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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. 05/16/2013 > 49 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories.
20130119971 - Method and device for identifying an allocation of control circuits to at least one control device: The present invention relates to a method and a device for identifying an allocation of control circuits to at least one control device. In this context, it can be checked whether wiring for example of heating circuits and/or sensors to a central control device is correct. Provided actuation patterns are... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh
20130119972 - System and method for monitoring electrical power usage in an electrical power infrastructure of a building: Some embodiments can concern a method of using an electrical sensor device. The method can include: determining a first current measurement of a first current in an electrical power infrastructure and a first phase angle measurement of the first current; determining that a first load is coupled to the electrical... Agent: Belkin International, Inc.
20130119973 - Ambulatory infusion device with sensor testing unit: An ambulatory infusion device for infusion of a liquid drug into a patient's body over an extended period of time and methods thereof are disclosed. The device includes a sensor assembly, which produces a sensor assembly output based on an infusion characteristic of the ambulatory infusion device and based on... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag
20130119974 - System and method for tamper detection in a utility meter: Systems and methods for detecting the removal of a meter cover are provided. For example, a tamper-detect energy meter may include metering circuitry, a processor, a tamper detect switch, and a cover with a switch interface surface. The tamper detect switch may be triggered from an open circuit state to... Agent: General Electric Company
20130119975 - Current detector: A current detector includes an electronic circuit board on which a circuit for processing a detection signal of a Hall element disposed in a gap portion of a magnetic core is mounted, and a spring member such as a coil spring that is made of a conductor electrically connected to... Agent: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Limited
20130119976 - High voltage detection in power system electrical high voltage line: An electrical power line voltage measurement device comprises a probe including an insulated shield supporting an electrode to sense voltage from one phase of the power line. The shield houses a high voltage resistor connected in series with the electrode. A meter comprises a housing operatively associated with the shield... Agent:
20130119977 - Sensing element for sensor assembly: A probe for use in a sensor assembly includes an sensing element body and an sensing element coupled to the sensing element body. The sensing element is at least partially capacitively coupled to a signal processing device. The sensing element generates an electromagnetic field when at least one signal is... Agent:
20130119978 - Inductive sensor device and inductive proximity sensor with an inductive sensor device: An inductive sensor device for detecting a magnetic field change caused by an object approaching in the region of an influencing side of the inductive sensor device includes at least one coil system having a transmitting coil fed with alternating current and first and second receiving coils. The two receiving... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20130119979 - Leakage flux probe for non-destructive leakage flux-testing of bodies consisting of magnetizable material: A leakage flux probe for non-destructive leakage flux-testing of bodies consisting of magnetizable material, in particular of pipes consisting of ferromagnetic steel, having a plurality of sensors disposed one behind the other in a straight line for detection of near-surface flaws in the body. In order to create a leakage... Agent: V & M Deutschland Gmbh
20130119980 - Magnetic sensor device: By providing a first magnet and a second magnet on wall surfaces of a hollow section where paper money is conveyed such that different magnetic poles face each other, a gradient magnetic field is formed wherein both a magnetic field component in an opposing direction to the magnets and a... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130119981 - Wireless radio frequency coil for magnetic resonance imaging, method of controlling the coil, and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus using the coil: A wireless radio frequency coil for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is provided. The wireless radio frequency coil including a wireless radio frequency coil unit configured to transmit, receive or transmit and receive a radio frequency signal; a power supply configured to provide a power voltage for operation of the wireless... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130119982 - Magnetic resonance tomography system, receive apparatus and method: A magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) system has a receive apparatus disposed in a magnetic field, in which a receive coil is coupled to an input of an analog/digital converter. The analog/digital converter is configured for this purpose. A digital output of the analog/digital converter is coupled via a digital mixer... Agent:
20130119983 - Method and magnetic resonance system to generate angiography images: In the generation of MR angiography images of a predetermined three-dimensional volume segment of a living examination subject using means a magnetic resonance system, MR data in the volume segment are acquired by radial acquisition of k-space. The MR data are analyzed in order to subdivide the MR data into... Agent:
20130119985 - Mri method for retrospective motion correction with interleaved radial acquisition: A motion-corrected magnetic resonance imaging method comprises: sequentially acquiring a plurality of interleaved magnetic resonance radial acquisition datasets using a magnetic resonance scanner; reconstructing each magnetic resonance radial acquisition dataset into a corresponding image to generate a set of images, the reconstructing including expanding radial k-space lines of the magnetic... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130119984 - Techniques for correcting measurement artifacts in magnetic resonance thermometry: Techniques for correcting measurement artifacts in MR thermometry predict or anticipate movements of objects in or near an MR imaging region that may potentially affect a phase background and then acquire a library of reference phase images corresponding to different phase backgrounds that result from the predicted movements. For each... Agent:
20130119986 - Image acquiring method and image acquiring apparatus: The invention relates to a method for acquiring, by use of a continuous-wave electron spin resonance imaging scheme that sweeps a magnetic field, a 14N nitroxy radical distribution image and a 15N nitroxy radical distribution image in a single image capturing operation. This image acquiring method is characterized in that... Agent: National University Corporation Hokkaido University
20130119991 - High-frequency coil and magnetic resonance imaging device employing same: A technique is provided to reserve large examination space in the tunnel type MRI apparatus, without increasing production cost nor reducing significantly irradiation efficiency and homogeneity in an irradiation distribution within an imaging region. The present invention provides an RF coil unit in which four partial cylindrical coils are placed... Agent:
20130119988 - Local coil: A local coil for a magnetic resonance tomography device includes a plurality of antenna elements. Each antenna element of the plurality of antenna elements has two conductor tracks. The conductor tracks are disposed on opposite sides of an insulator and are connected electrically conductively to one another by plated through-holes... Agent:
20130119989 - Mrt system with a magnetic coil and method for manufacturing a circuit arrangement for switching a coil current: In a magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) system, a current strength of a coil current is controllable by a plurality of semiconductor power switches as a function of a control signal. The plurality of semiconductor power switches receive the control signal at respective control inputs from a control line. In each... Agent:
20130119987 - Spatially coincident mri receiver coils and method for manufacturing: A magnetic resonance imaging receiver coil provides for high SNR and high uniformity over a range of loading conditions with layers, or stacks, of independent conductive elements. The plurality of layers preload the receiver coil reducing the circuit variation as the subject coupling and loading varies. The preload is such... Agent:
20130119990 - System for ordering frequency domain components representing mr image data: A system orders acquisition of frequency domain components representing MR image data for storage in a storage array (e.g., k-space). A storage array of individual data elements stores corresponding individual frequency components comprising an MR dataset. The array of individual data elements has a designated center and individual data elements... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130119992 - Automatic locator antenna tuning system: A tuning system for a receiver of magnetic field signals. The system utilizes a stable magnetic source of known frequency, and detects a strength of the magnetic field at an antenna assembly. The strength of the magnetic field is recorded by a processor, and a control signal is adjusted to... Agent: The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
20130119993 - Method and system for passive electroseismic surveying: A method of passive surveying comprises generating one or more detected signals by passively detecting a signal generated within a subsurface earth formation due to a seismoelectric response or an electroseismic response in at least one porous subsurface earth formation containing at least one fluid, and processing the one or... Agent:
20130119994 - Apparatus, system and method for estimating a property of a downhole fluid: An apparatus is disclosed for estimating a property of a downhole fluid, the apparatus including but not limited to a test cell that receives the downhole fluid; a swept frequency electromagnetic energy source that emits electromagnetic energy toward the downhole fluid in the test cell; an electromagnetic/mechanical device that is... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130119995 - Rugged three-axis inclinometer: A method and apparatus for a rugged three-axis inclinometer for determining an object's orientation with respect to a gravitational field. Components of the apparatus include but not limited to a magnet, a non-magnetic casing, a ferrofluid, one or more non-magnetic gravitational field aligning materials attached to the magnet and a... Agent: Sondex Wireline Limited
