensing and measuring the electric field within the earth: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for measuring an electric potential in the earth, which includes a first sensor are disclosed. The first sensor includes a sensing plate for placement in an environment in close proximity to the earth. The sensing plate has an operative capacitive coupling with the earth and measures... Agent: Groundmetrics, Inc.
20130300420 - Acquisition system and method for towed electromagnetic sensor cable and source: An electromagnetic survey acquisition system includes a sensor cable and a source cable, each deployable in a body of water, and a recording system. The sensor cable includes an electromagnetic sensor thereon. The source cable includes an electromagnetic antenna thereon. The recording system includes a source current generator, a current... Agent:
20130300421 - System for detecting underwater geological formations in particular for the localization of hydrocarbon formulations: The present invention relates to a system (100) for detecting underwater geological formations, in particular for the localization of reservoirs of hydrocarbons such as oil and/or natural gas, comprising an electromagnetic transmission device (10) which can be moved within an area to be surveyed (101) through sea surface tow means... Agent: Eni S.p.a.
20130300422 - Method for operating a magnetic switching element: In a method for operating a magnetic switching element, at least one connection of at least one sensor device is connected to at least one connection of a coil of the magnetic switching element, and at least one measuring state is established in which the at least one connection of... Agent:
20130300424 - Measurement of a resistance of a switching contact of an electrical circuit breaker: The present invention relates to a measuring device (10) for measuring a resistance of a switching contact (5) of an electrical circuit breaker (1). The measuring device (10) comprises a high-current generating unit (11) for generating a measurement current for the resistance measurement, and a measuring unit (12) for registering... Agent: Omicron Electronics Gmbh
20130300423 - Measuring device for checking an electircal circuit breaker: Measuring device for checking an electrical circuit breaker includes a current generating unit designed to generate a measurement current for a continuity measurement of a switching contact of the circuit breaker. The measuring device furthermore includes a measuring unit for registering a measurement signal at the circuit breaker, an energy... Agent: Omicron Electronics Gmbh
20130300425 - Electric storage device management system, electric storage device pack, and method of estimating state of charge: An electric storage device management system includes a voltage sensor, a memory, and a controller. The voltage sensor detects a voltage across an electric storage device having a correlation between an open circuit voltage (OCV) and a state of charge (SOC) including a slight change region and a sharp change... Agent: Gs Yuasa International, Ltd.
20130300426 - Battery system with cell voltage detecting units: A battery system with at least one module includes a plurality of battery cells. A cell voltage detecting circuit is associated with each battery cell of the plurality of battery cells. The cell voltage detecting circuits of the at least one module are connected to a multiplexer. An output of... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130300427 - Electrostatic discharge test method and test system: An ESD test method for testing an object is disclosed. The object is activated and controlled to separate from a horizontal plane by a pre-determined distance. A first discharge voltage is provided to an external metal portion of the object. A first error is determined to have or have not... Agent: Wistron Corp.
20130300428 - Determination of a stray capacitance of an ac current generator: For the purpose of determining a stray capacitance of an AC current generator a differential current is measured as a current sum over a plurality of lines carrying a current of the AC current generator, an electric signal which depends on generator voltages present at the AC current generator with... Agent:
20130300429 - Diagnostic receptacle for electric vehicle supply equipment: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media provide electric supply equipment 200 configured to perform diagnostics. The electric supply equipment 200 may include a receptacle 210 for forming a closed circuit loop. The electric supply equipment 200 includes a connector 203 for charging devices, such as electric vehicles 101. The connector... Agent: Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.
20130300430 - Isolation monitor: An isolation monitor is disclosed in which a switchable bias voltage is imposed on a chassis ground. An isolation voltage is measured when a bias voltage is applied. When there are no electrical faults, the isolation voltage swings up and down to known values. When a fault occurs, the isolation... Agent: Curtis Instruments, Inc.
20130300431 - Sensor tape for security detection and method of fabrication: A sensor in the form of an elongated flexible tape has a plurality of signal paths made from electrical wire or optical fiber which extend between one end and another end of the tape. The electrical wires or optical fibers are disposed in spaced relation across the width and along... Agent:
20130300432 - Method for testing mask articles: A method for testing a mask article includes the steps of electrically connecting the mask article to an electrical sensor, applying a bias voltage to a plurality of testing sites of the mask article with a conductor, measuring at least one current distribution of the testing sites with the electrical... Agent:
20130300433 - Method for testing mask articles: A method for testing a mask article includes steps of electrically connecting the mask article to an electrical sensor, applying a bias voltage to a plurality of testing sites of the mask article with a conductor, measuring at least one current distribution of the testing sites with the electrical sensor,... Agent:
20130300434 - Method for testing mask articles: A method for testing a mask article includes steps of electrically connecting the mask article to an electrical sensor, applying a bias voltage to a plurality of testing sites of the mask article with a conductor, measuring at least one current distribution of the testing sites with the electrical sensor,... Agent:
20130300435 - Integrated electric field sensor: An electric field sensor includes one or more sensing electrodes connected to an integrated amplifier that bootstraps all parasitic capacitances at the sensor input to provide for a very high input impedance without the need for neutralization or other adjustments and calibration. The integrated amplifier for the electric field sensor... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20130300436 - Stud detector: A stud detector has a voltage source, a first device, and a second device. The first device serves to generate a voltage that is galvanically decoupled from the voltage source. The second device serves for the potential-free transmission of a control signal.... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130300437 - Method of measuring a physical parameter and electronic interface circuit for a capacitive sensor for implementing the same: A physical parameter is measured via an electronic circuit connected to a two capacitor sensor. The circuit includes an amplifier connected to the common capacitor electrode, a logic unit for digital processing amplifier data and supplying a digital measuring signal, a digital-analogue converter for supplying a measuring voltage based on... Agent: Em Microelectronic-marin Sa
20130300438 - Self-capacitance detection using trans-conductance reference: In one embodiment, a method includes modifying a voltage at a capacitance of a touch sensor to a first voltage level. The method also includes modifying the voltage at the capacitance to a second voltage level, resulting in a first current. The method also includes modifying a voltage at an... Agent:
20130300439 - System and method of sensing actuation and release voltages of an interferometric modulator: A method for sensing the actuation and/or release voltages of a electromechanical system or a microelectromechanical device include applying a test pulse to the device and sensing its state. In one embodiment, the device is part of a system comprising an array of interferometric modulators suitable for a display. The... Agent:
20130300440 - Capacitive touch sensor and fabrication method thereof and capacitive touch panel: A capacitive touch sensor includes multiple first-axis traces, multiple second-axis traces, an insulation layer and multiple metal traces. Each first-axis trace includes multiple first touch-sensing pads and first connecting lines connected therebetween. Each second-axis trace includes multiple second touch-sensing pads and second connecting lines connected therebetween. At least one of... Agent: Wintek (china) Technology Ltd.
20130300441 - Substance detection sensor: A substance detection sensor includes an insulating layer; two electrodes spaced in opposed relation to each other on the insulating layer; and conductive layers formed between the two electrodes on the insulating layer so as to electrically connect the two electrodes, and of which a swelling ratio varies depending on... Agent:
20130300442 - Chip socket: The present document relates to chip sockets which for testing integrated circuit chips. A chip socket carries an integrated circuit chip comprising a plate for mounting onto a front side of a PCB, a plurality of electrical PCB connectors in a first area on a backside of the plate, wherein... Agent: Dialog Semiconductor Gmbh
20130300443 - Modulated test messaging from dedicated test circuitry to power terminal: The present disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for using a device's power and ground terminals as a test and/or debug interface for the device. According to the present disclosure, messages are modulated over DC voltages applied to the power terminals of a device to input test/debug messages to... Agent:
20130300444 - Burn in board, system, and method: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for facilitating the use of a burn in board comprising integrated circuits. An apparatus may comprise a burn in board and a plurality of integrated circuits connected to the burn in board. Each integrated circuit may be configured to at least connect to a... Agent: Macronix International Co., Ltd.