20130119996 - Electrode assembly for marine electromagnetic geophysical survey sources: Disclosed are methods and systems that include a multiple-tube electrode assembly. An embodiment discloses an electrode assembly, comprising: a carrier body comprising an elongated support; and electrically conducting surfaces longitudinally spaced along the carrier body, wherein the electrically conducting surfaces are electrically coupled in parallel.... Agent: Pgs Geophysical As
20130119997 - Method and apparatus for battery gauging in a portable terminal using amoled display: Provided is a battery gauging method for a portable terminal including an active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) display. The battery gauging method may measure a voltage value of a battery, may determine, for each pixel, RGB information associated with image data buffered in a frame buffer, may determine,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130119998 - Apparatus and method for determining battery current consumption in a portable terminal: According to one embodiment, an apparatus for selecting a battery voltage table including current consumption information of applications, and applying an offset to a battery output voltage according to current consumption of applications. The apparatus for determining a battery status in a portable terminal includes a memory unit configured to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130119999 - Specimen testing device and method for creating absorbed current image: Proposed is a technique of emphasizing a change in absorbed current obtained from a faulty part in a wiring section as a testing target more than in other parts of the wiring section. A specimen testing device is configured to output an image of absorbed current output from two probes... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130120000 - Connector inspection system: There is provided a connector inspection system. A connector housing to be inspected includes reference flat surfaces formed by straight extending in an insertion direction of a connecting terminal in a top side outer peripheral region of a terminal receiving part so as not to overlap with a mounting range... Agent: Yazaki Corporation
20130120001 - Voltage-drop testing system, voltage-drop control apparatus, and method thereof: A voltage-drop testing system, including a voltage-drop control apparatus, and a voltage-drop testing method adapted for the voltage-drop testing system based on LABVIEW department platform. When the LABVIEW department platform 12 is running, different groups of test data may be transferred to the PLD tester 20, when the PLD tester... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130120002 - Transmission line for dielectric measurement and dielectric measuring device having the transmission line: A transmission line substrate includes at least an insulating layer of a predetermined thickness, a pair of conductor layers arranged in a state of being opposed to each other such that the insulating layer is interposed between the conductor layers, the pair of conductor layers functioning as a high-frequency transmission... Agent:
20130120003 - Proximity sensor assembly and inspection system: A proximity sensor assembly with a sensing element having a substrate and an antenna pattern disposed on one or more planar surfaces of the substrate is disclosed. The cable is fed substantially parallel to the planar surfaces of the substrate and is attached to the side surface of the substrate,... Agent: General Electric Company
20130120004 - Locating appliance: A locating appliance configured to sense an article includes a push-pull measurement bridge and a comparator. The push-pull measurement bridge is configured to actuate a first electromagnetic device and a second electromagnetic device, in each case in a variable ratio. The first electromagnetic device takes the actuation as a basis... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130120006 - Film sensor: A film sensor includes a polarizing film, an antistatic layer and a capacitive sensor that are laminated in this order, the capacitive sensor having a transparent film, a transparent electrode pattern formed on one side of the transparent film, and an adhesive layer formed on the one side of the... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation
20130120005 - Separation of capacitive touch areas: Methods and apparatuses for capacitive sensing are disclosed. In one example, a conductive material is arranged on the mobile device exterior surface outside of a capacitive coupling area undesirably coupling underlying electrodes beneath the surface.... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.
20130120007 - Apparatus and method for measuring length of pipe: An apparatus for detecting a pipe length in an air conditioning system includes a detector to detect a signal traveled through a pipe; and a processor to determine a pipe length based on the detected signal.... Agent:
20130120008 - Method of discrimination of a device as powerable through a lan line and device for estimating electric parameters of a lan line: PDs that can be supplied through the LAN line are discriminated from PDs that cannot be so supplied as a function of the resistance of the supply line and of the voltage drop caused by nonlinear elements in series therewith. The values of these two parameters are estimated by applying... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.
20130120009 - Apparatus and method for determining variation in a predetermined physical property of a circuit: Apparatus and method for determining variation in a predetermined physical property of a circuit. The apparatus includes monitored circuitry for generating output pulses, and configured such that each output pulse has a pulse width which is indicative of the current value of the predetermined physical property. Circuitry is then configured... Agent: Arm Limited
20130120010 - Power measurement system for battery powered microelectronic chipsets: A measurement instrument includes selectable channels for simultaneously measuring current on a power rail/load of a device under test. Multiplexor circuitry can be controlled to select power rails/loads for measurement and to couple unselected power rails to bypass the measurement circuitry. Active loads are provided in the measurement circuitry to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130120011 - Semiconductor device and method of driving the same: A semiconductor device including a plurality of sensor units and a plurality of storage units, the device comprising a controller which in a normal mode, sets first control information based on outputs from the plurality of sensor units, stores the first control information in the plurality of storage units, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130120012 - Testing integrated circuits using few test probes: A method of testing integrated circuits, including establishing at least a first physical communication channel between a test equipment and an integrated circuit under test by having at least a first probe of the test equipment contacting a corresponding physical contact terminal of the integrated circuit under test; having the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.i.
20130120014 - Test carrier: The test carrier 10 comprises: a base film 40 which has bumps 43 which contact the electrode pads 91 of the die 90; a cover film 70 which is laid over the base film 40 and which covers the die 90; and a spacer 45 which is interposed between the... Agent:
20130120015 - Test carrier: The test carrier 10 comprises: a film-shaped base film 40 which has a plurality of bumps 43 which respectively contact electrode pads 91 of a die 90; and a cover film 70 which is laid over the base film 40 and which covers the die 90, and the plurality of... Agent:
20130120013 - Test carrier and method of assembly of test carrier: A test carrier which enables a reduction of cost to be achieved. The test carrier 10 comprises: a base film 40 which holds a die 90; and a film-shaped cover film 70 which is laid over the base film 40 and covers the die 90, the cover film 70 has... Agent:
20130120016 - Probe card and method for manufacturing the same: A method for manufacturing a probe card is provided wherein probes are held in a holding plate such that the respective probes correspond to through holes with their connecting end portions projected from one surface of the holding plate. A plate-like member including openings having larger diameters than diameters of... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Nihon Micronics
20130120017 - Device and method for monitoring a photovoltaic system: A device and corresponding method for monitoring a photovoltaic system to detect an occurrence of events impairing normal operation of the photovoltaic system is provide. The photovoltaic system includes a photovoltaic generator including a first group of photovoltaic modules and a second group of photovoltaic modules being different from the... Agent: Sma Solar Technology Ag
20130120018 - Test structure and method of testing electrical characteristics of through vias: A method and apparatus for testing the electrical characteristics, such as electrical continuity, is provided. A substrate, such as a wafer or an interposer, having a plurality of through vias (TVs) is provided. Along one side of the substrate, a conductive layer electrically couples two or more of the TVs.... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20130120019 - Thermal pad shorts test for wire bonded strip testing: A method of testing a packaged semiconductor device under test (DUT) including a leadframe having a plurality of pins and at least one thermal pad with a semiconductor die having topside bond pads wire-bonded by bond wires to the plurality of pins and secured to the thermal pad. A leadframe... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated05/09/2013 > 58 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories.
20130113456 - Locator for locating a current carrying conductor: A locator for locating a concealed conductor carrying an alternating current having at least first and second frequencies, the alternating current produced by at least one dedicated signal generator. The locator includes at least one magnetic field sensor operable to convert electromagnetic radiation from the conductor into a field strength... Agent: Radiodetection, Ltd.
20130113457 - Method of sensing generator speed: Some embodiments relate to a method of sensing generator speed. The method includes detecting an AC waveform produced by a generator and determining a threshold voltage from the AC waveform produced by the generator. The method further includes determining generator speed by comparing the threshold voltage with the AC waveform.... Agent: Kohler Co.
20130113458 - Led lamp driver identification: The type of an LED power driver (i.e., a magnetic transformer or an electronic transformer) is determined by manipulating the AC voltage produced by the power driver so that it may be analyzed and the type of power driver reliably determined. In various embodiments, a system for detecting an AC... Agent: Crs Electronics
20130113459 - Method for determining and/or monitoring at least one process variable of a medium, a corresponding electrochemical sensor and a corresponding system: A method for determining and/or monitoring at least one process variable of a medium by means of at least of an electrochemical sensor comprising at least a first reference half cell and a second reference half cell, and comprising the method steps as follows: measuring a first electrical measured variable... Agent: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft Fü R Mess- Und Regeltechnik Mbh + Co. Kg
20130113460 - Method or voltage detection system for determining a correction parameter for a measurement channel and for detecting a terminal voltage of an electric motor: The invention relates to a method for determining a correction parameter for a measurement channel (6) which is connected to a connection terminal (3) of an electric motor (2) in order to measure a terminal voltage (U1, U2), characterized in that the connection terminal (3) is connected to a first... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130113461 - Mitigating the effects of signal overload in analog front-end circuits used in image sensing systems: Output voltage of a charge-to-voltage converter used in an image sensing system is compared with one or more thresholds to determine if the output voltage exceeds predetermined threshold levels. If the output voltage exceeds one or more of the threshold levels, the input terminal of the charge-to-voltage converter is connected... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130113462 - Device for measuring electromagnetic field intensity: The invention relates to gas-discharge electrical instrumentation technology. The device for measuring electromagnetic field intensity comprises a measuring instrument for recording the glow of a gas discharge and a gas-discharge chamber that is formed between electrodes 1 and 2 separated by a dielectric 3. The electrode 1 is cylindrical, while... Agent:
20130113463 - Current detection device and method for producing same: A current detection device includes a bus bar for current detection. The bus bar for current detection is constituted by a conductor provided with a first portion penetrating through a hollow portion of a magnetic material core in a first direction in which a current passes and plate-shaped second portions... Agent: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Limited
20130113464 - Stop system for wire spools: An assembly magnetically marks a wire and detects a magnetic mark on the wire. The assembly includes an apparatus for altering the wire, an active coil for magnetically marking a wire, and a passive coil for detecting a magnetic mark. The active coil is disposed at a wire inlet of... Agent:
20130113467 - Angle detection apparatus: Provided is an angle detection device capable of detecting the angle with high sensitivity by a very simple assembly process without requiring complicated processing. The angle detection device is provided with: a rotor (5) which is formed by a disk plate body produced from a magnetic substance having uniaxial magnetic... Agent: Kyushu University, National University Corporation
20130113465 - Multiple function control knob assembly: A multiple function control knob assembly that includes a knob, a three dimensional Hall effect sensor, a magnet, and a processor. The knob is configured to be movably rotated about an axis and movably positioned along the axis. The three dimensional Hall effect sensor is located proximate to the axis.... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20130113466 - Portable terminal device and position detection method used therein: A portable terminal device is disclosed that includes a movable part having a display part; an arm part supporting the movable part so that the movable part is rotatable at least ±90° with reference to a rotation center position around a rotation center; and a position detection part detecting the... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130113468 - Method and apparatus for measuring linear displacment: For some embodiments, a system includes a moveable structure, moveable in at least a linear direction relative to a supporting structure, a magnetic field sensor assembly including a magnetic field sensor, and a magnet, wherein one of the magnet and the magnetic field sensor is coupled to the moveable structure,... Agent: Halliburton Energy Service ,inc.
20130113469 - Magnetic length measuring system, length measuring method and method for producing a magnetic length measuring system: A length measuring system comprises includes a magnetic component having two helical magnetically conductive or magnetic elements which have first and second axial ends. The elements are arranged in an axially symmetrically manner relative each other along a common longitudinal axis such that a magnetic field can be formed between... Agent: Continental Automotive Gmbh
20130113470 - Roller bearing arrangement with an angle sensor: A roller bearing configuration having an angle sensor includes a roller bearing. The Angle sensor an absolute encoder with a sensor ring connected in a rotationally fixed manner to one of the bearing rings of the roller bearing, and a measuring element connected in a rotationally fixed manner to the... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co. Kg
20130113471 - Rotation angle detection device and torque sensor: A torque sensor computes a steering torque applied to a steering wheel on the basis of a difference between a rotation angle of an input shaft, which is detected using a first resolver, and a rotation angle of a lower shaft, which is detected using a second resolver. A planetary... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20130113472 - Method and apparatus for magnetic crack depth prediction: A method of magnetic crack depth prediction for a magnetisable component of a first geometry comprising determining a measure of remnant magnetic flux leakage for a section of the component and, converting the remnant magnetic flux leakage to a predicted crack depth for that section of the component using an... Agent: Jrb Engineering Pty Ltd
20130113474 - Magnetic sensor device: A magnetic sensor device includes a magnet configured to generate a bias magnetic field. A plurality of electrical wires extend through the magnet. A magnetic sensor chip is attached to an end face of a first electrical wire of the plurality of electrical wires.... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20130113475 - Magnetic sensor device and a method for fabricating the same: A magnetic sensor device includes a plurality of electrical wires, a magnetic sensor chip, and a magnet. The magnet is formed from a material composition of a polymer and magnetic particles and attached to at least one of the electrical wires.... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20130113473 - Magnetic sensor with shunting layers and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention directs a magnetic sensor with shunting layers, and the magnetic sensor includes a magnetic sensor bar which having an integral structure; and a plurality of shunting layers whose resistivity is lower than the magnetic sensor bar, respectively forming on the magnetic sensor bar in length direction without... Agent: Sae Magnetics (h.k.)
20130113476 - Circuit assembly and method for programming a hall sensor having an upstream controller: A circuit assembly having a controller in which the Hall sensor or a programmable circuit component integrated therein is programmed by clocking or modulating a Hall sensor power supply voltage. A clocked or modulated controller power supply voltage is applied to the controller in clocked or modulated form; and where... Agent: Micronas Gmbh
20130113477 - Current sensors: Embodiments relate to magnetic field current sensors having sensor elements for sensing at least two magnetic field components, for example Bx and By. The current in a conductor is estimated by Bx and Bx/By, wherein Bx is the primary measurement and Bx/By is a corrective term used to account for... Agent:
20130113478 - Method of using a magnetoresistive sensor in second harmonic detection mode for sensing weak magnetic fields: A method to measure a magnetic field is provided. The method includes applying an alternating drive current to a drive strap overlaying a magnetoresistive sensor to shift an operating point of the magnetoresistive sensor to a low noise region. An alternating magnetic drive field is generated in the magnetoresistive sensor... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130113479 - Method for correcting nmr and nuclear logs in formate mud filtrate invaded formatons: A method of calculating a porosity of a geological formation includes determining a bulk pore volume and a movable fluid pore volume in the geological formation in which drilling mud including a mud filtrate is introduced, calculating a porosity of the formation based on a bulk pore volume, and correcting... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130113480 - Multiphysics nmr logging techniques for the determination of in situ total gas in gas reservoirs: Methods for the determination of the Total Gas in Place (TGiP) in gas-bearing formations are provided. Aspects of the subject disclosure also relate to the determination of the TGiP from nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) logs alone or in combination other well logs.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130113481 - Apparatus and method for compensating artifact in higher order diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (mri): An apparatus and method for compensating for an artifact of higher order diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are provided. The apparatus includes a construction unit configured to construct a diffusion q-space matrix, a correction unit configured to correct an image shift in a phase encoding direction in the constructed diffusion... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130113483 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and control method thereof: The magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a main magnet to generate a static magnetic field in an imaging region, a gradient coil assembly to form a gradient in the static magnetic field, a radio frequency (RF) coil assembly to apply a first RF pulse and second RF pulse with respect... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130113482 - Method to generate an mr image, and corresponding magnetic resonance system: To generate an MR image, acquired MR data are entered into k-space on multiple uniform trajectories in k-space within a predetermined time period. The trajectories are acquired chronologically in a predetermined order before a predetermined point in time, and in a different order after the point in time. The i-th... Agent:
20130113484 - Apparatus for automatically testing and tuning radio frequency coil: In one embodiment, an apparatus for automatically testing and tuning a RF coil is provided. The apparatus comprises a digital frequency generator for generating a stimulus, the stimulus comprising a range of radio frequency signals having different frequencies, a radio frequency coupler configured for applying the stimulus to the RF... Agent:
20130113486 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: In one embodiment, an MRI apparatus (20) includes a main scan executing unit for executing a main scan, an image reconstruction unit (90) for reconstructing image data based on MR signals acquired in the main scan, a calibration scan setting unit (100), a calibration scan executing unit, and a condition... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130113485 - Stacked coil for magnetic resonance imaging: A receive coil for MRI includes a stacked pair of coil elements to communicate the respective MR signals therein to the signal processing system in separate channels. This greatly increases image SNR and penetration depth and in parallel imaging. The coils are arranged in a stacked relationship so as to... Agent:
20130113488 - Apparatus and methods for monitoring a core during coring operations: One method of monitoring a formation core during coring operations can include measuring resistivities of a formation internal and external to a core barrel assembly, comparing the resistivities of the formation internal and external to the core barrel assembly, and determining a displacement of the core into the core barrel... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130113487 - Instrumented core barrels and methods of monitoring a core while the core is being cut: A formation core analysis system can include an inner barrel and a toroidal electromagnetic antenna which transmits electromagnetic signals into a formation core when the core is received in the inner barrel. Another formation core analysis system can include an inner barrel and multiple longitudinally spaced apart electrodes which electrically... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130113489 - Stationary star-shaped antenna method for manipulating focused beamformed, shaped fields and beamsteered electromagnetic signal from subtel sedimentary stratigraphic formations deep in the earth: A method for electromagnetic geophysical surveying according to one aspect of the invention includes disposing a plurality of electromagnetic receivers in a selected pattern above an area of the Earth's subsurface to be evaluated. An electromagnetic source is repeatedly actuated proximate the electromagnetic receivers. Signals generated by the receivers, indexed... Agent: Acoustic Zoom, Inc.