20130300445 - Variable spacing four-point probe pin device and method: A continuous variable spacing probe pin device, including first and second probe pins. The first and second probe pins are configured to measure a property of a conductive layer. In a first configuration, the first and second probe pins include respective first portions arranged to contact the conductive layer to... Agent:
20130300446 - Chucks for supporting solar cell in hot spot testing: In an embodiment, a chuck to support a solar cell in hot spot testing is provided. This embodiment of the chuck comprises a base portion and a support portion disposed above the base portion. The support portion is configured to support the solar cell above the base portion and to... Agent:
20130300447 - Manufacturing method for electronic component, inspection method for electronic component, sheet substrate, electronic component, and electronic apparatus: A manufacturing method for an electronic component includes arranging, across boundaries of a first substrate region, wires for electrically connecting a piezoelectric resonator element arranged in the first substrate region and a lid arranged in a second substrate regions to a sheet substrate, performing, after arranging the piezoelectric resonator element... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130300448 - Testing method and testing device for photoelectric conversion die: The laser beam has an optical output power value P. The control unit also controls the current testing device to measure a current value I output by the photoelectric conversion die after the laser beam irradiating on the photoelectric conversion die. The calculation unit calculates a photoelectric conversion efficiency F... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130300449 - Solar power generation system, abnormality detection method, and abnormality detection system: In order to provide a system which detects and classifies abnormality in a solar battery even during power generation, an output voltage and an output current of the solar battery during power generation are detected, and a solar battery characteristic equation and a threshold value for detecting an abnormal state... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20130300450 - Test device and test system of semiconductor device and test method for testing semiconductor device: A test device of a semiconductor device for testing a semiconductor device including a plurality of interface pads includes a plurality of coupling units, each configured to be coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of interface pads, a channel configured to be coupled to the plurality of coupling... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.
20130300451 - Evaluating transistors with e-beam inspection: A test structure of a semiconductor wafer includes a series of electrical units connected electrically in series output-to-input in an open loop configuration. The series of electrical units is configured to have alternating output voltages, such that each electrical unit is configured to output a voltage opposite an output voltage... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130300452 - Instrument for measuring led light source: A LED light source measuring instrument includes a shell portion and a test portion. The shell portion supports the test portion. The test portion includes a carrier plate for carrying a LED light source, and provides automatic electrical connections to a bottom surface of an SMT LED light source. The... Agent: Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.11/07/2013 > 42 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories.
20130293217 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for detecting shifts in redundant sensor signals: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems, methods, and apparatus for detecting shifts in redundant sensor signals. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for detecting and indicating a shift shift in redundant sensor signals. The method can include receiving a sensor channel closeness... Agent: General Electric Company
20130293218 - Optical sensor for non-contact voltage measurement: A voltage sensor for obtaining a light signal representative of an AC voltage in a live electrical wire having a surrounding electrical field, comprising: a conducting device adapted to be placed in the surrounding electrical field and in galvanic isolation to the live electrical wire for causing a movement of... Agent: Institut National D'optique
20130293219 - Power management arrangement and method in a utility meter: A system includes a utility meter housing, a power supply, a non-volatile memory, an energy storage device, and a control circuit. The utility meter housing includes metrology circuitry configured to generate metering data regarding electrical power provided to the load. The energy storage device is operably coupled to the power... Agent: Landis+gyr, Inc.
20130293222 - Sensor head for an encoder: A sensor head for an encoder assembly includes a housing and at least two detectors. The sensor head is intended for scanning directly toward a rotatable encoding member positioned on a carrier ring. The carrier ring is intended to be installed on a shaft of a machine. The detectors are... Agent:
20130293223 - Techniques for calibrating a linear position sensor: Techniques are described for sensing a position of an object located within an enclosure over a position range. The techniques include generating an expected output signal of each of a plurality of magnetic field sensors disposed along an outer surface of the enclosure, receiving actual output signals from the sensors,... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130293220 - Methods and apparatus for magnetic sensors having highly uniform magnetic fields: Methods and apparatus for a magnetic sensor including an elliptical magnet to generate substantially circular concentric zones of similar flux density in a plane over and parallel to a surface of the magnet. The sensor can include a sensing element disposed a selected distance from the magnet and a substrate... Agent: Allegro Microsystems Inc.