20130113490 - Apparatus and method for directional resistivity measurement while drilling using incomplete circular antenna: An apparatus for making directional resistivity measurements of a subterranean formation includes a resistivity tool body with a longitudinal axis and an outer surface, a first antenna with two open ends deployed below the outer surface, a second antenna deployed below the outer surface and spaced at an axial distance... Agent:
20130113491 - Drilling dynamics monitor: Procedures are described for monitoring dynamics along a drill string during the drilling process using only surface instrumentation or using a combination of surface and downhole instrumentation. Events such as drill collar whirl may be identified from signatures found in signals generated by an electromagnetic sensor such as a magnetometer... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130113494 - Chuck mechanism of charge-discharge test device for thin secondary battery: The present invention relates to a chuck mechanism of a charge-discharge test device for a thin secondary battery, and aims to provide a chuck mechanism having excellent action controllability. The chuck mechanism includes: a chuck drive part which is movable in a direction toward a battery container housing a thin... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130113493 - Protective semiconductor apparatus for an assembled battery, a battery pack including the protective semiconductor apparatus, and an electronic device: A protective semiconductor apparatus for protecting an assembled battery including N secondary cells connected in series includes a disconnection detecting circuit including, for each of the N secondary cells, a voltage-sensing resistor dividing a voltage of a corresponding one of the secondary cells, a reference voltage, and a first comparator... Agent:
20130113492 - Storage battery deterioration diagnosis system and method thereof: There is provided a storage battery deterioration diagnosis system, including: a cell-list creator configured to select diagnosis target cells from among a plurality of cells in a storage battery system, and create a list of the diagnosis target cells; a cell deterioration diagnoser configured to obtain degradation degrees of the... Agent:
20130113495 - Fail-safe designs for large capacity battery systems: Fail-safe systems and design methodologies for large capacity battery systems are disclosed. The disclosed systems and methodologies serve to locate a faulty cell in a large capacity battery, such as a cell having an internal short circuit, determine whether the fault is evolving, and electrically isolate the faulty cell from... Agent: Alliance For Sustainable Energy, LLC
20130113496 - Testing electrical connections between cardiac resuscitation devices and external electrodes: Testing integrity of electrical connections between cardiac resuscitation devices and electrodes connected thereto while the electrodes remain stored within a sealed package. Each electrode comprises a skin-contacting gel layer, a current-spreading layer, and an adhesive layer for adhering the electrode to the patient. An electrical lead for delivering a therapy... Agent:
20130113497 - Fault position analysis method and fault position analysis device for semiconductor device: A fault position analysis method and a fault position analysis device for a semiconductor device, through which a fault position of a SiC semiconductor device can be analyzed and specified by an OBI RCH method, are disclosed. The fault position analysis method for the semiconductor device scans and irradiates a... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
20130113498 - Test device with uninterruptible power supply: A test device with uninterruptible power supply supplies external power to a product under test (PUT) and performing electric power tests thereon. The PUT has a processing unit, a power input end, a battery connection end, and a charging and discharging circuit. The device includes a first test port, a... Agent: Askey Technology (jiangsu) Ltd.
20130113499 - Method and apparatus for determining planar impedance tomography: A method and apparatus for determining planar impedance tomography of a sample comprising a measurement head unit comprising an impedance sensor; a three-axis actuator assembly, coupled to the measurement head unit, for positioning the impedance sensor relative to a sample; a controller, coupled to the three-axis actuator assembly, for controlling... Agent: U.s. Government As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army
20130113500 - Fill-level measuring device for ascertaining and monitoring fill level of a medium located in the process space of a container by means of a microwave travel time measuring method: A fill-level measuring device for ascertaining and monitoring fill level of a medium located in the process space of a container by means of a microwave travel time measuring method. The device comprises a measurement transmitter and an antenna unit, which is constructed at least of a hollow conductor and... Agent: Endress + Hauser Gmbh + Co. Kg
20130113501 - Double piston rod: A distance measuring apparatus for detecting the position of a reflection body in a line structure is provided that includes a sensor device, which has at least one antenna for feeding a transmission signal as an electromagnetic wave into the line structure and for receiving the electromagnetic wave reflected on... Agent: Astyx Gmbh
20130113502 - Randomizing one or more micro-features of a touch sensor: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a touch sensor with one or more meshes of conductive material. Each of the meshes includes multiple mesh cells defined by multiple mesh segments. Each of the mesh cells includes a centroid and multiple vertices. The mesh segments are made of the conductive material,... Agent:
20130113503 - Method and device for measuring the location of a particle beam present in packets in a linear accelerator: The invention relates to a method and device for measuring the location of a particle beam (10) present in packets in a linear accelerator comprising a hollow chamber structure (4) in which an electromagnetic wave oscillating at a base frequency (f0) is generated in order to accelerate the particles, wherein... Agent:
20130113504 - Vehicle door handle apparatus: A vehicle door handle apparatus is provided with a handle main body formed by coupling a first cover and a second cover and a capacitance sensor accommodated in a hollow space in the handle main body. One of the first cover and the second cover is formed with an accommodation... Agent: Alpha Corporation
20130113505 - Sensor for detecting liquid spilling: Present invention concerns generally to a sensor or a sensor system for detecting spilling of aqueous liquids, for instance in confined spaces were such is critical such in an airplane. The system of present invention is an early warning system or sentinel for the prevention of corrosion by corrosive liquids.... Agent: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
20130113506 - System and method for sensing human activity by monitoring impedance: A system for sensing human activity by monitoring impedance includes a signal generator for generating an alternating current (AC) signal, the AC signal applied to an object, a reactance altering element coupled to the AC signal, an envelope generator for converting a returned AC signal to a time-varying direct current... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20130113507 - Voltage measurement: The present invention relates to voltage measurement apparatus. The voltage measurement apparatus comprises a potential attenuator configured to be electrically connected between first and second conductors, which are electrically coupled to a source. The potential attenuator comprises a first impedance and a reference impedance arrangement in series with each other.... Agent: Metroic Limited
20130113508 - Electronic test system and associated method: Electronic test system and associated method, including a first and a second connection terminals respectively coupled to two pins of a chip under test, a signal source terminal coupled to a signal generator, a first and a second measurement terminals coupled to a tester, a fifth switch, a seventh switch... Agent: Global Unichip Corporation
20130113509 - Temperature control system for ic tester: A temperature control system for IC tester, comprising: a test socket; a compressing device including a heat exchanger and a thermoelectric cooler (TEC); and a test head having a temperature sensor. The test head is configured at the front end of the compressing device such that, upon placing at least... Agent:
20130113510 - System and method for modulation mapping: An apparatus for providing modulation mapping is disclosed. The apparatus includes a laser source, a motion mechanism providing relative motion between the laser beam and the DUT, signal collection mechanism, which include a photodetector and appropriate electronics for collecting modulated laser light reflected from the DUT, and a display mechanism... Agent: Dcg Systems, Inc.
20130113511 - Dc-ac probe card topology: A DC-AC probe card for testing a DUT includes: a plurality of probe needles, each probe needle having a distal end for contacting said DUT; and a plurality of connection pathways operable to connect test instrumentation to the probe needles, wherein each connection pathway provides both a desired characteristic impedance... Agent: Keithley Instruments, Inc.
20130113512 - Probe block, probe card and probe apparatus both having the probe block: The present invention provides a probe block, which comprises 1) a conductive base on which a first groove is formed, 2) a pair of signal transmitting probes which have dielectric covers and are placed parallel to each other in the first groove, and 3) a ground probe which is in... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Nihon Micronics
20130113513 - Test apparatus of semiconductor package and methods of testing the semiconductor package using the same: A semiconductor package testing apparatus and testing a semiconductor package, the apparatus including a test circuit substrate that electrically tests a semiconductor package having connection terminals; a socket electrically connecting the test circuit substrate with the semiconductor package; a socket guide having an open region delimiting the socket; an insert... Agent:05/02/2013 > 65 patent applications in 53 patent subcategories.