20130293221 - Output switching systems and methods for magnetic field sensors: Embodiments relate to predictive output switching threshold determination systems and methods for sensors, for example magnetic field sensors. In embodiments, at least one individual switching threshold is determined predictively, rather than reactively, for each tooth or pole of a ferromagnetic tooth or pole wheel, respectively. For example, in one embodiment,... Agent:
20130293224 - Current sensor: There is provided a current sensor capable of performing malfunction determination with high accuracy even under the influence of an adscititious magnetic field. A current sensor includes first and second current sensor units, a computation unit, a storage unit, and a determination processing unit. The first current sensor unit measures... Agent:
20130293225 - Magnetic sensor seed layer with magnetic and nonmagnetic layers: A magnetic sensor has a bottom shield layer, an upper shield layer, and a sensor stack adjacent the upper shield layer. The sensor includes a seed layer between the bottom shield layer and an antiferromagnetic layer of the sensor stack. The seed layer has a magnetic layer adjacent the sensor... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC
20130293226 - Electric current sensor: Disclosed is an electric current sensor, including a conducting wire, a core having a hole portion mating with the conducting wire and a gap communicating with the hole portion, and a magnetic sensor having a magnetic flux detection part arranged in the gap.... Agent: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
20130293227 - Method for generating spin waves: In the method, a pre-selected working area of a graphene film with a linear dimension of 2,000 nm, which working area is divided into sections having a dimension of 50-100 nm, is subjected to the effect of a pulsed alternating magnetic field with a frequency of 3 terahertz that corresponds... Agent: Peoples Friendship University Of Russia
20130293228 - Nmr detection of water and hydrocarbons during induced alteration processes: Technologies applicable to NMR detection of water and hydrocarbons during induced alteration: processes are disclosed. NMR measurements may be used to monitor properties of subsurface fluids within a subsurface formation. NMR measurement devices may be deployed proximal to or within a subsurface formation that contains hydrocarbons. Multiple NMR measurements may... Agent: Vista Clara Inc.
20130293231 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and fluid-enhanced image acquisition method: In order to acquire an image with enhanced contrast between a fluid portion and a stationary portion without extending the aging time even when an IR pulse is used as an RF pre-pulse, the RF pre-pulse is applied to a region upstream of an imaging region so as to excite... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation
20130293230 - Method for magnetic resonance imaging with optimized background phase distribution: A method for magnetic resonance (MR) for imaging an imaging area of an object has a reconstruction image quality which depends on a spatial distribution of background phase. A background phase distribution is initially determined using an optimization algorithm having a reconstruction quality as an optimization criterion, wherein limitation of... Agent:
20130293229 - System and method for magnetic resonance imaging using multiple spatial encoding magnetic fields: This invention provides a multi-dimensional encoded (MDE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scheme to map a q-dimensional object with p spatial encoding magnetic fields (SEMs) onto a p-dimensional space where p is equal to or larger than q. The provided MDE MRI scheme links imaging schemes using linear and nonlinear gradients.... Agent: National Taiwan University
20130293232 - Structured rf coil assembly for mri scanner: An imaging apparatus that incorporates an RF coil assembly and RF shield as part of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system is disclosed. The imaging apparatus includes an MRI system having a plurality of gradient coils, an RF coil former having inner and outer surfaces, an RF shield positioned on... Agent:
20130293233 - Method for guiding a downhole tool assembly using an above-ground receiver system: A method and receiver system for identifying a location of a magnetic field source using two horizontally displaced tri-axial antennas. In a preferred embodiment two tri-axial antennas are positioned at opposite ends of a receiver frame. Each antenna detects in three dimensions a magnetic field from a source or transmitter.... Agent:
20130293234 - System and method for measuring downhole parameters: Systems, tools and techniques for measuring downhole parameters are provided. The techniques involve providing a downhole tool with a sensing apparatus. The sensing apparatus has at least one source positionable about the downhole tool, at least one sensor electrode positionable about a front face of the downhole tool for measuring... Agent:
20130293235 - Apparatus and method for measuring electrical properties of an underground formation: The present disclosure provides an apparatus and method for measuring electrical properties of an underground formation surrounding a borehole. The apparatus preferably comprises a downhole tool positionable in the borehole, a sensor pad positionable on the downhole tool, and a plurality of electrodes mounted on the sensor pad and configured... Agent:
20130293236 - Organic light emitting diode display apparatus and method and apparatus for inspecting the same: An organic light emitting diode display apparatus and a method and apparatus for easily inspecting the organic light emitting diode display apparatus to determine whether an electrical failure occurs. The organic light emitting diode display apparatus comprises a plurality of pixels each comprising a pixel electrode, an intermediate layer including... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
20130293237 - Test of a testing device for determining a voltage state of a high-voltage vehicle electrical system: A method for testing a testing device for determining a voltage state of an on-board high-voltage electrical system of a motor vehicle includes establishing a predetermined voltage state in the on-board high-voltage electrical system by supplying a test voltage to the on-board high-voltage electrical system and determining the voltage state... Agent: Audi Ag
20130293240 - Apparatus and method for preventing erroneous detection of jack: An apparatus and method for preventing erroneous detection of a jack is provided. The apparatus includes a detection terminal configured to detect whether a jack plug of an earphone is inserted into the jack, a comparator configured to compare a voltage input from the detection terminal with a predetermined reference... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130293239 - Equipment and a plug-in unit of the equipment: Equipment including at least one plug-in unit and a body device for receiving the plug-in unit is presented. The plug-in unit includes a mechanical structure (108) enabling the plug-in unit to be locked in its operating position with respect to the body device with a fastening element (141) that can... Agent: Tellabs Oy
20130293238 - Equipment provided with one or more plug-in units: Equipment including at least one plug-in unit and a body device for receiving the plug-in unit is presented. The plug-in unit includes an electrically conductive structure (121, 122, 123) having at least one surface area capable of forming a capacitive coupling with a surface area of an electrically conductive part... Agent: Tellabs Oy
20130293241 - Methods and apparatus to detect leakage current in a resistance temperature detector: Methods and apparatus to detect leakage current in a resistance temperature detector are disclosed. An example method includes providing a resistance temperature detector circuit with a first resistance circuit and a second resistance circuit, measuring a first voltage at the first resistance circuit in response to applying a first current... Agent: Bristol, Inc. D/b/a Remote Automated Solutions
20130293242 - Circuit integrity detection system for detecting the integrity of a sensing wire in electrically heated textiles: A circuit integrity detection system for use in detecting the integrity of a sensing wire in a heating pad wherein the integrity of the sensing wire is determined by first driving one end of the sensing wire with a low voltage electrical test signal from a microcontroller, and then checking... Agent:
20130293243 - Diagnosis of physical-layer bus parameters in a filling level measuring device: At least one physical layer parameter of a field bus signal is determined by a filling level measuring device, a pressure measuring device or a flow measuring device. Based on the at least one determined physical layer parameter, a status report is transmitted to an external device. No external diagnosis... Agent:
20130293244 - Material-discerning proximity sensing: A material-discerning proximity sensor is arranged to include an antenna that is arranged to radiate a radio-frequency signal. A capacitive sensor is arranged to detect a change in capacitance of the capacitive sensor and to receive the radio-frequency signal. An electrical quantity sensor is arranged to detect a change of... Agent: Texas Instruments, Incorporated
20130293245 - Sensor unit for remotely actuating a vehicle door, vehicle door having the sensor unit and method of producing the sensor unit: A capacitive sensor unit is not susceptible to failure and remotely actuates a door of a vehicle. The sensor unit contains an electrode assembly having an elongated sensor electrode and a supply line for electrically connecting the sensor electrode to an evaluation unit. The supply line is surrounded by a... Agent:
20130293246 - Capacitance detection in a droplet actuator: The embodiments described herein provide methods of measuring capacitance, detecting a droplet at a position, determining a thickness of an oil film and determining temperature in a droplet actuator. Specifically, the capacitance detection method may be used as a real-time verification tool in order to detect the absence, presence, and/or... Agent: Advanced Liquid Logic Inc.