20130106396 - Rfid-based devices and methods for initializing a sensor: An RFID-based analyte sensor is provided with an antenna adapted to receive energy from an RF field and produce a signal. A sensing material is electrically connected to the antenna and has an electrical property which varies in the presence of an analyte. An energy storage device is also electrically... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation
20130106397 - Meter collar for plug-in connection of distributed power generation: An electric power meter collar with external sockets enables expedited connection of distributed energy resources to the customer premises or the electric power grid. The meter collar is installed between an electric meter and the meter socket box that the meter would otherwise plug into at the site of a... Agent:
20130106398 - Gain measurement circuit, gain measurement method, and communication apparatus: A gain measurement circuit of a receiver includes a frequency mixer that receives a reception signal, mixes the reception signal with a local signal from an oscillator, and outputs an intermediate frequency signal; and a phase controller that extracts a part of the local signal, sets a different phase for... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130106399 - Determining propagation delay: Techniques for obtaining a propagation delay through first and second transmission lines having substantially equal propagation delays may include: providing a first signal to the first transmission line; providing a second signal to the second transmission line; detecting an incident edge of the first signal on the first transmission line;... Agent: Teradyne, Inc.
20130106400 - Proximity electric current sensing device and method: A proximity electric current sensing device includes a main body, a first and second adjusting components, a first to third sensing units. The main body has a hole for a conducting wire to go through. The first and second adjusting components are disposed on a first and second sides of... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20130106401 - Oscilloscope probe comprising status indicator: A system comprises an oscilloscope and an oscilloscope probe having a status indicator. The status indicator is located on a probe head of the oscilloscope probe and is configured to convey information to a user to indicate at least one characteristic of the signal. In certain embodiments, the status indicator... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
20130106402 - Power source arrangement and method of diagnosing a power source arrangement: An embodiment method of diagnosing a power source arrangement includes a plurality of n power sources connected in series between output terminals, wherein n≧2. At least two different groups of power sources are selected from the power source arrangement. A voltage of each of the at least two different groups... Agent: Infineon Technologies Austria Ag
20130106403 - Garment incorporating a non destructive control system: A garment of vest type (1) incorporating a non-destructive control system includes, as constituent elements, an electronic measurement device (26) able to be connected to a measurement sensor, and linked to an electronic card (20) itself linked to an electrical power supply source (21) and to a viewing and control... Agent:
20130106405 - Device for detecting the position of an actuator: A device for detecting the position of an actuator has a conductor arrangement, which detects magnetic fluxes flowing therethrough and converts same into a voltage signal that is dependent on the position, at which the magnetic flux penetrates the conductor arrangement. The induced voltage signal is proportional to the position... Agent: Ait Austrian Institute Of Technology Gmbh
20130106404 - Position detecting device: A first and a second magnet are provided on a movable member so as to oppose to each other across a virtual plane. Each magnet is magnetized in a direction perpendicular to the movable member, so that the same magnetic poles of the magnets are opposed to each other. A... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130106406 - Magnetic encoder with improved resolution: A low-cost magnetic encoder that facilitates generating sinusoidal magnetic flux is provided. First and second permanent magnet arrays each include a plurality of permanent magnets arranged such that magnetic poles having the same polarity face each other, and magnetic yokes disposed on side surfaces of the plurality of permanent magnets.... Agent: Sanyo Denki Co., Ltd.
20130106407 - Compact 3d direction finder: An apparatus that includes two non-coinciding arrangements disposed in an two axes Cartesian coordinate system such that each arrangement having a non-zero projection on a respective axis from among the two axes. Each one of the arrangements includes a pair of oppositely directed, spaced apart, co-axial radiating-capable elements, each of... Agent: Elta Systems Ltd.
20130106408 - Rotation detecting unit and method for making the same: A rotation detecting unit is adapted for a rotatable body. The rotation detecting unit includes a rotation detecting part, a signal transmission member, and a main body part. The rotation detecting part detects a rotational state of the rotatable body and outputs a rotation detection signal. The signal transmission member... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130106409 - Eddy current array probe: Present embodiments include eddy current array probes having differential coils capable of detecting both long and short flaws in a test specimen and, additionally or alternatively, multiplexed drive coils. For example, an eddy current array probe may include a first plurality of eddy current channels disposed in a first row... Agent: General Electric Company
20130106410 - Apparatus and method for reset and stabilization control of a magnetic sensor: A magnitude and direction of at least one of a reset current and a second stabilization current (that produces a reset field and a second stabilization field, respectively) is determined that, when applied to an array of magnetic sense elements, minimizes the total required stabilization field and reset field during... Agent: Everpsin Technologies, Inc.
20130106412 - Electrical current sensor: An electrical current sensor includes a magnetic detection element whose characteristics are changed by an inductive magnetic field from a current to be measured, a plurality of coils that are connected in series with each other and which are arranged in the vicinity of the magnetic detection element, and generates... Agent: Alps Green Devices Co., Ltd.
20130106411 - Magnetostrictive position transducer and magnetostrictive sensing element thereof: A magnetostrictive position transducer and a magnetostrictive sensing element thereof are characterized that a magnetostrictive sensing element is mounted inside an outer tube, the magnetostrictive sensing element has two end mounts respectively mounted on two ends of an insulating and hollow tube and a magnetostrictive wire mounted through the tube,... Agent: Finetek Co., Ltd
20130106413 - System and method for measuring borehole geometry while drilling: A method and system for determining a geometry of a borehole includes forming an nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) caliper with a plurality of coils and coupling the NMR caliper to a borehole assembly. The NMR caliper may be calibrated for porosity and the T2 of the drilling mud, prior to... Agent:
20130106415 - Magnetic resonance analysis using a plurality of pairs of bipolar gradient pulses: A magnetic resonance method is disclosed. The method comprises applying to the sample a plurality of pairs of bipolar gradient pulse subsequences, acquiring a magnetic resonance signal from the sample, analyzing the signal, and issuing a report regarding the analysis.... Agent: Ramot At Tel-aviv University Ltd.
20130106417 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and rf pulse control method: Disclosed are a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and an RF pulse control method wherein an RF pulse sequence in a start-up sequence is set as a monotonically increasing flip angle with offset, in order to reduce ghosts, blurring, and other artifacts during measurement in a transient state. For example, the... Agent:
20130106414 - Method for recording magnetic resonance image data when using a ventilation apparatus: A method for recording magnetic resonance image data of a patient ventilated by means of a ventilation apparatus is provided. The method includes assigning influencing information describing the effect of a respiratory movement on the image data recording to pulse sequence information, determining a magnetic resonance protocol for actuating a... Agent:
20130106416 - Router and coil array for ultra high field mri: A router (60), for use with magnetic resonance systems (10), selectively routes unique excitation signals, generated by a multi-channel radio-frequency (RF) amplifier, over transmission lines (Tx) to any one of a plurality of connection panels (66) which each accepts at least one RF coil assembly having multiple coil elements (20).... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130106418 - Heat conducting component and manufacturing method therefor and refrigeration system and magnetic resonance imaging equipment employing such a component: In a heat conducting component used in a superconducting magnet refrigeration system and a manufacturing method for the same, a superconducting magnet refrigeration system and magnetic resonance imaging equipment, the heat conducting component includes an aluminum block, annular stainless steel transition part, and a first thin wall tube, wherein there... Agent:
20130106419 - Local coil for magnetic resonance applications: A local coil includes a transmitter, to which magnetic resonance signals are supplied and which modulates a carrier signal oscillating at a carrier frequency using the magnetic resonance signals. The local coil includes a transmitting antenna, to which the modulated carrier signal is supplied and which sends the modulated carrier... Agent:
20130106420 - Magnetic resonance imaging gradient coil, magnet assembly, and system: A magnetic resonance imaging magnet assembly (100) comprising: a magnet (102) adapted for generating a main magnetic field for aligning the magnetic spins of nuclei of a subject (502) located within an imaging volume (504); and a gradient coil (103) for generating a gradient magnetic field for spatial encoding of... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130106421 - Methods and systems for determining standoff between a downhole tool and a geological formation: Methods and systems for determining a standoff between a downhole tool and a geological formation are provided. The standoff may be determined using a standoff measurement system that includes an electrode component, one or more electronics components, one or more transformers, and one or more processor units. When the standoff... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130106422 - Switch detection system: A switch detection system (100) includes a first switch (102) having a pole node (153), a normally closed contact (160), and a normally open contact (161), the pole node (153) of the first switch (102) connected to a voltage source node (104), a second switch (102) having a pole node... Agent: Otis Elevator Company
20130106423 - Main relay monitoring device and method for green vehicle: Disclosed is a main relay monitoring system and method for a green vehicle, where a main relay is installed between a high voltage battery and an inverter in order to diagnose whether the main relay, which controls the output of the high voltage battery, is fused. In particular a switching... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130106424 - Quick reference relay diagnostic circuit: The present invention allows a technician a quick reference diagnostics of an automotive individual electrical circuit by replacement of the OEM relay with a diagnostics relay incorporating a series of LED bulbs designed to illuminate individually upon completion of each internal switching function. Adjacent to an LED is a voltage... Agent:
20130106425 - Current detection apparatus: A current detection apparatus for detecting a current from a battery flowing through a harness. The apparatus includes a resistor having first and second fixed portions secured and electrically connected to a battery-side wiring and the harness, respectively, a circuit board provided with a current detection circuit for detecting a... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130106426 - Method and apparatus for measuring a remaining capacity of a battery when charging constant current/constant voltage mode in a portable terminal: According to one embodiment, a method for measuring the remaining capacity of a battery in a portable terminal includes calculating an elapsed time when a voltage of the battery, which increases while the battery is being charged, arrives at a fully charged voltage, and providing a remaining capacity of the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130106427 - Battery rating method: A method of rating a battery includes providing a plurality of numerical values by removing units from standardized ratings or tests for the battery; assigning a pre-calculated unit scaling factor to each numerical value of the plurality of numerical values; and calculating a total rating by multiplying each pre-calculated unit... Agent: Exide Technologies
20130106428 - Battery voltage monitoring apparatus: A battery voltage monitoring apparatus for monitoring an assembled battery voltage, the assembled battery including a plurality of battery cells, the battery voltage monitoring apparatus including a plurality of input terminals, the plurality of input terminals being respectively coupled to the plurality of battery cells through a potential measurement line,... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20130106430 - Battery pack voltage detection device: A voltage detection device connects the positive electrodes of unit cells (BT1 to BT4) and terminals (T1 to T4) of a multiplexer (12) via connection lines (L1 to L4), respectively, and includes first switches (SW11 to SW14) between the connection lines and the unit cells. The voltage detection device connects... Agent: Yazaki Corporation
20130106429 - Method and cell monitoring unit for monitoring an accumulator; central monitoring unit and accumulator: A method for monitoring a charge accumulator (1) with several cells (2, 2a . . . 2n), wherein a parameter of a cell (2, 2a . . . 2n) is measured and transmitted to a central monitoring unit (4) by means of a pulse-width modulated signal. The pulse-width modulated signals... Agent: Brusa Elektronik Ag
20130106431 - Ionization vacuum gauge: An ionization vacuum gauge includes a cathode, an anode and an ion collector. The ion collector component is located at one side of the anode component and spaced from the anode component. The cathode component is located at another side of the anode component and includes an electron emitter, which... Agent:
20130106432 - Ground fault detector: A ground fault detector which does not need complicated circuitry and can detect a ground fault with high accuracy in conformity to a capacitance of a common mode capacitor is presented. Upon judging the ground fault on the basis of a threshold for a high-tension power supply system which is... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130106433 - Resettable fused jumper lead: An automotive circuit tester consisting of a jumper wire having a spring loaded clip at one side and voltage probe at the other incorporates a fuse holder utilized for the housing of an electric current resectable fuse.... Agent:
20130106434 - Electrostatic field interference testing apparatus and method using the same: An electrostatic field interference testing apparatus and a method using the same are disclosed. The electrostatic field interference testing apparatus includes an electrostatic discharge generator and a conducting element placed in the neighborhood of an output end of the electrostatic discharge generator where an electrostatic discharge takes place and electrically... Agent: Wistron Corp.
20130106435 - Pinch detection device at opening/closing section, vehicle having the device, and method for detecting pinch at the opening/closing section: This invention is a pinch detection device at an opening/closing section includes a sensor for detecting displacement of a opening/closing section of a vehicle to be opened/closed by a motor, a time counter for counting a relative time adjusted according to a fluctuation in a power supply voltage, and a... Agent:
20130106436 - Touch sensor with measurement to noise synchronization: In one embodiment, a method includes sensing by a touch sensor a periodic noise signal caused by an external power source removably coupled to the touch sensor. A measurement signal that is synchronized to the periodic noise signal may be generated and transmitted to a location of the touch sensor.... Agent:
20130106437 - Insulation resistance monitoring for vehicles with high-voltage power net: A monitor for monitoring isolation resistance, impedance, or other isolation reflective conditions between vehicle systems as contemplated. The monitor may be useful in assessing insulation resistance between a high-voltage power net and a low-voltage power net. The monitor may be configured to assess a sufficiency of the insulation resistance based... Agent: Lear Corporation
20130106439 - Digital delay measurement: Distance between two devices is determined by sending a digital signal from a first device to a second device, and receiving a repeated signal from the second device in the first device. The repeated signal comprises the digital signal sent from the first device resent by the second device. A... Agent: Digi International Inc.
20130106438 - System and method for examining asymetric operations: Systems and methods for transition delay measuring are presented. A transition delay measuring method can include oscillating a signal between states and tracking an indication associated with an isolated attribute of the transitions between the states. Oscillations can include asymmetric transitions between the states and the tracked isolated attribute can... Agent: Nvidia Corporation
20130106440 - Rf power measurement with bi-directional bridge: A bi-directional bridge includes a forward bridge portion, and reverse bridge portion and a shared portion that enables the simultaneous measurement of power flowing in both directions while reducing insertion losses, providing better impedance matching and/or providing improved directionality. In some embodiments, additional attenuation is provided to reduce the common... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20130106441 - Flexible touch sensor: In one embodiment, an apparatus include a substantially flexible substrate and a touch sensor disposed on the substantially flexible substrate. The touch sensor comprising drive or sense electrodes made of flexible conductive material configured to bend with the substantially flexible substrate.... Agent:
20130106442 - Apparatus and method for measuring the dissipation factor of an insulator: An apparatus (1) for measuring the loss factor of an insulator (2) for medium or high voltages, equipped with a tap adapter (3) forming a point for picking up an electrical signal (4), comprises a reference capacitor (9) having a first electrode (10), which can be connected to the tap... Agent: Techimp Technologies S.r.l.
20130106444 - Capacitive measurement system and method: A capacitance measurement system precharges first terminals (21-0 . . . 21-k . . . 21-n) of a plurality of capacitors (25-0 . . . 25-k . . . 25), respectively, of a CDAC (capacitor digital-to-analog converter) (23) included in a SAR (successive approximation register) converter (17) to a first... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130106443 - Sensor having a transistor and imprint sites: A sensor includes a transistor and a receptor layer positioned on the transistor. The receptor layer comprises a plurality of imprint sites, wherein each of the plurality of imprint sites is to mate with a portion of a target molecular species, and wherein at least two of the plurality of... Agent:
20130106445 - Powder sensor: A powder sensor includes a piezoelectric element, an oscillator circuit, a phase determination circuit, and a powder presence/absence determination circuit. The oscillator circuit applies to the piezoelectric element an output signal having a frequency equal to or near a resonance frequency of the piezoelectric element. The phase determination circuit determines... Agent: Tdk Corporation
20130106446 - Method for determining the roughness of an internal surface: A method for determining the roughness of an internal surface of a metal substrate or a metal layer is provided. By the correlation of a single destructive measurement in order to determine the roughness and the conductivity measurement of a transition region, the roughness is determined for other samples without... Agent:
20130106447 - Detection of reinforcement metal corrosion: Systems, devices, and/or methods for use in detection of reinforcement metal corrosion within material, such as concrete, are described. The systems, devices, and/or methods may use a passive sensor located within the material and an interrogator located outside of the material that may be used to interrogate the passive sensor... Agent: University Of Manitoba
20130106448 - Test key structure and method for measuring step height by such test key structure: A test key structure for use in measuring step height includes a substrate, and a pair of test contacts. The substrate includes an isolation region and a diffusion region. The test contact pair includes a first test contact and a second test contact for measuring electrical resistances. The first test... Agent:
20130106449 - Current detection apparatus: A current detection apparatus for detecting a current from a battery flowing through a harness. The apparatus includes a resistor having a current carrying member disposed between a terminal of the battery and the harness, a circuit board provided thereon with a current detection circuit for detecting a current flowing... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130106451 - Apparatus for vlf-voltage testing of cables: An apparatus for testing a cable or other capacitive load object with a VLF alternating cosine square, rectangular or trapezoidal test voltage, includes one or two DC voltage sources and a switching arrangement controlled by a measuring and control unit, to produce the test voltage with alternating switched polarity. The... Agent:
20130106450 - Drive circuit and test apparatus: The response characteristics of an output signal and current consumption are kept constant. A drive circuit for outputting an output signal having a voltage determined by a logic of an input signal includes a constant voltage generating section generating a constant bias voltage, a CML circuit outputting the output signal... Agent: Advantest Corporation
20130106453 - Jig for use in semiconductor test and method of measuring breakdown voltage by using the jig: A jig for use in a semiconductor test of the present invention includes; a base on which a probe pin and an insulating material are provided such that the probe pin is surrounded by the insulating material in plan view; and a stage arranged to face a surface of the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130106454 - Printed circuit board testing device: A printed circuit board testing device for performing an electrical test on a printed circuit board having test contacts includes a test platform, a positioning unit, an electrical connection unit, and a detecting unit. The positioning unit is disposed on the test platform and adapted to receive the printed circuit... Agent: Askey Technology (jiangsu) Ltd.