20130293247 - Level shift circuit using parasitic resistor in semiconductor substrate: A level shift circuit in which no adverse effect is produced on a delay time, regardless of the resistance values of resistors. The level shift circuit includes an operation detection circuit that outputs a nseten signal and a nresen signal in response to a state of output from first and... Agent:
20130293248 - Method and apparatus for monitoring a high-voltage electrical circuit including a discharge circuit: A high-voltage discharge circuit diagnostic system includes a high voltage DC link with a positive DC link and a negative DC link, a first resistor selectably connectable between the positive DC link and the negative DC link, and a second resistor connected between the positive DC link and the negative... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130293249 - Methods for modeling tunable radio-frequency elements: A test system for characterizing an antenna tuning element is provided. The test system may include a test host, a radio-frequency tester, and a test fixture. The test system may calibrate the radio-frequency tester using known coaxial standards. The test system may then calibrate transmission line effects associated with the... Agent:
20130293252 - Testing system for testing semiconductor package stacking chips and semiconductor automatic tester thereof: A testing system for testing semiconductor package stacking chips is disclosed. The system includes a testing socket, a testing arm, and a testing mechanism. The testing mechanism includes a probe testing device. The probe testing device has a testing chip inside and a plurality of testing probes electrically connected to... Agent: Chroma Ate Inc.
20130293250 - Integrated circuit with stress generator for stressing test devices: An integrated circuit device includes at least one test device and a stress generator coupled to the test device and operable to cycle the at least one test device to generate an AC stress. A method for testing an integrated circuit device including at least one test device and a... Agent: Globalfoundries Inc.
20130293251 - Wire break detection in redundant communications: A system and method for low-cost, fault tolerant, EMI robust data communications, particularly for an EV environment.... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.
20130293253 - Contactless wafer probing with improved power supply: Some embodiments relate to an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes an inductive or capacitive wireless communication structure located on a die region of the integrated circuit. This wireless communication structure is configured to wirelessly receive a test stimulus vector to test circuitry on the die region. The integrated circuit... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20130293254 - Test device for testing a pop stacked-chip: A test device is provided for testing a bottom chip of a package-on-package (PoP) stacked-chip. An upper surface of the bottom chip has a plurality of soldering points for electrically connecting a plurality of corresponding soldering points of a top chip of the PoP stacked-chip. The test device includes a... Agent: Chroma Ate Inc.
20130293255 - Method for testing through-silicon-via: A method for testing a TSV comprises charging a through-silicon-via under test to a first predetermined voltage level charging a capacitance device to a second predetermined voltage level; performing charge-sharing between the through-silicon-via and the capacitance device; and determining that the through-silicon-via under test is not faulty if the voltage... Agent:
20130293256 - Method and apparatus for reading a programmable anti-fuse element in a high-voltage integrated circuit: A semiconductor device comprises an N type well region in a P type substrate. A source region of a MOSFET is laterally separated from a boundary of the well region, which comprises the drain of the MOSFET. An insulated gate of the MOSFET extends laterally from the source region to... Agent:
20130293258 - Method and system for detecting a defect on the dc power supply bus of a power converter: determination of a defect on the DC power supply bus as a function of the rate of the said variation, the said defect consisting of an anomaly on the inductor (L1) of the DC power supply bus, a power overload of the power converter, or advanced wear of the bus... Agent: Schneider Toshiba Inverter Europe Sas
20130293257 - Testing system for power supply unit: A testing system for testing a power supply unit, includes a testing board, an electronic load board, and a capacitor choice circuit. The testing board is connected to a power supply unit to receive a DC voltage from the power supply unit. The testing board includes an output port. The... Agent:Previous industry: Electricity: power supply or regulation systems
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