20130106452 - Real-time on-chip em performance monitoring: An integrated circuit, testing structure, and method for monitoring electro-migration (EM) performance. A method is described that includes method for measuring on-chip electro-migration (EM) performance, including: providing a first on-chip sensor continuously powered with a stress current; providing a second on-chip sensor that is powered only during measurement cycles with... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130106456 - Micromachined on-wafer probes and related method: A micromachining process to fabricate a single chip that simple drops into a supporting structure. The micromachining process provides the ability to create a probe that will interface with integrated circuits, for example, operating at frequencies in the range of about 100 GHz to about 3,000 GHz (3 THz). This... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation
20130106455 - Pressure sensing and control for semiconductor wafer probing: A wafer probing system includes a probe card assembly having a plurality of individual probe structures configured make contact with a semiconductor wafer mounted on a motor driven wafer chuck, with each probe structure configured with a pressure sensing unit integrated therewith; and a controller configured to drive the probe... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130106457 - Test probe for test and fabrication method thereof: A method of fabricating a test probe includes a first conductive providing operation in which a first conductive member formed of a conductive metal material is provided, the first conductive member including a probe portion that has a probe shape and is formed in an upper portion of the first... Agent:
20130106458 - Holder for measurement and measurement apparatus: A holder for measurement configured to be capable of holding an object of measurement, the object of measurement included a package including a plurality of semiconductor chips and a conduction portion exposed to the outside through a lateral surface of the package, including: a support board including a through-hole; a... Agent:
20130106459 - 3d-ic interposer testing structure and method of testing the structure: An interposer for a 3D-IC is provided with a plurality of functional metal wiring segments where the plurality of functional metal wiring segments are connected in series by a plurality of dummy metal wiring segments thus allowing the plurality of functional metal wiring segments to be electrically tested for continuity... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20130106460 - Method for detecting a step loss condition: A method for detecting and correcting for a step loss condition. A back electromagnetic force signal is measured and compared to a reference voltage. The motor continues operating and the back electromagnetic force signal is measured again and compared to the reference voltage. If the measured levels of the back... Agent:04/25/2013 > 45 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories.
20130099772 - Method and apparatus for detecting a lightning strike: Described herein is a self-powered system for detecting a current spike. The current spike is delivered through a current return network that energizes a resonant circuit to produce an alternating electrical output. The output is rectified by a rectifier into direct output that is then transferred to an integrator circuit.... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130099773 - High-voltage sensor with axially overlapping electrodes: A voltage sensor includes an insulator with mutually insulated electrodes embedded therein. The electrodes are coaxial and cylindrical and overlap axially along part of their lengths. They are mutually staggered and control the surfaces of electric equipotential such that there is a substantially homogeneous electric field outside the insulator and... Agent: Abb Research Ltd
20130099774 - Method for characterizing the sensitivity of electronic components to destructive mechanisms: A method for characterizing the sensitivity of an electronic component with respect to a natural radiating environment. The safe operating area (SOA) voltage range beyond which destructive events occur is determined for the electronic component for given characteristics of a particle or incident beam. The electronic component is turned on... Agent: European Aeronautic Defense And Space Company Eads France
20130099775 - Current sensor: A current sensor includes a first support configured to include a cutout portion, a first magnetic detector element group configured to be provided in the first support, a second support configured to include a cutout portion, and a second magnetic detector element group configured to be provided in the second... Agent: Alps Green Devices Co., Ltd.
20130099776 - Wireless charging intensity indication method and charged device: The present invention discloses a wireless charging intensity indication method, including: obtaining, by a charged device, wireless charging intensity of the charged device at a present charging position, and displaying, on a display screen, the wireless charging intensity at the present charging position, where the displaying the wireless charging intensity... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
20130099778 - Differential transformer type magnetic sensor: A differential transformer type magnetic sensor is disclosed. The drive coil includes a planar coil arranged on a substrate. The first differential coil includes a planar coil arranged on the substrate. The second differential coil includes a planar coil arranged on the substrate and connected to the first differential coil.... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20130099777 - Method for determining a distance and an integrated magnetic field measuring device: An integrated magnetic field measuring device is provided that includes a semiconductor body arranged on a metal substrate and having a first surface, and a plurality of metal surfaces formed on the surface, a first magnetic field sensor, formed in the semiconductor body and having a first sensor signal, and... Agent: Micronas Gmbh
20130099779 - High current range magnetoresistive-based current sensor: A system includes a magnetoresistive (MR) bridge circuit, a magnetic field sensor, and an adjustable load. The MR bridge circuit receives a supply voltage and generates an output voltage that indicates a strength/direction of a magnetic field. The MR bridge circuit includes first and second MR elements connected in series... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130099780 - Magnetic nano-multilayers for magnetic sensors and manufacturing method thereof: The invention discloses a magnetic nano-multilayers structure and the method for making it. The multilayer film includes—sequentially from one end to the other end—a substrate, a bottom layer, a magnetic reference layer, a space layer, a magnetic detecting layer and a cap layer. The, up-stated structure is for convert the... Agent: Institute Of Physics, Chinese Academy Of Sciences
20130099781 - Current sensor and method for detecting a currentless state: A current sensor having a magnetic field sensor, and a variable current source connected to the magnetic field sensor, and a first differential amplifier, connected to the magnetic field sensor, for amplifying a first sensor voltage. A second differential amplifier is provided and the second differential amplifier is connected to... Agent: Micronas Gmbh
20130099782 - Hall sensor system: Integrated circuit Hall sensor system comprising a plurality of elementary blocks (EB), each elementary block including a Hall cell (4), a differential pair (8) of an input stage of a Differential Difference Amplifier (DDA), and terminals (12a, 12b), wherein the terminals (12a, 12b) are placed laterally on opposing outer sides... Agent: Lem Intellectual Property Sa
20130099783 - Dual-axis anisotropic magnetoresistive sensors: An integrated dual-axis anisotropic magnetoresistive sensor can include first and second sensor units. A resistor bridge of the first sensor unit can include a plurality of magnetoresistors, each having at least one strip of anisotropic magnetoresistive material with a longitudinal axis substantially parallel to the technological anisotropy axis of the... Agent:
20130099784 - Method for magnetic resonance imaging with controlled aliasing: A method for imaging a subject with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system using controlled aliasing is provided. A radio frequency (RF) excitation field is applied to excite the spins in a volume-of-interest that may include multiple slice locations. Using the MRI system, a readout magnetic field gradient is established... Agent:
20130099786 - Parallel magnetic resonance imaging using undersampled coil data for coil sensitivity estimation: A computer program product (1344, 1346, 1348) comprising machine executable instructions for performing a method of acquiring a magnetic resonance image (1342), the method comprising the steps of: acquiring (100, 200, 300) a set of coil array data (1334) of an imaging volume (1304) using a coil array (1314), wherein... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130099787 - System and method for series resonant converter protection: A resonant power supply is disclosed. The resonant power supply includes a series resonant configured to convert an input DC voltage to an output DC voltage. The resonant power supply further comprises a converter controller coupled to the series resonant converter and configured to receive a DC voltage feedback signal... Agent: General Electric Company
20130099789 - Resonance circuit having a variable resonance frequency: A resonance circuit with a variable resonance frequency provided by a variable capacitor having compliant electrodes arranged on a deformable sheet. When the sheet is deformed the capacitance is varied. Further a sensing element comprising the resonance circuit and a sensing system comprising at least one sensing element, a sending... Agent: Danfoss Polypower A/s
20130099788 - System and method for gradient amplifier control: A gradient amplifier for driving a gradient coil is disclosed. The gradient amplifier includes a direct current (DC) bus for receiving DC voltage generated from a series resonant converter, an inverter coupled to the DC bus configured to receive the DC voltage at the DC bus and convert the DC... Agent: General Electric Company
20130099790 - Multi-axis marker locator: A portable locator for locating an obscured marker. The locator includes a portable locator housing, a first antenna disposed within the housing, a second antenna disposed orthogonally to the antenna within the housing; and a processor. The processor is configured to interact with each of the first and second antennas,... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20130099791 - Methodologies to improve reliability of transducer electrical interconnections: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses measuring a property of a material. The apparatus may include a transducer comprising a first electrical conductor, a second electrical conductor, and a piezoelectric component configured to receive the two conductors. The piezoelectric component may include a cavity dimensioned to improve the... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130099792 - Enhanced method of sensing ionization current in spark ignition internal combustion engines and related spark plug structures: A spark plug, including an insulator embedding a first metallic electrode axially extending therethrough from a high voltage outer end terminal to the center of the inner end of the insulator from which it protrudes; a metallic ground electrode isolated from the first electrode and having an extended inner termination... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.i.
20130099793 - Battery monitoring apparatus: A battery monitoring apparatus for monitoring a battery condition of an assembled battery. In the apparatus, a control unit transmits, to a monitoring unit that is powered by the assembled battery and monitors its battery condition, a first mode-switching instruction signal for instructing the monitoring unit to transition from a... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130099794 - Degradation determination device and degradation determination method for lithium ion secondary battery: A degradation determination device includes: a measuring unit measuring an open-circuit voltage characteristic indicating an open-circuit voltage variation with respect to a lithium ion secondary battery capacity variation; and a determining unit determining a degradation state due to wear and precipitation of lithium using a parameter for identifying the open-circuit... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130099795 - Electric leakage detecting apparatus: An electric leakage detecting apparatus includes: a first voltage-dividing circuit; a second voltage-dividing circuit; a first switch which is inserted in a line connecting the first voltage-dividing circuit and the ground connection resistance; a second switch which is inserted in a line connecting the second voltage-dividing circuit and the ground... Agent: Keihin Corporation
20130099796 - Radiation-tolerant overcurrent detection: Systems and methods for radiation-tolerant overcurrent detection are disclosed. In some embodiments, an integrated circuit may include a plurality of overcurrent detectors, each of the plurality of overcurrent detectors configured to detect a candidate overcurrent event. The integrated circuit may also include a voting circuit coupled to the overcurrent detectors,... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130099797 - Variable impedance device: A variable impedance device includes a passive tuner that includes at least one variable component, which is controllable to apply a variable impedance value to an input signal of the passive tuner. A low noise amplifier is configured to supply the input signal to the passive tuner by amplifying an... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (crolles 2) Sas
20130099798 - Measurement device and method thereof: Measurement devices, systems, and methods to measure a high field conductivity of a fluid are provided herein. The measurement device includes a fluid cell, a pair of electrodes, a voltage switch, and a measurement unit. The fluid cell is on an inclined plane to receive the fluid. The pair of... Agent:
20130099799 - Method for measuring interface state density: The present invention provides a method for measuring the interface state density by a conductance technique. In particular, the method comprises: biasing a MOS capacitor structure to be measured in an accumulation region, measuring the MOS capacitor structure under a fixed bias voltage and at predetermined scanning frequencies in the... Agent:
20130099800 - Algorithm and implementation system for measuring impedance in the d-q domain: A controller and infrastructure for an impedance analyzer measures responses to perturbations to respective phases of a multi-phase system at an interface between stages thereof (which may be considered as a source and load in regard to each other), such as a multi-phase electrical power system, to determine a transfer... Agent:
20130099801 - Diagnostic methods and apparatus for an accelerator using induction to generate an electric field with a localized curl: Methods and apparatus are described wherein a charged beam in an enclosed conducting cavity in an accelerator is monitored for position, current, and energy. One method uses induced electric signals on non-intercepting conducting electrodes. Another method uses an intercepting and moving electrode than can be moved into the beam to... Agent: Passport Systems, Inc.
20130099802 - Input device with force sensing: Devices and methods are provided that facilitate improved input device performance. The devices and methods utilize a first substrate with proximity sensor electrodes and at least a first force sensor electrode disposed on the first substrate. A second substrate is physically coupled to the first substrate, where the second substrate... Agent: Synaptics Incorporated
20130099803 - Film thickness sensor with porous blower: A sensor system for measuring the thickness of flat material that is moved relative to the sensor system has a first sensor device for measuring the thickness of the flat material and a device for generating an air cushion. The device is disposed in such a way that there is... Agent:
20130099804 - Apparatus and method for measuring capacitance in touch sensor: An apparatus and method are provided to rapidly and accurately measure the variation of capacitance in a panel load of a touch sensor and thus increase touch sensitivity and noise resistance. The apparatus includes a panel driver configured to drive a panel load in the touch sensor according to a... Agent: Seti Co., Ltd.
20130099805 - Determining actuation of multi-sensor-electrode capacitive buttons: In a method for determining actuation of a first capacitive button having a first set of at least three sensor electrode elements associated with at least three distinct sensor electrodes, and wherein a sensor electrode element of the first set of sensor electrode elements and a sensor electrode element of... Agent: Synaptics Incorporated
20130099806 - Long range, battery powered, wireless environmental sensor interface devices: Long range, battery powered, wireless environmental sensor interface devices that can be connected to a plurality of sensors and wirelessly communicate the sensor readings back to a central collection device or Internet terminal. Instead or additionally, sensors can be integrated with the device for added efficiency. The devices incorporate a... Agent:
20130099807 - Load impedance detection for static or dynamic adjustment of passive loads: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for detecting an impedance of a wireless power transmitter load. In one aspect, a method of determining a reactive condition of a wireless power transmitter apparatus is provided. The method comprises determining a value correlated to a voltage of a drain of a... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130099808 - Fluid resistivity sensor: Various embodiments include apparatus and methods of determining resistivity of fluids downhole in a well. The apparatus and methods may include using a sensor that employs a focused electric dipole as a transmitter and a uses a receiver to detect the electric current strength in the fluid under measurement responsive... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130099809 - Methods and systems for probing semiconductor wafers: A wafer probing method includes calibrating a wafer probing system, checking continuity between probe pins of the wafer probing system and respective conductors of a wafer under test, and identifying at least an interconnect structure in the wafer under test to determine whether a fault exists.... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20130099810 - Electrically conductive kelvin contacts for microcircuit tester: Terminals (2, 502) of a device under test (DUT) are connected to corresponding contact pads or leads by a series of electrically conductive contacts. Each terminal testing connects with both a “force” contact and a “sense” contact. In one embodiment, the sense contact (770) partially or completely laterally surrounds the... Agent: Johnstech International Corporation
20130099811 - Probe: Disclosed is a probe which stably transmits a test signal. The probe electrically connects a semiconductor device and a tester for testing the semiconductor device. The probe may include an upper plunger which is configured to be electrically connected to the semiconductor device; a lower plunger which is configured to... Agent: Leeno Industrial Inc.
20130099813 - Contact terminal for a probe card, and the probe card: A contact terminal for a probe card includes a cylindrical main body. The main body includes a pillar-shaped central portion formed of a first material and an outer housing which is formed of a second material and covers a lateral surface of the central portion, and hardness and resistivity of... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited
20130099812 - Probe cards for probing integrated circuits: A device includes a probe card, which further includes a chip. The chip includes a semiconductor substrate, a test engine disposed in the chip, wherein the test engine comprises a device formed on the semiconductor substrate, wherein the device is selected from the group consisting essentially of a passive device,... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20130099814 - Contact probe and probe unit: A contact probe includes a conductive first plunger including, on a same axis, a distal end portion, a flange portion, a boss portion, and a base end portion, a conductive second plunger including, on the same axis, a second distal end portion and a boss portion, and a coil spring... Agent: Nhk Spring Co., Ltd.
20130099815 - Probe card handling carriage: A probe card handling carriage is applicable to various working environments. The probe card handling carriage includes a main body provided to be travelable on the ground, a drawer unit provided to be movable in a forward and backward direction with respect to the main body, and a transfer robot... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130099816 - Active matrix substrate, display device, and method for testing the active matrix substrate or the display device: An active matrix substrate includes a plurality of bus lines (1, 2) provided in a pixel region, a plurality of signal terminals (5) provided in a connection terminal region (K), connection lines (3), additional signal terminals (11), test lines (8), and switching elements (4). The switching elements (4) are divided... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki KaishaPrevious industry: Electricity: power supply or regulation systems
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